In a staff memo this morning, Bradley wrote to employees, “It is true that it took 100 interviews for me to find James Bennet. What I really found was not one in a hundred, but one in a million. James Bennet recovered The Atlantic. More personal, James Bennet recovered my ownership of The Atlantic.” One week after Atlantic Media named COO Michael Finnegan its first president since 2013, the company has announced another leadership change. Bennet, 49, previously served as Jerusalem bureau chief and White House correspondent, among other positions, at the New York Times before joining Atlantic Media in 2006. “Under James’s decade of leadership, The Atlantic has reinvented itself for the modern media age,” said Cohn in a statement. “He safeguarded the future of our 159-year-old magazine by insisting we express its mission and heritage in the most contemporary ways, on any and (almost) all platforms that our audience uses.” Bennet returns to the New York Times after spending ten years Atlantic Media, where he is largely credited with ushering the 159-year-old flagship brand into the digital age. The magazine’s website, TheAtlantic.com, reached a high of more than 31.5 million unique monthly visitors at the end of 2015, according to the company, shattering its own records. Last month, The Atlantic was named Magazine of the Year at the 2016 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. Bob Cohn, who has served as co-president of The Atlantic alongside Bennet for the past two years, will take over as sole president while the company seeks a new editor-in-chief for its flagship magazine. James Bennet, president and editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, will leave the company to take over as editorial page director for the New York Times, Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley announced today.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, June 21, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: Four Wilmington dance schools are once again joining forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society.The Warrior Moms and Kids, a Wilmington Relay For Life team, recently announced it will hold its fourth annual “Wilmington Dances For Hope” from 7pm to 10pm in the Wilmington High School Auditorium (159 Church Street). All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Relay For Life.The fundraiser will feature performances from Wilmington Dance Academy, Debi’s Dance Studio, Lorraine Spada School Of Dance, and The Dance Company.The evening will also include raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and a bake sale.Tickets cost $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Contact any of the four studios to purchase tickets in advance.In The Community: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive from 1pm to 7pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).In The Community: Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy performing? Come join the Merrimack Valley Chorus at one of its regular weekly rehearsals. You just might discover a passion for a cappella singing, and you’ll also make some great new friends! Open rehearsals are every Thursday at 7pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).In The Community: 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.At The Library: Baby Time at 9:30am. Time For Twos at 10:30am. Afternoon Concert: Savoir Faire at 2:30pm. Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Computer Class at 9:15am. Intermediate Bridge Group at 9:30am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Ceramics at 1pm. Game Day at 1pm. Game Night from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.(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 Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department recently held its 37th Annual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 1, 2019.This multigenerational event for youth and non-professional adults began in 1983. The Derby allows the Town to showcase its finest natural resource while participants have a chance to learn or improve their fishing skills.To add some excitement, participants competed with each other for prizes.Jackson Kenney won in both kids’ categories — a 15.2 oz. bass and a 12.5 oz. pickerel (non-bass category).Sherry Simmons won the Adult Largest Fish category with a 14.8 oz. bass.Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the considerable effort of all involved and the Recreation Department offers them its sincere thanks.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 RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”37th Annual Wilmington Fishing Derby At Silver Lake Set For June 1In “Community”Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Winners Of Town Fishing DerbyIn “Community”