Leaf removal Left over leaves littering your lawn or lot? Seaford Lions will rake your Seaford City limits location of leaves (for a donation), so you can live leaf free. Call Lion Keller at 629-4179, or Lion George at 629-7982, to set up an appointment.
Regional Buiders - Toys for Tots Regional Builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 12. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.
Century 21 Tull Ramey - Toys for Tots Century 21 Tull Ramey Real Estate announces that again they are a collection site for the U.S. Maine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Donations are being accepted at both locations, on Rt 13 North of Seaford and at 107 Pennsylvania Ave., Seaford. All toys should be new and do not have to be wrapped. All donations go to Sussex County needy families.
Library poinsettia sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library are once again selling poinsettias for the upcoming holiday season. Decorate your home or business and support the various programs offered at the Seaford District Library. Beautiful 5" pots provided by Jeff's Greenhouses will be available for purchase at the price of $6 each or four for $20. Order forms are available at the Seaford District Library. Pick up will be on Friday, Dec. 5. Delivery is available to local businesses. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 24. For further information contact Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Seaford display For several years Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware in Seaford, have been sponsoring a holiday display at their home and business in Middleford. This year they invite area residents to drive through the display. The drive through will be well marked and will be opening the first weekend in December for residents of the greater Seaford area. The display will be open every evening from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. weather permitting, and will be open through New Year's weekend. Donations are greatly appreciated. From Rt. 13 (Dunkin'Donuts) travel west on Middleford Road towards Georgetown. At the stop sign turn left and the display will be visible on the left.
S.C.A. Christmas Concert Seaford Christian Academy students in grades 1st - 8th, and the High School Sound Waves will be presenting a concert on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the SCA Gym. Everyone is welcome to attend to hear what students have been learning in class this fall, and to enjoy beautiful Christmas music as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, God's Son. Call 629-7161, ext. 130, for further information.
Prayer breakfast Rise-n-Shine to a prayer breakfast at Seaford Golf & Country Club starting at 8 a.m. Advanced tickets sales only; $20 (No tickets will be sold after Jan 15, 2009). The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Regina Batson, a longtime educator dedicated to Seaford School District. Come out and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet, live entertainment, and gripping power points on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration continues at the Seaford High School from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is only $2. Special appearance by: Artist Earl Hardy Sobers, the Rev. Brian Nixon reciting, "I Have a Dream Speech," also featuring a Teen Summit, open mic, live entertainment, creative dance, vendors, free lunch, step show, MLK Jr. trivia, theme contest, children's games sponsored by the Seaford Parks & Recreation, and face painting by the Seaford District Library, and much, much more. For tickets call 628-1908.
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon 31st DuPont Golden Girls luncheon, Thursday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The cost is $15, for more info call Jackie 875-7625.
Seaford class of '83 reunion The Seaford Class of 1983 will hold its 25-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Visit classmates.com to RSVP. Formal invitations will also be mailed out. If you do not receive one, contact Dawn Collins (Dukes) at 302-841-5682 or Suzanah Smoot (Montague) at 302-745-1974.
Santa Claus visit On Saturday, Dec. 20, Seaford will welcome Santa Claus - The Shoppes of Historic High Street invite you to join them in welcoming Santa Claus. Retailers will be providing special treats, hot and cold beverages, and finger foods for last minute shoppers. Join us for a day filled with Christmas spirit, special sales, free drawings and pictures with Santa Claus.
Carols for Christmas The Southern Delaware Choral Society Christmas concert, "A Newborn Child: Cantatas and Carols for Christmas," will be presented Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford, and on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. at St. Edmund's Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach. The cost for tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available by calling 226-5231 or at www.brownpapertickets.com
SHS alumni social The Seaford High School Alumni Association is sponsoring its annual fall social at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 28, from 6-9 p.m. The executive board invites you to spend time with classmates and fellow alumni to revel in fond memories of times spent at SHS. Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 with any questions.
Class of '88 reunion The Seaford High School class of '88 20-year reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at the banquet center next to Jimmy's Grill Restaurant in Bridgeville. The reunion will be from 6 - 10 p.m. with a cocktail hour from 6 - 7 p.m., and dinner at 7. The cost is $75 a couple and $37.50 for a single. This includes dinner and entertainment. Contact Cathy Hastings (Maas) at email@example.com, Lexie Ketterman (Kingree) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Zebley (Mitchell) at email@example.com with contact information.
Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society raffle offers a luxurious condo in either Williamsburg or Myrtle Beach for a week in 2009 as the prize. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20 and may be purchased at either the Ross Mansion on Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. or at the Seaford Museum on Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The drawing will take place on the last day of the 2008 Victorian Christmas, which is Sunday, Dec. 14.
Victorian Christmas The annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, Dec. 12, 13 and 14, will once again feature a Christmas Boutique. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are especially popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For questions call Diane Thomas at 629-2085 or Shirley Skinner at 629-9378.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Seaford class of '73 The Seaford class of 1973 reunion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. For more information and reservations call or email Mike Wheatley, 629-2498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHS class of '98 Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones at email@example.com or phone 841-5835 with contact information.
Yard & bake sale Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 is holding their annual yard and bake sale at the American Legion Post Home on Rt. 24. Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., no early birds. All proceeds to benefit Veteran's Rehabilitation and Affairs.
Craft and yard sale Laurel Fire Department DSP Troop 4 will hold a craft and yard sale, Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 205 West 10th St. Come to shop or table spots $25 each. Contact Wendy Lowe 228-8177. Benefits LFD Junior Program DSP Troop 4 Explorer Program.
'It's a wonder-full life' It's a wonder-full life, but would it be without the real meaning of Christmas? The Children at Laurel Wesleyan Church invite you to a Christmas musical about the best gift at Christmas. Join us Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located north of Laurel on Rt. 13A. For more information call 875-5380.
Laurel Chamber events Dec. 5 - Christmas parade, 7 p.m.
Dec. 9 - Open house/ribbon cutting, Members Christmas Party, Laurel chamber office 4-7:30 p.m.
Holiday food drive SunKissed Tanning wants to donate a holiday dinner to four Laurel families who need a helping hand during this holiday season. Our goal is 250 non-perishable food items to be donated by Nov. 24. Help us meet this goal. In return for your generosity, every three non-perishable items you donate, you receive one free tan. You can earn up to ten free tans. Our donations will continue for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Deadline for Christmas donations is Dec. 22.
Miss Delaware dinner Join Miss Delaware 2008, Galen Giaccone, for dinner on Monday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Georgia House, located on 300 Delaware Ave., in Laurel. The event will feature piano performances by Miss Delaware and a buffet-style dinner. The proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network, the National Platform of the Miss America Organization. Galen, a native of Wyoming, Del., will compete for the title of Miss America 2009 in January in Las Vegas. Tickets are $16.99 and may be obtained by calling Linda Pusey at 302-947-9065.
Upward Basketball It's time to sign up for Upward basketball for boys and girls ages 6 and now up to age 13. Upward is more than a game. Every child is a winner. Registration forms are available at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Rt.13A in Laurel or the Boys and Girls Club in Seaford and Laurel. Registration is $50, scholarships & multi child discounts available. Sign up by Nov. 25. For more information contact the church at 875-5380.
Mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program is seeking dedicated adults to spend one hour per week with a fifth, sixth, or seventh grader. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Library. Contact Kim Trivits or Lynne Betts at 629-7790 for details.
Christmas in Bridgeville The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 33rd Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Woodbridge High School, Laws Street, Bridgeville. The craft show will include more than 60 vendors, selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. The show will include raffles for a 50-50 and antique furniture item. More than 40 door prizes will be given away. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the non-profit Bridgeville Historical Society.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, is holding its 10th annual community Thanksgiving Dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 27, in the church's fellowship hall. Admission is free and all are welcome. Donations are accepted. For details call the church office at 337-7409.
Bridgeville's caroling in the park The Town of Bridgeville will host their annual caroling in the park on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Historical Society Park on the corner of Delaware Ave. and William St. Bring a canned good donation for needy families. Come for fun, fellowship and a visit from Santa Claus.
Christmas craft night Do you have trouble finding a way to display your Christmas cards every year? Come to the Greenwood Library on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. and make an adorable Christmas card wreath. The wreath, made of clothespins, craft wire and beads, is simple enough for younger children yet ready for an individual creative touch. The craft is free and open to all, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please call 349-5309 or stop by the front desk at the library. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 26.
Christmas concerts You are invited to join the students of Greenwood Mennonite School for their annual Christmas concert series celebrating the birth of Jesus. This Christmas season we will offer two opportunities for you to enjoy traditional Christmas music that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. On Tuesday Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. join the Elementary K-6th grades. The program will feature a kindergarten class drama presentation of the Christmas story under the direction of Kevin Yoder. On Thursday Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. join middle and high school grades. The program will feature the Middle School Choir, the Junior High Chorus, Senior High School Chorale, Ensemble and a combined Mass Choir under the direction of Kevin Yoder. Also featured for the evening will be the Junior and Senior High School bands doing a number of instrumental selections under the direction of Lowell Bechtel. Admission is free. The school is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road between Routes 16 & 36 just east of Greenwood. Visit www.gms-flames.org for more information or call 302-349-4131, to learn more details about Greenwood Mennonite School.
Veterans Day program The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on 2 Governors Ave. in Greenwood is sponsoring a pet food and pet toys drive during the month of November to benefit the SPCA in Georgetown. Items needed include: clean large towels, thin blankets with no filler, cat toys, dog toys, dog treats, cat treats, Beaverdam Hi-Pro Dog food (only dry dog food used), any brand dry cat food, clay cat litter (non-clumping), plastic colanders, leashes & collars (sm., med. & lg.), and baby gates. Contact Michaele Russell, president, for more information at 302-349-4220.
Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds going to the community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 each. 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 contact Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org
'Sounds of the Season' On Dec. 7, the 3rd Annual "Sounds of the Season" Christmas Concert will take place at Delmar Senior High School. As in prior years, all proceeds will benefit local programs for the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life. A Chinese Auction will once again feature unique options for Christmas gifts, door prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be sold throughout the concert. Local performers include Lori (Miller) Lee, Lori Jones, the Delmar High School and Seventh Grade Choirs, and the Greenwood Mennonite High School Ensemble. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 629-2366, or at the door the day of the concert.
Longaberger Basket Bingo A "Christmas" Longaberger Basket Bingo, benefiting the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen Organization, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall, Millsboro. The event will include 20 bingo games with Longaberger Baskets as prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For advance tickets and additional information call Georgeann White at 302-934-9797 or email email@example.com. The Millsboro Fire Company is located on 109 State St., Millsboro. For more information visit www.MDOTeen.org
Free Thanksgiving dinner A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Nov. 27, beginning promptly at noon and ending at 1:30 p.m. It will be provided by Bethel United Methodist Church and served in the Bethel Community House. Directions: west of Seaford at north end of Oak Grove Road.
Ruritan's Ham and Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Nov. 22, (rain date Nov. 29) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.
Georgetown Christmas Parade The Georgetown Christmas "Balloon" Parade is set for Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The chamber is seeking sponsors for the balloons to help offset the cost of the balloons and the gas to fill them. Sponsors can choose a balloon and level of sponsorship, will be able to have their sign or banner carried in front of the balloon, will be announced as the sponsor of that balloon by the parade MC's David Marvel and WBOC's Dennis Ketterer. Applications are now being accepted for entries in the parade. There is no charge to enter the parade. For more information on both sponsoring and entering the parade, go to www.georgetowncoc.com and click the Reindeer link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 302-856-1544.
Sussex County pageant Twenty-six contestants from all over Sussex County will take center stage on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22, at Georgetown Middle School located on West Market Street in Georgetown. The Little Miss, Juvenile Miss and Junior Miss program will take place on Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., with pre-show entertainment at 6 p.m. The Teen and Miss program will take place on Saturday evening beginning at 6 p.m., with pre-show entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Five divisions will be competing for the titles of Little Miss, Juvenile Miss and Junior Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Sussex County 2009. The Little Miss contestants are: Dyasia Briddell of Millsboro, Dynasia Briddell of Millsboro, Brynn Parker of Georgetown and Megan Smith of Millsboro. The Juvenile Miss contestants are: Macey Hayes of Georgetown, Ka'tasia Horsey of Georgetown, Grace Nichols of Greenwood, Joslin Nichols of Greenwood, Brooke Parker of Georgetown and Madison Rice of Georgetown. The Junior Miss contestants are: Candice Bannister-Gibbs of Georgetown, Rytasia Briddell of Millsboro, Rachel Buckler of Georgetown, Monica Porter of Seaford, Jenna Simmons of Dagsboro and Jackelyn Toggart of Millsboro. The Miss Teen contestants are: Kristen Clausen of Georgetown, Kalie Cooper of Frankford, Jenna Hitchens of Georgetown, Michelle Roblero-Ochoa of Georgetown and Bethany Redman of Seaford. The Miss contestants are: Chelsea Betts, Lauren Goslee, Kristina Maynard, Shalia Gillis and Erin Magnin. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adults are $15 and Children $10 under the age of twelve. For more information or tickets, call 302-855-9595.
Hall of Fame The public is invited to the Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown Sunday, Nov. 23, to hear open presentations for the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame 2009 election. The event begins at 1 p.m. Individuals who have been nominated for 2009 ballot consideration may have a five- minute presentation given by a supporter to have their name placed on the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame ballot when mailed early next year. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Ben Sirman in Seaford at 629-6556 or Ells Edwards in Wilmington at 764-2210. Another nomination public meeting will be held in on Sunday Dec. 7, at State Police Troop #2 in Bear.
Annual Memorial Service Farmington Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary to hold annual memorial service. This event will be held on Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmington Fire House. The event is held to honor our past service members for both the fire service and the auxiliary. Entertainment will be provided by Two Mile Road. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Farmington Fire House at 398-4445.
Heritage month The Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month during the month of November. To celebrate this month, on Nov. 28, the association will offer free admission to their museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and join us for a day of dancing, food, and celebration of our heritage. For further information, call our center at 945-3400 or our museum at 945-7022.
Seaford AARP Money has to be paid in time to make reservations for all trips. Dec. 5 - The American Music Theater to see "Christmas Show." Cost is $65. Enjoy holiday songs and comedy sketches. Also an appearance of Santa. There will be time to Christmas shop at the Rockvale Outlets and have lunch on your own before going to the theater. Mar. 9-11 - Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, three days, $240. Deluxe accommodations at the Great Cedar Hotel. Visit the new MGM Grand Hotel casino (all connected). Breakfast and dinner buffets included, plus more. Bus leaves Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for details.
'Narnia' exhibit Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Franklin Institute 'Narnia' Exhibit will be on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, admission to Franklin Institute, lunch at Old Country Buffet, all tips and gratuities. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members.
Myrtle Beach Round trip bus transportation, four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, one box lunch on river cruise with live entertainment, four dinners, luggage handling, step on tour guide, shopping/free time, Broadway at the Beach, four live shows: Legends in Concert, Carolina Opry, Good Vibrations & the Alabama Theatre. Single: $1,171; Double: $885; Triple: $805; Quad: $800. Depart April 13 at 5 a.m., return April 17 at 8:30 p.m. Accommodations: The Caravelle Resort (ocean front rooms) www.thecaravelle.com. Must have full deposit by Feb. 1, 2009. RSVP by Nov. 1, with a $200 deposit. Contact: Kay Carrier at 875-7877 email@example.com, or DotWolfgang at 846-2366, firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to be a member of the Delmar Alumni Association.
Sight & Sound Laurel Senior Center Trip to Sight & Sound, "Miracle of Christmas," on Dec. 9. Cost is $90 and includes transportation, show & dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord.
Englishtown Bus trip to Englishtown Flea Market in New Jersey on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 5 a.m. Cost is $35 for adults, children, nine-years old and under is $17.50. Money is due by Saturday, Nov. 15. Bus leaves from Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St., Bridgeville. Deacon James Stewart at 337-7003.
Radio City Seaford Recreation's 17th annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is set for Sunday, Dec. 7, and is now taking registrations. Cost is $145 and seats are in orchestra section. There will be a few hours after the show to tour New York City. Call 629-6809.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. For details call 302-539-9717.
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.
S.C. Advisory committee The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. Agendas and minutes can be viewed on the county's website at www.sussexcountyde.gov. All meetings are open to the public For more information, call Raymond Moore, Chair, at 436-8132.
SCWDC meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. A business meeting is scheduled with a Thanksgiving luncheon. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Catherine King 628-4812 or e-mail Ladycdk@comcast.net.