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Hosting the world

Imagine being a high school student from a small Eastern European country, with a history of human settlement dating back thousands of years B.C. (possibly to the Stone Age). Then you come to the U.S. and find that many of your American high...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Phillips preaches racial equality to students

Lanier Phillips marched in Selma, Ala., alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. He worked as a technical specialist on lighting projects with Jacques Cousteau.

But early in his life he saw perhaps the worst of humanity, growing up as...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jamboree time

Here and there one begins to notice the wispy smoke and sweet smell of barbeque. The daffodils and crocuses are up. The trees are greening. And the songbirds have returned — the human variety, too — they’re busy working out their do-re-mi’s in...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ipod is simply IMazing!

I have seen the future, and it’s in a tiny little white box with little white wires sticking out of it.

Ah, yes — the increasingly ubiquitous iPod.

OK — mine is actually black, and it’s in a green aluminum case that manages to look...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gold fever

Fenwick-area resident John Feuerstein seems to be in great shape, for 72, and it may be in large part thanks to his favorite hobby — metal detectoring. The Baltimore native has walked many a sandy beach, getting his exercise and earning a little...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

State of the beaches

With roughly $14 million still needed from the federal government to cement planned beach reconstruction efforts in Bethany Beach and South Bethany, officials in the two towns are focusing their efforts on persuading the two houses of the U.S....

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Erin go

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday, giving green-clad revelers the chance to make the most of their holiday and carry it over into the weekend.

They can start off at The Quail in Fenwick Island’s Sunshine Plaza. On Friday, The...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Local rockers

A drum set sits as the focal point of the room. Pictures of local scenery decorate the walls, and amplifiers, guitars, a keyboard and other musical equipment sits on top of a bed of wires that are easy to trip on while walking through the small...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Swamp story

Salisbury author Andy Nunez made a name for himself in the local treasure-hunter/metal detectorist crowd last year, with his “Treasures of the Eastern Shore” paperback. But he’s on a different hunt these days, working on the new “Mysteries of the...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Not forgotten

Since moving to the Bethany area permanently about 10 years ago, Margy Nist has noticed a collective area opinion about developers.
Coastal Point • JONATHAN STARKEY:
The structure of the Old Mill Crabhouse is now the clubhouse for...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stories of dolls

When Christina Weaver settled down with husband Ike just outside South Bethany in the late 1990s, one thing she wanted to do was collect some antiques. But a visit to a Rehoboth Beach antique fair in 2000 helped the Englishwoman tie her antiques...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Local artists the stars

Kim Doughty, perhaps best known as the ceramicist in residence at the Melting Pot studio in Dagsboro, has assumed ownership of the coffeehouse at the corner of North Pennsylvania Avenue and Central Boulevard in downtown Bethany Beach.
...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

A New Year's splash

It was a seasonable 44 degrees in downtown Bethany Beach on the first day of 2006 — and only a few degrees chillier in the water — but more than 275 intrepid splashers signed up to join in the annual New Year’s Day ocean plunge.
Coastal...

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 7:00pm

A Christmas to remember

Parishioners at St. Matthew’s By-the-Sea United Methodist in Fenwick Island will welcome a newcomer this Christmas Day — a young lad, and to his parents a miracle who had arrived even as their hopes grew dim.
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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

New head of the ship

The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) has pegged Coldwell Banker’s Rick Allamong to take over the top leadership spot for the coming year. Allamong was set for induction at SCAOR’s annual installation dinner (Thursday, Dec. 15) — he...

Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 7:00pm

Rejuvenated

The old Robinson house, one of Millville’s historic landmarks for more than 100 years, is looking rather sprightly at its new location on Cedar Drive.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Charlotte Conaway has put some effort into restoring the...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Back in action

She’s been away from the Southeastern Delaware Artists’ Studio Tour (SEDAST) for a year or two, but Allene Martinez has returned this year, and if tour participants can find her, they’ll find a gem.
Special to the Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Veterans honored

Veterans’ Day — Nov. 11. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion members (and auxiliaries and friends) once again honored the dead. But they also reminded one another of why they should feel proud that they’d served themselves,...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Artistic designs

Think you’ve seen some beautiful homes along the Sussex seashore? Check out muralist Damon Pla’s portfolio — they’ll stretch your perspective.
Or, stop by his studio in Bethany Meadows and view a few up close. Pla’s place will be a new stop...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Gardening Questions Answered

People often come to me for help in selecting a plant. This is one of my favorite parts of my job, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. It usually involves a game of Twenty Questions, with me trying to get enough information to be able...

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Town gets into spirit

And of course, all the costumed children who would like to participate.
Town Clerk Terry Truitt asked everyone to start assembling in the parking lot next to town hall (between town hall and the post office) between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. The...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Helping Lions

Lions Clubs provide help in areas some people would rather not think about. For instance, they hold drives to collect used sunglasses, but then there’s also the Lions Eye Bank of Delmarva. It’s a donor bank for corneal tissue.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Riding Waves

Jake Buchler gave Sussex County a little presence at the 2005 Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Easterns last month, and brought home some glory for himself as well. He picked up top-five finishes in two divisions this year, adding to a first-...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

School builder

Hugh “Hughie” McBride has been in construction ever since he graduated from the Salesianum School (Wilmington), back in 1962. McBride’s run crews on a project or two since then — locally, the Delmarva Power plant near Dagsboro and the new Indian...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Pretty slick play

Sony PSP. PlayStation Portable. Most of you know about this pretty slick portable gaming system, but for those of you who haven’t tried it yet, it’s one of the coolest gadgets I’ve tried in a while. It’s more than just a portable video game...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Top Cop

Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin recently earned Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) recognition, at an annual awards ceremony on Sept. 18.
In light of a glowing recommendation from Ocean View Town Council, the DLLG named...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Still teaching

Maybe 13 grandchildren isn’t a record, but it’s enough to justify the Parler family ranch, southwest of Ocean View. And family matriarch Anne Hemenway-Parler has worked much of that love of life on the farm into her new book, “Jan Baer and the...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Body and Soul

Sandra Scott should soon see results from her labors over the past year, as preparations for the “It’s Time for Abundant Living” health revival reach their conclusion. She’s arranged for more than a dozen speakers in all, with presentations from...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Calling all ladies

Women of the Word (WOW) are anticipating 500 for their kickoff next week, for what will be a comprehensive but down-to-earth Bible study, with videos, music, testimonies and small group discussion. There will be a teen group, led by a female...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Capturing Bethany

The history of Bethany Beach’s topographical transformation — from sand erosion to housing explosions — may have yet to be written; however, it already has been rendered. Local artist Laura Hickman has been transposing the metamorphosis onto...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Next generation

The oldest house in Ocean View, built in 1857, has a new addition — little Sadie Case, eight months old at the time of this writing. An amiable young lady, her gleeful gabbling pervades the Antique Prints shop on Central Avenue, and brings a...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bright Lights

Three years out of Indian River High School, and Dawn Monroe has already managed to work her way onto a nationally syndicated television series. She recently appeared front and center in not one, but two, scenes in an episode of One Tree Hill (on...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beautifying Bethany

The colorful arrangements of palm trees, desert petunias, crape myrtles and cannas that greet visitors in the heart of Bethany Beach are the brainchild of Chantal Douchard, supervisor of the town’s horticulure department.
Coastal Point •...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bronze Age

When weather conditions at the beach force vacationers to stay inside, I’d Rather Be Tanning allows them to still go home with that sun-kissed look.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
One of the horizontal tanning beds at I'd Rather Be...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Featured houses to star in Cottage Tour

The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach has served the expanding beach community for more than 11 years now, ever since the town donated an acre of land and a local group put up money for a bulk mailing permit and their first funding drive....

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Artists take the heat

For the past three years, artists at The Melting Pot in Dagsboro have been working within their custom-designed studio to keep a unique art form alive.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Some work created by Phil Adkins
The shop’s...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fourth Festivities

From coast to countryside, organizers are gearing up with weekend activities and finishing up final preparations for Monday’s slew of events celebrating Independence Day.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
The Bethany Beach Fourth of...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

The light keeper

Ed Chiasson’s place on Route 54 is just beautiful — drunk drivers have smashed into his hedgerow a time or two, but other than that, it’s green and quiet, with extensive landscaping and flower garden.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY
Ed...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Wind Power

South Bethany has been following developments in the oceanic windmill business, perhaps more closely than any other beach town in Delaware.
coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Bob Link, left, and Dennis Quaranta, of Winergy, addressed South...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Technoholics beware--New video game consoles due soon

So I’m sitting at my desk, building some beautiful Coastal Point pages for our gargantuan Memorial Day weekend issue, when our beloved editor, Darin, asked me if I’d heard about the new Sony PlayStation 3 console that had been announced at the E3...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Back in the running

Ted Marcucilli is a man with a management plan for South Bethany. The former town council member and mayor has thrown his hat in the ring once again for this year’s best three out of four town council election.

Originally from Westchester...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Lion

Holly Zakrociemski, office manager at Halpern Eye Associates, recently joined the Lord Baltimore Lions Club — as the first female member in a club that will celebrate its 60th birthday next February.
Special to the Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Day to Remember--Fenwick restaurant celebrates Greek Easter

Things were jumping at Captain Pete’s last Sunday — it was Greek Easter and, like every year, owners Peter and Helen Charuhas made it a day to remember.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Lamb roasts at Captain Pete's on Sunday, April 30...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fresh Face

Carrie Subity has returned to her home state, and taken up residence as the new membership director for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Carrie Subity, the new face at the Bethany-Fenwick Area...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Top Judge

Chancellor William Chandler III was one of the first students to graduate from Indian River High School (1979) — and he’s given his old alma mater a good report.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Chancellor William Chandler III.
...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Blowing Pipes

There’s just something about bagpipe music. People invariably describe it as yearning, plaintive, mournful.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Jim Gallagher poses with his bagpipes at Smitty McGee's on St. Patrick's Day.
The combination...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

OPEN UP

Nick Tosques of Ocean View endured some rough times during the Korean War.
And yet, after spending more than two-and-a-half years in Camp #1, Changsong, North Korea, his outgoing nature has survived.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Century of service

More than 40 members of the Southern Sussex Rotary Club — and distinguished guests — celebrated their centennial at Gartside’s (Roxana) on Feb. 23.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Jeanne and John Sparks celebrate with the Rotary Club at...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

New frontiers

Maribeth Fischer moved to Sussex County (Rehoboth Beach) two years ago, but it took her a little longer to give up her old alma mater.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Maribeth Fischer is preparing for a locale writer's conference.
...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Home, sweet home

Peter Frederick has lived in many exotic locations around the world, but it’s Fenwick Island that he truly calls home. Today, Frederick puts most of his energy into the management of his home town, as president of the Fenwick Island Town Council...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm