Ocean View


OVPD to host active shooter response training for civilians

With acts of violence seeming to take center stage both nationally and globally, the Ocean View Police Department is working to make citizens feel safer in their community.

With that in mind, the department will be hosting CRASE — Civilian...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:14pm

‘Art in the Park’ tea to benefit Hope Center

On Saturday, May 12, the fellowship hall at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be transformed into “Art in the Park” for a very special afternoon tea.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s planned Hope Center, a community-...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:01pm

Eileen Uecker shows off  a hand-written thank-you card from the recipient of her Quilt of Valor.

Veteran receives gift from local Quilts of Valor group

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

While on a flight with a friend, Ocean View resident Eileen Uecker found a $100 bill in her seat.

“I reached in to pull the seatbelt across, and there was something in the slot there, and it...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:39pm

Ocean View citizens continue to speak out on taxes, access

While the agenda may have been brief, the Town of Ocean View had a substantial turnout for its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, April 24, as town citizens took the opportunity to continue to voice their opinions to the town council regarding...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:17pm

Reynolds

Ocean View voters choose Reynolds

The Ocean View Town Council will have a new face on its dais, as Fairway Village resident Berton Reynolds won the town’s annual council election. Reynolds beat out incumbent Carol Bodine for the Town’s District 4 council seat, with 237 votes to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:23pm

Ocean View approves budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Ocean View Town Council this week approved a budget for the Town’s 2019 fiscal year that includes a 50 percent property tax increase.

During the monthly council meeting, council members noted that, as previously discussed, assessed...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:42am

Ocean View to hold election on Saturday

The Town of Ocean View will hold its annual council election this Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at town hall.

Two candidates have registered for the District 4 position: incumbent Carol Bodine and resident Berton Reynolds....

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:40am

Ocean View cuts costs, maintains proposed tax increase

The Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop earlier this week to review a fourth draft of its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget, at which time the council came to the consensus it would keep the proposed 50-percent tax increase in the proposed...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:46am

Ocean View cuts property tax increase proposal in half

The Ocean View Town Council is looking to raise property taxes by 50 percent in its next fiscal budget and maintain that rate for two fiscal years.

The council had originally discussed possibly raising property taxes by 100 percent to fund...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:14am

Reynolds making a run for District 4 seat in Ocean View

ReynoldsBerton Reynolds has lived in Fairway Village with his wife, Liz, since they moved to Ocean View in June of 2015.

“I had been coming down to the beach area for literally over 30 years,” he said. “We wanted to get south of the...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:42am

Local Christians to perform Cross Walk on Good Friday

In a tradition now more than a decade old, dozens of Christians will take part this week in the Good Friday Cross Walk from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View to Bethany Beach.

Between 100 and 150 people are expected to...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:36am

Chancery judge orders Fairway Cap to hold off on leasing properties

Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III this week provided temporary injunctive relief to the Concerned Citizens of the Estates of Fairway Village and 36 Builders Inc./Insight Homes, preventing Fairway Cap, the developer of The...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:17am

Ocean View to hold Candidates’ Night on Monday night

The Town of Ocean View will host a Candidates’ Night on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. to give voters the opportunity to meet the two residents running for the District 4 council seat.

Incumbent Carol Bodine and resident Berton Reynolds are...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:12am

Bodine hoping to win reelection for Ocean View council

BodineFor the last three years, Carol Bodine has served on the Ocean View Town Council, a civic duty she said she enjoys.

“Somebody has to step up and serve,” she said. “Before we go to a council meeting, there’s work where we read up on...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:45am

Ground broken for Hall’s Store Visitor Center

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The Ocean View Historical Society broke ground on their new Hall’s Store Visitor Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Above, parties with the OVHS and Contractors for a Cause pose for a photo during the ground breaking.The...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:44am

Ocean View looks at 100 percent tax increase

The Ocean View Town Council has taken a hard look at its draft budget for the 2019 fiscal year and is now looking to raise the Town’s property taxes 100 percent.

At the Town’s budget workshop last month, council members voiced concerns...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:37am

Ocean View to hold council election

The Town of Ocean View will have a town council election this spring, as two people have filed to serve on the council, representing District 4.

Incumbent Carol Bodine has filed to retain her seat, while resident Berton Reynolds has also...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:38am

Ocean View gives historical society the go-ahead

The Ocean View Historical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 10, was given the go-head by the Ocean View Town Council for its future education building, to be called Hall’s Store.

The building would be located on the society’s complex at 39 Central...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:08am

Tour to offer a peek inside historic homes of Ocean View

The Ocean View Historical Society is giving residents and visitors the unique opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most historic homes in Ocean View on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This will be a one-of-a-kind tour...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:20am

Historical society variances approved by Ocean View BoA

The Ocean View Historical Society is one step closer to building its replica Hall’s Store — what will serve as the group’s main hub at its historic complex located at 39 Central Avenue.

To move the project ahead, the society sought from...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:39am

Sussex Riptide athletes hold bike regatta ahead of Special Olympics race

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Sussex Riptide, a group of Sepcial Olympics Delaware participants, and the Ocean View Police Department took part in a bicycle regatta, traveling through Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View on Thursday, Sept. 21...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:41am

Cierkowski sought in lawn-ornament theft investigation

CierkowskiThe Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Brent Cierkowski, 26, of Ocean View, in connection with lawn-ornament thefts in the area.

“They’re stealing whatever’s not tied down, unfortunately. And,...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:38am

Fairway Village residents voice concerns regarding developer, rentals

Ocean View Town Hall on Tuesday evening was packed with Fairway Village residents who had attended the town council meeting that night to voice their concerns about the community’s developer.

With standing-room-only spilling into the...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:36am

Cops & Goblins returning to Ocean View this October

Coastal Point • File Photo : The now-annual Cops & Goblins event in Ocean View is a great opportunity for kids to celebrate Halloween in a safe atmosphere, and allows the community to get to know the Ocean View police a little more.Three...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Cocktails Curing Cancer offers drinks for a cause

It’s a bubbly night to battle a deadly disease. The annual Cocktails Curing Cancer party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Big Fish Grill in Ocean View.

“We want the evening to be around remembering, honoring and...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:31am

Contractors for a Cause recently donated $3,000 to the Ocean View Historical Society.

Hall’s Store closer to becoming reality with help of Contractors

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Contractors for a Cause recently donated $3,000 to the Ocean View Historical Society.The Ocean View Historical Society is hoping to begin construction on its replica of Hall’s Store — a re-creation based on the...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:03am

Arrests made in lawn ornament thefts

Following the receipt of numerous complaints regarding stolen lawn ornaments, the Ocean View Police Department and Delaware State Police Troop 4 were recently able to arrest Randy P. Holderbaum and Matthew L. Donoway, both of Frankford, in...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:45am

What’s the story?

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Turning Pages Book Lounge gives new life to used books and invites customers to come in and relax and enjoy the books.Grab a book, a coffee or a ukulele. (Maybe one of each.)

Kate and Brendan Heneghan are...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:19am

New store aims to give Ocean View something to party about

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Party Decor & More owner Jim Schnepf-Pratt poses for a photo at his new location in Ocean View.Ocean View now has a party store to call its very own, as a Rehoboth Beach-based business has opened a...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:14pm

Double the music in Ocean View

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: Craig Reeves of Over Time Band gets down during their performance during the last Concerts in the Park event.The Ocean View community is getting a double dose of music this year during the Ocean View Summer Concert...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:06pm

Bear Trap Dunes to host Blues & Brews event

Bear Trap Dunes will host a Blues & Brews event on Saturday, July 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn and amphitheater of Bear Trap, located at 7 Clubhouse Road in Ocean View. The debut event mimics the previously held autumn festival at...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:02pm

Barbecue fundraiser to benefit Mariner’s Hope Center

This weekend, community members and visitors to the area can get a taste of award-winning barbecue while supporting Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s planned Hope Center. The barbecue fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 10...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:07am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

When seconds matter

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Point reporter Maria Counts goes into full tactical mode during a training opportunity presented to members of the public by the Ocean View Police Department.Three seconds. That’s all it takes to make a life-and-...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:48am

Ocean View Presbyterian Church to host annual Heavenly Luncheon

On Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27, Ocean View Presbyterian’s Sewing Circle will once again offer their Heavenly Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Culinary offerings will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:35am

‘Vietnam Mailbag’ author, veteran to appear at CHEER

Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning social history “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972,” and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin will join forces for a program at 6 p.m. on July 25 at the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center....

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:52am

Nearly 100 classes planned for fall at Osher institute

More than 95 classes on a wide range of topics will kick off the fall semester at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware in Lewes and Ocean View. Fall classes begin on Sept. 5 at both the Lewes location at the Fred...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:46am

Ocean View council approves improvements to Melson building

Last month, the Town of Ocean View sought bids to alter the second floor of its Wallace A. Municipal Building. The work would include installing maglocks, card readers and door contacts for two new doors near the reception area, as well as the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:12pm

Ocean View Concert in the Park to feature Over Time

Continuing their tradition of offering free entertainment in the summer months, the Town of Ocean View will host a Concert in the Park this Friday featuring the Over Time Band.

The concert will be held on June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in John...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:55pm

Police, fire, EMS train together for the unthinkable

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: First-responders take advantage of hands-on training for active events. The training took place at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, and is designed to incorporate all elements of responders working as a team to...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:16am

Contractors for a Cause, OVHS team up on project

Two local non-profits are coming together to bring history to life, benefitting the community in the process.

Recently, Contractors for a Cause was approached by the Ocean View Historical Society regarding their efforts to build a replica...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:58pm

Emergency training to be held at Lord Baltimore next week

Anyone driving by Lord Baltimore Elementary School next week who notices a large gathering of emergency-services vehicles should not be alarmed.

The Ocean View Police Department will be hosting Rescue Task Force (RTF) Training for three...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:57am

OVPD to hold bike checkpoint with help from Hogs for Heroes

For more than a decade, the Ocean View Police Department has held a bicycle safety checkpoint in the summer. At those checkpoints, cyclists are welcome to stop and have officers inspect their bicycles, as well as receiving free safety items,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:52am

Ocean View Police Department to apply for staffing grant

Ocean View is trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to its growing population and public safety.

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously this week to allow Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin to apply for the 2017 COPS...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:10am

Historical society offering Civil War reenactment, summer hours

The Ocean View Historical Society is continuing its mission to bring local history to the masses through various programs.

This weekend, the 2nd Delaware Civil War Volunteers will set up an encampment featuring a reenactment of cooking,...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:26am

Ocean View Police Department pedals community policing

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Officer AnnMarie Dalton is heading the OVPD’s bike-patrol program.Those who have been out and about in Ocean View this past week may have spotted something they may have never seen before — an Ocean View police...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:13am

Ocean View P&Z recommends ordinances to council

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission last week voted to recommend a number of proposed code amendments to the town council.

The commission voted unanimously to recommend an ordinance to town council that would amend the Ocean...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:08am

OVHS offering trunkfuls of the past at History Mix

This weekend, visitors and residents will have the unique opportunity to tour a local workshop where antique trunks are restored. The Ocean View Historical Society will host a History Mix on Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Norman Justice’s...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:01am

OVHS offers lecture on Civilian Conservation Corps

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Ocean View Historical Society will present a public lecture on the Civilian Conservation Corps on Wednesday, May 24.While many know Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, less well known is the Emergency Conservation...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:59am

Ocean View makes appointment to BOA

The Town of Ocean View had received a letter of resignation from Board of Adjustment Member James LeGates, who stated that he and his wife are planning to return to Pennsylvania.

Special to the Coastal Point • Jill Oliver: Ocean View...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:59am