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Movie on the Beach in South Bethany to feature ‘Coco’

Editor's Note: Due to inclement weather, this event was rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at South 2nd Street, South Bethany.

 

South Bethany residents and visitors are being invited to a Movie on the Beach hosted by the Town of...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:20pm

Civil War Profiles — The Civil War in San Antonio, Texas

In early 1861, prior to the outbreak of hostilities in America, the U.S. Army’s headquarters in Texas was located in San Antonio, at the Alamo, under the command of Brig. Gen. David E. Twiggs, a Georgian whose state had already seceded from the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:11pm

Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos will replace the U.S. Army Band Downrange on Aug. 12.

Bethany announces change in Aug. 12 bandstand performers

Bethany Beach’s annual Summer Concert Series on the bandstand continues on weekends through Labor Day. The Town announced this week that the U.S. Army Band Downrange, scheduled for Aug. 12, has been replaced with Anthony Rosano & the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:55pm

Adventurers welcome at adults-only day camp

Hey, grown-ups — when did you last spend a weekday adventuring around the state parks? Delaware Seashore State Park is hosting a day camp for adults 21 or older to experience the park, from the wild landscapes to the newest amenities.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:48pm

The Ball 4 All kids were on hand at a high school softball game in May of this year. The organization is raising money to get more kids involved in sports — regardless of their financial situations.

Ball 4 All Foundation champions affordable sports for all kids

Professional athletes often say that they fell in love with their sport when they were a kid. But, because of the cost of equipment, uniforms and travel, some kids don’t have the opportunity to fall in love with their own sports.

The Ball...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:20pm

 Special Olympics athletes get some arts and craft time in.

Special Olympics Delaware summer camp to begin Aug. 12

The Special Olympics of Delaware will be hosting its second session of its annual summer camp at Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach, coming up on Aug. 12-14. A total of around 110 Special Olympics Delaware athletes and 70 volunteer counselors were...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:05pm

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set to hold its 40th annual show on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival to celebrate 40th event

Schell Brothers and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 40th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating its 40th year, the annual event, located in...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:58pm

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will open its 2018-2019 season in late September and early October with ‘Eternal Prodigies’ at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md.; at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and at the Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. An Ocean View concert is planned for November.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra set to celebrate new season

The only professional symphony orchestra on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO), is celebrating a new season, offering concerts from Ocean City, Md., to Wye Mills, Md., and returning this year to Lewes and Ocean...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:52pm

Mickayla Austin, left, appears with her grandmother MaryAnn Matyjewicz, right, a breast-cancer survivor who also served as Austin’s mentor for her Girl Scout Silver Award project.

Tunnell Cancer Center receives ‘hope bags’ from local Girl Scout

Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center recently received 24 “hope bags” from local 14-year-old Girl Scout Cadette Mickayla Austin. The hope bags were part of Austin’s project for the Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest award a Girl Scout...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:35pm

Picnic in the Park to celebrate local Sierra Club’s mission

The Sussex Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club will host a picnic in the park on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The picnic will be held at John West Park, 32 West Avenue in Ocean View, and it is free and open to the public...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:53pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in Augusta, Ga.

Over the years since the War Between the States, Augusta, Ga., has displayed both satisfaction and anxiety about its role during the conflict.

Pride for having been an important Confederate munitions and hospital center is tempered by Maj...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:47pm

Lion Paul Bolton, left, holds the award after the presentation from Lions President Janet Bauer, right.

Bolton named Lord Baltimore Lion of the Year

At the Lord Baltimore Lions Club’s July meeting, Lions President Janet Bauer recognized Paul Bolton as the LBLC Lion of the Year 2018. Bolton — an 18-year Lion — has been a member of the Lord Baltimore Lions for four years but had previously...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:22pm

Blake Gilbert was named Best Server, Sussex County, by the readers of Coastal Style magazine.

Gilbert named Best Server in Sussex County

Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany, was recently named Best Server, Sussex County, in Coastal Style magazine’s annual reader poll.

“Blake is the epitome of professionalism in the hospitality...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:53pm

Ben and Brea Wang stand in front of their new Wang’s World food truck in South Bethany.

Wang’s World … party time … egg rolls

Schwing! Wang’s World food truck has rolled into the Bethany Beach area with homemade Asian cuisine.

Ben and Brea Wang celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in June by parking Wang’s World next to their Sandy Pony Donuts food truck...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:46pm

Gallery One’s current exhibition  ‘Same Place, Different Takes — Funland,’ Aug. showing now through August 28,  features work by Marybeth Paterson, Leslie McCaskill, Dale Sheldon and Laura Hickman.  Shown here, Leslie McCaskill’s ‘Family Funland.’

Gallery One’s new show offers artists’ takes on Funland

Gallery One in Ocean View announced recently that the theme of its August show will be “Same Place, Different Takes — Funland,” open to the public Aug. 1-28.

The artists at Gallery One were challenged to paint the same subject: Funland...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:52pm

Carney signs bill into law that bans ‘conversion therapy’

Delaware Gov. John Carney on July 23 signed Senate Bill 65 into law. The bill is aimed at protecting LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy,” which is considered dangerous and has been widely discredited. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:54am

Dagsboro to host its first-ever National Night Out event

For the first time ever, the Dagsboro community will get to enjoy the National Night Out.

According to the event’s website, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:53am

Sitework begins on Sandhill Fields sports complex near Georgetown

The Sussex Sports Center Foundation’s Joe Schell on July 17 presented to the Sussex County Council an update on the progress of the group’s new sports complex, Sandhill Fields.

Schell said the excavation and embankment of the facility near...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:58am

In South Bethany, five generations of women smile at the matriarch’s house .

South Bethany woman, 102, meets great-great-granddaughter

Vinnette Fowler’s family describes her as a social butterfly. She loves having company, and her South Bethany home has been her family’s go-to destination for decades.

This month, the 102-year-old enjoyed the best type of family visit:...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:32pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in Montgomery, Ala.

The crowd standing below the capitol building portico in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 18, 1861, listened as Jefferson Davis spoke: “I enter upon the duties of the office to which I have been chosen with the hope that the beginning of our career as a...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:24pm

Frank Conlan, center, stands with Department of Delaware Commandant Chuck Landon and National Vice Commandant Bruce Rakfeldt.

Conlon honored as Delaware Marine of the Year

New York native Frank Conlon joined the Marine Corps in 1952. He served eight years in the Corps, as an air-traffic controller in the Air Wing.

“Like all young guys, you see something in your younger days and say that’s what you want to be...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:18pm

Friends ready for 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

The Friends of the South Coastal Library’s major annual fundraiser is the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The 27th Annual Tour directly benefits the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach and is almost here.  The tour will take place Wednesday,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:13pm

Stittmatter home

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour homes for 2018

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Strittmatter home

After spending the last 15 summers vacationing in Bethany Beach with their four kids, Rosanne and John Strittmatter of Potomac, Md., decided it was time to set down roots. They located an older mid-century cottage on...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:01pm

MERR volunteers to count dolphins at 37 various locations on Saturday

The Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute Inc. (MERR) will be conducting its Annual Dolphin Count on Saturday, July 21, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The count helps determine the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin population in the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:27pm

Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk set for Aug. 5

On Aug. 5, the 4th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, will take place in Bethany Beach. The 5K run/walk will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:49pm

Entering after hours on a state wildlife areas continues to be an issue

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced this week that they are increasing patrols and closely monitoring state wildlife areas, fishing piers, public boat launching facilities and multi-use areas for visitor safety and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:48pm

Pet Corner: Summertime safety tips for pets (and their owners)

There are many things you should keep in mind during the summer months to keep your dog safe, comfortable and happy.

While most of us know to not leave our dog in a closed car, there are still many deaths every year because people do it....

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:45pm

Bethany Beach Books to welcome young-adult fantasy author and artist

Author and artist Dean Kuhta will be signing copies of his book “Silvarum” at Bethany Beach Books on July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Silvarum is a fantasy world I have created and centers around five teenagers: Abigail, Penny, Roger,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:43pm

Freeman Stage to host ‘Jedi Academy’ variety show

Recent years have demonstrated that today’s generations have at least one love in common: “Star Wars.”

And now, for the first time ever, the Freeman Stage in West Fenwick will be hosting “Jedi Academy,” a solo comedy variety show designed...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:41pm

The National Garden Clubs organization recently recognized the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs with an Award of Excellence for the group’s ‘TREE-mendous Delaware’ tree planting at the Delaware Botanic Gardens.

Delaware garden clubs recognized nationally

The Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs was recently recognized nationally by the National Garden Clubs — a not-for-profit educational organization comprising 50 state garden clubs and the National Capital Area, with 5,000-member garden clubs and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:04pm

Dave Ritondo tags a horseshoe crab on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

Volunteers count on spawning crabs

Under a full moon in June, about a dozen people strapped headlamps to their foreheads, grabbed clipboards and hiked to the waterfront at James Farm. They would be counting and tagging horseshoe crabs until nearly midnight, as the crabs came...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:29pm

Author sets spy novel in Ocean View during World War II

On a drive along Coastal Highway, concrete towers can be seen lining the Delaware beaches. The towers were built to protect the Atlantic Coast from German invasion during World War II.

Inspired by the history of the area, Baltimore-native...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:53pm

Bethany Beach Books author event to feature mother-daughter duo

Although “Daddy’s girl” may be the more common trope, there is something special about a mother-daughter relationship, especially when that relationship develops into a professional partnership.

Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:52pm

Postmaster: U.S. passport is key to international travel

Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer this week offered information on how to go about applying for a passport at the Ocean View Post Office.

“Our visitors often use the summer season to apply for passports for the entire family,” Behringer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:48pm

Stacy Penaranda was recently named county coordinator of Real Aloud Delaware.

Penaranda takes the lead at Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County

Stacy Penaranda of Lewes has spent a career being devoted to children. In May, the Lancaster, Pa., native took the helm at non-profit Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County as the county coordinator.

“Service and children,” explained...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fear not. There are plenty healthy snacks for the beach or pool

Summer and swimming make many of us hungry. The aromas from the boardwalk shops or concession stand can stimulate your appetite. Although it is fun and convenient to buy food at the beach or pool, it can be expensive. With some planning, you can...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:44pm

Delaware State Fire School to host girls’ emergency services camp

On Aug. 10-12, the Delaware State Fire School will host 60 teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, from around the region who will gear up for the second annual Camp Fury Delaware. Camp Fury began 10 years ago in Tucson, Ariz., and was adopted last summer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:41pm

Pancake breakfast to benefit upcoming CRASH Costa Rica mission trip

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its final Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. The $7 donation paid by attendees will benefit the CRASH Youth Ministry’s trip to Costa Rica from...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:39pm

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays hosting Decked Out party

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., people can join Delaware Center for the Inland Bays staff and supporters for the 11th Annual Decked Out fundraiser, featuring friends, fun and food — and raising money to preserve, protect and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:38pm

Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off entries due Aug. 10

Local cooks are being invited to enter their original crabcake recipes for an opportunity to compete in the 27th Crab Cake Cook-Off to take place at Coast Day, a family-friendly event that showcases how University of Delaware scientists and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:37pm

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3

A group of local residents are preparing to celebrate what they said they believe will be “one of the best summer seasons ever” with their annual end-of-season “fun” event. Locals and summer residents celebrate the end of the Bethany Beach summer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:36pm

Over Time will play at Ocean View’s John West Park on Friday, July 13.

Over Time to play the pavilion in John West Park

Rock-and-roll lovers can head to Ocean View’s John West Park this Friday, as local band Over Time will be performing as part of the Town’s annual summer Concerts in the Park.

“We’re hoping for a nice evening,” said Ocean View Town Clerk...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:35pm

Big Foot was the highlight during a Monster Truck event at Georgetown Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, July 6 and 7.

Monster Truck madness hits Georgetown

Monster Truck fans flocked to Georgetown Speedway last Friday and Saturday nights, July 6-7, for a chance to see the Monster Trucks and their drivers, who fans watch on television and in Hollywood movies.

Highlighting the show was the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:37pm

Updated Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide now available

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week that the 2018/2019 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide is available now at participating license agents throughout the state, at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s licensing desk in...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:33pm

A variety of eclectic contemporary pieces are displayed in this renovated home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 10

(Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of 10 previews of the homes that will be on display during the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 25 and 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

The owners of this home were...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Coin collectors set to des‘cent’ on Millsboro this Saturday

Time travel may be impossible, but there are other methods to visit the past. One way is through artifacts, such as coins.

Coins from various countries and eras, circa 500 B.C.to 2015, will be exhibited during the annual South Delaware...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:13pm

Members of the Salt Air Gardeners gather in front of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce where they worked to refresh the landscaping and infuse it with more native plants on Wednesday, June 27.

Salt Air Gardeners are at it again: Volunteers bring fresh look, native planting to Chamber office

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce office sits on a narrow strip of land just north of Fenwick Island, between the beach and Coastal Highway, and is a hub of activity for visitors and members alike.

On Wednesday, June 27, however...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:28am

Ellen Rice Gallery stained-glass artist Chiara Reading will share her techniques during a special exhibit of her sea-themed stained glass creations at the Ocean View gallery on Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stained-glass artist to share techniques at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host a special exhibit of the sea-themed stained glass creations of Chiara Reading on Wednesday, July 11, at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View, with the artist demonstrating her techniques throughout the day.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:03pm

Sean Wilson recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, completing his project at Ingram Pond in Millsboro. Wilson plans to attend college as a music education major.

Wilson achieves rank of Eagle Scout

The rank of Eagle Scout is highly lauded, as many young Boy Scouts never attain the position. But 18-year-old Sean Wilson of BSA Troop 281 was able to go the distance and become an Eagle Scout.

“You have to rank up through all the ranks,”...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

Rice’s new pastel, ‘A Moment in Time,’ will be released in print Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m., along with prints of her oil ‘Wild Horses.’ Rice will use the paintings and others to demonstrate the differences between pastels and oils in creating luminescent beach scenes.

Rice to release new prints, discuss creating with pastels and oils

Artist Ellen Rice will debut two very different new paintings of the ocean in print at her gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, July 7, and use the pieces to show the differences between pastels and oils when painting the ocean.

Rice’s...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:59pm