Memorial Day Parade Information for Milford, CT

MilfordCTCityhallA recent update from the Milford, Connecticut City Hall Facebook page has provided the public with information concerning the upcoming Memorial Day Parade to be held on May 24th, 2015.

The City of Milford will host its annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 2:00pm. Units and marchers are asked to assemble at the “Daniel Wasson Field” parking lot at 1:00pm.

The Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held in front of the Milford City Hall at 9:45am same day (May 24th). It is a short ceremony but highly moving.

If your organization would like to participate, please contact Russ Edwards at (203) 876-0914 for more information.

To view the full notice from City Hall on the Memorial Day Parade, please visit their Facebook page here and make sure to leave a “Like” to receive updates.

Milford State Rep Kim Rose Promotes Cancer Awareness

Photo Credit; House Democrats. Rep Rose (left) and Milford Mayor Ben Blake (right)

From a press release

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State Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford) is pleased to support the American Lung Association and their Lung Force Campaign, which includes a number of different activities for the public to help raise lung cancer awareness, the No. 1 cancer killer of women in the United States.

The Lung Force Campaign will be launching the Women’ Lung Health Week, the second week of May, from the 11th-15th. As part of the official ceremonies, on Tuesday, Milford Mayor Ben Blake issued and presented a city proclamation at City Hall to officially recognize this week and the efforts of the organization.

“It is my honor to help this outstanding organization get this important message out to the community,” Rep. Rose said. “As a lung cancer survivor, I know firsthand that education and awareness are key to an early diagnosis, treatment and recovery. I applaud this great program and encourage all my neighbors to help us spread the word.”

Many activities are planned including wearing turquoise to work, the campaign’s signature color, during the designated week and sharing personal stories with the organization on their website http://www.lungforce.org/share-your-story.  Other activities will include lighting buildings and landmarks in turquoise and an organization gala to promote the message. For more information please visit http://go.lungne.org/tapas.

Rep Rose said, “Statistics say that every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer. Let’s help our sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends understand their risks. I hope you can join me in this journey. Together we can make a huge difference against this devastating disease.”

For more information on any of this events, please visit http://www.lungforce.org/

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Thank you Kim for promoting this very serious issue and bringing attention to cancer awareness. A thank you to Mayor Blake as well who issued the proclamation for Lung Cancer Awareness month.

To keep up to date on all news and information from Kim’s office, you drop a “Like” on her Facebook page here. For her official website please click here.

Paul Davis to be honored at 1st Annual O’Sullivan Award Dinner

Paul Davis, former State Representative of the 117th House District, will be honored at the First Annual O’Sullivan Award Dinner. Davis will be the recipient of the “O’Sullivan Award for Public Service”.

The award dinner is slated to be held on May 21st, 2015 at the Grassy Hill Lodge on 77 Sodom Lane in Derby, Connecticut. Cocktails start at 6pm and the Dinner & Program starts at 7:00pm. Organizers from the Orange Democratic Town Committee are asking $65 per person and to RSVP by May 12th.

Please see the attachments below in this post. You will find the formal announcement flyer with details on RSVPing, the commemorative ad book form for the dinner and a contribution certification form.

You can RSVP by contacting Kevin Moffett at kevinmoffet@yale.edu or calling 203-795-3325. Should you have any questions Mr. Moffett should be the person you reach out to as well.

Congratulations to Paul Davis. Well deserved.

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Slossberg hosts Orange students at capital

Photo credit; Senate Democrats

Photo credit; Senate Democrats

State Senator Gayle Slossberg recently met with 4th grade Peck Place School students from Orange, Connecticut the last week in at the State capital in Hartford. The students got the chance to discuss civic policy and learn about the State government.

“These students are exceptionally bright and it was a treat to respond to their questions about the State Senate,” said Slossberg, “I’m sure they’ll one day be back at the Capitol advocating for the issues that matter most to them”.

To view the formal press release of this visit, please head to Gayle’s official website here. Make sure to sign up for “e-Newsletters” on her website to receive email alerts and news from her office. The sign up is on the front page of her website.

Gayle Slossberg represents the 14th Senatorial District. Her area includes constituents from Milford, Orange and she also represents areas of both West Haven and Woodbridge. To view a complete map of her district, please click here.

You’re Invited; Join In Support of Mayor Blake

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Join us tomorrow, Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 6:00pm, at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford in support of our Mayor Ben Blake and his re-election campaign. Milford’s Center of the Arts is located at 40 Railroad Avenue.

For directions please click here (you’ll be re-directed to Google Maps with the address already entered).

Make sure to follow Ben’s re-election efforts on Facebook; you can throw a “Like” on his page here to get updates on the campaign and to learn about upcoming events.

MilfordDemocrats.com will be updating this week following this event to include all the up to date information on Ben’s re-election campaign and how you can participate.

VFW Post 7788 hosting 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”

VFWPost7788DevonOn Sunday, April 26th at 12:00pm noon, the Travis C. Kitchen VFW Post 7788 at 422 Naugatuck Avenue in the village of Devon will host the 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran” here in Milford, Connecticut. Ms. Christine Smith of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788 very kindly contacted us through the Milford Democrats website and I’ll be re-posting her message along with some other information concerning this important event:

I am an auxiliary member of the VFW Post 7788 here in Milford and I was hoping you and your members may be able to help.

On Sunday, April 26th, VFW Post 7788 will host our 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”. We will bring 150 hospitalized veterans from the West Haven VA Hospital, Newington VA Hospital, and Rocky Hill State Veterans Home to Milford, where they will enjoy an afternoon of dining and entertainment. We also send every veteran home with a goodie bag and here is where I was hoping you could help.

We are looking for donations of items to put into the bag. The types of items we are looking for are white socks, puzzle books, bathroom articles (soap, razors, shampoo, etc.), candy, greeting cards, pens, and any other item you think they may like.

If you wish to contact me for more information, please do not hesitate to email or call me at (203) 800-5181. I would be happy to speak with you about this wonderful program.

For many of the permanently disabled resident veterans at the VA hospitals, this is the highlight of their year.

Thank you, very much. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

Christine Smith
Trustee 2
VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788
(203) 800-5181
christine.smith235@yahoo.com

To visit the VFW Post 7788 website please click here. Their website has information on the April 26th event and they regularly update their main page of their website to showcase other events they’re holding.

For those interested please give Christine a message and I know any help will be appreciated.

Thank you Christine for reaching out to us on the website.

Have a good weekend all.

Governor Malloy Featured In Time Magazine: “Ready to Rumble”

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Governor Dan Malloy, following his successful bid for re-election last November, was recently featured in Time Magazine where he was interviewed and candidly expressed his views on his counterparts, Democratic ideals and upcoming elections.

Governor Malloy definitely did not hold back any punches and urged fellow Democrats running for State office across the country to stop running on “Republican-lite” platforms, reiterating his statement during a speech at the Association of State Democratic Chairs this past month.

“Malloy is rising to the occasion, positioning himself as one of the party’s top attack dogs as the 2016 cycle approaches” says Time Magazine. Malloy was recently selected as the Chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association in 2016. In the interview Malloy made it clear he will be focusing on helping out fellow Democratic candidates get elected to their respective Governorships.

“There are not a lot of Democratic governors, and we need to go our and fight the fight” he said,”We need to take some of those states back and lay the groundwork for taking others back four years from now”.

The Governor also shared some thoughts on upcoming Congressional races, saying “We’ve got to begin the process of changing the Congress….each election we need to pick up seats and we need to be on the offensive”.

To get more insight on Malloy’s thoughts on the upcoming budget, elections, and strategy go check out Time’s online version of the article here.