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.
Christmas Party The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its annual Holiday and Christmas Party, Monday, Dec. 8, at Duke's Pool House, Sycamore Road in Laurel at 6:30 p.m. There will be entertainment and turkey with dressing will be provided by the club, with members to bring covered dishes to complete the menu. Also, Dick Roller, is responsible for the distribution of small gifts and food items to needy families in the area. Club members are asked to bring these donations and small gifts to the party. Betsy Davis is also assisting in this club effort..
Holiday safety A presentation on holiday safety and crime prevention will be presented by Jerry "Doc" Semper, on Monday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Nanticoke Senior Center.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast All-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of 5th and Cannon streets, on Dec. 7, at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is adults, $7; children, 12-and-under, $3. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Company and the Blades Volunteer Fire Company.
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.
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 Jesus Christ. 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 ticket 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.
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
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.
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.
Children's Christmas party Laurel American Legion Post 19 and Unity 19 will be hosting their annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m. Location is at the Post 19 home on Rt. 24 (Laurel-Millsboro Highway). All children up to 12-years old are welcome. Santa will be there.
Toy & coat drive The Laurel Police Department is once again holding a Christmas Toy & Coat Drive. The members of the Laurel Police Department are requesting donations of new unwrapped toys and coats. The items received will be distributed within the Laurel Communnity to those in need this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at the Police Department, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 23.
'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 Dec. 22. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pearl Harbor Day There will be a service of remembrance for Pearl Harbor Day on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Ave. in Greenwood. The program is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Post and the public is invited to attend. Dr. Raymond Jervis Cooke, a retired United Methodist Minister with 70 years of service, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Cooke shares a long and varied career as a military chaplain and retired in 1972 with 28 years of service and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in USAF. During WWII, Dr. Cooke served as a military chaplain in the U. S. Navy. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of this historical observance.
Lost Love Series On Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will be discussing the two-book Lost Love series by Karen Kingsbury. The two books to be discussed are Even Now and Ever After. The program will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. To obtain copies of the books, please drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
Christmas Caroling Party On Friday, Dec. 12, at 6:00 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Christmas Caroling Party at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood. We will meet in the lobby of the rest home at 6 p.m., sing carols throughout the facility, and end the evening with refreshments in the dining room. The activity is open to all; however, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. The Country Rest Home is located at 12046 Sunset Lane in Greenwood. To register, or for directions to the Country Rest Home, please call 349-5309. If you are able to supply some of your Christmas cookies as refreshments, please contact Robin at the same number.
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.
Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America, an organization formed to promote and coordinate sponsorship of Maine wreaths for national and state cemeteries that have shown a desire to emulate the Arlington wreath-laying event, will have a ceremony in every state in the country on Dec. 8. This event kicks off a weeklong parade of wreath deliveries. Dec. 7 marks the start of the world's Longest Veterans Parade from Maine to participating locations all across the country. On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 12 noon marks the simultaneous wreath-laying ceremonies at over 286 locations all across the world, including 24 foreign cemeteries and aboard naval ships in all seven seas. The Dept. of Del. VFW Ladies Auxiliary is working in conjunction with Wreaths Across America to sponsor this ceremony. Veterans and Family Support Eastern Chairman Sally Kubicki and Dept. of Del. Chairman Michaele Russell have arranged to hold this event on Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. The public is invited to attend.
'The Nutcracker' "The Nutcracker," acclaimed classical ballet performed by the First State Ballet Theatre; Saturday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the theater, Arts & Science Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Route 18/Seashore Highway, Georgetown. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens/children/students. Call Delaware Tech at 302-858-5475 or 302-856-5400, ext. 5545 for tickets.
'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 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.
AARP Chapter 1084 Our first trip for the year 2009 will be Connecticut's Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun Casinos. This will be March 9 and 11. We will be staying at the Great Cedar Hotel. Breakfast & dinners are included plus bonus chips & more. The cost is $240 per person, double occupancy. We are planning a seven-day trip to Mackinac Island, Mich., for early next September. Staying two nights in Frankenmuth, two nights on Mackinac Island and some sightseeing in Sault Sainte Marie. More information later. To insure a bus seat, the trip cost must be paid when making reservations. Total costs for day trips and one third cost of an overnight trip. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Mt. Calvary UMC Bus trip to Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. sponsored by Mt Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Aug. 8-15. Eight days and seven nights - Cost is $980 per person, double occupancy which includes bus, breakfast, dinner, hotel accommodations, taxes and meal gratuities and baggage handling at hotels as well as admission to such sites as The Cross at the Crossroads (a 198 foot-high cross surrounded at the base by a 10 commandments display), Scout Joplin House "The King of Ragtime" Black World History Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, Grant Farms (Home of the Busch Family), tour of St. Louis and Kansas City, visit to Hallmark Visitors Center, shopping at the Crown Center and many more. Down payment of $200 is due by Jan. 15, 2009 - payments thereafter are $130 per month until July 4. For more information call. Mary Jones, 302-337-7335 for more information.
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.
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.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C. - Acorn Club of Seaford is having their annual reciprocity on Dec. 11, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The hostesses are Karen Brunken and Norma Lee Temple and their committee.
Olde Seaford Block Watch Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Seaford City Hall. The Program: "Sherlock Holmes - Eye Witness." Drink and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 for information.
Republican Women The Seaford Republican Women will meet, at Bon Appetite, for their Christmas luncheon. The date is Thursday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call Anne Nesbitt, at 628-7788.
SHS Alumni Association The SHS Alumni Association will hold an Executive meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Seaford Museum beginning at 7 p.m. For additional information please call Donna Hastings Angell @ 629-8077
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. Bring an unwrapped gift, toy or canned goods for Associated Charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
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.