Best Bets: Second Street Players stage dysfunctional ‘Nice Family Christmas’

Milford’s Second Street Players are going COVID-19-friendly both on and off stage with their telling of the holiday comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas.” Starting Dec. 4 and running for two weekends, “A Nice Family Christmas” starts on Christmas Eve, when a young newspaper reporter (played by David MacDonald) on the brink of being fired has […]

Milford police may add mental health unit

MILFORD — Members of City Council’s Police Committee heard from an expert on mental health matters in law enforcement at their last meeting. Amy Kevis, a former New Castle County police officer who also has served as the director of emergency services for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, presented to the committee […]

Weeklong Milford effort culminates Thursday in sharing meals

MILFORD — A group of volunteers will be bringing Thanksgiving meals to those in need, as well as to volunteers and first responders around the Milford area Thursday. But preparations for the big day began almost a full week earlier when family and friends of longtime Milford resident Gwendolyn Fountain gathered at the Carlisle Fire […]

Downtown Milford Inc. announces new leadership and location

MILFORD — A key nonprofit focused on economic development in Milford announced Tuesday that it has settled on a new executive director and a new office space. Downtown Milford Inc. has appointed Cat Perfetti for the leadership position, a DMI press release said Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Perfetti has served as DMI’s executive director since September […]

Milford floats food-distribution idea for former Parks & Rec building

MILFORD — City Council debated the future of a former Parks & Recreation Department building during its meeting Monday. The facility, at 5 Mill St., is vacant and used partially for storage, said Mike Svaby, Milford’s public works director. “We’ve been approached by a local food bank entrepreneur to take over the property on a […]

Cardboard City drawn to life in Milford

Residents and business people of Milford have been inspired to create a Cardboard City, as part of the Big Draw Delaware celebration. The Mispillion Art League is showcasing the homes, churches, businesses and buildings that represent life in the Milford area. Take a close look and you’ll spot a lighthouse, a bowling alley, a coffee […]

DMI’s president defends its role in preserving downtown Milford

MILFORD — At their latest retreat workshop, members of City Council had a lot to say about Downtown Milford Inc., a nonprofit focused on economic development partially funded by the city. But DMI’s leadership wasn’t there to provide their side of the story. “They’ve asked me to come talk to them at one of their […]

Milford High soccer team shoots for unbeaten season to continue

MILFORD — Luke Bogan and Luke Sollie each scored in the first half as Milford High defeated Sussex Central High 3-0 Monday night to capture the first Henlopen Conference Northern Division championship in school history. Milford finished the regular season unbeaten at 11-0-1 and 6-0-1 in the Henlopen North. Milford’s only tie was a 1-1 […]

Recycled holiday planters go up around downtown Milford

MILFORD — Volunteers from across the city gathered on Walnut Street on Sunday morning to help beautify downtown for the holiday season. A few dozen citizens were joined by members of the Parks & Recreation Department in filling planters placed around the Downtown Development District with recycled greenery gathered from local yards. South Walnut Street’s […]

Two more youths at Stevenson House test positive for COVID

MILFORD — Two additional youths residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The department said it received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol […]