Millville


Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Millville approves Southern Landing subdivision

The Millville Town Council, at its Tuesday, May 14, meeting approved the subdivision of a historic home from a parcel being developed by a local builder.

The approval of the preliminary subdivision plan separates the property known as the...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:55am

Bear Trap community members work on the boardwalk at the historic U.S. Army Radar Site.

Preserving history

Bear Trap, Fort Miles Association spruce up WWII site

One driving down Magnolia Street in Bear Trap may easily miss a wooded area with a small concrete block building with a big history, but the community’s homeowners’ association is working to change that. 

“This was one of Delaware’s mobile...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:47am

Millville passes strong budget, but will still consider impact fees

Millville is basically rolling in it.

Millville Town Council approved a $1.18 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Nearly half a million of that can go straight into a piggy bank.

For residents, nothing has changed in the Fee &...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:41am

Millville seeks public comments on released draft comprehensive plan

Since January 2018, the Town of Millville Comprehensive Plan Committee and Town staff have been working on the 10-year update to the 2008 Comprehensive Plan. The Town has partnered with Debbie Pfeil of KCI Technologies Inc. to manage the new plan...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:19am

Earth Day 2019 brings festivals and service opportunities

Local groups are celebrating Earth Day 2019 with both festivals and days of service. This year, Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, so there is a weekend’s worth of activities.

‘Every Day is Earth Day’ in Bethany

Bethany Beach Nature...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

Millville council approves resolutions on Millville By the Sea

The Millville Town Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9, approved five resolutions that released performance bonds and transferred bonded improvements to the village home owner associations within Millville by the Sea.

The...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:38pm

Millville approves Millville Boardwalk mini-golf, ice cream shop

The Millville Town Council on Tuesday, April 9, approved site plans for a miniature-golf course and ice cream shop on Route 26.

The project, called Millville Boardwalk, is being planned by Michael McCarthy, owner of Michael McCarthy Stones...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:52pm

Millville UMC to present Living Last Supper on April 18

The Millville United Methodist Church will be celebrating the Lenten season by offering the community the opportunity to witness the Living Last Supper.

“One of the missions of our church is to reach everyone with the word of God, and what...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:46pm

Car rally, scavenger hunt to benefit Justin’s Beach House

Drivers, start your engines. Co-pilots, grab your binoculars. The seventh annual Poker, Scrabble & Fun Car Rallye will benefit Justin’s Beach House on Saturday, April 13, starting at Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar in Millville.

“...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

Sharon Brienza is the newest member of the Millville Town Council.

Brienza joins Millville council a few years early

Sharon Brienza had a five-year plan.

The new Millville resident and longtime township clerk in her home state of New Jersey figured she’d consider wading back into municipal government in some way once she’d lived in Millville for a few...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:37pm

Spring into Health fair planned in Millville on Saturday, April 6

A group of local churches has put together a health fair so extensive that it will be spread over three buildings on Saturday, April 6.

The Southeast Sussex Ministerium’s first “Spring into Health” fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:22pm

Sharon Brienza joins Millville Town Council

Sharon Brienza had a five-year plan.

The new Millville resident and longtime township clerk in her home state of New Jersey figured she’d consider wading back into municipal government in some way once she’d lived in Millville for a few...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:12am

Millville draft budget hits $1M milestone

Millville Town Manager Deborah Botchie announced at the Tuesday, March 26, town council workshop meeting that the Town has reached something of a milestone: Its proposed budget for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year tops $1 million — the first time in...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:33am

Millville swears in new council members

Two current Millville Town Council members were sworn in for new terms on Tuesday, March 12, and a third was welcomed onto the council after being appointed to fill a vacancy.

Mayor Robert Gordon and Council Treasurer Peter Michel retained...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:53am

One of the osprey prepares the nest last spring atop Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View.

Osprey to be diverted from LB rooftop back to original home

Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff loved watching a pair of osprey raise their family atop the old building last year. But it’s time to say goodbye, and it’s for the birds’ own good.

Last spring, two ospreys built a nest...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:24am

Dr. Kevin Bristowe, M.D., of the Beebe Medical Staff, left, presents scholarship awards to Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare seniors Katherine Cessna of Millville, center-left; Renee Adams of Laurel, center; and Kylie Powell of Rehoboth Beach, center-right; along with Tracy Bell, School of Nursing program coordinator.

Cessna among Nursing Scholar scholarship recipients

The Medical Staff at Beebe Healthcare created the Nursing Scholar’s program to support the nursing education of eligible candidates in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare. Among this year’s recipients of the Medical...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:06am

Millville working toward June adoption of comp plan update

The Town of Millville’s latest update to its comprehensive plan — its blueprint for growth and development — took another step forward on Tuesday, Feb. 26 as the committee shepherding it met to fine tune some of its language.

Debbie Pfeil...

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:57am

Millville approves changes to Millville By the Sea

At its Feb. 26 workshop meeting, the Millville Town Council voted to approve changes to the road and right-of-way plats for Millville By the Sea and three sections of that community.

The issue had been tabled from the council’s Feb. 12...

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:56am

From left, Bob Suttmiller, Colin Mullen, Andrea Kohler, Christine Arancio and Mike Hunt get together at the Giant Foods in Millville as the athletes present the store managers a plaque to thank them for hiring Special Olympics athletes.

Giant recognized for supporting local Riptide athletes

Giant Foods in Millville does more than sell food — they also support local organizations, including Special Olympics.

In fact, Giant employs four of the local Sussex Riptide Special Olympics athletes — Colin Mullen, Katie Bowers, Andrea...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:39pm

Samantha Reynolds' Mermaid Galley features Eastern Shore recipes passed down to her from her grandparents, including the much-beloved Smith Island cake.

Millville’s Mermaid Galley offers fare for merfolk and more

The bright teal structure next to the Millville Town Peddler is brand new, as are the shiny appliances lining the interior of Millville’s newest eatery — the Mermaid Galley.

The food, however, is classic Eastern Shore. Crabcakes, oyster...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:23pm

Local musician and music teacher Taylor Knox visits with student Lucas Bennett during Knox’s regular Friday-night gig and open-mic at Hooked Up in Millville. Knox is also part of the local reggae-rock band Human Connection, and is now shepherding the Taylor Knox Project as that progressive-rock trio brings its original songs to local venues.

Taylor Knox fills his days, nights and local venues with music

It’s not often that a hometown musician gets to play for five hours every Friday for an audience that begins as happy-hour retirees, moves on to family dinner-timers and ends with a younger crowd of open-mic devotees. The place is Millville’s...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:22am

Millville man arrested on weapons charges after firing shot

The Delaware State Police this week arrested a Millville man after a domestic incident allegedly led to him obtain a weapon and fire a round.

According to the DSP, on Feb. 16, around 6 p.m., troopers were dispatched to Dorothy Circle near...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:11am

Millville seeks resident to fill vacant town council seat

There will be no town council election in Millville again this year, but there is an opening that will need to be filled, as Council Treasurer Susan Brewer is stepping down from her seat on the council.

The Town received only two candidate...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:57pm

Bishop’s Landing dumpster plan gets tabled for now

In Millville, one man’s trash is another man’s… trash.

And it turns out, no one wants it in their back yard, or anywhere near their front- or side-yard, either.

A public hearing on a move to change the permitted location of trash...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:45pm

Spring passport fairs planned in Ocean View

“Our customers asked for it, so we are accommodating them!” said Postmaster Mike Behringer of the Ocean View/Millville Post Office this week in announcing another local passport fair.

“Many families with school aged children are finding it...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:32am

The Millville Boardwalk site plan, as proposed by Michael McCarthy, includes mini-golf and more.

Beach-themed mini-golf, ice cream shop planned at Millville Boardwalk

A proposed miniature-golf course and entertainment complex in Millville moved closer to reality on Friday, Feb. 1, when Millville’s Planning & Zoning Committee recommended that the town council approve the project’s preliminary site plan....

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:12pm

Comedy ventriloquist to open Dickens’ 10th season

Those looking to something fun and different this Valentine’s Day weekend may want to consider bringing their loved-one to Dickens Parlour Theatre — but be careful, the theater’s management warned, as “Mr. Goodwood has an eye for the ladies!”...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am

Coldwell Banker Vacations moves to new location

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, Coldwell Banker Vacations celebrated the opening of its new office space by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. The Coldwell Banker Vacations Bethany rental office is now located...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:26am

Candidates can file for three seats in Millville election

Anyone interested in serving on the Millville Town Council has about a week left to apply for one of three spots open in the next townwide election.

Three seats, each with two-year terms, are up for election this year. The terms will run...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:36am

Outdoorsman Marketplace

The Millville fire hall was the place to be on Saturday, Jan. 12, as they hosted their inaugural Outdoorsman Marketplace.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:08am

Millville re-expands Planning & Zoning Commission

In an 18-minute meeting, the Millville Town Council on Tuesday, Jan. 8, approved two ordinance changes and a number of revisions to the Town’s budget for the 2019 fiscal year.

The first ordinance amends the town code, expanding Millville’s...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:56pm

MVFC to host Outdoorsman Marketplace on Jan. 12

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will host its inaugural Outdoorsman Marketplace on Jan. 12, to help raise money for a new fire hall.

The “outdoorsman” show will take place inside the fire hall, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan....

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:50pm

District to host major capital improvement, expense referendum

The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement and current expense referendum on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:53pm

Michael Bednarcik prepares a grip for a club at his shop in Millville.

New custom golf club shop opens in Millville

Golfers looking for a way to improve their game with a custom club can now find that locally in Millville, thanks to a new shop that opened recently.

Custom Clubs of Frederick at Bethany Beach is owned and operated by Michael Bednarcik. It...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:42am

Millville VFC to host outdoorsman show

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company is set to bring the outdoors inside for its first of what they hope will become an annual event — the Outdoorsman Marketplace show, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the fire hall....

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:20am

Millville group seeks volunteers to help with projects

Pat Moulder, chairperson for the Millville Volunteer Group, stood up at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, Millville Town Council meeting and started down a list that makes the Twelve Days of Christmas look like a fortune cookie.

“I just want the...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:09pm

Millville considering return to full planning commission

The Millville Town Council at its Tuesday, Dec. 11, regular meeting moved a bit closer to bringing back a five-member planning commission, after three years with a smaller planning committee.

The Town made the move to a smaller committee...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:04pm

Holiday Market to benefit Ronald McDonald House

Millville Town Hall and its next-door neighbor, Millville United Methodist Church, will transform into a holiday shopping hub on Saturday, Dec. 8, during the sixth annual Holiday Market.

The market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:49pm

Danita Robinson’s song about Corolla, N.C., is now being used to promote that area

Local woman signs contract for song about N.C. beach town

Danita Robinson is a licensed massage therapist by profession, but she says music is her own personal therapy.

“Music,” Robinson said, “is an inlet, and it’s also an outlet. You can bring music into yourself, therapeutically. You can bring...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:24pm

Children can ‘Mingle with Kringle’ on Dec. 8

Kids can meet Santa Claus and celebrate the season at the “Mingle with Kringle” event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. They can even wear pajamas for holiday festivities, including photos and a light breakfast with Santa, plus games and...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

Millville holiday lighting set to get less... mystifying

Last year, the Town of Millville’s first-ever holiday lights along Route 26 left some people saying, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christm… What the heck are those?”

Town Manager Debbie Botchie admitted that the lights were a little,...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:42pm

Millville sets parameters for commercial corridors

The Millville Town Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting passed a measure that sets parameters for “small-scale commercial” development along its commercial corridors on Route 26 and Route 17.

The measure passed 4-0, with Council Vice...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:49pm

Millville survey finds growth in younger, active populations

Millville residents in an informational session on Oct. 30 got a look at the results of a survey that had asked them to look at what they like about their town, what they don’t like and what they would like to see improved.

About 30...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:33pm

Breaking ground at Beebe Healthcare’s new South Coastal Campus on Route 17 in Millville on Thursday, Nov. 1, are, from left: Vanessa Megee, I Believe in Beebe Campaign co-chair, Beebe Medical Foundation; Terry Megee, I Believe in Beebe Campaign co-chair, Beebe Medical Foundation; Judy Aliquo, president and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; Dave Herbert, chairman of the Board, Beebe Healthcare; Nicholas Perchiniak, M.D., Beebe Emergency Department; Jeffrey M. Fried, president/CEO, Beebe Healthcare; Barry Hamp,

Beebe breaks ground for South Coastal Campus

As anyone who has driven along Route 17 in Millville in the past week has undoubtedly noticed, work has begun at Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Campus, which will house an emergency department and cancer center.

Beebe officials held a...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:09pm

Millville officials look at ‘small-scale’ shopping areas in town

Millville Town Council made a move at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, workshop meeting toward changing its zoning code to set perameters for “small scale” shopping areas.

The council discussed a draft ordinance that would amend the Town’s zoning...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:27pm

Millville grants final approvals for Beebe expansion

Beebe Healthcare’s proposed South Coastal Campus Emergency Department and Cancer Center got a final nod from the Millville Town Council this week.

Although the final site plan approved by the town council at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:36pm

Rae Tribbet prepares to paint a perfectly puny pumpkin... or perhaps pepper it with paste and paper... either way, this little lady is about to decorate a gourd.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:52am

A rendition of the future park planned for Millville, the spot of this year’s Great Pumpkin Festival.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Festival, Charlie Brown!

There are a few things that are different about Millville’s Great Pumpkin Festival this year.

First, there’s no rain in the forecast, which means the festival will (fingers crossed) actually be held this year, rather than canceled due to...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:19pm

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