This, ladies and gentlemen, is what sports is all about.
Now that we’ve had a little time to register exactly what happened to the area last week during Hurricane Sandy, we can make a little bit more of an informed opinion.
I write this column with the sincere hope that I don’t have to look at Karl Rove or James Carville again for another four years.
So, Hurricane Sandy came, and Hurricane Sandy went.
There’s little doubt that Tuesday, Nov. 6, will be a day of note across this nation. Emotions have been high on the Presidential race, obviously, as well as all the other national seats up for grabs. In Delaware, there is a struggle between the parties for political control, and locally, well, we all know how contested the races have been locally.
We’ve all seen someone who does it. Many of us know someone who does it. And at least some of us are the people who do it. Aggressive driving. It’s a term that hasn’t been in the common vernacular that long, even if the behaviors it encompasses have been around as long as automobiles, and maybe longer.
IRHS Alumni ask for support
Are you one of those people who just love to get into arguments with your friends and neighbors? Want to know how to get one started in this area pretty quickly?
Mention the proposed Castaways Bethany project. That should do it for you.
I was always a sucker for the hero growing up.
Hocker is the man
Hocker is the man for the job
Recently, I have been reading many letters to the editor about Senate District 20 Candidate Rick Eakle. I know Rick Eakle. He is a neighbor of mine and has many talents, but Rick Eakle is no Gerald Hocker.
Those who pay attention to prison numbers know that recidivism rates are high — the state’s Department of Correction, in fact, has a recidivism rate of 21 percent.
As I was watching the first presidential debate last week, there were more thoughts running through my muddled mind than I could ever document.
The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company lost one of its own last week, when 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend was killed in a single-car accident while responding to a brush fire.
As I sat down to write this column Wednesday morning, the Baltimore Orioles had already clinched a playoff spot, and were one game behind the New York Yankees in the American League East with one game to play.
Reader offers praise
Readers offer praise for for Clear Space
I am one of the many people who have left the Big City to enjoy beach life (“bloom where you are planted!”). I frequented theater in D.C. and NYC with my husband, Ray, and we miss this stimulation. Luckily, there is an excellent substitute right here at the beach!
This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. And, despite the passing of the summer season, it’s also one of the most hectic I have every year, though in a good way.
There are two points we have consistently hit on in this space over the years — voting in local and national elections is important if you care about how things are being run, and this community consistently rises to the top to help out a neighbor. We’re going to touch on both of those thoughts this week.
Not to alarm anybody unnecessarily, but ...
Atkins offers his side on prison story
I have to admit, I’m a little surprised over the uproar over a visit my then 10-year-old son and I took to Sussex Correctional Institution last year. But, at the same time, I now have to explain what happened so the full story is out there.
This weekend will see the unveiling of the first Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlan, and its presence in the community should not be ignored.
I stepped into enemy territory the other day.
Reader encourages even more public input
We were in Delaware this weekend, and I heard from several people that the Planning & Zoning public hearing this past Thursday was overwhelming in support of the residents.
For those who love celebrating the freedoms of democracy in this nation, there were plenty examples of it in action over the past week.
We have been labeled as living in the “Age of Information.” A huge component of that moniker, obviously, has been our access to the Internet. We can conduct business, send and receive messages, shop for merchandise or music, research topics of interest and watch monkeys in tiny little cowboy hats riding dogs.
Kiwanis leadership programs start new year
The 2012-2013 school year got off to a rough start for many local students. The first day of school was followed by a memorial service for a would-be senior girl who passed away a few days before school began, and many of them attended the service that evening.
By the time this week’s Coastal Point hits the streets, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will have already played the first game of the new season for the National Football League. And, by the time this week’s Coastal Point hits the streets, I will already be happy or miserable with the start of the new season.
There are always plenty of things to do in our community, particularly in the summer season.
“Labor Day weekend.”
Those three little words carry more weight around here than they do in most parts of this great nation.They signify the end of summer vacation for local students, the winding-down of the busy season for many local businesses and the unofficial marker of when we slide into “the second season” — the most wonderful time of all.