Millville


DelDot tells public: Stay informed on Route 26

More than 100 people came to learn more about the State Route 26 Mainline construction project at a public hearing hosted by the Delaware Department of Transportation on Oct. 15.

DelDOT is preparing a nearly-three-year project to widen...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:29am

Millville approves Methodist church expansion

Ready to spread their wings, Millville United Methodist Church had their site plans unanimously approved at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Millville Town Council. The MUMC Board of Trustees hopes to construct a 3,200-square-foot social hall next to...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:26am

Dickens Parlour Theatre to host Houdini séance Oct. 31

From handcuffs and straitjackets to sealed water tanks, Harry Houdini, one of America’s first superstars, could escape from virtually anything. So confident in his abilities was he that he intended to defy his last inescapable prospect — death....

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:08am

Police looking for suspects in burning of American flag

On Sunday, Sept. 29, Pat Carey walked out of his home in the Summerfield community near Ocean View to go to his car, and saw that the American flag that had been flying from their garage had been burned during the night.

Coastal Point • R...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:37am

Get the facts at Route 26 meeting

After lots of talk and preparation, Route 26 construction season is nearly here, expected to last almost three years. People can learn exactly what that means at a Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:36am

Area firefighters arrested in Maryland for destruction of property

Five Delaware residents, all area firefighters, were arrested last week after allegedly smashing mailboxes with watermelons in Bishopville, Md.

On Oct. 4, around 1 a.m., the Worcester County Sheriff’s office received a report that a dark...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:29am

Denn gets first-hand education at Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore Elementary School got a distinguished visitor Oct. 3 when Lt. Gov. Matt Denn visited to see just what makes a Delaware Recognition School. Denn visited each of the state’s 17 winners, also including John M. Clayton and Phillip C....

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:02am

Millville set to host fifth annual pumpkin festival

This weekend, Millville will kick off the post-summer season with its signature fall festival. The fifth annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:57am

Route 26 Working Group prepares for public meeting

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently got to test-drive their State Route 26 Mainline Improvement Project presentation, before taking the information public in less than two weeks. Community, business and...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:30am

Millville discusses accessory structure ordinance

At their workshop early this week, the Millville town council discussed the town’s ordinance regarding accessory structures in the R-1 Residential District. Town Engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS presented a draft ordinance to the council,...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:25am

Millville Walk-In Care closing for the season Sept. 30

Beebe Medical Center’s Millville Walk-In Care facility will close for the season Monday, Sept. 30, Beebe representatives announced this week. Beebe’s Millville primary-care physicians will continue to serve the community, they noted, and Beebe’s...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:53pm

BART to host cabaret night with Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney

The Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART), in partnership with the Dickens Parlour Theatre, this week announced its inaugural event for the 2013-2014 season. On Oct. 11 and 12, national touring artists Eileen Stamnas and Jim Gibney will present...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:21pm

Millville combines old and new with new town seal

Millville now has a new town seal to showcase the town’s history — and its present, in the Great Pumpkin Festival.

Millville Town Seal“Mayor [Gerry] Hocker and I were having a conversation, and I asked if he noticed we had purchased a...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:12pm

Information workshop planned for Route 26 improvements project

Construction to begin before end of year, according to officials

State officials will be holding a public workshop regarding the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, which is set to begin construction later this year, at South Coastal...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:08pm

Construction of Millville by the Sea’s Lifestyle Center under way

Coastal Point • Submitted: Homeowners at Millville By The Sea just can't wait for their Clubhouse to be completed. Shown (from left to right) breaking in the game room by playing a little hard-hat poker using 2x4 chips during a recent...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:03pm

Lord Baltimore successful with new traffic patterns

After traffic backed up at least 20 cars deep on Route 26 during the first week of the school year, Lord Baltimore Elementary School’s new traffic pattern has made major improvements this week.

Representatives from the Indian River School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:34am

Great Pumpkin Festival planned for Oct. 5

The Millville Town Council concluded its business on Sept. 10 in just nine minutes. Plans are in “full swing” for the Oct. 5 Great Pumpkin Festival, said Town Manager Debbie Botchie. Flyers are being distributed, and the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:33am

Beef-n-Beer to benefit mesothelioma research

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to raise money for mesothelioma research.

According to the Mayo Clinic, mesothelioma “is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:50am

Millville ‘tornado’ gets downgraded designation

Although many people saw what appeared to be a tornado in the Millville/Ocean View area on Sunday, Sept. 1, the National Weather Service confirmed this week that the phenomenon could only be called a funnel cloud.

“We actually had...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:30am

Millville Town Peddler to host artist Kelly Haskins

The Millville Town Peddler announced this week that it will host artist Kelly Haskins for a month-long exhibit and artist reception. The collection will be displayed at Millville Town Peddler, in the rear section, during September. Visitors can...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:30am

Local artists team up on new surfboard series

Millville Town Peddler announced this week that local surfboard shaper Clay Reynolds, of Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards, and local artist Amber Starr Davis, of Amber’s Custom Decks & Boards, have teamed up to create a new series of surfboards...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:29am

Millville to correct flooding issues at town hall property

After some ongoing drainage issues, Millville Town Councilman Harry Kent said this week that he had contacted and subsequently received a proposal from Concierge regarding the area in front of town hall.

“Anytime it rains — it can be a...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:00pm

Designated driver service continues to serve overserved

When Bill Fox went to buy a bus for his new business venture, he didn’t know that it would be a meaningful exchange.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Bill Fox takes a minute out of his busy life to pose...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:47am

Millville council approves Mediacom franchise agreement

The Millville Town Council this week passed a resolution authorizing the execution of a cable franchise agreement between the town and Mediacom LLC, the third town in as many weeks to do so.

Echoing comments made at the other town’s...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:28am

Millville farmers’ market open for the season

Millville hit the ground running this week with their farmers’ market, now in its second year. The market opened up last Thursday and offered fresh local produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as it will for the remainder of the summer and into the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:00pm

Fat Tuna heads into summer with expanded menu, new management

The Fat Tuna Grill is gearing up for the 2013 summer season and their new management, Karen Diakos and Ramiro Herrera, is ready to see what summer has in store. The Millville restaurant has been under new management since December, so they have...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:09am

Artisans Fair set for Memorial Day weekend

The sixth annual AARP Artisans Fair will be held Memorial Day weekend at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, two miles west of Coastal Highway on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coastal Point • Submitted
These necklaces by...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:41am

Law Office of Susan Weidman expanding into Rehoboth

The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Susan Pittard...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:17am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Cornhole tournament to benefit Russell White scholarship

The fourth annual cornhole tournament benefitting a scholarship in the name of the late Russell White will be held June 8 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. The tournament is hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority, which is part of...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:53am

Millville changes subdivision escrow fees, looks at holiday market

There will be no new taxes or fees for home owners this year in Millville, although the Town will have a change in escrow fees for major and minor subdivisions. Those changes came as the town council approved the budget for the coming fiscal year...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:34am

MillVols set to put a shine on Camp Barnes

The Millville Volunteer Group will be out at Camp Barnes this weekend, along with a number of other volunteer organizations. They will be doing needed repairs and maintenance, including painting and cleaning of the grounds, according to the...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:10am

Standup comedy on tap at local restaurant

Turquoise will shake up entertainment at the beach April 19 by hosting The Plumber & The Redneck Comedy Show. Located in the Sea Colony Marketplace near Bethany Beach, the Greek and American restaurant will host comedy for the first time at 9...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:08am

Summer college boot camp in Millville offered to students

This summer, rising juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to spend a little time on planning for college, thanks to a Summer College Admissions Boot Camp offered by Anne Macleod Weeks of Delmarva Educational Consulting.

“I’m going...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:53am

County approves Phase III expansion of Millville sewer district

The Sussex County Council this week approved going ahead with the Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, including several additional properties in the Wingate Court subdivision. Sussex County had held a public...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:08am

Driver escapes serious injury in collision with utility pole

Emergency responders freed a driver from her car on Sunday, March 24, after an accident in which the Delaware woman grazed a utility pole at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) and Railway Road in Millville.

Special to the...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:57am

Delaware’s farmers’ market season soon to begin

New markets join in Bellefonte, Dover

The Delaware farmers’ market season launches this month, featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting sales season of nearly $2 million last year...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:49am

Annual Artisans Fair bringing together crafters

Craftspersons from the area will show their wares at the Sixth Annual Artisans Fair, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The air-conditioned setting will feature invitation-only...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:48am

Grand opening for Bishop’s Landing set for April 6

Beazer Homes announced this week the grand opening of its newest neighborhood, Bishop’s Landing, to be held Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community sales center located at the intersection of Windmill and Burbage roads in...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:24am

Christian author to hold book signing in Millville

Millville United Methodist Church will host Kolleen Lucariello, author of “The ABC’s of Who God Says I Am,” on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the church. Lucariello will also be sharing her...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:56am

FOP donates emergency kit to Lord Baltimore Elementary

Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.

“Just because of the shootings, we became aware of the fact that they needed some equipment here...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:24am

Millville sewer expansion on hold while property owners contacted

By Monica Scott
The Sussex County Council decided this week to defer for one additional week any action on the public hearing results for the proposed Route 26, Phase III portion of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District expansion, to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:07am

Millville considers ceasing to fund police startup fund

The Millville Town Council discussed the first draft of next year’s budget at great length last week, hashing out details ranging from Pumpkin Festival expenses to holiday decorations. The main points discussed included possibly not continuing to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:04am

MVFC Ladies Auxiliary to hold annual bake and candy sale

This Easter, local families can fill their baskets with goodies made by the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

“Anything peanut butter, and our chocolate covered pretzels — you’d be surprised how many people like the...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:25am

Local pet store's customers help donate dog food to shelter

The Georgetown SPCA will be the recipient of 1,350 pounds of donated dog food, courtesy of VéRUS Pet Foods, which is matching pound-for-pound sales at the Millville Pet Stop on Feb. 23.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Zack Carey, Pam...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

County to hold hearing on proposed extension of Millville sewer district

Sussex County will hold a public hearing in early March on a planned extension of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District, to give property owners and residents an overview of the project and proposed rates.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m...

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:54am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

And...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

BART to present second show, ‘Rudy and Ruby’

Last year, Dickens Parlour Theatre branched out from magic and stage readings, to full-fledged productions, helping to create the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART).

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Cast members of ‘Rudy and Ruby’...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:07pm

Banks Wines & Spirits marks a decade of business

“Fat Bastard.” “Skinny Girl.” “Cupcake.” No, those aren’t insults or slightly off-color terms of endearment. They are just some of the brands one could see while chuckling down the aisles at Banks Wines & Spirits in Millville, which — like...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:46am