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Miltonians had Great Fun in the Easter Egg Hunt at Springridge

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.

Muslim Womenpreneurs Build Community with Third annual Show

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.

Downtown Milton BIA welcomes new Executive Director

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.

Coldest Night of the year

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.