Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 17, 2002
 
Mystery Tour rescheduled
Take a walk on the wild side during the History Mystery Tour on Friday, Oct. 25, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Tours will begin at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. in the Mariner’s Bethel Church Cemetery in Ocean View. Participants will hear local legends, area history, and spooky stories and learn about tombstone architecture and inscriptions. Historian Mike Dixon and storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be the presenters. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 on site. Shuttle service from Delaware Tech in Georgetown is available; cost for shuttle and tour is $15. For more information, or to register, contact Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.

Nightmare Market tour
During the month of October, the Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with Nightmare Market, will hold Nightmare on Hobbs Road, a haunted stadium tour at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The tour will run each Friday and Saturday in October as well as Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Ticket sales are from 7-10 p.m. and cost $10. For children who may be too scared to participate in the tour, a $4 ticket price is available to take part in a pumpkin painting children’s area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Jaycees and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

‘Days Gone By’
An Open House at “Days Gone By,” a collection of memories from the past, will be held on Oct. 20, at 1 p.m., at 4841 Woodland Ferry Road. Call 629-9889 for more information.

LeCates Family Reunion
The 30th LeCates Family Reunion for descendants of Daniel B. LeCates will be held at the Grange Hall, Route 9, Laurel. A covered dish luncheon will be held at 2 p.m.

World War II lecture
Looking back at World War II: A free lecture and musical presentation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., Delaware Public Archives, Dover. This event is free. No reservations are required, but seating is limited.

Republican Women’s Club
Two young women who were named recipients of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club annual scholarship awards will be honored at the Oct. 23 meeting of the club at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. Elizabeth West and Vidjawattie Bisram graduated in the 2002 class of the James H. Groves High School in Georgetown, Each received $1,000 to continue her education, and they will have an opportunity to tell the members about their plans. Additional guests will be Ron Poliquin, Republican candidate for State Treasurer who describes himself as “The Taxpayer’s Choice.” and John Rieley, candidate for State Senate for the 20th district. A business meeting will convene at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon and the program to follow. Guests are encouraged to attend and should call program chairman Bunny Parish at 945-4646 to make a reservation for lunch.

Inspiring Speakers Series
An “Inspiring Speakers Series” hosted by Westminster Village, Dover and Bayhealth Medical Center will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center. The First Annual “Inspiring Speakers Series” will feature Jami Goldman, a double amputee world class runner and motivational speaker. Jami lost her legs due to frostbite after a devastating accident that left her stranded in the snow for 11 days without food. Jami will talk about her miraculous story, including the details of her accident and her long road to recovery. She is the author of the book, “Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story,” and has also been featured in an Adidas commercial. Jami has a long list of athletic accomplishments, including setting two World Records. She has been featured in numerous talk shows and magazines, such as 60 minutes, and the CBS-This Morning Show. Tickets are $25 each. Eight person tables are available for $200 and can display a company logo. For more information call (302) 744-3553.
AARP Chapter meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 at the Methodist Manor House. Our program will feature the “Belle Sisters.” Local ladies do comedy designed for seniors. Visitors are welcome.

Treasures of the Sea
Treasures of the Sea Exhibit offers half-price admission for Columbus Day Georgetown - Celebrate Columbus Day with a visit to the “Treasures of the Sea Exhibit” at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. In honor of the holiday, admission will be half price — $1.25 for adults, $1 for senior citizens, and $0.50 for students — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. Children age four and under are free. Group tours will also pay half price during the entire month of October. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis; call 856-5700 as soon as possible to reserve a time. The exhibit showcases the riches recovered from the wreck of the ill-fated Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the Florida Keys in a hurricane in 1622. Among the treasures recovered are silver ingots, coins, and artifacts, gold coins, chains, and jewelry, and bronze cannons. Visitors may also view a 30-minute video on the search for the shipwreck and purchase real silver coins from the Atocha, jewelry, books, apparel, souvenirs, and shells in the gift shop.

NARFE Chapter meeting
National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Jimmy’s Fly In Grille at the Georgetown Airport at noon. Speakers will be John Shroeder and Joe Booth, candidates for District 37 State Representatives. To join the chapter or for more information phone Les Martens at 629-9789.

Nanticoke fall speakers
The Nanticoke Watershed Preservation Group, Inc. presents a Fall Speakers Series, “Nanticoke River: The Culture, History and Heritage of a Watershed.” On Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. - “17th to 19th Century Architecture in the Nanticoke Watershed,” speaker will be Jeanne Conner, at the Seaford Museum, New Street, Seaford. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Gwen Dryden at 410-546-3728.

Laureate Basket Bingo
The Laureate Epsilon, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapter of Seaford and Laurel is presenting a Basket Bingo featuring the world famous Longaberger baskets. It is going to be on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Seaford VFW, Middleford Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Refreshments will be available. Call Debbie at 629-8633 or Leann at 875-2200.

Ballroom Dance Lovers
The public is invited to attend a social dance gathering. The “Let’s Dance Club” will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Dance runs from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. For further information call Gwen Messinger at 629-2212.

History Mystery Tour
Take a walk on the wild side during the History Mystery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 12, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Tours will begin at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. in the Mariner’s Bethel Church Cemetery in Ocean View. Participants will hear local legends, area history, and spooky stories and learn about tombstone architecture and inscriptions. Historian Mike Dixon and storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be the presenters. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 on site. Shuttle service from Delaware Tech in Georgetown is available; cost for shuttle and tour is $15. For more information, or to register, contact Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.