Lida Wells passes away at 97

Culture

Lida Wells, a leader in the Milford community, passed away at the age of 97 on March 10. Her son, Joe, posted about his mother’s passing on his Facebook page. “My mom, Lida Wells, passed away Wednesday after 97 years on this Earth,” Joe posted. “She went peacefully at home after 7 years of wrestling with dementia and its inevitable …

Second Street Players Stages Fast-Paced Spring Comedy

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Milford’s Second Street Players (SSP) continues to bring live theater to the region with its next production of An Evening of Culture: Faith County II by Mark Landon Smith. The show’s prequel, Faith County, was produced by SSP in 2015. The comedy has us revisiting a small town in Arkansas where members of the Mineola Council for Cultural Recognition are …

Milford’s award-winning duck carver celebrates 98th birthday

Culture

Award-winning duck carver, Doug Gibson, celebrated his 98th birthday on February 28. Gibson has received many awards for his duck carvings, including Ducks Unlimited Carver of the Year and an invitation to the Smithsonian Institute’s Arts and Crafts Festival in Washington DC in 2003. At this event, Gibson demonstrated his methodology as well as his technique and was featured on …

City of Milford, Delaware Nature Society Enter Partnership

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On Monday, Feb. 22, Milford City Council agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Nature Society. The city and Delaware Nature Society have long partnered to provide hands-on programming for Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade students in Milford School District. “We’ve been working on an MOU which is a formal agreement between Parks and Recreation and the …

Support for historic cemetery needed

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Staytonville Methodist Church and Cemetery, located about six miles south of Milford, is in need of support, according to Milford historian Dave Kenton. Located in what is now just a crossroads where Staytonville Road, Memory Lane and Sun Street meet, the small church and cemetery have a rich history that could be lost to future generations without intervention. “This cemetery …

Milford Museum Presents “Then, Now” Exhibit

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Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, remained busy over the past few months while the museum was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Leister has just finished installing the latest exhibit for the museum entitled “Then and Now.” “We had many everyday items in our collection,” Leister said. “It is amazing to see how much technology has changed over …

Milford Community Garden receives upgrades

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Milford Community Gardens, located next to the Milford Armory Community Building, recently received two donations designed to educate the community on farming methods that protect the environment as well as provide additional options for those who use the gardens to enjoy them throughout the year. Josh Nash and Mike Rivera built a 3-bin composting structure from pallets donated by a …

Exit Laughing set as Second Street’s winter comedy

Culture

By Laura Howard Milford’s Second Street Players (SSP) will present the comedy, Exit Laughing by Paul Elliott with four live performances and two streaming performances. Exit Laughing focuses on three southern ladies from Birmingham whose biggest highlight in life for the past 30 years has been their weekly bridge night out with the “girls.” But, when one of their foursome …