The History of the Christmas Tree

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Although Christmas trees have become staples in most homes during the holidays, the fact is that evergreen plants and trees have been used for centuries to decorate homes. Ancient people hung evergreen boughs over doors and windows throughout the year. In some cultures, it was believed the evergreens kept away witches, ghosts, illness and evil spirits. According to the History …

Recycle your Christmas tree at any of Delaware's 25 yard waste sites.

How to recycle your Christmas tree into rich soil

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

Stay in the holiday spirit this last week of 2022 and help conserve and improve Delaware’s soil by recycling your Christmas tree.  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is asking First Staters to give their real trees to a yard waste recycling site rather than dumping them off in landfills.  According to DNREC, 176,000 tons of grass, …

Delaware is expected to see a 3.3% increase in travelers compared to last year's holiday season.

On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Hitting the road for the holidays? You are not alone: 33% of First State residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holidays. That’s 3.3% more travelers than last year. Here’s what to know about Christmas and New Years weekends in Delaware.  Travel Gas prices in Delaware are the lowest they’ve been since October 2021, according …

Milford Museum receives Santa donation

Terry Rogers Charity, Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The Milford Museum was recently the recipient of the Jane Pugh Churchman Santa Collection, an extensive collection of memorabilia collected over many years. The family of Churchman, who was born in Leipsic and later lived in Dewey Beach, generously donated the items to spread her Christmas spirit. The figurines include ceramics, ornaments and animated figurines. The collection is now on …

Milford Church of God to hold live nativity

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, Religion

The Milford Church of God Live Nativity and Outdoor Concert will feature live animals, including a camel by Terry Rogers   The Milford Church of God will hold their live nativity outside the church located at 500 North Walnut Street for the second year. The nativity will be open December 10 and 11 from 6 to 8 PM. There is …

Postal Service’s Operation Santa is now accepting letters

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

  Photo courtesy of United States Postal Service. The Postal Service is now accepting letters for its USPS Operation Santa program. Letters must be postmarked by Dec. 10, and will be uploaded to through Dec. 15 for potential adoption. The nondenominational program is intended to help as many deserving families as possible experience a happy holiday season. Since the program …