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Herlihy’s revolutionary ‘Buck Board’ turns 10

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Colin Herlihy and Eric Simons go over some notes after the last Bethany Skim Jam of the summer.Chances are, if you follow board sports, you know who Colin Herlihy is. You’ve seen him in the newspapers and in the...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:46am

Civil War Profiles: Burton, Cannon & Saulsbury: Delaware’s wartime governors

During the four tumultuous years of the Civil War, 1861-1865, three men held the reins of government in Delaware. It was William Burton’s fate to be in the office of governor when secession was under consideration at the outset of the war....

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:42am

Millsboro Country Festival becoming signature event

In just a few weeks, Millsboro’s annual Country Festival will return to the town, bringing with it music, activities, food and more. Organized by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, the festival was designed to be a signature event for the...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:26am

Burn Camp offers kids respite and fun

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert : A carnival was held during Delaware Burn Camp’s week-long retreat at Camp Barnes. The kids were able to play games, eat cotton candy, enjoy a photobooth and, as camper Lincoln demonstrated, even make a little...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:57am

yArt Sale takes center stage this weekend

A large private residence will resemble a European outdoor market this weekend, as the ninth annual “yArt” (Art in the Yard) show returns to Bethany Beach.

Nick and Julie Kypreos will open their gates at 33258 Kent Avenue on Aug. 30 and 31...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:54am

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral set for Labor Day Monday

Coastal Point • File Photo : Jazz Funeral participants mourn the death of summer in an end-of-summer celebration, held each year on the boardwalk, featuring jazz music and a mock funeral procession. This year will be the 29th year that the...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:32am

Civil War Profiles: The education of Quaker brothers in wartime

Albert Smith, treasurer of the Wilmington Savings Fund Society, and his wife, Elizabeth, lived with their six sons in the upper floors above the bank at the corner of Eighth and Market streets. They were Quakers and part of Wilmington’s old-line...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:08am

Public invited to enjoy Nanticoke history and culture at annual powwow

Coastal Point • File Photo : Charles Eagletail dances in the circle at the 2011 Nanticoke Indian Powwow near Millsboro.For 37 years, the Nanticoke Indian Association has been holding an annual powwow, welcoming the community to attend and learn...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:49am

Special Olympics athletes enjoy traditional summer camp

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Annie Manista, a Project Unify partner with Special Olympics Delaware poses, with Ocean View resident Carol Bak, a Special Olympics athlete, after a kayaking trip. They were two of many who participated in the...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:34am

Application withdrawn from County Council for music festival

For now, concerned Harbeson-area residents can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Sussex County Council approved this week the withdrawal of a conditional-use application that would allow for a music festival on a farmland property near the town....

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:00am

South Bethany to hold fourth annual ‘beauty contest’

Driving through South Bethany, motorists often notice the beautifully landscaped canal and road ends. The continued beautification of the areas has been carried out through the work of the town’s Community Enhancement Committee (CEC) and...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:56am

Land to spare? Millville seeks donation for event space

In searching for new festival space, the Town of Millville is weighing all options. This week, Millville opened its doors current landowners who may be interested in donating two or more acres of property to the Town.

Millville sponsors...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:55am

Energy-saving initiatives launched in state municipalities

U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. John Carney (all D-Del.) recently joined USDA Rural Development State Director Bill McGowan to announce energy-saving initiatives in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties through the Rural...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:47am

Civil War Profiles: The admiral’s wife: Sophie Madeleine DuPont

The strategy, tactics and horror of the Civil War have been thoroughly documented over the nearly 150 years since it came to an end. While most the writings have been about the men who fought the war, the role of women has received attention, as...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:17am

Eagle Scout revitalizes outdoor classroom at Showell

Kids at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School can now go outside the classroom to learn, thanks to the help of Eagle Scout Michael Thompson.

“They have a pond there. It was really overgrown, and no one really used it. I thought the idea of...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:32am

Little boat, big water: Local man circumnavigates Delmarva by pontoon

Coastal Point • Submitted : Alex Daly navigated his pontoon boat in Virginia’s inland waterways from Assateague, Md., to Cape Charles, Va.Pontoon boats were made for balmy days on the bay. But for one Fenwick Islander, they were made for...

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 7:19am

Alumni to return for Operation SEAs the Day

In less than a month, 30 soldiers and their immediate families will come to Bethany Beach to take part in the second year of Operation SEAs the Day, as “Very Important Families” (VIFs).

“Last year was our first year, and we brought 25...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:06am

Delaware ranked seventh in nation for solar energy

Delaware is again among the states leading the nation in solar energy — ranked seventh per capita for cumulative solar installations, according to a report released this week by Environment America Research & Policy Center, “Lighting the Way...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:22am

DNREC announces changes to Delaware’s Green Energy Fund

DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate and the state’s Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) recently announced the Aug. 4 launch of the Joint Green Energy Program, with the intention of increasing small-scale photovoltaic installations in Delaware...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:16am

Online registration open now for Coastal Cleanup vols

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 28th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, the cleanup...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:12am

Civil War Profiles: Townsend’s ‘mysterious estate’ on South Mountain

It is human nature to seek a refuge from life’s daily routine, a place that fulfills our craving for relaxation and privacy. Few, however, can afford a place that is secluded yet a reasonable distance from their work environment. A Delawarean by...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:03am

Steele brings weird fiction to ‘The Children of Old Leech’

Coastal Point •R. Chris Clark : Local book editor Justin Steele presents his book, ‘The Children of Old Leech.’ Steele has high hopes for the book: ‘I hope it keeps people awake at night.’ “If you value your health, sanity and general sense of...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:08am

Car show to support Operation SEAs the Day

Coastal Point • Submitted: Allison Stine poses with her cars, all of which will be shown at the First Annual Cripple Creek Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.With Operation SEAs the Day’s Wounded Warrior Beach Week...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:28am

Civil War Profiles: Jordan Norris, 48th Georgia: ‘I was never touched by a Yankee bullet!’

Mary Ann Norris Welsh, who lives in Ocean Pines, Md., is interested in genealogy. In 1970, while checking birthdates in the family Bible during a reunion at a relative’s home in Eastover, S.C., she found a brief letter, in the form of a memoir,...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:27am

Civil War Profiles: ‘Dead heroes’ of the 2nd Delaware

After the outbreak of hostilities between the states in 1861, authorities in Washington soon acknowledged that the war would last longer than originally believed. Consequently, they called for men to join the Union army for a three-year...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:31am

Odd algae bloom in Salt Pond gets attention from State

Special to the Coastal Point • Monica Scott: This algae bloom in Salt Pond created quite a stir recently.To Pat Sned, whose home backs up to the Salt Pond, a large apparent algae bloom that caught her eye about a month ago seemed a little out of...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:44am

Odd algae bloom in Salt Pond gets attention from State

Special to the Coastal Point • Monica Scott: This algae bloom in Salt Pond created quite a stir recently.To Pat Sned, whose home backs up to the Salt Pond, a large apparent algae bloom that caught her eye about a month ago seemed a little out of...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:44am

Ridin’ Dirty: Local bikers love their sport, into their 70s and 80s

Zipping through Roxana fields, two dirt-bikers kick up dust on a humid day. They stop to chat before kicking down on the starter and buzzing away for another loop.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Jim LeBrun, a 74-year-old retired optician...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:12am

Local ‘Wish kid’ travels to World Cup in Brazil

Lenny Perez-Rivera is 9 and lives in Georgetown. He and his family have recently returned from Brazil, where they watched two World Cup games, went sightseeing and participated in a huge fan-appreciation festival. This wonderful experience was...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:05am

Civil War Profiles: Gettysburg campaign ends anti-climatically

In the words of Carl von Clausewitz, “War is … a continuation of political activity by other means.” Following the defeat of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army at Gettysburg in July 1863, President Abraham Lincoln visualized an end to the rebellion of...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:54am

Playing in the dirt

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Children have planted this garden in May, in partnership with the Selbyville Public Library, and continue to maintain it.For once, kids are being encouraged to get dirty, and the Selbyville Public Library is leading...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:17am

Playing in the dirt

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Children have planted this garden in May, in partnership with the Selbyville Public Library, and continue to maintain it.For once, kids are being encouraged to get dirty, and the Selbyville Public Library is leading...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:17am

Warrior thankful for Operation SEAs the Day

Coastal Point • File Photo: Braden, Victoria, Katelin, Jacob and McKenzie didn’t waste any time getting into the sand during last year’s Operation SEAs the Day.Last year, community members banded together to form Operation SEAs the Day, a beach-...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 6:04am

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:36am

Civil War Profiles: Post-Gettysburg pursuit of Lee’s army

When the Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, gained its first victory on the battlefield against Gen. Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in early July 1863, the people of the North and the authorities in Washington were...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:16am

Tiny Miss Delaware hits road to nationals

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Tiny Miss Delaware Emily Jenkins is all smiles.The most noticeable trait about Emily Jenkins is her charming, infectious giggle. That’s if you didn’t already see the 5-year-old’s crown and sash.

Emily will...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:26am

MTV reality show comes to Ocean View, local businesses

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted by MTV: Solana Alvarez meets with Yaniv ‘Nev’ Schulman and Max Joseph, from MTV’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show’ in March.Who would have thought MTV would ever come to Sussex County? But when Solana Alvarez told...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:21am

Delaware Botanic Gardens puts down roots with 99-year lease

A $1 lease might be the best deal that anyone will get in Sussex County. But the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) is also helping to fulfill Sussex County Land Trust’s (SCLT) mission to preserve open space by leasing 37 acres near Dagsboro as part...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:07am

Delaware Botanic Gardens puts down roots with 99-year lease

A $1 lease might be the best deal that anyone will get in Sussex County. But the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) is also helping to fulfill Sussex County Land Trust’s (SCLT) mission to preserve open space by leasing 37 acres near Dagsboro as part...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:07am

Delaware beaches again top in nation for water quality

Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year, capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality. The acclaim came from the National Resources Defense Council, the non-...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:06am

Bethany Beach Fourth of July celebration to feature parade, Warrior Spirit

Coastal Point • File Photo : Independence Day is celebrated with a huge parade in?Bethany Beach. These young ladies pass out candy while wearing some patriotic gear.Bethany Beach is set for an all-day Fourth of July celebration this Friday, with...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:59am

Millsboro parade offers youth the chance to meet Uncle Sam

Coastal Point • File Photo : Participants in last year’s Millsboro youth parade show off their patriotism.For seven years, the youth of Millsboro have been parading in celebration of the Fourth of July, and they’ll continue that tradition this...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:57am

Fenwick Island to hold 10th annual Bonfire

Coastal Point • File Photo : The bonfire at Fenwick Island will celebrate its 10th annual event on Saturday, July 5, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.If the parades and fireworks haven’t provided enough Independence Day fun for 2014, Fenwick Island will...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:55am

Bear Trap to continue holiday celebration into July 5

Coastal Point • File Photo : Bear Trap Dunes will be hosting its own Fourth of July Parade again this year, on Saturday, July 5, at 9 a.m. Above, these children participate in the 2012 parade.For more than a decade, Bear Trap Dunes has been...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:52am

Fenwick families celebrate Independence Day with neighborhood parade

Coastal Point • File Photo: The unofficial Fenwick Island Fourth of July Parade, as brought to you by the residents of W. Virginia Avenue, back in 2010.­Some Fenwick Island visitors may be surprised to learn that Fenwick Island has had its own...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:49am

Oysters and islands focus of effort to clean up South Bethany canals

The Centre for the Inland Bays wants to improve the water quality in South Bethany’s canals, and they’re floating a couple new tools for their environmental toolbox there: islands and oysters.

CIB Restoration Coordinator E.J. Chalabala...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:37am

Oysters and islands focus of effort to clean up South Bethany canals

The Centre for the Inland Bays wants to improve the water quality in South Bethany’s canals, and they’re floating a couple new tools for their environmental toolbox there: islands and oysters.

CIB Restoration Coordinator E.J. Chalabala...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:37am

Marie's KitchenSoft-shell a(Muse.)-ments with Hari Cameron

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron’s career since I first highlighted him in June...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:48am

Marie's KitchenSoft-shell a(Muse.)-ments with Hari Cameron

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron’s career since I first highlighted him in June...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:48am

Millsboro Chamber readies for annual golf classic

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 19, offering golfers the opportunity to enjoy what is widely considered one of the area’s most beautiful public courses, while also supporting a...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:25am