Ocean View


Traffic stop in OV leads to heroin arrest

Following a routine traffic stop in Ocean View, the Ocean View Police Department was recently able to recover 1.5 grams of suspected heroin from Ocean View resident Jennifer Zimmerman.

“On May 15, at approximately 2:20 p.m. Patrolman [...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:48am

Curran pens first novel

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Walter Curran with his first novel, ‘Young Mariner’ and his first book of poetry, ‘Slice of Life: Cerebral Spasms of the Soul’.Having worked in the maritime field for more than 40 years, Walter Curran knows a...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:28am

OVPD Hopkins and Hardy K-9 team receive national certifications

Coastal Point • File Photo: PFC Justin Hopkins and K-9 Hardy during a training exercise last year.Earlier this year, municipal K-9 teams throughout the state received national certification in explosive and narcotic scent detection by the...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:17am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Hockers acquire former Harris Teeter property

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: The Hocker family has reached an agreement to purchase Salt Pond Plaza, which includes the building that formerly housed Harris Teeter.In a mystery that rivaled “Who shot J.R.?” and “Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?”...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:02am

Night work to begin on Route 113 and 26 road projects

To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.

The...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Meet the artisans of the 2016 Artisans Fair

Photo courtesy • Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography: A photograph of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with fireworks overhead by Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography. Ickrath will be at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School for the 2016 Artisans Fair on...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:01am

Hocker's acquire former Harris Teeter property

Mystery solved!

Speculation has run rampant over what would happen with the Harris Teeter building near Salt Pond since that company announced they were closing their doors there in February 2015.

Hocker’s has reached an agreement...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:29am

Sussex Central grad joins Ocean View Police Department

Coastal Point • Shaun Lambert: Patrolman Troy Bowden is the newest addition to the Ocean View Police Department. A member of the Delaware State Police Explorers Program as a youth, Bowden has long had his eye on a career in law enforcement.If you...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:13am

VFW post’s 70th anniversary to include founding members

In researching the 70-year history of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234, Jerry Hardiman has discovered a theme of selflessness running though longtime members.

The VFW was founded in 1946, primarily by World War II veterans. It was an...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:12pm

Lord Baltimore sees no injuries in minor electrical fire

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Firefighters load unused hose onto a Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company truck after a small fire at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Friday, May 6.A recent school fire only resulted a few hours of lost...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:38am

OV Homecoming Festival & Craft Fair set for this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Kids climb the rock wall that was present during a past Ocean View Homecoming event.This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will host its annual Homecoming Festival & Crafts Fair.

Homecoming will take place on...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:03am

The store that gave rise to Ocean View

The community of Ocean View can trace its origin to 1688. In that year, Lord Baltimore of the Maryland Colony granted 500 acres of land to a Matthew Scarborough. That land grant was called “Middlesex” and was situated in what today is the area...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in alleged MVFC embezzlement charged

Delaware State Police have arrested a 36-year-old Dagsboro man after an audit of a local fire company’s accounts reveal he allegedly stole more than $190,000 in funds.

Justin K. Oakley turned himself into detectives Tuesday, May 10, after...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:11am

BREAKING NEWS: State inspection reveals close to $200,000 allegedly embezzled from MVFC

A fiscal inspection report released by the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) on Tuesday, May 10, reported that $190,433.61 was allegedly embezzled from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) by their former treasurer...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:39am

Gallery One artist ‘Get Around’ in new exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View will celebrate its 10th anniversary and welcome new partner Eileen Olson at a special artist reception Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. May’s show theme “Round, Round, I Get Around,” will be on display and open to the...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:43am

Twardzik to be sworn in as OV councilman

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Frank and Colleen Twardzik pose for a photo outside their home in?Ocean View. Frank will be sworn in as a town councilman April 26, at 6 p.m.Having been involved behind the scenes in local politics for a number...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:58pm

Seaside Bride, Bear Trap team for wedding event

In an effort to bring industry professionals together for networking opportunities, Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Bear Trap Dunes are hosting a wedding professionals’ networking event on Thursday, April 21.

“We are very excited to be...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:36am

Gallery One show gets ‘Touchy Feely’

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced that its April show, “Touchy Feely,” will be open to the public through May 3.

“The artistic creative process generally begins with an idea. It may be a feeling, emotional response, or just the...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:42am

McCabe to speak on Delmarva history

Lovers of Delaware history may find plenty to love in the latest free lecture to hit Ocean View courtesy of the Ocean View Historical Society. The presentation will be given by Russ McCabe, former director of the Delaware Public Archives, and...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:32am

Cub Scout pack visits Ocean View Police Department

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: When the Bears of Cub Pack 280 stopped in for a visit to the Ocean View Police Department, the boys didn’t know they were going to get handcuffed. Here Fiore Raithel has his turn as Ty Brown watches and waits for...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:08am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Ocean View makes $160k grant to Millville fire department

The Ocean View Town Council unanimously voted last week to grant the Millville Volunteer Fire Company $160,000 to help pay down the principal loan monies owed from the purchase of two new ambulances, and one new traffic control unit, that are...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:13pm

Olsen and Twardzik to serve on OV council

The Town of Ocean View will not hold a municipal election in April, after only two residents filed to run for open seats on the town council.

Frank Twardzik filed to run in District 2, for a seat currently held by Geoff Christ, who is...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:14pm

Ocean View Police Department welcomes Dalton to force

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Patrolman AnnMarie Dalton takes a break from her duties to pose next to one of the Ocean View Police Department’s vehicles. She chose Ocean View largely because of their reputation of training their officers well...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:29pm

OVHS gets BOA approval for Coastal Town Museum

The Ocean View Historical Society has been given the go-ahead by the Ocean View Board of Adjustment for its plans to turn a soon-to-be-donated home into the Coastal Towns Museum.

On Feb. 18, the Ocean View BOA unanimously approved a...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:28pm

Ocean View seeking candidates for town council election

The Town of Ocean View will hold its annual town council election on Saturday, April 2. They will elect a councilperson from both District 1 and District 2, for three-year terms.

As of March 2, only one candidate, Frank Twardzik, had filed...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:27pm

MSO to feature French flutist Jean Ferrandis

Jean Ferrandis will solo with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G Major” and Fauré’s “Fantasie for Flute” when the MSO performs their annual Spring Concert on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Mariner’s...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:14am

Homeward Hound: The story of Ricky the Chihuahua

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Ricky braved 19 days of winter weather, wandered 5 miles away from home and lost half his body weight in the process, but is now safe at home.Imagine living out in the elements, outside of your warm home, for 19...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:11am

Ocean View continues work on operating, capital budgets

The Town of Ocean View held a public hearing and workshop earlier this week to discuss its proposed 2017-fiscal-year operating and capital budgets.

Town Manager Dianne Vogel said that, since the council had last met, the draft budget had...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:10am

Gallery One exhibit offers ‘Great Escapes’

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced the theme of its March show, “Great Escapes,” open to the public March 2-29.

Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Solitude,’ an oil by Joyce Condry, is just one of the works featured in Gallery One’s...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 4:21am

Ocean View to hold public hearing/workshop on budget

The Town of Ocean View will hold a public hearing and workshop on its 2017-fiscal-year operating and capital budgets on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with the public hearing beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the workshop at 6 p.m.

Currently, in the...

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:42am

Lord Baltimore Lions Club celebrates 70 years of service

It’s hard to go anywhere in the Ocean View area without seeing an aspect of the community that the Lord Baltimore Lions Club has touched.

In the 70 years since the club was formed — initially from staff and administration at the Lord...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:16am

Ocean View P&Z approves site plans for Silver Woods

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission recently unanimously approved the final site plan for Phase II of a mixed-used planned community, Silver Woods, as submitted by Robert Thornton.

At the hearing on Jan. 21, Ocean View Public...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:10am

Sheeran honored with memorial resolution in Ocean View

In November, the Town of Ocean View lost councilman Tom Sheeran, who was first elected to the council in April 2011. At Tuesday’s council meeting, state Rep. Ron Gray presented a memorial resolution from the state legislature to Sheeran’s wife,...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:28am

BART offering election relief with ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ at Dickens

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Director Oksana Farber and the cast of BART’s ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ gather during rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 2.Whether they’re Democrats, Republicans or really more of a Nader guy, audience members will still be...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:55am

Ocean View begins reviewing draft budget for 2017

The Town of Ocean View this week held its first workshop to review the proposed operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year and five-year Capital Improvements Program.

At the Jan. 26 workshop, Town Manger Dianne Vogel noted the proposed...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:03am

Ocean View resident scripts ‘Dater’s Handbook’

Coastal Point • Submitted: The visual display of a camera shows the filming of the movie ‘Dater’s Handbook,’ written by Ocean View resident Jennifer Barrow. The movie will air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9 p.m.When Jennifer...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:36am

Maly to serve on Ocean View Town Council

The Ocean View Town Council will soon have a new face on the dais, with the addition of Tom Maly.

Following the passing of councilman Tom Sheeran in November, the Town sought candidates for a special election to fill the vacancy. Maly was...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:33am

OVHS adds Evans-West house to the National Registry

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Ocean View Historical Society has added the Evans-West house to the National Registry of Historic Places.The Ocean View Historical Society has successfully had a second home listed in the National Registry of...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:12am

Ocean View police continue to focus on DUI enforcement

Within the span of three days, the Ocean View Police Department made three DUI arrests.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 16, an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:07am

New show ‘Stillness’ to open at Gallery One on Jan. 6

Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week that its new show with the winter theme “Stillness” will be open to the public Jan. 6 through March 2. Gallery One artists will offer viewers a respite, a place or feeling of quiet in the new...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:11am

CHEER shines with strong leadership

Coastal Point • Bob Bertram: Above, CHEER Director Yolanda Gallego in front of her Wall of Inspiration.At the CHEER Center in Ocean View, the homey atmosphere is highlighted by the smiling faces of the CHEER members, ages 50 and older. Overseeing...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:01am

OV discusses truck traffic, emergency services grant

The Ocean View Town Council continued discussions regarding traffic on Woodland Avenue when it met earlier this week.

Last month, the Town received a petition from residents in The Reserves and other surrounding residents, asking the Town...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:46am

Ocean View to hold special election for Sheeran’s seat

At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting this week, the Ocean View Town Council had a moment of silence in honor of former councilman Tom Sheeran, who passed away on Nov. 22.

“For those who may not know, we lost a very good man recently...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:27am

OVHS to host fourth annual Victorian Christmas

Coastal Point • File photo: A Christmas tree at the Ocean View Historical Society from a prior year’s event.To celebrate the holiday season and pay homage to days of yore, the Ocean View Historical Society will be hosting its annual Victorian...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:29am

Ocean View Presbyterian to host annual Nativity Festival

Coastal Point • File photo: Detail of one of the nativities from from an earlier event.With all the holiday madness, many are unable to take a moment to breathe and remember the meaning behind the Christmas holiday.

Ocean View Presbyterian...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:23am

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ now showing

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast and crew of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is putting a new spin on an old classic at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville this weekend.Chances are you’ve seen the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street”...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:20pm

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

CCOV to host free Thanksgiving dinner

The Church of Christ at Ocean View (CCOV) will hold its third annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free. All members of the community are being invited to come and enjoy good food and...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:50am