Two Milford Streets Ranked Top 10 in America - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Two Milford Streets Ranked Top 10 in America

Posted:

MILFORD, Del. - Nancy Chirdon Forster says she always knew Milford was her home.

"I've seen a lot of changes in downtown. The main street was always clean, but there was a group that decided they wanted to do more in the beautification process to bring more green plants, more color and bring more small businesses downtown," said Chirdon.

All of that hard work paid off. A city of less than 10,000 people, North and South Walnut streets are now considered one of 10 great places in America by the American Planning Association.

Lee Nelson is the executive director of Downtown Milford Incorporated.

"That award is wonderful to have but, and it's not a culmination of anything, but it is certainly the result of a good 8 to 9 years of work," said Nelson.

The award showcases the city's revitalization, art scene, architecture and it's businesses, just a few reasons Forster moved to Milford. Forster recently opened Verde, an Italian cooking school along SW Front Street.

"This is a place that I have adopted. I'm not from here. That's why I wanted to do it in downtown particularly," said Forster.

Mispillion Art League president Judy Struck highlights the vast array of activities.

"There's the Music School of Delaware. From May through October there's the farmers market. We have the library, so there's a lot of activity going on," said Struck.

A lot going on that has placed Milford on the map. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Appointed DelTech President Rejects Offer

    Appointed DelTech President Rejects Offer

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:19:49 GMT
    Wor-Wic Community College President Dr. Ray Hoy announced Thursday he will not become the fifth president of Delaware Technical Community College, despite DelTech's public announcement of the appointment weeks ago.More
    Wor-Wic Community College President Dr. Ray Hoy announced Thursday he will not become the fifth president of Delaware Technical Community College, despite DelTech's public announcement of the appointment weeks ago.More
  • Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, 36 Hurt at Va. Campground

    Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, 36 Hurt at Va. Campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:40:58 GMT
    A confirmed tornado accompanied by softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring 36, officials said.More
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado tore through Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. A husband and wife were killed. Thirty-six other people were injured.More
  • Del. Court Upholds Death Sentence in Rape-Murder

    Del. Court Upholds Death Sentence in Rape-Murder

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:43:26 GMT
    Delaware's highest court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man found guilty of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.More
    Delaware's highest court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man found guilty of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service