Members of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department take down the large flag that flew from the department’s hook and ladder truck during funeral services Saturday for Spc. Ryan Long. Long, 21, of Seaford, was killed in Iraq.

Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Maintenance Day at Jay’s Nest - First annual Community Maintenance Day at the Jay’s Nest, will be held on April 25-26, at the Jay’s Nest playground from 8 a.m till dark. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner — drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring gloves and tools for your use. Ages 10 and up are needed. Call Amanda Davis 628-9234 or Lexie Ketterman 628-8340 for information. Pickets and bricks are still available April 1-30 only. Bricks are $60, pickets are $30. All payments must be received by April 30.

Easter delights - What takes 210 pounds of butter, 700 pounds of confectioner’s sugar, 275 pounds of dark chocolate and 128 48-ounce jars of peanut butter? Page 2

Conquering cancer - Dick Collison of Seaford has endured three battles with cancer. He is working to help fund research. Page 3

Operation uplink - An April 27 motorcycle rally sponsored by Harley Davidson of Seaford will benefit the VFW’s Operation Uplink, which provides telephone calling cards to troops serving overseas. Page 5

Sell-out success - The 17th annual dinner/auction sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary was a sell-out success. Page 9

Antiques roadshow - Now in its third year, the Antiques Roadshow Fair sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society will be in a new setting in a new season. Page 11

Bridgeville fee - Bridgeville approved a funding program that would charge residents making improvements to their home or building a new home a fee. Page 11

Best in the field - Cape Henlopen High School's JROTC Unit hosted the "Raider Challenge" field meet last weekend in which the Woodbridge High School Cadet Corps won the overall competition. Page 19

Beracah homes - On Monday Jeff Bowers showed off his new home-building business (Beracah Homes) in the former Nanticoke Homes plant. Page 21