Monday, June 11, 2012
Share your photos from the Big Event Weekend, celebrating Milton's 350th Anniversary.
We saw lots of cameras along the parade route and at all the other community events this weekend at the celebration of Milton's 350th Anniversary. Add your photos and videos to this gallery. Milton resident Brian MacLean gets things started with these photos of the 350th Anniversary Parade on Saturday.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Groups from Milton and beyond participated in the largest parade in the town's history.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Milton 350th Anniversary Parade drew a large and enthusiastic crowd from Milton High School to Cunningham Park on Saturday, June 9. The participants included Milton schools, civic groups and clubs as well as bands and performers from several states. Those groups took time to pose, just before the town’s biggest parade ever stepped off from Gile Road.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The 350th Anniversary celebration fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, June 8.
The Big Event Weekend for Milton’s 350th Anniversary celebration will kick off tonight, June 8, with a fireworks display at the lower fields at Milton High School. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday with live music from the Milton High concert and jazz bands. “The schools came through again in a big way,” said Milton 350th Anniversary Chair Lynda-Lee Sheridan of the participation of the student musicians under the direction of Dr. Noreen Diamond Burdett, Gary Good and Rebecca Damiani. Along with two-hours of student music, food will be for sale at the field. Proceeds from food sales will benefit the Milton Public Schools PTOs, Friends and Advocates for Music Education (FAME) and the Milton Boosters. The fireworks display, which is …
A fireworks display, a parade and plenty of community fun will highlight this weekend's 350th Anniversary Celebration.
Milton has been celebrating the town’s 350th Anniversary since the beginning of 2012, but the “Big Event Weekend” on Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 9, will represent the perfect combination of community and history in the Town of Milton. The largest events recognizing the milestone will be the culmination of work done by the Selectmen-appointed 350th Anniversary Committee going back to January 2011. “I have to emphasize this is such a group effort,” 350th Committee Chair Lynda-Lee Sheridan said of the committee and other core volunteers. The 350th Anniversary Committee is as follows: Committee Members Lynda-Lee Sheridan, Chair David Connolly, Vice-Chair Mary McLaughlin, Vice-Chair Dorothy Cutler, Treasurer Ursula Beattie Janet …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
In the past 350 years, the Town of Milton has changed quite a bit. Today, we look at the Blue Hill Market.
The lone business in the 900 block of Canton Avenue, near Unquity Road, is the gas station on the corner. Long before that service station, a market anchored that block. The Blue Hill Market, which is featured in the first photo from the late 19th century, sat where 959 Canton Avenue is today. The second photo shows the home at that address in 2012, over 100 years after the photo of the Blue Hill Market was taken.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry hosted the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s 7th Annual House Party.
Two Milton residents recently attended the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s 7th Annual House Party at the home of Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry. Lisa and Paul Rooney attended the event hosted by Henry and his wife, Linda Pizzuti Henry. This year’s House Party raised more than $2.3 million to help serve urban youth, according to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. New England Patriots wide receiver, Wes Welker, and team owner, Robert Kraft, among other celebrities, were also part of the event.
The following traffic and parking information applies to the June 8 and 9 events celebrating the Milton 350th Anniversary Celebration.
The large celebration weekend for Milton's 350th Anniversary will be held next weekend. Fireworks will be held at Milton High School on Friday, June 8, a parade will travel from Milton High to Cunningham Park on Saturday, June 9, and a field day will take place on Sunday, June 10. The Milton Police Department has released the following parking and traffic information in regards to the events on Friday and Saturday. Friday Evening June 8th – Fireworks The Police Department anticipates the MHS lot to be filled quickly. Once all spots are filled, Gile Road will be closed to all traffic. Satellite Parking- Fireworks On Friday evening, the Town will run shuttle buses from the Ulin Rink Parking Lot on Unquity Road, Town Hall, 525 Canton Avenue…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In the past 350 years, the Town of Milton has changed quite a bit. Today, we look at East Milton Square.
East Milton Square is Milton’s largest business district and one of its most recognizable locations. Through historical photos from the Milton Historical Society we can see how the square has changed over the years. The first photo shows East Milton Square prior to 1893. The next photo shows the square in 1954. The third historical photo is from 1957, while the fourth photo shows the square today. The connection of Adams Street is currently closed due to a test run of a potential new traffic pattern through the square. What are your memories in East Milton Square?
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In the past 350 years, the Town of Milton has changed quite a bit. Today, we look at J.F. Kerrigan Corner Store and the medical offices now at the location.
In the past, the corner of Brook Road and Reedsdale Road was a corner store. Now, the location is occupied by a doctor’s office. The current tenant on the corner is Personalized Preventive Medicine. Through historical photos from the Milton Historical Society we can see what the property looked like when it was occupied by J.F. Kerrigan. What are your memories from this location over the years?
The first day of Milton's Annual Town Meeting paid homage to the town's history.
With bagpipers and church bells sounding, the first night of Town Meeting was slightly different from those in the recent memory. The patriotic and historic sounds were just part of Milton's recognition of the town's 350th Anniversary. The meeting was held at Milton's Fourth Meeting House, First Parish, and was the first session held at the church in the past 177 years.