Bystanders and 'mourners' like take part in bidding a fond farewell to 'Summer,' personified in a blonde-haired mannequin, in the mock funeral that marks the end of the summer season in Bethany Beach. The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral also features music from three combined Dixieland jazz bands…

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

Now that the 'second season' is officially here, even the local avian population is taking advantage of a quieter time of year to have a nice walk on the beach.

Welcome to our coastal oasis, and we wish everybody a terrific Labor Day weekend. As you can tell from last year, it’s probably a good idea to hit the beach early this weekend!

Kathy Hessler caught a little something 'extra' crabby when pulling this crustacean out of the back bay in Fenwick Island this week. We're not sure whether crabs will eventually develop opposable thumbs, but a couple extra claws is a little worrisome already. (This phenomenon can reportedly …

A puddle of water from recent rains offers a unique perspective on the cloud-dotted blue sky above the dunes.

A storm front moves over the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 22.

So, if you’re on the beach and see these clouds rolling in... take a photo and send it our way. We were going to say something about seeking safety, but, really, we’d just appreciate the photo, thank you.

No matter where you are in the area, the potential for a glorious sunset or sunrise is always there. Here, it's the view from Burton Island.

A kayaker paddles through the water surrounding Burton Island at sunset, amidst a riot of color in the sky.

The audience dances to the sounds of classic rock band Tranzfusion at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery on Aug. 8.

The calm waters around Burton Island frame a glorious sunset.

Classic rock band Tranzfusion entertains a sold-out crowd at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery near Frankford on Aug. 8.

Our latest entry in the unofficial ‘Our Community is Cooler Than Your Community’ contest (which we just made up).

Alison Webb, certified by the American Institute of Floral Designers and an employee at Inland Bays Garden Center, was building an ocean out of flowers this week, creating a floral display that represents the sea.

This week, after the playing of the Olympics theme that softly spread across Fairway Village, Olympic torch carrier Mike Smith entered the arena, followed by Fairway Village resident Rob Gill, who — representing VFW 7234 — smartly presented the flag. The parade of the resident states followe…

Pretty much every parent is tempted at some point to just sit on their kid. We hear you, mama bird!

Revelers unite under a nightscape of fireworks and patriotic pageantry as the Town of Bethany Beach celebrated Independence Day on Monday, July 5.

The McNulty family celebrated the Fourth of July on the beach at Parkwood Street in Bethany Beach. ‘It was a gorgeous day, and we were so grateful to be able to get together and show off our patriotism,’ said Ginger McNulty.

The Frankford Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading program on Friday, June 18.

World War II veteran Bill Cobb recently celebrated his 95th birthday with family and friends.

Bethany Beach Patrol Capt. Joe Donnelly (fourth from right, wearing sunglasses) talks with his troops before they embark on their morning workout on the beach by Stand No. 8. Donnelly and his lieutenants have a strong group of guards again this year who will be watching the beachgoers from n…

The Indian River High School Class of 2021 marks the end of two unusual school years, and the end of their time in high school, during graduation ceremonies on June 2.

Who wouldn't love a backyard view like this? Becky D'Amico spotted this great blue heron in her back yard near the Indian River Inlet on Memorial Day.

More than $12,000 was raised for Southern Sussex Rotary’s seventh annual Flags for Heroes, the culmination of months of fundraising leading up to Memorial Day. In all, 133 locally sponsored heroes were named by state Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) and Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis during th…

President Joe Biden was among the speakers at the Memorial Day ceremony held in Dover on May 31. Speakers at the event honored those who have lost their lives while defending the nation, as well as their sacrifice and that of their families, including the nation’s Gold Star families.

A churning Atlantic is watched over by a lifeguard near Cedarwood Lane in Bethany Beach during a storm on May 29.

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The Flags for Heroes project of local Rotary Clubs has flags flying in front of Lord Baltimore Elementary School for Memorial Day weekend. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Flags for Heroes event will now take place on Monday, May 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

The Southern Delaware School of the Arts presented a dance and theater showcase titled 'Dreams & Nightmares,' themed around unconscious adventures. Against a wildly painted set that seemed to change colors, students put their all into their final performances of a very challenging year. …

Marie McIntosh of Frankford rappels 17 stories down the side of the 300 Delaware Ave. building in Wilmington to support Special Olympics Delaware. In all, 66 ‘Edgers’ participated in the 10th annual Over the Edge event, which is sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle Fire Servic…

The Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek hosted a special free-admission day on Mother's Day, May 9, for those donating food items to the Food Bank of Delaware.


After one of the most challenging years many of us can recall, the 2021 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award was given to an entire department: the entire staff of the Sussex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), who respond to some of the very worst medical emergencies. Pictured here are, from …

On a beautiful, clear evening, on Saturday, May 1, Indian River High School's prom got off to a sparkling start with students lining up on the school track for the Grand March. Here are some photos of the students dressed up in their prom-going finest.

River Soccer Club's spring season is under way, offering the chance for players of all ages to get back out onto the pitch.

Wind-blown dust and pollen helped to create this fiery sunset Saturday evening near Frankford.

The Lower Sussex Little League facility in Roxana is filled with action again, and this week sees some enthusiastic tee-ballers take to the diamond.

Norman Justice of Ocean View was treated to a drive-through 99th birthday celebration at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 17. He sat bundled up against the chilly afternoon air while dozens of vehicles drove around the parking lot, many bearing signs, cards and goo…

The Delaware Botanic Gardens held its fundraiser ‘Frolic in the Folly’ on Friday, April 16. The affair featured drinks, snacks, live music, artists and conversation in the beautiful landscape that is the Delaware Botanic Gardens.

Kelley Coffiey snapped this image of Bethany Beach's signature 'Chief Little Owl' sculpture clothed in the mist of an east wind blowing in off the ocean on March 28.

Bethany Blues of Lewes and Bethany Beach held a dine-and-donate event in March to raise funds for Beebe Healthcare’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The event was promoted by the host organization and iHeart Media Delmarva. The evening raised $2,478 for Beebe Healthcare’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. ‘We are…

'I have tried in my way to be free...'

Spring has sprung, and the peach trees are in bloom, preparing for a bumper crop of one of Delaware's most noted agricultural products.

An osprey dives from a tree, looking for dinner on a recent clear evening near Vines Creek Road.

Jvonne Oliver was named Police Chief for the Day on Thursday, April 8, by Frankford Police Department Chief Laurence Corrigan. During a brief presentation at Frankford Town Hall, Corrigan lauded Oliver for her support of the town and its police department. ‘I’m a pretty lucky guy,’ Corrigan …

The Delmarva Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, performs for the Ocean Pines Garden Club's Arbor Day 'Celebration of Life' event on Thursday, April 8. The group donated their performance for the event, during which a Yoshino cherry tree was planted in memory of friends and neighbor…

About 300 people attended the Egg Scramble held Saturday, April 3, 2021, in the Frankford Community Park. Even though attendance was “down a bit from previous years,” Robbie Murray of event organizer Envision Frankford said he was happy with the way the event went.