Lifestyle

SoDel’s Ruley takes part in sustainable-seafood roundtable

Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation.

At the event, held in Washington, D.C., on June 5, seafood experts, academics, chefs...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:57pm

International student workers gather with locals and enjoy food and conversation at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

St. Martha’s hosts annual international student worker picnic

The doors to St. Martha’s Episcopal Church opened at 5:30 on Tuesday night, welcoming international student workers to Bethany Beach. More than 100 students filled the social hall to eat, meet new people and to be introduced to American culture...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:32pm

Beebe Nurse Ronni Smith laughs while telling a reporter to exercise more, as she administers health screenings at the Bayside Institute’s Wellness Week.

Reporter gets a lesson in empathy, needs more leafy greens

I was furious. I was several days into a crummy mood, and I had just slept through the meditation class that was supposed to make me feel less crummy.

I had killed my phone earlier that week, overloading the last of its storage with...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:16pm

Sussex County amateur radio clubs conduct joint Field Day event

Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club recently participated in a joint ARRL Field Day exercise on the grounds of the Seaford Parks & Recreation office. On-air operations took place between 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:13pm

Longwood Garden students on the mound at DBG with garden hosts.

Longwood Gardens interns visit Delaware Botanic Gardens

On June 21, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) hosted 25 student interns from Longwood Gardens.

DBG President Ray Sander said, “Longwood is the gold standard of public gardens. We have all been inspired by Longwood Gardens. The Longwood...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:12pm

The welcoming front door is just one of many architectural features that make this North Bethany home shine.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 9

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

After visiting a North Bethany community...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:11pm

Fourth of July celebrations set to brighten local communities

With a long strand of beaches ready to celebrate the biggest holiday of the summer, the Fourth of July, the real question is, how and where is everyone going to celebrate?

In order to continue the festivities as long as possible, events...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:38pm

Fireworks fanatics can celebrate

When is a firework not a firework?

Let’s take that question apart, shall we? Things may have gotten a bit murky in the past month, with the newly legalized sale of some types of pyrotechnic devices in Delaware.

Those colorful...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:38pm

Millville United Methodist Church to host Patriotic Sing-a-long

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Barb Clair will be hosting a Patriotic Sing-a-long to spark the celebrations.

The annual event will be held in Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:35pm

Fenwick to celebrate birthday on Sunday

This weekend, the community at large is being invited to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Town of Fenwick Island, which was incorporated in June 1953.

Town Manager Terry Tieman said the idea to host a birthday celebration arose after...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:39pm

Jake Tapper will be signing copies of his new book ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m.

CNN’s Tapper to sign ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books

Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, will appear at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, to sign copies of his newest book, “The Hellfire Club.”

Tapper has written three non-fiction books, but “The Hellfire Club” is his...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:32pm

Troop 20566 and adult leaders gather on the Mound in Oudolf Meadow Garden, with their DBG hosts.

Pennsylvania Girl Scouts create garden at DBG

On June 18, Girl Scouts from Troop 20566 in York, Pa., created a new garden project at the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) in Dagsboro. The 15 Girl Scouts and nine adults had worked on preparing the project for months. They selected 500 plants and...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:30pm

All About U organizing trunk show for Kind Beauty Project

When starting a day of events, women are known to set aside a large chunk of time in their mornings, dedicated to getting ready. Hair, makeup and picking out an outfit to conquer the day can take an hour, or even two, as long as they have the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:26pm

State park to reenact shipwreck rescue drill

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park were set to reenact a 19th century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of three locations in...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:22pm

Offshore wind experts to share information, gather feedback

The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative and Delaware Sea Grant at the University of Delaware are sponsoring offshore wind-power workshops as part of their “Focus on the Coast” seminar series.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:20pm

South Bethany Town Hall will serve as an art gallery for the next three weeks.

Get the picture? South Bethany photography show returns

When she photographs, Kira Kaplinski wants to show people the beauty of coastal Delaware.

“The whole area is inspiration. It’s so beautiful. I just love this town,” said Kaplinski, an IT consultant who bought a South Bethany house about...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:19pm

Jeanne Mueller’s ‘Fun in the Surf’ oil painting is just one of the paintings to be featured during Gallery One’s July show, ‘Beach Odyssey.’

Gallery One going on ‘Beach Odyssey’ in July

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced the theme of its new show, “Beach Odyssey,” which will be open to the public through July 31.

“This is the time of year when many families begin their beach odyssey. It is a time for fun, family...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:17pm

Carper blasts EPA decision to abandon new rules on oil and toxic spills

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, this week responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to abandon a 2017 rule aimed at preventing hazardous spills at...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:16pm

Feeling off-kilter? It could be hormonal

Out of all the systems of the human body, the hormone-producing glands of the endocrine system may be the least understood.

Patients don’t head to their doctor’s office complaining that their adrenal gland isn’t doing its job or because...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:13pm

Pet Corner: A camping adventure for Reba

Hi, everyone. Remember me? Yes, I know it’s been quite a while.

A lot has happened with me the last couple of years, and every time I get back to writing, life happens again. Then I fall out of the habit of writing. Then, I’ll get some...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:10pm

Pollinator practices have taken root at DelDOT

Delaware’s drivers may notice more flowers sprouting up on the state’s nearly 14,000 lane miles of roadside this year.

Officials noted that the steep decline of monarch butterflies and other pollinator species is believed to be due, in...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:07pm

‘Beach Love,’ a book with romance stories with local settings, is now available in large print.

Local romance stories now available in large print

“Beach Love,” a new book that features romance stories with local settings, is now available in large print.

“Beach Love” contains 13 stories by a variety of authors. The stories’ fictional characters find love in local towns, along the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:02pm

The ‘Beach Matters’ to the owners of this Bethany Beach home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 8

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

After spending the last 15 summers...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:54pm

Beebe drops plan for additional outpatient rooms in Lewes

New Millville campus on track for 2020

Noting rapid changes impacting healthcare nationwide and in the community, Beebe Healthcare announced this week that it is already making some changes to plans for its strategic expansion projects that were announced in 2017.

“Hospitals...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:17pm

Miss Delaware’s 2018 Court included, from left: Riley Slate, Miss Greenville, third runner-up; Rebecca Gasperetti, Miss Hockessin, first runner-up; Miss Delaware 2018 Joanna Wicks; Emily Beale, Miss Blue Gold, second runner-up; and Lauren Haberstroh, Miss Newark, fourth runner-up.

Miss Delaware, Outstanding Teen crowded in Lewes

Sky Knox, Miss Newark’s Outstanding Teen, was named Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2018 on June 15 evening at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. She will represent Delaware at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in late July, in Orlando, Fla....

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:01pm

Bennett’s peaches from the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market.

Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market open for the 2018 season

On Sunday, June 10, the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market celebrated the start of its 11th season by hosting a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Market vendors, board members and volunteers were present for...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:59pm

Architectural lighting accentuates the kitchen of this inland home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 7

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

As a native Delawarean, the owner of...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:58pm

A group of international students pose for a photo during a past picnic at Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

Bethany church throwing picnic for international student-workers

Each summer, Bethany Beach and many neighboring towns fill the staff of local businesses with international student-workers. The students come from all over for a summer experience in the States, and Martha Fields at Saint Martha’s Episcopal...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:57pm

Ocean View Concert in the Park to feature Delmarva Big Band

The Town of Ocean View will be hosting Delmarva Big Band as part of its Concerts in the Park series, on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. It is the second consecutive year that the big-band group has performed at John West Park, which is located at 32...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:54pm

The Selbyville Post Office mural was installed in 1942, showing a slice of Delmarva life.

Looking up: Mural at Selbyville post office gets new attention

Some people never look up when they enter Selbyville Post Office. But look up, and you’ll see an idyllic mural depicting Delmarva farm life in the 1940s.

The mural shows a girl surrounded by chickens, a man nearby and farmhouse with horses...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:53pm

Paddleboarding event benefits veterans with Paddle Second Chance

The 7th Annual Paddle Second Chance (PSC) event will take place Saturday, June 23, at Holt’s Landing State Park near Millville.

Over the past six years, the PSC has raised more than $140,000 with its paddleboarding event for Operation...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:39pm

Bethany Beach Lifesaving 5K to include beach patrol competition

The downtown streets of Bethany Beach will be filled with participants in this year’s Bethany Beach Lifesaving 5K on Sunday, June 24.

The event will also feature a separate beach patrol competition before the race to find out who the “...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:35pm

Supporters, opponents offer comments on wind power

Residents who are opposed to construction of offshore wind turbines, as well as those in favor of them, had a chance to voice their opinions at a workshop in Bethany Beach on May 31.

Currently, the only plans for wind turbines off the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 6:31pm

Donato to decorate Millville with mural

Millville’s town hall will get a new vibe when local artist John Donato completes a mural in the meeting room in the coming weeks.

Donato had proposed several potential projects for the Town, which initially included a mural in the outer...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:22pm

Guest Column: It’s time we recognize Alzheimer’s a public health crisis

Alzheimer’s disease has developed into an insidious public health crisis. Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

According to the Alzheimer’s...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:10pm

Frankford firefighters bringing back their Shrimp & Wing Fest

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Shrimp & Wing Fest was so successful it its first year, it’s back for seconds.

The fire company will host the event on Saturday, June 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the fire hall. Hundreds of pounds of...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:03pm

Classic cars line Main Street in Selbyville during a past Old Timer’s Day event.

Classic cars, family activities on tap for Old Timer’s Day

It’s that time of year again, when local classic enthusiasts gather to commemorate their prized vintage vehicles. The Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 61st annual Old Timer’s Day Classic Car &...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:47pm

Bethany hosting a slate of movies, concerts, exercise classes and more

Bethany Beach is known for filling its bandstand with entertainment all through the summer, but this year a new form of entertainment is occupying the bandstand as well: Movies.

For the last seven years, the Town of Bethany Beach has...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

Evidence-based screening can find cancer before it spreads

Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms.

That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss or chest pain that is worse with deep...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:27pm

Above the children pose with their trophies from DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. From left are: Carly Clevens, first place ages 4-7; Kent winner Adrianna Gott; Trevor Torbert, first place ages 12-15; and Connor Wyatt, first place ages 8-11.

Hitchens wins Sussex Youth Fishing Tournament

Under mostly cloudy skies that some would call good fishing weather, 213 young anglers and their families gathered Saturday, June 2, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 32nd Annual Youth Fishing...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:15pm

Millsboro starts approval process to add Taco Bell to the menu

Add another option for the fast-food connoisseur dining in Millsboro.

Millsboro Town Council members voted unanimously on Monday, June 4, to approve preliminary site plans for a new Taco Bell restaurant in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:28pm

Indian River High School graduate Helen Davis will be attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy starting later this summer.

Davis training for a life on the sea

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

 

While many 18-year-olds are spending their summer vacation working in local businesses, in between trips to the beach, Helen Davis is spending precious time with family… and working out.

...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:14pm

Students from the Indian River High School Class of 2018 enjoy the happenings at their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 29.

‘Don’t stop here, Class of 2018’

Graduation sends 180 IRHS students into the world

Look out, world. The Class of 2018 is coming for you.

A weekend of torrential thunderstorms, followed by a morning fog and power outages cleared into a perfect spring night, just in time for Indian River High School’s graduation on Tuesday...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:32pm

Prevent common summer injuries

When you think of summer, you may think of fun times on the beach, out on a boat or barbecuing in the back yard. However, each summer, common injuries send countless numbers of Sussex County residents and visitors to Beebe’s Emergency Department...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:07pm

Strawberry Festival returning to Indian River Senior Center

Strawberries have always been a big crop in the area, and tipping their hats to that agricultural history, the Indian River Senior Center will be hosting its annual Strawberry Festival next weekend.

The festival on Saturday, June 2, from 8...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:04pm

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament set for June 23-24

The 4th Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament is right around the corner — scheduled to take place the weekend of June 23-24.

Hosted by the Indian River Marina and Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva Inc., the annual event is one...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:40pm

Coast Guard warns of new boating route at inlet

Boaters beware: Winter storms and ice have re-sculpted the seabed of the Indian River Bay. That means the U.S. Coast Guard has significantly changed the buoy configuration for boaters approaching the Indian River Inlet.

“It is a new...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:35pm

Local couples visit France to see memorials to Americans

In April, four of us from VFW Post 7234 — Fulton and Theo Loppatto, my wife Rosemary and I — went to France for a trip down the Seine River from Paris to Normandy. Our objective at the end of the journey was Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:31pm

Professor bringing tales of WWII female spies to Bethany Beach

Women were long prevented from holding combat roles in the U.S. armed forces. But they’ve long helped in military affairs, even behind enemy lines. Audiences will hear the story of “The Lady Was a Spy: Female Operatives in World War II” on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

A day of honor brings with it a weekend of fun

Memorial Day weekend is here, and with it comes a chance to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Of course, it has also become the unofficial start to summer, which in these parts means getting some beach time in,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:25pm