Laragionis Continue a Family Tradition

Born and raised in Italy, Franco Laragioni says he remembers Sunday dinners with his grandparents and parents cooking the old-fashioned way. He says it was that love of cooking that brought his father, Giuseppe, to the United States in 1981. “My father’s best friend had a chain of restaurants in New Jersey,” Franco said. “His […]

Hospitality Association Plans First Annual Julep Jaunt

By Terry Rogers The newly formed Milford Hospitality Association, a community of business owners who want to work together to improve Milford, will hold their first event on Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 5:30 PM. The First Annual Julep Jaunt, planned in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby, encourages people to wear their big hats […]

Mule Run Meats To Offer Imported Cheeses

By Terry Rogers In the next few weeks, Mule Run Meats, located at 1931 Bowman Road in Milford, will begin offering imported cheeses provided by The Cheese Board, a locally owned company. Owner Ken Blessing said that Mule Run will be selling these cheeses which will be imported from Italy, France, England, Ireland and other […]

Mama Maria’s Opens in New Location

By Terry Rogers After 35 years in the Milford Plaza Shopping Center, the owners of Mama Maria’s, Salvatore, Franco and Giuseppe Laragione, decided it was time for a change. In 2013, the company built a new shopping center near Burger King with plans to lease the storefronts to other businesses with no plans to move […]

Abbott’s Grill to Host Wild Game Dinner

By Terry Rogers On Thursday, March 23, Abbott’s Grill will hold a Wild Game Dinner as a fundraiser for Delaware Wild Lands, an organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the natural beauty, as well as the unique character, of Delware’s natural resources. According to Kate Hackett, Executive Director of Delaware Wild Lands, the organization currently […]

Abbott’s Grill Guest Chef Event a Success

By Terry Rogers Chef Kevin Reading of Abbott’s Grill says that he was pleased to partner in the kitchen with his good friend, Hari Cameron, for a guest chef event at Abbott’s Grill. Mr. Reading said that when they decided to do a series of guest chefs, it seemed fitting to choose Mr. Cameron, a […]

Westside Restaurant Undergoes Remodel

By Terry Rogers Over 20 years ago, what was the former Medd’s Dairy Market building, was transformed into Westside Diner, owned by Madula Kalesis. The restaurant specializes in family-style, homemade dishes in styles that range from traditional American to Greek and Mediterranean. Last month, the restaurant received a facelift as Bay Pro Contracting helped Kalesis […]

Food Bank celebrates 10 culinary students

Staff Report Ten members of The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware celebrated their achievements on Tuesday, January 31 during a graduation ceremony for 12th class at the Food Bank’s Milford facility. The graduates were Justin Battaglino, Paul Bennett, Honie Cadle, Aubrey Garcia, Marcus Miller, Donta Mitchell, Michelle Nichols, Nitza Valderrama, Anthony White, […]

Highwater Management Providing Services to DE Turf

By Terry Rogers DE Turf Sports Complex just north of Milford on Bay Road is on schedule to open in Spring 2017. The complex will feature 12 turf fields designed for field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and similar sports. The organization has entered into a partnership with Highwater Management, a division of SoDel Concepts, to provide […]

Applications being accepted Food Bank Culinary School

Staff Report The next classes for The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark and Milford will both begin on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Applications are being accepted for interested students. The 14-week program includes 12 weeks (daytime hours) of hands-on training in basic and high-end kitchen skills, safe food handling and […]

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