The town of Ocean View held a public hearing on Nov. 1 to solicit comments from citizens regarding the town’s future management structure and the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration (IPA) study, which was commissioned by the council earlier this year.
It was standing-room-only at the old Ocean View town hall on Oct. 19 as townsfolk gathered to reminisce and hear the history of Pop Parsons’ general store. The Ocean View Historical Society hosted an evening with Dr. J. Robert “Bob” Parsons, whose grandfather owned the J.M. Parsons Store in the 1940s and ’50s.
On Oct. 25, Ocean View Councilwoman Michelle Steffens again raised the topic of a town resolution requesting that the state of Delaware and its agencies seek funding for the Assawoman Canal Pathway project. At their Oct. 11 meeting, the town council had adopted the resolution, with a vote of 3-1.
G&E Hocker’s, owned by Gerald and Emily Hocker, has been a local staple for years. Whether you go there for the fried chicken, fresh produce, or even hardware advice — it’s the local’s grocer that has it all.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday
Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure continued road safety due to dune erosion adjacent to the northbound lanes, they said.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).
On Oct. 25, the Ocean View held a town council workshop to discuss a report from the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration (IPA), reviewing the town’s organizational structure.
Chef Derek Woodhouse began working as a sous-chef at Kool Bean Café in Ocean View more than five years ago, but he is now the head chef there. Originally from Baltimore, Md., Derek is a huge Baltimore Ravens fan.
Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit detectives this week charged a Frankford man and woman in connection with five residential burglaries that took place Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, in Plantation Park, west of Ocean View.
In an effort to slow down the rampant prescription drug abuse plaguing both this community and the nation as a whole, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding another national drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Ocean View Church of Christ will be holding their own kind of trick-or-treating. Trunk-or Treat – according to Angela Rodkey, whose husband, Vince, is the youth and family minister at the church – is an event the church held five years ago and is looking to bring back.
On Oct. 13, Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff, along with members of the Bethany Beach and Millville volunteer fire companies, commenced a week of activities highlighting fire safety, in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Town of Ocean View will hold a public meeting and workshop to help inform residents about a report produced by the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Affairs regarding the town’s organizational structure.
Representatives from the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (LDAESM) hosted a meeting this week at the Ocean View Police Department. In addition to their monthly meetings, they have hosted other events on the Delmarva Peninsula to help educate and bring awareness on the subject of Lyme disease.
Bethany Beach playwright Bob Davis is returning to the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville with a staged reading of “Pretty Face, Pretty Lies,” a comedy murder-mystery. It marks Davis’ 12th full-length feature play. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Cripple Creek Country Club and beverages, followed by a staged reading at the Bistro Cafe, located in the front building of Dickens Parlour Theatre.
It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just 10 feet of space remaining between the two cantilevered portions of the bridge deck.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop to discuss the town’s management structure going into the future.
With Phase One of the West View drainage project now on the books, Ocean View Town Council members on Oct. 11 discussed ongoing drainage issues in the town as they begin to consider what to do next to address the problems.
There is still much planning before the Assawoman Canal Trail can be built – and many concerns to overcome. More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Sept. 30 to review the Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan, which has been in development since 2009.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charlie K’s BBQ in Ocean View will be hosting a benefit for Friends of the Fallen, a non-profit, community-based organization that provides services and assistance to families who have lost a loved one in military service.
In January 2008, residents of Ocean View assembled the Ocean View Historical Society, an organization established to record and celebrate the town’s history, as well as preserve the memories that many residents, new and old, have shared. Now with more than 100 members, the Ocean View Historical Society highlights the town’s past, historical artifacts donated or loaned by town residents, as well as local Native American culture.
Anyone having some trouble making ends meet can find some relief every Thursday at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, thanks to the new Feed My Sheep soup ministry. The weekly soup kitchen will serve a free lunch to anyone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays at the church in Ocean View.
After two years of planning, the Assawoman Canal Trail Concept Plan is ready for another round of public discussion.
A committee of local citizens and officials partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) in early 2009 to gauge public interest and develop plans for a pedestrian and bike path along the Assawoman Canal.
In the hectic transition into summer, it’s easy to get caught up in everything from barbecues and beach time to vacations with friends and family. But for Audra Brasure and her family, there was something else on their mind this season.
With a keen eye on improving physical health and putting a focus on childhood obesity, Tidewater Physical Therapy will host a wellness event on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The Ocean View Town Council voted this week to upgrade the ranks of Ocean View Police Department officers, as proposed by Police Chief Ken McLaughlin and discussed at the August workshop.
As heartbreaking as it must be to have a sick child in the hospital, what about all the people who have a sick child in the hospital but cannot afford to be there with them? What about the people who have insult added to injury because they can’t reach out and hold their child’s hand or sing to them because there is a mortgage to pay and it takes gas money to get to the hospital? This weekend, a Saturday night out can make a difference in the life of someone who needs it.
The Mid-Atlantic coast was spared a disaster from Irene! Loss of strength in North Carolina, a more favorable track than once predicted, the timing of maximum storm and low lunar tide and the significant evacuation success all contributed to reducing Irene’s impacts. We were so fortunate.
Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably lesser impact than had been feared from the first hurricane to hit the state in recorded history.