The Wilmington Insider For November 3, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, November 3, 2018:

Happening Today:

Weather: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature rising to near 61 by 10am, then falling to around 47 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.

In The Community: Residents are invited to the Shawsheen/West PAC Winter Wonderland Festival  from 9am to 2pm at the Shawsheen Elementary School (298 Shawsheen Avenue). The annual Winter Wonderland Festival has something for everyone! Come visit more than two dozen vendors, hear the sounds from amazing a cappella groups from Wilmington, catch performances and demonstrations from local dance and karate studios and enjoy special children’s activities and crafts for the kiddos. And while you’re here, grab some pizza and pick up a baked good!

In The Community: The Tewksbury-Wilmington Emblem Club is happy to announce its 3rd Annual Vendor Fair from 10am to 1pm at the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks Lodge (777 South Street, Tewksbury). Confirmed vendors include LulaRoe, Red Aspen, Rodan & Fields, Younique, Young Living, Scentsy, Color Street, Tupperware, Pure Haven, and Pampered Chef, plus lots of independent crafters. This event is open to the public, so come down and get some holiday shopping done. The Emblem club will have a bake sale table with home-made sweets and breads as well as some light refreshments. There will also be two raffles available, 50/50 and door prizes.All proceeds from this event go towards local charities.

In The Community: The Wilmington High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 2018 Induction Ceremony at 6pm at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading (149 North Street).

The following Wilmington High School athletes will be inducted:

  • Brianne Bozzella (2007)
  • Nick Farnsworth (2008)
  • Derek Hanley (2003)
  • Jack Irwin (1969)
  • Jackie Mello (2006)
  • Raymond Mercuri (1987)
  • Vinnie Papageorgiou (2008)
  • Ernie Mello (2008)
  • Greg Stewart (2007)
  • Ashley Vitale (2007)

Inductees are recognized for significant contributions in the field of athletics while a student at Wilmington High School. Inductees must have graduated from Wilmington High School at least 10 years ago.

In addition, Tom Walsh will be inducted as a benefactor, and the 1961 Football Team and 1998 Baseball Team will receive special team awards.

In The Community: Wilmington Youth Soccer has organized its Second Annual “Treats For Troops” collection from Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Shawsheen School Fields.  (Collections will take place from 5pm to 6pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8:45am to 3pm on Saturday.) Wilmington Youth Soccer players are encouraged to donate their leftover Halloween candy. Candy should be placed in the marked boxes. Candy will be donated to Wellesley Dental Group’s 11th Annual Community Candy Drive, which benefits the U.S. Troops serving overseas.

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.

In The Library: Etsy Workshop at 9am. Fiction Critique Group at 9:15am. [Learn more and register HERE.]

Attention Drivers: The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, November 3, 2018 into Sunday, November 4, 2018.

(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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