Seaford library IHOP fundraiser The Seaford District Library is pleased to announce that we have joined with IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations on any day with any meal and return the receipts along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards and the receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. Seaford District Library will receive 10 percent of the total receipt as a donation.
Seaford District Library events The Celiac Support group will meet at the Seaford District Library on Monday, July 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. "Sleeping Beauty" will be presented by Stevens Puppets at the Seaford District Library on Tuesday, July 29, starting at 1 p.m. This event is part of the Seaford District Library's Children's Summer Reading Program "Catch the Reading Bug." For more information contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. The Seaford District Library will be celebrating its Children's Summer Reading Program "Catch the Reading Bug" with a "Bug-a-licious Grand Finale Ice Cream Party" on Wednesday, July 30, starting at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at this event. For more information contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. The Teen Summer Reading Program "Metamorphosis" will be celebrating its "Grand Finale Carnival Party" on Thursday, July 31, starting at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at this event. This program is for those participants who have completed grades 6th-12th and who have read at least 2 hours. For more information contact Kenda Kile at 629-2524. Upcoming events The Seaford District Library will be hosting its "Science and Religion" non-fiction book discussion on Friday, Aug. 1, starting at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is "The Blind Watchmaker" by Richard Dawkins. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. Lights, camera, action! The Seaford District Library is having "Movie Night" on Thursday, Aug. 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. The Seaford District Library is currently looking for local artists who are interested in having their art displayed at the library for our second annual art show on Sept. 5 and 6, from 12-4 p.m. This is a multi-medium art show so all artists are welcome. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. Space is limited so register at the front desk by Aug. 22. Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential. Programs are free and open to the public.
VFW BBQ and yard sale VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold a chicken barbecue and yard sale on July 26, sponsored by the ladies' and men's auxiliary. The yard sale starts at 7 a.m., chicken platters available at 11 a.m. Platter includes chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob and roll for $7. Table rentals are $10 per table. Call 629-3092 to reserve a table.
Seaford Elk Lodge Luau The Seaford Elk Lodge will hold their annual luau on Saturday, Aug. 2, beginning at 6 p.m., with hors d'oeuvres including watermelon boats, dips, chips, spreads and crackers. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with barbeque country style pork spare ribs, fried chicken, ham with pineapple glaze, lima beans/corn and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, candied sweet potatoes, cole slaw, fabulous deserts, rolls and coffee. At 8:30 p.m., there will be a male hula contest with a prize awarded to the winner. Nine o'clock will feature music and a floor show by "Reminiscing" with Nickie & Bruce Conover appearing as Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Elvis and many more. Tickets are $17.50 per person and may be purchased at the lodge on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m.; from the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street, or from Jim Cecil by calling 875-3810. Tables of eight or ten may be purchased to ensure your seat. Cutoff date for tickets is July 30. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Elk Lodge is located on Elk Road, north of Seaford off Rt. 13.
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. In addition, 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. The AFRAM acronym comes from the words AFRican-AMerican. This year's theme is "Conserving Our Future by Preserving Our Family." All are welcome to this community uniting event. 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 302-628-1908 or email@example.com. Visit the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival web site at easternshoreafram.org for general information, registration forms and directions.
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 93 reunion planned Laurel High School's class of 1993 is scheduled to celebrate their 15th reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. It will be held at Trap Pond State Park's screened pavilion. We are in need of contact information for the following classmates: Gary Anderson, Eric Bailey, Jennifer Belong, Greg Bernal, Shawn Crites, Dangelle Dixon, Allery Elder, Brandy Gilchrist, Michael Greene, Sam Hastings, Gail Hearn, Michelle Hindt, Nick Horsey, Jeff Howard, Patrick Johnson, Robyn Justice, Aaron Kellam, Kenneth LeCates, Martin LeCates, Tracy Matthews, Misty McKinstry, Carlos Mitchell, Christina Morris, Bodny Olivince, Jason Pfeilmeier, Traymane Savage, Karen Short Townsend, Twana Stanley, John Stevens, Sean Vincent, Mark Walsh, Chris Walston, Nikki Webb, Antonio West, Albert Wooters, Jason Young and Ami Zimmerman. If you have contact information for any of these classmates, contact Michelle Rogers Moyer at 875-2563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHS Class of 1988 plans reunion LHS Class of 1988 twenty year class reunion dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 5 p.m. at the Beach House in Laurel. We are also planning other events around that weekend. We need your help. Contact the committee with your address information at Reunioninfo2008@yahoo.com, call the reunion hotline 302-280-6655, or register on classmates.com to help us connect to everyone.
Basket Bingo fundraiser The annual basket bingo fundraiser for the Laurel Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, Aug 26, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. The $20 ticket will give players "double" bingo cards and one ticket for the raffle of a large, Longerberger storage basket. A 2008 Holiday Hostess Basket will also be won by another lucky raffle winner. The traditional 50-50 will also be offered along with free desserts, drinks and snacks. Hot dogs will be available at $1 each. The Laurel Historical Society members donate delicious homemade treats for this event each year, so come hungry for dinner and plan on a fun evening. As in previous years, tickets can be bought at the door, but for advanced ticket reservations call 875-9427 or 875-4217 and leave a message. Profits from the event will be used to maintain the society's properties and collections. Efforts are now being made to raise funds to repaint the society's headquarters, The Cook House, which is open for public visits each Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information call 875-2820 or email laurelhistoricalsociety@-hotmail.com
Miller family reunion The 24th family reunion of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George's Church hall near Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 9, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Phone 302-846-2133 for more information.
Fashion show benefit The Fun Friday Fashion Show benefitting the Good Samaritan will be held on Aug. 8, starting at 6 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. Members of the Lighthouse - in addition to other members of the community - will model clothing from The Good Samaritan Thrift Store. A free-will donation will be taken, with all of the proceeds going directly to The Good Samaritan - a non-profit organization that helps those in need in Laurel. Refreshments will be served. For more information, phone 875-7814.
Texas Hold'em Poker Texas Hold'em Poker at the Laurel Fire Department, 205 West 10th St.; Laurel, on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free draft beer - cash bar & refreshments. Entry fee is: $100 (2) $25 Add-ons - 1000 in chips plus 500/500 - Starting level 10/20. First place up to $2,000- total prize payouts up to $8,000. Based on player participation. Call Steve Brittingham at 875-3081, to pre-register and for more information. Proceeds benefit the Laurel Fire Department.
Hitchens family reunion The 54th annual Hitchens Family Reunion will be held Sunday Aug. 3, at 1 p.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, Phillips Hill Road 472, near Laurel. Bring a covered dish to share, fried chicken and rolls will be furnished. The Edmund Hitchens family will be in charge of arrangements.
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. 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 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.
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.
IHOP Family Night every night The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
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 succeeded in raising over $20,000. Special thanks go out to our top sponsors so far for 2008, including Trinity Transport, Inc. and Discover Bank, with more expected to follow.
Bridgeville Festival There will be a Community Day Festival sponsored by the Phillis Wheatley Alumni Association on Saturday, July 26, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Phillis Wheatley Middle School, 48 Church Street, Bridgeville. There will be games, entertainment and activities for all ages. Vendor will be available on site to purchase food and drinks. Please bring your lawn chairs. All are welcome. For more information, call 344-5386.
Embroiders' Guild open house The public is invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Embroiders' Guild of America, Inc. The open house will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, from 12:30 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Refreshments will be served and there will be demonstrations of various forms of needlework. Those attending will also be able to work on a project to take home and view the needlework on display. The Sussex chapter welcomes new members and meets the second Monday of each month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center. Come and learn, have fun, and share the good companionship with other stitchers. All levels of stitchers are welcome. For information contact Carolyn 302-947-1949.
Lewes High School class of 1958 The Lewes High School class of 1958 will hold its 50th year reunion on Oct. 18, 2008 at the Virden center, Pilottown Road, Lewes. A letter of information on the reunion will be mailed in early spring but addresses are needed for the following classmates: Peggy Haire Kreer, Charles Robertson, James Carter, Larry Dennis and Bill Price. If you were a member of the Lewes High School class of 1958, but did not graduate and are interested in attending the reunion, or if you have information for any of the above, call the reunion committee at 645-2387.
Georgetown Public Library events 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 at 856-7958. The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its monthly book discussion on Wednesday Aug. 13 at 10 am. This month's discussion will be on "Shattered Dreams" by Irene Spencer. For more information, call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold a Wellness Wednesday in September. (Date to be announced.) For more information, call the library at 856-7958.
St. Stephen's UMC Golf Tournament St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar is excited to announce our very first annual golf tournament, to be held on Monday, Sept. 8, at the scenic River Marsh Golf Club, located at the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt in Cambridge, Md. Start time is 8:30 a.m., with registration from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. The cost is $100 per single player or $400 per team. For local businesses, $100 silver sponsor includes a professionally printed 18 x 24 tee sign or $450 gold sponsor will register a foursome of golfers in addition to a tee sign. All fees include a buffet lunch with awards ceremony to follow. There will be many great prizes for 1st through 3rd place men's and women's teams, as well as great prizes for longest drive and closest the pin. Visit www.ststephensumc.com, or call Jamee Elliott at 302-846-9501, or Tom Jewell at 302-846-2525 for tournament sponsorship or registration information. Registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 25.
Texas Holdem The Midway Lions Club will have a fund raising Texas Holdem at 7 p.m., on Aug. 8, at the Indian River Fire House. Call Joe Smith at 302-436-8142 for more information.
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.
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.
Delaware Equine Council meets Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be Monday, Aug 18, at 7 p.m. in the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information, contact Stan 684-3966.
Class reunion meeting There will be a class reunion meeting at Bargain Bill's for the Laurel class of 1978 to organize their 30-year class reunion.Anyone interested in helping, meet on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. Any questions call 443-614-0338.
Democrats to meet The 37th democrat district will meet Wednesday, July 31, 6 p.m., at the home of Tom Savage, 30821 Edgewater Drive, Edgewater Acres, Lewes. Meet the candidate for the 37th District, Helen Truitt and Mr. Savage, a candidate for Delaware Insurance Commissioner. Reservations are required (for food count) call Becky Breasure at 856-2173. Call candidate Savage for directions at 644-0563. To get information about being active in the 37th district contact District Chairman Tim Willard at 856-7777, or by email at Dem37District@aol.com
Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2 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.
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.
Bus trip and cruise Smith Island Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 23, includes: bus transportation, boat ride, and deluxe family-style dinner. The bus will be leaving from Roses parking lot in Denton, Md. Cost is $69 per person. Call ASAP for reservations, 410-822-2314.
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 trips These trips are all open to the public... Sept. 24 - Wednesday. 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 four 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 to hour ride! Then ride the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad before taking a cruise on a 230 foot, 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. Watch "Oklahoma" at Longwood Gardens on July 31 in Kennett Square, Pa. Bring out your artistic side by participating in art classes. Discover how easy using a digital camera can be in a one-session class on July 29. From July 28 to Nov. 3, learn water exercises to help with symptoms associated with arthritis pain. Beginning July 28, you can take a yoga class to release tension and stress through meditation, breathing, and stretching exercises. Tickets are now available for trips to two National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Pops shows at the Kennedy Center in September, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College. On Sept. 18, attend a one-night-only concert event with American folk singer Arlo Guthrie and the NSO Pops as part of the Kennedy Center's "Arts Across America" celebration. On Sept. 25, enjoy Judy Garland's captivating and timeless songs performed by Broadway veteran Linda Eder with the NSO Pops led by Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch. For complete details on these and other upcoming Adult Plus+ trips, or to register, call 302-856-5618.