Dollars & Sense

Start preparing that résumé — Sussex County job fair scheduled for April 30

Whether they’re a job seeker looking for work after a tough economic period or a business leader hoping to hire fresh faces, Delaware’s U.S. Congressional delegation is aiming to connect people at a job fair on Tuesday, April 30.

Beach Liquors adds new location in Fenwick Island

Beach Liquors has a new location in Fenwick Island, with a minor shift in ownership for the store, which is located in the Bay Plaza Shopping Center. Jerry Kappes, who owns Beach Liquors in Bethany Beach, explained that he and his wife, Jacque, and sons Michael and Scott, made the decision to buy the Bethany store on the Sunday of the Fourth of July weekend in 1999 and were open that Friday.

Michael Kappes joins ResortQuest Real Estate

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Michael Kappes has joined the firm’s Bethany Beach office on Coastal Highway.

Realtors anticipate booming rental market this summer

Cite return customers and visitors from north

The 2013 rental season is shaping up to be a plus for the local economy. And with the trickle-down effect, that should be good news to the many cleaning companies, equipment rental companies, restaurants and stores in the area that depend on the tourist season to make their living.

Spa fundraiser on April 9 to benefit Justin’s Beach House

How would you like to treat yourself to a relaxing spa night, all for a good cause? Local spas and salons are partnering for the first annual Beauty for the Beach House fundraiser, in memory of Elizabeth Shoemaker and benefiting Justin’s Beach House.

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year.

State launches Delaware Fresh farmmaket location app for Windows 8

Windows 8 users can now take advantage of the popular Delaware Fresh farm-market location app from the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The app is now available for all Windows 8 devices, from mobile phones and tablets to Windows 8 desktops, joining existing iPhone and Android versions.

ResortQuest Real Estate names February’s top producers

ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced the February 2013 top producers at its southeast Sussex County locations.

Bill Hand of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office received honors as the top listing agent for February.

Grand opening for Bishop’s Landing set for April 6

Beazer Homes announced this week the grand opening of its newest neighborhood, Bishop’s Landing, to be held Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community sales center located at the intersection of Windmill and Burbage roads in Millville.

The Peninsula community now under Wells Fargo ownership

Representatives of The Peninsula at Indian River Bay announced this week that Wells Fargo would be taking ownership of the community early this summer, but they said the vision for the community is not changing.

Lighthouse Realty Group moves to new location

Susan Clark, Broker/owner of Lighthouse Realty Group Inc. announced this week that the office has a new location, at 59 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, in Ocean View, across from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Route 26.

Antonioli joins ReseortQuest Real Estate Marketplace

ResortQuest Real Estate announced this week that Christina Meiklejohn Antonioli has joined the firm’s Marketplace office on Coastal Highway near Bethany Beach.

Academic Challenge students learn business skills in program

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., once said, “To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.” Those disciplines necessary to succeed in business are the focus of a new Entrepreneurial Enlightenment Program offered to students as part of Delaware Tech’s Academic Challenge Program at the

Beach Brite offers new way to get tile and grout clean

“Dirt, grime, food soil, mold, mildew, and even bacteria are your tile and grout’s biggest enemies,” said Dave Vincent of Beach Brite Hard Surface Restorations.

Powell and Hughes join OASIR

Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty (OASIR) announced this week the recent addition of Realtors Anne Powell and Jennifer Hughes to their team of real estate professionals.

Bethany Dental welcomes new associate

Last summer, Bethany Dental Associates welcomed dentist Matt Baran into their practice as their newest general dentist. Baran completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University and graduated from Temple University, where he did his dental training, and completed his residency at York Hospital in June of last year.

Hoover Financial Services offers more than tax prep

There’s a new advisor in town — as Hoover Financial Services opened its doors to the public, offering more than three decades of experience. In November, David Hoover opened his second financial services office in Millville.

Hocker's offering new gas card and lower gas prices

It’s a new year, and as they say, ‘Out with the old, and in with the new,’ which is exactly what Hocker’s and G&E have done, with a revamped Hocker’s Gold Card and gasoline now coming from Liberty Gas.

Cahill takes over Connor-Jacobsen

Connor-Jacobsen Realty has been a landmark in Bethany Beach real estate for more than 60 years. This year, the business was put into the hands of Marie Cahill, who has been with the company since 2008 and in local real estate for more than a quarter-century.

Christmas dinner can be Off the Hook this year

If cooking for a full house this Christmas doesn’t sound like fun, or maybe your brood is slowly getting smaller as children move away and do their own thing, why not order in? Off the Hook Market in Bethany Beach is offering ready-to-cook Christmas dinners this year, after successfully launching the idea at Thanksgiving.

Brother-sister entrepreneurs ready to surf to success

There is always someone on that holiday gift list who has everything and is just impossible to buy for — so why not think outside the box this season and get them a custom-made surfboard? Or, if surfing is not their thing, there is always something to be found at Millville Town Peddler in Millville, a shop with “a little bit of everything!”

New business offers car maintenance services in Millsboro

There’s a new option for those seeking oil changes in the Millsboro area, with the opening four months ago of Castrol Premium Lube Express on Route 113. While the business opened in July, they held their grand opening in September, explained owner Jean Marsiglia, and tied it in to benefit the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company.

Capriotti's offers delivery, community mindset

Just in time for Thanksgiving, although it is popular all year long, Capriotti’s now delivers its famous Bobbie sandwich — the nationally acclaimed best-seller — complete with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo. Well, that, and everything else on the menu as well.

Dagsboro Antique Center offers up a slice of the past

In April, Dagsboro Antique Center celebrated a decade in business, although that didn’t come as a surprise for the many of “regulars” that have been shopping there since the beginning. To those who stop and shop and then remark about how they didn’t know it was there, it’s a first-time visit, but for many, it’s a staple shop to visit while they are in town.

Birch Tree Cafe branches out at Good Earth Market

Good Earth Market and Organic Farm in Millville has built up a reputation over the years for providing the community with healthy alternatives when it comes to local produce, natural goods and earth-friendly selections, but there’s something new in store — literally. The Birch Tree Café, located right inside the market, is an exclusively gluten-free restaurant, complete with an espresso bar and bake shop, providing diners with a warm environment or a bite on the go, while offering a healthy alternative from the everyday routine.

Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack enjoying hot summer and new digs

Historically, the term “fishkiller” referred to the watermen who traditionally returned with a profitable catch time and time again. Well, Captain Chet Townsend, owner of the aptly named Fishkiller’s Lobster Shack near Dagsboro, is taking advantage of a new location with a warm season on the water, as Townsend and his crew continue to dish out seafood favorites from a kitchen inside his eye-catching red trailer throughout the summer.

Fish Tales Home Decor makes a splash in downtown Bethany

Almost two decades ago, Diane Ternahan and her husband, Bob, opened the doors of Fish Tales in Bethany Beach, with the downtown apparel and gift store boasting trendy clothes and ocean-side fashion, along with gift ideas and toys. But limited space and growing potential restricted the shop from further expansion. Now, Fish Tales Home Decor is taking care of all of that, with a location on the adjacent side of Garfield Parkway, providing shoppers items for the home, and then some.

International tastes come together at 14 Global

For locals and visitors alike, the summer months around the Delaware beaches often translate to relaxing in the sun, enjoying time with family and friends and, of course, great eats. But one new restaurant in Bethany Beach is offering a dining experience like no other, with a trendy, remodeled atmosphere, a bevy of welcoming employees and a menu that spans the planet. Tia Sexton, owner of 14 Global, has fused these elements into a lunch and dinner locale, serving up one-of-a-kind tapas from around the world.

Hocker's and Kwik Chef expand menus with smoked meat lineup

The Hocker family has been offering up groceries to local shoppers for more than 50 years at their locations in Clarksville and Ocean View, along with a variety of prepared foods. But with expanded choices at both locations, patrons are finding even more ways these days to appease their appetites.

Seaquels settled in to new digs

When Kathy Green and Cindy Davis first teamed up to bring Seaquels to the Delaware shore, they had no idea of the success that was in store for the region’s first furniture consignment shop. Now, three years later, Seaquels has become a favorite among homeowners, real estate agents and visitors in the area, and with a larger, nearby location, they’re proving why more and more people are turning to consignments when it comes to outfitting their home.

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