New Wilmington has its roots grounded in the concept of community. It is a place where your neighbors know not just your name, but will happily lend out tools, extend an invitation for a backyard barbecue, and bake blueberry muffins for the new family on the block.

We live together. And living together implies that we make a constant and conscious effort to support and encourage one other, our businesses, and all of the energy being put forth for the betterment of New Wilmington.

There are many opportunities for entertainment, connection, and celebration in our area. Be sure to regularly check the Calendar for a complete list of happenings.

We also must recognize all of the talent, services, and ventures living in our town on a daily basis. Check out the Get Local page to discover, and rediscover, all that is available in and around 16142.

Susan Patton - fishing
Photo by Susan Patton

Finally, nothing can happen in a community without the help of many hands contributing to the good work. We would strongly encourage everyone to reflect on how they might Get Involved in the good future of New Wilmington. Some committees has already been formed, and there is always room for more – more voices, more ideas, more passion to see our community succeed.

For the love of New Wilmington.

Local Happenings

Fresh Marketplace Opening Day, May 12

Join us on May 12 for our Opening Day! This season, Fresh Marketplace will offer farm fresh fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised poultry, lamb, pork and beef, organic eggs, cheese, and flowers; local artisans’ handmade items including lotion, soap, candles, and chocolates; honey and maple syrup; ready-to-eat meals; musicians and weekly children’s activities; and more! The Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington…

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Jenny’s Pennies: How Jack and Jane found their Whey

Part 1 of a 3part series on the legacy of Jacobo “Jack” Marti and how his choices continue to affect New Wilmington to this day. As you travel out of New Wilmington towards Route 18 you can’t help but notice The Cheese House and the large cheese plant on the corner of Route 208 and Route 18. This cheese plant…

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Lawrence County Earth Day 2018, April 21

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Come to the Lawrence County Earth Day celebration in Ewing Park, Ellwood City and learn about environmental issues and buy “green” products from vendors! The Trashion Show, Wild World of Animals and the horse & trolley rides will be returning as well as many musical acts. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or a contestant…

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Westminster College’s Relay For Life, April 7

The annual Relay for Life of Westminster College in New Wilmington is quickly approaching! Colleges Against Cancer, a club at the college, will be leading this event on April 7th, 2018 from 11 AM- 7 PM at Burry Stadium (rain location is the Marge Walker Center). We’ll kick off the day with our Survivor’s Ceremony at 10:40 AM, before the…

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Community Egg Hunt, Mar. 31

Please join us in the New Wilmington Borough Park this Saturday, March 31st! The Egg Hunt will start at approximately 10AM. There will be two separate areas- one for kids aged 4-10, and another for kids 3 and under. There will also be an opportunity to decorate cookies, and an Easter-related craft! The Easter Bunny will make an appearance as…

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Christmas in the Park – Dec. 1st

The communiy is invited to attend our 3rd Annual Christmas in the Park! The festivities will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, December 1st. Bring your family and friends to enjoy and evening of lights, food, fun, and entertainment. There will be face painting and a selfie station in the Scout House too! And of course we cannot forget Mr. and…

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New Wilmington Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Parade – Oct. 28th

This year’s Trick or Treat in the borough will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 2:00 – 4:00 in the afternoon. Start stocking up your candy pile! The Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will follow, and is brought to you by the generous support of our local merchants. Line up will be at 5:00 in the Huntington Bank parking lot….

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School of Nursing Open House – Oct. 5th

The Westminster College School of Nursing is hosting an Open House highlighting the services of the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 4-7pm.  The event will take place in the McKelvey Campus Center at the College.  Participants can meet American Red Cross K9 team members, tour the sheltering trailer and learn about volunteering, Hands Only CPR and disaster…

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First Friday’s: Pie & Vine (Dessert!) – Oct. 6th

It’s another love fest!!! We love pizza. We love wine. But we REALLY love PIE!! PIE and Vine – it’s the perfect pairing as we move into fall! Be sure to join us on Friday, October 6th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Sweet Chessie’s Bakery will be baking 5 awesome pie varieties for you to taste alongside a sample of carefully…

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Día de Los Muertos Festival – Nov. 4th

LIVE New Wilmington waits in anticipation for a BRAND NEW event coming to town in just a couple short months. On Saturday, November 4, New Wilmington will host its FIRST EVER Día de los Muertos Festival from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Market Street Garage (Fresh Marketplace) behind Mugsies Coffee House. Miss Michelle Shaffer, event organizer and Spanish teacher at Wilmington…

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