Millville

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. Showell elementary schools. The honorees were deemed to have made outstanding progress or closed the achievement gap in 2012. Long Neck Elementary was also a School of Continuing Excellence.

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.

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 legislative leaders on the Route 26 Working Group met Oct. 1 to hear updates about the Route 26 Mainline project.

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, following their earlier request.

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 lab services, imaging, rehab and outpatient offices will also remain open.

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 an evening of cabaret-style music. The sister-and-brother duo will offer the sounds of a supper club in an evening of relaxing and entertaining music.

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.

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 Library in Bethany Beach, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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 construction tour areCoastal 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 construction tour are Steve Maneri, Diane Maneri, Tina Veves and Artie Veves.Representatives of Millville By the Sea announced this week that construction of their showcase amenity was progressing. The Lifestyle Center, for which ground was broken a few weeks ago, will consist of a campus of coastal-style buildings housing a community clubhouse, a pool and pool house, a fitness center and a pavilion, all situated on a 6-acre lake.

The Christopher Companies is currently offering homes in the Sand Dollar Village neighborhood of Millville By the Sea, priced from the upper $100,000. Millville By the Sea offers proximity to coastal beach towns, a variety of existing amenities, including a pool, a fitness room, walking trails, a lake and a beach shuttle.

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.

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 JROTC will volunteer to run the festival again.

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 tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs … and is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer.”

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.

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 meet the artist at the Artist Reception on Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.

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.

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 very small rain — we experience flooding,” said Town Manager Debbie Botchie.

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.

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.

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 second week of September.

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 some had time assess the long-running operation and get it ready for the summer season.

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.

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.

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.

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 Beta Sigma Phi International. This year, the scholarship — which started at just $500 — is up to $2,500.

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 at their March council workshop.

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 MillVols’ Linda Kent.

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 p.m. that Friday night.

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.

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.

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.

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