First female permanent captain of Cape May-Lewes Ferry sets course of history

LEWES — Sharon Urban first started working for the Cape-May Lewes Ferry in food service as a summer job in 1991. Almost two decades later, she was recently appointed the first permanent female captain in the ferry’s 56-year history. “I just went there for a summer job basically, and I never left,” Capt. Urban said. […]

DNREC lifts recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC lifted the recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue late Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.  The advisory had been issued Thursday based on results from Wednesday’s regularly scheduled sampling by DNREC’s Recreational Water Program. Ocean beach swimming advisories […]

DNREC issues recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists.  The elevated levels of bacteria is most likely associated with rainfall that occurred on Tuesday night. These bacteria often originate from wildlife sources […]

Skies, waterways full of action this summer

Summertime fun in the sun has a new twist with COVID regulations. The great thing is we can enjoy the outdoors with little human interaction. Social fish-tancing has been easy, especially surf fishing or on a boat. The Flounder Pounder has been canceled. The Broadkill Beach store is planning a small surf fishing tournament at […]

Delaware Coastal Cleanup set for Sept. 12

DOVER — Volunteers are encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and […]

Summer weather is cooking up good fishing

Summer heat waves are so much fun. Stay hydrated. The beaches have been crowded on the weekends. Typical summer out there. The Inland Bay sand bars were packed with boats over the holiday weekend. We are busy on the waterways. Fishing has picked up a little despite increased traffic and water temperatures. Anglers just have […]

Rehoboth Beach modifies face covering requirement

REHOBOTH BEACH– The Rehoboth Beach commissioners unanimously voted to lift the requirement of face coverings on the beach Tuesday. All persons within the city of Rehoboth Beach are still required to wear a face covering in all public places, including streets, sidewalks, parks, the Boardwalk and commercial establishments, with the following exceptions: Facial coverings shall […]

Delaware Coastal Cleanup tentative for September

DOVER – The 33rd annual DNREC-sponsored Delaware Coastal Cleanup is tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 12. Signups for large volunteer groups began this month, and overall volunteer registration opens in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and […]

Letter to the Editor: Rehoboth Beach chamber wants mask rule rescinded

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was sent to the Rehoboth Beach mayor, city commissioners and city manager. On behalf of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I write to you today to raise our concerns regarding the mandate to wear masks on public beaches. The board fully understands and appreciates that the […]

COVID creates dark cloud over Fourth of July beach weekend

REHOBOTH BEACH — Local stakeholders were resigned to a Fourth of July beach weekend like no other as the holiday approached on Friday. Even if dine-in restrictions due to COVID-19 weren’t in place, Nicola Pizza owner Nick Caggiano Jr. wondered just how many patrons would walk through the door anyway. “There’s a lot of people […]