National Digital Bookmobile to stop in Milford

MILFORD — A national tour is headed for Milford next week hoping to send local reading skills in overdrive mode. The 42-foot toterhome Digital Bookmobile powered by Overdrive, “the industry-leading digital reading platform for more than 40,000 libraries & schools worldwide,” according to the company, will be at the Milford Public Library Friday, Aug. 17. […]

Milford, DMI prepares to Light up the River

MILFORD — The Mispillion River will glow Thursday night with the community’s love and support as Downtown Milford hosts its now annual Light up the River event. “Last year was the first time we did it. I expected it to be like any other Third Thursday event with some extra foot traffic and a community […]

Milford artist paints mural at new restaurant

MILFORD — Diners at a soon-to-be opened restaurant in Dover Downs will get a nice view thanks to Milford resident Nadia Zychal. The artist has put months into creating a mural designed especially for the Pearl Oyster Grill featuring “a full seafood menu, featuring fresh oysters, Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp platters […]

Pastor Ranney honored for 40 years of ordination

MILFORD – Cheers and tears of happiness are memories Pastor John Ranney holds dear as he recalls years of volunteering in the arts community and leading Reformation Lutheran Church. In recent years, however, Pastor Ranney has received the same response for a much different reason. In 2012, he suffered from a stroke that would leave […]

Gibson honored, recalls adversity and triumphs

MILFORD — In years past, Doug Gibson swam through the murky waters of segregation through the unknown rivers of integration and emerged as a visionary. He made such a splash in the Milford community over the years that both his church, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Milford, and Delaware State University honored him this […]

Citizen of the Year: Pletcher chosen for Chamber award

MILFORD — Nominations are in and tallies are counted. This year’s Citizen of the Year award, presented by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, goes to a Milford High School graduate who decided to stick around and make her community a better place. The Citizen of the Year is someone who demonstrates outstanding achievement […]

Mispillion River Brewing hosts walk, run to benefit Construction Angels, share Miss Utility message

MILFORD — “Know What’s Below! Call Before You Dig!” Call 8-11. Those are the resounding words for anyone who is considering building a structure, digging a pool, or any other construction or excavation considerations. To help to boost this message, Mispillion River Brewing is hosting the Miss Utility 8-1-1 5K, 1 Mile Non-Competitive Walk and […]

A legacy: Milford Memorial Hospital celebrated in newest museum exhibit

MILFORD — As Bayhealth continues to celebrate its expansion into Sussex county with the construction of the new health campus, Milford residents and visitors can take a peek at past transitions from inside the Milford Museum. The new exhibit, “A Legacy of Caring — The History of Milford Memorial Hospital,” officially opens during Downtown Milford, […]

A howling good time: Scream this summer with Mr. Moribund

MILFORD — Mr. Moribund hopes you won’t wait for Halloween to roll around for a scary good time, so he’s hosting a Summer Screamer Saturday, July 28 at Riverfront Theatre in Milford. “The show is a live version of the classic horror host shows of the 50s through the 80s, where a host would show […]

SLIDESHOW: Roaring 20s Lawn Party held at Causey Mansion in Milford

MILFORD – Dressed up in flapper dresses, pearls and suits, Roaring 20s Lawn Party attendees enjoyed an evening with everything including the Bees Knees Saturday night. The group gathered to raise money for the Milford Museum with the Recessionals entertaining them in the background. Send your photos from the event to