Millsboro


Millsboro Chamber of Commerce to hold sock hop Feb. 1

Calling all chickies, cool cats, greasers and motor heads! If you’re looking for a good time out on the town, then look no further. On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Millsboro Sock Hop.

“Kevin...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:32am

Investigation continues into double murder

Delaware State Police homicide detectives this week were conducting an investigation into the murder of two Millsboro men after the men were found dead inside of a Millsboro residence early Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:47pm

Holt Furnishings puts new twist on established store

For 15 years, Richard Holt’s Payless Furniture was a staple of the Millsboro area — but now, with a new owner and a new name, Holt Furnishings is offering something more.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Audrey Holt Harkins, daughter of...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:33pm

Possible zoning changes for early learning center discussed

The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether it will consider changing town zoning to allow for an early childhood development center on West State Street.

“It is our passion to bring our education and experience to the town...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:44pm

O’Mara approves Pinnacle Way remediation plan

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara on Dec. 24 issued a Secretary’s Order approving the final plan of remedial action for the Pinnacle Way site near Millsboro, formerly a Vlasic...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:55am

Battle over redevelopment of former Vlasic plant continues

Residents of the area surrounding the former Pinnacle Foods site near Millsboro, along with various Delaware officials, are waiting to hear the outcome of last week’s public hearing regarding the proposed remediation plan for the Brownfields site...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:47am

Proposed remedial action for Millsboro plant sees opposition

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) this week held the final public hearing regarding its proposed plan for remedial action for the former Vlasic Pickle plant near Millsboro.

The Delaware...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:37am

Millsboro Chamber thanks volunteers, inducts new board

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce recently held a volunteer recognition dinner and inducted its new officers and board of directors.

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce recently inducted its new...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:28am

Two men arrested in connection with Millsboro-area burglaries

Last Friday, 38-year-old Alex Sczcytkowski of Millsboro and 31-year-old Dale Parker of Elkton, Md., were arrested by the Delaware State Police after receiving tips the two were inside an unoccupied residence, allegedly committing a burglary....

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:54am

Millville gets positive audit report, MBS update

The Millville Town Council this week approved a positive report from the Town’s audit for the 2013 fiscal year. At the Dec. 10 council meeting, Herb Geary from the TGM Group congratulated the Town on a very good year.

“We feel very good...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:49am

Millsboro Art League to host annual Holiday Sale

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 5:05am

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.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Millsboro to revisit plans to reroute truck route in January

Earlier this week the Millsboro Town Council voted unanimously to revisit potentially creating an ordinance to restrict truck traffic though its downtown area.

The idea was first presented by councilman Greg Hastings at the October...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:26am

Agent from Bethany Travel attends Disney conference

Cindy McCabe from Bethany Travel was among nearly 500 travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 2013 Disney’s Ear Marked Conference — a program especially designed for agencies with...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:53am

Millsboro council discusses traffic congestion, truck ordinance

Earlier this month, the Millsboro Town Council discussed traffic congestion and the possibility of an ordinance to restrict truck traffic through the downtown area.

“Many of us feel we have a traffic issue through this town,” said...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:08am

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:05am

Millsboro to hold Family Nite Out

For more than five years, the Millsboro Police Department has been holding Family Nite Out in conjunction with trick-or-treating in the town.

“Originally, it started out as a way for the police to be involved in the community,” said Amy...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:41am

Screams at the Beach ready to offer a frighteningly good time

Those who enjoy being scared out of their wits need look no further. For the second year in a row, Screams at the Beach is offering Delawareans the chance to experience one of the scariest haunts in the country.

“We had two haunt review...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:24am

Millsboro men arrested for heroin dealing

Last Friday, 38-year-old Eric Howell and 28-year-old Jason Kehler, both of Millsboro, were arrested in connection with an alleged heroin sale made in Lewes.

Police said that, through an investigation by the Sussex County Governor’s Task...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:22am

Millsboro resident recalls service during WWII

During his World War II-era naval career, Millsboro resident Sam Keenan endured and survived many dangerous situations while fighting against the naval and air forces of the Japanese Empire.

Coastal Point photos • Submitted: World War II...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:05am

Botanical gardens sponsoring native plants presentation Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Tepper is the horticulturist...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:54am

Millsboro boy a poster-child for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Philip Stefanini is a typical fun-loving Millsboro boy who loves to paint and is passionate about everything to do with NASCAR. He’s different from many of his school friends, however, because he has a genetic condition that, amongst other things...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:31am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Cooter, General Lee coming to Millsboro Country Festival

This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.

“We needed a new idea for something in the area, as Big Thursday had kind of gone by the wayside,”...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:21pm

Biden announces free shredding events

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot to host event Saturday

Attorney General Beau Biden announced this week that his Consumer Protection Unit would be sponsoring consumer shredding events statewide this month to help consumers guard against identity...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:07pm

Land conservation workshop set for Sept. 24 in Millsboro

People who own land in Sussex County and may be interested in conserving their land can learn about voluntary land conservation options and the financial benefits of conserving their land and about organizations and programs that can help protect...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:04pm

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...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:55pm

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Dagsboro buy water from the Town of Millsboro, but for the last few years, they’ve paid for millions of...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:15am

Festival to transform Millsboro into hillbilly heaven

In less than a month, Millsboro will host its first Country Festival (formerly known as the Millbilly Festival), inviting everyone to embrace their inner redneck.

“Millsboro is very excited about this. I don’t go too many places where I’m...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:58am

Citizens’ group opposes poultry plant near Millsboro

POIR expresses concerns about pollution from new poultry farms

Members of Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) attended a meeting in Bethany Beach last week to raise concerns about the proposal to turn the former Vlasic Pickle plant into a...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:31am

Chimes seeks donations for wheelchair van

Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — is hoping to raise money to purchase a wheelchair van specifically for its enrichment program, which could help numerous people, including 23-year-old Sammy.

...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:24am

Public urged to voice their concerns about Harim application

Last week, Millsboro resident Kenny Haynes and Maria Payan, a Pennsylvania resident and consultant with national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, spoke to nearly 20 concerned citizens about the potential impacts of the Allen...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 3:59pm

Millsboro Chamber's annual golf classic to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 27.

For the first time in the tournament’s history, it will be benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:33pm

Police search for suspects in fatal Millsboro-area home invasion

A 41-year-old Millsboro man was killed in a home-invasion robbery on July 25, Delaware State Police reported this week.

According to police, the DSP was called to the 25000 block of North Berry Bramble Falls, off Bethesda Road, north of...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:22am

Head for the mills! Millsboro celebrates 30th Dam Mill 5k

In Millsboro, running is an age-old exercise that has reached an ripe old age, with the Dam Mill 5K set to shoot out of Cupola Park for the 30th year on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The name of the event hearkens back to Millsboro’s technological...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 4:26am

Concerts in the Park continue in Millsboro

Millsboro continues to bring music to its residents with its annual Concerts in the Park series, running through the summer. With a lineup of groups booked, and a concert already under its belt, the town is ready to bring residents more...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:31am

Millsboro Fourth of July Parade to honor women

On July 4, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold their seventh annual Children’s Fourth of July Parade and Ceremony

Coastal Point • File photo
Children march and ride last year’s...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:33am

Public meeting held on Millsboro poultry plant

Officials from Allen Harim Foods held a public meeting earlier this week in Millsboro, to help give citizens a better idea of what it might be like if the company takes over the former Vlasic pickle plant.

“We want to be a good neighbor....

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:15am

County hears concerns over poultry plant replacing pickle plant

Last week, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment held a public hearing for Allen Harim Foods, which had applied to the county for a special-use exception for a potentially hazardous use — a poultry processing facility.

The company plans...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:33pm

Millsboro candidates answer questions ahead of election

Millsboro will hold an election for the District 1 seat on its town council on June 8, with three candidates vying to hold the position. The polls will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Millsboro Town Center, located at 322 Wilson...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:17am

Brady announces candidacy for Millsboro town council

This election season, three Millsboro residents have thrown their hats into the ring to serve as commissioner from District 1 on the town council. Joseph Brady has decided to challenge incumbent Tim Hodges and candidate Bill Howlett for the...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:32am

*ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Millsboro Farmers' Market to open Wednesday

The Millsboro Farmers’ Market will begin its third year on Wednesday, May 29, in the town’s Cupola Park.

“It’s going to be pretty good,” predicted David Lomas, board member of Millsboro Downtown Partnership and market master. “Right now,...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:35am

Millsboro to hold rain garden workshop, planting

On May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a rain garden “how-to” will be held at the Millsboro Civic Center.

“From 10 a.m. to noon, we’ll have a lecture on why rain gardens are important and the basics of rain garden construction. The second part...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:29am

Millsboro council discusses farm stand, dangerous intersection

The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether or not to allow Millsboro resident and state Rep. John Atkins to have a produce stand in town.

“I’d like to put it between the Hair Depot and the town maintenance building,” said...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:39am

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Susan Pittard...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:17am

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.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Police seek information on shots fired at Millsboro VFW

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a shots-fired complaint that occurred on Friday, April 26, in the parking lot of the VFW just south of Millsboro.

The incident occurred around 11:50 p.m., police said, after a verbal...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:40am

East Coast Garden Center hosting Flower & Arts Festival

Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to get out in the garden and enjoy the beauty of nature and its floral display. Combining both aspects of the season, on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Coast Garden Center will hold its...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:06am

Antiques appraisals to benefit Millsboro library

How much is that vase on the mantle is worth? What about grandpa’s old pocket watch? On Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., locals with unique and potential valuable items will find out just how much they might be worth, as the Friends of the...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3:25am

Millsboro man killed in one-vehicle crash on Route 113

The Delaware State Police this week were continuing their investigation into a crash that killed a Millsboro man on Saturday night.

According to the DSP, the incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on April 6 as Kenneth O. Grinnell was driving...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:37am