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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

Bethany Skim Jam is back on Monday nights

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: A young skimboarder catches some air during Monday night’s Skim Jam in Bethany Beach.For years, pro surfer Colin Herlihy and pro skimboarder Bill Baxter have been showing up at the beach on Garfield Parkway in...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:06am

Talkin’ Dew Tour with Bob Burnquist

Coastal Point • File Photo: Bob Burnquist recovers after a wipeout during the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City.Some of the best skateboarders in the world flocked to the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk last weekend to compete at the Dew Tour Beach...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:59am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

‘The whole Eastern Seaboard is lagging behind’

If the cold weather this winter didn’t get you, the repeated snowstorms did, as the farming season has been delayed across the board — from fruits to grains, from Delaware to Georgia.

“We’re struggling right now to stay on schedule,” said...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:49am

‘The whole Eastern Seaboard is lagging behind’

If the cold weather this winter didn’t get you, the repeated snowstorms did, as the farming season has been delayed across the board — from fruits to grains, from Delaware to Georgia.

“We’re struggling right now to stay on schedule,” said...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:49am

Local surfers to compete in Surf Shop final at Dew Tour

This weekend’s Dew Tour Beach Championships, being held in Ocean City, Md., feature some of the best surfers in the area among both national and international talent, set to take to the waves in Thursday night’s Amateur Surf Shop final.

To...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:41am

Civil War Profiles: Secret agent provides timely report on Lee’s invasion

In an increasingly apprehensive search for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, from his headquarters in Fairfax, Va., sent his cavalry to the west and an intelligence agent to the north, to pinpoint the Army of Northern...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:37am

Bethany library summer programs offer something for everyone

Although school is out for the summer, it doesn’t mean it’s time to close up those books. The South Coastal Library is continuing to hold their Summer Reading Program, for library patrons ranging from children to adults.

This year’s...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:36am

Roberts opens Bethany Beach studio, Beach Pilates

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Kelly Roberts celebrated the opening of Beach Pilates with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 19. The studio will serve as more than just a place to learn and do Pilates, Roberts teaches about all kinds of health...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:28am

Turtle crossings sometimes need a little help

I moved to the shore area in 1986. I remember driving up and down Route 1 and seeing the “Turtle Crossing” signs. But over the years I have never been fortunate enough to see any turtles crossing Route 1.

I do, however, occasionally come...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:30am

Great Race gears up for drive into Millsboro next Tuesday

The Great Race, an old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Millsboro next week, as they stop for food during their nine-day drive through 13 states.

The race will start June 21 in Ogunquit, Maine, and weave its way 2...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:14pm

Ocean View to hold first Concert in the Park for season

This Friday, the Town of Ocean View will hold the first of its two Concerts in the Park for the summer. On June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., the band 33 1/3 will perform. On Aug, 15, again from 6 to 8 p.m., Oh Boy! will return to the park. The concerts...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:12pm

Event raises funds for diabetic children

Your next mocha latté or dinner could help send children to summer camp. Kool Bean Bistro in Ocean View will host an all-day fundraiser on Saturday for the nonprofit Camp Possibilities, for children with Type I diabetes.

“The goal is to...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:09pm

Comics & Gaming shop brings the action to Bethany

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Comics & Gaming opened around Memorial Day in Bethany Beach.There’s the smell of fresh-pressed ink — pushing art and action to leap off the page. And Bethany Beach’s newest comic book shop always has an...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:16pm

Civil War Profiles: Lee’s shadowy invasion through the Shenandoah Valley

Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac were operating in a cat-and-mouse mode on their march northward away from the Rappahannock River in early June 1863. Hooker was in pursuit of Lee,...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:02am

Dew Tour returning to Ocean City this week for 10th anniversary

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Anthony Napolitan checks out the view from above of the 2012 Ocean City, Md. Dew Tour.The Dew Tour Beach Championships will return to the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk this Wednesday, June 25, to follow up last year’s...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:03am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Coastal Point releases new Explore Coastal Delaware app

Our new, free app -- Explore Coastal Delaware -- is now available in the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explore-coastal-delaware/id886698442?mt=...) and Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coastalpoint...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:29am

Tunnell-West historical complex to open weekly to public

The Ocean View Historical Society is hoping to open its doors — and, more specifically, its historical complex — this month to help teach locals and visitors about the area’s history.

Beginning June 18, the Ocean View Historical Society...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:38am

Local farmers’ markets opening for the season

Area farmers’ markets are preparing to open for the summer season.

The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market has done so well in the past few years that Market Manager Ellen Magee said the market will now have a second location in West Fenwick,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:35am

Local farmers’ markets opening for the season

Area farmers’ markets are preparing to open for the summer season.

The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market has done so well in the past few years that Market Manager Ellen Magee said the market will now have a second location in West Fenwick,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:35am

‘Our flag was still there’: Bethany joins national celebration for national anthem bicentennial

Americans will proudly raise their voices and the flag for a nationwide sing-along on Saturday, June 14, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Bethany Beach Bandstand will be a patriotic hub as a mass of...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:17am

Local artist/UD student draws creative inspiration from the sea

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: University of Delaware student Katie Chavatel is inspired by the ocean and large portion of her art revolves around that theme. Here, Chavatel’s most defining piece is created from acrylic, oil and water-based...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:38am

Civil War Profiles: ‘Here come the Rebels! — The march to Gettysburg begins

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fought and won the battle of Chancellorsville in early May 1863. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s outnumbered army defeated its Union opponent; however, it sustained nearly 13,000 casualties in the process.

...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:36am

‘Ping Pong Summer’ premieres in OC, comes to the Clayton

Coastal Point • Submitted: Rad Miracle dances to some ’80s hip-hop in ‘Ping Pong Summer,’ a movie set during an Ocean City summer in the 1980s.How do you define a nostalgic summer in Ocean City, Md.? For filmmaker Michael Tully, it’s beach days,...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:33am

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Bethany Nature Center to celebrate World Oceans Day

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, an annual observation to honor the world’s oceans and celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as Maryland blue crabs and marine animals kept as pets.

To show its appreciation of the world’s oceans —...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:55pm

Seaside Craft Show set for 10th edition

Coastal Point • Submitted: Maureen Ickrath will be showing her photography at this year’s Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, for the eighth time since the show’s inception 10 years ago.The boardwalk will become an art gallery when the Bethany...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:20pm