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Boy Scout Troop 281 did some clean-up work at Ocean View Historical Society’s Hall’s Store Visitors Center earlier this month.

Fun & Feasting in the Garden to benefit OVHS

With Memorial Day weekend having arrived, the Ocean View Historical Society will be hosting a garden party to kick off the start of summer.

“I really felt as though the historical society needed some exposure,” said Anne Powell, an OVHS...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

This rolling pin by Tall Oaks Trading Co., owned and operated by woodworker Gary Stewart, is representative of the kinds of items he will sell at the Artisan’s Fair on May 28.

Artisan’s Fair to kick off summer season at Lord Balitmore Elementary

Gary Stewart, a Millsboro woodworker, will be at the Artisan’s Fair Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On a recent afternoon, however, he was out working in his Tall Oaks Trading Co. wood shop.

Stewart, who taught carpentry at Sussex...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:22pm

Local art students show a handful the talent produced at IRHS, including, from left, Liliana Guido, Megan Magoon, Olivia Garvey, Brooke Hoban, Jasmine Rodriguez Gonzales and Brianna McGee.

IR art students designing their futures

Artwork on display in Dagsboro

Walking in, one is surrounded by faces, some stoic, others laughing. Straight ahead is a kaleidoscope of sunsets. Around the corner, an astronaut struggles in the tentacle of a space monster. A fish and panda bear calmly gaze in opposite...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:14pm

Radishes fresh from the farm are on display at a local farmers’ markets.

Savor the flavor of Delmarva

Farmers’ markets rev up for the 2018 season

With the Delmarva Peninsula bursting into bloom, it’s time to start thinking about the fresh produce local farmers will be selling.

Besides shopping the roadside stands, people can browse weekly farmers’ markets across rural Delaware,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:12pm

Poseidon Festival ushering in summer season in Bethany

Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday on the boardwalk

With a new timeframe and new events, the Town of Bethany Beach is bringing a fresh perspective to its annual Poseidon Festival.

This year’s festival will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 25, with a concert on the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:29pm

WW IIunes bringing patriotic music to Bethany library

The WW IIunes are definitely all about music from the World War II era.

The foursome, set to perform at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Wednesday, May 23, ahead of Memorial Day, have been playing music from the early to mid-...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:31pm

Cameron and Lisa Travalini enjoy time together during her tour of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

Tiger mom: Millville mother joins son on aircraft carrier

When Cameron Travalini was deployed with the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, his mom, Lisa Travalini, worried.

That’s what moms do.

After all, she knew there was always the possibility that the Roosevelt...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:20pm

‘Art in the Park’ tea to benefit Hope Center

On Saturday, May 12, the fellowship hall at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be transformed into “Art in the Park” for a very special afternoon tea.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s planned Hope Center, a community-...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:01pm

The Delaware Botanical Gardens held a ‘Sip & Saunter’ event on Friday, May 4. Right, DBG designer Piet Oudolf goes over the garden’s plans during the event.

Botanic gardens celebrates Meadow planting with designer, dignitaries

On May 3-4, internationally renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf landed near Dagsboro, at the new Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG). He was in Delaware to supervise the gardens’ 100 volunteers planting nearly 18,000 new native perennials in...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:55pm

Michele Wright and Joe Harmon look over a guest book from the Rosedale Beach Hotel & Resort from the late 1960s during a Nanticoke Elders Gathering on April 28 at the Nanticoke Indian Center in Millsboro.

Nanticoke elders tell stories of Rosedale Beach

For much of the 20th century, the Rosedale Beach Hotel was a popular resort and gathering place on the banks of the Indian River Bay near Millsboro.

Nothing remains of the hotel now, although a state historical site marker tells a bit of...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:53pm

Made by Hand to celebrate World Fair Trade Day

As part of a global movement to encourage sustainable development, the World Fair Trade Organization each year designates the second Saturday in May as World Fair Trade Day, and locally, the event has been celebrated each year at Made By Hand in...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:50pm

Shin splints are a pain

It seems like we’ve sure waited long enough, but the warmer temperatures are finally here, and most of us are thinking about getting outside and enjoying the nice weather.

This time of year, many of us are getting more active, again, and...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:07pm

How simple tools can help you remain independent

A scooter, wheelchair or cane can help you get around if you have trouble on your feet, and a hearing aid can turn up the volume on the world around you.

But, what about the smaller stuff, such as opening a jar, putting on your shoes or...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:02pm

From left, Rosie with owner Ron Wohlust, BB with Sandi Roberts, Logan with Helen Delvecchio and Lucy with Mary Buckley.

Long in the face, loving in the heart

Greyhounds seek homes in Delaware

With a long snout and elegant legs, the greyhound has captured hearts of some Delawareans. Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware (GPAD) is a volunteer group dedicated to finding homes for retired greyhounds...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

Renovations starting at lighthouse keeper’s house

Hundreds of beach houses will be renovated for this summer, as happens every summer. But there’s one home renovation near Fenwick Island that will benefit everyone.

Next door to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, the Delaware Division of...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:52pm

Eileen Uecker shows off  a hand-written thank-you card from the recipient of her Quilt of Valor.

Veteran receives gift from local Quilts of Valor group

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

While on a flight with a friend, Ocean View resident Eileen Uecker found a $100 bill in her seat.

“I reached in to pull the seatbelt across, and there was something in the slot there, and it...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:39pm

Bryan Muzik is returning to the DiFebo’s family of restaurants. Above, Muzik stands outside the new Berlin, Md., DiFebo’s location.

Muzik returns home to DiFebo’s

One could argue that Bryan Muzik has been in the restaurant business since he could walk, having “joined” the staff of DiFebo’s when his mom became the restaurant’s accountant.

“My godparents, Bob and Charlotte DiFebo, brought my mom on as...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:36pm

Bethany Beach to host Poseidon Festival on Memorial Day weekend

The 3rd Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) in an...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:35pm

Plants, music, activities and more at May 5 Native Plant Sale

By Kerin Magill
Staff Reporter

 

If it’s true that music is good for plants, then the plants at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale this weekend ought to be tapping their roots...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:34pm

Gallery One in Ocean View will celebrate its 12th anniversary and welcome new partner Mary Beth Patterson at a special artist reception Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. May’s exhibit, ‘Up Up & Away,’ will be on display and open to the public May 2-29. This is Jeanne Mueller’s oil painting, ‘Up and Away.’

Gallery One going ‘Up Up & Away” for May exhibit

A special reception on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. will honor the 12th anniversary of Gallery One and welcome partner artist Mary Beth Patterson. The new annual Gallery One poster will also be unveiled, featuring May’s theme “Up Up &...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:33pm

SUPers paddle during a past Paddle Second Chance.

Paddle Second Chance to raise funds June 23 to support veterans

A day of fun-raising is planned at the annual Paddle Second Chance (PSC) on June 23 at Holt’s Landing State Park near Millville. Now in its seventh year, PSC is the largest stand-up paddle (SUP) and kayak race in the Delmarva region.

In...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:34pm

JR Walker and Jon Talkington, owners of The Brimming Horn Meadery in Lewes.

Brimming Horn takes home silver medal in international mead competition

Brimming Horn Meadery’s Jon Talkington returned home from the Mazer Cup International competition last weekend with a silver medal in hand. Their Freya’s Kiss mead won Talkington and Milton-based Brimming Horn their first commercial medal in the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

Electronics recycling partnership saved Delaware more than $110,000

A partnership between the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) and Delaware’s Department of Technology & Information (DTI) with the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) in the national State Electronics Challenge...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:03pm

Behind the scenes

Guests can tour Delaware Botanic Gardens with famed designer

The future is growing in Dagsboro as the Delaware Botanic Gardens takes bloom.

People are being invited to a rare opportunity to visit the garden and meet world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf at a “Sip & Saunter” through the DBG’...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:25pm

Michael Tougais, author of ‘The Finest Hours’ and ‘Above and Beyond,’ will speak at South Coastal Library and Fort Miles on Sunday, April 22.

Bestselling author to speak on historical adventure tales

A New York Times bestselling author will bring his love of historic adventure to two locations in Sussex County on Sunday, April 22.

Michael Tougias, author of “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:07pm

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival set for Saturday, May 19

The third annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 19, will include five regional and nationally-known bluegrass bands, food trucks, local beer and wines, craft vendors, a native plant sale, and free bus tours through Delaware Wild...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:59pm

Turkey hunters reminded no bait is allowed

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded turkey hunters that while in pursuit of wild turkeys it is unlawful to use bait as an attractant. Some common bait that is illegally used includes wheat, corn, sunflower...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:25pm

New online interactive pond maps offered to anglers

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this week announced the release of newly-interactive online maps that allow anglers and other users to easily locate Delaware’s public freshwater ponds throughout the state.

The public ponds, most of...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:40pm

Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend slated for April 26-29

The 2018 Delmarva Birding Weekend is inviting hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 26-29 to enjoy the full complement of Mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers and other spring migrants and prepares to say...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am

Locals love their habitat at Earth Day festivals and cleanups

Once a year, the calendar reminds humans to show the planet some love. Earth Day 2018 is officially scheduled for Sunday, April 22, and all weekend long, local groups are hosting events to celebrate Earth Day, including three road cleanups, two...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am

Springtime Jamboree supporting Millville fire company this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Beth Ann Cahall and George Keen share a moment, and a laugh, at a previous Springtime Jamboree.For 36 years, the Hocker family has been organizing the Springtime Jamboree — two nights of country, Western and gospel...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:34am

Freeman Stage announces more big names in second reveal

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights. The Freeman Stage has released “Volume 2” of their summer season lineup.

“This is going to be our biggest season yet. Get ready, because we are going to have 67 performances,”...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am

IRHS Alumni hosting annual Beef ’n’ Brew

Wondering where all the cool kids will be this weekend? Apparently, quite a few of them will be at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company fire hall for the Indian River Alumni Association’s Sixth Annual Beef ’n’ Brew event on Saturday, April 14,...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am

Gerken tells local tales in ‘Storied Sussex’

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Sandie Gerken poses for a photo with her book, ‘Storied Sussex.’ The book is a compilation of columns Gerken wrote for High Tide News.Camp meetings, “Chief Little Owl,” John M. Clayton, the “Giant Dead Boy” of...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:13am

Frankford library invites creativity with Peeps Diorama Contest

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Anybody can make Peeps dioramas pop with handmade details, such as the yarn-knit web in this ‘The Spider & the Fly’ design by librarian Jessica Bowman.Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that marshmallow...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:29am

Egg hunt season is now officially in high gear

Spring has sprung, or so the calendar says. And despite a month that’s brought seemingly endless wind and rain, and even some snow, both this weekend and next, bunnies will be hopping and eggs will be dropping across the land.

Easter egg...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:09am

Library shows appreciation for long-time Frankford couple

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Albert and Barbara Jean Franklin were recently honored with the dedication of the parking lot at the Frankford Public Library in their names.Albert “Ab” Franklin is a life-long Frankford resident — born...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:38am

Ground broken for Hall’s Store Visitor Center

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The Ocean View Historical Society broke ground on their new Hall’s Store Visitor Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Above, parties with the OVHS and Contractors for a Cause pose for a photo during the ground breaking.The...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:44am

Northern Ireland native telling musical ‘Inside Story’

When Gerry Timlin takes the stage at Dickens Parlour Theatre on Thursday, March 22, he aims to bring a bit of perspective, along with some history and music of his Irish homeland.

Timlin, now a resident of Bethany Beach, has been traveling...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:16am

Freeman Stage reveals first part of summer lineup

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Patti Grimes, left, and Michelle Freeman were in a celebratory mood following the release of the first part of this season’s Freeman Stage schedule.Either the Freeman Stage has too much of a good thing to share it...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:58am

IRHS has comedy, jazz and a villain in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The girls beg ‘Jimmy Smith’ to take them to a speakeasy in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie.’ Pictured, from left, are: Savannah Padgett, Logan Reese, Peyton Beebe, Logan Smith, Vanesssa Fabela and Giulianna Check-Guzman....

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:31am

Students share PCS history mural with their town

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant : School benefactor Phillip C. Showell was remembered kindly by his descendants, from left, Peggy Showell Johnson, Stephanie Showell Haygood and Barbara Marshall.In the closing chapter of the Phillip C. Showell...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:48am

Sussex County native honored at Oscars for civil-rights work

Coastal Point • Submitted: Bryan Stevenson and his sister Christy Taylor appear at a book signing for ‘Just Mercy.’For a brief moment on Sunday, March 4, Bryan Stevenson of Milton could be seen on stage at the Oscars.

He was standing...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:37am

Art meets local history in Selbyville mural

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting, a Selbyville native, stands with artist John Donato at the mural ribbon-cutting celebration at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School on Wednesday, March 7.Phillip C....

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:17am

Botanic gardens looks to complete meadow plantings

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Volunteers work on the Meadow Garden in September 2017.Despite the late-winter dreariness, there is hope in the air — and in the ground.

As the first day of spring approaches, green tips and early...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:46am

The Parsons Farms Fall Festival is an annual celebration of all things autumn.

Fall fun abounds as festival season hits full bloom

It’s fall — and there’s a lot more to the season than “pumpkin spice everything.” From craft fairs to costume contests, from barbecue competitions to bike shows, there are just about as many events as there are leaves...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:19am

Grass Roots Rescue to hold fundraiser for veterans

In an effort to support Delaware military veterans, local animal rescue group Grass Roots Rescue this weekend is hosting 4 Paws Got Your 6, in the hopes of raising money to train a service dog.

“We’ve always had...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Contractors team up to fight Parkinson’s

Local non-profit group Contractors for a Cause is teaming up with a Dagsboro family to raise money to fight Parkinson’s disease.

The Williams family reached out to the organization with the hope of co-hosting an event at their family farm...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:32am

Artisan Festival the apple of crafters’ and pie-lovers’ eyes

It’s Columbus Day weekend, and for the past 10 years, that has brought dozens of local artists together under one roof, at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s Artisan Festival.

In celebration of that anniversary — and because, well...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:26am

Tour to offer a peek inside historic homes of Ocean View

The Ocean View Historical Society is giving residents and visitors the unique opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most historic homes in Ocean View on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This will be a one-of-a-kind tour...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:20am