Millsboro

Millsboro Downtown Partnership decides to take hiatus

Community members, Millsboro residents and business owners met with state officials last week to have an open discussion about local issues and needs. During the meeting, Jessica Wiggins — president of the nonprofit Millsboro Downtown Partnership...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:57am

Markell talks water, transportation with Chamber

Gov. Jack Markell spoke to members of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce last week about his proposals to improve the state’s transportation and water.

“We got some issues in the state that we’ve got to deal with,” he said.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:27am

Clapping allowed:East Millsboro teacher inspires with fun and encouragement

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: East Millsboro Elementary School teacher Jason Orlen strives to make learning fun for his fifth-grade students. His efforts has landed him the school’s Teacher of the Year honors.Teacher Jason Orlen knows that kids...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:36am

Millsboro Chamber offers scholarship to seniors

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is offering Dagsboro and Millsboro high-school seniors the chance to receive one of two $1,000 scholarships.

“You do have to be attending a two- or four-year higher-learning center,” explained Amy...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:35am

Millsboro art league hosting spring art competition and show

The Gallery at Millsboro Art League (MAL) is currently filled with artwork by members and other area artists. The Spring Art Show, including work by both professional and emerging artists, will be on display through March 28 in the MAL gallery at...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:01am

Millsboro artists capture life in color

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: A close-up of Darla Hilton’s, ‘Insomnia.’Color popped from the depths of works in Millsboro Art League’s 2014 Art Show & Contest. From warm-red parrots and orange-speckled ocean waves to expertly applied...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 8:23am

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Millsboro Chamber prepares for annual bridal show

Brides-to-be will be heading to Millsboro this Saturday for the 19th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show.

Held on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center, the show offers something for everyone, while planning...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:59am

Millsboro Automart gets facelift

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Millsboro Automart’s newly rennovated showroom boasts fun automotive memororabilia that can be enjoyed by customers while shopping for a new or used car.Millsboro Automart has been a part of the Preston Automotive...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:06am

Millsboro Art League to host Spring Art Competition

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) has released a call for artists for its Spring Art Competition & Show, to be held March 2-28 in the MAL gallery at 203 Main Street in Millsboro.

The competition is unrestricted and will include artwork in...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:46am

Memorial Day flags offer chance to honor any hero

When Harriet Windsor drove through Lewes last spring, she was amazed to see 300 full-sized American flags waving together for Memorial Day.

That’s what she wants to bring to Route 113.

The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club has begun...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:45am

Millsboro officials discuss zoning, water credits

The Millsboro Town Council this week voted to approve on a first reading a proposed amendment to the Medium-Density Residential (MR) district, after Richard and Jennifer Spinks requested to open an early childhood development center on West State...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:13pm

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Appeal filed over Pinnacle Way remediation plan

Citizens’ group Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) and the Inland Bays Foundation Inc. have submitted an appeal to the Delaware Environmental Appeals Board after the Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s)...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:43am

Millsboro Chamber of Commerce to hold sock hop Feb. 1

Calling all chickies, cool cats, greasers and motor heads! If you’re looking for a good time out on the town, then look no further. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Millsboro Sock Hop.

“Kevin...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:32am

Investigation continues into double murder

Delaware State Police homicide detectives this week were conducting an investigation into the murder of two Millsboro men after the men were found dead inside of a Millsboro residence early Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:47pm

Holt Furnishings puts new twist on established store

For 15 years, Richard Holt’s Payless Furniture was a staple of the Millsboro area — but now, with a new owner and a new name, Holt Furnishings is offering something more.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Audrey Holt Harkins, daughter of...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:33pm

Possible zoning changes for early learning center discussed

The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether it will consider changing town zoning to allow for an early childhood development center on West State Street.

“It is our passion to bring our education and experience to the town...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:44pm

O’Mara approves Pinnacle Way remediation plan

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara on Dec. 24 issued a Secretary’s Order approving the final plan of remedial action for the Pinnacle Way site near Millsboro, formerly a Vlasic...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:55am

Battle over redevelopment of former Vlasic plant continues

Residents of the area surrounding the former Pinnacle Foods site near Millsboro, along with various Delaware officials, are waiting to hear the outcome of last week’s public hearing regarding the proposed remediation plan for the Brownfields site...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:47am

Proposed remedial action for Millsboro plant sees opposition

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) this week held the final public hearing regarding its proposed plan for remedial action for the former Vlasic Pickle plant near Millsboro.

The Delaware...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:37am

Millsboro Chamber thanks volunteers, inducts new board

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce recently held a volunteer recognition dinner and inducted its new officers and board of directors.

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce recently inducted its new...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:28am

Two men arrested in connection with Millsboro-area burglaries

Last Friday, 38-year-old Alex Sczcytkowski of Millsboro and 31-year-old Dale Parker of Elkton, Md., were arrested by the Delaware State Police after receiving tips the two were inside an unoccupied residence, allegedly committing a burglary....

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:54am

Millville gets positive audit report, MBS update

The Millville Town Council this week approved a positive report from the Town’s audit for the 2013 fiscal year. At the Dec. 10 council meeting, Herb Geary from the TGM Group congratulated the Town on a very good year.

“We feel very good...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:49am

Millsboro Art League to host annual Holiday Sale

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 5:05am

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Millsboro to revisit plans to reroute truck route in January

Earlier this week the Millsboro Town Council voted unanimously to revisit potentially creating an ordinance to restrict truck traffic though its downtown area.

The idea was first presented by councilman Greg Hastings at the October...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:26am

Agent from Bethany Travel attends Disney conference

Cindy McCabe from Bethany Travel was among nearly 500 travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 2013 Disney’s Ear Marked Conference — a program especially designed for agencies with...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:53am

Millsboro council discusses traffic congestion, truck ordinance

Earlier this month, the Millsboro Town Council discussed traffic congestion and the possibility of an ordinance to restrict truck traffic through the downtown area.

“Many of us feel we have a traffic issue through this town,” said...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:08am

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:05am

Millsboro to hold Family Nite Out

For more than five years, the Millsboro Police Department has been holding Family Nite Out in conjunction with trick-or-treating in the town.

“Originally, it started out as a way for the police to be involved in the community,” said Amy...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:41am

Screams at the Beach ready to offer a frighteningly good time

Those who enjoy being scared out of their wits need look no further. For the second year in a row, Screams at the Beach is offering Delawareans the chance to experience one of the scariest haunts in the country.

“We had two haunt review...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:24am

Millsboro men arrested for heroin dealing

Last Friday, 38-year-old Eric Howell and 28-year-old Jason Kehler, both of Millsboro, were arrested in connection with an alleged heroin sale made in Lewes.

Police said that, through an investigation by the Sussex County Governor’s Task...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:22am

Millsboro resident recalls service during WWII

During his World War II-era naval career, Millsboro resident Sam Keenan endured and survived many dangerous situations while fighting against the naval and air forces of the Japanese Empire.

Coastal Point photos • Submitted: World War II...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:05am

Botanical gardens sponsoring native plants presentation Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Tepper is the horticulturist...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:54am

Millsboro boy a poster-child for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Philip Stefanini is a typical fun-loving Millsboro boy who loves to paint and is passionate about everything to do with NASCAR. He’s different from many of his school friends, however, because he has a genetic condition that, amongst other things...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:31am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Cooter, General Lee coming to Millsboro Country Festival

This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.

“We needed a new idea for something in the area, as Big Thursday had kind of gone by the wayside,”...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:21pm

Biden announces free shredding events

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot to host event Saturday

Attorney General Beau Biden announced this week that his Consumer Protection Unit would be sponsoring consumer shredding events statewide this month to help consumers guard against identity...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:07pm

Land conservation workshop set for Sept. 24 in Millsboro

People who own land in Sussex County and may be interested in conserving their land can learn about voluntary land conservation options and the financial benefits of conserving their land and about organizations and programs that can help protect...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:04pm

Good Earth dinner to support Delaware Botanic Gardens

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Good Earth Market & Farm in Millville will hold another “From the Farm Dinner” with the help of local restaurateur Matt Haley of SoDel Concepts.

“Matt Haley just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Sue — I think it’d...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:55pm

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Dagsboro buy water from the Town of Millsboro, but for the last few years, they’ve paid for millions of...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:15am

Festival to transform Millsboro into hillbilly heaven

In less than a month, Millsboro will host its first Country Festival (formerly known as the Millbilly Festival), inviting everyone to embrace their inner redneck.

“Millsboro is very excited about this. I don’t go too many places where I’m...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:58am

Citizens’ group opposes poultry plant near Millsboro

POIR expresses concerns about pollution from new poultry farms

Members of Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) attended a meeting in Bethany Beach last week to raise concerns about the proposal to turn the former Vlasic Pickle plant into a...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:31am

Chimes seeks donations for wheelchair van

Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — is hoping to raise money to purchase a wheelchair van specifically for its enrichment program, which could help numerous people, including 23-year-old Sammy.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:24am

Public urged to voice their concerns about Harim application

Last week, Millsboro resident Kenny Haynes and Maria Payan, a Pennsylvania resident and consultant with national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, spoke to nearly 20 concerned citizens about the potential impacts of the Allen...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:59pm

Millsboro Chamber's annual golf classic to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 27.

For the first time in the tournament’s history, it will be benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:33pm

Police search for suspects in fatal Millsboro-area home invasion

A 41-year-old Millsboro man was killed in a home-invasion robbery on July 25, Delaware State Police reported this week.

According to police, the DSP was called to the 25000 block of North Berry Bramble Falls, off Bethesda Road, north of...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:22am

Head for the mills! Millsboro celebrates 30th Dam Mill 5k

In Millsboro, running is an age-old exercise that has reached an ripe old age, with the Dam Mill 5K set to shoot out of Cupola Park for the 30th year on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The name of the event hearkens back to Millsboro’s technological...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 4:26am

Concerts in the Park continue in Millsboro

Millsboro continues to bring music to its residents with its annual Concerts in the Park series, running through the summer. With a lineup of groups booked, and a concert already under its belt, the town is ready to bring residents more...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:31am