Ocean View


Volunteers to pull together to build pens for James farms peacocks

After roaming free on Cedar Neck for an estimated 15 years, the peacocks at James Farm have been captured and penned.

At the beginning of August, the Delaware Department of Agriculture notified peacock owner Diane Turner of complaints...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:53am

Ocean View council rejects bids for public works building

The Town of Ocean View held a special meeting last week to unanimously approve a resolution rejecting all bids received for the construction of the town’s proposed public works building.

“I think everyone here on the council is aware that...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:35am

Ocean View hires Vogel as new town manager

Earlier this week, the Town of Ocean View unanimously approved the ratification of an employment contract hiring Dianne Vogel as the town’s new town manager.

Dianne Vogel

“She was the most qualified,” said Tom Sheeran who chaired...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:32pm

Delaware Burn Camp set to be held at Camp Barnes

In two weeks, 14 children from all over Delaware, as well as some from Pennsylvania and Maryland, will be visiting Camp Barnes for the Fourth Annual Delaware Burn Camp.

“The camp came about because of some thought there was a need for a...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:48pm

Resident takes on bike safety issues

Ocean View bicyclists, beware!

Special to the Coastal Point • George Walter
This bike lane on Central Avenue abruptly ends, with an arrow implying the lane continues on. This is just one of several concerns for bicyclists in the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:29pm

Juice Box offers more than just juice

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown Bethany Beach, in a quaint little storefront in Ocean View, delicious and nutritious juices are now on offer. Juicebox opened its doors about two weeks ago and has already begun to flourish as locals...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:23pm

Tunnell-West to be listed on National Registry of Historic Places

Earlier this month, the Ocean View Historical Society received some exciting news — the Tunnell-West house, the society’s labor of love, will be listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“It’s an accomplishment that I feel really...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:26am

Three-day camp includes athletes from all over state

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from all over the state journeyed to Camp Barnes to participate in a three-day summer camp.

“Back in 2000, we really wanted to provide our athletes...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:25am

Pin Hunting: Bear Trap Dunes

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Ocean View provides golfers with one of the most unique experiences in the entire state, with three nine-hole courses that make any outing different than the last time. Known as the Grizzly, the Kodiak and the Black...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 4:51am

DelDOT assembling working group for Route 26 project

Construction on Route 26 is unlikely to begin until spring of 2013 at the earliest, but DelDOT is already starting public outreach. Select community members along Atlantic Avenue have received invitations to join the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:30am

Popular annual Heavenly Luncheon to be held next week

Those attending the Beach to Bay Cottage Tour (or anybody with a taste for homemade California-style chicken salad) can take a break from the annual event and stop by Ocean View Presbyterian Church for lunch on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday,...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 2:42am

Tour de Har fundraiser combating pulmonary fibrosis for fifth year

Nearly two decades ago, Harry Walls organized a bike ride for friends and families, in an effort to encapsulate summertime at the beach and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The ride quickly gained popularity, but Walls’ health was rapidly...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:38am

Ocean View town manager search down to three candidates

The Ocean View Town Manager Search Committee is again ready to select a candidate to manage the Town. After a brief executive session this week, the town council unanimously voted to allow Councilman Tom Sheeran and the committee the authority to...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:00am

Ocean View native carries Olympic torch through England

For making a positive difference in her community and inspiring others, Ocean View resident Marisa Grimes — a 2010 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School — was one of 10 teenagers from across the United States selected by Coca-Cola to be an...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:42am

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:15am

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ocean View native to carry Olympic torch July 9

For making a positive difference in her community and inspiring others, Ocean View resident Marisa Grimes — a 2010 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School — was one of 10 teenagers from across the United States selected by Coca-Cola to be an...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 3:40pm

Annual Ocean View bike safety checkpoint set for July 12

The 7th Annual Ocean View Bicycle Safety Checkpoint will take place on Thursday, July 12, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Taylor Bank in Ocean View.

“We started a number of years ago, and that was in response to a number of bike-related accidents...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:56am

Rice begins 50 Paintings Celebrating 50 Years of Painting challenge

Paintings to form foundation of inspirational card line

Artist Ellen Rice is beginning a challenge this week — to create 50 paintings in 10 weeks and to use those paintings to inspire.

Special to the Coastal Point • Duane Whitman:...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:19am

Ocean View P&Z approves final site plan for CVS pharmacy

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved the final site plan for the planned CVS pharmacy to be located at 54 Atlantic Avenue, just west of West Avenue on Route 26.

During the review, Ocean View...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:10am

Local builder aims to construct 100-percent American-made

Foodies can “vote with their dollars” by buying locally grown produce or fair-trade items, and one local homebuilder is proving that builders can put their dollars into something they believe in, as well.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 4:33am

Local man proves that, with fitness, it’s never too late to start

Finding an excuse not to work out or hit the gym is often much easier than mustering up the strength and self-discipline to actually get there. But what many people fail to realize is that personal fitness is much more than shedding pounds to get...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:24am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Concerts to be held in Millsboro, Ocean View parks

With the summer season fully underway, many towns are offering residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment.

“In July we have three; two in August and one September,” said Millsboro Chamber of Commerce...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:07pm

Beach Cottage to hold annual Artisan Tent Show Saturday

Local artists will be out and about this weekend at the Beach Cottage near Bethany Beach, for the store’s annual Artisan Tent Show on June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s just a fun thing,” said Beach Cottage owner Carol Schneider. “It...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:03pm

Ocean View discusses use of DOC prisoners, solar panels

The Ocean View Town Council met earlier this week to discuss the possible use of Delaware Department of Corrections work-release prisoners to do outdoor maintenance for the Town.

Public Works Director Charlie McMullen said that council had...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:26am

Local volunteers pack meals for hungry children in distant lands

As many people flocked to the beach or a golf course this past weekend, with sunny days and temperatures in the high 80s, volunteers at Ocean View Presbyterian Church were packing meals for the hungry. In as little as 90 minutes, more than 10,000...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 5:31am

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

Publisher passes on memories of Lewis' Flower Shop

Last week, I got a phone call from a friend, giving me a heads up that Lewis’ Flower Shop on Central Avenue in Ocean View was being torn down. I knew that it was only a matter of time. The property had been for sale, and it had been empty for so...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:48am

State offers updates on statewide pathways projects

Those traveling along Fred Hudson Road north of Bethany Beach may have noticed some work in the area in recent weeks. DelDOT maintenance crews have been making a final connection in the path from Delaware Seashore State Park across Fred Hudson...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:29pm

Coastal Point publisher inducted into IRHS Hall of Fame

Graduates past and present are being honored this month at Indian River High School. The celebrations began last week, when the newly reinstated IRHS Alumni Association welcomed Susan Lyons, a member of the Class of 1973, to the IRHS Hall of Fame...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:55pm

Ocean View approves Ocean View Beach Club preliminary site plan

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously last week to approve the preliminary site plan for a residential planned community (RPC) to be located on Muddy Neck Road.

The project, formerly known as Canal Landing, has...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 8:00am

Postal Service consolidation plans expected to have minimal local impact

While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
The Dagsboro post cut...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:55am

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

LB student wins statewide teacher appreciation essay contest

It’s always encouraging to hear that you’re doing a good job. And Mary Kreger, a fourth-grade teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, got the highest praise when one of her students won the state’s 2012 Teacher Appreciation Essay Contest....

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:40am

Curves ladies offer support and recipes

This is the second of two columns on the lovely ladies from Curves workout center in Ocean View. If you want to know all about the workout schedules, check out the first column online at CoastalPoint.com. Today, I’m delighted to share uplifting...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 3:44am

LB gears up for annual Fun Festival

School is usually the last place kids want to go on a Saturday, but this weekend, Lord Baltimore Elementary is the place to be.

LB will host its annual springtime Fun Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students and their...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:41pm

Mediacom representative meets with Ocean View residents

Glen Bisogno, director of area operations for Mediacom, met with Ocean View residents last week to speak about the cable provider’s work in the community and address citizens’ concerns.

“Our network is as reliable as any of our other...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:34pm

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

Seaquels settled in to new digs

When Kathy Green and Cindy Davis first teamed up to bring Seaquels to the Delaware shore, they had no idea of the success that was in store for the region’s first furniture consignment shop. Now, three years later, Seaquels has become a favorite...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 3:50pm

Christians can get in the spirit at Mariner’s Bethel concert

In an event that is promised to be more than just a concert, this weekend, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will host a musical worship experience with the band 2nd Sunday. Audiences can enjoy original 2nd Sunday music, as well as...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 3:19pm

Ocean View discusses quick departure of new town manager

Following Rick Konrad’s departure on April 27, two weeks into his tenure as town manager, the Ocean View Town Council met to discuss his resignation.

Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader noted that the Town had entered into a contractual...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:13am

OV Homecoming offers to entertain the whole family

This Saturday, May 12, rain or shine, the Town of Ocean View will host its third annual Homecoming, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in John West Park.

“A great many hours have been spent this year planning the event, and it looks like we may luck...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:12am

The Dirt -- A 25-year passion for all things chlorophyll

This week marks my 25th anniversary at Lord’s Landscaping. Not bad for what was supposed to be a two-week job. Sometimes life just pushes you where you’re supposed to be.

Coastal Point • Bob Bertram
Ginger Hogan celebrates 25 years...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:21am

Stong honored as Lord Baltimore Teacher of the Year

“She teaches us a lot of skills … and that there is more than one way to solve a problem.”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Ryan Furman, left, and Colin Hudson, right, stand with their award-winning teacher, Lord Baltimore Elementary...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:03am

CIB to host popular annual native plant sale on Saturday

The Center for the Inland Bays will hold its Eighth Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological Preserve near Ocean View, offering not only plants for sale but information, education, children’s...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 8:31am

Ocean View to hold public hearing on Mediacom agreement

The Town of Ocean View will be holding a public hearing on May 8, at 6 p.m. to allow residents to meet with a senior representative from cable provider Mediacom.

“It is to provide Ocean View an opportunity to talk directly with a senior...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:48am

La Vita Bella brings Italian tranquility to Delaware's beaches

In Italy, the term “la vita é bella” is a familiar phrase, translating to “the beautiful life” in English. And right here in Sussex County, Lois Saraceni and her staff at La Vita Bella Day Spa are attempting to invoke that same vibe, providing...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:40am

OV approves bids for salary study, paving work

Last week, the Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop to review and approve bids for an employee classification and compensation study.

The purpose of the study is to “analyze the duties and responsibilities of the town’s...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:29am

Coastal Point staff takes home 42 awards in regional contest

The staff of the Coastal Point has once again been recognized for their work in putting together a newspaper each week.

The Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association (MDDC) recognizes the best of editorial and advertising work in print...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:16am

OV BoA approves special exception for assisted-living facility

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment this week unanimously approved an application for a special exception submitted by Robert Thornton of Silver Woods.

Thornton’s request for a special exception allows for an independent and assisted living...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:15am