Ocean View

Nativity Festival to showcase the heart of Christmas

Coastal Point • File Photo: A stained glass nativity set catches the light from a window during a past festival.Away in a manger,
no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus
laid down his sweet head,

The stars in the bright...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:45am

Ocean View approves discount ambulance subscription service

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously this week to approve the municipal-wide discount ambulance subscription service agreement.

The agreement requires businesses and property owners to pay a flat rate of $35 per year to the...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:23am

Unlocked doors? OVPD advises you should expect thefts

Lock your doors! Police are asking people to avoid being an easy target for theft.

Recently, Ocean View Police Department reported a rash of burglaries in early November, including 10 car burglaries in two days. Every vehicle was left...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:46am

OV P&Z recommends time extension for rec facilities at Beach Club

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission this week recommended approval of a proposed ordinance that would allow the developer of the Ocean View Beach Club additional time to complete expanded recreational facilities for the community....

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:11am

Families invited to trick-or-treat with Cops & Goblins

This Halloween, the Ocean View Police Department is offering a family-friendly trick-or-treating festival.

The second annual Cops & Goblins Halloween Festival will take place this Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. in John West Park....

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:17am

Ocean View council continues to discuss ambulance fees

The Ocean View Town Council this week reviewed its latest draft agreement for ambulance subscription fee, which would require businesses and property owners to pay a flat rate of $35 per year to the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) to help...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:38am

Bear Trap Dunes celebrating fall with families on Saturday

This weekend, Bear Trap Dunes will be hosting its first Fall Festival, inviting the community to enjoy a family-friendly day on the front lawn.

“We’re hoping for it to grow it to a yearly thing,” said Erin Swanson, Bear Trap membership and...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:54am

Ocean View ranked second-safest community in Delaware

Last week, SafeWise — a website that provides “unbiased home security reviews, comparisons and advice that empowers consumers to make wise decisions to protect their home” — listed the town of Ocean View as the second-safest municipality in the...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:33am

Ocean View discusses fire siren, spending

For years, Ocean View residents who live near the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s secondary fire alarm have asked for it to be put out of commission.

Although the hours of the siren’s operation have been reigned in to 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:36am

Cops & Goblins returning to Ocean View this Halloween

The Ocean View Police Department will host its Cops & Goblins event for the second year this October. The family-friendly Halloween event is designed as a way for young families to enjoy the holiday in a safe environment.

“Last year,...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:28am

Former OV employee loses appeal

A former Town of Ocean View employee recently lost an appeal to the Delaware Superior Court after the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board found she was disqualified for unemployment benefits.

Melanie Breech, who served as the Town’s...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:31am

LB students get help from women’s group

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Women from the Bishop’s Landing development used donations they collected to fill 40 backpacks for students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.More than four dozen students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:15am

Ocean View Historical Society to hold ’50s Boardwalk Bash

History buffs and those just wanting a fun night out can return to a quieter, simpler time at the Ocean View Historical Society’s ’50s Boardwalk Bash, reliving an era when gals wore poodle skirts and guys slicked their hair back just-so.


Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:16am

Millsboro man charged with seventh DUI after OVPD stop

The Ocean View Police Department recently charged a Millsboro man with his seventh DUI offense.

According to police, Darrell B. Bell III was driving on Beaver Dam Road within town limits on Saturday, Aug. 13, in an area where officers were...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:29am

OV BOA approves special exception

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment this week unanimously approved a special exception for a physical therapy/rehabilitation facility, to be located at 111 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 3.

Robert Hammond, owner of Atlantic Physical Therapy, told...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:25am

Ocean View discusses ambulance fees, speeding and more

Ocean View officials met with the Millville Volunteer Fire Company recently to discuss a proposed contract for the $35-per-property ambulance service fee proposed by the fire company.

“While, in general, the council liked the theory of it...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:23am

Ocean View approves variances for businesses

The Ocean View Board of Adjustment last week approved two applications for local businesses, granting approval for additional medical offices and for a ramp for a bakery.

The board unanimously approved a special exception for 96 Atlantic...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:19am

Protect the paramedics

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Paramedics Stephanie Davis and Jay Pawelek examine a mock casualty for treatment.Police officers swept across Lord Baltimore Elementary School, guns raised, as teams of paramedics scuttled behind them.


Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:58am

Gallery One opens new show ‘Bold & Bright’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Nina Mickelsen’s ‘Beach Cabanas,’ a mixed-media artwork will be featured during Gallery One’s ‘Bright & Bold’ show, open until Aug.­ 2.Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced the theme of their July exhibit, “...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek suspects in robbery of Ocean View package store

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the robbery of Hickman’s Package Store late on Monday evening.

Police said the incident occurred around 10:10 p.m. Monday, June 20, when two male suspects entered the package store, located...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:26am

Ocean View drainage project nears its completion

Ocean View Public Works Director Charles McMullen told the town council on Tuesday that Phase I of the Country Village drainage project is all but complete, save for roadway repairs. He said those repairs would take place in about two to three...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:25pm

Community invited to 24-hour prayer vigil at Mariner's Bethel

“Lots and lots of prayer is going out to the community this weekend,” said Linda Gundersen, a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, which will be holding a 24-hour prayer vigil this weekend.

Led by the Revs. David Humphrey...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:51pm

Local emergency services, law enforcement train together

Last week, the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company and the Bethany Beach Police Department, along with the Ocean View Police Department and South Bethany Police Department, joined together for a three-day training session on tactical emergency...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:12am

LB Lions Club to hold yard sale June 18

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club will hold their annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 18, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This year, the sale will include household items, sporting...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: OVPD seeks drug suspect after he flees on foot from traffic stop

The Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Jamar A. Manuel of Frankford, after he allegedly fled on foot from police when stopped for driving on a suspended/revoked license.

According to the...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:57am

Traffic stop in OV leads to heroin arrest

Following a routine traffic stop in Ocean View, the Ocean View Police Department was recently able to recover 1.5 grams of suspected heroin from Ocean View resident Jennifer Zimmerman.

“On May 15, at approximately 2:20 p.m. Patrolman [...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:48am

Curran pens first novel

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Walter Curran with his first novel, ‘Young Mariner’ and his first book of poetry, ‘Slice of Life: Cerebral Spasms of the Soul’.Having worked in the maritime field for more than 40 years, Walter Curran knows a...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:28am

OVPD Hopkins and Hardy K-9 team receive national certifications

Coastal Point • File Photo: PFC Justin Hopkins and K-9 Hardy during a training exercise last year.Earlier this year, municipal K-9 teams throughout the state received national certification in explosive and narcotic scent detection by the...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:17am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Hockers acquire former Harris Teeter property

Coastal Point • Susan Lyons: The Hocker family has reached an agreement to purchase Salt Pond Plaza, which includes the building that formerly housed Harris Teeter.In a mystery that rivaled “Who shot J.R.?” and “Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?”...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:02am

Night work to begin on Route 113 and 26 road projects

To accommodate the holiday traffic, major road projects in the area have been put on hold from Thursday, May 26, to Monday, May 30. After that, lane closures will be prohibited on Route 26 and Route 113 during peak daytime hours.


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Meet the artisans of the 2016 Artisans Fair

Photo courtesy • Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography: A photograph of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with fireworks overhead by Maureen Dyer Ickrath Photography. Ickrath will be at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School for the 2016 Artisans Fair on...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:01am

Hocker's acquire former Harris Teeter property

Mystery solved!

Speculation has run rampant over what would happen with the Harris Teeter building near Salt Pond since that company announced they were closing their doors there in February 2015.

Hocker’s has reached an agreement...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:29am

Sussex Central grad joins Ocean View Police Department

Coastal Point • Shaun Lambert: Patrolman Troy Bowden is the newest addition to the Ocean View Police Department. A member of the Delaware State Police Explorers Program as a youth, Bowden has long had his eye on a career in law enforcement.If you...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:13am

VFW post’s 70th anniversary to include founding members

In researching the 70-year history of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234, Jerry Hardiman has discovered a theme of selflessness running though longtime members.

The VFW was founded in 1946, primarily by World War II veterans. It was an...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:12pm

Lord Baltimore sees no injuries in minor electrical fire

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Firefighters load unused hose onto a Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company truck after a small fire at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Friday, May 6.A recent school fire only resulted a few hours of lost...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:38am

OV Homecoming Festival & Craft Fair set for this weekend

Coastal Point • File Photo: Kids climb the rock wall that was present during a past Ocean View Homecoming event.This weekend, the Town of Ocean View will host its annual Homecoming Festival & Crafts Fair.

Homecoming will take place on...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:03am

The store that gave rise to Ocean View

The community of Ocean View can trace its origin to 1688. In that year, Lord Baltimore of the Maryland Colony granted 500 acres of land to a Matthew Scarborough. That land grant was called “Middlesex” and was situated in what today is the area...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:48am

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in alleged MVFC embezzlement charged

Delaware State Police have arrested a 36-year-old Dagsboro man after an audit of a local fire company’s accounts reveal he allegedly stole more than $190,000 in funds.

Justin K. Oakley turned himself into detectives Tuesday, May 10, after...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:11am

BREAKING NEWS: State inspection reveals close to $200,000 allegedly embezzled from MVFC

A fiscal inspection report released by the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) on Tuesday, May 10, reported that $190,433.61 was allegedly embezzled from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) by their former treasurer...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:39am

Gallery One artist ‘Get Around’ in new exhibit

Gallery One in Ocean View will celebrate its 10th anniversary and welcome new partner Eileen Olson at a special artist reception Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. May’s show theme “Round, Round, I Get Around,” will be on display and open to the...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:43am

Twardzik to be sworn in as OV councilman

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Frank and Colleen Twardzik pose for a photo outside their home in?Ocean View. Frank will be sworn in as a town councilman April 26, at 6 p.m.Having been involved behind the scenes in local politics for a number...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:58pm

Seaside Bride, Bear Trap team for wedding event

In an effort to bring industry professionals together for networking opportunities, Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Bear Trap Dunes are hosting a wedding professionals’ networking event on Thursday, April 21.

“We are very excited to be...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:36am

Gallery One show gets ‘Touchy Feely’

Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced that its April show, “Touchy Feely,” will be open to the public through May 3.

“The artistic creative process generally begins with an idea. It may be a feeling, emotional response, or just the...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:42am

McCabe to speak on Delmarva history

Lovers of Delaware history may find plenty to love in the latest free lecture to hit Ocean View courtesy of the Ocean View Historical Society. The presentation will be given by Russ McCabe, former director of the Delaware Public Archives, and...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:32am

Cub Scout pack visits Ocean View Police Department

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: When the Bears of Cub Pack 280 stopped in for a visit to the Ocean View Police Department, the boys didn’t know they were going to get handcuffed. Here Fiore Raithel has his turn as Ty Brown watches and waits for...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:08am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Ocean View makes $160k grant to Millville fire department

The Ocean View Town Council unanimously voted last week to grant the Millville Volunteer Fire Company $160,000 to help pay down the principal loan monies owed from the purchase of two new ambulances, and one new traffic control unit, that are...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:13pm

Olsen and Twardzik to serve on OV council

The Town of Ocean View will not hold a municipal election in April, after only two residents filed to run for open seats on the town council.

Frank Twardzik filed to run in District 2, for a seat currently held by Geoff Christ, who is...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:14pm

Ocean View Police Department welcomes Dalton to force

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Patrolman AnnMarie Dalton takes a break from her duties to pose next to one of the Ocean View Police Department’s vehicles. She chose Ocean View largely because of their reputation of training their officers well...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:29pm