Bethany West News and Information

The new entrance signs are in place! Thank you Sign Committee.
Note also the new curb around the plantings replacing the stone blocks.


HURRAH, paving of Half Moon Drive has started! As of Friday evening about 1/3 of Half Moon has a nice smooth layer of new asphalt. At that rate it should be complete by mid-week.


email from the Association-
"The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Bethany West Recreation Association will be held this Saturday, October 10 @ 9:00am at the Back Pool Clubhouse. Refreshments will be served beginning @ 8:30am.

If you are unable to attend, please complete and return a proxy ballot no later than Friday, October 9th @ 5:00pm. Proxies may be emailed, faxed or mailed; see instructions on ballot.

If you do plan on attending the meeting, please bring the contents of the mailing packet you received, along with your ballot, to the meeting."

Weather Briefing, current

Indian River Bay Water Level

Everyone should have received their notice of the Annual Meeting October 10.

Assawoman Canal Trail information
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"
From BWRA_
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 time.

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 West patrons.

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 communities.
Round Robin Tennis for Intermediate Level Players will again be offered at both the Front & Back Pool Tennis Courts this summer.

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 – August 23.

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

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 per session.

Message ID: 10496.10541"

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