Spotlight

Ellen Rice debuting new Strength of Woman series painting

Finding direction in life is the subject of a major new work in oils that Delaware artist Ellen Rice will introduce, among others, as part of her kickoff of the Thanksgiving weekend 21st annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), at her new gallery in Bethany Beach.

SEDAST puts local artists on display, raises funds for area schools

Coastal Point • Submitted: Several ceramic pieces by artist Kim DoughtyCoastal Point • Submitted: Several ceramic pieces by artist Kim DoughtySussex County certainly has its fair share of venues to enjoy local art. But the only place to see that art while it unfolds is at the 21st Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) this Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28.

“The SEDAST tour is comprised of artists from the local area. What they do is they open their studios every year for two days,” explained Jeanne Mueller of Gallery One in Ocean View, a PR representative for the event. “You can go in and watch the artists work, view their artwork, ask them questions.

“You can go to an art show and you can see an artist, meet an artist and see the art hanging on the wall, but to my knowledge this is the only event where you can go and see the artist actually work in their studio.”

The two-day event will comprise 15 of the area’s top artists, some of them joining the tour for the first year and some of them the usual suspects. But Mueller said that even some of the returning artists will be breaking out some new kinds work that are far from usual — including Clarksville’s John Donato, who will be showing off some of his new wooden children’s toys.

New Artful Bean owners blend coffee, creativity and community

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: New owners Rose O'Hanlan and Kim Warner are bringing even more of the creative arts to the Artful Bean.Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: New owners Rose O'Hanlan and Kim Warner are bringing even more of the creative arts to the Artful Bean.It’s a coffeehouse, and it’s an art gallery. It’s a fine crafts gallery, and it’s a sandwich shop. It’s a stage for poetry readings, acoustic sets and art nights, a place to grab the morning paper, a place for locals, a place for tourists and a place for everyone.

But even after taking over the Artful Bean Coffee Shop in Bethany Beach this past April, new owners Rose O’Hanlan and Kim Warner still plan on what has long been an area staple of art and culture becoming even more. And they’ve only just begun unwrapping their plans.

“We want people to think about the Artful Bean not only as a coffee shop but as a place that they can go and be creative, and have a good time enjoying life for the moment that they’re in,” Warner said. “We just want to make every day an experience for the customers, the people that work here, and for ourselves.”

St. Martha’s offers Christmas crafts, cookies

Christmas crafts and cookies will bespecial added sale features at the next St. Martha’s Episcopal Church used book sale on Dec. 5.

The sale will be at the church in Bethany Beach, beginning at 9 a.m. and extended until 3 p.m.

Sussex Ballet to present ‘The Nutcracker’ in Ocean City

Sussex Dance Academy of Rehoboth Beach has been a training ground in classical ballet and other dance forms since 2002. Sussex Ballet is a pre-professional ballet company comprising students from Sussex Dance Academy, under the artistic direction of Kate Downes Walker.

Freeman Stage to present Washington National Opera

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and the Freeman Stage at Bayside will present the Washington National Opera at Delaware Technical Community College on Friday, Dec. 4. The 7 p.m. performance will be held in the theater of the Arts & Science Center located on the Owens Campus in Georgetown.

CCOV to host free Thanksgiving dinner

The Church of Christ at Ocean View (CCOV) will hold its third annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free. All members of the community are being invited to come and enjoy good food and good company.

First State Ballet Theatre presents 14th Annual Nutcracker at Delaware Tech on Dec. 12

First State Ballet Theatre (FSBT), Delaware’s professional ballet company, caps its 14th year of exciting performances at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus with Sussex County’s longest running production of the beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

Millsboro Candy Cane Christmas Parade set for Dec. 9

Coastal Point • File Photo: During last year’s Millsboro Candy Cane Parade, a Girl Scout troop are dressed up as candy cane cuties.Coastal Point • File Photo: During last year’s Millsboro Candy Cane Parade, a Girl Scout troop are dressed up as candy cane cuties.The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will ring in the Christmas Season with the 65th Annual Candy Cane Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p.m. The parade is sponsored by D&D Stained Glass of Millsboro.

Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the M&T parking lot on Mitchell Street. The judges’ reviewing area will be downtown, near Dollar General. The parade will include lighted floats, cars and trucks and fire trucks and the sounds of local high school bands playing Christmas carols, while the kids anticipate the arrival of Santa in Millsboro.

Applications for parade participants are available on the Chamber website at www.millsborochamber.com or call the Chamber office at (302) 934-6777. There is no fee to be in the parade.

‘Aladdin’ sailing into Clear Space Theatre

The Clear Space Theatre Company Spotlight on Young Performers will present a production of “Aladdin” (MTI’s Junior Series version), with performances Nov. 13-15.

The Broadway musical was based on the classic 1992 Disney animated film and tells the story of Aladdin, the only person who can enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar.

Friends of Cape Henlopen to host Christmas Boutique & Book Sale

The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park (FOCHSP) will hold their annual Christmas Boutique & Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Officer’s Club in the park.

Native American Day to be celebrated at Indian Museum

The Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro will host Native American Day festivities on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature Native American music, dance and face painting, as well as food and other items for sale, according to June Morning Star Robbins of the Nanticoke Indian Museum. Museum tours will also be available.

Lantern Tour of the IR Life-Saving Station set for Friday, Nov. 13

Join Delaware Seashore State Park to step back in time and experience the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum just as the surfman would have at the turn of the century: by lantern light.

Chamber, QRCF announce slate of New Year’s events

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) recently announced a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2016: the 5th Annual Hair of the Dog Run and the 20th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos. Run or walk, plunge or do both in what has been dubbed a beach triathlon: run, party, plunge!

History Mix planned at The Café on 26

The public is being invited to join the members of the Ocean View Historical Society in a History Mix social hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Café on 26, located at 84 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

‘Aladdin’ sailing into Clear Space Theatre

The Clear Space Theatre Company Spotlight on Young Performers will present a production of “Aladdin” (MTI’s Junior Series version), with performances Nov. 13-15.

The Broadway musical was based on the classic 1992 Disney animated film and tells the story of Aladdin, the only person who can enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar.

Friends of Cape Henlopen to host Christmas Boutique & Book Sale

The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park (FOCHSP) will hold their annual Christmas Boutique & Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Officer’s Club in the park.

OVPD invites Cops & Goblins to first Halloween festival

This Saturday, the Ocean View Police Department is inviting the public to its inaugural Halloween festival, Cops & Goblins.

Bridge to the big time: Selbyville actress in Spielberg film

Jillian LeblingJillian LeblingA young Selbyville actress is starting her career with some of the best. At 9, Jillian Lebling has made her feature film debut in Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” released Oct. 16 and starring Tom Hanks.

In the film set in the fearfully uncertain Cold War era, Tom Hanks plays a Brooklyn insurance lawyer asked to defend a Soviet spy in court. Later, he must negotiate the trade for an American pilot.

Lebling plays Peggy Donovan, the youngest child of the characters played by Hanks and Amy Ryan. The historical drama thriller also features Alan Alda and Mark Rylance.

The live-action film is based on a true story from the late 1950s, dramatized in a script by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The eponymous bridge refers to Germany’s Glienicke Bridge, where the 1962 trade took place.

When Lebling got the job, she was stunned. But that’s because she was tricked into thinking it was a regular callback.

“I thought this was all a callback. But it wasn’t,” said Lebling in a YouTube video she posted later. She was just reading lines cold from the cue cards. “It said, ‘I booked it.’ I was like, ‘I booked it? I booked it?’ I was totally in shock.

Frankford Fall Festival offering family fun on Saturday

Family fun can be had this Halloween by visiting Frankford for its revived Frankford Fall Festival.

Organized by the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, the Town of Frankford and the Frankford Public Library, along with the United Methodist Church, Antioch AME Church, the Frankford Presbyterian Church and the Father’s House, the event was organized to bring people together in the town.

Chorale to perform songs of ‘Hope & Remembrance’

The Southern Delaware Chorale (SDC) will present its fall concert, “Hope & Remembrance,” on Sunday Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. The concert will feature a variety of secular and sacred choral selections on the theme of cherishing and remembering loved ones.

Trunk or Treat offers safe fun at The River Wesleyan Church

For children who live in the rural areas of southeastern Sussex County, trick-or-treating can be a bit… well, tricky.

Karen Ennis, director of outreach at The River Wesleyan Church in Roxana, said that’s why she decided several years ago that the church should put on a “Trunk or Treat” event.

Annual Haunted Forest brings the scares to Roxana

Children can enjoy Frightless Delights

Don’t go into the forest alone.

This October, the Haunted Forest will come alive at the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company on Friday and Saturday nights. But, new this year, young children can do Roxana’s Frightless Delight, as on Oct. 17 and 24, younger children can enjoy a tamer version of the forest from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

CoChilla to feature original tunes, help animals

A selection of the area’s musical talent will be on display this weekend at Big Chill Surf Cantina, for CoChilla — a unique event that showcases local songwriters while raising money for the Georgetown SPCA.

New murder mystery to debut at Dickens in time for Halloween

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast of ‘Complicity’ rehearses for opening night at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Pictured, from left, are: Anthony Chiffolo, Veronica Bona, Mike Mall. Lori Ingram, Carolyn Robinson (on the couch) and Emily Abbott.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast of ‘Complicity’ rehearses for opening night at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Pictured, from left, are: Anthony Chiffolo, Veronica Bona, Mike Mall. Lori Ingram, Carolyn Robinson (on the couch) and Emily Abbott.

‘Complicity’ is the latest play from local playwright Bob Davis

It’s a murder mystery four years in the making, but when “Complicity” finally debuts at Dickens Parlour Theatre on Monday, Oct. 26, more than just the killer will be unveiled.

“It’s a very complex plot. It touches a current theme in the U.S. right now that has a lot to do with acceptance of certain people,” said playwright Bob Davis, without giving away the plot’s major twist. “We had a reading of this play maybe four years ago and we asked at intermission if people could pick out the murderer - and no one could.”

The play will be the second Davis murder mysteries to debut, but it was actually the first he ever wrote, even though it has yet to take the stage, despite an initial reading in 2011. However, with Halloween approaching, and the undisclosed plot twist now more prominent in American pop-culture than ever, the performance seems to be right on cue.

Sea Witch festival offering fun for all ages Oct. 23-25

The 26th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers’ Festival will take place Oct. 23-25 in Rehoboth Beach. Organizers announced that the 2015 festival will feature a lengthened parade route, as an additional block has been added to the walking-participant route, for enhanced spectator viewing.

2015 Bethany Auxiliary Artisan’s Festival preview

More than 50 local artists and craftspersons will gather at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Artisan’s Festival sponsored by the BBVFC Ladies Auxiliary.

Ovation continues to bring unique entertainment to Sussex

Now in its second year, Ovation Dinner Theatre, based in the Bethany Beach/Ocean View area, is continuing to offer a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience throughout Delmarva.

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