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Greenville & Hockessin Life Summer 2023

Jun 29, 2023 11:22AM ● By Tricia Hoadley

Letter from the Editor:

One of the stories in this issue of Greenville & Hockessin Life looks at how the du Pont family continues to make a huge impact on Delaware’s economy, politics, and culture. Earlier this year, Longwood Gardens, which was founded by Pierre S. du Pont to preserve an arboretum, announced that it is purchasing and preserving Granogue. In “The preservationists,” writer Ken Mammarella details how Granogue will be the latest example of how du Ponts, nonprofits and governments protect local lands and waterways.

The Q & A in this issue is Glenn Gunter, president of the Northern Delaware Model Railroad Club. Greenville & Hockessin Life met with Gunter at the club’s studio in a business park on Yorklyn Road to talk about the magic of model railroading and the longtime dedication of the club’s members.

Photographer Jim Coarse also decided to make the Northern Delaware Model Railroad Club the subject of the photo essay.

This issue also features a look at the history—and the future—of the Brandywiners, which has been entertaining audiences for decades. The group is looking to increase its offerings in the future.

Gene Pisasale, a local writer and historian, offers a story about Hockessin and its historic significance. The story also highlights the work of the Hockessin Historical Society, which helps preserve Hockessin’s history.

We also offer a behind-the-scenes look at Cokesbury Village’s white elephant sales.

We hope that you enjoy these stories, and as always we welcome your comments and suggestions for stories for an upcoming issue of Greenville & Hockessin Life. We’re already hard at work planning the next issue, which will arrive later in 2023.


Randy Lieberman, Publisher

[email protected], 610-869-5553

Steve Hoffman, Editor

[email protected], 610-869-5553, Ext. 13

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