Taskforce urging Milford to buy historic shipyard site

MILFORD — It’s full steam ahead for volunteers hoping to create another century of memories at the last surviving wooden shipbuilding facility on the Delaware Bay. Located in the heart of Milford, Vinyard Shipard has had a storied past since Wilson M. Vinyard started the business in 1896. It remains one of only 12 of […]

Celebrating women: Ladybug Festival to bring thousands to Milford on Saturday

MILFORD — Women will take center stage Saturday in downtown Milford as the town’s second annual Ladybug Festival fills spots with live music. Under Gable Music’s leadership with Gayle Dillman and Jeremy Hebbel, the Ladybug Festival was brought to Milford last year as a second location. The festival itself started in 2012 in Wilmington. Gaining […]

SLIDESHOW: Milford celebrates the 19th annual Riverwalk ‘Freedom’ Festival

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford celebrated its 19th annual Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival Saturday with a full day of festive fun. Vendors, a car show and the kids zone started the day off on the right foot before a pet parade found its way through town in the afternoon. Milford’s only fireworks display ended […]

Celebrating women: Ladybug Festival to bring thousands to downtown Milford this weekend

Milford’s ladybug-infused legacy flew to a new level last year when dozens of women-led music acts and thousands of visitors flooded the downtown area in late September. This year, Gable Music hopes the Ladybug Festival brings even more entertainment to the area Saturday, Sept. 21 with the help of more than 40 artists coming to […]

Milford works to update sidewalk repair program

MILFORD — An antiquated city code in Milford is getting a fresh glance thanks to outspoken citizens and councilmembers. In an effort to beautify the city, the city manager and other leaders have attempted to enforce a previously overlooked code requiring citizens to maintain their sidewalks. The sidewalk repair program, as it was called, launched […]

Milford’s Riverwalk ‘Freedom’ Festival set for this weekend with fireworks, Light the Night fundraiser

September will be filled with excitement thanks to festivals around Milford like the 19th annual Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival Saturday, Sept. 14. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, the event typically brings in thousands of visitors and hundreds of vendors and sponsors who spend the day together in the sun celebrating the unity […]

Milford’s community effort helps homeless veterans

MILFORD — A snowball of kindness grew over the summer when the city of Milford came together to support local homeless veterans. “Interestingly enough, it started out when someone tagged me in a meme on Facebook that said to pack an old purse, or unused purse, that you have and put it in your car […]

Electric crews head south to help in storm

DELAWARE — When Hurricane Sandy threatened to pummel Delaware’s coastline in 2012, Kimberly Schlichting of DEMEC said Delaware leaders were worried they wouldn’t have the help they needed to survive the storm. At the time, Ms. Schlichting was out of town attending a meeting in Ohio. When she returned to Delaware, she received a phone […]

Drops of friendship: Kent-Sussex Industries plans 30th annual golf tournament with new golf ball drop

Kent-Sussex Industries, a local business dedicated to helping local adults with disabilities empower themselves for a better tomorrow, has something new in store for their 30th annual golf tournament. The event, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, will feature a new golf ball drop with golf balls individually painted by their own participants in hopes of […]

More scenes from Harrington Heritage Day 2019

Harrington Heritage Day went off without a hitch Friday and Saturday this past weekend. Here’s a look at just a few of the happenings found around town during festivities. Share your photos on The Chronicle’s Facebook page.

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