Parsons’ Produce finding first strawberry season sweet

It’s strawberry season on Delmarva, and if you blink, it’ll be over.

Coastal Point photos • Monica Fleming
Gina Calloway, Parsons employee Heather Hitchens and Michelle West, above, with fresh-picked strawberries at Parsons...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:36am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

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

IR Honor Society inducts 38 more students

With more than 80 students representing Indian River High School in the National Honor Society (NHS), Monday’s induction ceremony proved that one school can never have too much perfection. In all, 38 new NHS members made their way across the...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:10am

Lord Baltimore Elementary students learn to 'Just Say No'

The fourth- and fifth-graders of Lord Baltimore were treated to a special presentation on April 17, of “Tar Wars” a nationwide program that started in Colorado, designed to educate America’s youth about the dangers of smoking.

Dr. Cedrick...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:04am

Tot Time on Tuesdays with Ms. Dorothy a hit at Frankford library

After 28 years of teaching — four at the high-school level and 24 in a Lutheran school, teaching 3- to 5-year-olds in the Springfield, Va., and Washington, D.C., area — Dorothy Fisch was ready for retirement… or at least semi-retirement.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:52am

Officials take on more extensive cancer survey

As a follow-up to last summer’s report of a cancer cluster investigation in the area of the Indian River Power Plant by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health, a comprehensive survey is now being conducted across Sussex...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:13am

Spring a new start for Bennett family farm tradition

Hail Bennett — the oldest son of Carrie and Jim Bennett, of Bennett Orchards near Dagsboro — was just 10 years old the last time his family planted peach trees, in 1996. This time, the “constant cycle” of planting and growing came full circle for...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:16am

Kleinstuber named Teacher of the Year

Kim Kleinstuber, a fourth-grade teacher at Frankford Elementary School, was recently picked as the school’s Teacher of the Year. In order to win the honor, a teacher must be nominated by a student, parent or fellow teacher. Through the nomination...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:44am

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

In Frankford, 'Mr. Holland's Opus' means mariachi

Thanks to a Melody Program grant award from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, third-graders at Frankford Elementary School received instruments earlier this year that have enabled them to start a mariachi band.

According to the foundation...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:52am

Scott A. Mitchell, 44

Scott A. Mitchell, 44, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Georgetown, Del. He was a laborer for various construction businesses. He was an avid sportsman who was a kid at heart and enjoyed taking his children and nephew...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:27am

Davis E. ‘Dave’ Collins, 64

Davis E. “Dave” Collins, 64, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He had worked for the Delaware Department of Corrections for 24 years as a correctional officer at Sussex...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:55am 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to 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

Route 113 study drives Frankford planning

Frankford Town Council and Planning Commission members came together on April 17 to continue work on the town’s comprehensive plan update, which has been on hold since December. However, the bulk of Tuesday’s meeting focused not on the town’s...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:27am

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

Frankford gets its new water plant up and running

Frankford’s new water plant is in transition and on target for its final phase of development, officials reported at their Sept. 10 town council meeting. The project is earmarked for completion by January of 2008.

The new plant was turned...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:47am

Frankford motorcycle shop owner charged with theft

The owner of Frankford motorcycle repair business was arrested on two felony theft charges last week after a Delaware State Police investigation revealed that he had taken money for services and parts but never provided them, according to state...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:35pm

New commercial center planned for Frankford

Those who pass through Frankford along Route 113 may notice that the old Banks Company appliance store is currently under renovation.

Millsboro-based East Side Developers took on the job and the project should be completed in November,...

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

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

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

Townhome development presented to town

Plans to build a 57-unit townhome development on Beaver Dam Road, adjacent to existing Millville town limits, came up for review by the town’s annexation committee and other neighboring property owners at a June 21 meeting.

The nearly 11-...

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

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

Frankford trash change deemed a success

On May 29, Waste Management collected their cans and made way for Frankford’s new trash service — Moor Disposal.

Moor Disposal began service that morning and did a great job, according to town manager Terry Truitt. They missed only two...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro, Frankford to meet on bypass issue

Omar resident and local farmer Jim Bennett has been working for three years on the state’s U.S. Route 113 North-South Study, as a part of the Millsboro-South area working group.

But in the last few weeks he’s made some much-desired...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:44am

Frankford council to revisit police hiring

Frankford Town Council members are on the cusp of deciding whether or not to hire a police chief for the town. But they decided at their April 2 meeting to table that decision until the town’s financial picture is a little clearer.


Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:55am

Volunteers help students … once again

Efforts of community volunteers are felt daily within local schools. Some coach Indian River School District sports teams. Others serve as mentors for students of all ages in every district school. A few provide monetary support and tools...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

New council brings optimism to Frankford

Two new members of Frankford’s Town Council were sworn in at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. Cheryl Workman and Vincent Leon-Check filed uncontested for the council positions previously held by Town Council President Robert...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford program helps students

Helping a Frankford Elementary student complete a reading assignment on Monday morning, Joanne Busalacchi wore a sweatshirt that read: “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”


Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford principal receives special invite

About 9 p.m. on Monday night, Frankford Elementary Principal Duncan Smith was sitting innocently with his wife in his home when the phone rang. To say the least, it was an unexpected call.

Smith had been invited to attend President George...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford school again rewarded for success

Frankford Elementary School has done it again. Adding to its long list of awards and honors, school officials learned earlier this month that, for the second year in a row after winning the national distinction, that the school has been named a...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford Elementary to be featured on TV

More than three-quarters of Frankford Elementary school’s student population is on the school’s free or reduced-price lunch program — a measure of their poverty level. Almost 40 percent of the population is Hispanic, many of whom first enroll in...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford still waiting on water project

There was little to say about the updates on Frankford’s ongoing water plant project at Monday night’s council meeting. “It’s about getting the engineer and contractor on the site together,” said Town Council President Robert Daisey. “It doesn’t...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sussex holding grant hearings

Selbyville officials recently sent a list of roughly 15 homes to the Delaware State Housing Authority. On the list are regular violators of town code who, according to Selbyville Town Manager Gary Taylor, have resisted requests from town...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford sex offender arrested by state police

Delaware State Police arrested a 43-year-old Frankford woman last week as a part of an operation to find 14 sex offenders statewide who failed to verify their addresses for a state audit.

Cheryl Jarmon, a Tier II (moderate risk) sex...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford citizens take aim at drug problem

Frankford citizens gathered at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Center on Thursday night, Oct. 12, to discuss what can be done to stamp out the drug problem in the town.

“Drugs have been a continuous problem and issue in this community,” said...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford's Timmons heading for Japan

Growing up as the daughter of an Army colonel, Karen Timmons saw her share of the world. She learned the Spanish language in her adolescence living in Argentina and Ecuador. She saw the beautiful landscapes of Germany when her father was...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford improvement effort hits legal snag

In an attempt to locate and improve uninhabitable dwellings in Frankford, town council members have found themselves stalled.

Assistant Town Solicitor Rob Robertson stated to council on Monday, Oct. 2, in a letter signed by Town Solicitor...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford Elementary garners award

After again receiving the state’s highest accountability rating following another year of impressive test scores, Frankford Elementary School officials received more good news Tuesday. The Indian River school will receive a $10,000 grant, as well...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford council looks into police, car

Members of the Frankford Town Council agreed at their monthly meeting on Aug. 7 to continue to look into both hiring a police officer and purchasing a used Crown Victoria police vehicle for that officer to use.

Police Commissioner Greg...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River students rates among the state's best

Improvements and accomplishments in the reading and math portions of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) highlighted Indian River School District’s 2006 scores, which were released July 20. Despite the fact that more than 40 percent of...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Funding the issue for all day kindergarten

Local school boards will have the final vote to confirm if school districts want to implement a full-day kindergarten program, according to a bill passed in the General Assembly and sent to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner last week.


Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Three killed, five injured in accident

Three people were killed and five were injured on June 8 in a two-pickup truck crash near Frankford that occurred at about 6:35 p.m. Frankford resident Freiner Rosales, 21, who was driving the Dodge pickup involved in the accident and two of his...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford council looks to improve town services

The Frankford Town Council took the initial steps towards having better-quality water this summer and to lower electric costs for small business at a June 8 meeting.

The council is looking into purchasing a hydrant diffuser to blow off...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Police hook Frankford-area prostitution ring

Delaware State Police officers arrested two women on Sunday, March 19, at 214 Twin Cedars Apartments near Frankford, in relation to a regional prostitution ring.

Elizabeth G. Cabrera, 25, of Puebla, Mexico and Silvia L. Martinez, 27, of...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donated equipment helps Frankford students

Mario Lagunes is like any other kindergartener at Frankford Elementary. He arrives to school each morning ready and willing to learn. He takes part in all of his class’ exercises, learning how to pronounce letters and words correctly and he is...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm