WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 3, 2019:#1) Fun On The Fourth BeginsWilmington Fun on the Fourth begins on the Town Common!Dinner6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Rotary Club, $8 (Cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cookies, Lemonade)Entertainment6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival – Cushing Amusements6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Performance by “Groove Experience” (sponsored by Rotary)Events6:00 PM Horseshoes (First Round) (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)6:00 PM KanJam at HS tennis courts (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 must be signed by a parent.)6:30 PM Firecracker 5K Race $20 Entrance Fee, register here.7:00 PM Blueberry Pie Eating Contest (Participants must sign a Release of Liability Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)#2) Device Drop-In At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Device Drop-In session from 2pm to 3pm. Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Drop in the library to see if Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, can help.#3) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 6pm (extended summer hours). All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#4) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more 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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Wednesday, July 3In “Community”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Friday, July 5In “Community”
By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFROThere’s no end to the frustration people feel in the light of constant bullying and violence children experience in school as well as in communities. One 10-year-old has a plan to put a stop to it and she’s asking for everyone’s help.For almost two years, Winter Noel Smith has been making and collecting prayer squares from everyone who’d give her one. She’ll use 10,000 of them to make a gigantic blanket to present to Congress, to implore them to use their power to make the country a safer place for children.Winter Noel Smith displays the colorful squares for the prayer blanket she hopes to make soon. (Courtesy Photo)“When she was around six years old, children teased her about her hair,” her mother, Alexis Smith said. “When she wore it in bush balls they called her Minnie Mouse and when it was hanging straight, they called her Annie.”These names hurt her feelings and made her cry, so she knows what other children experience when they are bullied by their peers. She began to experience low self esteem so her mother enrolled her into a modeling class, along with reassuring her of her beauty inside and out.Winter Noel’s professional modeling photograph. (Courtesy Photo)“But she didn’t complete the class because she got modeling jobs right away,” Alexis Smith said, “which was a real boost to her self esteem.”But her success in modeling didn’t stop Winter Noel from caring about her peers.Thus the blanket. “First you say a prayer,” Winter Noel instructed. “Then you take fabric and make a square in it, and when you have enough of these, you can make a blanket.”The prayers are confidential and all inclusive, “whatever you feel compelled to talk to God about,” Winter Noel said.Her squares have already made quite an impact. She has shown them and collected some at community events. She’s gotten the attention of passersby including Girl Scouts every time she’s had a vending table including a recent KidPreneur Expo. Everyone wants to submit a square and be included in the blanket.She’s garnered so much attention that one of her squares is exhibited at the Education Building until May 1, and another is in the Banneker-Douglass Museum, both in Annapolis.Her mother feels much of what her daughter is accomplishing is due to the social justice curriculum of the Monarch School Winter Noel attends.“They’re learning about service and empathy and compassion,” Alexis Smith said. “They even give them awards to reinforce their positive behavior.”She’s tempted to make an award for her daughter. “A perseverance badge. She’s relentless and never gives up.”Prayer squares can be sent to Winter Noel Smith, Love United Christian Church, 7207 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, Md. 21060.
A Somali soldier and four militants were killed on Sunday as an al-Qaida-linked extremist group tried to attack a training compound used for intelligence officials in Mogadishu, a police officer said.The attack started with a suicide car bombing outside the intelligence school, which killed two attackers and a soldier, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said today. He said soldiers then shot two gunmen who had seemingly lost their way and stormed a civilian house close to their target.The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group, which is waging an insurgency against Somalia’s Western-backed weak government, claimed responsibility for the attack through its radio station. Al-Shabab has vowed it would step up attacks against government and African Union forces in Somalia during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The militants have been pushed out of much of the territory they controlled by African Union troops, which are backing the Somali troops, but they remain a threat, carrying out guerrilla attacks on government and civilian targets.
Researchers have discovered why it is important to stay clam before taking any big decision in life. Anxiety disrupts brain activity that supports decision-making, says a study.Anxiety disengages a region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is critical for flexible decision making, the findings showed. By monitoring the activity of neurons in the PFC while anxious rats had to make decisions about how to get a reward, the scientists made two observations. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’First, anxiety leads to bad decisions when there are conflicting distractors present. Second, bad decisions under anxiety involve numbing of PFC neurons. The data indicates that anxiety has an exquisitely selective effect on neuronal activity that supports decision making, said lead author of the study Bita Moghaddam, professor at University of Pittsburgh in the US. The study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.As with many people who suffer from anxiety but go through day-to-day life and make decisions, the anxious rats completed the decision-making task and, actually, did not do too badly. But they made far more mistakes when the correct choice involved ignoring distracting information.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 25, 2016 Pro tip: If you have to ask Siri how to kiss right, you’re doing it wrong.TV stars Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau do just that in a goofy new Apple ad. The actors lock lips, but Brie (whom you might recognize from Mad Men) isn’t feeling it.Cue Siri to the rescue. Make that the fancy fourth-gen Apple TV-integrated Siri. “Is there tongue? Is there a little bit of tongue?” Brie awkwardly asks Coster-Waldau as a steamy clip of the Danish beau tasting the lips of a Game of Thrones co-star unfurls on an Apple TV. Next, Brie tells Siri to rewind seven seconds, not accidentally showing off how the Siri remote searches for content. Related: Cookie Monster Demonstrates Why Hands-Free Siri Is Useful (Video)End scene. Then the odd couple is called on set to seal a hot minute with a kiss. But Brie wants to brush up with more high-def makeout GOT sessions. Coster-Waldau has a different plan. He snatches the Apple TV remote and asks Siri to spin some sexytime tunes (yep, a la Apple Music). Maybe that’ll get Brie in the mood.Nope. Not happening. Siri’s no substitute for raw animal attraction.No surprise there. Siri’s a notorious ice queen, apparently by design. Why, it snubbed us just this morning when we asked the snarky digital assistant for a virtual smooch. “Let’s talk instead,” it said. No thanks. We’re good. 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »