The Wilmington Insider For October 27, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, October 27, 2017:

In The News:

The King of Crunch Lives In Wilmington: Wilmington’s Shawsheen Tech senior linebacker Mark Companeschi was spotlighted in the Lowell Sun yesterday. Companeschi has made an impressive 152 tackles in his 19-game career. “He just finds the ball and delivers a hit,” said Shawsheen Tech head coach Al Costabile. “He loves the physicality of football. You have to when you have the tackle totals he does.”  The Rams host Whittier Tech in first-round playoff action tonight at the Tech.

Trash Isn’t The Only Thing You’ll Have To Hold: The Town announced yesterday that the restrooms at Yentile Farm will be closed in this winter. The concession stand building is not heated and the pipes need to be winterized. The restrooms will likely reopen in April.

Happening Today:

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

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): Haunted Woods is back!  The event features TEN scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street, Wilmington). The Haunted Woods runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street.

In The Community (Part 2)Abundant Life Church (173 Church Street) is holding a family movie and craft night from 6:30pm to 8pm. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for the Wilmington Food Pantry. No registration is required. Have a question? Call the Church at 978-658-8584.

In The Community (Part 3): Wilmington residents are invited to Burbank YMCA’s HALLOWEEN BASH from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the YMCA (36 Arthur B. Lord Drive, Reading). The bash features “haunted woods,” face painting, a magic show, spooky games & crafts, scary storytelling and more! A donation of $5 per family is suggested. This event is open to non-members. Space is limited. Please call 781-944-9622.

Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting its annual Halloween karaoke party at 8pm with Winnell Entertainment.

At The Library: Needleworkers from 10am to noon. Humans v. Zombies at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: Special Exercise at 10am. Craft at 10am. Brain & Body Exercise at 11:30am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]

On WCTV: Watch WCTV’s coverage of Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s Meeting HERE.

At The Schools: The Wilmington Middle School’s Talent Show is at 7pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Go Wildcats!: 5 Wilmington High teams are in action today, including the WHS Varsity Football team in their FIRST EVERY HOME PLAYOFF GAME. The Wildcats take on Gloucester at 7pm at Alumni Stadium. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. Park in the Student Parking Lot/Fourth of July Building Parking Lot. [See the complete schedule HERE.]

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

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