Arts & Entertainment

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.


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.


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

Local Christian school teacher authors first book

Ocean View resident Joseph Scott has lived through many brushes with death throughout his life. In his first book, “Hello, Joe,” he recounts those experiences and tells the story of how, he said, he was shown the way to God and to figure out why...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:25pm

Redneck shindig offers dining, dancing and chance to ‘Get Down’

Back in the day, people would kick up their heels at community dances hosted by local fire departments. The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will reignite the tradition Friday, Jan. 17, as the RVFC Ladies Auxiliary hosts a “Redneck Get Down” dance...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:39pm

Clayton Theatre ready to go digital as fundraising goal nears

In just 12 months, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre has received an outpouring of support from the community that has shown that, even in the digital age, they want to see the Clayton’s marquee remain glowing.

“It has been a great year for the...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:22pm

Sister’s legacy lives on through volunteer group

Even during her toughest times, Ocean View resident Sue Parr loved volunteering at a Long Neck nursing home. It pulled her from the lows of vision impairment and supported her through chemotherapy. Today, it keeps her memory alive, as her sister...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:08pm

Civil War Profiles: The pursuit, capture and death of Lincoln’s assassin

The controversial head of the National Detective Bureau, Col. Lafayette C. Baker, was instrumental in tracking down the man who shot President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Officially, Baker was the...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:03pm

An Eskimo examined: Our in-house Inuit illustrates icy inheritance

As local New Year’s Day celebrants prepared this week to Exercise Like the Eskimos, one authentic local Eskimo reflected on his native culture and what it means to him. For 13 years, Shaun Lambert has been living in Delaware, more than 4,000...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:44am

Civil War Profiles: Who was John Wilkes Booth?

On April 27, 1865, George Alfred Townsend, serving as the Washington-based correspondent of the New York World, wrote the third of his “letters” to the public about the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Having previously reported on the...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:06am

Pet Corner: Don’t throw away — donate

Santa is going to bring your pets new toys and leashes and beds and more. Now is the time to go through your pet’s old toys and such and get rid of a few of them. But do not throw them away! Donate them to the local rescues.

Local rescues...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:13am

IR students ‘save Christmas’ with handmade toys

The assignment was basic: imagine Santa’s elves need help after a workshop fire. And so it happened that Indian River High School students fulfilled the real-life task of creating toys to donate to local children in need.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 4:48am

Teen chef delights with Dutch caramel cookie

Stereotypically, an All-State athlete wouldn’t spend his free time cooking, but when Joost (pronounced “yoast”) Elling tested a Dutch cookie recipe on his football coaches in 2012, his teammates clamored for more. Soon, teachers and students...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:33am

Blue Christmas to offer support during the holiday season

For seven years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church has been offering a unique service during the holiday season, designed to help those who aren’t in the holiday spirit.

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Blue Christmas service at...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:22am

Christmas card documents 60 years of families’ history

This Christmas, a little quad-folded card will be sent out for the 60th year in a row, continuing a tradition of two families that has spanned two generations.

Coastal Point • Submitted: This Christmas card has been sent around for 60...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:36am

Sesquicentennial of Christmas 1863

In early December, “Christmas 1863” was the theme of the historic Homer House’s commemoration in Belmont, Mass., of the holiday season 150 years ago. It exhibited the famous Civil War artist Winslow Homer’s wintertime and Civil War illustrations...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:18am

Mariner’s to hold annual Live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 18

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.

“It’s something that is nice… It’s nice to portray the birth of Jesus, which is...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:55am

B&B continues family tradition with Christmas trees

“Don’t tell me you have an artificial Christmas tree,” inquired Dave Beebe, with a laugh.

Beebe owns B&B Evergreens, a tree farm that has been in existence in Roxana for about 25 years.

Coastal Point • Submitted: David Beebe...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:26am