Monday, December 13, 2010
Local-band MOJO played their last show on Saturday in Tewksbury.
After six years, more than 40 different venues and over 200 shows, the wildly popular local band MOJO, a cover-band, celebrated their final performance on Saturday, December 11 at T.J. Callahan's in Tewksbury. Below, we captured the scene at T.J.'s and the audience's–and band's– reaction(s).
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Wilmington/Tewksbury group's last show is this weekend.
As the holidays near and the end of 2010 looms on the horizon there is another era about to come to a close. After six years, more than 40 different venues and over 200 shows, the wildly popular local band MOJO will be celebrating their final performance on Saturday, December 11 at T.J. Callahan's in Tewksbury. Together since January of 2005, dance-rock band MOJO consists of Wilmington-resident Paul Melaragni on vocals, along with Tewksbury-residents Ken Risher and Joe Dogherty on guitar, Gene Risher on drums and Bob Armstrong on bass. "Part of what propelled us," explained Paul, "is that we were always fixtures around town. The interesting thing about MOJO is that we were all friends before the band." Prior to coming together as MOJO, …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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 …
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Top 5 Wilmington Patch picks of the day
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Cool down at the ice over at Ristuccia Arena with the Bruins. Bruins Practice starts at 11:30 a.m. 2. Take the little ones down, or just yourself, to the Wilmington Memorial Library and have their silhouette portraits done by professional artist Jean Commerford. Sitting cost is $29 and a copy is $10, there is an additional charge for framing if you choose to do so there. The library will be donating some of the to the Friends of the Library. Call 978-694-2099 to schedule an appointment. 3. Get out your daubers, …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The high school band revs up for another Veterans Day celebration with honor.
It's Friday afternoon and through the doors of the band room at Wilmington High School some rather untraditional band music fills the halls. The band is practicing songs by the Doors and Lady Gaga, but they'll be putting those songs aside next Thursday. Less than two weeks after their performance in Woburn's Halloween Parade, Wilmington High School's Marching Band plays in a more somber context. They will be meeting Wilmington's veterans on the town common to help remember and appreciate those who have served our country. "It's an honor to be asked to play every year," says Band Director Barbara Mette. At one time there was a yearly Veterans Day parade, but since so many businesses now stay open during the holiday it has become difficult …