There’s always something about the Halloween season that has appealed to me.
Sometimes in life, those things many of us too often take for granted are the things that can have the most impact.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary thankful for help
With a firm grip on my bowl of ice cream, and my other hand deftly navigating my television with my trusted remote control, I found myself stopping my channel-surfing a few nights ago to catch a commercial for a new movie centered on race cars.
Cooter is coming to Millsboro.
Actually, Ben Jones, the former U.S. congressman who played Cooter in the “Dukes of Hazzard,” will be coming along with the famed “General Lee” car to the inaugural Millsboro Country Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Bennett urges public to fight Route 113 bypass
Following an in-depth, thoroughly researched chronology of the Route 113 bypass issue by Laura Walter, many of you are asking, “What do we do next?” You need to take the following steps as soon as possible:
It all really started last Thursday night ...
It’s one of those generational questions.
“Where were you when the towers were hit?”
It’s up there with asking somebody to remember what they were doing when Pearl Harbor was attacked, John F. Kennedy was assassinated or man walked on the moon. It’s a question with no wrong or right answer, and often makes the most gregarious of personalities turn somber.
I get some slightly odd addictions from time to time.
There is so much to love about this community.
Healy, Dorfman, Peterson get support
Elections in Bethany Beach Sept. 7 signal a re-examination of town council’s accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses. New candidates have come forward, and it’s always good to have new energy in small-town volunteer leadership.
At one point, Labor Day weekend marked the end of the busy season for our little oasis by the sea.
I love the English language.
Peterson gets the nod from reader
On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, the voters of Bethany Beach will have a unique opportunity to elect an exceptionally qualified “new” council member — Chuck Peterson. I strongly endorse him.
Years ago, when my head was a little more full of hair and my belly a little less full of belly, I was a police reporter. We called it the “cops and courts” beat, and one of the most rewarding parts of the job was following a case from the time the police were looking for a suspect all the way through to a conviction or acquital.
As the numbers came in last week on the non-binding referendum in Bethany Beach regarding a commercial lodging zone in the town, and the Bethany Beach Town Council later adopted those ordinances by a 6-1 margin, attention in Bethany is now being focused on the upcoming council election.
Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many
When February rolls around this winter, and the coats are getting heavier and the days a little shorter, our little beach paper will be celebrating its 10th birthday.
When the Town of Bethany Beach decided to issue a non-binding referendum regarding a proposal to rezone the property that the Bethany Arms Motel now sits on, and an adjacent property, to Commercial Lodging (CL-1), there were some raised eyebrows from some.
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Those are some of those “unalienable” rights promised in this nation’s Declaration of Independence. At some point in there, we argue, they should have included, “The ability to have clean drinking water.”
We are a nation that is consistently looking around corners with craned necks to see where the next potential danger might lurk.
If the 1990s was considered the “Age of Technology” and the dawn of this century was dubbed the “Information Age,” we are officially putting our stamp on this decade being dubbed “The Age of Misinformation.”
Those of you unfortunate enough to know me very well understand that I have a few, let’s say, “quirks.”
Bethany Arms neighbor prefers houses to hotel
I urge all Bethany Beach residents to oppose changing the zoning of properties south side of Hollywood Street from currently R-1 Residential to C-1 or CL-1 Commercial.
Stop us if you have heard this one before.
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is set to close. Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is staying open.
The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing last week for a conditional-use application for Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, a proposed project to be located in an agricultural residential district in Dagsboro.
So, I’ve been spending a lot of time with myself over the last month with this broken foot tying me to my couch.
Burbage discusses his love for Bethany
Life is good in Bethany Beach. We all know Bethany as one of the “Quiet Resorts.” One reason for this is the fact that a very high percentage of families visit us during the summer season.
High schools across the nation have long had programs in place that offered gifted students the opportunity to take college-level courses off-site to both challenge those students with more difficult work, and prepare them for what will be waiting for them when they move on to college.
There’s something extraordinary about sitting outside on a sunny day with a hot dog in hand while the crack of a bat hitting a baseball or softball fills the air.