Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island couple makes green power choice

OK, so a 35-foot windmill in the front yard isn’t for everybody. And for many people, even a rooftop turbine is financially out of the question. But, if coal or nuclear power just doesn’t cut it, there are others ways to “vote with your dollars...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:44pm

Local heroes honored for their valor

In an attempt to convey the importance of the day to those not in the room, Michelle DiFebo Freeman, widow of Josh Freeman – for whom the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards have been renamed – offered a...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:19pm

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

Chamber of Commerce helps area through busy and slow times--5 year anniversary section

Although the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce has been around for about 25 years, they are celebrating a smaller five-year anniversary this week, as well. In the debut Feb. 6, 2004, issue of the Coastal Point, it was reported that the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:21pm

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.


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

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 8:42am

Fenwick corrects voter registration ordinance

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Friday, Jan. 23, for their monthly town council meeting. Topics up for discussion at the meeting included the town’s voter registration ordinance, utility construction policies and town charter updates....

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:13am

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

Environmentalists still looking at light, power

Fenwick Island’s Environmental Committee was back to business in the new year at its meeting this past week. Some of the items on their agenda included a possible recommendation to the town council that it write a letter to state natural...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:31am

Local woman killed in Fenwick fire

A Fenwick Island-area resident was killed Monday, Jan. 5, when a fire erupted in her home off Route 54, just southwest of Fenwick Island. Officials from the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire broke out about 5:57 p.m. on the...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:28am

Fenwick Islanders ready to freeze

Feel like freezing, Fenwick? If so, the fifth annual Fenwick Freeze, an annual New Year’s Day jump (or walk, or dip, or swim) in the ocean is set for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at the beach off of Bayard Street.

Coastal Point...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:59am

New Year’s ocean dips benefit health, too

The 13th annual Exercise Like the Eskimos and 5th annual Fenwick Freeze, in which brave souls jump into the cold waters on the Atlantic to celebrate New Year’s Day and raise some cold hard cash, are both right around the corner.

But these...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:26am

BREAKING NEWS: Bethany crash ends life of man sought by police

A 21-year-old Seaford man died in a fiery single-car crash that closed the northbound lanes of Route 1 in Bethany Beach for several hours early on Monday morning, after he fled from Ocean City, Md., police. Delaware State Police reported Monday...

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Fenwick targets voting code

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Friday, Dec. 5, for their regular monthly meeting. At the meeting, Councilman William Weistling Jr. re-introduced a first reading of Section 13-31, Registration by mail. The recently introduced ordinance had...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 4:04am

Fenwick looking for additional revenue sources

The Fenwick Island Town Council held a special meeting last week to discuss possible revenue enhancement options in a time of economic concern. Financially, the town is in good shape, according to Town Manager Tony Carson, but he said they wanted...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 2:22pm

Karimali aims to pamper and primp

In fast-paced American society, people have made an art of accomplishing as much as they are capable in as little time as possible. Tasks deemed as trivial are outsourced to someone elsewhere on the food chain, and it is easy to forget about...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 4:01pm

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

Fenwick nixes bonfire limit increase

At Fenwick Island’s regular town council meeting held Friday, Oct 24, the council voted down a second reading that would have raised the number of permitted bonfires on the beach on a single day from three to six. They had approved a first...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 8:20am

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

Everything the beach bride needs — and a little advice

Engagement ring? Check.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming: Marlene Lennox of Lennox East Beach Bride in Fenwick Island stands with one of many styles of dresses she carries in her store.

Wedding date? Check.

Dress? Hmmm,...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:08am

Changes recommended for Fenwick addresses

Gone are the days when calling 911 for help meant explaining that you lived in Sewell Franklin’s old farmhouse. While one might still occasionally be able to get away with that, depending on who’s on duty at the call center, the massive amount of...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 9:18am

Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week, combined with the offshore force of Hurricane Kyle, caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 9:17am

New Fenwick Island sign divides council

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Sept. 26, with a full agenda. The council approved the purchase of an electronic sign for town hall with a vote of 4-2, with Council Members Todd Smallwood and Vicki Carmean dissenting. The purchase is...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:59am

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

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Fenwick farmers’ market wraps up first year of business

Last Friday, Aug. 29, a slew of representatives and honorees spoke at the conclusion of the inaugural year of Fenwick Island’s Farmers’ Market, which started this June. Among the guests speakers were Market Master Ellen McGee, Delaware Farm...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:38am

Sweets with a smile

If John Delvecchio of Delvecchio’s Bakery had a slogan, “Sweets with a smile” would be it.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Delvecchio’s Bakery has been in its location on Route 54 near Fenwick Island for 11 years.

A steady...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:02am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Bayside Chapel and Samaritan Thrift Shop a reality

“This whole thing has been one miracle after another” said the Rev. Rich Evans of the new Bayside Chapel and the Samaritan Thrift Shop near Fenwick Island. “In the past two years, this church has gone from a dream to a reality by the power of God...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:23am

Fenwick council approves three ordinances

The Fenwick Island Town Council met on Friday, Aug. 22, for their regular monthly meeting. At the meeting, council approved a second reading of Article 1-61-1, Permits Required, under Chapter 61-Building and Utility Construction, which inserted...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:44am

Freeman Foundation to wrap up Summer Series with musical finale

As summertime winds to a close, many visitors and residents in the beach communities are reflecting on the memories they made this season. Likewise, Patti Grimes, vice president of outreach and programming for the Carl M. Freeman and Joshua M....

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 8:11am

Fenwick environmentalists look at PCS

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee recently met to discuss some of their ongoing environmental interests, one being their official position on the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) proposed...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:07am

Brandywine Assisted Living moves into Fenwick

This week marks the grand opening of one of Sussex County’s newest assisted living programs. Brandywine Assisted Living, now operating in five states, was set to officially open its doors Thursday, Aug. 21, west of Fenwick Island. Located at the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:27am

Freeman announces affiliation with NVHomes

The Carl M. Freeman Companies (CMF Companies) announced Tuesday, Aug. 5, that it has entered into an agreement with NVHomes to build and sell upscale residences in the CMF Companies’ Bayside community near Fenwick Island. Previously, CMF...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:44am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

Kyle to host signing for new Fenwick history

Though not truly an island, Fenwick Island is considered by most to fit the stereotype, with its history of swashbuckling pirates anchored offshore, fierce storms pounding the coastline and treasures rumored to be buried beneath its sands.


Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:27am

Grasshoppers invade the beaches

What in the world?

Coastal Point • US FISH & Wildlife
Not one of the local offenders, but you get the picture.
Was it an omen? An Egyptian plague? Or just one of those things that no one can really explain?


Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:54am