Ocean View


Ocean View Public Safety Center unveiled

The Ocean View Police Department honored a fallen officer, Auxiliary Patrolman Wallace Melson, who died in the line of duty in 1971, with the ceremonial opening of the new police department named in his honor.

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Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:11am

Water progress to influence traffic

The Ocean View Public Water System Project is moving ahead steadily, and area residents, employees and visitors will soon be noticing that progress as construction makes its way across some major roadways. The project, now 234 days into the one-...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:53am

Beach Cottage to host art show

The Beach Cottage, on Route 26 in Ocean View, will be once again holding its annual outdoor art show, this Saturday, Sept.15, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with a rain date on Sunday with the same hours.

The outdoor show, now five years in...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:52am

Public works building proves to be pricey

The town of Ocean View is gearing up for its Public Safety Building Open House on Sept. 19, complete with recognition and acknowledgements from special guests state Rep. Gerald Hocker, Sussex County Councilman George Cole and state Sen. George...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:54am

'Clean sheet' for Ocean View council

After some recent conflict between council members, it would appear that the Ocean View Town Council is making a quick turn-around to mend their ways and some fences. At the start of last Wednesday’s council meeting, Councilman Bill Wichmann...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:07am

Glass is half-full on Ocean View water

According to engineer Chuck Hauser, with Davis, Bowen and Friedel, contract status on the town’s central water project has just passed the midway point, as the project reached 198 days of progress last Wednesday, Aug. 1.

“Essentially, we’...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:00pm

Ocean View hashes out differences

On Tuesday, July 31, Ocean View Town Council members responded to problems with council infighting that last month resulted in the arrest of a former councilman’s wife. The council made amendments to the rules of procedure of the town, defining...

Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 1:55pm

Cyclists get lesson in safety in Ocean View

Late Friday evening, June 6, and into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Ocean View Police Department (OVPD), members of the department’s Civilian Auxiliary Patrol, and representatives from the University of Delaware and DelDOT held the first...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Local playwright presents musical with Broadway star

If you’re looking for a little something extra to fill your weekend evening void, the 7th Annual Free Summer Theater Festival at Bear Trap Dunes, presented by Carl M. Freeman Foundation, could be exactly what you need.

On Thursday, Friday...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Fresh, local seafood a staple in Ocean View

For Pennsylvania native Bill Welham, running Ocean View Seafood has become more than an occupation. Since his move to the area roughly two decades ago, it has become more or less his life, and why not? He spent much of his early life on the open...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Annexation could bring retirement community to Ocean View

At their Tuesday-night meeting, Ocean View town council entertained a presentation by Peninsula United Methodist Homes (PUMH) to potentially bring a retirement community to the town.

Stephanie Hansen, an attorney for PUMH, pitched the idea...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 6:21am

New gallery unites two prominent local artists

For just three weeks, The Gallery on Central Avenue has been in operation, replacing Iron Age Antiques, which stood there for more than three decades. But it already has people turning their heads.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Local photographer shares deep sea splendor

Many people dream of deep-sea SCUBA diving along tropical coral reefs in the Caribbean, or through the cold, mysterious waters of New England. For Janna Schneider, however, that dream has become very much a reality, and one that may ultimately,...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Michael W. Bonsall, 51

Michael W. Bonsall, 51, of Ocean View, formerly of Elkridge, Md., died suddenly on Sunday, July 1, 2007.
Bonsall was the son of Frances L. (Rice) Bonsall and Donald W. Bonsall; beloved father of Brittany Bonsall; dear brother to Donald E....

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Special tax districts gaining popularity in county

Later this month, developers of The Estuary, a 1,052-home community tucked beside the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge, will ask Sussex County Council to create a special tax district to finance infrastructure costs. A tax would only be imposed on lots...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

OVPD targets bicyclist's safety tonight

A combination of an influx of foreign students riding their bicycles to and from work daily and an inordinate amount of traffic on local roadways — primarily Route 26 — has prompted the Ocean View Police Department (OVPD) to take a pro-active...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

County receives $1.056M in grants

Low-income homeowners outside Selbyville and in Ocean View will receive funding through the federal government’s community development block grant program this year to fix up their homes or connect to central water service, according to county...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legislators approve 'sweeping' revenue package

State legislators approved a sweeping revenue package with the 2008 fiscal year budget this weekend, raising $572 million over the next six years to help cover a $1.5 billion shortfall in the capital transportation program and, perhaps, saving...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Public fireworks displays offer safe, patriotic fun

The skies over coastal Delaware will light up over the Fourth of July holiday with a variety of pyrotechnics displays.

But not all of them will be legal.

Delaware is one of only five states in the country that ban all consumer...

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:10am

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

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

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.

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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.

...

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.
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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.
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Revelers braved...

Thursday, December 7, 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

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