Frankford


Shoppers Sandy Stewart (right) and Yolanda Nock (center) shop for toiletries while Maya Maine (far left) checks out lip balm at the 2015 Holiday Expo.

Frankford fire hall hosting annual Holiday Expo event

The annual Holiday Expo at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is “our biggest one yet,” according to one of its organizers, offering more than 30 vendors and crafters as well as baked goods and of course, the Ladies’ Auxiliary’s famous chicken...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:27am

The newest face on the Frankford Town Council is Jimmy Sample, right, who took the oath of office in September, joining the council after the resignation of Velicia Melson.

Sample brings lifelong love of his town to Frankford council

The newest face on the Frankford Town Council is anything but new to anyone who’s been around town for more than five minutes.

Jimmy Sample took the oath of office in September, joining the council after the resignation of Velicia Melson...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:55am

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Frankford Fall Festival to feature costume parade, food

Don’t be alarmed by the scary clowns and grim reapers walking around Frankford this weekend.

They’re probably just heading for the Frankford Fall Festival, an annual event sponsored by Envision Frankford that includes a costume parade and...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:50pm

Frankford seeks intersection safety help from State

A recent fatal accident at a Frankford intersection has spurred the Town to seek help from state officials to make the spot safer.

Bruce Eckerd Jr. died Sept. 26 when he was driving westbound on Daisey Street at the intersection with Route...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:52pm

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring officer

The Frankford Town Council made two moves involving ensuring the safety of its residents at its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

The council approved a contract for security cameras and lights in Frankford Town Park. The subject of the need for...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:14pm

Kids creating ‘Kindness Explosion’ for Frankford library patrons

Reading books can bring the full range of human emotions. Books can transport one into new worlds and historic moments. They can bring laughter and sadness. Visitors to the Frankford Public Library, though, might find something else inside the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:45am

Frankford harvest

Rumbling down Frankford’s main street on Monday afternoon, this combine began its autumn corn harvest. Barry Mitchell of Frankford, who sharecrops the land, was hoping to finish all 16 acres in one day.

Sweeping through several rows of...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:18am

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring police officer

The Frankford Town Council made two moves involving ensuring the safety of its residents at its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

The council approved a contract for security cameras and lights in Frankford Town Park. The subject of the need for...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:55am

Older adults invited to emergency-preparedness workshop

With Delaware’s vulnerability to coastal storms, plus life’s other stressful surprises, people need to prepare for emergencies early.

There will be a free “Ready or Not” emergency preparedness workshop for adults 55 or older, plus their...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:48pm

Frankford library to offer ‘Resume Rescue’ workshops on Aug. 22, 29

The Frankford Public Library is partnering with Google and several national organizations to offer a pair of workshops that will give community members a chance to update their résumés.

The “Resume Rescue” workshops will be held on...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:53pm

Londyn’s Legacy brings joy to Frankford children’s festival

After a local family lost their baby girl in 2017, they have made it a mission to celebrate her life and bring joy to the community. The second annual Children’s Community Festival was held in Frankford on Saturday, Aug. 10, the second “angel-...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:51am

Annexation, water service a sore spot for Frankford neighbors

What began this week as an update from a Frankford businessman on a proposed business park project ended as a heated discussion between the businessman and a resident venting frustration about years of trying to obtain water service from the Town...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:06pm

DelDOT installs new all-way stop near Frankford

Crash data exceeded requirements

New stop signs have sprung up as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) attempts to prevent vehicle collisions near of Frankford.

On July 29, DelDOT installed an all-way stop at the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:04pm

Melson resigns in Frankford, Sample takes her place

Frankford Town Council treasurer Velicia Melson resigned last month and has since been replaced in her role on the council and as treasurer — by a new council member and a non-voting treasurer.

Melson said on Tuesday, Aug. 6, that she had...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:03pm

Ron Duley oversees the new Creative In Counters showroom in Frankford.

Frankford showroom now offering Creative In Counters

These days, there are so many choices in countertops that the process of choosing new ones or replacing old ones might seem overwhelming.

At Creative In Counters’ new Frankford showroom, sales manager Ron Duley wants to help make the...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Scott Hitchens of Frankford capped a local sweet on Friday at the Blue Hen Dispose-All Night hosted by Georgetown Speedway.

History made at historic track

Race car driver Scott Hitchens of Frankford capped a local sweep on Friday, July 26, during Georgetown Speedway’s hosting of the Blue Hen Dispose-All Night. The dominating win in front of an overflow crowd earned Hitchens $1,000, and a tighter...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:03am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term. The seats up for...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Jason Musser, left, and his father Calvin Musser III, right.

Musser Racing means experience

Frankford resident races the region with father

When Frankford racecar driver Jason Musser lines up on the grid in any one of the three divisions he races, he brings with him an extra 54 years of racing experience, in the form of his father, Calvin Musser III. Together with Jason Musser’s six...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:23am

Frankford library to teach kindergarten readiness in August

Families rounding their final summer before kindergarten can breathe a little easier. The Frankford Public Library is hosting a kindergarten readiness program to help kids and parents face the unknown.

The K-Club will meet for four weeks,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:45am

Frankford discusses restoring police department

With the Town of Frankford’s budget process under way for the coming year, Town Council President Joanne Bacon said at the Monday, July 1, council meeting that she wants the Town to examine bringing back its police force.

“I seriously...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:35pm

Local blueberry farm growing in new hands, with roots in family

The Kingsley Farm has changed hands this season, but is still operating under the same name, with bushes of ripe blueberries and plans for upcoming seasons.

The Collins family bought the farm from the previous owner, Meghan Morgan. Morgan...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:08am

Frankford's municipal water tower

Frankford may get out of water business, switch to Artesian

After struggling for decades to run its own water system supplying 350 homes, the Frankford Town Council will now pursue having a private company take over the Town’s water system, Frankford Town Council Vice President Greg Welch announced at the...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:57am

Frankford library, park event launch into ‘A Universe of Stories’

The Frankford Public Library is planning to take its patrons into space with its summer reading program that invites readers of all ages to participate and be rewarded for their efforts, as well as a Father’s Day program that’s sure to be a “hit...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:50am

Frankford taking a major step in water service

Officials in Frankford are making a tough decision — and we agree with them.

Following decades of struggling to run its own water system for 350 homes in town, Frankford Town Council will purse having a private company take over the Town’s...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:40am

Frankford council hears plans for music festival to focus on mental health

Until the last 10 minutes of the Monday, May 6 Frankford Town Council meeting, it was pretty much business as usual: updates on hydrant flushing, noise complaints, ditches that need to be cleaned out…

Then, Wesley Hayes Jr. started telling...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

‘Tall & Small’ tea to celebrate Mother’s Day in Frankford

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a tea party with little ones.

That was the inspiration for the “Tall & Small Mother’s Day Tea,” set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Frankford Public Library, according to Rachel Jackson, the...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:45am

Frankford library moving forward with new leadership, staff

At an open house event at the Frankford Public Library earlier this month, visitors were greeted by new faces at every turn.

That’s because the library’s staff is totally new — from the director to part-time employees. The board of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:50am

Plenty of excitement now at Frankford Public Library

There have been a lot of changes over at the Frankford Public Library recently.

In fact, one could say there has really been one seismic change at the library, in that it encapsulates just about every part of the library’s operations....

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:47am

Envision Frankford’s Fourth Annual Egg Scramble

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Town of Frankford held it’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. The event had crafts and of course the egg hunt for children to participate in.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Beef & Brew to celebrate Indian River High School alumni

Indian River High School alumni and friends are getting ready to celebrate a big milestone and have some fun at the Indian River Alumni Association’s 7th annual Beef & Brew on Saturday, April 13.

The event will celebrate the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:43pm

School board candidates’ forum to be held in Frankford

It’s time to hear what the candidates stand for. The Indian River School District board election is coming in May, and the public can attend a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at Frankford Public Library.

Geographically...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:49pm

Frankford library staff looking to connect with community

The Frankford Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with an open house on Monday, April 8.

Dubbed Community Connect Night, the event begins at 5 p.m. with the PAWS Reading Program, during which attendees can show off their...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:38pm

Frankford concerned about proposed pond at grain site

At their April meeting on Monday, the Frankford Town Council wrestled with a plan for a stormwater pond on the Mountaire Farms property in the middle of town.

“It just seems awfully large,” Council Treasurer Velicia Melson said. “I’m not...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:23pm

Hot times in Frankford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company executed a controlled burn on Saturday, March 9, at a residence on Thatcher Street in downtown Frankford. The exercise began around 8 a.m. with a number of small fires...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:21pm

Frankford officials embarking on comp plan update

Frankford is set to begin the process of updating the Town’s comprehensive plan, which will serve as the blueprint for the Town’s development and decision-making for the next 10 years, as well as giving the town an updated picture of itself....

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:03pm

Frankford ponders need for property code enforcement

The need for homeowners to clean up their properties prompted one Frankford Town Council member to remark at the Monday, March 4, council meeting that perhaps the Town needs an official to monitor the conditions of those properties.

“What...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:34pm

A headstone found at the site. bears the name C.S. Hall and the lines ‘Co. K, 32nd U.S.C.T.,’ an abbreviation for U.S. Colored Troops, the designation for units comprising African-American soldiers during the Civil War.

Site of purported African-American cemetery discovered near Frankford

Archaeologists working at a property near Frankford have discovered what appears to be the site of a cemetery known to the local community to contain the remains of African-Americans who lived in the area, state officials announced this week....

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:22pm

Water issues still top topic in Frankford

For Frankford Town Council President Joanne Bacon and Vice President Greg Welch, it was déjà vu all over again as the two were sworn in at the Monday, Feb. 4, council meeting for new terms, and both retained their previous positions on the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:08pm

Frankford VFC to host Bull & Oyster Roast this weekend

For the past decade or so, during the first week in February, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company has been even busier than usual. The reason: It’s time to prep for the fire company’s annual Bull & Oyster Roast.

The event, scheduled...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:21am

Frankford residents urged to apply for housing rehab grants

Mike Jones of Sussex County’s Community Development office gave a presentation at the Frankford Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, informing the council and residents that the organization has $64,000 to spend on housing rehabilitation...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:04pm

Frankford residents say areas of town need a clean-up

Much of the nearly two-hour Frankford Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, was devoted to residents and council members venting about areas of town that are in dire need of a clean-up.

Council Member Skip Ash spent a hefty portion of...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:57pm

Howard T. Ennis School students held a ribboncutting for their new thrift store, ‘Thrifty Eagle’ on Friday, Jan. 4.

Ennis students open ‘Thrifty Eagle’ shop in Frankford

Frankford has a new shopping spot, run by the students of the Howard T. Ennis School.

The public can find secondhand clothing and household accessories for a reasonable cost at the Thrifty Eagle, a retail thrift store located at the G.W....

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:27pm

Annexation, water service still on the table in Frankford

Water service and annexation issues continue to be frustrating for some Frankford residents and the town council alike, and the two issues were raised again at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 3.

The duel issues bubbled up...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:13pm

Frankford kicks off the Holidays

Frankford held one of its Christmas in the Park events on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The town will hold the event each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:17pm

Frankford to celebrate Christmas in the Park

Frankford will lights up for the Christmas season this Saturday, Nov. 24, with its Christmas in the Park celebration.

Christmas in the Park is a collaborative effort between area churches, the Town of Frankford’s Envision Frankford...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:49pm

Frankford officials looking at water plant efficiency

The Frankford Town Council is in the early stages of talks with Tidewater Utilities to find ways to improve the Town’s water quality and the efficiency of its water plant.

Council Vice President Greg Welch said at the Monday, Nov. 5,...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:05pm

Frankford hosting Fall Festival downtown this Saturday

A full day of fall fun is on tap in Frankford this weekend as the town hosts its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Children 12 and under are invited vie for prizes in the costume contest. For the 2-and-under and 3-to-4-year-old...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

Frankford health fair offers fun, food and fitness

The Frankford Community Health Fair has been a popular event for the past decade and organizers keep adding fun and educational activities each year to make it even better.

This year is no exception. The health fair, set for Saturday, Oct...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

Frankford residents say they want police

Frankford’s minimal police coverage was a topic of concern for both the town council and residents during the Monday, Oct. 1, town council meeting.

The town currently has no police force of its own and is instead being covered by extra...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:36am