Long gone are the days when a pet was sick, there was little else to do but put them “down” or put them “to sleep.” Now, with the technological advances similar to that of human medicine, dogs and other companion animals can have a shot at longer, more fullfilling lives.
Starting Nov. 13, Hocker’s and G&E will be offering customers a gas rewards program. For every $100 spent, customers will receive 10 cents per gallon off of gas purchased at Hocker’s or G&E. Through the Hocker’s G&E Gold Card customers will be able to save on various items throughout both stores and pay a discounted price on gas.
Those looking to get involved in their community may want to give the Southern Sussex Rotary at try. The world’s first service organization is looking for members in the area.
“It’s a community thing,” explained Southern Sussex member Dominique Kimball. “But it is also national and international.”
In a case that details the kinds of conflict that can happen as an area is developed, a 1-acre property near Millville has been the source of discord between the property owner and neighbors in recent years, as they battle over an ongoing use that the property’s owner says has existed there for nearly a half-century.
In a move that garnered praise from Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Congressional delegation, NRG Energy Inc. this week announced that it had acquired Bluewater Wind, one of the nation’s leading offshore wind development businesses, from Babcock & Brown and Arcadia Windpower.
IRSD schools closing an hour early
WEATHER ALERT: Ida remnants bring high wind warning, high surf advisory, coastal flood watch for Delaware beaches
Issued by the National Weather Service
9:43 a.m. EST, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009
... High wind warning in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a high wind warning... Which is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. EST Friday.
The Selbyville Library will host author Nancy Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lynch will present the audience with a DVD slideshow presentation and talk about her book “Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.” She will also be signing and selling books.
\With responsibility for dog control inside Sussex County transferring to county officials in January, county council members and staff began work this week on adoption of Chapter 60 of county code, the ordinance setting up the rules for the county’s new dog-control operations.
The lack of a police department within Millville may have discouraged some residents in the past, but thanks to a small group of volunteers, the community can rest a little easier. A number of Millville and other area residents – as well as members of Ocean View’s former Citizen Auxiliary Patrol (CAP) unit, who resigned near the end of last year – have come together as the MillVols, a Millville volunteer group, to help make the town a little safer and more welcoming.
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While many municipalities in recent months have restructured their recycling service or changed their curbside recycling provider, or are considering doing so, people outside of town limits who are not curbside recycling customers now have a new drop-off site to use.
During the week of October 19, letters and consent forms will be sent to the parents of every Indian River School District student in Grades K-12.
Delaware Department of Transportation officials announced Friday, Oct. 16, that the open house and site tour planned for the Indian River Inlet Bridge project on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., was being postponed until a future date that would be announced.
WEATHER ALERT: Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch issued for Delaware beaches/Sussex
A Coastal Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Watch have been issued for the Delaware beach area and inland Sussex County by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. They are as follows:
The Town of Millville will fall into the season with the inaugural Great Pumpkin Festival at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Millville Councilman Jon Subity, along with a committee of supporters, has been gearing up for the event, which will mark the close of summer and aims to bring the community and surrounding businesses together for an exciting day for all ages.
Hudson’s General Store on Irons Lane in Clarksville will host its annual Folk Artists on the Porch event on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 10 a.m. The artists are coming from all over and will be showing off the handiwork that brings their special items to the store’s shelves.
State Police and local law enforcement said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that they were receiving numerous calls concerning an Amber Alert involving a 3-year-old boy or an infant that was abducted from a Sussex County hospital. Police say that alert is a hoax.
At the Sept. 22 Millville Town Council workshop, the council continued to discuss the possible acquisition of property adjacent to Town Hall owned by Councilman Richard Thomas. At a half-acre in size, the property currently holds a house with a well and sewer but is being considered as additional parking for the town hall.
“It’s only a deck.”
In less than a month, the town of Millville will host an event that would make Charlie Brown proud. Town officials have been hard at work planning the inaugural Great Pumpkin Festival, bringing together a celebration for the family and a welcome for the autumn season.
On Sept. 14, engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS presented his draft of Millville’s new Design Standards, which are geared toward commercial businesses and properties on Routes 26 and 17, to members of the Millville Planning & Zoning Commission. The commissioners determined that they would take three meetings to go through the draft and discuss its contents.
The Millville Town Council discussed spending $5,000 to draft Design Standards for Millville as specified in the newly instated Comprehensive Plan during their July 28 regular council meeting.
On Tuesday, July 28, just after 8 a.m., an inspection port on a silo at the NRG-owned Indian River Generating Station (power plant) near Millsboro malfunctioned while employees were performing routine maintenance, allowing fly ash to escape while it was being loaded onto a truck for disposal.
Around 8:15 on Tuesday morning, July 28, while employees at the Indian River Indian River Generating Station near Millsboro were performing routine maintenance on an ash silo, an inspection port on the silo failed, causing ash to land on the concrete floor, NRG officials said Tuesday. Some ash, which they said is a nonhazardous byproduct of coal-powered generation, created a cloud for a time.
For nearly two decades, the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour has been benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL), which has, in turn, served as a crucial element of the library’s tremendous expansion and recent reopening. The South Coastal Library and Joshua M. Freeman Cultural Center celebrated its grand reopening this past May, thanks to community funded events and a capital campaign headed by FOSCL.
In an ongoing effort to educate cyclists about safety and the rules of the road, the Ocean View Police Department held a bicycle safety checkpoint Thursday, July 9, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Route 26 in Ocean View.
At the Tuesday, June 30, town council workshop in Ocean View, Councilman Richard Nippes said that he understood the reciprocal relationship between the Bethany Beach Police Department and Ocean View police but asked OVPD Chief Ken McLaughlin what their relationship was with the state police, in an attempt to understand OVPD’s duties regarding response to calls outside town limits.
Assembling the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is a daunting task. But for a handful of local workers, the undertaking is a sigh of relief in a struggling economy.
The Ocean View Historical Society hosted its second “Trip Down Memory Lane,” with Norm Justice of Cedar Neck on Wednesday, June 3, at Millville Town Hall. Justice, who at 87, has seen a lot of changes since he was born in 1922, is quick of mind and has a lot to offer, history-wise. And he is one of the few people with such knowledge that the historical society has tracked down to get a record of times past before that history is lost.