Dollars & Sense

Psychotherapist opens for business

After 20 years of practicing as both a psychotherapist and a life coach in Baltimore and Chevy Chase, Md., nationally known psychologist Dr. Michael Hurd, has recently relocated to Bethany Beach to continue his practice. (Hurd still sees his remaining Chevy Chase patients one day each week.)

Open Vault: Local guy puts together his dream store

Brandon Linden has been living at the beach since the first grade, so he knows all about the laid-back lifestyle. He brings that to his new surf and skate shop, The Vault.
What wasn’t laid back about the shop was getting it under way for the grand opening last Saturday, July 16.

New digs

Bill Reid is on his third location for his business in 20 years. And doesn’t bother him at all.
“It’s a thriving business,” he said. “It keeps getting bigger and better.

Cold Treats

When Dick Heidenberger was just 12 years old, he had his first bite of frozen custard and knew it was something special.

One-stop renting

With the forgetful vacationer in mind, Bethany and Resort Rental Service is prepared to rent out pretty much anything from body boards to sheets and towels.

In the bag

Tiffany Nacchia always knew she wanted to be self-employed, but she never imagined she would be where she is today.

Clothing store a longstanding treasure

Ken Crooks has a corner all to himself, tucked away on Cedar Neck Road, north of Route 26. Crooks owns Treasure Island Fashions.

Surf shop celebrates 25 years in business

Bethany Surf Shop made its silver anniversary a few weeks back (Memorial Day weekend), and what more auspicious date to celebrate 25 years than Saturday, June 25th.

Outdoors fun

Store looks to the needs of its customers

Through all the changes in the area, B & R Tackle and Hunting Supplies has been a staple in the York Beach Mall for 29 years.

Baja Quality

Pilot to restaurateur — not exactly what one might consider a logical progression, but it’s worked for Baja Beach House Grill’s Rick Hundley.

Taste of Coastal Delaware

Welcome to the Den

There wasn’t much happening around the Den at Bear Trap Dunes when Executive Chef Bob Webster came on board four years ago.

Close and Convenient

The Cedar Bay 55-plus community, located directly behind the new South Coastal Leisure Center (CHEER) on Cedar Neck Road, is nearing completion, and models are now open for seniors’ review.


Half-Life Counterstrike. Halo. Medal of Honor. The very names are thrilling, promising action and adventure one just can’t find around the office.

Local mellows into furniture business

Payless Furniture founder Rich Holt has seen his share of adventure — and mishap. “You get to be 67 years old, you’ve got a lot of stories — some good and some bad,” he pointed out.

20 Years

South Bethany doesn’t have the largest commercial district around, but what the town lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality.

Fenwick area country inn offers shiatsu

Melanie Konno, young practitioner of the Asian healing arts, has taken up residence at the Woodsong Country Inn, northwest of Fenwick.

Business Briefs

Turkey Trot raises $2,300 for Special Olympics Delaware
The 2nd annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5k & Fun Walk, held Nov. 28, 2004, raised $2,300 for Special Olympics Delaware (SODE). Nearly 70 runners and walkers braved the inclement weather to compete in the event, with John Williamson, with a time of 18.21, winning the race for the second year.

At your service

Limo rides are not only for those fancy evenings, they can also save your life

There’s plenty of traffic around, but limousines are rare enough that they still have the power to turn heads in Sussex County.

Redfin renewed

“It will be business at usual” soon at Redfin Seafood Grill’s North Bethany location, according to the restaurant’s original designer, Bryony Zeigler of SoDel Concepts.

The 'eyes' have it in Millville

Halpern Eye Associates has relocated from their cozy offices at the corner of Route 26 and Central Avenue.

IRS announces the 2005 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams

The Internal Revenue Service recently unveiled its annual listing of notorious tax scams, the “Dirty Dozen,” reminding taxpayers to be wary of schemes that promise to eliminate taxes or otherwise sound too good to be true.

Native son returns as entrepeneur

Steve Morgan has returned to his home stomping grounds in Bethany Beach, and he’s here for business.

Acupuncturist arrives in Millville

The Chinese have borne witness to the benefits of acupuncture for thousands of years now, so there just might be something to it.

Still cooking

When Brent Poffenberger and his three partners established their first Cottage Café restaurant in Ocean City, Md., in 1993, the focus behind the business was a simple philosophy Poffenberger calls “the Cottage promise.” That promise focuses on superior customer service, high-quality food and affordable prices.

Pizza shop features a touch of Greek

Margarete “Maggie” Samara is making bold moves at Margherita Pizzeria in Dagsboro.
She said she wasn’t sure how the locals would react to an Italian/Greek combo, but she has been pleasantly surprised.

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY

Seacoast's Kae Quillen, with Team Timmons, stands in front of a window at Herring Wood.

New restaurant cooking in Ocean View

Restaurateur Matt Haley and his crew are looking forward to April 15, and not for their tax refunds. While procrastinators are scrambling to calculate figures and fill out forms, the minds behind SoDel Concepts will be opening yet another endeavor in their successful restaurant group — this time in Ocean View.

New development rewards service workers

Seacoast Realty agents John and Andy Timmons (Team Timmons) have started filling contracts on 36 new home sites near Dagsboro — a development called Herring Wood — with a special market in mind.

Furnisher recounts a long run in the business

Creative Concepts celebrated its birthday on Feb. 1, and founding father Wayne Lednum took time out to explain how their home furnishing store had managed to thrive for the past 32 years.

Service and friendship

Christina Del Viscio has taken a “leap of faith,” leaving her business, home, friends and social life behind to make a brand new start in Sussex County.

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