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Cozy Critters on probation after child’s fall into septic tank

Cozy Critters Child Care near Ocean View has been placed on probation for one year by the State of Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing, following an incident there on Aug. 16 in which a toddler fell into an open septic tank.

The child...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:06pm

Homeowner group objects to wind-farm proposal

A homeowners’ group has raised a series of objections to a proposal by a wind-farm developer for an estimated $15 million to $18 million project in Fenwick Island State Park.

The Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH), which...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:54pm

Frankford seeks intersection safety help from State

A recent fatal accident at a Frankford intersection has spurred the Town to seek help from state officials to make the spot safer.

Bruce Eckerd Jr. died Sept. 26 when he was driving westbound on Daisey Street at the intersection with Route...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:52pm

Bridge repairs will require a detour for all southbound traffic on U.S. Route 113 in Millsboro.

Bridge repairs will require a detour for southbound Route 113 traffic

Motorists should expect a significant impact to their U.S. Route 113 driving experience in the coming weeks: the southbound lanes of Route 113 will be fully closed in Millsboro, from Radish Road to Handy Road, from Nov. 3 to 17, with an...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:48pm

Healing hits home

Vietnam War memorial replica arrives in Ocean View for visit

Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, shouts of “Here it comes!” rang out on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View as flag-waving crowds craned their necks to see down the road.

First, an escort of law-enforcement officers on motorcycles, sirens...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:23pm

Delaware ACA insurance rates expected to tumble

Commissioner addresses consumer issues in Coastal Point exclusive

Participants in Delaware’s health insurance exchange will see their rates decrease an average of 19 percent in 2020, state Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced this week.

Navarro visited the Coastal Point on Thursday, Sept. 26...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:14pm

Delmarva Power amends Whites Creek powerline plans

Having already heard some public concerns, Delmarva Power & Light has made some last-minute changes to their plans to install electric lines under Whites Creek. The public comments period for their application has been extended to Friday, Oct...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:12pm

State park improvements proposed as part of project

The public was offered a chance on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to get a look at a proposal for improvements at Fenwick Island State Park — a proposal that is tied to plans for a wind farm off the Delaware-Maryland coast.

An open house on the...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:09pm

Family hopes marshmallows, outreach bring dog home

When Ace darted out of his owner’s house on Sunday, Sept. 22, his owner was concerned. But the 5-year-old 100-pound yellow Labrador retriever had run off before, then returned in an hour or so.

But when days went by, and Ace — who owner...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:05pm

Virginia Pepper and Debbie McCabe are two of the first faces to greet people at the new Selbyville Town Hall.

Public invited to Selbyville Town Hall open house

Selbyville’s new town hall is open for business. The public is being invited to celebrate the new town hall and police department at its new location at 1 W. Church Street.

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Town will host a ribbon-cutting to...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:03pm

  Having completed police academy, Officer Terik Fullerton was congratulated by South Bethany Police Department, pictured here with Chief Jason Lovins.

South Bethany hires final recruit for academy, introduces new officer

Graduation accomplished! As the South Bethany Police Department continues to rebuild, they celebrated Officer Terik Fullerton’s graduation from the Delaware police academy. He completed the six-month program in August, with high honors.

“...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:58pm

Art League to appeal to Millsboro council over building repairs

The president of the Greater Millsboro Art League will go before the Millsboro Town Council again on Monday, Oct. 7, asking that monthly rent paid to the Town for housing the league be waived indefinitely, in exchange for repairs made to the...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:56pm

From left, Karen McGrath, Lt. Col. David C. Park and Sen. Carper look over a ‘before’ graphic of the Rehoboth/Dewey Beach replenishment.

Rehoboth/Dewey beach replenishment begins soon

New Army Corps commander visits Bethany dunes

 

Sand is the sacrificial defender of Delaware beach towns. By rebuilding the dunes and beach every few years, the state and federal government are aiming to protect local infrastructure...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:27pm

By the Ocean opens new warehouse, showroom

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, By the Ocean Flooring, Kitchens, Bathrooms & Renovations celebrated the grand opening of its new warehouse and showroom by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Ocean...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:07pm

Unclaimed cremains interred with special service in Millsboro

About a dozen people attended a committal ceremony for cremation remains unclaimed by families for years, with one of the cremains being kept at the funeral home since 1976.

A dozen sets of remains were committed during an ecumenical...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:51am

Dana’s boardwalk liquor store serves boutique Bethany convenience

It took a familiar face to bring a liquor store to downtown Bethany Beach. In the two-week blink of an eye, Dana Banks-Klimek transformed her boardwalk-area gourmet shop into Dana’s Pantry & Package liquor store.

Now they’re a full-...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:49am

Ocean View council to discuss parking requirement at Oct. 8 meeting

The Ocean View Town Council, at a work session this week, further discussed the section of an ordinance that would set an occupancy parking limit.

“There are two parts to this ordinance. One limited the number of people to a house. The...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:47am

Work beginning on New Millville Town Park project

The Whayland Co. is preparing to begin work on the new town park project in Millville.

The long-awaited project, which will include playgrounds, a fitness trail, a recreation center, pickleball courts and more, is set to open in the spring...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:46am

Millsboro museum preserves growing town’s past

Among the many gems in charming Millsboro is the little museum, nestled inside Town Hall.

It’s a single room artfully arranged and filled with photographs, books, clothing — even a cannonball made where the iron foundry once stood — that...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Children learn about crabs during Coast Day in 2014.

Coast Day 2019 will celebrate science, stories and seafood

Coast Day presents a fascinating look at the ocean, from the boat to the laboratory, and everything in between.

The annual festival returns on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:39am

Aviation festival, car show set for this weekend in Georgetown

The 12th annual Wings & Wheels fall festival, featuring the slogan, “Where the sky meets the road,” is planned for Saturday, Oct. 5, at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event, sponsored by the Greater...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:37am

Local author to speak to Millsboro book club

Local author B.B. Shamp, who wrote the new suspense novel “The Grist Mill Bone,” as well as other books, will speak to members of the book club sponsored by Friends of the Library, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Millsboro Public Library...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:36am

Local church to host international peacemaker from Costa Rica

Ocean View Presbyterian Church will host “A Weekend with Erlinda Quesada, International Peacemaker” on Oct. 5-6. Erlinda Marie Quesada Angulo, a Presbyterian International Peacemaker, and her translator, Dr. Karla Koll, a PC (USA) mission co-...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:34am

Tiffany Studios’, ‘Woman with Wisteria,’ is a leaded glass peice that will be on display during the tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Gallery One offering bus trip to Chrysler Museum of Art on Oct. 15

Gallery One representatives this week announced that reservations are now open for their Oct. 15 bus trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler, they noted, is considered one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:31am

Local pets, owners set to Bark for Life this weekend

Dogs in costumes and a contest for the cutest canine and closest resemblance to the owner are among events planned for the second annual Bark for Life of Sussex County.

Designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society, the dog walk...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:30am

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tourney Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format, and the entry fee is $90...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:10am

Open house on FI State Park improvements, partnership set for tonight

The public will have a chance on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to get a look at a proposal for improvements at Fenwick Island State Park — improvements that are tied to plans for a wind farm off the Delaware-Maryland coast.

The project, estimated to...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:40am

Open house on FI State Park improvements, partnership set for tonight

 

The public will have a chance on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to get a look at a proposal for...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:23am

Electric line proposed under Whites Creek; hearing scheduled for Oct. 1

Public comments will be accepted for a few more days regarding Delmarva Power & Light’s request to install electric lines under Whites Creek.

Delmarva Power has requested a State of Delaware...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:06pm

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill

History on display in Bethany

Like a veteran actress making a comeback in a new role, the Dinker-Irvin Museum in Bethany Beach is ready for its close-up — almost.

The historic beach home has been moved down the street and has been partially renovated in preparation for...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

Millsboro council to continue town hall discussion Oct. 3

The Millsboro Town Council will meet for a third special session to discuss plans for the new town hall and moving the police department into the existing town government office building.

They will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:22pm

Selbyville Town Council receives a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

Selbyville Town Council receives a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

Jewish New Year observances to start this weekend

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday, Sept. 29, and continues until Tuesday, Oct. 1, this year, beginning 10 days of repentance that end with Yom Kippur, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Wednesday, Oct. 9. These are the most solemn High Holy...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:18pm

Neighbors raise objections to apartment complex proposed near Ocean View

Neighbors who live near property in the Ocean View area that is proposed for a 45-unit apartment complex are objecting to the owner’s request to have zoning changed from AR-1 to GR, saying apartments don’t fit in with the neighborhood.

...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:17pm

Open house to introduce proposed Fenwick state park improvements

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, to review potential improvements to Fenwick Island State Park as part of a public-private partnership. The open house will take place at...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:15pm

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring officer

The Frankford Town Council made two moves involving ensuring the safety of its residents at its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

The council approved a contract for security cameras and lights in Frankford Town Park. The subject of the need for...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:14pm

Ryan Parrill, the supervisor of Hocker’s soups and prepared foods department, preaches the ‘keep it simple’ mantra.

Team of cooks provides comfort food for locals, visitors

With temperatures starting their slow slide toward freezing, there’s usually a shift in eating patterns as well — toward warm, filling meals that simmer on the stove or bake in the oven for hours.

Comfort food. Soups and stews. Meatloaf...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:13pm

Toy & Train Show offers ‘carnival fun’ for all ages Seaside Railroad Club presenting displays at Roxana fire hall

Summer may be over, and the carnivals, fairs and other summer amusements have packed up until next year. But visitors to this weekend’s Indian Summer Toy & Train Show in Roxana can return to those happy times, in miniature.

The...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:10pm

Come on in to the Bohner Cottage in South Bethany

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Historic Coastal Towns offer you a glimpse of earlier times in South Bethany by touring six historic cottages and the town’s Richard Hall Memorial Walkway of historic markers.   Present owners are graciously opening...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:58am

Kids creating ‘Kindness Explosion’ for Frankford library patrons

Reading books can bring the full range of human emotions. Books can transport one into new worlds and historic moments. They can bring laughter and sadness. Visitors to the Frankford Public Library, though, might find something else inside the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:45am

Inspiring Hope Conference to address mental health, safety issues

Kevin Breel, a mental health advocate and TED Talk speaker, will present the keynote address at NAMI Delaware’s Annual Inspiring Hope Conference, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, on Thursday, Oct. 10.

To be held at the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:41am

Beebe offers free six-week course on healthy living with diabetes

Beebe Healthcare will offer its next six-week program for those living with diabetes starting Monday, Sept. 30, 2-4:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

The Healthy Living Workshop for Diabetes program is designed to help...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:29am

Shante Hastings

A keen eye on local traffic issues

Local woman is DelDOT’s chief engineer

When Shanté Hastings hits traffic at home in Long Neck and Millsboro, she is not just thinking about the problem. As the Delaware Department of Transportation’s new chief engineer, she — and her staff — are thinking about a solution.

...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:28am

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will begin its 22nd season, starting Sunday, Sept. 29.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra to present new season

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) — the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Lower Delaware’s only professional symphony — is celebrating its 22nd season, offering concerts in Easton, Md., Ocean City, Md., Ocean Pines, Md., and Ocean View, and...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:24am

Frankford harvest

Rumbling down Frankford’s main street on Monday afternoon, this combine began its autumn corn harvest. Barry Mitchell of Frankford, who sharecrops the land, was hoping to finish all 16 acres in one day.

Sweeping through several rows of...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:18am

Lions Club’s Fritter Shack returns in Millsboro

Seafood lovers with a particular fondness for oyster fritters may be pleased to see the Millsboro Lions Club’s Fritter Shack recently re-opened on Friday in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot.

Also offering crabcake sandwiches, soft-crab...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:02am

The 2019 3-Man champions (from left: Dave Horton, Matt Piperno and Dale Voorheis) proudly display their trophies.

Cripple Creek supports SEAs the Day

On Sept. 14 and 15, 50 members of Cripple Creek Country Club once again teed it up in support of Operation SEAs the Day.

This was the sixth annual 3Man Challenge golf tournament. The tournament’s sole purpose is to raise needed donations...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:38am

Rina Thaler’s watercolor, ‘Fenced In’ is just one of the paintings to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Dark Shadows’ exhibit.

Gallery One to explore ‘Dark Shadows’ in October exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October show, “Dark Shadows,” which will be open to the public Oct. 2-30.

“This month’s theme at Gallery One is not as ominous as it sounds,” gallery representatives assured. “...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Indoor shooting range planning winter opening in Millsboro

Range Time shooting range, a 15,000-square-foot facility located at 38531 Parker Road in Millsboro, is scheduled to open to the public in the early winter of 2020, the company announced this week. The range is located 5 miles east of Route 50, 9...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:12am