Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 Join us for our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 29. We will meet at the Town Gazebo at 6:30 PM for a fun time of cocoa, carols, and cookies! Residents are invited to bring cookies and the Town will provide cocoa and all will join in for the carols as we celebrate […]

Community Yard Sale

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 The Town of Bethel is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 3, 2018, from 7 AM to Noon.   Come browse, pick up lunch at Bethel Market, and enjoy our friendly community.  


Date Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 As residents, please be courteous to the motorists, motorcyclists, and bicyclists that travel our streets. Grass clippings can be very hazardous and even deadly when left on the streets, especially when wet. Let’s work together to prevent accidents and keep our streets clean!

Delmarva Power Tree Maintenance Scheduled

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 Within the next couple of weeks, Delmarva Power’s contractor Asplundh will begin routine tree maintenance and vegetation management in the Bethel and Laurel area.  This cyclical pruning program is conducted approximately every four years to provide clearance around Delmarva Power’s overhead electrical distribution lines.  Approximately 20 to 30 percent of power outages are caused by […]

Bethel’s Community Picnic 2018

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 Please join us for a fun community event hosted by the Bethel Historical Society, Sailor’s Bethel UMC, and the Town of Bethel. Bring a covered dish to share and enjoy getting to know your neighbors. Hot dogs and hamburgers have been donated for this event. There will be playground fun and games. We hope to […]

Community Clean Up Day

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 Saturday, May 19, is Community Clean Up Day. Two dumpsters will be located in town, one at the Bethel Store and the other at the Bethel Museum. Please note that we are NOT accepting: mattresses, electronics, paint, pesticides, or tires. If you need help transporting your items to the dumpsters, volunteers will be available to […]

Our Town is Turning 225 Years Old

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 2020 will be a great year for the Town of Bethel as it celebrates its 225th year of incorporation. The Town would like to invite any residents who wish to participate in planning for this occasion to join in the fun! Please call the Town office or let any council member know you are interested.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 Join us on Thursday, November 30, for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; we will have carols, cocoa, and cookies! Make family memories and connect with community members while celebrating the holiday season. We will meet at the gazebo at the Town Park at 6:30 PM. Christmas Tree Lighting 2017

Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 Delmarva Power reports: Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in the number of third party dig-ins, striking underground electrical lines which is an obvious safety and reliability issue.  To solve this issue, call 8-1-1 before you dig. Refer to this document when you are getting ready to dig for more information: DPL_811_Factsheet […]

Coming Soon to a Street Near You

Date Posted: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 Council members have been planning new street signs for a long time and their hard work is about to show. New street signs will be coming soon to a street near you. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming! Click on the link to see! Street Sign (1)

Historic Preservation Tax Credit: Would This Program Help YOU?

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 The Historical Preservation Tax Credit Meeting was very informative. If you were unable to attend, please review the attached documents for more information. This tax credit does not apply to only historical preservation of the town’s homes but also items like roofs, heating and cooling systems, and restoration of character such as porch add-ons! There […]

Community Clean Up Day

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 The Town of Bethel is hosting a Community Clean Up Day to assist residents with yard clean up to give our town a healthy environment and pleasing atmosphere. We will pick up your yard waste, appliances, mattresses, tires and even vehicles that have a clear title. There are a couple exceptions: No paint No chemicals Volunteers […]

Historical Marker Dedication Program

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Last Saturday at Bethel Memorial Park, Bethel’s third historical marker sign was dedicated by state and local officials as well as supporting residents. This marker explains the history of how Bethel was founded.  The weather was beautiful for this dedication on Saturday, March 25. After the short program, attendees were treated to refreshments. If you […]

Senior Tax Discount

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 April 30 is the deadline to apply for your senior tax discount with Sussex County.   Attached is the application  There are some requirements for the discount so read carefully.  A copy is also attached and will be in the town office. sr-school-prop-credt-1

New Council Members Sworn In

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 Last Thursday’s, March 2 edition of the Laurel Star recorded that 15 years ago, Mark Shaver was elected to Town Council. Last night, history repeated itself as Mark was again sworn in at the March 7 Town Meeting to serve his local community.  Thank you, Mark, for volunteering your time, efforts, and energy to serve […]

New Members Elected to Town Council

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Town of Bethel held it’s Municipal Elections. There were three residents soliciting for two seats on Town Council. The two residents elected to Council are: Robin Tracey Campfield, 51 Votes Mark Shaver, 77 Votes The Town of Bethel would also like to recognize Ron Parry who received 39 votes […]

Municpal Elections to be held at Bethel Museum

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Due to the accident damaging, the Community House, the Election will be at the Bethel Museum on First Street.

Town Hall Closed Until Further Notice

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 On Sunday, January 22, 2017, around 10:30 p.m.  a driver allegedly speeding eastbound on Main Street in Bethel lost control of the vehicle, crossed the road and ran into the Town of Bethel Community House and Town Hall.  The driver and passenger were not injured.  The Town of Laurel Police and Delaware State police responded […]

2017 Municipal Elections Candidates

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 Candidates To Run For Town Council Elections will be held on Saturday, February, 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Town Hall. Two seats are available for Town Council. After 37 years of service, Anna Lee Robinson will resign from Town Council. Please be sure to thank her for her many years of service. Mark […]

Seeking New Members for Planning & Zoning Committee

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 The Town of Bethel is seeking new members for the Planning and Zoning Committee. The purpose of the committee is to advise Council on matters related to Chapter 9A, General Land Use Provisions and any other matters referred to it by Town Council. Terms are served at a minimum of two years and a maximum […]

Bethel “Trick-Or-Treat”

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 The Town of Bethel will officially host “Trick-Or-Treat” night on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Please take a few minutes to watch this video with some great safety tips. Especially of interest is the segment on costumes and the tip regarding food allergies. Just click on the link to view:    

Movie at the Museum

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 The Bethel Historical Society would like to invite you to a special event. Click here for more details.

Please Practice Courtesy at the Town Dock

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 Nice weather has finally arrived and that means it is time for fun, outdoor activities. The Town of Bethel welcomes its residents to enjoy the town’s natural amenities in a safe and courteous manner. Fishing from the Town Dock is a great past time. However, please be courteous of the local residents living nearby. For […]

There Is A Flag Flown High

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 The Bethel Town Hall has been getting a make-over. Now, when you drive by, you will see the American flag flown high declaring Bethel’s patriotism.  A sign with a message board was also added. You can keep up to date on meetings and events as you drive by as well as on our Facebook page […]

Concerned about Zika?

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 Homeowners can help to guard against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. DNREC has posted a short Youtube video that is very informative. Take time to watch the video and implement the suggestions included here.  

Two Council Seats Up for Election

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 Residents of Bethel are invited to participate in our upcoming elections on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We welcome your votes! There are two council seats that are up for election this year. If you would like to become more actively engaged in the local community, please note that the deadline to file as a candidate […]

Events at the Bethel Museum

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 The Bethel Museum is hosting two events and would like to invite you to participate! Great for all ages. EXHIBIT-JOURNEY FLYER 0918 EXHIBIT-JOURNEY FLYER SPEECH 1018

Concerned About Your Drinking Water?

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 Making sure that your water is safe to drink is the responsibilty of private well owners. Have you had your water tested lately? Test kits for chemicals bacteria are available for just $2 each. Click on the link to learn more:    

A New Disposal Company Serving Bethel, DE

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018     Perhaps you’ve noticed the new guy on the block as you travel around noting all the different trash companies represented on the bins of Bethel’s streets. Deihm’s is a family owned and operated business located in Laurel, DE. They are friendly and have competitive rates at $65 per quarter for residential recycle and […]