Seaford Events
Thursday, February 27, 2003
 
Seaford Community Concerts present Cantus
The Seaford Community Concert Association will present its 2nd concert of the series on Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at the Senior High Auditorium. “Cantus” — founded in 1995 at St. Olaf College, is a male chorus of 12 young singers. This vocal ensemble brings a refreshing approach to choral music. Dedicated to exalting the human spirit through innovative and engaging programs, this group performs the finest literature of the past, original music composed and arranged by its members, folk and popular music, and special commissions. Stretching beyond the realm of traditional choral music, Cantus’ commissions reflect the groups venturous nature. Current programs include texts sung in Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Latin, gaelic, Zulu and English. They have released three CDs on Cantus Recordings, a label they launched in 1997. Much of Cantus’ music is composed and arranged by its members. Based on Lord Tennyson text, “Break, Break, Break” was composed by tenor Brian Arreola, which also features him on the cello. “Danny Boy” was arranged by bass/baritone Erick Lichte and Ann Dunbar’s piece, “Alleluia, Amen,” was written specifically for the group in 1998 and published in the Cantus Choral Series. Community Concert members are reminded not to miss this superb ‘a capella’ concert. For more information, call 629-8657, 629-7832, 645-8617 or visit our website at http//seafordcca.hypermart.net.

Focus on Fitness begins
Do the next right thing! Make that time to re-energize, get fit and have fun with new and old friends. Classes start on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11, and are held at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. (a.m. only, Free Quality child-care); and Tuesday, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to advanced participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free one. For more information or to register call 17 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539. Keep fitness a key to a healthy, happy 2003. Ready to join now? call for pro-rated information.

Republicans’ Dinner
Western Sussex Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner to benefit Bill Lee for Governor on Monday, Feb. 24, at RJ Riverside Restaurant, Laurel. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner starts 6:30 p.m.Bill Lee will be the guest speaker. For ticket information, call Vance Phillips at 542-1501.

Dinner, Auction, Dance
Seaford Elks Lodge will hold its 8th annual Oyster & Ham dinner followed by auction and karaoke/dance with “Hawaiian George.” The dance is Saturday, March 8. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy a cocktail, oysters on the half shell and good Elk fellowship. The lodge is located at 8846 Elk Road, Seaford. Dinner and entertainment is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Fantasy Beauty Salon, 224 High St., or the Elks Lodge. Call Lowell or Sara Lee Thomas at 629-7357 or 629-6762. The last four years have been complete sellouts, so don’t wait until the last minute to get tickets.

Acorn Club meeting
The GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford, Inc., will meet Feb. 27, at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. The program for the evening will be on conservation. Mr. Ron Breeding will discuss conservation procedures and policies, both past and present, in Seaford. A short business meeting will follow.

Class of 1983 reunion
on Monday, March 10, there will be a 20-year reunion meeting for Seaford class of 1983 at the Seaford District Library meeting room at 7 p.m. All class members are urged to attend to make this reunion a memorable one. For further information, contact Sheila Laughery at 629-8178 after 6 p.m.
Seaford High Alumni
The executive committee of the Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Virginia Avenue. At this meeting, further plans will be made for the Barbershop Chorus Show being sponsored by the Alumni Assoc. on Nov. 1. The meeting is open to all members. Please plan to attend. We need your help.

Historical Society program
The Seaford Historical Society program that had to be cancelled because of the snowstorm has been reschedule for Monday, March 10. The meeting will be held at the Seaford Museum (formerly post office) on High Street at 7 p.m. Valerie Petty Boyer incorporates stirring and soulful singing into a monologue about life in the days of the Civil War. She introduces listeners to Negro spirituals, most of them created during slavery when black slaves were forced to work for their masters in the midst of their heartaches. The music helped them survive their ordeal. Boyer is a native Delawarean, a former American History teacher and a professionally trained singer. She has performed with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society in west Chester, Pa. and has been a member of the Hildaman Chorale in Wilmington. She completed undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Delaware and studied abroad at the University of Salzburg in Austria. The public is invited with no charge but seating is limited. This program is funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Mayor’s Award nominations
The City of Seaford is proud to announce that nominations for the Mayor’s Right Choice Award are now being accepted. This award is given to a high school senior who resides in the Seaford School District and has made the right choices in life, exhibited a positive influence on the Seaford Community, and maintained a drug-free lifestyle. This award will be presented at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council on May 13. The winner will receive an engraved plaque and $500. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 302 E. King St., Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or from the guidance offices of Seaford High School, Sussex Technical High School and Seaford Christian Academy. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 19. They may be submitted by mail, P.O. Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973; or by fax, 629-9307, to the attention of Shannon Sapna or Trisha Booth. Questions should also be directed to Mrs. Sapna or Ms. Booth at 629-9173.

BPW nominees sought
Business and Professional Women/DE is seeking state nominees for their “Women Mean Business Awards” to recognize individuals and companies who have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to women’s equity in the workplace. “Women Mean Business Awards” are presented annually to Delaware women who have set new standards of excellence and new levels of success for women in their company and profession. A hallmark of these women is their efforts to help other women advance personally, professionally and politically; they embody the spirit of Business and Professional Women/USA. Each year, a Delaware company is also recognized for its leadership in creating a business environment where corporate policies make equity for women a standard for success, and where quality work policies recognize and support their employees’ dual work and family responsibilities. To make a nomination simply send a letter of nomination describing why you think this woman or company deserves the award. Include your contact information and that of your nominee. Please forward letters of nomination, postmarked by April 1, to: BPW/DE WMBA, PO Box 58, Dover DE 19903. For additional information call 302-822-5556 or info@bpwdelaware.org.

Golden Corral effort
For the seventh year in a row, the Golden Corral Restaurant on US 13 in Seaford will have March for Boys & Girls every Thursday night during March to benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. From 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights, volunteer servers will collect tips for the Boys & Girls Club and in addition, 10 percent of the proceeds during that time period will be donated to the club. The restaurant does the benefit each March and October and has donated more than $20,000 to the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club over the past six years.