Arts & Entertainment


Recovering feature artist returns home next week

Most artists in the South Eastern Delaware Art Studio Tour (SEDAST) are finding themselves flustered and anxious as the Nov. 24-25 dates for this year’s tour creep closer. For Ralph Semsker, however, the pace has taken an inopportune turn, as a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Veterans Remembered

On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice was signed, signaling the end of the World War I. Since then, this anniversary has come to be called Veteran’s Day — a day when Americans honor and remember those who have...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ceramic artist gets back to nature with her work

With inspiration flourishing from the beauty of the eastern shoreline, a fascination with foreign artistic culture and an appreciation for her Native American heritage, ceramic artist Judie Campanelli has her work cut out for her.
Coastal...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Scotty’s Bayside Tavern offers ditties and donations

Since its opening almost a year ago, Scotty’s Bayside Tavern in West Fenwick Island has done everything to ensure customer satisfaction.

Now, in addition to providing patrons with pool tables, darts, shuffle bowling, nine televisions, and...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Happy Birthday!

Members of St. George’s United Methodist Church will have something more to celebrate this weekend. Sunday, Oct. 22, marks the church’s 190th year of ministry in unincorporated Clarksville. In addition to the Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m....

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Life's a ball

Supporters of the South Coastal Library on Saturday jump-started a three-year campaign to raise $3.5 million for library expansion with the first annual Harvest Ball at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach.
Coastal Point • Jonathan Starkey:
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Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lavish eats, cool beats

Perhaps they aren’t serving up the traditional boardwalk fries and ice cream cones that people expect from a beach-based restaurant, but as any local will tell you, The Parkway is a Bethany Beach staple.
Coastal Point • Ruslana Lambert:...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

A 'Dyer' need for art

Some may not be too familiar with her name, but there’s no doubt that Carol Dyer’s unmistakable artistic talent captures the authenticity and simplistic beauty of the local area.
Born in Boston, Mass., in 1933, Dyer now lives with her...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Art is the star

Each year, Bethany Beach closes its summer season with the traditional farewell of the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day. And, on the following Saturday, residents and visitors alike look forward to a slightly more relaxed post-summer...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

'Whatever the public wants'

If a day of crabbing is what a customer wants, that can be accommodated. If they want to have a dozen crabs waiting on the boat to be eaten while they tour Delaware’s serene inland bays, that is also possible. Even if they want a trip to Seacrets...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Snap shot

“I’ve been doing it most of my life,” shared Millville’s Diane Bennett about her artwork, which includes painting, basket-weaving and photography. “The kids used to steal my stuff from art class, so I figured I was pretty good — although I didn’t...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Tour time

It’s one of the hottest tickets in the area each summer, as lovers of beautiful homes and coastal décor take advantage of the rare opportunity to enter into otherwise private abodes, and see some of the best and most beautiful of the area’s...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

The Daytripper meets James Farm

It is quite amazing the number of places that are just a short trip from Bethany Beach that people know little or nothing about. All you have to do is to head inland a bit to the areas we know as the “inland bays.”

Coastal Point • PAUL...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

New American

Ruth McNeill had been in the United States for more than 30 years when she answered a call from federal officials in med-February. After procrastinating for years but eventually passing the 10-question test she called “basic,” the German-born...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

50 years

Since late 2004, Selbyville Police Chief Scott Collins has been sifting through minutes of old town meetings and copies of local newspapers archived in Dover and Selbyville or at various news organizations’ headquarters, searching for information...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cultured bean

Inside the doors of the Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, jazz or contemporary music usually graces the stereo system. Hand-blown glass decorates the store, along with ceramics, pottery and paintings, showcasing the work of artists from the local...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Crafters gear up for second annual show

Organizers of the Seaside Craft Show had their fingers crossed last year in June, with the first edition of the Bethany Beach boardwalk event. But they were blessed with fine weather and a better-than-expected turnout, marking the event’s...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Pro Talk

This month our interview is with Brian Trout, Golf Pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro.

Q. Brian, there is a saying in golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” Please comment on that saying in the context of how younger...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Taste the coast

For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Horse Sense

The Pyle Center is renowned for the large numbers of kids that participate in either baseball or softball each summer. But tucked away behind its gamut of fields lies another opportunity for those who might like to try something other than the...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cruisin' in style

Bethany Beach resident John Scordo remembers growing up in Baltimore city in a hot-rod era. He remembers walking the streets of Baltimore, being in awe of the 1949 Mercurys, and the old Hudsons, just to name a couple models.
Coastal Point •...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Opening ceremony

None of the members of the Bear Trap Historical Committee grew up in the area. Most of them haven’t even worked much locally. They bought houses in the Bear Trap Dunes community to retire. But since moving there, they have shown a keen interest...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

DMV wows 'em

It wows ’em. Literally. The glass double doors whooshed aside as another responsible, law-abiding citizen entered Sussex County’s gleaming new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facility in Georgetown. “Wow. I’m impressed,” she said. She wasn’t...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Springfest on tap in Ocean City

The annual Springfest festival, which welcomes in spring and celebrates the start of summer, has taken over the Ocean City (Md.) Inlet parking lot this weekend with entertainment, arts, crafts and food. Don’t drive when you can park and ride for...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

In the kitchen, Mom's the word

I have been completely duped. My mother has learned to cook.
For years, I have gotten mile after mile out of my mother’s lack of food knowledge and inability to cook. I have played the role of savior at most holiday dinners over the years,...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hosting the world

Imagine being a high school student from a small Eastern European country, with a history of human settlement dating back thousands of years B.C. (possibly to the Stone Age). Then you come to the U.S. and find that many of your American high...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Phillips preaches racial equality to students

Lanier Phillips marched in Selma, Ala., alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. He worked as a technical specialist on lighting projects with Jacques Cousteau.

But early in his life he saw perhaps the worst of humanity, growing up as...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jamboree time

Here and there one begins to notice the wispy smoke and sweet smell of barbeque. The daffodils and crocuses are up. The trees are greening. And the songbirds have returned — the human variety, too — they’re busy working out their do-re-mi’s in...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Gold fever

Fenwick-area resident John Feuerstein seems to be in great shape, for 72, and it may be in large part thanks to his favorite hobby — metal detectoring. The Baltimore native has walked many a sandy beach, getting his exercise and earning a little...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

State of the beaches

With roughly $14 million still needed from the federal government to cement planned beach reconstruction efforts in Bethany Beach and South Bethany, officials in the two towns are focusing their efforts on persuading the two houses of the U.S....

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Erin go

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday, giving green-clad revelers the chance to make the most of their holiday and carry it over into the weekend.

They can start off at The Quail in Fenwick Island’s Sunshine Plaza. On Friday, The...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Local rockers

A drum set sits as the focal point of the room. Pictures of local scenery decorate the walls, and amplifiers, guitars, a keyboard and other musical equipment sits on top of a bed of wires that are easy to trip on while walking through the small...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Swamp story

Salisbury author Andy Nunez made a name for himself in the local treasure-hunter/metal detectorist crowd last year, with his “Treasures of the Eastern Shore” paperback. But he’s on a different hunt these days, working on the new “Mysteries of the...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Not forgotten

Since moving to the Bethany area permanently about 10 years ago, Margy Nist has noticed a collective area opinion about developers.
Coastal Point • JONATHAN STARKEY:
The structure of the Old Mill Crabhouse is now the clubhouse for...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stories of dolls

When Christina Weaver settled down with husband Ike just outside South Bethany in the late 1990s, one thing she wanted to do was collect some antiques. But a visit to a Rehoboth Beach antique fair in 2000 helped the Englishwoman tie her antiques...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Local artists the stars

Kim Doughty, perhaps best known as the ceramicist in residence at the Melting Pot studio in Dagsboro, has assumed ownership of the coffeehouse at the corner of North Pennsylvania Avenue and Central Boulevard in downtown Bethany Beach.
...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

A New Year's splash

It was a seasonable 44 degrees in downtown Bethany Beach on the first day of 2006 — and only a few degrees chillier in the water — but more than 275 intrepid splashers signed up to join in the annual New Year’s Day ocean plunge.
Coastal...

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 7:00pm

A Christmas to remember

Parishioners at St. Matthew’s By-the-Sea United Methodist in Fenwick Island will welcome a newcomer this Christmas Day — a young lad, and to his parents a miracle who had arrived even as their hopes grew dim.
Coastal Point • SUBMITTED:...

Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

New head of the ship

The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) has pegged Coldwell Banker’s Rick Allamong to take over the top leadership spot for the coming year. Allamong was set for induction at SCAOR’s annual installation dinner (Thursday, Dec. 15) — he...

Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 7:00pm

Rejuvenated

The old Robinson house, one of Millville’s historic landmarks for more than 100 years, is looking rather sprightly at its new location on Cedar Drive.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Charlotte Conaway has put some effort into restoring the...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Back in action

She’s been away from the Southeastern Delaware Artists’ Studio Tour (SEDAST) for a year or two, but Allene Martinez has returned this year, and if tour participants can find her, they’ll find a gem.
Special to the Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Veterans honored

Veterans’ Day — Nov. 11. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion members (and auxiliaries and friends) once again honored the dead. But they also reminded one another of why they should feel proud that they’d served themselves,...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Artistic designs

Think you’ve seen some beautiful homes along the Sussex seashore? Check out muralist Damon Pla’s portfolio — they’ll stretch your perspective.
Or, stop by his studio in Bethany Meadows and view a few up close. Pla’s place will be a new stop...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Town gets into spirit

And of course, all the costumed children who would like to participate.
Town Clerk Terry Truitt asked everyone to start assembling in the parking lot next to town hall (between town hall and the post office) between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. The...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Helping Lions

Lions Clubs provide help in areas some people would rather not think about. For instance, they hold drives to collect used sunglasses, but then there’s also the Lions Eye Bank of Delmarva. It’s a donor bank for corneal tissue.
Coastal Point...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Riding Waves

Jake Buchler gave Sussex County a little presence at the 2005 Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Easterns last month, and brought home some glory for himself as well. He picked up top-five finishes in two divisions this year, adding to a first-...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

School builder

Hugh “Hughie” McBride has been in construction ever since he graduated from the Salesianum School (Wilmington), back in 1962. McBride’s run crews on a project or two since then — locally, the Delmarva Power plant near Dagsboro and the new Indian...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Top Cop

Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin recently earned Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) recognition, at an annual awards ceremony on Sept. 18.
In light of a glowing recommendation from Ocean View Town Council, the DLLG named...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Still teaching

Maybe 13 grandchildren isn’t a record, but it’s enough to justify the Parler family ranch, southwest of Ocean View. And family matriarch Anne Hemenway-Parler has worked much of that love of life on the farm into her new book, “Jan Baer and the...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Body and Soul

Sandra Scott should soon see results from her labors over the past year, as preparations for the “It’s Time for Abundant Living” health revival reach their conclusion. She’s arranged for more than a dozen speakers in all, with presentations from...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm