Dollars & Sense
Sussex County Council members on Tuesday, Jan. 19, rejected a proposed 320,000-square-foot commercial project near Lewes, adjacent to Cape Henlopen High School, on a 3-2 vote, citing concerns about traffic, lot coverage in an environmentally sensitive area and the project's size - larger than existing commercial projects in the area.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Daren Criswell and Billie Nichols’ new business could write novels. At the end of last year, the young couple introduced their new service, Love Photo Booths, which brings the classic fun and entertainment of photo booths to any occasion. The two are hoping that 2010 welcomes not only some economic relief, but smiles and laughs with it, as well, as they help countless people capture life-long memories.
Whether one is heading out of town for the holidays, for a few weeks or for the cold, winter season, it’s always a comforting feeling to know that property, pets and home are safe and protected. That is precisely what Selbyville resident Barbara Hobbs is offering through her new pet-sitting and concierge service, Home Minders.
An international company with roots in Sussex County is making leaps and bounds in customer care and work-from-home opportunities. All-American (AA) Teleservices LLC is a national provider of enhanced telephone support services, geared toward government agencies, the Fortune 1,000 community, and the medical and emergency services industries. And based locally in Dagsboro, George Meringolo is helping it thrive on both a national and local scale.
After nearly four months of recovery from a fire that caused roughly $7,500 worth of damage, Selbyville’s Dollar General store has reopened in time for the holidays, much to the relief of customers and employees. The store, situated right in the center of downtown Selbyville along Church Street, caught fire on Aug. 10 from an ice cream machine installed too close to an interior wall. Fire damage to the structure and smoke damage to a large amount of the merchandise shut the business’ doors for nearly 15 weeks.
One step inside Fenwick Island hotspot Bikinis and More, and shoppers may think it’s Christmas in July, as a wide selection of bathing suits, flip-flops and beach apparel line the walls. What those shoppers are quickly learning, however, is that store owner Jill Lamberston has found a way to provide great deals on beach favorites and swimwear, as well as one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays from local crafters.
Local entrepreneur Robb Leech is now offering some sybaritic indulgences at the Delaware shore, backed by the recent acquisition of his massage-therapy license. Leech’s Fusion Day Spa in Millville is quickly becoming a popular spot for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Have a grandfather clock that just isn’t keeping time? Don’t get your pendulum all out of whack, just call Roland Murphy.
The Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, Md., recently recognized Dr. Danielle Giddins and the Ocean View Family Medicine staff for making significant improvements in the services they provide to the community.
Since 1993, Charlie Getz’s Fenwick Island restaurant has provided customers with fresh food, a breathtaking view and affordable prices. What sets Charlie’s Bayside aside from other local establishments, however, touches on Getz’s simplistic mindset and welcoming personality.
The law office of Steen, Waehler and Schreider-Fox LLC may have relocated earlier this year, but the practice is still established as one of the area’s most successful.
Brothers Richard and Bryan Keith consider themselves commercial developers more than restaurateurs, but it would be hard to tell that from the success of their newest project, Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse in west Fenwick Island. Only three months old, the restaurant is becoming a popular spot for locals and turning tables at a rate to rival long-established eateries in the area – something the brothers attribute directly to renowned chef Bert Parks, who creates the menu.
Situated right along the Route 113 corridor, just north of Millsboro, the Indian River Espresso and Coffee Company has been one of lower Delaware’s best-kept secrets for five years. Owner and “roastmaster” Dennis Lasher has been singlehandedly helping hundreds of people nationwide wake up to some of the most exotic and richest blends of coffee and espresso from across the globe.
Mental and physical health are not the sole components required to live a sound life. One’s financial well being can have just as much impact, and that is precisely what senior financial advisor Michael Loftus of CPC Financial Planning proposes to share at two Health and Wealth Workshops next week.
Jessica Stephens always knew she enjoyed “making.” It was just recently that she learned that selling her art and sharing her art in the form of teaching could be an added element to the making of it. Her newest project is making one-of-a-kind blankets that she has been showcasing at area shows and plans to market online.