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Bethany Beach adopts smoking ban

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted 6-1 on Friday, April 18, to adopt the smoking ban the town has spent the last seven months debating and turning into legislation. With the vote, the town became the first in the state of Delaware to ban...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 8:59am

FOSCL and friends celebrate library groundbreaking

The South Coastal Library celebrated its expansion with a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, April 11.

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Sussex County officials and Friends of the South Coastal Library members were on hand to celebrate...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:26am

BREAKING NEWS: Bethany adopts beach smoking ban

The Bethany Beach Town Council voted 6-1 on Friday, April 18, to adopt the smoking ban the town has spent the last seven months debating and turning into legislation. With the vote, the town became the first in the state of Delaware to ban...

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 3:38pm

Delaware native to share memories of life as a ‘Lighthouse Kid'

Most people familiar with the country’s coastline understand the significance and some of the history behind the lighthouses and towers that have helped keep seafarers safe for centuries. They line the water’s edge from the windy New England...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 4:06am

Jamboree to benefit BBVFC

For the first time, the annual Springtime Jamboree will benefit the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

“We feel they have a need with their new building and them taking on the ambulance service in their district,” explained state Rep....

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 6:45am

Kempton offering insight into colorful hobby

As she scores a straight line on a piece of purple “fusing glass,” on which a piece of dichroic glass will be glued, small shards of glass fall on the foam board below. Faye Kempton snaps the glass, finalizing the cut into a near-perfect...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:54am

Art show jury goes high-tech

May 1 is the last day for artists to apply for a position in the 30th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. And those who apply for the coveted spots on the town’s boardwalk come time for the art festival, and for the judges who pick from...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 5:40am

Bethany Idol hits a high note among local singers

As the eliminations continue prime time on Fox, “American Idol” fans are tuning in and casting their votes. Each week, viewers listen attentively, eyes and ears glued to their televisions in what has been dubbed one of the largest reality TV...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:15am

Delaware natives ready to rock your socks off

It’s good to be a Delawarean this weekend, especially if you’re into the music scene. Dewey Beach will once again be hosting its single most celebrated concert, honoring singers, musicians and songwriters across the entire state.

The...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:44am

Eating local can be clean and green

As was evident with last year’s wildly popular inaugural farmers’ market in Bethany Beach, people want to connect with the growers of their food. For them, Delaware just got even smaller.

Coastal Point photos • Monica FlemingWhile a...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:14am

April showers bring rain barrels, native plants and more to Millville

This May, the nearly new, modern Millville town hall, with its earthy monochromatic color scheme and plush green grass will soon look a little different. A little more… natural.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Native plantings...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:11am

Townsend ready to take on task of director at CHEER Center

Debbie Townsend can hardly contain her excitement in about her new job as director of the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Debbie Townsend, above, recently took on the job of being the...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 8:43am

Restaurants cater to organic products for health, taste and economy

There’s a growing awareness throughout the food market today, and it’s quickly making its way into restaurants, as well. Restaurant owners, patrons and farmers alike are all learning and sharing the benefits of organic products in our diets....

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 8:39am

Weaving a ‘green’ Web

While the back-to-basics, low-electricity push of the green movement may seem incompatible on some level with computers and computer monitors, there’s no question that the Internet has been a major mover in the efforts to protect the planet and...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:16am

Fenwick Island Environmental Committee has high hopes for the greening of town

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee recently got itself organized — complete with proposed goals and objectives and a mission statement, but they got their start years ago according to Buzz Henifin, co-chairman of the group.

“Town...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:07am

Spring a new start for Bennett family farm tradition

Hail Bennett — the oldest son of Carrie and Jim Bennett, of Bennett Orchards near Dagsboro — was just 10 years old the last time his family planted peach trees, in 1996. This time, the “constant cycle” of planting and growing came full circle for...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 6:16am

Fenwick environmentalists study options

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, March 12, at town hall to discuss a number of environmental issues, including their “tree triage” program, ways to save on energy, how to get to the town’s population of renters to...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:16am

That's entertainment!

The Indian River Variety Show came out with a bang last weekend, as 35 acts consisting of more than 50 students put on their best performances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual performance, headed by the school’s band and chorus director,...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:15am

Millville moving toward 'Clean and Green'

Clean days are ahead for Millville residents.

Beginning in May, all residents of the town will be able to enjoy curbside recycling services — and the town will pick up the tab. As part of the “Millville Clean and Green Initiative,” the...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:47am

Kite festival soaring back into Delmarva

On Good Friday, March 21, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation will once again sponsor what has become one of the state’s most recognized and beloved celebrations, the Great Delaware Kite Festival. The event...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:45am

Technology for better sleep, better life

While we’ve been talking mostly about “active” fitness technology in our series of stories on health tech, I don’t think many would argue about the value of good sleep in overall health, so this month, I’d like to look a little at some high-tech...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:31am

Expo to offer information on all things 'green'

Delaware’s Great Green Expo will be held Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. The expo is sponsored and hosted by Clear Channel Communications.

“We are truly excited about the event...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:30am

Bethany Beach gets a visit from pinniped guest

An approximately 1-year-old harp seal was spotted numerous times on the south end of Bethany Beach’s shoreline on Monday, March 10, prompting Suzanne Thurman, the executive director of the Lewes-based Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:08am

DNREC: Wait for possible dune reduction 'prudent'

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) officials responded this week to a letter sent recently by Lt. Col. Gwen Baker, Philadelphia district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to the Town of Bethany...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:03am

Coastal Leisure Center looking forward to spring

Exciting things are happening at the Coastal Leisure CHEER Center in Ocean View. A new director has been hired, and March is already filled with fun things to do.

“We have a great gal, Debbie Townsend, right from Ocean View,” said Florence...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

O.C. offering largest St. Patty’s party on Eastern Shore

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be Irish their whole lives. But, thankfully, for one day out of every year, they can all pretend. This Saturday, Ocean City, Md., will spread the luck and cheer of the Irish in a tradition that has flourished...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:51am

Sussex County goes ‘green’ with new recycling policy for government offices

Sussex County is going green this March, but it’s not on account of St. Patty’s Day. County Administrator David B. Baker announced Tuesday, March 11, that all County operations this month will begin recycling office waste, from copier paper and...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 5:30am

In Frankford, 'Mr. Holland's Opus' means mariachi

Thanks to a Melody Program grant award from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, third-graders at Frankford Elementary School received instruments earlier this year that have enabled them to start a mariachi band.

According to the foundation...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:52am

Selbyville dedicates month to kids' art

This past Saturday, as part of Kid’s Art Month in Selbyville, winners of the Kids’ Art Show could see their work proudly displayed at the Selbyville Public Library. And residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the pieces in storefronts...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:44am

A lot goes into Delaware’s new single-stream

With the introduction of single-stream recycling — meaning those recycling in Delaware can dump their cans, bottles, plastic and newspapers in one container — recycling just got a whole lot easier. But anyone who has ever asked themselves what...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:45am

Bringing “green” indoors

As the word “green” gains in popularity and usage as a synonym for “environmentally friendly,” it might be easy to lose sight of exactly which environment is being referenced. For the Waehlers of Ocean View, “environment” not only meant the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 10:45am

Dead CFLs and other hazards

As part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed into law on Dec. 19, 2007, the traditional incandescent light bulb will essentially be phased out of the U.S. market beginning in 2012.

Acceptable replacements include...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Eco Consulting: sustainability & practicality

For home owners who want to live off the grid by using solar panels, that’s great. If they want to have a tankless hot water heater and geothermal heating and cooling, that’s great too. But, if home owners want to have an overall holistic design...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Are you ready for the DTV transition?

Chances are when most of the remaining analog cellular phone systems were turned off Feb. 18, you didn’t lose the use of your more modern wireless phone, even if some people were surprised to find their alarm systems and older cellular-based car...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:51am

Selbyville library director brings host of skills to position

Tanya Shelton-Council has been the director of the Selbyville Public Library for just under a year, but she has big plans for the future — and, mainly, that consists of better serving her customers.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:38am

CoastalPoint.com 2.0 unveiled

Welcome to CoastalPoint.com 2.0! If you’ve visited our Web site in the last few weeks, you’ll already have noticed the appearance of the first phase of months of behind-the-scenes work by our staff on The Point’s Web presence.

We’re...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:28am

Local musician with great ambitions reflects on his roots

Music — it’s all around us, and most people have found it a soothing balancer to accompany the leisure in their lives. For Frankford native Mike Givens, however, music is his life, a reassuring solace of what he’s accomplished and the promising...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:16am

Health technology gets moving and grooving

In this second part of our story on health technology, we’ll be looking at some alternative exercise devices and online dieting options.

Office work gets moving

No, we’re not going to recommend you try out the Hawaii Chair (www....

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:14am

Vintage radio shows tune in to Bethany

The Ad Hoc Touring Theater Company, an outgrowth of Georgetown’s renowned Possum Point Players, will be turning back the clocks this week as audience members tune in to the ambiance of old-time radio broadcasts.

This Tuesday, Feb. 19,...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm

Art organizations backing proposed art center

Last week’s meeting between representatives from various state-wide art organizations and Arts Consulting Group mustered high hopes for the Joshua M. Freeman Center for the Arts in the Bayside community in Selbyville. Dozens were in attendance,...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:41am

Your green word of the week: Ecology

1: a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments
2: the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment
Human ecology
1: a branch of sociology dealing...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:35am

Students make every day Earth Day with recycling project

Each year, the fourth-grade students in Tanya Mock’s class at East Millsboro Elementary School study a unit about preserving and protecting the environment.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT
Tanya Mock’s fourth-grade class at East...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:34am

Is green just as mean on grungy grout?

Standing in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store can make you feel a little like you should have paid more attention in chemistry class.

AfterBefore

What is phosphorus, and why would I need something that contains no...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:31am

Miranda and Hardt go green

In the current real estate market, there’s a lot of competition, so it’s a given that every home for sale has to stand out. The same goes for the new-home building industry. In this area, buyers can now have their choice of new home in a new...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:27am

Hybrid homes take green houses beyond solar panels

Two new homes nestled back in Ocean Way Estates, built by custom builder E.S.B. Inc., are turning the heads of passers-by. The solar panels atop the roof may be one of the most noticeable features of the houses, though for these eco-friendly...

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:00pm

Local artist shooting for the stars

An artist by trade, Milan Murray uprooted from Philadelphia after 15 years of residency and moved to the area only a short while ago, but has already carved out quite a reputation for himself.

In viewing his Web site, at atouchofmilan.com...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:17am

A little bit of, well, everything

Take one step into the Bethany Trading Company on Garfield Parkway and you realize immediately that you are not in a typical business. In fact, “typical” can leave your vocabulary as soon as you take stock of the merchandise adorning the walls...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:01am

Recycling drop-off location dropped

It’s one of the most popular destinations for “green”-minded residents and visitors to the area, but as of March 2008, the recycling drop-off center in Millville will itself be headed for the recycling bin.

Millville’s Masonic lodge, Doric...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 7:58am

The tearing of the green...

The presents have all been unwrapped and put away, the tree is getting ready to go back up in the attic and all we are left with is empty boxes, torn wrapping paper and lots of cardboard.

Sound familiar? This is the time of year that I...

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 7:34am

Future of ‘green’ initiative sunny at C.P. Diver

“It’s not a trend to me,” said Clif Diver of C.P. Diver in Lewes. He is talking about the recent surge in “green” activity — green living, green dying, green cars, green jobs — Americans are being saturated with eco-friendly ways to do almost...

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 7:20am