Fenwick Island

Jammin' Jon's spices up the shore

There’s a new ’que in town – but as customers can tell you, this isn’t your typical backyard barbecue. Jon Yanek has a strong passion for the Caribbean islands, and a knack for great food, and he’s found a way to merge them into what’s sure to be...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:33am

Fenwick medical complex nears ground-breaking

The Fenwick Medical Complex plans to break ground in September, after not quite four years of planning, including re-zoning, water and sewer development and other preliminary measures.

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The future site of the...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 5:06am

Beef and Beer to benefit FIBP

Over the past several years, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol (FIBP) has stood above and beyond other programs in the region and the country. Beachgoers, including vacationers and locals alike, have recognized the dedication and caliber that the...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 2:25pm

Fenwick charter change approves by legislators

The General Assembly, as part of the slew of business conducted at the end of 2008 legislative session, has enacted House Bill 402, which changed the charter of the Town of Fenwick Island. The bill amended Section 6, Elections; Section 7,...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 8:52am

Taking a gamble

Many people take their lives for granted. Few understand just how good they have it until they that life is under threat. But, by then, it is usually too late. However, for West Fenwick Island resident Ann Kerns Bowley and her family, each day is...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:51am

Fenwick Island environmental group hears from Delmarva Power

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, July 9. Electricity and ways to save both energy and money were on the agenda as the group listened to a presentation from Jim Smith of Delmarva Power.

Smith, who has local ties...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:49am

Everybody loves a (boat) parade!

The third annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade will be held Saturday, July 19, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Fun is the main priority in the annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade.

Fashioned after an evening in...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 5:55am

Body found floating near Harpoon Hanna’s

The Delaware State Police and Ocean City, Md., police are investigating a death of a black man whose body was found floating in a canal located near Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 near Fenwick Island. Police said patrons of Harpoon Hanna’s called...

Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 4:35am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

There's a whole new crane in town

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. As any investor will say, that’s the key to success. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and don’t have just one basket. For Ken Lloyd of Ken Lloyd Builders, his new basket is a crane.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:50pm

CurveSmart — A digital personal trainer at your fingertips

CurveSmart, the revolutionary technology five years in the making, is available at two local Curves studios, in Ocean View and on Route 54 in Williamsville Country Village.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
A group of ladies takes...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

One step closer to offshore wind power

It had become somewhat doubtful over the past year that Delaware would ever have an offshore wind farm. But, in a compromise reached this week, it appears the wind park could be built about 12 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach by 2012.


Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:18am

Fenwick approves ambulance ordinance

The Fenwick Island Town Council had a full plate at their council meeting on Friday, June 20. Topping the agenda was a motion to accept the ambulance sponsor’s agreement between the so-called “Big Four” and the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:15am

Dirickson Creek fish kill linked to weather

Though some local residents are concerned about potentially toxic organisms in the water, last week’s hot, sunny weather is considered a likely culprit in the fish kill that left approximately 30,000 juvenile Atlantic menhaden dead in Dirickson...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 6:55am

Too much green in the yard and less in the wallet

Late spring and early summer thunderstorms have brought a bevy of rain to the area, causing lawns to explode with growth and grass to grow well higher than a grasshopper’s eye. For some area property owners, that has meant extra time spent mowing...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:37am

Fenwick to support winning beach patrol at annual bonfire

The sixth annual Fenwick Island Bonfire will light up the night on Saturday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. and go until 10:30 p.m. The rain date for the event is July 6.

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Children enjoy the bonfire on the beach...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:35am

BREAKING NEWS: Delmarva Power reaches agreement for offshore wind energy

The winds of change may soon be sweeping through Delaware with renewed force.

On Monday, June 23, the powers behind the offshore wind farm - Delmarva Power and Babcock & Brown - announced they had reached an agreement.


Monday, June 23, 2008 - 10:03am

Water on tap in Fenwick Island

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee heard from representatives from Artesian Water Company at their monthly meeting on June 9, learning about how water gets “from the aquifer to your home.”

Artesian Water serves 250,000 customers,...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:04am

Food is cheap--and grown with heart--at East View Farm

For less than what you would pay at the grocery store or a commercial produce stand, people can buy fresh vegetables at East View Farm on Bayard Road almost year-round.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Alyssa Ziff, above left, tends...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:52am

All aboard the Smile Train

Like many people armed with the right attitude and plenty of determination, Brandon and Kerry Case, owners of Antique Prints in Ocean View, turned something unexpected into an opportunity.

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Max Case sits...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:28am

Fenwick Island sells trash trucks, nets $48k

Fenwick Island is $48,000 richer, thanks to the recent sale of their town-owned trash trucks. Town manager Tony Carson reported at the Town Council’s May 23 meeting that, with the help of Police Chief William Boyden and his knowledge of eBay, the...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 10:59am

Hip AHA offers beach-based boot camp

HipAHA, Fenwick Island Boot Camp, is gearing up for its second season, with a June retreat fast approaching.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Megan Bren, Kim Flynn, Janet Twining and HipAHA owner Lori Martin during the boot camp...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:18am

Lighthouse-loving artist breaks the mold

Although new to the Delaware/Maryland coastal art scene, Dee Granger is no stranger to beach life, and no stranger to art.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Dee Granger melts pewter down for a piece she was working on. Granger will...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:45am

High Stakes raises the bar in Fenwick Island

For the past four years, Brian DeLuca has captured the essence of Philadelphia’s eats and has been supplying the shore with thousands of cheesesteaks and subs with Philly’s Finest. This past weekend, he introduced his latest establishment, High...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:34am

High-tech grocery service gives ‘Express Lane’ a whole new meaning

I stopped in at the new Harris Teeter grocery store on Route 54 a few weeks ago, for the first time, and picked up a few things on the way home. I was pleased with what I saw and returned to do my regular grocery shopping the following week. I...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:33am

Water -- all types-- high on Fenwick agenda

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, May 14 to discuss water, water and more water.

The group will continue with their plan to have a speaker come and talk important environmental issues. Last month, a...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:08am

Coast weathers severe nor'easter

Life began to return to normal in coastal Delaware on Wednesday, as flood waters from this week’s late-season nor’easter finally began to recede and damage assessment turned into recovery. The sounds of chain saws, pumps and rakes were common...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:45am

Fenwick Islanders ready to spruce up shore after storm

Despite this week’s nor’easter — or perhaps all the better for it — the annual Fenwick Island Beach Clean-up will be held this Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m., starting at Dagsboro Street.

The town’s Beach Committee sponsors the event each...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:06am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

ResortQuest acquires Seacoast

ResortQuest Delaware has announced its acquisition of Seacoast Realty, making it the state’s largest beach real estate brokerage. The two companies have had a substantial impact in the area’s real estate market in the past, stretching from North...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 9:09am

Chamber welcomes Deserie Lawrence

Deserie Lawrence hit the ground running, starting her new job as sales, marketing and events manager at the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce just the week before the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 7:08am

Old Inlet takes over as host for this weekend’s big spring fishing tourney

This year’s Spring Fishing Tournament is set Saturday, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will be hosted for the first time by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle.

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Alex Lawson, above, checks his pole during a...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:43am

Fenwick offering information with parking permits

Property owners in Fenwick Island can now pick up parking tags at Town Hall. The town had previously announced that no parking permits would be mailed this year and reminded citizens of that change at their April 25 regular town council meeting...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 8:03am

New farmers' market springing up in Fenwick

Farmers’ markets are sprouting up throughout coastal Delaware, and an already-impressive crop of new markets from 2007 will be joined this year by a Friday-morning market at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters right...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:40am

Bethany Beach adopts smoking ban

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted 6-1 on Friday, April 18, to adopt the smoking ban the town has spent the last seven months debating and turning into legislation. With the vote, the town became the first in the state of Delaware to ban...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 8:59am

BREAKING NEWS: Bethany adopts beach smoking ban

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted 6-1 on Friday, April 18, to adopt the smoking ban the town has spent the last seven months debating and turning into legislation. With the vote, the town became the first in the state of Delaware to ban...

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 3:38pm

Fenwick group moving forward

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, April 9, to discuss curbside recycling in detail and had a speaker from DSWA guide them through the process.

The committee had a chance to ask about accepted recyclables and what...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 6:47am

Fenwick approves ambulance service concept

On Friday, March 28, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted to approve the concept of ambulance service from the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company for their district starting in January of 2009, at which time the Millville Volunteer Fire...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:12am

Fenwick Island Environmental Committee has high hopes for the greening of town

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee recently got itself organized — complete with proposed goals and objectives and a mission statement, but they got their start years ago according to Buzz Henifin, co-chairman of the group.


Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:07am

Fenwick’s Web site one-stop info shopping

For people who can’t make Fenwick Island’s monthly town council meeting this Friday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m., life just got a whole lot easier.

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A quick glance at the new Web site for the Town of...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:55am

Revitalized lighthouse group looks to keep doors open all summer

Your new friends need help.

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The New Friends of Fenwick Island Lighthouse are searching for volunteers to keep it open every day during the summer season.
The New Friends of the Fenwick Island...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:53am

Fenwick environmentalists study options

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, March 12, at town hall to discuss a number of environmental issues, including their “tree triage” program, ways to save on energy, how to get to the town’s population of renters to...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:16am

Trees ready to pick up in Fenwick Island

March 29 is dedicated to trees in Fenwick Island. At 10 a.m., the Environmental Committee will host a talk on the importance of trees featuring Dorothy Abbott of the Extension for Renewable Resources at the University of Delaware Extension...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 9:59am

Open for business at the big red barn

As they head south on Route 1 through Fenwick Island, the white words “Country Store,” set off by the red barn-like storefront beckon people to come in and check out what all the fuss is about. It takes an equally big sign to stop them from...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:10am

CIB announces grant opportunities

The Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) has announced its 2009 Request for Proposals. During the past decade, the Center for the Inland Bays has awarded more than $1,080,000 for local scientific research, restoration, and education projects through...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:06am

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84, of Bayard, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at her home. She was a homemaker and poultry grower who loved entertaining people, gardening, canning, needlepoint and making crafts. She was a member of Roxana Wesleyan...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:01am

New inlet bridge to be in use before 2012

Work on two early phases of the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is revving up, with removal of excess soils from the existing faulty embankments set to begin the first week of April and work begun last week on geotechnical...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:56am