Millville


Longtime Millville councilman Droney dies at 74

Thomas Jack “Tim” Droney, 74, of Millville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 9, after a brief illness. Droney, a regular presence in the town of Millville, had served on the town council for more than 20 years and was a Board of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:01pm

Longtime Millville councilman Droney dies at 74

Thomas Jack “Tim” Droney, 74, of Millville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 9, after a brief illness. Droney, a regular presence in the town of Millville, had served on the town council for more than 20 years and was a Board of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:01pm

Dickens Parlour Theatre offering more than magic

Starting this month, Dickens Parlour Theatre will be offering a concert series during the off-season months.

“We have made diversions into these areas in the past,” said Rich Bloch, owner of the theater. “We did an off-Broadway show last...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:22pm

Dickens Parlour Theatre offering more than magic

Starting this month, Dickens Parlour Theatre will be offering a concert series during the off-season months.

“We have made diversions into these areas in the past,” said Rich Bloch, owner of the theater. “We did an off-Broadway show last...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:22pm

Summer's bounty transitions to fall farm favorites

Although summer is gradually fading into September, back-to-school days and the beginning of fall still offer plenty of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

“Each season brings something new to Delaware’s dinner tables,” said...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:47pm

Summer's bounty transitions to fall farm favorites

Although summer is gradually fading into September, back-to-school days and the beginning of fall still offer plenty of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

“Each season brings something new to Delaware’s dinner tables,” said...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:47pm

Millville to add Dollar General, new traffic light

Millville will be looking quite different soon, with a Dollar General to be located off of Route 26.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Millville Town Council approved Dollar General’s final site plan. The property will be located on Atlantic...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:20am

Millville continues to be desirable spot for business

Millville just continues to move forward.

Despite a slumping economy that has hurt nearly every corner of the nation, from governments down to residents, the Town of Millville consistently has seen itself grow — from crafting new...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:29am

Millville aims for 'happy medium' on signage compliance

Millville Town Council heard and saw firsthand about the town’s issue with non-conforming signage at a lengthy workshop last week that included a PowerPoint presentation showing pictures of how many of the signs in the town do not conform to...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:28pm

Resident takes on bike safety issues

Ocean View bicyclists, beware!

Special to the Coastal Point • George Walter
This bike lane on Central Avenue abruptly ends, with an arrow implying the lane continues on. This is just one of several concerns for bicyclists in the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:29pm

Millville's DelDOT feud gets resolved

This week the town of Millville reached a resolution with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), regarding an agreement for the Town to donate Town-owned right-of-way interests necessary to the Route 26 improvements project.

“...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:29am

Special Development District tax draws crowd to Millville

Normally quiet Millville residents, who number an average of three or four for a typical council meeting each month, came out in droves at their town council workshop this week to voice their opposition to a Special Development District (SDD) tax...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:04am

Beebe works to grown list of insurers for walk-in clinic

Switching from a seasonal emergency room to a year-round non-emergency walk-in healthcare center has not been without some bumps in the road at Beebe Medical Center’s new walk-in facility in Millville.

The switch means the center is looked...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:33am

DelDOT assembling working group for Route 26 project

Construction on Route 26 is unlikely to begin until spring of 2013 at the earliest, but DelDOT is already starting public outreach. Select community members along Atlantic Avenue have received invitations to join the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:30am

Millville council approves revised plan for Bishop’s Landing

The Millville Town Council voted this week to approve the final site plan for Bishop’s Landing (formerly known as Barrington Park), for Dove Barrington Development LLC. Steve Marsh, an engineer with GMB of Salisbury, Md., spoke on behalf of...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:17am

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:15am

Black Pearl hits the high seas in Fenwick Island and surrounding towns

Captain Jack Sparrow may have been the one who first introduced us to the Black Pearl on the high seas, but Bill Fox has brought his own Black Pearl to the streets of Fenwick Island. The customized mini-school bus has been decked out to resemble...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:57am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Beebe officials address concerns about emergency services

About 50 people attended an information session hosted by state Rep. Gerald Hocker and Sen. George Bunting this week to answer any questions people had about Beebe Medical Center’s new walk-in center in Millville, and the fact that there will no...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:46am

MVFC makes appeal for enhanced funding from Millville

The Town of Millville heard from Millville Volunteer Fire Company President Greg Tietmeyer, and Public Information Officer Bob Powell at their meeting this week, regarding the Town of Millville’s donations to the fire company. The men were...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:15am

County approves borrow pit in Clarksville amid dissent

The Sussex County Council this week approved a conditional use for a borrow pit east of Irons Lane Road and north of Old Mill Road in the Clarksville/Millville area, on a vote of 3-2, with council members George Cole and Joan Deaver dissenting....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:12am

Kent joins Millville Town Council

Millville resident Harry Kent recently took a new position on the Millville Town Council. Kent and his wife, Linda, moved to Millville a year ago from Washington Township, N.J.

Kent

“We had a place in Cape May County, so we used to...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 5:35am

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

MVFC thankful for grants but still needing more donations

This past March, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company received a grant of $58,800 from the Ocean View Town Council through their Emergency Services Enhancement Funding program, for the purchase of new air packs.

“For an air pack, it’s...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 8:03am

Kent replaces late Richard Thomas on Millville town council

Millville resident Harry Kent recently took a new position on the Millville Town Council. Kent and his wife, Linda, moved to Millville a year ago from Washington Township, N.J.

“We had a place in Cape May County, so we used to come down to...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:30am

Got an emergency?

Emergencies are out, but walk-ins are welcome at Beebe’s new Walk-in Care Center in Millville. Formerly a seasonal Beebe emergency center, the walk-in center will now only provide immediate care for non-emergencies, particularly when primary care...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:38pm

Millville continues looking at real estate centers, signage

Temporary residential real estate centers and signs will be discussed again at the Millville Town Council’s June council meeting and workshop, respectively. Both subjects have been discussed at length in recent months, but decisions have yet to...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:47pm

Postal Service consolidation plans expected to have minimal local impact

While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
The Dagsboro post cut...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:55am

Outside dining at Perucci’s gets nod from Millville P&Z

The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission this week recommended approving outdoor seating for Perucci’s Classic Italian Restaurant, paving the way for patrons to sit outside in front of the little brick building located alongside Atlantic...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:48am

MVFC chicken-dinner fundraisers kick off on Saturday

A tasty tradition will be returning to Millville this weekend, when the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s annual chicken dinner fundraisers kick off Saturday with the first of four such events.

“I got into the fire company in 1980, and...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:04am

DSP offers community safety tips at MillVols meeting

Delaware State Police Master Cpl. and Community Liaison Jorge Camacho spoke to the Millville Volunteers last week regarding community safety.

Camacho noted that in recent years Sussex County has experienced a population growth, with a rise...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:56am

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

Fifth Annual Millville Artisans Fair gears up for holiday weekend

With pleasant conditions expected for this Memorial Day weekend, the South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter is hoping for another successful turnout for the Millville Fire Hall on Saturday, as they host the Fifth Annual Artisans Fair on May 26, from...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:02am

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

Christians can get in the spirit at Mariner’s Bethel concert

In an event that is promised to be more than just a concert, this weekend, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host a musical worship experience with the band 2nd Sunday. Audiences can enjoy original 2nd Sunday music, as well as...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 3:19pm

Millville council tables action on allowing temporary sales centers

After a public hearing held at their May council meeting, the Millville Town Council tabled discussion on a proposed amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance, Article X – “Conditional Uses,” until their May 22 workshop, with possible action in...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:09am

The Dirt -- A 25-year passion for all things chlorophyll

This week marks my 25th anniversary at Lord’s Landscaping. Not bad for what was supposed to be a two-week job. Sometimes life just pushes you where you’re supposed to be.

Coastal Point • Bob Bertram
Ginger Hogan celebrates 25 years...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:21am

Night of Magic to benefit BBVFC

If you’re looking for a fun family night out that will also help support the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, consider a family night of magic at Dickens Parlour Theatre.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Richard Bloch will perform at a...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:15am

MillVols to sponsor May 16 community safety talk

The Millville Volunteers, a citizen volunteer group made up of residents from surrounding communities, is offering local residents the chance to learn more about community safety.

“We have a Neighborhood Watch car in Millville, and we’re...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:54am

Millville to hold bi-annual business breakfast on May 10

The Town of Millville will hold its bi-annual Businessperson’s Breakfast on Thursday, May 10, at 8 a.m. at town hall.

“It was developed to get all of our business owners together to talk about their concerns with the town, about tourism,”...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:50am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of changes to project

Millville Planning & Zoning commissioners last week recommended approval for a revision to the master plan for the Millville by the Sea master-planned community.

Town engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS explained that, since the 20 acres...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:54am

Millville councilman, volunteer firefighter passes away

Millville Town Councilman Richard Thomas, 81, passed away last week. Thomas, who died on April 13 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., had been actively involved in town activities and functions, from serving on council and as...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:02am

Local playwright, dinner-theater on tap at Dickens Parlour

Dickens Parlour Theatre is adding dinner theater to its repertoire of productions. May 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m., the Ocean Pines Players will perform a dinner-theater production of “The Summer of Our Discontent,” written by local Bethany Beach...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:40am

Millville Artisans Fair returning for fifth year on Memorial Day weekend

The South Coastal Delaware AARP chapter will put on the Fifth Annual Artisans Fair at the Millville Fire Hall on Memorial Day weekend this year. On Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., 40 artists and crafters throughout the Delmarva region...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:52am

Millville council adopts volunteer policy manual, budget

Millville Town Council members approved the policy manual for the Millville Volunteer Group at this month’s council meeting, with no further discussion. They had discussed the draft policy and procedure manual at length at their March workshop....

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:53am

Personal treasures can aid animals through antiques appraisal fundraiser

That old family heirloom could turn out to be a valuable treasure at the annual Lavender and Lace antiques appraisal show on Saturday, April 7.

For just a few dollars, people can bring items to be appraised at the fundraiser, which...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:50am

Local home-repair mission being supported by Zumbathon fundraiser

On the third Friday of every month through June, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be holding a Zumbathon to help raise money for the church’s upcoming First State Work Camp.

Coastal Point • Shaun Lambert
Mariner’s Bethel...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:18am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Millville discusses Vols' manual, additional budget at workshop

The Millville Town Council will head into April’s regular meeting with a full plate to vote on after discussing several items at a workshop this week.

The council went through a draft of a policy manual for the Millville Volunteer Group....

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:10am