Thursday, December 30, 2010

January Hearthstone Events

Scrapbook Workshop Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scrapbook Workshop 1/8/11 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. RSVP: Janis 301.651.0542 Space is limited RSVP by 1/6/11. Workshop Fee of $15 per person. Make and Take Up to 5 Scrapbook Pages or Bring Your Own Supplies to Share more...

JANUARY HAPPY HOUR AT HEARTHSTONE Saturday, January 22nd from 7pm to 9pm

Join your neighbors at the Clubhouse for this month's gathering. Bring an appetizer or a dessert to share and bring your beverage of choice. See attached flyer for all of the details!

Valentine's Day Card Workshop Saturday, February 5, 2011

Make and Take 15 Valentine Day Cards Workshop Fee $20 RSVP by 1/14/11 to Janis @ or 301.651.0542.

Have fun and get fit! Join your neighbors at the Clubhouse every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10AM to get your sweat on!

Friends That Count 2011 Sewing Club
Join your neighbors at the Clubhouse every other Thursday from 1 to 3 pm, starting January 6th. We'll keep you in stitches!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Scrapbook Workshop

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Hearthstone Manor Clubhouse
1 - 4 p.m.
Workshop Fee $15
Make and Take Scrapbook Pages of Your Holiday Photos
Bring Your Photos, a Snack and/or Drink to Share
Rsvp to or 301.651.0542

Invite a Neighbor to Attend

You are invited to an Artists Reception!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Art Show at Mispillion Art League

The Mispillion Art League will be open for the Holiday Stroll with a beautiful new exhibit and lots of art gift ideas! If you haven't been to the Art League yet, this is a great time for a visit. The gallery looks so beautiful and festive and our members make the most wonderful treats too! Stop in when you are strolling!

Studios Upstairs is getting ready for the Holiday Stroll

All the artists in the Studios Upstairs (above the Mispillion Art League and new Angelucci Gallery on Walnut St) are getting ready for the big downtown Holiday Stroll! We're decorating, baking, putting art work up and expecting lots of visitors. This is one of the most fun events in Milford - come out and stroll, visit the local business (there are several new ones now!) enjoy music, refreshments, meet you neighbors in a real old fashioned event. 5-8pm Friday December 3 (tomorrow!). Hope to see you there!

4 and 6 Park Avenue
Downtown Milford

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Stroll

This is my favorite downtown event of the year. Downtown Milford really comes alive for the annual Holiday Stroll. If you have never attended, I strongly suggest you come this year. Most shops and businesses are open late, offering good holiday cheer and refreshments, carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa and Mrs Claus and more. The festive atmosphere will put you in a holiday mood! - and get some shopping done at the same time! - find lots of unique gifts you won't get at the mall.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Card Workshop - Hearthstone Manor 12/5/10

Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

Hearthstone Manor Club House

Sunday, December 5, 2010

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All Are Welcome - RSVP Required by 12/3/10 (Extended)
Space is Limited to the First 15 Who Sign Up!

$20 Workshop Fee Due by 12/3/10 (Extended)
You’ll Make and Take 15 Christmas Cards

Bring 1 Snack or Drink to Share

RSVP: Janis Markopoulos – 301.651.0542 or

Annoucement from Second Street Players

Click here for details

Due to the upcoming Broadway revival of Evita, Second Street Players previously announced spring musical, amateur and professional performance licensing rights have been restricted by the publishers.

This will be the first ever Broadway revival of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical. The original production, which starred Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, opened in 1979 and ran for 3½ years.

We regret that we will not be able to stage Evita, but we will announce more information about our new spring 2011 show early next year


The Nutcracker. Click HERE for Details.

Monday, November 15, 2010

So You Think You Can Act?

Dear Theatre Friends,

Second Street Players would like to invite you to audition for our upcoming shows. The Pulitzer Prize winning Our Town and the Broadway mega-musical Evita.

Second Street Players

Auditions for Second Street Players' opening production of the 2011 season

Thornton Wilders' Our Town
directed by Jeff Haslow
will be held Sunday & Monday, December 5 & 6, 2011
at Riverfront Theatre, 2 South Walnut Street., Milford, De.
Auditions will begin at 7:00pm.

Second Street Players

Riverfront Theatre
Milford, Delaware 19963

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The History of Doll Making Presentation

The Mispillion Art League “Third Monday” program for this month is a presentation by area resident and artist, Zelma Nicholas who will share her knowledge of the history of doll making. Having created porcelain antique dolls from their porcelain bodies right up to the clothing they wear, Zelma is an expert in this art form. She has donated numerous dolls that you may find on display in the Milford Museum and taught classes in doll making. She is also a painter and Jewelry designer.

I'm including this doll just for an example of the types of dolls Zelma has made. This one comes from Emily Hart who sells dolls like this one on her website.

Tomorrow night - Monday – Nov. 15th – 6:30 to 8pm
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut Street, downtown Milford


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holiday Stroll in Milford 12/3

Holiday Stroll
Friday, December 3, 2010
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Take a stroll along the Downtown Milford historic business district while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Come enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, carolers, visit Santa’s House, and much more!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rare Finds Auction to benefit Mispillion Art League

Some of the neighbors at the Happy Hour tonight in the Hearthstone Clubhouse were asking about this event tomorrow night that benefits the Mispillion Art League - Milford's own art league. If you haven't been to the Art League, I urge you to go on downtown and visit us. We are located at 5 N. Walnut Street, right there on the Riverwalk, across the street from the Riverfront Theatre. We offer classes for children and adults, beginners to advanced.

Here's the scoop on tomorrow night's event. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Happy Hour at the Clubhouse

A fun time was had by all who came tonight to the first Happy Hour at the Clubhouse! It was so nice to meet so many nice neighbors and feel more of a sense of belonging to this lovely community. We hope to do it every month and that more people will decide to join us. Everyone brought a dish to share and their own beverage. My slow-roasted tomatoes were a hit and I promised to share the recipe! It's so easy and soooo good!

Here it is:

2 pints cherry tomatoes (cut in half if they are large)
1/2 cup Olive Oil
4 -6 cloves garlic minced
basil (fresh or dried - I use a lot)

Roast in a 300 degree oven tender and popping - about an hour. Serve with sliced Italian bread


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hearthstone Manor's First Vendor Fair a Major Success

Thanks to everyone who came out today for our community vendor fair.  We had a full house and all had a great time.  Congratulations to all the door prize winners.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Vendor Fair November 6th 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join Us on Saturday 11/6/10
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Do All of Your Holiday Shopping Right in Your Own Community with Local Vendors

and much, much more.
Click HERE for Driving Directions

Vendor Meeting at the Club House
10/21 7p.m.
Coordinator:  Janis Markopoulos 301.651.0542

Friday, October 29, 2010

Free Diabetes Screenings

Free Diabetes Screenings
Diabetes Programs

Kent General
Milford Memorial every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
About 66,000 Delawareans are believed to have diabetes, but only 45,000 have been diagnosed. You may not have diabetes, but would you bet your life on it? Find out for sure at a free screening. Bayhealth Medical Center offers free diabetes screenings every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:
•Kent General Hospital Outpatient Services Department, 640 South State Street in Dover
•Milford Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services Department, 21 West Clarke Avenue in Milford
For more information, call the Bayhealth Diabetes Care Center at 744-7135 or(toll-free) 1-877-453-7107.
Fee: $Free

Milford LIVE!

Click HERE to check out the newest community on line news source.

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance - Unveils Water Quality Report Card

Delaware Low Impact Tourism Experience

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Safety Tips

In an effort to prepare for a safe Halloween, here are some safety tips for parents and children:

• Encourage children to trick-or-treat before dark. After dark, an adult chaperone should carry a flashlight and choose well-lighted streets.

• Wear costumes that are short, snug and flame retardant. Flowing sleeves, capes and skirts can cause children to trip and can catch fire if they brush against candle flames. Also be sure to wear light colors or reflective tape.

• Avoid masks that can obstruct vision. Use face paint instead or make sure mask eye holes are wide enough.

• Discourage the use of fake knives, guns and swords, as they may result in aggressive behavior. If these types of props are used, be sure they are made of flexible materials such as foam or rubber.

• Stay in groups while trick-or-treating and make sure young children always are accompanied by adults.

• Teach children that they should NEVER go into a stranger’s home or car.

• Eat dinner before trick-or-treating to prevent the urge to eat treats before they have been inspected by parents. Never eat treats that have been opened.

• Leave porch or other outside lights on to make clear that trick-or-treaters are welcome.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Seussical - the Musical

Seussical - the Musical

November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 2010 at 8:00pm

November 28, December 4, 5, 2010 at 3:00pm

Tickets are $20.00 with a discount for Seniors, Students and Military for the matinees only.

Please call the box office at (302) 422-0220 or send an email to to reserve your tickets.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hearthstone Bulletin Boards Spruced UP

We are looking for volunteers to help decorate for the Christmas holiday season too.  Leave a comment.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hearthstone Happy Hour

Click HERE for a FLYER.



(Just a nice chance to get together  and to get to know your neighbors)

FRIDAY, NOV 12, 2010


Bring your choice of Beverage

and a Snack to share!

Food Drive Kick OFF 10/23/10 1-2 p.m. Hearthstone Manor ClubHouse

Time: 1-2 pm
Location: HM Clubhouse
... As always, light refreshments will be served.
HM Neighborhood Container Decorating Party

Join us for the first step in our journey to success! Bring stickers, artwork, cut-outs and fall
decor that can be used to decorate our food drop-off container. We did such a great job last
year that we will be decorating containers for all of our Neighborhoods to use.

Learn more about the food drive and most needed items. Be the first on your street to make a
donation and challenge all of your neighbors to do the same.


*The Food Bank of Delaware provides emergency
food for over 241,600 people annually.
*44% of the household members served by the
Food Bank are under the age of 18.
*6% of the members are aged 0 -5 years old.
*6% of the members are elderly.
*About 17,500 people receive emergency food
assistance from the Food Bank in any given week.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

A "Community Garden" at Hearthstone?

Recently, Kevin Harding and Terry Messick, when asked about this, indicated they would consider setting aside a small plot of land for those of us interested in tending a small flower or vegetable garden.

photo by Bob Connelly

Hearthstone resident Bob Connelly is willing to head up a committee to organize the “Hearthstone Community Garden” So, if you miss having your own plot of land to grow flowers or food for your table email him at (Please put “Hearthstone Community Garden” in the Subject line of your email so your message doesn't end up in his spam folder.)

Bob is not a gardener himself, but thinks a Community Garden would be a nice addition to our neighborhood and probably help sell a few more homes. He will arrange a meeting where we can meet and discuss our Community Garden.

What is a Community Garden? Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people!

What are Benefits of Community Gardens?

-Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
-Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
-Stimulates Social Interaction
-Encourages Self-Reliance
-Beautifies Neighborhoods
-Produces Nutritious Food
-Reduces Family Food Budgets
-Conserves Resources
-Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
-Reduces Crime
-Preserves Green Space
-Creates income opportunities and economic development
-Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
-Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections

So, if you think this is something you would like to see in our neighborhood and you want to participate please contact Bob and
let's plant some seeds!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chicken BBQ

   RAIN OR SHINE !                            Chicken BBQ    RAIN OR SHINE !

Friday, October 8,  2010
 11:00am- until we are sold out !!
½ chicken marinated with Gary’s secret sauce, barbecued to perfection over an open pit of charcoal & served with roll, pickle & chips

1st come, 1st served



Friday, October 1, 2010

Milton Theatre Band Jam and Jazz Jam

Dear  Musicians friends, producers
This is to remind you to tell your music friends that the Milton Theatre is opening up their doors to a unique music opportunity....We are trying to keep the lights on as often as possible during October..

We are starting. next week with Band Jam and Jazz Jam, come as often as you like, the dates are listed below. 

 Only $10.00 per musician  and $5.00 for the public..But this idea is all about YOU!.
. Please give our JAM idea  lend your support; work your network, bring your friends. ..its only in October. 2010... for now!  If it should be successful and you support it... we will do it once a month in 2011.

The Milton Theatre  is the place where we can connect with our local talent. We want these few weeks  to be the "artist's destination", raise awareness of the Milton Theatre and provide  affordable "concessions" while you all make beautiful music...... for yourselves... no performance mode required, just laid back and easy.!!! 

 FYI: For those of you who have not  played  the Milton Theatre recently, the acoustics are awesome!

BYOI, bring your own instrument and get ready to "wale, rock, groove, trip out,  jam, fly  and help us let everyone one know we CANNOT LOOSE THE MILTON THEATRE!! Please check out our HOPE CHEST on for ways to contribute to the cause.

Thank you for taking the time to send this on to your network we don't want to miss anyone!  Please feel free to send comments and feedback to attn Ellen.

Our potential is endless.......time is not!!

All Rock & Roll, Blues, Hip Hop Musicians Invited
(Professional and Experienced Amateurs)
Tuesdays October  5, 12 & 19.
Suggested Donation
Musicians $10.00    Public $5.00
7:00 PM -11:00 PM
Cash Bar & Concessions
All proceeds go to support the SAVE THE MILTON THEATRE campaign

Jazz,  Blues,  Fusion, Latin  Musicians Invited
(Professional and Experienced Amateurs )
Thursday October 7, 14, & 21
Suggested Donation
Musicians 10.00    Public $5.00
 7:00 PM -11:00 PM
Cash Bar & Concessions
All proceeds go to support the SAVE THE MILTON THEATRE campaign