Fenwick Island


BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Haley returns with Cuban ambience for new restaurant

One month ago, in November, Matt Haley — owner and executive chef at SoDel Concepts, president of La Esperanza and founder of Global Delaware — received the highest honor the Delaware Restaurant Association can bestow: the Cornerstone Award. It...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:06am

Fenwick author to hold multiple book signings in area

What would you do if you found a mahogany box washed up on the shore, and it contained ashes?

In Fran Hasson’s first book, “Allawe,” protagonist Marla Alexander is faced with that very question.

“She’s obsessed with the box...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:17am

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Fenwick Island man recalls World War II memories

As Charles Sewell sits in his coastal Delaware home these days, the realization that his memory has begun failing him is crystal clear. There are many things he no longer remembers about his time fighting for his country during the later stages...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:04am

Annual Turkey Trot offers Turkey Day fun-run

For five years, Fenwick Island has been host to the Turkey Trot — a “fun-run” held on the morning of Thanksgiving that raises money for charity. The fun-run starts at 8 a.m. at Lewes Street and participants will run south through the end of town...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:23am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads

Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012. Until further notice, no motor vehicles should be operated on any road in the State of Delaware unless operated by essential personnel: "...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:27pm

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware National Guard continues preparation

The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.

“Within the next 12-18 hours, we will have approximately 250 support personnel in place and ready to assist with the needs of the state and...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:15am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:41am

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:44pm

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:54pm

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:34pm

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday,...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:24pm

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:16pm

BREAKING NEWS: Eakle calls on candidates to help plan assistance for hurricane-threatened residents

Delaware Senate District 20 candidate Rick Eakle (D) on Friday asked his fellow Sussex County candidates in the Nov. 6 elections to put aside their political differences ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Sandy and gather to plan...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:05am

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Campaign sign incident leads to elections complaint

Captain Mac’s Bait & Tackle shop contacted the Delaware Elections Commission early this week, reporting “belligerent, threatening” behavior from a political supporter last week, but others say the incident was blown out of proportion.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:19pm

Energy Gym adds to workout convenience with childcare

In keeping with their “No Excuses” motto, Energy Gym on Route 54 will start offering child care to their members and visitors in the coming weeks.

“We are trying to give it more of a community-base element,” owner Gina Hall explained. “...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:53pm

Fenwick Island Town Council amends ambulance agreement

The Fenwick Island Town Council met last week to approve changes to the town’s ambulance service agreement with the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

Fenwick, along with Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Sea Colony, have an agreement of...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

Subity resigns as Chamber director

On Monday, Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Subity gave the Chamber’s board her letter of resignation.

“The hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye to all of you, the members, my wonderful staff and board of...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:58am

Fenwick Island Lions Club to hold quarter auction on Monday

The Fenwick Island Lions Club will be hosting its first quarter auction and paddle party on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Roxana Fire Hall.

“This is the very first one that we’ve done. The people who are running it have been to four of them,”...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:49am

Barefoot Gardeners set to show off Gifts by the Sea at flower show

Whether they’ve realized it or not, many local residents and visitors have already seen the Barefoot Gardeners’ work: in the median in Fenwick Island, at Justin’s Beach House in Bethany Beach or at town hall in Fenwick Island. Now, people can...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:47am

Fenwick Island council discusses park and lifeguard pay

Last week the Fenwick Island Town Council discussed the improvements planned for the Cannon Street Park. Mayor Audrey Serio said that the park task force had met earlier in the month and discussed their vision for the park, what should be in the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:19pm

Free tai chi and qigong offered at Chamber office

Next Thursday, visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to take a free introduction class to tai chi and qigong at the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, given by certified instructor Jim Mace.

“Jim has been a member with...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:02pm

Viking Golf: Mini-Pin Hunting

From battleships to cave trolls, Viking Golf in Fenwick Island offers a mythical history lesson in Viking culture. From its location at the crossroads of Routes 1 and 54, magic and history find common ground along the greens.

Coastal...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:35pm

Abby's Crabby Mallets has 8-year-old raising charitable funds

While most 8-year-olds are spending their summer vacation playing at the beach on family vacations or preparing for the third grade, Abby Bolcik is spending her summer vacation decorating crab mallets to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:43am

John Tesh set to swing on Freeman Stage

Audiences often bring their own chairs to the Freeman Stage at Bayside, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be sitting when John Tesh takes the stage this Friday, July 20. While the coastal area is commonly known as the Quiet Resorts, Sussex County...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:19am

Quilting and eating with faith, hope and love

The Faith, Hope, Love Quilters have been meeting since 1997 at St. Matthew’s By-the-Sea United Methodist Church at 1000 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. The group originally made baby quilts but soon realized that a greater mission was knocking...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:15am

Gray announces candidacy for 38th District representative

“This is it. This is what I have wanted to do my whole life. I am here to officially announce that I am a candidate for state representative for the 38th District.”

Ron E. Gray said those words to a packed house (or tent) at an outside...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:02am

Fenwick Island boat parade to make a statement

What’s the recipe for a good parade? Just add water!

And the Fenwick Island Yacht Club sends the usual landlocked spectacle out to sea each year with its annual boat parade, set to be held this year on Saturday, July 28.

“It’s just...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:57am

New Fenwick Island home for C&E Furniture caters to coastal area

C&E Furniture has dedicated more than 30 years to serving the coastal area with custom designs, one-of-a-kind decor and a wide variety of furniture styles and motifs, and with a new location in Fenwick Island, owner Katie Winnington is...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:23am

Local beaches among top in nation for water quality

Delaware’s beaches ranked first in the U.S. in water quality for the year 2011 in a report issued last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Out of 30 states ranked, the state had the fewest water quality samples that exceeded...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:52am

Fallen CIA officer recognized for service

“Every day, CIA employees risk their lives to keep the nation safe. Some make the ultimate sacrifice and give their lives for the mission. On the smooth white marble walls of the CIA Original Headquarters Building lobby, a field of stars serves...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:51am

Fox Haven community to hold preview event on Saturday

A new development is on the horizon in the Fenwick Island area, as Fox Haven, a community of “beach country homes,” will soon be offering 76 lot-and-home packages.

Fox Haven will be located on Route 20, a mile north the intersection of...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:45am

Fenwick bonfire set for Friday, July 6

For about a decade now, the Town of Fenwick Island has held a bonfire on the beach during the week of the Fourth of July holiday, and this year will be no different. The bonfire will be held on Friday, July 6, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Dagsboro...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:02am

Black Pearl hits the high seas in Fenwick Island and surrounding towns

Captain Jack Sparrow may have been the one who first introduced us to the Black Pearl on the high seas, but Bill Fox has brought his own Black Pearl to the streets of Fenwick Island. The customized mini-school bus has been decked out to resemble...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:57am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am