The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
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If you’re looking for a little something extra to fill your weekend evening void, the 7th Annual Free Summer Theater Festival at Bear Trap Dunes, presented by Carl M. Freeman Foundation, could be exactly what you need.
Late Friday evening, June 6, and into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Ocean View Police Department (OVPD), members of the department’s Civilian Auxiliary Patrol, and representatives from the University of Delaware and DelDOT held the first of two summer bicycle safety checkpoints along Route 26.
For Pennsylvania native Bill Welham, running Ocean View Seafood has become more than an occupation. Since his move to the area roughly two decades ago, it has become more or less his life, and why not? He spent much of his early life on the open ocean, and even ran his own restaurant back home.
At their Tuesday-night meeting, Ocean View town council entertained a presentation by Peninsula United Methodist Homes (PUMH) to potentially bring a retirement community to the town.
Stephanie Hansen, an attorney for PUMH, pitched the idea of potentially annexing the as-yet-undeveloped 55-acre plot of land into town limits.
Many people dream of deep-sea SCUBA diving along tropical coral reefs in the Caribbean, or through the cold, mysterious waters of New England. For Janna Schneider, however, that dream has become very much a reality, and one that may ultimately, someday, turn into her career.
Later this month, developers of The Estuary, a 1,052-home community tucked beside the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, will ask Sussex County Council to create a special tax district to finance infrastructure costs.
Low-income homeowners outside Selbyville and in Ocean View will receive funding through the federal government’s community development block grant program this year to fix up their homes or connect to central water service, according to county officials.
State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving some roadway projects that were left in jeopardy.
For just three weeks, The Gallery on Central Avenue has been in operation, replacing Iron Age Antiques, which stood there for more than three decades. But it already has people turning their heads.
A combination of an influx of foreign students riding their bicycles to and from work daily and an inordinate amount of traffic on local roadways — primarily Route 26 — has prompted the Ocean View Police Department (OVPD) to take a pro-active stance to ensure that area roadways are safe.