The amenities can be spartan — or not — but the setting and simple pleasures of coastal state parks go a long way to satisfy devotees.

By Lynn R. Parks | Photograph by Michael Orhelein
From the September 2018 issue

feature-campingWhen Donna Garrison was 4 years old, she came to eastern Sussex County for the first time when her parents decided to go on a camping vacation at Delaware Seashore State Park.

“My dad loved to fish,” says Garrison, sitting at a campground picnic table and eating breakfast — fried eggs. “He found this park and brought the family down. My mom took one look around, saw that there were no trees, and said, ‘No way am I staying here.’ But they stayed a couple of nights and she fell in love with the place.”

‘Career pathways’ program is leading high school students to the teller window at their own credit union branch.

By Larry Nagengast | Photograph by Carolyn Watson
From the September 2018 issue

feature-schoolsIn a few months, students and staff at Indian River High School who are carrying a few extra bucks in their pocket will have a new option. They’ll be able to take them to the bank … because the bank will be right down the hall.

Del-One Federal Credit Union will be opening a satellite branch at Indian River — most likely in January, credit union and school officials say — with students serving as tellers and business teacher Jeff Bunting adding the title of branch manager to his responsibilities.

Triathletes love the competition and camaraderie of swim/bike/run events.

By Lynn R. Parks
From the August 2018 issue

feature-triathletesBefore they got married, neither Joe nor Chandra (Bloom) Capen knew how to swim. They had graduated in 2006 from Penn State, where Joe played soccer for two years, and were seasoned runners. But they had never learned to effectively propel themselves through water.

Not a decade later, Joe came in first overall in the 2015 Dewey Beach Triathlon, a “sprint” racing event that requires participants to run almost 3½ miles, bike 16 miles and swim a half mile in the Atlantic Ocean. Chandra placed 10th among women, and 45th overall.