Millville


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

Millville by the Sea inching to groundbreaking

Millville town council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the final site plan review of Phase I of the Millville by the Sea development, which, when finished, will add 2,495 homes to the town on a 606-acre plot on Route 17.

Al Ruble...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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 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