All Ross homes to be on tour
The three Ross houses in Seaford, the Ross Mansion (home of Gov. Ross) as well as the Seaford Museum will be open for touring as part of the Ross anniversary celebration commemorating the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Italianate-style home.
The three Ross homes in Seaford were built by the governor for his sons. They are:
¥ The home of Jane and John Watson (originally son James' house).
¥ The home of Pam Landon (originally son Willie's house - who also owned the Sussex
¥ The Cafe Sarajevo and Cranberry Hill Gift Shop (originally son Edgar's
Tours start at the Ross Mansion and will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 7, for a fee of $5 per person. Shuttle service will be provided between
locations. Reservations are needed for these tours as well as all parts of the two-
day Ross Anniversary Celebration.
Deadline for reservations has been extended to Sept. 29. Call Seaford Historical
Society at 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 for reservations.
Reading series will examine villains, why we love them
The Seaford District Library and the Methodist Manor House will offer a reading and discussion series titled "Rogues Gallery: The Folks You Love to Hate" on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., starting on Sept. 19. This five-part series will examine fictional villains. At each program, a scholar will give a presentation on the book and lead a discussion on questions arising from the readings.
Programs will include a break for refreshments with time for informal discussion.
The series features the following:
Sept. 19 - Dr. Anthony Whall of Salisbury State University will examine William Shakespeare's "Othello," a play dramatizing a villain who destroys without any comprehensible motive.
Oct. 3 - Dr. John Wenke of Salisbury State University will discuss Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," a novel introducing a monstrous creature created through modern science.
Oct. 17 - Dr. Edith Mroz, an independent scholar, will explore the villains of Edgar Allen Poe's stories "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale heart," and "The Cask of Amontillado," four tales in which the villains themselves describe their crimes.
Oct. 31 - Dr. Richard Keenan of the University of Maryland will discuss Henrik Ibsen's, "Hedda Gabler," a play portraying a calculating woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Nov. 14 - Dr. Alban Urbanas of Wesley College will examine Thomas Harris' "The Silence of the Lambs," a novel depicting the homicidal madness of a brilliant psychiatrist.
This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state of Delaware, and organized by Delmarva Discussions. For details call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or the Methodist Manor House at 629-4593.
SVFD plans annual car show
The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its fifth annual fall car show Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the company grounds at the corner of Atlanta Road and Fleetwood Drive in Seaford.
The event is open to antiques, classics, street rods, pro-street car and trucks, imports and motorcycles. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries. Musical entertainment and food vendors will be on hand all day.
Vehicle registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judging will take place between 1 and 3 p.m. with the awards presentation at 4 p.m. Vehicle registration is $5. Spectator admission is $1 with children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. Rain date is Oct. 7. For details call Bill Mulvaney at 629-6934.