Millville

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

Millville council approves Mediacom franchise agreement

The Millville Town Council this week passed a resolution authorizing the execution of a cable franchise agreement between the town and Mediacom LLC, the third town in as many weeks to do so.

Millville farmers’ market open for the season

Millville hit the ground running this week with their farmers’ market, now in its second year. The market opened up last Thursday and offered fresh local produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as it will for the remainder of the summer and into the second week of September.

Fat Tuna heads into summer with expanded menu, new management

The Fat Tuna Grill is gearing up for the 2013 summer season and their new management, Karen Diakos and Ramiro Herrera, is ready to see what summer has in store. The Millville restaurant has been under new management since December, so they have some had time assess the long-running operation and get it ready for the summer season.

Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

The sixth annual AARP Artisans Fair will be held Memorial Day weekend at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, two miles west of Coastal Highway on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Cornhole tournament to benefit Russell White scholarship

The fourth annual cornhole tournament benefitting a scholarship in the name of the late Russell White will be held June 8 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. The tournament is hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority, which is part of Beta Sigma Phi International. This year, the scholarship — which started at just $500 — is up to $2,500.

Millville changes subdivision escrow fees, looks at holiday market

There will be no new taxes or fees for home owners this year in Millville, although the Town will have a change in escrow fees for major and minor subdivisions. Those changes came as the town council approved the budget for the coming fiscal year at their March council workshop.

MillVols set to put a shine on Camp Barnes

The Millville Volunteer Group will be out at Camp Barnes this weekend, along with a number of other volunteer organizations. They will be doing needed repairs and maintenance, including painting and cleaning of the grounds, according to the MillVols’ Linda Kent.

Standup comedy on tap at local restaurant

Turquoise will shake up entertainment at the beach April 19 by hosting The Plumber & The Redneck Comedy Show. Located in the Sea Colony Marketplace near Bethany Beach, the Greek and American restaurant will host comedy for the first time at 9 p.m. that Friday night.

Summer college boot camp in Millville offered to students

This summer, rising juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to spend a little time on planning for college, thanks to a Summer College Admissions Boot Camp offered by Anne Macleod Weeks of Delmarva Educational Consulting.

County approves Phase III expansion of Millville sewer district

The Sussex County Council this week approved going ahead with the Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, including several additional properties in the Wingate Court subdivision.

Driver escapes serious injury in collision with utility pole

Emergency responders freed a driver from her car on Sunday, March 24, after an accident in which the Delaware woman grazed a utility pole at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) and Railway Road in Millville.

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year.

Annual Artisans Fair bringing together crafters

Craftspersons from the area will show their wares at the Sixth Annual Artisans Fair, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The air-conditioned setting will feature invitation-only artisans who create artwork, photography, jewelry, pottery, apparel and accessories, ceramics, wooden items, painted furniture and more.

Grand opening for Bishop’s Landing set for April 6

Beazer Homes announced this week the grand opening of its newest neighborhood, Bishop’s Landing, to be held Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community sales center located at the intersection of Windmill and Burbage roads in Millville.

Christian author to hold book signing in Millville

Millville United Methodist Church will host Kolleen Lucariello, author of “The ABC’s of Who God Says I Am,” on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the church. Lucariello will also be sharing her message at the 6 p.m. service that evening at the church. The church is located at 36405 Club House Road in Millville.

FOP donates emergency kit to Lord Baltimore Elementary

Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.

Millville sewer expansion on hold while property owners contacted

By Monica Scott
The Sussex County Council decided this week to defer for one additional week any action on the public hearing results for the proposed Route 26, Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, to further notice property owners in the immediate area.

Millville considers ceasing to fund police startup fund

The Millville Town Council discussed the first draft of next year’s budget at great length last week, hashing out details ranging from Pumpkin Festival expenses to holiday decorations. The main points discussed included possibly not continuing to designate 25 percent of their gross rental receipts tax to a “startup police fund” that has accrued about $340,000 to date.

MVFC Ladies Auxiliary to hold annual bake and candy sale

This Easter, local families can fill their baskets with goodies made by the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

Local pet store's customers help donate dog food to shelter

The Georgetown SPCA will be the recipient of 1,350 pounds of donated dog food, courtesy of VéRUS Pet Foods, which is matching pound-for-pound sales at the Millville Pet Stop on Feb. 23.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

County to hold hearing on proposed extension of Millville sewer district

Sussex County will hold a public hearing in early March on a planned extension of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District, to give property owners and residents an overview of the project and proposed rates.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at Millville Town Hall in Millville.

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

BART to present second show, ‘Rudy and Ruby’

Last year, Dickens Parlour Theatre branched out from magic and stage readings, to full-fledged productions, helping to create the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART).

Banks Wines & Spirits marks a decade of business

“Fat Bastard.” “Skinny Girl.” “Cupcake.” No, those aren’t insults or slightly off-color terms of endearment. They are just some of the brands one could see while chuckling down the aisles at Banks Wines & Spirits in Millville, which — like any other 10-year-old — is bursting at the seams with excitement and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next decade. They even marked their 10-year anniversary on Feb. 13 with a party and celebration.

Millville approves additional 55 homes at Sand Dollar Village

The Millville Town Council held a public hearing this week and approved a final site plan application submitted by Millville By the Sea for 55 single-family, detached units located in Sand Dollar Village.

Route 26 Working Group discusses early action work

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, community leaders and state legislators gathered in Millville on Jan. 29 for the second Route 26 Working Group meeting ahead of construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements project. Even DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt attended.

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