K-Mart Plaza Redevelopment Plans + Homes on the Market

Welcome, Milford. Here’s all the local news, events and community posts you need for Tuesday, February 8.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Rain and drizzle in the morning. High: 43 Low: 28.

Here are the top stories in Milford today:

  1. K-Mart Shopping Plaza redevelopment proposal moves forward in Milford: The city granted a rezoning that would potentially allow for major redevelopment of the site. (Milford patch)
  2. Milford: Discover 4 nearby houses on the market: Check out the newest homes on the market in the Milford area. (Milford patch)
  3. Obituary: Josephine Marie Safko, 96, of Milford (Milford patch)
  4. Obituary: Anne M. Shields, 83, of Milford (Milford patch)
  5. Milford Events Calendar: Find out what’s happening this week (Milford patch)
  6. New job vacancies in the Milford area (Milford patch)
  7. Milford Public Library is hosting a Zoom event on February 24: Light pollution concerns (HamletHub)

Today in Milford:

  • Seminar on retirement taxes (6:30 p.m.)
  • Zoom Junior Story Time! – Milford Public Library (10:30 a.m.)
  • Spill Some Ink Writing Group – Milford Public Library (3:00 p.m.)
  • V GYM Jonathan Law v Mercy, Oxford – Jonathan Law High School Sports (6.30pm)
  • VG BKB Jonathan Law @ Career Magnet (7:00 p.m.)
  • Organizing Your Home via Zoom – Milford Public Library (7:00 p.m.)
  • Organizing Your Home (7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Lauraton Hall: “Lauralton has made dramatic, highly visible improvements and small, less noticeable improvements throughout our historic campus. In the fall, we replaced the chapel altar carpet and, most recently, dozens of broken kneelers were painful…” (Facebook)
  • Lauraton Hall: “Seniors in Mrs. Boynton’s IV Honors English class are conducting research for their critical analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’. 📖” (Facebook)
  • Lauraton Hall: “”All for one, and one for all!” ⚔️ The LH Drama Club presents “The Three Musketeers” adapted by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Kaylor Garamella ’22. “This adaptation is based on the timeless swordsman by Alexandre Dumas , a tale of heroism…” (Facebook)
  • Milford Arts Council, MAC: “Schedule my visit now!!!😍” (Facebook)
  • Milford, Connecticut Regional Chamber of Commerce: “Congratulations Karlene Lindsay Designs on your grand opening ribbon cutting! Photo credit to G. Gregory Geiger” (Facebook)
  • Lauraton Hall: “Last weekend, Talia Pettinella ’23 competed in the Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria with her synchronized skating team, the Skyliners. Her team won first place in the free skate and short performances. We are #LHPier from you, Talia! 🏆” (Facebook)
  • Milford Junior Women’s Club: “We’re bringing back our Galentine’s Day gift!!! Do you know a lady from Milford who is just AWESOME? I’m sure! 📣 Tell us about her! at…” (Facebook)
  • Milford, Connecticut Regional Chamber of Commerce: “Leave us a comment on how you are spending your Sunday?” (Facebook)
  • Milford Arts Council, MAC: “Our Figure Studio sessions will resume on February 23. These sessions will be held at the Firehouse Gallery with an in-person model. Each session is $20 and the class will run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. This class is open for.. .” (Facebook)
  • Milford Prevention Tip: “‘If They Had Known’ is a documentary about an accidental death that shouldn’t have happened. Children now casually mix alcohol with commonly prescribed drugs unaware that they may be putting themselves in danger, and in this…” (Facebook)
  • Milford Public Library: “Join us on Thursday 10/2 at 7pm via Zoom for a workshop on the free image editing program, GIMP, which is getting better with every version, even crawling on Photoshop! Make your images look better using the tools, and menu option…” (Facebook)
  • Lauraton Hall: “The national average for school counselor workloads remains high, with 424 students per counselor for the 2019-20 school year. Professional guidelines recommend a ratio of 250 students per counsellor. “We’re lucky that Lauralton…” (Facebook)
  • Women’s Executive Network, Milford: “Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of our upcoming events? Sign up at the bottom of this page. https://networkofexecutivewomen.org” (Facebook)
  • Milford Recreation: “Do you love Milford as much as we do? Check out the #lovelocalcontest on the Discover Milford, CT page for a chance to win a gift card to one of our local establishments each week in February! (There’s even entries bonus you can earn for p…” (Facebook)
  • Milford, Connecticut Regional Chamber of Commerce: “4 easy ways to help support our local business community right now!” (Facebook)
  • Bridges Healthcare, Inc.: “One in three teens report being abused by a partner. Bridges’ B-SAFE Project works with five schools in Milford, West Haven and Platt Tech on many topics, including dating violence and sexual assault. Learn more about B…” (Facebook)
  • Milford, Connecticut Regional Chamber of Commerce: “Do you have any goals set for this week? #MotivationalMonday #MilfordCT #MilfordRegionalChamberOfCommerce” (Facebook)
  • Milford Prevention Tip: “Fentanyl continues to be a huge problem among young people in CT. https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/16-year-old-student-suffers-apparent-fentanyl-overdose-at-bloomfield- high-police /2712231/” (Facebook)
  • Next door neighbor, Merwin Avenue: “Are you struggling? – Do you just want to set goals? Join me Wednesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tri Beach Neighborhood Center! Bring a journal, pen, open mind, water and wear loose clothing. Wear a mask please. $10 fee – these M…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Devon/Walnut Beach: “Hi Neighbours, – I’m looking to fill my class with stained glass. It starts this Wednesday from 6:00 am to 9:00 am at the Birdseye Community Center in Stratford. It’s a great time. You will be creating a sun catcher and also a sign to hang a window. Thank you…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Devon/Walnut Beach: “SUPER DISCOUNT – “MD DESIGN & BUILD LLC” Refresh – Repair – Renovate Call for your estimate: will beat any price. …” (The Next Door)
  • Next door neighbour, Naugatuck Gardens: “Chef Emporium – What’s up with Chef’s Emporium in Orange? Went there today around 1 and it was closed BUT the store inside looks well stocked, the sign on the door says “open” and the store’s opening hours are displayed in the window….” (next)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Devon/Walnut Beach: “Hi everyone! – I’m looking for someone to build a porch and a roof over the entrance. Any recommendations?” (next door)
  • Next door neighbour, Cedarhurst/Forest: “Accounting Tutor – Hi! I’m looking for an accounting tutor for my daughter. It’s a basic college level.” (next door)

More from our sponsors – please support the local news!

  • Retirement Tax Seminar (February 8)
  • Free University Planning Workshop in Derby (February 10)
  • 2nd Annual Magical Escape Show hosted by the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (February 11)
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Twisted Vine Restaurant (February 14)
  • Mediumship Gallery Reading with psychic medium Tracy Ann McGrath (March 3)
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All right, all is well for today. I’ll join you early tomorrow with another update!

Chris Rhatigan

About me: Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor.

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