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Millsboro book sale set for July 17 at the Hut, next to library

Millsboro is preparing for its unique annual book sale. Already, many have contributed books to the sale, and supporters are working to organize non-fiction books by subject, such as cookbooks or biographies. For fiction readers, popular (and not-so-popular) authors are sorted and displayed in alphabetical order. Books for children and young adults are sorted by approximate age level.

Millville Town Peddler to host exhibit by Emily North

The Millville Town Peddler announce this week that it is hosting artist Emily North for a month-long exhibit.

North recently graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a major in art education. In the fall, she will begin teaching art in Baltimore City Public Schools.

“I have always been passionate about art and work in many media,” she said.

Dewey focus of ‘Party Crashers’ effort against under-age drinking

State officials are aiming to ensure the party is over for those who decide to consume alcohol illegally or provide alcohol to a minor, as part of a new “Party Crashers” initiative that promises to enforce under-age drinking laws and those regarding unlawfully selling to minors.

McCaskill, Shearon, Sheldon to exhibit ‘Coastal Colors’

Artists Lesley McCaskill, Dianne Shearon and Dale Sheldon paint to the theme of “Coastal Colors” in July’s special exhibit at Gallery One, running from June 30 to July 29, with a public reception to meet the artists on Wednesday, July 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fish & Wildlife police make citations, stress restrictions

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers on June 1-7 made 1,743 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 129 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 42 complaints and issued 34 citations.

Stock car race to benefit Camp Barnes

The 43rd Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, June 23. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing action beginning at 7 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24. The Delaware International Speedway is located on Route 13, north of the Delaware/Maryland line.

The Ivy 5K set for June 28 in Dewey Beach

As part of the Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Summer Run/Walk Road Race Series, the 13th Annual The Ivy 5K will be held at 8:45 a.m. on June 28, starting and ending at The Ivy restaurant, located at 136 Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach.

22nd Annual Poor Girls Open set for Aug. 13-14

The 22nd Annual Captain Steve Harman Poor Girls Open Fishing Tournament, Aug. 13-14, will benefit breast cancer charity American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event is a billfish, tuna and dolphin catch-and-release tournament founded by the late Captain Steve Harman and his wife, Pam.

MSO performance at Freeman Stage to feature ‘Oz’-themed music

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou, will kick-off the eighth summer season of the Freeman Stage at Bayside at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Admission costs $10 per person, with kids 18 and younger admitted free of charge.

Travel tips for busy summertime at the beach

The Delaware Tourism Office this week offered a number of travel tips designed to help vacationers get from all points west to the Delaware beaches.

Bayside Marketplace to host Taste of Bayside on Saturday

Bayside Marketplace, located at 31225 Americana Parkway in Selbyville, is hosting a Taste of Bayside on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is anchored by Harris Teeter and located at the intersection of Americana Parkway and Route 54.

FOSCL preparing for annual summer book sale

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) will be hosting their semi-annual book sale in August to support programming at the South Coastal Library. The sale features all types of books — from children to teens, non-fiction, fiction, cooking, gardening and more.

Contractors for a Cause gala taps into Roaring ’20s

Contractors for a Cause is taking Frankford back in time and turning a local fire hall into a speakeasy this weekend, for their annual spring gala on Saturday, June 13.

The theme is a “Roaring ’20s Prohibition Ball,” and people can dress to impress at Frankford fire hall from 7 to 11 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Think mobster-chic and flapper dresses for this year’s fundraiser.

RAL to open two new exhibits in Rehoboth

Two exhibitions will open at the Rehoboth Art League on June 19 and run through July 19 at the Henlopen Acres location. The 42nd Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition will be featured in the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures galleries. “Animal Kingdom—Members’ Showcase” will be in the Homestead.

OC BikeFest to feature FreeStyle and Custom Retro classes

OC BikeFest’s Customization in America (CIA) Invitational Bike Show will roll into the Inlet in Ocean City, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 17, through Saturday night, Sept. 19, to showcase award- winning custom bikes with designs from nationally recognized East Coast builders.

The CIA show will highlight two competition classes, including FreeStyle and Custom Retro.

Freeman stage offers up the arts, and volunteer opportunities

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Carla Briccotto and Mark Banaszak are among the volunteers at the Freeman Stage.Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Carla Briccotto and Mark Banaszak are among the volunteers at the Freeman Stage.The Freeman Stage at Bayside has entertained Sussex County residents and visitors since the summer of 2008. Each year, the number of shows and the name recognition of the artists has increased. Indeed, last year, 50,000 people took the opportunity to experience the arts at the Stage’s unique and attractive outdoors setting, located on Route 54, halfway between Fenwick Island and Selbyville.

Each of those individuals, as well as every artist, came in contact with at least one Freeman Foundation volunteer.

“The volunteers are the backbone of our mission,” said Patti Grimes, executive director.

Homer Coates saw his first Freeman Stage show in 2010 and started volunteering the next year.

“I’ve always been a live entertainment junkie, and I’ve always volunteered at something or another,” he said. “So when I retired to the Refuge, close to Bayside, it just felt natural. I love it.”

Rehoboth Art League’s Enchanted Forest Gala set for June 27

On June 27, the Rehoboth Art League’s Art Studios on Route 9 will transform into the site of the Enchanted Forest Gala, from 7 to 10 p.m. Underwritten by Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty and sponsored by PNC Bank, the art-infused event is set to raise funds for the RAL, to benefit local artists and students.

South Coastal unveils summer reading programming

The South Coastal Library is inviting community members to “Escape the Ordinary” this summer, with a wide array of summer programming that offers everyone in the family something fun to do at their local library.

Gallery One artists feel ‘Free to Be Me’ for June show

For June’s art show theme at Gallery One, there were no rules — no should-a’s, could-a’s or would-a’s, and no agonizing over what to paint in keeping with the chosen theme of the month. This month, Gallery One artists painted whatever they felt like painting. They were “Free to Be Me.”

Sonia’s Hunt’s pen-and-ink and watercolor is titled “Doors and Windows.”

They’re an American Band

New group headlining with country, Southern rock classics

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: American Band members, from left: Terry Wilson on guitar, drummer Rick Webster, lead singer Eric Bomhardt and bassist Kevin Ward have been bringing their mix of modern country and classic rock covers to local venues.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: American Band members, from left: Terry Wilson on guitar, drummer Rick Webster, lead singer Eric Bomhardt and bassist Kevin Ward have been bringing their mix of modern country and classic rock covers to local venues.The name says it all.

Darius Rucker? They’ve got ya feelin’ “alright.” Lynrd Skynyrd? They’ll give ya three steps, mister. Johnny Cash? Yeah, they can walk the line.

Since their inception just under a year ago, American Band has been bringing their own style of country, classic rock and just about anything else that spells homegrown music in the good ol’ U.S. of A. to local venues including the Fat Tuna and High Stakes, and beach bars from Coconuts to M.R. Ducks.

Usually opening up with some modern country to set the tone, eventually they’ll juice it up when lead singer Eric Bomhardt starts belting out Southern and classic rock anthems, and face-melting guitar riffs bleed into jaw-dropping drum solos that bring the crowd to its feet.

“Our main thing is American music,” Bomhardt explained. “We started out mainly all country. Then we said, ‘Let’s be us,’ so we threw some Southern rock in there and some classic rock.”

Clear Space recruits 13 out-of-town actors for summer

On Thursday, June 25, the Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth will kick off its rotating summer productions of “Grease,” “Rent” and “Seussical,” which will feature 13 visiting actors from all across the East Coast.

Boaters on local waterways arrested for OUI

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between May 18 and 24 made 2,784 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 667 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 108 complaints and issued 94 citations.

Incidents of particular note were:

Youth Stand Up Paddle Day set for this weekend

Delmarva Board Sports will kick off their 2015 paddle boarding season by being a host of the second annual national Youth Stand Up Paddle Days, which takes place during the entire month of June this year.

Good Earth to hold annual arts and crafts festival

Good Earth Market will hold its 8th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the market’s grounds in Clarksville.

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 6

As part of its activities for National Fishing & Boating Week, June 6-14, the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear.

Baywood Golf Classic Tourney to celebrate 10th anniversary

The 10th Annual Baywood Golf Classic tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 3, at the championship golf course of Baywood Greens. The event raises funds for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center, furthering the mission of providing hope and wellness to its patients.

Inaugural 5K run planned at 3rd Wave Brewing Company

The 3rd Wave Brewing Co. Inaugural 5K Run will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m., starting and ending at the brewery, located at 501 N. Bi-State Blvd, Delmar.

Artists Grim, Riordan and Wisbrock ‘Inspired by the Landscape’

Tara Grim, Pat Riordan and Cheryl Wisbrock are Gallery One’s featured artists for June. The three painters have taken the local landscape as inspiration for their current show.

For Grim, the landscape is only a starting point.

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

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