TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Avenue to close and other Route 26 lane changes

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a month of road closure in Ocean View, starting Monday, March 31.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at the Route 26 intersection. The road is open, but vehicles will not turn from Route 26 to Central Ave. and vice versa.

Work continues Monday to Friday, May 9, pending weather.

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.

Hocker’s offers added credit card security for customers

In light of the recent credit card security breaches that have garnered national attention, Hocker’s Super Center and G&E are addressing such concerns locally at their independent grocery stores.

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.

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.

Hocker’s offers deer processing, Thanksgiving feast

For the second year, Hocker’s/G&E grocery markets are offering specialty products to go along with its deer processing services.

“We’ve been butchering deer longer than I am old,” said Gerry Hocker. “It’s part of what grew the business and part of what we do. Last year was the newly added specialty deer processing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Naturopath offering local seminars on Lyme disease

Next week, Dr. Brian Jones, a neuropath from Santa Barbara, Calif., will be giving seminars on Lyme disease at three different locations on the peninsula.

Good Earth dinner to support Delaware Botanic Gardens

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Good Earth Market & Farm in Millville will hold another “From the Farm Dinner” with the help of local restaurateur Matt Haley of SoDel Concepts.

“Matt Haley just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Sue — I think it’d be cool to have dinner out in the field and make it a charitable event,’” recalled Sue Ryan, owner of Good Earth Market.

Special Olympics athletes enjoy summer at Camp Barnes

More than 50 athletes recently attended the 13th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp at Camp Barnes in Frankford.

Creative Concepts celebrating 40 years at the Delaware shore

To some, 1973 might not seem like it was 40 years ago. To Wayne Lednum, who owns Creative Concepts with his wife, Bobbi, the old adage “Time flies when you’re having fun” has never been more true.

Smithsonian speakers share memories, give insight on area's growth

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” has been on display at Ocean View Town Hall for the past month, offering visitors an insight into the nation’s, and the area’s, work history throughout the years.

Route 26 lane closures extended to June 30

A ‘ballet’ of work to begin in October

The end is near for Route 26 lane closures, but further away than was planned and many had hoped. The Delaware Department of Transportation has now given utilities and road crews permission to continue closing lanes on Atlantic Avenue until June 30. The original end date for the work was May 15.

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.

Springtime Jamboree to benefit Hospice

This year marks the 31st year that the Hocker family has organized the Springtime Jamboree, an event created by local businessman —and now state senator — Gerald Hocker to help raise money for the Lower Sussex Little League.

Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the beach all set

Following a long-standing tradition, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold an Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 31, at 6 a.m., at the bandstand in Bethany Beach. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the sanctuary of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Garfield Parkway (Route 26).

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:

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.