Supermarket retailer Asda has reported a 12.4% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay in 2018; this is 0.1% less than the 12.5% gap it reported for 2017.The organisation, which has 147,000 employees in the UK, reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and in time for the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2019.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between the mean and median hourly rates of pay for male and female full-time employees, the difference between men and women’s mean bonus pay and median bonus pay, the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay, and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Asda’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 7.6% for 2018; this reflects a 1.3% reduction from the 8.9% median gender pay gap it reported for 2017.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 44.5%; an 8% improvement to last year’s figure of 52.5%. The median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 13.7%, compared to 21.5% in 2017. Over the current reporting period, 91.2% of female employees and 88.7% of male employees received bonus payments. In 2017, 88.3% of women received a bonus, compared to 85.3% of men.Around a third (34.9%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Asda are female, compared to 54.2% in the second quartile, 63.1% in the third quartile and 74.2% in the lowest pay quartile. Across its UK employee base, which operates in both the retail and logistics sectors, 57% are women. More than a third (35%) of Asda’s senior leaders are female, as are more than 50% of its 2018 graduate intake.The majority (86%) of Asda’s workforce are hourly-paid; the retailer calculates that its median gender pay gap, based on the set hourly rates for these employees, would be 0%. Furthermore, if allowing for full-time equivalent normalisation when calculating the median bonus gender pay gap, Asda believes this would be 2.06% in favour of women.Asda attributes its gender pay gap to having more men than women occupying senior roles. To reduce its gap further, Asda states that it will continue the actions outlined in its 2018 report. This includes offering flexible working to all employees, conducting unconscious bias training for salaried managers and continuing its mentoring programme, which was relaunched in 2018.Asda has stated that it advertises all vacancies internally, and plans to seek female talent for internal succession planning, to accelerate progression through targeted pipeline development programmes. It will additionally continue with balanced candidate slates and balanced interview panels for all senior hires, a system which was introduced last year.The retailer will also promote its Women in Leadership council; this is a global programme that aims to drive gender balance, development and mentoring opportunities for female talent. Currently, the council has 75% female members and 25% male membership.Asda also maps its gender representation across all levels and formats and, in 2018, it relaunched its Gender Colleague Resource Group, which focuses on driving the organisation’s gender diversity strategy.Hayley Tatum, executive people director, said: “At Asda, we believe that to be a successful business and to serve our customers in the best way possible, we have to have an inclusive workplace where [employees] from any background can flourish.“We want every [employee], wherever they work in our business, to be able to develop their careers with us and have the flexibility to achieve what’s important to them, both in and outside of work. We’re committed to making sure that they have the opportunities to do that, from being certain we’re recruiting [employees] from diverse backgrounds through to supporting the career progression of our highest potential leaders.”
CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A young boy is recovering in the hospital after a car struck him in Coral Springs, early Friday morning.According to police, it happened around 8 a.m., near Riverside Drive, between Northwest 35th Court and Sample Road.Officials said the driver was pulling out of a residential neighborhood when she hit the boy, who was riding his bicycle.The child suffered a leg injury and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.Police said the driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers.It is unknown if the driver will be cited.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have safely located a previously missing woman from Coconut Creek.Coconut Creek Police said 21-year-old Yanique Mauge left her house to walk to Broward College on Wednesday. She was safely found just after noon, Thursday, and has returned home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WSVN) — A squirrel known for using a toy boat to water ski is set to retire after one final performance.Twiggy the squirrel performed her final act at the X Games in Minneapolis, Minn.The squirrel has been wowing fans for nearly 40 years, teaching them about water safety.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hollywood woman was surprised to find an iguana in her toilet bowl.Melissa Reynolds said she was cleaning when she went to the bathroom and opened the toilet bowl lid to find a scaly surprise.“I went to the bathroom and opened the lid, and I screamed, ‘Holy crap there’s an iguana in the toilet,’” said Reynolds.She then slammed the lid shut and made a call to the best iguana catcher she knows: her father.“I was in the shower, and my wife knocks on the door and says, ‘Melissa called and there’s a big iguana in her toilet,’ and I said, ‘OK, so I guess my day’s not over yet,’” said Reynold’s father, Harry Heghinian.“He’s kind of like the professional iguana catcher. He’s caught a lot of iguanas,” said Reynolds.Shortly after he arrived to her home, in the area of 54th Avenue and Hayes Street, to get to work. Reynolds recorded the safe capturing of the reptile where her father could be seen carefully putting the iguana in to a box before letting him loose outside of the home.“My biggest concern was going back to the hole there, and that was going to be much harder for me to catch later on because he would end up somewhere else in the house,” said Heghinian.Reynolds posted the encounter on Facebook with the caption, “Only in Florida. Make sure you guys check your toilets before you poop!”“There’s a first time for everything,” said Reynolds.She’s not the only one who had a scaly encounter recently, as a homeowner in Coral Springs found a snake in his home on May 26.Trappers said iguanas have a tendency of climbing up trees and down vent pipes that end up leading them to plumbing and sometimes the nearest commode.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Virgin Trains USA officials held a ground breaking ceremony while they announced phase two of its train line to Central Florida.The new project will connect riders from Miami to Orlando International Airport and is expected to be completed by 2022.Passengers have been able to ride the train from Miami to West Palm Beach.Eventually, officials said, riders will be able to ride the train to Tampa.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(WSVN) – Here are a list of shelters that have opened as Hurricane Dorian heads towards Florida:Miami-Dade CountyThe Miami Rescue Mission will be opening a shelter for the homeless Friday at 2020 NW 1st Ave.Miami-Dade County Schools that are designated as shelters are ready and, if necessary, will be activated in close coordination with county officials. None are activated at this time.Broward CountyFor shelter information in Broward County, visit www.broward.org/hurricane or call 311 during day hours to find locations. No locations are open yet.The Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood will be opening a shelter for the homeless at 2056 Scott St. HospitalsThe Jackson Health System will be providing shelter to expectant mothers that are registered to deliver their baby in their system. Mothers are asked to check with their physician and report to the hospital only if advised to do so.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The site now features more than 20 bloggers and other topical experts—part of a push for fresher daily content. “This is a big difference from what we had before,” says Charles-Pierre. “The marquee and other stories will rotate on a daily basis, which gives a person a reason to come back.”The site is built on the Drupal Web CMS, and the relaunch is based on an upgrade to version 6. So far, Charles-Pierre has not reworked the ordering process for any of the new ebook content. The initial focus was to funnel the users to the right place—the conversion architecture will be worked on next.Charles-Pierre opted to forego adding any discussion forums to the site, he says. Instead, the home page features a live feed from the Guideposts Facebook page, which currently has 14,000 fans. “It’s a more efficient way to bring them into the site,” says Charles-Pierre. “Whenever we post something we get lots of responses. The goal is to make it so you can see the comments [on the home page]. Commenting is one thing, but community is another. Instead of creating a new one, we’ve leveraged an existing one.”Charles-Pierre says about 2 percent of the site’s overal traffic is referred from Facebook. Late last week, Guideposts launched its new Web site. The redesigned site has a new user interface and navigation, more free content in the form of e-books and has integrated a feed from the brand’s Facebook page. All the new elements were added with the intention of growing audience.The redesign follows a year of explosive growth for the site. According to the company, Guideposts.org grew its traffic 850 percent from July 2008 to July 2009. Currently, the site is averaging about 250,000 monthly uniques.According to Philip Charles-Pierre, vice president of digital media, the e-books—on such topics as daily devotionals , angel sightings and other inspirational stories—are offered for free as a way to collect email registrations. Following that, Guideposts has developed a collection of email newsletters that coincide with the ebook topics. There are nine ebooks currently available, with 20 to 30 planned by the end of the year.
While newsstand sales and ad revenue might tell us about the business of magazines, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has its own standard of success: how does it make the reader feel? Folio: caught up with editor-in-chief Meredith Rollins to find out what body-positivity means for a contemporary women’s magazine, and how Redbook balances curation with accessible content. Folio: Women’s magazines are often criticized for showing a narrow or shallow version of womanhood. What responsibility do you feel Redbook has to address or challenge these criticisms? Rollins: Well, our readers are overwhelmingly moms, so they’re all over mobile. If you want to see women on their phones, go stand at the sidelines of a kid’s soccer game: Everyone is doing everything at once — shopping, social media, planning their schedules, texting, reading a magazine. So Redbook is huge on mobile. And our readers are all over Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest too. Meredith Rollins: First, it was a huge thrill to get the NEDA award; this is an organization that has been doing incredible work around eating disorders and body image. But to answer the question, the inspiration behind the issue is to show that style doesn’t come in just one model-thin package. September marks our third year of the Real Women Style Awards, and our second time putting our winners on the cover. This year, as last year, they are a totally stunning group of six women, and they encompass a range of body types. In September, when we all get excited about fall fashion, it’s super-important to me to underline the fact that being chic doesn’t depend on fitting into a sample size. All types of bodies are beautiful. Folio: NEDA honored Redbook’s September 2016 issue for celebrating body diversity. What was the inspiration behind the issue? Folio: Who are your readers? What are they like? Folio: How is body positivity expressed in Redbook’s normal editorial cycle? Rollins: We think about it a lot. We emphasize health and strength over getting thin; we give nutrition advice but never tell anyone to go on a diet; we talk constantly about confidence and finding pride in who you are. Body positivity isn’t just about finding your perfect-fitting pair of jeans (though that helps!). It’s about remembering to value yourself every day. With that question in mind, NEDA has awarded Redbook’s September issue the NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval, which honors content that challenges the “thin ideal” and promotes diverse representations. Rollins: We photograph non-models and non-celebrities for our fashion and beauty pages constantly. We shoot models too — we feature an amazing Broadway dancer in the fashion story in our upcoming October issue — but I do think that most women are more apt to believe that an outfit or beauty trick will work on them if they see it on a person who isn’t professionally beautiful. They can relate to it more. And relatability is key. Given a ratebase of 2,200,000, and last September’s print and digital single copy sales of 88,629 — according to its AAM reports — such editorial decisions can have a lot of reach. Folio: Tell me about Redbook’s digital presence. What formats do most of your readers use? Folio: What is your stance on “aspirational” versus “real-life” models and coverage? Folio: What can we expect from Redbook moving forward? Rollins: What we’re doing is clearly resonating with readers and the marketplace, so we’ll continue to deliver smart, beautiful content to women whose lives are time-crunched and crazy-busy. They deserve the reminder that life doesn’t need to be perfect. It needs to be simpler, and prettier, and happier — that’s what’s most important. As September persists, and the shelf weight of the famed fall fashion issues eases, it’s time to ask not how much magazine we were given, but how well it was given to us. Rollins: Redbook readers love style and want to live a gorgeous, well-curated life, but they’re also being pulled in a million different directions. Since their free time is in such short supply, we give them the tools to do everything faster and more easily: find a cute outfit, get a great beauty routine, design a lovely home, put something delicious on the table. Plus, we focus on helping them build confidence, advocate for themselves, and have the courage to get the job and salary they deserve. We’re a one-stop shop for women who simply don’t have the energy to read a bunch of different magazines, and we hear all the time that readers love us for that. Plus, we know that our readers want content that’s funny and voicey and celebrates how imperfect life is, so we laugh at ourselves a lot too. Rollins: Showing diversity — in all its forms — is incredibly important, and I think our commitment to it at Redbook is part of why we’ve attracted so many new readers. There’s such gorgeous diversity in America, and my point of view is that we should constantly celebrate it and reflect it back to our readers. I don’t want anyone to open the magazine or visit the website or interact with us on social and not feel like they are part of the conversation.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR A regional health care partnership that started with the medical center at Fort Gordon and two Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia has been extended to Fort Jackson’s Moncrief Army Community Hospital and a VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.The partnership started in 2012 with a $2.9 million grant from DOD and VA allowing Fort Gordon’s Eisenhower Army Medical Center and VA hospitals in Augusta and Dublin, Ga., to coordinate patient care and identify opportunities for sharing facilities, personnel and services, reported the Augusta Chronicle. Adding the two Columbia facilities should expand opportunities for collaboration, according to Col. John Lamoureux, chairman of the Georgia-Lina Federal Healthcare Executive Council and Eisenhower’s commander.“We have a shared interest in caring for our nation’s service members and veterans,” Lamoureux said of the five hospitals involved. “This cooperation allows us to reduce appointment backlogs, keep our physicians fully engaged and, most importantly, provide the best care possible for our patients.”He said that “this partnership stands as an example of the future of military and VA medicine.”The partnership started with orthopedic patients from the Dublin VA going to Fort Gordon for surgery and the Augusta VA for rehabilitation, according to the story. The initiative came in response to a rise in the number of veterans receiving disability compensation as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began to draw down.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Pentagon has named a director for the task force that will be considering the feasibility of consolidating the military’s three exchange services and the Defense Commissary Agency. As task force director of the enterprise management of community services reform initiative, retired Army Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood will lead the effort to study back office operations for the military resale enterprise. The task force, which falls under the office of the chief management officer, first will first determine whether the services’ exchange systems could be combined under one corporate umbrella. Then members will determine whether the Defense Commissary Agency could be merged into that system, reported Military Times. Individual branding of commissaries and exchanges could be retained even if a decision is made to consolidate their corporate operations.This work will take several months to complete and is the first phase in the department’s reform agenda “for enterprise delivery of all military community services programs,” according to a DOD press release. “We have a significant opportunity to improve the commissary and exchange system by leveraging efficiencies in the back office aspects of the enterprise while completely preserving the benefit to the uniformed members, their families and our veterans,” said CMO John Gibson II.Defense Commissary Agency photo by John Zoubra
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus and a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, won her Republican primary runoff Tuesday over a challenger who attacked her as insufficiently supportive of President Trump. Trump, however, tweeted an endorsement of Roby last month, a culmination of her efforts to make amends with the president after opposing his candidacy in the wake of the “Access Hollywood” tape, reports Politico.Photo by Will Noonan
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week. In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Tewksbury’s RTN Federal Credit Union.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… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About CareOne At WilmingtonIn “Business”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Purchasing Manager at Koch ChemicalFull-Time Payroll Supervisor at UniFirstFull-Time Activities Coordinator at Windsor PlaceFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesPart-Time Caregiver at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time General Labor at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaFull-Time Client Development Manager at Serur Agencies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at firstname.lastname@example.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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Boosters Association is holding its annual Dance on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7pm at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Lodge (777 South Street, Tewksbury). This fun evening includes live music from the local band WildFire. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food.Tickets cost $25 each. For ticket sales or to donate a raffle or auction item, contact Dedi Pitzi at 978-430-3375 or another WHS Boosters member.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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTewksbury-Wilmington Emblem Club To Hold Cootie Party & Sundae Fundraiser On August 4In “Community”WHS Boosters Announce Dance Fundraiser On January 20In “Community”Wilmington Youth Hockey To Hold ‘Drop The Puck’ Street Hockey Tournament Fundraiser On August 25In “Community”
READING, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), a sponsor of the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund (GNEF), announces that the Fund’s 2019 “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign is now underway with a goal to raise $500,000 and provide energy assistance to more than 1,650 households throughout the Commonwealth. The Fund, which helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses, is currently open to all eligible candidates. The GNEF has raised more than $21.5 million and assisted over 88,750 households in need since its inception in 1985.Massachusetts residents who wish to support the Fund can “Give the Gift of Warmth” by using the green-colored Good Neighbor Energy Fund donation envelope found as an insert in your electric bill. Customers can also donate on-line by visiting http://www.magoodneighbor.org or simply mail a check payable to “Good Neighbor Energy Fund” and send it to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, c/o The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, Massachusetts 02021-1408.The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is often the last resort for families who do not qualify for federal and state assistance programs. The Salvation Army, which administers the Fund, pays the energy provider directly for households whose gross income falls between 60 and 80 percent of the state’s median income levels. For example, a household size of 4 would need to have a total gross yearly income of between $68,289 and $91,052 to qualify. This campaign year’s Fund disbursement is $300 per eligible household per heating season. To apply to the Fund for assistance, visit a local Salvation Army Corps Community Center or call 800-334-3047.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Reading Municipal Light 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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD Offers New Solar Rebate Program To CustomersIn “Government”
BOSTON, MA — Below is an announcement from State Senator Bruce Tarr:I had the pleasure of introducing the members of the Wilmington High School Girls Soccer Team at [Thursday’s] Senate session. The team was recently named a recipient of the 2019 Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association Program of Excellence Award for their 2018 season. I am proud of the accomplishments they have achieved. It was a delight to provide them with a tour of the Senate Chamber.Accompanied by coaches Susan Hendee, Shane Kligerman, Erin Cowden, and Andrea McCullough, the team comprised Thea Alberti, Hailey Collins, Cassidy Collins, Gina Mastrorilli, Olivia Rourke, Tori Sheehan, Jessie Wargo, Aly Colantuoni, Madison Grace, Jessie McCullough, Alyssa Morrison, Annie Wingate, Amber Flynn, Tori Gemellaro, Samantha Papastathis, Jenna Sweeney, Kali Almeida, Amanda Broussard, Audrey Curdo, Alyssa Granara, Kaitlyn Maguire, Kayla Bourrell, and Joycelyn Palmer.Best wishes for a good summer and congratulations on your accomplishments on and off of the field.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… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Bill Honors World War II Era Cadet NursesIn “Government”Wilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Invitations To BidInstallation of Porous Pavement on Shady Lane Drive — Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10amCanyonlands Trip — Deadline: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:30pmBoiler Replacement at Wilmington Memorial Library — Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00amReplacement of Vehicle Fueling Storage System — Deadline: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1pmAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, July 15, 2019:#1) PJ Storytime At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#2) Zodiac Cross Stitch CraftThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Zodiac Cross Stitch Craft at 2pm. Weave the stars together with this zodiac cross-stitch craft! Create your own zodiac sign in a 3” hoop. Whether you’re new to cross-stitching, or a long time sewing master, you’ll love this easy to do unique craft! Led by avid crafter and needle worker, Nancy Kirwin. All supplies included. Register at the Front Desk. $10 supply fee. For ages 16 and up.#3) Vacation Bible School StartsAbundant Life (173 Church Street, Wilmington) is hosting an ecumenical Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9am to noon.The camp, which is designed for ages 4 to kids who have completed Grade 5, is a collaborative effort from all Wilmington churches. This year’s theme is “ROAR!.”The camp costs $35 per child, with a $75 family maximum. Camp t-shirts cost $8 each. Applications are available online HERE.#4) Girls Soccer & Volleyball Clinics StartDuring the summer, the Wilmington High School Athletic Department will be sponsoring a series of sports clinics for children in Grades 1-8.The clinics will be held at the Wilmington Middle School (25 Carter Lane). Please note this is a change from last year’s high school location.All clinics will be run by WHS Coaches, Alumni and Athletes.The cost of each clinic is $175 per child per clinic with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, which has a cost $150 per child. Additional clinic enrollment is discounted $25 per clinic. (I.e. Siblings attending camps are $175 each; the next camp is $150 per child per clinic).Here is the summer sports clinic schedule:June 17 to June 21: Boys Basketball, Field HockeyJune 24 to June 28: Girls Basketball, Flag FootballJuly 1 to July 5 (no clinic on July 4): Boys Soccer, TrackJuly 8 to July 12: All SportsJuly 15 to July 19: Girls Soccer, VolleyballAll clinics, with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, will run 8:30am-2:30pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am -12:30pm on Friday. Boys Soccer and Track will run 8:30am – 2:30pm Monday- Friday (no session on 7/4).The focus of each clinic is the development of skills through activity based drills and scrimmages. The ultimate goal of the clinics is to develop children who enjoy participating in athletics.For additional clinic information and registration forms, click 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”