The Wilmington Insider For October 3, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, October 3, 2017:

In The News:

  • Detox Proposal Still On The Table Despite Ray Stepping Down: “We all heard the concerns of the town officials and residents… I think (Kneeland) is simply trying to digest that information and evaluate whether or not it makes sense to go forward and whether or not to go forward at a different location within the town of Wilmington,” unpaid consultant Mike Caira told the Lowell Sun in an article published on Monday. “It appears, for the most part, even though there was a lack of understanding of what the project really was, there at least seems to be a demonstrated understanding of the problem and that’s a start.”
  • Sobering News: Wilmington Police Department announced Monday it has responded to 30 overdoses and 4 deaths due to overdose so far this year. The town’s Substance Abuse Coalition is holding a Candlelight Vigil for remember those lost from addiction and to reduce the stigma associated with addiction.
  • Great Goal! Congratulations to Wilmington’s Jayne Wierzbicki, freshman at Southern Vermont College, for being named NECC Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Happening Today:

  • Weather: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind.
  • Flags At Half Staff:  Flags are at half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 6 in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas attack, which included a Tewksbury mom.
  • At Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Room 9. An update on 13 Muse Avenue is on the agenda.
  • At Town Hall (Part 2): The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Room 9. A public hearing on the diner and pet care facility coming to Lowell Street is on the agenda.
  • In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday at 6:45pm. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.
  • In The Community (Part 2): Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.
  • Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.
  • At The Library: Story time for three-year-olds at 9:30am and four-year-olds at 10:30am. A cookbook book club (“Cookin’ The Books) meeting at 12pm. Teen Trivia Night at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]
  • At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 9am. Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Wii Bowling at 12:30pm. Mahjong at 1pm. Yoga at 2:30pm. Sign-ups for Northshore Music Theatre trip on Nov. 1 begins. [Learn more HERE.]
  • At The Town Museum: The Town Museum on Salem Street is open today from 10am to 2pm.
  • At WCTV: On Monday, WCTV released the newest episode of its “Bridging The Digital Divide” monthly podcast featuring Wilmington Library Tech Librarian Brad McKenna and WCTV’s Lisa Kapala.  Learn about the yearly maintenance you need to do to keep you devices up-to-date and running like new. Listen HERE.
  • Go Wildcats!: 10 Wilmington High teams are in action today, including Varsity Field Hockey at Winchester at 3:45pm and Varsity Volleyball hosting Wakefield at 7pm. The Volleyball team is raising funds for breast cancer research. Proceeds from a bake sale and raffles will benefit the Side-Out Foundation. [See the complete schedule HERE.]

(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)

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