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Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Class offers hope for computer-fearful

Scared of the Start menu? Frightened of files and folders? Petrified about programs and printers? Then “Computers for the Terrified” may be just the thing for you.
The two-night class — to be taught March 12 and 14 at Lord Baltimore...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Local Teacher will get a shot at $1 million

Philip C. Showell Elementary School teacher Kathleen Yuhanick said she never expected to be testing her trivia knowledge on national television, in front of hundreds of thousands viewers. But that’s exactly what she’ll be doing later this summer...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Apple’s new iPhone

The buzz from tech-heads over last week’s Consumer Electronics Show was easily drowned out by the enthusiastic sighs over Apple’s new iPhone – the long anticipated cell phone/iPod hybrid that CEO Steve Jobs announced at the company’s annual...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:30pm

A lion with a heart of gold

For dedicated Lions Club member Bill Scott, gratification can be as simple as a child’s smile or as profound as helping to improve the way a person lives their life. The Philadelphia native has done all of this and more, devoting countless hours...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:28pm

Group Effort

On Thursday, Jan. 4, more than 70 Indian River High School students attend a presentation by several local volunteer fire departments — part of an effort to promote junior recruitment for area fire companies.

Indian River students...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:35am

Marie's Kitchen -- My favorite foods are made with LOVE

New Year’s is the oldest of all holidays, and New Year’s resolutions date back more than 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. Our one-day celebration pales in comparison to their 11-days. What we do have in common, though, is the belief that a...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:27am

Great tech gifts keep on giving

Ah, the days after Christmas, when all good gift cards go back to the store for a belated spree of shopping goodness and all bad gifts are hoped to do likewise.

Did you get a set of USB-powered hedge clippers for Christmas? Was Santa off...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Freezers ready for third year

Not expecting a large turnout in the inaugural year of the Fenwick Freeze on New Year’s Day, 2005, Fenwick Island Resident JoEllen Cain ironed designs onto only about 40 T-shirts to hand to the event’s participants.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Here they come a-wassailing …

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of Southeastern Delaware brought bright holiday wishes with a choral performance at the Sussex County Senior Services CHEER Center on Friday, Dec. 15.
Coastal Point • RYAN SAXTON:
The...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

'Gourd' tidings she brings

For Dagsboro artist Barbara Burns, decorating for the holidays is nothing new, with a love for painting and crafts that began as far back as she can remember. This past season, though, she tried her hand at what may be one of her most successful...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year

So it’s about time that I write my Christmas technology column for this year. Now, I usually do a list on ideas on what I might get my co-workers for Christmas, but this year I’ve decided to break the norm. This year I’ll be writing about what I...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Erosion underscores lobbying efforts

Bethany Beach resident Bob Parsons spent part of his Thanksgiving holiday taking photographs of beach erosion from the coastal storm that hit the area Thanksgiving Eve and continued through the weekend, wreaking havoc to dunes and boardwalk alike...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Town tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact — in one of likely many trips this holiday season — he is coming to Selbyville, along with marching bands, commercial floats, antique cars and fire trucks for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

State may see nation's first offshore wind farm

Anyone who lives in the area can regale the unwary with stories about nor’easters and the tail ends of hurricanes that pass by the Delaware coast. But in a matter of years, that wind, which people often take for granted, could become the solution...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mitchell and CAP getting organized

After months of exploring opportunities and familiarizing with energy industry jargon, Perry Mitchell and his group, Consumers for Alternative Power, are getting organized.

With himself and a group of nine others across the immediate area...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

District, CIB propose schoolyard watersheds

The Indian River School District partners annually with the Center for the Inland Bays to take middle-school students to James Farm Ecological Preserve to introduce them to and educate them about the watershed. District elementary school students...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Green energy produced at Delaware landfills

Methane released from two Delaware landfills — one in Sussex County — will now be used to make “green” energy.

Ameresco Inc., a Boston-based company, is using specialized engines at Delaware Solid Waste Authority landfills in Kent County...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Howell and Lowercase Blues capitalize on Delaware nightlife

For local musician Aaron D. Howell and power trio Lowercase Blues, music has always been a first true love. From Motown and blues to classic rock tunes, these Delawareans have brought forth the calming classic Southern style with their own...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Recovering feature artist returns home next week

Most artists in the South Eastern Delaware Art Studio Tour (SEDAST) are finding themselves flustered and anxious as the Nov. 24-25 dates for this year’s tour creep closer. For Ralph Semsker, however, the pace has taken an inopportune turn, as a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Veterans Remembered

On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice was signed, signaling the end of the World War I. Since then, this anniversary has come to be called Veteran’s Day — a day when Americans honor and remember those who have...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ceramic artist gets back to nature with her work

With inspiration flourishing from the beauty of the eastern shoreline, a fascination with foreign artistic culture and an appreciation for her Native American heritage, ceramic artist Judie Campanelli has her work cut out for her.
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Scotty’s Bayside Tavern offers ditties and donations

Since its opening almost a year ago, Scotty’s Bayside Tavern in West Fenwick Island has done everything to ensure customer satisfaction.

Now, in addition to providing patrons with pool tables, darts, shuffle bowling, nine televisions, and...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Happy Birthday!

Members of St. George’s United Methodist Church will have something more to celebrate this weekend. Sunday, Oct. 22, marks the church’s 190th year of ministry in unincorporated Clarksville. In addition to the Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m....

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Life's a ball

Supporters of the South Coastal Library on Saturday jump-started a three-year campaign to raise $3.5 million for library expansion with the first annual Harvest Ball at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach.
Coastal Point • Jonathan Starkey:
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Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lavish eats, cool beats

Perhaps they aren’t serving up the traditional boardwalk fries and ice cream cones that people expect from a beach-based restaurant, but as any local will tell you, The Parkway is a Bethany Beach staple.
Coastal Point • Ruslana Lambert:...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

A 'Dyer' need for art

Some may not be too familiar with her name, but there’s no doubt that Carol Dyer’s unmistakable artistic talent captures the authenticity and simplistic beauty of the local area.
Born in Boston, Mass., in 1933, Dyer now lives with her...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Art is the star

Each year, Bethany Beach closes its summer season with the traditional farewell of the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day. And, on the following Saturday, residents and visitors alike look forward to a slightly more relaxed post-summer...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

MMORPG

To many of you, this acronym has no meaning. But to some of us, it is a large form of entertainment. MMORPG stands for Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Basically a bunch of people from all over the world start up a game on their...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Selbyville VFC jumps on Web wagon

In what has become a growing trend for towns, fire departments and other organizations locally and nationally, the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company recently launched a seemingly all-inclusive Web site.

Although the company has maintained...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Commissioners wait on Estuary decision

When asked, only two people raised their hands Thursday night in support. Some 33 people then confirmed their opposition to the plan to subdivide 742 acres into 1,060 lots off of Camp Barnes and Double Bridges roads, near the Assawoman Wildlife...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Surf's Up--Some online marketing tips

Nearly 75 percent of Americans — or more than 204 million people — have access to the Internet, according to a 2004 report from Nielson/Netratings. Just a year prior, 181 million Americans were Internet users. That means there’s been a 15 percent...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

'Whatever the public wants'

If a day of crabbing is what a customer wants, that can be accommodated. If they want to have a dozen crabs waiting on the boat to be eaten while they tour Delaware’s serene inland bays, that is also possible. Even if they want a trip to Seacrets...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Towns use internet to reach their citizens

It’s become a tool of convenience. People use the Internet to buy shoes, check the scores of sports games, book plane flights and even compare hotels without leaving their homes.

And sometimes, people even check agendas of upcoming town...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

iPoderizing

i•Pod•er•ize
To furnish one’s iPod with accessories.
To wear or select accessories for one’s iPod according to the latest fashions.

Since purchasing my iPod back in April, I’ve bought several accessories for it, ranging from...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Snap shot

“I’ve been doing it most of my life,” shared Millville’s Diane Bennett about her artwork, which includes painting, basket-weaving and photography. “The kids used to steal my stuff from art class, so I figured I was pretty good — although I didn’t...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Tour time

It’s one of the hottest tickets in the area each summer, as lovers of beautiful homes and coastal décor take advantage of the rare opportunity to enter into otherwise private abodes, and see some of the best and most beautiful of the area’s...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

The Daytripper meets James Farm

It is quite amazing the number of places that are just a short trip from Bethany Beach that people know little or nothing about. All you have to do is to head inland a bit to the areas we know as the “inland bays.”

Coastal Point • PAUL...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

New American

Ruth McNeill had been in the United States for more than 30 years when she answered a call from federal officials in med-February. After procrastinating for years but eventually passing the 10-question test she called “basic,” the German-born...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

50 years

Since late 2004, Selbyville Police Chief Scott Collins has been sifting through minutes of old town meetings and copies of local newspapers archived in Dover and Selbyville or at various news organizations’ headquarters, searching for information...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cultured bean

Inside the doors of the Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, jazz or contemporary music usually graces the stereo system. Hand-blown glass decorates the store, along with ceramics, pottery and paintings, showcasing the work of artists from the local...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Crafters gear up for second annual show

Organizers of the Seaside Craft Show had their fingers crossed last year in June, with the first edition of the Bethany Beach boardwalk event. But they were blessed with fine weather and a better-than-expected turnout, marking the event’s...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Pro Talk

This month our interview is with Brian Trout, Golf Pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro.

Q. Brian, there is a saying in golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” Please comment on that saying in the context of how younger...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Taste the coast

For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Horse Sense

The Pyle Center is renowned for the large numbers of kids that participate in either baseball or softball each summer. But tucked away behind its gamut of fields lies another opportunity for those who might like to try something other than the...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cruisin' in style

Bethany Beach resident John Scordo remembers growing up in Baltimore city in a hot-rod era. He remembers walking the streets of Baltimore, being in awe of the 1949 Mercurys, and the old Hudsons, just to name a couple models.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Opening ceremony

None of the members of the Bear Trap Historical Committee grew up in the area. Most of them haven’t even worked much locally. They bought houses in the Bear Trap Dunes community to retire. But since moving there, they have shown a keen interest...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

DMV wows 'em

It wows ’em. Literally. The glass double doors whooshed aside as another responsible, law-abiding citizen entered Sussex County’s gleaming new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facility in Georgetown. “Wow. I’m impressed,” she said. She wasn’t...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Springfest on tap in Ocean City

The annual Springfest festival, which welcomes in spring and celebrates the start of summer, has taken over the Ocean City (Md.) Inlet parking lot this weekend with entertainment, arts, crafts and food. Don’t drive when you can park and ride for...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

In the kitchen, Mom's the word

I have been completely duped. My mother has learned to cook.
For years, I have gotten mile after mile out of my mother’s lack of food knowledge and inability to cook. I have played the role of savior at most holiday dinners over the years,...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm