Arts & Entertainment

Freezers ready for third year

Not expecting a large turnout in the inaugural year of the Fenwick Freeze on New Year’s Day, 2005, Fenwick Island Resident JoEllen Cain ironed designs onto only about 40 T-shirts to hand to the event’s participants.

Here they come a-wassailing …

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of Southeastern Delaware brought bright holiday wishes with a choral performance at the Sussex County Senior Services CHEER Center on Friday, Dec. 15.

'Gourd' tidings she brings

For Dagsboro artist Barbara Burns, decorating for the holidays is nothing new, with a love for painting and crafts that began as far back as she can remember. This past season, though, she tried her hand at what may be one of her most successful craft projects yet.

Town tradition

Santa Claus is coming to town. In fact — in one of likely many trips this holiday season — he is coming to Selbyville, along with marching bands, commercial floats, antique cars and fire trucks for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade.

Howell and Lowercase Blues capitalize on Delaware nightlife

For local musician Aaron D. Howell and power trio Lowercase Blues, music has always been a first true love. From Motown and blues to classic rock tunes, these Delawareans have brought forth the calming classic Southern style with their own originality.

Recovering feature artist returns home next week

Most artists in the South Eastern Delaware Art Studio Tour (SEDAST) are finding themselves flustered and anxious as the Nov. 24-25 dates for this year’s tour creep closer. For Ralph Semsker, however, the pace has taken an inopportune turn, as a failed liver transplant sent him to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in the beginning of November.

Veterans Remembered

On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the Armistice was signed, signaling the end of the World War I. Since then, this anniversary has come to be called Veteran’s Day — a day when Americans honor and remember those who have served their country.

Ceramic artist gets back to nature with her work

With inspiration flourishing from the beauty of the eastern shoreline, a fascination with foreign artistic culture and an appreciation for her Native American heritage, ceramic artist Judie Campanelli has her work cut out for her.

Scotty’s Bayside Tavern offers ditties and donations

Since its opening almost a year ago, Scotty’s Bayside Tavern in West Fenwick Island has done everything to ensure customer satisfaction.

Happy Birthday!

From Pines to Oaks: Church celebrates 190 years of ministry

Members of St. George’s United Methodist Church will have something more to celebrate this weekend. Sunday, Oct. 22, marks the church’s 190th year of ministry in unincorporated Clarksville. In addition to the Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., there will be a special “Homecoming” service at 2 p.m., followed by a dinner that evening.

Life's a ball

Supporters of the South Coastal Library on Saturday jump-started a three-year campaign to raise $3.5 million for library expansion with the first annual Harvest Ball at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach.

Lavish eats, cool beats

Perhaps they aren’t serving up the traditional boardwalk fries and ice cream cones that people expect from a beach-based restaurant, but as any local will tell you, The Parkway is a Bethany Beach staple.

A 'Dyer' need for art

Some may not be too familiar with her name, but there’s no doubt that Carol Dyer’s unmistakable artistic talent captures the authenticity and simplistic beauty of the local area.

Art is the star

Each year, Bethany Beach closes its summer season with the traditional farewell of the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day. And, on the following Saturday, residents and visitors alike look forward to a slightly more relaxed post-summer atmosphere as they browse around the boardwalk and take in — and take home — the best art the area has to offer.

'Whatever the public wants'

If a day of crabbing is what a customer wants, that can be accommodated. If they want to have a dozen crabs waiting on the boat to be eaten while they tour Delaware’s serene inland bays, that is also possible. Even if they want a trip to Seacrets in Ocean City for a couple of drinks and lunch, they will not be let down.

Snap shot

“I’ve been doing it most of my life,” shared Millville’s Diane Bennett about her artwork, which includes painting, basket-weaving and photography. “The kids used to steal my stuff from art class, so I figured I was pretty good — although I didn’t go to a very nice school,” she added with a chuckle.

Tour time

It’s one of the hottest tickets in the area each summer, as lovers of beautiful homes and coastal décor take advantage of the rare opportunity to enter into otherwise private abodes, and see some of the best and most beautiful of the area’s dwellings.

The Daytripper meets James Farm

It is quite amazing the number of places that are just a short trip from Bethany Beach that people know little or nothing about. All you have to do is to head inland a bit to the areas we know as the “inland bays.”

New American

Ruth McNeill had been in the United States for more than 30 years when she answered a call from federal officials in med-February. After procrastinating for years but eventually passing the 10-question test she called “basic,” the German-born woman traveled to Philadelphia, following the call to receive her U.S. citizenship.

50 years

Selbyville celebrates 50th Old Timer’s Day; SPD 75th anniversary to be recognized as well

Since late 2004, Selbyville Police Chief Scott Collins has been sifting through minutes of old town meetings and copies of local newspapers archived in Dover and Selbyville or at various news organizations’ headquarters, searching for information on the town and department’s history.

Cultured bean

Inside the doors of the Artful Bean in Bethany Beach, jazz or contemporary music usually graces the stereo system. Hand-blown glass decorates the store, along with ceramics, pottery and paintings, showcasing the work of artists from the local area and the region.

Pro Talk

This month our interview is with Brian Trout, Golf Pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro.

Crafters gear up for second annual show

Organizers of the Seaside Craft Show had their fingers crossed last year in June, with the first edition of the Bethany Beach boardwalk event. But they were blessed with fine weather and a better-than-expected turnout, marking the event’s inaugural edition as a genuine blowout success.

Taste the coast

For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany Beach area.

Horse Sense

The Pyle Center is renowned for the large numbers of kids that participate in either baseball or softball each summer. But tucked away behind its gamut of fields lies another opportunity for those who might like to try something other than the traditional ball and stick sports.

Cruisin' in style

Bethany Beach resident John Scordo remembers growing up in Baltimore city in a hot-rod era. He remembers walking the streets of Baltimore, being in awe of the 1949 Mercurys, and the old Hudsons, just to name a couple models.

Opening ceremony

None of the members of the Bear Trap Historical Committee grew up in the area. Most of them haven’t even worked much locally. They bought houses in the Bear Trap Dunes community to retire. But since moving there, they have shown a keen interest in the area, its people and its history.

In the kitchen, Mom's the word

I have been completely duped. My mother has learned to cook.
For years, I have gotten mile after mile out of my mother’s lack of food knowledge and inability to cook. I have played the role of savior at most holiday dinners over the years, coming to save the day, been the object of countless phone calls about recipes, cookware and where to shop.

Springfest on tap in Ocean City

The annual Springfest festival, which welcomes in spring and celebrates the start of summer, has taken over the Ocean City (Md.) Inlet parking lot this weekend with entertainment, arts, crafts and food. Don’t drive when you can park and ride for $2

DMV wows 'em

It wows ’em. Literally. The glass double doors whooshed aside as another responsible, law-abiding citizen entered Sussex County’s gleaming new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facility in Georgetown. “Wow. I’m impressed,” she said. She wasn’t alone.

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