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Safe Haven holds ‘ground-digging’ for green, no-kill shelter

After four long years of fundraising, planning and gathering permits, the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County broke ground on Friday, June 13. A novel approach to a groundbreaking was held at the future site for the facility east of...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:52am

Gala sold out in support of Justin's Beach House

Contractors for a Cause and the Justin W. Jennings Foundation will welcome summer with a sold-out crowd at their 4th annual Gala and Auction on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fundraiser is aimed...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:45am

Coastal Point Health-Tech Challenge, Week 2

Well, it’s the end of Week 2 of the Coastal Point Health-Tech Challenge, and I’ve been pleased with my ability to keep up my new exercise regimen using Wii Fit. On the down side, I’ve gained 4 pounds since starting the program two weeks ago. On...

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 8:05am

Citizens say Burton's Island clean-up plan inadequate

At a May 29 hearing, the public had a chance to hear about the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) proposed plan for remedial action for the Burton’s Island Ash Landfill in Millsboro, where ash from the...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 11:01am

Clean and green sailing ahead for Bay Colony boaters

The Bay Colony Community Yacht Club was recently dedicated a “Delaware Clean Marina,” only the seventh in the state to receive the recognition by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Coastal Point photographs...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 9:43am

Fun from the sun at solar-powered amusement park

As the summer season starts to get under way, those who want to have a good time — though not at the expense of the environment and leaving a bigger carbon footprint — can rest easy knowing that Funland in Rehoboth Beach has gone solar!
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Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:36am

Building green for less green

Going “green” was a natural progression for Michael Kwiecien of Explorer Homes. He and his family have always recycled and composted, and he describes himself as an “old hippie,” although those days seem far away now as he dons a traditional...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:30am

Get rid of that old TV the green way

The average computer user replaces their computer every two to three years. New television technology is tolling the bell on millions of TV sets across the country, as viewers upgrade to sets capable of displaying high-definition signals. And...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:23am

Can you taste it?

On Sunday, June 8, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will bring back one of their most successful events of the year. Taste of Coastal Delaware will merge the area’s most renowned restaurants into one place, creating a culinary...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:05am

Introducing the Coastal Point Health-Tech Challenge

In our recent series of health stories on technologically-savvy ways to get (and stay) in shape, I noted the expected release of the Wii Fit game and balance board peripheral this month. Well, May 22 arrived late last week, and with it my very...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:52am

Long-awaited pollution control strategy unveiled

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Water Resources held a public information meeting on their proposed Inland Bays Pollution Control Strategy, PCS, Tuesday, May 20, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 8:27am

Lighthouse-loving artist breaks the mold

Although new to the Delaware/Maryland coastal art scene, Dee Granger is no stranger to beach life, and no stranger to art.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Dee Granger melts pewter down for a piece she was working on. Granger will...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:45am

Water -- all types-- high on Fenwick agenda

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, May 14 to discuss water, water and more water.

The group will continue with their plan to have a speaker come and talk important environmental issues. Last month, a...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Boat removed from beach, temporary access restored

Workers from Delmarva Salvage Company and Tow Boat U.S. removed the damaged research liftboat Russell W. Peterson from the shore at Bethany Beach just after dawn on Friday, May 16, clearing the way for temporary repair and long-term restoration...

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 5:05am

Art + Math = Brown

Kathy Brown, a math teacher retired from the Indian River School District, has found a way to make art and math meld into more than a hobby. She does house portraits, in watercolor and in a pen-and-ink technique. Brown estimates that she has done...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 6:13am

Local beach patrols nearly ready for summer

Area beach patrols are right on track for lifeguard staffing at coastal Delaware beaches this summer. Despite beach patrols in other areas citing struggles to find adequate recruits, local lifeguard captains say their seasonal employment efforts...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:59am

IR golf finishes satisfying year, looks for showing at states

As Indian River’s golf team rounds out the season, first-year head coach Paris Mitchell is pleased with the way the team has come along. Three consecutive wins last week, against Cape Henlopen, Milford and Seaford, helped bring the Indians to an...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:57am

BREAKING NEWS: Research vessel beaches at Bethany, one crewman dead

The Coast Guard rescued two people by helicopter Monday when the research boat they were on broke apart and took on water about 14 miles off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, Del. One crewman was pronounced dead Monday after reaching the hospital. The...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 11:06am

All dolled up!

With so many accomplishments in her life, it’s difficult for a talented individual like Kristin Jones to settle on one particular hobby. The classically trained soprano keeps her vocal chords in check when singing with her church choir. Time...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:44am

Turbine a breath of fresh air for Dagsboro couple

When driving west out of Dagsboro on Nine Foot Road, it’s hard to miss the big wind turbine on the right at the home of Greg and Terri Menoche.

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Greg Menoche stands next to his 35-foot wind turbine...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

Going GREEN by the Ocean blue

At first glance, the house at 116 First Street in Bethany Beach might look like any other construction project in the beach town. Where once there was an outdated beach cottage, now sits a newly constructed, modern house in its place.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

Sussex Tech group gets gold for green works

The Community Service Group at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown recently won the Delaware State Gold Medal for its schoolwide recycling program, with the award presented at the SkillsUSA award ceremony. The group is now eligible to go...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

A 10 metric ton footprint?

Most people have heard about the countless contributions they can make to help improve the environment, although many people are still hesitant to jump aboard. Perhaps they feel that their changes will not have a significant impact. Others may...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

Students and volunteers to build a schoolyard habitat at IRHS

On Tuesday, April 29, students, teachers and community volunteers were set to come together to create a new schoolyard habitat at Indian River High School in Dagsboro.

The project began last fall, when about 25 students, teachers and...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

Take some of that green and get greener

Many U.S. taxpayers will start receiving their 2008 stimulus payments in increments of $300 this week through direct deposit, with $300 or more for many single taxpayers, $600 or more for many couples and $300 additional for each eligible child....

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:03am

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