Woodland Ferry Festival Saturday
The Woodland Ferry Festival is Saturday, Sept. 8, in this Nanticoke riverside community west of Seaford.
The sounds of Bunky and Dottie Eye's music will capture the attention of patrons at the Ninth Annual Woodland Ferry Festival. They will be on 'stage' from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., presenting 'Oldies but Goodies' from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Bunky Eye has performed with such well"known entertainers as Jim Reeves, Patti Page, Brenda Lee, Red Foley, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Dean and Eddie Arnold. He recently shared the stage with his long"time friend Roy Clark.
In recent years Bunky has been joined by his wife, Dottie. She controls the electric drum system and participates in special routines.
Sharing the spotlight with Bunky and Dottie will be the GrandpaJammers with their renditions of favorites from the Big Band Era. They will open the musical entertainment at 10:30 a.m. and will play until 11:30 a.m.
New to the festival is a Gospel band called "Salt Treater." They will perform beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Seaford Senior High School Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Harvey Bullock, will perform on Woodland's main street. It will also participate in the flag"raising ceremony at 9 a.m.
For a full schedule of events see pages 18 and 19.
TRIAD meets on Fraud
The Western Sussex County TRIAD will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., at the Nanticoke Senior Center located at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
The TRIAD organization is comprised of citizens and law enforcement working together to ensure for the safety and quality of life needs of senior citizens.
The topic for the next TRIAD meeting will be Credit Card Fraud. All members of the community are invited to attend the TRIAD meetings.
The TRIAD meetings are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center.
Antique Bottle Club Sept. 9
The Delmarva Antique Bottle Club will present its 9th Annual Antique Bottle Advertising, and Collectible Show & Sale on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m."3 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School, in Lewes.
Admission is $2.50, Children under 12 are admitted free with a parent.
For further information call F. Myer, 302-945-7072.
AARP meet Sept. 13
Seaford Chapter 1084 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m.
Guest will be Lee Mussoss who will present a program of humor and song. Following the meeting a tour representative will provide information and show a video about a trip in march which will include seven nights in the South and a seven"day Caribbean cruise. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
Pig Picking September 8
The 14th Annual Great Delaware Pig Picking All-You-Can-Eat will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 4"7 p.m., with music, inside Laurel Fire House on 10th Street. Carry"outs available. Donations are adults $12, children under 12 are free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Paid for by Friends for Lee. For tickets call Charlotte Givens at 875-5448.
Vermont trip Oct. 1-5
Nanticoke Senior Center is sponsoring a five"day, four"night fall foliage trip to Vermont from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, lodging at Kitzhof Lodge, meals include 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners; day"trips to area attractions which include: The Calvin Coolidge Homestead & Museum, Plymouth, Vt.; Bennington Museum and shops, Bennington, Vt.; Yankee Candle Company, Deerfield, Mass., and nightly entertainment. Cost: $425 per person, which includes taxes, tips and gratuities. Call the center (629-4939) for more information.
Concert series to begin Oct. 2-tickets on sale now
The Seaford Community Concert Association is once again about to kick off its annual campaign. The opportunity to have accomplished artists perform in our local area is a real treat for Sussex County. This year's program lineup is no exception to the outstanding performances that concert" goers have come to expect.
The season begins very early this year. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra performs on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Their big band sound specializes in music of the 1920 and 1930s.
The second concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, and feature the Boston Brass. This versatile five"piece group plays a wide variety of music stretching from Classical to Jazz.
The third show will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002. It will feature the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater. This group of actors uses an ever"changing series of helium"filled props to give the audience an evening of fun. The kids will love it. Other performance sites this year include the Kennedy Center in September and the New Victory Theater on Broadway starting in March 2002.
The last performance of the series will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. The performers will be The London Piano Duo. They will add a light classical blend of music to the series.
The season ticket prices for this year will be $75 per family, $35 per adult and $10 per student before Sept. 15. They will then increase to $85 per family, $40 per adult and $12 per student after that date. When you compare that to the $30 single ticket price for the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater for their New York run, the savings are tremendous at these prices.
In addition, there is an opportunity for the supporters of the arts to lend their support to the Seaford Community Concert Association by becoming patrons. Patron donation levels begin at $25.
For further information on the association and this year's concert series, see the association's web site at http://seafordcca.hypermart.net. or contact Jim and Barbara Burket at 629-8657.
AARP/Widowed Persons meet Sept. 18
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP/Widowed persons Service will have their next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The new officers will be installed. The planned guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeanne Kirby, Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Longaberger Basket Bingo Sept. 18
A Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held on Sept. 18, at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information call 875-2200 or 629-8633. Sponsored by Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi.
Coming Up The River on Sept. 25
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road, the Seaford Historical Society will present a program highlighting the importance of the Nanticoke River in the history of this area.
Eleanor Jamison, a native of Woodland, and Jack Knowles, a resident of Woodland and local historian, will talk about the Nanticoke River at that location and how it accounts for the settlement of Woodland.
"Coming on up the River," John Willey, Sr. will show slides of businesses along the Nanticoke River in Seaford in early years with emphasis on ship building and river traffic. He then will bring out the contrast with scenes of businesses located along the river today.
Dr. John Rawlins, whose ancestors inhabited the Middleford area, will tell about the thriving community that Middleford was in years gone by.
The public is invited. There is no charge.
Joe Biden to speak to 40th District Democrats Sept. 29
U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Delaware's Senior Senator, will be the principal speaker at the Fall Dinner sponsored by the 40th District Democrat Executive Committee.
The dinner will be held at the Laurel American Legion Home, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained from any 40th District Democrat Committee person, or by mailing your money to Frank B. Calio, 104 Lansing Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.
Biden, former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, before Republicans took control of the Senate, recently became chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee after Democrats regained the majority in the Senate.