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, July 6, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the auxiliary and firemen of the fire company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.
Rabies & distemper clinic Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. holds its eighth semi-annual Rabies & Distemper Vaccination Clinic for cats and dogs on July 19 from 8 - 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for each rabies shot and $10 for each Distemper/Parvo shot, cash only. Leashes and carriers are required. Blades Fire Station, Cannon Street, between 4th and 5th streets. Dr. Mike Metzler, DVM, attending veterinarian, Four Paws Animal Hospital. Puppies must be at least 16-weeks old to receive rabies vaccine and at least 6 weeks old to receive distemper vaccine. Kittens must be at least 12 weeks old to receive Rabies Vaccine and be at least six weeks old to receive Distemper Vaccine. Each dog/puppy must be on a leash. Each cat/kitten must be in its own carrier.
Farmers and Artisans Market For quite some time now, old-timers and new-comers alike have been asking for a market in the Seaford area. A citizens' group is making it happen. A steering committee has laid the foundation, with the help of Kelli Steele. Debuting on Saturday mornings in August, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, residents and friends will be able to purchase locally grown and locally hand-crafted items at "Seaford's Farmers & Artisans Market." The location will be at the Kiwanis Park on Stein Highway in Seaford. Growers and artisans from the surrounding area are encouraged to contact either Lynne Betts at 629-3949 or Sonja Mehaffey at 245-9494 to sign up for the five Saturday mornings in August.
Church seeks craft vendors Christ Lutheran Church need craft vendors for its Christmas bazaar to be held on Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - $20 per space. Contact Joan at 628-3601. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.
SSA welcomes new members The Seaford Swimming Association, located west of Seaford on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is now accepting applications for membership for the 2008 summer season. Children's swimming lessons are offered throughout the summer along with family activities for both children and adults. A new member discount is in effect. Contact Board president Steve Halter at 628-0554 for further information.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival at Nutter Park in Seaford, will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9. This year's event will include a Pre-AFRAM Festival basketball competition and fish fry on Thursday, Aug. 7. Nutter Park is located on Collins Avenue next to Chandler Heights Apartments in Seaford. This annual festival celebrates the African-American heritage with entertainment, food, a parade, cultural vendors, contests, fun for kids and adults, and information booths. This year's theme is "Conserving Our Future by Preserving Our Family." Register today for pageants, vending booths, parade, basketball challenge, Amateur Night, and entertainment by calling 628-1908. Registration forms are also available on the AFRAM Web site:easternshoreafram.org. For questions or information please contact Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Executive Director: Councilwoman Pat A. Jones at 628-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaford District Library events "Fun with Filmmaking" is a free 3-day series offered by the Rehoboth Film Society at the Seaford District Library on Mondays, July 7 and 14 and Tuesday, July 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration at the library is required and the program is recommended for elementary aged students. John Hadfield will present "Monkeys in the House" on Tuesday, July 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. "LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!" The Seaford Library will be having Movie Night on Wednesday, July 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre will present "Puss in Boots" on Thursday, July 10, starting at 1 p.m. as part of the Seaford District Library's Children's Summer Reading Program "Catch the Reading Bug." The Teen Summer Reading Program "Metamorphosis" will be having an "Extreme Makeover" program on Thursday, July 10, starting at 4 p.m. Sign up for this program at the library's front desk. This is for program participants who have completed grades 6-12. For more information contact Kenda Kile at 629-2524. Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
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 library at 875-3184.
LHS Class of 1988 reunion LHS Class of 1988 20 year reunion planning in progress for fall 2008. We need your help. Contact the committee with your address information and anyone else's that you may know at Reunioninfo2008@yahoo.com or call the reunion hotline 302-280-6655 or register on classmates.com to help us connect to everyone
Historical Society opens The Laurel Historical Society is pleased to announce that their headquarter museum, the Cook House, will be open for visits on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during the summer and early fall seasons. While the Cook House has been open for public viewing at times in the past, this will be the first time that regular public hours have been available. There is no charge for admittance during this trial period, but monetary donations from visitors will help insure the continuation of the venture and are encouraged. Located at 502 E. Fourth St., the Cook House is where many of the society's holdings are stored and displayed. New this season is a representation of a 1930 style, depression era bedroom with a suite of furniture that was purchased and thought to have been originally owned by Lou Elliott. Mrs. Elliott operated the Wee Gift Shop in Laurel for many years on the site of the current Lions Club building. Some other important pieces from the society's collections include a c.1840 Ralph corner cupboard, a signed c. 1960 John F. Kennedy letter, and the extensive collection of photographs from the local Waller Studio. These reprinted pictures document life in Laurel and western Sussex from 1896 until the early 1970's and represent a detailed chronology of the buildings and lifestyles of the eras. For more information or to volunteer to serve as a host, call 875-2820 or email email@example.com
Laurel Public Library events Wednesday, July 9, 2 p.m. - "Creepy Crawlies!" brought to us by the Delaware Museum of Natural History Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. - Storyteller Michael Forestieri presents "Crawly Things and Beetle Wings" Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. - "Magic & Wit & Bugs!" performed by Magician Mike Rose! Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m. - "Buggy about Sign Language" presented by signing storyteller Kathy McMillan For more information, drop by the Laurel Public Library at 101 East 4th Street, call us at 875-3184, or find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us. You can also email Becky Norton, Youth Services Librarian, at Rebecca.Norton@lib.de.us for more information.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Basking in Books," continues through Aug. 25. It is open to all 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, please register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book enjoyed; these entry slips enter you in weekly drawings for prizes as well as for a grand prize to be awarded on Aug. 25. For further information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks, in Greenwood.
'Bound by Books' discussion group Greenwood Library's book discussion group, "Bound by Books," will hold a discussion session on Tuesday, July 8, from 6:30 to 8 at the Greenwood Public Library. The work to be discussed will be the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber. The program is free and open to all. To obtain a copy of the short story, drop by the Greenwood Public Library, or call Robin Miller at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
Greenwood VFW fundraiser Join Peggy's Family Restaurant at 9634 Hickory Lane in Greenwood, for a special 4th of July Weekend Fundraiser for Operation Uplink, a phone card program sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood. After enjoying a meal at Peggy's, diners can make donations at the register to purchase phone cards for America's active duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. Look for the patriotic donation display during July 3- July 6. Checks can be made payable: Greenwood Memorial Ladies Aux. #7478. Contact person: President Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Wii Bowling Tournament schedule The Greenwood CHEER Center Wiiª Bowling Team, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will be participating in a Wiiª Bowling tournament to be held at the Slaughter Neck CHEER Center located at 22942 Slaughter Neck Road, Lincoln on Friday, July 11. The games will begin at 10 a.m. These tournaments are practice tournaments for the centers leading up to a CHEER, Agency wide Wiiª Bowling Tournament that will be held in September. The center has open Wiiª bowling in the Greenwood CHEER Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Anyone over age 50 is welcome to come in and try the many games available and sign-up to participate in center competition. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Historical Society's Museum The Bridgeville Historical Society Museum will be open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from June to October from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William Street, Bridgeville.
Trinity Golf Tournament The 5th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The tournament is a charity event to raise money for the Trinity Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. In 2007 the tournament succeeding in raising over $20,000. There are two tee times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Special thanks go out to our top sponsors so far for 2008, including Trinity Transport, Inc. and Discover Bank, with more expected to follow.
Georgetown Public Library events The Georgetown Public Library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its monthly book discussion on Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer. The Georgetown Library will hold Wellness Wednesday on July 16 from 2-4 p.m. The Georgetown Public Library will have a movie matinee every Friday at 2 p.m. starting the week of June 13 to Aug. 22. Georgetown Public Library will present Gary Lloyd, a regionally recognized and award winning storyteller will present "Come Into My Parlor, Please?" on Thursday July 10 at 2 p.m. For further information call the Georgetown Public Library at 856-7958.
State Police car show On Saturday, July 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Delaware State Police will be hosting a car show at the 1st State Chevrolet (located on US 113 in Georgetown). This event will feature race cars, which will be participating in the upcoming annual Camp Barnes Race. Race Cars will be on display. "Sergeant Dan" and the State Police "Seat Belt Convincer" will be on hand. For more information, please contact Detective Preston (Pep) Lewis at 856-5850, Ext. 301.
Benefit nights The Roadhouse Steak Joint is taking reservations for non-profit organizations benefit nights for the 2008-2009 season. Call 645-8273, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 18693 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, www.roadhousesteakjoint.com
Lions Club Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds from the sale going to the local community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 apiece. The price of the lid, with a Delmar and Wildcat logo, is $30. Liners and dividers are available upon request. For more information or to order a basket please contact King Lion Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Grays meet The Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford hosts their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Library Conference Room. Those whose male ancestors fought honorably for the South during the American Civil War, or those interested in the preservation of history are invited to attend. www.DESCV.org
Trap Pond Partners meets Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer non-profit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit www.trappondpartners.com.
Equine Council meets July 14 The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be Monday, July 14, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public library, Harrington. For more information, contact Stan 302-684-3966.
Widowed Persons Meeting July 15 The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Sgt. Derrick Calloway of the Laurel Police Department. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
SCWDC meeting July 17 The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on July 17, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Guest Speaker Dr. Harriet Windsor, Delaware Secretary of State, will give an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the Secretary of State and the services that the Department of State provides. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For reservations, call Catherine King 628-4812 or e-mail Ladycdk@comcast.net.
Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cheer Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road.For more details call Joyce Smirk, Secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.
Marine Corps meeting 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. 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.
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.
Laurel Senior Center Day trips July 18 - Choptank Riverboat Luncheon Cruise at Suicide Bridge in East New Market. If interested you must have reservations, call 875-2536 for further information.
Senior Center trips 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 Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre.
Longaberger bus trip Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd's Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd's Bear Country Basket Fest. Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Aug. 23. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. A unique opportunity to weave your own Longaberger basket (not included in price of registration). The Longaberger Factory Store with close to 10,000 square feet of retired and revered Longaberger baskets, pottery and wrought iron products available for purchase. Longaberger Basket giveaways will take place every hour and much more! $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris at 245-8842 or email at RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Bus trip to Nashville Seaford will host a trip to Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 13-17. Cost of $799 per person/double occupancy includes lodging at the Opryland Hotel, performance of Radio City's "Christmas Spectacular" featuring world-famous Rockettes, Fantasy in Ice, holiday dinner show featuring Louise Mandrell, most meals, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information call Frances Horner at 629-4416
Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens A bus trip to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from Big Lots, Seaford. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. Departure from New York, 5 p.m. Price $50, flat rate. For information contact Sister Paris Twyman, at 410-754-9135.
AARP Chapter #915 trips Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.
Seaford AARP trips Wednesday, Sept. 24 - A day-trip to Norfolk to cruise the water and have lunch (included) on board the "Spirit Of Norfolk." Return to shore and next door you can tour the Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, The Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The cost is $78 and the bus leaves Peebles parking lot in Seaford at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains for 4 days. Stay in Laconia, N.H. at the Margate Resort Hotel with seven meals included. Cost: $650 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter's Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Hampton Pewter, and more. Have lunch (included) aboard The Café Lafayette Dinner Train during your two hour ride. Then ride the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad before taking a cruise on a 230-ft. ship across Lake Winnipesaukee. You will also have time to shop and browse along Main Street in Wolfeboro village, America's oldest Summer Resort. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information about these trips.
Adult Plus+ trips and activities Get out and have some fun this summer by participating in one or more exciting trips and activities offered by the Adult Plus+ Program at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. On July 8, spend the day exploring the eight Smithsonian Museums located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Spend the morning laughing your way through the Three Stooges Museum and shop in the afternoon at Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia on July 10. Watch the unforgettable musical smash hit "Mamma Mia" on July 12 at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. On July 16, view the high energy musical "Footloose" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Enjoy a day on your own in New York on July 23. Watch "Oklahoma" at Longwood Gardens on July 31 in Kennett Square, Pa. Bring out your artistic side by participating in art classes. Starting July 10, those who like to draw can receive informal instruction or learn watercolor basics including tone and wash. Learn woodcarving techniques and hands on learning by participating in the Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club every Monday. Acquire skills to use the internet in a one-session course on July 2 or July 9; discover how easy using a digital camera can be in a one-session class on July 22 or July 29. Beginning on July 8, receive complete instruction including rules and etiquette in Enjoy Golf. From July 28 to Nov. 3, learn water exercises to help with symptoms associated with arthritis pain. Beginning July 28, take yoga to release tension and stress through meditation, breathing, and stretching exercises. For more information about these and other trips and activities, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ Program at 856-5618.