Schools are now closed throughout much of the region, so vacation time is nearly in full-effect in our little piece of paradise by the shore. So, for those of you who are down here for the first time this season, enjoying all that we have to offer, welcome, and please remember one thing:
I’ve been influenced by many great writers over the years. It’s important to note that I wrote “influenced” there, because I can’t say with a completely clear conscience that I was ever able to pick up any of their talent or secrets.
I fear I am part of a dying breed — an entrepreneur who was able to successfully launch and grow a business in the state of Delaware.
Forty-three years ago in Ocean View, my wife, Emily, and I opened our first grocery store with five employees. Over the decades, we grew consistently, eventually opening five businesses and employing more than 200 people.
Friday, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of our nation, D-Day. In fact, let’s change that thought for a second. It really marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of the world.
Throughout the history of recorded time, there have been two absolute, undeniable truths.
In an attempt to clear up some confusion over borders, as well as generate a little more revenue, Ocean View officials are hoping some developments in unincorporated enclaves surrounding the town decide to join the Ocean View family.
So, I got into a bit of a debate with some friends over the Memorial Day weekend.
All too often, particularly in our little slice of Heaven by the shore, the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in the shuffle.
There are so many things for us as a community to be grateful for as we embark on another voyage into a summer season.
There are a few people around this beautiful community of ours who generate a smile whenever their names are brought up in conversation. One of those names is Neil Beahan.
The principal at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA) since 2009, Beahan was recently recognized by the Delaware Association of School Administrators as the Middle Level Principal of the Year for 2014.
Racism has again entered the nation’s conversation lately, as people have responded to the insidious remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a recording reportedly made without his knowledge by his admitted mistress.
Hospice supporter won’t be forgotten
Delaware Hospice lost a long-time supporter and friend with the passing of Dorothy “Dot” Sapp on April 23.
The month of May is an exciting time for the Indian River High School music program, as coming up Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, is the IR Stage Band’s presentation of “Movie Magic!” Each evening’s performance begins at 6:30 p.m., and will feature hit songs from such movies as “Frozen,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Grease,” “The Wizard Of Oz” and many more.
We all know it’s coming:?the influx of traffic as the weather gets warmer and the summer season swings into gear. And this year (and for a few years to come), we have an added complication to our high-traffic times:?the Route 26 improvement project.
The notion of “family” has been in my mind quite a bit lately.
Those are the three raw numbers that stood out to us the most as reporter Maria Counts was putting together her three-part series on the rise of heroin’s popularity in our little community (the third installment in the series can be found on page 18).
There is something absolutely gut-wrenching about having to say goodbye to someone you genuinely care about, and I’m certain most of you have had to go through this on more than one occasion.
We left Ocean View last August, planning on returning in the fall, as soon as I recovered from knee-replacement surgery. I was still limping around in October when my husband Benjamin’s right arm began to tremble, and that tremor led to an earthquake that transformed the geography of our lives.
Online presence is everything in this digital age. People are checking out your business online before setting foot into your actual store. Your business probably has a Facebook account, and maybe a Twitter account. But how about spicing up your social media presence with an Instagram account before the busy season?
Something very special is happening with the Indian River High School Lady Indians soccer team.
The notion of being a “stowaway” has intrigued me from the time I was a child.
After months of bitter cold temperatures, snow blanketing our pristine community and ice coating our roads like it was simply part of the surface, spring has officially sprung for many of us here at the beach, with Easter weekend now upon us.