Milford School District holds “Polar Plunge” Event

Terry RogersCharity

On Sat., Feb. 6, Milford School District held a Polar Bear Plunge event in the parking lot of Brigg’s Stadium in partnership with Carlisle Fire Company. This year’s Special Olympics fundraising event was revamped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect the safety of the Bears and volunteers who help put the event on each year, Special Olympics …

Fur Baby opens in new location

Terry RogersBusiness

In the middle of Winter Storm Orlena, Fur Baby Pet Resort staff worked to move and set up inventory, pet needs and more from their location next to Arena’s to their new location in Mispillion Gateway. Owner Sherry Shupe and her husband, Representative Bryan Shupe, purchased the former GROWMARK FS truck shop located at 301 Northeast Front Street in partnership …

Bayhealth Partners with Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

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Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Libraries announced on Wednesday that Bayhealth has partnered with Dover and Milford Public Libraries to ensure all babies born at Bayhealth Hospitals, as well as any eligible patients of Bayhealth Pediatrics in Milford, are registered for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  This partnership is in support of Governor John Carney’s statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination …

Freeman Arts Pavilion collaborates with Milford School District

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Milford School District partnered with the Freeman Arts Pavilion to provide students with Creative Nourishment art kits. On Friday, January 29, the open-air performing venue located in Fenwick Island, delivered 4,300 kits in an effort to keep the arts alive during these trying times. “The Freeman Arts Pavilion, formerly known as the Freeman Arts Foundation, collaborated with local artist, John …

Tatman’s celebrate Dolce ownership with Caring for Community

Terry RogersBusiness

Five years ago, on January 29, Stephanie and Dean Tatman took ownership of Dolce, the popular bakery and coffee shop on North Walnut Street. Since purchasing the downtown location, the Tatman’s decided to open a second location in the 10th Street Medical Building on Coastal Highway which is currently under construction. The Tatmans’ say that the pandemic “put a wrinkle” …

MSD receives grant for Buccaneer Boat Project

Terry RogersEducation

Milford School District recently received a grant from the Hertrich Family Automotive Dealerships that will be used toward the Buccaneer Boat Project. The project is being led by Milford Central Academy teacher and principal, Alex March and Gary Zoll. “The project is a partnership between the Milford School District and the Educational Passages Miniboat Program,” Trish Gerken, Public Information Officer …

MSD, Abbott’s Mill partner to provide field experiences to students

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Milford School District and Abbott’s Mill Nature Center have partnered this year to continue providing field experiences to students despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Because students are still using a hybrid learning experience with some students still in a completely remote setting, the experiences will be conducted remotely this year. “Abbott’s Mill has worked to pivot our traditionally hands-on rich …

Former Milford artist creates portraits of COVID victims

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Margaret Bayalis, a resident of Milford for more than 40 years, says that when the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring, she and her husband, John, began isolating like many others around the country. Bayalis, who now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, started spending more time painting in her home studio, producing oil paintings and exhibiting them at the Woodfield Fine …

New Genesis Rock of Love participates in Operation Warm coat giveaway

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Through a grant obtained from Operation Warm, a national program that provides winter coats to children in need, New Genesis Rock of Love Ministries received new coats that they are now distributing to children in the Milford area. Pastor Dupree Johnson explained that the sees a definite need for this type of program. “When kids come here and are able …

Site plan for new Milford Police Department building

Milford voters pass police station referendum

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On Tuesday, Jan. 26, voters in the City of Milford passed a bond referendum allowing the city to borrow up to $20 million to build a new police station. There were 577 votes cast in the referendum with 390 (68%) cast for the bond bill and 187 (32%) cast against the measure. “I am so enlightened right now,” Mayor Archie …