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Festival funding approved by council

Culture, Headlines

by Terry Rogers Two popular Milford festivals received funding from City Council Two popular festivals received funding from Milford City Council at a recent meeting. The Ladybug Festival, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI), which has been cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic, will receive $30,000 as will the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of …

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Bug and Bud Festival returns


The Bug and Bud Festival returns to Milford One of Delaware’s most popular festivals is finally back! The Annual Bug & Bud Festival takes place on Saturday, April, 30th 2022 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc., this rain or shine event takes place along Walnut Street, Park Avenue and the Mispillion Riverwalk in historic Downtown Milford. …

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Milford City Council hears annual report from DMI


by Terry Rogers     DMI hopes to bring back Light up the River this year Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) presented its annual report to Milford City Council on March 28. James Rabe, President of DMI, presented an overview of the past year as well as a look at their future three-year plan. “The total indirect and direct economic impact …

Milford Community Clean-Up planned

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by Terry Rogers   Milford Community Cleanup is scheduled for April 9 (Photo courtesy of Unsplash: Jeremy Bezanger) Downtown Milford Inc., the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford and Milford Parks and Recreation have joined together for the Second Annual Milford Community Clean-Up planned for Saturday April 9, 2022 from 8:00 to 10:30 AM. “We will begin in Bicentennial Park, …

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Irish Music and Dance Concert planned for Milford

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by Terry Rogers     Seven Rings will be featured at the upcoming Irish Music and Dance Concert along with the McAleer School of Irish Dance (Photo courtesy of Seven Rings) Eugenia Sparks enjoys bringing her heritage to Milford and opened the only Irish shop in Delaware, Irish Rose, in 2013. She and her late husband, Tom, participated at Irish …

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Downtown Milford, Inc. Announces New Executive Director

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Released by Downtown Milford Inc.     Janne Collins has been named the new Executive Director for Downtown Milford Inc. Downtown Milford is excited to announce Janne Collins as their new Executive Director.  Collins comes to DMI with years of experience in the non-profit sector.  Most recently, she has worked with the Music School of Delaware in Milford as the Front …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – November 9, 2021

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Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines Former Governor Minner passes away Third Ward Councilperson sworn in Culture Milford veteran benefits from Raise the Roof Postal Service’s Operation Santa …

Riverwalk Farmer’s Market extends season with After Market

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Riverwalk Farmer’s Market will extend the season with After Market Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) recently announced that the Riverwalk Farmer’s Market, which has historically ended in October, will expand the season this year with what they are calling “After Market.” According to Lang Redden, chairperson of the Farmer’s Market, the idea to extend the season came to her after last …

DMI to receive city funds

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In early October, Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) came before the City of Milford asking that $45,860 in funding approved during the budget process be distributed to the organization. At the time, City Council had several questions related to the organization’s executive board structure and their balance sheet that representatives were unable to answer. The request was tabled until the October …