Time is running out to enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2019, with the extended entry deadline of Monday 14 January 2019 fast approaching.The categories available for entry cover various topics, including engagement, healthcare and wellbeing, mental health strategy, motivation and communication.Awards that focus on engagement in the workplace include Best benefits to support diversity and inclusion, Most motivational benefits and Best employee engagement strategy.The award for Best benefits to support diversity and inclusion will recognise an employer that supports the varying needs of its employees and removes barriers that prevent staff from performing at their best.Most motivational benefits will celebrate an employer that effectively uses incentives or rewards to boost the employee experience, while Best employee engagement strategy will go to an organisation that has used benefits as part of its approach to improving loyalty, retention and investment in the employer brand.The event looks to recognise all types of employer, with categories such as Best benefits communications – small employer and Best benefits communications – large employer ensuring that all sizes of organisation are equally represented. The winners in these categories will demonstrate an effective and innovative approach to benefits communications, with quantifiable results.Specific types of benefits will also be recognised through categories such as Best staff travel initiatives. For this award, the judges will be looking for a successful strategy that has made staff travel schemes, active commute campaigns, company cars or allowances effective.The Employee Benefits Awards 2019 also celebrate individual and team achievements, with free-to-enter categories including Employee benefits professional of the year, Rising star, and Employee benefits team of the year.The Rising star award will be given to an individual who has been in the industry no more than five years, but has made a considerable impact in that time. Employee benefits professional of the year, nominations for which should be sent to email@example.com, will recognise an individual who has made a substantial mark on the industry.In order to win the Benefits team of the year award, in-house teams will need to showcase how they have worked together to deliver benefits that meet the needs and strategies of their organisation.The awards event, in association with Aon, is now in its 17th year and offers organisations the opportunity to showcase the significant contribution they are making through their benefits strategies.The winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party, which will be held on Friday 7 June 2019 at The Pavilion at the Tower of London, where industry professionals will have the opportunity to network and celebrate best practice and innovation at an iconic location.Make sure your organisation is in with a chance to win by submitting your entry by the final deadline of 5pm on Monday 14 January 2019.Click here to find out more and enter the awards…
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A member of Zoo Miami’s family received a special treat on World Elephant Day, courtesy of some first responders.The zoo, located in Southwest Miami-Dade, invited the Miami-Dade Fire Department to give Dalip, a 51-year-old Asian bull elephant, a watery surprise Sunday morning.Crews brought a fire truck to give Dalip a special massage and shower to the pachyderm and the rest of the zoo’s gentle giants with cool water.Photographs from Zoo Miami showed Dalip appearing to enjoy the attention.The hose-down gave everyone a welcome break from the summer heat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
After getting her arm patched up, Illig says she and her husband returned home three days later.“Ended the honeymoon with a bang (bite),” she wrote of the incident in a Facebook post. “Check out the surprise and very rare nurse shark bite in the video and don’t forget the volume to hear the crunchhhh.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A woman on her honeymoon in the Bahamas was bitten by a shark as she swam in the water, and her husband caught the terrifying moment on camera.Sarah Illig told Inside Edition that she and her husband Evan got married three weeks ago in South Carolina. The newlyweds were on an excursion where tourists pay to swim with sharks.That’s when the couple says a 5-foot-long nurse shark clamped down on her arm.“It felt like five or six hands were grabbing into the side of my arm and squeezing it as hard as they could,” she told Inside Edition. “The bite was only a second long but only a half a second later my mind processed it and I realized that it hurt.”While nurse sharks are not known to be dangerous, they can occasionally become aggressive if provoked.Illig says she feels lucky to still have her arm after the frightening encounter.“We had to leave it untreated for an hour or so, just to get back to where we were going before we could get it treated. That was the most painful simply because it was an opened flesh wound,” she added.
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) – A watermain break in North Bay Village closed down an intersection in the road.The watermain break burst near North Treasure Drive and Adventure Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.Officials said the area has been shut down while crews work to fix the break and then clean up the mess.Homes and businesses in the area were not affected and all have water.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A parked vehicle in Pembroke Pines went up in flames, and fire crews responded to put the fire out.Smoke could be seen pouring out from the vehicle along Southwest Eighth Street and 69th Terrace in Pembroke Pines, Monday.It remains unclear if anyone was hurt.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Governor Dunleavy called the Alaska Legislature into a special session on May 16, 2019 to adopt operating and capital budgets, fund education, provide a full PFD as outlined in statute, and pass an effective crime package. With 23 days left in the first special session, these items remain outstanding. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy Thursday issued a statement following one week of special session on the back of a 121-day regular session, in which the legislative leadership has failed to accomplish the basic tasks of government which includes passing a constitutionally mandated budget: Gov. Dunleavy: “The legislative leadership has delayed for too long the essential priorities of this session. We are now approaching 130 days without final action on critical bills, specifically: No operating budgetNo supplemental budgetNo capital budgetNo education fundingNo PFDNo crime billThe people of Alaska made their voices clear both in the election last fall and this session – tackle crime, provide a full PFD, and balance the budget to fund core services of government, including education. It’s time for the leadership of both bodies to act in the best interest of Alaskans by bringing these issues to the floor for a vote.”
In an effort to increase its reach into the sustainable industries market, Los Angeles-based EBITDA Media has acquired a stake in Sustainable Life Media, a b-to-b e-newsletter, online community, research and event company.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.EBITDA Media was founded in 2006 by William F. Cobert, a former president and CEO of Canon Communications. Cobert was replaced at Canon by Apprise Media CEO Charlie McCurdy. Apprise acquired Canon in 2005 for $200 million.EBITDA Media owns Green Media Enterprises, a media company that produced the Green East and Green West expos and conferences. The company is backed by private equity media buyout firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
This is why the drumbeat on FOLIOmag.com about VanityFair’s and the New York Times’s green issues and recycled paper (orthe lack thereof) is so off the mark.For better or worse, green issues aren’t about public advocacy. Seriously, how can Madonna, who has a privatejet and at least five enormous homes, be the cover girl for conservation? The big publishers’ green issues are about selling pages toadvertisers who want to be associated with green content. And until thoseadvertisers demand that their ads be printed on recycled paper (and provide therevenue that offsets the increased cost), the green issues will keep coming outon the same paper stock as every other issue.In the meantime, please pick up the “Better Planet” issue ofDiscover on newsstands now. We areprinted on FSC-certified paper and, after an extensive survey of our greenhousegas emissions, purchased a carbon offset from carbonfund.org. You can also click over to our Better Planet blog orenter our GreenScience Fair.Happy Earth Day. I rarely rise in defense of Condé Nast. Wired is an especially nasty competitor of Discover, even though their sciencecoverage is a small part of their tech culture package. The NewYorker also competes with us for ad pages.You have to give them their due, though. From my perspective, they are by far the mosteffective spokespeople in the world for the power of magazines. Their editors are industry giants whostraddle the worlds of media, fashion and entertainment. Do you ever hear Anna Wintour or GraydonCarter whining to the trades about the growing influence of blogs or some otherpiece of Internet hype? I don’t thinkso. I would be surprised if there were many tables set aside for bloggers atthe Waverly Inn.More importantly, every bit of Condé Nast’s DNA is attunedto extracting maximum dollars from advertisers.As I pointed out in a blogpost a couple of months ago, along with your 12x schedule, Condé candeliver an integrated program featuring Beyoncecaressing your product online, polybagged and on national TV.
The site receives between three to five submissions (which are typically five pages long with up to 50 photos) per week, which go to a staging area and are managed by a former subscriber-turned-employee. “We don’t get to the same level as in-house content,” says Mikelonis. “We still want it to be peer-to-peer, but there are some basic requirements: It needs to have an introduction, at least three photos and demonstrate a sense of sequence and a result. When one of our readers sits down online, they want to know how to get something done.”If a member submits one tutorial, FordMuscle sends a t-shirt. If they do two, they get a hat. If a member does six, they receive $100. “If someone is especially enthusiastic, we may then bring them on as a freelancer,” says Mikelonis.Parts manufacturers can also be highlighted in the tutorial, although ads are not sold directly against it. Mikelonis says the site asks its top contributors what they might need for upgrades they’re working on. “We do not try to strong-arm the contributors into using parts from advertisers but we will steer them in that direction if a contributor’s needs and our resources align,” he adds.Selling Around UGCMikelonis says that advertisers haven’t tried to influence the tutorials. “We have not been put in that position yet. While we are confident we have more influence and reach than traditional print magazines, advertisers in our space are not yet willing to allocate an equal amount of dollars to their online and print ad expenditures. So, since our advertisers are probably aware they are getting a bargain with us, they then don’t feel compelled to make editorial demands.”FordMuscle sells an annual online subscription for $19.95 per year and is considering a pay-per-article model for the future (subscription accounts for about 40 percent of revenue, while advertising accounts for 60 percent). “I think we’d do a lot better,” says Mikelonis. “Although we call this a subscription, we know users don’t pay for the promise of new content. They pay for that article and access to our technical archive. The print model is counter to the way enthusiasts want information. They don’t want to pay a subscription and hope that next month they get an article relevant to their car.”FordMuscle.com generates about 160,000 unique visitors each month and expects to break $500,000 in revenue in 2009. In its 2009 Media & Entertainment Predictions report, consulting and advisory firm Deloitte warns that with no monetization schemes in place, user generated content will become less attractive to publishers. “A site with tens of millions of members, all submitting content and viewing each others’ digital offerings, was regarded as a good thing,” the report says. “During the coming year, that may well change, for the simple reason that while the absolute cost of creating the content may be tiny, the ability to realize any revenue from the content may be smaller still.”However, one online enthusiast publisher is starting to bridge the gap between UGC, editorial content and revenue. FordMuscle.com, which caters to Ford performance enthusiasts (and competes for the same automotive performance aftermarket advertising dollars as numerous Source Interlink titles such as Hot Rod and Car Craft), introduced a forum category called “Tech Exchange,” in which members can submit graphic how-tos. “The biggest problem in trying to produce in-house content is knowing that what our audience is doing in their garages is more diverse than anything we could do if we hired 20 guys, bought 100 cars and had all the free parts in the world,” says co-founder Jon Mikelonis.Polishing UGCFordMuscle staff edits outside content before it’s made available to readers and contributors are rewarded for their submissions. “Our advertisers appreciate peer-to-peer technical content as long as it’s edited, formatted, and scrubbed,” says Mikelonis. “Sure, if you open the flood gates and let anything go, advertisers will not want to be placed adjacent to foul content. Work at it, reward the contributors, play editor. And it just might work for your online community.”
While an exact figure could not be disclosed, a program of this magnitude costs the advertiser between $1 and $3 million. Hearst kicks off its “New Century Craftmanship Idea Series” ad campaign with Lincoln in select July and August issues of Hearst titles, as well as with a video series, that features “artisans” who carry through Lincoln’s branded message of craftsmanship and design through their own work.Debuting in print ads in O, The Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Veranda and Esquire and in videos on these titles’ websites, Jeff Hamill, SVP of sales with Hearst Integrated Media, says, “These are the titles on which we agreed with Lincoln that provided the right kind of audience for the company and for this message.”The print portion of this campaign features chef Richard Blais, jewelry designer Karen Erickson and men’s fashion designer Kevin Stewart. The online video series includes these personalities as well as Max Wolff, director of design with Lincoln. Blais (along with a Lincoln MKX) will be spotlighted in O, The Oprah Magazine and House Beautiful; Erickson is featured with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Harper’s Bazaar and Veranda; and Kevin Stewart will be seen along with the Lincoln MKX in Esquire.The video series is featured only on the titles’ websites, and are not available through Hearst’s apps. Hamill sees this ad campaign, “As a chance for the consumer to get deeper into the ideas behind Lincoln craftsmanship and Lincoln philosophy, which was really the brand driver for Lincoln in terms of this program.” Consumers can enter to win “goods” through featured videos, which Hamill defines as an opportunity to share an “experience” with the selected personality. For example, the individual that wins Stewart’s experience will receive clothing and an invitation to attend an upcoming fashion show. “It’s a perfect example of what we do with corporate sales, provide custom advertising solutions for our best advertisers. In a company of our size, we firmly believe we can bundle our appropriate assets in a very strategic way for any of our large advertisers’ needs,” says Hamill. “The key to good integration is to use each medium to its strength, and not have a one-size fits all approach.”
New app helps artists and labels manage and fulfill merch orders, allows for direct message with fans and tracks stats in real-time Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2017 – 1:02 pm Bandcamp has emerged as the distribution platform of choice for many DIY artist in recent years based on its simplicity, flexibility and transparency. Now, artists and labels using Bandcamp to promote and sell music and merch now have their own app. Facebook Bandcamp Introduces App Empowering Artists, Labels Introducing the Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels. https://t.co/kGSP8d1UdQ— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) October 31, 2017The new Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels provides a real-time mobile view of stats, plus easy ways to manage and fulfill merch orders, as well as direct and targeted message functionality for more dynamic communication with fans. The app messaging capabilities allow artists and labels to message fans not only through the app, but also via traditional email.”Now, fans can of course opt out of that and just get your messages in the app if they prefer,” explains Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond. “But the default here is that if you send a message, we’re going to do our best to make sure your fans actually get it.”The Bandcamp App for Artist and Labels is available now for iOS and Android.The Sound Of Vinyl: Henry Rollins’ New Modern Record Store News Bandcamp’s New App: Empowering Artists & Labels bandcamp-introduces-app-empowering-artists-labels Twitter Email
Email Facebook News The GRAMMY winner kicks off her Las Vegas residency in stylePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 28, 2018 – 1:11 pm On June 27 GRAMMY winner Gwen Stefani kicked off her Just A Girl residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, the first show of her residency, which will run through March. Reviews are in and Stefani stunned with her energized spontaneity, sparkling visuals and vocals that were clearly delivered live.Boyfriend Blake Shelton in the audience was a welcome sight but no distraction from the engaged delivery of a cavalcade of Stefani’s hits, including No Doubt classics and a cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” Some costuming glitches were overcome with ad-libs.Stefani told the audience she could “actually see everybody,” interacting with attendees and bringing some of her audience onstage. Shouting out to a lesbian couple wearing hats that read “I’m her Blake” and “I’m her Gwen,” she said, “Congratulations, I know it feels good.” Then she slid into “Underneath It All,” the hit from No Doubt’s 2001 Rock Steady album. Gwen Stefani’s Vegas Residency Sparkles & Stuns gwen-stefani-kicks-her-las-vegas-residency Gwen Stefani Kicks Off Her Las Vegas Residency It seems only appropriate Stefani would get her own stint in Sin City. At the 44th GRAMMY Awards, Stefani won her first career GRAMMY as a featured artist on Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” At the 45th GRAMMY Awards, Rock Steady’s “Hey Baby” won Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, followed by a win in the same category for “Underneath It All” the following year.If you want to catch this GRAMMY winner in action live, tickets are on sale via Stefani’s website, including VIP seating.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter
WILMINGTON, MA — Beginning on May 4, the Wilmington Police Department will have extra patrols on the road targeting vehicle occupants not wearing their seatbelts. The Department is joining the Massachusetts State Police and municipal police departments across the Commonwealth in the annual “Click It Or Ticket” campaign. This initiative is funded by a federal highway safety grant, through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS).According to statistics from Executive Office of Public Safety, Massachusetts has one of the lowest seatbelt usage rates in the nation. Since being implemented, “Click It Or Ticket” initiatives have helped increase seat belt usage in Massachusetts from 51% in 2002 to 78% in 2016. We still have a long way to go though as the national usage rate average is 90%.The Wilmington Police Department wants to remind everyone that Massachusetts law requires all occupants to be properly restrained by safety belts when riding in a private passenger motor vehicle. So please, when you get in your car, buckle up. You could be saving your own life!(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Police Department.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police To Participate In National ‘Click It or Ticket’ CampaignIn “Government”REMINDER: What To Expect At TONIGHT’S Wilmington Police’s National Night OutIn “Police Log”What To Expect At Wilmington Police’s National Night Out On August 6In “Community”
TEWKSBURY, MA — On Monday, Tewksbury’s State Senator Barbara L’Italien announced her endorsement of Selectman Mark Kratman in the 19th Middlesex State Representative race to succeed the late Rep. Jim Miceli.“I’ve known Mark for years and we have fought side by side to deliver on Tewksbury’s priorities. There is nobody better when it comes to advocating for his community,” said L’Italien. “Mark’s heart is this district – you never see him miss an event or an opportunity to bring people together for the betterment of the area. He will be an outstanding representative for Tewksbury and Wilmington and is the best candidate in this race.”“I am honored to receive this support from our state senator,” said Kratman. “Barbara has done a great job bringing taxpayer dollars to this district, for road repairs, to protect beds and jobs at Tewksbury State Hospital, for the Fire Department, and more. I look forward to following in Senator L’Italien and Rep Miceli’s footsteps in the legislature being this district’s voice in the state legislature. Miceli served with distinction for a long time and while he will be missed, I am ready to hit the ground running on day one.”State Sen. Barbara L’Italien & Tewksbury Selectman Mark Kratman(NOTE: The above announcement is from State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Office.)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@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Massachusetts Teachers Association Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally, Ready To Fight For Wilmington & Tewksbury At State HouseIn “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 22 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraDeano’s PastaEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Grab & GoGaouette FarmHoney Pot Maple FarmKitteredge CandlesMagic of Yarrow BalloonsPolish Prince PerogiesPurple Carrot BreadRed Antler Apothecary Seafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTAdditional Pet-Themed Attractions:Andy Winther Dog Training featuring Dog Tricks & Demonstrations from 11am to 11:30amAsk Questions of Best Pets VeterinaryVisit the Billerica Cat Care Coalition at the Community TableMake a bird at the Kids TentMusic from John Lorentz & Anne SanstromLike 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 28In “Community”
WOBURN, MA — Eileen C. (Gregoire) Marsan, 77, of Woburn, MA, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 at High Pointe Hospice in Haverhill, MA after a lengthy illness.Eileen was born January 28, 1941 in Malden, MA to the late Narcisse and Marion Gregoire and was raised in Everett, MA. She was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden and Bentley College in Waltham. She was a long-time resident of Woburn where she raised her family. Eileen had an entrepreneurial spirit where she held both a real estate license and owned a tax practice where, for many years, she provided tax preparation, tax planning, and personal financial planning services to her clients as an IRS registered tax preparer. Additionally, she cared for the less fortunate and had previously worked for the Boston Housing Authority where she helped obtain funding to rebuild homes in various Boston neighborhoods.Eileen was a long-time parishioner at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Woburn where, among things, she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Eileen also volunteered as Girl Scout leader in Wilmington for four years. Eileen was a loving and caring person, never seeking attention, whose lasting legacy was the wide range of people in her life she touched.She is survived by her son, Paul Marsan, of Woburn and granddaughter, Jacy Higgins, of Braintree, MA. She’s also survived by her brother Neil Gregoire Sr. and his wife Laurie of Arizona, her ‘adopted’ son, Mark Donovan, and her step children: Jennifer, Jill, Michael and Sean, and other family members and friends. She was the mother of the late Jeannette Marsan and sister of the late Jean Conte.We would like to give special thanks to the staff at High Pointe Hospice for all their care and support to Eileen and her family.A memorial service to celebrate Eileen’s life is pending, and will be announced later.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Arthur Graham Funeral Home.)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@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Eileen Quirke Neville, 91In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries”
WILMINGTON, MA — Robert James Ross, “Bob”, age 87, of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019.Bob was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Ross (Stewart) “Betty”, loving father of the late Patricia D. Pennington of Sandwich, MA, David S. Ross of Wilmington, MA, Karen E. O’Reilly and her husband Gerald F. O’Reilly of Salisbury, MA. Bob was the proud Grandpa to Jessica Pennington, Alex O’Reilly and Gerald O’Reilly Jr. Treasured Great Grandpa to Hudson Leyland Brown who lovingly referred to Bob as G.G.Bob grew up an only child to the late David and Beatrice Ross in Valley Stream, NY on Long Island. After high school, Bob, was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina. Following his time in the service, he pursued an Engineering Degree at Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute in New York. Bob was hired by Avco Corporation as an Engineer with their Missile Systems Division where he remained for over 30 years until he retired as a Senior Engineer.Family and friends will gather for his Funeral Service at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA, on Wednesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m.Robert James Ross(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Joseph “Joe” J. Parrella, 66In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Alan P. Ware, 72In “Obituaries”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Police Department:On October 1, 1962, Congress, by a joint resolution, authorized and requested President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” and the week in which it falls as “National Police Week” to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines of the battle against crime.In honor of Police Week, members of the Wilmington Police Department will be wearing special patches throughout the month of May. This is the third and final specialty patch that will be worn by our Officers. Patches will be available for sale to the general public for $10 with all proceeds going to the New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). You can learn about their mission to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty at https://newenglandcops.org/.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@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”Wilmington Police Launch ‘Police Explorers’ Program For Young Adults Interested In Law Enforcement CareerIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police Department’s New Explorers Program Now Accepting ApplicationsIn “Police Log”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 8, 2019:#1) Small Business Month CelebrationThe Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Rotary Club, and Wilmington’s BNI are holding an After Hours Mixer for Wilmington and Tewksbury business owners from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main Street).Since 1963, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on American culture and our economy. The month of May aims to honor the close to 30 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them.Come celebrate together with a fun evening of food, drinks, and conversation. Complimentary food. Cash bar. Free to attend, but kindly RSVP for food count HERE.#2) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#3) Wilmington Yardwaste Center OpenThe Wilmington Yardwaste Center on Old Main Street will be open from 8am to 2pm during selected dates for the drop-off of leaves and brush.Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the yardwaste center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.#4) Wilmington School Committee MeetingThe Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Group Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Wilmington Board of Appeals MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, September 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Comments 70 Photos Long-term 2018 Ford Mustang GT: Wrapping up two wild months 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride Ford Enlarge ImageThe Ford Mustang EcoBoost is the best entry-level Mustang in years, but Ford might be about to make it better.For a long time, the words, “entry-level Mustang” gave any driving enthusiast a severe case of the willies. Whether it was a straight-six model in the 1960s or ’70s or the V6 models of the ’90s and 2000s, they were never that interesting to drive. That started to change when Ford introduced the EcoBoost Mustang a few years ago, and all of a sudden you had almost unprecedented ease of tuning, thanks to a turbo and modern electronics, coupled with the best Mustang chassis ever.That’s why when we heard rumors that Ford was prepping some kind of entry-level cost but not entry-level performance Mustang to be shown at the New York Auto Show, we were pretty floored. Could this be the reborn Mustang SVO that we have been dreaming of? Well, based on the invite we received Friday to a mysterious background event that Ford is holding for the Mustang soon, that seems like it could be the case. Fingers crossed.Just for some perspective, the current EcoBoost Mustang makes a respectable 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, but the 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been proven time and again to be plenty stout enough for much more power. We’d love to see this new flavor of Mustang make around 340-360 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque and add most of the features from the EcoBoost performance pack as standard, like the upgraded differential for somewhere around $33,000.Ford verified to Roadshow that there would indeed be a new Mustang variant on the stand during the New York Auto Show in a couple of weeks, but haven’t given us any more information than that. Performance Cars Car Industry 2 Tags Share your voice Ford 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV