Dollars & Sense

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five Guys: Just burgers and fries

At Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, the emphasis is very clear: simple, fresh food prepared fast and served at affordable prices.

Business brings new materials to local signs

Joe McDonough had supported his family as a carpenter for many years, but when he injured his back, he had to consider an alternate line of work.

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