Milford Veteran News & Events

WarMemorialDowntownA very important and helpful event will be hosted this week over at the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 Devon. The Milford Delegation (James Maroney-119th, Kim Rose-118th, Paul Davis-117th and Gayle Slossberg-14th) have announced that a Veterans Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday June 24th over at the VFW Post 778 and it will be hosted by several agencies (federal, state and local) to discuss veterans benefits that are currently open to state veterans and their families.

The VFW Post 7788 is located at 422 Naugatuck Ave and the Resource Fair will be held between 5:30 to 7:30pm. The event will be free to veterans and their family members! The view the original article on the Veterans Resource Fair, check out the Milford-Orange Bulletin’s piece.

In other news relating to the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 the 118th’s Kim Rose was elected President of the Travis C Kitchen VFW Post 7788 Ladies Auxiliary last week. She noted that the Ladies Auxiliary will be kicking off a Milford Welcomes Veterans discount program and that will be one of their big projects for the year.

To keep up with the latest updates on your State Representatives and State Senator, check out their official websites;

Milford’s Own Among Honored At Fenway Park

Mike Smith. Photo credit goes to John Borzain.

Mike Smith. Photo credit goes to John Borzain.

The Milford Democrats are very happy to see our own Mike Smith be honored by the Boston Red Sox as part of the annual “Pan-Mass Challenge” at Fenway Park. Smith rode with fellow cancer survivors at Fenway during a pre-game ceremony last weekend on June 15th, Father’s Day. The Connecticut Post had originally posted an article about our own Mike Smith’s adventure and a user at the Milford Patch also wrote up a personal article on this amazing event.

Keep up the good work!

The Partying in Milford Isn’t Done Yet

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While Milford is winding down on its 375th birthday, there are still plenty of gatherings and special events to take place this week.

  • Sunday, June 15th

 Grand Parade is at  2:00 PM

Our finale to Celebration Week with floats, music and marching groups! Parade route from Parsons parking lot onto West Main to West River Street, to River Street, to Broad Street

  •  Monday, June 16th

Saint Mary School 20th Annual Golf Classic   12:00 Noon –The Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane in Woodbridge.

This fundraiser event is an afternoon scramble that starts at noon and includes lunch and dinner. Your sponsorship goes to support the St. Mary Home & School Association which supplements the school budget and assists in reducing tuition and operating costs for our school.

  • Thursday June 19th

Walnut Beach Self-Guided Tour 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM – The Arch at Walnut Beach.

Every third Thursday from June through November at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Elizabeth Wright of the “Beach Gallery” will provide maps for self-guided tours of the Walnut Beach area. For information call (203) 301-4498. Sponsored by: Milford Historical Society.

  • Saturday, June 21st

Woodmont Walking Tour, 10:00-11:00 AM – Adam’s Parking Lot, corner New Haven & Merwin Avenues.

The Milford Historical Society will sponsor a free walking tour of Woodmont. Katie Krauss Murphy, author of “Woodmont on the Sound” will lead. Meet at Adam’s Parking lot, corner of New Haven and Merwin Avenues, near the Milford Bank branch office.

  • June 27th and 28th Milford Volunteer Ancient Fife and Drum Muster 

The Muster begins with a  Friday (27th) night Tattoo beginning at 7pm on the Milford Green.  Saturday the 28th the parade will step off at 1pm and a muster to follow on the green.

Milford Dems Gather at Annual Awards Dinner

CTDems1The Milford Democratic Town Committee gathered last Friday to honor several members of the Milford community, with special guests Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman speaking at the Sixth Annual Milford DTC Awards Dinner held at Aldario’s Restaurant near Walnut Beach. State Senator Gayle Slossberg, State Representatives Kim Rose and James Maroney and many, many more Democratic local officials were also in attendance to celebrate the honorees.

US Representative Rosa DeLauro was honored as the Democrat of the Year. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman accepted Rosa’s award on her behalf, giving a humorous and charming speech before the Milford DTC. Rosa Delauro was unable to attend the awards dinner because DeLauro was in Normandy, France to mark the 70th Anniversary Of D-Day. She was part of a Congressional Delegation to attend the special ceremony.

Alberta Jagoe was honored with the Lifetime Contribution Award. Jagoe was the Mayor of Milford from 1981 to 1989 and she currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Police Commission; she also acts as Secretary for the Milford 375th Committee. Before accepting the award, Mayor Ben Blake rose to speak about his predecessor, calling her a mentor and a trail blazer, citing her historic election as the only woman to serve as Mayor of Milford. Her election, Blake said, paved the way for future women in Milford to run for office.

Leticia Malone was honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award. Leticia, also known as Letty by friends and family, was hailed as a champion of conservation and an important figure in open space affairs here in Milford. Malone recently was an advocate for the creation of an Open Space Manager to oversee undeveloped land in Milford. She, along with many other conservationists and environmentalists in Milford, celebrated the creation of the Open Space Manager last year in December.

Benjamin Gettinger was awarded the Young Democrat of the Year. Gettinger currently serves as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board and acts as Treasurer for the Milford Democratic Town Committee. Originally elected to the Planning and Zoning Board for the 4th District in 2011, Gettinger expressed his gratitude for the honor and looked forward to the upcoming campaign season.

We thank all the advertisers for the contributions to the ad book this year. There were many unique ads placed this year and it was a joy to scan through them all. While I personally snuck a peak at an early version of the ad book before Mike Brown printed off the finalized ad book it was very nice to see the final, printed version come out so well.

The Awards Dinner Committee also did a wonderful job setting up all the silent auction gifts, organizing dinner placements and handling the finances to run the 6th Annual Milford DTC Awards Dinner.

Attendees to the Awards Dinner received a free copy of the Milford Living Magazine’s special Milford 375th Commemorative Edition.

Celebrating the History of Milford

Milford 375The City of Milford is celebrating its 375th Anniversary! The history of Milford is one filled with many stories and events. The Milford Living Magazine, led by our own Suzanne Cahill, has published a very special commemorative, 375th Anniversary edition detailing and highlighting the history of Milford, Connecticut. Milford 375th

For online access to a digital copy of the special edition, please follow the link below:

Print copies of the Milford Living Magazine will be available for purchase on newsstands this coming week and subscribers of Milford Living will have theirs delivered home as well.

Tonight marks the official, week long 375th Anniversary Celebration event. Join our mayor Ben Blake who will read a proclamation on the steps of City Hall to kick off the ceremonies tonight at 6:oopm, downtown Milford City Hall. For a complete view of the events for the coming week, check out the Milford 375th Anniversary Committee event calender;

Upcoming Events, Milford 375th Anniversary

For more information on Milford Living please check out their website;

Milford Living Magazine

The Milford Democrats look forward to the week ahead! Thank you Suzanne Cahill over at Milford Living for publishing this great and informative article about the history of Milford.

Milford Dems Nominate Candidates

CTDemsConvention season 2014 is over and the nominations are closed. Members of the Milford Democratic Town Committee were very busy attending several local and State conventions as delegates to formally nominate candidates to run during the November election.

Many local conventions were held to nominate several State Representatives and our State Senator, including the Milford-Orange Judge of Probate.

  • Gayle Slossberg was nominated to run once again as State Senator during the 14th Senatorial District held at West Haven City Hall. Slossberg represents Milford, Orange, and portions of West Haven and Woodbridge.
  • James Maroney was nominated during the 119th Democratic Convention to run for a second term as State Representative. Maroney represents areas of Milford and Orange.
  • Kim Rose was nominated by delegates of the 118th Democratic Convention, held at the Elks Lodge in Milford, to run for a third term as State Representative. Her district consists entirely of the town of Milford.
  • Paul Davis was nominated by delegates of the 117th Democratic Convention to run for a sixth term as State Representative. Davis represents portions of Milford, Orange and West Haven.
  • Beverly Streit-Kefalas was nominated to run for another term as Judge of Probate, representing Milford and Orange.
  • Kerri Rowland was nominated as the Democratic Registrar of Voters this November. Rowland, who has been serving as the Deputy Registrar of Voters for many years, has replaced the outgoing Democratic Registrar Antoinette Carey and will run for election for a full term.

Linda Stephenson was also nominated and elected to serve on the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, representing District 14 (Milford, Orange and parts of West Haven and Woodbridge). Town Committees can send two people (one man and one woman) from each Senate district to serve on State Central.

The Milford Democratic Town Committee additionally sent delegates to the 2014 State Democratic Convention held in Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center and to the 3rd Congressional District Convention held at North Haven High School.

The 2014 State Democratic Convention nominated the following candidates for state-wide office;

Dan Malloy – Governor
Nancy WymanLieutenant Governor
Denise Merrill – Secretary of State
Kevin Lembo – State Comptroller
Denise Nappier – State Treasurer
George Jepsen – State Attorney

The 3rd Congressional District Convention was held at North Haven High School. U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro was nominated by delegates. Representative DeLauro will be honored during the 6th Annual Milford DTC Awards Dinner to be held on Friday June 6th in Milford, Connecticut.

To view the complete list of Democratic candidates for the 2014 election and to visit their respective campaign sites, click here:

Candidates – 2014

For information on voting or if you’re interested in registering to vote please visit our Voting page on Milford Democrats;

Voting Information