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Bruce White elected to Ocean View council

Ocean View resident Bruce White will serve as the District 1 representative on the Ocean View Town Council following the Town’s annual election on Saturday, April 13.

White won the election with a total of 151 votes. His opponent, Gabriel...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

The Dinker cottage was moved to Garfield Parkway Ext. last June, and will now host the Dinker-Irvin Museum, targeted to open in 2020.

CHAC: Dinker-Irvin museum on target for 2020 opening

Public could get peek inside historic cottage this summer

Sometimes history takes a little while to percolate. That’s the case for the new Bethany Beach museum, which is now slated for its full opening around Memorial Day of 2020 —...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:48pm

Joost Elling will be bringing his stroopwafel to Dagsboro Days on Saturday, April 20.

Local cookie entrepeneur to appear at Dagsboro Days

When Joost Elling was 13, he went to the Netherlands to visit his paternal grandmother and fell in love with a particular Dutch sandwich cookie.

Back home in the United States, after two months in his father’s native country, Elling was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

South Bethany adopts budget with stable taxes, borrowed police

After months of discussion, the South Bethany Town Council on April 12 quickly passed their 2020-fiscal-year budget. Treasurer Don Boteler said he was proud to announce the $2.463 million balanced budget, which begins on May 1.

This year,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:45pm

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Easter sunrise service planned at historic church

For Vickie Veasey, the best thing about an Easter sunrise service is the symbolism of witnessing the beginning of the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel have for the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:40pm

DelDOT approves re-installation of Dagsboro’s ‘Welcome’ signs

“Welcome to Dagsboro” signs will be going back up to welcome those entering the town’s limits, following several months of questions as to whether the Delaware Department of Transportation would allow the re-installation of the signs.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:39pm

Millville council approves resolutions on Millville By the Sea

The Millville Town Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9, approved five resolutions that released performance bonds and transferred bonded improvements to the village home owner associations within Millville by the Sea.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:38pm

Chamber hosting ‘Keep the Quiet Resorts Beautiful’

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Clean-Up in celebration of Earth Month, April 19, 20, 21 and 22.

In partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful and Waste Management, groups and individuals alike are being...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:37pm

Community management firm offers tips for local HOAs

Serving on a community association can be a thankless task, but such volunteers can have an important role in serving their communities.

FirstService Residential hosted an educational seminar for community association board members on...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:26pm

Governor supports, praises GA’s early voting legislation

Gov. John Carney this week praised the General Assembly’s final passage of House Bill 38, which will allow in-person early voting up to 10 days before an election:

“We should make it easier — not harder — for all Delawareans to participate...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:24pm

Fort Miles Historical Association to host sketching event and contest

The Fort Miles Historical Association, in partnership with Delaware State Parks, will host its 2nd Annual Sketching Event & Contest next weekend.

To be held at the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area, the sketching event will take...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:23pm

Input sought on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) is seeking public comment and input for the Delaware Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), the long-range plan for reducing pollutants that enter the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:15pm

Lions to offer information on youth program

Lions Clubs leadership in District 22D will offer a special information session on a social-emotional program for youth on Saturday, May 4, at the Dewey Beach Clubhouse, located at 115 McKinley Street, Dewey Beach. The program will provide an...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:22pm

State park to host maritime-themed ‘paint nights’ beginning May 11

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation’s park interpreters at Delaware Seashore State Park are combining recycling and maritime heritage in an “upcycling” craft program this spring and summer, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 11.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:14pm

Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:01pm

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success, which helps prepare youth and their families for success in life. Pictured, from left, are: Lindsey Barry, president of SoDel Cares, Sarah Gilmour, outreach coordinator for Pathways to Success, and Fay Blake, executive director of Pathways to Success.

SoDel Cares donates $5,000 to Pathways to Success

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success. Based in Georgetown, the nonprofit is designed to help prepare youth and adults for successful lives.

“I believe that Pathways to Success...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:56am

Gallery One is inviting the public to join them on a bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 13.

Gallery One sponsoring trip to two D.C. art museums

The public is being invited to join the Gallery One’s May 13 bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C.

The first stop is the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), which is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:53am

Parish of St. Ann to host 39th Annual Bazaar

The Parish of St. Ann, located at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, will host its 39th Annual Bazaar on Aug. 1-3. Three large buildings, plus tented areas, will sell new and gently used hand-picked items, including linens, jewelry, small...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:14am

Lewes foreign-policy class hosts noted speakers

The University of Delaware’s lifelong learning program in Lewes hosted a series of guest speakers presenting wide-ranging discussions on international issues currently facing the U.S.

Addressing hot-button topics such as terrorism,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:13am

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. Guests receive a hearty meal, plus...

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:34pm

SB taps retired police chief for temporary police admin

Ocean View agrees to paid police service

South Bethany officials are moving forward to rebuild the town’s police department after nearly the entire department resigned in the last year.

At a special meeting on April 9, the South Bethany Town Council voted to hire a temporary...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:56pm

Ocean View to hold election, comp plan workshop Saturday

Residents of the town of Ocean View may want to make a point to stop by town hall on Saturday, April 13, as the town will be holding its annual council election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents will vote to elect a representative for the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:54pm

Millville approves Millville Boardwalk mini-golf, ice cream shop

The Millville Town Council on Tuesday, April 9, approved site plans for a miniature-golf course and ice cream shop on Route 26.

The project, called Millville Boardwalk, is being planned by Michael McCarthy, owner of Michael McCarthy Stones...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:52pm

OV enters into MOU with South Bethany for police coverage

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of South Bethany to offer Ocean View officers to help supplement police coverage in the neighboring town.

“At the request...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Springtime Jamboree coming together for FI Lions

This year’s Springtime Jamboree — the annual two-day program featuring local country music performers — will benefit the Fenwick Island Lions Club.

The Jamboree, now in its 37th year, picks a local organization to be the beneficiary of its...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:49pm

Millville UMC to present Living Last Supper on April 18

The Millville United Methodist Church will be celebrating the Lenten season by offering the community the opportunity to witness the Living Last Supper.

“One of the missions of our church is to reach everyone with the word of God, and what...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:46pm

Beef & Brew to celebrate Indian River High School alumni

Indian River High School alumni and friends are getting ready to celebrate a big milestone and have some fun at the Indian River Alumni Association’s 7th annual Beef & Brew on Saturday, April 13.

The event will celebrate the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:43pm

Car rally, scavenger hunt to benefit Justin’s Beach House

Drivers, start your engines. Co-pilots, grab your binoculars. The seventh annual Poker, Scrabble & Fun Car Rallye will benefit Justin’s Beach House on Saturday, April 13, starting at Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar in Millville.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

Christina Weaver, a freelance writer for the Coastal Point, is among the winners of the Rehoboth Reads writer’s contest this year. Here she is pictured with a photo of her late husband, Ike, who is featured in her winning essay.

Rehoboth Reads announces writing contest winners

Three winners have been announced in the inaugural Rehoboth Reads Writing contest, sponsored by Delaware Beach Life and Rehoboth Reads, the project launched in December 2018 that involved the city-wide reading and discussion of a single book, “...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:34pm

The Delmarva Improv Group will play at Dickens Parlour Theatre April 12-13.

Dickens Parlour Theatre to host Delmarva Improv Group

The Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on April 12-13 will host the Delmarva Improv Group, performing live stand-up comedy and an improv show.

“The show is similar to the popular television show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway,’ with Drew Carey...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:32pm

JROTC students present the colors during the opening ceremonies back in 2017.

LSLL geared up for Opening Day 2019

It’s time for another season of Lower Sussex Little League baseball and softball at the Pyle Center Complex in Roxana as the organization officially throws out its first pitch Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m.

The LSLL board and its volunteers...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm

Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk planned on May 11

The 11th annual Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun 5K Run/3K Walk will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. The longstanding event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:23pm

Indian River’s Zachary Schultz takes a shot in IR’s 8-10 loss against Gunston School on Friday, March 29.

Indian River boys’ lacrosse on quite a roll

After three tough season-opening losses by a combined five goals, the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team wasn’t discouraged, like some teams would have become. Rather they used those setbacks as learning experiences and, boy, have they...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:17pm

Report outlines steps to address opioid use disorder

On Thursday, April 4, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long joined members of Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium, community advocates and elected officials to accept recommendations from the Pew Charitable Trusts aimed at reforming Delaware’s addiction...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:05am

Former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood addresses a crowd at his public lecture on April 3rd.

Baltimore Hundred before tourists

Where did the term “Baltimore Hundred” come from, and why do we today use this term to describe Southeastern Sussex County?

Local history advocate and former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood answered these and many other mysteries during...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:02am

Ready for business? About one-third of Indian River's BPA students earned spots to the national conference in California in May.

IRHS students rock BPA state competition

One day, these kids could make great business employees — or executives. This year, a bunch of Indian River High School students have qualified for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, May 1-5 in Anaheim,...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:42am

IRHS celebrates second-quarter honor roll

Indian River High School recently announced its honor roll students for the second marking period in the 2018-2019 school year. Now halfway through the year, students receiving High Honors were:

• Seniors Robert Argo, Shelby Bacon, Patrick...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:39am

Brimming Horn Meadery brings home state’s first Mazer Cup gold medal

Brimming Horn Meadery’s mead-maker Jon Talkington won a gold medal at the 2019 Mazer Cup International mead competition in March. The Mazer Cup International is known as the biggest mead competition in the world. There are more than 500 entries...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:37am

Delmarva Birding Weekend set for April 25-28

The 2019 Delmarva Birding Weekend invites hundreds of nature enthusiasts to the shore April 25-28 to enjoy the full complement of Mid-Atlantic birds as the region welcomes warblers, tanagers and other spring migrants, and prepares to say goodbye...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:12am


Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: discussion, consideration and possible votes on contracts submitted by...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:02am

School board candidates’ forum to be held in Frankford

It’s time to hear what the candidates stand for. The Indian River School District board election is coming in May, and the public can attend a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at Frankford Public Library.


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:49pm


Dagsboro man arrested in Clarksville shooting

John Barnhard, 60, of Dagsboro was arrested last week in connection with a shooting that occurred on March 27 in unincorporated Clarksville.

Around 9:24 p.m., police said, Delaware State Police troopers were dispatched to Irons Lane and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:46pm

Selbyville adds beer sales to Old Timers Day

The Selbyville Town Council has allowed the addition of beer sales at the 62nd annual Old Timers Day festival on June 15.

When two big-name vendors requested to sell beer at the outdoor street fair, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:40pm

Frankford library staff looking to connect with community

The Frankford Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with an open house on Monday, April 8.

Dubbed Community Connect Night, the event begins at 5 p.m. with the PAWS Reading Program, during which attendees can show off their...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:38pm

Sharon Brienza is the newest member of the Millville Town Council.

Brienza joins Millville council a few years early

Sharon Brienza had a five-year plan.

The new Millville resident and longtime township clerk in her home state of New Jersey figured she’d consider wading back into municipal government in some way once she’d lived in Millville for a few...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:37pm

We’re now officially in egg-hunting season

Those happy bursts of daffodils and forsythia can only mean one thing: Spring has finally arrived, and with it, a bumper crop of Easter egg hunts and related activities. We have gathered them up into one festive basket — so get the kids, grab...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:34pm

Ocean View to host comp plan workshop

According to Delaware state code, all Delaware municipal governments are required to develop and regularly update land-use plans. The Town of Ocean View is now beginning their most recent update, and officials are seeking the public’s input....

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:31pm

Bethany Beach to host ’Historic Movie Theaters’

On Tuesday, April 9, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Michael Nazarewycz, author of “Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware.” The program will explore the genesis of the book and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:24pm

Frankford concerned about proposed pond at grain site

At their April meeting on Monday, the Frankford Town Council wrestled with a plan for a stormwater pond on the Mountaire Farms property in the middle of town.

“It just seems awfully large,” Council Treasurer Velicia Melson said. “I’m not...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:23pm