Ocean View


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

Ocean View moves to limit rental occupancy, require parking

Last week, the Ocean View Town Council introduced a proposed ordinance to amend the town code to establish an occupancy limit for rental properties within the town.

“The town council is desirous of providing for the welfare and happiness...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:07am

Nancy Ponton sews her one-of-a-kind purses. Below right, are Ponton’s Here Kitty and Octopus purses.

Gallery One welcomes fiber artist Nancy Ponton to its Artisan Room

Owning a one-of-a-kind purse is now available at Gallery One. The gallery this week announced that Nancy Ponton’s individualized purses are on displayed in the gallery’s Artisan’s Room.

Ponton shifted her creative energies into “fabric...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:20am

Ocean View updating its Emergency Operations Plan

The Town of Ocean View’s first Emergency Operations Plan was drafted and brought before council in June 2006, Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin noted recently. Back then, it was an “all-hazards approach” to emergencies and was well-received...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:58pm

A Night to Shine

Ocean View Church of Christ, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, held its third annual ‘A Night to Shine’ event on Friday, Feb. 8. The event provides a prom-like experience for special needs kids.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:56am

Spring passport fairs planned in Ocean View

“Our customers asked for it, so we are accommodating them!” said Postmaster Mike Behringer of the Ocean View/Millville Post Office this week in announcing another local passport fair.

“Many families with school aged children are finding it...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:32am

Ocean View seeking candidates for April election

The Town of Ocean View is currently seeking candidates for its April 13 town council election. Two seats are up for grabs — in District 1 and District 2 — currently held by residents Bill Olsen and Frank Twardzik, respectively.

Those who...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:07pm

Ocean View P&Z recommends ordinance changes

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously on Jan. 24 to recommend an ordinance to amend the Town’s Land Use & Development Code related to wireless communication facilities.

P&Z Commissioner Ken Sigvardson...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:01pm

Dinner with truffle chef Carlo Zarri

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert

Italian chef Carlo Zarri visited Café on 26  in Ocean View on Friday, Feb. 1, to treat locals to a truffle and hazelnut dinner. The world-reknowned chef shared a grilled halibut dish topped with a...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:21pm

Comedy ventriloquist to open Dickens’ 10th season

Those looking to something fun and different this Valentine’s Day weekend may want to consider bringing their loved-one to Dickens Parlour Theatre — but be careful, the theater’s management warned, as “Mr. Goodwood has an eye for the ladies!”...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am

Last year’s Night to Shine event was a huge hit, for both participants and volunteers.

Night to Shine offering special prom experience

Remember the excitement of high school prom? Picking out the perfect dress, getting a corsage and dancing the night away with friends? Partnering with the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Ocean View Church of Christ will be hosting its Third Annual...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:38am

Italian truffle chef to make guest appearance in Ocean View

Those looking to enjoy the authentic taste of the Piedmont region of Italy can stay right in Sussex County, as world-renowned Chef Carlo Zarri will be serving a truffle and hazelnut dinner at The Café on 26 this week.

“He comes with his...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:07am

Ocean View holds budget workshop, discusses events

The Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop on Jan. 22 in preparation for the 2020 fiscal year. One topic of conversation was the Town’s community events budget.

“I know a couple of events, like the summer concerts, are cued up to be...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:34am

Houck

Ocean View welcomes Houck as new town manager

There’s a new town manager walking the halls of the Wallace A. Melson Municipal Building, and she is bringing a wealth of experience.

Carol Houck, who is originally from Philadelphia, has been in public service her whole career. She...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:00am

Construction to begin on Woodland drainage project

By the start of summer, the residents of Ocean View should be able to see less standing water on Woodland Avenue. The Town of Ocean View held an informational meeting for residents last week to discuss the Woodland Avenue drainage project, slated...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:58am

Passport Palooza planned Jan. 16 at South Coastal Public Library

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:09am

A new mini-golf course might be nearing final approvals in Ocean View.

Ocean View BOA approves mini-golf special exception

A miniature-golf course is one step closer to opening in the Town of Ocean View, after the Town’s Board of Adjustment recently voted unanimously to approve a special-use exception application.

At the hearing, held on Dec. 20, 2018,...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:08pm

District to host major capital improvement, expense referendum

The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement and current expense referendum on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:53pm

Dawn Mitchell Parks is the new financial director for the Town of Ocean View.

Parks signs on to serve as Ocean View’s new finance director

For the last couple of months, there’s been a new face at the Wallace A. Municipal Building, with Dawn Mitchell Parks joining the Town of Ocean View as its financial director.

“I was not looking for a job. I happened to go on the GFOA...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 3:07pm

Pat Riordan paints a range of mountains in ‘Purple Majesty.’

Gallery One artists explore ‘The Color Purple’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its January/February exhibit: “The Color Purple,” which will be open to the public Jan. 3 through Feb. 27, 2019.

Purple has been seen symbolically as the color of royalty, power...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:31am

Marybeth Patterson brings the color purple into frame in her ‘Fourth Street Snow’ oil on canvas, showing at the Gallery One exhibit in January.

Gallery One artists explore ‘The Color Purple’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its January/February exhibit: “The Color Purple,” which will be open to the public Jan. 3 through Feb. 27, 2019.

Purple has been seen symbolically as the color of royalty, power...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:19pm

Volunteers reforest James Farm Preserve in Ocean View

This fall, volunteers from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Coastal Gardeners Club planted trees as part of an effort to improve wildlife...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:56am

OV property reassessment set to begin

Property taxes for FY2019 to be re-billed before May

After a controversial move by the Town this year to switch to Sussex County property appraisals for its town tax basis, resulting in drastic tax burden shifts for some, property owners in Ocean View may be happy to learn that new property...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:08pm