Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Gathering Place Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park!
Fun, Music, Food, and Friends
The Gathering Place will be presenting three summer concerts in 2011 to encourage families to enjoy North Goodrich Park. The concert schedule is below:
  • Thursday, June 16th - The Turtle Creek Ramblers
  • Thursday, July 14th - Mama Digdowns Brass Band
  • Tuesday, August 16th - Piper Road Spring Band
All concerts will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Gathering Place is expecting a big turnout and is looking for interested individuals or organizations to sponsor the cost of the bands.  If you are interested in sponsoring the cost of a band or a portion of the cost, please contact Executive Director Paula Schutt from The Gathering Place at (608) 868-3500 or by e-mail at tgpdirector@charter.net.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Siren Test - May 4, 2011

A test of the outdoor warning/siren system will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:05 p.m.  The TEST SIGNAL will be 1-2 minutes long.

The steady tone of 3-5 minutes will be the take cover signal that a tornado warning has been issued for Rock County and citizens should immediately take shelter and tune to your local broadcasting stations or weather radio for information.

If residents find the siren located in their area is not working, they should call 758-8440. 

If there is inclement weather within the county on the day of the test, the siren testing will NOT be conducted.  The siren would instead be tested the following week.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at the Milton Public Library April 28th through May 1st. 

Named "One of the Best Area Book Sales" by a local dealer, you'll love the selection and prices. 

Join the Friends and shop first at the Friends Only Sale, April 28th.

Organic Gardening Discussion at the Milton Public Library

At the Milton Public Library on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m., local authority Patty Bailey from Patty's Plants will share with you her organic gardening experiences with everything from building the soil to growing veggies, herbs, and edible flowers.  No registration is necessary for this event.

The Milton Public Library is located in the Shaw Municipal Building, 430 E. High Street.

Patty's Plants is located at 819 E. High Street (www.pattysplants.com).

Monday, April 18, 2011

YMCA "Field of Dreams" Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The following press release is from the YMCA of Northern Rock County regarding their ribbon cutting ceremony for the "Field of Dreams."

YMCA Field of Dreams Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

The YMCA of Northern Rock County is pleased to announce the official grand opening of the “Field of Dreams” on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 pm.

There will be a short ribbon cutting ceremony prior to the start of YMCA Youth Soccer games.

The Field of Dreams consists of three of the five acres purchased by the YMCA at Crossridge Park for the future YMCA facility.

YMCA Youth Soccer games began on April 23rd. The Youth Baseball/T-Ball program will begin in June. There is also a new Ultimate Frisbee league running through June.

Additional programs will run through Fall.

The Field of Dreams is located at the corner of Town Line Road and Hwy 26 in Milton.

For more information, contact Tom Den Boer at 754-9622 ext. 115.

City Offices Closed April 22, 2011

City offices will be closed on Friday, April 22, 2011.  City offices will reopen on Monday, April 25, 2011 at their regularly scheduled hours.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tails n Trails Dog Park Grand Opening - May 14, 2011

Mark your calendars!

The Parks & Recreation Commission will be hosting the official Tails n Trails Dog Park Grand Opening Celebration on May 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Click here to view the flier.

The grand opening is a FREE family event with FREE giveaways.  A variety of demonstrations will be occur between 10:30 a.m. and noon.  Dog related products and services will be on display.  The Janesville Police Department K9 Unit and Friends of Noah will be on site.

Due to the nature of the demonstrations, we ask that attendees enjoy the park with their dogs a different day.

Please come and help celebrate!

The dog park is located at 466 Elm Street, near the intersection of W. High Street and Elm Street.

Spring Break Activities at the Library!

Next week is Spring Break for Milton students, and the Milton Public Library has organized activities for the week!

  • Pajama Time Storytime (Monday, April 18th, 6:30 p.m.) - Young children and parents are invited to wear pajamas to a special evening storytime.
  • Lego Build Day! (Tuesday, April 19th, 2 - 4 p.m.) - Join us and create your own masterpiece!  The Library will supply the Legos.  No personal Legos please.  Register at the library or by phone (868-7462).
  • Spring Break Movie Day (Wednesday, April 20th, 2 p.m.) - We're showing a newly released movie and serving up some great snacks!
  • All Day Craft - Make a Mask (Thursday, April 21st) - Make your own mask and wear it home!  The Library will provide all materials, and no registration is required.
We hope to see you at the Library!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 2011 Election Results

Milton had an impressive turnout at the election on Tuesday, April 5th, at 50 percent.  The previous April election saw only a 14 percent turnout.

The city elected Brett Frazier, Don Vruwink, and Anissa Welch to the Common Council.

To view the full election results, click here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

110 Voters in the First Hour

Milton already had 110 voters in just the first hour the polls were open! 

Polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight.

City of Milton residents vote in the Council Chambers, located on the lowest level of the Shaw Municipal Building, 430 E. High Street.

If you have any questions, call City Hall at 868-6900.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Support the Dog Park!

If you make at least a $5 donation to the Tails n Trails Dog Park, you will receive a tag like the one pictured to the left. 

Donations can be brought to City Hall, 430 E. High Street, or you can mail your donation to:

City of Milton
Attn: Inga Jacobson
430 E. High Street, Suite 3
Milton, WI 53563

Donations can also be dropped off in the night drop box at City Hall, or in the donation bins at the dog park.  Be sure to include your name and address with your donation so staff can mail you a tag!

Watch for information coming soon about the Tails n Trails Dog Park Grand Opening scheduled for May 14, 2011, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Election - April 5, 2011

The election is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5th! 

The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Voting will take place in the Council Chambers located on the lowest level of the Shaw Municipal Building, 430 E. High Street.

If you need to register to vote, please bring your drivers license and proof of residence (utility bill, lease, bank statement, paycheck stub, tax bill, etc.)  No junk mail please. 

If you would like to view a sample ballot, click here

We hope to see you at the polls!