Upcoming events at a glance

  • Farmer’s Market Opens May 16th
  • EDCOM Meeting April 23rd, 6:30pm, borough building
  • Chamber Networking Evening: May 21st, 5:30 at the Cedar Farm Inn
  • 2015 Meetings: April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th and December 18th.
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Wilmington Area Farmers Market Update: Let’s Celebrate Earth Day!

saplingOn Saturday April 18th, the newly formed Wilmington Area Community Center Planning Committee along with volunteers will be planting 1 to 2 year-old tree seedlings for residence who’d like to participate in a community effort to establish fruit, nut, habitat, and shade producing trees for the vital future of our town.  Proceeds of this fundraising will be used towards rehabilitating a portion of the former Borough maintenance building behind Jimmies for the new Indoor Farmers Market space.

Save the date!

  • April 18th – Earth Day Tree Planting Fundraiser: 9am until we plant all 200 trees!
  • May 4th – Borough council meeting @ the Borough building: 6:30pm
  • May 9th – Wilmington Area Community Center Clean-up Day 8am until we potluck at noon…bring a dish if you’d like!
  • May 16th – FARMER’S MARKET Kick-off event and seedling sale @ the community center: 9am

Tree Selection for April 18th

Trees are priced at $10 per tree and will be planted for you in your preferred location.  All of the following species are native to our region; well adapted to our climate and a wide range of soils, and grow to heights suitable for planting in the borough.

  • American hazelnut aka American Filbert – multi-stemmed small tree, grows 10-15ft. tall, edible nuts mature Sept.-Oct.
  • American elderberry – Fast growing shrub grows to 10 feet in height. Produces clusters of bluish-black berries, in late summer. Used for making jelly, preserves and wine. They are also a food source for wildlife. Wetland tolerant.
  • Red mulberry – Fast growing hardwood with a broad spreading crown growing to a height of 30 to 50 feet. Spread 20 to 40 feet. Mulberries produce excellent jam, jelly, juice and flavorful wine.
  • Shagbark hickory – Tall narrow tree popular for it’s shredding bark grows to 90 feet tall. Sweet edible nuts should start in 25-30 years.

If you have any questions please email is at: wacc@newwilmington.info

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First Annual Business to Business Networking Event

B2B event

Announcing our first annual Networking Event to be held at the beautiful Cedar Farm Inn. This event will be a great time to meet new contacts in other area businesses and renew old acquaintances.  Enjoy scrumptious  appetizers,  desert and a selection of drinks including wine and beer.

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13th Annual Business Expo

Expo This WayThe 2015 Business Expo will be held on Saturday, March 14th at Westminster College Field House. This year marks the 13th year for the Business Expo. There is a $35.oo savings for Chamber Members. The Business Expo is a great way to get your business name out and to network with other businesses.  Click HERE for an application.

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Fine Art & Fine Food with Tom McNickle @ Cedar Farm Inn November 15th

Cedar Farm Inn is proudly presenting an evening at the farm of dinner and art!

tomArtist Thomas McNickle. Tom’s work has been awarded over 25 medals in national juried exhibitions across the country and has been included in over 100 juried exhibitions. He is presently represented by Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, N.C., James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA and Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH. You can learn more at  www.thomasncnickle.com.

Tom will begin a watercolor demonstration at 5:00 with appetizers served. Followed by dinner at 7:00. Tom’s artwork will also be on display for your pleasure.Cost is 35.00 a person.  BYOB

To make a reservation call Lynn Miller at 724-944-8408 or email her at cedarfarminn@gmail.com .

Cedar Farm Inn
2521 State Rte. 208
New Wilmington, PA
www.cedarfarminn.com

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Follow Up Thank You! : Christmas & Light Up The Diamond Parade and Festivities Dec. 5th @ 6:30pm

The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the New Wilmington Borough (Council, Police & Borough Employees) and the New  Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department for all their help with the Christmas Parade &  Light Up the Diamond Festival.
Monetary donations were made by Beth Verterano (Ameriprise Financial), Wayne & Dianne Garrett and Armstrong Cable. Also, HUGE thanks to Jameson Health Systems for use of their parking lot. Also thanks to, Terri Patterson, owner of Flowers on Vine for donating the candy canes and Brian Taylor & Associates of Ameriprise Financial for donating the cookies and hot chocolate. On that cold night those refreshments were very welcome.
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The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce, New Wilmington Borough, and the New Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company are making plans for the 6th Annual Christmas Parade and Light Up The Diamond Festival. Last year our Christmas Parade was very successful and we are hoping for even more participation this year.  We would like to encourage any and all churches, civic groups, sports teams and clubs to join the Wilmington Greyhound Marching Band marching in the parade.  It is a lot of fun and also will provide an opportunity for your group to gain community recognition.
Disney ChristmasThe theme this year is ‘Disney Christmas’. The event starts with a parade marching form the school through town (and yes, Santa will be riding in Old Betsy, the antique fire truck.)  After the parade everyone gathers at the Jameson Health Systems parking lot for caroling and snacks and camaraderie.  We also encourage everyone to bring an ornament to put on our big tree in front of Huntington Bank
To enter your group in the parade please fill out THIS ENTRY FORM and return it to us by Dec 2.  The floats will be judged and monetary awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
The Committee hopes you will consider joining us December 5th for this exciting kick-off to the Christmas Season.
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Downtown Halloween Activities: Oct 25th 2014

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Image courtesy of luigi diamanti at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Trick-or-treating time is 2 – 4PM
  • Kiwanis Halloween Parade Halloween Parade and Festivies. Floats will be judged and awards will be presented to the winning entries, and music, food and fun following the parade at the Jameson Parking Lot
  • Parade line up will be at the Huntington Bank parking lot at 5PM
  • Band performance post parade at Jameson’s
  • Cake walk, food and games after the band performs.
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Wilmington Lodge Pulled Pork Dinners

pulled porkWilmington Lodge will be serving Pulled Pork Dinners before each WAHS home football game from 4 until 7 PM.  The dates are:

  • 19 Sep 2014
  • 03 Oct 2014
  • 24 Oct 2004
  • 31 Oct 2014
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Thomas McNickle Painting Workshop

McNickle ArtworkSave the date!  This summer artist workshop by local artist Thomas McNickle is being held at the Cedar Farm Inn Friday August 15 – 17.  Stay the weekend at the B&B or join them daily.  For more information email janimcnickle at comcast dot net.

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12th Business Expo a Success

 

The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce’ held its 12th Annual Business Expo on March 15, 2014 at the Westminster College Field House in New Wilmington, PA .  The Chamber holds an expo each spring to highlight our area’s many businesses and services. The expo is also one of the area’s best venues for home-based businesses to gain exposure. Visitors to the expo enter for door prizes provided by each exhibitor and also for one of the main door prizes provided by the Chamber.

Polywood Furniture This year the prizes included a beautiful poly-wood picnic and chairs set.

 

 

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