Ocean View

Ocean View public water system moving ahead

Construction continued this week in Ocean View as the town moved closer to getting a central water system. With crews rounding up construction in Country Estates and Country Village, sights are set on Route 26 — though the primary concern...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Teachers plan to revive Coastal family festival

The first annual Lord Baltimore Fun Festival is set to kick off May 19, with hopes to mimic the excitement and exhilaration that the old Coastal Music & Arts Festival had brought to the area years ago.

With vendors, arts and crafts,...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bethany Beach freezes out snowball sales

Warm summer days at the beach and icy confections go together like peanut butter and jelly, or bikinis and sunscreen. But the days of Bethany Beach residents and vacationers running off the beach or out of their homes at the sound of a ringing...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bethany farmers' market location sought

Bethany Beach Town Council members have been eager to champion the creation of a farmers’ market in the town, as proposed last month by Delaware Department of Agriculture officials. But at their council workshop on Monday, Feb. 12, the council...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Completion date for new OVPD building improves by two weeks

Cold weather moving in may discourage some of the construction on the new Ocean View Police Department, but work thus far has been spot on. In fact, the completion date of the new building, originally set for the second week of June, now sits at...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Route 26, local roads widening still in doubt

The fate of a long-anticipated project to widen Route 26 from the Assawoman Canal to unincorporated Clarksville now parallels that of a package of fee and tax increases introduced by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in her 2008-fiscal-year budget proposal...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Construction on Ocean View water system under way

Some residents in Ocean View’s Country Village may have received an unwelcome wake-up call on recent mornings as construction began this past week on the new central, public water system to replace the individual wells that currently service the...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Halls undecked in isolated mischief

Weeks of dedicated hours and an impressive accumulation of lights and decorations are displayed at the Golis family’s Ocean View residence every holiday season. But this year, for the first time in their 20-year tradition, the twinkling...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

New OVPD to see some aesthetic adjustments

The completion of Ocean View’s new police building at 201 Central Avenue may still be seven months away, but locals won’t have to wait much longer before noticing a change in the building’s appearance.
Special to the Coastal Point •...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View to welcome holidays with Carols

The Town of Ocean View is hoping to spread the holiday spirit this weekend by holding the 23rd annual Carols in the Park Christmas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 8, in John West Memorial Park.
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Revelers braved...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View Board of Adjustments meets for hearings

The Ocean View Board of Adjustments met on Thursday, Nov. 16, for several public hearings. In board action that night:

• Jackie Katz of Beached Blonde Designs was granted variance from §222-94-B(3) of the Town Code to place a wall sign in...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bear Trap brings back popular home tour

Village of Bear Trap Dunes’ home owners are looking beyond this holiday week toward the coming holiday season, and are again decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees and décor, as part of plans to host the fourth Bear Trap-sponsored...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tour giving thanks for local artists

This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the 12th annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), when 15 of the top artists and crafters in the state open their studios to the public.

The free tour runs this Friday, Nov. 24, and...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beach Cottage offers difference

A regular customer of Ocean View’s Beach Cottage visited the furniture store/art gallery recently — not to purchase anything, but to show her new puppy to the store’s owner, Karen Pomije.

Coastal Point • JONATHAN STARKEY: Beach Cottage...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Super Giant selling generic drugs for $3.99

Local and statewide residents can now save money on generic drug costs. Almost mirroring a Wal-Mart plan launched in Tampa, Fla. almost two months ago, Giant is using its Super Giant Delaware stores as a test for a $3.99 generic drug plan.


Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View establishes first EOP

On Thursday, Nov. 2, Lewes Projects Coordinator/Grants Administrator Nelson Wiles shared some helpful advice as he presented Ocean View Town Council with an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The plan was officially considered for the Town of Ocean...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tax increases may be in future for Ocean View

In a heavily debated decision that could lead to increased taxes for Ocean View property owners, the Town Council made a 3-2 vote on several money-saving proposals at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

After review of the town’s mid-year...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View to go ahead with electrical repairs

At the Ocean View Town Council work session on Tuesday, Oct.17, the town council members discussed a proposal for electrical repairs on Atlantic Avenue, Route 26.

The repairs would ensure the town’s holiday lights will be up and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View discusses reserves, capital spending

At the Sept. 19 Ocean View Town Council meeting, Council Member Roy Thomas introduced concept ideas to establish a Long-term Capital Reserve Fund and an Emergency Fund specifically for the town.

Thomas produced a proposal for an Emergency...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View man beaten, robbed in Wilmington

Staff Report

A 27-year-old Ocean View man who was visiting a friend in Wilmington was beaten and robbed there early Tuesday morning while he slept, according to New Castle County Police. Police officials have yet to release his name.


Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Roth leaving town for county spot

After nearly five years as Ocean View’s Town Manager/Financial Director, Kathy Roth accepted a job with Sussex County and will vacate her town position the first week in October.
County officials hired Roth as Sussex’s first budget and cost...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View establishes grant fund, rental tax

When Ocean View Town Council voted on Tuesday to set up a grant fund for emergency service organizations serving the town, Millville Fire Company finally received some help with its funding woes.

Maybe. Probably.

Actually, Fire...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.

Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber wins national award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.

The ACCE hands out awards for...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hard work at LB is no bother

After more than a year away from their Ocean View location, Lord Baltimore Elementary School faculty and staff poured back into the now air-conditioned and bathroom- and elevator-laden building amid boxes and furniture not yet in place.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Schmidt stresses healthy living, No Excuses

More than a decade ago and admittedly out of shape, Sheila Schmidt said she decided to do something. The Ocean View resident started attending aerobics classes religiously, more than a couple times a week, until she became a regular and to the...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Petitions duel over prayer in school

Since two families — one Jewish and another that remains anonymous — filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the Indian River School District early last year for alleged violations of their freedom of religion, local attention has been affixed to...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hurricane preparation key

A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fire evicts woman, business

Jennie Sulcoski is a familiar sight to many who travel down Route 26 through Ocean View, though some who see the vibrant brunette might not know her name.

Coastal Point • DARIN J. McCANN
Rehoboth Beach firefighters survey the...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

OVPD generator to get more stable footing

The saga of the Ocean View Police Department’s generator continued this week, with town council members voting 4-1 on Aug. 1 to approve up to $5,000 be spent to pour a concrete footing around the existing installation at the OVPD temporary...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Police dog's death ruled accidental

Despite rumors of foul play and anonymous e-mails alleging wrongdoing, the Delaware State Police determined last week that the death of Ocean View’s police dog, Caro, was accidental.

Caro — a 5-year-old male German shepherd — died July 21...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Wichmann censured despite support

Ocean View Town Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to censure Bill Wichmann, despite overwhelming public support shown for the councilman at the meeting. Mayor Gary Meredith cast the deciding vote to censure Wichmann for 12 charges related to the...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Rental tax ordinance introduced in town

Ocean View Town Council introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would implement a rental tax in the town, but council members worried about its enforcement. The tax would charge landlords 3 percent of gross rental receipts but would likely also...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Weichmann facing censure motion

About a week after learning of Ocean View Town Councilman Roy Thomas’ intentions to censure fellow Councilman Bill Wichmann, Town Manager Kathy Roth sent a memo to Mayor Gary Meredith and Council, stating she that feels threatened by comments...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Warranty 'void' on Ocean View generator

The Town of Ocean View narrowly avoided possible legal action late last month by paying Archer Electric the balance of the installation cost of the backup generator at the temporary police station. But problems with the generator still loom....

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Warranty 'void' on Ocean View generator

The Town of Ocean View narrowly avoided possible legal action late last month by paying Archer Electric the balance of the installation cost of the backup generator at the temporary police station. But problems with the generator still loom....

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Young owl finds home

Encounters with deer, snakes and foxes are all too common for residents of Savannah’s Landing, a planned community bordering wetlands and located in Ocean View. But over the past month, members of this community have come face-to-face with a...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Funding the issue for all day kindergarten

Local school boards will have the final vote to confirm if school districts want to implement a full-day kindergarten program, according to a bill passed in the General Assembly and sent to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner last week.


Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

CHEER receives some help from state

The Sussex County Senior Services organization CHEER received a 5.5 percent increase from the state this year in the Grant-in-Aid bill, which “will help,” according to CHEER Deputy Director John Culp, but doesn’t solve the problem with a possible...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Delp, Romero die from accident injuries

Dagsboro resident Robert Delp died last Thursday night from injuries sustained in a June 8 Frankford-area accident that killed four others and injured three.
Delp was taken off of life support at a Washington hospital about 5:41 p.m. on...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Homes to open for annual Cottage Tour

Homes in the Friends of the South Coastal Library’s Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour are gaining recognition in and beyond Delmarva these days — and rightly so, according to tour spokeswoman Joan Gordon.

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Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Bear Trap parade establishes identity

More than 200 people participated in the community-based Bear Trap Fourth of July parade last year, and that number is expected to grow on Tuesday. Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the fourth annual Bear Trap parade won’t even last an hour and will...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

Town's police generator causes controversy

Officials from Kelly Generator and Equipment Inc. (KGE) who recently inspected the installation of the 130-kilowatt generator at the temporary Ocean View Police Station reported that the generator is not mean for temporary use and should be...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fire company petitions Ocean View for help

About a month after asking the Town of Millville for support, Millville Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief Graig Temple asked Ocean View’s town council on Tuesday to consider implementing an impact fee for the company, which is overwhelmed by...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Taste the coast

For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View board denies assisted-living request

Members of Ocean View’s Board of Adjustment told a town couple on May 18 that they can not extend their assisted-living business in its current location at 49 West Avenue.

After hearing extensive opposition to Lloyd and Andrea Elling’s...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Griffith presents archaeological history

The 1998-2000 dig at the Bear Trap community in Ocean View was just another chapter in Delaware’s archaeological history but not the most recent. In 2004, a dredging project off of the coast of Lewes uncovered a spectacular find.


Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ground broken on police station

Last Friday, on a bare lot just north of the Village of Bear Trap Dunes on Central Avenue, Ocean View town officials held a long-awaited ceremony. After a two-month-long debate about the project and a month of silence, those officials, along with...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View-area salvage operation sparks fire

Members of the Millville and Roxana volunteer fire departments responded April 25 to a noontime fire at a salvage facility on Substation Road near Central Avenue, just outside Ocean View.

Special to the Coastal Point • SHAUN LAMBERT...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm