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.
Battle of the Bands Battle of the Bands is back again for its third annual play off. To register your band you can pick up applications at Seaford Music, call Mr. Brake, or catch Maria Demott at 629-4587 ext. 405. Bands are required to attend a dress rehearsal on Feb. 5, 10, and 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., to review important details for the show. Category prizes will be given to Best Rock, Rap, and Latino groups pending the number of competing groups for each category. The music will rumble on Feb. 27, 6 to 10 p.m. at Seaford High School Madden Auditorium. Pay your $5 dollars before, or $7 dollars at the door. Additionally, an official Guitar Hero competition will be held. See your Aloha Staff for your chance to enter.
Elks Lodge The Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 is running the Michael Manning Disabled Vietnam Veteran's Coin Can Drive. Cans have been placed in stores through the area and customers are urged to drop spare change in to help injured and disabled veterans. If there are any questions feel free to call Glenn Beard at 628-2991.
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 Jan. 19 at Seaford Golf & Country Club starting at 8 a.m. Advanced tickets 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 a.m.-6 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Christmas Caroling Party On Friday, Dec. 12, at 6 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
'Just for Kids' On Dec. 13, there will be an open house held at Sherry Lynn's "Just For Kids" on Rt. 13, Sussex Highway, three-miles north of Delmar WaWa. Come in and register to win a New Youth A.T.V. Free refreshments will be served. Thirty percent off all merchandise. Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call 875-4717.
Christmas Concert Everyone is invited to a Christmas Concert at CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, on Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Entertainers are: Back Bay Strummers and the CHEERful Notes Glee Club. The cost is free. However, everyone is encouraged to bring a canned good to make someone else's Christmas a little merrier. For more information call: Pat Rust 302-856-6178
Ham and Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club will be holding a Ham and Turkey Shoot, Saturday, Dec. 20, (rain date Dec. 27) 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.
Wreaths Across America 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.
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 March 9-11, 2009 - will be Foxwoods in Connecticut. We will stay at the Great Cedar Hotel. Breakfast & dinners are included. The cost is $240 per person, double occupancy.
March 17 - Tody's Dinner Theater to see "My Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. Two meals a day included. Have two days in Frankenmuth and have lunch at the Grand Hotel on the island. Also, ride through the Soo Locks. Cost: $790 pp double occupancy. To insure a bus seat, reserve your seat early. Contact Rose Wheaton @ 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.
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.
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.
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.
AARP membership AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County, will meet Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest will be Seaford's own Mary Ann Torkelson, who will hit the ivories and lead in singing Christmas carols. Installation of 2009-2010 chapter president and three officers, whose terms will begin on Jan. 1, will be presented at meeting's end. Members are reminded to bring their cookies for the annual Christmas party. Also, to hand-in or mail-in their 2008 volunteer hours before Jan. 1, to Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
Republican Women's Club On Dec. 17, the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will hold its annual Christmas meeting at the Sussex Pines Clubhouse. The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Christmas fun will include a silent auction, sing along carols, a visit from Santa and a musical program by the Milford Christmas Carol Band. Lunch will be served. The cost for lunch is $15. For reservations call Cathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Don't forget dues for the coming year are being collected. For more information about the club and club activities see our web site at: www.SCRWC.net.
H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. In observance of the holiday season, only topics of Goodwill will be discussed.