Dollars & Sense

Professor markets coastal classics

Alex Isherwood has probably instructed a few high-pressure salespeople in his day, but there isn’t so much as a hint of the hard sell around his new venture in Ocean View.

Treasures abound

Her name isn’t really Scarlett. According to Judy Brand, friends affixed the label while they were trying to come up with a name for her new cottage/shabby décor shop in Clarksville, Scarlett’s Treasures.

Family makes landscaping fun

Bill and Catherine Winkler have turned the family business into a sprawling playground for their son, not quite 4-year-old Will, and his rambunctious young companions. And according to his mother, 6-month-old Fritz is already acquiring a certain predilection for the outdoor life, himself. “Whenever he starts crying, I just take him outside and he seems to settle right down,” she pointed out.

Uncommon art

iLand ArT gaLLerY, oceanside in Fenwick Island (between Maryland and Delaware avenues), is more than 3,000 nautical miles from the polished hardwood floors and crisp surfaces of the classic gallery.

Estate Planning

Local builder Dave Elechko has a sizable chunk of land near Clarksville — 15 acres or so. However, unlike many residential projects around Sussex County, Elechko’s Iris Cove will comprise two or three homes (one being his own, existing home), with possibly an additional one or two down the road.

Townhouse project coming to Dagsboro

Builder/developer Mike Lynn (RDM) offered some details about the planned Chapel Crossing community, working its way toward final site plan approval in Dagsboro. Lynn anticipated they’d be cleared for site preparation by fall of this year, with some of the homes ready for delivery by as early as spring 2006.

Closing up

Murray’s Bait & Tackle has outfitted anglers and supplied local seafood (and fresh produce) lovers for more than 50 years, but proprietress Theresa “Tess” Murray has finally decided to retire.

Homebuilders land in Dagsboro

Centex Homes, one of the largest homebuilding companies in the United States, has established a new point of contact on the eastern shore — in downtown Dagsboro.

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.

Family starts with buoys and add the rest

Hugh “Hughie” McBride has had a fair amount of ideas over the years. Back in 1989, perhaps wanting to disprove his wife Tina’s remonstration that he never did anything with those ideas — he did something.

Psychotherapist opens for business

After 20 years of practicing as both a psychotherapist and a life coach in Baltimore and Chevy Chase, Md., nationally known psychologist Dr. Michael Hurd, has recently relocated to Bethany Beach to continue his practice. (Hurd still sees his remaining Chevy Chase patients one day each week.)

Open Vault: Local guy puts together his dream store

Brandon Linden has been living at the beach since the first grade, so he knows all about the laid-back lifestyle. He brings that to his new surf and skate shop, The Vault.
What wasn’t laid back about the shop was getting it under way for the grand opening last Saturday, July 16.

New digs

Bill Reid is on his third location for his business in 20 years. And doesn’t bother him at all.
“It’s a thriving business,” he said. “It keeps getting bigger and better.

Cold Treats

When Dick Heidenberger was just 12 years old, he had his first bite of frozen custard and knew it was something special.

One-stop renting

With the forgetful vacationer in mind, Bethany and Resort Rental Service is prepared to rent out pretty much anything from body boards to sheets and towels.