Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Year's Jamboree Dec. 31
On Sunday evening, Dec. 31, the Seaford Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association will hold their New Year's Jamboree at Asbury United Methodist Church, Sharptown, Md. The Jamboree will start at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join in the music, praise, and fellowship. There is no admittance charge. A love offering will be accepted to further the work of Country Gospel Music through the Country Gospel Music Association. Light snacks will be provided. For further information call 629-9689, Jerry and Jeannie Jones.

Fun & Games afternoon
Spend Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, with family and friends playing games of yesteryear at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Victorian parlor games, board and card games will be set up to play indoors. If weather permits outdoor games will also take place. Pre-registration is requested. Participation is free, although museum admission is required for non-members. For additional information and to register for this event please contact the museum at 302-734-1618. DAMV is a 501(c)3 private non-profit educational organization located at 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.

Holidays Decorations
Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware, have decorated their home and office for the holiday season. This year, for the first time, they have a drive through display, and invite the community to drop by. The display will be open every night from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. Nethken and Webster are placing a donation box at the end of the drive-through and all money received will be given to the Seaford Kiwanis. Nethken is a past president of the Seaford Kiwanis and believes the services they provide for area children are vital to the community. To view the holiday display, travel west on Middleford Road (towards Georgetown) to Stop sign. Turn left and Cut'Em Up Tree Care's display is on the left. This year's drive-through holiday display will run through the New Year.

New Year's Day Breakfast
New Year's Day Breakfast at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel, serving from 8 -11 a.m. Menu: Chipped beef on toast, sausage, bacon, scrapple, scrambled eggs, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. Price is $6 per person, age 6 and under are free. Service personnel on active duty are invited to share breakfast for free. Call the post. Must sign up at the Legion Home and pick up tickets. Cut off date is Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Jan. 13, 14, and 20 and 21, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.

Texas Hold'em Tournament
The Georgetown Fire Company Texas Hold'em Tournament previously scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. $100 entry fee and two $25 rebuys. Refreshments will be available. To pre-register call 302-856-6723.


Airport meeting
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 10 a.m. If there are any questions, call 855-7770.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization met on Dec. 7, to discuss the future of the Hearns Pond Dam. At present, H.A.P.P.E.N. members are concentrating their efforts on working with DNREC and local politicians to ensure that the dam is repaired to standards that will benefit all parties, both individuals and businesses, who are affected by its operation. H.A.P.P.E.N. will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

Equine Council meeting
The monthly meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy @ 629-5233.

New Century Club
The Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at noon at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar. The guest speaker will be Gianni DeVincent Hayes, Ph.D. Ms. Hayes, the author of 14 published books, has been on speaking tours around the world. If you would like to find out what The Laurel New Century Club is all about, come and join us for lunch, fun and fellowship. New ladies are always welcome. For additional information, please call Dianne Thompson at 875-5126.

Georgetown's AARP Chapter
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Jan. 8 at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. April Willey will be speaking about the Retired Senior Volunteer new programs and initiatives. Cost of the lunch is $13.50 per person. Call Anita Wright at (302) 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 3. New members are welcome.

Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m., at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.

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

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


Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Saturday, Feb. 24, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, price is $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets or more information.

Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, The Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.


Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Promise Keepers Breakfast
The Promise Keepers of Centenary United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6, in the church dining room, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel; 6:30-s10:30 a.m.; $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-12. Benefits college scholarship fund.

All-you-can-eat breakfast
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 7, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.

Sandwiches and soup sale
A sandwich and soup sale benefiting Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Serving chicken salad sandwiches and oyster sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, and peas and dumplings. Call 846-2530 or 846-3314 for ticket information.


Photographs at Laurel, Bridgeville
The Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries are now displaying a new exhibit featuring photographs of residents of these communities that have been taken from the collection of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as Hometown Delaware, this new project by the Archives is an effort to identify the individuals in its vast collection of more than 500,000 images. Working with patrons of the Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries, the Archives is hoping to identify the community residents in these photographs. Most of the photographs on display date from the 1940s and will include school athletic teams, graduation classes, musical bands, and a variety of other pictures. The exhibit will be on display at the libraries through the end of December. The Hometown Delaware project will continue in different towns throughout the state for the next several years. For more information about the project, call Lori Hatch at the Delaware Public Archives, (302) 744-5067.

Seaford District Library events
Here is what's happening at the Seaford District Library for Dec. 28, 2006-Jan. 4, 2007:
  • Have you ever wondered what Kwanzaa is? Kwanzaa is not a substitute for Christmas or a religious holiday. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates the traditional African American values of family, community responsibility, commerce, self-improvement, creativity and culture. Please join Tanya Ricketts, Madge Bogle & Girl Scout Troop, 1132 for a Kwanzaa Celebration here at the Seaford District Library on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. This program is suitable for all ages.
  • The Library will be "Closed" on Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of "New Year's Day." We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m.
  • Come join us for an hour of fun at "Story Time", on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Your preschoolers will enjoy hearing stories, singing, and making a take home craft.
Upcoming events:
  • Heat up with a Hot Title during the "Seaford District Library's First Adult Winter Reading Program" coming in Mid-January, entitled "Warm Your Soul and Toes with a Hot Book." Registration will start on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The program will run through Tuesday, Mar. 13. There will be a third, second, and Grand Prize Drawing at the closing celebration, as well as weekly prize drawings throughout the eight-week program. Keep watching for more details in the coming weeks. For ages 17 and up only.
Programs are free and open to the public.

Laurel Library programs
Adults in the Western Sussex area are invited to participate in upcoming programs at the Laurel Public Library, starting after the 2006 holiday season. Starting on Fridays in 2007 at 10:30 in the morning and continuing each Friday in January and February, people who love to read are invited to gather weekly in the second floor reading area at Laurel Public Library for a time of informal sharing of books and authors. While not planned as a formal book discussion group, this time will be set aside for eight weeks for book lovers to meet with other readers who share their passion for reading. The meetings will be self generated with topics and format to be decided by the group participants. It is tentatively set to last for one hour. Also starting on the first Friday of January and continuing on the first Friday of each following month, the Laurel Public Library will be offering a new time for genealogist. Called "First Friday Family History Helpline" this time will be set aside on the first Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Staff will be available in the second floor Family History Area to help researcher get started in the process of finding information on their ancestors. While success is not promised each researcher, the process of discovering ancestral ties will be explained as well as an overview of some of the genealogy materials available in the library's Delaware collection. A special evening of Broadway music will be presented by Clear Space Productions on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Doug Yetter and Ken Skrzesz will provide a program of entertaining and informative musical theatre songs and their impact on America from an historical perspective. On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, noted storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be telling stories and legends from the Delmarva area at the library. Rounding out the library offerings will be the on-going Thursday morning knitting group, informally called the Knit-Wits. Needle crafters of all sorts are invited to join the group in the second floor reading area at 10:30 each Thursday for an hour of shared interests. More information on these programs can be obtained by contacting Norma Jean Fowler at the Laurel Public Library or by visiting the library website at www.laurel. lib.de.us.

Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter
Dance 'Puttin' on the Glitz'
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year's 1930s theme, "Puttin' on the Glitz," will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary's annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about "Puttin' on the Glitz" can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.


Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Defensive Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP 2-day Defensive Driving Course will be on Jan. 8 and 9. Cost is $10. To sign up for the course call 875-2536.

AARP driver safety course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.