Dagsboro


Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

Young farmers help grow family traditions

For generations, local farm families have been staples throughout the area’s agricultural community, providing residents and visitors alike with some of the freshest products and produce in the region. While names such as Johnson, Parsons,...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:00am

Parsons Farm hosts Epicurean Kids

As a mother of two young ones, I know it’s hard to find things to do in the summer that don’t involve the hustle and bustle of the beach. Don’t get me wrong – the beach is great – but one of the luxuries of living here is being able to enjoy the...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:41am

Blossoms blooms with move to Dagsboro

For many passersby, the big sign already gave it away, but for those who missed it, Blossoms, a full-service flower shop, quietly moved inland, to the town of Dagsboro, this past Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
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Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:19am

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal crash claims life of Dagsboro teen

The Delaware State Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed a 17-year-old girl from Dagsboro on Thursday, June 18. Police said the crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when Shauna R. Kaufman was driving a 1998 Volvo S70 south on...

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 6:35am

Contractors ready for annual gala

The community has been pulling together once again for the 5th Annual Springtime Gala presented by Contractors for a Cause. The event will be held next Friday, June 19, with hopes that this year will once again welcome a sold-out crowd.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 8:02am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

Coastal Point • Submitted
ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

County puts financial muscle behind Blue Hen

Having recently approved a conditional use for property near Frankford that is in the process of becoming a yard-waste recycling business, Sussex County Council members on Tuesday, June 2, put some of the county’s financial muscle behind the...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:11am

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Lend a lily, recycle that rosemary

For people looking for a way to spend some time with like-minded people and not spend any money, there’s a free plant exchange this Sunday, May 17, at noon. The exchange will run until 3 or 4 p.m. and is designed to be a way for people to drop...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:24pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

County approves commercial zoning near Dagsboro

Despite the objections of Dagsboro officials, Sussex County Council members on April 21 voted to approve a change from agricultural to commercial zoning for three parcels adjacent to Dagsboro town limits.

The roughly 19-acre property, near...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 7:30am

Dagsboro man charged with burglary, murder

Ocean View police have been working with the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office in the case of a Dagsboro man who is a suspect in local burglaries and thefts and is now in custody in Florida on a felony murder charge.

According to...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 7:19am

Dagsboro church to celebrate Easter this Sunday

For many, April 12, marked the arrival of the Easter holiday, and all the festivities that come along with the tradition. Many families gathered over delicious feasts they had spent all day cooking, while children scoured yards looking for those...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:24am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Special events, worship highlight holy week

An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on Sunday, April 12, organized by member churches of the Southeast Sussex Ministerium. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Ann...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:42am

Dagsboro VFC Auxiliary celebrates 50 years

On Saturday, March 21, the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company held an anniversary banquet for its Auxiliary.

Formerly called the Ladies Auxiliary, the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, as it is now known, has been in existence for 50...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:30am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009

ATLANTIC NJ-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY NJ-BUCKS PA-CAMDEN NJ-CAPE MAY NJ-CAROLINE MD-CECIL MD-CHESTER PA-COASTAL ATLANTIC NJ-CUMBERLAND...

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

Cripple Creek celebrates 25 years this summer

In mid-June, Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club will hit a landmark 25 years as Bethany Beach’s only private golf and country club. With a newly renovated clubhouse, recently touched-up tennis courts and one of the most exquisite golf courses in...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:33pm

Dagsboro Café offers family recipe for good eats

Anyone who has driven through Dagsboro on a Thursday evening may have noticed a giant chicken dancing outside the Dagsboro Café. Those inclined to investigate further may have met Kathy Parrish and her family, the new owners of the café.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:59pm

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning for area until 2 p.m., schools closed

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:40 a.m.:

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.

Additional snow will build up into our region this morning. The snow is then expected to taper to scattered...

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:23am

Yard waste facility gets county approval

The recent approval by Sussex County Council of a yard-waste compost facility means the new Sussex facility could be up and running by summer.

Blue Hen Organics would be only the second such facility in the state, said owner Robert Tunnell...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:31pm

McComrick Insurance offers reasuring personal touch

With the economy seeming more like a rollercoaster than anything else, many people these days are worried about their financial stability. Health insurance can be expensive, and in a coastal area there are a number of extra worries for homeowners...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:31pm

Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Perhaps just as popular a topic a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:41pm

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:28pm

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:26pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.

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According to the DSP, on Jan. 28,...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

Warmer air over the cold ground covered with snow and sleet,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 3:18am

Rabid cat stirs concerns in Dagsboro area

Residents around Dagsboro got a disturbing automated phone call last week — one warning them of a rabid cat.

The tan-and-orange cat was found dead near Deer Run near Iron Branch Road in Dagsboro after scratching at least one person. People...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:26am

The season of giving

Herbert Hoover once claimed that he would put “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” American society has evolved, and much has changed since the 1930’s and the Great Depression; but this philosophy still lingers in the minds of some...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:49pm

Lighthouse Christian celebrates decade

For Terri Menoche, director at Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro, the school’s 10-year anniversary last year had special meaning.

Ten years ago, with a son in preschool and training in elementary education, she debated home...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:39am

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

Local students visit new nation in ancient place

For many students, their first chance to study abroad might be in college, if they ever get that chance at all. Jillian Harkness of Dagsboro got her chance this year as an 11th-grader and a member of 4-H.

Harkness was the only student from...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:09am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

Retired White House advisor still helping

Picture the Baltimore/Washington area during 1970’s. America is in the middle of the Vietnam War. The social progressive ideals of the late ’60s continue to grow in the public mind. The feminist movement is at large, and pop culture glamorizes...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 8:12am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

Parents find an educational blessing at Most Blessed Sacrament

Denise Curtis and her husband wanted to try something different when they moved to Delaware. Their children had attended public school in Montgomery County, Md., and although that public school system is noted as one of the best in the country...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:09am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am