Arts & Entertainment

Civil War Profiles: ‘Here come the Rebels! — The march to Gettysburg begins

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fought and won the battle of Chancellorsville in early May 1863. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s outnumbered army defeated its Union opponent; however, it sustained nearly 13,000 casualties in the process.


Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:36am

‘Ping Pong Summer’ premieres in OC, comes to the Clayton

Coastal Point • Submitted: Rad Miracle dances to some ’80s hip-hop in ‘Ping Pong Summer,’ a movie set during an Ocean City summer in the 1980s.How do you define a nostalgic summer in Ocean City, Md.? For filmmaker Michael Tully, it’s beach days,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:33am

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm

Cornhole tournament to benefit Russell White scholarship

Coastal Point • File Photo: The ladies of the Xi Upsilon sorority pose for a photo in the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall during the fourth annual cornhole tournament, last year.This weekend, the Xi Upsilon sorority will host its...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:46am

Wine and beer tasting to raise money for Rotary Club

This Saturday, beer and wine lovers will have the opportunity to sample some tasty libations, for the sake of a good cause. On Saturday, May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Southern Sussex Rotary will host a craft beer and wine tasting at Costa Ventosa...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:44am

CoCHILLa to feature local musicians’ work

This weekend, residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to sample the talents of some of the area’s singers and songwriters at a unique free event, when the Big Chill Surf Cantina in Rehoboth Beach will host the second CoCHILLa event...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:08am

Civil War Profiles: A post-war lynching in Delaware

The end of the Civil War did not bring a complete halt to the massive loss of life that took place during four years of conflict. Animosity between the races frequently led to unbridled mob rule and lynching of African-Americans, as well as...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:04am

Get to know the talent at the 2014 Artisans Fair

Coastal Point • Submitted: Above, Marcia Cupschalk returns to this year’s Artisans Fair, to be held at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School. Cupschalk creates fine art and jewelry and is known for her kumihimo braiding used in her jewelry.Growing...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:58am

Operation SEAs the Day prepares for Warrior Beach Week

Coastal Point • Submitted: Operation SEAs the Day participants enjoy a personal watercraft ride in the Indian River Bay.The Bethany Beach area has become a place of respite and peace for many visitors — so much so that a number of nonprofit...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:56am

Maryland-filmed Western to premiere at Clayton

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Day of the Gun’ will be shown at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro on Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26.Dust off those spurs and don’t forget the popcorn as the Clayton Theatre presents “Day of the Gun...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:52am

Millsboro Country Festival to return this fall

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: During last year’s Millsboro Country Festival, Joshua Johnson, 10, of Long Neck competes in a Redneck Challenge, throwing remotes.This September, the Millsboro Country Festival will return to bring fun and a little...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:35am

Elementary students to perform with MSO for Freeman’s opening night

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Julien Benichou rehearses with John M. Clayton Elementary School students last week in preparation for the Freeman Stage opening night.For its official 2014 opening...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:27am

Tickets on sale for Dirt Road Outlawz concert in Millsboro

Attention country music fans: The Dirt Road Outlawz will be holding a special concert at the Millsboro Town Center on Aug. 16.

“We were thinking about something to prep a month ahead of time for the Millsboro Country Festival that’s coming...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:50pm

Millsboro Chamber to host spelling bee June 12

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is set to test the spelling acumen of local teams, with its team spelling bee competition, set for June 12.

“When I was president, I was looking for a new event. I looked around at many other...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:43pm

Student musicians bringing ‘Movie Magic’ to IRHS

Coastal Point • File Photo: The cast of a previous Indian River High School ‘Movie Magic’ show dons masks for ‘Masquerade.’Indian River High School is ready to put on a show and, this time, students looked to the “silver screen” for inspiration....

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:32pm

Legion offers chance to boogie like it’s 1969

Those looking to get down this weekend can boogie over to American Legion Auxiliary Post #24 on Sunday, May 18, to “Party Like it’s 1969.”

“We were playing the jukebox, and everyone was singing along with it. I said, ‘You know — we’ve...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Annual Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

Test Test Test

Coastal Point • Submitted: The annual Artisans Fair will be held at Lord Baltimore Elementary School this year and will feature all kinds of arts and crafts, including this piece, ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ fabric wall art by Janice Itzel.Now in...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:27pm

IRHS students to ‘prom’enade along Bethany boardwalk

Indian River High School students will enjoy an elegant beachside stroll on Saturday, May 10, as the school for the first time hosts its prom Grand March on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach.

“What’s better than to bring out hundreds of kids...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:59am

Flower and bake sale to support Indian River VFC

Those looking for last-minute treats for the mom in their lives can head out to the annual Mother’s Day Flower & Bake Sale fundraiser hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Indian River Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, May 10, in Long Neck....

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:43am

‘A family of many patriots’: An interview with ‘Capt.’ Glenn Layton

Glenn Layton — former president and current member of the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table — is proud of the generations of his family who defended their country, including service in the Union army during the Civil War. For the past...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:04am

Gardeners by the Sea offer plant parents the chance to adopt hydrangeas

Those looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift need look no further. For the second year, Gardeners by the Sea will be holding their Adopt a Baby Hydrangea sale, this weekend.

“We’re always looking for innovative fundraising ideas, and...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:02am

Barefoot Gardeners plant sale is for green thumbs and sandy feet

Kids, or kids at heart, can get a last-minute gift for Mom, or let her choose, at the Barefoot Gardeners Garden Club annual plant sale, on Saturday, May 10, in Fenwick Island.

“There are quite a few small ones that people can get for...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:01am

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival offers tastes, courses for the curious

Calling all foodies: The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival is coming to Delaware next week, with four days of events at more than 40 venues stretching from the Main Line of Pennsylvania to the Delaware beaches.

“It came out of being that...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:56am

World Fair Trade Day event returning to South Bethany

World Fair Trade Day celebrates food, art and fair trade for all, and all are welcome Saturday, May 10, at Made By Hand, South Bethany’s international cooperative that sells fair-trade craft pieces from around the world.

Owner Kimberly...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:55am

Homecoming offers history and fun to Ocean View and beyond

This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will hold its 5th Annual Homecoming event.

“Homecoming began somewhere in the early 1900s,” explained Richard Nippes, president of the Ocean View Historical Society. “It was primarily created because so...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:48am

Local scout organizes soccer event with a larger purpose

Lee Downs, a 15-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 2540, has been working hard to reach his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Downs, currently a Life Scout, will be hosting a free soccer shootout on May 10 at the Sussex Academy soccer field, to promote...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:46am

Talking turkey with the Backwoods Crew’s Colin Herlihy

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Backwoods Crew's Colin Herlihy (right) and Paul Daisy (left) show off a 21-pound bird harvested on the first day of the season.When local pro surfer and Sussex County outdoorsman Colin Herlihy isn’t busy getting...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:40am

CIB to host 10th annual Native Plant Sale this weekend

This Saturday, the Center for the Inland Bays will hold its 10th Annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale.

On May 3, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the James Farm Ecological Preserve near Ocean View, the CIB will host five nurseries...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:55am

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:54am

Food Network featuring DiFebo Osias on May 12

Special to the Coastal Point • Food Network: Lisa DiFebo Osias, far right, stands with her fellow competitors during the filming of ‘Kitchen Casino.’

Update: “Kitchen Casino” will now debut local chef Lisa DiFebo Osias on Monday, May 12, a...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:18am

CIB to host cocktail party to celebrate 10 years of native plants

The Center for the Inland Bays will hold a cocktail party on Friday, May 2, prior to their 10th annual Native Plant Sale.

“We have been doing the plant sale for 10 years now, and we thought it would be a fun way to celebrate that, as well...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:06am

Artist on the ball with one-man show

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Jeffrey Moore will showcase his art in the Scott’s Chapel Gallery at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach from April 27 to May 28. Moore regularly features beach balls in his watercolors, digitally...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:02am

Maryland, Delaware surfers go digital with ‘90 Seconds’ movie contest

The modern-day surfer has certainly had his fair share of hardships. First, he had to save Trestles. Then, he had to start scheduling doctor’s appointments for antibiotics prescriptions immediately following post-rainstorm surf sessions. Today,...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:46am

Centenarian recalls WWII Russian concentration camp

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Katherine Riedlbauer recounts some of her memories from her time in a Russian concentration camp during World War II.When Russian soldiers arrested Katherine Riedlbauer’s entire village in World War II Yugoslavia,...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:42am

Civil War Profiles: A Delaware POW returns from captivity

Survival during the Civil War was not an easy task, especially given that the risk of being killed, wounded or a victim of disease was constantly present. For many soldiers, an even less-desirable fate was incarceration as a prisoner of war....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:17am

‘Great minds ink alike’

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Right Coast Tattoo artists Jeff Brown (left), Todd Noble (center) and Adam Weir (right) pose for a shot at their Fenwick Island-based shop. Below, Noble represents his shop with some Right Coast ink.Over the...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:28am

Mariner's Bethel to host Easter concert April 13

Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View will host an Easter concert on Sunday, April 13.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 7:57am

Beach Boys, Barenaked Ladies, Jennifer Nettles to star at Freeman Stage

Big things are on the horizon for the Freeman Stage at Bayside. Whether people want to rock out or relax, they’ll have plenty of options when the Freeman Stage hosts 10 national recording artists among nearly 50 performances this season.


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:05pm

Local dance teacher driven by her students

Coastal Point • Submitted: Erin Vitalos, back center, is surrounded by her X Squad Dancers at a competition.Erin Vitalos started dancing when she was 3 years old. At 10, she started training three days a week in New York City. She was awarded a...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:34am

Civil War Profiles: James Tilton, M.D. — ‘Delaware’s greatest physician’

Tilton General Hospital in Wilmington, named after the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, was the primary medical facility in Delaware during the Civil War (see “Tilton General Hospital, a haven for Civil War casualties,” Coastal Point, Aug...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:16am

Prayer shawl workshop offered to the community

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The women of Mariner’s Bethel Prayer Shawl Ministry gather once a month to knit and crochet prayer shawls to give to those in the community who are celebrating a joyous occassion or going through a difficult time...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:12am

BART to present local cast in ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Director Rusty Hesse, far left, poses with the cast of ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ at a recent rehearsal.The Bethany Area Repertory Company (BART) is concluding its 2013-2014 seminal season at the...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:57am

Springtime Jamboree to benefit Dagsboro fire company

Calling all lovers of country, Western and gospel music: It’s almost time for the 32nd annual Springtime Jamboree.

Created more than three decades ago by now-state-Sen. Gerald Hocker to benefit the Lower Sussex Little League, the annual...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:16am

Civil War Profiles: Pea Patch Island in history and myth

As a heavily-laden ship made its way up the channel of the Delaware River around 1770, it foundered and broke apart on a mud shoal, dumping its cargo of peas into the water. When the peas sprouted, an island eventually emerged. Ergo, the legend...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:56am

Bay Forest shows some heat at chili fundraiser

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Cooks did not serve their own chili recipe, to prevent bias, so Bob Anderson, left, serves Chili Nite Chili at the cook-off.A warm aroma of spices, beef and tomato swept through the Bay Forest community, and if...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:46am

Library offers talk on political violence in the Middle East

Those who are interested in politics, and the current turmoil in the Middle East, will find an upcoming lecture at the South Coastal Library is tailored just for them.

“The United States & Political Violence in the Middle East” will be...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:42am

Local Band Spotlight: Tsunami Sunset has local teens playing regional music festivals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Alternative Pop/Punk band Tsunami Sunset is working on their debut album while playing regional events this spring. The band is made up by lead singer/guitarist Kevin Lundergan (left), drummer Jimmy Cooper (center...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:29am

Mocha magic wins at chocolate festival

Coastal Point • Submitted: Joost Elling of Joost Wafel Co. created these mocha, coffee, caramel and white chocolate treats that garnered first place at the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival in the Teen division.Joost Elling has gotten into the...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:06am

Chavatel attends AWP Conference in Seattle

Coastal Point • Submitted: Salisbury University student and Fenwick Island resident Caroline Chavatel (pictured second from left), poses with classmate Lauren Yarnall (far left), Professor John A. Nieves and Christa Spillson at Chihuly Garden...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:01am

Pet Corner: Saying goodbye

Unfortunately, saying goodbye to our faithful companions is something we all must do. Except for bird and tortoise owners, we generally outlive our pets. Saying goodbye is never easy, but with some careful planning it can be made a little easier...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:56am