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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

Parade prep begins

Memorial Day and the start of the traditional summer season are still weeks away, but members of the Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade Committee are already deep in preparation mode for the annual patriotic celebration.
Already, the...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRSD board rescinds calendar

Two big issues, one big Indian River School District School Board meeting.
Concerned residents filled the Frankford Elementary cafeteria on April 26, as School Board members rescinded the previously agreed upon calendar for 2005-2006 and...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

One-way traffic proposed in Bethany

Judging by the lukewarm participation in Monday’s workshop on proposed bicycle and pedestrian safety measures in Bethany Beach, few of the town’s citizens realized that one-way roads would be among the proposals presented by the Delaware...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View considers upscale restaurant

Restaurateur David Harkness presented plans for the Oak Arbor Inn at the corner of Woodland Avenue and Route 26 last week — first, before the Ocean View Board of Adjustment (BOA) and then before the town’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

County council defers on Moose Lodge

Sussex County Council held public hearing on the Loyal Order of Moose application at the April 26 council meeting.

Earlier this month, the county’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission recommended approval for a new East Sussex Lodge,...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf show hits the green the weekend

The fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Golf Show swings into the Ocean City convention center this weekend when golfers from all over will be in area to play during the busiest golf package weekend of the year.

The show, presented by Pohanka...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Plans for Pennsylvania Avenue spring a leak

The concept of a pump to help alleviate flooding in Bethany Beach’s Pennsylvania Avenue area will have to be reconsidered, Town Council Member Harry Steele and Town Manager Cliff Graviet revealed at the April 21 meeting of the town’s Flood and...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany candidate point to openness

The atmosphere surrounding South Bethany Town Council is considerably more harmonious than it once was, according to Council Member Richard Ronan.
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Filing for reelection to what would be his fifth...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View prepares for potential disasters

Relax — no one has suggested any likelihood of a disaster striking this area. However, as husband and wife team Tom and Pat Sheeran pointed out, that’s the problem — there’s no way to predict.

Best to be prepared, and the Sheerans showed...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville shop to benefit Alzheimer's study

Barbara Kenyon will celebrate her late grandmother’s birthday on Sunday, May 1, with the grand opening of her new Forget-Me-Not Shoppe in Millville.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Barbara Kenyon, in her new shop.
It will be an...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Postal workers welcome IR class prez

Indian River High School’s senior class president Deniz Nhan took the helm at the Frankford Post Office on April 21 (for the day).
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Postmasters Deniz Nhan and Tammy Cohee performing the swearing-in ceremony...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

DelDOT talks third lane in Millville

Nothing’s final until the steamrollers roll and the road stripers stripe, but it now appears the SR 26 Mainline project, slated for completion in 2010, will include a center turn lane from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville.


Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick makes move to expand dock allowances

Many Fenwick Island property owners who were not previously permitted to have a dock at their canal-side or lagoon-side properties may soon have that option. The Fenwick Island Town Council, at its April 22 meeting, heard a first reading of a...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Voting reform group meets May 4

Citizens for a Better Sussex (CBS), a grassroots political activism group calling for greater county representation in eastern Sussex County, will meet Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m., at the South Coastal Library (Bethany Beach).

CBS advocates...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf tournament to benefit wellness

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, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beebe to raise awareness of osteoporosis in May

Beebe Medical Center will offer free screenings for osteoporosis in May on different days and locations around Sussex County. May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month.

No appointments are necessary for the non-invasive screenings, which take...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local post celebrates Vietnam vets

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have proclaimed May 1-7 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Week, and the local Mason-Dixon Post 7234 (Quillen’s Point) will be holding a kickoff celebration on May 1.

Perhaps unbeknownst to many Americans, May...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volunteers needed to assist with terrapin project

Each year in mid-May, just as people are heading for the beaches, unfortunately, so are the female diamondback terrapins. The terrapins live in the Delaware Inland Bays, but the females lay their eggs in the soft sands of the beach dunes.


Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

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.


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