Arts & Entertainment


Mark Wong and Jerry Valme, of Hip Hop Fundamentals, interact with kids at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of a drug summit to reach children at a young age.

A summit for our kids

A child’s job, hip hop artist Mark Wong theorized, is to enjoy life.

“Can you do that if you’re on drugs?” he asked an energetic group of youngsters gathered in the gym at Lord Baltimore Elementary School for the Youth Drug Summit last...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:52am

Shoppers Sandy Stewart (right) and Yolanda Nock (center) shop for toiletries while Maya Maine (far left) checks out lip balm at the 2015 Holiday Expo.

Frankford fire hall hosting annual Holiday Expo event

The annual Holiday Expo at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is “our biggest one yet,” according to one of its organizers, offering more than 30 vendors and crafters as well as baked goods and of course, the Ladies’ Auxiliary’s famous chicken...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:27am

Mary Cannon, center, signs copies of the book ‘Willy's Neighborhood’ at a recent event at Bearhole Farms in Bayard, celebrating the book and the community that rallied around Cannon and her family when her late husband, Willy Cannon, was diagnosed with ALS. At her right is Bruce Hobler, who wrote the book and who read to Willy Cannon in the last several years of his life. At her left is book publisher Lois Hoffman.

‘Willy’s Neighborhood:’ A love story

On June 8, 2010, Willy and Mary Cannon sat in a doctor’s office and heard words they couldn’t even process: “Willy, you have ALS…there is no cure…you are going to die.” The Cannons, however, were not ready to accept such a dire prognosis.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:18pm

Ocean View plans scaled-up holiday event

By Susan Canfora
Staff Reporter

Like Santa’s scurrying elves, Ocean View town officials have been busy planning the first Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting, a larger and more festive celebration than events of past years....

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:31pm

Young bilingual author to present his latest book at library

Máximo César Castellanos, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, will present a reading from his latest book, “The Haunted Swamp,” at the Frankford Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m.

Yes, that’s correct — his latest book.

“The...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:57am

Local crafters set to offer gifts and more

Question: What do you get when you pair up a couple of serious crafters with a busy veterans’ organization?

Answer: The first-ever (at least, as far as she knows) craft show at the Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, according to Lois...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:27am

Millsboro police to host Halloween event on Oct. 31

The Millsboro Police Department, in partnership with local businesses, will host the town’s annual Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming children 12 or younger.

Dressed in costume, children may attend the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:03pm

Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach has been taken over by some bony-looking maintenance folks. Don’t worry — they’re just helping to prepare the town for the Wags, Witches & Warlocks event, set for Saturday, Oct. 26.

Bethany Beach ready to welcome Wags, Witches & Warlocks

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Bethany Beach will have officially “gone to the dogs” — and the witches, and the superheroes, and the ghosts and the goblins.

The town’s annual Wags, Witches & Warlocks celebration, which combines people, pets and...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:02pm

Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream gets approval

The owners of Shipwrecked Ice Cream have received final site plan approval to build a nautical-themed, 18-hole miniature golf course on the same property as the ice cream shop, at 3 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Becky and Patrick Adams...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:58pm

Frankford Fall Festival to feature costume parade, food

Don’t be alarmed by the scary clowns and grim reapers walking around Frankford this weekend.

They’re probably just heading for the Frankford Fall Festival, an annual event sponsored by Envision Frankford that includes a costume parade and...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:50pm

Smokey Hollow Bridal Show scheduled for Nov. 3

Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Barefoot Beach Bride, two local wedding resources, are hosting the Smokey Hollow Bridal Show on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. Smokey Hollow, located near Selbyville, is one of the newest wedding venues in...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:37pm

Salted Vines hosting fall events to benefit local causes

This fall, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery is hosting three events to support local charities including the Get Well Gabby Foundation, CAMP Rehoboth Community Center and Nemours Fund for Children’s Health at A.I. Dupont.

HalloWINE will...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:35pm

Participants in last year’s Cops & Goblins costume contest show off their hard work.

Cops & Goblins offering food, fun and more on Oct. 26

With the fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration just over a week away, Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin is encouraging the community to join in the fun of masquerading and trick-or-treating.

“I would like to personally...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:26pm

‘King Petty’ by Marc Clery for the Delaware State News will be among the many examples of Delaware photojournalism on display in the new exhibit.

Biggs Museum to open new exhibition featuring Delaware photojournalism

Coastal Point images among those on display

“News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. The art of photojournalism, especially in local newspapers, is under appreciated in American art museums even though they tell the stories that unify communities,” said...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:19pm

Banjo player looks to get himself in a jam(session)

South Bethany resident Bob O’Neill is looking for fellow musicians to play bluegrass.

A banjo player and recent retiree to the area, he’d like to see regular jam sessions — that get their name from musicians jamming, or crowding, together...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:58pm

Historical marker honors area’s Native American history

In an atmosphere of joyousness and respect for hallowed grounds where Native Americans once roamed, the Delaware State Historic Marker commemorating the Askekesky Reservation was unveiled this week.

Positioned in the triangular garden just...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:37pm

Barbecue fans to get a treat at annual Boo-B-Que

This year’s Boo-B-Que event at the Indian River Inlet, set for Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, may be a bit slimmed down, but the two-day barbecue competition will bring early Halloween treats for both barbecue fans and trick-or-treaters...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:23pm

Fall Festival to feature chicken salad, health offerings

Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville will host its annual Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 19 — and, once again, “Miss Charlotte’s chicken salad” will be a highlight.

“Her chicken salad is to die for,” church secretary Robin...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:14pm

FI Lions Club now accepting applications for parade

Preparations are under way for the annual Selbyville Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Fenwick Island Lions Club. The annual tradition will return on Wednesday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. on Church Street in downtown Selbyville.

The...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:12pm

Restoration of World War II Fire Control Tower #3 south of Dewey Beach is set to continue this fall, beginning with removal of the lights and removing 2 feet of sand deposited in front of the door by the Storm of '62.

Fire Control Tower #3 begins next phase of restoration

The Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, the Fort Miles Historical Association and DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation was set to enter the next phase of World War II Artillery Fire Control Tower #3 restoration this week. Tower #3 is...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:57pm

Civil War Profiles

Civil War Profiles

The Civil War according to ‘Gath’: Foraging in the countryside

As a reporter for the New York World, Delaware native George Alfred Townsend covered a Pennsylvania unit of the Union army operating in Northern Virginia during the Civil War...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:49pm

Civil War Profiles

Civil War Profiles

The Civil War according to ‘Gath’: On the job!

Delawarean George Alfred Townsend, who used “Gath” as a penname later in life, dove into his assignment as a war correspondent for the New York World newspaper in the Virginia...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:47pm

Ocean View revs up for Cops & Goblins event

The fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration is planned for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in John West Park. In the event of rain, it will be held the next day.

Guests can masquerade in costume and enjoy free...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:21pm

Millsboro to pay some of art league’s costs

Following testimony from area residents who praised the Greater Millsboro Art League, the Millsboro Town Council this week agreed to pay utility costs for the building, which is owned by the Town, so art league staff can afford monthly rent and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:18pm

Dana Smith’s art is featured prominently on marketing materials for this year’s Artisans’ Festival.

BBVFC Artisans Festival set for Saturday

The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary has been busy preparing for its popular second-season event — the 12th Annual Artisans Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The art and craft fair, which utilizes...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:13pm

Artist Jennifer Carter takes to the beach with her camera. Carter specializes in photography, watercolor, oils and murals, and is one of the original artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST). She will be joined by 12 other artists on the Nov. 29-30 tour this year.

SEDAST to celebrate a quarter-century of studio tours this November

On Nov. 29 and 30, the artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) will open their studios to celebrate the tour’s 25th anniversary by featuring some of the finest art in the area.

The tour started as a “grassroots”...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 1:45pm

Tiffany Studios’, ‘Woman with Wisteria,’ is a leaded glass peice that will be on display during the tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Gallery One offering bus trip to Chrysler Museum of Art on Oct. 15

Gallery One representatives this week announced that reservations are now open for their Oct. 15 bus trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler, they noted, is considered one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:31am

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will begin its 22nd season, starting Sunday, Sept. 29.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra to present new season

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) — the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Lower Delaware’s only professional symphony — is celebrating its 22nd season, offering concerts in Easton, Md., Ocean City, Md., Ocean Pines, Md., and Ocean View, and...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:24am

Frankford harvest

Rumbling down Frankford’s main street on Monday afternoon, this combine began its autumn corn harvest. Barry Mitchell of Frankford, who sharecrops the land, was hoping to finish all 16 acres in one day.

Sweeping through several rows of...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:18am

Rina Thaler’s watercolor, ‘Fenced In’ is just one of the paintings to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Dark Shadows’ exhibit.

Gallery One to explore ‘Dark Shadows’ in October exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October show, “Dark Shadows,” which will be open to the public Oct. 2-30.

“This month’s theme at Gallery One is not as ominous as it sounds,” gallery representatives assured. “...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Music, laughter, friendship forged the Mountain Boys

When Bob Barber talked about being a member of the band Millville Mountain Boys, it was with a kind of gentlemanly gratefulness.

“I can’t stop smiling when I’m there. It’s so relaxing,” he told the Coastal Point shortly before he died,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:10am

Cooley to show whimsical ceramics at Gallery One

Gallery One announced this week that Rehoboth Beach-based ceramic artist John Cooley has joined Gallery One. His work is now on displayed in the Artisan’s Room.

“The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View are excited to welcome John Cooley....

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:42am

Evergreene Homes hosted a Meet-the-Artist event on Saturday, Sept. 7, with Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

Evergreene Homes hosts Wisbrock, Rice at Meet-the-Artist event

Evergreene Homes on the afternoon of Sept. 7 hosted local artists Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice at the Tidal Walk community in Ocean View. Attendees of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival were invited to the Meet-the-Artist Happy Hour in...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:14am

The Greater Millsboro Art League’s Deb Doucette is looking for grants and public monies to make improvements to the building.

Millsboro Art League desperate for improvements

Touched by how much a mother, father and their children enjoyed Family Fun Night at the Greater Millsboro Art League, the way they gathered for dinner, then painted together, talking and laughing, without a cell phone in sight, Deb Doucette...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:52pm

Sign-language interpreter for Bruce in the USA show

To the delight of the deaf and hearing-impaired in the area, the Freeman Stage will provide an interpreter at the upcoming Bruce in the USA concert on Friday, Sept. 6.

“We’re really excited about it,” said Barbara White, who is hard of...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:49pm

Stalls and shoppers crowd the streets at a previous Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Sept. 7

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Schell Brothers will present the 41st Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Bethany Beach.

The annual event hosts more than...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:44pm

Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy members to perform with MSO

The Music School of Delaware announced that Southern Delaware members of its Suzuki Academy will join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in performance at The Freeman Stage on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Organized by Milford Branch Director Amos Fayette,...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:41pm

Elton John up next for Ocean Pines Players

With an eight-week run of an original play on the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk behind them, where they paid tribute to the women pioneers who they said all but made Ocean City the thriving resort town it is today, the Ocean Pines Players (OPP) will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:16pm

In October, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ at Gallery One

This month’s theme at Gallery One has a sky-high limit! The title of this month’s exhibit, “The Sky’s the Limit,” has as its origin a poker metaphor originating in the 1900s. Yes, according to Gallery One representatives, sky-high stakes poker is...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:04am

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

Laura Hickman’s ‘Farnyard Superlatives, Most Likely to Succeed'

It’s ‘Hip to Be Square’ at Gallery One in August

Gallery One recently announced the theme of its August show, “Hip to be Square,” open to the public July 31 through Aug. 27.

This month’s theme at Gallery One explores the idea of “being hip to be square,” both literally and figuratively....

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am

The Delmarvalous Dolls

Town of Bethany Beach to host annual Périers Day celebration

On Saturday, July 27, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach and Périers, France.

Périers, located in Normandy, France, was liberated by the U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:29am

No rockin’ chairs for this band of veterans

When they formed the Short Term Memories Band, the musicians, with jocularity, had a double meaning in mind.

They are of retirement age and their ability to remember fails from time to time, founder Gene Cousens said, laughing about...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

Jake Banaszak, left, Paul Weik, center, and B.J. Muntz, take a break at Hammerheads Dockside, where they play every Tuesday during the summer, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Lower Case Blues set to hit the Bethany boardwalk

Lower Case Blues (lcb) will be performing on the Bethany Beach bandstand on Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.

“I associate Bethany with the formal start of our music career, because it’s where we were first booked to play regularly, at the Big...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:58am

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has 4 decades with Springsteen’s E-Street Band. Now, he’s joining the Big Chill summer concert series, playing August 27th.

Big Chill Beach Club announces summer concert series

The second season of Big Chill Beach Club’s Summer MixTape Concert Series has arrived.

“Between our unique Sunset Celebration and great view of the striking Indian River Inlet Bridge and Atlantic Ocean, there is no better way to spend a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:57am

Judy Hagen, sculptor and co-owner of 2nd Time Designs, shows off a Red M&M’s mascot, in progress.

Lighthearted art made of heavy metal

There’s a mermaid in the Hagen yard — well, half a mermaid — sporting wildly curly red hair, spherical green eyes and plentiful lips that spit water into a pond below.

Emerging from the bow of a wooden boat, the myth of folklore, who Judy...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:10am

W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting ‘Talbot Street Pier.’

‘Bathing Beauties’ at Gallery One in July

Gallery One announced this week that the theme of its July show is “Bathing Beauties,” which will be open to the public June 26 to July 30.

“The title of Gallery One’s show this month reflects the season that is finally upon us in ways...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:44am

Cathy Jane Bostaph plays her homemade suitcase kick drum at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

Cathy Jane, a one-woman acoustic band, born to play music

Cathy Jane Bostaph carries the same suitcase to work from her home in Ocean View that her father did half a century ago from the family home in Scrubgrass Hollow in Western Pennsylvania. Her father was a door-to-door salesman with a suitcase full...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:51am

Christian youth group reaches out with ‘Battle of the Bands’

Bayside Chapel in Selbyville will be rocking on Saturday, June 1, as the FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts its first Battle of the Bands event.

The idea behind the “battle,” according to FORGE director Tara Schrieves, is simply “food...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:56pm

Scenes from a previous Seaside Craft Show give us a peak at vendors lining the boardwalk while patrons peruse their wares

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:53am