Bethany Beach


Water tower loan goes to the voting booth in Bethany Beach

Voters will head to the polls in Bethany Beach on Saturday, but not to cast a vote for town council, since this year’s council elections were scrapped when only incumbents filed to run. Instead, Bethany voters will be voicing their support or...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:19pm

Hearings begin on campground, cottage, amusement facility

A proposal to build a campground, multi-family dwellings and an outdoor amusement facility on 38.5 acres on Cedar Neck Road near Ocean View was set to be the subject of three public hearings this week, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. before the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:17pm

Crabulous creations set to debut on Bethany boardwalk

For those not fully versed in art-world lingo, the term “mixed media” might be a little confusing or open-ended to hear. But, actually, it’s just how it sounds — using different types of materials to create fine art.

Coastal Point •...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:39pm

Crabulous creations set to debut on Bethany boardwalk

For those not fully versed in art-world lingo, the term “mixed media” might be a little confusing or open-ended to hear. But, actually, it’s just how it sounds — using different types of materials to create fine art.

Coastal Point •...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:39pm

Maryland potter making first appearance at local art festival

Art lovers perusing the works at on display at the 34th annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival this Saturday, Sept. 8, will be able to see Mea Rhee and her “Good Elephant” pottery for the first time. Rhea, from Silver Spring, Md., said that...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:35pm

Maryland potter making first appearance at local art festival

Art lovers perusing the works at on display at the 34th annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival this Saturday, Sept. 8, will be able to see Mea Rhee and her “Good Elephant” pottery for the first time. Rhea, from Silver Spring, Md., said that...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:35pm

Bethany Beach Books holds First Annual Photo Contest

This year, Bethany Beach Books is holding its First Annual Photo Contest, to see who can create the best fun and creative photo featuring the store’s own bookmarks.

“One of my employees, Amanda, she came up with it,” explained owner Jackie...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:04pm

Borges to display mosaic of work at Boardwalk Arts Festival

For Terri Borges of Borges Mosaic Studio, her fine-art contemporary mosaics can be thought of as an extension of her previous work in landscape architecture. She had been doing exterior mosaics in her design/build firm and decided she wanted to...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 3:41pm

Bethany Beach to celebrate end of summer with Jazz Funeral

This Monday, for the 27th year, Bethany Beach residents and visitors alike will celebrate the end of summer by officially “burying” it — at least until next year.

Coastal Point • File photo
The summer gravestone parades the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 3:09pm

Fifth annual yART sale to be held in Bethany

Art is on the calendar and in the yard as the resort area’s official season draws to a close this Labor Day weekend. The annual yART (“art in the yard”) Sale, to be held on Sept. 1 and 2 in Bethany Beach, offers a taste of works from local...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 3:00pm

Visitors and locals alike fall in love with 'second season'

Although Bethany Beach still celebrates the “death” of another summer season each year, complete with a Jazz Funeral celebration, the season is really far from over at Labor Day.

Quite the contrary.

“Word has gotten out that...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:54pm

Subity resigns as Chamber director

On Monday, Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Subity gave the Chamber’s board her letter of resignation.

“The hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye to all of you, the members, my wonderful staff and board of...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:58am

Tale of 'An Arab, a Jew and a Truck' hits the pages in Bethany Beach

What happens when a devout Palestinian Muslim and an American Orthodox Jew are forced by circumstance to share a tiny two-bedroom apartment in New York? Well, at the very least, there’s potential for an entertaining list of lovable characters and...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 3:50am

Former journalist bringing Southern politics to local bookstore

“To set the stage, it’s 1992. South Carolina is about to elect its first black congressman since the Civil War. And the leading contender is secretly tied to the most unlikely person you could ever imagine — this U.S. senator who has a racist...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 3:47am

Bethany officials continue to make case for water tower

Bethany Beach officials again made their case for the need for a new water tower at a public meeting on Saturday, Aug. 11, leading up to the scheduled Sept. 8 special election at which voters will get to indicate their support or disapproval of a...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:18am

Lippman to hold signing at South Coastal Library

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman always knew she wanted to be a writer.

Coastal Point • Submitted

“I wanted to be a novelist when I was really young, like 5 years old,” recalled Lippman, who said she had tried to...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:16am

Bethany entertains the crowds during hot summer season

With the summer season in full swing, Bethany Beach officials have been keeping busy keeping the town in shape for the bounty of seasonal visitors, as well as its full-time residents.

Town Manager Cliff Graviet took the time at a July 20...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:51am

Local talent to hit stage in Bethany

During the summer months, the Bethany Beach Bandstand schedule is packed with a wide variety of performances by semi-professional and professional talent. But on Aug. 17, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to stand on the...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:33am

Mini Pin-Hunting: Parkway Mini Golf

Bigger isn’t always better, and Parkway Mini Golf is a gem among giants.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Arthur Antal, 7, aims for a hole-in-one at his favorite loop-the-loop hole at Parkway Mini Golf.

Although it’s physically...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 3:48am

Bethany may make commercial trash bills landlords’ responsibility

Bethany Beach officials are looking at ways to ensure the Town doesn’t get stuck with the bill when business owners close their doors without paying for trash services the Town has already delivered.

At the council workshop on July 16,...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:29pm

Free tai chi and qigong offered at Chamber office

Next Thursday, visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to take a free introduction class to tai chi and qigong at the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, given by certified instructor Jim Mace.

“Jim has been a member with...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:02pm

Juice Box offers more than just juice

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown Bethany Beach, in a quaint little storefront in Ocean View, delicious and nutritious juices are now on offer. Juicebox opened its doors about two weeks ago and has already begun to flourish as locals...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:23pm

Sports Science Day aims to teach smarter tennis

Those days of science class and dissection may have ended for many people, but class is in session at the third annual Sea Colony Sports Science Day. Melissa Hunfalvay, PhD., will help tennis players dissect the game and improve their court...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:07pm

Graviet explains Bethany Beach's need for new water tower

The Town of Bethany Beach needs a new water tower!

Our community needs a new water tower in order to ensure our water remains safe to drink and to ensure we are able to deliver water in the event of an emergency. The need for a new water...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:22am

Bethany set to honor its ties with French sister city

The Town of Bethany Beach will observe the anniversary of its “twinning” with the town of Périers, France, with a commemorative program, special museum display and other events on Friday, July 27.

The date of July 27 was specially chosen...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:38am

St. Ann's annual bazaar set to offer rooms full of goodies

Each year, the bazaar at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach draws eager bargain-hunters and supporters to the church over three days in July, offering a nearly endless array of donated items, both used and new, as well as special prizes....

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:11am

Book club gets answers straight from the author's mouth

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Megan Hart, in green, talks about her book, ‘All Fall Down,” in Bethany Beach recently.

Well, not really, but threatening clouds were the backdrop for a Frankford...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 3:58am

Bethany council looks at next steps for town park

Bethany Beach Town Council members got an update this week on plans for development of a town park on the former Christian Church/Neff property on the northwest corner of Routes 1 and 26.

At a council workshop on July 16, Town Manager...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:40am

Bethany Beach council looks to address tour bus issue

Bethany Beach officials are looking at the problems caused by large tour buses that visit the town on a nearly daily basis in the summer, after a series of complaints by townsfolk.

Town Manager Cliff Graviet told the town council at their...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:34am

Fire strikes twice at North Bethany house

Firefighters may have experienced a sense of déjà vu in the early hours of June 12 when they responded to a house fire in North Bethany.

After responding to a fire in the 31000 block of Heather Lane in Bethany Dunes on Wednesday, July 11,...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:04am

Cottage Tour offering 21st annual peek into local homes

A cottage at the Delaware shore can offer a holiday reprieve from the bustle of the city, a summer getaway spot filled with tranquility and relaxation or a home for someone year-round. Southeastern Sussex County has become one of the most sought-...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:22am

National Guard Camp offers kids support and fun

Last week, 130 kids descended on the Delaware National Guard Training Site in Bethany Beach to take part in the 12th annual Delaware National Guard Youth Camp — Camp Colwell.

Camp Colwell was created by retired Master Sgt. Ernie Colwell,...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:11am

Bethany town council chooses Collins Street as site for water tower

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Bethany Beach citizens will turn out to vote. But it won’t just be for the annual town council elections, or the 2012 presidential election. Bethany voters will also have their voices heard about proposed improvements to the...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:22am

Streetscape project set to transform Bethany beginning in 2013

Bethany Beach is enjoying the height of its summer season, and it’s doing so with a few new amenities this year, including new streetlights, underground utility wires, a newsstand area and additional parking. But a little more than a year from...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:15am

Local beaches among top in nation for water quality

Delaware’s beaches ranked first in the U.S. in water quality for the year 2011 in a report issued last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Out of 30 states ranked, the state had the fewest water quality samples that exceeded...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:52am

Skimboarders learn tricks of the trade with Skim Jam in Bethany

As experienced riders can attest, the Delaware shoreline isn’t the most ideal place to “hang 10” when it comes to the surfing world. The shape of the ocean floor and the geographic makeup of the coast does not provide the sets that surfers seek...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:12am

Judge affirms denial of At&T tower near Bethany Beach

Property owners in the Sea Pines Village community and nearby Bethany Beach came out victorious last week in the latest round of legal wrangling over a cellular communications tower that AT&T had hoped to erect on property just east of Route...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:17am

Bethany park project begins with removal of trees

As summer visitors arrive in Bethany Beach in full force, the Town is beginning one of the preliminary steps toward creation of a new public park that will someday offer recreational options for visitors and residents alike.

In preparation...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:50am

Bethany council to vote on location for new water tower

Bethany Beach officials and citizens met recently to discuss both a proposal to build a new water tower and where that tower should be built. At a public meeting on June 9, council members heard a presentation from Town Manager Cliff Graviet,...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:33am

Fish Tales Home Decor makes a splash in downtown Bethany

Almost two decades ago, Diane Ternahan and her husband, Bob, opened the doors of Fish Tales in Bethany Beach, with the downtown apparel and gift store boasting trendy clothes and ocean-side fashion, along with gift ideas and toys. But limited...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:50am

Keeley finds herself at the shore

Like many who want to have the best of both worlds by not having to wait until retirement to live at the beach, Alana Keeley, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, recently moved her office from the city to the shore — from Bowie, Md., to...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:40am

South Coastal Library gets ‘geeked’

Last week, the South Coastal Library kicked off their summer reading program by having the Geek-mobile visit the library.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
‘What do you Geek?’ Bookmobile and South Coastal Library employees promote...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:27am

Nation's birthday to be honored with parade, Bethany-beach style

For just shy of three decades, the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade has been entertaining thousands, celebrating the holiday with floats, cyclists and bands, leading to a fireworks finale to cap off the evening. On Wednesday, July 4, the 29th...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:15am

Firecracker 5k sparking interest in Bethany Beach this holiday week

This weekend, the holiday crowds will be heading back to the beaches for the Fourth of July, and for the fourth straight year, the town of Bethany Beach will host the annual Firecracker 5K run and 3K walk. Based in downtown Bethany, the Fourth of...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:05am

Black Pearl hits the high seas in Fenwick Island and surrounding towns

Captain Jack Sparrow may have been the one who first introduced us to the Black Pearl on the high seas, but Bill Fox has brought his own Black Pearl to the streets of Fenwick Island. The customized mini-school bus has been decked out to resemble...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:57am

Beach-blanket movie showings offer family fun in Bethany Beach

This summer, Bethany Beach has added to its list of entertainment for residents and visitors by hosting Movies on the Beach.

“Other beach towns in the area have had them. I had investigated them a while ago, and the town manager picked up...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:44am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Be a lifeline, donate blood now

Blood donations can mean life for many people, from cancer patients to accident victims. And this summer, the Blood Bank of Delmarva will tour Delaware to make giving quick and easy. The nearest regular donation center is in Salisbury, Md., but...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:12pm

Coastal farmers’ markets appear all set to grow in 2012

Summer has officially arrived, and with that area’s coastal farmers’ markets are starting up. The Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market will start Monday, June 25, at 8 a.m. The mid-week market at the Marketplace at Sea Colony will open Wednesday, June...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:10pm

Indian River Lifesaving Station offers programs galore

The Indian River Life-Saving Station may be a well-kept secret in the Quiet Resorts, but the programs the Delaware State Parks’ site has to offer hold appeal for residents and visitors alike.

“All of our programs are popular,” said Site...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 3:48pm