Lifestyle


Markell encourages Delawareans to eat locally grown fruit and vegetables

In recognition of the contribution Delaware agriculture makes to the state’s economy and quality of life, Gov. Jack Markell last week presented a proclamation to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee that designates the summer of 2009 as “Delaware Eat...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:18am

Delaware joins U.S. Green Building Council

In an effort to encourage the design and construction of greener buildings in Delaware, the state has joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The USGBC is a non-profit organization that, among other initiatives, administers the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:42am

The real scoop on Sap’s Pudding

Produce is undoubtedly the core of the merchandise at local farmers’ markets, but John Sapienza is proving that there’s plenty more to buy there. The chef and restaurant proprietor has been in the food industry for 25 years, and he exerts his “...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05am

Environmental projects praised at meeting

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee – one of two standing committee to the Center for Inland Bays – heard on June 24 from outgoing Indian River High School senior Crystal Wright, about the school’s schoolyard habitat, as well as from Fenwick Island...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:19am

Bethany Blues goes green with green roof

In terms of green projects, there are involved projects such as solar panels or rooftop windmills, wherein a return on investment can be calculated out to the penny, depending on the system, the geography, any rebates offered, and, of course,...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:41am

Back to basics with a community garden

As the nation has seen an upturn in more people struggling with everyday needs, such as keeping a roof over their head and having sufficient food to eat, there has been a renewed interest in “back to basics” living.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:37am

ResortQuest’s Powell earns national green designation

Anne Powell of ResortQuest Real Estate has been awarded the National Association of Realtors (NARs) Green designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Powell achieved this prestigious designation...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:30am

Project Resources offers help with getting solar, wind on your home

For Craig Littleton, who was born and raised in the Bethany Beach area, it feels good to be working with the one thing that makes the beach what it is — the sun. Littleton, a former construction industry project manager, is now owner/operator of...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:27am

Mueller achieves NAR Green designation

Gerald “Jerry” Mueller, with Jerry Mueller Real Estate in Bethany Beach, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) Green designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Mueller...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:11am

Fourth of July celebration runs all weekend long

This weekend, as the nation celebrates its independence, local towns aren’t holding back. There are a multitude of events and activities to attend and in which the public can participate, in honor of the July 4 holiday.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:04am

Volunteers, 5K bringing support for 25th annual 4th of July Parade

Funding for the annual Fourth of July parade in Bethany Beach is a far cry from where it has been in the past, but that hasn’t stopped Philip Rossi – chairman of the all-volunteer parade organizers – from assembling one of the best parades yet....

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:22am

Bills to clear energy hurdles finding support

Two bills that would help renewable energy systems become more commonplace in Delaware neighborhoods are moving quickly through the General Assembly.

The first bill (House Substitute 1 for House Bill 70), sponsored by State Rep. Bill...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 5:47am

It’s getting easier going green

To promote more attendance at their meetings, the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee will meet in the evening next month. Their July meeting will be held on July 8 at 7 p.m.

The committee, and the town, is on the forefront of “greening...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:09am

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrates 10 years by giving back

A decade has passed since Ellen Rice started up her gallery along Route 26 in Ocean View, and there’s no doubt that her painting has touched thousands and will continue to do so for generations to come. To celebrate her 10th anniversary, she is...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:02am

National guard aims to be green

As a way to fulfill executive orders and federal mandates to use more renewable resources, the Army National Guard station near Bethany Beach has set their sights on wind power.

“It’s been in the works for years,” said 2nd Lt. Nathan...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:22am

Justice recalls life in Cedar Neck

The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:57am

From coop to carrots: Composting keeps things clean and green

When plants grow, they consume nutrients from the earth just like people consume food. These nutrients must be replenished in order for a garden or field to continue to yield healthy plants and crops. People often use expensive fertilizers in...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:51pm

Local company shows off green initiatives at Green Demo Day

There has been a lot of talk about green building lately, from structurally insulated panels to geothermal heating and air. But a lesser-known industry, at least in terms of green, is now on its way to earning a reputation as more efficient and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:50pm

The woman with all the answers

“Where is a great place to eat?”

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Lisa Daisey attends her information station adjacent to the Bethany Beach boardwalk, near Mango’s.
“Where can I get my hair done?”

“Where’s the bathroom?”...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:47pm

Special Bible goes 'green' too

Thirteen young members of Saint Ann’s Youth Organization (SAYO) gathered recently under the direction of their coordinator Dawn Zimmerman and used part of a school holiday to listen to a teaching by Andy Zampini of the Wilmington Dicocese Office...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:44pm

NASCAR ticket raffle to help local pets

As any NASCAR enthusiast would note, this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race is the highlight at Dover’s Monster Mile. But some lucky fans who have been unable to grab their tickets still have a last-minute chance to go, thanks to a generous...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:08am

Local students win gold in steel-drum competition

Members of the Southern Delaware School of the Arts “Steel, The Show” steel-drum band, in a performance with sister band Plenty Problems, won a gold medal at the Panorama Caribbean Music Festival in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 9. The only band...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:27am

Memorial Day Carnival to kick off Freeman Stage season

The 2009 Freeman Stage at Bayside will kick off this Saturday, May 23, with the “St*ARTS and Stripes” Memorial Day Carnival at 2 p.m. At the event, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts will be performing one of their plays, “Twice Upon a Time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:13pm

Can you Taste it?

The Taste of Coastal Delaware is making its way back to the shore on Sunday, June 7. And, this year, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce is pulling out the stops. In addition to the Taste’s return to its original location at the Sea Colony...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:52pm

For mother-daughter crafters, it's in the bag

This past Sunday was a special one for mothers everywhere, but when you have the connection that Flossie Vogel shares with her daughter, Joy Cadden, every day feels like Mother’s Day. The two have become synonymous throughout the area with dance...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:28pm

Eyes 4 Glass draws glances to Artisan's Fair

For Paula Stapleton and Karla Swarthout, a move to Seaford, Del. from the suburbs of Phoenix, Ariz. may have brought with it a change of scenery and climate, but one thing that has held strong is the appreciation for their glass artwork. What...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:59am

DNREC officials discuss plan for ash landfill cleanup

The Citizens Advisory Council to the Center for Inland Bays heard from DNREC representatives at their April meeting about the remedial plan of action at Burton’s Island landfill near Indian River.

The Burton’s Island landfill is not in use...

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 6:17am

Marsh restoration project completed

Tucked away on the east side of Cedar Neck Road, across from the main entrance to the James Farm Ecological Preserve, the Slough’s Gut marsh enhancement project has quietly been completed after years of monitoring, evaluation, planning, design...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 3:04pm

Ocean View benefits from Earth Day service project

The Town of Ocean View got a special Earth Day present when workers from Sposato Landscaping showed up last week to do some pro bono landscaping.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Sposato employee Mario Flores gets some help mulching...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 3:01pm

Earth Day marked at Good Earth Market

Good Earth Natural Market and Organic Farm held its annual Earth Day celebration this past Saturday, April 25.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Susan Ryan poses with a sign boasting the benefits of organic.
Customers came in and...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:55pm

Volunteers needed to help with horseshoe crab survey

Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2009 survey of the spawning horseshoe crab population in the Inland Bays.

On Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Inland Bays on Inlet Road, just north of Indian River Inlet Bridge, Dr....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:52pm

CIB meeting to discuss coal ash

The public is being invited to attend the Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting of the Center for the Inland Bays on Tuesday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the CIB located on Inlet Road in Delaware Seashore State Park, just north of the Indian...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 7:05am

Native plants series being offered by CIB

One way to go green and stay there is to plant native plants, as opposed to non-native species that can take more water, more energy and more work than their native counterparts. To elaborate on the benefits of going native, the Center for Inland...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:38am

Calling all cell-phone losers

We’ve all had it happen: A co-worker or family member heads out for a few hours. You call them on their cell phone to relay a message or ask them to pick up a gallon of milk, only to hear the distinctive sound of their phone’s ringtone coming...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:28am

Fair to focus on renewable energy

Delaware Renewable Energy is hosting their second annual Renewable Energy Fair on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bay Center in Dewey Beach. At last year’s event, they had about 275 guests and about 10 vendors. This year, the...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:30am

Special Easter service to fill historic church

Barratt’s Chapel – the oldest house of worship built by and for a Methodist Society that is still in
use in the United States – will once again come alive with an intimate one-of-a-kind Easter Vigil Service on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:37am

Fenwick’s Keller a star of local environmentalism

Fenwick Island and its residents are no novices when it comes to the environmental movement or the idea of “going green.” The town has had an environmental committee for more than five years now, and they have a successful oyster-gardening...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:58am

Get green this Earth Day: Go outside!

Much like the grassroots campaign known as Earth Hour (which was celebrated only for the third time on Saturday, March 28 — with a goal of reaching more than 1 billion people — in which people all across the globe turned out the lights in a...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:55am

Taking social networking to the next level

We’ve had a great response in the last two weeks to our new Coastal Point Facebook page, with dozens of new “fans” and an ever-expanding network of “friends” for our staff. It looks like some of our friends and fans are relatively new to Facebook...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:31am

Maxwell takes pre-school to the max

If there’s one thing Linda Maxwell wants people to know about preschool, it’s this: It’s a place where a lot of learning goes on.

Coastal Point Monica Fleming
Linda Maxwell was recently named Teach of the Year at Frankford...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:05am

Users flock to social networking site

Judging by the attention it’s been getting in the mainstream media lately, social networking seems to have come into its own. No longer are Facebook and MySpace the isolated bastion of college students. No longer is Twitter just the sound a bird...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:47pm

Environmental Appeals Board dismisses Zak case

In an auditorium speckled with both supporters – some holding signs that read “Hear Bill Zak,” and “Coal Ash is Toxic” – and DNREC officials and employees, Bill Zak of Citizens for Clean Power made his case to the state’s Environmental Appeals...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:14pm

Fenwick approves limited fees for solar installations

At their monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 27, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted to consider a resolution to modify the building permit fees for the installation of solar panels.

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The Fenwick Island Town...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:27pm

A new kind of Ash Wednesday

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

This Margaret Mead quote sums up the intent of a Sierra Club forum on coal ash – held, interestingly...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:22pm

Bethany’s Holiday Inn Express goes green

The Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach, along with the one in Rehoboth Beach and the Atlantis Inn in Rehoboth Beach – all owned by Atlantic Management – have been recognized as Delaware Green Lodging Hotels by the Department of Natural...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:20pm

Coast Guard honors rescuers in October boat accident

On Friday, Feb. 20, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) took time to honor those who risked their lives to save five mariners last fall, when their 18-foot vessel was swamped by a rogue wave and capsized 7 miles off of Rehoboth Beach. Six...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:58pm

Financial troubles won't affect wind farm

Bluewater Wind’s offshore wind project is going full-speed ahead, despite news in the past weeks of owner Babcock & Brown restructuring of its corporate debt.

The restructuring agreement with Babcock & Brown’s banking syndicate...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 3:06am

Coal ash forum set for Feb 25 in Georgetown

The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting “Coal Ash in Your Backyard,” a free community forum on the problems surrounding the piles of contaminated coal ash stored at the Indian River Power Plant. The forum will be held Wednesday, Feb 25...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:46pm

Fenwick Island couple makes green power choice

OK, so a 35-foot windmill in the front yard isn’t for everybody. And for many people, even a rooftop turbine is financially out of the question. But, if coal or nuclear power just doesn’t cut it, there are others ways to “vote with your dollars...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:45pm

Fenwick Island couple makes green power choice

OK, so a 35-foot windmill in the front yard isn’t for everybody. And for many people, even a rooftop turbine is financially out of the question. But, if coal or nuclear power just doesn’t cut it, there are others ways to “vote with your dollars...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:44pm