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Weekend Getaway feature: MILTON!

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John Eyster
November 27, 2011

Weekend Getaway feature: MILTON!

BE SURE TO READ Brian E. Clark’s Weekend Getaway feature published in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Milton is home to historic Underground Railroad.”

I read Brian's feature with special interest and appreciation as a long-time citizen of the school district of Milton with our family’s orientation in MILTON.

I think Brian Clark has really organized a very informative "Weekend Getaway" feature. Read it and comment - do YOU agree?

HEADS UP: Be sure YOU read the article and do NOT get misled by the pictures. I am confident that WE THE PEOPLE of the Milton-Janesville area are well informed that it is the TUNNEL from the Goodrich pioneer cabin to the basement of the Milton House stagecoach stop which is THE key to the escape of many escaping slaves. The feature article correctly focuses on THE MILTON HOUSE first! Commendation and thanks to author, Brian E. Clark!

The rest of the feature really does provide the reader with valuable information, including highlights of “THINGS TO DO” and “PLACES TO DINE AND SHOP,” which reminds readers of USA Today’s highly rated pizza restaurant, Georgio's, 301 Parkview Drive, a 10-table, dine-in, carryout restaurant. The secret to Georgio's success? A tomato sauce with 14 spices and mounds of mozzarella made with Wisconsin whole - not skim - milk. The author has helpfully provided links to various websites so the reader gains more information easily.

I was happy to be reminded of special events coming as we move into Advent today and then toward Christmas 2011 with Brian’s “ON THE CALENDAR” listing. He also provides contact information for the “Milton Area Chamber of Commerce” (phone: 608-868-6222).

I KNOW there are numerous events in our Milton area not posted on Brian’s “ON THE CALENDAR”! I am particularly aware of the 24th annual COOKIE WALK coming next Saturday, December 3 at Milton United Methodist Church which was one of numerous Holiday events reported in the special feature article published in today’s edition of The Janesville Messenger, “Making the Holidays Bright” by Lynn Greene.

The Cookie Walk comes in the “jump” of the article to page 8 along with numerous special events between now and Christmas. You can use this link to see the “jump” part of the article "Making the Holidays Bright.”

Look at the last paragraph of the first column and then the second column of the “jump.” IF you want to get COOKIES, be sure YOU are there when the doors open at 8 am CST SHARP!

FULL DISCLOSURE: I have been enlisted by my wife, Marilyn, to make the luscious NORWEGIAN “KRUMKAKER.” If you do NOT know what they are, you can see pictures and read Wikipedia’s article using this link, “Krumkake.” We think the KRUMKAKER are BEST when filled with REAL WHIPPED CREAM. IF you want to add even MORE flavor, mix a fresh fruit into the real whipped cream. LUSCIOUS!

TODAY is the FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT! It is New Year’s Day for the Christian year. It launches Christians into the time of WAITING – both the waiting for the birth of Jesus (Christmas) and the second coming of Jesus as victorious Christ anticipating the “End Time.” You will learn a lot more about the Christian season of Advent if you choose to read the Wikipedia feature article, “Advent.”

Here we go…

Mr. E.

John W. Eyster lives in the Edgerton area. He is an adjunct professor assigned with the online/distance education faculty of Viterbo University, LaCrosse. He continues his personal mission supporting democracy/civics education in Wisconsin K-12 schools through Project Citizen, We the People, Discovering Democracy (Milton HS). John is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff or management.

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