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The end of summer? More like the beginning of fall!

Labor Day weekend.

Those three words alone can generate a plethora of emotions across the board. They actually work together to constitute one word in our reality, joining “Memorial Day weekend” and “Fourth of July” as the sacred trinity of important summer benchmarks for our community — the beginning, the heart and the end of another summer season.

Restaurateur left a legacy far beyond his food

When word filtered into our office earlier this week that popular restaurateur/philanthropist Matt Haley had been involved in a motorcycle accident in India, you could hear a collective gasp. When we learned Wednesday morning that he had succumbed to those injuries... we were an office in mourning.

Letters to the Editor — August 22, 2014

In accordance with Coastal Point editorial policy, the last issue in which letters to the editor regarding the Sept. 6 Bethany Beach Town Council election and Sept. 9 primary races will be published is our Aug. 29 issue. All letters regarding these races or their candidates must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, in order to be published.

LSLL, District III pull off another succesful Series

Lower Sussex Little League and District III have now hosted Softball World Series events in Roxana for 11 consecutive years. And for 11 consecutive years, they have done an exemplary job.

Williams’ humor, kindness will not be forgotten

When one is in elementary school, opportunities to express one’s individuality are few and far between.

Letters to the Editor — August 15, 2014

In accordance with Coastal Point editorial policy, the last issue in which letters to the editor regarding the Sept. 6 Bethany Beach Town Council election and Sept. 9 primary races will be published is our Aug. 29 issue. All letters regarding these races or their candidates must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, in order to be published.

The tears of a clown — and a lot of other people you know

Monday evening, the Internet was abuzz with the news that legendary comedian and comic actor Robin Williams was dead, at 63. Beyond that simple astonishing fact was an undercurrent of surprise that Williams had reportedly taken his own life.

Numbers in Frankford offer sobering dose of reality

Frankford officials recently met with financial mind Marty Presley, a resident of the town, concerning their efforts to put a pension plan in place for Town employees.

They are athletes, for sure, but also good sports

Sometimes, it is the smallest gesture that can have the greatest impact.

Letters to the Editor — August 1, 2014

Connor to introduce Code of Ethics if elected

Editor:

This is an update on my research of the Code of Ethics/Conduct in our Counties and Towns in Delaware. In my last letter about Sussex County adopting its own Code of Ethics, I said I was going to investigate Kent County’s Code. When I met with the Kent County personnel director, I was informed that the State had never approved the Kent County Code.

Guest Column: Occupational therapy touches nearly all parts of life

Being a local of the Eastern Shore beaches for my entire life, it is only destiny I return back to my hometown to find a job once I complete a master’s degree program in occupational therapy.

Little League prepares for two World Series events

Though the Pyle Center sees plenty of action throughout the spring and early summer, hosting Little League and other games, the lights are about to get a little brighter in Roxana.

For the second consecutive year, the Pyle Center will play host to both the Senior League and Big League World Series for softball, kicking off on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Get out and enjoy the rest of this summer season

This has seemingly been a summer that everyone has been waiting for — and that is for a variety of reasons.

For starters, almost all of us were daydreaming of summer weather throughout our long, harsh winter. By the time we got hit with another snow storm on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone was just about fed up with the cold stuff and ready to feel sunshine meet faces.

Clayton gets its marker, and brings us all together

Some words are simply synonymous with others, for one reason or another.

Letters to the Editor — July 18, 2014

A good deed gets noticed

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “Jo,” possibly from Ocean View, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Millsboro officials consider the big and small

The Town of Millsboro has been facing a few challenges.

Kickstarter the place to be for sidedish dreams

I’m beginning to finally wrap my mind around the notion that I am becoming old.

Staff Column: Local girl braves Dew Tour concert, has fun, not mugged

When I heard that rock band Cage the Elephant was performing a free concert at the Dew Tour in Ocean City, my coworkers can tell you that I flipped out. I’ve wanted to see them at all costs, and here was a concert at no cost!

Let’s all think safety first this holiday weekend

One of the great traditions this area has to offer is the collection of celebrations that transpire throughout our community to commemorate Independence Day (see page A33 for descriptions). From parades to fireworks, we embrace July 4, and people plan these activities for months.

Will the United States go to war in Iraq once again?

Most Americans have never heard of ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, nor could most Americans identify their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a.k.a. Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarri. This small group has made the news in the last few weeks because of the territory it has seized in Syria and Iraq.

County races appear to be ones to watch this year

With Bill Carroll deciding to drop out of the Republican primary for the Sussex County Council District 4 race, the picture in that election gets much more clear. It will be local political heavyweights Shirley Price and George Cole battling for that seat.

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