Tuesday, May 14, 2013
There is something for everyone to have a blast this summer.
A long list of fun activities and events awaits! Milford Recreation has released their Summer Guide in a downloadable PDF, which you can look through above. Hard copies are available at the Milford Recreation office. Registration for all summer program will be available for online registration this week. You can Register online by clicking here when registration opens. For more information, visit their website.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Make sure your favorite sports teams are highlighted on Milford Patch this season!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around [insert name of town] and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on [Insert name of Patch]. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A new federal database shows how hospitals compare for care.
If you go to the emergency room at the Elliot Hospital, how long will it take before you see a healthcare professional? The federal government says 53 minutes on average. That's worse than the state average of 35 minutes. Key measures of ER efficiency have been posted from hospitals across the country, according to a report by Cheryl Clark, of HealthLeaders Media. “With precious little fanfare, Uncle Sam...rolled out a big, fat database with seven measures comparing a service that many people—healthcare providers and patients alike—consider the most critical any hospital can provide,” Clark wrote. Data collected in 2011 and early 2012 also tracked things like how long it took for an ER patient with a broken bone to get pain medication, or …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Members of the Greater Nashua area's popular running club reflect on the Boston Marathon bombing.
Dozens of runners, from seasoned racers to social joggers, gathered at Nashua High School South for the first Gate City Striders track practice of 2013. Before practice, an email was sent to runners encouraging them to stand together in solidarity, wearing any Boston Marathon attire they might have in their collection. For those who didn't have anything, Dave Salvas, who was at the finish line of the marathon on Monday when the bomb went off, brought about a dozen marathon jackets that he's collected over the years. All around the track, runners represented Boston in their attire, silently paying tribute to the three spectators killed and the dozens wounded in Monday's bombing. Some wore black race-style bibs handed out before practice, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Tony Catinella Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and a spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Dave Salvas said he realized immediately what was going on and got himself out of the danger zone as fast as he could.
Dave Salvas knew the loud explosion he heard just after he'd finished running 26.2 miles on Monday was not a celebratory explosion pretty quickly. Salvas, of Amherst, was in Boston running the Boston Marathon unofficially, pacing a friend of his and they'd just crossed the finish line when the first of two bombs rocked Boylston Street. "I knew when I saw the white smoke and debris flying that this wasn't something celebratory," Salvas said, adding that the first explosion left many in the area confused, looking around trying to figure out what had just happened. He likened the sound to that of a cannon, but said he knows enough about ceremonial cannon-fire that it wouldn't produce that kind of smoke, nor would it be fired in an area with…
The finishing times for the runners from your town.
The 2013 Boston Marathon isn't over yet, but we already have some results to share. The winner in the men's division this year is Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa, who finished in 2:10:22, according to NPR. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women's division with a final time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 25 seconds. The first Milford runner to finish is Michael Wright, who hit the net with a time of 3:17:23.
Seven Milford runners will be participating in the 117th Boston Marathon this year.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Milford Patch.
Spring sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Milford Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team – high school, middle school, rec teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the winning touchdown on video? Upload it …
A look at the Milford runners participating in the Boston Marathon this year.
So many runners will be running in Boston this year, with so many reasons to run. The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place on April 15 this year, taking runners through the course that threads from the Hopkinton starting line to Boston. As it states on the official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification)." So who's running from …