5 Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 17

May we suggest that the Roaring 20s and General Draper occupy a spot on your calendar this week?

1. Even though it's only Monday, it's never too early to start thinking about the weekend! If you're going to be in Milford this coming weekend, consider stopping by Sunday afternoon for a celebration for the General Draper statue, which sits across from the Police Department. The statue was presented to the town a century ago.

2. If you're a fan of the Roaring 20s, there's a program you might want to put on your calendar this week. The Milford Town Library is hosting a 45-minute slide presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday; it is an overview of the 1920s, showcasing world events, political events, prohibition, organized crime as well as the style, fashion and trends of the Jazz Age.

This program will be presented by Chris Daley, a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston.  A Wareham resident and longtime lecturer, Daley has written several articles on local history and is currently working on a book. 

3. We at Patch pride ourselves at being a resource for you, our readers. One of the ways we try to help is to answer the questions you send our way. Is there anything Milford-related you've been wondering? If so, email us your question, or add it as a comment to this article. You might see it in one of our "You Ask, Patch Answers," columns. We put the answers out to the public because chances are if you have the question, others do, too.

4. It seems like just yesterday that we were watching the Boston Marathon. We noticed on Facebook that registration has opened for the 2013 Marathon. Let the training begin!

5. Reader Joe Kane shared with us a bunch of great photos of the Milford vs. Medway varsity football game. Have some pictures you'd like to share of a town event, sports game, or, simply, something photogenic you've seen around town? It's easy to add them directly to our Pics and Clips gallery, like Joe did.


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