Arts & Entertainment

Artist’s work proves anything but ‘Grim’

The acrylic creations from Bethany Beach artist Tara Funk Grim possess a staggering precision that makes the finished work utterly recognizable, yet completely one-of-a-kind.

Abstract artists emotes feeling through work

There’s something about the boldness of local artist Jonathan Spivak’s artistic creations that seems so awry, yet structured at the same time. For him, the talent comes natural, as an outlet to be himself and portray inner emotions and thoughts. Although each piece can conjure a variety of interpretations from viewers, all can agree that each is unique and original in its own way.

Potter brings back original style to art tour

Kim Doughty, owner of The Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, has enjoyed a two-and-a-half year run at the coffee shop. It’s her artistic creativity and imagination, however, that are proving to be her true calling.

Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival casts its 4th year

Anglers and fishermen have geared up this weekend for the area’s largest fishing tournament to date, the Fourth Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival on October 19, 20 and 21 at the Indian River Marina. Over $24,000 will be given away in cash and prizes, including a $9,000 cash award to the person who brings in the largest rockfish.

Pumpkin pursuit: the ultimate autumn quest

With record-breaking temperatures this past week, one of the last things on most people’s minds is the imposing autumn season (which started Sept. 23, mind you).

Local woman cruising through life

It’s easy to wander off and think about taking a vacation in Baja or Fiji when talking with Lisa Daisey, 29, of Millville. This past Christmas was the first Christmas in 10 years that she spent at home with her family. After 10 years of traveling and spending the holidays in Hawaii, the Caribbean or Baja, seeing the waters of the world, Daisey made it home for Christmas 2006.

Work of Love

For anyone who grew up in this area, there’s a pretty good chance that growing up, they or someone they know have crossed paths with lifetime resident Herman Koenig. From mechanic, to farmer to construction worker, there’s virtually nothing this man cannot create with his hands.

Fair warning from Four Daze Notice

The members of Four Daze Notice went with a play on words when developing a name for their band. But, for the most part, the young quartet’s name stems from their first, impromptu performance.

Millville United Methodist Turns 100

This past Sunday, Millville United Methodist Church on Atlantic Avenue celebrated a century of worship. The church was established in 1907, and its members reflected upon times of poverty, when support from congregation was essential. Over the years, dedication and commitment from the members have united the church to reclaim its role as a historic religious staple in the area.

A journey in the Amazon

In Delaware, environmentalists try to conserve local turtles by building fences along Route 1 and putting up signs warning drivers to avoid running them over.

Budding artist brings natural splendor to Boardwalk Art show

Theresa Dominique Richard has only been in the local art scene for four years, but she is coming out strong with a colorful style and a background in art, a role as a devoted mother and wife, and a heartwarming history about overcoming the seemingly impossible.

Milton artist makes a noticeable name for himself

With a birth name as strong and prominent as “Abraxas,” one might expect great accomplishments throughout their life. Fortunately, the Milton artist who goes simply by that first name is fulfilling those achievements, sharing his amazing skills.

Carl M. Freeman makes donation to library campaign

The Friends of the South Coastal Library and other library supporters are nearing the halfway point in their capital campaign to raise $3 million for their share of funding needed for planned expansion of the library in Bethany Beach.

Seafaring best-selling author making a stop in Bethany

Swordfish boat captain, active lobster fisherman and best-selling author – very few have come close to accomplishing the things New England native Linda Greenlaw has achieved.

Back Bay Tours: A comfortable escape from summer bustle

Tom Fowler has spent the majority of his life on Delaware’s Assawoman Bay, and for the third season, he has had the opportunity to share the splendor and marvel of what he’s seen through his Back Bay Tours.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

The chance to grab tickets for the 16th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is quickly dwindling. This year, 10 homes throughout the Bethany and Fenwick areas will be featured, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the South Coastal Library. Each home is new to the tour and brings with it complete originality and sophistication.

Millville church cooks away the blues

The fundraiser events put on by Millville United Methodist Church each month have become much more than mere money-makers. They’ve grown to social gatherings of both the congregation and community. And with a new minister in town, last week’s First Annual Blueberry Festival was the perfect way to welcome new members and neighbors.

Powwow! Over 40 Tribes join Nanticoke this weekend

The Nanticoke Indian Association will celebrate years of tradition and heritage once again this weekend, at their 30th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow in Millsboro.
“It’s a great pride to our people,” said Gene Norwood, whose family has been active in the assembly and organization of the tribe for centuries.

Local photographer shares deep sea splendor

Many people dream of deep-sea SCUBA diving along tropical coral reefs in the Caribbean, or through the cold, mysterious waters of New England. For Janna Schneider, however, that dream has become very much a reality, and one that may ultimately, someday, turn into her career.

Bethany ready to knock some socks off

Those hoping to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks in Bethany Beach last year got a bigger boom — and more bust — than they might have expected.

Bethany father gets his day

Dad. Father. Pops… no matter what you call him, this Sunday, June 17, will remind every person of that endearing gentleman in our lives. For one Bethany Beach resident in particular, though, the bonding experience he shares with his 2-year-old daughter is one that very few fathers can vouch.

Battling the berries: the struggle of conquering the strawberry

The middle of June marks the heart of the strawberry season. And there’s nothing quite like an early morning strawberry hunt to remind me just how unproductive I am. Most people can go to a field, pick their strawberries and leave, whereas, more often than not, I lack the self-discipline to place a newly picked berry into my cardboard flat.

Seaside Craft Show getting bigger every year

Just three years ago, members of Bethany Beach’s Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee were venturing into unknown territory, organizing the group’s first craft show.

Steakhouse and Banks

The annual Taste of Coastal Delaware is nothing new to restaurant owner Jerry Richard, who has premiered his cooks’ talents with his seven-year stint as owner of the former Big Easy in Bethany. But this year, he’s bringing some different flavor from his new restaurant, Steakhouse 26.

Fresh restaurant will bring their ‘Finest’ to Taste

With a name like Philly’s Finest, there’s no doubt the cheesesteaks that the Fenwick Island sandwich shop puts out are superlative — mouth-watering steak, smothered with melted cheese, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.

Local families prepared to cruise

In one more week, car collectors and enthusiasts will head down to Ocean City for the 17th Annual Cruisin’, celebrating America’s infatuation with automobiles. Hot rods, customs and street machines will parade their panache and performance in a throwback to eras past.

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

Music becomes ministry

More than nine months ago, musicians Joe Bartell and Christine Wood – both active Christians – sat down to organize a way to bring together what they loved most. Today, the Selbyville-based, nonprofit Acoustic Café sets aside one night each month to combine tunes, treats and togetherness in a free, concert-like occasion.

Local college student reaches out to Africa

While many living at the Delaware shore will struggle to make any sort of plans for this summer, one local college student will be traveling to far-away Africa for the opportunity of a lifetime, with hopes of making a difference in the world.

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