The Wilmington Insider For July 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 6 to 9 mph.

At Town Hall: The Wilmington Conservation Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.

Yardwaste Dropoff: The Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, will be open from 8am to 2pm. Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the Yardwaste Center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.

For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2018 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.

Traffic Advisory: The Wilmington DPW will be grinding and resurfacing the following roads beginning on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 7am:

  • Shawsheen Ave – Aldrich Road To Foot Bridge (Old Shawsheen Avenue)
  • Carter Lane – Shawsheen Avenue To 23 Carter Lane
  • Sherburn Place – Shawsheen Avenue To End

This date may be postponed due to inclement weather or scheduling delays with the Town’s roadway contractor. During operations, partial lane closures and full road closures are anticipated. Local residents will have access to their properties, although there may be short delays.

In The Community: Looking for an excuse to eat out? Jennifer, Jayme and Julia Stone — all from Wilmington — are holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 11pm.

The Stone girls are competing in the USA Ambassador National Pageant in Tampa at the end of July and are looking to raise sponsor fees and funds for their upcoming trip. All three were crowned this past November at the state pageant and are now heading to Nationals! Jennifer Stone, 24, was crowned as Miss New England. Jayme Stone, 18, a recent graduate of Shawsheen Tech, was crowned Miss Northern Massachusetts Teen. Julia Stone, 15, a sophomore at Wilmington High School, is a Miss Northern Massachusetts Junior Teen.

Bring the flyer HERE and 15% of your bill will be donated to the Stone girls to help defray costs of their upcoming trip.  Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)

In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. 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. Learn more HERE.

In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.

At The Library: Storytime at Yentile Farm at 10am. Pals and Popsicles Book Club at 3pm. Stuffed Animal Sleepover at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]

At The Senior Center: All classes are cancelled due to the Annual Cookout. [Learn more 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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