‘Sally Cotter’ brings magic to Milford

MILFORD — Second Street Players’ Children’s Theater presents a humorous take on the “Harry Potter” series this weekend with its latest production of “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone.” The show is directed by Guy Crawford and Ashby Amory and is produced by Josh Gross. When Sally (played by Finn Sheridan) falls asleep while reading […]

Nemours, Bayhealth top out new Sussex medical office

MILFORD — With celebratory fanfare, the final steel beam of the future Nemours/Bayhealth Medical Office Building on the new Sussex Campus was hoisted into place Wednesday afternoon. An evergreen tree and an American flag topped the beam that was covered with signatures of event goers. The event, laced with Scandinavian traditions, symbolized the end of […]

Volunteers aim to rescue diamondback terrapins

LITTLE CREEK — The road to safety is a dangerous one for diamondback terrapins visiting the Delaware Bayshore, especially in Little Creek. Port Mahon Road, a popular stop for the semi-aquatic turtles, birders, horseshoe crab harvesters, boaters, and others, became especially treacherous for the terrapins and other wildlife after large rocks were installed along the […]

Del. 1 overpass in Milford will open on Saturday

MILFORD — Travelers in Milford will soon have an easier commute along Del. 1 after the state Department of Transporation opens the new interchange Saturday morning. But the excitement isn’t just for motorists, according to DelDOT and city leaders. The interchange is designed to take travelers from Route 14 or the NE 10th Street area […]

New restaurant planned for Milford Abbott’s Grill location

MILFORD — Milford may be welcoming one of its newest businesses soon as Lisa and Walton Johnson prepare to open Benvenuto in the Riverwalk Center on Front Street. The new restaurant will fill the vacant commercial space left when Abbott’s Grill closed its Milford location in January. With business and organization skills under their belt, […]

Endangered shorebirds to benefit from 13th Annual Delaware Bird-A-Thon

Conservation efforts planned to purchase last remaining Mispillion Harbor Reserve Tract Every year a group of visitors travel for five to seven days nonstop, up to 7,000 miles, to dine at the best all-you-can-eat buffet high in proteins and fats along the Delaware Bay. The journey is long but worth the wait for those on […]

Roaring 20s Lawn Party celebrates history, preservation

The Roaring Twenties is more than just a chapter in a history book — it could be one of the top lawn parties in Milford.  Now in its fifth year, the annual Roaring 20s Lawn Party is easily the largest yearly fundraiser benefiting the Milford Museum. This year’s event will be held Friday, May 17 […]

Eagle Scout enhances Griffith’s Chapel property

HOUSTON — Griffith’s Chapel, built in the mid-1800s in Houston as the Williamsville Methodist Church, has a fresh look surrounding its building thanks to a local Boy Scout. The Williamsville Historical Society purchased the property in the 1980s in hopes of saving it from further disrepair or a possible move to another location. Over time, […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

Milford’s Riverfront Theater to reopen with ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

MILFORD — Riverfront Theater will be open for business again starting this weekend. As Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” debuts on stage, the renovations that closed the theater for about six months will be seen by the public for the first time. “It’s been a lot of hard work,” said volunteer Dan Marabello. “But boy, […]