Ocean View


BREAKING NEWS: Eakle calls on candidates to help plan assistance for hurricane-threatened residents

Delaware Senate District 20 candidate Rick Eakle (D) on Friday asked his fellow Sussex County candidates in the Nov. 6 elections to put aside their political differences ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Sandy and gather to plan...

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:05am

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:19pm

Ocean View dedicates solar carport

Earlier this week, the Town of Ocean View, along with state officials, dedicated the town’s solar carport.
“Sunny days are more important than ever to Ocean View today,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood. “An old English proverb goes, ‘Make...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:56pm

Ocean View adjusts employee salaries

The Town of Ocean View held a special meeting this week at which they unanimously approved the total amount of funds budgeted for compensation adjustments for salaries of all employees, in accordance with the salary structure they had previously...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:47pm

County P&Z takes more time to consider Castaways Bethany

There is still no decision from the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission regarding the proposed Castaways Bethany LLC mixed-use project. At their Oct. 11 meeting, Commission Chairman Robert Wheatley did say that a recommendation to the...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:19pm

Firefighters make fire prevention awards to LB students this week

Last week, Lord Baltimore Elementary students crowded into their gymnasium for the culmination of fire prevention week, with an awards ceremony for students.

Coastal Point • Maria Counts
Firefighters from local companies stand...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:12pm

Ocean View to dedicate solar carport next Tuesday

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, along with the Town of Ocean View, will hold a private dedication of the Town’s solar carport.

In 2010, the Town of Ocean View was awarded an...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:51pm

Point publisher Lyons honored with Lighthouse Award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Member Celebration and Awards Ceremony last week, and they honored Coastal Point publisher Susan Lyons with the Chamber’s prestigious Lighthouse Award.

Coastal Point • R. Chris...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:14pm

Ocean View Town Council acts on consultant’s salary study

The Ocean View Town Council voted 4-0 this week to approve and implement the compensation study — a 43-page document suggesting that the Town maintain a 14-grade pay structure — conducted by consultant Charles Hendricks.

Mayor Gordon Wood...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:30pm

OVPD holds Watch meeting following string of burglaries

In the past month, Ocean View has been hit with a string of thefts by what police said they believe are suspects looking for cash, and Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin held a Neighborhood Watch meeting earlier this week to urge residents to...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:27pm

VFW Soupmaster To Bowen shares his love of cooking

When I recently highlighted recipes from members of VFW Post #7234 at Quillens Point in Ocean View, I met Chef Tom Bowen, who prepares meals Tuesdays through Saturdays all year ’round. I asked him to share some of his recipes with us.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:59pm

Ocean View P&Z recommends restaurant waiting-area ordinance to council

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission met recently to unanimously recommend that an ordinance amending the Land Use and Development Code of the town by restricting the use of outdoor seating areas and providing for “waiting-area bars”...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:06am

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

Route 26 Working Group gets first look at project

DelDOT has turned its sights on Route 26, but this time, they gave plenty of notice.

Community leaders filled the South Coastal Library meeting room Sept. 24 to discuss the State Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, slated to begin...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:32am

Route 26 Working Group gets first look at project

DelDOT has turned its sights on Route 26, but this time, they gave plenty of notice.

Community leaders filled the South Coastal Library meeting room Sept. 24 to discuss the State Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, slated to begin...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:32am

Castaways project decision held up by continuing consideration

No decision has been made yet on the proposed rezoning for the Castaways Bethany project, as the county council deferred action this week while waiting for a recommendation from Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Castaways...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:22am

Castaways project decision held up by continuing consideration

No decision has been made yet on the proposed rezoning for the Castaways Bethany project, as the county council deferred action this week while waiting for a recommendation from Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Castaways...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:22am

Ocean View BoA rejects narrower streets for Windansea

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 this week to reject an application for a variance submitted by Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. on behalf of Windansea LLC, the developer of the proposed Ocean View Beach Club community. The variance...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:19am

Ocean View BoA rejects narrower streets for Windansea

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 this week to reject an application for a variance submitted by Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. on behalf of Windansea LLC, the developer of the proposed Ocean View Beach Club community. The variance...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:19am

Area police participating in Drug Take-Back this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law-enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

“It’s a completely anonymous way of properly...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:03am

OVHS to hold free talk on Civil War, featuring Tom Ryan

The Ocean View Historical Society has been working to preserve the area’s history and educate the community through various outlets, including their preservation of the Tunnell-West House and their history lecture series.

“Our main goal is...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:40am

OV study finds salaries fall below market comparison

Charles Hendricks of Hendricks and Associates Inc. this week presented the Ocean View Town Council with his firm’s completed classification and compensation study for town employees.

Hendricks he said found the Town to be below market...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:07pm

OV study finds salaries fall below market comparison

Charles Hendricks of Hendricks and Associates Inc. this week presented the Ocean View Town Council with his firm’s completed classification and compensation study for town employees.

Hendricks he said found the Town to be below market...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:07pm

OVPD to again participate in drug take-back event

The National Drug Take Back Day event is on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 28 collection sites located throughout Delaware. The event gives the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:47pm

Hearing on Castaways project elicits strong response

In a marathon four-hour meeting with more than 100 opponents present and hundreds more making their opinions known through letters of opposition, Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners this week deferred action on the application of...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:48pm

Good works and good food from the VFW

When I first met with the men and women of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 to write my first column about them two weeks ago, I was overwhelmed by the level of service they provide locally, statewide and nationwide.

Coastal Point • File photo...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:12pm

Good works and good food from the VFW

When I first met with the men and women of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 to write my first column about them two weeks ago, I was overwhelmed by the level of service they provide locally, statewide and nationwide.

Coastal Point • File photo...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:12pm

Hearings begin on campground, cottage, amusement facility

A proposal to build a campground, multi-family dwellings and an outdoor amusement facility on 38.5 acres on Cedar Neck Road near Ocean View was set to be the subject of three public hearings this week, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. before the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:17pm

OV man arrested after barricading himself in Bethany Bay condo

Monday evening, 26-year-old Joshua Dean Howard of Ocean View was arrested following a four-hour standoff with Delaware State Police.

Coastal Point • Submitted
First responders on the scene at a barricade situation in Bethany Bay....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:39pm

OV man arrested after barricading himself in Bethany Bay condo

Monday evening, 26-year-old Joshua Dean Howard of Ocean View was arrested following a four-hour standoff with Delaware State Police.

Coastal Point • Submitted
First responders on the scene at a barricade situation in Bethany Bay....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:39pm

Ocean View Police Briefs

Man arrested for fourth-offense DUI

Police this week arrested an Ocean View man on a fourth-offense DUI charge. According to the OVPD, Brendan S. McPadden, 51, was arrested Aug. 23 after an officer stopped his vehicle for an equipment...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:17pm

A post-full of recipes from the VFW

When I received an email from Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 Jr. Vice Commander Fulton Loppatto, asking me to highlight the fine work, fine people and fine food of Post 7234, located at the end of Cedar Neck Road on the Indian River Bay at Quillens...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:40pm

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