Fenwick Island


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

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

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

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.

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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

Chamber honors local heroes with awards

The Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce took time Friday Feb. 10 to honor police officers and firefighters for their heroic work and outstanding performance with local companies hosting the third annual Valor Awards, recently renamed the Joshua M...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Board denies pool request near Fenwick

Dana Kishter’s neighbors in the unincorporated area of Fenwick Island say they’re full of sympathy for Kishter’s medical condition. The Bethesda, Md., woman is to undergo a bone marrow transplant and has been told by her doctors that she should...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Fenwick open house attracts crowd

More than 40 people attended an open house in Fenwick Island on Saturday, Feb. 3 to offer their vision and input on how the town should grow moving forward. Officials had hoped that Saturday’s meeting would begin a massive public-input gathering...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Breaking news: Billboard request denied

The Sussex County Board of Adjustments on Feb. 5 unanimously denied the application by Anthony Crivella for a special-use exception to allow a billboard on his property adjacent to Route 54 and the Little Assawoman Bay. Crivella withdrew his...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Fenwick open house scheduled Saturday

An open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Fenwick Island Town Hall will begin what officials hope to be a massive public-input-gathering phase of work on the town’s comprehensive plan.

The state-mandated plan — and the town’s...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Billboard request to be heard again

Many residents of Fenwick Island and its nearby communities have been awaiting — and dreading — the day when Anthony Crivella might again request the Sussex County Board of Adjustments grant him a special exception for a billboard on his property...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Farmers' market proposal welcomed in Bethany

Delaware Department of Agriculture officials are eager to continue expansion of the state’s farmers’ markets, and they want to make Bethany Beach one of the latest sites to bring farmers and consumers together over fresh fruits and vegetables....

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

RSVP officials speak on preparedness

Businesses are not more important than lives. That was one of the topics when April Willey and volunteer Erik Anderson from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program spoke last Thursday at the monthly Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Seaport Village Antiques bids adieu to Fenwick Island

With the closing date approaching in a matter of days, Seaport Antique Village is being stripped of what is left of their elegant collection.
The Fenwick Island landmark, along Route 54, has been a staple in the antiquing community, drawing...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tour giving thanks for local artists

This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the 12th annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), when 15 of the top artists and crafters in the state open their studios to the public.

The free tour runs this Friday, Nov. 24, and...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Fenwick comp plan work now under way

Roughly two-thirds of Fenwick Island’s property owners do not live in the Delaware coastal town full-time. Updating those taxpayers with meeting dates and comprehensive plan progress was a primary concern — among many — of the mostly full-time...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bear Trap brings back popular home tour

Village of Bear Trap Dunes’ home owners are looking beyond this holiday week toward the coming holiday season, and are again decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees and décor, as part of plans to host the fourth Bear Trap-sponsored...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Work on Fenwick comp plan starts Saturday

Fenwick Island residents, town officials and other interested parties will soon get to have their first say on a town comprehensive plan.

After delay beginning the plan and much discussion about the necessity of one, work on Fenwick...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Fenwick reports better-than-expected revenues

Fenwick Island residents received a little sunshine on a rainy Friday as Finance Administrator Gary Esposito announced a solid month for real estate transfer tax revenues, at the Oct. 27 town council meeting. According to Esposito, the previous...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Fenwick comprehensive plan to start soon

After months of discussion, the seven newly-appointed Fenwick Island planning commissioners and an Aspen, Colo., company will soon begin work on the town’s first, and state-mandated, comprehensive plan.

The plan will “lay the groundwork,”...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber golf outing popular at Bayside

The Bethany Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Fall Golf Outing next Thursday, Oct. 12, but spots are already limited in the popular event. Chamber officials said late last week that only six foursomes were remaining for the...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick holds off again on IPA

The Fenwick Island town council again put off the approval of a contract with the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA) for comprehensive plan work at the town council meeting on Friday, Sept. 22.

The state-...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sands Motel buyer asks for input

Fenwick Islanders have expressed increasing concern over the viability of the town’s commercial district in recent years, as the pace of commercial-to-residential conversion has accelerated under the weight of increasing residential property...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick still split on comp plan

Fenwick Island officials remain split on how to pursue some kind of town comprehensive plan, judging by commentary at a Sept. 9 workshop-without-agenda (WWA).

Former Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue at the WWA, saying council members...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick gives neither inch nor mile

Members of the Fenwick Island Board of Adjustments (BoA) were quick to respond to concerns about setback variances with a statement of fact: In the last two years, only a single variance has been granted by the board.

And they kept that...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island splits on planning process

Council Member Chris Clark might have unexpectedly become the first appointed member of Fenwick Island’s new Planning Commission at the council’s recent reorganizational meeting, but town officials appear to want to take further decisions on the...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Serio becomes mayor of Fenwick Island

Everything old is new again in Fenwick Island. In their Aug. 18 reorganizational meeting, the newest members of the Fenwick Island Town Council were sworn in and joined four continuing members to unanimously select veteran Council Member Audrey...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber wins national award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.

The ACCE hands out awards for...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Towns use internet to reach their citizens

It’s become a tool of convenience. People use the Internet to buy shoes, check the scores of sports games, book plane flights and even compare hotels without leaving their homes.

And sometimes, people even check agendas of upcoming town...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hurricane preparation key

A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Bunting, Tingle, Weistling elected in Fenwick

Fenwick Island has three new town council members set to come in at an Aug. 18 reorganizational meeting. With 266 votes cast at the polls on Aug. 5 and another 59 absentee-ballot votes counted, voters elected Gardner Bunting, Diane Tingle and...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Five to vie for Fenwick town council seats

Fenwick Island voters will take to the polls on Saturday, Aug. 5, to elect three new town council members to replace the three incumbents who stepped down this election season.

There are five candidates for the three seats, including long...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick to begin search for town manager

In a special town council meeting on July 20, Fenwick Island town council voted to approve a job description of a future town manager and start a search for qualified candidates.

A committee appointed by council earlier this year has been...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Businesses sign on for new rate

After receiving a rate of less than 10 cents for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s electric cooperative last week, Chamber Executive Director Karen McGrath jumped in her car, turned on her cell phone and started making calls.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jazz finds a home in Fenwick Island

Floating on the gentle breeze, jazz notes emanating from the Jazz Pioneers’ instruments put smiles on the faces of audience members at the Fenwick Island’s community park on Saturday, July 22. Four of the band’s seven members played at the free...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Co-op rate under 10 cents

Despite rising temperatures and growing concern in the Middle East region, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce has solidified a rate of 9.897 cents per kWh without a demand charge for the 76 members of its electric cooperative.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fenwick kicks off child ID program

The Fenwick Island Police Department has become the first police department in the state of Delaware to engage in a full-fledged digital child identification and safety program.

Officers kicked off the program on Thursday, July 13, with a...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm