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DANNY is now classified as a Tropical Storm and moving into the Leeward Islands.
<National Hurricane Center>
Five day forecast
From the Coastal Point-
Officials cut the ribbon to open the new Assawoman Canal Trail
Front Page Bethany Beach Local News Ocean View South Bethany
Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small
at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday joined DNREC Secretary David Small, federal
highway officials and community leaders and groups, to cut the ribbon officially opening
the new Assawoman Canal Trail. The one-mile trail is part of a regional network of trails,
sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists, physically linking communities that
share a boundary with the trail.
Editorial Opinion: Local opposition to extending this trail over the full length of the Canal
is strong for a number of good reasons. Only immediate and strong opposition has any
chance of stopping this ill-advised, but politically attractive project. Homeowners on the
canal fear wholesale invasion of their property. And those near the canal fear narrow
roads blocked by visiting cars. Private land on both sides of the canal block public
access and the trail is isolated and subject to misuse. None of presentation shown
recently show any access, and access control, thus no income will be created to maintain
and patrol it. The new trail in Ocean View was on accessible and more appropriate land.
Costs for the heavily forested portions, the marshy areas, and required bridges will be
very high. Both ends of this trail terminate at water, not roads. An unofficial but real path
exists along the canal but there has been no visible effort by the State to clear brush and
downed limbs to keep it open. Nor, importantly, are there demands to maintain this path.
The canal was built for commercial use which ended years ago. Statements about access
to beaches confuse me because the canal runs mostly parallel to the beaches, not
towards them and the only connections east or west are at the road bridges.
email from the Association-
"Sunday, August 23rd from 5-7pm is the last Bethany West Hotdog & Covered Dish
Night. The pool will also be open until 7:00pm. This is a rain or shine event.
There is no cost to participate but all are asked to sign-up at the Back Pool, in person or
by phone (302-539-4464) & let them know what covered dish you will be bringing.
Hope to see you there!
Message ID: 10496.10541"
Tropical Storm Danny is moving towards the Gulf of Mexico, current prediction is 20%
probability of becoming a hurricane, National Hurricane Center
Article on the Assawoman trail in todays (2015-08-13) Wilmington News Journal
promises extension of the trail the length of the canal. <more>
>email from BWRA
"At this year's Annual Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, October 10,
2015, there will be five (5) Board positions up for election.
If you are interested in running or nominating another Bethany West owner,
please complete and return the attached form by September 1, 2015 so that the
name can be included on the proxy ballot. Nominations will also be taken from
the floor on the day of the meeting.
BWRA 2015 Board Nomination Form
Message ID: 10496.10541"
Only ones that have to leave due to term limits are Doug Mowrey & Lonny
Moore. Mike Grant, Claude Davis & Arnie Vogel are up for reelection. Mike &
Claude have indicated that they will seek reelection, Arnie is undecided at this
email from the BWRA
At the May Board meeting, in response to a request by the swim lesson
instructor, the Front Pool hours will change this season to accommodate the
swim lesson program and to insure the safety of all participants and Bethany
FRONT POOL HOURS-2015
June 20-September 7
8:00-10:00am Daily, Lap Swimming Only
10:00-11:30am Monday-Friday, Swim Lesson Participants Only
11:30am-6:00pm Daily, Open to All
From a BBLA email-
You are invited; Senator Carper to Speak in Bethany Beach
The Bethany Beach Landowners Association annual membership meeting will be held on
Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the South Coastal Library. Senator Carper is
tentatively scheduled to be our guest speaker. As Delaware’s senior U.S. Senator, and
as a former Governor and Member of Congress, Tom Carper has many years of
experience with legislative issues of vital importance to home owners in coastal
Round Robin Tennis for Intermediate Level Players will again be offered at both
the Front & Back Pool Tennis Courts this summer.
FRONT POOL COURT SCHEDULE
Mixed Doubles Robins will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
from 9:00 – 11:00 am from June 15 – August 26.
Men Doubles Robins will be held on Sundays from 9:00 – 11:00 am from June 21 –
There is no need to sign–up beforehand. Just show up at the Front Courts and sign-in.
For more information, you can contact Ron Brousseau @ 703-963-0501 or
BACK POOL COURT SCHEDULE:
Mixed Doubles Robins will be held on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm from June 19
– August 21.
For more information, you can contact Donna Harris @ 301-370-7146 or
Message ID: 10496.10541
emails from the Associatio
"Bethany West Swim Lessons
Johanne Davers will again offer both Water Aerobics and Swim Lessons at the Bethany
West pools this summer.
Water Aerobics will be held, Monday-Friday, from 8:45-9:45am @ the Back Pool from
June 15-September 4. The cost is $5 per person per session.
he cost is $7 per child per session.
Swim Lessons will be held, Monday-Friday, from 10:15am-11:15am @ the Front Pool
from June 22-August 21.
There will be two (2) sessions, Beginners & Beginning Intermediate from 10:15-10:45am
and Advanced Intermediate & Advanced from 10:45-11:15am. The cost is $7 per child
Message ID: 10496.10541"
Flooding and Flood Risks
Mt Holly NWS Weather Briefing
Kayak Storage Policy
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