Financial concerns dominated Tuesday night’s meeting of the Ocean View Town Council, as council members wrangled with falling revenue, an increasing need for space for town operations and questions about how much value to place on a public safety program championed by the town’s police chief.
Dagsboro Town Council election results are in. Winning a two-year term on the council were: Marjorie Eckerd, with 85 votes; Brian Baull, 74 votes; and Theresa Ulrich, with 67 votes.
Candidate Diane Carey received 61 votes, while candidate William DeHaven received. 50 votes.
Council leadership positions will be decided at a council session in January.
Show Selbyville the money. Tired of worrying over gasoline additives in the water supply, residents of the town voted Dec. 4 to borrow $2,526,300 from the Delaware Drinking Water Revolving Fund.
But in twist that truly benefits the Town, the loan has 0 percent interest and will be 100 percent forgiven when the water filtration system it will pay for is complete.
The Town of Dagsboro will hold an election this Saturday, Dec. 7, to fill seats on the Dagsboro Town Council.
There are five candidates running this year: Brian Baull, Diane Carey, William DeHaven, Marjorie Eckerd and Theresa Ulrich, each aiming to take one of the three open seats on the council. The seats carry a two-year term.
Those looking for a unique holiday gift can head to Millville this weekend, when the Town of Millville will hold its First Annual Holiday Market, to offer area residents the chance to get a jump of their holiday shopping.
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.
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.
When people buy a home near the beach, they don’t always think about the potential for flooding until the water starts rising. But flood insurance costs might be about to bite some area property owners.
The United States Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program 65 years ago, after the program had been created a year earlier, by Maj. Bill Hendricks from a reserve center in Los Angeles, Calif. From one local program created to collect toys to be distributed to young needy children, the organization has grown to 760 campaigns this year.
There was a turkey for every oven for more than four dozen Indian River School District students when the George Washington Carver Academy and Transitioning Our Toddlers to School (TOTS) sent home boxes of Thanksgiving goodies on Nov. 26.
Bethany Beach Books — a local, independent bookstore — has partnered with the Bethel Tabernacle Church (BTC) in Frankford to bring a showing of Universal Studios, “The Grinch” to the Clayton Theatre, in the hopes of helping to “Save the Clayton.”
Students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View collected 2,131 non-perishable items during a recent food drive to assist needy families in the area.
While baking your holiday cookies, why not make an extra dozen or two and send them to Delaware troops serving overseas? That’s what Operation Cookie Drop Off hopes to do this weekend.
The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Indian River School District on a new arts initiative designed to help bolster confidence and inspiration within the student body.
The Southern Delaware Choral Society will present its winter concerts on Dec. 14 and 15, featuring music from Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio.” The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Simeone Tartaglione, conductor of the Newark Symphony Orchestra.
One of the finest literary talents Sussex County has produced over the years is George Alfred Townsend of Georgetown. During the mid- to late 19th century, Townsend — who signed his writings “Gath” — enjoyed celebrity as a political columnist, novelist, poet and keen observer of the human condition.
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 event at the church after hearing about a similar event at a church in Pennsylvania.
Hammerheads Dockside restaurant announced this week that they are an official drop-off location for the annual Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any wall space. Show sales benefit both artists and MAL, supporting art education programs for both children and adults.
Since 2008, Epworth United Methodist Church in Lewes has been offering local skaters a safe, free place to skateboard. This winter, however, the skate park at Epworth is taking it to the next level, demolishing the old ramps and equipment in the church parking lot and pouring concrete.
Sussex County surfers score over Thanksgiving holiday
A northeast swell had Sussex County surf lineups looking like Southern California on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — minus the sunshine and balmy temperatures.
Delmarva Power representatives reminded home and business owners this week to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them, either in person or by telephone — especially during the holiday season. Recently, they said, Delmarva Power has been alerted to a “Green Dot” scam.
After months of controversy and financial drama, Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary closed the doors of its facility near Georgetown suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 14. But even its end was dramatic.
Local resident Don Welsh got a surprise recently when he saw a commercial for an unexpected product: the Indian River School District.
“When a man wakes up in the morning with no children and school taxes and sees commercials on television,” it’s frustrating, Welsh said. “There’s things to be spent on, rather than radio or television.”
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.
Leslie Kopp said the best part of her job is helping people find their dream vacation home. People from all over seek the perfect escape at the Delaware beaches.
“It’s rewarding,” Kopp said. “It’s fun.”
Her real estate team’s enthusiasm and prime location have helped the Leslie Kopp Group earn a spot in the Real Trends Top Thousand lists for at least three consecutive years.
Residents of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s ambulance district — encompassing the towns of Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island, and the private Sea Colony community — can expect to see an increase in the ambulance service fee charged to them by those entities for the coming year.
For the past eight years, the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation has raised funds for charitable causes with their annual Caribbean Christmas event, held at Mango’s Beach Bar & Grille in Bethany Beach.
Sussex Technical High School suffered an unexpected loss Friday, Nov. 15, when a Georgetown student was found unconscious at the school and later pronounced dead.