Fenwick Island

BREAKING NEWS: Winter storm warning canceled, possible snow event Tuesday/Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the area. The snow has stopped and roadway conditions have improved. Due to winter weather, the Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are closed on Saturday, Jan. 8....

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Weather warning upgraded, road conditions dangerous, libraries closed

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Storm Warning for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Up to 4 inches of snow is now forecast, with visibility potentially under a mile, and numerous accidents...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 3:20am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory for area, with snow, bitter temperatures predicted

The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather report that includes a Winter Weather Advisory for Delaware until 8 p.m. Saturday. Although this snow event is not expected to cause great disruption to the state, state officials are...

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 12:15am

Fenwick Freeze looks to heat up the weekend

As nearly a foot of snow blanketed the area this past week, the Fenwick Freeze, a New Year’s tradition, appears to be living up to its name. On Saturday, Jan. 1, daring divers will take the plunge for the seventh year, raising funds for the...

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 3:12am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions still treacherous; State offices, employees in Sussex on delayed start

While the limited state of emergency and driving warning was lifted Monday night in all parts of the state, some roads in rural areas remained unplowed or have been covered again by snow, so state officials said that motorists should drive only...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 11:38pm

WEATHER ALERT: State battles wind, drifting snow in recovery efforts; wind advisory in effect

High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect

With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and...

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:47am

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: December 26, 2010 Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers

December 26, 2010

Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 12:58pm

BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard Warning until Monday morning -- 12-18 inches of snow now predicted


Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:25am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow storm rapidly covering state; driving could be treacherous in all areas

The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 8:00am

WEATHER ALERT: Beebe Medical Center announces closings due to snowstorm

Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 7:52am

BREAKING NEWS: State braces for major snow storm; driving precautions urged statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for...

Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 2:06am

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday; hazardous road conditions reported


Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch in effect -- 6+ inches expected through Monday


Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 8:07am

Local realtor names president of CRS

For more than 25 years, Frank Serio has been an integral part of the area’s real estate market, and his dedication, knowledge and commitment was recognized and honored last month, as he was inducted as the 2011 president of the Council of...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:10am

Turkey Trot offers pre-cranberry calorie burn

There are some things that can be done ahead of time in order to stave off feelings of post-gluttony regret after the Thanksgiving feast. For example, the third annual Turkey Trot in Fenwick Island will be held Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:07am

Natural Solutions holding grief classes at Energy Gym

Grief is not something anyone really likes to talk about, although in time, it affects everyone indiscriminately. Whether grief stems from the loss of a loved one, divorce, separation or sickness, the holidays and the time leading up to them are...

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 3:21am

Lower Case Blues goes in for some High Stakes

“We like to welcome each new month with Lower Case Blues,” said Brian DeLuca, owner of High Stakes in Fenwick Island. “They play here on either the Friday or Saturday of every first weekend.”

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Lower Case Blues members,...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:54pm

Getting loco in Fenwick Island

Matteo’s Salsa Loco is enjoying new life at 305 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island – that’s the east side of Route 1 (Coastal Highway) at the corner of West Virginia Avenue in Lighthouse Square. Chef/Owner Matt Griffin is delighted with the larger...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:47pm

African sounds and dance feature of Oct. 9 festival

The Freeman Stage at Bayside will be celebrating the arrival of autumn with their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature crafts, singers and dancers, as well as fire equipment demonstrations from the...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:07pm

BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

Rt. 54 widening project moving forward

Those who bike, walk or drive along Route 54 may soon have an easier time of things, with the awarding of a contract last week to widen the road to include a center left-turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks.

DelDOT’s Route 54 Improvements...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 4:03am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.


Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Fenwick public service building heading to cost phase

On Friday, Aug. 27, the Fenwick Island town council held its regular monthly meeting, and Councilman Gene Langan presented a brief update on the preliminary design phase of the town’s future Public Service Building.

Soil bearing tests were...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:32am

Lobster Shanty gets cozy in West Fenwick

David and Janet Twining seized instant success with Nantucket’s restaurant in Fenwick Island when they opened it up 20 years ago, reproducing the taste and charms of New England. This summer, they’ve done it again with the trendy and casual...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:21am

Registration open for Coastal Cleanup volunteers

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 25th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the cleanup...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:45am

Freeman Stage honoring pop icons

Those who haven’t had the opportunity to attend a live performance of such pop icons as Billy Joel, Elton John or even Elvis Presley, likely won’t want to miss the upcoming concerts at the Freeman Stage.

For four evenings of entertainment...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:28am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

Ashcraft bringing ‘good fun’ to Bethany boardwalk

Randy Lee Ashcraft describes his kind of music as “good fun.”

“Whether we’re playing classic rock or country or ’60s, our motto is, ‘If we’re not having fun, they’re not having fun,” he said.

It is clear from watching his audiences...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:05am

Freeman Stage at Bayside to host Arts and Jazz Festival

The Freeman Stage at Bayside is gearing up to host its third annual Arts and Jazz Festival, beginning Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. The free two-day event runs until 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

The festival...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:59am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Fenwick Island to host annual boat parade

On Saturday, July 31, the Fenwick Island Yacht Club will hold its 5th annual Fenwick Island Boat Parade. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the parade will start at Sea Island, off of Schultz Road in Fenwick, and travel down numerous lagoons and, water...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:47am

Cottage tour ready to impress, again

Outstanding architecture, astounding landscaping, inspiring home furnishings and stunning design have all combined to make particular homes and dwellings some of the most sought-after and admired ones in the area. Next week, guests on the 19th...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:48am

Farmers keep busy with local markets

The Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach farmers’ markets are up and running, and word is spreading quickly. Sue Ryan has been seeing record numbers of customers in her shop, Good Earth Market, as a result of the farmers’ market’s exposure, and some...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:05pm

Playing in the water comes with its own risks

“It doesn’t make any difference … whether you are in a pool, or the ocean. It only takes a matter of seconds.”

The frustration is evident in the voice of Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Captain Tim Ferry, in speaking about water safety and...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:47pm

Pennsylvania family wins vacation in Fenwick

In June 2009, Karen DeRiemer took a chance. She entered her family in a contest to win a $10,000 dream vacation. HomeAway, a Texas-based company that matches travelers with vacation properties all over the world, sponsored the contest to give a...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:36pm

Old Fenwick Island Days turning back time

Fenwick Island is about to go back – back to when the Blue Sands Motel was Tingle’s Motel, back when Sea Shell City was simply Ruth’s Shell Shop, back when the Ric-Mar Motel and Seaside Country Store were the new places in town and Warren’s...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:09am

Renewable energy systems pose learning curve

Doing good deeds for the environment was certainly on the mind of Jeff Mumford of Warren’s Station restaurant in Fenwick Island when he first started researching renewable energy systems. Equally on his mind was the economic benefit and the...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:51am

Best friends reunite in Fenwick after 42 years

In 1968, Maryann Budko, Martha Leredu and Robin Fogel were the best of friends, graduating from Stamford High School in Stamford, Conn. Last weekend, the three reunited after 42 years apart, for a vacation in Fenwick Island.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:34am

Fenwick bonfire to support lifeguards

The Town of Fenwick Island will host its annual beach bonfire on Saturday, July 3, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dagsboro Street beach. The annual event raises money for the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol, to help offset costs of attending the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

Fourth of July celebration hitting the streets

This weekend, the nation will come together for reflection upon its independence – a time for families and friends to enjoy one another’s company. And there is no shortage of events at which to do so. Fenwick Island’s popular town bonfire will...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:55pm

Fenwick officials still struggling with wedding house

Fenwick Island is still grappling with the “wedding house,” one of two houses inside town limits that is currently being advertised as a wedding reception facility. Town Council Member Todd Smallwood informed the council at their June 25 meeting...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:53pm

Blue Scoop dishes up a treat ... for the environment

Nothing says summertime like a refreshing ice cream cone on a sweltering day, and the people behind Blue Scoop can attest to that. But the ice cream shop, situated beside Harris Teeter on Route 54 between Fenwick Island and Selbyville, Del., is...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:55pm

Markets offer farm-fresh foods all summer long

Summer officially kicked off last Monday and, with that, the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island farmers’ markets got under way. Each week this summer, through early September, farmers, growers and other local providers will bring their wares to the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:49pm

Fenwick purchases land for park

The Town of Fenwick Island went to settlement this week on the purchase of a lot on Cannon Street that will allow the town to expand its park amenities.

Town Manager Win Abobtt said the lot, which sits behind the Public Works building on...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:42am

Futons help customers rest easy in Fenwick

In the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Ellen’s Futon Wholesalers is well known as a furniture retailer. Now, they’ve taken their popular product to Delaware for the first time, with their recent opening in Fenwick Island.

Coastal Point

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:51am

Farmers’ markets abuzz in Bethany and Fenwick

A harsh and brutal winter has yielded to a welcome spring and a sunny summer, and local farmers and growers have been at the benefiting end of it all. Later this month, they will come together for another summer of farmers’ markets, offering the...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:55am

Tingles give back to two local towns

Lifelong local residents Clarence “Bud” Tingle and his wife, Diane, have made a habit out of serving their community: both are members of town councils in separate towns in southeastern Sussex County.

Coastal Point • Chris Clark

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:55am