Bethany Beach

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

All (six) flags flying in Bethany Beach

Having all but closed the books on a complete zoning code overhaul that has taken years, Bethany Beach planning commissioners are now looking at a whole new slate of issues that they — and the town council — believe need to be tackled in the near...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:15am

Yuppy Puppy caters to dogs and dog lovers alike

Jamie Idzi is not your typical small-business owner. After graduating from high school in 2004, Idzi started vacationing in Bethany Beach from her home city of Baltimore, Md. While in Bethany, Idzi worked at the downtown dog boutique Yuppy Puppy...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:35am

Boardwalk Art Festival opens new doors for artists

On Saturday, Sept. 6, downtown Bethany Beach will once again be transformed into a colorful spectacle of artistic beauty and talent. More than 130 fine artists and crafters will pour onto the boardwalk, transforming the ocean-set backdrop into a...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:16am

Team Nessa makes way for special guest

There’s not a brick or any mortar in sight, yet Justin’s Beach House will be welcoming its first guest this September, just in time for the Make-a-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:49am

Bethany Beach turns eye to green initiative

Bethany Beach Planning Commissioners set the stage on Aug. 16 for potential future changes to the town code and new initiatives in the town that would help it become more “green.” They took a substantial portion of their monthly meeting for...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:30am

Bethany approves funding for park design

Three years after completing the purchase of undeveloped property on the opposite corner of Route 1 from the town hall and agreeing to some sort of open-space or park use, Bethany Beach officials may finally be ready to start making some concrete...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 7:10am

Bethany nears end of summer season

Despite rumors of a substantially slower-than-usual summer season, Bethany Beach has been a relatively busy town this summer, according to Town Manager Cliff Graviet. Graviet gave Bethany Beach Town Council members an update on the season thus...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 7:08am

North Bethany lifeguard first of her kind

Lifeguards are an essential part of summertime enjoyment, providing safety, reassurance and security to vacationers and beach-goers alike. At the head of each lifeguard patrol is the captain, a strong individual who carefully measures the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:32am

New church dedicated on Route 17

The Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, was downstate Aug. 14 for the dedication of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a mission church of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.

During the two-...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:18am

Police crack Ocean View-area theft ring

Ocean View police have filed 56 charges each against a pair of suspects in connection with a widespread series of thefts throughout the Ocean View area in the last two months. Additional arrests in the cases and more than 100 charges against the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:53am

Theft victim gets back some items

When Rick Hundley and his wife woke up on July 21 and discovered that their Cabriolet convertible had been replaced in the driveway of their Bethany Lakes home by two bicycles, they were pretty sure it wasn’t a guerilla statement on “green”...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:48am

Jazz Funeral to be hosted by ‘Friends of Summer’

For 23 years, the “Friends of Summer” have mourned the passing of the summer tourist season at Bethany Beach, Del. The town known as the “Quiet Resort” is the idyllic location where each year a group of faithful mourners respectfully lay to rest...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:47am

Progress continues on library’s construction, fundraising and activities

The renovation and expansion of the South Coastal Library and Joshua M. Freeman Cultural Center is proceeding on a schedule that should allow for a “grand” reopening in the spring of 2009. Please drive by the Kent Avenue location to see the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:39am

Bethany Beach to host disaster workshop Saturday

Hurricane season is again upon us and early indications are that it may well be a very active one. Hurricane and disaster planning is essential and should be a family event.

Disaster planning can help to minimize panic, increase your...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:37am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Life deserting loop canal

There is something fishy happening in the Bethany Beach Loop Canal — or rather something fish-less.

For about six weeks, the manmade canal has had significantly low dissolved oxygen levels. That means that, for fish and other aquatic life...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:58am

Grasshoppers invade the beaches

What in the world?

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Not one of the local offenders, but you get the picture.
Was it an omen? An Egyptian plague? Or just one of those things that no one can really explain?


Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:54am

Bethany to host disaster preparedness workshop

Hurricane season is again upon us and early indications are that it may well be a very active one. Hurricane and disaster planning is essential and should be a family event.

Disaster planning can help to minimize panic, increase your...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 7:05am

Bethany officials discuss town's finances

The Bethany Beach Budget and Finance committee met on July 25 to do a final review of the 2008 budget, review the first quarter budget for 2009 and to preliminarily discuss the budget for 2010. The group also discussed at length the plan for...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:39am

Dune fence vandalized

At least one person in Bethany Beach apparently thinks the town needs a better view of its shoreline — and they weren’t prepared to wait. Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported to council members on July 18 that an unknown person or persons had...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:33am

Scene set for Bethany Beach elections

Bethany Beach voters will have a chance to go to the polls this September to make their voices heard, as this Tuesday’s deadline to file to run for one of four available seats on the town council passed with seven candidates filing applications...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:31am

Bethany Beach joins canal walkway effort

t’s been a major focus in Ocean View, and now Bethany Beach has become the final partner in a new “Big Four” for the area: the four communities joining an effort to bring a pedestrian and bicycle path to the edge of the Assawoman Canal that would...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:30am

Wider beach, wider boardwalk in Bethany?

The Bethany Beach Town Council took its first major step on Friday, July 18, toward a major facelift one of the town’s major attractions — its boardwalk. The council on a unanimous vote of all seven members approved having Town Manager Cliff...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:46am

Quilt raffle should really 'light up' St. Ann's bazaar

St. Ann’s Catholic Church is once again prepping for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual summer bazaar.

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For nearly three decades, the event has coaxed browsers, both church members and...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:11am

Kingston Grille: Bon Appetit!

The Kingston Grille has been a familiar sight in downtown Bethany Beach for nine years. And chef and proprietor Bruce Kingston is no lightweight when it comes to fine cuisine. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has worked all over, from...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 5:57am

BREAKING NEWS: Seven file to run in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach voters will have a chance to go to the polls this September to make their voices heard, as this Tuesday’s deadline to file to run for one of four available seats on the town council passed with seven candidates filing applications...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 10:36am

Beach and Bay Cottage Tour brings new flavor to public eye

Next week, the 17th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour, benefiting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), will once again return to the area, allowing participants to walk through 10 exquisite homes throughout the Bethany Beach and...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:48am

Freeman names Aiello new CEO

The Board of Directors of the Carl M. Freeman Companies (CMF Companies) announced on Tuesday, July 8, that it has named Thomas Aiello, prominent D.C.-area real estate tax and business consultant, as chairman of the Board and CEO of the CMF...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:24am

Bethany Beach smoking ban still up in the air

Signs notifying beach- and boardwalk-goers of Bethany Beach’s two-month-old beachfront smoking ban have been one new feature of the 2008 summer season in the resort town. But strict enforcement of the first-in-the-state ban has yet to begin, as...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:18am

Police dogs and fire trucks lead ‘Night Out’

The Bethany Beach Police Department will be offering its second annual National Night Out on Thursday, July 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event is free to people of all ages and will be held on the Christian Church grounds, directly across from the...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:43am

Bethany’s VFW barbecue — a Saturday afternoon staple

Every Saturday, volunteers from VFW Post 7234 cook up a Bethany Beach tradition that has become as time-honored as the town’s popular bandstand performances. The smell of roast chicken and ribs wisps through the air as weekend traffic is...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:27am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

Public fireworks displays offer safe, legal fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:42pm

Bear Trap all set for annual parade

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with the charm of a small-town parade? In the Bethany Beach area, parade lovers have the opportunity to attend two! In addition to the traditional downtown Bethany Beach parade, the Ocean View...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:07pm

There's a whole new crane in town

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. As any investor will say, that’s the key to success. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and don’t have just one basket. For Ken Lloyd of Ken Lloyd Builders, his new basket is a crane.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:50pm

Bethany Beach Fourth a family tradition

For Steven and Jenn Geib of Connecticut, coming to Bethany Beach to celebrate the Fourth of July with their three children and extended family is something they look forward to all year long. They get to see the parade, fireworks and, most...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

One step closer to offshore wind power

It had become somewhat doubtful over the past year that Delaware would ever have an offshore wind farm. But, in a compromise reached this week, it appears the wind park could be built about 12 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach by 2012.


Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:18am

Renovation of dune crossings begins in Bethany

Life in Bethany Beach is nearly back to normal after the May 12 nor’easter that severely damaged the town’s new dune and stripped away a widened stretch of beach. Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported at the town’s June 20 council meeting that work...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:16am

Bethany council ready to vote on zoning code

Bethany Beach Town Council members met for a workshop on Monday, June 23, aiming to review proposed changes to the town’s zoning code and to decide whether to continue holding their workshop meetings.

The bulk of the proposed changes to...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 6:53am

Market masters mirror history at Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market

Dan Costello and Gene Jordin, market masters for the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market, are looking forward to the market’s 2008 season with their new logo and slogan, “Our growers, Our neighbors.” The two friends, who are also neighbors, got...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:59am

Too much green in the yard and less in the wallet

Late spring and early summer thunderstorms have brought a bevy of rain to the area, causing lawns to explode with growth and grass to grow well higher than a grasshopper’s eye. For some area property owners, that has meant extra time spent mowing...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:37am

BREAKING NEWS: Delmarva Power reaches agreement for offshore wind energy

The winds of change may soon be sweeping through Delaware with renewed force.

On Monday, June 23, the powers behind the offshore wind farm - Delmarva Power and Babcock & Brown - announced they had reached an agreement.


Monday, June 23, 2008 - 10:03am

St. Martha's plans major expansion

Turnout at Bethany Beach Town Hall on Friday, June 13, somewhat resembled a church meeting, with a capacity crowd of members of St. Martha’s Episcopal Church that pushed the meeting from an upstairs meeting room to the main town hall meeting room...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:28am

Peace of mind is priceless--and free

For Barbara Farrell of Ocean View, the Ocean View Police Department’s Senior Check-in Program is one of the best things about living near the beach.

“I’m a widow and I’m here by myself. And just knowing that they’re looking out for me, I’m...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 9:27am

O is for original

Author Wendy Ulmer is no stranger to local shores.

“We’ve been coming down since I was a little kid. I grew up in Pennsylvania and my parents brought us down to Dewey Beach for many, many years,” she said this week.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:20am

Carper highlights flood-insurance reform bill

In the wake of flooding that left many Bethany Beach homeowners with swimming pools for yards during and immediately after the May 12 nor’easter, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) arrived in the town May 29 to see how well the town had recovered from...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 9:21am