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News ANNIVERSARY - With this edition the Seaford Star begins its 15th year in business. We thank our subscribers and advertisers for their support. MOTHER’S DAY - See pages 35-38 for gift ideas. CLASSIC - Bobby Allison and Brooks Robinson are appearing at the Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. Page 15 SEAFORD COUNCIL - Peninsula Oil is awarded the contract for clean-up week. Page 4 BUSINESS - CAD cuts ribbon on new warehouse in Business Park. Page 6 HEROES - Providing a beacon of hope in the Hispanic community Page 8 VOLUNTEERS - Nanticoke Health Services honors its volunteers. Page 11 LEADERSHIP - Involvement, accessibility are keys for Rep. Dan Short. Page 44

Sports 100TH WIN - Seaford varsity boys’ tennis coach Phil Burtelle recorded his 100th career win. Page 24 STARS - A track and field athlete, a baseball player, and two softball players are this week’s Stars. Page 27 OPENING DAY - The Nanticoke and Woodbridge little leagues to hold opening day ceremonies Saturday. Seaford’s begin at 8 a.m. Woodbridge parade begins in Bridgeville at 10 a.m. See next week for full coverage.

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Explosion - The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an explosion that occurred on Monday, April 26, at 9:38 p.m. on the 31000 block of Dogwood Lane, Laurel. The Laurel Fire Department, assisted by the Delmar Fire Department and several surrounding fire department ambulances, responded to the scene. Upon arrival they encountered a single-family dwelling leveled by an explosion. The home was occupied by two adults and three children at the time. All residents were taken to area hospitals for treatment of various injuries. Damages have been estimated at $50,000. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the explosion. Photo by Tina Reaser

Police investigating murder of father of robbery suspect

By Tony E. Windsor

Laurel Police have made a second arrest in the recent “Craigslist” robberies and assaults which occurred in late March. In two incidents that occurred at Wexford Village, Laurel, victims were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint after they answered a classified ad regarding the sale of two used cars posted on the world wide website “Craigslist.” On Friday night, April 23, police responded to an anonymous tip that a suspect wanted in connection with the Craigslist robberies, Scott Thompson, of Laurel, was at a residence in the 700 block of Elm Street. According to Sgt. Derrick Callaway of the Laurel Police, officers responded to the home and arrested Thompson without incident. He was charged with

first degree robbery and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was jailed on a $90,000 cash bond. At the same time police were arresting Thompson in connection with the robberies, Delaware State Police considered him “a person of interest” in the murder of his father, Raymond Elzey, 40, of Laurel which occurred on Thursday, April 22 at about 8 p.m. According to state police, Elzey was found dead in his home in the 600-block of Eighth Street. Police initially labeled the incident a “suspicious death.” However, on Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Callaway confirmed that the man had died of a gunshot wound. He also confirmed that the victim is Thompson’s father and state police were questioning Thompson on Friday evening

after his arrest by Laurel Police. On Saturday afternoon Sgt. Walter Newman of the Delaware State Police, said there had been no charges filed in the incident. Laurel Police initially responded to the murder scene Friday evening, but turned the investigation over to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, according to Callaway. At the time of the Craigslist robberies at Wexford Village, Police also announced that they were seeking 18-year-old Katie Miller of Laurel as a second suspect. On April 8, Miller turned herself into police and was charged with firstdegree robbery, second-degree conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. Miller who is pregnant, was released on $21,000 secured bond.

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National Women’s Build Week project announced Sussex County Habitat for Humanity will celebrate National Women Build Week on May 1, as women from across Sussex County gather on Gibson Street in Laurel. The women will install blueboard installation designed to help Habitat achieve Energy Star certification for the twin townhome. National Women Build Week is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Since Women Build’s official creation in 1998, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,600 homes around the world. In 2009, volunteers helped build an additional 252 Women Build houses. One of those homes was constructed in Seaford by the 2009 Women Build team. National Women Build Week is Habitat’s signature Women Build event in the United States. Held each year during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, the weeklong event challenges women to devote at least one day to helping eliminate poverty housing. Women Build does not exclude men. It’s more of an explicit inclusion of women in a field where women don’t get much of a chance to explore, and many times the

experience opens doors to opportunities women may not have had before. Men are often involved in training projects and act in supportive roles or as subcontractors when needed. Sussex County women are encour-

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St. Jude’S Children’S reSearCh Bike-a-thon - riders line up at West Seaford elementary School Sunday, april 18, for the start of the 2010 St Jude’s Bike-a-thon. ron Breeding of Seaford (far right in the photo) has been holding this annual fundraiser for 23 years. ron’s goal is to raise $2,500 this year. anyone may still help him reach his goal by donating. Send checks payable to “St Jude’s Children hospital” and mail to: “Seaford kiwanis, Po Box 1017, Seaford, de 19973. Call Breeding at 629-3964 with questions. this fundraising effort, headed by Breeding, has averaged $1,600 in donations each year. riders in the front row are Bobby Clagg, Christian o’neal, andi davis, Cohen davis, robin ruark and Zackary Zalewski. in the back row are Bob o’Connell, Bill davis and harry Brake.

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Seaford Council awards contract to Peninsula Oil for May cleanup By Lynn R. Parks

Peninsula Oil in Blades will provide trash hauling services for the city of Seaford during clean-up week, May 10 – 14. The company submitted the lowest of four bids for the job. Peninsula will charge $79 per truckload of refuse that it takes to the landfill. Total cost will be about $18,600. Other bids were $89 per truck load (Kelley Transport), $125 (Allied Waste) and $155 (Waste Management). The city council voted to award the job to Peninsula Tuesday night during its regular meeting. It also voted to award a bid to provide energy-efficient streetlights to the city to Crystal Lighting Corp., based in California. The council approved the purchase of the induction lights in February. The purchase cost will be paid for with a $50,000 Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant, part of the federal economic stimulus package that was passed last year. Crystal’s bid, one of eight received, was for $289 per fixture, for a total of about $41,000. In February, city director of power Rick Garner told the council that all of the lights will be installed within three years. They will give off a whiter light than traditional streetlights give off, he said. Finally, the city awarded a bid to Meadville Land Service Inc., Meadville, Pa., for a shoreline stabilization project along the Nanticoke River. Meadville, with a price of $103,680, had the lowest of seven bids submitted for the project. Funding from this project will come from a $1.62 million state loan obtained in 2008 to pay for improvements to the sewer main that crosses Williams Pond and the sewer lift station on Norman Eskridge Highway. Voters gave the city permission to borrow the money in a referendum in May 2008. The shoreline stabilization project was included as part of the loan. Westview will get new lights Westview on the west edge of town will be the first community in Seaford to get new energy-efficient streetlights. The city is using a $50,000 federal grant to buy 140 induction streetlights to put up throughout the city. Sixty-four of

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those new lights will go in the Westview community. The community lost many of its streetlights during February’s snowstorms. City director of power Rick Garner told the city council Tuesday night that parts to fix the old lights are not available. Garner said that the community has temporary lights that were installed this week. Crews will start work soon on putting in new poles and wires and he expects that the new lights will be up within 60 days. The city council approved Garner’s request to use $20,500 from the electric reserve fund to pay for new poles, wires and hardware for the streetlights. Christmas parade planning Even though spring has barely sprung, members of the Downtown Seaford Association have already started planning for this year’s Christmas parade. Tuesday night, the Seaford City Council agreed to the association’s request that food vendors be allowed to set up booths during the parade. “This will be an expansion of the parade,” city manager Dolores Slatcher said. “I think that they are trying to generate a little more excitement about it.” This year’s parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, starting at 7 p.m. The theme is Christmas Around the World. The council also agreed to the association’s request that it be allowed to set up a stage in the parking lot next to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, to accommodate entertainment. And it agreed that in case of rain, the parade can be held Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Traditionally, parades that had to be postponed until Sunday were held at 2 p.m.

Railroad crossing repairs

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close Railroad Avenue between Wesley Church Road and Federalsburg Road in Bridgeville for railroad crossing improvements. The work will begin on Monday, May 3, and end on Saturday, May 8, weather permitting. The road will be open to emergency vehicles and local residents living within the project area.


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Blades hopes new police officers will start working full time in July By Cathy Shufelt

Ruth Skala, left, and Tom Connar, right, present a check for $3,500 to Karen Johnson, center, director of the Bridgeville Library. The money is being used to develop a teen area at the Library.

‘Rock for Books’ donation given Tom Connar, president of the Friends of the Bridgeville Library, and treasurer Ruth Skala, recently presented a $3,500 check to Karen Johnson, director of the Bridgeville Library. The money will be used to develop the teen area in the Library. The gift, which comes from proceeds raised during the recent “Rock for Books” fundraiser, matches a donation made by

the Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Commit­ tee. Shelving, new books and other materi­ als will be purchased for an area set aside at the library for youth. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library (FBL) consists of individuals who want to support the ongoing impact of the Bridge­ ville Library in the community. New members are always welcome.

During the Blades Town Council’s April meeting, Blades Police Commission­ er Earle Chaffinch Sr. announced that both police candidates from Blades completed their training at the Delaware State Police Academy and graduated April 9. Both officers will continue with their mandatory field training completing “ride alongs” with the state police, training at the 911 call center, and several weeks of on the job training in and around Blades. It is hoped that by July both officers will be on the job full time. Blades Mayor Michael Smith and Town Administrator Vikki Prettyman reported that the town is hoping to receive grant money from the Department of Energy to conduct an audit of the town’s plans for installing energy saving devices in and around the town’s office and maintenance buildings, Hardin Hall, etc. The town could receive up to $25,000 to pay for the audit that will examine the town’s grant proposals and how plans to install various energy saving items will benefit the town. After passing the audit, the town will then be allowed to apply for additional grant monies to pay for energy saving devices such as solar panels. The town could receive up to $30,000 in additional grant monies, and will be competing with other municipalities for over $6 million that the state has been awarded by the Department of Energy. The town is hoping to recover some,

if not all, of the costs incurred to remove snow during the February storms. Money would come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and/or the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. Mayor Smith reported he is work­ ing with other town administrators on a committee that is addressing the needs of citizens throughout the state in an effort to “improve the lives of Delawareans.” Initiatives will address the public transportation system in Sussex and handi­ capped accessibility throughout the state.

Trinity launches new division

Trinity Transport, Inc., a third­party lo­ gistics supplier of transportation solutions, has announced a new service division, Trinity Customized Logistics (TCL), to serve shippers in various industries from retail to manufacturing. TCL was initially launched in response to Trinity’s client freight management needs, and has been extended to prospec­ tive new customers in need of a more tail­ ored cost­savings approach. “Our shippers needed to find methods to improve their processes in order to re­ duce logistics costs to offset the downturn in the economy. Clients were looking for solutions, and by pairing our customized support approach with leading transporta­ tion management software, Trinity cre­ ated opportunities for operational savings between 10­30% of overhead expenses,” said Amy Proctor, director of logistics sales for TCL.

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Business CAD cuts ribbon on new warehouse in Business Park

With friends, family members, employees and city and county officials looking on, Evelio Velasquez proudly cut the ribbon on his new 10,000-square-foot facility at Seaford’s Ross Business Park, on Friday, April 16. The beautiful spring day was the culmination of a long and winding road for Velasquez, who worked for several years in Sussex County’s poultry industry before starting his own health care distributorship in 2003. His new, and much larger, warehouse will allow him to now expand that business. “This is a very special day for me and my family; I am very happy to open this new location,” says Velasquez, who is originally from the country of Guatemala. “This is my American dream. I came to this country, I worked hard and I’ve been able to build my own business.” Velasquez heard all about the American dream growing up in Central America, and he was willing to work as hard as necessary to make his hopes and dreams a reality. He’s done just that; it hasn’t always been easy, but today Velasquez stands as a shining example in the Hispanic community, and all of Delaware, of what can be done with a solid vision and a lot of hard work. “This country is beautiful and it affords a lot of opportunities for people who want to work hard,” said a beaming Velasquez, who is a United States citizen, moments after cutting the ribbon on his new facility. “If we focus on what we want to do, and we work very hard, we can reach our goals.” More than 1,800 businesses in the mid-Atlantic region sell the vitamins and cosmetics Central American Distributor (CAD) imports from Latin America. To meet the needs of a growing customer base, Velasquez needed more room that his former warehouse in the western Sussex County town of Blades afforded him. He turned to the Whayland Co., a Laurel-based general contracting and construction management services company, to make his dream of a state-of-the-art warehouse a reality. “This is obviously a proud day for Evelio, but it’s also a proud day for us at the Whayland Co.,” says Bob Wheatley, president of Whayland. “Evelio had a dream, he

worked tirelessly to accomplish that dream and he allowed us to help him achieve it. We couldn’t be happier for Evelio, and for the city of Seaford, for this beautiful new facility.” Seaford’s Ross Business Park was created several years ago as a way to draw more business to the western Sussex County city, which still boasts the largest yearround population in Sussex County. It’s been an economic boon to Seaford in what can best be described as the “postDuPont” era in western Sussex County. “I think this will add a lot to the city of Seaford. They are good people and they run an extremely good business,” says Seaford Mayor Ed Butler. “I think this was a dream that Evelio realized, one that we often take for granted. Evelio feels like he’s blessed to be here and he’s excited to be here. And I’m excited to have him in Seaford.”

Whayland to build headquarters

Peninsula Poultry Equipment Co. has announced the construction of a new stateof-the-art headquarters building in Laurel, to be completed by year’s end by the Whayland Co. Peninsula Poultry’s former headquarters was one of several buildings that suffered extensive roof damage as a result of recent winter storms in Sussex County. Construction will begin this summer, with a ribbon cutting tentatively scheduled for late 2010. Peninsula Poultry’s new 10,000-squarefoot headquarters will include office space, a showroom and plenty of warehouse and storage space.

From left, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler, Whayland Co., President Bob Wheatley, Central American Distributor owner Evelio Velasquez and Sussex County Councilman Mike Vincent cut the ribbon on the new CAD facility on Friday, April 16. The new 10,000-square-foot warehouse is located in the Ross Business Park in Seaford.

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Providing a beacon of hope in the Hispanic community By James Diehl


urrounding Israel Figueroa’s desk at Iglesia de Dios Maranatha near Concord are scores of picturesque lighthouses, each one sending out a sublime message that the native of Puerto Rico uses in his everyday life. The lighthouse is a perfect symbol for this self-made beacon of hope in the Hispanic community of western Sussex County. It is his symbol, his motif, the message he likes to send to his congregation. “For me, a lighthouse means a light through the darkness and also a hope for people who may feel like they are lost or in danger,” says Figueroa, who relocated to the United States a week before Christmas in 1996. “Sometimes, there may be only one lighthouse in a big sea, but maybe someone can identify with that and know that there is someone here who can help them.” If you’re a member of the Latino community and you live west of U.S. 113, there’s likely no one better to turn to than Figueroa, a man who’s been through many of the same challenges and overcome many of the same obstacles as the people he’s trying to help. Iglesia de Dios Maranatha is actually the fourth ministry Figueroa has played a vital role in, the fourth different country where he has spread his message of goodwill and hope. It has been, by far, his most challenging as early language barriers and troubling financial obstacles led to difficult and faithtesting times. “When I came here, I felt so lost with the language. We learn English in Puerto Rico, but we don’t practice talking in English, so that was difficult,” he remembers. “But I had a call from God, so my wife and I made the decision to move here.” Moving to Sussex County at the request of friends in Georgetown, Figueroa had every intention of restarting his ministry immediately upon his arrival in Delaware. But the language barrier led to greater complications that he had envisioned, and his plans temporarily changed. The unexpected bump in the road led Figueroa to the Perdue poultry plant in Georgetown, where he had a chance to mingle with many of the people he would later help. “I really needed money at that time, so I started working at Perdue and I had a chance to see members of the community that I was going to be serving,” he recalls. “These were people who had big needs, people who came from their country to the United States looking for a better lifestyle and stronger opportunities in their lives.” Most members of the Hispanic community who work in Sussex County’s poultry plants hail from the country of Guatemala – Georgetown actually boasts a higher percentage of Guatemalan residents than any other place in the United States – and most of these workers live and work within just a few miles of the Sussex County seat. Which made Figueroa think – who was looking out for Hispanics in the western part of Sussex County? “It made me realize that almost no one was reaching out to the western side; I saw a need, so I decided to start my ministry in Seaford,” he says. “Then I began build-

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If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ ing friendships and contacts with all of these organizations and tried to help them either bring people from [western Sussex] to Georgetown or bring those resources to our facilities.” After his short stint at Perdue and during a longer one as a teller at Delaware National Bank, Figueroa began holding services out of a rented building on Stein Highway, across from the old Ames department store. Then in 2000, an opportunity presented itself, one that would change the direction of Iglesia de Dios Maranatha forever. It took $25,000, but two acres of land just north of Concord soon fell into the hands of Figueroa and his ministry. There was still a problem, however – it was October and the only building on the property was a run down old mobile home, certainly not suitable for holding church services. The solution – an old military tent that was acquired from a nearby church to hold services for what was supposed to be about a two-month time period. It lasted, instead, for two-and-a-half years, through summers and winters, heat waves and snowy Sundays. But it was his property, his services and his ministry – no matter where the actual sermon was given, it was a sermon nonetheless, and Figueroa was doing what he came to America to do. “All we had then was kerosene heat, and we used to call that tent a dragon because it would start making noises and there would be fire going,” Figueroa says with a grin. “But we never called it a tent; it was a sanctuary, a house of God, and the people took that very seriously.” That makeshift sanctuary could hold up to 100 people, but on most Sundays there were no more than a handful of worshippers present – the ministry had a long way to go, and it has come a long way since. But before the successes that would later come to Figueroa and his flock came a day of tribulation, a day of near tragedy. It happened on a stretch of Del. 9 near Georgetown, and it was a day that Figueroa would never forget – a day that again changed the course of his life in Sussex County. “I never knew until the day I had my accident that I had developed narcolepsy and sleep apnea,” says Figueroa, who was severely injured in a tragic car crash on May 14, 2001. “I was driving and I fell asleep, so I never realized that I was even having a car accident until the car stopped. People thought I was going to die because of the accident, but I’m still here, praise God.” After surviving head trauma, spinal complications and several months of physical therapy, Figueroa was back at work, with the help of his congregation.

Israel Figueroa came to the United States from Puerto Rico in 1996 and has run Iglesia de Dios Maranatha near Concord for many years, serving the Hispanic community in the western parts of Sussex County.

Many members of his flock contributed financially to him and his family during his recovery. Ever since, the Hispanic pastor has had to rely on others to get him where he needs to go – he has not driven a car since that day in 2001. Today, nearly 180 people attend regular services at Iglesia de Dios Maranatha, many of them families with children. But it took a special day a year after Figueroa’s car accident to build the ministry into what it is today. It was the day he received word that his church had been approved for a building loan; construction of his current sanctuary began soon after and was opened to the public on Thanksgiving Day 2002. “That was such a wonderful day; we were all crying and just so excited,” remembers Figueroa. “We just couldn’t believe our sanctuary was done. From that time, we started building a stronger relationship with many other parts of the community.” Partnerships with several county organizations followed soon after as Figueroa’s flock continued to grow with each passing month. Today, Iglesia de Dios Maranatha even boasts a wireless translation system

– sermons are given in Spanish, but can be translated immediately into English for non-Spanish speaking members of the congregation. There is a regular Sunday School service that’s taught in English only and Figueroa is hoping to start a bilingual service sometime in the future. While building a sanctuary and beginning a ministry was a big part of Figueroa’s American dream, it was far from his only goal when he set foot in Delaware nearly 14 years ago. Also on his agenda is founding a nursing home for Hispanic residents and starting a computer lab where Hispanic parents can at least learn enough about a computer to monitor their children’s activities on the Internet. In addition to the work he does with his church, Figueroa also serves on the board of directors for La Esperanza Community Center in Georgetown, he is a former member of the Habitat for Humanities board of directors, he serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs and serves on the board of directors for El Centro Cultural in Georgetown. He is also a chaplain for Nanticoke Continued to page 11

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Nemours, Sussex Coalition curb childhood obesity By Ronald MacArthur

A concentrated effort, spearheaded by Nemours Health & Prevention Services and the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, is helping to curb the rising tide of childhood obesity. “Childhood obesity is starting to level off in Sussex County,” said John Hollis of Seaford, Nemours director of community relations. “This is huge considering the trend in the country.” During the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled and adult rates have more than doubled. In 2006, about 37 percent of children in Delaware ages 2 to 17 were either overweight or obese, with the trend pointing upwards. However, a 2008 Nemours’ survey found that the prevalence of overweight and obese children had not significantly

Alliance 2010, part two

The Community Involvement Committee of The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce announces the second in a 3-part series aimed at bringing local business and citizens together for “Alliance 2010.” Meet a panel of experts and learn directly from local small business people as they share their stories of business development. Delmarva Digital owners will share how they grew their business as a full service application development company. Sharen Hagerty of Home-based Administrative Services will talk about what happened when she left the corporate ranks and started her own business. The event will take place on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Trinity Transport in Seaford. The event is open to the public but seating is limited. You will have an opportunity to interact with panel members during the course of the forum. And you will take home an online tool to help you decide if your passion can be translated into business success. To reserve your seat ($5 per person registration fee) which includes a light meal, contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 or email

changed since 2006. Results from the survey indicate that awareness of healthy eating and physical activity is growing in Delaware and especially in Sussex County, Hollis said. The Nemours program, launched in 2004, targets children where they spend time, including schools and child-care centers, in an attempt to change their behavior relating to eating and physical activity. The 5-2-1 Almost None program and community coalitions are two parts of the program. The 5-2-1 Almost None program promotes five servings of fruits and vegetables, no more than two hours of screen time, one hour of physical activity and almost no sugary drinks per day. Hollis, who spoke during the Tuesday, April 20 Sussex County Council meeting, said the initiative launched in Sussex County three years ago has paid huge dividends. “It’s the Sussex spirit and the Sussex way of doing things, and it wouldn’t have happened without the support of the county council,” he said. “There is a huge movement happening right now in Sussex County, and the coalition is key to that.” Hollis said more and more children spend too much time in front of a computer or TV screen and get limited physical activity. At the same time, children are eating fewer fresh foods and consume too much sugar and fat. He said all anyone has to do to understand the situation is to compare a first-grade classroom photograph from 1985 to 2005. “The difference will jump out at you,” he said. It’s Nemours and the coalition’s goal to reverse those trends to get children outside playing and eating well. Peggy Geisler, former director of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford who now heads the coalition, said it takes many partners to tackle the problem. The coalition has more than 40 partners and 238 members with one goal in mind – to improve children’s health. Partners cover a wide gamut from schools to social agencies to businesses and youth workers. “We have to bring all to the table to make change happen because social change is hard,” Geisler said. The coalition has planned community walks, handed out grants, provided health screenings to children and adults, set up a system of food distribution to more than 6,000 county residents, distributed more than 2,500 coats in winter, provided train-

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ings to youth workers and held more than 15 events throughout the county. The coalition has a Healthy Kids Day for fourth-graders each year at Trap Pond State Park and helps to coordinate Healthy Kids Day at the Delaware State Fair. The organization has planned a Shore Fun Camp at Cape Henlopen State Park June 21-26. Woodbridge School District has been selected as a model for the formation of a Farm to School program where students learn good eating habits by consuming local fresh foods. To support the coalition, the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club has established a healthy family aquatic and fitness center open to community members of all ages, said David Crimmins, club director and coalition president. The pool is open weekdays for community use. Phone 6283789 for more information. “We want to be where children live, play and learn,” Hollis said. The coalition and Nemours were able to get the General Assembly behind an initiative to allow for 150 minutes a week of physical activity in the Delaware classrooms. The number of participating

schools has grown from six to 84. “Children who are healthy score better on tests and behave better,” he said. Hollis said now is not the time to rest on the successes of the initiative. He is seeking participation by Nemours and the coalition in First Lady Michelle O’Bama’s Let’s Move! program. The program has four pillars including access to healthy food, increasing physical activity in schools and communities, providing healthier foods in schools and helping parents make good choices for themselves and their children. Hollis said the coalition’s efforts fit like a glove with the federal program. “There will be $10 billion spent over the next 10 years. Sussex County would be a good destination for some of that money,” he said. Helpful Info Information about the federal program: Information about Nemours: Information on the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition: phone 410-310-5969 or 236-2317.


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Police Journal Copper thefts continue

State troopers from Troop 7 responded to a residence in Frankford on Saturday, April 24, for an attempted robbery of the copper tubing/wiring from the homeowner’s irrigation system. This is the third report in recent weeks of the same type of theft in the Frankford area. Two additional copper thefts occurred on the same date one in Seaford and the other in Ellendale. The best prevention is to have homeowners and neighbors look out for one another. Should someone plan on having work done on their irrigation system, they should let their neighbors know so that one would expect workers on the property. This way, if an unfamiliar or unexpected subject is seen in the area pulling from an irrigation system, the police can be called. Tips regarding this type of crime can be submitted directly to any State Police Troop or via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333.

Dugout receives fines

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Three arrested for illegal gambling

On April 16, at 3:40 p.m., agents from the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (D.A.T.E.), with the help of the Delaware State Police and Seaford Police Department, simultaneously executed two search warrants at Payless Cigarette Outlet located at 1024 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford and Laurel Cigarette Outlet located at 30685 Sussex Hwy., Laurel. Before the execution of the search warrants, D.A.T.E. agents conducted a 6-month investigation for illegal gambling, during which agents received unauthorized cash pay-outs from illegal video gambling machines. During the search, D.A.T.E. agents confiscated seven video gambling machines and seized $3,819.24 in cash. Ashkkumar J. Patel, Dipti J. Patel and Ramesbhai C. Patel face charges of providing a premise for gambling, possession of a gambling device and third degree conspiracy.

Child injured in golf cart accident

At 11:36 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, troopers and emergency personnel were called to a private residence which is comprised of several acres along the unit block of Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. A 10-year-old girl who lives at this location was operating the family’s golf cart on the property. The girl’s little brother, a 6-year-old boy, was sitting on the back of the cart. The girl accidentally ran into a tree with the cart and the little boy was thrown forward striking his head. He was seriously injured and flown from the scene by State Police Helicopter to A.I. DuPont Hospital. He was last listed in critical but stable condition. This incident remains under investigation.

Man charged in road rage incident

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(victim) who advised he was following a motorist who had just intentionally rammed his silver Acura while driving on I-95 north of Route 141, New Castle. The caller was able to ascertain a description of the suspect vehicle, tag number as well as a description of the driver. RECOM had the victim pull over at a safe location on Route 273 and wait for a trooper. When the officer arrived, he learned that the victim was traveling southbound on the interstate when a Dodge Ram pick up was tailgating him. The operator of the Dodge started honking his horn in an attempt to get the victim to move out of his way. Traffic was very heavy and the victim said he had nowhere to go. The suspect vehicle then pulled up alongside the victim’s driver’s side. The operator of the Dodge started swerving at the victim and eventually sideswiped his car. The victim described the act as intentional. The Dodge then fled the scene westbound on Route 273. The trooper responded to the home of the registered owner of the Dodge and positively identified the operator of the pick up as Thomas Kinsler Jr. A check of the Dodge, which was parked outside, yielded damage to the truck consistent with the crash on I-95. A computer check also revealed Kinsler was wanted by Delaware Courts for failing to appear for trial. He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 for processing. Thomas Kinsler was formally charged

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with the following misdemeanor offenses: reckless driving and criminal mischief. He was also charged with the following traffic offenses: reckless driving and following a motor vehicle too closely. He was arraigned on his current charges as well as his pending capiases. Kinsler was released after posting a $100 cash bond and a $1,125 unsecured bond.

Robbery at Laurel Pizza King

On April 24 at 10 p.m., Laurel Police responded to the Pizza King on North Central Avenue in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Officers learned that two black males entered the store and demanded money. Both suspects were armed with firearms. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot. Both suspects are described as black males between 5’6” and 5’8”. The first suspect was wearing dark colored pants and a dark jacket with white piping on the collar and sleeves. He also had on a dark colored ski mask and was armed with a long gun. The second suspect was wearing a dark colored jacket and pants. He was also wearing some type of Halloween mask and was armed with a long gun. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at You may remain anonymous. Gas prices continued to hold steady for the second straight week. After holding steady at an 18-month high of $2.86 a gallon, the national average price for regular grade gasoline dropped a penny to start the weekend at $2.85 a gallon. Current prices are 79 cents higher than a year ago, and $1.26 less than July 2008. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil began the week drifting down toward the $80/barrel mark on the heels of the surprise allegations of fraud made against Goldman Sachs by the SEC at the end of last week. Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.789 to $2.849 a gallon. The high is the same as week ago, the low one cent higher.

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Nanticoke Health Services honors its volunteers By Lynn R. Parks

To the tunes “Thank-You for Being a Friend” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” Nanticoke Health Services thanked its volunteers last week. One after the other, quotes from employees in all NHS departments, from the intensive care unit to LifeCare at Lofland Park, the administrative department to the nursery, flashed on a screen in time with the music. “It would be an extreme hardship to do without our volunteers,” workers from day surgery said. “We love our volunteers and are very thankful for them,” added employees with the medical recovery unit. “Thank-you from all of us to all of you!” the presentation concluded. The annual NHS volunteer appreciation and recognition dinner was held last Thursday at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Awards were handed out to the volunteers with at least 5,000 accumulated hours and with more than 500 hours this year. Gloria Burton had the most volunteer hours this year, with 852. Sally Higgins is top overall volunteer, with an accumulated

15,729 hours. Nanticoke CEO and president, Steve Rose, told the group that medicine is undergoing drastic changes. “We’ve been talking about health care reform, insurance reform and now reforming the reform,” he said. “We have great new technologies and wonderful new medicines. But there is one thing constant: We all do it from the heart. That has not changed about health care and thank God for that.” Rose told the volunteers that they are essential to the workings of the hospital and associated facilities. “You have an impact on what we do every day,” he added. “You are helping people and you are touching the lives of our patients.” Entertainment was provided by the Amazing Justini (Justin Kostelac, Salisbury, Md.) He made scarves disappear, turned a plastic egg into a real one and did several card tricks. For his last trick, he called Burton to the stage and asked her to sit on a playing card from one deck. With another deck, he eliminated card after card, often calling on Burton to toss cards into a basket, until the only one left was the six of diamonds. When Burton stood up, she saw that the card she had

been sitting on was also a six of Dorothy Nichols, 782; Roslyn 13,011; Dorothy Nichols, 9,184; diamonds. Ryan, 739; Gloria Bargonetti, Lois Ewing, 8,077; Nancy CookBefore calling Burton to the 701; Elvira Maniglia, 684; Betty Marsh, 7,079; Rebecca Kripaitis, stage, Justini asked for a volBevans, 677; Sharon Mears, 7,039; Donald Ewing, 6,855; unteer from the audience. “I’ve 590; Sally Higgins, 578; Marie Roslyn Ryan, 6,585; Betty Bevnever been in a room and asked Sweeney, 539; Marian Kesler, ans, 6,046; Charles Burlingame, for a volunteer when literally, 523; Ethel Ellingsworth, 505; and 5,992; Francis Fisher, 5,870; everybody in the room is a volun- Dot Dixon, 502. Ruth Sneller, 5,545; Phyllis Hanteer,” he joked. Volunteers who have accuson, 5,175; Nancy Brown, 5,132; In addition to Burton, volunmulated 5,000 hours or more are, Marian Kelser, 5,100, Charlotte teers who have put in 500 hours in addition to Higgins, Beatrice Cannon, 5,008; and Sharon or more in the past year are: Derickson, 15,615; Dot Dixon, Mears, 10CSDB_04ADV_6x10MRNGSTR_0408_00328 (Seaford Star & Laurel Star)5,001. 6”w X 10”H

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quite successful on all fronts. “Sussex County is like a paradise to me and I enjoy reaching out to people here,” he says. “I love the character of the people here and I am glad for the opportunity to have my ministry here. I am very happy here; I love it.” Figueroa lives in Seaford with his wife, Luz Rivera, and his 10-year-old daughter, Lizbeth. The couple also has a grown son, Jonathan, who today is 24 years old. To learn more about Iglesia de Dios Maranatha, visit www. or visit the church at 24620 German Road near Concord.

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The most decadent, delicious and beautiful cake Recently, the 2010 winners of the International Association of oretta norr Cooking Professionals (IACP) awards were announced. These awards are always highly anticipated and the winners are either already superstars in their respective fields or the most exciting newcomers in the culinary world. Rose Levy Berenbaum is in the former category. She’s a baking legend who’s been called “the diva of desserts.” Her first book, “The She declares the result to be an exceptionCake Bible” published in 1988, is a best ally moist cake. seller in its 45th printing. The biggest surprise of all - it contains There soon followed books on cookies, no butter or oil! bread and chocolate, among others - all award recipients. Generous in sharing her Whipped Cream Cake expertise, Berenbaum offers answers, adServes: 8 to 10 vice and recipes on her website, Real BakBaking Time: 25 to 35 minutes ing with Rose. (Note: ingredients are given by volume Her latest book, Rose’s Heavenly and weight) Cakes, is described as “a comprehensive Batter Ingredients guide to creating delicious, decadent, 2 1/2 cups cake flour or bleached alland spectacularly beautiful cakes“. It is purpose flour, sifted the 2010 grand prize winner of the IACP 2 teaspoons baking powder Cookbook of the Year. 3/4 teaspoons salt Interestingly, one of the recipes in her 1 1/2 cups heavy cream award-winner is for a whipped cream 3 large eggs, at room temperature (1/2 cake sent to her by a restaurateur from cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons) Delaware, Anthony Stella. Berenbaum per1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract formed a slight makeover, decreasing the 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar and baking powder and increasing sugar the amount of salt and the overall yield.



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“A Healthy Family Affair” HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Sponsored by: Nanticoke Health Services In Partnership with: Atlanta Road Alliance Church

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HEALTH IS YOUR FAMILY’S Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Lab employee, Jacquelyn Fisher, performs glucose testing on Pedro Valerio during Nanticoke Memorial’s recent cholesterol screening event.

NMH Health Symposium May 1 A health symposium will be held on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Atlanta Road Alliance Church, located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is hosting this “A Healthy Family Affair” health symposium in partnership with Atlanta Road Alliance Church. More than 30 healthcare areas will be offering free information and education, along with free health screenings for cholesterol, glucose, prostate and more. In addition, free blood pressure checks will be offered. There will be health information and interactive displays on heart risk factors, stroke awareness, summer safety, healthy eating, sleep disorders, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and much more. The lipid profile test requires a 12-hour

fasting and reads the HDL, LDL and triglyceride blood levels. Coach Yoast from the movie “Remember the Titans” will be onsite for autographs. Mason Moyer from Laurel will hold demonstrations on cup stacking. The Timoneers from the Nemours 5-2-1 program will be greeting children who will enjoy many fun activities including a moon bounce, jump rope, hula-hoop and hopscotch. The first 200 participants will receive a Nanticoke Health Services cooler filled with healthy treats. The health symposium is free and is open to everyone. For more information, visit, email, or call 629-6611, ext. 8944.

Harrison Senior Living to expand Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown, a family owned and operated community which has served Sussex County for over 25 years, is expanding. The current facility can serve 109 residents. Due to the increasing population in Sussex County, the company has received approval from the Delaware Health Resources Board to increase capacity to 139 and add a rehabilitation suite to accommodate outpatient services. Groundbreaking should be held some time this spring. The expansion project includes a new Portico grand entrance to permit easy access to the facility and protection from the elements. The Sussex unit is specifically designed for residents with memory support needs. The plan calls for the addition of 14 beds to the dementia/Alzheimer’s unit. The addition includes 1,500 square feet for a large activities room, which will lead out to a large secured courtyard with walking paths, raised gardens and a covered porch. The Kent unit will be expanded with eight additional beds to accommodate long term residents. The existing large rehabilitation area will be renovated to provide additional activity and lounge areas for the

residents of this unit. A new rehabilitation services wing of approximately 9,500 square feet is also planned. The wing will include eight new private and eight semi-private suites. The wing has an ADL suite (activities of daily living) including a bedroom, toileting, bathing, cooking and laundry facilities to prepare residents for their return home. The gymnasium will include state of the art equipment and is designed to accommodate outpatient physical, speech and occupational therapy. For more information, visit

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Daniel and Ashley Warfield of Delmar welcomed Zoe Lynne, their first child, into the world on Oct. 25, 2009. She was born at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, weighing 9 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 in. long. Her maternal grandparents are John and Lynnae Rittenhouse of Seaford and her paternal grandparents are Rob and Amye Smouse of Bridgeville.

Ensign Joseph Patrick Reagan Milo and Caitlin Elizabeth McPartland were married on Jan. 30, 2010, at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. The wedding took place as snow began to fall, marking the first of the heavy snows of the season. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McPartland of New London, Pa. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Connor of Rehoboth Beach, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry McPartland of Seaford. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg C. Milo of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Reagan (formerly of Laurel) and Dr. and Mrs. George Milo (formerly of Columbus, Ohio), all of Jacksonville. The Nuptial Mass was performed by Father Raymond Forester at two o’clock in the afternoon. He was assisted in the ceremony by the grandfathers who gave Bible readings, and the grandmothers who brought the Communion gifts to the altar. Music was provided during the ceremony by Brian Poole and The Shaw Strings. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white organza-over-satin gown, featur-

ing embroidery at the bodice and skirting, beading, crystal accents and matching cap sleeves. The gathered skirt fell into a semi-cathedral length train. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses wrapped in satin ribbon. Maid of Honor was Melissa McPartland, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Erin Shannahan of Springfield, Va., cousin of the bride; Claire Guenthner of Lynchburg, Va.; Jessica Wray of McKenny, Va.; Lauren Mattson of Glen Allen, Va.; and Lura Harrell of DeWitt, Va. All wore floor-length dresses of royal blue, and carried bouquets of pink and white roses. The groom wore his Navy dress uniform and was served by Best Man David Bass of Atlanta, Ga. Groomsmen were ENS John Beinert of Bellrose Village, N.Y.; 2nd LT Trevor Miller of Harvard, Mass.; ENS Nick Friedewald of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; ENS Matthew Fischer of Groton, Conn.; and ENS Nick Miller of Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Junior groomsmen were Connor McPartland, brother of the bride, and Colin Milo, brother of the groom. Flower girl was Jackie Reagan and ring bearer was Jimmy Reagan, both cousins of the groom from Herndon, Va.

Following the ceremony, a sword ceremony was performed by the groom’s classmates to welcome the new Mrs. Milo to the Navy. The wedding reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club, where guests dined and danced to music provided by The David Christopher Orchestra. The couple was feted at a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, the preceding evening at the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach. The bride is a 2009 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in history, and graduated summa cum laude. She will attend Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, beginning in the fall semester. The groom is a 2004 graduate of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, and a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. ENS Milo completed advanced nuclear propulsion training, and is assigned to a submarine at Kings Bay, Ga. Following the ceremony, the couple honeymooned in St. Thomas. The couple makes their home in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

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Community Bulletin Board Celebrity Golf Classic

NASCAR legend Bobby Allison and Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson will be two of the top sports celebrities appearing at the Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. The annual fundraiser will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. Allison joins four-time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, as one of the headliners. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

Applebee’s in Seaford is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program on Saturday, May 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $6 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Glenn Phillips Sr., program assistant of DAPI – Empowering Youth for a Bright Future, at 629-7790 ext 317 or 236-0321.

Relay for Life benefit concert

Randy Lee Ashcraft will hold a Benefit Concert for Relay for Life “Journey of Hope on the Nanticoke Team” on Sunday, May 2 from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Seaford Elks Lodge. Cost is $10 at the door. Food will be sold by the Elks Lodge. For more information, call Jenn at 629-6611, ext. 2731.

DCHS Legacy Classic Golf Tourney

The 2010 Delmarva Christian High School Legacy Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 29, at The Rookery Golf Club. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Event format: four-person scramble. Funds raised through the Legacy Classic provide money for student scholarships and other school activities. Enjoy a great day of golf, goodie bag, polo shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, golf package prizes for low gross and low net scores. For more information, contact Jeff Bell at 841-7276.

Class of 1965 need addresses

The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is planning their 45th reunion on 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.

AARP Annual Picnic

AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will have their annual “fun in the sun” day outing at Soroptimist Park in Seaford, across from the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information and to register, call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519. Deadline to register is May 6.

Spring Fair at SCA

Seaford Christian Academy is hosting a Spring Fair on Friday, April 30, from 3 to 7 p.m. Activities include a petting zoo, a barrel train ride, games, face painting, and a moon bounce. Bring your family for dinner and enjoy homemade french fries, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and homemade desserts. During the fair, SCA will have an open house. Meet the teachers and visit the classrooms. Science Fair projects will be on display, along with a book fair and academic and musical activities. Seaford Christian Academy is dedicated to providing an excellent, Christcentered education, and is fully accredited by ACSI and Middle States. Enrollment is currently underway. Call 629-7161 or go to for further information.

Soup & sandwich give away

Come join us for a free give-a-way on May 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish House in Seaford. Delicious soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served and clothes of all sizes that have been gently used will be available. This event is sponsored by the women of the Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark). If you have any questions, please call the church office at 628-1020.

Classic car & motorcycle show

The 5th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be held on May 8, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bethel Worship Center, 2 miles south of the Blades Royal Farms, next to the Ark Church on Rt. 13. There will be lots of fun for everyone. Registration is $10, from 8 – 10 a.m. Top 12 plaques for cars and top 12 plaques for bikes will be given out as well as dash plaques for the first 50 people. There will be breakfast sandwiches all morning as well as chicken, ribs, hotdogs,

and drinks. Also, check out the bake sale and flower sale. Rain date is May 15. For more info contact Joe Lecates at 858-2445 or Robert Ferrell at 372-9376.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic

There will be a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 22, 8 – 10 a.m., at the Seaford Fire Station, rain or shine. Leashes and carriers are required. Dr. Mike Metzler of Four Paws is the attending veterinarian. Cost will be $13 rabies, $10 distemper/parvo shots. Cash only. The clinic is sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc.

Homeless Cat Helpers

Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc., a nonprofit feline rescue organization will be at the Seaford District Library on Monday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. to answer questions about feline rescue resources. They will also give out information about affordable spay/neuter clinics available and no-kill kitten placements. Homeless Cat Helpers is a non-profit, 501(c)3, all-volunteer, no-kill cat rescue organization whose mission is preventing procreating and averting euthanasia. For more info visit www.homelesscathelpers.

Safe Boating Classes

Wayne Hickman has been teaching Safe Boating for 29 years for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the State of Delaware. Come and take a boating class, have fun and learn about the safe operation of boating and personal watercraft. Remember anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, must have successfully completed a boating course. This is an eight-hour course. The first half will be Monday, May 3, and the second half will be on Thursday, May 6. The classes will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. For further info, call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337. The cost is $10. As always, it is free to NRYC members.

Yard Sale

Seaford Church of the Nazarene on Route 13 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 8 from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast and baked goods will be available. Tables are $10 and spaces are $7. To reserve a spot and/or table, call 337-7162.

Dinner and a movie

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Seaford Library

• “Baby Bookworms,” an infant story time, is Monday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or visit • “Toddler Tales,” a toddler story time, is Tuesday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or visit • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is working with IHOP to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md., IHOP locations and return the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11, at 6 p.m. • “Splash Around for Lost Treasure in the Library” on Wednesday, May 12, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the library. Fun for families and children of all ages. Hunt through the library for funny, unique and intriguing items and win some cool prizes! • Teen Advisory Board meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 17. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit • Teen Manga/Anime Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. The club is open to teens ages 12 to seniors in high school. • “Family Movie Afternoon” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, for

MORNING STAR • APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2010 families and children of all ages. Bring a pillow and a blanket. Plus get a sneak preview of the Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash!” The movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524.

AARP Annual Picnic

AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will have their “kick off for summer fun” picnic at the Soroptomist Park pavilion in Seaford, across from the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road, on Thursday, May 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 plus a covered dish. Hot dogs, chicken and refreshments will be provided by the chapter. Last day to register is May 6. Contact Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.

Book/Plant/Yard/Bake Sale

The Friends of the Seaford Library annual Book/Plant/Yard/and Bake Sale is from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 8, at the Seaford District Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext. Use the door at the north end of the building. Rain or shine. If you have items or plants to donate, they may be left any time starting May 3. Plants will be cared for until the sale. No clothing accepted. Proceeds will help fund educational programs. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.

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N.R.Y.C.-Blades Yard Sale

The Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades, is holding a yard sale on May 8 with a rain date of May 15. Tables are $10 ea. Call 875-7143 for table reservations.

SHS Class of 2012 BBQ

Seaford High School’s Class of 2012 will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Home Team Realty on Stein Highway in Seaford. The BBQ is to raise money for next year’s prom. Pre-orders or drive up will be available. Cost is $7 per chicken dinner. For more information, call Leigh Ann Tull or Kedra Lineweaver at 6294587.

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.

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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 or call 629-9173.

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Troop 90 Benefit Dance

The parents of Boy Scouts Troop 90 in Laurel are having a benefit dance on Friday, May 7, from 8 p.m. to midnght, at the Laurel Fire Hall to raise money for a new trailer. Cost is $10 at the door. The current trailer is no longer safe for travel outside of the local area. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new, larger trailer to carry camping equipment. The goal is to purchase and equip the trailer before a June camping trip to Lehigh Valley for white water rafting. There will be light snacks, a silent auction and music by The Jones Boys.

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AARP Refresher Driving Course

AARP will be offering a Refresher Driving Course on May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurel Senior Center. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course, call 875-2536.

Annual Art and History Tour

The Laurel Historical Society will host three activities during the 4th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 22, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church located at 600 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. The first offering is a limited-seating bus tour of Laurel cemeteries, which are currently being documented as part of the society’s ongoing cemetery transcription project. Tickets for the 90 minute van tour are $10 each and will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the Society sales table at the festival. Festival doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The non-stop bus tour will be held at 11 a.m. and repeated again at 1 p.m. Also that day, art objects and photographic prints by former Laurel residents Charles Palmer and Reid Williamson will be for sale at the society headquarters, The Cook House (502 E. Fourth St.) and The Studley House (600 E. 6th St.). Admission to the art sale is $6 at each house or $10 for both sites. Finally, the society will host a book signing and sales for its latest volume in the cemetery series at the festival from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and again on Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cook House. This second book will cover the cemeteries within the town limits and will complement the previously published Odd Fellow Cemetery book, both of which will be for sale at the festival. For more information, email or call 8751344 and leave a message.

Strawberry Festival at Hen House

The Hen House, located at 11465 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, will be having a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a car show, Moon Bounce, strawberry picking, free homemade strawberry ice cream (while it lasts), and the Delaware State Police will be there to do fingerprinting and ID-ing from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Book and bake sale Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring its annual prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 each or may be obtained at no charge from one of the many area corporate table sponsors. This annual event features a full buffet breakfast, prayer, fellowship, music and an inspirational message. All area churches and Woodbridge School District residents are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Call George Hardesty at 337-7070 for details.

Bridgeville Library meeting

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library’s May monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room at the Bridgeville Public Library. Special guest Kathy Graybeal, administrative librarian from the Delaware Division of Libraries, will discuss our “Focus on the Future.” Plan to attend and bring your ideas to enhance the services and programming of our wonderful new facility. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 337-3678.

Community-wide yard sale

The Town of Bridgeville will hold a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m. until ?. There will be lots of bargains throughout the town.

Geranium Sale

The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a geranium sale on Saturday, May 8, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the Delmar Fire House. Cost is $6 each. The sale will benefit

The Delmar Library’s Spring Book and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, May 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be sold by the Delmar Kiwanis Club. In addition, yard sale space is available on Saturday for $10. Call the library at 846-9894 to reserve a space. Bring your own table. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delmar Library and all proceeds go towards new programs and materials to benefit library users. The Delmar Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 8, from 8 to 11 a.m., to benefit the ladies auxiliary. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrapple, eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. For more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2335.

Sandwich sale in Delmar

The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, will be hosting a sandwich sale on May 8 from 9 a.m. Included will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, cheesesteak subs, hamburgers and hot dogs. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road (3 mi. north of the Md./ Del. state line). For more information, call the church at 875-7824.

Basket Bingo for Relay for Life

The Mothers Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will have its annual Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 6, at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Food, raffles, silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 will be available. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will sell baked goods. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call Terry at 410-896-3195. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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CHEER’s 36th anniversary

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Patriotic Coloring Contest

The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood is sponsoring a Loyalty Day Patriotic Coloring Contest at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Liz Byers-Jiron’s house located at 12385 Sussex Highway in Greenwood (near Peggy’s Family Restaurant). There will be two coloring contests one for grades K-2, and one for grades 3-5. Coloring pages will be given that day to contestants. You must bring your own crayons or colored pencils. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded on site that afternoon. First prize is $35, 2nd prize is $25 and 3rd prize is $15. For more information, contact President Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in May.

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Older American’s open house

You are cordially invited to the Greenwood CHEER Center for an Older American’s Open House on Friday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In celebration of Older American’s Month, the lunch donation will be $1 for this event. There will be light refreshments, games and door prizes. RSVP by calling 349-5237. 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. A visually impaired patron can now have the opportunity to read any book from the library in the comfort of their own home. The magnifier, which is similar to an oversized computer mouse, is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of a user’s hand. 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.

Wellness Wednesday

Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? On Wednesday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., the consumer health librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics.

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The Kiwais Club of Delmar will hold their annual prayer breakfast at Camelot Hall, St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 101 State Street, on Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will deliver the message. Music will be provided by the Gospel Choir from Union United Methodist Chuch. For further information contact Jack Lynch at 410-896-9067 or Pete Overbaugh at 410-896-3725.

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on Saturday, May 29, to see the Yankees vs. the Cleveland Indians. Call 875-2823 for ticket information.

Eat at IHOP to help the library

Sight & Sound Trip

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 AARP trips

June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. - Solve a murder mystery while having dinner on a train. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast the next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens before time on your own. Mid afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before some free time. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A day trip to Norfolk for lunch on the Spirit Of Norfolk and play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge & Smoky Mountains, 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. Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show. A performance at the Country Tonite with entertainment of humor, dancing and singing. Also a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. Note that after a certain date if we do not have enough people signed up we will have to cancel the trip to get our deposit returned or lose it. 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. All meals are on your own. There will be a fast food stop on the way back. Food is available at the zoo. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Trip to Yankee Stadium

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The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motorcoach trip to see Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph’s epic story of character and forgiveness. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

AARP trip to Chicago

AARP #915’s trip to Wisconsin Dells/ Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts; accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

Sea Purls meeting

The “Sea Purls” Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 5. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For more information, call Diane at 228-0235.

H.A.P.P.E.N. to meet May 13

The Members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed will be traffic, the Hearns Pond Dam and U.N.O.I. Mill, and the upcoming community yard sale. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome. For more information call 745-3293.

Safe Boating Class

Wayne Hickman has been teaching Safe Boating for 29 years for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the State of Delaware. Come and take a boating class, have fun and learn about the safe operation of boating and personal water craft. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1978 must have successfully completed a boating course. This is an 8-hour course. The first half will be Monday, May 3, and the second half will be Thursday, May 6. The classes will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 6296337. The cost is $10

Young Republicans meeting

The Sussex County Young Republicans will have their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, at the law offices of Tunnell & Raysor, LLP (30 E. Pine St., Georgetown). All young Americans ages 13 to 29 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 875-7384.

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.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each 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.

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.

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.

DSTA Golf Classic

The 2010 DSTA (Del. State Troopers Assoc.) Golf Classic sponsored by Jack Lingo Realtors is accepting registrations for its May 20 tournament, held at the

Jack Nicklaus signature Bayside Resort Golf Club in Fenwick Island. Fee is $700 per foursome with all proceeds benefiting law enforcement for Special Olympics Delaware. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.

Delaware Grange schedule

Sunday, May 2 - State Grange Worship Service, 2:30 p.m., in the church at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown 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.

Adult Plus+ offers art courses

Develop or improve your artistic skills with courses offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Discover how to sketch what you see in Basic Drawing Skills on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., May 12 to June 16. Participants will receive great tips and techniques to capture the moment. Novice to intermediate artists can receive informal instruction in Portrait Workshop on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m., May 13-June 17. Learn the keys to successful watercolor painting in a relaxed setting on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, May 13-June 17. 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 8565618.


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

Saturday Morning Breakfast

The Community League of Federalsburg is holding a Saturday Morning Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, May 1, from 7 to 10:30 a.m., at 3439 Laurel Grove Road in Federalsburg, Md. Cost is $6 and the menu includes meat, potatoes, applesauce, bread, coffee and orange juice. Eat in or carry-out. For more information, call 410-754999

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


MORNING STAR • APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2010 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. The Hole-In-One prize is a 2010 Mercedes C300W, sponsored by I. G. Burton, Milford. Prizes will also be given for top 3 gross and net, longest drive and closest to the pin. A dinner and live auction will be held at 6 p.m., after the tournament in the banquet room of the country club. Cost is $25 (cost for players is included in the registration fee). A cash bar will be available. For more information, contact Georgeann White at 302236-1955, 302-934-9797 or

‘Meet and Greet’

Delaware citizens are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” with Kevin Wade, candidate for U.S. Congress. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at Manor House at Sussex East, located on Route 9 between Cool Springs Road and Five Points in Lewes. Tickets are $25 per person. This is a catered event with a variety of food for everyone. For more information, visit www.wadefordelaware. com or contact Don Ayotte at 344-4433 or Toni Rogers at 8417680.

Family Bike Rally is May 1

Trap Pond Partners will host its 7th Annual “Get in Gear” Family Bike Rally on Saturday, May 1. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The bike rally officially starts at 10 a.m. with a “big bang” from partner, Fred Johnson’s toy cannon collection. The ride will start and finish at Cypress Point, which is accessed through the main campground entrance off Goose Nest Road. Come for a fun filled day at a

family friendly price of $5 per rider or $20 per family. Each rider receives a free collectible t-shirt and one raffle ticket. Door prizes will include two bicycles and a weekend cabin rental, group pontoon boat tour, along with many other items and gift certificates donated by local businesses and organizations. Local entertainer, Tony Windsor, who is a good friend to the park, will provide music for the event. Hot dogs, chips, beverages and baked goods will be available for purchase. Along with the ride, other activities include horseshoes, volleyball and a nature scavenger hunt. To register or for more information on the Bike Rally, visit or call Betty Grossmann at 8755088.

State Police Auction

The Delaware State Police will hold their annual auction on Saturday, May 1, at headquarters on Route 13 in Dover. Preview begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the sale at 9 a.m. sharp. Items include diamond jewelry; Rolex, Movado and Tag Hauer watches; Barry Bonds signed baseball and bat; Pete Rose signed bat; 50-piece Cambridge silverware set; Ibenez left-handed guitar; Bose DVD home theatre system; video jukebox; power washer; air compressor; power nailers; Concrete Cutter TJ 400; scooters; TV’s from 7” to 62”; other electronics, jewelry, small appliances, tools, bicycles and miscellaneous items. No firearms or vehicles will be sold. Cash or check only and all sales are final.

Museum hosts silent auction World War II and military buffs will appreciate the treasures to be had at a silent auction offered by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum in Dover, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21.

Assistance for wetland restoration

Aviation related items such as original artwork and signed prints on canvas will be featured along with the chance to get rides in warbirds and vintage aircraft. There will also be golf clubs, getaway weekends, collections and genuine antiques. Steve Kogler, wine master from Teller Wines, will be hosting a complimentary wine tasting while the museum furnishes hors d’oeuvres and other beverages. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. To order tickets, call 677-5939. If you have a unique item to donate for the auction, contact Don Sloan at 302-678-8111 or visit the AMC Museum located at 1301 Heritage Road, just off route 9 on the south end of Dover Air Force Base. For more information, visit

Annual rocket launch

DASEF’s 14th high altitude rocket launch is Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cape Henlopen Park in Lewes. Rockets designed and constructed by K-12 Delaware students will be launched all day. Outdoor/tent event will feature displays, launches of canister, bottle, single stage, advanced plus kite demonstrations and the De Tech Terry Campus Balloon launch. Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. All events are rain or shine. For more information, visit, call 302-8341978 or email dasef.outpost@

Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email to

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of funding to restore, enhance, protect and manage habitat for migratory birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife through the Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP). WREP is a voluntary conservation program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that works through partnership agreements with states, nongovernmental organizations and tribes. “America’s wetlands play crucial roles in providing habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and plants and in sustaining healthy ecosystems,” said Vilsack. “The wetland restoration and enhancement actions made possible through WREP will maximize wildlife habitat values, water quality and improve the overall environment.” At least $25 million will be available through WREP to eligible partners, who may submit proposals to their NRCS state office. Proposals may be submitted for individual projects, watershedwide, or a larger geographic area. All proposals must be received no later than the close of business Monday, May 24. Proposals will not be accepted by fax, email or through the website. For more information, visit to view a copy of the national request for proposals published in the Federal Register. For information about other NRCS conservation programs, visit

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Church Bulletins Free soup and sandwiches

New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 8750727.

Eunice Wright in live recording

Crossroad Christian Church is featuring Eunice Wright in a live recording on Friday, April 30. Doors open at 6 p.m., recording begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $10. VIP tickets, which includes preferred seating and a copy of the CD when released, are $20. Tickets are available at the Mustard Seed in Milford or the Gospel Shoppe in Salisbury. The church is located on 4867 N. DuPont Highway, in Dover. For more information contact Joyful Noyze Entertainment at 302-241-5015.

County to host Prayer Breakfast

Tickets are on sale for the 33rd annual Sussex County Prayer Breakfast, to be held Tuesday, May 11, with the Rev. John W. Hobbs as this year’s featured guest speaker. An ordained United Methodist minister, Pastor Hobbs, of Wilmington, N.C, is president and evangelist of Maranatha Ministries Unlimited. He travels extensively across the United States preaching about the power of faith ‘with an emphasis on the wholeness of man.’ Pastor Hobbs is no stranger to Sussex

County, though, having served as senior pastor at Epworth Fellowship Church near Laurel during the 1980’s. He has been instrumental in establishing new churches and worldwide ministries, work that continues today. Pastor Hobbs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina, and a Master’s of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Joining Rev. Hobbs as this year’s musical entertainment will be Kevin Short, Ed Shockley and John Thompson of ‘The Reminders,’ a local band that plays an eclectic mix of original and familiar gospel music. This year’s breakfast is once again hosted by the Sussex County Council. Again this year, former County Councilman Dale R. Dukes is volunteering his time to coordinate the breakfast. The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. on May 11 inside the Delmarva Christian High School auditorium, U.S. 9 and Airport Road, in Georgetown. Tickets are $15 per person, or $110 per table of eight, and will be available on a firstcome-first-served basis. For tickets or more information, call 855-7743.

Paul Wilbur performs

Worship4Him will present Paul Wilbur, praise and worship leader, on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church. The church is located at 20684 State Forest Road in Georgetown. Tickets are available online only at The cost is $20 general

admission, $30 Gold Circle. Children 12 and under are free with a ticket. For questions or information, call 443-523-4095. Doors open one hour prior to the concert. Please do not contact the church.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church

Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together. Each month features a different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration is free. No drop-offs. For details, call 629-5600 or visit

Weekly Bible Study

A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. The Pastor is Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

National Day of Prayer

The 59th Annual National Day of Prayer will take place at 7 p.m. on Thurs-

day, May 6, at Grace-n-Mercy Ministries, located at 9590 Nanticoke Business Park, Greenwood. The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will sponsor the program. This year’s theme is “Prayer for Such a Time as This.” Many local participants will present prayers for the nation and the community and a free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact President Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Healing Rain Gathering

Pastor John Stephens of Christian Community Church will share his testimony on how the Lord raised him from the dead and the many healing miracles that have taken place in his life and ministry at the “Healing Rain Gathering” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Hickory Ridge Community Church, Greenwood. For more information, call 349-5139.

Special events at Macedonia

Macedonia A.M.E. Church presents its annual Steward and Stewardess Day on Sunday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. Guest will be the Rev. Dr. James Foster and the choir and congregation of Antioch A.M.E. Church in Frankford. The annual Lay Day is Sunday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. Guest will be the Rev. Ellis B. Louden and the choir and congregation of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Dover.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

A church you can relate to

1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m.


200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.

Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Christian Church of Seaford

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

(302) 875-3644

Centenary UMC

Christ Evangelistic Church

The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call



Centrally located at

14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM



543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

Obituaries Richard D. Livingston, 88

Richard Donnan Livingston passed away early Sunday, April 18, 2010, near his home in Seaford. Richard was born in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 28, 1921, as the only child of Larry and Clare Livingston. He spent much of his early childhood in Wilmington and graduated from PS duPont High School. He went on to receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees in meLivingston chanical engineering from Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering. On Dec. 25, 1943, he married Shirley Stickney and left two days later to serve in the Navy. He was stationed in the Philippines for two years during World War II, where he was part of a mechanical crew that repaired and rebuilt airplane engines. After he returned from the service, he started a career with DuPont that would span over 36 years. He started at the Yerkes plant in Buffalo, N.Y. and moved to Seaford in 1953, where he worked at the DuPont Nylon Plant until 1982. He was recognized globally within DuPont as an expert in nylon polymer manufacturing and received seven patents associated with the nylon manufacturing process. He was honored by DuPont in 2006 when they created/dedicated a conference room in his name in Singapore to recognize his technical contributions around polymer manufacturing. He had a passion for sailing dating back to early childhood. He earned a college letter as part of

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor

WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.

the sailing team at Dartmouth in 1941 and often sailed on the Chesapeake Bay and the Sassafras River as an adult. His boat was the overall winner in an International Folkboat racing series held in Oxford, Md. in 1976. He was an accomplished artist, a master woodcrafter and model railroad enthusiast. He has several pen and ink drawings on display as well as a room in the basement of his home dedicated to model trains complete with mountains and bridges as seen in a typical old West town. There are several pieces of fine furniture that he built currently on display in his home. One of the more striking pieces he built is a large grandfather clock that stands in the foyer. He served on the Seaford Board of Education for 10 years as president of the school board. He was a dedicated member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Seaford Golf and Country Club for over 60 years. He volunteered as an umpire for the Seaford Little League and chaperoned camping trips with Boy Scout Troop 182. He had a strong belief in his Savior Jesus Christ and is now present with the Lord God Almighty. Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley of 66 years; daughter, Sue Manlove and husband Larry (Seaford); son, Bill and wife, Debbie (Middletown); daughter-in-law, Marianne (Virginia Beach); eight grandchildren, Chad, Lance, Justin, Jody, Joanna, Billy, Danny and Angela; and five great-grandchildren, Alana, Myla, Lily, Shelby and Levi. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard D. Livingston Jr. in 2001. Memorial services were held on

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:

9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)

Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church


Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140

A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi

26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.


Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery

Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes



PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE

302-629-8434 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”


532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.



11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13



315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service

COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE

(302) 629-5222 • Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet

United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED


Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel


Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458


Messiah’s Vineyard Church

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”

Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm



Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Regular Service. . . . . . .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)



Sunday, April 18, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to go to Mt. Olivet UMC, 315 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Mary Frances Litchford Bennett Smith, 79

Mary Frances Litchford Bennett Smith passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, at Genesis Healthcare in Seaford. Mary was born in Richmond, Va., and attended school there before moving briefly to Federalsburg, Md., and then to Seaford, where she graduated in 1948. She worked several years at Burton Brothers, Inc. in Seaford; Benjamin’s of Salisbury, Md., and eventually returned to Burton Brothers, retiring in 1999. Mary, who was an avid reader, had many other hobbies, including working puzzles. She enjoyed cooking and, during her earlier years while living in Mardela Springs, Md., she was active in the community by volunteering and preparing food for church dinners and other functions. She also loved to crochet and spent many hours making lovely afghans for


family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 10 years, Jerry L. Smith of Seaford; three children and their spouses, son, Hollis Bennett of Peach Tree Acres, Harbeson, son, John Bennett and wife Linda of Laurel and daughter, Ann Bennett Moore and husband Don of Severn, Md.; three stepchildren, J. Keith Smith and wife Helene of Harleysville, Pa., Donya Smith of Seaford and Marie Carter of Dover. Also surviving Mary are a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Dr. Matthew and Kristi Rubino of Middletown; a grandson, Michael Bennett of Dover, N.H.; three brothers, J. Herbert Litchford Jr. of Seaford, Wayne Litchford and his wife Diane of Delmar, and James Litchford of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; nine step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, John Herbert and Grace E. Litchford, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Litchford. The funeral was held on Monday, April 26, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Harbeson C. Wheatley, 85

Harbeson Calvin Wheatley of Seaford, died Monday, April 21, 2010, at Genesis Elder Care. Born in Bridgeville, he was the son of the late Lida Hickman and Arthur

What Must I Do to Be Saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9

Sidney Wheatley. He was a self employed mason. Calvin was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Virgil Wilson Post 4961 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seaford, where he ran bingo for many years, and was also a member of Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion. He is survived by a son, Bruce C. Wheatley and wife Patricia of Kenner, La.; and two grandchildren, Alex and Cullen. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Steele Wheatley, who died in February; two brothers, Donald and Warren Wheatley; and three sisters, Bessie Hastings, Elsie Parker and Ruth Ann Wooten. The funeral was held on Monday, April 26, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. The Rev. Roland E. Tice officiated. A committal service was held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary West Wilson, 83

Mary West Wilson of Laurel, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Lifecare at Lofland Park in Seaford. She was born in Seaford on April 13, 1926, a daughter of the late Oscar D. West and Olta West Wilson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall West, and a sister, Beatrice Williams. Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of Seaford High School and Beacom College in Wilmington. She retired as a secretary from the E. I. DuPont Co. in Seaford after 38 years of dedicated service. She was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church and later was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. Mary is survived by her loving husband, George Wilson, of Laurel; a stepson, Kenneth Wilson and wife Sue of Severn, Md.; and a stepdaughter, Carol D. Cottman and husband James, of Wilmington. She is also survived by her niece and nephews, Gail Fooks and husband Rodney of Laurel, Kirk Williams and wife Nancy of Richmond, Ky., and Brad Williams and wife Jayne of New Ellenton, S.C.; her grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Kathy Wilson, Charles Wilson (Ashley), Hannah Conner (Brian), and Clayton Cottman; great-grandchildren, Lilliana and Izabella; great-nieces and nephews, Brian Fooks (Nicole), David Fooks, Kevin Fooks, Theresa Dunn, Alisa Williams, Joshua Williams, and Sarah GreenHosey (Drew); and their children, Sasha, Derek, Caden, Zarah, Billy, Nevada and Frances. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 14, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. The Rev. Fred Duncan offici-

ated. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be sent in Mary Wilson’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, New Castle, DE 19720 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Isabell S. Huffman, 77

Isabell S. Huffman of Laurel, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bayhealth at Milford Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Blades, a daughter of the late Samuel and Laura Powell Smart. Isabell worked for over 19 years as a seamstress for Walkers Shirt Factory in Blades. She also worked 13 years cleaning her church until her health failed. Huffman She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Delmar for over 32 years, where she enjoyed helping in the nursery for many years. Her church and her Bible were her life. She cherished special times spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, John C. Huffman; six children, Charles C. Wheatley and his wife Mary Ann of Delmar, Thomas A. Wheatley and his wife Monica of Delmar, Wanda J. Vilone and her husband Angelo of Delmar, James R. Wheatley of Laurel, Roland R. Wheatley Sr. of Seaford and Kevin L. Wheatley Sr. of Bridgeville; a stepdaughter, Linda Faye Jones and her husband, David of Millsboro; three brothers, Bill Smart of Seaford, Kenneth Smart of Laurel and Robert Smart of Richmond, Va.; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 step grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra L. Billings and a brother, John Smart. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, at Faith Baptist Church in Delmar, where family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. The Rev. Ken Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at Melsons Cemetery in Delmar. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Faith Baptist Church, 1207 E. State St., Delmar, MD 21875. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh. com.

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Kitty’s Flowers celebrates three generations, 60 years By Lynn R. Parks

More than 60 years ago, Kitty Dennis of Salisbury dreamed about opening a flower shop. Not that Kitty knew about flowers, or even had a talent with arranging them, said her daughter, Penny Bradford. “She was just an excellent businesswoman,” Bradford said. “She thought that it would work.” Kitty believed that it would be best to have the shop near what was then Peninsula General Hospital, in a pie-shaped building that housed a bookstore. There was a drugstore nearby, Bradford said, where she and her mother used to stop to buy a newspaper and treats from the soda counter. “My mother always said that the area would be a perfect place for a flower shop, because then people would have something to buy to take to people in the hospital other than dusting powder,” Bradford added. Kitty’s dream came true. She opened Kitty’s Flowers March 1, 1950. This March, her business, which now has three shops and is run by Bradford and Kitty’s two grandchildren, celebrated its 60th year. “What sets us apart is the quality of our service and of our flowers,” said Robin Gravenor, Bradford’s daughter and manager of Kitty’s Flowers’ newest store in Laurel. “We strive to make sure that we have only the best flowers from the best farms.” “Our goal is to exceed your expecta-

Artisans, vendors are needed

Seaford Heritage Weekend, May 29-30, at the Governor Ross Plantation, is sponsored by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the Seaford Historical Society. From the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, through the Little Miss Pageants on Sunday afternoon, the free event is jam-packed with entertainment, living history skirmishes and activities, demonstrators, mansion tours (for a fee), crafters and exhibitors. We are still seeking food vendors and crafters, as well as period style artisans who can demonstrate and sell their items. An estimated 5,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s festivities. For more information, contact Paula Gunson at the Seaford Chamber office at 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC.

tions, from the time you walk in the door and we greet you until the time that we deliver your flowers,” added Bradford. Kitty Dennis opened her first store on South Division Street. The shop was there for 47 years, then moved to its current Salisbury location at 733 S. Salisbury Blvd. It is managed by Bradford’s son, Wayne. The second Kitty’s Flowers was opened in 2000 in Ocean Pines, Md., at the South Gate shopping center. It is operated by Donna Ward Bradford, Wayne’s wife and a native of Laurel. The most recent store, at 204 Delaware Ave., Laurel, was opened in February 2009. Gravenor said that business at the Laurel store is brisker than they thought it would be. “This store has exceeded our expectations,” she added. “We have been very well received and the Laurel people have been very good to us.” The Salisbury store is the hub of Kitty’s, Gravenor said. The company’s designers, six full-time, plus a couple part-time, work there, designing Kitty’s arrangements and putting them together. The Ocean Pines and Laurel stores have some arrangements on hand and in case of a special order, can usually get an arrangement delivered from the Salisbury store within a couple of hours. In addition to flower arrangements, Kitty’s also sells snack baskets, with chips, cookies, and even delicious chocolates and balloons.

Mother’s Day May 9th

Enter to win an HDTV

For every donation made to Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County in April, donors will be entered into a drawing for a 42-inch flat panel HDTV. Goodwill accepts donations of gently used adult and children’s clothing, books and movies, furniture or household goods, in addition to used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats on trailers and RV’s. All of the donated items are sold by Goodwill and the proceeds are used to fund Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and placement programs for people with barriers to self-sufficiency. The household items and clothing are sold in Goodwill’s 15 retail stores. For a listing of rules or to find a map to all of Goodwill’s donation locations and retail stores, visit




Toll Free 800-252-8897

204 Delaware Ave. Next to Towne Pkg. Store Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm, Sat. 9am - 1pm


Penny Bradford, left, and her daughter, Robin Gravenor, stand in the Kitty’s Flowers store in Laurel. The store, which opened in February 2009, is one of three stores owned by Kitty’s Flowers, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

The flower shops are also gift shops. The Laurel store, for example, carries purses, jewelry, greeting cards and candles. Gravenor said that another store is not out of the question for Kitty’s. “If the opportunity presents itself, we might take it,” she said.

In any case, Bradford said, she is very proud of the business that her mother started and that subsequent generations have carried on. “It is unusual for any business to go for three generations,” she said. “Most don’t make it that far. We have, and I am very proud of that fact.”

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Seaford varsity baseball team unable to complete comeback in loss to Laurel By Mike McClure

Seaford senior Tim Halter serves during his first singles match as head coach Phil Burtelle looks on last Friday in Seaford. With the Blue Jays’ win over Cape Henlopen, Burtelle recorded his 100th career win as the team’s coach. Photo by Mike McClure

Blue Jays win seventh match, Phil Burtelle records 100th win as coach By Mike McClure

The Seaford varsity boys’ tennis team blanked Cape Henlopen, 5-0, last Friday in Seaford to give head coach Phil Burtelle his 100th career win. With the victory the Blue Jays advanced to 7-1. “It (100th win) feels real good. It means a lot of hard work paid off,” said Burtelle. “I’m proud of the boys. They’re the ones that got me 100 wins. It’s a good group of young men.” Burtelle, who is in his 10th year as the Blue Jays’ coach, calls this year’s team one of the best teams he’s ever coached because it is strong in all areas.

The Laurel varsity baseball team hosted Seaford last Tuesday in a battle of young teams looking for their first conference win of the season. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held off a late charge by the Blue Jays for a 7-3 win to move to 1-5 in the conference and 2-7 overall while Seaford fell to 0-5, 0-6. Laurel senior Chris Cutsail notched a pair of strikeouts in the top of the first inning. The Bulldogs got on the board in the bottom of the inning as Caine Collins reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on an RBI single by Kegan Yossick. Cutsail struck out two more batters in the second and the Bulldogs put six runs on the board in the bottom of the second to take a 7-0 lead. Chase Gordy reached first on an error, moved to third on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a single by Zach Toadvine; Cutsail singled in Zach Whaley (fielder’s choice) and Toadvine and scored on a single by Collins, and Zach Lynch singled in Collins and Paul Elliott (single). Seaford threatened in the top of the fourth inning when Eddie Hicks and Danny Wheatley drew leadoff walks and Jamil Moore dropped down a bunt single Continued on page 25

Seaford pitcher Ryan Shockley comes home with a pitch during his team’s 7-3 loss to Laurel. Shockley tripled and drove in two for the Blue Jays. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford fell to 6-1 earlier in the week following a narrow, 3-2, loss to Dover. The Blue Jays are still in contention for the Henlopen Conference title. Seaford hosts Caesar Rodney, which is 1-1 against Dover this year, in a key match up next Monday. “It’s always a big match,” Burtelle added. On Friday, singles players Tim Halter, Ethan Lee, and Phillip DeMott and doubles players Cory Darden and Tyrek Camper and Zak Parks picked up wins over the Vikings to help their coach reach the milestone. Halter won, 6-1, 6-1 in Continued on page 28

SAFE AT THE PLATE- Woodbridge senior Micah Idler eludes the tag by the Caesar Rodney catcher for his team’s second run during last week’s game in Bridgeville. See story on page 25. Photo by Mike McClure

LADY RAIDERS- Woodbridge hurler Danielle Griffin delivers a pitch during the Raiders’ home loss to Caesar Rodney last week. Photo by Mike McClure



The Blue Jays’ Eddie Hicks beats the tag by Laurel third baseman Zach Whaley during last week’s varsity baseball game in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

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The Raiders’ Jordan Lewis slugged a solo home run for one of his two hits in last Thursday’s 7-2 loss to Caesar Rodney. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge baseball tops Lake Forest, loses to Caesar Rodney The Woodbridge varsity baseball team earned a 13-3 home win over Lake Forest last Tuesday. Trevor Wescott went 4-4 with a double, home run, and three RBIs; C.J. Pleasants was 2-4 with a double and two RBIs; Jordan Vazquez had two hits including an RBI double; T.J. Jefferson batted 2-3 with a double; and Trez’mon Kane-Grant tripled for the Raiders. Pleasants (4-2) also picked up the win, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings. The Raiders fell to the Caesar Rodney Riders, 7-2, in a home contest on Thursday. Jordan Lewis hit a solo home run to give Woodbridge a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Micah Idler reached first and second on an error, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sac fly by Eric Willey to make a one run game. CR scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the 7-2 win. Trevor Wescott went 2-3 with a double and Lewis was 2-3 with the home run in the loss. Woodbridge baseball team edges Cape Henlopen, 3-2- The Woodbridge varsity baseball team handed Cape Henlopen a 3-2 loss last Saturday as Trevor Wescott scored the game-winning run on a Viking error in the bottom of the eighth. C.J. Pleasants allowed two runs on four hits and singled in a run, Jordan Lewis doubled, and Eric Willey went 2-3 with an RBI.

to load the bases. Cutsail was able to get out of the inning with a shutout intact with a strikeout, fly out, and ground out. In the fifth, Ryan Shockley helped his own cause with a triple to score Jordan Stanley (first on error) and Anthony Johnston (single). Colby Daye came on for Cutsail and allowed an RBI single to Hicks and a single to Wheatley before striking out a pair and getting a pop out to end the inning (7-3). Daye worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning before getting some help from his defense in the final inning. Shockley was hit by a pitch and Hicks singled, but shortstop Bryce Bristow was in the right place at the right time for the 6-3 double play on a ground ball up the middle. Daye got the final batter to pop out to Elliott to seal the 7-3 win. Cutsail allowed three runs on four hits and stuck out six in four innings while

Daye worked three innings and gave up no runs and three hits while striking out three. Cutsail had a hit, a run, and two RBIs; Collins added a hit, two runs, and an RBI; Elliott chipped in with a hit and run; Yossick was 1-3 with an RBI; Lynch went 2-3 with two RBIs; Toadvine batted 1-2 with a run and an RBI. For Seaford, Hicks went 2-3 with an RBI; Shockley tripled and drove in a pair; Anthony Johnston had a hit and a run; and Wheatley, Moore, and Alex Moul each had a hit. Seaford varsity baseball team falls to Smyrna- The Seaford varsity baseball team lost to Smyrna, 15-7, last Friday in Seaford. Eddie Hicks went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs, Ryan Shockley was 1-3 with three runs, Jeff Akins and Jordan Stanley each had a hit and a run, and Anthony Johnston scored a pair of runs for the Blue Jays.

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Male Co-Athlete of the WeekTrevor Wescott- Woodbridge Woodbridge’s Trevor Wescott went 4-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs in his team’s win over Lake Forest last Tuesday. Wescott also went 2-3 with a double against Caesar Rodney on Thursday and scored the game-winning run against Cape Henlopen.

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekDanielle Griffin- Woodbridge High Male Co-Athlete of the WeekVincent Glover- Seaford Seaford senior Vincent Glover placed first in the 100 meter run and long jump and was part of the winning 400 meter relay team during last Tuesday’s tri-meet against Cape Henlopen and Polytech.



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Woodbridge’s Danielle Griffin doubled in a run during her team’s home loss to Caesar Rodney last Thursday. Griffin also allowed no runs on two hits and hit a home run in the Raiders’ victory over St. Thomas More on Saturday.

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Kim Smith- Sussex Tech

Sussex Tech hurler Kim Smith tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out 10 in her team’s win over Sussex Central last Tuesday. Smith also had two hits including a two-run home run in the win over the Knights. Kim doubled and allowed two runs on three hits in Friday’s 2-1 loss to Milford.

Honorable mention- Ethan Lee- Seaford; Zak Parks- Seaford; Dustin Venables- Seaford; Patrick Davis- Woodbridge; C.J. Pleasants- Woodbridge; T.J. Jefferson- Woodbridge; Jordan Lewis- Woodbridge; Eric Willey- Woodbridge; Ryan Shockley- Seaford; Eddie Hicks- Seaford; Zack Hearn- Seaford; Tim Fields- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Rashawn Church- Seaford; Tyler Troyer- Delmarva Christian; Eric Sharff- Sussex Tech; Scott Smart- Sussex Tech; Kyle Mister- Sussex Tech; James Smith- Sussex Tech; Emir Laroya- Sussex Tech; Dylan Pepper- Sussex Tech; Dustin Miller- Sussex Tech; David Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Kelsey Hoch- Seaford; Maria DeMott- Seaford; Taylor West- Woodbridge; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Katina Stamat- Sussex Tech; Crystal Wilson- Sussex Tech; Isabel Wharton- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; Paige Morris Sussex Tech; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech

LADY RAIDERS- Woodbridge’s Rachel Doyon, left, looks to clear the ball during her team’s 5-0 loss to Indian River last week in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford varsity girls’ soccer team nets a pair of wins

Maria DeMott keeps her eye on the St. Thomas More player and makes the move for the first touch to push the ball to a Seaford teammate during a recent girls’ soccer game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

The Seaford varsity girls’ soccer team bounced back from a 7-4 non-conference loss to St. Thomas More (April 17) to defeat Sussex Central and Lake Forest last week. The Blue Jays blanked the Knights, 5-0, last Tuesday as Kelsey Hoch netted three goals. Uri Rebelledo and Savannah Jones added one goal each for Seaford, which held a 12-4 advantage in shots. Goalie Maryann Hicks made two stops in the shutout win. On Thursday, Seaford defeated Lake Forest, 4-0, in a road contest. Rebelledo and DeMott netted one goal each in first half. DeMott added another goal and one assist in the second half. Nadine Trigo also scored for the Blue Jays, who outshot the Spartans, 19-7. Hicks had four saves in the victory.



Seaford boys’ tennis coach Phil Burtelle is shown with his team following last Friday’s win over Cape, giving the coach his 100th career win. Burtelle called the 2010 team one of the best teams he’s coached in his 10 years at the helm of the Blue Jays. Photo by Mike McClure

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first singles; Lee swept his second singles match, 6-0, 6-0; and DeMott won third singles, 6-0, 6-1. The first doubles team of Darden and Camper won, 6-0, 6-0 and Parks and Venables took their second doubles match,

6-1, 6-0. Burtelle’s team still has its sights set on winning the conference title, something the players have been able to do in their other sports this season. ”They won soccer, they won swimming, now they just want to win tennis,” said Burtelle.

Seaford boys’ track earns a pair of wins in home meet The Seaford varsity boys’ track team defeated Cape Henlopen and Polytech in a tri-meet last Tuesday in Seaford. The Blue Jays topped Cape Henlopen, 101-45, and handed Polytech a 99-47 loss. Seaford’s Vincent Glover placed first in the 100 (11.1) and the long jump (19’ 8 1/2”); Tim Fields won the 1,600 (4:40), 800 (2:05.2), and the 3,200 (11:50); Lee Mayer finished first in the 300 hurdles (13.4) and the high jump (5’ 8”); Rashawn Church won the 200 meter run (22.7); and Zach Hearn placed first in the pole vault (12’ 6”). The Blue Jays’ 3,200 relay team (Alfred Cetoute, Mayer, Esaie Dorelus, Jacques Jules) won with a time of 9:13; the 800 meter relay team of Raheem Cannon, Shaq Turnage, Collins, and Church came in first with a time of 1:37.8; and the 1,600 meter relay team of Naz Garcia, Mayer, Jules, and Church won in 3:38.

Seaford varsity golf team loses home match to Sussex Central The Seaford varsity golf team fell to Sussex Central, 164-202, in a home meet at Heritage Shores last Tuesday. Adam Caldwell led the way for the Blue Jays with a 43 while Justin Elliott and A.J. Cannon each shot a 52.

Woodbridge varsity golf team loses match against Smyrna The Woodbridge varsity golf team fell to Smyrna, 175-255, in a road match last Tuesday. Colby Christopher shot a team best 60 for the Raiders.

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Delmar varsity boys’ lacrosse tops Delmarva Christian The Delmar varsity lacrosse team bounced back from last Wednesday’s 15-7 road loss to Caesar Rodney with a 17-3 win over Delmarva Christian on Thursday in Delmar. The Wildcats’ Brad Sensenig scored five goals and dished out three assists, Travis Gilmore had four goals and two assists, and Jose Flores netted three goals. Tom Catalfamo had all three of the Royals’ goals. Delmar held a 7-3 advantage in the first quarter before outscoring Delmarva Christian, 10-0, the rest of the way. Skylar Blewitt made 17 saves in the win. MAKING CATCH-


Woodbridge center fielder Taylor West catches a line drive during her team’s game last Thursday in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

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Kenny Brightbill wins William J. Cathell Memorial race in Delmar

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One of modified racing’s all-time best, Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Springs, Pa., demonstrated that at 62 he still has what it takes to win as he captured the 25-lap William J. Cathell Memorial for the Big Block Modifieds Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Lady Luck did play a role in the win as Jamie Mills was heading for his second straight victory when he cut a tire with 10 laps left to go. It was Brightbill’s first win at the speedway since taking the Small Block Fall Championship race in 2000. Joseph Watson led the first five laps of the main before Mills, who had started in fifth, marched through the top five and into the lead. Brightbill worked by Watson one lap later but Mills had already built a substantial lead. A series of three quick cautions just before halfway kept the field tightly bunched. Matt Jester had worked by Brightbill but on a restart on lap 12 was cited for a jump start and sent to the back of the pack. At the halfway sign the top five were Mills, Brightbill, Watson, Brad Trice and Tim Trimble. Mills’ drive fell apart on lap 15 just as the yellow came out for debris in turn three. Mills ran over the debris resulting in a flat rear tire. He was able to change the tire and make it out just as the field took the green. Mills’ car got around in the first turn bringing out the yellow once again. Brightbill was the new leader with Trice grabbing second on the restart. Brightbill would open a two and a half second lead to take the checkered in the Coulbourne Farms/Advance Auto Parts/ Bicknell. “I’m glad to be back,” said Brighbill. “It’s a good track here and we were lucky to win tonight but we will take what we can get.” Trice turned in his third consecutive top five run finishing in second with Watson battling race long to hold on to third. Fourth went to Jester who came from the rear and Norman Short closed strong to

finish in fifth. Heats were won by Mills and Beau Wilkins. Sophomore driver Shawn Ward of Laurel put on a great run in the 15-lap AC Delco modified feature to post his first career win. Scott Calhoun set the pace from the pole leading the first six laps. Joseph Tracy had patiently worked his way through the top five from sixth, taking the lead from Calhoun on lap seven. Ward was able to get by Calhoun with three laps to go and quickly caught Tracy with two to go. Ward took the lead at the white flag and made no mistakes in the final half-mile for the win in the Todd Fleetwood/The Primo Team No. 14K. Tracy finished a close second with Calhoun turning in a person best finishing in third. Fourth went to Westley Smith and Brandon Perdue came on strong in the closing laps to finish in fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Tracy. The 15-lap Mod Lite feature was near perfect for Steve White of Laurel. White started on the pole and immediately moved to the high groove. While James Hill and Tim White battled for second Steve was able to open a comfortable lead. The race went caution free in a time of 5.50:650 seconds but the perfect run ended there as White, in his Northeast Heating & Air/Lightning, detonated an engine just past the finish line. Tim White was closing in the final laps but had to settle for second with Hill third. Fourth went to Brandon Dennis and Scott Tessman rounded out the top five. In the 10-lap Vintage Stock Car feature, Phil Claussen led the first lap in his sportsman car before C.J. Schirmer took the lead. Chuck Tucker caught Schirmer at the halfway sign and after a good wheel to wheel battle took the lead. Tucker drove a smooth race the rest of the distance to take the win. Mark Williams took third with Claussen fourth and first sportsman and Dave Schamp rounded out the top five. Claussen got the “long distance award” as he towed 972 miles one way from Oak Brook, Illinois to compete.

Gaskin leads Sussex Tech golf to home win over Seaford Sussex Tech’s Tim Gaskin shot a 42, Trey Jewell had a 43, and Josh Mohun added a 44 in the Ravens’ 177-254 win over Seaford last Thursday at the Peninsula Golf Course. Dustin Miller added a 48 for Sussex Tech (6-1) while Adam Caldwell shot a 49 and Tyriek Merritt added a 66 for Seaford (0-7).

Raven Roundup- Sussex Tech track teams host tri-meet By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ track team was edged by Dover, 74-68, in a home meet last Tuesday. Emir Laroya placed first in the long jump (20’ 8”) and Dylan Pepper came in first in the pole vault (11’) for the Ravens. The Lady Ravens defeated Sussex Central, Dover, and Indian River on Tuesday. Isabel Wharton placed first in the 1,600 (5:41); Whitney Handy was first in the 400 (1:00.7); Crystal Wilson won the 100 hurdles (17.2) and the 300 hurdles (54.5); Emily Ritter came in first in the 3,200 (12:14) and the triple jump (33’ 2”); Paige Morris placed first in the discus (104’) and the long jump (16’ 4 1/2”; and Shani Wells won the high jump (4’8”). Sussex Tech’s 3,200 relay team (Wharton, Payne, Mullen, Ritter) also placed first with a time of 10:44 and the 1,600 relay team (Wharton, Mullen, White, Handy) came in first with a time of 4:29.5. Miller leads golf team to win over Milford- Dustin Miller was the medalist in last Tuesday’s home match against Milford as Sussex Tech improved to 5-1 with a 173-189 win. Josh Mohun shot a 43, Tim Gaskin had a 45, and Mitch Bramble added a 47. Lady Ravens split a pair of contests- The Sussex Tech softball team blanked Sussex Central, 2-0, last Tuesday before falling to Milford, 2-1, on Friday. Kim Smith went 2-3 with a two-run home run and tossed a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in the shutout win over the Knights. Logan Pavlik added a double and a run in the win. Smith allowed two runs on three hits and collected a double at the plate in Friday’s road win. Girls’ lacrosse team falls to St. Mark’s- The Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse team lost to St. Mark’s, 13-8, last Friday as Maxine Fluharty netted five goals and Caitlin stone made 12 saves in the non-conference loss. Ravens’ boys’ lacrosse team wins one of two- The Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse team defeated Milford, 18-6, last Wednesday before losing to Salesianum, 19-1, on Saturday. David Fluharty scored five goals and had two assists and Ben Bateman added three goals and an assist on Wednesday. Fluharty also had one goal in Saturday’s loss. Baseball team wins two of three- The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team topped Sussex Central and Milford and fell to Salesianum, 4-3, in games last week. Eric Sharff had two hits including a double and four RBIs, Scott Smart had two hits including a double and two RBIs, Kyle Mister collected three hits and drove in a pair, and Sam Grahovac went 2-2 in the Ravens’ 12-2 win over Sussex Central on Tuesday. Sharff tripled in a pair of runs, Shane Marvel tripled, and Hunter Absher pitched a complete game in Sussex Tech’s 4-3 loss to the Sallies on Thursday. The Ravens bounced back with a 5-2 road win over Milford on Friday. James Smith allowed two runs on five hits and struck out 10 in the win. Smith also had two hits including a double, Jesse Swanson collected a pair of hits, Kyle Mister drove in a run, and Marvel and Denton Mow each doubled.

Delaware Tech-Owens baseball team splits doubleheader

The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus baseball team split a doubleheader against Mercer County Community College (N.J.) last Saturday. After losing the first game, 10-5, the Roadrunners bounced back with a 4-2 win in the second game. Mark Shoff allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six in seven innings for the win. Luis Barrientos went 3-4 with a double, Matt Eskridge slugged a three-run home run, and Sammy Farnell doubled in the win.

Sussex Tech girls’ soccer nets 5-0 win over Woodbridge The Sussex Tech varsity soccer team held a 1-0 lead over Woodbridge at the half last Tuesday in Georgetown before scoring four unanswered goals in the second half for the 5-0 win. Lindsay Rickards scored on a feed from Danae Evans in the first half while Katina Stamat netted two goals, Melanie Hitchens and Tori Suess each had one goal, Leanne Rowe dished out two assists, and Courtenay Rickards had an assist for the Ravens. Megan Sirkis recorded 12 saves in goal for the Raiders. Sussex Tech outshot Woodbridge, 14-2, and held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.



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Star Monday/Tuesday high school sports scoreboard

Softball- Laurel 1, Smyrna 0- The Laurel varsity softball team remained undefeated with a road win over Smyrna on Tuesday. Stephanie Wheatley homered and tossed an eight hit shutout while Jenna Cahall added a double. Woodbridge 3, Seaford 2- Kaitlyn Slater hit an RBI triple, Taylor West and Danielle Griffin each singled in a run, and Griffin struck out 10 in seven innings for the win. Seaford scored two runs in the top of the fifth before the Raiders answered with three in the bottom of the inning. Brittany Walters singled in Courtney Rementer (double) and Brittany Hurley for the Blue Jays. Delmar 11, Dover 1- Caroline Phillips and Jennifer Carr each had two hits including a double for the Wildcats. Bethany Wheatley and Mallory Elliott added two hits apiece and Danielle McWilliams allowed one run on six hits on the mound. Baseball- St. Georges Tech 16, Delmarva Christian 4 (Monday)- Casey Zitvogel and Tyler Troyer each doubled for the Royals in the loss. Dover 5, Delmar 4- The Wildcats scored two in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 4-4, but the Senators answered with a run in the bottom of the inning. Thomas Gray singled in a run and Ryan McCulley had an RBI double. Smyrna 5, Laurel 1- Kegan Yossick doubled in the loss for the Bulldogs. Seaford 10, Woodbridge 5- Andre Washington had two hits including a triple and three RBIs, Jordan Stanley collected three hits including a double and Anthony Johnson hit a two-run double for one of his two hits to lead Seaford. Woodbridge’s C.J. Pleasants hit a two-run home run, Micah Idler had two hits including a triple, and Javier Cardenas added a pair of hits. Golf- Lake Forest 18, Delmar 205, Smyrna 166, Delmar 205 (Monday)- Corey Phillips led the Wildcats with a 48 and J.R. Outten shot a 51. Polytech 182, Delmar 186- Cory Phillips was a co-medalist with a 39 and Josh Wood added a 44. Sussex Tech 174, Smyrna 177- Dustin Miller was the medalist with a 37 and Tim Gaskin shot a 41 for the Ravens. Laurel 201, Seaford 207- Seaford’s Adam Caldwell and Laurel’s Eric Hastings were co-medalists with a score of 46. Colby Watts and Koby Murdick each shot a 51 for the Bulldogs and Josh Hamilton added a 49 for Seaford. Milford 168, Woodbridge 242- Alex Martinez shot a 57 and Eric Pearson added 59 for Woodbridge. Boys’ lacrosse- Worcester Prep 20, Delmarva Christian 1 (Monday)- Tom Catlafamo netted a goal for Delmarva Christian. Delmar 13, Salisbury School 7- Jose Flores had six goals and one assist, Brad Sensenig netted three goals, Tyler Cornish contributed two goals and four assists, and Tyler Gilmore added two goals and an assist for Delmar. Girls’ lacrosse- Sussex Tech 14, Wilmington Friends 12 (Monday)- Kellen Cannon netted five goals, Maxine Fluharty scored four goals and dished out a pair of assists, and Abby Atkins had two goals and two assists to lead the Ravens. Caitlin Stone also made 10 saves in goal for Sussex Tech. Middletown 13, Sussex Tech 8- Maxine Fluharty scored seven goals, Kellen Cannon had one goal, Hannah Small dished out an assist, and Caitlin Stone made eight saves for the Ravens. Girls’ soccer- Woodbridge 2, Lake Forest 1- Rachel Doyon and Leslie Deroche netted a pair of second half goals to lead the Raiders. Seaford 5, Laurel 0- Maria DeMott had two goals and two assists, Savannah Jones and Macey Cordrey added one goal and one assist each, and Alisza Phares netted a goal for Seaford. Sussex Tech 5, Sussex Central 0- Sarah Samaha and Katina Stamat tallied two goals apiece, Lindsey Rickards scored a goal, and Tori Seuss added an assist in the win. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 4, Smyrna 1- Seaford’s Ethan Lee won second singles, 6-0, 6-0; Phillip DeMott took third singles, 6-0, 6-0; the first doubles team of Cory Darden and Tyrek Camper won, 6-1, 6-0; and Zak Parks and Dustin Venables won second doubles, 6-2, 6-0. See next week’s Star for Tuesday’s track and field results.

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The Laurel varsity track and field team topped Woodbridge, 102-33, and fell to Lake Forest, 85-60, in a tri-meet at Lake Forest High last Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs also defeated Woodbridge, 53-44, and fell to Lake Forest while both Raider teams lost to the Spartans (boys- 118-15; girls- 100-20). Laurel’s Ryan Boyce placed first in the 1,600 (5:11), Jean Ilera won the 300 hurdles (41.9), and Justin Rife came in first in the discus (141’ 4”). Woodbridge’s Patrick Davis placed first in the pole vault (11’) and the Bulldogs finished first in the 3,200 relay. In the girls’ race, the Laurel 800 meter relay team placed first (2:00) and Jhara Ross came in first in the 400 meter run (1:06). Taija Maddox won the long jump (14’ 10”) for the Raiders.

Delmarva Christian baseball team drops road contest in Dover The Delmarva Christian varsity baseball team fell to Dover, 13-2, last Saturday. Casey Zitvogel, Tyler Troyer, and Michael LaPointe each singled for the Royals in the loss.


In today’s world, fifty cents doesn’t buy a heck of a lot — except of course, when it comes to your newspaper. For less than the cost of a bus ride, you can get word from across town or across the nation. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can get your fill of food, politics, or whatever else News is your cup of Seaford school News referendum tea. From passes 475-222 cover to cover, Sports Laurel School Board plans to hold your newspaper public meetings on referendum is still the most Sports “streetwise” buy Inside in town! VOL. 14 NO. 37

hEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8

COUNCIL RACE - Seaford City Council election Saturday. Page 5

at RISK - DOE’s Business in Education program may be cut next year. Page 5

HEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8

By Lynn R. Parks

BRIDGE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11

SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15

GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28

FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51

BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks

BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39

BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.

STARS - A baseball player and a track and field athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41

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The Seaford School District got an OK says to be aware of these latest SCaMS - IRS taxhike scams. Page from its residents for a tax to pay for14 gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s referbe held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins endum won with 68 percent of the vote. (under 12). Nearly 700 people voted in the referendum, according to unofficial results posted laDy BullDOgS - The Laurel varsity softball by the Sussex County Department of Electeam hosted Caravel last Thursday in a non-confertions. Of those, 475 voted for battle. the measure ence Page 39 and 222 voted against. BaCK aCtIOn - The local high school teams “We won!!!” said an e-mail sentInout by returned to action this week following spring break. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. See page 43 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s the disFor the average homeowner trict, approval of the referendum will StaRS OFmean thE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was an additional $10 a year.player Property andowners a Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 pay school taxes based on county assessover again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engiments. Average property assessment in the major capital improvement plan which the scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March district is about $16,000. each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact The additional revenue will helpus pay INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans for new roofs for Central Elementary, Seato hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary setting a second and final vote. Business 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisschools, as well as a new roof for the gym The Laurel School District had the back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, LaurelItStar at the Seaford Middle School. will News also will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). The district planned to retain which included the construction of a Classifieds 30 pay to replace in Seaford Middle said Laurel School Board President the 1920’s/30’s section of the middle middle school/high school complex eduCation 36 Jerry White. “We will not be shooting school and build four new schools with School and Seaford High School. and elementary school complex, back Laurel Star Sports final Word 51 for a May 20 referendum.” the middle school and high school and The state will pay percent of the to the public in mid May. A successful John Marinucci, Education the two elementary schools each sharGas lines 36 referendum could have meant funding cost of the roof replacement and elevator Associate for Facility Planning ing a complex. Gourmet 38 in the FY 2011 state budget, but an Advertising projects. and Management with the state “The cost to renovate in some cases unsuccessful one would have sent the health 24 Department of Education (DOE), was The district will also build a wing on were actually above the cost of a new board back to the drawing board. l etters 50 on hand to explain the process and to school,” Marinucci said. “Going from Central Elementary School to accommoSchool districts can only send an Business Report answer residents’ questions. Marinucci lynn Parks 29 four buildings to three buildings would issue to referendum twice in a 12 date elementary who are orthopediscussed the study that was used to save money.” mike Barton 49 month period and the district’s cerdically handicapped. Those students curdetermine the need to build new buildBusiness Journal tificates of necessity run out Oct. 31, movies 7 Continued on page 4 rently meet in four classrooms in Frederick ings rather than renovating the oBituaries 22 Douglass Elementary School. The state oPen houses 10 will pay 100 percent of the cost of that PoliCe 12 construction. Puzzles 20 Screenings and Total project cost will be about $6.6 soCials 49 Health Symposium Activities for the million. Of that, the district will pay 9am - 2pm s Ports 39-45 $1.172 million and the state the balance. ENTIRE family. tides 44 Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE tony Windsor 37 FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes

16-19 6 21-22 30-35 36 51 SEAFORD CELEBRATES - State Rep. Danny Short presents the Seaford 36 volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary with a proclamation from the House of Representatives in recognition of their 75th anniversary. The presenta38 tion was made during SvFD’s annual banquet. Receiving the proclamation are 24-27 Ginny Tice (left), vice president, and Donna Bennett, president of the auxiliary. 50 More photos from the banquet on pages 46 and 48. Photo by Chuck Snyder 29 7 22 10 Screenings 12 Health Symposium 20 9am - 2pm 39-45 44Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE 37FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes


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CLASS PLAY - Seaford Middle School students presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr. musical. Page 49


ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary hold their first Italian Night on April 17. 50 will cents The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

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Delmarva Drillers golf tournament to take place June 19

A golf tournament to benefit the Delmarva Drillers 11U travel baseball team will take place on June 18 at the Wood Creek golf course in Delmar. Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start time. The cost is $50 per golfer which includes a buffet lunch. There will also be beer for sale and a 50/50 raffle. Golfers are asked to dress appropriately (collared shirt, slacks, no steel spikes). Proceeds from the event benefit the 1020 Delmarva Drillers. Make checks payable to Delmarva Dawgs. Also, send checks and golfers’ names in groups of four to Delmarva Drillers, 34631 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel, DE 19956. Please contact Shawn Phillips at for more information.

Sports at the Beach hosts Spring Classic April 17-18

The following are the championship game results from the Spring Classic which was held at the Sports at the Beach complex April 17-18: Nine-year-olds- Bagel Bombers (Rehoboth) 12, Riptides (N.J.) 2; 11 year-olds- Tri State Arsenal Select (N.J.) 7, Nokona USA Baseball (Mass.) 0; 13 year-olds- Tri State Arsenal Select (N.J.) 4, Nokona USA Baseball (Mass.) 3; 14 year-olds- Arena Starz (Mad.) 16, Patriots of Northern Virginia Blue 1

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Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to sports@ or faxed to 302-629-9243.

HERITAGE SHORES LADIES- The Heritage Shores 18 Hole Ladies Golf League played a Daytona two person team on April 21. First place winners were Jeanne Deschenes and Meredith Connar; second place Kathy Harrington and Joanie Phipps; third place Muriel Waite and Anne Kellagher and fourth place Cyndy Zemitis and Geri DeToro. Not pictured is DeToro.

This week in Star sports history

10 YEARS AGO- The Laurel baseball team topped Woodbridge, 13-8, in 11 innings as Shawn Phillips struck out 14 in 11 innings and moved to 5-0 with the win. The Seaford boys’ tennis team improved to 7-0 with a 5-0 win over Cape Henlopen as Hunt Stoner, Austin Ayers, Robert Hastings, Ryan Workman and Bryan Behrens, and Anthony Nicoletos and Kyle Shedaker earned wins. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Laurel softball team moved to 5-1 in the conference and 7-2 overall with a 5-2 win over Dover. Brittany Joseph had three hits and Kati Ward and Ashlyn Booth added two hits each. The Sussex Tech golf team upped its record to 6-0 with wins over Seaford and Smyrna. Jesse Kitchen was the low scorer for the Ravens in both matches. ONE YEAR AGO- The Laurel Little League celebrated its 50th Anniversary on opening day. The Sussex Tech golf team moved to 7-1 with a victory over Sussex Central. The Ravens’ Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a 39.

Seaford Swimming Association gears up for summer swim season

Members of the Seaford Swimming Association are busily volunteering at the SSA pool grounds on Craig’s Mill Pond Road in anticipation of another great season at the pool. Members are invited to volunteer to help clean the grounds on Saturday, May 1; and Saturday, May 8. Stop by anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free guest passes will be given to all volunteers. SSA will open for the summer swimming season on Memorial Day weekend. Memberships are available. To learn more about the SSA pool, the SSA Dolphin swim team, swimming lessons or membership, please check out the SSA website at

Seaford Recreation Department selling tickets for Orioles-Yankees game

The Seaford Recreation Department is now selling tickets for the organization’s annual Orioles/Yankees trip. The game is on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.. The cost of the trip is $65 per ticket and includes great seats to the game and transportation on a charter bus. Call 629-6809 for more information or to reserve your seat.

Donald Lingo, Jr. gets second Super Late Model win

RESULTS: Super Late Model Feature: 1. Donald Lingo Jr; 3. Derrike Hill; 3. David Hill; 4. Mark Byram; 5. Ray Davis Jr; 6. David Pettyjohn; 7. Ross Robinson; 8. Dale Lingo; 9. Amanda Whaley; 10. Herb Tunis; 11. Hal Browning; 12. Kerry King; 13. Rob Schirmer; 14. Mike Parsons; 15. Bob Geiger; 16. Andrew Mullins; 17. Kelly Putz; 18. Staci Warrington; 19. Bryan Driver. Crate Model Feature: 1. Tyler Reed; 2. Joe Warren; 3. Chris Hitchens; 4. Eric Vent; 5. Clint Chalabala; 6. Matt Hill; 7. Nick Davis; 8. Mike Wilson; 9. Randy Given; 10. John Imler; 11. Dylan Evans; 12. Roy Hassler; 13. David Nailor; 14. Clay Tatman; 15. Robbie Emory; 16. Jack Mullins; 17. Robert Bragg; 18. Michael Wilkins; 19. Tony Bowers. Little Lincoln Vintage Feature: 1. Jamie Wagner; 2. John Stevenson; 3. Donald Robinson, Jr.; 4. Steven Baker; 5. Jeff Atkins; 6. Bobby Williamson; 7. John Bower; 8. Tim Archer; 9. Brian Nailor; 10. Ryan Walsen; 11. Dale Bounds; 12. Mel Joseph, Jr.; 13. Brian Brasure; 14 Emory West.



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STIHL WEED WACKER, $125. Craftsman 7 1/2” miter saw, $5. 398=0309. 4/29 FISHING EQUIP., everything needed for fishing, mostly salt water. 629-5238. 4/22 MAYTAG WASHER, 5 yrs. old, $100. 875-5159. 4/22 SEATED BACK MASSAGER, elec., good for bad backs, $35, like new. 6294482. 4/22 APPROX. 2000 VHS taped movies, only $150 for all. 628-1880. 4/22 RED CANNA ROOTS for sale, $2 a dozen. 629-2173. 4/22 SMALL REFIGERATOR, 2.0 cu. ft., $20. Power Washer, 2200 psi, from Sears, Briggs & Stratton eng., used 3 times, $200. 628-0502. 4/22 38” MOWER DECK, fits MTD Yard Machine, very good cond. 245-2278. 4/22 POOL PUMP & SAND FILTERS, fit inground or above ground pool. 245-2278. CHEST FREEZER, Gibson, 22 cu ft., exc. cond., $200. 628-8761. 4/15 24” TILLER, 5 hp, $130. 875-7775. 4/15 KENMORE AIR COND., 18,500 BTU w/remote, good cond., $100. 8770476. 4/15 LIFT CHAIR, gold, good cond., $300. 349-4103. JAZZY 600 POWER Chair, like new, fully equipped. High Back Wheelchair, fully equipped, good cond. Must sell, make offer. 628-3362. 2 CEMETERY LOTS, Odd Fellows, Seaford cemetery, $1000 for both. 349-4103. WATER CONDITIONER, North Star, only used 10 months, like new, $300. 349-4103. 4/15 12 - 1/2 BUSHELL PEACH BSKTS., new, wooden, $39. 20 - 1 Qt. New wooden Berry Baskets, $7.60. 8469788. 4/15

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LARGE BOOKCASE, $75. 875-9401. 4/15



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise that Alexander Ronald Lee of 33334 Gordy Road, Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, will be filing with the Prothonotary in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, an application for License to Carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon, according to the Laws of the State of Delaware. 4/29/1tp

ROMANCE & MYSTERY Books, $2 a bag. DVD movies, $3 ea., some new, science fiction. 875-3744. 4/15 TIMBERS: 30 - 4x6x11.5 creosoted, $300. 2 - 4x6x 11.5 pressure treated, $44 for both. 846-9788. 4/8 2 LG TREES, 1 black walnut, come & get it. Laurel area. Call Jeff, 542-2832. 4/8 OAK DESK- Exc. cond. $85 OBO. 337-3239. 4/8 4 KLIPSCH SURROUND Sound Speakers, $25 ea. 629-7363. 4/8 WEIGHT LIFTING MACHINE, Complete, w/free weights incl., exc. cond., must see, $400 OBO. 8754486. 4/8 BEAUTY SALON EQUIP. for sale, Call Carol at 6292309 or 228-4996. 4/8 OSTER KIT. CENTER, blender, mixer, grinder, dough maker, slicer/shredder, all in 1. 875-2028. 4/1 CROSSBOW, Barnett Wildcat, w/36 bolts & carrying case, $250. 875-1862. 4/1 COFFEE & END TABLES, matching, glass, blond rattan frame, $30 firm. 410641-5260. 4/1 FUTON BUNK BED in fair cond. w/Futon mattress in great cond., white frame. $75 firm. 628-8309. 4/1 FULL SIZE BED. 841-3992. 4/1

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For Estate of Hazel Wheatley 522 Liberty Rd., Federalsburg, MD

May 7 - 8 • 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Antiques, collectables, furniture, many tools & practical housewares. Accumulation of 60+ years! Sale includes many large collections including toothpick holders, salt shakers, pitchers, a huge antique doll collection & more.

SEcond TAG SALE June 4 - 5 • 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sale will include many similar collections, antiques, collectables, tools, furniture & items too numerous to mention. These items are in storage and there is too much to display at one sale. All sales are final. Cash or check with identification.



ON MAY 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 4904-4905. The Contents of the following Bins will be sold: Bin(s): #2 Farlow, Annie V; #8 Massey, Edward; #20 Blades, Randi N.; #25 Stewart, Margie; #27 McMahon, Duane; #34 Palmer, Ambriah; #43 Dulis, Kathy; #57 Robinson, Joseph; #58 James, Beulah; #60 Copley, Michael; #61 Parsons, Dawn; #63 Walker, Cleo; #70 Eudy, Susan; #74 Sears, Dianna; #77 Winder, Audrey; #85 & #94 Kenyon, Gregory; #104 Culver, John; #110 Oney, Veronica; #114 Crockett, Megan; #115 Frisby, Jamie; #116 Nutto, April; #141 Sparks, Nadine; #151 Vanbrunt, Martha; #160 Gaines, Alicia; #164 Jones, Shenika; #165 Farlow, Paula; #176 Andrews, Edna; #185 Willis, Falisha; #187 Andrews, Edna; #190 Dula, JoAnn; #204 Culver, John; #207 Marcelin, Kim; #221 Raynor, Nancy; #223 Ellis, Beverly. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 4/29/2tc


On Saturday, 5/29/10 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Jon Spicer, Unit 263, Seaford, DE; Pamela West, Unit 259, Seaford, DE; Cheryl Dinenna, Unit 204265, Seaford, DE. Peninsula Mini Storage Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 302-629-5743 4/29/2tc THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY In Re Change of Name of: Adam Mace to Adam Gerstorff. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Adam Mace intents to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change his name to Adam Gerstorff. Petitioner desires this change for social reasons. Adam Mace Petitioner 4/22/3tc


Estate of Hillary M. Robinson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Hillary M. Robinson who departed this life on the 27th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Albert

Jerry Robinson on the 15th day of April, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 27th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Albert Jerry Robinson 10595 Chestnut Lane Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 South Race St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/29/3tc


Estate of Granville J. Ellis (Jr.), Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of Granville J. Ellis (Jr.) who departed this life on the 19th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Wayne Ellis on the 8th day of April, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator WWA without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator WWA on or before the 19th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator WWA: Wayne Ellis 31594 Fred Adkins Rd.

Parsonsburg, MD 21849 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/22/3tc


Estate of C. Lanice Bullis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of C. Lanice Bullis who departed this life on the 21st day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Tammy L. Alexander, Gloria J. Kelly on the 13th day of April, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 21st day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Tammy L. Alexander 30931 Crepe Myrtle Dr., Unit 73 Millsboro, DE 19966 Gloria J. Kelly 31436 East Trap Pond Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/22/3tc _____________________ REWARD for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who stole a 1998 Chev. 1 ton flat bed truck, white w/blk. flat bed & 2 riding mowers, a yellow & white Cub Cadet & an orange Husqvarna, on Sun., 4/25 or early Mon., 4/26, from Mountaire Grain Mill, Seaford or REWARD for their safe return. Call Gene Miller 228-1336 or Cpl. Rogers 337-1090.


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Loving, caring and supportive are just some of the wonderful words we use to describe our mothers. Whether they’re waking us up to start the day or tucking us into bed at night, they’re always by our side with loving smiles and kind words. We want to thank our area moms for helping to strengthen the minds and hearts of our youth with their loving encouragement, support and devotion. We wish each one of you a very happy Mother’s Day.

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Today we celebrate mothers near and far Every May women around the world are celebrated for their sacrifices and contributions to the family. With all that Mom does for her children, it would seem like the concept of honoring her would be ages old. However, it really wasn’t until relatively recently that a celebration of mothers was instituted. In ancient Greece individuals honored Rhea, mother of the gods. Christians also celebrated Mary the mother of God. But it wasn’t until the 1900s before the general mothering population was celebrated in earnest. Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis was a young Appalachian homemaker who, beginning in 1858, attempted to improve sanitation and nursing procedures through women’s clubs and what she called “Mothers Friendship Day.” It wasn’t Anne Marie, but rather her daughter, Ann Jarvis, who created the Mother’s Day that we celebrate today. Anna spent many years caring for her aging and ailing mother. Anne Marie died on May 9, 1905 and Anna missed her terribly. Anna noticed that many children

failed to respect and honor their mothers while they were alive, and it wasn’t until after they died that these children recognized what they had lost in their parent. She intended to start a Mother’s Day to honor mothers. In 1907, Anna Jarvis attempted to establish Mother’s Day to “honor mothers, living and dead.” She started the campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Together with her friends, Jarvis started a letter-writing campaign to urge ministers, businessmen and congressmen to declare a national Mother’s Day holiday. Her efforts paid off. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 10, 1908 and honored the late Anne Marie Reeves Jarvis. After this initial celebration, Mother’s Day caught on. The Mother’s Day International Association was established on December 12, 1912, to promote and encourage meaningful observances of the event. And on May 9, 1914, a presidential proclamation declared that every year the second Sunday in May would be observed as Mother’s Day.

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Education Del Tech has comprehensive plan for going green

Delaware Technical & Community College announces a comprehensive, strategic plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2020, putting the College in the top 1% of community colleges nationwide who have committed to such a reduction. “Our Sustainable Energy Management Plan demonstrates that Delaware Tech is

committed to practicing what we teach,” says Delaware Tech President, Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr. “Right now, the College is building the first of three energy education facilities at the Owens Campus as part of a statewide learning system. These facilities will be used to teach students and the community about energy efficiency and the use

of alternative energy sources in both residential and commercial environments. To be a leader in energy education, we need to make sure that our own operations serve as a role model for our students, for the businesses we serve, and for the community. This energy plan will help us do just that.” With the help of the University of Delaware’s Dr. John Byrne and his team at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, the College recently completed an energy use inventory on every campus to determine the energy consumption of each of the College’s buildings. Based on the results of the inventory, the Sustainable Energy Management Plan outlines a strategy for reducing the College’s carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. A key element of the plan is the installation of solar panels at all four campus locations which is estimated to provide the College with 10-12% of its electricity needs

Gum honored by AAUW

From left, event speaker Sharon Gray stands with Delaware Tech students and Alpha Beta Gamma inductees Yvonne Sample, Megan Wilson, Martiza Pirgo, Cyprian Spiewak, Giang Bui, Treka Cousar and Susanne Betts at the ABG induction ceremony.

Honor Society inducts members The Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma held its spring induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 13. Alpha Beta Gamma is the international business honor society for two-year colleges. Students who have completed at least 15 credit hours toward an associate degree and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher are eligible for membership. Sharon Gray, small business advisor for the Delaware Small Business & Technology Development Center, gave an inspirational presentation on education and achieving goals.

Newly inducted members of the Eta Psi chapter include: Brian Alloway, Bethel; Megan Wilson, Blades; Tiffany O’Leary, Delmar; Susanne Betts, Georgetown; Giang Bui and Timothy Miller of Laurel; Maritza Pirgo and Jennifer Warren of Lewes; Carrie Mullen, Long Neck; Yvonne Sample and Michael Lasher of Millsboro. Also inducted were Tammy Fairchild, Milton; John Maroulis, Ocean View; Cyprian Spiewak, Rehoboth Beach; Jennifer Hassett and Brandon Miller of Seaford; Yanneth Rodriquez-Barragan, Berlin, Md.; Treka Cousar, Pocomoke City, Md.; and Eveleigh Waldman, Salisbury, Md.

The Newark and Coastal Georgetown branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) announces that Mallary Gum, a junior at Delmarva Christian High School, has been honored for her outstanding performance in mathematics and science. Mallary was selected unanimously by her teachers to represent DCHS at the 11th Gum Annual Awards Luncheon held at the University of Delaware on Sunday, April 18. Along with 52 other bright and talented young ladies, Mallary heard remarks from Alexis Cox, a mechanical engineer and member of the technology capabilities team at W.L. Gore and Associates, encouraging young women to embark in careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mallary, a Seaford resident, is com-

and which will also serve as a learning tool for students in the College’s applied energy programs. Although the plan estimates an average payback of four years, the College is seeking to lower the initial capital costs associated with such an aggressive goal. One way the College expects to do this is through a solar power purchasing agreement (PPA) in which the costs to install and maintain the solar panels on each campus are paid for by the provider who benefits from tax credits and income generated from the sale of electricity. The College also hopes to contain costs with the assistance of Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility which is helping state agencies and non-profits retrofit their buildings through the use of energy performance contracts, an innovative program announced by Governor Jack Markell earlier this year. pleting an advanced placement course in Chemistry and will be sitting for the AP exam in May. After her 2011 graduation, Mallary plans to pursue a Doctor in Pharmacy degree.

DCHS hosts open house

Delmarva Christian High School will host an open house for prospective students on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. Students and their families will have the opportunity to meet teachers, coaches, students and parents to discuss the school’s rigorous Christ-centered curriculum including Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as performing and visual arts. The school will be open for informal tours of the finished student classrooms, the art and music rooms, as well as the 14,000 square foot Draper Family Foundation Gymnasium. For those who attend the April 29 Open House, the $150 application fee will be extended to May 10. For all other applications, the fee increase of $300 will go into effect on May 1. For more information, call 56-4040 or visit

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Delmarva auto alley Racing gets off to a great start for the 2010 season By Bonnie Nibblett

With just two races in for the half mile clay track, it sure looks like it will be an exciting season. The season opened on Saturday night, April 10, with the five weekly divisions. On April 17, the URC made their first race of the season at the Delaware International Speedway. The action at the oval started as if the drivers had been running all winter - fast, sideways, side by side, rubbing and fender to fender. Both weekends, the Big Block NAPA Modified 25 lap feature had at least 19 to 20 cars in the field. Jordon Watson 1J, took the first win of the season and Jamie Mills took the win the following weekend. Each night’s racing had some close racing near the end of the feature. Beau Wilkins returned this year after working in North Carolina for the last two years. He has teamed up with Mills to run the season with his father, retired Bobby Wilkins, working on the stock cars. Kenny Brightbill 55, has made Delmar his home track this year, and he has quite a following of fans. Michael White 43, has left the crate mod race car to upgrade and try his hand in the big blocks this year. Jeff Brown had Billy Collingsworth in the back-up car for Brown. Collingsworth was the 2009 Animal Medium Champion at the U.S. 13 Kart Club Track. Tim Trimble 21, Rookie of the Year 2009, returned with his own car this year, as did Norman Short Jr. 8M and Robert Dutton 888, who revisited after running limited races in 2009. Super Late Model shows were a barn burner with Donald Lingo Jr. 55L taking home the first race and David Pettyjohn the next. Mark Byram is now driving the 45 Charles Jarvis owned late model. Rookies this year to watch are Andrew Mullins 51 and Amanda Whaley 44. Other returning favorite drivers include Bob Geiger 38, David Pettyjohn 80, David Hill 75, Ray Davis Jr. 84, just to name a few. 2009 DIS Late Model Track Champion Richard Jarvis Jr. is currently sitting out without a ride. Owner Steve Nutall said they may return for a few limited special races. If you need a driver, he’s one of the men to get the job done. The URC Sprints visited on April 17 with Justin Colette picking up the first

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win for the Taylor & Messick Sprint Car Series. The two Crate classes Modified & Late Modified have proved to still be a strong presence for new young drivers to upgrade from karts, micros or mod lites and others returning with a limited budget. These cars have been a big hit since they first started the divisions in 2004. They run a GM sealed motor and other equipment that tries to keep the class alike or affordable. Joe Warren 11, the 2009 DIS Crate Late defending champion, already has one win under his belt. Tyler Reed won on opening night. The late crates have a bunch of young drivers this year in the field - Dylan Evans 80, Robert Bragg 424, Tony Bowers 13 and Clay Tatman. Robbie Emory is supposed to join this class soon, but right now his father has returned and is getting the car set; Evans and Emory, former karters, with Evans also racing in the Jr. Mod Lite class. The AC Delco Modified division had Joe Tracy 37J and Matt Hawkins 38, already winners for the season. Tracy was strong from the start in the season opener with the win and he came in second in the next race. Hawkins was fifth in the first race and then took the win on April 17. Hawkins was second in his feature after starting third, however, actual winner Brandon Blades 65 was disqualified because he had the wrong tire on his car in post inspection. There were some new drivers to this class - Greg Taylor 11A, David Scarano 37D, Taylor McCracken 9, Ryan Anderson 27 and Scott Hitchens 15. McCracken drives the Mitchell’s Auto Body and Salvage for owner Greg Mitchell. Some of the returning favorite drivers were Tracy 37J, Kyle Fuller 68, Shawn Ward 14K, Westley Smith 98 and Scott Baker 342. The last of the five regular track divisions that run each week is the Modified Lite. Brandon Dennis 10, the 2009 DIS track champion, took the win on opening night, and Kevin McKinney V75, won last week. This class has a strong number of cars this year and some new drivers. Returning drivers Curt Miles Jr. 21JR and Kirk Miles Sr. 21, Tim White 16, Steve White 76, Shawn Weaver 19, put on a good show each week. The U.S. 13 Dragway continues to be strong every Sunday. Check the track’s hotline for upcoming events at 846-3968. Or check the track’s website at www. and join the track on Facebook now too. For track questions, call the office at 875-1911. Be sure to check out, your Delaware and surrounding tracks race news plus NASCAR. Visit the largest message board on the shore at http://redbud69racing.proboards2. com/index.cgi, which is powered by Hab Nab Trucking of Seaford.

Up close with Big Block Modifieds

Kenny Brightbill will be racing at Delmar in the #55 Keith Coulbourne car.

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What is it with me and summer shorts? Some unseasonal weather has left us with temperatures as high ony indsor as the upper 80s in some cases. On the heels of February weather that brought record snow falls and I must have looked like below zero wind chills, these temthe original Lord of the peratures can appear nothing less than hot. So, I am thinking that perhaps we may be in for a very hot River Dance while Mom summer. I spend a lot of time in the out of was wearing the bark doors during the summer, but I am off that switch. limited to the amount of exposure I allow. I am one of the few men who and pair of full length black jeans. It was finds it difficult to wear shorts during the “Johnny Cash goes to the beach.” hot, humid temperatures of summer. I have tried to figure out my aversion I am not quite sure why I am reluctant to wearing shorts. Maybe it’s because I am to do so. Perhaps it is a mental defect. As ashamed of my legs. Perhaps I fear people a child I found it somewhat less than mawill make fun of me. cho to be caught wearing “short-pants,” as People can be that way. Take my mothwe affectionately called them. er for instance. She and my aunt would However, also as a child I had no go to the beach for two reasons: Thrasher choice but to wear them. I guess in reality French Fries and to sit and eat Thrasher I had a choice, but running around naked French Fries while sitting on a bench makdid not seem like an attractive option. Of ing fun of people as they walk by. course, as a young boy, I was less inhibited She would get the biggest kick out of and could be found running around in my finding anyone who she thinks looked “underpants,” as they were called or as my worse in a bathing suit than she did. Mom grandmother referred to it, “drawer-tale.” would love to point out the man with the But, nonetheless, the older I got the hairiest back, the woman with the hairiest more determined I became to avoid wearback and so on. I guess I have always felt ing shorts. I can recall many times going for those poor creatures who garnered my to the beach in Ocean City and my girlmother’s boardwalk attention. friend would be lying on a towel in her My wearing shorts may very well have bikini completely doused in suntan lotion. created another human oddity that can be Next to her was me. I, too, had a towel, made fun of from the safety of a boardbut it was covering my face. There I walk bench. would be fully clothed in a blue tank-top



Perhaps my hatred for shorts may also stem from a certain defense mechanism I needed when I was young. Wearing shorts made you an easy target for an irate mother’ who was running towards you with a switch after you had just thrown your little brother head-first into a pile of fresh dog manure. It was the legs that were the target for the dreaded switch. There was no way to hide. I think my arms grew six-inches trying to cover the bare flesh on my shins and ankles. Michael Jackson had nothing on us when it came to creating moves. I know I must have looked like the original Lord of the River Dance while Mom was wearing the bark off that switch. I think, however, that the older I get, the less I am able to deal with the hot, humid summer sun. Perhaps like many older men I know, I will suddenly care less and less about my attire. I mean it seems to me that when some men grow older they develop an attitude that dictates comfort over social acceptance. That’s why some men can be found wearing white gym socks and sandals. Then there are the fellows who wear yellow, striped slacks that are pulled up and belted between their navel and their neck. My favorites are those men who wear Bermuda shorts with black dress shoes. I don’t know. I guess wearing shorts is not all that bad. Maybe this will be the summer that I will finally overcome my fear and start taking comfort into consideration when picking out my wardrobe. I

Our empty nest will soon increase to four Readers may find it hard to believe — I am stunned, myself. But ynn arks the day is soon approaching that my son-in-law will graduate from law school. Someone is moving into It seems like just a few weeks have passed since he and my daugh- my house who enjoys ter were married and set off on their cleaning up a kitchen grand adventure in St. Paul, Minn. and who...may come to But the wedding was actually three enjoy dusting and vacuand a half years ago and his third and final year of studying law ends uming just as much. next month. My husband and I, as well as we won’t be required to supply a new our son and his wife, will travel to St. wardrobe — do they even make onesies Paul for the graduation and a short visit. in adult sizes? — my husband and I will To celebrate the occasion, our daughter still have to ready our home for the new is planning a champagne barbecue. The more traditional among us may not believe residents. Some of the furniture that’s in our that champagne and grilled chicken go todaughter’s room, the second room that she gether well. But she is a cook with a great imagination and if she says that barbecued has occupied in this house, will have to go chicken tastes good with a glass of bubbly, into storage, to make way for our son-inlaw’s desk and books. I want to tear out I believe her. the dusty carpet that already covered the As interesting as it is, chicken and floor when we moved in 28 years ago and champagne is not the end of the story. do something to the chipboard that is unAfter the graduation, my daughter and derneath to make it look nice. son-in-law will be returning to Delaware. What that exactly is, I haven’t decided And not just to Delaware. While he preyet. Our daughter suggests that we just pares to take the exam required for admispaint the chipboard as best we can and sion to the Delaware Bar Association and then get a few, colorful area rugs. I tend until such time as they can afford to do to agree with her, but I’m not sure yet that otherwise, they will live here with us. In that’s the best solution. the house to which her father and I first Several months ago, when our son and brought our daughter just two days after daughter-in-law moved to Baltimore from her birth. Portland, Ore., I wrote about my joy that Before we brought that new baby they would be living within a two-hour home, there were preparations to make: a drive. I also wrote about proceeding with small room to paint, wallpaper with white caution in this new phase of our relationducks wearing red ribbons to put up, tiny ship. clothes to buy, wash and put away. While



“I’ve watched enough episodes of ‘Raymond’ to know that there are pitfalls in over-mother-in-lawing,” I wrote. “Too many visits, too many invitations for dinner and shopping, and a happy relationship can disintegrate into a demanding trial.” I think that all in all, we have managed pretty well. But this upcoming situation, with our daughter and son-in-law living with us, will present a new challenge. They will see us every day and we all will share meals and a bathroom (to clear up any confusion, we will share meals as a group, the bathroom on an individual basis). We will all have to try very hard to respect each other’s boundaries and to ensure we don’t place on each other unfair expectations. But I have every confidence that things will work. Already, I believe, we are on the right track. My daughter recently told me that her husband, who has had to study very hard and who will continue to study very hard for the bar exam, likes to wash dishes when he takes breaks from his books. And he likes to do so to the strains of Bob Dylan. “He’s worried that he won’t be able to do that, Mom,” she said. “But I told him I didn’t think it would be a problem.” I will, before the moving-in day, make sure that I understand the situation correctly. But I believe that this is the gist of it: Someone is moving into my house who enjoys cleaning up a kitchen and who, maybe, with a little prompting, may come to enjoy dusting and vacuuming just as much. I don’t care if he wants to listen to tapes of accordion favorites from the Lawrence Welk Show. It sounds like a match made in heaven to me.

should not allow childhood fears to cause me to have a heat stroke. I guess I could practice by wearing shorts around the house at first. Then I may ask my mother to visit. I will make shorts a part of my normal summer attire if she doesn’t take one look at me and suddenly have a craving for Thrasher’s French fries.

SCAOR members help Habitat

Through a partnership with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, female members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) will now be learning many of the intimate details of a newly constructed home. It’s all part of the annual Women Build, Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and make a difference by building homes and communities for those in need. To help support the Women Build project, a large yard sale is planned for Saturday, May 8, at SCAOR’s headquarters on Route 9, just east of Georgetown. It is a rain or shine event and will feature good bargains, in addition to barbeque sandwiches from Bethany Blues. Donations for the yard sale will be accepted at SCAOR between May 3 and May 7, with the event scheduled for the following morning. Anyone who would like to be a part of the event can rent a table for $20 by calling SCAOR’s executive assistant, Tracy Lee Elmore, at 855-2300, ext. 205. To learn more, visit





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Health briefs New York Life reinstated

In a move that will allow nearly 100 state employees to keep their life insurance coverage, State Treasurer Velda JonesPotter and State Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart confirmed the reinstatement of New York Life as an approved vendor for the State of Delaware’s 403(b) program solely to service existing life insurance policies. New York Life first joined the state’s 403(b) program in 1978. In January 2009, newly adopted IRS regulations went into effect, forcing 403(b) plan sponsors to adopt a Plan Document, identifying the State Treasurer’s Office as the Fiduciary of the plan. New York Life, at the time, was unable to comply due to some system capability issues. The State Treasurer’s Office, Insurance Commissioner’s Office, and New York Life worked together to develop a grandfathering provision to allow pre-tax contributions to flow to vendors provided that these pre-tax contributions are the only allowable means for paying life insurance premiums under 403(b) coupled life insurance policies.

Wellness Program funding available

Obesity, which is the second most preventable cause of death in the U.S., has reached epidemic proportions. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announces that a two-year funding opportunity is available to support two Delaware municipalities in implementing a sustained approach to healthy eating and active living. The Municipal Wellness Leadership Program assists with planning, assessing, initiating or expanding environmental systems to support healthy lifestyles. To apply, municipalities led by city/ town mayor or management must be able to mobilize a partnership that includes representatives from schools, businesses and municipal, governmental, faith-based and community organizations. The deadline to send responses to this grant is June 15, at 11:30 a.m. A pre-bid meeting is required. The meeting will be held on May 11, at 10 a.m. at Delaware Health and Social Services, Herman Holloway, Sr. Social Services Campus, Main Administration Building, Sullivan Street, 1st Floor, Room 198, 1901 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle. All bidders must be present on time at this mandatory pre-bid meeting. For more information, contact Michelle Eichinger at 302-744-1011.

Bayhealth sponsors stroke seminar

Stroke is the third leading killer and the top cause of disability in the United States. Bayhealth Stroke Care Coordinator Dawn Fowler, MSN, RN, PCCN, will join Bayhealth Neurologist Joel Rutenberg, MD, during Bayhealth’s upcoming Stroke Seminar, Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20. Dr. Rutenberg will lead a discussion about prevention and treatment for stroke, while Fowler will provide insight on how strokes impact entire families. The seminars will be held on the following dates and times: Wednesday, May 19, 5-8 p.m., in the Board Room & Conference Center at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. Thursday, May 20, 5-8 p.m., in the General Foods Conference Room at Kent General Hospital, Dover.

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Chickenpox in Sussex County

Lunch and Learn about diabetes

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) advises families that at least five cases of Chickenpox (Varicella) have been confirmed in the Delmar Middle and Delmar High Schools. A child diagnosed with Chickenpox on April 17 brings the total number to five cases, meeting the official definition of a chickenpox outbreak. All students diagnosed with Chickenpox have recovered or remain at home to reduce the spread of this illness. DPH is working with school officials to monitor the cases and prevent spread of the illness. Chickenpox is generally not a serious disease and there is no specific treatment. Chickenpox is spread through exposure to infected fluids from the nose, throat, or skin rash of someone with the chickenpox. Parents should look for symptoms that include aches, fever, fatigue, irritability, sore throat and an itching, blistering rash. The itching can be controlled by cool baths, dabbing the spots with calamine lotion, and avoiding spicy, acidic or hard crunchy foods that may irritate mouth sores. Aspirin should never be given to children with Chickenpox who are less than 19 years of age. Recovery time is usually between five to 10 days, or when the rash has scabbed over. Children can be vaccinated usually between the ages of 12 to 15 months. A booster shot is recommended at 4 to 6 years of age for further protection. People age 13 years and older who have never had Chickenpox or received the Chickenpox vaccine receive two doses of the vaccine at least 28 days apart. The vaccine is very effective, with eight to nine of every 10 people vaccinated becoming completely protected.

Free diabetes program

On May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Laurel Public Library will host a free Lunch and Learn for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The presentation will cover: a basic understanding of the disease; typical healthcare needs of a person with diabetes; meal planning as a critical component for diabetes management; supplies and equipment required for diabetes care; importance of physical activity in diabetes management; local, state and federal resources to help control diabetes; and communicating effectively and keeping good records. Bring a light lunch. Bottled water and healthy snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 877-3184.

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings

Residents living in and around the Blades community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Blades Town Hall-Hardin Hall will host Life Line Screening on May 17. The site is located at 20 W. Fourth St. in Blades. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at Pre-registration is required. Life Line Screening was established in

The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will hold Lunch and Learns throughout Sussex County for individuals with diabetes and their caregivers. Participants will learn more about diabetes and how to manage the disease. The following area lunches are scheduled: • Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford - Thursday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. To register, contact Pastor Cannon at 629-9443 by May 14. • Laurel Public Library - Monday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. To register, call 875-3184. • Delmar Public Library - Thursday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. To register, call 846-9894 by May 14.

5K benefits Breast Cancer Coalition

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announces its First Annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/1M Walk sponsored by Tanger Outlets will take place on Sunday, May 2, at 9 a.m. The 3.1 mile course will begin and end at Applebees restaurant at Tanger Outlet Center, Rehoboth Beach. The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. All proceeds from Tanger’s DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K/1M will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). Advanced registration, which is recommended, is $20/person. On-

site registration is $25/person, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day; and the first 100 people registered receive a long-sleeve Tshirt. There’s even a “Sleepwalkers” category for those who are unable to attend but want to show their support. Sleepwalkers simply register for $20, check the “Sleepwalker” category and then sleep in on Sunday. To register, visit or

Registration open for Walk MS

Registration is now open for this year’s Walk MS season in Delaware. Organized by the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the goal is to raise awareness and funds for the programs and services needed by more than 1,500 Delawareans with MS and their families. Each of the five events takes place on an accessible 5K route, and plenty of support is available as well as the opportunity for lots of fun with family and friends. Two events take place in Sussex County: • Walk MS: Twilight at Heritage Shores steps off at Providence At Heritage Shores, One Heritage Shores Circle in Bridgeville, on Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. • Walk MS: Twilight at Baywood Greens steps off at the Baywood Greens Golf Course, 32267 Clubhouse Way in Long Neck, on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Day-of registration begins one hour before the event. For more info or to register, call 655-5610 or visit



Azar Eye Institute is recognized for efficiency AZAR Eye Institute (AEI), founded by Dr. Alex Azar who has practiced ophthalmology in Salisbury, Md. since 1976, has been recognized for cataract surgery excellence by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Institute for Quality Improvement as a “2009 Best Performer.” AEI ranked in the top five-percent among 95 eye centers to voluntarily participate in the national benchmark study. “We have four accomplished ophthalmologists performing up to 1,700 cataract surgeries each year in the AEI surgery center, said Dr. Alex Azar, founder and president of AZAR Eye Institute. “By making a few small adjustments to our pre-op and post-op procedures last year, we saw a 37-percent increase in our effi-

ciency rate.” The AAAHC study measures efficiency based on the amount of time a cataract surgery patient spends from the time they walk in the waiting room to the time they walk out the door after the surgery is complete. In addition to the drastic change in technology over the years, AEI has streamlined its cataract services by starting surgery preparation at home. In many cases patients are able to administer the dilating eye drops before they report to the eye center for surgery. An AEI nurse also contacts each patient at home 48 hours before surgery to review their health history, answer questions or address any problems they are experiencing related to the cataracts. What historically took many eye centers an hour and

A great appointment by Obama By Dr. Anthony Policastro A little noticed presidential appointment is one that President Obama announced last week. He has selected Dr. Don Berwick to be the new head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Don Berwick is a name that few people know, however, I am very familiar with his body of work. As you know from reading my columns, my feeling is that health care reform will not work if the system is not fixed. The government funded Medicare and Medicaid programs are the largest insurance companies in the country and the best place to start is with fixing them. In August 1989, I became the commanding officer of the Air Force Hospital at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. My goal was to make the hospital the best that it could be. I was there for six years. Four of those years the hospital was recognized as being in the top 10% in the Air Force by earning consecutive Outstanding Unit Awards. Six months after I left, the Air Force IG team gave the hospital the second highest rating in its history. While it would be nice to take the credit for that success, I can’t really do so. The credit belongs to the men and women who made things happen. The guidebook that I used as the blueprint for the effort was called “Curing Health Care,” by Dr. Don Berwick, which was published in 1990. Dr. Berwick created a road map for improving the way we do business in medicine. He looked at processes and worked to make them better. The focus was

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Involvement, accessibility are keys for Rep. Dan Short By Tony E. Windsor

The last word you would use to describe Delaware legislator Dan Short, is “complacent.” Short, a four-year member of the Delaware House of Representatives, and current Minority Whip, seems to use any opportunity at his disposal to communicate with his constituency. Whether it be hosting his monthly coffee meeting at the Seaford Pizza King, posting information on his personal website, sending countless e-mails, publishing an electronic legislative bulletin, or soliciting input through a district mail-in survey, Short seems to be obsessed with being accessible to constituents. In a day and time when public confidence in government is at an all-time low, Short may very well be on to something. Following a recent Friday morning gathering at Pizza King, a member of those attending Short’s coffee meeting, Charlie Green, of Blades, shared his feelings about the 19th District representative. Green, a member of the Blades Town Council, said of Short, “I can’t say enough good about Danny Short. Danny truly has the people’s best interest at heart and works hard to represent the people of Delaware. There is no doubt that he wants to do a good job for the people; it shows. He is a wonderful human being and most importantly, he is a friend.” Short’s energy as a state legislator is evident in his public persona as a hands-on politician. The fact that Short extends an ear to his constituency in and of itself does not guarantee a satisfied public. It is more importantly whether those exchanges have results. Claude Massey, of Seaford, who serves on the state Institutional Release Board representing Sussex County, also attends Shorts morning coffees and says he feels Short works hard and comes through as a legislator. “I serve on the Hill-n-Dale Homeowners Association,” Massey said. “We asked Danny to address our group and he showed up, but he wasn’t alone. He brought members of the Delaware State Police and the Department of Natural Resources. He was well represented. He does a great job, the best I have ever seen.” Short began his political career in 1995, when he served four years on the City of

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Seaford Mayor and Council. Before that, he was already active with the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, where he had served since 1975. In 1985, he was named Chief of the SVFD. As fire chief, Short was also appointed to serve on the Seaford Planning and Zoning Committee and as an officer with the Sussex County Fire Chief’s Association. Short’s involvement with the fire service, much like his political career, has been very active. He was appointed to the Accountability and Ethics committee of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association. He was also appointed to the Financial Advisory Board by the Delaware State Fire Commission to advise the MidSussex Rescue Squad. He was inducted into the Delaware Fire Service Firefighters Hall of Fame in 1982. In 1977, Short and two other firefighters, Jeff Todd and Earl Conaway were swimming when they heard a fire emergency call reporting a possible drowning at Williams Pond in Seaford. Short and his companions rushed to the scene and found a man flailing in the pond about to go under. The three men swam 75 yards out, pulling the man into a boat and administering CPR. For his efforts, Short was awarded the Heroic Fireman of the Year award by the Delaware State Chief’s Association. In 2006, after four terms as Seaford’s mayor, beginning with his landslide victory in March 1998 where he captured 95 percent of the vote to become Seaford’s third mayor in more than 30 years, Short decided he would test the waters and run for state office. His first state campaign was an unsuccessful bid for the state senator against incumbent Robert Venables, who won the race and still holds this position. Undaunted by his lack of success in the Senate race, Short learned of former State Representative Evelyn “Tina” Fallon’s decision to step down as 19th District representative and sought that seat. Short won and is now in his second term. In the House, he serves on several committees including the Revenue & Finance Committee, Economic Development Banking/Insurance Committee, House Subcommittee Manufactured Housing Committee and Veteran’s Affairs Committee. A small business person himself, Short owns Short Insurance Associates, LLC, a Seaford business that has been in operation

State Rep. Danny Short (right) talks with colleague Rep. Dave Wilson, of Bridgeville, at Shorts Legislative Hall office in Dover. Photo by Tony Windsor

for more than 35 years. Experiencing the issues and challenges facing small businesses, Short found the state legislature a great place to help seek support for small business owners. Last year, Short joined with upstate colleague Rep. Byron Short, a Democrat from Highland Woods, to organize the House Small Business Caucus. Short said it is important to recognize the role that small business plays in the state’s economy. He said according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the latest Census data indicates that businesses in Delaware that employ less than 20 employees make up about 80 percent of the firms in the state. Over the last year, the bi-partisan Small Business Caucus has held meetings with small business owners, local Chamber of Commerce and trade associations in all three counties to gain input on how best to address issues facing the businesses. “I want to thank the small business owners throughout the state who have been instrumental in helping to craft our legislative agenda,” Short said. “Their input has been invaluable. We know that there are a number of issues facing small business owners in Delaware and we are hopeful that our agenda will begin the process of addressing their concerns.” Short said he

knows there is more work to be done, but he believes the legislative initiatives will be a good start in providing a more business-friendly environment in the state. Likewise, being in the insurance industry for almost four decades has helped Short have an insider’s view of the role insurers should play in supporting their clients. He is crafting a piece of legislation in the House to help assure that health insurance companies do not deny health claims for procedures that are ultimately deemed necessary. The bill, which has not been introduced in the House at present, “requires an insurer who denies coverage for a procedure or test as medically unnecessary, to reimburse an insured for all expenses, including outof-pocket expenses, if the insured pays for the procedure or test and the procedure or test is proven to be medically necessary.” The bill also includes the procedures to be used when the Insurance Commissioner has reason to believe that an insurance company has engaged in an unfair practice, such as denying coverage as medically unnecessary. Short says it is important that as a representative in the House of Representatives, he be willing and able to “wear multiple hats.” He feels the role of

Local libraries in need of funding Americans have turned to their libraries to find information about future employment and educational opportunities. Since the recession took hold in December 2007, the local library has become a lifeline with technology training and workshops on topics that range from resume writing to job interview skills. All of this is in addition to the traditional free access to books, newspapers,

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magazines, CDs and DVDs. With more businesses and government agencies requiring applicants to apply on

line, the library has become of tremendous value. Civil service exam materials and other software resources are also offered in the library. Library construction has continued to flourish as a result of monies earmarked years ago. Concerns for the environment have also encouraged new renovations. Funding is needed to support these trends. *This consists of excerpts from an American Library Association release.

MORNING STAR • ApRIl 29 - MAy 5, 2010 the legislature is not simply to write new legislation, but also help represent the citizens of Delaware as advocates. “When I look at small businesses, for instance, I think one of the greatest assets we can provide is to help make it easier to own and operate a small business in Delaware,” he said. “We need to be there to help cut the red tape and help make the process of starting a new business less cumbersome.” “We are not suggesting that people who can’t pay their loan debt be given a loan, we just want to make it easier for the small business people who are trying to maintain operations are able to have it a little easier to get the funds they need,” he said. “We are a small state, but we have to do our part on the national level. Delaware has the number two spot in the country [Vice President Joseph Biden]. As a member of the National Governor’s Association, Gov. [Jack] Markell has a great opportunity to have the ear of the vice president.” Short said he views the economic development of his own western Sussex County to be a priority item on his legislative plate. He feels fortunate to have gained political posture as Minority Whip in his two terms. “I am able to meet with the Governor every two weeks,” he said. “It is extremely important that government be involved in the opportunities to help develop the state economically. The Chrysler [Newark Chrysler Assembly] plant is gone, but we now have the University of Delaware using that site. The former Valero [Delaware City refinery] has now been sold and planned for reopening. In both cases Delaware faced the loss of significant businesses, but has been able to keep operations of the facilities. There is no doubt that having the state government at the table was beneficial in providing the positive outcome.” Short refers to the expansion of the University of Delaware back in 2009 when it bought the former Newark Chrysler plant and converted it into laboratories and other science and research facilities. The other example involves the sale of the Valero Energy site at the Delaware City refinery to subsidiaries of PBF Energy Partners for a reported $220 million. Valero had announced late last year that it would halt operations at the refinery and lay off 550 employees. Gov. Jack Markell’s administration became active in working toward a sale and reopening of the refinery. PBF is planning major maintenance to the refinery and plans a restart in 2011.

Short sees his role as a legislator in the same light. He speaks about local opportunities such as helping the City of Seaford fill its existing business park and considering the lands formerly occupied by DuPont to be used for another business park location. He has also been vocal about how he views the use of the land that houses the Seaford Golf and County Club. Short suggests the land be converted into open park space and include a full-service recreational outlet for all people, not just the golfing community. “Seaford would have a place that people can come to and enjoy a public pool, tennis courts and a barbecue area,” he said. Short said he feels supporting jobs for people on the western side of the county is a priority for him as a legislator. “Everything else pales in comparison,” he said. “Getting jobs solves a lot of problems. When DuPont left Seaford it impacted not only our economy overall, but our schools as well. The economy is crucial. People need jobs.” Though he supports growth, Short says it is vital that the growth is planned and controlled. “We should have growth but it needs to be controlled and sustained. It needs to be planned and not at the expense of current taxpayers,” he said. “Our roads need to be greatly improved. Suggestions have been made and they need to be implemented now and not after it is too late. All you have to do is ride Route 13 on the weekend or travel to the east side of the County to see what is headed our way. We need to address this issue now. Otherwise we will never be able to catch up. I plan to help replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.” While recognizing new businesses and jobs are paramount to the state and local economy, Short says it should not necessarily be in the form of new gambling operations. He said there are currently seven different proposals in the state for gambling operations, including those in Millsboro and Delmar. House Bill 194, which opens the door to gambling operations in Delaware, in addition to those already operating in Dover, Harrington and Delaware Park, died for lack of support and is expected to be revisited in the upcoming legislative session. Short introduced an amendment to H.B. 194 (Amendment 5) which removes the retired judicial officer, retired banker, and retired law enforcement officer, all appointed by the Governor, from the Sussex County Lottery Redevelopment

State Representative Danny Short spends time with his granddaughter, Kaylee Lynne, 2, at his insurance office in Seaford. Photo by Tony Windsor

Committee and replaces them with two members appointed by the president of Sussex County Council and one member appointed by the vice-president of Sussex County Council. It also designates the Secretary of Finance as the chair of the Sussex committee. “Essentially, it gives more local oversight to the process,” Short said. The future of H.B. 194 is uncertain as it must also face the scrutiny of the Delaware Senate should it pass in the House. Since becoming a member of the Delaware House of Representatives, Short has found some things that surprised him about the political process, but overall he considers it rewarding. “I thought there would be more time to plan the House agendas, but with 41 different souls that simply does not happen,” he said. “But I find my work rewarding because I have the opportunity to solve problems for people such as a property drainage issue, or a child support issue. You can’t do everything, but you do what you can and try to at minimum, respond.” One constituent, Bill Murphy, a registered Democrat, who also attends the Friday morning coffees at Seaford Pizza King sums up his feelings about Short, “I am a Democrat, but when I vote I vote for the candidate and his ideas and where he or she stands. I support Danny Short because he has great life philosophies and he is really working to make a difference.”

Historical Society and Manor House program By Anne Nesbitt

On Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, the Seaford Historical Society and the Manor House will sponsor a program featuring local historian and writer, James Diehl. He will highlight his book, Remembering Sussex County: From Zwaanendael to King Chicken” with photographs and a wealth of information about local places and people. Diehl’s early childhood years were spent in Seaford with graduation from

Laurel High School in 1988. He studied journalism at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, graduating in 1991. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1995 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He says he moved away from and back to Seaford five times, having lived in Ohio, Virginia, Arkansas and Indiana. It was when he reached the stage in his life when he was ready to raise a family that he decided Seaford was where he preferred to live. He now shares his home with his wife and two daughters.

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He has had extensive experience in newspaper and public relations fields and is now a free-lance journalist. His name will be recognized for his articles in the Seaford and Laurel Star entitled “Heroes Series.” Diehl’s newest book, “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware” as well as “Remembering Sussex” are for sale in the Seaford Historical Society bookshops. This program is open to the public. There is no charge. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 302-629-9828.

Short and his wife of over 36 years, Debbie, have a daughter, April and a sonin-law Aaron; both are in the family insurance business. The Shorts have two granddaughters, Lexie Carolyn Popelas, 9 and Kaylee Lynne Popelas, 2 and a grandson, Caden Patton Popelas, 3. When he is not working at the insurance office or at Legislative Hall, Short enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and riding his Harley Davidson in his spare time.


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Letters to the Editor

Planning continues for AFRAM

Greetings from the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival. We are well on our way planning this year’s awesome event, which takes place Friday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Nutter Park in Seaford. Our web page traffic is high, and we now have a Facebook page. One of the highlights of our festival is the unique cultural vendors and extraordinary ethnic foods. In years past, vendors have taken advantage of our early bird special rates, and we would like to extend this wonderful opportunity to you. The Eastern Shore AFRAM committee would love to have you participate in this year’s festival. It is an excellent opportunity for you to provide a community service and to expose your business and broaden potential clientele. Download the 2010 Vendors Application online at www.easternshoreafram. org and return it postmarked no later than May 1. If you have any questions, call us at 628-1908. Pat A. Jones

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Voting for Frank Parks

I have had the pleasure to work with Frank Parks on a few recent community

endeavors, and each time I speak with him, I find that his love for the kids in this community keeps growing. Frank has been very active with Seaford High School promoting Christian values through Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been very active in organizing local church and civic groups to sponsor the many teams at the high school. Student athletes now see that their community cares and prays for them on a regular basis. This is so important because these children are not only learning that we as a community see their efforts as important and worthwhile, but we value them as individuals and want to encourage each athlete to be a future leader in this community. Last year was the first year in a long time that the school had a Baccalaureate Service, and that was because of Frank’s dedication and hard efforts to make that vision a reality. Most recently, Seaford High School hosted the Christian event, “The Silver Ring Thing.” Nearly 700 students from all over Delmarva converged on Seaford to witness this nationally acclaimed group promote abstinence. Over 200 kids at the “show” made the decision of purity until their wedding night. This event would not have happened without Frank Parks vigorously standing up for Christian values in the local high school. Moving forward, I know Frank has

great plans and ideas for the local schools to interact even more in our community. I applaud Frank and his dedication to “our kids” and I encourage everyone to go vote on May 11 for Frank Parks as a new member on the Seaford School Board. He definitely has my vote! Dawn Wallace

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Thank you

As a member of the Seaford Historical Society, I am writing to thank you for the generous space you have given to Anne Nesbitt’s articles about our house and church tour and luncheon on April 10. We are very dependent on newspaper articles to promote our activities, and we are most grateful for your moral support. Jane Watson


Where’s the responsibility lie?

The death-penalty is not at all inhumane. Besides the enormous costs to keep the monsters alive, keeping them for such long times before execution certainly sends the wrong message to everyone— potential murderers, victims’ families, “good people.” Just be extremely sure that the prisoner on death row is indeed the perpetrator. Penny Atkins is indeed accurate, so

far as she reports. But she reports about hardships for $200,000 incomes. What about the poor folk getting $30,000; is less money more capable? She correctly cites the responsibility of finances, and that hard choices must be made. Are these responsibilities and hard choices only by and at the expense of the “plain ‘ole people,” or does the lion’s share of responsibility reside with the upper levels of both business and government, where the wealth rightly or wrongly accumulates? If these upper echelons fail to disabuse themselves of their pernicious practices, there is but the government to try to do so, by default. And does the government get it right? Do we want government directing manufacturing, sales, medicine and doctors, finances, agriculture, religion, etc.? I certainly don’t. Government has messed up enough, even when it doesn’t try. But, if the powerful don’t police themselves, government fills the void. In case Penny is not aware, we are already being washed into the sea, by the above and other clandestine forces. Jack Lucia


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Working to improve the business climate in Delaware By State Rep. Daniel B. Short Minority Whip, 39th District

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About a year ago, I helped esThis legislation is tablish a bipartisan legislative panel with the primary goal of addressing designed to create a issues related to small businesses friendlier regulatory in Delaware. Together, State Representative environment for small Bryon Short – who, like me, is a businesses. small business owner in Delaware – and I organized the ad hoc House of Representatives Small Business Caucus. Throughout this past year, Business Caucus crafted its legislative inithe Small Business Caucus met with small tiatives for this session. business owners across the state gathering The legislative plan includes the folinput on how the state can strengthen the lowing action items: small business environment. • Leveling the playing field for in-state  Last fall, the Small Business Caucus contractors – Two bills will be introduced held meetings in each of the three counthat are aimed at ensuring the success of ties to hear directly from Delaware’s small Delaware contractors. business owners, as well as representatives These bills will make sure that Delafrom the various Chambers of Commerce ware treats out-of-state contractors, parand trade associations throughout the state. ticularly when it comes to licensing, in As a result of those meetings, the Small the same manner Delaware contractors are

treated when doing work in other states. • Increasing regulatory flexibility – This  legislation is designed to create a friendlier regulatory environment for small businesses. • Improving small business lending –  This House Resolution calls on Delaware’s Congressional Delegation to examine the issues relating to the obstacles small businesses face in trying to obtain a small business loan and work to develop solutions. • Revising Delaware’s LIFT (Limited  Investment for Financial Traction) program – Delaware’s LIFT program uses money from the state’s Strategic Fund to subsidize the interest on small business loans. Suggestions on how to improve the LIFT program are being recommended. • Reforming healthcare insurance –  This initiative includes enacting several reform measures, including legislation which I am sponsoring that will provide an analysis of the comprehensive Workers’

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Final Word

Tea Party movement

The First Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech for all Americans, is being currently exercised by informal groups called the “tea party movement.” On April 15, hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens met in cities all across the nation, including a throng of about 300 tea party activists in Rehoboth Beach. They met to protest the growth of government, coming higher taxes, the new health care law, redistribution of wealth, and other initiatives planned by the Obama administration. WMDT reported that Delaware tea party members are unhappy about the amount of money the government is taking from them in taxes and, more importantly, how it is being spent. The tea party movement was ignored for nearly a year, but now is being vilified by both the government and much of the press. Recently, after passage of health care legislation, Democrat members of Congress criticized “tea party” protestors in Washington who had the audacity to challenge a new law, with no bipartisan support, which will affect one sixth of the economy and virtually every American. President Obama’s supporters and occasionally the president himself have warned us that the tea party movement is full of hate mongers and racists. At least, the rhetoric has changed somewhat. After the

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April 15 demonstrations, the president said he was “amused.” The naysayers could not be further from the truth: Tea party gatherings have been large and vocal, but not hateful. The Democrats are using hate rhetoric to marginalize legitimate protest. For example, members of the Black Caucus complained that they were cursed at and one, Representative Emmanuel Cleaver (D) Missouri, claimed he was spat on, as they paraded towards the Capitol building to vote on historic health care legislation. Tea party protestors complained that the incident never happened, and videos did not pick up any racist language. Representative Cleaver was unable to identify the alleged spitter and no arrest was made. Representative Barney Frank was the subject of a disgusting homophobic slur, but it only occurred after the representative hurled an epithet at one of the protestors that included the “f” word, hardly appropriate language for a Congressman. After the health care bill was passed and dust settled, representatives of the Democrat Party paraded their concerns to a willing media about how they had been threatened and now feared reprisals for passing the bill. Republican minority leader, John Boehner, rightfully condemned the protestors, based on information he had received from the media. Those who protest in America have a solemn responsibility to be civil and


engage in orderly protests in the tradition of our founding fathers. Many of us have grave concerns about the future of our nation, and legitimate objections to the radical agenda of the Obama administration. Local tea party members are urging lawmakers to support House Bill 353 that would allow Delawareans to opt out of national health care. An overwhelming majority of tea party members are solid citizens, who believe in America and the rule of law. They include Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Libertarians. One sign in Rehoboth read, “I’m not a racist, just scared.” Recently a Time Magazine survey indicated tea party members have a higher education and income than the average American. Their goals are to work diligently to elect public officials in November who believe in the Constitution and limited government, and vote to unseat President Obama in 2012. The time has come for a civil dialogue from both sides about the future of the United States of America. The president has sufficient margins in Congress to pass any legislation he wants. After his success in health care, immigration reform (i.e. amnesty) and energy reform (i.e. cap and trade and skyrocketing cost of energy) are next on his agenda. The tea party movement now advocates a “Contract from America,” reminding us of Newt Gingrich’s 1994 “Contract with

America.” The message: telling our elected leaders they will pay a huge price — their jobs — for supporting the president’s radical agenda to “transform America.” It’s the American way. Fred Seth Seaford

Vital Stats

Federal Debt as of April 26, 2010 at 9:50 p.m. $12,890,221,308,178 Population of United States 308,267,514 Each citizen’s share of debt $41,815 The average citizen’s share of debt decreased $14 in the past six days. The debt decreased by almost $2.8 billion and the population increased by 41,815.

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When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

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When fightng the monster, don’t become the monster.

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