The ocean laps over the crest of the beachfront during a beautiful Bethany Beach sunrise on Feb. 25.

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Fire dancer Courtney Clucas entertains guests as they enter the Tour de Fuego event on Friday, Feb. 26, at Lord's Landscaping in Millville. The ticketed event — part of this year's Fire & Ice Festival — featured food and wine stations from Off the Hook restaurant group across a quarter-m…

Days are getting longer, and some days are a little warmer, so we know spring is on the way — finally! For gardeners and everyone, spring is a time of hope and rebirth, of sun warming up the soil and encouraging tiny green shoots out of the ground. You probably have daffodils up already! The…

Let’s face it. Everyone loves a bargain! We often shop the internet, looking for items, comparing prices and searching for bargains. The word “sale” often causes people to quickly make their purchases.

The popular Fire & Ice Festival is a few weeks later than normal this year and will feature some new looks.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control on Feb. 24 reminded visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2021 entrance fees will be in effect starting Monday, March 1, and running through Nov. 30.

Author Ed Ruggero will bring a discussion of his latest novel, “Comes the War” — the second book in the Eddie Harkins Series — to the Lewes area on Thursday, March 4, in an online event from the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books.

True-crime author Alex Tresnioski will bring a discussion of his new thriller “The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP” to the Lewes community on March 1, presented by the Lewes Public Library, Browseabout Books and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justi…

The Forest Landing community near Ocean View has re-directed its pre-COVID social energy away from neighborhood happenings and toward charitable endeavors. The latest of these, a month-long fundraiser dubbed “Forest Landing Has Heart,” wrapped up on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Shaka Shack in Millville will open for the 2021 season on Thursday, March 4, with some additions. Shaka Shack, which was first opened on Sept. 19, 2019, by Clay Reynolds, will see some new items on this season’s menu while keeping favorites.

The Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Presidents Day, as member Karen Parker, chair of the Community Classroom Committee, and her committee gave North Georgetown Elementary School a cut-out of George Washington with fun facts for the stud…

Delmarva Birding Weekends is partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and its harbor-front hotel, the Dogfish INN, to host the 2021 “Lewes Delmarva Dogfish BirdINNg Weekend.” Hundreds of nature enthusiasts will flock to the coast March 5-7 to enjoy a late winter weekend of birds, boats, an…

On March 4-5, Do More 24 Delaware will give Delawareans a chance to make a difference for non-profits during a 24-hour online fundraising event, and Read Aloud Delaware, a statewide children’s literacy program, will be a beneficiary of the event.

Crab pots by the dozen were hauled out of the water, dripping with mud and a few small fishes. The goal? To catch as few crabs as possible.

As Random Acts of Kindness Week continues, local residents are being invited to join South Coastal Library staff for “Kindness Rocks!” — a creative rock-painting activity that ends with hiding the rocks once they’re decorated, to delight unsuspecting finders.

Pro-level athletes are not more motivated than you are.

This heron got knee-deep into... Do herons even have knees?

Community Lutheran Church near Frankford was one of several ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) churches in the area offering drive-through observance of Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season. The ashes were put on observers’ foreheads with long cotton swabs. Eac…

It is not uncommon for the shorter days and colder temperatures to affect us during the winter months. While some people may not notice a difference in their mental health, others may experience a seasonal depression or loss of energy.

International artist Roger Dellar will be teaching intermediate to advanced painters from his Surrey, England, studio in a class titled “People in Pictures,” for the Rehoboth Art League on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

To celebrate Southern Delaware and to keep it top of mind throughout the winter with visitors planning 2021 travel, Southern Delaware Tourism has launched its 5th Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Photo Contest. Both locals and visitors are being invited and encouraged to enter. Entries will …

Autism Delaware has announced that registration is open for the 15th annual Walk for Autism fundraiser, which will take place in Wilmington on Oct. 16 at Bellevue State Park and in Lewes on Oct. 23 at the Cape Henlopen State Park.

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The 2021 Surfin’ Snowman 5K, presented by Miken Builders and produced by Focus Multisports, sold out for the twilight run/walk event on Saturday, Feb. 13, organizers reported this week. Participants, Indian River High School sports volunteers, parks staff and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Com…

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force this week announced its 2021 Warbird Showcase Tour in the Mid-Atlantic region with an additional vintage bomber and warbird flight adventures available in four different aircraft with more flight options.

The first snowy days of 2021 offered some beautiful sights, with Coastal Point photographer Tyler Valliant out and about in Bethany Beach, and Coastal Point Publisher Susan Lyons reveling in her natural habitats: her garden and the space behind her camera lens.

Sit. Stay! Did you know 53 percent of Americans own dogs and 35 percent of Americans own cats? And cat owners keep an average of two cats each.

It might make for some chilly toes, but the water still looks inviting.

Crisp winter skies are the only visible indication of the chill in the air on a sunny day at the beach.

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Lewes History Museum will open its doors to a unique exhibition, combining art and African American history. “Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers” is an opportunity for the public to glimpse the lives of men who served in the 25th Regiment Company G, …