Bethany Beach


OVPD high-speed pursuit ends in arrest

On the evening of Tuesday, May 8, around 8:05 p.m., an Ocean View police officer attempted to stop a 2015 Ford Mustang after a check of the vehicle’s tags showed it was flagged in Pennsylvania as an uninsured motor vehicle.

“When we tried...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:17pm

Bethany Beach to host Poseidon Festival on Memorial Day weekend

The 3rd Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) in an...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:35pm

Bethany looks to regulate wireless antenna installation

It’s a topic with interest spreading across the state and the nation: How will municipalities deal with the coming proliferation of new wireless technology, including small-cell and 5G antennas. Will they turn streets into forests of antenna...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:13pm

Corps head visits Bethany Beach ahead of replenishment work

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: From left, R. D. James and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper listen as Tony Pratt, DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section chief, discusses beach replenishment at Bethany Beach on Tuesday, March 27. James is the new...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:56am

Local Christians to perform Cross Walk on Good Friday

In a tradition now more than a decade old, dozens of Christians will take part this week in the Good Friday Cross Walk from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View to Bethany Beach.

Between 100 and 150 people are expected to...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:36am

BBPD’s Elliott tracks down suspected scammer

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Bethany Beach Police Department Sgt. Brandon Elliott solved a home-improvement scam. For Elliott’s efforts, he was nominated for a Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award.In June of 2017, Bethany Beach Police Department Sgt...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:57am

Longtime Bethany real estate company now in new hands

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: The Connor-Jacobsen building in downtown Bethany Beach now stands empty, with the longtime local realty firm now owned by Joe Maggio Realty and relocated to Starboard Center, at 23892 Coastal Highway, Suite 5...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 8:49am

March for Our Lives rally planned for March 24 in Bethany Beach

While many aiming to put an end to mass school shootings will be marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 24, local advocates will also rally in Sussex County.

The March for Our Lives invites participants to “demand that their...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:17am

Town officials looking at the bright side of summer replenishment

It was good news and bad news for local beach towns last week, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. met with local officials for an update on the planned beach replenishment projects in Bethany...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:21am

Artisan Festival the apple of crafters’ and pie-lovers’ eyes

It’s Columbus Day weekend, and for the past 10 years, that has brought dozens of local artists together under one roof, at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s Artisan Festival.

In celebration of that anniversary — and because, well...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:26am

Bethany to gather opinions on proposed tent, canopy bans

Having spent the summer observing beachgoers on the town’s shoreline, Bethany Beach officials are now ready to further consider the notion of restricting the types of shade devices beachgoers can use there.

This spring, following on the...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:04am

Artists, art and artistic opportunities abound at Sept. 9 festival

Coastal Point • File Photo : The bandstand area and the parking lot on Garfield Parkway are filled with artists booths during a past Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.Those who come to the 39th annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:49am

Bethany to dedicate Chair of Honor

One empty chair — a symbol of someone who is missing — can be a powerful statement.

Visitors to the Bethany Beach boardwalk will soon have a constant reminder of those who could not be there to celebrate summer, to put their toes in the...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:05am

Bethany set to mourn summer New Orleans-style

On Labor Day of 1985, former town councilman Moss Wagner created the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral to commemorate the end of the summer season. This year, the annual mock-funeral will take place in downtown Bethany Beach on Sept. 4, Labor Day, and...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:02am

Sternberg to sign ‘Fall from Grace’ at Bethany Beach Books

When author Libby Sternberg comes to Bethany Beach Books on Sunday, Sept. 3, she will be signing copies of her latest book, “Fall from Grace,” a tale of redemption about a modern-day man from a famous evangelical Christian family whose...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:00am

Local talent in the bandstand spotlight for a night

Both Bethany Beach residents and visitors who signed up to perform in the annual talent show are predicted to exceed expectations this year.

Since 2001, the Town of Bethany Beach has been holding a talent show on the boardwalk bandstand....

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:32am

Glass, metal and family

Coastal Point photos • Darin J. McCann: Katie Kirk and Michael Owens, a father daughter team, pose with some of their stained glass artwork in their Millville studio.Along with pet rocks and puka shells, artistic releases for people became very...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:31am

Dinker-Irvin Cottage listed on National Register of Historic Places

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Dinker-Irvin cottage was moved earlier this year to its new location a few lots west. The cottage was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Bethany Beach officials and former owners Christina...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:09am

‘Mermaids’ swimming in to Bethany for book signing

Coastal Point •Submitted: Nancy Sakaduski goes all out to promote her new book, ‘The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay.’ Above right, the book, itself.Children will get a chance to meet two “mermaids” during a book signing that will take place this...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:38am

Nature center offers free programs to help families explore Delaware

In order to spread education and awareness about the Inland Bays and wetlands in the Delaware area so that the public is compelled to explore, appreciate and preserve their surroundings, the Bethany Beach Nature Center offers interactive and...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:17am

Bethany committee evaluating beach regulations this summer

Bethany Beach officials are documenting and monitoring beach-related issues this summer, after briefly considering a ban on tents, canopies and large umbrellas on the beach. The Town considered the changes this spring in the wake of similar...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:55am

St. Ann’s Bazaar ready to sell ‘millions’ of items

Hundreds of community members and visitors alike look forward each year to the Parish of St. Ann’s Bazaar, which is celebrating its 37th year in 2017.

The bazaar will be held this weekend, with its traditional premier night on Thursday,...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:44am

Boardwalk buddies create upbeat daily tradition

Special to the Coastal Point • Lilly Blomquist Some of the boardwalk buddies gather on the boardwalk, under the clock.Waves crashing against the shore and seagulls cawing in the air are not the only sounds and sights that fill the town of Bethany...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:08am

Former sports writer to sign novel in Bethany on Aug. 6

Author Adam Gordon Sachs will be signing his book “Three Yards & a Plate of Mullet” at Bethany Beach Books on Sunday, Aug. 6, and will also discuss his experiences working as a sports writer and discuss themes of journalism, personal...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:05am

Readers donate a favorite and buy someone else’s

Book lovers from all over Sussex County and beyond get the chance to both donate and buy books during the Friends of the South Coastal Library’s Summer Book Sale.

The Friends of the South Coastal Library — a group of volunteers that...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:47am

Bethany 5K walk/run to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

Coastal Point • Submitted: Runners take off from the start line during last year’s Athletes Against Alzheimers Run/Walk 5K.Approximately 200,000 Americans younger than 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:28am

Vendor sale returns to Bethany fire hall

The next Vendor Sale at the Bethany Beach fire hall at 215 Hollywood Street will be Sunday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees are being strongly encouraged to enter the fire hall off Hollywood Street.

There will be a variety of...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:01pm

Sea Colony reminding drivers that its roads are private

Delaware’s inland bays are beautiful, but they leave room only for a handful of roadways to the beach. And after decades of not enforcing posted signs to that effect, this summer, Sea Colony is restricting public use of the community’s private...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:57am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

Bethany Beach arcade adds new games in the name of Shore Fun

Coastal Point • Marissa McCloy: The new ‘Walking Dead’ game transforms the zombie television series into a fast-paced arcade game. Right, Arcade tickets already have the playland’s new Shore Fun name and logo.This summer, Arnie’s Playland is...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:08am

Bethany Beach to celebrate Périers Day on July 27

On Thursday, July 27, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach and Périers, France. The Town will also be host to French guests visiting as part of a three-city tour that includes...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:03am

Chamber organizing annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

The 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, presented by Schell Brothers and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual event, located in downtown Bethany...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:16am

Summertime Bethany resident returns to sign bestselling memoir July 26

In “My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward,” his internationally bestselling memoir about how a young marriage is redefined by the grips of mental illness, author Mark Lukach details how he fell in love with his wife, Giulia, and battled her three...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:12am

Artists invited to capture Bethany in second annual Plein Air event

The staff at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is calling on local and regional artists to paint “en plein air” during the second annual Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Plein Air event, set for Oct. 5-8.

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:50am

St. Martha’s continues to welcome foreign students

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: International students showed up for a day of fellowship, food and fun at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach on Thursday, June 22.Some visitors to the area may pass by St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:48pm

‘25 Years of Good Food & Good Evenings’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The crew at Sedona is ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary this summer with some all new offerings in Bethany Beach.It’s a greeting as simple as it is signature.

On every warm summer night since 1993...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:21am

Bethany planning longer, smaller-scale fireworks show

Bethany Beach’s traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration may be a little less grand this year but could also last a little longer — both changes being a function of the Town’s storm-narrowed beaches.

Town Manager Cliff Graviet on...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:46am

Local vendor sale set for Sunday, June 25, in Bethany Beach

A group of local vendors will hold their first annual vendor event on Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bethany Beach fire hall. The event will feature local vendors selling apparel, jewelry, makeup, skincare, health and wellness...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:44am

Dinker-Irvin cottage finds a new home

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: The historic Dinker-Irvin Cottage, following months of controversy and anticipation, recently moved to its new permanent home a few parcels away from its former location.It’s not uncommon for people to “move...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:28am

St. Martha’s to welcome international students with a picnic

Imagine traveling thousands of miles to a foreign land where you don’t know fully the language or customs, and working for a summer. How would you fare?

Aiming to lessen the difficulties involved, for more than a decade, St. Martha’s...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:20am

Newlyweds launch Sandy Pony Donuts food truck near Bethany

Coastal Point photo • Shaun M. Lambert: Sandy Pony owners Brea Reeves and Ben Wang, top, show off a dozen of their made-to-order donuts.They may have been still dodging rice, but for the young newlywed couple, it was time to make the doughnuts....

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Bethany planning 34th annual Independence Day celebration

The 34th annual Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4. The 2017 theme is “Bethany Beach Celebrates!” The parade committee is encouraging businesses, community organizations and families to get in on the fun by...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:52am

TOP BUN

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Owners Darin Dryden and Adam Lehman show off some of Top Dog Grill's offerings.They may not be saving the skies in the 1986 action-thriller “Top Gun,” but Darin Dryden and Adam Lehman might as well be...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:36am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour sneak peek No. 6 — Breezes cool downtown Bethany home

Coastal Point • Submitted: A barrel high-top table is featured in the kitchen of this downtown Bethany home.(Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 26th Annual Beach & Bay...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:27am

BBVFC again garners funding for paid summertime staff

The good news is the towns were willing to donate money. The bad news is that they had to.

Like most Delaware fire companies, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company has been struggling to live up to its name. Young volunteers have less...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:44am

Bethany moving ahead with South Atlantic Streetscape project

If nothing else, South Atlantic Avenue in Bethany Beach — the south end of the town’s easternmost north-south street, running along the beach block — is in need of repaving. And it’s due for that work, already scheduled to get some attention in...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am

Bethany boardwalk to fill with crafters on Saturday

The ocean water temperature may still be in the very low 60s, but things are heating up on the Bethany Beach boardwalk this weekend, as the Town hosts its annual Seaside Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:19am

‘Fins fam’ finds home in Bethany with Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Head chef Celaso Morales, left, owner Jeff Hamer, second from right, and Director of Operations Briana Roviske gather with the crew during their opening-night celebration last Thursday, May 25.It’s what Jeff Hamer...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:12am

More sand coming to storm-ravaged local beaches

Officials in Delaware’s southernmost beach towns could breathe a sigh of relieve early this week, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Monday, May 15, that it had allocated between $15 million and $22 million for replenishment of...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:14am

Mariner’s Bethel to mark Good Friday with cross walk

It’s about a 2-mile walk from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View to the Bethany Beach boardwalk, but on Friday, April 14, a trek from one to the other represents a faith tradition more than 2,000 years old.

Started...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:16am