Ocean View


In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Meet the artisans of the 2015 Lord Baltimore Artisans Fair

The annual Artisans Fair will return to Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, bringing along with it some of the area’s top artisans, as 49 exhibitors from the local area and beyond will put their work on display from 9 a.m...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:06pm

Route 26 moves to nighttime lane closures — for summer

Late-night work is getting a little later this summer on Route 26. The Delaware Department of Transportation was already scheduled to begin a second year of overnight work on the road construction project, from May 15 to Sept. 30, in a schedule...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:34am

Ocean View keeps traffic lights, discusses micro-surfacing

Based on a request made by the Town of Ocean View, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will keep in place past May 15 the two temporary traffic signals at the intersections of Windmill Avenue and Cedar Drive with Central Avenue....

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:32am

Annual cornhole tournament to benefit foundation

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority will host its 6th Annual Cornhole Tournament, benefitting the Russell White Scholarship Foundation, next month in Millville.

“We do it to keep Russell’s memory alive,” said Emily Harne, a member of Beta Sigma...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:06am

Ocean View Police Department gets training simulator

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin runs through a use-of-force simulation with Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw.In an effort to continue providing quality officer training, the Ocean View Police Department recently acquired a use-of-force...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:49am

VFW Post 7234 hosting 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War

The Ocean View Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 will be hosting a 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War on Saturday, May 9. Beginning at noon, a ceremony, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America Delaware, will...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:35am

Community invited to enjoy an old fashioned ‘Homecoming’

Coastal Point • File Photo: Some children enjoy a merry-go-round during a precious Ocean View Homecoming event.This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will hold its 2015 Homecoming event, inviting the community to come together and enjoy fellowship...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:18am

Teen got the ball rolling for clean water

Emma Rider has collected 100,000 pairs of shoes in five years. But those are just the tips of the laces that tie her tale together.

At 18, Rider has a knack for transforming old kicks into clean water. She explained the basics to the Lord...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:14pm

Mayor shares the state of the Town of Ocean View

Ocean View is a small, quaint town. This is a natural progression of the years and population growth. The fact that it is a nice place to live, and increasingly so in the last three years, is because elected officials have worked hard to ensure...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:06pm

Put something friendly in the ground: CIB Native Plant Sale returns with cocktail party

Coastal Point • File Photo: Gardeners galore shop the native plants at a previous sale at the James Farm Ecological Preserve off Cedar Neck Road.Native plants are the best of both worlds; they bring natural beauty and wildlife to the back yard,...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:31am

Ocean View asks DelDOT to keep temporary traffic signals

Lawless reflects on time on council

At this week’s Ocean View Town Council meeting, councilman Bill Olsen suggested the Town request that the two temporary traffic signals at the intersections of Windmill Avenue with Central Avenue and...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:38am

Bodine emerges in council election

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Carol Bodine will be sworn in as Ocean View Town Council District 4 council person on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m.Following eight hours at the polls, Ocean View residents had made their voices heard by electing Carol...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:34am

OVHS house to be placed on National Register

Last week, representatives of the Ocean View Historical Society attended a hearing before the Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation, following the nomination of the Evans-West House to the National Register of Historic Places....

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:06am

Ocean View Homecoming set for Saturday, May 9

The Town of Ocean View will hold its 2015 Homecoming event on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine.

The event, which will be held in John West Park, located at 32 West Avenue, will include some traditions from the...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:35pm

Ocean View council election set for Saturday, April 11

On April 11, the Town of Ocean View will hold a municipal election for its District 4 councilperson. The seat is currently held by Bob Lawless, who is term-limited. Four candidates — Carol Bodine, Jon DeBuchananne, Kent Liddle and Don Walsh —...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:11pm

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