WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 13, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Scattered showers, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s is holding a Mega Multi-Chamber Networking event from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Tewksbury Country Club (1880 Main Street). Join a fun evening of networking at the beautiful Tewksbury Country Club. This popular Multi-Chamber event attracts 150-200 local professionals. Mark your calendar, gather your business cards & company brochures and make your reservation to attend today. $10 for members, $20 non-members. General networking will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. An optional free seminar on Google Analytics with presenter Israel Kloss will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.In The Community: WCTV is hosting a Podcast Meetup at 7pm at WCTV Headquarters (10 Waltham Street). Drop by for this informal introduction to Podcasting! Everyone welcome! If you’ve always wondered what Podcasting is all about or have Podcasts that you enjoy listening to–or if you’d like to create your own–come to WCTV and share your ideas, learn how to use our Podcast studio and meet like minded individuals. No fee to attend. Contact email@example.com for more details!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: Tech Lecture: Product Safety at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Country Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, July 28, 2019:Auction: Burlington Self Storage190971 — Babine — 6 State Street190924 — Ficociello — 500 Main Street190966 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Roya190970 — Benz — Guardian Appointment190990 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 5 Roosevelt Road190991 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 31 Chestnut Street190992 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 16 Hillside Way190993 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA Palmer Way Middlesex Ave190994 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Middlesex Ave190995 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Highland Estates Subdivision190996 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 5 Tacoma Drive190997 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 910 Salem Street(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of May 5, 2019)In “Government”
Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Geneva Motor Show 2019 Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box reading • Goodyear’s newest tire is for flying cars The Goodyear Aero concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva auto show functions as a narrow, non-pneumatic tire when on the ground, then acts as a propeller when rotated and spun up to high RPM in a tilt-rotor application. Given the amount of recent hype around autonomous flying cars, its a concept worth looking at.Goodyear’s Aero concept can function in the vertical plane as a road going tire/wheel assembly, and in the horizontal plane as a tilt-rotor propeller. Goodyear The most clever part of Aero is how the wheel’s “spokes” are also the propeller’s blades. Pitched, curved and manufactured precisely, they would seem to save a lot of space, expense, and articulation headaches on a flying car.The rubber that wraps around those blades would be solid, rather than an air-filled tire that would deform and disintegrate at aeronautic RPM. But without a pneumatic cushion Goodyear’s material scientists will have to pull some all-nighters to formulate a material compliant enough to cushion the ride on ground while also tough enough to protect the critical wheel/propeller structure. I wouldn’t want to get aloft only to find out I have a cracked prop blade because I curbed it downtown an hour before.The interior of the Goodyear Aero would be a sophisticated turbine-style fan for aerial propulsion, while the outside would be a narrow non-pneumatic tire that provides cushioning and grip. Goodyear Goodyear imagines this Aero assembly being spun by magnetic propulsion and controlled by AI, both of which are the sorts of things you just have to say in 2019. But more realistic is their vision that Aero would be monitored by a fiber optic sensor package to make sure it’s in perfect condition and performing properly in its two critical missions. That jibes with an exploding trend of smart monitoring technology in the auto business, from Porsche’s new Wet Mode that listens for the audio signature of wet pavement, to millimeter wave in-car monitoring tech from Texas Instruments that seeks to revolutionize awareness of who’s in the car and their state. Maybe the most interesting part of these “tires” is that we’re talking about the components needed for self-flying cars. We’ve seen Goodyear concept tires and wheels that grow moss in their middle or that roll every direction like a billiard ball with English on it, but this time they’re taking flight. Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Tags • More From Roadshow 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: The most extreme midsize off-roader you can buy See All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Geneva Motor Show 2019 Cooley On Cars 1:26 Goodyear’s Aero tire is for flying self-driving cars Comment 1 Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Share your voice Roadshow
Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFROJacob Mayberry, a Baltimore spoken word artist, emcee, National Poetry Slam champion, Texas Grand Slam champion and teaching artist, Black Chakra, sat with the AFRO to celebrate poetry with us a bit after “Don’t Be Late for Poetry” to give us some insight into his poetic journey. Named Black Chakra from a former lover, who considered his energy a combination of the auras of the seven chakras (crown, third- eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, root). He is an artist who truly lives up to his name.Black Chakra (Courtesy Photo)Afro: How did you get your name?Black Chakra: Me and a poet were dating and we found out about an African culture whose tradition was naming people, which is extremely important because what you are named is what you’re adorned as. So we thought it’d be special if we gave each other poetry names. The name I gave her was Fire Angelou, and Black Chakra was the name she gave me. It perfectly describes what I do because the chakras are different colors and different spiritual measurements of energy and I represent all the energies in one because black is the combination of all colors. I thought that was a beautiful name and I kept it ever since.Afro: What inspired you to be a poet and when did you start doing poetry?BLACK CHAKRA: Since 11 my father told me, ‘If you’re going to do something you have to be the best.’ I asked him, ‘How to be the best?’ He said you have to study, practice, and know it better than anyone else. So I did those things. I read multiple poetry books. So, since 11 I started writing and started studying and by 13, I was rapping, nonstop. Then by 15-16, I wanted to understand poetry on a deeper level, so I got into spoken word and I just stayed in it. I’ve always been invested in writing, I’m always writing; it is one of the most healthy things you can do. Also, it grows your skill level because you learn different things about yourself. I can literally write a poem in seven minutes because I don’t second guess what I have to say. I just know what I want to talk about and it feels very comfortable. So, now that I’m 30, I’d say I’ve been doing poetry for pretty much all my life.Afro: This month, as you know, is National Poetry Month, and at the AFRO we are featuring poets from the past, present, and future. Of course you represent one of the bomb poets from our present, but are there any poets from the past that have inspired you?BLACK CHAKRA: How long you got?….Gil Scott Heron, ase. Amiri Baraka, ase. Maya Angelou, ase. The Last Poets, ase. Sonya Sanchez, ase. Nikki Giovanni, ase. Biggie Smalls, ase. Tupac, ase. I can do this all day there are so many black poets I’ve read; Saul Williams, ase. Talam Acey, ase. Lamar Hill, ase. These people, their poetry has changed my life. The first time I heard Slangston Hughes, ase, I was in high school and I didn’t even know poetry could sound like that and I was like, ‘I can fit here’. He let me know, you have space here, you can fit here and he is so powerful. He is my favorite poet. He gave me permission to be a dope Hip- Hop lyricist within a spoken word format. There are so many great poets from the past, James Baldwin, ase. Nas, ase. Big Daddy Kane, ase. Rakim, ase. Tragedy Khadafi, ase. We can do hip-hop alone and go for the next two days. Malcolm X because I sincerely consider him a poet, ase.Afro: Just by your answers, I’m receiving that poetry is a state of being.BLACK CHAKRA: Poetry is breath, poetry is breathing. Poetry is the reason you get up in the morning. Everything is poetry, there is nothing that isn’t poetry. The person that put this wall together is a poet because he understood shapes on a level that he had to be passionate about. The person who shaped this table is a poet because they had to understand math on a spiritual level. The person who made this carpet is a poet because they had to understand stitching on a different level. The understanding of life on a different level is poetry. That’s why a poet will look at a can and create a whole poem around it because of how you break down the world and discuss it into multiple terms. I am just a sad offspring of the everything, that is poetry.Afro: Poets as prophets….what’s your take on that?Black Chakra: My personal belief is that we are puppets, there is a voice that is speaking through poets. In certain chapters of the Quran, in Islamic belief, they believe that the poet has a direct line to God and you can summon the words of God through you, and I believe that. Statistically, more people suffer from stage fright than they do fear of death. Which means more people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. So why is it that there are these people, these light bearers, who can get on stage and do this and channel words? I consider it a blessing, poetry is my proof that God exists.Afro: The poets from the past didn’t have such an opportunity, like the poets of our present, to directly pour into the poets of our future. How has teaching the poets of the future been for you?(Black Chakra calls over one of his students and now fellow poets, 20 y/o, Summer Knights to join the conversation)BLACK CHAKRA: I remember I gave a speech to the kids (in the poetry club), saying ‘Hey look, we won last year, if we don’t win this year, it’s not that important.’ She looked at me and said, ‘F- that’, none of us here play sports, none of us here do anything else, poetry is all we got. If we can’t be the best at this, than what’s it worth?’ It changed my life. She taught me that. Pouring into the kids has actually been them pouring into me because you’re not a teacher until one of your students teaches you something. Now she is killing the stage, on the same stages as me, she is a two- time world poetry champion, I coached a championship kid yesterday and so did she. I literally went up to her and said, ‘I think it’s time for me to retire.’ This is all I’ve ever wanted in life, to inspire someone to inspire someone else. Each one, teach one. I called her over here because she is the living proof to your question. This is what happens when you pour into black children. She loves so fiercely, she’s a good sister, human being, a good coach, and teacher. I can die tomorrow and smile because I had a part in that, so I’m just very thankful to pour into youth and for them to be this.