Bethany Beach


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

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

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

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

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

Bethany Beach selling t-shirts for July 4

Philip C. Rossi, chairman of the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade Committee, announced that the official Town of Bethany Beach 4th of July t-shirts are available at the Bethany Trading Co. and Kites, Tails and Toys.

By the end of May, they...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bits and Pieces

Bethany Beach museum looking for items

The Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) is preparing for the re-opening of the town museum in its new quarters in the town hall, and members are seeking artifacts pertinent...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Five vie for Bethany council seat

For the second time in six months, Bethany Beach Town Council members are faced with the decision of who best to replace one of their own.

With the resignation of the council’s only non-resident member, Robert Degen, effective May 1, the...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Audit proceeding in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach’s annual audit process is getting a major overhaul this year, with both a new auditing firm and a new set of standards to which the town’s books — and those of many other towns — will be held.

The town’s previous auditing...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany museum shaping up, seeking items

Work on Bethany Beach’s town museum is proceeding apace, with the museum’s space in the town hall lobby now sporting a fresh coat of cranberry and tan paint.

Workers from museum installation firm Lynch Industries are due to complete...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Shore Stop shows appreciation to customers

The Shore Stop convenience store (and gas station) in Bethany Beach will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Store Manager Amy Baull said her husband, Cat Country deejay Brian K. Hall, would be...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Parade prep begins

Memorial Day and the start of the traditional summer season are still weeks away, but members of the Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade Committee are already deep in preparation mode for the annual patriotic celebration.
Already, the...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany Beach readies summer of fun

Bethany Beach is gearing up for another round of summer entertainment, with its boardwalk bandstand schedule chock-full of everything from country music and brass bands to dance acts and tributes to musical legends Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley,...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

One-way traffic proposed in Bethany

Judging by the lukewarm participation in Monday’s workshop on proposed bicycle and pedestrian safety measures in Bethany Beach, few of the town’s citizens realized that one-way roads would be among the proposals presented by the Delaware...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany considers restricting non-resident votes

Some non-resident property owners in Bethany Beach could potentially lose their right to vote on town ballot issues, if certain revisions to the town’s voting regulations are made.
The issue was raised at the April 14 meeting of the Charter...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

No exception for Sea Villas driveways

Residents of the Sea Villas in Bethany Beach may have some adjustments to make in their parking practices. Members of the town’s Planning Commission voted Saturday, April 16, that the properties are not due any sort of exception from the 20-foot...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Waiting-area bars allowed to continue

At its April 15 meeting, the Bethany Beach Town Council voted 5-2 to extend a provision allowing the operation of “waiting-area bars” at restaurants in the town. The contentious discussion focused on a 16-seat bar area at Bethany Blues.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany grants exception due to flooding

The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustments during its April 18 meeting unanimously granted an exception to Anna Mae Buhl for the moving and raising of the garage-apartment on her property at 104 Central Boulevard.

Buhl and builder Mark Dieste...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Filing deadline for Bethany seat is May 18

Bethany Beach Town Council Member Bob Degen dropped a bit of a bombshell at the council’s April 15 meeting, announcing his resignation from the council and town committees, effective May 1.

The council’s only non-resident member, Degen...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany continues overlay zone discussion

Members of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission continued their discussion of zoning overlays at their April 16 meeting, working through the details and potential impact of the idea before possibly bringing it to the town council for approval....

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany discusses history

The Bethany Historical and Cultural Committee met Monday, April 11, to discuss how best to preserve the history of the beach town. Resident Jane Vincenti recently expressed an interest in having her house on First Street registered as a historic...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Juveniles arrested for Bethany Arson

A Bethany Beach police officer on patrol in the town March 30 spotted evidence of a fire in progress, leading to the apprehension of three juveniles.

According to Bethany Beach Police Department (BBPD) Public Information Officer Joanna...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm