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Fenwick farmers’ market awards another basket

The Fenwick Island Farmers Market awarded its August produce basket on Aug. 30, to Matthew Kennedy of Fenwick Island, whose grandmother, Cindy Whaley, accepted the prize for him. Pictured, from left, are representatives of Fresh Harvest and...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:10am

REV360! cycling studio opens in Ocean View

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, REV360! celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Owned by Erik Schreiber, owner of CustomFit360, the studio is located at 29P Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Some Very Important Families are in town for Warrior Family Beach Week. So many in the community strive to make it special for the families.

Heroes are welcome here

Local residents help welcome Very Important Families to the beach

Being a host family for Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Family Beach Week is a life-changing experience, according to two local couples.

“We, as volunteers, get so much more back, having the experience of getting to know the families and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:20am

Groundbreaking set for Millville Town Park

At long last, four years after the Town purchased property off Dukes Drive, ground will be broken for the new Millville Town Park.

The ceremonial groundbreaking is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. on the 5-acre property, according to...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:13am

Bethany council candidates take their cases to the voters

Bethany Beach voters will take to the polls on Saturday, Sept. 7, between noon and 6 p.m., to select three town council members from amongst four candidates — three incumbents and a lifelong resident aiming to add his voice to the mix. (Dorian,...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:11am

Nanticoke’s Annual Powwow set to take place this weekend

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe’s 42nd Annual Powwow, a time to celebrate life in the powwow circle, is planned for this weekend at the powwow grounds at 26800 John J. Williams Highway, near Millsboro.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:09am

Cheyenne Wright will perform traditional dances at the Nanticoke Indian Tribe’s 42nd Annual Powwow this weekend.

Nanticoke teen reflects on heritage ahead of Powwow

Being Native American is a way of life for Cheyenne Wright.

It is deep pride in the heritage passed from generation to generation, keeping traditions and honoring the Great Spirit.

“God gave us this earth, and we need to cherish it...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:05am

Ocean View 9-year-old falls in battle with cancer

In the photograph, Aurora Limmer, pretty in a long red dress with white flowers, her bookbag next to her in the driveway, is smiling cheerfully, ready for her first day of school last year.

“Our Princess,” her grandmother called her, when...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:01am

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper has his ceremonial shovel ready for the groundbreaking of the new Automotive Center of Excellence at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Carper helps break ground for Automotive Center

A little dirt flew for a good reason when U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) helped break ground for the new $5.4 million,13,500-square-foot Automotive Center of Excellence at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

Carper,...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:58am

IRSD parents see new hours, administrators for 2019-2020

As parents and teachers snapped back-to-school photos on Tuesday, Sept. 3, families around Indian River School District remarked on changes to bus times.

For most IRSD schools, the school day was indeed shortened by about 10 minutes.

...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:03am

Millsboro Art League director requests rent waiver

The director of the Greater Millsboro Art League asked the town council on Monday to waive the $500 monthly rent paid to the town so the money can be used to pay for much-needed repairs to the building.

Debra Doucette said volunteers have...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:01am

Hudson Road to be closed for drainage improvements

The Delaware Department of Transportation this week announced that Hudson Road in Roxana will be closed between Gum Road and Deer Run Road beginning at 7 a.m. on Sept. 9 and running until 3 p.m. on Sept. 18, pending weather.

The closure is...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:57am

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Shore Appliance opens location in Ocean View

After years of doing business in the Salisbury, Md., area, Shore Appliance Connection Inc. has opened a second store, on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, providing six new jobs for area residents and promising quality service.

Buying from a...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:55am

Northrop Realty opens first office in Delaware

Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster company, opened an office Aug. 15 in Delaware, the first Northrop Realty office located outside Maryland. The 2,500-square-foot office, located at 37077 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, currently supports...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:49am

Mountaire wins safety awards

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, was recognized with national awards this month for their safety record at seven of their facilities by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

“We make safety a priority...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:49am

Wishner named general manager of Papa Grande’s in Fenwick

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Stevie Wishner is the new general manager at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria near Fenwick Island.

“Stevie has been a tremendous addition to our team over the last few...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:48am

Members of the Brown, Emami and Gerard families (as well as Greg Gerard’s service dog, Infidel) gathered at Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to greet the families attending Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Beach Week for the first time this year. The three families are among those returning as ‘alumni’ to help welcome first-time families and make sure they make the most of all the week has to offer.

Operation SEAs the Day welcomes veterans for Warrior Family Beach Week

Anyone driving by the South Coastal Library late in the afternoon on Labor Day might have thought there was a tailgate party going on.

All kinds of vehicles were there, loaded with food; children played cornhole; people laughed and hugged...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:32am

Passport Palooza set for Sept. 10 in Bethany Beach

A record number of people — especially newly naturalized U.S. citizens — are applying for U.S. passports, according to Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer, who noted that in towns across Delaware, people are standing in long lines to apply for...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:21am

Members of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary took a moment out of their time during the event to pose in front of a Quint 50 truck that was on hand for the tournament that was benefitting the fire company. Members include (in not particular order for the picture) Barbara Brown, Brandy Davis, Joy Knox, Marty Pratt, Mary Putschky, Sandy Raymond, Pat Resnick, Tricia Roberts, and Linda Smith.

BBVFC Auxiliary’s inaugural golf event a success

With close to 60 golfers participating, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary’s first-ever benefit golf tournament was declared a rousing success on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Salt Pond Golf Club.

According to the event’s...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:17am

Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon set for Sept. 14

The Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. The event consists of a half-mile swim, 3.45-mile run and 16-mile bike ride. It begins and ends at Delaware Seashore State Park, at Tower Road.

Those...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:14am

Inaugural Jeep Rally for Respect set to ride to Fenwick on Sept. 7

The first-ever Jeep Rally for Respect, benefiting Special Olympics Delaware, will be held this Saturday morning, Sept. 7.

Dozens of Jeeps are expected to participate in the police-escorted ride that starts at the Delaware Seashore State...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 8:54am

Millsboro town hall discussion to continue at Sept. 5 meeting

The Millsboro Town Council will meet this coming week for a second special session to further discuss plans for a new town hall and more space for the overcrowded police department.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

IRSD addresses HS sexual health

Board responds to high rate of pregnancies and federal funding

Until now, the Indian River School District was the only school district in Delaware that didn’t offer reproductive healthcare in its high-school wellness centers. That will change now, as the IRSD school board this week agreed to add those...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

Millville approves contract for long-anticipated park

Four years after the Town of Millville purchased land for a town park, the town council has approved the contract for its construction.

At its Tuesday, Aug. 27, workshop meeting, the council voted to award the contract to the Whayland...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:24pm

State board rejects EDs for Bayhealth, Beebe

The Delaware Health Resources Board has denied applications from both Bayhealth and Beebe Healthcare requesting approval to build new, free-standing emergency departments (EDs) within 8 miles of each other.

A day before the Friday, Aug. 16...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:22pm

The annual Jazz Funeral is an end-of-season tradition in Bethany Beach

Resort set to bid Summer 2019 a fond farewell

Anyone who thinks Bethany Beach is a staid, set-in-her-ways, buttoned-up old girl clearly hasn’t seen her on Labor Day.

For years — 34, in fact — Labor Day has brought out the funk, as well as the jazz, as the town “celebrates” the end of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:19pm

Memorial service honors girls lost in Pot-Nets fire

The Rev. Dawn Edwards offered tender words to comfort those attending the memorial service last week for the three little girls killed in a house fire on Aug. 7, with assurances the little ones were not frightened as they died and that they didn’...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

Older adults invited to emergency-preparedness workshop

With Delaware’s vulnerability to coastal storms, plus life’s other stressful surprises, people need to prepare for emergencies early.

There will be a free “Ready or Not” emergency preparedness workshop for adults 55 or older, plus their...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:48pm

DelDOT responds, announces reduced speed limits in Long Neck

Speed limits on a few roads in Long Neck will be lowered, following complaints from residents about fast-moving traffic.

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, at a community safety meeting last week, announced that they will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:46pm

Fenwick to add crosswalk signage in safety effort

As with its neighboring towns, the subject of crosswalks on Coastal Highway has come up in Fenwick Island, with law-enforcement officials, council members and residents expressing concerns about increases in near-accidents and injuries involving...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:45pm

Troopers offer safety tips for the new school year

The Delaware State Police this week offered safety guidelines for the beginning of the new school year.

“With some schools already in session and some that will start next week, it is important to know thousands of Delaware’s precious...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:45pm

Fenwick moves ahead with channel dredging plan

The Fenwick Island Town Council has agreed to hire a Lewes engineering firm to design, bid and manage the dredging of two channels crucial to the ability of boats to navigate waters in that area.

The council voted at its Friday, Aug. 23,...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:57pm

Sign-language interpreter for Bruce in the USA show

To the delight of the deaf and hearing-impaired in the area, the Freeman Stage will provide an interpreter at the upcoming Bruce in the USA concert on Friday, Sept. 6.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Barbara White, who is hard of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:49pm

Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup in South Bethany

Volunteer registration to close Sept. 2

 

Volunteers are still needed and being encouraged to join the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Delaware...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:47pm

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

Stalls and shoppers crowd the streets at a previous Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Sept. 7

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Schell Brothers will present the 41st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Bethany Beach.

The annual event hosts more than...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:44pm

Dog rescue group, veterans to benefit from Sept. 7 event

Grass Roots Rescue Society members organizing the third annual 4 Paws Got Your 6 benefit on Sept. 7 are hoping to raise about $5,000 to help fund the Grass Roots Rescue Society for dogs and Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH).

The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:42pm

Trap Pond Fall Festival to feature carnival fun

CHEER’s 2019 Trap Pond Fall Festival will have a carnival atmosphere. Taking place at Trap Pond State Park, east of Laurel, on Friday, Sept. 6, games and activities will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Leading the carnival entertainment at...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:41pm

Sussex County begins issuing annual property tax bills

Sussex County taxpayers will have a clear sign in the days ahead that summer is nearing its end, as tax bills for the 2020 fiscal year begin their annual trek to mailboxes and inboxes alike.

Each August, Sussex County government issues...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:38pm

Coons addresses immigration, healthcare concerns at town-hall meeting

Illegal immigration, the high cost of prescription drugs and gun violence dominated the conversation when U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) hosted a town hall meeting in Milford last week.

Dressed in navy blue slacks, a blue shirt with...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Freeman Stage will celebrate the end of the summer season with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Freeman Stage to wrap up 2019 season with MSO, Arts & Jazz Festival

 

As September nears, the Freeman Stage is preparing to celebrate its final events of the 2019 season.

The annual Labor Day celebration with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and fireworks will take place Saturday, Aug. 31. The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:59pm

Good Earth Market will hold an outdoor art festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This photo was taken during the spring festival in 2015.

Outdoor art festival returning to Good Earth Market

Art, food and drink will take center stage at the Good Earth Market’s semi-annual Arts & Crafts Festival during Labor Day weekend.

More than 20 artists and vendors will return to Clarksville on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:55pm

G&E Hocker’s donated $5,000 to representatives of the Alzheimer’s Assocation Delaware Valley Chapter on Monday, Aug. 19.

G&E Hocker’s donates $5,000 to Alzheimer’s Association

Another annual Forget-Me-Not sales campaign hosted by G&E Hocker’s Supermarkets brought in $5,000. Hocker’s donated the proceeds to representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter during a check presentation on Aug. 19...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:53pm

Child-centered nonprofits invited to apply for Moms Club funds

The Moms Club of Coastal Delaware is seeking child-centered certified nonprofit organizations in Sussex County to apply to receive funds from the 14th Annual Children’s Consignment Sale, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, in the Cape...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:51pm

VFW essay contest asks: ‘What the Vietnam Wall means to Me’

It is the legacy of this great country, and its sacred duty to pass on the history and the lessons of America’s story to each new generation. An integral part of that story is the Vietnam Memorial Wall, which honors and will honor into perpetuity...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:49pm

Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy members to perform with MSO

The Music School of Delaware announced that Southern Delaware members of its Suzuki Academy will join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in performance at The Freeman Stage on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Organized by Milford Branch Director Amos Fayette,...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:41pm

Carper encourages students, recent grads to apply for fall internship

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) this week highlighted the Sept. 6 deadline for applications to intern in his Delaware and Washington, D.C., offices.

The paid internship program in Carper’s office is an opportunity for students and recent...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:39pm

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend set for Sept. 20-22

Delaware’s 2019 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is set for the weekend of Sept. 20-22 at Lums Pond State Park near Bear, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week, with 2019 marking the 21st year the state has hosted...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:38pm

Financial Peace University offered at Salem UMC

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) will start a session at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville on Sept. 17, running nine weeks, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

“Millions of people have gone through Dave Ramsey’s...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:18pm

Elton John up next for Ocean Pines Players

With an eight-week run of an original play on the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk behind them, where they paid tribute to the women pioneers who they said all but made Ocean City the thriving resort town it is today, the Ocean Pines Players (OPP) will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:16pm