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Fur Baby Expands in Downtown Milford

by Terry Rogers     In 2020, the former GROWMARK FS truck shop at 301 Northeast Front Street will be transformed into a state-of-the-art pet hotel, daycare and retail location. The building has been purchased by Mispillion Gateway, LLC, a new company formed between Bryan Shupe and his wife Sherry, owners of Fur Baby Pet […]

Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season

by Terry Rogers Small Business Saturday and the Downtown Milford Holiday Stroll were a huge success according to downtown merchants. The success has encouraged many downtown businesses who hope that people continue to shop locally throughout the holiday season. “The events were a success for us,” Eugenia Sparks of Irish Rose said. “Sales were up […]

Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

by Terry Rogers     Shopping and picking out the perfect gift for your loved ones may be the highlight of your holiday season. Seeing the joy on a loved one’s face when they open the gift they have been waiting for or surprising them with something they were not expecting can give many people […]

TADA Moves into New Building

by Terry Rogers During the second week of October, Tatiana Akinfieva Dance Academy (TADA) moved into their newly renovated building. The dance studio took over the building that was previously home to Argo Linoleum. “There are so many amazing things about the space it is hard to pick just one,” Misty Yencer, Co-director of TADA, […]

Community Rallies Around Not Too Shabby

by Terry Rogers     Not Too Shabby Owners Humbled By Community Outpouring     The Milford community has come together to assist Don Vaughan and Will Payton, owners of Not Too Shabby, who suffered a total loss of their merchandise after a fire destroyed their business on Rehoboth Boulevard on Tuesday, December 3. Business […]

Festival of Trees Supports DE Hospice

by Terry Rogers On Friday, December 13, Rose Colored Lasses will hold an Open House Reception for the Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. The open house will take place from 6:30 to 9 PM. “In the past, Rose Colored Lasses has held a Holiday House Tour,” Peggy Dolby, […]

Ross Receives Recognition School Designation

by Terry Rogers     On Monday, December 2, Lulu M. Ross Elementary School was presented with a 2019 Recognition School Designation at a ceremony held at North Dover Elementary School. Ross was one of 17 schools recognized by Secretary of Education Susan Bunting at the event. “It is my honor and privilege to be […]

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

by Terry Rogers       Although the holidays should be a time of good cheer, statistics indicate that not everyone has the best interest of others in mind during this time of the year. Research indicates that predatory crimes, such as burglaries and other types of robberies increase by 18 percent during the holiday […]

VanVorst Family Celebrates 50th Thanksgiving

By Terry Rogers    The ten children of Cornelius and Cora Swain VanVorst always celebrated Thanksgiving dinner together, gathering at the VanVorst homestead until they outgrew that location. The dinner was moved to a daughter’s basement but, eventually, the basement grew too small for the growing family. “So, 50 years ago, the family moved the […]

Council Votes Not to Remove Trees

by Terry Rogers   On Monday, November 26, Milford City Council voted in support of a letter drafted by Public Works Director Mark Whitfield not to remove damaged trees located in alleys or on other property not belonging to the City. A petition signed by residents living on Delaware Avenue requesting that trees be removed […]

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