Credit to: Kim Magaraci, Only In Your State

Delaware is known for being a big producer of ice cream. While we aren’t home to the Ice Cream Capital of the World (thanks, Iowa), we’re sure home to some mighty fine dairies and creameries. One of the oldest in the state, Vanderwende Creamery, is still making some of the best ice cream in Delaware since they opened up their farm 65 years ago.

Vanderwende Creamery is a family-run dairy located in Bridgeville, Delaware. This third-generation farm started with just $35 and six cows in 1954 and has since grown to a 4,000 acre, 225 cow operation!

You can meet many of their friendly Holstein dairy cows when you visit this spring or summer to pick up some of the best ice cream in Delaware.
The Vanderwende…

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The Start of it all

In the year 1965 on an island close to Seattle, WA, three vacationing fathers were faced with the ultimate Holiday challenge: bored children. With not a whole lot to do, it was up to the fathers to keep the kids entertained.

So the three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum – decided it was time to get innovative. They used the items at their disposal, including an old badminton court, some ping pong paddles, and a perforated plastic ball, and invented a new game for the kids to enjoy. What started as an elementary attempt to keep their children happy, has grown into what we all now know as Pickleball. From that modest start, the game has gradually evolved into a sport with official rules and significantly better…

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While Bethany Beach is a small coastal town, it is filled with charm and beauty that attracts vacationers and prospective homeowners alike. With its pristine beaches, stunning ocean views, and a myriad of recreational activities, it's no wonder why people flock to this idyllic location. However, with its popularity comes competition, and negotiating the best deal for a property in Bethany Beach requires expertise and strategy.  If you're in the market to buy property in Bethany Beach, Delaware, it's essential to find the right real estate agent with exceptional knowledge of the area.

Research the Local Market

As you embark on this exciting journey, follow these expert tips to ensure a successful negotiation and make your dream home in Bethany Beach…

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If you're looking for a memorable ride during Bethany's summer season, look no further than the Bethany Beach Trolley!  Beginning the Friday before Memorial Day and ending mid September, the trolleys run continuously between 9:30 am to 10:00 pm, making it the perfect opportunity to catch a ride just about anywhere in town!  Hop aboard one of two trolleys for a single route transportation through the Town of Bethany that is sure to impress all.

The trolley leaves location #1 on the half hour starting at 9:30 am. There may be little service daily 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (approximate times) due to a lunch break.  What is normally a 25 cent charge per person for transportation, will be provided at absolutely no cost through…

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As part of the North Bethany Bike & Pedestrian Safety Study, DelDot is implementing three Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon crossing locations on South Route 1, beginning this month.

Below are the three flashing crossing locations:

  1. Fresh Pond North Trailhead/Ocean Ridge: funded in Fiscal Year 2024, target construction by summer 2024; timing may be impacted by supply chain shortages
  2. Fresh Pond South Trailhead/Heron Road: funded in Fiscal Year 2025, target construction by summer 2025
  3. Indian Harbor Villas: funded in Fiscal Year 2025, target construction by summer 2025

"Beginning this month, DelDOT will advance the next phase of the North Bethany Bike and Pedestrian Safety Study, referred to as North Bethany Bike and Pedestrian Concept…

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Bethany Bech Farmers Market Sunday Fun

We are happy to announce that the Bethany Beach Farmers' Market is officially open!  Whether you're looking for a fun activity before the beach, or stocking up on some farm-to-table goods for the week, the Bethany Beach Farmers' Market will not disappoint.  The crew at BBFM has confirmed a count of 13 vendors this year, ranging from oysters and clams, to peaches and blueberries, to soaps and shea butter.  Aside from the plethora of inventory, the cheerful and knowledgeable growers are what make these summer Sundays in Bethany Beach so special.

Located on the corner of Garfield Pkwy and Pennsylvania Ave in Bethany Beach
Sundays 8am-12pm

Bethany Beach Farmers' Market Website

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April is typically bustling with real estate activity ahead of the upcoming summer season, and this year has been no different!   So far this month, 20 properties have gone under contract in the Bethany-Fenwick area and nearly half of these properties went under contract in less than one week.
We are starting to see more opportunities for buyers with 39 listings currently for sale versus just 18 at this same time last year.  Below are a few very special properties that were recently listed for sale…. just in time for you to enjoy this summer at the beach!           

Please browse new listings below and give us a call to discuss these offerings or any others for sale: (302) 541-5207!

*Data was derived from the Sussex County MLS. Includes…

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Warm sunny days and light traffic make April a wonderful time at the beach. We hope you have an opportunity to visit in the coming weeks to see Bethany’s tulips in full bloom!   

During the first quarter of 2023, we continued to experience strong buyer demand, but total sales were down due to the continuation of low inventory levels. We are seeing some appreciation in property values, but at a level that is more in line with a balanced market.

New listings are coming on the market regularly, and there is still time for retirees to find their beach home as we look toward the Summer!  Please give us a call at (302) 541-5207 if we can help.

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The Leslie Kopp Group is honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour again this year!

Celebrating 31 years of the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, this year’s event can be enjoyed in two ways. With the purchase of a Virtual Only ticket (cost $35), tour participants can view all 10 homes on the tour virtually. With the purchase of a Combo Ticket (cost $50), participants have the opportunity to tour 5 pre-selected homes in-person, in addition to viewing all the homes virtually.

Virtual tours will be available from July 16 to August 6, 2023 and in-person tours will be offered on Wednesday, July 26th & Thursday, July 27th.

Tickets will be available for sale starting on May 1, 2023 and funds raised will benefit the Friends…

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The South Bethany Town Council has allocated $50,000 in funding for the removal of algae blooms from the town’s canals. The proposed cleanup project would take place in April and May of 2023 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). However, if DNREC is unable to complete the work, then the back-up plan is to negotiate a contract with Solitude Lake Management. The Town's Public Works Department would also provide resources to assist with the project. The algae blooms would be relocated to a state park such as the Salt Pond or Fresh Pond near the Fred Hudson Road, subject to DNREC approval.

For additional information, please view the full Coastal Point article here.

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