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Selbyville Town Hall moves into new, central location

The walls looked rather empty at the Selbyville Town Council’s meeting on Monday night. The books and photos had been packed away, ready for a new adventure.

Moving day arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 10, as Selbyville Town Hall was officially...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:57pm

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Son of cyclist killed on Route 26 welcomes safety project

News that the Ocean View Town Council approved funding for a traffic safety project to make Route 26 safer for both motorists and cyclists greatly pleased the son of a local man who was killed while biking on that busy road Memorial Day weekend...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:50pm

Lobster Fest to benefit local charities

The Knights of Columbus of the Parish of St. Ann know a good thing when they see it, so this weekend they are hosting their second annual Lobster Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Although the later of the event’s two seating times, at 5 p.m.,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:42pm

Worker critically injured in Bethany Beach fall

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating an industrial accident in Bethany Beach that seriously injured a Laurel man.

Police said the incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 13, around 2:12 p.m., at a residence that was under...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:41pm

The Wall That Heals will be at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View from Oct. 3-6.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica to visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View is inviting the public to visit The Wall That Heals, a large-scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and a companion mobile education center, during a...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:38pm

Music, laughter, friendship forged the Mountain Boys

When Bob Barber talked about being a member of the band Millville Mountain Boys, it was with a kind of gentlemanly gratefulness.

“I can’t stop smiling when I’m there. It’s so relaxing,” he told the Coastal Point shortly before he died,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:10am

Life-Saving Station Museum to host another historical dinner

As the sun was setting over Rehoboth Bay on a Saturday in late April, the smell of a wood-burning fire and steamed clams began to fill the air surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.

State park interpreters, dressed in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am

Ocean View addresses sinkhole, storm damage, drainage

Ken Cimino, director of Planning, Zoning & Development for the Town of Ocean View, during his monthly report to the town council on Tuesday, Sept. 10, said his department had responded to a report of a sinkhole in the road at The Preserve at...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:59am

Selbyville gets 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 of the town,” said CPA Leslie Michalik...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:57am

Ocean View to revisit parking occupancy limit

The Ocean View Town Council will meet for a special session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to discuss amending a parking ordinance.

At the regular meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Walter Curran explained that there is a town ordinance...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:56am

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring police 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 19, 2019 - 10:55am

Millsboro continues weighing town hall, police department options

The Millsboro Town Council is awaiting updated designs for two versions of the new town hall to be built on Main Street — one version a single-story building and the other a two-story structure — in time for their next special meeting, on Oct. 3...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:54am

Special Olympics families offered Families Day at the Beach

More than 250 Special Olympics athletes and family members are expected to gather on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cape Henlopen State Park, for the 28th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:52am

A decade later, memories of Mum hold fast

The evening before my mother died, I sat on a hard-backed chair next to her bed in a darkened room, holding her hand and watching her breathe. Soft light fell on her face, on the features that were so familiar.

A few hours earlier, as sick...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:46am

DSP Troop 4 holds Community Café in Millsboro area

Speeding on Long Neck Road and reducing unnecessary noise were among the issues on the minds of residents who joined officers from Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown this week for a Community Café, casually known as “Coffee with a Cop...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:40am

‘Democracy doesn’t work unless everybody participates’

LWV to host voter registration at Del Tech

To create some buzz for democracy, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will help register people to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

The on-site voter registration and information...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:39am

Sandy Kaizar, left, and granddaughter Niki Munz, share a laugh in front of the popular ice cream shop.

Nana & Pops serving up ice cream for a quarter-century in Long Neck

It was an unexpected and tender moment when customer Darrell Patterson Jr. arrived at Nana & Pops Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice to share the news.

“I wanted you to know my grandfather passed — Paul Powell. He loved your coconut water...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:26am

Sussex County staff get trained in fair housing rules

The Sussex County Council, at an informational workshop on fair housing on Tuesday afternoon, discussed what is known as NIMBY— “Not in my back yard.”

NIMBY is illegal, explained Jarrod Elwell, director of civic engagement and fair housing...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:21am

Travel advisor Duane Whitman will talk about new and future ‘Out of this World’ experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and other new attractions throughout Walt Disney World in an event this Saturday at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View.

Travel advisor to talk about ‘out of this world’ experiences at Disney World

“If you’ve ever wanted to step inside and be part of the interplanetary worlds you’ve seen in ‘Star Wars’ movies, you have the opportunity now at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World,” said Glass Slipper Concierge Duane Whitman.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:57am

The Long Cottage is one of the many homes available to view on the 2019 Historical Coastal Towns tour.

The Long Cottage on North Second Street welcomes you in

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 19, 2019 - 9:49am

Greetings from the Peverley House

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 19, 2019 - 9:47am

Cooley to show whimsical ceramics at Gallery One

Gallery One announced this week that Rehoboth Beach-based ceramic artist John Cooley has joined Gallery One. His work is now on displayed in the Artisan’s Room.

“The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View are excited to welcome John Cooley....

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:42am

Evergreene Homes hosted a Meet-the-Artist event on Saturday, Sept. 7, with Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

Evergreene Homes hosts Wisbrock, Rice at Meet-the-Artist event

Evergreene Homes on the afternoon of Sept. 7 hosted local artists Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice at the Tidal Walk community in Ocean View. Attendees of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival were invited to the Meet-the-Artist Happy Hour in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:14am

Seeking light home projects for Selbyville Rock the Block

Need a hand, Selbyville? Homeowners who need some help with light chores or outdoor maintenance can sign up for Rock the Block, a community event on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Local volunteers will be...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:22am

Patriotic members of the community showed up on Friday, Sept. 6, to offer their support to Warrior Beach Week families in a Heroes Welcome Home parade.

Vets, families celebrated

It’s about 11 miles from the Marketplace at Sea Colony to the Bayside community west of Fenwick Island. The trip takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

On Friday, Sept. 6, starting around 4:45 p.m., in blustery, damp weather...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Dagsboro council to discuss effects of water-rate hike

Following last month’s notice from the Town of Millsboro that it was significantly increasing their water rates, Dagsboro officials have been scrambling to figure out how exactly the Town would be able to make up the difference in cost when they’...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:24pm

School district new finance director

It took a few tries, but the Indian River School District has hired a new Director of Business. Tammy Smith was set to begin her duties on Sept. 10.

Smith most recently worked in the private sector, and was previously employed in the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:23pm

Millville park breaks ground

Officials from the Town of Millville and the Whayland Co. break ground on the town’s new park on Tuesday, Sept. 10, setting in motion a project four years in the making. The park, located off Dukes Drive and Route 26, will eventually include...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:17pm

Millsboro teen arrested following alleged gun threat at Sussex Tech

After a fight in the hallway of Sussex Technical High School, a Millsboro student allegedly made veiled threats that resulted in a felony arrest.

Editor's Note: Coastal Point editorial policy is to not identify minors who...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Bethany voters re-elect incumbents in council election

Bethany Beach voters turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon this week, casting their ballots in the annual town council election to the usual backdrop of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Three seats were up for election this year,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:58pm

Volunteers are the backbone of the Delaware Botanic Gardens, according to organizers.

Delaware Botanic Gardens officially opens on Monday

After years of hard work, the moment has finally arrived: The Delaware Botanic Gardens will officially open to the public this week, with regular hours beginning on Monday, Sept. 16.

It’s a moving experience, said volunteer Jane Peters,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:55pm

The Greater Millsboro Art League’s Deb Doucette is looking for grants and public monies to make improvements to the building.

Millsboro Art League desperate for improvements

Touched by how much a mother, father and their children enjoyed Family Fun Night at the Greater Millsboro Art League, the way they gathered for dinner, then painted together, talking and laughing, without a cell phone in sight, Deb Doucette...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:52pm

Emergency prep workshop reminds people to plan early

Any emergency is stressful, whether it’s heart attack while weeding the garden, or a nor’easter pummeling the shore. Between Delaware’s vulnerability to coastal storms and life’s other stressful surprises, people need to prepare for emergencies...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:49pm

Millville approves natural gas coming to town

The Millville Town Council has approved a non-exclusive agreement with Chesapeake Utilities Corp. for potential future distribution of natural and mixed gas within the town.

The agreement comes about a year after Chesapeake Utilities...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:47pm

Ocean View investing in traffic safety project

In an effort to address bicycle and pedestrian safety, the Ocean View Town Council this week approved $35,000 for a traffic safety project, which will be undertaken by the town’s Planning, Zoning & Development Department.

Ken Cimino,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:46pm

The Poffel house is one of many coastal cottages that will be open for the Historic Coastal Towns tour on October 12.

Poffel Cottage to be featured on home tour

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 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Indian River arts festival moves to September

Those who attended an arts festival in July at the Indian River Marina in past years and loved it, but thought maybe they’d somehow missed it this year — they are in luck — as is anyone looking for a fun family activity.

The Autumn Art...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:59am

Bethany Beach Dinker-Irvin Museum Open for Preview

The Bethany Beach Museum at Dinker-Irvin Cottage will open its doors to the public on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., and will remain open on Saturdays through October, as part of a special preview being offered while the museum is still...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:58am

Chris Bason examines a bit of marsh in the Rehoboth Bay.

CIB gala to mark 25 years of environmental stewardship on the bay

It will be a night of lively music overlooking the Delaware bays. To celebrate decades of eco-advocacy, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is hosting its 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The CIB is...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:53am

Even as officials discussed the regular flooding of Oak Orchard, cars were driving in the wrong lane in order to avoid giant puddles left from a recent rainstorm and high tide. Pictured, from left, are DelDOT Chief Engineer Shanté Hastings, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and DelDOT Engineer Jason McCluskey.

Carper champions infrastructure bill in flood-prone Oak Orchard

There wasn’t a major storm on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t even high tide. But vehicles in Oak Orchard were still dodging massive puddles and nuisance flooding leftover from Sunday’s rain.

Oak Orchard is a particularly low-lying area on the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:50am

It was a warm, sunny evening for organizers and winners of the annual South Bethany Adopt-A-Canal/Road-End Beauty Contest.

Flowers and otters

South Bethany canals a peaceful place

“There’s an otter that lives in there,” said Carole Fischer, smiling at a South Bethany canal located near her home. “It’s really, really cute, and my grandkids just love it. He peeks up, and he dives down.”

She enjoys the canals so much...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:46am

Wings & Wheels 2019 set to take flight

With Wings & Wheels 2019 set to take place the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5, planning is nearly complete.

Things will kick off that Friday with Pathways to Aviation Day, in which 125 high school students will spend the day at the Delaware...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:41am

Coast Day Essay Contest asks how to positively impact coastal areas

Delaware Sea Grant and the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean & Environment (CEOE) are welcoming fifth-grade students from across the state to participate in the annual Coast Day essay contest.

This year’s prompt asks...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:12am

The Allison Stine Team named one of America’s Best

The Allison Stine Team, a sales team in Long & Foster Real Estate’s Bethany Beach sales office, has been honored as one the best real estate agents in Delaware. The Allison Stine Team ranked as No.14 in Sales Volume and No. 20 in Transaction...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:11am

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