Nov 052012


This Saturday, Nov. 10, time management essays, on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, will join more than 500 stores across the country to celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

Tidepool will offer a full day of events, including a free magic show by Dickens Parlour Theatre at 11 a.m, PlasmaCar races at noon, and a Fastrak game tournament at 1 p.m. There will also be craft demonstrations and prize drawings throughout the day.

The event will also act as the beginning of the store’s Toys for Tots drive. For every $10 spent, customers will be given $2 back to purchase a toy to donate to Toys For Tots.

Also, Tidepool will help build donations to the reflective essay in nursing, which was founded in the memory of a young cancer victim, Gabby Vogel, to fight for a cure for Childhood Brain Cancer. To help build proceeds for this cause, Tidepool will have a free fingernail painting booth by nail polish company, Piggy Paint.

More information on Neighborhood Toy Store day can be found here.

Sep 212012


Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville will be offering a concert and movie showing series during the off-season months with the first installment of the series to feature three-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner, Piper Laurie.

The series begins with a screening of “The Hustler” shown on Friday, Sept. 28 and a screening of “Carrie” shown on Saturday, Sept. 29. Both movies will be followed by a dinner, discussion and a book signing with Laurie.

Tickets are $35 per person, and reservations are required.

The second installment of the series will feature concert pianist and goodwill ambassador to Turkey, Naki Ataman on Oct. 19 and 20, with a reception to follow.

For more information call (302) 829-1071, or visit

Jan 062012


Help us list the many things that make Bethany Beach and its surrounding towns (Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, etc.) a great place to be – from “A” to “Z”!

We would love to have as many entries as possible for each letter, so feel free to add to our list by leaving a reply under the post

is for Dickens Parlour Theatre. This intimate 50-seat setting in Millville takes you back to Victorian times where literature and magic were the great escape (and theatre namesake Charles Dickens’ favorite pastimes).

Here, top-notch performers from all over the country come to wow audiences of all ages, with performances nightly during summer and on weekends during the offseason.

The parlour hosts children’s birthday parties (and various other gatherings) and now also serves full meals and desserts with coffee for a complete and relaxing experience.

Submitted by readers:

DiFebos – Our friend Hugh tells us in our comments section – “Always a great way to spend an evening away from the beach. Great Italian food, great service. We eat there 3 or 4 times a year during our 2 week stay.”

DB Fries – Reader Hugh also lets us know about DB Fries – “Great food, friendly service from Lane and his crew. A can’t miss experience after all these years.”