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Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Kaylee Hall, T.J. Moore and Grant Argo pose for a photo with Beau Smith during the Blue-Gold game.

More than a football game

IR students take part in 64th annual Blue-Gold game

Like the first one held 64 years ago, this year’s annual Blue-Gold football game, played Friday, June 21, at the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, was more than a football game.

The Delaware Foundation...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Sussex Riptide rides a wave of success at Special Olympics event

It was a banner day with some smashing success for some area tennis players at the recent state event at the Delaware Special Olympics, held at the University of Delaware.

The Sussex Riptide team, featuring athletes from all across the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:04am

Schell Brothers, Freeman open clubhouse at Tidewater Landing

Team members of Schell Brothers and the Carl M. Freeman Companies join together to open the new clubhouse and pool amenity at Tidewater Landing on May 22. Pictured in front of the living wall within the clubhouse are, from left: Tim Green, Schell...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:40am

Program offers support for younger women with breast cancer

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is offering a new program called Young Survivors in Action. Young Survivors in Action is a support group that focuses on the issues and concerns facing younger women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:31am

Lord Baltimore Lions Club President Janet Bauer, left, presents the Club Lion of the Year Award to Lion Don Sherwood.

Lord Baltimore Lions Club announces new officers

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club celebrated their 73rd Charter Night & Installation Dinner on Wednesday, June 12, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club near Dagsboro. Lions gathered with family members and guests to commemorate completion of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:16am

Annual Selbyville Old Timer’s Day

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Old Timer’s Day on Saturday, June 15, in Selbyville. The event featured food, live music by the Bob Dickerson Band, door prizes, children’s...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:13am

State park to hold historic shipwreck rescue drill reenactment

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park will be reenacting a 19th-century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of two locations in the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:23am

Bethany Independence Day parade celebrating 35th year

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade is reaching a milestone in 2019. Scheduled for Thursday, July 4, the parade will celebrate its 35-year anniversary with its traditional 2-mile route beginning at noon through downtown Bethany.

Anyone...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:13am

Indian River is being well represented when it comes to the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game this year. During a recent event leading up to the game, IR’s Patrick Spencer, left, Kaylee Hall, center-left, and Grant Argo, right, participated in a dance with their ‘buddy’ Beau Smith, center-right.

Blue-Gold game about more than football

The 64th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is an annual showcase for high school seniors that allows them to don their respective schools’ football helmets for one last time.

However, the game is not just about the play on the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:52am

Piet Oudolf receives major award from Garden Club of America

In March 2018, Ray Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens, sent a letter to the Garden Club of America in support of Piet Oudolf’s nomination for their Medal of Honor award. On May 19, the Garden Club of America announced that they have...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:46am

Children & Families First to host a field day for adults

Anyone who has ever wanted to relive the fun of their elementary school field days as a grownup will get that chance when Children & Families First hosts their brand new fundraiser, Adult Field Day on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:25am

The crowd pumps themselves up for a previous Running of the Bull, their numbers exponentially higher than the original headcount of 35 people at the first event.

Dewey’s Running of the Bull set for June 29

For Michael McDonnell, founder of the Running of the Bull at the Starboard in Dewey Beach, the annual event is as sacred as any high holiday. When he and 35 friends gathered at the Starboard in a game of one-upmanship 23 years ago, the resulting...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:22am

The crowd pumps themselves up for a previous Running of the Bull, their numbers exponentially higher than the original headcount of 35 people at the first event.

Dewey’s Running of the Bull set for June 29

For Michael McDonnell, founder of the Running of the Bull at the Starboard in Dewey Beach, the annual event is as sacred as any high holiday. When he and 35 friends gathered at the Starboard in a game of one-upmanship 23 years ago, the resulting...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:22am

The crowd pumps themselves up for a previous Running of the Bull, their numbers exponentially higher than the original headcount of 35 people at the first event.

Dewey’s Running of the Bull set for June 29

For Michael McDonnell, founder of the Running of the Bull at the Starboard in Dewey Beach, the annual event is as sacred as any high holiday. When he and 35 friends gathered at the Starboard in a game of one-upmanship 23 years ago, the resulting...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:21am

Cove event raises $1K for RVFC

The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside hosted three Dine & Donate Sunday’s in March and presented Roxana Volunteer Fire Company with a donation of $1,062.23. Of profits from a Dine & Donate Sunday, 15 percent support a local organization....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:11am

Cove event raises $1K for RVFC

The Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside hosted three Dine & Donate Sunday’s in March and presented Roxana Volunteer Fire Company with a donation of $1,062.23. Of profits from a Dine & Donate Sunday, 15 percent support a local organization....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:11am

M.Cpl. Shawn Hatfield of the Delaware State Police receives a check donated by Atlantic Community Thrift Store.

Camp Barnes receives donations from ACTS, DMTA

The Atlantic Community Thrift Shop (ACTS) and the Delaware Marine Trade Association recently made donations to Camp Barnes Inc., a recreational overnight summer camp run by the Delaware State Police for which there is no fee to attend.

...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:02am

Barbara Slavin and Carter McCabe pose in front of the Woodhouseum.

Coastal Towns History Corner

Why a Woodhouse?

Before electricity, running water and central heat, life on the Delaware coast was hard. Winters were exceedingly cold, with the ground freezing in late October and not thawing until May. To stay alive, a family needed wood and lots of it.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:59am

Cory Walsh, president of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, left, and Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Chamber, right, present a donation from the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation to representatives of Contractors for a Cause, including, from left, Karen Coleman, Chuck Coleman, Brian Hinds, Garth Troescher and Ted Stevens.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:53am

Frankford library, park event launch into ‘A Universe of Stories’

The Frankford Public Library is planning to take its patrons into space with its summer reading program that invites readers of all ages to participate and be rewarded for their efforts, as well as a Father’s Day program that’s sure to be a “hit...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:50am

Families can explore James Farm Ecological Preserve and learn about the many people who help Delaware keep a healthy environment.

Water Family Fest promises fun for all ages at James Farm

Families can get their feet wet at James Farm Ecological Preserve this weekend, with a full day of free fun and activities. The inaugural Water Family Fest will be Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With hands-on activities, people...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:49am

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup

People may be familiar with the annual beach cleanups every autumn, but now it’s time for the 14th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers and participants with boats to help out on...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:42am

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, June 6, 2019 - 9:40am

Long & Foster to hold dine-and-donate to benefit Fisher House

Long & Foster’s Bethany Beach office will participate in the company’s Community Service Day by hosting a dine-and-donate event and silent auction, to benefit the Fisher House in Dover. The event will take place at Hooked Up restaurant in...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:35am

Jack Gates throws a football during the kids Punt, Pass & Kick tournament.

Successful first Game Day for Ball 4 All Foundation

It was game on for Game Day at the Ball 4 All Foundation’s first annual event, held at the Dagsboro fire hall last Saturday, June 1. A nice turnout on a beautiful day helped support the Russell White Scholarship and Lower Sussex Indians Pop...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:31am

Sweet times planned at Strawberry Festival

Delaware’s state fruit will take center stage at the annual Strawberry Festival & Craft Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. Admission is free to the event, which features food,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:15pm

Selbyville’s beloved Old Timer’s Day will be held on Saturday, June 15.

Registration open for Old Timer’s car show, pinup contest

There are some new ways to participate in the Old Timer’s Day festival on Saturday, June 15. Selbyville’s 62nd annual street fair will now feature a ladies’ pin-up contest and an outdoor beer garden.

Registration is still open for the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:11pm

Christian youth group reaches out with ‘Battle of the Bands’

Bayside Chapel in Selbyville will be rocking on Saturday, June 1, as the FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts its first Battle of the Bands event.

The idea behind the “battle,” according to FORGE director Tara Schrieves, is simply “food...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:56pm

Scenes from a previous Seaside Craft Show give us a peak at vendors lining the boardwalk while patrons peruse their wares

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:53am

Flags for Heroes

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club organized Flags for Heroes at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Saturday, May 25th.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:07am

Verizon presents donation to Alana Rose Foundation

Verizon presents a donation check to the to Alana Rose Foundation. From left, Tajesh Patel (owner), Terry Connors (Verizon employee), Alexa Shoultes (Alana Rose Foundation), Ilaena Santos (Verizon employee), David Hodgson (Verizon employee) and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:51am

Some of the Ball 4 All kids pose for a photo during a fundraising event last year.

Ball 4 All Foundation to host 1st Annual Game Day June 1

All proceeds to benefit Russell White Scholarship and Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner

The Russell White Scholarship Cornhole Tournament is back.

Thanks to The Ball 4 All Foundation, the tournament that was previously hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority will continue as part of the 1st Annual Game Day at the Dagsboro fire hall...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:14am

S. Bethany candidates have the final word before Saturday

Four seats will be contested in the 2019 South Bethany Town Council election, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Terms all begin on June 1.

There are six candidates for three seats (carrying a two-year term): Jane...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:58pm

Toomey leaving Dagsboro for school district

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey announced this week he is leaving the department to take a job with the Indian River School District.

Toomey made the announcement at the Monday, May 20 Town Council meeting, although Town Administrator...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:53pm

Knights of Columbus donates to Chimes, Autism Delaware

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Council awarded a gift of $2,700 to Bill Drake, a board member of Chimes Delaware and Chimes international, located in Millsboro, at a social gathering on May 9. Chimes is intended to help with the special needs of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:44am

Beach-goers peruse the various crafts on display at a previous year’s Seaside Craft Show on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:37am

Charles Smith, president of the Ocean City Optimist Club, Mike DeFiore, the Zone Lt. Governor from the Salisbury Optimist Club, Tom and Connie Sohnleitner, and David Bowman from the Fort Smallwood, MD Optimist Club)

Optimist Club of Sussex County honors founders

On May 6, the Optimist Club of Sussex County celebrated the past work of its founders, Connie and Tom Sohnleitner. The club was started in the summer of 2017 with a few local citizens interested in a message they had read on the Nextdoor, a free...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:43am

Six Selbyville Middle School students won prizes from the Lord Baltimore Lions Club in the group’s drug-free poster contest, designed to encourage youth to avoid illegal and non-prescribed drugs. Pictured celebrating the honor, from left, are: LBLC President Janet Bauer, winning SMS students Samantha Ciociola, Isaac Smith, Taylor Conaway, Collin King, Gina Garcia and Shanyla Hanley, and SMS Principal Jason Macrides.

SMS students win drug-free poster contest

The Selbyville Middle School PTO, in partnership with the administration of Selbyville Middle School and the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, recently sponsored a drug-free poster contest to promote awareness of the dangers and permanent damage to...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:32am

Attendees at a previous year’s Artisans Fair shop for works of art from Delaware and surrounding states.

Artisans Fair to bring fine art, food and more to Lord Baltimore

The 12th Annual Artisans Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, which means Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will be bursting at the seams with arts and crafts inside and out, as well as a farmers’ market outside.

The...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:25am

An aerial view of Dogfish Head Learning Garden with Todd Fritchman teaching 75 garden guests and volunteers.

Delaware Botanic Gardens opens for lecture

On May 17, the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) opened its gates for the “Bugs & Beer” lecture by Todd Fritchman at the Dogfish Head Learning Garden. It was a clear success with 75 visitors and DBG volunteers participating, according to...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:42am

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