May 16, 2007
The Bethany Beach area lives up to its billing as a "quiet resort," but that doesn't mean nothing ever changes. In fact, several new places to eat and shop are cropping up this season. Here are just a few of them: Berry Good Treats, 108 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 302-537-9679. This downtown ice-cream/doughnut shop has been renovated and is under new management. It also has an outdoor water station for dogs and serves Frosty Paws frozen dog treats. Steakhouse 26, 238 Atlantic Ave., Millville, 302-539-0626.
May 13, 2009
Bethany Beach's dedicated residential-community culture has thrived for decades, subsisting primarily on its permanent beach-house folks and condominium residents. Its few hotels typically impose a minimum-stay requirement. There's no frenetic boardwalk fanfare; the town's picturesque wooden promenade provides strollers and joggers with a stage for views of spectacular oceanfront scenery. There are occasional benches where visitors can perch and people- and pigeon-watch. The laid-back vibe inspires lazy beach days and long, serene dinners.
August 15, 1998
BETHANY BEACH -- You should talk with Martha Jean, people say to people poking around town. Her full name is Martha Jean Addy. Her full age is 85, which commands a certain local perspective:Bethany Beach is only 12 years older. On the north end of this beach, the summer hotel named Addy Sea is 22 years younger than Martha Jean. The hotel -- now a bed and breakfast -- was born and raised in the Addy family. And, in 1959, Martha Jean and her husband, C.E. Addy, ran Addy Sea themselves."Well, I never considered myself a businesswoman -- but I became one," Martha Jean says.
September 12, 1999
Not so long ago, Labor Day was the moment the cottage door twanged shut. For rentals at the beach, the long season began on Memorial Day, the short on July 4. But long or short, it was over on Labor Day, just before school started.Like many travel patterns in America, this one is changing. While no one has created the endless summer surfers dream of, September and October have become beach time for many.On Cape Cod, in New Jersey and at shore resorts elsewhere along the recreational vehicle flyway, officials all say yes, yes, there is a post-Labor Day influx of retired people, especially those taking a leisurely course to Florida.
August 7, 2012
I recently caught up with Adam "Ace" Moyer, the CEO and founder of Knockaround, a maker of sunglasses that offer inexpensive and relaxed shades, perfect for the beach. Moyer is a native of the Northern Virginia, and was relaxing in Bethany Beach when we caught up with him about the shades, their design and the future of the brand. Ace, you grew up in this area and your parents also have a beach house in Delaware. How has the mix of being near big cities like D.C. and Baltimore, as well as spending time at the beach, influenced your work as an artist and a designer?
February 19, 2003
KATHRYN A.M. QUADE, age 50, of Bethany Beach, DE, died on Friday, February 14, 2003. She was formerly of Baltimore, MD, and was a Resource Control Specialist for the State of Delaware. She is survived by her parents, Helen and Joseph Quade, Jr., of Bethany Beach, DE, three brothers and two sisters. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Rt. 26, in Bethany Beach on Saturday, February 22, at ll A.M.