Arts & Entertainment

Riding Waves

Jake Buchler gave Sussex County a little presence at the 2005 Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Easterns last month, and brought home some glory for himself as well. He picked up top-five finishes in two divisions this year, adding to a first-place finish in the 2004 Easterns.

School builder

Hugh “Hughie” McBride has been in construction ever since he graduated from the Salesianum School (Wilmington), back in 1962. McBride’s run crews on a project or two since then — locally, the Delmarva Power plant near Dagsboro and the new Indian River High School. He’s now acting as overseer for major renovations at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, in Ocean View.

Top Cop

Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin recently earned Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) recognition, at an annual awards ceremony on Sept. 18.
In light of a glowing recommendation from Ocean View Town Council, the DLLG named McLaughlin as Municipal Police Chief of the Year.

Still teaching

Maybe 13 grandchildren isn’t a record, but it’s enough to justify the Parler family ranch, southwest of Ocean View. And family matriarch Anne Hemenway-Parler has worked much of that love of life on the farm into her new book, “Jan Baer and the Mystery of the Silent Circus.”

Body and Soul

Sandra Scott should soon see results from her labors over the past year, as preparations for the “It’s Time for Abundant Living” health revival reach their conclusion.

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Sandra and Rev. Sir Walter Scott prepare for a health revival Sept. 26-29 in Bethany Beach.

Calling all ladies

Women of the Word (WOW) are anticipating 500 for their kickoff next week, for what will be a comprehensive but down-to-earth Bible study, with videos, music, testimonies and small group discussion. There will be a teen group, led by a female youth pastor, and childcare.

Capturing Bethany

The history of Bethany Beach’s topographical transformation — from sand erosion to housing explosions — may have yet to be written; however, it already has been rendered. Local artist Laura Hickman has been transposing the metamorphosis onto paper for decades.

Next generation

The oldest house in Ocean View, built in 1857, has a new addition — little Sadie Case, eight months old at the time of this writing. An amiable young lady, her gleeful gabbling pervades the Antique Prints shop on Central Avenue, and brings a smile to the faces of the several patrons wandering about.

Bright Lights

Three years out of Indian River High School, and Dawn Monroe has already managed to work her way onto a nationally syndicated television series. She recently appeared front and center in not one, but two, scenes in an episode of One Tree Hill (on the WB).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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