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Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …

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State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware State Fair opened Thursday, and runs through Saturday, July 31. Photo by Scott Evers/Delaware Community Lens   It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair returned to the Harrington Fairgrounds this week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will run through Saturday, July 31.  The 10-day …

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Milford woman helps Funland staffing shortage by returning to teen job

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Veronica Evans and her son, Will, begin work at Funland     With many area businesses struggling to find staff this summer, Funland has been no exception, posting often on social media that they were hiring. Several alumni staff commented that they would love to return there to work, so Funland called their bluff, according to Veronica Evans, who worked …

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Milford Community Parade returns in October

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Milford Community Parade is planned for October 21 after a two year hiatus This week, the Milford Community Parade Committee announced that they were moving forward with plans for the parade. The 2021 parade will be held on Wednesday, October 20, stepping off at 6:30 PM. The theme for this year’s parade is “Retro Halloween.” “The Milford tradition returns …

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State urges residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The National Weather Service’s forecast of Elsa’s path puts it right over Delaware. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is recommending that state residents keep an eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, expected to sweep up the Eastern seaboard today and tomorrow. That’s on top of warnings from the National Weather Service to be on the watch for evening thunderstorms Wednesday that …

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Milford Museum plans second Hippiefest event

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Milford Museum will hold their second Hippiefest on the lawn of the Causey Mansion (Photo courtesy of Causey Mansion) Milford Museum will hold their second Hippiefest event on August 21 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM on the lawn of the Causey Mansion. The first event, held in August 2019, was to celebrate the anniversary of Woodstock. A second was planned …

Shark! 128-foot blimp to visit Delaware beaches Sunday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dun dun… dun dun…. dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn. The Discovery Channel’s Shark Blimp hits Delaware beaches Sunday Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high in  he Delaware sky on Independence Day. A great white shark blimp is scheduled to fly above the state’s beach resort towns as well. Discovery Channel is presenting its marketing ploy for its annual Shark …

Milford cleans up after pair of F1 tornadoes came through Thursday

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

Ryan Moore shot this photo of the storm headed his way.     The Milford area continues to clean up after what the National Weather Service late Friday confirmed as a pair of F1 tornadoes Thursday spawned by a fast-moving thunderstorm. Video and photos taken by those in the area of east of Milford showed what appeared to be a …