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New DMI director leading the charge for historic preservation

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At a recent Milford Conversation, Janne Collins, who recently accepted the position as Executive Director of Downtown Milford, inc., explained how historic preservation has been important to her since she grew up in a river town in Indiana with a large historic area. “I am from a little town called Vincennes, Indiana. It is on the Wabash River. It is …

Former teacher to start new career as brewery events coordinator

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After 25 years in education, Dr. Kevin DiCostanzo, a history teacher at Milford High School, has decided to leave the classroom and begin a new career at Mispillion River Brewing Company as their Events and Concessions Manager. DiCostanzo explained that this has taken his career full circle. “Strangely enough, I was a bartender first, back in 1988 and my eighth …

DiPiazza named Delaware Behavioral Specialist of the Year

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Rosa DiPiazza, BHP, a behavioral specialist with Milford School District was recently named Delaware Behavioral Health Specialist of the Year. DiPiazza has been with Milford since completing an internship as part of her master’s degree. “I’ve always been interested in the intersection of science and behavior, but it took me some time to find the right balance for me,” DiPiazza …

Summer programs expanded at MSD

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Milford School District Director of Student Learning, Dr. Bridget Amory, provided details to the Milford School Board about the expansion of summer programs that will be available to students over the summer. The programs will help students who are struggling to meet standards as well as offer additional programs based in Science, Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM). “In addition …

Food Bank and DoorDash partner to address food insecurity

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Recently, Food Bank of Delaware and DoorDash announced an expanded partnership to deliver free meal boxes to food-insecure residents of Kent and Sussex Counties. A local Dasher made the ceremonial first delivery to a downstate resident this morning on May 26. “This partnership allows people to order boxes of shelf-stable pantry staples and produce using DoorDash,” Kim Turner, Communications Director …

Milford Microtel celebrates one year anniversary

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The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, the City of Milford, several members, friends and family recently celebrated a one year anniversary Ribbon cutting at Microtel By Wyndham, Milford. “Microtel began as an economy chain, owned by Hilton,” Chad Moore of Beacon Hospitality said just before the hotel opened. “Wyndham purchased the properties and has operated them ever since. Beacon …

Auditions Announced for SSP’s Fall Main Stage Show

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Second Street Players announce auditions for the innovative and imaginative Tony-winning comedy, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” on Sunday, June 19, 2022, and Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 6:30 PM.  All auditions are at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963. Director John H. Hulse has announced open auditions for Second Street Players’ 2022 production of “Peter and …

City of Milford hires Chipola as new Electric Director

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The City of Milford recently hired Tony Chipola as the new Electric Director.  In this role, Chipola is responsible for the direction and supervision of the City’s Electric Division, which includes operating and maintaining the city electrical system, trouble calls, installing of new aerial and underground lines, also performing maintenance of the existing lines. “Tony has shown a passion for …

Memorial Day Remembrance honors the fallen

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After a two year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Milford Memorial Day Remembrance was held on Monday, May 30 at the Milford Senior Center. The event features patriotic music, presentations honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and remarks from military members and local dignitaries. “Today is not a celebration. It is a remembrance of …

Surviving Breast Cancer

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A breast cancer diagnosis is frightening. Even though treatments have come a long way and breast cancer caught early has a very high survival rate, when you receive the diagnosis, hearing the words are traumatizing to anyone. That is why Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) offers a wide range of survivorship programs designed to help newly diagnosed patients as well …