The Wilmington Insider For November 19, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, November 19, 2017:

Happening Today:

Weather: Showers, mainly before 11am. Temperature rising to near 58 by 8am, then falling to around 38 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 21 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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.

Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:

  • This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.
  • This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.
  • Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.

In The Community: Barnes & Noble is hosting a bookfair to benefit Strings Attached at their Burlington location (98 Middlesex Turnpike). Simply present this flyer when purchasing your items and a percentage of each purchase will benefit Strings Attached. There will be special performances by WHS Strings students from 2pm to 4pm. Can’t make the bookfair on November 19th?  You can still participate by visiting http://www.BN.COM/bookfairs from November19 to November 24 and enter Bookfair Id # 12175005 at checkout.

In The Community: The largest train and toy show in the Northeast is coming to town this month. Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show stops at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington on Saturday, November 18, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, November 19, from 10am to 4pm.  The event touts 90+ exhibitors from across the country; 350+ tables of trains for sale; huge operating model train displays; trains kids can operate; trains kids can ride; free workshops and demonstrations; and free door prize giveaways. A Saturday & Sunday ticket costs $10.  A Sunday ticket costs $9.  Use coupon code W11 for $1-off online tickets HERE. A group pass is also available. Children 11 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE.

In The Community: The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its annual Festival of Trees on Friday, November 17 (5pm to 8pm); Saturday, November 18 (10am to 5pm); and Sunday, November 19 (10am to 4pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle.  The event also features Photos with Santa, Holiday Music, Delicious Treats, DIY Holiday Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, and Aleppo Clowns. Admission costs just $1. (Children 3 and under are free.)  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Aleppo Shriners General Fund.  For more information, contact Cathryn Woods at 781-820-1269 or

On WCTV: Watch the most recent Reading Municipal Light Department’s Board of Commissioners Meeting, shot by NORCAM, and recently shared by WCTV HERE.

GO WILDCATS!: GOOD LUCK to the Wilmington High School Cheerleaders and the Wilmington Pop Warner A and C teams competing today at the New England Cheer and Dance Championships in Springfield.

(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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