Thursday, November 20, 2008

Causey Mansion Holiday Open House

Visit downtown Milford on Saturday, December 13th & see Causey Mansion dressed for the holidays. Causey Mansion's holiday open house will take place from 5-9 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and all funds collected will be donated to Kent-Sussex Industries.

The first floor of Causey Mansion will be open for holiday tours and the dining room centerpiece is a Causey Mansion gingerbread house. A variety of homemade sweets will be served and each visiting child will receive a small gift.

Join Causey Mansion, located at 2 Causey Avenue in Milford, Delaware, as they celebrate the holidays and give back to a great local organization. For more information about this event call 302-422-0979.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

LadyBug Shop Holiday Sharing Program

Downtown Milford, Inc. member LadyBug Shop is giving back to the community by offering a Holiday Sharing Program for not for profit organizations. Not for profit organizations can contact LadyBug Shop to fill out an application and be approved. When participants come in to shop and other affiliates come in to shop at the LadyBug Shop 5% of the instore purchases will be donated back to the organization. The Holiday Sharing Program runs now through December 31st.
Stop by LadyBug Shop in Downtown Milford to pick up the Holiday Sharing Form. Have fun shopping this holiday season at LadyBug Shop!

For specific questions about the LadyBug Shop's Holiday Sharing Program please contact the store directly at 302-422-5470. For information on other Downtown Milford businesses visit DMI's website at

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Painting at Alive After Five

On October 23rd, Downtown Milford offered Free Pumpkin Painting for children of all ages at Nancy's Fine Foods. The Pumpkins were donated by a farm in Virginia. Each child received a free pumpkin and painting supplies and went to town painting! The Pumpkin Painting offered during Downtown Milford's Alive After 5 was a hit! While patrons waited for their pumpkins to dry, they browsed the local Crafters' Market and other various stores. The entire event was sponsored by Downtown Milford, Inc. Look for more sponsored events during the Alive After 5 Promotion in the local newspapers. Or contact Beth Durham at 302-839-1180.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Downtown Merchants Offer Alive After Five Specials

Each Thursday through December 18th, a variety of downtown Milford businesses will stay open for extended business hours. One of the participants is downtown Milford's LadyBug Shop. Stop in LadyBug Shop any Thursday during Downtown Milford's Alive After Five to enter your name into their FREE raffle. Winners will be drawn once a month. The September Winner of the LadyBug Shop Raffle is Maureen Panico. Maureen won a cute and cuddly soft winter "Bugsby Bear". Visit LadyBug Shop anytime at

Friday, August 22, 2008

Community Invited to Participate in Visioning

All Milford community members including residents, business owners, and organizations are invited to attend a visioning session for downtown Milford, which will be hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) and Delaware Main Street, a program of the Delaware Economic Development Office. This session will provide an opportunity to gain the community’s perspective on what the downtown could look like , how it could function, how it might be different or better ten or twenty years from now.

Visioning is part of a larger strategic planning process that the DMI Main Street program is undertaking this fall as they develop plans and activities for the next year and several years beyond. The responses to questions such as “What kinds of retail opportunities exist for downtown Milford?” and “What are several of the downtown greatest assets?” offer insights as to what kinds of businesses might be successful and what should be preserved in the downtown.

The visioning process serves to bring community members together in an attempt to address issues proactively, develop strategies and policies for change, enrich citizen involvement in the planning process, and envision new opportunities and possibilities for downtown. All participants' ideas will be welcomed without criticism so plan to take part in this interactive and informal event that will help to shape the future of Milford's downtown.

The downtown Milford visioning is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th from 7-9 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church social hall located at 101 South Walnut Street. Parking is available in public lots on the side and back of the building. Pre-registration is requested so please let us know of your intention to attend by e-mailing or calling 302-839-1180.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Card & Game Party Slated

The GFWC Milford New Century Club will once again host their Card & Game Party. The event will be held Tuesday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. in their Club House located at 18 Church Street. Tickets for the Card & Game Party are $5 and can be purchased by calling 302-422-3566. "Queen of Hearts" Doris Hoover is planning refreshments and raffle prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door.

Proceeds from the event will help support the club's various community service projects. The General Federation of Women's Clubs is an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.