Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 04, 2008

Seaford Community Concert Assn. membership drive The volunteer workers of the Seaford Community Concert Association are preparing for their 2008-09 season membership drive, beginning Sept. 6. To celebrate 60 years of bringing top-notch professional concerts to the Seaford area, there will be six concerts. They are: Pavlo, guitarist and singer on Oct. 14; Tribute to Benny Goodman, Oct. 28; Dale Gonyea, pianist and humorist, Jan. 17, 2009; Bronn and Katherine Journey, Harpist and vocalist, March 12, 2009; Side Street Strutters, a jazz ensemble, April 3, 2009; and the Mantini Sisters, vocalists, April 20, 2009. All concerts are held at the Seaford High School. There will be a kick-off brunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Grace Baptist Church for the workers and anyone else who is interested in volunteering for the association. The membership campaign will end on Sept. 27. For further information, call Allan Kittila at 629-6184, or Mary Ann Torkelson at 228-6097.

Nanticoke Senior Center Basket Bingo The Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club (310 Virginia Avenue). Proceeds to benefit the new Nanticoke Senior Center. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the American Celebrations Oval Market Basket or one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact 629-4939 or 628-2828.

Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Republican Women's Club luncheon The Seaford Republican Women's Club will host a luncheon, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The cost is $13 per person. The public is cordially invited. Special guest speakers will be candidate for governor, Bill Lee, and candidate for lieutenant governor, Charlie Copeland. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ann Nesbitt, at 628-7788. The deadline for reservations is Thursday, Sept. 18.

Breakfast benefit Mt. Olivet Church in downtown Seaford will be holding a breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall. This will be a fundraiser to support our preschool program to help keep costs affordable for families. All are welcome to enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, fruit and other goodies. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. That same day there will be a Schwann's truckload sale in our parking lot. You may call 629-4458 mornings for information.

Vera Bradley & Longaberger Bingo The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge # 1728 will host a bingo featuring Vera Bradley Bags and Longaberger Baskets on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley Garment Bag and the Longaberger Crock Bundle 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 Hwy, Seaford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food and refreshments available. Call David or Travis Sirman at 875-3792; or Seaford Moose Lodge, 629-8408 to reserve yours tickets or for information.

AARP offers driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

Seaford District Library events
  • There will be a Seaford District Library board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is Reason For God by Tim Keller.
  • "What is Constitution Day?" will be presented at the Seaford District Library by Madeline Dunn, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Curator of Education. Join us at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on the eve of Constitution Day. This program is geared towards elementary students. For more information contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524.
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library is having "Movie Night" on Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.
  • The "Vines and Vessels" Christian writing group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m.
  • "Unlacing the Victorian Woman" will be presented by Barbara Darlin at the Seaford District Library on Tuesday, Sept. 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a delightful performance that educates while it entertains.
  • Eat it up at your library! Health snacks, stories and juggler Carlos Mir will introduce a three-program family story hour series starting Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Bring the kids and your appetite for a fun-filled time at Seaford District Library. The series will continue on Oct. 16 and 30, at 6:30.
  • The Seaford District Library is currently looking for people who are interested in representing a foreign country for our "Annual International Festival" to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sign up at the Seaford Library front desk before Oct. 14.

  • Fitness Classes start Sept. 15 & 16 Come join us in Fitness Classes Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. We start a six week session the week of Sept. 15 and 16, and meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.'s OK and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 24-year AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539

    Art Show at the Seaford Library The Seaford District Library is proud to announce it will be hosting it's 2nd annual art show on Sept. 5 & 6 from 12-4 p.m. This will be a multi-medium art show with many different forms of art, from oils to wood. For more information contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.

    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, Sept. 7, 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 or Crystal French at 629-4481.

    Yard sale Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $10 each. Rain date is Sept. 20. Call 875-7143.

    Seaford class of '88 reunion The Seaford High School class of '88 20th year reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the banquet center next to Jimmy's Grill Restaurant in Bridgeville. The reunion will be held from 6-10 p.m., with a cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7. The cost for the event is $75 a couple and $37.50 for a single ticket; this includes dinner and entertainment. Contact Cathy Hastings (Maas) at dcat5186@hotmail.com, Lexie Ketterman (Kingree) at lexketterman@gmail.com or Angie Zebley (Mitchell) at angie@tullramey.com with contact information.

    Basket Bingo Sept. 18 Blades Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 7 p.m. at the Blades Fire Company. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games featuring Longaberger basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the American Celebrations Oval Market Basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact 628-0503 or 629-4481.

    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.

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


    Biff Lee Pig Pickin' 40th District Rep. Clifford "Biff" Lee will be holding his 21st annual "Pig-Pickin" at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event is from 4 until 7 p.m. Plenty to eat and a good time for all with door prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling 875-5448, or at Small Insurance, South Central Avenue. They are also available at the door.

    LHS former grads dinner The annual fall get-together of former athletes, band members and interested Laurel High School graduates is on Sept. 12 at the Georgia House with a 4 p.m. social hour and dinner, followed by the Laurel football game. Remember the stories from previous years and bring some new ones. Tickets call Craig Littleton at 302-875-7445 or 302-462-7450

    Barb Hudson offers My Turn to Cook Barb Hudson, candidate for 40th District State Legislature, is holding a take-out dinner from My Turn to Cook in Laurel on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. Take the break from cooking you deserve and meet Barb when you pick up your meal. Tickets are $10 by calling Rachel Hill at 875-8183.

    Laurel Library upcoming events September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and the Laurel Public Library will join libraries across the nation in encouraging everyone to apply for the one card that can open up the world, a library card. Throughout the month of September, adults 18 years of age and over, who sign up for a first-time library card, will have their name entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card from Laurel's Georgia House Restaurant. Participants must be first-time card applicants, and will need to present current proof of Delaware residency. The fee to replace lost cards will also be waived during September if all associated fees and fines have been paid.

    Readers invited to Form Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library will host two exploratory meetings on Sept. 17 and 18, to determine if there is community interest in forming a library book club for adult readers. The Sept. 17 meeting is at 10:30 in the morning and the meeting on the Sept.18 is scheduled for 7 p.m. These organizational meetings will determine future book club dates and times for meeting, and the nature of the books to be read and discussed. Library staff will be available to review current trends in book clubs nationwide, and to offer other materials on forming book discussion groups. For further information email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

    Whaley Family Reunion Sept. 21 The Whaley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, Trinity UMC, Laurel. Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset expenses of chicken, hot dogs, and supplies. During the business meeting, games will be available for the children. For more information, contact one of the following officers: Christina Wilson, 410-251-0413; Edna Mae Marvil, 875-9427; Ruth Ann Savage, 410-546-5818; Phyllis Johnson, 875-0463. Bring a family recipe. We hope to do a Whaley Family cookbook in the future.

    AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will host an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register for the course call 875-2536.

    Networking Expo The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will host a Business to Business Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Businesses will have an opportunity to introduce their business and services to one another from 5-5:45 p.m., and doors will open to the public from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Laurel Chamber Office at 875-9319.

    Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (chicken & dumplings) on Sept. 20, noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately two miles south of town. For any further information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

    LHS Class of '63 plans reunion Laurel High School's Class of '63, 45th reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Lakeside Community Center in Long Neck. We are in need of up-to-date addresses. If you have not received your letter contact Janet Lynch LeCates 875-3955, or Sandra Kellam Russell 875-5985, or e-mail russellsk@dmv.com.

    LHS Class of '78 plans reunion LHS Class of '78, 30-year-class-reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Beach House "Tiki Bar" at Bargain Bill's in Laurel. Light finger food will be served, cash bar $15 per person from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. DJ will be provided. Dress is casual. For more information contact Jan Conaway Allen at 443-614-0338, Gale Hall Daugherty at 410-626-3214, Tammy Hastings Whaley at 302-228-7267, Tammy Myers Wharton at 302-258-7371 or Sue Pressley at 302-875-3968. Send checks to Jan Allen, 110 Tracey Circle, Laurel, DE 19956.

    LHS class of '98 reunion planned Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones by email megj22@comcast.net or phone 841-5835 with contact information.

    LHS class of '88 reunion planned Laurel class of '88, 20 year class reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Beach House & Tiki Bar at Bargain Bill's in Laurel at 5 p.m. Featuring a DJ, tropical buffet and cash bar. Tickets are $36 in advance. Invitations and reply cards have been mailed. If you did not receive one or need more information, contact committee at 302-280-6655; or reunioninfo2008@yahoo.com.


    Golf Tournament Greenwood Mennonite School announces their 6th annual benefit golf tournament to be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a scramble tournament open to groups and individuals. Registration is from 7-8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. A shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served and prizes awarded at 12:30 p.m. The $100 entry fee per golfer includes the continental breakfast, golf, lunch and prizes. The non-refundable deadline for entries is Sept. 12. For more information and to register for the tournament contact Dwayne Landis at 302-236-6822. Entries and payment can be mailed to: GMS Golf Tournament, Attn: Dwayne Landis, P.O. Box 309, Greenwood, DE 19950.

    The Glass Castle discusion at the Greenwood Public Library Greenwood Library's book discussion group, "Bound by Books," will hold a discussion session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. The work to be discussed will be The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. We invite you to come enjoy an evening of stimulating discussion and pleasant socializing. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.

    Autumn Craft Night Sept. 18 On Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a family Autumn Craft Night. We will be decorating canvas tote bags with your choice of a variety of materials including ribbon, paints, iron-ons, and more. There is no cost and all materials will be provided. The activity is open to all; however, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 12; stop by the front desk or call 349-5309. The library is located at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood.

    Patriot Day observance The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 has planned an observance on Patriot Day, Sept. 11, to remember the nearly 3,000 who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. There will be special music and a keynote speaker, Pastor Dave Kiser of the Seaford Wesleyan Church in Seaford, who is both a theologian and a patriot. For more information contact Pres. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220.

    POW-MIA observance The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood, will sponsor a joint observance of POW-MIA Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. at the Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. Mt. Moriah Church of Greenwood, which meets in the Post for weekly worship service, will share in this patriotic program. Mt. Moriah Church will provide musical selections under the leadership of Mrs. Glenda Houston. Thoughts on the day will be given by Jerome Houston, Jr., a 13 year veteran of the U. S. Army and a native of Greenwood and Shawn Byers from Camden, who is on active duty with the U. S. Air Force. For more information call Pres. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

    Greenwood town-wide yard sale Big Saturday Town-wide yard sale and flea market in Greenwood on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Musical entertainment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., all kinds of activities for children, such as face painting, clowns, pony rides and more. Bring your pet for the pet fashion show at 1 p.m. Start off with breakfast at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, enjoy a hot dog later at the library, followed up by a pit-barbecue sandwich at the VFW. A variety of vendors will be located throughout the area around the library and the VFW as will many yard sale and flea market bargains all around town.


    Bridgeville hosts Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M.T. Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the Freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. Note: These items must be kep in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town's wastewater treatment plant. Residents will be directed to an area for placement of limbs. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Residents are asked not to place any other types of trash in this container. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.

    Bridgeville's community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville hosts a communitywide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7 a.m. till ? Find great bargains at many homes throughout the town. Be sure to put Bridgeville on your list of yard sale stops on Sept. 20.

    Bridgeville Fall Festival There will be a Fall Festival and Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Phillis Wheatley Middle School, Church Street, Bridgeville. Sponsored by the Trustees of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Dash plates given to the first 50 vehicles registered. Top 30 cars registered will receive trophies. Registration fee for vehicles and motorcycles is $10 per vehicle. Registration for vehicles will be from 9 a.m until 12 p.m. There will be plenty of food available for sale, choirs will be singing, there will be a health fair, voter registration, and many more activities for the children, youth and adults. There will also be a yard sale from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Tables for the yard sale are $10 per table. Choirs will be performing from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. If you have a choir or praise team that would like to participate, please contact Sis. Ginger Speight at 629-9799 or email at mtcalvarybville@aol.com. For more information, please call Hollis Smack at 302-337-3430. Leroy Tingle at 302-349-4962 or Ginger Speight at 302-629-9799

    Brideville Democrats host dinner The 35th District Democratic Committee will be having its annual chicken and dumplin' dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, Bridgeville, at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. As this is an election year, and three days before the Sept. 9 Primary, many Democrat officials and candidates are slated to be on hand for this big event. After introductions of guests, Richard Lindale, auctioneer, will be ready to liven up your evening with our auction. Reservations for seatings have been brisk, and to get your seat at the table, call Pat Ewing at 628-4563, for reservations.

    Searching for ancestors Are you searching for your ancestors? Do you need guidance to begin your family tree? Are you stuck or do you need help organizing your research? The Bridgeville Public Library will provide genealogy consultations facilitated by Alice duBois Min on the last Saturday of each month, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 - from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up is required. Call the library at 337-7401, or e-mail Alice at famgen88@comcast.net. For special needs contact Karen Johnson 302-337-740


    BBQ chicken dinner There will be a BBQ chicken dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Includes: 1/2 chicken, with baked beans, cole slaw, roll & dessert for $7. Benefit Relay for Life. Advanced tickets only. Call church office at 846-9501.


    Spaghetti and meatball dinner An "all-you-can-eat" spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, beverage, bread and dessert, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, 4-6 p.m. Donation $8. Eat in or carry out. Call 629-7117 or 337-8836 for tickets or information.

    35th annual family reunion Minos & Edith Littleton Family Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 21, 3-7 p.m., at the John West Park in Ocean View. Raindate; Sept. 28. For info contact: Tommy Wilson at 302-629-2153, or Nancy Smith at 302-539-3278.

    Geneology class The Sussex County Genealogical Society will be teaching a class of four sessions on beginning genealogy at Wilmington College, 41 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. The sessions are on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Sept. 27 and ending on Oct. 18. Each session is taught by an experienced genealogist and should be of interest to anyone interested in beginning a family history. For more information on tuition and details or to get the Wilmington Collage Fall brochure call 302-227-6295.

    Rotary Collecting School Supplies The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club will set up a booth to collect school supplies at Greenwood's upcoming "Big Saturday" celebration on Sept. 6. The club will also have a flea market sale at the booth with proceeds to be donated to the elementary school. Items needed include pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, rulers, crayons, markers and backpacks. Cash donations will also be accepted to be used toward the purchase of uniforms required by the Woodbridge School District. People may bring their donations to the Rotary tent at the event or drop them off at Chick's, U.S. 13, Harrington, where supplies are also being collected for Lake Forest students. The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Peoples Too Restaurant in Harrington. For more information, call 398-3898.

    Adult Plus+ activities Seniors can take advantage of a variety of fun activities offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Anyone interested in playing bridge can attend open bridge sessions from Sept. 9 to Jan. 20. Starting Sept. 11, learn or improve your bridge skills with beginner and intermediate bridge lessons. Challenge yourself by playing the Hand and Foot Card Game, beginning Sept. 15. Socialize and make new friends by attending the Adult Plus+ Couples Club on Sept. 11 or the Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles Club on Sept. 17. Examine the Bible in "Surprises in the Old Testament." Become computer savvy in "On the Internet! Get Started" on Sept. 10 and learn how "You can Design your own Web Page" on Sept. 23. Learn to use a firearm properly and proficiently in "Firearms: Protection and Training" beginning Sept. 18, with an FBI-certified instructor. For more information about these activities, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ Program at 302-856-5618.

    Georgetown 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 its monthly book discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on "The Language of the Threads" by Gail Tsukiyama.
  • "Do You Know What to Do If a Disaster Strikes" will be presented by the Sussex County Citizen Corp on Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. This informative program will address how to prepare yourself and your family on what to do if a natural or terrorist-related disaster happens. Pre-registration is required to attend.
  • The Delaware Department of Agriculture , the Division of Libraries, and the American Egg Board are calling all ages, crafters, painters, and artists to participate in the 2009 Delaware Decorated Egg Contest. The Egg Decorating contest is open to any Delaware resident interested in pursuing the art of egg decorating. The winning egg decorator will receive $100 and an invitation from the American Egg Board to see their state egg on national display with eggs from the other 49 states. The registration deadline to enter the decorated egg contest is Sept. 15. For registration forms and other information, contact Sheree Nichols at 1-800-282-8685 (DE only) or 302-698-4521, or via email delawareeggcontest@gmail.com.


    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.

    H.A.P.P.E.N. meets Sept. 11 The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed are traffic, the Hearn's Pond Dam, and annexation. As always, H.A.P.P.E.N. members welcome any group or individual who is interested in attending the meeting.

    Acorn Club meeting Sept. 11 The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. Hostesses will be Carolyn Griffith and Kay Johnson and their committee.

    AARP membership meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter #1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford at 1:30 p.m. to greet guest speaker Connie Matthews, of First State Community Action Agency. Members present will have the opportunity to voice their approval of Candidate for 2009-2010 chapter president. Guests age 50 and older, are welcome and invited to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. Anyone interested in joining the state chapter need not be retired to be a member. Chapter dues are $5 per year. Members have access to the wide variety of AARP programs and benefits. Call Helen at 875-5086 for more information.

    Bridgeville town meeting The Commissioners of Bridgeville will host a town meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The meeting will include a wide range of topics including the status of past annexations and an update of highway construction projects. Community organizations have been invited to share information with the residents on their upcoming fall/winter events and the Library Trustees have also been encouraged to share plans for the new library.

    Genealogical Society officers Sussex County Genealogical Society announces the installation of its officers for the 2008-2009 year: President-Jeanne Davis; Vice President-Ralph Nelson; Treasurer-Jim Blakelee; Secretary-Diann Sherwin.

    SCWDC meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be Richard S. Cordrey, Secretary of Finance. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Catherine King 628-4812.

    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. Call Joyce Smirk, secretary, 302-732-6495.

    Confederates meet Sept. 8 The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp # 2068, invites interested persons to attend their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library ConferenceRoom, on Porter Street. For more information about membership, visit www.DESCV.org.

    Equine Council meets A meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Sept 15, at 7 p.m. in the Exhibitors' Hall Board Room. A short business meeting followed by 2008 Awarding of Scholarships (four) supporting Agriculture Education, Dr. David Marshall, DVM will be our Guest Speaker. For more info call Stan 302-684-3966 or Peggy 629-5233.

    NARFE planning meeting The Georgetown Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold an organizational and planning meeting for 2008/2009 activities on Monday, Sept. 15 at noon, with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information, or to become a member, contact Chapter president, Charles Singman, at 337-0337.

    Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Rosalee Walls speaking about the Marvel Museum and Return Day. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

    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.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke River 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.

    Del Tech's September trips Embark on exciting day trips or a three-day trip with Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Sports fans, don't miss the chance to see the Phillies vs. Marlins baseball game on Sept. 10 in Philadelphia. Join Detective McDevitt and frantic witnesses on Sept. 19 for "History on Foot," a firsthand look at the investigation into Lincoln's assassination in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 20, listen to country music veterans, Crystal Gayle, Ray Clark, and Ray Price at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. View the natural scenic beauty of Pine Creek Gorge, also known as Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, from Sept. 22 to 24. Visit Occoquan, a historic riverfront mill town in Virginia, on Sept. 27 for their annual fall craft show. For more information about these or other trips, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-856-5618. 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. 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. For more information about these or other trips, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-856-5618.

    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 N.Y. City Bus trip to N.Y. City, Saturday, Oct 25, to the American Museum of Natural History to visit "The Horse" exhibit. Fee is $65/person includes bus fare and admission to the Exhibit. Reservations must be paid and received by Monday, Sept 1. Bus will board approx 7 a.m. in the Sears parking lot at the Dover Mall. Call Mary Everhart 302-659-0460, or Paula Barto 629-5233, or visit website www.delawarequinecouncil.org.

    Delmar Alumni sponsors trip Delmar Alumni sponsors a trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Bus departs from Delmar High School at 2:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and show "Barefoot in the Park," at 8 p.m. Cost is $80 per person. RSVP: Kay Carrier, 10843 Dorthy Road, Laurel, 875-7877; or Dorothy Wolfgang, 36360 BiState Boulevard, Delmar, 846-2366.

    Seaford AARP trips Money has to be paid in time to make reservations for all trips.
  • 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 is $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 a five course dinner served 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' ship across Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Nov. 19 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania to see the comedy: "Deck The Halls And Clean The Kitchen." Cost: $65. Bus leaves Seaford Peebles parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 5 - The American Music Theater to see "Christmas Show." Cost is $65. Enjoy holiday songs and comedy sketches. Also an appearance of Santa. We will also have time to Christmas shop at the Rockvale Outlets and have lunch on your own before going to the theater. Must sign up now. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on these trips.

  • 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.

  • Trip to Radio City Seaford Recreation's 17th annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is set for Sunday, Dec. 7, and is now taking registrations. The cost is $145 and the seats are in the orchestra section. The cost includes a charter bus and there will be a few hours after the show to shop and tour NYC. Call 629-6809 for more information or to sign up.