Bethany Beach


Roberts opens Bethany Beach studio, Beach Pilates

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Kelly Roberts celebrated the opening of Beach Pilates with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 19. The studio will serve as more than just a place to learn and do Pilates, Roberts teaches about all kinds of health...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:28am

Roberts opens Bethany Beach studio, Beach Pilates

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Kelly Roberts celebrated the opening of Beach Pilates with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 19. The studio will serve as more than just a place to learn and do Pilates, Roberts teaches about all kinds of health...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:28am

Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K set to blast off this Sunday

The Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K run and 3K walk is back for its sixth year, set for Sunday, June 29, to help start off Fourth of July week and raise money for the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade, which begin the day of festivities in the town...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:16am

Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K set to blast off this Sunday

The Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K run and 3K walk is back for its sixth year, set for Sunday, June 29, to help start off Fourth of July week and raise money for the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade, which begin the day of festivities in the town...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:16am

Bethany property owner fighting for lost parking

It’s frustrating for any motorist to see another car take the last empty parking spot in downtown Bethany Beach on a busy day. But Randy Gross co-owns the property at 98 Hollywood Street, where ownership in the rental property would generally all...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:22pm

Bethany property owner fighting for lost parking

It’s frustrating for any motorist to see another car take the last empty parking spot in downtown Bethany Beach on a busy day. But Randy Gross co-owns the property at 98 Hollywood Street, where ownership in the rental property would generally all...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 3:22pm

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:17pm

Bethany Beach Books to host Find Waldo campaign

Bethany Beach Books, a local independent bookstore, announced on June 18 that they will be participating with 24 other local businesses in the Find Waldo Local campaign, sponsored by Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association....

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:37pm

Comics & Gaming shop brings the action to Bethany

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Comics & Gaming opened around Memorial Day in Bethany Beach.There’s the smell of fresh-pressed ink — pushing art and action to leap off the page. And Bethany Beach’s newest comic book shop always has an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:16pm

Comics & Gaming shop brings the action to Bethany

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Comics & Gaming opened around Memorial Day in Bethany Beach.There’s the smell of fresh-pressed ink — pushing art and action to leap off the page. And Bethany Beach’s newest comic book shop always has an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:16pm

Author of book about signing with young children to appear at Bethany Beach Books

An expert on promoting early literacy for all children though sign language, Baltimore author Kathy MacMillan will sign her new book, “Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together,” on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Bethany...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:25am

Author Gleason to hold signing at Bethany Beach Books

Bethany Beach Books will be hosting award-winning local author J. Boyce Gleason for an author signing event at 7 p.m. on June 30, at their store on Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach.

Gleason, who has owned a home in Bethany Beach for more...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:17am

Local author to sign copies of novel at Bethany Beach Books

Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild member Crystal Heidel will be signing copies of her locally-set novel, “Still Life in Blood,” at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach, on Friday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In the tradition of other...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:14am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 night work for June 16 to 20

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the intersection of 26/Central...

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:42am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

From the cow to the beach: Ba Roos serves up fresh, local ice cream at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Merrick and Robbie Biddel serve up some local farm-made ice cream to some happy customers at their new shop in the Sea Colony Marketplace, Ba Roos Ice Cream.Just as “farm to table” restaurants support local...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:05am

From the cow to the beach: Ba Roos serves up fresh, local ice cream at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Merrick and Robbie Biddel serve up some local farm-made ice cream to some happy customers at their new shop in the Sea Colony Marketplace, Ba Roos Ice Cream.Just as “farm to table” restaurants support local...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:05am

Summer programs offered at South Coastal Library

Reading programs for all ages continue to lead the parade of events scheduled for summer at the South Coastal Library. Each program revolves around discovering and exploring the world of science.

• Fizz, Boom, Read offered for kids up to...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:49am

Bethany prepares for 31st annual July 4 fun

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade Committee is in the process of planning its 31st annual event and is seeking volunteers. The event will take place on Friday, July 4.

The 2014 grand marshals will be Phil and Mary Rossi, in...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:47am

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for June 9 to 13

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the intersection of Central Avenue...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for June 2 to 6

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from Tuesday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• at the Cedar Drive intersection (by...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:55am

Summer season begins, Streetscape winds down

With the arrival of the summer season, Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project came to a close, at least for now.

“Streetscape work is ending as I speak,” Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported at the afternoon council meeting on May 23, on the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:59am

Summer season begins, Streetscape winds down

With the arrival of the summer season, Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project came to a close, at least for now.

“Streetscape work is ending as I speak,” Town Manager Cliff Graviet reported at the afternoon council meeting on May 23, on the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:59am

Designs for Bethany Beach Ocean Suites unveiled

Coastal Point • Submitted: The lobby of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites could look like this.Developer Jack Burbage unveiled a vision of the future Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel at the town council meeting on Friday, May 23, and he asked the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:58am

Designs for Bethany Beach Ocean Suites unveiled

Coastal Point • Submitted: The lobby of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites could look like this.Developer Jack Burbage unveiled a vision of the future Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel at the town council meeting on Friday, May 23, and he asked the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:58am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 27 to 30

Night work continues on the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project between Clarksville and Ocean View. There may be lane closures overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday night to Friday morning:

• at the Old Mill Road intersection (...

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:31am

Bethany Streetscape and Route 26 project cleared for season

Local drivers have gotten used to seeing orange traffic cones this winter, but the days are getting longer, so the lane closures are getting shorter.

In downtown Bethany Beach, “All our construction work will be done this Friday,” May 23,...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:14am

Bethany Streetscape and Route 26 project cleared for season

Local drivers have gotten used to seeing orange traffic cones this winter, but the days are getting longer, so the lane closures are getting shorter.

In downtown Bethany Beach, “All our construction work will be done this Friday,” May 23,...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:14am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 19 to 22; Night work begins

Night work begins at the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues between Clarksville and Ocean View. Motorists may see lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.:

• between Old Mill Road and Grants Avenue to install new drainage....

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:45pm

Public can offer input on master plan for James Farm

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will host a public workshop on Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, to solicit community input on the development of a Master Plan for the James Farm...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:51pm

South Coastal Library to offer composting workshop

Master Gardener to share tips on home composting

Now that spring is finally in the air, many people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather and get their hands dirty in their gardens. In anticipation of the season, the South Coastal...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:44pm

South Coastal Library to offer composting workshop

Master Gardener to share tips on home composting

Now that spring is finally in the air, many people are flocking outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather and get their hands dirty in their gardens. In anticipation of the season, the South Coastal...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:44pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

Helicopters hover as Guard unit prepares for deployment

A recent increase in helicopter activity in Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas is actually a result of an upcoming deployment of Delaware National Guardsmen.

Lt. Col. Len Gratteri, spokesperson for the state Guard, said that...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:41pm

Wash it, cook it, freeze it, fix it with Coastal Maytag

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The employees at Coastal Maytag pose with an inflatable Maytag man.Coastal Maytag wants to be the best of both worlds: a local Ocean View shop that can answer any question and the seller of a major-name in appliances...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:38pm

Wash it, cook it, freeze it, fix it with Coastal Maytag

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The employees at Coastal Maytag pose with an inflatable Maytag man.Coastal Maytag wants to be the best of both worlds: a local Ocean View shop that can answer any question and the seller of a major-name in appliances...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:38pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 12 to 16

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas on Route 26:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 for...

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 2:34pm

Bethany Beach getting gussied up for summer season

Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project won’t be completely finished in time for the 2014 summer season, but with the final phase pushed back until October and other portions of the project completed or nearly so, the Town is revving up for summer,...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:55am

Bethany Beach getting gussied up for summer season

Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project won’t be completely finished in time for the 2014 summer season, but with the final phase pushed back until October and other portions of the project completed or nearly so, the Town is revving up for summer,...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:55am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 7 to 9

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Town Road to Assawoman Canal for sewer force main...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:02am