Millville


Thrifty instrument deals available for the holidays and year-round

When a passion and appreciation for music attains the kind of longevity that Adam Gordon’s has, a music lover will inevitably find themself returning to what they love. That’s precisely what Gordon did when he began Musician’s Thrift Shop,...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:42am

Shop of the Four Sisters changes hands in time for Thanksgiving

For years Carole, Donna, Ellie and Vickie have been the familiar faces around the Shop of the Four Sisters. They have spent countless hours scouring garage sales, antique shops and auction houses, looking for choice items that they could restore...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:58pm

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event. The news confirmed rumors that have...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Biden, Castle, Markell, Denn, Stewart, Parish, Hocker and Atkins top vote-getters in elections

The votes are in!

In a historic election year, Americans have elected the first-ever African-American president and the first-ever vice-president from Delaware, and Delawareans overall contributed to that victory with their own votes,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 4:47am

Hocker running on record of achievement

For state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th), running for re-election to his state House of Representatives seat is as much about what he has done already as it is about his vision for the future.

“My first time running [against Shirley Price], I...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 8:19am

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:59am

Giddins settles in Millville after high-flying start

Dr. Danielle Giddins, M.D., is now taking patients at her Millville office, above Halpern Eye Associates on Route 26.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Dr. Danielle Giddins sitting in her Millville office at Halpern Eye Associates...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:51am

Mahoney opens up legal channels in Millville area

There is no shortage of real estate attorneys at the beach. People are covered for wills and estates. But what about for other legal matters?

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Meaghan Mahoney will offer residents of the area legal...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:34am

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and...

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 4:37am

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

The CAC approved a resolution...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:51am

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:47am

Beaver Dam Road to be closed through spring

Residents, business owners and others who make regular use of Beaver Dam Road between Peppers Corner Road and Substation Road west of Ocean View are likely to get to know alternatives to the popular route very well in the coming months. Delaware...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 9:04am

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 8:21am

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32am

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Special to the Coastal Point • John Dux
Candidates for state office, Bryon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:26am

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:57am

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:24am

Millville man dies after domestic incident

A 51-year-old Millville man shot and killed himself near his home in Ocean Air Park on Sunday morning, Sept. 14, after police arrived at his home in response to reports of a domestic incident between him and his wife.

Michael Clogg, 51,...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical storm leaves minimal impact on Delaware coast

Update, Sept. 6, 7:14 p.m. -- With Tropical Storm Hanna clear of the Delmarva Peninsula as late afternoon and evening arrived on Saturday, residents and visitors alike turned out by the dozens to check out the storm-tossed waves of the Atlantic...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 11:54pm

Tropical storm watch in effect; 3 to 5 inches of rain, 40 mph winds expected

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Hanna, which is forecast to track along the East Coast this weekend and bring gusty winds and heavy rain to Delaware. Forecasters expect...

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:12am

Route 26 sewer project starting up again

With two months of construction behind them in the multi-year work to extend central sewer service along Route 26 through Millville, business owners along the busy road said in March that fears of major traffic tie-ups seriously impacting their...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:09am

Sussex County EOC monitoring tropical storms

Officials at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they were closely monitoring Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to pass off the coast of...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Police seeking Millville man in connection with burglary

The Delaware State Police announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, that they are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Millville man who is wanted in connection to a residential burglary that occurred on July 28.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 11:06am

BREAKING NEWS: Delaware Electric Co-op issues peak alert for Wednesday, Thursday

Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking all Delaware Electric Co-op members to voluntarily conserve or limit energy usage between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, when its membership is expected to be using the greatest...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:06am

Lavender and Lace teams up with artistic influence

As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and business partners Pauline Blasena and Sandy Wilgus are bringing the adage to life. Earlier this month, Wilgus teamed up with Blasena’s Millville shop of antiques and...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:13am

Team Nessa makes way for special guest

There’s not a brick or any mortar in sight, yet Justin’s Beach House will be welcoming its first guest this September, just in time for the Make-a-Wish Triathlon at Sea Colony.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:49am

Police crack Ocean View-area theft ring

Ocean View police have filed 56 charges each against a pair of suspects in connection with a widespread series of thefts throughout the Ocean View area in the last two months. Additional arrests in the cases and more than 100 charges against the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:53am

Theft victim gets back some items

When Rick Hundley and his wife woke up on July 21 and discovered that their Cabriolet convertible had been replaced in the driveway of their Bethany Lakes home by two bicycles, they were pretty sure it wasn’t a guerilla statement on “green”...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:48am

Progress continues on library’s construction, fundraising and activities

The renovation and expansion of the South Coastal Library and Joshua M. Freeman Cultural Center is proceeding on a schedule that should allow for a “grand” reopening in the spring of 2009. Please drive by the Kent Avenue location to see the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:39am

Chamber’s arts festival expands

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BFACC) 30th annual award-winning Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:36am

Millville fire hall to hold poker tournament

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23, at its firehouse on Route 26. Entry fee is $100, with two $25 re-buys available.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dealing begins at 7 p...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 9:29am

So, an egret walks into an auto shop

It was Monday morning, the start of a new work week at Mike & Paul’s Auto Repair on Route 26 in Millville. Owners Mike and Kerry Blizzard were swamped with customers needing help with their cars. And they weren’t the only ones looking for...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:49am

State ramping up for Route 26 projects

The Route 26 roadway improvement project planned for the 4 miles between St. George’s Church in Clarksville and the Assawoman Canal is now expected to begin in 2011 and conclude in 2014, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:49am

Millville by the Sea opens its doors to the public

Earlier this month, a group of developers finally brought forth to the public one of the most innovative communities the area has seen in decades. The long-anticipated homes of the Millville by the Sea master-planned community were unveiled at...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:02am

Bids opened in Indian River Inlet Bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:45pm

Trees to be one casualty of Route 26 project

According to George Economos, the sycamore trees in front of his home in Millville are landmarks. They are part of the town’s history and deserve preservation. They greet the visitor on the way to the beach and let them know they are almost there...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:39pm

Police imposter robs motorist

Troopers seek information on suspect

The Delaware State Police mid-week were investigating a robbery that occurred Monday, June 30, about10:15 p.m., after a person imposing as a police officer allegedly stopped a motorist and took their...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:58am

BREAKING NEWS: Bids opened in inlet bridge project

With a contract for the design and construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge expected to be awarded in July, Skanska USA Civil Southeast Inc. is the apparent winning design-build team for the project, which could start construction in...

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:22am

A Father’s Day story from Bill Cobb’s daughter

There is a special bond between fathers and daughters. No one can explain it, but we all know it exists. I have always felt it with my dad. I see it with my husband and our two daughters. I see it when my son holds his 3-week-old daughter and the...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:19am

Tree hits town hall

Strong winds and heavy rain hit the area late on Wednesday afternoon, as residents braced for possible severe weather while under a tornado watch that covered the entire Delmarva Peninsula until 8 p.m.

About 5 p.m. Wednesday, rotating...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 1:26pm

Casapula looks back at 20 years in the sandwich biz

For Al Casapula, owning Al Casapula’s Subs, Steaks and Pizza has been a dream come true. Having it become what is has over its 20-year lifespan has been a dream surpassed.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Al Casapula’s Subs, Steaks...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:51am

Subity sworn in to Millville council

The Millville Town Council is at full strength again, following the swearing-in of its newest council member, Jon Subity, at the May 13 council meeting.

Subity fills the seat formerly occupied by Joan Bennett, who announced earlier this...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:20am

Full steam ahead for Millville's new seafood shop

Few things say “summertime at the beach” quite like a fresh bushel of steamed crabs smothered in Old Bay and piping hot corn on the cob, which is precisely what Joe Parsons had in mind when he decided to open Steamers, Millville’s soon-to-be...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 6:41am

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS: Storm causes flooding, damage, road closures, boat beaching

Photos from the May 12-13 storm are shown in slideshow format below, with newer photos toward the end. All photos are copyright © Coastal Point, LLC, and may not be used without express permission of the Coastal Point.

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Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:44am

BREAKING NEWS: Inlet Bridge, Route 1 reopen

The Delaware State Police and Department of Transportation reopened Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fred Hudson Road/Road 360 north of Bethany Beach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge late Tuesday afternoon, following a detailed inspection of the...

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:17am

Chamber welcomes Deserie Lawrence

Deserie Lawrence hit the ground running, starting her new job as sales, marketing and events manager at the Bethany Fenwick Chamber of Commerce just the week before the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
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Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 7:08am

Subs surface on area doorsteps

Quiznos has become synonymous with the fast-growing businesses booming with today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Just three years ago, “Entrepreneur” magazine ranked the toasty sub chain No. 2 in the top franchises of 2005. This year, Quiznos kicked off...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:51am

Lord Baltimore Elementary students learn to 'Just Say No'

The fourth- and fifth-graders of Lord Baltimore were treated to a special presentation on April 17, of “Tar Wars” a nationwide program that started in Colorado, designed to educate America’s youth about the dangers of smoking.

Dr. Cedrick...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 5:04am

New recycling area decided on in Millville

Green-minded people in the area can again rejoice — a recycling drop-off location is coming back to the Millville area.

Millville Mayor Donald Minyon announced during the town’s April 8 council meeting that the Millville Group had found a...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 9:14am

April showers bring rain barrels, native plants and more to Millville

This May, the nearly new, modern Millville town hall, with its earthy monochromatic color scheme and plush green grass will soon look a little different. A little more… natural.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Native plantings...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 9:11am