Big Draw a big deal in Milford

MILFORD — The Big Draw Festival will be back Oct. 8, promising a day colored with creative activities for all ages.

MILFORD — The Food Bank of Delaware and state officials from all three counties celebrated the breaking of ground on the organization’s new Milford facility on Thursday. The ceremonial …
MILFORD — A garden tended by Milford residents Kenny and Holly Brown has been named the September garden of the month by the Milford Garden Club, the organization announced on Wednesday.
HOUSTON — The Williamsville Country Store, a fixture of the Houston area, will soon be under new ownership.
Local News
The Milford City Council will host a public meeting Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
MILFORD — City officials and developers heard comments from residents Tuesday about plans to build a business park on a large stretch of land in Milford’s northwest corner.
MILFORD — Residents and businesses receiving power from the city’s electric utility will see a cost increase starting in October, officials announced Tuesday.
MILFORD — Care and support. These two words often come to mind when you think about nursing. Most connect this care and support to what nurses give to their patients. But sometimes, they provide care and support to each other.
Sports
After returning to the field, Townsend is making the most of Blue Hens' offense

NEWARK — This was hardly the way Jourdan Townsend wanted to start the season. While the rest of his teammates were continuing to learn Delaware’s new offense, the veteran receiver was …

DOVER — The Delaware State football team finished behind Robert Morris in virtually every category on Saturday night — except the one that matters the most. The Hornets earned just …
NEWARK — When Nolan Henderson let the pass go, it looked like it might have disaster riding on it. The Delaware quarterback’s intended receiver, Chandler Harvin, was tightly covered by …
DOVER — When wide receiver John Parker lined up at quarterback in a new power formation for Dover High, he said only one thing was going through his mind. “Don’t drop the snap, …
Business
On Sept. 12, local business owner and educator Dr. Esosa Iriowen was recognized by the city of Dover for his work championing Childhood Cancer Awareness in the Kent County. Dr. Iriowen, is an …
Can’t find anything interesting to watch on TV? Are you looking for live entertainment you won’t see anywhere else? The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce’s invites you to the …
SMYRNA — A hearing to discuss allowing dwellings in the town’s corridor commercial district is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Town Hall.
BLADES — Various environmental groups are opposing Bioenergy Devco’s planned expansion of its composting operation to include anaerobic digestion, byproducts of which include pipeline-grade, renewable natural gas.
Neighbors
Sol in the Hall: Smyrna musician to be inducted into Delaware Rock & Roll Society

SMYRNA — It took a potential tragedy to put musician Sol Knopf on the road he has been traveling for decades.

DOVER – When it comes to Commander Matthew Watts’ responsibilities in the United State Navy, one could say he helps to maintain freedom from the ocean floor to the stars. Cmdr. Watts, …
DOVER – October 2022 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. As one of the major events of the Cold War, Delaware State Parks will be commemorating the event …
Nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, which honor exemplary service and the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals 18 or older and organizations who are making a difference across Delaware communities, are open.
Schools
SEAFORD—Gov. John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney announced the implementation of a new school registration system on Monday. The registration system, authorized by Senate Bill …
GEORGETOWN – Hurricane Ian’s remnants grounded Saturday’s portion of 2022 Wings & Wheels, with cancellation of the popular early fall festival. Friday morning, youthful …
WILMINGTON—Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Holodick place Great Oaks Charter School under formal review on Wednesday. The formal review process includes an investigation that allows the …
DOVER — The hope is that the new building for the Agricultural Extension Program will be open by fall 2024. Coming at a cost of $10 million, the 15,000-square-foot facility at Delaware State …
Things To Do
Georgetown Public Library Friends hosting ‘Sip ‘N Shop’

GEORGETOWN — The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold a “Sip ‘N Shop” during their fall book sale Oct. 14.

BRIDGEVILLE — The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary’s Fall Dinner will be held Nov. 6.
MILLSBORO — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 and the Post 28 family will present a night of big-band music and dancing, provided by the Tim Laushey Orchestra, on Nov. 13.
MILLSBORO — The Indian River Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is holding a buffet-style breakfast Sunday at the station on Oak Orchard Road.
Opinion
Connie Benko is a volunteer member and council chair for the University of Delaware’s combined Kent/Sussex Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. She is a lifelong educator, teaching all …
On the news, I only heard about three items in the Inflation Reduction Act. One was money to go to solar and environment, for Medicare to look to lower drug costs and, third, to lower medical …
Members of Congregation Beth Sholom marked the beginning of the Jewish New Year on Sept. 26 by participating in Tashlich, a symbolic ceremony of casting away their sins from the previous year, at …
Here is the Question of the Day: A ruling is expected this week on Delaware’s new vote-by-mail law. Delaware Court of Chancery Court ruled last month the law is unconstitutional, and the …
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Delaware State News
Delaware coastal towns keep eyes on high tides

The remnants of Hurricane Ian continued to churn off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic to keep things wet and windy throughout Delaware all day long on Monday. The lingering storm also kept emergency …

Smyrna Extra
Outdoor input: Smyrna consults residents about improving park facilities

SMYRNA — The town is nearing the final leg of a nearly yearlong journey of prioritizing ways to improve park and recreational facilities.

Dorchester Banner
Once powerful Ian loses punch as it makes Delaware arrival

DOVER — Hurricane Ian, which delivered absolute devastation to Florida before hitting the Carolina’s with heavy blows on Friday, received a new name as it churned up the Mid-Atlantic …

Sussex Post
Sussex inland bay communities spared worst of storm

LONG NECK — Given Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic blow to Florida, the consensus is it could have been much worse here over the last few days.

Crisfield-Somerset County Times
Days off from school work due to inclement weather may become a thing of the past for Somerset students

WESTOVER — Snow days may be a thing of the past after the Somerset County Board of Education moved through first reader a virtual instruction plan that would allow teaching to occur online when …

Salisbury Independent
Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park cancelled

CRISFIELD — The first annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park that was scheduled for Oct. 1-2 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Registrants were advised that “Due to …

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