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5
Jun 17

Summertime Grilling Made Easy

Summertime Grilling Made Easy

Grilling the perfect burger takes some know how and skill. Luckily, The Groves at Milford Blog has done some research to share some tips for grilling this summer, including this detailed blog about burgers: The Burger Lab’s Top Ten Tips for Making Better Burgers. You’ll end up with the perfect burger. Now onto more grilling tips!. (more…)

1
May 17

Pets in Apartments

Pets in Apartments

Whether you own a cat, a dog, or a goldfish here at The Groves at Milford we know that pets add to our apartment community, and we welcome your furry (and gilled) friends. For more information, check out our Pet Policy, by clicking on the Paw Icon on the right side of the amenities page.  In today’s post, we want to share some information and tips for living with a pet in an apartment. We hope you find them helpful. (more…)

3
Apr 17

Pie! It’s What’s for Dinner — And Dessert

Pie! It’s What’s for Dinner — And Dessert

Last month, The Groves at Milford Blog included a link to some pie recipes in honor of Pi Day, and this month, just in case you didn’t have the opportunity to check out that link, we’re sharing some of our favorite pie recipes, both savory and sweet. So invite friends and neighbors over and have pie for dinner or dessert, we’ve got you covered with these awesome recipes. (more…)

6
Mar 17

Celebrating March

Celebrating March

March is a transitional month, as the weather moves from winter to spring. March is also home to Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day, and The Grove at Milford Blog has some ideas about how to celebrate this wonderful month! (more…)

6
Feb 17

It’s a Classic — Movies for Valentine’s Day

It’s a Classic — Movies for Valentine’s Day

Along with giving hearts, flowers, and candy, Valentine’s Day (which is coming up soon) is a time to show those you love that you care. One way to do this is to plan a special date night with your sweetheart or your friends. Movies are always a good choice for an evening in, so we’ve got some suggestions for some classic romantic comedies to make a part of your Valentine’s celebration. So plan a great meal and conclude the night with an awesome Valentine’s-themed dessert and one of these classic movies in your Groves at Milford apartment.

 

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2
Jan 17

Laundry Day! We’ll See You There

Laundry Day! We’ll See You There

Living at The Groves of Milford here in Massachusetts means having access to the amenities that make life easier. One of those, in particular, is having a washer/dryer set up in your apartment. It’s a wonderful thing not to have to drive all over Milford looking for a laundromat! In today’s post, we are sharing some tips to make laundry day go more smoothly.  

 

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5
Dec 16

The Art of Gift Giving

The Art of Gift Giving

December is here, heralding in the holidays with all of the hustle, bustle, and good cheer that comes with them. It also brings about some last-minute gift shopping for many of us. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, we’ve got an idea (appropriated from the internet, sure) that may make it easier, especially if you are planning on getting multiple gifts for individuals on your list.

 

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7
Nov 16

Thanksgiving Trivia and Recommended Reading

Thanksgiving Trivia and Recommended Reading

We are grateful to take a few minutes to share some Thanksgiving trivia with our readers today in honor of that all-American holiday, Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the challenge, and pat yourself on the back when you get one right! Before we get to the trivia from the Washington State Golf Association website, though, we’d like to share some books about Thanksgiving and the early history of Americans that we think are awesome.

 

Recommended Reading

(With descriptions from Goodreads.com)

 

Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman

“In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today. . . .Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.”

 

1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange and Ira Block (Photographer)

“Karen Lange’s gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. . . . The pages come alive with Ira Block’s stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country’s history changed forever.”

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

If you like your history with a side dish of fiction, this classic books offers a look into the life of Puritan New England.

“Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives’ stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit’s friendship with the ‘witch’ is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!”

 

Thanksgiving Trivia

Question: Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States — True or False?

Answer: False, Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving, on the second Monday of October.

 

Question: What is the name of the famous rock credited to where the pilgrims first landed?

Answer: Plymouth Rock.

 

Question: The Indians who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast were?

Answer: The Wampanoag tribe.

 

(Follow-up) Question: Who was their chief?

Answer: Massasoit.

 

Question: What was the name of the ship the pilgrims came over on?

Answer: The Mayflower.

 

Question: What part of the turkey is saved and snapped as a superstitious good luck custom?

Answer: Wishbone.

 

Whether you stay in town at your Groves of Milford apartment or head across the state of Massachusetts to visit family for the holiday, we want to wish everyone at our apartment community a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

 

What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Please share in the comments, and thanks for reading today’s blog.

3
Oct 16

Serving Up Pumpkin and Spice

 Serving Up Pumpkin and Spice

Along with crisp fall mornings, leaves crunching underfoot, and a brisk breeze, the harbinger of winter soon coming, the appearance of pumpkin-spice flavor is a sure sign of autumn’s arrival. So for residents of The Groves of Milford who welcome the season of pumpkin-spice everything, this blog’s for you! We have gathered up a variety of pumpkin-based recipes featuring both savory (pumpkin fries anyone?) and sweet (pumpkin pie truffles?) dishes to tempt you into indulging multiple times this month.  

 

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6
Sep 16

Celebrating Literacy & Reading

Celebrating Literacy & Reading

Today is National Read a Book Day, and the Grammarly Blog has some great ideas about how to mark the day. We particularly liked the suggestion to create a reading space.  Additionally, on the 8th of September it is International World Literacy Day. We like this two-for-one reading celebration, and we encourage our residents to be a part of it all. Information about International Literacy Day can be found here. The day was designated in 1965, and the goal is to raise awareness of illiteracy around the world and do something about it. This year’s campaign, “The Sky’s the Limit” is designed to promote digital access for students in the developing world, and “increase student engagement via an exciting digital learning platform.”

 

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