Milford Community Pantry offers evening hours; changes daytime hours

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Milford Community Pantry, located at Avenue Church, is changing their daytime hours as of October 1. Evening hours will remain the same, Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 PM The Milford Community Food Pantry, housed in the Avenue United Methodist Church, recently announced that they would be changing their hours, effective October 1. Starting on that date, the pantry will be …

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

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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 …

Milford Food Bank location to construct new building

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President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky, and Board Chairman, Andy Larmore, hold the the official agreement of sale for land in Independence Commons where the Food Bank of Delaware plans to construct a new facility and a community garden The Food Bank of Delaware received approval from Milford City Council to construct a new building on a lot they purchased from …

Milford Boys & Girls Club Director named Employee of the Year

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  Recently, Paul B. Dorey, Jr., Executive Director of the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, was named the Joseph Dulin Staff of the Year, an award that is given each year based on nominations from employees within the organization. Dorey has been with the Milford Club for about a year and a half, although this year will mark his …

Participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

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At exactly 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, members of the Milford Senior Center will take valuable steps toward improving their health and balance. Gathering in the parking lot of the Center, on 111 Park Avenue in Milford, the group will practice several forms of tai chi in honor of World Tai Chi and Qigong day. Since 1999, practitioners of …

City grants alcohol waiver for Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival

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At their regular meeting, Milford City Council approved a request from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM)  for an alcohol waiver for Bicentennial Park, planned for Sept. 18, 2021. This will be the 20th anniversary of the festival as it was cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. “We are excited to be in front of you …

Scholarships still offered by Milford Rotary Club

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Remote teaching and learning has not stopped this year’s graduating classes, and the Milford Rotary Club will be offering $12,000 in scholarships to this year’s graduating seniors. “We were able to provide these scholarships due to the generosity of the Rotary Club members and the many sponsors of the Rotary Flags for Heroes fundraiser,” said Jim O’Neill, the Rotary Educational …

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DMI requests additional funding from City of Milford

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Downtown Milford, Inc. provided their annual report to Milford City Council at their regular meeting March 8. Cat Perfetti and Peggy Reilly presented a video created by the organization detailing their activities over the past year and highlighting some of the difficulties the non-profit has had due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While COVID has derailed some of our annual events, …

While fines and fees are now waived at Delaware libraries, that likely won't be permanent

Delaware libraries continuing policy of waiving fines, late fees during pandemic

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  Have you been doing some extra reading while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, there’s good news if those books came from a Delaware public library and you’re a little late returning them to their rightful place. Library officials have announced there won’t be any fines or late fees assessed when you finally do return those …

City Council provided information on MHDC grant options

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Milford City Council held a workshop on Mon., Feb. 8 to learn more about grant options available to Milford Housing Development Corporation. The organization received a grant from the Wells Fargo Reinvestment Fund that was designed for community development work in Milford. “This grant was awarded before the pandemic began,” Russ Huxtable of MHDC said. “When COVID hit, everyone scattered, …