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Delaware Tech annual gala sold out for upcoming weekend

Starry, Starry Night, the annual spring gala fundraiser hosted by the Owens Campus Development Council of Delaware Technical & Community College in collaboration with underwriters Discover Bank and Atlantic Theatres — The Movies at Midway is...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Turtles need help when the rubber hits the road in the spring

Delaware’s turtles are coming out of hibernation and will soon be crossing roads as they search for nesting sites and, in some cases, make the journey from wintering habitats to summer haunts. The species Delawareans are most like to see on the...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

31st Annual Health and Awareness fair

The Roxana CHEER Senior Center is hosting its 31st Older Americans’ Health and Awareness Fair on May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the senior center in the Edward Pyle State Service Building located on Route 20 in Frankford...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

State park closing stretch of beach for nesting plovers

Two pairs of piping plovers, Delaware’s endangered beach nesters, are setting up housekeeping at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Gordon’s Pond beach.

According to Division of Fish and Wildlife biologist Marnie Pepper, two nests with two eggs...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Marriage Licenses

John Wayne Marvel of Houston, Del. & Inge E. Bradley of Lincoln, Del.; Patrice Momplaisir of Seaford, Del. & Jenny Mereus of Hurlock, Md.; Gervis Gardner Shugart III & Irina Viktorova Moiseyeva, both of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Lee K....

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville man arrested in road-rage incident

A 57-year-old Millville resident was arrested Saturday, April 16, at approximately 6:30 p.m. after an incident at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach.

According to Pfc. Joanna Robertson, public information officer for...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany election

Once again, the town of South Bethany has attracted enough civic-minded citizens to have an election. It will be a best three-out-of-four race again this year, with Council Member Lloyd Hughes stepping down after more than 12 years.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick police to clamp down on alcohol

While thousands of Delaware high school students are preparing to attend proms in the coming weeks, the Fenwick Island Police Department, in partnership with the State of Delaware Office of Highway Safety, is preparing to make sure their special...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

May opening date for Ocean View restaurant

NorthEast Seafood Kitchen, the new restaurant by Matthew Haley and Bryony Zeigler (the creators of Redfin Seafood Grill in North Bethany Beach and Fish On! in Lewes), will open this May in Ocean View.

Haley and Harry Geller teamed up to...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Clear Space Productions announces second round of auditions for 'Oklahoma' ensemble cast

Clear Space Productions has announced a second round of auditions for the ensemble cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” This is an opportunity to join in professional-level performance starring established and emerging actors.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany considers restricting non-resident votes

Some non-resident property owners in Bethany Beach could potentially lose their right to vote on town ballot issues, if certain revisions to the town’s voting regulations are made.
The issue was raised at the April 14 meeting of the Charter...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRSD slims workforce

The Indian River School District (IRSD) has eliminated several positions in the wake of a budget crunch associated with the completion of the district’s two high schools.

District representatives put a positive spin on it, saying they...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

County takes a look at Riverview project

Sussex County Council took another look at the Riverview project north of Millville on April 19, but deferred action: awaiting a recommendation from the planning and zoning (P&Z) commission.

The builders are seeking a residential-...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Politicos celebrate Ocean View water

It’s Earth Day once again (April 22), and various governmental representatives stopped by the new Town Hall in Ocean View a week prior, to celebrate the town’s recent financing agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local Democrats question county reps

Two Republicans walked into a Democratic club meeting — and responded to some polite questioning.

Sussex County Council Members George Cole (District 4) and Vance Phillips (District 5) came to the Cottage Café on April 19, at the formal...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

No exception for Sea Villas driveways

Residents of the Sea Villas in Bethany Beach may have some adjustments to make in their parking practices. Members of the town’s Planning Commission voted Saturday, April 16, that the properties are not due any sort of exception from the 20-foot...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Waiting-area bars allowed to continue

At its April 15 meeting, the Bethany Beach Town Council voted 5-2 to extend a provision allowing the operation of “waiting-area bars” at restaurants in the town. The contentious discussion focused on a 16-seat bar area at Bethany Blues.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany grants exception due to flooding

The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustments during its April 18 meeting unanimously granted an exception to Anna Mae Buhl for the moving and raising of the garage-apartment on her property at 104 Central Boulevard.

Buhl and builder Mark Dieste...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Filing deadline for Bethany seat is May 18

Bethany Beach Town Council Member Bob Degen dropped a bit of a bombshell at the council’s April 15 meeting, announcing his resignation from the council and town committees, effective May 1.

The council’s only non-resident member, Degen...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

School board candidate advocates inclusion

Ocean View resident Lloyd Elling is strong on social consciousness, in business and in life. He went into special education for adults with disabilities with this philosophy in mind: “You can either hate it, or you can see the value that exists...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany continues overlay zone discussion

Members of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission continued their discussion of zoning overlays at their April 16 meeting, working through the details and potential impact of the idea before possibly bringing it to the town council for approval....

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville gets a peak at future

One set of sketches, so many questions.
Officials and representatives of Millville Township LLC presented their sketch plans to the town council and a group of eager residents during the town’s regular council meeting on Tuesday, April 12...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

County puts a hold on 84 Lumber plans

Was it enough?
The proposed expansion at Clarksville’s 84 Lumber — chock full of improvements — came before Sussex County Council on April 12.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Trucks going in and out of the 84 Lumber property in...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

County reintroduces open space talk

Sussex County Council once again turned to the issue of open space requirements at the April 12 council meeting, continuing work begun last year.

Council adopted two ordinances related to minimum open space requirements in new developments...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tournament brings in scholarship funds

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Alpha Eta chapter, has raised enough money at their first-ever golf tournament to fund not one, but two, $5,000 scholarships for graduating Indian River High School seniors.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick business leaders brainstorm on future

Members of the Fenwick Island business community came together Wednesday, April 13, to discuss their vision for improving the town’s commercial area. The event was inspired by similar visioning workshops held for the town’s property owners in...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Meredith remains Mayor after election

Ocean View Mayor Gary Meredith was sworn in for a second term at the April 12 special meeting, following a strong showing at the polls over the weekend.
Coastal Point • SUBMITTED:
Meredith.
Meredith defeated challenger Wally...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Coastal Moose to get go-ahead on location

An application for a new lodge location for the Loyal Order of Moose Inc., East Sussex Lodge #2542, received preliminary approval recommendations from the county’s Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) on April 7.

The lodge currently...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick prepares to cover its beach

With the summer only an arm’s length away, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol Committee met April 9 to review lifeguard decorum and responsibilities, discuss plans for a July 2 community beach bonfire and set parameters for the planned junior...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany approves 2006 budgets

South Bethany Town Council approved the fiscal 2006 budgets, set the rental tax rate and adjusted various fees at the April 8 council meeting.

The town will move forward with a $1.52 million operating budget and nearly $1.44 million set...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany reviews town plan

It’s been five years, and South Bethany’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) is once again up for certification. Members of the town Planning Commission gathered for a work session on the document April 11.

The commission members have...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford considers four-duplex project

Frankford resident Dean Esham addressed the town’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission last week (April 7 P&Z meeting), asking for a change of zone to accommodate four duplexes at 65 Reed Street.

However, Esham’s application...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

A different angle

Wilbert “Will” Laird is a newcomer to Sussex County.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Laird attended Point Park College (business/math) and George Washington University (operations research) en route a 35-year career with the federal...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Chamber hosts forum of council members

Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce members gathered on April 7 for eggs and sausage — with a side of politics.
Sussex County Council Members George Cole (District 4) and Vance Phillips (District 5) made the trip to Doyle’s Restaurant...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Jamboree Boys welcome in professionals

It’s that time once again, country music fans — time for the Hocker family’s annual Springtime Jamboree. The two-day event (April 22 and 23) will benefit Lower Sussex Little League (LSLL) this year.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Rep....

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany discusses history

The Bethany Historical and Cultural Committee met Monday, April 11, to discuss how best to preserve the history of the beach town. Resident Jane Vincenti recently expressed an interest in having her house on First Street registered as a historic...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Deadline nears for School Board ballots

Anyone who will need to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board election will need to take certain steps — as soon as possible.

Residents of IRSD Districts 3 and 4 will vote for their...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Annual geranium sale now going

Spruce up your yard and garden with beautiful geraniums.

Sounds of the Atlantic Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is offering white, pink and red 6-inch pots of geraniums for sale for only $4.50.

Geraniums can be ordered at any...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Marriage Licenses

The following couples recently appliced for marriage licenses in Sussex County:

Victor Mejla Ailon and Migdalia Perez, both of Milton, Del.; Alfred Victor Cicinato and Kathleen Jennings Ballato, both of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Jonathan...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Big times ahead in Ocean View

Registered voters of Ocean View, let’s get ready to rumble.

On Saturday, April 9, voters can turn out to the new town hall in Ocean View, from noon to 5 p.m. to cast their ballots for the individual they wish to serve as the town’s mayor...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Juveniles arrested for Bethany Arson

A Bethany Beach police officer on patrol in the town March 30 spotted evidence of a fire in progress, leading to the apprehension of three juveniles.

According to Bethany Beach Police Department (BBPD) Public Information Officer Joanna...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Selbyville Library celebrates

In celebration of National Library Week, the Selbyville Public Library will be hosting Hare E. Whodini and The Magic of Reading on Monday, April 11 at 4 p.m.

The “Magic of Reading” program targets the age ranges of kindergarten through...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Acting class returns to Ocean View

Following up on the first series of sold out classes on the Craft of Acting in both Lewes and Ocean View, Clear Space Productions, a non-profit theatre arts organization in Rehoboth Beach, has announced additional classes in April.

Classes...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Summer book sales are coming back soon

St. Martha’s summer book sales will be on Saturdays this summer instead of Sundays. The first sale will be Saturday, May 7. Books will be accepted on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Children’s books...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

St. Ann's looks to help troops overseas

St. Ann’s Church in Bethany Beach is collecting items to be sent to the troops overseas. The items they need are the following: water, phone cards, writing paper, pens, pencils, disposable razors, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap,...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beast of East bike show is ready to roar

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is one of the hidden gems of the East Coast and the Beast of the East Custom Bike Show is a pearl of a show just getting shucked for all to see.

The April 22-24 show is designed for talented bikers who have...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tickets on sale for Jekyll & Hyde

Time is running out to get tickets for Jekyll & Hyde at Possum Point Players. The show opens at Possum Hall in Georgetown on Friday, April 15, and has just seven performances scheduled before closing on April 24.

The office staff of...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

'Hard Hat' party showcases project

Passerbys on Route 1 have certainly noticed the frenetic pace of construction at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center and office building. The chamber staff is inviting members of the chamber and the community in to see...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Students to 'Kick Butts'

On Saturday, April 16, First State Community Action Agency and students from Sussex County communities are joining thousands across the country who are taking part in “Kick Butts Day.”

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a nationwide...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Wellness office offers Qigong

The Sussex County office of the Wellness Community-Delaware is planning to offer Qigong to interested people that are affected by cancer. This ancient Chinese practice integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm