DelDOT, Markell discuss Delaware dollars, delays on Route 26

Four miles of roadway have gotten a lot of attention lately, and Gov. Jack Markell and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt attended the most recent Route 26 Working Group meeting to address the subject.

Band Boosters to host Bingo fundraiser on Friday, April 4

The Indian River High School Band Boosters will host their 6th Annual Bingo Fundraiser on Friday, April 4, at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. Prizes include items from Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One, as well as cash.

Maneri joins Millville town council to replace Subity

A new face will now look out over the council table at Millville Town Council meetings, as Steve Maneri was appointed to a vacant council post on March 11.

“I just want to try to help the community out any way possible,” he said.

He brings town council experience from four years as a trustee for the Village of Monroe, N.Y.

Millville firefighters stood ready during storm

On Sunday, March 2, Millville Volunteer Fire Company Chief Doug Scott, sent a message out requesting members to staff both the main station in Millville, as well as the company’s other station in Clarksville, ahead of the impending winter storm of March 3.

Food bank asks community for helping hand

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.

Fun Car Rallye II to benefit Justin’s Beach House

On Saturday, March 22, the Fun Car Rallye II will be held to benefit Justin’s Beach House.

“We did this last year for them,” noted Bob Lueckel, who is organizing the event. “My wife and I, Nancy, we set up the rally and picked up the roads, drive the route and look for questions to ask people as they’re on the route.”

James teaches local kids about having a healthy smile

Local dentist visits LB to teach youth

Last week, Dr. Lois James spoke with first-graders at Lord Baltimore Elementary School about the importance of dental health.

“February is Dental Health Month,” explained James. “I think just increasing their dental IQ at a young age really helps, and it’s just lots of fun.”

Millville fire deemed arson by marshal

An arson fire occurred in the early hours of Feb. 22 at JS Bennett & Son in Millville, causing an estimated $30,000 worth of damage, according to authorities.

Millville Volunteer Fire Company responded at 4:17 a.m. where they were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

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.

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