Bethany Beach


Bethany marks 20th year for Jazz funeral

Every year for the past 20, locals have given summer a proper send-off on Labor Day, with the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral (Monday, Sept. 5 this year).
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Jazz musicians make their way down the boardwalk in...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

All steam ahead in Bethany Beach

Friday night was good to incumbents in Bethany Beach. The town council’s three officers — Mayor Jack Walsh, Vice Mayor Carol Olmstead and Secretary-Treasurer Tony McClenny — all won reconfirmation at the 7 p.m. reorganization meeting, which...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Writing minds nurtured at library

As rain clouds took leave of the morning sky overhead the South Coastal Library on Saturday, Aug. 20, a brainstorm took shape inside.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Writers participate in a workshop on poetry and fiction.
The...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany planners consider grandfathering tune-up

The Bethany Beach Planning Commission members revisited grandfathering at the Aug. 20 meeting, having discovered a possible loophole. Building Inspector John Eckrich said Town Attorney J. Terence Jaywork was looking into the matter, and they’d...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Family and friends applaud ironman

It’s getting to be Make-A-Wish Triathlon time again (Sept. 24), and Sea Colony resident Peter O’Dunne will likely run again this year — but not before neighbors and family embarrass him a little for his recent accomplishments in sport.
...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany forges committe form at meeting

It took a few hammer strokes, but the Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC), having studied underlying issues of mission, formation and composition, settled on some bedrock committee guidelines at the Aug. 18 CORC meeting....

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany girls gets national recognition

Athletics have always been a training ground for youngsters to learn how to conduct themselves throughout their lives. They may not always win or play as much as they like, but sports teach an important lesson: how to work as a team. Physical...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany looks to organize

Before holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Bethany Beach Town Council will gather at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, to name a mayor, vice mayor and secretary-treasurer.

The appointed officers, nominated and ratified by the...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany police nab shoplifing suspect

The Bethany Beach Police Department (BBPD) curtailed what appears to have been a long-running shoplifting activity, targeting any number of local jewelry stores and retail shops, predominantly in Bethany Beach.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany gets 'clean' annual audit report

Newly selected auditing firm Trice, Geary & Meyers reported a “clean opinion” at the annual Audit Committee meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The report, which included a balance sheet, a summary of accounting policies and supporting schedules...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Former lifeguards angle into surf industry

Two ex-Bethany Beach lifeguards and lifelong friends, Russell Evans and Cliff Hardwick, weren’t satisfied with a brand and a pending line of WaveKing gear and clothing for the ocean-going crowd.
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Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ternahan launches clothing label

Bethany resident Bob Ternahan is an American History major, not a fashion designer — but he’s come out with some distinctive designs for the “Ahan” clothing label nonetheless.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Bob Ternahan and his younger...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany discusses character

The Bethany Beach Planning Commission met with area developers and architects Wednesday, Aug. 3, to discuss the options for enforcing design guidelines that would help maintain the character of the town.

Developers were asked to offer...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Environmentalists canvass Bethany Beach

Pedestrians in downtown Bethany Beach on July 29 may have stumbled through a handful of clipboard-wielding environmentalists en route the boardwalk. Most folks breezed by, but for anyone who later entertained second thoughts, these young...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany Beach is getting the 'Blues'

If one is riding down Route 1 with the windows down, there is a chance of catching a whiff of what seems to be barbeque. And chances are the smell is coming from Bethany Blues.
Coastal Point • DAN GRAYBILL:
There's just something so...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

No changes for Bethany council makeup

Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Walsh, Vice-Mayor Carol Olmstead and Council Member Wayne Fuller will each serve another two-year term on the Bethany Beach Town Council, as they were the only applicants for the three vacancies left by the coming...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Open space approved as use for properties

At a special meeting Monday, July 25, the Bethany Beach Town Council voted on development recommendations for the former Christian Church and Neff properties acquired by the town in the last year.

The recommendations will provide the...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

ARB concept rejected in Bethany Beach

During their meeting on July 16, the Bethany Beach Planning Commission eliminated the possibility of creating an architectural review board (ARB) that would provide style guidelines for area developers and instead decided to focus on ways of...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Cottage Tour chair readies for round two

Sussex County has increased funding to the South Coastal Library by nearly 11 percent this year.
However, that budget supports just 11 staff members (four full-time, six part-time and a custodian) — not nearly enough people to handle this...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Line-dancing class to benefit fire company

The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company is in the midst of a new building campaign and needs as much help as they can get to raise money for their updated fire hall.

Enter 79-year-old Iris Mooney.

Mooney will be teaching a six-week...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View B&B marks five years

Mark and Pat Culp said the happiest day of their lives was in 2000, when they threw away their cell phones, laptops and beepers and came to the Ocean View area to get away from it all.
Five years later, their bed-and-breakfast business is...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean Awareness Days set for Bethany Beach

Ocean Awareness Days are coming to Bethany Beach once again this year. The National Aquarium in Baltimore will be setting up shop on the boardwalk Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, July 25, 26 and 28.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on those days, the...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany to host car-seat safety tutorial Saturday

The Bethany Beach Police Department and members of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will provide an important educational — and fun for the kids — event on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind the fire hall at 212 Hollywood Street...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Realtors get recognition from top rung

News of a June charity event at the Bethany Beach Long and Foster real estate office made it to not only local papers and television stations, but to the White House as well.

The agents at the office recently received a letter from...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dream comes true for Bethany Beach girl

The only way to know if something is possible is to try. It takes guts and a little bit of luck sometimes. But that’s exactly what earned local girl, Tara Boemmel, an internship at DreamWorks studio in Los Angeles, Calif., this summer.

A...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boardwalk shop plans fund-raiser

Tropical Treats, just north around the corner from the Bethany Beach bandstand, will be setting up a special “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” on Saturday, July 9.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Catie Cummings, Krystie Hudson and Krista Littleton...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Patriotic celebration brings thousands to Bethany Beach

People lined the streets of downtown Bethany Beach on Monday, eager to take in the sights and sounds of the 21st Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade.

People, pets and paraphernalia also lined up behind a group of veterans with flags held...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

BBLA remains intact, but changed

Despite recent talk of dissolving the Bethany Beach Landowners Association (BBLA), the group will continue to play a role in the town for the foreseeable future.

For more than 40 years, BBLA has kept its members (from all over the world)...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Relaxation at the shore

“Know your therapist,” is advice that Anne Marie Connor gives to anyone looking for a massage.
Coastal Point • DAN GRAYBILL:
Peace and tranquility are vital to enjoying the full benefits of a healing massage at Bethany Massage and...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Renewed hope for beach replenishment

Bethany Beach’s bid to maximize the town’s influence in federal budgeting matters may have paid off after all.

The Bethany Beach-South Bethany project area did not receive a single penny of federal funding for beach reconstruction in the U...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Citizens oppose one-way streets in Bethany

With guidance and input from the modest crowd that attended a May 10 workshop on pedestrian and bicycle safety measures in Bethany Beach, representatives of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany committee axes moral turpitude laws

Where’s the dividing line, between sensuously graceful, self-assured strut — and scandalous shimmy-shake?

Hard to say, and the Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) members decided to let state law sort it out at the...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

A "Berry' good stop

Every summer, thousands of families flock to the beach to spend their days baking in the sun and their nights cooling down with ice cream and candy as they stroll along the beach streets.
Coastal Point • MARY ROBBINS
Chris Berry, owner...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany CDP nears the finish line

Bethany Beach’s new comprehensive development plan (CDP) is one short step away from having the force of law.

After more than a year of work by town officials and consultants, the 2005 CDP received unanimous final approval from town...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local filmmaker reports progress

It takes a lot of diehard, hometown pride to stand by east coast waves sometimes, and not many surf movies feature this stretch of Atlantic coast — but there are some filmmakers here.
Bethany Beach resident Dan Herlihy has been shooting...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany returns property-use decision to council

The Bethany Beach Planning Commission tabled discussion on the disposition of the former Christian Church and Neff properties at their monthly meeting Saturday, June 18, after Mayor Jack Walsh told members to delay any further planning until the...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Hometown Hero--She loves people

“I just love people.”
The words were hard to pick up, as Helen Hahn blurred from one room to the next in her Bay Colony home, her interviewer straining to keep pace with this boundless whirl of energy.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Work on Bethany museum progresses

With the inaugural edition of the Seaside Craft Show behind them and considered “an enormous success,” members of the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) are shifting their focus back to one of the committee’s core...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany, South Bethany beaches on bubble

If property owners and officials in Bethany Beach and South Bethany were expecting the U.S. House of Representatives would help them out by providing federal funding for major beach reconstruction in the two towns, the appropriations bill...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Workshop sets for June 17 in Bethany Beach

The recommendation of a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) workgroup to consider one-way streets for three major thoroughfares in Bethany Beach will be up for public comment on Friday, June 17, with a special public hearing set for 2...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Surf shop celebrates 25 years in business

Bethany Surf Shop made its silver anniversary a few weeks back (Memorial Day weekend), and what more auspicious date to celebrate 25 years than Saturday, June 25th.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Emmett, Connor, P.J. and Quinn Batley hang...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

The trolley rides

The new, larger Bethany Beach trolley arrived last Thursday smelling of freshly sanded oak. The interior sparkled with untarnished brass handrails and the exterior gleamed with a pristine coat of paint.
Coastal Point • JOSH MILLER:
The...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dorfman tapped for Bethany council seat

On a 5-1 vote of six Bethany Beach town council members, Jerry Dorfman was selected May 20 to fill the council seat recently vacated by Robert Degen. (Degen, previously the council’s only non-resident member, cited other demands upon his time in...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

CORC talks open seats

The Bethany Beach Town Council’s selection of Jerry Dorfman to fill the council seat vacated by Robert Degen means there are now two seats available to be filled on the town’s Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC).

The recent...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Flood-relief options discussed in Bethany

Members of Bethany Beach’s Flood and Drainage Committee got a more detailed explanation of the options and hurdles involved in reducing flooding problems in the North Pennsylvania Avenue area last week, on the heels of recent news that plans for...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany seeks input

Bethany Beach officials are considering potential future uses for the town’s newly acquired properties on the northwest corner of the Route 1/Route 26 intersection, and ideas from citizens are actively being sought.

According to Council...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Gary's offers heathy choices

It all started in Dewey Beach, 15 years ago — and then Paul Noone brought Gary’s Bethany Beach Grill (BBG) to the Bethany area.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Mike Weyerman, left, and Paul Noone hold the fort at Gary's Bethany Beach Grill...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Church aims to collect food for the hungry

Vacationers with leftover food no longer need to worry about throwing it away. From June 4 through Sept. 10 at the Bethany Beach Christian Church, unopened packaged foods will be collected and delivered to the Helping Hands Food Bank at the...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany group recommends one-way streets

The controversial recommendation of a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) workgroup to consider one-way streets in Bethany Beach will, indeed, get full consideration by citizens and officials.

That news was delivered by Town...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Coastal Library receives grant

The South Coastal Library is one of 500 libraries selected nationally to receive the We the People “Freedom” Bookshelf. This grant program presented by American Library Association in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities is...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm