Ocean View

BART offering election relief with ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ at Dickens

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Director Oksana Farber and the cast of BART’s ‘A Tiny Little Secret’ gather during rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 2.Whether they’re Democrats, Republicans or really more of a Nader guy, audience members will still be...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:55am

Ocean View begins reviewing draft budget for 2017

The Town of Ocean View this week held its first workshop to review the proposed operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year and five-year Capital Improvements Program.

At the Jan. 26 workshop, Town Manger Dianne Vogel noted the proposed...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:03am

Ocean View resident scripts ‘Dater’s Handbook’

Coastal Point • Submitted: The visual display of a camera shows the filming of the movie ‘Dater’s Handbook,’ written by Ocean View resident Jennifer Barrow. The movie will air on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9 p.m.When Jennifer...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:36am

Maly to serve on Ocean View Town Council

The Ocean View Town Council will soon have a new face on the dais, with the addition of Tom Maly.

Following the passing of councilman Tom Sheeran in November, the Town sought candidates for a special election to fill the vacancy. Maly was...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:33am

OVHS adds Evans-West house to the National Registry

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Ocean View Historical Society has added the Evans-West house to the National Registry of Historic Places.The Ocean View Historical Society has successfully had a second home listed in the National Registry of...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:12am

Ocean View police continue to focus on DUI enforcement

Within the span of three days, the Ocean View Police Department made three DUI arrests.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 16, an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:07am

New show ‘Stillness’ to open at Gallery One on Jan. 6

Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week that its new show with the winter theme “Stillness” will be open to the public Jan. 6 through March 2. Gallery One artists will offer viewers a respite, a place or feeling of quiet in the new...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:11am

CHEER shines with strong leadership

Coastal Point • Bob Bertram: Above, CHEER Director Yolanda Gallego in front of her Wall of Inspiration.At the CHEER Center in Ocean View, the homey atmosphere is highlighted by the smiling faces of the CHEER members, ages 50 and older. Overseeing...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:01am

OV discusses truck traffic, emergency services grant

The Ocean View Town Council continued discussions regarding traffic on Woodland Avenue when it met earlier this week.

Last month, the Town received a petition from residents in The Reserves and other surrounding residents, asking the Town...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:46am

Ocean View to hold special election for Sheeran’s seat

At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting this week, the Ocean View Town Council had a moment of silence in honor of former councilman Tom Sheeran, who passed away on Nov. 22.

“For those who may not know, we lost a very good man recently...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:27am

OVHS to host fourth annual Victorian Christmas

Coastal Point • File photo: A Christmas tree at the Ocean View Historical Society from a prior year’s event.To celebrate the holiday season and pay homage to days of yore, the Ocean View Historical Society will be hosting its annual Victorian...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:29am

Ocean View Presbyterian to host annual Nativity Festival

Coastal Point • File photo: Detail of one of the nativities from from an earlier event.With all the holiday madness, many are unable to take a moment to breathe and remember the meaning behind the Christmas holiday.

Ocean View Presbyterian...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 4:23am

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ now showing

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The cast and crew of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is putting a new spin on an old classic at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville this weekend.Chances are you’ve seen the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street”...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:20pm

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

CCOV to host free Thanksgiving dinner

The Church of Christ at Ocean View (CCOV) will hold its third annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free. All members of the community are being invited to come and enjoy good food and...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:50am

Ocean View Police Department hosting naloxone workshop

With heroin the focus of the nation in terms of drug use, the Ocean View Police Department has been working to address the growing local issue.

For the second time, OVPD will host a Delaware Overdose Survival Education class (DOSE),...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:58am

It’s official: Ocean View traffic signal to stay permanently

Ocean View will definitely be keeping one of the traffic signals originally installed for the Route 26 Mainline construction project.

Two traffic signals on Central Avenue were meant to be temporary, used during the wintertime detours this...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:04am

Ocean View council continues trash talk

Although William Olsen doesn’t yet have the votes needed for Town-managed trash collection, he’s moving forward in an attempt to simplify waste hauling in Ocean View.

At the Nov. 10 Town Council meeting, Olsen modeled his current proposal...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:01am

History Mix planned at The Café on 26

The public is being invited to join the members of the Ocean View Historical Society in a History Mix social hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Café on 26, located at 84 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

The theme of the mix is “...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:22am

OVPD invites Cops & Goblins to first Halloween festival

This Saturday, the Ocean View Police Department is inviting the public to its inaugural Halloween festival, Cops & Goblins.

“We were just hoping to host a nice event for the kids in the area,” said Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw. “Unfortunately,...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:45am

The fallen tree: Man rows across Atlantic, gets stuck in Assawoman Canal

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Victor Mooney kneels on his boat, pointing towards his most recent challenge in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, a fallen tree laying across the Assawoman Canal near Ocean View.What does a Delaware tree have in...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:47am

OV continues looks at trash, truck traffic

At its September workshop, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the possibility of a town-wide trash program.

“Essentially, we beat that one to death and said you can take another look to it,” said Mayor Walter Curran at Tuesday night’s...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:31am

Fall Festival ready to kick off at Lord Baltimore next Saturday

This week, kids will want to go to school on a Saturday, as students and the community are being invited to Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s Fall Festival — a day of games, food and fun. The Fall Festival has been rescheduled from Saturday,...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:26pm

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT closes Route 1 between Bethany and Dewey

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials announced around 4:30 p.m. that, due to high water, Route 1 northbound and southbound was being closed between Bethany and Dewey Beach (including the Charles Cullen Bridge over the Indian...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Ocean View discusses trash removal, emergency services

At its October council meeting, the Town of Ocean View will continue its discussion of the feasibility of Town-negotiated trash service.

In January, council directed Councilman Tom Sheeran to research what it would entail to create a town...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:59am

Bringing bikers to the VFW: All welcome for veterans benefit

You don’t have to be a military veteran or a biker to enjoy an inexpensive fundraiser for Delaware vets on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Desert Knights MC 2nd Annual Bike Week Bash returns from noon to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.


Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:50am

Local woman’s fight against ovarian cancer has supporters ‘going teal’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ed and Amy Hiner pose in front of their mailbox, which displays a teal bow, the official color of ovarian cancer awareness. Hiner was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in November of 2013.Amy Hiner of Ocean...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:57am

That giving spirit

Ocean View resident Luca Donoto recently turned 7. But Donato — a fan of Star Wars, Godzilla and soccer — decided to forgo receiving birthday presents at his party, and instead have his guests donate food for a local food pantry.


Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:05am

Delaware State Police still investigating OV accidental shooting

The Delaware State Police this week were continuing to investigate an incident in which a 2-year-old child was believed to have been accidentally shot by her father at their home just outside of Ocean View over the weekend.

Around 1 a.m....

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:01am

Christine’s Consignments celebrating five years with Labor Day sale

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Christine Hinz with Chrisinte’s Consignments mascot, Evelyn, pose for a photo in the Ocean View shop.From wine night every Thursday in the off-season, to group trips up to New York City and the shop’s mascot — a...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:34am

Doctor’s license officially suspended

A Dover-based dermatologist was only practicing in Ocean View one day each week. But that just decreased to zero days, after the State of Delaware suspended his medical license on Aug. 19.

Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the Board...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:33am

Gallery One artists say ‘Welcome to my World!’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Sheldon’s ‘Autumn near Greve’ is an acrylic painting to be featured in Gallery One’s ‘Welcome to my World’ and will be held from Sept. 3-30.Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced its September show theme, “...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:40am

One fatality in Ocean View fire

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The southern side of this home in Ocean View shows extensive fire damage from the Sunday morning fire, where one person was found dead.

Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office this week was investigating an...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:37am

State: Dermatologist ignoring probation, ‘putting the public at risk of harm’

An Ocean View dermatologist is reportedly practicing medicine in blatant disregard of his being on probation, and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office is calling for his license to be revoked.

On Aug. 14, the AG’s Office...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:34am

OVPD adds off-road vehicle to its fleet

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw of the Ocean View Police Department stands with the department’s new off-road vehicle.

Last week, the Ocean View added a Honda Pioneer — an off-road vehicle — to its police department....

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Ocean View Police Department receives naloxone donation

Through a donation, the Ocean View Police Department now has a more efficient way of dispensing the life-saving opiate-overdose medication naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan.

The new kits, called EVZIO, are an auto-injector of...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 5:41am

Officials cut the ribbon to open the new Assawoman Canal Trail

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday joined DNREC Secretary David Small, federal highway officials and community leaders and groups, to...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:20am

‘Cluck, Pluck & Luck’ offers look at poultry industry

In 1923, Ocean View housewife Cecile Steele placed an order for 50 baby chicks, but ended up receiving 500. From that one mistake, the Delmarva poultry industry was born.

“Aside from Caesar Rodney riding up and Delaware voting for the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:19am

OVPD to host Halloween festival this fall

The Ocean View Police Department is making plans to host Cops & Goblins, a Halloween festival, this fall.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve got a great rapport with the community here in Ocean View, and we want to maintain that,”...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:46am

OVPD makes arrests after alleged sale of fake drugs

After an officer recognized a vehicle’s passenger as an individual with a warrant out for their arrest, the Ocean View Police Department this week ended up charging two area residents with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.


Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:39am

Gallery One show ‘Color — The Wheel Goes Round and Round’ to debut July 30

Coastal Point • Submitted: Pat Riordan’s acrylic, ‘Nature Color Wheel’ will be featured at Gallery One’s August show, ‘Color — The Wheel Goes Round and Round.’Art lovers can go to Gallery One in August to see how the artists make use of the...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

Ocean View works to add more improvements to park

The Town of Ocean View continues to improve one of its greatest assets — John West Park.

At the July 14 council meeting, Town Manager Dianne Vogel said the Town did receive the $10,000 grant from Sussex County for park improvements, which...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:02am

Fourth of July festivities galore this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Young paraders carry the Bethany Beach sign at the front of a past annual Fourth of July Celebration parade.To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans gather together each year to...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:44am

Gallery One to take ‘New Directions’ in July

Coastal Point • Submitted: Tara Funk’s ‘TuttiFruitti Palms,’ an acrylic/fabric/paper piece of art to be featured during Gallery One’s risk taking show entitled, ‘New Directions.’ The show will be held at the gallery on Route 26 during the month...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 6:05am

Historic complex offering free tours this summer

For the second year, the Ocean View Historical Society (OCVHS) is offering community members and visitors the chance to visit their historic complex free of change on Wednesdays in the summer months.

“Last year, we had restored our...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:58am

McCaskill, Shearon, Sheldon to exhibit ‘Coastal Colors’

Artists Lesley McCaskill, Dianne Shearon and Dale Sheldon paint to the theme of “Coastal Colors” in July’s special exhibit at Gallery One, running from June 30 to July 29, with a public reception to meet the artists on Wednesday, July 1, from 5...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:14am

Ocean View aims to clarify sidewalk maintenance ordinance

Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran introduced an ordinance at the June meeting of the Ocean View Town Council that would amend, and possibly clarify, the town code related to curbing and paving, and the duties of adjacent property owners as it...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:59pm

Donations being collected for area woman affected by fire

Coastal Point • Submitted: An early morning fire damaged the home of Ocean View resident Bonnie Cooper. Community members are rallying to support Cooper in her time of need through donations of giftcards and checks.In the early morning hours of...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:16am

Mariner’s invites leaders to attend Global Leadership Summit

Community leaders are being invited to a two-day conference in August at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, which aims to provide opportunities to develop future leaders as a host site for the Global Leadership Summit.

According to...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:21am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm