Bethany Beach

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

Justin's Beach House can keep iconic oversized chair

By M. Patricia Titus
When is a chair so big that it becomes a “structure”? By at least one account, when it reaches the size of the one in front of the Justin W. Jennings Foundation’s respite house in Bethany Beach, called Justin’s Beach...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:34am

Coastal Point to host Bethany candidates forum Sept. 2

The Town of Bethany Beach and the Coastal Point newspaper this week announced the first-ever Coastal Point Candidates Forum, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall.

The forum is designed to allow...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:32am

Ask a lifeguard...

“Do you see any rip currents today?”

“How is the undertow today?”

“Are there any bad riptides today?”

“Are there any hazards we need to look out for today?”

If you are wise, you will ask your lifeguard what the water...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:02am

BREAKING NEWS: IR Inlet to be closed overnight

The Delaware Department of Transportation is reminding the public — and  especially mariners — of an impending work activity associated with the ongoing Indian River Inlet Bridge construction, which will mean an 8-hour closure for the inlet...

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 2:13am

Bi-annual book sale coming up Aug. 18-20 at library

Anyone who has driven past a local thrift shop or yard sale on a Saturday morning knows that people will always line up for a bargain. The good news for the book lovers among those bargain-hunters is that the August book sale to benefit the...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:20am

Vosters heating up the links this summer

The Delmarva area boasts some of the most sought-after golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic region, and, not surprisingly, some talented golfers, as well.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Christina Vosters has been tearing it up on the links...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:31pm

Bethany elections set for Sept. 10, with five candidates

There will be an election in Bethany Beach this year. With the deadline for would-be candidates to file their applications this past Tuesday, July 26, the scene was set for a season of mailings, lawn signs, appearances, candidates’ events,...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:24am

Bethany-Fenwick Chamber building temporarily closed due to storm damage--ONLINE ONLY

Due to damage received in Tuesday's storm, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce building is temporarily closed through at least Monday, July 25.

Chamber Executive Director Carrie Subity said the building was struck by lightning late...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 8:23am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

‘Everything is really good’ in Bethany financial audit

“We’re in good shape,” Bethany Beach Finance Director Janet Connery told Audit Committee members at their July 14 meeting, at which the town received yet another stellar audit report.

Auditing firm TGM Group’s Roy Geiser again praised...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:42am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

OV church offers luncheon to complement annual Cottage Tour

Those looking for some good old-fashioned homemade “California Chicken Salad,” plus fixin’s at a can’t-beat-it price of $10, might want to try the “Heavenly Luncheon” being hosted by the Sewing Circle at Ocean View Presbyterian Church in Ocean...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:17am

Beach and Bay Cottage Tour celebrating 20 years

Next week, the Beach and Bay Cottage Tour will return to the area for its 20th year. For two decades, groups of local homeowners have opened their doors for the two-day event, which highlights a variety of the region’s dwellings, including their...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:17am

Impact of local girl’s life ripples across state and beyond

At the Artful Bean, where 17-year-old Shauna Kaufman had worked part-time for a couple of years, she had been known to customers as “the happy one.” The coffee shop’s owner, Kim Doughty-Cavagnaro, added that Shauna “was always in a good mood,” “...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:11am

Camp offers military children a fun-filled week

Last week, 130 kids from areas of the U.S. ranging from Texas to Delaware, were able to spend a week at the Delaware National Guard Training Site in Bethany Beach for the 11th annual Children of the Delaware National Guard Camp — Camp Colwell....

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:05am

A knock at your door could be a Doc at your door

The house call – a once-common medical practice now nearly obsolete – is making a comeback in the Washington, D.C.-metro area. This summer, it’s returning to the Delaware shore, as well.

Special to the Coastal Point • Meredith Thompson...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:59am

Bethany BoA continues two cases to later dates

The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustments this week heard two cases involving questions about how the town’s building inspectors have decided what is and is not permitted in the town. But, in both cases, the board found they needed more information...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

Two Delaware beaches recognized by NRDC as ‘superstars’

Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach were honored by Delaware officials last week following the release of a National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) report that named them as “superstar” beaches. The two beaches were recognized nationally following a...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:28pm

An ode to hydrangeas

I have always loved hydrangeas. My earliest plant memory is of the beautiful blue blooms on the hydrangeas at my babysitter’s, 50 years ago. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate them even more. Their tolerance of salt, sand and wind make...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:41pm

Beach Break offers bites for the boardwalk-bound

A new hotspot is waking up the neighborhood on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe, located at the marketplace at Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway, around the corner from Bethany Blues, is bringing a healthy, fresh...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:36pm

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in local man’s death

An 80-year-old Sea Colony resident died and his 93-year-old sister was hospitalized this week after an apparent case of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Sea Colony West townhome on July 3.

The Delaware State Police (DSP) and Bethany...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:19pm

Boat captain and best-selling author to visit Bethany Beach

She’s a New York Times best-selling author and the United States’ first female swordboat captain, but Linda Greenlaw said she feels strange whenever she’s introduced as the “best-selling author.”

“I really always thought I was a fisherman...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:14pm

Rebelasaurus to find a new home via St. Ann’s Bazaar

This year, the St. Ann’s Bazaar has a one-of-a-kind silent-auction item in “Rebelasaurus,” a remnant of the Downtown Dino Days project started by the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation in 2002. The city displayed 48 of the decorated dinosaurs the...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:02pm

Farmers’ markets still offer great eats and friendly faces

There’s something incredibly rewarding and refined about biking to the local farmers’ market in the summertime mornings, picking up some fresh produce and returning home to prepare a healthy and filling meal. Since the Bethany Beach, Fenwick...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 3:26pm

Ruthie's Pie Eating Contest Video

As part of the Fourth of July festivities held in downtown Bethany Beach, Ruthie's held it's second annual pie eating contest. The Coastal Point will update this post with the official winners names and times as soon as we receive them.


Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:25am

M&T Bank sponsoring Bethany’s fireworks show

With the recent acquisition of Wilmington Trust by M&T Bank, the new guys in town are looking to get involved in their new community, using television ads to express interest in Delaware banking customers and even offering to sponsor this...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:50pm

Bethany Beach named most expensive home market in Delaware

Perhaps not news to the many people who call the areas around Bethany Beach home, it is the most expensive housing market in Delaware, where the average four-bedroom, two-bath home has a listing price of $865,765, according to a recent home...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:40pm

*Independence Day Happenings*

Bethany Beach's 28th Annual Fourth of July Parade
Monday, July 4,
12 p.m.
Downtown Bethany Beach,
live entertainment at Boardwalk Bandstand at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk


Bear Trap Fourth...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:14pm