Storytelling

Life has been celebrated around stories for all of time. Stories are what brought communities together around a fire to learn about one another and the world that they knew, and had yet to experience. Stories are how we understand. For these reasons, and many more, we decided that it would be an exciting experience to tell our own Wilmington stories in a blog format.  On #StorytellingSunday we will learn about the unique histories of our past, be introduced to our friends investing in local businesses, and meet another one of our neighbors – who they are, how they got here, and the driving stories of their own lives.

Help us celebrate all of the wonderfully talented and caring people that call New Wilmington home!

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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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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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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Jenny’s Pennies: Why Are the Bells Ringing?

Why Are the Bells Ringing? We have all heard the saying, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!” made famous by the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. It truly so wonderful to look at the world from the emotional perspective of a child. In New Wilmington we often hear bells, every 15 minutes as a matter of fact,…

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Jenny’s Pennies: The Legacy of Jack and Jane

The Legacy of Jack and Jane Part 3 Having 2 boys that are very active in extracurricular activities, I literally have to shuffle them to something every night of the week. For 4 of the 7 days I am lucky enough to be going to Marti Park for soccer practice or a game. As I write this final article on…

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Business Storytelling: Flowers On Vine

Business Name and Address:  Flowers On Vine, 108 E. Vine St. New Wilmington, PA 16142 Your name and address (town, street name or around about location…if you’d like to share):  Terri Patterson Mercer, PA …but grew up in New Wilmington Years in business and/or years you’ve owned the business:  Started the business 13 years ago Tell us a little about…

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Jenny’s Pennies: The Marti Legacy Continues

“Behind the success of every small business, there is a family,” anonymous The Marti Legacy Continues Part 2 of 3 The Cheese House Often times when someone starts a business from ground up, there is a desire to pass it along to their children. Jack and Jane Marti built their dream of a cheese plant, and it exceeded even their…

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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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Jenny’s Pennies: The Neshannock Potato

As the season of Leprechauns, shamrocks, and green beer comes to a close, I felt it was only appropriate to highlight a not so famous Irish immigrant that made a huge impact on not only the area, but the country as a whole.  This not so famous Irishman was responsible for bringing over from Ireland 3 varieties of potatoes; which…

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Sunday Storytelling: Meet Jen Hough

Name & Occupation: Jen Hough, Assistant Director of the Career Center at Westminster College. Describe New Wilmington in three words. home. family. community. Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? My Mom. I call her every morning by 8:15 a.m. or she sends out a search party! We talk at least three times a day 🙂 My…

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