Carney: Upcoming school year big question

The day after he formally extended his COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days, Delaware Gov. John Carney in his weekly update Tuesday said a huge challenge lies in preparing for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. “How are going to educate our children next school year? Gov. Carney said. “How do we bring children […]

New ice cream shop brings Christmas spirit to Milford’s summer

MILFORD — It may get hot in Milford this summer, but the new North Pole Creamery will keep downtown cool with frozen treats and Christmas spirit from the Santa House, a longtime fixture on Walnut Street. The ice cream shop, which had its grand opening Saturday, is owned by local entrepreneur David Pickerell and managed […]

Local American Legion post returns from brink with membership nearly quadrupled

MILFORD — Early last year, Milford’s American Legion Post 3 was struggling. It had no permanent building and just 52 registered members. Today, the organization has nearly quadrupled its membership numbers and has a new space on North Dupont Boulevard with a full bar and grill. “The American Legion is a veterans’ service organization based […]

Milford’s housing market booming with room for growth

MILFORD — The housing market in Milford has been doing well for a while now, but with coronavirus gripping Delaware, it’s become hotter than ever. “Right now, we’re seeing a very, very hot seller’s market,” said Zachary Foust, the owner of Milford-based Loft Realty. “Ninety-four percent of homes (we had) in May sold within the […]

Retiring teachers’ careers cut short by pandemic

Teaching is a strange way to make a living, said DuWane Sandlin. “But it’s pretty rewarding and we’ve had a good career,” he said. “I wouldn’t change anything.” For 30 years, Mr. Sandlin and his wife, Vanessa Sandlin, have taught in the Caesar Rodney School District, serving as director of bands and assistant director of […]

Drive-thru food bank in Milford addresses opiate use as well

Dozens of cars lined up outside Milford’s Lulu M. Ross Elementary School on Friday morning for an ad hoc drive-thru food bank and to receive Narcan, a life-saving drug reversing opiate overdoses. “There’s probably a lot of people around here who could use help,” said Dawn Dominick, a Milford resident. “I’ve known quite a few […]

Milford’s Riverwalk Festival canceled over virus concerns

MILFORD — This year’s Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival in Milford has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. A message on the committee’s Facebook page Friday said, in part, that “it is in the best interest of all, for the safety of the public, vendors, sponsors and volunteers to cancel the September 19, 2020 event. […]

Loft Realty moves into Downtown Milford’s historic Pikus Building

MILFORD — When a fast-growing local real estate company needed a bigger, more modern space, it moved into a nearly 200-year-old building in the North Milford Historic District. “The significance of this place is that it’s right on the corner, it’s one of the first things you see going into downtown,” Loft Realty owner Zachary […]

Milford City Council approves 1,167 new units

MILFORD — Monday’s City Council meeting was highlighted by the swearing-in of the mayor and council members, as well as the approval of hundreds of units in two subdivisions. Mayor Archie Campbell was sworn in for his second term and City Councilman Jason James of Ward 4 was named vice mayor. Four other council members, […]

Ceremony honors Milford Korean War vet Garrod

DOVER — A ceremony took place on Flag Day, June 14, in Dover honoring the efforts of Milford resident Charles Garrod, an 86-year-old Korean War veteran doing his best to ask for national recognition of the 70th anniversary of the start of that war on June 25, 1950. Navy veteran Doug DeAngelis and his wife […]