Origins of Christmas Traditions

By Terry Rogers During the holiday season, stores are filled with evidence of the many traditions that people follow between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Candy canes, wreaths, tinsel and twinkling lights bring thoughts of the holidays throughout the year, but few are aware of how some of those traditional holiday items became such mainstays […]

The Weekly Review – December 17, 2019

Read this week’s edition at Headlines of the week: Code Purple in Need of Volunteers; Chef Gordiany Excited for Benvenuto Opening; Nutcracker Ballet Receives Standing Ovation; Vernon Celebrates 34 Years at P&G; Century Farm Families Honored; Stamas Honored with DAISY Award; Support small businesses this holiday season; Thirteen Culinary Students Earn Careers; Origins of Christmas […]

Nutcracker Ballet Receives Standing Ovation

On December 6 and 7, Diamond Dance Company (DDC) and Tatiana Akinfieva Dance Academy (TADA) presented their 20th Annual “The Nutcracker” ballet. The ballet was the first full length ballet performed by the dance company and it was choreographed by Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith, the company’s founder and the namesake of the dance academy. “We so grateful […]

Salvation Army Sends “urgent plea”

With just ten days left until Christmas, The Salvation Army Delaware announced today that donations to its annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign are down throughout the state, presently at 50% of its overall goal. Unfortunately, this year’s calendar is proving problematic. The late Thanksgiving holiday means that there is nearly a full week of activity […]

Code Purple in Need of Volunteers

by Terry Rogers  Code Purple shelters began opening their doors December 1 and will continue to be open every night until March 15. However, several shelters in the area are in danger of not opening some nights due to a shortage of volunteers. “We are in great need of overnight volunteers,” Nikki Gonzalez, Executive Director […]

Lions Accepting Grant Applications

The Milford Lions Club Service Foundation will again be accepting applications for grants from the Eunice S. Reed Fund to benefit the Greater Milford Community. Applications will be accepted during January, 2020, and must be postmarked not-later-than 5:00 PM on January 31, 2020. Grant checks will be awarded by late May or early June, 2020. […]

The Weekly Review – December 10, 2019

Read this week’s edition at Headlines of the week: Nemours Pediatric, Senior Care Opens 2020; Fur Baby Expands in Downtown Milford; Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season; Downtown Celebrates 14th Holiday Stroll; Community Rallies Around Not Too Shabby; Trees Benefit Employee Assistance Fund; Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season; Forest Service offers free wildfire training; Lions […]

Downtown Celebrates 14th Holiday Stroll

Holiday lights twinkled, music filled the air and the streets of Milford were alive with gingerbread men, nutcrackers and families enjoying the cool, crisp evening. Downtown Milford, Inc.’s 14th Annual Holiday Stroll brought many visitors to the downtown area where they were able to stroll through downtown and enjoy treats provided by downtown merchants. “The […]

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 […]

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