Greenville & Hockessin Life Winter 2021Nov 24, 2021 08:43AM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Letter from the Editor:
In this issue of Greenville & Hockessin Life, we have stories about a poet, a labyrinth, and a school where aspiring musicians can work with experienced teachers. This issue features an in-depth look at Greenville and the ongoing transformation of Yorklyn.
In his story, “The transformation of Yorklyn,” writer Ken Mammarella explores how the sensitive reuse of old mill buildings, infrastructure upgrades, and multiple improvements at Auburn Valley State Park are bring real changes to Yorklyn.
Natalie Smith has written a story in this issue about how the Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville offers a spiraling labyrinth as a welcoming site designed for prayer and reflection.
In his article “Play it Loud,” Writer Richard L. Gaw visits the newly opened School of Rock Hockessin, where aspiring musicians work with experienced teachers in a friendly and inclusive environment.
In our Greenville & Hockessin Life Q & A, we introduce you to Melissa Paolercio, who has been the executive director of The Center for the Creative Arts since 2019. Following a challenging year in 2020, Melissa is excited to turn the page to the next chapter of this vibrant arts association, with new ideas and programs.
In our photo essay “Yorklyn Village: From Rust to Revitalization,” photographer Jim Coarse took his camera to the former home of the National Vulcanized Fibre Corporation (NVF) that through a consortium of collaborations is being transformed into what will become a marketplace of shops, restaurants and pathways to the historic Auburn Valley.
Lisa Fieldman writes about how Plastic Free Delaware is helping the First State clean up its act. She talked to New Castle County Councilwoman Dee Durham, whose concern for the environment grew into a passion for creating considerable change in Delaware.
In “A lifetime of words,” John Chambless profiles Jill Sharon Kimmelman, a poet who recently published a first collection of her work.
Local historian and author Gene Pisasale offers a story about how Greenville is a suburb with some flair.
We hope you enjoy these stories, and we always welcome comments and suggestions for stories that we can do in the future. The next issue of Greenville & Hockessin Life will arrive in the spring of 2022. Until then, happy holidays!