The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
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Gallery One in Ocean View recently announced their new art show, “Return of Spring,” which was scheduled to go on display March 26 and run through April 29. The 15 gallery artists will each present one work that depicts their interpretation of that theme.
Susan Clark, Broker/owner of Lighthouse Realty Group Inc. announced this week that the office has a new location, at 59 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, in Ocean View, across from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Route 26.
Last week, members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 16 presented Lord Baltimore Elementary School with an emergency trauma kit.
Earlier this week, Ocean View Councilman Geoff Christ asked council to consider forming a committee of council members to address Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin’s employment contract renewal.
The first annual Warrior Paddle Race is scheduled for May 18 in the waters off the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post #7234 in Ocean View. Race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. The day includes a three-mile stand-up paddle (SUP) race, a six- mile SUP race, a one-mile open kayak race (bay and surf), a three- mile open kayak race (bay and surf), a kid’s half-mile race and a social paddle.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but those in a charitable frame of mind can consider giving some green to “St. Baldrick” by supporting a local woman, Ann Margaret Donato — who plans to shave her head in the name of research on childhood cancer.
Bill Olsen has been involved in Ocean View politics for nearly 20 years, having moved to the area in 1995.
The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend an ordinance amending the Town’s 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and residential and commercial zoning around the Foxwoods community.
Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:
Following an executive session this week, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood told town council members that he had presented a written directive regarding the Ocean View Police Department.