Millville

Beebe buys land in Clarksville

Location to offer some year-round services

Beebe Medical Center’s long-time emergency services location in Millville may be moving a few miles westward, expanding and staying open year-round, at least as a walk-in clinic.

Millville mayor gets land deal approved

Willey plans for life outside town

Millville Mayor Gary Willey says that after 24 years on the town council he’s about ready to take a break and settle down to live quietly for a while in his new home — just outside the town’s limits. Willey said Saturday that he wasn’t prepared to foreswear bringing the property into Millville town limits over the long-term future, but for right now, he has no plans to do so.

Millville by the Sea inching to groundbreaking

Millville town council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the final site plan review of Phase I of the Millville by the Sea development, which, when finished, will add 2,495 homes to the town on a 606-acre plot on Route 17.

Millville accustoms itself to budgetary planning

While Ocean View has been working on its fiscal year 2007 budget since the fall, neighboring Millville just started the unfamiliar process this week. In a Tuesday workshop, a committee made up of mostly council members discussed the budget, which was hardly an issue before the recent development boom in the town.

Toomey leaves, hopes for town involvement

In his time on Millville’s town council, Cliff Toomey has noticed something that has continually bothered him. At the council meetings and town workshops on proposed developments and ordinances, the appropriate town officials attend, along with members of the media, but most Millville residents are missing.

County approves Millville sewer financing bond

Sussex County Council authorized a $16 million bond issue to pay for the Millville Area Expansion to the Bethany Beach Sanitary Sewer District at the Feb. 14 council meeting.

It’s been a long, long time coming, but sewer is finally on the way, both within the town proper and a subdivisions north of Millville.

Beckman joins the fray

From his time in Tucson, Ariz., to life in Montgomery County, Md., Millville resident William L. Beckman was a career educator. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in elementary education and his master’s degree from the same school in the same subject, Beckman taught in an Arizona school for seven years before moving to Maryland.

Millville Centennial plans moving forward and on course

Talk of the town’s May 20 Centennial Celebration dominated Millville’s surprisingly short — about 25-minutes — town council meeting on Tuesday at Town Hall.
Kami Banks spoke on behalf of the committee planning the event, saying that the committee’s members have solidified a parade route for the event and set deadlines for people wishing to participate.

Family center highlights Millville project

Although Bob Harris — a representative from the Millville Group, the development company handling the Millville by the Sea project — noted the community’s family center was still in the preliminary-preliminary stage of planning, he said he had a good idea what it might look like when completed.

Bennett takes open seat on Millville Town Council

Joan Bennett knows a little bit about local government.
The East Lime, Conn., native earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in the same subject from South Connecticut State University.

Traffic concerns at center of workshop

Kyle Gulbronson, Millville’s land planner, has concerns about development in the town.
Mostly, he’s concerned that local developers are more worried about building individual developments rather than looking at the big picture — a problem he said has emerged with neighborhoods on Route 26.

Quiznos coming to Millville soon

By this summer, people stuck in traffic on Route 26 in Millville will have another place to stop and get something quick to eat.

Sometime in mid- to late-April, Quiznos, which is known for its toasted subs, will open in the new Millville Town Center shopping center, anchored by a Super G supermarket.

Bank gets go-ahead from Millville council

There will soon be another new bank gracing Millville’s burgeoning financial district, if all goes according to plan.

Millville tackles zoning request, possible ARB

At their Jan. 10 meeting, Millville Town Council members unanimously approved, 5-0, a change of zoning request from Jon and Wendy Binnix. The couple said they were requesting the change of zoning from residential to commercial for their property at 422 Atlantic Avenue in order to use the property as a satellite office for their construction business.

Millville gets early look at megaplex

Representatives from the Millville Group LLC stopped by town hall on Jan. 3 to share some of their nascent plans for the huge Millville by the Sea master planned community (MPC) with town council.

Check-forgery suspect nabbed at store

Local business owners will likely breathe easier this week, with Millville-area resident Dean R. Mitchell behind bars.

Millville deals with future, past

It’s a juggling act for officials of many small towns along Delmarva in recent years — balance the burgeoning growth and subsequent administrative needs with doing everything possible to maintain the small-town feel that residents have come to enjoy. Perhaps no town faces this challenge more obviously than Millville.

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the state of Delaware will have someone available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, to do just that. Area locations include:

Millville invests in future police department

Millville Town Council members looked into the future at their Oct. 11 meeting and decided that they should take a positive step toward the eventual formation of a police department in the town.

Millville by the sea one step closer

The Millville Town Council has given the second of three required approvals for the Millville by the Sea development (formerly named Millville Township).

LB students might see delayed move

Lord Baltimore Elementary School Students have taken up residence at the recently renamed John M. Clayton School (JMC) this year, while construction crews complete an extensive renovation project at Lord Baltimore.

Event raises thousands for hurricane relief

Hundreds of local businesses came together in the last few weeks to raise funds for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Clothing businesses share a space in Millville

The 66-year-old J. Wilgus Dry Cleaning company has opened a new pick-up and drop-off location at the Shops of Millville (on Route 26), and embroiderers Precision Sportswear will be sharing the Wilgus storefront.

Millville approves real estate offices on Route 26

Millville Town Council held another relatively succinct council meeting on Sept. 13, sans Mayor Gary Willey (out for surgery, but recovering nicely, according to Council Member Gerry Hocker).

Fat Tuna plans to raise funds for Gulf states

Restaurateur Michelle Parrill of Fat Tuna Grill and radio exec Crystal Layton of FM-106.9, “The X,” will hold a charity auction at Fat Tuna on Saturday, Sept. 17, to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Hocker draws a good crowd for coffee

Hocker’s Deli — not the place one might expect to find a rather substantial public meeting, but more than 30 area residents turned out for an Aug. 31 meet-your-legislator forum, hosted by Rep. Gerald Hocker (38th District).

Millville hires town manager

Millville Town Council announced an addition to staff at the Aug. 9 council meeting — Linda Collins, presently administrative assistant for the town of South Bethany, will become Millville’s new town manager on Aug. 29.

Bringing people together

Al Casapulla’s Subs, Steaks & Pizza is well known for its award-winning sandwiches and other ambrosial Italian fare. But on Monday nights, the Millville deli adopts the flavor of Eastern Europe.

Pops for "Pops" held at Bear Trap Dunes

It might seem easy, but beneath that surface many would consider the feat impossible.
The easy part: On Friday, June 10, Patrick Rummerfiled got in a race car and drove himself and passenger Josh Basile, 19, around car racing’s “Monster Mile” in Dover.

USPS discusses post office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) held a meeting Thursday, June 16, to discuss the new post office scheduled to be built in the Ocean View/Millville area.

Primarily, it was held to open communication with the public and make sure they know what is going on and dispel any rumors that may exist about the project.

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