July Events Round-up

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July 10: 7:30-9pm: Soundsational Summer Series: Bring your own lawn chair, and join Milton Concert Band at the Victoria Park gazebo for a concert.  Rain location is Hugh Foster Hall.  Can’t make it tonight? Don’t worry, concerts as well on July 17, and 24.    

July 12:  10am-4pm: Let the countdown begin! Celebrations marking one-year until the Pan-Am Games are being held at Milton Community Park. Admission is free; watch the town’s website for details. The Milton Community Park is located behind the Milton Sports Centre.

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ItaliaFest Raises Awareness for Townsend-Smith Foundation

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Milton’s La Rose Bakery was the setting, Sunday afternoon on June 8, for their third annual ItaliaFest benefiting the Townsend-Smith Foundation.  The foundation’s goal is to have a hospice built in Milton.

Townsend-Smith Foundation Co-founder Lyndon Smith is motivated by family.  His father-in-law spent time in a palliative care unit in a hospital.   He was unhappy there, and they had him moved to a hospice in Richmond Hill.  He died in his sleep the same night.  Smith was also a caregiver to his wife Tessie during her battle with cancer.  Initially he cared for her at home, but as she progressed he was unable to balance caring for her, along with his work. The hospice was the only the answer; a place where the caregivers can become family again.

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May Events Round-up:

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Here’s a taste of what’s going on in Milton for the month of May.

May 17: 7:30am-12pm: The Farmer’s Market returns to Main St Milton.

May 18: 11am-6pm: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136’s 85th anniversary: Milton’s Pt. Joe Waters Branch is celebrating their 85th anniversary from May 16-18.  Today’s activities include a remembrance service at Victoria Park with a lunch to follow at the Legion.  For more information call: 905-876-9005.

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Naidoo-Harris Launches Campaign

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Halton’s Liberal Candidate wasted no time kicking off her campaign Monday May 5.  She had some high-powered help from Premier Kathleen Wynne.  Wynne stopped by to help Naidoo-Harris open the campaign office.   

Naidoo-Harris credits her volunteers for helping her set it up the evening before. “I walked in here and there were like 20 people here.  They were doing the jobs, they were getting things ready.”  Naidoo-Harris arrived the next morning to find the office full of well-wishers, and supporters.  She cut the ribbon in front of the office, and then it was off for a run with the Premier.  Wynne did a circuit of Milton’s Mill Pond before ending up on Main St outside the office. 

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April Events Round-Up

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Here’s what’s going on in Milton this month:

April 9: 6:30pm-9pm: CARP Monthly Meeting: The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) holds its monthly meeting for the Halton region.  This month focuses on “What You Need to Know to be a Smart Consumer; a presentation from the Ministry of Consumer Services.  For more information call: 905-465-2583

April 12:  9am-1pm: Milton Historical Society Annual Garage Sale:  Waldie’s Blacksmith Shop hosts the annual garage sale.  Donations will be accepted between 12-8pm on April 11, 2014.  They can arrange for pick-up goods starting April 7.  No large furniture, or second-hand clothes.  Waldie’s is located at 16 James St. Milton Ontario.  Call 905-875-4156 for more details
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Students Learn Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Students at Milton District High School (M.D.H.S.) started their day March 17, learning about the dangers of distracted driving.  At 8am they were met by officers from the Milton Police Station to watch a video, and power point presentation on the dangers of distracted driving.

The students then boarded a bus with officers and asked to watch and write down incidents of distracted driving.  Over a space of two hours the students identified 57 incidents of drivers using their cell phones.  The kids also took the “Pledge to end Distracted Driving” which asks people to protect lives by never talking on the phone/texting while driving, be a good passenger, and encourage friends, and family to drive phone-free.   

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March Break Crafts and Activities

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March break is here and if you are looking for ideas that will spark their creativity and include a bit of learning, how about some Spring activities?

Plant Seeds

Kids love to plant seeds and it’s a great learning activity. If you have space for an outdoor garden, work with your children around what they want to plant. Grab some flower pots and get the seeds growing indoors. Some of the easiest things to plant include tomatoes and squash, though keep in mind that squash will need a lot of room to grow. If you don’t have much outdoor garden space, remember that you can container grow tomato plants. Another idea is to start some container herbs. The easiest is basil, though coriander is also a good choice for a sunny space.

If you are thinking about flowers, some of the easiest to grow include nasturtiums and zinnias. To make it a great activity for the kids, save up your egg cartons and use those to start the seeds. Then help them make a calendar (nothing special, a simple check list will do) so that the kids can do the watering.
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How will You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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On the 17th of March each year, people all around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, also called the Feast of Saint Patrick. While the day is observed to remember Saint Patrick and the beginning of Christianity in Ireland, it has become a truly global holiday.

What does Saint Patrick’s Day commemorate?

Originally, the day was marked as a way to celebrate the important role Saint Patrick had in the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. He died on March 17, so Saint Patrick’s Day is meant to commemorate the death a man who strongly impacted Ireland’s religion. Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Lutherans, and Anglicans especially hold this day dear, but over time, Saint Patrick’s day has become a celebration of Ireland’s history and culture, too. Today, the holiday is a fun time for both Christians, the Irish, and decedents of Ireland to celebrate their religious and ethnic backgrounds.

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Adjust Your Clock this Weekend

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The start of Daylight Saving Time in Canada is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014. That means it’s time to turn your clocks forward one hour and lose an hour of sleep!

Experts suggest that this is also a good time to check the batteries in some important household safety equipment such as:

·  smoke detectors
·  CO detectors
·  flashlights

Time will fall back to Standard Time once again this year at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November, which is Sunday, November 2, 2014 this year.

March Events Round-up

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Spring is just around the corner.  Here’s a taste of what’s going on in Milton this month.

March 4: Shrove Tuesday: Head out to your favourite breakfast spot for some pancakes.  Troy’s on Main St features 22 different kinds of pancakes.

March 5: 10am-12pm: National Probus Month: Probus is a networking organization for retired/semi-retired Professional Business people. Today they’re meeting at the banquet hall inside Milton Sports Centre, and hosting District 3 Director Ted Nixon, and a guest speaker.  Milton Sports Centre is located at 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton Ontario.

March 9:  Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.

March 10: 9am-9pm: The Town of Milton offers drop-in programs for the March Break at their facilities until March 15.  Activities include free swims sponsored by Tim Hortons from 2:30-3:30pm daily from March 11-15. For more information on other activities visit the “March Break Page.”

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