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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:
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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

Library celebrates with literature

This series of literary programs at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will be presented during the week of April 11 in celebration of National Library Week:

• Writers’ Workshop with Michael Forestieri — Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p....

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beekeeping course for next Saturday

The Delaware Beekeepers Association is hosting a short course to introduce the public to the basics of beekeeping. The goal of the course is to prepare a novice to be a successful beekeeper this year and to lay the proper foundation for an...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Women's Day Celebration seeks nominees for 2006

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2006 Women’s Day Celebration sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The closing date for nominations is May 15.

Nominees age 18 or older must have been Sussex...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local groups give scholoarship money

Sorority offers Grise scholarship

The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority grants at least one Howard D. Grise Memorial Scholarship award of a minimum of $250 to a qualified high school graduate. The student must reside in...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

County moves to preserve local farms

Sussex County Council members approved a budget recommendation to earmark another $250,000 toward farmland preservation at the April 5 council meeting.

They’d approved a $125,000 match for state Department of Agriculture efforts, out of...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Sussex has voice muted on HB 36

Below the C&D Canal, Delaware is a true blue state. Sussex and Kent Counties voted Bush for president and Lee for Governor in the last election.

However, the numbers have it in New Castle County. Apparently, Smyrna marks a bit of a...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Potential Selbyville water project intriguing

Expansion of Selbyville’s water system was a hot topic at the town council’s April 4 meeting. Residents of outlying areas came to the meeting, seeking information in the wake of a letter sent out by the town. The letter was aimed at gauging those...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View talks water

A central water system for Ocean View took another giant leap forward this week, as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) representatives talked financing at the April 5 town council meeting.

USDA’s Denise MacLeish and Lisa Fitzgerald...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford hears requests from Church

Nearly 20 members of Frankford’s Antioch African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church attended the April 4 town council meeting.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
The crowd gears up for the CBS meeting at the South Coastal Library on Tuesday,...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Ocean View continues zoning modifications

Ocean View Town Council adopted two new zoning ordinances at the April 5 town council meeting, one regarding business signage and the other restricting multifamily development.

The sign ordinance will give multiple businesses on the same...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Planning & Zoning defers action on Riverview project

Members of the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted unanimously on March 31 to defer action on the application of Riverview LLC (a Caldera Properties holding) to rezone as MR-RPC (medium-density residential district,...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Watch for the eclipse this evening

The moon will take a bite out of the sun on Friday, April 8 — or at least it will appear to do so, when a partial solar eclipse will take place. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of the southern U.S., while the immediate area will enjoy...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

QRCF prepares for inaugural tourney

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) has come of age, and will expand its popular Big Drive for Charity competition into a full-blown golf tournament this year.

In the past, the foundation had partnered with parent Bethany-...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

'Dr. D. straightens out schools, backs

Local chiropractor Dr. Donald Hattier, aka “Dr. Don,” aka “Dr. D,” has spent the last 52 years doing a little bit of everything.
Coastal Point • SUBMITTED:
Hattier
Now running for re-election to his second term on the Indian...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick Island brainstorms on budget

The earliest stages of drafting Fenwick Island’s budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year began Saturday, April 2, with a workshop aimed at determining the town’s overall needs. The process should be approximately 30 days in length, targeting...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fenwick blooming with beautification projects

With spring sprung in coastal Delaware, the attention of Fenwick Island’s Beautification Committee has turned to making the town even more clean, attractive and brightly blooming. Members of the committee met Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

District details homestretch at Indian River

The new Indian River High School is almost, nearly, practically complete.
Work has taken longer than expected, and has cost more than originally anticipated. However, according to Indian River School District (IRSD) personnel, there’s a...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Reps work to safeguard shipwrecks

Legislators from the area have commissioned some housekeeping work to prevent a repeat of the archaeological mishap off the Lewes coast.

There, a sand-pumping dredge churned through an underwater site, throwing historic artifacts onto the...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

CBS seeks greater voice at county level

Sussex County Council members, take notice. The eastern voting bloc wants more of a say in county affairs, and the numbers are behind them.
Special to the Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
The crowd gears up for the CBS meeting at the South...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Bunting brings teacher's perspective

Incumbent School Board Member Nina Lou Bunting knows teaching.
Bunting is a relative newcomer to Indian River School District (IRSD) governance — she’s running for re-election to her second (three-year) term on the School Board.
...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour rolls on again

With spring finally sprung, lovers of long-distance bicycle rides are revving up for all the open air and open road the warmer weather can provide.
Coastal Point • SUBMITTED BY THE BETHANY-FENWICK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Bicyclists...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

It's that time again ... change your clocks

It’s time to “spring forward” again. Clocks in the area will be turned forward one hour at 2 a.m. standard time on Sunday, April 3, making it 3 a.m. daylight-saving time. Clocks will “fall back” one hour on Oct. 30, 2005.

A few daylight-...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Model railroad buffs share piece of history

Next stop, Bethany Beach.
The Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club (DSSRRC) held a workshop with a historical twist at the South Coastal Library on March 26.
Special to the Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
A 1958 Marx Company layout at the...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Fenwick signage talks proceed

Even Building Official Patricia Schuchman agrees it may be time for some accommodations in how Fenwick Island’s commercial signage works. But what those changes might be — and how they come about — is still in the earliest stages of discussion....

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

IRSD wins state award

The Indian River School District’s Meet the Challenge program has been named a 2005 winner of the prestigious Superstars in Education Award given by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Meet the Challenge was initiated in November 2001...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Library has full slate for Literary Week

This series of literary programs at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will be presentedduring the week of April 11 in celebration of National Library Week:

• Writers’ Workshop with Michael Forestieri — Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Church gives a lift with event

Need a spiritual lift after a long, dreary winter? Celebrate the renewal of spring with contemporary Christian music, drama, puppet shows and testimony by the members of the music ministry team Captive Free on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Novel writing workshop to begin in Rehoboth

The newly formed non-profit, Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, will host a two-part novel-writing workshop on Saturday, April 9, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Corner Cupboard Inn at 50 Park Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The Guild’s...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Rotary helping with food

During the week of April 2-9, Southern Sussex Rotary is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Community Food Pantry.

The Community Food Pantry provides basic food items to those who are unable to purchase enough food to get through the...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Craft show in need of volunteers

The Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Committee is looking for a few good volunteers. Plans for the June 4 craft show are proceeding, and the committee is seeking extra hands to help with the final stages of planning and carrying off the inaugural...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Chamber offers 10 reason to join

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce annual Member-Get-A-Member Campaign has hit its halfway marker. Members only have three more weeks to recruit new business members and earn their “bucks” to go shopping at the April 27 Business After...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

DNREC on the search

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is announcing the start of the 2005 Young Environmentalist of the Year award program. Awards will be given to students deserving recognition for their efforts in protecting the...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm