Millville


Pumpkins and painting at park site to highlight festival

Millville’s Great Pumpkin Festival will be held a bit earlier than usual this year, but for a very good reason.

The festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site of the festival has also changed. This year, it...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:16pm

Millville council approves part of Beebe site plan

The Millville Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 11, approved one of two site plans under review for the construction of Beebe Medical Center’s South Coastal Campus Emergency Department & Cancer Center.

Acting on last month’s...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:26pm

Millville By the Sea property owners file suit against developers

Editor's note: This article has been updated with a response from W. Craig Havenner, president of The Christopher Companies. Havenner is one of the parties named in the lawsuit.

A homeowners’ group in the Millville By the Sea development...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:27pm

Jeffrey Harman of the Becker Morgan Group holds a rendering of the exterior of Beebe Medical Center’s proposed Millville campus at a Friday, Aug. 17, public hearing on the project.

Millville P&Z recommends approvals for Beebe satellite-site

Millville’s Planning & Zoning Committee on Aug. 17 voted to recommend that the Millville Town Council approve two applications on behalf of Beebe Healthcare that move forward plans to build an emergency department and cancer treatment center...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 5:19pm

Millville gets stellar, ‘awesome’ audit report from TGM Group

“New world’s record” and “awesome” are not words generally uttered by accountants delivering audit reports to town governments, but that’s what the Millville Town Council was treated to on Tuesday, Aug. 15, when accountant Herb Geary of the TGM...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:41pm

Two men die in suspected overdose, another saved by naloxone

Two men in their 20s passed away last week in Ocean View, from an apparent heroin overdose.

“They were living in Ocean View, but both of them are originally from Maryland,” said Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, noting that the names...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

Millville grants site approval for revised Dove Landing community

More than a decade after being mothballed due to adverse economic conditions, the Dove Landing community received final site plan approval from the Millville Town Council on Tuesday, July 10.

The final plans call for 316 homes. That is the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:52pm

Mackie, Ted and Kami Banks Kane recently received their Retailer of the Year award from the magazine ‘Beverage Dynamics’ during a June 4 conference in Denver.

Banks Wines & Spirits named Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics

Banks Wines & Spirits in Millville has been named a Retailer of the Year for 2018 by the trade publication Beverage Dynamics. The magazine gives top honors to beverage retailers each year, and this year Banks is one of 17 retailers across the...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:58pm

Millville United Methodist Church to host Patriotic Sing-a-long

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Barb Clair will be hosting a Patriotic Sing-a-long to spark the celebrations.

The annual event will be held in Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:35pm

Bonky’s move gets deferred by Ocean View Planning & Zoning

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission this week deferred voting on a revision to the site plan for Bonky’s Ice Cream & Snoballs.

The business is looking to move east from its current location across from Atlantic Auto on...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:34pm

Chesapeake Utilities aims to bring gas service to Millville

The Millville Town Council at its workshop meeting on Tuesday, June 26, heard a proposal for a natural gas pipeline to connect to the planned Beebe Medical Center campus in the town.

The presentation by Dean Holden, manager of business...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:33pm

All About U organizing trunk show for Kind Beauty Project

When starting a day of events, women are known to set aside a large chunk of time in their mornings, dedicated to getting ready. Hair, makeup and picking out an outfit to conquer the day can take an hour, or even two, as long as they have the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:26pm

Mike and Sean Cummings pose with the Torch Award for marketpace ethics.

MIKEN Builders recognized for business ethics

When Michael Cummings finished trade school post-college, he began working for a construction company. An opportunity arose for him to join in ownership of a general-contracting firm. Now, 25 years later, he is the proud owner and CEO of a multi-...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:24pm

Beebe drops plan for additional outpatient rooms in Lewes

New Millville campus on track for 2020

Noting rapid changes impacting healthcare nationwide and in the community, Beebe Healthcare announced this week that it is already making some changes to plans for its strategic expansion projects that were announced in 2017.

“Hospitals...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:17pm

Bob ‘The General’ Knight stopped in at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to voice his support of Rob Arlett.

‘The General’ stumps for Arlett

A coaching legend made a stop in the area last week, taking the opportunity to offer his support for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett.

Former Army, Indiana University and Texas Tech floor boss Bob “The General” Knight spoke to a...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:38pm

Donato to decorate Millville with mural

Millville’s town hall will get a new vibe when local artist John Donato completes a mural in the meeting room in the coming weeks.

Donato had proposed several potential projects for the Town, which initially included a mural in the outer...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:22pm

With comp plan update on tap, Millville encourages involvement

If people are concerned or unsure about how Millville Town Hall is run, “Come in here, folks, and talk to us,” said Town Manager Debbie Botchie.

The Millville Town Council spent most of their May 22 workshop discussing the broad subject of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:06pm

Public reminded to stay vigilant on roads after tragedies

On Saturday, May 26, a little after 10 a.m., 76-year-old Alfred Yergey III of Ocean View was riding his bicycle eastbound in the bike lane on Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), approaching Central Avenue in Ocean View.

At the same time, 65-year-...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:31pm

Cameron and Lisa Travalini enjoy time together during her tour of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

Tiger mom: Millville mother joins son on aircraft carrier

When Cameron Travalini was deployed with the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, his mom, Lisa Travalini, worried.

That’s what moms do.

After all, she knew there was always the possibility that the Roosevelt...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:20pm

Millville shooting ban still allows for hunting

The Millville Town Council has unanimously approved a shooting ban inside town limits, but assuaged the concerns of some by making allowances for hunting.

No one may fire any firearm, air gun, bow and arrow, slingshot or “any weapon...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:15pm

Millville seeks input on proposed hunting and shooting ban

Wouldn’t affect rights to own or carry firearms

It all started when a bullet landed where it shouldn’t have.

“We had an incident in Bishop’s Landing,” said Eric Evans, code and building official for the Town of Millville. “I don’t know how it happened, but the family woke up and found a...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:06pm

Millville welcomes Ron Belinko to town council

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Ronald ‘Ron’ Belinko is sworn in as the newest member of the Millville Town Council earlier this month.A new council member stepped onto Millville Town Council dais this month, as Ronald “Ron” Belinko took the oath...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:47am

Northern Ireland native telling musical ‘Inside Story’

When Gerry Timlin takes the stage at Dickens Parlour Theatre on Thursday, March 22, he aims to bring a bit of perspective, along with some history and music of his Irish homeland.

Timlin, now a resident of Bethany Beach, has been traveling...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:16am

‘It takes community uproar ... to get things done’

Police talk crime and drug prevention

As people nationwide worry more about the impact of heroin on their families and communities, local police held two public meetings to discuss the problem and actions that residents can take.

On Sept. 28, Salem U....

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:09am

Millville considers reducing taxes for annexation

Millville’s growing, and town officials are looking to attract even more development, so the town council is considering reducing taxes for new properties that annex into town.

The move started as part of an enticement package to encourage...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:45am

Former CIA director offers his take on current events

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Former CIA director John E. McLaughlin discussed national security issues, and had a bit of fun, at Dickens Parlour Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 21.Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency John E....

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30am

Recent Millville annexation fills a gap on Windmill Drive

After a recent annexation, the Town of Millville is about 31 acres bigger and could someday be 95 houses heavier.

On Sept. 12, Millville Town Council approved annexation of 31.32 acres on Windmill Drive and Dukes Drive.

As is, the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:45am

Millville by the Sea residents to expect official traffic survey

Residents of Millville by the Sea should be looking for an email survey soon, regarding traffic in the community. The developer needs public input for traffic issues before moving forward with the next MBTS neighborhood.

In August, the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:44am

Former CIA official to offer ‘Inside Story’ at Dickens

‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.’

— Albus Dumbledore, in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ by J. K. Rowling

Starting Thursday...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:15am

Glass, metal and family

Coastal Point photos • Darin J. McCann: Katie Kirk and Michael Owens, a father daughter team, pose with some of their stained glass artwork in their Millville studio.Along with pet rocks and puka shells, artistic releases for people became very...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 9:31am

Millville now requiring HOA OK for permits

Parked in front of Millville Town Hall on Tuesday night, a shiny red SUV was taking a break from its day-job. Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s new command vehicle is a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, funded by a Town grant.

The vehicle will be on-...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:34am

Magician Will Fern appearing at Dickens Parlour Theatre

Coastal Point • Submitted: Will Fern will be performing at Dickens Parlour Theatre through Aug. 15.In a dimly lit parlor in Millville, six clocks are displayed proudly in separate glass cases. Although the disarming little room is full of antique...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:52am

Millville committee gives annexation a thumbs-up

The Millville Annexation Committee met on July 20 and unanimously agreed to recommend annexation of a 31.32-acre property to the town council.

A petition for annexation has been submitted by the Howard Robert Hickman Revocable Trust and Dr...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

Good Earth offering dining from its organic garden

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Shrimp and grits is just one of the fresh dishes made a Good Earth Market.It seems fitting that an organic market has grown at such a… well… organic pace since it first opened 14 years ago.

Good Earth...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:04am

Millville considers annexation of proposed residential development

The Town of Millville may be growing by 31-plus acres, after receiving a Petition for Annexation submitted by Howard Robert Hickman Revocable Trust and Dr. James W. Schiff.

The property consists of 31.32 acres located at 32525 Dukes Drive...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:48am

MillVols donate backpacks to foster children

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Members of the MillVols stand with backpacks they are donating to foster kids.When children are pulled into the foster-care system, it can happen in a matter of minutes. Sometimes it’s in the middle of the night,...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:40am

Beebe announces $180M expansion, to include Millville area

Beebe Healthcare’s Board of Directors earlier this month approved a proposal for a comprehensive expansion of the system over the next several years. The $180 million expansion will touch three communities — Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Millville....

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:01pm

County Bank to host community shred event

Identity-theft prevention and giving back to the community are two main goals of County Bank’s community shred event on Friday, June 16.

Members of the community will have an opportunity on Friday to bring up to three banker-sized boxes of...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:38am

Millville approves 2018 budget with $230,000 cushion

Selbyville is trying to finish building a drinking-water plant. South Bethany needs to micro-surface its roads. The Indian River School District can’t afford to hire enough teachers.

In Millville, the biggest 2018-fiscal-year budget...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:58am

Millville to get its own holiday lights, GMB to build park

Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie sighed and said, quietly, “It’s been 12 long years.”

Botchie finally got her Christmas wish — of more than a decade — on Tuesday, May 9, when the Millville Town Council approved a contract for the...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:54am

Disciples to tell their tale in ‘Living Last Supper’

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Jesus Christ’s disciples tell their stories in the ‘Living Last Supper’ performance at Millville U.M. Church. This year’s actors include, from left, Tom Maly, Chuck Erbe, Rich Spina, George Townsend, Bob Heird,...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:33am

Disciples to tell their tale in ‘Living Last Supper’

Art and religion come to life in the “Living Last Supper,” the story of Jesus Christ’s disciples, which will be presented April 12 and 13 by Millville United Methodist Church.

The one-hour performance begins with Jesus revealing that one...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:42am

Lord’s Landscaping looks ahead to 40th year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert : The Lord’s Landscaping team has been serving the community for nearly 40 years, and continuesIn 1972, after graduating from college and moving to Sussex County, Bill Lord was not planning to open a landscaping...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:43am

Aquacare set to celebrate 10th anniversary

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant: Aquacare physical therapist Lauren Nuttle demonstrates her skills on fellow employee Deanine Barclay.After 10 years in its Millville location, the staff at Aquacare Physical Therapy continues to expand its “...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:44am

Officer-involved shooting shakes Ocean View

Coastal Point • Submitted by Ocean View Police Department: The vehicle being driven on Saturday, March 18, by Ocean View Police Officer First Class Nicholas Harrington was badly damaged during the incident. Harrington received treatment for...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:02pm

Millville swears in council members, plans some zoning

The Millville Town Council swore in returning Council Members Robert Gordon and Susan Brewer and newcomer Peter Michel on March 14.

Outgoing councilman Steve Small commended Michel, telling the others, “You will enjoy him. … He suffers...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:52am

Millville swears in council members, plans some zoning

The Millville Town Council swore in returning Council Members Robert Gordon and Susan Brewer and newcomer Peter Michel on March 14.

Outgoing councilman Steve Small commended Michel, telling the others, “You will enjoy him. … He suffers...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:33am

Millville’s Michel steps from HOA to town council

Peter MichelThe Millville Town Council will get a new face this spring, with the addition of Peter Michel.

He’ll take the seat currently held by Steve Small, also a resident of Bishop’s Landing, who was appointed in March of 2016 but opted...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:25am

Millville calls for town council candidates

Election season is gearing up in the area’s small towns, and the Millville Town Council has three seats up for election on March 4.

Interested candidates must register with Town Hall by Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. They must submit proof...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:25am