Ocean View

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.

Coastal Point • Submitted
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

Art melding with food at Kool Bean event

Kool Bean Bistro has built up a reputation for its flavorful coffees, intimate dining and cozy atmosphere. Next week, they’re stepping it up with “Fused for Flavor,” where a one-of-a-kind fiber-art collection from local artist Jill M. Thomas will...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:57pm

Library statue dedicated to Priscilla Cole

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) was on hand at the South Coastal Library on Friday, May 8, to take a tour of the newly renovated library and assist in the unveiling there of a heron sculpture created in memory of Priscilla Cole by local artist...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:47pm

Edith H. Ross-Cochran, 84

Edith H. Ross-Cochran, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She retired after 25 years of service as a pediatric nurse for Dr. Bertram Grossman Pediatric Associates, Norwalk, Conn.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:29pm

Two Beebe patients die after adverse drug reactions

Two of three patients who were adversely affected after receiving the drug heparin from premixed IV bags at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes around May 8 died. The hospital has since been cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:32am

Local businesses hit by burglaries

The Ocean View Police Department is advising local businesses to be on alert as there have been several burglaries in the area recently.

On April 24, there was a burglary at Coastal Realty, west of the Verizon building (at the corner of...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:45am

Waiting to see which way the wind blows

After much discussion and opposition from neighbors, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment tabled a decision to grant a special use exemption for the placement of a windmill in Quillen’s Point in Ocean View.

The windmill, a Skystream 3.7...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:43am

Historical society eyes major changes

riginally thought to be an ideal place for the Coastal Towns Museum, in the newly defined historical district in Ocean View, the Shores House at 39 Central Avenue, built roughly in 1860, turned out to be a little more than the historical society...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:38am

Ocean View benefits from Earth Day service project

The Town of Ocean View got a special Earth Day present when workers from Sposato Landscaping showed up last week to do some pro bono landscaping.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Sposato employee Mario Flores gets some help mulching...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 3:01pm

Webb comes ‘home’ as LB Teacher of the Year

For Pam Webb, second-grade teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary, and LB’s Teacher of the Year, teaching there is a little like coming home.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Indian River Teacher of the Year Pam Webb with students (back...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:17pm

Ocean View looks to annexation to fix financial issues

Annexation was the primary subject of the evening at Ocean View’s first brainstorming workshop session with its new council, on Tuesday, April 21. Councilman Richard Nippes first broached the subject as one of the issues he would like the council...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 7:24am

Lawless takes seat on Ocean View council

Ocean View town council officially introduced Robert “Bob” Lawless as their new council member on Tuesday night, at their regular April meeting. Lawless replaces Roy Thomas in representing District 4. Thomas did not seek re-election after his...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 7:52am

Ice cream social set for April 17

The Ocean View Presbyterian Church will hold its fifth annual ice cream social on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

The night will feature a local group doing their rendition of the “Soggy Bottom Boys,” with music and comedy.

“It started...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches until Thursday morning

Coastal flood advisory for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
Philadelphia, Pa., 2:27 p.m. EDT, Wed., Apr. 15, 2009

... Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EDT Thursday......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:32am

Lane closed for IRIB construction, through April 24

UPDATED: The Department of Transportation advised motorists on Tuesday, April 14, that sheetpile driving would be occurring on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge this week and would require the closure of the right lane of Route 1 southbound...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:45am

Lawless declared councilman-elect in Ocean View

Robert J. “Bob” Lawless was certified councilman-elect for Ocean View’s District 4 seat at the Friday, April 3, meeting of the town’s Board of Supervisors of Elections. Because the number of qualified candidates was equal to the number of seats...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:41am

Special events, worship highlight holy week

An Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on Sunday, April 12, organized by member churches of the Southeast Sussex Ministerium. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Ann...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:42am

Ocean View settling into new digs

Ocean View town staff is settling in to their new digs on the second floor of the Wallace A. Melson Public Safety Building off Central Avenue.

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
Betty Jane Keen, a longtime employee of the Town of Ocean...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:23am

Local residents recall area’s past for crowd

On March 12, the Ocean View Historical Society held a presentation on the growth of the Ocean View/Millville/Bethany area over the course of their lifetimes and those of their ancestors. Two speakers – Wanda Powell and Mary Hocker Collins, who...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 7:18am

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - Strong thunderstorms affecting area

939 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View election canceled, Lawless certified councilman-elect

Robert "Bob" Lawless was certified councilman-elect for Ocean View's District 4 seat at the Friday, April 3, meeting of the town's Board of Supervisors of Elections. Because the number of qualified candidates is now equal to the number of seats...

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 4:27am

BREAKING NEWS: OV election board dismisses complaint against Lawless, Candidate's Night canceled

The Ocean View Board of Supervisors of Elections on April 1 dismissed a complaint made by Councilman Perry Mitchell that argued that candidate Robert Lawless had improperly garnered support from local Republicans in his campaign for the Ocean...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 6:18am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View water system flushing extended through April 10

Officials with Tidewater Utilities posted notices this week that they would be extending the flushing of their water system that serves the town of Ocean View from through April 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The flushing period was...

Monday, March 30, 2009 - 4:54am

(UPDATED, APRIL 2, 2009) Mueller drops out of Ocean View race

Ocean View Town Council candidate Jerry Mueller informed the Coastal Point on Wednesday morning, March 25, that he was dropping out of the race for the town’s District Four council seat, citing personal reasons.


Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

IRSD to host Pre-School Family Night on March 26

The Indian River School District will host a Pre-School Family Night on Thursday, March 26, at Millsboro Middle School. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families and daycare providers in the Indian River School District are being...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:22am

Ocean View adopts proposed budget

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt the proposed 2010-fiscal-year budget and capital improvement plan.

Highlights of the budget include paying off the loan for the public safety building, at a savings of $82,...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

Motorcycle ride to benefit program

Spring has arrived, and despite the lingering chill, there has been plenty of sunshine. The change in season offers an opportunity to get out and enjoy all the beautiful scenery the coastal area has to offer; and what better way than to see it...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 3:23am

BREAKING NEWS: DSP says alarming text message is a hoax

The Delaware State Police announced Thursday, March 26, that they are being inundated with telephone calls regarding a text message that has been circulating throughout Central and Southern Delaware and portions of Maryland.

Police said...

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 6:24am

Lawless and Mueller running to District 4 seat in Ocean View

Robert R. “Bob” Lawless and Gerald K. “Jerry” Mueller will be running to fill the District 4 seat in the Ocean View town council election to be held April 11. Roy Thomas, who has held the seat for the past three years, is not running for re-...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:16pm