Bethany Beach


Route 26 Working Group gets first look at project

DelDOT has turned its sights on Route 26, but this time, they gave plenty of notice.

Community leaders filled the South Coastal Library meeting room Sept. 24 to discuss the State Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, slated to begin...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:32am

Castaways project decision held up by continuing consideration

No decision has been made yet on the proposed rezoning for the Castaways Bethany project, as the county council deferred action this week while waiting for a recommendation from Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Castaways...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:22am

Castaways project decision held up by continuing consideration

No decision has been made yet on the proposed rezoning for the Castaways Bethany project, as the county council deferred action this week while waiting for a recommendation from Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Castaways...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:22am

Area police participating in Drug Take-Back this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law-enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

“It’s a completely anonymous way of properly...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:03am

Bethany Beach gets input on future of Church/Neff property

Ideas offered for the final shape of a park planned for the northwest corner of the intersections of Routes 1 and 26 were varied this week, when citizens turned out in Bethany Beach to offer their opinions to town council members.

“The...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:43am

Center for the Inland Bays to hold barbecue to say 'thanks'

Throughout the year, countless volunteers donate their time and money to the Center for the Inland Bays, and this weekend the center wants to say, “Thank you.”

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the CIB will host its Thanks for...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:36am

Center for the Inland Bays to hold barbecue to say 'thanks'

Throughout the year, countless volunteers donate their time and money to the Center for the Inland Bays, and this weekend the center wants to say, “Thank you.”

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the CIB will host its Thanks for...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:36am

BREAKING NEWS - Castaways decision deferred by P&Z -- PLUS and DelDOT info available online for public comment

Sussex County Planning and Zoning once again deferred action on the Castways Bethany LLC for a proposed development consisting of a campground, multi-family duplex residential units and a waterpark to be known as Castaways Bethany, located off of...

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:46am

A last glimpse of community's history is lost to the ages

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can to today…” is indeed cliché and, quite possibly, one of the most over-used pieces of advice out there. And yet, that doesn’t make it any less true or less useful.

I attended a funeral last week of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:48pm

Bethany citizenry to get chance for input on park

When the Town of Bethany Beach acquired parcels of land from the Bethany Beach Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Neff family nearly a decade ago, discussion of the future of the combined property focused on use as a park. Exactly...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:44pm

Bethany citizenry to get chance for input on park

When the Town of Bethany Beach acquired parcels of land from the Bethany Beach Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Neff family nearly a decade ago, discussion of the future of the combined property focused on use as a park. Exactly...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:44pm

Bethany voters overwhelmingly approve loan for new water tower

There was no council election in Bethany Beach this year, but that didn’t stop voters from casting ballots in nearly record numbers on Saturday, Sept. 8. The question of borrowing for construction of a new water tower was a hot enough topic to...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:56pm

Hearing on Castaways project elicits strong response

In a marathon four-hour meeting with more than 100 opponents present and hundreds more making their opinions known through letters of opposition, Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners this week deferred action on the application of...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:48pm

NorthEast Seafood Kitchen offering free cooking demos

Beginning this month, chef Matt Haley’s SoDel Concepts will be offering a series monthly cooking demonstrations. The first will be held on Sept. 19 at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View.

“We started doing them last year. The owner,...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:03pm

NorthEast Seafood Kitchen offering free cooking demos

Beginning this month, chef Matt Haley’s SoDel Concepts will be offering a series monthly cooking demonstrations. The first will be held on Sept. 19 at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View.

“We started doing them last year. The owner,...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:03pm

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