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 goods for the food bank.
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 mayoral seat was Feb. 25, and Curran was the only resident to file for the position.
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, drive the route and look for questions to ask people as they’re on the route.”
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 really helps, and it’s just lots of fun.”
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.
In a few short years, the Ocean View Historical Society has been able to restore the Tunnel-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 community.
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.
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 clearing and grubbing (removing trees, shrubs, stumps, and rubbish).
Detours are not required. Traffic will alternate, as directed by flaggers.
A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.
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 Jan. 15, both have been reassigned within the district.
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 own the property that abuts a ditch, as a potential amendment to Chapter 169 — Property Maintenance.
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 clearing and grubbing (removing trees, shrubs, stumps and rubbish).
Detours are not required. Traffic will alternate, as directed by flaggers.
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 been under discussion.
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 made in the coming days to the principal and assistant principal roles at the school.
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 project. DelDOT is using the relatively quiet winter months to get contractors George & Lynch started before the heavy traffic of summer arrives.
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 will also be receiving commendations after resuscitating another citizen whose heart had stopped.
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 screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.
Next week, the Ocean View Historical Society will be offering a free history lecture to discuss the origins of Sussex County.
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 thought I’d go for three more years,“ he said.
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.
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, “Finding Beautiful,” on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gallery this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is continuing its decade-old tradition of holding a Live Nativity, featuring the Christmas story, music and carols.
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.
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.
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.