This past sunny Saturday morning, a few members of the Milton community got together for a Milton Historical Society meeting. Members greeted each other, happy to reunite in each other’s presence. They shared some coffee and some delicious peanut butter cookies while waiting for the meeting to start.
The Easter celebration is one of the busiest weekends for the local Milton farm, hundreds, if not thousands, of people from all over the region came with loved ones for some outdoor farm fun.
Bell School Line was packed with cars from Derry road to 14th side road at the top of the hill. The farm was bustling with people from all generations, grandparents to grandkids. With face painting, puppet shows, wagon rides and more, there was plenty for everyone to enjoy under the clear blue skies and warm sun.
“People get excited to get out, especially after such a long winter,” said Laura r Hughes, one of the farm owners. “Not only do families enjoy the outdoors, but so do our staff.”
Many members of the farm team are part-time, ranging from all ages, retirees to high school students, with a core of full timers. Some were dressed up in full body pink bunny costumes, posing with kids for photos or running the egg hunt station. “They’re amazing,” said Hughes, happy to see so many younger people getting involved.
The farm runs daily from 9-5 through until the holiday season, but this is one of the biggest events for the farm. Other than the six-week harvest festival in the fall, Easter is a very lucrative time for the farm, especially after a long winter break. It’s always a family favourite spot.
You can find many baked goods and plenty of home décor items in the gift shop along with some rustic knick-knacks. In the summer, Springridge sells their famous strawberries along with a selection of other berries and veggies.
In Milton, 2017 was the first year that local women gathered for an annual march through the downtown to recognise International Women’s Day.Mayor Gord Krantz encouraged those present to “Capture the moment! A first only happens once in a lifetime. Today is a small part of something global. How do mighty oak trees grow? We plant a little seed.”
By: Laura Steiner
A buzz of voices, and array of smells greeted visitors to the Muslim Womenpreneurs show. The third annual event was held at Milton’s Teatro Conference Centre March 8, and 9. It was a festive mood as people made their way through vendor tables in a grand ballroom.
Vendors displayed everything from cosmetics, and traditional dresses to teas, and a wide variety of services.
Written by Kiran Khan
“Each character has a story, a story about looking for happiness, about really stopping to look at yourself, the world around you, and the opportunity for love,” said Ryk Simpson, the director, when asked about the upcoming play Gibson and Sons.
The Board of Directors of the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area (BIA) is pleased to welcome Rachel Shuttleworth as the new Executive Director for the organization.
Rachel has a background in strategic management, marketing and communications and has worked extensively in the non-profit and public sectors. Most recently, she worked at Futurpreneur Canada promoting and managing programs to help young entrepreneurs start, buy and grow businesses.
By William Dixon | Photos by Ann Kornuta
Families, volunteers and key community members congregated en masse at the Milton Sports Centre for the Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon on Saturday, February 25.
The national walk to raise money for homelessness is a cross-Canada event and rolls out hourly across the nation. Communities set their goal and select which organization receives the raised funds.
By Jenny Panda | Photos by Ann Kornuta
The ESCARPMENT PROBUS met on March 15th, 2017 at Milton Memorial Arena on Thompson Road in Milton to celebrate National PROBUS month in Canada. Mayor Gordon Krantz was invited to be an honored guest at the event.
The Milton Centre for the Arts seemed at first to be an elaborate movie set for some lavish Hollywood event: then gradually Miltonians were brought back to earth with hugs, chats and laughter amongst the familiar crowd. They had gathered together in honour of their beloved Mayor Gord Krantz.