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Foodies can “vote with their dollars” by buying locally grown produce or fair-trade items, and one local homebuilder is proving that builders can put their dollars into something they believe in, as well.
Finding an excuse not to work out or hit the gym is often much easier than mustering up the strength and self-discipline to actually get there. But what many people fail to realize is that personal fitness is much more than shedding pounds to get into that summertime swimsuit. The health implications that accompany an active lifestyle are second-to-none. Just ask 55-year-old Ocean View resident Bob Mitten, who in late 2011 made an unabashed decision that likely saved his life.
Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community Action Agency, 308 North Railroad Avenue, Georgetown.
With the summer season fully underway, many towns are offering residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment.
Local artists will be out and about this weekend at the Beach Cottage near Bethany Beach, for the store’s annual Artisan Tent Show on June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ocean View Town Council met earlier this week to discuss the possible use of Delaware Department of Corrections work-release prisoners to do outdoor maintenance for the Town.
As many people flocked to the beach or a golf course this past weekend, with sunny days and temperatures in the high 80s, volunteers at Ocean View Presbyterian Church were packing meals for the hungry. In as little as 90 minutes, more than 10,000 meals were packaged for destinations in either Haiti or Uganda.
The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.
Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five counts of assault in the second degree and five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
Last week, I got a phone call from a friend, giving me a heads up that Lewis’ Flower Shop on Central Avenue in Ocean View was being torn down. I knew that it was only a matter of time. The property had been for sale, and it had been empty for so long. Another little piece of my childhood gone by the wayside.
Those traveling along Fred Hudson Road north of Bethany Beach may have noticed some work in the area in recent weeks. DelDOT maintenance crews have been making a final connection in the path from Delaware Seashore State Park across Fred Hudson Road near McCoy’s Way, which will then tie into the sidewalks near the Salt Pond and Harris Teeter.
Graduates past and present are being honored this month at Indian River High School. The celebrations began last week, when the newly reinstated IRHS Alumni Association welcomed Susan Lyons, a member of the Class of 1973, to the IRHS Hall of Fame.
The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously last week to approve the preliminary site plan for a residential planned community (RPC) to be located on Muddy Neck Road.
While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.
After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.
It’s always encouraging to hear that you’re doing a good job. And Mary Kreger, a fourth-grade teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, got the highest praise when one of her students won the state’s 2012 Teacher Appreciation Essay Contest.
This is the second of two columns on the lovely ladies from Curves workout center in Ocean View. If you want to know all about the workout schedules, check out the first column online at CoastalPoint.com. Today, I’m delighted to share uplifting stories from some of the Curves’ breast cancer survivors and the Breast Cancer Heart Pillows’ project to which they are dedicated.
School is usually the last place kids want to go on a Saturday, but this weekend, Lord Baltimore Elementary is the place to be.
Glen Bisogno, director of area operations for Mediacom, met with Ocean View residents last week to speak about the cable provider’s work in the community and address citizens’ concerns.
On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment and the emergence of Delaware as one of the East Coast’s premier resort locations.
When Kathy Green and Cindy Davis first teamed up to bring Seaquels to the Delaware shore, they had no idea of the success that was in store for the region’s first furniture consignment shop. Now, three years later, Seaquels has become a favorite among homeowners, real estate agents and visitors in the area, and with a larger, nearby location, they’re proving why more and more people are turning to consignments when it comes to outfitting their home.
In an event that is promised to be more than just a concert, this weekend, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host a musical worship experience with the band 2nd Sunday. Audiences can enjoy original 2nd Sunday music, as well as familiar praise and worship songs, at the free event on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m.
Following Rick Konrad’s departure on April 27, two weeks into his tenure as town manager, the Ocean View Town Council met to discuss his resignation.
Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader noted that the Town had entered into a contractual agreement with Konrad on March 14 and that Konrad had requested to be released from his contract on April 27.
This Saturday, May 12, rain or shine, the Town of Ocean View will host its third annual Homecoming, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in John West Park.
This week marks my 25th anniversary at Lord’s Landscaping. Not bad for what was supposed to be a two-week job. Sometimes life just pushes you where you’re supposed to be.
“She teaches us a lot of skills … and that there is more than one way to solve a problem.”