Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Littleton Family Reunion
The 34th Annual Minos & Edith Littleton Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3-7 p.m. at the John West Park, Ocean View. For more info call Tommy Wilson at 629-2153 or Nancy Smith at 539-3278. Bring a covered dish. Rain date is Sept. 23.

Annual Puritan BBQ
Annual Puritan BBQ at O'Neals Antiques in Laurel on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10-2pm. Benefits local charities.

Swensson presents program
Evelyn Swensson, soprano soloist, pianist, composer, choir master and multi-talented performer will present a program in Seaford on Monday, Sept. 10. It will be held at the Manor House at 7 p.m. Swensson will enact the role of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of president Abraham Lincoln, whose life closely aligns with the period of the Ross Mansion. Swensson has done research on the subject, written the playlet, and will perform after which she will sing and lead the audience in group singing musical numbers of the era with Mary Ann Torkelson as accompanist. The program is open to the public. There is no charge. For more information, call Mary Ellen Farquhar at 629-2336.

Researching your home's history
Have you ever wondered who owned your house before you did; or if your house has any historical significance? Did your property belong to Caesar Rodney or one of the other founding fathers of Delaware? On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will kick off its 2007-2008 season and you will have an opportunity to learn how to find your answers. Join us in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 15. Our meetings are free and open to anyone interested. For more information about our society go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies
Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win. The Red Hat's want to make you a hero - a hero sandwich that is! Order one of their special 6" Italian hero's (sub) for only $6 pre-paid at the desk or from a Red Hat member. Sandwiches can be picked up at the front desk beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26. No delivery.

Free Equine Barn Tour
Free Equine (Horse) Barn Tour, Thursday, Sept 20, at 5:45 p.m., hosted by Wicked R Productions of Wyoming, and co-hosted by the Delaware Equine Council. Come see a working ranch, gain new found knowledge about horses in the 1st State and lots more. RSVP is requested by Sept 14. Call Stan 302-684-3966, or Paula 629-5233. Everyone is welcome.

Safe Boating Class
The Seaford Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-03 will be teaching the Delaware Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Blades Marina. This course will consist of two sessions. You must attend both sessions to complete the course. Sept. 15th and 22nd, 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10 per person. To reserve a seat call Dick Bailey 302-422-3772. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1978 must have taken a boating education course to operate a boat.

Concert memberships available
Seaford Community Concert Association memberships are available in several categories: family is $95, adult is $45, and student is $12. Patron gifts are also being accepted: friends $25, contributors $50, donors $100 and sustainers $250. Contact Allan Kittita at 629-6184, Mary Ann Torkelson at 536-1384, or Sherry Wix at 629-2131 if you are interested in obtaining a membership or giving a patron gift.

St. John's UMC house tour
The St. John's United Methodist Women will sponsor the annual house tour on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Woodland United Methodist Church will be open for visitors. A chicken salad luncheon will be served that day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in fellowship hall. The cost of a ticket for the house tour is $10. The luncheon cost is $6 per person. For ticket information please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

A Day of Remembrance for 9/11
A Day of Remembrance for 9/11, or Patriot Day, will be observed on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The program, prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary, is entitled "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning", and it features a series of personal remembrances and reflections. The public is invited to attend this solemn service. Light refreshments will be served.

National POW/MIA Recognition
The Greenwood Memorial VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, will mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with memorial services. The public is invited to attend this unique memorial service. In the tradition of caring, Pres. Michaele Russell, Greenwood Memorial VFWLA 7478, Ph: (302) 349-4220

Introduction to Square Dancing
The Sussex Whirl-a-ways Square Dance Club will be offering three free nights of beginning level square dancing on Wednesday evenings, Sept. 5, 12, 19, at the Presbyterian Church, 203 Norh Bedford St., Georgetown. The times will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Come out and try it. For more information contact Willard or Chris at 629-5530. Classes will begin soon.

Vera Bradley & Basket Bingo
The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a Bingo featuring Vera Bradley bags and Longaberger Baskets on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Each game will alternate between bags and baskets. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley 21" Wheelaround Weekender and the Longaberger Medium Wash Day Basket will be given at the end of the night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food and refreshments available. Call David or Travis Sirman, 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge, 629-8408 to reserve your tickets or for information.

Yard and Bake Sale
On Saturday, Sept. 8, a giant Yard Sale and Bake Sale, will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be scrapple sandwiches, chicken barbecue, and much more.

National Library Card Sign-up
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Laurel Public Library is joining the celebration with a special incentive for all area adult residents who do not as yet have a Delaware library card. Library cards are available to residents who can provide current photo ID and proof of Delaware residency such as a valid drivers' license, passport, or two pieces of current mail showing same address. All new registrations during the month of September will have their names entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The drawing will take place on Oct. 2, and the winner will be notified by phone. With all the opportunities that today's libraries offer, a Delaware library card can truly be the most valuable card in anyone's wallet.

Labor Day Gospel Concert
A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held on Monday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists will include Ray Sheridan and the Gospel Side of Felton, Jimmy Passwaters of Denton, Md., and Judy Laramore of Denton, Md. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received. This event is hosted by Faith Fellowship Church.

DuPont 25-year dinner
The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Laurel Fire Department. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.

Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic
Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic for ages 8-12 years, on Thursday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. Starts Sept. 6 for eight weeks plus one play day. $25 per player. Call Amy at 875-8620.

Seaford Historical Society Picnic
The annual picnic for the members of the Seaford Historical Society will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on the Ross Mansion lawn. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $15 per individual or $25 per family. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Nancy Hickman at 629-6337 before Sept. 4. The Mansion, gift shop, slave quarters and granary will be open for self guided tours.

Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or rhovermale@wsd.k12.de.us. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.

Walk for Breast Cancer Drawing
Local Avon representative Renee Smith will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Tickets are being sold for a drawing to help send Smith to the event. The prize will be a 2007 Longaberger Horizon of Hope Basket with 2 pink mugs or an Avon gift basket. Tickets are a donation of $5 each or three for $13 and 300 are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Renee Smith at 337-0352 or to just make a donation, go to www.avonwalk.org and click on Renee Smith. The drawing will take place on Sept. 15.

Class of 1977 Reunion
The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.


Georgetown's Lions Club Meeting
Georgetown's Lions Club will meet Sept. 11, at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center, Millsboro, with a dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Becky Madden, Marketing and Personal Relations from the Sussex County Senior Services/CHEER Home Services. Reminisce about 9/11 will be included. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972 or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.

Genealogical Society meets
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Each month will feature a special topic of interest for discussion. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org

AARP Chapter 1084 meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 membership meeting Thursday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall. Lucretia Young, State Director of AARP Delaware, is guest speaker. Seaford Area includes all of western Sussex County. Yearly chapter dues are $5. Must be National AARP member to join. Ages 50 plus are welcome. Refreshments served. Call Helen Skjoldager, chapter president, 875-5086 for information.

Seaford High Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. at the downtown Seaford Museum (formerly the post office). Please call Donna Hastings.

AARP Chapter 1084 Board meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 Board meeting, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Methodist Manor House game room. All board members are expected to attend and receive the new AARP Revisions to Chapter Bylaws. Helen Skjoldger, chapter president, 875-5086.

SCWDC Meeting
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Solid Waste Authority. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president at 934-9716.

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.

H.A.P.P.E.N. Meeting
There will be no regular meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., (Hearns Pond Association for its Preservation, Protection, Enhancement and Naturalization)for the month of August. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Library. The agenda will cover the historical marker dedication, national wildlife community progress, Hearns Pond Dam, annexation, and traffic issues.

Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.


Tech Adult Plus+ trips
Active seniors can broaden their horizons this September with a variety of trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Travel to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, take a Tangier Island tour, or visit the historic Occoquan Craft Show. Spend a day in New York City on Sept. 12. On Sept. 15, enjoy a cruise around New York City, or see Johnny Mathis in concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 16. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 856-5618.

Bus Trip to Englishtown
On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 a.m., a bus trip will leave from the United Church of the Nazarine, in Hurlock, Md., for Englishtown, N.J., "Flea Market." Tickets are $30, adults; children, 12 years and under, are half price $15. Half the cost is due by Saturday, Sept. 1; the other half is due Saturday, Sept. 29. For more information call Sister Paris Twymon, 1-410-754-9135 or the church, 1-410-943-0900.

Senior Center Museum Trip
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m., a trip to the Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. will be taken. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, and dinner on the way home. Sign up early for limited seating. Call 629-4939.

Baltimore National Aquarium
On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor National Aquarium will be taken. Cost is $42 for members; and $52 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, admission to Baltimore Aquarium, and admission to the dolphin show. (Meals on your own).

'The Christmas Show' trip
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "The Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre at Lancaster, Pa. Show time is from 3 to 5 p.m. The bus leaves Georgetown Square, East Market Street, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. and returns approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $89, which includes lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord Restaurant. Registration and payment is due Oct. 15. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.

Trip to Vermont
Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.

AARP Chapter 915 Trip
AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher's Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher's, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.

Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip on Oct. 15-20, 6 days and 5 nights, cost $790 double occupancy. Deposit of $200 is due upon signing. Final payment due no later than Sept. 7. Trip includes: A visit to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolin Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parson's Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tips and gratuities. For information and sign-ups: call 629-4939.

Trip to Washington D.C.
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The bus will depart from the Sears parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave Washington at approximately 4 p.m. to return home. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members (includes one year membership.) Reservations can be made by calling Helen Ann Smith 629-8802 before Sept. 15.

AARP Chapter 1084 Trips

Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun. Even if you don't gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. The bus leaves Seaford 1:30 p.m. Watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Wheeling Festival Of Lights
Seaford AARP 1084 is accepting reservations for a 3-day bus trip to Wheeling, W.Va., Nov. 13-15 for the Festival of Lights. The trip includes two nights lodging at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, two full course breakfasts, two dinners including a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park festival of lights tour, Colonel Oglebay's mansion museum, Glass museum, Kruger Street toy & train museum, Winter Fantasy displays and Greyhound racing at Wheeling Island race track. Cost is $335 per person. Call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.


Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Firemen. On Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m.. Cost is adults, $7; children, $3. Questions call Jewell Chaffinch, 629-6904.

Chicken Barbecue
There will be a chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel, sponsored by the Laurel Ruritan Club. The cost is $6 and benefits local charities.

Biff Lee 'Pig-Pickin'
Biff Lee, 40th District Representative, invites everyone to his 20th annual "Pig-Pickin" at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 till 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat barbecued pork and all the "fixins" will be available. Children under age 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Price is $15 and tickets are available at Richard Small Insurance, or at the door. You may also send checks for tickets to Friends for Lee, Post Office Box 186, Bethel, DE. 19931.

Oyster Sandwiches
On Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., Hope Lodge 4, 102 West 6th St., Laurel, will be selling oyster sandwiches, and baked goods by Eastern Star.

Chicken & Dumpling dinner
The 35th District Democrat Committee will sponsor their annual chicken & dumplings dinner on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, Market Street, Bridgeville. Dinner will begin promptly at 6 p.m. There will be several Democrat officials to address the audience. Tickets are $20 each and should be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, call 628-4563.

Delmar Church of God sale
Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 N. and Dorothy Road (3 miles north of Md/DE state line) is holding a sandwich sale on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. till ?, featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak stubs, hamburgers, hot dogs and more......also baked goods and yard sale.