Ocean View

Trumpeter to perform at MSO spring concert

Trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth will perform in April with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou. She has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic,...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:27am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Central Avenue to close and other Route 26 lane changes

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues with a month of road closure in Ocean View, starting Monday, March 31.

Due to relocation of the sewer force main, Central Avenue will be closed at the Route 26 intersection. The...

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:44pm

DelDOT, Markell discuss Delaware dollars, delays on Route 26

Four miles of roadway have gotten a lot of attention lately, and Gov. Jack Markell and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt attended the most recent Route 26 Working Group meeting to address the subject.

“When it comes to projects like these,...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:50am

Sheeran to serve Ocean View council for three more years

There will be no election in Ocean View this April, as District 3 incumbent Tom Sheeran was the only resident to file to run for the position on the town council.

“Tom Sheeran is an excellent town councilman, and the town is fortunate to...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:49am

Gallery One to debut ‘Spring Awakening’ show March 27

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “Spring Awakening,” which will be displayed at Gallery One starting March 27. Each of the 15 artists exhibiting has their own experiences, styles and mediums that influence their work.


Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:00am

DelDOT aims to keep public in the loop on Route 26 project

Whether it’s a quick question or a problem with a dump truck blocking a driveway, Route 26 Mainline improvement project workers are encouraging the public to speak up and get the facts. In fact, having learned from projects that have had public...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:31pm

Ocean View discusses healthcare costs, possible tax increase

Ocean View officials are in the process of finalizing their budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which is scheduled to be approved on April 8. In reviewing the budget at their council workshop this week, the council members and Town Manager Dianne...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:29pm

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Curran to serve as mayor in Ocean View

Ocean View resident Walter Curran will take the seat as the town’s mayor in April.

“He will do a good job as mayor of Ocean View,” said Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood of Curran.

The deadline to file to run for the soon-to-be-vacant...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:23am

Fun Car Rallye II to benefit Justin’s Beach House

On Saturday, March 22, the Fun Car Rallye II will be held to benefit Justin’s Beach House.

“We did this last year for them,” noted Bob Lueckel, who is organizing the event. “My wife and I, Nancy, we set up the rally and picked up the roads...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:58am

James teaches local kids about having a healthy smile

Last week, Dr. Lois James spoke with first-graders at Lord Baltimore Elementary School about the importance of dental health.

“February is Dental Health Month,” explained James. “I think just increasing their dental IQ at a young age...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:56am

Gallery One to debut ‘It’s Not Easy being Green’

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” which will be on displayed at Gallery One in Ocean View beginning on Feb. 26 and running through March 25.

Visitors are guaranteed to see a wide range of...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:51am

Citizen to donate house to Ocean View Historical Society

In a few short years, the Ocean View Historical Society has been able to restore the Tunnell-West house on Central Avenue and the town’s old post office, build a replica of Cecil Steele chicken house and promote their mission throughout the...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:51am

OV holds budget workshop, projects potential tax increase

The Ocean View Town Council this week reviewed a draft of the Town’s 2015-fiscal-year budget.

Finance Director Lee Brubaker told the council that the Town should focus on reducing the transfer tax used for operations costs.

For the...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:48am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Feb. 10 to Feb. 21

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project continues in Clarksville.

On Monday, Feb. 10, to Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Irons Lane to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:34am

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

Lord Baltimore admins reassigned in district

The Indian River School Board has decided not to completely oust former Lord Baltimore Elementary School principal John Turssline and assistant principal Melissa Oates. Although the two were suddenly removed from their positions at the school on...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:22am

Ocean View looks to mandate drainage maintenance

At a workshop this week, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the responsibility for ditch maintenance in the town. Councilman Bill Olsen brought a preliminary draft of an ordinance that would officially delineate ditch maintenance to those who...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:12am

TRAFFIC ALERT: DelDOT announces Route 26 lane closures for Jan. 27 to Feb. 7

The State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project has begun in Clarksville.

On Monday, Jan. 27, to Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the eastbound lane of Route 26 will be closed from Powell Farm Road to Route 17 (Roxana Road) for...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:08am

Ocean View’s new public works building to be up by fall

The Town of Ocean View hopes to have its new public works building completed and operational before the fall. The town council unanimously voted in December 2013 to award GGI Builders Inc. the contract to construct the building, which has long...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Changes made in Lord Baltimore principal, assistant principal

The parents and guardians of students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School received an automated phone call from Indian River School District Superintendent Susan Bunting on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, informing them that changes were being...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:23am

Construction begins on Route 26 improvements

Beach-bound traffic will experience the first official lane closures of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project next week, as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) got the go-ahead this week to begin construction on the years-long...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:48pm

OVPD officers hailed by council for life-saving efforts

Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin reported this week that Sgt. Sidney Ballentine was recently awarded a commendation for saving a life, after performing CPR on an individual in cardiac arrest. Officers Nicholas Hopkins and Justin Harrington...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:24pm

RBFS to present ‘Rising from Ashes’ at Bear Trap Dunes

For their January Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the documentary “Rising from Ashes” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, in the upstairs...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:16pm

Historical society offers lecture on area’s history

Next week, the Ocean View Historical Society will be offering a free history lecture to discuss the origins of Sussex County.

“It’s going to be a presentation of the origins of Sussex County, the evolution of a little hamlet called Hall’s...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:40pm

Sheeran running for reelection to Ocean View council

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual council elections in April, and last week, District 3 incumbent Councilman Tom Sheeran filed to run for reelection.

“I enjoyed doing it, and I enjoyed working with the Town’s people, so I...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:12pm

Curran running for Ocean View mayor

Last week, Ocean View resident Walter Curran officially filed with the Town of Ocean View to run for the town’s soon-to-be-vacant mayoral seat.

Curran“I was just kind of talking to Gordon Wood one day about it,” recalled Curran. “He said...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:52am

Grandell’s musical ministry supporting Costa Rica mission

For years, Paul and Christel Grandell’s music has praised God’s work. Now, the music will also directly benefit a cause — their mission trip to Costa Rica. And, the Grandells will host a concert and potluck dinner to unveil their first CD, “...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:11am

Ocean View seeks candidates for mayor, council positions

The Town of Ocean View is currently seeking candidates to run for election as council member representing District 3 and as mayor, both with three-year terms.

“One of the most important investments of anyone’s life is their home,” said...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:46am

OV P&Z approves 14-lot subdivision

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved an application to subdivide a 10-acre parcel of land into four R-1 General Business-zoned parcel and two-single lots.

The Evergreene Companies submitted the...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:39am

Blue Christmas to offer support during the holiday season

For seven years, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church has been offering a unique service during the holiday season, designed to help those who aren’t in the holiday spirit.

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Blue Christmas service at...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:22am

Ellen Rice Gallery to hold Holiday Open House on Dec. 21-22

Disney-certified Glass Slipper Concierge travel planner Duane Whitman will present “Navigating Spring Break at Disney,” and artist Ellen Rice will debut six 6-by-8-inch mini-prints of the coastal area at a Holiday Open House at the Ellen Rice...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:08am

Mariner’s to hold annual Live Nativity on Dec. 14 and 18

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.

“It’s something that is nice… It’s nice to portray the birth of Jesus, which is...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:55am

Ocean View offers slate of holiday events on Saturday

This Saturday, a sleigh-full of holiday activities will take place in Ocean View as part of an effort to help the community get into the holiday spirit, from Christmas in the 1800s to singing carols in the park.

The Ocean View Historical...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:20am

Ocean View looks to tackle drainage maintenance requirements

Last week, the Ocean View Town Council held a workshop to discuss drainage issues, including the development of requirements for maintenance of ditches and how such work might be funded.

Matt Grabowski of the Delaware Department of Natural...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:00am

OVPD makes arrest in west-side burglary cases, with support

Last week, Ocean View police, with the assistance of other agencies, arrested Damien Andell, 25, of Ocean View, in connection with multiple burglaries and thefts during the month of November in the vicinity of Elliott Avenue and Daisy Avenue....

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:58am

OV Presbyterian to hold annual Nativity Festival on Saturday

This weekend, Ocean View Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Nativity Festival, inviting the community to enjoy “the reason for the season.”

“I just think it’s a wonderful gift to the community,” said Elsie Young, who started the...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:18am

Vogel celebrates first year as town manager in Ocean View

Ocean View Town Manager Dianne Vogel joined the town’s staff in August of last year. Within that brief time, the Town has seemingly whipped into shape and had a seemingly positive and uneventful year.

“I think she’s doing an outstanding...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:38am

Artist tour celebrating 19 years this Thanksgiving

This holiday weekend, art aficionados can stay warm in creative style while getting an early start on holiday shopping during the 19th Annual SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST).

“When it started, a group of seven local...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:10am

Ellen Rice revisits Fenwick Lighthouse in ‘Night Settles Over Fenwick’

This Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m., artist Ellen Rice will release her third depiction of Fenwick Island Lighthouse, “Night Settles Over Fenwick.”

Coastal Point • Submitted: ‘Night Settles Over Fenwick,’ 14" x 18" oil on canvas, Ellen Rice’...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:08am

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Verizon Wireless proposes antenna on Lord Baltimore

Verizon Wireless has proposed a new use for Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s chimney: an antenna platform.

Indian River School District invited Verizon representatives to share their vision for a telecommunications facility by attaching...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:25am

Tidepool Toys & Games to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Tidepool Toys & Games, located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, will join more than 600 independent toy stores across the country in celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Kids of all ages can come out to enjoy games,...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:55am

Ocean View council discusses deer population reduction

At their monthly workshop this week, the Ocean View council discussed deer management options for the town.

Joe Rogerson, deer and furbearer biologist for the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, attended the workshop and asked to...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:09am

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:05am

Gallery One show ‘Inside/Outside’ to open Oct. 29

Gallery One this week announced their new show, “Inside/Outside,” which will open to the public on Oct. 29. Each of the 15 gallery artist will be showing an original work inspired by that theme, through Nov. 25.

In “Laundry Room,” a pastel...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:43am

Ocean View Church of Christ to host community Thanksgiving dinner

One local church is gearing up for a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner being offered to the public. Ocean View Church of Christ will welcome the community for a “come-n-go” Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. All are being...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:38am

DelDot tells public: Stay informed on Route 26

More than 100 people came to learn more about the State Route 26 Mainline construction project at a public hearing hosted by the Delaware Department of Transportation on Oct. 15.

DelDOT is preparing a nearly-three-year project to widen...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:29am

Get the facts at Route 26 meeting

After lots of talk and preparation, Route 26 construction season is nearly here, expected to last almost three years. People can learn exactly what that means at a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:36am

Ocean View seeks residents’ input on ditch maintenance

At the town’s monthly council meeting earlier this week, the Ocean View Town Council discussed drafting a maintenance ordinance to define the responsibilities for the maintenance of ditches, swales, popes and culverts for property owners,...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:31am