Stories written by kwenbee@comcast.net

Mama Maria’s Plans Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

by Terry Rogers    Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione […]

MHS Student Dies from Accident

by Terry Rogers     Charles Everett Shockley, 16, who was a student at Milford High School was struck while riding his bicycle with his dog on Monday, December 3. Shockley was struck by a 29-year old Seaford man who performed CPR on him while awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. He was initially transported […]

Former Bob Evans to Become Steak Restaurant

by Terry Rogers    In mid-September, people searching for a hot breakfast found a sign on the door of the Milford Bob Evans Restaurant that said the location was closed permanently. Recently, Steve Akoglo, owner of The Palace in Milford, announced that he has purchased the former Bob Evans building with plans to open a […]

TLC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by Terry Rogers     On Friday, December 7, The Learning Center, better known as TLC, celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a small reception and presentation. Cheryl Clendaniel, Administrator for the Center, who has been at the Center for over 35 years, explained Mary Ann Hall and Dot McQuaid, who started the Center in 1978, […]

Milford Christmas Traditions of the Past

By Terry Rogers The Holiday Stroll, sponsored by Downtown Milford, Inc, is a relatively new tradition for downtown Milford, having started thirteen years ago as a way to promote the downtown area. However, holiday traditions are not completely new in Milford. Some remain as part of the holiday season even today, but others have disappeared […]

Creasey to Run Boston Marathon in Brother’s Memory

by Terry Rogers     In August 2017, Jackie Creasey moved to Boston, five months before her younger brother, Alex, took his own life at just 19 years old. In April 2019, Creasey will run the Boston Marathon for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of her brother. She has created a crowdfunding […]

Community Fights Back After TOI Comments

by Terry Rogers On Sunday, November 28, Delaware 105.9 posted a recording on social media of Touch of Italy owner, Bob Ciprietti, claiming that a new restaurant he planned for the former M&T Bank in downtown Milford was delayed due to crime in the downtown area. Ciprietti claimed that his employees were subjected to “drug […]

Vinyard Shipyard Focuses on Preservation

by Terry Rogers  In November, locals Dan Bond and Sher Valenzuela presented information to the City of Milford Community Economic Development Committee regarding a preservation project that includes the Vinyard Shipyard as well as the Mulholland Spoon Factory. The purpose of the project is to preserve two important properties which played a key role in […]

Council Recognizes Sen Simpson

by Terry Rogers   On Monday, November 26, Milford City Council recognized Senator Gary Simpson who will retire from the state legislature at the end of this legislative session. His seat will be taken by Senator-elect Dave Wilson in January. “I, Arthur J. Campbell, Mayor of the City of Milford, hereby proclaim our heartfelt gratitude […]

FFA Students Talk to Senator Coons

by Terry Rogers   On November 9, 2018, Milford High School FFA members participated in a live Town Hall meeting with Senator Chris Coons in the Agriscience Barn. The students developed the idea while talking with Senator Coons at the Delaware State Fair over the summer. Several students took turns asking the Senator questions about […]

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