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Show cars line the parking lot at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club during last year’s show. The proceeds from the event will benefit Operation SEAs the Day again this year.

Cars of ‘unrivaled’ quality come to Cripple Creek show Sept. 15

Update: The Cripple Creek Car Show, originally scheduled for Sept. 8, has been rescheduled for Sept. 15 due to the rainy weather forecast for Sept. 8.

Hidden in barns and garages of Sussex County, classic cars are revving up for the...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:53pm

Jazz Funeral set to wish ‘Summer 2018’ a fond farewell

As it has for the past 32 years, Bethany Beach will “celebrate” the end of the summer with a funeral.

It’s not just any funeral — as locals and visitors alike have learned over the years, the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is one of the...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:04pm

Ocean View resident Marie Knox will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Saturday, Sept. 3. Knox was born in the Dagsboro District.

Local woman celebrates more than a century of life

In 1915, Woodrow Wilson was well into his first term as president of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote, Babe Ruth hit his first career home run, and Ocean View resident Marie...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:22pm

Freeman Stage staff help out with the recent performance by the First State Ballet Theatre.

Freeman Stage staff and volunteers take it all in hand

From waiting for an artist’s first bus to arrive around 6 a.m., to precisely placing the very first chair for the evening’s show, to security-wanding each patron as they arrive, to serving thousands of beverages, to removing hundreds of bags of...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:33pm

The Rasmussen cottage, located at 1303 Bunting Avenue, oceanfront, in Fenwick Island, is among the historic Fenwick Island homes being featured on the Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rasmussen cottage to be featured on historic-cottage tour

The Rasmussen cottage, located at 1303 Bunting Avenue, oceanfront, between Georgetown and Houston Streets in Fenwick Island, is among the historic Fenwick Island homes being featured on the Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour on...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:07pm

Very Important Families (VIFs) arrive at Operation SEAs the Day’s The Heroes’ Welcome Home parade at the Freeman Stage at Bayside during last year’s event.

Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Beach Week set for Sept. 4-9

There are only a few days left until the 2018 Operation SEAs the Day VIFs (Very Important Families) arrive in the area, with the event again hosting wounded military veterans and their families to Bethany Beach and the surrounding area.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:01pm

The McCabe Cottage is located at 701 Bunting Avenue (oceanfront, at Atlantic Street) in Fenwick Island.

McCabe Cottage to be featured on historical tour

The Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations in and near Fenwick Island. The tour features historic cottages and the lighthouse, and will benefit the planned...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:55pm

Located northwest of Millsboro, the Godwin School was renovated over many years and finally added to the National Register of Historic Places.

After decades of work, Millsboro schoolhouse a national historic site

“It’s a pretty setting for a school, isn’t it?”

Golden morning sunlight slips through the shadows of tall trees and fresh-cut grass, where Margaret Mitchell stands beside a historic one-room schoolhouse.

Sitting quietly beside the...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 3:16pm

Dale Sheldon’s ‘Tuscan Road’ is an acrylic painting that will be featured during Gallery One’s September show, ‘Our Good Earth.’

Gallery One to celebrate ‘Our Good Earth’ in September

 Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week the theme of its September show, “Our Good Earth,” open to the public Aug. 29 through Oct. 2.

Plein air watercolor artist, Cheryl Wisbrock’s “September Corn” captures a fleeting moment in time...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:59pm

Zumbathon to benefit Justin's Beach House

Those looking to do something active this weekend while also supporting a good cause need look no further, as Zumba instructors from Maryland and Delaware are looking to raise money for Justin’s Beach House at the First Annual Endless Summer...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:45pm

Crowned Best in Show at CHEER’s 8th Annual Car, Bike & Truck Show was a 1947 Ford Coupe owned by John Scheetz of Milford. Shown at the presentation of the trophy are, from left: Show Co-Chairman Walter Koopman, Sheetz and CHEER Chief Executive Officer Ken Bock.

Vehicles shine at CHEER’s 8th Annual Show

Organizers this week reported that the Eighth Annual CHEER Car, Truck & Bike Show was very well-attended on Saturday, Aug. 11, after suffering a postponement the week before due to forecasted bad weather. Almost 80 cars registered for the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:36pm

Warren’s Station in Fenwick Island held a dine and donate event to benefit the Easter Seals on Friday, Aug. 10.

Sussex Scavenger Hunt to raise money for Easter Seals 5K team

Easter Seals will be hosting a Sussex Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 19, to benefit a team for the 2018 Walk with Me & 5K Fun Run, set for Oct. 21 at Baywood Greens.

The scavenger hunt is designed as a fun opportunity to visit the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:28pm

Louis Pascavage and Damien Wells pull in a white marlin during their fishing trip.

Local boats host veterans for fishing trip

It started as a conversation over beers: “Let’s take some veterans fishing.”

Next came a Facebook post on a page for veterans.

Then came the applications — way more than the organizers expected.

Then came the donations — also...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:10pm

Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour set for Oct. 6

Historic Coastal Towns Cottage & Lighthouse Tour set for Oct. 6On Saturday, Oct. 6, people can get a glimpse of early life in Fenwick Island, as six historic cottages and the 1859 Fenwick Island Lighthouse will be open to the public from 10 a...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:43pm

Civil War Profiles — The Civil War in Columbia, S.C.

This last in a series of articles about American cities and towns during the Civil War features Columbia, S.C.

In early 1865, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman caused havoc in South Carolina in general, and Columbia in particular, when...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:37pm

Homeless Walk to raise funds for three area shelters

For the 12th year, the women of Faith United Methodist Church are working to raise awareness and funds to help the homeless population in Sussex County.

“It came about many years ago, when we had a discussion about walking for a cause in...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:26pm

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

Shopkeeper and ‘master tinker’ Laurie Melniczek loves art, science and imagination at Craftbox in Fenwick Island.

Craftbox offers chance to get creative, with science

Love art? Love science? Love hand-on projects, whether a kid or an adult?

Craftbox packs big activity into a cozy shop in Fenwick Island but lets people be creative on their own time. Master tinkerer Laurie Melniczek wanted to create “an...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:53pm

Greek Festival bringing out the ‘Opa!’ to O.C. this weekend

St. George Greek Orthodox Church will host its 29th annual Greek Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, located on the bay at 40th Street in Ocean City, Md., from July 27 to July 29. The festivities will begin at noon each day and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:18pm

Country star Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform at Freeman Stage

Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform with special guest Emily Barker at Freeman Stage in West Fenwick on July 28 at 7 p.m. This will be her second appearance at the outdoor venue, in two consecutive years.

The five-time Grammy Award-winning...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:13pm

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