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Hailing from China, from left, students Beisy Pan, Will Hoe and Giulienne Zheng enjoy St. Martha’s picnic to welcome foreign students to the community.

Event introduces foreign students to ‘the best side of America’

International students jump through many hoops to spend their summer cooking, cleaning or serving meals in coastal Delaware. St. Martha’s Episcopal Church gave the young travelers a safe place to meet and learn about American culture at the 2019...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:34pm

DelDOT opts for two-week project, detour for bridge repair

Repair work on the Iron Branch bridge on Route 113 will be accelerated so it’s finished in two weeks instead of the eight months a more involved project would have taken, DelDOT engineers told the Millsboro Town Council on Monday, July 1.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:27pm

South Bethany dealing with excess bicycles

It’s healthy, it reduces vehicle traffic and it eliminates fuel emissions.

But bicycling has somewhat inexplicably become a thorn in the Town of South Bethany’s side. The problem is bicycle parking.

“People have gotten extremely...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:26pm

‘The Three Kings,’ from left, Louie, George and Henry, are settling into their new home.

Bravo’s dogs find a new home, together, in Ocean View

In the midst of so many unanswered questions regarding the disappearance of Bethany Beach resident Linda Bravo, one thing remained unquestioned: her love for her three dogs.

She even called them her “three kings,” and named them as such:...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:24pm

Millsboro police hire Wise as victim services specialist

The Millsboro Police Department has hired Vonshea Wise of Millsboro as its first victim services specialist.

Selected from 35 applicants from Maryland and Delaware, she will assume the position this Friday, July 5, and be paid $40,000...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:22pm

South Bethany celebrates nifty 50 with festival

South Bethany was overdue for a day like this.

Under blue skies and a hot sun, friends and neighbors gathered at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the municipality on June 30.

A year’s worth of planning culminated in a celebratory...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:20pm

Celebrating Independence

South Bethany’s annual Boat Parade sailed through the town canals on June 29. As always, the theming really made these float.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Letter: A thank-you from the Bravo family

Editor’s note: The following letter was forwarded for publication in the Coastal Point by Late Breaking Delaware News.

 

Editor:

We would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to all who shared the story of Linda being missing,...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:52pm

Raven Holbrook, 2, of Berlin, dressed as a patriotic butterfly, draws in the sand at Cupola Park at Millsboro's Stars & Stripes Fireworks. She was there with her mother, Brittnay Lewis.

Millsboro community gathers for Stars & Stripes Fireworks

Clouds threatened and there was a spell of rain, but when it stopped, a double rainbow arching in the sky caught the attention of hundreds who gathered at Cupola Park in Millsboro on June 29 for the Stars & Stripes Fireworks.

They...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:37pm

Omar Hernandez received the Shining Star Award for his contributions at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach.

SoDel Concepts employees receive Shining Star Awards

Scott Kammerer, president of Rehoboth Beach-based SoDel Concepts, recently announced the recipients of the company’s Shining Star Awards for the second quarter of 2019.

“It’s so important to recognize all of the hard work our employees do...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:27pm

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey salutes while stationed in Afghanistan. Toomey will be retiring from the force and become the constable at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville.

Toomey moving from Dagsboro PD to IRSD

On Sept. 1, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey starts a new job.

Toomey announced in May that he was planning to leave his position with the Town to become a constable at Phillip Showell Elementary School in Selbyville. Due to accrued time...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:21pm

Local students among Delaware College Scholars graduates

On June 16, parents, faculty and supporters gathered to celebrate as 36 rising college freshmen graduated from the Delaware College Scholars (DCS) program.

“Each of you has truly accomplished something impressive,” remarked the graduation’...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:18pm

Bill would increase minimum wage for tipped workers in Delaware

Hourly rate has not changed since 1983

Waitstaff and workers who rely on tips and gratuities could see their first hourly wage increase in more than 35 years under legislation unveiled on June 27.

Sponsored by state Rep. Kim Williams, House Bill 252 would replace the current...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:15pm

ITT Tech students get student loan debt relief

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced on June 17 that her office’s Consumer Protection Unit had secured an agreement to recover $23,362 in debt relief for five former ITT Tech students in Delaware as part of a 43-state multistate...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Members of the Delaware Womenade gathered to donate a check to People’s Place staff on Thursday, June 21.

Domestic violence program receive donation from Delware Womenade

On Thursday, June 21, members of Delaware Womenade presented a $10,890 check to People’s Place staff, from the proceeds of their 3rd Annual Games Day fundraiser, held at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View on May 16.

“People’s Place would like to...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:10pm

The owner’s collection of balance toys frames views of the bay in this waterfront home, which will be featured on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24-25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 9

Sweeping waterfront views welcome visitors to this eclectically-furnished home

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth 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.)

This five bedroom, six-bath New England-...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:05pm

DMV releasing five-digit license plates July 9

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced this week that it will soon release a number of five-digit license plates. On Tuesday, July 9, a limited number of five-digit license plates will be made available to the public at the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:03pm

From left, Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, right, welcomes Southern Sussex Rotary Club’s new officers, from left: Jean Schmidt, Sue Nilsson, Amy Senseny, Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck.

Southern Sussex Rotary installs new officers

On June 27, the Southern Sussex Rotary Club installed its officers for the 2020 fiscal year. The ceremony, led by Rotary Area Gov. Carlene Roche, recognized Scott Smith and Regan Roberts-Deck as co-presidents, Amy Senseny as president-elect, Jean...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:21am

Schrock earns degree from Albright College

A graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Hannah Rose Schrock of Millsboro has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing while minoring in digital media, at Albright College.

Albright’s Class of 2019 consists of 395...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:17am

Lapenna named to Clemson University President’s List

Lauren A. Lapenna of Selbyville has been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester, the university announced this week. Lapenna’s major is psychology. To be named to the President’s List, a student must...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:16am

District seeking school bus drivers and bus aides

Indian River School District bus contractors are in need of bus drivers and bus aides for the 2019-2020 school year.

All Delaware bus drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and School Bus Endorsement. The district...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:14am

Revel named to Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester, the college announced this week. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for the academic achievement.

Founded in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:13am

Evans graduates from JMU

James Madison University announced this week that Laura Evans of Millsboro was among the 3,700 students who received degrees during the university’s May 2019 commencement exercises. Evans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:11am

Local blueberry farm growing in new hands, with roots in family

The Kingsley Farm has changed hands this season, but is still operating under the same name, with bushes of ripe blueberries and plans for upcoming seasons.

The Collins family bought the farm from the previous owner, Meghan Morgan. Morgan...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:08am

Joseph receives Limeades for Learning donation for ‘Comfy Seats’ project

This May, Sonic Drive-In recognized teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain classroom...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:05am

Morris named Alvernia University student ambassador

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named a student ambassador at Alvernia University for the 2019-2020 academic year. Morris is majoring in early childhood education, pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia.

The Student Ambassadors...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:03am

Taite Daisey graduates from College of Charleston

Taite Daisey of Frankford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of Charleston during the college’s spring 2019 commencement on May 10-11. Daisey was among more than 1,700 bachelor’s degree and master’s degree...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:01am

Education Briefs

Shockley completes service trip to Peru

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of nine Lebanon Valley College students who completed a week of service in Peru in May. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:00am

Paradise Grill hosts dine-and-donate for Progress for Prostate

 

Paradise Grill has partnered with the Beebe Medical Foundation all year long to raise funds for Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center. Recently, Paradise Grill held a dine-and-donate event for the Progress for Prostate (PFP) Men’s Health...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:59am

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has 4 decades with Springsteen’s E-Street Band. Now, he’s joining the Big Chill summer concert series, playing August 27th.

Big Chill Beach Club announces summer concert series

The second season of Big Chill Beach Club’s Summer MixTape Concert Series has arrived.

“Between our unique Sunset Celebration and great view of the striking Indian River Inlet Bridge and Atlantic Ocean, there is no better way to spend a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:57am

CHEER Beach Day in Rehoboth 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....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:53am

Seashore State park launches educational programs

Staff at Delaware Seashore State Park are geared up for another jam-packed schedule of educational programs this season. The park, which includes the Indian River Inlet, extends for 6.5 miles between Dewey and Bethany beaches. Park staff have...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:51am

Selbyville Community Club receives awards at state convention

The GFWC Selbyville Community Club received several state awards for community service programs at the 122nd Annual Convention of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, held in Rehoboth Beach from May 15 to May 17.

The Selbyville...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:43am

Lions pose with a bag of items collected from the LBLC Beach Clean-up of a portion of Bethany Beach. Pictured left to right, Lions Steve Straneva, Jack Bauer, Karl Gude, Pat Monahan and Paul Hammond.

Lord Baltimore Lions ‘Adopt a Beach’

Earlier this spring, Lion Steve Straneva, Environmental Committee chair for the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, announced at a meeting that he hoped the club would be able to expand environmental service projects in the club’s service region. In May,...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:37am

Children & Families First to host adult field day

Anyone who has ever wanted to relive the fun of their elementary school field days as a grownup will get that chance when Children & Families First hosts their brand new fundraiser, Adult Field Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:35am

County Bank donates $500 to Indian River VFC

County Bank representatives recently presented a donation of $500 to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. Pictured, from left, are: Terry Brewster, County Bank Long Neck branch manager; Roxanne Bammer and Robert Marmor, fire prevention...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:33am

Gov. John C. Carney announces the largest number of farms preserved through the Delaware Aglands Preservation Program at a press conference in Bridgeville, with 111 farms preserved in the latest round, totaling 9,382 acres.

State adds 134K acres to roster of preserved farmland

During a press conference on June 24, Gov. John Carney announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations. This is the 23rd consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Clash for Cash winner Jamie Lathroum speaks to an announcer after winning the event on Friday, June 28, at the Georgetown Speedway.

Holiday traffic nearly snares Clash for Cash winner

Stock car racing returned to Georgetown Speedway’s progressively high-banked half-mile clay oval last Friday, June 28. Two pursed classes and four support classes compet-ed. Sunoco Super Late Model and RUSH Late Model feature races in the Clash...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00am

Camp Barnes benefit stock car race next week

By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, there will be a long line of stock car haulers reaching from inside the grounds of Delaware International Speedway going down U.S. Route 13 in Delmar, anxiously waiting for the gate to open so they can settle into...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:56am

Angler charged with landing a prohibited shark species at 3Rs

Following a tip made from within Delaware Seashore State Park, DNREC’s Natural Resources Police park rangers charged a Seaford man this week with landing a prohibited shark species, in connection with taking a sandbar shark out of the water while...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:52am

Bravo's vehicle being pulled from a South Bethany canal.

Police confirm Bravo, car found in South Bethany

The body of a Bethany Beach woman who had been missing for two weeks was found in a South Bethany canal just before 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

Approximately 16 hours later, Linda Bravo’s car was found in the canal, not far from where her...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 3:42pm

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

IRSD pauses EMES annexation talk to ask longer-term questions

After talk of annexing East Millsboro Elementary School into Millsboro town limits, the Indian River School District school board has decided to slow down their decision-making in favor of long-term planning.

After erroneously voting to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Zach Kight talks to reporters about his missing mother, Linda Bravo of Bethany Beach, before a community-wide search began on Saturday, June 22, in Fenwick Island.

Search continues for missing woman

Two weeks after she was last seen leaving a Sea Colony high-rise, a Bethany Beach woman remains missing, and police have reported no new information on her possible whereabouts.

Linda Bravo, 70, of Alexander Drive in Bethany Beach, was...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:59pm

School district re-starts process to build new school

It’s just the first step of many, but the Indian River School District has made the first movement toward the referendum process for building a new school.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the IRSD Board of Education will decide to host a...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:56pm

Barefoot Gardeners to host storytime in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Barefoot Gardeners Club has announced the dates for their summer 2019 Children’s Storytime in Fenwick Island Town Park.

Storytime will run in the Fenwick Island gazebo every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m., on July 3, 10,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:55pm

Volunteers needed for Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

Volunteers are needed for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. The event benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primarily,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

Dagsboro Business Alliance hosting National Night Out

Organizers plan to build off last year’s success

With such a successful first year in the books, the Dagsboro Business Alliance Inc. (DBA) is hoping to build off their efforts as they get ready to host the 2nd Annual Dagsboro National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

In conjunction...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

South Bethany to celebrate 50 years with boat parade, party

Nobody loves South Bethany as much as the people who call it their home (or second home). The town will celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation this weekend with the annual Boat Parade on Saturday and anniversary street fair on Sunday....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:52pm