Delmar town manager resigns
by Brian Cordrey
Delmar town manager, Roberta Glenn, has submitted her resignation, effective Jan. 15.
She said that she is leaving the position she has held for 11 years with mixed emotions.
Glenn stated that Delmar is a wonderful town that has been “like her family.” She added, “It has ben an honor to serve the citizens of the community.”
She stated that she has come to realize she will be better able to assist her husband in his business endeavors when her municipal responsibilities are not foremost on her agenda. Family and private pursuits have become the primary focus in her life and she “feels that her efforts would be more productive when spent in that direction”.
“I feel some small pangs of regret,” she added. “However, I will continue to serve the citizens of this community by assisting my husband at Doughboys Food and Fun Factory opening soon in Delmar.”
During the town council meeting at which Glenn submitted her resignation, the mayors of Delmar, John McDonnell (Delaware) and Doug Niblett (Maryland) reflected on the progress that the town has made during the years since Glenn accepted the position of town manager. They expressed an awareness of the void that her resignation will create.
There has been a 30 percent increase in population and businesses have moved to the town of Delmar with increased numbers, they said.
According to a statement released by the town, Delmar “has made great strides in annexation, received monies from numerous grants, and realized vast infrastructure improvements while Mrs. Glenn has been at the helm.”
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Bring your children to The Kids Night Out at the Delmar Library Thursday, Dec. 6, starting at 6:15 p.m. and spend the evening with Miss Pam watching the “Nutcracker” starring Barbie. Bring your pillow, bean bag, or something comfortable to sit on.
We will furnish popcorn. Only admission is your library card.
Come out and enjoy the Christmas parade in Delmar Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 2 p.m.
Congratulations to the Delmar football team for winning the state championship. Way to go team!
Get well wishes go to Amy Brittingham, who was involved in a serious car accident Saturday, Dec. 1, while coming home from work.
She was rushed to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Let’s all pray for a quick recovery.
Norman Sullivan would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, flowers, food and all acts of kindness during his recent surgery. It was greatly appreciated.
Happy 30th birthday to my mom, Karen Ammons, from your daughter, Rebecca, with lots of love on your birthday Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Seth and Cody Shubert celebrated their fifth birthday with a party given by their parents.
Friends and family attending were from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Laurel and Delmar. The children had fun playing games and eating lots of cake.
They tell me they will have another cake on their birthday, which is Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Mrs. Betty Phillips of Delmar celebrated her birthday on Nov. 24, with lunch at the Red Lobster with her friends, Peggy Hastings and Evelyn Twilley of Delmar.
Happy birthday to Richard Nemo Hastings on his birthday, Nov. 24. Hope you have many more, Nemo.
On Nov. 29, Millicent Bradley, Jean Banks, Joanne Shenk, Richard and Peggy Hastings of Delmar and Doris Forney of Laurel went on a bus trip to the Three Little Bakers in Wilmington to attend “A White Christmas Celebration” show with the Peninsula Partners of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.
Everyone enjoyed a fantastic show. Miss Pam Wood of Salisbury was our host.
Thought for the week: “Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great if it be given with affection” — Pindar