Letters to the Editor — August 1, 2014

Connor to introduce Code of Ethics if elected


This is an update on my research of the Code of Ethics/Conduct in our Counties and Towns in Delaware. In my last letter about Sussex County adopting its own Code of Ethics, I said I was going to investigate Kent County’s Code. When I met with the Kent County personnel director, I was informed that the State had never approved the Kent County Code.

Guest Column: Occupational therapy touches nearly all parts of life

Being a local of the Eastern Shore beaches for my entire life, it is only destiny I return back to my hometown to find a job once I complete a master’s degree program in occupational therapy.

Little League prepares for two World Series events

Though the Pyle Center sees plenty of action throughout the spring and early summer, hosting Little League and other games, the lights are about to get a little brighter in Roxana.

For the second consecutive year, the Pyle Center will play host to both the Senior League and Big League World Series for softball, kicking off on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Get out and enjoy the rest of this summer season

This has seemingly been a summer that everyone has been waiting for — and that is for a variety of reasons.

For starters, almost all of us were daydreaming of summer weather throughout our long, harsh winter. By the time we got hit with another snow storm on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone was just about fed up with the cold stuff and ready to feel sunshine meet faces.

Clayton gets its marker, and brings us all together

Some words are simply synonymous with others, for one reason or another.

Letters to the Editor — July 18, 2014

A good deed gets noticed

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “Jo,” possibly from Ocean View, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Millsboro officials consider the big and small

The Town of Millsboro has been facing a few challenges.

Kickstarter the place to be for sidedish dreams

I’m beginning to finally wrap my mind around the notion that I am becoming old.

Staff Column: Local girl braves Dew Tour concert, has fun, not mugged

When I heard that rock band Cage the Elephant was performing a free concert at the Dew Tour in Ocean City, my coworkers can tell you that I flipped out. I’ve wanted to see them at all costs, and here was a concert at no cost!

Let’s all think safety first this holiday weekend

One of the great traditions this area has to offer is the collection of celebrations that transpire throughout our community to commemorate Independence Day (see page A33 for descriptions). From parades to fireworks, we embrace July 4, and people plan these activities for months.

Will the United States go to war in Iraq once again?

Most Americans have never heard of ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, nor could most Americans identify their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a.k.a. Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarri. This small group has made the news in the last few weeks because of the territory it has seized in Syria and Iraq.

County races appear to be ones to watch this year

With Bill Carroll deciding to drop out of the Republican primary for the Sussex County Council District 4 race, the picture in that election gets much more clear. It will be local political heavyweights Shirley Price and George Cole battling for that seat.

Letters to the Editor — June 27, 2014

ECGC celebrates 15 years


Thank you to everyone who came out to the East Coast Garden Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 14, 2014. It was a great day, despite all the flooding caused by a storm the day before. There was some logistical re-arranging, but the weather could not have been more gorgeous.

Summer orientation a win-win-win-win situation

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s International Student Committee (QRCF-ISC), with a major hand from ResortQuest, is holding a free summer orientation for international workers at Sea Colony on Wednesday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m.

Can you feel nostalgic over the OJ car chase?

Tuesday apparently marked the 20th anniversary of the most boring thing that’s ever been put on television — a seminal moment in history that quite-possibly sprung the birth of reality television, caused much of the free world to simulataneously stare in a state of disbelief like Dr. Evil was spinning a giant hypnotic wheel from the moon and most likely caused the Ford Bronco to stop being manufactured.

Healthy picnic fare is indeed on the menu

Summer is the time for enjoying the outdoors. Hot sunny days make it the perfect time of year to have a picnic, but don’t forget about nutrition when packing your picnic basket.

Shops and restaurants are fully open for business

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:

A legend moves on, and we are lesser for it

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.

Let’s cut the red tape, and then cut ribbons

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.

We live in a much better world because of others

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.

So, yeah, we got beat once again in cornhole

Throughout the history of recorded time, there have been two absolute, undeniable truths.

Ocean View looking for developments to join town

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.

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