Millsboro

Town of Millsboro, Delaware
Population:

  • 3,877 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Frist Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers

Elections:

  • Second Saturday in June. There are three districts within town limits, with two people from each district and one at-large, for 3-year terms.

Town office:

  • 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro, DE

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General e-mail inquiries
Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Robert Bryan, Mayor
  • John Thoroughgood, Vice-Mayor
  • Greg Hastings, Secretary
  • Michelle Truitt, Treasurer
  • Tim Hodges
  • Irene Keenan
  • Jim Petruzella

Town Manager:

  • Faye Lingo

Assistant Town Manager:

  • Matt Schifano

Town Clerk:

  • Tammy Phillips

Police Chief:

  • John Murphy

Emergency:

  • 911

Non-Emergency Police Contact:

  • (302) 943-8147

Millsboro could get public transit this autumn

Millsboro residents could find themselves directly linked to the nation, as DART prepares a public transit plan that not only makes the basic bus stops, but also allows for deviations up to a mile away.

Although called a “flex” route, the bus would follow the same rules as fixed route service. It would travel the same roads, cost the same amount and be included in the DART Daily Pass.

Millsboro parade offers youth the chance to meet Uncle Sam

Coastal Point • File Photo : Participants in last year’s Millsboro youth parade show off their patriotism.Coastal Point • File Photo : Participants in last year’s Millsboro youth parade show off their patriotism.For seven years, the youth of Millsboro have been parading in celebration of the Fourth of July, and they’ll continue that tradition this year.

The youth parade was started by Dorothy LeCates, a Millsboro resident, who was the driving force behind the installation of the labyrinth at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro.

“The whole world is kind of confused right now. If we get quiet within ourselves, we go about our daily business with a little more intention in a mindful manner,” said LeCates. “The labyrinth, the walking meditation and prayer center, was built for the community by volunteers on church property but was donated for the use of the community.”

The labyrinth’s construction was started in March of 2006, and it was dedicated on July 4, 2006.

“The Fourth of July is not only the birthday of this country but is the birthday of our labyrinth,” said LeCates.

This year, the parade will be held on July 4 itself, beginning at 10 a.m. at the labyrinth, with an opening ceremony.

“Cathy Gorman will sing ‘God Bless America’ and will open the program on the labyrinth, with the cross and American flag. Our Boy Scouts will do the color guard. Our young Marines will present the colors. And then we’ll introduce our special guest.”

Millsboro Chamber readies for annual golf classic

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Classic at Baywood Greens on Aug. 19, offering golfers the opportunity to enjoy what is widely considered one of the area’s most beautiful public courses, while also supporting a charitable cause.

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

District 5 county council candidates hold Millsboro forum

Last week, Sussex County Council District 5 candidates spoke at the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s monthly member meeting.

Candidate Brad Connor, who is currently serving as mayor of Dagsboro, noted that he always had a desire to serve the community.

“I just always wanted to get involved in the community and in helping people,” Connor said.

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an eye toward informing both visitors and longtime residents about the best the Delaware shore has to offer.

Great Race gears up for drive into Millsboro next Tuesday

The Great Race, an old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Millsboro next week, as they stop for food during their nine-day drive through 13 states.

The race will start June 21 in Ogunquit, Maine, and weave its way 2,100 miles down the Atlantic Coast before finishing in The Villages in Florida, on June 29. The cars will stop in various towns along the way.

Brady wins Millsboro ‘At Large’ council election

Last weekend, Millsboro resident Joseph Brady won the “At Large” council seat on the Millsboro Town Council, following the town’s annual municipal election.

Brady received 108 votes, while his opponent, Neil Dickerson, received 68. Incumbent Jim Petruzella did not file for reelection to the seat.

Festival Hispano to celebrate 20 years in Sussex County

Festival Hispano will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, noon to 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. El Centro Cultural will be celebrating the 20th year of Festival Hispano in Sussex County.

Classic car racing event to visit Millsboro on June 24

The Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, will make a lunch stop at Town Hall in downtown Millsboro on Tuesday, June 24, starting at 11:15 a.m. This classic car event spans more than 2,000 miles each year. Thousands of spectators flock to the cities and towns along the route to see the pre-1972 cars and trucks, which are battling for $150,000 in prize money.

Hedetniemi honored with Beebe award

Mark Hedetniemi, manager of Beebe’s Rehab Services Department in Georgetown and Millsboro, has been honored with the Beebe Healthcare’s “You make a Difference” Award for May.

Gym offers fitness to the world in new location

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: A World Gym in Millsboro opened earlier this year by Steve and Pam Trader. Above, painted on the wall are the word, ‘There are no wounds iron can’t heal,’ giving motivation to clients.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: A World Gym in Millsboro opened earlier this year by Steve and Pam Trader. Above, painted on the wall are the word, ‘There are no wounds iron can’t heal,’ giving motivation to clients.Earlier this year, the World Gym in Millsboro expanded, tripling in size and moving from its 5,000-square-foot space to a location just across the highway, just shy of 15,000 square feet.

“We opened five and a half years ago. We should’ve been an adequate size for this area,” said Pam Trader, with a laugh. Trader owns the gym with her husband, Steve.

The Traders, who live in Salisbury, Md., opened the gym in Millsboro five years ago, after Steve mentioned he thought it was odd that Millsboro didn’t have a gym.

“Steve worked at the power plant. He would get off work, drive home 45 minutes and say, ‘Gosh — why can’t there be a gym in Millsboro?’” said Trader. “We just thought it was the logical place to go.”

After adding onto their 24-7 gym access with fitness classes at a separate location multiple days a week, the Traders realized they had a demand that was greater than what they could house.

Festival Hispano to celebrate 20 years in Sussex County

Festival Hispano will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. El Centro Cultural will be celebrating the 20th year of Festival Hispano in Sussex County.

Millsboro Country Festival to return this fall

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: During last year’s Millsboro Country Festival, Joshua Johnson, 10, of Long Neck competes in a Redneck Challenge, throwing remotes.Coastal Point • Maria Counts: During last year’s Millsboro Country Festival, Joshua Johnson, 10, of Long Neck competes in a Redneck Challenge, throwing remotes.This September, the Millsboro Country Festival will return to bring fun and a little redneck flair to the town for a second year.

“We do live in a rural country setting, even though we do have shopping centers around us. Still, the heart of this area is a farming community,” said Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Simmons. “We just thought it was a perfect idea for this area.”

The festival is slated for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the W.B. Atkins Little League Field in town. Tickets will cost $5 for adults, while children may attend the event free of charge.

New this year, Fast Action Motor Sports Entertainment, out of Dover, will be on hand, offering attendees the chance to enjoy motor sports three different ways.

Tickets on sale for Dirt Road Outlawz concert in Millsboro

Attention country music fans: The Dirt Road Outlawz will be holding a special concert at the Millsboro Town Center on Aug. 16.

Millsboro Chamber to host spelling bee June 12

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is set to test the spelling acumen of local teams, with its team spelling bee competition, set for June 12.

“When I was president, I was looking for a new event. I looked around at many other Chambers around the country, and that was one that caught my eye,” explained Mitch Rogers, a member of the Chamber.

Millsboro seeks candidates for June council election

The Town of Millsboro is currently seeking candidates to run in the June town council election, to serve as representatives for Districts 2 and 3, and as at-large representative. The Town’s election will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 1 until 7 p.m.

Millsboro Town Council discusses speed-limit concerns

Earlier this week, residents of Plantation Lakes spoke to the Millsboro Town Council about their concern regarding the speed along west Route 24 in front of their development.

MAL to host Art in the Park

With the goal of bringing arts to the community and promoting artwork by local artists, Millsboro Art League (MAL) will hold its first outdoor art show, Art in the Park, on Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Cupola Park, a waterfront park at the eastern entrance to Millsboro’s town center.

Great Race to make a stop in Millsboro on June 24

Millsboro will host a lunch stop on the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, on Tuesday, June 24, race promoters announced this week. The Great Race, an old car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Millsboro’s town hall for the $150,000 event.

Flag Day ceremony planned in Millsboro

A Flag Day ceremony, presented by the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, will take place on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way in Millsboro.

Millsboro woman killed, another injured in crash near Millsboro

A Millsboro woman was killed and another injured in a crash on Banks Road near Millsboro on Tuesday evening.

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

The Heroin Takeover

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.