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Freeman to conduct ‘From Regal to Rustic’ at Epworth

When Ann Freeman received the phone call from Newark Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Music Director Simeone Tartaglione, she recognized an offer that was too good to pass up. The chorus has been invited to participate in an NSO concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances,” to be performed May 11.

Heroin: Part three of a three-part series

'This is a public health problem – addiction is a chronic illness.'

With the increase in heroin abuse throughout Delaware, many state, local and private agencies and organizations are working hard — and sometimes together — to find a
solution to the growing issue.

A meeting place for Millville By the Sea

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Company representatives and local officials gather with the giant scissors used to cut the ceremonial ribbon opening Millville By the Sea’s new amenity center. Pictured, from left, are: Steve Maneri, Millville Town Council; Doug Smith, president of Miller & Smith; Debbie Rosenstein, vice president of Christopher Companies; Chuck Ellison, vice president of Miller & Smith; Joan Bennett, Millville Town Council; Gerald Hocker Jr., Millville mayor; Dale Hall, vice president of Miller & Smith; Gary Willey, former Millville mayor; and State Rep. Ronald Gray (R-38th).Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Company representatives and local officials gather with the giant scissors used to cut the ceremonial ribbon opening Millville By the Sea’s new amenity center. Pictured, from left, are: Steve Maneri, Millville Town Council; Doug Smith, president of Miller & Smith; Debbie Rosenstein, vice president of Christopher Companies; Chuck Ellison, vice president of Miller & Smith; Joan Bennett, Millville Town Council; Gerald Hocker Jr., Millville mayor; Dale Hall, vice president of Miller & Smith; Gary Willey, former Millville mayor; and State Rep. Ronald Gray (R-38th).Residents of the Millville By the Sea development achieved an enhanced sense of community this week with the debut of their Lifestyle Center. The main clubhouse and exercise center opened with an April 26 ribbon-cutting. When finished, the “campus” will also include a crab shack pavilion, pool and pool house.

Although a brutal winter didn’t help construction timetables for Miller & Smith, the McLean, Va., developer aimed to build what people would use.

“We tried to identify what was important to residents. [They] wanted an opportunity to … socialize,” said Chuck Ellison, project manager and company vice president.

That means lots of small sitting areas, from a sunny game room to a pub area with pool table and darts. People can lounge near a fireplace, bar, big-screen TV or kitchenette.

Residents crowded around to pick up their new building passes.

“It’s just like a big family gathering place, and that’s what we wanted,” said part-time resident Dave Collins. “We’ve been waiting for it. It’s wonderful. I can’t wait for the pool to open.”

Jeff Thompson, Fort Delaware’s poet laureate

The name “Jeb” Stuart is immediately recognizable to many Civil War enthusiasts as the flamboyant Confederate cavalry commander whose heroics often were trumpeted in newspaper headlines. In comparison, Jeff Thompson was equally dashing and performed daring exploits for the South as a cavalry commander, yet he is known only to a selective few having operated out of the limelight in the vicinity of the Mississippi River.

Capturing Light digital photography classes begin May 5

Veteran photographer Marc Clery will offer digital photography classes at Studio Henlopen 19849 Hebron Road in Rehoboth Beach beginning on Monday, May 5.

IRHS students take business prowess to national conference

Coastal Point • Aaron Mushrush: Six Indian River High School students were recently named to the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured from left are: Corinne Hitch, Charles Wayne, Yosef Knight-Nieves, Hannah Davis, Marissa Fox and Reilly Scott.Coastal Point • Aaron Mushrush: Six Indian River High School students were recently named to the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured from left are: Corinne Hitch, Charles Wayne, Yosef Knight-Nieves, Hannah Davis, Marissa Fox and Reilly Scott.Look out, world, for these future business leaders — Indian River High School students earning several spots at this week’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.

IRHS brought home state trophies in six team and individual events. Students who earned a spot at nationals included Marissa Fox, Yosef Knight-Nieves, Reilly Scott and Charles Wayne (first place, Small Business Management Team); Hannah Davis (first place, Prepared Speech); and Corinne Hitch (second place, with a $750 scholarship, Entrepreneurship).

Led by staff advisors Stephanie Wilkinson and Jeff Bunting, the IR students will pop back to school for one day after spring break, then travel April 30 to May 4, representing Delaware in leadership and business seminars, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as some sightseeing perks.

Nationally, BPA gives middle school, high school and college students real-world business training, including finance, management, marketing and more. More than 1,100 students entered the Delaware competition.

Great Race to make a stop in Millsboro on June 24

Millsboro will host a lunch stop on the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, on Tuesday, June 24, race promoters announced this week. The Great Race, an old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Millsboro’s town hall for the $150,000 event.

Flag Day ceremony planned in Millsboro

A Flag Day ceremony, presented by the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, will take place on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way in Millsboro.

Artisans Fair planned for Memorial Day weekend, May 24

For the seventh year, the Artisans Fair is returning for Memorial Day weekend at the beach. A showcase of handmade work from artists in a wide range of media from throughout Delmarva, the fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View.

‘Quack attack’: Mallards’ second-half run stuns Indians in rivalry game

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Midfielder Tim Roberts walks off stunned as Worcester Prep players celebrate after a goal in Monday's rivalry game.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Midfielder Tim Roberts walks off stunned as Worcester Prep players celebrate after a goal in Monday's rivalry game.It was a tale of two halves when the Indian River High School lacrosse team took on rival Worcester Prep last Monday, April 28, as the Mallards scored 13 unanswered goals in the second half after trailing 6-4, to eventually notch a 17-6 win.

“They’re smart. They play smart lacrosse. They know the game,” said IRHS senior midfielder Tim Roberts of the seasoned Maryland squad. “Someone who has stick skills and plays smart is always a threat if they know what they’re doing, and they do — they have a background.”

After falling behind 3-1 early in the first quarter, it was Indian River senior attackman Spencer Murray who tied the game at 3, recording his third goal of the quarter and 14th on the season.

Saving the streak: Myers’ clutch save keeps Dover off the board in 3-0 win

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior goalkeeper Alex Myers jumps up for the save to ensure the shutout against Dover last Tuesday night.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior goalkeeper Alex Myers jumps up for the save to ensure the shutout against Dover last Tuesday night.Any other goalie probably would have let the high, lofted shot off the foot of a Dover forward sail right over their head after coming off the halftime break and spending the majority of the game standing in the freezing cold — but Indian River Senior Alex Myers is not any other goalie.

Prior to that shot, Myers and the Lady Indians’ defense hadn’t given up a goal in six and a half games — a streak that Myers didn’t plan on seeing the end of that day. Using her basketball ability, she jumped up to the cross bar, knocking the ball down and recovering it before it had a chance to sneak past her or anyone had another chance to knock it in.

“Alex Myers is one of the most solid goalkeepers in our conference,” said head coach Steve Kilby after the game. “There’s no doubt about that. She’s a captain on this team, and she’s a captain for a reason.”

As a result of the crucial save, the Lady Indians were able to post their seventh consecutive shutout, taking down Dover by a score of 3-0. The team sat at 8-1 on the season after defeating Dover and has outscored their opponents by a staggering collective score of 44-0 in their last seven games.

IR tennis set for South stretch after non-conference losses

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior and first-singles player Rydge Murray returns a shot against St. Thomas More last  Monday.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior and first-singles player Rydge Murray returns a shot against St. Thomas More last Monday.Both the boys’ and girls’ Indian River High School tennis teams struggled with Division I St. Thomas More last Monday, April 28 — with the boys losing 5-0 at home, and the girls getting bested 3-2 on the road.

Freshman Mac Smith stepped in for senior Josh Kleinstuber at second-singles but fell 6-0, 6-0 facing well-seasoned Ravens senior Anthony Caruso. Seniors Rydge Murray and Sam Izzo also struggled in their singles matchups, with Murray being defeated 6-0, 6-3 and Izzo 6-1, 6-1.

The team’s closest match was in first-doubles, where Indian River’s Darsh Patel and Sean Whelen were edged out 6-4, 6-2 by St. Thomas More’s Nicholas Reyes and Jhun Yee Lin.

The girls’ team faired a little bit better on the road — notching victories from seniors Alyssa McManus and Leanne Murray in second- and third-doubles, respectively.

IR track looks toward South meet after facing Dover, Milford

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore DeAandre Cooper launches a shot in last Tuesday's meet against Dover, Milford and Laurel.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore DeAandre Cooper launches a shot in last Tuesday's meet against Dover, Milford and Laurel.Having battled frigid spring temperatures in a near-four-hour meet against Dover, Milford and Laurel on Tuesday, April 29, the Indian River High School track team were set to put their focus on Henlopen South rivals Woodbridge and Laurel this Thursday, May 1.

Despite not garnering a first-place finish against the larger schools on April 29, the Indians still performed well and, according to head coach Bob Hahn, bettered some of their times.

“Milford and Dover are two really good teams,” Hahn stated after the meet. “Our kids pushed themselves. Some of the kids probably got some of their better scores, better times. On the girls’ side, Paiton Murray did well with the throwing stuff.”

The team was without their best jumper for the meet, as they were to be for Thursday’s meet against Woodbridge and Laurel, with senior Tim Roberts only allowed to compete in three sports matches per week. Roberts had already played in Monday’s lacrosse game against Worcester Prep and was set to take part in Wednesday’s matchup against Milford (after Coastal Point press time), which had Henlopen South title implications.

“Probably about a 15-point swing,” Hahn said of Roberts’ absence. “It’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. It’s all in the athlete’s best interest to make sure we don’t get any overuse injuries with anybody. I would like to see Tim compete. I would like to see him maybe compete more in track.”

Lady Indians roll Smyrna in five innings

After suffering just their second loss of the season before heading into spring break, the Indian River High School softball team finally got back on the diamond last Tuesday, April 29, bouncing back with a 12-0 victory at Smyrna in five innings.

Shorebirds take series vs. RiverDogs, 3-1

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: After rain and lightning delayed two games in their home series against the Charleston RiverDogs, the Delmarva Shorebirds won back-to-back games last Sunday.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: After rain and lightning delayed two games in their home series against the Charleston RiverDogs, the Delmarva Shorebirds won back-to-back games last Sunday.After beginning their series against the Charleston RiverDogs with a 6-0 loss last Thursday, April 24, the Delmarva Shorebirds turned it around to win the next three games and improve to 12-11 on the season.

After Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, the Shorebirds started Saturday’s doubleheader with a 5-4 win — thanks in part to solid pitching from Sebastian Vader and a three-run fifth inning.

After Vader nearly pitched a complete game, Jimmy Yacabonis pitched the last two outs to notch the save.

Saturday’s second game was also called due to lighting, as the night ended in a 3-3 tie through seven innings, with the rest of the game being played on Sunday afternoon. The Shorebirds would go on to win the matchup 5-3, after Conor Bierfeldt demolished a home run to left-center for the walk off win.

Jewelry artist to the stars to appear at Ellen Rice Gallery

Jewelry artist Lauren Hoehn, designer of bracelets, necklaces and rings being worn by Hollywood celebrities, will show her newest creations at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this coming Saturday afternoon. Hoehn will be at the gallery May 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. to debut new creations, talk about her work and take custom orders.

Don’t be trashy: DSWA to host free waste collection May 3

Old floor wax. Copy machines without hope. Tax records from the late ’90s.

Spring cleaning can be like excavation, and a lot of that stuff needs to be tossed out properly. People can do that Saturday, May 3, at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s household hazardous waste collection day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Ave. re-opens, DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 28 to May 2

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 to relocate underground utilities.
• between Route 17 and Whites Neck Road to begin sanitary sewer installation.

Wood reflects on six years as Ocean View mayor

“It has been a fun six years,” said Gordon Wood, whose term as Ocean View mayor concluded on Tuesday. “The Town was a mess. Now it’s tidy, and that’s a good thing.”

Food Network featuring DiFebo Osias on May 12

Special to the Coastal Point • Food Network: Lisa DiFebo Osias, far right, stands with her fellow competitors during the filming of ‘Kitchen Casino.’Special to the Coastal Point • Food Network: Lisa DiFebo Osias, far right, stands with her fellow competitors during the filming of ‘Kitchen Casino.’

Update: “Kitchen Casino” will now debut local chef Lisa DiFebo Osias on Monday, May 12, a change from the originally anticipated April 28 air date. The episode “Fear & Searing” premieres at 9 p.m. on the Food Network, with guest judges Gavin Kaysen and Aliya LeeKong.

Lisa DiFebo Osias has cooked up a way to broadcast her love of cooking over the airwaves: the local chef will compete on the Food Network’s new show “Kitchen Casino.”

Pausing in her 25 years as chef at DiFebo’s restaurant in Bethany Beach, she had to match cooking skill with luck of the draw in the episode titled “House of Cards,” which premieres Monday, April 28, at 9 p.m.

She said the four chefs competing on the show weren’t betting money, but each culinary curveball was determined by a game of chance.

“Kitchen Casino” begins with luck of the wheel: a slot machine determines a cuisine, ingredient and theme, like a Caribbean-inspired breakfast or Indian food featuring coffee. Later, the circular stage spins like a roulette wheel, forcing the chefs to finish preparing someone else’s dish.

Connor calls for Sussex County code of ethics

Brad Connor, candidate for the District 5 seat on Sussex County Council, stated last week that, if he is elected, he will introduce an ordinance for a code of ethics for Sussex County.

Millsboro woman killed, another injured in crash near Millsboro

A Millsboro woman was killed and another injured in a crash on Banks Road near Millsboro on Tuesday evening.

Frankford’s newest fire engine to be first on the scene

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company recently welcomed the newest member of their team: Engine Tanker 76-2, which will be the company’s first responder to fire scenes.

In early 2007, FVFC officials recognized the need for a new apparatus, and they established a committee in 2012. The truck came home from Wisconsin in mid-January and officially enters service on May 1. Basically, this truck fulfills the company’s need for water.

“It’s the first piece to show up on the fire scene. You got three guys in back who don’t know when the next guys are coming,” but they have hoses and 3,000 gallons of water until backup arrives, said Bill Ireland, chief engineer.

“We’re limited in the manpower that we have, and it’s a lot of water to get us started,” said Tommy Bacon, deputy fire chief.

Correction:

Although Castaways Bethany Beach LLC had previously submitted requests to the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, for a proposed campground, multi-family duplex residential units and waterpark, to be located off of Cedar Neck Road, near Bethany Beach and Ocean View, new applications will be reviewed at this Thursday’s public hearings.

South Bethany beautifies canal end for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, the South Bethany Community Enhancement Committee (CEC) landscaped a Town-owned canal end.

Artist on the ball with one-man show

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Jeffrey Moore will showcase his art in the Scott’s Chapel Gallery at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach from April 27 to May 28. Moore regularly features beach balls in his watercolors, digitally manipulated Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Jeffrey Moore will showcase his art in the Scott’s Chapel Gallery at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach from April 27 to May 28. Moore regularly features beach balls in his watercolors, digitally manipulated It was a walk on a dull winter’s day with his dog Jesse that got artist Jeffrey Moore thinking about spring, and warm, bright colors and beach balls. Since then, beach balls have made regular appearances in his watercolor paintings, digitally manipulated photographs and stained glass pictures.

Not surprisingly, when asked to display his work for a one-man spring show in the Scott’s Chapel Gallery at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach, Moore suggested a beach ball theme. The show opens on Sunday, April 27, with a reception from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and lasts until May 28.

Moore, who lives in Blackwater Village, returned to his home state from California about 10 years ago. He found that life was becoming monotonous after working all day behind a computer screen as a draftsman and then watching a television screen all evening before going to bed.

“I graduated from Liberty University with a degree in theater arts and had been surrounded by artsy people in Los Angeles, and my mind was screaming to do something creative,” said Moore. “Of all things, my first foray into the visual arts was instigated by an origami day-timer calendar. Each evening while the TV was on, I would make a new piece of origami from the previous day’s page. And then, the following year, I got a watercolor day-timer, and by then I was hooked on creating beautiful things with my hands.”

Residents get an update on Assawoman Canal Trail

Last week, area residents whose properties will be directly impacted by the future Assawoman Canal Trail project had the opportunity to hear from Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) officials about the upcoming construction.

The trail is intended for pedestrians and bicyclists only and will be open from 8 a.m. to sunset, seven days a week.

Coast Guard Station Indian River recognized for readiness

Coastal Point • Submitted: The U.S. Coast Guardsmen of Station Indian River Inlet were recently presented the Kimball Readiness Award. Coastal Point • Submitted: The U.S. Coast Guardsmen of Station Indian River Inlet were recently presented the Kimball Readiness Award. Last week, the United States Coast Guardsmen of Station Indian River Inlet were presented the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, recognizing the unit achieving and maintaining the highest standards of boat and crew readiness.

The Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate an extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous inspection. Failure in any one of these aspects prevents a unit from receiving the award.

The award is named after Sumner Kimball, who was, from 1871 to 1878, the general superintendent of the Revenue Marine Bureau, which evolved into the U.S. Life Saving Service, itself a predecessor to the modern day United States Coast Guard (USCG). He is credited for putting the service on the road to professionalism by defining and heavily enforcing the fundamentals of training and equipment.

Author to read and discuss memoir about dementia

On Sunday, May 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild will be hosting an informal conversation and reading with poet, playwright and memoirist Jeanne Murray Walker, who will be reading from and discussing her memoir, “The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the upstairs room of Dogfish H

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