Bethany Beach

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Local family hopes to educate about premature births

More than half a million babies are born prematurely — before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Bethany resident April Fels never thought that her second child, Trustin, would be one of those babies.

Trustin Fels was roughly the size of his mother’s...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:50pm

Longstanding Chamber guide aids visitors and locals alike

The Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce has been printing a Quiet Resorts Visitors Guide since 1977, and currently the Chamber, which serves approximately 800 area businesses, is working on their 35th edition.

“We just keep building upon...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:45pm

Inaugural Hair of the Dog run kick off 2012 entertainment

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) has established a number of movements to improve the community, through fundraising efforts that supply organizations and individuals with grants, donations and scholarships. Now in its 10th year,...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:32pm

Brave souls prepare to Exercise Like the Eskimos Sunday

Depending on the region you’re in, you may exclaim “Alaapaa!” or “Ikkii!”, loosely translated from the Eskimo-Aleut languages, commonly associated with regions of Alaska, Greenland or the Canadian Arctic, to “Wow, that’s cold!” But there’s no...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:21pm

Children’s books aim to capture local family favorites

Visitors to Delaware’s beaches like to leave with wonderful memories of their time spent, and most want to take a piece of that vacation with them. With all the local shops, it isn’t hard to find a souvenir or fluorescent T-shirt with a favorite...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:34pm

Homeowners hear about limits on coastal insurance

Bethany Beach homeowners have begun discussing a rising problem: insurance companies not renewing policies in coastal areas. Delaware Deputy Insurance Commissioner Gene Reed explained to members of the Canal Association and other Bethany home...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:36am

Bethany employee arrested on sexual contact charges

Delaware State Police this week arrested the Town of Bethany Beach's public safety director on charges of unlawful sexual contact after he allegedly made inappropriate sexual contact with a female acquaintance during a work-related holiday party...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Survey results show Bethany citizenry favors Assawoman Canal Trail

Bethany Beach officials on Dec. 15 announced the results, to date, from a survey the Town sent out to its citizens on Nov. 9 regarding support and opposition to the proposed Assawoman Canal Trail project, which would run along the Assawoman Canal...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:19am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour nets Chamber recognition award

On. Dec. 6, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ocean to Bay Bike Tour received the Southern Delaware Tourism Recognition Award from the Southern Delaware Tourism Board, based on the event’s impact to local tourism.


Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:00am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Bethany considers changes to fencing regulations

Good fences may make good neighbors, but with the potential for neighborly conflict over fencing already proven, Bethany Beach Planning Commissioners are now tackling the town’s fencing ordinance, or, rather, the relative lack of one.


Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:17am

Child or child-at-heart, Bethany offers choice of Holiday Happenings

How do you celebrate the holidays? Are family-friendly festivities your goal, or does a warm, jazzy atmosphere light your fire?

The Town of Bethany Beach is inviting people to celebrate both ways at its annual Holiday Happenings. The...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:15am

Bethany adopts new signage ordinance, clarifies zoning definitions

Bethany Beach Town Council members this week voted to adopt an amendment to the town’s signage ordinance that deals with non-conforming signage that has been granted legal, grandfathered status. The ordinance, approved unanimously on Nov. 18,...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:40am

Bethany Beach planners brainstorm on FAR possibilities

Bethany Beach Planning Commission members this week continued discussion of whether the town should make use of the building control known as floor-area ratio (FAR), in an effort to control the trend of constructing “extra-large” houses.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:11am

Bethany council offers coffee and a chance to comment

The menu featured coffee, juice, doughnuts, pastries and plenty of questions and comments for council members on the morning of Nov. 14, when the Bethany Beach Town Council hosted its first-ever Coffee and the Council event, designed to offer an...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:26am

Christmas gets tropical, once again, in Bethany Beach

With Christmas right around the corner, many of the same things are going to be on everyone’s mind: shopping, family, food and... the Caribbean? If you know how the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) celebrates Christmas, then you know it...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:22am

SEDAST celebrating 17 years with renowned artists

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-27, some of the area’s most recognized artists and craftspersons will show their thanks and appreciation by opening the doors to their homes and studios in the 17th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:25am

Bethany wrangles with future of special-events signage

Special events in Bethany Beach could get some more prominent advertising, if the town council follows through with a proposal to move the Town’s primary advertising venue from the lifeguard station at the end of Garfield Parkway to one or more...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 4:49am

DelDOT reps speak to Chamber about projects

Representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spoke to members of the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 3 about the progress of both the Indian River Inlet Bridge project and the Route 26 Mainline improvements...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:12am

Thanksgiving activities help keep fitness in mind

Thanksgiving Day is a time for friends, family and food, but organizations such as Seashore Striders, Sea Colony and hipAHA in Fenwick Island are also hoping to bring fun and fitness into the equation, once again.

Special to the Coastal...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:16am

SEDAST melds a variety of artistic talents

The upcoming holiday weekend will once again welcome tourgoers on the 17th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), in which 16 well-established, local artists will open the doors of their homes and studios to the public,...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 2:04am

Bethany offering up coffee and a free bus ride

Citizens of Bethany Beach will have an opportunity to meet and catch up with their representatives on the town council this week, as the Town hosts its first-ever “Coffee with the Council” on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the town hall....

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:49am

Annual Trail Run to race through Assawoman

Those looking to combine a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the area’s natural wonders and get some exercise at the same time may want to consider signing up for the 9th Annual Mariner’s Bethel Trail Run at Camp Barnes and the Assawoman...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:09am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

SEDAST merges a mix of media into artists’ tour

At the end of the month, artists participating in the annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) will be opening the doors of their homes and studios to guests, displaying their workspaces and works of art. From painters and...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:27am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Freeman Stage to host Blue Jupiter Saturday

The Blue Jupiter musicians don’t need any instruments. Their voices do all the work.

The a cappella pop-jazz-funk quartet will perform Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Arts and Science Building of Delaware Technical and Community College...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:43am

SEDAST comes back to the area for 17th year

The SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) will be returning to Sussex County late next month, as more than a dozen artists open the doors to their homes and galleries to the public.

Coastal Point • File Photo

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7:45am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

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