Community

Live TOGETHER

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

Día de Muertos Festival, Nov 3

The Día de Muertos Festival is back! It will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Market Street Garage (Fresh Marketplace) behind Mugsie’s Coffee House. Miss Michelle Shaffer, event organizer and Spanish teacher at Wilmington Area High School, explains in detail the history of the national event and the  opportunity for New Wilmington to…

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New Wilmington Trick or Treat & Halloween Parade, October 27

Trick or Treat in the borough will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Start stocking up your candy pile for all those little trick or treating munchkins! 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 5:00pm with a start…

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Jenny’s Pennies: Watch out for the deer!

Watch out for the deer! If you have been reading Jenny’s Penny’s, you know that my family and I moved to the New Wilmington area about 2 years ago. One of the things that my husband and I noticed right away was the phrase “Watch out for the deer!” Every time we would be leaving friends or families homes it…

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Movie(s) in the Park: Double Feature Night! – September 15

As the sun is starting to set a bit earlier these days, we thought it would be the perfect time for a double feature movie night! Be sure to get a seat at the Community Table in town before heading down to the park to fill your bellies (5-8pm) but leave some room for popcorn! Armstrong will be joining us…

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First Friday: Blues, Brews & BBQs – September 7

Join us as we close off Market Street on Friday, September 7th, 2018 for craft beers, local bbq food, and live music! The event will take place from 5-8pm with the road closure going from Vine St to Jackson St. We will have craft beers available to sample and purchase from local breweries in the State Line Brewers Guild along…

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Community Table – Sat. 9/15

Community Table: Saturday, Sept. 15th, 5pm – 8pm Join us for a fun evening of food and fun as we celebrate our community in the street! The center block of Market Street will be closed from 5pm-8pm that evening. We will provide the space and ambience; all you need to do is decide what you are going to bring to…

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Jenny’s Pennies: Big Joe

“Big Joe” I was born in West Middlesex in 1979. My family and I moved to Florida when I was only 2 years old, then on to Georgia when I was a senior in high school. After meeting my husband in South Georgia during college we later moved to Louisiana for 7 years where he continued his career as a…

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Movie in the Park: E.T. Extra Terrestrial, August 18

The summer movie series in the park is back and bringing some old school movies this year! Join us each month for a movie under the stars at the New Wilmington Borough Park. Bring your blankets and chairs and come have a good time! The movie pick for August is E.T. Extra Terrestrial Show will start at dusk. See you…

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Business Storytelling: Burns Angus Farm

1. Business Name and Address BURNS ANGUS FARM 101 Orchard Road New Wilmington, PA 16142 2. Your name and address (town, street name or around about location…if you’d like to share) Audrene & John Burns, along with our son; David Burns 3. Years in business and/or years you’ve owned the business It’s been 13 years since our first farm purchase….

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Movie in the Park: The Land Before Time, July 21

We are back and bringing some old school movies this year! Join us each month for a movie under the stars at the New Wilmington Borough Park. Bring your blankets and chairs and come have a good time! The movie pick for July is The Land Before Time. Show will start at dusk. See you all there!!

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