Arts & Entertainment


From left, Avery Bare, Maggie Bare and their grandfather, John Dupont, work on the Little Free Library that will soon be a fixture at Ocean View’s John West Park.

Book exchange hits the park

Little Free Library to go up in John West Park

There’s a new attraction coming to John West Park in Ocean View, to the delight of avid readers.

The park’s first Little Free Library will be positioned in the park after the family of John Dupont of Millville, the carpenter who designed...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:57pm

WAMU to sell WRAU-88.3 to Delaware Public Radio

Representatives of WAMU 88.5, Washington, D.C.’s NPR news station, announced this week that they will sell WRAU 88.3 to Delaware Public Media in 2020. They described the sale is a strategic move on the part of both parties to benefit the WRAU...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:22pm

Among the finalists in the Town of Bethany Beach calendar photo contest is Patty Obrien’s photo of her dog Beau, which was the grand-prize winner. Obrien was awarded a 2020 VIP parking permit.

Bethany Beach announces photo contest winners

The Town of Bethany Beach this week announced the winners of its annual calendar photo contest, acknowledging all of those who submitted photos.

The contest garnered entries from 88 amateur and professional photographers, all vying for the...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:09pm

Lesley McCaskill’s watercolor ‘Moored by the Canal’ is just one of the many artworks to be shown at Gallery One’s March show, ‘Our Towns.’

Gallery One’s new show takes a look at ‘Our Towns’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its March show, “Our Towns,” which is open to the public Feb. 26 through March 31.

Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Millville share the spotlight with this month’s theme....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:27pm

A Night to Shine

A Night to Shine

A Night to Shine: Local special-needs teens and adults had a prom-style experience at the annual Night to Shine event, held in Ocean View and supported by numerous local businesses and volunteers. From arrivals in a limousine and a red-carpet...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:14am

Mardi Gras mask

Bienvenue à Bourbon Street!

Friends of the Selbyville Public Library host Mardi Gras fundraiser

Selbyville warmed up the winter with the fourth annual Mardi Gras Benefit, hosted by the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library. The Feb. 8 fundraiser featured a full house of New Orleans-style food, music and fun. Many have joined the...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:04am

Visit to the area’s past goes ‘Barefoot in Fenwick Island’

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse has stood as a landmark in the beach town for more than a century — built in 1858 and first lit a year later. Today, it is surrounded by mobile homes and beach-related businesses.

But according to Kimberly...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 8:25am

IRHS FFA taking orders for strawberry-sale fundraiser

Delaware’s still chilly, but Florida strawberries will soon be arriving to help fill the void. Local students are hosting a fresh strawberry sale to benefit the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Indian River High School.

Full flats (8...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Dana Mason of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, left, reads a tribute to quilt recipient Charles Marvel at a ceremony on Feb. 9 at the Mason Dixon Post 7234 in Ocean View. Looking on are Marguerite Neimoller of the Foundation, holding his quilt; Marvel’s wife, Irene, and Post 7234 Commander Dean Levering.

Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003 by Seaford resident Catherine Roberts, whose son Nat was deployed with the U.S. military in Iraq. Since then, more than 246,000 quilts have been awarded to soldiers and veterans across the...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 1:55pm

Volunteers filled goodie bags on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Ocean View Church of Christ, in preparation for Friday's Night to Shine event.

Prepping for a ‘Night to Shine’

Throughout this week, the Ocean View Church of Christ has been getting its bling on.

Dozens of volunteers have spent time in the church putting up sparkly decorations and satiny swags. Giant metal-framed stars stand ready to be filled with...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:49pm

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K run/walk set for April 11

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) this week announced that the seventh annual Bunny Palooza will take place on Saturday, April 11, the Saturday morning before Easter Sunday, presented by Mango’s.

Bunny Palooza offers three...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:12pm

Abigail McCabe, 9 months takes in the wonders of Fire & Ice. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Millville on Jan. 24-26, featuring ice sculptures and entertainment for the family.

Fire & Ice

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Millville on Jan. 24-26, featuring ice sculptures and entertainment for the family.

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 11:49am

Frankford police chief to host family Valentine’s luncheon

Frankford Police Chief Laurence “Larry” Corrigan is inviting area families to a Valentine’s luncheon — with a message he hopes they will carry with them far past the holiday.

Corrigan has invited Georgetown attorney Tasha Stevens to speak...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:27am

Tickets on sale for this weekend’s annual Bull & Oyster Roast

Get ’em while they’re hot! Tickets to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Annual Bull & Oyster Roast on Feb. 1, that is.

Also, the famous oyster fritters, steamed oysters, fried oyster sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, hot sausages...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:25am

Local author Amy Burgard, in her Ocean View home, shows off her book ‘Lift.’

Local author aims to spread healing from grief, bullying

When Amy Burgard talks about her late husband, Raymon George, it’s with the tenderness of a devoted wife.

That dedication is strongly apparent in the book she wrote about their life together, “For I Know the Plans: Navigating Through the...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:12am

Veterans of the Vietnam War receiving Quilts of Valor during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Wall That Heals site at the Mason-Dixon V.F.W. Post 7234, Ocean View, include, from left, Rusty Fowler, Frank Mathers, Rich Kuhblank and John Mitchell.

Quilts of Valor Foundation to hold ‘block drive’ on Feb. 1

The Quilts of Valor Foundation, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to give comfort and healing to military service members and veterans through quilts, is holding a “Sew Day” in Ocean View on Feb. 1.

The goal of this “...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:57am

Frankford ‘Night of Poetry’ to feature three poets

 

Poets have a unique way of writing about the world, whether lovely, harsh, sad or humorous. And the Frankford Public Library is inviting the public to hear from three local poets at a “Night of Poetry” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m....

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:30am

This year's Fire & Ice Festival expands from Bethany Beach to Ocean View and Millville, running throughout the weekend. Ice sculptures, like this icy octupus from last year's festival, will be on display on the boardwalk, at Bear Trap Dunes and at Lord's Landscaping, where the ice feature will be an ice slide.

Fire & Ice Festival going ‘Out of This World’

The 2020 Fire & Ice Festival is not only four times the size of its predecessors, it’s “Out of This World.”

That’s the theme for the festival, now in its third year, and it sets the tone for three days that not only include amazing ice...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:05am

'Frozen'

Frankford library to host interactive ‘Frozen’ and ‘Toy Story’ days

It feels like almost every child who’s seen “Frozen” or “Toy Story 4” has become instantly obsessed with the hilarious but heartwarming films.

The Frankford Public Library will host free showings of both movies, allowing families too geek...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:04pm

Winter warming up with Selbyville library Mardi Gras fundraiser

The excitement of New Orleans will swing through Sussex County at the 2020 Mardi Gras Benefit on Saturday, Feb. 8, hosted by the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library.

Guests will party at the library after hours, from 6 to 9 p.m. Many...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Full weekend of events planned for MLK commemoration

The 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Weekend will be observed with three events in Millsboro, Georgetown and Lewes, beginning on Saturday.

A parade will be held in downtown Lewes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, and a...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:42pm

No fear for 2020

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Revelers celebrated the dawn of a new year by jumping in the ocean. These brave souls participated in the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge in Bethany Beach.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 2:25pm

Sal and Mary Castorina were awarded with the Sons and Daughters of Italy of Ocean City’s Distinguished Citizens of the Year for 2019.

Sal and Mary Castorina honored with Distinguished Citizens Award

The Ocean City (Md.) Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy has awarded its 2019 Distinguished Citizens of the Year award to Sal and Mary Castorina of Frankford. The couple was honored for years of significant contributions to the local...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:20pm

Lord Baltimore Lions plan information session for potential members, Jan. 16

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club has scheduled an “Information Session for Prospective Members” on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, located at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach.

The session will be...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:16pm

Millville fire hall will play host the 2nd Annual Outdoorsman Marketplace on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Millville fire hall set to host Outdoorsman Show

Although it may be winter according to the calendar, the Delaware Surf Fishing group is ready to help the outdoorsman prepare for the upcoming season with the 2nd Annual Outdoorsman Marketplace show on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:03pm

Pets and humans invited to state park hikes

Those whose pets are feeling the urge to get outside this winter can take them on a hike. Delaware Seashore State Park is inviting pet owners to a naturalist-guided hike in January and February. Humans and their pets can socialize while they all...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:16am

Fire & Ice adds ‘Out of this World’ drink competition

The Fire & Ice Festival will launch MLK weekend at Bethany Blues, with a drink-tasting competition featuring Dogfish Head Spirits, with proceeds benefiting Nemours duPont Pediatrics & Senior Care, Sussex Campus. The drink competition is...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:55am

Joyce Condry’s acrylic ‘Blue Heron’ is just one of the pieces of art to be featured during Gallery One’s ‘The Color Blue’ exhibit during the month of January.

Gallery One featuring ‘The Color Blue’ during January exhibit

Gallery One announced this week that its January/February show theme is “The Color Blue,” with the exhibit open to the public Jan. 8 through Feb. 25.

“Blue represents both the sky and the sea (and both are on view here this month), and is...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:46am

Participants in a past Exercise Like the Eskimos event take off to start the new year with a splash.

Community ready to Exercise Like the Eskimos for new year

As many as 300 shivering, spirited souls will participate in the 24th annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge, braving the cold Atlantic waters on New Year’s Day while raising money for scholarships.

Sponsored by the Bethany-...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:53pm

Selbyville Public Library will add this month’s Delaware Library Association grant to other local contributions, helping to feed the community all summer long.

Selbyville library earns grant money to feed more

In summertime, public libraries can function like a community center. The Selbyville Public Library serves up information, education, games — and they’re also winning grants to serve more meals than ever.

Thanks to several prizes and...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:37pm

The Fenwick Freeze has become a beloved tradition in Fenwick Island every New Year’s Day.

Friends’ chilly tradition now an annual event

It started with a group of friends wanting to continue their neighborhood New Year’s celebration by jumping into the ocean.

As one does.

The Fenwick Freeze has been an official town event for 16 years according to Becca McWilliams,...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:33pm

The Live Nativity at Mariner’s Bethel on Friday, Dec. 20, brought the community together.

Live Nativity draws public for Christmas story and songs

In the stable, standing on hay with Joseph at her side, Mary gazed at the baby in her arms and pulled the blanket a little tighter around him against the cold.

Joseph smiled gently at the two of them, and Mary returned the smile as those...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:27pm

Linda Van Brunt gets a hug from Pete Moore who, during the months he's been delivering meals to her and her family through the Feed My Sheep ministry,  has become her dear friend.

Feed My Sheep ministry brings more than food to community

The big box of groceries on the kitchen counter in Linda Van Brunt’s South Bethany home — makings for a hearty Christmas dinner, plus freshly baked cookies and holiday cakes — meant there would be a traditional dinner for her family of four, but...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:06pm

Hair of the Dog runners and their best friends pose for a photo after the race a few years ago.

Hair of the Dog run, Eskimos plunge set for New Year’s Day

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) are partnering to host a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2020: the 9th Annual Hair of the Dog 5K/10K Run and the 24th Annual Leo...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:48am

Dagsboro celebrates with annual Christmas Parade

The Dagsboro Christmas Parade featured marching bands, floats, marchers and more.

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:27pm

Ocean View Presbyterian Church once again hosted a Nativity Festival this year, showcasing a variety of creches.

Ocean View church hosts Nativity Festival

Ocean View Presbyterian Church once again hosted a Nativity Festival this year, showcasing a variety of creches.

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:15pm

The Christmas season comes just one a year, and the holiday tree in Bethany Beach is all done up to celebrate!

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas season comes just one a year, and the holiday tree in Bethany Beach is all done up to celebrate!

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:15am

Blue Christmas offering healing and hope

Knowing Christmas can be a melancholy time for those who are isolated or have recently lost a loved one, the Rev. Kay Lanasa has been planning a Blue Christmas Service of Healing & Hope at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 9:29am

Selbyville group collecting clothing to keep veterans warm

Homeless veterans are once again the focus of a Selbyville group’s wintertime clothing campaign. The GFWC Selbyville Community Club is collecting warm clothing for their 2019 Coats & Sweats for Vets program until Tuesday, Dec. 31.

“For...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:41pm

Have a person in your life who is into the outdoors? Make a stop before the big day at Hook’em & Cook’em Outfitters in South Bethany. They have a great selection of duck decoys, warm weather gear, rods, reels, hunting supplies and more, and you get to shop local while you’re doing it. If you’re not entirely sure what to pick out, fret not: Hook’em & Cook’em makes it easy for you with gift certificates, so that recipient can choose whatever he or she wants. Hook’em & Cook’em Outfitters is located at 34444 C

Coastal Point Holiday Gift Guide 2019, Part 3

Hook’em & Cook’em Outfitters

Have a person in your life who is into the outdoors? Make a stop before the big day at Hook’em & Cook’em Outfitters in South Bethany. They have a great selection of duck decoys, warm weather gear, rods...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:38pm

The annual live Nativity will be held at Mariner’s Bethel on Friday, Dec. 20.

Mariner’s Bethel to host Live Nativity on Friday

A living Nativity scene, complete with shepherds and carols sung to the strum of a guitar, will be held at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

“It is done in a worshipful atmosphere,” said Dave...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:30pm

Officials gather at Millsboro Pond to celebrate the opening of the new boat ramp and parking upgrades.

Millsboro Pond gets new boat ramp, parking upgrades

For years, anglers at Millsboro Pond have launched their boats into the quiet pond and then maneuvered their trucks back to parallel-park on the grassy shoulder of a very busy Route 30. Even DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website noted...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:24pm

The annual Selbyville Christmas Parade made everyone there feel the holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 6.

Everyone’s in the spirit

The annual Selbyville Christmas Parade made everyone there feel the holiday spirit on Friday, Dec. 6.

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:08am

Grinch-themed crafts, character meets, movie showings and more are scheduled during the Frankford Public Library's Grinch-a-Palooza.

Grinch-a-Palooza brings themed events to Frankford library

During the Grinch’s annual attempt to steal Christmas, the pot-bellied grouch is making merry at the Frankford Public Library, where guests can enjoy movies about his antics and — with apologies to Dr. Seuss — snack snacks and craft crafts.

...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:38am

One of the joys of visiting Bethany Beach is that you get to go home with a head full of memories. Sometimes, it’s not so bad to have some memories on your back, as well. Ropewalk in Bethany Beach has quickly become a popular spot on Garfield Parkway, and the now-iconic eatery is selling merchandise emblazoned with the restaurant’s logo, with a 25-percent discount during the month of December. Come for the merchandise, stay for the food. Ropewalk is located at 107 Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany Beach.

Coastal Point 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2

Ropewalk, Bethany Beach

One of the joys of visiting Bethany Beach is that you get to go home with a head full of memories. Sometimes, it’s not so bad to have some memories on your back, as well.

Ropewalk in Bethany Beach has quickly...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:12pm

Joanne Guilfoil is an artist, author and new Ellen Rice Studio, Gallery & Learning Center water media instructor.

Two events coming to new Ellen Rice Studio, Gallery & Learning Center

The new Ellen Rice Studio, Gallery & Learning Center on Cedar Neck Road is hosting two events this Friday and Saturday featuring artists and authors, one of whom will soon be an instructor for the learning center.

On Friday afternoon,...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:05pm

Tsavdar, Bloch roll out musical version of holiday show ‘Top of the World’

Like many school band directors, Selbyville Middle School’s Eric Tsavdar is getting his students ready for their winter concert. Meanwhile, he’s preparing for opening night of a Christmas show on which he collaborated, at Dickens Parlour Theatre...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Holiday open house to showcase new spa, help women’s shelter

A local business dedicated to beauty and self-confidence has spent a lot of time extending their mission to women in need.

All About U salon and spa are inviting the public to a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:56pm

Santa Claus and a capable helper elf made an appearance at Ocean View’s Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, Nov. 30.

’Tis the season

Coastal Point • Debra Allen

Santa Claus and a capable helper elf made an appearance at Ocean View’s Old Town Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 11:07am

Addy Sea open house to benefit Freeman Stage

Historic Bethany inn holding holiday event

The Addy Sea, the historic Bethany Beach inn, will open its doors for a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 7 p.m., with proceeds from the event benefitting the Freeman Stage.

Addy Sea innkeeper Sherene Gravatte said guests...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:56am