Fenwick Island

Fenwick to weigh docks, boat lifts again

On Friday, Sept. 23, at 2:30 p.m., the Fenwick Island Town Council will hold a public hearing in the town hall to receive testimony on a proposed amendment to the town code, Chapter 160 — Zoning, Paragraph 6-b, regulations for docks and boat lifts in canals.

Billboard plan dead in face of opposition

They didn’t have to bring in any extra seating, but the turnout of Fenwick Island-area residents in opposition to a billboard proposed near the town was apparently enough to influence the applicant: He signed in for the hearing before the Sussex County Board of Adjustments but left before his case was heard.

Fenwick council wrangles with the details

The Fenwick Island Town Council will continue to hold its informal “workshops-without-agenda” (WWA) on the second Saturday of the month, with a decision made by council members at just such a meeting Sept. 10.

Beautification remains focus in Fenwick

Members of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee continued their efforts Monday, following up on a number of projects spearheaded by the committee and aimed at making the town even more aesthetically pleasing.

Fenwick Island council votes to settle lawsuit

The Fenwick Island Town Council Friday, Aug. 26, voted to allow its insurance carrier, Scottsdale Insurance Company, to resolve the lawsuit brought by former police Maj. William Manning against the town and council members past and present.

Fenwick moves forward on makeover

As sand continues pumping into Fenwick Island’s beaches, the town’s streetscape has been chosen for a green makeover. The town council passed a motion Friday, Aug. 26, to approve the twofold Living Fence Project.

Fenwick Island will receive $5,000 in grants for the beautification initiatives, while labor costs — projected at $6,325.76 — will come from town coffers.

Moving Sand: Fenwick Island begins process of building new beach

Atlantis is risen in Fenwick Island this week, as dredging outfit Bean Stuyvesant replaces sands lost to the tides over the past 13 years.

Fenwick Island studies dwellings, signs

Like newspaper editors cleaning up wire copy, Fenwick Island’s ordinance commissioners pored over pages of town codes, tweaking and tightening.

Fenwick stays course with council

Municipal hall resembled law school in Fenwick Island Thursday morning, Aug. 11, as the town council listened to town attorney Tempe Steen untangle the town’s law books.

Dollar deals

Tossing aside retirement, local couple points energy at customer satisfaction

For the residents of coastal Delaware, Dollar Buys makes a lot of sense. One Fenwick Island couple hopes it will make a lot of cents too.

Shining the fashion light

Fenwick shop targets customers' needs for fashion

Jeanne Hastings, long-time resident of South Bethany, has continued to satisfy her faithful customers’ demands for interesting and fashionable clothing and accessories at her store, Lighthouse Landing, located in Fenwick Island.

Fenwick gets the music in them

A guitarist, dressed modestly in a t-shirt and dungarees, stands in front of A Novel Idea, a book retailer in the Village of Fenwick shopping center, as he starts strumming familiar tunes. Shoppers and business owners quickly converge on the smooth sounds, idling with their backs against storefronts or their backsides on chairs and benches.

Dredging company staging in Fenwick

Fenwick Island Mayor Peter Frederick recently offered a heads-up to folks just rolling into town — the dredging company preparing to pump up Fenwick beaches was scheduled to start hauling beach replenishment gear back and forth on Bayard Street over the next few days.

Hold on a secBy Josh Miller

A hectic hurricane season in Florida has delayed until September the start of Fenwick Island’s beach replenishment project.

Fenwick jumps into live music

At a special meeting Wednesday, the Fenwick Town Council approved an exception to its noise ordinance that will allow live jazz in a local commercial center.

FISH meets council incumbents

Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council chatted with residents Saturday, July 23, at the annual assembly of the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH).

Outdoor concerts approved in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Town Council voted 5-2 in favor of a resolution Friday to allow alfresco jazz concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 25 at the Village of Fenwick.

The first of the eight performances, featuring an acoustic soft-jazz trio playing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will be Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Fire guts decades-old cottage

No one was injured Monday afternoon when an electrical fire, sparked by an overturned utility pole, eviscerated a beach bungalow at the corner of Fenwick and Bunting avenues in Fenwick Island.

Fenwick fishing club continues to organize

The Fenwick Island Fishing Club, still in its early stages of formation, held its second meeting Saturday, July 9.
Thus far, the club has determined its purpose: to have people join in a formal organization as a surf- and saltwater-fishing club and to preserve marine natural resources.

Changes on tap for Route 54

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) has granted a “taproom” liquor license for what is slated to become Scotty’s Bayside Tavern, west of Fenwick Island on Route 54.

Commissioner John Cordrey outlined comments and concerns from the neighbors — residents of Keenwick Sound — and their attorney, Robert Witsil.

Fenwick shop goes gluten-free

The Village of Fenwick — a little enclave of shops and eateries just north of the Maryland-Delaware line on Route 1 in Fenwick Island — has a new addition: To Life!
It’s a coffee shop and espresso bar.

Mason-Dixon Line myth exposed at beach

Dave Welsh and his family visited the Fenwick Island Lighthouse during their vacation, expecting to see the historical mark of the Mason-Dixon Line – widely known as the symbolic divider between the north and south during the Civil War.

Annual bonfire heats up Fenwick Island

The flames at the 3rd Annual Fenwick Island Town Bonfire were hot enough to scorch the hair off the arms of those toasting marshmallows.

Bayside revealed

Model home court opens at Bayside

Carl M. Freeman communities welcomed a new addition to Sussex County on Sunday. Bayside’s model court opened on Route 54, several miles west of Fenwick Island, showcasing the five different home designs available and the Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf course.

FenwickFenwick considers food, docks, and lifts

There were mixed reviews for two proposed ordinance changes in Fenwick Island at the June 24 town council meeting.

Fenwick Island approves $1.4 million budget

Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council approved a $1.4 million budget for the town’s 2006 fiscal year at their meeting Friday, June 24. The 6-0 vote (Mayor Peter Frederick was absent) reflected the lengthy process that involved input from the community, department heads, committee members and council members over recent months.

Junior lifeguard program beginning in Fenwick

Young aspiring lifeguards or even those with just an interest in lifeguarding have an opportunity to fulfill their needs and desires this summer.

Storytime a success in Fenwick

Members of the Fenwick Island Parks and Recreation Committee declared the first storytime event of the summer season a rousing success.

Incumbents keep Fenwick seats

There will be no town council election in Fenwick Island this year.
In the absence of Council President Peter Frederick, Council Member Harry Haon announced during the president’s report at the June 24 council meeting that only four nominees had been presented for the four council positions that were up for new terms in 2005.

Fenwick shops present unique choices

The Hastings family — John and Teresa Callahan — have searched the world over for the best in women’s fashion, silver, gold and gemstones, and their ships have been returning to port in the Village of Fenwick for the past 32 years.

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