Milford gift shop to reopen

MILFORD – Karen Walker and her husband, Bill, closed up their gift shop, Karen’s Kollectibles, this summer, intending to retire, but it was a short retirement.

The Walkers are planning opening a new shop next to Arthur’s Barber Shop, not far from their old one at 87 Union Square.

“Retirement was way too boring,” said Karen last week as she phoned in the news.

The Walkers hope to have the shop ready for the Milford Pumpkin Festival, which begins Oct. 10.

“So many people” say they loved the shop and wished it hadn’t closed, Karen said.

The couple had considered a move to Portsmouth, she said, “but we just can’t,” because they love the town too much.

– KATHY CLEVELAND