Millville Town Council members stood their ground in denying the Millville Volunteer Group 24-hour access into the second floor of the Town Hall for ham radio training in a 5-0 vote on Tuesday, citing liability issues. The council had heard briefly from a volunteer representative earlier in the summer but had not voted on the issue until now. The council did say the group was welcome to use the building during the day or after hours and several members of the council said they would make themselves available to unlock the door outside regular office hours.
Back in 1946 – 65 years ago – a gallon of gas cost 15 cents, the United States had just 141 million residents and current Millville residents Jackie and Noble Simpson tied the knot in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, Aug. 6, the pair, ages 85 and 84, respectively, held an open house at their home to celebrate their marriage milestone with friends and family.
The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission met Aug. 8 and heard a presentation on signage in the town’s C1 and C2 commercial districts from Town Manager Debbie Botchie and Code and Building Administrator Eric Evans.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, Patti’s Hallmark in the Millville Town Center will be hosting “Hurdy Gurty,” the retired 1957 Chevrolet Fredericksburg Fire Department fire truck that is the inspiration for Hallmark’s 2011 Christmas Keepsake fire brigade-series ornament.
The Millville Board of Adjustments on July 28 granted variances to the developers of Woodcrest/The Meadows, for a reduced setback, and to M&T Bank for signage. Board members Andy Lyons and Tim Droney also voted to appoint Mark Reeve as the board’s chairman for the coming year.
I have had a lily pond for many years. It’s a modest thing, 5 feet by 7 feet, with a preformed liner surrounded by rock on one side and a deck on the other. The water flowed happily through a simple little gargoyle fountain. But this year, my son and husband decided it needed a waterfall.
One local family is helping both vacationers and locals beat the heat, while bringing a little bit of Baltimore to the beach and offering help to a good cause.
Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm caused the fire company to shut their engine bays for a time to keep everyone safe.
Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging residents and visitors alike to monitor the weather and take precautions for their health and safety.
The signage ordinance discussion continued in Millville this week with a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to discuss the next steps. Commission Chairman Robert Linett asked Eric Evans, building and code enforcement officer – who broached the subject in a recent town council workshop – to write down the problems or “perceived problems” with the current signage ordinance.
Anger, despair, confusion and heartbreak are all expected following a devastating house fire, but the most prominent feeling in Dan and Eileen Quigley’s hearts this week was gratitude.
Planning for Millville’s Great Pumpkin Festival is under way, according to planning committee member Kami Banks. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 2.
Whether they’re on vacation, a lifelong Sussex Countian or a transplant, if and when the time comes when someone needs emergency/medical assistance in and around Millville, Ocean View and Clarksville, chances are the Millville Volunteer Fire Company will be on the scene, just as they have been since 1936.
The summertime sun and heat can be a burden for the skin, but at AfterGlo Beauty Spa in Millville, clients are finding ways to look and feel relaxed and younger. From custom-designed facials and peels, aimed at purifying the skin’s appearance, to detoxifying massages and nail treatments, the small boutique spa offers an extensive list of therapeutic treatments from an experienced staff.
At a workshop this week, after much discussion, the Millville Town Council voted to recommend to the Planning and Zoning Commission that they revisit the town’s current sign ordinance at the request of Millville code and building administrator Eric Evans.
A 3-year-old boy was responding to his parents and hospital personnel early this week after a near-drowning incident on Saturday, June 18.
A new act is coming to town June 20-26 at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. World-renowned magician Eric Buss will perform nightly at 7 p.m., entertaining audiences with pogo sticks, frozen turkeys and numerous other unconventional props.
UPDATE: Police are now reporting that a Frankford woman was killed in the three-vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Roxana Road.
In June of 2012, a passionate local youth group will take community outreach to a new level as they host more than 400 mission workers from across the country for five days of service and fellowship.
Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients.
On Thursday, June 2, the Town of Millville held a public hearing to solicit comment concerning the town’s cable franchise renewal.
Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors in search of relief.
The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.
On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware State Police and other state agencies, will hold a closed School Plan Emergency Action Response (SPEAR) drill at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, during which Old School Lane will be closed.
From Salisbury and Berlin, Md., to Bloomsburg, Pa., from Edenton, N.C., to the west side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, artists hailing from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will come together this Saturday at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall on Route 26 for the 4th Annual Millville Artisans Fair. More than three dozen individuals will exhibit their crafts at the invitation-only event that promises something for everyone.
For Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, the start of the economic slump in 2008 wasn’t a reason to pack up and go home, it was an opportunity to try new things and take some risks.
On Monday, May 10, the Town of Millville held a public hearing on the final site plan of the H&D Subdivision – a 57-unit townhouse community on a 10.97 acre piece of property located at the intersection of Beaver Dam and Substation roads.
From April 29 through 30, 25 youths from the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s Creating Revolution and Saving Hearts (CRASH) Youth Ministries participated in the 30-Hour Famine, a nationwide fast powered by World Vision.
In March, the Millville Town Council approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for the Town’s need for police coverage. This week, the council again discussed spending the money at a workshop in light of the recent developments with the Delaware State Police.
On April 26 the town of Ocean View awarded Millville Volunteer Fire Company with a grant of $68,000 from their Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.