Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Seaford Middle pizza fundraiser Seaford Middle School PTO has kicked off a fundraiser selling Hungry Howie's Pizza through Feb. 2. Students are selling certificates for a medium one-topping pizza for $7. You can redeem your certificate at Hungry Howie's on Stein Highway at your convenience.

Historical Society event The program scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 at the Methodist Manor House at 7 p.m. will feature a double billing. Sharing the stage with Russ McCabe, director of Delaware Public Archives, will be Dan Parsons, Historic Preservation Planner for Sussex County. They will talk about and show photos of the recently saved Cannon-Maston House. They will explain why this structure is so important to the history of this area and will talk about plans to present this historic house to the public. The Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House are sponsoring the program. It is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information call 628-9828.

Blades Fire Hall Breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall located at the corner of 5th street and Cannon street. All you can eat buffet. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3. Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Blades Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxilary and the Blades Volunteer Fire Company.

Truckload sale A truckload sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 26673 Sussex Highway, northbound Rt. 13 between Seaford and Laurel. Items to be sold include: fresh fruit and vegetables, ice cream treats, and beverages. This sale will benefit the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. - Ensuring good life choices and support for local pre-teens.

Seaford District Library Events
  • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Tales, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; 3-5 Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library receives 10% of the total receipt.
  • Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Winter Sizzlers" started Jan. 28. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.
  • The Seaford District Library hosts "The History and Impact of the Beatles" presented by Joel Glazier on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. See how this quartet from Liverpool England changed popular culture around the world. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.

  • Historical Society hosts events The Historical Society will host speaker Russ McCabe, director of the DE Public Archives, on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. McCabe will speak on the acquisition and preservation of the Cannon-Masten House on Atlanta Road which was built in 1727.

    BEDCO Boat Show & Auction BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.

    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 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 rumble will take place 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.

    Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information or to register call 24-year AFAA-certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539.


    Laurel Library Reading Program The theme of this year's Winter Reading Program is "Get Wrapped Up in Reading at the Library!" with programs with an ancient Egyptian theme and lots of prizes for children in grades K-6. Signups for the Laurel Public Library's Winter Reading Program for children in grades K-6 began on Jan. 24, and will continue throughout the program. Students who read at least five books before Feb. 21 will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Children will also earn a trip to the Treasure Box for every five books read. Special prizes will be awarded to the top reader in grades K-6 and to the child who reads the most books over all. Children are invited to an Ancient Egyptian Festival, which will offer games, crafts, food and fun on Saturday, Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m. Make an Egyptian collar and cuffs on Thursday, Feb. 5, 4:15 p.m. Dr. Fluharty from the Visiting Scholars Program of the Delaware Humanities Program presents a hands-on look at Ancient Egypt on Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. Egyptian Crafts: Make an Egyptian mobile on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:15 p.m. Last day to add books to your Reading Log is Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Class of 1956 plans social The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a dinner social for classmates and spouses on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia House. Call Frank Calio at 302-875-3770 to confirm your attendance.

    'High School Musical' The Laurel High School Drama Club will present its Winter Musical, Disney's "High School Musical," on Feb. 27, 28, and March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on March 1, 7, and 8 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Laurel High School Auditorium. Contact Brian Cass at bcass@laurel.k12.de.us, for advance tickets or reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School Office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5.

    John Benson benefit The Laurel American Legion is hosting a benefit for the John Benson family on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Legion. Food, beverages and entertainment are included in tickets, which are $18 a person or $35 a couple. For more information, contact Ann at 236-8558.


    Winter reading program Bring your family and friends to the Greenwood Library for the "Get Caught Reading Together!" program. Families, couples, or groups of two or more friends may register to play reading bingo and have the opportunity to win prizes. The program runs through March 6. For more information, visit the library or call 349-5309.

    Learn computer basics Learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed environment at the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come in to the library sign up.

    Library offers free tax prep Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is free and open to the public. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309.

    Seniors Valentine's dinner Celebrate Valentine's Day at the new Greenwood CHEER Activity Center with the Sweetheart Dinner Dance on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a ham dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dancing to Big Band music by Everett Snyder & Friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for members (age 60+) and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 302-349-5237 or email swelch@scss.org.

    Greenwood Library to discuss book On Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, The Debt, by inspirational author Angela Elwell Hunt. The program will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.


    Bridgeville Library plans fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library present "For the Love of Books," a fundraiser for the Bridgeville Public Library, on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Banquet Center. The event includes hors'doeuvres, complimentary wine and a cash bar. There will be silent, live and Chinese auctions. The event honors Norman Reynolds, beloved Woodbridge High School English and French teacher. There will be a special tribute by General John Custer. Tickets, which are $20, are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall. You can also mail a check made payable to Friends of the Bridgeville Library, c/o Cheryl Gerring, 47 Emily's Pintail Drive, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

    Soup luncheon planned Union United Methodist Church on Law Street in Bridgeville announces their annual UMW Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The menu includes homemade vegetable beef soup, biscuits, a beverage and assorted desserts. Adults are $6.50 and children are $2. Carry-outs are available. For more information, call 337-1054.


    Cheerleading clinic announced The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Delmar High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cheerleading Clinic is for girls in kindergarten to fifth grade. The Delmar Wildcats Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic, which includes stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. Girls should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811 ext. 26. To learn more about Girl Scouts, visit www.GSCB.org or call 800-374-9811.


    Bingo benefits scholarship A basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley is set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Salisbury, Md. The event, which will benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, is presented by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. This scholarship is given to a high school senior who plans to become a teacher. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available from the kitchen, with a portion of the proceeds going to the scholarship. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located on Route 50 east of Berlin, Md., and at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, located on Route 13 just north of Seaford. Tickets are $25 at the door and seating is limited. For more information contact Helen Rash at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599. For more information about the scholarship, contact Benita Wilson of Harley-Davidson of Seaford at 629-6161 or Benita.Wilson@hdofseaford.com.

    SPCA Movie Night planned Join the volunteers of the Georgetown SPCA of Delaware on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro for SPCA Movie Night. Volunteers will watch the movie "Marley and Me." The Georgetown SPCA of Delaware will receive a portion of all adult ticket sales for that night. For other movie times, contact the theatre at 302-732-3744. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the SPCA Volunteer Hotline at 302-541-4478. To view the animals up for adoption, visit www.delspca.org.

    Collectibles Show A farm toy, truck, and collectibles show, featuring die cast farm toys, trucks, and cars will be held at Federalsburg Fire Hall, 208 N. University Ave., Federalsburg, Md., on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $1. This will benefit the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company. For more information call 410-754-7400.

    Ruritan Club breakfast All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.

    VFW dinner and show Federalsburg VFW Post 5246 will host a Valentine Dinner/Comedy Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. For details call 410-829-6308.

    Del Tech activites Start off the new year by learning a new hobby, getting in shape, or taking a fun-day trip with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Singles can attend the Mixed Singles Club Play bridge and socialize beginning Jan. 27, or learn how to play bridge or improve your skills beginning Jan. 29. Woodcarvers can enjoy hands-on learning, camaraderie and demonstrations as a member of the Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club. Fitness and wellness classes will improve your health and lower stress. Attend a musical and visual journey through our country with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops in "Visions of America" at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 31.

    Watermelon Convention The 44th annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held Feb. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. The convention will include grower seminars, a trade show, live auction, queen contest, membership meeting and other fun-filled events. Registration forms and more details are available online at www.mardelwatermelon.org or by calling 410-341-7487.


    AARP Chapter 1084 March 9-11 - Foxwoods in Connecticut. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel. Breakfasts and dinners are included. The cost is $240 per person, double occupancy.
    March 18. Toby's Dinner Theater to see "My Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
    Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan.
    Two meals a day included. Have two days in Frankenmuth and cross Lake Huron for lunch at the Grand Hotel on the island. Also cross Lake Superior and ride through the Soo Locks. Visit the Kewadin Shores Casino. Cost: $790 pp double occupancy. To insure a bus seat, reserve your seat early. One third of cost is due at time of sign up. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information.

    Philadelphia Flower Show The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 4. The cost of the trip is $60 per person. This includes transportation and admission to the Flower Show. No meals are included. The bus leaves from the Sears parking lot in Seaford at 8 a.m. and leaves Philadelphia for return at 4 p.m. This year's show theme is "Bella Italia." The landscapes and culture of Italy are the inspiration for the 2009 show. Reservations including advance payment are required and must be made by Monday, Feb. 23. Make check payable to Seaford Historical Society and mail to 203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. There will be no refunds unless the entire trip is cancelled. For further information call 628-9828.

    Longaberger bus trip Renee' S. Morris, an Independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, located in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Center (Roses parking lot) on Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. and returns on Saturday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. The chartered tour will include visits to Longaberger's seven-story, basket-shaped Home Office in Newark, Ohio, its Manufacturing Campus to see baskets being handcrafted by thousands of artisans, and Longaberger Homestead, the company's shopping, dining and entertainment destination, located adjacent to the Manufacturing Campus in Frazeysburg, Ohio. For more information about the bus trip or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.

    Montreal and Quebec City Escorted motrcoach trip to Montreal and Quebec City sponsored by WPS Seaford, May 11-15. Five days and four nights - cost $718 per person, which includes four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners, entertainment, guided tours of Montreal, Quebec City, and old Quebec, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Underground, St. Joseph's Oratory, St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine, Quebec Experience Theatre, Tea at the Chateau Frontenac, Olympic Park, Montimorency Falls, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For details contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.


    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.

    Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at the DE Exhibitors Hall Board Room (north entrance) at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The guest speaker is Elainea Goldthwaite, Large Animal Response Team coordinator, who will talk about large animal disaster for Delaware. This is also College Scholarship Award Nite. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.

    H.A.P.P.E.N. members The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. As always, H.A.P.P.E.N. members welcome any group or individual who is interested in attending the meeting.

    Knitting group The "Sea Purls" Chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 4. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.

    AARP membership AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County membership meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers, Jack and Pat Lucia of Seaford, will speak via piano and violin. Guests, age 50+, are invited to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. Yearly chapter dues remain at $5. For information on Chapter 1084, call chapter president, Gladys Bonowicz at 875-1519.

    39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will be holding a meeting at the Seaford District Library on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Committee Members and an Executive Board. For more information contact Chairperson Karen Chapman at 628-6939.

    SHS Alumni Assn. The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its executive board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. Any interested alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Donna Angell with any questions at 629-8077.