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publisher’s letter Welcome to the autumn issue of Milford Living! The autumn season is a highlight of firsts for the waning year. It’s the time for the first kindling of the fireplace, the first crisp sips of fresh apple cider, and the first signs of riotous color as the leaves turn their vibrant yellows and reds. It’s a time to get reacquainted with our favorite sweaters and catch up with our rakes and build piles of leaves for kids and dogs to leap into with joy. But most importantly, autumn is a season of togetherness, where we give thanks for our families, friends, and a community that cares for itself and its people. In this issue we celebrate two staple joys of the autumn season: the soul-lifting experience of giving back to the community and the uplifting experience of preparing and sharing meals together. Mother Nature’s bounty inspires us to get creative with our cooking, and with homemade favorites on every menu, we took this opportunity to share a dozen of ours. Nowhere is the ongoing generosity of the Milford community more apparent than during the colder months. We encourage you to give thanks this year L i v i n g Milford is for Living
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this season interesting and some are useful. I especially like birdhouse gourds. Ornamental gourds are usually purchased in mixed seed packs, so you can get a variety of colors and shapes.” According to Macri, plant breeders are working on new types of gourds. “I like Autumn Wings and Goblin Eggs,” she says. “Heirloom varietal seeds can be purchased from Fedco and other seed companies, but modern hybrid squashes are more productive.” Cucumbers, yep…they’re also gourds. Aside
from a tasty and energizing snack, they offer a multitude of benefits: cucumber can erase pen, crayon, and marker, improve facial wrinkles, shine shoes, create a soothing steam when boiled, defog mirrors, eliminate bad breath,
écor, device, or delicacy, gourds are plentiful during autumn in New England, used to festoon our tables, porches, and mantles to help celebrate the harvest season. The variety of colors, sizes, and shapes of gourds are endless; like a snowflake, no two are alike. And a funny thing about gourds…they’re not just for decoration.
be used like WD40, and—gratefully—prevent hangovers. Originally from Asia, the loofa (yes, your skin scrubber is a gourd) can be grown in our climate. Once dried it becomes a perfect grooming tool. Birdhouses made of bottle gourds attract
pan sauté, yellow squash chips,
purple martins to Milford. A threatened species,
England, and the cultivation
zucchini bread, and pumpkin
they play a vital role by keeping pests from
of the Cucurbitacea species
pie are favorites of growers…
began more than 15,000 years
and buyers at local farmer’s
ago. One of the earliest farmed
markets. The overtly large Blue
plants, their prolific growth
Hubbard squash generally
and versatility made them a
baffles buyers. Ornament or ed-
staple crop. When dehydrated,
ible? They are easily baked with
gourds develop a hard shell. An
rosemary and olive oil—quite
ancient practice of using forms
or molds around them as they
Maria Macri, owner of
grew allowed people to create a
RIvercrest Farm has been
growing gourds for years.
Anyone who grows squash can give you dozens of recipes.
“Gourds are traditionally grown on the ground, but for
So when they’re ready to harvest, be ready
anyone with limited space, a trellis or chain
to cook. Zucchini parmesan, baked spaghetti
link fence is ideal for letting the vines climb
squash, butternut puree, maple acorn, Patty
up,” she says. Grown in full sun, “All gourds are
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Gourds are native to New
devouring our gardens. Although birdhouses
serve as home-grown musical instruments that
used on the Wheeler Marsh at the Audubon
can hit every note.
Society are made of simulated bottle gourds,
And let’s not forget the king of the gourd…
the shape attracts and hosts Milford’s martins.
the pumpkin! While purchasing pumpkins is
(You can view them via webcam at www.
a seasonal rite of passage, picking the perfect
one is easy here in Milford. Patches in town
Much more than a seasonal decoration,
include Rivercrest Farm, Robert Treat Farm, the
gourds can be fashioned into a wide array of
First Congregational Church, and Pumpkins
objects including tools, objects of art, vessels for
on the Pier. They offer pumpkin aficionados a
water and wine, and—to go with that wine—a
pleasant stroll while deciding which will make
bit of music. Gourds of many varieties were,
the perfect jack ‘o lantern.
and continue to be, made into instruments.
Whether eating them, admiring them, or
Dried with their own seeds to create maracas,
playing them, this ancient practical produce
hollowed out and covered with skins for drums,
will surely be enjoyed for years, centuries, and
perforated with holes as wind instruments, and
millennium to come.
fitted with strings to strum as a guitar, gourds
—Susan Carroll Dwyer
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at your service
60 Years United!
n November 3, 2017, United Way of Milford will hold a 60th Anniversary Gala to celebrate six decades of community service. “From its early United Fund roots in 1957 to the present day, United Way has been serving the Milford community through its vast network of partner agencies and human service programs,” says Gary Johnson, the agency’s president and CEO. From “its long history and legacy of humble beginnings, the 60 years of United Way of Milford history has been primarily about raising and pooling funds for boots on the ground work by non-profit organizations by creating a collaborative table for deliberations which bring many together on behalf of the community.”
punch in a city like Milford,” says Johnson. “The ability of United Way to engage donors, leaders, and sectors on behalf of a common cause is unparalleled.” Dan Prestin, the current president of the Board of Directors, views his 10-plus years of service as its own reward. The volunteer work doesn’t end after the money is distributed. “Our Community Impact committee reviews the status of existing member organizations in detail to understand how effective their programs have been. We perform on-site visits and collectively decide how to distribute available funds
Johnson’s knowledge about the agency
effect” of the annual campaign, which chan-
that will do the most good.” This same fund
stems from his 39 years of employment with
nels contributions to 20 Milford community
has distributed seed grants to programs like
United Way of Milford, 31 of those years at
partner agencies. As Johnson points out,
Food 2 Kids, Milford Prevention Council,
the helm. “United Way is amazingly collec-
“Your one gift can multiply itself.”
and Get In Touch Foundation.
tive in its core approach to helping, keeping
Fund allocation is always a lengthy, pains-
To identify new sources of revenue,
its overhead low, budgets lean and mean,
taking process, one that not only educates
Prestin and his board have been working on
voluntarism strong, and community leaders
and inspires volunteers, but encourages
a strategic plan. “Our donors are in large part
supported and engaged.” At United Way’s
them to become decision makers. “Contribu-
businesses, business leaders, local govern-
core is what he refers to as “the multiplier
tions of time and resources pack a mighty
ment employees, and ‘boomer’ residents,” he explains. “But over time that base has decreased, especially with the move of some major corporations out of Milford and many boomers moving to warmer communities.” While acknowledging that the current “philanthropic landscape” has changed due to diminishing federal and state coffers, competition for online donations, what he calls “less face-to-face-time,” and the challenge of connecting “with the millennial generation,” Johnson remains confident about celebrating his agency’s past, present, and future on November 3rd. The gala will take place at Birchwoods at Oaklane in Woodbridge with NBC-CT co-anchor Heidi Voight (a former Milford Community leaders are honored at the 2017 Community Builders Awards Dinner.
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resident and Miss Connecticut) serving as
THE 20 PARTNER AGENCIES THAT RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE UNITED WAY OF MILFORD
emcee. It promises to be a festive evening of food, music, and fundraising with a chance
Community Health Charities
Milford Prevention Council
Girl Scouts/ Boy Scouts
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do not go away.” Still he knows, based on 60
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters
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years of history, that “Our United Way will
Boys & Girls Club
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to acknowledge “how the community comes together in times of need,” says Johnson.
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family time process. Within a half hour of collecting, place each leaf between two layers of paper towel or, preferably, wax paper. The trick to keeping the colors sharp is to remove the moisture as quickly as possible from the leaves. If you happen to pick up leaves on a whim and are unable preserve them as quickly as desired, place them in a plastic bag with a sealable top and remove as much air from the bag as possible. This will buy some more time before your leaves begin to turn.
Preserving Autumn I
n my house, we collect things. I’m not sure when or where it began really, but somewhere along the way, my kids became serious collectors. Whether scouring for sea glass and seashells along the shore, plucking Queen Anne’s Lace from the trails, or filling their pockets with fallen acorns from the towering oak trees out back, they are always picking things up. Which begs the question—what do we do with all of this stuff? For marbles, you’ve got jars. For trophies,
hands of babes? In fact, there is! You can keep autumn’s color and fall’s best
you’ve got shelves. But what about those
memories alive by preserving
treasures found in nature? What about
autumn leaves to treasure
for years to come.
Come October, it’s all about the leaves. Getting into the car to go to school, heading
to the playground, or walking to the library
Start by selecting the
often takes double the time as they collect
absolute best specimens
those fallen leaves lining their path. From
for your collection.
mid-to-late fall, I am continuously handed
Sunny days and dry
carefully curated bouquets filled with
leaves are optimal for
golden maple, copper oak, and rich purple
damaged leaves since
Surely there must be a way to savor and
any imperfections will be
preserve these tiny tokens given from the
accentuated in the drying
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Leaves must undergo a lengthy drying and preserving process that can take up to six weeks. The optimal way to preserve leaves is by using a leaf press, which not only preserves much of the leaf’s color and shape, but also reduces moisture, therefore minimizing mold and spoilage. If you don’t own a press, just gently place each leaf, with its paper, between the pages of a large book. It’s best to keep at least 10 pages between leaves and be sure to use a second book if you have a lot of leaves. Stack at least five more books (or at least
five pounds of pressure) on top, and let them
leaves. Without the tree’s chlorophyll, the
the tree’s identity. You can help children
sit for 10 days or more. Keep the books in
colors that were once hidden—brilliant reds,
preserve the leaves they collect and identify
a dry room and, for best results, change the
oranges, and yellows—are revealed.
by making prints.
blotting paper after the first few days of
To help even your youngest children understand this concept, you can offer a
hands-on experience by collecting, preserv-
We’ve all made leaf crayon rubbings, so
ing, identifying, and examining leaves to
make sure your kids enjoy the experience
Fall offers the perfect opportunity to
further their understanding of how and why
as well. Start by placing a leaf on a smooth,
celebrate the change of seasons and explore
leaves change color in the fall.
hard surface, vein side up, covering it with
Collecting with Children science, art, and literacy through leaf col-
Head out on a nature walk and ask your
a piece of paper. Then take a crayon of
lecting with children. Collecting also means
children to collect as many different color
any color and peel off the paper. Holding
the kids get outside, move, run, climb, and
leaves as they can find. Leaves are also used
the crayon length-wise, rub it back and
explore along the way.
to identify trees. Using a tree identification
forth across the paper, over the leaf. It’s a
field guide, compare the leaf structure
completely satisfying way to create a replica
described in the guide to the real-life speci-
sure to delight children of all ages and to
Think back to those early science lessons. When the weather gets colder, leaves begin
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utumn is a season for the senses. The eye delights to the color of nature’s changes, the ears to the sound of crunching leaves, and the skin to the feel of the brisk air. But for the nose and the mouth, the glorious smells and tastes of autumn bring a sensory explosion unlike any other time of the year. Favorite flavors (hello pumpkin everything!) In honor of the feast that is fall, Milford Living contributors and staff share some of their favorite recipes—both year-round favorites and seasonal specialties.
NUTMEGGER APPLE PIE Suzanne Cahill, Publisher
INGREDIENTS: 10 apples 1 /4 teaspoon salt 1 /2 cup sugar 1 /4 teaspoon of cinnamon 2 tablespoons flour 1 recipe plain pastry 1 tablespoon of butter 1 dash of nutmeg
MORNING SMOOTHIE Michael Clark, Writer
3 2 3 1 /4 1 /4 1
kale leaves large tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseed (grind in a coffee grinder) shakes of cinnamon cup of Greek yogurt cup of milk cup of water (approx.)
DIRECTIONS: 1. Blend all together in a blender or Vitamix between 30 - 60 seconds. 2. Pour into a large glass mug and enjoy. The raw garlic will take getting used to, but once you do, you’re on the road to a healthy lifestyle.
INGREDIENTS: 3 ice cubes 1 Large handful blueberries or blackberries 2 large garlic cloves 3 grape tomatoes 6-7 grapes 1 /4 banana 1 Large carrot 1 Large handful of broccoli
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DIRECTIONS: 1. Pare apples and slice to desired size. 2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, and a dash of nutmeg together and mix in apples. 3. Line your pie pan with pastry, then fill with apple mixture. 4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the apple mixture. 5. Dot mixture with butter and cover with your top crust. 6. Carefully cut the top center of the crust to allow the pie to vent while cooking. 7. Bake in very hot oven at (450) for 20 minutes. 9. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 35 minutes longer.
ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS INGREDIENTS: 1 large pumpkin Sea salt or your favorite spice DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Retrieve your favorite cookie sheet. 3. Cut a circle at the top of your pumpkin and remove the top. 4. Start scraping the inside of your pumpkin. 5. Removing the guts and pick out the seeds. 6. Place the seeds in a strainer and rinse
6. 7. 8.
thoroughly, removing any remaining pumpkin goo. Shake out as much water as you can. Spread the seeds out on the cookie sheet and salt to taste or add whatever flavor you like: garlic, pepper, sweet, or spicy. Sprinkle your seasonings
over the seeds and place in the oven. 9. Pumpkin seeds vary in size depending on the pumpkin. 10. Keep an eye on them – sometimes they’ll cook up
quicker than expected. 11. Use a spatula to swish them around so they cook evenly. 12. You can also add more flavor if needed. The best way to see if they’re ready is a taste test!
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5. Put dough ball into bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil and place in a plastic bag (leave bag open) and refrigerate overnight. 6. Take dough out about an hour before cooking and let rise to room temperature. 7. Preheat oven to 500. 8. Lightly flour surface and place dough on flour. 9. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to an approximate 14” circle. (If it doesn’t roll out easily or snaps back, let it sit for a while longer.) 10. Dust a 14” pizza pan or pizza stone with corn meal, place dough on pan, and stretch dough to edges. 11. Add your favorite sauce. (I use a can of plum tomatoes with a 1/2
tsp. of dried basil pulsed in a blender about 8 or ten times.) 12. Scoop a ladle of sauce onto the dough and use ladle to spread sauce in a circular motion from the center to about 1/2 inch from edge of dough. 13. Sprinkle with black pepper and add fresh, thinly cut garlic to entire pizza. 14. Cover with shredded mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. 15. Add additional topics of your choice. 16. Sprinkle with olive oil and place in oven. 17. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Pizza should have a little black char on the edges. 18. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before slicing.
2 good sized zucchini 2 tomatoes 1 pepper 1 pound of ground beef 1 /2 cup of grated cheese 1 large egg 1 Pinch of Italian seasoning 1 cup of bread crumbs 1 cup mozzarella Salt and pepper to taste 1. Slice a zucchini in half lengthwise and hollow out the center of each half,
leaving about 1/4 to hold the filling. 2. Set aside to chop up scooped zucchini and then mix together with remaining ingredients. 3. Scoop mixture back into “boats” and sprinkle with mozzarella. 4. Bake in a casserole dish at 325 for 1 hour 30 minutes. 5. Check to make sure it is nice and tender. 6. Pour a glass of wine and relax. and enjoy a nice meal.
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INGREDIENTS: 24 ounces cherry tomatoes (about 4 cups), stemmed 1 /4 cup olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, pressed
21/4 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper (or as needed) 2 tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram or 2 tsp. dried marjoram (could use
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 450. 2. Toss tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, and 1 tbsp. marjoram in a large bowl. 3. Place chicken on rimmed baking sheet. 4. Pour tomato mixture over chicken, arranging tomatoes in single layer on
sheet around the chicken. 4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. 5. Roast until chicken is cooked through and tomatoes are blistered, about 35 minutes. 6. Transfer chicken to plates. 7. Spoon tomatoes and juices over. 8. Sprinkle with remaining marjoram. 9. Serve with crusty bread and/or mashed potatoes to soak up the delicious juices, plus a nice salad!
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By Steven Johnson
When the first Milford settlers arrived in 1639, “Game was plentiful
in the surrounding forests. There was an abundance of both hard and soft woods—oak, chestnut, butternut, hickory, maple, red cedar, hemlock, and elm. During its first four years, Milford developed from a wilderness, inhabited by wild animals and Indians, to a healthy, thriving village.” Thus sayeth The History of Milford Connecticut, 1629-1939. Historically, Connecticut’s native wildlife included species
forested brushy wetland habitats improved. Fishers were
that people might be surprised to learn were common in the
reintroduced in the northwest area by the Connecticut
area during the 1600s. In addition to black bears, bobcats,
Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in 1988.
and fishers (or fisher cats), wolves, elk, moose, beavers, and
Coyotes expanded their range into the Eastern United States
mountain lions were all part of the 1600’s landscape. (Coyotes
during the 1950s.
were not present at that time in the eastern United States.) Forests in the early 1600s covered about 98 percent of the Connecticut landscape. Conquering the wilderness to create a healthy and thriving village meant cutting trees for fuel, to build homes, and create farms and fences for crops and cover in Connecticut remained. The loss of habitat and hunting meant that by the late 1700s, forest-dependent animals like black bears and bobcats were no longer living in our area. These cleared lands slowly reverted as agriculture gave way to manufacturing, and by 1950, the state boasted 70 percent forest cover. Presently, it is estimated that Connecticut’s forest cover is about 55 percent. Northern remnant populations of black bears and bobcats have expanded their range south towards Milford as the
PHOTO BY PAUL J. FUSCO/ CT DEEP-WILDLIFE
PHOTO BY PAUL J. FUSCO/ CT DEEP-WILDLIFE
livestock. By the mid-1800s, less than 20 percent of forest
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INTERESTING FACTS: Black bears are not classified as true hibernators
but their body temperature is lowered and heart rate slows during winter denning. Denning enables bears to overcome unfavorable weather conditions and lack of food during winter. Denning bears do not eat, drink,
Yearling black bear in Milford. Photo taken at a residence on Elm Street.
this year was a young male called
It is natural for the yearling males
DEEP successfully relocated the
Ursus americanus began to be
a yearling. He would have been
to venture out on their own look-
visiting yearling bear out of the
seen again in 1955. CT DEEP
born in January or February of
ing for suitable habitat areas the
Milford area on July 8th. Milford
wildlife biologists now estimate
2016. Bear cubs stay with the
second summer. After a month
has had one bear sighting in each
there are about 600 to 700 bears
mom, for a little more than a year.
traveling through Milford, CT
of the last several years.
urinate, or defecate.
in Connecticut with the largest population concentrated in the northwest part of the state. Black bears are not normally aggressive towards humans, but, of course, deserve special respect because they are powerful animals. Black bears eat a diverse diet of nuts, berries, leaves, The bear that visited Milford from through June and July of
As unlikely as it sounds you do have to “Be Bear Aware” in Milford, judging from the path of the black bear yearling that visited Milford this past summer.
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CT DEEP WILDLIFE DIVISION’S “BE BEAR AWARE”
insects, and small animals.
BOBCAT Lynx rufus is Connecticut’s only native wild cat. The bobcat is
INTERESTING FACTS: Bobcats are most active just after dusk
COYOTES Canis latrans are natives west
and before dawn. Secretive, solitary, and seldom observed, they
of the Mississippi River that mi-
a stout-bodied, medium-sized
may cover their kills with leaves, grass, snow, and even hair from
grated east, arriving in Connecti-
feline, with a short “bobbed” tail.
the carcass. They will revisit a carcass until most of it is consumed.
cut in the mid-1950s. Coyotes
Dense, brushy, wooded wetland
tend to be more slender than
areas are where these stealthy
dogs and have wide, pointed
and patient hunters are at home.
munks, mice, voles, snowshoe
taken by bobcats are most likely
ears, a long, tapered muzzle, yel-
According to CT DEEP their diet
hares, white-tailed deer, birds,
sick, injured, young, or very old.
low eyes, slender legs, small feet,
ranges from cottontail rabbits,
and, to a much lesser extent,
Bobcats also prey on domestic
and a straight, bushy tail carried
woodchucks, squirrels, chip-
insects and reptiles. Deer that are
animals, such as poultry.
low to the ground. Coyotes are
Bobcats like brushy, wooded wetland areas where they tend to be most active just after dusk
PAUL J. FUSCO/ CT DEEP-WILDLIFE
and before dawn.
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PAUL J. FUSCO/ CT DEEP-WILDLIFE
INTERESTING FACTS: Coyotes
are monogamous. The male and female usually maintain pair bonds for several years. In Connecticut, the breeding season is from January-March. Pups are born in spring (April to mid-May) and litters range in size from 1-12 pups; the average in CT is 7. Both adults care for the young. Pups begin foraging and hunting with the adults when they are 8-13 weeks old.
are usually dark brown to nearly black. They prefer large areas of evergreen or mixed hardwood and evergreen forest cover. They den in trees or sometimes in rocky crevices. Squirrels, rabbits, mice, voles, carrion, fruits, mast (primarily beechnuts), porcuCoyotes are relatively new
opportunistic and use a variety
carrion, poultry, and garbage.
pines, birds, and frogs are their
Connecticut residents, arriving in
of habitats, including developed
In Connecticut, unsupervised
main diet. Fishers are secretive,
the state in the mid-1950s. Fishers
areas like wooded suburbs,
pets, particularly outdoor cats
nocturnal, and rarely seen in
(below) were reintroduced to the
parks, beaches, and office parks.
and small dogs are vulnerable to
state in the late 1980s.
Their ability to survive and take
in and around these “man-
HELP KEEP THE WILD IN WILDLIFE
made” habitats has resulted in
Pekania pennanti is one of many
Tempting though it may be, do
an increase in coyote sightings
CT DEEP success stories. In 1988,
not feed wild animals. Do not
and related conflicts. A coyote’s
Fishers were re-introduced in
leave food outdoors or leave
diet consists predominantly of
northwestern Connecticut. The
garbage exposed. Feeding birds
mice, woodchucks, squirrels,
fisher’s long, slender body, short
only from November to March
rabbits, deer, some fruits,
legs, and elongated, bushy tail
and keeping your pets leashed
PAUL J. FUSCO/ CT DEEP-WILDLIFE
advantage of food sources found
are good practices. Wildlife that
INTERESTING FACTS: The fisher is a large member of the weasel
family. Its name is inappropriate because, unlike the closely related river otter, fishers seldom eat fish. The name is related to the name “fitch”
becomes habituated to food from people is not healthy for the wildlife, people, or pets. To learn more about Connecti-
meaning a European polecat, a species familiar to early settlers who may
cut’s diverse wildlife and the 2015
have seen a resemblance, or mistaken the fisher for the polecat.
Wildlife Action Plan, visit www. ct.gov/deep.
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BY DEREK JONES
It’s that time of the year. Leaves cover the streets and buses load up each morning on corners across the city to carry their cargo off to school. The days of lazy hours at the beach and endless bike rides (for both students and teachers) have been traded for homework assignments and dioramas. And those warm summer evening strolls will soon be replaced with brisk walks through the woods. In honor of autumn and the back to school season that accompanies it, we
asked the leaders of Milford’s four high schools to share a favorite recipe with the rest of the community. Think of this collection of recipes as the community coming together to share
some special dishes. It’s just one more thing that makes Milford so special.
Principal Max Berkowitz Joseph A. Foran High School ML: What is your go-to recipe during the school year and why is it important to you?
MB: One of my favorite recipes is my Aunt Jackie’s noodle pudding. It is absolutely
delicious! During my childhood, Aunt Jackie made it during the holidays and sometimes on a random day when I was craving it. Although it is my aunt’s recipe, my mother also made it and my wife, Jennifer, continues to carry on the tradition today. Besides the great taste, the noodle pudding reminds me of family and many happy times we’ve had in the past.
ML: What words of wisdom could you provide for returning and new high school students for this school year? MB: Be you, work hard, and take advantage of the many academic and extracurricular opportunities that high school has to offer. Make a commitment to challenge yourself, show kindness and compassion to others, and always remember to have fun!
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Noodle Pudding INGREDIENTS: 11/2 bags Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles 12 eggs (6 whole and 6 yolks) 1 cup sugar 11/2 cup oil 11/2 or 2 cups chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS: 1. Boil noodles until soft and drain
with cold water. 2. Leave noodles alone for 20 minutes to avoid sticking. 3. In separate bowl, mix eggs, oil sugar, nuts, and cinnamon. 4. Grease the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with oil. 5. Bake at 350 for one hour (or until center is set and top is brown/ crispy.
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Principal Scott Zito Platt Technical High School ML: What is your go-to recipe during the school year and why is it important to you?
SZ: My favorite recipe has always been Zuppa Di Pesche.
The blend of seafood in a rich spicy tomato sauce makes it my favorite—and a Sicilian specialty—although there are numerous variations from across Italy. This dish takes a minimal amount of preparation but can yield excellent results.
ML: What words of wisdom could you provide for returning and new high school students for this school year?
SZ: Each school year is a new beginning and an opportunity to
grow academically, socially, and as good citizens. Each school is a microcosm of society. I have learned that it takes everyone working together to make the city a great place to be. Find your place. We all have valuable contributions to make. Always remember, hard work is the key to success. Grow at your own pace and enjoy the climb. Those who persevere always reach the finish line.
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Zuppa Di Pesche INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 /4 cup basil finely chopped 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 16 oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 2 cups dry white wine 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes 8 mussels, scrubbed, and rinsed (soaking with corn flour will cause the clams to emit sand) 8 small clams 8 large shrimp 8 large scallops 1 clove garlic
2 bunches Italian parsley, finely chopped INGREDIENTS FOR BASIC TOMATO SAUCE: 1 /4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 2 16-ounce cans of peeled whole, or crushed tomatoes. (Peeled must be crushed by hand) 1 cup of red wine Salt, to taste DIRECTIONS: 1. In a small saucepan, boil the shrimp until pink and save the broth. 2. In a large casserole or deep-frying pan, heat the olive oil over moderate heat. 3. Add the garlic and crushed pepper, then cook until the garlic begins to brown. 4. Add the tomatoes, pasta, wine, fish, and shellfish. 5. Cover and bring to a boil. 6. Next, add 1 cup of fish stock, uncover, and reduce the heat to a simmer until the shellfish have opened, 5 to 6 minutes. 7. Remove any clams that do not open! Serve over linguini!
Principal Sarah Scionti Milford Academy ML: What is your go-to recipe during the school year and why is it important to you?
SS: My go-to recipe during the school year is Crockpot Chili. My family loves this recipe and it is something that was always made when I was a kid. It’s great on a cold winter day and is something that cooks all day and is ready when we get home from our busy days!
ML: What words of wisdom could you provide for returning and new high school students for this school year?
SS: This year you will do things that you have never done before.
Make mistakes, but make sure you learn and grow through those mistakes. Make the positive so loud that the negative becomes impossible to hear. Make your school, and the world a better place.
INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced 2 (14.5) oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies 3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce 1 /2 cup water or beef broth 2 tbsp chili powder 21/2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp cocoa powder 1 tsp granulated sugar 1 /2 tsp ground coriander 1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 oz) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat olive oil in a large and deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes 3. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds longer 4. Pour onions into a 6 or 7-quart crockpot 5. Return skillet to medium-high heat, add beef and cook stirring occasionally until beef has browned 6. Drain most of fat from beef, leaving about 2 Tbsp in with beef 7. Pour browned beef into crockpot 8. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water or beef broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, coriander, and season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. 9. Stir mixture, cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5 - 6 hours 10. Stir in dark and light red kidney beans and allow to heat through for 10 minutes 11. Serve topped with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, chopped red or green onions, cilantro, roasted peppers, or hot sauce. RECIPE SOURCE: COOKING CLASSY
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President Elizabeth Miller Lauralton Hall High School ML: What is your go-to recipe during the school year and why is it important to you?
EM: I call this the Carter Friendship Salad because my dear friend Carter gave me the recipe. I first made this salad a couple of years ago and it is always a hit with my husband and our sons. Now it’s one of our go-to recipes on weekends. It’s simple, delicious, and healthy.
ML: What words of wisdom could you provide for returning and new high school students for this school year?
EM: As we start the New Year together, my message for students is always to study hard, but remember to nourish your soul with good food, faith, and friendship.
Carter Friendship Salad INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp water 1 clove garlic, minced 11/2 tsp chili paste 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 /2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp peanut oil 1 tbsp honey Chili flakes
Cayenne pepper 1 pound skirt steak, slice on the bias 1 ounce Chinese noodles, cooked al dente 11/2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded 1 /3 cup avocado 1 /3 cup mango, diced 1 /3 cup tomato, diced 2 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tbsp peanuts, toasted & crushed 1 /2 cup cilantro/mint/Thai basil, chopped DIRECTIONS: Prep time, 30 minutes 1. First, make dressing by combining lime juice, fish sauce, water, garlic, chili paste, brown sugar, sesame oil, peanut oil, honey, chili flakes to taste and cayenne to taste. 2. Whisk and set aside dressing. 3. Season filet with salt and pepper then sear in hot skillet for 2-3 minutes per side, or until medium rare. 4. Let the meat rest for a few minutes and then toss with 2-3 tbsp of the dressing. 5. Mix the remaining salad ingredients (except peanuts) in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing until well coated. 6. Add peanuts.
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Principal Fran Thompson Jonathan Law High School ML: What is your go-to recipe during the school year and why is it important to you?
FT: Since it’s usually just my dog Bobo and I, my specialty during the school year is take out. I have perfected it. Although, I just made my favorite summer dish for the folks working at Jonathan Law over the summer (including our friends from West Shore who are spending the summer with us). My second favorite place in the world is the Dominican Republic, so I made baked plantains. Everyone said they were good, even West Shore Principal, Mr. Cavanna, and he’s a tough food critic!
FT: We are so excited to welcome you to our family. Come ready to be challenged, supported, and to make a difference. That’s how we do it at Jonathan
INGREDIENTS: Green plantains. The greener the better! DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400. Peel the plantains. (This is not very easy to do.) Slice the peeled plantains into thin chips. Mix them in with some olive oil (I use the Olive Oil Pam) with salt and pepper (to taste). Lastly, put them in a single layer on an aluminum foil pan and bake for 40 minutes - turning halfway through.
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Chromebooks vs Textbooks
The NGSS were developed when it became clear that science education must change if our students are to be more globally competitive. The standards incorporate 21st century career readiness skills, including technology and engineering, and bring
he use of technology in classrooms has increased dramatically in recent years, especially in the study of science. Connecticut’s 2015 adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) drew attention to the need for more current sources of information to support new practices surrounding teaching and learning. As science curriculum is revised, the use of the internet and open educational resources have become more common. Milford Public Schools is at the ready, as students in grades six and seven have seen traditional science textbooks give way to Chromebooks for everyday use to facilitate their learning.
problem solving, critical thinking, and communication to the forefront in science classrooms today. They draw on current scientific research and involve a big shift in the teaching and learning of science in kindergarten through grade twelve. In a nutshell, the emphasis is now less on memorization and more on exploration and reasoning, allowing students to closely examine and understand the world they live in, bringing into focus the idea that science is more than a textbook full of facts. Justine LaSala, supervisor of Science and Technical Arts for Milford Public Schools, recently explained that, besides being expensive and often obsolete as soon as being printed, there are currently no science textbooks that truly align with the NGSS. Comparatively, Chromebooks are relatively inexpensive and the abundance of available resources provides more current information than might be found in a textbook. Assistant superintendent Jeff Burt agrees it’s important
to select resources that allow teachers and students the greatest flexibility and that adapt to the interests of the student. “Using online resources is more time intensive as it requires some review by the teachers, but ultimately will serve our students better in the long run,” he explains. Ann Donnells, a 6th grade science teacher at West Shore Middle School, and her district partners Debra Bowler, Natasha Lehman, Rick Shea, Pete DeBassio,
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tool, the teacher can place online resources
through available online resources such as
and assignments into a digital binder for
Discovery Education, BrainPop, Science World
each student. She can assign different things
Magazine, and Newsela. While some resources
to different students based on their needs,
are subscription based, Donnells says there are
interests, and learning styles. Students can
and Julie Cruciani, work together to cull
many that are free. When one teacher finds a worthwhile website, it is quickly shared with the others. “The process is very labor
work together with others on an assignment whether they are on opposite sides of the classroom or in their own homes, explains
intensive and collaboration is crucial. We
typically have transcripts that can be printed
Donnells. When complete, the assignment
could not do this in isolation,” says Donnells.
out for students who need additional reading
is submitted with the touch of a button in a
The above-mentioned sites represent about
practice or who learn best with copy in hand
digital format. “No more excuses like, ‘My dog
half of those she uses most often and offer a
to highlight and mark up.
ate my homework,’” she laughs.
mix of lesson ideas, video clips, segments with
Google Classroom is another benefit of the
So, what does a science lesson look like
interactive games and quizzes, and articles
Chromebook and an important component of
today? Donnells is quick to point out that even
about traditional current events. Videos
the middle school science program. Using this
with the NGSS, students still need to have a
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education notebook base of underlying knowledge and concepts
As students work through the process,
and will sometimes use current information
which is often done in groups and might
in existing textbooks for that purpose. But
include videos, activities, labs, and text, they
today are more like a facilitator, helping
the real learning, she explains, will come
gather the information needed to complete
students learn on their own. She finds it
from a series of activities the students
the task. All the while, the teacher keeps tabs
funny that movies still show students sitting
engage in. Rather than reading a chapter
on the students’ progress to determine what
at desks in neat rows quietly listening to the
in a textbook and answering questions or
has been learned. Donnells explains a key
teacher impart information. “While some
simply following the instructions for an
element of the NGSS; having the students
direct teaching might still occur on occasion
experiment, students will use informational
revisit their initial thinking to make revisions
to clarify difficult concepts, classrooms
articles from magazines, journals, and
which show their new learning. This allows
are mostly noisy places where students
web-based resources to investigate and
students to see how their thinking changed.
work in groups,” she shares. Students feel
explain a real-world phenomenon, leading to
The last step in the process is the individual
more challenged and engaged because the
their own conclusions. The process includes
performance task, which is open-ended
technology grabs their interest. This, as
a “performance task”, which is a measure of
and can have more than one answer,
current scientific evidence shows, is how
what students should know or be able to do by
must include evidence from their unit
learning happens best.
the end of the lesson, as outlined by the NGSS.
assignments, and must reflect each student’s
From Donnells’ perspective, teachers
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Your Year-End Financial Checklist
and Girls Club are always in need of extra assistance and can really use your donations.
Max out retirement contributions. You have until you file your tax return
next spring to make a 2017 contribution to an individual retirement account (IRA), but
he end of the year often whizzes by in a flurry of gift buying, cookie
401(k) contributions are only deductible when
baking, and snow shoveling. But the final month of the year is also a
made in the same calendar year. The 2017
good time to get your finances in order and prepare for the New Year.
contribution limit is $18,000 for 401(k)s and
With that in mind, here’s a look at end-of-year financial tasks to tackle.
$5,500 for IRAs (with an extra $6,000 catch-up
contribution on a 401(k) option for those ages
Schedule a meeting with your financial
and many other volunteer organizations
50 and older, and $1,000 catch-up contribution
planner or accountant. The end of 2017 or
have scholarship funds established. When
for IRA owners over age 50.)
beginning of 2018 is a good time for a financial
contributing to these scholarship funds, you
checkup. A financial planner can help someone
should feel comfortable knowing the majority
segment and prioritize goals for the New Year.
of your donation is being allocated to deserving
If you use a tax accountant, consider checking
Milford residents. Around the holidays
in several weeks before Dec. 31st in case the
organizations such as The United Way and Boys
glasses or schedule that dental work you’ve
professional suggests time-sensitive strategies like deferring income or other last-minute planning techniques.
Donate to charity. December 31st is the deadline for charitable contributions
you might plan to deduct from your 2017 tax return. Instead of donating cash, appreciated securities such as low-basis stocks or mutual funds can be donated to help maximize any available deduction related to capital gains tax. If you transfer these securities, there’s no tax to you on the gift and when the charitable organization sells them, there’s no tax to them. You should consider all the relevant factors, including taxes, to see if this option is suitable for you. Not sure yet where you want your charitable contributions to go? Fortunately, Milford has a wide variety of charities and organizations to choose from. Milford Rotary, Devon Rotary, The Milford Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis,
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Use up FSA money. If you still have money set aside in a flexible spending account for
healthcare expenses, see if you can order new
been putting off. Some companies offer a grace period into the spring or a $500 FSA carry-over from one year to the next. If your employer doesn’t offer these provisions, you’ll lose any unused funds after December 31st.
Check your beneficiaries. You can check the beneficiaries on your retirement
year you reach age 701/2, you must take required
IRA you do not need to include it in your RMD
accounts or insurance policies at any time, but
minimum distributions (RMD) from your IRA
it’s a good idea to do this at least annually.
or qualified retirement account by April 1. The
Here are some additional steps that only
penalty for failing to take RMD is a 50 percent
apply in certain circumstances:
tax on what should have been withdrawn,
so make sure if you’re 70 /2 or older that you
Take your required minimum
calculate and take the appropriate RMD for
expenses, and some states have additional
distributions. In the year following the
the year. If you have money invested in a Roth
tax benefits for residents who contribute to
Make 529 plan contributions. Money saved in a 529 plan grows tax-free
when used for eligible college educational
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Consider a Roth conversion. An individual with a traditional IRA and low taxable
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There is no carry-over of gift allowances
from year-to-year, so gifts need to be made
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on or before December 31st.
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maxing out their gift allowance, which is
$14,000 per person per year (meaning a couple
your withholding. This is another reason
can gift up to $28,000 per year to as many
why you should consider scheduling a
people as they want). There’s no tax deduction,
meeting with your financial professional
but it helps with federal and state estate
before the year is over.
who are likely to leave an estate large
enough to incur estate taxes might consider
Adjust your tax withholding. If you’ve gotten married, divorced,
or had kids in 2017, then you should review
taxes that your estate might have to be pay
These are just a few examples of how you
down the line. Wealthy grandparents or other
can be better prepared for the New Year. As
relatives can also pay college tuition directly
always, you should consult with a professional
to the institution so that money doesn’t
before making any major financial decisions.
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milford giving The Milford Senior Center Second-Hand Shop offers something for everyone. Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Emma David Ministry, run by elderly volunteers, accepts donations of items and equipment for elder care such as shower chairs, crutches, walkers, and hospital beds. In turn, they loan out this equipment to elderly
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assist local families and individuals who may be struggling, the
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Milford community regularly bands together to ensure that its citizens
Donations of clothing, furniture, and household
have access to adequate clothing, food, shelter, and other daily necessities. This year, why not add to your Thanksgiving tradition by lending a hand to someone in need. These and many other generous organizations work tirelessly so that every member of the Milford community can give thanks.
as needed basis. No used clothing is accepted.
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9 Jepson Drive, Milford, CT 06460 (203) 876-7868 While food can be dropped off for the
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Senior Center Food Pantry at the front
desk any time, in-season adult clothing in
(Each of the organizations listed below also
Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and
good condition can be donated Monday
accepts monetary donations.)
on the first two Saturdays of the month from
– Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the Church Clothes Closet
Senior Center’s Second-Hand Shop accepts
opens its doors. Donations of new or gently
donations of adult clothing, housewares,
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and jewelry. All profits from the sales of
hours of operation, and all available items are
consigned or donated items are given back
Providing services to those who face food
free to the public. Serving over 300 visitors
to the Senior Center. (Closed weekends.)
insecurity and homelessness, the Beth-El
each month, the Clothes Closet offers clothing
Center operates a food pantry and accepts
ranging from suits and tops to accessories and
donations of canned goods, cereals, crackers,
shoes, divided and organized into rooms for
pasta, and other non-perishables. Hygiene
women, men, and children.
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items for men and women, cleaning supplies, and paper goods are also always needed. Donations can be brought to the front door at
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70 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460 (203) 878-3571 The St. Mary’s Food Pantry is open Saturday mornings for the public to drop off perishable
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items at Father Cronin Hall. In addition, the
any time of the day or night, benefiting shelter
St. Mary’s Kid’s Closet, whose mission is
residents and homeless people who visit on an
The church’s food pantry is open every
to help families provide for their children
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ShopRite of Milford has partnered with the Milford Lions Club, collecting glasses for those in need. during times of economic hardship,
Recycle for Sight program. After being cleaned
welcomes donations of new and gently
and sorted by prescription strength at regional
used items, from car seats and strollers to
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers, the glasses
outerwear, high chairs, and toys. It is located
are packaged and distributed to low and
at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathews
middle-income residents in the area.
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Near the entrance of Stop and Shop of
Milford there is a year-round drop box
ShopRite of Milford recycles old or unused
specifically for pet food donations. Collected
eyeglasses in a box near the store’s registers.
every two weeks, the pet food benefits Help
Glasses of any prescription are welcome
Willy’s Friends, a non-profit animal welfare
year-round and donations are collected by
charitable organization out of Durham, CT.
the Milford Lions Club as part of their Lions
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legends & lore
The Legend of Yeah hoh F
or millennia, Native Americans lived along Milford’s shoreline, raising families, hunting game, cultivating crops, and fishing Long Island Sound and the Wepawaug River. On February 1, 1639, Milford’s founders purchased the land that would become the town and then city of Milford from Ansantawae, Sachem (or chief) of the Paugussets (an Algonquian tribe).
that same year, this time in Danbury; a 25inch footprint was reportedly cast in plaster by police and sent to an anthropologist at Yale. Just this year there was a sighting in the northern part of the state. According to the book, Bigfoot on the East Coast by Rick Berry, “It appears that the Eastern Bigfoot is not so streetwise as its Western equivalent…there are several reports of car/creature collisions. There are also a few cases of their being seen swimming underwater.” There are few cryptozoologists who are willing to unequivocally confirm they believe
Sasquatch—in Connecticut during the past
the legends. It is rare that evidence is found,
20th century, an avid archaeologist named
Almost 300 years later, during the early
five decades. Two were within a twenty
and the few who are willing to speak do
Claude C. Coffin spent a great deal of time
minute of drive of Milford. In 1978 a white
so knowing their colleagues will use their
in Milford searching for Native American
sasquatch sighting was reported in Trumbull;
hypotheses to discredit them, negating their
artifacts. He found tens of thousands of pieces,
tracks were found. There was another sighting
and today more than 4,000 of his discoveries reside in a collection bearing his name at the Milford Historical Society. It has long been rumored that during one particular dig, he found something quite unexpected along the shores of Gulf Pond. While excavating a native encampment, legend has it that Coffin discovered an unusually large skeleton rumored to be over eight-feet in height, a humanoid of substantial proportions which the Algonquin people referred to as Yea hoh. Admired and revered as a messenger from the Creator, Yeah hoh was reputed to have powerful psychic abilities. According to the book Tribal Bigfoot by David Paulides, there is evidence that native Algonquins interacted with Yea hoh. There have been more than a dozen sightings of the legendary Bigfoot—or Legends are often based on some element of fact. Did Milford have its very own Sasquatch?
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It appears that the Eastern Bigfoot is not so streetwise as its Western equivalent… there are several reports of car/creature collisions.
BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers
Located on private property and abutting
Organization) researcher Tim Vogel
a headwaters and swamp, literally in
investigated an August 2016 sighting
the backyard that leads to a local river is
near Mystic. According to his report on
where this happened. The landscape is
their website, www.bfro.net, “The siting
broken up with scattered houses, swamps,
is unique in a way because its located
creeks, and woods.”
very near coastal Connecticut and just on the outer fringes of the local settlement.
According to the report, “Around 5 pm [the observer’s] dogs started barking and
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f you’ve ever thrilled to the sound of a marching band or played an instrument while moving in drill formation and wearing a colorful military-style uniform, then perhaps you may be familiar with the name Moe Knox.
A resident of Milford since 1936, Maurice
are also blog posts, chat room threads, and
(Moe) Knox is recognized for his legendary
the “Moe Knox-Honoring His Contribution
55-year career as a drum & bugle corps
to Drum Corps Pictorial History” Facebook
photographer. “Everybody knows me by
page that pay tribute to Moe’s visual
Moe—on a first name basis,” he maintains.
drum corps legacy.
For decades, Moe’s photos have
A popular YouTube video from June 28,
appeared in magazines, newspapers,
2014, shows Moe accepting the first-ever
personal scrapbooks, and online photo
Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Heritage
galleries dedicated to ensemble marching
Award from DCA Vice President Glen
music. For 50 years he travelled,
Johnson. “The man…the myth… the
photographing thousands of drum corps
legend,” is how Johnson introduced Moe
shows. His presence at these shows was
Knox to the cheering crowd in Bridgeport‘s
ubiquitous and to many he came to
JFK Stadium. Moe received the award for
represent the “eyes” of the drum corps
documenting more than 50 years of drum
world. “There are few people living
corps history, “thousands and thousands”
today that have the distinction of their
of mostly black and white action shots.
name being synonymous with drum corps,”
Johnson calls Moe’s archives “the definitive
wrote William Aldrich-Thorpe on the “Moe
photographic history of competitive drum
Knox Tribute Page” on corpsreps.com. There
corps in this country of the modern era. He
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The Milford Shoreliners parade down River Street on a sunny Memorial Day.
shot the big, powerhouse competitive corps,
scenes, streetscapes, and notable visitors
as well as small local drum corps that no
(including Hollywood icon Jayne Mansfield)
one had ever heard of. Moe photographed
were printed every Thursday and Sunday.
But long weekends “on call” as a newspaper
At the age of 83, Moe Knox still resides in
shutterbug prevented him from doing what
the same Devon neighborhood home that
he loved most—photographing drum corps.
his father purchased in 1920. After attending
His history as a bass drum player with
Devon Grammar School and Milford High
the Milford H.S. Marching Band and later,
(Class of ’53), he joined the Navy and served
with the U.S. Navy Band, led him to the
on the U.S.S. Coral Sea as a Gunners Mate
Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps
3rd Class. After service, he took a job at the
in Shelton. When a missed audition deadline
as photographic researcher at Singer Sewing
The Milford Shoreliners at the World Open
prompted him to begin photographing
Machine in Bridgeport. Despite that, he says,
Competition in Massachusetts, 1970s.
the Hurricanes during practices and
“I didn’t set out to become a professional
competitions in October 1958, “this part-time
photographer.” Getting bored with the 9-5
a staff photographer for the Milford Citizen
gig turned into my full-time business,”
at Singer where he catalogued the effects
newspaper. For the next four years, his
he says. He calls it “a 55-year explosion of
of “new” wash ‘n wear fabrics, Moe became
photos of Milford traffic accidents, crime
photography that ended around five years
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historical perspective ago when digital took over.” “I constantly travelled up and down the East coast from Memorial Day through Labor Day,” Moe recalls of his work. Occasionally, he would take pictures at Jonathan Law field of the Milford Shoreliners (aka Police Cadets) during the 1960s and early ‘70s when their director was Milford’s retired Police Sergeant Frank Polizzi, Sr. Jill Cilio of Fairfield has many wonderful memories of her days as a drum majorette for the Shoreliners. “We lived, breathed and ate drum corps,” she says as she
The Milford Shoreliners compete in Waterbury in the late 1960s.
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waxed nostalgic about “the discipline and
camaraderie, lots of hard work, dedication
Moe personally. Yet,
and drive” of her teammates. She also
she’s “appreciative of
recalls, “Moe nearby, always taking photos.”
what Moe did for us
Likewise, Kevin Maher of New Haven, who
back in the ‘60s and
played bugle for the Oxford Explorers and
all the years after,
New Haven’s Emerald Cadets during the late
preserving drum corps
‘60s and early ‘70s, recalls Moe’s presence
history in photos. I just
at every event. “I was at hundreds of shows
thought he needed to be
and Moe was always there,” he says. “You
always found time to go over to Moe’s table
“Many of today’s
and look through the stacks of books to see
corps still contact Moe
what photo’s he’d taken and if there were
for photos to use in their
any of you or your friends so you could order
copies. Seeing those pictures today really
says Glen Johnson. “No
brings back memories.”
one has a single photographic collection
very grateful for his lifelong support of the
that spans the decades that Moe does. He
Jane Sinclair, one of three administrators of Moe Knox’s Facebook page, never met
The Milford Shoreliners perform in a Drum Line during the late 1960s.
is an icon in this activity and we are all
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senior corner include “The Color Purple,” “Love Never Dies,” “The Bodyguard,” and “Hamilton.” Shorter, local trips fall under the Senior Center’s category of The Shorter Version. These are day trips that never leave Connecticut and are open exclusively to members since they use the center’s own transport buses, which hold 15 passengers each. Some of the Shorter Version trips have included foliage drives, ice cream runs, museums, and visits to different farms for sunflower and daffodil festivals. “It poured
Day Trippers… and More O
ne of Milford’s wonderful treasures sits on the corner of High Street and Jepson Drive, a stone’s throw from the city’s bustling downtown. The Milford Senior Center, one of the largest senior centers in Connecticut, is a vibrant community of local residents aged 55 and older who come together to enjoy the meals served, activities offered, and for many, the numerous trips and excursions available to members. Kathy Wachter has been the Milford Senior
Senior Center member Patricia Damon,
Center’s travel coordinator for the past eight
who began her membership in the late
years and is enthusiastic about organizing
1980s, raves about the trips, especially
these trips. “In the last four or five years
to the theaters. “I do all of the local trips,
there’s been a resurgence of attendance by
especially the ones to see the shows. They
active people in their 60’s and 70’s,” she
are fantastic!” She has seen shows at the
says, adding that these people love to take
Goodspeed Opera House, the Bushnell,
advantage of the trips to different locations
Ivoryton Playhouse, and the Westchester
and entertainment venues.
Broadway Theater. The latter greatly
From Broadway shows at the Bushnell in
impressed her by serving a delicious meal
Hartford, day trips to historic and cultural sites,
in the theater. “We had great seats and
restaurants, museums, and more, these trips
a wonderful lunch that we ordered from
entice the participants with new experiences.
the menu!” Upcoming trips to shows will
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the day we went to see the daffodils,” chuckles Kathy Wachter, “but many members still enjoyed it—raincoats, umbrellas, and all.” Upcoming Shorter Version trips include the American Museum of Tort Law, “Saturday Night Fever” (the play) at the Ivoryton Playhouse, “Something Rotten” at the Bushnell, and others. The Milford Whether simply sightseeing or an adventurous day white water rafting, the Milford Senior Center has trips for all.
Senior Centerâ€™s website is frequently updated with upcoming trips. (Visit www. milfordctseniorcenter.com/travel.html) Longer and overnight trips are also offered, and coach buses with room for approximately 40 passengers are used for transportation. Some of these longer trips have been to the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Mohegan Sun casino, the September 11 Memorial Museum, and overnight stays in cities outside of Connecticut. This September a trip to Boston was held, and members and guests enjoyed two Seniors were able to take in extraordinary views of Alaska during a recent trip.
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senior corner overnights at the Four Points Sheraton, in addition to historic tours of Boston, meals in local restaurants, and a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also in September, the Senior Center offered a 3-day, 2-night trip to Philadelphia, which included a Tours of Distinction Exclusive Show, a tour Theater for the show “Jonah,” and a visit to beautiful Longwood Gardens. These trips are offered at an affordable price, much less than if booked individually, and are scheduled on an ongoing basis. Whether a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan cruise or a day trip, the Senior Center makes travel easy.
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Every trip goes so smoothly. We always get great seats at the shows and even the bus rides are great.
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smoothly. We always get great seats at the
more, but I can still enjoy going out with
shows and even the bus rides are great.”
the people from the center. Kathy Wachter
Wachter is diligent about planning trips that even people who have health or mobility issues can enjoy. Most Shorter Version trips
makes it so easy, and we are taken right from door to door.” It is clear that the Milford Senior Center’s
are handicapped friendly, and in the flyer
travel programs are enjoyed by the members.
listing upcoming trips, a sneaker icon is
While not all of the 3,000 plus members take
added next to the name of each trip. One
advantage of the trips offered, travel has
sneaker means there is even ground and
increased 36 percent from fiscal year 2016
less walking, two sneakers is a bit more
to 2017, and continues to grow. Wachter’s
challenging, and three sneakers indicate that
commitment to finding new and enjoyable
there is quite a bit of walking and there may
destinations for members to enjoy will
be some uneven ground.
broaden the experiences and enrich the lives
member and volunteer for the past seven
Fourteen-year Senior Center member
years takes advantage of the opportunity
Jackie Steiner appreciates the easier, shorter
to go on these trips. “Every trip goes so
trips. “I can’t walk long distances any
of all those who participate in the trips, and will keep them coming back for more. —Shaileen Kelly Landsberg
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