Friday, December 28, 2012
Look back at the parade, music and fireworks that marked Milton's 350th Anniversary.
In 2012, the Town of Milton celebrated its 350th Anniversary. Celebrations spanned the past 12 months, but no event was grander than the three-day extravaganza in June, dubbed Big Event Weekend. From Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, the 350th Anniversary Committee organized a slate of events that united all facets of the community. “The Town of Milton’s celebration of 350 years of community was an enormous success that strengthened the ties that bind us together,” wrote Jennifer Tegan in a letter on behalf of the 350th Anniversary Committee during the summer. The town's oversized bithday party began with firworks on Friday evening. Though rain fell during the display, a large turnout enjoyed the night at Milton High School. On …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The final event of Milton’s 350th Anniversary was a gala at the Hoosic Club.
The recognition of Milton’s 350th Anniversary ended last weekend with a successful gala to commemorate a year of celebrations. The Milton 350th Anniversary Gala was held at the Milton Hoosic Club and featured food, a cash bar and music. The year of celebration featured a wide range of events for all ages like fireworks, a parade, concerts and other historical happenings.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
An American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol Building was presented to the Town of Milton by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch.
U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch greeted Town Meeting members before Monday’s annual fall meeting. Besides providing a brief legislative update, Lynch presented the town with an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol. Lynch presented the town a flag that flew over the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on October 17, 2012. The flying of the flag recognized the Town of Milton’s 350th anniversary, which is being celebrated this year. Lynch said he missed Milton’s 350th celebration weekend and parade this summer because he was visiting U.S. troops abroad. The milestone, according to Lynch, was particularly impressive to many in Washington as 350 years since incorporation is unheard of in most of the country. The flag and a plaque of …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A two-hour tour around Milton's historic and significant sites is set for October 21.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Milton 350th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a trolley tour of historic and significant sites in Milton on Sunday, October 21. The route will include locations all over town including familiar places like the Blue Hills Reservation, the Suffolk Resolves House and the Forbes House Museum as well as some locations off the beaten path. “To celebrate the 350th, we wanted to give people a chance to see places in Milton they may have heard or wondered about but never actually visit. We also have a few surprises in store,” said Mary McLaughlin, member of the committee planning the event. The two-hour journey will begin and end at Cunningham Park on 75 Edge Hill Road. Trolley departure times will be at 12 p.m., 12:20 p.m., 2:30 p.m. …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Town of Milton was featured on a recent episode of WCVB's "Chronicle."
During the town’s 350th year since incorporation, Milton has received plenty of attention with residents and media alike enjoying the anniversary celebration, while looking to the past and the future. Just this week, WCVB featured Milton on its “Chronicle” program during an episode highlighting Massachusetts town’s that are celebrating notable milestones. The 5:22 piece not only discussed Milton’s 350th Parade and the town’s rich industrial history, it also touched on the history at Bent’s Cookie Factory and the diversity promoted by Milton Academy’s Stepping Stone Academy.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Milton will be part of Chronicle's birthday towns episode on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Town of Milton will be featured on tonight’s episode of Chronicle on WCVB, channel 5. The show, which airs at 7:30 p.m., will focus on Milton’s 350th anniversary. Tonight’s episode will center on towns celebrating momentous anniversaries. Besides of Milton’s birthday, Duxbury’s 375th anniversary and Lexington’s 300th anniversary will also be featured.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
These images were taken during the 350th Anniversary Big Event Weekend. Can you guess what is in the photos?
Test your knowledge of Milton and identify what parts of the 350th Anniversary Celebration are portrayed in the photos. Do you know where these images came from? If so, write it in the comment box. While you’re working your brain, check out the first 350th Edition of Where in Milton. I will come back later, and let you know where these photos were taken.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The group expresses gratitude for the support it received during Milton's anniversary celebration.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Community is defined as “a group living in close proximity that often shares cultural and historical heritage.” The town of Milton’s celebration of 350 years of community was an enormous success that strengthened the ties that bind us together. Although the events beginning June 8 had been advertised for months, the excitement really started to build when the Department of Public Works painted the 350th logo and red, white and blue lines outlining the parade route earlier in the week. Many folks were spotted taking pictures of the logo and posting to Facebook in anticipation of the big event weekend. The kickoff on Friday found Milton families spreading out all over the high school campus, enjoying the cookout and band concerts, and …
Future chefs bake a cake for the town's anniversary celebration.
Editor's note: Judy Bass is the publicist for Blue Hills Regional Technical School. Sometimes, a cake isn’t a simple confection. It is a memorable learning experience, a thrilling labor of love, and an emblem of the close and valuable relationship between a town and a school, one forged over decades and that will last for decades to come. This was the case with the massive cake made by culinary-arts students from Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton to commemorate the recent 350th anniversary of the town of Milton, one of Blue Hills’ nine district communities. (The others are Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Norwood, Randolph and Westwood.) “When fully assembled,” said Richard Spada, a permanent building-wide substitute…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
In the past 350 years, the Town of Milton has changed quite a bit. Today, we look at the former Old Colony Railway Station on Reedsdale Road.
The section of Reedsdale Road between Randolph Avenue and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is currently known as a completely residential area. When the Old Colony Railroad ran through Milton, the scene was quite different. Back when the railway was functioning, the area between 295 and 287 Reedsdale Road was the site of a transfer station. Through a photo from the Milton Historical Society, we can see that the transfer station and car barn of the past. Now, several homes occupy the land.