Ocean View


Ocean View candidates meet, speak with residents

Coastal Point Illustration • Maria Counts and Shaun Lambert : Ocean View Town Council candidates, from left, Kent Liddle, Jon DeBuchananne, Carol Bodine and Don Walsh.In preparation for the upcoming April 11 town council election, the Town of...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:42am

Restaurant/retail space considered in Ocean View

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission reviewed the concept plan submitted by property owner C.J. Pines LLC to create a general business location that will include structures for a restaurant and office/retail space, located...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:51pm

Debuchananne running for District 4 seat in Ocean View

Next month, Ocean View will hold its annual municipal election, selecting someone to hold the District 4 council seat, which is currently held by Councilman Bob Lawless, who is term-limited. The election has four contenders, and Fairway Village...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:31am

Gallery One displaying ‘A Thing of Beauty’ in April

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: It’s loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness.”

Those are the words of the English poet John Keats, and the artists at Gallery One are inviting the public to visit the gallery to see...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:11am

Route 26 culverts right on schedule

Morning commute may be impacted by lane closures

The recent mandatory detours along Route 26 are almost over, as the current phase of the project is right on schedule to reopen the road by Tuesday, March 31.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:01am

Group offers support to caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease can be a rewarding experience, but it can come with a great deal of stress, exhaustion and, at times, heartbreak.

“When some people come in, you can see they’re a spring ready to pop,”...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:53am

Liddle vies for District 4 seat in Ocean View

Next month, Ocean View will hold its annual municipal election, and Bear Trap resident Kent Liddle hopes to serve the town as the new District 4 councilman.

Liddle“In every area we’ve lived, I’ve tried to be involved with something in the...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:52am

OV encourages residents to attend Candidates’ Night

With the Town of Ocean View set to hold its annual municipal election to elect a resident to the District 4 council seat in April, a Candidates’ Night will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

Held at town hall, the event will allow...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:52am

Four candidates file for Ocean View District 4 seat

Wednesday, March 11, was the deadline for candidates to file to run for the District 4 council seat in Ocean View.

Four residents, Carol Bodine, Jon Debuchananne, Kent Liddle and Don Walsh filed to run. The election will he held on...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:42am

Ocean View discusses budget, emergency services

Earlier this week, the Town of Ocean View reviewed Draft 3 of the Town’s Operating & Capital Budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which reflected changes made following a council budget workshop.

In Draft 3 for the Capital Budget, the...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:40am

Bodine hopes experience lands her a seat

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Ocean View resident Carol Bodine is one of four candidates running for the Ocean View District 4 council seat.Four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for the April election for District 4 councilperson...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:34am

Local brides to get help with weddings

Planning your dream beach wedding? We're here to help.The love of your life has just kneeled on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage… But now what?
Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Walsh files to run for town council in Ocean View election

The Town of Ocean View will hold its municipal election next month, and Avon Park resident Don Walsh has added his name to the ballot.

“I’ve been wanting to get involved and have pretty much been going to every meeting every month to see...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:45am

Ocean View looking for District 4 candidates to fill seat

Coastal Point • Submitted : Ocean View is looking for candidates who live in District 4 to run for town council.The Town of Ocean View is seeking candidates to fill the District 4 town council seat, for a three-year term.

The seat is...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:16am

Gallery One artists’ works ‘Under the Influence’ in March

Recalling advice from a mentor to be aware of your surroundings? Remembering the lines of a favorite song? Mesmerized by the miracle of a flower? Enchanted by the magic of a far off city? These moments are the influences that can make an artist...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:30am

DOSE workshop offers drug overdose training to community

The Ocean View Police Department last week hosted a Delaware Overdose Survival Education (DOSE) workshop, conducted by Brandywine Counseling & Community Services.

About 16 members of the public, along with the entire police department...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:55am

Traffic stop yields drugs, suspect in recent burglary

Ocean View police recently arrested an Ocean View man on drug- and traffic-related charges after spotting his car speeding down a local street. That routine traffic stop led police to connect the man to a recent burglary in which a handgun and...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:09am

Harris Teeter to close Salt Pond store

The Harris Teeter grocery store company announced on Tuesday that it would be closing its Salt Pond location near Bethany Beach in two weeks. The store is the area’s newest Harris Teeter store, open at Salt Pond Plaza since March 31, 2010, on the...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:25am

Business owners voice frustration with project

After just one month with two localized Route 26 road closures, business owners are really feeling the pressure. As their small businesses suffer from being located on temporary dead-ends, they voiced their concerns at a Feb. 10 Construction...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:16am

Village Square Academy bringing childcare and education back to Whites Neck

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Two children play at Village Square Academy in Millville, which will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb. 21, to allow prospective students and their parents see the new learning center on Whites Neck Road.Bright...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:48am

OVPD offers Narcan training, heroin education

Those looking to learn more about the growing heroin epidemic can take advantage of an opportunity being provided to the community by the Ocean View Police Department next week.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., the OVPD, along with...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:27am

Ocean View council discusses 2016-fiscal-year budget

The Ocean View Town Council reviewed its first draft of the Town’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year this week.

“This is our first draft… It’s going to change,” emphasized Finance Director Lee Brubaker.

In a memorandum to the council...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:09am

‘Frozen’ train adventure arrives at Salted Rim

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Salted Rim in Ocean View hosts families at their ‘Frozen’ adventure show onboard one of their trains. Here, Elsa dances around as the families enjoy the show. Visit http://coastalpoint.zenfolio.com/p337602837...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:54am

Ocean View to review resurfacing, police receive grants

The Town of Ocean View will be reviewing the micro-resurfacing done in a number of town developments in 2013, after receiving a letter from Kent Liddle, president of The Village at Bear Trap Dunes Owners Association.

“The Board of...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:12am

‘Paint What You Love’ is on display at Gallery One through March 3

Artists find that their work is more expressive, energetic, soulful and successful, when they paint what they love. For the January/February’s exhibit theme, Gallery One partners painted subjects that were special to them.

Lesley...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:57am

BART donates DVD’s of theatre productions to South Coastal Library

Rusty Hesse, a member of the advisory committee of the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) and Bob Davis founder of BART and local playwright, recently presented seven DVDs to Susan Keefe, director of the South Coastal Library. The DVD’s are...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:37am

OVPD adds training and K-9 officer to anti-heroin initiative

The Ocean View Police Department has been working on its own initiative to help combat the heroin problem that has been plaguing the town, state and country.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ocean View Police Officer Justin Hopkins and his...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:07pm

K-9 Hardy welcomed to OVPD

“For him, this isn’t work — it’s play,” said Ocean View Police Department Officer Justin Hopkins of his new partner, Hardy.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ocean View Police Officer Justin Hopkins and his K-9 partner, Hardy, practice bite...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:03pm

Route 26 detour begins Monday­­

Route 26 will close in two locations for construction, starting Monday, Jan. 5. The three-month closure is scheduled to end March 30.

Two bridge culverts must be replaced where Route 26 crosses water, just east of Millville Town Hall and...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:03pm

OVPD first in state to carry drug to treat overdoses

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Naloxone Hydrochloride, or ‘Narcan,’ can counteract the effects of an overdose of opioid drugs, legal or otherwise.A few weeks ago, if an Ocean View police officer arrived on the scene of a suspected drug overdose...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

Ocean View police upgrade body camera program

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Ocean View Police Department secured new Vievu LE3 cameras for their officers, replacing the old ones, which have become outdated.Last month, the Ocean View Police Department purchased body cameras for its...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:54pm

OVP&Z approves Silverstock annexation conditions, Royal Farms air pump location

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted 3-0 this week to recommend Ocean View Town Council to amend the conditions of approval for lands owned by Silverstock LLC to be annexed into the town.

Administrative Official Charles...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 5:07pm

Substation Road to close for crossroad pipe replacement

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week alerted motorists that the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe will close Substation Road between Burbage Road and Beaver Dam Road in the Ocean View area until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:00am

Ocean View offers holiday fun for all this Saturday

This weekend, the Town of Ocean View and the Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS) will be celebrating the holiday season, and is inviting the public to the festivities.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., the OVHS will be holding its...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:09am

Ocean View discusses resident inquiry regarding brewery

The Town of Ocean View will be looking into drafting language for a special exception use for a brewery following the request of local businessman and town resident Joel Antonioli.

Antonioli, owner of Superior Screen & Glass, located...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:08am

Dickens offers fun holiday events, starting this Saturday

For the second year, area children will have the chance to meet Santa Claus at a spot a little closer than the North Pole — at Dickens Parlour Theatre.

“It was very popular last year so we’re expecting a lot of kids to come visit Santa...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:05pm

Nativity Festival aims to get families in the holiday spirit

It seemed an inauspicious birth,
another mouth to feed on earth.
A stable in a crowded town,
the only lodging to be found.

— John McCullagh

Many Christian families display a crèche or nativity every Christmas,...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:25pm

Family seeks support following local woman’s sudden passing

A local family is seeking help from the community after the sudden and unexpected death of an Ocean View woman last month.

SiebertDorthea “Dottie” Siebert, an Ocean View resident, passed away at the age of 54 on Oct. 21, leaving behind an...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:58pm

Gallery one featuring ‘Celebration’ with December show

In December, people often look back on the past year and celebrate those events which are personal and meaningful to each of them, and the same is true of the artists of Gallery One in Ocean View, which is holding its new show, “Celebration,”...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:52pm

Ocean View woman charged with third DUI, arson

A car on fire was reported at the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Atlantic Avenue about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Delaware State Police assisted the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office in securing the scene that night, and it was suspected...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:46am

OV discusses trash collection, gets update on historical complex

The Town of Ocean View will be looking into the cost of contracting with a single trash and recycling company for services town-wide.

“It’s not a new idea,” said Councilman Tom Sheeran, who brought the idea forward to the council. “It has...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:41am

‘Good King Succotash’ showcasing holiday debauchery at Dickens

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) rehearses for their last show, ‘The Time Collector’ at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Their newest production, ‘Good King Succotash,’ will have its last performance...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:08am

MSO to present ‘Holiday Joy’ concert

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, will usher in the holiday season with a program of orchestral and vocal music at the “Holiday Joy” concert, to be performed on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:40am

OVCC to host 2nd annual community Thanksgiving dinner

The Ocean View Church of Christ (OVCC) will hold its 2nd annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 4 pm. This event is free. All members of the community are invited to come and enjoy good food and good company...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:38am

Hocker coffee serves up discussion of oysters and rent hikes

For the first time since he was elected state representative in 2000, state Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. enjoyed his first election off. But he was back to work Wednesday morning, with a Nov. 5 “Coffee’s On Me” with constituents.

Regarding the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:32am

Grandell concert to benefit Mariner’s mission trip

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Grandells enjoy the beach with their guitars. The musicians will be headlining a concert to benefit the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s mission trip to Costa Rica.Some familiar faces are headlining the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:52am

Ocean View Public Works makes the move

The Ocean View Public Works Department is working diligently to move into its new home by the beginning of November. Until now, the department has been working out of a number of separate buildings, but will now have one home.

“All the...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:29am

OV holds workshop on Phase III Streetscape improvements

The Town of Ocean View held an informational workshop this week on Phase III of the town’s Streetscape improvements project.

“The more information we can provide to the public, the better informed they are. That’s why we’re having these...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:39am

Aubré Duncan joins Gallery One in Ocean View

Gallery One, a co-op art gallery in Ocean View, this week announced that watercolor artist Aubrè Duncan has joined the gallery as a partner.

“Aubrè’s watercolors bring a fresh, new point of view this fine art gallery,” they said. “Aubrè’s...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:19am

Expansion of alcohol consumption hours to get second reading

The Ocean View Town Council will hold its second public hearing for an ordinance to amend the Town’s Code related to hours of alcoholic beverage consumption in restaurants at its monthly meeting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Town was contacted...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:48pm