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With the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach farmers’ markets in full swing, it was only a matter of time before the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island markets followed suit. In addition, local growers have teamed up behind Carrie Bennett of Bennett Orchards, debuting the inaugural Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony next week, as well.
The Town of Fenwick Island will not have a town council election this year.
After serving four terms on the Fenwick Island Town Council, Vicki Carmean announced this week that she will not seek reelection. Carmean has spent eight years on the council, and more in service to Fenwick Island.
Coastal Kayak, located in northern Fenwick Island along Route 1, is giving back through the fourth installment of their Paddle for a Purpose fundraiser, this Sunday, June 26.
This summer Fenwick Island is getting a new family-friendly dessert venue by way of HaHa’s — Healthy Alternative, Happy Attitude.
Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients.
Summer doesn’t mean that an exercise program has go on vacation, too. There is plenty of natural light and equipment found in nature — especially on the beach!
FIPD makes drug arrest after traffic stop
On Saturday, May 28, at 3:30 a.m., Cpl. Stephen Majewski of the Fenwick Island Police Department stopped a Pontiac Gram Am for alleged speeding. According to police, further investigation revealed that in the vehicle was a large amount of suspected marijuana, packing material, a digital scale and large amount of beer.
Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors in search of relief.
The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.
On the morning of May 26, onlookers, town workers, state park officials and rescue volunteers watched as a minke whale beached itself on the shore in Fenwick Island and then died, despite efforts to help the animal back into deeper waters.
I am 6 feet up on a ladder when my pocket starts to ring. Well, not literally, of course – it was my mobile phone. I reach for the device, teeter and realize that it will be best left alone. No sooner do I resume my mundane task than the melodious chant rears its head again. I must see who is vying for my attention. It is Pam, and she has been a reliable source in the past.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside recently received a grant from the Sussex County Council to assist in their outreach program and their mission of providing a quality arts experience and education for all.
State Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th) met with residents of Fenwick Island recently for one of his “Coffee’s on Me” talks that allows constituents to hear his thoughts on issues, ask questions and get updates on legislation.
The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company has a shiny new apparatus on the way, but Tower 90 is no toy.
Last year, husband-and-wife team Jeff and Janilyn Elias made a statement in Fenwick Island, introducing Indulgence, a pet and gift store in the Village of Fenwick. Seeing a need to reach out to more shoppers and keep them in the area, they have since added on to their venture, opening The Bookend Café – a book store and coffee shop – also in the Village.
A lot has changed in 30 years at the beach. Real estate has peaked, leveled and dropped; and beaches have been replenished. Storms have come and gone, buildings have been torn down and re-built and the population has exploded.
“You can go at your own pace, come in … and not have to filter through a class,” said Janei Folz of her new studio-gallery. “Just bring your work, get the help you want and go merrily on your way.”
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY FOE THE AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST DUE TO THE SAME STORM SYSTEM.
UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of southeast New Jersey.
Sussex County Council members this week unanimously voted to approve a conditional use that will permit operation of a winery/store for Wine Worx, operators of Fenwick Wine Cellars on Route 54 near Fenwick Island.
For people who want to shop with a purpose, one option is the Samaritan Thrift Shop in the Williamsville Industrial Park on Route 54, east of Selbyville.
“Charlie’s is our favorite place to be on a Friday or Saturday night,” said Norma Sevick from Clarksville. “The food is great, the prices are reasonable, the music is awesome and they treat you well. Charlie and Laura are good people, no doubt about it.”
The 22nd annual dune grass planting will be held this year on March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, near Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Broadkill Beach, as well as in areas around Cape Henlopen State Park.