Lifestyle

Recommendations to keep your plants healthy in the summer

In these lazy hazy days of the hot summer you may ask yourself, “What should I do to keep my plants looking good and happy through the summer?”

Here are a few simple tips:

• Take the time every eight to 10 days to examine your...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 8:55am

IR’s Walls, local stars shine in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River’s Kerinne Walls and Seaford’s Sava Cook, starred as Truly Scrumptious and Caractacus Potts in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at Possum Hall in Georgetown last week.Local stars and flying cars headlined at...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:59am

BART awards scholarships to area arts students

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Bethany Area Repertoire Theater (BART) recently awarded scholarships to, from left, Marissa McCloy, Aaron Latta-Morissette and Morgan Hurlock.The Bethany Area Repertoire Theater (BART) has been providing...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:41am

Civil War Diaries: Gone camping with the 1st Delaware Regiment

In April 1861, newly-elected President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers proportioned from the loyal states to put down a rebellion of seven deep-South states that had seceded from the Union. The expectation in Washington was that the...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:30am

This year, local teen hosting a carnival for two causes

Will Kenney is holding up a megaphone for rare diseases. The rising ninth-grader doesn’t just raise funds for any medical condition. He’s helping causes that don’t get much attention at all.

Kenney’s gearing up for the third annual Will’s...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:18am

Local authors to hold joint book parties on Saturday, July 23

Coastal Point • Maria Counts : From left, authors Frank Hopkins, Jackson Copley and Water Curran will be holding joint book parties this weekend.A group of area writers has teamed up to hold two book-launch parties, aiming to give residents and...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:11am

Civil War Profiles: The leading ladies of the Civil War were Southern women

Mary Custis of Virginia, Julia Dent of Missouri, Mary Todd of Kentucky and Varina Howell of Mississippi were raised according to traditional Southern custom. These women formed partnerships with men who became the presidents and military...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:20am

Millsboro Library book sale offering more than 7,000 items

The Friends of the Millsboro Library are preparing to host their annual book sale to support the children’s reading program at the library. This year, the sale will be held over the course of two weekends, beginning July 28 with a members-only...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:19am

‘Dewey Elvis’ continues summer residency at the beach

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Moore: Frank Raines performs with his daughter, Megan Raines, at the Boathouse in Bethany Beach.For more than 20 years, Frank Raines — better known by many as “Dewey Elvis,” for his weekly Breakfast with Elvis...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:04am

Sierra Club, Inland Bays Foundation discuss single-use bags and clean power

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Stephanie Herron, outreach coordinator for the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club, speaks to members of the Inland Bays Foundation during a meeting at the South Coastal Library on Tuesday, July 12.Stephanie Herron...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:19am

Fit for nature: South Bethany offers yoga and boot camp on the beach

Coastal Point • Submitted: Boot Camp participants do some stretching on the beach in South Bethany.Air conditioning is nice when it’s hot. But in the early morning, people can get out on the beach for weekly fitness classes as the sun rises over...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:05am

Civil War Profiles — Fort Delaware: A hidden treasure

Ask a friend or neighbor if they have ever been to Fort Delaware, and you will likely receive a blank stare. Surprisingly, this delightful place to visit for children of all ages remains largely undiscovered.


Located on a small...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:44am

Maritime Heritage Festival set for Sunday

Delaware Seashore State Park will host the sixth annual Maritime Heritage Festival at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. The festival brings history alive in unique ways; families can experience...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:19am

Lessons in perspective

Coastal Point • Submitted: Ashleigh White and classmates get ready to go dolphin- and whale-watching in the Moray Firth of the North Sea off Inverness, Scotland.Indian River High School graduate and rising Flager College junior Ashleigh White...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 8:45am

Heritage Trail offers glimpse into Bethany history

For years, one of Bethany Beach’s greatest attractions has been nestled amongst its best-kept secrets.

The town’s heritage walking trail — which, according to Carol Olmstead, chairwoman of the Town’s Cultural & Historic Affairs...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:15am

Warner ‘honored’ to be parade’s grand marshal

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Brett Warner, director of Public Works for Bethany Beach, served as grand marshal of Bethany Beach’s annual Fourth of July Parade on Monday.On Monday, Brett Warner joined a long list of public servants and local...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:13am

Local author to launch new picture book at Saturday event

Coastal Point • Submitted: Ocean View resident Michelle Meadows will be launching her new book, ‘Super Bugs,’ at Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach during a special event on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m.Ocean View resident Michelle Meadows...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:43am

Civil War Profiles – Lee’s escape and Meade’s pursuit after Gettysburg

“I have every reason to believe the enemy is retreating, very much crippled, and hampered with his [wagon] trains.” With these words on July 6, 1863, as recorded in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:40am

Fourth of July brings small-town parades and big-town blasts

Bikes, bonfires, boats and Ben Franklin will usher in the annual celebration of that nation’s independence as patriotic revelers gather from near and far in American merriment. With events kicking off across the county on Sunday and Monday, there...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:20am

Former local student now a New York film producer

Gabrielle Nadig grew up with a passion for filmmaking and capturing life on camera.

“I’d always had a personal camcorder,” she said. “I loved filming my friends and family.”

For Nadig, that interest really materialized in middle...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:17am

Civil War author Ryan to hold book signing this Friday

This weekend, Civil War enthusiasts will get the chance to meet with Bethany Beach author and Civil War historian Tom Ryan.

Ryan will be signing copies of his 2015 book, “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:14am

Myles from everywhere

Submitted by • Jeremy Ryan: Rising country music star Morgan Myles will hit the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Thursday, July 7.For Morgan Myles, tearing her anterior cruciate ligament while playing soccer in her senior year of high school was...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:01am

Civil War Profiles – Delawarean’s contribution to Union victory at Gettysburg

A series of untimely and dramatic events brought George Sykes to the forefront during the Gettysburg campaign in June and July 1863.


Following the resignation of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker as commander of the Union Army of the Potomac...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:55am

Farmers’ market season brings freshness to customers

In the summer months, when you see white tents popping up in parking lots early in the morning, you’d be wise to stop and take a look — and breathe deeply the scents you’ll find underneath those tents. You’ll be glad you did — and so will your...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:09am

Holts Landing summer concerts begin June 28

Imagine live music in a peaceful park setting, just as the sun sets over Indian River Bay. That’s exactly what organizers envision at three different family fun nights in Holts Landing State Park this summer.

“People want to come down...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:25am

Barefoot Gardeners flower show to bloom Saturday

The Barefoot Gardeners are all about sharing their passion with others, and this weekend is no exception. The group is putting its best leaves forward in its second annual Small Standard Flower Show to be held Saturday, June 25, at the Brandywine...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:19am

Civil War Profiles: If you are planning a trip to Gettysburg…

It is often said that, once you go to the Gettysburg National Military Park in south central Pennsylvania, you are likely to return again and again. The bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place there, and the battlefield radiates an aura that...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:20am

Old Timer’s Day street festival returning to Selbyville

Once upon a time, Selbyville had dirt roads, a booming railroad and the title of “Strawberry Capital of the World.”

While those things have changed, the town still celebrates its heritage at the annual Old Timer’s Day, which will be held...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:25pm

Fenwick’s Fin Alley offers coastal classics with a modern twist

Coastal Point photo • Tyler Valliant: Bill and Linda Guckin are the proud new owners of Fin Alley in Fenwick Island, taking over the former Charlie's Bayside with a new menu and new look. There was much to do when Bill and Linda Guckin took over...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:47am

VFW chicken shack reopens, with help from strangers

After a winter storm wrecked a local chicken shack, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 members didn’t imagine they’d be able to reopen for summer, without paying a dime. But, the fundraising barbecue shack reopened on May 21, in time for the...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:54am

Hit Men to hit Freeman Stage with dose of rock classics

Coastal Point • Submitted The Hit Men will perform an array of authentic classics at the Freeman Stage at Bayside this Saturday, June 18.“You had to be there” isn’t a phrase often heard by the Hit Men when it comes to the golden age of rock-and-...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:12am

International students invited to picnic at St. Martha’s

The little church with a big heart is doing its part to welcome the influx of international students to the area, by hosting its annual international students picnic next week.

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach will hold the...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:52pm

Drivers cautioned to watch out for terrapins crossing area roads

Drivers are being urged to use extra caution when traveling Delaware’s coastal highways through June and July. As the summer gets under way, female Diamondback terrapins are crossing Route 1 to lay their eggs in the soft sand of the ocean dunes,...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 8:33am

Delaware tribe’s unrequited loyalty to the Union

Native Americans who once occupied the east coast from Virginia to Massachusetts have a history of friendliness toward white settlers in America. Known as the Delaware or Lenni Lenape tribe, they endured migrations and removals to western...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:45am

Shellfish aquaculture public hearing on June 8 moved to Millville VFC

The DNREC Division of Water’s Wetlands & Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a public hearing Wednesday, June 8, to solicit input on the proposed Statewide Activity Approval (SAA) for shellfish aquaculture in specific designated shellfish...

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 4:30am

Softball, Corvette raffle added to benefit for injured 10-year-old

Planning for “A Night for Garrett (GMoney)” started shortly after 10-year-old Garrett Rogers of Millsboro was seriously injured when he was hit by a van near a local baseball field on Saturday, May 14. The fundraiser is set for Saturday, June 4,...

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 4:39am

NYT-bestselling author Lippman to visit Bethany Beach

‘When my brother was eighteen, he broke his arm in an accident that ended in another young man’s death. I wish I could tell you that we mourned the boy who died, but we did not. He was the one with murder in his heart and, sure enough, death...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:18am

Curran pens first novel

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Walter Curran with his first novel, ‘Young Mariner’ and his first book of poetry, ‘Slice of Life: Cerebral Spasms of the Soul’.Having worked in the maritime field for more than 40 years, Walter Curran knows a...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:28am

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acting Assistant Director Paul Rauch, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, other legislators and members of the community on May 25 to...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:35am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:31am

Delaware State Parks Day offers free admission on June 5

Gov. Jack Markell this week proclaimed June 5 as "Delaware State Parks Day" and along with his proclamation, offered the reminder that, through sponsorship from the Delaware Tourism Office’s “Visit Delaware,” admission is free that day to most...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:23am

American Wetlands Month features research, special programs

This month, DNREC is observing American Wetlands Month with ongoing efforts to restore wetlands, raise awareness of their values and benefits, and encourage actions to protect them.

“American Wetlands Month is a great time to discover the...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Plant-focused foods to star at Rehoboth Beach VegFest

Rehoboth Beach VegFest, an annual celebration of green, kind and sustainable living, is set for the weekend of June 10-12. The centerpiece of the weekend is the free outdoor festival on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Epworth Church...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:53am

Botanic Gardens adds two new board members

The Delaware Botanic Gardens board of directors has elected two new members, Ruth Rogers Clausen and Janet Meenehan Point. The additions bring to 10 the number of board members who are working to open the garden along Pepper Creek in Dagsboro....

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:47am

Delmarva Power launches new easy-access solar app

Delmarva Power is aiming to make it easier for customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to the electric distribution system. One recent change will allow customers who are interested in installing solar panels to...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:43am

Meet the artisans of the 2016 Artisans Fair

Photo courtesy • Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography: A photograph of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with fireworks overhead by Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography. Ickrath will be at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School for the 2016 Artisans Fair on...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:01am

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival bringing music to the swamp

Even though the weather forecast for Saturday is for rain (at this point, is anyone surprised?), the planners of the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival near Gumboro are hopeful that the day won’t be a washout.

The festival stage will be under...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:47am

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival set for May 21 in Frankford

Event featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist to benefit Delaware Wild Lands

Grammy-nominated musician Courtney Hartman will headline the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival in Sussex County on May 21. In addition to her solo career, Hartman is also...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:26am

OV Homecoming Festival & Craft Fair set for this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Kids climb the rock wall that was present during a past Ocean View Homecoming event.This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will host its annual Homecoming Festival & Crafts Fair.

Homecoming will take place on...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:03am

The store that gave rise to Ocean View

The community of Ocean View can trace its origin to 1688. In that year, Lord Baltimore of the Maryland Colony granted 500 acres of land to a Matthew Scarborough. That land grant was called “Middlesex” and was situated in what today is the area...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:48am