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Permanent make-up studio moves to new location

Terry RogersBusiness, Headlines, Milford-live

In 2022, Ericka Passwaters opened a permanent make-up studio in The Loft, a group of studios located above Mispillion Art League. After becoming certified in 3D areola reconstruction, she realized the Loft studios did not offer the privacy her clients needed. “I lived in one of Dan Bond’s apartments and I knew that he had other properties he was refurbishing …

Thousands visit downtown Milford for festival

Terry RogersCharity, Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The first large festival of the year took place on Saturday, April 27 and almost 10,000 people packed the downtown area. The festival included over 200 vendors, a free Kid’s Zone, a train and petting zoo plus much more. “We could not be happier at how well this day turned out,” Shelby DiCostanzo, President of DMI said. “Despite the cool …

Changes come to Milford City Council

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On Saturday, April 27, the City of Milford had one of the highest voter turnouts in recent history as residents traveled to the polls to select a mayor and four council people. There were, 1,312 votes cast in the election. All election results are unofficial. For the office of mayor, incumbent Archie Campbell received 606 (46%) votes while his opponent …

Key Properties delays request on Route 1 land

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Sussex County Planning and Zoning was supposed to hear a request from Key Properties to change land east of Route 1, across from Bayhealth Sussex Campus, from residential to commercial. A few days before the hearing, Key Properties pulled the request. This request had come before the Sussex County board previously and been approved, only to be denied by Sussex …

Milford seniors recognized as Secretary of Education scholars

Terry RogersEducation, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Two Milford High School students were recognized by Secretary of Education Mark Holodick as 2024 Secretary of Education Scholars. Carley Mackert and Jorja Willey both received the recognition at a dinner in Dover where 91 other students were also recognized from schools around the state. “This represents one of the highest academic achievements a student can earn in a Delaware …

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 & Bud Festival returns – Schedule Included

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 …