Powwow! Over 40 Tribes join Nanticoke this weekend

The Nanticoke Indian Association will celebrate years of tradition and heritage once again this weekend, at their 30th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow in Millsboro.
“It’s a great pride to our people,” said Gene Norwood, whose family has been...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:09am

Which 'smartphone' is the smart choice?

Like many technology writers this week, I’ve had to take some deep consideration of how I’d deal with the subject of the iPhone.

After last Friday’s long lines and cult-like enthusiasm, it’s already clear that Apple has a hit with their...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Local photographer shares deep sea splendor

Many people dream of deep-sea SCUBA diving along tropical coral reefs in the Caribbean, or through the cold, mysterious waters of New England. For Janna Schneider, however, that dream has become very much a reality, and one that may ultimately,...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany ready to knock some socks off

Those hoping to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks in Bethany Beach last year got a bigger boom — and more bust — than they might have expected.

A storm front lingering north of the town looked threatening as the audience for the display...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany father gets his day

Dad. Father. Pops… no matter what you call him, this Sunday, June 17, will remind every person of that endearing gentleman in our lives. For one Bethany Beach resident in particular, though, the bonding experience he shares with his 2-year-old...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Battling the berries: the struggle of conquering the strawberry

The middle of June marks the heart of the strawberry season. And there’s nothing quite like an early morning strawberry hunt to remind me just how unproductive I am. Most people can go to a field, pick their strawberries and leave, whereas, more...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Seaside Craft Show getting bigger every year

Just three years ago, members of Bethany Beach’s Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee were venturing into unknown territory, organizing the group’s first craft show.
Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO:
Terry Lenzi poses with her...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Steakhouse and Banks

The annual Taste of Coastal Delaware is nothing new to restaurant owner Jerry Richard, who has premiered his cooks’ talents with his seven-year stint as owner of the former Big Easy in Bethany. But this year, he’s bringing some different flavor...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:27am

Fresh restaurant will bring their ‘Finest’ to Taste

With a name like Philly’s Finest, there’s no doubt the cheesesteaks that the Fenwick Island sandwich shop puts out are superlative — mouth-watering steak, smothered with melted cheese, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.


Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:25pm

Wireless Internet: the Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving

"tricia, what is this box hooked up to my computer?” my father asked me this week, in the typical all-lowercase e-mail he started sending me after I informed him some years ago that uppercase typing in e-mail was equivalent to shouting.


Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:14pm

Local families prepared to cruise

In one more week, car collectors and enthusiasts will head down to Ocean City for the 17th Annual Cruisin’, celebrating America’s infatuation with automobiles. Hot rods, customs and street machines will parade their panache and performance in a...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:03pm

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.


Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:02am

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.


Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 8:00pm

Music becomes ministry

More than nine months ago, musicians Joe Bartell and Christine Wood – both active Christians – sat down to organize a way to bring together what they loved most. Today, the Selbyville-based, nonprofit Acoustic Café sets aside one night each month...

Friday, April 20, 2007 - 8:11am

Local college student reaches out to Africa

While many living at the Delaware shore will struggle to make any sort of plans for this summer, one local college student will be traveling to far-away Africa for the opportunity of a lifetime, with hopes of making a difference in the world....

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:55am

Marie's Kitchen--My favorite foods are made with love

Lois Saraceni, a real estate agent with Long and Foster, lights up a room. We met at a Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce event, when I heard her Pennsylvania accent and the word “gravy.” Naturally, I joined the conversation.


Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:59am

Lighthouses ... Local man's talent brightens up the nation

As of May 18, Racine, Wisc., will shine a little brighter, and it’s all thanks to Ed Chiasson, owner of Selbyville-based Sea-Lites.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Ed Chiasson stands next to some of his creations before they are...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:57am

Nintendo’s latest game console a win-win

I bowled a 229 game last Sunday. Pins were flying, and I managed six consecutive strikes. And I haven’t picked up a bowling ball since kindergarten.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
The Wii is Nintendo’s latest gaming machine...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:52am

The lowdown on High Maintenance

With a name like High Maintenance for a female acoustic duo, an audience might be quick to anticipate a prissy, stuck-up style in the band members. But Melissa Alesi and Gina DiNubile share carefree, sociable attitudes that are quite the contrary...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

An Irish Reflection

St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a holiday for Americans of Irish descent to take time to appreciate and acknowledge their heritage and ancestry. Through the years, however, many have come to adopt a 24-hour long Irish pedigree,...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Aerobics instructors keep community active

Teaching aerobics class for the Indian River School District adult-education program has become much more than an obligation or a task for Willa Jordan and Gail Harmon. The two women, who both work at the Stockley Center, classify teaching...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Martial arts instructor teaches best offense is a good defense

Life has been quite the ride for retired mechanical engineer Walter Knapp — from a successful stint with Northrop Grummen to a healthy obsession with fly fishing. His true calling, however, seems to be his passion for martial arts. And now,...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Retired minister continues his practices in Sussex

Bud Truitt has seen the world in his efforts to spread the word of God over the better half of the last decade. This delinquent-turned-preacher has established 17 churches from Massachusetts to Delaware, including Bethel Tabernacle Church of God...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Young musician brings talent to local spots

Many people spend months and years trying to perfect a musical talent, contributing time and money into lessons and classes. But for one local 19-year-old, music has become a way for him to define himself and live his life. Drake Burd’s...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Class offers hope for computer-fearful

Scared of the Start menu? Frightened of files and folders? Petrified about programs and printers? Then “Computers for the Terrified” may be just the thing for you.
The two-night class — to be taught March 12 and 14 at Lord Baltimore...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Local Teacher will get a shot at $1 million

Philip C. Showell Elementary School teacher Kathleen Yuhanick said she never expected to be testing her trivia knowledge on national television, in front of hundreds of thousands viewers. But that’s exactly what she’ll be doing later this summer...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Apple’s new iPhone

The buzz from tech-heads over last week’s Consumer Electronics Show was easily drowned out by the enthusiastic sighs over Apple’s new iPhone – the long anticipated cell phone/iPod hybrid that CEO Steve Jobs announced at the company’s annual...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:30pm

A lion with a heart of gold

For dedicated Lions Club member Bill Scott, gratification can be as simple as a child’s smile or as profound as helping to improve the way a person lives their life. The Philadelphia native has done all of this and more, devoting countless hours...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:28pm

Group Effort

On Thursday, Jan. 4, more than 70 Indian River High School students attend a presentation by several local volunteer fire departments — part of an effort to promote junior recruitment for area fire companies.

Indian River students...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:35am

Marie's Kitchen -- My favorite foods are made with LOVE

New Year’s is the oldest of all holidays, and New Year’s resolutions date back more than 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. Our one-day celebration pales in comparison to their 11-days. What we do have in common, though, is the belief that a...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:27am

Great tech gifts keep on giving

Ah, the days after Christmas, when all good gift cards go back to the store for a belated spree of shopping goodness and all bad gifts are hoped to do likewise.

Did you get a set of USB-powered hedge clippers for Christmas? Was Santa off...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Freezers ready for third year

Not expecting a large turnout in the inaugural year of the Fenwick Freeze on New Year’s Day, 2005, Fenwick Island Resident JoEllen Cain ironed designs onto only about 40 T-shirts to hand to the event’s participants.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Here they come a-wassailing …

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of Southeastern Delaware brought bright holiday wishes with a choral performance at the Sussex County Senior Services CHEER Center on Friday, Dec. 15.
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

'Gourd' tidings she brings

For Dagsboro artist Barbara Burns, decorating for the holidays is nothing new, with a love for painting and crafts that began as far back as she can remember. This past season, though, she tried her hand at what may be one of her most successful...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year

So it’s about time that I write my Christmas technology column for this year. Now, I usually do a list on ideas on what I might get my co-workers for Christmas, but this year I’ve decided to break the norm. This year I’ll be writing about what I...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

State may see nation's first offshore wind farm

Anyone who lives in the area can regale the unwary with stories about nor’easters and the tail ends of hurricanes that pass by the Delaware coast. But in a matter of years, that wind, which people often take for granted, could become the solution...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mitchell and CAP getting organized

After months of exploring opportunities and familiarizing with energy industry jargon, Perry Mitchell and his group, Consumers for Alternative Power, are getting organized.

With himself and a group of nine others across the immediate area...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

District, CIB propose schoolyard watersheds

The Indian River School District partners annually with the Center for the Inland Bays to take middle-school students to James Farm Ecological Preserve to introduce them to and educate them about the watershed. District elementary school students...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Erosion underscores lobbying efforts

Bethany Beach resident Bob Parsons spent part of his Thanksgiving holiday taking photographs of beach erosion from the coastal storm that hit the area Thanksgiving Eve and continued through the weekend, wreaking havoc to dunes and boardwalk alike...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Town tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact — in one of likely many trips this holiday season — he is coming to Selbyville, along with marching bands, commercial floats, antique cars and fire trucks for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Howell and Lowercase Blues capitalize on Delaware nightlife

For local musician Aaron D. Howell and power trio Lowercase Blues, music has always been a first true love. From Motown and blues to classic rock tunes, these Delawareans have brought forth the calming classic Southern style with their own...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Green energy produced at Delaware landfills

Methane released from two Delaware landfills — one in Sussex County — will now be used to make “green” energy.

Ameresco Inc., a Boston-based company, is using specialized engines at Delaware Solid Waste Authority landfills in Kent County...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Recovering feature artist returns home next week

Most artists in the South Eastern Delaware Art Studio Tour (SEDAST) are finding themselves flustered and anxious as the Nov. 24-25 dates for this year’s tour creep closer. For Ralph Semsker, however, the pace has taken an inopportune turn, as a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Veterans Remembered

On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice was signed, signaling the end of the World War I. Since then, this anniversary has come to be called Veteran’s Day — a day when Americans honor and remember those who have...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ceramic artist gets back to nature with her work

With inspiration flourishing from the beauty of the eastern shoreline, a fascination with foreign artistic culture and an appreciation for her Native American heritage, ceramic artist Judie Campanelli has her work cut out for her.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Scotty’s Bayside Tavern offers ditties and donations

Since its opening almost a year ago, Scotty’s Bayside Tavern in West Fenwick Island has done everything to ensure customer satisfaction.

Now, in addition to providing patrons with pool tables, darts, shuffle bowling, nine televisions, and...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Happy Birthday!

Members of St. George’s United Methodist Church will have something more to celebrate this weekend. Sunday, Oct. 22, marks the church’s 190th year of ministry in unincorporated Clarksville. In addition to the Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m....

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Life's a ball

Supporters of the South Coastal Library on Saturday jump-started a three-year campaign to raise $3.5 million for library expansion with the first annual Harvest Ball at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach.
Coastal Point • Jonathan Starkey:

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lavish eats, cool beats

Perhaps they aren’t serving up the traditional boardwalk fries and ice cream cones that people expect from a beach-based restaurant, but as any local will tell you, The Parkway is a Bethany Beach staple.
Coastal Point • Ruslana Lambert:...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm