Ocean View

Yesterday's Fun winds back the clock

They just don’t make toys like they used to – G.I. Joe, Rainbow Bright and Raggedy Anne, Linkin’ Logs. When most of people look back on their childhood, they remember the television shows, games and toys that kept them occupied. And many of those...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View council nixes non-resident voting

The Ocean View Town Council on Sept. 8 killed a resolution that would have put the question of non-resident voting to a nonbinding referendum on the April 2010 ballot. After much discussion and confusion, the council did not second Councilman...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:27am

Meetings set for input on Assawoman Canal pathway

For those interested in sharing their views on the proposed Assawoman Canal Pathway project, the first of several informational meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Ocean View Town Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The towns of Bethany...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:10am

Ocean View invites town's youth for input on program

The Town of Ocean View is inviting local youth ages 10 to 14 and their parents to give their input on a proposed Ocean View youth program at a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:00 p.m. at the town hall.
Town Councilman Perry...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:09am

BREAKING NEWS: Four-car crash claims life of Ocean View man

Delaware State Police are investigating a four-car crash that killed a 75-year-old man from Ocean View on Thursday, Sept. 3. Police said the crash that killed James McCord occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, when McCord’s car was hit by two...

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:05am

Court sides with Ocean View over proposed gas pumps

The Town of Ocean View has received good news regarding its denial of a proposed convenience store and gas pumps on Route 26 across from Savannah’s Landing.

After being sued by Baltimore-based Norino Properties, which argued that a...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:08am

Property owners, officials working on docks

Plans to expand the state property along the Assawoman Canal for a proposed, scenic walkway on either side of the canal will be worked out among county and town officials in upcoming months, but the idea has added to the worries of property...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:04am

Rotary Club donates to Ocean View

Ocean View officials received a check from the Southern Sussex Rotary Club this week in the amount of $1,125. They plan to use the money for a new park bench and bike rack, something John West Park does not currently have.

Mayor Gordon...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:02am

Raffle winners will get Top Chef’s Dinner

Time is running out for people to grab their shot at a dining experience of a lifetime. On Sept. 9, a drawing will be held to select the winners of the “Top Chef’s Dinner,” a first-of-its-kind benefit that unites some of the most prominent chefs...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:17am

Bazaar first-timer wins coveted quilt

Holding her handmade quilt stitched with love at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Cay Cutright was still giddy with excitement over winning the coveted raffle prize.

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Cay Cutright stands with...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 6:16am

As school year nears, OVPD offers safety tips

With back-to-school time right around the corner, it’s a great time to go over safety tips with kids. And for people who don’t have school-age children, this time can serve as a reminder to be a diligent driver as the buses start running again...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:56am

Ocean View delays roof repairs on Shores House

It’s been more than 200 years, what’s one more?

The Ocean View Town Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, with Councilman Richard Nippes dissenting, to wait at least a year before making any moves regarding replacing the roof on the...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:22am

Ocean View looking at restrooms again

It’s déjà vu all over again for Ocean View Town Council.

After deciding last month that they would table any decision regarding the restrooms at the Wallace A. Melson Administration and Public Safety Building, the issue was once again on...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:22am

VFW Post 7234 joins the green movement

Smokers have to step outside at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View after a decision to curtail the health affects of second-hand smoke for the members.

Brought up at a general meeting this Spring, the decision passed with little fanfare....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:15am

Accident causes ash cloud release at IR power plant

On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:57pm

Ocean View gets packed house for voting issue

Non-resident property owners in Ocean View don’t have a vote in town elections – at least, not yet – but those who turned out on July 28 for a special town council meeting on non-resident voting still made their voices heard.

Although not...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:53pm

BREAKING NEWS: Ash cloud released at IR power plant

Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:23am

OV delays decision on building renovations

After much discussion of the possible renovation of the upstairs restrooms in the Wallace Melson Public Safety and Administration Building, the Ocean View Town Council decided this week to postpone any decisions on spending money until next year’...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:47am

Ocean View to consider non-resident voting

There has been no formal first reading of legislation or any action taken yet regarding a proposed charter change in Ocean View that would allow non-resident voting, but a compromise has already been offered.

Ira Broadman, a full-time...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:41am

VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts Warrior Weekend

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1324 recently treated “Warrior Weekend” participants to a crab feast at the VFW post in Ocean View. Warrior Weekend provides rest and relaxation for soldiers and Marines who have been injured in combat in Iraq and...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:52am

Beach Cottage offers treasure trove on Route 26

Thousands of people pass the Beach Cottage situated along Route 26 in Ocean View each day in the summer, but it’s the ones with vision, or experience, who pull in at the yellow house and discover the unique items that await them inside. Carol...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:46am

Back Bay Tours meets Ocean View Marina

Nestled off Elliot Avenue in Ocean View is a hidden gem. Ocean View Marina, formerly known as Harbor View Marina, is now owned by Tom Fowler of Back Bay Tours. Their location, at the north end of the Assawoman Canal and Whites Creek provides many...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:43am

Local teens conducting summer food drive

In the summertime, with school out and the beach to go to, it might be easy for area teenagers to forget about everything but themselves and having fun. Not so for two upcoming seniors at Indian River High School.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:35am

Youth group brings mission work home

Because need knows no boundaries and people everywhere are hurting, the youth at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville took their mission trip this year without even leaving home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:43am

This week's Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:35am

Ocean View conducts bicycle safety checkpoint

In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:25am

Non-resident voting not 'Bear Trap versus Ocean View'

The Ocean View Town Council is weighing their options regarding the issue of non-resident voting, first brought up by Councilman Richard Nippes at their June 30 council workshop. But some on the council want people to know it is not an issue of...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:18am

Police warn cyclists and motorists to be aware

The Ocean View Police Department responded to an accident involving a bicyclist and a pick-up truck on Saturday, June 27, at about 10:30 a.m. The accident came just two days after a similar incident in Bethany Beach.

OVPD officers said...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:57am

McLaughlin: OVPD not getting ‘short end of the stick’

At the Tuesday, June 30, town council workshop in Ocean View, Councilman Richard Nippes said that he understood the reciprocal relationship between the Bethany Beach Police Department and Ocean View police but asked OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin what...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:29am

Non-resident voting, at large seats discussed

Non-resident voting was a hot topic at the town council workshop in Ocean View on Tuesday, June 30. Mayor Gordon Wood said it was the single most important issue for the town, and Councilman Richard Nippes laid out his reasons for wanting the...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:22am

Ellen Rice Gallery to welcome summer

This summer, local art sensation Ellen Rice is celebrating the success of her gallery in Ocean View, a staple in the local art scene for over the past decade, and this coming Wednesday, July 1, she’s welcoming customers, old and new, as well as...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:36am

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrates 10 years by giving back

A decade has passed since Ellen Rice started up her gallery along Route 26 in Ocean View, and there’s no doubt that her painting has touched thousands and will continue to do so for generations to come. To celebrate her 10th anniversary, she is...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:02am

Frankford and Showell elementaries benefit from SEDAST donation

The future just got a little brighter and more colorful for students at Frankford and Philip C. Showell elementary schools, thanks to a helping hand from the members of the SouthEastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour (SEDAST). Each year, the tour...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:46am

Ocean View looks to recoup various legal fees

The Ocean View Town Council met Monday evening, June 8, with an agenda full of items.

They had a second reading of an ordinance permitting disconnection of water services for failure to pay service bills and also a second reading of an...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 8:13am

Steel workers keep inlet bridge local

Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.

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ES Steel, in Federalsburg, Md., is doing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:58am

Justice recalls life in Cedar Neck

The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:57am

BREAKING NEWS: Mosquito spraying planned throughout area

Weather permitting; the Mosquito Control Section of the State of Delaware is planning insecticide application during daylight hours on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, 2009. Application of Altosid 20% (Methoprene) are to take place with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:23am

Joint policing talks falter amid controversy

Talks between Millville and Ocean View regarding a joint police force seem to have run their course.

Citing a strong lack of interest among many of his constituents and their apprehension to combine forces with Ocean View, Millville Mayor...

Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 6:12am

Hickman continues legacy of giving

For Lloyd “Billo” Hickman and his late wife, Dollie, giving back to friends, family and the community was never a matter of “if,” but “how much.” From an annual crab feast at their Ocean View home, with food, drinks and music, to generous gifts...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:24pm

Annual wine-tasting to benefit RSK Foundation

This weekend, the Clubhouse at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View will host the Fourth Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, benefitting the Ryan Scott Kappes (RSK) Foundation. For $50, guests can sample some of the best wines on the market, enjoy...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:28am

Ocean View Historical Society to host ‘Trip Down Memory Lane II’

The Ocean View Historical Society is inviting residents of the local coastal towns to participate in its second educational program designed to share the area’s history. This second night of information and entertainment will take place on...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:47am

Joint policing issue could be voted on at May 26 workshop

The Ocean View Town Council has a full plate for their May 26 workshop, including discussion of Councilman Perry Mitchell’s FOIA complaint and a resolution concerning providing police services to Millville.

Mitchell has sent e-mails to...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 12:23pm

Businesses look to enhance tourism as summer season arrives

As business owners on both the Delaware and Maryland shores can attest, Memorial Day weekend kicks off one of their most anticipated weekends of the year, as vacationers ready their trips to some of the best-loved beaches in the Mid-Atlantic....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:59pm

Noted artist finds her muse in Bethany Beach

There’s little that artist Marian Osher isn’t inspired by. When she begins a project, from her painted buffalos mounted on floor canvas to the hanging dreamcatcher mobiles against colorful backdrops, she finds a way to connect with the art. Not...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:24pm

Ocean View favors combining police force with Millville

Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood at a May 12 town council meeting reported that he had recently met with Millville officials, along with Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin and Town Manager Conway Gregory about the possibility of a combined police...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:52pm

Ocean View to raise water rates, fees

The Ocean View Town Council on Tuesday passed an amendment to the water system fees and rates in the town, which would increase rates by about 25 percent. The increases are two-fold: the water usage fee will increase to offset a potential 32.5...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:48pm

Public opposition raised to business rezoning

Nearby residents are not happy with an application to re-zone about four acres west of Muddy Neck Road from AR-1 Agricultural Residential District to a B-1 Neighborhood Business District. At the public hearing at Sussex County Planning and Zoning...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:43pm

Mitchell files complaint over police issue

Ocean View Councilman Perry Mitchell contacted the Delaware Attorney General’s office mid-week, complaining of alleged Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations at Tuesday’s Ocean View town council meeting.

Mitchell, in his e-mail to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:41pm

Isom offers a facial that's All About U

As the summer months approach and people begin to spend more time outdoors, it’s important they remember to take care of their skin. A number of qualities of coastal living can have an effect on the skin, such as sunlight, salt in the air and the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:32pm

First-ever Spring Farm Festival readies in Ocean View

This Memorial Day weekend, Hi Point Farm in Ocean View is introducing an event to kick off the summer season. Diane Turner, owner and caretaker of the property situated down Cedar Neck Road, is presenting the first-ever Spring Farm Festival. The...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:12pm