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The Historic Lewes Farmers Market announced on Friday, May 15, that it will open May 30 at 8 a.m. at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes. Helaine Harris, president of the market, stated, “Safety is the top priority of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. We need a little more time to get additiona…

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

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The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View will host a Drive-Thru Cookout from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, featuring live music by Frankie Moran. The cookout meal costs $15 per person and includes a hotdog or hamburger, bag of chips, macaroni or potato salad, a cookie for dessert, and bee…

Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) organizers this week responded positively to the news that Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse on May 11 announced that farmers’ markets in Delaware can open with stringent safety protocols in place beginning May 15.

The YMCA of Delaware continues distributing food at multiple locations across the state and serving as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. For more information, visit www.ymcade.org/food-distribution/.

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With the assistance of the Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition, a group of market managers from across the state, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is issuing protocols to help farmers’ markets safely begin opening starting May 15, officials announced on Monday, May 11.

The YMCA of Delaware will be distributing food at multiple locations across the state and will serve as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. For more information, visit www.ymcade.org/food-distribution/.

On Nov. 15, when life was normal, Bennett Orchards put a post on their Facebook page indicating they were considering co-hosting, with Magee Farms, a food canning and jarring workshop. “Who would be interested?” they asked.

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For Bethany Blues, the coronavirus pandemic has meant closing their doors to sit-down customers but opening up delivery to service a 5-mile radius around both the Lewes and Bethany Beach locations.

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After Gov. John Carney’s ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars, which went into effect earlier this week, area businesses are navigating the “new normal” in an effort to continue to serve their customers while keeping the customers and their employees safe.

Em-ings BBQ, a familiar site at the corner of Routes 113 and 610 in Bishopville, Md., just outside of Selbyville, has closed. The business, which provided its signature barbecued dishes and sides to area gatherings for decades, posted a notice in January on its Facebook page that it would be…

The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction featuring a variety of prizes and gift…

Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany, was recently named Best Server, Sussex County, in Coastal Style magazine's annual reader poll.

With the Delmarva Peninsula bursting into bloom, it's time to start thinking about the fresh produce local farmers will be selling.

One could argue that Bryan Muzik has been in the restaurant business since he could walk, having “joined” the staff of DiFebo's when his mom became the restaurant's accountant.

Brimming Horn Meadery's Jon Talkington returned home from the Mazer Cup International competition last weekend with a silver medal in hand. Their Freya's Kiss mead won Talkington and Milton-based Brimming Horn their first commercial medal in the Traditional-Semi category.

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Marie shares some of her favorite holiday recipes, including this 1 2 3 Blackberry Sherbet, which she found in the June/July 2009 issue of Taste of Home magazine.The holidays are upon us, and guests will be coming and going. It's always nice to have…

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Chef Robbie Bedell shares some of the recipes that make the Jetty Deli & Coffee Shop a favorite of Marie's Kitchen writer Marie Cook.Chef Robbie Bedell would like to dedicate this column to his dear friend, Kenneth Coolidge, who pass…

We all say it: You have to take the good with the bad. That's what life is all about — a balancing act between good times and bad. That's actually how today's column fell into my lap. The bad news is that I needed another surgery — left partial-knee. So, yet again, I was on the table at Tide…

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook : Tony Packo's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Packo's Tomato-Onion Sauce and Cheddar-Black Pepper Biscuits are on the menu for Marie Cook as she features cool-weather comfort foods in this special installment of Marie's Kitchen.Back in February, wh…

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron's career since I first highlighted him in June 2009. He is still a chef, but now he's chef/owne…

Before I introduce you to my new friend, dioramic artist Debbie Martucci, I must share with you why this week's “Marie's Kitchen” will be my final regularly scheduled column. After more than seven years of bi-weekly deadlines, I realized that the two books I'm writing will never come to frui…

As I complete this column, it is Dec. 7. I just returned from visiting Pepe Sandoval, to take a photo as he baked dozens of Eggnog Muffins for holiday gift-giving. He generously gave me six muffins to bring home. And then there were five! Then Jim arrived home, and then there were four! Yum-yum!

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Mary Bayliss with her ‘sous chef' Sassy Jane. In the background is one of Bayliss' favorite treasures, a stained-glass Celtic knot.Mary Bayliss loves to cook and she loves to share. She is one of those downright good cooks that neighbors love; they …

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Arline Simpson, is a Wednesday volunteer in the medical oncology infusion room at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes. Here Simpson is in her kitchen at her home in Lewes.Every Wednesday, Arline Simpson dons her green volunteer vest, decorated with a…

I received a lovely note from a reader in Lewes who has been trying to get the recipe for Outback Steakhouse's Tangy Tomato Dressing. They wouldn't give her the recipe. That's not nice, is it? But it's also very common, because large chain restaurants need consistency to keep us coming back.…

Dana Kylen has been my massage/Reiki therapist for more than three years. She is a certified massage therapist, Reiki master teacher, raindrop technique practitioner, and clairvoyant spiritual guide. Her additional massage certifications include: Swedish/relaxation, hot stone, pregnancy, sen…

I'm often asked where I meet all the people I highlight in this column. I just shrug and laugh and say that the universe brings them to me — like my new friend Kay Gatton.

For quite some time, I've watched renovations in preparation for the opening of The Boardroom Restaurant — a new lunch and dinner venue in Bethany Beach west of Route 1 in the shopping center between Wawa and Valero. When I received a call from my dear friend, Loretta Conti Montone (who was …

Janet Charlsen has been working at Studio 26 Salon & Spa since the doors first opened in September 2008. The spa, owned by Mark and Terry King, is located at 6 Town Road in Ocean View. I pass their doors every morning when I drive Town Road to get to World Gym.