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Tranzfusion’s newest member, bassist, guitarist and vocalist Al Cook, far left, takes on lead vocals for ‘Nights in White Satin’ with original band members, from left, Bobby Malaby (drums, vocals) Hank Koenig (guitar, vocals) and Bob Davis (keyboards, vocals, bass). The band will feature the Moody Blues classic among a full slate of classic rock on Friday, May 3, at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island — only the band’s second performance ever in Delaware.

Veteran O.C. rockers Tranzfusion reaching into Delaware

“Tranzfusion is all about the sound. It is by far the best classic-rock band in the area. Without a doubt, these guys are second-to-none and are the most fan-friendly performers I’ve seen in a very long time,” said Wally Siegfried, a resident of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:31am

Participants in the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour gather beneath the gazebo in Dagsboro’s Katie Helm Park. Pictured, from left, are: front row, ceramic artist Mary Bower, photographer and painter Jennifer Carter; second row, glass artist Justin Cavagnaro, ceramic and jewelry designer Kim Doughty-Cavagnaro, painter and collage artist Eileen Olson, and glass and photo manipulation artist Jeffrey Todd Moore; and, back row, painters John Donato, Damon Pla, Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

SEDAST participants gearing up for 25th annual studio tour

While many people are gearing up for summer fun, a group of local artists and artisans is looking a little further ahead and making plans for one of the country’s longest-running artist studio tours this fall.

The 25th Annual SouthEastern...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:26am

Bear Trap community members work on the boardwalk at the historic U.S. Army Radar Site.

Preserving history

Bear Trap, Fort Miles Association spruce up WWII site

One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that. 

“This was one of Delaware’s mobile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:47am

P&Z reviews concept plan for OV mini golf

The Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the concept plan for a mini golf course to be located at 3 Atlantic Avenue. The application was submitted by Patrick and Rebecca Adams. 

“This is a concept plan review,” said Town...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:42am

Millville passes strong budget, but will still consider impact fees

Millville is basically rolling in it.

Millville Town Council approved a $1.18 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Nearly half a million of that can go straight into a piggy bank.

For residents, nothing has changed in the Fee &...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:41am

Frank Weisberger stands with the Little Free Library he carved, alongside South Bethany Councilmember Sue Callaway.

South Bethany Earth Day celebrates self-improvement

People can exercise their body and brains while walking around South Bethany. For Earth Day 2019, the ribbons were cut on more outdoor exercise equipment and a third outdoor Little Free Library.

“South Bethany is our favorite place on the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:38am

South Bethany Police Department’s Patrick Wiley was recently promoted to sergeant. He’s accompanied here by guest Linda Weeks and Mayor Tim Saxton.

South Bethany aims to rebuild a quality police department

Sgt. Patrick Wiley received a standing ovation when he faced the public at the April 12 South Bethany Town Council meeting, as officials and residents honored his promotion from corporal, the only fulltime officer still on patrol.

“We are...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:34am

Zachary Hurley thanks a business partner from Redner’s Warehouse Market.

Ennis students learn life skills, one job at a time

Sometimes the best education comes through experience. Howard T. Ennis School students benefit every day from the work experience that Sussex County employers provide. As they prepare for a more independent future, students paused to thank the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:31am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

Millville seeks public comments on released draft comprehensive plan

Since January 2018, the Town of Millville Comprehensive Plan Committee and Town staff have been working on the 10-year update to the 2008 Comprehensive Plan. The Town has partnered with Debbie Pfeil of KCI Technologies Inc. to manage the new plan...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:19am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those hours will be in effect until May 1, 2019, when hours will extend to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:15am

Stephanie Hudson Whitcomb, director of development and outreach for Clear Space Theatre (L) and Donna West, vice chair of the Clear Space board of directors (r) at the Clear Space Theatre exhibit.

Southern Delaware Tourism hosts 4th Annual Tourism Partners Expo

Southern Delaware Tourism held its 4th Annual Tourism Partners Expo on Tuesday, April 16, at Nassau Valley Vineyards. The annual Expo is an opportunity for tourism-related businesses in Sussex County to showcase their offerings to representatives...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:12am

Bayside to host classes, free health screenings

Bayside Institute, a program of life-enrichment at Bayside Resort Golf Club, this week announced its 2nd Annual Wellness Weekend. Organizers said the second-year event will focus on the nourishment of mind, body and soul in support of one’s...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Bethany Beach CHAC to host sand dune presentation

On Tuesday, May 7, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Marine Science Camp, discussing the importance and protection of sand dunes. The program comes on the heels of the Town’s beach...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:04am

Fundraiser scheduled for Dagsboro family

It’s been a roller-coaster week for a little girl from Dagsboro named Aurora.

 Easter break started well for the third-grader, who celebrated the holiday with not one but four Easter egg hunts — a welcome break from the months of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:02am

Calling all hippies and tree huggers! Here’s a sneak peek of the fun to be had at Ocean View’s ‘tree-mendous’ Arbor Day Event, courtesy of Ken Cimino (Director of Planning, Zoning & Development) & Carol Houck (Town Manager).

Ocean View invites community to celebrate Arbor Day

In the past, the Town of Ocean View marked the celebration of Arbor Day with the simple planting of a tree. This year, however, the Town is stepping the celebration up a few notches.

The Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Friday, April...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:58am

South Bethany has eight candidates for four seats

Four seats will be contested in the 2019 South Bethany Town Council election.

The election is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Candidates include a mix of men and women, incumbents and challengers, residents and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:54am

Friends of The Millsboro Library want your books

Yes, it’s that time of the year.  The Friends of The Millsboro Library are starting to organize their July book sale — the best book sale of the summer, according to organizers.

The Friends spend months sorting donations so that during the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:50am

Pictured from left to right, Mithat Armutcu, Angela Armutcu, Lauren Hall, Jackie Lamothe and Sophia Sawicki pose for Jetset Travel’s ribon cutting.

Jetset cuts its ribbon with Chamber

The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Jetset Travel American Express with a ribbon cutting on April 18. Their new office is located at 19470 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach.

Jetset Travel has been serving...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:42am

Trucks to be touched for Relay for Life

There’s something about a big shiny truck that brings out the kid in, well, kids — of all ages. Cliches aside, there is an event this weekend that appeals to all those who love powerful engines, loud horns, huge tires and gleaming metal surfaces...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:31am

District to host additional public referendum meeting

The Indian River School District has added an additional public meeting to highlight the major capital improvement referendum scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Long Neck Elementary School...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:27am

Envision Frankford’s Fourth Annual Egg Scramble

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Town of Frankford held it’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. The event had crafts and of course the egg hunt for children to participate in.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:26am

Amanda Whaley (No. 4) tries to take second from Austin Hubbard (No. 11.)

Action heats up in Georgetown

Last week was bittersweet for Sunoco Race Fuels Super Late Model driver Jason Covert. Early in the week, he lost his close friend, Glenny. Then on Wednesday and Thursday he swept the Super Late Model races at Delaware International Speedway in...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:15am

Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:46am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:45am

Native Plant Sale, Green Living Expo set for May 4

James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View will host the 15th Annual Native Plant Sale — now featuring a Green Living Expo — on Saturday, May 4. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can find a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:44am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Lions to offer information on youth program

Lions Clubs leadership in District 22D will offer a special information session on a social-emotional program for youth on Saturday, May 4, at the Dewey Beach Clubhouse, located at 115 McKinley Street, Dewey Beach. The program will provide an...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:39am

Discussion and Book Signing with Kyle Swenson May 1

Washington Post journalist Kyle Swenson will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction” on Wednesday, May 1, 5:307 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Library. Copies of the book will be available...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:36am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:34am

White.

Bruce White elected to Ocean View council

Ocean View resident Bruce White will serve as the District 1 representative on the Ocean View Town Council following the Town’s annual election on Saturday, April 13.

White won the election with a total of 151 votes. His opponent, Gabriel...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

The Dinker cottage was moved to Garfield Parkway Ext. last June, and will now host the Dinker-Irvin Museum, targeted to open in 2020.

CHAC: Dinker-Irvin museum on target for 2020 opening

Public could get peek inside historic cottage this summer

Sometimes history takes a little while to percolate. That’s the case for the new Bethany Beach museum, which is now slated for its full opening around Memorial Day of 2020 —...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:48pm

Joost Elling will be bringing his stroopwafel to Dagsboro Days on Saturday, April 20.

Local cookie entrepreneur to appear at Dagsboro Days

When Joost Elling was 13, he went to the Netherlands to visit his paternal grandmother and fell in love with a particular Dutch sandwich cookie.

Back home in the United States, after two months in his father’s native country, Elling was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

South Bethany adopts budget with stable taxes, borrowed police

After months of discussion, the South Bethany Town Council on April 12 quickly passed their 2020-fiscal-year budget. Treasurer Don Boteler said he was proud to announce the $2.463 million balanced budget, which begins on May 1.

This year,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:45pm

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Easter sunrise service planned at historic church

For Vickie Veasey, the best thing about an Easter sunrise service is the symbolism of witnessing the beginning of the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel have for the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:40pm

DelDOT approves re-installation of Dagsboro’s ‘Welcome’ signs

“Welcome to Dagsboro” signs will be going back up to welcome those entering the town’s limits, following several months of questions as to whether the Delaware Department of Transportation would allow the re-installation of the signs.

Town...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:39pm

Millville council approves resolutions on Millville By the Sea

The Millville Town Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9, approved five resolutions that released performance bonds and transferred bonded improvements to the village home owner associations within Millville by the Sea.

The...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:38pm

Chamber hosting ‘Keep the Quiet Resorts Beautiful’

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Clean-Up in celebration of Earth Month, April 19, 20, 21 and 22.

In partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful and Waste Management, groups and individuals alike are being...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:37pm

Community management firm offers tips for local HOAs

Serving on a community association can be a thankless task, but such volunteers can have an important role in serving their communities.

FirstService Residential hosted an educational seminar for community association board members on...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:26pm

Governor supports, praises GA’s early voting legislation

Gov. John Carney this week praised the General Assembly’s final passage of House Bill 38, which will allow in-person early voting up to 10 days before an election:

“We should make it easier — not harder — for all Delawareans to participate...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:24pm

Fort Miles Historical Association to host sketching event and contest

The Fort Miles Historical Association, in partnership with Delaware State Parks, will host its 2nd Annual Sketching Event & Contest next weekend.

To be held at the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area, the sketching event will take...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:23pm

Input sought on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) is seeking public comment and input for the Delaware Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), the long-range plan for reducing pollutants that enter the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:15pm

Lions to offer information on youth program

Lions Clubs leadership in District 22D will offer a special information session on a social-emotional program for youth on Saturday, May 4, at the Dewey Beach Clubhouse, located at 115 McKinley Street, Dewey Beach. The program will provide an...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:22pm

State park to host maritime-themed ‘paint nights’ beginning May 11

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation’s park interpreters at Delaware Seashore State Park are combining recycling and maritime heritage in an “upcycling” craft program this spring and summer, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 11.

...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:14pm

Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:01pm

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success, which helps prepare youth and their families for success in life. Pictured, from left, are: Lindsey Barry, president of SoDel Cares, Sarah Gilmour, outreach coordinator for Pathways to Success, and Fay Blake, executive director of Pathways to Success.

SoDel Cares donates $5,000 to Pathways to Success

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success. Based in Georgetown, the nonprofit is designed to help prepare youth and adults for successful lives.

“I believe that Pathways to Success...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:56am

Gallery One is inviting the public to join them on a bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 13.

Gallery One sponsoring trip to two D.C. art museums

The public is being invited to join the Gallery One’s May 13 bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C.

The first stop is the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), which is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:53am

Parish of St. Ann to host 39th Annual Bazaar

The Parish of St. Ann, located at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, will host its 39th Annual Bazaar on Aug. 1-3. Three large buildings, plus tented areas, will sell new and gently used hand-picked items, including linens, jewelry, small...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:14am