Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 27, 2010
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Class of 1965 need addresses The SHSClass of 1965 Reunion Committee is planning their 45th reunionon Saturday, Oct. 9. They still need addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Faye Hayes Wright, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Ronald West,Wayne Hastings, Dee Dee Helfrich Anderson, Pete Viggiano, Susan Hydock Wessells and Sandra Turner. If you have any information to share, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at woodlandangell@hotmail.com

Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare.The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.

SHS 20 year reunion Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 Year Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. If your check is received before June 29, the cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. After June 29, the cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, "Seaford Senior High Class of 1990."

Applicants sought for board The Seaford Library and Cultural Center board of commissioners is accepting applications for a five year term appointment to begin July 1. The board oversees the library as representatives of the community, determines and sets up policies to govern operations, develops and oversees the budget and actively supports legislation. Applicants must be residents of the Seaford School District and are expected to be patrons in good standing. With the recent completion and move to a larger facility, persons with a background or skills in any or all areas of human recourses, finance, even planning or legal are especially encouraged to submit an application. Interested parties should contact the library in person for an application. Deadline for applications is May 28.

BBQ Chicken Dinner Bethel Church is holding a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, June 19 from 4-6 p.m. It will be held in the church's community building, on the north end of Oak Grove Rd, west of Seaford. Dinner includes a half chicken, homemade coleslaw, macaroni salad, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. The dinner is available by tickets only (deadline is June 13). Donations: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Carryouts are available. For tickets or information, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836.

Girls Night Out Join girls from kindergarten to 5th grade for a night of girl fun. Sessions will be hands on and interactive for girls. Girls Night Out will be held on Friday, June 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaford Library. The event is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. All girls in kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome to attend. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. The cost is $5 per girl. Financial assistance is available. Register to attend by May 28, by contacting Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26 or email plewis@cbgsc.org

Camp Invention is July 12-16 The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants' innate creativity to solve real-world challenges. To learn more about the program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, May 31. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, June 1.
  • "SEE-Simply Equal Education" is coming to the Seaford library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, June 2, at 3 p.m., to present their interactive program about helping other children in third world countries learn. For more information, contact Christina Poe at 629-2524.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m.
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library," will begin on Tuesday, June 15, at 12:30 p.m. Read for prizes and attend programs! For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • Lapsit will resume on Monday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. This will be a Monday only program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visitwww.seaford.lib.de.us
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, June 21, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • Dive in and explore the world of water with this year's Children's Summer Reading Program, "Make a Splash @ Your Library."
Registration begins on Wednesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a "Make and Take" craft. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us

LAUREL EVENTS:

'Move Up Day' Laurel High School will be hosting "Move Up Day" on Thursday, May 27, for all current Laurel Middle School students. Students will have an opportunity to meet with department heads to sample some of the course offerings at LHS, including our extensive selection of Advanced Placement courses, Career and Technical Education and the Visual and Performing Arts. Laurel School District parents and community members are encouraged to attend either morning or afternoon sessions. The morning session runs from 8:30 to 11am, and the afternoon session runs from 11:30 to 1:50. For more information, please contact Laurel High School at 875-6120, or email bcass@laurel.k12.de.us

Bless the Bradford's music benefit A Gospel Music Benefit is being held on Saturday, June 19 at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd (Alt. 13), just north of Laurel, Del. Admission is free. A love offering for the Bradford Family will be taken. This is the Laurel family who lost their home in an explosion last month. The event is being sponsored by Joe Dawson Music Ministry and Laurel Wesleyan Church. Featured singers will include The Lights of Home, Vill Primrose, Amy Holloway Stark, Rev. Ken Deusa, Pastor Ben Sorrells and Joe Dawson. For more information call the church office 875-5380 or visit www.helpthebradfordfamily.com or www.laurelwesleyan.org

Ruritan Club Chicken BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques on Rt. 13. Cost is $7 per dinner. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

Fish'n for Sight Tournament The 3rd annual Fish'n for Sight Tournament will be held on June 13, 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The day is pure family fun and exposing all ages to the goal of the Lions to help the visually impaired. One completed pledge sheet enters two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. This is a great time to get together with the kids and have some fun. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum, A&K Enterprises by the bridge, or from any Laurel Lion.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

Genealogy class at Bridgeville Library On May 25, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a beginners genealogy class offered for anyone interested in finding out how to explore their family roots. Starting on June 16 and monthly every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there will be a genealogy discussion group meeting for those who need help with their research. Contact the library at 337-7401 for more information.

Library seeks board member The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be adult residents of the Woodbridge School District. A background check may be required. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operations and services of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has public meetings at the library at least four times per year, and usually meets monthly. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon Street. Bridgeville. For more information, call Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for receipt of application iis June 14, 2010.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Library offers MonoMouse The Greenwood Public Library is now offering the Bierley MonoMouse - an easy to use, hand held electronic magnifier - as part of a loan program designed to help visually impaired members of the community. The Bierley MonoMouse Hand Held Electronic Magnifier is available to be borrowed from the library in the same manner as borrowing a book. It connects to any television via the attached standard RCA plug and then the large blue button is simply pressed to start reading. For more information about the MonoMouse Magnifier at the Greenwood Library, call 302-349-5309 or ask any librarian the next time you visit the library.

Greenwood Spring Festival Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its 24th Annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 5, on the school grounds in Greenwood, rain or shine. The day begins with an old-fashioned, All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m.

Outdoor booths are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. featuring fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood - including crab cakes, baked goods, fresh doughnuts, homemade ice cream, milkshakes, fresh fruit smoothies, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children's games and prizes, a white elephant booth, Christmas in June and more. Other activities include the Spring Festival Auction, beginning at noon and various entertainments; such as parachute jumps, chainsaw competition, live music throughout the day and the 2009 Mountaire Communion of Choirs winner, Milford Church of God Choir. Softball and volleyball tournaments will be held as well as a basketball free throw shooting contest. The festival will also feature a live remote radio broadcast by WOLC Joy 102.5 F.M. For more information, visit www.gms-flames.org or contact Jay Embleton at 337-3567.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Sandwich Sale & Yard Sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale and yard sale on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until. Featured will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream and more. The church is located on Rt. 13 North & Dorothy Road, 3 miles north of the Md.-Del. state line. For further information, call 875-7824.

TRIPS:

Seaford AARP trips July 22 - A day trip to Norfolk for lunch on the Spirit Of Norfolk, play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Smoky Mts., Tenn. - Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch and a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mts., looking for black bear and, that evening, have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches, restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595 per person, double occupancy; $725 per person, single occupancy. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

National Zoo trip Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 24. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and leaves Washington at 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation. Zoo admission is free. Deadline for payment is June 3. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Laurel Senior Center Trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Smith Island, June 8. Ocean City, June 14. Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.

Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting a Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 8. Cost is $50 per person and includes a prime rib with crab cake dinner provided by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. The cruise is aboard the Dorothy Megan. Tips are appreciated. Bus transportation from all CHEER Centers is available by reservation. The bus departs the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 3 p.m. and returns to the center at approximately 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Greenwood CHEER Center and all other CHEER Centers. Tickets must be purchased by June 24. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Trip to Yankee Stadium Centenary Church Sunshine Class is sponsoring a bus trip to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 29, to see the Yankees vs. the Cleveland Indians. Call 875-2823 for ticket information.

Trip to Louisville AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, "My Old Kentucky Home" Place, Heaven's Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

Travel with Delaware Tech The public is invited to enjoy a fun day-trip in June; the trips are offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Dance in your seat to classic Elvis songs such as "Jailhouse Rock," "All Shook Up," and "Can't Help Falling in Love" in the musical "All Shook Up" at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre in Ardentown, on Wednesday, June 9. Enjoy a matinee performance of the hilarious chaos that occurs when a young, married man spends too much time with his boss's wife in "How the Other Half Loves!" at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Penn. on Wednesday, June 23. 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 events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

MEETINGS:

Coffee with Dave State Rep. Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) will hold a coffee meeting at the Smith Family Restaurant in Greenwood, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., on Monday, June 7. Rep. Wilson holds monthly "Cup of Coffee with Dave" meetings at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville on the second Wednesday of each month, but periodically holds meetings in nearby Greenwood. The meetings are intended to give residents of the 35th District a regular chance to speak with their state representative over a free cup of coffee and pastry."Considering we're heading into the last month of the 2010 legislative session and wrapping up the 145th General Assembly, I expect there will be a lot to talk about," Rep. Wilson said. The Greenwood meeting will not impact the next meeting at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville on Wednesday, June 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Weekly 'Feline Rescue' session Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on "Feline Rescue Resources" at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.

'Meet, Greet & Eat' Meet, greet and eat with the Sussex County Register of Wills. (Friends for Greg Fuller Fundraiser) Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St. $20 donation. Call 245-3107or 841-8582 for details.

USPS monthly meeting 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 us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Friends of Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold their monthly meeting on June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon St., Bridgeville. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend! For more information, call Ruth Skala 302-337-3678.

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. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. 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: May 23 & June 27.

Delaware Grange schedule Sunday, June 13 -Sussex County Pomona Grange picnic, 2 p.m., Soroptimist Park, Seaford. Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence. For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@gmail.com

Miss Delaware Golf Classic The Miss Delaware Golf Classic, hosted by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization, will be held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Monday, June 7. The tournament begins at noon with a shotgun start. The Miss Delaware pageant will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. Player registration is $125 for individual players or $500 for a foursome, which includes green fees, cart, unlimited range balls, gift bag, lunch and dinner and tournament prizes. Tournament hole sponsors are $125. For more information, contact Georgeann White at 302-236-1955, 302-934-9797 or ghwhite70@aol.com

Teen Idol seeks contestants A Teen Idol contest at Kids Fest on Saturday, June 12, will challenge young singers to showcase their talent on stage. The vocal competition is open to youth between the ages of 13 to 19. The contest is 10 a.m. to noon on the main Kids Fest stage at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Entries are being accepted now. For more information, call 302-398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or visit www.kidsfestde.org

Georgetown Community Yard Sale Join the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce for its 2nd Annual Georgetown Community Yard Sale at Sports at the Beach on Saturday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $20 (Chamber members) and $25 (non-members) you will receive a 10 x 10 space on the open grounds of Sports at the Beach in Georgetown. The location offers high visibility to a high volume of beach traffic, while it provides a built in customer base because of the nearly 80 baseball teams scheduled to compete at the sports complex that weekend. Proceeds from registrations benefit the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to reserve a space, call 856-1544 or visit www.georgetowncoc.com

Lions Club Sandwich Sale The Federalsburg Lions Club is having a Pit Beef Sandwich & Pulled Pork Sandwich Sale on Friday, May 28, at the corner of the Federalsburg Bypass and Veterans Drive in Federalsburg, Md. Meal includes sandwich, chips, brownie, pickles and drink for $7. Starts at 10 a.m. until sold out. Call Lion Dave Morean at 410-924-0983 for pre-order or to arrange delivery to your business.

49th Annual Postal Stamp Show The Eastern Shore Stamp Club's 49th annual Postal Stamp Show will be held on Sunday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue in Salisbury. There will be free stamps for kids, dealer bourse and stamp exhibits. Admission is free. For further information contact Bert Raymond at 410-422-1492.