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Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award winner Mallory Drew shares a proud moment during the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing graduation with her aunt and uncle, Kerry and Clint Perkinson.

School of Nursing graduate selected for student philanthropy award

The Beebe Medical Foundation presented the Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award to nursing student graduate Mallory Drew during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 30.

Drew demonstrated her natural leadership and spirit of...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:30am

Orthopaedic Associates opening office in Ocean View

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware recently announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View. Opening Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Avenue, near Lord Baltimore Elementary School, OASD’s doctors...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:27am

The Cove donates to Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside recently presented the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays with a donation of $2,157.53, representing 15 percent of proceeds from dine-and-donate fundraisers in April and May. Pictured, from left, are: Bayside...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:22am

Local and state officials were on hand at the Holts Landing State Park ribbon-cutting event, celebrating the park’s improvements over the last year.

Holts Landing enhancements celebrated with ribbon-cutting

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined by state Sen. Gerald Hocker, state Rep. Ronald Gray and other supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 to celebrate new enhancements at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro.

Those...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:19am

Nanticoke Indian Museum offers insight to tribal history, culture

The annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow is planned for Sept. 7 and 8 this year, with much-anticipated drum groups, dance sessions, vendors, traditional foods and a worship service at 10 on Sunday morning.

Every year, the powwow, held on a...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:15am

Judy Hagen, sculptor and co-owner of 2nd Time Designs, shows off a Red M&M’s mascot, in progress.

Lighthearted art made of heavy metal

There’s a mermaid in the Hagen yard — well, half a mermaid — sporting wildly curly red hair, spherical green eyes and plentiful lips that spit water into a pond below.

Emerging from the bow of a wooden boat, the myth of folklore, who Judy...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:10am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am

East Coast Garden Centers was recently awarded Proven Winners top location in the U.S.

East Coast Garden Center named top Proven Winners location

On Thursday, June 13, East Coast Garden Center staff celebrated its recognition as the 2019 No. 1 Garden Center in the country for staff certified with the Proven Winners plant brand. With 83 Proven Winners-certified employees, East Coast Garden...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:52am

Joanne Guilfoil and Vice Adm. Walter ‘Ted’ Carter pose at the Herndon Climb.

Local author publishes book on U.S. Naval Academy

“The United States Naval Academy A-Z” was recently published by local author Joanne K. Guilfoil. The paperback celebrates the 1,200 young men and women who are planning to endure the challenges and rigor of Plebe Summer 2019 (basic midshipmen...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:49am

A custom two-tiered light fixture with nautical ropes and pulleys is featured alongside the across-hallway bridge in this waterfront home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No.8

Wraparound water views greet visitors to this new bayfront home

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24-25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

When a perfectly-sited lot on the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:46am

Keller Williams Realty announces Top Producers for May

Keller Williams Realty recently announced the May 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Maryhelen Garst of the West Fenwick office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of May...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:44am

Serfass studies conservation in Australia

Selbyville resident Molly Serfass, a master’s degree student in the Advanced Inquiry Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will soon travel to Australia to study coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:43am

Nurse Sherry Daisy signs the beam at Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Health Campus on Thursday, June 13.

Beebe supporters sign beam at South Coastal Health Campus

Team members and supporters gathered at Beebe Healthcare’s new South Coastal Health Campus near Millville on June 13 to sign a portion of a beam and a wall to celebrate the forward progress of construction at the site. The beam was also taken to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:42am

Cpl. Majewski poses with his service award for 15 years of service.

Majewski receives service award for 15th anniversary

Cpl. Stephen Majewski of the Fenwick Island Police Department recently marked his 15th anniversary and was presented with a service award. Majewski has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from DeSales University in Pennsylvania, and before he...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:36am

CHEER Beach Day returns after hiatus

Plans are progressing for the return of CHEER’s Beach Day in Rehoboth on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities are free to the public.

There will be a Health Fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 a.m....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:35am

Maurer joins Bethany Beach Christian Church as interim pastor

Bethany Beach Christian Church Vice-Moderator Mary Johnston, left, and Pastoral Relations Chair Brenda Chisholm, right, welcome the church’s interim pastor, the Rev. Peter G. Maurer, center, on June 16.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:25am

Kaylee Hall, T.J. Moore and Grant Argo pose for a photo with Beau Smith during the Blue-Gold game.

More than a football game

IR students take part in 64th annual Blue-Gold game

Like the first one held 64 years ago, this year’s annual Blue-Gold football game, played Friday, June 21, at the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, was more than a football game.

The Delaware Foundation...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Sussex Riptide rides a wave of success at Special Olympics event

It was a banner day with some smashing success for some area tennis players at the recent state event at the Delaware Special Olympics, held at the University of Delaware.

The Sussex Riptide team, featuring athletes from all across the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:04am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Record number of participants in weeklong IR volleyball camp

With the success of both the Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ volleyball programs, the sport is truly growing by leaps and bounds. It certainly helps to have a couple of diehards spearing the area’s efforts to “Grow the Sport.”

...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:55am

Beebe now offering patient portal for oncology services

Patients and families with Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services now have a new way to keep track of their care. The Cancer Care Patient Portal is now available for patients and their families, giving them access to all their treatment information...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:54am

Police seek missing Bethany woman

Bethany Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating Linda Lee Bravo, 70, who was last reported as seen on Thursday, June 13, at Sea Colony East near Bethany Beach.

Bravo was described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing around...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:21am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of car wash

A proposed new car wash in Millville got an enthusiastic response from both those in attendance in a crowded meeting room and the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission at a meeting on Thursday, June 13.

The car wash, proposed by Imoh...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:20am

IRSD turns to operational and reserve funds to function

The Indian River School District is brainstorming temporary financial solutions until the public approves a permanent fix.

To build a needed new school, the district had hoped to use state funds and a local tax increase. Since the local...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:19am

South Bethany chasing down rental taxes

South Bethany has joined a long list of municipalities wondering if homeowners are really paying all the taxes they owe. It’s a tricky situation that’s not always easy to prove: Is someone renting their house to vacationers, and do they owe...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:18am

Sussex County adopts $185.8M budget for 2020 fiscal year

The Sussex County Council, following a public hearing Tuesday, June 18, voted unanimously to approve the proposed $185.8 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year that begins July 1. By law, Sussex County must adopt a balanced budget by June 30...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:16am

Celebrating the appointment of South Bethany’s new police chief are, from left, Mayor Tim Saxton, Police Chief Jason Lovins, his wife, Ali Lovins, and outgoing council member Gerald ‘Jerry’ Masiello.

South Bethany introduces its new police chief

South Bethany Town Council members were beaming as they introduced the Town’s new police chief, Jason Lovins, at a public welcome reception on June 14. 

“He just continued to rise to the top in the interview process,” said Mayor Tim Saxton...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:16am

Dagsboro council approves budget for 2020 fiscal year

Tax rate will remain the same

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, June 17, made it official: property taxes will remain the same for the 2020 fiscal year. The council voted 4-0 to approve the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, with Councilman William...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:12am

The John M. Clayton School Class of 1954 Monthly Luncheon

The John M. Clayton School Class of 1954 loves sharing a monthly luncheon at various local restaurants, but their June 14 event was particularly special, celebrating the 65th anniversary of their graduation from the school, with classmates and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:10am

Fenwick council election set for Aug. 3

Fenwick Island will have a town council election in 2019, after six candidates registered to run in the Saturday, Aug. 3, election, with four of seven seats up for grabs. Candidates certified on June 19 include the four incumbents, Gene Langan,...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:08am

Delaware Anti-Litter Alliance members commit to reducing litter statewide

Gov. John Carney recently joined New Castle and Wilmington officials, members of the General Assembly and advocates to announce the Delaware Anti-Litter Alliance — a coalition of local leaders committed to reducing litter in Delaware.

The...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:44am

Tidemark Federal Credit Union opens Selbyville location

On Thursday, June 6, Tidemark Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its Selbyville location by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘Tidemark Federal Credit Union focuses on building...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:43am

FI Lions award $15K in scholarships to IRHS seniors

Each year, the Fenwick Island Lions Club sets aside, as part of their annual budget, funds to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding seniors of Indian River High School.

“To choose the recipients of the scholarships is always a...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:41am

Schell Brothers, Freeman open clubhouse at Tidewater Landing

Team members of Schell Brothers and the Carl M. Freeman Companies join together to open the new clubhouse and pool amenity at Tidewater Landing on May 22. Pictured in front of the living wall within the clubhouse are, from left: Tim Green, Schell...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:40am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Sussex Tech honors employees for service

The Sussex Technical School District recently honored 31 employees for their years of public service, to the state and to the district. The employees honored have worked a combined 510 years for the State of Delaware and 353 years for Sussex Tech...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:33am

Program offers support for younger women with breast cancer

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is offering a new program called Young Survivors in Action. Young Survivors in Action is a support group that focuses on the issues and concerns facing younger women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:31am

Lord Baltimore Lions Club President Janet Bauer, left, presents the Club Lion of the Year Award to Lion Don Sherwood.

Lord Baltimore Lions Club announces new officers

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club celebrated their 73rd Charter Night & Installation Dinner on Wednesday, June 12, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club near Dagsboro. Lions gathered with family members and guests to commemorate completion of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:16am

Annual Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Old Timer’s Day on Saturday, June 15, in Selbyville. The event featured food, live music by the Bob Dickerson Band, door prizes, children’s...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:13am

Bill Pfaff describes programs to help Sussex County businesses, from low-interest loans to free data from local industries.

Focus on Western Sussex as County aims to help business

Small-business owners looking to grow don’t have to feel alone. They can get support from Sussex County Economic Development Office.

From attracting new industries to helping small businesses grow, Bill Pfaff’s office has a mission to...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:27am

State park to hold historic shipwreck rescue drill reenactment

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park will be reenacting a 19th-century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of two locations in the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:23am

Weathered wood furniture warms the more contemporary pieces of metal and stone in this canalfront home, which will be featured on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24-25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 7

Canal views welcome visitors in this five-bedroom South Bethany home

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

After vacationing in South Bethany...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:20am

Bethany Independence Day parade celebrating 35th year

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade is reaching a milestone in 2019. Scheduled for Thursday, July 4, the parade will celebrate its 35-year anniversary with its traditional 2-mile route beginning at noon through downtown Bethany.

Anyone...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:13am

Anderson

Anderson named new CEO of Realtors association

The Board of Directors of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) announced this week the hiring of a new chief executive officer (CEO) who will manage the county’s only real estate trade association and oversee services to its more...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:09am

Carly Miller, co-owner of Styled, left, celebrates the business’ merger with Jim Gray of The City Florist, center, and Jess Bain, co-owner of Styled, right.

The City Florist merges with Styled for The Total Package

Styled, a seasonal and special-occasion design décor company operating throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, recently merged with Jim Gray, designer and owner of The City Florist of Salisbury, Md.

“We are absolutely...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:07am

Boaters urged to be alert when navigating Baker’s Channel this summer

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section recently advised boaters traveling in the Inland Bays throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:56am

Indian River is being well represented when it comes to the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game this year. During a recent event leading up to the game, IR’s Patrick Spencer, left, Kaylee Hall, center-left, and Grant Argo, right, participated in a dance with their ‘buddy’ Beau Smith, center-right.

Blue-Gold game about more than football

The 64th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is an annual showcase for high school seniors that allows them to don their respective schools’ football helmets for one last time.

However, the game is not just about the play on the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:52am

Boaters reminded to avoid distracted boating, improper lookouts

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded boaters to always be safe on the waters by avoiding distracted boating and improper lookouts.

“Inattentive operation of a vessel in Delaware includes both distracted...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:47am