Bethany Beach

Wounded veterans getting a break at the beach

September may be the most pleasant time of year at the beach. The summer rush is over, but the warmth lingers. It’s the perfect time to begin a new tradition for wounded veterans: Operation SEAs the Day.

The program has one simple mission...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:12am

Annual ‘art in the yard’ sale to benefit Contractors for a Cause

Those looking for some local art this Labor Day weekend are in luck, with the annual two-day yART Sale in Bethany Beach.

Coastal Point • File Photo: This photo of Northern Wings was taken at the 2010 yART Sale. Northern Wings uses...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:02am

Children’s area, farmers’ market featured at Boardwalk Arts Festival

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 35th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, presented by WSFS Bank, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The annual fine arts festival will feature jewelry, glass, pottery...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:56am

Herlihy gears up for hurricane season, reflects on Sandy

The summer months bring plenty of sun, tourists and revenue to the shores of Delaware. What they don’t bring plenty of, however, is surfable waves. After a long and flat three months of summer, local surfers trade in their fun shapes, dust off...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:18am

Bethany approves commercial lodging zone for Bethany Arms

The Bethany Beach Town Council last Friday voted to adopt a series of three ordinances that will pave the way for the redevelopment of the Bethany Arms Motel property as a flagship oceanfront hotel in a project proposed by local developer Jack...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:34am

Lifeguards get a night in the spotlight

For the first time, local lifeguards got to shine in the night, as the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Lifeguard Award Ceremony as a standalone evening event.

Each of seven local beach patrols honored their top...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:29am

Bethany adopts deposit for building permit review costs

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted unanimously this week to adopt an amendment to the town’s building code that impacts fees charged building permit applicants by the Town.

The council last month had adopted changes to the fees that...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:21am

Bethany’s ‘Woodie’ landmark featured in print debuting at yART Sale

The wooden Indian that serves as the unofficial gatekeeper at Bethany Beach’s busiest intersection is celebrated in a new limited-edition silkscreen print by Erick Sahler Serigraphs. It debuts Labor Day weekend at the yART Sale in Bethany.


Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:07am

New children’s book features sights of the Delaware beaches

“No Kite in Sight,” a new children’s book about the Delaware beaches, is now for sale. The book is a mystery about Tim and Kate, a brother and sister who are flying a kite at the beach. Their kite string breaks, sending the kite soaring out of...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:05am

Bethany council considers advice for future candidates

The annual town council election in Bethany Beach is looming, but the current council members are already looking ahead to future elections and how they can best convey to potential council candidates the measure of responsibility they will have...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 5:51am

Bethany Beach voters show strong support for commercial lodging zone

Ballots in Bethany Beach’s non-binding referendum on the possible establishment of a commercial lodging (CL-1) district on the Bethany Arms Motel property and an adjacent one streamed in this week ahead of an Aug. 12 deadline to be counted. And...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:06pm

Point to host Candidates’ Night

The Coastal Point will host Bethany Beach Candidates’ Night on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall. All seven candidates for the three available council seats have been invited to attend the event, which will be broadcast live...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:02pm

Silent Auction to kick off Jazz Funeral weekend

The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction on Friday, Aug. 30, and the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, are designed to help make the final weekend of the traditional summer season “fun and exciting.” (An overview of...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:38pm

FOSCL hosting popular book sale to support South Coastal Library

The Friends of the South Coastal Library will be holding their Summer Book Sale on Aug. 15 through Aug. 17, in order to raise funds to help support the library.

The sale was set to start on Thursday, Aug. 15, running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:32pm

LWV to host film screening for anniversary of 19th Amendment

Aug. 26 marks the 93rd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. In honor of all the women and their male supporters who campaigned for 72 years to win that right, the League of Women Voters of Sussex...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:31pm

First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon all set for Sept. 22

The second annual Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon, sponsored by Meris Properties, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22. The Triathlon-Duathlon will benefit Bethany Beach’s first responders in the fire and EMS...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:20pm

Safety concerns along Route 1 net talk about speed limit change

Recently, residents of unincorporated North Bethany have voiced their concerns about the speed limit along Route 1 between Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

In a letter to the editor of the Coastal Point published on July 19...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 4:07pm

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.


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.

Coastal Point • File photo

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.

Coastal Point • File photo
Runners start the race at last year’s annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K.


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

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