Millville


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.

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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.

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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.

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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

MillVols set to put a shine on Camp Barnes

The Millville Volunteer Group will be out at Camp Barnes this weekend, along with a number of other volunteer organizations. They will be doing needed repairs and maintenance, including painting and cleaning of the grounds, according to the...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:10am

Standup comedy on tap at local restaurant

Turquoise will shake up entertainment at the beach April 19 by hosting The Plumber & The Redneck Comedy Show. Located in the Sea Colony Marketplace near Bethany Beach, the Greek and American restaurant will host comedy for the first time at 9...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:08am

Summer college boot camp in Millville offered to students

This summer, rising juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to spend a little time on planning for college, thanks to a Summer College Admissions Boot Camp offered by Anne Macleod Weeks of Delmarva Educational Consulting.

“I’m going...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:53am

County approves Phase III expansion of Millville sewer district

The Sussex County Council this week approved going ahead with the Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, including several additional properties in the Wingate Court subdivision. Sussex County had held a public...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:08am

Driver escapes serious injury in collision with utility pole

Emergency responders freed a driver from her car on Sunday, March 24, after an accident in which the Delaware woman grazed a utility pole at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) and Railway Road in Millville.

Special to the...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:57am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Annual Artisans Fair bringing together crafters

Craftspersons from the area will show their wares at the Sixth Annual Artisans Fair, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The air-conditioned setting will feature invitation-only...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:48am

Grand opening for Bishop’s Landing set for April 6

Beazer Homes announced this week the grand opening of its newest neighborhood, Bishop’s Landing, to be held Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community sales center located at the intersection of Windmill and Burbage roads in...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:24am

Christian author to hold book signing in Millville

Millville United Methodist Church will host Kolleen Lucariello, author of “The ABC’s of Who God Says I Am,” on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the church. Lucariello will also be sharing her...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:56am

FOP donates emergency kit to Lord Baltimore Elementary

Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.

“Just because of the shootings, we became aware of the fact that they needed some equipment here...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:24am

Millville sewer expansion on hold while property owners contacted

By Monica Scott
The Sussex County Council decided this week to defer for one additional week any action on the public hearing results for the proposed Route 26, Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:07am

Millville considers ceasing to fund police startup fund

The Millville Town Council discussed the first draft of next year’s budget at great length last week, hashing out details ranging from Pumpkin Festival expenses to holiday decorations. The main points discussed included possibly not continuing to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:04am

MVFC Ladies Auxiliary to hold annual bake and candy sale

This Easter, local families can fill their baskets with goodies made by the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

“Anything peanut butter, and our chocolate covered pretzels — you’d be surprised how many people like the...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:25am

Local pet store's customers help donate dog food to shelter

The Georgetown SPCA will be the recipient of 1,350 pounds of donated dog food, courtesy of VéRUS Pet Foods, which is matching pound-for-pound sales at the Millville Pet Stop on Feb. 23.

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Zack Carey, Pam...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

County to hold hearing on proposed extension of Millville sewer district

Sussex County will hold a public hearing in early March on a planned extension of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District, to give property owners and residents an overview of the project and proposed rates.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m...

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:54am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

BART to present second show, ‘Rudy and Ruby’

Last year, Dickens Parlour Theatre branched out from magic and stage readings, to full-fledged productions, helping to create the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART).

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Cast members of ‘Rudy and Ruby’...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:07pm

Banks Wines & Spirits marks a decade of business

“Fat Bastard.” “Skinny Girl.” “Cupcake.” No, those aren’t insults or slightly off-color terms of endearment. They are just some of the brands one could see while chuckling down the aisles at Banks Wines & Spirits in Millville, which — like...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:46am

Millville approves additional 55 homes at Sand Dollar Village

The Millville Town Council held a public hearing this week and approved a final site plan application submitted by Millville By the Sea for 55 single-family, detached units located in Sand Dollar Village.

Chuck Ellison of Miller &...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:02pm

Route 26 Working Group discusses early action work

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, community leaders and state legislators gathered in Millville on Jan. 29 for the second Route 26 Working Group meeting ahead of construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements project. Even...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:55am

Additional hearing planned on sewer district expansion

Sussex County will hold an additional public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District. The expansion would include an additional 82 parcels located along Route 26 that are contiguous to the existing sewer...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:55am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

First-responders train for large-scale emergencies

On the cold, rainy afternoon of Jan. 18, about 40 emergency responders geared up at Ocean View Police Department to prepare for an event they hope never happens. They were finishing a two-day seminar on managing casualties in a large-scale...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:40pm

Sprinkler system at Millville town hall goes into design phase

The Millville Town Council voted this week to spend $7,500 to have a Wilmington company design a fire-suppression system for town hall. The council for years has talked about the sprinkler system, and the Town has had money budgeted for design...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:14pm

Hoover Financial Services offers more than tax prep

There’s a new advisor in town — as Hoover Financial Services opened its doors to the public, offering more than three decades of experience. In November, David Hoover opened his second financial services office in Millville.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:31pm

Relay for Life Coastal Delaware striding into Camp Barnes

For its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society is coming to the beach. The organization’s signature Relay for Life will make tracks May 10 with an overnight walk at Camp Barnes.

Relay for Life “celebrates, remembers and fights back,”...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:52am

Hocker's offering new gas card and lower gas prices

It’s a new year, and as they say, ‘Out with the old, and in with the new,’ which is exactly what Hocker’s and G&E have done, with a revamped Hocker’s Gold Card and gasoline now coming from Liberty Gas.

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“We’re...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:06am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am

Blue Christmas service hopes to offer comfort to the lonely

For the past five years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View has been offering a different kind of service during the holiday season — because, while the Christmas season is one of joy and hope for many, for some it may be a...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:00am

Millville approves right-of-entry agreement for Route 26 project

The Millville Town Council voted this week to approve a right-of-entry agreement with DelDOT that will allow DelDOT to enter the Town’s property to begin construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvement project, after having discussed the...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:04pm