Ocean View

Tunnell-West House eligible for register

Members of the Ocean View Historical Society were in Dover last week to present the Tunnell-West House, formerly known as the Shores House, to the State Review Board for Historic Preservation, in the hopes of being added to the National Register...

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:26am

Bostaph expanding choices at Café on 26

The Café on 26 in Ocean View has undergone a few changes. One of the former owners, Cathy Berzins, has struck out on her own to develop her own line of gluten-free food products. Maria Fraser is now sole proprietor and has promoted Jason Bostaph...

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:42am

OV residents oppose commercial rezoning under 2010 plan

The Ocean View Town Council held the first reading of an ordinance to repeal the existing zoning map and then enact a new map, in accordance with the town’s adopted 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).

John Sergovic, attorney for the...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:34am

How to battle the bulge in 2012

The first wealth is health.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook
The early morning crew and gym-goers at World Gym in Ocean View.

B.J. Pietryak is a personal trainer and fitness director at...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:36am

Ocean View couple delivers Beebe’s New Year’s baby

The arrival of January brought a new year – and a visit from the stork – to Shannon Pershing and Kevin Kovach of Ocean View. Their new son, Cody Thomas Pershing, was the first baby born at Beebe Medical Center in 2012.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 2:26am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Keen set to retire after 34 years of serving Ocean View

After 34 years of service to the Town of Ocean View, Tax Receiver Betty Jane “B.J.” Keen is retiring from her position.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Betty Jane ‘B.J.’ Keen is ready to retire from Ocean View after 34 years.


Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:02am

Ocean View residents voice frustration about notifications

The residents of Foxwood in Ocean View recently voiced their frustration with the town’s lack of notification to their development regarding the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).

The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:30pm

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
Police said that, about 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 23, a black man entered Holts Liquors located on Atlantic Avenue...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:30am

Repeal of WIchmann censure spurs continued discussion

A repeal of the censure against former Ocean View councilman Bill Wichmann was passed unanimously last week by the current town council, but rather than ending the long-running controversy, the vote seems to have ensured that the censure and the...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:07am

Ocean View church granted variance for sign

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted unanimously this week to approve a variance request from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church seeking to “replace an existing sign to complement the structure by incorporating a number of permissible...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:40am

Ocean View search committee continues to receive resumes

The search committee seeking a new manager for the Town of Ocean View has continued to meet weekly to discuss the committee’s procedures in reviewing prospective applicants following the Nov. 8 unanimous council vote to terminate former town...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:39am

OV council lifts censure of Wichmann

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Dec. 13 to repeal the censure of former town councilman Bill Wichmann.

“In 2006, the Ocean View Town Council voted to censure its own,” said Councilman Tom Sheeran. “Now, having reviewed all of...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:55am

BREAKING NEWS: Survey results show Bethany citizenry favors Assawoman Canal Trail

Bethany Beach officials on Dec. 15 announced the results, to date, from a survey the Town sent out to its citizens on Nov. 9 regarding support and opposition to the proposed Assawoman Canal Trail project, which would run along the Assawoman Canal...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:19am

Ocean View to hold Carols in the Park

The Town of Ocean View will hold the 28th Annual Carols in the Park on Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Last year’s ‘Carols in the Park’ brought locals together to sing the songs of the season during...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:35am

Mariner's to hold annual LIve Nativity

On Monday, Dec. 19, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its Ninth Annual Live Nativity.

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Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Live Nativity on Monday, Dec. 19.


Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:31am

New owner pulls into station for the holidays at Seaside Hobbies

Decorating around the holidays has become a tradition, synonymous with the Christmas season, from lights and garland and stockings on the mantle to the iconic evergreen that seems to flood a room with holiday cheer. But for many, including Craig...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:18am

OV Search Committee and council move forward in town manager search

The Ocean View Search Committee met on Nov. 28 to discuss the advertisement and the receipt of résumés for the town manager position.

The committee was formed following the Nov. 8 town council meeting, at which it was announced that the...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:23am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

OV Search Committee discusses timeline to hire town manager

The Ocean View Search Committee met on Nov. 18 to discuss possible motions on the Town’s management structure, as well as job descriptions and salary options for the town manager and finance director.

The committee was formed following the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:41am

'Kool' fundraiser benefits LB Women's Club

The Kool Bean Bistro in Ocean View hosted a daylong fundraiser for Lord Baltimore Women’s Club on Nov. 11. Money raised from an auction and 50/50 drawing, as well as a percentage of all restaurant sales that day, helped the group raise nearly $...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 5:50am

Brubaker takes over as interim town manager

Following the announcement on Nov. 8 that the Ocean View Town Council had voted unanimously to immediately terminate outgoing Town Manager Conway Gregory’s employment contract with the town, without cause, the council appointed Finance Director...

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:38am

Ocean View council votes to oust Gregory

At its Nov. 8 council meeting, the Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously to terminate Town Manager Conway Gregory’s employment contract with the town, without cause.


“The town council deems it in the best interest of...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:44am

Lawless proposes shift to one-way traffic for Woodland Avenue

Ocean View Town Councilman Bob Lawless this week discussed the idea of converting Woodland Avenue, from the intersection of Atlantic and Woodland Avenues south to the intersection of Woodland and Central Avenues and east of Ventral and West...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:40am

Church’s Nativity Festival to share collections and stories

The Ocean View Presbyterian Church is offering a unique way to celebrate the holiday season, with their first annual Nativity Festival.

The free festival, which will be held on Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., was spearheaded by parishioner...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:47am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Ocean View hears from residents at hearing on IPA study

The town of Ocean View held a public hearing on Nov. 1 to solicit comments from citizens regarding the town’s future management structure and the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration (IPA) study, which was commissioned by...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:40am

Historic Pop Parsons store remembered in Ocean View

It was standing-room-only at the old Ocean View town hall on Oct. 19 as townsfolk gathered to reminisce and hear the history of Pop Parsons’ general store. The Ocean View Historical Society hosted an evening with Dr. J. Robert “Bob” Parsons,...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:30am

OV council reiterates support for Assawoman Canal project

On Oct. 25, Ocean View Councilwoman Michelle Steffens again raised the topic of a town resolution requesting that the state of Delaware and its agencies seek funding for the Assawoman Canal Pathway project. At their Oct. 11 meeting, the town...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:28am

G&E Hocker's celebrates 40 years of business

G&E Hocker’s, owned by Gerald and Emily Hocker, has been a local staple for years. Whether you go there for the fried chicken, fresh produce, or even hardware advice — it’s the local’s grocer that has it all.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:59am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

OV continue to discuss management study ahead of hearing

On Oct. 25, the Ocean View held a town council workshop to discuss a report from the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration (IPA), reviewing the town’s organizational structure.

In September, the council had solicited...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:11am

Chef Derek Woodhouse is one Kool Bean

Chef Derek Woodhouse began working as a sous-chef at Kool Bean Café in Ocean View more than five years ago, but he is now the head chef there. Originally from Baltimore, Md., Derek is a huge Baltimore Ravens fan.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:33am

Suspects linked to five burglaries in Plantation Park

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit detectives this week charged a Frankford man and woman in connection with five residential burglaries that took place Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, in Plantation Park, west of Ocean View.

The DSP...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:49am

DEA, local agencies collecting and disposing of drugs

In an effort to slow down the rampant prescription drug abuse plaguing both this community and the nation as a whole, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding another national drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:47am

Trunk-or-treat Bible-based event set for Ocean View

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Ocean View Church of Christ will be holding their own kind of trick-or-treating. Trunk-or Treat – according to Angela Rodkey, whose husband, Vince, is the youth and family minister at the church – is an event the church...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:45am

Fire Prevention Week held at LB

On Oct. 13, Lord Baltimore Elementary School students and staff, along with members of the Bethany Beach and Millville volunteer fire companies, commenced a week of activities highlighting fire safety, in recognition of Fire Prevention Week....

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:30am

OV to hold public meeting about future management structure

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Town of Ocean View will hold a public meeting and workshop to help inform residents about a report produced by the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Affairs regarding the town’s organizational structure.


Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:05am

Lyme Disease Association continues education efforts

Representatives from the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (LDAESM) hosted a meeting this week at the Ocean View Police Department. In addition to their monthly meetings, they have hosted other events on the Delmarva...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:59am

Dickens Parlour Theatre to feature comedy murder-mystery

Bethany Beach playwright Bob Davis is returning to the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville with a staged reading of “Pretty Face, Pretty Lies,” a comedy murder-mystery. It marks Davis’ 12th full-length feature play. Starting at 6 p.m. on...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:31am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

OV council discusses future town management structure, IPA study

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop to discuss the town’s management structure going into the future.

In September, the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA) was contracted...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:51am

Ocean View discusses drainage issues, proposed canal trail

With Phase One of the West View drainage project now on the books, Ocean View Town Council members on Oct. 11 discussed ongoing drainage issues in the town as they begin to consider what to do next to address the problems.

Town Manager...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:10am

Citizens consider Assawoman Canal Trail at meeting

There is still much planning before the Assawoman Canal Trail can be built – and many concerns to overcome. More than 100 people attended a public meeting on Sept. 30 to review the Assawoman Canal Trail concept plan, which has been in development...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:12pm

Charlie K’s to hold benefit for Friends of the Fallen

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charlie K’s BBQ in Ocean View will be hosting a benefit for Friends of the Fallen, a non-profit, community-based organization that provides services and assistance to families who have lost a loved one...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:37pm

OV Historical Society makes strides toward museum with donations

In January 2008, residents of Ocean View assembled the Ocean View Historical Society, an organization established to record and celebrate the town’s history, as well as preserve the memories that many residents, new and old, have shared. Now with...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 3:12pm

Mariner’s Bethel offering free lunches at new soup kitchen

Anyone having some trouble making ends meet can find some relief every Thursday at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, thanks to the new Feed My Sheep soup ministry. The weekly soup kitchen will serve a free lunch to anyone from 11 a.m. to...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:36pm