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Golf tournament to benefit Wellness Community

The 1st Annual Jake’s Seafood House Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20, at the Marsh Island Golf Club to benefit The Wellness Community-Delaware. Enjoy fabulous prizes, a buffet luncheon and drinks afterward at Jakes’ Seafood House...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local police participate in campaign

Continuing through May 31, local police departments — including those in Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, South Bethany and Selbyville — will join Delaware State Police in participating in the fourth annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers being recruited

If you’re curious about blue crabs and live either near the Delaware Bay or Delaware’s Inland Bays, then you may be interested in volunteering to help marine scientists at the University of Delaware’s College of Marine Studies. The scientists are...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Public asked to report sick or dead birds

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Mosquito Control Section is again asking the public to help in the state’s surveillance and monitoring efforts for West Nile virus by reporting sick or dead wild birds that...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bits and Pieces

Bethany Beach museum looking for items

The Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) is preparing for the re-opening of the town museum in its new quarters in the town hall, and members are seeking artifacts pertinent...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Five vie for Bethany council seat

For the second time in six months, Bethany Beach Town Council members are faced with the decision of who best to replace one of their own.

With the resignation of the council’s only non-resident member, Robert Degen, effective May 1, the...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

County denies bridge over wetlands

The County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission unanimously recommended denial of the Riverview application — a 1,400-foot wooden bridge to a proposed 72-unit residential planned community (RPC) — at the May 12 P&Z meeting.

That...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville ER opens for the summer

The Millville Emergency Center, a Beebe emergency department satellite, will open for 24-hour-a-day service on Saturday, May 28. Beebe’s Sharon Harmon said they’d extended their season a bit last year, but found the move unsustainable and would...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

County council unveils 2006 budget

County Administrator Bob Stickels gave the public a first look as he introduced the proposed fiscal 2006 budget, and sewer fees, at the May 17 county council meeting. This year’s theme was “Growth Continues,” although the general fund spending...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC revises pollution regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) personnel hosted another public workshop in Dewey Beach on May 17, once again explaining pending pollution control regulations, and recent revisions thereto.

The department...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany residents hear from candidates at meeting

With the final weeks leading up to South Bethany’s council election ticking down, candidates for the three open seats were given the opportunity to make their cases to citizens present at the May 13 council meeting. Those potential voters were...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tropical hardwood lands in Millville

Certified environmentally conscious, and then shipped straight from the rainforest, Brazilian Ipe (EE-pay) and Jatoba (jah-TOW-bah) are now available for area porches and decks.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Diane Comolli shows off some...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Audit proceeding in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach’s annual audit process is getting a major overhaul this year, with both a new auditing firm and a new set of standards to which the town’s books — and those of many other towns — will be held.

The town’s previous auditing...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Contractors rally for cancer with project

Families dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s struggle against cancer, more than anyone else, need a place to find some peace and solitude. They may soon have an opportunity to escape to the beach for a respite.

Local builders,...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick officials discuss renovations

As promised at the April meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue of renovations to the town hall at a May 14 “workshop-without-agenda” (WWA).
Previously, Frederick had asked his fellow council...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lawmakers mull voting

State legislators are tossing around a few options for increased representation on Sussex County Council these days, although it remains to be seen which version will find its way through both houses of the Delaware General Assembly.

Sen....

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Incumbents pass tests from voters

Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board election results are in, and they indicate solid community support for the current administration.

District 4 incumbent Dr. Don Hattier, DC, topped challenger Lloyd Elling 561-244 and...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dredging project hits another snag

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to dredge the 3.9-mile Assawoman Canal may have entered a new season of delay.

DNREC and Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center (MAELC) attorneys wrapped up testimony...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

County looks at dogcatchers

Sussex County Council juggled the animal control hot potato at the May 10 council meeting, but where that responsibility will come to rest remains to be seen.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) leaders have voted...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

State hosts soy biodiesel affair at marina

Soy biodiesel found its way to the Mid-Atlantic seaboard on May 9 as state officials and United Soybean Board (USB) representatives celebrated the clean-burning fuel’s introduction at the Indian River marina.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRSD Administrator enters town race

Joseph “Jay” Headman, administrative assistant for the Indian River School District (IRSD), has entered the best three-out-of-four election contest in pursuit of a seat on South Bethany Town Council.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Jay...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany museum shaping up, seeking items

Work on Bethany Beach’s town museum is proceeding apace, with the museum’s space in the town hall lobby now sporting a fresh coat of cranberry and tan paint.

Workers from museum installation firm Lynch Industries are due to complete...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Shore Stop shows appreciation to customers

The Shore Stop convenience store (and gas station) in Bethany Beach will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Store Manager Amy Baull said her husband, Cat Country deejay Brian K. Hall, would be...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

County denies Moose lodge

Sussex County Council decided the County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission’s conditions weren’t enough to make a Loyal Order of Moose lodge fit next to a chicken house, and voted unanimously to deny the application on May 10.

The...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Route 26 project a hot topic

Local residents and businesspeople who had championed the addition of a third lane along the entire length of the planned Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project got their wishes in the proposal laid out by Delaware Department of Transportation (...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Manhunt ends in suicide

Residents and employees of Bethany Beach continue this week to wonder what happened to their neighbor and co-worker, 34-year-old Robert L. Wynn, to cause him to apparently kill his former fiancée and her current boyfriend in the woman’s Harbeson...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Marketer talks tourism to chamber

Marketing manager Lana O’Hollaren stopped by Fenwick Island (Harpoon Hanna’s) on May 5, to share advice with members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
O’Hollaren, with ad agency Aloysius, Butler and Clark (AB&C), mainly...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick restaurant offers a bite ... and view

According to Shark’s Cove owner Eddie O’Malley, the view is the easy part. This upper story restaurant, just west of the “Fenwick Ditch” (and around the block on Bennett Avenue) hosts a natural panorama on the Little Assawoman Bay, and plenty of...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

ABCC considers taproom

Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) Members reviewed the “Scotty’s Bayside Tavern” liquor license application for a “taproom” on Route 54 on May 9. They heard testimony from several supporters, and numerous complainants from the...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick considers outdoor dining seating

Fenwick Island Town Council Member and Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) Chairman Harry Haon asked his committee members a simple question: Was there a way for the town to allow restaurateur Gabby Mancini to accomplish the business...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

OVPD inspects trucks

Members of the Ocean View Police, Ocean View Citizen Auxiliary Patrol, Delaware State Police Truck Enforcement Unit and the Delaware State Police Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program conducted a truck inspection checkpoint on Route 26 on April...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS announces third quarter honor students

HIGH HONORS (Grade between 93-100)
SENIORS

Melissa Alesi, Lauren Beam, Katie Bond, Whitney Bowden, Amber Carney, Catherine Clark, Ashley Collison, Bianey Cordoba, Jordan Hale, Lindsay Hardt, Jessica Hazzard, Jennifer Johnson, Kyle...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Coast Guard open house at Indian River

Saturday, May 21 is Armed Forces Day, and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary (volunteer arm of the Coast Guard) and USCG proper will mark the occasion with an open house at the Indian River Inlet station.
The event is scheduled to run...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IR School Board considers calendars

The Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board will consider three options for the 2005-2006 calendar — one with the first day of school after Labor Day, two starting before Labor Day — at the May 24 school board meeting.

Earlier...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC schedules workshops on new pollution regulations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will hold two additional public workshops this month on revisions to the proposed Pollution Control Strategy (PCS) for the Inland Bays. The department encourages public...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Many area students recognized by college

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies were recognized for their accomplishments at Honors Day ceremonies held Friday, May 6, at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Dr. Dennis J. Suszkowski, science...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Taste the best of the coast

The recipe is set for the 6th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th from 1 to 4 p.m. Taste of Coastal Delaware will be in a festive, tented area at the Marketplace at Sea Colony, Route 1, Bethany Beach....

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Cottage Tour rolling right along

The 14th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, July 27 and 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is once again serving as the honorary...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Delaware Tech Owens Campus graduation is May 17

Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, will hold its 37th annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the east lawn of the William A. Carter Partnership Center.

The distinguished commencement speaker...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

23rd annual Families in Crises Conference to be held on May 13

Individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of Delmarva’s social service delivery will gather at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Friday, May 13 for the 23rd annual Families in Crisis Conference....

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers wanted for May 21 Inland Bays cleanup

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Fish and Wildlife is holding its first Inland Bays cleanup on Saturday, May 21. The cleanup will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. There...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Attention Retired Dentists

Volunteer dentists are needed for a non-profit located at The Stockley campus between Millsboro and Georgetown. Sussex Smiles Dental Care, Inc. is a startup, faith-based organization treating low-income Sussex County adults, ages 18 to 64. Many...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Armed Forces to be celebrated in Ocean City

The Love of America Committee will host a commemoration and dedication ceremony at Northside Park, Ocean City, Md. (127th Street and the bay) on Armed Forces Day — Saturday May 21.
The committee, formed from Worchester County, Md. and lower...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Public asked to report sick or dead birds

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Mosquito Control Section is again asking the public to help in the state’s surveillance and monitoring efforts for West Nile virus by reporting sick or dead wild birds that...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Roxana Wesleyan holds auction

The Roxana Wesleyan Church will hold an auction plus bake sale on Friday, May 20, to raise funds for the youth group.

Roxana Wesleyan hopes to send the youth group to church camp this summer (Denton, Md.) and to the denominational youth...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

DELDOT to host Rt. 26 workshop

The Delaware Department of Transportation will host a public workshop on the Route 26 Mainline project on Monday, May 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Roxanna Volunteer Fire Hall on Route 20 in Frankford.

The workshop will present project...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

DeBastiani IRSD Teacher of the Year

James DeBastiani of Southern Delaware School of the Arts has been selected as the Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006.

The announcement was made at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year banquet on April 21...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

May 19 grand opening on schedule for new CHEER center at Long Neck

Sussex County Senior Services Inc./CHEER has announced that the grand opening for the new, 8,200 square foot CHEER Center in the Shoppes at Long Neck will be Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The formal ribbon cutting will be...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

May celebrates community action

May is National Community Action Month, a nationwide event designed to gain support for and raise awareness of Community Action and its impact, locally and nationally and to spotlight the achievements of volunteers, staff and personal achievers...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Legislative week in review

• On April 28, state representatives passed a House Bill that would require school districts to eventually align their curricula with state education standards.

“HS 1 for HB 47” sponsor Rep. Stephanie Ulbrich (25th District) said the...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm