Ocean View


BART donates DVD’s of theatre productions to South Coastal Library

Rusty Hesse, a member of the advisory committee of the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) and Bob Davis founder of BART and local playwright, recently presented seven DVDs to Susan Keefe, director of the South Coastal Library. The DVD’s are...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:37am

OVPD adds training and K-9 officer to anti-heroin initiative

The Ocean View Police Department has been working on its own initiative to help combat the heroin problem that has been plaguing the town, state and country.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ocean View Police Officer Justin Hopkins and his...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:07pm

K-9 Hardy welcomed to OVPD

“For him, this isn’t work — it’s play,” said Ocean View Police Department Officer Justin Hopkins of his new partner, Hardy.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Ocean View Police Officer Justin Hopkins and his K-9 partner, Hardy, practice bite...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:03pm

Route 26 detour begins Monday­­

Route 26 will close in two locations for construction, starting Monday, Jan. 5. The three-month closure is scheduled to end March 30.

Two bridge culverts must be replaced where Route 26 crosses water, just east of Millville Town Hall and...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:03pm

OVPD first in state to carry drug to treat overdoses

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Naloxone Hydrochloride, or ‘Narcan,’ can counteract the effects of an overdose of opioid drugs, legal or otherwise.A few weeks ago, if an Ocean View police officer arrived on the scene of a suspected drug overdose...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

Ocean View police upgrade body camera program

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Ocean View Police Department secured new Vievu LE3 cameras for their officers, replacing the old ones, which have become outdated.Last month, the Ocean View Police Department purchased body cameras for its...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:54pm

OVP&Z approves Silverstock annexation conditions, Royal Farms air pump location

The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted 3-0 this week to recommend Ocean View Town Council to amend the conditions of approval for lands owned by Silverstock LLC to be annexed into the town.

Administrative Official Charles...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 5:07pm

Substation Road to close for crossroad pipe replacement

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week alerted motorists that the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe will close Substation Road between Burbage Road and Beaver Dam Road in the Ocean View area until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:00am

Ocean View offers holiday fun for all this Saturday

This weekend, the Town of Ocean View and the Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS) will be celebrating the holiday season, and is inviting the public to the festivities.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., the OVHS will be holding its...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:09am

Ocean View discusses resident inquiry regarding brewery

The Town of Ocean View will be looking into drafting language for a special exception use for a brewery following the request of local businessman and town resident Joel Antonioli.

Antonioli, owner of Superior Screen & Glass, located...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:08am

Dickens offers fun holiday events, starting this Saturday

For the second year, area children will have the chance to meet Santa Claus at a spot a little closer than the North Pole — at Dickens Parlour Theatre.

“It was very popular last year so we’re expecting a lot of kids to come visit Santa...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:05pm

Nativity Festival aims to get families in the holiday spirit

It seemed an inauspicious birth,
another mouth to feed on earth.
A stable in a crowded town,
the only lodging to be found.

— John McCullagh

Many Christian families display a crèche or nativity every Christmas,...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:25pm

Family seeks support following local woman’s sudden passing

A local family is seeking help from the community after the sudden and unexpected death of an Ocean View woman last month.

SiebertDorthea “Dottie” Siebert, an Ocean View resident, passed away at the age of 54 on Oct. 21, leaving behind an...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:58pm

Gallery one featuring ‘Celebration’ with December show

In December, people often look back on the past year and celebrate those events which are personal and meaningful to each of them, and the same is true of the artists of Gallery One in Ocean View, which is holding its new show, “Celebration,”...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:52pm

Ocean View woman charged with third DUI, arson

A car on fire was reported at the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Atlantic Avenue about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Delaware State Police assisted the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office in securing the scene that night, and it was suspected...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:46am

OV discusses trash collection, gets update on historical complex

The Town of Ocean View will be looking into the cost of contracting with a single trash and recycling company for services town-wide.

“It’s not a new idea,” said Councilman Tom Sheeran, who brought the idea forward to the council. “It has...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:41am

‘Good King Succotash’ showcasing holiday debauchery at Dickens

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) rehearses for their last show, ‘The Time Collector’ at Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Their newest production, ‘Good King Succotash,’ will have its last performance...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:08am

MSO to present ‘Holiday Joy’ concert

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, will usher in the holiday season with a program of orchestral and vocal music at the “Holiday Joy” concert, to be performed on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:40am

OVCC to host 2nd annual community Thanksgiving dinner

The Ocean View Church of Christ (OVCC) will hold its 2nd annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 4 pm. This event is free. All members of the community are invited to come and enjoy good food and good company...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:38am

Hocker coffee serves up discussion of oysters and rent hikes

For the first time since he was elected state representative in 2000, state Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. enjoyed his first election off. But he was back to work Wednesday morning, with a Nov. 5 “Coffee’s On Me” with constituents.

Regarding the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:32am

Grandell concert to benefit Mariner’s mission trip

Coastal Point • File Photo: The Grandells enjoy the beach with their guitars. The musicians will be headlining a concert to benefit the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church’s mission trip to Costa Rica.Some familiar faces are headlining the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:52am

Ocean View Public Works makes the move

The Ocean View Public Works Department is working diligently to move into its new home by the beginning of November. Until now, the department has been working out of a number of separate buildings, but will now have one home.

“All the...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:29am

OV holds workshop on Phase III Streetscape improvements

The Town of Ocean View held an informational workshop this week on Phase III of the town’s Streetscape improvements project.

“The more information we can provide to the public, the better informed they are. That’s why we’re having these...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:39am

Aubré Duncan joins Gallery One in Ocean View

Gallery One, a co-op art gallery in Ocean View, this week announced that watercolor artist Aubrè Duncan has joined the gallery as a partner.

“Aubrè’s watercolors bring a fresh, new point of view this fine art gallery,” they said. “Aubrè’s...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:19am

Expansion of alcohol consumption hours to get second reading

The Ocean View Town Council will hold its second public hearing for an ordinance to amend the Town’s Code related to hours of alcoholic beverage consumption in restaurants at its monthly meeting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Town was contacted...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:48pm

Ocean View to hold Phase III sidewalk workshop

A public workshop on Ocean View Streetscape Improvements Phase III will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at town hall.

“This is a preliminary plan that is going to be presented to those people whose properties abut the pathway...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:45pm

Film society to show ‘The Lunchbox’ at two October screenings

For October’s monthly screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the romantic Mumbai drama “The Lunchbox.” The screening will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View and at 7 p.m. on...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:39am

BART to open season with ‘The Time Collector’

They say one’s wedding day is the happiest day of their life. So what if, years after the special day, you were able to revisit that moment through a returned photograph?

This month, the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) will open its...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:21pm

A doctor to the core: Millville’s Dunn passes away

Coastal Point • Submitted : A fond memory of Dr. T. Jeffrey Dunn fishing with his son Reagan.A familiar face has faded into memory after Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Dunn, 51, of Dagsboro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16. Frequently found in Little League...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:09pm

OV P&Z approves canal trail land development plan

Last week, the Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved design plans for the Assawoman Canal Trail, Phase I, which would establish a trailhead parking lot and canal trail.

The commission reviewed a land development...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:21am

DEA to hold National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The public can clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend and participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, Sept. 24, when they can drop off unwanted and unused prescription or...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:03am

OV discusses possible fixes for Woodland Avenue extended

After receiving concerned correspondence from residents, the Town of Ocean View held a workshop in order to discuss possible solutions to safety concerns.

“This particular topic arose as a result of a series of complaints that I and others...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:04am

Lifelong Learning available at Ocean View Town Hall

If you are 50 years of age or older, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware invites you to continue your education, while meeting other community members with similar interests.

“We operate under the Division...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:55am

Ocean View discusses joining State healthcare plan

The Town of Ocean View is working with the State’s benefits office to facilitate the enrollment of the Town’s employees into the State’s group health insurance program.

“I received a communication from Leighann Hinkle, who is the policy...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:45am

BART returns to Dickens Parlour Theatre for third season

For its third year, the Bethany Area Repertory Theatre (BART) will be gracing the stage at Millville’s Dickens Parlour Theatre.

BART began in 2012, as a non-profit with the goal of bringing local theater to the Bethany area and, through...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:36am

Carper on Route 26 project: Federal funding is key

Cars and trucks crawled through Millville on Aug. 28, an appropriate backdrop to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper’s visit to the Route 26 Mainline construction project. Carper toured the state Thursday to talk federal transportation funding in regard to...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:18am

Passport Day set for Sept. 24 at Ocean View Post Office

The Ocean View Post Office, located at 35764 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), is hosting a Passport Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24, to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00am

Community ready to warmly welcome Wounded Warrior families

If ever I am lost and find myself in Heaven,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever I am shallow and in need of warm greeting,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever an Angel graces me with a helping hand,

Let it spell Bethany...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm

Full slate of primary elections set for Sept. 9

In an unusually busy primary election day for Delawareans, voters on Sept. 9 will decide which candidates will represent their parties in more than a half-dozen races in November, including candidates for U.S. senator, State Treasurer, Delaware...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:58pm

OV seeks resident input on Woodland Avenue

Those who have traveled Ocean View’s Woodland Avenue Extended may have experienced speeding vehicles, along with bicyclists and pedestrians trying to navigate the road.

During the Town’s July council meeting, Mayor Walter Curran told...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:49am

Ocean View CVS receives bomb threat

The Ocean View CVS Pharmacy store was forced to close in the early evening hours on Aug. 20, due to a bomb threat.

“The CVS received a call from an unknown male caller that stated they had placed a bomb in the store. They demanded money,...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:31am

Dickens to host Simon’s ‘The Sunshine Boys’ from Sept. 4-7

For one weekend only, Sept. 4-7, the Dickens Parlour Theatre will host Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” which celebrates the best in classic sketch comedy, with beloved characters from the Vaudeville era.

An evening of conversation...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:26am

Feather in their cap: Swans return to White’s Creek

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : After four years of struggles, these two swans have finally returned home.Two satisfying splashes hit White’s Creek on Aug. 22 when two mute swans returned home. Several happy neighbors witnessed the satisfying end...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:53am

Fargo brings home second consecutive national championship

Coastal Point • Submitted : Ocean View's Lance Fargo returned home from Arkansas with two national championships last week, one of which was his second consecutive USA Triathlon Clydesdale Division National Championship, which he won last year in...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:57am

Gallery One’s new show features views through an ‘Open Window’

Inspired by the theme “Open Window,” Gallery One artists watercolored, oil painted and created in acrylic for the gallery’s featured wall for the month of September, opening Aug. 28 and running through Oct. 1.

Coastal Point • Submitted:...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:57am

OVHS to hold annual barbecue fundraiser on Sept. 6

To end the summer with a bang, the Ocean View Historical Society is inviting the public to attend a barbecue to support the society and its mission.

The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Ocean View Historical Complex....

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:28am

Ocean View PD arrests alleged car thief, wanted man

Ocean View police this week played a role in the arrests of both an alleged car thief and a Frankford man who was wanted by authorities in two jurisdictions in Maryland.

According to the Ocean View Police Department, on Aug. 12 at 2 a.m.,...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:14am

Route 26 workers continue to prepare for winter closures

The Route 26 Project Team met Aug. 11 for a quick update on the 4-plus-mile road improvement project running from Clarksville to Ocean View.

Officials said they expect Route 26 will close in two spots from January to March of 2015, for...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:50am

Global Leadership Summit coming to Ocean View

The Rev. David Humphrey said his own ministry was affected by the Global Leadership Summit, and now Sussex Countians have the chance to attend the seminar, on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14 and 15.

The GLS is broadcast live from Chicago to...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:05am

Dickens to host ‘The Sunshine Boys’ during month of Sept.

For one weekend only, Sept. 4-7, the Dickens Parlour Theatre will host Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” which celebrates the best in classic sketch comedy, with beloved characters from the Vaudeville era.

An evening of...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:05am