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Tiffany Studios’, ‘Woman with Wisteria,’ is a leaded glass peice that will be on display during the tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Gallery One offering bus trip to Chrysler Museum of Art on Oct. 15

Gallery One representatives this week announced that reservations are now open for their Oct. 15 bus trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler, they noted, is considered one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:31am

Local pets, owners set to Bark for Life this weekend

Dogs in costumes and a contest for the cutest canine and closest resemblance to the owner are among events planned for the second annual Bark for Life of Sussex County.

Designed to raise money for the American Cancer Society, the dog walk...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:30am

Selbyville VFC to hold golf tourney Oct. 11

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The tournament has a scramble format, and the entry fee is $90...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:10am

Open house on FI State Park improvements, partnership set for tonight

The public will have a chance on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to get a look at a proposal for improvements at Fenwick Island State Park — improvements that are tied to plans for a wind farm off the Delaware-Maryland coast.

The project, estimated to...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:40am

Open house on FI State Park improvements, partnership set for tonight

 

The public will have a chance on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to get a look at a proposal for...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:23am

Electric line proposed under Whites Creek; hearing scheduled for Oct. 1

Public comments will be accepted for a few more days regarding Delmarva Power & Light’s request to install electric lines under Whites Creek.

Delmarva Power has requested a State of Delaware...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:06pm

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

Millsboro council to continue town hall discussion Oct. 3

The Millsboro Town Council will meet for a third special session to discuss plans for the new town hall and moving the police department into the existing town government office building.

They will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:22pm

Selbyville Town Council receives a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

Selbyville Town Council receives a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20pm

Jewish New Year observances to start this weekend

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday, Sept. 29, and continues until Tuesday, Oct. 1, this year, beginning 10 days of repentance that end with Yom Kippur, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Wednesday, Oct. 9. These are the most solemn High Holy...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:18pm

Neighbors raise objections to apartment complex proposed near Ocean View

Neighbors who live near property in the Ocean View area that is proposed for a 45-unit apartment complex are objecting to the owner’s request to have zoning changed from AR-1 to GR, saying apartments don’t fit in with the neighborhood.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:17pm

Open house to introduce proposed Fenwick state park improvements

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, to review potential improvements to Fenwick Island State Park as part of a public-private partnership. The open house will take place at...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:15pm

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring officer

The Frankford Town Council made two moves involving ensuring the safety of its residents at its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

The council approved a contract for security cameras and lights in Frankford Town Park. The subject of the need for...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:14pm

Ryan Parrill, the supervisor of Hocker’s soups and prepared foods department, preaches the ‘keep it simple’ mantra.

Team of cooks provides comfort food for locals, visitors

With temperatures starting their slow slide toward freezing, there’s usually a shift in eating patterns as well — toward warm, filling meals that simmer on the stove or bake in the oven for hours.

Comfort food. Soups and stews. Meatloaf...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:13pm

Toy & Train Show offers ‘carnival fun’ for all ages Seaside Railroad Club presenting displays at Roxana fire hall

Summer may be over, and the carnivals, fairs and other summer amusements have packed up until next year. But visitors to this weekend’s Indian Summer Toy & Train Show in Roxana can return to those happy times, in miniature.

The...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:10pm

Come on in to the Bohner Cottage in South Bethany

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Historic Coastal Towns offer you a glimpse of earlier times in South Bethany by touring six historic cottages and the town’s Richard Hall Memorial Walkway of historic markers.   Present owners are graciously opening...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:58am

Kids creating ‘Kindness Explosion’ for Frankford library patrons

Reading books can bring the full range of human emotions. Books can transport one into new worlds and historic moments. They can bring laughter and sadness. Visitors to the Frankford Public Library, though, might find something else inside the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:45am

Inspiring Hope Conference to address mental health, safety issues

Kevin Breel, a mental health advocate and TED Talk speaker, will present the keynote address at NAMI Delaware’s Annual Inspiring Hope Conference, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, on Thursday, Oct. 10.

To be held at the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:41am

Beebe offers free six-week course on healthy living with diabetes

Beebe Healthcare will offer its next six-week program for those living with diabetes starting Monday, Sept. 30, 2-4:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

The Healthy Living Workshop for Diabetes program is designed to help...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:29am

Shante Hastings

A keen eye on local traffic issues

Local woman is DelDOT’s chief engineer

When Shanté Hastings hits traffic at home in Long Neck and Millsboro, she is not just thinking about the problem. As the Delaware Department of Transportation’s new chief engineer, she — and her staff — are thinking about a solution.

...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:28am

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

Lions Club’s Fritter Shack returns in Millsboro

Seafood lovers with a particular fondness for oyster fritters may be pleased to see the Millsboro Lions Club’s Fritter Shack recently re-opened on Friday in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot.

Also offering crabcake sandwiches, soft-crab...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:02am

The 2019 3-Man champions (from left: Dave Horton, Matt Piperno and Dale Voorheis) proudly display their trophies.

Cripple Creek supports SEAs the Day

On Sept. 14 and 15, 50 members of Cripple Creek Country Club once again teed it up in support of Operation SEAs the Day.

This was the sixth annual 3Man Challenge golf tournament. The tournament’s sole purpose is to raise needed donations...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:38am

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

Indoor shooting range planning winter opening in Millsboro

Range Time shooting range, a 15,000-square-foot facility located at 38531 Parker Road in Millsboro, is scheduled to open to the public in the early winter of 2020, the company announced this week. The range is located 5 miles east of Route 50, 9...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:12am

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

Community invited to ‘Thank a Police Officer’

Thank a Police Officer Day is one day a year, but one local woman hopes it creates a “shift” in how communities interact with their local police departments.

Andrea Baumann of West Fenwick Island said she started the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:55pm

Memorial service planned for 9-year-old Ocean View girl

When friends gather this weekend for the memorial service celebrating Aurora Skye Miller’s life, the family wants them clad in bright colors — especially purple, Aurora’s favorite.

“She was a happy kid,” her grandmother, Denise Limmer,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:46pm

Selbyville invited to Rock the Block projects and party

Saturday will be a celebration of community in downtown Selbyville. Rock the Block will be a full day of volunteerism, home improvement and a block-party barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and Mountaire...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:45pm

IRSD changes school choice decisions a week before school

After making a major statement at their last meeting, the Indian River School District is backpedaling. The school board rejected a stack of school choice applications in July, but in August accepted most of them, and more.

In many cases,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:36pm

Millsboro library offering chance to see the stars

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.

The joys of a starlit sky will be explained and explored by...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:26pm

Selbyville Town Hall moves into new, central location

The walls looked rather empty at the Selbyville Town Council’s meeting on Monday night. The books and photos had been packed away, ready for a new adventure.

Moving day arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 10, as Selbyville Town Hall was officially...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:57pm

Alfred Yergey

Son of cyclist killed on Route 26 welcomes safety project

News that the Ocean View Town Council approved funding for a traffic safety project to make Route 26 safer for both motorists and cyclists greatly pleased the son of a local man who was killed while biking on that busy road Memorial Day weekend...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:50pm

Lobster Fest to benefit local charities

The Knights of Columbus of the Parish of St. Ann know a good thing when they see it, so this weekend they are hosting their second annual Lobster Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Although the later of the event’s two seating times, at 5 p.m.,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:42pm

Worker critically injured in Bethany Beach fall

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating an industrial accident in Bethany Beach that seriously injured a Laurel man.

Police said the incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 13, around 2:12 p.m., at a residence that was under...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:41pm

The Wall That Heals will be at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View from Oct. 3-6.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica to visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View is inviting the public to visit The Wall That Heals, a large-scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and a companion mobile education center, during a...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:38pm

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

Life-Saving Station Museum to host another historical dinner

As the sun was setting over Rehoboth Bay on a Saturday in late April, the smell of a wood-burning fire and steamed clams began to fill the air surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.

State park interpreters, dressed in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am

Ocean View addresses sinkhole, storm damage, drainage

Ken Cimino, director of Planning, Zoning & Development for the Town of Ocean View, during his monthly report to the town council on Tuesday, Sept. 10, said his department had responded to a report of a sinkhole in the road at The Preserve at...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:59am

Selbyville gets a solid audit report

Police focus on safety outreach

The Selbyville Town Council got some good news — and familiar warnings — in their annual (non-investigative) audit report on Sept. 9.

“The financial statements are the responsibility of the management of the town,” said CPA Leslie Michalik...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:57am

Ocean View to revisit parking occupancy limit

The Ocean View Town Council will meet for a special session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to discuss amending a parking ordinance.

At the regular meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Walter Curran explained that there is a town ordinance...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:56am

Frankford installing cameras in park, hiring police officer

The Frankford Town Council made two moves involving ensuring the safety of its residents at its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.

The council approved a contract for security cameras and lights in Frankford Town Park. The subject of the need for...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:55am

Millsboro continues weighing town hall, police department options

The Millsboro Town Council is awaiting updated designs for two versions of the new town hall to be built on Main Street — one version a single-story building and the other a two-story structure — in time for their next special meeting, on Oct. 3...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:54am

Special Olympics families offered Families Day at the Beach

More than 250 Special Olympics athletes and family members are expected to gather on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cape Henlopen State Park, for the 28th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:52am

A decade later, memories of Mum hold fast

The evening before my mother died, I sat on a hard-backed chair next to her bed in a darkened room, holding her hand and watching her breathe. Soft light fell on her face, on the features that were so familiar.

A few hours earlier, as sick...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:46am

DSP Troop 4 holds Community Café in Millsboro area

Speeding on Long Neck Road and reducing unnecessary noise were among the issues on the minds of residents who joined officers from Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown this week for a Community Café, casually known as “Coffee with a Cop...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:40am

‘Democracy doesn’t work unless everybody participates’

LWV to host voter registration at Del Tech

To create some buzz for democracy, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will help register people to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

The on-site voter registration and information...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:39am

Sandy Kaizar, left, and granddaughter Niki Munz, share a laugh in front of the popular ice cream shop.

Nana & Pops serving up ice cream for a quarter-century in Long Neck

It was an unexpected and tender moment when customer Darrell Patterson Jr. arrived at Nana & Pops Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice to share the news.

“I wanted you to know my grandfather passed — Paul Powell. He loved your coconut water...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:26am