Ocean View


CIB to thank volunteers, provide fall fun for all

This weekend, the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will be giving thanks to their large group of volunteers for all the work they do throughout the year.

“We’ve had a thank-you event for our volunteers for a number of years now,” explained...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:42pm

Ocean View to redesign public works building after bidding fails

At the Ocean View Town Council meeting last week, Town Manager Dianne Vogel discussed the recent bid received for the construction of the town’s new public works building. Vogel reported that CB Structures Inc. was the only contractor that had...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:10pm

Information workshop planned for Route 26 improvements project

Construction to begin before end of year, according to officials

State officials will be holding a public workshop regarding the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, which is set to begin construction later this year, at South Coastal...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:08pm

Lord Baltimore successful with new traffic patterns

After traffic backed up at least 20 cars deep on Route 26 during the first week of the school year, Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s new traffic pattern has made major improvements this week.

Representatives from the Indian River School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:34am

Mighty Marlins hold bike regatta in preparation for competition

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from the former Mighty Marlins participated in a bike regatta through the Bear Trap community, in preparation for the upcoming Cycling Classic.

“We have been biking for seven years now, and we...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:27am

Police chief: LB school traffic ‘a recipe for disaster’

The second day of the 2013-2014 school year at Lord Baltimore Elementary School was attended by an unlikely group: representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation, Ocean View police and state legislators. They met Sept. 4 to...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:03am

Ocean View Historical Society to hold September barbecue

Next Saturday, the Ocean View Historical Society will be holding its second Annual September Barbecue, to raise money for the Historic Tunnell-West House, Poultry House, Post Office and the future Coastal Towns Museum.

“We just wanted...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:18am

Memory Café to include paws and people

The next Memory Café for people with memory loss and their caregivers will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, at the Ocean View Cheer Coastal Leisure Center at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The free community program...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:00am

Café on 26 offers special space, special food in chef’s dining room

Café on 26 offers a cozy spot for lunch or Sunday brunch, and they now offer dinner seven nights a week. In addition, they’ve recently begun actively showcasing their upstairs as the “chef’s dining room.” Up to 12 people can sit in the upstairs...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:22pm

Ocean View man a champion among triathletes

More than 2,700 athletes competed in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship held in Milwaukee, Wis., last weekend. Soon-to-be hometown hero Lance Fargo of Ocean View was one of them, winning the Clydesdale 40+ division and bringing...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:16pm

Royal Farms to move on to final site plan in Ocean View

Last week the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission met to review a preliminary site plan submitted by Two Farms Inc. for a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station to be located at 54 Atlantic Avenue, on Route 26, adjacent to the new...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:00am

Safety a concern for some with Royal Farms

Safety concerns were a topic of interest at Ocean View’s preliminary site plan hearing for Royal Farms this past week, although no one actually opposed the project directly, which includes a convenience store and gas station to be located at 54...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:59am

McLaughlin and Vogel work together to delineate responsibilities

This week, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the progress of the delineation of administrative responsibilities between Town Manager Dianne Vogel and Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin.

“We asked them about four months ago to come...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:59am

Royal Farms to have preliminary site review in Ocean View

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on July 18 to review a site plan submitted by Two Farms Inc. for a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station to be located at 54 Atlantic Avenue, on Route 26, adjacent to the new CVS...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:55am

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

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Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Bill Fox takes a minute out of his busy life to pose...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:47am

OVPD offers safe way to dispose of medications

The Ocean View Police Department has installed a permanent drug drop-off box in its lobby to offer the community convenient access to safe drug disposal year-round.

“We put it in about five months ago, as a follow-up to the Drug...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:50am

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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Golfers at a past Dunes Pink...

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.

“I got involved with...

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.

“I knew it was...

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