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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

While winter may be known for its monochrome tones, golden sunlight and the local vegetation offer a warm spot of color on a cold day.

While winter may be known for its monochrome tones, golden sunlight and the local vegetation offer a warm spot of color on a cold day.

Coastal Point 2021 calendars are still available for purchase, for $5 (with $1 of every purchase going to charity), at the Coastal Point office in Ocean View and at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany. Pick up your calendar now to make the most of a brand new year!

A fading sunset highlights the Christmas display at Frankford Town Park, 2020

With the dredge and pipes in place, beach nourishment continues in December 2020 at Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach's boardwalk Christmas tree provides opportunity for reflection.

Kathy Hartsock was the big winner in our drawing for a Bethany Blues gift card, from amongst all the many readers who filled out our recent reader survey. We thank everyone who participated in helping us make the Coastal Point the best it can be.

The Indian River High School boys' soccer team celebrates their Division II state championship on Dec. 12.

The sunset recently colored the horizon with shades of plum and clementine. Not only does it look beautiful — it sounds delicious! (Anyone for a plum pudding or a sweet citrus fruit in that stocking?)

Technical Director Shaun Lambert's sunset photos are making our editor hungry this week, with all these festive and fruity colors and sun-cast sweet shades.

From left, Roxana Fire Chief Andrew Johnson accepts a donation Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island Director of Community Relations Wendy Papuchis, Executive Director Eileen Bennett and Escapades Producer Heather Cronin. Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island raised more than $700 through a rece…

Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing history. After nearly 17 years of working for this newspaper, our editor got his first front-page photo after he stumbled his way into this cellphone shot of the moon over the Coastal Point office early on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

The quiet resort area was blessed with a 22-degree moon halo on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. The optical phenomenon is created by hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere that refract light, causing a halo-like effect around the moon.

Morse Home Improvement, Roofing & Siding LLC donated the supplies, labor and debris removal for the new roof on the Dagsboro Town Hall building. Mayor Baull presented Tomie and Tom with a plaque in appreciation of their generous donation and their ongoing community support for both the T…

Volunteers gather at Mountaire Farms' warehouse on Nov. 19-20 to pack up Thanksgiving meals for those in need. This year's packing event was divided up over four shifts, to reduce the number of volunteers working at any one time. Social distancing, hand sanitizing and mask-wearing were the r…

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company combined with High Tide Church to raise food for those in need in the community. Kudos to both these organizations!

A shorebird runs along the water’s edge, in search of its next meal.

Members of VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View observe Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with a ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.

This little guy (Squirrel!) has taken up a new artistic endeavor, carving his jack-o-lanterns from the inside. (If anyone has a calendar that comes in bilingual ‘Squirrel’-to-English, let us know, so we can tell him he’s supposed to be making pumpkin pies now, not jack-o-lanterns.)

Beloved children’s book character ‘Llama, Llama’ (and his mama) are ready to greet customers at Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes. Late author Ann Dewdney’s popular character is featured on Read Aloud Delaware’s 2020 Christmas tree there. Patrons are being invited to stop by to see the tree …

Sometimes — like this specific time at Holts Landing State Park — it is fine to just reflect on, well, reflections.

Point freelancer Christina Weaver captures a recent glorious morning vista over the water and links at Bayside.

Who can resist dressing up for Halloween? Savannahs Landing celebrated Halloween 2020 with a neighborhood costume parade on Saturday afternoon.

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These family diets are getting out of hand! Actually, this skeleton crew was discovered on Church Street in Selbyville recently, and it tickled our — wait for it — funny bones. We’ll see ourselves out.

There's a chill in the air and sunshine on the pumpkins, so it must be time for sunflowers, scarecrows, straw bales, bright orange gourds, colorful mums, crackling corn and Squirrel!

And the award for Bethany Beach Social Distancer of the Year goes to... well, this character.

It’s not all boardwalk fries and sandcastles in this community — there’s plenty of hard work to go around.

The Ball 4 All Foundation recently held its Whimsical Woods fundraiser at Lord’s Landscaping in Millville. After the foundation, which supports local youth sports, had to cancel its usual fundraising activities due to the pandemic, Amy Hughes approached the group with the idea for a family-f…

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce once again hosted its popular Ocean to Bay Bike Tour on Oct. 16-17. More than 1,000 cyclists showed up to the sold-out event and enjoyed the community’s scenic wonders in autumn of 2020.

The Rehoboth Bay at Towers Road saw itself as the object of many a kiteboarder’s eye recently.

From left, Epworth United Methodist Church volunteers Kathy Hughes and Dotti Outland, and Seaside Jewish Community—Rehoboth Beach volunteers Ellie Flanzraich and Emily Eider deliver donated goods to the Epworth UMC Food Pantry. Seaside held “Help from the Heart,” a collection drive during Pe…

Arts in the Garden drew nature lovers and art lovers alike to the Inland Bays Garden Center near Ocean View, on Oct. 10, with an outdoor venue filled with works in paint, glass, metal and more.

A steel frame marks the footprint of the former Blackwater Presbyterian Church, built in 1763. The church had been in deteriorating condition for years, and after efforts to repair the church faltered due to termite damage, the caretakers of the building took it down in 2018, preserving some…

There are few sights more beautiful than a sunrise over the beach and boardwalk.

Artist George Zaiser works on a sand sculpture at The Millville Boardwalk earlier this week.

The Bethany Beach Cars & Coffee group meets up every other week at Grotto Pizza in Bethany Beach for coffee and to show off their sweet wheels.

Beachgoers take advantage of beautiful weather over the Labor Day holiday, enjoying the beach in Bethany Beach. While masks are required in downtown Bethany and parking restrictions remain in place for much of the day, that generally hasn't kept people from enjoying the shore, the boardwalk …

Summer is nearing its end, but Bethany Beach continues to be beautifully in bloom.

Envision Frankford re-envisioned its Movies in the Park series this year, to be a Drive-in Movie Night, held on Friday, Aug. 21, across from the Frankford Town Park. The free event saw dozens of families in vehicles loaded with children and snacks for the screening of ‘Trolls World Tour’ on …

Sue Claire Harper, a member of the Sussex County League of Women Voters and a board member of the State League, flies the 19 Amendment flag in honor of the 100th anniversary of passage of the amendment. She holds a can of Centennial Suds, the special-edition Dogfish Head beer brewed for the …

A family enjoyes some fun in the waves in Bethany Beach, where beachgoers have been enjoying refreshing water temperatures as a relief from the summer heat.

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Legendary Ocean City band Tranzfusion gets the spotlight at the Freeman Stage on July 25, treating the socially-distanced audience to classic rock sounds including Led Zeppelin's 'Ramble On' as part of the Freeman Stage's locally-focused 2020 summer season. Pictured, from left, are Tranzfusi…

Set against a bright blue summer sky, the U.S., POWMIA, Town of Bethany Beach, Delaware state and Sussex County flags fly in the breeze this week, overlooking the Bethany Beach boardwalk.

Colors abound over the ocean in front of the Addy Sea in Bethany Beach at dusk on July 10.

Lower Case Blues performs at the Freeman Stage on Thursday, July 9, in the venue's first show of the modified 2020 season, which focuses on social distancing and features seating in 'pods' of four tickets.