WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, October 17, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 8am to 2pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.At Wilmington Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Mr. & Mrs. WHS Contest will take place at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The 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.At The Library: Coffee with a Cop at 10am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Kindergarten Book Club at 3:45pm. Not a Fright in Sight at 6:30pm. Current Events Discussion Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Podiatrist at 9:30am. Beading Group at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office Hours at 11am. Moments Cafe at 1pm. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 24, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
The scorching heat of the summer may be one of the most dreadful times of the year for the grown-ups but for children, it brings with it the euphoria of one of the most anticipated vacations in the calendar. Here are a few reading treats listed for children to read this summer vacation:4Book: The Ammuchi Puchi; Author: Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi”When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi.”Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThen something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all?Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous, poetic prose, this is a poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing.4Book: Inside India — Festivals and Celebrations; Author: Shachii Manik and Ahmed SikanderJoin Indy and Dia on a super exciting and fun tour of India’s popular, curious and bewildering festivals and celebrations. This activity book for children will help you navigate India’s colourful festival calendar through engaging activities like word searches, crossword puzzles, number games, recipes, art and craft and much more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive3. Book: Encyclopaedia of DinosaurThis book introduces the readers to the intriguing world of Dinosaurs. The book contains pictures and information about the newly discovered Indian Dinosaurs. A captivating offering to let one know where these creatures lived and what they looked like, it seems just apt for a vacation read.4. Book: A Bagful Of History; Author: Subhadra Sen GuptaLet’s take a walk through history. And as you travel back in time, there are encounters of dinners with Mughal princess Jahanara Begum; a jugalbandi with Miyan Tansen, one can compete with the nawabs of Chandni Chowk in a kite-flying duel, be a part of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s fight for the education of the girl child, or revolt with Indian sepoys in the Mutiny of 1857. Many more exciting events find mention in the book. Peppered with stunning illustrations and unusual trivia, this is a fascinating read about the unforgettable events and people from Indian history.5. Book: The Children’s Book Of TruthsWhy do people fight? What’s the use of education? Is India rich or poor? Why are stories important? Can anyone be a leader? Is science only about exams? Will planting trees save the earth? Growing up throws up a lot of questions – about people, events and the world around us. Sometimes the answers are in simple black and white, wrong and right, but mostly they are not.In this book, ten truth-explorers and idea-shapers share with you their thought-provoking views on important topics close to your heart and mind. Drawing on their experiences, they help you see many different sides of a question and arrive at the most important truth – your own conclusion, your own interpretation, your own answer.6. Book: Rebel with a paintbrush; Author: Anita VachharajaniAn artist, a citizen of the world and a rebel, Amrita Sher-Gil was one of modern India’s first professional women artists.
Share Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Travelweek Group Tags: Space Tourism, Virgin Group << Previous PostNext Post >> First agent now offering Virgin Galactic’s space flights MANLY, AUSTRALIA — What do you think the commission is on a $250,000 flight?A Sydney-based travel agent has become the first agent to offer Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flights. Gill McLachlan of Lachlan Travel Group will be offering the 90-minute, $250,000 flights from his Sydney agency, even though no lift-off date has been confirmed.“They advertised people to apply as agents – we were the first people in the world that Branson appointed in 2008,” said McLachlan in a Manly Daily interview.Credit: Braden Fastier.With a hefty price tag, the agency owner said he doesn’t push people to the product, but so far it seems that the older generation is keen to try the product.“Many people, especially older people, have that dream. They saw the moon landings,” he said.The 67-year-old noted that the flight is safe after visiting Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico base, Spaceport America. There, he experienced the same G-forces that passengers would experience during the flight. He said the feeling wasn’t that “grueling” and passengers won’t need to be “that fit” to take the flights.Virgin Galactic has been granted a licence to restart testing after a fatal crash in 2014. Posted by
Travelweek Group Friday, March 10, 2017 Share TORONTO — G Adventures is now a Platinum Club member in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, recognizing best-in-class Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million that demonstrate strategy, capability and commitment to achieving sustainable growth.The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.“We’re incredibly honoured to receive this highly coveted stamp of excellence,” says Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures. “This award is a testament to our fantastic team, their entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to our clients, and dedication to delivering life-changing adventures.”Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is about more than financial performance, says Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.” Posted by Tags: G Adventures G Adventures recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies << Previous PostNext Post >>
Jetlines appoints new Chief Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Posted by Tags: Canada Jetlines, New Hires << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 8, 2019 VANCOUVER — Ahead of its highly anticipated launch this year, Canada Jetlines has announced Jordi Porcel, a former Vueling executive, as its new Chief Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Officer.CEO Javier Suarez, who worked with Porcel at Vueling from 2012-2014, said he’s “thrilled” to welcome him to the Jetlines team.“Jordi’s extensive experience working for fast-growing, low-cost carriers, as well as his vocation to design and deliver the best customer experience, is fantastic news for Jetlines,” said Suarez.While at Vueling, Porcel served as Chief Sales Officer and was responsible for all non-direct sales, accounting for 57% of Vueling’s revenue totalling approximately €700 million. Together with Suarez, Porcel helped Vueling rapidly and profitably expand in Europe, which at the time was going through the global financial crisis.More recently, Porcel was the head of Europe at Air Arabia, a profitable low-cost carrier where he was responsible for implementing strategic sales, marketing and communication initiatives in Europe. During his tenure, he helped grow the European business by 26%.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongPrior to that, Porcel also served as General Manager of Spain at Etihad Airways from 2014 to 2016 as well as Regional Commercial Manager for Spain, Portugal and Latin America at British Airways.In connection with his new appointment at Jetlines, Porcel will be granted 250,000 Restricted Share Units (RSUs), which will vest over a three-year period from the date of grant. Share Travelweek Group