Ocean View


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

Owner’s, Bonnie and Keith (front, center) celebrate with staff, family, friends, and Chamber members.

Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs opens new location in Ocean View

On Thursday, June 20, Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Ocean View, behind Ocean View Deli at 44 Atlantic Avenue, by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:05am

Lord Baltimore High School served students in the Ocean View area from 1920 until 1968. Graduates of all ages came together for a reunion celebration on June 22 in Georgetown. The Class of 1959 grins for a photo.

Lord Baltimore Eagles soar to an all-classes reunion

That historical Ocean View schoolhouse still inspires fond memories, and some people traveled cross-country recently to attend an All-Classes reunion of the original Lord Baltimore High School.

“L.B. truly was a remarkable experience as...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:35am

Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award winner Mallory Drew shares a proud moment during the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing graduation with her aunt and uncle, Kerry and Clint Perkinson.

School of Nursing graduate selected for student philanthropy award

The Beebe Medical Foundation presented the Margaret H. Rollins Student Philanthropy Award to nursing student graduate Mallory Drew during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 30.

Drew demonstrated her natural leadership and spirit of...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:30am

Orthopaedic Associates opening office in Ocean View

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware recently announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View. Opening Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Avenue, near Lord Baltimore Elementary School, OASD’s doctors...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:27am

Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am

W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting ‘Talbot Street Pier.’

‘Bathing Beauties’ at Gallery One in July

Gallery One announced this week that the theme of its July show is “Bathing Beauties,” which will be open to the public June 26 to July 30.

“The title of Gallery One’s show this month reflects the season that is finally upon us in ways...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:44am

A whimsical glass chandelier graces the stairway of this treasure-filled home.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 6

Sunset and pond views highlight this five-bedroom home

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24-25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

After owning a vacation home in Ocean View...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:47am

Brielle Monroe Farlow passed away in 2018, just a few days after starting first grade.

‘She was so nice’

Brielle’s Bench will be a tribute to beloved LB student

The loss of a child can impact the whole community. Lord Baltimore Elementary School is remembering the late Brielle Monroe Farlow of Frankford with a help from her friends, classmates and family.

Brielle passed away at 6, after an...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:16am

Families can explore James Farm Ecological Preserve and learn about the many people who help Delaware keep a healthy environment.

Water Family Fest promises fun for all ages at James Farm

Families can get their feet wet at James Farm Ecological Preserve this weekend, with a full day of free fun and activities. The inaugural Water Family Fest will be Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With hands-on activities, people...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:49am

Cathy Jane Bostaph plays her homemade suitcase kick drum at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

Cathy Jane, a one-woman acoustic band, born to play music

Cathy Jane Bostaph carries the same suitcase to work from her home in Ocean View that her father did half a century ago from the family home in Scrubgrass Hollow in Western Pennsylvania. Her father was a door-to-door salesman with a suitcase full...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:51am

Local treasure hunter to offer peak at Delaware’s shipwreck history

From the HMS deBraak to the Faithful Steward to the Merrimac, Delaware’s maritime history is full of dramatic shipwreck stories. Shipwreck historian Dale Clifton has been a student and teacher of that history for more than 40 years.

On...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:55pm

Flags for Heroes

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club organized Flags for Heroes at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Saturday, May 25th.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:07am

Verizon presents donation to Alana Rose Foundation

Verizon presents a donation check to the to Alana Rose Foundation. From left, Tajesh Patel (owner), Terry Connors (Verizon employee), Alexa Shoultes (Alana Rose Foundation), Ilaena Santos (Verizon employee), David Hodgson (Verizon employee) and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:51am

Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor, ‘Towers Three and Four,’ is just one of the many pieces of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:27am

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

Flags for Heroes to honor Memorial Day at two locations

Once again this year, a bumper crop of American flags signals the observance of Memorial Day as Flags for Heroes honors those who served their country, as well as those who currently serve.

The flags will fly this year at two locations —...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Dale Sheldon’s ‘Fog, South of Tower Road’ is just one of the many peices of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:42am

Juicebox is working to get their new location built up, but in the meantime, Juicebox will be open in G&E Hocker’s on Central Ave.

G&E hosting latest edition of Juicebox

‘Forever home’ on the horizon

 

There will be a meeting of two iconic local businesses this Memorial Day weekend, as Juicebox will be opening shop in the G&E grocery store near Salt Pond on Friday, May 24.

Juicebox owner Lisa Daisey-DiFebo started the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:40am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:44am

Kraushaar honored during Albright College award ceremony

Sarah Kraushaar of Ocean View was honored during Albright College’s end-of-year Honors & Awards Ceremony on May 5. A graduate of Indian River High School, Kraushaar earned the Ellery B. Haskell Memorial Award for Religious Studies. Kraushaar...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:39am

Attendees at a previous year’s Artisans Fair shop for works of art from Delaware and surrounding states.

Artisans Fair to bring fine art, food and more to Lord Baltimore

The 12th Annual Artisans Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, which means Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will be bursting at the seams with arts and crafts inside and out, as well as a farmers’ market outside.

The...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:25am

Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at town hall. Along with committee reports and other business, the council will consider approval of a possible supplement to the General Fund Capital...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:02am

Over Time band performs at John West Park in Ocean View back in 2017.

Ocean View invites community to experience seasonal events

The Town of Ocean View is gearing up to offer free fun family entertainment in John West Park.

“We want to do something different, something geared toward our community,” said Town Manager Carol Houck. “There’s such pride with the park —...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:48pm

This recently completed Ocean View Historical Society building is part of the Coastal Towns Village.

Coastal Towns Village historical center open for the summer

 

The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View is gearing up for summer with a new schedule of dates and times when visitors can see the fruit of the labor of the Ocean View Historical Society. The society is in the midst of developing...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:41pm

Weis Markets launches 11th annual Paws for Pets Program

Weis Markets this week announced the launch of its 11th annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects donations, pet food and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

During the month-long...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:58am

Lesley McCaskill shares some ‘Backyard Visitors’ with us. See it in person in Gallery One’s May show.

Gallery One showing off work ‘In My Backyard’

Gallery One this week announced its May exhibit theme, “In My Backyard,” open to the public May 1-28.

“A back yard is a yard at the back of a house, common in suburban developments in the western world. Such a simple definition hardly does...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:02am

Womenade Games Day to support local women in crisis

Guests can eat well and have fun at the third annual Games Day fundraiser, benefiting women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware By the Sea Womenade will host its Games Day on Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:41am

James Farm hosting annual Native Plant Sale this Saturday

The James Farm Ecological Preserve will host its annual Native Plant Sale and Green Living Expo this Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to offering a chance to pick up a wagonload of plants and tons of tips for sprucing up...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:07pm

Ocean View Comp Plan kickoff a success

Mandated by Delaware state code, all municipal governments must develop and regularly update a “road map for the future” through a Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). 

The Town of Ocean View kicked off its CLUP review with a public...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:03pm

Passport Palooza set for May 14 in Bethany Beach

A record number of people — especially newly naturalized U.S. citizens — are applying for U.S. passports, according to Ocean View Postmaster Mike Behringer, who noted that in towns across Delaware, people are standing in long lines to apply for...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:35am

One of the miniature worlds created by local miniature artist Ann Cooper for the debut of her spring and summer 2019 collection at the Ellen Rice Gallery this Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Featured in this lighted lantern is a framed miniature reproduction of Ellen Rice’s ‘Spread Your Wings’ oil painting.

Miniature artist Cooper to hold Saturday event at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host its first spring event this Saturday, May 4, in Ocean View, with the introduction of internationally collected local miniature artist Ann Cooper’s spring and summer 2019 collection of intricate cottage scenes...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:55am

P&Z reviews concept plan for OV mini golf

The Ocean View Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the concept plan for a mini golf course to be located at 3 Atlantic Avenue. The application was submitted by Patrick and Rebecca Adams. 

“This is a concept plan review,” said Town...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:42am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

The new Ocean View Town Council, pictured from left, Frank Twardzik, Berton Reynolds, Town Manager Carol Houck, Mayor Walter Curran, Attorney Dennis Schrader, Tom Maly and Bruce White.

Ocean View swears in council, honors Olsen for service

Ocean View Councilman Frank Twardzik was sworn in for his second term as the District 2. He ran unopposed. With wife Colleen by his side, Twardzik swore on April 23 to “carry out the responsibilities of the office of councilman for the Town of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:29am

Calling all hippies and tree huggers! Here’s a sneak peek of the fun to be had at Ocean View’s ‘tree-mendous’ Arbor Day Event, courtesy of Ken Cimino (Director of Planning, Zoning & Development) & Carol Houck (Town Manager).

Ocean View invites community to celebrate Arbor Day

In the past, the Town of Ocean View marked the celebration of Arbor Day with the simple planting of a tree. This year, however, the Town is stepping the celebration up a few notches.

The Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Friday, April...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:58am

Native Plant Sale, Green Living Expo set for May 4

James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View will host the 15th Annual Native Plant Sale — now featuring a Green Living Expo — on Saturday, May 4. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can find a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:44am

White.

Bruce White elected to Ocean View council

Ocean View resident Bruce White will serve as the District 1 representative on the Ocean View Town Council following the Town’s annual election on Saturday, April 13.

White won the election with a total of 151 votes. His opponent, Gabriel...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

Ocean View to hold election, comp plan workshop Saturday

Residents of the town of Ocean View may want to make a point to stop by town hall on Saturday, April 13, as the town will be holding its annual council election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents will vote to elect a representative for the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:54pm

OV enters into MOU with South Bethany for police coverage

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of South Bethany to offer Ocean View officers to help supplement police coverage in the neighboring town.

“At the request...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood addresses a crowd at his public lecture on April 3rd.

Baltimore Hundred before tourists

Where did the term “Baltimore Hundred” come from, and why do we today use this term to describe Southeastern Sussex County?

Local history advocate and former Ocean View mayor Gordon E. Wood answered these and many other mysteries during...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:02am

Ocean View to host comp plan workshop

According to Delaware state code, all Delaware municipal governments are required to develop and regularly update land-use plans. The Town of Ocean View is now beginning their most recent update, and officials are seeking the public’s input....

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:31pm

W. Scott Broadfoot’s ‘Crabs and Beer’ depicts a detailed display of one of our favorite treats, expertly expressed in his classical style. Anyone else ready for summer?

W. Scott Broadfoot joins Gallery One partners

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced that artist Scott Broadfoot has joined the gallery as a new partner.

“Scott brings to Gallery One a unique perspective born of a lifetime of devotion to art, art in the classical and realist...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:41am