Young farmers help grow family traditions

For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons,...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:00am

Parsons Farm hosts Epicurean Kids

As a mother of two young ones, I know it’s hard to find things to do in the summer that don’t involve the hustle and bustle of the beach. Don’t get me wrong – the beach is great – but one of the luxuries of living here is being able to enjoy the...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:41am

Youth group brings mission work home

Because need knows no boundaries and people everywhere are hurting, the youth at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville took their mission trip this year without even leaving home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:43am

Four arrested in Frankford bust

On Thursday July 2, the Delaware State Police, along with the Milford Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dianne Cottingham on Blueberry Lane in Frankford, in connection with a drug investigation. According to the DSP...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:54am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

County puts financial muscle behind Blue Hen

Having recently approved a conditional use for property near Frankford that is in the process of becoming a yard-waste recycling business, Sussex County Council members on Tuesday, June 2, put some of the county’s financial muscle behind the...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:11am

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Public opposition raised to business rezoning

Nearby residents are not happy with an application to re-zone about four acres west of Muddy Neck Road from AR-1 Agricultural Residential District to a B-1 Neighborhood Business District. At the public hearing at Sussex County Planning and Zoning...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:43pm

Lend a lily, recycle that rosemary

For people looking for a way to spend some time with like-minded people and not spend any money, there’s a free plant exchange this Sunday, May 17, at noon. The exchange will run until 3 or 4 p.m. and is designed to be a way for people to drop...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:24pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Child Resource Expo set for Saturday in Frankford

Fellowship Health Resources and Tigger’s Toyland Childcare in Dagsboro have partnered to offer a Child Resource Expo on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company in Frankford.

The expo will offer a...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:52am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Frankford consider two-year trash system

Frankford residents could soon have a new trash service contractor. Town Council members at their April 6 meeting opened the bids for a two-year trash-hauling contract to serve the town, receiving bids ranging from $10.83 per month per property...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:37am

Special events, worship highlight holy week

An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on Sunday, April 12, organized by member churches of the Southeast Sussex Ministerium. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Ann...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:42am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

It takes a VILLAGE

Mia Smith, now an 11 year-old fifth-grader at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, fondly remembers her days as a Project VILLAGE preschooler.

Coastal Point Monica Fleming
A Project VILLAGE class sits in a circle with Jocelyn Reinke, a...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:29am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

Maxwell takes pre-school to the max

If there’s one thing Linda Maxwell wants people to know about preschool, it’s this: It’s a place where a lot of learning goes on.

Coastal Point Monica Fleming
Linda Maxwell was recently named Teach of the Year at Frankford...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:05am

Motorcycle ride to benefit program

Spring has arrived, and despite the lingering chill, there has been plenty of sunshine. The change in season offers an opportunity to get out and enjoy all the beautiful scenery the coastal area has to offer; and what better way than to see it...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

Local church contemplates history and history-making event

The inauguration of President Barack Obama in January makes this year’s Black History Month especially significant for members of Frankford’s Antioch AME church. Like Obama, the Rev. James Foster, Antioch’s pastor, looks to history to guide the...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:46pm

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Yard waste facility gets county approval

The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.

Blue Hen Organics would be only the second such facility in the state, said owner Robert Tunnell...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:31pm

Frankford elections canceled

This Saturday won’t see town council elections in Frankford after all. Town Manager Terry Truitt announced the cancellation of what would have been the town’s first elections in eight years at a Feb. 1 council meeting, citing the disqualification...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:53pm

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:26pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.


According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

Frankford water plant ready to go to bid

After being stalled for the better part of five years, Frankford’s municipal water plant is finally ready to move to the completion phase. Town Manager Terry Truitt told the Coastal Point this week that the pre-bid meeting for the completion...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:32am

Frankford to hold first election in eight years

Frankford officials are preparing for a rare occurrence in the town: an election. For the first time in eight years, more than just the incumbent council members are running for seats on the town council.

Three candidates have filed for...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:16am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

Lost: 500,000 gallons of water (and rising)

As many environmentally- and cost-conscious consumers aim to reduce their water usage by ensuring their toilets, faucets and pipes don’t leak, Frankford officials are looking to plug a leak of an altogether different scale.


Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 6:03am

Frankford council election deadlines near

Frankford citizens who want to vote in town council elections this year, or who want to run in those elections, need to move quickly, as deadlines for voter registration and council candidacy are near.

In fact, Friday, Jan. 9, is the last...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:41am

Frankford homeowners compete in decor

Since 1985, the Town of Frankford has held an annual holiday decorating contest. Town judges secretly ride about, scouting out the house with the best display.

“We try to inspire people to enjoy the holiday. It’s not so much a competition...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:17am

Frankford Elementary picks up another honor

Frankford Elementary, named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2004, has now received national recognition for the second time in five years. The school was recently named a National Distinguished Title I School, an award sponsored by the National...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:15am

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

From the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City to stringing decorations on ones sitting in our homes, there’s little that resonates the spirit of the holiday quite like a sparkling spruce. But in the hustle and...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:39am

Three men arrested in Frankford attempted murder

Three Selbyville men turned themselves into police on Monday, Nov. 10, in relation to incidents in Frankford on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7 – including an alleged attempted murder.

According to the Delaware State Police, a group of...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:14am

Community Lutheran Church gives back

Churches are always a great place to look for people helping other people, and the Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is no exception. They have a whole team of volunteers who make it their goal to carry love, care and concern for others into...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:04am

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

Frankford to kick off fall with big festival

Those looking for a parade and a celebration marking the end of October – and the beginning of trick-or-treating time – need look no further than Frankford and their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.

This year’s festival will be...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:46am

Frankford Post Office holds open house

The Frankford Post Office held an open house on Friday, Oct. 10, to showcase the U.S. Postal Service’s Web site at to patrons wanting to learn more.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
The Frankford Post Office held an open...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:33am

Murray back in the hair game at Grant’s

For those looking for a haircut from a seasoned professional but who don’t necessarily need the hustle and bustle of a full-service hair salon, Grant’s Hair Salon on Omar Road may be just the ticket.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:50am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Frankford man arrested after marijuana seizure

Delaware State Police on Sept. 18 arrested a Frankford-area man in connection with the seizure of marijuana plants they had spotted Sept. 17 during an aerial search as part of a marijuana eradication operation. Troopers arrested Stephen L. Rogers...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:02am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am