Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season from Saturday, June 13 to Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at email@example.com or 302-245-9494.
'Send a Kid to Camp' Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The "Send a Kid to Camp" project features a series of "parking lot" performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Upcoming locations for the "Parking Lot Tour to Send a Kid to Camp" include:
Friday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Windsor will be featured in different area business parking lots to help raise awareness of the Boys & Girls Club program, including its "Summer Fun Club." He will perform popular country music, Motown and classic rock of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s, while promoting the "Send a Kid to Camp" project. Contributions can be made at the performance booth. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789.
- Grotto's Pizza on U.S. 13 in Seaford:
Blades VFC 75th anniversary Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The "Buckeye" Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave, and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50" x 3.75" and sells for $45 each. The American Traditions Basket Company has been a family owned business for 15 years, specializing in making hand woven American hard maple baskets, customizing each basket order for fundraisers and corporations around the country. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment. You will be notified when your order arrives.
Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the Spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
- Are you a railroad enthusiast or have a green thumb and enjoy spending time in your garden? On Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. you can learn how to combine these two passions during our "Rail Road Gardening" program. Master Gardener Mary Noel will teach us how to do this while on a budget. Call 302-629-2524 for more information.
- The Seaford District Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action." The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
- Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required.
- Toddler Tales Story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required.
- 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date. Call the library for details.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, June 9 at 6 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action." The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
- Starting Wednesday, June 24, Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time will combine and meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. during the Summer Library Reading Program.
SSA opens this weekend The Seaford Swimming Association will open for the 2009 season on Memorial Day Weekend. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered throughout the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit www.swimssa.com.
Class of '98 reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion on Friday, June 26 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPS open house TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) will hold an open house on Tuesday evening, June 9, to introduce their program to anyone interested in losing weight. TOPS is a non-profit organization with an annual fee of $26. For more information, call 628-1618 or 629-8216.
VFW Post 4961 events On Saturday, May 23, VFW Post 4961 will hold the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include AYCE pig, hot dogs, hamburgers, draft beer and soda. For more information contact Clark Saunders.
Easter Seals fundraiser Schwan's fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals will be held at the Century 21 Tull-Ramey office on Rt. 13, Saturday, May 23 from 10-2 p.m.
Free car wash Saturday, May 23 10-2 p.m. at the Century 21 Tull-Ramey office on Rt. 13. Car wash will benefit Sussex Tech Key Club. Donations appreciated.
Delaware Teen Challenge Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 629-2559.
Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by an Avon representative called, "Bentley the Bear." This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like "Bentley" donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.
American Legion Auxiliary Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two - $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.
Laurel Ruritan Club barbecue The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds to benefit local charities.
Annual ALS walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its First Annual ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease walk on Saturday, May 30. It is an hour walk and can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held at the Laurel Middle School's hockey field. There is no registration fee; the formation of teams is encouraged. There is a minimum donation of $50 per team. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is a terminal illness that affects as many as 30,000 people annually. For more information contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at the Laurel Middle School, 875-6110.
'Fish'n for Sight' The Laurel Lions are getting ready for the 2nd annual "Fish'n For Sight" Tournament, June 6. Getting sponsors to pledge their support is necessary to enter the tournament. One completed pledge sheet will enter two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum or A & K Enterprises by the bridge, or any Laurel Lion. The tournament on June 6 is a free fishing day in Delaware, which means no license is needed, in addition to the free fishing license a free lunch will be for all fishermen with completed pledge sheets. There also will be prizes, fishing rods, tackle boxes, and trophies. All prizes based on the biggest fish. The tournament will take place at Johnny Janosik Park, June 6, 8 a.m. Rain or Shine.
Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members are $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
AARP Driver Course An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, June 8. This refresher course will be held from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. You must register in advance and have had the AARP Driver Safety Course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Budgeting workshop Samuel F. Slabaugh Sr., a certified financial planner professional, of EST Financial Group will present a one hour budgeting workshop at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Yard-Bake-Craft Sale Todd's Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Stimulus Package, Yard-Bake-Craft Sale on May 30 (rain or shine) beginning at 7 a.m. Hundreds of items, new and used: master bakers table, garden plants, clothing, hand-woven baskets, hand stitched totes and handbags, hand-crochet kitchen helpers, cemetery silks, brands (Longaberger & others), some furniture. Follow signs on Rt. 16 to Todd's Chapel or (if rain) Todd's Community Center.
Visit to Salisbury Zoo The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit the Salisbury Zoo on Friday, June 19. We will leave the center at 10 a.m. and the zoo at 2 p.m. Cost, which is $4 for members and $6 for non-members, includes transportation and a picnic lunch. The public is invited to attend. For reservation or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Beginning computer classes Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first & third Thursdays, each month beginning in May from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in May and June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Craft supply swap The Craft Supply Swap at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
Wii Fit at CHEER Center Wii Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, Delaware. Wii Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. By playing a little every day, you can work toward personal goals of better health and fitness. To begin training or for more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Friends fundraiser 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 reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Public Hearing The Board of Trustees of the Bridgeville Public Library invites the community to a public hearing to discuss the future of the current library facility on Thursday May 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall. For more information call Karen Johnson, Director at 302-337-7401
Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 25, 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Please join us for this special recognition of our veterans.
Mt. Calvary UMC events Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville will host the following events: Saturday, June 6, 8 to 10 a.m., All u can eat pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's. Breakfast sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir with proceeds benefiting Atmosphere of Praise Ministries and Mission Trip to Africa for Stacy Waters-Hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee. Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact Stacy at 302-228-7884, Pat at 302-245-8969 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.
Twilight Cheerleading Camp Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Twilight Cheerleading Camp from Monday, June 8 to Thursday, June 11 at Delmar Middle/High School from 6 to 8 p.m., for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For details call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 26.
Ryan Long Memorial Race Harrington Raceway will host a race in memory of Army Spc. Ryan Long on Thursday, May 21 at 5:15 p.m. Ryan, a 1999 Seaford High graduate, was killed in action on April 3, 2003 in the war in Iraq. There will be live harness racing and dining available in the clubhouse. Harrington Raceway invites everyone to come out and participate in this night of racing. For clubhouse reservations, call 302-398-5920. For more information, call 875-7768 and ask for Keith White.
Chicken/dumpling fundraiser A chicken/dumpling fundraiser dinner will be held May 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bethel Church Community House - west of Seaford, at north end of Oak Grove Road. Eat-in or carry-out. Price of $8 includes dessert. For tickets call Eleanor Russell 410-754-8681 or Lucy Slacum at 629-7117.
Chinese Auction Georgetown AARP 5340 will host a Chinese Auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be many wonderful items to choose from. Call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.
Heritage Day in Harrington The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
Garden walk in Georgetown Enjoy a garden walk on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sussex County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden. Visit with the gardeners and enjoy the spring blooms. The garden is located at 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. For more information, call 302-856-2585, ext. 540.
Ruritan Club All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.
Laurel Senior Center trips Smith Island - Luncheon and Cruise, May 26, Cost $41. Myrtle Beach - Shows, Sun and Fun, June 1-5, Cost $639 Double. Call Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536 for further information.
Seaford AARP trips offered Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips, all open to the public. All trips leave from Peebles parking lot in Seaford. July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa. to see a show called "Singin'in the Rain." Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $79. September 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. to see "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," a comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. His last wish includes ashes scattered on his favorite beach, which happens to be a nude beach. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m. Cost: $70. September 12-18 Mackinac Island, Michigan. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth with a guided tour around town to show points of interest. There will be a visit to Christmas Wonderland after the tour. There will be a surprise activity the following morning before you are off to explore these Barvarian shops on your own. Then the ferry across to Mackinac Island where you will have a carriage tour around the island, including a stop off at Arch Rock before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for a buffet lunch. Time to tour the island on foot, bicycle, or horse & carriage before turning in for the night. Next stop is Saulte St. Marie to have a boat ride thru the Soo Locks before exploring the town and ending the day at the Kewadin Casinio. Cost: $790pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Enjoy lunch on board the train and then enjoy time back at the railroad museum before departing for home. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - Ashville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estates at Christmas. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark, on the grounds and then a candlelight tour of the Biltmore.Visit the farms, winery and the grounds. A Christmas show at the Carolina Dinner Theater and also at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Cafe'at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and a bus tour of Ashville, N.C. Bus leaves 7 a.m. Cost: $589pp double. For more information on any of these trips, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers, and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call the center for more information, 629-4939.
Bethel UMC trip Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single. Includes three Gaither concerts. Call 302-875-5448 for more information.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386.
Republican Club The 40th District Republican Club will meet at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Shaun Fink will be our guest speaker for the evening. For more information, call Monet Smith at 302-875-7384 or Larry Calhoun at 302-875-7595.
Young Republicans The Sussex County Young Republicans will meet on Thursday, May 28 at the law offices of Tunnell and Raysor located at 30 E. Pine St. in Georgetown (behind the County Administration Building; park behind the building). The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. All young Americans ages 13-29 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 302-875-7384.
SCRWC meeting The May meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:45 a.m. The featured speaker at this luncheon meeting will be House Minority Whip Dan Short who will give members and guests an update on recent legislation. The "Bit of Broadway, Act II" that was scheduled for the evening of June 12 has been postponed until next spring. The cost of the luncheon is $15. To make reservations, call Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. For more club information and club activities, visit www.scrwc.net.
Republican Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Vicky Marquis of Trinity Distribution Services. She will talk about the Trinity Foundation, a charitable organization established by Trinity to offer assistance throughout Delaware. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch from the menu is optional. For further information call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on June 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. Join us in welcoming guest speaker, Pat Ewing, the new Sussex County Democratic chairperson. There will be a "Meet & Greet" at 6:30 p.m., following the meeting at 7 p.m.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.
S.C.W. Democrat Club The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club to meet Thursday, May 21, at 5:30 p. m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The Guest speaker is Karen Weldin-Stewart, Insurance Commissioner for Delaware. Contact Catherine King for details and reservations at 628-9080 or e-mail Ladyedk@comcast.net. Members are asked to bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.