Bernie Lynch Saluted for over 45 years of community service – Thank You Bernie!

by Frank Schroth

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast night was the final Planning Board meeting for Bernie Lynch who has served on the board for over 25 years and it didn’t go unnoticed. Senator Brian A. Joyce presented Mr. Lynch with a senate proclamation honoring not only his time on the planning board but also as President of Milton Access Television, his work with Milton Hospital, and his long and cherished relationship with his wife Marion.

DCR Traffic Advisory: Unquity Road Maintenance

WHAT: Beginning Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be conducting road maintenance along Unquity Road in Milton. To assist with this project, Unquity Road will be closed, and detours will be set up to Hartland Street in Milton. The work will continue on Friday and Sunday during the same overnight timeframe.

“Voices Lifted for Israel” Concert

An exciting family concert of A Cappella music is on the program as Cong. Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills and Temple Beth Abraham of Canton host “Voices Lifted for Israel,” a free musical celebration in honor of the two synagogues’ Passport to Israel programs, on Sunday morning, May 4th.

Now you see it . . . now you don’t

by Frank Schroth

photo by Frank Schroth

photo by Frank Schroth

Sadly, the building that housed the Milton Woman’s Club is no more. By tomorrow afternoon this will likely be an empty construction lot. Some houses will go up and some folks will move in and memories will fade. But something had to happen.

The determination of Sean McCarthy

from Doghouse Boxing

In the history of sports, a number of athletes have competed with a disability.

Natalie Du Toit was the first swimmer to participate in the Olympic Games with most of her left leg missing. Baseball’s Jim Abbot advanced all the way to the major leagues, pitchingwith one arm highlighting his career with a no-hitter.

Now, there’s Sean McCarthy, a 43-year-old amateur boxer from Boston, Massachusetts. Read the full story here.

Poem for the day 04.23.14 – Sonnet 73 That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold

Posted in celebration of national poetry month.  Today is the birthday of William Shakespeare. You can find a fascinating, if short, summary of his life, from Garrison Keillor here. Have a favorite poem you have read or written? Please email it to frank@mytownmatters.com.

Sonnet 73 That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold – William Shakespeare

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

Milton Players to present “Laura”

Kevin Lowney (left) plays Detective Mark McPherson, and Lance Wesley, Nathan Ferry and Bruce Houston play 3  suspects.

Kevin Lowney (left) plays Detective Mark McPherson, and Lance Wesley, Nathan Ferry and Bruce Houston play 3 suspects.

The Milton Players finish out their 81st season with the thrilling murder mystery Laura, which runs April 25-May 4 at the Massachusetts Hospital School’s Brayton Auditorium. Motives for murder abound and plot twists keep you guessing until the very end in the classic whodunnit, which is based on the acclaimed novel by Vera Caspary.