Bethany Beach

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip current advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday

Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. this evening

Coastal hazard message
National Weather Service, Mount Holly, N.J., 2:26 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 4:21am

Banner plane crashes in Delaware Bay near Dewey

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, Delaware State Police Troop 7 troopers and Dewey Beach patrol officers were dispatched to the Delaware Bay in the area of Tower Road near Dewey Beach for reports of a plane crash. Police said single-...

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 4:11am

BREAKING NEWS: Dorfman, Healy, Olmstead elected in Bethany - Saturday, September 12, 2009

Three veteran council members came out on top in Bethany Beach elections Saturday, with 575 votes for Jerry Dorfman, 565 votes for Joe Healy and 556 votes for Carol Olstead. Joe Bellistri trailed with 372 votes. The top three vote-getters were...

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 2:53pm

Council seats, terms up for vote in Bethany

Bethany Beach voters will be heading to the polls on Saturday, Sept. 12, between noon to 6 p.m., with the chance to select three town council members and express their views on a proposed change to the town’s council term length and the idea of...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:15am

Meetings set for input on Assawoman Canal pathway

For those interested in sharing their views on the proposed Assawoman Canal Pathway project, the first of several informational meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Ocean View Town Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The towns of Bethany...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:10am

Boardwalk Arts Festival slated for sunny weather this weekend

Summer may be winding down, but that means the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is right around the corner. This Saturday, Sept. 12, nearly 120 artists, artisans and crafters will combine for the all-day event that is open to the public and...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood advisory/watch through Thursday afternoon; Rip currents likely

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a coastal flood advisory for the Delaware beaches. The coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. EDT this afternoon. A coastal flood watch in effect from Thursday morning...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 6:01am

Parsons gives Bethany council the bird

Longtime Bethany Beach Town Councilman and former mayor Bob Parsons bid farewell to the council at their Aug. 21 meeting – his final meeting on the council – and offered them a unique going-away present: a bronze chicken.

“This is the last...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:03am

Local car buyers getting Smart

From the inside looking out, it is hard to imagine that the Smart car is only 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide. The luxurious seats rival that of any Mercedes, and the trunk area isn’t all that different from what’s left in the back...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:48am

CAC keeps up pressure on inland bays issues

The Citizens Advisory Committee of the Center for the Inland Bays is keeping steadfast to their priorities on cleaning up the Inland Bays watershed. At their August meeting, in continuing their advocacy for cooling tower technology at the Indian...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:31am

Aquatic Marine expands role at Bayside

Since 2006, Aquatic Marine LLC has been providing lifeguard and beach services to the shores of North Bethany and other locations throughout the area. With Sussex County’s continuing development, opportunities for Aquatic Marine have been...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:08am

Annual tradition readies to bid farewell to summer

A summer draws to a close in Bethany Beach and a fall chill creeps into the air, it is time to mourn the passing of another summer season, with jazz, of course. For almost 25 years, residents and visitors alike have gathered on Labor Day Monday...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:51am

Ham radio operators keep lines of communication open

As wildfires raged on the West Coast this week, people on the East Coast – specifically, the Bethany Beach area – were counting their blessings that, as the 2009 hurricane season reaches its peak, once again the area has been spared.


Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:43am

Raffle winners will get Top Chef’s Dinner

Time is running out for people to grab their shot at a dining experience of a lifetime. On Sept. 9, a drawing will be held to select the winners of the “Top Chef’s Dinner,” a first-of-its-kind benefit that unites some of the most prominent chefs...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:17am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip-tide warning for Delaware beaches

Coastal flood warning for Delaware beaches, until 6 p.m. EDT, Sat., Aug. 29
Issued by the national weather service, Philadelphia, Pa., 8:50 a.m. EDT, Sat., Aug. 29
... High risk of rip currents...

The rip current risk is high...

Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 6:56am

WEATHER/MARINE ALERT: Area under Special Marine Alert, effects of TS Danny expected through weekend

A Small Craft Advisory is now in effect until 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to cause waves to increase on the coastal waters of Delaware and New Jersey. Waves are expected to reach 6 to 9 feet on Saturday, before they...

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 3:48am

County could create a park at Salt Pond

Sussex County Council members on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to county staff to begin work on an application for a Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund grant that could help create a new county park facility at the Salt Pond near Bethany...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:20pm

Bethany continues ‘green’ initiative with look at solar

Bethany Beach planning commissioners this week continued their work on town legislation related to “green” energy systems with work on a second draft of a proposed ordinance on solar energy systems.

The legislation is expected to move...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:18pm

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip-tide warning for Delaware beaches

Sussex County EOC warns Hurricane Bill could cause rough surf, strong rip currents

Warning issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa.
6:11 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009:

Long-period ocean swells, generated by...

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 4:00am

Award-winning author to discuss human costs of cheap goods

Is cheap really cheap when it costs someone their lives?

Ever wonder how much that “cheap” shirt really cost to make? Did a child make it? Did a pregnant woman who stands all day and goes without meals? Does the person who made the shirt...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:05am

Volunteers being sought for annual Coastal Clean-up

What do a bowling ball, a shopping cart and thousands of cigarette butts have in common? Why, they were all items picked up in last year’s Coastal Clean-up, of course!

Representatives from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:37am

Bazaar first-timer wins coveted quilt

Holding her handmade quilt stitched with love at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Cay Cutright was still giddy with excitement over winning the coveted raffle prize.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Cay Cutright stands with...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:16am

Citizen data offers look at bays’ water safety

As a timely complement to the recent news that Delaware tied for the top state in ocean water quality, the Center for Inland Bays has published its first in a series of Recreational Water Quality Indicator Reports concentrating on water quality...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:13am

Annual arts festival bringing talent to the shore

In a matter of weeks, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk will once again transform into a showcase of artistic talent. On Sept. 12, about 120 artists will be featured in the 31st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, sponsored by the Bethany-...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:11am

Delaware beaches get high marks for water quality

The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued its 2009 report, “Testing the Waters,” listing Delaware beaches as first in beachwater quality.

Although good news for Delaware, the report also finds that overall, the reported number of...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:17am

Local band works ‘Over Time’ to share classic rock music

The variety show at Indian River High School presents a smorgasbord of talent throughout the school each year, from song and dance to a spectacle of skits. But for one quartet, it was the shared yearning for music that inevitably brought them...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:57am

{Sea} life imitates art

Around here there is no shortage of sea-related home decorations, from lamps to chairs to tiles. But, people might be hard-pressed to find something hand-made that not everybody has, that tells a story and does it in no way another piece could....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:52am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

Candidates all set for Bethany election

Bethany Beach voters will once again head to the polls on the Saturday after Labor Day this year, as the town holds its annual town council elections on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. Candidates had until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, to...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:56pm

St. Ann's bazaar-ly popular event all sewn up

It’s that time again!

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
St. Ann Quilters Jeri Walsh, Felicia Seelig, Kathleen Daly, Mary Martinez, Betty Keely (left to right) stand with this year's creation: Fun in the Sun in Bethany.


Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:09pm

Bethany begins discussion of solar-power ordinance

The Bethany Beach Planning Commission met last week to begin discussion of a proposed solar energy ordinance for the town. The commissioners were careful to note that, since recently adopted state law specifically does not allow any new...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:49am

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

York merges with Ocean Atlantic

Vickie York at the Beach Realty of Bethany Beach announced this week that they have merged with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty of Rehoboth Beach, Del., to become a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty luxury real estate...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:49am

Bluewater addresses cable plan, finances

Bethany Beach residents and concerned neighbors heard from representatives of wind-farm developer Bluewater Wind last week about the possibility of Bethany being a spot where transmission cables from their planned wind farm off Rehoboth Beach...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:38am

Bethany Beach elections starting to take shape

Bethany Beach’s town council elections for 2009 are set to take place Sept. 12, and applications filed this week will determine the field for those elections – and if they will be held at all. Anyone wishing to file as a candidate for the...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:11am

Young farmers help grow family traditions

For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons,...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:00am

Area chefs get local with their recipes

Farmers’ markets throughout the area have been helping local growers get their product to the people in a very direct way, but as Bethany Beach’s farmers’ market is demonstrating, it’s not just the general public who choose the local produce and...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:38am

Local teens conducting summer food drive

In the summertime, with school out and the beach to go to, it might be easy for area teenagers to forget about everything but themselves and having fun. Not so for two upcoming seniors at Indian River High School.

Coastal Point • Monica...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:35am

DiFebo’s, new Subway get sign approvals

Members of the Bethany Beach Design Review Committee (DRC) for commercial architecture voted unanimously on July 10 to approve signage for two of the town’s restaurants.

At DiFebo’s, on Garfield Parkway in the town’s C-2 zoning district...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 5:54am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

‘Summer local’ comes home to Blue Water

For Joe Garner, who owns Blue Water in Bethany Beach, with his wife, Sarah, opening the restaurant in Bethany Beach is a little like coming home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Chefs and owners Joe and Sarah Garner stand in front of...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:17am

Ocean View conducts bicycle safety checkpoint

In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:25am

Wind power is coming, but where will it land?

The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 17, in the town meeting room at 214 Garfield Parkway, prior to its regular monthly council session. The meeting will focus on a request to install underground...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:20am

Bike thefts on the rise with summer season

With summer temperatures, vacation time, heavy vehicular traffic on area roads and high demand in local parking areas come both more time and more need for bicycles as both recreation and transportation. But that also means more bicycles for the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:15am

Bethany Beach officials want citizen input

Having recently established a process by which the town could design and conduct surveys of its citizens, as well as business owners and visitors, Bethany Beach Town Council members are now approaching their peers with requests to begin surveys...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:53am

BBVFC offering Kids Night at the Firehouse

Because summer is not the time to stop learning new things – especially ways to keep safe – the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company this summer is hosting “Kids Night at the Firehouse,” scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, this week and continuing...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 7:56am

Police warn cyclists and motorists to be aware

The Ocean View Police Department responded to an accident involving a bicyclist and a pick-up truck on Saturday, June 27, at about 10:30 a.m. The accident came just two days after a similar incident in Bethany Beach.

OVPD officers said...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:57am

New cozier location, delivery for eclectic Italian eatery

Asian slaw in an Italian restaurant? Sure.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Isabella’s now sits across Route 26 from its original location and is comfortably sandwiched between Rita’s Italian Ice and one of its own sister restaurants,...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:39am

Cap off a feast with fresh mushrooms

Mushrooms are sometimes overlooked as a healthy choice when it comes to picking ingredients for the dining table. They can be oddly shaped and typically grow on dead or rotting wood and compost. They are, after all, a type of fungus.


Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 8:44am

Bethany Blues goes green with green roof

In terms of green projects, there are involved projects such as solar panels or rooftop windmills, wherein a return on investment can be calculated out to the penny, depending on the system, the geography, any rebates offered, and, of course,...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:41am