The Laurel Historical Society has published a 2000 calendar featuring
photos from the Waller collection of early 20th-century Laurel scenes.
The calendar is available at the following locations: Laurel Trading
Post, RJ's Riverside restaurant, Maxines Hair Happenings, Travel Perks,
Insurance Market, town hall, Walt's Barber Shop, Wilmington Trust,
Bank of Delmarva and Delaware National Bank. The cost is $8.
Mail orders may be sent to Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102,
Laurel, DE 19956, with a check for $9.50 to cover shipping.
Time capsule to be buried
The Laurel Historical Society will bury a time capsule during the
July 4, 2000, celebration. The location, which will be in the town,
has yet to be determined.
It is the intention of the society to have the capsule buried for
100 years. The time capsule was donated to the society by the Short
Funeral Homes Inc., Laurel, through the help of Edward Hannigan, manager
of the Laurel facility.
Everyone in the community is invited to place something within the
capsule. The capsule is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide and 15 inches
The society is asking that all items be flat and thoroughly documented,
especially if the item is a photograph. Items may be sent to Richard
Hutchinson, P.O. Box 350, Bethel, DE 19931. The society will have
the final decision on items to be included.
Library has bears, programs
The Laurel Library is hosting a teddy bears display through December.
The bears are provided by Sharron and Allen Shulder.
A presentation and demonstration of rug-hooking techniques will be
offered Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. in the main reading area of the
Laurel Public Library. Lynne V. Fowler of Westover, Md., will provide
an introductory overview on how to get started in this early American
art form. This is the first in a series of monthly programs that the
library will be hosting to highlight music and the arts in the Laurel
Other offerings tentatively scheduled will include a keyboard/harmonica
duet, a poetry and art display, and an evening with the "Grandpajammers."
The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17, at noon for Staff Recognition
Day. It will also be closed Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25, Friday,
Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1.
have been moved
The recycle bins located in the municipal parking lot on Poplar Street,
across from the municipal building, have been temporarily moved.
The recycle bins are currently located behind the municipal building,
on Mechanic Street.
Park plans winter events
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, has planned the following events for
Owl Prowl, Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. Participants will listen
for the calls of nesting owls as dusk settles on the woodlands. A
slide-show presentation and discussion about owls will help introduce
them to these nocturnal birds of prey.
Three Square Meals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. The Civilian
Conservation Corps of the 1930s played a major role in the development
of the park. Participants will hear about their routines and efforts
and tour the park to see their accomplishments.
Catch a Snowflake, Saturday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. Participants will
learn about snow and the benefits it provides to winter animals. Pre-registration
Coping With Cold, Saturday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Participants will
join a naturalist for a hike to learn about the adaptations that wintering
animals make to survive the cold. They will also be invited to enjoy
hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around a blazing fire. Pre-registration
All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise
noted. To register for a program, call the nature center at (302)
LFVD selling collectibles
The Laurel Fire Department is selling collectibles in commemoration
of its 100th anniversary. Items include a Hometown Collectible firehouse,
$15 each; First Gear Helmet banks, $15 each, or 2 for $25; Laurel
Fire Department history books, $10 each; and gift plates, $28.
Items are available at the fire station between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
or by contacting Mike Lowe, 739-4773, or Jay Hill, 875-7461.
Old yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks available for
purchase. There are yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997,
1998 and 1999 on sale. The prices vary depending on the year. Contact
Karen Beck at Laurel High School, 875-6120, for more details.