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 […]

Milford steps forward in Sidewalk Repair Program

MILFORD — Sidewalk blemishes have the city cracking down on an old, once forgotten ordinance. Letters were sent to residents and business owners in July whose sidewalks seem to have more significant damage and are near school or downtown areas in hopes of beginning to resolve the city’s walkability concerns through a new Sidewalk Repair […]

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 […]

Heinsch named as honorary mayor for Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford

MILFORD — After the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford announced a new honorary mayor program, four avid members and volunteers stepped up in hopes of earning the title. Brad Fielder of Dover Federal Credit Union, Angela Dorey of Dorey Insurance in Milford, Debbie Heinsch of the American Legion CRKT Post #7 in Harrington and […]

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 […]

Local business brings Yoga with Goats to the state Fair

HARRINGTON — When Delaware State Fair officials asked Beverly Geffon, owner of WhYoga in Milford, to bring yoga with a twist to this year’s event, she said, “Why not?” Aileen Maloney and others were happy to help with the project, so they offered to bring the goats. With the assistance of a few furry friends, […]

SLIDESHOW: 3rd Thursday in downtown Milford

MILFORD – Hundreds of consumers traveled to Milford Thursday evening, July 19 to enjoy live music, good eats and local wares, celebrating Downtown Milford, Inc.’s 3rd Thursday initiative. The monthly 3rd Thursday event is held in hopes of getting more people to the downtown area supporting local businesses. With a block party theme, this month’s […]

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, […]