Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt March 25
Laurel Post 19 American Legion annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m. at Laurel Middle School playground for children 12 years and younger. Rain date is Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. same place.

Laurel Lions to hold Dinner Theater
The Laurel Lions Club will hold its annual Variety Show on April 12-14. The theme this year is "Viva Las Vegas." The dinner theater night will be Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and will feature a three entrée buffet with dessert and beverage provided by "My Turn to Cook." The price for the dinner and show combination ticket is $17. Only advanced tickets will be sold! If you would like to make reservations to attend the dinner theater night on April 12, contact Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Craft and yard sale March 24
The Galestown Church will have a craft and yard sale on Saturday, March 24, at the Galestown Community House. Chicken salad and oyster sandwiches will be available. For more information, call 410-883-2149.

Model Train & Toy Show March 24
The annual Spring Hartly Fire Company will present a Model Train and Toy Show and Sale to be held at the Hartly Fire Hall Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be more than 140 tables of toys and trains Lionel, AM Flyer, Marx, Scale trains, ERTL, Hess trucks, farm toys, racing collectibles, Hot Wheels, Miniatures, Matchbox, pressed steel, Star Wars, and Fire Service Collectibles and an operating train layout. Tickets are $3, spouse $2, and children under 12 free w/adult. Easy parking. Breakfast and lunch served by Fire Company Auxiliary. Door prizes every hour. Call evenings and weekends 302-492-3755 for information.

Senior Center Open House March 15
Nanticoke Senior Center is celebrating 36 years of service and is inviting the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The special speaker for the event will be Rep. Danny Short and special entertainment will be Earl Radding and Helen Lind. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available.

Lions club variety show
The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 54th Annual Variety Show, "Ships A'Hoy," on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at the Woodbridge High School auditorium. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any Bridgville Lions Club member or at the door. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.

Free Rita's Water Ices
On March 21, Ice + Custard = Happiness at Rita's Water Ice as they celebrate "The First Day of Spring" by giving away a free, 10-ounce Italian ice to every guest. In its 14th year, this annual Rita's tradition has become a true rite of spring, with more than 3.5 million cups of ice given away since 1994. From noon until 9 p.m. on March 21, all of Rita's 400-plus locations will scoop out an estimated 640,000 cups of lip-smacking goodness.

Read Aloud Delaware March 27
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Vera Bradley Bingo
The Laurel Lioness Club will present a Vera Bradley Bingo on March 27, at the Laurel Fire House, 10th Street, Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Plenty of great refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 from any Lioness; at the door; or call Dianne Thompson, 302-875-5126. All profits are put back into the community.

Town of Delmar spring cleanups
The town of Delmar will hold cleanup days on April 10 and 11 in Delmar (Md.) and April 12 and 13 in Delmar (Del.). April 11 and 13 are the dates for the town's Public Works department to finish any streets they did not get to on April 10 and 12. Items such as tires, appliances with Freon, and propane will be picked up for a fee. Contact town hall to arrange for those items to be removed.

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt
The Delmar Kiwanis Club will hold and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Delmar High School football field. The rain date for the event, which is for children ages 1-10, is Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m.

Concerned Citizens spring yard sale
The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will be sponsoring a Spring yard sale on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State Street park. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 5. Contact Melane Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levadnuk (302-846-9574) for vendor information.

Yard Sale March 24
St. John's UMC, Seaford, will hold their annual Vendor/Yard Sale on Saturday, March 24. Personal tables are available to rent for $10, and business tables are $20. Alternatively, items can be donated to St. John's Dorcas Circle for sale at their table (no clothing or shoes). To reserve a table or for more information, call 628-0329.

Fudgie Wudgie chocolate show
The NHS Auxiliary will present "Fudgie Wudgie," the gourmet chocolate and fudge road show on Friday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gourmet fudge, pecan caramel turtles, chocolate covered marshmallow pops, pretzels gone wild, bark, chocolate covered Oreos and more. Proceeds will benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

Genealogist program March 21
The Bridgeville Public Library's Genealogical discussion group will present a genealogy program on March 21, 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on William Street in Bridgeville. Shirley A. Herndon will be speaking about Bounty Lands. Mrs. Herndon is a professional genealogist and is also an adjunct professor of art history at Wesley College in Dover. For more information contact the Bridgeville Public Library at 302-337-7401.

Equine Council Fund Raiser
"A Casual Country Affair", dinner, dance, auction will be held March 23, 6-11 p.m. at Del. State Fairground, Harrington, in Exhibitors' Hall. Tickets available now through March 13, $25 a person, dinner buffet/hors d'oeuvres provided by Marilyn Smith Hastings, music by "Wild Horses"(country/50's-60's), cash bar, live and silent auctions. There will be a surprise introduction at approximately 9 p.m. Come join the fun, very casual attire. For more information, call Paula Barto 629-5233.

Homemade Easter Eggs
Christ Lutheran Church is selling their Homemade Easter Eggs: Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Coconut Cream, now through March 28. First ever and still the best on the shore, $3 each. Call 629-9755 or 629-9751.

Miss Seaford pageant
Applications are now being accepted for the Seaford Lioness annual Miss Seaford pageant and the first 10 applications are being accepted for the Little Miss Seaford Pageant. The Pageants will be held on March 23, at the Seaford High School. Candidates must be freshmen, sophomores or juniors but do not have to attend Seaford schools. Candidates must live in the Seaford area. Winner will receive a small scholarship and a cash prize. For more information or to pick up an application contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884, or stop by Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150.

Two Chicks Barn Sale
Local antique dealers will host a special spring barn sale on Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, noon-4 p.m., featuring primitive and shabby chic furniture, antiques, collectibles, house- wares, great garden goodies, Easter items, and much more. Discover a wonderful world of affordably priced and delightfully displayed treasures in a restored 1940s barn at 36225 Columbia Road, Delmar, DE. 19940. Call 846-3137.

Mystery Dinner Theatre
Mystery Dinner Theatre featuring The Mystery of Montley's Manor, on March 15 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan Church, Laurel. Costs $20 per an adult and $10 for children, 8 to 18 years old, includes dinner and show. A $5 charge for babysitting for children 7 and under includes dinner. This is open to the public. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending International Youth Convention. Call the church office at 875-5380.

Golden Dragons acrobats
The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Civil War and Beyond
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has received two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composer-arranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.


Sussex County Airport meeting
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, April 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

Olde Seaford Block Watch meets
Olde Seaford Block Watch is holding a Neighborhood Meeting on Monday, March 19, \a 7 p.m. at the Seaford Police Station. The program will be about protecting yourself from scams.

Trap Pond Partners, March 14
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. Call 302-875-5153

AARP Chapter #5340
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet April 2, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with a luncheon at noon. Guest speaker will be Paula Schatz Marketing Manager of the Methodist Manor House. The topic of her talk will be retirement choices. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright (302) 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by March 26. New members are welcome.

Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Pat Malinchak speaking on "Growing up in the Military." All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

NARFE Chapter 1992 meeting
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, March 19, at noon, at the Flight Deck Restaurant located at the Georgetown Airport. Speaker for this meeting will be story teller Ed Okonowicz, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. All federal employees who wish to protect their retirement benefits are encouraged to become a member of this organization. For more information, call Les Martens, president, at 629-9789.

Equine Council meets March 19
The Delaware Equine Council will meet Monday, March 19, at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington, at 7 p.m. All those interested in horses are welcome! Questions, call Nyle, 422-4094, or Peggy, 629-5233.

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. 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.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

Geologist to speak at Ag breakfast
John Talley, director of the Delaware Geological Survey and state geologist, is the featured speaker at the Friends of Ag Breakfast on March 16 at 7:15 a.m. in Dover. Talley will discuss the occurrence and availability of ground-water resources in the coastal plain of Delaware and current and projected water demands for agricultural and non-agricultural water use. He will share his thoughts on potential conflicts that may arise from competing demands for water due to projected population growth during the next 25 years. The breakfast will be held at the Modern Maturity Center at 1121 Forrest Ave. in Dover. Cost is $15. To register, or for more information, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.

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.


AARP Trip to Tutankhamun Exhibit
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the King Tutankhamun Exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 15. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 8:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 8:30 p.m. Lunch is on your own. The cost for each person is $52. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Deadline date is March 31.

Seaford WPS Branson trip
The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine-day trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Bus Trip to English Town, N.J.
A Bus Trip to English Town, N.J., Saturday, April 7, at 5 a.m. from Bridgeville. From Hurlock, Md., 4 a.m. Price adults $25; children 12 years and under $12.50. For more information call Miss Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135 or Mrs. Melva Hill, 302-628-1242. Money due no later than Saturday, March 24. No Refund.

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.

Overnight Trip to Atlantic City
Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows including: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.


Sussex Chix benefit dinner
The Sussex Chix softball team will be holding a benefit dinner on March 23 and 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge High School cafeteria. Menu will include Ham, baked fish, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, tossed salad, baked pineapple, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $7.50 for tickets bought in advance, $8.50 at the door and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call Shawn Bowman 398-8273.

Appreciation Luncheon
An Appreciation Luncheon honoring Sister Ruth Belle sponsored by Queen of Sheba Chapter #4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation from Laurel, will be held Saturday, March 17, noon to 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, Donation is $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 302-629-3655.

Spaghetti Dinner
The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of pasta sauces and desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 or $30 per family. Children 3 and under are free, and takeouts are available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more information, call 349-4131.

Lenten fish dinners
Fish dinners each Friday night through March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Adults $7 and children $3. Includes "heart smart" flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade cole slaw, greens beans, and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

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.

Milford Unity BBQ
The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.


Laurel Class of 1997
Looking for addresses for the Class of 1997, who graduated from Laurel Sr. High School. Call or email Anissa Brittinghm at 875-0806, kaegenbritt@hotmail.com


Basket Bingo March 24
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will present Basket Bingo Night on Saturday, March 24 at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Door open at 6 p.m., with games beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature Longaberger baskets. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available from Kiwanis members, Soil Service, or the Star's office. Participants must be 18 to play. For more information, call 284-3701.

EAC Basket Bingo April 5
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 5, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the 5" through 13" Round Keeping baskets as door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call, 302-629-6611, ext. 2417.

Auxiliary Basket Bingo
The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will present a Longaberger Basket bingo on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Raffles: Dogwood Nested Plant Stand Set and Crock Basket Bundle, small, medium, large, and extra large. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets call Heather at 302-846-3314 or Crista at 410-896-3773.

Free Tax Assistance
AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax counseling, preparation and e-filing from Feb. 1 through April 15 for taxpayers of all ages with emphasis on those 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:

  • Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939.
  • Seaford District Library, 402-North Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524.
  • Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309.
  • Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401.
  • Delmar Public Library, 101 North Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, Del., 846-9894.
  • Laurel Public Library, 101 East Fourth St., Laurel, 875-3184.

Evening appointments available at the Seaford District Library location only. All other locations are daytime appointments. Service is also available for homebound individuals.