Business booming with new projects in Dover

DOVER — They construct, upgrade, arrive and relocate within city limits. Believing in the local economic climate, businesses are filling Dover with more options for living, medical care, tires, home furnishings, eating out and much more. According to city officials, 238 new or substantial reconstruction projects received Certificates of Occupancy in 2018. Others are in […]

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 […]

Dover’s King Buffet reopens after public health violations

DOVER — Management for an eatery temporarily shuttered for public health violations in late 2018 vowed Thursday to maintain state-mandated cleanliness requirements moving forward. Plumbing infrastructure at King Buffet was upgraded as well, manager Maggie Jiang said. The establishment was closed on Dec. 19 following an inspection and reopened Dec. 26 when violations were corrected, […]

Millsboro hopes to soon reap retail dividends in Buxton investment

MILLSBORO — Millsboro governmental leaders are hoping the town soon reaps dividends in its substantial investment with a retail matchmaker. Town council in its current fiscal year budget allocated $50,000 for a one-year contractual partnership with Buxton, a Texas-based analytics/retail match-making firm, to help guide long-term retail recruitment and retention strategies in Millsboro. The partnership […]

Mountaire Farms donation a boost to Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Mountaire Farms donated $10,000 to the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover recently to help overhaul the poultry exhibit and help honor the late James H. Baxter Jr., a well-known farmer in Sussex County. Mr. Baxter was a farmer in Stockley his entire life. During his career he grew chickens for Mountaire Farms and […]

Poynter’s Tree Farm looks forward to another holiday season after 51 years

Santas and Christmas decorations color Bonnie Poynter’s living room a nice holiday shade of red. But it’s no comparison to the green of the family tree farm or the glitter that catches the lights ever so gently from inside their Christmas shop. Poynter’s Tree Farm has been in business now for 51 years, an accomplishment […]

Businesses bite back after Touch of Italy owner makes foul remarks about downtown Milford

Many business owners in downtown Milford are rallying against comments made by Touch of Italy Owner Robert Ciprietti over the radio recently. Mr. Ciprietti purchased the old M&T Bank building on the corner of Walnut and Front Streets in June 2016, hungry for a Touch of Italy restaurant in the growing city of Milford to […]

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Noble’s Pond residents raise over $16,500 for MS

DOVER — Residents of Noble’s Pond recently came together for the seventh year to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and have fun at the same time. Girls’ Night Out to Fight MS brought together Noble’s Pond residents, members of the Dover community and friends for a light-hearted “Pocketbook Bingo” competition, with entry fees […]

Wedding planning under one ‘barn’ roof at Smokey Hollow Bridal Show

SELBYVILLE — Calling all brides-to-be. Wedding day is a monumental occasion for a couple, family and friends, so obviously planning is paramount. Smokey Hollow — a picturesque wedding venue nestled on a private estate east of Selbyville a short drive from Delaware and Maryland beaches — is the stage that will bring wedding planning together […]