CLASS OF '59 SEEKS TEACHER The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 629-4531.
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD On Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Dr. David L. Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware, will offer a Power Point presentation on the Underground Railroad. Dr. Ames will tell how the Harriet Tubman route through Maryland connects with Delaware. His photographs will show specific sites and locations that harbored the slaves as they were escaping. Having this program scheduled for a Tuesday is a departure from the usual Monday night because of the Labor Day holiday. Dr. Ames is a professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Geography and material Culture Studies. He teaches courses in historic preservation and land use and environmental planning. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program in Material Culture. He has done the research for the nomination for the Underground Railroad Historic ByWay and is presently working on the nomination of a Historic and Scenic ByWay for Western Sussex. This program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House. It is open to the public and there is no charge. For further information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
DUPONT 25-YEAR DINNER The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Firemens Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.
SHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- "Lights, Camera, Action," the Seaford District hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
- Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
- Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
- Story Time for ages 3-5 will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.
- 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 will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- Join us at the Seaford Library to celebrate Hispanic Family and Culture on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Bring your children in for crafts and story time that will enrich their cultural understanding of the Hispanic community. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524.
FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at email@example.com or 302-245-9494.
'SEND A KID TO CAMP' Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers, is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The "Send a Kid to Camp" project features a series of "parking lot" performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789.
SEAFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAFFLE The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
COMMUNITY MENTORS NEEDED The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
AARP DRIVING COURSE Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.
DINNER/AUCTION BENEFIT The Laurel American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a Chicken and Dumpling/Stuffed Shells Dinner, Dance, Auction Benefit for Linda and Jack Chambers on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Tickets are $18 per person or $35 per couple. Mr. Chambers has been diagnosed with cancer and, as a result, Mrs. Chambers has had to leave her job. These are two of the most caring and giving people Laurel has to offer. To purchase tickets, you may do so at the Post or call Ann Foskey at 875-0714 or 236-8558.
RIDE FOR KIDSAKE DICE RUN Laurel Police Department's 7th annual Ride For Kidsake Dice Run will be on Sunday, Aug. 30. All motorcycles are welcome. First 200 riders receive a free "7th" Annual Ride for Kidsake event pin. Registration will be held at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, from 9 -11 a.m.; cost is $10 per person. The ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson of Seaford with several "Dice Stops" in between. At the conclusion, food and drinks will be provided at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For additional information, contact Chief Jamie Wilson or Sgt. Derrick Calloway, from the Laurel Police Department, at 875-2244. All proceeds benefit: Laurel Police Department Community Based Programs.
MEET THE TEAM NIGHT Have dinner and meet the 2009 Laurel Football. Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Laurel Pizzaria on Central Ave. in Laurel.
LAUREL CHAMBER MIXER The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by Trap Pond Partners will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park (Screened Pavilion). Join us for grilled hot dogs and more. Learn about Trap Pond's exciting new nature center from DNRE Architect Greg Kindig. Come early for a complimentary Pontoon Ride starting at 3 p.m. Directions: Use main entrance on Trap Pond Road and follow signs.
COUNT ON ME CLUB OF BETHEL Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
BETHEL BAZAAR Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome - table rent $10, space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
BASKET BINGO FUNDRAISER The Laurel Historical Society will host its annual Basket Bingo fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Laurel Fire Hall with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Desserts and drinks will be offered free of charge and hot dogs are $1. Double bingo cards will also be offered. Two specialty Longaberger baskets will be raffled off with one chance included with the price of the ticket. More raffle tickets and the 50-50 ticket can be purchased the night of the games. Tickets may be purchased at the door or advanced tickets can be reserved by calling 875-7665 or 875-4217.
YOUNG WRITER'S WORKSHOP Candy Abbott, author of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp will share some of her techniques for writing stories that will be sure to have your readers wanting more at a Young Writer's Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Public Library.ÊThis is a free event sponsored by the Delmar New Century Club and the Delmar Public Library. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but appreciated as there will be refreshments served at the Meet and Greet Book Signing which will follow the workshop. For more information, call Kathy at 302-846-2478.
BETHEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
LUAU DINNER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Luau Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Musical entertainment will be provided by Side by Side. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
CARD & GAME NIGHT The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for Rook, dominoes and Uno or bring your friends to set-up a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
GREENWOOD CHEER DINNER CLUB The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
'MONEY MATTERS' Jessica Mallamace, Delaware Community Re-investment Action Council, presents "Money Matters!" at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This is a free financial education workshop that covers topics such as credit reports, creditors, budgeting, banking, taxes and predatory lenders and other money questions or concerns. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
KILLEN'S POND NATURE CENTER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit Killen's Pond Nature Center on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Bus departs the center at 10 a.m. Cost is free for members and $4.50 for non-members plus lunch donation. For reservations or information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
SCRAPBOOK CLASSES Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
FRIENDS FUNDRAISER The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.
BRIDGEVILLE CHARITY OPEN The 3rd Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct. 9 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds benefit three local organizations - the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. Last year, $27,000 was raised for these organizations. Tournament format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each of four flights, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for other prizes. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. To register for the event, call Bridgeville's Town office at 302-337-7135 or stop by the pro shop at the Heritage Shores Club. The tournament registration fee is $125 per player and registration must be completed by Sept. 1. Interested sponsors are asked to contact the Town office to learn more about how to help.
PEOPLE'S PLACE FUNDRAISER The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE DINNER The 35th RD Democratic Committee will hold their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 302-245-7882 for tickets. Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Association is busy planning the 16th annual Woodland Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10x10' space and $40 for a 10x20' space. For more information and forms, call Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL GUARD PLANE PULL On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. Over 40 teams are expected to compete in 2009. The cost is $500 for the adult divisions, $250 for high school teams. Teams are made up of a variety of people, including clubs, organizations, sports teams, church groups, businesses, corporations, or just 20 friends. For more information, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.
RELAY FOR LIFE CRUISE Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
SEE 'JERSEY BOYS' WITH DEL TECH The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN SHOW TRIP AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: Motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; Guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; Four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one Morning Show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; Non-stop fun and Southern Charm at famous Dollywood. Free time in Historic Downtown Gatlinburg and much more. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose's parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. Final payment due Aug. 12. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.
SEAFORD ARRP OFFERS TRIPS Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public: Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. - Visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth after a guided bus tour of the town and explore the unique shops before dinner. Next afternoon, Mackinac Island for a two night stay and have lunch at the Grand Hotel. Also included is a horse & carriage guided tour of the island with a stop off at Arch Rock. Travel thru the Soo Locks to Sault St. Marie. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Standby list only. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. - Tour the grounds, the farms and the winery. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant on the grounds, Christmas shows at Carolina Nights & Wohlfahrt House dinner theaters. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House and take a tour of Asheville. Also included is a stop at the Farmers Market. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
AARP CHAPTER 5340 TRIP AARP Georgetown Chapter 5340 has planned a trip to Peddlers Village, New Hope, Pa. Crafts & Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2009. Leave Georgetown Square, E. Market Street at 7:45 a.m. Price is $35 per person.
VACATION WITH DELAWARE TECH Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.
BRANSON TRIP Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.
KNITTING GUILD ASSOCIATION The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-854-6776.
GEORGETOWN AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.
DELAWARE PATRIOTS First meeting of the Sussex County Chapter of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots to be held on Tuesday Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, Bridgeville. This is a grassroots organization focused on preserving the values of the Constitution of the United States. For information contact either 302-956-0155 or 302-337-8601.
LAUREL LANDLORD ASSOCIATION The recently formed Laurel Landlord Association will hold a meeting at the Laurel Fire Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. All landlords who own property in the town limits of Laurel are invited to attend to discuss pending issues regarding landlord rights. For more information, call 302-745-8127.
39TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. For details call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
S.C. WOMENS DEMOCRAT CLUB The Sussex County Womens Democrat club to meet 5:30 p.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The guest speaker is Velda Jones-Potter, Delaware's State Treasurer. Contact Catherine King for details and reservations at 628-9080 or e-mail Ladyedk@comcast.net. Members are asked to bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.