Millsboro

Millsboro Art League to host annual Holiday Sale

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any wall space. Show sales benefit both artists and MAL, supporting art education programs for both children and adults.

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

Millsboro to revisit plans to reroute truck route in January

Earlier this week the Millsboro Town Council voted unanimously to revisit potentially creating an ordinance to restrict truck traffic though its downtown area.

The idea was first presented by councilman Greg Hastings at the October meeting, where he stated that the town needed to take a proactive approach to solving the traffic issues.

Agent from Bethany Travel attends Disney conference

Cindy McCabe from Bethany Travel was among nearly 500 travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 2013 Disney’s Ear Marked Conference — a program especially designed for agencies with the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” designation.

Millsboro council discusses traffic congestion, truck ordinance

Earlier this month, the Millsboro Town Council discussed traffic congestion and the possibility of an ordinance to restrict truck traffic through the downtown area.

Drug take-back offered at local police departments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, a number of area police departments are participating in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Take Back Initiative. According to the DEA’s Web site, “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.”

Millsboro to hold Family Nite Out

For more than five years, the Millsboro Police Department has been holding Family Nite Out in conjunction with trick-or-treating in the town.

“Originally, it started out as a way for the police to be involved in the community,” said Amy Simmons, executive director of the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, who helps organize the event.

Screams at the Beach ready to offer a frighteningly good time

Those who enjoy being scared out of their wits need look no further. For the second year in a row, Screams at the Beach is offering Delawareans the chance to experience one of the scariest haunts in the country.

Millsboro men arrested for heroin dealing

Last Friday, 38-year-old Eric Howell and 28-year-old Jason Kehler, both of Millsboro, were arrested in connection with an alleged heroin sale made in Lewes.

Millsboro resident recalls service during WWII

During his World War II-era naval career, Millsboro resident Sam Keenan endured and survived many dangerous situations while fighting against the naval and air forces of the Japanese Empire.

Botanical gardens sponsoring native plants presentation Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Millsboro boy a poster-child for Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Philip Stefanini is a typical fun-loving Millsboro boy who loves to paint and is passionate about everything to do with NASCAR. He’s different from many of his school friends, however, because he has a genetic condition that, amongst other things, makes his muscles weak and uncoordinated, and his eyes sensitive to the sun.

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.

Cooter, General Lee coming to Millsboro Country Festival

This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.

Biden announces free shredding events

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot to host event Saturday

Land conservation workshop set for Sept. 24 in Millsboro

People who own land in Sussex County and may be interested in conserving their land can learn about voluntary land conservation options and the financial benefits of conserving their land and about organizations and programs that can help protect, conserve and restore their lands at a land conservation workshop planned for Sept. 24 in Millsboro.

Good Earth dinner to support Delaware Botanic Gardens

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Good Earth Market & Farm in Millville will hold another “From the Farm Dinner” with the help of local restaurateur Matt Haley of SoDel Concepts.

“Matt Haley just came to me and said, ‘Hey, Sue — I think it’d be cool to have dinner out in the field and make it a charitable event,’” recalled Sue Ryan, owner of Good Earth Market.

Dagsboro water loss reduced, meeting with Millsboro officials planned

Dagsboro finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.

Festival to transform Millsboro into hillbilly heaven

In less than a month, Millsboro will host its first Country Festival (formerly known as the Millbilly Festival), inviting everyone to embrace their inner redneck.

Citizens’ group opposes poultry plant near Millsboro

POIR expresses concerns about pollution from new poultry farms

Members of Protecting Our Indian River (POIR) attended a meeting in Bethany Beach last week to raise concerns about the proposal to turn the former Vlasic Pickle plant into a poultry processing operation owned by Allen Harim Foods, a Korea-based poultry company.

Chimes seeks donations for wheelchair van

Chimes — a provider of services and support for people with disabilities — is hoping to raise money to purchase a wheelchair van specifically for its enrichment program, which could help numerous people, including 23-year-old Sammy.

Public urged to voice their concerns about Harim application

Last week, Millsboro resident Kenny Haynes and Maria Payan, a Pennsylvania resident and consultant with national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, spoke to nearly 20 concerned citizens about the potential impacts of the Allen Harim plant moving into the vacant former Vlasic Pickle plant near Millsboro.

Millsboro Chamber's annual golf classic to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 27.

Police search for suspects in fatal Millsboro-area home invasion

A 41-year-old Millsboro man was killed in a home-invasion robbery on July 25, Delaware State Police reported this week.

Head for the mills! Millsboro celebrates 30th Dam Mill 5k

In Millsboro, running is an age-old exercise that has reached an ripe old age, with the Dam Mill 5K set to shoot out of Cupola Park for the 30th year on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Concerts in the Park continue in Millsboro

Millsboro continues to bring music to its residents with its annual Concerts in the Park series, running through the summer. With a lineup of groups booked, and a concert already under its belt, the town is ready to bring residents more summertime fun.

Millsboro Fourth of July Parade to honor women

On July 4, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold their seventh annual Children’s Fourth of July Parade and Ceremony

Public meeting held on Millsboro poultry plant

Officials from Allen Harim Foods held a public meeting earlier this week in Millsboro, to help give citizens a better idea of what it might be like if the company takes over the former Vlasic pickle plant.

County hears concerns over poultry plant replacing pickle plant

Last week, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment held a public hearing for Allen Harim Foods, which had applied to the county for a special-use exception for a potentially hazardous use — a poultry processing facility.

Millsboro candidates answer questions ahead of election

Millsboro will hold an election for the District 1 seat on its town council on June 8, with three candidates vying to hold the position. The polls will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Millsboro Town Center, located at 322 Wilson Highway. Anyone wishing to cast a vote in the election must be a bona fide resident of the Town of Millsboro and be at least 18 years old.

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