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

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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Movie in the Park: Sept. 16th – Lego Movie

Come celebrate the finale of what was another successful Summer Movie Series season! Everyone will be sure to get a laugh out of our next flick – The Lego Movie! It’s building up to be a spectacular Saturday night 🙂 And we can’t forget the treats: Concessions will be available and provided by the Wilmington Basketball Boosters. They will be offering…

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Rotary Labor Day Swim Meet

It’s time again for the annual New Wilmington Rotary Labor Day Swim Meet, open to all kids in the school district.  Feature races/events: innertube race, wet pajama race, watermelon scramble, and of course the coin scramble.  Registration is at 10:30 am and the event starts at 11 am.

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First Fridays: Community Table – Sept. 1

We are bringing back a fan favorite! Join us for an evening of food and fun with your neighbors! Our Community Table will be set on Chestnut Street – in front of The Fresh Marketplace and the new beautiful mural. We will provide the space and ambience; all you need to do is decide what you are going to eat! FOOD…

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Tiny House Introduction to the Community

Have you been wondering what is going on with that adorable tiny blue house that has recently popped up in town?! Well the community has been invited inside! Join Dr. Helen Boylan and students from the Westminster College Tiny House Team inside The Fresh Marketplace building on Friday, September 1st, as they share the ins and outs of the much-anticipated Tiny House Project. Two…

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New Wilmington to Host “Pignic in the Park” Event, Celebrating the Arts in the Area

LIVE New Wilmington will host its first annual Pignic in the Park community gathering on Saturday, September 30 in the New Wilmington Borough Park. Events will begin at 4 p.m. and end following an outdoor movie at dusk. The free-admission event will feature local food vendors serving “pig-themed” meals, face painting, live music by an arrangement of local bands, and…

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Potter Fest, July 29th

Potter Fest  July 29, 2017 10am – 8pm Volant Village transforms into Diagon Alley for a day of great food, drink, and entertainment. For Potterheads of all ages! Local restaurants and food vendors brewing up unique Potter-themed foods and treats including Butterbeer, polyjuice potion, pumpkin juice, chocolate frogs, and more Wands, wands, wands! (Artisan AND edible!) 1-2pm: Entertainment by Pittsburgh-based music…

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