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.
The Williamsville Country Store, a fixture in the Houston area, will soon be under new ownership. Whether it’s for a cheese steak or bait, the deli, convenience store and …
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
Blue Hens' defense, big plays too much for Towson

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, …
WHEN: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Delaware Stadium (18,077), Newark. RADIO: 94.7-FM, WDSD (Scott Klatzkin, Bill Harman). TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia (John Bogusch, Quadry Ismail); FloSports …
Jaryn Sample rushed for three touchdowns to lead Sussex Tech to a 33-30 homecoming victory over Lake Forest in a Class 2A, District III contest on Friday night. It was the first loss of the season …
Business
DAGSBORO — Delmarva Power customers may find it’s costing a bit more to keep the lights on these days. Effective Sept. 13, the revised transmission rate for Delmarva Power Delaware …
SELBYVILLE — Two elementary schools in the Indian River School District are benefiting greatly from philanthropic efforts of a couple local businesses.
DOVER — The First State’s leisure and hospitality job sector continued to add jobs last month, despite the rate of unemployed workers raising slightly. According to the Delaware …
DOVER — A locally based international recording artist and radio host has added a new title to his name – CEO. Amillion Mayfield is about to launch a new type of venture as the owner …
Neighbors
Frankford VFC holding first Friday Night Oyster event Oct. 7

FRANKFORD - The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company will  hold its first Friday Night Oyster event for the season this Friday night Oct. 7. The event runs from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Station …

MILLSBORO – American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host a BOO-tiful Night, Sunday, Oct. 30 with a fun trick or treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Trick or treat from car to car, trunk …
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, …
Schools
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 …
MILLSBORO - Mountaire Farms has launched a new scholarship program aimed at high school seniors on Delmarva who are interested in helping feed the world, a news release said.
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
New Castle County announces return of family camping event

PIKE CREEK—On Thursday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced the return of Sleep Under the Stars, which will take place Oct. 15 at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center. The event …

DOVER — A multi-day event featuring artists creating paintings out and about around the city will kicking off the first week of October.
GEORGETOWN — Given a Saturday forecast calling for wind and rain from remnants of Hurricane Ian, organizers of Wings & Wheels have canceled that day’s portion of the festival.
WILMINGTON — An exhibit of the Delaware Division of the Arts award winners will be featured at Cab Calloway School of the Arts from Oct. 7-Nov. 4, with a reception Oct. 7.
Opinion
Jordan McClements is a writer, composition/literature instructor and recovering heroin survivor, as well as a Master of Fine Arts student at Columbia College Chicago. He resides in Felton. Making …
Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. ...
The letter by Frank Daniels (Delaware State News, Sept. 22) had a question in its title, “Am I a danger to our democratic constitutional republic?” The rest of his letter explained where …
Life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall and flooding are underway in Florida due to Hurricane Ian. The “cone of uncertainty” shows it reaching Virginia some time Saturday, and the …
Here is the Question of the Day: Election officers are being recruited to be inspectors, judges and clerks for the state’s General Election in November. Delawareans 16 and older can apply. …
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Delaware State News
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 …

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.

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It's time to be prepared for Ian's arrival

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Friday morning announced statewide preparedness efforts as the remnants of Hurricane Ian move up the mid-Atlantic, leading to coastal flood and gale warnings …

Sussex Post
One arrest made in Millsboro armed robbery

MILLSBORO - Marquise Bennett, 25, of Dover, was arrested following an alleged armed robbery in the Oak Orchard area Wednesday night, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior …

Crisfield-Somerset County Times
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 …

Salisbury Independent
Community input crucial to Salisbury public art ideas

A plan that will guide how and where Salisbury places public art, as well as the type of artwork that should be prioritized, is starting to take shape after months of input gathered at community …

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