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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.
Barefoot Gardeners thankful for support
The Barefoot Gardeners Club of the Fenwick Island Communities had their first Small Standard Flower Show on Aug. 17. Its huge success was mainly due to the garden club members devoting many volunteer hours to be sure that every part of the show was perfect.
The community will be losing a familiar face soon, following the resignation of Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Subity.
Subity submitted her letter of resignation on Monday, and cited personal reasons for her decision — most notably her desire to be able to spend more time with her young family than her responsibilities with the Chamber were allowing.
I’ve learned quite a bit from our own Bob Bertram over the years. His many years of graphic arts design, combined with his many years of basically studying human behavior, equates to, well, many years.
Reader believes Pires has right experience
In reference to a previous letter in a local paper (“Alex Pires not ready for senate seat”), the writer from Milton commented that candidate Pires questioned Sen. Carper’s character and health, then said that he wants to make the race solely about the senator’s health.
If you didn’t notice already, there is a black box commemorating the death of Jeffrey Seyfert on the flag of our front page this week.
This is the week that we affectionately call “The Blur” around the office.
Bethany resident offers suggestion to town
Bethany citizens are raising questions about what manner of park is being planned and developed for the Church-Neff property and how recent activities on the property fit into that plan.
We have a lot to be proud of in this community — especially in terms of having so much to showcase for visitors when they come to the beach every summer.
There are defining moments in life that can forever change one’s outlook on the world — or, at the least, one aspect of that person’s world.
Banks family grateful for support
The Banks family would like to thank the entire Sussex County community for their immense support and outreach over the past couple of weeks after the passing of Russell Banks. We were amazed at the number of people that attended Russell’s memorial services at Melson’s Funeral Home in Ocean View.
Beebe Medical Center CEO Jeffrey Fried and Beebe Director of External Affairs Alex Sydnor spoke to Sussex County Council members this week about Beebe’s plans to expand services in Georgetown and Millsboro.
I’ve read somewhere before that people tend to change their friends every seven years. I’m not trying to steal that little nugget and claim it as my own, I just can’t remember if it was from a scientific research study, an essay by a noted behaviorist or something offered by Eric Cartman on “South Park.” Rest assured, it came from a very reputable source.
Bodenweiser gets support from Beatty
I am writing to explain why I support Republican primary candidate Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser for the state senate in the 19th District, (Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck).
For those of you who desire more transparency in government, particularly locally, two seperate decisions in the past week are making that much more possible.
There are certain things Americans take very seriously.