are still available
The Laurel Lioness Club is still selling 1-pound bags of pecans and
black walnuts. Each bag costs $7.50. To place an order, call Lioness
Brenda Rubino at 875-0801 or contact any Lioness member.
Calendars on sale
The Laurel Historical Society has published a 2000 calendar featuring
photos from the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes.
The calendar is available at the following locations: Laurel Trading
Post, RJ's Riverside restaurant, Maxines Hair Happenings, Travel Perks,
Insurance Market, town hall, Walt's Barber Shop, Wilmington Trust,
Bank of Delmarva and Delaware National Bank. The cost is $8.
Mail orders may be sent to Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102,
Laurel, DE 19956, with a check for $9.50 to cover shipping.
LFVD selling collectibles
The Laurel Fire Department is selling collectibles in commemoration
of its 100th anniversary. Items include a Hometown Collectible firehouse,
$15 each; First Gear Helmet banks, $15 each, or 2 for $25; Laurel
Fire Department history books, $10 each; and gift plates, $28.
Items are available at the fire station between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
or by contacting Mike Lowe, 739-4773, or Jay Hill, 875-7461.
Old Yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks available for
purchase. There are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997,
1998 and 1999 on sale. The prices vary depending on the year. Contact
Karen Beck at Laurel High School, 875-6120, for more details.
Garden Club to meet
The Laurel Garden Club will hold a Christmas party for members and
guests at RJ's Riverside restaurant on Dec. 12.
Library plans book signings
On Thursday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., the Laurel Public Library will host
a book signing with five local authors. Ed Dee, Dr. William Williams,
Nancy Steel, Larry Points and David Elliott will all be on hand to
autograph copies of their books.
is the author of "Nightbird" (1999) and "Little Boy Blue. Williams
wrote "Delaware-The First State" (1999) and Steele wrote "The Beaches
of Delaware and Historic Sussex County." Points is the author of "Assateague:
the Island of the Wild Ponies" and Elliott wrote "Tales from the Traveling
Time capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the
July 4, 2000, celebration. The location, which will be in the town,
has yet to be determined. It is the intention of the society to have
the capsule buried for 100 years. The time capsule was donated to
the society by the Short Funeral Homes Inc., Laurel, through the help
of Edward Hannigan, manager of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the
capsule. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches
The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented,
especially if the item is a photograph. Items may be sent to Richard
Hutchinson, P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. The society will have
the final decision on items to be included.
Library has bears, programs
The Laurel Library is hosting a teddy bears display through December.
The bears are provided by Sharron & Allen Shulder.
A presentation and demonstration of rug-hooking techniques will be
offered Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. in the main reading area of the
Laurel Public Library. Lynne V. Fowler of Westover, Md., will provide
an introductory overview on how to get started in this early American
art form. This is the first in a series of monthly programs that the
library will be hosting to highlight music and the arts in the Laurel
area. Other offerings tentatively scheduled will include a keyboard/harmonica
duet, a poetry and art display, and an evening with the "Grandpajammers."
The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17, at noon for Staff Recognition
Day. It will also be closed Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25, Friday,
Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1.