Hometown Heroes To Be Honored At Freedom Fest ’15

Staff Report Four years ago the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, a two-day event held each year the weekend after Labor Day in downtown Milford, began with Operation Giveback, an event designed to give thanks to veterans and current military members for their service to the country. This year organizers from the Milford Chamber of Commerce for […]

School Board Votes for Referendum, Against Match Tax

By Terry Rogers On Monday, June 22, Milford School District Board of Education voted to hold a referendum on October 6, 2015. The referendum would be for an operations increase only and not for the construction of any new school buildings. At a workshop on Wednesday, June 17, Dr. Phyllis Kohel, Superintendent of Milford School […]

Public Asks School District to Develop Strategic Plan

By Terry Rogers At a workshop held by the Milford School District on June 17, 2015, one concern expressed by many members of the public in attendance was what appeared to be the lack of a strategic plan in the district. Many pointed to that as a reason two referendums, one held in March 2014 […]

Chamber Event Benefits Little League

CCGM Golf Classic Chairpersons Michael Ashton and George Hufnagel, CCGM Golf Classic Committee Members Deanna Smith and Scott Petty and CCGM Executive Director Jo Schmeiser and CCGM Administrative Assistant Laurie Judd presented Scott Petty, President of the Milford Little League, with a $500.00 donation check from a portion of the proceeds from the 22nd Annual […]

Milford City Manager Resigns

By Terry Rogers At a special meeting of Milford City Council on June 29, council accepted the resignation of Hans Medlarz, who took the position vacated when Richard Carmean retired. Mr. Medlarz began working for the city in January 2015. “Although Mr. Medlarz was with us for a short period of time as City Manager, […]

Senate Confirms Whaley As Next DEDO Director

Staff Report On Wednesday, June 24 the Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Bernice Whaley to serve as Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. She will succeed Secretary Alan Levin, whose last day is Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as he resigns to pursue business interests. “Bernice has a proven track record of successfully […]

Be Safe, Enjoy 4th of July Weekend

Staff Report Celebrate the fourth of July with Independence Day events and fireworks from around the First State. Below is a list of several events to enjoy during this year’s holiday weekend. For more information on each event, individuals are encouraged to contact the Chamber of Commerce in the cities which the event is being […]

Sunnybrae To Host Paws for People

By Terry Rogers On Saturday, July 18, Sunnybrae Mansion will be the site of an introductory event for PAWS for People, an organization that connects pet owners with people who could benefit from therapeutic visits. PAWS stands for Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services and is a non-profit organization that Karen McColley, co-owner of the mansion, says […]

Milford Community Center Takes in Dover Homeless

By Terry Rogers When many homeless were displaced as a result of the Firefly Festival which was held in Dover, DE from June 17 through 22, Milford Community Center opened their doors to them, providing shelter and food for those who were living in Dover hotels paid for by various organizations. According to Rebecca Martin, […]

Miss Milford Crowned Miss Delaware

Crowned Miss Delaware at the state pageant this June, Miss Milford Brooke Mitchell was awarded the honor to represent Delaware at the Miss America Pageant this September in Atlantic City, NJ. A native of Sellbyville, DE, Mitchell is a 19-year-old student at Delaware Tech, where she is studying Elementary Education. With a strong belief in […]

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