Fenwick Island


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.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
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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.

Coastal Point • File Photos
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.

“Town...

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.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
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

Ambulance service, height, trash discussed

On the table for discussion at Fenwick Island’s monthly town council meeting Feb. 29 were three main topics: ambulance service, building height restrictions and residential garbage pick-up.

Fenwick Island was the final of the “Big Four” to...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:52am

Schuchman hits 10-year mark keeping building on track in Fenwick

For anyone in Fenwick Island who wants to know about construction, building permits, contractor licenses, zoning, code enforcement or flood hazard or flood protection, she’s the lady you call. Pat Schuchman has worked for the Town of Fenwick...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:46am

Registration open for 19th Annual Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour

As spring finally warms and greens the Delmarva Peninsula, bicyclists from all over the mid-Atlantic region will shift into gear and head to Fenwick Island. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ocean-To-Bay Bike Tour is a favored...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:39am

CoastalPoint.com 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to CoastalPoint.com 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.

We’re...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Mixed-use project gets shot down in Fenwick

The Fenwick Island Board of Adjustments spent a substantial amount of time on Tuesday deliberating the proposed development of the lot located at the corner of Dagsboro Street and Coastal Highway, the site of the former Libby’s family restaurant...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:35am

Fenwick Island BoA votes no on proposed Lenape project

After a five-hour public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Fenwick Island Board of Adjustments denied five proposed variances requested by Lenape Tribe LLC that would have allowed mixed commercial and residential development, including a projected...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 3:40am

Officers and firefighters honored at 2008 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

Men and women of law enforcement and fire departments undoubtedly dedicated their time and experience, risking their own lives for those of the public and for the betterment of their communities.

Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS

The...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:38am

IntraGoal Partners: Building better businesses and individuals

Operating a business can be a difficult and stressful task, between managing employee relationships, balancing time and budgeting finances. But thanks to the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and four-year business partners Mike Nally and...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

Fenwick Island hopes to capture town’s history

The Fenwick Island Town Council is weighing the pros and cons of establishing a historical committee within the town.

“If we do decide on assigning a committee,” said Mayor Audrey Serio during discussions at the monthly council meeting...

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 4:15am

County aims to meet state road standards

Existing standards for public roads in Sussex County are admittedly less stringent than those imposed by the State of Delaware, but that could cease to be the case under a directive passed by the Sussex County Council at their Tuesday, Jan. 8,...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:04am

County approves medical facility near Bayside

The Sussex County Council on Jan. 8 granted unanimous approval of a conditional use for PMP Associates, which plans to bring a facility for healthcare and medical offices to a location near the intersection of Routes 54 and 20.

The 33.04-...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:03am

Fenwick discusses parking, voting issues

Fenwick Island’s Charter and Ordinance Committee met Tuesday, Dec. 4, to discuss several issues, including the town’s parking situation — primarily east of Coastal Highway — and voter eligibility.

“The parking situation is something that...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:37am

Medical facility planned near Bayside

If two Wilmington dentists and their oral surgeon partner have their way, 33 acres of undeveloped land off Route 20 could become home to medical facility designed to house multiple medical specialties, an imaging center and an acute-care facility...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:18am

Water park, mini-golf revamp gets planning approval from county

The Viking Golf Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark have been landmarks of the area for nearly 20 years, sitting at the intersection of Routes 1 and 54, ready to tempt vacationing families with its water slides, miniature golf and concessions...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 4:47am

Re-vamp proposed for mini-golf, waterpark

County planning officials deferred again last week a decision on a proposed revamp to the 20-year-old Viking Golf Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark at the intersection of Routes 1 and 54, just outside Fenwick Island town limits.

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Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:29am

Fenwick starts town-wide recycling effort

On Friday, Aug. 24, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to accept a town-wide, two-year recycling contract with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority. Participation by the town, though voluntary among individual citizens, was dubbed “...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:25am

Cropper recalls a life at the lighthouse

I had a sense of déjà vu in talking with Oliver Cropper of Fenwick Island, a feeling that I was sitting across from my own grandfather, asking him about his childhood and how things have changed since then. Cropper is well-known in the Selbyville...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:30am

Updated Fenwick council to take a look at recycling

Fenwick Island may be implementing a voluntary, town-wide recycling program, depending on the results of Friday’s council meeting, on Aug. 24 at 3:30 p.m. As part of the agenda, the council will take a look at a proposed contract with Delaware...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:26am

Fenwick lighthouse receives new caretakers

Inside the gates of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, a small wheel that was once used to mechanically power the infamous light sits on display as a symbol of local history. Faded black-and-white photographs show keepers of the lighthouse dating...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:02am

Fenwick Island OKs outside dining

Despite opposition, Fenwick Island Town Council approved an ordinance on July 27, allowing restaurants within the town to provide outside dining. The ordinance was drafted at the request of Gabriel Mancini, owner of Mancini’s Family Restaurant....

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:03pm

Newcomer receives most votes in Fenwick

A record 460 Fenwick Island citizens voted in the town council election Saturday, placing a newcomer on the bench and leaving out a veteran of the seven-person council.

Todd Smallwood, a 39-year-old businessman and council rookie, received...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 12:55pm

Fenwick candidates get their say on issues

Five candidates will vie for four spots in Fenwick Island’s election in voting from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at town hall. Four of the candidates have already served on the council. Two candidates are currently serving. One candidate has never...

Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 1:59pm

Property owners approve sewer district

Local property owners approved the creation of a new Sussex County centralized sewer district west of Fenwick, near Roxana, on Saturday by a vote of 243 to 87. Officials will begin construction on the Johnson’s Corner sewer district in the spring...

Friday, July 27, 2007 - 7:16am

FIBP takes honors in competition

The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol’s lifeguard competition team garnered top finishes in five events, in competition on July 11, and qualified for the national championships in those five events.

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A local...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 6:00pm

Residents to vote over Johnson's Corner sewer

Salvatore and Carmelita Liberto moved from a troubled Baltimore neighborhood on May 15, 2002, into a home in Fenwick West, off of Route 20. Retired, the two do not work and live on a fixed income. But on Saturday, they will be two of hundreds of...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:22pm

Fenwick selling stuff online

Fenwick Island’s Web site is beginning to look a little like eBay. In an effort to make the town’s operations more efficient, new Town Manager Tony Carson has set up an online bidding system to rid the town of older, unneeded items. Instead of...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Holes in the sand: fun or hazardous?

Toting popular plastic shovels, cousins Kyle Trout and Tim Brooks, both 8 years old, stood knee deep in a hole they had dug in Fenwick Island’s beach on Saturday while their parents lounged in chairs nearby. Sitting in the shallow hole with...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Annual 4th of July parade a cool change

Mother Nature spared participants in the annual Bethany Beach Fourth of July parade last week, with mild temperatures and refreshing breezes uncharacteristic of the first week of July at the Delaware shore. Bright sun, however, highlighted the...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

First day fruitful for farmers' market

The opening day of the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market was just peachy for the local farmers, farm families and food producers who came out to sell their produces directly to the public on Sunday, July 1.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Frederick, Carmean to run again in Fenwick

After vacating their seats on council last year amid strife, Pete Frederick and Vicki Carmean, the duo one town official described this week as “oil and water,” will be among the five candidates vying for four spots in Fenwick Island’s Aug. 4...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm