Bethany Beach

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.

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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.

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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

Blue Surf fills up as completion nears

With the heart of the summer arriving, Bethany Beach is certainly livening up, and much of this year’s attention is focused on the town’s most recognizable difference: the newly constructed Blue Surf condos and shops along the Bethany Boardwalk....

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:29am

Project Resources offers help with getting solar, wind on your home

For Craig Littleton, who was born and raised in the Bethany Beach area, it feels good to be working with the one thing that makes the beach what it is — the sun. Littleton, a former construction industry project manager, is now owner/operator of...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:27am

Fourth of July celebration runs all weekend long

This weekend, as the nation celebrates its independence, local towns aren’t holding back. There are a multitude of events and activities to attend and in which the public can participate, in honor of the July 4 holiday.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:04am

Firecracker 5K sparks success in inaugural event

While the majority of the Fourth of July holiday festivities are getting under way this weekend, some have already taken place. The 1st Annual Firecracker 5K was held this past Sunday in Bethany Beach, benefitting the 25th anniversary edition of...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:53am

After delays, Bethany replenishment done

The much-anticipated repairs to Bethany Beach’s damage shoreline were finally completed two weeks ago, after months of delays as the project waited on the finish of periodic renourishment in Dewey Beach – a project plagued by delays since winter...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 3:43pm

Bethany Beach planners look at major subdivison

It has been more than a year and a half since Bethany Beach Planning Commission members were presented with a sketch plan for a subdivision consisting of 18 single-family homes on the combined properties of the Addy and Cooper families at 67 and...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 7:01am

Chefs to demonstrate cooking with farmers’ market finds

The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is ready to kick off its 2009 season this weekend, and this year, they’re bringing a little more to the plate. Farmer’s markets are designed to help promote local shopping and assisting area farmers, and starting...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:26am

Volunteers, 5K bringing support for 25th annual 4th of July Parade

Funding for the annual Fourth of July parade in Bethany Beach is a far cry from where it has been in the past, but that hasn’t stopped Philip Rossi – chairman of the all-volunteer parade organizers – from assembling one of the best parades yet....

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:22am

Blossoms blooms with move to Dagsboro

For many passersby, the big sign already gave it away, but for those who missed it, Blossoms, a full-service flower shop, quietly moved inland, to the town of Dagsboro, this past Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:19am

Seaquels brings the next big thing in home furnishing

Moving to the Delaware shore full-time was more than just a change of scene for three friends. It’s turned into a business venture for Cindy Davis, Kathy Green and Susie Lanuza, who have fused together their affable personalities with a love of...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:01am

Magee, Bennett ready to open area’s farmers’ markets

Next week kicks off another season of the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island farmers’ markets, and judging by last year’s success, this summer should be a promising one. Ellen McGee of McGee Farms is hoping that a new location and an additional...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:13am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

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ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

National guard aims to be green

As a way to fulfill executive orders and federal mandates to use more renewable resources, the Army National Guard station near Bethany Beach has set their sights on wind power.

“It’s been in the works for years,” said 2nd Lt. Nathan...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:22am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Beauty at the Beach offering service samples June 10

In the eternal words of George Gershwin, “summer time and the livin’ is easy.” The sunshine has returned in Delaware, and warmer weather means it’s finally time to catch some well-earned R&R. In Sea Colony’s Marketplace, Paula Miller and the...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:12pm

The woman with all the answers

“Where is a great place to eat?”

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Lisa Daisey attends her information station adjacent to the Bethany Beach boardwalk, near Mango’s.
“Where can I get my hair done?”

“Where’s the bathroom?”...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:47pm

Special Bible goes 'green' too

Thirteen young members of Saint Ann’s Youth Organization (SAYO) gathered recently under the direction of their coordinator Dawn Zimmerman and used part of a school holiday to listen to a teaching by Andy Zampini of the Wilmington Dicocese Office...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:44pm

Seaside Craft Show to bring Bethany boardwalk to life

This Saturday, the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee will host the 5th Annual Seaside Craft Show on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. The open-air show, free and open to the public, will welcome 103 artists and crafters from...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:42pm

Charity quilt puts Bethany Beach in spotlight

The St. Ann’s Quilters are back and, this time, their one-of-a-kind quilt captures the things that make Bethany Beach unique. In all, 17 quilters from the Parish of St. Ann’s Catholic Church have been working feverishly since September 2008 to...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:40pm

Taste ready to take off

This Sunday, the 10th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware, put on by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will be taking center stage at the Sea Colony Marketplace, along Route 1 near Bethany Beach. For $35, the public can sample foods and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:37pm

JWJ Foundation gets some help from Ravens Roost

As construction of Justin’s Beach House nears its start, the Justin W. Jennings Foundation is seeing more and more community involvement. This Sunday, June 7, at 1 p.m. Ravens Roost No. 96 at Greg’s Bayside Restaurant in Fenwick Island will...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:18pm

Bandstand gearing up for hot summer nights

After a Memorial Day weekend full of entertainment, the Bethany Beach boardwalk bandstand is now gearing up for a full summer of music, dance and drama, nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, and most Wednesday evenings, until...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:16pm

Noise amendment adopted in Bethany

Though a legal challenge could be looming, Bethany Beach Town Council members at their May 15 meeting voted unanimously to adopt an amendment to the town’s existing noise ordinance that is designed to remove an unused finite measure of violation...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:37am

Referendum set on Bethany council terms

After splitting 4-3 on the issues at a prior council meeting, Bethany Beach Town Council members on May 15 opted to table proposed ordinances instituting term limits and increasing the length of council terms to three years. Instead, the council...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:31am

Ray Ray’s bringing Snack Shack cuisine to Taste

Ray Ray’s Snack Shack in Bethany Beach may be less than a year old, but already it’s becoming a stand-out stop for passers-by and hungry visitors. On June 7, co-owners and brothers, Alan and Ronnie Zizmor will bring their beach-inspired dishes...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29am