Thursday, November 24, 2011
Let us know what you're thankful for in the comments section below.
We want to hear all about your Turkey Day. Let us know in the comments section below how your cooking process went, what you're thankful for, and how you celebrated the day. We're thankful to have readers so passionate about their town! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wildcats travel to bitter rival Tewksbury Thursday at 10 a.m.
For a game that means nothing to the Wilmington High School football team, Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game means everything. Continuing a tradition that dates back about 80 years, the Wildcats will battle bitter rival Tewksbury in the team’s final contest of the season. Wilmington enters the game at 6-3 overall, 4-1 in Middlesex League small school play. “It’s the playoffs, it’s the Super Bowl, it’s wining that Turkey Day trophy and getting to show it off in the case. That’s basically our Super Bowl trophy,” said senior quarterback Matt Ferreira. “It’s definitely a lot better day if we win the game.” Tewksbury is heading in the opposite direction as its border rival. The Redmen are postseason bound and looking to extend their season with …
WPD stress awareness to prevent home break ins.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and reflect on everything good in your life. The Wilmington Police Department wants to make sure it’s not a time to file a police report. On Monday, the department issued an automatic notification system to residents reminding them to take precautions in securing their house when leaving Wilmington for the long weekend. Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis said the call was not to scare or alarm anyone, but to make residents leaving town aware that they are their best security mechanism. “As always they should make sure a friend or neighbor is aware that they’re traveling, because it is a traveling season,” said Begonis. “Make sure the house is secure and the cars are locked in the driveway.” Begonis …
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Preheat the oven, pop the turkey in the oven and pour the gravy. Thanksgiving is only one day away. For many Wilmington residents, the day starts off in Tewksbury as the Wilmington High School football team battles the Redmen in a game between two bitter rivals. Then, it's time to eat. And that's where you come in. For today's questions, we want to know: What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Is there a particular tradition for the day that you and your family take part in? What are you especially thankful for this year? Vote in our poll below and share all of your holiday thoughts in the comments section below.
Have a great Thanksgiving, Wilmington!
Here in New England our ties to Thanksgiving are strong. Nowhere else do the roots and traditions surrounding this annual holiday run deeper than here. First settled in 1665, a full forty four years after the Pilgrims enjoyed their first Thanksgiving celebration, Wilmington has no first hand history when it comes to the holiday. Like all of our nearby towns, however, we have the Pilgrims and their bravery to thank for helping to found our local communities. These days Thanksgiving dinner is fairly predictable. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and lots of pies are all generally on the menu. Over the years all of these have become traditional and expected at the Thanksgiving table. Don’t be fooled into thinking, however, that the early …
A look at why Wilmington is better than Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Local Editor Bill Gilman mapped out why he thinks his town is better than Wilmington. With all due respect to Bill, he couldn't be more wrong. When it comes to this border rivalry, Wilmington takes the cake. For about 80 years, the Redmen and Wildcats have battled on the gridiron on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. The teams kickoff at 10 a.m. in Tewksbury and the crowd should be massive and raucous as always. The towns are rivals on the field, on the court, and on ice, but it runs deeper than that. There is a natural rivalry overall between the towns, which is why we present to you five reasons why Wilmington is indeed the superior town in this battle. 1. The Fourth of July. Wilmington is famous for not just one …
Charles McNeil is slated to be back in court today.
"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. There is plenty to be thankful for this time of year, but Wednesday's Weather isn't one of those things. According to Weather.com, temperatures will reach 44° with a 90 percent chance of heavy rains and winds. 2. After his last court appearance was postponed, Charles McNeil is slated for a hearing in Woburn District Court on Wednesday. The man who struck and killed Wilmington resident Kim Forte in February while allegedly driving under the influence of prescription anti-depressants is scheduled for a motion to …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Moms have plenty to be thankful for.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner its time to start reflecting on the year and remembering all that we have to be thankful for. Let’s face it, life for a mom can get busy and, sometimes, we don’t take the time to relax and remember how lucky we are. This week I decided that there was no better way to prepare for the holiday than to take some time to talk to local moms and hear what they have to be thankful for. For many moms, the most important things they have in their lives are family and friends. Former Wilmington resident Pam Rosa Crosswhite moved out of state years ago and, for her, a chance to return to the town she still considers home was a highlight of her year. “I’m thankful that I had a chance to come home to visit and …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wilmington Police Patrolman's Union holds dinner for seniors.
For residents of Deming Way in Wilmington there are a lot of things to be thankful for. These residents are a part of a small, but active, senior citizen community which is overseen by Wilmington Housing Authority. Residency is based on income and today a total of 74 residents live in the development. With no vacant units, Deming Way is a busy community filled with daily activities and events. One of the most anticipated events of the year at Deming Way took place on Saturday, Nov. 19, when the Wilmington Police Patrolman’s Union hosted the 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. With food generously donated by Rocco’s Restaurant, the Patrolman’s Union, along with an army of volunteers, was able to provide thirty nine turkey dinners to …
Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
For those of a certain age, this isn't much of a question: the only option is to travel to Thanksgiving dinners. But many of our Wilmington Patch readers are homeowners. So, for you, this is a relevent question. Would you rather the holiday horde invade your home, or would you rather attend a feast hosted by someone else? Vote in our poll below and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.