Bethany Beach

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, 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

Digital collections growing at South Coastal Library

The South Coastal Library is growing their digital offerings to patrons, proving it’s no longer your father’s (or mother’s) library.

“The library is responding to an evolving technological community,” explained Priscilla Scott, circulation...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:06am

Running for a reason: Justin’s Beach House plans 5K Run/3K Walk

Registration has begun for the annual Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run/3K Walk. This year’s event will see a few changes, ending the race with a grand finale where the finish line will be on the Bethany Beach boardwalk.


Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 5:36am

Michael Kappes joins ResortQuest Real Estate

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Michael Kappes has joined the firm’s Bethany Beach office on Coastal Highway.

A University of Delaware graduate and licensed real estate agent since 1998, Kappes specializes in the listing...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:28am

Spa fundraiser on April 9 to benefit Justin’s Beach House

How would you like to treat yourself to a relaxing spa night, all for a good cause? Local spas and salons are partnering for the first annual Beauty for the Beach House fundraiser, in memory of Elizabeth Shoemaker and benefiting Justin’s Beach...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:52am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the beach all set

Following a long-standing tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 31, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:47am

Antonioli joins ReseortQuest Real Estate Marketplace

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Christina Meiklejohn Antonioli has joined the firm’s Marketplace office on Coastal Highway near Bethany Beach.

A Sussex County native, Antonioli was raised near Fenwick Island and said she...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:17am

Sea Colony to host series of tennis tournaments this spring

Sea Colony Tennis Center, located just south of Bethany Beach, has announced it will host a trio of United States Tennis Association- (USTA-) sponsored tournaments in April and May.

The Sea Colony Junior Challenge, for boys and girls ages...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:14am

Bethany considers fee exemption for churches, non-profits

By M. Patricia Titus
With its history firmly rooted in the presence of church groups in the resort town, modern-day Bethany Beach is now having to consider how much of a break it wants to give to religious groups when it comes to town fees...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:15am

Hearing set on changes ahead of Bethany Arms redevelopment

The citizens of Bethany Beach will get a chance to weigh in on a proposal to redevelop the Bethany Arms Motel into a flagship hotel when the town council holds a public hearing on Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m., to hear comment on six proposed...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:22am

Delaware Supreme Court hears AT&T cell tower appeal

Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court heard an appeal filed by New Cingular Wireless PCS to allow erection of an AT&T cell phone tower on property just south of Bethany Beach.

Attorney Richard A. Forsten, representing AT&T, said...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:20am

Bethany Dental welcomes new associate

Last summer, Bethany Dental Associates welcomed dentist Matt Baran into their practice as their newest general dentist. Baran completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University and graduated from Temple University, where he did his dental...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:37am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Local beauty queen resigns title amidst rumored scandal

Melissa King of Bethany Beach — who had been crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA 2013 in November — resigned her crown this week, after a sexually-explicit video that allegedly included her surfaced on the Internet, according to and various...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:06am

Bethany Beach church welcomes public to anti-racism workshops

Bethany Beach Christian Church is currently hosting a three-part workshop series on racism awareness. The public is being invited to join in the discussion and learn more on the remaining two Monday-night sessions, continuing March 4 and 11, from...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:01am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Tropical Icebreaker to benefit Justin's Beach House

The warm-hearted can beat the winter blues this Saturday, Feb. 23 — all for a good cause — by attending the Tropical Icebreaker at Mango’s to support Justin’s Beach House. For $35 ahead of time or $40 at the door, participants can enjoy a Jimmy...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:31pm

Affinity Energy offers Chamber members a deal on power

The Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has been working with Affinity Energy Management to offer their Chamber members the opportunity to lower their energy costs through participation in a large electricity-buying group.

“Ed Jackson came to...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:45pm

Justin's Garden gets a hand from the Barefoot Gardeners

The Barefoot Gardeners are always ready to help a garden in need — an attitude that led to the group’s Feb. 9 donation to Justin’s Beach House.

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Craig Nantais, right, accepts a check from the Barefoot...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:11pm

Indian River Life Saving Station offers seaside valentines

On Friday, Feb. 8, the Indian River Life Saving Station will be offering a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“Sailor valentines are basically a mosaic of usually seashells and other things you might find on the beach. Some people...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 3:32am

Route 26 Working Group discusses early action work

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, community leaders and state legislators gathered in Millville on Jan. 29 for the second Route 26 Working Group meeting ahead of construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements project. Even...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:55am

Bethany officials recommend removing hurdles for project

Bethany Beach officials are moving expediently on a request from developer Jack Burbage to clear the way over some zoning hurdles that could keep him from transforming the Bethany Arms motel into a beachfront Marriott or Hilton hotel.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:54am

Bethany Beach to expand trolley fleet for better reliability

Bethany Beach will be adding a third trolley to its fleet of summertime transportation this summer, with the approval by the town council this week of a contract to purchase the third trolley for $166,917. The third trolley isn’t planned for use...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:28am

Bethany Beach details new definition for garages

Addressing issues raised in a Board of Adjustments hearing last month, Bethany Beach Planning Commission members on Jan. 9 worked to develop an improved definition of an “accessory structure,” aiming to make it entirely clear in the town code...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:51am

Bethany Beach native crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA 2013

Melissa King, a 2012 Indian River High School graduate who lives in the Bethany Beach area, was recently crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA 2013. King will represent Delaware in the Miss Teen USA contest in July, with her platform of “Finding the...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:24am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

First-responders train for large-scale emergencies

On the cold, rainy afternoon of Jan. 18, about 40 emergency responders geared up at Ocean View Police Department to prepare for an event they hope never happens. They were finishing a two-day seminar on managing casualties in a large-scale...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:40pm

Farrar retiring as Bethany Beach entertainment director

Many people may know her as the “Bandstand Lady,” but Gloria Farrar is much, much more than that. And after more than a dozen years with the Town of Bethany Beach as its entertainment director, she said she has decided to pass the baton on to...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:34pm

Flagship hotel proposed for downtown Bethany

Efforts to enhance business and year-round activity in downtown Bethany Beach have been expanded in recent years, with new events and town officials working with downtown business owners to encourage people to come downtown, shop downtown and eat...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:46am

Free SAT diagnostic test to be held at South Coastal Library

For high school students looking to improve their SAT scores, an SAT practice diagnostic test might be just the ticket.

This weekend, a free SAT practice test will be administered at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach by Jim Weeks...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:37am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

BBVFC seeks new members

Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company is always seeking new people who have a personal desire to serve in a challenging, meaningful way, and an upcoming open house will give the public...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 6:13am

Ring in the New Year by exercising like the Eskimos

The 17th annual Leo Brady Exercise like the Eskimos will be held in Bethany Beach on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

“It actually started out as a Kiwanis event,” said Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce Operations and Events Manager Helen Ball. “Then a...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 6:07am

AARP chapter donates to several organizations

The AARP’s South Coastal Chapter 5226 held their December luncheon meeting at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club last week and gave donations to several local organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the South Coastal Library, the Millville...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:33am

St. Martha's readies for expansion in downtown Bethany

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach will be getting a makeover soon, with demolition of their 1,200-square-foot vicarage and its replacement with a 5,400-square-foot social hall, kitchen, nursery and offices.

The Rev. Mary L....

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:17am