There is a great video interview with Ms. Proctor a long time Milton resident and artist that comes with this article. Ms. Proctor talks of growing up in Milton with salt pork and cows.
A warm summer-like afternoon. The perfect time to stop by and sit outdoors with 96-year-old Elva Proctor in her Milton backyard.
A chance to talk about times gone by, with the UMass-Boston Mass. Memories Milton Road Show coming up May 12. She plans to be there. (Read the full story here.)
During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in. Today’s selection is by Tracy Smith who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this week. Joel Brouwer, writing in the New York Times, called Smith “a poet of extraordinary range and ambition.”
Duende, by Tracy Smith
The earth is dry and they live wanting.
Each with a small reservoir
Of furious music heavy in the throat. Read more »
Lat Saturday’s 2012 Milton Matters Candidates Forum will be broadcast on Milton Access TV on the following schedule
Wednesday at 1pm
Thursday at 4:15pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Yesterday was hot. So hot that 5000 of the runners who entered the Boston Marathon chose not to run and took up the BAA on their offer to run next year instead. Valerie Kelly, a Tucker 3rd Grade teacher was not one on them. She was running for a small child with severe cardiac problems. Fueling her was the support of her students and the Tucker community at large. Read more »
News release from the Milton Historical Society
Dr. Joseph Warren (1741 –1775) will be the guest of honor at the annual dinner of the Milton Historical Society. The event, “A visit from Dr. Warren,” will take place on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. It is open to the public. Read more »
During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in.
Interloper by Susan Minot
There’s a cat up on the roof
with stripes across his face.
He has the curious guarded look
of a cat who knows this place
may be inhabited
by other cats. Read more »
Therapist Cheryl Bacon will share her experience with Qi Gong, a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation, at the East Church. Read more »
On Friday, May 4th, the Teen Services department of the Milton Public Library is hosting an afternoon movie for teens and tweens. The library will screen one of the four following movies: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011), Jack and Jill (2011), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), or Ghostbusters (1984). Teens can vote for their top choice on the teen page of the library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org/teen.asp! Read more »
Congratulations to Justin Renz on his marathon run. Mr. Renz finished with a time of 3:01:09. Whoa.
You can search the list of marathon finishers here.
At the Milton Matters Candidates Forum last Saturday, Mike Joyce announced that if elected he would seek to reduce his salary, returning a portion back to the town. The Town Clerk position currently pays over $80,000 a year. In making the statement Mr. Joyce seemed to address head on a concern raised at the Council on Aging forum regarding his relative experience. Read more »