Nominations close soon for Young Environmentalist Awards

There’s still time to nominate that Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment for DNREC’s 2011 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:49am

Bella's releasing new products at Lewes Farmers Market

Bella’s Cookies will begin its sixth year at the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 28. This year, Bella’s will be introducing several new products on opening day and several other new items throughout the course of the summer.


Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:48am

Historic Lewes Farmers Market opening for sixth season

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will open for its sixth season on Saturday, May 28, (Memorial Day weekend) and run through Oct. 29.

With the market voted “Second Best Market for its Size” in 2010 and the “Most Successful Farmers Market...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:47am

Smith farm enters the new millennium with solar energy

Local farmers will now rely on the sun to energize their plants – and their buildings.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Family farmers T.S. Smith & Sons Inc. celebrated the ribbon-cutting for 178 solar modules with...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:57am

Flexera VP first solar pro in state to earn NABCEP certification

Flexera Inc. Vice President Benjamin Farr this month became the first solar professional in Delaware, and among the first nationwide, to become certified as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) photovoltaic (PV)...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:55am

Marie's Kitchen--Time for some vegetarian sole

For Christmas, my husband gave me a gift certificate for a massage and an ionic foot detoxification treatment at Mind, Body & Sole in Bethany Beach. After a relaxing massage, surrounded by angels and lovely music, under the capable hands of...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:31am

Local author’s thriller examines not-so-distant technological threat

Technology is everywhere, and it can provide seemingly infinite data. But what happens when it collects too much information on the people it is supposed to help?

Coastal Point • Submitted
Glen Goleburn set down his dental equipment...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:26am

Safe Haven sanctuary aims to make Delaware a no-kill state

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is scheduled to open its doors this fall to cats and dogs in need. The no-kill animal sanctuary is currently constructing a 19,500-square-foot facility on a 13-acre parcel of land in Georgetown. The nonprofit is funded...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:22am

First State Corvette Club revs up for 40th anniversary

In 1981, when former Bethany Beach Postmaster Jack Powell came home with a 1975 dark brown convertible Corvette, his wife, Sandy, exclaimed, “What have you done now?” But she couldn’t really complain, because she had her own Nissan 280ZX.


Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:04am

Proper pruning provides improvement for plants

Before beginning any pruning project, ask yourself some questions: Why to prune? What do you want to accomplish?

Pruning is used to accomplish several objectives: shaping, training, disease control, deadwood removal, rejuvenation...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 4:58am

Roxana Fire Company reaching new heights with 100-foot ladder

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company has a shiny new apparatus on the way, but Tower 90 is no toy.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Clay Johnson, Chief Andy Johnson and Jamie Killen show that the new ladder truck, Tower 90, can extend...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:23am

Marie's Kitchen -- Cookbooking with the LB Women's Club

There I was, power-walking on the treadmill at 4.1 mph, serenaded on my iPod by Beyonce: “If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it, oh-oh-oh…” (one of my faves). But wait – someone on the adjoining treadmill was vying for my...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:16am

The Dirt--Pot ABCs (No, not that kind)

It’s time! You’ve got pots, planters, window boxes, whiskey barrels and hanging baskets sitting there, waiting for you. There’s no excuse for leaving them empty when container culture is one of the easiest ways to enjoy flowers.


Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:54am

Farmers offered resources for solar technology upgrades

Farmers who want to learn more about solar technology and determine if it is something they want to explore further can check out the Solar Technology and Resources Guide, which was developed by the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA). The...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:54am

A tree grows in Bethany Beach

In honor of Arbor Day and to celebrate Bethany Beach’s recognition as a “Tree City USA,” about 20 area children helped plant a willow oak tree on the grounds of the Bethany Beach Nature Center on April 30.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:54am

Plate Catering, Good Earth offering locavore dinner series

Diners can’t seem to get enough of local cuisine prepared onsite and served in a natural setting, based on the success of Rehoboth Beach restaurateur Matt Haley’s Outstanding in the Field dinner last summer as part of From the Farm, a...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:57am

Marie's Kitchen--Tips from some civic-minded women

A few weeks ago, while dining with a friend at Off the Hook restaurant in Bethany Beach, 16 women, members of the Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach (WCCBB), walked in the door and helped pull several tables together to ready themselves for...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:03am

AAA makes its top ‘green’ vehicle picks for Earth Day

With the price of gasoline nearing the $4 per gallon threshold at a growing number of self-serve kiosks across the country and region, would-be auto buyers can save gas (translation: money) and go green at the same time while signing on the...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 5:56am

Berlin cleans up with pride

Despite chilly temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 125 volunteers joined Grow Berlin Green (GBG) and the Town of Berlin, Md., on Saturday morning, April 16, for the third annual Take Pride in Berlin Spring Clean Up Day.


Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:55am

Carper touts energy-efficient vehicles

With the price of oil continuing to rise, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently showcased a new energy-efficient vehicle that he said would reduce pollution and help save Delawareans money at the gas pump.

Carper test-drove the Chevrolet...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:54am

Golf club goes green

Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club on April 15, held an open house to showcase the club’s new solar operations, which were installed by renewable-energy company Flexera.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Flexera’s Ben Farr and John...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:31am

County breaks ground on EOC solar farm

Sussex County Council members, state representatives and federal dignitaries, along with members of the Flexera team, were on hand this week for the groundbreaking for what will be the largest ground-mounted solar farm in Sussex County.


Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:26am

Next Step students making difference in environment

There are an immense number of ways people can help the environment, from recycling to carpooling, and many already practice several of these eco-friendly choices. The same goes for the youth at Next Step Learning Center in Selbyville, where...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:11am

Funds for Friends event to benefit terrapins

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day this year? On Thursday, April 21, 10 percent of all proceeds from the Greene Turtle Restaurants in Ocean City and Salisbury, Md., and Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Del., will go to the Center for the Inland...

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 4:10am

The Dirt: I didn't mean to go green

This is a story with a happy ending.

Special to the Coastal Point • Ginger Hogan
A leaf with aphid mummies, left behind by Aphidius wasps. The wasp lays her eggs inside the aphid, and the larvae eat their way out.

Let me begin...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:29am

Bluewater Wind wins right to wind farm lease

On March 24, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara, along with Ned Farquhar of the U.S. Department of Interior, announced that NRG Bluewater Wind has been granted the exclusive right to...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 5:05pm

A surplus of confusion with new recycling law

On a nondescript morning in March, I was beckoned into the home office by my husband, Daren.

Special to the Coastal Point • Daren Criswell
Waste Management provided its customers with a new recycle bin in accordance with HB 234, and...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:44pm

New CSA offering fresh Fifer produce to community

For another option in the burgeoning community supported agriculture, or CSA, movement, produce-conscious consumers can turn to Fifer Orchards out of Camden-Wyoming, just west of Dover. Fifer Orchards also has a presence in Dewey Beach on Route 1...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:41pm

Suppliers to eliminate dry cleaning chemical from drinking water

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn and two of the state’s water suppliers announced this week that the water suppliers would install systems to effectively remove tetrachloroethylene, a chemical used in dry cleaning, from their drinking water.

The water...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:34pm

Scholarship offered to forestry and enviro science students

One $1,000 college scholarship and three $500 summer camp sponsorships are available to Delaware students pursuing studies in forestry and environmental science. The nonprofit Delaware Forestry Association (DFA) is offering these 2011 educational...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:20pm

Music feeds the souls at Charlie’s Bayside

“Charlie’s is our favorite place to be on a Friday or Saturday night,” said Norma Sevick from Clarksville. “The food is great, the prices are reasonable, the music is awesome and they treat you well. Charlie and Laura are good people, no doubt...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:28am

For local minister, it’s Jusst Sooup

“‘Keep the focus on me — it’s just soup.’” That was what Dale Dunning, in a voice she attributes to the Holy Spirit, heard more than 10 years ago. She and one of her sons were trying to figure out a name for her new soup-kitchen ministry. With a...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:06am

Ready, set, veggies!

Tired of cardboard tomatoes, wilted lettuce and stale broccoli? Me, too! Every year about this time, I start craving real fresh-from-the-garden veggies. If you are, too, it’s time to get started.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark:

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:59am

Willy Wonka, eat your heart out. It’s Chocolate Festival time

Who says there’s nothing to do in the winter at the beach? You can eat chocolate!

The 21st annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Saturday, March 5, starting at 11:30 a.m. Tastings...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 7:53am

Haley spreads the love, and charitable giving

In last week’s article, Matt Haley talked about sponsoring two sisters through Himalayan Children Charities (HCC) and of his instant love for Leela and Laxmi when he first met them at Katmandu airport. Yet, he said, he was wary of pushing their...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 6:30am

County looks to reconcile windmill rules with state law

Sussex County Council members this week reviewed a revised draft of ordinances related to wind-energy generating devices – windmills and more – as the county attempts to reconcile the restrictions of county code with the state legislature’s...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:08am

Free Writes offer inspiration for aspiring writers

“It was an ordinary morning until…”

Participants fill in the blank after a prompt, such as the one above, at the weekly “Free Write!” sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild and held each Friday at the Super G in Millville, in the...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:30am

Elliott among first-responders recognized at 2011 Valor Awards

Eight local fire and police departments recognized the dedication and courage that their members possess and execute each and every day when the 2011 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards were presented to police officers and firefighters this past...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:33am

Out of thin air: Dickens Parlour Theatre now serving meals and magic

Although it might not be obvious from the outside, the inside of Millville’s own magic theater continues to be newsworthy. Most recently, the Dickens Parlour Theatre completely renovated a the main house into a real “parlour” – offering a new...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 5:32am

Marie's Kitchen: In the kitchen with the Legatskis

I met Mary and Richard Legatski at World Gym where they can be found five to six mornings a week. They live in a lovely home in Bay Forest, where we held our interview. The couple met while working in Washington, D.C., and this July will...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:54am

Legislators praise plan to speed up development of wind energy

Last week, after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced major developments in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.)...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:52am

Bailey's offers up some muskrat love

From December through March, the sign outside Bailey’s Seafood proclaims, “Muskrat Sold Here.”

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver
Orville Bailey and daughter, Cheryl Workman, at Bailey’s Seafood on Route 113 in...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:46am

County council to draft new ordinance on windmills

Sussex County Council members this week moved to have an ordinance regarding wind turbines drafted. The council, at its Feb. 1 meeting, instructed staff to look at tackling how the county might change its restrictions on energy-generating wind...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:45am

Quitting smoking is healthy, and green, too

Many people believe that living a sustainable lifestyle has to do with their actions on the outside – but it’s just as much about what happens on the inside, too. Sure, it’s great to recycle and to buy organic, outwardly, but what’s the use if...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:45am

DSU to boost bio-energy education through USDA grant

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently announced that Delaware State University (DSU) will partner with other universities in the Northeast region to create educational opportunities in math and science for students interested in bio-energy and bio-...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:40am

Nature center offers fun and learning each Saturday

The best way to change people’s hearts? Start when they’re young! Witness any kindergarten classroom activity and see how much children understand, and how willing they are to soak up new information. Hence the phrase, “Children are sponges.”...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:37am

Marie's Kitchen -- Love is in the Air

I envy people like Diane Schell. She loves to bake. No amount of mixing, chilling, rolling, cutting with cute little cookie cutters, shaping by hand, sprinkling and icing, and cutting into 1-inch squares is too much for her. The last time I baked...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:33am

Energy & You forum to feature co-op CEO

The first in a series of free community forums titled “Energy & You: Achievable, Affordable and Sustainable” will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the theater of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical &...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:42am

School buses retrofitted for cleaner air through DERA funds

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Collin O’Mara were on hand in Sussex County this week to applaud Cape Henlopen School District’s use of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds to retrofit old diesel...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 7:23am

New yard waste facility offers options

With all of the talk about universal recycling and the “bottle bill,” the state’s new yard-waste ban seems to have gone under the radar, but there are changes in that area for 2011, as well.

Coastal Point • Submitted
The windrow...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 6:37am