Parson Thorne Mansion undergoing renovations

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Thanks to recent grants as well as funding from the State of Delaware, Parson Thorne Mansion, also known as Silver Hill, is undergoing significant renovations. The mansion, which was believed to be constructed in the early 1700s, is one of the oldest structures in Milford. In 1961, James Richard Draper gifted the home to the Milford Historical Society. “We have …

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City appoints auditing firm, gets update on audit

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

At a recent meeting, Milford City Council agreed to a Request for Proposal from Zelenkofske Axelrod (ZA) accounting services. This is the firm that has been providing audits to the city for the past year. City Finance Director, Lou Vitola, explained to council that remaining with the same audit company would help streamline the process in the future. “The primary …

Parson Thorne to hold annual spring antique show

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford Historical Society will hold their bi-annual antique show on Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM until 3 PM. The show will be held on the lawn of the Parson Thorne Mansion, located at 501 Northwest Front Street in Milford. “We will have several antique dealers at the event who will have unique items for sale,” Brooke Clendaniel, a trustee …

Meet the new assistant golf pro at SDGC

Terry RogersHeadlines, Milford Headline Story, Sports

by David McCallum   Caden Stanley’s journey to being the new assistant golf professional at Southern Delaware Golf Club has been a circuitous one – much like a baseball player rounding the bases before sliding back into home safely. Fortunately, it’s a journey Stanley likely navigated numerous times as a second baseman and four-year letterman at Milford High School, where …

Bug and Bud Festival returns

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The popular Bug and Bud Festival will return to downtown Milford on Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM until 4 PM. The festival this year, along with its organizer, Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI), will have a new look. “This year’s Bug and Bud Festival will recognize the 50th anniversary of the designation of the ladybug as the state bug, something …

Keep Kids Thriving Through Allergy Season

Terry RogersHeadlines, Health, Milford Headline Story

Staff Report It’s springtime – the flowers begin to open, beams of sunshine warm our skin, and the pleasant breeze seems to breathe life back into nature. Children are eager to play outside after the long, bitter winter. But this season comes with a catch – it can cause congestion, itchy eyes, and lots of sneezing. Bayhealth Otolaryngologist (ENT) Catherine Wright, …

MSD announces changes to MHS bus procedures

Terry RogersHeadlines, Milford Headline Story, Schools

Recently, Milford School District announced changes to their bus procedures for 11th and 12th graders at Milford High School. This change will take place for the 2024-25 school year. “Effective August 2024, all 11th and 12th grade students requiring bus transportation must opt-in,” Trish Gerken, Public Information Officer, said. “There is a form that must be completed for students to …

Meet your Milford Ward 3 and 4 City Council candidates

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On April 27, registered voters in the City of Milford will go to the polls to elect the members of city council. All four wards as well as the mayor’s seat are contested this year. A Candidate Q&A is planned for Wards 3 and 4 on Tuesday, April 23 from 7 to 9 PM in the Milford High School auditorium …

Meet your Milford Ward 1 and 2 City Council candidates

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On April 27, registered voters in the City of Milford will go to the polls to elect the members of city council. All four wards as well as the mayor’s seat are contested this year. A Candidate Q&A is planned for Wards 1 and 2 on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9 PM in the Milford High School auditorium …

Letter sent opposing Key Properties request to county

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For the third time since 2018, Key Properties LLC is requesting land east of Route 1 near the Bayhealth Sussex Campus to be rezoned from agricultural to commercial. In 2018, Sussex County Council overruled their own Planning and Zoning Commission to deny a request to change the zone and, in 2022, the City of Milford denied a request to change …