There has been a little change in the air.
We work very hard at this paper to maintain a sense of neutrality, both in the stories we write, and with our interactions with local public officials. By maintaining a certain degree of distance between our reporters and the subjects they cover, we elevate our probability of being able to write fair and balanced articles.
Emergency responders were the star of the show last Friday, as the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards. This has always been my favorite event of the year, not only because I get fed, but because it’s truly inspiring to sit in that room and be told of the thankless sacrifices and heroic exploits of the people in our community who stand tall when the rest of us are looking for somebody to do exactly that.
Whether an on-the-go snack or a side dish, nuts are a great way to eat healthy and stay satisfied.
Some nut information:
• Nuts are delicious and satisfying. Aim to eat a small handful each day (about a quarter cup).
• Choosing nuts without added salt or sugar is healthiest. Try sprinkling a few on your salads!
It’s astonishing how much Facebook has changed since 2004. From a self-declared “online directory” to a mobile-first network, the social media giant continues to grow. I wonder if the boys who started it in a Harvard dorm ever dreamed they would one day reach more than a billion users.
Local businesspeople are making news this week.
The owners of the Cottage Café offered a sneak peak of their latest venture to nearby residents, who in about a year’s time may have a choice of two Poffenberger/Neville-owned restaurants on Route 1 south of Bethany Beach that they can patronize.
I raise the white flag.
I am officially surrendering to the almighty powers of a winter that has chilled my bones and caused more than its fair share of mayhem to our deadlines. You have defeated me with your snow and arctic blasts of wind, Mr. Winter, caused my dogs to budget their relief times a bit more strictly and generally made life a little less enjoyable this year.
Church offers help to those in need
Judging and condemning those who are different from us is nothing new, particularly when we believe that those “different ones” are somehow inferior, or weaker than we are, or a threat to our own convictions or lifestyle.
Every once in a while, I get the urge to write a column. Actually, it happens more than you would think, but rarely do I follow through with it. There is always a good reason… not enough time, too many interruptions and let’s not forget the main one: I am not a writer and have never claimed to be one.
One of the true gems we take for granted in this country is the public library.
I was asked last weekend if I was going to write my obligatory “I hate Valentine’s Day” column this week. Naturally, that got the rusty wheels turning in my head.
This issue marks the 10-year anniversary of the first edition of the Coastal Point, and nostalgia has been all the rage around our office for the past few weeks.
Reader disputes higher minimum wage impact
There appears to be a wide disparity of income in the U.S. today. Instead of investigating why it exists or why it is widening, our leaders want to use the “minimum wage” to correct this disparity.
“Look, kids,” my father would say to a car full of weary travelers. “It’s the totem pole.”
Reader responds to poverty situation
Very few people in our country become poor. Most of our poor are born into poverty. I don’t believe younger children think much about whether they are poor. Only when kids get to school do they realize their situation may not be as good as their fellow students.
New Dagsboro Town Councilman Brian Baull is not taking long to put his stamp on the Town.
I’ve come to the stark realization that there are two things that find me, no matter where I happen to be in life, or what I happen to be doing at any given moment.
The month of January was a busy one for the Indian River High School music program, as auditions for both County Band and All-State Band were held.
Congratulations to the following students on their selection to All State Band: B.J. Baull, Michaiah Hook, Ryan Staib and Jewel Tomlinson.
When news broke last week that the principal and assistant principal at Lord Baltimore Elementary School had been put on administrative leave, one could safely say that people in our community were paying attention.
For those of us who truly love playing poker, April 15, 2011, was a very dark day.
Elling gives take on origin of the IRSD
A Delaware law of 1881 created the Incorporated Body: The “Indian River School Districts for a Certain Class of Colored Persons.” The information is taken from the book “Delaware’s Forgotten Folk, the Story of the Moors and Nanticoke,” by C.A Weslanger.
If there’s one not-so-secret secret that’s a bit of a negative for life in Fenwick Island, it is parking.
Or, to be more precise, a lack of parking.
Have you ever really wanted something bad for somebody else, even if, on the surface, it doesn’t look like that big of a deal in the first place?
Robert Gates has criticized Vice President Joe Biden in his recent book, “Duty,” saying that Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades” and that he “has poisoned the well” against the military leadership.
At the top of most everyone’s resolution list is eating healthier in the new year. Part of being healthy is understanding sugar.
The average American eats about 150 pounds of sugar each year, which equals 30 5-pound bags of sugar.
There are 15 calories in one teaspoon of sugar (or one packet).
On average, we consume 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, which equals 330 calories.
We have an ongoing conversation in our office that one of the benefits of our line of work is that we get to see a finished product each and every week. Unlike many jobs, we have something tangible to look at — to see how we did, and what we need to work on to do better for our readers and advertisers.
Welcome, everybody, to 2014!
And put on a hat. And some gloves. And a scarf. And maybe drape a woolly mammoth or something over your shoulders.