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

Fresh Marketplace Opening Day, May 11

Join us on May 11 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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Business Storytelling: MHR Equipment and Event Rental

Business Name and Address MHR Equipment and Event Rentals Your name and address (town, street name or around about location…if you’d like to share) 2023 Mercer New Wilmington, PA 16142 Years in business and/or years you’ve owned the business 12 Tell us a little about your business and what services it provides or sells We provide any and all equipment…

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Business Storytelling: The Simple Seam

1. Business Name and Address The Simple Seam – Online Women’s Clothing Co. www.the-simple-seam.com @thesimpleseam on facebook & instagram 2. Your name and address (town, street name or around about location…if you’d like to share) Leslie Hoye – Born and raised (and currently still living) in New Wilmington, PA 3. Years in business and/or years you’ve owned the business I…

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Business Storytelling: The Hall of Hobbies

1. Business Name and Address (A) The Hall Of Hobbies. 205 South Market Street New Wilmington, PA 16142 2. Your name and address (town, street name or around about location…if you’d like to share) (A) Jeff Knight 3. Years in business and/or years you’ve owned the business (A) 2 years since we’ve opened. 4. Tell us a little about your…

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Jenny’s Pennies: Farming for the Future Today

GPS, GMO’s, Corporate Co-ops; these are words that are heard all over the news.  What do all these abbreviations have to do with our small town? Our town, and surrounding areas, are filled with the bounty that these amazing futuristic agricultural advancements have already improved.  With Thanksgiving in the air, I thought that I would write about a good friend of…

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Christmas in the Park, December 7

You are invited to attend the 4th annual “Christmas in the Park”!  Festivities will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, December 7th at the New Wilmington Borough Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting before heading to the North Pole.  Come enjoy Christmas lights, food, entertainment and family fun!  There will be face painting and Santa’s workshop too.  Something fun…

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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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