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County looks at dogcatchers

Sussex County Council juggled the animal control hot potato at the May 10 council meeting, but where that responsibility will come to rest remains to be seen.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) leaders have voted...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

State hosts soy biodiesel affair at marina

Soy biodiesel found its way to the Mid-Atlantic seaboard on May 9 as state officials and United Soybean Board (USB) representatives celebrated the clean-burning fuel’s introduction at the Indian River marina.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRSD Administrator enters town race

Joseph “Jay” Headman, administrative assistant for the Indian River School District (IRSD), has entered the best three-out-of-four election contest in pursuit of a seat on South Bethany Town Council.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany museum shaping up, seeking items

Work on Bethany Beach’s town museum is proceeding apace, with the museum’s space in the town hall lobby now sporting a fresh coat of cranberry and tan paint.

Workers from museum installation firm Lynch Industries are due to complete...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Shore Stop shows appreciation to customers

The Shore Stop convenience store (and gas station) in Bethany Beach will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Store Manager Amy Baull said her husband, Cat Country deejay Brian K. Hall, would be...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

County denies Moose lodge

Sussex County Council decided the County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission’s conditions weren’t enough to make a Loyal Order of Moose lodge fit next to a chicken house, and voted unanimously to deny the application on May 10.

The...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Route 26 project a hot topic

Local residents and businesspeople who had championed the addition of a third lane along the entire length of the planned Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project got their wishes in the proposal laid out by Delaware Department of Transportation (...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Manhunt ends in suicide

Residents and employees of Bethany Beach continue this week to wonder what happened to their neighbor and co-worker, 34-year-old Robert L. Wynn, to cause him to apparently kill his former fiancée and her current boyfriend in the woman’s Harbeson...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Marketer talks tourism to chamber

Marketing manager Lana O’Hollaren stopped by Fenwick Island (Harpoon Hanna’s) on May 5, to share advice with members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
O’Hollaren, with ad agency Aloysius, Butler and Clark (AB&C), mainly...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick restaurant offers a bite ... and view

According to Shark’s Cove owner Eddie O’Malley, the view is the easy part. This upper story restaurant, just west of the “Fenwick Ditch” (and around the block on Bennett Avenue) hosts a natural panorama on the Little Assawoman Bay, and plenty of...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

ABCC considers taproom

Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) Members reviewed the “Scotty’s Bayside Tavern” liquor license application for a “taproom” on Route 54 on May 9. They heard testimony from several supporters, and numerous complainants from the...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick considers outdoor dining seating

Fenwick Island Town Council Member and Charter and Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) Chairman Harry Haon asked his committee members a simple question: Was there a way for the town to allow restaurateur Gabby Mancini to accomplish the business...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

OVPD inspects trucks

Members of the Ocean View Police, Ocean View Citizen Auxiliary Patrol, Delaware State Police Truck Enforcement Unit and the Delaware State Police Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program conducted a truck inspection checkpoint on Route 26 on April...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS announces third quarter honor students

HIGH HONORS (Grade between 93-100)
SENIORS

Melissa Alesi, Lauren Beam, Katie Bond, Whitney Bowden, Amber Carney, Catherine Clark, Ashley Collison, Bianey Cordoba, Jordan Hale, Lindsay Hardt, Jessica Hazzard, Jennifer Johnson, Kyle...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Coast Guard open house at Indian River

Saturday, May 21 is Armed Forces Day, and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary (volunteer arm of the Coast Guard) and USCG proper will mark the occasion with an open house at the Indian River Inlet station.
The event is scheduled to run...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

IR School Board considers calendars

The Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board will consider three options for the 2005-2006 calendar — one with the first day of school after Labor Day, two starting before Labor Day — at the May 24 school board meeting.

Earlier...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

DNREC schedules workshops on new pollution regulations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will hold two additional public workshops this month on revisions to the proposed Pollution Control Strategy (PCS) for the Inland Bays. The department encourages public...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Many area students recognized by college

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies were recognized for their accomplishments at Honors Day ceremonies held Friday, May 6, at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Dr. Dennis J. Suszkowski, science...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Taste the best of the coast

The recipe is set for the 6th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th 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, Bethany Beach....

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Cottage Tour rolling right along

The 14th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, July 27 and 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is once again serving as the honorary...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Delaware Tech Owens Campus graduation is May 17

Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, will hold its 37th annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the east lawn of the William A. Carter Partnership Center.

The distinguished commencement speaker...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

23rd annual Families in Crises Conference to be held on May 13

Individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of Delmarva’s social service delivery will gather at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Friday, May 13 for the 23rd annual Families in Crisis Conference....

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers wanted for May 21 Inland Bays cleanup

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Fish and Wildlife is holding its first Inland Bays cleanup on Saturday, May 21. The cleanup will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. There...

Thursday, May 12, 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 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Armed Forces to be celebrated in Ocean City

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 lower...

Thursday, May 12, 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 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Roxana Wesleyan holds auction

The Roxana Wesleyan Church will hold an auction plus bake sale on Friday, May 20, to raise funds for the youth group.

Roxana Wesleyan hopes to send the youth group to church camp this summer (Denton, Md.) and to the denominational youth...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

DELDOT to host Rt. 26 workshop

The Delaware Department of Transportation will host a public workshop on the Route 26 Mainline project on Monday, May 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Roxanna Volunteer Fire Hall on Route 20 in Frankford.

The workshop will present project...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

DeBastiani IRSD Teacher of the Year

James DeBastiani of Southern Delaware School of the Arts has been selected as the Indian River School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006.

The announcement was made at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year banquet on April 21...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

May 19 grand opening on schedule for new CHEER center at Long Neck

Sussex County Senior Services Inc./CHEER has announced that the grand opening for the new, 8,200 square foot CHEER Center in the Shoppes at Long Neck will be Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The formal ribbon cutting will be...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

May celebrates community action

May is National Community Action Month, a nationwide event designed to gain support for and raise awareness of Community Action and its impact, locally and nationally and to spotlight the achievements of volunteers, staff and personal achievers...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Legislative week in review

• On April 28, state representatives passed a House Bill that would require school districts to eventually align their curricula with state education standards.

“HS 1 for HB 47” sponsor Rep. Stephanie Ulbrich (25th District) said the...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Castle urges visa exemtion

Congressman Michael N. Castle is joining forces with Maryland Congressman Wayne Gilchrest and 53 House colleagues to include language in the 2006 fiscal year Supplemental Appropriations Bill that he said would provide immediate relief to...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

23rd annual Families in Crises Conference to be held on May 13

Individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of Delmarva’s social service delivery will gather at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Friday, May 13 for the 23rd annual Families in Crisis Conference....

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Taste the best of coastal Delaware

The recipe is set for the 6th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th 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, Bethany Beach....

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

State parks are now collecting daily fees

The state Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that daily entrance fees will be collected from May 1 until Oct. 31.

“State parks are still the biggest recreation bargain in the state,” said Division...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View considers legislation

Ocean View Town Council members passed three ordinances and studied some draft legislation floating around Dover at the May 3 council meeting.

They unanimously passed ordinances (1) prohibiting multifamilies, duplexes, garden apartments,...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford calls for water surveys

Frankford is in the midst of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, and has sent out surveys with 245 water bills, seeking some input from town residents.

It’s been a couple months now, but as Town Manager Terry Truitt reported at the May 2...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Students Rally for school climate workers

“Save behavior mod. Save behavior mod. Save behavior mod.”
So ran the chorus outside Indian River High School on May 2, as more than 50 students lined the curb, waving signs and voicing support for members of the behavior management team....

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Selbyville grants exception for Sandy Branch

Selbyville Town Council members voted unanimously May 2 to grant an exemption to the Sandy Branch subdivision that would give the community additional flexibility for the location of its front setbacks.

The exemption was granted under town...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany Beach readies summer of fun

Bethany Beach is gearing up for another round of summer entertainment, with its boardwalk bandstand schedule chock-full of everything from country music and brass bands to dance acts and tributes to musical legends Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley,...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

County considers emergency housing request

With budget time fast approaching, petitioners have begun to position their causes on Sussex County Council’s radar screen. The First State Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) explained their mission at the May 3 council...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lambertson reflects on first term

Elections in South Bethany are drawing near (May 28), and incumbent Council Member Bonnie Lambertson recently took time to detail her experience to date.
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She is seeking reelection to a second...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Price tapped as the top Sussex County Democrat

Millville resident Shirley Price quietly reentered politics in recent weeks —– not as a challenger, but as an organizer. Price, a former state representative for the 38th District, has been selected as Chair for the Sussex County Democratic Party...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRSD School Board candidates talk issues

It’s election time in the Indian River School District (IRSD), and residents will have a chance to cast ballots in favor of either School Board incumbents (Dr. Donald Hattier, DC, Nina Lou Bunting), or their challengers, (Lloyd Elling, Wilbert “...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Hocker reports meeting at Holt's Landing

Millions of visitors frequent Delaware state parks in Southeastern Sussex every summer, but visitors primarily flock to the Delaware Seashore State Park satellites along the coast (Fenwick Island, Indian River Inlet).
However, there’s...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Communications committee goes down checklist

It was a meeting full of wrap-ups for members of the Bethany Beach Communications Committee on Monday, April 25.
With most of their recent ideas for improving communications from the town in various phases of completion, Mayor and committee...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council reviews a slew of items

Dagsboro Town Council reviewed a whole sheaf of plans at the April 25 council meeting, but took no action, other than to postpone on the “lands now or formerly of the Kollock Family Limited Partnership” subdivision. (Council Member Jamie Kollock...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

School district explains budget cuts

The Indian River School District (IRSD) enacted a series of cost-cutting measures in March and April, in preparation for anticipated budget shortfalls in fiscal 2006, according to an April 29 press release.

Among those measures, a...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tourney features $25K prize for bluefish

Anglers will take the local shores again this weekend, with more on their minds than just tall fish tales or a leisurely day on the beach.

The proof will be in the presentation Saturday, May 7, when participants in the Bethany-Fenwick Area...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm