Squeezebox Stompers to perform at MPL

The Milton Public Library will present a family concert on Saturday, September 29th by the talented group known as the “The Squeezebox Stompers.” This fabulous zydeco/cajun band does swing and swamprock in the best possible way, bringing their listeners the fun sounds of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.

Repair work to close East Milton bridge

Wicked Local Milton

Repair work will close the Wood Street bridge in East Milton beginning Friday, Sept. 7.

The bridge, which crosses over the Southeast Expressway, will be closed for about three months. (Read the full story here.)


from The Patriot Ledger

With five sophomores starting last season, the Wildcats have some continuity this fall. Exhibit A: junior quarterback Liam Collins. (Read the full story here.)

Hospital clinicians discuss benefits of walking

from Wicked Local Milton

In anticipation of its upcoming Community Health Walk on Saturday, September 29, BID-Milton reached out to resident experts in the areas of physical therapy, cardiology, gerontology and pulmonology to discuss how walking improves quality of life in all of these areas. (Read the full story here.)

Library starting Teen Advisory Group

The Milton Public Library is starting a Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and Milton teens are invited to join! The TAG will meet monthly to promote teen leadership and involvement in the library. To be a TAG member, you must be between the ages of 13 -18 and be willing to work creatively in a team

Milton woman wins recipe contest

from Health Barn

Congratulations to last week’s zucchini contest winner: Elizabeth T. from Milton, MA! Her recipe for Zucchini “Fries” got double thumbs up. Check out the recipe below. A HealthBarn magnet is on its way, Elizabeth! (You can find the recipe here.)

East Congregational invites community to “Welcome Back” service

East Congregational Church extends an invitation to the community to come to their “Welcome Back” service on Sunday, September 9, at 10 am. The church’s new interim pastor, Rev. Mark Seifried will be preaching. The new Christian Education Directors will also begin registering children for the new church school year.

Vice President Biden meets Siobhan O’Grady!!

Siobhan O’Grady, well-known for her political activism during her high school days in Milton, meets Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop in West York, PA. Siobhan is currently a senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she is double-majoring in Political Science and French. That is Siobhan on the left.

Henry Forbes, 87; set up museum in Milton for Asian export art

from Boston Globe

In the mid-1960s, Henry Forbes turned his family’s Milton Greek Revival mansion into what is now the Forbes House Museum and devoted his career to showcasing Asian export art. He later merged his collection with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The museum “merged his tremendous aesthetic sense and his historical scholarship, and that’s really what created it, what enabled him to really preside over the founding of the discipline of Asian export art,” said his son Robert. (Read the full story here; subscription required)

Picture for today: 09.02.12

Milton fell to Bishop Feehan in a scrimmage earlier this week. Sports photographer Roy Chambers captured the action. Upi can find more of Roy’s work here.