Show Your Butterfly Love at The 2021 Big Draw Festival DE!

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Lilly Neary creates butterfly art in anticipation of the Big Draw. Photo courtesy of Robert Neary The 2021 Big Draw Festival DE, presented by the Mispillion Art League (MAL), is part of an annual international event celebrated in over 25 countries during October. This year, MAL is bringing the theme of environmental awareness to each ward in Milford and the …

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Second Street Players Stages Farce This Fall

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Second Street Players will present “Caught in the Net” at the Riverfront Theatre. Farce fans, rejoice! “Caught in the Net,” coming to Second Street Players’ Riverfront Theater this September, promises fast-paced fun and plenty of laughs. Playwright Ray Cooney, well known for his hilarious satirical farces, brings traditional British bawdiness to the theme of an ordinary guy with an extraordinary …

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Milford woman creates foundation for the homeless

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Lt. Ed Huey and Sgt. Robbie Masten stand with Paige Frey as she donates backpacks with supplies for the homeless Paige Frey and her mother, Lillian, delivered backpacks to the Milford Police Department that will be provided to Milford’s homeless population. Paige, who has created Paige’s Kindness Project as a way to give back to the community, just decided she …

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You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office.   Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse …

Milford Advocacy for the Homeless works to help a growing homeless population

Terry Rogers Culture, Delaware Nonprofits, Headlines

Homelessness is a growing problem in Milford and the Milford Advocacy for the Homeless is working to help those who have been displaced. Martha Gery, Founder and President of the Milford Advocacy for the Homeless says the homeless problem in Milford has increased, especially over the past few months. Two months ago, her organization served around 18 breakfasts and lunches …

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Support First Responders Night planned at Fur Baby

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Carlisle Fire Company will have Ladder 42 on display at the Support First Responder Touch a Truck event Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on events in Bicentennial Park, the annual Milford Night Out event could not be scheduled for this year. In an effort to continue support first responders, Fur Baby Pet Resort is sponsoring a …

Zack Williams cancels Fair show; fireworks moved to Friday night

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Zack Williams was forced to cancel his Delaware Fair show set for Saturday.     Saturday’s musical act at the Delaware State Fair was abruptly canceled after Tennessee-based artist Zach Williams announced he contracted COVID-19.  Williams’ set was to be followed by a fireworks display, which have been rescheduled to Friday, July 3 immediately after “An Evening with 38 Special,” …

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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

House painter by day. Artist by night. Ellendale artist can’t put down brush

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Gilberto Rodriquez’s portraits, landscapes and painted mannequins will be on exhibit at the Mispillion Art League through Aug. 7       The first person to ask Gilberto Rodriquez for one of his art works was his kindergarten teacher, right after she scolded him for drawing in class. Rodriguez, who lives in Ellendale and has an exhibit at the Mispillion …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …