Millville News

Town of Millville, Delaware


  • 544 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Second Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.


  • First Saturday of March

Town office:

  • 36404 Clubhouse Rd., Millville, DE 19967 (302) 539-0449

Web site

General e-mail inquiries

Town Council:

  • Robert Gordon, Deputy Mayor
  • Susan Brewer, Treasurer
  • Valerie Faden, Secretary

  • Steve Smalls

Town Manager:

  • Debbie Botchie

Finance Administrator:

  • Lisa Wynn

Town Clerk:

  • Matt Amerling

Code & Building Administrator:

  • Eric Evans

Accounting Clerk:

  • Anna Scarola


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Slow progress on Route 26 improvements

The Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has long been a hot topic for locals living and working near the beach, and for visitors to the southern Delaware shore, as it is a main way to get to there.

Building the bridge

In the Coastal Point office, tacked to a wall, is a diagram of the Indian River Inlet, labeled “Construction Update: Beginning May 2006.” The diagram marks areas of planned closure and construction for the state park, campground and marina area near the bridge over the inlet, as officials prepared for the planned replacement of the failing bridge.

Local beaches much changed in five years--5 year anniversary section

There is no question that one of the biggest changes to the Delaware shore in the last five years is the completion of major reconstruction projects for area beaches. After years of suffering from beach erosion and risk to homes near the shoreline, all of the areas municipalities received new dunes and expanded beaches, thanks to the projects sought for years by local town councils and citizens.

BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for Millville man

The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.

BREAKING NEWS: Dense Fog Advisory until 8 p.m.

Issued by the National Weather Service, Philadelphia, Pa., 3:35 p.m. EST, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
... Dense fog advisory now in effect until 8 p.m. EST this evening...

MillVols take volunteer efforts to Millville

The MillVols – a Millville volunteer group – have officially started to organize.

Millville recycle drop-off plan heads to scrap heap

The recycling drop-off center proposed for the intersection of Route 17 and Powell Farm Road at Millville By the Sea is not going to happen after all.

Thrifty instrument deals available for the holidays and year-round

When a passion and appreciation for music attains the kind of longevity that Adam Gordon’s has, a music lover will inevitably find themself returning to what they love. That’s precisely what Gordon did when he began Musician’s Thrift Shop, originally located in Ocean View. His small shed-style shop, now in Millville, has rested near the intersection of Routes 26 and 17 since Independence Day of this year and, despite the wavering economy, business has been surprisingly good.

Shop of the Four Sisters changes hands in time for Thanksgiving

For years Carole, Donna, Ellie and Vickie have been the familiar faces around the Shop of the Four Sisters. They have spent countless hours scouring garage sales, antique shops and auction houses, looking for choice items that they could restore and sell. Four times a year, they open their shop to display these items for eager buyers. Recently, however, the four sisters sold their business to Kathy Hart of Fenwick Island. Although the conditions of the shop may change a bit, the atmosphere – and the name – will stay just as it’s been in the past.

Dream house proves that dreams come true

Seen at home, Kenedy Welch would appear as carefree and vibrant as the typical 6-year-old. However, day in and day out, she lives with more pain and suffering than most people could ever imagine. Thankfully, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic has pulled through to help Kenedy enjoy the life she deserves.

BREAKING NEWS: Georgetown's Circle area now closed ahead of Biden's Return Day visit

Organizers confirm Biden visit; security measures enhanced and closures move ahead of schedule

Organizers of Sussex County’s annual Return Day festivities in Georgetown confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 5, that Vice-President-Elect and Delaware U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be attending this year’s event.

Hocker running on record of achievement

For state Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-38th), running for re-election to his state House of Representatives seat is as much about what he has done already as it is about his vision for the future.

If life hands you rain, plant a rain garden

What is a rain garden? How is it different than a pond? Who should plant one?

Sally Boswell, education and outreach coordinator for the Center for Inland Bays, answered all these questions and more for the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at town hall.

Giddins settles in Millville after high-flying start

Dr. Danielle Giddins, M.D., is now taking patients at her Millville office, above Halpern Eye Associates on Route 26.

Mahoney opens up legal channels in Millville area

There is no shortage of real estate attorneys at the beach. People are covered for wills and estates. But what about for other legal matters?

BREAKING NEWS: Storm causes beach erosion, flooding

An unnamed storm that lashed the area with high winds and heavy rain late last week caused significant beach erosion and flooding along the Delaware coast and inland bays. The late-September storm, despite falling during hurricane season and exhibiting counterclockwise rotation, was not classified as a tropical system but as simply a low-pressure system and therefore was not named.

CIB board softens recommendation on landfill

The Board of Directors for the Center for Inland Bays bypassed a resolution put forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and instead passed a different motion, with a vote of 3-2.

Pre-construction begins on Inlet Bridge

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Carolann Wicks, state and local officials, residents and others were on hand at a Sept. 17 event to unveil the design for a new bridge over the Indian River Inlet and present the selected design/build team — Skanska USA Civil Southeast — to the public.

Beaver Dam Road to be closed through spring

Residents, business owners and others who make regular use of Beaver Dam Road between Peppers Corner Road and Substation Road west of Ocean View are likely to get to know alternatives to the popular route very well in the coming months. Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced Sept.

Emergency officials urge preparation for looming storm

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center mid-week was monitoring a developing storm system off the eastern United States that threatened to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and prolonged higher-than-normal tides to the region for the next several days.

New inlet bridge plans unveiled

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, many area professionals and residents had their questions (and prayers) answered as state and local officials unveiled the new plans for the long-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project.

Ryan’s small-business roots core to campaign

For Kay Ryan, running for representative for the state’s 38th District will be like an extension of the last seven years of her life before her retirement.

Little Red School House celebrates 20 years

New cookbook to raise funds for scholarships

It’s hard to miss the Little Red School House, complete with an antique school bell on top, on Bayard Road. The building, which blends in with the scenery and looks as if it were an actual restored school house, was, in fact, built just 20 years ago by owner/teacher “Miss Debbie” Jahnigen and her family.

Popular local bread gets new local outlet

By popular demand, Old World Breads is now available at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. On Fridays and Saturdays, Steve Kogler’s Old World Breads, famously known and sought-after at the area farmers’ markets — especially for the cinnamon shorties — will be sold at Good Earth on Route 26.