Picture of the Week


One with the waves

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Wing Eng enjoys some of the solitude one can find on a stand-up paddleboard.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:59pm

Celebrating Independence

South Bethany’s annual Boat Parade sailed through the town canals on June 29. As always, the theming really made these float.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

What Traffic?

Traffic have you down? Go up, up, up and you’ll find open roads... or, something.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:22am

'She was so nice'

The first-graders of Rita Williams’ class at Lord Baltimore Elementary School take their spots around Brielle’s Bench. Brielle Monroe Farlow passed away in 2018, just a few days after starting first grade. For more on her story, please see http...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:02pm

State Champs!

The Indian River High School volleyball team defeated Salesianum on Wednesday, May 22, to win the state championship. For more coverage, turn to page 64.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:43pm

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Blue jays

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant
Blue jays take care of their young in this nest spotted by Coastal Point photographer Tyler Valliant.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day

Spectators enjoyed a ceremonial dance at the Nanticoke Indian Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, May 11.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Springtime Jamboree

Beth Ann Cayhall and Gerry Hocker sing ‘Shallow’ as a brother-sister duet during the 37th Annual Springtime Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School auditorium. Cayhall missed last year’s jamboree and was happy to be back...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

Millsboro Middle School’s Arthur Henry was named Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year.

‘My job is to light the fire’

Millsboro Middle conductor wins IRSD Teacher of the Year

At Millsboro Middle School, Arthur Henry believes that celebrating diversity has made his band students grow into better people, while becoming better musicians. That attitude helped him earn the honor of Indian River School District’s Teacher of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:13pm

Bear Trap community members work on the boardwalk at the historic U.S. Army Radar Site.

Preserving history

Bear Trap, Fort Miles Association spruce up WWII site

One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that. 

“This was one of Delaware’s mobile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:47am

Bethany Beach in bloom

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The tulips are ‘stopping the show’ in Bethany Beach right now, and we’re all a little better for it.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:52pm

And... they’re off!

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Participants in the Lower Sussex Community Easter Egg Hunt jumped right into action at the Lower Sussex Little League facility on Saturday, April 6, unofficially kicking off the ‘egg-hunt’ season for the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

A Day of Respect

Members of the Honor Guard of VFW Post 7234 fire off a salute as part of National Vietnam War Veterans Day at the post on Friday, March 29.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:51pm

Quilts of Valor

Serendipity quilting supply shop in Dagsboro held a community quilting event at their store on Saturday, March 23. The event saw approximately 150 quilt squares assembled for Quilts of Valor, an effort that sees quilts given to military veterans...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:57pm

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Spring cleaning

After 14 years of sun, sand and salt, it’s time for a little spring refurbishment for the iconic Bethany Beach boardwalk clock. Town Manager Cliff Graviet said the clock has been sent back to its manufacturer, the Verdin Clock Company of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:05pm

Hot times in Frankford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company executed a controlled burn on Saturday, March 9, at a residence on Thatcher Street in downtown Frankford. The exercise began around 8 a.m. with a number of small fires...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:21pm

Hang in there, bud

Hang in there, bud! Warmer weather is coming (allegedly).

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:47pm

A window to the heavens

It is easy to be spoiled by our amazing sunsets and sunrises, but it does pay off to just stop and enjoy them from time to time.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:26pm

Mardi Gras in Selbyville

The Friends of the Selbyville Public Library presented a Mardi Gras Benefit on Saturday, Feb. 16, to fund children’s programs, technology upgrades and capital improvements at the library. For more photos, turn to page 30.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:37pm

Shine On

Connor Watson cuts a rug during the Night to Shine event at Ocean View Church of Christ on Friday, Feb. 8. For more photos,

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Watery winter wonderland

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons

Last week’s chilly temperatures brought snow and ice on land and water, creating this picturesque view over the Rehoboth Bay near Dewey Beach.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:14pm

Fire & Ice

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is — cornhole is being played one way or another around here. Last weekend’s Fire & Ice Festival, hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, was a smash.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:45am

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse came in to view on Sunday, Jan. 20, and our photographer was all over it. Well, he wasn’t ‘over’ it as much as he was... You know what we meant.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:37am

Granted, we weren’t exactly in ‘whiteout’ conditions, but we did get a little taste of winter with last week’s snow.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:11am

Out at the inlet

One of the most mesmerizing aspects of spending time at the Indian River Inlet is the opportunity to get lost in infinite possibilities to the east. Plus, it’s the Inlet. You don’t really need any other reasons to be there.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:21pm

Running into the New Year

Participants got fortunate with some unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday, Jan. 1, as they ran into the ocean as part of the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimo event.

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:14pm

Church Carols with Charlie

Charlie Lynch, left, performed at a Christmas Hymn Sing as Mark Marvel watches on at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 3:08pm

SDSA students find themselves in art

Southern Delaware School of the Arts invited the public to sketch with John Donato, a professional artist who will lead a school-wide art project. The Moving Pastels Project lets people create their own colorful self-portraits as a fish, paired...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:10pm

What's This!?

The Southern Delaware School of the Arts recently brought to life Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’ The Nov. 30 dance performance featured students in grades 5 to 8 in the now-iconic story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, who...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:14am

Time with the Big Guy

Zoey Pla gets in some time with Santa at Dagsboro’s tree-lighting event on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:27pm

Honoring our veterans

At the Lighthouse Christian School’s ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ program on Friday, Nov. 16, students lined up to thank the many veterans in attendance. This year’s program focused on Korean War veterans. Veterans from that era received special...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:57pm

Off to the Polls

The Frankford fire hall was but one of many local polling spots that saw plenty of traffic come through on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

A Scary Look Behind the Books

The Selbyville Public Library took on a rather scary look as it was given a haunted look over Halloween.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:15pm

Forever the engine

We’ve had plenty of development and growth over the years, but agriculture is still the engine that built this community. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:52pm

Picture of the Week

Kellan Bowman takes care while painting his pumpkin at the Bear Trap Dunes Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:40pm

The Delaware Department of Transportation recently lit the Indian River Inlet Bridge pink to honor October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DelDOT also did the same for the two toll plazas on Route 1.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 1:54pm

Really, is there a better way to greet a new day than this?

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:39am

And they're off!

Participants jump out to their best start at the half-marathon in Bethany Beach on Saturday, Sept. 22. The race was part of the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:29pm

Spectators lined the streets of Bayside on Friday, Sept. 7, as various local first responders and service organizations led the way for families honored at Operation SEAs the Day to the special concert held at Freeman Stage for the Very Important Families (VIFs).

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:29pm

VIFs helping VIFs

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Gathering by a trailer they helped load with goodies for this year’s Operation SEAs the Day participants are Warrior Week alumni, from left, Omy Emami, Nima Emami, Jonell Gottlieb and Sara Klopfenstein. Along with...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:02pm

Ballet at the beach

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: First State Ballet Theatre offered their season-opening performance to guests at The Freeman Stage at Bayside on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:41pm

Millville's history makes a mural

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Artist John Donato works on a mural in Millville Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The mural is located in the town council meeting room and features aspects of the town’s history. The town seal is a focal point of...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 5:28pm

Flipping over summer

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: RELYance Skim Camp drew a crowd on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and there was plenty of action. See A58 for more photos.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:54pm

And, they're off!

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Runners get off to a good start at the blare of the horn for the beginning of the Athletes Against Alzheimer’s Run in Bethany Beach on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:27pm

And, they're off!

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Runners get off to a good start at the blare of the horn for the beginning of the Athletes Against Alzheimer’s Run in Bethany Beach on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:27pm

The new Coastal Point website

The Coastal Point is pleased to introduce you to the new and improved version of your favorite site for all things related to our little corner of the world, www.coastalpoint.com.

We...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:33pm

Ready to roll

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Members of the Host team (Georgetown) stand ready at introductions before the opening game of the 2018 Senior LEague Softball World Series in Roxana on Monday, July 30.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:22pm

Following their 4-2 win over Maine on Tuesday, July 24, members of the Lower Sussex Little League’s Major League Softball team engaged their fans with a chant of ‘Dela-who,’ and the fans responded with ‘Dela-Ware.’

Still rolling

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Following their 4-2 win over Maine on Tuesday, July 24, members of the Lower Sussex Little League’s Major League Softball team engaged their fans with a chant of ‘Dela-who,’ and the fans responded with ‘Dela-Ware.’...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:58am

State Champs!

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Members of the Lower Sussex Little League Major League softball team celebrate their 14-1 win over District 1’s Camden-Wyoming team to win the Delaware state championship. The team now advances to the Mid-...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:14pm