Milton High, Milton Academy meet in their 50-year game

from The Patriot Ledger

Milton High and Milton Academy were on the baseball diamond Sunday to take part in a game the teams play once every 50 years in honor of the town’s founding. Behind a foursome of local talent, Milton Academy won, 15-6 (Read the full story and view a portfolio of pics here.)

Students wish Milton a Happy 350th

Last Wednesday Milton public shcool students threw a party for the town in celebration of their 35oth birthday. And they pulled out all the stops. There were exhibits, performances, historic displays, and video presentations. And food!

Thank you MHS Debate Team!

Yesterday afternoon MyTownMatters and the Milton High School Debate Team co-produced The 2012 Milton Matters Candidates Forum. I’d like to thank all the candidates who paticipated. In addition we received support, assistance, and encouragement from

Poem for today – Funeral Blues

During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in. Our thanks to Diane who submitted the following poem by W.H. Auden. Like all great poems, it never gets tired.

Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Hassan hits in Pawtucket

from The Patriot Ledger

After starting his first season at triple-A in an 0-for-17 funk, Milton’s Alex Hassan busted out at the plate over the weekend.  Friday night at Rochester Hassan belted out three hits, including his first double, as the Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Red Wings 4-3, on a second straight impressive pitching performance from former Colorado Rockie Aaron Cook. (Read the full story here.)

Memoir Writing workshop at Forbes House

Life stories are precious and unique. Written memories allow loved ones to know you, and correspondingly, themselves.  Spend a day penning a personal story within a sumptuous historic mansion. Helpful basics, insightful tips, gentle encouragement, fun writing prompts, and a guided imagery to enhance creativity!

Poem for today – The Cry of the Dreamer

During April, National Poetry Month, we are posting a poem a day. If you would like to suggest one, please email it in. This comes from Catherine who writes that O’Reilly “is by a poet with a long history of political activism. He was transported to Australia, ended up in the US and was editor of The Pilot here in Boston around the end of the 1800′s.”

The Cry of the Dreamer by John Boyle O’Reilly

I am tired of planning and toiling
In the crowded hives of men;
Heart-weary of building and spoiling,
And spoiling and building again.

Anne Mazar: Grow your vegetable gardens in your front lawn

from Enterprise News

Penny Knight of Milton, Mass., was saddened when the large maple tree in her front lawn had to be cut down. It had sentimental value because it was planted when her first child was born. However, she noticed that her front lawn was flooded with sunlight. Tired of trying to maintain her failing front lawn, she decided to plant a vegetable garden right in the center of it. (Read teh full story here.)