Arts & Entertainment

Fresh restaurant will bring their ‘Finest’ to Taste

With a name like Philly’s Finest, there’s no doubt the cheesesteaks that the Fenwick Island sandwich shop puts out are superlative — mouth-watering steak, smothered with melted cheese, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.

Local families prepared to cruise

In one more week, car collectors and enthusiasts will head down to Ocean City for the 17th Annual Cruisin’, celebrating America’s infatuation with automobiles. Hot rods, customs and street machines will parade their panache and performance in a throwback to eras past.

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

Chalking up performances this summer

The restaurant business is nothing new to Chalkboard Tavern and Grille owner Bob Webster, having worked as a chef at Victoria’s Restaurant and King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth, and helped start up Fresco’s in Ocean City.

Music becomes ministry

More than nine months ago, musicians Joe Bartell and Christine Wood – both active Christians – sat down to organize a way to bring together what they loved most. Today, the Selbyville-based, nonprofit Acoustic Café sets aside one night each month to combine tunes, treats and togetherness in a free, concert-like occasion.

Local college student reaches out to Africa

While many living at the Delaware shore will struggle to make any sort of plans for this summer, one local college student will be traveling to far-away Africa for the opportunity of a lifetime, with hopes of making a difference in the world.

Lighthouses ... Local man's talent brightens up the nation

As of May 18, Racine, Wisc., will shine a little brighter, and it’s all thanks to Ed Chiasson, owner of Selbyville-based Sea-Lites.

The lowdown on High Maintenance

With a name like High Maintenance for a female acoustic duo, an audience might be quick to anticipate a prissy, stuck-up style in the band members. But Melissa Alesi and Gina DiNubile share carefree, sociable attitudes that are quite the contrary.

An Irish Reflection

St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a holiday for Americans of Irish descent to take time to appreciate and acknowledge their heritage and ancestry. Through the years, however, many have come to adopt a 24-hour long Irish pedigree, regardless of generations before them, opting to take part in a festive celebration of binge drinking and sporting green clothing.

Aerobics instructors keep community active

Teaching aerobics class for the Indian River School District adult-education program has become much more than an obligation or a task for Willa Jordan and Gail Harmon. The two women, who both work at the Stockley Center, classify teaching aerobics, rather, as a lifestyle — something they couldn’t be without.

Martial arts instructor teaches best offense is a good defense

Life has been quite the ride for retired mechanical engineer Walter Knapp — from a successful stint with Northrop Grummen to a healthy obsession with fly fishing. His true calling, however, seems to be his passion for martial arts. And now, through the Indian River Community Education program, he has the opportunity to share his knowledge and infatuation with others.

Retired minister continues his practices in Sussex

Bud Truitt has seen the world in his efforts to spread the word of God over the better half of the last decade. This delinquent-turned-preacher has established 17 churches from Massachusetts to Delaware, including Bethel Tabernacle Church of God on Omar Road in Frankford.

Young musician brings talent to local spots

Many people spend months and years trying to perfect a musical talent, contributing time and money into lessons and classes. But for one local 19-year-old, music has become a way for him to define himself and live his life. Drake Burd’s outstanding abilities classify him as nothing less than a musical prodigy.

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has now found time to introduce her love of ballroom dancing to the Delmarva area, most recently in Ocean View.

Class offers hope for computer-fearful

Scared of the Start menu? Frightened of files and folders? Petrified about programs and printers? Then “Computers for the Terrified” may be just the thing for you.

Local Teacher will get a shot at $1 million

Philip C. Showell Elementary School teacher Kathleen Yuhanick said she never expected to be testing her trivia knowledge on national television, in front of hundreds of thousands viewers. But that’s exactly what she’ll be doing later this summer when she returns to ABC Studios in New York City to play as a contestant on the hit game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

A lion with a heart of gold

For dedicated Lions Club member Bill Scott, gratification can be as simple as a child’s smile or as profound as helping to improve the way a person lives their life. The Philadelphia native has done all of this and more, devoting countless hours of his time to the community that he has become a part of for nearly half a century.

Group Effort

On Thursday, Jan. 4, more than 70 Indian River High School students attend a presentation by several local volunteer fire departments — part of an effort to promote junior recruitment for area fire companies.

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.

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