The Brandywine Hundred Library has been closed for more than four months for HVAC work and a new roof. Ken Mammarella photo

Brandywine Hundred Library at last reopens

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Brandywine Hundred Library opened to patrons on Monday for the first time since it was closed Feb. 1 for maintenance. While the library was closed, the county removed most of the flowers and shrubs from the landscaping in front of the building, replacing them with fresh mulch. A sign promises new landscaping with native plants. IN THE NEWS: $3 …

McDonald's wants to reduce drive-thru backups when it rebuilds its Concord Pike restaurant. Ken Mammarella photo

New McDonald’s on Concord Pike rethinks busy drive-thru

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

McDonald’s wants to rebuild its Concord Pike restaurant, destroyed by fire in January, in a way that will reduce a drive-thru line that often backed up onto the busy highway in Talleyville. The plans will be discussed at a meeting at 6 p.m. April 11, at the Talleyville Fire Company. “A plan is being prepared for submission that would three …


Brandywine Hundred man rates Delaware cheesesteaks

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

It is a regional debate that has lasted for generations—which restaurant has the best cheesesteak?  After meeting a date at Claymont Cheese Steak in Claymont, Jim Pappas took that question to heart.  She shared his love of Philadelphia’s—and therefore Delaware’s—iconic sandwich, and they decided to ask friends and family to reveal their favorite spots. An Uber driver, Pappas also began …

Construction equipment at work on a new multi-use development called Forwood Commons. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Land cleared for multi-use Silverside Road development

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Development has finally begun on the site of what was the oldest building built for free public education in the United States. The Forwood School, which was built before 1800, was knocked down months ago, and plans are to use its stones in a leasing center. The development is on 11.7 acres in the heart of Brandywine Hundred, on Silverside …

TSD Review Feb 23

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 23, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community DoMore24: Your chance to help nonprofits you like Screening Room movie theater opens in downtown Wilmington New group wants to preserve Brandywine Hundred history Sussex community event hopes to pack, donate 150,000 meals Business UD alumna jumped into ‘Shark Tank;’ swam away with deal Food …

A library branch is named after its prominent Brandywine Hundred location. (Ken Mammarella photo)

New group wants to preserve Brandywine Hundred history

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Brandywine Hundred native Dee Durham has a simple but important reason for creating the Brandywine Hundred Historical Society: “All those stories that we don’t want to lose.” “People want to learn about the about the history of where they live,” said member Pam Cawood Rizzo. The society, like most modern things, started out about a year ago digitally, with a …

This miniature snowman, made of painted stones, is generating smiles. (Ken Mammarella photo)(

Tiny art in park brings joy to North Wilmington

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Whimsical art that has mysteriously appeared in a Brandywine Hundred park is generating smiles for people out for walks – and hundreds of fans online. On Monday, Sandy Meredith posted a snapshot on nextdoor, saying “To whomever is leaving these fantastic rock creations along the path between Tarleton and Cardiff…THANK YOU! “You have made me become more observant of my …

TSD Review Dec 29

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Year End Review – Dec. 29, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: January A perfect storm for schools, teachers: No subs, bus woes, COVID Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief February Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes Before the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was in Wilmington March Pike Creek church’s drive-thru ash …


Rosenfeld’s Big Fish opens in Brandywine Hundred

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  Warren Rosenfeld is asking Brandywine Hundred residents for a bit of patience. The new Rosenfeld’s Big Fish in North Wilmington is not the Washington, D.C.-area native’s first restaurant. Still, it has faced modern obstacles, namely staffing shortages, supply chain issues and backups in permits and licenses. The combination restaurant, deli and market on Marsh Road had a soft opening May 12, …

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[pdf-embedder url=”” title=”TSD June 3-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community The Bidens head to Rehoboth Beach house this week  Food Bank: Drive-thru pantry numbers down 50%; will re-evaluate  Most traditional Fourth of July fireworks displays are on this year  Who knew having a U.S. president meant traffic woes when he comes home?  Delaware Botanic Gardens ready for a real …