Selbyville Friends thankful for support
On behalf of the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library, we would like to thank those who attended and supported our first Author Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24. The evening was a great success thanks to our speaker, Richard Carter from the Delaware Heritage Commission, and a fabulous dinner catered by Sedona restaurant.
When word came down earlier this week that the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary would be officially closing on Dec. 1, there were a few cautious comments about this not being the first time over the past several months we have heard this. However, after talking to the organization’s president, we are convinced this is truly the end of the Safe Haven effort.
A few weeks ago I was going to type out a column on this being the greatest time of the year for sports fans — college and professional football in full swing, the baseball playoffs underway, hockey back on the ice and the NBA getting ready to tip off, etc.
Visitors and locals alike have complained about traffic congestion and potentially dangerous conditions on Route 26 for years, particularly as the area’s summer and year-round populations have continued to increase. Now, we’re on the horizon of a project that could help alleviate some of those problems, but it brings with it some issues of its own.
I had a pretty clever column planned out this week, on the smorgasbord of sports entertainment available to us fanatics this time of year, but I was greeted with news Wednesday morning that kind of threw things into disarray for me.
Reader not a major fan of Bike Week
Tom Geibs’ letter “Visitor wants area to be more user-friendly” on Oct. 4 evokes my response:
Beebe thankful for support with event
The 2012 Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Children’s Fun Fest, held at Winswept Stables, was a fantastic and special event for everyone who attended this enjoyable “day at the farm.”
Children do have a tendency to wander, don’t they?
Spring and fall are affectionately referred to as “the shoulder seasons” around here.
Reader chimes in on ACA and shutdown
Like many Americans recently, my heart has been torn a bit over recent events. You find yourself eventually getting to a point of frustration, anger, resentment, sadness and despair, all wrapped up in one fleshy ball of humanity. Where do we turn? Who do we look to for help? Are there any options?
When we received a call to the office Tuesday morning that the Delaware State Police’s Homicide Unit was outside the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, our first thoughts were that there was either a training exercise going on, or police were giving a demonstration to the students.
Bennett shares his letter on Blue Route
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Delaware Department of Transportation, copied to Gov. Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, state Sen. Gerald Hocker and state Reps. John Atkins and Ron Gray, and sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
Democrats and Republicans often disagree about how to reform Medicare and Medicaid. But working to prevent bad actors from using these programs to fleece our nation’s most vulnerable citizens is a no-brainer.
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.