Millville


BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in alleged MVFC embezzlement charged

Delaware State Police have arrested a 36-year-old Dagsboro man after an audit of a local fire company’s accounts reveal he allegedly stole more than $190,000 in funds.

Justin K. Oakley turned himself into detectives Tuesday, May 10, after...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:11am

BREAKING NEWS: State inspection reveals close to $200,000 allegedly embezzled from MVFC

A fiscal inspection report released by the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) on Tuesday, May 10, reported that $190,433.61 was allegedly embezzled from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) by their former treasurer...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:39am

Millville council considers sign update and peddler fees

The Millville Town Council discussed a little of everything during two April meetings, with topics ranging from food trucks to cell phone towers.

Food trucks and other vendors don’t currently have a permitting system in town. On April 26,...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:29am

MVFC members receive Phoenix Awards for life-saving measures

Coastal Point • Submitted: Among the Millville VFC members recognized for their life-saving efforts were: Stephen Gilbert, Dillon Baker, John Watson, Brian McConlogue, Aaron Driscoll, Marissa Carmello, Robert Richardson, Madeline McGrath and Doug...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 5:11am

BART promises show to remember with ‘An Affair to Forget’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast of ‘An Affair to Forget’ is all laughs during rehearsals on Thursday, April 7. The show is set to premiere at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on Thursday, April 21.You’ve seen them at Thanksgiving...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:44am

Princesses, Pirates & Pancakes

Cinderalla, Snow White, Elsa, Anna, Tinkerbell and a boatload of pirates! Millville United Methodist Church and the Millville Town Hall played host to the Get Well Gabby Foundation’s fundraiser, “Princesses, Pirates and Pancakes,” on Saturday,...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:32am

Local towns win park/playground grants from DNREC

Local park projects are getting their day in the sun after the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) announced its 2015 grant awards. Across the state, DNREC’s Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Trails Program...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:05am

‘Beer to Drink Music To’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: ‘Rock and Roll Over’ by KISS spins on ‘Vintage & Vinyl Night’ at the Dogfish Head Bewery in Milton.The countdown to Record Store Day is on.

While the national event will see more than 400...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:08am

Community pulls together for Kramer

Two organizations are holding fundraisers next weekend to help the family of Trevor Kramer, a local teen who died last month, with medical and funeral expenses.

The After-School Club of Hearts in Millville will sponsor a Quarter Auction on...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:53am

Mentalist duo to appear at Dickens Parlour Theatre

Jeff and Tessa Evason are coming to Millville later this month to entertain with a demonstration of the “paranormal,” representatives of Dickens Parlour Theatre announced this week.

“Since 1983, the Evasons, who are based in Toronto and...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:11am

Millville looks at signage — including political signs

The Millville Town Council’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, March 22, could be called a “sign” of the times.

A major topic of discussion was the council’s proposed amendments to its sign regulations — particularly referring to political...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:42am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Millville United Methodist invites community to Last Supper

Special to the Coastal Point • Anne Martel: Cast members get into character as part of a dress rehearsal for a dramatization of the Last Supper, to be performed at Millville United Methodist Church on Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24.As...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:15pm

Steven Small appointed to seat on Millville Town Council

After hosting a public forum in February, the Millville Town Council decided on March 9 to appoint Steven Small to fill a one-year vacancy on the council.

On Feb. 23, the Town held a public forum to learn more about the candidates — Tony...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:08pm

‘A Musical Celebration’ to run at Dickens this Friday and Saturday

The band is getting back together. And they’re headed to Millville.

For the third consecutive year, the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) will present Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney live at the Dickens Parlour Theatre. The career...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:48am

Millville By the Sea is planning its next neighborhood

Millville By the Sea is planning to open 103 lots in its next development phase, and the Millville Planning & Zoning Committee met March 1 to review a preliminary site plan submitted by Millville Town Center LLC for MBTS’s next subdivision,...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:25pm

Millville candidates get their say at public forum

Three candidates have offered their services to fill a one-year vacancy on the Millville Town Council.

Before extending an invitation to any of them, the council hosted a Feb. 23 public forum, to learn more about those candidates — Tony...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:14am

Homeward Hound: The story of Ricky the Chihuahua

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Ricky braved 19 days of winter weather, wandered 5 miles away from home and lost half his body weight in the process, but is now safe at home.Imagine living out in the elements, outside of your warm home, for 19...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:11am

Millville to host public forum with council appointee candidates

The Millville Town Council will get some new faces in the coming weeks, with two seats up for election this year and a vacant council seat to be filled.

After councilman Harry Kent passed away, three residents offered to fill his seat. The...

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:40am

Dickens’ Bloch: Theaters need flexibility for signage

When enjoying a night on the town, people see what’s playing before buying tickets to a show. But the Town of Millville’s sign regulations have complicated things, according to the owner of Dickens Parlour Theatre on Route 26.

“We are here...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:51pm

BART offering election relief with ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ at Dickens

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Director Oksana Farber and the cast of BART’s ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ gather during rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 2.Whether they’re Democrats, Republicans or really more of a Nader guy, audience members will still be...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:55am

Millville residents warm to the idea of ambulance fee

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) still has details to hash out, but the Town of Millville appears quite receptive to a community-wide discount ambulance service.

At the Jan. 26 town council workshop, MVFC EMS Chief John Watson...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:33am

Hocker’s farewell: ‘My heart is with Millville’

It was an emotional Tuesday evening in Millville, as outgoing Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. retired from the Millville Town Council on Jan. 12, after more than a dozen years.

“It’s really hard to step away from something that you love. I...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:38am

Millville freeholders won’t gain voting rights after council vote

Before retiring as Millville mayor, Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. led the town council in shooting down the proposed right of non-resident property owners to vote and to run in town council elections, at least for now.

Having recently moved...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:36am

After 14 years of service, Hocker steps aside

In March 2002, the son of a prominent local businessman and politician took the oath to serve the Town of Millville as a councilman. And Tuesday night he announced he is taking a step back from handling town business, ending a journey that saw...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:10am

Three candidates needed for Millville council

The Town of Millville is currently accepting nominations to fill a vacant spot on the town council, as well as candidates for two seats with regular two-year terms.

The seats up for election are currently held by Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr....

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:44am

Millville VFC proposes flat fees for ambulance ‘insurance’

As the name implies, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company serves the community primarily on a volunteer basis. However, 11 EMS staffers are paid to ensure local ambulance coverage. Now, to improve its 24-hour ambulance service, MVFC is proposing...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:45am

Millville may extend voting rights to non-residents

To combat a lack of public participation, the Millville Town Council could soon allow nonresidents to vote and hold public office.

On Dec. 22, the council reviewed Resolution 16-02, a town charter amendment involving nine changes, which...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:43am

Subway manager connects with customer, community

Coastal Point • Kerin Magill: Elizabeth ‘Ellie’ Cordoba, store manager at Subway in the Millville Town Center, has been on a mission to give her new friend, Mr. R and his wife a merry Christmas by organizing a Christmas meal, a few gifts and...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:50am

BREAKING NEWS: Hearing on non-resident voting in Millville set for Tuesday

A lack of public participation could push the Millville Town Council to allow non-residents to vote and hold public office.

Citizens are being invited to comment on Resolution 16-02, a town charter amendment including nine changes, ranging...

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 9:01am

Petco gets approval for store in Millville Town Center

A nationally-known pet store is close to getting its final approvals to come to Millville.

The Millville Town Council has approved a preliminary site plan and final site plan for Petco, a retailer of pet supplies and services, with more...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:19am

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ now showing

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast and crew of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is putting a new spin on an old classic at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville this weekend.Chances are you’ve seen the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street”...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:20pm

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Millville Holiday Market a place to get things done

Local shopping and one-of-a-kind gifts will return to Millville at the town’s 3rd Annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 5. The holiday shop runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millville Town Hall and across the street, at the Millville United...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:04am

No firearms, explosives permitted in Millville town buildings

With Millville’s passage of an ordinance set in motion in August by the state General Assembly, firearms are not permitted in town buildings — or any building even temporarily serving as a town building.

According to Town Attorney Seth...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:53pm

Route 26 update includes another road closure at Railway

As part of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, Railway Road will have a one-week detour this coming week. Railway Road will remain completely open in Millville, except where it intersects with Route 26. The intersection needs to be...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:20am

New murder mystery to debut at Dickens in time for Halloween

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast of ‘Complicity’ rehearses for opening night at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Pictured, from left, are: Anthony Chiffolo, Veronica Bona, Mike Mall. Lori Ingram, Carolyn Robinson (on the couch) and...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:12am

Pumpkin Festival returning to Millville this Saturday

Millville’s annual Pumpkin Festival will return this weekend, offering families the chance to enjoy fun fall festivities.

Former Millville mayor Don Minyon created the event in 2009 as a way to showcase the town.

“The driving force...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:32pm

Fall Festival ready to kick off at Lord Baltimore next Saturday

This week, kids will want to go to school on a Saturday, as students and the community are being invited to Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fall Festival — a day of games, food and fun. The Fall Festival has been rescheduled from Saturday,...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:26pm

Millville doing its part to support emergency services

New resolution targets impact fees to MVFC

This past June, the Town of Millville passed a resolution that amended its fee schedule for the 2016 fiscal year, to include a $500 impact fee charged on new residential and commercial construction...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Songwriter documentary, performance set for Sept. 28

Grammy-winning songwriter and musician Scot Sax is looking to show audiences the not-so-glamorous side of being a successful songwriter in his debut documentary, “Platinum Rush,” which will be shown at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:56am

Millville approves plans for new building

The Millville Town Council voted unanimously at its Sept. 8 council meeting to approve the plans for its new municipal building.

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: This rendition of the new municipal building for Millville was met...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:56am

‘Hate Mail’ to open BART season at Dickens

The Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) will be kicking off its 2015-2016 season next week, opening with “Hate Mail,” a comedy by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky.

The play will open Thursday, Sept. 17, with tickets costing $25 each, and...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:44am

Casting call set for upcoming BART comedy production

Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART) is inviting local drama buffs to try out for some of the group’s fall offerings. BART, which perform at the Dickens Theater at 3575 Atlantic Avenue in Millville, will begin the season’s first production, “...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:56am

Millville adopts significant updated zoning ordinances

How long does it take to approve a 30-page draft zoning ordinance? About 25 minutes (plus or minus a year).

The Millville Town Council unanimously approved a zoning overhaul during one of their shortest meetings of the year, on Aug...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 4:15am

Millville Town Hall to get new ‘in-house’ computer server

The Millville Town Council made some long-term decisions at its July 14 meeting. Besides approving a new computer server for town hall, they nearly concluded talks about a proposed zoning overhaul.

The council unanimously opted to purchase...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 8:27pm

Fourth of July festivities galore this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Young paraders carry the Bethany Beach sign at the front of a past annual Fourth of July Celebration parade.To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans gather together each year to...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:44am

Millville Town Council bites into substantial zoning overhaul

Before an audience of one reporter on June 23, Millville Town Council began the first of several meetings to review a 30-page zoning overhaul. Last year, the mayor had formed a committee specifically to modernize the zoning district regulations...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1:06pm

Millville Town Peddler to host exhibit by Emily North

The Millville Town Peddler announce this week that it is hosting artist Emily North for a month-long exhibit.

North recently graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a major in art education. In the fall, she will begin teaching art in...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:18am