Millville


Pet Shop fish killed by vandals

When Willia Peoples, owner of the Millville Pet Stop, arrived at work on Friday, she was not filled with the cheer that normally comes with an impending three-day holiday weekend. Vandals had poured detergent into the outdoor man-made pond that...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville approves 114-townhome plan

Millville Town Council members on Dec. 12 gave their unanimous approval to the preliminary plan for Windhurst Manor, a 114-townhome subdivision on 24.5 acres off the west side of Windmill Drive. The “Martin-Howard” property was annexed into the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville house-moving ban reconsidered

Millville Town Council members met with town planning firm URS again on Nov. 30, for another in its series of full reviews of draft ordinances for the town. URS’s Kyle Gulbronson brought a full slate of supplemental ordinances for the council...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville man dies in Route 1 accident

A 33-year-old Millville resident died Monday from injuries resulting from a morning accident on southbound Route 1 between Dewey and Bethany Beach.

Delaware State Police said that James Beauchamp was driving south at an excessive rate of...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bear Trap brings back popular home tour

Village of Bear Trap Dunes’ home owners are looking beyond this holiday week toward the coming holiday season, and are again decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees and décor, as part of plans to host the fourth Bear Trap-sponsored...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tour giving thanks for local artists

This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the 12th annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), when 15 of the top artists and crafters in the state open their studios to the public.

The free tour runs this Friday, Nov. 24, and...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville establishes annexation fee

For those near-Millville residents who’ve tired of explaining that they live “out in the county,” between points A and B — bad news. It will now cost $750 to be considered for townieship.

Millville town council unanimously established the...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Super Giant selling generic drugs for $3.99

Local and statewide residents can now save money on generic drug costs. Almost mirroring a Wal-Mart plan launched in Tampa, Fla. almost two months ago, Giant is using its Super Giant Delaware stores as a test for a $3.99 generic drug plan.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beebe opens Millville walk-in center

Locals who get sick or suffer a minor injury over the weekend now have somewhere to go. Starting Nov. 3, the Beebe Weekend Walk-In Medical Center in Millville is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday’s and Saturday’s and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville commences in-depth zoning overhaul

Millville officials sat down Nov. 8 for the first in a series of marathon discussions about the town’s zoning ordinances, beginning a page-by-page review of a draft ordinance from consulting planner Kyle Gulbronson of URS.

While the review...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

St. George's celebrates 190th anniversary

More than 200 people packed the pews of St. George’s United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 22, to celebrate the 190th year anniversary of the ministry. The real joy for those at the event was not only in gathering together past and...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville begins ordinance updates

Millville officials are facing booming development; out-of-date, boilerplate ordinances; and increasingly intense scrutiny as the town annexes surrounding areas and becomes home to thousands of new residents. But they’re not sitting idly by and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville council bans house moves

The Millville Town Council at their Oct. 10 meeting unanimously approved a resolution banning the moving of homes within the town. Deputy Mayor Joan Bennett proposed the resolution as a stop-gap measure pending the town approving a permanent...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Home Depot plans start this week

At the Sept. 12 Millville Town Council meeting, Interim Mayor Tim Droney fielded questions about the controversial Home Depot planned for the edge of the town, next to unincorporated Townsend Acres.

He clarified that no permits for the...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Minyon named to Millville Town Council

With the recent retirement of Mayor Gary Willey, Millville Town Council members had some decisions to make at their Sept. 12 meeting. The first was the selection of a new council member to fill his seat. The second was which of them should serve...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Passed amendment allows Millville impact fee

In a special session last week scheduled to appoint judges, Sen. George Bunting (D-20th) and the state senate passed an amendment to Millville’s charter, allowing the town to implement impact fees.

Bunting said earlier this week that the...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.

Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber wins national award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.

The ACCE hands out awards for...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hurricane preparation key

A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hallmark to open this week

Boxes still line the store. Some glass stands are already filled with merchandise. Others sit empty. But in the next week, the boxes will be gone and the shelves will be stocked in the only Hallmark Gold Crown store in coastal Delaware south of...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Home Depot plan stirs talks of boycott

A group of Clarksville residents is about to get some new neighbors.

They’ve accepted the idea that nearly 500 homes will be built in the planned Dove Landing community just inside the corporate limits of Millville. But they’d rather Home...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Rec and cultural facility should attract all

Not one of the nearly 15 neighbors who attended Millville’s special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1 regarding the proposed recreation center within the Millville by the Sea project complained about the size of the 56,000-square-foot building. No one...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Trendz salon opens

Vacationers looking for bad-hair-day remedies or just a little relaxation can look no further than Trendz, a Millville salon that opened five weeks ago by owner Kimberlee Cullen.

Coastal Point • SUSAN ARGO
Trendz owner Kimberlee...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Local restaurateur helping Beebe intitiative

A couple months ago, Michelle Parrill, a part-owner of Millville’s Fat Tuna Grill, read an article about Beebe Medical Center buying land in Clarksville and asking for money to help fund the proposed full-services medical facility.

After...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millivlle fire company to add substation

A Sussex County Council decision unanimously rendered Tuesday should allow for quicker response times for the Millville fire company. Council voted 5-0 after a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to grant a conditional use to the company, allowing...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Snap shot

“I’ve been doing it most of my life,” shared Millville’s Diane Bennett about her artwork, which includes painting, basket-weaving and photography. “The kids used to steal my stuff from art class, so I figured I was pretty good — although I didn’t...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Guest column

Stopped at the light in Millville recently, I noticed the Volvo in front of me sported a bumper sticker that read “I’d Rather Be Sailing.”

I figured the driver didn’t sail his boat around here in Coastal Delaware, since he had Maryland...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville couple hits pair of milestones

Jacqueline and Noble Simpson of Millville recently held a “60-80 Celebration Party,” in commemoration of their 60th wedding anniversary and Noble Simpson’s 80th birthday.

Coastal Point • SUBMITTED:
Jacqueline and Noble Simpson...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Willey resigns on 'high note'

Millville Mayor Gary Willey publicly announced on Tuesday that he will resign his mayoral post on Sept. 1 after building a home with plans to move outside of town. Willey said that he and his family plan to move into the home — which only sits...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charter amendment stalls town impact fee

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company will have to wait at least until January for help from the town of Millville. A charter amendment needed to implement an impact fee to assist the fire company passed the State House but did not pass the Senate...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fire company petitions Ocean View for help

About a month after asking the Town of Millville for support, Millville Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief Graig Temple asked Ocean View’s town council on Tuesday to consider implementing an impact fee for the company, which is overwhelmed by...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fractured Prune coming to Millville

When people visit the Fractured Prune doughnut shop in Rehoboth Beach for the first time, they receive a free O.C. Sand, the shop’s most popular doughnut.

Coastal Point • JONATHAN STARKEY
Dennis Williams and Jeff Ganz, owners of...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Taste the coast

For the price of a single meal at some local restaurants, area residents and visitors will be able to sample a wide variety of food and drinks and listen to jazz music on Sunday, at an event that is becoming an early-summer staple in the Bethany...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Beebe reopens its Millville doors

For the 23rd year, the Beebe Emergency Medical Center in Millville will open to serve the local and transplant population during the busy summer season. After opening at 7 a.m. tomorrow, the Center will remain open seven days a week, 24 hours a...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville Centennial kicks off with a parade

Since January, the seven-member Millville Centennial Committee has been planning to celebrate the town’s 100th birthday. And after months of making calls, accepting supporting donations and convincing the appropriate organizations to shut down...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville approves final schematics

On Tuesday, Millville town officials approved the last set of schematic plans for Millville by the Sea. Before this week, Commercial B — the downtown area of the 606-acre development — was the only phase of the master planned community that didn’...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View-area salvage operation sparks fire

Members of the Millville and Roxana volunteer fire departments responded April 25 to a noontime fire at a salvage facility on Substation Road near Central Avenue, just outside Ocean View.

Special to the Coastal Point • SHAUN LAMBERT...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

New Giant lives up to its 'Super' name

When the Giant superstore opened on Atlantic Avenue in Millville yesterday, it was not just new to Millville residents. Millville’s Super Giant – based on its sister company’s super Stop and Shop stores – opened as a prototype for all new Giant...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

New Wachovia bank branch to open in Millville

For months, and maybe years, local Wachovia Bank-faithful customers have trekked – sometimes through dreadful summer traffic – to do their banking. But those customers don’t have to make the trek anymore.

A Wachovia branch opened in the...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Car collides with four-wheeler on Omar Road

A verbal altercation between two Clarksville-area teenagers on a four-wheeler and two Clarksville-area farmers fed up with crop damage turned into a physical altercation on April 13, as 77-year-old Merrill Gray’s car collided with an ATV driven...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Schmidt joins Millville's Halpern team of optometrists

Anyone in the Millville area who needs some options for help with eye problems is in luck. There is a new optometrist at Halpern Eye Associates on Atlantic Avenue in Millville.

After graduating from the Southern School for Optometry in...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville approves unfamiliarly large budget

Expenses and revenues generated through development looming in the town of Millville more than quadrupled the town’s budget in one year. After approving some $65,000 in the 2006 fiscal-year budget last year, town council voted unanimously on...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Banks robbed-suspects nabbed

Just after noon on Tuesday, two men allegedly robbed the Wilmington Trust and First Shore Federal Banks in Millville using handguns.
Special to the Coastal Point • RICHARD O'LEARY:
A Delaware State Police chopper searches for the...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville changes its application process

At a Tuesday council meeting, Millville officials addressed some issues with their subdivision application process and amended the ordinance. Previously, the town charged developers an application fee based on the number of lots on a subdivision...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville by the Sea presents Main Street plan in workshop

Imagine sitting on the grass at an outdoor pavilion, watching a jazz concert. Imagine sitting at a corner café, having coffee. Now imagine doing both of those things in Millville.

In a presentation to Millville officials at an April 4...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Millville considers county numbering

In modern-day Millville, development seems to affect everything. One week after Ocean View held a public hearing to consider the adoption of Sussex County’s 911 five-digit house-numbering system, on April 4, Millville officials plan to do the...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Old Mill Road to be closed through May

Sussex County engineers have presented a timeline for ongoing sewer work along Old Mill Road, north of Millville. Last week, they warned local residents to expect a detour to Clubhouse Road at least until the end of May.

As county...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville considers adopting impact fee

Millville’s town council announced while working on its 2007 fiscal-year budget recently that it will consider implementing an impact fee. The fee would accompany building permits for additions and new construction, to help pay for services in...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville mayor gets land deal approved

Millville Mayor Gary Willey says that after 24 years on the town council he’s about ready to take a break and settle down to live quietly for a while in his new home — just outside the town’s limits. Willey said Saturday that he wasn’t prepared...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beebe buys land in Clarksville

Beebe Medical Center’s long-time emergency services location in Millville may be moving a few miles westward, expanding and staying open year-round, at least as a walk-in clinic. Unable to provide off-season services at the existing, and...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm