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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

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

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.

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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

Parish of St. Ann to host 39th Annual Bazaar

The Parish of St. Ann, located at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, will host its 39th Annual Bazaar on Aug. 1-3. Three large buildings, plus tented areas, will sell new and gently used hand-picked items, including linens, jewelry, small...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:14am

Members of the FreeWrite! group gathered to thank the staff at Giant for letting them use the conference room each week.

FreeWrite! group thanks Giant for years of support

On most Friday mornings, a group of local writers gathers around a table in an upstairs conference table in the Giant grocery store in Millville, scribbling away.

“Everyone contributes to this group. When they bring the writing prompts in...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:11am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual 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, April 18, 2019 - 11:08am

IRHS presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” Abby Wilson (center) plays “Elle Woods,” the perky sorority girl who gets serious and goes to Harvard.

IRHS to present ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

Indian River High School student actors, singers, musicians and crew are currently rehearsing for the school’s 2019 musical production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical!”
There will be three performances: Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., a...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:35pm

Eagle Scout candidate Aiden Christopher sits under the pavilion he built for the Hope Center.

Eagle candidate builds pavilion for Hope Center

Sussex Technical High School sophomore Aidan Christopher joined scouting at the age of 6. Now, 10 years later, Christopher is close to holding the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America: Eagle.

“We started planning the project around...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:41am

Bailiff Tony Summers presents Superior Court President Judge Jan R. Jurden with a satchel full of letters addressed to Santa Claus during the competency hearing for one Kris Kringle.

Sussex County Superior Court rules Kringle to be Santa


After a harrowing hearing, Sussex County Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden ruled that Kris Kringle is...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:05am

SEDAST presents Long Neck Elementary with their portion of the $3,145 donation from the Art in the Hat Raffle.

Art in the Hat Raffle raises $3,145 for Indian River school art programs

Each year, the artists of the South Eastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) send a letter to the art teachers in the Indian River School District, asking if they would like to participate in the proceeds from the Art in the Hat raffle for...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:48pm

This is an example of the 9th Moving Pastel Project at Selbyville Middle School.

SDSA invites community to draw with John Donato

The public is being invited to make art with local artist John Donato on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The “Moving Pastels” Community Night will be hosted at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville.

“Anyone who wants to...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Danita Robinson’s song about Corolla, N.C., is now being used to promote that area

Local woman signs contract for song about N.C. beach town

Danita Robinson is a licensed massage therapist by profession, but she says music is her own personal therapy.

“Music,” Robinson said, “is an inlet, and it’s also an outlet. You can bring music into yourself, therapeutically. You can bring...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:24pm

Local miniature artist Ann Cooper will unveil her newest one-of-a-kind creations, Christmas lanterns featuring Ellen Rice paintings in miniature, this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Miniature artist to debut Christmas collection featuring Rice paintings

Internationally collected local miniature artist Ann Cooper will introduce the 2018 Ann Cooper Christmas Collection of one-of-a-kind Christmas and beach cottage lantern scenes, each featuring an Ellen Rice painting and handmade local details,...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:19pm

Dale Sheldon’s acrylic ‘Sunlit Crab Shanty’ is just one of many paintings on exhibit at Gallery One in Ocean View during the month of December.

Gallery One to exhibit ‘Light Matters’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme for its December exhibit, “Light Matters,” open to the public Dec. 5 through Jan. 1, 2019, ranging from the straightforward depiction of light’s illuminating effects to the more metaphorical...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:53am

Jessica Renfro, mezzo soprano

MSO to celebrate holidays with seasonal favorites

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony’s holiday concerts will feature traditional seasonal favorites with a little extra pop, the organization announced this week. The MSO is hosting its holiday concert, “Holiday Joy, Angelic Sisters!” on Thursday, Dec. 6,...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:02pm

‘Relic of 1965 Cullen Bridge’ by Andy Gordon.

Ocean View’s Gordon to exhibit ‘Mindful Focus’ in Wilmington

Colourworks Gallery in Wilmington, Del., also known as the Colourworks Photo/Art Space, will be exhibiting the fine-art photography of Ocean View’s Andy Gordon from Dec. 7 through the end of February 2019.

Gordon’s solo exhibit features...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:52pm

SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour set for 24th year

 

The artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST) are getting ready for their 24th Annual Tour, in which they will open their studios and give the public the opportunity to talk to them and watch them create their art...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:55pm

A pastel artist’s hands are seldom clean, as this pic of Ellen Rice working on her newest pastel demonstrates. The public is being invited to see it finished during the debut of her exhibit ‘A Pastel Journey,’ in her gallery’s studio as part of the two-day, free, self-guided 24th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Studio Tour, this Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rice offering ‘Pastel Journey’ as part of SEDAST

This Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m., artist Ellen Rice will begin taking visitors to her in-gallery studio on “A Pastel Journey” as her part of the kickoff of the two-day, Thanksgiving-weekend 24th annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:54pm

Seaside Bride partners with Barefoot Beach Bride to host bridal show at Smokey Hollow

Calling all couples-to-be! Are you still in need of a perfect venue at which to say, ‘I do?’ Still looking for that perfect buttercream cake or a photographer to capture one of the most important days of your life? Well, look no further!

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:53am

The Panchito, a North American B-25 bomber rests in the museum hangar.

Preserving World War II aviation history is a labor of love

Georgetown museum showcases aircraft, keeps historical planes flying

Inside a non-descript blue hangar in Georgetown, silver wings and noses gleam, the smells of motor oil and coffee hang in the air, and World War II history thrums to life, against the steady drumbeat of rain on the metal roof.

Joe Greene,...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:09am

MSO to perform second concert series of the season

On Nov. 1, 3 and 4, the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will perform its second concert of the fall season, spotlighting Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” with duo Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of New York City Ballet, on violin and Jonathan...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:45pm

Eileen Olson, ‘Imaginary Garden,’ oil

Gallery One to focus on ‘The Shape of Things’ in November

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its November exhibit, “The Shape of Things,” which will be open to the public Oct. 31 through Dec. 4.

Gallery One artist Joyce Condry recalled “a beginning drawing class decades...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:12pm

Ocean View Police to host annual Cops & Goblins festival this weekend

The Ocean View Police Department is hosting its annual Cops and Goblins festival this weekend, in the hopes of giving area kids a safe...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:20pm

Public invited to celebrate Halloween with the ‘Great Ghosts of Delaware'

The Georgetown Public Library is getting into the Halloween spirit,...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 1:14pm

An entry in last year’s Boo-B-Que contest is shown to the judges. The annual event includes fun for the kids, food-for-all and adult beverages. The barbecue event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, just one of 450 contests worldwide.

Boo-B-Que returns with food, brews, music and more

Whoever decided that Halloween is better with smoke, seasoning and marinade may have had the right idea, as the fourth annual Boo-B-Que: Barbecue & Brews Festival will return to Delaware Seashore State Park on Oct. 19 and 20.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:41am

Damon Pla working on a pair of pears.

SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour set for 24th year

The artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST) are getting ready for their 24th Annual Tour, in which they will open their studios and give the public the opportunity to talk to them and watch them create their art. The two-...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:36am

Eileen Olson, “Tidal Pools,” watercolor

James Farm preserve taking the spotlight at Gallery One

From field and forest to bayside beach, the James Farm Ecological Preserve shows a new landscape from every angle.

Local artists captured those sights in a new Gallery One exhibition, “James Farm Ecological Preserve,” which will be on...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:53pm

One of Maureen Ickrath’s photos depicts a kite flying over a crashing wave.

Ickrath’s photography to be featured at Artisans’ Fair

Maureen Ickrath has been sharing her art with others since she was a child — first “little sketches” that she used to draw for other children and, in recent years, photographs that capture the beauty of local beaches and towns.

Ickrath, a...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

SCHS show an open secret, still making waves

Sworn to secrecy in the press, Sussex Central High School can only publically say that their fall theater production will be a big deal.

But rumblings have made their way around town. More importantly, anyone can just ask.

“It was...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:20pm

Operation SEAs the Day brings wounded warrior families to the resort area every year. Macaroni Kids has partnered with Operation SEAs the Day the past two years to offer inexpensive, fun activities for children during the weeklong event.

‘It’s like medicine’

Children of veterans reflect on beach trip’s restorative effect

Ask 4-year-old Liam Klopfenstein what his favorite part of his family’s trip to Bethany Beach is, and you’ll get a typical 4-year-old’s answer.

“Um… the beach, the waves.”

Pressed for more, he’ll mention “the restaurants… building...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:06pm

Retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard, his fiancée, Amber Falck, and family tie the knot at the Edgewater House community room at Sea Colony during Operation SEAs the Day.

Operation SEAs the (wedding) Day

Couple ties the knot in Sea Colony ceremony thanks to quick, dedicated volunteers

When retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard and his fiancée, Amber Falck, packed their three kids and Gerard’s service dog Infidel in the car for a week at the beach, they had no idea they’d end the week with a wedding, let alone that it would be their...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:59am

Gathering by a trailer they helped load with goodies for this year’s Operation SEAs the Day participants are Warrior Week alumni, from left, Omy Emami, Nima Emami, Jonell Gottlieb and Sara Klopfenstein. Along with Operation SEAs the Day volunteers, they packed bags and boxes at the Giant supermarket in Millville on Monday, Sept. 3.

VIFs helping VIFs

Locals know that September can be the best time to go to the beach — and for the past six years, they’ve shared that little secret with a group of Very Important Families.

Thanks to Operation SEAs the Day, 32 wounded military veterans and...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:59pm

Friends, customers rally for Monroe

 For 24 years, customers at the Ocean View Family Restaurant have been the recipients of Cheryl Monroe’s friendliness as she served them short stacks for breakfast and crabcakes for dinner.

But since Aug. 8, when a brain aneurysm struck...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:46pm

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is a prized September tradition.

Boardwalk Arts Festival expands to the brunch scene

Festival date moved to Sunday, Sept. 9 due to weather

Update: The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 due to Saturday's rainy weather forecast.

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has established itself as a popular event, bringing artists and...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:43pm

The Outten-Sirman cottage in Fenwick Island will be featured in the Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour on Oct. 6.

Former squatters’ cottage a home and home-away-from-home for decades

The Outten-Sirman cottage, located at 909 Bunting Avenue (oceanfront, between Cannon and Dagsboro streets) in Fenwick Island is among the historic Fenwick Island homes being featured on the Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour on...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:03pm

Nanticokes to highlight ‘Water is Life’ theme at 41st Powwow

This weekend, Native Americans from all over the country will gather in Millsboro for the Nanticoke Indian tribe’s 41st Annual Powwow, celebrating this year’s theme, “Water is Life.”

“We can’t live without it,” Powwow Chair Kayleigh...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:37pm

Artist Terry Lake, left, shows off the work of students Jessica Bird, left-center, and Joey Fletcher, right-center, with Creative heARTs assistant program coordinator and art instructor Barbara Buford, right.

Creative heARTs program makes ‘magic’ for some local artists

At the far end of a non-descript building on Route 113 in Millsboro, across from Lowe’s, is a room where laughter, creativity and accomplishment flow freely. It is where the Salvation Army’s Developmental Disabilities Program is located.

“...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:21pm

Ocean View dodged threats of rain at the 32nd annual Labor Day picnic, hosted by Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens, which drew a new record of 125 attendees on Sept. 2. Guests played 'Dingo,' a version of bingo for the hearing-impaired.

International Week of the Deaf events planned in area

The Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens and the Delaware Association of the Deaf will celebrate the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) in the Bethany Beach area during the week of Sept. 23-28, and will feature daily events that showcase American...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:33pm