Monthly Community Coffee

Hollywood Grill, 1811 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE  19803

Join New Castle County District 2 Councilwoman Dee Durham ( for conversation & discuss any issues of concern on the first Wednesday of each month

  • April 3, 2019           8:00AM – 9:30AM
  • May 1, 2019            8:00AM – 9:30AM

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DelDOT’s Public Workshop for the I-95 Viaduct Corridor Project WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th @ 4:00 pm

Public Workshop
Rehabilitation of I-95 from I-495 to North of Brandywine River Bridge

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to invite residents from in and around Wilmington and all other interested parties to a Public Workshop to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of I-95 Viaduct Corridor Project from I-495 to North of Brandywine River Bridge.

The Public Workshop will be held at the Chase Center at the Riverfront (Governor’s Hall), 815 Justin Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The purpose of the Public Workshop is to present details of the proposed rehabilitation and to solicit feedback from the public. Major construction impacts to I-95 are expected to begin March 2021 and be complete by June 2023.

Interested persons are invited to express their views either online or in writing, giving reasons for support or opposition to the project. Comments will be received during the Public Workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or emailed to

View full public notice at:
Please share this public workshop information with your neighbors, colleagues, constituents and employees.
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Community Meeting for INCYTE’s Proposed Expansion MONDAY, MARCH 25th @ 6 pm

INCYTE’s Redevelopment of 1701 & 1703 Augustine Cut Off

DATE: March 25, 2019
PLACE: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park
TIME: 6:00 pm

INCYTE is pleased to host a community meeting on March 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park to discuss their redevelopment of 1701 & 1703 Augustine Cut Off, adjacent to their existing corporate campus (also known as New Castle County Tax Parcel Nos. 06‐143.00‐002, 06‐136.00‐126 and 06‐143.00‐010, formerly the Campanella Auto & Tire Center and the adjacent office complex).

The proposed redevelopment includes the construction of a new 183,000 square foot state of the art laboratory building and an associated 2‐story parking deck. The proposed site plan will include connectivity with Incyte’s existing campus, landscaping, stormwater management and a continuation of the 8‐foot multi‐use path along Augustine Cut Off. INCYTE and their design team are working with the New Castle County Department of Land Use regarding the design of the site and would like to share their proposed plan with the community.

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Creative Living Landscapes

The Gardeners Gild of the Arden Club with the Arden Forest Committee are presenting a lecture featuring Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home”.

The lecture entitled CREATING LIVING LANDSCAPES will be presented MONDAY, April 22nd, 2019 7:00 pm at the Arden Guild Hall 2126 The Highway, Arden DE 19810.

$10.00 suggested donation

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CCOBH Seminar with NCC Officials

CCOBH Seminar series

CCOBH is pleased to continue the agenda from our previous New Castle County Seminars. This seminar will be held Wednesday, March 6th, 6:00 PM-7:45 PM at the Claymont Library.

The details are still being finalized but topics will include:

  • using the New Castle County website (so bring your laptops, etc.)
  • stormwater
  • sewer construction
  • police and emergency services
  • county citizen boards
  • answers to your questions and concerns

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Annual Christina Watershed Cleanup

The 28th Annual Christina Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) has been coordinating its annual cleanup with that of the Christina Conservancy for the past 20 years.

The Naamans Creek volunteers will meet at the back end of F & N Shopping Center (near the Wells Fargo side). Volunteers are invited to meet for lunch at 11:30 AM.

The Naamans Creek contingent usually pulls out over 2 tons of trash each year from the stream and surroundings. This trash includes car tires (last year 42 tires were removed), shopping carts, wire, and wooden fencing. Most of the material is plastic bags and bottles, soda and beer cans and newspaper circulars. We clean about 16 different sites in our watershed. County Councilman John Cartier participated in the cleanup in 2018  1-800-GotJunk picks up our trash.

Flyers for your Organization to help promote the 2019 Cleanup

Please post on your community page.  The Naamans Creek Watershed Association would like input and assistance from residents so we clean as much of the area as we can. There are also quite a few tributaries of Naamans Creek that run through some parkland and some private property. If the main creek or a tributary of Naamans Creek (any small creek entering the Delaware River through Claymont, Perkins Run, or Stoney Run) flows through your neighborhood and has trash collections in it please notify Marianne Cinaglia at The Water Resource Authority puts Perkins Run and Stoney Run in the Naamans Creek Watershed.

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Household Hazardous Waste/Paper Shredding

The next Household Hazardous Waste/Paper Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

This recurring event is available on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Delaware Recycling Center

Household Hazardous Waste- Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.” For example; household cleaners, garden pesticides,  paint, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, or antifreeze.

Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.

Recycling of electronics is available Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and Saturday 8:30pm-2pm at the Delaware Recycling Center

All events are restricted to Delaware residents and are held rain or shine.

Know the rules. Recycle right. Click here to learn more.

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DSWA Recycling Plant Tour

Have you ever seen a single stream recycling plant in operation?  Delaware Solid Waste Authority has kindly offered to host members of local civic associations on a tour of its facility at 1101 Lambson Lane on Tuesday, March 12 and/or Wednesday, March 13 at 1 PM. For more information about DSWA please check out their webite at

If you are interested in attending the tour please contact Marianne Cinaglia at ASAP so CCOBH can reserve a spot for you. Please state whether you have a preferred date.

If you are interested in attending the tour please contact Marianne Cinaglia at ASAP so CCOBH can reserve a spot for you. Please state whether you have a preferred date.

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Tree Planting Grants

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program is offering grants up to $5000 for tree planting projects on public land or to help communities complete a professional tree inventory.

This program can also be used to supplement the replacing of trees along community roadways, which is common practice for some of our communities.

For more information, and to get an online application, please follow this link.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

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CCOBH Seminar – “Ask the Lawyer: Your Questions about Your Civic or Homeowner Associations Answered”

CCOBH is pleased, once again, to present, “Ask the Lawyer:  Your Questions about Your Civic or Homeowner Associations Answered,” a returning entry in its series of seminars for assistance to current board members of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations in Brandywine Hundred.


This seminar is intended to provide Civic and Homeowner Association Board members with answers to their most pressing legal issues involving their community association on which they serve as a member of the Board of Directors. This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover topics of concern for the community, and can include:  Corporate formation and compliance issues; intra-board dispute resolution, legal issue involving collection of annual dues and fees, legal enforceability of restrictive covenants and deed restrictions or any other issue of importance which Board members would like guidance about but were reluctant to retain a lawyer.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic and Homeowner Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities such as yours up and down the state. 

IMPORTANT:  The issues which are likely to be covered will focus on what the Board can and cannot do, so please come with a copy of your certificate of incorporation, your bylaws, your community’s deed restrictions and, if applicable, any Declaration that binds your community. Because of CCOBH’s focus on representing civic and homeowner associations, this seminar will not address individual homeowner issues, including disputes that are just between homeowners or homeowner disputes with their homeowner or civic association.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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