Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Selbyville Town Hall, Smith recently went into the classrooms at Showell to also teach kids about the importance of bike safety.
Ocean View officials met last week to discuss a license and easement agreement between the Town and a property owner.
The Town of Bethany Beach, with the help of the officers and members of VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, will host a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27, at noon at the boardwalk bandstand.
The Coastal Point cleaned up this past week at the annual awards conference of the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association Inc. (MDDC) which recognizes outstanding work in all aspects of news publication in the region. The independent weekly newspaper brought home a total of 41 awards including five Best in Show awards and sweeping six categories completely.
This Saturday, the first annual Wounded Warrior Paddle Race will be held at the Ocean View VFW Post #7234, hosted by the House of David Foundation.
Lord Baltimore Elementary School Principal Dr. Janet Hickman will not be returning to the school for the 2013-2014 school year. Instead, she will be taking over as administrator of Early Learning for the Indian River School District.
With many area residents noticing an increase in the deer population, the issue of population control — not just how to control it, but also whether it is really needed — has become a topic of conversation of late. Discussion has already begun in Ocean View as to whether a controlled hunt is the answer.
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.
Whether they are golfers or not, people can support Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition through the Dunes Pink Classic Golf Tournament, rolling through Ocean View on Monday, June 3.
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.
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.
The 9th annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, May 4, at the James Farm Ecological Preserve.
Last week, the Ocean View Board of Adjustment heard seven variance requests from representatives from Royal Farms, who hope to erect a gas station between the CVS Pharmacy currently under construction at 54 Atlantic Avenue and the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery.
In an effort to support and promote clean water locally and globally, local salons All About U! and Salon on Central will be offering their beauty services on April 22 in exchange for a small donation to Earth Month.
The town of Ocean View will host its fourth annual Homecoming event on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in John West Park.
D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian Restaurant & Tap will host a dine-and-donate event on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. during their dinner service, and patrons don’t even have to do anything extra to help raise funds for Justin’s Beach House! The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all the proceeds off regularly-priced menu items to the respite house in Bethany Beach.
The Ocean View Town Council this week voted unanimously to accept electricity costs for the Foxwood Court subdivision.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” will be coming to Ocean View town hall, in an event organized by a number of local historical societies.
Residents living in and around the Ocean View community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on April 9. The site is located at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View.
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.
One year after creating the Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Tiger Team and naming E.J. Chalabala, restoration coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), to lead it, the CIB Board of Directors approved the final report from the team at their meeting on March 22.
Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced their new art show, “Return of Spring,” which was scheduled to go on display March 26 and run through April 29. The 15 gallery artists will each present one work that depicts their interpretation of that theme.
Susan Clark, Broker/owner of Lighthouse Realty Group Inc. announced this week that the office has a new location, at 59 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, in Ocean View, across from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Route 26.
Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.
Earlier this week, Ocean View Councilman Geoff Christ asked council to consider forming a committee of council members to address Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s employment contract renewal.
The first annual Warrior Paddle Race is scheduled for May 18 in the waters off the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post #7234 in Ocean View. Race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. The day includes a three-mile stand-up paddle (SUP) race, a six- mile SUP race, a one-mile open kayak race (bay and surf), a three- mile open kayak race (bay and surf), a kid’s half-mile race and a social paddle.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but those in a charitable frame of mind can consider giving some green to “St. Baldrick” by supporting a local woman, Ann Margaret Donato — who plans to shave her head in the name of research on childhood cancer.
Bill Olsen has been involved in Ocean View politics for nearly 20 years, having moved to the area in 1995.
The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend an ordinance amending the Town’s 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and residential and commercial zoning around the Foxwoods community.
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: