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We Shall Remember Them at The Milton Legion Remembrance Hall

Photos by: Ann Kornuta

In order to better remember, respect and recognise those who have served their country, Milton Branch 136 of the Royal Canadian Legion’ revitalized its displays at the Remembrance Hall and was open to the public on April 2nd. 2017. This first phase featured a WW1 gallery in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Eventually memorabilia from WW2 and later conflicts will be displayed.

Milton Celebrates Community Minded Youths

Key members of Milton took the evening to congratulate and celebrate the bright young minds in our community. With 18 nominees and only six categories, it was a tough decision for the co-chairs of the Milton Youth Advisory Committee to come to.

Speakers got up through the evening, including Mayor Gord Krantz and particularly rousing and candid speech from Scott Hogarth, owner and instructor at the Fighting Griffin.

At the end of the evening there was a great selection of food and treats for all to enjoy.

Spring Milton Farm Craft Show

The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm at the Spring Milton Farm Craft show. The vendors from near and far were gearing up to showcase their unique crafts and edibles. Everything from homemade jam, one-of-a-kind jewellry, bold fashion and perfect gifts like hand crafted tooth fairy pillows are available for sale this weekend at Country Heritage Park on 8560 Tremaine Road.

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.