• Sat 11/1 and Sun 11/2: Work to be done at clubhouse and rental house!

  • Painting to be done in the rental house Sat. after 10 am, Sun. after 11:00. Equipment is there, just wear old clothes and come to work!
    Also, Sunday between 11:00 and 12:00, need a group of men (as many as possible) to finish unloading the trailer that is filled with our belongings from the storage area (tents, poles,play sets, grill, boxes of supplies, a grill, a freezer, and more!). The person who kindly lent us the trailer throughout the festival and beyond, needs it returned to him after Sunday. Our new storage area is in the newly whitewashed basement of the clubhouse, and will provide a $500 per month savings on storage rental.

  • The News

  • NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE IHSM MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR This honor is open to any member who has been in good standing for at least one year. Please submit your nominations in writing to any member of the Executive Board, and please include their names, your name, and the reason you feel they should be chosen. You many email board members directly from the Contact page of the website or you may mail a note to Executive Board, c/o IHSM , 131 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT 06460. Deadline for nominations is the November 25th meeting. The planning for the corned beef dinner dance held in their honor has already begun, and will take place early to mid-February.

    ANNUAL FOOD COLLECTION: To all IHSM Members – Our collection of non-perishable food items for the Milford Senior Center , concluded at October 28th meeting. All food will be delivered in early November, and the food bank is open to all Milford residents. Thank you everyone for your generous support to this worthwhile cause.

    FESTIVAL SWEATSHIRTS – message from Nancy Smith: a portion of the re-order was received and distributed on October 28th, and the balance will arrive in another week. Those who ordered will be contacted to make arrangements for pick-up. Thanks for your order.

    WEBSITE EMAIL ADDRESS LIST Reminder: If you wish to receive monthly email newsletters and other announcements, you must register your email on the IHSM website, www.milfordirish.org. After you register, you will receive an email generated from the website, and then you need to reply to it, to confirm you want to receive the email correspondence. Currently there are about 240 registered, but about 40 have not confirmed with that email reply. That final step is the key! This method of communication with our membership is easy and is done with no mailing cost to the club. Timely information can be sent out regarding upcoming events, cancellations, work schedules for the clubhouse, and so on.

    NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE CLUBHOUSE CANCELLED. Due to the increased scope of work for the completion of the clubhouse renovations, the Activities Committee, with approval of the Executive Board, has voted to cancel the New Year’s Eve party that was being planned. In fairness to the Kathy Thompson Band, and to the 72 people who signed up to attend, the decision had to be made this month. The band is enthusiastic about doing an event at our new home after we open, and they generously accepted the cancellation with no penalty to us. The committee is disappointed, and apologies to all those who were looking forward to it. The good news – we will have lots of parties and events very soon!
  • Milford Veteran’s Day Parade, Sunday, November 9th, step-off 2 pm

  • IHSM marchers needed- gather at Wasson Field at 1:15. Hopefully we will have the 36-38 people we need for our entire array of flags and banners, in honor of our veterans. Brian Murphy will be coordinating this event, with a sign up sheet at the 10/28 meeting . Anyone interested, but not attending the meeting, call Brian @ 203-338-1240 or email brytymrjg@yahoo.com to be added the list. It is helpful to know in advance how many will participate, so please RSVP to him.
    *Also note that the day before, Saturday, Nov. 8th, a “Salute to Veterans” will be held at Lismans Landing from 10am to 7pm. Items will be collected for people in need. Food Trucks, Beer Truck, Cornhole Tournament, Touch-a-Truck etc. Bands. Milford Veteran’s names will be read all day. The night will end with a fantastic fireworks show at 7pm. The Milford Elks will be having bands, food, etc starting at 4pm and continuing throughout the night. They will be collecting donations for the veterans. If you have time please stop by.

  • IHSM Happenings – November and beyond..


  • MONDAY NOVEMBER 3RD, 5-7 pm, Happy Hour at Off The Hook, 138 Bridgeport Ave, Milford – OUR SOON-TO-BE NEW NEIGHBOR. Complimentary appetizers, domestic beer specials, $1 off drinks, 50 cent clams and $1 oysters! Come and experience the great new space that was formerly Al Dente.

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, Milford’s Veterans Day Parade. Assemble at Wasson Field parking lot, behind Parsons Bldg, on West Main St, between 1:00 and 1:15. If you didn’t sign up at the meeting, please contact Brian Murphy at brytymrjg@yahoo.com to let him know you are going to be there. We need 36 marchers in order to display our full array of county flags, along with the IHSM banner, American flag, and Irish flag. Let’s show our gratitude to our veterans by giving an hour or so to honor them.

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 12:30 pm, monthly luncheon, Stonebridge Restaurant, 50 Daniel St, Milford. Special price fixed buffet, $15 including tip, featuring garden salad, chicken piccata, penne marinara, pork tenderloin with pan gravy, bread and butter, coffee, tea, iced tea, and cookies.PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6TH. Contact Priscilla James at pcjames60@gmail.com.

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, tentative date for Children’s Christmas Party. Jennifer Hussey is finalizing the details, but please contact her NOW if you are interested, indicating how many children and their ages. Contact her at jenniferhussey71@yahoo.com .