Arts & Entertainment

Beautifying Bethany

The colorful arrangements of palm trees, desert petunias, crape myrtles and cannas that greet visitors in the heart of Bethany Beach are the brainchild of Chantal Douchard, supervisor of the town’s horticulure department.

Bronze Age

When weather conditions at the beach force vacationers to stay inside, I’d Rather Be Tanning allows them to still go home with that sun-kissed look.

Featured houses to star in Cottage Tour

The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach has served the expanding beach community for more than 11 years now, ever since the town donated an acre of land and a local group put up money for a bulk mailing permit and their first funding drive.

Artists take the heat

For the past three years, artists at The Melting Pot in Dagsboro have been working within their custom-designed studio to keep a unique art form alive.

Fourth Festivities

From coast to countryside, organizers are gearing up with weekend activities and finishing up final preparations for Monday’s slew of events celebrating Independence Day.

The light keeper

West Fenwick Island man finds his talent in building various lighthouses

Ed Chiasson’s place on Route 54 is just beautiful — drunk drivers have smashed into his hedgerow a time or two, but other than that, it’s green and quiet, with extensive landscaping and flower garden.

Wind Power

South Bethany has been following developments in the oceanic windmill business, perhaps more closely than any other beach town in Delaware.

Back in the running

Former mayor returns to run in South Bethany

Ted Marcucilli is a man with a management plan for South Bethany. The former town council member and mayor has thrown his hat in the ring once again for this year’s best three out of four town council election.

Lady Lion

Zakrociemski named first female member of Lord Baltimore Lions Club

Holly Zakrociemski, office manager at Halpern Eye Associates, recently joined the Lord Baltimore Lions Club — as the first female member in a club that will celebrate its 60th birthday next February.

Day to Remember--Fenwick restaurant celebrates Greek Easter

Things were jumping at Captain Pete’s last Sunday — it was Greek Easter and, like every year, owners Peter and Helen Charuhas made it a day to remember.

Fresh Face

Carrie Subity has returned to her home state, and taken up residence as the new membership director for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Top Judge

Chancellor William Chandler III was one of the first students to graduate from Indian River High School (1979) — and he’s given his old alma mater a good report.

Blowing Pipes

Retired fire fighter shares his Celtic music with community

There’s just something about bagpipe music. People invariably describe it as yearning, plaintive, mournful.

OPEN UP

Former POW hopes vets will talk things out

Nick Tosques of Ocean View endured some rough times during the Korean War.
And yet, after spending more than two-and-a-half years in Camp #1, Changsong, North Korea, his outgoing nature has survived.

Live performances to benefit all

Possum Point Players Theater (Possum Hall) brings live performances to their stage to entertain audiences, as well as visual art to Possum Hall to please the eye.

Century of service

Sussex Rotary Club celebrates 100 years

More than 40 members of the Southern Sussex Rotary Club — and distinguished guests — celebrated their centennial at Gartside’s (Roxana) on Feb. 23.

New frontiers

Maribeth Fischer moved to Sussex County (Rehoboth Beach) two years ago, but it took her a little longer to give up her old alma mater.

Local artist prepares for first showing

Theresa Richard (pronounced rih-SHARD) has two inseparable loyalties — to her family and to her art.
She refers to herself as a “mother artist,” and the past 10 years of her life testify to that.

Home, sweet home

Peter Frederick has lived in many exotic locations around the world, but it’s Fenwick Island that he truly calls home. Today, Frederick puts most of his energy into the management of his home town, as president of the Fenwick Island Town Council and the town’s mayor.

What's cooking?

New chef takes the helm at Fat Tuna

The Fat Tuna Grill, across from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company on Route 26, recently welcomed incoming executive chef Mike Persichetti, of New York.