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News HEROES - In time of greatest need, firemen are like family. Page 8 HONORS - Doctors are honored at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Page 10 BUSINESS - Seaford legislator works to level the playing field. Page 12 POLICE - New threat comes in the shape of a soda bottle. Page 13 OPENING - Flex World Fitness festival includes James Diehl book signing. Page 14 HEALTH - Children’s Tree benefits Nanticoke Health Services fund. Page 15 ENTERTAINMENT - Celebrity performers sign up for the Delaware State Fair. Page 20 MOTORISTS - Do you qualify as one of America’s worst drivers? Page 28 WARNING - Small businesses should beware of firms that charge fees for help. Page 38 EDUCATION - State receives Race to the Top funding. Page 46
Sports GREAT START - The Seaford boys’ tennis team moved to 4-0 with a pair of wins last week. Page 39 STARS OF THE WEEk - A Seaford boys’ tennis player and a Seaford boys’ track athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41
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HOUSE TOURS - The tour of five historic houses, four involved with the Ross family, takes place this Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Governor William Henry Harrison Ross having opened his newly built residence. See details on page 48.
Seaford voters will decide school district referendum By Lynn R. Parks
Taxpayers in the Seaford School District will go to the polls Tuesday in a referendum on a proposed tax increase. If they give the OK to the tax increase, they will pay an additional 5.88 cents per $100 of assessed property value. For the average homeowner in the district, that would mean an additional $10 a year. Property owners pay school taxes based on county assessments. Average property assessment in the district is about $16,000. The additional revenue would help pay for new roofs for Central
Elementary, Seaford Middle and West Seaford Elementary schools, as well as a new roof for the gym at the Seaford Middle School. It would also pay to replace elevators in Seaford Middle School and Seaford High School. The state would pay 73 percent of the cost of the roof replacement and elevator projects. Approval of the referendum will also give the OK for construction of a wing on Central Elementary School to accommodate the district’s elementary students who are orthopedically handicapped. Those students
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Bridgeville firemen celebrating 100th
Bridgeville Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration is this Saturday, April 10. The anniversary parade will get underway at 1 p.m. and will march along Main and Market streets to the fire hall. An open house will take place at the fire hall following the parade. The fire company will dedicate its new apparatus storage building on Delaware Avenue. The building includes a display area with the company’s restored 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine and antique hose cart. The dedication will be held after the parade. The fire company traces its roots back to Dec. 14, 1909, when 63 men, all residents of Bridgeville, met in the old Opera House on Market Street and volunteered to join a town fire company. On Dec. 17, the men elected officers and on Dec. 21, 1909, the men accepted a constitution and bylaws.
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PAVE to honor volunteers with annual service awards
Serving over 5,000 students at the opening ceremonies at the D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, PAVE members showed youth how to create their own kites that mimicked the structure of a manta ray. PAVE kicked off their volunteer season in style with the AFS students representing what PAVE stands for, a commitment to youth. PAVE (Peers Actively Volunteering and Educating) has a long proud history of volunteer service. Volunteers are working to meet the needs of their neighborhoods and the community by assisting with the Blades, Vince Morris Trail and Soroptomist Park Gardens, introducing exchange students into the community and involving younger children into the community of volunteering. In recognition of these outstanding achievements, PAVE is proud to announce the availability of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment. Established in 2003, this new award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months. PAVE and Seaford’s Key Club have teamed with hundreds of organizations and businesses across the country to deliver this award to outstanding volunteers. “PAVE and Key Club are extremely proud to join the President of the United States in recognizing the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Harry Brake, advisor of PAVE and Seaford’s Key
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Serving over 5,000 students at the opening ceremonies at the D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, PAVE members showed youth how to create their own kites that mimicked the structure of a manta ray.
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Kelly’s Crusaders sets $5,000 goal for Multiple Sclerosis walk
By Lynn R. Parks
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a vision: a world without the debilitating disease. In its own words, it is “moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure.” At the same time, the society, founded in 1946, helps people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system. It provides information to patients and their families about ways of managing the symptoms of MS and can assist in paying for wheelchair ramps, chairs for the shower and lessons in driving a specially-equipped car. The society can also help pay for respite care, so that a patient’s caregiver can get a day off now and then. “The National MS Society has been wonderful to me and my family,” said Kelly Griffith, Seaford, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003 and who is confined to a wheelchair. For the seventh year, Griffith will participate in a walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The three-mile walk, part of Walk MS Delaware, will be Friday, April 30, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Joining her will be her three daughters, Katey, 23, of Smyrna, Kristian, 11 and a fifth-grader at Laurel Intermediate School, and Alexa, 8 and in the second grade at North Laurel Elementary School. As she had for several walks, Griffith
will head up a team of walkers, Kelly’s Crusaders. She hopes that at least 20 people join the team. She is also sending out fundraising letters, asking for donations to the society. Last year, she and her team collected $4,900, making them the top fundraising team in the walk. She hopes to raise at least $5,000 this year. “I want to give back to the MS Society for all that they do for me and my family,” Griffith said. Last year was the first year that Heritage Shores hosted a walk to benefit the National MS Society. “It is a wonderful place to walk,” Griffith said. “It is safe and the sidewalks are nice and easy to walk on.” As an added treat, the golfing community serves a buffet dinner after the walk to all the participants. “That really made the walk special,” Griffith said. For your information A walk to benefit the Delaware chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be Friday, April 30, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration will start at 5 p.m. and the walk will start at 6 p.m. Participant Kelly Griffith, Seaford, is heading a team, Kelly’s Crusaders. Donations to the team can be sent to her at 28874 Johnson’s Drive, Seaford DE 19973. For details, call her at 875-5735 or visit www.msdelaware.org.
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currently meet in four classrooms in Frederick Douglass Elementary School. The state would pay 100 percent of the cost of that construction. Total project cost would be about $6.6 million. Of that, the district would pay $1.172 million and the state the balance. Donna Blackburn, director of administrative services, finance and payroll, said that if the referendum is approved, the state portion of the costs will have to be approved as part of the 2010-2011 bond bill. “We have every indication, due to the nature of the referendum, that [the money]
would be provided,” she added. Bonds for the project would be paid off over 20 years. Tax rates would decline during the life of the bonds. For your information A Seaford School District tax referendum will be Tuesday, April 13. Voting will take place in the district office, 390 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters must live in the district, be 18 or older and be citizens of the United States and the state of Delaware. For additional information, visit the district’s Web site, www.seaford.k12.de.us.
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Trees along Shipley Street fall victim to disease By Lynn R. Parks
Two large sycamore trees that towered over houses and other trees on Shipley Street in Seaford are there no more. Owners Ralph and Mary Mahan had them cut down last week after their roots got into the Mahans’ water pipes. “We had had minimal water supply for quite a while,” said Mary Mahan. “But we didn’t know what was the cause until we saw water bubbling up around the roots of the trees.” On Monday, workers with M.R. Hare Plumbing were to start the process of excavating the water pipes and then replacing them with new conduits. “Of course, we haven’t seen the old pipes yet,” Mahan said. “But we assume that the tree roots stopped them up then eventually broke them.” Mahan said that the trees were there when she and her husband bought their home in 1958. She believes that they were planted when the house was built in the early 1940s. The trees were cut down by John’s Tree Service in Seaford. Company owner John Liammayty said that each tree was about 95 feet tall. Workers took away all the wood and brought in topsoil to fill the holes left when the roots were pulled out of the ground. In addition to having roots where they didn’t belong, the trees also were suffering from disease, Mahan said. And during this winter’s storm, they lost a fair number of branches. “I was always afraid that a branch would fall on the cars that are parked in the driveway next door,” Mahan said. Mahan said that after all the trouble they caused, she was glad to see the trees go. And she doesn’t anticipate planting any trees to take their place. “After all these years, the house will finally get the morning sun,” she said.
One of the two large sycamore trees rests near the sidewalk after being cut down last week. The trees were more than 90 feet tall and had been growing at the residence along Shipley Street for decades. They fell victim to disease and had become a threat to the safety of the homeowners. Photo by Daniel Richardson
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Business Legal climate best in the nation
A new national survey ranks Delaware’s litigation environment number one in the country for fairness. The survey, Lawsuit Climate 2010: Ranking the States, released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), shows that Delaware has led the other 49 states since the survey was first conducted in 2002. “We applaud Delaware for maintaining its well-deserved reputation for having a reasonable legal climate,” said Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. “However, it must remain vigilant to sustain an environment that attracts businesses and jobs to the state.” Rickard noted that two-thirds, or 67%, of the 1,482 corporate lawyers contacted for the survey say a state’s lawsuit environment is likely to impact important business decisions at their company, such as where to locate or expand their business, up 10% from just three years ago. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive by telephone and online from October 2009 to January 2010 for the Institute for Legal Reform. Respondents — general counsels and senior attorneys or executives in companies with annual revenues of at least $100 million — rank Delaware as number one in eight of the 10 categories in the report; only in juries’ fairness (5th) and damages (2nd) does the state not hold the top spot.
Lewis rejoins BesTemps
David Leone, president of Blue Hen Staffing, t/a BesTemps of Seaford, has recently welcomed back Charlene Lewis as a staffing coordinator. Lewis originally started with BesTemps in the Salisbury corporate office in June Lewis 2004. After a move to North Carolina in June 2007, she recently returned to the Delmarva Peninsula and was recruited to the Seaford BesTemps office. Lewis’ position requires her to work in a joint effort with six BesTemps branches in Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina to support their business and sales efforts. She serves as a liaison between the company’s major and high volume clients ensuring all their staffing needs are met. She serves as company representative to area businesses and the Seaford Chamber of Commerce.
Mom & Dad’s Night Out
The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown hosts Mom & Dad’s Night Out on the fourth Saturday of every month at 6 p.m. Children ages 2-10 dine (from a special Little Brickster $8 menu) in a private dining room supervised by staff, and for two hours will have dinner, do crafts, watch movies and play games while Mom and Dad enjoy an evening of fine dining, just outside the door. Cost is a minimum 25% gratuity to Mom and Dad’s meal. The next Mom & Dad’s Night Out is Saturday, April 24. Advance reservations
are required and can be made by calling The Brick Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, located at 18 The Circle in Georgetown, at 856-1836.
Bar management course offered
Acquire the skills necessary to obtain employment as a bar manager in a course offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants will learn how to manage liquor supplies; hire, fire and schedule employees; plan marketing strategies; deal with vendors; and find entertainment. Course will also cover public relations, food service and local/state ordinances and laws that apply to establishments. Course instructor Juliet McCreary has been employed as a professional facilities manager for bars and restaurants since 1996. Classes will be held on Mondays, April 12 to May 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students who successfully complete this sixsession course will receive a certificate of completion. Graduates can use their training to obtain employment in the restaurant/hospitality field or add to their existing skills in the hospitality field. For more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Ag Guide signs available
The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) has announced that farmers
are now able to purchase Ag Guide signs from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT). These signs will help farmers and agribusinesses attract and direct visitors to agritourism destinations such as UPick sites, on-farm markets, farmers’ markets and farm tour sites. Ag Guide signs may be purchased by farmers who meet eligibility requirements determined by DDA and will be placed within State of Delaware rights-of-way according to guidelines jointly developed by DDA and DELDOT. Applications to purchase Ag Guide signs may be found online (www.dda.delaware.gov) under Hot Topics or you may call Lisa Falconetti at 302-698-4500.
Delmarva Power awards $10,000
Teachers from 24 schools in Maryland and Delaware have money to spend on energy-related lessons thanks to Delmarva Power. The utility company recently awarded $10,338 in grants to support school projects that focus on issues such as energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy and several other topics.
The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons and implementing special classroom projects that are not typically supported by school funding. Grant applications were made available to teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and 10 counties in Maryland. Delmarva Power has awarded approximately $198,000 in grant money to local schools for energy-related projects over the last 20 years. A grant was awarded to the following area school: Kathy Desautels, Blades Elementary, Program: Recycling Kids.
Road to Recovery clinics
The Delaware District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is conducting a series of clinics to help small business owners access resources and prepare for the economic recovery. The SBA Road to Recovery Clinics will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at the Millsboro Civic Center in Millsboro, and on Friday, April 23 at Delaware Technical and Community College’s Terry Campus in Dover from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free, but registration is required. Business owners should email their names and business contact information to James Provo at firstname.lastname@example.org and identify which event they are attending. For more information, call Provo at the SBA Delaware District Office at 302573-6294, ext. 221, or visit their website, www.sba.gov/de.
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In time of greatest need, firemen are like family By James Diehl
hristmas Eve 1989 is a day Alan Schweitzer will never, ever forget. Watching his wife slip into a demoralizing coma was accompanied by a feeling of total helplessness and sorrow – he realized at that point that he couldn’t do anything else on his own; he needed help. He knew just who to call, and he was anything but disappointed when his friends from the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department picked up on the other end of the telephone. It may have been Christmas Eve, there may have been a snowstorm outside and the men may have had families at home ready to celebrate the holiday, but none of that mattered just then. A fellow fireman was in need, and they had to get the job done. “What they did for me that night was beyond expression,” says Schweitzer, whose wife needed immediate ambulance transportation from Dover to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. “To me, that was the ultimate sign of friendship and caring. Those guys became family to me after that.” A few days before Christmas that year, Jennifer Schweitzer came down with a sudden case of spinal meningitis with encephalitis – it caused sudden and dramatic changes in her behavior and altered not only her life, but also the lives of her loved ones. She was rushed to the hospital, but the pressure on her brain progressively became worse and eventually led to a three-and-a-half month coma. Her husband had just joined the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and he quickly learned how loyal firemen in southern Delaware are to one another. “Everybody pitched in. They wanted to make sure I had somebody to talk to; it gave me an outlet,” says Schweitzer, a 1973 graduate of Laurel High School and a long-time member of the fire department. “In my job with the fire department, I saw people at their worst. But now I was experiencing it firsthand; it was tough.” What Schweitzer witnessed that night at Kent General Hospital in Dover made his commitment to help others even stronger. He had already signed up to work on the fire department’s ambulance crew a few months earlier at the prodding of friends, but this experience, this difficult time in his life, renewed his passion for community service. “It just gave me a very different per-
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@ mspublications.com spective on things,” he says. “Even today, when I’m transporting someone, I try to comfort and talk to them and even hold hands or pray with them. I just try to do whatever I can to help them, as well as their families.” Born in Indiana, Schweitzer spent most of his boyhood years in Ohio. As a high school senior in 1972, he moved to the Laurel area when his father was transferred to the Millsboro branch of National Cash Register. As a fan and prospective future student of Ohio State University, the thought of moving to tiny Delaware was initially quite troublesome for Schweitzer. He soon learned, however, what many in Sussex County have known for years – living here is not like living anywhere else in the world. “I just fell in love with it here. I was pretty apprehensive about going to a new school, but I made all kinds of friends and really felt very comfortable here,” he says. “I’ve considered Delaware my home ever since.” After graduating from high school, attending Delaware State College and later marrying his high school sweetheart, Schweitzer bought a home in Laurel and settled down. Then in 1989, his friends “coerced” him into joining the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, and he’s been giving back to the community ever since. “Some of my friends who I went to school with were in the fire company and they kept saying that since I worked here and I lived here, that I should be in the fire company,” Schweitzer remembers. “For a couple of months, they kept dropping off applications until one day they said they weren’t leaving until I filled one out.” Planning nothing more than a probationary year of “going through the hoops,” Schweitzer would up riding in an ambulance along with Greg Wilson, then a Continued to page nine
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rescue captain with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed the real-life situations and having the ability to help people who genuinely needed it. Soon after, he was the one who needed help, and the tables were turned. Jennifer Schweitzer was in the hospital for nearly a year undergoing extensive rehabilitation, basically learning how to redo much of what she had learned decades earlier as a child. Through it all, the men and women of the fire department were never far away. “Sometimes, I’d come home from work and there would be a basket of food sitting on our porch,” says Schweitzer, who was also raising a young daughter at the time. “They even put on a big benefit and raised about $15,000 to help us out.” Since those troubling days in 1989 and 1990, Schweitzer has responded to more than 1,000 ambulance calls in and around Laurel. He was also named the Sussex County Ambulance Captain of the Year in 1995. In those 20 years of service, he’s seen fatal car accidents, horrific fires and dozens of cardiac arrests. He’s even delivered babies and held people’s hands in their final moments of life. The days he spends working as a paramedic in Ocean City, Md., are paid, but the hundreds of hours he’s spent in an ambulance in his adopted hometown of Laurel have been strictly volunteer. He loves what he does, and it shows in the commitment and passion he has for his work. Some days, obviously, are more dif-
ficult than others. “I’ve been involved with several fatalities, but probably the hardest one I’ve had was going to a call where this family had kids who all slept in one bed, including an infant,” Schweitzer recalls. “An 8-year-old child rolled over in his sleep and smothered the baby. I just kept thinking how hard it must have been for that child growing up with that memory.” Through some of the job’s tougher moments, maintaining a clear and level head is something that’s easier said than done. But it has to be that way, less the situation be made even worse. Schweitzer focuses on his training when things become a bit too much to handle. The time for grieving or venting can come later, and it often does. “I remember we had a motor vehicle accident on the highway one time where the whole family was killed,” Schweitzer recalls. “We finished up about 8 in the morning and we had a cleanup day at Old Christ Church that same day. It was probably about 1 o’clock and I was raking leaves when all of a sudden I just started bawling like a baby. It was just so overwhelming.” Schweitzer has witnessed more tough situations than he cares to remember, but he tries to focus on the fact that he’s there to help in whatever way he can. His expertise is needed, and he’s there to do his job. There are other moments, however, where he’s forced to just stand back and catch his breath, while trying not to chuckle and maintaining his professionalism as best as he can. Times like the day he was called to a
Deadline extended to May 1 for home buyer tax credits if purchase is under contract The U.S. Department of the Treasury reminds potential homeowners that they have less than one month left to take advantage of the First Time Homebuyer (FTHB) tax credit before it expires. The FTHB credit provides qualifying taxpayers with up to $8,000 to buy a new home and is available for home purchases under contract before May 1, 2010. In Delaware, more than 4,500 people have already collected $34,658,207 in First-Time Homebuyer Credits. Last year, more than 700,000 taxpayers were able to buy their first home with assistance from the Recovery Act expansion of the First Time Homebuyer Credit. Overall, nearly 1.8 million taxpayers have collected $12.6 billion in tax credits to buy a home, due largely to the Recovery Act. The Recovery Act expanded the First Time Homebuyer credit by increasing the credit amount to $8,000 for purchases made before Dec. 1, 2009. The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act,
which became law on Nov. 6, 2009, extended the deadline and expanded eligibility to help more American taxpayers. The new deadline extended eligibility to taxpayers who have a binding contract to purchase a home before May 1, 2010, and who close on the home before July 1, 2010. Taxpayers who are long-time residents of the same home are also eligible for a credit of up to $6,500 if they purchase a new principal residence by this deadline. The FTHB credit is fully refundable, meaning the credit will be paid out to eligible taxpayers, even if they owe no tax or the credit is more than the tax owed. For qualifying purchases in 2010, taxpayers have the option of claiming the credit on either their 2009 tax return, due April 15, 2010 or their 2010 tax return, due April 15, 2011. First-time homebuyers who purchased a home in 2009 could claim the credit on either a 2008 tax return, due April 15, 2009, or a 2009 tax return, due April 15, 2010.
home in Laurel for a reported cardiac arrest. It was anything but. “We walked into the room and there was this poor woman who’s husband was on top of her doing chest compressions and she was just screaming her head off,” says Schweitzer. “Apparently, she had been in a real deep sleep and he thought she had died. She was yelling ‘stop, stop, stop’ but he really thought he was doing something right. “Sometimes you get aggravated that you get called out on something like that, but you have to remember that it’s a real emergency to them and you have to remain professional through the whole thing. When you’re done, that’s the time to laugh about it.” In addition to his work with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Schweitzer has also given 13 years of his life to the Girl Scouts of America, has been a member of the Lion’s Club and has volunteered with the Laurel School District. He was also the assistant fire chief in Laurel from 2006-2009 and has been very involved with St. Phillips Episcopal Church, volunteering as a lay reader, with the Sunday School program, with the youth group and in the nursery. He’s also given a sermon from time to time and generally helps out the church in whatever way he can. “St. Phillips has been a big part of my life and it’s because everybody there is family,” Schweitzer says. “Some churches, you just go there and sit down. But at St. Phillips, we see each other and try to help each other out whenever we can. Every-
thing about the church is special, but the biggest asset is probably its members.” Schweitzer spends most of his time these days either running his home-based accounting business or working as a paramedic in the municipality of Ocean City, Md. But he’s also known to still jump on an ambulance call from time to time for the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. “I still love it here in Laurel and I hope we can get it back to a thriving town like it used to be,” he says. “I see the town kind of declining now and that breaks my heart.”
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Verizon Wireless joins the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cell phone manufacturers and other retailers in the second annual Plug-In To eCycling National Cell Phone Recycling Week. This year’s activities take place from April 5-11, and Verizon Wireless encourages consumers to visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or to use a free mailing label available online to recycle their old wireless phones, batteries and accessories. All phone donations to Verizon Wireless support HopeLine, the company’s long-running phone recycling and reuse program that benefits victims of domestic violence and supports prevention and awareness efforts. In April 2009, consumers donated more than 90,000 wireless phones to HopeLine. Thousands of the refurbished phones are distributed to domestic violence shelters to be used by victims as they create safety plans and rebuild their lives.
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Doctors are honored at Nanticoke Hospital By Lynn R. Parks
The staff of Harry A Lehman, III, MD, PA is celebrating a 5-2-1-Almost None Day in the office. Pictured (first row) are Amy Calloway, Dr. Lehman, Lisa Yoder (second row) Jody Cyr, Michelle Reid, Kendra Schlabach, Kim Reed and Tammy Shockley.
Dr. Harry Lehman’s staff ready for Annual Community Walk, April 17 Dr. Lehman’s office is getting prepped for the “Spring into Health Community Walk” on Saturday, April 17. The 4th Annual Community Walk is a joint effort between the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and the towns of Seaford, Laurel, Bridgeville, Georgetown and Lewes. This year’s theme is Get Out, Get Moving and Get Healthy. The walk will highlight Delaware’s State Parks and local parks as a great place to get outside and be physically active. Learn about the Trail Challenge and the 5-2-1-Almost None program, which promotes prevention of childhood obesity by encouraging daily; 5 fruits or vegetables, less than 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of exercise and Almost None of the sugary drinks like soda or energy drinks. There is no cost for walking. The first 100 children at each site will receive a free T-shirt for participating. The walks occur simultaneously in all five towns at the following locations: Seaford High School Athletic Complex Track - 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk
Laurel Senior High School - 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk Woodbridge Athletic Complex - 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk Sussex Tech High School - 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk The Villages at Five Points - 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk
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Century 21 Ramey Real Estate is hosting a Golf Tournament/Dinner Dance to benefit Easter Seals on Friday, May 7, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Golf teams of four are $400 and will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, gross and net divisions, as well as closest to the pin on all Par 3’s. Dinner Dance tickets are $50. Activities include: cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent, live and Chinese auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. Join the fun and help support people with disabilities in the local community. Call 628-9000 for registration or tickets.
Doctors’ Day is celebrated throughout the United States every year on March 30. This year, in addition to its traditional Doctors’ Day breakfast and lunch, Nanticoke Health Services handed out awards to four of its affiliated doctors. The ceremony was held right after the lunch in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. “Doctors aren’t always appreciated for all that they do,” said Natasha Snead, Nanticoke medical staff officer and organizer of the awards ceremony. “They have families and kids and they still come into the hospital and give of their time.” And much of that time is donated. “If they serve on a committee or on a department board, they aren’t paid for that,” said medical staff president Dr. Harry Anthony, who has a family practice in Georgetown. Awardees were doctors Robert Ferber, Joseph Kim, Jose Barriocanal and Mark Granada. “We are very proud of all of you, of the results of all that you do and of the care that you give,” said Nanticoke CEO Steve Rose. “We appreciate that you have the overall welfare of the community in interest.” Ferber, an internist with a practice in Seaford, received the physician leadership award. He started the Nanticoke hospitalist program, through which doctors exclusively tend to patients at the hospital. That program “is wonderful,” Anthony said. “It has improved the overall health care in this institution.” In announcing the award, Anthony said that Ferber “is always willing to step up and help out where needed.” He added, “He works day in and day out to improve the care that we give here.” Kim, who has a family practice in Laurel, was given the physician innovation award. “He is a relatively new physician here and he has shown us new ways of dealing with old problems,” including using technology to communicate with patients, Anthony said. “He is surely one of the future leaders of the medical staff.”
Barriocanal and Granada received physician service commitment awards. Barriocanal, a Seaford urologist, “practices in a very quiet way,” said Joaquin Cabrera, Seaford obstetrician and gynecologist and president-elect of the medical staff. “But he is always available to the medical staff and is always willing to help out. Patients appreciate the care that he gives them and he deserves tremendous recognition for all the years he has been involved with the staff.” Granada also is a quiet man, Cabrera said. But the Seaford pulmonologist “at the same time is a leader and has always been available for whoever needed him,” he added. “He is always somebody I can trust to have interesting conversation as well as to be informed about medicine.” Anthony said that he, Cabrera and Snead selected the winners for the awards. “First we decided on our categories and then it was easy,” he said. “Certain names just rose right to the surface.” Anthony and Snead agreed that the awards ceremony will probably become an annual event. “I believe that it was wellreceived,” Snead said.
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The Sussex County Master Gardeners announce the opening of the Sussex County Garden Helpline for the 2010 gardening season. The Helpline is a free and valuable gardening resource for Sussex County residents. Master Gardeners are able to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including: lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, shrubs and insects. The Helpline will be open from April 15 through Oct. 15. Master Gardeners will be manning the phones from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 856-2585, ext. 535, to speak with a master gardener or leave a message. A master gardener will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.
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Two local garden clubs plan annual garden show While the recent Philadelphia International Flower Show featured displays depicting far away places, two local garden clubs think there’s plenty of beauty right here in Delaware, and their joint flower show on Tuesday, April 13, will feature “The Many Charms of Southern Delaware.” The Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford and the Laurel Garden Club will welcome the public to their show at the new Seaford Library, 600 N. Market St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Joanne Cooke, flower show chair, explained there will be two divisions, floral design and horticulture. Garden club members have filled the limited number of entries for each class in the design division called “Small Towns— Simple Pleasures” which will feature “Trap Pond’s Treasure,” Ross Mansion Elegance,” “Along the Waterfront” and “Painted Ladies’ Parlors.” Floral arrangements must conform with strict requirements for judging. Horticulture entries must be plants or parts thereof which gardeners have owned and tended for a minimum of 90 days. Anyone may enter any of the six classes by bringing their selections to the library on Monday, April 12, between 2 and 6 p.m. All plants must be identified. Entries
will also be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. on the day of the show. Categories in the horticulture division include: “Flirting with Borders” in recognition of all the “borders” in Delaware, from the historic Mason-Dixon Line, the Delaware/Maryland State Line which splits both Delmar and Marydel, to two American Horticulture Society Plant Heat Zones. Classes in that category are spring flowering bulbs (a single cut specimen) and perennials, either flowering or foliage. Under “Friendly Natives,” classes include flowering branches or foliage branches from a shrub or tree. Maximum length is 24 inches from cut end to tip. “The Pleasures of Grandmother’s Porch” includes containers such as grandmother might have potted up. Multiple plants of a single cultivar are allowed in containers no larger than 12 inches in diameter across the inside rim. Saucers are required. Containers may feature flowering specimens (must be in bloom) of three types: orchids, other tropical plants or “other.” Foliage container plants may have small or insignificant blooms and are divided into four classes: tropical, ivy or other vining types, cacti and succulents, and “any other.”
This unusual bi-color daffodil could be entered as a “spring flowering bulb” if it holds its quality until the flower show at the Seaford Library on April 13.
For details on what may be included in horticulture classes, call Victoria Thompson at 629-8067. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be finished before the doors open. In addition to ribbons, special awards include Designer’s Choice, Best in Show, the Anne Collins Daffodil Award, a Flower Show Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Native Plants, and a President’s Award from
Victoria Thompson examines a forsythia bush in her garden in Seaford as she looks for potential entries for the flower show at the Seaford Library on April 13.
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Blades receives grants to purchase new equipment By Cathy Shufelt
The Blades Town Council welcomed new and returning council members to the group’s meeting on March 3, by administrating the oath of office to each of the three council members. Returning council members Charles Greene and B.J. Hardin helped welcome new council member Bob Atkinson to the Blades Town Council. After pledging to uphold the Constitution of the United States as well as the Delaware State Constitution each member took their seat at the head table. Mayor Smith welcomed them to the council and appointed all of the council members to their positions on the board for the coming year. Russell Joseph will once again be vice-mayor as he has been for the last several years. Blades Police Chief Ed Cooke reported
to the council that the police department has received several grants that will allow the department to purchase equipment as well as pay overtime for undercover police work. In the upcoming weeks the department will purchase digital recorders, upgrade various computers and computer software, re-certify officer’s weapons training and acquire other supplies. Sadly, the grant the department applied for that would allow the town to hire two additional full-time officers, bringing the total number of full-time officers up to five, was rejected. Only a very small number of police agencies in the state received money to hire more officers. The Sussex County Council gives police departments a grant every year as well. Typically, Blades would receive approximately $25,000 from this grant. However, the county reduced that amount to $15,000 but then was able to grant an
additional $5,000 bringing the total grant that Blades will receive up to $20,000. “We appreciate all grant monies that we receive,” said Cooke, “we can purchase better technology to improve officer performance….” Police Commissioner Earl Chaffinch Sr. told fellow council members that the two newest members of the Blades Police Department are expected to graduate from the police academy on April 9. This will bring the total number of police force members up to three full-time officers and one parttime officer. Immediately upon graduating from the academy, the cadets will have one week’s vacation, then they will work with the Delaware State Police and complete field training. After finishing with the state police, the cadets will be working with Chief Cooke for approximately eight weeks to learn the town’s policies and procedures.
The Town of Blades and the Blades Police Department made a number of changes in order to attract and keep qualified officers. New officers will receive two weeks vacation in the first year of employment as well as working twelve-hour shifts instead of eight-hour shifts. The majority of police agencies nationally have switched to the twelve-hour shifts, and this is something many new officers want. The town has also found a way to increase the salaries they are able to offer new officers which is important when small towns are competing with larger towns and cities for good officers. Officers are required by Delaware State Code to work for a town or municipality for two years once they sign a contract, but Blades town officials are hoping that with the new changes they will be able to attract and keep good officers much longer.
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Seaford legislator works to level the playing field By Tony E. Windsor
A Seaford state representative is hoping that a new group in the State Legislature can make a difference on behalf of small businesses throughout Delaware. Last year, Rep. Dan Short, a Seaford Republican, joined with upstate colleague Rep. Byron Short, a Democrat from Highland Woods, to organize the House Small Business Caucus. This bi-partisan group was established to address issues relating to small businesses. On Wednesday, March 24, a press conference was held at Legislative Hall in Dover to announce a package of legislative initiatives designed to help small businesses by “leveling the playing field for in-state contractors, improving small business lending and reforming health care insurance.” Sitting in his House office in Dover, Dan Short appears excited about the opportunities that the Small Business Caucus can provide for area small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the latest Census data indicates
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The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that daytime lane restrictions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday will occur at the following locations: • Route 13 from O’Neals Road to Morgan Creek Bridge • Cooper Road from Sycamore Road to Beaver Dam Road • Sycamore Road from Waller Road to Cooper Road • Sycamore Road from Cooper Road to Beaver Dam Road • Middleford Road from BiState Boulevard to Route 13 The rehabilitation project will consist of milling, hot-mix patching, paving and curb ramp improvements to meet compliance regulations with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). David A. Bramble, Inc., of Chestertown, Md., is the contractor for this $1.1 million project. The overall project, which began on April 5, is expected to be completed by June 23, pending weather. Access to all businesses and residences within the project limit will be maintained throughout the duration of this contract.
that businesses in Delaware that employ less than 20 employees make up about 80 percent of the firms in the state. Short said throughout the past year the Small Business Caucus has held meetings with small business owners across the state to gain input on how best to address issues facing the businesses. Meetings in all three counties last fall allowed not only small business owners to be heard from, but area Chambers of Commerce and trade associations as well. It was information gathered at these meetings that helped the Caucus develop the legislative initiatives. “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. Included in the legislative package are efforts to help level the playing field for small businesses in the state through two specific proposals. The Payment Act Bill is designed to prohibit out-of-state general contractors from requiring Delaware subcontractors, working on local projects, to travel out of state to have their legal disputes heard. The second proposal is “The License Reciprocity Bill,” which addresses an existing inequity in licensing procedures for out-of-state contractors in the plumbing and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration fields. For example, a licensed contractor from another state can get a Delaware license by simply paying a fee and proving that they are licensed elsewhere. In some cases, other states do not offer the same reciprocity, and require Delaware contractors to take a written test, pay a fee and satisfy all licensing criteria for that state. Under the Small Business Caucus proposal, if the out-of-state contractor’s home state has provisions similar to Delaware’s then Delaware offers the same provisions. If the other state does not offer reciprocity, then Delaware would require that the contractor obtain a Delaware license in the same way that a Delaware contractor is required to. Other initiatives in the legislative package include: Increasing Regulatory Flexibility – This
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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 – The LIFT program uses money from the state’s Strategic Fund to subsidize the interest on small business loans. The Caucus has met with Governor Jack Markell’s administration to share suggestions from the small business community as to how the LIFT program can be improved. The governor’s office has agreed to consider the Caucus’ suggestions. Another area creating serious issues with small businesses in the state revolves around healthcare insurance. The Small Business caucus is seeking bi-partison support in the Legislature to introduce House Bills which will help to reform healthcare insurance in the state. These measures include: House Bill 85 – This bill implements recommendations of the Delaware Health Care Commission and its Small Business Health Insurance Committee to reform rat-
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Police Journal Soda bottle bombs found
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Delaware State Police EOD unit are investigating an incident involving “Soda Bottle Bombs” found on Monday April 5, at approximately 4 p.m. The “Soda Bottle Bombs” were found in the pool area of the Village of Five Points West Development, Lewes. They were rendered safe and taken as evidence for further investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Sussex County Division of the State Fire Marshal, 856-5600 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-TIP-3333. Anyone observing or finding “Soda Bottle Bombs” should stay away and notify 911 immediately.
Police end drug investigation
On March 30 at 10:05 a.m., Seaford Police executed search warrants at a residence in the 100 block of Cannon Street and the 200 block of Bradford Street. This stems from a three month long investigation by the Seaford Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division and Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit into the sale of illegal narcotics. Recovered and seized in the search was approximately 121 grams of marijuana, a quantity of oxycodone, one handgun and ammunition, drug paraphernalia items and money. The following defendants were arraigned at Court #4 in Seaford and committed to the Department of Corrections pending a preliminary hearing at a later date. Elizabeth H. Jones, 40, of Seaford, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on $2,200 secured bond. A juvenile male, 15, of Seaford, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, unlawful possession of oxycodone, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was
held on $41,000 secured bond. Jakeen S. West, 23, of Seaford, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on $15,000 secured bond. Thomas W. Lecates, 23, of Blades, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on $9,500 secured bond. Keith K. Davis, 25, of Seaford, was charged with maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He was held on $12,500 secured bond.
Police search for suspect
The Laurel Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Scott Thompson who is wanted for first degree robbery in connection with the Craigslist robbery that occurred on March 29 in Wexford Village. The victim answered an ad on Craigslist for a car and was instructed to respond to Wexford Village to see the vehicle. Once the victim arrived, he was met by two black males. The Thompson suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. Anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on either of the robberies is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the web at www.tipsubmit.com. You can remain anonymous.
Police recover weapons, ATV
Delaware State Police arrested a 22-year-old Bridgeville man after a month long drug investigation which resulted in
the seizure of several hand guns. Troopers conducted an investigation on Joshua A. Smith, Bridgeville, after he became the focus of their investigation as a large distributor of marijuana in Sussex County. During the investigation, Smith was stopped as he was attempting to flee from a storage space he rented on Cannon Drive, south of Bridgeville. Troopers were about to execute a search warrant on the facility when Smith arrived. Troopers recovered a small amount of marijuana from the storage facility and the car he was driving. Troopers searched Smith’s Wesley Church Road residence where they seized additional marijuana, paraphernalia and three handguns. Smith was charged with maintaining a dwelling, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $38,000. During the investigation, troopers observed an ATV and a second vehicle pulling into the storage facility located on Cannon Drive. As the troopers approached the ATV and car, both vehicles sped off. Troopers were able to stop the car which was operated by Justin Dorey, 23, of Seaford. The ATV eluded troopers and fled the scene. Troopers were able to trace the ATV back to Alexander Bechtel, 21, of Seaford, and later took him into custody at his residence. The ATV, which was recovered in the area of Bechtel’s home, was found to be stolen. Troopers conducted a search on Bechtel’s home and recovered a rifle and shotgun. Bechtel was charged with possession of a fire arm by a person prohibited, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, conspiracy and reckless driving. He was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $9,501 bail. Dorey was charged with second degree conspiracy, reckless endangering, resisting arrest and driving during suspension.
Woman killed in car crash
Delaware State Police is investigating a single car crash that occurred on Sunday, April 4 at 2:40 a.m., and killed Kortney Lynn Rose, 20, of Dagsboro. The crash happened on Vine Creek
Road, east of Dagsboro, when a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT, operated by Jessica A. Forbes, 23, of Frankford, was eastbound on Vine Creek Road approaching the intersection of Dogwoods Acres Road. It appears that Forbes and her front seat passenger, Rose, were involved in a dispute at which time Rose opened the right side passenger door and attempted to leap from the moving vehicle. Forbes then pulled Rose back into the vehicle, at which time according to Forbes, Rose grabbed the steering wheel and pulled it to the right causing Forbes to lose control of the car. The vehicle exited the south edge of roadway striking a utility pole with the right side of car. Evidence at the scene of the crash was indicative of the passenger side door being open at the time of collision. Rose, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Attempted murder suspect arrested
Delaware State Police have arrested a 20-year-old Seaford man after he eluded capture for over a month. Troopers arrested Maurice Antonio Handy Jr. on March 31, not far from the crime scene. The suspect assaulted a 30-year-old woman after he broke into her home in Mobile Gardens on Feb. 26. The victim and the suspect have an ongoing dispute over Handy money as Handy had stolen cash and credit cards from the victim in the past. Troopers following up on leads came upon Handy in a residence located in the Mobile Gardens Mobile Home Park in Seaford. He was taken into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, troopers also linked Handy to two burglaries which occurred in Sussex County. He was subsequently charged with attempted murder and two counts of burglary. He was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $101,000.
MORNING STAR • ApRIl 8 - 14, 2010
Flex World Fitness festival includes James Diehl book signing
On Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Flex World Fitness, Georgetown’s only full-service exercise facility, will present a daylong festival, “Spring into Physical Fitness,” geared toward health awareness. “Being a part of the medical center, as well as a fitness center, we wanted to hold some type of spring event to help emphasize the important of physical fitness in all our daily lives,” says Heidi Helou, owner of Flex World. “Come out and join us for
the day and get tips that will help you enjoy a healthier way of life.” Portions of the April 17 event, including Flex World’s first-ever “cycle-a-thon,” will benefit the Oak Orchard/Riverdale American Legion and many of the area’s war veterans. The cycle-a-thon features teams of up to four participants at a time, all peddling to benefit area veterans. “If Mother Nature cooperates, this portion of the spring festival will be held outside under what we hope will be sunny
Western Sussex Farmers’ Market planning underway The Western Sussex Farmers’ Market is a community based project that will provide local farmers with a venue to sell their products. The Market will be held on Saturday mornings from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club have graciously agreed to provide a venue for the market on their property located at 310 Virginia Ave., in Seaford. The goal of the market is to provide a family friendly, community gathering place for consumers to be able to purchase the freshest local produce available. The market will also provide educational opportunities for the public on the importance of creating and sustaining local food systems, home gardening and other items of local and community interest. Each week you will find new and exciting events, demonstrations and activities for children of all ages. Come out, visit with friends and neighbors and support
From left are Paula Stapleton, vice president of the Western Sussex Farmers’ Market, Dave Crimmins from the Boys and Girls Club and Faith Robinson, Market president.
your local farmers. The market is still accepting vendor membership applications. If you are a farmer or backyard gardener and would like to participate, call 629-2686 or email WesSusFarmMkt@verizon.net for more information.
blue skies,” says Helou. “Either way, it’s going to be a fun activity. And it only costs $25 a person, 100 percent of which goes toward the programs of the American Legion.” Other activities for the day include blood pressure screenings, nutritional tips, massages, product tastings, door prizes, dance demonstrations, free tours of the gym and an all-day disc jockey. Childcare will be available. Local author James Diehl will also be
on site signing copies of “Remembering Sussex County” and the award-winning “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware.” Twenty percent of sales from “Heroes” will also be donated to American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard. Items will also be collected on April 17 for care packages that will be sent to local members of the military who are serving overseas.To learn more, call Flex World Fitness at 856-7771, stop by the center or visit www.flexworldfitness.com.
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SCOUT SUNDAY - Seaford Boy Scout Troop 249 attended St. John’s UMC on March 14, to participate in Scout Sunday. St. John’s has sponsored scouting for 54 years. Pictured are scouts Greg Kisela, Brad Morgan, David Simpler, Raekwon Willey, Jeremy Dulis, Travis Collins, Justin Gray, Mason Whitelock, Nick Smart, Travis Sewell, CJ Ellis, Jacob Tull, Austin Kraft.
MORNING STAR • ApRIl 8 - 14, 2010
State receives federal disaster declaration for two winter storms On March 31, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Delaware to help the state and communities recover from the severe winter storms that occurred in February. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the state which triggers the release of federal funds. “When these storms hit, state and local governments, with limited resources, answered the call to help clear the roads and provide emergency response – all at a significant cost,” said Governor Jack Markell. The state, including all three counties, incurred severe storm damages and response expenses during and following back-to-back blizzards from Feb. 5 through Feb. 13. A preliminary tally of costs to state and local governments for the February storms found at least $8.8 million in costs, with $6.7 million for snow removal alone. The declaration allows Delaware to apply for FEMA Public Assistance funding which is available to the state, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency work and for the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. The state and all three counties are designated as eligible applicants in the disaster declaration. The state and counties can also apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. This funding is available for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards. Delaware did not qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance (for individuals or households) due to not meeting the federal requirement for total estimated damages incurred in the period of the February severe snowstorms. Delaware Emergency Management Agency, assisted by FEMA, will coordinate Applicants Briefings for state, local and private nonprofit officials to inform them of the assistance available and how to apply for it. Eligible categories of storm related projects and a schedule of briefings will be announced as soon as dates and locations are determined. In requesting the major federal disaster declaration, Delaware estimated snow-
related costs at more than $8.8 million. With the declaration issued, the state and FEMA will review and validate documentation of eligible applicants, including scope of work and cost to carry out the work. Assistance for the state, affected local governments and other eligible applicants can include payment of 75% of the eligible costs for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in the February storms. Briefings scheduled Briefings are scheduled in all three counties and the City of Wilmington for potential applicants for Federal Public Assistance. Potential applicants may attend a briefing in any of the locations, regardless of location of office or agency. The schedules of local briefings are as follows: 2 p.m., Monday, April 12 University of Delaware Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research & Education Center Meeting Room #3 16483 County Seat Highway Georgetown 6 p.m., Monday, April 12 University of Delaware Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research & Education Center Meeting Room #3 16483 County Seat Highway Georgetown
These applicants’ briefings are intended for local officials concerned with repair and replacement of public infrastructure, equipment and facilities damaged during and following the snow event Feb. 5 through Feb 11. Also to be included in the informational briefings are explanation and guidance for officials and representatives of municipalities and public service agencies and some private nonprofit organizations that experienced excessive personnel time and equipment usage responding to the snow storms. Individual property owners are not eligible for Federal Public Assistance. For information, call Delaware Emergency Management Agency, 302-6593362.
Nanticoke Health Services Senior Vice President, Tom Brown, accepts a contribution check in the amount of $713.20 on behalf of The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital from students of St. John’s Preschool.
Children’s Tree benefits Nanticoke Health fund During the holiday season, Grotto’s Grand Slam hosted a parade of trees. St. John’s Preschool sponsored one of the trees, and through support of the community, the St. John’s tree received several hundred dollars in donations. Decorated by the students of St. John’s Preschool, the “Children’s Tree” supporting “The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund” at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, collected the most charitable contributions. All proceeds from the collection box placed under the preschool tree and support from Grotto Pizza directly benefits The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund. Nanticoke Health Services Senior Vice President, Tom Brown, accepted a contribution in the amount of $713.20 on behalf of The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund and read to students of St. John’s Preschool, many of whom helped to decorate the tree. The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund was established in memory of
two special ladies in the community who were passionate about children. The pediatric area in the emergency room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is designed, with the help of The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund, to make children feel comfortable in the event that an emergency visit to the hospital is needed. The newly renovated pediatrics unit, located on the hospital’s first floor, features a design and layout that is friendly for children, teens, young adults and their families.
In an article in last week’s Star, written by Tony Windsor, the name of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club’s Seaford “Youth of the Year,” Charles Michel, was inadvertently misspelled. Also Michel’s high school grade point average was incorrectly listed in the article as 4.42. His high school GPA is 3.42. We apologize for these errors.
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Community Bulletin Board Booker Street Church Fundraiser
The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of “crew members” is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or email@example.com.
Fundraiser at Friendly’s
X-Treme Dance Studio will be having a fundraiser at Friendly’s in Seaford on Thursday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come join us and support our girls performing at Six Flags Great Adventure.
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.
The Booker Street Church of God is holding a fundraiser dinner on Monday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Members will be on hand to greet you from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. Call Peggy at 856-3404 or the church at 856-9097 for more information.
Pancake & sausage fundraiser
The Pastor’s Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee’s in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person. For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.
CHEER Golf Tournament
CHEER’s First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.
Spicer Memorial Golf
The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer’s daughter, Aubrey Spicer. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com.
The Georgetown AARP chapter #5340 is holding a Scholarship fundraiser dinner on Monday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. AARP greeters will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. Call Peggy at 856-3404 or Pat at 856-6178 for more information.
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Class of 1965 Reunion
The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is busy planning their 45th class reunion later this fall. The class is unable to find addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Roland Fraser, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Linda Pierce Ragin, David Spencer, Barbara Thompson Savage, Ronald West and Pat Williams Honan. 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.
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.
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Commemorative bricks on sale
The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund. Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.
Stay and Play program
Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 8565239.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10
The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America’s first national water trail.
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For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.
Delmar Alumni Banquet Ghost Tales Troop 90 breakfast
Boy Scouts, Troop 90 will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast, including sausage, eggs and juice, for $5 on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Laurel Centenary UMC. Call ahead or delivery orders can be placed by calling 875-4156.
AARP Driving course
An AARP Driving course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 875-2536.
Troop 90 Benefit Dance
The parents of Boy Scouts Troop 90 in Laurel are having a benefit dance on Friday, May 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall to raise money for a new trailer. 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.
American Legion Yard Sale
Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold its annual Indoor Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No early birds.
Italian Night at the Fire Dept.
The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 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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The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz Delaware History, Ghost Stories and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. His books will be on sale at a discount. For more information, call 337-7401.
Fire Department Parade
The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 10. Original starting time was 1 p.m. The parade will be followed by an open house at the fire hall on Market Street. During the celebration, the department will also dedicate the new equipment storage building.
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The 8th Annual Delmar High School Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24, at the Delmar VFW. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call Carol Warrington at 875-7427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers. Also, bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-3749811, ext. 26, or email plewis@cbgsc. org.
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Antiques Appraisal Fair
Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library’s Antiques Appraisal Fair at noon on Saturday, April 10. Tickets must be purchased for the appraisals, and the cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased in advance and are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
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. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Beginning Basket Weaving
Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 3495309.
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‘Vietnam Mailbag’ book signing
Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing. Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Eat at IHOP to help the library
Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Chicken & dumpling dinner
Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410-754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after April 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.
Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan Delmar Wesleyan Church presents “Emings BBQ” on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carryouts only. For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.
Fried chicken buffet
Bethany Church at Lowes Crossing Roads, eight miles east of Laurel off Route 24, will have a Fried Chicken Buffet on Saturday, April 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Menu includes fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, greens, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, assorted desserts and drinks. Adults are $10, children $5 and carryouts will be available.
Centenary Church dinner
Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.
Sight & Sound Trip
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 3495237.
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.
See ‘The Lion King’
Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney’s breathtaking musical “The Lion King” on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
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 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 - Norfolk, Va. - Win prizes playing bingo while having lunch on the Spirit Of Norfolk cruising the Elizabeth River. 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 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. Please note that all of our trips have a deposit made on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance or we have to cancel the trip. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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
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.
School Board meeting
The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
Seaford Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meet-
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010 ing on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be John Kisela. He plays a dulcimer, an instrument originating in the Appalachians. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
Bug and Bud Festival
This year’s annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.
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: April 25, May 23, June 27.
DSTA Golf Classic
Saturday, April 10 - annual chicken & slippery dumpling dinner at Henlopen Grange Hall in Lewes, from 3 to 7 p.m., $9/adults and $5/children under 12 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.
Vera Bradley Bingo
The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, April 24, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, featuring 20 regular games, two special games and two raffles, along with a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Bingo prizes will be Vera Bradley handbags and other products. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds from the bingo will benefit local children and youth. For information, contact Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 410-542-4761 or Henry Tift at 410-858-7588 for tickets or information.
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The 2010 DSTA (Del. State Troopers Assoc.) Golf Classic sponsored by Jack Lingo Realtors is accepting registrations for its May 20th 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.sode. org/support.
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Miss Delaware Golf Classic set
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 Golf Classic kicks off the Miss Delaware 2010 Pageant week, a week of rehearsals and appearances for all contestants and Miss Delaware 2009, Heather Lehman. The pageant will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. There are four ways to participate in the Miss Delaware Golf Classic: play in the tournament; become a tournament hole sponsor; attend the dinner and auction after the tournament; and/or make a contribution to the auction. 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. The Hole-In-One prize is a 2010 Mercedes C300W, sponsored by I. G. Burton,
Birding Weekend is April 22-25 Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks and expeditions by foot, and takes place April 22–25. The Delmarva Peninsula possesses an extensive variety of environments, including barrier islands, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval forests. Field trips take place in the land and water that feed into the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Atlantic coastal bays. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the region. Participating birders will be helping birds by promoting bird and habitat conservation. Birders, both novice and experienced, can make an important statement about the economic value of birds and their habitats through low-impact tourism. Delaware boasts several trips during the award-winning event, thanks to partnerships with Southern Delaware Tourism,
Kent County & Greater Dover Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Center for the Inland Bays, and Delaware State Parks. Birders can paddle during sunrise and sunset in the marshes of the Delaware Bay and the inland bays. Boat excursions will search for birds at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and along the Broadkill River. Hikes and driving tours around Bombay Hook & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges and Cape Henlopen & Delaware Seashore State Parks are sure to tally dozens of migratory and resident songbirds, shorebirds, and wading birds. Social events, known as “Tally Rallies,” will be held at the world-famous Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton and Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email email@example.com or call 443-614-0261. For more information and to register for field trips, visit www.delmarvabirdingweekend.org.
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Milford. Prizes will also be given for Top 3 Gross and Net, Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. Tournament hole sponsors are $125 and will include an individual or business name on an 18 x 24 sign on one of the 18 golf course tees and the Patrons Page of the 2010 Miss Delaware Pageant Program Book. The public is invited to attend the dinner and live auction at 6 p.m., after the tournament in the Banquet Room of Maple Dale Country Club. The cost is $25 (cost for players is included in the registration fee) and will include rib-eye steak, potato, vegetable, dessert, iced tea and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Auctioneer will be Dave Wilson of Wilson’s Auction and music will be provided by Alex Vaughan Mobile Entertainment. Contributions to the auction are welcome. For more information on how to participate, contact Georgeann White, tournament chairperson, at 302-236-1955, 302934-9797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MUSICAL OFFERS PARODIES - According to director Jim Hartzell, Possum Point Players’ spring musical “Urinetown” has some of the most interesting, fun musical numbers he has ever heard. Composer, Mark Hollmann, purposely wrote musical scenes in the styles of other famous musicals. Throughout the show you will hear/see pieces that remind you of “West Side Story,” “Fiddler On The Roof,” “Big River,” “Evita,” and “Les Miserables.” From left, cast members Cat Baker, Georgetown; John Zinzi, Harrington; E.J. Panico, Seaford and Peggy Naylor, Milton rehearse a scene. “Urinetown” will open on April 16 at Possum Hall. Tickets can be reserved by calling 856-4560.
State Fair 2010 concert lineup
Exciting entertainment is on the schedule in the Wilmington Trust Grandstand at the 91st Annual Delaware State Fair from July 22–31. “This year we are offering new forms of entertainment in hopes of reaching a broader audience,” said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing for the Fair. “This year our tickets will go on sale in three waves. The first on sale date was for Paramore on Saturday, April 3rd with the rest of our concerts going on sale May 1st and May 8th with each on sale beginning at 10 a.m.,” says Aguilar. Online buyers can purchase their tickets at www.DelawareStateFair.com. There will be two Demolition Derbies during the 10 days of fair. The first is on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the finals taking place on Friday, July 30. Tickets for both derbies go on sale May 8, with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $12. Paula Deen brings her southern charm to Delaware on Friday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 and $35 and go on sale May 8. On Saturday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m., the Honda Civic Tour featuring Paramore with Tegan and Sara performs. Ticket prices are $39 and $34 and went on sale April 3. Brad Paisley will be making a stop in Harrington along with Easton Corbin and Steel Magnolia on Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 1; prices are $54 and $59. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform on Monday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m., with Jamey Johnson. Tickets are $45 and $39 and go on sale May 1. On Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., catch Country-Palooza featuring Rodney Atkins and Craig Morgan with special guest Chris Young. Tickets go on sale May 8; prices start at $28 and go up to $33. Performing Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. is Selena Gomez & The Scene. Ticket prices range from $39 to $34 and go on sale May 8. The Beach Boys are back again for Governor’s
Day on Thursday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 1 and can be purchased for $30 and $25. Jason Aldean will be performing the last night of the fair on Saturday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $35 and $30 and go on sale May 1. Tickets may be purchased at www.DelawareStateFair.com. All tickets are subject to service fees.
Jewelry, handbags on sale
Shop for jewelry, gifts and more in the lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Look-In Glass Shoppe at NMH is hosting an “In Design” sale featuring the latest in fashion jewelry at great savings. All jewelry items are only $6 each, designer inspired handbags and other items will be available at greatly reduced prices. Accepting cash, checks and credit cards. Payroll deductions are available for eligible NHS employees. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Health Services.
‘Unrinetown, The Musical’
“Urinetown, The Musical” won three of the 10 Tony Awards for which it was nominated. The musical will open on April 16 at Possum Point Players. The idea for “Urinetown, The Musical” came to playwright Greg Kotis when he planned a trip to Paris without considering the cost. Public bathrooms in Paris are pay-per-use, and some are clearly nicer than others. In one trying, but funny afternoon, Kotis wandered the city trying to decide whether he should wait and combine the bathroom with the dinner meal, or take his chances behind a bush in a formal garden. Thus, the concept for “Urinetown” was born. This musical opened on Broadway in September 2001. Nina Galerstein, a longtime member of Possums and native New Yorker, went to see it. “I didn’t know what to expect with a name like that,” says Galerstein. “It was truly memorable. Great music, lots of energy, lots of laughter. I can’t wait to see it again when the Possums do it.” Ticket reservations can be made by calling 856-4560.
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
Church Bulletins Booker Street Church of God
Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown, will be hosting 2010 Pastor’s Appreciation Week on April 6–11. The host pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. Call 856-3404 or 856-9097 for more information.
Women’s Day at Gethsemane UMC Women’s Day will be held on April 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Thank You for a Being a Friend.” Call 629-2862 to register by April 12. Cost is $5 per person which includes lunch.
Family and Friends Day
Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will be celebrating “Family and Friends Day” on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Elder Willie Williams of Glassboro, N.J., will be the guest minister. Special honoree is Rita Williams Boardly. For more information, call 629-9443.
A gospel concert featuring Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark, Jennifer Kimbell and Phil Davis will be held on Saturday, April 10, at Sam Yoder’s Farm in Houston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and food will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call 629-4535 or 228-2825. All proceeds benefit Joshua House Ministries.
Spring hymn sing
The annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held at Galestown U.M.C. on April 11 at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by Sacred Sounds. A buffet style dinner will be served immediately after the service at the community center.
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 875-0727.
Calvary UMC events
The following events will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Cross, FridaJoint Men’s Day, Sunday, April 11 - Guest preacher will be the Rev. Randolph Fitchett, Preston Circuit Charge, Preston, Md., along with his choir and congregation. For more information, contact Brother Lee at 337-8198.
First Annual Gospel Fest Weekend
Join us on April 23 and 24 for our first annual “Fellowship of Christian Artists Gospel Fest Weekend” Concerts. On Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., members of the Fellowship of Christian Artists will sing at Elkton Church of God, Elkton, Md., and again at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown. For more information, call Jeannie and Jerry Jones, 228-4813. For more about FCA, visit the website www.fellowshipofchristianartists.net.
Free luncheon at Laurel Baptist
Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Saturday, April 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The luncheon will consist of chicken, dumplings, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cupcakes. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt. 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.
Tabernacle of Praise anniversary
The Tabernacle of Praise International Ministries Church of Seaford invites you to help us celebrate our Third Annual Church Anniversary on Sunday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “At The Right Place, At The Right Time,” (Acts 17:26-27). The guest speaker will be the Rev. R.J. Chandler, pastor of Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church of Bridgeville. The Tabernacle of Praise is located in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center behind the Seaford Bowling Alley in Seaford. Choir Anniversary at Mt. Olive Baptist Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bridgeville is hosting a Choir Anniversary on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. All groups are invited to join them. The church is located on 108 First St. For further information call the church at 337-7593 or Sister Williams at 337-0380.
Mens & Ladies Conferences
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, for an annointed time of fellowship and learning more about the
works of God in our lives as men and women. For more information about FCA, visit www.fellowshipofchristianartists.net or call 302-228-4813.
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.
St. Johns recognized
St. Johns United Methodist Church, Seaford, has been recognized by United Methodist Communications (UMCom) as an official “Welcoming Congregation.” “Welcoming Congregations” are a select group of United Methodist congregations nationwide that meet criteria including embracing newcomers and providing opportunities in discipleship. St. John’s United Methodist Church is located at Pine and Poplar Streets in Seaford. It offers diverse Sunday worship with both its Hearts Afire contemporary service at 9 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m. featuring St. John’s Sanctuary Choir and the Rings of Fire Handbell Ensemble. Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Rev. Chris Pennington, St. John’s has a variety of Christian study opportunities as well as missional outreach efforts coordinated by the Rev. Constance Hastings,
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 www.laurelnazarene.org
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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 www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html 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
Christ Evangelistic Church
The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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 www.centralworshipcenter.org 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 www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
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
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
deacon and staff counselor. In the Seaford community, St. John’s is known for its programs that seek to help persons through the Seaford Community Food Closet; St. John’s Community Thrift Shop; Rainbows, helping children in public schools deal with family change and loss; Celebrate Recovery; character building programs with the Seaford House; a yearly school supply drive; leadership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and Daybreak Counseling Services.
St. Luke’s hosts luncheon
On Saturday, April 10, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host the Seaford Historical Society’s luncheon. The luncheon is in conjunction with the Historical Society’s tour of the Governor Ross Mansion, historical homes in the Seaford area and St. Luke’s Church and cemetery. Governor Ross’ burial site is in the cemetery near the church’s southeast corner. Docents will be on site to host the tour, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
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.
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org 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”
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
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 wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 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.
VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD
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
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
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 - www.atlantaroadcma.org
Kiwanis Club was honored Feb. 27 by Christ Lutheran Church.
Christ Lutheran & Kiwanis Club On Saturday, Feb. 27, the members of Christ Lutheran Church honored and thanked the Kiwanis Club for their many years of help and support with The Bible School For Special People Program. This thank you came in the form of a program and dinner complete with appetizers, desserts, and much socializing. The “BSSP” program began in 1964 to respond to the special needs of a member of Christ Lutheran Church. The mission of this program is to bring the love of Christ to all of God’s special people through Bible stories, Christian music, fellowship with others, crafts and sharing. The Kiwanis Club began their support of this outstanding community program in 1987 under the leadership of President Ron Breeding.
For over 20 years Kiwanis Club members have, among other things: • attended the BSSP Bible School class Saturday mornings to help students; • taken students bowling on the third Saturday of the month and paid for their bowling; • hosted an annual Christmas party; • provided financial support. Key Club members also assist by attending the BSSP Saturday morning class to help students with crafts, singing and dancing. Christ Lutheran Church continues to appreciate the outstanding dedication of the Kiwanis Club. Seaford is indeed fortunate to have this superior service club, which provides and supports so many excellent community programs.
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 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
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
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
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
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
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
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.)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi
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!
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • email@example.com
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
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dale Evans
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)
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
Pastor begins work in Haiti
Obituaries Hillary M. Robinson, 77
Hillary Maloy Robinson of Seaford, died Saturday, March 28, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Newark. Mr. Robinson was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was injured in battle in 1953 and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his actions. He was left disabled from his wounds. Hillary was the son of the late Earl and Mary Robinson. He is survived by five brothers, Robinson Robert E. Robinson, Albert “Jerry” Robinson, James M. Robinson, Melton E. Robinson and J.W. “Cliff” Robinson; two sisters, Shirley Ann Willoughby and Phyllis R. Elliott; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 3, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial with military honors followed in Blades Cemetery.
Georgia M. Hudson, 88
Georgia Marie Hudson of Delmar, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. Born in Swarthmore, she was the daughter of the late Arnie Hauger and Delena Smith Hauger. In her younger years, Georgia was very active in Girl Scouts and the Laurel American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was known as a very thrifty and conservative lady who enjoyed living in her retirement community with her friends and spending time with her nieces and nephew. She is survived by a son, George A. Hudson & his wife, Hazel of Delmar, Md.; a granddaughter, Tiffany Hudson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Robert Trout of Laurel; four nieces, Christy Scott & her husband, Dick of Princess Anne, Md., Wendy Bailey & her
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husband, Ralph of Salisbury, Cindy West & her husband, Brian of Lutherville, Md. and Kip Harr & her husband, Tom of Pittsville, Md.; and a nephew, Jimmy McWilliams of Salisbury. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carrol Adrain Hudson; a grandson, John Trout; and all of her brothers and sisters. A graveside service was held on Monday, April 5, at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury. The Rev. Jim Doran officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, Salisbury. To send condolences to the family, visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Walter A. Hunt, 55
Walter “Walt” Allen Hunt of Delmar, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at his home in Delmar. He was born in Salisbury, Md., a son of the late Clyde A. and Janice Evelyn Sullivan Hunt. Walt worked most of his life in sales, most recently for Homeworks Furniture Store in Ocean City. He loved life near the water and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed computer games, electronics and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Leigh Hunt of Delmar; a brother, Ted Anger of Laurel; a niece, Janice Short of Laurel; and two nephews, Robert Anger of Laurel and Neil Anger of Bridgeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tanya Hunt. At Walt’s request, no formal services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Howard Mccrea 9-9-38 - 4-19-09 The Lord took you in His arms and is looking out for you now. We still feel your presence all around us everyday. One day we will be beside you again, so know we still love you and miss you everyday and you continue to guide us. We will never forget your tender touch and laugh — We Love You. All of your family and friends.
Pastor Diane Ellzy of Laurel has traveled to Kenscoff, Haiti on a missions trip which will last from six months to one year. She left on Saturday, April 3. Pastor Ellzy will work to rebuild an orphanage/school owned and operated by the Church of God of Alliance in Kenscoff. Before the January earthquake, the orphanage/school housed about 500 children in Haiti. Pastor Ellzy The new orphanage will house approximately 900 children, many of whom are survivors of January’s devastating earthquake and currently live outside in tents. In 2008, Pastor Ellzy heard the voice of God calling her to do mission work in Haiti. “I knew I was going to Haiti at some point — but I didn’t know when,” she said. “I began preparing for this trip. I’ve been storing up supplies for about two years.” Pastor Ellzy anticipated going in November 2009, but was waiting for confirmation from God. Then the earthquake struck. It was then that she received the sure call to go to Haiti. Pastor Ellzy is grateful she waited or “I could’ve been caught up in the earthquake.”
Over the years, Pastor Ellzy filled nearly three storage units full of supplies for needy people in Haiti. She estimates that it’s probably over half of a ton of supplies. Ellzy received donations from various churches on the Delmarva Peninsula, Pennsylvania and North Carolina; local businesses (Dollar General, etc.); corporations (WalMart, Lowe’s, Home Depot); non-profits (Habitat for Humanity, Nanticoke Hospital – medical supplies); communities; and individuals. She is still accepting donations. Pastor Ellzy was the founder and director of Ellzy’s Refuge Mission in Laurel, a shelter that provided indigent and homeless men with food, clothes and shelter. She operated the shelter for three years from 2005 to 2008. Pastor Ellzy now operates in the office of Apostle and Prophetess and pastors the Faith & Healing Ministries Church in Laurel. Pastor Ellzy is employed as a participant in the First State Community Action Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program where she dedicates her time to working with transitioning women at the Lighthouse Shelter in Ellendale. She is a widow, mother of one daughter and son-in-law, grandmother of three boys. To contact her, email ellzy51@yahoo. com. You may also follow Pastor Ellzy’s story online at Facebook and MySpace: Facebook Diane Ellzy; Myspace: www. myspace.com/Faithandhealingministries.
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
Health briefs Free prostate cancer screenings
Bayhealth Medical Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 at Calvary Baptist Church in Dover. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for males according to the American Cancer Society. It is recommended that African Americans begin yearly screening at age 40. Others should begin screening at age 50. Family history of prostate cancer in a close relative (father, brother) may also require earlier screening. Bayhealth’s two-part screening includes a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam (DRE) performed by a urologist. Registration is required. To register, call 744-6752.
Lunch and Learn about diabetes
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.
Hospice lunch bunch lecture
“How to Reach Genuine Forgiveness” will be the topic of April’s Lunch Bunch Lecture offered by the Family Support Center at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, on Friday, April 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Judy Pierson, licensed clinical psychologist, will discuss how to genuinely forgive someone as opposed to just saying “I forgive you” while internally continuing to hold onto hurt and resentment. She’ll explore how to bridge the 17 inch gap between the head and the heart to reach the point where both intellect and feelings are in full agreement of this decision. Lunch Bunch Lectures are open to the public. Registration is required as seating capacity is limited, and a minimal donation
of $3 per person for the cost of lunch is suggested. Register by calling Vicki Costa, 856-7717, ext. 1129, or email vcosta@ delawarehospice.org.
Prosthetic Parity bill introduced
Legislation that would ensure that amputees in Delaware are able to obtain necessary orthotic and prosthetic devices was introduced in the House on recently. House Bill 343, sponsored by Rep. Gerald L. Brady and Rep. Helene M. Keeley, would ensure prosthetic parity for those who have lost limbs by requiring that individual and group health insurance policies provide orthotic and prosthetic devices at a reimbursement rate equal to the federal reimbursement rate for older and disabled Delawareans. As of 2008, 11 other states have adopted prosthetic parity laws. A chief warrant officer with the Delaware National Guard, Rep. Brady noted that the issue of providing amputees with proper devices has gained public attention due to soldiers returning from war with injuries. Coverage for orthotics and prosthetics varies between insurance policies. Some cover 80 percent or more of a medically necessary prosthetic, while others allow a person only one prosthetic for their lifetime. According to the Amputee Support Group of Delaware, the overall insurance industry classifies prosthetics as “durable medical equipment” – the same classification it uses for wheelchairs, oxygen equipment and home hospital beds.
Dr. Snyder appointed to committee
The Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit, organization with a mission to improve the quality of health care for all Americans, has approved the nomination of Peninsula Regional Medical Center hospitalist and Chief Medical Informatics Officer Chris Snyder, DO to serve on their recently established Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). This national appointment of Dr. Dr. Snyder Snyder to the HITAC is for a two to three year term. The HITAC is a standing committee of the Board and will provide strategic guidance and input into NQF matters that activities that in-
announces effective 1/1/10 the joining with
Atlantic Surgical Associates, LLC, Dr. David Cloney and Dr. Neil LaHurd. The new location for Sussex Surgical is: 806 Seabury Avenue, Milford, DE 19963 Phone: 302-424-7522
volve health information technology. In addition, Dr. Snyder has been invited to present in May at the 2010 Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Snyder will speak on Peninsula Regional’s use of technology to help caregivers improve patient safety related to the use of high-risk medications using computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The Medical Center achieved an overall 85% adoption rate using CPOE to order medications electronically, update patient records and support process change. The presentation to be given by Dr. Snyder recently won Peninsula Regional the McKesson’s Corporation’s “Celebrating CPOE Success Award” for best practices in the use of CPOE.
Walk MS at Heritage Shores
Heritage Shores in Bridgeville is home to the annual MS fundraiser, Walk MS: Twilight at Heritage Shores. This year’s event steps off at the Heritage Shores clubhouse on Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. “After the walk,” promises the chapter’s director of development, Holly Maddams, “we’ll gather in the grand ballroom and outdoor patio, enjoy some good food and entertainment, and hand out prizes. We’re giving a BPA-free water bottle to every participant who raises at least $25 and an event t-shirt to anyone who raises $100 or more.” Day-of registration begins at 5 p.m., but advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit delawarewalk.org or call 655-5610.
Free cancer workshop offered
The Wellness Community- DE, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital present an educational program to cancer patients and their loved ones in western Sussex county. “Coping With the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment” workshop will be presented in the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center Lobby, on Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Join Dr. Paul Zorsky and Jaci Burdette, oncology nurse, both of Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, as they present an informational program highlighting the side effects of cancer treatment. Fatigue, blood counts and infections will be highlighted in this very informative educational program. A question and answer period will follow. All classes sponsored by The Wellness Community are offered to people affected by cancer and their loved ones free of charge. Call 645-9150 or 629-6611, ext. 2378 to register.
Spring into Health Walks
The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and the towns of Laurel, Bridgeville, Georgetown, Lewes and the city of Seaford have joined together for a fourth year to promote Sussex County’s “Spring into Health Community Walk.” This walk is being held simultaneously in all five towns on Saturday, April 17 at the following locations: • Woodbridge Athletic Complex, 14714 Woodbridge Rd., Greenwood; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010 • Seaford Athletic Complex Track, Virginia Avenue, Seaford; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk • Laurel Senior High School, Laurel; 9:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk • Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk • The Villages of Five Points, 17339 North Village, Main Boulevard, Lewes; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk There is no cost for this event and it is not a fundraiser, simply an awareness campaign. Special guests will appear around the community. The first 100 children at each site will receive a free t-shirt just for participating. Each location will offer special kids activities and health screenings. The mayor from each town or their representative will be present to read a proclamation on behalf of the town council promoting April 17 as Community Health Day. For more information on the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, call 444-9062 or visit www.SussexKids.org.
5K benefits Breast Cancer Coalition
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). On the heels of a very successful Pink Card campaign in which Tanger Outlets raised more than $90,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition last October, Tanger’s general manager Amy Norgate eagerly stepped up to sponsor DBCC’s 5K event. 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 T-shirt. 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 www.seashorestriders.com or www.active.com.
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.
Registration open for Walk MS
By Dr. Anthony Policastro One of the concerns that we have had for several years is having enough doctors to take care of all the patients that need to be seen. We have recognized the fact that there is a doctor shortage in the United States. There are several reasons for that. One of them is related to the fact that there are some areas that have more physicians than others. Rural areas such as ours tend to have fewer physicians than are needed. The result is that it is difficult to find a physician or to get an appointment with the physician you have. Another reason is related to the fact that primary care physicians are dwindling in number. The number of individuals deciding to become a primary care physician has steadily decreased over the years. Since 1999, the number of physicians going into primary care has decreased about 40%. Specialists make more money and work fewer hours. Medical students frequently have $150,000 - $250,000 in loans to pay off when they graduate. Therefore, it is logical to become a specialist to pay off those loans without working yourself to death. In 2009, about 50% of family practice residency positions were filled by individuals graduating from United States medical schools. A third reason is that the aging Baby Boomer population will create a great demand for medical services. Now that we have passed Health Care Reform, we will need to have primary care physicians to take care of all the newly insured. Those physicians do not really exist. Therefore, someone may have insurance but may not be able to find a physician. While there certainly can be incentives to encourage medical students to enter a primary care field, that will not happen overnight. The first thing that will need to happen is that the correct incentives have to be found. Help with loan repayment may help. However, the funding is not always there. The State of Delaware has a loan repay-
ment assistance program. However, with budgetary constraints, it cannot provide assistance to many people per year. The same thing is true with other such programs. Perhaps pay can be increased to attract more physicians. However, that will make the system more expensive and the new program will already be expensive enough. Perhaps better work hours can be negotiated. However, if the current physicians work fewer hours, more physicians will be needed to pick up the slack. There are not more physicians to do that because we already do not have enough. Even if we find the right incentives, we need to remember that physicians do three years of residency training after medical school. That means that an incentive program has to be created. It then needs to be put in place. At that point, we would be able to begin training residents under the new program. None of that happens quickly. The result is that the physician shortage is going to worsen significantly as health care reform moves forward. Areas such as ours will feel that shortage both in the short term and the long term.
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, but advanced registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 302-655-5610 or visit www. delawarewalk.org.
person after April 12 or at the door. Beef and sides will be catered by the Georgia House and beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard. The evening will include raffles, a silent auction and dancing with “The Funsters.” Delaware Hospice invites you to participate through sponsorships or donations of auction items. Call Peggy Dolby, 8567717, or Mary Morgan, 800-838-9800, for tickets or sponsorship information.
Cancer support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a free general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care Center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community is dedicated to helping people affected by Hospice plans fundraiser cancer enhance their health and well-beDelaware Hospice’s Beef and Brew ing through participation in a professional fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 16, program of emotional support and hope. from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Georgetown All facilitators of these groups are CHEER Center. Tickets are $30 per person trained mental health professionals. Call through Monday, April 12, and $35 per 645-9150 for information or to register.
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Delaware Tech holds successful health career fair The recession was not evident at the first Allied Health & Nursing Job Fair held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on March 23. Employers present at the job fair included Bayhealth, Beebe and Peninsula Regional Medical centers and Nanticoke Health Services as well as Delaware Hospice, Inc., Genesis Rehab Service, Griswald Special Care Staffing, REHABdynamix, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Lakeside Assisted Living. Representatives from Delaware State University, Wilmington University and University of Delaware were present to talk to students about options for continuing their education. Most employers were interested in students who are about to graduate, but B.J. Fenimore, recruiter and care coordinator for Griswald Special Care which specializes in nonmedical home care, is looking to hire certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who have not yet graduated with a nursing degree. Buffy D’Antonio, physical therapist and area director for Genesis Rehab Services, said she attended the event because her company is looking for both physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants. “It is always nice to see students who are interested in working with outpatients,” said Jennifer Fisher, chief operating officer of Tidewater Physical Therapy. “We usually hire two or three physical therapy
assistant graduates every year.” Joy Hoffman, director of nursing at Lakeside Assisted Living at Mallard Landing in Salisbury, said that her company is hiring nurses and nursing assistants. Nanticoke Health Services does not currently have entry-level jobs listed for nursing and other allied health positions; however Cathy Parker, RN and nurse recruiter, expects that positions will be open soon and recommends applying online now. Beebe Medical Center is currently hiring for several positions and was represented by Kelly Decyk, RN and nurse recruiter, a graduate of Delaware Tech’s nursing program in 2004. Bayhealth Medical Center is also in search of new talent. “We are hiring nursing assistants, registered nurses, ultrasound technicians, occupational therapists, lab assistants, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants,” said Sheila Treat, human resources generalist. Local four-year universities boast several options for students to further their education in or around Sussex County. The University of Delaware offers an online education program for registered nurses who wish to get their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in nursing. “Our distance learning classes are designed for working nurses who can’t count on being able to attend a class at a certain time,” explained Mary Miller, senior counselor at the UD Academic Center in Georgetown. “Students only have to
Nursing graduate Silvia Santiago speaks to PRMC recruiter Kennan Fisher; first-year nursing students (from left) Shelsea Morris, Lindsay Koser and Brittany Nolan are waiting for their chance to receive information.
commute to Newark for approximately three weekends during the program for clinicals.” Wilmington University has an online degree-completion program which allows allied health graduates to get an allied health bachelor’s degree in management or education. The university also offers registered
nurse to bachelor’s (BSN) and registered nurse to master’s degree programs at its Georgetown location in Delaware Tech’s Carter Partnership Center. Delaware State University also has a transfer option for nursing students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree and offers a master’s degree in nursing at its campus in Dover.
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A weekend of celebrations
My parents, who are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary ynn arks this week, first met when they were young teachers in the then Bridgeville School District. He A new knee, a family was a graduate of the University of Delaware and Duke University, she gathering and anniverhad a degree from West Virginia sary party...and two alma University. maters battling it out on I, their firstborn, was not there to witness their courtship. But I the basketball court. would guess that those divergent college experiences did nothing to which team I will root for. My guess is hinder their budding romance. that I will cheer for both and probably Perhaps, with different professors to more vigorously for the team that is betalk about and different acquaintances hind at the time. Too bad, I have told my about whom to tell stories, they found husband, that both can’t win. He doesn’t each other more interesting than they much like college basketball and doesn’t would have had they come from the same have an opinion on the matter. school. As for the wedding anniversary, we Similarly, since their marriage, the fact plan to celebrate that the day before the that one is a Blue Hen and Blue Devil Duke-W.Va. game with dinner at my parcombo and the other a proud Mountaineer ents’ home. Both my brother and my sister has seemingly made no difference. But will be there, as well as my nephew, the this weekend, just days before they celsole representative of the next generation ebrate 55 years together, that equanimity of the family. will be put to the test by none other than a It won’t be a fancy dinner, just carrybouncing ball. out from a local restaurant. But there will The Duke Blue Devils and the West certainly be good conversation and maybe Virginia Mountaineers are set to meet each even a toast or two to the Blue Devils and other on the court in one of two semi-final the Mountaineers. games in the NCAA’s 64-team basketball If there are toasts, I will include one to tournament. While those of you who are my father’s new knee, which he received reading this know who won that game and during a surgical procedure more than two even who won Monday night’s championweeks ago. It replaced the knee that he had ship battle, I am writing this before Saturwhen he first met my mother and that with day’s tip-off, before even the start of the age had become painfully arthritic. pre-game show. I’m still wondering which While he isn’t ready to take to the team will be on top at final buzzer. basketball court just yet, he has, at the And while I don’t expect any histriondirection of his physical therapist, several ics no matter which team wins — my times thrown a basketball into a basket. parents have been through far too much With that experience, I’m sure he’ll foltogether to suffer division over a game low Saturday night’s game with even more — I’m wondering if there might not be interest. just the slightest tension come Saturday A new knee, a family gathering and evening. anniversary party — certainly there’ll be Persistent humming of the West Vircake — and two alma maters battling it ginia fight song from the kitchen, perhaps; out on the basketball court. If my parents from the study, maybe, murmurings about break out their old college pom-poms and Duke’s history of winning such competiwave them happily in the air, they are tions. surely to be forgiven. At this late date, I still have not decided
Show highlights worst drivers AAA has collaborated with the Travel Channel as the official safety partner on the network’s newest reality travel competition series, ‘America’s Worst Driver,’ which airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. In the series, bad drivers from eight major American cities, nominated by friends and family, compete in various driving challenges to identify the worst local driver. Each challenge tests a driver’s ability to focus while dealing with distraction and stress, a task that anyone behind the wheel should concentrate on improving. The participant earning the distinction of the worst driver from each city will watch as their car is destroyed before moving onto the finale where ultimately ‘America’s Worst Driver’ will be named. During the program one of AAA’s driving experts offers relevant driving tips.
“We’re using our collaboration with ‘America’s Worst Driver’ to promote our support of driver training and traffic safety,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Our intent is to raise awareness for what drivers do that’s right and wrong while behind the wheel and what they can do to improve. Through our driver training and improvement courses, we offer the same advice ‘as seen on TV’ to help correct poor driving habits and encourage people to be much better drivers on the road.” AAA Mid-Atlantic offers two driver training programs for Delaware drivers who may need a refresher on certain aspects of safe driving: Advanced Driving and Defensive Driving. For more information, visit www.aaamidatlantic.com/drivingprograms/classroom/delaware.
Call 811 before you start to dig
Miss Utility of Delmarva has announced results from a recent survey that found more than half (57 percent) of Americans who plan to dig on their property this year do not plan to notify their local call-before-you-dig center by dialing 811. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. Everyone in Delaware or on Maryland’s Eastern Shore who calls 811 two full working days before digging is connected to Miss Utility, which will take the caller’s information and communicate it to local member utility companies. A professional locator will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of underground utility lines with spray paint or flags. Once a site has been marked, it is safe to cautiously begin digging. The national public opinion survey of 749 homeowners, conducted between March 11-16, found 52 percent of homeowner households plan to do at least one do-it-yourself project that involves digging this year, up from a reported 44 percent in 2009. Among homeowners who plan to dig this year, the most popular projects include planting shrubs (71 percent), planting a tree (57 percent) and digging to pour concrete to create a patio or
Gas prices fell last week for the first time in six weeks, slowly retreating from the 2010 high of $2.82 reached two weeks ago. The national average price for regular grade gasoline dropped a penny last week to $2.80 a gallon Thursday, before jumping back up a penny Friday to $2.81 a gallon. Current prices are 77 cents more than a year ago, but still $1.30 less than the record high set in July 2008. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil reached $85.22 last Thursday, its highest intraday price since reaching $89.82 on October, 9, 2008, extending gains for the fourth straight day and ending higher for the fifth consecutive quarter. Crude closed at a 2010
walkway (29 percent). All of these common do-it-yourself (DIY) projects could damage the underground infrastructure if the person digging does not know the approximate location of buried utility lines. Failure to call before digging contributed to an estimated 75,000 underground utility damages in 2008, according to industry data compiled by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the international organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them. The survey also found that homeowners who plan to dig this year have a history of engaging in other DIY safety habits, which Miss Utility hopes is a positive sign that Americans will be more likely to add calling 811 two full working days before digging to their project checklists. Homeowners should take the following steps when planning a digging project: • Always call 811 two full working days before digging, regardless of the depth or familiarity with the property. Miss Utility requests can also be made online at www.missutility.net/iticlite. • Plan ahead. Call on Monday or Tuesday for work planned for an upcoming weekend, providing ample time for lines to be marked. • Confirm with Miss Utility that all lines have been marked. • Learn what the various colors of paint and flags represent at www.call811.com/ faqs. • If a contractor has been hired, confirm that the excavator has called 811. Don’t allow work if the lines aren’t marked.
high of $84.87 Thursday (markets were closed Friday in observance of Good Friday). Forecast “Just in time for the Easter holiday weekend, motorists were met with declining gas prices at the pumps last week for the first time since the blizzards of mid-February,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “That said, with seasonal demand increases comes seasonal price increases, so this week’s gas price retreat may be short lived.” Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.759 to $2.859 a gallon, up six cents from a week ago.
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Legislation would make curbside recycling available to all All Delawareans would be offered a statewide curbside recycling service under legislation introduced recently at Legislative Hall. Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, and Rep. Michael Mulrooney, D-Pennwood, worked with Gov. Jack Markell’s administration to develop Senate Bill 234 l in an effort to bring universal recycling service to Delaware. The proposal would implement curbside recycling for singlefamily homes by September 2011.
Mulrooney said that creating a voluntary program offered to all residents as part of their regular trash collection services would encourage more Delawareans to recycle. Senate Bill 234 would: • Require municipalities and waste haulers to provide a recycling container and collection for all customers on the following timetable: single-family homes as well as restaurants and bars by September 2011; multi-family residences, such as
apartment complexes by January 2013 and commercial businesses by January 2014. While the bill requires that municipalities and waste haulers provide recycling service to their customers, recycling would not be mandatory for residents or businesses – simply an option. • Eliminate the “bottle bill” bottledeposit-and-return system as of December 1, 2010, meaning the 5-cent returnable deposit would no longer be added to the cost of soda and beer bottles. Consumers would
Asparagus, the ‘food of kings’
It’s hard for me to let the month of April slip by without mentioning asparagus. The name of this wonderful member of the lily family comes from the Greek word for “sprout.” Asparagus became so popular in 16th century France that it was known as the “food of kings.” Louis XIV was so crazy about it that he ordered greenhouses to be built to grow the spears year round. A common misconception about asparagus (and one that I’ve labored under for some time) is that the smaller, thinner spears are younger than the fat ones. Other myths are that asparagus is a diuretic and that it causes gout. What is fact is that, nutritionally, asparagus is chock full of B vitamins, folate, vitamins C and A, beta-carotene and potassium. When selecting asparagus, look for bright, uniform spears with compact tips. To store, wrap the spears in a damp tea towel and place in a plastic bag or stand them in a container with a couple of inches of cold water, cover and refrigerate. While once only a delicacy that the wealthy could afford, this lovely vegetable remains an elegant addition to any table. The recipe for shaved asparagus is an out-of-the box treatment and one that you’re sure to make again. The skillet asparagus from Lidia Bastianich is as good as it is easy. Both honor the spears by adorning them with parmesan cheese.
Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing Serves 6 2 pounds large asparagus 1 cup coarsely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (3 ounces) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons warm water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into long, thin strips and transfer to a large bowl.
Barnum Award winners selected
In 2010, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey launched The Barnum Award which honors the spirit of P.T. Barnum, creator of The Greatest Show On Earth, and his contributions to society by identifying and celebrating children who give back to their own communities in creative and innovative ways. Salisbury, Md. was one of more than 75 cities throughout the United States selected to participate in the program. Nominations for children from Salisbury and the surrounding area were accepted online through March 19 and reviewed by a local panel of judges: Wicomico County Executive Richard M. Pollitt Jr., WMDT-47 News Anchor Katherine Amenta and George Whitehead, professor of psychology, Salisbury University. Gold Barnum Award Recipient - Sarah Bell of Sussex County
be able to receive deposits for previously purchased bottles until Feb. 1, 2011, but after that date food and liquor stores would no longer pay 5 cents for returned bottles. • For a period of four years, assess a 4-cent Recycling Fee on the types of beer and soda bottles currently carrying the deposit. Proceeds from this fee would be made available to municipalities and waste haulers to reduce the startup costs associated with universal recycling. The fee would end Dec. 1, 2014.
The Practical Gourmet In a small bowl, mix the Parmigiano-Reggiano with the lemon juice, water and olive oil. Add to the asparagus and toss to coat. Season the salad with salt and pepper and serve at once. Source: Food and Wine Magazine Skillet Asparagus Serves 4 to 6 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and peeled 4 ounces (½ stick) butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. When it is just starting to bubble, lay in the spears in a single layer, sprinkle with salt, and shake to roll the asparagus and coat them. Cover the pan and let the spears cook and steam for 4 to 5 minutes (or more, if they are very thick), shaking them around now and then. Uncover and continue to cook another 4 minutes or so. The butter left in the pan should be starting to color; if not, cook a bit more, and when browning starts, swirl the pan to spread the color. Remove from the heat, and scatter the cheese around in the hot pan, swirling again to blend it into the browned butter. Pour the sauce over the asparagus and serve immediately. Bell grew fresh vegetables to benefit the Seaford Community Food Closet, which benefits local low income clients through donations. She grew over 100 pounds of vegetables and also launched a campaign at local farmers markets to encourage others to donate. Silver Barnum Award - Anita Grace Stevenson of Wicomico County, Maryland Stevenson has helped raise over $50,000 for Relay for Life. She has baked cookies, participated in walks and also donated her hair to Locks of Love. Along with a Barnum Award medal, each recipient will receive a cash award to help them in their future community service efforts ranging from $1,000 to $500. The recipients were honored on the opening night performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Illuscination, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on April 1.
Seaford'S one-Year anniverSarY Sale! We're celebrating a year of great colors, great advice and great customers with a special savings event. Join us for the biggest sale of the year at your Seaford Sherwin-Williams® paint store!
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WANTED OUTBOARD MOTOR, 25 hp w/short shaft, good cond. 875-7119. 4/1 42” LAWNMOWER DECK to fit 2130 Cub Cadet. 8751246. 3/18 DELMAR CLASS OF ‘64 H.S. Yearbook, 875-1246.
AUTOMOTIVE PU TRUCK CAP, Dk. Blue, 8 ft., $210. 875-5406. 4/8
‘70 PONT. LEMANS, new eng. new int., many new parts, runs great, $4500 OBO. 875-5543. 3/18
LOST DOG, on 3/13, in town, Seaford. Jack Russell Terrior, blk & wh., ‘Trixie.’ Reward. 629-5500. 4/8
WILL DO SHOPPING, Errands & transport to & fr appts. 875-5366. 4/8/2t
CHEV. 350 AUTO. TRANS., completely rebuilt, $550 firm. 628-9696. 3/11
CAREGIVER: Reputable, lookig to care for elderly, day or night, 10+ ears exeience, references. 8757169. 4/1/2t
BRUNO LIFT SCOOTER CARRIER for handicap for back of vehicle. Fits Class 3 hitch, appx. 5 yrs. old. 8419845. 3/4
RED BRINDLE DACHSHUND, female, 7-yr.old, wearing red collar & red & blk harness, lost in Woodside Manor, nr Arbutus & Lantana. Reward if found. 4/8
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SPRING YARD CLEAN-UP, $12/hr. Call Terry at 6297056. 4/1/2t
BRACELET, found in Seaford WalMart on March 11. Call 629-4446 to describe. 3/25
WANTED: Crafters & Vendors for the St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival, May 22. Contact Gloria Ellis at 875-2775 or Jen Fleming at 610-703-5452. 4/1
GIVE-AWAY BLACK LAB MIXED PUPPIES, about 8 wks old, to good homes. 629-4930 after 7 weekdays. 4/8 FREE HORSE MANURE, great for gardens, shrubberies. 337-3840. 3/11 50 MINITRAN PATCHES 0.2 mg/hr, Good thru 8/10. 628-2961. 3/11
STOLEN: March 18. On 10th Street, Laurel, items were stolen off back deck. These were personal items purchased for a gift. The thief knows who they are. If returned, no questions will be asked. We just ask that they are returned. 3/25
YARD SALE MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale, 4/9 & 4/10; Fri. 7-11; Sat. 7-?. Intersection of Sycamore & Dukes Lumber Rd., Laurel. Children’s clothes, books, HH items, furniture, doors, windows. 4/8 YARD SALE, Sat., 4/10, 6840 Robin Dr., Atlanta Estates, 6 am - noon. Lots of baby & small child items, incl. gently used bab swing, 2 strollers, toys, clothes & lots of misc. items. 4/8 INDOOR YARD SALE, 4/10, 7 until ? at Bayview Baptist Church, Rt. 24, west of Reese Carey’s, Laurel. 4/8
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TOW HITCH TRAILER, Heavy duty w/sway bars & 2” hitch ball, almost new, $125. 875-9480. 3/4
MOTORCYCLES/ REC VEHICLES ‘08 SUZUKI GZ250 Motorcycle, 1400 mi., 2 owners, like new. Perfect stater bike. $2200. 628-8532. 4/1
BOATS 16’ ROWING SHELL, 9.5’ carbon fiber oars, dolly; cost new $3700. Sell for $1750. 349-4107. 4/8 EVINRUDE-JOHNSON PROS., 13.75 x 21 SS, 13.75 X 15 SS, 14X19 alum. $50 ea. SS, $35 alum. 6294195. 3/25
ANT. CHINA CABINET, straight glass door on fr., bow glass on side, exc. cond., must see. 629-2047. 4/1
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WROUGHT IRON FLOOR LAMP, $50. 629-7363. 3/25
JAZZY 600 POWER Chair, like new, fully equipped, $2500 OBO. High Back Wheelchair, fully equipped, good cond., $200 OBO. 628-3362. 4/8 WHITE WICKER SET, 2 chairs, loveseat, table, good cond., $100. 628-3362. 4/8 TIMBERS: 30 - 4x6x11.5 creosoted, $300. 2 - 4x6x 11.5 pressure treated, $44 for both. 846-9788. 4/8 8’ GRAIN DRILL for seeding, John Deere, great shape, good rubber & paint, ready to work, $350. 8469788. 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
(4) OAK CANE-BOTTOM CHAIRS, $60 ea. 629-7363. 4/8
BEAUTY SALON EQUIP. for sale, Call Carol at 6292309 or 228-4996. 4/8
FULL SIZE BED. 841-3992. 4/1 YARD EQUIP: Lawn mowers (1 push, 1 self-propelled), leaf blower, string trimmer & chipper. 6296337. 3/25
LG. CAST IRON CALDRON, 3-legged, great shape, $175. 846-9788. 3/11
2 TICKETS to “Singing In The Sun” in Myrtle Beach, Apr 20-24, exc. seats! 6298175. 4/8/2t
FUTON BUNK BED in fair cond. w/Futon mattress in great cond., white frame. $75 firm. 628-8309. 4/1
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TABLE, mahogany stained wood, 30”H x 24”W x 46”L, used in home office, $25. 875-5086. 4/1 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
36” MURRAY RIDING MOWER, 11 hp, Briggs & Stratton, great cond., $400. 875-5889. 3/25 COMPUTER, PRINTER, & desk, $50. 629-4195. 3/25 YOUTH 3-IN-1 GAME TABLE, foose ball, air hockey, pool, exc. cond., no elec. needed, $30/ 628-1393. COLEMAN SPA 38”x85”x 85” Exc. cond., 33 jets, seats 5. Incl. chaise, comfort collar, 1 waterfall, fiber optic lighting, 2 spd therapy jets, 2 zones foot-relief jets. Complete w/ insulated cover & easy spa cover lift, ground panels & 2 85” steps for set up. $3000 OBO. 8755665. 3/18 CHERRY DR SET, 46”x74” table w/2 addl. 18” leaves. 10 chairs -8 side & 2 arm. Ivory brocade cushions. China cabinet w/rounded top, glass doors, shelves & encl. storage on base. Intricate carved detail on all pieces. Exc. cond. $6000 OBO. 875-5665. 3/18
CITY OF SEAFORD, DELAWARE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION April 17, 2010 The City of Seaford Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware, between the hours of 10:00 a.m., E.S.T. and 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
One Mayor Position & One Council Member Position are open for election. The following candidates have filed for election. Mayor Position (For Two (2) Year Term)
Edward H. Butler, Jr.
Council Member Position (For Three (3) Year Term)
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The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on April 12, 2010 in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE during their monthly Commission meeting which begins at 7:00 P.M. The Commission will receive public comment and recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the following requests: 1) A lot subdivision request, submitted by Heritage Rocks Properties Two, LLC; 2) A Preliminary Development Plan Review for the commercial development known as Bridgeville Commons, submitted by the Bariglio Corporation. Written comments will be received by the Planning and Zoning Commission no later than April 9, 2010. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE TOWN MANAGER BONNIE WALLS 3/4,4/8/2tc
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THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY In Re Change of Name of: Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Patricia A. Shrensel, intents to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change the name of her minor son from Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. Petitioner desires this change for social reasons. Patrica A. Shrensel, Petitioner 3/25/3tc See LEGALS—page 33
• APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
A special election will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the Seaford School District in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, in order to permit the voters of the District to vote for or against the issuance of bonds in the amount of $1,172,100 to provide funds for the following purposes (State bonds will finance $5,468,700): New Orthopedically Handicapped Wing (C.N. #1123A) – 100% State Funded: Cost: Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of an Orthopedically Handicapped wing State addition to the Central Elementary School. Local Total
$ 2,299,500 $ 0 $ 2,299,500
Roof Replacement at Central Elementary School (C.N. #1123B): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Central Elementary School and campus storage facility to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 801,300 $ 296,400 $ 1,097,700
Roof Replacement at Frederick Douglass Elementary School (C.N. #1123C): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Frederick Douglass Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 790,400 $ 292,300 $ 1,082,700
Elevator Repair/Replacement at Seaford High School (C.N. #1123D): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford High School to include Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 233,100 $ 86,200 $ 319,300
Roof Replacement at Seaford Middle School Gymnasium & Elevator Repair/Replacement (C.N. #1123E): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford Middle School to include roof replacement and Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 483,800 $ 178,900 $ 662,700
Roof Replacement at West Seaford Elementary School (C.N. #1123F): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the West Seaford Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 860,600 $ 318,300 $ 1,178,900
Total State Total Local Total Funding
$5,468,700 $1,172,100 $6,640,800
The faith and credit of the Seaford School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $1,172,100, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an estimated average tax increase of $0.0448 per $100 of assessed value during the 20year life of the bonds. Also posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance. The polls for said election will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Voters may vote at the designated polling place – Seaford School District Office, 390 North Market Street Extended. You may vote in this election if you: • Are a citizen of the United States and Delaware age
• Live in the Seaford School District
• Are at least 18 years of
Proof of identification (e.g., Delaware driver’s license, Delaware ID card, work ID card with photo and address, U.S. postal material) is required to vote. Absentee voting is handled by the Department of Elections in Georgetown (119 N. Race Street; 856-5367). BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT By: John Hanenfeld, President Attest: Dr. Russell H. Knorr, Executive Secretary Years after Referendum Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Additional tax rate – 0.0588 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0015 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0029 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0044 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0059 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.073 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0088 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0103 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0118 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0132
Years after Referendum Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Year 14 Year 15 Year 16 Year 17 Year 18 Year 19 Year 20
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0147 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0162 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0176 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0191 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0206 year 1 tax rate minus 0.0220 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0235 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0250 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0264 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0279
AVERAGE ADDITIONAL TAX RATE: 0.0448
The assumptions used in the above calculations are as follows: Assumed Interest Rate at Time of Bond Sale = 5.00% Based upon FY10 Assessed Value of Property in Seaford
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Estate of Paul Isaac Nichols, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Paul Isaac Nichols who departed this life on the 4th day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Lisa N. Martin on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 4th day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Lisa N. Martin 24825 Woods Drive Denton, MD 21629 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard P.A. 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of John G. Puloskie, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of John G. Pusloskie who departed this life on the 16th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Roger Price on the 18th day of March, 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 16th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Roger Price 5112 Woodland Ferry Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of Howard Charles Ellis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Howard Charles Ellis who departed this life on the
MORNING STAR 10th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Wayne Ellis on the 22nd day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 10th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Wayne Ellis 31594 Fred Adkins Rd. Parsonsburg, MD 21849 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of Evelyn Corey Bell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Evelyn Corey Bell who departed this life on the 17th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Suzanne Moore, James A. Stewart on the 10th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 17th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Suzanne Moore 20408 Silver Lake Dr., Unit #1 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 James A. Stewart 742 Bicentennia Blvd. Dover, DE 19904 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Es. Ellis & Szabo, LLP PO Box 574 Georgetown, DE 1997 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Oliver E. Boyce, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Oliver E. Boyce who departed this life on the 9th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Constance B. Parker on the 15th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons
having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 9th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Constance B. Parker 22731 Bloxom School Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of James Chalfant, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of James Chalfant, Jr. who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Diana Chalfant on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Diana Chalfant 11822 Chalfant Dr. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Ruth A. Whaley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth A. Whaley who departed this life on the 23rd day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Charles T. Whaley on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 23rd day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Charles T. Whaley 16488 Adams Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
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Estate of Margaret B. Hubbard, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret B. Hubbard who departed this life on the 2nd day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Kathryn C. Martin, Keith H. Hubbard on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Kathryn C. Martin 24182 Old Meadow Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Keith H. Hubbard 500 North Hall St., Apt. 25 Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being known as LOT NO. 27 in NANTICOKE ESTATES, SECTION II and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument on the Northerly right of way line of Sussex County Road No. 490 “River Road” (50 foot right of way) at a corner for this lot and Lot No. 27A; thence with the Northerly right of way line of Sussex County Road No. 490 “River Road” (50 foot right of way) South 58 degrees 42 minutes 34 seconds West 100.06 feet to a concrete monument at the intersection of Rivershore Drive (50 foot right of way and Sussex County Road No. 490 “River Road” (50 foot right of way); thence with the Northerly right of
PAGE 33 way line of Rivershore Drive (50 foot right of way) North 59 degrees 44 minutes 48 seconds West 75.12 feet to a concrete monument at a corner for this lot and Lot No. 26; thence turning and running with Lot No. 26 North 01 degree 30 minutes 00 seconds East 211.90 feet to a concrete monument at the tie line; thence continuing with Lot No. 26 North 01 degree 30 minutes 18 seconds East 101.36 feet to a PK nail in edge of wood bulkhead at a corner for this lot, Lot No. 26 and in line of the Nanticoke River Prong Hurts Creek; thence turning and running with the Nanticoke River Prong Hurts Creek North 51 degrees 36 minutes 03 seconds East 30.45 feet to a PK nail in edge of wood bulkhead at a corner for this lot, Lot No. 27 A and in line of Nanticoke River Prong Hurts Creek; thence turning and running with Lot No. 27A South 20degrees 23 minutes 48 seconds East 83.38 feet to a concrete monument at the tie line; thence continuing with Lot No. 27A South 20 degrees 24 minutes 55 seconds East 255.86 feet to the point and place of beginning. Being the same lands and premises which Dan H. Henderson and Karen S. Henderson by Deed dated September 11, 2006and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and the State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3359, Page 298, did grant and convey unto Curtis W. Armstrong. Tax Parcel: 1-32-6.0016.00 Property Address: 7591 RIVERSHORE DRIVE, SEAFORD Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the
Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CURTIS W. ARMSTRONG and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and being situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware and being more fully described according to a survey prepared by Walter R. Todd, Registered Surveyor, dated August 2, 1998, and as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point situate on the southerly right-of-way of Delaware Route 18, said point being a corner of these lands and lands n/f of Samuel W. Nickerson and being the beginning of a curve bearing to the right, said curve having a delta angle of 04° 43’ 34” and a radius of 1940.22’; thence by and with said curve, an arc distance of 160.05’ to a pipe, said pipe being a corner of these lands and lands n/f of John W. O’Day; thence by and with said lands n/f of John W. O’Day, the following two courses and distances, S 12° 20’ 00” W, 250.00’ to a pipe; thence N 74° 35’ 18” W, 160.00’ to a pipe being a corner of these lands, lands n/f of John W. O’Day and lands n/f of Samuel W. Nickerson; thence by and with said lands n/f of Samuel W. Nickerson N 12° 20’ 00” E, 250.00’ to the point and place of beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Gerald Richard Wolfe and Linda C. Wolfe, his wife by deed dated August 11, 1988 and recorded in the See LEGALS—page 34
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Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 1589, Page 178 did grant and convey unto JAMES K. BECKWITH, III and SHEILA M. BECKWITH, his wife. The said Sheila M. Beckwith having departed this life thereby vesting title in JAMES K. BECHWITH, III, surviving tenant by the entirety. Tax Parcel: 2-31-7.0035.02 Property Address: 16732 SEA SHORE HIGHWAY, GEORGETOWN Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JAMES K. BECKWITH, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following
MORNING STAR described real estate to wit: All that certain piece, parcel and lot of land lying and being situate in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, comprising all of Lot #7, Section B of “Westview Extended” subdivision, being described more particularly in accordance with a survey plat prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated December 8, 2006, as follows: BEGINNING at a point an the westerly right-of-way line of Hickory Lane (36’ wide) distant on a bearing of South 59°-33’-10” West 1.18 feet from a disturbed concrete monument (found); said point being situate southerly 120 feet, more or less, from right-ofway of Allen Ave.; thence with Hickory Lane South 00°-37’-49” West 60.00 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with Lot # 6 North 89°-18’-31” West 118.60 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with Lot #31 North 00°-37’-51” East 60.14 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with Lot # 8 South 89°-14’-20” East 118.59 feet home to the point of beginning. BEING the same lands and premises which Berley A. Mears, III, dated December 19, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3399, Page 253, did grant and convey unto Tonya E. Bratten. Tax Parcel: 5-31-13.0972.00 Property Address: 216 HICKORY LANE, SEAFORD Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the
cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of TONYA E. BRATTEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the TOWN OF LAUREL, Sussex County, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron rebar set on the South right of way line of Tenth Street at a corner for these lands and Lands of Jack Daniel Currie, etux; thence with the South right of way line of Tenth Street South 79 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 50.00 feet to an iron rebar set on the South right of way line of Tenth Street at a corner for these lands and Lands of Donald W. O’Neal; thence with said O’Neal Lands South 11 degrees 16 minutes 55 seconds West 135.90 feet to an iron bar found at a corner for these lands, Lands of Donald W. O’Neal and in line of Lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co .. Inc.; thence with Lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co., Inc. North 79 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 49.72 feet to a pipe found at a corner for these lands, Lands of Jack Daniel Currie, etux and in line of Lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co. Inc.; thence with said Currie Lands North 11 degrees 09 minutes 55 seconds East 135.90 feet to an iron rebar set on the South right of way line of Tenth Street located at the point and place of beginning, be the contents thereof what they may, as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A, Temple, Jr. DEL. P.L.S. No. 242, dated June 5, 2002.
• APRIL 8 - 14, 2010 AND BEING the same lands and premises which Robert J. Perry and Daniela K. Perry by deed dated June 7, 2002 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 2717, Page 66 did grant and convey unto WALTER W. FOX, JR. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.1078.00 Property Address: 224 WEST 10TH STREET, LAUREL Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WALTER W. FOX, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot or parcel of land with the improvements thereon erect-
ed, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being known as Lot Number A-6, PINE BLUFF No.2, as shown on a revised plot prepared by McCann, Inc., Registered Surveyors, which is filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Plot Book 57, Page 196, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Tammac Holdings Corporation, by deed dated February 25, 2008 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3554, Page 292 did grant and convey unto GEORGE J. MACKENRODT, JR. AND SANDRA F. MACKENRODT, his wife. Tax Parcel: 2-31-3.0058.00 Property Address: 15400 FORSYTHIA DRIVE, GEORGETOWN Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SANDRA F. & GEORGE J. MACKENRODT, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, and being all of Lot Nos. 58, 59, 60 and 61 of Lake Pines and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an axle found on the Northerly side of Laurel A venue and being a corner for these lands and those of Lot No. 62; thence along Laurel Avenue North 70 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 218.69 feet to a pipe found at lands of George Walson; thence with Walson lands, North 08 degrees 22 minutes 27 seconds East 153.15 feet to a pipe found at Lot No. 113; thence with Lot Nos. 113, 112, 111, 110, 109 and 106, South 69 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds East 249.75 feet to a pipe found; thence with Lot No. 62, South 20 degrees 04 minutes 31 seconds West 149.67 feet to the point and place of beginning. BEING the same lands and premises which Michael W. Messick and Alice E. Messick by Deed dated March 30, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3433, Page 272, did grant and convey unto Michael W. Messick. Tax Parcel: 3-32-2.0034.00 Property Address: 104 LAUREL AVENUE, LAUREL Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent DelaSee LEGALS—page 35
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 34 ware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL W. MESSICK and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN L1TIlE CREEK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT LOCATED IN HOLLY BRANCH 0 THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF ROUTE #24 (30 FEET FROM THE CENTERLINE THEREOF) AND IN THE LINE OF LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF GEORGE H. ALVAREZ, ET AL.; THENCE WITH HOLLY BRANCH THE FOLLOWING TWO COURSES AND DISTANCES: (1) SOUTH 01 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST 112.54 FEET TO A POINT; AND (2) SOUTH 08 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST 216.28 FEET TO A POINT IN HOLLY BRANCH AND AT A CORNER FOR LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF ERNEST F. HORSEY; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF LANDS OF SAID HORSEY, SOUTH 52 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST 10.28 FEET TO A 4” CONCRETE MARKER FOUND; THENCE
CONTINUING THE SAME COURSE 91.28 FEET (A TOTAL DISTANCE ON SAID COURSE OF 101.56 FEET) TO A 3/4” IRON PIPE SET IN THE LINE OF LANDS OF SAID HORSEY AT A CORNER FOR LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF KENNETH M. AND KATHLEEN A. HASTINGS; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF LANDS OF SAID HASTINGS, NORTH 20 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 346.45 FEET TO A 3/4” IRON PIPE SET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF ROUTE #24 AT A CORNER FOR LANDS OF SAID HASTINGS; THENCE WITH THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF ROUTE #24, NORTH 69 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 182.18 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.0 ACRE OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, AS WILL MORE FULLY AND AT LARGE APPEAR UPON REFERENCE TO A SURVEY PREPARED BY MCCANN, INC., P.L.S. 299, DATED JANUARY 22, 1990 AND INCORPORATED HEREIN. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SHARON L. BOYCE BY DEED FROM DARRELL S. HASTINGS, LINDA M. HASTINGS RECORDED 03/15/1990 IN DEED BOOK 1705 PAGE 041, IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE OF SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE. Tax Parcel: 4-32-11.006.04 Property Address: 8416 SHARPTOWN ROAD, LAUREL Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the
cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SHARON L. HURLEY A/K/A SHARON L. BOYCE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being designated as Lot#594-E-4, shown on the plot of “Newberg Lots”, prepared for Paul Wilson, as surveyed by Coast Survey, Inc., Land Surveying and Planning, dated November 8, 1992, divided March 16, 1994, filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 52, page 50, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe found on the southeasterly right-of-way line of County Road #594 (50 feet wide), a corner for this lot and Lot #594-E•5; thence continuing with said right-of. way north 33 degrees 07 minutes 08 seconds East 300.00 feet to a pipe; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and Lot E-3 South 56 degrees 52 minutes 52 seconds East 525.30 feet (passing over a pipe at 195.00 feet) to a point in the center of Gum Branch Ditch; thence with said Ditch South 29 degrees 23 minutes 05 seconds West 204.20 feet to a point and continuing South 27 degrees 31 minutes 00 seconds West 385.07 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with Lot E-5 North 22 degrees 55 minutes 28 seconds West 513.82 feet to a pipe; thence continuing on North 22 degrees 55 minutes 28
• APRIL 8 - 14, 2010 second West 106.59 feet to a pipe; thence continuing on North 56 degrees 52 minutes 52 second West 150.00 feet to the place of beginning said to contain 5.000 acres more or less. Tax Parcel: 4-30-9.0042.04 Property Address: 14499 OAK ROAD, GREENWOOD Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of REBECCA R. & CHARLES A. HOLLINGSWORTH, II and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate lying and being on the North side of Eight Street, in the
PAGE 35 Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex county, Delaware being more particularly described as follows to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe (found) lying on the Northerly right of way line of West Eighth Street (21.75 feet f/f), said iron pipe being 762 feet more or less to centerline of West Street and being a common boundary line for this land and for land snow or formerly of Eric L. Savage; thence by and with Savage lands North 14 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 209.85 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Gary W. Flood South 77 degrees 51 minutes 08 seconds East 41.40 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Catherine L. Wilkerson South 14 degrees 44 minutes 28 seconds West 209.02 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with the Northerly right-ofway line of West Eighth Street North 79 degrees 13 minutes 24 seconds 38.73 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 8,379 square feet of land more or less with improvements thereon as shown on a survey prepared by MillerLewis, Inc., dated October 5, 2005. BEING the same land conveyed unto Thomas H. Riggin and Dorothy O. Riggin, his wife, by deed of Maggie C. Callaway and William A. Callaway dated June 16, 1947, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 370, Page 469. The said Thomas H. Riggin departed this life on or about May 28, 1994, and by operation of law his onehalf interest in the property conveyed unto his wife, Dorothy O. Riggin. The said Dorothy O. Riggin departed this life on or about March 16, 2005, and by her Will of record in the Office of the Register of Wills in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Will Book 447, Page 261, did devise and bequeath her property to her children: Thomas K. Riggin, Marilyn E. Johnson, Penny M. Tyndall and Doris Jean Tubbs. BEING the same land conveyed unto Thomas W. Watson and Sharon A. Watson, his wife, by deed of The Estate of Dorothy O. Riggin, by Thomas K. Riggin, Executor, Thomas K. Riggin, Penny M. Tyndall, and Doris Jean Tubbs and Marilyn E. Johnson dated
October 14, 2005, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 3223, Page 64. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.10200.00 Property Address: 213 8TH STREET, LAUREL Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of THOMAS W. & SHARON A. WATSON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the TOWN OF BLADES, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known as LOT See LEGALS—page 36
PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 NO. A-I as shown on a plot of lots of Thomas R. Young, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an Iron rebar found at the intersection of the Southerly right of way line of East Second Street with the Easterly right of way of East Cannon Street; thence with the Easterly right of way line of East Second Street South 89 degrees 10 minutes 44 seconds East 124.95 feet to a concrete monument found on the Southerly right of way line of East Second Street at a corner for this lot and Lot No. A-3: thence with Lot No. A-3 South 01 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds East 112.04 feet to a concrete monument found at a corner for this lot and Lot Nos. A-3, A-4 and A-2; thence with Lot No. A-2 North 89 degrees 3S minutes 00 seconds West 124.39 feet to a concrete monument found on the Easterly right of way line of Cannon Street at a corner for this lot and Lot No. A-2; thence with the Easterly right of way line of Cannon Street North 01 degrees 43 minutes 2S seconds West 112.94 feet to an iron rebar found at the intersection of the Southerly right of way line of East Second Street with the Easterly right of way line of Cannon Street located at the point and place of beginning, containing 14,013 square feet of land be the same more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. DEL. P.L.S. No. 242, dated April 23, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which Diane D. Webb, did grant and convey unto Robert W. Buecker and Natasha M. Buecker, by deed dated May 12, 2005 and recorded on May 13, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3143 AT Page 97. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.11131.02 Property Address: 201 E. SECOND STREET, BLADES Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May
MORNING STAR 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ROBERT W. & NATASHA M. BUECKER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece, parcel and tract of land, lying and being situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, and the State 01” Delaware, being depicted on a survey as Parcel 2.02 and consisting of 35.0 I acres more or less with improvement thereon, as survey prepared by Charles D. Murphy Associates, Inc. dated September 20, 2006, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 108, at Page 141. Being the same lands and premises which Noble M. Schuyler, did grant and convey unto Jason C. Clagg and Jennifer J. Clagg, by deed dated June 15, 2006 and recorded on June 19,2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3323 at Page 201. Tax Parcel: 4-30-6.002.02 Property Address: 12935 LIGHTHOUSE LANE, GREENWOOD Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash
or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JASON C. & JENNIFER J. CLAGG and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, known as Lot 9 West Ninth Street, situated in the Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, and known as part of Lots Nos. 41 and 46 on the sub-division of land of W.A. Larrimore and Co” as said plan is of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 284, Page 601, more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point in the northerly side of West
• APRIL 8 - 14, 2010 Ninth Street at the distance of two hundred seventeen feet measured westerly along said side of said street from the point of its intersection with the westerly side of the road leading from Seaford to Laurel, known as U.S. Route 13, as laid out; thence northerly by a line drawn parallel to said Route 13, one hundred feet to a point; thence westerly parallel to West Ninth Street, forty-three feet to a point; thence southerly, parallel to the first described line, one hundred feet to a point in the northerly side of West Ninth Street, and thence, thereby easterly, forty-three feet to the place of beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. TOGETHER with the use in common, with others entitled thereto forever, of a four foot wide pavement extending along the northerly side of West Ninth Street from a point on the northerly side of West Ninth Street, beginning one hundred and twenty feet westerly from Route 13 and extending westerly the distance of two hundred and twenty three feet, more or less, to the boundary line of the above-named Subdivision. Being the same lands and premises which Victory Hurley did grant and convey unto Paul M. Davis, III by deed dated April 15, 2005 and recorded on April 20, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3131 Page 86. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.15184.00 Property Address: 9 WEST 9TH STREET, BLADES Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser
will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of PAUL M. DAVIS, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate in the Town of Bridgeville, Sussex County, Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: On the east side of Main Street, BEGINNING at the southwest corner of Mrs. Moore’s lot and running with said lot South 89.5 degrees East, 220 feet to M.E. Brown’s lands; thence South 5.5 degrees East, 52 feet to a corner of No.2; thence North 89.5 degrees West, 217 feet to Street; thence North 7.5 degrees West, 52 feet to the place of beginning, containing 11,471 square feet of land, more or less, together with all improvements located thereon. Being the same lands and premises which Douglas A. Moore as attorney in fact for Pamela L. Quillen did grant and convey unto John E. Quillen by deed
dated November 19, 2004 and recorded on December 1, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3067 Page 201. Tax Parcel: 1-31-10.16181.00 Property Address: 211 S. MAIN STREET, BRIDGEVILLE Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 17, 2010. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 21, 2010 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOHN E. QUILLEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/8/2tc
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Beneath the rubble were precious memories For the past couple of weeks I have been cleaning out my attic. I ony indsor built this upstairs room a few years ago as a bedroom for my son. I It was when his warnspent several thousand dollars fixing it up as his “man cave,” and two ings stopped and were months later he moved out and got replaced by silence married. This then became a room like all that we were frightrooms that are not lived in – a storened. age spot. Everything that came to the house and could not fit in somewhere downstairs would be sent to the carvings I made, declaring my undythe attic. Every piece of junk that I found ing love for Cheryl Marshall, a young lady some reason not to throw away was conwhom I was smitten with in the eighth, veniently stored in the upstairs attic. ninth and tenth grades. I now want to use this as an office and I’m not sure what her feelings were for I had to face the music and start the clean up project, hence the 25-cubic yard roll-off me, but I think it was possible she may have known my last name. I had a produmpster in my back yard. pensity for liking girls who thought of me As I went through the attic throwing much like a pimple; they would rather not piles and piles of my history out the attic have one, but it still comes around. door, I saw an old familiar friend lying Nonetheless, the carvings, featuring under several sheets of plywood and a huge hearts with our names inside, remain broken television. It was the bed from my as a testament to my half of the love affair. childhood home in Crisfield. There are also small holes in the headI couldn’t believe it. This was the bed board that were made by darts, I can still I started sleeping in just after the crib. At age 4, I first shared it with my older broth- see my younger brother flaying to and fro as he skillfully dodged the flying darts I er and then it eventually became the bed I alone slept in until I married at age 18 and chucked at his head because he dared to lie in my bed reading one of my Superman left home. It is like an old friend. comics. I now have my new (old) bed and was Another neat feature on my childhood amazed to find that on the headboard are bed are the four wooden coconuts that sit
perched on the posts at the corners of the bed frame. These would screw off and were wonderful projectiles to use when your brothers invaded your space. Mom tired of picking them up off the floor and they are now Super-glued tightly in place. As I moved the bed across the attic floor I recalled each childhood memory, like the times my brother and I would lie in bed exchanging stories and tickling each other to see who would laugh the hardest. Of course, for some strange reason, my parents felt we should be lying quietly in bed. No way, it was party time. My father seemed to have the biggest problem with this arrangement His verbal warnings, which seemed to run in sync with the timing of television commercials, could be heard from the living room doorway at the base of the stairs. First, he would say, “All right up there, knock it off.” Then a few minutes later he would say, “You heard what I said. Shut it up or I’m coming up there.” We knew we were safe as long as we could hear Dad’s warnings. It was when his warnings stopped and were replaced by silence that we were frightened. He moved like a Ninja in the night. I cannot ever recall being prepared for Dad’s assaults. After about two or three warnings he would spring into action like a jungle soldier. He would somehow make his way up
Habitat’s Women Build begins in May Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) will construct its third wholehouse women built project this spring. Construction is set to begin in May, with the home to be completed in October. The house, located in the Cave Colony development in Milton, is one of 10 houses planned for qualifying low-income families in 2010.
Women Build takes women from all walks of life and teaches them basic construction skills, enabling them to not only build houses for Habitat but also to feel more confident and empowered in their own lives. The project leader for the SCHFH 2010 Women Build is Kathy Goodman, realtor with REMAX by the Sea.
SCHFH and Goodman seek organized and dedicated women to head the leadership team for this project. Positions available include: site leader, crew leader, fundraising coordinator, lunch coordinator, on-site support, public relations coordinator, special events volunteer and training workshop coordinator. DiFebo’s Restaurant in Bethany Beach is hosting a WB 2010 fundraiser on Sunday, April 25. Twenty five percent of their dinner receipts will be donated to the Women Build project. To support this aspect of Women Build, call DiFebo’s (5394914) for reservations. For information visit www.sussexcountyhabitat.org/womenbuild, or email email@example.com.
the squeaky, old stairs without a sound. It was only when his form could be made out in the moonlight, hovering over us like Bigfoot with a belt, that we knew we were doomed. No time to prepare. My brother and I would almost beat each other to death trying to dodge the motions of Dad’s belt. My brother and I would be grabbing for the same pillow, trying to cover as much of our body as possible. It was utter mayhem. The rest of the night would be spent listening to each other whimpering and stifling our crying until it sounded like two plungers clearing out a clogged drain, so as not to upset Dad again. Yes, that bed brings back some remarkable memories.
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The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. The two candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1 are: John Hanenfeld and Frank Parks. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the District Administration Office, N. Market St., Seaford.
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100TH BIRTHDAY - Walter Goebel, a resident of Delmar Nursing and Rehab and a patient of Delaware Hospice, celebrated his 100th birthday on March 7. Pictured here are (from left, back row) Tarajean Cornish, Delaware Hospice social worker; Eva Gregory, facility director of nursing; Shawn McCue, facility nursing assistant; Brenda Coley-Moody, facility administrator; Doreen Trader, facility patient’s nurse; Lisa Ferro, Delaware Hospice nurse; and Pauline Motley, facility activity director. Seated are Jan Cloughly, facility assistant director of nursing; and Walter Goebel.
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Small businesses should beware of firms that charge fees for help The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is warning small businesses to use caution if they are contacted by firms offering to help them apply for funds available through SBA programs. SBA and SBA’s Office of the Inspector General (SBA OIG) have received several complaints from small businesses about abusive marketing practices, scams and exorbitant fees charged by firms offering to help them obtain a loan, grant or other federal funds, from SBA. Some of these complaints include: • Firms charging small businesses high fees to provide assistance applying to SBA funding programs. Some firms allegedly guaranteed that the small business would obtain SBA funding if they paid the fee. SBA does not endorse or give preference to specific private companies or their clients. • Firms charging small busi-
nesses for services never requested after the small business gave bank account and routing information to a caller claiming to be a firm offering assistance. • Firms alleging that a small business would be issued a “forfeiture letter” that would make the small business ineligible for any SBA funding for three years if the small business refused to use the firm’s services. When electing to use a third
party to apply for SBA funding programs, small businesses should remember: • Small businesses can get free assistance in person or by calling one of SBA’s 68 District Offices and from information on SBA’s website, www.sba.gov. They can also get assistance from Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and SCORE Chapters, either free
or for a reasonable fee. • Small businesses should ask for references and confer with trusted colleagues and institutions, such as the Better Business Bureau, when selecting service providers. • Small businesses should clearly establish and document: 1) What they are being charged; 2) When they will be charged; 3) What they must do; and 4) What services they will receive.
SBA’s Office of the Inspector General will investigate and respond to all complaints. SBA encourages anyone with knowledge of a misrepresentation regarding SBA Business Loan Programs, or any other SBA program, to contact SBA OIG by calling the OIG Hotline toll-free at 800-767-0385, or submitting an online report at www.sba.gov/ig, and click the link for “Report Fraud Waste or Abuse.”
DEDO receives VISTA funding The Delaware Economic De-
velopment Office was recently awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA Program grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The $90,585 grant will fund the placement of five fulltime AmeriCorps VISTA members with the Office. The VISTA members will support programs in workforce development, entrepreneurship, small business and Downtown Delaware. The focus of their work will be in displaced workers; new business start-ups; small, minority and women-owned businesses; and the Delaware Emerging Technology Center. The grant will also help fund training and support for the VISTA members. DEDO will provide leadership skill development to VISTA members. These skills will help them be successful not only during their year of service, but also in their future careers and volunteer work. The members will begin their one-year commitment on July 1. In return for their community service, members receive a living allowance upon completion of the one-year commitment and a $4,725 education award accepted at any higher education institution. The living allowance is $10,692 for Sussex and Kent County or $11,232 for New Castle County. Applicants must be at least 20 and have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. For more information, interested candidates may call 302672-6828 or send their resumes to DEDO.Resumes@state.de.us.
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Seaford first baseman Eddie Hicks makes the off balance throw as pitcher Ryan Shockley covers first base for the out in last week’s baseball game against Cape Henlopen. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford baseball team falls to Cape Henlopen in home contest By Lynn Schofer Seaford first singles player Tim Halter prepares to fire a forehand shot back to his Lake Forest opponent in last week’s high school tennis match. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford boys’ tennis remains undefeated with pair of wins By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School boys’ tennis team played Lake Forest on the Seaford courts last Wednesday and then traveled to Indian River on Thursday. Seaford, a strong leader in the Henlopen Conference, won both matches, 5-0, to remain undefeated. Seaford coach Phil Burtelle said before the match, “I have a special group this year and we are going to show what we can do.” Leading the team is first singles player Tim Halter, followed by second singles player Ethan Lee, and third singles player Phillip DeMott. “Phillip had a difficult match at Indian River; he lost the first set but he fought hard and came back to win the next two,” said Burtelle, who added that the Lake Forest match went as he expected with none of the boys struggling with their opponents. “I was more focused on Indian River because they have the ability to play a tough match,” Burtelle said. The Blue Jays moved to 4-0 with the win over Indian River last Thursday. In first singles, Tim Halter won, 6-2, 6-0; Ethan Lee won second singles, 6-0, 6-1; Phillip DeMott took third singles, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; Cory Darden and Tyrek Camper won first doubles, 6-4, 6-4; and Zak Parks and Dustin Venables added 6-3, 6-1 wins in second doubles. After winning the Indian River match, 5-0, Burtelle said his team can now focus on the next tough opponent which is Do-
The Seaford varsity baseball team played on its home field against Cape Henlopen last week. The closely played game was anyone’s to win; until the final inning of play when Cape Henlopen took control for an 11-5 win. Cape Henlopen‘s Jordan Plivelich opened the seventh inning with a solo home run which tied the game at 5-5. Seaford starting pitcher Ryan Shockley once again threw a consistent game and allowed only seven hits through six innings of play. In the end, Seaford committed several errors and Cape Henlopen went on to score six more runs to win. Cape Henlopen took an early lead in the first inning when Seaford committed
two errors. Seaford answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first when Eddie Hicks hit a double that scored Jordan Stanley and Anthony Johnston. Cape would take a brief lead in the top of the third, scoring two runs on a double by Kyle McCoy. Seaford rebounded to score two runs in the bottom of the inning as Hicks brought home Johnston and Shockley. Hicks finished the game 2-3 with four RBIs. The game fell quiet until the sixth inning when Cape Henlopen tied the game, but Seaford added the go- ahead run in the bottom of sixth when Hicks scored on Cole Schaffner’s RBI single. After Cape tied the score in the top of the seventh, the Vikings put the game out of reach scoring six runs on three hits and three errors.
Seaford softball team rallies to defeat Cape Henlopen, 8-6 By Lynn Schofer
Second singles player Ethan Lee is part of an undefeated Seaford High School boys’ tennis team that is a strong contender in the Henlopen Conference. Photo by Lynn Schofer
ver. “It will be important for the team to stay focused but I believe the boys are ready for the challenge, said Burtelle. “We have set some team goals for ourselves this year and I know we are capable of achieving those goals.” Continued on page 41
The Seaford varsity softball team came back from a 5-0 deficit in their game against Cape Henlopen to win, 8-6. Seaford coach Rick Norman said after the game, “We are beginning to come together and today’s win was a full team effort.” Katie Hitch pitched for the Blue Jays and gave up eight hits. Seaford trailed, 2-0 after the first inning due to several errors committed by the defense. Cape took a 5-0 lead in the second inning, but Seaford started to put the bat on the ball in the bottom of the inning and scored four runs. “It proved that we can stay in the game,” Norman said. “The middle to the bottom of the order were offensively strong for us.” Seaford tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and scored two runs in the seventh to take the lead. Brittany Walters was on base all four times, Katie Hitch went 3-4, Haley Quillen was 2-4, Kaitie Hickey batted 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs; and Courtney Rementer went 2-3 with two RBIs, Brianna Hurley was 1-3 with an RBI and Hitch pitched allowed six runs on eight hits and struck out five in seven innings for the win. “When I took over the team, I hoped to provide the girls a good foundation to build on. If we continue to build, I believe we can finish above 500 for the season,” said Norman. Seaford moves to 1-1 for the season and will take on Caesar Rodney after the spring break.
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Raven Roundup- Sussex Tech soccer team moves to 3-0 By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ soccer team advanced to 3-0 with a 4-0 win over Lake Forest last Wednesday. Melanie Hitchens and Amanda Sava netted first half goals, Lindsey Rickards had a pair of second half goals, and Leeanne Rowe and Sarah Samaha each chipped in with an assist. The Ravens out shot the Spartans, 18-2, and held a 7-1 advantage in corners. Sussex Tech goalies Margaret Lee and Lisa Sekscinski each recorded a save in the win. Sussex Tech boys’ track team falls to CR- The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ track team lost to Caesar Rodney, 103.542.5, last Wednesday in Georgetown. For the Ravens, Dennis Davenport placed first in the shot put competition with a throw of 41’ 3”, Tyler Belle placed first in the high jump (5’ 6”), and Jeff Davenport came in first in the pole vault (8’ 9”). Lady Ravens edged by Riders, 72-65- The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ track team lost to Caesar Rodney, 72-65, in their meet last week. Sussex Tech’s Crystal Melanie Hitchens Wilson placed first in the 100 hurdles (17.3) and the 300 hurdles (53.7); Emily Ritter came in first in the 1,600 (5:52) and the 3,200 (12:17); Paige Morris won the shot put (36’), discus (118’ 9”), and long jump (16’ 5”); and Shani Wells finished first in the high jump (5’). The Ravens’ 3,200 relay team of Isabel Wharton, Bethany Killmon, Taylor Payne, and Ritter (10:52) and the 400 relay team of Morris, Shanay Snead, DaNee White, and Thomeka Floyd (52.5) also placed first. Sussex Tech softball team loses to CR- The Sussex Tech Crystal Wilson softball team was edged by Caesar Rodney, 2-1, last Thursday. Kelsey Doherty had a pair of hits in the loss. Girls’ lacrosse team doubles up Dover, 14-7- The Ravens’ girls’ lacrosse team topped Dover, 14-7, last Thursday in Dover. Maxine Fluharty and Kellen Cannon each tallied five goals and Haley Clayton-Moyer added four goals for Sussex Tech (1-0) in the win. Sussex Tech baseball team loses to Riders- The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team was blanked by Caesar Rodney, 3-0, last Thursday in Georgetown. Scott Smart doubled for one of the Ravens’ three hits in the loss.
Delaware Tech-Owens softball team wins three of four The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus softball team won three of four games last week. The Roadrunners swept last Friday’s doubleheader against Gloucester Community College and split a series against Mercer County College on Saturday. Del Tech edged Gloucester, 17-15, in eight innings in the first game on Friday. Shannon Wilson went 4-5 with a triple and an RBI; Melony Thompson was 2-5 with a double and four RBIs; Ashley Ivory batted 3-4 with a double and an RBI; Megan Bilbrough was 2-6 with a double and two RBIs; and Jenna Adkins tripled and drive in a run in the win. Kristine Jackson allowed one run on five hits in six innings to help the Roadrunners to a 9-1 win in game two. Jackson also went 3-4 with an RBI while Wilson was 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Delaware Tech won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, 11-4. Jackson allowed four runs in seven innings and went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs at the plate. Wilson and Thompson each went 2-4 with a double and Ivory collected a pair of hits including a grand slam. Mercer picked up a 4-3 win in the second game of the twin bill. Wilson had a pair of hits including a double and Bilbrough doubled and drove in a run in the loss.
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Seaford Stars of the Week
Male Co-Athlete of the Week- Lee Mayer- Seaford
Male Co-Athlete of the Week- Tim Halter- Seaford
Seaford senior Tim Halter and the boys’ tennis team continued to roll. Halter, the Blue Jays’ first singles player, won both of his matches and Seaford improved to 4-0. Honorable mention- Ethan Lee- Seaford; Phillip DeMott- Seaford; Cory Darden- Seaford; Tyrek Camper- Seaford; Zak Parks- Seaford; Dustin VenablesSeaford; Tim Fields- Seaford; Rashawn Church- Seaford; George Blanchard- Seaford; Zach Hearn- Seaford; Eddie Hicks- Seaford; Anthony Johnston- Seaford; Adam Caldwell- Seaford; Jeff Davenport- Sussex Tech; Dennis Davenport- Sussex Tech; David Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Ben Bateman- Sussex Tech; Scott Smart- Sussex Tech; Whitney Wright- Seaford; Emily Pfeiffer- Seaford; Jessica Pfeiffer- Seaford; Katie Hitch- Seaford; Brittany Walters- Seafordl Katie Hickey- Seaford; Courtney Rementer- Seaford; Danielle Griffin- Woodbridge; Katie Hickey- Seaford; Maryann Hicks- Seaford; Kara Dunnigan- Woodbridge; Lindsey Rickards- Sussex Tech; Crystal Wilson- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; Isabel Wharton- Sussex Tech; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Kellen Cannon- Sussex Tech; Haley Clayton-Moyer- Sussex Tech; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Kelsey Doherty- Sussex Tech Seaford’s Lee Mayer placed first in the 300 hurdles and the high jump during his team’s 78-68 win over Dover last Wednesday in Seaford.
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Senior Joey Mitchell plays doubles as a first year team member for the Seaford Blue Jays and goes high to return the volley in the match against Lake Forest. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford boys’ tennis continued Seaford’s first doubles team of Cory Darden and Tyrek Camper and the second doubles team of Zak Parks and Dustin Venables are undefeated. Coach Burtelle
said, “They were a little flat in the Indian River match but were able to come out with the wins. I believe if these guys focus and work hard, they could go undefeated the entire season.”
Dunnigan has top score for Raiders in loss to Indian River Woodbridge’s Kara Dunnigan led the Raiders with a score of 55 in last Thursday’s 158-246 loss to Indian River. Colby Christopher also shot a 61 for the Raiders.
Seaford varsity golf team loses a pair of matches The Seaford varsity golf team fell to Polytech, 180-236, last Wednesday before losing to Cape Henlopen, 173-241, on Thursday. Adam Caldwell had the Blue Jays’ top score in each of the matches. Caldwell shot a 49 and Justin Elliott added a 59 on Wednesday. Caldwell had a team-best 48 on Thursday.
Nanticoke Little League to hold crab raffle drawing May 1 Nanticoke Little League is having a crab raffle. The winner gets a bushel of crabs, a bushel of corn and two cases of Pepsi. Tickets are $5 or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held May 1. For tickets see a board member or call 629-9209.
Woodbridge varsity softball team blanked by Polytech The Woodbridge varsity softball team fell to Polytech, 6-0, last Wednesday in Woodside. Danielle Griffin went 2-4 at the plate and collected eight strikeouts on the mound for the Raiders. Woodbridge catcher Heidi Hurd also doubled in the loss.
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PLAYING THE BALL- Erin Wootten, one of the captains for the Seaford Blue Jays girls’ soccer team readies to play the ball during her team’s recent home game against Sussex Tech. See Seaford soccer story on page 43. Photo Schofer
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SPRING SPORTS- Shown (clockwise from top) are scenes from the high school spring sports season: Seaford freshman Tynetta Washington plays her first game for the Blue Jays and shows her strength and ability against Sussex Tech’s Leanne Rowe; Woodbridge’s Eric Willey delivers a pitch during the Raiders’ non-conference home win; Seaford goalie Maryann Hicks makes one of her 13 saves and stops Sussex Tech’s Melanie Hitchens from scoring in the girls’ soccer team’s home opener. Photos by Lynn Schofer and Mike McClure
Sussex Tech’s Jessie Swanson pitched the Ravens to their first win of the season with a 9-3 victory over the Seaford Blue Jays recently. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
ON THE MOVESussex Tech’s Leanne Rowe breaks free with the ball and looks for the open pass in last week’s high school girls’ soccer game in Seaford. Photo Schofer
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Seaford junior Elizabeth Ewing puts a knee on the ball to stop the Cape Henlopen offense from penetrating the circle in the varsity girls’ soccer game played in Seaford last week. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford girls’ soccer team falls to Cape Henlopen in a close match
By Lynn Schofer
Seaford High School girls soccer team has had several close matches in 2010, including the game last Wednesday against Cape Henlopen. The Vikings would serve the Lady Jays their third loss of the season with a 1-0 road win, but the Blue Jays’ 0-3 record doesn’t reflect the team’s improvement this year. In the first half Seaford missed several exceptional scoring opportunities when Cape was quicker to the ball and Seaford appeared flat and behind the play. Seaford goalie Maryann Hicks kept the girls in the game with several key saves including one with less than six minutes and another at with 3:26 to play in the half. Seaford rallied with the seconds winding down in the
half yet could not to put a head on the ball on a corner kick and time elapsed in the first half. In the second half, Cape took little time before it scored at the 42:39 minute of play and took a 1-0 lead over the Blue Jays. Seaford played stronger in the second half but was not able to get many shots on goal against the Cape Henlopen defense. Cape Henlopen continued to attack the goal and most of the game was played in the Seaford territory. Seaford’s defense held the Vikings to nine shots on goal and three corner kicks. Hicks had eight saves in goal. Seaford finished the night with four shots on goal and three corner kicks. The Blue Jays will continue to work on their skills and will return to the field on April 13 to take on Milford.
NEAR MISSSeaford’s Alisza Phares shows some frustration after she just misses a scoring opportunity before the Cape Henlopen goalie snares the ball in time to stop the goal. Photo Schofer
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 News tea. From cover to cover, your newspaper Sports Sports Artist gave up law to pursue her is still the most interest in the creative process Inside “streetwise” buy Laurel gears up for referendum in town! THURSDAY, mARcH 25, 2010
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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
Mills to participate in Honeywell Educators Space Academy
HEALTH - New heart procedure saving patients close to home. Page 10
SCAMMERS - State police warn of a new scheme to steal your identity. Page 11
RALLY - The Laurel School District referendum committee will hold a public referendum rally in the high school on Tuesday, March 30, from 5-6 p.m. to answer all referendum questions. All Laurel School District residents are welcome to attend.
PRAYER - Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast celebrates endurance. Page 12
pRomotion - Laurel high school graduate promoted to Air Force Brigadier General. Page 3 HEALtH - New heart procedure saving patients close to home. Page 10
SCAmmERS - State police warn of a new scheme to steal your identity. Page 11 EntERtAinmEnt - Nanticoke Health Services Dinner and Auction April 17. Page 27
HERoES - Sometimes just being there makes a difference. Page 51
wARbUCkS - Adam Bennett and Kirsten Cook starred as Annie and Warbucks in the Laurel High School Drama Club’s performance of “Annie”. See inside for additional photos. Photo by Mike McClure
REFEREnDUm - And now it’s up to the voters. Page 54
SpRing pREviEwS - The Laurel Star’s spring sports previews continue this week, starting on page 41.
SpRing gAmES - The high school sports season was scheduled to open this Monday and Tuesday. See results on page 48.
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By Mike McClure The Laurel School District heard from four members of the public concerning the March 31 referendum during its meeting last Wednesday. The board also hired a new business manager and received an update from the state auditor’s office concerning the
investigation of former finance director Bill Hitch. Two residents spoke against the referendum, which will take place on Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laurel High library. The board also heard from two people in favor of the proposal to issue bonds for the construction of two new school complexes (four schools).
AMNESTY - Sussex County tax and fee amnesty proBy Mike McClure gram brings in $1.5 million. Page 15 Delmar High science teacher Bill Mills will go from teaching to learning - Nanticoke Health Services Dinner ENTERTAINMENT when he attends the Honeywell Space and Auction April 17. Page 27 Academy for Educators in Alabama this summer. Mills had HEROES a similar- Sometimes just being there makes a differopportunity in 2004 but also ence.was Page 51 chosen to take part in NASA’s Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers program. - Nanticoke Health Services takes APPRECIATION Mills was recentlytime selected to take Page 54 to say thanks. part in Honeywell’s Space Academy for Educators at the U.S. Space and - How long will it take to spend $138 bilFINAL WORD Rocket Center in Huntsville, lion? PageAlabama. 55 The five day program features 45 hours of intense classroom, laboratory, and training time with a focus on space science and space exploration. Mills was the only Delaware educator selected to take part in the program.SPRINg PREvIEWS - The Seaford Star’s spring Mills was acceptedsports into previews the program continue this week, starting on page 41. in 2004 but had to decline due to his involvement with NASA. He was a SPRINg gAMES - The high school sports season finalist in NASA’s Teacher in Space opens. See results on page 48. Program which gave him the opportunity to be a NASA spokesperson HALL OF FAME - Three western Sussex players/ and serve as a member of NASA’s coaches are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Page 42 Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers. Bill resubmitted for the opportunity us this with Honeywell andContact was accepted year. Educators from all over the world Subscriptions were selected to take part in the firstname.lastname@example.org my. “It’s a pretty intense opportunity,” Auto Alley 49 said Mills, who leaves for the camp at Bulletin BoArd 18 the conclusion of the schoolStar year.News “I Seaford Business 6 email@example.com ChurCh 23 Continued on page 4 ClAssifieds 32 Seaford Star Sports eduCAtion 38 firstname.lastname@example.org entertAinment 27 finAl Word 55 Advertising GAs lines 37 email@example.com Gourmet 26 heAlth 30 “I know that theBusiness schools are in terletters 54 Report rible shape. I just feel that now is not 36 firstname.lastname@example.org lynn PArks the time to build four new schools all movies 7 at one time. This community doesn’t oBituAries 25 Business Journal have the tax base for that,” said Donna PeoPle 28 Reed, a school bus email@example.com contractor. “If not PoliCe 11 now then when?,” asked North Laurel Puzzles 22 s Ports 41-48 Continued on page 5 tides 46 tony Windsor 37
gabriel Jules and Seaford High School art teacher Dana Paternoster work on an etching in Jules’ Seaford studio. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
By Lynn R. Parks
Ever since she was a small child, Gabriel Jules had created art. “I illustrated books for my mother before I could write,” she said. “I would give her the pictures and then would tell her the stories and she would write them down for me. “I had one doll that sat on a shelf and one stuffed bear, but I didn’t play with them. I didn’t do the Barbie thing. I was doing art instead.” But in the 1980s, for the first time
in her life, Gabriel Jules wasn’t producing anything artistic. She was one of two women in a family law practice in Fairfax, Va., and working for her clients took every bit of energy that she had. “Practicing law just wiped me out,” she said. “I was earning a living but I was not creating anything. I was utterly wretched.” Jules decided to close her practice, a process that took two years. She took classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., to
refresh her skills — “Doing art isn’t like riding a bicycle,” she said. “You just can’t up and start again after years of not doing anything.” And she was introduced to the centuries-old art of etching by family friend and City College of New York professor William Behnken. “I was in Provincetown, Mass., visiting my brother, when Bill, who is a master printmaker, came in with a prepared etching plate,” Jules said. Behnken handed her the zinc plate, Continued to page 13
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Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse team picks up win over Delmar The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ lacrosse team earned a 15-8 win over Delmar last Wednesday in Georgetown. The Ravens jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first period and didn’t look back. David Fluharty netted four goals; Ben Bateman scored three goals; and Orlando Theiss and John Powell each added two goals in the win. Tyler Cornish scored three goals and Brad Sensenig and Jose Flores each tallied a pair of goals for the Wildcats.
Delmarva Christian varsity softball team falls to Polytech The Delmarva Christian softball team lost to Polytech, 15-0, last Thursday at Indian River High School. Emily Pentoney went 2-2 with a double in the loss.
Delmarva Christian boys’ lacrosse edged by Campus, 5-4 The Delmarva Christian boys’ lacrosse team lost to Campus Community School, 5-4, last Thursday. Thomas Catalfamo and Travis Tirrell each had a pair of goals and James Mohr recorded 15 saves for the Royals. Campus out-shot Delmarva Christian, 23-19.
Delaware Tech-Owens baseball wins a pair of games
The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus baseball team won two of three games last weekend. The Roadrunners fell to Brookdale, 1-0, on Friday before sweeping a doubleheader against Raritan Valley on Saturday. J.R. Reeser allowed one run on six hits in seven innings in the loss on Friday. On Saturday, DelTech won game one, 7-2, as Anthony Butler (six innings, no hits, two runs, seven strikeouts) and David Webster (one inning, no hits, on runs, one strikeout) combined for a no-hitter. Eric Reiske homered and Luis Barrientos doubled in the win. The Roadrunners took the second game, 6-5, behind the hitting of Reiske (2-4 with a double and an RBI) and Sammy Farnell (3-3 with two RBIs).
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Sydney and Jenna Beard of Seaford have been participating in gymnastics since the age of 18 months. Two years ago at the ages of eight and six they joined a competitive level 4 gymnastics team and last March moved to Twisters gym in Berlin where they qualified for, and won medals at, the Maryland State Gymnastics competition. The Twisters level four team was also the Maryland State Championship winners for 2009. Beginning their second year of competition in the Fall of 2009, Sydney and Jenna qualified for state competition at their first meet in November and were looking forward to another great season of gymnastics. The sisters competed in two meets both earning several medals before learning that their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer which prompted them to make the decision to discontinue gymnastics for the 2009/2010 season. One of the competition meets they would have attended this past February was the Pink Invitational in Downingtown, Pa., sponsored by the non-profit organization “Unite for Her”. Some of the funds raised by the event are donated to gymnasts and their families affected by breast cancer. Twister’s owner and head coach Carmella Solito had encouraged Sydney and Jenna to apply for a gymnastics scholarship but with too many personal obligations arising they decided against it. Coach Solito, without their knowledge, sent in an application and in January, Sydney and Jenna Beard were informed that they were the recipients of a $1,000 grant. This was a wonderful honor for the Beard family and even though neither Sydney nor Jenna competed at the Pink Invitational they were announced as grant winners and Coach Solito was presented with a certificate on their behalf. Most special to the girls, though, was the support of their gym family. Coach Solito told her gymnasts “they really needed to go for it,” for the Beard family and for the cause. And in a competition of over 1,600 gymnasts the Twisters Jr. USGA teams of level 4, level 5, level 6 and level 7 all brought home first place team wins.
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Jenna Beard of Seaford is shown doing straight leg bridge during a floor competition with the Twisters.
Sydney and Jenna Beard win $1,000 gymnastics grant
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Sydney Beard is shown on bars during a gymnastics competition. Beard recently received a gymnastics grant.
MORNING STAR • APRIL 8 - 14, 2010
Seaford Bowling Lanes
Seaford Lanes 34.517.5 Two Plus One 29-23 Lucky Strikes 29-23 ABC of It 28-24 Lefty Left 26-26 Bee Movie 25.5-26.5 Jean and the Guys 25-27 High games and series Wesley Brannock 260 Jim Suda 726 Riki Beers 278, 688
3 Wise Men 36.515.5 Three B’s 35-17 Gamblers 35-17 Pinbusters 33-19 2-1 28.523.5 Pretenders 27.5-24.5 Cowboys 27-25 Three Buddies 26.525.5 Deal or No Deal 21.530.5 RRK 21-31 The Zips 20-32 The Untouchables 19-33 Magic Markers 17.534.5 Lucky Strikes 16-36 High games and series Les Elliott 292, 761 Marcia Regan 277, 767
Eastern Shore Men
DAZK 19-9 3 Men and a Handicap 16-12 Who Cares 16-12 Spicer Electric 15-13 Delmarva Consignment 13-15 Hoobers 12-16 Always Second 11-17 Pain 4 10-18 High games and series Tom Jones 285 Jay Cottet 792
Tuesday Early Mixed Vacationers Empty Pockets Down N Out Killer Bees Seaford Moose 23.5 Bass Awkwards Cross Fire Just Chillin
30-17 28-20 27-21 27-21 24.524-24 22-26 21-27
Dreamers 19-29 Attitudes 17.530.5 High games and series Teddy Sherman 265, 721 Donna Ashley 263, 657
Spicers Electric 60-12 Wroten’s Rollers 49-23 Sandbaggers 44-28 Four Horsemen 43-29 Jaws 38-34 Team Dynasty 38-34 Three Men and a Babe 28-44 Henry’s Furniture 24-48 3 Plus 1 22-50 High games and series Ed Corbett 291 James Staton, Jr. 752
Tuesday AM Mixed
Fun Bunch 34-18 Getter Dun 30-22 The Strikers 27-25 Pindrops 27-25 Trouble 19-33 Sparetimers 19-33 High games and series Dick Trentler 246 Mike Baker 662 Sharon Bendler 237 Shirley Bennett 624
Ruff Ryders 40-12 Seaford Lanes 35-17 Phillips Construction 30-22 Guardian Angels 26.525.5 Git-R-Done 25-27 Palmers Construction 24-28 Easy Pickins 21.530.5 High games and series Paul Jenkins, Jr.. 277 Buddy Tharp 277 Myron Hayes 762
WWJD 30-10 Apostles 29-11 Grapes of Wrath 26-14 Ten Commandments 20-20 Alpha and Omega 14-26 High games and series Richard Wyatt 246, 675 Joyce Tull 235 Terry Hayes 665
Rack Attack 32-12 Just Us 31-13 Curves Chicks 27-17 Russ Morgan DDS 27-17 ABC 26.5-17.5 Mission 3 25.518.5 Just the Guys 25.518.5 Senior Survivors 25-19 Pin Pals 24-20 Strikers 23-21 Blue Stars 23-21 Mighty Pioneers 23-21 New Crew 22-22 Guys and a Doll 21.522.5 Chick’s Rollers 20-24 Kellam’s Crew 19.524.5 Attitude with Spares 15-29 Pinbusters 14-30 New Comers 11.532.5 High games and series Leroy Williams 284 Ronald Roysters 728 Dorothy Strozier 257 Joeanne White 707
Sunday Nite Mxed Hit or Miss 31-17 Gutter Cleaners 28-20 2 Fer te Gutter 23-25 Advanced Aerosol 22-26 Mischief Makers 22-26 Fun in It 17-31 High games and series Tim Dean 300, 823 Lori Dean 270, 754
Lightening 31-13 Toy Soldiers 28-16 Pinbusters 26-18 Dust Balls 25-19 New Beginnings 23-21 Just for Fun 21-23 Lucky Charms 11-33 Strikes and Spares 11-33 High games and series C.J. Ellis 231 Travis Condon 663 Morgan Slavin 248 Jenna Cottet 700
Sunday Adult/ Youth Getter Dun Clueless Strikers Trouble Smooth Grooves
22-14 21-15 21-15 17-19 15-21
The MVP’s 12-24 High games and series Bill Graver, Jr. 299, 822 Jennifer Hill 288 Theresa Richey 777 Ben Hearn 293 Taylor Richey 257 Samantha Richey 720
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New Beginnings 30-6 Hot Shots 26-10 Strikes and Spares 18-18 Girl Power 17-19 Strikers 13-23 Just Strating 4-32 High games and series Christian Whitelock 185 Adin Chambers 337 Delaney Quillen 176, 326
Strikemasters 35-13 Dead Eyes 31.516.5 Ten Pins 30-18 Spare Timers 29-19 Pin Destroyers 27-21 Pin Smashers 16.531.5 Strikers 14-34 Late Comers 8-40 High games and series Robert Bay 240, 670 Kayla Arnett 237, 654
Woodworkers 28-12 Terry’s Tigers 26-14 3-Da-Hardway 25-15 Strikes and Spares 25-15 BKB FAB 24-16 Three Alive 23-17 Norma’s Crew 23-17 7-Up 23-17 Comebacks 23-17 Feat the Handicap 19-21 Sugar and Honey 18-22 Wolf Pack 18-22 Touch of Class 17-3 Pins Astounding 17-23 James Gang 17-23 Allin the Family 15-25 The Uh Ohs 13-27 High games and series Freddie Brown 253, 686 Darlene Bauchamp 258, 637
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Sports at the Beach hosts March Madness Tournament The March Madness Tournament took place at the Sports at the Beach complex March 27-28. The following are results from the tournament’s championships: 10 year-olds- Diamond Dreams (Delmar) 5, Delaware Vipers (Middletown) 4; 11 year-olds- Delaware Bucs (Newark) 12, Mid-Atlantic Shockers (Berlin) 8; 12 yearolds- Diamond Jaxx (Pa.) 7. Toms River Hurricanes (N.J.) 6; 13 year-olds- Diamond Dreams (Salisbury) 14, Milford Raiders (Conn.) 6 For more information visit www.sportsatthebeach.com.
This week in Star sports history
10 YEARS AGO- The Seaford varsity baseball team jumped out to a 3-0 start with wins over Sussex Tech and Indian River. Jon Pentoney had two runs and two RBIs in the 7-1 win over the Ravens while Toby Waller tossed a five-hitter in a 6-2 victory over the Indians. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Laurel softball team defeated Delmar, 2-1, in 10 innings. Krista Scott scored the winning run for the Bulldogs while Brittney Ruark struck out 19 in the loss. Jordan Johnson collected three hits and scored three runs in the Delmar baseball team’s 10-9 win over Laurel.
13U CHAMPS- Shown (l to r) is the Dutch Inn team, the 2010 Laurel Youth Sports 13U girls champions: front- Aliyah Pierce, Charelle lewis, Taryn Lewis; back row Melina Clark, Coach Martina Clark, and Ciera Lewis. Missing from the picture are Destiney Adkison and Reagan Green. See next week’s Star for more team champion photos.
Ronnie Hooper quick as a bunny in U.S. 13 Dragway point opener By Charlie Brown
The 2010 Summit E.T. Point Series began on Easter Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway near Delmar and getting off to the best possible start in Super Pro was Ronnie Hooper of Cambridge. Hooper drove his ’74 Vega to the final round win over Don Teague of Newark. Steve Long of Linthicum, Md., topped the Pro field while Charles Nock of Frankford rode to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day were: Brent Cannon of Seaford in Street Eliminator; Mark Jones of Salisbury in Import; Marshall Fowler of Ocean City in Bike Trophy; Ryan Jackson of Newark, Md., in Jr. Dragster 1 and Reese Masiello of Centerville, Md., in Jr. Dragster 2. The Super Pro final matched Hooper and Teague, who was in his ’98 Camaro. Hooper took the win with a .008 reaction and a run of 10.011/125.12 on a 10.00 dial. Teague broke out running an 8.727/153.87 on an 8.75 dial. Semi-finalist was Clayton Byerly of Henderson, Md., who lost to Teague. Long met Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg in the Pro final. Long took the win with a .014 reaction and was on his dial with a 10.763/119.09 on a 10.76 dial. Truitt ran a 10.241/130.34 on a 10.22 dial. Semifinalist was Glenn Groton of Salisbury who lost to Truitt. Nock rode up against Deltez Davis in the all-Suzuki Pro Bike final. It was a
heads up start with both riders dialing an 8.00. Nock took the win with an 8.798/153.24 to Davis’ 9.120/147.78. Semi-finalist was Marquise Blake of Bishopville, Md., who lost to Nock. Cannon defeated Shaquille Donovan of New Castle in the Street Eliminator final. Cannon ran a 12.990/91.08 on a 12.88 dial for the win. Donovan had a 16.573/81.00 on a 16.45 dial. Mark Jones topped Robert Jefferson of Bridgeville to win the Import final. Jefferson had a red light foul and Jones ran a 17.223/80.67 on a 16.95 dial for the win. Marshall Fowler beat Scott West of Laurel in the Bike Trophy final. Fowler had a 10.376/105.53 on a 10.10 dial while West ran a 17.082/77.96 on a 16.00 dial. In Jr. Dragster 1 it was Jackson over Kody Mariner of Salisbury. Jackson ran an 8.961/71.11 on an 8.95 dial while Mariner broke out with an 8.902 on an 8.90 dial. Reese Masiello got the win in Jr. Dragster 2 over Jerel Davis of Fruitland. Davis had a red light foul and Masiello took the win with a 7.950/82.38 on a 7.90 dial. This Wednesday Night it will be Grudge Racing plus Tune and Test. Gates open at 5 p.m. with testing from 6- 9 p.m. Sunday it will be another exciting Summit E.T. Point Series event with gates opening at 10 a.m. Time runs will begin at 11 a.m. and eliminations will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Summer field hockey camp to take place July 12-15 in Delmar
The After Hour Sports field hockey camp will take place July 12-15 (July 16 raindate)from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Middle/Senior High School field hockey field. The camp instructors are Delmar varsity coach Jodi Hollamon and Pocomoke assistant coach Juli Bradford. The cost of the camp is $125. For more information contact Hollamon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 8 - 14, 2010
Education FFA Club receives official charter \Phillis Wheatley Middle School’s FFA kicked off spring by attending the 80th FFA State Convention at the University of Delaware in Newark, March 24-25. The club received their official charter by the Delaware FFA State Association. Three PWMS FFA members attended and par-
ticipated in the Junior Dairy Foods judging contest. The team, which consisted of Anna Buckley, Heidi VanVliet and Lauren Rose, placed third overall. Individually, Anna Buckley placed 9th and Lauren Rose placed 10th.
The FFA club received their official charter by the Delaware FFA State Association. From left are Christy Vanderwende-advisor, Dr. Carson-superintendant, Anna Buckley, Heidi VanVliet and Lauren Rose.
State receives Race to the Top funding Even as the initial thrill of Delaware’s first-place showing in the first round of the federal government’s “Race to the Top” education funding program continued to soak in at Legislative Hall, lawmakers recently got a briefing on how the program will work in the First State. The $100 million Race to the Top funding award took center stage away from discussions on ensuring highly effective teachers statewide as the Education Policy Institute for Delaware Legislators kicked off its annual two-day session last week. Whether the state had gotten the federal money, lawmakers were told the state was committed to the improvement program it laid out in its Race to the Top application, said Deputy Education Secretary Daniel Cruce. Those plans include strengthening standards and assessment and quality educators, enhancing data systems for measuring student performance and improving under-performing schools so Delaware’s students can compete at the highest levels. The plan also calls for developing a “master teacher” program so the best teachers in a school can help develop their fellow teachers and reworking some polic-
es to weed out underperforming teachers and rewarding those who are doing good work. Cruce told lawmakers that the Education Department has been working with the Delaware State Education Association on its plans to help ensure that teachers buy into the program. While the four-year, $100 million grant will be a shot in the arm, Rodel Foundation CEO Paul Herdman said the state will have to work hard with local school districts to keep the money focused on the programs outlined in the state’s grant request. In addition to Cruce’s briefing, lawmakers also heard from national policy experts on teacher accountability and from Will Pinkston, of the Tennessee State Collaboration on Reforming Education. The bipartisan group’s backing was instrumental helping pass the Volunteer State’s massive education reform effort earlier this year. Tennessee is the only other state to have received money in Race to the Top’s first funding round.
Sussex Technical High School’s Wellness Week, which begins Monday, April 12, will feature daily healthy activities, plus educational exhibits by local health professionals. The week will culminate with a “Spring into Health Community Walk” on the track at Sussex Tech on Saturday, April 17. The walk is in conjunction with the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition. The goal of the walk is to promote the prevention of childhood obesity and early onset diabetes, particularly in children. There is no cost for this event and it is not a fundraiser, simply an awareness campaign. The first 100 children registered at Sussex Tech will receive a free t-shirt just for participating. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk is held from 9 to 10 a.m. It will begin with stretching exercises led by Sussex Tech’s JROTC cadets. The walk is held simultaneously in five towns throughout Sussex – Woodbridge Athletic Complex in Greenwood; Seaford Athletic Complex, Seaford; Laurel Senior High School, Laurel; The Villages of Five Points, Lewes; and Sussex Tech, Georgetown. A Championship Trophy Cup is presented to the site with the most registered participants. Sussex Tech’s goal is to take the trophy away from Woodbridge and bring it to Raven country. The public is invited to come out and join the fun.
Wellness Week will begin at the school with a Wellness Fair on Monday in the Commons Area. Then on Tuesday, the semi-annual Blood Drive will take place in the gym. A table tennis tournament will get students up and moving on Wednesday, while others enjoy the Dance Revolution experience. Thursday features the Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience, or SIDNE, taking place outdoors. Then on Friday, eye screenings will be given and an educational forum on “Unique Fruits for Students” will provide some helpful information. Students are encouraged to participate in the Wellness Week activities and Community Walk. Special prizes will be offered to students, but they must be present at the walk to win. Prizes range from a Wii to school store items. Numerous vendors and exhibitors will also be on hand during the Community Walk and the school’s annual Ham Fest will be taking place inside the school.
Sussex Tech hosts wellness walk in concert with Child Health Coalition
On Feb. 25, five FFA students received the FFA Discovery degree which recognizes students who are enrolled in 7th and 8th grade agricultural science class and making strides toward involvement in the FFA. From left are Bruce Wardwell, Lauren Rose, Heidi VanVliet, Brooke Mansfield and Anna Buckley. Students received their discovery degree pin, a certificate and several small FFA tokens.
PWMS FFA students celebrated spring with a regularly scheduled club meeting on March 23.
Mt. Olivet Preschool registering
Mt. Olivet Preschool at 315 High Street in Seaford has begun registering children for classes in the Fall of 2010. Classes will be offered for 2, 3 and 4 year old students. For an appointment or information call the church office at 629-4458 or Jackie Hashagen at 629-5733.
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT - On March 23 students of the Sussex County Orthopedic Program, from Seaford Middle School, attended the Sussex County Special Olympic Basketball Skills tournament. The athletes participated in activities such as the spot-shot, in which they had to make a basket from designated locations; the target pass, which required the students to “pass” the ball within a 1-meter square that had been marked on the wall; and the 10-meter dribble, which is a timed event. The athletes who competed in these activities were: Somantha Signey, who earned a gold medal; Isiah Horsey, who earned a bronze medal; and Matthew Wingate, who earned a fourth place ribbon. Athletes who competed in a more modified version of the events, who both earned gold medals, were Veronica Andrade and Derek Powell. In the front row from left are Powell and Andrade. In the back row are Beth Tyler, teacher of orthopedically handicapped students at Seaford Middle School, Horsey, Signey, Wingate and OH para-educator Tammy Duffy. Photo by David Grantz.
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Try out the newly remodeled cardio/weight training area in the gymnasium complex at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus by purchasing a one-day pass. These new passes are being offered for $5, are valid for a year from the date of purchase and allow guests to use the latest cable machines, free weights and cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes. Guests are allowed to purchase an unlimited number of daily passes; personal training sessions, monthly and four-month passes also are available. Fitness center membership is not required for fitness classes including karate, pilates, tai chi, yoga, zumba and belly dance aerobics. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.
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Tour of five historic houses this Saturday By Anne Nesbitt The tour of five historic houses, four involved with the Ross family, takes place this Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Governor William Henry Harrison Ross having opened his newly built residence. Caleb Ross, a wealthy and successful businessman from Laurel, upon his death in 1941 left a sizeable estate of 5,483 acres of land. It was divided among his four surviving children. The Seaford acreage of 1398 acres was left to his son, William. In 1845 William and his bride, Elizabeth Emeline Hall of Concord, Del., moved into the vernacular farmhouse on the acreage he had inherited. It had been built in the early 1700s by the Tennent family. The Rosses lived in the old farmhouse throughout his time as Governor of Delaware from 1851-1855. Ross chose to end his political career after his term because of a hearing difficulty. It was at this time that he decided to build a more elaborate home for his family. Having traveled extensively with his father in earlier years, he chose the Italianate style of architecture, a rarity in the State of Delaware. He retained one room of the old farmhouse and built onto and in front of it. The Ross Mansion today consists of 13 fully furnished rooms, many pieces of which have been donated by people who had purchased the furniture at the sale after the Ross family had declared bankruptcy. The latest acquisition of furnishings in the mansion consists of a 19th century sideboard and dining room table, gifts from Robert and Jean Allen. They were part of the estate of his grandfather, the late U.S. Representative and Del. State Senator William F. Allen. These treasures are now in place in the mansion dining room. Governor Ross was instrumental in having the railroad extended from Dover to Seaford. This movement greatly assisted local farmers and watermen with getting their products to big city markets. Ross was a southern sympathizer and was aiding the Confederacy during the Civil War. He was slated for arrest and imprisonment for these activities when his slaves packed him in an apple barrel and put him on the train at his own Ross Station. He spent the remainder of the Civil
The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School auditorium, Delaware Place. The two candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1 are John Hanenfeld and Frank Parks. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m.8 p.m., at the District Administration Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.
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This early photo of the Governor Ross Mansion was taken by Waller Studio of Laurel.
war days at an estate located outside of the city of Birmingham, England. After the war, Ross returned to Seaford with John Boswell, who had been the gardener on the English estate. Ross gave him employment as his farm manager in Seaford and the opportunity to move is family to America. The Ross family members were deeply involved with religion in the community. An 1853 Journal reported, “Today our camp meeting commences near Seaford in His Excellency’s Gov. W. H. Ross’ woods. At this camp there were 15 tents.” This is in addition to their activity at St. Luke’s Church, where many are buried. The slave quarter was found in 1994 in a wooded tract near the Ross Mansion by Seaford resident, Ronnie Marvel, and his son as they walked in the area. It was studied by a University of Delaware team and documented as the only existing original log slave quarter in the State of Delaware. It is assumed that after the slaves were freed, the building had been moved to a nearby field and rented out as a tenant house. The Seaford Historical Society moved it to its original location, according to insurance maps, adjacent to the mansion. Governor Ross had 14 slaves but it is thought that some may have lived in the main house to help take care of the 10 children. After five years of restoration efforts, the quarter was dedicated in 1999. The Honeymoon Cottage is another impressive story in saving buildings from destruction. It was in 1998 that Earl Tull received a call stating that a row of der-
elict old houses near Old Furnace Road were going to be burned and one was from the Ross Mansion grounds. The Seaford Historical Society obtained a permit to move it and today it stands at the road’s edge on the plantation grounds. It had been built for the Governor’s son, James Jefferson Ross, and his bride to live in until their wedding gift, the house across the road, “The Elms,” was finished. It was subsequently used by two more sons for the same purpose, while their wedding gift houses were being built. Both are on High Street. One is next to Dr. Wolfgang’s office and the other is a brick house near the intersection of High and Market streets. Houses open for touring on April 10 are: Highview House, the home of Ruth Ellen, Bernice and Jack Miller, at 20961 Sussex Highway; The Elms, the home of Jane and John Watson, at 1100 Ross Station Road; St. Luke’s Church and Cemetery on Front Street in Seaford; the Cannon-Maston House at 21475 Atlanta Road; and the Ross Mansion/Plantation with slave quarter and Honeymoon Cottage at 1101 Ross Station Road. Tickets cost $10 each and may be purchased from any SHS board member or Teresa Wilson, chairperson of the tour at 629-6417. The also may be purchased at the Seaford Museum at 302 High Street on Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The phone number there is 628-9828. Tickets may also be purchased at any house on tour that day.
More discussion about Digital books As the digital book business evolves, questions about Digital Rights Management arise. For readers, the lessons of DRM in digital music say that such restricted content contracts are useless and can even be dangerous. For authors and publishers, the lessons are equally plain. DRM will be no more effective at preventing unauthorized copying of books than it was for music. In this era of inexpensive cameras and optical character recognition technologies, scanning books will just get cheaper and easier. Anything that can be read by humans can be photographed, scanned and uploaded. Digital Rights Management will not
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change that. It inevitably alienates at least some potential customers. DRM will put the power in the hands of the technology companies that control the standards rather than authors and publishers. Some have argued that DRM is necessary for lending or leasing schemes. In fact, there is already “digital loan”
software in wide use by public libraries that does not bother to impose DRM on e-books, opting instead to automatically delete the books after the loan period has expired. While users could defeat this by digging and copying the underlying file, most users don’t bother; just as most Netflix subscribers don’t bother to copy the DVDs they rent, despite the ready availability of free software. Booksellers and publishers are still experimenting with digital book business models. However, all should heed the lessons that the music industry learned the hard way that DRM is bad for business. *This information is provided by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is planning their 45th class reunion later this fall. They still need addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Roland Fraser, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Barbara Thompson Savage and Ronald West. If you have any information about them, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at email@example.com.
National Volunteer Week
Nanticoke Health Services joins communities across the nation in celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 18–24. The highlight of the week is the Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Banquet on Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m., at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville, where many of Nanticoke’s volunteers will be recognized for their dedication and commitment. This year’s theme is, “The Magical World of Nanticoke Health Services Volunteers.” Dedicated volunteers gave over 43,000 hours of service in 2009. To learn more about becoming a Nanticoke Health Services volunteer, call 6296611, ext. 2475.
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AARP-Tax Aide is offering free income tax counseling and preparation through April 15, for senior and low income taxpayers of all ages. AARPTaxAide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the IRS, will assist with personal tax returns. Call for an appointment at the following locations: Nanticoke Senior Center, 23431 Sussex Highway, Seaford, 629-4939 Seaford Public Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford, 629-2524 Greenwood CHEER, 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood, 349-5237 Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville, 337-7401 Delmar Public Library, 101 North BiState Blvd., Delmar, 846-9894 Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., Laurel, 875-2536 Service is also available for homebound individuals.
Artwork sought for senior exhibit
The 20th annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit will begin on April 26 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. This event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Association of Programs for the Aging (DAPA) and Delaware Tech. Amateur and professional artists age 50 and up are invited to submit up to two pieces of art work in the following categories: oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, metal or stone sculpture, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics and “other.” For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
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Key Clubbers attend convention More than 900 Key Clubbers recently attended the 61st annual Key Club Convention in Arlington, Va. The Seaford Key Club won the following awards: • Distinguished officer recognition: Alison Schwinn, president, Paige Venables, secretary • Early Birds Dues Award • Membership Growth Recognition • Single Service Award - honorable mention
• Year in Review (scrapbook)- 2nd place • Talent Contest - The Band - Ryan Stewart, Frank Stewart, Cory Darden, Adam Caldwell, Joey Mitchell and Phillip DeMott - who gave a special performance after the awards banquet. The Band placed first in the Battle of the Bands at Seaford High School. • Trick or Treat for UNICEF - Recognition for contributing over $250 to International ($449.17)
From left are runner up, Lee Mayer; Mr. Seaford High, Joe Mitchell; runner up, Haley Quillen; Miss Bluejay, Elizabeth Perciful.
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Letters to the Editor
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Count the costs once again before voting The first referendum election is over; it was close, both sides wanted better schools for our kids, both sides lost, we are where we started. Now is the time to put aside our differences, bitterness and pettiness and move forward. I have encouraged Superintendent McCoy to add new members to the planning group, mainly opponents of the first vote. I slipped out to the “rally” the night before the referendum and members of the planning team were announced; mostly administrators, teachers and very few business owners. Nothing against the group which tried very hard to pass the referendum — they worked hard and did a great job, but it has been my experience (that) educators are very focused on their day job, but when they leave the building they don’t have a clue of what goes on in their community. How many educators do you see in civic clubs, involved in churches, Little Leagues, even working a concession stand? Very few. That’s never been their thing. Collecting a check every two weeks whether there is a foot of snow on the ground, a recession, whatever, they can’t feel the pain of owning a business where you sign payroll checks on the front bottom instead of the back top. We pay them to educate; they do it well and we shouldn’t expect them to march into a community to sell a referendum. People tend to look at that as self-interest motivation; they shouldn’t be put in that position. Missing were more business people, farmers, and seniors; at least two out of those three groups, maybe all three contributed to the defeat of the referendum. I was talking to a lady this week who worked for a Laurel School Referendum in the ‘70s. They went to the homes of farmers and seniors and with a school member with them explained the need for the referendum, and from those single visits, groups were formed, more information given, and the referendum passed.
I do hope the School Board and Superintendent are not waiting for these people to come forward, as I have read in some comments on my Blog. The phone will not ring, you have to go outside, swallow your pride and listen! The Board and Administration must go to their opponents and offer the provable Olive Branch and invite them into the mix. I am betting when the opponents see what I saw when I was opposed to building new schools, they will have a better understanding of “Plan A” and maybe “Plan B” won’t be an option, or maybe the two can become a smelting pot. I still proclaim remodeling the schools won’t cut the tax rate of new schools by a buck and we will still have older buildings that will constantly need maintenance, but prove me wrong…please. A majority of the public felt they were left out of the loop. I know the administration went to many civic groups and presented their plan, but they apparently didn’t hit the key members of the groups I mentioned and I understand some key questions went unanswered. That leaves doubt. The ball is in the corner of the “Plan B” group. Maybe they have a solution, maybe not. The Board holds the cards; if they don’t think “Plan B” is the way to go, well, that’s why you elect a board, and the community did, so that’s what we will go to the plate a second time with. The name calling must stop; comparing how much one pays vs. another must stop. Who cares what you pay? Everyone is concerned what they pay. Both sides must sit down together, put away any petty differences of the past or present and remember one thing: the referendum is for the future education of our kids. And these are “our” kids whether you have a young person in school or not. This is also your community and we have a responsibility to give everyone a better quality of life. I understand some of the existing school bonds will mature during the 25 years of the proposed referendum. This should be checked out to recalulate the tax rate. In unity there is strength. Let’s get ‘er done! Frank B. Calio
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St. Jude’s Children’s Research Bike-a-thon
In another 10 days, this year’s St Jude’s Bike-a-thon will be history. Ron Breeding asks that anyone who has healthy children or grandchildren to consider supporting this great cause of defeating the terrible disease (cancer) that attacks so many of our young kids. If you can’t ride, please sponsor a rider or send a donation. Ron’s goal is to raise $2,500 this year and it can not be done without community support. If interested, make checks payable to “St Jude’s Children Hospital” and mail to: “Seaford Kiwanis, PO Box 1017, Seaford, DE 19973. Remember this is a “feel good” type event, so please join the team. If you have any questions, call Ron Breeding, 629-3964. The St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon is slated for Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “We’re looking for riders who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful,” Breeding said. In the Wheels for Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will receive a certificate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a backpack as well as the certificate and the T-shirt. Also plans are being made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fundraiser plus great gifts will be given to a boy or girl who collect the most money. The Seaford Kiwanis Club will host the event for its 23rd year by providing refreshments. Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Nemours Health and Prevention Office, and Seaford City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride should call Breeding at 6293964. This fundraising effort, headed by Breeding, has averaged $1,600 in donations each year. More than $35,000 has been raised so far.
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Heath Care Round One
Round one of the health care debate is over. The Democrats decided to oppose the will of a majority of Americans and pass an onerous health care bill that could bankrupt our country, but most likely individual states first. The legislation will change how many of us obtain health care forever. President Obama and his advisors toasted their victory with champagne, even though nearly two thirds of Americans indicated in polls that they wanted the health care process to be started over and change implemented gradually. Health care opposition has grown dramatically the past year. Due to opposition in their districts, many Democrat members of Congress didn’t really want to be associated with the bill. Health care reform has a long history in the United States. National health care was first proposed in the Bull Moose Party platform of Teddy Roosevelt in the 1912 election. Roosevelt was our first progressive president, who broke with the Republican Party after his presidency and ran against his successor, William Howard Taft. Since then, presidents such as FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon have tried to reform health care. All failed. The most recent attempt under President Clinton was promoted by then first lady Hillary Clinton. In recent years, more Americans have become more aware of the national debt. Inadequately funded programs will bankrupt our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Democrats tell us that the new health care bill is “deficit neutral,” and will not increase the national debt. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) must be exhausted. It has calculated the cost of countless versions of health care legislation. The final bill is estimated to cost $940 billion and actually save well over a hundred billion dollars in the first 10 years, even as 30 million additional Americans will be covered. Of course, Medicare will be cut by $500 billion, and only six years of benefits will be provided compared to 10 years of additional taxes to support them. A “doctor fix” of over $200 billion was not calculated by the CBO. It is the typical Washington shell game. Massive programs always cost more than estimated. Medicare costs the first year, 1966, was $3 billion. The House Ways and Means Committee estimated that it would cost $12 billion (adjusted for inflation) by 1990. The actual cost in 1990 was $107 billion. By 2009 Medicare costs reached $427 billion with an additional $255 billion for Medicaid. By the last week of the debate, the Democrats’ motives were clear. It was not about the bill. President Obama told the Hispanic Caucus that the success of his presidency was dependent on passing this bill. The American people’s will didn’t matter, the deficit didn’t matter, the content of the bill didn’t even matter. It was all about the Obama presidency. After the bill’s passage, President Obama announced his victory to the American people at almost midnight stating it represented a government of the people and by the people, and that the bill would work for the people, an insipid paraphrase of the Gettysburg Address. How ironic, not one member of the
party of Lincoln, the Republican Party, even voted for the bill. The biggest immediate impact is on the states. Many question whether the bill is even constitutional: it may violate the 10th Amendment which reserves to the states those powers not explicitly vested in the Federal Government. At last count, 38 states have initiated action to block mandatory health insurance being forced on their citizens. Unlike the Federal Government, Delaware cannot carry huge deficits and depend on the Chinese to fund massive debt. Republican representatives and senators recently proposed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) No. 28 to the Delaware House of Representatives, which urges the U. S. Congress to abandon the “fiscally irresponsible Federal healthcare entitlement.” It was co-sponsored by local representatives Danny Short and Dave Wilson and State Senator Joe Booth, as well as others. The impact of the legislation is unclear; however, the battle is far from over. Republicans vow to campaign in 2010 for repealing the law. All Delawareans should get involved and decide for themselves whether they support the bill or not, and vote accordingly. Seniors and young people could be equally hard hit. Seniors, because $500 billion will be taken out of Medicare and young people, because they will have a mandate to buy health insurance they don’t want. Fred Seth Seaford
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Cannot be used to purchase a gift card. Cannot be combined with other coupons, discounts or offers. Valid at participating Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and South Jersey locations. © 2009 IHOP IP, LLC.
Cannot be used to purchase a gift card. Cannot be combined with other coupons, discounts or offers. Valid at participating Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and South Jersey locations. © 2009 IHOP IP, LLC.
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