SEAFORD EVENTS: Class of '59 seeks teacher The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 629-4531.
Underground Railroad On Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Dr. David L. Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware, will offer a Power Point presentation on the Underground Railroad. Dr. Ames will tell how the Harriet Tubman route through Maryland connects with Delaware. His photographs will show specific sites and locations that harbored the slaves as they were escaping. Having this program scheduled for a Tuesday is a departure from the usual Monday night because of the Labor Day holiday. Dr. Ames is a professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Geography and material Culture Studies. He teaches courses in historic preservation and land use and environmental planning. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program in Material Culture. He has done the research for the nomination for the Underground Railroad Historic ByWay and is presently working on the nomination of a Historic and Scenic ByWay for Western Sussex. This program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House. It is open to the public and there is no charge. For further information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
DuPont 25-year dinner The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Firemens Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.
- Story Time for ages 3-5 will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.
- 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.
- Join us at the Seaford Library to celebrate Hispanic Family and Culture on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Bring your children in for crafts and story time that will enrich their cultural understanding of the Hispanic community. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524.
SHS Class of 1974 reunion Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until 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.
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 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.
Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.
Dinner/Auction Benefit The Laurel American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a chicken and dumpling/stuffed shells dinner, dance, auction benefit for Linda and Jack Chambers on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Tickets are $18 per person or $35 per couple. Jack Chambers has been diagnosed with cancer and, as a result, Linda has had to leave her job. These are two of the most caring and giving people Laurel has to offer. To purchase tickets, you may do so at the Post or call Ann Foskey at 875-0714 or 236-8558.
Ruritan Club BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will hold a chicken bbq on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Ride for Kidsake Dice Run Laurel Police Department's 7th annual Ride For Kidsake Dice Run will be on Sunday, Aug. 30. All motorcycles are welcome. First 200 riders receive a free "7th" Annual Ride for Kidsake event pin. Registration will be held at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, from 9 -11 a.m.; cost is $10 per person. The ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson of Seaford with several "Dice Stops" in between. At the conclusion, food and drinks will be provided at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For additional information, contact Chief Jamie Wilson or Sgt. Derrick Calloway, from the Laurel Police Department, at 875-2244. All proceeds benefit: Laurel Police Department Community Based Programs.
Laurel Chamber Mixer The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by Trap Pond Partners will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park (screened pavilion). Join us for grilled hot dogs and more. Learn about Trap Pond's exciting new nature center from DNREC architect Greg Kindig. Come early for a complimentary pontoon ride starting at 3 p.m. Directions: Use main entrance on Trap Pond Road and follow signs.
Count on Me Club of Bethel Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
Bethel Historical Society From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
Young Writer's Workshop Candy Abbott, author of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp will share some of her techniques for writing stories that will be sure to have your readers wanting more at a Young Writer's Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Public Library.Ê This is a free event sponsored by the Delmar New Century Club and the Delmar Public Library. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but appreciated as there will be refreshments served at the Meet and Greet Book Signing which will follow the workshop. For more information, call Kathy at 302-846-2478.
Sandwich Sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE State line), on Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. until , will be selling: oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, cheese steak subs, hamburgers and hot dogs. There will also be baked goods, a yard sale and car wash. Church phone is 875-7824.
Card & Game Night The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for rook, dominoes and uno or bring your friends to set-up a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Greenwood Cheer Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
'Money Matters' Jessica Mallamace, Delaware Community Re-investment Action Council, presents "Money Matters!" at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This is a free financial education workshop that covers topics such as credit reports, creditors, budgeting, banking, taxes and predatory lenders and other money questions or concerns. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
GMS Golf Tournament Greenwood Mennonite School announces their 7th annual benefit Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 25, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a scramble tournament open to groups and individuals. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun start 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 for businesses, individuals and churches are available: Eagle - $500, Birdie - $300 and Par - $100. Sponsorships are tax deductible and need to be registered by Sept. 5. For more information and to register, contact Dwayne Landis at 302-236-6822.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1-2:30 p.m. 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. Fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.
People's Place Fundraiser The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
Library holds two events The Friends of the Bridgeville Library presents the following events:
- An evening with Kevin Fleming, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.
- Premier Carving and Wildlife Show, Friday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 302-337-7401.
Bridgeville Charity Open The 3rd Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct. 9 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds benefit three local organizations - the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. Last year, $27,000 was raised for these organizations. Tournament format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each of four flights, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for other prizes. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. To register for the event, call Bridgeville's Town office at 302-337-7135 or stop by the pro shop at the Heritage Shores Club. The tournament registration fee is $125 per player and registration must be completed by Sept. 1. Interested sponsors are asked to contact the Town office to learn more about how to help.
Democratic Committee dinner The 35th RD Democratic Committee will hold their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 302-245-7882 for tickets.
Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Association is busy planning the 16th annual Woodland Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10x10' space and $40 for a 10x20' space. For more information and forms,Êcall Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Guard Plane Pull On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. Over 40 teams are expected to compete in 2009. The cost is $500 for the adult divisions, $250 for high school teams. Teams are made up of a variety of people, including clubs, organizations, sports teams, church groups, businesses, corporations, or just 20 friends. For more information, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.
Relay for Life cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
See 'Jersey Boys' with Del Tech The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Smoky Mountain show trip AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one morning show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; non-stop fun and Southern charm at famous Dollywood. Free time in Historic Downtown Gatlinburg and much more. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose's parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.
Seaford ARRP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public: Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. - Visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth after a guided bus tour of the town and explore the unique shops before dinner. Next afternoon, Mackinac Island for a two night stay and have lunch at the Grand Hotel. Also included is a horse & carriage guided tour of the island with a stop off at Arch Rock. Travel thru the Soo Locks to Sault St. Marie. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Standby list only. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. - Tour the grounds, the farms and the winery. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant on the grounds, Christmas shows at Carolina Nights & Wohlfahrt House dinner theaters. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House and take a tour of Asheville. Also included is a stop at the Farmers Market. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
AARP Chapter 5340 trip AARP Georgetown Chapter 5340 has planned a trip to Peddlers Village, New Hope, Pa. Crafts & Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9. Leave Georgetown Square, E. Market Street at 7:45 a.m. Price is $35 per person.
Bermuda cruise A seven-night Bermuda cruise on the elegant cruise ship Celebrity Summit on April 25, 2010 is being offered for under $1,000. Price includes bus transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, New Jersey, and return. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda. Optional tours and activities on the island are available. A deposit of $300 per person is due Oct. 1, 2009. The cruise benefits the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. For more information call 628-3300 or email email@example.com.
Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.
Day trips Enjoy day trips in September and October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Baseball fans will enjoy watching the Phillies vs. Nationals in the new Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Tour the U.S. Naval Academy and learn about naval history at the Academy's Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Enjoy high tea at the Officers' and Faculty Club and lunch in downtown Annapolis. On Saturday, Sept. 19 tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Monument passes will be provided for entry to the base of the statue. Delight in live entertainment and food while enjoying the work of over 350 artists and vendors at the Annual Fall Craft Show in Occoquan, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Don't miss "Broadways Best" featuring 40 songs from 33 shows at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Celebrate the legends of tap in "Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap" seated in excellent orchestra seats on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. On Sunday, Oct. 11, be transported by the uplifting voices of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with epic film scores from the silver screen. Art lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the "Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 15. Bask in the splendor of fall during a narrated 2 hour train ride through Red Clay Creek Valley on the Wilmington & Western Railroad on Saturday, Oct. 17. Spend two nights, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Hotel Edison in the middle of New York City's theatre district within walking distance of a Broadway show, Times Square, or Rockefeller Center. On Saturday, Oct. 24, follow the yellow brick road to the "The Wizard of Oz" at the Dupont Theatre. Enjoy a day shopping, sightseeing or watching a show in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Don't miss the international blockbuster exhibit "Diana: A Celebration" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 29. Visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, or Port of Discovery during a day on your own at the inner harbor in Baltimore on Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
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 629-4939 for details.
Knitting Guild Association The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10-2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-854-6776.
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.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at The Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Ruth Skala at 337-3678.
SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its first meeting of the new school year on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. Any alumni, teacher or former student of SHS is invited to attend the Executive Committee Meeting held at the Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the State Fairgrounds Exhibitors Hall boardroom. Guest speaker is Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM, DE state veterinarian, who will talk about "Euthanasia." Scholarships will be awarded, refreshments and fellowship to follow. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County board meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at Methodist Manor House game room in Seaford at 1:30 p.m. Chapter president request all board and committee members be present to plan events for the remainder of 2009.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Sept. 17, at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will not meet in September. The next scheduled H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.