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Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day

Spectators enjoyed a ceremonial dance at the Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, May 11.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Bethany Beach Nature Center puts World Turtle Day in the fast lane

It might seem a bit ironic to celebrate World Turtle Day early, rather than slowly and later, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the Bethany Beach Nature Center this weekend.

“Love Our Turtles Day” will be celebrated starting at 10:30...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:56am

Organizers of the annual Beebe Beach Bash include, from left, Jen Carroll, event co-chair; Tom Protack, vice president of development, Beebe Medical Foundation; and Robyn Rosenfeld-Aburrow, event co-chair. The fundraising event will take place on June 8.

Beebe Beach Bash names co-chairs, theme for summer party

The duo of Jen Carroll and Robyn Rosenfeld-Aburrow will again co-chair Beebe Medical Foundation’s biggest party of the summer: the 5th Annual Beebe Beach Bash.

This year’s Bash has a Polynesian theme. The evening will feature luau-style...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:28am

Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Chief Brian Martin, second from left, receives a donation of $2,000 from, from left, Surfin’ Snowman organizers Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici of Focus Multisports and presenting sponsor Michael Cummings of Miken Builders.

Surfin’ Snowman 5-Miler donates $6,000 to local charities

Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici of Focus Multisports, known for the Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike, Coastal Delaware Running Festival, Boo-B-Que 5K walk/run, Justin’s Beach House 5K/10K, Athletes to End...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:40am

Cast for a Cure Fishing Tournament to benefit Tunnell Cancer Center

The 2019 annual Cast for a Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, May 18, on the Fenwick Island State Park beaches, with the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Just Hooked in Fenwick.

This year’s...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:38am

IRSD referendum re-do defeated by 65 votes

Local elections prove that every vote truly counts. More than 9,000 people voted in the May 7 Indian River School District referendum, which was defeated by only 65 votes.

The unofficial tally was 4,643 to 4,578. After failing in February...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:01pm

Frankford council hears plans for music festival to focus on mental health

Until the last 10 minutes of the Monday, May 6 Frankford Town Council meeting, it was pretty much business as usual: updates on hydrant flushing, noise complaints, ditches that need to be cleaned out…

Then, Wesley Hayes Jr. started telling...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

Native American dancers dance in the circle at the Nanticoke Indian Powwow.

Nanticoke Heritage Day event offers lecture, dance, food and more

Although the Nanticoke Indian Powwow held each September is a larger celebration of Native American culture, the Nanticoke Indian Center near Millsboro also holds two Heritage Days each year that are open to the public.

The next Heritage...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Southern Delaware School of the Arts students perform a dance show earlier this school year. SDSA will celebrate 20 years of educating students in the arts.

SDSA set to celebrate 20 years of arts-based education

In the fall of 1999, what was once the old Selbyville Middle School reopened with fresh paint and new chairs to house the Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

“A group of parents, administrators and the board really wanted to build a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:44pm

This recently completed Ocean View Historical Society building is part of the Coastal Towns Village.

Coastal Towns Village historical center open for the summer

 

The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View is gearing up for summer with a new schedule of dates and times when visitors can see the fruit of the labor of the Ocean View Historical Society. The society is in the midst of developing...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:41pm

Weis Markets launches 11th annual Paws for Pets Program

Weis Markets this week announced the launch of its 11th annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects donations, pet food and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

During the month-long...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:58am

The renovated gourmet kitchen in this house is designed to be a cook’s dream. The home, and nine more, will be featured in the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour on July 24 and 25.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 1

Natural light enhances this recent renovation

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

As they looked toward full-time...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:49am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24 and 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www....

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:46am

‘Tall & Small’ tea to celebrate Mother’s Day in Frankford

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a tea party with little ones.

That was the inspiration for the “Tall & Small Mother’s Day Tea,” set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Frankford Public Library, according to Rachel Jackson, the...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:45am

Women participate in last year’s Womenade Games Day.

Womenade Games Day to support local women in crisis

Guests can eat well and have fun at the third annual Games Day fundraiser, benefiting women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware By the Sea Womenade will host its Games Day on Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:42am

Juneteenth Celebration planned in Georgetown

The annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. at the Richard Allen School, 316 S. Railroad Avenue, Georgetown, with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. The full-day event is in celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:39am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:28am

Bethany Beach Books reveals first set of summer events

Bethany Beach Books is kicking off the start of the summer season by releasing the schedule of events at the independent book store in downtown Bethany Beach.

“We are honored and excited to be hosting over 65 authors this summer!”...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:22am

6K Walk for Water held on Saturday, May 4

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

Ocean View Presbyterian Church held a 6K Walk for Water on Saturday, May 4. Proceeds from the event will support World Vision, the largest nongovernmental provider of clean water for the developing...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:18am

Pictured, from left, are: Recording Secretary Linda Kutay, Vice President Muriel Pfeiffer, Treasurer Shelby Weillop, Home Life Chair Cheryl Broadway and President Henrietta Belcher-Stack pose infront of the Indian River Yacht Club.

Women’s Club of Indian River celebrates Arbor Day

The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC), Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club (DSFWC) Women’s Club of Indian River celebrated Arbor Day with a tree-planting at the Indian River Yacht Club, where they hold their meetings. The tree was...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:06am

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. The event, sponsored by Bethany Area Realty owner/broker Ann Raskauskas, raises money to support those...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:59am

State park to host maritime-themed ‘paint nights’

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.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:58am

Referendum results were announced just after 8 p.m. at Indian River Educational Complex.

BREAKING NEWS: IRSD referendum re-do defeated in nearly 50/50 split

Over 9,000 people voted in the May 7 Indian River School District referendum, which was defeated by 65 votes.

The unofficial tally was 4,643 to 4,578. IRSD had proposed a temporary tax increase for new...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 9:36pm

Millsboro Middle School’s Arthur Henry was named Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year.

‘My job is to light the fire’

Millsboro Middle conductor wins IRSD Teacher of the Year

At Millsboro Middle School, Arthur Henry believes that celebrating diversity has made his band students grow into better people, while becoming better musicians. That attitude helped him earn the honor of Indian River School District’s Teacher of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:13pm

Bayside Institute hosting Wellness Week this weekend

Good health is more than visiting the doctor when you’re sick. It also includes mental and spiritual health and just eating a little better each day.

The public is invited to “Wellness Week,” with guest speakers, screenings, wellness...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:06pm

Annual Jamboree ready to hit the stage again this weekend

Gerry Hocker was 9 years old the first time he performed at a Springtime Jamboree.

The annual fundraising concert was only a year into its nearly four-decade run at that point, but Hocker said it was already clear that it would be an all-...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:52am

Frankford library moving forward with new leadership, staff

At an open house event at the Frankford Public Library earlier this month, visitors were greeted by new faces at every turn.

That’s because the library’s staff is totally new — from the director to part-time employees. The board of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:50am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:42am

Sunrise Rotary Club hosts raffle to support local programs

The Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club is raffling off a Weber Genesis II LX S-240 direct connect gas grill valued at $1,000, donated by Schagrin Gas.

Tickets cost $20 each, and only 250 tickets will be sold. Money raised will be used to...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:38am

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, May 2, 2019 - 9:36am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:34am

Bear Trap community members work on the boardwalk at the historic U.S. Army Radar Site.

Preserving history

Bear Trap, Fort Miles Association spruce up WWII site

One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that. 

“This was one of Delaware’s mobile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:47am

Frank Weisberger stands with the Little Free Library he carved, alongside South Bethany Councilmember Sue Callaway.

South Bethany Earth Day celebrates self-improvement

People can exercise their body and brains while walking around South Bethany. For Earth Day 2019, the ribbons were cut on more outdoor exercise equipment and a third outdoor Little Free Library.

“South Bethany is our favorite place on the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:38am

Millville seeks public comments on released draft comprehensive plan

Since January 2018, the Town of Millville Comprehensive Plan Committee and Town staff have been working on the 10-year update to the 2008 Comprehensive Plan. The Town has partnered with Debbie Pfeil of KCI Technologies Inc. to manage the new plan...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:19am

Left to right, Tom Foglesong, Mark Record, Theresa Gabbard and Representative Wayne Hartman.

Knights of Columbus recognizes MBS Educator of the Year

The Knights of Columbus, Council #9053, awarded Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Guidance Counselor, Theresa Gabbard, with their 2019 Educator of the Year Award during a ceremony held on Monday, April 15. Gabbard’s colleagues and family...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:09am

Bayside to host classes, free health screenings

Bayside Institute, a program of life-enrichment at Bayside Resort Golf Club, this week announced its 2nd Annual Wellness Weekend. Organizers said the second-year event will focus on the nourishment of mind, body and soul in support of one’s...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Bethany Beach CHAC to host sand dune presentation

On Tuesday, May 7, the Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will host a special presentation by Marine Science Camp, discussing the importance and protection of sand dunes. The program comes on the heels of the Town’s beach...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:04am

Fundraiser scheduled for Dagsboro family

It’s been a roller-coaster week for a little girl from Dagsboro named Aurora.

 Easter break started well for the third-grader, who celebrated the holiday with not one but four Easter egg hunts — a welcome break from the months of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:02am

Calling all hippies and tree huggers! Here’s a sneak peek of the fun to be had at Ocean View’s ‘tree-mendous’ Arbor Day Event, courtesy of Ken Cimino (Director of Planning, Zoning & Development) & Carol Houck (Town Manager).

Ocean View invites community to celebrate Arbor Day

In the past, the Town of Ocean View marked the celebration of Arbor Day with the simple planting of a tree. This year, however, the Town is stepping the celebration up a few notches.

The Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Friday, April...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:58am

Friends of The Millsboro Library want your books

Yes, it’s that time of the year.  The Friends of The Millsboro Library are starting to organize their July book sale — the best book sale of the summer, according to organizers.

The Friends spend months sorting donations so that during the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:50am

Trucks to be touched for Relay for Life

There’s something about a big shiny truck that brings out the kid in, well, kids — of all ages. Cliches aside, there is an event this weekend that appeals to all those who love powerful engines, loud horns, huge tires and gleaming metal surfaces...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:31am

Envision Frankford’s Fourth Annual Egg Scramble

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Town of Frankford held it’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. The event had crafts and of course the egg hunt for children to participate in.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:26am

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 25, 2019 - 8:46am

Run JMC 5K Color Run & Kids Fun Run set for May 4

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host the 2019 RUN JMC Color Run 5K/2-Mile Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro, featuring a 5K and 2-mile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:45am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:43am

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 25, 2019 - 8:39am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:34am

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

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

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.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm