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CCGM Looks Ahead at 2019

by Terry Rogers     Jo Schmeiser, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, believes that the economic forecast for the City is very positive for the upcoming year. Schmeiser pointed out that Milford has been growing for years and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state so there […]

Council Approves Neighborhood Townhome Project

by Terry Rogers     On Monday, December 10, Milford City Council approved a garden apartment townhome project that will be built on Northwest Front Street. The project, known as 200 NW Front Street, LLC, is the latest planned by John Ditomasso and Dan Bond who have rehabilitated many historic and iconic buildings in the […]

MSD Participates in Empty Stocking Project

by Terry Rogers On December 15, volunteers delivered items to the four elementary schools in Milford as part of the Empty Stocking Initiative. The program is coordinated by the Milford Church of God who collects donations over several weeks in order to provide some cheer to children who have been identified as needing additional support […]

Keeping Meaning in the Christmas Season

by Terry Rogers Christmas is a week away and many families are busy with all the preparations for the big day. With all the parties to attend, cookies to bake and presents to wrap, it is easy to forget that there is a reason for the Christmas season. Judy Purcell, Education Director for St. John […]

Becker Morgan Begins on Police Station

by Terry Rogers In November, Milford City Council heard from Greg Moore with Becker Morgan Group, the organization chosen for the engineering and architectural design phase of a new police station for the City. Eric Norenberg, City Manager, explained that there would be two phases with the first phase the creation of a design that […]

Mama Maria’s Plans Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

by Terry Rogers    Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione […]

MHS Student Dies from Accident

by Terry Rogers     Charles Everett Shockley, 16, who was a student at Milford High School was struck while riding his bicycle with his dog on Monday, December 3. Shockley was struck by a 29-year old Seaford man who performed CPR on him while awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. He was initially transported […]

Former Bob Evans to Become Steak Restaurant

by Terry Rogers    In mid-September, people searching for a hot breakfast found a sign on the door of the Milford Bob Evans Restaurant that said the location was closed permanently. Recently, Steve Akoglo, owner of The Palace in Milford, announced that he has purchased the former Bob Evans building with plans to open a […]

TLC Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by Terry Rogers     On Friday, December 7, The Learning Center, better known as TLC, celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a small reception and presentation. Cheryl Clendaniel, Administrator for the Center, who has been at the Center for over 35 years, explained Mary Ann Hall and Dot McQuaid, who started the Center in 1978, […]

Milford Christmas Traditions of the Past

By Terry Rogers The Holiday Stroll, sponsored by Downtown Milford, Inc, is a relatively new tradition for downtown Milford, having started thirteen years ago as a way to promote the downtown area. However, holiday traditions are not completely new in Milford. Some remain as part of the holiday season even today, but others have disappeared […]

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