Week in Review: Nov. 8 to 14
Our launch week brought you loads of news on Veterans Day and sports, charitable and entertaining events and more.
This was our launch week and we went "live" on one of the most treasured (and busy) holidays in Wilmington–Veterans Day.
We wanted to give you great, visual, coverage of the actual Veterans Day ceremony and exhibit down on the town common, and showcase the Wilmington High School band that was bigger and better than ever. But we also wanted to highlight veterans in our community, like the many veterans who continue their public service after (or during) their military service as firefighters. In addition, we also spotlighted the great work the Local Heroes, Inc. organization has done, and continues to do, for the troops by visiting them for their six-year anniversary meeting, where over 100 boxes were packaged up with donations (mainly Halloween candy) for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Speaking of public servants and getting some special packages, the Wilmington Fire Department got their new ladder truck early this week. The new ladder truck, replacing a 1986 truck that no longer meets federal guidelines, has a 100-foot ladder and can hold 1,305 lbs in the bucket.
This week was also a big week for WHS sports. We went to an assortment of sporting events across the area to bring you the latest in high school sports. In football news, Wilmington beat the Triton Vikings in the last game of the season, redeeming themselves after their loss to North Andover last weekend. We also told you about the large high-school cross-country meet yesterday and went to the soccer match against Malden Catholic on Tuesday night, Nov. 9, where Wilmington lost in second overtime.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, many organizations and associations in town are beginning their giving season. We went to one charitable event this week at 41 Deming Way, a free Thanksgiving meal for the senior residents, donated by the Wilmington Police Patrolman's Union.
And because we care about the environment and your health, we wanted to let the people of Wilmington know about the invasive plant-life known as Eurasian milfoil in Silver Lake and how it's being treated.
We always like to end the week on an entertainment tip and this week it's both entertaining and educational. The ending note this week is on the foreign film night at the library. The movies and pizza provided by the library not only entertain and satisfy, but help broaden people's perspective on the world and give a touch of culture to Mondays.