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Issue 12 — Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Sip, Shop Stroll Under The Stars

MILFORD — What's a girl to do when her favorite event is all but cancelled due to rain? Reschedule, of course! Hot on the heels of last week's soggy Girls Night Out, many of Milford's specialty shops, restaurants and studios will host a special encore of the event on Thursday October 25th. Your favorite Milford businesses will stay open "after hours" from 5-8 p.m. while participating merchants offer many reasons to sip, shop and stroll throughout the evening: from complimentary refreshments, product tastings and samplings, prize drawings and sales. Restaurants and eateries will feature special menu items and drink specials, while others will offer live music playing into even later hours.
Girls Night Out highlights include:
* GNO drink special & the weekly Blues Jam at The Waterwheel Cafe, Bakery & Bar
* Storewide Sale, a FREE box of Chocolates with your purchase of $30 or more and Barbara's complimentary Chip, Dip & Wine bar at the Milford Craft Show
* a fun prize drawing at Ambience Fine Furniture & Gifts
* the Laurel Villa's Thursday Burger Night menu
* Girls Night Out Happy Hour at The Dimmick Inn
*complimentary glass of wine at either 403 Broad or Bar Louis with your Girls Night Out receipt of $30+ from any participating business
GNO creator and Milford Craft Show shopkeeper Amy Eisenberg promises a night of fun for those attending this free event: "No need to register - just show up for a great night of wining, dining & shopping in Milford. And if it rains again? Bring an umbrella!" Girls Night Out is hosted by Milford Presents, the non-profit organization responsible for hosting many Milford events including Milford Music Festival, Toast to Milford and Milford After Dark. For more information about upcoming events, please visit www.milfordpa.us.


Residents Praise Shohola Officials Handling Of Finances


By Ken Baumel

SHOHOLA — Last week's regular Shohola Township meeting was all about hands-on money management, according to Township Supervisor George C. Fluhr.
Fall is budget time for Pike municipalities, and the discussion about money started when Township Secretary/Treasurer Diana Blume announced that Shohola would not have a tax increase in the 2019 budget.
Supervisor Chairman Greg Hoeper and supervisors Fluhr and Keith Raser commended Blume on her work in preparing the budget.
The budget is posted for review at the township building on Twin Lakes Road, pending a public hearing and vote for adoption at the next township meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8.
Blume said that during her review of township finances, she noticed that a $50,000 Certificate of Deposit, which carries funds dedicated for local dirt-and-gravel-road projects, is maturing shortly.
Rather than re-investing the money into another CD, Blume recommended cashing it out and investing the money into a state-sponsored PLIGIT money-market fund.
Fluhr said that Blume and supervisors agreed to move about $300,000 from the General Fund that is not earning high interest into a PLIGIT fund.
Blume estimated the two PLIGIT accounts could yield an extra $400 to $500 per month. The payments would be in the form of a dividend, rather than as interest.
When residents John Hahn and Kate Fetisoff questioned if such an investment carries risk, Blume said, "No, the state secures the money."......For more information pick up a copy at a local vendor or subscribe





Senior Care Ambulettes Viewed
As EMS Workaround

By Dakota Hendricks

MILFORD — Ambulance services were once again the main topic at this week's Milford Township meeting.
Chairman Gary Clark gave a synopsis of the October 4th Westfall Township EMS meeting, saying the proposal for a county level parcel tax could take years to implement, and the EMT shortage would only worsen if the County brought in paid EMS services.
The Township Board was not pleased with the idea of a parcel tax, as it would not account for parcel size or frequency of EMS use. The owner of two small parcels would be taxed more than a senior care center that is much larger and uses the EMS services more than the average homeowner.
Clark said senior care centers need to find an alternative to calling the ambulance for non-ambulatory cases. He brought up an idea by Supervisor Penney Luhrs that senior care centers might be able to jointly fund an ambulette service to ease the burden on the Fire Department and themselves. Clark noted that Belle Reve Executive Director Travis Martin has been attending the EMS meetings and working with municipal leaders to work towards a solution. .....For more information pick up a copy at a local vendor or subscribe.


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