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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.

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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

Sussex County staff get trained in fair housing rules

The Sussex County Council, at an informational workshop on fair housing on Tuesday afternoon, discussed what is known as NIMBY— “Not in my back yard.”

NIMBY is illegal, explained Jarrod Elwell, director of civic engagement and fair housing...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:21am

Travel advisor Duane Whitman will talk about new and future ‘Out of this World’ experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and other new attractions throughout Walt Disney World in an event this Saturday at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View.

Travel advisor to talk about ‘out of this world’ experiences at Disney World

“If you’ve ever wanted to step inside and be part of the interplanetary worlds you’ve seen in ‘Star Wars’ movies, you have the opportunity now at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World,” said Glass Slipper Concierge Duane Whitman.

...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:57am

The Long Cottage is one of the many homes available to view on the 2019 Historical Coastal Towns tour.

The Long Cottage on North Second Street welcomes you in

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 19, 2019 - 9:49am

Greetings from the Peverley House

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 19, 2019 - 9:47am

Cooley to show whimsical ceramics at Gallery One

Gallery One announced this week that Rehoboth Beach-based ceramic artist John Cooley has joined Gallery One. His work is now on displayed in the Artisan’s Room.

“The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View are excited to welcome John Cooley....

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:42am

Evergreene Homes hosted a Meet-the-Artist event on Saturday, Sept. 7, with Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

Evergreene Homes hosts Wisbrock, Rice at Meet-the-Artist event

Evergreene Homes on the afternoon of Sept. 7 hosted local artists Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice at the Tidal Walk community in Ocean View. Attendees of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival were invited to the Meet-the-Artist Happy Hour in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:14am

Seeking light home projects for Selbyville Rock the Block

Need a hand, Selbyville? Homeowners who need some help with light chores or outdoor maintenance can sign up for Rock the Block, a community event on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Local volunteers will be...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:22am

Patriotic members of the community showed up on Friday, Sept. 6, to offer their support to Warrior Beach Week families in a Heroes Welcome Home parade.

Vets, families celebrated

It’s about 11 miles from the Marketplace at Sea Colony to the Bayside community west of Fenwick Island. The trip takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

On Friday, Sept. 6, starting around 4:45 p.m., in blustery, damp weather...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Dagsboro council to discuss effects of water-rate hike

Following last month’s notice from the Town of Millsboro that it was significantly increasing their water rates, Dagsboro officials have been scrambling to figure out how exactly the Town would be able to make up the difference in cost when they’...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:24pm

School district new finance director

It took a few tries, but the Indian River School District has hired a new Director of Business. Tammy Smith was set to begin her duties on Sept. 10.

Smith most recently worked in the private sector, and was previously employed in the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:23pm

Millville park breaks ground

Officials from the Town of Millville and the Whayland Co. break ground on the town’s new park on Tuesday, Sept. 10, setting in motion a project four years in the making. The park, located off Dukes Drive and Route 26, will eventually include...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:17pm

Millsboro teen arrested following alleged gun threat at Sussex Tech

After a fight in the hallway of Sussex Technical High School, a Millsboro student allegedly made veiled threats that resulted in a felony arrest.

Editor's Note: Coastal Point editorial policy is to not identify minors who...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Bethany voters re-elect incumbents in council election

Bethany Beach voters turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon this week, casting their ballots in the annual town council election to the usual backdrop of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Three seats were up for election this year,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:58pm

Volunteers are the backbone of the Delaware Botanic Gardens, according to organizers.

Delaware Botanic Gardens officially opens on Monday

After years of hard work, the moment has finally arrived: The Delaware Botanic Gardens will officially open to the public this week, with regular hours beginning on Monday, Sept. 16.

It’s a moving experience, said volunteer Jane Peters,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:55pm