Ocean View


Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www....

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:02am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 22 to April 25

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:54am

Business, traffic still humming as Route 26 widens

Drivers returning to Route 26 will see the construction zones, stacked pipes, bare patches of earth and a lot of traffic cones; this is the groundwork for the State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project.

The expansion of Route 26 along the...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:47am

Mariner's Bethel to host Easter concert April 13

Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View will host an Easter concert on Sunday, April 13.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 7:57am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 14 to April 18

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles cannot turn from Central Ave....

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:47pm

OV approves budget, discusses roadwork, alcohol consumption

The Ocean View Town Council met earlier this week to approve the Town’s 2015-fiscal-year operating budget and capital improvement program.

In the final budget, salary increases were reduced from 3 percent to 2 percent. There was also a...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:36am

Prayer shawl workshop offered to the community

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The women of Mariner’s Bethel Prayer Shawl Ministry gather once a month to knit and crochet prayer shawls to give to those in the community who are celebrating a joyous occassion or going through a difficult time...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:12am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 7 to April 11

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View for 3 to 5 weeks, weather pending.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:06am

OV discusses insurance, prepares for budget adoption

Ocean View officials continued discussions of the impacts of increasing insurance costs on the town budget at a workshop this week, leading up to the looming council vote on the 2015-fiscal-year budget.

During the meeting, Town Manager...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:17am

OVHS offers April 9 talk on area’s maritime history

The Ocean View Historical Society will be offering a lecture on “The Maritime Side of the Coastal Towns” on Wednesday, April 9, led by Richard Nippes, president of the OVHS and Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood, at Ocean View Town Hall at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:04am

Public invited to Route 26 project meetings

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced mid-week that the Route 26 Project Team Construction Advisory Group would begin meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall.

The next meeting...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:04am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for March 31 to April 4

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a road closure in Ocean View until May 9, weather pending.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at Route 26 to through traffic. (Vehicles...

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 12:03pm

Central Avenue intersection to close Monday for Route 26 project

Let the detours begin. A month of Central Avenue road closures begins in Ocean View on Monday, March 31, related to the State Route 26 construction project.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at the...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:09am

Ocean View council discusses health insurance, budget

The Ocean View Town Council cut its monthly budget meeting short earlier this week, following the late March snowfall.

During the short meeting, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood said that the town is dealing with a difficult situation, where...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:43am

Trumpeter to perform at MSO spring concert

Trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth will perform in April with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou. She has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic,...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:27am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Avenue to close and other Route 26 lane changes

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a month of road closure in Ocean View, starting Monday, March 31.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at the Route 26 intersection. The...

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:44pm

DelDOT, Markell discuss Delaware dollars, delays on Route 26

Four miles of roadway have gotten a lot of attention lately, and Gov. Jack Markell and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt attended the most recent Route 26 Working Group meeting to address the subject.

“When it comes to projects like these,...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:50am

Sheeran to serve Ocean View council for three more years

There will be no election in Ocean View this April, as District 3 incumbent Tom Sheeran was the only resident to file to run for the position on the town council.

“Tom Sheeran is an excellent town councilman, and the town is fortunate to...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:49am

Gallery One to debut ‘Spring Awakening’ show March 27

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “Spring Awakening,” which will be displayed at Gallery One starting March 27. Each of the 15 artists exhibiting has their own experiences, styles and mediums that influence their work.

“...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:00am

DelDOT aims to keep public in the loop on Route 26 project

Whether it’s a quick question or a problem with a dump truck blocking a driveway, Route 26 Mainline improvement project workers are encouraging the public to speak up and get the facts. In fact, having learned from projects that have had public...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:31pm

Ocean View discusses healthcare costs, possible tax increase

Ocean View officials are in the process of finalizing their budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which is scheduled to be approved on April 8. In reviewing the budget at their council workshop this week, the council members and Town Manager Dianne...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:29pm

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Curran to serve as mayor in Ocean View

Ocean View resident Walter Curran will take the seat as the town’s mayor in April.

“He will do a good job as mayor of Ocean View,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood of Curran.

The deadline to file to run for the soon-to-be-vacant...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:23am

Fun Car Rallye II to benefit Justin’s Beach House

On Saturday, March 22, the Fun Car Rallye II will be held to benefit Justin’s Beach House.

“We did this last year for them,” noted Bob Lueckel, who is organizing the event. “My wife and I, Nancy, we set up the rally and picked up the roads...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:58am

James teaches local kids about having a healthy smile

Last week, Dr. Lois James spoke with first-graders at Lord Baltimore Elementary School about the importance of dental health.

“February is Dental Health Month,” explained James. “I think just increasing their dental IQ at a young age...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:56am

Gallery One to debut ‘It’s Not Easy being Green’

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” which will be on displayed at Gallery One in Ocean View beginning on Feb. 26 and running through March 25.

Visitors are guaranteed to see a wide range of...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:51am

Citizen to donate house to Ocean View Historical Society

In a few short years, the Ocean View Historical Society has been able to restore the Tunnell-West house on Central Avenue and the town’s old post office, build a replica of Cecil Steele chicken house and promote their mission throughout the...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:51am

OV holds budget workshop, projects potential tax increase

The Ocean View Town Council this week reviewed a draft of the Town’s 2015-fiscal-year budget.

Finance Director Lee Brubaker told the council that the Town should focus on reducing the transfer tax used for operations costs.

For the...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:48am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Feb. 10 to Feb. 21

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues in Clarksville.

On Monday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Irons Lane to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:34am

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Lord Baltimore admins reassigned in district

The Indian River School Board has decided not to completely oust former Lord Baltimore Elementary School principal John Turssline and assistant principal Melissa Oates. Although the two were suddenly removed from their positions at the school on...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:22am

Ocean View looks to mandate drainage maintenance

At a workshop this week, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the responsibility for ditch maintenance in the town. Councilman Bill Olsen brought a preliminary draft of an ordinance that would officially delineate ditch maintenance to those who...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:12am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Jan. 27 to Feb. 7

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project has begun in Clarksville.

On Monday, Jan. 27, to Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Powell Farm Road to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:08am

Ocean View’s new public works building to be up by fall

The Town of Ocean View hopes to have its new public works building completed and operational before the fall. The town council unanimously voted in December 2013 to award GGI Builders Inc. the contract to construct the building, which has long...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Changes made in Lord Baltimore principal, assistant principal

The parents and guardians of students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School received an automated phone call from Indian River School District Superintendent Susan Bunting on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, informing them that changes were being...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:23am

Construction begins on Route 26 improvements

Beach-bound traffic will experience the first official lane closures of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project next week, as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) got the go-ahead this week to begin construction on the years-long...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:48pm

OVPD officers hailed by council for life-saving efforts

Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin reported this week that Sgt. Sidney Ballentine was recently awarded a commendation for saving a life, after performing CPR on an individual in cardiac arrest. Officers Nicholas Hopkins and Justin Harrington...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:24pm

RBFS to present ‘Rising from Ashes’ at Bear Trap Dunes

For their January Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the documentary “Rising from Ashes” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, in the upstairs...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:16pm

Historical society offers lecture on area’s history

Next week, the Ocean View Historical Society will be offering a free history lecture to discuss the origins of Sussex County.

“It’s going to be a presentation of the origins of Sussex County, the evolution of a little hamlet called Hall’s...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:40pm

Sheeran running for reelection to Ocean View council

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual council elections in April, and last week, District 3 incumbent Councilman Tom Sheeran filed to run for reelection.

“I enjoyed doing it, and I enjoyed working with the Town’s people, so I...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:12pm

Curran running for Ocean View mayor

Last week, Ocean View resident Walter Curran officially filed with the Town of Ocean View to run for the town’s soon-to-be-vacant mayoral seat.

Curran“I was just kind of talking to Gordon Wood one day about it,” recalled Curran. “He said...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:52am

Grandell’s musical ministry supporting Costa Rica mission

For years, Paul and Christel Grandell’s music has praised God’s work. Now, the music will also directly benefit a cause — their mission trip to Costa Rica. And, the Grandells will host a concert and potluck dinner to unveil their first CD, “...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:11am

Ocean View seeks candidates for mayor, council positions

The Town of Ocean View is currently seeking candidates to run for election as council member representing District 3 and as mayor, both with three-year terms.

“One of the most important investments of anyone’s life is their home,” said...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:46am

OV P&Z approves 14-lot subdivision

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved an application to subdivide a 10-acre parcel of land into four R-1 General Business-zoned parcel and two-single lots.

The Evergreene Companies submitted the...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:39am

Blue Christmas to offer support during the holiday season

For seven years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church has been offering a unique service during the holiday season, designed to help those who aren’t in the holiday spirit.

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Blue Christmas service at...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:22am

Ellen Rice Gallery to hold Holiday Open House on Dec. 21-22

Disney-certified Glass Slipper Concierge travel planner Duane Whitman will present “Navigating Spring Break at Disney,” and artist Ellen Rice will debut six 6-by-8-inch mini-prints of the coastal area at a Holiday Open House at the Ellen Rice...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:08am

Mariner’s to hold annual Live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 18

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.

“It’s something that is nice… It’s nice to portray the birth of Jesus, which is...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:55am

Ocean View offers slate of holiday events on Saturday

This Saturday, a sleigh-full of holiday activities will take place in Ocean View as part of an effort to help the community get into the holiday spirit, from Christmas in the 1800s to singing carols in the park.

The Ocean View Historical...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:20am

Ocean View looks to tackle drainage maintenance requirements

Last week, the Ocean View Town Council held a workshop to discuss drainage issues, including the development of requirements for maintenance of ditches and how such work might be funded.

Matt Grabowski of the Delaware Department of Natural...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:00am