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"Dedicated to promoting the historic preservation and economic development of the Brandywine Village" Eleventh Edition

Around the Village...

The opening days of the inaugural Village Market have been a great success. Many neighbors meet over "T-Rex" sandwiches from Wildwich food truck, while drinking a beverage from our Twin Lakes brewery beer garden.

"Farm to Table" takes on a different meaning here in Wilmington, for you can pick up your fresh produce for the week from Conscious Connections, Eric Robinson Community garden and Kingswood Community Center. They are a coalition of 3 community gardens on the east side who are working together to bring healthy foods to the community and "food deserts". They accept WIC in addition to cash, making fresh food available to all households.

Visit, enjoy, grocery shop and get a head start on gift giving season by purchasing from local vendors, all while listening to the sounds of Jazz, Bluegrass, or dance tunes from our DJ. Come out to the next market on July 11th, and bring some friends!

Opening days of the Village Market. Vendors, Food, Beverages, Neighbors and Summer Produce

Spotlight On...

https://www.brightspotfarms.org/

A venture that has grown...pun intended. Bright Spot Urban Farm empowers youth aging out of the foster care system by teaching gardening and business skills. Knowing how to grow your own food is a skill that empowers for a lifetime, and we can help, as well as benefit, buy purchasing produce and flowers from them at the Village Market. Grown right here in Wilmington, your summer salad can come from just a few blocks away! Please view their website to learn more.

The Village Market is in Full Swing!

Wednesdays 4 pm - 7 pm - Brandywine Mills Plaza, 1800 North Market Street

July 4th: NO MARKET enjoy Wilmington's Fireworks Display on the Waterfront!

July 11th: A DJ will be spinning the tunes

July 18th: Noelle Picara will be sure to stun the crowd with her original hits

July 25th: A DJ will be spinning the tunes

Volunteers are an important asset of the Village Market. Volunteers can help for one week or several. If you are interested in helping out while having some fun, please contact obvillagemarket@gmail.com

Meetings

Brandywine Village Civic Association (BVCA) General Meeting - July 9th @ 7:00 pm

Come and gather with your neighbors at Hanover Presbyterian Church for the last general meeting until September. Enter through the red door on 18th Street, and go down the stairs to have a cup of coffee and chat about upcoming capitol improvements, find out the status on current projects and affairs, and to give your opinion about future ideas.

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 MeetingĀ  (3rd Tuesday of the month) - Will resume in September

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. If you are interested in participating please send email to jim1960superfine@gmail.com

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

Jenna Prosceno - newsletter editor

Do you have an event, meeting or news you would like featured in the monthly newsletter? Email: jennaprosceno@outlook.com

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