Arts & Entertainment

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

Independence Day events to celebrate 'Bethany in Bloom'

This year, for the 30th year, Bethany Beach will host dignitaries, marching bands, entertainment and plenty of bicyclists, walking groups and floats to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, starting at noon with the annual Fourth of...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:40am

Millsboro farmer goes to war

Prior to the outbreak of hostilities between the North and South in 1861, the armed forces of the United States totaled just over 16,000 men. These “regulars” had to be greatly supplemented to create the huge armies that confronted each other...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:42am

Marie's Kitchen: La Vita Bella staff offers Italian tastes and more

Happy Father’s Day! The recipes in today’s column would make any man happy. So, gals, tie on an apron and hop to it! Let’s show our appreciation for those we love and honor and call “Dad.”

In 2007, I highlighted Lois Saraceni and several...

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:05am

Millville farmers’ market open for the season

Millville hit the ground running this week with their farmers’ market, now in its second year. The market opened up last Thursday and offered fresh local produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as it will for the remainder of the summer and into the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:00pm

Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

The sixth annual AARP Artisans Fair will be held Memorial Day weekend at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, two miles west of Coastal Highway on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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These necklaces by...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:41am

Nature Center to host Earth Day celebration

The Bethany Beach Nature Center will host its second annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is the brainchild of the Bethany Beach Nature Center Club, or BBNC, made up of kids ages 8 and older, under...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:12am

Millsboro Chamber announces plans for Millbilly Festival

Last week, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold the first annual Millbilly Festival & Redneck Games on Sept. 21.

“We had an idea to do some type of a redneck festival,” explained Greater Millsboro Chamber...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:06am

Millsboro to hold annual Easter egg hunt

Families looking for some Easter fun can head over to Millsboro’s Cupola Park on Saturday, March 30, for the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Coastal Point • Stock Photo: Easter eggs set among grass.“In the...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:14am

Roots Landscaping continues Easter egg hunt tradition

This weekend, Roots Landscaping will be holding its 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, in conjunction with the Redmen of Selbyville and the Salem United Methodist Church.

Coastal Point • File Photo: A little girl puts eggs into her basket.More...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:09am

Spa fundraiser on April 9 to benefit Justin’s Beach House

How would you like to treat yourself to a relaxing spa night, all for a good cause? Local spas and salons are partnering for the first annual Beauty for the Beach House fundraiser, in memory of Elizabeth Shoemaker and benefiting Justin’s Beach...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:52am

Great Delaware Kite Festival to honor Bookhammer

For the last 45 years, Delaware has held its Great Delaware Kite Festival, and it all started because the governor was challenged to a duel — with kites, that is. Gov. Russell Peterson didn’t participate in the duel, instead charging Lt. Gov....

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:23am

Georgetown Chamber to hold 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown.

“Within those 13 years, every year we learn a little better way of...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:15am

Local woman’s ‘no excuses’ attitude leads to transformation

Karen Harris’ personal journey to lose weight began in April 2011. She had driven to Georgetown to get her driver’s license renewed, looked at the picture on her new ID and was horrified.

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver:...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:30am

Dining at One Coastal to help raise funds for Smallwood, ALS charities

In a Fenwick Island restaurant, friends have eaten and laughed together. So it’s only fitting that when Todd Smallwood decided to run 100 miles in his friend Mark Habicht’s honor, One Coastal restaurant stepped up to fundraise.


Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:57pm

Bethany Beach native crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA 2013

Melissa King, a 2012 Indian River High School graduate who lives in the Bethany Beach area, was recently crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA 2013. King will represent Delaware in the Miss Teen USA contest in July, with her platform of “Finding the...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:24am

St. Martha's readies for expansion in downtown Bethany

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach will be getting a makeover soon, with demolition of their 1,200-square-foot vicarage and its replacement with a 5,400-square-foot social hall, kitchen, nursery and offices.

The Rev. Mary L....

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:17am

Local business owner donates hair to charity

Last week, 31-year-old Pavla Glovcikova donated her long, beautiful locks to Children with Hair Loss.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Pavla Glovcikova was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer, and decided to donate her hair...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:48pm

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Lighthouse Christian honors veterans

Students and staff at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro saluted area veterans this past week with a performance from students in each grade and a celebratory lunch afterward. The school puts the program on each year to show their...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:59am

Local radio show offers an ear on the doo wop era

For many people who are near or just past retirement age, the sounds of the “doo wop” era take them right back to high school and all of the memories of the “good life,” according to the “Dean of Doo Wop,” Dino Fradelos, and Don “Majka Man” Majka...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:08pm

Pinups raising awareness, money

At an age when most women are just starting to think about possibly getting a first mammogram, Brandi Mellinger of Ocean Pines, Md., is getting ready to celebrate her 10-year anniversary of being cancer-free.

© Jamie Koslow Photography...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:05am

Bethany Beach to celebrate end of summer with Jazz Funeral

This Monday, for the 27th year, Bethany Beach residents and visitors alike will celebrate the end of summer by officially “burying” it — at least until next year.

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The summer gravestone parades the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 3:09pm

Tale of 'An Arab, a Jew and a Truck' hits the pages in Bethany Beach

What happens when a devout Palestinian Muslim and an American Orthodox Jew are forced by circumstance to share a tiny two-bedroom apartment in New York? Well, at the very least, there’s potential for an entertaining list of lovable characters and...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 3:50am

Festival Hispano to celebrate Guatemala

For the past 18 years, El Centro Cultural, a nonprofit arts organization, has been hosting Festival Hispano — a festival dedicated to celebrating Hispanic culture, music, art, food and traditions.

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A crowd...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:21am

Book club gets answers straight from the author's mouth

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Megan Hart, in green, talks about her book, ‘All Fall Down,” in Bethany Beach recently.

Well, not really, but threatening clouds were the backdrop for a Frankford...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 3:58am

Cottage Tour offering 21st annual peek into local homes

A cottage at the Delaware shore can offer a holiday reprieve from the bustle of the city, a summer getaway spot filled with tranquility and relaxation or a home for someone year-round. Southeastern Sussex County has become one of the most sought-...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:22am

Sap's offers proof in the puddin' at local farmer's markers

With so many wonderful choices of farmers’ markets in our area, for me, the decision as to which one to go to often comes down to, “Will the pudding guy be there?”

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver
Will Lundgren, 11,...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:49am

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ocean View native to carry Olympic torch July 9

For making a positive difference in her community and inspiring others, Ocean View resident Marisa Grimes — a 2010 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School — was one of 10 teenagers from across the United States selected by Coca-Cola to be an...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 3:40pm

Nation's birthday to be honored with parade, Bethany-beach style

For just shy of three decades, the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade has been entertaining thousands, celebrating the holiday with floats, cyclists and bands, leading to a fireworks finale to cap off the evening. On Wednesday, July 4, the 29th...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:15am

Unite Sussex Day Camp offers food, fun, and fitness in Frankford

Unite Sussex once again is offering its U.S. Camp at Frankford’s town park. The summer camp started this week and is now in full swing.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Children play at the Unite Sussex daycamp in Frankford. The camp...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 3:23pm

Local volunteers pack meals for hungry children in distant lands

As many people flocked to the beach or a golf course this past weekend, with sunny days and temperatures in the high 80s, volunteers at Ocean View Presbyterian Church were packing meals for the hungry. In as little as 90 minutes, more than 10,000...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 5:31am

Restaurant shakes things up with bellydancing

Turquoise restaurant is kicking things up a notch with bellydancing performances every Wednesday night this summer.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Viviana Matthews bellydances her way through the tables at Turquoise restaurant in...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:21am

Mural seeks to inspire future leaders to do more than overcome

“No turning back from my destiny or greatness. I’ve gone this far so I’ m sure that I’ll make it.”

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This mural, painted by foster care youth from around the state now hangs in the Sussex Family Court Room in...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:15am

Wood-turner carves his way back into the local scene

For long-time woodworker Roger Galbraith, originality is the name of the game. Ever since he first picked up the hobby in the 1970s, wood-turning has developed into a never-tiring passion, opening new avenues and ideas that keep each project one-...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 3:23pm

Bethany Beach readies for summer season — with movies

With only about eight weeks left before summer arrives, the Town of Bethany Beach is revving up for the 2012 season. Repair of the town’s dunes and dune crossings, as well as its lifeguard headquarters, and enhancements to the Garfield Parkway...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:01am

Dog-groomer-turned-dioramic-artist finds her niche

Art comes in a variety of forms, across a multitude of mediums, and Deborah Martucci’s dioramas are no exception. Since 2007, Martucci’s careful touch and attention to detail has turned curious eyes onto a unique style that has been mastered by...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:42am