Bethany Beach


Bethany slip-ramp plan not endorsed

Bethany Beach officials have — at least for now — rebuffed efforts by the Sea Colony Recreation Association (SCRA) to obtain their endorsement for a major alteration of the intersection between Route 1 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

They not...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Streetscape project revived in Bethany

Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet raised hopes once again for the town’s planned “Streetscape” project at the Oct. 21 town council meeting, citing information that Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials were optimistic...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany debates antennas, guidelines

Presented with a revised set of guidelines for the formation of committees in Bethany Beach at their Oct. 21 meeting, town council members were quick to notice one particular change: an increase from two to three in the maximum number of council...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany CORC addresses driveways, fences

Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Review Committee members on Oct. 20 tackled the section of town code dealing with the registration and enforcement of driveway designations, with the input of Public Safety Officer Ralph Mitchell.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Committee revamps membership limits

Members of the Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) made a last-minute change in their recommended guidelines for committee membership in the town Oct. 20 before forwarding those recommendations to the town council.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany Beach goes keyless

Bethany Beach Town Council members approved a new keyless card entry system for town hall at their Oct. 21 meeting.

The $15,715 contract with Security Services and Technology was recommended among three bids obtained on the project. The...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany zoning committee begins work

Kathleen Mink emphasized that the meeting she was chairing Oct. 14 was not a formal workshop or a public meeting. Nothing decided by those on the committee will be set in stone anytime soon.

The results of the Bethany Beach Planning...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany mayor seeks feedback on project

Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Walsh is looking for some feedback on one of the biggest projects his Communication Committee worked on this year: the informational brochure and magnets distributed throughout the community.

The committee featured...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany museum's future displays discussed

Information and artifacts related to the history of Bethany Beach have finally found their place once again in the cases and on the display panels of the town’s historical museum, after the $50,000 renovation project that set a revamped museum in...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Work starts on 2006 craft show

The committee organizing the Seaside Craft Show in Bethany Beach is already planning for the second edition of the event, set for June 3, 2006.

Committee members met Oct. 15 to continue efforts for marketing the event and to send out...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Mickey's the site for Gulf states relief

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and killed many more, but in spite of mother nature’s worst, just as many have turned out to throw their support behind those in need. To that end, Mickey’s Family...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany forms group to address zoning

Members of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission at their Sept. 17 meeting officially approved the formation of an ad hoc committee to work on a proposed zoning overlay system for the town.

The system was targeted as a possible method to...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

PRD Grandfathering clarified in Bethany

Bethany Beach Planning Commission members agreed Sept. 17 to clarify the rules governing grandfathering of planned residential developments (PRDs) on properties less than 50,000 square feet in area.

The grandfathering was limited to...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Changes in the water for Bethany

There are changes in the water for Bethany Beach, and one of those changes is coming despite a less-than-enthusiastic reception from town officials.

While the town recently elected to replace the chlorine it has been using to disinfect its...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Waiting-area bars get go-ahead from Bethany

Bethany Beach Town Council members in a close vote Sept. 16 elected to strike the so-called “sunsetting” provision of the town’s recent waiting-area bar allowance.

The council had made the temporary or “sunsetting” allowance — due to...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local organization reins in feral cats

Bethany Town Cats (BTC) members spent a day selling jewelry and crafts — and trying to find homes for a cat or two — at the annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, last weekend. The organization never spends more than it has, noted BTC...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Art Festival all set to kick off fall season

With summer ending and storm windows sliding shut, Sussex County will soon settle into autumn’s kaleidoscopic rotunda. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, however, will not wait for the deciduous trees to beget brilliance along the...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Art Festival all set to kick off fall season

With summer ending and storm windows sliding shut, Sussex County will soon settle into autumn’s kaleidoscopic rotunda. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, however, will not wait for the deciduous trees to beget brilliance along the...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Greyhounds leave town

Bethany Beach residents Monte and Cheryl Wisbrock were for many years the local contacts for Greyhound bus tickets in “downtown” Bethany Beach. They gave it up when they moved their business (Bethany & Resort Rental Service) to the Hickman...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

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.
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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 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 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 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.
Special to the Coastal Point • SUBMITTED:...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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