Arts & Entertainment

Delaware Botanic Gardens puts down roots with 99-year lease

A $1 lease might be the best deal that anyone will get in Sussex County. But the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) is also helping to fulfill Sussex County Land Trust’s (SCLT) mission to preserve open space by leasing 37 acres near Dagsboro as part...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:07am

Bethany Beach Fourth of July celebration to feature parade, Warrior Spirit

Coastal Point • File Photo : Independence Day is celebrated with a huge parade in?Bethany Beach. These young ladies pass out candy while wearing some patriotic gear.Bethany Beach is set for an all-day Fourth of July celebration this Friday, with...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:59am

Millsboro parade offers youth the chance to meet Uncle Sam

Coastal Point • File Photo : Participants in last year’s Millsboro youth parade show off their patriotism.For seven years, the youth of Millsboro have been parading in celebration of the Fourth of July, and they’ll continue that tradition this...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:57am

Fenwick Island to hold 10th annual Bonfire

Coastal Point • File Photo : The bonfire at Fenwick Island will celebrate its 10th annual event on Saturday, July 5, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.If the parades and fireworks haven’t provided enough Independence Day fun for 2014, Fenwick Island will...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:55am

Bear Trap to continue holiday celebration into July 5

Coastal Point • File Photo : Bear Trap Dunes will be hosting its own Fourth of July Parade again this year, on Saturday, July 5, at 9 a.m. Above, these children participate in the 2012 parade.For more than a decade, Bear Trap Dunes has been...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:52am

Fenwick families celebrate Independence Day with neighborhood parade

Coastal Point • File Photo: The unofficial Fenwick Island Fourth of July Parade, as brought to you by the residents of W. Virginia Avenue, back in 2010.­Some Fenwick Island visitors may be surprised to learn that Fenwick Island has had its own...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:49am

Marie's KitchenSoft-shell a(Muse.)-ments with Hari Cameron

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron’s career since I first highlighted him in June...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:48am

Millsboro Chamber readies for annual golf classic

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 19, offering golfers the opportunity to enjoy what is widely considered one of the area’s most beautiful public courses, while also supporting a...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:25am

Bethany Skim Jam is back on Monday nights

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: A young skimboarder catches some air during Monday night’s Skim Jam in Bethany Beach.For years, pro surfer Colin Herlihy and pro skimboarder Bill Baxter have been showing up at the beach on Garfield Parkway in...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:06am

Talkin’ Dew Tour with Bob Burnquist

Coastal Point • File Photo: Bob Burnquist recovers after a wipeout during the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City.Some of the best skateboarders in the world flocked to the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk last weekend to compete at the Dew Tour Beach...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:59am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

Local surfers to compete in Surf Shop final at Dew Tour

This weekend’s Dew Tour Beach Championships, being held in Ocean City, Md., feature some of the best surfers in the area among both national and international talent, set to take to the waves in Thursday night’s Amateur Surf Shop final.


Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:41am

Civil War Profiles: Secret agent provides timely report on Lee’s invasion

In an increasingly apprehensive search for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, from his headquarters in Fairfax, Va., sent his cavalry to the west and an intelligence agent to the north, to pinpoint the Army of Northern...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:37am

Bethany library summer programs offer something for everyone

Although school is out for the summer, it doesn’t mean it’s time to close up those books. The South Coastal Library is continuing to hold their Summer Reading Program, for library patrons ranging from children to adults.

This year’s...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:36am

Roberts opens Bethany Beach studio, Beach Pilates

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Kelly Roberts celebrated the opening of Beach Pilates with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 19. The studio will serve as more than just a place to learn and do Pilates, Roberts teaches about all kinds of health...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:28am

Turtle crossings sometimes need a little help

I moved to the shore area in 1986. I remember driving up and down Route 1 and seeing the “Turtle Crossing” signs. But over the years I have never been fortunate enough to see any turtles crossing Route 1.

I do, however, occasionally come...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:30am

Great Race gears up for drive into Millsboro next Tuesday

The Great Race, an old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Millsboro next week, as they stop for food during their nine-day drive through 13 states.

The race will start June 21 in Ogunquit, Maine, and weave its way 2...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:14pm

Ocean View to hold first Concert in the Park for season

This Friday, the Town of Ocean View will hold the first of its two Concerts in the Park for the summer. On June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., the band 33 1/3 will perform. On Aug, 15, again from 6 to 8 p.m., Oh Boy! will return to the park. The concerts...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:12pm

Event raises funds for diabetic children

Your next mocha latté or dinner could help send children to summer camp. Kool Bean Bistro in Ocean View will host an all-day fundraiser on Saturday for the nonprofit Camp Possibilities, for children with Type I diabetes.

“The goal is to...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:09pm

Comics & Gaming shop brings the action to Bethany

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Comics & Gaming opened around Memorial Day in Bethany Beach.There’s the smell of fresh-pressed ink — pushing art and action to leap off the page. And Bethany Beach’s newest comic book shop always has an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:16pm

Civil War Profiles: Lee’s shadowy invasion through the Shenandoah Valley

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac were operating in a cat-and-mouse mode on their march northward away from the Rappahannock River in early June 1863. Hooker was in pursuit of Lee,...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:02am

Dew Tour returning to Ocean City this week for 10th anniversary

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Anthony Napolitan checks out the view from above of the 2012 Ocean City, Md. Dew Tour.The Dew Tour Beach Championships will return to the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk this Wednesday, June 25, to follow up last year’s...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:03am

Tunnell-West historical complex to open weekly to public

The Ocean View Historical Society is hoping to open its doors — and, more specifically, its historical complex — this month to help teach locals and visitors about the area’s history.

Beginning June 18, the Ocean View Historical Society...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:38am

Local farmers’ markets opening for the season

Area farmers’ markets are preparing to open for the summer season.

The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market has done so well in the past few years that Market Manager Ellen Magee said the market will now have a second location in West Fenwick,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:35am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

Local artist/UD student draws creative inspiration from the sea

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: University of Delaware student Katie Chavatel is inspired by the ocean and large portion of her art revolves around that theme. Here, Chavatel’s most defining piece is created from acrylic, oil and water-based...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:38am

Civil War Profiles: ‘Here come the Rebels! — The march to Gettysburg begins

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fought and won the battle of Chancellorsville in early May 1863. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s outnumbered army defeated its Union opponent; however, it sustained nearly 13,000 casualties in the process.


Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:36am

‘Ping Pong Summer’ premieres in OC, comes to the Clayton

Coastal Point • Submitted: Rad Miracle dances to some ’80s hip-hop in ‘Ping Pong Summer,’ a movie set during an Ocean City summer in the 1980s.How do you define a nostalgic summer in Ocean City, Md.? For filmmaker Michael Tully, it’s beach days,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:33am

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

Cornhole tournament to benefit Russell White scholarship

Coastal Point • File Photo: The ladies of the Xi Upsilon sorority pose for a photo in the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall during the fourth annual cornhole tournament, last year.This weekend, the Xi Upsilon sorority will host its...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:46am

Wine and beer tasting to raise money for Rotary Club

This Saturday, beer and wine lovers will have the opportunity to sample some tasty libations, for the sake of a good cause. On Saturday, May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Southern Sussex Rotary will host a craft beer and wine tasting at Costa Ventosa...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:44am

CoCHILLa to feature local musicians’ work

This weekend, residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to sample the talents of some of the area’s singers and songwriters at a unique free event, when the Big Chill Surf Cantina in Rehoboth Beach will host the second CoCHILLa event...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:08am

Civil War Profiles: A post-war lynching in Delaware

The end of the Civil War did not bring a complete halt to the massive loss of life that took place during four years of conflict. Animosity between the races frequently led to unbridled mob rule and lynching of African-Americans, as well as...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:04am

Get to know the talent at the 2014 Artisans Fair

Coastal Point • Submitted: Above, Marcia Cupschalk returns to this year’s Artisans Fair, to be held at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School. Cupschalk creates fine art and jewelry and is known for her kumihimo braiding used in her jewelry.Growing...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:58am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

Maryland-filmed Western to premiere at Clayton

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Day of the Gun’ will be shown at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro on Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26.Dust off those spurs and don’t forget the popcorn as the Clayton Theatre presents “Day of the Gun...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:52am

Millsboro Country Festival to return this fall

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: During last year’s Millsboro Country Festival, Joshua Johnson, 10, of Long Neck competes in a Redneck Challenge, throwing remotes.This September, the Millsboro Country Festival will return to bring fun and a little...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:35am

Elementary students to perform with MSO for Freeman’s opening night

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Julien Benichou rehearses with John M. Clayton Elementary School students last week in preparation for the Freeman Stage opening night.For its official 2014 opening...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:27am

Tickets on sale for Dirt Road Outlawz concert in Millsboro

Attention country music fans: The Dirt Road Outlawz will be holding a special concert at the Millsboro Town Center on Aug. 16.

“We were thinking about something to prep a month ahead of time for the Millsboro Country Festival that’s coming...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:50pm

Millsboro Chamber to host spelling bee June 12

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is set to test the spelling acumen of local teams, with its team spelling bee competition, set for June 12.

“When I was president, I was looking for a new event. I looked around at many other...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:43pm

Student musicians bringing ‘Movie Magic’ to IRHS

Coastal Point • File Photo: The cast of a previous Indian River High School ‘Movie Magic’ show dons masks for ‘Masquerade.’Indian River High School is ready to put on a show and, this time, students looked to the “silver screen” for inspiration....

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:32pm

Legion offers chance to boogie like it’s 1969

Those looking to get down this weekend can boogie over to American Legion Auxiliary Post #24 on Sunday, May 18, to “Party Like it’s 1969.”

“We were playing the jukebox, and everyone was singing along with it. I said, ‘You know — we’ve...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Annual Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

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Coastal Point • Submitted: The annual Artisans Fair will be held at Lord Baltimore Elementary School this year and will feature all kinds of arts and crafts, including this piece, ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ fabric wall art by Janice Itzel.Now in...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:27pm

IRHS students to ‘prom’enade along Bethany boardwalk

Indian River High School students will enjoy an elegant beachside stroll on Saturday, May 10, as the school for the first time hosts its prom Grand March on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach.

“What’s better than to bring out hundreds of kids...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:59am

Flower and bake sale to support Indian River VFC

Those looking for last-minute treats for the mom in their lives can head out to the annual Mother’s Day Flower & Bake Sale fundraiser hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, May 10, in Long Neck....

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:43am

‘A family of many patriots’: An interview with ‘Capt.’ Glenn Layton

Glenn Layton — former president and current member of the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table — is proud of the generations of his family who defended their country, including service in the Union army during the Civil War. For the past...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:04am

Gardeners by the Sea offer plant parents the chance to adopt hydrangeas

Those looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift need look no further. For the second year, Gardeners by the Sea will be holding their Adopt a Baby Hydrangea sale, this weekend.

“We’re always looking for innovative fundraising ideas, and...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:02am

Barefoot Gardeners plant sale is for green thumbs and sandy feet

Kids, or kids at heart, can get a last-minute gift for Mom, or let her choose, at the Barefoot Gardeners Garden Club annual plant sale, on Saturday, May 10, in Fenwick Island.

“There are quite a few small ones that people can get for...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:01am

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival offers tastes, courses for the curious

Calling all foodies: The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival is coming to Delaware next week, with four days of events at more than 40 venues stretching from the Main Line of Pennsylvania to the Delaware beaches.

“It came out of being that...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:56am

World Fair Trade Day event returning to South Bethany

World Fair Trade Day celebrates food, art and fair trade for all, and all are welcome Saturday, May 10, at Made By Hand, South Bethany’s international cooperative that sells fair-trade craft pieces from around the world.

Owner Kimberly...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:55am