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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to “get their redneck on” at the Millsboro Country Festival.
Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot to host event Saturday
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.
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 finally has some good news about town water: they’re paying much less for it. Moreover, that’s water they possibly never used.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 15th Annual Golf Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 27.
A 41-year-old Millsboro man was killed in a home-invasion robbery on July 25, Delaware State Police reported this week.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
This election season, three Millsboro residents have thrown their hats into the ring to serve as commissioner from District 1 on the town council. Joseph Brady has decided to challenge incumbent Tim Hodges and candidate Bill Howlett for the position.
The Millsboro Farmers’ Market will begin its third year on Wednesday, May 29, in the town’s Cupola Park.
On May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a rain garden “how-to” will be held at the Millsboro Civic Center.
The Millsboro Town Council met this week to discuss whether or not to allow Millsboro resident and state Rep. John Atkins to have a produce stand in town.
The Law Office of Susan Weidman has opened up a third location, in Rehoboth Beach. They opened in mid-March in the State Farm Insurance building, in the same plaza as Nage and Outlet Liquors.