Bayhealth hosts open house at new Sussex Campus hospital

MILFORD — Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford beamed with life this weekend as thousands of community members walked through the hallways of the new hospital. Mary Vail and neighbors Dolores and Gay Morrison, all of Milford, were among the first visitors Saturday during a community-wide open house. “I think it’s beautiful. And it’s brand new […]

Movie theater plan continues in Milford

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MILFORD — After more than 30 years without a movie theater to call its own, Milford may soon get reeled back into action. The Milford Theatre, now occupied by Jesus Love Temple in downtown Milford, was the site of local entertainment for a long time, staying open from 1949 until the early 1970s. The Milford […]

Bayhealth Sussex Campus to host community open house

MILFORD — A beacon of economic growth, the construction site at Bayhealth’s new Sussex Campus in Milford has lit up the sky for months. With its opening date nearing, the community will finally get to walk through the front doors Saturday to explore its bright possibilities. An open house scheduled for Saturday from 2 to […]

License plate auction ushers in state fair’s centennial year

HARRINGTON — Uniquely Delawarean, the Delaware State Fair held an auction for low-digit centennial-themed license plates over the weekend, bringing in more than $100,000, according to Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing. Melding the two together was a perfect match for the Murphy and Chorman families, bidder number 6, who went home […]

New Bayhealth Sussex Campus set to accept patients in early February, community open house scheduled

As patients continue receiving health care at Bayhealth’s Milford Memorial Hospital this year, innovative technology and fresh construction on a new hospital nears completion in south Milford. First built in 1953, the current 22-acre hospital on Clarke Avenue simply would not hold future growth, Bayhealth leaders contend. So, a change was in order. The new […]

Delaware’s first congresswomen honored for ERA fight

DOVER — In the early 1970s, six female trailblazers from the 126th Delaware General Assembly set out to make a bold change for women as they worked to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The legislative action the six women championed was approved by the U.S. Congress March 22, 1972, seeking equal […]

Petite Sweets to close up shop in downtown Milford

MILFORD — As 2019 rolls in, another business in Milford will close its doors — at least for a while. Petite Sweets, owned by Albert Sierra and Keila Montalvo-Sierra, opened in December 2015 as a Project Pop-Up business on Walnut Street in downtown Milford. Through Project Pop-Up, a joint venture by the Delaware Economic Development […]

Abbott’s Grill to close its doors in Milford

MILFORD — Kevin Reading is preparing for one of the biggest sendoffs Abbott’s Grill has hosted — its own. “We’re nine years in and now we are at the end of our lease period. So, we can exit gracefully,” said Mr. Reading, chef and owner of Abbott’s Grill of its Jan. 12 closing date. “I’ve […]

Effort to preserve Milford’s Vinyard Shipyard property gaining steam

MILFORD — With freshly cleaned relics and enough research to occupy a visitor for days inside the previously condemned Vinyard Shipyard, Joan and Sudler Lofland have brought the historical property in Milford back to life. A task force will soon help them preserve their property and other nearby properties, hopefully expanding the Riverwalk for future […]

Outstanding volunteer: Milford resident honored for Delaware Hospice work

Living life to its fullest isn’t always a piece of cake. But Delaware Hospice volunteer Harriet Davies says it could be a walk in the park or a game of chess. It’s that peace of mind that struck a chord in the heart of employees who nominated the Milford resident for a Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer […]