Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 31, 2007
 
Events

Laurel Library Genealogy Help
The next session of the First Friday Genealogy Help Sessions at the Laurel Public Library will be on June 1, from 1-3 p.m. Held each month on the first Friday of the month, the sessions are intended to offer the public some beginning assistance in using the print and electronic sources that the library has available for local, family history research. For further information call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us

Youth Fishing Tournament
Lower Delaware Bass-masters will be holding their annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 2, at the Milton Municipal Park, assembly and registration area. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the tournament from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There are three age groups, up to six-years old, 7-12-years old and 13- to 15-years old. Everything is free, bait, hooks, hot dogs, soda, train rides, just bring your fishing poles. Fish are checked by measurement and youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The co-sponsors are Wal-Mart ("Take A Kid Fishing") and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge ("Get Hooked on Fishing and not on Drugs"). Rain date is June 3.

Golf club for women
The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), a not-for-profit organization formed in 1991 to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life, is holding an organizational meeting to introduce residents of the Las Cruses Area to the EWGA. This informational meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Heritage Shores Golf Course, 3 Blue Heron Circle, Bridgeville. Organizational meetings are held to introduce the EWGA, its history, mission, goals and objectives to women interested in having an EWGA Chapter in their area, and to identify volunteers willing to help establish a local chapter and serve on the board. No prior golf experience is required and there is no charge to attend. Susan Baker, the local network coordinator working with the EWGA says, "We want to encourage women from Bridgeville and the surrounding areas to attend - experienced golfers as well as women who have never played the game, but would like to learn." The EWGA, with nearly 20,000 members in 120 Chapters in the U.S. and Canada, has taken a lead in promoting women's golf through an array of clinics, events and seminars. In addition, it provides opportunities for women to learn to play golf, improve their skills and gain confidence in their playing ability while maximizing the sport's benefits as a customer relationship and business enhancement tool. To RSVP for this meeting or to obtain additional information about this local Chapter opportunity and directions, please contact Susan Baker at raeofsunshine1@yahoo.com or call 443-944-2717. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the EWGA at (800) 407-1477 or by logging onto www.ewga.com.

Nanticoke Senior Center Cruise
On Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m., the Nanticoke Senior Center will have a cruise to St. Michael's. Cost is $33 for members and $38 for non-members. Please pay when you sign up at the front desk.

Seaford graduation
The Seaford High School is having its graduation ceremony at the Bob Dowd Stadium on June 1. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Graduates need to be in the gymnasium between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m., dressed in cap and gown for the senior class picture.

Summer camp offered by Elks
Seaford Elk's Lodge #2458 is sponsoring a number of children, ages 9-13, to attend the Elks Camp Barrettin Crownsville, MD (West of Annapolis.) The dates are: Boys, July 8 - 24, Girls 15 - 21. For more information or for an application form, call 628-3607 or 628-2991.

Delmar Charity Walk
The Delmar High School is sponsoring a Charity walk on June 2 in conjunction with the Day in the Park. It will begin at the school and end in the park. The charity for this year is the Jody Reid Scholarship Fund. For more information or to make a donation call 875-9722.

New Century Club Yard Sale
The Laurel New Century Club will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 2, at 8 a.m., 502 South Central Ave, Laurel, near the old post office. There will be household goods, books, kids stuff and a whole lot more. Refreshments and baked goods will be available. Rain date is Saturday, June 9.

Seaford Department of Recreations
A USTA Tennis Free-4-All will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 3-5p.m. at the High School Tennis Courts. Free afternoon of tennis, hotdogs, and soda and an opportunity to sign up for our tennis programs. Rackets will be provided. Also on June 18-22 a childrens tennis free-4-all called Little Smachers will be held. Ages 4-7 are welcomed. Price is $25 and the sessions will be held from 8:30-10 a.m.

Texas Hold-Em Tournament
On Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center, located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. CHEER is sponsoring a Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament. Pre-registration of $100 is open until midnight of June 4, and entry fee at the door is $125. Checks should be made payable to CHEER and mailed, along with name, address, and phone number to: P.O. Box 735, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Dealers and staff will be provided by Delaware Fundraiser Charity, Inc. (DFC). Food will be available for the evening. Mark your calendar and plan on joining the fun, remember seating is limited! For more information call DFC at 302-226-2406 or John Culp at CHEER 302-856-5187.

Bass fishing tournament
The Laurel Fire Department Inc. will be hosting a bass fishing tournament on Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Phillips Landing boat ramp. The cost is $80 per boat with an optional $10 lunker pot. All proceeds will go to the Laurel Fire Department Inc. For further information or to register contact Kevin Brumbley at 302-462-5139

4th annual "Balling for God"
The Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 4th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Webb Avenue in Laurel. The Sussex County AIDS Council will be on hand giving out pamphlets and information about this rapidly growing disease and to provide free HIV/AIDS testing. The age brackets for the basketball tournament are 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. There will also be a foul shooting contest. Trophies will be awarded. There is entertainment for the younger children as well. There will be food and fun for everyone. Vendors are invited. For more information contact Sherita Belle at 877-0987 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Beauty Pageant June 9
The 4th annual Miss Tri-State Pageant is seeking contestants ages five and up to compete on June 9, at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md. For more information call 302-846-0388 or 410-641-6436.

Get in shape at Delaware Tech
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and now is the time to get in shape through fitness classes offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. There are a variety of options offered at the college, including aerobics, cardio/weight training, personal training, belly dancing, toning classes and yoga. Golf and horseback riding are offered off-campus. The Owens Campus gymnasium complex is now open five nights a week until 7 p.m. and includes state-of-the art cardio/weight training and exercise equipment, a mirrored exercise room, a basketball court and complete locker rooms for men and women. Certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors are on-site to provide guidance toward individual fitness goals. For more information, call 854-6966.

Kids' Fest Invites Exhibitors/Vendors
Community organizations, particularly those serving youth and their families, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Kids' Fest to be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event provides fun and games, education and entertainment while supporting youth activities in Southern Delaware. It features a Healthy Kids Expo, a Teen Idol Youth Talent Contest, free entertainment, a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an inflatable fair and carnival games. Activities are planned to attract teens as well as the younger crowd. Throughout the day, Nemours Health and Prevention Services will spotlight its "5-2-1 Almost None" message aimed at promoting good nutrition and physical activity among youth. Combined with all the fun on tap, this makes Kids' Fest a great opportunity for community organizations to participate and to highlight their activities and services. Participation is free to non-profit organizations. Kids' Fest coordinators ask only that each organization provide a hands-on activity for young people as a part of the event. Kids' Fest is a family friendly and affordable event. Admission is $1 per person; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day. For more information, call 302-398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or visit the website: www.kidsfestde.org.

Vera Bradley Beach Raffle
Vera Bradley Beach Raffle, sponsored by Laurel Lioness, a Capri blue beach tote, beach hat and beach sandals. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. Winner will be announced on June 7. For tickets contact Dianne at 875-5126, or Karen at 875-2662, or any Lioness.

Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact: Glen.Stubbolo@state.de.us, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.

Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at terps19947@yahoo.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Volunteers Needed
The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.

Delmarva's Day in the Park
Your family is invited to a big day of fun at the 31st Annual Delmarva's Day in the Park Festival on Saturday, June 2. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You'll enjoy food and drink, craft tables, children's games, door prizes, attractions, drawings including our 50/50, live entertainment and more. That's June 2, at the State Street Park in Delmar. Vendor applications may be obtained by calling 302-846-3336 by May 25. Sponsored by the Delmar Chamber of Commerce.

SSA Anounces Swim Team Sign Ups
The Seaford Swimming Association will hold swim team sign ups at the pool on Saturday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 6, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. for member children. Fittings will also be taking place for the team swim suit. SSA opens for the summer season on Memorial Day Weekend and is welcoming new members. For further information call 629-8773.

Golf

Kiwanis Tournament
Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year's winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

Meetings

Teen Chess Club
A Teen Chess Club will meet on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on June 7 and 21 and July 5, at the Seaford Library. For more information call 629-2524. All programs are free and open to the public.

Ski Cub All Club Picnic
The Wilmington Ski Cub All Club Picnic will be held Wednesday, June 13, from 5 p.m. to dusk at Paper Mill Park in Pavilion #1. Paper Mill Park is located at the intersection of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Sunrise Drive in Newark. This is a rain or shine event. New members are welcome. For more information about the picnic or joining the club, contact the WSC Hot Line at 302-792-0656 or visit www.wilmski.org. The Wilmington Ski Club was founded in the 1960's and is the only state-wide ski club in Delaware. WSC is a non-profit sporting and social club open to individuals 21 and over, and to families. The primary mission of the club is to promote and foster the sports of skiing and snowboarding.

Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesdsay, June 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Tony Windsor. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners etc. that we do.

Women's Democrat Club meeting
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. on June 21, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Blue Water Wind Company. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Lunch will cost $13.00 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.

Laurel Public Hearing
The Mayor and council of the Town of Laurel will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 4, 2007, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow citizens to comment, ask questions, etc. on the proposed FY2008 Town of Laurel Budget. The public hearing will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall Board Room, 205 Tenth St., Laurel. The proposed budget is available for review at the Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is also available on the town's website, www.townoflaurel.net

Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners
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. For information, call 875-5153

Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Toastmasters
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.

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.

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.

Visually Impaired Support Group
A Visually Impaired Support Group meets at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting is June 7. Mr. Robert B. Gray, MA, CRC, NCC is the facilitator. Anyone with a vision problem and their caregivers are invited to attend. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle, Resident Activity Coordinator at 628-5631.

Delaware Equine Council
Monday, June 18, 7 p.m. at the AmericInn, Harrington with guest speaker Carol Schlotzhauer sharing info on AQHA Trail Riding Program. Refreshments served and all those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.

LHS Class of 1997 plans reunion
Laurel High School Class of 1997, is planning a 10-year class reunion. A meeting will take place on June 21, at 7 p.m. at Anissa's home. If anyone is interested in attending or helping please contact Anissa Brittingham "Pusey" at 875-0806 or kaegenbritt@hotmail.com; or Jessie Walls "Holmes" at 875-8720 or wjesryan@aol.com.

Trips

Adult Plus+ trips
Active seniors can broaden their horizons this June with a variety of trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Travel to the Reading Market in Philadelphia; take in a Phillies game; or "see Europe" during a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. On June 13, enjoy a firsthand look at the historical, culinary and medicinal value of lavender on a trip to Lavender Farms, or spend a day at the Smithsonian on June 26. Also in June, visit the Hillwood Museum in Washington, D.C., or visit a 35-acre sculpture park and museum. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

Trip to Franklin Institute
Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Tutankhanmun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs at The Franklin Institute will be on July 24. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for non-members. The trip includes: Motor Coach Transportation, a lunch at the Old Country Buffet, admission to the exhibit, and all tips and gratuities. Pay when you sign up at the front desk.

Laurel Senior Center trips
June 4 - A day in Ocean City, Md.
June 14 - Choptank Riverboat Luncheon- Suicide Bridge $38.
July 10 - Smith Island Cruise-Luncheon, $40.
For more information call 875-2536.


Cruise benefits Relay for Life
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is announcing her next "Cruisin' for the Cure" fundraiser cruise, sailing from New York City on Jan. 26, 2008, for 11 nights to the Southern Caribbean on the new Norwegian Gem. Fare includes a chartered bus to the dock. Due to an enthusiastic response, only one cabin remains. Call Carolyn at 629-4471 for complete details.

SDR trips
The Seaford Department of Recreation is planning the following trip; Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.

Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

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. These include: 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.

Trip to Annapolis & Naval Academy
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to visit Annapolis and the US Navel Academy Tuesday, Sept. 18. View the film "To Lead and To Serve." Afterwards there is a guided walking tour of the Naval Academy to the Visitor's Center to browse the museum, and to shop and explore Annapolis. Board the Harbor Queen at the Annapolis City Dock and enjoy a 40-minute narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the US Naval Academy. Lunch is on your own at Phillip's Restaurant. The deluxe bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 7:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 6 p.m. The cost for each person is $60. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Deadline date is July 1.

Food

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

Blades Fire Hall breakfast
An all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth Street, June 3, from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Costs are adults $7, and children $3. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and Firemen.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
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.