Ocean View


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

Denn gets first-hand education at Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore Elementary School got a distinguished visitor Oct. 3 when Lt. Gov. Matt Denn visited to see just what makes a Delaware Recognition School. Denn visited each of the state’s 17 winners, also including John M. Clayton and Phillip C....

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:02am

Millville set to host fifth annual pumpkin festival

This weekend, Millville will kick off the post-summer season with its signature fall festival. The fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:57am

OVPD’s Ballentine named Officer of the Year by DLLG

Last week, Ocean View Police Sgt. Sidney Ballentine received the Delaware League of Local Government’s Municipal Officer of the Year award.

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Delaware League of Local Government awarded Ocean View Police Sgt....

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:50am

Route 26 Working Group prepares for public meeting

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently got to test-drive their State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project presentation, before taking the information public in less than two weeks. Community, business and...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:30am

Ocean View resident reflects on Navy Yard shooting

Ocean View resident Mike Jeffers is a retired civilian employee of the Department of the Navy who worked for the government for 40 years and spent several years working at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, in Building 197.

“I worked within...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:17am

‘A Certain Kind of Light’ opens at Gallery One in Ocean View

“A Certain Kind of Light” is the title of the new art exhibit at Gallery One in Ocean View that is now open to the public. Each of the 15 gallery artist will be showing an original work inspired by the theme.

Looking for an idea, Joyce...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:17am

Ocean View Church of Christ launching Bible reading campaign

“The Bible is central to our faith,” said the Rev. Gregg Wilgus of Ocean View Church of Christ, “but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. ‘The Story’ gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks so...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:11am

Royal Farms final site plan approved in Ocean View

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved the final site plan presented by Two Farms LLC to erect a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at 54 Atlantic Avenue, on Route 26, adjacent to the new CVS...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:05pm

Ocean View Church of Christ launching Bible reading campaign

“The Bible is central to our faith,” said the Rev. Gregg Wilgus of Ocean View Church of Christ, “but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. ‘The Story’ gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks so...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:49pm

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Ocean View

Residents living in and around Ocean View can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Ocean View Church of Christ will host Life Line Screening on Oct. 8, at 55 West Ave in Ocean View. The event is being sponsored by...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:44pm

CIB to thank volunteers, provide fall fun for all

This weekend, the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will be giving thanks to their large group of volunteers for all the work they do throughout the year.

“We’ve had a thank-you event for our volunteers for a number of years now,” explained...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:42pm

Ocean View to redesign public works building after bidding fails

At the Ocean View Town Council meeting last week, Town Manager Dianne Vogel discussed the recent bid received for the construction of the town’s new public works building. Vogel reported that CB Structures Inc. was the only contractor that had...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:10pm

Information workshop planned for Route 26 improvements project

Construction to begin before end of year, according to officials

State officials will be holding a public workshop regarding the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, which is set to begin construction later this year, at South Coastal...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:08pm

Lord Baltimore successful with new traffic patterns

After traffic backed up at least 20 cars deep on Route 26 during the first week of the school year, Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s new traffic pattern has made major improvements this week.

Representatives from the Indian River School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:34am

Mighty Marlins hold bike regatta in preparation for competition

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from the former Mighty Marlins participated in a bike regatta through the Bear Trap community, in preparation for the upcoming Cycling Classic.

“We have been biking for seven years now, and we...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:27am

Police chief: LB school traffic ‘a recipe for disaster’

The second day of the 2013-2014 school year at Lord Baltimore Elementary School was attended by an unlikely group: representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation, Ocean View police and state legislators. They met Sept. 4 to...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:03am

Ocean View Historical Society to hold September barbecue

Next Saturday, the Ocean View Historical Society will be holding its second Annual September Barbecue, to raise money for the Historic Tunnell-West House, Poultry House, Post Office and the future Coastal Towns Museum.

“We just wanted...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:18am

Memory Café to include paws and people

The next Memory Café for people with memory loss and their caregivers will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, at the Ocean View Cheer Coastal Leisure Center at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The free community program...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:00am

Café on 26 offers special space, special food in chef’s dining room

Café on 26 offers a cozy spot for lunch or Sunday brunch, and they now offer dinner seven nights a week. In addition, they’ve recently begun actively showcasing their upstairs as the “chef’s dining room.” Up to 12 people can sit in the upstairs...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:22pm

Ocean View man a champion among triathletes

More than 2,700 athletes competed in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship held in Milwaukee, Wis., last weekend. Soon-to-be hometown hero Lance Fargo of Ocean View was one of them, winning the Clydesdale 40+ division and bringing...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:16pm

Royal Farms to move on to final site plan in Ocean View

Last week the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission met to review a preliminary site plan submitted by Two Farms Inc. for a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station to be located at 54 Atlantic Avenue, on Route 26, adjacent to the new...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:00am

Safety a concern for some with Royal Farms

Safety concerns were a topic of interest at Ocean View’s preliminary site plan hearing for Royal Farms this past week, although no one actually opposed the project directly, which includes a convenience store and gas station to be located at 54...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:59am

McLaughlin and Vogel work together to delineate responsibilities

This week, the Ocean View Town Council discussed the progress of the delineation of administrative responsibilities between Town Manager Dianne Vogel and Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin.

“We asked them about four months ago to come...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:59am

Royal Farms to have preliminary site review in Ocean View

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on July 18 to review a site plan submitted by Two Farms Inc. for a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station to be located at 54 Atlantic Avenue, on Route 26, adjacent to the new CVS...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:55am

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Bill Fox takes a minute out of his busy life to pose...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:47am

OVPD offers safe way to dispose of medications

The Ocean View Police Department has installed a permanent drug drop-off box in its lobby to offer the community convenient access to safe drug disposal year-round.

“We put it in about five months ago, as a follow-up to the Drug...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:50am