Ocean View


BREAKING NEWS: Power remains out in Bethany, parts of Ocean View; no damage to boardwalk, OV homes

From Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin (7 a.m. Sunday):

At this time, no damage to property has been reported in Ocean View.  Power outage remains east of West Avenue in Ocean View and throughout Bethany Beach.

Reports from the...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Police withdraw to station, power out in Ocean View and Bethany, downed trees reported

UPDATED (8:45 p.m.) Conditions in Ocean View remain the same.  Reports have been received that a tornado touched down in the Lewes area and 15 homes were damaged/destroyed.

The National Guard has assigned a unit to the OV EOC.  National...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:00pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Ocean View council, chief discuss police title bumps

The Ocean View Town Council held its monthly workshop on Aug. 23 to discuss replacing the 2010 Police Department Organizational Chart with new organizational structure.

“What we’re looking at is to make some modifications to the titles,”...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:01pm

Ocean View police briefs

Police arrest Ocean View manon drug charges

Ocean View police this week arrested a 43-year-old Ocean View man on drug charges, following a traffic stop. OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin said an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Atlantic...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:52pm

Local Verizon workers join in regional strike, demonstrate

Workers from the Communication Workers of America union (CWA 13101 in Delaware) were spotted demonstrating outside a locked Verizon facility on Route 26 in Ocean View last week, as the union awaited contract negotiations with the...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:49am

Ocean View votes down proposed sidewalk trust fund

The Ocean View Town Council this week voted not to create a sidewalk-maintenance trust fund, on a split 3-2 vote, with concerns expressed about which sidewalks would and would not be covered by the maintenance fund.

“This does not refer to...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:49am

Mentoring in school and in the kitchen

“School days. School days. Good old golden rule days.”

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Bonnie Crowther, the mentor coordinator for John M. Clayton Elementary School, shares some of her favorite recipes for this week's Marie’s Kitchen....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:21pm

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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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?

Coastal Point...

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