Georgetown Visitors' Guide & Directory
2011 edition, published by Morning Star Publications
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Our services include: 24/7 Emergency and Trauma Services Cardiovascular Surgical Services - Ranked #1 in Delaware by HealthGrades 2010 Interventional and Diagnostic Catherization Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Services - Physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Centers - Open MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound, mammography, bone density and nuclear medicine Health Educational Programs - Support groups, classes, one-on-one consultations and health screenings SleepCare Centers Home Care Services Occupational Health Surgical Services Intensive, Intermediate and Coronary Care Recipient of the HealthGrades 2010 Critical Care Excellence Award™ Center for Women and Infants - Level II Neonatal Intensive Care and Perinatology Services (Kent) Wound Care Center Cancer Centers - Radiation and Medical Oncology Bariatric Surgery Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Milford WalkIn Medical Care (Milford) Total Joint Center (Milford) and the Center for Lifestyles Fitness Centers Orthopedics (Kent) Need a doctor or info on our services? Call 1-866-Bay-Docs Centers Women’s or visit us on the web at www.bayhealth.org. Need a doctor or info on our services? Call 1-866-Bay-DOCS or visit us on the web at www.bayhealth.org. georgetowncoc.com 3 Georgetown Delaware C ontents Presidentâ€™s Welcome 6 Overview 8 Tourism 16 Events 23 Government 27 Residential Living 29 Healthcare 33 Economic Development 40 Education 42 Airport 44 Member/Categorical 45 This book is a publication of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Morning Star Publications, Inc. ÂŠ Copyright 2010 Writers - Editorial provided by Chamber of Commerce, James Diehl Photographers - Ron MacArthur, Daniel Richardson, James Diehl & Portraits In The Sand Graphic Designer - Cassie Richardson 4 georgetowncoc.com 25136 Dupont Blvd. Georgetown, DE 19947 www.melvinjoseph.com 302/856-7396 Fax 302/856-1725 georgetowncoc.com 5 president’s T Welcome he Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2010-2011 Georgetown Profile & Chamber Directory. As President of this year’s Board of Directors and membership, I am proud that we can once again publish this resource for all to use. The Georgetown Chamber’s mission is to encourage a healthy business economy, to increase our tax base, to promote a high quality of life and prosperity, and to encourage visitors and residents alike to experience our rich history, enjoy our special amenities & events, and relax in our welcoming spirit. The Chamber also works together with the business community to ensure a healthy environment for growth, community outreach, and aims to be a valuable resource. I encourage one and all to patronize the services and utilize the products of our Chamber businesses listed in this directory, as they are the foundation of our organization and the heart of our business community. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your on-going support of the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and for your unique contribution, whether as a small business owner, as a customer, or as a first-time visitor, to the character of Georgetown, the place I call home. Ray Hopkins, GGCOC President Ray Hopkins HARRISON S E N I O R L I V I N G of Georgetown L ocated in historicG eorgetow n,H arrison Senior L iving providesexceptionalnursing care,shortand long-term rehabilitative services,and secured unit in a structure designed to com plem entthe surrounding colonialcom m unity.Skilled caregivers provide the hospitality and w arm th thatm akesour com m unity feellike hom e. (302)856-4574 Fax - (302)856-3021 110 W est N orth Street G eorgetown,D E 19947 em ail - georgetown@ h arrisonseniorliving.com w w w .h a rrison se n iorlivin g .com 6 georgetowncoc.com The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Comerce Linking Business with the Community georgetowncoc.com 7 Georgetown W ith its historic homes, its proximity to area beaches and its relatively low cost of living, there is no town in Delaware more suited for laying down roots than Georgetown, county seat of Delawareâ€™s southernmost, largest and most picturesque county. Data from the 2010 United States Census was not available as of this writing, but Georgetown has continued to grow and prosper through the years and is now firmly planted as a home of industry in southern Delaware, while still maintaining the historic feel of a uniquely Sussex County small town. The biggest change in Georgetown in the last 20 years has been the large influx of Hispanic residents who have come to work at the townâ€™s Perdue poultry operation. As of the 2000 United States Census, Georgetown had the highest percentage of Guatemalan Americans anywhere in the country. Twenty-one percent of Georgetown residents in 2000 were of Guatemalan heritage, with 45 percent being white, 21 percent black and 2 percent Native American. Like much of Delaware, Georgetown has become an eclectic mix of different personalities, different cultures and different ways of life. Georgetown has become a special 8 georgetowncoc.com place to live for men, women and children of any race and any nationality, the perfect place to call home. According to United States Census Bureau estimates, 4,911 people lived in the corporate limits of Georgetown in 2006, with projections showing a huge population jump in coming years. Going back six years to the official census numbers gathered by the federal government in 2000, records showed 1,489 households and 957 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,124 people per square mile. The median income for a household in Georgetown was $31,875 in 2000, with the median income in 2005 projected at $36,500. As of this writing, 2010 Census data was still being collected. With a growing population, the Town of Georgetown continues to focus on amenities afforded to residents within its limits. The Town, for example, provides sewage treatment to most of Georgetown; the big exception is the Perdue Plant on Savannah Road, which has its own sewage treatment facility. The Town also provides municipal water service to homes and businesses located within its boundaries, operating six wells ranging from 145 feet deep to 350 feet deep. Independent Disposal Service picks up garbage for town residents weekly and either Delmarva Power or Delaware Electric Cooperative, depending on the area of town, provides electricity. The Town maintains on-street parking meter spaces around The Circle, and on East Market Street. There are also metered spaces on either side of East Market Street on Race Street. Local merchants and the Sussex County government maintain other parking facilities in the central business district. City property is assessed based on market value figures established by Sussex County. Property is taxed by the Town of Georgetown at a rate of $2.93 per $100 of assessed value, collected annually. The Town of Georgetown is divided into seven administrative departments. These departments all work in conjunction with the town manager to serve the needs of the community. The Town of Georgetown is responsible for town administration, finance, planning and zoning, police, streets and grounds, water and wastewater. Georgetown Police Department The Georgetown Police Department, located on the corner of Race Street and New Street, provides police services to town residents. All of the departmentâ€™s Find out more about Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union Serving the local law enforcement community since 1960 www.dspfcu.com Our Branches Georgetown: 800-288-1080 Cheswold: 302-736-1829 New Castle: 302-324-8141 291707 9/09 VI 10/15/09 0000401498 georgetowncoc.com 9 officers are trained and certified at the Delaware Police Academy. The police department’s operating budget is drawn mainly from city tax revenue, in addition to funds received from various federal and state programs. The police force includes 12 patrol officers, two detectives, two lieutenants, a captain, Police Chief William Topping and an administrative assistant to the chief. The Georgetown Police Department tragically lost a member of its force on Sept. 1, 2009, when Officer Chad Spicer, a native of Georgetown, was killed during a traffic stop. He is survived by his parents and a young daughter, whom the department has set up a trust fund for. Donations are accepted at Wilmington Trust for Aubrey Spicer, who was three years old when her father was killed. The Georgetown Police Department has 12 patrol vehicles, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an armored vehicle, four detective vehicles and two administrative vehicles at its disposal. It also has two K-9 units. 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Delaware State Police Troop 4 of the Delaware State Police is located on Route 113 and works cooperatively with the Georgetown Police Department. The Georgetown Police, State Police and the community enjoy a strong and cooperative relationship. The Georgetown and State Police forces provide several community programs to promote neighborhood crime prevention, community relations and road and child safety. Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company Fire protection in Georgetown is provided by the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company, located on South Bedford Street near The Circle. Approximately 100 volunteers serve a district that extends north to Ellendale, south to Millsboro, east halfway to Lewes and west toward Bridgeville. American Legion Ambulance 302.856.4040 www.delmarvachristian.com 21150 Airport Road • Georgetown • DE • 19947 10 georgetowncoc.com Ambulance service is provided by Sussex Post #8 American Legion Ambulance, located at the corner of North Front Street and West North Street. Approximately 40 volunteers serve the same area as the fire company. gtown chamber 2010:perdue chamber ad gtown 3/15/10 12:01 PM Page 1 Diehl Perdue Georgetown Carrying on the Perdue commitment to quality Learn more at www.perdue.com速 georgetowncoc.com 11 the town’s four wards. The mayor is elected for a two-year term and serves as council president. The town council appoints a town manager, a solicitor, the police chief and any committees deemed necessary for the operation of the town. The town manager is the chief administrative officer for the town and serves at the pleasure of the town council. The manager is ultimately responsible to the council for Georgetown’s daily operations. All town employees are hired or dismissed by the town manager, who also calculates and formats the town budget each fiscal year. Sussex County Emergency Medical Service Based in Georgetown, Sussex County Emergency Medical Service provides paramedic service to the residents of and visitors to Sussex County. Officials work closely with local fire departments, volunteer ambulance services and local hospitals, as well as state and local police. The staff of nearly 100 paramedics and support personnel serves a 938-square-mile area and a year-round population of 163,000, which becomes much larger during the summer months. Transportation of patients is provided by the agency, or by a helicopter service provided by the Delaware State Police and stationed in Sussex County. Sussex County EMS answers more than 16,000 calls annually. Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership group organized to support, promote and encourage positive growth in business, which results in a positive impact to the community. An integral part of the Georgetown community, the Chamber offers a great variety of resources, including the use of effective marketing tools to promote member businesses in central Town Government A mayor and four-member council govern Georgetown. The council constitutes Georgetown’s legislative body, which is responsible for passing laws. Council members are elected for two-year terms and represent one of | Photo by portaitsinthesand.com Georgetown Discount Liquors • • • • • • • • Indoor/Outdoor Repairs Carpentry/Remodeling Handyman Work Property Management Service Calls Drywall Repairs Power Washing And more… 9 Georgetown Plaza • Georgetown DE 19947 • (302) 858-5003 Broad Selection of Wine, Liquor & Cold Beer Delaware State Lottery We Welcome Special Wine Orders Check us out! 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NRG is reducing emissions at the Indian River Power Plant by up to 90%. georgetowncoc.com 13 equates to a strong business environment in Georgetown, and the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce exists to ensure that the business climate in central Sussex County is strong and vibrant. The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is an excellent source of information and a vital resource for any business, as well as a wonderful way for local businesses to co-mingle and help each other for the greater good. Regular networking opportunities, as well as low-cost advertising, marketing and promotional benefits, make membership in the chamber of commerce a wonderful investment, regardless of the size of your business. Benefits of the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce can be measured both directly and indirectly. Direct benefits of joining the chamber include: | The Fountain at the Circle. Photo by Daniel Richardson Sussex County. The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce was organized as a corporation to promote and advance the business of its members, and to further and expand the economic, physical and social welfare of the Georgetown area. With nearly 460 members and an all-volunteer leadership, the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to “linking business with the community.” A strong chamber of commerce Fisher Auto Parts • Great promotional and advertising value for low annual dues • Dedicated member profile page on the Chamber’s website • An improved local economy Georgetown Millsboro 211 W Market St (302) 856-9591 422 Union St (302) 934-8088 Laurel Lewes Milton 404 N Central Ave (302) 875-5951 18421 Coastal Hwy (302) 645-2816 221 Ellendale Rd (302) 684-3077 DAVID A. BANKS Tractors • Mowers • Lawn & Garden Equipment Com. Z Mowers • Compact Trac-Loaders • Backhoes Parts and Services David Banks & Mark Banks 25268 Gov. Stockley Rd. Georgetown, DE 302-856-3579 firstname.lastname@example.org DavidABanks.com georgetowncoc.com • Numerous face-to-face networking opportunities • Indirect benefits to chamber membership include: In Business over 50 years 14 • Improved member services • Educational programs • Community betterment and civic responsibility • Strong chamber leadership, working in partnership with town and county officials, keeps business in the Georgetown area extremely vibrant and competitive. The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is committed to sustainable business growth; there is a passion within the chamber for initiatives to protect and enhance the valuable community it represents, which makes it a perfect organization for any business to be a part of. Call the chamber today at 8561544 to learn how your business can benefit from membership in the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Join us in continuing to strengthen the business climate in central Sussex County. 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Photo by portraitsinthesand.com Below - The view from the porch of the Brick Hotel On The Circle. tourism A s the county seat of the First State’s southernmost and largest geographic county, Georgetown offers many options for both year-round residents and the seasonal tourists who flock to local beaches during the summer months. Here is just a sampling of what’s available to see and do in the Georgetown area: Brick Hotel This locally famous landmark was constructed in 1836 by Joshua S. Layton and Caleb B. Sipple, builders of the Sussex County Courthouse across The Circle. County courts were actually held at the hotel during construction of the courthouse from 1837-39. Known for a time as the Union Hotel, the Brick Hotel was a well-known gathering-place for northern sympathizers during the Civil War. After the war, business flourished with the coming of the railroad. Later, with the advent of the automobile, the number of lodgers began to decline and the hotel 16 georgetowncoc.com was closed in the mid-1950s. It was later renovated and used as a bank until 1998. The Brick Hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Brick Hotel almost met its demise several years ago when the State of Delaware attempted to tear it down to make way for a new Court of Chancery building. Georgetown residents organized to save the structure. It was soon thereafter purchased by local residents Ed and Lynn Lester. In 2008, the Lesters restored the property to its original use, and it is now a 14-room inn with an onsite restaurant & tavern, and meeting/conference facilities. www.thebrickhotel.com The Circle Designed by Commissioner Rhoads Shankland following the purchase of 76 acres for the new Sussex County seat on May 9, 1791, The Circle is centered on the original square surveyed by Shankland. It is listed in the National Register of Need it ? ReNt it ! John A. Sergovic, Jr. Shannon D. Carmean Leslie Case DiPietro Attorneys At Law 123 West Market Street P.O. Box 751 Georgetown, DE 19947-0751 P 302-855-1260 F 302-855-1270 email@example.com Civil Litigation Corporate Law Land Use Real Property Law Real Estate Settlements Rehoboth Beach, DE www.scdelaw.com Homeowner Contractor Vacationer & Special Event Equipment Rentals rentgrs.com 302-227-RENT (7368) Guest Satisfaction 20530 D uPont H wy,G eorgetown High-Speed Internet • Free Local Calls Jacuzzi Rooms Available Complimentary Continental Breakfast Children under 18 stay FREE Corporate Rates • Pet Friendly Meeting & Banquet Rooms • Pool 302-854-9400 Fax:302-855-9192 C entral Reservations: www.ch oiceh otels.com Guaranteed Circa 1836 Historic Inn, Restaura nt & Tavern Nightly Dinner & Happy Hour Specials, and always great overnight Get Away Packages! Op en 7 d ays a w e ek o pe n ing at 1 1 am Mon d ay – S a tur day s er vi ng lu nc h & di nn er, a n d 1 0 am on Su nd ays f or bru nc h & di nn er 18 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947 302.855.5800 302.856.1836 Lynn Lester, Owner/Innkeeper Professional Real Est ate Bro ker age Serving the community’s residential and commercial needs for the past 40 years 20461 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947 302.856.4000 Ed L est er, O w ner / Brok er georgetowncoc.com 17 Historic Places. Many of the town and county office buildings are centered on The Circle, including Town Hall, the Sussex County Administration Building and the Sussex County Courthouse. Georgetown Train Station The Train Station is the home of the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Ron MacArthur In 1857, efforts to extend a rail line from Harrington to the harbor at Lewes were initiated. Though the line was completed to Milford in 1859, additional work was delayed until 1867. By 1868, the rails had finally reached Georgetown. The railway was extended to Lewes the following year, and to Rehoboth Beach and the lower Eastern Shore in the 1870s. Located at the hub of this network, Georgetown was transformed by a growing population and booming economy. The townâ€™s first passenger station was located immediately north of the current site. By the 1880s, a steady increase in the number of travelers had resulted in the need for a newer and larger facility. In response to this demand, the construction of the present station was completed in 1892. The Georgetown Train Station served as an office for various railway functions until it was sold in 1972. The building was vacant when it was purchased by the Historic Georgetown Association in 1996. An extensive project to restore the exterior of the building to its original appearance was undertaken. With the completion of the interior renovations in 2003, this historic structure was returned to its role as a center for the economic and social life of the community. Today, the train station serves as the offices for the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Marvel Museum The Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum is located on South Bedford Street and boasts a collection of historic buildings and horse-drawn carriages. The property belonged to local entrepreneur, horseman and legislator Nutter Marvel until his passing in 1988. At that time, the property was given to the Town of Georgetown by Marvelâ€™s 18 georgetowncoc.com | The Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum is located on South Bedford Street grandchildren in order to preserve his legacy. The museum boasts an extensive collection of antique carriages, many of which are utilized every two years for the town’s biennial Return Day celebration. Some of the carriages in Marvel’s collection include the Queen’s carriage, the Disney carriage, a peddler’s wagon and a 1800s era horse-drawn hearse. The Marvel Museum property also features a village setting that includes a church, a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a barrel barn and a memorial to area veterans of the American Civil War. There is also an extensive collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, books and other memorabilia about Georgetown housed at the museum. The Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum is operated by a volunteer staff, so days, hours and times vary. Call 855-9660 for more information. Masonic Lodge In 1827, the Delaware legislature authorized a lottery for the purpose of funding the construction of “an Academy and Masonic Hall.” Land was Delaware National Bank is proud to be a part of the Georgetown Community. GeorGetown office 21035 Dupont Boulevard | 302.855.2406 | delawarenational.com Plus 11 more convenient locations in Sussex and New Castle Counties. Member FDIC. Member of the Fulton Financial Family. georgetowncoc.com 19 | The Marvel Museum boasts an extensive collection of antique carriages as well as Georgetown memorabilia. purchased in 1840, and construction commenced the following year. The building was formally dedicated on Dec. 28, 1842. The Georgetown Academy had a prestigious reputation and was attended by students from throughout the county. Classes at this private institution were discontinued in 1885 when a new public school was built in Georgetown. The Masonic Lodge is located on East Market Street just east of The Circle. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Organized in 1794, the wood frame structure of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was built in 1804. The brick structure was constructed in 1844. s ’ n Flowers & Gifts e v i G Your Hometown Florist - Est. 1981 135 East Market. St., Georgetown, DE 19947 856-9174 302 856-2906 302 856-1711 302 Family Owned & Operated Toby & Carol Givens www.givensflorist.com 856-1711 • 228-7960 Andy Givens Walls Builders, Inc p.o. box 552 • georgetown, de 19947 Over 48 Years Quality Work New Homes, Additions Light Commercial Work (302) 856-2551 George Walls, Pres. 20 georgetowncoc.com James Walls, V.P. A fire in 1987 destroyed the parish house in the rear, but it was rebuilt in 1990. St. Paul’s is one of the 38 parish churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. Many statesmen from Sussex County are interred in the church’s churchyard, including Caleb R. Layton, Daniel J. Layton and others. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Sussex County Courthouse Designed by renowned architect William Strickland, the current Sussex County Courthouse was built between 1837 and 1839 on the same location as the old courthouse. The portico and cupola were added in 1914. In 1835, a lottery was authorized to raise funds to replace the frame structure, which had served as a courthouse since 1791. Construction of the new building began in 1837 following the sale and relocation of the original courthouse to its present site on South Bedford Street. A major renovation and expansion project was completed in 1969. Town Hall Located on the former site of a tavern built in 1820 and called the “Rising Sun,” the current Georgetown Town Hall was built in 1921 for the Delaware Trust Company. The building was donated to the Town of Georgetown in 1965 by the Wilmington Trust Company. With only about 1,000 square feet, the town needs more space and is planning to build a new town hall sometime in the near future. WE UNDERSTAND COMMITMENT For decades, Edward Jones has been committed to providing financial solutions and personalized service to individual investors. 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So whether history is your thing, or you like listening to live music or you’re a man with a hankering for some good seafood, come on out and enjoy what the Sussex County seat has to offer. Return Day Every two years, Georgetown hosts the event for which it is perhaps most famous – Return Day. Dating back to as early as 1792, the event features a parade and festival two days after Election Day. Stemming from colonial times when the public would congregate along the streets in Georgetown two days after the election to hear the election results (because it would take that long to deliver them to the courthouse by horseback), the day is marked by a traditional parade around The Circle and the ceremonial “burial of the hatchet” in sand from nearby Lewes (the original county seat of Sussex) by leaders georgetowncoc.com 23 Return Day - At left a proclamation is read. On the next page is a photo from the parade. Photos by James Diehl of Delaware’s political parties. While television and the Internet have eliminated the real need for Return Day, tradition has kept the festival alive. The winner and loser of each political race ride together in a horse-drawn carriage in a parade from Georgetown Middle School to The Circle, where they are announced and pass a reviewing stand. Other participants in the parade include current state officials, high school bands and local pageant winners. During the ceremony, the town crier appears on the balcony of the County Courthouse and reads the results of the election in Sussex County because, as he says, they are the “only results that matter.” For years the town crier role has been filled by former mayor W. Layton Johnson, The whole day has a carnival atmosphere, complete with merchants, food vendors and competitions, such as a hatchet tossing contest, pitting the mayor of Georgetown against the mayors of other Sussex County towns. The afternoon of Return Day is a holiday for county and state workers in Sussex County, and the event is marked by a traditional ox roast, much revelry, and, of course, the beginning of the next round of campaigns. Many in Delaware feel that the state’s historically friendly political climate 24 georgetowncoc.com is due, in large part, to the tradition of Return Day. For more information visit www.returnday.org. Oyster Eat In 1937, the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company established an annual fundraising effort known as the “Oyster Eat.” Hundreds of men (sorry ladies, it’s still a stag only event) gather each February to enjoy the food and fellowship at the Oyster Eat, which has been recognized by the United States Congress for its historical and cultural significance. It’s a special tradition to hundreds of Sussex County men and has been passed down from generation to generation. On the night of the Eat, the men of the fire department take the fire trucks and other vehicles out of the fire hall and replace them with a four-inch thick layer of sawdust, which makes it easier for clean up at the end of the evening. The Eat has been featured on national television, was the subject of a feature in New Yorker magazine and has been honored as a Library of Congress Local Legacy event. It has evolved into one of the biggest social events of the year in southern Delaware, with all-you-caneat oysters, all-you-can-drink beer and bluegrass music aplenty. In addition to hundreds of bushels of oysters, the hardworking men of Station 77 also provide egg sandwiches and beer. And watch out on election years – the Oyster Eat has become a favorite stop for current and aspiring politicians out stumping for votes. The annual Georgetown Fire Company Oyster Eat is held each year at the end of February, just before the traditional start of the spring planting season. For more information visit www.georgetown77. com. Easter Egg Hunt The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce hosts Georgetown’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt every spring. Hundreds of kids especially enjoy the hunt for some 5,000 eggs “hidden” on the grounds of the Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown. In addition to this main event, there is a moon bounce, face painting, arts & crafts, train rides, entertainment and refreshments. The Easter Bunny is also known to make an appearance and pose for pictures. For more information visit www. georgetowncoc.com. Georgetown Farmers’ Market The Georgetown Chamber is thrilled to include in its 2010-2011 lineup of events and programs, the Georgetown Farmers’ Market. Located on the grounds of Sussex County’s premier sports & tournament facility, Sports at the Beach on Route 9 (Lewes-Georgetown Highway) in Georgetown, the market is open every Friday from 3PM-6PM starting from Memorial Day thru Labor Day weekends. Featuring a wide variety of farmers and their fresh foods (vegetables, flowers, fruit, breads, meats, seafood, organic dairy, baked goods & desserts, specialty products and more) the Georgetown Farmers’ Market joins 15 other markets around the state. “It’s exciting to see yet another farmers’ market open in Delaware,” says Kelli Steele, marketing communications officer for the Delaware Department of Agriculture. “First State residents and visitors alike have proven over and over again that they enjoy local produce; and they look forward to the excitement that 8 OUT OF 10 ECONOMISTS BELIEVE HOME PRICES WILL RISE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS* THE OTHER TWO ARE LIFE-LONG PESSIMISTS. If you’re ready to buy a home, many signs point to favorable buying conditions: mortgages are available, affordability has improved, home choices are abundant and interest rates are low. Even better, 8 out of 10 economists agree that home prices will rise in the next five years. Which means getting in on the ground floor before prices begin to rise is a smart move. Homeownership is an investment in your future. Work with a REALTOR®, a member of the National Association of REALTORS® who can explain options that best fit your situation. To learn more, visit www.houselogic.com/buyandsell. *Figure based on the Keller Center for research of Baylor University, 2008. THORO-GOOD’S CONCRETE COMPANY, INC. For Large Jobs Or Small... Let Us Serve You P.O. Box 407 Millsboro, DE 19966 302-934-8101 Fax: 302-934-1537 EVERY MARKET’S DIFFERENT, CALL A REALTOR® TODAY. © 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Sussex County Association of REALTORS® Georgetown, DE 302-855-2300 www.scaor.com Fruitland, MD 21863 410-742-9037 georgetowncoc.com 25 the farmers’ market season brings.” For more information on the Georgetown Farmers’ Market, call the Chamber at 302-856-1544 or visit www.georgetowncoc.com. “Buy Local…Eat Fresh! Peninsula Bluegrass Festival Peninsula Bluegrass Inc., based in Laurel, Delaware, is a family oriented, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of old-time bluegrass music. The Peninsula Bluegrass Festival is held each year on the third weekend of June at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. Peninsula Bluegrass Inc. has meetings the third Monday of each month. The 150 members receive a bi-monthly newsletter and discounts at Pick-ins. For more information visit www.peninsulabluegrass.com. Wings & Wheels A Georgetown Fall Festival This unique family event, sponsored in part by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, features a “fly-in” of vintage planes, a huge classic car show, WWII re-enactors, food & craft vendors, all-day What can entertainment, and kids’ amusements & games, all staged at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. The fall festival in 2009 attracted some 4,500 people, nearly doubling the attendance at its debut in 2008. Organizers hope those numbers will continue to grow as the years fly & roll by, and that Wings & Wheels will become a premier, shoulder season event in and for Sussex County. For more information visit www. wings-wheels.com. Caroling on the Circle This popular community singing event kicks off the holiday season for Sussex County, and doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of Sussex County. Started in 1984 as part of the Delaware First initiative, Caroling on The Circle continues to cheer hearts and help those in need more than two decades later. To date, the community has donated more than 550,000 canned goods through the Caroling on The Circle program. The annual holiday celebration takes place on The Circle in front of the Sussex County Administration Building and you get with ? a penny is hosted by the Sussex County Council. If Mother Nature intervenes, it’s moved to the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company. For more information visit www.sussex countyde.gov. Christmas Balloon Parade The annual Georgetown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, takes place on the first Thursday of December each year. The event was renamed the Christmas “Balloon” Parade in 2007 when Macy’s-style, jumbo balloons were introduced to the line-up, which also includes floats, marching bands, classic cars, fire trucks and of course, Mr. & Mrs. Claus in their sleigh. All entries are judged and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are awarded trophies in their respective categories, as well as, a Best Themed entry and Overall Best entry. The parade attracts hundreds of spectators who line the streets of Georgetown and The Circle, and is a highlight of the holiday season. For more information visit www. georgetowncoc.com. More than one gallon of the best-tasting water* in Delaware Artesian Resources Efficiently supplying the Delmarva Peninsula with clean, fresh drinking water for more than 100 years. 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As a total water resource management company, we are focusing on a wide spectrum of activities, including providing water and wastewater service, managing water and wastewater systems for municipalities and developers, and providing site and civil engineering services. * Delaware Rural Water Association Annual Best Tasting Water Award, 2009 For water conservation tips and more information about Artesian Resources, visit www.artesianresources.com 020-03-10 Artesian Ad Georgetown-vs4.indd 1 26 georgetowncoc.com 3/16/10 11:21 AM the business of government S ince the day Georgetown was founded in the late 1700s, the business of government has revolved around the patch of land in the geographic center of town known as The Circle. Stand in the middle of the original town square, look in any direction and you’ll find a different building focused on government in Delaware’s southernmost county. Many law offices, as well as Georgetown Town Hall and the historic Brick Hotel – at one time a temporary courthouse – also claim space either on or within a short radius of The Circle. Toward the southeast stands the historic Sussex County Courthouse, which dates back to 1839. It replaced the original 1791 structure, which still stands less than a block from The Circle. Both structures are among the most historic buildings in Delaware. The courthouse’s eye-catching façade and historic architecture are symbols of what Georgetown was, and still is – the seat of justice in Sussex County. Included within the walls of the Sussex County Courthouse are Sussex County Superior Court and the Court of Common Pleas; Sussex County Family Court is located just a few feet to the south. Adjacent to the courthouse on The Circle stands the Sussex County Administration Building, built in 1996. The 60,000-square-foot structure houses many of georgetowncoc.com 27 The Old Sussex County Courthouse was built in 1791. The portico and cupola were added much later. Photo by Ron MacArthur the county’s departments, including the offices of the Sussex County Council, the Justice of the Peace and the Planning and Zoning department. The majority of the county’s employees work in this building, or in the 21,000-square-foot Sussex West Complex on Route 113. Some also work in the Register of Wills office in Justice of the Peace Court 14 behind the administration building, or in buildings at the Sussex County Airport. To the northeast sits the Sussex County Court of Chancery. Construction on this building began in March 2002 and it is the only free standing Court of Chancery in Delaware. The famed court, which has achieved a national reputation for its efficiency and reliability, is a carry-over from the courts of England long ago. Nearly half of the companies on the New York Stock Exchange are incorporated in Delaware because of the state’s favorable corporate tax laws. The new Court of Chancery, which was planned for the site of the Brick Hotel before a deal was reached with the State to save that structure, cost about $4 million to construct. In all, there are nearly two dozen county departments and offices in Georgetown. Due to rapid growth between 2000-2010, Sussex County officials may need to build a new administration building in the near future; that structure would likely be away from The Circle because of limited space. Sales • Rentals • Appraisals 246 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-3883 • Toll Free 800-345-3469 Fax 302-227-4686 28 georgetowncoc.com 28442 Dupont Blvd. Millsboro, DE 19966 302-934-3970 • Toll Free 888-934-3970 Fax 302-934-3974 1240 Kings Hwy. Lewes, DE 19958 302-645-2207 • Toll Free 800-331-4241 Fax 302-645-5261 Gordon and Sandy Mariner’s restored home on South Front Street, Circa 1850, is representative of some of the historic homes in Georgetown. Photo by Joan L. Tyndall residential living B etween 2008 and the early months of 2010, home prices and values have steadily decreased in Georgetown, as they have across the rest of the country. But rapid growth from 2000-2005, particularly in the Hispanic community, has led to a much larger county seat than in decades past. As of 2008, there were more than 5,000 residents of Georgetown, earning a median family income of just over $38,000 per year. Growth within its borders was so great that the town even imposed a six-month moratorium in 2005 on all new applications, changes of zoning classification, major subdivisions and uses requiring a site plan. The move was in response to growth and development projections that showed the town’s population possibly tripling in size by 2020. While that growth has slowed with the sluggish economy, many housing developments and retail establishments are on hold and could be brought back to life when the nation’s economy turns around. Numbers compiled by the Georgetown Planning and Zoning Department in 2007 showed more than 3,300 new residential units and 900,000 square feet of additional commercial space coming to the town. With a recovering economy, many of those projects could once again be kick started, leading to another housing boom in Georgetown. In the last few years, however, home sales have settled back into a more reasonable rate of growth. According to data obtained from Judy Dean, 2010 president of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®, there were 69 housing units sold in Georgetown in 2009, selling for a median price of $185,000. Twenty-three units were purchased in town in the first quarter of 2010, for roughly the same median price. New developments being built or planned around Georgetown stand in stark contrast to the town’s his- georgetowncoc.com 29 you’ll find a beebe outpatient service in every direction Rehab Services Imaging Lab Services lewes, main campus 424 Savannah Road, Lewes Beebe Imaging: 302-645-3275 Beebe Lab Express: 302-645-3568 Beebe Rehab Services: 302-645-3235 GeorGetown Georgetown Professional Park 20163 Office Circle, Georgetown Beebe Imaging: 302-856-9729 Beebe Lab Express: 302-856-7781 lonG neck Rehab, imaging, and lab expRess seRvices that aRe caRing, convenient, and committed to you. 32060 Long Neck Road, Long Neck Beebe Lab Express: 302-947-1202 Beebe Medical Center is committed to providing the highest standard of healthcare for every member of the community. Our Outpatient 232 Mitchell Street, Millsboro Beebe Lab Express: 302-934-5052 Services are offered at convenient times and locations throughout Sussex County. Those services include Rehab, Imaging, and Lab Express. • Expertise that puts you at ease • A comfortable, reassuring atmosphere • Accurate and timely results done by qualified staff using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation Visit our website at www.beebemed.org for hours and maps to our locations. millsboro Beebe Rehab Services: 302-934-1500 millville Beebe Millville (route 26), Millville Beebe Imaging: 302-539-8749 Beebe Lab Express: 302-539-1620 Beebe Rehab Services: 302-539-6404 milton 611 Federal Street, Suite 2, Milton Beebe Lab Express: 302-684-8579 rehoboth Bookhammer Outpatient Center at the Beebe Health Campus 18941 John J. Williams Highway Rehoboth Beach Beebe Imaging/Beebe Lab Express/ InsIst on QualIty. InsIst on BeeBe. 30 georgetowncoc.com Beebe Rehab Services: 302-645-3010 Homes in the area are a mixture of modern and classic. Photos by Ron MacArthur toric district, which includes structures dating back to 1791 when the seat of justice in Sussex County was officially moved to Georgetown. Driving down North and South Bedford Streets is like taking a trip through history at times, with home after home harkening back to the days when the United States of America was in its infancy. Many of these homes are on the National Register of Historic Places – the original Sussex County Courthouse is even still standing, relocated to its new position just off The Circle many years ago to make room for a new structure. Many homes in the historic Kimmeytown district of Georgetown are owned or rented by members of the town’s rapidly growing Hispanic population. Lured to town by good jobs at Georgetown’s Perdue poultry processing operation, this segment of the population exploded during the 1990s. According to University of Delaware statistics, Georgetown experienced a jump from 75 Hispanic residents in 1990 to almost 1,400 in 2000. Hispanic families now make up about a third of Georgetown’s total population. A major draw to living in Georgetown is the area’s history of extremely low property taxes. The 2000 Census showed residents of Georgetown paid an average of $417 per year in property taxes, less than half the Delaware average of $841. There is also no sales tax on purchases in Delaware, adding to the appeal of the Georgetown area. Whether it be one of the town’s historic homes, an existing home or a home in one of the several housing projects currently being planned, living in the historic seat of Sussex County is always a smart choice. PROPANE SERVICE FROM PEP UP, INC. 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Cory Senior Media Consultant Cell: 443-614-7066 Fax: 410-548-1543 | Ph: 410-219-3500 X 18 email - firstname.lastname@example.org Cha-Tanya Lankford, LCSW Program Director - Foster Care Daniel Moore Recruitment & Licensing Coordinator 302.677.1590 20145 OfďŹ ce Circle, Unit 2 Georgetown, DE 19947 32 georgetowncoc.com | Beebe Medical Center, Lewes health care here is no major hospital along the Route 113 corridor in southern Sussex County, but there are plenty of fine health care facilities within just a short drive of the county seat. After all, Georgetown is only “16 miles from anywhere” in Sussex County. North to Milford, east to Lewes or west to Seaford – quality medical care is only a short drive away from “Pettyjohn’s Old Field.” T critical-care medicine. Outpatient services include an outpatient surgical center, diagnostic imaging centers and rehabilitation. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Beebe Medical Center’s charitable mission is to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health with the people residing, working or visiting the communities they serve. Beebe Medical Center Hastings HeartCare Center Founded in 1916, Beebe Medical Center in Lewes has become one of the premier health care facilities in Sussex County, serving not only the ever-growing beach areas, but also a thriving yearround population. The center provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services in medical-surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology and Beebe’s Hastings HeartCare Center offers diagnostic cardiac catheterization, EKGs, echocardiography and nuclear imaging for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease. The Center also operates Beebe’s cardiac rehabilitation program. Tunnell Cancer Center Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center georgetowncoc.com 33 offers support and care for cancer patients with its modern comprehensive technology and compassionate, experienced team. Medical radiation and surgical oncology are offered as well as support groups and programs to assist patients and their families. Community Health Beebe’s community health department supports the hospital’s charitable mission to encourage healthy living and prevent illness among residents and visitors to the community. Beebe provides a range of free health screenings throughout the community, including blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis and skin cancer screenings. Emergency Services The Lewes emergency department is ideally located for visitors to Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The Millville Emergency Center, located on Route 26, is best suited for summer visitors to the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island areas. Beebe’s emergency depart- ment is also a Level III trauma center, which means necessary treatment protocols and procedures have been implemented, and the necessary equipment acquired to care for trauma patients. imaging/radiology services and a lab with express testing services, including EKG. All services are provided under one roof, with ample parking and extended hours. Beebe Imaging and Lab Services Wellness Centers Beebe operates diagnostic imaging and laboratory satellite facilities throughout the county, including in Georgetown, Long Neck, Millsboro and Millville. With digital technology and networking capabilities, radiologists can view studies from all of these locations from the computerized workstations at the Beebe Health Campus or at the hospital. Outpatient Care Center at Beebe Health Campus Beebe Medical Center’s Outpatient Care Center at the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24, one mile west of Route 1, offers a range of services in a location more central to Beebe’s service area. The Outpatient Care Center includes physical therapy, diagnostic The wellness centers at three local high schools – Cape Henlopen, Sussex Central and Indian River – were developed to help promote healthy lifestyles, responsible decision making and easier accessibility to a family healthcare provider for students at these schools. The programs are a joint venture among Beebe Medical Center, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the school districts. Parents sign a form which lists services available to students. Cardiac Care For nearly 30 years, Beebe has provided Sussex County with a full range of cardiac diagnostic services, as well as rehabilitation treatment for heart patients. The hospital offers open heart surgery, coronary angioplasty, Bayside Health Association is committed to bringing quality Womens Health Care to the Eastern Shore. We have two conveniently located facilities in Lewes and Georgetown. Our Board Certified staff of Physicians and our Certified Nurse Midwives are ready to listen to all your health concerns. We offer Dexa (bone density) screening and Gynecological and Ob Obstetrical ultrasounds by appointment. Our nationally recognized doctors perform minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. Our ultrasound department has recently received it reaccreditation, meeting the AIUM Standards. Our Lewes location offers same day lab services. For more information about our practice please visit www.baysidehealth.com or call Melissa Warren at 302-645-4700 ext. 313 34 georgetowncoc.com stent implantation, pacemaker implants, cardiac stress testing, coronary catheterization diagnostics, ambulatory heart monitoring, echocardiogram diagnostic testing and cardiac rehabilitation. The hospitalâ€™s cardiac team includes experienced heart surgeons who perform advanced procedures in their new stateof-the-art operating rooms. To assure the highest standards for open heart surgery, Beebe has formed an alliance with the nationally renowned cardiovascular surgery team at Christiana Careâ€™s Center for Heart and Vascular Health. Nanticoke Health Services Nanticoke Health Services is focused on providing health services in western Sussex County. Its system consists of a community hospital, a cancer care center, a long-term care facility and a satellite campus. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Nanticoke Memorial Hospital serves the towns of Seaford, Bridgeville, Laurel, Georgetown and surrounding communities and is located on the banks of the Nanticoke River in Seaford. The hospital features 119 inpatient beds spread out over five floors. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital includes a pediatric unit with a specialty surgical unit for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, as well as special Ronald McDonald rooms for children. There is also an 11-room maternity unit, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit and an outpatient center located on the hospitalâ€™s main campus. In the six operating rooms at Nanticoke, surgeons perform both routine procedures and cuttingedge surgeries on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis. Cardiac Rehabilitation The hospital offers a full range of rehabilitative services for cardiac patients, including follow-up care for those who have recently had a heart attack, bypass surgery or valve replacement surgery. One of only a handful of such facilities in Delaware, Nanticoke has been serving local cardiac patients for more than 20 years. Every member | Beebe surgeons perform a total knee replacement. georgetowncoc.com 35 Nanticoke Memorial Hospital serves the towns of Seaford, Bridgeville, Laurel, Georgetown and surrounding communities of the staff is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Emergency Services The hospital’s emergency department is a Level III Trauma Center and is the facility’s most recent area of expansion and growth. Nanticoke’s emergency room is fully equipped to handle a broad scope of emergency medical conditions. With more than 20 beds, the emergency room is staffed around the clock by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained, emergency medicine nurses. On rare occasions, when extensive, specialized care is needed, the emergen- Georgetown (302) 855-2000 www.CountyBankDel.com Bank locally. Bring your money around fu llcircle. Your hard-earned deposits at County Bank are invested locally to keep our region vibrant and our economy strong. When you bank with us, your investment comes around fu llcircle.It not only earns you a great return but also helps make southern Delaware an even Member better, stronger, and healthier place to live. FDIC 36 georgetowncoc.com cy room can transfer patients by air or ground to an appropriate medical center in New Castle County or Baltimore. Cancer Care Center Filled with the newest technology, the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has three floors completely dedicated to cancer care. Located in a tranquil setting, the Cancer Care Center is designed to relax the patients and make them feel comfortable during every phase of treatment. Chemotherapy suites have a serene view of the Nanticoke River. Intensity Modulation Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is performed in a soothing, comfortable atmosphere using a state-of-the-art linear accelerator. The latest in cancer treatment, IMRT allows doctors to precisely target the cancer without hurting the surrounding healthy tissue. Mears Health Campus The Nanticoke Health Services Mears Health Campus is an off-campus facility designed to alleviate pressure on the hospital’s main campus. Patients needing rehabilitation services can visit Herring Run Orthopedics or one of the rehabilitation or speech therapists located at Mears. Offices for orthopedic surgeons are also located at the facility. The Imaging Center has many of the outpatient testing services found at the hospital, such as mammography, ultrasound and CT Scan. Stroke Center Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in Delaware to earn the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Treatment for patients arriving at Nanticoke with stroke symptoms involve a multi-disciplinary team approach, providing each patient an evaluation by a physician within 10 minutes of arrival to the hospital’s emergency room. Community Outreach Nanticoke Health Services is committed to creating healthy communities and sponsors a host of services and programs | Nanticoke Health Services’ Cancer Care Center to support that goal. Area schools have wellness programs under the direction of Nanticoke staff. Healthy screenings are offered to the general public and community education programs on a variety of topics are offered at the hospital and other facilities. Bayhealth Medical Center Bayhealth Medical Center formed in 1997 when Kent General Hospital in Dover and Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford merged to create a non-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing high quality care to the community. Bayhealth is currently southern Delaware’s largest healthcare system, with more than 2,900 employees and 455 physicians. As a leader in providing superior patient care, Bayhealth continues to improve services, expand programs and reach out to serve new communities. Cancer Services Bayhealth’s medical and radiation oncologists strive to provide the most comprehensive cancer services available. To aid in treatment, Bayhealth has a cancer registry for all cases of cancer diagnosed and/or treated at Bayhealth. The information is maintained in strict confidentiality for treatment planning and evaluation, outcome measurement and strategic planning. The data is for- warded to the State of Delaware’s central registry, which merges data from other Delaware hospitals and completes a quality check. Continence Center of Delaware The loss of bladder control, known as incontinence, affects more than 12 million Americans. Specialized treatment facilities like the Continence Center of Delaware can significantly improve or completely cure 80 percent of incontinence causes – many times without surgery. Patients receive a single one-hour treatment a week for six weeks at the Center, located at Kent General Hospital in Dover. Emergency Services The emergency departments at Kent General and Milford Memorial are both Level III Trauma Centers. Kent General’s emergency department serves 40,000 patients a year, has more than 20 beds, a four bed trauma/resuscitation bay and five monitored beds. Milford Memorial’s emergency department serves 20,000 patients each year in its nine beds and two trauma rooms. Child Life Therapy Departments at both Kent General and Milford Memorial hospitals have playrooms where specially trained child life therapists provide learning experi- georgetowncoc.com 37 sleep accommodations on a short-term basis while the infant is critical or for time of transitioning to the home. La Red Health Center La Red Health Center is a respected and integral partner in the local health care delivery system and is a vital component in Delaware’s safety net program. The center maintains productive relationships with local service providers, hospitals and the private medical community. | Milford Memorial Hospital Prenatal and Perinatal Services ences through tours and activities. Bayhealth’s “sleeping-in” program also allows one parent to spend the night with a child in the hospital. Pediatric Department at Kent General Kent General’s Pediatric Department has 13 beds for patients up to age 17. The hospital has a dedicated Level II pediatric intensive care unit to provide more concentrated attention for children 38 georgetowncoc.com needing high-level care. The unit enables children requiring Level II care to remain close to their family and friends. Kent General also offers a Ronald McDonald room for families with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This room is sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and has a kitchenette, a sitting area and a play area. The sitting area converts to provide Pregnancy tests are offered at La Red Health Center to sexually active women, and those who test positive are referred into the prenatal program. The center contracts with a private obstetrical group for onsite prenatal and postpartum services, as well as labor and delivery services at a local hospital. Through collaborations with other local organizations, the prenatal program provides onsite nutrition counseling, parenting classes and gestational diabetes education and management as additional education components. La Red Health Center also helps facilitate the enrollment of low income pregnant women into assistance programs such as WIC and public health coverage. Children and Adolescents La Red Health Center administers an immunization program, participates in the state’s Vaccines for Children program, completes developmental assessments and provides nutritional advice and education to families, including referral to public programs for food assistance. Services for adolescents currently include developmental assessment, physical examinations for school and sports and health education regarding sexually transmitted diseases. Geriatrics County. Since 1971, it has been providing services and programs to enhance the quality of life for mature residents of the area: home health services, housekeeping, companionship, nutrition, social activities, trips, transportation, social outreach, resources, activity centers, support groups, care management, volunteer opportunities, clubs, and fitness centers. CHEER feels that the best way to enrich seniors’ lives is to provide resources that make it possible to remain living independently in their own homes. Yet, CHEER isn’t just an agency that helps seniors with diminished resources: it is a group that strives to provide seniors with a positive, rewarding lifestyle. In furnishing libraries at some of its centers, activities, clubs, social events, and fitness centers (just to name a few), CHEER intends to offer seniors every opportunity possible to live the best life possible. CHEER relies on partnerships in the community: government, businesses, and individuals. CHEER is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Translation/Interpretation Services Translation and interpretation services are conducted by four certified medical interpreters who provide services for patients who have made appointments at other medical offices where resources are not available. The staff of La Red Health Center is fully bilingual and patient care is provided in a culturally competent manner. Expansion to Seaford A new branch of La Red Health Center is scheduled to open in Seaford in 2010, expanding the center’s reach in Sussex County. Additional health care services For additional health carerelated services, please consult the index section in the back of this publication under “Health Care.” CHEER CHEER is a non-profit, private agency in the service of seniors in Sussex en t Screenings are available for osteoarthritic conditions and osteoporosis. Immunizations are offered for preventable illnesses such as influenza (age 50 and older), pneumonia (age 65 and older) and tetanus (all adults every 10 years). Other preventive screening services for cancer, diabetes and mental health are routinely administered. Free glaucoma screening is available on a periodic basis through a local partnership. uninsured patients over the age of 18. Cancer Screening Cancer screening is available through La Red Health Center’s participation in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Screening for Life Program. The program provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening exams for ag an M re Ca Counseling is conducted by a bilingual Board-certified psychiatrist, and is made possible through a contract with Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. It is designed to meet a generally unmet need for services in Sussex County, but specifically as they relate to culturally appropriate care. The psychiatrist addresses many issues, including postpartum depression, domestic violence, depression and substance and alcohol abuse. em Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling A NoN-Profit AgeNcy SiNce 1971 MeMber DelAwAre better buSiNeSS bureAu Let CHEER help you cut through the maze of care-planning for your loved one! CHEER Care Management 546 S. Bedford St., Ext. • Georgetown, DE 19947 302-856-5187 • FAX 302-856-5451 www.cheerde.com “Everyone needs a little CHEER in their life!” georgetowncoc.com 39 Left ~ East Market Street. Photo by Ron MacArthur Below ~ 16 Mile Brewing Company owners Brett McCrea & Chad Campbell economic development A lready home to a diverse business landscape, Georgetown continues to solidify its standing as a business leader in central Sussex County. Its proximity to the state’s beach resorts and the ability to offer tax-free shopping have helped the town grow responsibly in recent years. While retail activity is centered along the Route 113 corridor, many businesses in town cater to locals and to the more than 6,200 people who work within one mile of The Circle. According to data from Sussex County’s economic development office, there are 137 businesses in Georgetown that deal in government affairs; most of these businesses are located in the downtown area. As the population of the area increases, business activity in Georgetown continues to blossom. According to the Sussex County Economic Development office, there are currently two business parks planned for the town, along with one office complex and a new park and ride service for the Georgetown Train Station. Georgetown’s retail trade consists of some regional and national firms, but most 40 georgetowncoc.com are independent, locally-owned businesses in a variety of sectors. The majority of activity is centered along Route 113, primarily in the Walmart shopping center, as well as in the downtown area. Landing Walmart was a major coup for the town back in 2000. Its opening allowed Georgetown to further bolster its standing within the business community of Sussex County. Now included in the center with Walmart are several core businesses, including Dollar Tree, Radio Shack and Shoe Show, as well as a Walgreen’s/ Happy Harry’s drug store and a Cato Fashions. Shopping opportunities in the Sussex County seat also include many convenience stores and small markets that serve neighborhoods in and around Georgetown. Catering to the town’s robust Hispanic community – Georgetown experienced a jump from 75 Hispanic residents in 1990 to almost 1,400 in 2000, according to University of Delaware statistics – are businesses located in and near the historic Kimmeytown section of Georgetown. Joe’s Food Market at 118 Race Street, a fresh food market designed to appeal to the ever- growing Hispanic population, anchors this area. Georgetown’s service industry is also expanding in all areas and includes a variety of firms engaged in activities such as real estate, accounting, insurance, automobile repair, office maintenance and all types of contracting. According to the most recent data, an impressive 186 businesses in town are classified as being “service-related,” the largest sector in Georgetown. That’s followed in frequency by the sectors of “government,” “retail” and “construction.” There are also a multitude of choices for residents and visitors alike when the urge to eat out suddenly strikes. From downtown eateries like the Georgetown Deli, Casella’s and the Georgetown Family Restaurant to Route 113 establishments like Pizza Palace and Subway, there is something for everyone in Georgetown. There are also plenty of options available for those in a hurry, including national fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. There’s even a first-rate Italian eatery (Bella Capri), located at the Wal-Mart shopping center, an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet (Chinatown Buffet), located on the corner of Route 113 and Route 9 and a popular Mexican restaurant (La Quetzalteca), located on southbound Route 113. There is much more development planned for the near future in the constantly-growing seat of Sussex. Hoping to add to an already diverse group of businesses in Georgetown, the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will work to bring more quality businesses to town in coming years. GROW With . FREE Financial Products & Services . FREE Financial Counseling & Education . FEE-FREE Access to 28,000+ ATM’s . Auto, Personal, Home Equity & Mortgage Loans . Statewide Locations . Deposit Insurance up to $500,000* *Savings are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S.Government Agency, to at least $250,000 and an additional $250,000 in coverage is provided through Excess Share Insurance Corporation (ESI). www.Del-One.org georgetowncoc.com 41 Delaware Techâ€™s Student Services Center. Photo courtesy of Delaware Tech education SCHOOLS STATE FARM INSUR ANCE Bruce Penuel State Farm Agent 522 E. Market St., Georgetown, DE 19947 302-856-7724 georgetowncoc.com The Indian River School District is one of the largest school districts in Delaware. Formed in 1969 by the consolidation of several smaller districts, the district serves the towns of Selbyville, Frankford, Dagsboro, Gumboro, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millsboro and Georgetown. www.ss.irsd.k12.de.us The new Sussex Central High School officially opened to students on Sept. 7, 2004. The building, located on 159 acres across from the Stockley Center in Millsboro, has a 1,500-student capacity. Left to Right: Mark Penuel, Joan Rogers, Cindy Bennett, Betty Ramirez, Cheryl Johnson, Paula Penuel, Bruce Penuel 42 www.irsd.net Sussex Central High School Fax: 302-856-7789 State Farm Bank Home Office: Bloomington, IL statefarm.comÂŽ Indian River School District Georgetown Middle School email@example.com The former Sussex Central High School was renamed Georgetown Middle School in the summer of 2008, in time for the 2008-09 school year. Middle school-age students from Georgetown and Millsboro are split up between two Students participate in DelaWorld program. Photo by Mike Baker. schools for the first time since the Indian River School District was formed in 1969. Elementary Schools There are two public elementary schools located in Georgetown. Georgetown Elementary School is located in a wing of the former Sussex Central High School on Market Street, while the newer North Georgetown Elementary School is located across town on North Bedford Street. Sussex Technical High School www.sussexvt.k12.de.us The Sussex Technical School District is comprised of Sussex Technical High School and the Sussex Tech Adult Division. The high school currently serves over 1,100 students and has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a “National School of Excellence” and one of “The Original Ten New American High Schools”. The nationally recognized Adult Division works with the state to assess the training needs of business, government, and community-based organizations. Delmarva Christian High School www.delmarvachristian.com Delmarva Christian High School is a non-denominational, regional Christian high school serving students in grades 9 through 12. In the 2007-08 school year, the school’s enrollment was 125 students. The 44-acre campus includes the 126,000-square-foot high school building, a 4,000-square-foot technology building and playing fields. Jefferson School www.jeffersonschool.com The Jefferson School in Georgetown is like no other school in Sussex County. Teachers use no traditional textbooks, desk clusters or tests at the Jefferson School. Instead, students learn in oneon-one sessions with teachers, on guided nature walks, hands-on in an experiment or by reading. Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences www.sussexacademy.org The mission of the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences is to prepare middle school students for the new millennium by providing excellence in education within a small school environment. Howard T. Ennis School www.he.irsd.k12.de.us The Howard T. Ennis School is a special facility in Georgetown for students with moderate to severe mental disabilities. The school’s main goal is to allow students to become independent. Project V.I.L.L.A.G.E. Project V.I.L.L.A.G.E. (Verbally Intensive Literacy and Language Activities for Growth in Education) is a pre-school program for at-risk three- and four-yearolds in the Indian River School District, most of whom are economically disadvantaged and have little or no Englishspeaking ability. HIGHER EDUCATION Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College www.dtcc.edu/owens The Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, the southernmost campus of a statewide system, is located in Georgetown. The 147-acre site serves as Sussex County’s center for higher education. Students can choose a personalized education and earn an associate degree, diploma or certificate in one of over 100 programs. The college also has agreements with regional four-year institutions that connect Delaware Tech’s associate degree programs with bachelor’s degree programs. Wilmington University www.wilmu.edu/georgetown The Georgetown campus of Wilmington University is located at the William A. Carter Partnership Center on the Delaware Technical and Community College campus. Wilmington University offers an open admissions policy for all levels. Students can earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. University of Delaware www.udel.edu There are two main areas for University of Delaware programs in Georgetown: the Agriculture Research and Education Center, off Route 9 south of Georgetown; and the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College. The University offers qualified applicants the opportunity to pursue a University of Delaware Associate in Arts (AA) degree by taking UD courses at the UD Academic Centers on the campuses of Delaware Technical & Community College in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown. Delaware State University www.desu.edu/sussex Delaware State University provides a “Learn Where You Earn” opportunity for the residents of southern Delaware. The Sussex site is located on the Delaware Technical and Community College Campus in Georgetown. Classes are scheduled during evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of the busy working adult. georgetowncoc.com 43 he Sussex County Airport serves Georgetown and Sussex County and is owned by the Sussex County Council. The airport has two paved runways with the longest runway measuring 5,000 feet and accommodates large corporate jets. Plans are in place to extend the runway another 500 feet. The facility borders the town of Georgetown and offers many amenities, including fuel service, aircraft maintenance, pilot's briefing room and lounge. Phone: 302-855-7774 for information. The Sussex County Industrial Airpark is a 600-acre, fully-developed park established in 1973, with leased sites from 2 to 6.5 acres. The Industrial Airpark is served by modern highways, direct rail link to Norfolk Southern Railroad, and adjacent Sussex County Airport capable of handling large corporate jets; and has full sewer and water service and underground electric and telephone utilities. Phone: 302855-7774 for information The Lighthouse Landing Restaurant is located directly in the airport terminal and serves not only airport clientel, but is open to the public and also provides full service event catering. Phone: 302-855-9460 for days and hours of operation. Visit the Delaware Aviation Museum also situated at the Sussex County Airport. The museum features many WWII aviation artifacts, memorabilia and displays. Call 854-0244 for information and for days and hours of operation. The Emergency Operations Center is on the airport grounds, and responds to natural disasters such as snow storms, floods, hurricanes, nor'easters, etc. and technical disasters such as chemical spills, hazardous materials incidents, etc. The Center also provides 911 service for the residents of Sussex County, dispatches fire companies, ambulance squads, county paramedics, the State Police Medevac Helicopter, and other resource equipment to support the Fire Service of Sussex County. Phone: 302-855-7805 for information The Sussex County Economic Development Office operates at this same location, and aims to create a higher quality of life for the residents of Sussex County by attracting new businesses, encouraging expansion of existing businesses, and participating with educators in programs designated to improve the quality of educational skills in Sussex County. Phone: 302855-7770 for information. T Sussex County airport GUIDING THE WAY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM You work hard to build a comfortable future. Let us help you make decisions designed to meet your financial goals. At Peninsula Financial Group, you’ll find knowledgeable advisors who offer you a customized approach to wealth management and financial planning. 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Peninsula Financial Group is independent of QCC and QAM. 44 georgetowncoc.com Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Members Accommodations Antiques Brick Hotel on the Circle 302-855-5800 Collectors Corner 302-856-7006 Classic Motel 302-856-7532 Architects Comfort Inn-Georgetown 302-854-9400 Comfort Inn-Rehoboth Beach 302-226-1515 Quality Inn & Suites 302-226-2400 French & Ryan Inc. 302-856-4113 Engineer Consultants Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP 302-855-9840 Armed Services Floyd A Megee Motors 302-856-0064 Jeff Whiteâ€™s Autoworks, Inc. 302-856-3333 Automotive Dealers (New & Used) Georgetown Auto Sales, Inc. 302-856-1827 Smith's Used Cars Inc. 302-856-2617 Automotive Repair 4 N Car, Inc. 302-856-7434 Sleep Inn & Suites 443-664-4020 Delaware National Guard 302-854-7609 Accounting Auction Services Jefferson Urian Doane & Sterner CPA 302-856-3900 Mid Atlantic Equipment Auction 302-422-8548 Sombar & Company PA 302-856-6712 Wilson's Auction Sales, Inc. 302-422-3454 TGM Group, LLC 410-742-1328 Audio/Video Production Community Bank Delaware 302-348-8600 Cornerstone Media Productions Inc. 302-855-9380 County Bank 302-855-2000 Automobile & Truck Parts Delaware National Bank 302-856-1842 Adolescent Counseling & Treatment Aquila of Delaware, Inc. 302-856-9746 Advertising & Marketing Aloysius Butler & Clark 302-249-6759 Advertising & Promotional Sales A-lert Motivations/the Main Office, Inc. 302-519-5516 Vernon Sales Promotion 302-732-3225 Fisher Auto Parts 302-856-9591 Automobile Body Works & Repair Auto Collision Service 302-856-7070 Ralph W. Blakeley & Son 302-856-9968 Route 9 Auto Center 302-856-3941 Advertising-Direct Mail Wade R Hudson Truck Repair 302-684-4718 Money Mailer 302-855-9209 Automotive Dealers & Repair (New & Used) Air Services Georgetown Air Services 302-855-2355 Pats Aircraft, LLC, SIG 302-855-5888 Boulevard Auto Sales Inc. 302-856-2561 First State Chevy Olds Kodiak 302-856-2521 Carey's Foreign Repair, Inc. 302-856-2779 Banking/Finance Artisans' Bank 302-296-0153 Discover Bank 302-349-4512 M&T Bank 302-934-2809 PNC Bank-Georgetown 302-855-0400 Sussex County Federal Credit Union 302-629-0100 The Bank of Delmarva 302-875-5901 Wilmington Trust Company 302-856-4428 WSFS Bank 302-360-0020 Banking/Finance-Credit Union Delaware State Police FCU 302-856-3501 georgetowncoc.com 45 Del-One 302-856-5100 Business Services Info Retrieval 302-337-0548 Bookkeeping & Accounting Small Business Development Center 302-856-1555 Office Support, Inc. 302-258-3190 Boutique-Apparel & Accessories Floridella 302-253-8811 Building Materials Builders Supply of Delmarva 302-855-0919 Dukes Lumber Co. 302-875-7551 Harvard Business Services, Inc. 302-645-7400 Business Services-Training Dale Carnegie Training 302-448-0424 Sales Pro Training, Inc. 302-438-1811 Carpet & Flooring Swain Carpet LLC 302-856-7550 Shone Lumber Co. 302-253-0200 Catering Universal Forest Products 410-549-1000 Contractors/Construction Manufacturing Parker Block Co., Inc. 302-934-9237 Business Services-Incorporation The Lighthouse Cove 302-856-5400 Churches Abundant Life Church 302-856-2252 Est . � 1900 T H E I N S U R A N C E M A R K ET C elebratin g 110 years servin g D elm arva Dominion Church of Delaware 302-856-9706 Eastern Shore Community Church 302-856-9787 Georgetown Wesleyan Church 302-856-6802 Jesus is Lord Church of Deliverance 302-856-3301 Truth & Life Center 302-856-7170 Wesley United Methodist Church 302-856-2414 Civic Associations Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club 302-858-5050 Georgetown Kiwanis Club 302-855-9097 Cleaning & Restoration Services ServPro of Sussex County 302-856-9768 Coffee Shop Grounds for Appeal 302-856-1544 Computer Sales & Service 1st State Technologies Inc. 302-855-9002 Fast-Teks On-Site Computer Services 302-491-8808 Lindel Computers & Technology, LLC 302-519-7000 No Nonsense Office Machines LLC 302-856-7381 Pioneer Computers LLC 302-875-9648 Concierge Services AMF Concierge Service, LLC 302-933-8631 1-800-999-7518 Laurel 302-875-7591 • Rehoboth 302-227-4726 Millsboro 302-934-9006 • Georgetown 302-856-2513 “D iscover the P ow er of C hoice” w w w .insurancechoices.com em ail - m p arker@ insurancechoices.com 46 georgetowncoc.com Concrete-Ready Mix Thoro-Good's Concrete Co., Inc. 302-934-8101 Consulting Keen Consulting, Inc. 302-684-5270 Contractors/Construction Credit Card Processing A. G. Renovations, Inc. 302-947-4096 Mercantile Processing, Inc. 302-581-0054 Anchor Enterprises 302-236-1078 Crisis Center Atlantic Windoworks LLC 302-856-6259 Barry Joseph Construction Co. 302-855-9645 Brooks Palmer Custom Homes, Inc. 302-855-1129 Carpentry Unlimited, Inc. 302-856-9227 Cedar Ridge Builders, Inc. 302-684-1783 Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services Inc. 302-856-7524 Nickle Electrical Companies 302-856-1006 Short Circuit Electric 302-856-3883 Shure-Line Electrical Inc. 302-856-3110 Emergency Medical Services Doctors & Dentists Georgetown EMS 302-856-9520 Drs Lord & Wheeler PA 302-856-7423 Employment Services Jeffery J. Brown DMD 302-855-9400 Bestemps/Lion Staffing Services, Inc. 302-491-0708 La Red Health Center, Inc. 302-855-1233 Energy Services Dry Cleaning/Laudromats NRG Energy Indian River Power Plant 302-934-3526 Engineering Colter Construction, Inc. 302-684-1039 Thoro-Kleen Inc. 302-856-2813 Henlopen Homes, LLC 302-854-6700 Education Adams Kemp Associates Inc. 302-856-6699 Delmarva Christian High School 302-856-4040 Axiom Engineering 302-855-0810 Delaware State University 302-856-5397 Cabe Associates, Inc. 302-674-9280 Delaware Technical & Community College 302-855-5996 Davis Bowen & Friedel Inc. 302-424-1441 The Jefferson School 302-856-3300 Duffield Associates Inc. 302-854-0100 Sussex Tech Adult Division 302-856-9035 George William Stephens, Jr. & Associates 302-856-4990 The Sussex Technical School District 302-856-2542 Green Stone Engineering, LLC 302-854-9450 University of Delaware 302-855-1621 John B. Roach Engineering, LLC 302-856-4912 Wilmington University 302-856-5780 Kecher Engineering, Inc. 302-854-9062 Willow Construction LLC 302-858-5050 Education-Non-Profit Macintosh Engineering 302-448-2000 Counseling Services Parent Information Center of Delaware 302-856-9880 Arbor Counseling Center 302-245-1620 Inspection Agency John L. Briggs & Company 302-856-7033 Melvin L. Joseph Construction Co. 302-856-7396 Rays Home Improvements 302-258-6930 Swift Construction Co. Inc. 302-855-1011 Tyndallâ€™s Construction LLC 302-841-3448 Walls Builders 302-856-2551 Whayland Company, Inc. 302-875-5445 Counseling Center at Fellowship Health Resources 302-855-1066 County Government Sussex County 302-855-7742 First State Inspection Agency Inc. 302-856-3517 Electrical Services B & M Electric 302-855-9496 Dawson & Bedsworth Electrical, Inc. 302-854-0210 Morris & Ritchie Associates Inc. 302-855-5734 Ten Bears Environmental LLC 302-684-5080 Entertainment Foot Light Productions, Inc. 302-645-7220 Peninsula Bluegrass Inc. 302-875-3708 georgetowncoc.com 47 Sky Brady DJ 302-856-9519 Key Advisors Group 302-645-4530 Entertainment-Non Profit Classical Music Merrill Lynch 302-227-5132 Coastal Concerts, Inc. 888-212-6458 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney David Humes 302-644-6617 Food Processing Equipment Jarboe Equipment 302-855-7988 Foster Care Pressley Ridge 302-854-9782 Entertainment-Non Profit Theater Arts Peninsula Financial Group 302-856-9778 Funeral Services The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation The Freeman Stage 302-436-3015 Service General Corporation 302-856-3500 Parsell Dodd & Carey Funeral Services 302-856-2880 Fire Companies Short Funeral Services Inc. 302-856-6884 Georgetown Fire Co. Inc. 302-856-7700 Furniture Sales Florist Besche Furniture 302-856-6365 Milton Development Corp/Milton Theatre 302-684-3400 Possum Point Players 302-856-3460 Event Facility The Cordrey Center 302-682-9080 Financial Services Benson Financial Group, LLC 302-629-7629 Edward Jones Investments 302-856-3083 Givens Flowers & Gifts 302-856-9174 Food Processing JG Townsend Frozen Foods 302-856-2525 Perdue Farms Inc. 302-855-5563 Townsends Inc. 302-855-7104 J efferson, U rian, D oane & S terner, P.A. CPAs and Consultants in business since 1977 Payless Furniture 302-934-1665 Garage Doors Clark & Sons Inc. 302-856-3372 Garden Shop & Nursery East Coast Garden Center 302-945-5853 Kings Farms Nursery & Garden Center 410-682-2992 Plant Retrievers Wholesale Nursery 302-337-9833 Gas Company Jerryâ€™s Blue Flame Gas Service, Inc. 302-856-0998 Schagrin Gas Co. 302-644-7700 Sharp Energy Inc. 302-856-6648 Tri-Gas & Oil Co. Inc. 302-856-6300 General Merchandise Whether itâ€™s business or personal... Our service can make a difference in Y our future. B usiness valuations... P lanning your future income needs... H elping computerize your accounting records... L ike-kind exchanges... T rust tax accounting... E state tax accounting Georgetown, Ocean View & Dover, Delaware Visit our website: @juds.com to view our offices and staff or to find more information about our firm call 302-856-3900 48 georgetowncoc.com Walmart 302-854-9454 Gift Shops Red Barn Country Store 302-855-9768 Golf & Country Clubs Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club 302-539-1446 Sussex Pines Country Club 302-856-6283 Southern Delaware Physical Therapy 302-854-9600 Still Insurance Agency 302-734-4448 Grocery & Markets Tidewater Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation 302-856-2446 Investigations El Mercado Market 302-856-6081 Fresh Pride 302-856-1424 Hair & Beauty Services CKâ€™s Hair Port LTD 302-645-2246 Vivianâ€™s Style Salon & Spa 302-645-9444 Health & Fitness Flex World Fitness 302-856-7771 Heating & Air Conditioning A & A Companies 302-436-4800 After Hours Heating & Air 302-945-3310 B. Walls & Sons, Inc. 302-856-4045 Coastal Services of Delmarva, LLC 302-856-6706 First Class Heating & A/C & Fireplaces 302-934-8900 World Gym-Millsboro 302-933-0722 Home Builder Health Care Kersey Homes, Inc. 302-934-8434 Amedisys Home Health Care of Georgetown 302-855-0310 Hospitals/Medical Services Atlantic Chiropractic 302-422-3100 Barnes Healthcare, Inc. 302-253-8273 Christiana Care VNA 302-698-4383 Delaware Hospice, Inc. 302-856-7717 Bayhealth Medical Center 302-744-7012 Atlantic Bureau of Investigations 302-270-4589 Jewelry & Fine Gifts Chardon Jewelry Ltd. 302-856-7202 Kennel & Pet Spa Happy Tails Pet Retreat 302-856-7900 Landscape & Hardscape Jakor Enterprises, LLC 302-855-3445 Landscape & Lawn Care Services Givens Flowers Lawn Care 302-856-1711 Greentop Lawn & Landscaping Services, LLC 302-856-6690 Lawn & Garden Supplies K & L Sales 302-856-7975 Beebe Medical Center 302-645-3221 Lawn Equipment Nanticoke Health Services 302-629-6611 David A. Banks, Inc. 302-856-3579 Peninsula Regional Medical Center 410-543-7253 Legal Services Bruce A. Rogers PA 302-856-7161 Generations Home Health Care 302-856-7774 Industrial Cleaning Solutions & Supplies Health Care & Nutrition Services Progressive Systems, Inc. 302-732-3321 Nemours Health & Prevention Services 302-444-9239 Insulation Health Care-Chiropractic Delmarva Insulation Co. 302-854-0344 Davis Chiropractic 302-856-6466 Insurance Ellis & Szabo, LLP 302-855-9505 Health Care-Physical Therapy Brittingham & Williams, LLC 302-934-9235 Fuqua & Yori PA 302-856-7777 Insurance Market 302-856-2513 Griffin & Hackett PA 302-856-9066 M Insurance & Benefit Services LLC 302-732-6655 Haller & Hudson 302-856-4525 State Farm Insurance 302-856-7724 Harold WT Purnell II 302-858-5151 Dynamic Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehab 302-856-7462 Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center 302-856-7364 Pro Physical Therapy 302-297-0700 Chasanov & Schaeffer 302-856-6162 David W. Baker PA 302-856-7714 Dean A. Campbell 302-854-9750 georgetowncoc.com 49 Manufacturing Law Office of Kim DeBonte 302-856-7570 D & B Products 302-855-0585 Moore & Rutt P.A. 302-856-9568 Kruger Trailers Inc. 302-856-2577 Paul G. Enterline 302-856-9585 Marketing & Public Relations Schab & Barnett P.A 302-856-9024 Dean Designs 302-542-9550 Sergovic & Carmean, P.A. 302-841-6065 Hook PR Group 302-858-5055 Smith, Feinberg, McCartny & Berl, LLP 302-855-0551 Medical Gases & Equipment Stumpf, Vickers & Sandy 302-856-3561 Techgas 302-856-4111 Medical Services The Betts Law Firm, P.A. 302-856-7755 Tunnell & Raysor P.A. 302-856-7313 Wilson Halbrook & Bayard 302-856-0015 Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor 302-856-3571 Library Georgetown Public Library 302-856-7958 Sussex Medical Aesthetics 302-856-3009 Medical Services Laboratory Quest Diagnostics 302-856-6403 Medical Services-Dialysis FMC Mid Sussex 302-854-0230 Medical Services-Eye Care Sussex Eye Center 302-856-2020 DC Medical Services LLC 302-855-0915 Medical Services-Imaging Family Health of Georgetown 302-856-4092 Papastavros’ Associates Medical Imaging LLC 302-644-2590 Georgetown Family Medicine 302-856-2254 Medical Supplies & Equipment Georgetown Medical Associates 302-856-3737 Respiratory Therapy Equip, Inc. 302-684-0478 Your on-site Computer Specia li serving Sussex st & Kent Counties L INDEL Computers Sales ~ Service ~ Repairs Same day service & tech support! 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Prompt Professional Reasonable Rates 20 Years Experience Comprehensive Services for Area Businesses Company References available Work Physicals (DOT/School Bus/Post Job Offer) Student Physicals (School/Camp/Sports) Drug & Alcohol Testing/DOT Consortium Hearing & Pulmonary Tests • Injury/Illness Care (Work or Personal) TB Screening/Vaccinations • Safety & Health Training Annette Hall-Barnes Family Nurse Practitioner Brenda Cameron Office Manager Convenient Location On Rt. 113 N, between Rt. 9 & Rt. 404 21305 Berlin Road, Unit 2, Georgetown, DE 19947 302-253-8273 Contact us to discuss your needs! w w w. b a r n e s h c . n e t 52 georgetowncoc.com Wilgus Associates Inc. 302-855-0500 Recording Studios Mid South Audio 302-856-6993 Records Management & Storage Lifestyle Document Management, Inc. 302-856-6387 Refuse Collection/Recycling Melvin L. 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P. Croll & Son Inc. 302-856-6177 Sports & Recreation Delaware District III Little League 302-856-2340 Delmarva Shorebirds 410-219-3113 Georgetown Little League 302-856-2156 Wedding Rings and Other Precious Things Engagement & wedding rings • Certified diamonds Colored gemstones • Cultured pearls • Gold & silver Designer watches • Custom designs CHARDON LTD. Fine Jewelry & Gifts 30 The Circle Chardonltd.com GeorGeTown 302.856.7202 10-6 M-F • 10-4 Sat. Pizza Palace 302-856-7555 Subway 302-856-6100 The Brick Restaurant & Tavern 302-856-1836 Retail Property Rentals Georgetown Plaza 302-369-8895 Homemade Fare • Fresh Fish • Imaginative Specials Monday ~ Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. 226 Main Street, Downtown Millsboro 302.934.5160 georgetowncoc.com 53 Sussex Central Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading 302-856-2340 Sports & Recreation Facility Sports at the Beach 302-856-7400 Storage & Moving Georgetown Self Storage & U-Haul 302-855-9800 Swimming Pool Service Television Stations Transportation WBOC & FOX 21 410-749-1111 Mears Transportation 302-856-6611 WMDT-47 410-742-4747 Transportation Management Assoc. of DE 302-658-9001 WRDE TV my RTV 9 888-956-7999 Thrift Store God’s Way Thrift Store III 302-856-7375 Tourism Colony Pool Service 302-856-9571 Telephone/Internet/Television Service Providers Southern Delaware Tourism 302-856-1818 Towing & Wrecker Service Comcast Cablevision of Delmarva 302-672-5942 Joe’s Towing, Inc. 302-381-3870 Verizon Delaware 302-576-5343 Ray’s Wrecker Service/Lynch’s Towing 302-856-2130 Television Advertising Town Government Comcast Spotlight 302-541-5809 Town of Georgetown 302-856-7391 Trash Collection & Disposal Blue Hen Disposal, Inc. 302-362-2400 First State Disposal, Inc. 302-644-3885 Waste Management 302-854-5302 Travel Services Dream Vacations/Bethany Travel 302-933-0955 Tree Services Randy’s Tree Service 302-841-9394 Utilities Artesian Water Company Inc. 302-378-1838 Chesapeake Utilities Corp. 302-734-6797 Delmarva Power 302-934-3342 Let us help you find the answers Sussex Conservation District 302-856-3990 Tidewater Utilities, Inc. 302-734-7500 Washington Gas Energy Services 410-628-9437 VFW Post Georgetown-Ellendale VFW Post 2931 302-422-8333 Weapons & Training Background Investigations | Missing Persons | Infidelity Surveillance | Civil & Criminal Investigations | Polygraph GPS Tracking | Accident Reconstruction | Computer Forensics Child, Spousal & Elderly Abuse | Process Serving Extensive law enforcement and investigative experience www.atlanticbureauofinvestigations.com 302-644-0676 54 georgetowncoc.com United States Army Recruiting 302-856-7758 Web Site Development Fine Line Websites & IT Consulting 302-645-4549 Inclind Inc. 302-856-2802 Wireless Services & Telephone Sales Wireless Zone of Bridgeville 302-721-5900 We can each make a difference. 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