Bethany parade a hit, thanks to many
Praise has rolled in for the 2015 edition of our Bethany Beach July 4th parade.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the “Fenwick Four,” and the group’s collective effort to win seats on the Fenwick Island Town Council following the scheduled Aug. 1 election. Some of that talk has been good, while some of it has been not-so-good.
But there’s definitely been talk.
As journalists, we’re not supposed to root for things.
That’s just the reality of life. No matter how hard we prepare, plan or maintain something, from our personal lives to our jobs, sometimes bad things just happen. What makes a difference is how we react.
Somewhere after cursing out my fantasy baseball team and trying to learn how to juggle chicken tenders on YouTube during an Internet marathon the other night, I stumbled across an interesting series of blogs written by Janet Lindenmuth on the Widener University law library website.
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It’s our job to relay information to you, the readers, in a clear and concise manner, without prejudice. If we do what we’re supposed to do, our readers can make their own decisions based on the best information available to them at the time.
There’s a lot to be said for that big puddle of water over to our east.
If there is one weekend that stands out above all others for our humble little community by the shore, this would be it.
We are currently a nation that is, at best, divided.
On a Thursday evening in April, more than 30 women gathered at the Sea Colony Tennis Center in Bethany Beach. They came with a covered dish, gift bags filled with toiletries, scarves, jewelry and other donations in celebration of Mother’s Day. They were there as part of a group called Delaware by the Sea Womenade.
State police were investigating a serious crash last Saturday night in Fenwick Island, centered around a 9-year-old pedestrian who reportedly stepped out into Route 1 and was struck by the front bumper of an SUV. The boy was listed in critical condition, and no charges have been filed against the driver.
Here’s a fun exercise...
Clear your mind of all the day-to-day stresses that are overtaking it at any given time. That’s it. Just close your eyes, pull back on a deep breath and let your subconscious wander off to a place of abject nothingness. You there? Good, let’s do this.
Sometimes, a negative gives birth to a much more enduring positive. About one year ago, in May 2014, Sussex Unity was born of an ugly exchange involving two county council members.
The exchange, during which two council members attacked the NAACP as a “racist” organization and withheld $200 for a youth program, can be heard on our website at http://www.sussexunity.org/about-sussex-unity/.
By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council this week voted to change the name of the airport in Georgetown to Delaware Coastal Airport.
What was the name of the airport before, you might ask.
There are a few ways to easily get a rise out of people in this community.
Late last week we heard word that a member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) had been suspended by the department while an investigation into alleged misconduct was being conducted.
Perhaps there’s no greater mystery regarding the human psyche than the concept of fear.
When word first started circulating that former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden had passed away, many of us initially reacted with shock. Then sadness.
I’ve had people tell me that no matter how old my daughter gets, I will always picture her in my mind’s eye as being a little girl with pigtails and food smashed across her face.
When the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team heads to Smyrna on Friday, May 29, to play the state championship game against the winner of the Caravel and Wilmington Friends game, they will be bringing along more than just equipment.
They will be bringing all of us on board for the ride.
We are an ever-evolving nation, to be sure.
It seems like just yesterday our community was winding down another Jazz Funeral on the Bethany boardwalk, rolling up the sidewalks and turning off the lights on another summer season.