On the Buses, on Milton Transit Appreciation Day, Mayor Gordon Krantz and Transit Manager Tony D’Alessandro travelled with the regular passengers who were asked for any comments about the buses. There were no negative comments. There were some suggestions to use a Presto card or eventually have fares available online. Many asserted that they were very happy with the service and could always depend on it. All the bus routes go back to the Go Station. There is one Transfer from one bus to another. A passenger suggested that there could perhaps be a 2 hour extension to transfers, to enable more flexibility.
Pastor Howard Sullivan is known in Milton – at the hospital, at Allendale, at Knox- for his caring nature. Bereaved families when they have no pastor of their own, repeatedly ask for Howard to lead funeral ceremonies because of his concern and compassion.
In a flourish of melodic harmony and enthusiasm, the Milton Choristers’ Spring Concert will complete their 50th Anniversary year. Brightly coloured shirts add to the cheerful theme of hope and anticipation for the future. “We liked the idea of wearing bright colours!” said their Director, “to go with the colours of spring flowers.”
Teens who signed up for the Mentorship Programme with Artists from the Fine Arts Society of Milton at the First Ontario Art Centre in March 2019 expressed their need for their mentors to take time to give tips, correct mistakes and offer encouragement.This year for 4 Sunday afternoons the volunteer mentors from FASM were: leader Ursula McDermid- acrylic painter and pastellist; Kirsty Rutter-acrylics; Jenny Panda- acrylics, mixed media and illustration.During the sessions, other artists joined the group: Shelley Prior-water colourist, Linda Johnston-fabric art and sewing and Louise Botha -painter, art as therapy, art as a career.
Many long-time residents of north Milton and Halton Hills, or anyone who travelled down to Milton long Highway 25 North, remember Durante’s Service Station. From 1963 until they closed in 2007, the friendly owner served people with humour and care. Durante’s was the place you went if you had a problem with your car and you were sure of receiving great service. Durante’s Towing is still available.
Fahim Hamid Ali is an artist who passionately believes in the importance of communicating with his audience. He moved from canvas to film around 4 years ago and produced two successful documentary projects celebrating Canada. One of his films is titled MAPLE MORNING. This is the story of immigrants who have contributed successfully to society in many ways. The other film, STEADFAST, celebrates the life and times of Doctor Jean Augustine, the first black woman minister of Canada.
On Steele’s Avenue in Milton at myFM 101.3 the team is focused on promoting Milton and all the possibilities that enrich the lives of Miltonians.
Miriam Haight believes that the time is now for a hospice here in Milton. After 29 years of loving and living with Peter, his time had come to the end. He was losing his twelve year battle with C.M.L., He was moved to a Hospice in Oakville where he was very well cared for as was Miriam, but it was a hardship to travel so far to be with him in his final hours.
Cindy Lunau is now the Honorary Mayor of Campbellville. She was awarded this honour and was passed the chain of office from previous Honorary Mayors: Bridget and Shaun Saunier.
On the Eve of the Festival of St. Teresa of Avila, October 14th, Rev. Karine Snowden was inducted as Rector of Grace Church by The Venerable Michael Patterson, Archdeacon of Trafalgar on behalf of The Rt. Rev. Susan Bell, Bishop of Niagara.