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Science and salt air: Sun Otter Tours show off science tours beyond the beach

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Scott Thomas, executive director of Southern Delaware Tourism, seines the bay.Seaweed tastes a little different when pulled straight from the ocean. Visitors laughed as they tentatively nibbled a bite of sea lettuce...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:37am

Barbecue fundraiser to benefit Mariner’s Hope Center

This weekend, community members and visitors to the area can get a taste of award-winning barbecue while supporting Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s planned Hope Center. The barbecue fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 10...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:07am

South Bethany police demand proper pay from town

South Bethany’s six fulltime police officers are alleging they have not been paid or promoted as they should be. A June 30 demand letter from the officers centers around promotion issues for some officers and holiday pay for all officers.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:35am

AG’s Office scolds South Bethany for FOIA violation in staff firing

In the Town of South Bethany, the town manager oversees staff and day-to-day operations. He or she serves at the pleasure of the town council and can be fired for any reason.

But after former town manager Melvin Cusick’s contract with the...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:33am

Dagsboro offer for school resource officer rejected by IRSD

At the monthly town council meeting on July 17, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey reported to the council on his presentation to the Indian River School District regarding the role of school resource officer.

Dagsboro had asked Toomey to...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:31am

CHEER, La Red address concerns about health pilot program

Representatives of La Red Health Center joined CHEER Executive Director Kenneth Bock for a meeting with CHEER members at the Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View on Thursday, July 13, to discuss the upcoming addition of health services at the...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:30am

County council discusses special-events ordinance

After County Councilman George Cole said he had received calls regarding concerts at Hudson Fields outside of Milton, he asked staff to review what ordinances were in place to govern such events.

Following a presentation to the council by...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:28am

Middlesex couple has devoted decades to their careers

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Edgar and Judy Bennett have dedicated decades of their lives into their respective fields, as well as each other.Lying back on the dental chair in Dr. Asher Carey’s office, Judy Bennett was getting her...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:23am

Sea Colony reminding drivers that its roads are private

Delaware’s inland bays are beautiful, but they leave room only for a handful of roadways to the beach. And after decades of not enforcing posted signs to that effect, this summer, Sea Colony is restricting public use of the community’s private...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:57am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

When seconds matter

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Point reporter Maria Counts goes into full tactical mode during a training opportunity presented to members of the public by the Ocean View Police Department.Three seconds. That’s all it takes to make a life-and-...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:48am

Bethany Beach arcade adds new games in the name of Shore Fun

Coastal Point • Marissa McCloy: The new ‘Walking Dead’ game transforms the zombie television series into a fast-paced arcade game. Right, Arcade tickets already have the playland’s new Shore Fun name and logo.This summer, Arnie’s Playland is...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:08am

Good Earth offering dining from its organic garden

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Shrimp and grits is just one of the fresh dishes made a Good Earth Market.It seems fitting that an organic market has grown at such a… well… organic pace since it first opened 14 years ago.

Good Earth...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:04am

Bethany Beach to celebrate Périers Day on July 27

On Thursday, July 27, the Town of Bethany Beach will celebrate Périers Day, marking the twinning of the towns of Bethany Beach and Périers, France. The Town will also be host to French guests visiting as part of a three-city tour that includes...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:03am

Bigger venue means bigger concerts for Salted Vines

Coastal Point • Samantha Danshes: A crowd gathers for a concert at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery near Frankford.Crowds have been flocking to watch local bands perform at the Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery’s new, larger location near...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:53am

Stage set for 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

Tourgoers on the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will have the opportunity to visit 10 unique homes in the Bethany Beach area. The tour will be held Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:45am

Annual cottage tour to feature 10 homes

Cottage 1 – the Heiden home

Tracy and Clint Heiden had vacationed with their four kids at her parents’ Ocean City, Md., condo for years but longed for a family home they could call their own. When they discovered the aging 1905 Drexler...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:38am

Ocean View Presbyterian Church to host annual Heavenly Luncheon

On Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27, Ocean View Presbyterian’s Sewing Circle will once again offer their Heavenly Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Culinary offerings will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:35am

Chamber organizing annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

The 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, presented by Schell Brothers and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual event, located in downtown Bethany...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:16am

Summertime Bethany resident returns to sign bestselling memoir July 26

In “My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward,” his internationally bestselling memoir about how a young marriage is redefined by the grips of mental illness, author Mark Lukach details how he fell in love with his wife, Giulia, and battled her three...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:12am

Tours offer glimpse into marine research at UD Lewes campus

A multicolored display of the Earth is shown across nine contiguous television screens and, with the click of a mouse, a University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean & Environment (CEOE) graduate student zooms in on North America, the...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:06am

Delaware Democratic Party announces new executive director

Delaware Democratic Party Chairman Erik Raser?Schramm announced Monday that Jesse Chadderdon has been selected as the new executive director of the state party. In addition, Travis Williams will serve as deputy director of the party.

A...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:04am

SDSA has openings for eighth-grade students

Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville has several openings for students in Grade 8 for the 2017-2018 school year, Indian River School District officials announced this week.

Parents interested in enrolling their middle-school...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:02am

Kraushaar named to the Albright College dean’s list

Sarah Kraushaar, a freshman from Ocean View, was named to the Albright College dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester. Albright students had to attain at least a 3.75 term grade-point average to be named to the list.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:01am

Dinelli makes the Dean’s List at RIT

Jason Dinelli of Frankford, who is studying photographic sciences, made the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00am

Hrebik receives degree from Georgia Tech

Ashley Hrebik of Selbyville recently earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Hrebik was among approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:59am

Beachboard named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

Trevor Beachboard of Bethany Beach was recently named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:58am

Jolly Roger offering discount July 25 for toy donors

Join Jolly Roger Amusement Parks is celebrating its new partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots at its inaugural Christmas in July Toy Drive on July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in a...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:56am

Nanticoke Indian tribe to host 40th Annual Powwow

The Nanticoke Indian tribe will hold its 40th Annual Powwow on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10th. The powwow grounds are located in the middle of a wooded area off Route 24, John J. Williams Highway. Powwow signs will be posted along...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:54am

New law aims to improve prosecution of DUI cases

Delaware drivers charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence (a first or second offense) will now receive only a single opportunity for a criminal trial.

That is the result of the General Assembly’s late-June passage of...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:49am

Sandcastle Contest awards prizes to competitors in event

Creatives of all ages congregated again at Delaware Seashore State Park on July 8 to partake in an almost four-decade-long tradition. Under the hot sun, contestants toiled away at their castles and sculptures from the moment they signed up, for...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:47am

Union Wesley to hold its 173rd Camp Meeting celebration

Union Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its annual Camp Meeting on July 22-23, July 29-31 and Aug. 1-6. Begun in 1844, Wesley Camp is the oldest camp meeting still in existence in the state of Delaware.

This year, Union Wesley will...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:53am

‘Vietnam Mailbag’ author, veteran to appear at CHEER

Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning social history “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972,” and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin will join forces for a program at 6 p.m. on July 25 at the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center....

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:52am

Artists invited to capture Bethany in second annual Plein Air event

The staff at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is calling on local and regional artists to paint “en plein air” during the second annual Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Plein Air event, set for Oct. 5-8.

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:50am

Members’ Fine Art Exhibition to open July 28 at RAL

The 79th Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition will open Friday, July 28, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Art League in Henlopen Acres. The exhibition showcases artworks in a variety of mediums, including: paintings in...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:47am

Nearly 100 classes planned for fall at Osher institute

More than 95 classes on a wide range of topics will kick off the fall semester at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware in Lewes and Ocean View. Fall classes begin on Sept. 5 at both the Lewes location at the Fred...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:46am

FOMPL to host their largest book sale ever

The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library are presenting their largest book sale ever on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22; and again on Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, from noon to 7 p.m. on the two Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:44am

Oral history project renewed at Selbyville Public Library

In a quiet area of the Selbyville Public Library’s Delaware Room, there exists the oral histories of 22 people with many, sometimes little-known, memories of the town of Selbyville (first known as Sandy Branch as early as 1778). The stories are...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:43am

Tickets now on sale for annual Blue Jean Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Blue Jean Ball, presented by Hertrich Toyota of Milford. The annual fundraiser takes place Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Nassau Valley Vineyard in Lewes.

With “Denim & Diamonds” as the...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:41am

Pet therapy now offered at Tunnell Cancer Center

Beebe Healthcare announced this week that pet therapy is now being offered to patients at Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach.

Beebe Healthcare offers pet therapy for patients, visitors...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:39am

Wings & Wheels 2017 planning is officially under way

This year’s Wings & Wheels event is set to take place the weekend of Oct. 6-7.

Things will kick off that Friday, with Aviation Education Day, during which 125 high school students will spend the day at the Delaware Coastal Airport,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:22am

Peninsula Oil donates $5,000 to Autism Delaware through running festival

The 3rd Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival in April hosted more than 3,500 runners, thousands of fans, and dozens of volunteers. The Coastal Delaware Running Festival, a Focus Muiltisports event, has been designated a State of Delaware...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:09am

Beebe offers support group for those living with heart failure

Beebe Healthcare now offers a support group for people living with heart failure.

The Heart to Heart Support Group is open to anyone who has heart failure and their caregivers. According to support group founder Lynn Toth, DNP, MSN, RN, NP...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:08am

Atlantic General Hospital receives top honor from Most Wired Hospital awards

Atlantic General Hospital is among the less than 1 percent of U.S. hospitals to receive the 2017 Most Wired Hospital—Advanced distinction, bestowed by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Only two Maryland hospitals received...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:06am

Health screenings coming to West Fenwick

Residents living in and around West Fenwick can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life Line Screening. The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will host...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:04am

Hooverville bringing blues and classic rock flavors to Long Neck

The band Hooverville brought Milton a taste of blues and classic rock during a gig on Tuesday, and they’re set to bring those sounds to Long Neck this weekend, in their debut at Live at Bo’s on Saturday, July 22, starting at 9 p.m.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:59am

Fenwick to consider allowing two votes per trust

Voting reform has passed its next hurdle in Fenwick Island: the Charter & Ordinance Committee will recommend to the town council that the Town allow two votes per trust.

It all began in 2008, with a change to Fenwick Island’s town...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:16pm

Ocean View council approves improvements to Melson building

Last month, the Town of Ocean View sought bids to alter the second floor of its Wallace A. Municipal Building. The work would include installing maglocks, card readers and door contacts for two new doors near the reception area, as well as the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:12pm

Frankford continues to discuss Mountaire settlement

In August of 2016, the Town of Frankford filed an appeal to the State’s Environmental Appeals Board following the decision of Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary David Small to issue well permits to Mountaire Farms for its...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:06pm

Medical marijuana now sold in Lewes ‘compassion center’

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : The First State Compassion Center opened Sussex County’s first medicinal cannabis facility in May.

Delaware isn’t letting just anyone use marijuana — yet. But it’s available to people with certain medical...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:51pm