Arts & Entertainment

Patsy’s seeks hidden-gem musicians for summer performances

Musicians eager to entertain at the shore could get to enjoy the spotlight at Patsy’s restaurant in Bethany Beach.

Owner Patsy Dill Rankin is inviting musicians to audition for the summer season, to “give people a chance to play in front...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:38am

Springtime Jamboree ready to rock out with 30th installment

Next weekend, the Springtime Jamboree will celebrate three decades of featuring some of the area’s most gifted musical talents, as it returns to Indian River High School for the always-anticipated two-night event.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:57am

Selbyville paints the town for Kids Art Month festivities

Local students are transforming Selbyville with a town-wide art exhibition, honoring Kids Art Month.

For the eighth year, Selbyville Community Club will display children’s art at the Selbyville Public Library in a month-long celebration....

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:14am

Fenwick woman ready to go roll for roll

Fenwick Island’s Sue Studz already knows that oven #19 at the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is hers. Surrounding her in the Peabody Orlando Hotel ballroom at the end of March will be 99 other ovens and simulated kitchens — but no running water...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:41am

Dozens of IRHS students make County Band

Nearly three dozen students from the Indian River High School Band were set to perform in the junior and senior County Band this week, on March 1 at Cape Henlopen High School.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Thirty-one of the 34 Indian...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:16am

Marie's Kitchen: Don Murray — King of the Crockpot

Don Murray and I met at World Gym. (Folks, don’t you think World Gym should give me a free membership for all the times I’ve mentioned them in this column?) I must be slipping, though, because it took me a long time to find out that Don was the...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:09am

Lighthouse Christian readies for return in chess tourney

Chess is a game of strategy, tactics and careful calculations – something that the students at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Dagsboro know very well. Next month, the team – composed of more than a dozen elementary- and middle-school students –...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 3:46am

Former teachers continue to support youth

In August 1949, Ruth and Herman Koenig moved to Millville from West Winfield, N.Y., to be teachers at the Lord Baltimore School. The two had met in school and attended West Winfield High School together.

Herman and Ruth Koenig sit in...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:15am

Sussex County students get robotic

Robots aren’t just for mad scientists and Jedi knights anymore.

Ashley Conroe, an Indian River High School senior, formed the Retro Robots team to compete in Delaware’s own robotics tournament.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 7:59am

Registration opens for the 2012 season at Lower Sussex Little League

America’s pastime will soon be returning to Roxana, as online registration for Lower Sussex Little League kicked off earlier this month. In February, the Lower Sussex Complex will open for walk-in registration, as well. And with a few new age...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:23am

How to battle the bulge in 2012

The first wealth is health.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook
The early morning crew and gym-goers at World Gym in Ocean View.

B.J. Pietryak is a personal trainer and fitness director at...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:36am

Devokees hopes to be the man without fear

Since he was in first grade at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Will Devokees knew that he wanted to be an actor.

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Will Devokees has known since he was a student at Lord Baltimore Elementary School that he...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:58pm

Man survives cancer to become the King

Bob Lougheed is lucky to be alive – he knows it, he embraces it and he lives each and every day like it could be his last on Mother Earth.

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Millsboro resident Bob Lougheed survived a battle with pancreatic...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:22am

AT&T helping out with the environment

Wondering what to do with those rechargeable batteries that live inside laptops, cell phones, power tools, cordless phones and more once they outlive their “chargeableness”? There is no need to dump them in the landfill. Simply take them to the...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 3:55am

Child or child-at-heart, Bethany offers choice of Holiday Happenings

How do you celebrate the holidays? Are family-friendly festivities your goal, or does a warm, jazzy atmosphere light your fire?

The Town of Bethany Beach is inviting people to celebrate both ways at its annual Holiday Happenings. The...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:15am

SEDAST celebrating 17 years with renowned artists

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-27, some of the area’s most recognized artists and craftspersons will show their thanks and appreciation by opening the doors to their homes and studios in the 17th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:25am

Snowplow drivers learn in virtual reality

An outside observer might think DelDOT employees were playing video games last week in Dover, but snowplow operators were actually using technology to prepare for winter. For the first time, the Delaware Department of Transportation used snowplow...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:56am

Annual Trail Run to race through Assawoman

Those looking to combine a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the area’s natural wonders and get some exercise at the same time may want to consider signing up for the 9th Annual Mariner’s Bethel Trail Run at Camp Barnes and the Assawoman...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:09am

Gliding gourds going sky-high for Punkin’ Chunkin’

Nothing says November in Sussex County like a cool, crisp breeze, the leaves turning a golden hue and a clear blue sky pierced by hundreds of pumpkins hurtling through the air.

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The “MythBusters” co-hosts...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:38am

Changing Names and Changing Fates

Anyone driving on Route 17 may have noticed one of the white county driveway signs: Horse Play Way. The sign says it all.

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Changing Fates Equine Rescue – which was originally called Whimsical Equine...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:59am

All Hallow's ready to offer a frightful revenge

All Hallow’s – a haunted town – has been discovered on the Delaware shore this Halloween season, providing a adventure that promises to rival all other haunts.

“My father-in-law owns Sports at the Beach, and that’s where All...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:46am

Local athletes and volunteers help make wishes come true

The 38th Make-A-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony last weekend provided, yet again, an amazing opportunity to participate in an event with the purpose of bringing joy to sick kids and their families.

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:16am

Roger Hitchens: Prop diver and underwater specialist

This year, prop diver Roger Hitchens celebrates 53 years with the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, where he’s held almost every office, including chief. Hitchens has called Ocean View “home” since his family moved there from Millsboro when he...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:59pm

Fifth Annual yART Sale bringing a fun and creative close to summer

Labor Day weekend may traditionally signal the winding down of another summer season, but for the last five years, it has also seen a strong turnout at the Kypreos household in Bethany Beach. And, this weekend, for the fifth straight year, the...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:43am

Samuel F. DuPont, Delaware's Admiral of the Navy

A member of the prominent Delaware family, Samuel Francis “Frank” Du Pont served almost 50 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of rear admiral. He was born in New Jersey in 1803, but spent his childhood at Louviers – his father’s home on...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:44pm

Grandma, Grumpy and the Pirate vacationing in South Bethany

For the past six years, the Mogan family has been vacationing in South Bethany.

“We love Bethany. The first year we tried, this was in Ocean City, and it gets a little rowdy up there. Then we went up to North Bethany, and the house just...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:00am

K-9 officers demonstrate their skills at Unite Sussex Day Camp

Demonstrations of suspect apprehension, narcotics scans and article searches carried out by the K-9 Unit of the Sussex Correctional Institute served as both entertainment and education for children attending the Unite Sussex day-camp in Frankford...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:06am

Fort Miles group aims to bring ‘big gun’ to Delaware shore

The battleship U.S.S. Missouri was the scene of the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, and the ship’s significance in World War II history has forged a local connection, as members of the Fort Miles Historical Association (FMHA) work to bring...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:19am

Local Jake’s set to hold qualifiers for regional burger-eating contest

Jake’s Wayback Burgers is gearing up for its 4th Annual Chowdown Showdown Burger Eatin’ Contest on Aug. 12 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del.

“It’s a tradition they’re trying to build through the franchise, but at the same time they’re...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:10am

Remember When takes customers back to yesteryears

It is said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. For Mary Anne Hess and her sons, their business is the past, and as they’re proving, repetition is not always a bad thing.

This summer, the family opened Remember When, a...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 9:52am

Softshell crabs: Local, plentiful and ready for eating

It is that time of year again. Softshell crabs are here! They are local, fat and juicy – and they are plentiful!

For those of you who are not quite sure what a softshell crab is, let me explain. The softshell crab is the blue crab in its...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 9:08am

Fishing from the Point: Rods (and temperatures) still on the rise

As the summer weather remains hot, the offshore fishing is following suit, yielding one of the best seasons the area has seen in years. Even the little guys are getting in on the action, including 3-year-old Matthew Gessler, who recently got his...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:30am

Tour de Har rolling through the area once again

For many people, summertime is all about spending time with family and friends, getting outside, enjoying nature and living life to the fullest. Few seized that opportunity like Harry Walls, a devoted husband and father of four who lost his...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:28am

Impact of local girl’s life ripples across state and beyond

At the Artful Bean, where 17-year-old Shauna Kaufman had worked part-time for a couple of years, she had been known to customers as “the happy one.” The coffee shop’s owner, Kim Doughty-Cavagnaro, added that Shauna “was always in a good mood,” “...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:11am

Unite Sussex offers free camp and food to area kids

Unite Sussex, a non-profit organization formed to help bring aid to the community through volunteerism and collaboration, and headed by the Rev. Kim Tephabock of Dagsboro Church of God, recently created a free youth camp for children in Frankford...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:46pm

ReStore builds enough funds to construct a Habitat house

Denise Jackson, manager of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Georgetown, knew in advance that this month’s regular Unity meeting would be special.

“Our executive director, Kevin Gilmore, told me the meeting would be dedicated to...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 3:10pm

Buss to perform at Dickens Parlour Theatre

A new act is coming to town June 20-26 at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. World-renowned magician Eric Buss will perform nightly at 7 p.m., entertaining audiences with pogo sticks, frozen turkeys and numerous other unconventional props...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:51am

Selbyville Old Timer's Day tradition 55 years and counting

The Town of Selbyville is turning back the clocks, once again, for the 55th Annual Old Timer’s Day, set for this Saturday, June 18, along Church Street in downtown Selbyville, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tradition has grown to become one of the...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:55am

Local author’s thriller examines not-so-distant technological threat

Technology is everywhere, and it can provide seemingly infinite data. But what happens when it collects too much information on the people it is supposed to help?

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Glen Goleburn set down his dental equipment...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:26am

First State Corvette Club revs up for 40th anniversary

In 1981, when former Bethany Beach Postmaster Jack Powell came home with a 1975 dark brown convertible Corvette, his wife, Sandy, exclaimed, “What have you done now?” But she couldn’t really complain, because she had her own Nissan 280ZX.


Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:04am

Roxana Fire Company reaching new heights with 100-foot ladder

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company has a shiny new apparatus on the way, but Tower 90 is no toy.

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Clay Johnson, Chief Andy Johnson and Jamie Killen show that the new ladder truck, Tower 90, can extend...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:23am

Music feeds the souls at Charlie’s Bayside

“Charlie’s is our favorite place to be on a Friday or Saturday night,” said Norma Sevick from Clarksville. “The food is great, the prices are reasonable, the music is awesome and they treat you well. Charlie and Laura are good people, no doubt...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:28am

For local minister, it’s Jusst Sooup

“‘Keep the focus on me — it’s just soup.’” That was what Dale Dunning, in a voice she attributes to the Holy Spirit, heard more than 10 years ago. She and one of her sons were trying to figure out a name for her new soup-kitchen ministry. With a...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:06am

Willy Wonka, eat your heart out. It’s Chocolate Festival time

Who says there’s nothing to do in the winter at the beach? You can eat chocolate!

The 21st annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Saturday, March 5, starting at 11:30 a.m. Tastings...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 7:53am

Haley spreads the love, and charitable giving

In last week’s article, Matt Haley talked about sponsoring two sisters through Himalayan Children Charities (HCC) and of his instant love for Leela and Laxmi when he first met them at Katmandu airport. Yet, he said, he was wary of pushing their...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 6:30am

Free Writes offer inspiration for aspiring writers

“It was an ordinary morning until…”

Participants fill in the blank after a prompt, such as the one above, at the weekly “Free Write!” sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild and held each Friday at the Super G in Millville, in the...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:30am

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:33am

Out of thin air: Dickens Parlour Theatre now serving meals and magic

Although it might not be obvious from the outside, the inside of Millville’s own magic theater continues to be newsworthy. Most recently, the Dickens Parlour Theatre completely renovated a the main house into a real “parlour” – offering a new...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:32am

Bailey's offers up some muskrat love

From December through March, the sign outside Bailey’s Seafood proclaims, “Muskrat Sold Here.”

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Orville Bailey and daughter, Cheryl Workman, at Bailey’s Seafood on Route 113 in...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:46am

Advice for financial stability

After the season of freely giving (and heavily spending), people are ready to rein in their finances for the New Year.

Christopher Theis, a financial advisor for the Edward Jones investment firm in Ocean View, offered some tips for...

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 3:14am