Dagsboro


County discusses botanic gardens, height restrictions

The Sussex County Council voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday to approve the conditional use of 36.99 acres of land in an AR-1 agricultural-residential district for use as botanic gardens and a related visitor center, conservatory, theater, nature center and...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:16am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Memories of Clayton Theatre shared in new book

“I was 12 years old when the Clayton opened for its very first movie, ‘One Touch of Venus,’ in 1949. I believe I rode my bike there from my home on Clayton Street,” recalled Joe Kollock Jr. “The Clayton Theatre was new and modern, with bright...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:07pm

Dagsboro considers water tower maintenance, IRHS marquee

The Dagsboro Town Council met on Monday, Sept. 23, and discussed issues ranging from an electronic marquee proposed by the Indian River High School alumni committee to a water-tower maintenance program pitch from an outside company.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:04pm

Botanic garden application recommended for approval

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously on Sept. 12 to recommend that an application from Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens Inc., for “flagship” botanic gardens and a related visitor center, conservatory, theater,...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:17pm

American Legion luncheon to benefit Puppy Rescue Mission

Dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” and that sentiment has led to the Puppy Rescue Mission to help bring home dogs adopted by American military troops overseas. American Legion Auxiliary Post 24 will support that mission in the most delicious...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:09pm

Beach Uniques offers one-of-a-kind recycled goods

The town of Dagsboro holds a lot of history, which is also true of one of the town’s newest shops, Beach Uniques.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sabrina Doney, Stacey Doney and Travis Schaeffer all work together at Beach Uniques in...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:22am

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Dagsboro buy water from the Town of Millsboro, but for the last few years, they’ve paid for millions of...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:15am

Classic movie nights returning to Clayton Theatre

Next Monday, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre will resume its Clayton Classics, showing classic films on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a mere $4, as well as a new matinee offering mid-week.

Coastal Point • Submitted: An undated black-and-white...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:04am

Local crafter's work selected as gifts for Israeli dignitaries

It’s not every day that one’s artwork is given to the president or king of another country as a gift, but that’s just what happened recently for Clarksville resident Kim Frey — and it wasn’t the first time.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:37am

Bennett Orchards offering fruits of sixth generation of farmers

For many locals and visitors, it’s not truly summer at the beach unless they’ve headed out to Bennett Orchards to pick their own peaches straight from the tree.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
A tractor pulls a load of peach baskets...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:15am

Children welcome to free church day camp

Kids can stay busy for at least one week this summer as Community Lutheran Church in Frankford offers a free day camp from Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2. Spots are still available.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Campers at...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:52am

Gajdos family returns home

On July 10, after 140 days of hospitalization, Adley Paige Gajdos was finally able to come home to Frankford with her parents.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Matt and Kristen Gajdos, of Frankford, are happy to finally have Adley...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:59am

Age doesn't hold back Old Tymer Softball

There’s always a ball game in Dagsboro if you know where to look. Follow the winding dirt road behind Dagsboro Church of God, and you’ll find the oldest softball league in the area — or at least, the oldest players.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:45am

Grief Share support group to kick off with June 30 introduction

According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist and author of the book “On Death and Dying,” there is a series of emotional stages a person will go through when dealing with impending death or loss: denial, anger, bargaining,...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00am

Route 26 lane closures extended to June 30

The end is near for Route 26 lane closures, but further away than was planned and many had hoped. The Delaware Department of Transportation has now given utilities and road crews permission to continue closing lanes on Atlantic Avenue until June...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:37am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Jayne's Reliable to hold Meet the Artist with Arlene Bailor

It’s easy to find a gem when visiting Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro — from stained glass to repurposed cabinets, local honey to homemade soap, blown glass and everything in between.

The store, owned by Karen and David Jayne, offers...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:46am

An Evening at the Clayton to feature 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

These days, it’s rare the one gets the chance to see Audrey Hepburn on the big screen. But, this Sunday, local movie buffs will be able to do just that.

As a part of its continuing efforts to raise the funds to transition from film to a...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

St. Patrick's Beef & Brew to benefit Clayton Theatre

Since film industry announced that it would no longer be offering film prints and would be changing over to only digital media by the end of 2012, owners and supporters of Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre have been working hard to raise the approximate...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:42pm

Gerken asks community to share Clayton memories

In 1948, Pete Hancock and Steve Campbell, along with their wives, decided to build a movie theater in Dagsboro. The Clayton Theatre screened its first film on Feb. 2, 1949, with the curtain opening on “One Touch of Venus,” starring Ava Gardner....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:31pm

Longtime Clayton projectionist reflects on a life in film

Everyone has a favorite movie. For Charlie Thorns, it’s “Gone with the Wind.”

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Charlie Thorns has been the Clayton’s projectionist for nearly 30 years.

“Gone with the Wind had 14 reels. I did 13...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:28pm

Additional hearing planned on sewer district expansion

Sussex County will hold an additional public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District. The expansion would include an additional 82 parcels located along Route 26 that are contiguous to the existing sewer...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:55am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

Gun sales boom, while state locks down

Gun sales have increased in the area since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to several local gun retailers, but they also said that sales had already been rising because of the number of home invasions reported in the area in...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:49am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Clayton Theatre to hold classic movie nights to raise funds

Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre first opened its doors in February of 1949 with a showing of “One Touch of Venus,” starring Ava Gardner. The theater was built by brothers-in-law Alvin Cambell and Elwood Hancock, and named after U.S. Secretary of State...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:45am

BREAKING NEWS: Big League Softball World Series relocating to Roxana

The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors this week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County.

Currently, the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana is...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:24am

Truitt and Connor elected to Dagsboro Town Council

The Town of Dagsboro held its annual council election this past weekend, and 193 residents cast their vote to elect council members.

Three candidates ran for the two seats, incumbents William DeHaven and Norwood Truitt, who currently...

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:53am

Three candidates battle for two seats on Dagsboro council

The Town of Dagsboro will be holding its annual municipal election on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Two seats are up for grabs, both with two-year terms. Three residents have filed as candidates: incumbents William DeHaven and Norwood...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:30am

Thanksgiving for Thousands volunteers help feed needy neighbors

Earlier this week, hundreds of people from all over the peninsula gathered at a warehouse in Selbyville to help give needy families a Thanksgiving dinner.

Coastal Point • Maria Counts
Volunteers pack dinner boxes, assembly-line style...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:45am

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Lighthouse Christian honors veterans

Students and staff at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro saluted area veterans this past week with a performance from students in each grade and a celebratory lunch afterward. The school puts the program on each year to show their...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:59am

Thanksgiving for Thousands help raise food, hope

For the last 18 years Mountaire Farms, along with food pantries from across the Delmarva Peninsula, work to give hungry families their own Thanksgiving.

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Volunteers work on packing meals at a past...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:58am

New bridge survives Hurricane Sandy

On Oct. 30, Gov. Jack Markell announced that after much concern, it has been determined that the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, also known as the Indian River Inlet Bridge, did not sustain any structural damage during Hurricane Sandy.

“One of...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:23am

Hurricane Sandy swings hard, community still standing

After anticipating Hurricane Sandy for days in advance, expecting the worst and hoping for the best, the area was hit with winds and rain from the brunt of the storm for most of the day and into the night on Monday as she made landfall near...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:09am

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding and wind warnings in effect as conditions worsen from looming Sandy

A coastal flood warning is in effect until midnight Monday night, as the eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall south of Atlantic City, N.J., according to National Weather Service officials. A flood watch is in effect through Tuesday...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Level 2 Driving Restriction starts at 5 a.m.; only essential personnel permitted on roads

Gov. Jack Markell has ordered a Level 2 Driving Restriction begining as of 5 a.m., Monday, October 29,2012. Until further notice, no motor vehicles should be operated on any road in the State of Delaware unless operated by essential personnel: "...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:27pm

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware National Guard continues preparation

The Delaware National Guard is continuing to position troops and equipment as #SandyDE approaches.

“Within the next 12-18 hours, we will have approximately 250 support personnel in place and ready to assist with the needs of the state and...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:52am

WEATHER ALERT: Electric utilities offer tips for storm preparation

The Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, offered the following tips for local residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the anticipated related power outages:

If a severe...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:15am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey being closed now

High water across Route 1 north of Indian River Inlet Bridge has forced Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to begin the process of closing Route 1 between Dewey & Bethany Beach. Please share with others who may be affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:41am

BREAKING NEWS: County offers detailed evacuation zones map, shelter and evacuation plans

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order for flood-prone area within .75 miles of Sussex County’s coastline and major waterways, effective at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as Hurricane Sandy continues...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:29pm

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Sandy, cancels elective procedures

Beebe Medical Center has announced Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, including:
• All elective surgery and elective cardiac catheterizations scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, will be canceled.
• All Beebe satellite locations,...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:13pm