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

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

Bethany Beach to honor 100-year hisory of Loop Canal

It’s hard to imagine that it could have ever been more difficult getting to the beach when one is sitting in traffic on Route 26 or Route 1 on a summer Saturday morning. But getting to the beach in two hours instead of 24 or 48 should help people...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:00pm

Blue Scoop dishes up a treat ... for the environment

Nothing says summertime like a refreshing ice cream cone on a sweltering day, and the people behind Blue Scoop can attest to that. But the ice cream shop, situated beside Harris Teeter on Route 54 between Fenwick Island and Selbyville, Del., is...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:55pm

Markets offer farm-fresh foods all summer long

Summer officially kicked off last Monday and, with that, the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island farmers’ markets got under way. Each week this summer, through early September, farmers, growers and other local providers will bring their wares to the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:49pm

Bethany restaurant is 'Off the Hook'

With a catchy name and only the freshest catches, the people behind Off the Hook in Bethany Beach hope it will become a place food appreciators come to think being synonymous with the “farm – or water – to table” concept.

Coastal Point •...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:43pm

North Bethany patrol hosts lifeguard competition

“After the beach and the ocean, the lifeguards are the most important part of our community,” said Martin Weinstein, a home owner at Sea Del Estates. “They are friendly, courteous and, most important, they make us feel secure.”

Special to...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:29pm

Sydney jazzing up area music scene

“Sydney is back,” announced last week’s Coastal Point headline for an article about the return of Sydney Arzt to promoting blues and jazz in the area after a four-year hiatus. This time, however, the venue is not the beloved restaurant that bore...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:25pm

Sydney is back

If you’ve been around the Delaware coastal area for a while and you appreciate jazz and blues music, the name Sydney is familiar. And if, for the last four years, you have missed Sydney’s – the beloved night spot in downtown Rehoboth Beach – you...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:23pm

Home Energy Calculator helps save money

Consumers looking to lower their home energy costs can now go to Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Web site for some fast – and fun – help. With just a few mouse clicks, DEC’s new Home Energy Calculator will analyze the home’s current energy use...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:17am

Recycling Gala to honor Carper for recycling leadership

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) were set to join forces on July 21, to honor U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) “for his outstanding and passionate leadership on key recycling issues...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:16am

State announces 10,000th appliance rebate

Gov. Jack Markell and state Sen. Harris McDowell III, co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), announced this week that the SEU’s Energize Delaware had issued its 10,000th appliance rebate as part of its popular Energy Star Appliance...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:15am

Solar-power presentation set for June 30

Lewes Public Library will hosting a public presentation “Making Solar Electricity Affordable” on June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tom Colucci of CNC Solar in Rehoboth will be discussing the various aspects of solar panel technology and the overall...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:55am

From the Farm dinner to benefit Milton Theatre

“Farm-to-table.” The popular term in the culinary world refers to dishes that include local, seasonal and fresh ingredients – preferably from area farms. Chefs build entire menus around the philosophy, and farm-to-table dinners in restaurants are...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:54am

Delmarva’s first solar power plant planned for Dover

A statewide partnership involving the City of Dover, Delmarva Power, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and LS Power will lead to the construction of one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:39am

Tingles give back to two local towns

Lifelong local residents Clarence “Bud” Tingle and his wife, Diane, have made a habit out of serving their community: both are members of town councils in separate towns in southeastern Sussex County.

Coastal Point • Chris Clark

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:55am

Farmers’ market kicking off National Pollinator Week

This Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m., the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market will celebrate National Pollinator Week with demonstrations by Faith Kuehn from the Delaware Department of Agriculture and Dave Baues of Baues’ Busy Bees, a market vendor....

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:17am

State launches rebate program for green home buyers

Gov. Jack Markell; Sen. Harris McDowell, co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU); Secretary Collin O’Mara of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC); and Mark Grahne, president of the Home Builders...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:15am

Delaware restoration projects featured in new pub

Delaware stream restoration projects and other successful initiatives that can guide conservation planning in the Chesapeake Watershed are featured in a new publication just released by The Conservation Fund, “A Sustainable Chesapeake – Better...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:24am

New law mandates curbside recycling availability

Against the backdrop of the growing Cherry Island landfill, Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation on June 8 that aims to make statewide universal recycling a reality.

“Making recycling convenient and available to every household in the...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:19am

Musical production teaches kids how to be green

The Freeman Stage will feature the musical “It’s Not Mean to be Green,” based on the book by Jamie Kleman, on June 19 at 10 a.m. The show is free and open to all ages.

Patti Grimes of the Freeman Foundation explained that the book was one...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:57am

Ocean Currents Lecture Series to focus on wind

The University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy’s Ocean Currents Lecture Series will continue this month with a talk on wind energy. Delivering the lecture will be Nancy Targett, dean of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:07am

Ocean Currents Lecture Series to focus on wind

The University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy’s Ocean Currents Lecture Series will continue this month with a talk on wind energy. Delivering the lecture will be Nancy Targett, dean of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:07am

Farmers’ market season has officially begun

The 2010 Delaware farmers’ market season is in full swing. And, in fact, the town of Georgetown brings to 16 the total number of farmers’ markets this year, holding a ribbon cutting last Friday at the Sports-at-the-Beach Complex on Route 9 in...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 5:54am

Cleansing technique gets to the sole of the matter

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the feet must be the kitchen sink drain of the body, according to Michele Salisbury, who recently opened up Mind, Body and Sole in Bethany Beach.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 5:08am

Farmers' market finds niche in Georgetown

Now beachgoers don’t have to wait until they get to Rehoboth Beach or Lewes, or even Bethany Beach or Fenwick Island, to get to a farmers’ market. Or, they can still hit all of them if they want, and one more. The new Georgetown Farmers’ Market...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 5:04am

Carper pushes for Home Star program, jobs

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined 16 other cosponsors and four sponsors, including Sens. Jeff Bingaman, Olympia Snowe, Mark Warner and Lindsey Graham, this week in introducing revised bipartisan legislation that they said would directly create an...

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:49am