Christina River Watershed Cleanup – Call for Delaware Artists to Participate in Upcycled Art Competition

Calling All Artists!

In connection with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup, here is an announcement about an Art Contest that the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is sponsoring.

This is a call for Delaware Artists to participate in PDE’s Upcycled Art Competition. It includes a project description and a proposal submission link.

Proposals are due February 21st, 2023.

For more information, please contact:
Kristie Arlotta
Delaware Community Assistant Coordinator
(302) 655-4990 | DelawareEstuary.org

Christina River Cleanup Logo

 

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WILMAPCO’S 2023 OUR TOWN EVENT

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get around in New Castle County, Delaware or Cecil County, Maryland in the next twenty years?  How congested will it be? Will you be able to walk or bike safely and use public transportation? What types of transportation improvements should be the priority? These are the types of questions that are at the heart of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2023 Update, which is available for public review and comment through March 6, 2023.

You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the Draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2023 Update during 2023 Our Town.  Our Town will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Naamans Creek Watershed Association Cleanup – Saturday April 22nd, 2023

Naamas Creek Watershed Assoc._logoThe date for the 2023 Cleanup is Saturday, April 22nd, “Earth Day”.

The Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) will be working with the Christina River Cleanup group again this year to sponsor the cleanup in the Naamans Creek Watershed – including cleaning out water retention and detention basins that feed into the creeks.

Christina River Cleanup Logo

Sign ups for the cleanup will be available sometime in early February.

Naamans Creek Meeting Place: As usual the NCWA start-off spot will be the back corner of the eastern part of the F&N Shopping Village – the area closest to the Wells Fargo Bank at 8 AM. At that time cleanup assignments will be made for sites (particularly near water retention basins) along Naamans Road, Darley Road and Philadelphia Pike. Volunteers must sign in to be covered by insurance.

Gloves, bags and pic-sticks will be provided. Our group’s usual trash haul ranges from one ton to three tons depending on how many heavy items like tires we gather.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 – location to be determined.

More information regarding sign-ups will be posted when we have additional details.

Sponsored by the Christina River Watershed Cleanup, the Claymont Fire Company, and NCWA.

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Brandywine Town Center-Public Meeting-Proposal for Changes at Brandywine Town Center

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Brandywine Town Center Community Building

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (“CCOBH”) and Councilwoman Dee Durham invite you to a follow up  in-person public meeting in which proposed deed restriction changes and updated development concept plans for the Brandywine Town Center will be presented for public review and comment.

Representatives of the Brandywine Town Center and its development team will be on hand to explain the proposed refinement of the plan following earlier public comments to the plan to add high-end restaurant pad sites and enhanced internal traffic routing and landscaping in the areas in the center fronting Naaman’s Road.

CCOBH is a nonpartisan civic umbrella organization whose members consist of some 120 civic organizations that represent most of the communities and neighborhoods in Brandywine Hundred. CCOBH, and its volunteer members, work:

  • to consider quality-of-life issues and to promote better standards of living in Brandywine Hundred; 
  • to promote, encourage, and/or assist worthwhile movements that will benefit Brandywine Hundred and its residents; and 
  • to contribute in every way possible to an atmosphere of tolerance, friendliness and a positive community spirit throughout Brandywine Hundred

     Please join Councilwoman Durham and the members of the CCOBH on February 8th for the update and follow up  discussion regarding this proposal to change the face of one of Brandywine Hundred’s preeminent shopping destinations.

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CCOBH Seminar – Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics_ Monday, January 23rd, at 5:30 PM in the Claymont Library

CCOBH Seminar series

CCOBH (The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred) is pleased once again to present, “Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics”, a repeat of the first of its series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar, focusing on the fundamentals, is intended to introduce Civic Association Board members to the legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors.  This seminar, to be led by CCOBH Acting President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover the structures of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations, the integration of Delaware law and a community’s controlling documents, the role of the Board of Directors, including fiduciary duties imposed on board members, reporting obligations, the limitation of liability of directors and some of the basics of addressing the Board’s role in overseeing deed restriction enforcement.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more confidently, effectively and knowledgeably represent your community.   CCOBH hopes to see you on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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Brandywine Town Center-Community Outreach Presentation (10/12/2022)

Above is a graphic rendering shown to the public at a Community Outreach Presentation.

The slide presentation outlines site design alterations to the Brandywine Town Center (BTC) that the owner (Acadia) presented at a meeting held at the BTC Community Center on 10/12/22.

The change to the deed restrictions is needed to reduce the pond from its current 4 acres to 2 acres in order to provide space for the five buildings shown in the most recent drawings of the site. (Caution: one slide shows an earlier version that was presented at the Brandywine Hundred Library back in June 2022.)

This is for informational and community feedback. The community has not taken a position on this proposal.

Here is a link to the full slide presentation.

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2022 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards

Go this link to see more information and fill out the nomination form.

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VOTE411 Information for Upcoming Elections

Current candidate info supplied by the candidates to the League of Woman Voters by the candidates:
VOTERS GUIDE BALLOT

Overall election and registration info:
DELAWARE ELECTION INFO

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Proposal for Changes at Brandywine Town Center

Public Meeting
Wedenesday, October 12th, 2022
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

at the
Brandywine Town Center
Community Center

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (“CCOBH”) and Councilwoman Dee Durham invite you to an in-person public meeting in which proposed deed restriction changes and related development concept plans for the Brandywine Town Center will be presented for public review and comment.

Representatives of the Brandywine Town Center and its development team will be on hand to explain the details for the proposed request for relief under the deed restrictions and the plans to add high-end restaurant pad sites and enhanced internal traffic routing and landscaping in the areas in the center fronting Naaman’s Road.

CCOBH is a nonpartisan civic umbrella organization whose members consist of some 120 civic organizations that represent most of the communities and neighborhoods in Brandywine Hundred. CCOBH, and its volunteer members, work:

  • to consider quality-of-life issues and to promote better standards of living in Brandywine Hundred;
  • to promote, encourage, and/or assist worthwhile movements that will benefit Brandywine Hundred and its residents; and
  • to contribute in every way possible to an atmosphere of tolerance, friendliness and a positive community spirit throughout Brandywine Hundred

Please join Councilwoman Durham and the members of the CCOBH on October 12th for the presentation and discussion regarding this proposal to change the face of one of Brandywine Hundred’s preeminent shopping destinations.

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Proposal for Changes at Concord Gallery-Public Meeting

Public Meeting Monday, October 3, 2022
6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

at the Talleyville Fire Company

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (“CCOBH”) and Councilwoman Dee Durham invite you to an in-person public meeting in which proposed deed restriction changes and related development concept plans for the Concord Gallery Shopping Center (3600 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803) will be presented for public review and comment. Representatives of Concord Gallery and its development team will be on hand to explain the details for the proposed request for deed restriction changes (click here for current deed restrictions). Specific beneficiaries named in the deed restrictions include: CCOBH, Sharpley Civic Association, Woodbrook Civic Association, Edenridge Civic Association, Tavistock Civic Association and Naamans Little League, Inc.

CCOBH is a nonpartisan civic umbrella organization whose members consist of some 120 civic organizations that represent most of the communities and neighborhoods in Brandywine Hundred. CCOBH, and its volunteer members, work:

• to consider quality-of-life issues and to promote better standards of living in Brandywine Hundred;
• to promote, encourage, and/or assist worthwhile movements that will benefit Brandywine Hundred and its residents; and
• to contribute in every way possible to an atmosphere of tolerance, friendliness and a positive community spirit throughout Brandywine Hundred

Please join Councilwoman Durham and the members of the CCOBH on October 3rd at 6 p.m.for the presentation and discussion regarding this proposal to change the face of one of Brandywine Hundred’s preeminent shopping destinations.

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