Bethany Beach


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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:33pm

Oliva Brill visits with Santa at a previous Holiday Happening. Last year, all she wanted for Christmas was her two front teeth. We hope she’s got them by now!

Bethany Beach to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:12pm

Bethany to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face painting and photos with Santa, with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:12pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, center, honors his staff for two years of writing and building support for a major water infrastructure bill.

Congress passes major bipartisan water infrastructure act

America’s Water Infrastructure Act is the first major infrastructure bill to pass the 115th U.S. Congress. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) co-authored the legislation, which was just signed into law in late October. Carper visited Bethany Beach and...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:14am

Food & Wine Festival planned for Nov. 17 in Bethany

The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:06am

Bladder dam plan resurrected in Bethany

While the issue of “Harry’s bladder” has become a source of humor in Bethany Beach in the years since former Bethany Beach town councilman Harry Steele first championed a bladder dam to help address the town’s recurrent flooding problems, as of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:44pm

Pets and humans reading for parade in Bethany this weekend

For the eighth year, Bethany Beach celebrates the spooky season with its Wags, Witches & Warlocks event, this year benefiting the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A.’s Georgetown facility.

Wags, Witches & Warlocks is scheduled for Saturday...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

Think Beyond Pink conference at library set for Saturday

Think Beyond Pink — a women’s breast health and wellness conference hosted by Beebe Healthcare’s Women’s & Children’s Services and Tunnell Cancer Center — is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the South Coastal...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:22pm

A map of the Assawoman Wildlife Area  showing the exact location for the planting and parking.

CIB to host Trick or Tree-t Planting Party

Fall is traditionally a time to appreciate the harvest that the land has provided, and this year, there’s a way for local ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates to give something back to the Earth.

The Center for the Inland Bays will host...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:05am

Spirits of Halloween to raise funds for Cocktails Curing Cancer

Karen Kampmann, creator of I Love Bethany Beach, said she wanted a cool inaugural fundraising event with a Halloween theme (her favorite holiday) for the Bethany Beach area and approached Lisa Condon, president of Cocktails Curing Cancer, about...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:42am

A panel comprising local business owners shared their stories of what it takes to adapt for survival in today’s economy and markets during an event held by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and SCORE at the Den at Bear Trap Dunes on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Local businesses adapt to survive changing times

“How many of you have heard the phrase, ‘This area has changed so much’?” asked Lauren Weaver, director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, to a roomful of entrepreneurs.

A panel of local business owners shared their success...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:11am

Scrabble at the Beach to support Literacy Delaware

Last November, the First Annual Happy Hour Scrabble at the Beach was a tremendously successful and fun event, organizers noted this week. “Participants left saying, ‘Let us know when the next event is! We had a great time.’”

Of the 17...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:57am

Children line up for their race during last year’s Mariner’s Trail Run event.

Annual Mariners Trail Run set for Oct. 21

Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its 17th annual Trail Run on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge at Camp Barnes in Bayard, near Bethany Beach.

For the past 16 years, Bill Lord has been organizing and...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:25am

Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company hosting Artisans’ Fair

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 11th annual Artisans’ Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the fire house at Hollywood Street and Route 1.

Not only is the fair an opportunity to pick up...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:27am

Beth Valente practices the letter ‘H.’

A Crash Course in American Sign Language

Practice makes perfect, and locals were invited to learn the basics of American Sign Language at an Introduction to ASL class offered during the International Week of the Deaf.

It was a true language-immersion course, as instructors Luanne...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:50am

Lesley McCaskill, ‘In the Moment,’ watercolor.

Gallery One to focus on ‘Reflections’ this month

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October exhibit, “Reflections,” open to the public through Oct. 30.

“Reflections are what artists paint. Many scenes or subjects require careful and considered thought before...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:44am

CROP Hunger Walk to mark 30th anniversary in Bethany

This year is the 30th anniversary of the CROP Hunger Walk in Bethany Beach, sponsored by the Southeast Sussex Ministerium This year’s walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Bethany Beach bandstand, with sign-in at noon and the walk at 1:...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:37am

Bethany Beach Alderman Charlie McMullen, left, swears in (from left) Rosemary Hardiman, Lew Killmer, Faith Denault and Bruce Frye to two-year terms on Bethany Beach Town Council.

Killmer named mayor of Bethany Beach, Sirkis joins P&Z

The Bethany Beach Town Council was of one voice on Monday, Sept. 17, when they held their town council reorganizational meeting, appointing the mayor, vice-mayor and council secretary-treasurer for the coming year, as well as filling a seat on...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:11pm

Time ticking on early-bird discount for Hair of the Dog events

It might still feel like summer outside, but it’s never too early to start thinking about New Year’s Day traditions, whether it be looking for a new one or continuing a family favorite.

The Hair of the Dog 5K/10K, along with the Leo Brady...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:48am

Week of the Deaf offers chances to learn ASL, Deaf culture

Bethany Beach and Dagsboro will celebrate the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) from Sept. 23 to 28.

“There is a growing population of Deaf citizens in the Bethany Beach and surrounding areas. The IWDeaf events are offered for the...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:38am

Denault joins incumbents on Bethany Beach Town Council

Bethany Beach voters this week favored a trio of council incumbents and member of the town’s Planning Commission when they went to the polls for the Bethany Beach Town Council elections on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Incumbents Rosemary Hardiman,...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:22pm

Operation SEAs the Day brings wounded warrior families to the resort area every year. Macaroni Kids has partnered with Operation SEAs the Day the past two years to offer inexpensive, fun activities for children during the weeklong event.

‘It’s like medicine’

Children of veterans reflect on beach trip’s restorative effect

Ask 4-year-old Liam Klopfenstein what his favorite part of his family’s trip to Bethany Beach is, and you’ll get a typical 4-year-old’s answer.

“Um… the beach, the waves.”

Pressed for more, he’ll mention “the restaurants… building...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:06pm

Retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard, his fiancée, Amber Falck, and family tie the knot at the Edgewater House community room at Sea Colony during Operation SEAs the Day.

Operation SEAs the (wedding) Day

Couple ties the knot in Sea Colony ceremony thanks to quick, dedicated volunteers

When retired U.S. Marine Greg Gerard and his fiancée, Amber Falck, packed their three kids and Gerard’s service dog Infidel in the car for a week at the beach, they had no idea they’d end the week with a wedding, let alone that it would be their...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:59am

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is a prized September tradition.

Boardwalk Arts Festival expands to the brunch scene

Festival date moved to Sunday, Sept. 9 due to weather

Update: The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 due to Saturday's rainy weather forecast.

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival has established itself as a popular event, bringing artists and...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:43pm

Beach replenishment tasks linger in Bethany

“Replenishment, for all intents and purposes, has finally wound down on the beach,” Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet announced at the Aug. 17 town council meeting, bringing to a close the core of the much-awaited but inconveniently-timed...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 5:13pm

Coastal Point to host Bethany Beach Candidates Night

On Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall, the Coastal Point will again host Candidates’ Night for the annual town council elections in Bethany Beach.

We have invited all six candidates for the four council seats up for...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:56pm

Replenishment complete — some dune work continues

Pack away the ear plugs and walk a little farther. Beach replenishment is just about done on the southern Delaware coast. By widening the beach and raising the sand dunes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Philadelphia District hopes to...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:49pm

Bethany Beach baby tents get bigger ... well, a little bigger

After roughly two months of light-handed enforcement of a new rule limiting shading devices on its beaches to “standard” umbrellas and so-called “baby tents” — banning canopies and tents of all descriptions — Bethany Beach officials have now...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:58pm

Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos will replace the U.S. Army Band Downrange on Aug. 12.

Bethany announces change in Aug. 12 bandstand performers

Bethany Beach’s annual Summer Concert Series on the bandstand continues on weekends through Labor Day. The Town announced this week that the U.S. Army Band Downrange, scheduled for Aug. 12, has been replaced with Anthony Rosano & the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:55pm

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set to hold its 40th annual show on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival to celebrate 40th event

Schell Brothers and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 40th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating its 40th year, the annual event, located in...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:58pm

Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk set for Aug. 5

On Aug. 5, the 4th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, will take place in Bethany Beach. The 5K run/walk will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:49pm

Bethany Beach Books to welcome young-adult fantasy author and artist

Author and artist Dean Kuhta will be signing copies of his book “Silvarum” at Bethany Beach Books on July 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Silvarum is a fantasy world I have created and centers around five teenagers: Abigail, Penny, Roger,...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:43pm

U.S. Senator Tom Carper visits the beach replenishment at Bethany Beach.

Carper visits Bethany Beach to see replenishment project

South Bethany next on the list

Bulldozers headed to South Bethany this week, with that town set as the next stop in this summer’s major beach replenishment project.

After several weeks of pumping sand from offshore borrow sites, the Great Lake Dock & Dredge Company...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:33pm

Dave Ritondo tags a horseshoe crab on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

Volunteers count on spawning crabs

Under a full moon in June, about a dozen people strapped headlamps to their foreheads, grabbed clipboards and hiked to the waterfront at James Farm. They would be counting and tagging horseshoe crabs until nearly midnight, as the crabs came...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:29pm

Bethany Beach Books author event to feature mother-daughter duo

Although “Daddy’s girl” may be the more common trope, there is something special about a mother-daughter relationship, especially when that relationship develops into a professional partnership.

Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:52pm

Audrey and Frank Serio are part of the the top real estate team in the nation in volume, at $842.7 million.

Serios part of top team on national real estate list

Many consider living at the beach to be a dream come true. And Frank and Audrey Serio have made a long-running career of making such dreams come true, assisting people with buying and selling houses down the coastline from Lewes and Rehoboth...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:49pm

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3

A group of local residents are preparing to celebrate what they said they believe will be “one of the best summer seasons ever” with their annual end-of-season “fun” event. Locals and summer residents celebrate the end of the Bethany Beach summer...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:36pm

International student workers gather with locals and enjoy food and conversation at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

St. Martha’s hosts annual international student worker picnic

The doors to St. Martha’s Episcopal Church opened at 5:30 on Tuesday night, welcoming international student workers to Bethany Beach. More than 100 students filled the social hall to eat, meet new people and to be introduced to American culture...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:32pm

Believe in Tomorrow 5K to support beach respites for critically ill kids

The 3rd Annual Believe in Tomorrow 5K is just around the corner, scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Bethany Beach.

Presented by the Big Chill Beach Club, the Believe in Tomorrow 5K supports critically ill...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:57pm

Jake Tapper will be signing copies of his new book ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m.

CNN’s Tapper to sign ‘The Hellfire Club’ at Bethany Beach Books

Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, will appear at Bethany Beach Books on Monday, July 2, to sign copies of his newest book, “The Hellfire Club.”

Tapper has written three non-fiction books, but “The Hellfire Club” is his...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:32pm

Offshore wind experts to share information, gather feedback

The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative and Delaware Sea Grant at the University of Delaware are sponsoring offshore wind-power workshops as part of their “Focus on the Coast” seminar series.

...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:20pm

Bennett’s peaches from the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market.

Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market open for the 2018 season

On Sunday, June 10, the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market celebrated the start of its 11th season by hosting a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Market vendors, board members and volunteers were present for...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:59pm

A group of international students pose for a photo during a past picnic at Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

Bethany church throwing picnic for international student-workers

Each summer, Bethany Beach and many neighboring towns fill the staff of local businesses with international student-workers. The students come from all over for a summer experience in the States, and Martha Fields at Saint Martha’s Episcopal...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:57pm

Bethany hosting a slate of movies, concerts, exercise classes and more

Bethany Beach is known for filling its bandstand with entertainment all through the summer, but this year a new form of entertainment is occupying the bandstand as well: Movies.

For the last seven years, the Town of Bethany Beach has...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

Public reminded to stay vigilant on roads after tragedies

On Saturday, May 26, a little after 10 a.m., 76-year-old Alfred Yergey III of Ocean View was riding his bicycle eastbound in the bike lane on Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), approaching Central Avenue in Ocean View.

At the same time, 65-year-...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:31pm

Professor bringing tales of WWII female spies to Bethany Beach

Women were long prevented from holding combat roles in the U.S. armed forces. But they’ve long helped in military affairs, even behind enemy lines. Audiences will hear the story of “The Lady Was a Spy: Female Operatives in World War II” on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:26pm

Poseidon Festival ushering in summer season in Bethany

Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday on the boardwalk

With a new timeframe and new events, the Town of Bethany Beach is bringing a fresh perspective to its annual Poseidon Festival.

This year’s festival will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, May 25, with a concert on the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:29pm

Parking permit season has officially arrived

Much like Julius Caesar would dread the Ides of March, local drivers start grumbling at the Ides of May.

Parking permits and meter requirements went into effect on May 15 in local beach towns, in a seasonal event that runs until Sept. 15...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:38pm

WW IIunes bringing patriotic music to Bethany library

The WW IIunes are definitely all about music from the World War II era.

The foursome, set to perform at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Wednesday, May 23, ahead of Memorial Day, have been playing music from the early to mid-...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:31pm

Annual 5K, 2-miler to benefit Justin’s Beach House

The 2018 Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk is right around the corner. Scheduled for Saturday, May 26, beginning at 7:15 a.m. in Bethany Beach, the event is held annually to help provide families with cancer a...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:46am