The Wilmington Insider For October 25, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

In The News:

Non-Resident Rates At Silver Lake May Be Rising: The Town Beach incurred a $20,000+ deficit this summer. Kori Tuitt, of the Lowell Sun, reported on Monday night’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, where the town’s Recreation Director discussed beach finances and the possible need to raise fees on out-of-town users.  “The board seemed unified on the idea that whatever the solution may be, they did not want it to come at a cost to the residents in town,” wrote Tuitt.

Happening Today:

Weather: Showers. High near 68. South wind 5 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Traffic Advisory: Butters Row Bridge will be closed through November 10. The MassDOT are repairing damaged bridge timber deck planks and timber stringers. Work will take place daily from 7am to 7pm. Detour routes are posted HERE.

Fall Yardwaste: The Town will collect leaves and grass clippings placed in biodegradable paper bags or uncovered barrels at curbside on regular trash collection days over the next five weeks.

In The Community (Part 1): The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.

In The Community (Part 2): The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.

At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the Wilmington High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington High School Advisory Council meets at 3pm at the school. … The Wilmington Middle School is holding its Halloween Dances — 6th Grade (5:30pm) and 7th Grade/8th Grade (7:30pm).

At The Library: Tech Help Drop-In from 2pm to 3pm. First Look Book Group at 3pm. Music & More at 6:30pm. College Essay Bootcamp at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: Craft class at 9am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. Fun Singers rehearsal at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.]

At WCTV: On Monday, Wilmington Community Television uploaded its coverage of the Substance Abuse Coalition’s Candlelight Vigil on the Town Common from October 5. Watch it HERE.

Go Wildcats!: 5 Wilmington High teams are in action today, including Boys & Girls Cross Country teams hosting a 3:30pm meet against Melrose High. [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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