Frankford


Community Lutheran Church makes faith child-friendly

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Campers showed some spirit when coloring this camp quilt at Community Lutheran Church.Dozens of children created the unique patchwork quilt of Community Lutheran Church’s annual summer camp in July. Local kids from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:02am

Explosions indicate only chicken house fire in Frankford

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Firefighters work on a fire at two chicken houses in Frankford on Saturday, July 26.Three explosions ripped through a sunny Frankford afternoon on Saturday, July 26. Fortunately, the horrific sounds, which came...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:14am

Explosions indicate only chicken house fire in Frankford

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Firefighters work on a fire at two chicken houses in Frankford on Saturday, July 26.Three explosions ripped through a sunny Frankford afternoon on Saturday, July 26. Fortunately, the horrific sounds, which came...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:14am

Dagsboro man killed while fleeing from police

Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Dagsboro man killed while fleeing from police

Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Truitt steps down as council president

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down as council president.

“I’ve...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:29am

Truitt steps down as council president

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down as council president.

“I’ve...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:29am

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:36am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Church offering free day-camp in July

Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is offering a free day-camp to area youth for two weeks in July. The camp is a partnership with Mar-Lu-Ridge, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in a camp facility in Western Maryland.

The “Mobil Mar-...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:46am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm

Church offering free day-camp in July

Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is offering a free day-camp to area youth for two weeks in July. The camp is a partnership with Mar-Lu-Ridge, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in a camp facility in Western Maryland.

The “Mobil Mar-Lu...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:22am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Town clerk explains process behind controversial Frankford charter amendment

During the June 2 meeting of the Frankford Town Council citizens expressed concerns about the legal nature of a pending town charter amendment designed to allow for a pension plan for town employees.

While Town Clerk Terry Truitt and the...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:16am

Town clerk explains process behind controversial Frankford charter amendment

During the June 2 meeting of the Frankford Town Council citizens expressed concerns about the legal nature of a pending town charter amendment designed to allow for a pension plan for town employees.

While Town Clerk Terry Truitt and the...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:16am

Summer reading programs offered at Frankford Library

Children and teens are being invited to make new discoveries, enjoy free programs and participate in reading challenges this summer at the expanded Frankford library.

Children ages 2 to 12 are eligible to participate in “Fizz, Boom, Read...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:32am

Frankford residents dispute legalities of charter amendment

Tension continues to build between Frankford residents and the Frankford Town Council as the process of amending the town charter progresses — and this week’s heated town council meeting demonstrated that, when residents gathered to demand...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:44pm

Frankford residents dispute legalities of charter amendment

Tension continues to build between Frankford residents and the Frankford Town Council as the process of amending the town charter progresses — and this week’s heated town council meeting demonstrated that, when residents gathered to demand...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:44pm

Strickler to challenge Phillips for county seat

Frankford resident Orvin Strickler has filed as a candidate for District 5 in the upcoming Sussex County Council election.

“I’m disappointed in our economy. Our debt is huge, and it’s on the local level, too. I think I could be effective...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

Strickler to challenge Phillips for county seat

Frankford resident Orvin Strickler has filed as a candidate for District 5 in the upcoming Sussex County Council election.

“I’m disappointed in our economy. Our debt is huge, and it’s on the local level, too. I think I could be effective...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

Frankford Town Council sees continuing opposition on pension plan

Frankford resident Greg Welch and the Frankford Town Council have never quite seen eye to eye, so it’s not entirely surprising that Welch, as well as some other residents, are unhappy with the Town’s proposed pension plan for its employees.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:08am

Frankford Town Council sees continuing opposition on pension plan

Frankford resident Greg Welch and the Frankford Town Council have never quite seen eye to eye, so it’s not entirely surprising that Welch, as well as some other residents, are unhappy with the Town’s proposed pension plan for its employees.

...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:08am

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:54am

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:54am

Frankford’s newest fire engine to be first on the scene

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company recently welcomed the newest member...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:10am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and alcohol...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Health seminar to focus on chronic disease education

For those who are struggling with chronic illness, or know someone who is, naturopath Brian D. Jones and his wife, Ellen F. Cook, hope to help.

“We’ve had a good turnout each time,” said Jones of previous seminars. “Our focus is on immune...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:19am

Frankford council laments high election costs

According to Frankford Town Council President Jesse Truitt, this year’s recent town council election was unusually costly for the Town, resulting from having to pay various attorney fees in response to resident and would-be candidate Greg Welch’s...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:47am

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Frankford council back to business after election

The Frankford Town Council got back to business on Monday following last weekend’s election, with a quick and to-the-point meeting.

The council didn’t have much new business to announce, aside from accepting a unanimous motion to add four...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:12pm

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

BREAKING NEWS: Incumbents keep seats in Frankford election

The Frankford Town Council will remain the same in 2014, as incumbents Pamela Davis (75 votes), Charles Shelton (72) and Jesse Truitt (70) won the Feb. 1 municipal election. The challengers were Skip Ash (41 votes) and Jerry Smith (30). Resident...

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:39am

Frankford council candidates get final say before election

The Town of Frankford is holding its annual election on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall.

Five candidates are contesting for three two-year seats on council. Another candidate, Greg Welch, was ruled ineligible, but had an...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:21am

Frankford’s Welch again ruled ineligible as voter and candidate

The Frankford Town Council held a hearing last Thursday, Jan. 16, regarding would-be town council candidate Greg Welch’s voter registration status — again coming to the conclusion that the Frankford resident has not gone through the proper steps...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:41am

New director to lead Frankford library as ‘community center’

Rachel Wackett has just completed her first month as the director at the Frankford Public Library, and she is excited to return to the town.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Rachel Wackett is ready to lead the Frankford Public Library into...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:29pm

Frankford annexation hearing scheduled for Monday

The Town of Frankford will hold a public hearing next Monday, Jan. 13, after which the town council could vote on a developer’s proposal to bring a large-scale retail business to the area. While rumors have circulated about exactly what business...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:41pm

Frankford prepares for town council election on Feb. 1

Jesse Truitt, Skip Ash, Pam Davis, Greg Welch and Jerry Smith are among the five candidates running for three open seats on the Frankford town council next month.

Candidate Jerry Smith expressed concern this week about both the time...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:33pm

Clayton Theatre ready to go digital as fundraising goal nears

In just 12 months, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre has received an outpouring of support from the community that has shown that, even in the digital age, they want to see the Clayton’s marquee remain glowing.

“It has been a great year for the...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:22pm

Mr. Banana’s brings late-night food and fun to Dagsboro

Dagsboro finally has a home for late-night entertainment: Mr. Banana’s Lounge and Bar, a live entertainment venue. Located in Route 113’s Savannah Square Shopping Center, the 10,000-square-foot lounge has room to dance, drink and eat until 1 a.m...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:13pm

Frankford cancels holiday decorating contest due to expense

The Frankford Town Council met on Monday, Nov. 18, after a six-week hiatus focusing much of its discussion on holiday decorating — both that done by the Town and by its residents. That included a decision to cancel the Town’s annual holiday...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:02am