Around the Village...
Representatives of Old Brandywine Village met with Mayor Purzycki on October 26 to discuss plans for the revitalization of the Village. Also attending the meeting from the City were Herb Inden, Director of Planning and Development and Jeff Flynn, Director of Economic Development. Representatives from Brandywine Village included Kevin Smith, Peg Tigue, Jim Shanahan, Jeanie Hayes, Mike Looney, Bobbi Britton and Fred Sears.
Jim Shanahan led a presentation that identified several initiatives that focused on improving the safety, appearance and economy of the Market Street corridor. Mayor Purzycki expressed his support and pledged to work with the new Brandywine Village Main Street Committee in the upcoming year.
Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting and photography competition, show and sale featuring the beauty of the Brandywine Valley interpreted by the finest artists of our nation and beyond.
On October 31, they were painting in Brandywine Mills Park after painting in some of the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley including private estates, land preserves, and renowned duPont properties. Carol Douglas, a painter from Maine said, “I think this is the most beautiful spot we have been in all week”.
All works entered into the competition will be judged and then displayed for viewing and purchase at an opening reception scheduled for Friday, November 2nd, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at The Visitor Center of Winterthur Museum and Garden. The works will remain on display for purchase and viewing Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd-4th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is free to the public.
A fun time was had by all as friends and neighbors descended upon Wilmington Brew Works on October 25th for the gathering of Old Brandywine Village Market Friends!
Light Up the Village! December 5th at 6 pm
Santa and the elves are back in the plaza under our new lights to bring Christmas cheer to our neighborhood. You won't want to miss Santa & friends or the Choir School of Delaware's performances. Full details to come in our December newsletter.