Millville


Millville accustoms itself to budgetary planning

While Ocean View has been working on its fiscal year 2007 budget since the fall, neighboring Millville just started the unfamiliar process this week. In a Tuesday workshop, a committee made up of mostly council members discussed the budget, which...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Toomey leaves, hopes for town involvement

In his time on Millville’s town council, Cliff Toomey has noticed something that has continually bothered him. At the council meetings and town workshops on proposed developments and ordinances, the appropriate town officials attend, along with...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

County approves Millville sewer financing bond

Sussex County Council authorized a $16 million bond issue to pay for the Millville Area Expansion to the Bethany Beach Sanitary Sewer District at the Feb. 14 council meeting.

It’s been a long, long time coming, but sewer is finally on the...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville Centennial plans moving forward and on course

Talk of the town’s May 20 Centennial Celebration dominated Millville’s surprisingly short — about 25-minutes — town council meeting on Tuesday at Town Hall.
Kami Banks spoke on behalf of the committee planning the event, saying that the...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beckman joins the fray

From his time in Tucson, Ariz., to life in Montgomery County, Md., Millville resident William L. Beckman was a career educator. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in elementary education and his master’s degree...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Family center highlights Millville project

Although Bob Harris — a representative from the Millville Group, the development company handling the Millville by the Sea project — noted the community’s family center was still in the preliminary-preliminary stage of planning, he said he had a...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bennett takes open seat on Millville Town Council

Joan Bennett knows a little bit about local government.
The East Lime, Conn., native earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in the same subject from South Connecticut State...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Traffic concerns at center of workshop

Kyle Gulbronson, Millville’s land planner, has concerns about development in the town.
Mostly, he’s concerned that local developers are more worried about building individual developments rather than looking at the big picture — a problem...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Quiznos coming to Millville soon

By this summer, people stuck in traffic on Route 26 in Millville will have another place to stop and get something quick to eat.

Sometime in mid- to late-April, Quiznos, which is known for its toasted subs, will open in the new Millville...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bank gets go-ahead from Millville council

There will soon be another new bank gracing Millville’s burgeoning financial district, if all goes according to plan.

Millville Town Council unanimously granted approval for a lot-combining and rezoning request from Artisan’s Bank at their...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville tackles zoning request, possible ARB

At their Jan. 10 meeting, Millville Town Council members unanimously approved, 5-0, a change of zoning request from Jon and Wendy Binnix. The couple said they were requesting the change of zoning from residential to commercial for their property...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Check-forgery suspect nabbed at store

Local business owners will likely breathe easier this week, with Millville-area resident Dean R. Mitchell behind bars.

Millsboro police ended his alleged spree of check thefts and forgeries on Tuesday, Jan. 3. According to Police Chief...

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville gets early look at megaplex

Representatives from the Millville Group LLC stopped by town hall on Jan. 3 to share some of their nascent plans for the huge Millville by the Sea master planned community (MPC) with town council.

Millville Group principals Bob Harris and...

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 7:00pm

Millville deals with future, past

It’s a juggling act for officials of many small towns along Delmarva in recent years — balance the burgeoning growth and subsequent administrative needs with doing everything possible to maintain the small-town feel that residents have come to...

Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 7:00pm

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville by the sea one step closer

The Millville Town Council has given the second of three required approvals for the Millville by the Sea development (formerly named Millville Township).

Council members at their Oct. 11 meeting granted unanimous approval for the more...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville invests in future police department

Millville Town Council members looked into the future at their Oct. 11 meeting and decided that they should take a positive step toward the eventual formation of a police department in the town.

Mayor Gary Willey reported that he had met...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

LB students might see delayed move

Lord Baltimore Elementary School Students have taken up residence at the recently renamed John M. Clayton School (JMC) this year, while construction crews complete an extensive renovation project at Lord Baltimore.

Those students are...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Event raises thousands for hurricane relief

Hundreds of local businesses came together in the last few weeks to raise funds for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Coastal Point • DARIN J. MCCANN:
Michelle Parrill, left, and Crystal Layton, right, present a check...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Clothing businesses share a space in Millville

The 66-year-old J. Wilgus Dry Cleaning company has opened a new pick-up and drop-off location at the Shops of Millville (on Route 26), and embroiderers Precision Sportswear will be sharing the Wilgus storefront.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville approves real estate offices on Route 26

Millville Town Council held another relatively succinct council meeting on Sept. 13, sans Mayor Gary Willey (out for surgery, but recovering nicely, according to Council Member Gerry Hocker).

Hocker said they’d approved two changes of zone...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fat Tuna plans to raise funds for Gulf states

Restaurateur Michelle Parrill of Fat Tuna Grill and radio exec Crystal Layton of FM-106.9, “The X,” will hold a charity auction at Fat Tuna on Saturday, Sept. 17, to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“That was supposed to be our ‘...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Hocker draws a good crowd for coffee

Hocker’s Deli — not the place one might expect to find a rather substantial public meeting, but more than 30 area residents turned out for an Aug. 31 meet-your-legislator forum, hosted by Rep. Gerald Hocker (38th District).
Coastal Point •...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville hires town manager

Millville Town Council announced an addition to staff at the Aug. 9 council meeting — Linda Collins, presently administrative assistant for the town of South Bethany, will become Millville’s new town manager on Aug. 29.

Mayor Gary Willey...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bringing people together

Al Casapulla’s Subs, Steaks & Pizza is well known for its award-winning sandwiches and other ambrosial Italian fare. But on Monday nights, the Millville deli adopts the flavor of Eastern Europe.
Coastal Point • JOSH MILLER:
Al...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

USPS discusses post office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) held a meeting Thursday, June 16, to discuss the new post office scheduled to be built in the Ocean View/Millville area.

Primarily, it was held to open communication with the public and make sure...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Pops for "Pops" held at Bear Trap Dunes

It might seem easy, but beneath that surface many would consider the feat impossible.
The easy part: On Friday, June 10, Patrick Rummerfiled got in a race car and drove himself and passenger Josh Basile, 19, around car racing’s “Monster...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Willey gets project passed

A proposal to develop a property owned by Millville Mayor Gary Willey deadlocked the monthly town council meeting Tuesday night for more than 90 minutes. The request eventually won final approval by a 3-1 margin.

“Everything is within code...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville shop covers all the bases

Twenty years come September, and the Miller’s Creek shop, or shops, rather, are still plugging along, under the same ownership and offering, in many cases, the same merchandise.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Debby Evans confers with...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Post office to discuss expansion

U.S. Postal Service officials will hold a public forum on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the planning of a new, expanded Ocean View-Millville-Clarksville post office. The meeting will be at the Millville firehouse and start at 6:30 p.m.

The...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville ER opens for the summer

The Millville Emergency Center, a Beebe emergency department satellite, will open for 24-hour-a-day service on Saturday, May 28. Beebe’s Sharon Harmon said they’d extended their season a bit last year, but found the move unsustainable and would...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tropical hardwood lands in Millville

Certified environmentally conscious, and then shipped straight from the rainforest, Brazilian Ipe (EE-pay) and Jatoba (jah-TOW-bah) are now available for area porches and decks.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Diane Comolli shows off some...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Coastal Library receives grant

The South Coastal Library is one of 500 libraries selected nationally to receive the We the People “Freedom” Bookshelf. This grant program presented by American Library Association in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities is...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville shop to benefit Alzheimer's study

Barbara Kenyon will celebrate her late grandmother’s birthday on Sunday, May 1, with the grand opening of her new Forget-Me-Not Shoppe in Millville.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Barbara Kenyon, in her new shop.
It will be an...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

DelDOT talks third lane in Millville

Nothing’s final until the steamrollers roll and the road stripers stripe, but it now appears the SR 26 Mainline project, slated for completion in 2010, will include a center turn lane from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville.

Delaware...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville man arrested in road-rage incident

A 57-year-old Millville resident was arrested Saturday, April 16, at approximately 6:30 p.m. after an incident at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach.

According to Pfc. Joanna Robertson, public information officer for...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Millville gets a peak at future

One set of sketches, so many questions.
Officials and representatives of Millville Township LLC presented their sketch plans to the town council and a group of eager residents during the town’s regular council meeting on Tuesday, April 12...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

84 Lumber gets denied again

Representatives of 84 Lumber presented a lengthy case for an expansion at the company’s Clarksville site before the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) on Thursday, March 10.

In doing so, they cited efforts to allay...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Millville gets first look at Home Depot

Growth in Millville continues apace, and commercial neighbors will soon accompany the proposed master-planned communities (MPCs) south of Route 26.
Millville Town Council reviewed conceptual plans for a 102,000-square-foot Home Depot at the...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Second try at expansion for 84 Lumber

Owners of the Clarksville-area location of building supply company 84 Lumber were rebuffed last year when they tried to add approximately 8 acres of land to expand the facility. County officials denied the company’s requested conditional use of...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

The 'eyes' have it in Millville

Halpern Eye Associates has relocated from their cozy offices at the corner of Route 26 and Central Avenue.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Halpern President Arthur Geary with office manager Holly Zakrociemski in the new Halpern Eye...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Hocker outlines his path to legislature

Rep. Gerald Hocker knows the 38th District — he was born and raised in Millville, and he hasn’t strayed too far over the years.
Hocker
He attended the Lord Baltimore School for all 12 years of his primary education, and that’s where he...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm