Arts & Entertainment


Bethany Beach Fourth a family tradition

For Steven and Jenn Geib of Connecticut, coming to Bethany Beach to celebrate the Fourth of July with their three children and extended family is something they look forward to all year long. They get to see the parade, fireworks and, most...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Hudsons tend family farm, offering goods at farm stand and farmers’ markets

Anyone looking for a little history with their homegrown vegetables should look no farther than Hudson Produce, off of Route 20 in Roxana.

Albert Hudson and his wife, Sharon, have a stand right outside the house where Sharon grew up....

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:48am

Safe Haven holds ‘ground-digging’ for green, no-kill shelter

After four long years of fundraising, planning and gathering permits, the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County broke ground on Friday, June 13. A novel approach to a groundbreaking was held at the future site for the facility east of...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:52am

Gala sold out in support of Justin's Beach House

Contractors for a Cause and the Justin W. Jennings Foundation will welcome summer with a sold-out crowd at their 4th annual Gala and Auction on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fundraiser is aimed...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:45am

Can you taste it?

On Sunday, June 8, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will bring back one of their most successful events of the year. Taste of Coastal Delaware will merge the area’s most renowned restaurants into one place, creating a culinary...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:05am

Lighthouse-loving artist breaks the mold

Although new to the Delaware/Maryland coastal art scene, Dee Granger is no stranger to beach life, and no stranger to art.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Dee Granger melts pewter down for a piece she was working on. Granger will...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:45am

Water -- all types-- high on Fenwick agenda

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, May 14 to discuss water, water and more water.

The group will continue with their plan to have a speaker come and talk important environmental issues. Last month, a...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:08am

Art + Math = Brown

Kathy Brown, a math teacher retired from the Indian River School District, has found a way to make art and math meld into more than a hobby. She does house portraits, in watercolor and in a pen-and-ink technique. Brown estimates that she has done...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 6:13am

Local beach patrols nearly ready for summer

Area beach patrols are right on track for lifeguard staffing at coastal Delaware beaches this summer. Despite beach patrols in other areas citing struggles to find adequate recruits, local lifeguard captains say their seasonal employment efforts...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:59am

IR golf finishes satisfying year, looks for showing at states

As Indian River’s golf team rounds out the season, first-year head coach Paris Mitchell is pleased with the way the team has come along. Three consecutive wins last week, against Cape Henlopen, Milford and Seaford, helped bring the Indians to an...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:57am

All dolled up!

With so many accomplishments in her life, it’s difficult for a talented individual like Kristin Jones to settle on one particular hobby. The classically trained soprano keeps her vocal chords in check when singing with her church choir. Time...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:44am

Turbine a breath of fresh air for Dagsboro couple

When driving west out of Dagsboro on Nine Foot Road, it’s hard to miss the big wind turbine on the right at the home of Greg and Terri Menoche.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming:
Greg Menoche stands next to his 35-foot wind turbine...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

FOSCL and friends celebrate library groundbreaking

The South Coastal Library celebrated its expansion with a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, April 11.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Sussex County officials and Friends of the South Coastal Library members were on hand to celebrate...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:26am

Delaware native to share memories of life as a ‘Lighthouse Kid'

Most people familiar with the country’s coastline understand the significance and some of the history behind the lighthouses and towers that have helped keep seafarers safe for centuries. They line the water’s edge from the windy New England...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 4:06am

Jamboree to benefit BBVFC

For the first time, the annual Springtime Jamboree will benefit the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

“We feel they have a need with their new building and them taking on the ambulance service in their district,” explained state Rep....

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 6:45am

Kempton offering insight into colorful hobby

As she scores a straight line on a piece of purple “fusing glass,” on which a piece of dichroic glass will be glued, small shards of glass fall on the foam board below. Faye Kempton snaps the glass, finalizing the cut into a near-perfect...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:54am

Art show jury goes high-tech

May 1 is the last day for artists to apply for a position in the 30th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. And those who apply for the coveted spots on the town’s boardwalk come time for the art festival, and for the judges who pick from...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:40am

Bethany Idol hits a high note among local singers

As the eliminations continue prime time on Fox, “American Idol” fans are tuning in and casting their votes. Each week, viewers listen attentively, eyes and ears glued to their televisions in what has been dubbed one of the largest reality TV...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:15am

Delaware natives ready to rock your socks off

It’s good to be a Delawarean this weekend, especially if you’re into the music scene. Dewey Beach will once again be hosting its single most celebrated concert, honoring singers, musicians and songwriters across the entire state.

The...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:44am

Townsend ready to take on task of director at CHEER Center

Debbie Townsend can hardly contain her excitement in about her new job as director of the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Debbie Townsend, above, recently took on the job of being the...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 8:43am

Spring a new start for Bennett family farm tradition

Hail Bennett — the oldest son of Carrie and Jim Bennett, of Bennett Orchards near Dagsboro — was just 10 years old the last time his family planted peach trees, in 1996. This time, the “constant cycle” of planting and growing came full circle for...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:16am

That's entertainment!

The Indian River Variety Show came out with a bang last weekend, as 35 acts consisting of more than 50 students put on their best performances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual performance, headed by the school’s band and chorus director,...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:15am

Kite festival soaring back into Delmarva

On Good Friday, March 21, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation will once again sponsor what has become one of the state’s most recognized and beloved celebrations, the Great Delaware Kite Festival. The event...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:45am

Coastal Leisure Center looking forward to spring

Exciting things are happening at the Coastal Leisure CHEER Center in Ocean View. A new director has been hired, and March is already filled with fun things to do.

“We have a great gal, Debbie Townsend, right from Ocean View,” said Florence...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

O.C. offering largest St. Patty’s party on Eastern Shore

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be Irish their whole lives. But, thankfully, for one day out of every year, they can all pretend. This Saturday, Ocean City, Md., will spread the luck and cheer of the Irish in a tradition that has flourished...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:51am

In Frankford, 'Mr. Holland's Opus' means mariachi

Thanks to a Melody Program grant award from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, third-graders at Frankford Elementary School received instruments earlier this year that have enabled them to start a mariachi band.

According to the foundation...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:52am

Selbyville dedicates month to kids' art

This past Saturday, as part of Kid’s Art Month in Selbyville, winners of the Kids’ Art Show could see their work proudly displayed at the Selbyville Public Library. And residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the pieces in storefronts...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:44am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am

Local musician with great ambitions reflects on his roots

Music — it’s all around us, and most people have found it a soothing balancer to accompany the leisure in their lives. For Frankford native Mike Givens, however, music is his life, a reassuring solace of what he’s accomplished and the promising...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:16am

Vintage radio shows tune in to Bethany

The Ad Hoc Touring Theater Company, an outgrowth of Georgetown’s renowned Possum Point Players, will be turning back the clocks this week as audience members tune in to the ambiance of old-time radio broadcasts.

This Tuesday, Feb. 19,...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

Art organizations backing proposed art center

Last week’s meeting between representatives from various state-wide art organizations and Arts Consulting Group mustered high hopes for the Joshua M. Freeman Center for the Arts in the Bayside community in Selbyville. Dozens were in attendance,...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:41am

Local artist shooting for the stars

An artist by trade, Milan Murray uprooted from Philadelphia after 15 years of residency and moved to the area only a short while ago, but has already carved out quite a reputation for himself.

In viewing his Web site, at atouchofmilan.com...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:17am

A little bit of, well, everything

Take one step into the Bethany Trading Company on Garfield Parkway and you realize immediately that you are not in a typical business. In fact, “typical” can leave your vocabulary as soon as you take stock of the merchandise adorning the walls...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:01am

Young duo spreads holiday cheer

Lifelong friends Kate Frey and Sara Baker have always been surrounded by music, so it was only a matter of time before they came together with their talents. Just weeks ago, they debuted their first joint project, an acoustic holiday album, “Pure...

Friday, December 28, 2007 - 9:33am

Holiday spirit: A labor of love or just labor?

There’s something rather Paul Bunyan-esque about going out in the snow and cutting down your own Christmas tree with a handsaw. After regrettably notifying my editor and publisher that I had yet to pick out my tree this year, that’s exactly what...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:08am

Whimsical artist debuts at Good Earth

Although he’s known primarily for his work in marketing, John Donato is now making a powerful step into the local art scene. The graphic design graduate from the University of Maryland in 1992 is establishing himself today as not only an...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:53am

Community shows thankfulness to local service members

Loving newlyweds Jonathan and Ashley Steele may have tied he knot early this October, but their first holiday season as a married couple will likely prove to be one of their toughest.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT
Sen. Tom...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:40am

Straighten up with crooked finger

Three acquaintances have found a way to bring together their passion for music, with the help of battered hands, a pile of shoes and a wife’s intimidating warning.

Coastal Point • SUBMITTED

Crooked Finger are, from left:...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 8:24am

Artist’s work proves anything but ‘Grim’

The acrylic creations from Bethany Beach artist Tara Funk Grim possess a staggering precision that makes the finished work utterly recognizable, yet completely one-of-a-kind.

Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO
Tara Funk Grim teaches a...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:42am

Abstract artists emotes feeling through work

There’s something about the boldness of local artist Jonathan Spivak’s artistic creations that seems so awry, yet structured at the same time. For him, the talent comes natural, as an outlet to be himself and portray inner emotions and thoughts....

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:11am

Potter brings back original style to art tour

Kim Doughty, owner of The Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, has enjoyed a two-and-a-half year run at the coffee shop. It’s her artistic creativity and imagination, however, that are proving to be her true calling. Doughty has been creating pottery...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:34am

Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival casts its 4th year

Anglers and fishermen have geared up this weekend for the area’s largest fishing tournament to date, the Fourth Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival on October 19, 20 and 21 at the Indian River Marina. Over $24,000 will be given away...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:44am

Pumpkin pursuit: the ultimate autumn quest

With record-breaking temperatures this past week, one of the last things on most people’s minds is the imposing autumn season (which started Sept. 23, mind you). For those of us who have managed to realize that it is the second week of October,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:04am

Local woman cruising through life

It’s easy to wander off and think about taking a vacation in Baja or Fiji when talking with Lisa Daisey, 29, of Millville. This past Christmas was the first Christmas in 10 years that she spent at home with her family. After 10 years of traveling...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:57am

Work of Love

For anyone who grew up in this area, there’s a pretty good chance that growing up, they or someone they know have crossed paths with lifetime resident Herman Koenig. From mechanic, to farmer to construction worker, there’s virtually nothing this...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:05am

Fair warning from Four Daze Notice

The members of Four Daze Notice went with a play on words when developing a name for their band. But, for the most part, the young quartet’s name stems from their first, impromptu performance.

Coastal Point • JESSE PRYOR
Four Daze...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:16am

Millville United Methodist Turns 100

This past Sunday, Millville United Methodist Church on Atlantic Avenue celebrated a century of worship. The church was established in 1907, and its members reflected upon times of poverty, when support from congregation was essential. Over the...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:04am

A journey in the Amazon

In Delaware, environmentalists try to conserve local turtles by building fences along Route 1 and putting up signs warning drivers to avoid running them over.
High in the mountain jungle of Peru, where the mighty Amazon begins its 4,000...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:27am

Budding artist brings natural splendor to Boardwalk Art show

Theresa Dominique Richard has only been in the local art scene for four years, but she is coming out strong with a colorful style and a background in art, a role as a devoted mother and wife, and a heartwarming history about overcoming the...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:51am

Milton artist makes a noticeable name for himself

With a birth name as strong and prominent as “Abraxas,” one might expect great accomplishments throughout their life. Fortunately, the Milton artist who goes simply by that first name is fulfilling those achievements, sharing his amazing skills....

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:36am