Arts & Entertainment

Millville set to host fifth annual pumpkin festival

This weekend, Millville will kick off the post-summer season with its signature fall festival. The fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:57am

Pining for the harvest: Tree farm offers benefits on paper and for environment

Though she’s been a farmer for more than a quarter of a century, Bessie Shockley has never produced crops for anyone to eat. But many people still use the end products of her farm every day. Shockley owns nearly 30 acres of tree farm located next...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:47am

Vietnam War history series offered at library

Next Thursday, history buffs can visit the South Coastal Library to hear a lecture about U.S. involvement in Vietnam given by Bill Gudelunas. The free lectures will be presented on Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 17, beginning at 6 p.m., complete with...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:41am

Civil War Profiles: Upholding a reputation for valor: Delaware at Chancellorsville

Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s tenure as commander of the Army of the Potomac ended soon after the fiasco at Fredericksburg that caused many thousands of Union casualties. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker in his stead....

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:12am

Millsboro boy a poster-child for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Philip Stefanini is a typical fun-loving Millsboro boy who loves to paint and is passionate about everything to do with NASCAR. He’s different from many of his school friends, however, because he has a genetic condition that, amongst other things...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:31am

A taste of the Big Easy arrives at Delaware shore

Chef Charles Oppman and his wife, Barbara, moved here from Alexandria, Va., about a year-and-a-half ago.

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Chef Charles Oppman was a real cut-up in the kitchen. Chef Oppman shared his recipes with...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:27am

Local veteran experienced some of the biggest events of WWII

Coastal Point • Submitted: Kenneth Hudson, right, poses with a fellow First Army’s First Infantry Division member.Bobbing up and down in the waters of the English Channel in June of 1944, coastal Delaware native Kenneth Hudson had a front-row...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:15pm

Toy & Train Show set to chug into Roxana this weekend

This weekend, the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club will present its annual Indian Summer Train & Toy Show at the Roxana Fire Hall.

“We’ll get together this Saturday and set the trains up and run trains. It really is a lot of fun,” said...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:10pm

Civil War Profile: Combat veterans: Delaware at Fredericksburg

When Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered his Army of Northern Virginia to retreat across the Potomac River following costly combat near Sharpsburg, Md., in September 1862, the Union army claimed victory in this important battle. Based on that welcome news...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:50pm

CIB to thank volunteers, provide fall fun for all

This weekend, the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will be giving thanks to their large group of volunteers for all the work they do throughout the year.

“We’ve had a thank-you event for our volunteers for a number of years now,” explained...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:42pm

Coast Day offers chance to learn, eat and play the coastal way

Next weekend, the University of Delaware will welcome thousands of people from far and wide to attend the 37th Annual Coast Day.

“Coast Day started as an open house for the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment,” said Teresa Messmore,...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:41pm

South Bethany announces canal beauty contest winners

Last week the Town of South Bethany announced that residents Carol Stevenson and Maryann and Dick Schmitt had won first place in the 3rd Adopt-A-Canal/Road End Beauty Contest.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Carol Stevenson and Maryann...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:35pm

Pet Corner: Pets offer a learning experience for children

Yes, it’s true that I am a big-time animal lover, but that is not the only reason that I believe that children should be raised around animals. There are so many things that children can learn from growing up around animals.

Children who...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:28pm

Cooter, General Lee coming to Millsboro Country Festival

This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.

“We needed a new idea for something in the area, as Big Thursday had kind of gone by the wayside,”...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:21pm

Operation SEAs the Day: A memorable experience for the Bethany area

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay, courtesy of Indian River Watersports.Last week, 25 military veterans and their families bid adieu to Bethany Beach, after...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:14pm

Civil War Profiles: The bloodiest day: Delaware at Antietam

Older senior citizens well remember gathering around the family radio to hear alarming reports of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, that took the lives of 2,400 Americans. Most of us alive today witnessed the trauma of Sept. 11, 2001, unfolding on...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:58pm

Good Earth dinner to support Delaware Botanic Gardens

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Good Earth Market & Farm in Millville will hold another “From the Farm Dinner” with the help of local restaurateur Matt Haley of SoDel Concepts.

“Matt Haley just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Sue — I think it’d...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:55pm

Marie's Kitchen: An angel in the kitchen

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Arline Simpson, is a Wednesday volunteer in the medical oncology infusion room at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes. Here Simpson is in her kitchen at her home in Lewes.Every Wednesday, Arline Simpson...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:47pm

Pet Corner: Birds of a feather

Pet birds range from tiny little finches to the huge hyacinth macaw. They range in price from about $10 to tens of thousands of dollars. The care for all of them is generally the same. They require a cage, toys, food and water. The larger the...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:41pm

Beef & Beer event Saturday to benefit Spicer Foundation

This weekend, the Georgetown police and fire company will be hosting a Beef & Beer Benefit for the Chad Spicer Foundation — created in memory of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 1, 2009.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:40pm

‘Dragon’ out the dollars

Special to the Coastal Point • Belinda M. Bahder: Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Lewes Canal.Nearly two dozen teams hit the water last Sunday for the inaugural Lewes Dragon Boat Festival, held at Lewes Canalfront Park.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:14pm

Mighty Marlins hold bike regatta in preparation for competition

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from the former Mighty Marlins participated in a bike regatta through the Bear Trap community, in preparation for the upcoming Cycling Classic.

“We have been biking for seven years now, and we...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:27am

Simmer Time takes the pot, with fondue and more

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: A nice selection of food from Simmer Time.Route 54’s newest restaurant aims to introduce people to the art of fondue without dipping too deeply into their wallets. Simmer Time offers people a cozy dining atmosphere...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:25am

Civil War Profiles: ‘Seeing the elephant’ — Delaware on the Virginia Peninsula

Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan transported his Army of the Potomac, more than 100,000 strong, by ship to Fort Monroe, Va., at the southern extremity of the Chesapeake Bay between the York and James Rivers. His ambitious plan in early 1862 was to...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:04am

Pet Corner: Pet fish?

Your child has fur allergies, so fuzzy little pets are not an option. Your family has decided they are not a good candidate for a dog — even a hypoallergenic breed of dog. You still want to get your child a pet. You do not want the mess and time...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:59am

Beef-n-Beer to benefit mesothelioma research

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to raise money for mesothelioma research.

According to the Mayo Clinic, mesothelioma “is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:50am

Boardwalk Arts Festival expands with food, wine and kids’ activities

This weekend marks the 35th Annual Boardwalk Arts Festival in downtown Bethany Beach. Held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this year’s event will include more than100 fine artists, featuring paintings, woodwork, metal, clay, baskets...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:24am

Ocean View Historical Society to hold September barbecue

Next Saturday, the Ocean View Historical Society will be holding its second Annual September Barbecue, to raise money for the Historic Tunnell-West House, Poultry House, Post Office and the future Coastal Towns Museum.

“We just wanted...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:18am

Sept. 12 golf tourney in Berlin to benefit disaster victims

The third annual Fore! Associa Cares Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the GlenRiddle Golf Club in Berlin, Md. The charity event, presented by Legum & Norman, will again donate its proceeds to Associa Cares, a 501(c)(3)...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:06am

Classic movie nights returning to Clayton Theatre

Next Monday, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre will resume its Clayton Classics, showing classic films on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a mere $4, as well as a new matinee offering mid-week.

Coastal Point • Submitted: An undated black-and-white...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:04am

You should know the latest about concussions and school sports

This is a great time of year. School sports are under way, and who isn’t excited? School sports at every age have so many pluses. It’s a healthy outlet that keeps kids in shape and teaches important life lessons about respecting others, playing...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:00am

Pet Corner: The distinguished bloodhound

“The expression is noble and dignified, and characterized by solemnity, wisdom, and power.” This is a quote from the AKC breed standards for the bloodhound, which s a fabulous dog, but definitely not the dog for everyone.

The Bloodhound...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:51am

Marie's Kitchen: Marie’s favorites and some recipe/reader inspiration

I received a lovely note from a reader in Lewes who has been trying to get the recipe for Outback Steakhouse’s Tangy Tomato Dressing. They wouldn’t give her the recipe. That’s not nice, is it? But it’s also very common, because large chain...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:35am

Jazz Funeral to bid an easygoing farewell to summer

When trombonist Kay Meade first joined the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, she was initially too shy to play. But when someone recognized her as a trombonist, another musician immediately offered his own horn.

Coastal Point • File Photo: The...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:13am

Empire Statesmen bringing music and energy to Southern Delaware

This Friday, the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps will offer a free clinic and performance at Lake Forest High School in Felton.

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: The Empire Statesmen show their stuff.“There’s never any drum...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:10am

Annual ‘art in the yard’ sale to benefit Contractors for a Cause

Those looking for some local art this Labor Day weekend are in luck, with the annual two-day yART Sale in Bethany Beach.

Coastal Point • File Photo: This photo of Northern Wings was taken at the 2010 yART Sale. Northern Wings uses...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:02am

Festival to transform Millsboro into hillbilly heaven

In less than a month, Millsboro will host its first Country Festival (formerly known as the Millbilly Festival), inviting everyone to embrace their inner redneck.

“Millsboro is very excited about this. I don’t go too many places where I’m...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:58am

Powwow getting ready to celebrate 36th year, Sept. 7-8

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, the Nanticoke Indian Association will hold its 36th Annual Powwow.

“We’ve been having the powwow for years,” said Chief William Daisey. “It originally started as basically a homecoming, and it still...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:42am

South Bethany holding annual Canal End Beauty Contest

South Bethany’s Community Enhancement Committee is currently hosting its 3rd Annual Adopt-A-Canal/Road End Beauty Contest, running through Sept. 2.

The contest was created to help spur community spirit and recognize those families who...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:40am

Sussex solid for the South

The political and social complexities within the state of Delaware in the mid-19th century mirrored those within the country at large. Societal trends in the northern county of New Castle bore resemblance to the state of Pennsylvania. Life in the...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:32am

Chimes seeks donations for wheelchair van

Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — is hoping to raise money to purchase a wheelchair van specifically for its enrichment program, which could help numerous people, including 23-year-old Sammy.


Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:24am

Burn Camp helps kids heal and have fun

Last week, a dozen kids from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania spent a week at Camp Barnes, as part of the 5th Annual Delaware Burn Camp.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Campers enjoy a water battle against area fire companies during...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:31am

Talking pets with a licensed vet

Most of us take our dogs and cats to the vet every year for their annual shots and to have the vet do an annual check, but most of us do not really know what all those shots and stuff are for. We just do this because it is what we were told to do...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:10am

Marie's Kitchen: Therapist at work, and the kitchen

Dana Kylen has been my massage/Reiki therapist for more than three years. She is a certified massage therapist, Reiki master teacher, raindrop technique practitioner, and clairvoyant spiritual guide. Her additional massage certifications include...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:59am

Civil War Profiles: Selfless heroics of a Georgetown surgeon

Capt. William P. Seville, along with his follow troops of the 1st Delaware Regiment, had the utmost regard for their unit’s surgeon, Dr. David W. Maull. Seville wrote in the regimental history that “Surgeon Maull won the highest respect and...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:04am

FOSCL hosting popular book sale to support South Coastal Library

The Friends of the South Coastal Library will be holding their Summer Book Sale on Aug. 15 through Aug. 17, in order to raise funds to help support the library.

The sale was set to start on Thursday, Aug. 15, running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:32pm

Civil War Profiles: Tilton General Hospital, a haven for Civil War casualties

Based on recent research, University of Minnesota Associate Professor J. David Hacker has determined that the death toll from wounds and illnesses during our nation’s conflict from 1861 to 1865 was upwards of 750,000. Beyond that appalling...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:29pm

Pet Corner: Chickens can be beloved pets, too

Well, the Delaware State Fair is over, and all of those cute animals went back home. I’m sure that those of you with kids had to go in and out of all of the barns, and then to the petting zoo, too.

Coastal Point • Stock PhotoHow about...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:26pm

Registration open for Bethany Beach Talent show

Residents and visitors still have time to sign up to show off their talents at this year’s Bethany Beach Talent Show. The show has been dazzling Bethany crowds for more than 13 years and is regarded as a guaranteed fun time for all.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:07pm

Special Olympics athletes enjoy summer at Camp Barnes

More than 50 athletes recently attended the 13th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp at Camp Barnes in Frankford.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Camp Barnes Camp counselor Olivia Davidson and Corrin?Rogers get briefed on...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:21am