Arts & Entertainment


O.C. offering largest St. Patty’s party on Eastern Shore

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be Irish their whole lives. But, thankfully, for one day out of every year, they can all pretend. This Saturday, Ocean City, Md., will spread the luck and cheer of the Irish in a tradition that has flourished...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:51am

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

Selbyville dedicates month to kids' art

This past Saturday, as part of Kid’s Art Month in Selbyville, winners of the Kids’ Art Show could see their work proudly displayed at the Selbyville Public Library. And residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the pieces in storefronts...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:44am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am

Local musician with great ambitions reflects on his roots

Music — it’s all around us, and most people have found it a soothing balancer to accompany the leisure in their lives. For Frankford native Mike Givens, however, music is his life, a reassuring solace of what he’s accomplished and the promising...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:16am

Vintage radio shows tune in to Bethany

The Ad Hoc Touring Theater Company, an outgrowth of Georgetown’s renowned Possum Point Players, will be turning back the clocks this week as audience members tune in to the ambiance of old-time radio broadcasts.

This Tuesday, Feb. 19,...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

Art organizations backing proposed art center

Last week’s meeting between representatives from various state-wide art organizations and Arts Consulting Group mustered high hopes for the Joshua M. Freeman Center for the Arts in the Bayside community in Selbyville. Dozens were in attendance,...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:41am

Local artist shooting for the stars

An artist by trade, Milan Murray uprooted from Philadelphia after 15 years of residency and moved to the area only a short while ago, but has already carved out quite a reputation for himself.

In viewing his Web site, at atouchofmilan.com...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:17am

A little bit of, well, everything

Take one step into the Bethany Trading Company on Garfield Parkway and you realize immediately that you are not in a typical business. In fact, “typical” can leave your vocabulary as soon as you take stock of the merchandise adorning the walls...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:01am

Young duo spreads holiday cheer

Lifelong friends Kate Frey and Sara Baker have always been surrounded by music, so it was only a matter of time before they came together with their talents. Just weeks ago, they debuted their first joint project, an acoustic holiday album, “Pure...

Friday, December 28, 2007 - 9:33am

Holiday spirit: A labor of love or just labor?

There’s something rather Paul Bunyan-esque about going out in the snow and cutting down your own Christmas tree with a handsaw. After regrettably notifying my editor and publisher that I had yet to pick out my tree this year, that’s exactly what...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:08am

Whimsical artist debuts at Good Earth

Although he’s known primarily for his work in marketing, John Donato is now making a powerful step into the local art scene. The graphic design graduate from the University of Maryland in 1992 is establishing himself today as not only an...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:53am

Community shows thankfulness to local service members

Loving newlyweds Jonathan and Ashley Steele may have tied he knot early this October, but their first holiday season as a married couple will likely prove to be one of their toughest.

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Sen. Tom...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:40am

Straighten up with crooked finger

Three acquaintances have found a way to bring together their passion for music, with the help of battered hands, a pile of shoes and a wife’s intimidating warning.

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Crooked Finger are, from left:...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 8:24am

Artist’s work proves anything but ‘Grim’

The acrylic creations from Bethany Beach artist Tara Funk Grim possess a staggering precision that makes the finished work utterly recognizable, yet completely one-of-a-kind.

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Tara Funk Grim teaches a...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:42am

Abstract artists emotes feeling through work

There’s something about the boldness of local artist Jonathan Spivak’s artistic creations that seems so awry, yet structured at the same time. For him, the talent comes natural, as an outlet to be himself and portray inner emotions and thoughts....

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:11am

Potter brings back original style to art tour

Kim Doughty, owner of The Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, has enjoyed a two-and-a-half year run at the coffee shop. It’s her artistic creativity and imagination, however, that are proving to be her true calling. Doughty has been creating pottery...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:34am

Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival casts its 4th year

Anglers and fishermen have geared up this weekend for the area’s largest fishing tournament to date, the Fourth Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival on October 19, 20 and 21 at the Indian River Marina. Over $24,000 will be given away...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:44am

Pumpkin pursuit: the ultimate autumn quest

With record-breaking temperatures this past week, one of the last things on most people’s minds is the imposing autumn season (which started Sept. 23, mind you). For those of us who have managed to realize that it is the second week of October,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:04am

Local woman cruising through life

It’s easy to wander off and think about taking a vacation in Baja or Fiji when talking with Lisa Daisey, 29, of Millville. This past Christmas was the first Christmas in 10 years that she spent at home with her family. After 10 years of traveling...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:57am

Work of Love

For anyone who grew up in this area, there’s a pretty good chance that growing up, they or someone they know have crossed paths with lifetime resident Herman Koenig. From mechanic, to farmer to construction worker, there’s virtually nothing this...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:05am

Fair warning from Four Daze Notice

The members of Four Daze Notice went with a play on words when developing a name for their band. But, for the most part, the young quartet’s name stems from their first, impromptu performance.

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Four Daze...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:16am

Millville United Methodist Turns 100

This past Sunday, Millville United Methodist Church on Atlantic Avenue celebrated a century of worship. The church was established in 1907, and its members reflected upon times of poverty, when support from congregation was essential. Over the...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:04am

A journey in the Amazon

In Delaware, environmentalists try to conserve local turtles by building fences along Route 1 and putting up signs warning drivers to avoid running them over.
High in the mountain jungle of Peru, where the mighty Amazon begins its 4,000...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:27am

Budding artist brings natural splendor to Boardwalk Art show

Theresa Dominique Richard has only been in the local art scene for four years, but she is coming out strong with a colorful style and a background in art, a role as a devoted mother and wife, and a heartwarming history about overcoming the...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:51am

Milton artist makes a noticeable name for himself

With a birth name as strong and prominent as “Abraxas,” one might expect great accomplishments throughout their life. Fortunately, the Milton artist who goes simply by that first name is fulfilling those achievements, sharing his amazing skills....

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 9:36am

Carl M. Freeman makes donation to library campaign

The Friends of the South Coastal Library and other library supporters are nearing the halfway point in their capital campaign to raise $3 million for their share of funding needed for planned expansion of the library in Bethany Beach.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:17pm

Seafaring best-selling author making a stop in Bethany

Swordfish boat captain, active lobster fisherman and best-selling author – very few have come close to accomplishing the things New England native Linda Greenlaw has achieved.
Her time as captain of a sword boat warranted a role in...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 8:00pm

Back Bay Tours: A comfortable escape from summer bustle

Tom Fowler has spent the majority of his life on Delaware’s Assawoman Bay, and for the third season, he has had the opportunity to share the splendor and marvel of what he’s seen through his Back Bay Tours.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:52pm

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

The chance to grab tickets for the 16th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is quickly dwindling. This year, 10 homes throughout the Bethany and Fenwick areas will be featured, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the South Coastal Library....

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:02pm

Millville church cooks away the blues

The fundraiser events put on by Millville United Methodist Church each month have become much more than mere money-makers. They’ve grown to social gatherings of both the congregation and community. And with a new minister in town, last week’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Powwow! Over 40 Tribes join Nanticoke this weekend

The Nanticoke Indian Association will celebrate years of tradition and heritage once again this weekend, at their 30th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow in Millsboro.
“It’s a great pride to our people,” said Gene Norwood, whose family has been...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:09am

Local photographer shares deep sea splendor

Many people dream of deep-sea SCUBA diving along tropical coral reefs in the Caribbean, or through the cold, mysterious waters of New England. For Janna Schneider, however, that dream has become very much a reality, and one that may ultimately,...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany ready to knock some socks off

Those hoping to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks in Bethany Beach last year got a bigger boom — and more bust — than they might have expected.

A storm front lingering north of the town looked threatening as the audience for the display...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bethany father gets his day

Dad. Father. Pops… no matter what you call him, this Sunday, June 17, will remind every person of that endearing gentleman in our lives. For one Bethany Beach resident in particular, though, the bonding experience he shares with his 2-year-old...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Battling the berries: the struggle of conquering the strawberry

The middle of June marks the heart of the strawberry season. And there’s nothing quite like an early morning strawberry hunt to remind me just how unproductive I am. Most people can go to a field, pick their strawberries and leave, whereas, more...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Seaside Craft Show getting bigger every year

Just three years ago, members of Bethany Beach’s Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee were venturing into unknown territory, organizing the group’s first craft show.
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Terry Lenzi poses with her...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Steakhouse and Banks

The annual Taste of Coastal Delaware is nothing new to restaurant owner Jerry Richard, who has premiered his cooks’ talents with his seven-year stint as owner of the former Big Easy in Bethany. But this year, he’s bringing some different flavor...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:27am

Fresh restaurant will bring their ‘Finest’ to Taste

With a name like Philly’s Finest, there’s no doubt the cheesesteaks that the Fenwick Island sandwich shop puts out are superlative — mouth-watering steak, smothered with melted cheese, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.

Philly’s...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:25pm

Local families prepared to cruise

In one more week, car collectors and enthusiasts will head down to Ocean City for the 17th Annual Cruisin’, celebrating America’s infatuation with automobiles. Hot rods, customs and street machines will parade their panache and performance in a...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:03pm

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:02am

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

His...

Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 8:00pm

Music becomes ministry

More than nine months ago, musicians Joe Bartell and Christine Wood – both active Christians – sat down to organize a way to bring together what they loved most. Today, the Selbyville-based, nonprofit Acoustic Café sets aside one night each month...

Friday, April 20, 2007 - 8:11am

Local college student reaches out to Africa

While many living at the Delaware shore will struggle to make any sort of plans for this summer, one local college student will be traveling to far-away Africa for the opportunity of a lifetime, with hopes of making a difference in the world....

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:55am

Lighthouses ... Local man's talent brightens up the nation

As of May 18, Racine, Wisc., will shine a little brighter, and it’s all thanks to Ed Chiasson, owner of Selbyville-based Sea-Lites.

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Ed Chiasson stands next to some of his creations before they are...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:57am

The lowdown on High Maintenance

With a name like High Maintenance for a female acoustic duo, an audience might be quick to anticipate a prissy, stuck-up style in the band members. But Melissa Alesi and Gina DiNubile share carefree, sociable attitudes that are quite the contrary...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

An Irish Reflection

St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a holiday for Americans of Irish descent to take time to appreciate and acknowledge their heritage and ancestry. Through the years, however, many have come to adopt a 24-hour long Irish pedigree,...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Aerobics instructors keep community active

Teaching aerobics class for the Indian River School District adult-education program has become much more than an obligation or a task for Willa Jordan and Gail Harmon. The two women, who both work at the Stockley Center, classify teaching...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Martial arts instructor teaches best offense is a good defense

Life has been quite the ride for retired mechanical engineer Walter Knapp — from a successful stint with Northrop Grummen to a healthy obsession with fly fishing. His true calling, however, seems to be his passion for martial arts. And now,...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Retired minister continues his practices in Sussex

Bud Truitt has seen the world in his efforts to spread the word of God over the better half of the last decade. This delinquent-turned-preacher has established 17 churches from Massachusetts to Delaware, including Bethel Tabernacle Church of God...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm