Ocean View


Smithsonian speakers share memories, give insight on area's growth

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” has been on display at Ocean View Town Hall for the past month, offering visitors an insight into the nation’s, and the area’s, work history throughout the years.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:15am

From bike racks to safety talks, young scout is on track

Tenth-grader Chris Smith is well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout out of Ocean View Boy Scout Troop 281. Having built and donated three bike racks, which now reside at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, the Southern Delaware School of the...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:11am

Ocean View to grant lifetime easement in property-line dispute

Ocean View officials met last week to discuss a license and easement agreement between the Town and a property owner.

“Town staff removed an old fence around a property adjacent to the park here, at 9 Oakwood,” explained Town Manager...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:13am

Bethany Beach to host Memorial Day service with VFW

The Town of Bethany Beach, with the help of the officers and members of VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, will host a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27, at noon at the boardwalk bandstand.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:45am

Coastal Point cleans house at MDDC awards

The Coastal Point cleaned up this past week at the annual awards conference of the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association Inc. (MDDC) which recognizes outstanding work in all aspects of news publication in the region. The independent weekly...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:11am

Wounded Warriors Paddle Race to be held Saturday at VFW

This Saturday, the first annual Wounded Warrior Paddle Race will be held at the Ocean View VFW Post #7234, hosted by the House of David Foundation.

“House of David Foundation, is a local foundation, based right here, to support our wounded...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:07am

Hickman to leave Lord Baltimore Elementary School

Lord Baltimore Elementary School Principal Dr. Janet Hickman will not be returning to the school for the 2013-2014 school year. Instead, she will be taking over as administrator of Early Learning for the Indian River School District.

“Next...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:06am

Beauty, annoyance or danger -- tackling issue of man vs. deer

With many area residents noticing an increase in the deer population, the issue of population control — not just how to control it, but also whether it is really needed — has become a topic of conversation of late. Discussion has already begun in...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:04am

Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

The sixth annual AARP Artisans Fair will be held Memorial Day weekend at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, two miles west of Coastal Highway on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:41am

Dunes Pink Classic Golf Tournament seeks sponsors

Whether they are golfers or not, people can support Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition through the Dunes Pink Classic Golf Tournament, rolling through Ocean View on Monday, June 3.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:31am

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:17am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Native Plant Sale set for this Saturday at James Farm

The 9th annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, May 4, at the James Farm Ecological Preserve.

Sally Boswell of the Center for the Inland Bays, which sponsors the sale, said they will have five nurseries...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:18am

Ocean View approves some signage for potential Royal Farms

Last week, the Ocean View Board of Adjustment heard seven variance requests from representatives from Royal Farms, who hope to erect a gas station between the CVS Pharmacy currently under construction at 54 Atlantic Avenue and the Mariner’s...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:12am

Salons celebrating Earth Month by trading services for help

In an effort to support and promote clean water locally and globally, local salons All About U! and Salon on Central will be offering their beauty services on April 22 in exchange for a small donation to Earth Month.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:36am

Ocean View preparing for fourth annual Homecoming

The town of Ocean View will host its fourth annual Homecoming event on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in John West Park.

“Years and years ago, they used to do it all the time, as an effort to bring people back to Ocean View who...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:33am

D’Ortone’s dine-and-donate to benefit Justin’s Beach House

D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian Restaurant & Tap will host a dine-and-donate event on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. during their dinner service, and patrons don’t even have to do anything extra to help raise funds for Justin’s Beach House...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:45am

OV votes to pay for Foxwood street lights, discusses deer

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted unanimously to accept electricity costs for the Foxwood Court subdivision.

The issue was first brought to the attention of council in January, when Gary Cordier, president of the Foxwood Court...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:24am

Smithsonian exhibit making its way to Sussex County

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” will be coming to Ocean View town hall, in an event organized by a number of local historical societies.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:17am

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Ocean View

Residents living in and around the Ocean View community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on April 9. The site is located at 81 Central...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:52am

Annual Artisans Fair bringing together crafters

Craftspersons from the area will show their wares at the Sixth Annual Artisans Fair, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The air-conditioned setting will feature invitation-only...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:48am

CIB approves aquaculture planning report, launches initiative

One year after creating the Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Tiger Team and naming E.J. Chalabala, restoration coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), to lead it, the CIB Board of Directors approved the final report from...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:46am

Gallery One to feature ‘Return of Spring’ through April 29

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced their new art show, “Return of Spring,” which was scheduled to go on display March 26 and run through April 29. The 15 gallery artists will each present one work that depicts their interpretation of...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:27am

Lighthouse Realty Group moves to new location

Susan Clark, Broker/owner of Lighthouse Realty Group Inc. announced this week that the office has a new location, at 59 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, in Ocean View, across from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Route 26.

“...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:18am

FOP donates emergency kit to Lord Baltimore Elementary

Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.

“Just because of the shootings, we became aware of the fact that they needed some equipment here...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:24am

OV officials discuss chief’s contract

Earlier this week, Ocean View Councilman Geoff Christ asked council to consider forming a committee of council members to address Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s employment contract renewal.

Mayor Gordon Wood initially objected to...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:14am

Paddling event at VFW offers support for wounded warriors

The first annual Warrior Paddle Race is scheduled for May 18 in the waters off the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post #7234 in Ocean View. Race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. The day includes a three-mile stand-up paddle (...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:37am

Local woman going bald in support of cancer research

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but those in a charitable frame of mind can consider giving some green to “St. Baldrick” by supporting a local woman, Ann Margaret Donato — who plans to shave her head in the name of research on childhood cancer....

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:05am

Olsen running for District 1 council seat in Ocean View

Bill Olsen has been involved in Ocean View politics for nearly 20 years, having moved to the area in 1995.

“When we first moved here, I went to a meeting and met Bob Orem, who was the president of the council at the time,” recalled Olsen...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:16am

Ocean View planners recommend revised land-use ordinance

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend an ordinance amending the Town’s 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and residential and commercial zoning around the Foxwoods community.

Last...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:10am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

OV mayor directs police chief to report to town manager

Following an executive session this week, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood told town council members that he had presented a written directive regarding the Ocean View Police Department.

“I hereby direct Kenneth M. McLaughlin, Chief of Police...

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:38am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Oscar-nominated shorts to be shown at Bear Trap Dunes

Any film buff who has been preparing for Oscar night has likely gone to the movie theater to see many of the nominated feature-length films. But it’s not as easy to see some of the other films nominated, so the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:56pm

Ocean View to send recruit to police academy

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted to approve a schedule for hiring a new police officer, who would be sent to the state police academy for training. Councilman Tom Sheeran told fellow council members that the Town would have to extend...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:43pm

Route 26 Working Group discusses early action work

Delaware Department of Transportation officials, community leaders and state legislators gathered in Millville on Jan. 29 for the second Route 26 Working Group meeting ahead of construction of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements project. Even...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:55am

Additional hearing planned on sewer district expansion

Sussex County will hold an additional public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District. The expansion would include an additional 82 parcels located along Route 26 that are contiguous to the existing sewer...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:55am

Sidewalks planned on West Avenue

The Town of Ocean View is preparing to make one neighborhood a little more pedestrian-friendly. The Town and Delaware Department of Transportation have designed Phase II of the Pedestrian Improvements Project under the Federal Transportation...

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:53am

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:19am

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:50pm

Hocker hosts first 'Coffee's on Me' as state senator

Same-sex marriage? Check. Gun control? Check. IRSD referendum? Check.

“What do you want to talk about?” said state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th), to the audience at his latest “Coffee’s on Me” talk. “Gun control? Video lottery machines at...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

First-responders train for large-scale emergencies

On the cold, rainy afternoon of Jan. 18, about 40 emergency responders geared up at Ocean View Police Department to prepare for an event they hope never happens. They were finishing a two-day seminar on managing casualties in a large-scale...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:40pm

Gun sales boom, while state locks down

Gun sales have increased in the area since the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to several local gun retailers, but they also said that sales had already been rising because of the number of home invasions reported in the area in...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 4:49am

Arrests made in local home-invasion incident

Last week, four local men were arrested and charged after allegedly participating in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:53am

Relay for Life Coastal Delaware striding into Camp Barnes

For its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society is coming to the beach. The organization’s signature Relay for Life will make tracks May 10 with an overnight walk at Camp Barnes.

Relay for Life “celebrates, remembers and fights back,”...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:52am

Hocker's offering new gas card and lower gas prices

It’s a new year, and as they say, ‘Out with the old, and in with the new,’ which is exactly what Hocker’s and G&E have done, with a revamped Hocker’s Gold Card and gasoline now coming from Liberty Gas.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:06am

At 91, Ocean View woman is queen of the gym

It’s never too late to start something new. And age really is just a number. Just ask Neva O’Hara, 91, a regular at World Gym in Ocean View. O’Hara has been a member since it opened and has met many friends along the way.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 2:40am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

The NWS is predicting that rain will mix with snow starting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:44am