Big events in Wilmington this Saturday with the 5 th Annual Wilmington-Whiteface
Whiskey Run and Festival. Fun kicks off at the Preston Memorial Field. Residents
are reminded that temporary road closures on the southbound lane of Springfield
Road from Rt.86 to Fox Farm Road from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. More information
on both the race and festival can be found at
A big congratulations to our shared staff member Brooke Paries on her success of
passing the Emergency Medical Technician test. Brooke, now a New York State
certified EMT, works for both the town Parks Department and Wilmington Fire
District. This position has worked well for both the town and ambulance squad for
years. In a time when we are severely lacking volunteers for our ambulance
coverage, we are very excited to have the assistance for emergency rescue calls.
Please remember that we have job applications available at the town offices for
any teens between the ages of 14 – 20 that would like to work for the town during
the summer months. This program is administered by One WorkSource of ACAP
and certain income guidelines do apply. Also, for any adults looking for work, we
maintain a stack of Job Announcements from the Essex County Department of
Civil Service for jobs and Civil Service Tests at the county.
The next Wilmington Bicentennial Committee meeting with be on Thursday June
23 rd at 12:30 pm at the Community Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This week’s History trivia I would like to share a little fun fact about one of my
ancestors. Apparently, I was not the only one in my family history to serve as
Wilmington Town Supervisor. In 1858 when Wilmington was only 36 years old, my
great, great, great Grandfather Amos Pearl Hardy served as Town Supervisor for
four years. He returned in 1866 to serve the community again. For my own
resume, I was Supervisor for 4 years in 1996 returning in August of 2019. Of
course, everyone has an interesting family history. As a youth, I could listen for
hours to people like Bea Stephenson Lawrence, talk about Wilmington’s colorful
past and history. She knew her Wilmington history.
As we celebrate our 200 years as a community, share your connection to
Wilmington. No matter if you just joined our town or if your family roots have
lived here for generations. One may find we are connected more than you think.
That’s all for this week my friends. See you around town. -Roy