Fenwick Island


Flu shots offered to IRSD students

During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12. Vaccination consent forms must be signed and returned by Friday, October 23. Parents are asked to...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 8:55am

Indian River Inlet Bridge open house/tour postponed due to weather

Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:33am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex

A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:

Coastal Flood Advisory
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:31am

Kyle revamps book on area history

Fenwick Island resident Mary Pat Kyle has seen a lot since she first started to come to the Delaware coast for vacations as a young girl. After Bethany Beach got “too crowded,” according to her father, they started vacationing in Fenwick Island...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:35pm

Sussex Amber Alert text is a hoax

State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Seaside Country Store gets sun-powered

Good things come to those who wait, and Stephen and Amy Vickers waited more than a year to get their 120-solar-panel system installed at the Seaside Country Store. The process started 18 months ago and, as luck would have it, even planning that...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 4:13am

Break-in, theft at Fenwick business

Lady Fenwick, a retail clothing and antique jewelry store in Fenwick Island, was the target of vandalism and robbery early Monday morning.

Owner Gerry Garrett said she was notified Monday morning that her store had been burglarized earlier...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:47am

Volunteers ready to clean up the coastline

The 2009 Coastal Cleanup will officially kick-off this Saturday, Sept. 19. Delaware’s Coastal Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservatory’s International Coastal Cleanup. Regionally, participants will be cleaning up 47 Delaware sites, plus 10 sites...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:25am

West 54 Café helps Fenwick area wake up

Route 54 serves as a high-traffic corridor for locals and visitors throughout the year, and now a new café and coffee shop is taking advantage of that fact. West 54 Café and Espresso Bar, which opened in early July, sits alongside the Shark’s...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:51am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip current advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday

Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. this evening

Coastal hazard message
National Weather Service, Mount Holly, N.J., 2:26 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 4:21am

Banner plane crashes in Delaware Bay near Dewey

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, Delaware State Police Troop 7 troopers and Dewey Beach patrol officers were dispatched to the Delaware Bay in the area of Tower Road near Dewey Beach for reports of a plane crash. Police said single-...

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 4:11am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood advisory/watch through Thursday afternoon; Rip currents likely

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a coastal flood advisory for the Delaware beaches. The coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. EDT this afternoon. A coastal flood watch in effect from Thursday morning...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 6:01am

FIPD looks at aquatic expansion

The geography of Fenwick Island, situated between the Assawoman Bay, Atlantic Ocean and a state line to the south, distinguishes it from surrounding towns. It also poses an issue for the town’s police force – an issue that Police Chief William...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:07am

Fenwick moves forward on legislation

Fenwick Island Town Council members this week held a first reading for an amendment to Chapter 116, regarding concessions and outdoor sales within town limits.

The amendment adds “unless such activity is approved by the town council”...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:06am

Fenwick adopts 33-foot height limit for wind systems

Special allowances for wind-energy systems might seem like a no-brainer in an overtly “green” town like Fenwick Island has been in recent years, but town council members paused this week to really delve into the logistics of wind turbines in a...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:44am

CAC keeps up pressure on inland bays issues

The Citizens Advisory Committee of the Center for the Inland Bays is keeping steadfast to their priorities on cleaning up the Inland Bays watershed. At their August meeting, in continuing their advocacy for cooling tower technology at the Indian...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:31am

Aquatic Marine expands role at Bayside

Since 2006, Aquatic Marine LLC has been providing lifeguard and beach services to the shores of North Bethany and other locations throughout the area. With Sussex County’s continuing development, opportunities for Aquatic Marine have been...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 7:08am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip-tide warning for Delaware beaches

Coastal flood warning for Delaware beaches, until 6 p.m. EDT, Sat., Aug. 29
Issued by the national weather service, Philadelphia, Pa., 8:50 a.m. EDT, Sat., Aug. 29
... High risk of rip currents...

The rip current risk is high...

Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 6:56am

WEATHER/MARINE ALERT: Area under Special Marine Alert, effects of TS Danny expected through weekend

A Small Craft Advisory is now in effect until 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to cause waves to increase on the coastal waters of Delaware and New Jersey. Waves are expected to reach 6 to 9 feet on Saturday, before they...

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 3:48am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood, rip-tide warning for Delaware beaches

Sussex County EOC warns Hurricane Bill could cause rough surf, strong rip currents

Warning issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa.
6:11 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009:

Long-period ocean swells, generated by...

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 4:00am

Sussex lifeguards snap fourth at finals

Fenwick Island Beach Patrol (FIBP) members knew that defending their title earned at last year’s United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) national competition wasn’t going to come easy when they traveled earlier this month to Ft. Lauderdale,...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:01am

Volunteers being sought for annual Coastal Clean-up

What do a bowling ball, a shopping cart and thousands of cigarette butts have in common? Why, they were all items picked up in last year’s Coastal Clean-up, of course!

Representatives from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:37am

Cascading Carlos teaches more than juggling

There’s nothing that can boost self-esteem quite like being able to juggle swords or flaming objects.

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Cascading Carlos shows off his skills.

And, for those who missed Cascading Carlos’ performance...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:20am

Fleet of floaters returning for Fenwick Island boat parade

This weekend, the Fenwick Island Yacht Club will host the fourth annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade, as participants take to the water and decorate their vessels to make a splash with the judges and viewers alike.

On Saturday, Aug. 15, at...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:20am

Delaware beaches get high marks for water quality

The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued its 2009 report, “Testing the Waters,” listing Delaware beaches as first in beachwater quality.

Although good news for Delaware, the report also finds that overall, the reported number of...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:17am

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

Carmean urges look at Fenwick police resources

Fenwick Island’s town council and residents heard from Councilwoman Vicki Carmean on the issue of public safety last week, at their monthly council meeting.

“I’m not here to criticize the police department,” she warned up front. “We have...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:32pm

Old Fenwick Island Days ready to turn back time

Starting on Saturday, Aug. 1, and continuing for an entire week, Fenwick Island will be turning back the clock for an eight-day celebration of the beach town’s heritage. The first-ever Old Fenwick Island Days will take place from Aug. 1 through...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:12pm

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

Arts and Jazz return to Bayside

The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Fenwick Island has already played host to a multitude of shows and performances this season, and this weekend is sure impress, yet again. On Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., the...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:03am

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

Area chefs get local with their recipes

Farmers’ markets throughout the area have been helping local growers get their product to the people in a very direct way, but as Bethany Beach’s farmers’ market is demonstrating, it’s not just the general public who choose the local produce and...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:38am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

Local sewer projects get big funding boost

With the Rehoboth Bay as the backdrop, state and local officials accepted a check from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $19.2 million on Thursday, July 2. The money, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 9:20am

Family’s gift grants local woman 20 years of life, and going …

Like many people who receive an anonymous gift, Lynne Emminizer has a need to let people know what it means to her.

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Lynne Emminizer received a liver transplant 20 years ago, and she recently rented sign...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:33am

The real scoop on Sap’s Pudding

Produce is undoubtedly the core of the merchandise at local farmers’ markets, but John Sapienza is proving that there’s plenty more to buy there. The chef and restaurant proprietor has been in the food industry for 25 years, and he exerts his “...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05am

Bethany’s Haden starring as ‘Oliver’

In 1838, Charles Dickens penned his second novel, popularly known as “Oliver Twist.” Written originally as a socio-economic criticism, the story of Oliver was the first written featuring a child protagonist and is perhaps one of Dickens’ most...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 5:00am

Fenwick dumps Dumpster-screening ordinance

After much discussion, the Fenwick Island Town Council this week voted down on a first reading a sanitation ordinance that would have required commercial Dumpsters in the town be screened with fencing.

The ordinance would have required...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:27am

Holiday weekend hopping on Freeman Stage

Fourth of July festivities at the Freeman Summer Stage at Bayside will kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3, with two performances of the Olney Theatre’s musical “Ain’t Misbehavin” and a special free concert by the Dirty...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:00am

FIBP gets into shape at World Gym

Topping last year’s award-winning performance at the United States Lifeguarding Association’s Nationals competition in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a challenge for the Fenwick Island squad, headed by 20-year captain Tim Ferry, but that’s not...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:56am

Fenwick cancels council election for second year in a row

On Tuesday, June 16, the Fenwick Island Board of Elections announced nominees for four town council seats with terms of 2009 through 2011. Three of the four incumbents up for election – Vicky Carmean, Todd Smallwood and current Mayor Audrey Serio...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:15am

Beach Daze combines food, fun and affordability

The Fenwick Island area’s newest dining experience is all that, and then some. In fact, owner Jimmy Kraft has welcomed twins John and Randy Fels as managers, to transform it into the ultimate triple threat: restaurant, bar and seafood market....

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:13am

Magee, Bennett ready to open area’s farmers’ markets

Next week kicks off another season of the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island farmers’ markets, and judging by last year’s success, this summer should be a promising one. Ellen McGee of McGee Farms is hoping that a new location and an additional...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:13am

It’s getting easier going green

To promote more attendance at their meetings, the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee will meet in the evening next month. Their July meeting will be held on July 8 at 7 p.m.

The committee, and the town, is on the forefront of “greening...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:09am

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.

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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

Fenwick subdivison approved despite vocal opposition

Typically, the name “Bora Bora” evokes images of calm, tranquil beaches and relaxing comfort. But in Fenwick Island, the name is currently at the center of discontent and controversy. On Wednesday, May 29, the town council voted unanimously at a...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:15am

Fenwick Lions' pride stretches to Selbyville

The Selbyville Town Council was met by a full house Monday night at their monthly council meeting, but Bruce Schoonover, president of the Fenwick Island Lions Club quickly assured the council that the bevy of attendants were not there as...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:13am

Fenwick Island welcomes summer 2009

With the Memorial Day weekend behind us and warm temperatures and sunny skies dominating the week, local coastal towns and their businesses are welcoming the summer season of 2009 with a return to summer rules, entertainment offerings and plenty...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:29am

Barefoot Gardeners hosting plant sale Saturday

The Barefoot Gardeners Club of Fenwick Island will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 Coastal Highway at the corner of James Street and Coastal Highway, by Pottery Place.

The sale, hosted...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:08pm