The Wilmington Insider For October 28, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 28, 2017:

In The News:

Wildcats Make History: The WHS Varsity Football team won its first playoff game in the program’s history on Friday night, crushing Gloucester High, 30-0 at Alumni Field. There are no game summaries online as of 6am, but here are some photos courtesy of  the Wilmington Advocate.  Wilmington will travel to Marblehead High next Friday at 7pm.

Happening Today:

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

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.

Yardwaste: The Town’s Recycling Center (Old Main Street) is open from 9am to 4pm for leaf and brush drop-off.  [Read more HERE.]

In The Community (Part 1): The Wildcat Athletic Alumni and Friends (W.A.A.F.) will hold the official dedication of the Wilmington High School gymnasium for Lawrence “Larry” H. Cushing at 11am. The dedication will feature favorite pastimes during Larry’s tenure as a WHS teacher, as well as a brief program, emceed by Wilmington’s Jim Stewart as a tribute to Larry’s Life. [Read more HERE.]

In The Community (Part 2): The Wilmington Sons of Italy Junior Lodge will be holding its 10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9am to 2pm at Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue). The popular fair features a display of gift baskets for raffle, holiday gift items, crafters, artisans, independent vendors, a bake sale table, hot lunch and white elephant table. The event is the Junior Lodge’s largest fundraiser of the year. Fund raised are used for scholarships and to help pay for Community Service events.

In The Community (Part 3): The Wilmington Police Department is holding a Drug Take Back from 10am to 2pm at the Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). Bring your pills for disposal to the lobby. (No liquids.) The service is FREE and ANONYMOUS. If you are unable to attend the event, the WPD has kiosks for disposing of prescription medications and syringes in the lobby of the Public Safety Building year-round.

In The Community (Part 4)Grace Chapel Wilmington (128 West Street) invites Wilmington residents to join in the fun with their FREE Harvest Fest from 1pm to 4pm. Fun for all ages as attendees will enjoy live music, bounce houses, lawn games, face painting, pony rides, popcorn, apple cider donuts and much more!

In The Community (Part 5): The 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. 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 6): The Wilmington Dance Academy (335 Main Street) is holding a Halloween Party from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Kids (kindergarten and older) are invited to come in costume and have some fun. Admission is $10 per child. Register at the studio prior the party. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Academy’s Performance Team.

In The Community (Part 7): 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.

In The Community (8):  The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.

At The Library: The Library is running Family Escape Rooms at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

On WCTV: Read WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville’s latest weekly blog post HERE, discussing key elements of the station’s new strategic plan

Go Wildcats!: The WHS JV Football team travel to Belmont High School at 10am. [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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