Wednesday, February 21, 2007

March Board Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Thursday, March 1st at 7 p.m. in the Milford Public Library meeting room. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Items on March's agenda include Farmers' Market plans for 2007 and Streetscape Project Updates.

DMI Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Milford Public Library unless otherwise posted.

Rehoboth Main Street Manager to Address Milford City Council

The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Manager will speak to Milford City Council during their February 26th work session. Fay Jacobs, who has overseen the nearly completed Streetscape improvements on Rehoboth Avenue, has accepted DMI's invitation to address the council at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room located at 201 S. Walnut Street.

As Rehoboth's Main Street Manager, Ms. Jacobs has established a highly successful working relationship with downtown businesspeople, city officials, and civic organizations that has helped create an attractive and pedestrian friendly Rehoboth "Main Street".

In addition to her day job, Fay Jacobs is Features Editor of "Letters", the bi-weekly Rehoboth Beach publication, is a regular columnist for that publication, and is the authos of the very popular book compiling her best work-As I Lay Frying-a Rehoboth Beach Memoir.

The public is invited to this work session, but come early as seating is limited!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A Walk Through History

By all accounts, the City of Milford's Bicentennial Celebration last night was a rousing success. The Milford City Council Bicentennial Committee, chaired by Councilman John R. Workman with assistance from Councilwoman Katrina Wilson, Councilman James Starling, Councilman John Kramlich, and DMI board member Don Abrutyn organized a variety of local history and local entertainment. Almost 40 Milford organizations participated ranging from the oldest, Christ Episcopal Church founded in 1704, to the newest, Mispillion Art League founded in 2004. Downtown Milford, Inc. was one of the younger participants of the night with an incorporation date of October 26, 1995.

If you weren't able to attend last night you may not know that the town of Milford was incorporated by an act of legislature on February 5, 1807. This act specified that the governing body should be a board of five commissioners, one assessor, and one treasurer, to be elected by ballot at a convenient place in town on the first Monday of March. Serving on this board were Dr. Joseph Sudler, John Wallace, Martin Dewaile, and William Davis. The legislation also defined the corporate boundaries of the town according to the lines drawn and specified by Mr. E. Dallas Hitchens on his Milford map c. 1792. Milford of 1807 was completely situated in Kent County, whereas areas south of the Mispillion River were referred to simply as "Sussex County".

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Downtown Milford, Inc. display. We look forward to building on what started February 5th, 1807 with you.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Bicentennial Celebration

Milford's Bicentennial Celebration will be held Monday, February 5th from 6-9 p.m. at Carlisle Fire Hall. Over 30 civic organizations will be on hand this night tauting their histories, current projects, and future goals. Please join Downtown Milford, Inc. during this once-in-a-lifetime community event.