‘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.

The volunteers who respond to coastal Sussex emergencies share a burning desire to serve the community. But they face a growing challenge: development.

By Chris Beakey
From the August 2018 issue

feature-firefighters Our Content - Delaware Beach Life - Results from #63The oceanfront house on Sand Dune Drive, like many in the off-season, was empty when it caught fire in the early morning of March 13. Chuck Snyder, chief of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, was roused from sleep by the dispatcher’s call at his home just east of Route 1 at approximately 3 a.m. The eastward sky was already glowing from the blaze when he crossed the canal bridge five minutes later.

By the time he arrived, the fire had spread to a second house, the brisk northeast winds off the ocean feeding flames that devoured walls and roofs and virtually everything else in their expanding path. Sirens screamed through the air as 16 local fire companies responded, their trucks loaded with 120 men and women pulled from their beds in the middle of the night.