Information on local events and happenings around town.

Lulu M. Ross School collecting Campbell’s Labels

To kick off this year’s label collection drive, Lulu Ross Elementary School is asking parents, teachers and friends in the community to collect product labels that can be redeemed for free educational merchandise. You can help us to earn things such as computers, audio/visual equipment, sports equipment, reference books and musical instruments simply by collecting labels and sending them into the Lulu Ross Elementary School. We ask that you simply turn in the whole label and we will clip them for the school.

This year our goal is to collect at least 15,000 labels. You can view a full list of participating products at For more information on how to be a part of Lulu Ross Elementary School’s Label collection drive, call the school’s coordinator Alice Metzner at 422-6958. The 2008-2009 Label program runs until June 1. Our school is also collecting Box Tops for Education. These can be found on General Mills cereal, Pillsbury items. A full list of eligible products can be viewed at Each box top is worth 10 cents, which goes directly toward things for our students.

Milford High School Class of 1989

The Milford High School Class of 1989 will be celebrating the passing of 20 years since our graduation. We would like to plan a fun, memory filled event, but we need your help. Please contact Dan Kimmel at 430-0410 or Stacy (Kohel) Greenly-Teat at 422-2629 if you are interested in helping to plan our reunion. We are hoping for a local event that would include dinner and perhaps our favorite homecoming and prom entertainers, Mike Hines and The Look. We need suggestions, too, on a date for our fun-filled event. If there are any MHS teachers out there who would like to be featured in a “guess that teacher” game show, please contact us as well. You may get a free dinner out of it!

Milford Senior High School Class of 1999 Reunion

We are currently searching for the Class of 1999 to plan for the 10-year reunion. Please e-mail your full name, address, e-mail and telephone number to Reunion date will be in November 2009; invitation to follow.

Learn to Square Dance

The Milford Senior Center, at 111 Park Ave., Milford, will be offering square dance lessons, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Singles are welcomed. This activity offers fun, fellowship, and light exercise for all. The lessons will be taught by the Whirl-A-Ways of Georgetown. Please call Cindy at the Milford Senior Center at 422-3385 or Lucy Mehl at 424-4789 to sign up or for more information. The first two lessons are free, each subsequent lesson will be $5.

SATs are being offered to Home Educated High School Students

Upsilon Kappa, The Delaware Chapter of the National Homeschool Honor Society is sponsoring standardized testing for Home Educated High School Students. We will be offering the Iowa test on Jan. 14 and 15 at the Dover Public Library. The Iowa requires two days of testing, which include periodic scheduled break times. Testing will be conducted in the morning and early afternoon. The testing fee is $10 for your first child and $5 for additional siblings. This does not include the cost of the Iowa test. Tests need to be ordered from BJU Press. Levels 15-18; Grades 9-12, will administered in January. Test Costs are about $75. Parents need to place the order for their student(s) test. Contact BJU at to inquire about ordering and shipping date deadlines. Tests are shipped in advance to our Certified Tester but testing results will be mailed directly to the parents.  Please contact Debby Harrison at 335-2569 or for her BJU Tester Registration number and to reserve your spot. There is limited space available. Contact Rose Bowler at 424-1424 or to receive information on future testing or the National Homeschool Honor Society.

Volunteer at Delaware Hospice

Become part of a special team of volunteers providing hospice care for patients and their families. Add meaning and quality to someone else’s life. Call Odyssey HealthCare at 479-7500 for orientation times and dates for the following volunteer opportunities: patient companions, administrative, community outreach, project volunteers and volunteer trainers.

Mispillion Art League to offer Basic Sketching class

If you wish to learn graphite drawing, with an emphasis to solid perspective, shadowing and highlights, tone and value this may be the class for you. The Mispillion Art League is now taking registrations for our upcoming “Basic Sketching” class to be held on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at our gallery at 127 N.W. Front St. in Milford. The class instructor will be artist, Robert Murphy. A practicing artist for over 25 years, specializing in graphite drawing, Robert has participated in many area art shows. Among those are the Chestertown Waterfowl Festival and Art on the Green. He holds an associate degree and has attended many art classes at the Dover, Rehoboth and Chestertown Art Leagues.

Every piece of art begins with a sketch of the subject.  Regardless of the media, several factors remain true.  Shape, value, shading and perspective each play a key role when trying to become a successful artist. The Basic Sketch Class will cover all of these from line drawing, to the finished project. Whether you wish to become an artist or you are already a practicing artist, going back to the fundamentals can be enjoyable as well as educational.

Cost for MAL members is $45 and non-members $50. All needed materials will be provided. Your check made out to the Mispillion Art League may be mailed to Judy Struck, 12 Victoria Drive, Milford, DE 19963. Please write your name and the class title on the reference line of your check.  Bring a bagged lunch with you to class and prepare to have a wonderful day. Any questions may be directed to Judy at 424-8361. Class registration ends January 15.

Memorial Day Ceremony Planning

The Milford Veterans Affairs Committee will be holding meetings to orchestrate the Milford Memorial Day Ceremony. We are asking for all military and youth organizations in the area for help. Our first meeting will be held on Jan. 9 at 7 pm. It will be held a the Milford American Legion Post home located in Rehoboth Blvd in between Manlove Autoparts and the old I.G. Burton. We would like to see at least two people from each of the local organizations participating at the meetings. If you have any questions call 265-2789 or e-mail