Book signing at library July 1
Larry Points, co-author of three books about Assateague Island, will be at the Seaford District Library on July 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to autograph books. Points will have copies of all three of his books - "Barrier Islands are for the Birds" (newest one); "Assateague: Island of the Wild Ponies" (first book), and "Ribbons of Sand: Exploring Atlantic Beaches" (second book) - for purchase. They are $7.95 each and the proceeds will be donated to the seaford District Library.
Fitness Classes now - Aug. 18
Summer Fitness Classes! Burn off that stress, re-energize and have fun in air-conditioned comfort, 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, now-Aug, 18; beginners to advanced. Call AFAA Certified Fitness Professional, Carol Lynch, at 629-7539 for more information and to register. Try a free class to see if it's for you! (You can still join us even if you read this after the 19th.)
Nanticoke Sr. Center prostate cancer presentation July 13
The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering an informative presentation on prostate cancer. Cindy Dennis, the Center Outreach Worker, will conduct the presentation. It will be held on Thursday, July 13, at 1 p.m., in the Senior Center dining hall. A great deal of advice and information can be obtained through this presentation, so please, plan to attend.
For more information, call Steve Givens or Cindy Dennis at 629-4939.
Nanticoke Sr. Center holds Yard and Bake Sale July 14
The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a Yard & Bake Sale on Friday, July 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. We are offering tables for anyone wishing to sell items at our sale. Table space is $5 per table, and you price and sell your own items.
Anyone wishing to donate items to the sale should contact Steve Givens or Barbara Johnson at the Nanticoke Senior Center by Wednesday, July 12. Call 629-4939.
Class of '75 holds reunion
The Seaford Class of 1975 is planning its 25th class reunion on July 15, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Fire Hall. If you have not yet been notified, call Judy Rhodes at 629-8427. Several people have not been located. Please let Judy know if you have any information on the following people: Kathy Addison Ord, James Austin, Chris Bowden, Ellen Burns Barb, Bernard Carter, Lydia Case, Nelson Hammond, Doug Ingram, Sherry Johnson German, Janet Long, Karen McCoy, Mark Miller, Sheryl Mindrup, Doris Morgan, John Morthole, Thomas A. Scott, Vivian Shockley, Sandy Truitt Hollaway, Susan Truitt Brown, and Diane Wagner.
A.Y.C.E. Fish Fry July 16
Seaford Elk Lodge 2458 will host a Fish Fry on Sunday, July 16, 4 p.m. till the fish are gone. Fried trout, corn bread, kale, fried potatoes, stewed tomatoes and corn $7 per person, children under 10 $3.50. Carry outs available. For more information call 629-2458. Benefit Elks Charity Fund.
Gigantic Yard Sale July 22
The Past Exalted Rulers of Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 will have a multi-family yard sale Saturday, July 22, 7 a.m.-noon. Anyone (members or nonmembers) wishing to donate items for this sale please contact Jim Cecil at 875-3810 or call the Lodge at 629-2458. All proceeds will go to the Elks Charity fund. Table rentals also available. Contact Art League at 875-7660. Sandwiches, coffee and refreshments will be available.
Nanticoke Senior Center seeks volunteers
Deliver meals to someone in need. A small amount of time does a world full of good. If you can give 1 hour of your time 1 day a month, the center would appreciate your help in delivering homebound meals to senior shut-ins.
For more information about the Homebound Meal Delivery Program, please, contact Cindy at the Nanticoke Senior Center. (302) 629-4939. Help us to help those in need.
Seaford Alumni Association Fund-Raiser '2000'
The Seaford Alumni Association have for sale their '2000' mug featuring "Seaford Senior High School." Mugs are $6 each and are available at the Seaford School Administration Office, Burton Bros. Hardware and Heritage Jeweler's. All profits go to the Scholarship Fund.
Nanticoke Senior Center trips
The Three Little Bakers production of "The King and I," on Wednesday, Aug. 16, cost is $45 members and $55 non-members. Reservations are being taken now. Please, call to reserve your seat.
A trip to the Branson Music Fest - Professionally guided tour, includes numerous musical shows and trips to favorite tourist spots - stay at Ramada Inn in Branson, Mo., Oct. 9-14 (6 days/5 nights). Travel will be a round-trip flight out of BWI, bus transportaion will be provided in Branson.
Call (302) 629-4933 for information and/or reservations on either of these trips.
Laurel Class reunions planned
The Laurel High School Class of 1980 is holding their 20-year class reunion on Oct. 7, at the American Legion Home. Anyone that graduated with this class and did not receive information, contact Jan Otwell at 875-2743.
The Laurel High School Class of 1990 is planning its 10-year Class Reunion to be held in November, 2000. We are trying to contact all classmates.
If you have not been contacted or know someone who may not have been contacted, please call Alison Hastings at 875-2166 or Kelly Layton at 875-4029.
New Books at the Laurel Public Library in July
Adults: "A Celibate Season," by Carol Shields; "Fodor's Walt Disney World 2000;" "Downfall, The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire," by Richard B. Frank; "The Love of a Good Woman: Stories," by Alice Monro; "The Red Hunter, A Novel Based on the Life of Sen. Joe McCarthy," by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Children: "Wonders of the World," by Giovanni Caselli; "In Search of Troy," by Giovanni Caselli; "Can I Have a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dad?", by Lois Grambling; "Moonlight Man," by Betty Ren Wright; "Inspector Hopper," by Doug Cushman.
Signup for 'Tweens and Teens' ongoing
The "Tweens and Teens" Book Club for students entering grades 5 through 8 will meet at 10:30 Friday mornings at the Laurel Public Library from now through July 21. Signups began June 19 and will continue through the program.
Each week, participants will select a book from the library's collection and share what they have read with other club members.
Laurel Library seeks board member-apply before June 30
The Laurel Public Library Board of Commissioners is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacancy on the board for a 5-year term.
Applicants must be a resident of the Laurel community. The board oversees the library as representatives of the community. They determine and adopt policies governing the operation and program of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library legislation.
The board meets at least 12 times a year. The appointment will be made by the Resident Judge of Superior Court of Sussex County. Applications are available at the Laurel Public Library on 4th Street. Deadline for applications is June 30.
Independence Day Pageant
County Bank is sponsoring a pageant for youth ages 2 to 4. Pat Murphy as "Uncle Sam" will be master of ceremony.
Geraldine Taylor will be "Betsy Ross" and she will take care of escorting the children. Spaces are available for 15 candidates. The spaces are being filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Applications for Little Miss Independence are available at County Bank in Laurel.
The winner will receive a crown and trophy from MCM jewelers, a stuffed animal from Empress Doll Boutique and a $100 savings bond from County Bank.
First runner-up will receive a trophy, a stuffed animal and a $50 savings bond.
The four judges for the pageant will be associates from County Bank. Dukes Lumber Company will provide a truck for the float for Uncle Sam, Betsy Ross and all candidates will ride in the parade.
June programs at the Baldcypress Nature Center,
Trap Pond State Park - 875-5163
Naturals in Nature Camp register by June 30
Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 30
Campers age 10-12 will discover the array of plant, aquatic and terrestrial environments within Sussex County. Daily explorations and experiments will provide hands-on opportunities to discover the wonders of our natural world. Crafts, games and stories related to our adventures will allow campers to apply their scientific finds and new knowledge. $110 per child. Registration deadline: June 30.
Weekly Programs now ongoing
Swingin' Seniors, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Senior citizens are invited to show their spunk as we begin the day with a refreshing history hike. We'll share stories of Trap Pond's history and folklore, as we journey around its beautiful boundaries. Bring a grandchild to enrich his/her appreciation of cultural and natural history. We'll start the morning off right with fresh juice or fruit prior to each hike. Interested walkers can contact the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
Pond Adventures, Fridays, 2 p.m.
Don't let the "No Swimming" get you down. Just about every kid loves to get wet and dirty, and this is the place to let them go a little wild! We'll use seine nets, dip nets, buckets and hands to explore life in the pond. Old shoes and clothing that can get wet are recommended.
Hayride Hoopla, Saturdays, 6 p.m.
Hop on board for an old-fashioned hayride. You'll see the park in a different light and enjoy some ice-cold watermelon. Limit 20. Sign up at the campground fee booth. $3 per person.
Golden Hues of Sunset: Fridays, now through Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
As the sun sets, golden beams of sunlight glisten atop the pond and nocturnal travelers begin their journey. Keep your eyes and ears open on this one-hour tour! $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.
Continental Cruise: Saturdays, now through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.
Enjoy the lazy days of summer as you pamper yourself on a relaxing tour of Trap Pond. We'll provide a continental breakfast to savor as you enjoy the pond awakening to a new day. $5 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under.
To register for pontoon programs, please contact the nature center or sign up at the boathouse prior to the program. Space is limited to 18 per trip, or depending on the water level.
Saturdays, Now through Sept. 2, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sundays, Now through Sept. 3, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing and informative one-hour boat tour of Trap Pond. $3 per adult and $1.50 per child 12 and under.
'Music in the Park' weekly beginning July 12-Aug. 30
'Music in the Park' will be held every Wednesday night beginning July 12 through Aug. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Park bandstand. There will be different performers each week: July 12, Laurel Wesleyan Praise Band; July 26, Humanaires; Aug. 2, Rob Carroll; Aug. 9 Somerset; Aug. 16, Lewis Family/Woodbridge Chorus; Aug. 23, Epworth Quartet; Aug. 30, group from St. Johns Church in Seaford. Bring your chairs or blankets - free admission. This is sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club.
'October Sky' display now - demonstration July 15
The Laurel Public Library's display case could be a scene from the movie "October Sky" during the month of June. The hobby rocket display is on loan from local enthusiasts.
These rocketeers will be putting on a highflying rocket demonstration as part of the Library's Summer Reading Program on Saturday, July 15, at 4 p.m., in the open area adjacent to the north side of Laurel High School.
The display collection includes a cluster rocket, with three motors that are lit simultaneously at launch, multi-stage rockets, whose motors are fired consecutively to achieve higher altitude, a four-foot rocket with its parachute, and one approximately five-feet long.
The rockets sent up by the rocketeers at their travelling demonstrations can go from 500- to 10,000- feet into the sky.
Library adds art work Month of July
The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that selected works from Mr. Brad Spicer's art students at Laurel High School are on display at the library through June.
In July the Library will feature selected art works from Mr. Carmen Carasone's art students at North Laurel Elementary. Both exhibits should foster pride in our local art program.
Ross Point Improvement Club, July 19, Aug. 5
Members of the Ross Point Improvement Club are planning their first Alumni Day for Saturday, Aug. 5. The event will be held on the school grounds from noon until 4 p.m. A brief program of information and history is planned.
A day of remembering and renewing friendships will encourage the strengthening of community pride and appreciation of the past. There will be lots of fellowship, food and fun.
It is hoped that an active organization can be formed later and future plans can be made.
For suggestions and further information, feel free to contact James West, 629-3433; Shirley Oney Caldwell, 875-5620, Phyllis West Robinson, or Cora Norwood Selby, 875-3790
The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Phyllis Robinson is the RPIC president.
Laurel Lioness scholarships
The Laurel Lioness Club is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual scholarships. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $500, were awarded this year to Blair Hall and Carol Weber.
Two scholarships were awarded, each in the amount of $250, to Sara Phillips and Sabrina Whaley. These were given in memory of Jewel Hickman, a former Laurel Lioness member. The two scholarships were given by the family of Mrs. Hickman. Congratulations from the club to all recipients.