Ocean View

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.

Coastal Point • Maria...

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.

Coastal Point

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

Public input requested Friday for Assawoman Canal Trail plan

After two years of planning, the Assawoman Canal Trail Concept Plan is ready for another round of public discussion.

A committee of local citizens and officials partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:54am

A flag with meaning

In the hectic transition into summer, it’s easy to get caught up in everything from barbecues and beach time to vacations with friends and family. But for Audra Brasure and her family, there was something else on their mind this season.


Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:54am

Tidewater to host healthy-living event on Tuesday, Sept. 27

With a keen eye on improving physical health and putting a focus on childhood obesity, Tidewater Physical Therapy will host a wellness event on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The event, titled “A Community Celebration of Healthy Eating & Living,”...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:45am

Ocean View approves police title bumps, gets historical

The Ocean View Town Council voted this week to upgrade the ranks of Ocean View Police Department officers, as proposed by Police Chief Ken McLaughlin and discussed at the August workshop.

In the proposed organizational chart, officers...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 4:39am

WIne tasting and auction to benefit Kappes Foundation

As heartbreaking as it must be to have a sick child in the hospital, what about all the people who have a sick child in the hospital but cannot afford to be there with them? What about the people who have insult added to injury because they can’t...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:39pm

Mayor pleased, proud of Ocean View's response to Irene

The Mid-Atlantic coast was spared a disaster from Irene! Loss of strength in North Carolina, a more favorable track than once predicted, the timing of maximum storm and low lunar tide and the significant evacuation success all contributed to...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:04am

State’s first-ever hurricane leaves damage, flooding in its wake

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:35am

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Area begins recovery from Hurricane Irene, with mostly minor damage reported

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene on Sunday, dealing with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs. Gov. Jack Markell lifted a travel ban and evacuation orders for at-risk areas as of...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:50pm

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