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.

Millville combines old and new with new town seal

Millville now has a new town seal to showcase the town’s history — and its present, in the Great Pumpkin Festival.

Information workshop planned for Route 26 improvements project

Construction to begin before end of year, according to officials

State officials will be holding a public workshop regarding the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, which is set to begin construction later this year, at South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Construction of Millville by the Sea’s Lifestyle Center under way

Coastal Point • Submitted: Homeowners at Millville By The Sea just can't wait for their Clubhouse to be completed. Shown (from left to right) breaking in the game room by playing a little hard-hat poker using 2x4 chips during a recent construction tour areCoastal Point • Submitted: Homeowners at Millville By The Sea just can't wait for their Clubhouse to be completed. Shown (from left to right) breaking in the game room by playing a little hard-hat poker using 2x4 chips during a recent construction tour are Steve Maneri, Diane Maneri, Tina Veves and Artie Veves.Representatives of Millville By the Sea announced this week that construction of their showcase amenity was progressing. The Lifestyle Center, for which ground was broken a few weeks ago, will consist of a campus of coastal-style buildings housing a community clubhouse, a pool and pool house, a fitness center and a pavilion, all situated on a 6-acre lake.

The Christopher Companies is currently offering homes in the Sand Dollar Village neighborhood of Millville By the Sea, priced from the upper $100,000. Millville By the Sea offers proximity to coastal beach towns, a variety of existing amenities, including a pool, a fitness room, walking trails, a lake and a beach shuttle.

Lord Baltimore successful with new traffic patterns

After traffic backed up at least 20 cars deep on Route 26 during the first week of the school year, Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s new traffic pattern has made major improvements this week.

Great Pumpkin Festival planned for Oct. 5

The Millville Town Council concluded its business on Sept. 10 in just nine minutes. Plans are in “full swing” for the Oct. 5 Great Pumpkin Festival, said Town Manager Debbie Botchie. Flyers are being distributed, and the Indian River High School JROTC will volunteer to run the festival again.

Beef-n-Beer to benefit mesothelioma research

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to raise money for mesothelioma research.

According to the Mayo Clinic, mesothelioma “is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs … and is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer.”

Millville ‘tornado’ gets downgraded designation

Although many people saw what appeared to be a tornado in the Millville/Ocean View area on Sunday, Sept. 1, the National Weather Service confirmed this week that the phenomenon could only be called a funnel cloud.

Millville Town Peddler to host artist Kelly Haskins

The Millville Town Peddler announced this week that it will host artist Kelly Haskins for a month-long exhibit and artist reception. The collection will be displayed at Millville Town Peddler, in the rear section, during September. Visitors can meet the artist at the Artist Reception on Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

Local artists team up on new surfboard series

Millville Town Peddler announced this week that local surfboard shaper Clay Reynolds, of Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards, and local artist Amber Starr Davis, of Amber’s Custom Decks & Boards, have teamed up to create a new series of surfboards.

Millville to correct flooding issues at town hall property

After some ongoing drainage issues, Millville Town Councilman Harry Kent said this week that he had contacted and subsequently received a proposal from Concierge regarding the area in front of town hall.

“Anytime it rains — it can be a very small rain — we experience flooding,” said Town Manager Debbie Botchie.

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.

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