Seaford Events
Thursday, August 21, 2003
17th Annual NHS Golf Tournament
The 17th annual Nanticoke Health Services Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 12, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Tee off time is noon. Proceeds from the tournament help fund the NHS Prescription Drug Fund. The goal this year is to raise $30,000 to go into the fund, which helps patients that are unable to pay for their own medical expenses. Contact Renee Morris at 629-6611, ext. 2404, to sign up for the tournament or to help with corporate or private donations.

Seaford Fish Fry
On Friday, Aug. 22, there will be a Fish Fry at VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford. The platter will include fried trout, fried potatoes, stewed tomatoes, greens and corn pone. The Post is offering free delivery if you purchase five or more dinners. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the cost is $7. If you have any questions, call the Post at 629-3092.

Tina Fallon Garden Party
State Rep. Tina Fallon is holding a Garden Party at her house on Saturday, Sept. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and may be obtained by calling Rep. Fallon at 629-8187.

Fall into fitness
Make the time to re-energize, get fit and have fun with new and old friends. Classes start on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Seaford. The classes are sponsored by St. John’s, but are open to the public. Sessions meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. with quality free childcare for the morning sessions, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning stretching hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free session to see if it meets your needs. Call 17-year A.F.A.A. certified instructor Carol Lynch, 629-7539, for more information or to register.

SHS Class of 1983
Seaford Senior High School Class of 1983 is looking for the following “missing” classmates. If you have any address information contact Sheila Laughery at 629-8178 or Dawn Dukes-Collins at 875-2819 before 9 p.m. Demetrius Bennett, Nathan Brown, Tammy Andrews Cordrey, Scott S. Bradley, Chris Corcoran, Katrina Coverdale Smith, Bonnie Daniels Baker, Jeanne Dawson, Linwood Fitchett, Lisa Horseman, Kenneth Isenhower, Winford L. Hughes, Robert W. Knowles, Brian Krumm, John Horne, Cynthia Marino Hungerford, Michael McCane, Mike Longhi, Woody Murphy, Ann Newman, Charlotte O’Brien, Jeff Pitts, Carla Payne, David Persinger, Thomas Peterson, David T. Price, Tisha Rembert, Timothy Pritchett, Keith Russ, Karen Suit Bundy, Charlotte Ross Daily, Larry Sales, Amy Roehrig, Valerie Roth, Carol Sargent Ashcraft, Roland Stewart, Mike Pinson, Michelle Kraft Cook, Greg Manlove.

Children invited to perform
On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the national touring theatrical troupe Activated Storytellers will be appearing at The Seaford District Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, at 6:30 p.m., to perform their production “Eureka! Tales of Discovery.” The 45-minute presentation is being offered by the Friends of Seaford Library for their annual Ice Cream Social and is suitable for all ages. Admission is free and open to the public. “Eureka! Tales of Discovery” features multicultural stories from around the world. The show consists of three of the following stories:
  • “The Ice-Cream Cone” - It’s the 1904 World’s Fair, St. Louis, Mo. What does the man selling ice cream do when he runs out of bowls? Commemorating the Ice-Cream Cone’s 100th birthday.
  • “Vasalisa, the Beautiful” - A Cinderella story from Russia. Vasalisa, with the aid of her enchanted doll must outwit the witch Baba Yaga.
  • “The Knee-High Man” - An African-American folk tale from the south about a little man who learns a big lesson.
  • “The Golden Pitcher” - An age-old tale of wisdom, from Mongolia.
Prior to the performance, the Activated Storytellers will be conducting a half-hour acting workshop for any interested youngsters, age 6 and up, no experience necessary. The children who participate in the workshop will learn roles to perform in the show with the Activated Storytellers. The workshop is free, but limited to 12 participants who will be chosen on a first-come basis a half-hour before the show is scheduled to begin. The performance is open to all children and adults. For information about the performance, call the Seaford Library at 629-2524.

Christmas & Gift Show
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to Harrisburg, Penn., for a Christmas & Gift Show will be on Saturday, Dec. 6. Shop at the largest holiday show in the country with more than 500 vendors, with unique gifts priced from $2-$700. See a life-size recreation of an Olde Christmas Village, decorated trees and mantles, 100-foot train display, choral and musical groups, cooking clinics, dance troupe and more. Show tickets are $5. Motor Coach cost is $21. Depart from Seaford at 7 a.m., leave Pennsylvania for home at 5 p.m. with a dinner stop in Lancaster at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot by Friday, Nov. 14.

Christmas Spectacular
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to Radio City Music Hall “Christmas Spectacular” in New York will be Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $87, which includes ticket to the show and transportation by motor coach. The noon show, lasting approximately 1-1/2 hours. From 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. you will have free time for eating, shopping or sight-seeing. Depart for home at 5:45 p.m. Forty-six tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Atlantic City trip
The Nanticoke Senior Center is planning a trip to Atlantic City, Sept. 3-4. The trip includes: transportation by motorcoach, accommodations at the Tropicana Casino Hotel, one buffet breakfast, lunch and one buffet dinner. Admission to the show at the Tropicana, and a $10 casino bonus. Cost is $142 double occupancy; or $172 single occupancy. Included in cost: taxes and gratuities, baggage handling, driver and tour manager. A professional tour manager from Footloose Tours. Sign up now.

New hours for museum
The Seaford Historical Society announces new open hours for the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion. The Seaford Museum is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Ross Mansion is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission costs $3 per person for each place or a combination ticket costing $5 may be purchased for admission to both places. Children under 12 are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Members are admitted free of charge for all open hours. Membership costs $10 for an individual, $15 for a family or $250 per person for life membership. Call 628-9500 for membership information. Tours of either place may be scheduled for any time by appointment. For mansion tours call 628-9500. For museum tours call 628-9828.
VanSciver book signing
Seaford School District Director of Secondary Education, Dr. James H. VanSciver will participate in a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Salisbury on Thursday, Aug. 21. The reading and signing of his first book, “Close Play at Home,” will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information contact Hanna Miller at (410) 548-9191.

Manor House trip
Methodist Manor House invites you on a Myrtle Beach Holiday on Sunday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 3. Cost is $549.95 per person, based on double occupancy. Cost includes deluxe motor coach transportation from Manor House, five nights Oceanfront accommodations, five full breakfast and five delicious dinners, three fabulous shows, side trip to historic Charleston and much more. For reservations call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Volunteers needed
Nanticoke Senior Center needs drivers and helpers to deliver meals to homebound seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to noon. One day a week or one day a month, our schedule can fit your schedule. Call the Center and ask for our outreach worker, Bernice Trice. The center is open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 629-4939.

SHS Class of ‘93
Seaford High School Class of 1993 is planning a 10-year reunion at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, on Saturday, Dec. 27. We are presently compiling addresses for the SHS 1993 graduates. Please send current addresses to: SHS Class of 1993, 721 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973; or visit

Little Miss Pageant entries
The Towne & Country Fair Committee is accepting applications for contestants for the Little Miss Pageant to take place during the 10th Annual Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Governor Ross Plantation. Contestants for the little Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years of age as of Aug. 27, 2003. Thanks to area businesses, it will be possible for all contestants to receive gifts in addition to the prizes awarded for first and second place. For details or to register your child (fee: $5, plus a recent photograph), contact Bonnie Hastings at 629-9596 or 629-0498, or contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690.

Homework Helper
The Seaford District Library offers a Back-to-School gift for students in grades 6-8 with Homework Helper, a computer workshop at your library on Monday, Sept. 8, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Homework Helper session will teach students how to find and use the online resources available on DelAWARE databases, the digital library of the first state. Databases include Gale Student Resource Center, Grolier Online Encyclopedias, Sirs Discoverer, Searchasaurus, Lit Finder, and more. All fully loaded with reliable information students can use for homework, school projects and term papers or to just simply learn. Students will be using the library computers during hands-on instruction by Ms. Terry Plummer, administrative librarian from the State of Delaware, Delaware Division of Libraries. To reserve your spot and more information contact the library at 629-2524.

Seaford District Library
Here is what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of Aug. 21-28.
  • Activated Storytellers will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. An Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of the Seaford District Library immediately following.
  • Plan on visiting our booth at the Town and Country Fair, Aug. 29 & 30.
  • Story Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschoolers.
  • Check out a book from the New York Times best Sellers List and enjoy those lazy days of summer.
Upcoming events
  • The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day and Thursday, Sept. 11, for annual staff development day.
  • LaLeche League meeting, Thursday, Sept. 4, from 10-12 p.m.
  • Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy presentation Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
All programs are free and open to the public.

Trip to Myrtle Beach
The Nanticoke Senior Center is planning a trip to Myrtle Beach, on Sept. 29-Oct. 3. The trip includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, accommodation for four nights at the Landmark Resort; five shows with orchestra seats; cruise on the Intercoastal Waterways. Meals include: breakfast daily, two lunches plus lunch on cruise and four dinners. Taxes and gratuities for hotel, maids, included meals, motorcoach driver, luggage handling, Tour director from Four Seasons Tours and Travel. Highlights include: Shopping and Luncheon cruise on the Intercoastal Waterways; Evening performance of Lullabies of Broadway; Matinee performance of Legends in Concert; Evening performance of Spirit of the dance at the Palace Theater; Morning show Carolina Jamboree; Evening Musical Show “One” at the Alabama Theater. Cost is $615 double occupancy or $715 single occupancy. Sign up at the front desk or call 629-4939 for more information.

Nanticoke Senior Center
  • Friday, Aug. 22 - 6:30 a.m.-noon, Pool open; 7-10:30 a.m., coffee and snacks; 9 a.m., cards: Pinochle and Bridge; 10 a.m., indoor games and activities; 10 a.m., Shopping - area yard sales; 1 p.m. Bingo.
  • Monday, Aug. 25 - 6:30 a.m.-noon, Pool open; 7-10:30 a.m., coffee and snacks; 9 a.m., cards: Pinochle and Bridge; 10 a.m., indoor games and activities; 10:30 a.m. Post office and banks; 11 a.m., Gentle Exercise Class; 1 p.m., Bingo.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26 - 6:30 a.m.-noon, Pool open; 7-10:30 a.m., coffee and snacks; 10 a.m., indoor games and activities; 10 a.m., Mystery Trip; 1 p.m., Ice Cream Social.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 - 6:30 a.m.-noon, Pool open; 7-10:30 a.m., coffee and snacks; 9 a.m., cards: Pinochle and Bridge; 10 a.m., indoor games and activities; 1 p.m., Grandpa Jammers Session; 1 p.m., Shopping at Food Lion.
  • Thursday, Aug. 28 - 6:30 a.m.-noon, Pool open; 7-10:30 a.m., coffee and snacks; 10 a.m., indoor games and activities; 10:30 a.m. Bible Study with Pastor Scheller; 10:30 a.m., Craft Corner; 1 p.m., Peer Sharing Group.

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