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Keller Williams Realty announces 2018 top producers

Keller Williams Realty/Delaware Beaches recently announced its 2018 top producers. The annual awards recognize the top sales agents in all Keller Williams Realty locations in Sussex County.

The top three individual agents by overall...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:06am

Sea Colony named among world’s Top 20 tennis resorts, camps

Located just south of Bethany Beach, Sea Colony has recently increased its standing among the world’s elite tennis destinations, according to Tennis Resorts Online (TRO)’s 2019 rankings released on May 1.

Sea Colony is one of just four...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:37am

Jenni and Tyler Valliant are the couple behind Local Coffee Roasting Co.

Local Coffee Roasting Co. looks to elevate a cup of joe

For many people, mornings include drinking a cup of coffee as they start their day.

Local Coffee Roasting Co.’s Jenni and Tyler Valliant want to provide coffee drinkers the opportunity to experience a quality local brew, created with lots...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:05am

Vantage Vacation Rentals opens new Fenwick Island office

Vantage Vacation Rentals this week announced the continued expansion of its business northward with the opening of the Vantage Fenwick Island office, located at 1209 Coastal Highway. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:59am

Zachary Hurley thanks a business partner from Redner’s Warehouse Market.

Ennis students learn life skills, one job at a time

Sometimes the best education comes through experience. Howard T. Ennis School students benefit every day from the work experience that Sussex County employers provide. As they prepare for a more independent future, students paused to thank the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:31am

Stephanie Hudson Whitcomb, director of development and outreach for Clear Space Theatre (L) and Donna West, vice chair of the Clear Space board of directors (r) at the Clear Space Theatre exhibit.

Southern Delaware Tourism hosts 4th Annual Tourism Partners Expo

Southern Delaware Tourism held its 4th Annual Tourism Partners Expo on Tuesday, April 16, at Nassau Valley Vineyards. The annual Expo is an opportunity for tourism-related businesses in Sussex County to showcase their offerings to representatives...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:12am

Pictured from left to right, Mithat Armutcu, Angela Armutcu, Lauren Hall, Jackie Lamothe and Sophia Sawicki pose for Jetset Travel’s ribon cutting.

Jetset cuts its ribbon with Chamber

The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Jetset Travel American Express with a ribbon cutting on April 18. Their new office is located at 19470 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach.

Jetset Travel has been serving...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:42am

Joost Elling will be bringing his stroopwafel to Dagsboro Days on Saturday, April 20.

Local cookie entrepreneur to appear at Dagsboro Days

When Joost Elling was 13, he went to the Netherlands to visit his paternal grandmother and fell in love with a particular Dutch sandwich cookie.

Back home in the United States, after two months in his father’s native country, Elling was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

Preston Automotive Group donates vehicle to Sussex Tech Adult Education Division

The Sussex Technical School District’s Adult Division recently received a vehicle donation from Boulevard Ford Lewes, a division of the Preston Automotive Group, to help with its automotive technician apprenticeship program.

“This gift...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:17pm

More than a bit of inspiration decorates the walls of Shine by the Sea in their new location in Ocean View.

Local stylists Shine in new location

One doesn’t have to travel too far to get metropolitan salon treatment right at the beach. Shine by the Sea Creative Hair Design, owned by stylists and friends Terryn Spencer and Giovanna Forrey, offers anything one could possibly want from a...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:09pm

Three generations plus one: Robin Rankin, daughters Luna Lewis and Willow Lewis, Patsy Rankin and Kathy Wood gather on opening night, Friday, April 12, for the 20th anniversary year of Patsy's restaurant in Bethany Beach.

Patsy’s celebrates two decades, three generations

Renovation highlighted with beach-themed bar, tables

Willow and Luna Lewis danced around their grandmother’s restaurant on an April afternoon, twirling their spring dresses and laughing.

But the girls, ages 6 and 4 respectively, were all...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:04pm

Bayside receives Silver Awards at The Nationals

The NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council (NSMC) recently announced the Silver Award winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards, for home builders, developers, associates and consultants.

Bayside, a Carl M....

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:02pm

Keller Williams Realty announces the Top Producers for March

Keller Williams Realty this week announced the March 2018 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Chrisy Tingle of the Bethany Beach won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of March....

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success, which helps prepare youth and their families for success in life. Pictured, from left, are: Lindsey Barry, president of SoDel Cares, Sarah Gilmour, outreach coordinator for Pathways to Success, and Fay Blake, executive director of Pathways to Success.

SoDel Cares donates $5,000 to Pathways to Success

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Pathways to Success. Based in Georgetown, the nonprofit is designed to help prepare youth and adults for successful lives.

“I believe that Pathways to Success...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:56am

Mountaire sponsoring Millsboro’s Stars & Stripes

Roger Marino of Mountaire Farms presented the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce a check for $5,000 as the first Firecracker Level sponsor for the Stars & Stripes event, set for June 29 at Cupola Park in downtown Millsboro. Pictured are:...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:28am

Chef Bill Clifton pauses (very briefly) from his duties as chef and co-owner at Georgetown’s The Counting House to discuss his Food Network experience.

Sussex native aims to ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ on cooking show

Bill Clifton has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, and he still calls himself a “hometown guy.” But does this Sussex County chef have what it takes to “Beat Bobby Flay?”

The world will find out when Clifton, chef and co-owner at The...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:18am

Delmarva Boil Company prepared shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and pulled pork for a Mardi Gras party at The Salt Pond back in March.

Delmarva Boil Company showcases low-country eats

Those looking to have a seafood dinner in the comfort of their own home need look no further, as the Delmarva Boil Company is ready to help.

“We’re trying to flip the restaurant experience on its head. It is catering, but we don’t like to...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:10am

Dozens of fraud complaints filed in Coastal Maytag closure

New company taking over storefront, but nothing else

The Delaware State Police as of mid-week had received more than 30 fraud complaints about Coastal Maytag since the Ocean View appliance store closed suddenly in early February.

That’s a large influx since the Coastal Point reported on Feb...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:55pm

Terrence Riddle and Jay Wimbrow gather in the new Wireless Zone store in the new shopping center in Ocean View.

Wireless Zone brings Verizon retailer to Ocean View

The area’s newest authorized Verizon retailer opened quietly last week, but it has been in the planning stages for well over a year.

The Wireless Zone store at 83 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View (the new shopping center on the former Archut...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:12am

Delawareans warned about rental scams

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice this week warned Delawareans to be wary of scams when looking for a vacation rental this summer. The scammers, they said, are operating rental schemes in which they find...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:10am

Natelli Communities wins national award for Bay Forest

On Feb. 20, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that Natelli Communities had won the NAHB “...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 9:12am

Dagsboro approves amendment to allow brew-pub

The Dagsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, March 18, was a brief, yet productive, gathering of the council members as they reviewed and unanimously approved the proposed ordinance amendment to allow for a brew-pub to be constructed in the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:01pm

Manaen S. ‘Robbie’ Robinson IV has been named a partner of Parsons & Robinson P.A.

Robinson named partner at local firm

After working for years as an attorney with D. Stephen Parsons P.A., Manaen S. “Robbie” Robinson IV was recently made partner of the newly minted Parsons & Robinson P.A.

“Robbie has been an important part of the office for many years....

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:24pm

Local business expanding with national franchising

HydroHero recently launched their national franchise, giving would-be business owners the opportunity “to be the hero of moisture and mold in their local area.” Almost a year in the making, HydroHero is now available for franchise in select...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:51am

First Shore Federal S&L earns Bauer Financial Inc. 5-Star rating

Bauer Financial Inc. recently announced that First Shore Federal Savings & Loan Association has been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating, they said, indicates the bank excels in...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:50pm

Bayside named Community of the Year in national design competition

Bayside, a mixed-use coastal resort community in West Fenwick was named the Community of the Year in the 2018 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Bayside won the best mixed-use community...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:04am

From left, Bob Suttmiller, Colin Mullen, Andrea Kohler, Christine Arancio and Mike Hunt get together at the Giant Foods in Millville as the athletes present the store managers a plaque to thank them for hiring Special Olympics athletes.

Giant recognized for supporting local Riptide athletes

Giant Foods in Millville does more than sell food — they also support local organizations, including Special Olympics.

In fact, Giant employs four of the local Sussex Riptide Special Olympics athletes — Colin Mullen, Katie Bowers, Andrea...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:39pm

Samantha Reynolds' Mermaid Galley features Eastern Shore recipes passed down to her from her grandparents, including the much-beloved Smith Island cake.

Millville’s Mermaid Galley offers fare for merfolk and more

The bright teal structure next to the Millville Town Peddler is brand new, as are the shiny appliances lining the interior of Millville’s newest eatery — the Mermaid Galley.

The food, however, is classic Eastern Shore. Crabcakes, oyster...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:23pm

Business Professionals of America providing futures for young leaders

Have you ever wanted to get involved in an organization that would help you with your leadership skills? If you answered yes, then Business Professionals of America is for you! They offer scholarships, experience and many amazing opportunities....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:58am

Job fair helping employers hire for summer or for life

Businesses and job-seekers can mark their calendars for a free job fair on Friday, March 22. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will help play matchmaker for people, whether they’re seeking full-time, part-time or summer employment....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:18am

Members of Sussex Technical High School’s BPA competition team recently challenged other BPA students from around the state.

Sussex Tech students place at state competitions for business, hospitality

Sussex Technical High School students recently won statewide honors at the Delaware competitions for the Business Professionals of America, or BPA, and the Distributed Education Clubs of America, or DECA.

Among the local students...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:25pm

Zach Brown discusses plans to put Brown Brothers Brewing in Dagsboro, pending approvals.

Brown Brothers Brewing eyes Dagsboro’s Savannah Square

Small craft-brew business gets preliminary approval from council

A different type of business is looking to provide Dagsboro residents with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for beer drinkers to enjoy the fine crafts of a microbrewery, and the Dagsboro Town Council this week unanimously gave their initial...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:24pm

Coastal Maytag to change hands, re-open after sudden closure

After closing without warning around Feb. 6, an Ocean View appliance store mid-week was preparing for a possible re-opening next week, while police in the intervening time had opened an investigation after complaints from some customers who’d...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Caroline Gale waits to greet new and returning customers at the front of her store in Selbyville.

Caroline's brings Sparkle to Selbyville

 Want to relax? Want a fresh new look or outlook? Caroline’s Spa & Salon now does hair, nails, makeup and massage in downtown Selbyville.

The makeovers began with major renovations to the small Main Street building, one block north of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:47pm

BHHS Gallo Realty welcomes Lori Jones as new ambassador

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty announced this week that Lori Jones has accepted the position of “Brand Ambassador” effective Jan. 30.

As a public relations professional, Jones will be responsible for the development of the...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:44pm

State seeking nominees for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

The Office of Gov. John Carney is seeking candidates to be nominated for Delaware’s Obligatory Seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC).

To be eligible for consideration as a nominee by the governor for selection to...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:29am

George Downing, manager of the new Tractor Supply Co. store in Millsboro, has been working in the store since December, getting ready for the Feb. 9 grand opening.

Tractor Supply Co. opens Millsboro store

Chicks coming soon!

Tractor Supply Co., a nationwide retail chain that offers everything from chicks to tractor tires, has opened a location in Millsboro.

The Millsboro store, located at 28668 Dupont Highway (Route 113), held its grand opening on Saturday,...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:21pm

Gallo Gives presents their donation to DE Leukemia & Lymphoma

Gallo Gives Foundation awards community donations

Embarking on the third year of supporting the community through the Gallo Gives Foundation, the management, agents and staff of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo Realty said they have continued to watch the foundation flourish.

The...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:50am

Norman joins Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law

Effective Jan. 2, attorney Stephen Price Norman has joined Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, the company announced this week.

Norman has practiced law for more than 20 years. He has his own law firm — the Norman Law Firm, with...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:12am

Mountaire Executives tour the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, Jan. 10, and presented their $20,000 donation to the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys & Girls Club.

Mountaire Farms donates $20,000 to local Boys & Girls Club

Pictured, from left, are: front row, Cathy Bassett, Mountaire director of Communications & Community Relations; Phillip Plylar, Mountaire president; Mike Little, Mountaire vice president of sales; Ashley Reynolds, Greater Milford Boys &...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:45am

Dr. Andrew Dahlke

Beebe Board of Directors welcomes three new members

Beebe Healthcare on Jan. 30 announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Christian Hudson, Dr. Andrew Dahlke and Dr. Mouhanad Freih.

Beebe representatives also thanked outgoing board members Tommy Cooper, Dr....

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:32am

Coldwell Banker Vacations moves to new location

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, Coldwell Banker Vacations celebrated the opening of its new office space by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. The Coldwell Banker Vacations Bethany rental office is now located...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:26am

The logo for Inland Bays Oysters.

You’ve heard of Florida oranges? Meet Inland Bays Oysters

First you need a good product. Then you need a good marketing strategy.

Sussex County will now be home to “Inland Bays Oysters: A Southern Delaware delicacy” — an official brand to help with marketing and sales of the area’s oyster...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:20am

Mountaire offers Selbyville $1M to close part of Hosier Street

Traffic regularly comes to a full stop on Hosier Street in Selbyville when Mountaire trucks are on the move. Poultry plant employees direct traffic to pause many times a day as tractor-trailers back out of a holding area across the street...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:05am

Ocean View continues hotel/lodging discussions

Last month, the Town of Ocean View was approached by Bob Thornton of Silverstock LLC, requesting the Town consider an ordinance that would allow for hotel/lodging uses in the Town’s Mixed-Use Planned Communities (MXPC) zone, through the granting...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:06pm

Michael Bednarcik prepares a grip for a club at his shop in Millville.

New custom golf club shop opens in Millville

Golfers looking for a way to improve their game with a custom club can now find that locally in Millville, thanks to a new shop that opened recently.

Custom Clubs of Frederick at Bethany Beach is owned and operated by Michael Bednarcik. It...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Small Business Saturday paves the way for holiday success

Were you among the crowds of people “Shopping Small” the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Small Business Saturday kicks off the holiday shopping season for what is often the most lucrative time of year for small businesses.

Our SBA Delaware...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:58pm

Still a family-run company, Bette and Sal Gallo are pictured with their children — all very active in the business — from left, Tricia Ratner, Andrew Ratner and Lee Ann Wilkinson.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty celebrates 40th anniversary

Founders Bette and Sal Gallo will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their real estate firm in the upcoming year.

When the husband-and-wife team opened Gallo Realty in 1979, there were only a handful of other real estate firms in the resort region, and the real estate landscape looked much different, both literally and figuratively, they said. There was lots...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:52am

Atlantic Physical Therapy celebrates grand re-opening in Millsboro

Atlantic Physical Therapy staff take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for the grand re-opening of their Millsboro location, organized by the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance were Chamber directors and other...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:12pm

Guardian Investments open in Millsboro

Guardian Investments was welcomed to the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the community by the Chamber Board of Directors, Millsboro Mayor John Thoroughgood, Town Manager Sheldon Hudson, state Rep. Rich Collins and other Chamber members, with a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:19pm