Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Leaf removal Left over leaves littering your lawn or lot? Seaford Lions will rake your Seaford City limits location of leaves (for a donation), so you can live leaf free. Call Lion Keller at 629-4179, or Lion George at 629-7982, to set up an appointment.

Battle of the Bands Battle of the Bands is back again for its third annual play off. To register your band you can pick up applications at Seaford Music, call Mr. Brake, or catch Maria Demott at 629-4587 ext. 405. Bands are required to attend a dress rehearsal on Feb. 5, 10, and 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., to review important details for the show. Category prizes will be given to Best Rock, Rap, and Latino groups pending the number of competing groups for each category. The music will rumble on Feb. 27, 6 to 10 p.m. at Seaford High School Madden Auditorium. Pay your $5 dollars before, or $7 dollars at the door. Additionally, an official Guitar Hero competition will be held. See your Aloha Staff for your chance to enter.

Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We start an eight-week session the week of Jan. 5 and 6, and meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.'s OK and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 24-year AFAA-certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Basket & pottery bingo A Longaberger basket and pottery bingo will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m., Games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance (includes an early bird drawing); or $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Baskets are filled. All proceeds go to Nanticoke Senior center building fund. For information call 629-4939.

Elks Lodge The Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 is running the Michael Manning Disabled Vietnam Veteran's Coin Can Drive. Cans have been placed in stores through the area and customers are urged to drop spare change in to help injured and disabled veterans. If there are any questions feel free to call Glenn Beard at 628-2991.

Toys for Tots Century 21 Tull Ramey Real Estate announces that again they are a collection site for the U.S. Maine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Donations are being accepted at both locations, on Rt 13 North of Seaford and at 107 Pennsylvania Ave., Seaford. All toys should be new and do not have to be wrapped. All donations go to Sussex County needy families.

Seaford display For several years Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware in Seaford, have been sponsoring a holiday display at their home and business in Middleford. This year they invite area residents to drive through the display. The drive through will be well marked and will be opening the first weekend in December for residents of the greater Seaford area. The display will be open every evening from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. weather permitting, and will be open through New Year's weekend. Donations are greatly appreciated. From Rt. 13 (Dunkin'Donuts) travel west on Middleford Road towards Georgetown. At the stop sign turn left and the display will be visible on the left.

Prayer breakfast Rise-n-Shine to a prayer breakfast Jan. 19 at Seaford Golf & Country Club starting at 8 a.m. Advanced tickets only; $20. (No tickets will be sold after Jan 15, 2009.) The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Regina Batson, a longtime educator dedicated to Seaford School District. Come out and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet, live entertainment, and gripping power points on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration continues at the Seaford High School from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is only $2. Special appearance by: Artist Earl Hardy Sobers, the Rev. Brian Nixon reciting, "I Have a Dream Speech," also featuring a Teen Summit, open mic, live entertainment, creative dance, vendors, free lunch, step show, MLK Jr. trivia, theme contest, children's games sponsored by the Seaford Parks & Recreation, and face painting by the Seaford District Library, and much, much more. For tickets call 628-1908.

Santa Claus visit On Saturday, Dec. 20, Seaford will welcome Santa Claus - The Shoppes of Historic High Street invite you to join them in welcoming Santa Claus. Retailers will be providing special treats, hot and cold beverages, and finger foods for last minute shoppers. Join us for a day filled with Christmas spirit, special sales, free drawings and pictures with Santa Claus.

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


Toy & coat drive The Laurel Police Department is once again holding a Christmas Toy & Coat Drive. The members of the Laurel Police Department are requesting donations of new unwrapped toys and coats. The items received will be distributed within the Laurel Communnity to those in need this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at the Police Department, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 23.

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

Holiday food drive SunKissed Tanning wants to donate a holiday dinner to four Laurel families who need a helping hand during this holiday season. Our goal is 250 non-perishable food items to be donated by Dec. 22. Help us meet this goal. In return for your generosity, every three non-perishable items you donate, you receive one free tan. You can earn up to ten free tans.

Mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program is seeking dedicated adults to spend one hour per week with a fifth, sixth, or seventh grader. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Library. Contact Kim Trivits or Lynne Betts at 629-7790 for details.

Laurel Library closed The Laurel Public Library will be closed from Dec. 24 - Dec. 28 and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m.. Books may be returned to our drop box on Delaware Avenue. If you have any questions, call the Library at 875-3184.

Amnesty Week Jan. 5 - Jan. 11 is Amnesty Week at the Laurel Public Library. All fines for items that are returned during this period will be forgiven. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Indoor Yard Sale & Craft Fair The Laurel High School Band and Theater Boosters will be holding it's First Annual "Indoor Yard Sale and Craft Fair" on Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Laurel High School Gym. Shopping hours will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., concessions will be sold during the event, and assistance will be provided to anyone in need of help loading vehicles. Donations of baked goods or other household merchandise can be made to the band and theater programs by delivering items to Laurel High School. Individuals and crafters can also rent a 10x10 space to sell your own merchandise and keep your own profits. The rental fee for space is $25. The deadline for renting booth space will be Wednesday, Jan. 7. Contact Mr. Brian Cass at 875-6120 x273, or bcass@laurel.k12.de.us. Please keep in mind that we will be on winter break from Dec 22 until Jan. 5. Emails will be answered during vacation. Proceeds from all donations, concessions and vendor rentals benefit the Laurel High School Band and Theater programs.

'High School Musical' The Laurel High School Drama Club will present its Winter Musical, Disney's "High School Musical," on Feb. 27, 28, and March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on March 1, 7, and 8 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Laurel High School Auditorium. Advance tickets will go on sale starting Jan. 15, by contacting Brian Cass at bcass@laurel.k12.de.us, reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School Office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5. "High School Musical" is a copyrighted production, Book By: David Simpatico. Songs by: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil , Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston. Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by: Bryan Louiselle. Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by: Peter Barsocchini, presented by agreement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.


Christmas concerts You are invited to join the students of Greenwood Mennonite School for their annual Christmas concert series celebrating the birth of Jesus. This Christmas season we will offer two opportunities for you to enjoy traditional Christmas music that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. On Thursday Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. join middle and high school grades. The program will feature the Middle School Choir, the Junior High Chorus, Senior High School Chorale, Ensemble and a combined Mass Choir under the direction of Kevin Yoder. Also featured for the evening will be the Junior and Senior High School bands doing a number of instrumental selections under the direction of Lowell Bechtel. Admission is free. The school is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road between Routes 16 & 36 just east of Greenwood. Visit www.gms-flames.org for more information or call 302-349-4131, to learn more details about Greenwood Mennonite School.


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


Ham and Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Dec. 20, (rain date Dec. 27) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. For cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.

S.C. Genealogical Society The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on the second floor of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Members and non-members alike are invited to enjoy holiday refreshments while we share stories about our research successes and help each other with suggestions to overcome "brick walls." Take a break from frantic holiday preparations. Join our celebrations and discussions. They are open to anyone interested in learning how to search for their family history. Parking is plentiful and the fellowship and refreshments are enjoyable. For further information call 875-5418, or visit our website at www.scgsdelaware.org.


'Narnia' exhibit Nanticoke Senior Centers trip to Franklin Institute 'Narnia Exhibit will be on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, admission to Franklin Institute, lunch at Old Country Buffet, all tips and gratuities. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members.

Myrtle Beach Round trip bus transportation, four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, one box lunch on river cruise with live entertainment, four dinners, luggage handling, step on tour guide, shopping/free time, Broadway at the Beach, four live shows: Legends in Concert, Carolina Opry, Good Vibrations & the Alabama Theatre. Single: $1,171; Double: $885; Triple: $805; Quad: $800. Depart April 13 at 5 a.m., return April 17 at 8:30 p.m. Accommodations: The Caravelle Resort (ocean front rooms) www.thecaravelle.com. Must have full deposit by Feb. 1, 2009. RSVP with a $200 deposit. Contact: Kay Carrier at 875-7877 carrier29@msn.com, or DotWolfgang at 846-2366, dotw10@yahoo.com. You do not have to be a member of the Delmar Alumni Association.

AARP Chapter 1084 March 9-11, 2009  will be Foxwoods in Connecticut. We will stay at the Great Cedar Hotel. Breakfast & dinners are included. The cost is $240 per person, double occupancy.
March 17  Todys Dinner Theater to see "My Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Sept. 12-18  Mackinac Island, Mich. Two meals a day included. Have two days in Frankenmuth and have lunch at the Grand Hotel on the island. Also, ride through the Soo Locks.
Cost: $790 pp double occupancy. To insure a bus seat, reserve your seat early. Contact Rose Wheaton @ 629-7180.

Mt. Calvary UMC Bus trip to Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. sponsored by Mt Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Aug. 8-15. Eight days and seven nights - Cost is $980 per person, double occupancy which includes bus, breakfast, dinner, hotel accommodations, taxes and meal gratuities and baggage handling at hotels as well as admission to such sites as The Cross at the Crossroads (a 198 foot-high cross surrounded at the base by a 10 commandments display), Scout Joplin House "The King of Ragtime" Black World History Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, Grant Farms (Home of the Busch Family), tour of St. Louis and Kansas City, visit to Hallmark Visitors Center, shopping at the Crown Center and many more. Down payment of $200 is due by Jan. 15, 2009  payments thereafter are $130 per month until July 4. For more information call. Mary Jones, 302-337-7335 for more information.


Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. For details call 302-539-9717.

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.

S.C. Advisory committee The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. Agendas a­­nd minutes can be viewed on the countys website at www.sussexcountyde.gov. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Raymond Moore, Chair, at 436-8132.