Frankford

Frankford moves trick-or-treating to Halloween

The Frankford Town Council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, voted to move the town’s official trick-or-treating hours to Halloween itself this year.

Police arrest Frankford man in connection with burglaries

Last week, the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Delaware State Police, executed a search warrant for a home on Burton Farm Road, the residence of 27-year-old Zachary E. Hammond.

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

Public comments period ends Oct. 4

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through southern Sussex County.

Frankford health fair offers free food, facts and fun

A special focus on good health will return to Frankford at the free annual community health fair on Saturday, Oct. 5. Beebe Medical Center will come to the Frankford Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day to serve free food and offer health screenings for everyone.

Services include flu shots, HIV testing, and bone density, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index readings.

Davis appointed to Frankford council as Atherton steps down

Frankford Town Council Vice-President Ron Atherton stepped down from his position on the council at their Sept. 9 meeting.

“The time has come for me to step aside,” Atherton said. “I’ll be 80 years old at my next birthday. It’s time for me to go fishing!”

The former council president thanked the residents for reelecting him and the council for serving with him.

Frankford residents silenced under new citizen privilege rules

Frankford citizens are still straining under the restrictions of the revised town council protocol of “citizen’s privilege” that now only allows them to speak on issues already appearing on the official meeting agenda. Residents Jerry Smith and Dora Bell both asked the council at their Aug.

Delaware Burn Camp to return to Camp Barnes, Aug. 12-17

In less than two weeks, 15 children between the ages of 6 and 18, from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, all of whom have sustained serious burns, will travel to Camp Barnes to participate in the Delaware Burn Camp.

Special Olympics athletes enjoy summer at Camp Barnes

More than 50 athletes recently attended the 13th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp at Camp Barnes in Frankford.

Bennett Orchards offering fruits of sixth generation of farmers

For many locals and visitors, it’s not truly summer at the beach unless they’ve headed out to Bennett Orchards to pick their own peaches straight from the tree.

Children welcome to free church day camp

Kids can stay busy for at least one week this summer as Community Lutheran Church in Frankford offers a free day camp from Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2. Spots are still available.

Gajdos family returns home

On July 10, after 140 days of hospitalization, Adley Paige Gajdos was finally able to come home to Frankford with her parents.

Police still looking for suspect in home invasion

Delaware State Police this week were still looking for the suspect in a June 27 home-invasion robbery near Frankford.

Creativity is key for JMC Teacher of the Year

During the school year, Molly Abbott doesn’t just teach. She helps to build a sense of community at John M. Clayton Elementary School, where she was named the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014.

Bennetts add blueberries to offerings at family farm

This summer is the first time that Bennett Orchards is able to share their new blueberry crop with the public.

Frankford council policy on citizens speech tested

Frankford’s June town council meeting was brief this week, ending in just a half-hour. The June 3 meeting started off on shaky footing, with resident Greg Welch wanting to speak during the citizen’s privilege section about water rates, which wasn’t posted as an agenda item. Per the council’s newly adopted policy, citizens of Frankford are only supposed to speak about posted agenda items during citizen’s privilege.

Job search workshop offered in Frankford

Modern technology has changed the way people search for jobs. But people can have their job hunting questions answered Monday, June 10, at Indian River School District’s Parent Center, when the Goodwill Job Resource Center will host a free walk-in workshop on the online job application process at the Parent Center in Frankford.

Firefighters aim to raise money for local family

On Friday, May 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. a pig pickin’, steamed shrimp and cold beer fundraiser will be held to benefit local firefighters Matt and Kristen Gajdos, whose twins were born in February, 14 weeks premature.

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Frankford farmer named Outstanding Poultry Producer

Every year is a gamble for farmers, as lifelong farmer Chad Mitchell can attest.

IRHSAA to hold first annual Beef & Brew

On Saturday, April 13, the Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) will hold its first Annual Beef & Brew to help the organization raise funds for ongoing projects.

Frankford water high in TTHM levels

The Town of Frankford recently received a notice from the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water that it was in violation of standards for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in its water system. Trihalomethanes are a byproduct of water disinfection with chlorine, but excess exposure over long periods can pose health risks.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

Frankford properties seeking water service could be annexed

Frankford officials this week again discussed the possibility of providing town water service to the residents on Delaware Avenue and to Trinity Holiness Church. The issue has been under discussion since last fall, when Delaware Avenue residents asked about the possibility of getting a water line run to their street.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, just ahead of a cold front crossing Delaware and southern New Jersey.

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.

Arrests made in local home-invasion incident

Last week, four local men were arrested and charged after allegedly participating in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

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