Financial concerns dominated Tuesday night’s meeting of the Ocean View Town Council, as council members wrangled with falling revenue, an increasing need for space for town operations and questions about how much value to place on a public safety program championed by the town’s police chief.
It has been nearly four years since AT&T first filed an application for a special-use exception that would allow the company to erect a 100-foot-tall cell-phone tower on property just outside Bethany Beach Town limits, on the east side of Route 1 behind the Arby’s and gas station.
Last week, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment held a public hearing for Allen Harim Foods, which had applied to the county for a special-use exception for a potentially hazardous use — a poultry processing facility.
Route 26 roadwork will be waking up earlier this month. Lane closures will continue for two more weeks for utility work but will begin at 5 a.m. daily, and there will be no lane closures on weekends.
In my life I’ve celebrated 25 Father’s Days, but this year’s will be the first of its kind.
While it seems as though many area farmers’ markets are thriving, selling everything from fresh produce to homemade jellies and breads, not all have been a success.
This summer, the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will be offering a new program designed to help identify children in the event that they are ever lost.
Millville hit the ground running this week with their farmers’ market, now in its second year. The market opened up last Thursday and offered fresh local produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as it will for the remainder of the summer and into the second week of September.
It’s hurricane season again. Are you ready? Is your pet ready? If you have pets such as hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and the like, it doesn’t take quite as much preparation to be able to evacuate with them. However, if you have dogs and cats, there is more preparation required. For horses and goats and the like, even more preparation is required.
The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company is aiming to add a new ladder truck to its fleet, and the Selbyville Town Council offered their full approval at their June 3 meeting.
Women are rocking the courts at the 3rd Annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open in Bethany Beach this week. Around 60 up-and-coming female tennis athletes came to Sea Colony Beach & Tennis Resort early this week to take a stab at the $10,000 total prize money in both singles and doubles competition.
For the second time in River Soccer Club’s history, one of the club’s teams has won the Delaware state championship.
Indian River High School’s 2013 prom king often jokes that he was “made in China” and exported to the U.S.
Millsboro will hold an election for the District 1 seat on its town council on June 8, with three candidates vying to hold the position. The polls will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Millsboro Town Center, located at 322 Wilson Highway. Anyone wishing to cast a vote in the election must be a bona fide resident of the Town of Millsboro and be at least 18 years old.
Frankford’s June town council meeting was brief this week, ending in just a half-hour. The June 3 meeting started off on shaky footing, with resident Greg Welch wanting to speak during the citizen’s privilege section about water rates, which wasn’t posted as an agenda item. Per the council’s newly adopted policy, citizens of Frankford are only supposed to speak about posted agenda items during citizen’s privilege.
Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Selbyville Town Hall, Smith recently went into the classrooms at Showell to also teach kids about the importance of bike safety.
Indian River High School’s graduating seniors were presented with around $100,000 in scholarships in scholarships this year. That sum does not even include financial aid from their intended colleges but represents many school, community and business organizations that have supported IR students.
The South Bethany Town Council dove into the summer season by hearing from residents at their workshop this week about sand, grass and bike racks.
Modern technology has changed the way people search for jobs. But people can have their job hunting questions answered Monday, June 10, at Indian River School District’s Parent Center, when the Goodwill Job Resource Center will host a free walk-in workshop on the online job application process at the Parent Center in Frankford.
Old Timer’s Day is right around the corner in Selbyville, and planning is well under way. The annual town festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, with plenty of ways people can participate.
Nearly everyone hopes to “age-in-place,” a term used by healthcare professionals to mean seniors remaining in their own homes, rather than moving to assisted living or otherwise having to move from their primary residence. As health conditions and needs change, it is not always a matter of simple choice, but a serious decision that necessitates discussions among entire families.
Nage restaurant and Nassau Valley Vineyards will host a night celebrating the food grown by local female farmers — and the farmers themselves — at the vineyards in Lewes on Friday, June 7.
Two weeks after the Indian River School District announced the planned hiring of experienced security officers, community members shared concerns about the plan at the IRSD Board of Education meeting on May 21.
Lying to your dog’s groomer is really not getting you anywhere. It is actually very detrimental. You should try to be as open and honest with your groomer as possible. Trying to lie to them and tell them you brush your dog every day only makes you look like a fool. They can quite easily tell if a dog has been brushed or not. Groomers would much rather hear you say things like, “My dog hates being brushed, so I don’t do it,” or, “I don’t like to brush him,” or similar statements.
Although Delaware was a Southern slave state, it decided to cast its lot with the North during the Civil War. The reasons for this were principally political, economic and geographic.
Indian River High School’s girls’ soccer team returned to the state tournament this year, but their run soon ended, when they faced a familiar foe on May 22: Caravel Academy. The Buccaneers won, 4-0, but IR stepped up to prevent a repeat of the 6-1 victory the Bucs had gained over IR earlier this season.
Local builder Marnie Oursler was recently recognized with Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart, Bold Award at Delaware’s 24th annual awards event. Girls Inc. is a national network of nonprofit organizations with a goal of teaching girls independence and resilience through a wide range of interactive and educational programming.
If a great smile, a hearty laugh and a good disposition is the secret to living to be 100 years old, Frances Showell has it down. Showell, originally from Devon, Pa., came to the Bayard, Del., area when she was 19 years old and lived there her whole life until her husband died, when she moved in with her daughter Doris in Milton. Not a fan of southern Delaware at first, she said she grew to love it.
Selbyville Middle School is producing some all-star talent in track-and-field. For the third consecutive year, the school’s boys’ team has gone undefeated and taken home the Middle School Classic trophy.
During Indian River High School’s last softball game of the season, the Lady Indians and St. Georges were tied at 3-all by the fifth inning. No one would score again until overtime in the ninth, when St. Georges won the first round of state tournament, 8-3.