The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
Our focus is truly local, with local reporters attending nearly all official meetings in each of our towns, as well as following news and events in the area’s non-incorporated communities.
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The 9th annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, May 4, at the James Farm Ecological Preserve.
Last week, the Ocean View Board of Adjustment heard seven variance requests from representatives from Royal Farms, who hope to erect a gas station between the CVS Pharmacy currently under construction at 54 Atlantic Avenue and the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery.
In an effort to support and promote clean water locally and globally, local salons All About U! and Salon on Central will be offering their beauty services on April 22 in exchange for a small donation to Earth Month.
The town of Ocean View will host its fourth annual Homecoming event on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in John West Park.
D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian Restaurant & Tap will host a dine-and-donate event on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. during their dinner service, and patrons don’t even have to do anything extra to help raise funds for Justin’s Beach House! The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all the proceeds off regularly-priced menu items to the respite house in Bethany Beach.
The Ocean View Town Council this week voted unanimously to accept electricity costs for the Foxwood Court subdivision.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” will be coming to Ocean View town hall, in an event organized by a number of local historical societies.
Residents living in and around the Ocean View community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on April 9. The site is located at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View.
Craftspersons from the area will show their wares at the Sixth Annual Artisans Fair, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The air-conditioned setting will feature invitation-only artisans who create artwork, photography, jewelry, pottery, apparel and accessories, ceramics, wooden items, painted furniture and more.
One year after creating the Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Tiger Team and naming E.J. Chalabala, restoration coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), to lead it, the CIB Board of Directors approved the final report from the team at their meeting on March 22.