Ocean View


Ryan's Kitchen

Editor’s Note: One of our most popular pieces in the Coastal Point has been Marie’s Kitchen — a column written by Marie Cook that lets readers into the lives and secrets of some of the area’s finest cooks. This week, we flipped the script and...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:31pm

OV starting new volunteer program

At their meeting on Nov. 16, the Ocean View Town Council formed a committee to look into creating a new Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) group, after an independent study conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:12am

Southern Sussex Rotary donates to John West Park

On Monday, Nov. 8, Chris Theis and Brendan Garfield Crotty of the Southern Sussex Rotary were joined by Ocean View Town Manager Conway Gregory and Public Works Director Charles McMullen in John West Park to dedicate a bench to the park.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 3:40am

Mariner’s to hold annual Trail Run and Walk

On Nov. 14, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church will hold its 8th Annual Mariner’s Bethel Trail Run and Walk. The event will take place, rain or shine, at the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge at Camp Barnes.

“It’s just good fun,” said Mandy...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:01am

DiFebo-Osias honored as top chef, businesswoman

Ask any woman, wife and mother who also has a career outside her home why she does what she does and hardly ever is the answer “for the recognition.” As long as the kids are fed and happy, and the job that brings in the paycheck gets done, too,...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:53am

Ocean View recommended to hire additional officer

Consultant Joseph Blackburn on Oct. 19 presented to the Ocean View Town Council a technical assistance study of the Ocean View Police Department that was conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The 12-page...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:48am

Four-month investigation nets 18 drug arrests

Local and state police forces this week concluded a four-month investigation into drug sales in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Ocean View areas with the arrest of 18 alleged drug distributors. Police said the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:10am

Ocean View expands its Board of Adjustments by two

The Ocean View Town Council met Oct. 12 and appointed two new members to the Board of Adjustments. Having approved the new town code at the Sept. 28 meeting, the council was required to increase the number of seats on the current board by two....

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 4:58am

Fall Jumble at Ocean View Presbyterian this Saturday

Ocean View Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Fall Jumble on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available for purchase will be books, plants, jewelry, homemade baked goods, hand-knit items, “white elephant” items and made-by-hand...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:59am

Sea glass artwork symbolizes a collective move forward

It has often been said that nobody is perfect. And everyone has baggage. Some might have a neat little carry-on bag’s worth, and some might have a tractor-trailer full, but everybody has it.

What can be done about it is one of two things....

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:50am

Benefit barbecue set for James Farm this Saturday

The annual barbecue to benefit James Farm Ecological Preserve will be held this Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live bluegrass music and food catered by Bethany Blues.

Visitors can enjoy pork, chicken, sides and...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:48am

MillVols receive Governor's award for service

In less than two years, the Millville Volunteers – a volunteer organization made up of approximately 30 members from various Millville-area communities – have made quite a name for themselves.

On Oct. 28, the group will receive the 2010...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 3:01pm

Ocean View man arrested on numerous drug charges

On Monday, Oct. 4, the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug and Sussex Governor’s task forces arrested a 44-year-old Ocean View man, Shane Brice, on multiple drug-related charges, after a two-month investigation into illegal drug distribution.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:43pm

Ocean View approves revised land-use code

Ocean View Councilwoman Michele Steffens asked on Sept. 28 whether the town could legally restrict persons from sitting on multiple town committees, such as the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments.

Attorney David...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:10pm

Millville council reluctant on price for OV policing

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Millville Town Council met to discuss the proposal it has received from the Town of Ocean View on that town providing Millville with policing and 911 services.

Mayor Don Minyon opened the meeting by correcting...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:22am

Ocean View receives grant for solar array

The Town of Ocean View has received a $458,000 energy grant from the Delaware Energy Office, officials announced this week. Town Manager Conway Gregory said that the town received the second largest grant in the state, having been awarded 16...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:50am

BREAKING NEWS: PNC Bank in Millville Giant robbed -- suspect sought by police

Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.

Police said the suspect – described as a white man, about 5 feet...

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:02pm

Mike and Paul's making move to Dagsboro

The recent slump in the economy has, without a doubt, had an affect on many small, privately owned businesses throughout the community. One locally owned name that took a hit was Mike and Paul’s Auto Repair in Ocean View. Now, owner Mike Blizzard...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:02am

Emergency Operations Center: Sussex County 'dodged' storm-Updated 12:45 p.m.. Sat. Sept. 4, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:38am

Millville looking at numbers on joint policing possibilities

Ocean View and Millville officials this week confirmed that discussion of the possibility of joint policing of the towns has continued this summer, despite the cancelation of one planned meeting and a lack of externally visible movement on the...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:34am

Ocean View and 26 Centre reach settlement for rezoning

The Town of Ocean View and owners of three parcels that had been requested to be rezoned for commercial use recently reached a settlement on the issue after the town’s denial of two of three applications was challenged in court.

In...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:19am

OV considers comments on code revisions

The Ocean View Town Council held a special workshop on Aug. 31 to review and discuss the town’s existing Land Use and Development Code.

Administrative Official Charles McMullen distributed a packet of questions and comments he had received...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:14am

Rotary hears from Carper on health care issues

Southern Sussex Rotary heard from invited guest U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper on Thursday, Aug. 27, regarding health care and recent insurance reforms. Carper explained that the idea of larger purchasing pools that the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:01am

Nature center offering kids a kayaking field trip

Children who have enjoyed the weekly lessons on marine life, wetlands and other fun outdoor activities at the Bethany Beach Nature Center – and those that have yet to see what the fuss is about – are being invited on a special free guided kayak...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:55am

Local man’s portait to hang at Merchant Marine Academy

Ocean View resident Joseph Stewart holds the rank of two-star general in the Marine Corps and as a vice-admiral, or three-star general, in the United States Maritime Service. Stewart served as the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA)...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 3:33am

Carper meets with local business owners to talk shop

Some area businesspeople got to sit down and pick the brain of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on Friday, Aug. 21. Mike Nally of Miken Builders, along with some of his staff, and Mike Jahnigan of the Sun Group of Businesses, with some of his staff, each met...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:46am

Ocean View wins water connection lawsuit

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Town of Ocean View received the ruling from the Delaware Court of Chancery in a case filed by a resident who had refused to connect to the town’s central water system. The ruling was in favor of the town, and Mayor...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:43am

OV continues to discuss revising land-use code

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the Ocean View Town Council held the second public hearing and reading of an ordinance to revise the town’s existing land-use code.

Attorney William Scott of Scott and Schuman Law in Fenwick Island, a representative...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:20am

South Coastal Library hosts annual book sale

The Friends of the South Coastal Library will host its largest book sale ever on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the meeting...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:04am

Ellen Rice Gallery event to benefit wounded U.S. soldiers this Saturday

The Ellen Rice Gallery is hosting the second of two Saturday events this weekend aimed at raising funds for a program that helps devastatingly disfigured U.S. soldiers who were injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:36am

OV to offer to send candidate to academy

A one-issue special meeting was held by the Ocean View Town Council on Aug. 6, to discuss and vote on whether to authorize Police Chief Ken McLaughlin to offer a qualified candidate a position and to be trained at the New Castle County police...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:50am

OV holds first business meeting

The Town of Ocean View held its first Business Breakfast meeting, in conjunction with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, July 29.

Ocean View Councilwoman Michele Steffens said the breakfast was designed “to allow...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:49am

Local police warn of sweepstakes check scam

Ocean View police this week warned residents of a scam in which residents receive a check from Northern Lights Direct Response Television Ltd. According to Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, included with the check is a letter from Hallmark Financial...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:44am

Local girl heads to Australia for mission

Mindy Logan has been spending her summer raising money for a journey. On Aug. 26 she will be flying to Australia to work as a staff member for Youth with a Mission (YWAM). She will be working for the worldwide Christian organization for two years...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:38am

Golf Pilates helps to exhilarate the body

Andy White appreciates the benefits and advantages of keeping one’s body in good health. The retired high-school social studies teacher and cross-country and track coach found that living a sound life requires precise attention. After a...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:13am

Ocean View to hold special workshops

The Ocean View Town Council held its monthly workshop on Tuesday, July 27, at which they discussed a proposed revision of existing town code.

“This was undertaken because the code, as it exists today, is – I don’t want to say ‘archaic’ –...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:31am

Youth mission turns attention toward home

It’s one thing to go on a mission trip to a foreign country, or even to another state, but the mission of helping people in need in your own community is something altogether different.

Next summer, for the first time, Mariner’s Bethel...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:23am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Vacation Bible School a tradition

It was that time again this week: time for Ecumenical Vacation Bible School. In the Bethany Beach area, ecumenical means several churches working together for this annual vacation tradition, and the time in the middle of summer that some kids...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:42am

Ocean View approves long-awaited comp plan

The Ocean View Town Council met on Tuesday, July 13, holding a public hearing for their 2010 comprehensive land use plan. The council voted 4-1 to approve the plan, following a discussion in which some residents expressed concern about future...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:20pm

OV approves police staffing study

In a move Mayor Gordon Wood said was welcomed by himself and Police Chief Ken McLaughlin, the Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously after its executive session on July 13 to spend up to $7,000 for a study of staffing needs at the Ocean View...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:18pm

Lunch is simply Heavenly with this fundraising effort

For people fresh off the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, or for those just looking for an inexpensive way to do lunch for a good cause, the women of Ocean View Presbyterian Church will be having their Heavenly Luncheon fundraiser Wednesday, July 28...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:04pm

OV, Millville take step toward shared policing

The towns of Ocean View and Millville joined forces this week in a workshop to discuss public safety. Ocean View Town Councilman Bob Lawless opened up the discussion by saying that there is a “natural relationship there,” between the two towns....

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:41am

OV sending letters to those affected by plan

The Town of Ocean View will send out letters regarding its updated comprehensive land-use plan to affected property owners. Mayor Gordon Wood suggested this week that, even though there have been public hearings and a first reading of the plan,...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 4:30am

Ocean View, Millville to discuss public safety

Those interested in listening in on public safety discussions between the towns of Ocean View and Millville will get their chance on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m., when representatives from the Millville and Ocean View town councils will meet in a...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:05pm

Route 26 detour construction project to begin next week

On Monday, June 28, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held an informational public workshop on the Route 26 Detour Routes Project. DelDOT officials were on hand to answer questions and to explain the process of both the detour...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 6:01pm

Mease receives scholarship for volunteerism

Every evening, the Mease family sits down for dinner and conversation in their home at the Villages of Clearwater, off Kent Avenue. On one occasion in April 2009, the topic was the recession and the reality of hunger that some children experience...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:18pm

Workshop set on Route 26 detour project

The long-awaited Route 26 Mainline improvements project can’t happen without some preliminary work first being done on the back roads that will be the detour routes while the larger project is under way. And while right-of-way acquisition for the...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:52am