Millville

Millville council reluctantly accepts sidewalk maintenance

Millville could build new sidewalks with federal funding, but the town council recently had to put some skin in the game by promising to maintain the proposed sidewalks, which they’ll offer to do in exchange for the land.

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 clearing and grubbing (removing trees, shrubs, stumps, and rubbish).

Detours are not required. Traffic will alternate, as directed by flaggers.

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 Jan. 15, both have been reassigned within the district.

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 clearing and grubbing (removing trees, shrubs, stumps and rubbish).

Detours are not required. Traffic will alternate, as directed by flaggers.

BREAKING NEWS: Changes made in Lord Baltimore principal, assistant principal

Brittingham, Logullo to serve as temporary principal, vice principal

The parents and guardians of students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School received an automated phone call from Indian River School District Superintendent Susan Bunting on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, informing them that changes were being made in the coming days to the principal and assistant principal roles at the school.

Construction begins on Route 26 improvements

Lane closures to start next week in Clarksville

Beach-bound traffic will experience the first official lane closures of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project next week, as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) got the go-ahead this week to begin construction on the years-long project. DelDOT is using the relatively quiet winter months to get contractors George & Lynch started before the heavy traffic of summer arrives.

Millville gives Dove Landing another three years to develop

Developers of the Dove Landing planned community have requested — and received — a second three-year extension from the Millville Town Council.

Tidewater looks to expand Millville water service

Tidewater Utilities has resolved a question that previously existed in a state of mystery: Millville should be getting expanded water service during the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project. Tidewater hopes to piggyback on the Delaware Department of Transportation’s project to widen 4.14 miles of Route 26, from the Assawoman Canal in Ocean View to St. George’s Church in Clarksville.

Mariner’s to hold annual Live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 18

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.

Millville to hold first Holiday Market event this weekend

Those looking for a unique holiday gift can head to Millville this weekend, when the Town of Millville will hold its First Annual Holiday Market, to offer area residents the chance to get a jump of their holiday shopping.

Artist tour celebrating 19 years this Thanksgiving

This holiday weekend, art aficionados can stay warm in creative style while getting an early start on holiday shopping during the 19th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST).

Council allows propane tank move at MBS

Millville By the Sea is a step closer to matching its original plans, as the Millville Town Council voted Nov. 12 to allow the community to relocate an existing propane tank to a permanent location and start thinking about the future.

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

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.

Verizon Wireless proposes antenna on Lord Baltimore

Verizon Wireless has proposed a new use for Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s chimney: an antenna platform.

Indian River School District invited Verizon representatives to share their vision for a telecommunications facility by attaching six new antennas and reinforcements to the now-defunct 55-foot smoke stack.

Tidepool Toys & Games to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Tidepool Toys & Games, located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, will join more than 600 independent toy stores across the country in celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Kids of all ages can come out to enjoy games, prizes, balloon twisting, a magic show and even a reptile show.

Millville Town Peddler to host young artist Claire Marino, Nov. 2

Millville Town Peddler announced this week that it will host local artist Claire Marino for a month-long exhibit and artist reception during November. The collection will be displayed at in the rear section of the shop, and the public can meet the artist at an artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. The show depicts landscapes, seascapes and flowers by the young Delaware artist.

Aquacare Physical Therapy gives the spin on balance

October is National Physical Therapist Month, a time to inform the community of the benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapists can provide help for people with many different problems. One area of expertise that a physical therapist can specialize in is the treatment of dizziness, vertigo or imbalance.

DelDot tells public: Stay informed on Route 26

More than 100 people came to learn more about the State Route 26 Mainline construction project at a public hearing hosted by the Delaware Department of Transportation on Oct. 15.

Millville approves Methodist church expansion

Ready to spread their wings, Millville United Methodist Church had their site plans unanimously approved at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Millville Town Council. The MUMC Board of Trustees hopes to construct a 3,200-square-foot social hall next to the church, located at 36405 Club House Road, across from Millville Town Hall.

Dickens Parlour Theatre to host Houdini séance Oct. 31

From handcuffs and straitjackets to sealed water tanks, Harry Houdini, one of America’s first superstars, could escape from virtually anything. So confident in his abilities was he that he intended to defy his last inescapable prospect — death.

Police looking for suspects in burning of American flag

On Sunday, Sept. 29, Pat Carey walked out of his home in the Summerfield community near Ocean View to go to his car, and saw that the American flag that had been flying from their garage had been burned during the night.

Get the facts at Route 26 meeting

After lots of talk and preparation, Route 26 construction season is nearly here, expected to last almost three years. People can learn exactly what that means at a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach.

Area firefighters arrested in Maryland for destruction of property

Five Delaware residents, all area firefighters, were arrested last week after allegedly smashing mailboxes with watermelons in Bishopville, Md.

Denn gets first-hand education at Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore Elementary School got a distinguished visitor Oct. 3 when Lt. Gov. Matt Denn visited to see just what makes a Delaware Recognition School. Denn visited each of the state’s 17 winners, also including John M. Clayton and Phillip C. Showell elementary schools. The honorees were deemed to have made outstanding progress or closed the achievement gap in 2012. Long Neck Elementary was also a School of Continuing Excellence.

Millville set to host fifth annual pumpkin festival

This weekend, Millville will kick off the post-summer season with its signature fall festival. The fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Route 26 Working Group prepares for public meeting

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently got to test-drive their State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project presentation, before taking the information public in less than two weeks. Community, business and legislative leaders on the Route 26 Working Group met Oct. 1 to hear updates about the Route 26 Mainline project.

Millville discusses accessory structure ordinance

At their workshop early this week, the Millville town council discussed the town’s ordinance regarding accessory structures in the R-1 Residential District. Town Engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS presented a draft ordinance to the council, following their earlier request.

Millville Walk-In Care closing for the season Sept. 30

Beebe Medical Center’s Millville Walk-In Care facility will close for the season Monday, Sept. 30, Beebe representatives announced this week. Beebe’s Millville primary-care physicians will continue to serve the community, they noted, and Beebe’s lab services, imaging, rehab and outpatient offices will also remain open.

BART to host cabaret night with Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney

The Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART), in partnership with the Dickens Parlour Theatre, this week announced its inaugural event for the 2013-2014 season. On Oct. 11 and 12, national touring artists Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney will present an evening of cabaret-style music. The sister-and-brother duo will offer the sounds of a supper club in an evening of relaxing and entertaining music.

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