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Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is gearing up to host its third annual Arts and Jazz Festival, beginning Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. The free two-day event runs until 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.
The festival, which showcases live jazz performances and the work of local artists, is a favorite of area residents, according to organizers.
Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc. that will permanently shut down a third coal-fired electrical generating unit at the Indian River Power Plant in Millsboro by the end of 2013.
Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality Indicator Report can help in navigating the use of some of the local inland bays.
Selbyville police this week arrested a local man in connection with a home invasion in that town. Police said they responded the scene on Friday, July 16, about 2:15 a.m., finding a shattered front window, and could see the home owner fighting with an unknown male suspect. The suspect was quickly taken into custody, without incident, police said.
A 45-year-old Selbyville man was killed this week when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck.
Officers from the Selbyville Police Department on Thursday, June 10, made three separate arrests involving charges of driving under the influence. According to Police Chief W. Scott Collins, on June 10, about 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at 8 N. Main Street.
Age is but a number this weekend in Selbyville, contrary to what you may expect from one of the most anticipated events held in the town. Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day will once again be hitting the downtown streets this Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the celebration’s 54th annual installment.
Lifelong local residents Clarence “Bud” Tingle and his wife, Diane, have made a habit out of serving their community: both are members of town councils in separate towns in southeastern Sussex County.
The Selbyville Public Library is now offering its first-ever adult summer reading and discussion program, with the theme “Water Your Mind,” and library director Pam Munro has arranged for the Delmarva Discussions series “Chesapeake Bay: End of an Era” to be offered to program participants on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through Aug. 12.
The Freeman Stage will feature the musical “It’s Not Mean to be Green,” based on the book by Jamie Kleman, on June 19 at 10 a.m. The show is free and open to all ages.
The anticipation of summer vacation is on the mind of many students as schools prepare for the end of the school year. Earlier this week, Selbyville Middle School students had a sneak preview of summer vacation as they teamed up with Coastal Kayak and some local residents to get a hands-on look at the area’s beaches and watershed.
Selbyville man arrested for fifth-offense DUI
Police this week arrested a 42-year-old Selbyville man for his fifth DUI offense. Selbyville officers, about 12:30 a.m. on May 24, conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 in the area of Hosier Street, east of Railroad Avenue, due to traffic violations.
At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will fall from these storms and will cause water to pond on roads and fill poor drainage areas.
After months of holding out hope and prayers, the worst fears of a family and an entire community have become a reality, but more questions remain to be answered. The remains that washed up onto Ocean City, Md.’s beach in late April were identified as that of Greg Forte, a 29-year-old Selbyville man who went missing in early February.
Each season, restaurant establishments do what they can to provide great service and food to locals and vacationers, alike, but few can claim the longevity and dedication that Warren’s Station has brought in Fenwick Island. This summer, the area staple will celebrate half a century at the Delaware shore – an accomplishment that few local restaurant owners can boast.
The Selbyville Public Library is sponsoring a Capital Ringers performance on Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Church Street in Selbyville (down the street from Dollar General).
“When she’s frustrated she keeps trying and she never gives up.”
Soaking up the sunshine late last week, the Barefoot Gardeners Club of Fenwick Island Communities, had a tree planted at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, in honor of Arbor Day.
In November of 1969, 15-year-old Jesse Cobb became Roxana Volunteer Fire Company’s first junior member.
Gerald Pepper has been with the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company for 50 years – since its conception. Pepper is a charter member of the fire company and has held the position of its president, vice-president and chief, and he was the company’s very first secretary and treasurer. He was 27 years old when he attended the interest meeting held on Feb. 12, 1960, at the Golden Eagle Lodge in Roxana.
In life, when trying to teach someone something, it helps if you know about what you are teaching. And it is a different kind of knowing when you are speaking and teaching from experience, rather than reading from a textbook. Brett Buchler, a Selbyville Middle School seventh-grade geography teacher, and the school’s Teacher of the Year, knows that well.
Late last year, the Selbyville Police Department became one of the few local law enforcement agencies to utilize a computer service, called Nixle, to directly contact members of the community in the event of an emergency or other urgent concerns.
For Melissa Grise, of Selbyville, being named teacher of the year is exciting. To be recognized by your colleagues and by parents is icing on the cake, when you love your job.
This past month marked the Sixth Annual Kids Art Month in the town of Selbyville. Work from students in area schools, along with assistance from the town’s Community Club, the Selbyville Library and other sponsors, was featured in a judging earlier month, and much of the art will be displayed in local businesses in Selbyville and Berlin, Md. in weeks to come.