Bethany Beach


TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Bethany holds hearing on Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan

Property owners with homes along the Assawoman Canal have continued to express their concerns and opposition to the proposed development of a public pedestrian and bike trail along the banks of the canal, and a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 17,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:38am

New Bethany festival a treat for Wags, Witches & Warlocks

Bethany Beach’s new Halloween festival is for the whole family, and Fido, too. The first annual Wags, Witches & Warlocks festival is a daylong, town-wide event for people and pets set for Sunday, Oct. 30, (rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:13am

Library lecture series looks at Civil War intrigue on war’s 150th anniversary

It’s been 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln took office, causing 11 states to secede from the United States and triggering a war as American as apple pie.

Now, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War, South...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:37am

Bethany’s consideration of AT&T antenna proposal on hold for now

While AT&T appeals a Sussex County Board of Adjustments decision not to permit a cellular antenna tower on a parcel just south of Bethany Beach town limits, and as a temporary tower remains on the site pending that appeal, the company has...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:35am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

Wall Street demonstration rises in Bethany Beach

Those in Bethany Beach heard a lot of car honking on Tuesday afternoon, in response to Delaware’s own Wall Street demonstrators. Displaying signs at the corner of Route 26 and Coastal Highway, the organized demonstration elicited many honks and...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:36am

Search unsuccesful for body reported in surf off Tower Shores

The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a possible person in the surf on Monday, Oct. 10, about 4:22 p.m., in the area off of Tower Shores, just south of the Indian River Inlet. But during a search conducted with...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:15am

Justin’s Beach House turns one year old, plans for future

Last September marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Justin Jennings, but it marked a new beginning for a selfless organization. The Justin W. Jennings Foundation, which was started by Justin’s parents, Craig and Mary Ellen Nantais,...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:37pm

Citizens consider Assawoman Canal Trail at meeting

There is still much planning before the Assawoman Canal Trail can be built – and many concerns to overcome. More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Sept. 30 to review the Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan, which has been in development...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:12pm

BBVFC Auxiliary to host annual Artisan’s Festival

The third annual Artisan’s Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall, rain or shine. The indoor/outdoor event will feature many local artists who work in media ranging from copper, sea glass,...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:26pm

Grimes receives Chamber’s Lighthouse Award for 2011

On Sept. 22, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Celebration & Awards Ceremony, and at the ceremony, Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman and Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, received the Chamber’s...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:45pm

Mariner’s Bethel offering free lunches at new soup kitchen

Anyone having some trouble making ends meet can find some relief every Thursday at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, thanks to the new Feed My Sheep soup ministry. The weekly soup kitchen will serve a free lunch to anyone from 11 a.m. to...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:36pm

Report shows progress on water pollution sources

What is the state of the Delaware inland bays for 2011? According to Deputy Director of the Center for Inland Bays Chris Bason, who authored the report that was released last week, it’s a toss-up. While the amount of nutrients entering the inland...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:10pm

Proposed commercial rezoning raises concerns for neighbors

Residents of nearby communities expressed their objections on Sept. 27 to the proposed rezoning of a 2.38-acre parcel of land at the intersection of Cedar Neck and Fred Hudson Roads near Ocean View from MR-Medium Density Residential to B-1...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:08pm

Public input requested Friday for Assawoman Canal Trail plan

After two years of planning, the Assawoman Canal Trail Concept Plan is ready for another round of public discussion.

A committee of local citizens and officials partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:54am

Graviet, Kail recognized as top in the state

Lewes may be the first town in the First State, but as far as town staffs go, Bethany Beach is on top this year, with the selection of Town Manager Cliff Graviet as Town Manager of the Year and Town Clerk Lisa Kail as Town Clerk of the Year for...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:52am

Zorba's goes Turquoise with move to Sea Colony

When I heard that a Greek restaurant was opening in the Sea Colony shopping center in Bethany Beach, I quickly invited a friend for lunch. Sneak that I am, while our waitress, Eleni, was in the kitchen, I polled a nearby table of three couples...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:26am

Bethany planners look at possible fencing, signage and FAR

Bethany Beach officials could be considering possible changes to town code regarding fences, signage for non-conforming commercial uses and limits on the size of homes in coming weeks, as the town’s Planning Commission asks for the council’s...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:51am

McClenny takes another turn as mayor in Bethany

With results in the Sept. 10 town council elections in Bethany Beach now official, council members on Sept. 20 held their annual reorganizational meeting and selected the council’s officers for the coming year. Tony McClenny will remain mayor,...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:46am

Riders get in gear for Bike to the Bay

Cyclists are hitting the roads this weekend across Delaware’s Kent and Sussex counties in the annual Bike MS: Bike to the Bay, in effort to fund research and treatment for those suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).

The event, which will...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:05am

Sea Colony Triathlon prepped to help grant wishes for area children

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Triathlon will return to Sea Colony near Bethany Beach this weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 24. The triathlon event boasts a 1.5K swim, 41K bike ride and 10K run, and for the first time, hosts an AquaVelo option, which...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:03am

Bethany Club Tennis offering sessions for tomorrow's athletes

Pop Warner football, Little League baseball and softball, River Soccer Club – when it comes to youth sports, there is no shortage of options in lower Delaware. And now, Bobby Hush, owner of Bethany Club Tennis on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, is...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 3:16am

BREAKING NEWS: Healy, Dorfman and Olmstead re-elected in Bethany

Incumbents Joe Healy, Jerry Dorfman and Carol Olmstead have been re-elected in Bethany Neach, with 588, 541 and 512 total votes, respectively.
Challenger Anthony Carmen received 282, Thomas Lennon, 200.

More in the Sept. 17 issue....

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 12:35pm

Bethany Beach candidates ready for Saturday's election

Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Bethany Beach Town Council this year, and voters will have their chance to cast their ballots on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. Incumbents Jerry Dorfman, Carol Olmstead and...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:03pm

Boardwalk Arts Festival to meld local favorites with newcomers

This Saturday, Sept. 10, hundreds of artisans and crafters will be lining the boardwalk in Bethany for the 33rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, an event that has become synonymous with the passing of another summer season and the...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:01pm

Popular Book Club Series returning to South Coastal Library

The Book Club Series is one of South Coastal Library’s most popular fall programs, and this fall it’s back with some great reads.

“The theme is ‘The Choices We Make,’” said Priscilla Scott, circulation coordinator and publicist for the...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:48pm

Ask a Lifeguard: Any advice for us after coverage ends?

Lifeguard coverage will be spotty in September and entirely gone before you know it. But the water is warm and the sun is bright. We know you’re still going to want to go to the beach without a lifeguard around. What should or shouldn’t you do...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:35pm

Bethany Beach Books to host ‘Insiders’ author on Sunday

By Maria Counts

On Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., local author and financial “wizard,” Marvin McIntyre will be signing his newly released book, “The Insiders,” at Bethany Beach Books.

McIntyre has more than 40 years of experience in...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:58am

Chamber’s Boardwalk Arts Festival to kick off shoulder season

For more than three decades, thousands of people have welcomed the area’s shoulder season with one of the most highly anticipated art celebrations of the year. And, next weekend, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:53am

Ask A Lifeguard: What’s the distance between lifeguard chairs

Those who exercise at the beach, whether they’re walking, running or swimming, often ask lifeguards: “What’s the distance between lifeguard chairs?”

The short answer:

The distance varies by beach patrol and week of the summer.

...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:51am

Fifth Annual yART Sale bringing a fun and creative close to summer

Labor Day weekend may traditionally signal the winding down of another summer season, but for the last five years, it has also seen a strong turnout at the Kypreos household in Bethany Beach. And, this weekend, for the fifth straight year, the...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:43am

State’s first-ever hurricane leaves damage, flooding in its wake

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:35am

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Area begins recovery from Hurricane Irene, with mostly minor damage reported

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene on Sunday, dealing with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs. Gov. Jack Markell lifted a travel ban and evacuation orders for at-risk areas as of...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:50pm

BREAKING NEWS: Power remains out in Bethany, parts of Ocean View; no damage to boardwalk, OV homes

From Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin (7 a.m. Sunday):

At this time, no damage to property has been reported in Ocean View.  Power outage remains east of West Avenue in Ocean View and throughout Bethany Beach.

Reports from the...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police withdraw to station, power out in Ocean View and Bethany, downed trees reported

UPDATED (8:45 p.m.) Conditions in Ocean View remain the same.  Reports have been received that a tornado touched down in the Lewes area and 15 homes were damaged/destroyed.

The National Guard has assigned a unit to the OV EOC.  National...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:00pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Bethany rejects BlueWater Wind proposal

Bethany Beach Town Council members have rejected a proposal from NRG/BlueWater Wind to take the transmission line from the company’s planned offshore wind-power project on land in Bethany Beach. Council members voted at their July council meeting...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:08pm

Preparations underway for Sept. 17 Coastal Cleanup event

Don’t know what to do with that ugly old bridesmaid dress? How about that old VCR? Here’s a thought — throw it in the ocean!

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power shows off this year’s t-shirt design for...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:03pm

Bethany Beach government goes live and online

Bethany Beach officials this week announced that the town government would go live and online for the first time when it broadcasts the town council’s monthly meeting through its Web site on Friday, Aug. 19.

The availability of the live...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:54am