Ocean View


Vote expected on Barn Hill Preserve application next week

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment is expected to vote next week on an application requesting a special-use exception that would allow for a wildlife-learning center in a General Business-1 parcel in town.

The board originally deferred its...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:54pm

Ocean View residents still concerned over drainage, taxes

The regular monthly meeting of the Ocean View Town Council this week continued a trend of seeing a larger-than-usual attendance of the town’s citizens, as several issues continue to garner input from townsfolk.

During the July 20 meeting,...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:34pm

Dave Ritondo tags a horseshoe crab on the evening of Thursday, June 28.

Volunteers count on spawning crabs

Under a full moon in June, about a dozen people strapped headlamps to their foreheads, grabbed clipboards and hiked to the waterfront at James Farm. They would be counting and tagging horseshoe crabs until nearly midnight, as the crabs came...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:29pm

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offering enrichment programs

Registration is open now for fall classes at the University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI), with classes scheduled for Sept. 4 to Nov. 19 in Dover, Lewes and Ocean View.

Nicknamed “OLLI,” the University of Delaware...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:54pm

Pancake breakfast to benefit upcoming CRASH Costa Rica mission trip

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be hosting its final Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the season on Sunday, July 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. The $7 donation paid by attendees will benefit the CRASH Youth Ministry’s trip to Costa Rica from...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:39pm

Over Time will play at Ocean View’s John West Park on Friday, July 13.

Over Time to play the pavilion in John West Park

Rock-and-roll lovers can head to Ocean View’s John West Park this Friday, as local band Over Time will be performing as part of the Town’s annual summer Concerts in the Park.

“We’re hoping for a nice evening,” said Ocean View Town Clerk...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:35pm

Special Olympics gold medal-winner R.J. Franco shows off the prize after his win.

Ocean View man wins tennis gold in Special Olympics

Enjoyed by millions of people as a leisure activity, tennis can be a lifetime sport for Special Olympics athletes.

More than 37,000 of the athletes participate worldwide, and can delight in and benefit from the sport even when not...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:35pm

The Town of Ocean View's new P&Z director Ken Cimino sits at his desk.

Ocean View welcomes Cimino as new P&Z director

If Ken Cimino’s name sounds familiar, that’s because many local residents have heard it over the last few years in connection to the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project.

Now Cimino is taking on a new role — the Planning & Zoning...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:20pm

Construction appears back on track at the site of a future restaurant and office/retail space on Route 26.

Archut developer addresses stormwater issues, installs controls

With heavy rainfall this spring, many saw the effects of Mother Nature, with fields flooding and swales overflowing.

Such was the case with the property of C.J. Pines in Ocean View. The 3.37-acre property, located at 83 Atlantic Avenue (...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:16pm

Ellen Rice Gallery stained-glass artist Chiara Reading will share her techniques during a special exhibit of her sea-themed stained glass creations at the Ocean View gallery on Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stained-glass artist to share techniques at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host a special exhibit of the sea-themed stained glass creations of Chiara Reading on Wednesday, July 11, at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View, with the artist demonstrating her techniques throughout the day.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:03pm

Bonky’s move gets deferred by Ocean View Planning & Zoning

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission this week deferred voting on a revision to the site plan for Bonky’s Ice Cream & Snoballs.

The business is looking to move east from its current location across from Atlantic Auto on...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:34pm

Mike and Sean Cummings pose with the Torch Award for marketpace ethics.

MIKEN Builders recognized for business ethics

When Michael Cummings finished trade school post-college, he began working for a construction company. An opportunity arose for him to join in ownership of a general-contracting firm. Now, 25 years later, he is the proud owner and CEO of a multi-...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:24pm

Jeanne Mueller’s ‘Fun in the Surf’ oil painting is just one of the paintings to be featured during Gallery One’s July show, ‘Beach Odyssey.’

Gallery One going on ‘Beach Odyssey’ in July

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced the theme of its new show, “Beach Odyssey,” which will be open to the public through July 31.

“This is the time of year when many families begin their beach odyssey. It is a time for fun, family...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:17pm

Sergio and Ruben Palazzo in their family-owned shop, Ocean View Jewelers. The shop specializes in custom jewelry and customer service.

Custom jewelry, family ties mark Ocean View shop

Ruben Palazzo has been designing and creating custom jewelry for more than 40 years. And while he’s still surrounded at work by many of his creations, he actually now gets to work alongside two of his most significant creations — his son, Sergio...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:01pm

Ocean View Concert in the Park to feature Delmarva Big Band

The Town of Ocean View will be hosting Delmarva Big Band as part of its Concerts in the Park series, on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. It is the second consecutive year that the big-band group has performed at John West Park, which is located at 32...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:54pm

Ocean View residents get surprise with new tax assessment system

Following the mailing of this year’s property tax bills, the Town of Ocean View has been receiving feedback from some property owners.

For its 2019-fiscal-year budget, the council had previously voted unanimously to increase property tax...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:24pm

Ocean View BOA defers vote on Barn Hill Preserve

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted this week to defer its decision on an application requesting a special exception that would allow for a wildlife-learning center in a General Business-1 parcel in town.

Barn Hill Preserve co-owners...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:28pm

Public reminded to stay vigilant on roads after tragedies

On Saturday, May 26, a little after 10 a.m., 76-year-old Alfred Yergey III of Ocean View was riding his bicycle eastbound in the bike lane on Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), approaching Central Avenue in Ocean View.

At the same time, 65-year-...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:31pm

Civilians taught how to respond in life-threatening situations

In the hopes of having community members better prepared if a “God-forbid”-type of scenario was to one day become a reality, the Ocean View Police Department held CRASE — Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events — training last month, with the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:27pm

Ocean View seeking new director of planning, zoning, development

The Town of Ocean View is currently seeking applicants for its newly reconfigured position of director of planning, zoning and development. The Town has not had an administrative official filling a similar position since the resignation of the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:02pm

Court sets May 30 deadline for Fairway Village plaintiffs to pay bond

Chancery Court Vice-Chancellor Joseph Slights III on Tuesday, May 22, ordered that unless a $354,858 bond was posted within five business days by the Concerned Citizens of Fairway Village and 36 Builders Inc. — plaintiffs in cases seeking to...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:43pm

Members of the National Guard set up flags at Lord Baltimore Elementary School for this weekend’s ceremony.

Southern Sussex Rotary honoring fallen heroes

This Monday marks Memorial Day, a day to honor Americans who fell while serving their country in the armed services. To commemorate their ultimate sacrifice, the Southern Sussex Rotary will be holding a ceremony on Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m. on...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:38pm

Boy Scout Troop 281 did some clean-up work at Ocean View Historical Society’s Hall’s Store Visitors Center earlier this month.

Fun & Feasting in the Garden to benefit OVHS

With Memorial Day weekend having arrived, the Ocean View Historical Society will be hosting a garden party to kick off the start of summer.

“I really felt as though the historical society needed some exposure,” said Anne Powell, an OVHS...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:24pm

This rolling pin by Tall Oaks Trading Co., owned and operated by woodworker Gary Stewart, is representative of the kinds of items he will sell at the Artisan’s Fair on May 28.

Artisan’s Fair to kick off summer season at Lord Balitmore Elementary

Gary Stewart, a Millsboro woodworker, will be at the Artisan’s Fair Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On a recent afternoon, however, he was out working in his Tall Oaks Trading Co. wood shop.

Stewart, who taught carpentry at Sussex...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:22pm

OVPD high-speed pursuit ends in arrest

On the evening of Tuesday, May 8, around 8:05 p.m., an Ocean View police officer attempted to stop a 2015 Ford Mustang after a check of the vehicle’s tags showed it was flagged in Pennsylvania as an uninsured motor vehicle.

“When we tried...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:17pm

OVPD to host active shooter response training for civilians

With acts of violence seeming to take center stage both nationally and globally, the Ocean View Police Department is working to make citizens feel safer in their community.

With that in mind, the department will be hosting CRASE — Civilian...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:14pm

‘Art in the Park’ tea to benefit Hope Center

On Saturday, May 12, the fellowship hall at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be transformed into “Art in the Park” for a very special afternoon tea.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s planned Hope Center, a community-...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:01pm

Eileen Uecker shows off  a hand-written thank-you card from the recipient of her Quilt of Valor.

Veteran receives gift from local Quilts of Valor group

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter

While on a flight with a friend, Ocean View resident Eileen Uecker found a $100 bill in her seat.

“I reached in to pull the seatbelt across, and there was something in the slot there, and it...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:39pm

Ocean View citizens continue to speak out on taxes, access

While the agenda may have been brief, the Town of Ocean View had a substantial turnout for its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, April 24, as town citizens took the opportunity to continue to voice their opinions to the town council regarding...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:17pm

Reynolds

Ocean View voters choose Reynolds

The Ocean View Town Council will have a new face on its dais, as Fairway Village resident Berton Reynolds won the town’s annual council election. Reynolds beat out incumbent Carol Bodine for the Town’s District 4 council seat, with 237 votes to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:23pm

Ocean View approves budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Ocean View Town Council this week approved a budget for the Town’s 2019 fiscal year that includes a 50 percent property tax increase.

During the monthly council meeting, council members noted that, as previously discussed, assessed...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:42am

Ocean View to hold election on Saturday

The Town of Ocean View will hold its annual council election this Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at town hall.

Two candidates have registered for the District 4 position: incumbent Carol Bodine and resident Berton Reynolds....

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:40am

Ocean View cuts costs, maintains proposed tax increase

The Town of Ocean View held a budget workshop earlier this week to review a fourth draft of its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget, at which time the council came to the consensus it would keep the proposed 50-percent tax increase in the proposed...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:46am

Ocean View cuts property tax increase proposal in half

The Ocean View Town Council is looking to raise property taxes by 50 percent in its next fiscal budget and maintain that rate for two fiscal years.

The council had originally discussed possibly raising property taxes by 100 percent to fund...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:14am

Reynolds making a run for District 4 seat in Ocean View

ReynoldsBerton Reynolds has lived in Fairway Village with his wife, Liz, since they moved to Ocean View in June of 2015.

“I had been coming down to the beach area for literally over 30 years,” he said. “We wanted to get south of the...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:42am

Local Christians to perform Cross Walk on Good Friday

In a tradition now more than a decade old, dozens of Christians will take part this week in the Good Friday Cross Walk from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View to Bethany Beach.

Between 100 and 150 people are expected to...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:36am

Chancery judge orders Fairway Cap to hold off on leasing properties

Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III this week provided temporary injunctive relief to the Concerned Citizens of the Estates of Fairway Village and 36 Builders Inc./Insight Homes, preventing Fairway Cap, the developer of The...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:17am

Ocean View to hold Candidates’ Night on Monday night

The Town of Ocean View will host a Candidates’ Night on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. to give voters the opportunity to meet the two residents running for the District 4 council seat.

Incumbent Carol Bodine and resident Berton Reynolds are...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:12am

Bodine hoping to win reelection for Ocean View council

BodineFor the last three years, Carol Bodine has served on the Ocean View Town Council, a civic duty she said she enjoys.

“Somebody has to step up and serve,” she said. “Before we go to a council meeting, there’s work where we read up on...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:45am

Ground broken for Hall’s Store Visitor Center

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The Ocean View Historical Society broke ground on their new Hall’s Store Visitor Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Above, parties with the OVHS and Contractors for a Cause pose for a photo during the ground breaking.The...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:44am

Ocean View looks at 100 percent tax increase

The Ocean View Town Council has taken a hard look at its draft budget for the 2019 fiscal year and is now looking to raise the Town’s property taxes 100 percent.

At the Town’s budget workshop last month, council members voiced concerns...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:37am

Ocean View to hold council election

The Town of Ocean View will have a town council election this spring, as two people have filed to serve on the council, representing District 4.

Incumbent Carol Bodine has filed to retain her seat, while resident Berton Reynolds has also...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:38am

Ocean View gives historical society the go-ahead

The Ocean View Historical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 10, was given the go-head by the Ocean View Town Council for its future education building, to be called Hall’s Store.

The building would be located on the society’s complex at 39 Central...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:08am

Tour to offer a peek inside historic homes of Ocean View

The Ocean View Historical Society is giving residents and visitors the unique opportunity to get an inside look at some of the most historic homes in Ocean View on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This will be a one-of-a-kind tour...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:20am

Historical society variances approved by Ocean View BoA

The Ocean View Historical Society is one step closer to building its replica Hall’s Store — what will serve as the group’s main hub at its historic complex located at 39 Central Avenue.

To move the project ahead, the society sought from...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:39am

Sussex Riptide athletes hold bike regatta ahead of Special Olympics race

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Sussex Riptide, a group of Sepcial Olympics Delaware participants, and the Ocean View Police Department took part in a bicycle regatta, traveling through Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View on Thursday, Sept. 21...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:41am

Cierkowski sought in lawn-ornament theft investigation

CierkowskiThe Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Brent Cierkowski, 26, of Ocean View, in connection with lawn-ornament thefts in the area.

“They’re stealing whatever’s not tied down, unfortunately. And,...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:38am

Fairway Village residents voice concerns regarding developer, rentals

Ocean View Town Hall on Tuesday evening was packed with Fairway Village residents who had attended the town council meeting that night to voice their concerns about the community’s developer.

With standing-room-only spilling into the...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:36am

Cops & Goblins returning to Ocean View this October

Coastal Point • File Photo : The now-annual Cops & Goblins event in Ocean View is a great opportunity for kids to celebrate Halloween in a safe atmosphere, and allows the community to get to know the Ocean View police a little more.Three...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Cocktails Curing Cancer offers drinks for a cause

It’s a bubbly night to battle a deadly disease. The annual Cocktails Curing Cancer party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Big Fish Grill in Ocean View.

“We want the evening to be around remembering, honoring and...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:31am