UPDATE ON CLUBHOUSE BUILDING Our mortgage has been approved for purchase of the Star Cafe property on Bridgeport Avenue in the Devon section of Milford! Having our own home will become a reality very soon!
NEW SUNSHINE COMMITTEE CHAIR. Joan Sullivan is now the contact for information about members who are ill, hospitalized, have lost a loved one, or are celebrating a momentous occasion, so that a card can be sent. Please email her at email@example.com with as much information as possible, including the member’s address, and brief note re: the reason for the card. Many thanks go out to Marge Bagley the excellent job she did!
Member Marti Reed will donate 10% of the amount of any IHSM member’s purchase at The Canvas Patch, to the Irish Heritage Society of Milford, from now through March 17th. Offer applies not only to her fantastic Irish offerings, but to all her unique items!
The shop is located in downtown Milford, at 5 River St. (next to Subway) and the hours are Mon – Sat, 10:30 – 5:30, and Sun 12-4. Possible closing on bad weather Mondays.
Phone: 203-878-7505. Thanks, Marti!
9th Annual Milford Irish Festival Meeting, Thursday 3/20/14, 7:00 pm, at Margaret Egan Center, 35 Matthew St, Milford. Room number will be posted on website, but is also posted in hallway of the building that day. Brief wrap-up of 2013 festival, followed by initial planning session for 2014 festival. Some chairmanships are open, so opportunity exists for new members to jump right in and help, and allow long-standing committee heads to “pass the baton”, and help out in different areas. New ideas and skills are the key to our continuing success!
Flag Bearers Needed for Area Parades
The Irish Heritage Society of Milford takes Great Pride in presenting the County Flags of Ireland at the following area parades (40 people needed for each parade):
Saturday March 15 @ 11am Milford’s 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade
Sunday March 16 @ 11am New Haven St. Patrick’s Parade
Monday March 17 @ 11am Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday March 23 @ 10am Mystic’s Irish Parade – we are making an effort to get a bus filled with Marchers and Flag Bearers.
Hilary Schorsh @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddie McEnerney @ email@example.com
Further details on meeting places and times will be posted here, and emailed to subscribing members. Stay tuned!!
MILFORD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IS SATURDAY, MARCH 15th– Step off time is 1:00 pm. County flag bearers needed for IHSM marching unit! Minimum of 37 marchers needed! All are welcome to join our group – families encouraged! Meet up at 11:00 in 1st Congregational Church parking lot on W. Main St.
DETAILS ON OTHER EVENTS RELATED TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY – SAVE THESE DATES AND MAKE YOUR PLANS!
GO TO Non-IHSM Events
Sunday, March 9th, 8 am to 1 pm, Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Masonic Hall, downtown Milford.
Saturday, March 15th, post-parade party at Crush Sports Cafe, 1015 Bridgeport Ave.
Free admission and TWO BANDS!!
New York Brogue band will go on at 3:00, and Calley McGrane will perform at 8:00.
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE Non-IHSM Events FOR ACTIVITIES NOT SPONSORED BY IHSM, BUT AVAILABLE LOCALLY! MONTHLY INVITATIONS FROM COMHALTAS ARE POSTED HERE AS WELL!
SPECIAL NOTICE: No Happy Hour or luncheon scheduled for March. Due to the many activities and fundraising opportunities related to the Milford Parade and St. Patrick’s Day, we are skipping the usual first Monday of the month Happy Hour. Please support the IHSM Man/Woman Dinner and the Parade fundraisers instead!
Saturday, March 22nd, Irish Heritage Night at the Sound Tigers, Webster Arena, Bridgeport. The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut and The Milford Irish Heritage Society are co-hosting “Irish Heritage Night” at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game March 22! IHSM will be presenting the county flags of Ireland on the field at the opening ceremony – 34 marchers needed!!
Tickets are just $30 (including pre-game buffet and ticket) or $16 (game only). Buffet at 5:00 pm, game at 7:00 pm.
Contact Stephanie Perry (203-376-6683) or Michael McCabe (203-882-9983) for more info and to order tickets. Perfect conclusion to the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day “season”!!!
Monday, May 19th – 11:30 am – Annual Lyle James Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing Mill River Country Club, $165 per person, includes carts, BBQ lunch, post-golf generous hot hors d’oeuvres buffet and one hour open bar. Golfers, sponsors, and workers needed !! $100 tee signs – sponsor your home county! Foursomes encouraged, but not mandatory. You do not have to be a golfer to help out that day or in advance! Please contact Mike McCabe to help with the event or to make reservations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
SUPPORT THE MILFORD ST. PAT’S PARADE – Sunday, March 9th, 8 am to 1 pm, Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Masonic Hall, Milford, downtown, next to Milford Bank. Donation $7.00. Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, pastry,coffee, tea, juice. Good company, lots of wearin’ of the green, and some lovely servers you will surely recognize. You won’t go away hungry! No reservations required.
Sunday, April 6th, 1:30 pm, Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt, Wildemere Beach Congregational Church, 133 Broadway, Milford No admission charge, and all children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces of IHSM members are welcome. Have a friend or neighbor with Irish heritage? Invite them and their little ones, too! Bring a basket for collecting the eggs!
Please contact Jenn Hussey – reservations are required.
Email: email@example.com or call 203-605-7743.