Walnut Street bridge fully opens

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On Wednesday, May 8, the City of Milford announced that the Walnut Street bridge, which had undergone resurfacing and beautification over the past few months was now open to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The city also reminded motorist that vehicles are now required to yield to pedestrians crossing the bridge as it is now an official crosswalk. A design …

Barratt’s Summer Worship Series 2024

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Barratt’s Chapel will again present its Summer Worship Series. The series will be held Thursday nights at 7pm and feature a variety of pastors, churches and organizations who will create different worship experiences and preaching. Beginning June 13th Camp Pecometh will start us off as they bring together campers and staff, past and present, in a service reminiscent of the camping …

June Jam going strong after 46 years

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Delaware’s longest running outdoor music festival, June Jam, will return for its 46th year at G&R Campground in Houston, Delaware. The festival is planned for June 15 with the gates opening at 10 AM. This year’s event will be in honor of Bob Hartley, founding member of June Jam and president of the organization, who passed away in late April. …

Unpacking Stress and the Pain that Comes With It

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Because patients feel comfortable confiding in their primary care doctor, that physician is often the first person to hear about stressors, says Rebecca McIlroy, DO. “Probably the most common with my patients is caregiver burnout, the burden of caring for elderly parents — the emotional and physical burden,” she said. But Dr. McIlroy said patients also talk about relationship issues, …

Dirt Therapy: Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

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Everyone loves the taste of a garden-fresh vegetable; especially if they worked diligently to grow it themselves. The hard-earned harvest is not only a delicious reward but a physical one as well according to Bayhealth Family Medicine Physician Brintha Vasagar, MD. It is proven that time spent working in the dirt and warm summer sunshine are valuable to your wellbeing. Here …

Southern Delaware Golf Club opens in Milford

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By Dave McCallum It had been nearly 3-1/2 years since the last drive was hit on the first tee and the final putt was sunk at the old Rookery North golf course in Milford. Milford-area golfers’ agonizing wait to strike another tee shot and sink another putt ended at 7:36 a.m. May 1 (Wednesday) when co-owner Matt Johnson of the …

DMI announces rebranding

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A few days prior to the Bug and Bud Festival, Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) announced the “dawn of a new era” with an entirely new brand and identity. The changes were announced on social media. “We are excited at the new direction DMI is taking,” Shelby DiCostanzo, President of DMI said. “We have several new board members who are bringing …

Council hears five year CIP plan

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At a recent workshop, Milford City Council learned from each department their suggestions for Capital Improvement Plans for the city. The plan, which covers years 2025 to 2029 totaled $94,339,510. Items included everything from replacing chairs for the conference room to land purchases for parks. “One of the things I found really disturbing right away was it has no IT …

Automatic recount named Kalesis winner in Ward 1

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  This story has been updated to say the Ward 2 council representative will be appointed. The Board of Elections met to certify results in the Milford City Council election on Monday. After multiple recounts in Ward 1, it was determined that Diamonto “Madula” Kalesis was the winner in that ward by one vote. “All results announced the day of …

Milford Library plans horseshoe crab presentation

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In partnership with the American Littoral Society, Milford Public Library will hold a Horseshoe Crab Field Presentation on Tuesday, May 14 from 4 to 5:30 PM at the Slaughter Beach Pavilion. The program is made possible with funding from the Robert F. Schumann Foundation. “This program will provide detailed information on the importance of the horseshoe crab to our area,” …