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Truitt steps down as council president

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down as council president.

Millville rejects side-yard use easements in Millville By the Sea

The Millville Town Council has sent Millville By the Sea builders back to the drawing board after rejecting across-the-board easements for one neighborhood — a process that had already begun.

Woodland Avenue Extended could become a one-way street

The Ocean View Town Council this week discussed the possibility of turning Woodland Avenue Extended to West Avenue into a one-way street.

“This is an old topic being revisited,” noted Mayor Walter Curran.

Councilman Bob Lawless said the topic has been “kicked down the road” for a number of years.

Royal Farms to open next week in Ocean View

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The new Royal Farms in Ocean View is scheduled to hold a soft opening on Tuesday, July 14.Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The new Royal Farms in Ocean View is scheduled to hold a soft opening on Tuesday, July 14.The new Royal Farms location on Route 26 in Ocean View will open for business next week. The 24-hour gas and convenience store will have its soft opening at midnight on Tuesday, July 14, with an official ribbon-cutting on July 17 at 10 a.m.

The store will have 24-hour gas pumps and a Redbox kiosk located outside of the store, as well as various food items inside, including the chain’s fried chicken.

Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran said the store is unique in that they minimize the cost of ribbon-cuttings and instead donate money to area charities.

“They have named eight of them, starting with Mariner’s Bethel Church. The top charity gets $1,000 and the others receive $500 each,” explained Curren. “They’re already a very good neighbor.”

The new Royal Farms is located at 58 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Truck crashes into Fairway Village show home

A vehicle traveling down Beaver Dam Road in Ocean View on July 8 failed to stop at a stop sign and ended up hitting an unoccupied home in Fairway Village.

IR students Cooney, Boyle place at National HOSA Conference

After placing first at the state level, rising Indian River High School seniors Lili Cooney and Katie Boyle went on to place seventh out of the entire nation at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference in Florida last week.

Ramadan brother pleads guilty in 2013 cigarette smuggling case

Cigarettes sold in Virginia were stored in Dagsboro

One of the West Ocean City, Md., brothers indicted last year in a multi-million-dollar cigarette smuggling ring that stored some of its contraband in a Dagsboro location pleaded guilty June 27 to enterprise corruption.

Millsboro looks at street repair needs, use of Cupola Park

At the July 7 Millsboro Town Council meeting, Rick Davis from the engineering firm URS spoke to the council about the condition of the town’s streets.

“We physically walked every street in the town,” said Davis. “Basically, what we see throughout town is a lot of cracks, and the cracks are large.”

Summer seminar teaching kids to Lead like a Girl

Why should it be an insult to say someone does something “like a girl”?

Sarah Daisey Clark says it shouldn’t be, which is why she’s facilitating “Lead like a Girl,” a summer camp for girls in grades 5 to 9. Through the camp, Lead Your Way Solutions is aiming to help girls discover their personal strengths and authentic leadership style.

Warrior thankful for Operation SEAs the Day

Coastal Point • File Photo: Braden, Victoria, Katelin, Jacob and McKenzie didn’t waste any time getting into the sand during last year’s Operation SEAs the Day.Coastal Point • File Photo: Braden, Victoria, Katelin, Jacob and McKenzie didn’t waste any time getting into the sand during last year’s Operation SEAs the Day.Last year, community members banded together to form Operation SEAs the Day, a beach-week event for military servicemembers and veterans who are recovering from injuries sustained while serving the country, as well as for their families.

Its mission was simple: “To organize and facilitate a beach-week event … as a means of showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. It is our hope that such a community-based gesture of support will be comforting and help ease their transition back into civilian life.”

This year, the Warrior Beach Week will be held on Sept. 2-7, with 30 soldiers and their families set to visit Bethany Beach and enjoy a stress-free week of family fun.

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!

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th annual Inland Bays Cleanup. The Cleanup will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, and end about 1 p.m.

Biden urges consumers to be wary of vacation-related scams

As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden warned Delawareans to be on the lookout for travel-related frauds and scams.

Selbyville discusses need for drainage easements

The owner of a property on Hosier Street in Selbyville is concerned about stormwater management. With the property located between the road and Sandy Branch Creek (near Cabinetry Unlimited), he believes the nearby storm drain is leading to a broken drainage pipe on his property.

Roberts takes over One Coastal with fresh menu and fresh concepts

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Carlie Roberts, right, recently took over One Coastal and has brought a whole way of preparing food in the restaurant. They display the ingredients for all to see, using fresh vegetables and fruits, and catering to those with specific food allergies or requests.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Carlie Roberts, right, recently took over One Coastal and has brought a whole way of preparing food in the restaurant. They display the ingredients for all to see, using fresh vegetables and fruits, and catering to those with specific food allergies or requests.Bethany native, Indian River High School alumnus and new owner of One Coastal restaurant Carlie Roberts knows food — and food service. Not only has she worked in the industry both locally and beyond for 18 years, but she’s also studied the cuisine of other cultures in her various travels.

Last Friday, July 4, however, Roberts got the chance to bring some of those concepts back home with the grand re-opening of One Coastal — a dine-in or carry-out restaurant located just as the name suggests: at 1 Coastal Highway, just north of the Maryland and Delaware border in Fenwick Island.

Not only does the restaurant and bar serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full menu of fresh coastal cuisine, but it also offers homemade ice cream and fresh, made-to-order smoothies and juices.

“We see what’s fresh and see how we can use it,” Roberts said of the concept. “You can pick and choose what you want. We want everybody to see what we’re doing and to feel like they’re a part of it, they’re not just a spectator.”

Serving all three meals daily, Roberts has ensured that, no matter what the time of day, there is always a healthy option catered to those with certain dietary restrictions — whether it be gluten-free, lactose-free or vegetarian.

“A lot of people are dairy-free now. A lot of people are gluten-free. A lot of people have allergies. So we feel like we have something for everybody,” she explained. “If you don’t see it on the menu and we’re capable of making it, we absolutely will, and we’re able to do that because we’re keeping things simple.”

Sweet and savory, Fenwick gets a crêpe place with a twist

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Filip Siladjev makes a crêpe on one of the round griddles. Crêpes & Crazes offers many fillings and can cater to anyone’s desired taste.Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Filip Siladjev makes a crêpe on one of the round griddles. Crêpes & Crazes offers many fillings and can cater to anyone’s desired taste.Fenwick Island has gotten a little French with the new Crêpes & Crazes, located on Coastal Highway.

Crêpes are large, thin pancakes that originated in France (also available gluten-free), but which are making the transition to tasty beach food. Like a blank canvas, they can be covered in any kind of topping.

But first, they’re made right before customers’ eyes, on wide, round griddles.

“If you’re not hungry before you walk in, you’re hungry after you walk in, because you can smell it,” said owner Sherry Perzinski.

Strawberry Fields is the top-seller at Crêpes & Crazes, featuring berries, cream cheese, crushed pretzels and drizzles of vanilla sauce. Apple Perfection is a homey treat, with gooey apples caramel and cinnamon, topped with honey and powdered sugar.

Savory crêpes make a meal out of the popular pizza crêpe, teriyaki chicken, Lasagna Supreme, Cheesesteak Lovers and Veggie Volcano. BBQ Chicken has Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce, cheese and bacon. Breakfast Bonanza features egg, bacon or sausage, onions, peppers and tomatoes.

People can get almost any filling, from fruit, Nutella or peanut butter to chicken, tuna and ham salads. Spinach salad is coming soon, with walnuts and strawberries.

Get a scoop of ice cream, or milkshakes, malteds, floats and more. Or add piping hot waffle sticks to create a new version of an ice cream sundae.

“We have regular customers, and that’s also a good sign,” said manager Filip Siladjev.

Carve, grind, air or ramp — keep young skateboarders safe

I hope you had a chance to catch this year’s Dew Tour. I didn’t get to go, but Coastal Point readers like me got to follow the action along with the more than 100,000 folks who converged on Ocean City for an incredible 10th season. The world’s best skateboarders put on quite a show, and who wasn’t excited to see Baltimore native Bucky Lasek become this year’s Skate Bowl Dew Cup champ?

Dog treats: So many — how do I choose?

Have you been in a pet store lately? Have you seen how many different kinds of treats there are for dogs these days? How do you decide which ones are right for your dog?

Bethany Beach recognized in travel magazine

In its June/July 2014 issue, National Geographic Traveler, a travel magazine with a readership of 9 million, selected Bethany Beach as one of seven beaches nationwide where “the essential beach experience endures.” Bethany is the only beach between Massachusetts and North Carolina to be recognized.

Civil War Profiles: Post-Gettysburg pursuit of Lee’s army

When the Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, gained its first victory on the battlefield against Gen. Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in early July 1863, the people of the North and the authorities in Washington were jubilant.

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year involving cyclists and pedestrians, at least one such accident has already been added to the tally for 2014.

Annual Greek festival adds a fourth day to the festivities

The 25th Annual Greek Festival will be held on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 at Ocean City’s Roland Powell Convention Center, at 41th Street and Coastal Highway. Organizers said the Greek Festival has added a Monday to the festival to accommodate people arriving in the area during the week.

Students named to honor roll at Indian River High School

Indian River High School recently announced its final honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year. Receiving High Honors for grades between 93 and 100 were:

Tickets still available for 23rd Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour

This year’s Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is almost here. The 23rd annual tour to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library will take place Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Author of book about signing with young children to appear at Bethany Beach Books

An expert on promoting early literacy for all children though sign language, Baltimore author Kathy MacMillan will sign her new book, “Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together,” on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Beach Books. She will also offer a hands-on storytime for parents and kids of all ages at the store on Wednesday, July 16, at 9 a.m.

Preparations under way for Operation SEAs the Day

Bethany Beach’s “Operations SEAs the Day” Warrior Week is scheduled for Sept. 2-7, offering a week at the beach for recovering wounded soldiers and their families. Organizers said the plan is to show appreciation for the services and sacrifices made by the soldiers and to treat them and their families with the honor they deserve.

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