‘It’s the classical “Cinderella” with a twist’

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The magic of ‘Cinderella’ is coming to Sussex Central High School. Here, part of the cast pause for a picture while rehearsing the pumpkin transformation.Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic fairytale story is coming...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:15am

Organizers break ground on groundbreaking garden

Coastal Point Photos • Laura Walter: It’s not really a ground-breaking event without dignitaries, officials and volunteers chipping in to get things started, and things got started in a major fashion at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:44am

School concerts offering holiday music to community

Children across the land have been preparing for the upcoming slate of holiday concerts almost as diligently as they’ve worked on their lists for Santa. Horns are tooting, drummers are drumming and singers are tuning their pipes in anticipation...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:36am

Ocean View to celebrate season at the park

Aiming to spread holiday cheer, the Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual Holiday in the Park this weekend. The public is being invited to join in the festivities at John West Park on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.

“The event...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:17am

Nativity Festival to showcase the heart of Christmas

Coastal Point • File Photo: A stained glass nativity set catches the light from a window during a past festival.Away in a manger,
no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus
laid down his sweet head,

The stars in the bright...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:45am

Local book lovers aim to fill Santa’s Book Bag

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Paolo and Luca Donato donate to Santa’s Book Bag. Paolo even donated to the cause the money he was given at his Dec. 1 birthday party.“I like the idea of all kids having a brand new book for...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00am

Bethany becoming a Weekend Wonderland this December

Building on last year’s successful debut, Bethany Beach will again celebrate the holidays each Saturday in December with Weekend Wonderland, which will feature special shopping hours, and festive activities including caroling around the town’s...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:27am

Christmas parades coming to a Main Street near you

For those in need of some holiday cheer, a number of local parades are ringing in the Christmas season in the next two weeks. Families are being invited to line the streets and cheer on their favorite floats, marching bands, fire trucks, classic...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:25am

Selbyville Christmas has books, bells, dance and decor

Imagine sitting in a bright, cozy, yet high-ceilinged church as the delicate sound of bells fills the air.

The Capital Ringers bell choir is bringing that melody back to Selbyville on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Salem United Methodist Church....

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:22am

Bethany Beach to get a Caribbean flair this weekend at Mango’s

The cooler nights of December are going to give way to a tropical breeze this weekend, with the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s (QRCF) annual Caribbean Christmas event at Mango’s in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, Dec. 3.


Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:21am

Winter getting Fest-ive in neighboring towns

If local parades and tree-lighting events don’t offer a big enough helping of holiday spirit, there are two area events that offer winter festivities on a grand scale: Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, Md., and the new Winter WonderFEST in...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:16am

Sing for the season at Fenwick Island tree-lighting

How about a little sand with your Santa Claus?

Fenwick Island will welcome the Christmas season with a “Sea the Holidays” community event.

Residents and neighbors are being invited to a holiday gathering on Friday, Dec. 2. People...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:14am

Towns to hold tree-lighting ceremonies this weekend

After the dishes have been put away and the whole family is over-stuffed with turkey and fixings, many begin their Christmas holiday decorating. And, this weekend, two area towns are inviting the public to join in on lighting the towns’ Christmas...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 8:06am

Public welcome to rare look at botanic garden

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: From left, Peggie Ravida, Karen Dudley, Selma Tepper, Greg Tepper, Janet Point and Carol McCloud volunteered last week to get some work done at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek.Beside a quiet country road...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:35am

‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ aims to help girls who want to go to school

Coastal Point photos • Submitted: Girls, gather at a school in the Nepalese region of Helambu on the day the school reopened one year after being damaged by an earthquake in April 2016.A “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” evening of socializing,...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:17am

Marie's Kitchen – SoDel VP Ruley offers recipes worth waiting for

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Chef Doug Ruley, vice-president of SoDel Concepts, shared some of his favorite recipes with Marie Cook.You know the old saying: “Good things come to those who wait.”

Before local restaurateur Matt...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:41am

Grimes honored as Sussex County "Woman of Distinction"

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Patti Grimes, center, was named 2016 Sussex County Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay at a luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:44am

Frankford Holiday Expo a day to shop

Coastal Point • File Photo: At the 2015 Frankford Holiday Expo, projects were crocheted on-site by Richayla (right) and Antanell Bailey.’Tis the season to shop, and Frankford’s Annual Holiday Expo will return Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:50am

IRHS band to host holiday market with music

People can get season’s greetings and season’s shopping from Indian River High School Band this weekend, as the Indian River High School Band Boosters will host a Holiday Shoppers Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:38am

Love Your Inland Bays Dinner a night for ‘movers and shakers’

It’s a night to fundraise and reignite a passion for saving the environment.

The Inland Bays Foundation hosts its third Love Your Inland Bays Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The special event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Irish Eyes...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:49am

For local club, every beach can be a treasure trove

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Paul and Janet Marvel, of Clarksville, who co-founded the Mason Dixon Treasure Club 40 years ago, hand out prizes after a club treasure hunt on Lewes Beach on Sunday, Oct. 23.At noon on a blustery October Sunday,...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:20am

Haunted Dance House offers a terrifying twist

Dancing in the dark was never this spooky.

Lighthouse Dance & Yoga will become a Haunted Dance House on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 11 p.m.

In a unique twist to the typical haunted house, the Route 54 attraction is filled with...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:31am

Ravens band gives community the chance to win a car

Coastal Point • Submitted: Tushar Patel, general manager of Hertrich Toyota of Milford, presents the keys to a 2017 Toyota Camry to Sussex Technical High School's Band Director, Ian Kenney.One lucky person could be driving a brand-new 2017 Toyota...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:15am

Selbyville turns the page with annual haunted library

An old house in Selbyville still holds its secrets. And on Halloween night, it will transform completely.

Selbyville’s Haunted Library will open for one night, during trick-or-treating on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“It’s lot...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:28am

Families invited to trick-or-treat with Cops & Goblins

This Halloween, the Ocean View Police Department is offering a family-friendly trick-or-treating festival.

The second annual Cops & Goblins Halloween Festival will take place this Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. in John West Park....

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:17am

Frankford Fall Festival to feature food, fun and frights

From aliens to zombies, the streets of Frankford will be taken over by all manner of costumed residents on Saturday, Oct. 29, as the town once again celebrates the season with its all-day Fall Festival.

The event, being held at Frankford...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:09am

Selbyville Halloween Parade offers a ghoulishly good time

It’s one of the biggest, spookiest celebrations in southeast Sussex County: The Selbyville Halloween Parade will return on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The Fenwick Island Lions Club and the Town of Selbyville sponsor the event, which is more...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:56am

BART to premiere ‘Noah’s Arc’ at Dickens on Oct. 27

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Mike Mall, pictured on the couch, will portray the story’s protagonist, Ted Noah.Coming off sold-out performances of “Same Time, Next Year,” the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) is back at the Dickens Parlour...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:35am

Seashore State Park to host second annual Boo-B-Que this weekend

This weekend, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Parks & Recreation will host its second-annual Boo-B-Que By the Sea.

The event, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:57am

Bear Trap Dunes celebrating fall with families on Saturday

This weekend, Bear Trap Dunes will be hosting its first Fall Festival, inviting the community to enjoy a family-friendly day on the front lawn.

“We’re hoping for it to grow it to a yearly thing,” said Erin Swanson, Bear Trap membership and...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:54am

Fire company auxiliary hosting annual Artisans Festival

Coastal Point • File Photo: Pam Browne will be at this weekend’s Artisan Festival, displaying her ‘deco-mesh’ wreaths.Artisans from around the region are preparing their wares this week for one of the most popular events of the “shoulder season”...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:52am

Garden club to unveil Blue Star memorial in Fenwick

In the U.S., blue stars have long honored military service members. Now, Fenwick Island is getting its own Blue Star Byway marker, a plaque being installed at Fenwick Island Town Park.

After years of pursuing the memorial, the Barefoot...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:41am

Say ‘I Do’ with Delaware Seaside Bride

When Coastal Point Publisher Susan Lyons was helping her daughter plan a coastal Delaware wedding, she noticed it was difficult to find local vendors in one place.

With that thought in mind, Delaware Seaside Bride was created, with the...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:29am

Russo bearing ‘Burden of Proof’ in pair of Dickens concerts

Berlin, Md., musician-songwriter Bryan Russo is premiering his fourth album this weekend with a pair of shows in a magical southern Delaware location.

Russo’s newest release, “Burden of Proof,” will be celebrated with back-to-back shows at...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:27am

Great Pumpkin Festival rising again in Millville

Families can run around or just relax. Either way, it’ll be a free-for-all with games, rides and more at Millville’s Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families can enjoy free games, pony rides, a bounce...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:09am

Milestone met: Botanic Gardens hits Longwood goal early

DBG organizers proved their mettle with donations and a bunch of multi-year pledges.It’s a garden party unlike any other. The Delaware Botanic Gardens haven’t opened their gates yet, but they’re making big strides as they create southern Delaware...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:57am

Semi-annual train show on track for Saturday in Roxana

While members of the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club range in age from 30-something to 80-something, with a couple of junior members in their teens, longtime member Bill Ziegler puts it like this: “We’re all kids.”

This week, the club was...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:23am

Socrates Café asks local minds to ponder tough questions

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The Socrates Café group ponders a question brought by one of the attendees on Monday, Sept. 12.Do we have free will?

What is true strength?

What is truth?

Big, philosophical questions like...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:42am

Nanticoke Powwow set to dance through the weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual Powwow will take place this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11.The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 39th annual Powwow this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, at the tribe’s powwow...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:57am

Brooksfest in Fenwick Island to benefit Alana Rose Foundation

After their biggest turnout to date last year, Brooksfest is back for its fifth year in a row, aiming to send the summer out in style. The family-friendly event will feature food, skimboarding, giveaways and more, set for this Saturday, Sept. 10...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:12am

Boardwalk Arts Festival set for Saturday in Bethany

The 38th Annual Boardwalk Arts Festival will get under way this Saturday, Sept. 10, with more than 100 artists from around the country slated to feature their work along the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.

Jewelry, glass, pottery,...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 9:03am

Community invited to celebrate Shakespeare at 400

‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’

— William Shakespeare

To celebrate the life and cannon of the great English poet William Shakespeare, next week, the Lewes Public Library will...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:56am

Car show continues support for Operation SEAs the Day

For the third year in a row, local Realtor Allison Stine is organizing the Cripple Creek Classic Car Show to support Operation SEAs the Day.

“We decided to hold the car show as a way to combine our hobby and the ability to raise money for...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 9:08am

Delawareans driving art project to South America

Coastal Point Photo • Laura Walter: Blue and green is just the beginning. Children across North and South America will cover this school bus with paint over the next two years, in an international art project being conducted by, from left: John...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:51am

From White House to Lighthouse

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Glenn Pearson, at the piano, and Jeff Cooper, with bass, started their musical partnership - and friendship - in 1968.It’s a particularly entertaining story, the way that the two particularly entertaining...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:35am

Christian rapper to highlight programs at growing youth ministry

Forge Youth & Family Academy is bringing in Christian rapper B-SHOC for a free show at the Selbyville Fire Hall on Monday, Sept. 5. The Selbyville-based ecumenical family ministry hopes to send area students back to school with a boost of...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:04am

Dickens, BART to open season with ‘Same Time, Next Year’

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant: Rusty Hesse, left, will direct BART's fall production of ‘Same Time, Next Year’ starring E.J. Panico, center, and Jeff Martini, right.After a summer hiatus, the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) will be...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:30am

Rock, opera, jazz and more coming from Locals Under the Lights

Coastal Point • Submitted: Randy (RandyJamz) Grimm stands outside 99 Sea Level during a break. Grimm will be playing at the Freeman Stage for the Locals Under the Lights event on Thursday, Aug. 25.The Freeman Stage teases us every spring about...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:49am

Town Center Market brings food and goods to the center of Bayside

Coastal Point photos • Submitted: Bikes, ready to rent from Fenwick Bike Shop are available at the Town Center Market in Bayside. This summer brought a new addition to the bustling Bayside community near Fenwick Island, with the incarnation of...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:58am

Coastal Point — now appearing in an app near you

Coastal Point • Illustration: The new version of Explore Coastal Delaware includes instant access to the Coastal Point newspaper, tides and more.Those of you who have already downloaded our Explore Coastal Delaware app got a major update in the...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:57am