Museum opens African American exhibit

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by Terry Rogers Museum president Charles Hammond explains parts of the new African American exhibit to Rep. Charles Postles, former Sen. Gary Simpson and Sen. Dave Wilson On Saturday, April 30, Milford Museum unveiled its new African American exhibit. The new exhibit highlights the contributions African Americans have made to the growth of Milford, expanding a previous exhibit that was …

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Dolly Parton serenades book celebration party at Wilmington Library

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Dolly Parton talks to a crowd of politicians and librarians Thursday at the Wilmington Library.   Delaware politicians and librarians told superstar Dolly Parton Thursday that they will always love her and her Imagination Library program, which sends one free book each month to 21,515 state children. During an invitation-only program at the Wilmington Public Library, the state officially thanked …

Council provided options for homeless populations

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by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council heard details about a tiny home project similar to this in Georgetown recently as a way to manage a growing homeless population. At a recent council workshop, Martha Gery with the Milford Advocacy for the Homeless and Melody Barger, University of Delaware fellow with the city, presented information on what is being …

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Bowe brothers recognized at Special Olympics ceremony

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by Terry Rogers     William and Antonio Bowe (Photo courtesy of Special Olympics) More than 30 years ago, William and Antonio Bowe, both of Milford, decided to give the sport of swimming a try as part of the Special Olympics. That first step into the pool led them to decades of friendship, new experiences and, at the Annual Night …

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Festival funding approved by council

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by Terry Rogers Two popular Milford festivals received funding from City Council Two popular festivals received funding from Milford City Council at a recent meeting. The Ladybug Festival, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI), which has been cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic, will receive $30,000 as will the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of …

DBCC’s pop-up girls’ dress sale raises money for Young Survivors

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  A girls dress sale at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition raised $1,000 for its young survivors program. “Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age also have young children,” said Mackenzie Blithe, who arranged the pop-up shop. “We felt like this was a great way to raise money and help people with children choose cute …