Millsboro


Millsboro library offering chance to see the stars

“But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote.

The joys of a starlit sky will be explained and explored by...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:26pm

Millsboro continues weighing town hall, police department options

The Millsboro Town Council is awaiting updated designs for two versions of the new town hall to be built on Main Street — one version a single-story building and the other a two-story structure — in time for their next special meeting, on Oct. 3...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:54am

DSP Troop 4 holds Community Café in Millsboro area

Speeding on Long Neck Road and reducing unnecessary noise were among the issues on the minds of residents who joined officers from Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown this week for a Community Café, casually known as “Coffee with a Cop...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:40am

Sandy Kaizar, left, and granddaughter Niki Munz, share a laugh in front of the popular ice cream shop.

Nana & Pops serving up ice cream for a quarter-century in Long Neck

It was an unexpected and tender moment when customer Darrell Patterson Jr. arrived at Nana & Pops Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice to share the news.

“I wanted you to know my grandfather passed — Paul Powell. He loved your coconut water...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:26am

Millsboro teen arrested following alleged gun threat at Sussex Tech

After a fight in the hallway of Sussex Technical High School, a Millsboro student allegedly made veiled threats that resulted in a felony arrest.

Editor's Note: Coastal Point editorial policy is to not identify minors who...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Greater Millsboro Art League’s Deb Doucette is looking for grants and public monies to make improvements to the building.

Millsboro Art League desperate for improvements

Touched by how much a mother, father and their children enjoyed Family Fun Night at the Greater Millsboro Art League, the way they gathered for dinner, then painted together, talking and laughing, without a cell phone in sight, Deb Doucette...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:52pm

Even as officials discussed the regular flooding of Oak Orchard, cars were driving in the wrong lane in order to avoid giant puddles left from a recent rainstorm and high tide. Pictured, from left, are DelDOT Chief Engineer Shanté Hastings, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and DelDOT Engineer Jason McCluskey.

Carper champions infrastructure bill in flood-prone Oak Orchard

There wasn’t a major storm on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t even high tide. But vehicles in Oak Orchard were still dodging massive puddles and nuisance flooding leftover from Sunday’s rain.

Oak Orchard is a particularly low-lying area on the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:50am

Millsboro Art League director requests rent waiver

The director of the Greater Millsboro Art League asked the town council on Monday to waive the $500 monthly rent paid to the town so the money can be used to pay for much-needed repairs to the building.

Debra Doucette said volunteers have...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:01am

Millsboro town hall discussion to continue at Sept. 5 meeting

The Millsboro Town Council will meet this coming week for a second special session to further discuss plans for a new town hall and more space for the overcrowded police department.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

DelDOT responds, announces reduced speed limits in Long Neck

Speed limits on a few roads in Long Neck will be lowered, following complaints from residents about fast-moving traffic.

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, at a community safety meeting last week, announced that they will...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:46pm

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

Dog rescue group, veterans to benefit from Sept. 7 event

Grass Roots Rescue Society members organizing the third annual 4 Paws Got Your 6 benefit on Sept. 7 are hoping to raise about $5,000 to help fund the Grass Roots Rescue Society for dogs and Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH).

The...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:42pm

Community gathers to mourn for three kids killed in fire

The 4-year-old twin sisters and their 18-month-old cousin killed in a Long Neck house fire on Aug. 7 were to be honored at a memorial service on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22.

The service for Skylar Marie Marchuk, her twin sister Veronica...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:34pm

Millsboro town hall, PD plans still on the drawing board

As plans continue to be developed for a new town hall in Millsboro, and more space for the overcrowded police department, the town council will meet early next month to review revised proposals and reduced costs from two architectural firms....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:56pm

Millsboro police introduce victim services specialist

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway at the town council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, introduced Vonshae Wise, the department’s new victim service specialist. He told council members she had completed training at the Georgetown Police Department...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:12pm

Millsboro honors Thoroughgood as outgoing mayor

Outgoing Millsboro mayor John Thoroughgood was honored for his four years of service at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5.

Mayor Michelle Truitt, who was elected to the top post by fellow council members at the July 1...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

Millsboro police get equipment funding

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Police Chief Brian Calloway’s request to use $30,000 in Sussex County Block Grant funding for equipment for the police department. The grant money is awarded to police departments that...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:01am

Millsboro to offer Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall

The public will have an opportunity to learn how the Millsboro Police Department and associated agencies operate, during a nine-session Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall.

Classes will begin Oct. 15 and continue until Dec. 10,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:58am

Millsboro council to discuss highway billboards

By Susan Canfora

Staff Reporter

 

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday is expected to discuss allowing the erection of billboards on Route 113.

The matter is listed on the 7 p.m. meeting agenda as “special advertising...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:33pm

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

Judy Henninger spends some quality time with Gwendolyn.

Millsboro’s Party Corner set to close after 30 years

When Diana Hundley came into Party Corner, owner Judy Henninger was on her way downstairs from the second-floor room stocked with educational materials, from posters to books to pencils and stickers.

“What can I do you for?” Henninger...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:18am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.

•...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Every week, vehicle enthusiasts gather with their prized cars and trucks at Dairy Queen in Millsboro.

Car enthusiasts Cruise In to Millsboro weekly

What do dozens of car devotees, gathered with their classics and shiny engines, do on a hot July evening?

They meet at Dairy Queen in Millsboro for cones, conversation and the weekly Cruise In’.

“Most people who have old cars, their...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:49am

Millsboro bypass design work, survey getting started

Preliminary design and the field survey are now under way for the $85 million bypass that will take traffic from Route 113 north, around Millsboro, to Route 24 east.

Construction is set to begin in the 2023 fiscal year on the new connector...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:44am

Bypass could be the key to downtown Millsboro

Millsboro is an exciting, growing town that has concentrated much of its corporate growth along the highway, and its new residential communities a comfortable distance away from the downtown, small-business-dominated area.

The plan has...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:41am

Donovan awarded degree from Kutztown University

Reilly Donovan of Millsboro has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in geography/globalization from Kutztown University, the university announced this week. Kutztown University conferred degrees for nearly 1,300 students for the Spring 2019 semester...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:22am

Millsboro to review traffic figures in Dodd Street closure discussion

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, during his recent report to the town council, announced:

• In conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, a traffic count will be done on Houston Street. Calloway said he will provide...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Plate & Palette owner Frank Dubinski poses by his new restaurant’s center feature; a private table inside of a bank vault.

Plate & Palette puts patrons in bank and vault

Frank Dubinski was on his way to the beach when he drove past the historic bank in downtown Millsboro — a building that had been a restaurant a time or two, but had closed.

In the restaurant business for many years, and an experienced...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:59pm

Former District Gov. Dr. Susan Giove congratulates Steve Grossman, who received the Paul Harris +8 Award of the Paul Harris Society.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducts new officers

During a special evening meeting held at The Clubhouse at The Peninsula, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducted a new slate of officers and board to serve the club for the fiscal year beginning July 1, with Assistant District Gov. Carlene...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:51am

Truitt takes the reins as mayor of Millsboro

Michelle Truitt was elected mayor of Millsboro by unanimous town council vote on Monday, July 1, during the annual reorganization of the council. She replaces Mayor John Thoroughgood, who has held the position four years.

At the meeting, a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:41pm

DelDOT opts for two-week project, detour for bridge repair

Repair work on the Iron Branch bridge on Route 113 will be accelerated so it’s finished in two weeks instead of the eight months a more involved project would have taken, DelDOT engineers told the Millsboro Town Council on Monday, July 1.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:27pm

Millsboro police hire Wise as victim services specialist

The Millsboro Police Department has hired Vonshea Wise of Millsboro as its first victim services specialist.

Selected from 35 applicants from Maryland and Delaware, she will assume the position this Friday, July 5, and be paid $40,000...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:22pm

Raven Holbrook, 2, of Berlin, dressed as a patriotic butterfly, draws in the sand at Cupola Park at Millsboro's Stars & Stripes Fireworks. She was there with her mother, Brittnay Lewis.

Millsboro community gathers for Stars & Stripes Fireworks

Clouds threatened and there was a spell of rain, but when it stopped, a double rainbow arching in the sky caught the attention of hundreds who gathered at Cupola Park in Millsboro on June 29 for the Stars & Stripes Fireworks.

They...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:37pm

Revel graduates from Muhlenberg

Muhlenberg College celebrated its 171st commencement on May 19. During the ceremony, which was held on the College Green, 502 students were awarded their undergraduate degrees, including Justin Revel of Millsboro, who graduated magna cum laude...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:16pm

Schrock earns degree from Albright College

A graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Hannah Rose Schrock of Millsboro has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing while minoring in digital media, at Albright College.

Albright’s Class of 2019 consists of 395...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:17am

Revel named to Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester, the college announced this week. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for the academic achievement.

Founded in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:13am

Evans graduates from JMU

James Madison University announced this week that Laura Evans of Millsboro was among the 3,700 students who received degrees during the university’s May 2019 commencement exercises. Evans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:11am

Morris named Alvernia University student ambassador

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named a student ambassador at Alvernia University for the 2019-2020 academic year. Morris is majoring in early childhood education, pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia.

The Student Ambassadors...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:03am

Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

IRSD pauses EMES annexation talk to ask longer-term questions

After talk of annexing East Millsboro Elementary School into Millsboro town limits, the Indian River School District school board has decided to slow down their decision-making in favor of long-term planning.

After erroneously voting to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Police seek to thank Good Samaritans who aided officer

Millsboro police are asking the two members of the public who rushed to the aid of a police officer, then drove away without identifying themselves, to contact police so they can be properly thanked.

In the early morning of June 19, the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:49pm

Grace Kemp won the inaugural SDSA Distinguished Dragon award.

Kemp named SDSA’s first Distinguished Dragon

Sometimes, the best leaders aren’t center-stage. But they can deliver a great pep talk behind the scenes. Grace Kemp of Millsboro proved that in June while finishing eighth grade at Southern Delaware School of the Arts. She won the inaugural...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:50am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Helping some cool cats

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society is a 501c charity organization that helps reduce the over-population of homeless cats. They loan traps and can help with trapping/transporting cats to the SPCA for rabies vaccinations and sterilization....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:49am

Shockley recognized on dean’s list, as student-athlete

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring 2019 semester. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:56am

As top scorer in her event, Riley Murray earned the Gold Bell and a trip to the Educators Rising National Conference in Dallas.

Therapy horses inspire IR education student to gold

Horseback riding may conjure images of cowboy boots or sleek horse shows. But Riley Murray is also teaching people that horses make excellent therapeutic partners.

Having just completed her junior year at Indian River High School, Murray...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:44am

Shockley named to Honor Roll

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro was recently named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College softball team, and is...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:38pm

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup

People may be familiar with the annual beach cleanups every autumn, but now it’s time for the 14th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers and participants with boats to help out on...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:42am