Month: September 2017

I Will Gladly Pay the Price Increase to the Fall Fair

As a Miltonian and a lover of all things Fall, the Milton Fall Fair, or any Fall Fair, is always a real treat for me. Every year, hard working volunteers put together a great event with a midway, a demolition derby, truck and tractor pull, a petting zoo and so much more!  The cost has typically been $10 for admission.  It has always featured local bands as well.  This year, the charge for the Friday only, will be increased to $20.  While some are frowning on the price increase.  I thought I would try to shed some light. This year,...

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Haunted House Raises Spooktacular Funds for MDHF

On August 18, 2017, the Milton District Hospital Foundation was pleased to receive a cheque for $11,327 from the Haunted House Committee who raised vital funds for MDHF and the hospital by organizing the 7th Annual Haunted House at Milton Mall last October. The two-day, weekend event brought in thousands of Milton locals, who enjoyed the frightfully fun festivities featuring strategically placed animatronics, props and lighting to create the spooky atmosphere. In lieu of an admission fee, the Haunted House asked for donations to benefit the Milton District Hospital Foundation. “We’re delighted to accept this donation from the Milton...

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When Being a Mom Is Not What You Expected: Postpartum Depression, more than the ‘baby blues’

Being pregnant and giving birth is thought to be an immensely joyous milestone for new moms. The thought that they should be glowing and gushing over the new additions to their families is a belief that most people envision and expect. But what if the experience is not at all what you expected? What if you are not as happy about your baby as your family and friends? What if you are having a hard time bonding and feeling love and affection for your baby? What if the lifestyle and body changes are causing feelings of regret, guilt, and...

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Putting Family First: A Delicate Balance

Phil and Cheryl Vrkljan are slowly becoming recognized as one of Milton’s most successful power couples. As a united front, they have taken on the challenges of building a family, and running a businesses together, all while making it look easy! The two of them run two successful business, are raising three well-rounded, active children, and are heavily involved our community. Although they make it all look effortless, the work-life balance they have come to achieve has not always come easily. The couple met in 1997, on a bus while studying at Queen’s University, where they both played basketball....

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