Autumn Spooktacular parade marches Oct. 17

MILFORD — The Milford Community Parade is easily the largest parade to find its way through Milford each year. With the deadline for entries nearing, the committee is urging local groups to consider joining in the excitement this year. “We expect to see some fun and scary entries this year. We like to see how […]

A Starry Night gala planned to light up community outreach

MILFORD — The Mispillion Art League and Gallery is preparing for its “first swanky cocktail party,” says Operation Manager Sonja Frey. A Starry Night will light up the gallery Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7:30 until 10 p.m. with excitement, live music, a wandering sketch artist, Van Gogh impersonations by Second Street Players’ Bill Walton, food, […]

New diaper pantry fills void left in Milford

MILFORD — When one door closed for the Milford Community Pantry at Avenue United Methodist Church, its volunteers found another to open. They have announced a new addition, due to changes in community needs: a monthly diaper pantry. “We were doing backpacks filled with snacks and meals for students, and the school we were doing […]

Tunes to come to Milford through new festival

MILFORD — Live music. Local beers and wines. Food trucks. Community. The Ladybug Music Festival will have music taking over businesses in downtown Milford for a whopping six hours Saturday afternoon into evening. “The Ladybug Festival has been happening every summer in downtown Wilmington for the past seven years and bringing a music festival of […]

i.g. Burton celebrates 110 years of business

MILFORD — A once-in-a-lifetime occasion brought more than 200 supporters out to i.g. Burton’s in Milford Saturday afternoon along with local dignitaries like Mayor Archie Campbell, retiring Senator Gary Simpson and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long. The company celebrated its 110th year in business. “The nice part for me is knowing that our business is solid, […]

Local businesses to host first Shop Hop

MILFORD — Looking for something new? The owners of Not Too Shabby, Farmhouse 302 and Vintage 614 hope customers will bounce over to their stores Saturday, Sept. 15 for their first ever Shop Hop event. Those who visit with each of the three businesses will earn a coupon for a free cookie from Dolce Bakery […]

Hometown Heroes Duffy, Bloodsworth honored during festival

MILFORD — Stormy weather rained down on Milford Saturday, effectively canceling much of the Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival this year. But volunteers and organizers smiled brightly throughout the day despite the weather, along with two Hometown Heroes honored by Milford Live in the evening. Bryan Shupe announced the honorees from inside the Red, White, & Brew […]

Price wins top honors at national beer competition

MILFORD — When the Price’s renovated their home to include a personal brewery, the couple didn’t realize it would yield an award-winning batch of beer brewed right in Milford. After winning a second-place award for a Belgium golden strong ale in the regional competition held in Philadelphia, Jack Price decided he should hold on to […]

Flash flood leaves areas of Milford underwater

MILFORD – A flash flood crashed into Milford Tuesday afternoon causing panic for residents, business owners and local leaders. Water seemed to reach its highest points in the downtown areas closest to the Mispillion River due to higher water tables, according to Mayor Archie Campbell. “Drainage is not well there. It’s the water table; the […]

Community members discuss vacant Milford Middle School property

MILFORD — Nearly six years ago, the now-former Milford Middle School on Lakeview Avenue was closed due to unsavory reports from the state of Delaware, according to Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dickerson. A committee is now hoping to change the fate of the vacant property. Chairperson Bill Strickland told community members during a meeting Monday, Aug. […]