Some of the women of the Seaford High School class of 1955 got together for lunch at Bon Appetit in downtown Seaford last week. Purple was the color of the day, based on a poem no one could fully remember. From left: Esther Taylor Metz, Phyllis Lister Nelson, Nan Gullett Krause, Bette Hickman MacIntire, Beverly Fleetwood Hastings, Mary Ann Trivits Milligan, Margie Sammons Baker, Joyce Wright Whaley, Carol Gibbs Dietrick and Janice Workman Donovan Giglio.

Photo by Michael Sullivan

Delmarva Chicken Festival entertainment - One of the largest entertainment line-ups in recent years will greet visitors to the 54th Delmarva Chicken Festival in June in Seaford. Page 13

Voters approve requests - Seaford voters last Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a school district request for a cash and tax transfer. Page 2

Jays Nest going up - There’s still time to volunteer for the Jay’s Nest build that is currently taking place at the sports complex. Page 3

Weight loss plans - Weight loss fads are not the way to control weight. Developing sensible habits makes more sense. Page 10

Charter school choice - The Georgetown Charter School remains in the news as parents and educators keep hope alive. Page 13

On the grill - The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce held its annual legislative breakfast and asked some tough questions. Page 18

H.O.B.Y. - Ten Sussex County youths from area schools were chosen to attend the two-day Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Page 19

Dover to base C-17s - The Air Force plans to base 12 new C-17s at Dover Air Force Base. In order to accommodate the new planes, the Air Force also plans to invest $90 million in military construction funding. Page 32

Volunteer effort pays off - Survivors of a house fire had received the smoke detector from the Blades Volunteer Fire Company in a recent give-away campaign. Page 33

Theft arrests - State Police completed a four-month internal theft investigation along with Federal Express Regional Theft Security Officers, resulting in the arrest of two area men. Page 33