The Wilmington Insider For January 13, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, January 13, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Rain likely before 11am, then a chance of freezing rain between 11am and 1pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 24 by 2pm. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

In The Community: From 10am to 2pm, the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will conduct another collection of food, water, clothes and other essentials for the people of Puerto Rico. In greatest need is food: rice and beans plus food that can be eaten right out of the can.

Donations can be dropped off at West Real Estate (386 Main Street), located next to the Bank of America.

The second collection in an ongoing effort, the club hopes to surpass the success of November 11th, when they collected over 3 tons of supplies. Materials will be turned over to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which maintains a Disaster Relief Recovery Program. They have people on the ground to distribute the materials to the people in need with their own truck drivers.

Other donations requested include:

  • Clothes, all sizes, types, gender, age. (used is OK, but would you wear them?)
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cooking tools, flashlights, batteries, winning Megabucks tickets, cleaning supplies, bedding, toys (yes, Christmas was bleak), letters of hope and encouragement, shoes, sandals, flip-flops, the list is only limited to your imagination.

San Juan is getting restored, but the countryside is still in a horrible condition — homes destroyed, roads gone, electricity still not restored. No work. No pay. Nothing to buy. Many more months to go.

Have a question about the collection? Contact Wilmington Kiwanis Club President Stu Neilson at 978-430-1652.

In The Community: 6th, 7th and 8th grade students living in Wilmington are invited to join the Wilmington Youth Center and enjoy being part of a community that offers a safe place to hang out with your friends and have fun! The Wilmington Youth Center, located inside Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), will be open every Saturday night, from 7pm to 9:30pm, from November 25, 2017 to March 17, 2018. Registration costs $40 per child or $80 per family.  Registrations will be accepted on Saturday nights during the season. Learn more HERE.

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.

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 WCTV: Learn about WCTV’s online video on demand feature in this week’s blog post from Executive Director Shaun Neville. Read it HERE.

Go Wildcats!: The WHS Girls Varsity Hockey team hosts Stoneham at Ristuccia at noon.  The WHS Boys Varsity Hockey team hosts Stoneham at Ristuccia at 2pm. The WHS Boys Varsity Wrestling team is competing in a tournament at Nashua North High School at 10am.

(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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