Monday, November 26, 2012
While you were enjoying Thanksgiving turkey, we had a variety of articles on the site. Catch up now on anything you may have missed.
Plenty of Wilmington residents left town for Thanksgiving, or were just plain in a food coma for a few days. So just in case you missed anything over your Turkey Day break, here's a look at some of our coverage from the last several days. Tewksbury Topples Wilmington on Thanksgiving The rivalry game didn't end the way the Wildcats hoped, but Wilmington put forth a solid effort on Turkey Day against the playoff bound Redmen. Wilmington struggled offensively, and was unable to mount much offensively during an 18-6 loss in the annual tilt. Police Log Entries Include Break-In, Pedestrian Struck According to a log entry from November 21, dispatch received a broken glass burglar alarm from Main Street Liquors. The K-9 Unit responded and checked …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Need to run out for something while you prepare your meal on Thursday? Be sure to check and see our list of what will be open.
Happy Thanksgiving! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and most retail stores are closed on Thursday in honor of Turkey Day. But not everything is closed on Thanksgiving in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on Thursday:
The owners of Lucci's Supermarket and Elia's Country Store said they see plenty of customers during the Thanksgiving rush.
This week, there is plenty to be thankful for. For a pair of Wilmington business owners, a boost in business before Thanksgiving is one of those things. Melissa Elia of Elia’s Country Store and John Lucci of Lucci’s Supermarket both said Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest times of the year as customers flock to fill their tables with last minute needs. “The place is extremely busy this week,” said Lucci, whose store includes Susan’s Kitchen where customers can purchase homemade dishes that are ready to eat. “I think what’s different now compared to a few years ago is that we sell a lot more prepared foods. If you can cook a turkey at home, Susan’s Kitchen can help you out with all of the sides. There’s a big crew back there and they …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Christmas is right around the corner, but it's important to stop and remember just what we're thankful for on Thursday.
These days it often seems like time passes more and more quickly. Family life is hectic, parents and kids are busier than ever and, oftentimes, there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that we, as moms, don’t always make the time to enjoy the same traditions that we did when we were kids. Holidays come and go quickly and, sometimes, Thanksgiving seems to have become nothing more than the day before the “silly season” of Christmas shopping begins. Let’s face it, Christmas decorations seem to be going up earlier and earlier every year and, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we often seem to be so programmed into the upcoming holiday stress that we forget exactly what we should be giving …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
A group of volunteers hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday on Deming Way organized by the Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union.
Thanksgiving isn’t officially until Thursday. But on Saturday, residents of Deming Way were plenty thankful for members of the Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union and other volunteers. Union members continued an annual tradition that has gone on for nearly a decade when they invited Deming Way residents to the community room and served them a fresh turkey dinner with all the fixings. “Let’s face it. The people are down here because they are not wealthy. They’re in need of service or care,” said Patrol Union president Butch Alpers. “Thanksgiving is about sharing your time with friends and family, and that’s what we’re here for.” The Deming Way residents enjoyed a turkey dinner cooked and delivered by Rocco’s. After arriving in the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Friday, November 16, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. Where do you go in Wilmington to get ingredients for your turkey? Is there anywhere in Wilmington you can buy a pre-made turkey from? Let us know in the comments section below. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Furious fourth quarter sees three lead changes.
Editor's Note: The following is a complete recap of Thursday's game, updating our previous story. Tewksbury High quarterback Kevin Saunders came up with what was undoubtedly the best offensive performance of his career in leading the Redmen to a thrilling, 28-21 come-from-behind victory over Wilmington Thursday morning at Doucette Field. Saunders rushed for a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns, and then engineered the winning drive late in the fourth quarter, hitting senior wide receiver Frank McLaughlin with a 32-yard touchdown pass with just 1:31 left to play in the game. Saunders' heroics added yet another chapter to what has become a storybook season for the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 champion Redmen. "It was unreal. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Wednesday, October 23.
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Decades-old rivalries heat up once again with Norfolk and Middlesex County teams playing Thanksgiving morning. Check out the football matchups with information on Thursday's games.