Millville


Dirtbikes stolen from home garage in Bethany Bay

A local resident is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in relation to an incident at her family’s Bethany Bay home this week, when suspects entered her garage in late-night hours and stole two dirt bikes.

According to...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville prepares for hefty June agenda

Millville Town Council members cut through their pending June 16 agenda at a council workshop on Tuesday, May 22, discussing a myriad of resolutions, ordinances, policies and proposed legislation that will, if adopted, change many aspects of how...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

CIB proposes pilot 'town hall habitat' in Millville

Sally Boswell, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ education and outreach coordinator, has been seeing something special when she drives past Millville Town Hall. Boswell said she considers the modest lot on Route 26, with a drainage swale...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:57am

Gas prices rise and stress local budgets

Jack Keevill, a 79-year-old retired school custodian and maintenance man, receives one pension check each month, worth less than $700. The Millville resident said he sometimes depends on friends and family members to cover bills and everyday...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:55am

Millville re-examines agreement

Millville Town Council members were deluged with concerns from developers at their Tuesday-night workshop, in the wake of adoption of a public works agreement framework at their most recent council meeting.

The agreement is designed to...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:47am

Millville short on transfer tax revenue

Millville Town Manager Linda Collins and Administrative Assistant Debbie Botchie said they regretted having to report at Tuesday night’s council workshop that the town had come up short on year-end projects for transfer tax revenue.

While...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:46am

Push for special Millville tax

Fresh on the heels of a pitch by former Sussex County Administrator Bob Stickels, Millville Town Council members heard again on Tuesday the recommendation that the town quickly pursue the power to create special tax districts that could help the...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:49am

Millville adopts budget, adds staff and MBS phase

Millville Town Council members on Tuesday, April 10, adopted the towns largest-ever budget, coming in at $393,500 for the 2008 fiscal year.

The growth in the town’s budget reflects the growth in its boundaries and local development as a...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:36am

Millville honoring Droney for 20 years of public service

It was 1999, and Donald Minyon had only recently moved full-time to Millville when tragedy struck at the house next door. The neighbor’s home exploded in flames, threatening Minyon’s home and startling his family.

“Tim was first council...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:33am

Millville at center of future growth

In recent years, the development presence east of Millville in Delaware’s “quiet resorts” has been visibly undeniable. Second-home buyers have flocked with their families to the beaches in the summer, congesting area roads and patronizing area...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:48am

Minyon selected as Millville mayor

Don Minyon was sworn in to his first full term on the Millville Town Council on Tuesday night, but the man who filled the seat left open last year by the resignation of former Mayor Gary Willey also took on a bigger job on March 13, with his...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Banks brings youthful perspective to council

Kami Banks has been out of college for less than three years, but she has been spending many of her Tuesday nights during that time attending meetings of the Millville Town Council.

The 24-year-old daughter of Russell and Mackie Banks, who...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville de-annexes school property

Two dozen Millville voters on Saturday cast their ballots in favor of de-annexing the final remaining portion of the Lord Baltimore Elementary School property that is not in the town of Ocean View.

The move clears the way for that...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Artisans' Bank coming to Millville in fall

Millville is getting another bank. After some confusion and the approval of two variances last week, Artisans’ Bank officials expect to begin building the company’s newest branch at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Cedar Drive, adjacent to...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Poker back on the table at Millville fire hall

Herb Dulin remembers when poker was “taboo.” Groups of friends would gather in side rooms or basements to play the game, but it was not plastered on television screens worldwide or popular in the mainstream. A lot has changed.

“...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Final MBS annexation moves ahead

After an extra effort made to notify surrounding property owners of the request for the Town of Millville to annex a 168-acre parcel as a final phase of Millville by the Sea, town officials were rewarded on Feb. 15 with a comparative wealth of...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

County approves Harlton development

County officials approved a plan on Feb. 8 to build 197 single-family homes on environmentally sensitive land northwest of Millville and across the street from a larger development approved last month.

Representatives of the developers,...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville adds new staff

In a clear indication of how much the town has grown and is expected to grow in the coming years, Millville Town Council members at their Feb. 13 meeting voted to expand the town’s existing staff from two full-time positions, one part-time...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville discusses spending, tax possibilities

Millville town officials on Tuesday sought after ways to cut spending and discussed raising comparatively low tax rates to cover a potential 2008-fiscal-year budget shortfall. The need to add staff or take some positions full-time and extra...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville Group provides MBS progress update

Early progress on the 3,000-home Millville By the Sea master-planned community (MPC) in Millville is “moving along very well,” according to Bob Harris of the Millville Group, one of several developers on the project and the managing entity of the...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

No council elections in Millville this year

Millville will not hold a general election in 2007, with all three of the town council seats open for candidates this year going uncontested as last Friday’s deadline to file for council candidacy passed.

Incumbents Donald Minyon and...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Route 26, local roads widening still in doubt

The fate of a long-anticipated project to widen Route 26 from the Assawoman Canal to unincorporated Clarksville now parallels that of a package of fee and tax increases introduced by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in her 2008-fiscal-year budget proposal...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Need for Millville election unclear

Whether Millville will have a general election this year remained unclear this week, as the filing deadline for town council candidacy — today, Friday, Feb. 2 — loomed. But there will be voting in the town on March 3, regardless, with a...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville considers additional MPC annexation

It was the first of the Millville Annexation Committee’s regular meetings — now set on the third Thursday of every month — and it was an important one in the town’s future.

The Jan. 18 meeting among the three council members who sit on the...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Family safe but homeless after Friday fire

An early morning fire on Friday, Jan.19, left six members of the Morris family unharmed, but without a home, when their house at 32647 Omar Road was destroyed in the blaze. The Millville Fire Department was dispatched to the call at 3:03 a.m. and...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Millville-by-the-Sea breaks ground

After a long series of proposals, meetings, hearings and approvals — and with many more pending — Delaware’s largest-ever-approved development was scheduled to break ground at 1 p.m. yesterday in Millville.

Developers of Millville by the...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Pet Shop fish killed by vandals

When Willia Peoples, owner of the Millville Pet Stop, arrived at work on Friday, she was not filled with the cheer that normally comes with an impending three-day holiday weekend. Vandals had poured detergent into the outdoor man-made pond that...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville approves 114-townhome plan

Millville Town Council members on Dec. 12 gave their unanimous approval to the preliminary plan for Windhurst Manor, a 114-townhome subdivision on 24.5 acres off the west side of Windmill Drive. The “Martin-Howard” property was annexed into the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville house-moving ban reconsidered

Millville Town Council members met with town planning firm URS again on Nov. 30, for another in its series of full reviews of draft ordinances for the town. URS’s Kyle Gulbronson brought a full slate of supplemental ordinances for the council...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville man dies in Route 1 accident

A 33-year-old Millville resident died Monday from injuries resulting from a morning accident on southbound Route 1 between Dewey and Bethany Beach.

Delaware State Police said that James Beauchamp was driving south at an excessive rate of...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bear Trap brings back popular home tour

Village of Bear Trap Dunes’ home owners are looking beyond this holiday week toward the coming holiday season, and are again decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees and décor, as part of plans to host the fourth Bear Trap-sponsored...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tour giving thanks for local artists

This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the 12th annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), when 15 of the top artists and crafters in the state open their studios to the public.

The free tour runs this Friday, Nov. 24, and...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville establishes annexation fee

For those near-Millville residents who’ve tired of explaining that they live “out in the county,” between points A and B — bad news. It will now cost $750 to be considered for townieship.

Millville town council unanimously established the...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Super Giant selling generic drugs for $3.99

Local and statewide residents can now save money on generic drug costs. Almost mirroring a Wal-Mart plan launched in Tampa, Fla. almost two months ago, Giant is using its Super Giant Delaware stores as a test for a $3.99 generic drug plan.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beebe opens Millville walk-in center

Locals who get sick or suffer a minor injury over the weekend now have somewhere to go. Starting Nov. 3, the Beebe Weekend Walk-In Medical Center in Millville is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday’s and Saturday’s and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville commences in-depth zoning overhaul

Millville officials sat down Nov. 8 for the first in a series of marathon discussions about the town’s zoning ordinances, beginning a page-by-page review of a draft ordinance from consulting planner Kyle Gulbronson of URS.

While the review...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

St. George's celebrates 190th anniversary

More than 200 people packed the pews of St. George’s United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 22, to celebrate the 190th year anniversary of the ministry. The real joy for those at the event was not only in gathering together past and...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville begins ordinance updates

Millville officials are facing booming development; out-of-date, boilerplate ordinances; and increasingly intense scrutiny as the town annexes surrounding areas and becomes home to thousands of new residents. But they’re not sitting idly by and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville council bans house moves

The Millville Town Council at their Oct. 10 meeting unanimously approved a resolution banning the moving of homes within the town. Deputy Mayor Joan Bennett proposed the resolution as a stop-gap measure pending the town approving a permanent...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Home Depot plans start this week

At the Sept. 12 Millville Town Council meeting, Interim Mayor Tim Droney fielded questions about the controversial Home Depot planned for the edge of the town, next to unincorporated Townsend Acres.

He clarified that no permits for the...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Minyon named to Millville Town Council

With the recent retirement of Mayor Gary Willey, Millville Town Council members had some decisions to make at their Sept. 12 meeting. The first was the selection of a new council member to fill his seat. The second was which of them should serve...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Passed amendment allows Millville impact fee

In a special session last week scheduled to appoint judges, Sen. George Bunting (D-20th) and the state senate passed an amendment to Millville’s charter, allowing the town to implement impact fees.

Bunting said earlier this week that the...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.

Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber wins national award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.

The ACCE hands out awards for...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hurricane preparation key

A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hallmark to open this week

Boxes still line the store. Some glass stands are already filled with merchandise. Others sit empty. But in the next week, the boxes will be gone and the shelves will be stocked in the only Hallmark Gold Crown store in coastal Delaware south of...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Rec and cultural facility should attract all

Not one of the nearly 15 neighbors who attended Millville’s special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1 regarding the proposed recreation center within the Millville by the Sea project complained about the size of the 56,000-square-foot building. No one...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Trendz salon opens

Vacationers looking for bad-hair-day remedies or just a little relaxation can look no further than Trendz, a Millville salon that opened five weeks ago by owner Kimberlee Cullen.

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Trendz owner Kimberlee...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Local restaurateur helping Beebe intitiative

A couple months ago, Michelle Parrill, a part-owner of Millville’s Fat Tuna Grill, read an article about Beebe Medical Center buying land in Clarksville and asking for money to help fund the proposed full-services medical facility.

After...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm