Ocean View


Bear Trap Dunes community rallies to support neighbors

On Sept. 8, residents of Bear Trap Dunes will be holding “Dick Pienta Day,” consisting of a golf tournament and dinner, to raise money for their friend and neighbor Richard “Dick” Pienta, who suffered a serious stroke in January.

“They’ve...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:17am

Tour de Har rolling through the area once again

For many people, summertime is all about spending time with family and friends, getting outside, enjoying nature and living life to the fullest. Few seized that opportunity like Harry Walls, a devoted husband and father of four who lost his...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:28am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

OV church offers luncheon to complement annual Cottage Tour

Those looking for some good old-fashioned homemade “California Chicken Salad,” plus fixin’s at a can’t-beat-it price of $10, might want to try the “Heavenly Luncheon” being hosted by the Sewing Circle at Ocean View Presbyterian Church in Ocean...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:17am

Sidewalk discussion continues in Ocean View

Discussion of plans for sidewalks in Ocean View continued this week, at a July 12 town council meeting that picked up where discussion at a June 28 council workshop had left off.

“I’m opposed to the sidewalks. I don’t think it’s something...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:56pm

Good Earth opening Farmer's Market on Friday

The Good Earth Market is getting even greener this summer with its very own farmers’ market. Beginning July 15, the market will run every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Good Earth Market parking lot in Clarksville.

“It’s a nice little...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:35pm

Yoga in Ocean View park is benefitting historical society

Those looking for a way to energize their mornings might want to consider going to the gentle yoga classes in John West Park, held each Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m.

The classes cost $5 per person and will run at least through Sept. 1....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:21pm

Salsa lessons sizzle Monday nights at Bear Trap

Looking for a place to kick up your heels? DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes will offer Monday Margarita Madness with salsa dancing Monday, July 18.

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Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Margo and Wayne...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 4:06pm

BREAKING NEWS: Freeman Stage dance/music event moved to Bear Trap

Due to impending inclement weather, Friday night’s performance of The Kitchen Sink: Music & Dance with Attack Theatre at the Freeman Stage at Bayside will be moved to The Dunes Room at DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green at Bear Trap Dunes, which is...

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 8:40am

AfterGlo brings beauty to the beach

The summertime sun and heat can be a burden for the skin, but at AfterGlo Beauty Spa in Millville, clients are finding ways to look and feel relaxed and younger. From custom-designed facials and peels, aimed at purifying the skin’s appearance, to...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 3:29pm

Consultant recommends concrete-block public works building for OV

On June 27, the Ocean View Town Council met for special workshop to discuss the town’s planned public works building.

Earlier in the year, the Town had signed an agreement with the Freeman Companies to lease an acre of land by Bear Trap...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 4:11pm

Ocean View considering review of its management structure

On June 21, the Ocean View town council held a special workshop to discuss a review of the management structure of the town.

“Everyone knows the Town of Ocean View is going to be putting in place a program to bring on a new town manager,”...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:02pm

Local boy recovering from near-drowning at community pool

A 3-year-old boy was responding to his parents and hospital personnel early this week after a near-drowning incident on Saturday, June 18.

Bob Powell, public information officer, for the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, said it seems...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:54am

Public input sought on Bayshore Marina dredging permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for public input until June 25 regarding a permit requested “to conduct hydraulic and mechanical dredging within the Indian River Bay.”

The applicants are Elmer M. Cox and Bayshore Marina Inc.,...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:53am

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal accident closes Routes 26 and 17, Burbage Road in Ocean View area

UPDATE: Police are now reporting that a Frankford woman was killed in the three-vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Roxana Road.
 
According to the Delaware State Police, the crash occurred about 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning as...

Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 3:57am

Ocean View council considers Silver Woods annexation

On June 14, the Town of Ocean View held the first public hearing for an ordinance that would annex into the town 115.59 acres owned by Silverstock Builders LLC on Beaver Dam Road with mixed-use planned-community zoning.

The proposed second...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:41am

Gardeners by the Sea holds first flower show at church

On Friday, June 10, Gardeners by the Sea held their first flower show at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Displays like this one filled Ocean View Presbyterian Church during a flower show held by...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:23am

Volunteers ready to CRASH for local mission projects

In June of 2012, a passionate local youth group will take community outreach to a new level as they host more than 400 mission workers from across the country for five days of service and fellowship.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:44am

So, a baby heron walks into a construction site

Now, whose heart doesn’t melt at the thought of helping a baby bird that’s fallen out of its nest? But what if the baby is 3 feet tall and has a foot-long spear for a beak, and its nest is 60 feet up, in the top of a tree?

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:30am

Bradley awaits judge's verdict in child sex-abuse case

Following just one day of trial, on June 7, former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley on Wednesday awaited the ruling of Delaware Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. on charges of rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of former patients....

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:32am

Ocean View police beat

OVPD makes drug bust after vehicle stop

Ocean View police this week arrested an Ocean View man on drug charges after having stopped his vehicle for a registration violation. According to the OVPD, PFC Sidney Ballentine had observed a blue...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:57am

School-based emergency drill declared a success

On June 4, the Ocean View Police Department, along with other Delaware state emergency agencies, participated in Operation School Plan Emergency Action Response (Operation SPEAR).

“Our goal is to be prepared, not just for a shooting...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:17am

WEATHER ALERT: Sussex County designates ‘cooling stations’ as extreme heat scorches region

Summer officially begins in two weeks, but already Sussex County is weathering its second blast of extreme heat this year, as daytime temperatures in the upper 90s – and heat indexes above 100 degrees – are expected to send residents and visitors...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 5:37am

New bridge on track to open in December

The new Indian River Inlet Bridge is on track to open to traffic in December, transportation officials reported this week, with the two sides of the bridge expected to meet sometime in October.

According to the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:07pm

Ronald McDonald House benefits Ocean View

Ocean View has added a new modern-style jungle gym to the John West Park, thanks to a grant from the Ronald McDonald House.

The town was awarded a total of $12,000 in grant monies, with a $4,000 grant from the national organization, based...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

Coons and Carper to attend local event

The 38th District Democratic Committee is sponsoring its annual Picnic in the Park event at John West Park in Ocean View, on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 3 p.m.

“This event was well attended last year and was a huge success,” organizers...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:49pm

School emergency drill planned for Saturday at Lord Baltimore

On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Millville Volunteer Fire Department, Delaware State Police and other state agencies, will hold a closed School Plan Emergency Action Response (SPEAR)...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:42pm

Police Beat-Ocean View area

Sorority treasurer arrested for theft

Delaware State Police arrested an Ocean View woman for allegedly stealing more than $4,000 from a sorority that she served as treasurer.

Police said they received a call from Laura Tedesco, the...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:41pm

OV council approves controversial sidewalk ordinance

The Ocean View Town Council on May 24 voted 3-1 to amend the town code so that any new sidewalks erected within the town following the date the adoption of the ordinance and accepted by the Town, will make the Town responsible for the repair,...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:19am

Police Beat--Ocean View burglary, DUI arrests

Ocean View police interrupt robbery, arrest suspect

Ocean View police officers this week arrested a wanted theft suspect who was seen peeking into cars at a local restaurant and interrupted an apparent robbery in progress at another local...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:07am

Coons and Carper to attend Ocean View's Picnic in the Park

The 38th District Democratic Committee is sponsoring its annual Picnic in the Park event at John West Park in Ocean View, on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 3 p.m.
“This event was well attended last year and was a huge success,” organizers...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:43am

Reopened Assawoman Canal provides newfound opportunities for boaters

“Lifetimes have passed” and “not in my lifetime” have been familiar thoughts for many in the area when it comes to the dredging of one local waterway, but for a local business owner, the timing is just right.

Coastal Point • R. Chris...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:41am

Ocean View continues to talk, debate sidewalks in town

The second public hearing for an ordinance to add an article to the Ocean View town code relating to curbing, paving and duties of adjacent property owners was held on May 17.

As the proposed ordinance amendment reads, “After acceptance by...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:41am

Jerns named Teacher of the Year at Lord Baltimore

Jennifer Jerns said she enjoys teaching fourth grade, where she can interact with students on a higher level.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter:
Lord Baltimore Elementary School teacher Jennifer Jerns was recently honored as the school’s...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:47am

James Farm 'going native' for annual plant sale

Interested in finding out which plants attract butterflies or which ones are low maintenance?

The Center for the Inland Bays is inviting everyone out to their annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:37am

LB Fun Festival set for May 21

The school year is nearly over, and that means plenty of fun on tap for the school-age crowd. But on May 21, kids of all ages can get together for some pre-vacation fun at Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fun Festival.

The annual event...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:13am

D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian offers authentic eats at down-home prices

The D’Ortone family always wanted quality Italian food at the beach, without the beach prices.

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From homemade sauce to fresh, hand-breaded chicken cutlets, D’Ortone’s Homestyle Italian restaurant offers classic Chicken...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:52am

Ocean View welcoming back friends and days of yore at Homecoming event

On Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, the Town of Ocean View, with the help of the Ocean View Historical Society, will host the town’s annual Homecoming event in John West Park.

The free event, which was started in...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:12am

Local 5K’s offer summertime fitness plan

The days are getting sunnier and warmer, the pollen levels are finally subsiding, and summer is quickly approaching. For many looking to get into a healthier lifestyle, improve their well-being or just get outside a little more these summer...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:48am

Local servicemen respond to Bin Laden's death

In the late hours of May 1, more than 56 million Americans gathered around their televisions to watch President Barack Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

According to officials, last August, the White House received...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 6:38am

Mediacom franchise hearing held in Ocean View

On May 3, Ocean View held a public hearing to hear residents’ comments and concerns regarding the town’s renewal of their franchise agreement with the cable television and Internet service provider Mediacom.

“We’re jointly trying to...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 5:16am

Fundraiser aims to help Gichner family in time of need

For anyone living in coastal Sussex County, chances are they know the Gichner family. Whether they or their child had Joanne Gichner as a teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, or played soccer at River Soccer Club or went to school with...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:58am

CRASH participates in '30 Hour' famine

From April 29 through 30, 25 youths from the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s Creating Revolution and Saving Hearts (CRASH) Youth Ministries participated in the 30-Hour Famine, a nationwide fast powered by World Vision.

“The...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:57am

Local scouts display dedication to reach Eagle status

Jacob Townsend may only be in eighth grade at Lighthouse Christian School but he’s already hard at work trying to receive his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Al, Jacob and...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38am

Ocean View awards grant to MVFC, swears in new council

On April 26 the town of Ocean View awarded Millville Volunteer Fire Company with a grant of $68,000 from their Emergency Services Enhancement Fund.

“They do an outstanding job,” said Mayor Gordon Wood.

MVFC Chief Richie Walls...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:34am

Ocean View solicits response to Mediacom

On May 3 at 6 p.m. at town hall, the town of Ocean View will hold a public hearing to solicit public input about the town’s cable operator Mediacom and to “identify future cable-related community needs.”

Ocean View teamed with Bethany...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:21am

New owner at Ocean View Animal Hospital puts emphasis on quality care

Over the past seven years, Dr. John D. Maniatty’s veterinary practice in Ocean City, Md. has been catering to pets and their owners throughout the community, offering medicine, surgical services and dentistry. Earlier this month, he broadened his...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:42am

OV Homecoming to feature Navy Cruisers band

The tradition of “Homecoming” in Ocean View began in 1902 and continued through the beginning of World War II. The idea was to choose a day for family and friends who had lived in the area but moved away to come back and visit. It was a very...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:55am

"Reviving the Dead Ladies," April 28 at Ocean View Town Hall--Online edition only

It’s hard to believe in this day and age that there was a time that women could not vote or own land without having a husband. With more women working outside the home and many women heading up households, it seems like ancient history. For that...

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:20am