Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 14, 2007
 
Events

Basket and Handbag Bingo
The 4th annual Basket Bingo including Vera Bradley handbags in memory of nine-year-old, Josh Dickerson, will be held Saturday, June 16, at 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, so come hungry. There will be 10 games of basket bingo and 10 games of handbag bingo. All baskets will be filled. Come out for an evening of fun. All proceeds will be donated to: The Make a Wish Foundation. There will be door prizes, special games and large baskets and 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. "This bingo is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company."

"Our State Fair!" exhibit
The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" June 28 through Aug. 5. Hear the 1920's "Delaware Fair" song, enjoy vintage film of earlier Delaware State Fairs, view the original 1920 Fair ledger, read the inscriptions of past winners on the Governor's Racing Trophy, see the gavel made from the wood of the original 1919 Grandstand, plus peruse the many photos and memorabilia covering the Fair from 1919 to 2007. Will you find yourself in the picture? Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.

Coastal Community Enhancement
"Sussex Communities: Growing Better," a workshop sponsored by the University of Delaware's Coastal Communities Enhancement Initiative will be held Thursday, June 28, in Georgetown. "UD professionals will discuss the Initiative and overview growth issues in Sussex Communities," said Bill McGowan a co-leader of the Initiative. Thomas Hylton, author of "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns," will keynote the workshop. Registration and light refreshment start at 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the University of Delaware's Ann V. and Elbert N. Carvel Research and Education Center. Lunch will be served with pre-registration required. The program starts at 9 a.m. with Thomas Hylton, "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns." According to Hylton, "The best way to save our farms and forests is to rediscover our traditional cities and towns." At 10 a.m. a panel on "The Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative" moderated by Bernard Dworsky, co-leader of the CCEI will discuss the first year of the Initiative. Panel members will include researchers and professionals from the University of Delaware. At 11 a.m., a presentation and discussion "Growth Scenarios for Sussex Communities" will demonstrate several possible growth scenarios using Community Viz an ArcGIS extension for land use planning. The presenters are Chuck Donley of Donley Associates and UD professionals. The workshop is free but advanced registration is required. Contact: Carrie Sterling, 302-856- 2585, ext. 574 or e-mail: CSTERLIN@udel.edu to register or receive a brochure.

Democrat Club Raffle
The Western Sussex Democrat Club is holding a raffle for a prize of $1,000. There are only 300 tickets being sold and the drawing for this prize will be held at the club's annual picnic July 16. The winner does not have to be present for the drawing. Tickets cost $10 and are available from any club member or by calling Betsy Davis, the club president at 875-7091. Tickets may be purchased and paid for by check made out to Western Sussex Democrat Club and mailed to the club president at 205 Eighth St., Laurel.

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 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 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 begin at 8 a.m. each day.

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.

Flag Day
The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Flag Day program on June 14 at 7 p.m. 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). 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.

Longaberger basket bingo
There will be a Longaberger¨ basket bingo on June21st at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, alt. 13, benefiting the Seaford Parks and Recreation Youth Sports Programs. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature basket combinations including the Journal and Foyer Basket, Medium Oval Gathering and Hamper Basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm and refreshments will be available. For more information or ticket purchase please contact Darnell Savage or Tammi Thompson at 629-6809.

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 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.

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.

Golf

Nanticoke hospital tournament
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding its 21st annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For details, call 629-6611 ext. 2404.

Bridgeville Inaugural Tournament
The Town of Bridgeville has announced the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds from the event will benefit three local organizations, which include the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club, and the Bridgeville Senior Center. Joe Conaway, president of the Bridgeville Town Commission, is organizing the event in cooperation with volunteers from the local organizations. Conaway said, "Our town prides itself on its collaborative spirit. It has truly been a pleasure to work with our volunteer committee to develop a first-class golf outing that will benefit these terrific civic organizations." The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to golfers in both male and female foursomes. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package to commemorate the inaugural event will also be provided to all participants. In addition to challenging golf on Bridgeville's new course designed by the world-renowned Arthur Hills, participants will enjoy a delicious luncheon in the newly opened club house at Heritage Shores. The clubhouse ballroom can comfortably seat 650 people and features a state-of-the-art audio/visual system that will be used for tournament scoring. Major sponsors for the benefit tournament at this point include Allen & Rocks, Inc., Lennar Homes, and Providence of Brookfield Homes. The Tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and the registration fee is $125 per player. .Registration must be completed by Sept. 1. For more information about the event, contact the Bridgeville Town Office at 302-337-7135, or visit the tournament web page at www.townofbridgeville.net.

Meetings

Friends of the Laurel Library
On June 19, at 7 p.m., come to the Annual meeting of the Friends of the Laurel Library. It is sometimes not enough to go to a dinner or send in the money for a membership fee. Sometimes what is really needed is energy and spirit and a willingness to pitch in. The payback is watching people of all ages benefit from the excellent programs that the Laurel Library offers. The payback is the camaraderie of working with other people of like mind who want to make a real difference. And the Friends really do make a significant difference in the lives of the people of Laurel. This year the Friends of the Laurel Library will once again host the 4th of July Book Sale at the Laurel Library from 10 AM to 2 PM. A large selection of books will be offered at very low prices. There will be ice cold water for sale as well as other items to benefit the Friends. Every dollar made by the Friends goes to benefit the library and, as the Friends are a non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

SCWDC meeting June 21
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.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. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.

Republican Women's Club meeting
The June meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:45 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. An exciting meeting is planed with Sen. Charley Copeland, future gubernatorial candidate, and Ken Kerson, Rudy Guiliani's front man, as speakers. This is the club's last meeting of the summer. The next meeting in September will be a fashion show sponsored by Twila Farrel and Cool Spring. Visitors are welcome and lunch will be served at a cost of $15. For reservations contact Nancy Gunn at 302-537-4355. For more information on the meeting see the club web site at: www.SCRWC.net

Seaford Republican Women's picnic
The Seaford Republican Women's Club annual picnic will be held Thursday, June 28, at the home of Sharlana Edgell sarting at 11 a.m. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish of a salad, vegetable or dessert. Chicken is being provided by Edgell. Beverages will be supplied by one of the members. Tony Windsor will entertain after lunch. It is necessary to make reservations by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

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.

WomenNetworking
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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Food

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.