Get to know the town: Savannah Henderson

HARRINGTON – Savannah Henderson walks the halls of Lake Forest Central Elementary School right along with her fifth grade peers. But she has one homework assignment most others can’t yet fathom: running her own business. Her mother Gail Henderson says Savannah has made “probably about 100 skirts and at least 40-50 dresses and costumes by […]

New class in Delaware Young Farmers Loan Program announced

HARRINGTON – Delaware has reached a new milestone in helping young farmers purchase land, with 28 farmers or couples now receiving assistance in starting or expanding their farms with an innovative loan program begun five years ago, Governor Jack Markell announced today. With three new participants in the Delaware Young Farmers Loan Program closing on […]

New committee seeks change, growth in Harrington

HARRINGTON — Changes are “really moving and happening” in the city of Harrington according to local businessman and contractor Darrin Simpson of Blue Hen Construction. Mr. Simpson is also a member of a new builders’ and developers’ committee sanctioned by the Harrington City Council in hopes of seeing more growth in the “ hub of […]

USDA grants help upgrade local farmers

MILFORD — The Milford Grain Company recently saw an upgrade, the first of its kind for the business since its inception in 1974. A new grain dryer for the Shawnee Road location would save energy, reduce costs and be more efficient for the local farmers who own the company, according to General Manager Marcus Hammond. […]

Local named 2016 Tree Farmer of Year

FELTON — Daniel J. Tartt, Jr. of Harrington was honored with the 2016 Tree Farmer of the Year Award by the Delaware Forestry Association (DFA) at their annual meeting at the Felton Fire Hall. Mr. Tartt’s 46-acre property near Harrington has been a certified Tree Farm since 2003 and was recognized as a model of […]

Downtown Harrington holds open house, seeks input on development

HARRINGTON — Visitors and residents alike can easily see that Harrington is “the hub of Delaware” upon entering the city. Officials hope to make that statement true once more by requesting input as a part of $40,000 grant received to develop a Downtown Development District Plan, according to City Manager Terry Tieman. To get citizens […]

Bayhealth graduates 26 from Med-Surg Fellowship

DELAWARE — Bayhealth recently announced that 26 nurses graduated from the Med-Surg Fellowship offered at Bayhealth. The graduating class marks the 11th Med-Surg Fellowship graduation at Bayhealth. The specialty of med-surg nursing was once viewed as an entry level position, but has grown into its own. In this area of nursing, staff provides direct care […]

Food Drive highlights trifecta of year-end charitable offerings

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway and Casino closed out 2015 in charitable fashion with a trio of donation drives to benefit local non-profit organizations. Aiming to build on the success of the inaugural Boxing Day food drive for canned goods in 2014, a second annual donation day to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware was held […]

Mispillion River Brewing Releases Zombie Cans for Halloween

MILFORD – In honor of Halloween and the latest season of “The Walking Dead,” Mispillion River Brewing has released zombie versions of its cans.

With the help of Connecticut artist, Tom Ryans, the brewery converted the images on their beers Reach Around IPA, Space Otter Pale Ale, Black Tie Black IPA, and Holy Crap! Imperial Red Ale to zombies. While the cans regularly feature vibrant images of animals, the Walking Dead and Halloween inspired alteration has turned an innocent sloth, otter, and penguin (and a not so innocent t-rex) into un-dead versions of their colorful selves.

Sales and Marketing Ninja, Lauren Bigelow, stated, “Every now and then, you have to accept the fact that you’re just not as normal as you’d like to be. We all came to terms with that months ago, when someone suggested the “zombification” of our cans and we thought that was a good idea. From now, until supplies run out, zombie versions of Holy Crap, Reach Around, Space Otter, and Black Tie will be popping up throughout our markets. Got to catch ’em all.”

Zombie cans can be found at the brewery and throughout Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

Mispillion River Brewing aims to be recognized by its customers and the brewing industry for producing the highest quality craft beer. The brewery, located at 255 Mullett Run Street Milford, DE 19963, is open for samples, pints, and growler fills seven days a week. For more information, visit

Bayhealth plans town halls about new health campus

MILFORD – Learn about Bayhealth’s new health campus plans by joining them for a town hall meeting:

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at Houston Fire Company

Monday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at Slaughter Beach Fire Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. at Milton Fire Company

The meetings will be hosted by Southern Region Program Manager Alice Bavis Rausch, participants will learn about the new health campus project timeline, development process, and see the preliminary site plan from Bayhealth leadership.

The teams responsible for developing the new health campus and those working to reimagine the existing Clarke Avenue facility will also be on hand to answer questions and hear comments. All town hall meetings are open to the public with light refreshments available.

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