Fenwick Island

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.


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


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.


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.

Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO
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

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.

Special to the Coastal Point •...

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

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

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

Boyden appointed Fenwick chief of police

The audience at Fenwick Island’s town council meeting last Friday stood and cheered when Mayor Audrey Serio announced that Sgt. William Boyden would replace former Police Chief Colette Sutherland as head of the Fenwick Island Police Department,...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany farmers' market to open Sunday

After weeks of anticipation and months of work, the inaugural Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is set to open, from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 1, in the Mercantile Peninsula Bank parking lot in town. The market will run for eight consecutive...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Fenwick preparing for annual bonfire event

Only weeks after Selbyville hosted its 51st annual Old Timer’s Day, another traditional local event is nearing. Compared to Old Timer’s Day, though, the Fenwick Island bonfire is still in its blooming stages it but has hit a milestone with the...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Fenwick gets it right with Boyden

Sometimes, the best choices are right in front of our faces. This time, it was recognized quickly and acted upon in the right manner.

The Town of Fenwick Island, apparently surprised recently by the decision of Fenwick Island Police Chief...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island to step outside boundaries?

Earlier this year, a Center for the Inland Bays subcommittee recommended action to protect the environment through this year’s Sussex County Comprehensive plan update. Fenwick Island Town Council last Friday discussed endorsing those...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Honoring and remembrance part of weekend events

Fenwick Island’s Memorial Day service may only be five years old, but the event has been quite a celebration since its start. This Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m., the tradition will continue in the park beside the Fenwick Island Town Hall.


Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:11am

Lions serve breakfast, generosity

“We Serve” has been the motto for Lions Club organizations around the country, and Fenwick Island’s own Lions group is doing just that next Saturday — serving breakfast, that is.

The Fenwick Island Lions Club (FILC) annual Pancake...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:58am

Towers lauded by emergency providers

Communication towers standing 400 feet and 480 feet tall, respectively, in Bethany Beach and Williamsville could be up by this fall and operational by early next year. State consultants said at an Ocean View public workshop last week that the...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:41am

Flagship redevelopment concept opposed

A conceptual plan to allow commercial properties within Fenwick Island to redevelop closer to Route 1, to create a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape, met opposition from town residents and business owners last week.

Town comprehensive...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:35am

Carson joins Fenwick as Town Manager

After months of planning, interviewing and set of lifestyle changes for at least one person, new Fenwick Island Town Manager Anthony Carson started work this week.

The town’s first town manager, a former Ohio resident with 11 years of...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Residential use invades commercial zone

Fenwick Island businessman Tim Collins built Southern Exposure Seaside eight years ago, on Dagsboro Street. Before the true residential housing boom set in, he made a decision to build a second Southern Exposure — a move he might make with...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Fisher's to 'pop' up in new Fenwick location

Fisher’s Popcorn in Fenwick Island is anxiously awaiting construction of their new building, with a move planned from the bay side of Coastal Highway to the ocean side. The three-story building, currently under construction on the southeast...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Jimmy's Kitchen: waking up the shore

It hardly seems like a time frame that any restaurant owner could advertise and get by on: 6:30 a.m. until 1 in the afternoon. But for Jimmy Mourlas, owner and head chef of Jimmy’s Kitchen in Fenwick Island, business has been quite prosperous...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Catch 54 looks to reel in business in Fenwick

What’s left to do once you have landed two local televised food shows, contribute your knowledge of cuisine to columns in local newspapers and magazines, and establish three well-known restaurants along the Delaware shore? If you’re restaurateur...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

ResortQuest moving — across the street

ResortQuest Delaware is opening its third Route 1 office in Bethany Beach in April. Located between Route 1 and Pennsylvania Avenue, across from Edgewater House on Sea Colony’s oceanfront, the new office will be the base for the company’s future...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm