Millsboro


Millsboro town hall, PD plans still on the drawing board

As plans continue to be developed for a new town hall in Millsboro, and more space for the overcrowded police department, the town council will meet early next month to review revised proposals and reduced costs from two architectural firms....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:56pm

Millsboro police introduce victim services specialist

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway at the town council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, introduced Vonshae Wise, the department’s new victim service specialist. He told council members she had completed training at the Georgetown Police Department...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:12pm

Millsboro honors Thoroughgood as outgoing mayor

Outgoing Millsboro mayor John Thoroughgood was honored for his four years of service at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5.

Mayor Michelle Truitt, who was elected to the top post by fellow council members at the July 1...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

Millsboro police get equipment funding

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Police Chief Brian Calloway’s request to use $30,000 in Sussex County Block Grant funding for equipment for the police department. The grant money is awarded to police departments that...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:01am

Millsboro to offer Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall

The public will have an opportunity to learn how the Millsboro Police Department and associated agencies operate, during a nine-session Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall.

Classes will begin Oct. 15 and continue until Dec. 10,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:58am

Millsboro council to discuss highway billboards

By Susan Canfora

Staff Reporter

 

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday is expected to discuss allowing the erection of billboards on Route 113.

The matter is listed on the 7 p.m. meeting agenda as “special advertising...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:33pm

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

Judy Henninger spends some quality time with Gwendolyn.

Millsboro’s Party Corner set to close after 30 years

When Diana Hundley came into Party Corner, owner Judy Henninger was on her way downstairs from the second-floor room stocked with educational materials, from posters to books to pencils and stickers.

“What can I do you for?” Henninger...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:18am

Sussex Tech names final quarter of honor roll students

More than 460 students at Sussex Technical High School were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period for the 2018-2019 academic year. Local students named to the list included:

• Bethany Beach — sophomore Evan Davis.

•...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Every week, vehicle enthusiasts gather with their prized cars and trucks at Dairy Queen in Millsboro.

Car enthusiasts Cruise In to Millsboro weekly

What do dozens of car devotees, gathered with their classics and shiny engines, do on a hot July evening?

They meet at Dairy Queen in Millsboro for cones, conversation and the weekly Cruise In’.

“Most people who have old cars, their...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:49am

Millsboro bypass design work, survey getting started

Preliminary design and the field survey are now under way for the $85 million bypass that will take traffic from Route 113 north, around Millsboro, to Route 24 east.

Construction is set to begin in the 2023 fiscal year on the new connector...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:44am

Bypass could be the key to downtown Millsboro

Millsboro is an exciting, growing town that has concentrated much of its corporate growth along the highway, and its new residential communities a comfortable distance away from the downtown, small-business-dominated area.

The plan has...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:41am

Donovan awarded degree from Kutztown University

Reilly Donovan of Millsboro has been awarded a bachelor’s degree in geography/globalization from Kutztown University, the university announced this week. Kutztown University conferred degrees for nearly 1,300 students for the Spring 2019 semester...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:22am

Millsboro to review traffic figures in Dodd Street closure discussion

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, during his recent report to the town council, announced:

• In conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, a traffic count will be done on Houston Street. Calloway said he will provide...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:51pm

Plate & Palette owner Frank Dubinski poses by his new restaurant’s center feature; a private table inside of a bank vault.

Plate & Palette puts patrons in bank and vault

Frank Dubinski was on his way to the beach when he drove past the historic bank in downtown Millsboro — a building that had been a restaurant a time or two, but had closed.

In the restaurant business for many years, and an experienced...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:59pm

Former District Gov. Dr. Susan Giove congratulates Steve Grossman, who received the Paul Harris +8 Award of the Paul Harris Society.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducts new officers

During a special evening meeting held at The Clubhouse at The Peninsula, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club inducted a new slate of officers and board to serve the club for the fiscal year beginning July 1, with Assistant District Gov. Carlene...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:51am

Truitt takes the reins as mayor of Millsboro

Michelle Truitt was elected mayor of Millsboro by unanimous town council vote on Monday, July 1, during the annual reorganization of the council. She replaces Mayor John Thoroughgood, who has held the position four years.

At the meeting, a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:41pm

DelDOT opts for two-week project, detour for bridge repair

Repair work on the Iron Branch bridge on Route 113 will be accelerated so it’s finished in two weeks instead of the eight months a more involved project would have taken, DelDOT engineers told the Millsboro Town Council on Monday, July 1.

...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:27pm

Millsboro police hire Wise as victim services specialist

The Millsboro Police Department has hired Vonshea Wise of Millsboro as its first victim services specialist.

Selected from 35 applicants from Maryland and Delaware, she will assume the position this Friday, July 5, and be paid $40,000...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:22pm

Raven Holbrook, 2, of Berlin, dressed as a patriotic butterfly, draws in the sand at Cupola Park at Millsboro's Stars & Stripes Fireworks. She was there with her mother, Brittnay Lewis.

Millsboro community gathers for Stars & Stripes Fireworks

Clouds threatened and there was a spell of rain, but when it stopped, a double rainbow arching in the sky caught the attention of hundreds who gathered at Cupola Park in Millsboro on June 29 for the Stars & Stripes Fireworks.

They...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:37pm

Revel graduates from Muhlenberg

Muhlenberg College celebrated its 171st commencement on May 19. During the ceremony, which was held on the College Green, 502 students were awarded their undergraduate degrees, including Justin Revel of Millsboro, who graduated magna cum laude...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:16pm

Schrock earns degree from Albright College

A graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Hannah Rose Schrock of Millsboro has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing while minoring in digital media, at Albright College.

Albright’s Class of 2019 consists of 395...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:17am

Revel named to Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College

Justin Revel of Millsboro was named to the Dean’s List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester, the college announced this week. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for the academic achievement.

Founded in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:13am

Evans graduates from JMU

James Madison University announced this week that Laura Evans of Millsboro was among the 3,700 students who received degrees during the university’s May 2019 commencement exercises. Evans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:11am

Morris named Alvernia University student ambassador

Tyzhir Morris of Millsboro has been named a student ambassador at Alvernia University for the 2019-2020 academic year. Morris is majoring in early childhood education, pre-K-4, with special-ed pre-K-8, at Alvernia.

The Student Ambassadors...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:03am

Millsboro Lions Club members and officers gather with Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club, second from right. Pictured, from left, standing, are: Past President David Mitchell, Tail Twister Alberta, Ryan Director Ted Parker, Lion Tamer Greg Ryan, Treasurer Mary Lee Phillips, President Chris Cordrey, Mock and Secretary Pat Sanzone. Seated, in front, are, from left: Membership Vincent Sanzone and Director Sandra Jones.

Millsboro Lions Club installs new officers

At the Millsboro Lions Club’s regular meeting in June, held at the Georgetown Historical Society complex, Past District Mike Mock of the Milton Lions Club installed the officers for the coming year for the Millsboro club. Mock also shared with...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:25am

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

IRSD pauses EMES annexation talk to ask longer-term questions

After talk of annexing East Millsboro Elementary School into Millsboro town limits, the Indian River School District school board has decided to slow down their decision-making in favor of long-term planning.

After erroneously voting to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Police seek to thank Good Samaritans who aided officer

Millsboro police are asking the two members of the public who rushed to the aid of a police officer, then drove away without identifying themselves, to contact police so they can be properly thanked.

In the early morning of June 19, the...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:49pm

Grace Kemp won the inaugural SDSA Distinguished Dragon award.

Kemp named SDSA’s first Distinguished Dragon

Sometimes, the best leaders aren’t center-stage. But they can deliver a great pep talk behind the scenes. Grace Kemp of Millsboro proved that in June while finishing eighth grade at Southern Delaware School of the Arts. She won the inaugural...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:50am

Fireworks light up the night sky and the water in Millsboro during last year’s fireworks show.

Resort area prepares for Fourth of July events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue, and dig out that festive spirit, as the Fourth of July is less than a week away. And, to make it easy to hit all the festivities happening in coastal Delaware and its environs for Independence Day,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Helping some cool cats

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society is a 501c charity organization that helps reduce the over-population of homeless cats. They loan traps and can help with trapping/transporting cats to the SPCA for rabies vaccinations and sterilization....

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:49am

Shockley recognized on dean’s list, as student-athlete

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro is one of more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the spring 2019 semester. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:56am

As top scorer in her event, Riley Murray earned the Gold Bell and a trip to the Educators Rising National Conference in Dallas.

Therapy horses inspire IR education student to gold

Horseback riding may conjure images of cowboy boots or sleek horse shows. But Riley Murray is also teaching people that horses make excellent therapeutic partners.

Having just completed her junior year at Indian River High School, Murray...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:44am

Shockley named to Honor Roll

Rylee Shockley of Millsboro was recently named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Shockley, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is a member of the Lebanon Valley College softball team, and is...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:38pm

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup

People may be familiar with the annual beach cleanups every autumn, but now it’s time for the 14th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers and participants with boats to help out on...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:42am

Statler awarded Delaware Poultry Industry college scholarship

Nine students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva’s chicken industry will receive $2,000 scholarships through the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Program. Eight of the recipients will...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:28am

IRSD, Millsboro to discuss annexation of school

IR to re-do hasty vote

The Town of Millsboro is growing fast, encouraging both development and also annexation. Now, there is talk of bringing East Millsboro Elementary School officially into town limits.

Indian River School District’s top two officials had...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:21pm

Sweet times planned at Strawberry Festival

Delaware’s state fruit will take center stage at the annual Strawberry Festival & Craft Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. Admission is free to the event, which features food,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:15pm

Preston CDJR presents sponsorship check

J.B. Burnett of Preston CDJR Millsboro recently presented the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce a sponsorship check to support the Stars & Stripes community event coming June 29 at Cupola Park.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:35am

Native American dancers dance in the circle at the Nanticoke Indian Powwow.

Nanticoke Heritage Day event offers lecture, dance, food and more

Although the Nanticoke Indian Powwow held each September is a larger celebration of Native American culture, the Nanticoke Indian Center near Millsboro also holds two Heritage Days each year that are open to the public.

The next Heritage...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Pictured, from left, are: Recording Secretary Linda Kutay, Vice President Muriel Pfeiffer, Treasurer Shelby Weillop, Home Life Chair Cheryl Broadway and President Henrietta Belcher-Stack pose infront of the Indian River Yacht Club.

Women’s Club of Indian River celebrates Arbor Day

The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC), Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club (DSFWC) Women’s Club of Indian River celebrated Arbor Day with a tree-planting at the Indian River Yacht Club, where they hold their meetings. The tree was...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:06am

Friends of The Millsboro Library want your books

Yes, it’s that time of the year.  The Friends of The Millsboro Library are starting to organize their July book sale — the best book sale of the summer, according to organizers.

The Friends spend months sorting donations so that during the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:50am

Bullis accepted to Delaware Valley University

Zachary Bullis of Millsboro has been accepted for admission at Delaware Valley University, the university announced this week.

Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:29am

Hoke recognized as LVC student-athlete

Shelby Hoke of Millsboro is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the winter 2018-2019 sports season. Hoke, a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:57am

Millsboro woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Lowes Crossing Road

An 80-year-old Millsboro woman was killed in single-vehicle crash in Millsboro this week.

Delaware State Police said Joann E. Smith had been driving eastbound on Lowes Crossing Road (CR 61), just east of Pear Tree Road (CR 424), around 3:...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:32am

Millsboro considers micro-housing as draw for Boomers, Millennials

Can everyone really afford to live in Millsboro? As the municipality brainstorms about its future in the 10-year Comprehensive Plan update, they recently discussed possibly allowing smaller or more creative kinds of housing.

The big...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:02pm

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club officers present their $1,000 donation to Operation Second Chance Chairperson Walt Ellenberger. Standing, from left, are: Val Ellenberger, Paulette Rappa, John Berner, Cathy Cardaneo, Howard Farrer, Lucille Cavan, Mike Hall, Mark Moscowitz, Kathy Williams, Connie Little, Judy Hall and Walt Ellenberger.

Rotary donation to help fund Operation Second Chance

On Jan. 15, the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club donated $1,000 to Operation Second Chance, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving wounded veterans and their families as they recover and transition back to civilian life, including more than...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:41am

Chick-fil-A awards scholarships

On Friday, March 1, Chick-fil-A in Millsboro awarded scholarships valued at $2,500 apiece to four employees. From left, franchise owner Tim Sweetman, Brandon Lewis, Katelyn Hitchens, Abigail Simpson and Gabrielle Guy pose for a photo in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:42pm