Bethany Beach


Registration open for Bethany Beach Talent show

Residents and visitors still have time to sign up to show off their talents at this year’s Bethany Beach Talent Show. The show has been dazzling Bethany crowds for more than 13 years and is regarded as a guaranteed fun time for all.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:07pm

Seven candidates running for council in Bethany Beach

After a year off from hitting the voting booths, Bethany Beach citizens are gearing up for a bevy of town council candidates in 2013, as seven candidates filed this week to run for the three available seats on the council. Voting is scheduled for...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:26am

Commercial lodging proposals go to referendum in Bethany

Ballots in the non-binding referendum on the possible creation of a commercial lodging zone in Bethany Beach and possible rezoning of the Bethany Arms property have been mailed to citizens by the Town of Bethany Beach, with the deadline to return...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:25am

Kids' storytime comes to Bethany Beach Books twice a week

This spring Bethany Beach Books has started offering a kids’ storytime every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

“We started storytime earlier this spring,” said Amanda Zirn, media relations coordinator for the store. “This is our first summer...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:32am

Bethany Beach Books holds annual photo contest

Residents and visitors have a few more days left to submit their entries for Bethany Beach Books’ 2nd Annual Photo Contest.

“Last year was our first year,” said Amanda Zirn, media relations coordinator for the store. “We just wanted to do...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:07am

Delaware beaches ranked No. 1 in water quality again

Delaware has always been the First State, and its beaches come in first, too. In addition to having top water quality conditions, Delaware’s own Rehoboth and Dewey beaches were recently again named superstar beaches for 2012 by the National...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 9:01am

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Bill Fox takes a minute out of his busy life to pose...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:47am

Local beach replenishment timetable still uncertain

This summer, Delaware is receiving $30 million worth of beach replenishment services from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But the big question is when.

After losing sand from the dunes and beach to Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the East Coast...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:54am

South Coastal Library, Friends cooking up 'Food & Art'

For the first time in 15 years, the South Coastal Library and its Friends group are giving patrons the chance to enter into their kitchens — or at least share in their recipes — with a newly published cookbook.

Coastal Point • R. Chris...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:47am

Safety concerns heightened after cluster of pedestrian fatalities

In 2012, there were a total of 30 pedestrian fatalities in the state, according to the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS). Within the last six months, there have been at least 10 pedestrian fatalities, and OHS and other organizations have...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:57am

New York man still missing after swim near inlet

Officials this week called off the search for a New York man who had gone missing last weekend while swimming near the Indian River Inlet.

Special to the Coastal Point • Chuck White
A massive search took place last weekend for Jeff...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:56am

Bethany adopts Mediacom franchise agreement

For nearly four years, the Town of Bethany Beach has been looking at its franchise agreement with cable television and Internet provider Mediacom, which was up for renewal this year. They began with a community survey in September of 2009,...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:15am

Greene named Sussex County Realtor of the Year

The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) named Sandy Greene, Associate Broker at ResortQuest in Bethany Beach, their Realtor of the Year for 2013 at an event on June 7. Fellow Realtor Bill Lucks of Long and Foster in Rehoboth Beach...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:52am

The Farmers' Market at Sea Colony readies for opening day on July 3

The Marketplace at Sea Colony is again hosting a mid-week farmers’ market where people can come to buy fresh bread, cheese, honey and eggs, as well as seasonal produce from area family farms.

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Customers...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:45am

Pennsylvania cyclist killed in crash near Bethany Beach

A Pennsylvania woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed on June 21 on Route 1 north of Bethany Beach after she reportedly attempted to cross two traffic lanes.

According to police, Dorothy Brenner, 66 of Pittsburgh, Pa. — who was...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:46am

Bethany rolls out the red carpet for summertime entertainment

Bethany Beach has long been known for its summer entertainment offerings on the town’s bandstand. Those offerings expanded last year, when the Town introduced beachfront movies on Monday nights during the summer. And, this year, they’ve added a...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 9:44am

Bethany to hold non-binding referendum on proposed CL-1 zone

Bethany Beach officials will be mailing out referendum ballots to the town’s citizens in the coming weeks, after town council members voted unanimously at their June 21 meeting to conduct a non-binding referendum on the appropriateness of a...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:41am

Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market open for seventh season

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market recently opened for its seventh season, with 16 vendors providing a wide variety of products, a number of which are produced by certified organic growers.

“The full range of the late spring and early...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:22am

Kick up your heels at Bethany Beach Firecracker 5k

Most of the country ends Independence Day with fireworks, but Bethany Beach begins the holiday with a firecracker.

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Runners start the race at last year’s annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K.

The...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:01am

Independence Day events to celebrate 'Bethany in Bloom'

This year, for the 30th year, Bethany Beach will host dignitaries, marching bands, entertainment and plenty of bicyclists, walking groups and floats to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, starting at noon with the annual Fourth of...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:40am

Marie's Kitchen -- A buffet of summer recipes from Studio 26

Janet Charlsen has been working at Studio 26 Salon & Spa since the doors first opened in September 2008. The spa, owned by Mark and Terry King, is located at 6 Town Road in Ocean View. I pass their doors every morning when I drive Town Road...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:13am

Bethany council considers new hotel zoning district

The Bethany Beach hotel debate may be closer to compromise this week, with the recent suggestion of creating a new Commercial Lodging district (CL-1).

Residents and council members met at a June 17 council workshop to discuss the proposed...

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 7:15am

Creative Concepts celebrating 40 years at the Delaware shore

To some, 1973 might not seem like it was 40 years ago. To Wayne Lednum, who owns Creative Concepts with his wife, Bobbi, the old adage “Time flies when you’re having fun” has never been more true.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Wayne...

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:26am

Bethany receives recognition for work toward healthier community

At Delaware’s Recognition for Community Health Promotion on June 11, seven communities were recognized for championing the health and well-being of their residents, including Bethany Beach, which received an honorable mention in the new promotion...

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:24am

Smithsonian speakers share memories, give insight on area's growth

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” has been on display at Ocean View Town Hall for the past month, offering visitors an insight into the nation’s, and the area’s, work history throughout the years.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:15am

State Supreme Court finds for AT&T in cell tower case

It has been nearly four years since AT&T first filed an application for a special-use exception that would allow the company to erect a 100-foot-tall cell-phone tower on property just outside Bethany Beach Town limits, on the east side of...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:34pm

DelDOT: Lane closures on Route 26 to continue two more weeks

Route 26 roadwork will be waking up earlier this month. Lane closures will continue for two more weeks for utility work but will begin at 5 a.m. daily, and there will be no lane closures on weekends.

The Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:31pm

South Coastal Library to offer child ID programs this summer

This summer, the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will be offering a new program designed to help identify children in the event that they are ever lost.

New York Life insurance agent William Fraser will be attending three children’s...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:16pm

Ousler receives award from Girls, Inc.

Local builder Marnie Oursler was recently recognized with Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart, Bold Award at Delaware’s 24th annual awards event. Girls Inc. is a national network of nonprofit organizations with a goal of teaching girls independence and...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 6:25am

Bethany adopts zoning amendments, minus proposed rezoning of two lots

While recent weeks have been filled with feedback and commentary from Bethany Beach citizens regarding proposed zoning amendments, council members at their May 17 council meeting adopted all but one of the amendments unanimously, and with little...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:54am

Season's change brings new looks, new procedures and more

With the arrival of another summer season in the area’s resort towns also come a number of changes, both from the winter months and from how visitors to the area may remember things being last summer.

Perhaps the most notable changes this...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:39am

Route 26 lane closures extended to June 30

The end is near for Route 26 lane closures, but further away than was planned and many had hoped. The Delaware Department of Transportation has now given utilities and road crews permission to continue closing lanes on Atlantic Avenue until June...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:37am

Bethany council irons out plan for non-profits' building fees

Bethany Beach officials last week continued their discussion of proposed breaks for non-profits on building fees the Town charges, tailoring their previous workshop discussion down to a few ideas that could become town policy.

Town Manager...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:11am

Bethany Beach to host Memorial Day service with VFW

The Town of Bethany Beach, with the help of the officers and members of VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, will host a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27, at noon at the boardwalk bandstand.

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The Town of...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:45am

Homes/volunteers still being sought for Warrior Beach Week

Operation SEAs the DAY is still looking for homeowners who would like to donate their beach homes for a week of rest and relaxation for wounded veterans affiliated with the USO Metropolitan Washington and Walter Reed National Military Medical...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:43am

Seaside Craft Show bringing fine crafts to Bethany boardwalk

Artists from across the country are coming to Bethany Beach boardwalk to showcase their skills at the annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show on Saturday, June 1. Now in its ninth year, the juried fine crafts show pairs its artwork and...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:39am

*ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Bethany prepares for summer season as Streetscape work winds down

Bethany Beach officials this week were looking forward to the completion of the first phase of the town’s Streetscape project, which was held over a week or so longer than originally hoped, due to weather delays and the belated discovery of water...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:26am

Bethany Beach could vote on zoning proposals Friday

Bethany Beach Town Council members were set this week to discuss and potentially vote on a series of proposed zoning amendments that have been met with opposition from some property owners in the town. The council has on its May 17 agenda all but...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:13am

Burbage: Hotel would be in 'Quiet Resorts' tradition

Developer Jack Burbage was reaching out this week to offer what he says is a more accurate picture — literally and figuratively — of the hotel project he’s trying to bring to downtown Bethany Beach, where it would replace the longtime Bethany...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:11am

Maravelli named Bethany-Fenwick Chamber Director of Membership

Last week, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce announced that Kristie Maravalli would become its new director of membership.

Maravalli comes from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and previously held a 14-year position as head woman’s basketball...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:10am

25th annual CROP Walk set for Saturday, May 11

The 25th annual CROP Walk will be held this Saturday in Bethany Beach, starting at the bandstand at 11 a.m. The event will kick off with the Nautical Sounds providing entertainment. The actual walk starts at noon, and afterwards there will be...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:20am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Bethany Beach police officer indicted on assault charge

Last week, the Delaware Attorney General’s office announced that an investigation of Bethany Beach Police Department Lt. Richard Haden by its Criminal Investigations Unit had resulted in his arrest.

Haden

Haden, 45, was...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:42am

Woman injured by rock thrown at car north of Bethany

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help regarding an incident in which a large rock was thrown through a car window north of Bethany Beach, injuring a 22-year-old woman.

According to the DSP, on Friday, April 26, around 11:...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:07am

CROP Walk puts focus on clean water, here and abroad

In America, “poor” is relative. It can be easy to take for granted the simple things in life, such as water, when it is abundant in a seemingly endless flow. But, for people across the globe, access to clean water is still an uphill battle and...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:44am

Library to feature Cajun cooking demo

On Tuesday, April 30, at 2 p.m., chef Charles Oppman will offer a special adult program on Cajun cooking.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Chef Charles Oppman will host a special adult program on Cajun cooking on Tuesday, April 30, at...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:32am

Cyclists prepare for Chamber’s Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

Spring has returned, and so have the cyclists, as the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce prepares for the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

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Participants prepare before a previous Ocean to Bay Bike Tour...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:13am

Infared sauna helps heal at Mind, Body, & Sole

Bethany’s Mind, Body & Sole has added an infrared sauna treatment to its list of services, which also include yoga, ionic detox and reiki.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Michele Salisbury stands in one of Mind, Body & Sole’...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:50am

D’Ortone’s dine-and-donate to benefit Justin’s Beach House

D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian Restaurant & Tap will host a dine-and-donate event on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. during their dinner service, and patrons don’t even have to do anything extra to help raise funds for Justin’s Beach House...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:45am

Nature Center to host Earth Day celebration

The Bethany Beach Nature Center will host its second annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is the brainchild of the Bethany Beach Nature Center Club, or BBNC, made up of kids ages 8 and older, under...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:12am