Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 07, 2007

Summer Camp at ECS
The folks at ECS Summer Camp know that families are busy, involved in activities and taking vacations, so they want to make sure you know that whether you need them all summer, just a few weeks or perhaps a few days during each week, they are available. Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday beginning June 11 and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.

Poodles Only Dog Show
The Salisbury Md. Kennel Club is proud to announce that we will again be host to the Poodle Club of America's Poodles Only International Dog Show, to be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and other places in the area from June 9 through June 15. The public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee for any of the events. Un-entered dogs are not allowed on the premises. Also, note that the Salisbury Md. Kennel Club will coordinate with the Poodle Club of America to hold All-Breed Agility Trials Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, at the Crown Sport recreational facility located on US Rt. 13-(Business) south of Fruitland. Trials will begin at 8 a.m. each day.

Little League basket bingo
On Tuesday, June 12, District III Little League will be hosting a basket bingo at the Georgetown Fire Hall located on North Bedford Street, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., refreshments will be provided and concession stand type food will be available for purchase. More than 25 chances to win including the spin organizer, the Laundry and the American Craft Basket. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, call Tara at (302) 536-1262 for tickets or more information.

Summer Reading Program
The Laurel Public Library kicks off its 2007 Children's Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 13, with a 2 p.m. musical performance by CShells, a duo from Virginia Beach for families with children of all ages. Signups for the Summer Reading Program also begin on June 13 and will continue throughout the summer for preschoolers and K-6 students. For more information about our special performances and weekly programs, stop by the Library, call us at 875-3184 or find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Laurel Public Library event
On Wednesday, June 20, Ray Owen will present "A Mysterious Musical Journey," at 2 p.m., and Magician Mike Rose will present Mystery Magic! on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. The library also offers a variety of special-interest clubs that begin the week of June 18 and meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An Acting Club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary - all fun, no pressure. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our Build It! Club. Additionally, the library will have Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK BookTime, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

'Wellness Wednesdays'
Starting June 13, Linda Leonard, the Sussex County Consumer Health Librarian will be offering a program called "Wellness Wednesdays" from 5-7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Laurel Public Library. She will be available each month at this time to meet privately with individuals to offer help locating current information and resources concerning health related topics. This is a free service offered by the Delaware Academy of Medicine. Whether the search is for a book on a particular disease, or a web site for social services, or just help in understanding confusing lab results, Ms. Leonard will direct patrons to current print and web-based information. No appointment is necessary, and a private area for consultation will be available if needed. For further information call Linda Leonard at 302-227-2854, or email her at ljl@delamed.org

Flag Day
The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Flag Day program on June 14, 2007 at 7 PM at their Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, DE. Certificates of Appreciation will be given to several area households who daily fly the American flag. Prof. Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, a social historian who teaches history at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, will speak on "The Real Betsy Ross." The celebration will conclude with the Second Annual Patriotic Auction. Proceeds will benefit "Operation Uplink," a program to purchase phone cards for the active-duty military personnel. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. For more information contact Pres. Michaele Russell at (302) 349-4220.

Teens and Parents of Teens
Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at bshortri@lib.de.us.

Get a Clue at Your Library
The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). The official starting date for registration is Saturday, June 9. Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, Family Movie Nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder: A Mystery Write Offers Some Clues. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. This summer will prove to be one like no other. There will be lots of prizes, lots of reading and fun for all. The adults are going to show the kids how it's done. For More Information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.

Ray Owen at Greenwood Library
Ray Owen, a national recording artist and award-winning songwriter and children's entertainer, will present "History Mystery: Get a Clue @ Your Library," at the Greenwood Library on Mill St. in Greenwood on Friday, June 15, at 4 p.m. Fun for all ages, this interactive program is free and open to the public. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Public Libraries. For further information, contact Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309

Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Festival, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, at Marvel's Carriage Museum in Georgetown. Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., the cost is $12 per person; on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., $24 per person. Weekend, $36 per person - two nights, free rough camping with weekend ticket. For information call 875-2595.

Basket Bingo
The fourth annual Basket Bingo, including Vera Bradley Handbags, will be held in memory of nine-year old, Josh Dickerson. The event will be on Saturday, June 16, at the Delmar VFW. Doors open at 5 p.m.. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Price is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. There will be plenty of good food and snacks available for purchase. There will be 10 games of basket bingo and 10 games of handbag bingo. All proceeds will be donated to "The Make a Wish" foundation. There will be door prizes, special games and large baskets/handbags to be raffled off. For tickets call: Pamela Price at 302-249-2546, Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184 or Sandy Dickerson at 302-846-9761.

Stevens Puppets at Library
Stevens Puppets, a critical acclaimed marionette theatre, will present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Greenwood Library on Mill Street in Greenwood on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Fun for all ages, the program is free and open to the public. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division o the Arts, the Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Public Library For further information contact Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309.

Seaford Recreation Tennis Beginning
Tennis Clinic - June 25-July 18, from 8:30-10 a.m., Monday and Wednesdays, Ages 6-12. Price is $40. Learn basics of tennis. Players are divided by age group and skill level:
USTA Team Tennis - June 26-July 19, Tuesday and Thursdays, Ages 6-14 8:30-10 a.m., Price is $50
Tuesdays and Thursdays, ages 10-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Price is $60
Adult lessons - ages 18 and up
Lessons available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, Price is $45.
Dates and times will be scheduled for the convenience of the instructor and students. Call 629-6809 for more information.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


SHS Alumni Assn. meets
Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold their last meeting until September on Thursday, June 7, at the downtown Seaford Museum at 7 p.m. Any interested graduate or teacher of SHS is invited to attend. For further information please call Donna Hastings Angell at (302) 629-8077.

NAARFE meets
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, June 18, beginning with lunch at the Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford at noon. Following lunch we will be touring the Seaford Museum, located at 203 High St. in Seaford. The tour begins at 2 p.m. at $2 per person. For more information on the meeting or for membership, call Les Martens at 629-9789.

Abbott family 50th Reunion
In 1958, Clarence Abbott and his wife, Addie Evans Abbott of Snow Hill, Maryland, worried that their grown family of 7 children no longer all could gather together. Their children had moved to differing locations in the Dalmarva area, and with the addition of many, many grandchildren, the numbers of Abbotts were growing. They wanted their family to stay close, stay connected, and stay together. So they started an annual Abbott family Reunion. The first one was held at Trappe Pond in Laurel, DE, on August 24, 1958 and 55 Abbott's attended. The Abbott's will on June 23rd of this year celebrate their 50th Reunion. All of the original Abbott's are long gone, but the cousins and their beloved Aunt Catty have kept the group together, honoring Clarence and Addie Abbott's wishes. Milestones like this 50th Annual Reunion are a rare commodity in families today. It is a tribute to their family ties that the Abbott's continue on.

The annual meeting of WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. will be Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Flight Deck Restaurant. The Flight Deck Restaurant is located at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public, however, only members may vote. Membership may be obtained by sending a check to: WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. Levels of membership: Individual, $25; Organizational, $100; Girl Power Delaware Sponsor, $50 per protégé (13-18 years-old). WNSD is a not-for-profit, tax exempt volunteer organization that promotes educational and informational programming in Sussex County for women and girls, through such programs as Girl Power Delaware Leadership Center, an annual Career Fair, i-safe Internet education and awareness workshops, and support for adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse. For more information contact Rhonda H. Tuman, President/Co-Founder, 302 245-0102

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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

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.