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Aparna Rangnekar remembers that when they were looking for a home to grow roots and settle down her husband suggested looking at Milton, ‘due to its cultural diversity’. They fell in love with the town after spending a Saturday afternoon here.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, and living for a number of years in the Middle East, Aparna now lives in Milton with husband, Sanjay and their two children.

‘Both my husband and I are extremely passionate about the Arts and always excited to be involved in the process of making art and bringing it to audiences.’ The ‘Appy Place is a dream they have had since studying Art in India.

While in York, Ontario, Joseph received from the Crown, 100 acres of land – Lot 14 Concession 2, Township of Trafalgar in Halton County in the District of Gore – now the town of Milton, Ontario. After moving in, on October 15th 1821, Jasper bought another 100 acres from neighbor John Whitfield for £10. Realizing that the pioneers in that area needed a grist mill, he went to work, and by 1822 he had a grist mill in operation. In 1825 he set up a sawmill and an ashery.

‘It might be said that Milton owes its early existence—from the Canadian Champion Newspaper, January 1955)

The area that became known as Milton in the Township of Trafalgar had settlers as early as 1807. It was covered with forest and marshland. The 16 Mile Creek ran through from the ‘Mountain’ to Lake Ontario. The creek originally crossed Main Street three times but was eventually straightened to its present location. Jasper Martin dammed the creek in 1822 and created the Mill Pond, first by hand digging and then using ox drawn barges.1825 started the Saw Mill.”

In 2019, at about the same time that a volcano in New Zealand erupted, Rick Imus flew there. He stayed there for a while. On the big screen, he played the national anthems of Korea and New Zealand on his guitar for their national football matches (he also played O Canada). While in New Zealand he became aware of the similarities between the historic struggles of the indigenous people of that country and of Canada. Rick discovered that the Maori language was banned in New Zealand not very long ago. Now the Maori culture is respected in that country.

“If we stay alert,” Rick said, “we’ll find so many opportunities for connections with our indigenous people, especially in music.”

The students of the Rick Imus Studio are taught the intricacies of guitar playing; piano; drumming and vocal music. Occasionally students study several of these disciplines.

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Downtown Milton was the scene of fiery explosions, gun fights and cars being blown up sky high late November.  But don’t worry, this was just Woody Harrelson and Kevin Hart visiting our town for the filming of Man from Toronto.

Miltonians got a rare chance to see Hollywood close up with special effects as well as our downtown being transformed with many storefronts having temporary face lifts for the filming.

Woody Harrelson especially made himself at home in Milton.  Each morning he would ride his bike through town.   Many residents didn’t realize the man on the red bike who just rode past them was three time Oscar Award Nominee Woody Harrelson.

Harrelson an avid vegan who is also passionate about animal rights and sustainable foods stopped by The Green Eatery in downtown Milton to sample their vegan options and talk to the staff. He also took time to meet several local groups and did not shy away from talking to admiring Milton fans.  From autographing an old VCR Tape of “Natural Born Killers” to taking a photo with a Milton Youth wearing a #miltonstrong mask – Woody won the hearts of many in our town during his short stay.

On Tuesday November 19th, the Rotary Clubs of Milton, Acton and Georgetown (the North Halton Cluster) held a dinner meeting at the Granite Ridge Golf club in honour of the District Governor Lesley Barmania (Rotary District 7080). This meeting served as an exciting opportunity for the members of the three clubs to connect with each other as well as to learn about the projects being undertaken by each club.