The committee designated to review a request for a daycare facility in a residential zone in Millsboro has recommended the Millsboro Town Council approve the request.
“The committee met again, and I think this time we have a resolution,” said Councilman Jim Petruzella.
Community members, Millsboro residents and business owners met with state officials last week to have an open discussion about local issues and needs. During the meeting, Jessica Wiggins — president of the nonprofit Millsboro Downtown Partnership (MDP) and owner of Blue Water Grill — announced that the MDP would be taking a break from its efforts to revitalize the town.
Gov. Jack Markell spoke to members of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce last week about his proposals to improve the state’s transportation and water.
“We got some issues in the state that we’ve got to deal with,” he said.
During the March 20 meeting at Blue Water Grill, Markell said Delaware must invest in its roads and bridges.
Teacher Jason Orlen knows that kids are more engaged in a fun classroom.
“Just making learning fun. Who wants to sit here all day if they’re bored? Not me, and I have to be here all day long,” he said.
Orlen’s fun and encouraging classroom helped him become 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year at East Millsboro Elementary School.
“When I was growing up, you didn’t hear” singing and clapping in the classroom, said the fifth-grade teacher. “But if you play them a song,” he said, kids will remember anything. Recently in math class, he was surprised to hear students burst into a song about equations, which they had learned months ago.
He makes up silly songs, dances on desks or anything else he can devise to make a lesson memorable.
“No matter how old you get, you can still kid around,” Orlen said.
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is offering Dagsboro and Millsboro high-school seniors the chance to receive one of two $1,000 scholarships.
“You do have to be attending a two- or four-year higher-learning center,” explained Amy Simmons, the Chamber’s executive director.
The Gallery at Millsboro Art League (MAL) is currently filled with artwork by members and other area artists. The Spring Art Show, including work by both professional and emerging artists, will be on display through March 28 in the MAL gallery at 203 Main Street in Millsboro.
Color popped from the depths of works in Millsboro Art League’s 2014 Art Show & Contest. From warm-red parrots and orange-speckled ocean waves to expertly applied watercolors, many of the artists displayed a vibrant side.
Winners in the professional category were Gail Zinar (first), Sandra Moore (second) and Eddie Fillmyre (third). Winners in the emergent artists category included Theresa Fazzalaro (first), Sella LeGates (second) and Tom Keeley (third).
Judging was difficult, but fun and overall “rewarding because there is a lot of talent,” said judge and Rehoboth-based artist Jane Knaus. “Things that look easy are very hard. We in this area are spoiled because there is so much good art.”
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 goods for the food bank.
Brides-to-be will be heading to Millsboro this Saturday for the 19th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show.
Held on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center, the show offers something for everyone, while planning their special “I dos.”
Approximately 30 wedding vendors will be in attendance, offering entertainment, transportation, makeup, dresses and more.
Millsboro Automart has been a part of the Preston Automotive Group family of dealerships since 1987. Now, after months of renovations, their new facility is complete, accommodating more than 120 used vehicles on the lot, as well as five service bays that accept all makes and models of vehicles.
“We really have something special in Millsboro,” said Dave Wilson Sr., owner and president of Preston Automotive Group. “Not only do we have a one-of-a-kind dealership in the nation, but it is also a museum.”
Inside the new facility, the focus is on a fun atmosphere, complete with checkerboard flooring and décor featuring old car memorabilia.
“That was done by the owner,” said Van Salter, director of operations for Preston Automotive group. “We really didn’t have a superintendent on the job. Everything on the inside was his vision.”
The Millsboro Art League (MAL) has released a call for artists for its Spring Art Competition & Show, to be held March 2-28 in the MAL gallery at 203 Main Street in Millsboro.
When Harriet Windsor drove through Lewes last spring, she was amazed to see 300 full-sized American flags waving together for Memorial Day.
That’s what she wants to bring to Route 113.
The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club has begun its first Flags for Heroes fundraiser. People can sponsor a 3-by-5-foot flag to be displayed, honoring a hero of their choice.
The Millsboro Town Council this week voted to approve on a first reading a proposed amendment to the Medium-Density Residential (MR) district, after Richard and Jennifer Spinks requested to open an early childhood development center on West State Street.
A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.
Citizens’ group Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) and the Inland Bays Foundation Inc. have submitted an appeal to the Delaware Environmental Appeals Board after the Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) recent approval of a remediation plan for the former Vlasic pickle plant near Millsboro.
Calling all chickies, cool cats, greasers and motor heads! If you’re looking for a good time out on the town, then look no further. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Millsboro Sock Hop.
Delaware State Police homicide detectives this week were conducting an investigation into the murder of two Millsboro men after the men were found dead inside of a Millsboro residence early Tuesday morning.
For 15 years, Richard Holt’s Payless Furniture was a staple of the Millsboro area — but now, with a new owner and a new name, Holt Furnishings is offering something more.
The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether it will consider changing town zoning to allow for an early childhood development center on West State Street.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara on Dec.
Residents of the area surrounding the former Pinnacle Foods site near Millsboro, along with various Delaware officials, are waiting to hear the outcome of last week’s public hearing regarding the proposed remediation plan for the Brownfields site.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) this week held the final public hearing regarding its proposed plan for remedial action for the former Vlasic Pickle plant near Millsboro.
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce recently held a volunteer recognition dinner and inducted its new officers and board of directors.
Last Friday, 38-year-old Alex Sczcytkowski of Millsboro and 31-year-old Dale Parker of Elkton, Md., were arrested by the Delaware State Police after receiving tips the two were inside an unoccupied residence, allegedly committing a burglary.
The Millville Town Council this week approved a positive report from the Town’s audit for the 2013 fiscal year. At the Dec. 10 council meeting, Herb Geary from the TGM Group congratulated the Town on a very good year.
The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any wall space. Show sales benefit both artists and MAL, supporting art education programs for both children and adults.
In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.
Earlier this week the Millsboro Town Council voted unanimously to revisit potentially creating an ordinance to restrict truck traffic though its downtown area.
The idea was first presented by councilman Greg Hastings at the October meeting, where he stated that the town needed to take a proactive approach to solving the traffic issues.
Cindy McCabe from Bethany Travel was among nearly 500 travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 2013 Disney’s Ear Marked Conference — a program especially designed for agencies with the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” designation.
Earlier this month, the Millsboro Town Council discussed traffic congestion and the possibility of an ordinance to restrict truck traffic through the downtown area.