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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

Culture

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

Culture

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 …

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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 …

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 …

DMI funding approval tabled

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On Monday, October 11, Sara Pletcher, Economic Development and Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Milford, provided City Council with a request from Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) regarding an annual funding agreement approved by council during the budget process. According to Pletcher, the city approved $45,860 in funding for DMI during the budget process. “The agreement signed by the …

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Ladybug Festival cancelled for second consecutive year

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DMI’s Ladybug Festival has been cancelled for the second consecutive year. Downtown Milford Inc. and Gable Music Ventures announced this week that they are cancelling the Ladybug Festival scheduled for October 2, 2021, in Milford. This is the second year the event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. “With this event being open and free to attend, it’s not …

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Funding for Laydbug Festival approved

Culture

The Ladybug Festival will return to downtown Milford on October 2 (Photo courtesy of the City of Milford) In one of her last official duties as DMI President, Peggy Reilly submitted a request to Milford City Council for $30,000 in funding for the Ladybug Festival, scheduled for October 2 in downtown Milford. Reilly explained that DMI bylaws only allowed a …