Arts & Entertainment

New head of the ship

Bethany-area broker ready to lead county's real estate association

The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) has pegged Coldwell Banker’s Rick Allamong to take over the top leadership spot for the coming year. Allamong was set for induction at SCAOR’s annual installation dinner (Thursday, Dec. 15) — he will serve as president in 2006.

Rejuvenated

The old Robinson house, one of Millville’s historic landmarks for more than 100 years, is looking rather sprightly at its new location on Cedar Drive.

Back in action

She’s been away from the Southeastern Delaware Artists’ Studio Tour (SEDAST) for a year or two, but Allene Martinez has returned this year, and if tour participants can find her, they’ll find a gem.

Veterans honored

Veterans’ Day — Nov. 11. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion members (and auxiliaries and friends) once again honored the dead. But they also reminded one another of why they should feel proud that they’d served themselves, and took the opportunity to express their gratitude to U.S. military personnel on active duty around the world today.

Artistic designs

Think you’ve seen some beautiful homes along the Sussex seashore? Check out muralist Damon Pla’s portfolio — they’ll stretch your perspective.

Town gets into spirit

And of course, all the costumed children who would like to participate.
Town Clerk Terry Truitt asked everyone to start assembling in the parking lot next to town hall (between town hall and the post office) between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. The parade sets out at noon, headed for town park.

Helping Lions

Lions Clubs provide help in areas some people would rather not think about. For instance, they hold drives to collect used sunglasses, but then there’s also the Lions Eye Bank of Delmarva. It’s a donor bank for corneal tissue.

Riding Waves

Jake Buchler gave Sussex County a little presence at the 2005 Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Easterns last month, and brought home some glory for himself as well. He picked up top-five finishes in two divisions this year, adding to a first-place finish in the 2004 Easterns.

School builder

Hugh “Hughie” McBride has been in construction ever since he graduated from the Salesianum School (Wilmington), back in 1962. McBride’s run crews on a project or two since then — locally, the Delmarva Power plant near Dagsboro and the new Indian River High School. He’s now acting as overseer for major renovations at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, in Ocean View.

Top Cop

Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin recently earned Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) recognition, at an annual awards ceremony on Sept. 18.
In light of a glowing recommendation from Ocean View Town Council, the DLLG named McLaughlin as Municipal Police Chief of the Year.

Still teaching

Maybe 13 grandchildren isn’t a record, but it’s enough to justify the Parler family ranch, southwest of Ocean View. And family matriarch Anne Hemenway-Parler has worked much of that love of life on the farm into her new book, “Jan Baer and the Mystery of the Silent Circus.”

Body and Soul

Sandra Scott should soon see results from her labors over the past year, as preparations for the “It’s Time for Abundant Living” health revival reach their conclusion.

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Sandra and Rev. Sir Walter Scott prepare for a health revival Sept. 26-29 in Bethany Beach.

Calling all ladies

Women of the Word (WOW) are anticipating 500 for their kickoff next week, for what will be a comprehensive but down-to-earth Bible study, with videos, music, testimonies and small group discussion. There will be a teen group, led by a female youth pastor, and childcare.

Capturing Bethany

The history of Bethany Beach’s topographical transformation — from sand erosion to housing explosions — may have yet to be written; however, it already has been rendered. Local artist Laura Hickman has been transposing the metamorphosis onto paper for decades.

Next generation

The oldest house in Ocean View, built in 1857, has a new addition — little Sadie Case, eight months old at the time of this writing. An amiable young lady, her gleeful gabbling pervades the Antique Prints shop on Central Avenue, and brings a smile to the faces of the several patrons wandering about.

Bright Lights

Three years out of Indian River High School, and Dawn Monroe has already managed to work her way onto a nationally syndicated television series. She recently appeared front and center in not one, but two, scenes in an episode of One Tree Hill (on the WB).

Beautifying Bethany

The colorful arrangements of palm trees, desert petunias, crape myrtles and cannas that greet visitors in the heart of Bethany Beach are the brainchild of Chantal Douchard, supervisor of the town’s horticulure department.

Bronze Age

When weather conditions at the beach force vacationers to stay inside, I’d Rather Be Tanning allows them to still go home with that sun-kissed look.

Featured houses to star in Cottage Tour

The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach has served the expanding beach community for more than 11 years now, ever since the town donated an acre of land and a local group put up money for a bulk mailing permit and their first funding drive.

Artists take the heat

For the past three years, artists at The Melting Pot in Dagsboro have been working within their custom-designed studio to keep a unique art form alive.

Fourth Festivities

From coast to countryside, organizers are gearing up with weekend activities and finishing up final preparations for Monday’s slew of events celebrating Independence Day.

The light keeper

West Fenwick Island man finds his talent in building various lighthouses

Ed Chiasson’s place on Route 54 is just beautiful — drunk drivers have smashed into his hedgerow a time or two, but other than that, it’s green and quiet, with extensive landscaping and flower garden.

Wind Power

South Bethany has been following developments in the oceanic windmill business, perhaps more closely than any other beach town in Delaware.

Back in the running

Former mayor returns to run in South Bethany

Ted Marcucilli is a man with a management plan for South Bethany. The former town council member and mayor has thrown his hat in the ring once again for this year’s best three out of four town council election.

Lady Lion

Zakrociemski named first female member of Lord Baltimore Lions Club

Holly Zakrociemski, office manager at Halpern Eye Associates, recently joined the Lord Baltimore Lions Club — as the first female member in a club that will celebrate its 60th birthday next February.

Day to Remember--Fenwick restaurant celebrates Greek Easter

Things were jumping at Captain Pete’s last Sunday — it was Greek Easter and, like every year, owners Peter and Helen Charuhas made it a day to remember.

Fresh Face

Carrie Subity has returned to her home state, and taken up residence as the new membership director for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Top Judge

Chancellor William Chandler III was one of the first students to graduate from Indian River High School (1979) — and he’s given his old alma mater a good report.

Blowing Pipes

Retired fire fighter shares his Celtic music with community

There’s just something about bagpipe music. People invariably describe it as yearning, plaintive, mournful.

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