Ocean View


Joyce D. Sonntag, 76

Joyce D. Sonntag, 76, of Ocean View, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, surrounded by her family, at home. She retired as the executive administrative assistant to the chief judge of the United States Court of...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislation pushes IR bridge ahead

State legislation up for approval this week would allow state transportation officials to begin work on the much-anticipated Indian River Inlet Bridge project that was delayed again in late April.

A portion of the 2008-fiscal-year bond...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Millville looks to unify 19967 zip code

More than 21 citizens of Millville currently reside in postal limbo. They live in areas that were once outside the town’s boundaries, and its related postal designation: 19967. But they’ve since been annexed into the town.

Millville/Ocean...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Townhome development presented to town

Plans to build a 57-unit townhome development on Beaver Dam Road, adjacent to existing Millville town limits, came up for review by the town’s annexation committee and other neighboring property owners at a June 21 meeting.

The nearly 11-...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Madame Chef stirs up some new services

With summertime trips to the beach, it can be stressful enough organizing and hosting visits with friends and family. The last thing a lot of people want to worry with is preparing meals and dinner parties.

Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View studies, talks drainage issue

It seems like, no matter where you stand in Ocean View these days — if it’s raining, you’re wading. Drainage has become a noticeable issue in almost all corners of the town and nearly everywhere in between. Members of town council took some time...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View family spreads smiles across the world

This past weekend, proud parents Brandon and Kerry Case had much more to be thankful for than their son Max’s first birthday, on June 17. A birthday party/fund raiser, all rolled into one, last Saturday recognized Max but also touched lives of...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View Board of Elections starts fixing voter districts

In an effort to clear up confusion regarding Ocean View’s registered voting districts this past election in April, the town’s Board of Supervisors of Elections has been hard at work to clarify the designated boundaries of each district.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View council tackles water, impact fees and history

At Tuesday’s Ocean View Town Council meeting, the council was able to address numerous items. Some of the highlights include the town’s water system progress, the update of building impact fees, and the potential declaration of the town as a...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

The summer sun rises … yet again

Each year, as summer fades into the sunset, things change along the Delaware beaches. Restaurants come and go. Storefronts change hands. But all the while, there are some things that stay the same, waiting for the draw of beachgoers back to the...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dirtbikes stolen from home garage in Bethany Bay

A local resident is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in relation to an incident at her family’s Bethany Bay home this week, when suspects entered her garage in late-night hours and stole two dirt bikes.

According to...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Phone outages blamed on unmarked wires

At least 75 Verizon phone customers have been left without telephone service — sometimes for several days or more — in the latest accidental cable cuts this month in the Ocean View area, a spokeswoman for Verizon has confirmed.

Workers...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:52am

Ocean View to hike taxes 9 percent

Atop a lengthy agenda of public hearings, Ocean View Town Council cast a 3-2 vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting that will enact a 9 percent tax increase in the town, effective in the coming 2008 fiscal year.

The increase came as a...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:44am

Water construction flowing steadily in town

A few minor setbacks in the construction of Ocean View’s public water system don’t seem to be standing in the way too much, as progress is right where it needs to be, reported town engineer Chuck Hauser at the committee’s meeting last Thursday....

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:38am

Voters to decide council seat Saturday in Ocean View

As time ticked down this week to Saturday’s election, candidates Roxana “Roxie” Davis, Gordon Wood and Richard Nippes prepared for their chance to take a seat as a member of the Ocean View Council, filling the District 1 seat vacated by six-year...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:34am

Voters to decide council seat Saturday in Ocean View

As time ticked down this week to Saturday’s election, candidates Roxana “Roxie” Davis, Gordon Wood and Richard Nippes prepared for their chance to take a seat as a member of the Ocean View Council, filling the District 1 seat vacated by six-year...

Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View public water system moving ahead

Construction continued this week in Ocean View as the town moved closer to getting a central water system. With crews rounding up construction in Country Estates and Country Village, sights are set on Route 26 — though the primary concern...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Teachers plan to revive Coastal family festival

The first annual Lord Baltimore Fun Festival is set to kick off May 19, with hopes to mimic the excitement and exhilaration that the old Coastal Music & Arts Festival had brought to the area years ago.

With vendors, arts and crafts,...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bethany Beach freezes out snowball sales

Warm summer days at the beach and icy confections go together like peanut butter and jelly, or bikinis and sunscreen. But the days of Bethany Beach residents and vacationers running off the beach or out of their homes at the sound of a ringing...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bethany farmers' market location sought

Bethany Beach Town Council members have been eager to champion the creation of a farmers’ market in the town, as proposed last month by Delaware Department of Agriculture officials. But at their council workshop on Monday, Feb. 12, the council...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Completion date for new OVPD building improves by two weeks

Cold weather moving in may discourage some of the construction on the new Ocean View Police Department, but work thus far has been spot on. In fact, the completion date of the new building, originally set for the second week of June, now sits at...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Route 26, local roads widening still in doubt

The fate of a long-anticipated project to widen Route 26 from the Assawoman Canal to unincorporated Clarksville now parallels that of a package of fee and tax increases introduced by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in her 2008-fiscal-year budget proposal...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Instructor brings dancing to Lower Delaware

Alice Hajjar has been commuting to the Eastern Shore beaches for many years now. Formerly a human resources consultant, her passion for dancing is becoming more of a true calling with each passing day. Though a Frederick, Md., resident, she has...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Construction on Ocean View water system under way

Some residents in Ocean View’s Country Village may have received an unwelcome wake-up call on recent mornings as construction began this past week on the new central, public water system to replace the individual wells that currently service the...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Halls undecked in isolated mischief

Weeks of dedicated hours and an impressive accumulation of lights and decorations are displayed at the Golis family’s Ocean View residence every holiday season. But this year, for the first time in their 20-year tradition, the twinkling...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

New OVPD to see some aesthetic adjustments

The completion of Ocean View’s new police building at 201 Central Avenue may still be seven months away, but locals won’t have to wait much longer before noticing a change in the building’s appearance.
Special to the Coastal Point •...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View to welcome holidays with Carols

The Town of Ocean View is hoping to spread the holiday spirit this weekend by holding the 23rd annual Carols in the Park Christmas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 8, in John West Memorial Park.
Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO:
Revelers braved...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View Board of Adjustments meets for hearings

The Ocean View Board of Adjustments met on Thursday, Nov. 16, for several public hearings. In board action that night:

• Jackie Katz of Beached Blonde Designs was granted variance from §222-94-B(3) of the Town Code to place a wall sign in...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bear Trap brings back popular home tour

Village of Bear Trap Dunes’ home owners are looking beyond this holiday week toward the coming holiday season, and are again decorating their houses with lights, Christmas trees and décor, as part of plans to host the fourth Bear Trap-sponsored...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tour giving thanks for local artists

This Thanksgiving weekend will mark the 12th annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST), when 15 of the top artists and crafters in the state open their studios to the public.

The free tour runs this Friday, Nov. 24, and...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Beach Cottage offers difference

A regular customer of Ocean View’s Beach Cottage visited the furniture store/art gallery recently — not to purchase anything, but to show her new puppy to the store’s owner, Karen Pomije.

Coastal Point • JONATHAN STARKEY: Beach Cottage...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Super Giant selling generic drugs for $3.99

Local and statewide residents can now save money on generic drug costs. Almost mirroring a Wal-Mart plan launched in Tampa, Fla. almost two months ago, Giant is using its Super Giant Delaware stores as a test for a $3.99 generic drug plan.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View establishes first EOP

On Thursday, Nov. 2, Lewes Projects Coordinator/Grants Administrator Nelson Wiles shared some helpful advice as he presented Ocean View Town Council with an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The plan was officially considered for the Town of Ocean...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tax increases may be in future for Ocean View

In a heavily debated decision that could lead to increased taxes for Ocean View property owners, the Town Council made a 3-2 vote on several money-saving proposals at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

After review of the town’s mid-year...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ocean View to go ahead with electrical repairs

At the Ocean View Town Council work session on Tuesday, Oct.17, the town council members discussed a proposal for electrical repairs on Atlantic Avenue, Route 26.

The repairs would ensure the town’s holiday lights will be up and...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View discusses reserves, capital spending

At the Sept. 19 Ocean View Town Council meeting, Council Member Roy Thomas introduced concept ideas to establish a Long-term Capital Reserve Fund and an Emergency Fund specifically for the town.

Thomas produced a proposal for an Emergency...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View man beaten, robbed in Wilmington

Staff Report

A 27-year-old Ocean View man who was visiting a friend in Wilmington was beaten and robbed there early Tuesday morning while he slept, according to New Castle County Police. Police officials have yet to release his name.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Roth leaving town for county spot

After nearly five years as Ocean View’s Town Manager/Financial Director, Kathy Roth accepted a job with Sussex County and will vacate her town position the first week in October.
County officials hired Roth as Sussex’s first budget and cost...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View establishes grant fund, rental tax

When Ocean View Town Council voted on Tuesday to set up a grant fund for emergency service organizations serving the town, Millville Fire Company finally received some help with its funding woes.

Maybe. Probably.

Actually, Fire...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.

Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Chamber wins national award

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named as one of the best Chambers in the country by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, receiving a second-place award for excellence.

The ACCE hands out awards for...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hard work at LB is no bother

After more than a year away from their Ocean View location, Lord Baltimore Elementary School faculty and staff poured back into the now air-conditioned and bathroom- and elevator-laden building amid boxes and furniture not yet in place.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Schmidt stresses healthy living, No Excuses

More than a decade ago and admittedly out of shape, Sheila Schmidt said she decided to do something. The Ocean View resident started attending aerobics classes religiously, more than a couple times a week, until she became a regular and to the...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Petitions duel over prayer in school

Since two families — one Jewish and another that remains anonymous — filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the Indian River School District early last year for alleged violations of their freedom of religion, local attention has been affixed to...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Hurricane preparation key

A beautiful summer Saturday afternoon might have seemed like an odd time to focus on stormy weather, but the Bethany Beach Police Department’s Capt. Ralph Mitchell said he’d planned the three-hour seminar on emergency preparedness to coincide...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

OVPD generator to get more stable footing

The saga of the Ocean View Police Department’s generator continued this week, with town council members voting 4-1 on Aug. 1 to approve up to $5,000 be spent to pour a concrete footing around the existing installation at the OVPD temporary...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Police dog's death ruled accidental

Despite rumors of foul play and anonymous e-mails alleging wrongdoing, the Delaware State Police determined last week that the death of Ocean View’s police dog, Caro, was accidental.

Caro — a 5-year-old male German shepherd — died July 21...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Fire evicts woman, business

Jennie Sulcoski is a familiar sight to many who travel down Route 26 through Ocean View, though some who see the vibrant brunette might not know her name.

Coastal Point • DARIN J. McCANN
Rehoboth Beach firefighters survey the...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Wichmann censured despite support

Ocean View Town Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to censure Bill Wichmann, despite overwhelming public support shown for the councilman at the meeting. Mayor Gary Meredith cast the deciding vote to censure Wichmann for 12 charges related to the...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm