Lifestyle


Green thinking is in the bag

Increasingly, collective thinking is shifting from disposability to sustainability. As environmentally-conscious thinking permeates society, it extends to even the most basic needs, like shopping for groceries.

Stores now offer...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:22am

CIB board approves substitute wastewater resolution

The Board of Directors of the Center for the Inland Bays approved a substitute resolution regarding the proposed Wandendale regional wastewater treatment facility near Lewes, choosing to wait on any action until the appeals process was complete...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:20am

Carney visits with Flexera team

Former Lt. Governor and Congress-hopeful John Carney visited Harbeson-based Flexera on Friday, September 24, to talk shop. Carney toured Flexera’s plant, and viewed a vertical-axis turbine prototype, which can be seen outside their offices....

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:16am

County blocks wind turbines on less than 5 acres

When Greg Menoche of Dagsboro installed his own wind turbine a few years back, it was fairly simple. With plenty of acreage at his home, he fit under Sussex County’s 5-acre minimum for windmills nicely, and after getting the various permits and...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 6:12am

Artisan Festival set for Oct. 9 at BBVFC

The third annual Artisan Festival will be held at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company on Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature approximately 30 local and regional artists and their creations – everything from jewelry, pottery,...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 3:42am

Festival to honor local artist, teacher

This Saturday, Vines Creek Nursery near Frankford will host an art festival dedicated to a local artist – one who many people who grew up in coastal Delaware, or who have lived here for some time, came into contact with, personally or through her...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:08am

Hooking up with Cherie Dorfman

Occasionally I hit a recipe goldmine! When Julia Peterson approached me at World Gym regarding highlighting her Beach Chix with Stix knitting group that meets monthly at South Coastal Library, I had no idea that saying “yes” would result in 23...

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 5:02am

Water quality web site offers one stop shopping

The Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Public Health jointly announced this week the launch of a Web site with comprehensive water-quality information, at www.waterquality.delaware.gov.

According to officials, the new site...

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 3:48am

Artist finds self in painterly photography

Growing up, Linda McAdams had always been surrounded and intrigued by the arts, taking an early liking to music. Later, she expanded her curiosity into the visual arts, which complemented her artistic expression. Over the past 15 years, she has...

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 3:12am

Nature center offering kids a kayaking field trip

Children who have enjoyed the weekly lessons on marine life, wetlands and other fun outdoor activities at the Bethany Beach Nature Center – and those that have yet to see what the fuss is about – are being invited on a special free guided kayak...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:55am

Restauranteur Haley to be Outstanding in the Field

There’s nothing quite as “green” as eating food that was grown locally, in an outdoor setting, enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer. It seems miles away from rushing through a well-lit drive-through or even eating a home-cooked meal with...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:53am

Inns and hotels join Delaware’s Green Lodging program

Four inns and a hotel have joined the Delaware Green Lodging program and received certification for implementing green hospitality practices that are designed to conserve natural resources, save money and enhance their marketing potential as...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:52am

Statewide cleanup day set for Oct. 2

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that it will host its Sixth Annual “Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware” Clean Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 2. DelDOT has designated this as a statewide cleanup day, when everyone is...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:51am

Delaware dreamers aim to green roofs

Imagine going to a local grocery store and buying produce that was grown directly on the store’s roof. This is precisely the type of innovation that Ryan Bunting and Derek Dutton, inventors of patent-pending AquaGreen Roofing systems, dream of....

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:48am

Local artists and shoppers gearing up for yART sale

As Trudy Fox styled Marilyn Denny’s hair at Millville’s Hair Snippery recently, she said, “I’m really looking forward to showing my jewelry at the yART Sale again. You know there’s a change this year: It’ll be two days, both the Saturday and...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:38am

Local man’s portait to hang at Merchant Marine Academy

Ocean View resident Joseph Stewart holds the rank of two-star general in the Marine Corps and as a vice-admiral, or three-star general, in the United States Maritime Service. Stewart served as the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA)...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:33am

Former EPA scientist taking power plant issues seriously

When tourists come to the Delaware beaches, clean air and water is not something many of them think about. It is seen more as a given that the air is pure and the water is clear. That’s one of the beauties of the area – right?

John Austin...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:42am

Maryland, Delaware officials kick off cleanup

State officials and environmental advocates officially kicked off the drive for volunteers to support this year’s Coastal Cleanup, a statewide effort to clean up Delaware shorelines, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 25.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:19am

Crafter transforms homes and gardens into metal

Art has always been an irresistible expression for Sandra Webberking. The 1997 graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia was first intrigued by jewelry. By her sophomore year of college, however, she had ventured into sculpting...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:15am

Coe’s photography is for the birds

One glance at Geoff Coe’s wildlife gallery, and it’s easy to see why the Philadelphia native dropped his geology career for one in photography. Now a Florida resident, he can indulge himself in the ornithological specimens in which he specializes...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:51am

Bestselling author to sign at South Coastal Library

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman will be making an appearance at the South Coastal Library for a discussion, reading and book signing for her book “I’d Know You Anywhere,” on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.— the very day her latest...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:51am

FOSCL to hold ‘biggest’ book sale

The South Coastal Library will be holding its “highly sought-after” three-day book sale this coming week, Aug. 19- 21.

“It’s just really neat, and it’s a great fundraiser for the library,” said Priscilla Scott, circulation coordinator and...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:49am

Local playwright and musician unite

“I can’t wait to see Harold. I’m dying to see the show. I’ve read the script and it’s fabulous,” enthused Sue Ryan, unofficial president of the Harold Schmidt fan club and owner of the Good Earth Market in Clarksville.

Schmidt is a...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:46am

Bennett Orchards offers perfect peach

Hail Bennett is the sixth generation to farm his family’s land, which has been under the family’s ownership since 1867. Bennett’s father, Jim, planted the first peach trees on 25 acres of the family farm in 1982.

“Before that, it was all...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:43am

DNREC honoring Georgetown ecologists as 2010 Wetland Warrior

At the Delaware State Fair recently, Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara honored the 2010 Wetland Warrior, ecologist Martinr Martin of Georgetown, for “his tireless pursuit of restoring the largest freshwater wetland that remains...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:40am

Energize Delaware Rebates moving from kitchen to basement for bigger savings appliance rebates end Aug. 31

After a successful year, the SEU Energize Delaware residential appliance rebate program will end as planned on Aug. 31, segueing into rebates for energy efficient heating and cooling systems and discount efficient lighting.

Delaware was...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:39am

Online registration now open for 25th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 25th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:38am

Kayakers to help restore inland bays habitat on Aug. 21

Kayaking has traditionally been viewed as a low-impact recreational activity, but in Delaware’s Inland Bays, it has the distinction of having a huge impact – on wildlife habitat that is. Since the first “Paddlin’ for the Bays” event in 2007, more...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:37am

Biden teaching kids to be safe online

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives. It’s changed the way we learn, communicate and spend our time, especially for today’s youth. But there are risks out there, hiding behind the anonymity and ambiguity of the Internet...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:47am

BBVFC holding Kids’ Night

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will hold its last “Kid’s Night at the Firehouse” for the summer of 2010.

“We’ve had this for quite some time. It’s part of our educational program to...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:46am

Renewable Energy Fair scheduled for Aug. 7

Clean Energy USA of Rehoboth Beach is gearing up for their 3rd Annual Renewable Energy Fair. The fair is scheduled for Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and will be open and free to the public.

The fair...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:35am

Boardwalk crafters have autism awareness in the bag

Autism is one of the most inexplicable and complex diseases known today. With no known cause of the developmental disorder, scientists and advocates are in a constant struggle to understand how they might prevent and treat for the disorder, which...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:34am

Historic church opening Sunday for annual ice cream festival

There are plenty of historic sites remaining in Sussex County, but – at 253 years old – Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro stands out among them. Set back from Route 26 behind the church cemetery, the church comes to life just four times a year,...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:18am

Ashcraft bringing ‘good fun’ to Bethany boardwalk

Randy Lee Ashcraft describes his kind of music as “good fun.”

“Whether we’re playing classic rock or country or ’60s, our motto is, ‘If we’re not having fun, they’re not having fun,” he said.

It is clear from watching his audiences...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:05am

DNREC offering grants for going green

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has launched a new grant program aimed at helping businesses, state and municipal agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and/or non-profit assistance...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:57am

DNREC offering grants for going green

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has launched a new grant program aimed at helping businesses, state and municipal agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and/or non-profit assistance...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:59am

Cottage tour ready to impress, again

Outstanding architecture, astounding landscaping, inspiring home furnishings and stunning design have all combined to make particular homes and dwellings some of the most sought-after and admired ones in the area. Next week, guests on the 19th...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:48am

Task force updates members on offshore wind proposals

Delaware this week hosted the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement’s (BOEM) offshore renewable energy task force meeting. BOEM used the meeting to update state and federal agencies and members of...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:12am

Renewable energy fair set for August

Renewable Energy Fair scheduled for August

Clean Energy USA of Rehoboth Beach is gearing up for their 3rd Annual Renewable Energy Fair. The fair is scheduled for Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:09am

Delaware Delegation wants to prioritize offshore wind energy

As the U.S. Department of the Interior begins to reorganize the Minerals Management Service (MMS) – now known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) – following the Deepwater Horizon crisis, Delaware’s...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:02pm

Kohr Bros. comes to Bethany Beach

For many, a day at the beach just isn’t the same without a frosty treat. And now Bethany Beach-goers have a new choice in sweet desserts: Kohr Bros. on the corner of Garfield Parkway and Atlantic Avenue.

Coastal Point • Chris Clark
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:31pm

Bill aims to improve Chesapeake

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) this week joined a majority of his colleagues on the Environment and Public Works Committee in supporting legislation that he says would help Delaware and other states clean up and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:55am

Delaware coastal businesses rally for Gulf aid

Like many people, Kevin Roberts of Bethany Blues watched, helplessly, day after day, the news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Finally, he said, he decided to do something about it.

“It started out small, as an e-mail I sent to...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:53am

Renewable energy systems pose learning curve

Doing good deeds for the environment was certainly on the mind of Jeff Mumford of Warren’s Station restaurant in Fenwick Island when he first started researching renewable energy systems. Equally on his mind was the economic benefit and the...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:51am

Environmentalists to launch EDEN program

The Delmarva Community Wellnet Foundation is inviting the community to learn about its new program, Energize Delaware Now, or EDEN. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara will be the keynote speaker for the program’s launch on Friday, July 16, at 6 p.m....

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:37am

Ocean Park state’s first privately owned LEED Patinum office park

Currently in the final stages of its design, the designers of Ocean Park in Rehoboth Beach are considering an array of unique features to achieve their LEED Platinum certification, which will yield a minimum of a 33 percent reduction in energy...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:17am

Pet parrot has a story to tell

Everyone’s heard of cats getting stuck in trees, but what about a bird getting stuck up high in the branches of a tree? It may sound strange, but that’s exactly what happened to “Max,” a hyacinth macaw owned by Richard Bloch and his wife, Susan,...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:03am

Water advisories issued for blue-green algae

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Agriculture (DDA) have issued water advisories for Delaware state...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:31pm

CAC learns that inland bays getting slightly healthier

The health of the some of the inland bays is improving – but not by much – learned the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Center for the Inland Bays at their meeting last week.

The CAC heard from Rebecca Rothweiler and John Schneider...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:21pm

No Energy Bill Homes

Tapa Homes, based in Dagsboro, Del., will be holding a grand opening and open house for their “No Energy Bill” model home on Saturday, July 17, starting at 11 a.m., and on Sunday, July 18, at their location just east of Milford, Del. Builder...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:02pm