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

Millville United Methodist Church to host Living Last Supper

“When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.’” – John 13:21

Coastal Point • Shaun Lambert
The Millville United Methodist Church poses for...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:22am

Millville discusses improvements to addition, budget

Millville Town Council members last week considered a bid for installation of a wheelchair stair lift at town hall that would provide access for the wheelchair-bound to the second floor of the renovated town hall.

The only bid received was...

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:43am

Millville to consider allowing trailer as sales office

The Millville Town Council last week heard from representatives of Beazer Homes and George Miles & Burh LLC (GMB) about their request to construct a trailer-type modular sales office in town. Steve Marsh of GMB noted that “trailers” are not...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:17am

Bloch nominated for Stage Magician of the Year award

The Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, the operating arm of the Magic Castle, has announced that Rich Bloch of Millville’s Dickens Parlour Theatre, is one of five nominees for 2012 Stage Magician of the Year.

The winner will be...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:08am

After succesful rescue, fire highlights importance of smoke alarms

Last Tuesday, Feb. 14, Millville Volunteer Fire Company member Elaine Downing was driving into work a little after 6 in the morning when she passed by Elva Bennett’s residence on Atlantic Avenue.

“I saw her front window open, and I knew...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:50am

Millville council gives the go-ahead for Thursday farmers' market

Millville will join the list of area towns that will have a farmers’ market this summer, with the Millville market set to take place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The town council has discussed the idea for the past few months and this week...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 6:00am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Millville tables notion of police study

The Millville Town Council this week “shelved” the idea of having a police study conducted. In March 2011, the council had approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), to help determine...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:24am

Farmer's market discussions continue in Millville

Millville Town Council members continued to discuss farmers’ markets at a workshop this week. David Smith of the Department of Agriculture came to talk to council members and answer questions they had about the proposed market at town hall.


Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:39am

Millville considering additional studies on need for police department

The Millville Town Council this week returned to discussion of a town police study. In March 2011, the town council had approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), to help determine the...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:08am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Armed robberies continue at local businesses

An isolated robbery at Fox’s Pizza Den in Millville has snowballed into a string of robberies as Holt’s Liquors and Pomeroy’s, Inc., were hit within the last week.

Holt’s Liquors

Another armed robbery occurred at Holt’s Liquors on...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:55pm

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
Police said that, about 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 23, a black man entered Holts Liquors located on Atlantic Avenue...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:30am

Millville aims to have DelDOT right- of-way deal nullified

Last week, the Town of Millville filed a “Complaint of Declaratory Judgment” against 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...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:41am

Millville pizza shop robbed, suspect sought

Delaware State Police troopers this week were investigating a robbery that occurred at Fox’s Pizza Den that on Monday night, Dec. 19.

According to the DSP, the incident occurred at 7 p.m., when a man entered the shop in the Millville Town...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:10am

Ocean View church granted variance for sign

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted unanimously this week to approve a variance request from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church seeking to “replace an existing sign to complement the structure by incorporating a number of permissible...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:40am

AT&T helping out with the environment

Wondering what to do with those rechargeable batteries that live inside laptops, cell phones, power tools, cordless phones and more once they outlive their “chargeableness”? There is no need to dump them in the landfill. Simply take them to the...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 3:55am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Millville continues to discuss proposed farmers’ market

Millville Town Manager Debbie Botchie on Nov. 22 presented more information regarding starting a farmers’ market based at the town hall during the spring and summer months.

“I see it as a service to the town,” said Botchie of the town...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:58am

County P&Z defers on yard-waste proposal, again

No decision has been made about a proposed organic/yard waste composting facility near Millville. The Sussex County Council deferred action after a Nov. 15 public hearing on a conditional-use application from Jeremy W. Smith of Ocean View. The...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:36am

Millville BoA approves additional Giant signage

The Millville Board of Adjustments met recently to discuss and vote on variances requested by Millville Town Center Associates LLC at their October meeting, to approve four additional signs and an additional 191.4 square feet for signage for the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:32am

Millville continues to consider possible farmer's market

Millville’s town council this week discussed the possibility of further researching hosting a farmers’ market at town hall. Councilwoman Joan Bennett reported that she and Town Manager Debbie Botchie had discussed, “conceptually, preliminarily,”...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:51am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

Aquacare Physical Therpay dives into rehabilitation at Millville location

There are new waves being made at Aquacare Physical Therapy. With an extensive, all-inclusive facility, qualified and trained specialists, and an emphasis not only upon rehabilitation and therapy but education, more and more clients are finding...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:50am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Millville Board of Adjustment approves welcome signs

The Millville Board of Adjustment held a meeting on Oct. 27 to discuss three variance applications filed by Millville Town Center Associates, LLC.

The applicant requested to be granted additional square footage on directional signage from...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:34am

Millville paints positive fiscal picture for town

Finances in the Town of Millville are “very impressive,” according to Herb Geary of the TGM Group, certified public accountants. Reporting on an audit report for the prior fiscal year at a town council workshop this week, Geary said he had “...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:41am

The Dirt: A tree grows in Millville

Millville is known for a lot of things. Fried chicken at the fire hall and the Great Pumpkin Festival come to mind. But a hotbed of tropical fruit production? Not so much.

Special to the Coastal Point • Ginger Hogan
Ricky Hall, an...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7:49am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

DNREC cleaning up former gas station site west of Millville

Activity on a parcel of land just east of the intersection of Routes 17 and 26, across from Hocker’s SuperCenter, has been drawing curious glances and questions from passersby in recent weeks.

The project isn’t sewer expansion or...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:41am

Suspects linked to five burglaries in Plantation Park

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit detectives this week charged a Frankford man and woman in connection with five residential burglaries that took place Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, in Plantation Park, west of Ocean View.

The DSP...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:49am

Fire Prevention Week held at LB

On Oct. 13, Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff, along with members of the Bethany Beach and Millville volunteer fire companies, commenced a week of activities highlighting fire safety, in recognition of Fire Prevention Week....

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:30am

Dickens Parlour Theatre to feature comedy murder-mystery

Bethany Beach playwright Bob Davis is returning to the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville with a staged reading of “Pretty Face, Pretty Lies,” a comedy murder-mystery. It marks Davis’ 12th full-length feature play. Starting at 6 p.m. on...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:31am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

Millville council proceeds to bids on wheelchair lift for town hall addition

The Millville Town Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to send out a draft bid packet for a wheelchair stair lift for the town hall building. After receiving proposals, Town Manager Debbie Botchie said the two rough estimates she received were both...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:06am

Citizens consider Assawoman Canal Trail at meeting

There is still much planning before the Assawoman Canal Trail can be built – and many concerns to overcome. More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Sept. 30 to review the Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan, which has been in development...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:12pm

Charlie K’s to hold benefit for Friends of the Fallen

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charlie K’s BBQ in Ocean View will be hosting a benefit for Friends of the Fallen, a non-profit, community-based organization that provides services and assistance to families who have lost a loved one...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:37pm