Arts & Entertainment


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

Prisoners’ mural portrays Georgetown history

Delaware native and award-winning artist, writer and consultant Kay Wood Bailey, born in Wilmington and raised in Milford, became the first statewide Prison Arts Program Administrator in 1986 and served in that capacity for more than 15 years. A...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:18am

The Met offers opera to all — right here on Delmarva

Music fans don’t have to travel to New York City to enjoy the Metropolitan Opera. They can immerse themselves from the comfort of their local movie theater.

“Every time I go, I think, ‘More people ought to know about this. What a wonderful...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:15am

IR Variety Show is ready for the spotlight

Grab a seat in the dark, with a twinkle of light reflecting off the brass instruments and, as the lights rise, know that an entertaining night is ahead.

The Stage Band is ready to jam at Indian River High School. Curtains will rise on the...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:14am

Meant to mentor: Giving kids a boost at Phillip C. Showell

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Cheryl Carey, far right, won a Mentoring Coordinator award for helping inspire these Phillip C. Showell mentors, along with many others over the years.Around the table, several adults tell stories about their...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:08am

Millsboro artists capture life in color

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: A close-up of Darla Hilton’s, ‘Insomnia.’Color popped from the depths of works in Millsboro Art League’s 2014 Art Show & Contest. From warm-red parrots and orange-speckled ocean waves to expertly applied...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:23am

Civil War Profiles: The arrest and imprisonment of the Rev. Isaac Handy

When Civil War came to the United States in 1861, it brought along with it a fear of sedition, which prompted limitations in the freedom of expression. Officials in Washington were concerned that the language or conduct of citizens would...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:19am

Area kids rack up the ribbons at Selbyville show

Kids might say the darndest things, but they also create some incredible stuff.

The Selbyville Community Club put student art on display at the 10th annual Kids ART Month this month.

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Morgan Nutto...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:14am

‘What’s on tap?’: Beach Liquors crafts new way for customers to enjoy draft beer

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Phill Blush artfully pours a growler of the store's proprietary IPA from Mispillion River Brewing Co. — a new brewery in Milford. Beach Liquors will always have the brew available on tap and it will not be...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:08am

Kids ART Month rolls into Selbyville this Saturday

Every great artwork should have a place on the fridge, but more than 100 Selbyville students of all ages also have their work on display for Kids ART Month.

The Selbyville Community Club hosts the annual month-long celebration of student...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:20am

Eagle Scout stabilizes bank in Assawoman Wildlife area

Those who have visited Memorial Pond at the Assawoman Wildlife Area in the last six months have probably noticed a big difference in the pond’s bank. The tiered levels now leading down to the water are part of a bank stabilization project...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:13am

Local sisters excel in artistic endeavors, leading one to Oscar

Coastal Point • Submitted photos: Melanie DeForrest, left, worked on the Oscar-winning make-up crew on the set of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ while sister Maria DeForrest, right, (with daughter Chloe) has successfully pursued photography while...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:17am

Delaware exhibit offers close-up look at ‘Costumes of Downton Abbey’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: This harem pants outfit is a copy of an original post-Edwardian garment that highlighted Britain’s newly fashionable Persian influence. Downton’s Lady Sybil shocked her more traditional family members when she...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:56am

Local heroes have their day

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Those recognized at the 2014 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at Bear Trap Dunes last Friday, stand with their awards, and the people who nominated them. Police...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:27am

North Korea through a humanitarian worker’s eyes

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Heidi Linton fields questions about her quarterly trips to North Korea at St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island. Linton is the executive director of Christian Friends of Korea.The North...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:20am

Fun Car Rallye II to benefit Justin’s Beach House

On Saturday, March 22, the Fun Car Rallye II will be held to benefit Justin’s Beach House.

“We did this last year for them,” noted Bob Lueckel, who is organizing the event. “My wife and I, Nancy, we set up the rally and picked up the roads...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:58am

The legacy of Gov. William H. H. Ross

The Nanticoke River and its tributaries flow through historic Seaford, Del., once the home of William Henry Harrison Ross. Delawareans remember Ross as the former state governor, and many have visited his home, which still stands imposingly on 20...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:50am

Chocolate Festival returns to Rehoboth for 24th year

Calling all chocolate lovers: The 24th Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival will be held this Saturday at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

“The Chocolate Festival was originally started by the Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Library...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:09am

Conover to star in new Bravo series ‘Southern Charm’

Walking down King Street in the vibrant city of Charleston, S.C., Craig Conover keeps his sunglasses on and peers over his shoulder as he stops at Starbucks to order his morning coffee, before making his way to the Akim Anastopoulo Law Firm and...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:59am

The Beatles invading South Coastal Library, 50 years later

It’s been 50 years since the Beatles invaded the United States and started a revolution — both musically and culturally.

“Everybody has memories about the Beatles,” said Priscilla Scott, circulation supervisor and volunteer coordinator for...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Six area actresses to star in play about friendship and segregation

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Actresses Summer Okoye and Melony Showell perform in a scene at Possum Point Players from ‘Southern Girls,’ which follows the lives of six girls living in Alabama, and their struggles with segregation during the...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:53am

Civil War Profiles: ‘The end has come’ for Lincoln conspirators

There was no mystery as the trial of the seven men and one woman linked in a plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln concluded. As expected, it resulted in their conviction. Four sentenced to pay the ultimate penalty; three others jailed “for the...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:13am

Pet Corner: The Labrador retriever:?Still America’s top dog

The Labrador retriever has been the American Kennel Club’s (AKC’s) No. 1 registered breed of dog for more than 10 years. When you meet a well-bred Lab, it is easy to understand why. However, these days, it is also one of the most poorly bred dogs...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:40am

Civil War Profiles: The Lincoln conspirators on trial

Lewis Thornton Powell, George A. Atzerodt, David E. Herold, Samuel Arnold, Michael O’Laughlin, George Spangler, Dr. Samuel Mudd and a lone woman, named Mary Surratt, sat for some 50 days before a military commission that was hearing testimony...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:38am

Memories of WWII London linger with local woman

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Gwen Cavanna spent her teenage years in London and Buckinghamshire during World War II. Here, Cavanna shares her story with Point reporter Laura Walter.Gwen Cavanna was barely a teenager, living in London, when...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:44am

Civil War Profiles: Recollecting Lincoln ‘The Martyr’

“I am sitting in the President’s office. He was here very lately, but he will not return…”

With these somber sentiments, written on May 14, 1865, the perceptive New York World reporter George Alfred Townsend reminisced about Abraham...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:05am

‘From Football to Footy’

Six years as the sports writer for the Coastal Point. Ten summers as a chef at the Fenwick Crab House. Countless friends and family aiming to persuade him to stay — and an appreciation for properly-prepared Sussex County scrapple.

Coastal...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:52am

Civil War Profiles: Townsend pens tribute to Lincoln assassination sleuths

In a “letter” published in the New York World, George Alfred Townsend identified the conspirators engaged in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. On May 2, 1865, in “The Detectives’ Stories,” the journalist from Delaware lauded the...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:03am

Jammin in the kitchen with Fox’s Jon Yanek

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Fox's chef Jonathan Yanek poses for a photo's inside the kitchen at Fox's Pizza Den in Millville.A couple years ago, when Jammin Jon’s Island BBQ Restaurant & Sushi Bar in West Fenwick Island closed...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:33am

Millsboro Chamber of Commerce to hold sock hop Feb. 1

Calling all chickies, cool cats, greasers and motor heads! If you’re looking for a good time out on the town, then look no further. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Millsboro Sock Hop.

“Kevin...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:32am

Civil War Profiles: Unraveling a ‘dark and bloody plot’

George Alfred Townsend’s “letter” to the public titled “A Solution of the Conspiracy,” published in the New York World newspaper on May 2, 1865, concerning President Lincoln’s assassination, announced that “Justice and fame are equally and...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:32am