Picture of the Week

Last Man Standing - Friday Night Freeze

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert
Nathan Mahaffey, of Ocean View, was the last man standing for his team at the first Friday Night Freeze event for local middle-school students at Ocean View Church of Christ on Friday, Jan. 10. The event was...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:11pm

VFW color guard members, accompanied by members of the Delaware State Police Fife & Drum Corps, march by The Wall That Heals during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Mason-Dixon Post 7234 in Ocean View. For more, see the photo page in this week's issue.

Area welcomes Wall That Heals

“Welcome Home.”

Two simple words.

A recurring theme of The Wall That Heals.

Words that Vietnam veterans longed to hear; words that some 58,000 men and women never made it home to hear.

Words that echoed across the...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:32pm

Healing hits home

Vietnam War memorial replica arrives in Ocean View for visit

Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, shouts of “Here it comes!” rang out on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View as flag-waving crowds craned their necks to see down the road.

First, an escort of law-enforcement officers on motorcycles, sirens...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:23pm

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill

History on display in Bethany

Like a veteran actress making a comeback in a new role, the Dinker-Irvin Museum in Bethany Beach is ready for its close-up — almost.

The historic beach home has been moved down the street and has been partially renovated in preparation for...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:30pm

American Legion car show

American Legion Post 28 hosted a car show on Saturday, Sept. 14. It was sponsored by Bay Area Hot Rods, and proceeds benefitted the Legion.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:36am

Patriotic members of the community showed up on Friday, Sept. 6, to offer their support to Warrior Beach Week families in a Heroes Welcome Home parade.

Vets, families celebrated

It’s about 11 miles from the Marketplace at Sea Colony to the Bayside community west of Fenwick Island. The trip takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

On Friday, Sept. 6, starting around 4:45 p.m., in blustery, damp weather...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Some Very Important Families are in town for Warrior Family Beach Week. So many in the community strive to make it special for the families.

Heroes are welcome here

Local residents help welcome Very Important Families to the beach

Being a host family for Operation SEAs the Day’s Warrior Family Beach Week is a life-changing experience, according to two local couples.

“We, as volunteers, get so much more back, having the experience of getting to know the families and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:20am


Psst. The beach is still open. They don’t close the gate until next week. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:28pm

Beach umbrellas

So, yeah, the beach seems like the place to be right now.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:41pm

Facing the end of Summer, together

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons

Ben and Sarah Hammaker, of York, Pa., spent a little time in South Bethany with their family last Thursday, Aug. 8. They decided to take in a sunset over the Little Assawoman Bay, and who can blame them? It’s...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:45pm

Searching for the right answers

After fatality, public questions safety of South Bethany canal road

After a local woman drove into and drowned in a South Bethany canal last month, some residents are demanding better safety precautions.

York Road has no signage indicating that it dead-ends roughly 8 meters from open water. The paved...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:15pm

Headed to Homeplate

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

The Senior League Softball World Series is right now taking place in Roxana, and we have you covered. Check out our special Homeplate publication, then get off the couch and go see some of the best young...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:51pm

Beat that heat

Noah Cummings found the perfect way to get through the recent heat wave in Bethany Beach last weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:58am

Police volunteer Bill Wichmann, 81, chats with Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin during a recent shift.

Volunteers step in to help

OVPD bolstered by roster of volunteers

Among the seven volunteers at the Ocean View Police Department, the joke is that one task is of utmost importance: keeping the coffee fresh and the pot on.

“If we run out of coffee, don’t bother coming back. Whatever the chief likes,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:52am

One with the waves

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Wing Eng enjoys some of the solitude one can find on a stand-up paddleboard.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:59pm

Celebrating Independence

South Bethany’s annual Boat Parade sailed through the town canals on June 29. As always, the theming really made these float.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

What Traffic?

Traffic have you down? Go up, up, up and you’ll find open roads... or, something.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:22am

'She was so nice'

The first-graders of Rita Williams’ class at Lord Baltimore Elementary School take their spots around Brielle’s Bench. Brielle Monroe Farlow passed away in 2018, just a few days after starting first grade. For more on her story, please see http...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:02pm

State Champs!

The Indian River High School volleyball team defeated Salesianum on Wednesday, May 22, to win the state championship. For more coverage, turn to page 64.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:43pm

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Blue jays

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant
Blue jays take care of their young in this nest spotted by Coastal Point photographer Tyler Valliant.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day

Spectators enjoyed a ceremonial dance at the Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, May 11.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Springtime Jamboree

Beth Ann Cayhall and Gerry Hocker sing ‘Shallow’ as a brother-sister duet during the 37th Annual Springtime Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School auditorium. Cayhall missed last year’s jamboree and was happy to be back...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

Millsboro Middle School’s Arthur Henry was named Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year.

‘My job is to light the fire’

Millsboro Middle conductor wins IRSD Teacher of the Year

At Millsboro Middle School, Arthur Henry believes that celebrating diversity has made his band students grow into better people, while becoming better musicians. That attitude helped him earn the honor of Indian River School District’s Teacher of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:13pm

Bear Trap community members work on the boardwalk at the historic U.S. Army Radar Site.

Preserving history

Bear Trap, Fort Miles Association spruce up WWII site

One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that. 

“This was one of Delaware’s mobile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:47am

Bethany Beach in bloom

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The tulips are ‘stopping the show’ in Bethany Beach right now, and we’re all a little better for it.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:52pm

And... they’re off!

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Participants in the Lower Sussex Community Easter Egg Hunt jumped right into action at the Lower Sussex Little League facility on Saturday, April 6, unofficially kicking off the ‘egg-hunt’ season for the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

A Day of Respect

Members of the Honor Guard of VFW Post 7234 fire off a salute as part of National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the post on Friday, March 29.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:51pm

Quilts of Valor

Serendipity quilting supply shop in Dagsboro held a community quilting event at their store on Saturday, March 23. The event saw approximately 150 quilt squares assembled for Quilts of Valor, an effort that sees quilts given to military veterans...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:57pm

Coastal Point • Submitted

Spring cleaning

After 14 years of sun, sand and salt, it’s time for a little spring refurbishment for the iconic Bethany Beach boardwalk clock. Town Manager Cliff Graviet said the clock has been sent back to its manufacturer, the Verdin Clock Company of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:05pm

Hot times in Frankford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company executed a controlled burn on Saturday, March 9, at a residence on Thatcher Street in downtown Frankford. The exercise began around 8 a.m. with a number of small fires...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:21pm

Hang in there, bud

Hang in there, bud! Warmer weather is coming (allegedly).

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:47pm

A window to the heavens

It is easy to be spoiled by our amazing sunsets and sunrises, but it does pay off to just stop and enjoy them from time to time.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:26pm

Mardi Gras in Selbyville

The Friends of the Selbyville Public Library presented a Mardi Gras Benefit on Saturday, Feb. 16, to fund children’s programs, technology upgrades and capital improvements at the library. For more photos, turn to page 30.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:37pm

Shine On

Connor Watson cuts a rug during the Night to Shine event at Ocean View Church of Christ on Friday, Feb. 8. For more photos,

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Watery winter wonderland

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons

Last week’s chilly temperatures brought snow and ice on land and water, creating this picturesque view over the Rehoboth Bay near Dewey Beach.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:14pm

Fire & Ice

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is — cornhole is being played one way or another around here. Last weekend’s Fire & Ice Festival, hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, was a smash.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:45am

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse came in to view on Sunday, Jan. 20, and our photographer was all over it. Well, he wasn’t ‘over’ it as much as he was... You know what we meant.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:37am

Granted, we weren’t exactly in ‘whiteout’ conditions, but we did get a little taste of winter with last week’s snow.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:11am

Out at the inlet

One of the most mesmerizing aspects of spending time at the Indian River Inlet is the opportunity to get lost in infinite possibilities to the east. Plus, it’s the Inlet. You don’t really need any other reasons to be there.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:21pm

Running into the New Year

Participants got fortunate with some unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday, Jan. 1, as they ran into the ocean as part of the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimo event.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:14pm

Church Carols with Charlie

Charlie Lynch, left, performed at a Christmas Hymn Sing as Mark Marvel watches on at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 3:08pm

SDSA students find themselves in art

Southern Delaware School of the Arts invited the public to sketch with John Donato, a professional artist who will lead a school-wide art project. The Moving Pastels Project lets people create their own colorful self-portraits as a fish, paired...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:10pm

What's This!?

The Southern Delaware School of the Arts recently brought to life Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’ The Nov. 30 dance performance featured students in grades 5 to 8 in the now-iconic story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, who...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:14am

Time with the Big Guy

Zoey Pla gets in some time with Santa at Dagsboro’s tree-lighting event on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:27pm

Honoring our veterans

At the Lighthouse Christian School’s ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ program on Friday, Nov. 16, students lined up to thank the many veterans in attendance. This year’s program focused on Korean War veterans. Veterans from that era received special...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:57pm

Off to the Polls

The Frankford fire hall was but one of many local polling spots that saw plenty of traffic come through on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

A Scary Look Behind the Books

The Selbyville Public Library took on a rather scary look as it was given a haunted look over Halloween.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:15pm

Forever the engine

We’ve had plenty of development and growth over the years, but agriculture is still the engine that built this community. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:52pm

Picture of the Week

Kellan Bowman takes care while painting his pumpkin at the Bear Trap Dunes Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:40pm