Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Delaware Tech information night
Information night & open house, Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delaware Technical & Community College, Carter Partnership Center, Rt. 18/Seashore Highway, Georgetown. Meet and talk with students, graduates, faculty. Obtain information on all aspects of college life. Food and ice cream provided. Free admission for interested students and families. In case of inclement weather on Feb. 7, call 856-5555.

Moose Lodge dinner and dance
Saturday, Feb. 9, dinner, 6-8 p.m., and dance - Barren Creek Band will play from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Call 629-6550 for ticket information. (For members and qualified guests only!)

Chocolate month
In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Chocolate Lovers' Night on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Whip up your favorite chocolate dessert and enter it in our best chocolate dessert contest to be held that evening. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. The highlight of the evening will be a special presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. Free samples of her wares will be available, and the winner of the Best Chocolate dessert contest will receive a box of her delectable delights! Those wishing to enter the dessert contest must submit their forms (including recipe) by Feb. 14. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the library or by calling 349-5309. The Greenwood Library is located on Market Street in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information contact: Robin Miller, at 349-5309.

Greenwood Library Tax-Aide
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13, AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 27, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. If filing jointly with a spouse and e-filing is desired that day, the spouse must be present to sign the return. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.

Published art historian
The Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House will sponsor Sandra Denney, a published art historian as the guest speaker on Feb. 4, at the Methodist Manor House. The program will focus on Thomas Jefferson, Gentleman Architect. According to Denney, President Jefferson's artistic standards, technical knowledge and enthusiasm equaled that of any professional architect of the day. She will illustrate her lecture with slides. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Bridgeville election
The town of Bridgeville commission election will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Town Hall, 101 North Main St., between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Registered voters will receive notification of their voting district by mail. Every resident of the town who is 18 years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall during regular office hours by completing such forms as provided by the Town. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A tribute to black history
Join us for family night, Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Speakers will be Doreen Bumpass, Eric Teale, Arnita Thomas, and Pastor Carlos Cannon.

Scouts food drive
Once again it is time for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to do a 'Good Turn for America.' The Good Turn for America program is designed to help people in local communities. Today, America needs the service of its citizens more than ever to help overcome hunger, lack of adequate shelter, and poor health. During the first week in February, Scouts from Troops and Packs 182, 249 and 381 will join together for a local community food drive. These Scouts will be going door-to-door in many Seaford neighborhoods leaving bags on doors and returning a week later to collect non-perishable foods such as canned soups, peanut butter, noodles, cereals, beans, spaghetti sauce, seasonings, powdered milk canned fruits and vegetables. All foods collected will remain in the Seaford area food closets. The bags will be distributed on the weekend of Feb. 1 and picked up on Feb. 9. When placing the food bags filled with the foods on Feb. 9, please make sure that it is in plain sight for the scouts to pick up. So, if you should find a scout food bag on your door, give generously.

Boy Scout Troop 90 registration
Boy Scout Troop 90 of Laurel will host a Scout display and hot dogs and chili luncheon, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Also Scout registration will be held. Come and see what scouting in Laurel is all about. It is located at Centenary United Methodist Church, on Market Street.

SCA holds dinner & auction
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Seaford Christian Academy will be holding its 6th annual dinner and auction. Some of the featured items this year are: gold diamond pendant, tri-color bracelet, gas grill, Vera Bradley items, Baltimore Ravens autographed football, and gift certificates to restaurants, salons, theaters, and many more. Doors open for the auction at 6 p.m. Silent Auction tables close beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets still available. For more information call 629-7161.

'Wishes, Bubbles, & Romance' The Seaford Museum will be participating in 'Wishes, Bubbles, & Romance-A Toast To Romance,' on Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Bunny Williams, a member of the Historical Society, will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making. There will be several items previously made that may be purchased on that day.

Seaford Heritage Days
Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area's first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during "Seaford Heritage Days," Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC. www.seafordchamber.com.

Delaware Horse Expo
Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping. Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.

Free tax assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 1 through April 15 for senior and low-income taxpayers of all ages. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:
  • Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939.
  • Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524.
  • Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309.
  • Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401.
  • Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184.
  • Delmar Public Library, 101 North Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, 846-9894.
  • Evening appointments are available at the Seaford Library, all other locations are daytime appointments. Call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.

    Training seminar
    The Georgetown Chamber and Georgetown Public Library have teamed up again to host another training seminar, ProQuest., on Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., at the Georgetown Train Station, 140 Depot Street. ProQuest's vast content pools include the world's largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection, and various other scholarly collections. For more information, visit www.proquest.com and www.csa.com. There is no charge to attend this seminar, which runs from 8:30-10:30 a.m. with continental breakfast served at 8 a.m., but we do ask that you RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 856-1544, emailing info@georgetowncoc.com.

    Lewes Polar Bear plunge
    Lewes Polar Bear plunge for Special Olympics Delaware will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, 1 p.m., at Rehoboth Beach. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call, 302-831-4653, 302-855-0546 or www.sode.org

    LHS Class of 1987
    The LHS Class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or 628-4140.

    Babies and toddlers 'stay & play'
    The 'Parents As Teachers' (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

    Georgetown Library events
    Hometown pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.

    Preschoolers story time
    Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

    Veteran Benefits
    Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran Benefits. This month it will be on Feb. 5. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-854-9500.

    Tax preparation
    It is that time again for having your taxes done. The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 4 through Monday, April 7, appointments can be made from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year's return, W-2, Social Security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 302-854-9500.

    Public hearing
    The Laurel Planning & Zoning Committee will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is to review the proposed changes to the town's proposed subdivision ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the conference room of Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel.

    Craft Show
    The Home, Garden, Family & Craft Show, presented by the Salisbury Optimist Club, will return to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center for its 44th year on Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Spend the day perusing a variety of displays to gather ideas and learn some valuable tips on how to improve your home this year. Show hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily admission is just $4 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For additional information on the show, or how to become a vendor contact Optimist member Don Fitzgerald at 410-742-0734.

    CHEER dinner theater
    Join the members and guest of the CHEER Long Neck center for an evening of mystery and delight on Friday, Feb. 29, for their "Murder at Mardi Gras" mystery dinner. The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m., doors are opening, until the mystery is solved. Cost for the dinner and mystery theater is $10 for members and $12.95 for non-members. For more information or tickets call the centers at 945-3551.Tickets are limited please call early to purchase.

    AARP safety program course
    The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., in Greenwood, will host a 1-day, 4 hour refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. Make checks payable to AARP. You must register in advance for this course and must have had the AARP Driver Safety Program course within the last three years to take the Refresher course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a 15 percent deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

    Junior Miss scholarship program
    The Delaware's Junior Miss Scholarship Organization is currently seeking contestants for its upcoming state program. Girls must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware's Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America's Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-841-7080 or go to www.ajm.org for an application.

    Indoor yard sale
    The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will sponsor an indoor yard sale at the Post on Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants may rent a table for $10 (20 tables available). Time will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Set up starts at 6 a.m. There will be a bake sale and breakfast sandwiches available as well as some patriotic items sold by the Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds will benefit the relief fund. For more details call president Michaele Russell, 349-4220.

    AARP driving course
    Laurel Senior Center AARP Driving Course (refresher), Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $10. To register for the course call 875-2536.

    Turkey hunters education course
    The hunter education office is reminding hunters planning to hunt turkeys on state-owned lands during the 2009 turkey season that new regulations require successful completion of Delaware's mandatory turkey education course before applying for their 2009 season permits. Each course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations. Course dates and locations for are as follows: Saturday, Feb. 23 - University of Delaware Research & Education Center (Old Agricultural Substation) on Route 9 near Georgetown. Sunday, Feb. 24 - Delmar Fire Hall, Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street, Delmar. Call the Hunter Education Office at 735-3600 to pre-register.


    Georgetown Lions Club meets
    The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be Feb. 12. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call 856-2972 Helen Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington 855-1160 ahead of time.

    Delaware Equine Council meeting
    Monday, Feb 18, 7 p.m., program/speaker night...all about Therapeutic Riding will be held at C-Line Stables, Odessa-directions from US 13 near Odessa, go West onto Pine Tree Road, right onto Harris Rd, look for 3491 Harris Road and signage says C-Line Stables, for more information, contact Pam at 302-473-6515.

    Widowed Persons meet
    The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Jessica Collin, Delaware Hospice. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc.

    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.

    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.

    Old Christ Church League meets
    The Old Christ Church League will hold its annual dinner meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Members are invited to attend an evening of food, fellowship and fun as they enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner catered by "My Turn to Cook" at 7 p.m. and a brief business meeting a 8 p.m. The highlight of the evening is a pictorial tour of Old Christ Church given by the League's own Kendal Jones, Laurel Town Historian. For more information call St. Philip's office 875-3644. Membership forms and annual dinner reservation forms are available. Reservations are due by Feb. 1.

    Seaford High Alumni Association
    The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their executive board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the downtown Seaford Museum. Call Donna Hastings Angell with any questions at 629-8077.

    Sussex County Penn Alumni meets
    The Penn Club of Sussex County cordially invites you to its first Social event of 2008. Come meet and mingle with other Penn alumni from the area, and find out how you can get involved with the club. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7, at La Rosa Negra, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes appetizers. A cash bar ($1 off all drinks from 5 to 6 p.m.) Contact Ron Miller W'82, to RSVP at Ronald_miller@ml.com or 302-227-5143.

    AARP Chapter #5340 meets
    Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Feb. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speakers are Bob and Vivian Barry retired officers of the United States Central Intelligent Agency. Topic will be their careers and the intelligence community. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 29. New members are welcome.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary
    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.

    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.

    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 second Monday 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.

    Historical Society meets
    Georgetown Historical Society's next regular meeting is set for Monday, Feb. 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Wayne Kirklin from Lewes. He will speak about Light Ships. The public is welcome. The meeting location is Lynch building at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.

    Laurel New Century Club meets
    The Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Pizza King Restaurant in Seaford at 11:30 a.m. Any interested woman is welcome to join us for lunch, good fellowship and the planning of exciting future events.


    Philadelphia Flower Show
    The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 5. The bus will leave from the Sears parking lot at 8 a.m. The bus will leave Philadelphia at 4 p.m. to return home. The cost of the trip is $55. Call 628-9828 by Wednesday, Jan. 31, for reservations.

    AARP #915 Bus trips
    AARP #915 are planning bus trips for 2008. New York Day Trip-- May 24, Cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 17-20. Cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675.00 single. Call 410-673-7856. Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, MoÊ-- Sept. 12-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England, Islands, Back Roads, Mountains, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach -- Nov. 10-13, 2008, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.

    AARP Chapter #1084 trips
    'Ride the Rails in West Virginia' is being offered by Seaford AARP, May 21-23. The price is $420 per person, double occupancy. Three train rides through the Appalachian mountains, a windmill farm, Blackwater Falls State Park and shopping in Thomas. New Hampshire White Mountains trip is being offered Oct. 13-16. The price is $640 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter's store, Littleton's Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & museum, Harman's Cheese & Country Store. You will enjoy dinner aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train and also a ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee on a cruise ship. Next, a visit to Hampshire Pewter. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for information.

    Nanticoke Senior Center's trip
    Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Ole Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For further information, call 629-4939.

    Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre trip
    Nanticoke Senior Center's Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip, "All Shook Up," on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m., Pancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members. 'All Shook Up' is a hot-rod musical that takes place during 1955. The musical has 24 Elvis Presley tunes that will kick start memories and have you jumping out of your seat. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 629-4939.

    Trip to Branson, Mo.,
    Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-25336.

    Longaberger Bus trip
    The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 10-12. Package includes tour of Longaberger's home office, Homestead, Factory Store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual Spring Fling during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and Dash for Baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 245-8842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.

    Sight and Sound trip
    A bus trip to see 'Daniel and the Lions' Den' at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George's United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.


    Shrove Tuesday supper
    Centenary United Methodist Church, located on Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. All you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and ham. Children under three are free; children 3-11 years old, $3; 12 years old and up $5.

    Blades Fire Hall breakfast
    There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Feb. 3, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

    Spring luncheon
    A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George's United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 846-2301.

    Oyster fry on Feb. 2
    Charity Lodge #27, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, is hosting an Oyster Fry on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m.-till ? Food available: oysters, hamburgers, and hotdog sandwiches - also baked goods.

    Class of 1956 luncheon
    The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. Plans will be discussed for their 52nd reunion dinner, Friday, May 16.

    Spaghetti dinner & auction
    The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).