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County’s airport a boon to economy

 When Eric Littleton was hired as the new manager of Delaware Coastal Airport, he was pleased, but a little surprised, by the energetic motion of the facility that’s spread over 700 acres in Georgetown.

“Jim and I attended a DelDOT meeting...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:26am

Selbyville Public Library retiring Haunted Library

The Selbyville Public Library regrets to inform the public that they are retiring their much-beloved and quirky tradition of The Haunted Library.  

Every Halloween for the past 16 years, the library staff, along with a trove of volunteers...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:21am

Chefs, judges needed for Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off

Coast Day organizers are seeking participants and judges for this year’s Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes.

Interested participants are being...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:19am

Knights of Columbus installs new officers

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council of Bethany Beach has installed new officers for the fraternal year, beginning July 1, 2019. The installation ceremony took place at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Lewes, on July 30, and was followed by dinner...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:18am

Carney signs legislation to ban plastic bags, reduce litter in Delaware

At the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary on July 29, Gov. John Carney joined members of the Delaware General Assembly and environmental advocates to sign House Bill 130 and Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 5 — two pieces of legislation...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:10am

Wind tech researcher to speak at UD in Lewes

A researcher from the Center for Research in Wind (CReW) at the University of Delaware will discuss how recent innovations in wind technology can lead to a more environmentally-sound energy future for Delaware at the final Ocean Currents lecture...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:19am

Pickleball Survivors donate $2,000 to Beebe’s Millville campus

On Friday, July 26, team captains of Team Cancer and Team Cardiac from the Survivors’ Team Pickleball Competition joined organizer Vaughn Baker to present a $2,000 donation for Beebe Healthcare’s new freestanding emergency department and cancer...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:17am

Tunnell Cancer Center receives $1,000 donation

Coastal Point • Submitted

The Knights of Columbus present to Tunnell Cancer Center a $1,000 gift in memory of member Ernest J. Tramposch, who received care at the cancer center. Monica Tramposch and her family attended the presentation of...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:14am

St. Ann’s bazaar draws in crowds of shoppers

The Parish of St. Ann’s 39th annual church bazaar was so successful — and, as its chairwoman said, certainly blessed by St. Ann, grandmother of Jesus — that planning is already beginning for next year’s 40th.

“This year it was a huge...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:58am

Henderson leads Canada to opening 3-0 win

Canada’s Payton Henderson and USA Southeast’s Sydney Jacobs piled up a bunch of goose eggs for most of their teams’ opening game of the Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana on Monday, July 29.

With the teams locked in a 0-0 tie...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:54am

Central slides past West in opener

Carr, Hardin multiple-hit efforts lead the offense

In the end, the West just couldn’t hold on to their early lead, and the Central team capitalized on a four-run offensive burst in the fifth inning for the 7-6 win in both team’s Little League Senior Softball World Series opener.


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:51am

Southwest starts fast, ends fast against Latin America

USA Southwest scored in each of the last six innings of their opening-night matchup in the Senior League Softball World Series against Latin America on Monday, July 29, leading to a 14-3 win.

After both teams notched a scoreless opening...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:44am

Central cruises by Southeast to stay perfect

The U.S. Central team, hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., has put teams on notice that they are here for business.

After posting their second straight win in as many games, the Central contingent staked an early claim to the Pool B...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:39am

Canada uses big innings to top USA West

Canada loosened up a tight game against USA West by scoring 11 runs over three innings to secure a 13-2 win in the Senior League Softball World Series matchup on Tuesday, July 30.

Both teams’ leadoff hitters — Canada’s Ellie Vance and West...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:33am

Five Sussex businesses to get boost from Economic Gardening

Sussex County officials are inviting businesses that meet certain criteria to apply for an Economic Gardening initiative that will provide capital, information and resources, to help them achieve a higher level of success.

“The overall...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:48pm

Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper will return ‘ASAP’

Just days after a fire heavily damaged their store, Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper owners Dean and Teresa Disharoon were in the building trying to clean up, assess damage and figure out how to move forward.

Although the fire was contained...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

Fenwick candidates get the last word

Six candidates are vying for four openings on the Fenwick Island Town Council in the election to be held on Saturday, Aug. 3. The candidates are Mitchell ‘Mike’ Houser, Eugene Langan, Julie Lee, Richard Mais, William Weistling and Roy Williams....

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:44pm

Littleton brings love of aviation to new airport role

When he talks about his new position as manager of Delaware Coastal Airport, Eric Littleton’s voice takes flight.

“Aviation is amazing. It’s something new every day. You find out what you don’t know on a daily basis,” said an upbeat...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:42pm

Hudson, Rieley offer perspective on county government

For the Sussex County Councilmen Doug Hudson and John Rieley, who both took office in January, life is bustling.

Not only are there council meetings nearly every Tuesday, but preparation for those meetings, events to attend, appointments...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:41pm

Dagsboro’s National Night Out event set for Tuesday

The Dagsboro Business Alliance this week was putting the final touches on the second annual Dagsboro National Night Out event, which is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company....

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:38pm

Fenwick Island government replacing the old with the new

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter


The Fenwick Island Town Council at its Friday, July 26 meeting approved the purchase of a new phone system to replace one that is about 24 years old and to sell two vehicles and purchase...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:36pm

Millsboro council to discuss highway billboards

By Susan Canfora

Staff Reporter


The Millsboro Town Council on Monday is expected to discuss allowing the erection of billboards on Route 113.

The matter is listed on the 7 p.m. meeting agenda as “special advertising...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:33pm

Chefs, judges needed for Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off

Coast Day organizers are seeking participants and judges for this year’s Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes.

Interested participants are being...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:02am

Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation Board Members Christina Antonioli, left, and Ron Lewis, second from left; present a donation to David Szumski of the Beebe Medical Foundation, second from right, with Laurie McFaul, president of the QRCF, right.

Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation donates $8,000 to Beebe Healthcare

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation presented the Beebe Medical Foundation with an $8,000 donation this spring to support the construction of Beebe Healthcare’s new emergency department near Millville.

The grant was made possible...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:01am

Recent Sussex Tech graduate Tabitha Harris of Milford got hands-on experience toward her career goal of working as a large-engine diesel technician while working at a Dover auto shop during her senior year.

Sussex Tech adds senior Career Capstone experience


Sussex Technical High School this week announced a new work-based capstone experience for its incoming freshman class, part of a transformation of the school’s award-winning career and technical education program.

Beginning with...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:59am

Custom surfboard to be auctioned for Clothing Our Kids

A collaborative group of artists, designers and craftsmen have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind surfboard to benefit the local non-profit organization Clothing Our Kids.

In early June, the team of local artists and craftsmen, which...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:52am

Despite rainout, Baywood Golf Classic donates $47K to Beebe

Coastal Point • Submitted

The 14th Annual Baywood Golf Classic was rained out on May 13, but the tournament was still a success, raising $47,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. This year, Baywood Greens and Schell Brothers...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:50am

Kraushaar named to Albright College Dean’s List

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View has been named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Albright College. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar studied religious studies, with a minor in Holocaust studies, during the spring semester. To be...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:49am

Farmers asked to keep irrigation water off roadways

Motorists advised to be cautious

Even after all the rain this spring, soils in Delaware are dry — particularly sandy soil, which cannot hold the moisture, noted representatives of the Delaware Farm Bureau early this week. With temperatures hovering at the 100-degree mark, water...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:46am

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

St. Ann’s bazaar expands with more items, hours and volunteers

It might sound like a cliché, but this year’s Parish of St. Ann Annual Bazaar actually is bigger and better than ever.

More tables, more items for sale, more hours and (fortunately) more volunteers — that’s just a taste of what’s in store...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:33am

Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference to be held Aug. 17

The 12th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference will be held at the Lewes Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshops on a variety of writing-related topics will be offered throughout the day.

In addition to...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:13am

Ron Duley oversees the new Creative In Counters showroom in Frankford.

Frankford showroom now offering Creative In Counters

These days, there are so many choices in countertops that the process of choosing new ones or replacing old ones might seem overwhelming.

At Creative In Counters’ new Frankford showroom, sales manager Ron Duley wants to help make the...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Young Environmentalists receive awards at state fair

At the Delaware State Fair last week, Gov. John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored two dozen Delawareans and groups of all ages for their environmental leadership, innovation and dedication.

“This afternoon, we recognized a...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:09am

Curran releases new novel, ‘Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam’

“Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam” is the third book of the “Young Mariner” trilogy by local author Walter F. Curran.

In the story set in 1967, the young merchant mariner William Connolly sails to his next adventure on a World War II-vintage...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:06am

Scott Hitchens of Frankford capped a local sweet on Friday at the Blue Hen Dispose-All Night hosted by Georgetown Speedway.

History made at historic track

Race car driver Scott Hitchens of Frankford capped a local sweep on Friday, July 26, during Georgetown Speedway’s hosting of the Blue Hen Dispose-All Night. The dominating win in front of an overflow crowd earned Hitchens $1,000, and a tighter...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:03am

Martin Donovan hands Lauren Weaver, from Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, a plaque of apprectiation for the Chamber’s support of the World Series.

Donovan continues tradition of World Series in Sussex County


It’s become an event — a spectacle if you will — on the Sussex County calendar every summer. The last weekend in July is always the start of the Little League Senior Softball World Series, and the eyes of the softball world all lock in...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:59am

Besides 70 miles of paddling trails, the new Coastal Delaware Paddling Map and website shows people where to park, pay and find public restrooms.

Trailblazing: New paddling map a guide for kayakers and SUP

Delaware has countless beautiful spots for paddling a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. But actually finding the launch site is a little trickier.

The Coastal Delaware Paddling Map debuted on July 30 as a physical map and an online...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:56am

Local youth bowlers recently returned from their trip from the 2019 USBC Junior Gold championships

Bowlers return from strong showing at Junior Gold championships

Local youth bowlers recently returned from their trip out to Detroit, Mich., where they participated in the 2019 USBC Junior Gold championships, and several had some impressive performances.

“This is the most we’ve ever sent,” said...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:37am


Bethany Beach

• Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term. The seats up for...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Beat that heat

Noah Cummings found the perfect way to get through the recent heat wave in Bethany Beach last weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:58am

Consultants: Revised Millville park plan would save Town $68K

Millville’s town park moved one step closer to completion on Tuesday, July 23, as the town council heard updated figures for the project from the contractor.

Representatives from the Whayland Company, along with consulting engineering firm...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:57am

DelDOT to study Woodland/Route 26 intersection

In response to a resident’s concern about traffic congestion at Woodland Avenue and Route 26 in Ocean View that delays both drivers and pedestrians, DelDOT engineers will study the area and gather data, to determine what can be done to ease...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:56am

South Bethany PD closing the gap, continues hiring

The South Bethany Police Department is slowly climbing back upward toward a full roster of five officers and one chief. Although there is only one actual vacancy left, there are months still until everyone is fully certified to be on the road....

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:55am

Judy Henninger spends some quality time with Gwendolyn.

Millsboro’s Party Corner set to close after 30 years

When Diana Hundley came into Party Corner, owner Judy Henninger was on her way downstairs from the second-floor room stocked with educational materials, from posters to books to pencils and stickers.

“What can I do you for?” Henninger...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:18am

New signs urge drivers to yield right-of-way to pedestrians

New Delaware Department of Transportation signs reminding drivers “It’s the law” — showing an outline of a person walking, with “yield” in a triangle — are being posted to inform drivers that state law requires them to slow down and let...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:16am

Thank a Police Officer Day events planned this fall

Residents of Ocean View and Dagsboro are being encouraged to donate to, and attend, Thank a Police Officer Day at the Ocean View and Dagsboro police stations in September.

Organized by Andrea Baumann, who runs the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:14am

Registration open for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, the...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:13am

South Bethany to shorten lawmaking process

Until now, the Town of South Bethany might have had the longest lawmaking process among all its neighbors: three months to officially pass an ordinance. The town council has always required three readings (official presentations) of a proposed...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:12am

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, right, discusses drug affordability in Millville with Kelly Shanahan and Paul Zvaleny of the Giant grocery and pharmacy company.

Carper invited to pharmacy to discuss affordability

On the surface, most people just see expensive medical and pharmaceutical bills. Most people don’t know the intricacies of medical pricing. But U.S. Sen. Tom Carper swung through Millville on Friday, July 12, to discuss one piece of the puzzle at...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:11am