Fenwick Island


Changes on tap for Route 54

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) has granted a “taproom” liquor license for what is slated to become Scotty’s Bayside Tavern, west of Fenwick Island on Route 54.

Commissioner John Cordrey outlined comments and concerns from...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Annual bonfire heats up Fenwick Island

The flames at the 3rd Annual Fenwick Island Town Bonfire were hot enough to scorch the hair off the arms of those toasting marshmallows.
Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus:
The Fewick Island Town Bonfire drew a crowd of beach-goers....

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Mason-Dixon Line myth exposed at beach

Dave Welsh and his family visited the Fenwick Island Lighthouse during their vacation, expecting to see the historical mark of the Mason-Dixon Line – widely known as the symbolic divider between the north and south during the Civil War.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Incumbents keep Fenwick seats

There will be no town council election in Fenwick Island this year.
In the absence of Council President Peter Frederick, Council Member Harry Haon announced during the president’s report at the June 24 council meeting that only four...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island approves $1.4 million budget

Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council approved a $1.4 million budget for the town’s 2006 fiscal year at their meeting Friday, June 24. The 6-0 vote (Mayor Peter Frederick was absent) reflected the lengthy process that involved input from the...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick shops present unique choices

The Hastings family — John and Teresa Callahan — have searched the world over for the best in women’s fashion, silver, gold and gemstones, and their ships have been returning to port in the Village of Fenwick for the past 32 years.
Coastal...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Junior lifeguard program beginning in Fenwick

Young aspiring lifeguards or even those with just an interest in lifeguarding have an opportunity to fulfill their needs and desires this summer.
Coastal Point • DAN GRAYBILL:
Fenwick Island Beach patrol Capt. Tim Ferry (with cap)...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bayside revealed

Carl M. Freeman communities welcomed a new addition to Sussex County on Sunday. Bayside’s model court opened on Route 54, several miles west of Fenwick Island, showcasing the five different home designs available and the Jack Nicklaus signature...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Storytime a success in Fenwick

Members of the Fenwick Island Parks and Recreation Committee declared the first storytime event of the summer season a rousing success.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Susie Henicle entertains children during storytime in Fenwick Island,...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

FenwickFenwick considers food, docks, and lifts

There were mixed reviews for two proposed ordinance changes in Fenwick Island at the June 24 town council meeting.

In both cases, further study and tweaking of the proposed ordinances were targeted as their futures, with a provisional...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Taste of Philly

Philly’s Finest, in the Lighthouse Cove shopping center (Route 54), offers north Delaware-south Pennsylvania cuisine, just west of the Route 1 hustle.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Brian DeLuca, Stephanie Maloney and Kevin Kelly, ready...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

New beach

Fenwick Islanders can breathe a sigh of relief.

Work on the planned beach reconstruction project for the town proceeded this week with the first in a series of pre-construction meetings set to get new sand pumping onto the beach in mid-...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

The light keeper

Ed Chiasson’s place on Route 54 is just beautiful — drunk drivers have smashed into his hedgerow a time or two, but other than that, it’s green and quiet, with extensive landscaping and flower garden.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY
Ed...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick drafts $1.437 million budget

Fenwick Island Town Council and Budget Committee members met Tuesday, June 7, to make final tweaks to the town’s budget for the 2006 fiscal year. The final draft budget is scheduled to be presented to the town at the council’s June 24 meeting, in...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

BFACC members welcome secretary of state to breakfast

The Hon. Harriet Smith Windsor stopped by Warren’s Station in Fenwick Island on June 2, for breakfast and an informal chat regarding her duties as Delaware Secretary of State.

Windsor gave a little personal background. A Millsboro native,...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick hosts Delaware MADD reps

Delaware Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) founder Dolly Banks addressed locals gathered for the Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on May 20 – two days after the eighth anniversary of the death of her 23-year-old son, Michael.
Coastal...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick officials discuss renovations

As promised at the April meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue of renovations to the town hall at a May 14 “workshop-without-agenda” (WWA).
Previously, Frederick had asked his fellow council...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick restaurant offers a bite ... and view

According to Shark’s Cove owner Eddie O’Malley, the view is the easy part. This upper story restaurant, just west of the “Fenwick Ditch” (and around the block on Bennett Avenue) hosts a natural panorama on the Little Assawoman Bay, and plenty of...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick considers outdoor dining seating

Fenwick Island Town Council Member and Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) Chairman Harry Haon asked his committee members a simple question: Was there a way for the town to allow restaurateur Gabby Mancini to accomplish the business...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Day to Remember--Fenwick restaurant celebrates Greek Easter

Things were jumping at Captain Pete’s last Sunday — it was Greek Easter and, like every year, owners Peter and Helen Charuhas made it a day to remember.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Lamb roasts at Captain Pete's on Sunday, April 30...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick makes move to expand dock allowances

Many Fenwick Island property owners who were not previously permitted to have a dock at their canal-side or lagoon-side properties may soon have that option. The Fenwick Island Town Council, at its April 22 meeting, heard a first reading of a...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick police to clamp down on alcohol

While thousands of Delaware high school students are preparing to attend proms in the coming weeks, the Fenwick Island Police Department, in partnership with the State of Delaware Office of Highway Safety, is preparing to make sure their special...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick business leaders brainstorm on future

Members of the Fenwick Island business community came together Wednesday, April 13, to discuss their vision for improving the town’s commercial area. The event was inspired by similar visioning workshops held for the town’s property owners in...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick prepares to cover its beach

With the summer only an arm’s length away, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Committee met April 9 to review lifeguard decorum and responsibilities, discuss plans for a July 2 community beach bonfire and set parameters for the planned junior...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island brainstorms on budget

The earliest stages of drafting Fenwick Island’s budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year began Saturday, April 2, with a workshop aimed at determining the town’s overall needs. The process should be approximately 30 days in length, targeting...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick blooming with beautification projects

With spring sprung in coastal Delaware, the attention of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee has turned to making the town even more clean, attractive and brightly blooming. Members of the committee met Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick signage talks proceed

Even Building Official Patricia Schuchman agrees it may be time for some accommodations in how Fenwick Island’s commercial signage works. But what those changes might be — and how they come about — is still in the earliest stages of discussion....

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Medians move forward in Fenwick

Fenwick Island Town Council tentatively awarded a $135,000 Route 1 median landscaping project to Greenscape Landscape at the March 18 council meeting.
Engineer Chuck Hauser of Davis, Bowen & Friedel (DBF) said he was still checking...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Chamber planning hardhat cocktail party

It’s been a noisy, dusty week at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Construction crews have torn out the old flooring and gutted the bathrooms in preparation for continuing renovations at the Visitors Center (Route 1, Fenwick Island)....

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick considers event for lighthouse

Fenwick Island Town Council heard a proposal for an “aquathlon” to benefit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse Foundation at the March 18 town council meeting.
Kent Buckson of Surf Racer Sports presented the plan for a half-mile swim/five...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick talks meetings and sporting event

A joking suggestion that members of the Fenwick Island Town Council lead off their March 12 “workshop without agenda” (WWA) by canceling the WWA actually got some serious attention from the council members.

The suggestion was made mostly...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick aims for green light on plan

With a colorful planting plan in hand, and discussions with landscaping consultants and Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) representatives behind them, members of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee have been raring to break...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick hears from DelDOT

Fenwick Island residents heard about Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) input regarding the median, crosswalks and traffic signals at the Feb. 25 town council meeting.

“We may or may not have trees,” Council Member Vicki...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick readies environmental brochure

“Refreshing surf — sunny days on the beach — gentle breezes on the bay — glorious sunsets” ...
When Fenwick Island Environmental Committee members describe their little “jewel by the sea,” these are some of its prime attributes.

The...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lukewarm reception for Fenwick trash

A proposal for a unified front against trash problems met a tepid response from members of the Fenwick Island business community at a Feb. 17 Community Liaison meeting.

Beautification Committee Chairwoman and Town Council Member Vicky...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Police, firefighters receive Valor awards

Representatives of local towns and public-safety organizations, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and its members gathered Friday, Feb. 11, to honor members of area fire companies and police departments for their work in the community...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick looks to beef up crowd

Fenwick Island Town Council Member Martha Keller would like more residents and property owners to attend council meetings. And she thinks that effort should start by having the meetings when more people are in town — namely on weekends, instead...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Mancini requests Fenwick's okay on patio

Fenwick Island doesn’t currently allow its restaurants to serve alcohol on outdoor patios, but if restaurateur Gabbie Mancini has anything to say about it, Mancini’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant will be the first in the town to do so....

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick renews cable contract with Comcast

Fenwick Island Town Council members voted unanimously at their meeting Friday, Jan. 28, to renew the town’s franchise agreement with Comcast cable television company. (Council member Chris Clark was absent.)

The town’s franchise agreement...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Ferry to head beach patrol in Fenwick

Fenwick Island has changed the procedures for selecting the people in charge of its beach patrol, and a familiar face will be at the head.
Ferry
Captain Tim Ferry was offered the position this year by recommendation of the town’s...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Report: Fenwick's finances in the pink

Major renovations to Fenwick Island’s accounting system have paid off for the town, with a clean review from the town’s auditor for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. In fact, the auditor had only one recommendation for the town: consider a higher-yield...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Winter driving tips offered in Fenwick

Winter driving tips were the topic for Sgt. William Boyden, public information officer for the Fenwick Island Police Department, at the town council meeting held Friday, Jan. 28. In light of recent snow and icy weather, he took the opportunity to...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

DelDOT responds to BFCC's center lane request

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce recently asked state officials to consider significant design modifications for an improved Route 26, just as that project began rolling ever so imperceptibly forward.

Delaware Department of...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm