Millville


An ice sculpture is on display during last year’s Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach.

Fire & Ice Festival to expand in its third year

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & Holiday Inn Express and the Delaware Office of Tourism will present the next Annual Fire & Ice Festival on Jan. 24-26, 2020.

New this year, the festival...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:15am

Rainy Halloween forecast splits local trick-or-treat times

It’s a holiday where people freely give candy to whomever knocks on their door. As local residents prepared for Halloween 2019 this week, the Delaware State Police reminded families, drivers and those handing out treats to...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:04pm

Millville council approves comp plan update

The Millville Town Council recently approved, by unanimous vote, the 2019 update to the Town’s comprehensive plan — the blueprint municipalities use for development and related issues.

The final draft of the plan is essentially identical...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:51pm

Work beginning on New Millville Town Park project

The Whayland Co. is preparing to begin work on the new town park project in Millville.

The long-awaited project, which will include playgrounds, a fitness trail, a recreation center, pickleball courts and more, is set to open in the spring...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:46am

Electric line proposed under Whites Creek; hearing scheduled for Oct. 1

Public comments will be accepted for a few more days regarding Delmarva Power & Light’s request to install electric lines under Whites Creek.

Delmarva Power has requested a State of Delaware...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:06pm

Millville park breaks ground

Officials from the Town of Millville and the Whayland Co. break ground on the town’s new park on Tuesday, Sept. 10, setting in motion a project four years in the making. The park, located off Dukes Drive and Route 26, will eventually include...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:17pm

Millville approves natural gas coming to town

The Millville Town Council has approved a non-exclusive agreement with Chesapeake Utilities Corp. for potential future distribution of natural and mixed gas within the town.

The agreement comes about a year after Chesapeake Utilities...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:47pm

Groundbreaking set for Millville Town Park

At long last, four years after the Town purchased property off Dukes Drive, ground will be broken for the new Millville Town Park.

The ceremonial groundbreaking is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. on the 5-acre property, according to...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:13am

Millville approves contract for long-anticipated park

Four years after the Town of Millville purchased land for a town park, the town council has approved the contract for its construction.

At its Tuesday, Aug. 27, workshop meeting, the council voted to award the contract to the Whayland...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:24pm

Maneri aims to retain Millville’s quaintness, get locals involved

Steve Maneri has one Millville Town Council meeting as mayor under his belt, but he’s still getting used to the position.

Maneri was elevated from deputy-mayor to mayor following the departure of former mayor Robert Gordon last month. In...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:37pm

Daycare employee rescues 1-year-old after fall into septic tank

The 1-year-old girl who fell into an open septic tank at Cozy Critters Child Care near Millville last week, and was rescued by a quick-acting employee, is being described as “very lucky” by the man who assisted in the rescue.

The child was...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:30pm

Parkside community receives site-plan approval in Millville

A new development with 92 single-family homes received final site-plan approval from the Millville Town Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting.

The Parkside community will be located off Windmill Drive and, as its name indicates, will be...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:13pm

Steve Maneri is Millville's new mayor.

Millville elevates Maneri to mayoral seat after Gordon departs

Millville has a new mayor. As of Tuesday, Aug. 13, former deputy mayor Steve Maneri has taken over the reins of the town’s government.

The council voted at its regular monthly meeting to elevate Maneri to the post, which became vacant with...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:07pm

Consultants: Revised Millville park plan would save Town $68K

Millville’s town park moved one step closer to completion on Tuesday, July 23, as the town council heard updated figures for the project from the contractor.

Representatives from the Whayland Company, along with consulting engineering firm...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:57am

Savings, tentative schedule set for Millville park

That Millville park appears to be getting closer to becoming a reality.

Council members on Tuesday, July 23, heard from the Whayland Company and consulting engineering firm George, Miles & Buhr regarding the park — and an estimated $68...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:08am

Millville car wash gets conditional-use approval

The Millville Town Council, at its Tuesday, July 9 meeting, approved a conditional-use application for a car wash next to the Dollar General store on Route 26.

The application, submitted by LandTech LLC on behalf of JIIS Management LLC,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm

Robert "Bob" Gordon

Gordon to depart Millville as mayor, resident

Millville Mayor Robert Gordon announced at the Tuesday, July 9, town council meeting that he will be stepping down from his position after the August council meeting.

Gordon said he will no longer be a resident of Millville, as he is...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:54pm

Dickens’ Parlour Theatre has hosted hundreds of shows over it’s10 year tenure in Millville.

Dickens Parlour Theatre marks a decade of magic and more in Millville

 

A decade ago, Rich Bloch was looking for a place to dock, metaphorically and literally.

Little did he know he would find it in Millville.

As a magician and attorney, he had lived a rather peripatetic lifestyle for years,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:01am

Nurse Sherry Daisy signs the beam at Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Health Campus on Thursday, June 13.

Beebe supporters sign beam at South Coastal Health Campus

Team members and supporters gathered at Beebe Healthcare’s new South Coastal Health Campus near Millville on June 13 to sign a portion of a beam and a wall to celebrate the forward progress of construction at the site. The beam was also taken to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:42am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of car wash

A proposed new car wash in Millville got an enthusiastic response from both those in attendance in a crowded meeting room and the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission at a meeting on Thursday, June 13.

The car wash, proposed by Imoh...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:20am

Millville proposal is intriguing, and professional

Now this is an interesting concept.

The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission heard a proposal last week regarding plans for a car wash that would be located on the south side of Route 26, between the Dollar General store and the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:05am

Dickens owner asks Millville to make theater a use-by-right

A decade after opening his 52-seat theater in Millville, Dickens Parlour Theatre owner Rich Bloch has asked the Town of Millville to add theaters to its list of permitted uses on commercially-zoned properties. Bloch, a Washington, D.C.-based...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:45pm

Millville comprehensive plan update nears completion

The Millville Town Council received a report on its comprehensive plan at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting — one of the final steps in the process of updating the plan, which is a blueprint for development for the town. State law requires towns to...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:42pm

Long & Foster to hold dine-and-donate to benefit Fisher House

Long & Foster’s Bethany Beach office will participate in the company’s Community Service Day by hosting a dine-and-donate event and silent auction, to benefit the Fisher House in Dover. The event will take place at Hooked Up restaurant in...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:35am

Assisted-living facility, apartment complex proposed in Millville

Millville’s Planning & Zoning Commission, at its Thursday, May 24, meeting, heard about the concept site plan for a 216-unit apartment complex and a 220,000-square-foot assisted-living facility next to Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal campus...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:36pm

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, May 23, 2019 - 9:50am

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