Meet Bobby Pancake, celebrating High 5 Hospitality’s 20 years

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bobby Pancake has heard it all. The CEO of Newark-based¬†High 5 Hospitality¬†is accustomed to people commenting on his last name, especially since High 5 operates¬†Eggspectation, a Christiana-area restaurant famous for breakfast and brunch. How does he handle it? ‚ÄúI deal with it the same way Kevin Bacon deals with it,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúSo, I‚Äôm Bobby Pancake, and he‚Äôs Kevin Bacon. …

Milford Middle School (MMS) will open for the 2025-2026 school year.

New Milford school gets its name: Milford Middle School

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After a few months of consideration with plenty of public input, the Milford School District Board of Education finalized a name Monday night for its new middle school.¬† The new Milford middle school, a key component of Milford School District‚Äôs strategic plan to accommodate rapid enrollment growth, will be called “Milford Middle School.” Opening in fall 2025, the building had …


Physical therapy, movement helps seniors thrive in retirement

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

Keep it moving — that’s the top tip for longevity from local experts to Delaware’s aging population. “As we get older, we get lazy,” said 71-year-old Rick Stetler.¬† Stetler was wrapping up a session at Milford’s Aquacare Physical Therapy last week. He is one of the hundreds of retirees pouring into Delaware yearly and expected to dramatically increase the size …

Milford homeless village

Hearing on Milford homeless village is comment-palooza 

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A Milford City Council hearing on a proposed tiny house village for the homeless packed the council chamber, lobby and a basement overflow room on Monday with people who spent four hours expressing their opinions. No vote was taken. Everyone who spoke agreed that it was important to help the homeless. They also stressed that¬† the city should do something …

train A study starts in 2024 to resume passenger rail service from Wilmington (shown in this photo) or Newark to downstate Delaware. (David Wilson photo from Wikimedia Commons)

DelDOT to study restoring passenger rail service downstate

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Department of Transportation unit has received a federal grant of up to $500,000 to study bringing back passenger rail service to the Delmarva Peninsula. ‚ÄúThe Diamond State Line will provide rail service south from Wilmington or Newark through Dover to Harrington, and then continue southbound along one of two potential routes, based on the presence of existing railroad …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Time to trash expired meds and reduce drug overdose deaths

Ken MammarellaHealth, Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s 25th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, Oct. 28, the state says it sees signs that discarding expired or unused medication is one arrow in its arsenal to reducing addiction and deaths from drug overdoses. Among other things, the Delaware Division of Public Health pointed to: Delaware has dropped in the ranking of overdose deaths per capita. …

Atia Sabbagh battles inside the circle photo by Dave Frederick

Cape topples undefeated Milford

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

There is one less undefeated field hockey team tonight. The Milford Bucs lost their first game of the season at Cape‚Äôs Champions Stadium on a rainy, windy night. It was less than ideal field hockey conditions but Cape delivered on the slippery turf. The game was played and won in the midfield and Milford just couldn‚Äôt get in the groove. …

Headwaters Acton is a private school scheduled to open in the fall. (Unsplash)

New private school coming to Sussex this fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A new private school is coming to Sussex County in the fall. Dustin Yoder said he started Headwaters Acton to serve people who have a deep dissatisfaction with traditional education. He and his wife Stefanie Yoder live in Sussex County and wanted their four young children to have a different path of education than they experienced.¬† After sending three of …

Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware‚Äôs teacher of the year didn‚Äôt set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …

Ladybug Music Festival Milford 2019

Milford’s Ladybug Music Festival returns July 30

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

After being squashed by COVID-19 the last two summers, the Ladybug Music Festival returns to Milford July 30. It‚Äôs the second half of what is the country‚Äôs largest celebration of women in music. The first half played in Wilmington in May, The Milford lineup is headlined by Eljuri, Lauren & the Homewreckers, Katie Barbato, Frantastic Noise and will feature 38 …