Bethany Beach


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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Ave. re-opens, DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 28 to May 2

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 Powell Farm Road and Route 17 to relocate...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:10am

Food Network featuring DiFebo Osias on May 12

Special to the Coastal Point • Food Network: Lisa DiFebo Osias, far right, stands with her fellow competitors during the filming of ‘Kitchen Casino.’

Update: “Kitchen Casino” will now debut local chef Lisa DiFebo Osias on Monday, May 12, a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:18am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www....

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:02am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 22 to April 25

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:54am

Bethany Beach businesses open despite construction

Although there seems to be a lot of construction orange blazing on the streets, downtown Bethany Beach is open for business.

The town is currently undergoing a Streetscape project that has left much of Garfield Parkway, and some...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:52am

IRHS Grand March to be held on Bethany Beach Boardwalk

The administration, staff and students of Indian River High School are inviting the public to join them as they celebrate Prom 2014 on Saturday, May 10, at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.

For the first time ever, the hundreds of Indian River...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:34am

Easter Sunrise Service on the beach scheduled for April 20

Following a longstanding tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20,, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:12am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 14 to April 18

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:47pm

Easter Sunrise Service on the beach set for Sunday, April 20

Following a longstanding tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20,, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:22am

Bethany bookstore participating in Book Night

Bethany Beach Books is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across the country supporting World Book Night 2014. On April 23 — Shakespeare’s birthday — 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:52am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 7 to April 11

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View for 3 to 5 weeks, weather pending.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:06am

Bethany streetscape projected to be mostly done by Memorial Day

Coastal Point • Shaun Lambert: A sign in Bethany Beach declares to passersby that downtown businesses are open, despite the construction going on.Bethany Beach officials this week underscored the Memorial Day deadline that has been a target for...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:19am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for March 31 to April 4

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View until May 9, weather pending.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles...

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 12:03pm

Weather delays could push Bethany’s Streetscape into summer

There’s no question that the winter of 2013-2014 has been an unusual one for its severe weather, with extended below-freezing temperatures and numerous snowstorms. The question now is whether that weather will extend Bethany Beach’s Streetscape...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:08am

Library offers talk on political violence in the Middle East

Those who are interested in politics, and the current turmoil in the Middle East, will find an upcoming lecture at the South Coastal Library is tailored just for them.

“The United States & Political Violence in the Middle East” will be...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:42am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Avenue to close and other Route 26 lane changes

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a month of road closure in Ocean View, starting Monday, March 31.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at the Route 26 intersection. The...

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:44pm

Sea Colony hosts Spin-a-Thon benefiting Delaware Hospice

The whirl of Lamond Spin Bikes resonated throughout the morning of Feb. 22 as 65 participants rode in Sea Colony’s Ride for Delaware Hospice. The indoor cycling event, held annually on the last Saturday in February, helped raise money for the...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:10pm

Justin’s Beach House starts Mortgage of the Month program

For many who drive down Route 26 toward Bethany Beach, it’s impossible not to notice that big teal Adirondack chair that sits in front of a colorful beach house.

That house, Justin’s Beach House, is a home in the Bethany Beach area...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:16am

Bethany to hear from council applicants on March 21

Would-be Bethany Beach Town Council members will have a chance to make their cases for the job to current council members on March 21 at 1 p.m., when the council convenes a special meeting to hear from those seeking to fill the seat recently...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:25am

Church to host panel on death penalty

On Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach will hold an adult panel educating against the death penalty.

“We thought it would be good to draw on people who are more experts in the area of the death penalty...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:22am

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

McClenny resigns from Bethany council to pursue treatment

Bethany Beach mayor Tony McClenny resigned his position as mayor and town council member at the conclusion of last Friday’s town council meeting, with an emotional reading of a letter addressed to his “dear friends” and detailing the information...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:25am

More volunteers needed for beach grass planting March 22

More volunteers are needed at Delaware Seashore State Park for Delaware’s annual beach grass planting event, set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 22. The event, now in its 25th year, helps protect Delaware shorelines by planting Cape...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:10am

Cottage Café owners have plans for Route 1’s east side

The Bethany Beach area could see at least one new restaurant next year, as owners of the Cottage Café are proposing to flank Route 1 with beach eateries by building a new restaurant across the highway from the existing establishment.

...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:51am

The Beatles invading South Coastal Library, 50 years later

It’s been 50 years since the Beatles invaded the United States and started a revolution — both musically and culturally.

“Everybody has memories about the Beatles,” said Priscilla Scott, circulation supervisor and volunteer coordinator for...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Bethany unveils summer entertainment lineup

The Town of Bethany Beach this week announced its summer bandstand entertainment schedule for 2014, touting it as “A Singer-Songwriter Summer.” Once again, all of the shows are free and open to the public, with a standard 7:30 p.m. start time...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:52am

Sea Colony Sharks place third at Two Bays Championship

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Sea Colony Sharks celebrate the end of their season after placing third at the Two Bay Championship.The Indian River High School Indians weren’t the only local swim team to make a splash last week, with the Sea...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:53am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Feb. 10 to Feb. 21

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues in Clarksville.

On Monday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Irons Lane to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:34am

Community gives overwhelming support to book project

In just one month, Bethany Beach Books has shipped more than 500 pounds of gently used books to people serving in the armed forces.

Amanda Zirn, media relations coordinator for the store, said the store’s staff decided to embrace the...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:15pm

‘Concert for Carolyn’ to honor Hughes with music of an era

Music of the 1930s and ’40s will fill the air on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. as the Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee pays tribute to Carolyn Hughes, a former member of the group and longtime Bethany Beach resident, with a Concert for...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:12pm

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am