As an AARP Delaware volunteer, I’m proud of its long history of non-partisan voter education. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. They do, however, focus on issues that are...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:40pm
If Delaware State Police follow their practice of the past several years, this week or next they will send out a press release warning citizens about the illegality of using — or even possessing — fireworks in the state of Delaware...
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:07pm
AARP’s Chapter 5226 wants to thank all of the supporters and many volunteers who participated in this most successful event. The proceeds will help support the $9,500 in scholarships given to Indian River High School and Delaware...
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm
Parking meters before high season are killing sales to us locals!
Last month, on Thursday, May 17, parking meters had just gone into effect in downtown Bethany. In pouring rain, mine was the only car parked in the circle on...
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm
I just returned from picking up my car from Rickards. We recently settled in our new home in Ocean View and I had a “mishap” backing out of the garage. I asked a new friend for suggestions of where to take my new car to, and she...
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:05pm
I am not a resident of Ocean View, but I shop at many of the businesses along Route 26, as I prefer to shop locally at every opportunity. I have recently become aware of the proposed Barnhill Animal Preserve and have some serious...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:07pm
On May 5, 2010, the 14th District Democratic Committee unanimously approved the following endorsement policy: “Given that the Democratic candidates for office are typically highly committed and effective leaders, it shall be the...
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:08pm
A sickening and callous disregard for the safety of Delaware school children and residents was on full display this week when the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to release an assault weapons ban to the full Senate. The...
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:07pm
The Ocean View Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended our first garden gala June 1 at Good Earth Market.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Beach Liquors, Good Earth Market, Dogfish...
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:06pm
Please allow me to say a very special thank-you to all South Bethany property owners who voted in the South Bethany town election on Saturday, May 26. We were thrilled by the phenomenal participation and so appreciative of the many...
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm
Cats Around Town Society (CATS) a 501(c) charity organization, would like to thank the following businesses for their support. We are allowed to place a donation jar at each business and receive the funding, in part, we need to...
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm
Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the May 16 “SASSY” Fashion Show Luncheon, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club has been able to continue its scholarship program for both an IRHS senior and a...
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:16pm
Despite what my representative claims, I have no hidden agenda. I support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for Delaware. [State] Rep. [Rich] Collins [online, on May 21] throws out a number of “red herrings” related to potential...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:19pm
Bill Satterfield, executive director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, recently tried to paint with dollar signs a glowing picture of the benefits of big poultry for all Delawareans. But his picture can’t hide the blood, guts,...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Thanks to all of you who came out on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning and either ran, walked, volunteered or supported the Justin’s Beach House annual Run/Walk in Bethany Beach. Contractors for a Cause was the presenting...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Fuel up the medivac! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the summer season, a bone-crushing shorebreak caused by irresponsible beach replenishment returns to Bethany. Get ready for broken necks, backs, arms, legs, hips and...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:17pm
Many times we make things in our lives more difficult than they have to be. For instance, after purchasing my house in Millville, Del., in 2006, I had no idea which landscaper or hardscaper to contact for my various projects. I...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:16pm
State Rep. Rich Collins was recently quoted in the Coastal Point saying the following regarding House Bill 110:
“I’m going to disappoint anyone supporting this. I am not in favor of expanding the availability of another mind...
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:15pm
The Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) would like to thank our major sponsors and the many community members who helped make our sixth annual Beef & Brew fundraiser such a success!
Since 2013, we have...
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:29pm
I have recently really tried to keep my concerns about President Trump (and particular the Russia/Trump campaign investigation) to myself. We really need for Mr. Mueller to conclude his investigation without outside interference....
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm
When a criminal steals from you, they usually like to do it when you’re not home or not paying attention. Politicians are pretty much the same. When they take your rights from you, it’s usually done in the dead of night or a time...
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm
Reader: ‘Get the nasty out’ of election
It has been said that the lower the stakes, the more brutal the politics. Perhaps that’s too strong a statement for the local South Bethany election season, but it is truly sad to see...
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:27pm
Editor’s note: Per longstanding Coastal Point editorial policy, we do not run letters-to-the-editor regarding an election in the issue immediately prior to that election, instead publishing our traditional question-and-answer series with...
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:08pm
Bethany Beach gets thumbs-up on flowers
I haven’t seen anyone else say it, so I’ve just gotta do it: the flowers in downtown Bethany Beach are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and thanks to the people who do the...
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:43pm
HOA president speaks out against comments
I am writing in regard to the last few paragraphs in the Coastal Point last week regarding Mr. Bob Thornton’s idea about “just” giving him an easement and he will let Ocean View dump...
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:03pm
Thank you, Coastal Point, for listing our ministry in your Continuing Events column each week. This information is beneficial to those who may hit a bump in the road and for those on...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:09am
Cottage tour a hit, thanks to many
As chair of the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for helping to make this year’s tour an...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:12am
KINfolk thankful for support from many
On behalf of the KINfolk Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and, most importantly, the children we serve, KINfolk would like to thank the Sussex community for generously supporting our 12th...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:54am
In the July 14, 2017, guest column “Rescinding WOTUS rule is a step in the right direction,” Ms. Kitty Holtz of the Delaware Farm Bureau lauded U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:21pm
This bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. In addition to “defunding” Planned Parenthood and slashing Medicaid, it guts essential health benefit protections,...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:39am
Reader points out dangers of hot cars
I had the unhappy experience of finding two golden retrievers in the back seat of a gray BMW 535i at the Harris Teeter on Lighthouse Road this morning. They were panting heavily, and one lay...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:01pm
(Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Rev. Dr. Kyung-Hee Sa, district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, regarding Providence...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:54am
On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 60th Annual Old...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:20pm
Fireworks company calls for legalization
Delaware has fallen even behind further in the inevitable path to legalization of consumer fireworks. This year, Iowa adopted a full-line consumer fireworks bill.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:32am
Reader pushes for bicycle safety
I am writing to urge all bicyclists and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road when out and about this summer.
A bicycle is a vehicle, like all other vehicles on the road. You wouldn’t...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:55am
Reader urges nation to remain world leader
President Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global commitment by nearly 200 nations to collectively combat climate change. The president has declared...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:52am
Relay for Life thankful for community support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses who supported my recent “Movie Night” fundraiser on May 2 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am
Reader calls for vote on HB 109
House Bill (HB) 109 is an important piece of legislation that warrants a vote in the House. It is a progressive restructuring of Delaware’s tax rates and brackets that will generate additional...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:42am
Justin’s Beach House gets a big thank-you
Cancer. A word you don’t want to hear in the same sentence as your own name. One of life’s lemons, to be sure. And yet, between rounds of chemotherapy, I was given refreshing lemonade, in...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:41am
River Soccer thanks Springtime Jamboree and community
The River Soccer Club would like to thank the Hocker Family for their generous support through the Springtime Jamboree.
An evening full of music, comedy, and fun was...
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:26am
Fenwick cleanup a hit, thanks to many
Thank you for your help in publicizing the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup in the Town of Fenwick Island.
On April 22, over 40 community members gathered in our town hall to enjoy delicious...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:26am
Carpenter sees bright future in Frankford
I hope this correspondence finds you well.
As always, I have enjoyed reading the latest news and events found in the most recent edition of the Coastal Point, especially the article...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:37am
Responders getting social organization
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to active and retired emergency-services workers and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
Several members of the Fraternal Order of Police,...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:47am
Reader urges others to give ‘gift of life’
Organ and tissue donation are subjects that rarely enter our thoughts — that is, until you have a dog in the fight.
My journey for a lung transplant began about two years ago, when...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:26am
Honest media needed to challenge leaders
In July 2015, United States officials announced that it traced to the Chinese government the hacking of the personnel records of 22.1 million current and retired federal employees, including...
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:10am
LBWC seeking new members
The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club was started by a small group of very insightful women in 1934. These women were service-minded and dedicated to their community. Today, the club has over 100 members.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:36pm
Reader offers congrats for referendum
Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD...
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:56am
Sorority thankful for support with event
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:35am
Reader says Delaware should be a safe haven
The Civil Rights Team of the Progressive Democrats of Sussex County urges Gov. Carney and our state legislators to take the necessary legislative and executive action so that Delaware is...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:37am
Teacher argues that kids are the future
“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown
As we face a state budget crisis and a critical referendum for Indian River School...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:55am