Arts & Entertainment

Kyle to host signing for new Fenwick history

Though not truly an island, Fenwick Island is considered by most to fit the stereotype, with its history of swashbuckling pirates anchored offshore, fierce storms pounding the coastline and treasures rumored to be buried beneath its sands.

Shikan to perform at Festival Hispano

El Centro Cultural is inviting the public once again to attend Festival Hispano. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Millsboro. Festival Hispano will start at noon and last until 6 p.m. The event is free for the whole family and located at the Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro.

Eating from the CSA

Let’s put it out there. I’m not a farmer.

So I have been told during the course of my reporting, as I have made my way around the county interviewing various farmers that participate in the beach area’s farmers’ markets. I ask crazy questions, I meet crazier people and I learn something new every day.

Stepping out with Chowderfoot

Lower Sussex band ocusing on original music, and marketing itself

With a name like Chowderfoot, you might expect an amusing story behind the origin of the young Seaford band. The truth is, however, the laid-back foursome just wanted something catchy, something likeable, something that people would remember. Through nearly a decade and a sprinkle of band mates, the close friends have found their forté.

Quilt raffle should really 'light up' St. Ann's bazaar

St. Ann’s Catholic Church is once again prepping for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual summer bazaar.

Bethany’s VFW barbecue — a Saturday afternoon staple

Every Saturday, volunteers from VFW Post 7234 cook up a Bethany Beach tradition that has become as time-honored as the town’s popular bandstand performances. The smell of roast chicken and ribs wisps through the air as weekend traffic is seemingly guided down Coastal Highway via smoke signal.

Bethany Beach Fourth a family tradition

For Steven and Jenn Geib of Connecticut, coming to Bethany Beach to celebrate the Fourth of July with their three children and extended family is something they look forward to all year long. They get to see the parade, fireworks and, most importantly, family. And this year is no different.

Hudsons tend family farm, offering goods at farm stand and farmers’ markets

Anyone looking for a little history with their homegrown vegetables should look no farther than Hudson Produce, off of Route 20 in Roxana.

Safe Haven holds ‘ground-digging’ for green, no-kill shelter

After four long years of fundraising, planning and gathering permits, the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County broke ground on Friday, June 13. A novel approach to a groundbreaking was held at the future site for the facility east of Georgetown. Dogs participated in a “dig” for treats on the future foundation of the 19,500-square-foot no-kill sanctuary.

Gala sold out in support of Justin's Beach House

Contractors for a Cause and the Justin W. Jennings Foundation will welcome summer with a sold-out crowd at their 4th annual Gala and Auction on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fundraiser is aimed at helping to build Justin’s Beach House, which will be made available to families affected by cancer.

Can you taste it?

On Sunday, June 8, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will bring back one of their most successful events of the year. Taste of Coastal Delaware will merge the area’s most renowned restaurants into one place, creating a culinary extravaganza in the event’s ninth year.

Lighthouse-loving artist breaks the mold

Although new to the Delaware/Maryland coastal art scene, Dee Granger is no stranger to beach life, and no stranger to art.

Water -- all types-- high on Fenwick agenda

The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee met on Wednesday, May 14 to discuss water, water and more water.

Bethany readying for big Fourth of July

Friday, July 4, will find Bethany Beach residents and visitors very excited about this big day in the small town. The town’s population of 2,600 full-time residents explodes to more than 30,000 each Fourth of July as they celebrate the nation’s independence.

Art + Math = Brown

Kathy Brown, a math teacher retired from the Indian River School District, has found a way to make art and math meld into more than a hobby. She does house portraits, in watercolor and in a pen-and-ink technique. Brown estimates that she has done about 15 to 20 portraits each year for almost 30 years, and she has the good fortune of all her art being commissioned.

Local beach patrols nearly ready for summer

Area beach patrols are right on track for lifeguard staffing at coastal Delaware beaches this summer. Despite beach patrols in other areas citing struggles to find adequate recruits, local lifeguard captains say their seasonal employment efforts are going just fine.

IR golf finishes satisfying year, looks for showing at states

As Indian River’s golf team rounds out the season, first-year head coach Paris Mitchell is pleased with the way the team has come along. Three consecutive wins last week, against Cape Henlopen, Milford and Seaford, helped bring the Indians to an 8-6 record on the links.

All dolled up!

With so many accomplishments in her life, it’s difficult for a talented individual like Kristin Jones to settle on one particular hobby. The classically trained soprano keeps her vocal chords in check when singing with her church choir. Time spent at school in Vermont and Colorado allowed her plenty of time on the ski slopes. Her knowledge of the real estate biz has helped her lead a successful career in New Jersey and Delaware. But it is her lifelong pastime of sewing that’s about to bring her more recognition.

Turbine a breath of fresh air for Dagsboro couple

When driving west out of Dagsboro on Nine Foot Road, it’s hard to miss the big wind turbine on the right at the home of Greg and Terri Menoche.

FOSCL and friends celebrate library groundbreaking

The South Coastal Library celebrated its expansion with a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, April 11.

Delaware native to share memories of life as a ‘Lighthouse Kid'

Most people familiar with the country’s coastline understand the significance and some of the history behind the lighthouses and towers that have helped keep seafarers safe for centuries. They line the water’s edge from the windy New England shores, down through the frequented Mid-Altantic beaches and around the tropics of Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Jamboree to benefit BBVFC

For the first time, the annual Springtime Jamboree will benefit the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

Kempton offering insight into colorful hobby

As she scores a straight line on a piece of purple “fusing glass,” on which a piece of dichroic glass will be glued, small shards of glass fall on the foam board below. Faye Kempton snaps the glass, finalizing the cut into a near-perfect rectangle.

Art show jury goes high-tech

May 1 is the last day for artists to apply for a position in the 30th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. And those who apply for the coveted spots on the town’s boardwalk come time for the art festival, and for the judges who pick from among them, life just got a little simpler and a lot more high-tech.

Bethany Idol hits a high note among local singers

As the eliminations continue prime time on Fox, “American Idol” fans are tuning in and casting their votes. Each week, viewers listen attentively, eyes and ears glued to their televisions in what has been dubbed one of the largest reality TV obsessions in decades, and it would appear that the frenzy has caught on in Sussex County, too.

Delaware natives ready to rock your socks off

It’s good to be a Delawarean this weekend, especially if you’re into the music scene. Dewey Beach will once again be hosting its single most celebrated concert, honoring singers, musicians and songwriters across the entire state.

Townsend ready to take on task of director at CHEER Center

Debbie Townsend can hardly contain her excitement in about her new job as director of the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View.

Spring a new start for Bennett family farm tradition

Hail Bennett — the oldest son of Carrie and Jim Bennett, of Bennett Orchards near Dagsboro — was just 10 years old the last time his family planted peach trees, in 1996.

That's entertainment!

The Indian River Variety Show came out with a bang last weekend, as 35 acts consisting of more than 50 students put on their best performances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual performance, headed by the school’s band and chorus director, Mark Marvel, uses money from ticket and food sales to benefit the music department at the school.

Kite festival soaring back into Delmarva

On Good Friday, March 21, the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation will once again sponsor what has become one of the state’s most recognized and beloved celebrations, the Great Delaware Kite Festival. The event, set to kick off at 10 a.m.

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