Bethany Beach


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

Library has full slate for Literary Week

This series of literary programs at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will be presentedduring the week of April 11 in celebration of National Library Week:

• Writers’ Workshop with Michael Forestieri — Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Craft show in need of volunteers

The Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Committee is looking for a few good volunteers. Plans for the June 4 craft show are proceeding, and the committee is seeking extra hands to help with the final stages of planning and carrying off the inaugural...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour rolls on again

With spring finally sprung, lovers of long-distance bicycle rides are revving up for all the open air and open road the warmer weather can provide.
Coastal Point • SUBMITTED BY THE BETHANY-FENWICK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
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Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Model railroad buffs share piece of history

Next stop, Bethany Beach.
The Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club (DSSRRC) held a workshop with a historical twist at the South Coastal Library on March 26.
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A 1958 Marx Company layout at the...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany's 'dog days' go unchanged

Members of the Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Committee (CORC) voted Friday, March 18, to keep in place the town’s existing date for permitting dogs on the beach after the summer season.
Acting on a request from resident Lois Lipsett,...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Helicopter rushes injured worker to care

A construction worker was recovering early this week from injuries sustained at a Bethany Beach construction site.
A ladder failure caused the fall on Friday, March 18, while the sub-contractor was working in the 300 block of Wellington...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany passes budget, flurry of items

Bethany Beach Town Council members vote unanimously Friday, March 18, to enact a series of measures, on issues ranging from how the town’s records can be distributed to how its investments are made.
Topping the list of items addressed by...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Beach replenishment key issue at meeting

Officials from Bethany Beach and South Bethany trekked to Washington, D.C., on March 15, with the chief hope that continued close communication with the state’s legislators will help bring the $5 million in federal funds needed to keep the towns...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany Beach home saved from fire

Units from the Bethany Beach, Millville and Rehoboth Beach fire departments responded Friday, March 18, to a house fire in the 600 block of Second Street in Bethany Beach, near Evans Avenue.
The three-story home was under construction when...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

RPD, canal street ends top planning agenda

Members of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission reviewed a sketch plan for another small planned residential development (PRD) at their meeting on Saturday, March 19.
The PRD is slated for the property of Mark and Kiki Zachary at 877...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany takes a look into town's future

The future of development and zoning in Bethany Beach has been an ongoing topic of discussion in the town. In recent years, town officials and property owners have repeatedly returned to the topic of the need for zoning changes, architectural...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Start your engines

Di Febo’s Restaurant in Bethany Beach is organizing a police escorted, traffic free motorcycle ride to raise money for a fallen officers’ education fund.
The “1st Annual Ride to the Beach” is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, with a silent...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Chamber planning hardhat cocktail party

It’s been a noisy, dusty week at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Construction crews have torn out the old flooring and gutted the bathrooms in preparation for continuing renovations at the Visitors Center (Route 1, Fenwick Island)....

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany passes $10.2 million budget

Members of Bethany Beach’s Budget and Finance Committee met briefly Friday, March 18, to complete final review and markup on the town’s $10.2 million budget for its 2006 fiscal year.
Last-minute changes were largely constrained to...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Impact fee proposed for BB construction

Members of the Bethany Beach Budget and Finance Committee worked on fine-tuning the town’s draft budget for the 2006 fiscal year at their March 11 meeting.
Among the items tackled was a re-visioning of plans to reformat building permit fees...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Redfin renewed:

“It will be business at usual” soon at Redfin Seafood Grill’s North Bethany location, according to the restaurant’s original designer, Bryony Zeigler of SoDel Concepts.
While the last year and a half of tribulations may not yet be water...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Redfin property on the auction block

The fate of North Bethany Beach restaurant Redfin Grill may be determined this weekend, when the property upon which it rests is auctioned. That auction comes as part of a court decision requiring the dissolution of the partnership that owns the...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Locals represent well at Worcester Prep

Two high school students from the Sussex seashore are giving their hometowns good report at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md.
Mason Dyer of Ocean View and Kelly Ternahan of Bethany Beach have both taken leadership roles in their...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany projects target conservation

Natural surroundings and camouflage go hand in hand, but a small stretch of Route 26 in Bethany Beach may hide the purpose of the property from the unobservant, out of sheer inconspicuousness.

What might normally appear to be a simple home...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany meetings enter the digital age

Bethany Beach Town Council meetings are now officially on the record, or rather the computer disc, as the town’s new recording system faced its inaugural use on Friday, Feb. 18. The system was purchased to automatically record meetings in a...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Snyder property plans revisited in Bethany

At their meeting on Saturday, Feb. 19, members of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission reviewed a new sketch plan submitted by Richard Snider for his property located at 417 Central Boulevard in the town’s R-1 zone.

Snider’s property had...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

CORC tidies up Bethany Beach code

It was déjà vu all over again for the members of the Bethany Beach Charter and Ordinance Committee (CORC) when they met on Friday, Feb. 18.

The main purpose of the meeting was to review sections of the town code to which the committee had...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany comprehensive development plan discussed

Bethany Beach officials might have expected to hear at least a few complaints from those unsatisfied with elements of the final draft of an updated Comprehensive Development Plan for the town. But complaints from those who hadn’t yet seen the...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany 2006 budget nearing finalization

A meeting of the Bethany Beach Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 15, with discussion of the town’s investment policy. The policy is due to be approved by the town council at a future meeting, and the committee gave some...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Oral histories focus in Bethany

Members of the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) met on Monday, Feb. 14, to discuss a variety of ongoing projects under the group’s oversight.

Paul Bleumanschmidt of the Delaware Historical Commission made a...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

BBPD organizes security program

While federal beach reconstruction funding for the town may be in jeopardy, the Bethany Beach Police Department (BBPD) has been the happy recipient of a $49,000 grant for homeland security.
Sgt. Richard Haden said he had applied for $51,000...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Redfin put on the auction block

An auction date has been set for the North Bethany Beach property that is currently home to popular restaurant Redfin Grill. As part of a court decision calling for dissolution of the partnership that owns the property, it will be auctioned...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Police, firefighters receive Valor awards

Representatives of local towns and public-safety organizations, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and its members gathered Friday, Feb. 11, to honor members of area fire companies and police departments for their work in the community...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany sets hearing on development plan

The creation of a comprehensive development plan for Bethany Beach will take one more step on Friday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m., when a public hearing calling for comment on the final draft plan is held. The hearing is set for the town meeting room...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

BBVFC breaks ground on new fire hall

Members of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, residents, town and state officials gathered in Bethany Beach on Monday, Jan. 31, to break ground for the company’s new fire hall.
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bethany man has run-in with moving house

The moving of homes in the area’s coastal towns is a relatively common occurrence, but a house move scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, led to the arrest of a Bethany Beach man.

According to Bethany Beach police, 55-year-old resort resident...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Gas leak puts BBVFD out in the cold

While most area residents were taking great pains to stay inside last weekend — well away from temperatures in the teens, wind chills near 0, and side streets that resembled ice-skating rinks more than byways — more than two dozen firefighters,...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

License revocation ordinance approved

Bethany Beach Town Council members unanimously approved two pieces of legislation at their meeting Friday, Jan. 21.

On second reading, the council agreed to add more teeth to the enforcement of town codes and fees by beefing up its ability...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

CORC establishes new procedures

Bethany Beach’s Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) has a new way of doing business, and that’s thanks — at least in part — to the committee’s recent efforts to develop a mission statement.

Working from the newly established...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

DelDOT responds to BFCC's center lane request

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce recently asked state officials to consider significant design modifications for an improved Route 26, just as that project began rolling ever so imperceptibly forward.

Delaware Department of...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm