Dagsboro


Incumbents Chandler, Truitt re-elected to seats in Dagsboro

With three candidates vying for two seats on the Dagsboro Town Council, incumbents William Chandler and Norwood Truitt were re-elected to their seats during the town’s election held on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The polls saw just 81 voters turnout...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:15pm

Dagsboro man arrested, charged with threft, trespass

A Dagsboro man went to court last week to answer charges related to an alleged month-long crime spree starting in late October. In a joint effort by four police departments, Sherman A. Mitchell was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with several...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:50pm

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Dagsboro.

Plant, Flower & Garden Shop opens in Dagsboro

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Plant, Flower & Garden Shop hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its expansion into Dagsboro.

The Plant, Flower & Garden Shop in Dagsboro is a full-service...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:02am

Dagsboro to discontinue ‘Welcome’ signs

The Dagsboro Town Council’s November meeting was both quick and productive, with a number of minor issues getting resolved with unanimous votes from the council members present on Nov. 19.

Among the issues resolved was the decision to end...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:47pm

Sean and Kristina Malone have set up a mailbox for Santa and responds to every letter. The mailbox is located at 2 Windward Way in the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro.

Santa gets help from Dagsboro family

Former postal worker inspired to set up Santa mailbox

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter

 

When Sean Malone of Dagsboro worked for the U.S. Postal Service, he took on a side gig as Santa’s helper.

“I just happened to come in one day and we were starting to collect Santa...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Town of Dagsboro lights up its Christmas tree back in 2015. Dagsboro recently announced its full holiday schedule for 2018.

Dagsboro announces dates, times for holiday events

It’s going to start to look a lot like Christmas around the town of Dagsboro over the next couple weeks.

The 2018 Dagsboro Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Katie Helm Park. The celebration will...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:57pm

Dagsboro approves changes to water rates

The Dagsboro Town Council held a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 22, to listen to residents on their support or opposition to the proposed change in the water rates.

After close to 30 minutes of discussion, council members unanimously voted...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:47pm

Family Fun Day to raise funds for Parkinson’s cause

A group of local businesspeople with a love for good causes and a knack for fundraising is holding its second annual Family Fun Day this weekend, again focusing on those fighting Parkinson’s disease as the recipients of the event’s proceeds....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:26pm

Damon Pla working on a pair of pears.

SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour set for 24th year

The artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST) are getting ready for their 24th Annual Tour, in which they will open their studios and give the public the opportunity to talk to them and watch them create their art. The two-...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:36am

SVFC to host annual golf tournament

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 12 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format and costs $90 per player...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:18am

Volunteers plant 270 new trees at botanic gardens

On Sept. 20, thanks to a grant from the Delaware Forest Service (DFS), Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) volunteers planted 270 new trees along the Piney Neck Road entrance to the DBG, near Dagsboro.

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban &...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:48am

Speed reduction coming down the road for Route 113 in Dagsboro

Route 113 is about to see a reduction in the speed limit for the stretch of road that runs through Dagsboro, thanks to a recent approval from DelDOT.

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd J. Toomey alerted the town council at their Monday, Sept. 17...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:09pm

Supporters turn out in Dagsboro.

Thank a Police Officer Day

Members of the community rallied behind local law enforcement agencies last weekend for ‘Thank a Police Officer Day.’ Organizer Heidi Lentkowski organized efforts at the Ocean View Police Department on Friday, Sept. 14, and Dagsboro Police...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:50am

Week of the Deaf offers chances to learn ASL, Deaf culture

Bethany Beach and Dagsboro will celebrate the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) from Sept. 23 to 28.

“There is a growing population of Deaf citizens in the Bethany Beach and surrounding areas. The IWDeaf events are offered for the...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:38am

Local supporters rallying for Thank a Police Officer Day

Communities across the nation are joining in on Saturday, Sept. 15, to “Thank a Police Officer,” and local police departments are no exception in getting some special attention.

Founded in 2012 by the Whole Truth Project, Thank a Police...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:53pm

SVFC to host annual golf tourney

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 12 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format and costs $90 per player...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:06am

Dagsboro to host its first-ever National Night Out event

For the first time ever, the Dagsboro community will get to enjoy the National Night Out.

According to the event’s website, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:53am

Dagsboro’s Connor files for 41st District seat in state legislature

S. Bradley “Brad” Connor announced this week that he has filed to run for the State House seat in the 41st Representative District. The 41st representative district includes Millsboro Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville and Gumboro.

Connor has...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:04pm

DPH issues warning over Dagsboro fox discovered to have rabies

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) this week warned Dagsboro residents who live in the residential area between Colonial Estates Avenue and Thorogoods Road in Dagsboro of a positive case of rabies in a fox that came into contact with a...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:09pm

BREAKING NEWS: Fox in Dagsboro tests positive for rabies

Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) is warning Dagsboro residents who live in the residential area between Colonial Estates Avenue and Thorogoods Road of a positive case of rabies in a fox that came into contact with a human this week. The...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:52am

Dagsboro resident Davis seeking office as treasurer

Dagsboro resident Colleen Davis has filed to run for state treasurer, as a Democrat. Davis, 38, grew up in Sussex County and returned two years ago with her family.

“I’ve been involved in a lot of humanitarian efforts of different kinds....

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:01pm

Longwood Garden students on the mound at DBG with garden hosts.

Longwood Gardens interns visit Delaware Botanic Gardens

On June 21, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) hosted 25 student interns from Longwood Gardens.

DBG President Ray Sander said, “Longwood is the gold standard of public gardens. We have all been inspired by Longwood Gardens. The Longwood...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:12pm

Troop 20566 and adult leaders gather on the Mound in Oudolf Meadow Garden, with their DBG hosts.

Pennsylvania Girl Scouts create garden at DBG

On June 18, Girl Scouts from Troop 20566 in York, Pa., created a new garden project at the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) in Dagsboro. The 15 Girl Scouts and nine adults had worked on preparing the project for months. They selected 500 plants and...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:30pm

Indian River High School graduate Helen Davis will be attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy starting later this summer.

Davis training for a life on the sea

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

 

While many 18-year-olds are spending their summer vacation working in local businesses, in between trips to the beach, Helen Davis is spending precious time with family… and working out.

...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:14pm

The Delaware Botanical Gardens held a ‘Sip & Saunter’ event on Friday, May 4. Right, DBG designer Piet Oudolf goes over the garden’s plans during the event.

Botanic gardens celebrates Meadow planting with designer, dignitaries

On May 3-4, internationally renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf landed near Dagsboro, at the new Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG). He was in Delaware to supervise the gardens’ 100 volunteers planting nearly 18,000 new native perennials in...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:55pm

Behind the scenes

Guests can tour Delaware Botanic Gardens with famed designer

The future is growing in Dagsboro as the Delaware Botanic Gardens takes bloom.

People are being invited to a rare opportunity to visit the garden and meet world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf at a “Sip & Saunter” through the DBG’...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:25pm

Dagsboro fire company celebrating 75 years with open house

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate 75 years of service to its community with a parade and an open house on Saturday, April 14.

With a signature from Delaware Secretary of State William J. Storey, the fire company was...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:42am

Gerken tells local tales in ‘Storied Sussex’

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Sandie Gerken poses for a photo with her book, ‘Storied Sussex.’ The book is a compilation of columns Gerken wrote for High Tide News.Camp meetings, “Chief Little Owl,” John M. Clayton, the “Giant Dead Boy” of...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:13am

Valor Award nominee Bare recounts dog attack

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Dagsboro Police Department PFC Tyler Bare was recognized last month with a Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award for his efforts in helping to save a Delaware animal-control officer who was being attacked by a dog.On June...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:49am

Botanic gardens looks to complete meadow plantings

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Volunteers work on the Meadow Garden in September 2017.Despite the late-winter dreariness, there is hope in the air — and in the ground.

As the first day of spring approaches, green tips and early...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:46am

Frankford decides against police department merger

In the wake of the departure of its police chief — its sole police officer — over the summer, Frankford officials and residents early this week continued to wrestle with how best to maintain an acceptable level of public safety in the town. But...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:36am

Neighbors fight against Oakwood Homes applications

More than a dozen residents of Hoot Owl Lane near Dagsboro came out to a Sussex County Board of Adjustment meeting on Oct. 2 to voice their opposition to a special-use exception application filed by Oakwood Homes.

The company was seeking a...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:35am

Unified police department proposal in Frankford’s court

Frankford may be facing a referendum in the coming weeks to substantially increase their property taxes, as it looks to team up with the Town of Dagsboro to unify their police departments.

Last week, the Towns of Dagsboro and Frankford...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:54am

Bare recognized for rescuing animal control officer

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Dagsboro Patrolman Tyler Bare, third from left, receives his American Police Hall of Fame Silver Star for Bravery award. With Bare, from left, is Staff Sgt. Harry Litten, Chief Floyd Toomey and Dagsboro Mayor Brian...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:47am

Dagsboro residents question developer rental properties

The Woodlands of Pepper’s Creek property owners attended this week’s Dagsboro Town Council meeting to voice their concerns related to developer Fernmoor Homes renting out properties within the community.

Dina Mach, president of the Home...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:54am

Frankford police proposal would more than triple coverage

If Frankford and Dagsboro unify their police departments, Frankford residents could pay more than $200 per year in additional town taxes, beyond what they currently pay, according to figures presented at an informational meeting in the Frankford...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:38am

‘It’s a community garden’

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Piet Oudolf, designer of the meadowlands of the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, signs copies of his book during a work day at the Gardens last week.How does a soybean field become a world-class garden? One...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:23am

Frankford, Dagsboro to meet on possibly joining (police) forces

Last month, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey presented some information to the Frankford Town Council about what it would take to join the two towns’ police forces.

At the Aug. 7 meeting, Toomey said the Town of Dagsboro currently has...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:17pm

Jayne’s Reliable to host event featuring celebrity DIYers

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : David and Karen Jayne sit at one of Karen Murray’s re-finished pieces of vintage furniture with pots of Debi’s Design Diary paint.Excitement is building at Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro.

In...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:42am

Dagsboro and Frankford discuss possible joint police force

With the Town of Frankford temporarily without police coverage after former police chief Mark Hudson resigned from his post July 27 after serving less than a full year, Frankford officials are looking into other avenues to provide police...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:37am

Dagsboro offer for school resource officer rejected by IRSD

At the monthly town council meeting on July 17, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey reported to the council on his presentation to the Indian River School District regarding the role of school resource officer.

Dagsboro had asked Toomey to...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:31am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

Dagsboro’s Cole Haden takes his act on the road

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Cole Haden outside the MIlton Theatre.When I wrote an article about him in the Coastal Point two years ago, Cole Haden was preparing to leave Dagsboro for the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:49am

Toomey honored by DoD for patriotic support

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey knows what it’s like to serve his country.

Toomey, a Sussex County native, first enlisted in the National Guard in 1973 but took a 19-year break in service before returning to the Guard. He was last...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:35am

Berries galore: Parsons’ Blueberry Festival to help fight cancer

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Parsons Family Farm Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parsons Farm Produce in Dagsboro.If the antioxidants in blueberries prevent cancer, then the Parsons Family Farms...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:39am

Dog ‘euthanized’ after attack near Dagsboro

A dog was killed by police on Tuesday during an active attack on a Delaware animal-control officer.

The incident, which took place on June 6, around 3:53 p.m., at 32978 DuPont Boulevard, near Dagsboro, involved multiple police agencies, as...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:28am

Antioch AME to host day of unity on Sunday, March 5

Benjamin “Ben” Beckett had a vision of salt and pepper in the congregation. So Antioch AME Church is inviting men and women of all colors to attend a special “CommUNITY Around Christ” church service on Sunday, March 5.

The special service...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:38am

National Guard renovations up for Dagsboro council approval

The Dagsboro Town Council appears set to approve planned renovations at the National Guard facility in Dagsboro.

The plans include expanding parking and equipment service facilities, installing a security fence to meet “buffer standards”...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:48am

Local couple celebrates a Marvel-ous 70 years together

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Irene and Charles Marvel in their kitchen in Dagsboro.Charles Marvel traveled the world in the 1940s as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. He says, however, that he had to come home to Sussex County to find his bride. Now...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:47am

Dagsboro appoints Baull as mayor

There’s a new mayor in Dagsboro, but one with a familiar face.

Brian Baull Sr. was appointed as mayor of the Town of Dagsboro at its December town council meeting, replacing Norwood Truitt, who remains on the council.

Baull said the...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:49am