BUNDLED UP - Even with the wind chill at nine degrees on Sunday afternoon, three Seaford friends bundled up to have fun in the snow and ice. From the left, Laura Chambers, Brianna Kessler and Makayla Chambers sit atop a snow pile they used as a slippery slide. See more photos on pages 34, 35 and 40.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Seaford district makes commitment to reading

LOTS OF ICE - Ice and snow blanketed the western Sussex area over the weekend causing cancellations and icy road conditions. See photos on pages 34, 35, 40.

GOAL IS MET - Even during a tough time, this statewide organization makes its fund-raising goal. Officials make a stop at the Nanticoke Senior Center to spread the news. Page 3

LOCAL ELECTIONS - Town election deadlines are nearing for candidates and voter registration. Page 3

LAND SAVED - State officials work out a deal to preserve nearly 2,000 acres in the western and central Sussex area. Page 5

RELAY RALLY - Even with snow and ice on the ground, it’s time to start thinking about the annual Western Sussex Relay for Life. Committee members meet for the annual rally to get the event off the ground for 2005. Page 6

SHUTTLE SERVICE - DART First State begins free shuttle service in western Sussex — connections to Maryland also. Page 33

WINTER GALA - A snowstorm couldn’t stop this annual Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary event. Page 40

COURT ACTION - Seaford High’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams share the court Friday night at home and both get back in the win column. Other games are postponed. Inside sports this week.