Arts & Entertainment

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

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