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West 54 Café helps Fenwick area wake up

Route 54 serves as a high-traffic corridor for locals and visitors throughout the year, and now a new café and coffee shop is taking advantage of that fact. West 54 Café and Espresso Bar, which opened in early July, sits alongside the Shark’s...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:51am

Boardwalk Arts Festival slated for sunny weather this weekend

Summer may be winding down, but that means the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is right around the corner. This Saturday, Sept. 12, nearly 120 artists, artisans and crafters will combine for the all-day event that is open to the public and...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:52am

Local car buyers getting Smart

From the inside looking out, it is hard to imagine that the Smart car is only 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide. The luxurious seats rival that of any Mercedes, and the trunk area isn’t all that different from what’s left in the back...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:48am

Fenwick adopts 33-foot height limit for wind systems

Special allowances for wind-energy systems might seem like a no-brainer in an overtly “green” town like Fenwick Island has been in recent years, but town council members paused this week to really delve into the logistics of wind turbines in a...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:44am

CAC keeps up pressure on inland bays issues

The Citizens Advisory Committee of the Center for the Inland Bays is keeping steadfast to their priorities on cleaning up the Inland Bays watershed. At their August meeting, in continuing their advocacy for cooling tower technology at the Indian...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:31am

Annual tradition readies to bid farewell to summer

A summer draws to a close in Bethany Beach and a fall chill creeps into the air, it is time to mourn the passing of another summer season, with jazz, of course. For almost 25 years, residents and visitors alike have gathered on Labor Day Monday...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:51am

Bethany continues ‘green’ initiative with look at solar

Bethany Beach planning commissioners this week continued their work on town legislation related to “green” energy systems with work on a second draft of a proposed ordinance on solar energy systems.

The legislation is expected to move...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:18pm

CIB advisors talk environment

The Center for the Inland Bays’ Science and Technical Advisory Committee met on Friday, Aug. 21, at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, to discuss a variety of topics related to the area’s environment....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:01pm

Officials unveil wind-generation partnership

On a fabulously windy day – the kind of day wind-energy proponents dream of as a backdrop – Gov. Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, state Rep. Gerald Hocker, state Sen. George Howard...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:51pm

Dagsboro artist steps into local art scene

The colorful world around him has served as an inspirational backdrop for local artist Christopher Vasil. Oil paintings and acrylics decorate his easels, demonstrating what might appear to be a lifelong dedication to the visual fine arts. Perhaps...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:43pm

Three CBRB associates earn Green designation

Kathleen Cramer, Ruth McNeill and Peter Sarafa, with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Bethany Beach, have earned the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:05pm

As school year nears, OVPD offers safety tips

With back-to-school time right around the corner, it’s a great time to go over safety tips with kids. And for people who don’t have school-age children, this time can serve as a reminder to be a diligent driver as the buses start running again...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:56am

County considering inspection rules for turbines

With recently adopted state legislation removing much of local and county governments’ and home owners’ associations’ ability to prohibit the installation of wind turbines for power generation, even those who support wind power have been left...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:22am

Delaware beaches get high marks for water quality

The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued its 2009 report, “Testing the Waters,” listing Delaware beaches as first in beachwater quality.

Although good news for Delaware, the report also finds that overall, the reported number of...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:17am

DNREC to hold air permit hearings

DNREC’s Division of Air and Waste Management, Air Quality Management Section will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the air permit applications filed by Indian River Power, LLC Millsboro, to construct air pollution control equipment...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:48am

Higher education goes green

As August rolls around and students get ready to go back to school, the “going green” movement is alive and well, as part of the college community and curriculum, both nationally and here locally.

Each year, The Princeton Review...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:20am

DNREC issues construction company Coastal Zone Act permit

Secretary Collin O’Mara of The Department of Natural resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) recently issued a Coastal Zone Act permit to Granthan Lane Associates, LLC., a New Castle construction company whose works includes demolition and...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:17am

VFW Post 7234 joins the green movement

Smokers have to step outside at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View after a decision to curtail the health affects of second-hand smoke for the members.

Brought up at a general meeting this Spring, the decision passed with little fanfare....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:15am

Old Fenwick Island Days ready to turn back time

Starting on Saturday, Aug. 1, and continuing for an entire week, Fenwick Island will be turning back the clock for an eight-day celebration of the beach town’s heritage. The first-ever Old Fenwick Island Days will take place from Aug. 1 through...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:12pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

Arts and Jazz return to Bayside

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Fenwick Island has already played host to a multitude of shows and performances this season, and this weekend is sure impress, yet again. On Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., the...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:03am

Back Bay Tours meets Ocean View Marina

Nestled off Elliot Avenue in Ocean View is a hidden gem. Ocean View Marina, formerly known as Harbor View Marina, is now owned by Tom Fowler of Back Bay Tours. Their location, at the north end of the Assawoman Canal and Whites Creek provides many...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:43am

State goes more green with new laws

In a fitting complement to receiving $19.2 million in stimulus money from the EPA recently, for environmental projects throughout Sussex County and the rest of Delaware, several pieces of legislation were signed into law after the most recent...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:45am

State’s ‘bottle bill’ repealed, eliminating deposit

While most of the focus of the waning hours of the legislative session was on the state’s finances, several pieces of legislation were considered and cleared the General Assembly Tuesday night, June 30, into Wednesday morning, July 1.

...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:43am

Youth group brings mission work home

Because need knows no boundaries and people everywhere are hurting, the youth at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville took their mission trip this year without even leaving home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Members...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:43am

Hughes earns NAR’s Green designation

Jennifer Hughes of ResortQuest Real Estate has been awarded the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR’s) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Hughes achieved the designation after...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:18am

Markell encourages Delawareans to eat locally grown fruit and vegetables

In recognition of the contribution Delaware agriculture makes to the state’s economy and quality of life, Gov. Jack Markell last week presented a proclamation to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee that designates the summer of 2009 as “Delaware Eat...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:18am

Delaware joins U.S. Green Building Council

In an effort to encourage the design and construction of greener buildings in Delaware, the state has joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The USGBC is a non-profit organization that, among other initiatives, administers the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:42am

The real scoop on Sap’s Pudding

Produce is undoubtedly the core of the merchandise at local farmers’ markets, but John Sapienza is proving that there’s plenty more to buy there. The chef and restaurant proprietor has been in the food industry for 25 years, and he exerts his “...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05am

Environmental projects praised at meeting

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee – one of two standing committee to the Center for Inland Bays – heard on June 24 from outgoing Indian River High School senior Crystal Wright, about the school’s schoolyard habitat, as well as from Fenwick Island...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:19am

Bethany Blues goes green with green roof

In terms of green projects, there are involved projects such as solar panels or rooftop windmills, wherein a return on investment can be calculated out to the penny, depending on the system, the geography, any rebates offered, and, of course,...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:41am

Back to basics with a community garden

As the nation has seen an upturn in more people struggling with everyday needs, such as keeping a roof over their head and having sufficient food to eat, there has been a renewed interest in “back to basics” living.

Coastal Point • Monica...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:37am

ResortQuest’s Powell earns national green designation

Anne Powell of ResortQuest Real Estate has been awarded the National Association of Realtors (NARs) Green designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Powell achieved this prestigious designation...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:30am

Project Resources offers help with getting solar, wind on your home

For Craig Littleton, who was born and raised in the Bethany Beach area, it feels good to be working with the one thing that makes the beach what it is — the sun. Littleton, a former construction industry project manager, is now owner/operator of...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:27am

Mueller achieves NAR Green designation

Gerald “Jerry” Mueller, with Jerry Mueller Real Estate in Bethany Beach, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) Green designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Mueller...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:11am

Fourth of July celebration runs all weekend long

This weekend, as the nation celebrates its independence, local towns aren’t holding back. There are a multitude of events and activities to attend and in which the public can participate, in honor of the July 4 holiday.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:04am

Volunteers, 5K bringing support for 25th annual 4th of July Parade

Funding for the annual Fourth of July parade in Bethany Beach is a far cry from where it has been in the past, but that hasn’t stopped Philip Rossi – chairman of the all-volunteer parade organizers – from assembling one of the best parades yet....

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:22am

Bills to clear energy hurdles finding support

Two bills that would help renewable energy systems become more commonplace in Delaware neighborhoods are moving quickly through the General Assembly.

The first bill (House Substitute 1 for House Bill 70), sponsored by State Rep. Bill...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 5:47am

It’s getting easier going green

To promote more attendance at their meetings, the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee will meet in the evening next month. Their July meeting will be held on July 8 at 7 p.m.

The committee, and the town, is on the forefront of “greening...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:09am

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrates 10 years by giving back

A decade has passed since Ellen Rice started up her gallery along Route 26 in Ocean View, and there’s no doubt that her painting has touched thousands and will continue to do so for generations to come. To celebrate her 10th anniversary, she is...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:02am

National guard aims to be green

As a way to fulfill executive orders and federal mandates to use more renewable resources, the Army National Guard station near Bethany Beach has set their sights on wind power.

“It’s been in the works for years,” said 2nd Lt. Nathan...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:22am

Justice recalls life in Cedar Neck

The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:57am

From coop to carrots: Composting keeps things clean and green

When plants grow, they consume nutrients from the earth just like people consume food. These nutrients must be replenished in order for a garden or field to continue to yield healthy plants and crops. People often use expensive fertilizers in...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:51pm

Local company shows off green initiatives at Green Demo Day

There has been a lot of talk about green building lately, from structurally insulated panels to geothermal heating and air. But a lesser-known industry, at least in terms of green, is now on its way to earning a reputation as more efficient and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:50pm

The woman with all the answers

“Where is a great place to eat?”

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Lisa Daisey attends her information station adjacent to the Bethany Beach boardwalk, near Mango’s.
“Where can I get my hair done?”

“Where’s the bathroom?”...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:47pm

Special Bible goes 'green' too

Thirteen young members of Saint Ann’s Youth Organization (SAYO) gathered recently under the direction of their coordinator Dawn Zimmerman and used part of a school holiday to listen to a teaching by Andy Zampini of the Wilmington Dicocese Office...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:44pm

NASCAR ticket raffle to help local pets

As any NASCAR enthusiast would note, this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race is the highlight at Dover’s Monster Mile. But some lucky fans who have been unable to grab their tickets still have a last-minute chance to go, thanks to a generous...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:08am

Local students win gold in steel-drum competition

Members of the Southern Delaware School of the Arts “Steel, The Show” steel-drum band, in a performance with sister band Plenty Problems, won a gold medal at the Panorama Caribbean Music Festival in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 9. The only band...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:27am

Memorial Day Carnival to kick off Freeman Stage season

The 2009 Freeman Stage at Bayside will kick off this Saturday, May 23, with the “St*ARTS and Stripes” Memorial Day Carnival at 2 p.m. At the event, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts will be performing one of their plays, “Twice Upon a Time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:13pm

Can you Taste it?

The Taste of Coastal Delaware is making its way back to the shore on Sunday, June 7. And, this year, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce is pulling out the stops. In addition to the Taste’s return to its original location at the Sea Colony...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:52pm