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"Dedicated to promoting the historic preservation and economic development of the Brandywine Village" nineteenth edition

Around The Village...

Heart of The Village's Valentine's Day celebration was a wonderful time had by all. The unique backdrop, great conversation, fellowship among neighbors, and the promise to do it again next year.

This Village event was made possible through the generous support of the City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions, Shop Rite, Old Brandywine Village, Inc, and a dedicated Brandywine Partners event committee.

Updates on good things coming to the Village....

Urban Promise is moving their high school to the newly purchased 2223 N. Market Street. Renovations will be complete in time for the 2019/2020 school year.

In addition, the Village of St. John is slated to open in June.

Be on the look out for the "face lift" that Brandywine Mills Plaza will undergo this spring. Concrete work and a mural are on the agenda. This project is being made possible due to the support of Delaware State Senator Darius Brown.

Reminiscent of Boathouse row in Philadelphia, Masley's glove factory is due to add to the lights on the Brandywine.

Upcoming Events

Please save these dates for Old Brandywine Village Events!

April 2019: City Wide Clean Up 4/22/19

May 2019: Band Concert - Sunday, Hercules Plaza at 4pm (Date TBA)

June 2019: Band Concert - Sunday, Hercules Plaza at 4pm (Date TBA)

July 2019: Village Market & Band Concert - Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm in Brandywine Mills Plaza

August 2019: Village Market - Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm in Brandywine Mills Plaza

September 2019: Village Market - Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm in Brandywine Mills Plaza

October 2, 2019: Last Village Market & Pumpkin Fest from 5pm - 7pm in Brandywine Mills Plaza

December 2019: Light Up the Village

Meetings

Brandywine Village Civic Association (BVCA) General Meeting 7 pm - The 2nd Monday of each month. Meetings are held at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 18th and Baynard. Enter from the rear red door, if it is locked, please ring the bell. Community meetings are not held in the months of January and August.

Coffee & Conversation 10 am - 11:30 am - Ongoing (3rd Saturday of the month) Join 2nd District Planning Council for coffee and conversation every 3rd Saturday of the month. Get to know your neighbors, troubleshoot concerns, and share your ideas to make this a better community. This is a free of charge event. Meet at 394 Concord Avenue.

3rd District NPC Meeting 6 pm - Ongoing (3rd Tuesday of the month) Meetings are held at Reeds Refuge Center.

Commercial District Designation Update

Old Brandywine Village has been approved a Commercial District Affiliate for the Delaware Main Street program. The purpose of the Main Street program is to promote economic development and revitalize the Market Street corridor.

Website

For anyone wishing to contact Old Brandywine Village, Inc please visit: www.oldbrandywinevillage.org

Mission Statement

Dedicated to promoting the historic preservation and economic development of the Brandywine Village and adjacent neighborhoods.

Vision Statement

A dynamic community that capitalizes upon its premier location as a nexus of heritage assets, natural resources, cultural diversity and proximity to downtown Wilmington.

Board of Directors:

Hunter Lott - President; Michael Looney -Treasurer; Frances Buttenheim - Secretary; Bobbi Britton; Kay McGahen; Kevin L Smith; Peg Tigue; Al Graham; Jim Shanahan; Jeanie Hayes; Eric Russell; Priscilla Rakestraw

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