Storm was rough, but could have been worse

So, yeah, that storm hit us pretty hard.

Many of us have grown a bit skeptical of snow and dangerous weather prognostications for the area over the years, as we have seen dire forecasts turn into little more than some wind and showers time and time again. But every now and then one hits us, and this past weekend was one of those instances.

Snow brings with it a little slice of nostalgia

I’m not exactly the most nostalgic person in the world. I wish I could say it’s because I’m a forward-thinking individual who leaves the past in the proverbial rearview mirror, but it’s not really that. I just don’t... care.

Exercise and set SMART goals to get fit this year

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year, while making resolutions and planning for the upcoming year. The top two New Year’s resolutions are getting fit and losing weight. For both, and simply for overall health and wellbeing, exercise is a key component!

Police get important training with mental issues

One topic that continues to make its way into both the national and local conversation is the current state of mental health treatment.

The land of opportunity must provide opportunity

The American Dream.

There are many different perspectives on what that phrase actually means, and I suppose it can mean different things to different individuals, as we all have our own paths and obstacles in this zany board game we call life.

After 14 years of service, Hocker steps aside

In March 2002, the son of a prominent local businessman and politician took the oath to serve the Town of Millville as a councilman. And Tuesday night he announced he is taking a step back from handling town business, ending a journey that saw him serve as mayor, vote on the Millville By the Sea and Super G projects and generally see the town grow by leaps and bounds.

Please tell me someone hit the Powerball

While issues of gun control, health care and ISIS continue to generate...

Road projects test patience, but run smoothly

We’ve all heard the sentiments before, typically laced with a stream of profanity that we won’t be repeating here.

“Stupid road construction made me late for my meeting.”

“Are they ever going to finish tearing up [Route 54] [Route 26] [my grandma’s road] so we can just get where we need to go?”

“Are you kidding me? Another detour?”

There’s a political storm ahead

Storm clouds are gathering over both Republicans and Democrats for the 2016 election. It is one month to the Iowa caucus and about 5 weeks to the New Hampshire primary. Both major political parties are in trouble.

Please, be safe and smart this New Year’s Eve

We’re guessing that many of you, like many of us at the paper, are still deep in the holiday spirit.

That’s a great thing, and we hope people can carry that air of celebration with them throughout the year. However, with New Year’s Day this week, and New Year’s Eve coincidentally enough falling the night before that day, we ask that you celebrate with a level of restraint.

Another year filled with ups, downs and plugs

Well, here we are. The end of another year, and the start to a new one — filled with promises to ourselves to lose weight, stop smoking, learn a foreign language, save more money and visit more exciting places.

Guest Column: Red and processed meats — delicious or dangerous?

If you follow the latest diet and nutrition trends, it was hard to miss the most recent report on red and processed meats from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scary headlines claiming processed meats are as bad as smoking had people dropping their bacon cheeseburger and ordering a salad. While shocking, these statements are not completely true.

Baby Alana’s life was too short, but still powerful

When word broke on Wednesday, Dec. 14, that Alana Rose Prettyman had passed away, one could feel the oxygen being sucked out of our office. Judging by comments on social media, that feeling enveloped most of our community.

Lifting our spirits with the treasured pasttime of coloring

Whether walking, standing or sitting on the beach, many of us have experienced the indescribable joy that comes from watching a magnificent sunset spread vibrant colors across the sky and onto the water of the Delaware Bay or Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean View to hold election to fill Sheeran’s seat

Ocean View officials are searching for candidates to run for a town council seat in a special election, scheduled to be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

One little boy can give us all Christmas spirit

Ours is a time that the historians will look back on as complicated, to say the least.

An American in Paris

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: The evening of the terror attacks in Paris, Nov. 13, police and military officers patrolled the streets in the Fourth arrondissement.Coastal Point • Maria Counts: The evening of the terror attacks in Paris, Nov. 13, police and military officers patrolled the streets in the Fourth arrondissement.As I sit, trying to figure out how to begin, I realize that there is no way to begin. It was almost three weeks ago today that there were terrorist attacks in Paris, and my mind has yet to settle, to organize its thoughts, to realize that trying to make sense of something so senseless is futile.

You see, on Friday, Nov. 13, I was in Paris.

My family planned a dream vacation of sorts to Europe this fall, with my mother and I going a week ahead to spend some time in London and Paris together before my brother would join us.

We had arrived in Paris on Thursday. Even though it was lightly misting, the city sparkled. We spent the whole day walking about, almost forgetting to eat dinner.

Friday was spent like many of the days prior — wandering the streets, eating too much food and taking more photos than I have wall space to hang.

Bethany, businesses building Weekend Wonderland

The town of Bethany Beach will have a bit more of an extended celebration of the holidays this year.

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany will be held the first three Saturdays of the month, beginning this week, Dec. 5, with the traditional Holiday Happenings event, organized by the Town, featuring family-friendly activities. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, trolley rides and caroling.

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