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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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Bluhm explains economic development process in Milford

Business, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Sara Bluhm provided information about the economic development process in the city Sara Bluhm, the Economic Development and Community Engagement Administrator for the City of Milford recently spoke at the monthly Milford Conversation, held at the First Presbyterian Church. Bluhm explained how economic development worked in the city and provided insight into projects within the …

New guardrail to be installed on Riverwalk

Culture, Headlines, Outdoors

by Terry Rogers     Sample of a new guardrail system that may be installed behind the Santa House on the Riverwalk Milford City Council recently approved a request from Brad Dennehy, Director of Parks and Recreation, to install a new section of guardrail with a lighted handrail system along the Mispillion River. The section would replace current guardrail behind …

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Holiday Stroll a success

Culture, Headlines

by Terry Rogers   Milford’s Holiday Stroll, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc., was a success for 2021. The stroll was replaced with a holiday market in 2020 in order to meet guidelines to protect people from COVID-19. For the first time, the stroll was held on Saturday rather than Friday. This year’s stroll included a Holiday Market with vendors, specials …

Small Business Saturday successful in Milford

Business, Headlines

Shoppers line up for treats and beverages at Dolce on Small Business Saturday For the past decade, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers have been encouraged to “shop small.” The event, created by American Express to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday dollars purchasing items from local stores and vendors. For downtown Milford merchants, the arrival of Santa has helped …

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Big Draw makes changes due to ongoing pandemic

Culture, Headlines

Create your own King Neptune hat – or any other sea creature you want – for the Big Draw festival planned for the entire month of October For the second year in a row, Milford’s Big Draw event, an art-focused world-wide celebration, will be scaled back due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to rising cases in the area, the …

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Former Rite Aid location to offer retail, apartments

Business, Headlines

The former Rite Aid building will be transformed into a mixed-use project with ten apartments, a laundromat and two commercial retail spaces Veronica Nunez, co-owner of the former Rite Aid building located at 115 Northeast Front Street in Milford, is hoping to create the same type of structure they recently completed in Georgetown, replicating the process in downtown Milford. With …

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Art project brightens downtown Milford

Culture

Penney Square gets new artwork in a fund raising project created by Marissa and Zack King After purchasing Penney Square in December, Marissa King and her husband, Zach, have worked tirelessly to give the historic building an interior and exterior facelift. Considerable work has been done on the façade of the building which stands on one of the busiest corners …

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Ladybug Festival cancelled for second consecutive year

Culture, Headlines

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 …

Governor Carney visits Milford to celebrate DEWins!

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Governor Carney and Eric Williams, owner of Mispillion Brewing as they celebrate the DEWins! program Governor John Carney visited the Milford area on Fri., June 25 to speak to business owners who participated in the DEWins! program. The program is designed to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccination in an effort to win prizes or receive incentives from a …