The Wilmington Insider For November 11, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, November 11, 2017:

In The News:

Wildcats Win Final Home Game: After getting eliminated from the playoffs last week, the WHS Football Team improved to 8-2 on the season with a 21-7 home victory against North Reading on Thursday night. Read the game summary published in Friday’s Lowell Sun.

Happening Today:

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Traffic Advisory: Butters Row Bridge will be closed through at least December 8. 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. … A Sewer Project on Lowell Street is underway from 7am to 4pm. Short traffic delays are expected particularly as the project advances through the Woburn and Lowell Street intersection.

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 four weeks. Also, the Yard Waste Center will be open special hours today from 9am to 4pm.

In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services invites all the residents of Wilmington to attend, remember and honor all our past and present veterans at 11am on the Wilmington Town Common.

In The Community: Veterans — and their family and friends — are invited to the Wilmington United Methodist Church’s annual Veterans Breakfast beginning at 8am in the Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy the comradery of fellow soldiers, listen to special guest speakers, and enjoy a delicious start to your special day.

In The Community: The Wilmington Kiwanis Club will be collecting water, canned food, and clothes for Puerto Rico hurricane victims from 10am to 2pm at West Real Estate (386 Main Street). To drop off items outside the event, please call 978-658-4419.

In The Community: The Catholic Community of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s Charities Committee is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help families in need within the St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s parishes, as well as the Wilmington and Tewksbury Food Pantries. Donations can be left inside the entrances of both St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. If you are interested in donating a complete Dinner Basket for a family, the estimated cost is approximately $50.  Monetary donations or gift cards can be brought to the Parish Office, marked “Thanksgiving.” If you would like to have your donation picked up or have questions, please contact Rose Jackson at or 978-658-9915.

In The Community: Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) is hosting a firearm and knife show, featuring 500 tables, on Saturday, November 11, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, November 12, 9am-3pm. Participants can buy, sell and trade sporting, antique, and collectible firearms; custom and high quality knives; and various militaria. The general admission fee for adults is not listed, but parking is free and children 12 and under, with an adult, are free.  Learn more HERE. A $1-off coupon can be found HERE. The event is hosted by New Mart Promotions of Massachusetts and promoted by the NRA-affiliated Westchester Collectors Club.

In The Community: 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:  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: CLOSED for Veteran’s Day

On WCTV: Read WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville’s latest weekly blog post HERE, announcing an upcoming Social Media Forum organized by the station.

Go Wildcats!: The WHS JV Football Team hosts Arlington High School at 10am at Glen Road fields. [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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