Ocean View


Ocean View plans scaled-up holiday event

By Susan Canfora
Staff Reporter

Like Santa’s scurrying elves, Ocean View town officials have been busy planning the first Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting, a larger and more festive celebration than events of past years....

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:31pm

Feral kitten in Ocean View tests positive for rabies

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) on Nov. 5 advised Ocean View residents who reside in the Plantation Park community of a positive case of rabies in a feral kitten that came into contact with a human.

According to DPH, the...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:17pm

BREAKING NEWS: Feral kitten in Ocean View tests positive for rabies

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) on Nov. 5 advised Ocean View residents who reside in the Plantation Park community of a positive case of rabies in a feral kitten...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:49pm

The Ocean View Police Department hosted training last week to help officers tend to injured K-9 companions. Pictured, from left, are Sally Dickinson of the Veterinary Tactical Group, Raushan Rich of the University of Delaware Police Department and Troy Bowden of the Ocean View Police Department. Also pictured is a stuffed dog for them to train with — so, no animals were harmed in the process of taking this photo, or conducting training.

K-9 caregiving

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The Ocean View Police Department hosted training last week to help officers tend to injured K-9 companions. Pictured, from left, are Sally Dickinson of the Veterinary Tactical Group, Raushan Rich of the...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 11:04am

An ice sculpture is on display during last year’s Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach.

Fire & Ice Festival to expand in its third year

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & Holiday Inn Express and the Delaware Office of Tourism will present the next Annual Fire & Ice Festival on Jan. 24-26, 2020.

New this year, the festival...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:15am

Multiple towns consider partnership for police coverage

It’s not a regional police force, but three coastal towns are considering a partnership to improve police coverage.

The Ocean View and Fenwick Island police departments have already been helping to fill gaps in South Bethany during a...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:07pm

Apartment complex near Ocean View set for Oct. 24 hearing

Ocean View residents opposed to a 45-unit apartment complex proposed for the Muddy Neck Road area have sent hundreds of letters to the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, asking for denial of the zoning-change request.

The...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:05pm

Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream gets approval

The owners of Shipwrecked Ice Cream have received final site plan approval to build a nautical-themed, 18-hole miniature golf course on the same property as the ice cream shop, at 3 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Becky and Patrick Adams...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:58pm

Participants in last year’s Cops & Goblins costume contest show off their hard work.

Cops & Goblins offering food, fun and more on Oct. 26

With the fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration just over a week away, Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin is encouraging the community to join in the fun of masquerading and trick-or-treating.

“I would like to personally...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:26pm

Ocean View revs up for Cops & Goblins event

The fifth annual Cops & Goblins Halloween celebration is planned for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in John West Park. In the event of rain, it will be held the next day.

Guests can masquerade in costume and enjoy free...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:21pm

Healing hits home

Vietnam War memorial replica arrives in Ocean View for visit

Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, shouts of “Here it comes!” rang out on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View as flag-waving crowds craned their necks to see down the road.

First, an escort of law-enforcement officers on motorcycles, sirens...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:23pm

Ocean View council to discuss parking requirement at Oct. 8 meeting

The Ocean View Town Council, at a work session this week, further discussed the section of an ordinance that would set an occupancy parking limit.

“There are two parts to this ordinance. One limited the number of people to a house. The...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:47am

Tiffany Studios’, ‘Woman with Wisteria,’ is a leaded glass peice that will be on display during the tour at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Gallery One offering bus trip to Chrysler Museum of Art on Oct. 15

Gallery One representatives this week announced that reservations are now open for their Oct. 15 bus trip to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler, they noted, is considered one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:31am

Electric line proposed under Whites Creek; hearing scheduled for Oct. 1

Public comments will be accepted for a few more days regarding Delmarva Power & Light’s request to install electric lines under Whites Creek.

Delmarva Power has requested a State of Delaware...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:06pm

Neighbors raise objections to apartment complex proposed near Ocean View

Neighbors who live near property in the Ocean View area that is proposed for a 45-unit apartment complex are objecting to the owner’s request to have zoning changed from AR-1 to GR, saying apartments don’t fit in with the neighborhood.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:17pm

Rina Thaler’s watercolor, ‘Fenced In’ is just one of the paintings to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Dark Shadows’ exhibit.

Gallery One to explore ‘Dark Shadows’ in October exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of its October show, “Dark Shadows,” which will be open to the public Oct. 2-30.

“This month’s theme at Gallery One is not as ominous as it sounds,” gallery representatives assured. “...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Memorial service planned for 9-year-old Ocean View girl

When friends gather this weekend for the memorial service celebrating Aurora Skye Miller’s life, the family wants them clad in bright colors — especially purple, Aurora’s favorite.

“She was a happy kid,” her grandmother, Denise Limmer,...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:46pm

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Son of cyclist killed on Route 26 welcomes safety project

News that the Ocean View Town Council approved funding for a traffic safety project to make Route 26 safer for both motorists and cyclists greatly pleased the son of a local man who was killed while biking on that busy road Memorial Day weekend...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:50pm

The Wall That Heals will be at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View from Oct. 3-6.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica to visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View is inviting the public to visit The Wall That Heals, a large-scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and a companion mobile education center, during a...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:38pm

Ocean View addresses sinkhole, storm damage, drainage

Ken Cimino, director of Planning, Zoning & Development for the Town of Ocean View, during his monthly report to the town council on Tuesday, Sept. 10, said his department had responded to a report of a sinkhole in the road at The Preserve at...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:59am

Ocean View to revisit parking occupancy limit

The Ocean View Town Council will meet for a special session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to discuss amending a parking ordinance.

At the regular meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Walter Curran explained that there is a town ordinance...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:56am

Travel advisor Duane Whitman will talk about new and future ‘Out of this World’ experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and other new attractions throughout Walt Disney World in an event this Saturday at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View.

Travel advisor to talk about ‘out of this world’ experiences at Disney World

“If you’ve ever wanted to step inside and be part of the interplanetary worlds you’ve seen in ‘Star Wars’ movies, you have the opportunity now at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World,” said Glass Slipper Concierge Duane Whitman.

...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:57am

Cooley to show whimsical ceramics at Gallery One

Gallery One announced this week that Rehoboth Beach-based ceramic artist John Cooley has joined Gallery One. His work is now on displayed in the Artisan’s Room.

“The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View are excited to welcome John Cooley....

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:42am

Ocean View investing in traffic safety project

In an effort to address bicycle and pedestrian safety, the Ocean View Town Council this week approved $35,000 for a traffic safety project, which will be undertaken by the town’s Planning, Zoning & Development Department.

Ken Cimino,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:46pm

The Poffel house is one of many coastal cottages that will be open for the Historic Coastal Towns tour on October 12.

Poffel Cottage to be featured on home tour

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Historic Coastal Towns offer you a glimpse of earlier times in South Bethany by touring six historic cottages and the town’s Richard Hall Memorial Walkway of historic markers.   Present owners are graciously opening...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Ocean View 9-year-old falls in battle with cancer

In the photograph, Aurora Limmer, pretty in a long red dress with white flowers, her bookbag next to her in the driveway, is smiling cheerfully, ready for her first day of school last year.

“Our Princess,” her grandmother called her, when...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:01am

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Shore Appliance opens location in Ocean View

After years of doing business in the Salisbury, Md., area, Shore Appliance Connection Inc. has opened a second store, on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, providing six new jobs for area residents and promising quality service.

Buying from a...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:55am

Good Earth Market will hold an outdoor art festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This photo was taken during the spring festival in 2015.

Outdoor art festival returning to Good Earth Market

Art, food and drink will take center stage at the Good Earth Market’s semi-annual Arts & Crafts Festival during Labor Day weekend.

More than 20 artists and vendors will return to Clarksville on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:55pm

Hardy and his partner, Ocean View Police Cpl. Justin Hopkins, are a crime-fighting tandem in town.

K9 Hardy on the job in Ocean View

There’s a little paw print stamped in Ocean View Police Cpl. Justin Hopkins’ wedding band — a symbol of his affection for his police dog, Hardy.

Of course, the wedding band symbolizes his cherished marriage, and dedication to his wife, but...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:27pm

From October 3rd to the 6th, “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, will be on display in Ocean View.  Large-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall coming to VFW Post 7234 in October

Wall that Heals headed to Ocean View

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be on display for the visiting...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:32am

In October, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ at Gallery One

This month’s theme at Gallery One has a sky-high limit! The title of this month’s exhibit, “The Sky’s the Limit,” has as its origin a poker metaphor originating in the 1900s. Yes, according to Gallery One representatives, sky-high stakes poker is...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:04am

New mini-golf business requests variance

Construction is expected to begin in November on Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream, with plans for the mini-golf course to open in the spring of 2020. First, though, a variance has to be approved by the Ocean View Board of Adjustment. The...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:58pm

Wall that Heals is heading to Ocean View in October

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be on display for the visiting...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:13pm

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

Kraushaar named to Albright College Dean’s List

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View has been named to the spring 2019 Dean’s List at Albright College. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar studied religious studies, with a minor in Holocaust studies, during the spring semester. To be...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:49am

DelDOT to study Woodland/Route 26 intersection

In response to a resident’s concern about traffic congestion at Woodland Avenue and Route 26 in Ocean View that delays both drivers and pedestrians, DelDOT engineers will study the area and gather data, to determine what can be done to ease...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:56am

Thank a Police Officer Day events planned this fall

Residents of Ocean View and Dagsboro are being encouraged to donate to, and attend, Thank a Police Officer Day at the Ocean View and Dagsboro police stations in September.

Organized by Andrea Baumann, who runs the Delmarva Supports Law...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:14am

Laura Hickman’s ‘Farnyard Superlatives, Most Likely to Succeed'

It’s ‘Hip to Be Square’ at Gallery One in August

Gallery One recently announced the theme of its August show, “Hip to be Square,” open to the public July 31 through Aug. 27.

This month’s theme at Gallery One explores the idea of “being hip to be square,” both literally and figuratively....

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am

Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk set for Aug. 4

On Aug. 4, the 5th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, is planned. The 5K run/walk will benefit the work of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter in Sussex County.

Michael...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:06am

Police volunteer Bill Wichmann, 81, chats with Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin during a recent shift.

Volunteers step in to help

OVPD bolstered by roster of volunteers

Among the seven volunteers at the Ocean View Police Department, the joke is that one task is of utmost importance: keeping the coffee fresh and the pot on.

“If we run out of coffee, don’t bother coming back. Whatever the chief likes,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:52am

Hannah Lydic poses in front of The Den at Bear Trap Dunes.

Ocean View’s Lydic earns opportunity to play Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach — the golf course in California known throughout the golfing world — is one of the holy-grail spots on any golfer’s bucket list. Golfers young and old dream of one day being able to play the links that have been rated as one of the...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:51am

Heavenly Luncheon set for July 24-25

On Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s Sewing Circle will once again offer their Heavenly Luncheon, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Offerings will include California chicken salad, pasta salad, Caesar salad,...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:32am

Shipwrecked owners and staff celebrate the Grand Opening with family, friends, and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shipwrecked Ice-cream opens in Ocean View

On Friday, June 28, Shipwrecked Ice Cream celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Shipwrecked is a family-owned shop serving 22 flavors of Hopkins Farm Creamery ice cream, made...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:16am

Ocean View Police Chief Ken McClaughlin is trying to combat some of the dangers facing bicyclists on Route 26.

Local officials urge safety awareness for motorists, cyclists

Following recent accidents involving bicycles — including one that killed a woman who was biking in South Bethany last week — Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin wants to talk to Delaware Department of Transportation officials.

“...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:57pm

Ocean View puts added focus on nighttime road safety

Ocean View Town Manager Carol Houck, in her report to the town council on Monday, July 8, told the council:

• Street lighting agreements with Delmarva Power and the Delaware Electric Co-Op have been completed.

Agreements are...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:53pm

Ocean View cuts back hours on trash-collection, landscaping

The Ocean View Town Council, by a 5-1 vote, on Tuesday passed an ordinance amending the town code that restricts hours of operation of certain activities.

The amendment prohibits hauling or collection of trash, solid waste or rubbish,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:48pm

Osher offering programs throughout county this fall

Registration is open now for fall classes at the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) with classes scheduled for Sept. 3-Nov. 18 in Bridgeville, Dover, Lewes and Ocean View.

Nicknamed “OLLI,” UD’s lifelong...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:01pm

Eagles to host Carnival of Games on Saturday

Sure, the state fair is coming up in a couple of weeks, but for a taste of fair fun that benefits local causes, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 4528 in Ocean View is bringing carnival fun to the Millville...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:01am

‘The Three Kings,’ from left, Louie, George and Henry, are settling into their new home.

Bravo’s dogs find a new home, together, in Ocean View

In the midst of so many unanswered questions regarding the disappearance of Bethany Beach resident Linda Bravo, one thing remained unquestioned: her love for her three dogs.

She even called them her “three kings,” and named them as such:...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:24pm

LuLaRoe fundraiser to benefit Rwandajoy charity effort

A fundraiser for children in Rwanda, in East Africa, who can’t afford everyday necessities, such as school uniforms and lunches, is planned for July 1 at Ocean View Presbyterian Church.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., LuLaRoe Clothing — described...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:51pm