Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 21, 2008
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Seaford's Farmers & Artisans Market Come out between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and noon on Saturdays to enjoy the Seaford Farmers & Artisans market at Kiwanis Park. Enjoy a vast selection of locally grown produce while strolling the park with your friends and family. Take home delicious tomatoes, squash, peppers, and melons. Select unique, handmade jewelry, glassware, and paintings for yourself or those on your gift lists. Most importantly, come out to the park and share the spirit of community. We're 'Going Green' in Seaford, and invite you to be a part of this one-of-a-kind market during August. Aug. 23: Give-away Day - door-prizes to be given away to shoppers Aug. 30: Musician Tony Windsor from 10 a.m. to noon and 'feedback day' - stop at registration table to jot down your comments on the market so that we can plan for the 2009 season. For additional information, contact any committee member: Jeannie Conner, Beverly Hutton, Erroll Mattox, Faith Robinson, Lynne Betts or Sonja Mehaffey. Messages may be left at 629-3949.

Seaford library IHOP fundraiser The Seaford District Library is pleased to announce that we have joined with IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations on any day with any meal and return the receipts along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards and the receipts in order to receive the reimbursement.

Seaford District Library events
  • "Vines and Vessels" Christian Writers Group will meet at the Seaford District Library's meeting room on Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 9 a.m.
  • The Celiac support group will meet in the Seaford District Library's meeting room on Monday, August 25, 2008 starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Seaford District Library Board Meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 26, starting at 5 p.m.
  • "Lights Camera Action!" The Seaford District Library is having "Movie Night" on Thursday, Aug. 28, starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County.
  • The Seaford District Library is currently looking for people who are interested in representing a foreign country for our "Annual International Festival" to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sign up at the Seaford Library front desk before Oct. 14. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.


  • Art Show at the Seaford Library The Seaford District Library is proud to announce it will be hosting it's 2nd annual art show on Sept. 5 & 6 from 12-4 p.m. This will be a multi-medium art show with many different forms of art, from oils to wood. Come and show your support for your local artist and enjoy the beauty that they create. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.

    Annual Power Picnic Employees, retirees, friends, and their families are invited to join in for a get-together of old friends from the Power House, Power Service, and Waste Treatment on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m., at Soroptomist Park, Seaford (across from the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road). Cost is $5 per adult; $2 per child (4 years to 12 years). Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and sodas will be available. Bring your favorite covered dish. We will begin eating around 2 p.m. Call Sharon Cordrey at 846-3396 or 629-1618 for more information.

    Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, Sept. 7, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904 or Crystal French at 629-4481.

    Yard sale Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $10 each. Rain date is Sept. 20. Call 875-7143.

    Seaford class of '88 reunion The Seaford High School class of '88 20th year reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the banquet center next to Jimmy's Grill Restaurant in Bridgeville. The reunion will be held from 6-10 p.m., with a cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7. The cost for the event is $75 a couple and $37.50 for a single ticket; this includes dinner and entertainment. Contact Cathy Hastings (Maas) at dcat5186@hotmail.com, Lexie Ketterman (Kingree) at lexketterman@gmail.com or Angie Zebley (Mitchell) at angie@tullramey.com with contact information. If you have any information about any other classmates, provide that as well. Anyone interested in helping please let us know.

    DuPont 25-year dinner The 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 5, at the Laurel Fire Department. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113, or Connie Keene at 629-3377.

    Church seeks craft vendors Christ Lutheran Church need craft vendors for its Christmas bazaar to be held on Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - $20 per space. Contact Joan at 628-3601. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.

    Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

    LAUREL EVENTS:

    Biff Lee Pig Pickin' 40th District Rep. Clifford "Biff" Lee will be holding his 21st annual "Pig-Pickin" at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event is from 4 until 7 p.m. Plenty to eat and a good time for all with door prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling 875-5448, or at Small Insurance, South Central Avenue. They are also available at the door.

    Annual Youth Fishing Tournament American Legion Post 19 in Laurel will be holding their annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23. The hours are 9 a.m. through noon and you provide your own tackle. Registration is at A & K Enterprises on Central Avenue. Age groups are 4-7 years, 8-11 years and 12 to 15 years. There is no entry fee and it is a catch and release program. Parents - join your children for a day's fun on Records Pond and Broad Creek.

    LHS former grads dinner The annual fall get-together of former athletes, band members and interested Laurel High School graduates is on Sept. 12 at the Georgia House with a 4 p.m. social hour and dinner, followed by the Laurel football game. Remember the stories from previous years and bring some new ones. Tickets call Craig Littleton at 302-875-7445 or 302-462-7450.

    Ruritan Club holds BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 30, at O'Neal's Antiques & Estate Jewelry on Rt. 13 in Laurel. The barbecue will be from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. and the cost is $6 per dinner. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

    Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (chicken / dumplings), on Sept. 20, noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately two miles south of town. For any further information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

    LHS Class of '63 plans reunion Laurel High School's Class of '63, 45th reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Lakeside Community Center in Long Neck. We are in need of up-to-date addresses. If you have not received your letter contact Janet Lynch LeCates 875-3955, or Sandra Kellam Russell 875-5985, or e-mail russellsk@dmv.com.

    LHS Class of '78 plans reunion LHS Class of '78, 30-year-class-reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Beach House "Tiki Bar" at Bargain Bill's in Laurel. Light finger food will be served, cash bar $15 per person from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. DJ will be provided. Dress is casual. For more information contact Jan Conaway Allen at 443-614-0338, Gale Hall Daugherty at 410-626-3214, Tammy Hastings Whaley at 302-228-7267, Tammy Myers Wharton at 302-258-7371 or Sue Pressley at 302-875-3968. Send checks to Jan Allen, 110 Tracey Circle, Laurel, DE 19956.

    LHS Class of '87 reunion The LHS Class of '87 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Georgia House restaurant in Laurel at 6 p.m. Invitations have been mailed to those classmates who have been located. If any classmate did not receive information contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or call 628-4140.

    LHS Class of '88 plans reunion LHS Class of '88 twenty year class reunion dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 5 p.m. at the Beach House in Laurel. We are also planning other events around that weekend. We need your help. Contact the committee with your address information at reunioninfo2008@yahoo.com, call the reunion hotline 302-280-6655, or register on classmates.com to help us connect to everyone.

    LHS Class of '93 reunion planned Laurel High School's class of '93 is scheduled to celebrate their 15th reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. It will be held at Trap Pond State Park's screened pavilion. We are in need of contact information for the following classmates: Gary Anderson, Eric Bailey, Jennifer Belong, Greg Bernal, Shawn Crites, Dangelle Dixon, Allery Elder, Brandy Gilchrist, Michael Greene, Sam Hastings, Gail Hearn, Michelle Hindt, Nick Horsey, Jeff Howard, Patrick Johnson, Robyn Justice, Aaron Kellam, Kenneth LeCates, Martin LeCates, Tracy Matthews, Misty McKinstry, Carlos Mitchell, Christina Morris, Bodny Olivince, Jason Pfeilmeier, Traymane Savage, Karen Short Townsend, Twana Stanley, John Stevens, Sean Vincent, Mark Walsh, Chris Walston, Nikki Webb, Antonio West, Albert Wooters, Jason Young and Ami Zimmerman. If you have contact information for any of these classmates, contact Michelle Rogers Moyer at 875-2563 or mmoyer19956@yahoo.com.

    LHS class of '98 reunion planned Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones by email megj22@comcast.net or phone 302-841-5835 with your contact information.

    Laurel Library Reading Program The Laurel Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program has come to a close. Twelve teens were selected in the grand prize drawing to receive a limo ride to Barnes and Noble in Salisbury to spend a $35 gift certificate. Of the 54 teens that signed up for the program, 39 teens completed the Teen Summer Reading Program by reading at least five books over the summer. Teens in the Summer Reading Program read over 700 books. The Friends of the Laurel Public Library generously fund the Laurel Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Basket bingo fundraiser The annual basket bingo fundraiser for the Laurel Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, Aug 26, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. The $20 ticket will give players "double" bingo cards and one ticket for the raffle of a large, Longerberger storage basket. A 2008 Holiday Hostess Basket will also be won by another lucky raffle winner. The traditional 50-50 will also be offered along with free desserts, drinks and snacks. Hot dogs will be available at $1 each. The Laurel Historical Society members donate delicious homemade treats for this event each year. Tickets can be bought at the door, but for advanced ticket reservations call 875-9427 or 875-4217 and leave a message. Profits from the event will be used to maintain the society's properties and collections. Efforts are now being made to raise funds to repaint the society's headquarters, the Cook House, which is open for public visits each Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 875-2820 or email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.

    GREENWOOD EVENTS:

    Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Basking in Books," continues through Aug. 25. It is open to all 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school.To participate, please register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book enjoyed; these entry slips enter you in weekly drawings for prizes as well as for a grand prize to be awarded on Aug. 25. For further information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks, in Greenwood.

    Golf Tournament Greenwood Mennonite School announces their 6th annual benefit golf tournament to be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a scramble tournament open to groups and individuals. Registration is from 7-8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. A shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served and prizes awarded at 12:30 p.m. The $100 entry fee per golfer includes the continental breakfast, golf, lunch and prizes. The non-refundable deadline for entries is Sept. 12. Sponsorships by businesses, individuals and churches are available in Gold, Ace, Eagle and Birdie categories. Sponsorships are tax deductible and need to be registered by Sept. 5. Come out and enjoy a great day of golf, fun and fellowship! For more information and to register for the tournament contact Dwayne Landis at 302-236-6822. Entries and payment can be mailed to: GMS Golf Tournament, Attn: Dwayne Landis, P.O. Box 309, Greenwood, DE 19950. Celebrating 80 years of Christian education, Greenwood Mennonite School is an inter-denominational Christian school serving students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. For more information visit our web site at www.gms-flames.org or contact our school office at 302-349-4131.

    Big Saturday yard 'n' flea sale The Town of Greenwood is having their annual Big Saturday yard 'n' flea sale and are offering 10x20 vendor spaces for $10 to whomever would like to set up tables and participate with residents. The date is Sept. 6 (rain date Sept. 13) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables must be set up by 8 a.m. Call 410-227-1621 to reserve your space or for more information. So plan to set up or visit Greenwood on Sept. 6 to do some treasure shopping and bargain hunting at the Big Saturday yard 'n' flea sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, they will be hosting a "Strut Your Stuff" pet fashion show. If you would like to participate, call 443-614-3420 for more info. It's free and all pets are welcome. Registration for the pet show starts at 11 a.m. and event is at 1 p.m.

    BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

    Historical Society's Museum The Bridgeville Historical Society Museum will be open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from June to October from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William Street, Bridgeville.

    IHOP Family Night every night The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.

    Trinity Golf Tournament The 5th annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The tournament is a charity event to raise money for the Trinity Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. In 2007 the tournament succeeded in raising over $20,000.

    Searching for ancestors Are you searching for your ancestors? Do you need guidance to begin your family tree? Are you stuck or do you need help organizing your research? The Bridgeville Public Library will provide genealogy consultations facilitated by Alice duBois Min on the last Saturday of each month – Aug. 30, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 – from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up is required. Call the library at 337-7401, or e-mail Alice at famgen88@comcast.net. For special needs contact Karen Johnson 302-337-740

    DELMAR EVENTS:

    Golf Tournament St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar is excited to announce our very first annual golf tournament, to be held on Monday, Sept. 8, at the scenic River Marsh Golf Club, located at the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt in Cambridge, Md. Start time is 8:30 a.m., with registration from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. The cost is $100 per single player or $400 per team. For local businesses, $100 silver sponsor includes a professionally printed 18 x 24 tee sign or $450 gold sponsor will register a foursome of golfers in addition to a tee sign. All fees include a buffet lunch with awards ceremony to follow. There will be many great prizes for 1st through 3rd place men's and women's teams, as well as great prizes for longest drive and closest the pin. Visit www.ststephensumc.com, or call Jamee Elliott at 302-846-9501, or Tom Jewell at 302-846-2525 for tournament sponsorship or registration information. Registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 25.

    Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds from the sale going to the local community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 apiece. The price of the lid, with a Delmar and Wildcat logo, is $30. Liners and dividers are available upon request. For more information or to order a basket please contact King Lion Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or kragera@verizon.net.

    Delmar church sandwich sale A sandwich sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line). It will feature: oyster, crab cake, soft crab, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs. Baked goods and yard sale will also be available.

    Delmar Happenings There will be a BBQ chicken dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Includes: 1/2 chicken, with baked beans, cole slaw, roll & dessert for $7. Benefit Relay for Life. Advanced tickets only. Call church office at 846-9501.

    SURROUNDING AREAS:

    Spaghetti and meatball dinner An "all-you-can-eat" spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, beverage, bread and dessert, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, 4-6 p.m. Donation $8. Eat in or carry out. Call 629-7117 or 337-8836 for tickets or information.

    Embroiders' Guild open house The public is invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Sussex Chapter of The Embroiders' Guild of America, Inc. The Open House will be held on Monday, Oct. 13 from 12:30 util 2:30 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Refreshments will be served and there will be demonstrations of various forms of needlework. Those attending will also be able to work on a project to take home and view the needlework on display. The Sussex Chapter welcomes new members and meets the second Monday of each month. September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center. Come and learn, have fun, and share the good companionship with other stitchers. All levels of stitchers are welcome. For information contact, Carolyn at 302-947-1949.

    Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral For 23 years, the "Friends of Summer" have mourned the passing of the summer tourist season at Bethany Beach. The 2008 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is celebrated on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, beginning about 5:30 p.m. at the north end of the boardwalk. In addition there is the Jazz Funeral Silent Auction held on Friday, Aug. 29, 3-5 p.m. at Bethany Blues Restaurant to support the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life program.

    Amish Country Bike Tour Come out and join us for the 22nd annual Amish Country Bike Tour that will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. Cyclists from near and far will enjoy Kent County's rural Amish countryside with four food stops and your choice of 15, 25, 50, 62 or 100-mile loops. The Amish Schoolhouse food stop is the most famous for the Amish-made pies and pastriesÉ.always a favorite among the riders. All routes begin and end on Legislative Mall in historic downtown Dover. A catered lunch and free entertainment are included in the registration fee. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Central Delaware YMCA Youth Programs and the Amish School House. Registration is now open. Participants can pre-register online at www.visitdover.com/events; or by contacting the Kent County Tourism Office at 800-233-5368. The deadline for the early bird registration is Aug. 22. Participants should take advantage of the reduced rate and no lines at check-in. For more information on the Bike Tour, contact Kent County Tourism at 800-233-5368.

    TOPS looking for new members TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss group whose mission is "To support their members as they take off pounds sensibly." They feature exceptional fellowship, weight loss and healthy living for a nominal fee of $24 per year. It is a program that is non-profit and extremely affordable. They are non-commercial and there is no food to buy and no sales to be made. Why not do yourself a good deed and join us? Call 629-8216 for further information.

    Georgetown Public Library events
  • The Georgetown Public Library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri.
  • The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its monthly book discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on "The Language of the Threads" by Gail Tsukiyama.
  • The Georgetown Public Library is having a movie matinee at 2 p.m. on Fridays until Aug. 22.
  • "Do You Know What to Do If a Disaster Strikes" will be presented by the Sussex County Citizen Corp on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. This informative program will address how to prepare yourself and your family on what to do if a natural or terrorist-related disaster happens. Preregistration is required to attend.
  • The Delaware Dept of Agriculture (DDA) is having an egg decorating contest. In preparation for the contest DDA will be holding an information session and egg decorating workshop at the Georgetown Public Library on Sept. 3, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. All participants must register for the contest by Sept. 15 and all eggs must be submitted for judging Oct. 15. Judging will occur in the State during the last two weeks of October.
  • The winning egg from each country will be submitted to the American Egg Board to be judged against other participants from across the United States. The top egg for the State of Delaware will be featured in the White House Decorated Egg display in the spring. For more information call the library at 856-7958 of the DDA at 302-698-4500.

    Grandparents United hold Pizza Night The Sussex County Chapters of Grandparents United DE is holding a pizza night and meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The meeting is being held in the Child Development Center at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, which is located in back of the College. A limited number of back to school backpacks, other school supplies and winter coats will also be given out. In order to receive these items, you must be a relative caregiver of a child. There will be a door prize given out as well. Bring your grandchildren as we will have childcare available. For more information, please call Deb Fales or Joanne Hammond at 302-628-6892, or Maureen Leary at 855-5855.

    Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held on Monday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists will include The King's Ambassadors, Two Mile Road, Jimmy Passwaters and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received

    Rotary Collecting School Supplies The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club will set up a booth to collect school supplies at Greenwood's upcoming "Big Saturday" celebration on Sept. 6. The club will also have a flea market sale at the booth with proceeds to be donated to the elementary school. Items needed include pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, rulers, crayons, markers and backpacks. Cash donations will also be accepted to be used toward the purchase of uniforms required the Woodbridge School District. People may bring their donations to the Rotary tent at the event or drop them off at Chick's, U.S. 13, Harrington, where supplies are also being collected for Lake Forest students. The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Peoples Too Restaurant in Harrington. For more information, call 398-3898.

    Lewes High School class of 1958 The Lewes High School class of 1958 will hold its 50th year reunion on Oct. 18, 2008 at the Virden center, Pilottown Road, Lewes. A letter of information on the reunion will be mailed in early spring but addresses are needed for the following classmates: Peggy Haire Kreer, Charles Robertson, James Carter, Larry Dennis and Bill Price. If you were a member of the Lewes High School class of 1958, but did not graduate and are interested in attending the reunion, or if you have information for any of the above, call the reunion committee at 645-2387.

    ESPF looking for sponsors Jeff Fields is looking for a few good men. More specifically, he is seeking those who would like to play the role of a sponsor at the Eastern Shore Baseball Foundation's 6th annual Maurice L. Fields, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament. The Friday, Oct. 17, shotgun start fete is slated to begin at noon at the Green Hill Yacht and Country Club in Quantico, Md. Fields runs the tourney in honor of his father, one of the original co-founders of the ESBF, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of professional and amateur baseball on the Eastern Shore. The tournament has thus far raised more than $20,000 for college scholarships for area baseball players and golfers. Sponsors are rewarded with a plethora of incentives including recognition at the awards banquet and listing in the tournament program and ESBF website link. For more information, contact Fields at 443-783-4920 or at esbf@comcast.net.

    Organist in concert The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present Gail Archer, international concert organist, lecturer, and recording artist in concert Sunday, Aug. 31, 4 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes. She will also conduct a master class on Monday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m., at St. Peter's. The public is welcome to the concert and the master class. Donations will be accepted. Archer has performed this summer in the U.S., Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. She performs regularly at festivals worldwide, including the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina and the Bach Festival at Rollins College in Florida.

    Chamber's Arts Festival The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce's (BFACC) award-winning 30th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival is Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features jewelry, art glass, pottery, sculpture, watercolor and oil painting, basketry, woodworking, and much more. The event is bigger and better than ever this year. The BFACC is excited that this year's show will showcase more artists than ever before. Thanks to a larger pool of applicants, and strong support from the Town of Bethany Beach, the show will be expanded to include three street festival areas, with entertainment, at Second Street, Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street. Artists will stretch the entire length of the boardwalk. For more information contact the BFACC at 302-539-2100.

    'Touch-A-Truck' event The MOMS Club of Rehoboth Beach Area will be hosting a Touch-A-Truck event to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Big K (Kmart) parking lot in Rehoboth Beach rain or shine. Kids of all ages will love to visit the trucks set up for their exploration, such as a fire engine, dump truck, crane, ice cream truck, police vehicle, tractor, and so many more. Admission will be $5 for ages 2-12; everyone else is free. Children will not be admitted without a responsible adult. Touch-A-Truck will also feature mini-train rides, face painting, raffles, and refreshments. Free goody bags will be given to the first 500 children to arrive. To receive more information about the MOMS Club of Rehoboth Beach Area, e-mail momsclubde@gmail.com.

    MEETINGS:

    Trap Pond Partners meets Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer non-profit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit www.trappondpartners.com.

    SHS Alumni meeting The SHS Alumni Association will resume their monthly meetings on Thursday, Sept 4. The meetings are held at the downtown Seaford Museum and begin at 7 p.m. Call Donna Angell with any questions at 629-8077.

    SCWDC meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be Richard S. Cordrey, Secretary of Finance. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Catherine King 628-4812.

    Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The CHEER Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more details: Call Joyce Smirk, secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.

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

    Bridgeville meeting change The Bridgeville Commissioners' regular meeting at Town Hall in Bridgeville has been changed. Please note, the meeting was first changed to September 22, however, it became necessary to reschedule the meeting to September 16, at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

    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. For more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

    TRIPS:

    Senior Center trips Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre.

    Travel with Delaware Tech Make friends and have fun traveling with trips offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On Aug. 27, view the soaring musical "Phantom" based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in Ardentown.
  • Watch "Young Frankenstein," Mel Brook's wickedly funny twist on Mary Shelley's classic story, on Broadway on Aug. 27.
  • On Sept. 18, attend a one-night-only concert event with American folk singer Arlo Guthrie and the NSO Pops as part of the Kennedy Center's "Arts Across America" celebration.
  • On Sept. 25, enjoy Judy Garland's captivating and timeless songs performed by Broadway veteran Linda Eder with the NSO Pops led by Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch.
  • Tickets are now available for trips to two National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Pops shows at the Kennedy Center in September, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College.
  • Take a cruise from Crisfield, Md. to charming and historic Tangier Island on Aug. 30. For more information about these or other trips, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-856-5618.


  • Longaberger bus trip Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd's Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd's Bear Country Basket Fest. Join collectors at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Aug. 23. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. Longaberger Basket giveaways will take place every hour! Cost is $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information call Renee Morris at 245-8842 or email at RGMorris93@comcast.net.

    Bus trip to Nashville Seaford will host a trip to Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 13-17. Cost of $799 per person/double occupancy includes lodging at the Opryland Hotel, performance of Radio City's "Christmas Spectacular" featuring world-famous Rockettes, Fantasy in Ice, holiday dinner show featuring Louise Mandrell, most meals, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information call Frances Horner at 629-4416.

    Bus Trip to N.Y. City Bus trip to N.Y. City, Saturday, Oct 25, to the American Museum of Natural History to visit "The Horse" exhibit. Fee is $65/person includes bus fare and admission to the Exhibit. Reservations must be paid and received by Monday, Sept 1. Bus will board approx 7 a.m. in the Sears parking lot at the Dover Mall. Call Mary Everhart 302-659-0460, or Paula Barto 629-5233, or visit website www.delawarequinecouncil.org.

    Seaford AARP trips Money has to be paid in time to make reservations for all trips.
  • Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains for 4 days. Stay in Laconia, N.H. at the Margate Resort Hotel with seven meals included. Cost is $650 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter's Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Hampton Pewter, and more. Have a five course dinner served aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train during your two hour ride! Then ride the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad before taking a cruise on a 230' ship across Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Nov. 19 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania to see the comedy: "Deck The Halls And Clean The Kitchen." Cost: $65. Bus leaves Seaford Peebles parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 5 - The American Music Theater to see "Christmas Show." Cost is $65. Enjoy holiday songs and comedy sketches. Also an appearance of Santa. We will also have time to Christmas shop at the Rockvale Outlets and have lunch on your own before going to the theater. Must sign up now. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on these trips.


  • AARP Chapter #915 trips
  • Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314.
  • New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856.
  • Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.


  • Trip to Radio City Seaford Recreation's 17th annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is set for Sunday, Dec. 7, and is now taking registrations. The cost is $145 and the seats are in the orchestra section. The cost includes a charter bus and there will be a few hours after the show to shop and tour NYC. Call 629-6809 for more information or to sign up.