WILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of WCTV’s “Where’s Wilmington,” host Lisa Kapala interviews Wilmington Educational Foundation President Leslee Quick and Vice President Jen Mason. Learn more about this generous organization, including its upcoming Joanne Benton WEF Walk and its ongoing Baystate Textile fundraiser with drop-off bins located in each school’s parking lot.Watch the 15-minute interview below, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/0/6/c/c/6/f/06cc6fbb-f5ee-4986-89ff-2015e8b00ca31539103152.407%2B43885851.451%40castus4-wilmington%2B15391047681539104256532580.vod.720p.181009_Wheres_Wilmington_WEF.mp41.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/0/6/c/c/6/f/06cc6fbb-f5ee-4986-89ff-2015e8b00ca31539103152.407%2B43885851.451%40castus4-wilmington%2B15391047681539104256532580.vod.720p.181009_Wheres_Wilmington_WEF.mp41.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Learn About The New Wilmington Police Explorers ProgramIn “Videos”VIDEO: Meet Wilmington Recreation’s New Program Coordinator Bret SawinIn “Videos”VIDEO: Learn About The Mill City Eagles, A Local Semi-Pro Football Team, & Meet GM Zachary Swale, Of WilmingtonIn “Videos”
Dear Residents,It is with great enthusiasm that I officially announce my candidacy for reelection to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Over the past three years it has been my honor and privilege to work on behalf of the residents of our great town. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met so many wonderful people and hear your stories. It never ceases to amaze me how many outstanding people live in our community. Our town is unique in the sense that residents are very proud to call Wilmington their home. Residents are engaged in the community and always willing to do their part. I want to continue to do my part as a volunteer in our local government.I am proud of the things that we have done over the past three years, but we still have much more to do. I recognize that like most communities in Massachusetts we have challenges that lie ahead, and we all know what they are. I want to be part of the solution to these challenges and I know that working together we can do more.When I first ran for Selectman, Andrea and I had no children. Two years later we are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Grace. They have given me a new perspective and have reaffirmed and even elevated, my commitment in working to ensure that Wilmington remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.I have been incredibly lucky to have the support of so many of my friends and neighbors. I can’t tell you how much your encouragement has inspired me over the past few years. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to run again this year. Being one the board has been a huge learning curve, and I believe that I can be even more effective if elected to a second term.I look forward to speaking with all of you in the coming weeks about how we can keep improving our community. With your help I plan to run a positive campaign that my family, friends and neighbors can be proud of. I ask for your help and humbly request you consider me for one of your two votes for a three year term on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Please remember to vote on Saturday, April 27th.Please Like Selectman Greg Bendel on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about our campaign.Thank you,Greg BendelLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”
By Valerie Frailing, Special to the AFRO“My daddy has paid the rent and the insurance man is gone and the lights is back on and my Uncle Brud has hit for one dollar straight and they is good times…My mama has made bread and grampaw has come and everybody is drunk and dancing in the kitchen and singing in the kitchen of these is good times. Oh, children think about the good times.” Lucille Clifton, Poet Laureate“The wisdom of the ages teaches that each individual, whether believer or not, good or bad, old or young, sick or well, rich or poor, has a personal guardian angel with him or her at every moment of life’s journey.” Jean Paul RichterMy car was in the shop due to a hit and run driver, so instead of renting a car I decided to drive my four door. I had forgotten my phone and was returning home to get the phone. And whoosh as I was riding on 695 my tire blew just past exit 17. I rode along the side until exit 18 and pulled over. That’s when my guardian angel pulled behind me. A young lady with her dog approached me and said I see you have a flat do you have a spare and may I change it for you? Thank you, my new friend Patrice B, and your dog Nzuri. When you see me, I’ll tell you “the rest of the story”. Paul Harvey“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.“ Thomas TusserIt also brought several birthday celebrations and birthdays. It was so much fun to be included in these celebrations.When your husband Delegate Nick Mosby is in session and you are Baltimore’s States Attorney Marilyn Mosby with a hectic schedule how do you celebrate your husband’s special birthday? You contact Sonje of Sonje Production for a surprise 90s theme party. Guests arrived dressed in the attire of the 90s with boom boxes, jeans, hip hop attire, One Eye, Biggie,Tupac and more. The highlight was the menu that included chicken boxes and half and half. It was great seeing this power couple enjoy a pleasant evening celebrating with friends and family and yes that was Mary J Blige (AKA Marilyn) looking fabulous.Mary Cathy Wises’ surprise 65th birthday party hosted by her son Troy at Soundry on the lake in Columbia on Sunday afternoon was an ideal time for the 100 plus guests to enjoy live jazz and a delicious buffet with carved beef and pasta dishes.The Avenue Kitchen on 36th Street was filled with well wishers celebrating the birthdays of Betsy Gardner and Carolyn Mozell, best friends who celebrate their joint birthdays. Mayor Jack Young and former Mayor Sheila Dixon were among the guests along with Jerome and Gloria Fisher, Anthony Jones, Bea Tripp, Wanda Watts, Sabrina Tapp-Harper President Sharon Green Middleton, Geri Byrd and so many more for a fun evening and City Hall reunion.Singing happy birthday to Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, N. Scott Phillips, Alexis Coates, Karaleigh Henson, Helen Gray, Zik Stewart, Errol Taylor, Paula Stephens, Rev. Alvin Hathaway, Elvard Cooper, Libby Harris, Dan Henson, Kim Washington, Senator Larry Young, Donel Warfield, Brenda Sykes, Vhonda Lewis and my niece Morgan Chase.“A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You” Joan Walsh AnglundBeing retired affords you the opportunity to join friends for lunch, brunch or dinner any given moment or time of day. 36th Street in Hampden has always been a popular location but with the new eateries its popularity has tripled. It was great having brunch with Lucinda Ware at the Food Market. Electrifying atmosphere, great service and delicious food with complimentary freshly made mini sugar-coated donuts served while you wait for your to be served.Joey Chui’s in Greenspring Station has long been a popular place for lunch or dinner, so it was an ideal spot to have lunch with Linda James before her recent successful surgery. We will return to celebrate once she has finished her recuperation. Love you my friend.Karen Miller and I appreciated the delicious food at the Iron Rooster before attending the Orioles Yankee game on a Sunday afternoon. The game was a disappointment but the food at the Iron Rooster was excellent with fluffy pancakes and bourbon butter I thought I was having dessert. The Iron Rooster is in McHenry Row.“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” Byron Caldwell SmithCheck out The Beltway Brunch at the Belmont located at The Quality Inn located next to Martin’s West for an all you can eat $15 per person brunch featuring waffles,pancakes, fried chicken bacon and much more. Call 443-623-7076 for reservationsThe Belmont is Live on Tuesday Nights with live Jazz for the 30 and over crowd dancing to the sounds of DJ Julian and dining on food prepared by Chris. Tony and Mert are your host mingling throughout to make sure the guests are enjoying the evening.“Meet me on the moon soon as you can. In the middle of the sky. You and I riding on a cloud soft as you please. We can sail upon the breeze to the everlasting moment of love. Oh, I feel your symphony so strong and so pure, it echoes on through me. I am so sure that we were meant to be here sharing this love we share.” Phyliss HymanWishing a happy 32nd anniversary to Lieutenant Governor Boyd and Monica Rutherford, happy 49th anniversary to Ralph and Brenda Wright and a happy 16th anniversary to Timothy and Kelly Swope Holloway.A special anniversary wishes to Allan McDowell on the 1-year anniversary of AM3Auto 7234 Windsor Mill Road. Allan hosted an all-day barbeque for his customers on the grounds. Guests enjoyed foods and drinks as they sat under the tree on a beautiful spring Saturday.And on the third day HE rose!
Kolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will set up more urban forests in New Town to increase its green cover.A meeting was held between senior officials of HIDCO and their counterparts in the state Forest department, to make plans to plant saplings during monsoon. HIDCO had planted 65,000 saplings in 2017. A survey was conducted to find out how many saplings have died and following that, new saplings were planted in those areas. In 2018, thousands of saplings will be planted on Forest week. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Wasteland Forest Development Corporation has set up a tall tree nursery and tall tree saplings are being sold from there at affordable prices. There is enthusiasm among the residents of different housing complexes to plant tall trees and look after them.Big trees are being grown on 3 acres of land in Eco Park. Another urban forest comprising only Neem trees will come up on 5 acres of land. HIDCO has decided to plant trees in small parks and similar land, to increase the green cover of New Town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedTo water the roadside trees, waste water is being recycled and specially designed vehicles are being deployed to water the plants. There are parks in every block and they are being maintained carefully. Swapno Bhor, a retreat meant for senior citizens, has a lush green park covering an area of 3 acres. Trees are also being planted throughout New Town.Eco Park, the biggest urban park in Bengal, which stands on 480 acres of land covered by 112 acres of waterbody, has trees all around. There are flower gardens and gardens for medicinal plants.It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken the initiative to make New Town a green city. The erstwhile Left Front government, which had constructed New Town, did not make any plan to increase its green cover and the entire area used to look like a barren desert.
Can art activate a building and stimulate a multi-sensory experience between the artwork and the structural form it occupies? At Khoj Studios, nine artistes have achieved in doing just that through an exhibition of on-site, multi-media works that explore light, colour, shape, size and unusual material within the white shell of the Khoj building.Titled Activating Space: A Sculptural Enquiry, the exhibition, including drawings, video, mixed media installation, mirrors, metal, and even shadows, commenced on April 23 and will be on till May 15. Activating Space is also a unique new program that departs from the specific, thematic orientation of most of the other residencies and exhibitions organised by Khoj. It invites sculptors, architects, visual artists and other creative practitioners to engage with the loose and accommodative rubric of site-specificity. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The participating artistes are Gagan Singh, Lleah Smith and James Gatt, Pooja Iranna, Priyamwada Singh, Samrudh Dixit, Sanket Jadia, Shaily Gupta and Henri Fanthome, Sikan Kumar Panda, and Teja Gavankar.“The project invites the most unusual, unique and bizarre materials into Khoj to permeate the exterior space and explore realms which otherwise can go by un-noticed. No interior studio or project space will be used in the installation of the exhibition,” says Promona Sengupta, Program Manager, Khoj. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSeven individual artistes and two art collectives use its pre-existing architecture/facade to sculpturally investigate the form and the site, to ignite a sense of discovery and wonder and to find an interesting dialogue between the two forms. Elements of exploration, disguise, and emphasis are all equally at play as artists are encouraged to explore the divisions of subtly and strength and harmony and contrast in the work and the building.Gagan Singh has made miniature size paper cut outs, mostly depicting himself in various situations, and placed these all over the Khoj staircase, railings and even walls. Lleah Smith and James Gatt are part of the art collective Dandelion which is an artist collective based in Sydney, Australia. Their work Oasis includes a staircase laden with paper flowers and plastic bags filled with coloured water scattered on the rooftop. Pooja Iranna has been working on the subject of architectural spaces for decades and is known not only for her watercolours, staple pin sculptures, photographical work but also videos. Her work is titled as Swaas. Priyamwada Singh’s work is a chime-like installation work at Khoj is titled Time Traces — A Sensory Experiential placed right at the entrance. Samrudh Dixit has worked nationally on trans-disciplinary innovation projects that have spanned product and space design through/to music, structural design and services. Her rooftop installation is titled Cede which is a canvas based canopy with nylon strings.Sanket Jadia’s work Identical Universe, Inverse Reality is a 16 by 16 feel wall made of 10 mirrors that reflects the entire Khoj building is an attempt to engage with the dynamics of the existing space and architecture. Architects Shaily Gupta and Henri Fanthome are working at Khoj together.They say, “The building of Khoj, in its present shape and form, and with its numerous stairs and landings, creates a spatial framework. Within the white walls, the stairs, the landings and with the tree – mixing the real with the imagined, the permanent, with the transient, the accessible with the inaccessible is the aim.”Sikan Kumar Panda is a Delhi-based visual artist and a graduate in printmaking from University of Hyderabad. He says about his thread sculptural work Invisible Ways. Teja Gavankar’s project is called Over Consuming which is a state of being occupied with many things.When: On till May 15Where: Khoj Studios