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Bethany group recommends one-way streets

The controversial recommendation of a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) workgroup to consider one-way streets in Bethany Beach will, indeed, get full consideration by citizens and officials.

That news was delivered by Town...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Contractors work for area cancer respite

Several local builders recently set out in search of land and materials, with plans to build a retreat near the Bethany coast for weary cancer patients and their families.

Contractors for a Cause has been around for while now, as...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indian River seniors organize own Baccalaureate

There will be a Baccalaureate celebration on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m., in the gym at Indian River High School.

Event coordinator Danita Robinson stressed that all were welcome to attend. As Robinson pointed out, pastors from different...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Learn about the world of marine science

Free, guided tours of the University of Delaware’s marine research complex in Lewes will resume on Friday, June 3. Tours will be offered every Friday morning, beginning at 10:30 a.m., during June, July and August.

Each tour is led by a...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean City to feature sand castle contest

A swath of Ocean City beach will become a construction site on June 11, but the structures rising from the sand most likely won’t survive the evening tide.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

GOP women ask for action

At a meeting of the DelMarVa Republican Women, held at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, Md. on April 26, Delaware National Republican Committee Member Priscilla Rakestraw said that women can make a big difference in the 2006 elections.

“...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Shorebirds to raise money for cure

There will be two guest celebrities in the middle of the Shorebirds Memorial Day festivities who will be helping the team raise funds and awareness for The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter Eastern Shore Region. “Smallville” stars...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Assateague holds youth programs

Maryland Department of Natural Resources State Forest and Park Service and Maryland Conservation Corps are offering the following youth group programs at Assateague State Park this summer.

Youth group members can to discover the ecology of...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

History to come to life

Delaware history and the Lewes maritime culture will come to life at the Zwaanendael Museum this Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29, as the Zwaanendael Museum, located at the intersection of Savannah Road and King’s Highway in Lewes, hosts the...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Art league offers children's art classes

The Rehoboth Art League will offer weekly art classes for children this summer. Children’s classes are tailored to make art projects age appropriate and ensure that children are with other students close to his or her age. The summer class sizes...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC looking for environmentalists

Do you know a student in Delaware who should be recognized for his or her work in protecting the environment?

It’s nearing the deadline for submitting nominations for the Young Environmentalist of the Year Award and DNREC is looking for...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bingo hits the beach

Grab something red, white and blue. Bingo-A-Go-Go hits the beach for the sixth summer with an event on Saturday, May 28 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first game will be called at 7 p.m.

Bingo-A-Go-...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lecture series at Art League begins

The first lecture in a three-part series on Post-Impressionism will be given at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, by Sandra Denney at the Rehoboth Art League.

Denney will present an overview of the works of Paul Gauguin and Henri Raymond Marie de...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Deldeo finishes off St. Joe's academic and athletic career in style

Cara Marie Deldeo (Indian River High School) graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Joseph’s University Saturday, May 14, and was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa in recognition of high attainments in scholarship. She was first in her field of study...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Money school offers classes

The Delaware Money School was created in December 1999, by Jack Markell, Delaware State’s treasurer. It offers free classes throughout the year on topics such as investment strategies and retirement planning. More than 10,000 students have...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

REMAX honors top associates

REMAX By The Sea recently honored it top sales associates for 2004 at a sales breakfast meeting. The agents were awarded for their outstanding sales and contributions to the communities they serve.

Receiving the Top sales award was Vickie...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local police participate in campaign

Continuing through May 31, local police departments — including those in Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, South Bethany and Selbyville — will join Delaware State Police in participating in the fourth annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

UD professor receives national recognition

Thomas Hanson, as assistant professor of marine biology-biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Deemed one of NSF’s highest honors...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tunnell Cancer Center celebrates clinical trial findings

Tunnell Cancer Center celebrates clinical trial findings

Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center is taking part in a clinical trial that already is showing promising results for women suffering from the early stages of a type of...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Summer burning restrictions coming

Open burning restrictions in New Castle and Kent counties are in effect from June 1 to August 31. During this time open burning in New Castle and Kent counties is restricted to fires for food preparation, ceremonial and recreational purposes....

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC sets workshop on revised strategy

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) opted to hold three additional public workshops this month on revisions to the proposed pollution control strategy (PCS) for the Inland Bays. The department is encouraging...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

UD studies debate over windmills

Wind farms are nothing new to some parts of the United States, where tall, white wind turbines with their giant propellers tower over the landscape, generating electricity with every sweep of the blades.

Now these windmills may be coming...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

GOP women ask for action

At a meeting of the DelMarVa Republican Women, held at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, Md. on April 26, Delaware National Republican Committee Member Priscilla Rakestraw said that women can make a big difference in the 2006 elections.

“...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Northside Park

The Love of America Committee will host a commemoration and dedication ceremony at Northside Park, Ocean City, Md. (127th Street and the bay) on Armed Forces Day — Saturday May 21.

The committee, formed from Worchester County, Md. and...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Coastal Library receives grant

The South Coastal Library is one of 500 libraries selected nationally to receive the We the People “Freedom” Bookshelf. This grant program presented by American Library Association in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities is...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers needed to monitor water quality

The University of Delaware Sea Grant Program is initiating a new program to monitor the water quality in Delaware’s Broadkill River watershed, which includes the town of Milton and parts of Lewes, Georgetown and Ellendale, as well as Prime Hook...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS students compete

Eight Indian River High School students competed in the Business Professionals of America 2004-2005 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. on April 22-25. Each student earned an invitation to Anaheim by placing in the top three or five...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Peninsula opens Model Home Village

The Peninsula On The Indian River Bay recently announced the grand opening of the Model Home Village at Delaware’s first private, luxury residential golf resort this Memorial Day weekend. The Model Home Village will showcase 11 “Super Model”...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Sometimes you can buy good taste

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. Taste of Coastal Delaware will be in a festive, tented area at the Marketplace at Sea Colony, Route 1, and Bethany...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany Beach selling t-shirts for July 4

Philip C. Rossi, chairman of the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade Committee, announced that the official Town of Bethany Beach 4th of July t-shirts are available at the Bethany Trading Co. and Kites, Tails and Toys.

By the end of May, they...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Jordan honors Elvis and his automobiles

“If there was ever one entertainer who really loved his automobiles, it was Elvis Presley,” said restaurateur Al Jordan of Jordan’s Rooftop Restaurant at 138th St. and Coastal Highway, in Ocean City, Md., who will be hosting two Elvis concerts on...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Attention Retired Dentists

Volunteer dentists are needed for a non-profit located at The Stockley campus between Millsboro and Georgetown. Sussex Smiles Dental Care, Inc. is a startup, faith-based organization treating low-income Sussex County adults, ages 18 to 64. Many...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf tournament to benefit Wellness Community

The 1st Annual Jake’s Seafood House Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20, at the Marsh Island Golf Club to benefit The Wellness Community-Delaware. Enjoy fabulous prizes, a buffet luncheon and drinks afterward at Jakes’ Seafood House...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local police participate in campaign

Continuing through May 31, local police departments — including those in Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, South Bethany and Selbyville — will join Delaware State Police in participating in the fourth annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers being recruited

If you’re curious about blue crabs and live either near the Delaware Bay or Delaware’s Inland Bays, then you may be interested in volunteering to help marine scientists at the University of Delaware’s College of Marine Studies. The scientists are...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Public asked to report sick or dead birds

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Mosquito Control Section is again asking the public to help in the state’s surveillance and monitoring efforts for West Nile virus by reporting sick or dead wild birds that...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bits and Pieces

Bethany Beach museum looking for items

The Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee (CHAC) is preparing for the re-opening of the town museum in its new quarters in the town hall, and members are seeking artifacts pertinent...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Five vie for Bethany council seat

For the second time in six months, Bethany Beach Town Council members are faced with the decision of who best to replace one of their own.

With the resignation of the council’s only non-resident member, Robert Degen, effective May 1, the...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

County denies bridge over wetlands

The County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission unanimously recommended denial of the Riverview application — a 1,400-foot wooden bridge to a proposed 72-unit residential planned community (RPC) — at the May 12 P&Z meeting.

That...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville ER opens for the summer

The Millville Emergency Center, a Beebe emergency department satellite, will open for 24-hour-a-day service on Saturday, May 28. Beebe’s Sharon Harmon said they’d extended their season a bit last year, but found the move unsustainable and would...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

County council unveils 2006 budget

County Administrator Bob Stickels gave the public a first look as he introduced the proposed fiscal 2006 budget, and sewer fees, at the May 17 county council meeting. This year’s theme was “Growth Continues,” although the general fund spending...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC revises pollution regulations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) personnel hosted another public workshop in Dewey Beach on May 17, once again explaining pending pollution control regulations, and recent revisions thereto.

The department...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany residents hear from candidates at meeting

With the final weeks leading up to South Bethany’s council election ticking down, candidates for the three open seats were given the opportunity to make their cases to citizens present at the May 13 council meeting. Those potential voters were...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tropical hardwood lands in Millville

Certified environmentally conscious, and then shipped straight from the rainforest, Brazilian Ipe (EE-pay) and Jatoba (jah-TOW-bah) are now available for area porches and decks.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Diane Comolli shows off some...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Audit proceeding in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach’s annual audit process is getting a major overhaul this year, with both a new auditing firm and a new set of standards to which the town’s books — and those of many other towns — will be held.

The town’s previous auditing...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Contractors rally for cancer with project

Families dealing with the trauma of a loved one’s struggle against cancer, more than anyone else, need a place to find some peace and solitude. They may soon have an opportunity to escape to the beach for a respite.

Local builders,...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick officials discuss renovations

As promised at the April meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue of renovations to the town hall at a May 14 “workshop-without-agenda” (WWA).
Previously, Frederick had asked his fellow council...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lawmakers mull voting

State legislators are tossing around a few options for increased representation on Sussex County Council these days, although it remains to be seen which version will find its way through both houses of the Delaware General Assembly.

Sen....

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Incumbents pass tests from voters

Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board election results are in, and they indicate solid community support for the current administration.

District 4 incumbent Dr. Don Hattier, DC, topped challenger Lloyd Elling 561-244 and...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dredging project hits another snag

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to dredge the 3.9-mile Assawoman Canal may have entered a new season of delay.

DNREC and Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center (MAELC) attorneys wrapped up testimony...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm