Ocean View


Lord Baltimore welcomes return of flashing school-zone lights

This is one traffic light people are happy to see: Lord Baltimore Elementary School once again has flashing yellow lights in the school zone, alerting drivers to the 20 mph speed limit during pick-up and drop-off periods.

“The school was...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:10am

Lord Baltimore gets another temporary assistant principal

Lord Baltimore Elementary School is close to finishing a school year that has seen much administrative job-hopping. The school now has a new assistant principal in Woody Long, who is finishing the school year in place of Gary Brittingham.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:58am

Lord Baltimore gets another temporary assistant principal

Lord Baltimore Elementary School is close to finishing a school year that has seen much administrative job-hopping. The school now has a new assistant principal in Woody Long, who is finishing the school year in place of Gary Brittingham.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:58am

Homecoming offers history and fun to Ocean View and beyond

This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will hold its 5th Annual Homecoming event.

“Homecoming began somewhere in the early 1900s,” explained Richard Nippes, president of the Ocean View Historical Society. “It was primarily created because so...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:48am

Homecoming offers history and fun to Ocean View and beyond

This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will hold its 5th Annual Homecoming event.

“Homecoming began somewhere in the early 1900s,” explained Richard Nippes, president of the Ocean View Historical Society. “It was primarily created because so...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:48am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for May 7 to 9

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Town Road to Assawoman Canal for sewer force main...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:02am

Time and money saved on Central Avenue construction work

Road crews were recently surprised to find underground pipes in a different place than expected — and that’s a good thing when it came to one area of Route 26.

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project was supposed to close Central...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:57am

Time and money saved on Central Avenue construction work

Road crews were recently surprised to find underground pipes in a different place than expected — and that’s a good thing when it came to one area of Route 26.

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project was supposed to close Central...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:57am

The train restaurant returns: Late-night dining and special events are specialties at the Salted Rim

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: What would a restaurant called ‘the Salted Rim’ be without a margarita by bartender Jeff Weber?Many miles from the nearest railroad, two train cars still work long into the night in Ocean View. The Salted Rim...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49am

The train restaurant returns: Late-night dining and special events are specialties at the Salted Rim

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: What would a restaurant called ‘the Salted Rim’ be without a margarita by bartender Jeff Weber?Many miles from the nearest railroad, two train cars still work long into the night in Ocean View. The Salted Rim...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49am

Artisans Fair planned for Memorial Day weekend, May 24

For the seventh year, the Artisans Fair is returning for Memorial Day weekend at the beach. A showcase of handmade work from artists in a wide range of media from throughout Delmarva, the fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:06am

Jewelry artist to the stars to appear at Ellen Rice Gallery

Jewelry artist Lauren Hoehn, designer of bracelets, necklaces and rings being worn by Hollywood celebrities, will show her newest creations at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this coming Saturday afternoon. Hoehn will be at the gallery May...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:11am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Ave. re-opens, DelDOT announces Route 26 roadwork for April 28 to May 2

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with no closures. Look for flaggers on Route 26. Motorists may see lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several areas:

• between Powell Farm Road and Route 17 to relocate...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:10am

Wood reflects on six years as Ocean View mayor

“It has been a fun six years,” said Gordon Wood, whose term as Ocean View mayor concluded on Tuesday. “The Town was a mess. Now it’s tidy, and that’s a good thing.”

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Gordon Wood gets a little appreciation...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:22am

Residents get an update on Assawoman Canal Trail

Last week, area residents whose properties will be directly impacted by the future Assawoman Canal Trail project had the opportunity to hear from Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) officials about the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:59am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

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