Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 31, 2009

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 receipt to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.

NHS plans 2010 dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing an enjoyable voyage for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit Women's Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Last year's annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised more than $85,000. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or morrisr@nanticoke.org.

Commemorative bricks on sale The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4X8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund. Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for more information.


Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Seaford High School. The Miss Pageant is open to girls who reside in Seaford and attend Seaford or Sussex Tech schools. Girls must be a freshman, sophomore or junior, but cannot turn 19 in their reigning year as Miss Seaford. Applications and more information can be obtained by calling Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150 or 841-4884. The Little Miss pageant is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford. Applications will be available starting Jan. 5, and information will be sent home with the little girls on Jan. 4.

MLK Day of Celebration plans Rise-n-Shine to a Prayer Breakfast at SVFD Banquet Hall, King & Cannon Streets, Seaford, at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. Tickets are $20. No tickets will be sold after Jan. 11. This year's keynote speaker is Joy Oliver-Hunt. The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Tanya Ricketts-Smack, a longtime educator, dedicated to the Seaford community. Come out and enjoy a breakfast buffet, live entertainment and Power Point presentations on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy. The celebration continues at Seaford High School from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. The celebration features the Twin Poets, Tahaira African Storyteller, Da' Flock Christian Rappers, basketball tournaments, cultural displays, educational vendors, a free lunch sponsored by Food Lion, Dress for Success Fashion Show, MLK Jr. trivia, 2010 AFRAM Theme contest, children's games sponsored by the Seaford Parks & Rec., crafts by the Seaford District Library and much more. For more info and tickets, call 628-1908.

Train exhibit at Seaford Museum Visit the train exhibit in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum. The exhibit will remain in place until Jan. 16. There are two working trains set up and running. In addition, there will be a 1920 standard gauge freight train, a 1940 standard gauge passenger train and a 1936 O-gauge passenger train on display. Others include a 2-gauge Bachman and an N-gauge passenger train along with dozens more. Also on display will be different bridges, towers, factories and plastic Ville buildings. The Seaford Museum, located at 203 High St., is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free for members. For non-members there is a charge of $3 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Seaford Library
  • 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.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Toddler Tales," a story time for walkers, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Baby Bookworms," a story time for infants, on Monday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "New Beginnings" will start on Monday, Jan. 25. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Father Daughter Dance tickets Mt. Olivet's Father Daughter Dance is Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased by contacting David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2009 federal and state income tax returns. Volunteers are needed for assignments in western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Computer literate volunteers will prepare income tax returns. Other volunteers are needed to greet clients and check accuracy of results. Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week during the ten week tax preparation period. For details, call Bill Watt at 262-0516 or Melvin Koster at 628-3849.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.


Historical Society books The Laurel Historical Society announces the availability of a new book, The Odd Fellows Cemetery Laurel, Delaware. This book, compiled by Doug Breen and Chuck Swift, has a complete list of almost 5,000 names that are found within the cemetery. This book can be purchased for $35. Also available is a DVD of the presentation by Jay Hill of the Bacon Switch area south of Laurel. This DVD can be purchased for $5. The History of Nineteenth Century Laurel is a collection of stories and information that was written and complied by Harold Hancock with input from many local people. Copies are available for $45. To order any of these items, email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or call Chuck Swift at 875-7665.

All-You-Can-Eat breakfast All-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 6:30-10:30 a.m. Adults $5; children, 6-12, $3; under 6 years are free.

The Jones Boys The Jones Boys will be performing on Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Laurel Fire Hall. A dance to benefit Hope House I & II. Tickets are $10. There will be a Cash Bar.

AARP Driving Course AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at Laurel Senior Center on Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non members. To register for the course call 875-2536.


Delaware Helpline Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center for a presentation on Delaware Helpline 211 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. This is a free informational program promoting and encouraging Delaware constituents to call 2-1-1 for health and human service providers who can assist with a wide range of non-emergency issues. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Greenwood Library On Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will be discussing the book, The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. The program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. To obtain a copy of the book 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.


Delmar Library holiday hours The Delmar Public Library will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for New Years. We will be open on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Delmar Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, however, Miss Pam, the children's librarian, will host the 9th annual Monopoly tournament that day in the Hayman community room. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until we have a winner.

Oyster Sandwiches Oyster sandwiches, chicken salad and homemade soup will be for sale on Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will benefit the Delmar Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary. Taking advanced orders - contact any auxiliary member, 302-846-2530 or 875-2195.


Spicer Memorial Golf Tournament The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: 4-person scramble. Join us to enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. With each sponsorship, golfers will receive: 18-holes of championship golf; use of the driving range and practice facilities; on-course contests; gourmet boxed lunch; on course beverages and snacks; goodie bag; cocktail party and dinner to follow. Additional opportunities include: Mulligan; 50/50 raffle; silent auction; beat the pro contest; ball drop contest. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 302-337-9910 Ext. 316 or e-mail to HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com.

Rock for Books Sock Hop The Friends of the Bridgeville Library annual fundraiser "Rock for Books Sock Hop" featuring fifties and sixties music by the Cavemen is Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shore Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event is fun for all ages and features a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall or by calling Cheryl at 337-9733.


Seaford AARP trips March 1-3, 2010 - a trip to Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Cost: $235 double. March 31 - Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms and a buffet lunch on the Spirit of Washington. Cost: $71 April 30 to May 2 - Azalea Festival Grand Parade, Botanical Gardens, International Tattoo Show, dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk, tours of the naval base, Battleship Wisconsin, The Nauticus and more. Cost: $387 double. April 12-16, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Shows at four different theaters: Alabama, Palace, Carolina and Legends in Concert, a boat cruise, tour of Charleston, House of Blues, Barefoot Landing and meals. Cost: $535 double. Seaford AARP trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Seaford Library cruise The April 25, 2010 cruise to Bermuda is one of the functions planned to help raise funds for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. A reservation deposit of $300 is required. The total cost varies with the choice of stateroom. An interior room costs $975 per person. An oceanview room is $1195. For a deluxe oceanview with veranda the cost is $1495. The price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, N.J. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda at Kings Wharf. Information regarding island tours and other suggested activities on the island will be provided on board the ship. For further information, call Barbara Stetzer at 628-3300 or e-mail barb@misty-travel.com.

New Hampshire Ski Week Space is still available on a New Hampshire Ski Week scheduled for Feb. 21-26, 2010. Spend five days skiing in New Hampshire at your choice each day of Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley, or Bretton Woods. Sponsored by the Salisbury Ski Club of Delmarva, the trip leaders are Wini Walton and Bobbi Pinson, who can be reached at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925. The ski week package includes everything but transportation and has the low per person price of $450-4/room, $475-3/room, and $515-2/room - plus all tips and taxes are included. Singles are $660 and kids 12 years old and under are $65 each plus lift tickets. Non-skiers are welcome at $135 off the per person rates. For the low package price, you get not only five days of skiing but also lodging (with a pool, jacuzzi, sauna and game room), five breakfasts and 4 dinners served buffet style, daily apr�s ski and after dinner parties, and nightly entertainment. The rooms are unusually large, with plenty of space for four people and all their ski gear. Late February has proven to be the best time to ski New England - great weather, and no crowds! This marks the 24th year for this popular trip, which has been so well received because it offers so much for such a reasonable price. Call Wini Walton or Bobbi Pinson after 6 p.m., at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925 for reservations


USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join and participate in the classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Needle Point Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will hold their next meeting on Jan. 4, 2010, at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of needlepoint are welcome and invited to visit with us. For further questions contact Helen Atkinson, 302-227-1848.

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Whether you're an experienced boater or a recreational kayaker learn what the new boating requirements are. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Friends of the Library meeting The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Public Library on South Cannon Street in Bridgeville. For more information, contact Ruth Skala 337-3678.

DART Bonnie Hitch, customer service manager for DART First State, will be the featured guest speaker at the next meeting of the Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities. The Advisory Committee invites the public to attend the committee's next meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices West Complex on North DuPont Highway in Georgetown. An open discussion will follow the featured presentation.

DSTP parent meeting Each year the Delaware Department of Education gives public schools ratings based upon student test scores on the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP). Those ratings can range from Superior to Under School Improvement. For the 2009-2010 school year Seaford High School is rated as being Under School Improvement. The Seaford School District needs to develop a restructuring plan for Seaford High School that focuses on the school's governance or how decisions are made within the school. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the Seaford High School auditorium. The restructuring plan will be discussed and parents are invited to make suggestions regarding what they would like to see in the plan for next year.

Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Hugh Thornton. He has a very unique story to tell – which includes the dog that saved his life. His dog will accompany him to the meeting. You won't want to miss this. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us –we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

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, met on Dec. 10 to discuss issues concerning the Hearn's Pond area. Among the issues discussed were the completed dam-safety study, annexation and community projects. The group gathered and filled stockings to be donated to the Salvation Army and made up a bell ringer schedule for this holiday season. The group's next meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: Jan. 24, 2010; Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27. (There will be none in Dec. 09)

Sussex Tech Class of 2000 We are looking for any contact information for members of the Class of 2000. Send information to: sussextech2000@hotmail.com by Jan. 8.

Adult Plus+ activities Start the new year off right by taking advantage of activities offered in January by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Get a cardio workout while dancing to hypnotic Latin rhythms in Golden Zumba on Thursdays beginning Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Couples Club will meet at noon to enjoy food and company. Singles shouldn't feel left out; the Mixed Singles Club offers the opportunity to share a meal, meet new people and plan social outings at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Share laughs, challenges and fun beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20 while playing bingo from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or dominoes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Build cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone while getting fit in Senior Circuit on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 27 at Independence in Millsboro. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and special events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal at Lighthouse Cove, Delaware Tech's food service. For complete information, or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Freeze your fur off on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. on Rehoboth Beach with family, friends and frigid fans at the 19th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Wawa & Comcast, the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge benefits Special Olympics Delaware, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A minimum of $50 in pledges guarantees you an official event sweatshirt and a spot on the beach. Sign up online at www.plungeDE.org. For more information, call 831-4653.

Watermelon Convention The 45th Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held Feb. 5-6, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. This year's convention will include grower seminars, trade show, live auction, queen contest, membership meeting and various other fun-filled events. Registration forms and more details are available on the website at www.mardelwatermelon.org or you may contact our secretary at 410-341-4003.

Lights benefit community The home of Mark and Sharon Christopher, which features 165,000 lights, will be decorated through Sunday, Jan. 3. Their house is on Line Road, just past the intersection with Woodpecker Road. The lights are on nightly until about 10 p.m. Donations will benefit the building fund of the Galestown Community Center.

AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.

'Take back our state dinner' Conservative citizens of Delaware are sponsoring a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Sam Yoder's Community Center in Houston, in order to unite citizens, share issues and concerns and hear from leaders. Featured speakers are statewide conservative candidates Christine O'Donnell, Fred Cullis and Sen. Colin Bonini. All candidates are running on their own merit. Nicole Theis, Delaware Family Policy Council and Doug Lileks, 9-12 DE Patriots will also speak. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under. All tickets will be sold in advance and are available at the Georgetown Animal Hospital (856-2623), Trinity Transport in Seaford (253-3900) or by calling Lyle Humpton (337-7815), Jack Clark (242-3155) or Eric Bodenweiser (856-9395).