DMI announces community calendar

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

A screenshot of a new Community Calendar created by DMI. The calendar is live and will be linked to the new, revamped DMI website

One of the items that many residents and visitors in Milford have requested is a one-stop calendar where they can find events that are happening in the town and surrounding area. Many organizations have also requested a location where they can post upcoming events where the public can easily find them.  Downtown Milford Inc (DMI) announced recently that they are planning on adding this type of calendar to their revamped website.

“We finally did it!”  Phillips, Chairman of the Design Committee and Board Member for DMI, said.  “Milford will now have one big community calendar for all events to help keep you organized and having fun. It’s free and easy to use.”

The calendar is live now by clicking this link but will be added to the revamped website currently under construction with DMI. The link will take you directly to the Calendar Page.  There, you can suggest an event, subscribe to the calendar and search. If you simply want to see events in the area, you can click on the Event Board link and just save it to your phone screen for easy use.

The calendar is designed for a desktop and allows users to save specific dates to their personal or business calendar.  You can also have an email reminder sent to you before the event.  A button on the calendar also allows users to “suggest” events that need to be added.  The Event Board is a chronological list that makes it easier to read on a smartphone.

“We have wanted to create this all-in-one calendar for a long time,” Phillips said.  “It is needed now more than ever with all the “event” scams and hacking on other social media pages.  Events posted here are posted by neighbors only, not a stranger asking you for venue fees via mobile payment services.”

DMI is currently working out the parameters of what will be added to the calendar.  Of course, large events, such as the Dessert Walk, Milford Museum Ghost Tours, Ladybug Festival, Riverwalk Freedom Festival and more are welcomed on the calendar, but there may be some events that are not suitable.  Phillips explained that this could be something like adding a Community Yard Sale would be appropriate, but an individual yard sale would not.  The same is true of an event at a restaurant which would be appropriate while daily restaurant specials would not.   All events posted can easily link to its host’s website for advertising purposes.

Anyone interested in adding an event should click on “Suggest an Event” and provide the details requested. Once the event is approved, it will be added to the calendar. E-mail [email protected] if you have any questions or problems in suggesting events.

“Since we are currently revamping our entire website, we felt this was the best time to finally create what people have wanted for years,” Phillips said.  “This is something that could really tie our community together and bring even more people out for the fun events we hold here.”

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