Monthly Breakfast Meeting 6/11/11

Our monthly breakfast meeting is this coming Saturday the 11th of June at 8am at the Old Stone Church.

The cost for breakfast is $5 and is open to the public.

Our speaker will be Todd Simkus from the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce.

Members should bring items for the raffle basket that we’ll be giving away at Sundae on the Farm.


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Breakfast Meeting 5/14/2011

Our monthly meeting/breakfast is Saturday the 14th of May at 8am at the Old Stone Church.

The cost for breakfast is $5 and is open to the public.

Our speaker will be Joe Mendez.  He will be speaking to us about returning woman veterans and the issues that they are facing as they return from overseas.

We’ll be discussing many of the upcoming activities that we have coming up this spring and summer including the Plant Sale, Sundae on the Farm, and the Saratoga County Fair Booth.

Hope to see you there.

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Garage Sale

Just a quick reminder that the Milton Grange will be holding it’s annual Garage Sale, this Saturday April 2nd from 8am – 3pm at 644 Rock City Road in Ballston Spa.

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Signs will be posted around the area to direct you to the sale.

All proceeds from the sale go to helping purchase vegetable plants for the Project Head Start families.

Items for sale will include household goods, toys, tools , antiques, fabrics, decorations, sporting goods, novelty items, books, etc. There will not be any clothing or electronics at this sale.

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2010 Blue Ribbon Fair Exhibit

This year I was privileged to serve on the fair exhibit committee with our President, Rob Pastore, as well as Cynthia Pastore and Carl and Mary Engelhardt.   Our topic this year was backyard chickens.  There’s a burgeoning movement in urban and suburban areas of people keeping chickens for fresh eggs, pest control, and in some cases, meat, as evidenced by sites like Backyard Chickens and Urban Chickens.  People raising their own birds can only go to strengthen ties and understanding between people from rural and urban backgrounds, so it seemed to be a good exhibit to take on.

Rob, Carl and myself spent several evenings in the weeks leading up to the fair designing and building a chicken coop (pictured below).   We started with a picture of a coop gleaned from the internet and started building.  As a side note, the coop we built will be auctioned off next year at Sundae on the Farm.

I’ll let the images below speak for themselves.  This was our Blue Ribbon exhibit.  Click on the pictures for bigger versions.

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A web site for Milton Grange #685

Greetings.  This is the first post in what we hope will be a valuable resource for both Grange members and Town of Milton residents with regards to the programs and activities of the Milton Grange.

In addition to our monthly pancake breakfasts on the second Saturday of the month at the Old Stone Church in Milton, we participate in a number of community events and activities.

In any case, check back here for updates on what we’re up to and by all means, feel free to join us for one of our breakfasts.

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