Town of Millville, Delaware
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On Thursday, June 2, the Town of Millville held a public hearing to solicit comment concerning the town’s cable franchise renewal.
Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors in search of relief.
The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.
On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware State Police and other state agencies, will hold a closed School Plan Emergency Action Response (SPEAR) drill at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, during which Old School Lane will be closed.
From Salisbury and Berlin, Md., to Bloomsburg, Pa., from Edenton, N.C., to the west side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, artists hailing from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will come together this Saturday at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall on Route 26 for the 4th Annual Millville Artisans Fair. More than three dozen individuals will exhibit their crafts at the invitation-only event that promises something for everyone.
For Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, the start of the economic slump in 2008 wasn’t a reason to pack up and go home, it was an opportunity to try new things and take some risks.
On Monday, May 10, the Town of Millville held a public hearing on the final site plan of the H&D Subdivision – a 57-unit townhouse community on a 10.97 acre piece of property located at the intersection of Beaver Dam and Substation roads.
From April 29 through 30, 25 youths from the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s Creating Revolution and Saving Hearts (CRASH) Youth Ministries participated in the 30-Hour Famine, a nationwide fast powered by World Vision.
In March, the Millville Town Council approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for the Town’s need for police coverage. This week, the council again discussed spending the money at a workshop in light of the recent developments with the Delaware State Police.
On April 26 the town of Ocean View awarded Millville Volunteer Fire Company with a grant of $68,000 from their Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.
On April 13, Millville Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. announced that the town would be “entering into a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby the Delaware State Police personnel from Troop 4 will utilize space in the Millville town hall for a state police community office.”
The Town of Millville has proven recently that it is able to back up the talk about providing increased police coverage to their town with action.
With decreased funding and increasing costs, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company addressed the Millville Town Council on April 12 regarding new, creative ideas for the budget.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING AND WIND ADVISORY FOE THE AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST DUE TO THE SAME STORM SYSTEM.
When the Millville Volunteer Fire Company formed in 1936, they had 23 members and a barn. This weekend, more than 150 active and lifetime members will celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.
As warmer weather slowly approaches, it signals the first sign of spring. And with each and every season – at least for the past 29 years – so returns the Springtime Jamboree. For nearly three decades, local businessman and current state Rep.
Newly elected Millville Mayor Gerry Hocker announced at the March town council meeting that there will be an open house at the town hall April 12, before the council meeting, from 4 to 7 p.m., for anyone interested in viewing the recently completed addition to the building.
Carwashes and bake sales are common fundraising avenues, but there’s nothing like some good-old fashioned competition to really get people paying attention. The folks at Bethel Tabernacle Church of God in Clarksville know that all too well, so they decided to make their big push for fundraising a little more fun with a friendly little men-versus-women competition. The losers have to sleep on the roof of the church — come rain, sleet or snow.
UPDATE: The tornado watch for Sussex County has been dropped as of 7:05 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a wind advisory that is in effect from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The advisory covers the southern two-thirds of Delaware, a portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and a portion of southeast New Jersey.
Ocean View police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon for allegedly robbing Banks Wines & Spirits the previous night, but it took a tussle between the man and police on Route 26 to bring him into custody.
The Millville town council met March 22 to discuss and review the draft budget for fiscal year 2012.
Let’s face it. Most of us are ready for summer to get here – sunny skies, warmer temperatures and a savory, refreshing ice cream cone. Bonnie and Keith Gordon certainly are, and they’ve wasted no time in bringing a little bit of the summer spirit to the Delaware shore. Their York, Pa.-area ice cream and snowball shop – Bonkey’s – has created such a stir that they decided to share their success, opening their third location in Millville, along Route 26, this past week.
Phase I of the streetscape project on Cedar Drive sidewalks will be starting soon, said Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie at the Millville Town Council meeting this week.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has expanded a flood watch to include portions of Delaware, Northeast Maryland and New Jersey, including the Delaware beaches and inland Sussex County from Thursday morning through Friday morning.