Small Business Saturday helps warm up holiday spirit in Milford

MILFORD — Small Business Saturday offers a welcomed and unique spin on holiday spending a decade in the making. It began 10 years ago with American Express leading the charge by encouraging shoppers to give their hard earn money to smaller, hometown businesses with the help of a designated day. Now, entrepreneurs and shoppers alike […]

Black Friday crowds push some residents to ‘Opt Outside’

DELAWARE — While droves of avid shoppers hit the stores early for Black Friday sales of all kinds, others decided to avoid the chaos by opting outside or staying home to enjoy time with their families for another day. A to Z Cycles, Inc. based out of Dover, organized an annual motorcycle ride Friday as […]

‘Elf: The Musical’ brings charismatic characters to Milford

MILFORD — Buddy the Elf is making his grand debut at Second Street Players’ Riverfront Theater this weekend along with his new family and the whole crew. As an added bonus, “Elf: The Musical” will run for three weekends in a row at the downtown location. “This is the longest production I’ve ever had. Most […]

Elevated CDC to offer community services from the Milford Armory

Since the late 1930s, the Armory on Walnut Street in Milford has been used to serve the community. Now after about a decade of vacancy, the building will continue that legacy with a slightly different focus. A few dedicated and service-minded individuals have been working to transform the building into a safe haven for young […]

Free Thanksgiving meal held at Milford Central Academy

MILFORD — Thanksgiving dinner isn’t until Thursday night for most families, but that didn’t stop volunteers from driving from up to 45 minutes away Tuesday evening just to ensure some families in Milford received a hot meal for the holiday. Stephanie Dukes, behavior interventionist at Milford Central Academy, and Kim Cole, MCA nurse, have helped […]

Scouts help stock Lake Forest Church Association Food Pantry in Harrington

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Pack 534 and their leaders completed their annual food drive last week helping keep the Lake Forest Church Association Food Pantry in Harrington stocked and ready for the holidays. Scouts set out bags for residents to fill up starting Nov. 9. They picked the bags up on Nov. 17, according […]

Fur Baby Pet Resort to renovate vacant building for expansion

MILFORD — Sherry Shupe, her husband, state Rep. Bryan Shupe and their team at Fur Baby Pet Resort have been working their tails off — and it’s paying off. The team announced another expansion, their fourth, Wednesday afternoon from their new building at 301 NE Front St. in Milford. From the outside looking in, it […]

Holiday help: Families in need to receive Thanksgiving meals

MILFORD — “One in five children in Delaware go to bed hungry,” Harry K Foundation Executive Director Laura Glascoe said while watching volunteers load boxes filled with an all-but-cooked Thanksgiving feast into the vehicles of local school officials. The foundation, started by Harry Keswani who owns Atlantic Jewelry in Rehoboth Beach, partners with Perdue Farms, […]

Chamber’s ‘Tastes of Milford’ promotes local eateries

Ever wonder how a city might taste? The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford has an idea. The 13th annual Holiday Auction and Tastes of Milford event will feature 10 of those tastes Thursday night from inside The Rookery North. “The event has been held for the last 12 years to provide attendees with the […]

Gifting smiles: Delaware photographers open Help Portrait to the public in Milford

The luxury of a family portrait is nothing something every family can feasibly afford, John Mollura of Milford says. That’s where Help Portrait photographers start snapping away. The project started more than 10 years ago by photographers in Nashville, Tennessee, and has since spread across the world. It has been offered in Milford for three […]