Ocean View


Cathy Jane Bostaph plays her homemade suitcase kick drum at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

Cathy Jane, a one-woman acoustic band, born to play music

Cathy Jane Bostaph carries the same suitcase to work from her home in Ocean View that her father did half a century ago from the family home in Scrubgrass Hollow in Western Pennsylvania. Her father was a door-to-door salesman with a suitcase full...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:51am

Local treasure hunter to offer peak at Delaware’s shipwreck history

From the HMS deBraak to the Faithful Steward to the Merrimac, Delaware’s maritime history is full of dramatic shipwreck stories. Shipwreck historian Dale Clifton has been a student and teacher of that history for more than 40 years.

On...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:55pm

Flags for Heroes

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club organized Flags for Heroes at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Saturday, May 25th.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:07am

Verizon presents donation to Alana Rose Foundation

Verizon presents a donation check to the to Alana Rose Foundation. From left, Tajesh Patel (owner), Terry Connors (Verizon employee), Alexa Shoultes (Alana Rose Foundation), Ilaena Santos (Verizon employee), David Hodgson (Verizon employee) and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:51am

Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor, ‘Towers Three and Four,’ is just one of the many pieces of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:27am

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

Flags for Heroes to honor Memorial Day at two locations

Once again this year, a bumper crop of American flags signals the observance of Memorial Day as Flags for Heroes honors those who served their country, as well as those who currently serve.

The flags will fly this year at two locations —...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Dale Sheldon’s ‘Fog, South of Tower Road’ is just one of the many peices of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:42am

Juicebox is working to get their new location built up, but in the meantime, Juicebox will be open in G&E Hocker’s on Central Ave.

G&E hosting latest edition of Juicebox

‘Forever home’ on the horizon

 

There will be a meeting of two iconic local businesses this Memorial Day weekend, as Juicebox will be opening shop in the G&E grocery store near Salt Pond on Friday, May 24.

Juicebox owner Lisa Daisey-DiFebo started the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:40am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:44am

Kraushaar honored during Albright College award ceremony

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View was honored during Albright College’s end-of-year Honors & Awards Ceremony on May 5. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar earned the Ellery B. Haskell Memorial Award for Religious Studies. Kraushaar...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:39am

Attendees at a previous year’s Artisans Fair shop for works of art from Delaware and surrounding states.

Artisans Fair to bring fine art, food and more to Lord Baltimore

The 12th Annual Artisans Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, which means Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will be bursting at the seams with arts and crafts inside and out, as well as a farmers’ market outside.

The...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:25am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Over Time band performs at John West Park in Ocean View back in 2017.

Ocean View invites community to experience seasonal events

The Town of Ocean View is gearing up to offer free fun family entertainment in John West Park.

“We want to do something different, something geared toward our community,” said Town Manager Carol Houck. “There’s such pride with the park —...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:48pm

This recently completed Ocean View Historical Society building is part of the Coastal Towns Village.

Coastal Towns Village historical center open for the summer

 

The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View is gearing up for summer with a new schedule of dates and times when visitors can see the fruit of the labor of the Ocean View Historical Society. The society is in the midst of developing...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:41pm

Weis Markets launches 11th annual Paws for Pets Program

Weis Markets this week announced the launch of its 11th annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects donations, pet food and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

During the month-long...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:58am

Lesley McCaskill shares some ‘Backyard Visitors’ with us. See it in person in Gallery One’s May show.

Gallery One showing off work ‘In My Backyard’

Gallery One this week announced its May exhibit theme, “In My Backyard,” open to the public May 1-28.

“A back yard is a yard at the back of a house, common in suburban developments in the western world. Such a simple definition hardly does...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:02am

Womenade Games Day to support local women in crisis

Guests can eat well and have fun at the third annual Games Day fundraiser, benefiting women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware By the Sea Womenade will host its Games Day on Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:41am

James Farm hosting annual Native Plant Sale this Saturday

The James Farm Ecological Preserve will host its annual Native Plant Sale and Green Living Expo this Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to offering a chance to pick up a wagonload of plants and tons of tips for sprucing up...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:07pm

Ocean View Comp Plan kickoff a success

Mandated by Delaware state code, all municipal governments must develop and regularly update a “road map for the future” through a Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). 

The Town of Ocean View kicked off its CLUP review with a public...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:03pm

Passport Palooza set for May 14 in Bethany Beach

A record number of people — especially newly naturalized U.S. citizens — are applying for U.S. passports, according to Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer, who noted that in towns across Delaware, people are standing in long lines to apply for...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:35am

One of the miniature worlds created by local miniature artist Ann Cooper for the debut of her spring and summer 2019 collection at the Ellen Rice Gallery this Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Featured in this lighted lantern is a framed miniature reproduction of Ellen Rice’s ‘Spread Your Wings’ oil painting.

Miniature artist Cooper to hold Saturday event at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host its first spring event this Saturday, May 4, in Ocean View, with the introduction of internationally collected local miniature artist Ann Cooper’s spring and summer 2019 collection of intricate cottage scenes...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:55am

P&Z reviews concept plan for OV mini golf

The Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the concept plan for a mini golf course to be located at 3 Atlantic Avenue. The application was submitted by Patrick and Rebecca Adams. 

“This is a concept plan review,” said Town...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:42am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

Calling all hippies and tree huggers! Here’s a sneak peek of the fun to be had at Ocean View’s ‘tree-mendous’ Arbor Day Event, courtesy of Ken Cimino (Director of Planning, Zoning & Development) & Carol Houck (Town Manager).

Ocean View invites community to celebrate Arbor Day

In the past, the Town of Ocean View marked the celebration of Arbor Day with the simple planting of a tree. This year, however, the Town is stepping the celebration up a few notches.

The Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Friday, April...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:58am

Native Plant Sale, Green Living Expo set for May 4

James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View will host the 15th Annual Native Plant Sale — now featuring a Green Living Expo — on Saturday, May 4. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can find a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:44am

White.

Bruce White elected to Ocean View council

Ocean View resident Bruce White will serve as the District 1 representative on the Ocean View Town Council following the Town’s annual election on Saturday, April 13.

White won the election with a total of 151 votes. His opponent, Gabriel...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

Ocean View to hold election, comp plan workshop Saturday

Residents of the town of Ocean View may want to make a point to stop by town hall on Saturday, April 13, as the town will be holding its annual council election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents will vote to elect a representative for the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:54pm

OV enters into MOU with South Bethany for police coverage

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of South Bethany to offer Ocean View officers to help supplement police coverage in the neighboring town.

“At the request...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood addresses a crowd at his public lecture on April 3rd.

Baltimore Hundred before tourists

Where did the term “Baltimore Hundred” come from, and why do we today use this term to describe Southeastern Sussex County?

Local history advocate and former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood answered these and many other mysteries during...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:02am

Ocean View to host comp plan workshop

According to Delaware state code, all Delaware municipal governments are required to develop and regularly update land-use plans. The Town of Ocean View is now beginning their most recent update, and officials are seeking the public’s input....

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:31pm

W. Scott Broadfoot’s ‘Crabs and Beer’ depicts a detailed display of one of our favorite treats, expertly expressed in his classical style. Anyone else ready for summer?

W. Scott Broadfoot joins Gallery One partners

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced that artist Scott Broadfoot has joined the gallery as a new partner.

“Scott brings to Gallery One a unique perspective born of a lifetime of devotion to art, art in the classical and realist...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:41am

Dozens of fraud complaints filed in Coastal Maytag closure

New company taking over storefront, but nothing else

The Delaware State Police as of mid-week had received more than 30 fraud complaints about Coastal Maytag since the Ocean View appliance store closed suddenly in early February.

That’s a large influx since the Coastal Point reported on Feb...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:55pm

Ocean View Town Council set to approve 2020 budget

The Ocean View Town Council will likely vote on its 2020-fiscal-year budget at its April 9 meeting. The council held a budget workshop on March 26 to review the third draft of the budget.

Finance Director Dawn Parks noted that the draft...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:37am

Terrence Riddle and Jay Wimbrow gather in the new Wireless Zone store in the new shopping center in Ocean View.

Wireless Zone brings Verizon retailer to Ocean View

The area’s newest authorized Verizon retailer opened quietly last week, but it has been in the planning stages for well over a year.

The Wireless Zone store at 83 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View (the new shopping center on the former Archut...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:12am

Natelli Communities wins national award for Bay Forest

On Feb. 20, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that Natelli Communities had won the NAHB “...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 9:12am

Ocean View to host Candidates’ Night on March 27

The Town of Ocean View will be hosting Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m.

The Town’s annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents will vote to elect a representative for...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:03pm

Sarate

Sarate seeks to win District 1 council seat in Ocean View

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual town council election on Saturday, April 13. Resident Gabriel Sarate is one of two candidates seeking the District 1 council seat currently held by Bill Olsen, who is not running for re-election...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:52pm

White

White throws hat into the ring for District 1 council seat

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual council election on Saturday, April 13. Resident Bruce White is one of two candidates seeking the District 1 council seat currently held by Bill Olsen, who did not run for re-relection.

...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:50pm

Owen

DUI stop in Ocean View leads to arrest of suspected felon

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter

 

“Traffic stops are the most dangerous thing we do. We don’t know who we’re walking up to, who’s in the vehicle…” said Ocean View Police Sgt. Rhys Bradshaw. “Just because the vehicle is...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:47pm

One of the osprey prepares the nest last spring atop Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View.

Osprey to be diverted from LB rooftop back to original home

Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff loved watching a pair of osprey raise their family atop the old building last year. But it’s time to say goodbye, and it’s for the birds’ own good.

Last spring, two ospreys built a nest...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:24am

Mary Bode Byrd was recently announced as the newest partner at Gallery One in Ocean View. Byrd has spent 30 years in visual communications and graphic design.

Byrd joins Gallery One’s slate of artists

The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View recently welcomed new partner Mary Bode Byrd.

“Mary’s work is filled with energy, exuberance and whimsy!” representatives said, noting that Byrd brings to the gallery 30 years of experience in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:17am

Study: Local towns among safest in state

Three South Coastal Delaware towns were recently recognized for being in the top 10 safest places to live in Delaware.

HomeSnacks.net analyzed statistics from 20 municipalities in Delaware with a population of more than 2,000, and named...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:19pm

Ocean View celebrates Hopkins, looks to limit rental occupancy

Ocean View Police Department Cpl. Justin Hopkins and his family received a standing ovation Tuesday night, March 12, after being congratulated by Mayor Walter Curran and the town council for receiving the 2019 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award,...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:11pm

Illusionist Salazar returning to Dickens

Dickens Parlor Theatre will host Anthony Salazar and his comedy, intriguing illusions and tricks, aimed at awakening the magic of people’s inner child. He will grace Dickens stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, March 7-9, beginning at 7 p.m...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:32pm

Ocean View officials discuss property reassessment progress

The Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop earlier this week at which the status of property reassessments was reviewed.

“This is very complicated and confusing,” said Finance Director Dawn Parks, noting that she understands the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:14pm

Angela Strong, left, receives her scholarship award from Tracy Bell, School of Nursing program coordinator, right.

Strong receives nurshing scholarship

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announced this week that Angela Strong, a senior student from Ocean View, is the recipient of the Dr. Carl G. Pierce Jr. Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to a student...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:49am

Coastal Maytag to change hands, re-open after sudden closure

After closing without warning around Feb. 6, an Ocean View appliance store mid-week was preparing for a possible re-opening next week, while police in the intervening time had opened an investigation after complaints from some customers who’d...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Ocean View seeks candidates for council election

Ocean View residents who want to serve their community have less than two weeks to file to run in the April town council election.

Candidates are being sought to serve in seats from District 1 and District 2 — currently held by Bill Olsen...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:15pm