Millville

Millville fire deemed arson by marshal

An arson fire occurred in the early hours of Feb. 22 at JS Bennett & Son in Millville, causing an estimated $30,000 worth of damage, according to authorities.

Millville Volunteer Fire Company responded at 4:17 a.m. where they were...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:33am

Millville council reluctantly accepts sidewalk maintenance

Millville could build new sidewalks with federal funding, but the town council recently had to put some skin in the game by promising to maintain the proposed sidewalks, which they’ll offer to do in exchange for the land.

Although the...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:09am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Feb. 10 to Feb. 21

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues in Clarksville.

On Monday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Irons Lane to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:34am

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

Lord Baltimore admins reassigned in district

The Indian River School Board has decided not to completely oust former Lord Baltimore Elementary School principal John Turssline and assistant principal Melissa Oates. Although the two were suddenly removed from their positions at the school on...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:22am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Jan. 27 to Feb. 7

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project has begun in Clarksville.

On Monday, Jan. 27, to Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Powell Farm Road to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Changes made in Lord Baltimore principal, assistant principal

The parents and guardians of students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School received an automated phone call from Indian River School District Superintendent Susan Bunting on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, informing them that changes were being...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:23am

Construction begins on Route 26 improvements

Beach-bound traffic will experience the first official lane closures of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project next week, as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) got the go-ahead this week to begin construction on the years-long...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:48pm

Millville gives Dove Landing another three years to develop

Developers of the Dove Landing planned community have requested — and received — a second three-year extension from the Millville Town Council.

The final site plan for the still-undeveloped community was originally approved in December of...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:23pm

Tidewater looks to expand Millville water service

Tidewater Utilities has resolved a question that previously existed in a state of mystery: Millville should be getting expanded water service during the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project. Tidewater hopes to piggyback on the Delaware...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:57am

Mariner’s to hold annual Live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 18

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.

“It’s something that is nice… It’s nice to portray the birth of Jesus, which is...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:55am

Millville to hold first Holiday Market event this weekend

Those looking for a unique holiday gift can head to Millville this weekend, when the Town of Millville will hold its First Annual Holiday Market, to offer area residents the chance to get a jump of their holiday shopping.

“I was up at the...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:01am

Artist tour celebrating 19 years this Thanksgiving

This holiday weekend, art aficionados can stay warm in creative style while getting an early start on holiday shopping during the 19th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST).

“When it started, a group of seven local...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:10am

Council allows propane tank move at MBS

Millville By the Sea is a step closer to matching its original plans, as the Millville Town Council voted Nov. 12 to allow the community to relocate an existing propane tank to a permanent location and start thinking about the future.

When...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:58am

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

Verizon Wireless proposes antenna on Lord Baltimore

Verizon Wireless has proposed a new use for Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s chimney: an antenna platform.

Indian River School District invited Verizon representatives to share their vision for a telecommunications facility by attaching...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:25am

Tidepool Toys & Games to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Tidepool Toys & Games, located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, will join more than 600 independent toy stores across the country in celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Kids of all ages can come out to enjoy games,...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:55am

Millville Town Peddler to host young artist Claire Marino, Nov. 2

Millville Town Peddler announced this week that it will host local artist Claire Marino for a month-long exhibit and artist reception during November. The collection will be displayed at in the rear section of the shop, and the public can meet...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:48am

Aquacare Physical Therapy gives the spin on balance

October is National Physical Therapist Month, a time to inform the community of the benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapists can provide help for people with many different problems. One area of expertise that a physical therapist can...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 5:42am

DelDot tells public: Stay informed on Route 26

More than 100 people came to learn more about the State Route 26 Mainline construction project at a public hearing hosted by the Delaware Department of Transportation on Oct. 15.

DelDOT is preparing a nearly-three-year project to widen...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:29am

Millville approves Methodist church expansion

Ready to spread their wings, Millville United Methodist Church had their site plans unanimously approved at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Millville Town Council. The MUMC Board of Trustees hopes to construct a 3,200-square-foot social hall next to...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:26am

Dickens Parlour Theatre to host Houdini séance Oct. 31

From handcuffs and straitjackets to sealed water tanks, Harry Houdini, one of America’s first superstars, could escape from virtually anything. So confident in his abilities was he that he intended to defy his last inescapable prospect — death....

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:08am

Police looking for suspects in burning of American flag

On Sunday, Sept. 29, Pat Carey walked out of his home in the Summerfield community near Ocean View to go to his car, and saw that the American flag that had been flying from their garage had been burned during the night.

Coastal Point • R...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:37am

Get the facts at Route 26 meeting

After lots of talk and preparation, Route 26 construction season is nearly here, expected to last almost three years. People can learn exactly what that means at a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:36am

Area firefighters arrested in Maryland for destruction of property

Five Delaware residents, all area firefighters, were arrested last week after allegedly smashing mailboxes with watermelons in Bishopville, Md.

On Oct. 4, around 1 a.m., the Worcester County Sheriff’s office received a report that a dark...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:29am

Denn gets first-hand education at Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore Elementary School got a distinguished visitor Oct. 3 when Lt. Gov. Matt Denn visited to see just what makes a Delaware Recognition School. Denn visited each of the state’s 17 winners, also including John M. Clayton and Phillip C....

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:02am

Millville set to host fifth annual pumpkin festival

This weekend, Millville will kick off the post-summer season with its signature fall festival. The fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:57am

Route 26 Working Group prepares for public meeting

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently got to test-drive their State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project presentation, before taking the information public in less than two weeks. Community, business and...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:30am

Millville discusses accessory structure ordinance

At their workshop early this week, the Millville town council discussed the town’s ordinance regarding accessory structures in the R-1 Residential District. Town Engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS presented a draft ordinance to the council,...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:25am

Millville Walk-In Care closing for the season Sept. 30

Beebe Medical Center’s Millville Walk-In Care facility will close for the season Monday, Sept. 30, Beebe representatives announced this week. Beebe’s Millville primary-care physicians will continue to serve the community, they noted, and Beebe’s...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:53pm

BART to host cabaret night with Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney

The Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART), in partnership with the Dickens Parlour Theatre, this week announced its inaugural event for the 2013-2014 season. On Oct. 11 and 12, national touring artists Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney will present...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:21pm

Millville combines old and new with new town seal

Millville now has a new town seal to showcase the town’s history — and its present, in the Great Pumpkin Festival.

Millville Town Seal“Mayor [Gerry] Hocker and I were having a conversation, and I asked if he noticed we had purchased a...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:12pm

Information workshop planned for Route 26 improvements project

Construction to begin before end of year, according to officials

State officials will be holding a public workshop regarding the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, which is set to begin construction later this year, at South Coastal...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:08pm

Construction of Millville by the Sea’s Lifestyle Center under way

Coastal Point • Submitted: Homeowners at Millville By The Sea just can't wait for their Clubhouse to be completed. Shown (from left to right) breaking in the game room by playing a little hard-hat poker using 2x4 chips during a recent...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:03pm

Lord Baltimore successful with new traffic patterns

After traffic backed up at least 20 cars deep on Route 26 during the first week of the school year, Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s new traffic pattern has made major improvements this week.

Representatives from the Indian River School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:34am

Great Pumpkin Festival planned for Oct. 5

The Millville Town Council concluded its business on Sept. 10 in just nine minutes. Plans are in “full swing” for the Oct. 5 Great Pumpkin Festival, said Town Manager Debbie Botchie. Flyers are being distributed, and the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:33am

Beef-n-Beer to benefit mesothelioma research

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to raise money for mesothelioma research.

According to the Mayo Clinic, mesothelioma “is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:50am

Millville ‘tornado’ gets downgraded designation

Although many people saw what appeared to be a tornado in the Millville/Ocean View area on Sunday, Sept. 1, the National Weather Service confirmed this week that the phenomenon could only be called a funnel cloud.

“We actually had...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:30am

Millville Town Peddler to host artist Kelly Haskins

The Millville Town Peddler announced this week that it will host artist Kelly Haskins for a month-long exhibit and artist reception. The collection will be displayed at Millville Town Peddler, in the rear section, during September. Visitors can...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:30am

Local artists team up on new surfboard series

Millville Town Peddler announced this week that local surfboard shaper Clay Reynolds, of Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards, and local artist Amber Starr Davis, of Amber’s Custom Decks & Boards, have teamed up to create a new series of surfboards...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:29am

Millville to correct flooding issues at town hall property

After some ongoing drainage issues, Millville Town Councilman Harry Kent said this week that he had contacted and subsequently received a proposal from Concierge regarding the area in front of town hall.

“Anytime it rains — it can be a...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:00pm

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Bill Fox takes a minute out of his busy life to pose...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:47am

Millville council approves Mediacom franchise agreement

The Millville Town Council this week passed a resolution authorizing the execution of a cable franchise agreement between the town and Mediacom LLC, the third town in as many weeks to do so.

Echoing comments made at the other town’s...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:28am

Millville farmers’ market open for the season

Millville hit the ground running this week with their farmers’ market, now in its second year. The market opened up last Thursday and offered fresh local produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as it will for the remainder of the summer and into the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:00pm

Fat Tuna heads into summer with expanded menu, new management

The Fat Tuna Grill is gearing up for the 2013 summer season and their new management, Karen Diakos and Ramiro Herrera, is ready to see what summer has in store. The Millville restaurant has been under new management since December, so they have...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:09am

Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

The sixth annual AARP Artisans Fair will be held Memorial Day weekend at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, two miles west of Coastal Highway on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coastal Point • Submitted
These necklaces by...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:41am

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Susan Pittard...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:17am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Cornhole tournament to benefit Russell White scholarship

The fourth annual cornhole tournament benefitting a scholarship in the name of the late Russell White will be held June 8 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. The tournament is hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority, which is part of...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:53am

Millville changes subdivision escrow fees, looks at holiday market

There will be no new taxes or fees for home owners this year in Millville, although the Town will have a change in escrow fees for major and minor subdivisions. Those changes came as the town council approved the budget for the coming fiscal year...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:34am