House Bill 480 would financially incentivize high–demand careers by switching some loans to scholarships.

Bill to make state ed loans into scholarships heads to Senate

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A bill that would transform certain loans to scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in education and other needed career fields was released by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. It was the committee’s last hearing in this legislative session, which began in January 2021 and spanned two years. The bill already has passed the House and is now eligible …

Shining Lights support the efforts of DBCC

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On August 3, the Waterfall in Claymont will be the site of this year’s Shining Light celebration in honor of those who continue to support the efforts of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). This event is designed to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the advancements toward ending breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region as well …

Milford Advocacy for Homeless holds ribbon cutting

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Although they do not have an official office space, the Milford Advocacy for the Homeless recently held a symbolic ribbon cutting on the steps of the Windsor Building where the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford is housed. The ribbon cutting was designed to bring attention to this grassroots organization whose focus is providing services for Milford’s homeless and helping …

Garden of the Month Club promotes work of Milford Garden Club

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The Milford Garden Club wants to promote gardening throughout the city of Milford. One of the projects used to encourage people to beautify their yards with gardens is through the Garden of the Month recognition. “This is a great way to recognize people in the community who have spent considerable time and energy on their gardens,” Linda Peters of the …

Hippiefest tickets to go on sale July 1

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If you are a member of the Milford Museum, you will be able to purchase tickets to Hippiefest, one of the museum’s most popular events of the year, starting July 1. Those who wish to attend who are not members by July 1 will be able to purchase tickets on July 7. “We wanted to do something special for our …

Council looks at updating bicycle and skateboard code

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Although they tabled a vote on changes to the code, Milford City Council has asked staff to evaluate the Bicycle, Skateboard and Other Conveyances Code for the city. Melody Barger, a University of Delaware Fellow working with the city had updated parts of the code for approval on Monday, June 27, but some council members felt that the restrictions were …

Second Street Players stages summer musical, Oliver!

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Second Street Players will present Oliver! this July on stage. Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience …

Banners recognizing Milford’s military available from DMI

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Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) revived their banner program throughout downtown and along the Riverwalk. The revitalization began around Christmas 2021 with colorful holiday themed banners. According to Joseph Phillips, chairman of the banner project, the City of Milford installed new hardware in order to attach the banners. “In the middle of the initial order and installation, we were contacted by …

Baltazar-Lopez recognized for school board service

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On what was to be his last meeting as a school board member, Rony Baltazar-Lopez was recognized by the Milford School District Board of Education for his three years of service to the district. Baltazar-Lopez did not run for reelection and his seat will be taken by Matt Bucher who won election in May, defeating Jalyn Powell. The meeting held …

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Teacher Academy students recognized by Board of Education

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The Milford High School Board of Education recognized three students in the Milford High School Teacher Academy at a recent meeting. The program prepares high school students for careers as educators and is led by Mrs. Molly Chorman. “Before the Teacher Academy, there really was no other pathway that students could pursue. There was maybe a club for future teachers …