A lot goes into Delaware’s new single-stream

With the introduction of single-stream recycling — meaning those recycling in Delaware can dump their cans, bottles, plastic and newspapers in one container — recycling just got a whole lot easier. But anyone who has ever asked themselves what...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:45am

Bringing “green” indoors

As the word “green” gains in popularity and usage as a synonym for “environmentally friendly,” it might be easy to lose sight of exactly which environment is being referenced. For the Waehlers of Ocean View, “environment” not only meant the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:45am

Dead CFLs and other hazards

As part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed into law on Dec. 19, 2007, the traditional incandescent light bulb will essentially be phased out of the U.S. market beginning in 2012.

Acceptable replacements include...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Eco Consulting: sustainability & practicality

For home owners who want to live off the grid by using solar panels, that’s great. If they want to have a tankless hot water heater and geothermal heating and cooling, that’s great too. But, if home owners want to have an overall holistic design...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Are you ready for the DTV transition?

Chances are when most of the remaining analog cellular phone systems were turned off Feb. 18, you didn’t lose the use of your more modern wireless phone, even if some people were surprised to find their alarm systems and older cellular-based car...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:51am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.


Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Local musician with great ambitions reflects on his roots

Music — it’s all around us, and most people have found it a soothing balancer to accompany the leisure in their lives. For Frankford native Mike Givens, however, music is his life, a reassuring solace of what he’s accomplished and the promising...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:16am

Health technology gets moving and grooving

In this second part of our story on health technology, we’ll be looking at some alternative exercise devices and online dieting options.

Office work gets moving

No, we’re not going to recommend you try out the Hawaii Chair (www....

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:14am

Vintage radio shows tune in to Bethany

The Ad Hoc Touring Theater Company, an outgrowth of Georgetown’s renowned Possum Point Players, will be turning back the clocks this week as audience members tune in to the ambiance of old-time radio broadcasts.

This Tuesday, Feb. 19,...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

Art organizations backing proposed art center

Last week’s meeting between representatives from various state-wide art organizations and Arts Consulting Group mustered high hopes for the Joshua M. Freeman Center for the Arts in the Bayside community in Selbyville. Dozens were in attendance,...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:41am

Your green word of the week: Ecology

1: a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments
2: the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment
Human ecology
1: a branch of sociology dealing...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:35am

Students make every day Earth Day with recycling project

Each year, the fourth-grade students in Tanya Mock’s class at East Millsboro Elementary School study a unit about preserving and protecting the environment.

Tanya Mock’s fourth-grade class at East...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:34am

Is green just as mean on grungy grout?

Standing in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store can make you feel a little like you should have paid more attention in chemistry class.


What is phosphorus, and why would I need something that contains no...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:31am

Miranda and Hardt go green

In the current real estate market, there’s a lot of competition, so it’s a given that every home for sale has to stand out. The same goes for the new-home building industry. In this area, buyers can now have their choice of new home in a new...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:27am

Hybrid homes take green houses beyond solar panels

Two new homes nestled back in Ocean Way Estates, built by custom builder E.S.B. Inc., are turning the heads of passers-by. The solar panels atop the roof may be one of the most noticeable features of the houses, though for these eco-friendly...

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:00pm

Local artist shooting for the stars

An artist by trade, Milan Murray uprooted from Philadelphia after 15 years of residency and moved to the area only a short while ago, but has already carved out quite a reputation for himself.

In viewing his Web site, at

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:17am

A little bit of, well, everything

Take one step into the Bethany Trading Company on Garfield Parkway and you realize immediately that you are not in a typical business. In fact, “typical” can leave your vocabulary as soon as you take stock of the merchandise adorning the walls...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:01am

Recycling drop-off location dropped

It’s one of the most popular destinations for “green”-minded residents and visitors to the area, but as of March 2008, the recycling drop-off center in Millville will itself be headed for the recycling bin.

Millville’s Masonic lodge, Doric...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:58am

The tearing of the green...

The presents have all been unwrapped and put away, the tree is getting ready to go back up in the attic and all we are left with is empty boxes, torn wrapping paper and lots of cardboard.

Sound familiar? This is the time of year that I...

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 7:34am

Future of ‘green’ initiative sunny at C.P. Diver

“It’s not a trend to me,” said Clif Diver of C.P. Diver in Lewes. He is talking about the recent surge in “green” activity — green living, green dying, green cars, green jobs — Americans are being saturated with eco-friendly ways to do almost...

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 7:20am

Got cell? Put that old phone out to pasture gracefully

Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s certain that quite a few of us woke up Christmas morning with a new cell phone under the tree or unwrapped something shiny, silver and technological to go with the traditional blue and silver of...

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 12:29am

Young duo spreads holiday cheer

Lifelong friends Kate Frey and Sara Baker have always been surrounded by music, so it was only a matter of time before they came together with their talents. Just weeks ago, they debuted their first joint project, an acoustic holiday album, “Pure...

Friday, December 28, 2007 - 9:33am

For the ultimate cool Yule

Ah, the holidays… when all good geek brains turn to thoughts of e-goodies and tech toys. Yes, it’s time for the annual round-up of my top tech gift ideas for you and yours, with items for all budgets and every tech lover on your gift list.


Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:34am

For the kids

While picking technology gifts for teenagers and adults is more a process of narrowing down a wide range of options, it’s only been in recent years that technology for the smallest of humans has really started to come into its own.


Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:32am

Holiday spirit: A labor of love or just labor?

There’s something rather Paul Bunyan-esque about going out in the snow and cutting down your own Christmas tree with a handsaw. After regrettably notifying my editor and publisher that I had yet to pick out my tree this year, that’s exactly what...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:08am

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

With all the recent talk of “being green” and “going green,” it’s hard not to think about how you can make a difference this holiday season. What does it all mean? Should you start recycling? Buy a hybrid? Figure out what a carbon footprint is...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:03am

Whimsical artist debuts at Good Earth

Although he’s known primarily for his work in marketing, John Donato is now making a powerful step into the local art scene. The graphic design graduate from the University of Maryland in 1992 is establishing himself today as not only an...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:53am

NextGen puts wind in the sails of energy

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) was in Sussex County this past week and visited with Robert Light and Brian Lisiewski of NextGen Energy Inc., located in Millsboro. Carper toured their office and discussed H.R. 6, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection...

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 7:00pm

Community shows thankfulness to local service members

Loving newlyweds Jonathan and Ashley Steele may have tied he knot early this October, but their first holiday season as a married couple will likely prove to be one of their toughest.

Sen. Tom...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:40am

Book 'em Bezos

It’s likely that at least as many of you will read this column online as on paper. So, what’s keeping you from reading your copy of “War and Peace” or the latest bestselling crime thriller in digital format rather than in paper and ink format?...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:37am

Straighten up with crooked finger

Three acquaintances have found a way to bring together their passion for music, with the help of battered hands, a pile of shoes and a wife’s intimidating warning.

Coastal Point • SUBMITTED

Crooked Finger are, from left:...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 8:24am

Artist’s work proves anything but ‘Grim’

The acrylic creations from Bethany Beach artist Tara Funk Grim possess a staggering precision that makes the finished work utterly recognizable, yet completely one-of-a-kind.

Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO
Tara Funk Grim teaches a...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:42am

Abstract artists emotes feeling through work

There’s something about the boldness of local artist Jonathan Spivak’s artistic creations that seems so awry, yet structured at the same time. For him, the talent comes natural, as an outlet to be himself and portray inner emotions and thoughts....

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:11am

Potter brings back original style to art tour

Kim Doughty, owner of The Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, has enjoyed a two-and-a-half year run at the coffee shop. It’s her artistic creativity and imagination, however, that are proving to be her true calling. Doughty has been creating pottery...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:34am

Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival casts its 4th year

Anglers and fishermen have geared up this weekend for the area’s largest fishing tournament to date, the Fourth Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival on October 19, 20 and 21 at the Indian River Marina. Over $24,000 will be given away...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:44am

Pumpkin pursuit: the ultimate autumn quest

With record-breaking temperatures this past week, one of the last things on most people’s minds is the imposing autumn season (which started Sept. 23, mind you). For those of us who have managed to realize that it is the second week of October,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:04am

Local woman cruising through life

It’s easy to wander off and think about taking a vacation in Baja or Fiji when talking with Lisa Daisey, 29, of Millville. This past Christmas was the first Christmas in 10 years that she spent at home with her family. After 10 years of traveling...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:57am

Work of Love

For anyone who grew up in this area, there’s a pretty good chance that growing up, they or someone they know have crossed paths with lifetime resident Herman Koenig. From mechanic, to farmer to construction worker, there’s virtually nothing this...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:05am

Fair warning from Four Daze Notice

The members of Four Daze Notice went with a play on words when developing a name for their band. But, for the most part, the young quartet’s name stems from their first, impromptu performance.

Coastal Point • JESSE PRYOR
Four Daze...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:16am

Millville United Methodist Turns 100

This past Sunday, Millville United Methodist Church on Atlantic Avenue celebrated a century of worship. The church was established in 1907, and its members reflected upon times of poverty, when support from congregation was essential. Over the...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:04am

A journey in the Amazon

In Delaware, environmentalists try to conserve local turtles by building fences along Route 1 and putting up signs warning drivers to avoid running them over.
High in the mountain jungle of Peru, where the mighty Amazon begins its 4,000...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:27am

Budding artist brings natural splendor to Boardwalk Art show

Theresa Dominique Richard has only been in the local art scene for four years, but she is coming out strong with a colorful style and a background in art, a role as a devoted mother and wife, and a heartwarming history about overcoming the...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:51am

Milton artist makes a noticeable name for himself

With a birth name as strong and prominent as “Abraxas,” one might expect great accomplishments throughout their life. Fortunately, the Milton artist who goes simply by that first name is fulfilling those achievements, sharing his amazing skills....

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:36am

Carl M. Freeman makes donation to library campaign

The Friends of the South Coastal Library and other library supporters are nearing the halfway point in their capital campaign to raise $3 million for their share of funding needed for planned expansion of the library in Bethany Beach.


Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:17pm

There's something dirty in my computer

Have you vacuumed your computer lately?

Yes, I said vacuumed.

Better question: have you cracked open your computer case lately and taken a look at what’s inside?

And, no, I don’t mean the hard drive, CD/DVD drive or whatever...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:14pm

Seafaring best-selling author making a stop in Bethany

Swordfish boat captain, active lobster fisherman and best-selling author – very few have come close to accomplishing the things New England native Linda Greenlaw has achieved.
Her time as captain of a sword boat warranted a role in...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 8:00pm

Back Bay Tours: A comfortable escape from summer bustle

Tom Fowler has spent the majority of his life on Delaware’s Assawoman Bay, and for the third season, he has had the opportunity to share the splendor and marvel of what he’s seen through his Back Bay Tours.

Coastal Point • RYAN SAXTON...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:52pm

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

The chance to grab tickets for the 16th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is quickly dwindling. This year, 10 homes throughout the Bethany and Fenwick areas will be featured, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the South Coastal Library....

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:02pm

Millville church cooks away the blues

The fundraiser events put on by Millville United Methodist Church each month have become much more than mere money-makers. They’ve grown to social gatherings of both the congregation and community. And with a new minister in town, last week’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm