City grants alcohol waiver for Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival

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At their regular meeting, Milford City Council approved a request from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM)  for an alcohol waiver for Bicentennial Park, planned for Sept. 18, 2021. This will be the 20th anniversary of the festival as it was cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. “We are excited to be in front of you …

Milford Center Highlights Mary Gumrot

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On April 7, Mary Gumrot would have turned 100 years old in the Milford Center, according to Patricia Tilghman, Life Enrichment Coordinator at the center. Unfortunately, Mary passed away suddenly two days prior to her birthday. “Mary had a loving, caring nature and this was demonstrated in the love she had for her two children, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren,” …

Milford Museum provides annual report to Council

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Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, presented an annual report to Milford City Council at their regular meeting on March 22. City Council requires all non-profit organizations who receive funding from the city to present an annual report on their activities throughout the year. “First, I want to thank Mark Whitfield and the city for allowing the museum …

Kay Hudson announces retirement

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After 44 years with the Milford Public Library, Kay Hudson announced recently that she plans to retire. She began her career at the library in 1977 and became the director in 2000. “I decided that at my age, it was probably time,” Hudson said. “My husband retired 23 years ago. My children have kind of been pushing for it telling …

93-Year Old Milford man loses 80 pounds

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George Dorylis has not always been overweight, but as he got older and became less active, he began to put on pounds. At his highest weight, Dorylis was 260 pounds and dealing with diabetes along with other health problems. “My son told me I was getting fat,” Dorylis said. “My diabetes was out of control and then I had a …

Lida Wells passes away at 97

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Lida Wells, a leader in the Milford community, passed away at the age of 97 on March 10. Her son, Joe, posted about his mother’s passing on his Facebook page. “My mom, Lida Wells, passed away Wednesday after 97 years on this Earth,” Joe posted. “She went peacefully at home after 7 years of wrestling with dementia and its inevitable …

Second Street Players Stages Fast-Paced Spring Comedy

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Milford’s Second Street Players (SSP) continues to bring live theater to the region with its next production of An Evening of Culture: Faith County II by Mark Landon Smith. The show’s prequel, Faith County, was produced by SSP in 2015. The comedy has us revisiting a small town in Arkansas where members of the Mineola Council for Cultural Recognition are …