Barratt’s Summer Worship Series 2024

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Barratt’s Chapel will again present its Summer Worship Series. The series will be held Thursday nights at 7pm and feature a variety of pastors, churches and organizations who will create different worship experiences and preaching. Beginning June 13th Camp Pecometh will start us off as they bring together campers and staff, past and present, in a service reminiscent of the camping …

June Jam going strong after 46 years

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Delaware’s longest running outdoor music festival, June Jam, will return for its 46th year at G&R Campground in Houston, Delaware. The festival is planned for June 15 with the gates opening at 10 AM. This year’s event will be in honor of Bob Hartley, founding member of June Jam and president of the organization, who passed away in late April. …

Polls open Tuesday for school board elections

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Only 16 candidates will compete for a school board seat this year when the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.  In a year that already had fewer races than normal, candidates have been dropping out since qualifying, narrowing the field. Seven of Delaware’s 19 school districts have school board elections, with polls open until 8 p.m.  Preliminary results are expected …

Chef Robbie Jester Kitty Knight Deep Blue

Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Robbie Jester has come home.  Sort of. Raised in Galena, Maryland, the chef is partnering with Jamestown Hospitality Group, owner of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, an inn and restaurant in Galena, to infuse new life into the old establishment. “Ironically, my dad owned Kitty Knight in the 1980s, and I was conceived there,” said Jester, a Culinary Institute of …

All five registered candidates for governor in November's election gave their thoughts on education issues in a public forum Wednesday night.

The 5 candidates for governor talk education in Delaware

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The five candidates vying to replace Gov. John Carney in November’s gubernatorial election took the stage Wednesday night to give their thoughts on the state of education in Delaware. The three Democrats and two Republicans agreed that the need for reform in First State schools transcends politics.  The forum, hosted by Polytech High School, was organized by the Vision Coalition …

A proposed bill would alter DIAA's process for accepting and reviewing waivers for potential student-athlete transfers. (Photo by Nick Halliday)

New bill lays out rules to high school transfer portal

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The emergence of the transfer portal has drastically changed the landscape of college sports in the past few years, notably making it difficult for coaches to recruit and maintain players. Now, the same idea of athletes transferring schools has made its way into the high school level, and a new bill by the Delaware General Assembly aims to smooth the …

The Milford Public Library summer reading program has activities for children, teens and adults. Courtesy of Milford Public Library.

Summertime’s the time for adventure at Milford library

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The Milford Public Library is inviting children, teens and adults to go on adventures this summer. “Adventure” is the theme of the library summer reading program, with multiple events running June 15 through Aug. 17. “We’re excited,” library director Lea Rosell said, and she’s particularly hyped by the June 29 comic magic show by Ran’D Shine Participants who read enough …

Delaware GOP Chair Julianne Murray will not run in this year's gubernatorial election.

GOP Chair Murray decides against bid for governor

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The leader of Delaware’s Republican Party has decided against a run for governor. Julianne Murray, chair of the Delaware GOP announced Monday that she will forego the gubernatorial race to help strengthen her party. “I cannot sit idly by as our party faces the prospect of division and distraction,” Murray said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, unity is …

Unpacking Stress and the Pain that Comes With It

Terry RogersHeadlines, Health, Milford Headline Story

Because patients feel comfortable confiding in their primary care doctor, that physician is often the first person to hear about stressors, says Rebecca McIlroy, DO. “Probably the most common with my patients is caregiver burnout, the burden of caring for elderly parents — the emotional and physical burden,” she said. But Dr. McIlroy said patients also talk about relationship issues, …

Dirt Therapy: Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Everyone loves the taste of a garden-fresh vegetable; especially if they worked diligently to grow it themselves. The hard-earned harvest is not only a delicious reward but a physical one as well according to Bayhealth Family Medicine Physician Brintha Vasagar, MD. It is proven that time spent working in the dirt and warm summer sunshine are valuable to your wellbeing. Here …