Georgetown Christmas Parade set to step off Dec. 5

For more than 50 years, downtown Georgetown has played host to a Sussex County holiday traditions, and this year is no different. Scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Sussex County seat, the Annual Georgetown Christmas Parade is being organized...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:16am

Town of Bethany Beach photo contest is now open for entries

The Town of Bethany Beach is now accepting submissions for its annual photo contest. Photos will be selected for the 2020/2021 Town calendar and marketing efforts. The calendar is mailed to an estimated 3,200 households and available for sale in...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:13am

Mark Wong and Jerry Valme, of Hip Hop Fundamentals, interact with kids at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of a drug summit to reach children at a young age.

A summit for our kids

A child’s job, hip hop artist Mark Wong theorized, is to enjoy life.

“Can you do that if you’re on drugs?” he asked an energetic group of youngsters gathered in the gym at Lord Baltimore Elementary School for the Youth Drug Summit last...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:52am

Shoppers Sandy Stewart (right) and Yolanda Nock (center) shop for toiletries while Maya Maine (far left) checks out lip balm at the 2015 Holiday Expo.

Frankford fire hall hosting annual Holiday Expo event

The annual Holiday Expo at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is “our biggest one yet,” according to one of its organizers, offering more than 30 vendors and crafters as well as baked goods and of course, the Ladies’ Auxiliary’s famous chicken...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:27am

Mary Cannon, center, signs copies of the book ‘Willy's Neighborhood’ at a recent event at Bearhole Farms in Bayard, celebrating the book and the community that rallied around Cannon and her family when her late husband, Willy Cannon, was diagnosed with ALS. At her right is Bruce Hobler, who wrote the book and who read to Willy Cannon in the last several years of his life. At her left is book publisher Lois Hoffman.

‘Willy’s Neighborhood:’ A love story

On June 8, 2010, Willy and Mary Cannon sat in a doctor’s office and heard words they couldn’t even process: “Willy, you have ALS…there is no cure…you are going to die.” The Cannons, however, were not ready to accept such a dire prognosis.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:18pm

Lighthouse Christian students line up to shake hands and thank the attending veterans for their service during a past Veterans Day program at the school.

Free Lighthouse veterans program will highlight women who serve

At Lighthouse Christian School, one of the major goals is to instill an appreciation for their country and the freedoms available here. With that, they’re inviting the public to the annual Veterans Day Program and luncheon on Friday, Nov. 22, at...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:58pm

Living your healthiest life with diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

The number of Americans with diabetes grows each year. There are various types of diabetes or diabetes-related conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:56pm

Mandatory trapper education course registration open

With Delaware’s trapping season approaching, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program this week reminded both residents and non-residents of state trapper-education requirements. Trappers born after Jan. 1, 1978, must pass...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:17pm

Veterans honor colors at the Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View at a past Veterans Day celebration.

Honoring our veterans

Veterans Day gratitude, from fellow vets to public transit

It’s been a century since the U.S. created a holiday to honor military veterans.

When World War I was nearing an end, a 1918 truce began “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” From then on, the U.S. has honored veterans with...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:51pm

Ocean View plans scaled-up holiday event

By Susan Canfora
Staff Reporter

Like Santa’s scurrying elves, Ocean View town officials have been busy planning the first Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting, a larger and more festive celebration than events of past years....

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:31pm

Nominations open for Southern Delaware Tourism Awards

According to Southern Delaware Tourism, tourism is a $2+ billion (and growing) industry in Sussex County. In fact, representatives said, more than 16 percent of all jobs in the county – about 18,000 of them — are tourism-related.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:24pm

Mr. Pickles gets a belly rub from caretaker Betty Jannuzzio, practice administrator at Millsboro Animal Hospital,  where the 88-pound pig lives.

Mr. Pickles, the compassionate pig

Some little piggies go to market. Some stay home. And one is in hog heaven, living at the Millsboro Animal Hospital, where he snacks on sun-ripened cherry tomatoes from a silver bowl and lies on his back for belly rubs.

Known as Mr....

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:05pm

Botanic gardens invite families to visit before close of season

Raymond Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced this week that the DBG will be offering Family Days during November as they celebrate the last open month before “Closing the Garden Gates” for the winter season on Saturday,...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:35pm

Youth hunting days announced for 2019/2020

To promote youth hunting participation and recruitment, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated special deer and waterfowl hunting days available to youth hunters ages 10 through 15 on both public and private lands statewide.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:19am

What you should know about resistive training

We’ve had many conversations about the importance of maintaining your health. You know that I am a big advocate of doing all that you can to get in the best shape you can be in, because of what it means for your health and quality of life. It’s a...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:14am

Young bilingual author to present his latest book at library

Máximo César Castellanos, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, will present a reading from his latest book, “The Haunted Swamp,” at the Frankford Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m.

Yes, that’s correct — his latest book.


Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:57am

Local crafters set to offer gifts and more

Question: What do you get when you pair up a couple of serious crafters with a busy veterans’ organization?

Answer: The first-ever (at least, as far as she knows) craft show at the Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, according to Lois...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:27am

Smokey Hollow and Delaware Seaside Bride will host their annual bridal show on Nov. 3.

Smokey Hollow Bridal Show set to welcome brides, grooms and more

Attention, brides-to-be and engaged couples: Overwhelmed by the process of planning your wedding? Don’t know where to start?

Delaware Seaside Bride magazine, the Coastal Point’s sister publication, is here to help.

On Sunday, Nov. 3...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:44am

‘The Steward’ painting lets donor choose their charity

In a special artistic fundraiser, the donors get to decide exactly where their money will go. When painting the tranquil waters of Pepper Creek, artist Alan B. Tuttle knew he wanted “The Steward” to serve a larger purpose in his community.


Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:39am

Civil War book by local author receives award

Savas Beatie, an award-winning independent publishing company specializing in military and general history titles distributed worldwide, announced this week that “Lee is Trapped and Must be Taken: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:36am

Tour of Prince George’s Chapel offered on Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., Sandie Gerken, an active “friend of Prince George’s Chapel” and local historian, will give a tour of the church and cemetery in Dagsboro. The cost will be $20 for members of the Ocean View Historical Society...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:35am

Greater Millsboro Art League Director Deb Doucette is the winner of a Better Delmarva Award for her efforts to improve the facility in downtown Millsboro.

Millsboro art league director wins Better Delmarva Award

Deb Doucette, director of the Greater Millsboro Art League, has been awarded the Mountaire Better Delmarva Award.

The monthly award is presented to individuals, businesses, organizations or classrooms “who are going above and beyond to...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:34am

Nanticoke Indian Association to host Native American Day

The Nanticoke Indian Tribe will host their Native American Day Celebration on the grounds of the Nanticoke Indian Museum near Millsboro on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attractions include Native American storytelling, face painting,...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:31am

This untitled oil on canvas by Sean Foy is among the works by tattoo artists that are being shown at a special exhibit at Second Sun Gallery.

Second Sun Gallery to host art show of works from tattooists

Works from tattoo artists from across the country will be on display at Second Sun Gallery in Dagsboro starting this weekend.

Opening night of the show, free to the public, will be Sunday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., offering guests “some...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:27am

Civil War Profiles

The Civil War according to ‘Gath’ — With the marching army!

This is the fourth in a series about our hero George Alfred Townsend, a New York World reporter attached to the Union Army of the Potomac in 1862. Delaware-born “Gath” — the pen name he adopted later in life — was about to gain his initial...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:23am

Lesley McCaskill's 'Close Call' is among the works being featured during Gallery One's November show, 'Opposites Attract.'

‘Opposites Attract’ at Gallery One’s November show

Gallery One recently announce their November show theme, “Opposites Attract,” with the show open to the public from Oct. 30 through Dec. 3. The artists at Gallery One are exploring the idea of opposites and how they can be attractive while at the...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:20am

An ice sculpture is on display during last year’s Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach.

Fire & Ice Festival to expand in its third year

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & Holiday Inn Express and the Delaware Office of Tourism will present the next Annual Fire & Ice Festival on Jan. 24-26, 2020.

New this year, the festival...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:15am

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Millsboro police to host Halloween event on Oct. 31

The Millsboro Police Department, in partnership with local businesses, will host the town’s annual Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming children 12 or younger.

Dressed in costume, children may attend the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:03pm

Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach has been taken over by some bony-looking maintenance folks. Don’t worry — they’re just helping to prepare the town for the Wags, Witches & Warlocks event, set for Saturday, Oct. 26.

Bethany Beach ready to welcome Wags, Witches & Warlocks

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Bethany Beach will have officially “gone to the dogs” — and the witches, and the superheroes, and the ghosts and the goblins.

The town’s annual Wags, Witches & Warlocks celebration, which combines people, pets and...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:02pm

Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream gets approval

The owners of Shipwrecked Ice Cream have received final site plan approval to build a nautical-themed, 18-hole miniature golf course on the same property as the ice cream shop, at 3 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Becky and Patrick Adams...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:58pm

Frankford Fall Festival to feature costume parade, food

Don’t be alarmed by the scary clowns and grim reapers walking around Frankford this weekend.

They’re probably just heading for the Frankford Fall Festival, an annual event sponsored by Envision Frankford that includes a costume parade and...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:50pm

Smokey Hollow Bridal Show scheduled for Nov. 3

Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Barefoot Beach Bride, two local wedding resources, are hosting the Smokey Hollow Bridal Show on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. Smokey Hollow, located near Selbyville, is one of the newest wedding venues in...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:37pm

Salted Vines hosting fall events to benefit local causes

This fall, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery is hosting three events to support local charities including the Get Well Gabby Foundation, CAMP Rehoboth Community Center and Nemours Fund for Children’s Health at A.I. Dupont.

HalloWINE will...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:35pm

Participants in last year’s Cops & Goblins costume contest show off their hard work.

Cops & Goblins offering food, fun and more on Oct. 26

With the fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration just over a week away, Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin is encouraging the community to join in the fun of masquerading and trick-or-treating.

“I would like to personally...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:26pm

‘King Petty’ by Marc Clery for the Delaware State News will be among the many examples of Delaware photojournalism on display in the new exhibit.

Biggs Museum to open new exhibition featuring Delaware photojournalism

Coastal Point images among those on display

“News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. The art of photojournalism, especially in local newspapers, is under appreciated in American art museums even though they tell the stories that unify communities,” said...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:19pm

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club joins effort to benefit veterans

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club is working with the Oak Orchard Riverdale American Legion Post 28 and the Warrior Community Connect organization to host a Flags for Heroes fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Post 28, 31768 Legion Road...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:16pm

Banjo player looks to get himself in a jam(session)

South Bethany resident Bob O’Neill is looking for fellow musicians to play bluegrass.

A banjo player and recent retiree to the area, he’d like to see regular jam sessions — that get their name from musicians jamming, or crowding, together...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:58pm

Civil War Profiles

Civil War Profiles

The Civil War according to ‘Gath’: Foraging in the countryside

As a reporter for the New York World, Delaware native George Alfred Townsend covered a Pennsylvania unit of the Union army operating in Northern Virginia during the Civil War...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:49pm

Civil War Profiles

Civil War Profiles

The Civil War according to ‘Gath’: On the job!

Delawarean George Alfred Townsend, who used “Gath” as a penname later in life, dove into his assignment as a war correspondent for the New York World newspaper in the Virginia...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:47pm

Ocean View revs up for Cops & Goblins event

The fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration is planned for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in John West Park. In the event of rain, it will be held the next day.

Guests can masquerade in costume and enjoy free...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:21pm

Millsboro to pay some of art league’s costs

Following testimony from area residents who praised the Greater Millsboro Art League, the Millsboro Town Council this week agreed to pay utility costs for the building, which is owned by the Town, so art league staff can afford monthly rent and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:18pm

Dana Smith’s art is featured prominently on marketing materials for this year’s Artisans’ Festival.

BBVFC Artisans Festival set for Saturday

The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary has been busy preparing for its popular second-season event — the 12th Annual Artisans Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The art and craft fair, which utilizes...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:13pm

Artist Jennifer Carter takes to the beach with her camera. Carter specializes in photography, watercolor, oils and murals, and is one of the original artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST). She will be joined by 12 other artists on the Nov. 29-30 tour this year.

SEDAST to celebrate a quarter-century of studio tours this November

On Nov. 29 and 30, the artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) will open their studios to celebrate the tour’s 25th anniversary by featuring some of the finest art in the area.

The tour started as a “grassroots”...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 1:45pm

Continuing Events

Food events:

Dollar dinner — First State community dinners are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency (308 N. Railroad Ave.) in Georgetown....

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:34pm


Feb. 27

Coastal Climate Conversation — On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host Coastal Climate Conversations, “Flooding, Rain Bombs & Ocean Rise,” with...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:19am

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will begin its 22nd season, starting Sunday, Sept. 29.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra to present new season

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) — the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Lower Delaware’s only professional symphony — is celebrating its 22nd season, offering concerts in Easton, Md., Ocean City, Md., Ocean Pines, Md., and Ocean View, and...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:24am

Frankford harvest

Rumbling down Frankford’s main street on Monday afternoon, this combine began its autumn corn harvest. Barry Mitchell of Frankford, who sharecrops the land, was hoping to finish all 16 acres in one day.

Sweeping through several rows of...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:18am

Rina Thaler’s watercolor, ‘Fenced In’ is just one of the paintings to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Dark Shadows’ exhibit.

Gallery One to explore ‘Dark Shadows’ in October exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October show, “Dark Shadows,” which will be open to the public Oct. 2-30.

“This month’s theme at Gallery One is not as ominous as it sounds,” gallery representatives assured. “...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Music, laughter, friendship forged the Mountain Boys

When Bob Barber talked about being a member of the band Millville Mountain Boys, it was with a kind of gentlemanly gratefulness.

“I can’t stop smiling when I’m there. It’s so relaxing,” he told the Coastal Point shortly before he died,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:10am