Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 28, 2008
 
Seaford Heritage Days
Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area's first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during "Seaford Heritage Days," Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC.

Federal stimulus checks
Senior citizens, retirees, those living on Social Security, self employed or earners of low income who do not file a Federal Income Tax return must do so for 2007. Filing a 2007 Tax Return will put these individuals on the IRS mailing list for a rebate ceck. Free tax return preparation and e-filing is available at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Phone 629-4939 for an appointment.

AARP driver safety course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

Museums in America
On Monday, March 3, the Methodist Manor House and the Seaford Historical Society will present the "Development of Museums in America" by guest speaker Deb Wool, curator of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Manor House and is free to the public. For further information call 628-9828.

Fitness classes
Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Breakfast cafe
VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. Cancer support group The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Ladies golf association
Ladies who are still interested in joining for the 2008 Heritage Shores season are warmly invited to call for information as the season will kick off on March 26. A calendar full of fun games with friendly competition awaits lady golfers at all levels of play. We look forward to seeing many new faces this season. Interested ladies should call Cinda Allison 337-7655.

Nanticoke Derby
Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual Dinner and Auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year's theme is "The Nanticoke Derby," so get those "Derby Hats" out of the closet and get ready for "The Greatest Race" in thoroughbred history. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the Presenting sponsor. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Babies and toddlers 'stay & play'
The 'Parents As Teachers' (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Seaford Lions Club variety show
The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, "Signs of the Times", will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.

Marine Corps League meeting
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

AARP Chapter 1084 meeting
The Seaford Area Chapter #1084 of AARP will hold their board meeting on March 6, at the Methodist Manor House at 1:30 p.m., in the game room.

Spring luncheon
A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George's United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 846-2301.

Fish fry Fridays
Fish dinners each Friday night until March 6, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Adults $7.50 and children $3.50. Includes 'heart smart' flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw, green beans and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of the church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Reflective sign program
Reflective 911 address signs are available. The Laurel Fire Department wants to be able to find you in an emergency. Many times fire and EMS responses are delayed from being able to locate the address. These 911 reflective signs measure 6" x 18" and are completely reflective. Signs are available with numbers horizontal, or vertical. Each sign costs $15 and can be installed for an additional $5. Order your reflective address marker today. It may help save your life or someone you love. Call 875-3081 for further information.

LHS Class of 1987
The LHS Class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or 628-4140.

Preschoolers story time
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Laurel Alumni Scholarship forms
The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that the scholarship forms for 2008 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship, must be a graduating son of daughter of a member of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2008. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship and The Class of 1956 Scholarship. Graduating seniors of Laurel High School are eligible for these scholarships. The application forms are available from the Laurel guidance office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the Foundation by April 1.

Beef & dumpling dinner
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Rt. 13A between Laurel and Seaford, will be having a Beef & dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Carryouts will be available and all are welcome.

Laurel Alumni Association meeting
The Laurel Alumni Association will hold the annual general membership meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at Laurel High School in the commons area. All members are invited to attend the annual meeting. Refreshments will follow the meeting.

New Century Club meets
The GFWC - Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, March 4, at the Pizza King in Seaford. Lunch will be at 11:30 followed by a short business meeting.

Bridgeville election
The town of Bridgeville commission election will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Town Hall, 101 North Main St., between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Registered voters will receive notification of their voting district by mail. Every resident of the town who is 18 years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Buffet style dinner
The Freshman Class of Woodbridge High School will have a buffet style dinner, March 7 and 8 in the high school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public and will include: Ham, oven fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, baked pineapple, rolls, and assorted desserts. Cost for the dinner will be $10 for adults, and $5 for children 10 years and younger. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door. Contact 349-5195, 349-4678 or 337-9499 with questions.

Lions Club variety show
The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 55th annual variety show, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at the Woodbridge High School auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.

Greenwood Library Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.

Spaghetti dinner
The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of delicious pasta sauces, salad, rolls and scrumptious desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 or $30 per family. Children three and under are free, and takeouts are available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

Easter craft night
On Thursday, March 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding an Easter craft night. The craft will be a whimsical grapevine wreath decorated with an adorable pompom Easter bunny. A sample is on display at the library. The activity is open to all ages 10 and up. All materials will be provided at a cost of $2 per person.

AARP safety program course
The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., in Greenwood, will host a 1-day, 4 hour refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. Make checks payable to AARP. You must register in advance for this course and must have had the AARP Driver Safety Program course within the last three years to take the refresher course. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Chicken & dumpling dinner
On Saturday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m., a Chicken and dumpling dinner-fundraiser will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Dinner includes beverage, roll & dessert. Carry outs available: $7.50 – your support is always greatly appreciated. For ticket information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Covered dish dinner
On Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m., a covered dish dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Karaoke music will be provided for the evening. Call Jerry Butler for details 629-6319.

Knitters Guild Association meets
To all knitters: The "Knifty Knitters" Chapter of the Knitters Guild Association will be meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at The Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. This month the meeting will be on March 5. Call 302-732-6495 for further details.

Georgetown Library events
Hometown pictures has returned to the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.

Midland Grange #27 meeting
Midland Grange #27 will meet March 8, at 106 North Race St., Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Representatives from (RSVP) Mary Jane and Don Taylor will be speaking on family and pet emergency preparedness. RSVP by calling 856-2173.

S.A.L.T. Council meets
The S.A.L.T. (seniors and lawmen together) Council is inviting speakers to the monthly meetings in an attempt to raise awareness of available services in the community. These meetings are open to the public and are held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Sussex County Administrative Office just south of Wilmington Trust Bank on Rt. 113 in Georgetown. Any other agencies interested in presenting information on their services that benefit seniors in Sussex County are asked to contact President Al Hahn at 436-2157 or Vice President Linda Rogers at 856-5815.

Tax preparation
The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Appointments can be made from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year's return, W-2, social security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 854-9500.

Del Tech adult+ activities
The Adult Plus+ Program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, has several activities for adults during the month of March. On March 6, discuss information that may change your thinking about today and tomorrow in "Lunch Bunch - Life after Life." On March 10, single seniors are invited to attend the "Mixed Singles Club" to share a meal and meet new people. Couples shouldn't feel left out; "Couples Club" offers you the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and great company on March 13. Learn how to make lovely flower arrangements in "Lunch Bunch - Flowers and Sweets" on March 13. After lunch, instructor Klaus Wuttke of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will share irresistible samples for dessert. Classes for artists and aspiring artists include: "Portrait Workshop" beginning March 6; learn the basics, including tone and wash, in "Watercolor" beginning March 6; develop drawing techniques in "Basic Drawing Skills" beginning March 12; and improve your digital camera expertise in "Photo Savvy is Fun!" on March 15. Beginning March 17, release tension and stress through meditation, breathing, and stretching exercises in "Yoga." On March 25, begin to learn the basics of safety, stable management, and equestrian skills in "Horseback Riding" at a Seaford site. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302-856-5618.

Veteran benefits
Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran benefits. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-854-9500.

AARP chapter #5340
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet March 3, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker is Ginny Taylor Sparks a registered yoga teacher. Topic will be the benefits of yoga, and chair yoga with a demonstration. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Feb. 26. New members are welcome.

Brontia Allen benefit
Brontia Allen was a courageous 14-year-old girl that fought a two-year battle with heart and lung disease. On Jan. 28, 2008 Brontia lost her battle. A basket bingo on March 13, will assist Brontia's mother and brothers with the funeral and medical expenses. The bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Civic Center, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, 10" American work basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call 302-858-1489.

Fundraiser for Special Olympics The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar's school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. To purchase, or for information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

Delaware horse expo Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping. Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For info, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Dinner dance auction
A Fund raiser for scholarship fund and support of Delaware's Equine (horse) Industry will be held March 28 at 6 p.m., Harrington Exhibitors' Hall. Music will be by The Jones Boys, and catering by Marilyn's. This is sponsored by the Delaware Equine Council. Cost is $30 per person; tickets available now through March 15, call 629-5233, or Chick's in Harrington.

Longaberger basket bingo
A Longaberger basket bingo, benefiting the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen Organization, will be held Wednesday, March 5, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall. The event includes 20 bingo games with Longaberger baskets as prizes. All baskets will be filled with Easter goodies. The event will also feature a chinese auction with a variety of items, including Vera Bradley. Featured guests will include Chelsea Betts, Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2007, and Brittany Dempsey, Miss Delaware 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For advance tickets call 934-9797.

Junior Miss scholarship program
The Delaware's Junior Miss Scholarship organization is currently seeking contestants for its upcoming state program. Girls must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware's Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America's Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-841-7080 or go to www.ajm.org for an application.

Genealogical Society meeting
The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at the Rehoboth Public Library meeting room, March 15, at 1030 a.m. The program will feature a presentation by Ed Wright, Co-owner, Editor and Publisher, Colonial Roots, a genealogical and local history bookstore in Lewes. For more information, call Ralph Nelson on 875-5418.

Model train & toy show
The annual spring Hartly, Del. Fire Co. Model Train & Toy Show & Sale to be held at the Hartly Fire Hall, Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 140 tables of toys and trains. Operating Train Layout! Tickets $3, Spouse $2, kids under 12 are Free with an adult. Easy Parking - Breakfast and lunch served by Fire Company Auxiliary - Door prizes every hour. Hartly is 10 miles west of Dover, – from the north, Del. Route 1 to North Smyrna, then Route 300 (Wheatley's Pond Road) West to Rt. 11 (Arthursville Road) to Hartly from North Baltimore, I 95 to Rt. 896, South to US 13, then follow above route. Call Allen at 302-492-3755, evenings/weekends for information.

Laurel Senior Center trip
Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-2536.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip, "All Shook Up," on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m., Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members. "All Shook Up" is a hot-rod musical that takes place during 1955. The musical has 24 Elvis Presley tunes that will kick start memories and have you jumping out of your seat. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 629-4939.

AARP #915 Bus trips
AARP #915 are planning bus trips for 2008. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 17-20, cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-673-7856.

Longaberger bus trip
The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 10-12. Package includes tour of Longaberger's home office, homestead, factory store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual Spring Fling during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and Dash for Baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 245-8842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.

Sight and sound trip
A bus trip to see 'Daniel and the Lions' Den' at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George's United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.

AARP Chapter #1084 trip
May 21-23, 3 days-2 nights. Cost is $420 (double occupancy), included are: two breakfasts, two dinners, and one box lunch. Enjoy a bus ride through the Allegheny Mountains and a stop at Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms before going on to Thomas, W.Va., for some shopping time. Arrive at Canaan Valley Resort for your dinner and lodging. Day two you ride three trains! The New Tygart Flyer, Cheat Mountain Salamander, and the Durbin Rocket, including a box lunch. Day three, a visit to Blackwater Falls State Park before departing for home. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Cancellation insurance available for $36.

Adult Plus+ offers trips
"Jazz It Up" at the New Orleans-themed 2008 Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 4. In "We Love Lucie," Peter Nero and the Philly Pops take a journey down memory lane with Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on Saturday, March 8 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Don't miss the chance to see the Philadelphia Flyers vs. the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 8 in Philadelphia. Enjoy a fun evening with Celtic stories at the "Irish Celebration Dinner" on Tuesday, March 11, at the Dublin Steakhouse in Selbyville.
On Wednesday, March 12, experience the wonders of the eight Smithsonian museums located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Don't miss "Stars on Ice," choreographed by skating icon Scott Hamilton, on Thursday, March 13; enjoy an exciting musical celebration of some of the biggest names on the Las Vegas Strip in "Pop goes Vegas!" with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 15 in Baltimore.
On Saturday, March 15, begin to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early by experiencing Irish music in "The Chieftains-Sounds of Ireland" at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Continue the celebration on Monday, March 17, with a "St. Paddy's Progressive Luncheon" at three different restaurants in the beach area. Take a bus trip to New York to see a show, shop, or go sight-seeing in New York on Wednesday, March 19. Enjoy time on your own to explore the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 29. For complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips, call Delaware Tech at 856-5618.