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Sign-language interpreter for Bruce in the USA show

To the delight of the deaf and hearing-impaired in the area, the Freeman Stage will provide an interpreter at the upcoming Bruce in the USA concert on Friday, Sept. 6.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Barbara White, who is hard of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:49pm

Stalls and shoppers crowd the streets at a previous Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Sept. 7

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Schell Brothers will present the 41st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Bethany Beach.

The annual event hosts more than...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:44pm

Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy members to perform with MSO

The Music School of Delaware announced that Southern Delaware members of its Suzuki Academy will join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in performance at The Freeman Stage on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Organized by Milford Branch Director Amos Fayette,...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:41pm

Elton John up next for Ocean Pines Players

With an eight-week run of an original play on the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk behind them, where they paid tribute to the women pioneers who they said all but made Ocean City the thriving resort town it is today, the Ocean Pines Players (OPP) will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:16pm

In October, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ at Gallery One

This month’s theme at Gallery One has a sky-high limit! The title of this month’s exhibit, “The Sky’s the Limit,” has as its origin a poker metaphor originating in the 1900s. Yes, according to Gallery One representatives, sky-high stakes poker is...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:04am

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

Laura Hickman’s ‘Farnyard Superlatives, Most Likely to Succeed'

It’s ‘Hip to Be Square’ at Gallery One in August

Gallery One recently announced the theme of its August show, “Hip to be Square,” open to the public July 31 through Aug. 27.

This month’s theme at Gallery One explores the idea of “being hip to be square,” both literally and figuratively....

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am

The Delmarvalous Dolls

Town of Bethany Beach to host annual Périers Day celebration

On Saturday, July 27, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach and Périers, France.

Périers, located in Normandy, France, was liberated by the U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:29am

No rockin’ chairs for this band of veterans

When they formed the Short Term Memories Band, the musicians, with jocularity, had a double meaning in mind.

They are of retirement age and their ability to remember fails from time to time, founder Gene Cousens said, laughing about...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

Jake Banaszak, left, Paul Weik, center, and B.J. Muntz, take a break at Hammerheads Dockside, where they play every Tuesday during the summer, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Lower Case Blues set to hit the Bethany boardwalk

Lower Case Blues (lcb) will be performing on the Bethany Beach bandstand on Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.

“I associate Bethany with the formal start of our music career, because it’s where we were first booked to play regularly, at the Big...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:58am

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has 4 decades with Springsteen’s E-Street Band. Now, he’s joining the Big Chill summer concert series, playing August 27th.

Big Chill Beach Club announces summer concert series

The second season of Big Chill Beach Club’s Summer MixTape Concert Series has arrived.

“Between our unique Sunset Celebration and great view of the striking Indian River Inlet Bridge and Atlantic Ocean, there is no better way to spend a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:57am

Judy Hagen, sculptor and co-owner of 2nd Time Designs, shows off a Red M&M’s mascot, in progress.

Lighthearted art made of heavy metal

There’s a mermaid in the Hagen yard — well, half a mermaid — sporting wildly curly red hair, spherical green eyes and plentiful lips that spit water into a pond below.

Emerging from the bow of a wooden boat, the myth of folklore, who Judy...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:10am

W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting ‘Talbot Street Pier.’

‘Bathing Beauties’ at Gallery One in July

Gallery One announced this week that the theme of its July show is “Bathing Beauties,” which will be open to the public June 26 to July 30.

“The title of Gallery One’s show this month reflects the season that is finally upon us in ways...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:44am

Cathy Jane Bostaph plays her homemade suitcase kick drum at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

Cathy Jane, a one-woman acoustic band, born to play music

Cathy Jane Bostaph carries the same suitcase to work from her home in Ocean View that her father did half a century ago from the family home in Scrubgrass Hollow in Western Pennsylvania. Her father was a door-to-door salesman with a suitcase full...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:51am

Christian youth group reaches out with ‘Battle of the Bands’

Bayside Chapel in Selbyville will be rocking on Saturday, June 1, as the FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts its first Battle of the Bands event.

The idea behind the “battle,” according to FORGE director Tara Schrieves, is simply “food...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:56pm

Scenes from a previous Seaside Craft Show give us a peak at vendors lining the boardwalk while patrons peruse their wares

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:53am

Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor, ‘Towers Three and Four,’ is just one of the many pieces of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:27am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

Operation SEAS the Day to attend as special guests

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:25am

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

Flags for Heroes to honor Memorial Day at two locations

Once again this year, a bumper crop of American flags signals the observance of Memorial Day as Flags for Heroes honors those who served their country, as well as those who currently serve.

The flags will fly this year at two locations —...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Dale Sheldon’s ‘Fog, South of Tower Road’ is just one of the many peices of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:42am

Southern Delaware School of the Arts-iversary

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

Southern Delaware School of the Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, May 11. Since opening in the fall of 1999, SDSA has served Indian River School District students, kindergarten through...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Bethany Beach to host Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:45am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:44am

Local author, publisher debuting children’s book

When Crystal Heidel opened her publishing company, Byzantium Sky Press, in 2013, it was with the intention of being the press through which she would publish her own work, including her first novel, “Still Life in Blood.” But over the years, and...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:42am

DNREC holding Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is inviting photographers of all ages and skill levels to participate in this year’s Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest. Officials said the contest aims to share the beauty of Delaware’s diverse...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:35am

Attendees at a previous year’s Artisans Fair shop for works of art from Delaware and surrounding states.

Artisans Fair to bring fine art, food and more to Lord Baltimore

The 12th Annual Artisans Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, which means Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will be bursting at the seams with arts and crafts inside and out, as well as a farmers’ market outside.

The...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:25am

Springtime Jamboree

Beth Ann Cayhall and Gerry Hocker sing ‘Shallow’ as a brother-sister duet during the 37th Annual Springtime Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School auditorium. Cayhall missed last year’s jamboree and was happy to be back...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

Over Time band performs at John West Park in Ocean View back in 2017.

Ocean View invites community to experience seasonal events

The Town of Ocean View is gearing up to offer free fun family entertainment in John West Park.

“We want to do something different, something geared toward our community,” said Town Manager Carol Houck. “There’s such pride with the park —...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:48pm

Southern Delaware School of the Arts students perform a dance show earlier this school year. SDSA will celebrate 20 years of educating students in the arts.

SDSA set to celebrate 20 years of arts-based education

In the fall of 1999, what was once the old Selbyville Middle School reopened with fresh paint and new chairs to house the Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

“A group of parents, administrators and the board really wanted to build a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:44pm

Lesley McCaskill shares some ‘Backyard Visitors’ with us. See it in person in Gallery One’s May show.

Gallery One showing off work ‘In My Backyard’

Gallery One this week announced its May exhibit theme, “In My Backyard,” open to the public May 1-28.

“A back yard is a yard at the back of a house, common in suburban developments in the western world. Such a simple definition hardly does...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:02am

Womenade Games Day to support local women in crisis

Guests can eat well and have fun at the third annual Games Day fundraiser, benefiting women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware By the Sea Womenade will host its Games Day on Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:41am

Annual Jamboree ready to hit the stage again this weekend

Gerry Hocker was 9 years old the first time he performed at a Springtime Jamboree.

The annual fundraising concert was only a year into its nearly four-decade run at that point, but Hocker said it was already clear that it would be an all-...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:52am

One of the miniature worlds created by local miniature artist Ann Cooper for the debut of her spring and summer 2019 collection at the Ellen Rice Gallery this Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Featured in this lighted lantern is a framed miniature reproduction of Ellen Rice’s ‘Spread Your Wings’ oil painting.

Miniature artist Cooper to hold Saturday event at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host its first spring event this Saturday, May 4, in Ocean View, with the introduction of internationally collected local miniature artist Ann Cooper’s spring and summer 2019 collection of intricate cottage scenes...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:55am

Tranzfusion’s newest member, bassist, guitarist and vocalist Al Cook, far left, takes on lead vocals for ‘Nights in White Satin’ with original band members, from left, Bobby Malaby (drums, vocals) Hank Koenig (guitar, vocals) and Bob Davis (keyboards, vocals, bass). The band will feature the Moody Blues classic among a full slate of classic rock on Friday, May 3, at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island — only the band’s second performance ever in Delaware.

Veteran O.C. rockers Tranzfusion reaching into Delaware

“Tranzfusion is all about the sound. It is by far the best classic-rock band in the area. Without a doubt, these guys are second-to-none and are the most fan-friendly performers I’ve seen in a very long time,” said Wally Siegfried, a resident of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:31am

Participants in the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour gather beneath the gazebo in Dagsboro’s Katie Helm Park. Pictured, from left, are: front row, ceramic artist Mary Bower, photographer and painter Jennifer Carter; second row, glass artist Justin Cavagnaro, ceramic and jewelry designer Kim Doughty-Cavagnaro, painter and collage artist Eileen Olson, and glass and photo manipulation artist Jeffrey Todd Moore; and, back row, painters John Donato, Damon Pla, Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

SEDAST participants gearing up for 25th annual studio tour

While many people are gearing up for summer fun, a group of local artists and artisans is looking a little further ahead and making plans for one of the country’s longest-running artist studio tours this fall.

The 25th Annual SouthEastern...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:26am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Joost Elling will be bringing his stroopwafel to Dagsboro Days on Saturday, April 20.

Local cookie entrepreneur to appear at Dagsboro Days

When Joost Elling was 13, he went to the Netherlands to visit his paternal grandmother and fell in love with a particular Dutch sandwich cookie.

Back home in the United States, after two months in his father’s native country, Elling was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Easter sunrise service planned at historic church

For Vickie Veasey, the best thing about an Easter sunrise service is the symbolism of witnessing the beginning of the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel have for the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:40pm

Chamber hosting ‘Keep the Quiet Resorts Beautiful’

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Clean-Up in celebration of Earth Month, April 19, 20, 21 and 22.

In partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful and Waste Management, groups and individuals alike are being...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:37pm

Fort Miles Historical Association to host sketching event and contest

The Fort Miles Historical Association, in partnership with Delaware State Parks, will host its 2nd Annual Sketching Event & Contest next weekend.

To be held at the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area, the sketching event will take...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:23pm

Native Plant Sale, Green Living Expo set for May 4

James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View will host the 15th Annual Native Plant Sale — now featuring a Green Living Expo — on Saturday, May 4. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can find a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:14pm

Brown Box Theatre to return with free Shakespeare outdoors

Brown Box Theatre Project recently announced its ninth consecutive year of free outdoor Shakespeare with what they described as the troupe’s largest and most ambitious production yet: “Measure for Measure.”

Brown Box, under the direction...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:18pm

Tech health students win 14 awards at state competition

Eight Sussex Technical High School students are headed to the national HOSA—Future Health Professionals championships after victories at the state competition recently. A total of 20 Tech students took home 14 awards as teams or individuals,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:17pm

State park to host maritime-themed ‘paint nights’ beginning May 11

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation’s park interpreters at Delaware Seashore State Park are combining recycling and maritime heritage in an “upcycling” craft program this spring and summer, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 11.

...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:14pm

Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp winners announced

The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of an American wigeon and a chocolate Labrador retriever by Guy Crittenden of Richmond, Va., will grace the 2020-2021...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:13pm

Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:01pm

Expert care during childbirth saves mothers' lives

Expert care during childbirth saves mothers’ lives

Having a baby should be a joyous experience. However, complications can arise. Between 2 and 5 of every 100 women who give birth in the United States will experience a postpartum...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:59am

Gallery One is inviting the public to join them on a bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 13.

Gallery One sponsoring trip to two D.C. art museums

The public is being invited to join the Gallery One’s May 13 bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C.

The first stop is the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), which is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:53am