Racist graffiti and damage done to churches, schools and municipal buildings across the country. Protestors spitting on the concept of peaceful and lawful assembly by doing their own damage and extending hate. It’s enough to make you want to climb a mountain, put together a hovel crafted of branches, dirt and whatever else one might find on top of a mountain and just trade in this life of insanity that envelops us for the quiet solitude of the mountain hermit.
AARP thankful for help with fundraiser
The South Coastal DE AARP Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Oct. 27 fundraiser a success.
The Ocean View Police Department (OVPD) reached out to us late last week to offer a bit of a public safety warning to residents, and we are happy they did.
According to OVPD, there was a rash of burglaries in early November, including 10 instances in two days of people entering unlocked cars at night, apparently searching for valuables.
Sitting at my desk on Wednesday morning, I was amazed by a sight outside my office window.
The sun was coming up over the horizon.
Reader talks emergency services
Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
The fall has truly turned into the season of great local events.
The end is nigh. The chickens are coming home to roost. The fat lady is singing, and the witching hour is now upon us.
Ocean View book gets a strong review
Congratulations on the Coastal Point’s amazing booklet on the history and culture of Ocean View.
It was very well-researched, well-written and held our interest from page one. It covered an amazing amount of history and had great photographs, as well.
Congratulations on a great job!
Allen Harim announced on Monday that they will be building a $22 million state-of-the-art hatchery near Dagsboro, with an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week. That, it would appear, is a lot of eggs.
Sometimes, you have to go home to know that you’re not really home.
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County (LWVSC) rocks.
There. We said it. A local organization, comprising volunteers throughout our community, flat-out rocks. Let us explain.
It’s been said that the path of an individual’s life is often set by a series of decisions.
Per our policy, we will not run any letters to the editor the week before the Nov. 8 election. Therefore, our Oct. 28 issue will be the last time readers can promote any candidates for this year’s general election.
Also, and this is important, we expect our letters to be supportive of candidates, as opposed to bringing the conversation into the gutter.
Bennett puts support behind Connor
I want to address the citizens of the 41st District during this critical election year.
Though the term “spring cleaning” has been widely known for ages, this community has also embraced the notion of the “fall dump.”
After a busy summer season when many of us are too busy to keep up with the demands of the day-to-day life, fall is when we work on getting our homes back together, doing repairs and getting rid of things that are now just taking up space.
There’s a lot at stake in this presidential election.
For starters, there’s a swing seat open in the Supreme Court of the United States. Whoever wins the presidential election will (presumably) be afforded the opportunity to offer a nominee for that position and influence the way the highest court in the land leans for the next several years.
Reader offers chance to offer voice
Between now and Oct. 21, residents of Sussex County have a very convenient online opportunity to express their 2 cents on the planning that will determine quality of life in this region.
Please see the SurveyMonkey tool at this website and publicize it to your readers: www.sussexplan.com.
Bethany Beach Public Works employee Sean Ely was on the beach on Monday, Oct. 3, when he was reportedly flagged down by a woman in need of immediate help.
Very immediate help.
Ubaldo Jimenez? Really?
Reader upset that political signs taken
This letter is addressed to the person or persons who removed the five candidates’ signs that I posted on Cedar Neck Road on the west side of the former Harris Teeter property near Fred Hudson Road last week.
Fall is a pretty special time in these parts.
The hubbub of the frantic summer season is behind us, the roads feel a bit more wide open and the changing leaves perform their typical brilliant autumnal show. And to top it off, there are fantastic events nearly every single weekend.
Once again, “The People” have spoken.
Reader sees optimism in Ocean View
I read with interest the article in the Sept. 23 issue of the Coastal Point encouraging residents to become informed and prepared in case of emergencies. Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas also recommended that members of the public get involved with organizations such as Citizens Corps.
Latest IRSD referendum born from area growth
This is one that comes at no surprise, whatsoever.
If you’ve entered a grocery or drug store since, oh, July, you have noticed that Halloween items are filling the aisles.
Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many
Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s recent Chocolate Tasting on Sept. 10, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting support the Thatcher Education Fund, which provides travel expenses to schools that need help to bring their students to the park.
Is it Christmas? Because it kind of feels like Christmas.
Chamber offers thanks, respect to guards
Get out on the next clear night and enjoy one of our amazing sunsets. Or, on the flip side, wake up early and head to the beach to catch a sunrise that is guaranteed to steal your breath.
These things can make us feel extremely fortunate to live here, or spend significant time here visiting.
There comes a time when we must all stand up and take accountability for our actions or words. I find myself in this position quite a bit, actually.