5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, March 5, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, March 5, 2021:

#1) Library Event: Leprechaun Trap Take & Makes

Ladies and lassies, leprechauns are quick! To catch one, you’ll have to set up a trick. Pick up a bag of supplies at the Wilmington Memorial Library for a take and make at home, then set up your trap all on your own! You can use materials that you already have, recycled materials, boxes and bags! Send us a picture of your finished design, to be entered into a raffle for a leprechaun’s chocolate gold so fine!

Craft bags located on cart at backdoor of the library during curbside hours M-Th 10am-6pm & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm. Bad weather? Call for curbside pickup. While supplies last. If we run out, come by for an instructions sheet and make a trap with materials you have at home. Email kids@wilmlibrary.org a photo of your finished Leprechaun trap, and you will be entered into a raffle for a bag of chocolate! Raffle winner announced on the 18th.

#2) DEADLINE: Nomination Papers DUE TODAY

Interested in running for an elected office in Wilmington this year?

Nomination papers are now available in the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office. Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-658-2030 to arrange pickup.

The following seats will be up for grabs in this year’s election:

  • ONE three-year seat on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen (currently held by Chairman Jonathan Eaton)
  • TWO three-year seats on the Wilmington School Committee (currently held by David Ragsdale & MJ Byrnes)
  • ONE two-year seat on the Wilmington School Committee (unexpired term previously held by Steve Bjork)
  • ONE three-year seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee (currently held by Jim Gillis)
  • ONE three-year Wilmington Town Moderator position (currently held by Robert Peterson Jr., who has announced he is NOT seeking re-election)
  • ONE five-year seat on the Wilmington Housing Authority (currently held by Chairman John Alefantis)

Papers with at least 50 valid signatures from Wilmington voters are due back to the Town Clerk by Friday, March 5, 2021.

The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.

The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is Monday, April 5, 2021.

#3) REMINDER: Shawsheen Tech Culinary Arts Students Offer Meals For Curbside Pickup, Tuesday-Friday

Shawsheen Tech Culinary Arts Students are offering touch-less, curb-side pick up for lunches, available Tuesday through Friday at 11:30am.

Please call 978-671-3668 by 9:30am for the menu. The menu for the week will be available on Tuesday morning.

Also available are a complete line of frozen dinners, soups and stews. With enough notice, a full line of bakery products are available as well as cakes for any occasion.

Your order will be filled and waiting for you to pick it up in front of the Ram’s Head Guest Dining Room. You will not have to even have to get out of your car.

At this time, the program can only accept cash and checks made out to Shawsheen Tech Culinary Department.

#4) WEF Is Always Looking For Your Unwanted Clothes, Shoes, Stuffed Animals & More

The Wilmington Educational Foundation has partnered with Baystate Textiles to raise funds through an ongoing textile recycling rebate program.

Bag up any of your unwanted footwear, clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals and place them in the donation boxes located outside each of Wilmington’s public schools. Donations can be in any condition as long as they’re clean and dry.

The Wilmington Educational Foundation will receive a rebate of $100 for every ton of textiles collected.  WEF earns thousands of dollars each year from this fundraiser.

About Wilmington Educational Foundation

Established in 1999, the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting innovation and excellence in the Wilmington public school system. WEF’s goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all Wilmington students by providing funds for innovative programs that are not otherwise funded through the school budget.

To learn more about WEF, please visit www.wilmingtonedfoundation.org. WEF can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. WEF can be reached via email at wilmingtonedfoundation@gmail.com.

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#5) Return Your Town Census If You Haven’t Already

Wilmington’s Annual Town Census will be mailed in the middle of January 2021. Please keep an eye open for it and respond immediately. Remember, responding to the annual town census keeps your name on the active voting list. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office if you have not received your census by the last week in January.

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