Sunday, January 20, 2013
Are you wearing Patriots gear today? Take a picture and show your pride here!
Today is game day! The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Conference Championship game today at 6:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. If you're a true New England Patriots' fan, we know you're gearing up and showing off your team pride today. Are you wearing a New England Patriots' jersey either at the stadium or around Wilmington? Did you paint your face? Dress up your pets? Or, maybe you hung a Patriots' flag on your front porch to cheer on the team? We want to see your photos of your team spirit! Take a photo and upload it here by clicking the "upload photos" green button above! Go Pats!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wilmington Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia packed packages and was on the field prior to Sunday's New England Patriots game versus the Buffalo Bills.
Given that it was Veterans Day, it was only fitting that Lou Cimaglia spent Sunday with the Patriots. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was on hand at Gillette Stadium to help pack boxes for troops overseas before the team's game versus the New England Patriots. Just before kickoff, he was also on the field to help stretch a giant American Flag across the field. Be sure to check out Wilmington Patch's coverage of the town's Veterans Day ceremony, including photos from the day and video as well.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
On Wednesday night, the Wilmington non-profit packed its 16,000th box to send to troops overseas.
Veterans Day is still a few days away. But on Wednesday, one group of Wilmington residents found a way to thank troops for their service, just as they do every week at the same time. Local Heroes, which celebrated its eighth anniversary on November 3, packed its 16,000th package on Wednesday night during their weekly trip to Knights of Columbus to pack boxes for troops serving overseas. For Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia, there is just one word to describe the milestone. “Humbling,” said Cimaglia. “It’s been an amazing show of support. It’s been an amazing show of support. For the residents of Wilmington and us to do what we do every week for eight years, and to hit 16,000 all in one week, it’s a great experience.” One of the most …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A group of Patriots season ticket holders who traveled to see the team play over the weekend was stranded for an extra two days because of the hurricane.
Following a blowout victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday in London, England, the New England Patriots immediately boarded a plane and flew back to Boston, avoiding the airport chaos that ensued following the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. One group of Wilmington travelers, however, wasn't so lucky. Steve Fox and his wife, Colleen, arrived in London on Thursday with Phil and Stephanie Pereira with the intentions of sightseeing, taking in the game on Sunday and leaving for New England on Monday morning. Instead, Hurricane Sandy had other ideas. The group was stuck in London and found out after about two hours on hold with their airline that their flight had to be rebooked until Wednesday morning. Unable to return home to their waiting …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here's your chance to sound off on the quality of the officiating in the NFL and what you think should be done about it.
If you're a local football fan, the New England Patriots' controversial Sunday Night loss to the Baltimore Ravens probably left you with a bad taste in your mouth and a strong opinion about the status of officiating in the NFL. The much-discussed replacement referee issue was forced front-row center again Monday night when a nationally-televised game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers appeared to be determined by an incorrect call made by a team of back-up officials. So, we have to ask - what do you think about the quality of officiating in the NFL? Do you think the league owes it to the players, owners and fans to put the best product on the field, no matter what it costs? Should League Commissioner Roger Goodell bend …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Former New England Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins helped load boxes for troops overseas and presented the non-profit with its check for $25,000.
Volunteers at Knights of Columbus pack boxes to send to troops overseas every week. This week Local Heroes participants got to work on a different day, and they had a few extra visitors as well. Former New England Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins joined a pair of the team's cheerleaders to fill 50 care packages and Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia received his oversized check for $25,000 that he earned as the winner of the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins was in attendance and helped pack packages following the Local Heroes golf tournament Monday. Check back on Tuesday for complete coverage.
Former New England Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins was on hand at Knights of Columbus on Monday following the conclusion of the Local Heroes golf tournament, helping load care packages for troops overseas. During the event, Wiggins presented Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia with a check for $25,000 as his reward for winning the Myra Kraft Community MVP award in June. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Tuesday for complete photo and video coverage of the event.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Robert Kraft were among New England Patriots who awarded Wilmington non-profit a check for $25,000 during Wednesday luncheon.
Lou Cimaglia would have been happy leaving Gillette Stadium as a third place winner during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards luncheon. But meeting Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, being awarded the grand prize, and taking home $25,000 for Local Heroes wasn't a bad way to end the day either. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was awarded for his work as founder of Local Heroes on Wednesday as he topped 300 applicants and 15 other finalists in the annual award given out by the New England Patriots. Joshua Kraft, son of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, read off the names of the other finalists one at at time. At first, 10 third place winners were recognized and given $2,500. Cimaglia's name wasn't called. Then one at a time, the second place winners …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Check back on Thursday for complete coverage.
Lou Cimaglia made his trip to Gillette Stadium a memorable one on Wednesday. One of 16 winners of a Myra Kraft Community MVP award, Cimaglia and Local Heroes were selected as the grand prize organization. As a result, Local Heroes earned $25,000 from the New England Patriots. Check back first thing on Thursday for video and photo coverage of the event, which included an appearance by quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Wilmington non-profit organization will win between $2,500 and $25,000 during awards ceremony hosted by New England Patriots.
Regardless of the outcome of this afternoon’s awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium, today is a big day for Local Heroes. Veteran’s Agent Lou Cimaglia will join members of his family on Wednesday afternoon at the home of the New England Patriots during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards luncheon. Cimaglia will represent Local Heroes after he was selected as one of 16 winners of the Community MVP award, given out in honor of the late wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Ten winners will receive $2,500, another five will receive $10,000 and one grand prize winner will win $25,000. “The success we have had is due in no small part to the generosity of this town,” said Cimaglia. “It’ll be cool to meet members of the Patriots organization, but …