THURSDAY, SepTembeR 17, 2009
vol. 14 No. 22
New book highlights area WWII heroes
James Diehl is publishing “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware.” Originally written for the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, Diehl profiled 50 residents of his home county, recounting personal memories of a time unrivaled in world history. Page 11 Bridgeville - Plans approved for Bridgeville Commons, which will contain 18 to 22 new businesses. Page 5 FOre! - On Thursday, Sept. 24, 100+ lady golfers will take to the course at Seaford Golf & Country Club. Page 9 pOlice - A high-speed chase ends in Bridgeville, but not before a foot chase. Page 35 AcTiON - There was plenty of lights, camera, action in Bridgeville recently with the fiilming of a movie. Page 44
New BUsiNess - Advanced Aerosol Acquisition LLC CEO Richard Valentine, left, addresses a crowd of more than 100 at last week’s open house at the facility in the Seaford Industrial Park. With him are Alan Levin, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office, center, and Gov. Jack Markell. Story on page 2. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Car show to benefit daughter of officer
FirsT wiNs - The Seaford and Woodbridge varsity football teams and the Seaford varsity field hockey team opened the season with wins last Friday. See stories on page 24. sTArs OF The week - A Seaford football player and a Seaford field hockey player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 27
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TOp cheF - Ron Breeding, a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church, flips burgers in a food booth set up by the church at Saturday’s Woodland Ferry Festival. Story and photos on page 10. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
The Blades Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual car show on Sunday, Sept. 20. All money earned during the event will be donated to the Aubrey Spicer trust fund in memory of her father, Georgetown Patrolman Chad Spicer, who was killed in the line of duty. The Blades town council also voted to make a donation to the same trust fund in the amount of $250, as well as a $100 donation to the Blades Volunteer Fire Company in memory of William Hammond, former council member and mayor of Blades, who was very active in the fire company for many years. Continued on page five
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
$1.2 million loan helps fund aerosal plant start up By Lynn R. Parks
With the help of a $1.2 million loan from the Delaware Economic Development Office, Advanced Aerosol Acquisition LLC has started up operations in the Seaford Industrial Park. The company, which fills 2 million to 5 million aerosol cans a year with products made by Advanced
Aerosol as well as by other manufacturers, currently has 10 employees and hopes to eventually have 53 full-time positions. “We are here to celebrate the rebirth of [this plant],” Alan Levin, director of the development office, said during an open house last Thursday. “These are good manufacturing jobs here and this offers optimism for Del-
aware’s economic recovery.” Gov. Jack Markell said during the open house that he has no doubt that Advanced Aerosol Acquisition will be a successful business. “It always comes down to the people and here, they understand the business side and they understand the people side,” he said. Advanced Aerosol Acquisition
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On Saturday, Sept. 19 at noon, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the latest Habitat built house in Concord Village, Seaford. At that time, it will become the home of Manda Willey and her son. Manda and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity volunteers were helped during the summer by groups from St. Louis Parish, Clarksville, Md.; St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Dover; St Pius X Church, Bowie, Md.; and Flint Hill School, Oakton, Va. Also assisting were local groups from Brandywine’s Lighthouse Program, First Presbyterian Church of Bakersville, Alliance Church of Seaford, Cape Business, R-Home Reality, Lighthouse, Georgetown Presbyterian Church and Avenue United Methodist Church of Milford. Financial contributions for the Willey home came from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Habitat for Humanity International’s Sustainable Building program, Discover Bank, Deutsche Bank, Longwood Foundation, Welfare Foundation, Marmot Foundation, local churches, businesses and individuals and Sussex County government.
Local contractors working on the Willey home made significant in-kind contributions to the completion of the home. They include: Axiom Engineering, Arland Edwards, Jimco Electric, Weber Well Drilling, Shone’s Lumber, Elvin Schrock & Son, Fehrenbach’s Flooring, Delmarva Insulation, Top Notch Heating & Air Conditioning, Gutters for Less, Poore’s Propane, Universal Forest Products, and Duke’s Lumber. More families like Manda’s need a home. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking business and faith-based groups to volunteer, Wednesday through Saturday, on worksites in the County. To volunteer, call Habitat at 302-855-1153.
Ruth Briggs King wins
Republican Ruth Briggs King, executive vice president of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, won last Saturday’s special election for the 37th District House seat by a vote of 2,429 to 2,105 over Democrat Robert Robinson Jr. The House seat came open when Joe Booth won election for the state Senate.
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with the renovations of the plant and with the workers there. “I am absolutely amazed at the way the employees work and am very proud to be a part of this,” he said. CEO Richard Valentine praised the state of Delaware for helping the company to get established. “It was terrific to work with a state that accepts business the way that Delaware does,” he said. “We want Delaware known as a place to do business,” said Markell. “We won’t win battles for companies with other, bigger states with money. But we can win because we are faster, more responsive, more agile and more flexible.” Levin said that the restructured plant is “bright news” for the city of Seaford. “These are good manufacturing jobs and this is the way we need to go,” he added. “This kind of solid jobs will make a difference in this area.”
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bought the 36,000-square foot Advanced Aerosol Technologies Inc. plant in the industrial park in June. The Seaford plant is the company’s only facility. The plant, which has always been an aerosol-filling facility, was originally opened in the 1990s by Rite Off. The state loan will help the company to purchase new equipment. DEDO estimates that the 53 full-time jobs will have an economic impact on the area of $21.3 million. Michelle Bartlett, quality assurance officer and regulatory affairs manager, worked for Advanced Aerosol Technologies before it was bought out. She said that the plant has been renovated and its machinery refurbished. “It was wonderful when the new guys came down,” she said. “We could not ask for better leadership.” Company president Scott McCaig said during last week’s open house that he is very pleased
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close Woodland Ferry Road between Bethel Road and Route 13A/Seaford Road in Laurel for the replacement of railroad crossing. The work will begin on Monday, Sept. 21, and end on Saturday, Sept. 26, weather permitting.
Local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles. Westbound detour: Route 13A/Seaford Road to Bethel Road and back to Woodland Ferry Road Eastbound detour: Bethel Road to Route 13A/Seaford Road and back to Woodland Ferry Road
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Seaford Community Night Out Thursday
NEW LIBRARY FOUNTAIN - Barbara and Chick Allen are shown by the fountain in front of the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The fountain is given by Barbara in memory of her mother, Frances K. Norris, an educator in the Woodbridge School District for many years.
Delmar Sesquicentennial celebration The Delmar Joint Council recently approved a resolution and a pair of fireworks permits in preparation for the weeklong sesquicentennial (150th) celebration to take place Sept. 20-26. The schedule is as follows: Sunday, Sept. 20- parade lineup at high school, noon; ringing of bells from all churches, sounding of fire siren, and parade from high school to Mason Dixon Park, 1 p.m.; opening ceremony at Mason Dixon Park, 2 p.m.; Miss and Little Miss Fire Prevention/Delmar Sesquicentennial, 3:30 p.m.; presentation of parade trophies, 4:30 p.m.; softball and other games at Gordy Park, 5 p.m.; fireworks at Mason Dixon Park, 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21- town hall open house with refreshments, 8:30 a.m.; Delmar Heritage Museum official opening, 9 a.m. (open until 11 a.m.); student bistate councils/mock meeting at town hall, 2 p.m.; VFW to host Dance Through the Ages, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22- town hall open house, 8:30 a.m.; proclamation recognizing town’s founders, 9 a.m.; rededication of highball, caboose, etc., 10 a.m.; dedication of North Pennsylvania Avenue streetscape project, 11 a.m.; ice cream
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For the 18th straight year, the Seaford community will join forces with their neighbors and police officers in a night to “give crime and drugs a going away party.” The annual Night Out event will be held on the grounds of the Seaford Police Department and the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Seaford Police Department, Delaware State Police Troop #5 and the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club are planning a fun filled evening for the entire family. The evening includes music, public service exhibits and giveaways, games for kids and free hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks along with other food. FOP Lodge #9 will sponsor the Official Amber Alert Child Safety/ID Kit, which includes an inkless fingerprinting strip and forensic DNA archiving card. The DNA sample can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 years. There will be police demonstrations of canine units, a motorcycle unit and a bomb robot, along with the Seaford Police and Delaware State Police mobile command posts. Numerous public service agencies and displays to include the Office of Highway Safety and Attorney General’s Office along with SIDNE (simulated impaired driving experience) will be
conducted by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department will have their child ID booth. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks and McGruff the Crime Fighting dog will make an appearance. Tony Windsor of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will be the emcee and provide the music. Two children’s bikes along with helmets and locks, donated by Delaware State Police Troop #5’s Community Policing Unit, will be given away near the end of the event.
School plans Gigantic Yard Sale
West Seaford Elementary School is planning a Gigantic Yard Sale for October 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is looking for donations (items to be sold), vendors, and buyers. Yard Sale Spots are on sale for $10 or $15 and the school will provide a table if ordered by September 25. After the deadline the cost will be an additional $5. Contact person is Krystal Wright at 628-4414 x409 or make checks payable to West Seaford PTO and mail to Krystal Wright, West Seaford Elementary School, 511 Sussex Avenue, Seaford, DE 19973.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Bridgeville approves sick leave accrual, Commons plan By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission picked up where it left off at last month’s meeting when it voted on the proposed sick leave benefit during Monday’s meeting. The Commission also approved the preliminary development plan for Bridgeville Commons, a commercial development at the intersection of Routes 13 and 404. Last month the Commission voted 2-2 on the personnel policy amendment involving the accumulation of sick leave. With Commissioner Earl Greason present at Monday’s meeting, the Commission voted 3-2 in favor of awarding up to 90 accrued sick days to employees who have worked for the town for 20 years (upon separation of employment). “We’re the only voice that the employees have,” Commissioner Pat Correll said prior to the vote. “I think if they haven’t
used their sick leave they’re dedicated employees.” Commissioner Ruth Skala, who made the motion, Correll, and Greason voted in favor of the proposal with Commissioners Mike Collison and William Jefferson voting against it. The Commission also voted to grant approval to the preliminary development plan for Bridgeville Commons, a commercial development on 58,000 square feet of land. The development will feature two buildings with 18-22 total stores. The developer is currently working on getting final approvals from DelDOT. Town Manager Bonnie Walls reported that she was contacted by Robert Tunnell of Sussex Realty Company about a possible annexation of 99.26 acres of land which will be used for a 400-home development to be called Baker’s Creek. The Bridgeville Charity Golf
Tournament will take place Friday, Oct. 9. The event raises money for the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and Senior Center The townwide yard sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, followed by the town’s annual cleanup on Sept. 26. Items for the cleanup need to be curbside by 6 a.m. Among the items that can be left include furniture, trash, stoves, bundled limbs, while tires, batteries, dirt and rocks will not be collected. Refrigerators without Freon and paint and stains (if separated from the rest of the items) will be picked up. Large tree limbs can be taken to the wastewater treatment plant on cleanup day. There will also be a scrap metal container at town hall. Walls said the movie “Mayor Cupcake” has wrapped up filming. There will be a screening for residents at a later date. Brian Phillips will work on the Jack
Lewis mural at Dollar General for the town at a cost of $1,100. He will touch up areas that flaked off and will paint a protective coating over the mural. Monday night’s meeting began with a moment of silence for Chad Spicer, the Georgetown police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Spicer was an officer in Bridgeville before joining the police force in Georgetown. Joe Booth, the new state senator representing Bridgeville, was in attendance. “I find it very helpful to know what’s going on in the communities that you represent by attending the town council meetings,” said Booth, who also provided the town with $50,000 in state funds for street repairs. Booth said he plans to take part in the scrapple sling at the Apple-Scrapple Festival next month. The event’s opening ceremony will take place Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
Continued from page one A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded by the council to Fred Henning for his continued support of the Blades community. Henning, a former council member, recently donated the fencing needed to help complete a renovation project on the High Street Cemetery. The fencing would have cost the town approximately $1,800, and Mayor Michael Smith wanted everyone to know that the town “very much appreciates such a donation
that helps beautify the cemetery and saves the town money.” Henning has also helped by overseeing the installation of a handicapped ramp at town hall, insulation in Hardin Hall, and donating land along the Nanticoke River for the town’s river walk that will be completed in the not too distant future. B.J. Hardin reported that the Dave Webb memorial pavilion will be dedicated on October 3, along with other festivities and food at the Blades Marina.
Councilman Russell Joseph and Mayor Smith informed council members that DelDOT has told the town that funds are not available to help with the town’s storm water drainage project. Smith said the town will investigate other funding sources. Five candidates for the vacant positions on the Blades Police Department were interviewed by the town’s hiring committee recently. Of the five candidates interviewed, three were chosen to
complete the process to become officers. Two candidates will attend the state police academy beginning in October with one candidate being held as an alternate in the event one of the top two choices is unable to complete the academy for any reason. It will take approximately six months for candidates to complete all the necessary training and certifications to begin patrol duty in March or April. It will cost Blades $15,000 to $20,000 per candidate prior to them becoming active police officers.
Blades honors Fred Henning for his support of the community
MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
Business State offers tax amnesty program Governor Jack Markell and Division of Revenue Director Patrick T. Carter has announced the launch of Delaware’s Voluntary Tax Compliance Initiative (VCTI). The VTCI is a one-time, tax amnesty program geared to help individuals and businesses file outstanding tax returns and pay off their outstanding State of Delaware tax liabilities. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 30, any individual or business taxpayer who registers to file any outstanding tax returns and/or pay their current outstanding State of Delaware tax liability administered by the Division of Revenue will have their penalty and interest fees waived. All balances must then be paid in full by June 30, 2010. Individuals or businesses with balances
from tax periods before Jan. 1, 2009, can register for Delaware’s VTCI program. They must then pay their liabilities in full or enter into a payment plan. Full payment must be received before June 30, 2010, in order to have all penalty and interest fees waived. Non-filers who file all past-due returns can enter into the same VTCI plan as taxpayers with existing liabilities, except for non-filers, in order to encourage to report all non-filed returns Delaware will waive the penalty, interest and tax balance for periods filed prior to Jan. 1, 2004. To take advantage of this one time, beneficial tax amnesty offer, taxpayers must register with the State of Delaware by Oct. 30. Call 877-551-5233 or visit www.delaware.gov.
Professional bartending courses
Acquire the skills to obtain employment as a bartender or bar manager in courses offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants will practice mixing and presenting drinks as well as learn glassware identification, drink recipes, proper etiquette, appearance and professional handling of situations. This eight-session course will be held Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 12. In Professional Bar Management, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21, students will develop the skills needed to manage liquor supplies; hire, fire and schedule employees; plan marketing strategies; deal with vendors; and find entertainment. This six-session course also covers public relations, food service, as well as local/state ordinances and laws that apply to establishments. For more information or to enroll, con-
tact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Home Team names top agents
Frank Parks and Rob Harman, cobrokers/owners of Home Team Realty, announce that Judy Rhodes was the Top Listing Agent and Rachael Carey was the Top Producer for August. To reach Home Team Realty, call 302-629-7711.
Chesapeake Utilities seeks rate reduction for residential customers
Natural gas prices for Chesapeake Utilities’ residential customers could decrease by 18 percent if the Delaware Public Service Commission approves the request. The Company filed an application to reduce its Gas Sales Service Rates for Delaware customers and has requested the rate change to be effective for service ren-
dered on or after Nov. 1. Upon approval, the average residential heating customer can expect to save as much as $32 on their monthly winter utility bill. The rate decrease request comes as a result of further reductions in wholesale natural gas prices. Chesapeake Utilities has been purchasing gas at these lower prices to serve custom-
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annual decrease of approximately 18%, or $32 per winter month. The typical annual scheduled adjustment date for changing the Gas Sales Service Rates is November 1. The November 1 rates are based on the projected cost of the natural gas for the 12-month period November through October.
MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
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Regal Salisbury Stadium 16 2322 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD, 410-860-1370 SCHEDULE SHOWN IS FOR FRIDAY, 9/18 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs . . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00 Digital 3D Showtimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 The Informant . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:50, 4:50, 7:35, 10:25 Jennifer’s Body . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 8:00, 10:30 Love Happens . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 Sorority Row . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:40, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40 Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . 12:55, 1:30, 2:15, 3:45, 4:20, 4:55, 6:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:05, 7:40, 9:15, 9:45, 10:20 Whiteout . . . . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:10, 6:50, 9:20 (OC- 1:35) 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:40, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 All About Steve . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55 Gamer . . . . . . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45, 9:25 Final Destination 3D . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:50, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50, 10:05 Halloween II . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30, 9:50 Inglorious Basterds . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:25, 3:40, 6:55, 10:10 G .I . Joe: The Rise of Cobra . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:10, 7:10 Julie & Julia . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:05, 3:50 OC = Open Captioned For additional dates and showtimes go to www .fandango .com/21804_movietheatershowtimes
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M A I N S T R E E T, B E T H E L , D E L . Open Mon.875-3420 Sat. 8-5; 880000 2 7 6 - 3 4 2 0 Sunday 12-4
Open Houses 8324 AIRPORT RD., LAUREL, DE - No attention to detail has been spared for this brand new home with 1,600 plus sq. ft. of living space. Features are 3 ˆ 4 BR, 2 BA, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, ceramic & hardwood floors, rear deck and a full fenced back yard! Plenty of country living space for a family to spread out on! All this for $220,000 (MLS#569857) Directions: From US 13, in Laurel, go West on Rt. 24 through the town of Laurel, past the airport. Go Right on Airport Rd. 1/2 mile on Left to home on corner of Danmakay Dr. and Airport Rd. Your Host: John Allen
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32770 DANMAKAY RD., LAUREL, DE - Meticulous craftsmanship best describes this brand new home just days away from completion. You still have time to pick your carpet colors. Features include hardwood & ceramic tiled floors, granite countertops, rear deck and front porch. All this in a quiet country setting, minutes from town. $216,900 (MLS#569103) Directions: From US 13, in Laurel, go West on Rt. 24 through the town of Laurel, past the airport. Go Right on Airport Rd., 1/2 mile on Left is Danmakay Dr. Your Host: John Allen
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504 Linden St., Wilmar Village, Seaford 3 BR, 2 bath ranch has oak floors, large LR with fireplace, kitchen with eating area & all appliances, util. area & storage shed. Great Location! $142,500 (570024) Directions: 2 Streets behind Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church - Turn right on Linden St - House on left. Your Hostess: Eleanor Hickey
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2 UNITS IN CROSSGATE VILLAGE #15 & # 25. Both units are 2 BR, 2 bath, one unit has a garage. Units in excellent condition. Unit #15 $127,000. Unit #25 $154,000. Motivated Seller. Directions: West on Stein Hwy., right on Atlanta Rd., 1/4 mile to Crossgate Village on right.
125 S. Shipley Street, Seaford Charming 3 bdrm, 2 ba home on a corner lot. Ready for new owners. Great location - close to schools, shopping, and the country club. MLS# 571553 $158,900 Directions: From Seaford, Rt. 20 W (Stein Hwy), turn left onto Shipley Street (WilmingtonTrust on corner), last home on the left side (home on corner lot). Hostess - Dawn Collins 302-841-5682
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122 Oak Lane Drive, Laurel Charm, location and convenience describes this 3 bdrm, 1.5 ba home with a full basement. Hardwood floors, custom paint scheme, built-in bookcases, carport, fenced in backyard are all features with this home. MLS# 563583 $164,900 Directions: 13 S, turn R at Gordy Rd., left on Oak Lane, home is on the left. Host - Sean Steward 302-381-1085
5 Tiffany Village Dr., Seaford Ready to move-in, don’t overlook this 3 bdrm, 1.5 ba unique town home - loaded with ample space & storage. Home features upper and lower 3-season rooms, updated flr & Energy Star windows, DR and stainless steel appliances. No HOA fees. Seller will pay $2,000 towards closing costs. MLS# 563439 $135,000 Directions: From Seaford, Rt. 20 W, R on Porter St., R at stop sign, property is ahead on the left. Hostess - Carol Crouse 302-2364648
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234 BAKER ROAD, SELBYVILLE, DE 3 BR, 2 Bath Farmhouse. Minutes to Fenwick & Ocean City. Directions: [From Laurel] Rt. 13 to DE-24/ Laurel Rd, right at DE-30/Main St, left at DE-26/ Nine Foot Road, right at US-113/Dupont Blvd, right onto DE-60/Gumboro Road. Left at fork to Baker Road. Property on Left. Signs Posted.
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500 N Arch St., Seaford Ready for immediate occupancy - This brick/aluminum rancher offers 3 bdrms, 2 ba, 1 car garage all on a fully fenced back yard. MLS# 571162 $179,900 Directions: From Seaford, Rt 20 W, L on Market St., R on 3rd St., R on Arch St., proceed towards stop sign, house is on your left. Hostess - Trina Joyner 302-745-3840
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100 Woodsedge Dr., Hurlock. Beautifully laid out with large master BR. Lots of closet space! Maple & cherry cabinets, Corian countertops. Attached storage area & garage. Full walk up attic. Washer and Dryer upstairs. $5,000 sellers help. Directions: From Highway 392 at light in Hurlock, go south on Highway 331, take left at Jackson Street, right into Woodsedge, home on right corner. Host: Lee & Sabrina Marland. $240,000. MLS# 567617
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CUSTOM BUILT home with many upgrades and amenities. Home features 3 BRs & 2 baths & a great open floor plan. $219,900. Directions: North of Seaford, turn left on Rt. 18 by the former Chrysler dealership, turn left into second entrance into Clearbrooke, turn right at stop sign, home will be on your left.
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6811 Atlanta Circle, Seaford Gorgeous 3100 sf home in well established neighborhood. This 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba home has an updated kitchen, ceramic and hardwood flooring and is very close to town without town taxes. MLS# 565028 $289,000 Directions: From Seaford, take Atlanta Rd, turn right into Atlanta Estates, R on Atlanta Circle, home is on the left. Host - Dave Todd 302-359-4364
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304 W Eighth St., Laurel. Very attractive home that offers a large back yard, the house is well insulated and easy to maintain, Excellent opportunity for first time home buyers with children. Directions: South on Rt 13 to Rt 24, turn right on 24 to West St. Stay on West street to eighth St, Turn right house in on left. Host: Jim Demas. $149,900. MLS# 558297
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31910 Gordy Rd., Laurel. Property has been renovated inside & out. New appliances, on corner lot just outside city limits. Driveway to be black topped. Directions: RT. 13 to Laurel - West on Gordy Rd., Property on corner of Gordy & Oak Lane Dr. Hostess: Barbara Smith $ 168,900. MLS# 571378
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RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, SEAFORD - Visit this model home in Seaford’s newest residential community, “Ridgewood Crossing.” Several homes from which to choose, starting at $189,900, nestled on treed lots in a private, wooded setting, convenient to Seaford & Georgetown. 3-BR, 2-BA dwellings w/garages & upgrades such as 2x6” walls, HW & tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, conditioned crawl spaces & more! Custom features available! Directions: Turn into Ridgewood Crossing from Old Furnace Rd 46, just east of Old Meadow Rd. Model home on the left. Host: Randy Hill
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMBeR 17 - 23, 2009
NHS plans inaugural Ladies Day Golf Tournament On Thursday, Sept. 24, over 100 lady golfers will take to the course at Seaford Golf & Country Club to show their support for the importance of advanced technology - digital mammography equipment - at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Lady golfers will see a visual reminder
of the importance of their support for the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Inaugural Ladies Day tournament through the PINK Links signs. Community members have supported the PINK Links program by making a contribution to the event to honor or memorialize women that have been
Nancy Harper will take to the course on Sept. 24 to show her support of Women’s Health/ Digital Mammography at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She will also hit a few shots for her longtime friend Carolyn Clough, who is shown in a picture with her daughter.
touched by cancer. Seaford resident Nancy Harper supported the PINK Links program by purchasing the golf ball shaped sign in memory of her longtime friend Carolyn Clough. Carolyn worked in Nancy’s State Farm insurance office for 15 years as her office manager. “She wasn’t just an employee she was like a sister to me,” says Harper. “Carolyn was an avid golfer and one of her last wishes was to travel to Pinehurst for a final round of golf.” Nancy made her wish come true. “All women need to take care of their selves and should have a yearly mammography. We have to take care of our bodies so we can be here to take care of our loved ones. It’s important that we all support the hospital so we can have the digital mammography technology in our community,” says Harper. BNY Mellon is the presenting sponsor. “BNY Mellon is excited to be a part of the initiative. I’m honored to be able to support the PINK Links program in memory of my mother-in-law,” says Gregg Landis, BNY Mellon first vice president. Community members may still support the PINK Links program by making a donation of $25 for a pink golf ball shaped sign to honor or memorialize a loved one. To learn more about the PINK Links program, visit the tournament website at
www.nanticoke.org/golf; call 302-6296611, ext. 2404; or e-mail MorrisR@ nanticoke.org.
Seasonal flu shots offered
It’s time to get your seasonal flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with serious, long-term health problems. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering seasonal flu shots to individuals 18 and older at Nanticoke Occupational Health (743 Shipley St., Suite F, Seaford) from: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4; and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6. Cost is $10 per adult. Medicare Part B billing is available with proof of Medicare insurance. Pre-registration is required. With the nation’s focus on the development of a vaccine for the H1N1 pandemic flu expected to be available later in October, health officials are concerned that individuals might choose to wait to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year is recommending that individuals get their seasonal flu vaccines as soon as they can. Call Nanticoke Occupational Health at 302-629-6875 to preregister and schedule an appointment.
Sunday,Sept. 20 2 pm - 4 pm
102 WILLIAM ROSS LN, GOVERNOR’S GRANT, SEAFORD - This one owner home boasts 1st floor master BR, stone front w/ lovely landscaping. Lots of storage, 2 1/2 baths & 3 BRs make this a “must see!” Convenient to town & priced right! $259,900 (#571692) Hostess: Connie Covey
905 LITTLE BROOKE LN, CLEARBROOKE ESTATES, SEAFORD - Besides being really clean & showing pride of ownership, this home offers a formal DR & LR, plus some hardwood floors & a gas fireplace. This house is spacious and will provide a bang for your buck! $269,900 (#571624) Hostess: Fran Ruark
26767 SEAFORD RD, SEAFORD - “Just what the doctor ordered!” This cute ranch on Rt. 13A south of Seaford has been remodeled into a 3BR 1 ½ BA home with a LR AND FR. The back part of the house could serve as an in-law suite. $139,000 (#562940) Host: Scott English
12 E. EIGHTH ST, BLADES - $$$ INCENTIVES! In addition to the Fed. Gov’t’s tax credit of $8,000, the Sellers will contribute $5,000 toward Buyer’s closings costs! This 4-BR ranch offers 2 BAs, FR, appliances, 2 stg sheds & 14’x16’ deck for just $169,900. (#550945) Hostess: Eileen Craft
108 POPLAR ST, LAUREL - Ready to Move In! This completely renovated home in Laurel offers new kitchen, full bath & 2 half baths, LR, DR, & 3 BRs. Reduced to $154,900 (# 567748) Host: Trent Ruark
33861 GORDY RD, LAUREL - Nice 3-BR, 2-BA S/W mobile home on slightly less than 3/4 acre in the country . Enjoy the lovely above-ground pool in the spacious back yard. Two sheds included for $84,500 (#571225) Hostess: Tina Moore (Directions: From Rt 13 S of Laurel, turn L on Gordy Rd 70, proceed apx 2 mi, prop on L before the fork in the road)
447 LONG BRANCH RD, COOL BRANCH TRAILER PARK, SEAFORD - Like “Brand New,” this 3-BR, 2-BA D/W mfg. home on a leased lot offers an open floorplan, custom window treatments, spacious upgraded kit, & much more for $75,000. (#571999) Hostess: Leona Dorsch
435 LONG BRANCH RD, COOL BRANCH TRAILER PARK, SEAFORD - Look at all this spacious D/W mfg. home on a leased lot has to offer! 4 BRs, 2 BAs, LR, FR w/fp, eat-in kit. w/ center island & skylight, covered porch + deck, & many extras for $85,000 (#572125) Hostess: Bea Clymer
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMBeR 17 - 23, 2009
New ferry was star attraction at Woodland Ferry Festival By Lynn R. Parks
After a one-year hiatus, the Woodland Ferry Festival was back again this year. And the star attraction was the Tina Fallon, the new six-car ferry that finally is reliably crossing the Nanticoke River. The ferry was delivered to its new home last November. But problem after problem followed and the ferry, which replaced a three-car ferry that was 47 years old, was down more than it was up. Most recently, the ferry was out of commission for more than two months because fishing line got tangled in one of its thrusters. It was put back into service Aug. 6, after the thruster was cleaned out and the south road ramp was repaired to align better with the ferry ramp. During Saturday’s festival, the Tina Fallon made countless trips across the river, carrying foot passengers only back and forth. “We’re going to go on the ferry,” said Bob DeHaven, Georgetown, who was waiting with his nephew Jaden Ullman, also of Georgetown, on the Woodland side of the river for the Tina Fallon to dock. “I’ve never done this before and it’s kind of exciting.” In fact, DeHaven said, he had never visited Woodland before. He and six members of his family walked the village’s main street on Saturday, ate hamburgers and kielbasa and shopped at several of the craft booths set up in the park and next to the Woodland United Methodist Church. “It’s really kind of an amazing place,” DeHaven said. “I’ll definitely come back to visit.” Festival volunteer and Woodland native Donna Angell said that the festival is a lot of work every year. “But we are glad that we do it,” she added. “We are proud of our little village and our new ferry, and we are happy to show them off.” This was the 16th year for the Woodland Ferry Festival, which was started in 1993 to celebrate the 200th year of the ferry’s operation. There was no festival last year because the ferry was not in operation. The former ferry, the Virginia C., was sold at auction by the state in February 2008 for $24,300. Buyer Smith Brothers Inc., Galesville, Md., towed the vessel to the Western Shore that same month. Angell was unable to say how many people attended Saturday’s festival. But
Khloe Shockley, 14 months and from Laurel, tries to get the attention of one of the birds that were part of a chicken display at the Woodland Ferry Festival on Saturday. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
she did say that the village’s lemonade stand sold 280 cups of drink, more than it sold during the 2007 festival. And 39 craftspeople paid to have a booth at the event, “right in line with what we’ve had in years past,” she said. All this was despite nearly a week of rain that left fields and yards, especially in low-lying Woodland, saturated. While it was cloudy on Saturday, the rain held off in Woodland until the festival was over. “The crowd was pretty steady all day,” Angell said. Among the groups that set up a booth at the festival was the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford. Members Jackie McPeak from Galestown and Margaret Alexander and Ann O’Dea from Seaford handed out information about the club and took orders for Christmas arrangements. Also at the festival was Michael B. Wasylkowski, Extension educator at Delaware State University. He had with him a collection of chickens, 18 birds in nine varieties, including a Delaware Blue Hen, that stood on the grass in wire cages.
From left, Jackie McPeak, Galestown, and Margaret Alexander and Ann O’Dea, both from Seaford, man the Spade and Trowel Garden Club booth at the Woodland Ferry Festival on Saturday. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Khloe Shockley, 14 months, who was visiting the festival with her mother, Kathy, went from cage to cage, squealing with delight as each bird moved or looked up at her. “I want people to see that there are all different kinds of chickens beside broilers
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Come One Come All! Location: Seaford District Library Date: Saturday, Sept.26, 2009 Time: 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Bob DeHaven and his nephew Jaden Williams, both of Georgetown, are ready for their first ride ever on the Woodland Ferry. DeHaven, who had never visited Woodland, said that the small town is ‘amazing.’ Photo by Lynn R. Parks
and laying hens,” Wasylkowski said. The birds, from Wasylkowski’s farm in Magnolia and from another farm near Seaford, are show birds, he said. “We take them all over, to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, any competitions that we can find,” he added.
For more information and registration, call Dismas Makori at 302-384-5857 or 302-838-7768 or email email@example.com
MORNING STAR • SepTeMBeR 17 - 23, 2009
New book highlights area WWII heroes With World War II veterans dying at a rapid pace all across the United States, the importance of preserving the first-hand accounts of these American heroes has never been more important. James Diehl has done just that in his soon-to-be published book “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware.” Originally written for the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, Diehl profiled 50 residents of his home county, recounting personal memories of a time unrivaled in world history. “Diehl put his heart into this assignment and his reports represent some of the best journalistic efforts I have read in my 37 years of newspaper involvement,” says Bryant Richardson, publisher of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, which ran the accounts in 2007-08. “We know readers of today and tomorrow will enjoy learning more about this tumultuous time.” A first-place award winner in the 2007 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s editorial competition, the series recounts stories from battlefields in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as accounts from those who stayed stateside in support of the war effort. “The Allies’ success in World War II took a concerted effort from many people in the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and elsewhere,” says Diehl, who has worked for several media outlets on the Delmarva Peninsula for nearly 15 years. “With this book, I wanted to tell the stories of these American heroes from a personal perspective. These are their sto-
ries and they should be read and treasured by future generations of Americans.” “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware” tells the stories of 50 men and women with ties to southern Delaware, but they are not about the nation’s first state. They are about the war zones, the personal encounters and the first-hand accounts of a heroic group of Army soldiers, of Navy seamen, of United States Marines and others. There are accounts from Iwo Jima, from the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and from Pearl Harbor. They are told with emotion and filled with pride for the United States of America. “Through this project, I became intrigued by these heroic men and women and to their stories of bravery and dedica-
The cover of Diehl’s soon to be published book, “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware.”
tion during a time when the future of the entire world was at stake,” says Diehl. “I’ve done my best to honor these special souls in the best way I can.” “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware” will be released on Nov. 11, but discounted copies can be pre-ordered now by visiting www.ww2-heroes.com.
Apply for State Fair Junior Board
The Delaware State Fair seeks six new members to serve on their 12 member Junior Board. Applicants must be between the age of 16 and 21 at the time of their appointment. Junior Board members should represent all facets of interest in the Fair, including: 4-H, FFA, entertainment, exhibits, office work, marketing, publicity, etc. “The Junior Board is an excellent opportunity for youth to gain experience in many of the functions it takes to produce the Delaware State Fair,” said Elizabeth Morris, Delaware State Fair board member and Junior Board coordinator. To be nominated, the Junior Board committee will solicit nominations from other board members, superintendents, 4-H leaders, FFA advisors, and high schools in Delaware. Junior Board members must complete and submit an application accompanied by two letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 25, and are available online at www.DelawareStateFair. com or by calling 302-398-3269.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMBeR 17 - 23, 2009
Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Benefit seeks sponsors, players The 3rd Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Rick Tull, tournament chairman, suggests that those interested in playing in the tournament act now to ensure participation. “Interest in the event has been significant and we’re thrilled again this year by the eager response from our local spon-
sors. We can only accommodate 32 foursomes, including sponsors, so I encourage anyone interested in participating to contact the town office to request a registration form. Carl M. Freeman Communities has contributed at the top sponsorship level, which has created a strong foundation for the tournament’s fundraising success.” Forms can also be obtained by visiting the Town’s website at www.townofbrid-
geville.net, or by stopping by the Heritage Shores Pro Shop. The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each of four flights, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all
Project to protect Nanticoke, Pocomoke rivers Ducks Unlimited has received a $20,333 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to protect the health of the Delaware portions of the Nanticoke and Pocomoke rivers by restoring 457 acres of wetlands in Sussex County. The project, “Restoring Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay Resources,” will focus on two specific properties: the Great Cypress Swamp, located at the headwaters of the Pocomoke River, and Newton Woods II, which is near the Nanticoke River. Ducks Unlimited will re-establish 84 acres of globally rare Atlantic white cedar on these properties, as well as restore wetland hydrology and function to a minimum of 373 acres of floodplain forest by
plugging ditches, installing water control structures and removing berms that block off parts of the floodplain. The project is part of a long-term effort by Ducks Unlimited to restore bald cypress and Atlantic white cedar populations to wetlands where they once dominated. Other partners in this project include Delaware Wild Lands, the Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delaware Bay Estuary Project and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. The funding was awarded through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations and local governments working to improve the condition
Tea Party holds Health Care Forum
The Delaware Tea Party will hold a free health care forum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Laurel Fire Hall located on 10th Street in Laurel. This will be an open, balanced forum where you can get answers to your questions on health care reform. Our panel will consist of experts from local hospitals, physicians, legal, senior and veterans groups. This forum will be made up of voices from many sides of the health care debate and its sole purpose is to help provide accurate information to your questions. For more information, email Delawaretaxteaparty@gmail.com or call Chris Shirey at 302-875-5489.
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of their local watershed. Thirty-two projects from across the Chesapeake Bay’s six-state watershed received grants this year to develop conservation plans, preserve valuable natural lands and implement on-the-ground restoration practices. This year’s projects will restore 620 acres of wetlands, plant 32 rain gardens and 172 acres of streamside forest buffers, and fence off 23 miles of streams to exclude livestock. For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program and a full list of this year’s grant recipients, visit www.chesapeakebay.net/ smallwatershedgrants.aspx and www. nfwf.org/chesapeake.
participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. Players interested in registering for the event can call Bridgeville’s Town office at 302-337-7135 or stop by the Pro Shop at Heritage Shores Club to obtain a registration form. Tournament registration fee is $125 per player. Interested sponsors are asked to contact the Town office to learn more about how to help.
Music School opens in Seaford
The Music School of Delaware continues to expand its statewide presence with a new satellite location in Seaford. Seaford is now offering private lessons in guitar, cello, brass and piano, with new instruments to be added throughout the year. Lessons will be held in rented space at St. John’s United Methodist Church located at 300 N. Pine St. in Seaford. This recent expansion brings the Music School’s satellite total to six, including locations in Pike Creek, Dover, Felton, Angola and Middletown, and main branch locations in Wilmington and Milford. To register, call 302-422-2043. For a complete listing of programs and locations, view the Information Guide online at www.musicschoolofdelaware. org. For more information, call the Milford branch at 302-422-2043.
Newspapers are living textbooks, filled with information to broaden kids’ minds and their horizons. You can have a positive impact on the quality of local education by providing the newspaper for classroom use through our Newspapers inEducation program. It’s an easy and powerful way to invest in the future of today’s young students. To help provide newspapers to area classrooms, please contact Karen Cherrix today at 302-629-9788 or fill out the form below.
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AARP DONATES TO NIE - Officers and committee chairpersons of the Seaford area Chapter #1084 of the AARP from left are: (backrow) Dan Stoner, Rose Wheaton, Gladys Bonowicz (president), Barbara Johnson, Daniel Kosteck, Wilton Porter, (front row) Evelyn Parillo (vice president), Janice Moseley (secretary/treasurer), and Carmella Kosteck. Not pictured are Helen Skjoldager and Jane Dusenberry. President Bonowicz is holding a check for the Seaford and Laurel Star Newspaper in Education program.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Health Dr. Cabrera appointed to board
Nanticoke Health Services announces Joaquin Cabrera, MD, FACOG as a new member that will serve on the board of directors for Nanticoke Health Services. Dr. Cabrera, president elect of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s medical staff, is Board Certified by the American Board Cabrera of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a graduate of Puerto Rico’s Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine and completed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. His professional memberships include the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Delaware Medical Society and the Sussex County Medical Society.
Youth rehab lecture offered
Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers and gym instructors will benefit from attending the 12th annual Distinguished Lecture Series at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year’s topic, “Treating the Young Athlete,” will provide clinicians with an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of injuries related to young athletes. More children are participating in organized youth sports. These younger participants are being exposed to new movements and musculoskeletal patterns
that are leading to both acute and chronic injuries. Presenter Dr. Jeff Konin is a licensed physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer who has written several textbooks and given numerous speeches on sports medicine topics throughout the world. The seminar fee of $135 includes handouts, a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6996.
Pampered Chef to benefit Hospice
Delaware Hospice will benefit from a Pampered Chef Fundraiser Cooking Show, organized by Karen Rogers, Pampered Chef senior consultant, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. Delaware Hospice will receive 25% of sales exceeding $600 to benefit its programs and services to the community, including additional 10% bonuses at various sales levels. Orders to benefit Delaware Hospice will be accepted through Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Orders specifying “Delaware Hospice” may also be placed at pamperedchef. biz/karenrogers. For more information or to register for the event, call 856-7717.
Committee to meet
Sussex County’s Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will take its September meeting on the road, hosting a session in which the public is encouraged to attend to ask questions and learn more about the issues facing today’s seniors citizens and residents with physical challenges. The Advisory Committee invites the public to attend the committee’s next meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at
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the Greenwood CHEER Center. The forum will be an open session to discuss a variety of topics, including transportation, health, state and non-profit services, and more. The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.
Depression Support Group
There will be a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/ MD is welcome to attend. To register, call Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.
Living with a chronic disease
Have you been affected by a medical condition that has caused suffering and loss of physical abilities over a period of years? Some examples of chronic disease include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and lung diseases. If so, join Delaware Hospice and The Wellness Community-DE, as they collabo-
rate to offer “Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition.” This free 6-week program begins on Monday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. and will be held at the Wellness Community’s Sussex facility, which is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy, Suite 312, Rehoboth. This chronic disease self-management workshop is open to any persons who have one or more chronic conditions and to their caregiver or family member. To register or receive more information, call 645-9150.
MS offers videoconference
Thanks to live videoconferencing technology, members of the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society can stay close to home and still take part in the chapter’s annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Ammon Medical Education Center on the campus at Christiana Hospital in Newark. For the first time, the videoconference will include participants at a satellite location at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Like the participants in Newark, Sussex County residents who attend the satellite location will also receive lunch, take part in the chapter’s annual meeting and recognition awards ceremony, and enjoy a client-focused discussion about MS research. Cost is $5 per person, and anyone who wants to attend must register by Friday, Oct. 9 either online at www.MSdelaware. org or by calling 302-655-5610.
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Why skipping Breakfast is a not a smart way to save time By Mary Trotter, MS, RD With another summer gone, back to school is on everyone’s mind. As you set up your school routine, be sure to include a healthy breakfast for everyone in the family. While it’s true mornings can be chaotic, skipping breakfast is not a smart way to save time. The effect of missing this important meal can have consequences throughout the rest of the day, especially for kids. Experts tell us that when kids eat a nutritious, balanced breakfast, it improves attention span, focus, and concentration in the classroom. Recent studies show that kids who eat breakfast are more productive and creative, have higher standardized test scores, and are less likely to miss days of school. A good breakfast also gives kids more energy, improves behavior, and may help maintain a healthy weight. So, what makes up a healthy, balanced breakfast? Protein – Protein helps slow down food absorption and provides a sense of fullness. It also helps to maintain blood sugar
level, and prevents that jittery feeling and growling stomach right before lunch! There’s protein in peanut butter; low fat milk, yogurt, and other dairy; as well as eggs, lean meats and nuts. Fiber – Fiber also provides that sense of fullness and helps to lower cholesterol, maintain a healthy GI tract (i.e., keeps us “regular”), and maintain blood sugar level. Fiber can be found in fruits and vegetables and in whole grain cereals and bread. Healthy fat – Fat can get a bad reputation, thanks to the many stories about diets high in saturated fat and trans fats. But healthy fat —unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids — in moderation, is an important nutrient for health. Fat supports young children’s rapid growth and learning, adds flavor to food, helps satisfy hunger, and is needed to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. Healthy fats can be found in nuts and seeds, olives, olive and canola oils, nut butters, avocado, and fatty fish such as albacore tuna and salmon. Complex Carbohydrates – Found in
The National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA) certifies and accredits health insurance companies. One of their requirements is that insured patients receive appropriate care. NCQA requires health insurance companies to review claims for important preventive care measures. They measure whether patients are receiving mammograms and getting colonoscopies as needed. They also measure if children are receiving necessary immunizations. They are able to look at certain diseases to make sure the care is appropriate. They measure immunizations like flu vaccine for high risk groups. They check to see if diabetic patients are getting their annual eye exams. All of these things are important for patients because they keep patients healthy. Physicians need to do them to give their patients proper care. However, this is one of the pieces of our health care system that could be improved. Insurance companies focus on these things just so they can receive national accreditation. Insurance companies expect their physicians to do these things as well. When physicians do not, insurance companies will tell them that they are doing things incorrectly and may even drop a physician from its company if their statistics remain poor. We know that rewards work well to encourage people to do things. Right now there are no rewards built into the system. The insurance companies get rewarded because they keep their accreditation. Physicians who do a very good job of making sure their patients get everything they need do not get higher pay from the insurance company. Patients who get all of their appropriate care do not get lower insurance premiums. The current system rewards procedures and office visits. Those are paid for. Here is an example. Let us take two physicians and their diabetic patients. The first physician sees the patient twice a year. The patient does a good job taking medication and following a correct diet. The physician advises the patient to get annual eye
checkups. The physician examines the patient’s feet for evidence of foot problems. The patient keeps appointments for tests as needed. There are few complications and the patient does well. A second patient does not take the medication as prescribed. The patient does not follow a proper diet and gets ill frequently. The patient needs to be seen about once a month. The physician does not recommend eye checkups so the patient then has eye damage. Therefore, there is a need for frequent visits to the eye doctor. The physician does not check the patient’s feet during an exam and the patient develops gangrene and has to have a toe amputated. It is obvious that the second patient costs a lot more to the system. Therefore, our system should reward the first physician and patient. It does not work that way. The first physician gets paid for only two visits a year. Both patients pay the same insurance premium. The second physician gets paid for the 12 monthly visits. The eye doctor gets paid for the extra visits. The surgeon who does the toe amputation gets paid for the surgery. The hospital gets paid for the use of the operating room to amputate the toe. The anesthesiologist gets paid for giving anesthesia for the amputation procedure. The list goes on and on. We should not penalize a patient for a disease that they have by charging higher insurance premiums just because they get that disease. However, there should be a way to charge higher premiums to those who do not take proper care of that disease. We do that for bad drivers. It should be no different for patients. In our current system, it is different for patients. They have the same premiums regardless of bad habits. What we need is a system that rewards the first physician and the patient. What we have is a system that financially rewards the second physician and the patient. Any kind of health care reform that does not address this kind of underlying problem will be one that will be too expensive for us to bear as a nation.
whole grain cereals, breads, and muffins, complex carbs give us energy and help start the day off right. Preparing a quick, healthy breakfast is possible! Scrambled eggs and toast are fast (just leave the dishes till later). Add cheese and a veggie like spinach or broccoli to the eggs for more nutrients and fiber. Whole grain waffles, oatmeal (instant is fine), and cold cereal with low fat milk are good, quick choices. Look for cereal with at least 3 grams of dietary fiber and no more than 6 grams of sugar per serving. Adding nuts to the bowl boosts your protein and healthy fats. Include fruit for more vitamins and fiber. Even when it’s breakfast on-the-go or nothing, there are still plenty of healthy options. A peanut butter & jelly sandwich with a banana and carton of milk does the trick. Yogurt with granola and an apple works well too. If your kids claim they aren’t hungry, let them “pick” an easy finger food like dry cereal or trail mix made with whole grain cereal, nuts, and dried fruit. Even whole grain crackers and
a cheese stick or hard boiled egg makes for a fast, nutritious breakfast. Save precious minutes in the morning by planning ahead. The night before, have the kids help you set up the bowls, spoons, glasses and cereal boxes, for example. Make a batch of trail mix and store it in snack bags. Bake some healthy, whole grain fruit and nut muffins or mini quiches in muffin cups — just freeze and bring out as needed. Many kids have the option of purchasing breakfast at school. To make sure your children choose wisely, review the menu ahead of time. Discuss the healthy options and let them make the final choice. All these tips are important for grownups too! The best way to get your kids on the right track with healthy eating habits is for them to see you eating the same way. About the author Mary Trotter is a program and policy analyst for Nemours Health & Prevention Services.
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MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
Community Bulletin Board The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People’s Place, an abused women’s shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
pool this fall. Instruction is provided by Jeff Ellis Associates swim instructors. Children will be assigned to groups according to their ability. To enroll, children must be 5-years-old or able to touch the bottom of the pool. Each child must also enroll as a Boys & Girls Club member. Lessons are scheduled on Oct. 6-23 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 5-6 p.m.; Nov. 3-20 (Tuesdays and Fridays) 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Dec. 1-18 (Tuesdays and Fridays) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Non-JES private lessons are also available for adults and children. For more information or to register, contact Aquatics Director, Paul Dorey, at 628-3789.
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reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.
People’s Place Fundraiser Festival of Trees
Delaware Hospice’s premier fundraiser, the Festival of Trees offers visitors a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths and activities for everyone in the family. In Sussex County, the Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For details call 302-855-2344 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.
Millsboro Kiwanis Basket Bingo
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Millsboro Fire Hall on State Street in downtown Millsboro. Proceeds will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday items and retired items. A 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes and refreshments will also be offered. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket reservations or information, call Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@ mchsi.com.
Hospice plans golf outing
The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. A team of four is $500 or $125 per person, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, refreshment cart and awards reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres. The format is a scramble and registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11 a.m. The game begins with a shotgun start at noon and the award reception is at 5:30 p.m. The outing will include the following contests: Putting, Longest Drive, Men & Ladies, Low Gross and Closest to the Pin. Sponsorships are available. Funds raised will help Delaware Hospice continue to provide high quality care to the community. For more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 302-856-7717, ext. 2123, firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.delawarehospice.org.
Sunkissed Tanning food drive
Sunkissed Tanning is currently having a food drive for Laurel families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you bring in five non-perishable items, you wll get a free tan (up to 10 tans). Last year they collected 867 cans and 50 gift bags for children for Christmas. Their goal is to collect 1,000 cans this year. You can donate a toy, too. Sunkissed Tanning is located at Calio’s Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622.
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your
From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 6294531.
• The Seaford Library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 17. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. • There will be a “Science and Religion” book discussion on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. • Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. • Story Time for ages 3-5, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • Seaford Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford Library on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with the Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. All references services are free and confidential. For more information, call 302-629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Seaford Library will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 22, for Sussex County Library Staff Development. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.
Read Aloud training
Swim Team Open House
Bingo for Life
The Trinity Foundation will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose on Thursday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. for seating and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $20 each or for $25 at the door. Discounted tickets are available for a table of eight purchased in advance for $150. To purchase tickets, call 800-846-3400, ext. 3978 or stop by Trinity located at 1201 Bridgeville Highway in Seaford.
Class of ’59 seeks teacher
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402-North Porter St., Seaford. Call 8562527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Seaford Class of ‘64 reunion
The Class of 1964 of Seaford High School is having a reunion on Oct. 10, 2009. If you have not been contacted, or need more information call 629-8806.
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, will
Swim lessons offered
Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will offer swim lessons in their heated indoor
Shake, Rattle & Roll program
Learn more about the Shake, Rattle & Roll Family Music Program, a free program for parents and other caregivers and their young children, during a sample class provided by The Music School of Delaware on Friday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seaford District Library Meeting Room. This event, which includes making your own instruments and learning about the importance of music in early childhood, is presented by Sussex Parents as Teachers. For more information, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.
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. Open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.
Covered Dish Dinner
Olde Seaford Block Watch will host a Covered Dish Dinner, Monday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 414 High St. (use side ramp entrance). Program: John Lattomus, Delaware State Fire Marshall’s Office. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Support your neighborhood! Kiwanis Club of Seaford Auction Oct. 3.
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SHS Class of ‘74 reunion
Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at email@example.com for more information.
host an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coaches, members of the Parents’ Association and swim team will be on hand to meet prospective swimmers and their families. Registration materials for the 2009/2010 season will be available along with an opportunity to tour the club and aquatics facility. This year’s program begins with pre-season conditioning on Oct. 5 and will continue through Feb. 4. The Boys & Girls Club also offers swim lessons, lifeguard training and certification as well as CPR, AED, First Aid and blood-borne pathogens courses. These classes are supported by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. To schedule a class or register for swim lessons, call Aquatics Director, Paul Dorey, at the Western Sussex Club 628-3789.
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Tony Windsor is accepting bookings for entertaining any size event, from the living room to the great outdoors! Singing classic country and rock, with special 50s, 60s and 70s hits! Also, gospel and holiday music available. Booking now for Christmas parties and beyond. Call: 302-236-9886 for info.
MORNING STAR â€˘ SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009 The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold its 55th Annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Seaford Middle School Cafeteria, 500 E. Stein Highway, Seaford. Preview starts at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission, featuring hundreds of home, office and garden items donated by local businesses. Refreshments will be available.
Poker Run & BBQ
Poker Run and BBQ â€“ Ride to Read will benefit the Seaford District Library. Entry Fee registration is $15, from 10 a.m. â€“ noon, on Oct. 4, rain or shine. Event starts and ends at Harley Davidson of Seaford. Event sponsored by Regional Builders, Inc., and Harley Davidson of Seaford. Featuring live entertainment by Sneak Preview. BBQ chicken and other concessions available for purchase from SVFD and K&R Concessions. Event pins for first 200 registered. And a 50/50 raffle. First prize $500, second prize $300; and third prize $150.
Farmers and Artisans Market
Seafordâ€™s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Seaford Historical Society raffle
The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This allday excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks onboard ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a selfguided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009.
Zoobs, Magnets, Pipe Builders and more. â€˘ Beginning Sept. 29, Preschool Story Time will be held at the Laurel Public Library for kids ages 2 to 5. Preschool children and their favorite adults are invited every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, poetry, science, music, math, crafts and fun. â€˘ The Laurel Public Library will offer a 6-session series of weekly in-home preschool Story Times for local day care homes beginning in October. This no-cost pilot program will bring books, poetry, music and fun to children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. For more information on these events, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job training skills workshop
The Laurel Public Library is offering a workshop on improving job seeking skills on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The program will last approximately one hour. This program is being presented by Bill Potter, the deputy director of the Delaware Workforce Investment Board. For more information, call 875-3184 or visit the Delaware Workforce website at www.Delawareworks. com/wib.
Count on Me Club of Bethel
Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
Troop 90 will be having a car wash, yard sale and scrapple sandwiches on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Chets Autobody near Five Points in Laurel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will go towards advancements and camping activities. For more information, call 875-4156.
Dutch Countryâ€™s 20th Anniversary
Plan to attend Dutch Country Marketâ€™s 20th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11233 Trussum Pond Road in Laurel. Special events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chainsaw carving, buggy rides, moon bounce, apple butter cooking and more. For details call 302-846-0644.
Kingâ€™s United Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Gordy Road, Laurel. There will be homemade ice cream, homemade soup, oyster sandwiches, a bake sale and a yard sale. Gospel music all day with special guest, Kings Ambassadors. Family fun: barrel train rides. For details call 8757131.
Laurel Lioness bingo
Laurel Lioness will host a Vera Bradley Bingo on Oct. 20, at the Laurel Fire Department, at 7 p.m.. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20, at the door $25. Tickets also available from any Lioness member or call Cathy, 875-2128 or Erma 875-3055.
â€˘ The 2nd Saturday Monthly Building Club at the Laurel Public Library begins in October. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is for kids in grades K-6. Kids can try their hand at Legos, Lincoln Logs,
The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrĂŠe, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Fitness Center Open House
You are cordially invited to attend the Fitness Centerâ€™s Open House at Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Fitness Center is open to members 50+ years of age and is equipped with all new equipment including treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machines and multi-station gym. The Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and membership, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Card & Game Night
The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for rook, dominoes and uno or bring your friends to setup a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and surrounding areas have a library card. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a bag of goodies and a chance to enter a drawing for gift certificates from area restaurants. The drawing will be held Oct. 1. If a current patron has no fines on their account and their old library card is lost, cracked or just plain ugly, the Greenwood Library will replace
AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 8752536. Hope Lodge #4, will be having an oyster fry on Saturday, Sept. 19. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade Cream of Crab Soup. Hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
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Whaley Family Reunion
Whaley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m., The Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, Trinity UMC, Laurel. Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset expenses. Activities will be available for the children, during the business meeting. Plese pass this information on to all of your family members. For more information contact Ruth Ann Savage, 410-5465818 or Phyllis Johnson, 302-875-0463. Bring a family recipe. Homemade ice cream and special music.
Fried chicken buffet
On Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., Bethany Church, located on Loweâ€™s Crossing Road off Route 24 east of Laurel, will have a fried chicken buffet with real mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, greens, coleslaw, rolls and a variety of drinks and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
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PAGE 18 it for free with a keychain card. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.
Bridgeville Library event
Premier Carving and Wildlife Show, Friday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 302-337-7401.
WHS reunion planned
Woodbridge High School classes of 1988, ‘89 and ‘90 will hold a combined reunion at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7. If you have not received information regarding this event, contact Dionne Parker Keeler at dionnepk@yahoo. com or 302-337-3099.
Community-wide yard sale
The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.
Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. Residents will be directed to an area for placement of limbs. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Residents are asked not to place any other types of trash in this container. For more information, call Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.
Delmar Library events
• Movie night - Join the Delmar Public Library for a one time showing of X-men Origins: Wolverine on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your snacks and a pillow or blanket to enjoy this PG-13 movie. This movie is free and open to the public. • Open House - The Delmar Public Library will host an Open House to celebrate Delmar’s Sesquicentennial on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from noon to 7 p.m. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.
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• It’s Circus Day at the Delmar Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Our special guest, Mr. Fishe, will entertain with juggling and magic along with Snippy Doodles the clown and our special caged beast! This program is free. • The Delmar Public Library Commission will have their monthly board meeting in the Hayman Meeting Room on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend these open meetings about the policies of your library. Board members always appreciate our patrons input.
Relay for Life fundraiser
The Delmar Teens Against Cancer are having a yard sale/bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to noon at 10893 State St., Delmar. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.
meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m., lunch will follow at 11:45 a.m. and the fashion display featuring club members as models will conclude the day. For more information and to buy tickets, contact Eileen Beveridge at 684-8036 or Ellen Smith at 684-8841.
Fish Fry planned
A Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483. Menu includes bay trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies and cole slaw. Coffee, lemonade and iced tea will be available. Cost is $9 per dinner; children ages 4-10 are $4.50. Take outs are available. For more information, call 422-4412 any day after noon.
Delmar Sesquicentennial town wide yard sale and farmer’s market - vendors wanted for spaces in State Street Park. Sale will run from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spaces are $20 each. Call 846-3079 or 846-9574 for more information.
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical “Jersey Boys.” Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical “Jersey Boys” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Smoky Mountain show trip
Special Ham radio event
A special Ham radio event will be held at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live demonstrations of Ham radio operation under simulated conditions of a major storm event. For more information on this and other Sussex Amateur Radio Association events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.
AGO seeks members
The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. The local chapter offers workshops, master classes, recitals, concerts, organ crawls and more for members, the community and music students. For more information, call 629-8033.
Fall into Fashion show
Downstate women are invited to enjoy a viewing of fall fashions at the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club’s third annual fashion show, “Fall into Fashion,” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Sussex Pines Country Club just outside of Georgetown. Cost is $25 and proceeds go to advance the goals of Sussex County Republican Women. A brief club business
Radio City Christmas tickets
Limited tickets are available for a trip to see the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes’ signature high-kicks and precision choreography in several showstopping numbers. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
AARP offers trips
DelMarVa Model Railroad Club’s 24th Annual Open House, located at 103 East State St., Delmar, Camelot Hall, second floor. Free admission and free parking — Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, Jan. 9 & 10, Jan. 16 & 17; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s noon to 5 p.m. Operating layouts: N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, LGB (G Gauge). Train videos to view and raffles.
per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.
AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one morning show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; non-stop fun and Southern charm at famous Dollywood. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose’s parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price
The following trips are available through AARP of Seaford: Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Four seats left. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and two Christmas shows at two different dinner theaters. Tour the grounds, the Farm Village and the winery. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House with a tour of Asheville. Also a stop at the Farmers Market to see the famous Moose Cafe. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas show. Cost: $92. Three seats left. For more information, contact Jane Dusenbury at 629-4138 or Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
A seven-night Bermuda cruise on the elegant cruise ship Celebrity Summit on April 25, 2010 is being offered for under $1,000. Price includes bus transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, New Jersey, and return. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda. Optional tours and activities on the island are available. A deposit of $300 per person is due Oct. 1, 2009. The cruise benefits the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. For more information call 628-3300 or email barb@ misty-travel.com
Vacation with Del Tech
Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sight-
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MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009 seeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day “Splendors of the Nile” trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip “down under” to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day “Christmas Cruise on the Danube” trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany’s oldest and most famous, Nuremburg’s Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day “Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel” from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day “Christmas Extravaganza” trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/ historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.
within walking distance of a Broadway show, Times Square, or Rockefeller Center. On Saturday, Oct. 24, follow the yellow brick road to the “The Wizard of Oz” at the Dupont Theatre. Enjoy a day shopping, sightseeing or watching a show in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Don’t miss the international blockbuster exhibit “Diana: A Celebration” at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 29. Visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, or Port of Discovery during a day on your own at the inner harbor in Baltimore on Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.
Enjoy day trips in September and October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Delight in live entertainment and food while enjoying the work of over 350 artists and vendors at the Annual Fall Craft Show in Occoquan, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Don’t miss “Broadways Best” featuring 40 songs from 33 shows at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Celebrate the legends of tap in “Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap” seated in excellent orchestra seats on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. On Sunday, Oct. 11, be transported by the uplifting voices of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with epic film scores from the silver screen. Art lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the “Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 15. Bask in the splendor of fall during a narrated 2 ½ hour train ride through Red Clay Creek Valley on the Wilmington & Western Railroad on Saturday, Oct. 17. Spend two nights, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Hotel Edison in the middle of New York City’s theatre district
next meeting is on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call 302-8546776.
Republican Women’s Club
The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant. This location is a change from what had previously been announced. The speaker will be Mayor Ed Butler talking about how the City of Seaford is using Federal Government stimulus monies. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Sharlana Edgell at 302-629-7123.
S.C. Advisory Committee
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. An open forum will be held regarding issues facing today’s senior citizens and adults with physical disabilities. For more information, contact Raymond Moore, Sr., chairman, at 302-436-8132.
Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-8415066.
Delaware Equine Council Knitting Guild Association The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10-2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-8546776.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at noon, with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information contact Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.
Sussex County VFA
Sussex County Volunteer Firemen Association Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Sept. 23, at Greenwood Fire Hall. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. and meeting at 8 p.m.
The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the State Fairgrounds Exhibitors Hall boardroom. Guest speaker is Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM, DE state veterinarian. Scholarships will be awarded, refreshments and fellowship to follow. For more information, call Stan at 302-6843966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will not meet in September. The next scheduled H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month from September through May at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 19. On Oct. 6, the society will begin a fall discussion series, named the Research Process. Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons through Nov. 17 at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Genealogy Bytes, meets at the Milton Public Library on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 302-875-5418.
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MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
Church Bulletins Dr. Michael Scott visits Mt. Olive
On Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., Dr. Michael Scott of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperville, Va., will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St., Bridgeville. Pastor is Woodrow Evans. For more information, contact Sister Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135; or the church at 302-337-7593.
Bethel Church fundraiser
On Saturday, Sept. 19, a spaghetti and meatball fundraiser dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House – west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road, from 4-6 p.m. Dinner includes salad, bread, drink and dessert. Donation is $8 – tickets only. Call 410-479-3205 or 629-7117. Eat in or carry out.
Laurel Baptist Church
Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (spaghetti, salad and dessert) on Saturday, Sept. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard. Any questions, Call Shirley at 875-2314.
Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church
Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together. Each month features a different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. The virtue for September is wisdom. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration is free.
No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit www.atlantaroadcma. org
Old Christ Church
Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it’s never been altered from its original condition. For information or directions, call 228-6097. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.
Another “Lifestyle Matters” Seminar, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Six evening sessions, Sept. 22, 24, 29, Oct. 1, 6, 8. Living Free, the latest Lifestyle Matters seminar, will help participants understand how the brain works. Seminar is free – held at the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26295 Sussex Highway, Seaford (on the Dual Highway, ½ mile south of Brickyard Road.) For reservations call Delta at 875-3743. Seminar book and other materials will be available for sale.
Fall Bible study
All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, has resumed its Fall Bible Study. All are welcome to share this infor-
mal fellowship, led by Father Custer Ruley. The study begins at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the church located at 10th and Grove streets.
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Sept. 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.
Grace Gang donates backpacks
The Grace Gang, the youth group at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown, has completed their first “back to school” service project, by preparing 23 backpacks for students throughout Sussex County. The Grace Gang collected money from the congregation at Grace and community sources, raising enough money to fill the backpacks with supplies. Members of the Grace congregation also donated supplies. The Grace Gang is open to any middle school or high school student. For more information, contact Grace UM Church at 302-856-6245.
Wesley UMC Annual Fun-d Day
Wesley United Methodist Church (corner of Atlanta Road and Wesley Church Road) presents their 5th Annual Fun-d Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be awesome oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and more. Lots of games and fun for all ages. Including pony rides, dunking booth, karaoke and much more.
Fall Church Bazaar
Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley St., Seaford, will hold its Fall Church Bazaar, Saurday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts/vendors: bake sale; homemade candies; silent auction; free blood pressure checks; clown entertainment; free toys for the kids. Food: scrapple sandwiches; hot dogs, sodas, pickles-on-sticks and more.
The Gospel Café
The Gospel Café at Laurel Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town.) Praising God with music and song will be McKensie George, Dakota and Gabriell. Greg Brittingham, and The Gospel Café Band. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m will feature The Gospel Café Band, LBC Praise Team, and Bill Primrose. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Any questions, call Bruce or Nancy Willey at 875-5539.
Darting for Christ
Sunday, Sept. 20, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 804 Chandler St., Seaford, at 3:30 p.m. Service, Saints Ban Together. Pastor is Peggy M. Briggs.
Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m., at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Third and Chandler St., Seaford, Pastor is Peggy M. Briggs. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jonathan Dukes; guest group will be the Messingers.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship 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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CHURCH OF CHRIST
1010S.C entral 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. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship
Centenary United Methodist Church
“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
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
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
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
Christian Church of Seaford
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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
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
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: BibleS tudy 7P M
MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
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”
VICTORY TABERNACLE Scott Family to perForm - Old Christ Church League is pleased to announce the Scott family will give a concert of classical music on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at Old Christ Church, Laurel. For those who have not enjoyed a concert in this wonderful little church, plan on a rich experience, one of wonderful music and outstanding acoustics in breathtakingly simple surroundings. As Laurel historian and Old Christ Church League Vice President, Kendal Jones often reminds us, this church — that has never been plumbed or electrified — was built in the years 1771 and 1772 before Delaware was a state and before the United States was a nation. Performing on Sunday, Sept. 27, will be Gray (10), Emma (15), and Maria (17) Scott of Bridgeville. Gray will be performing guitar pieces by Narvaez, Bach and Mozart. Emma will perform Bach’s Partita in D minor for violin. Maria, a pianist, will play Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Liszt. The siblings often collaborate and are known for providing a sacred favorite as an added selection. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Concert attendance is free. Good will donations are gladly accepted toward the preservation of Old Christ Church.
Evening of Gospel Music
Jerry Jones Ministries will once again present their “Evening of Gospel Music” at Sam Yoder’s Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, on Oct. 10. Dove Award winner and former Elvis Presley Aid, Donnie Sumner is returning by popular demand, along with Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Jerry Jones, wonderful Southern Gospel Group from Christiana, Pa. The Hagans Family, and special guest MC, Jimmy Hoppa, WBOC-TV “This Morning” co-anchor. Food will be available for purchase at 6 p.m. (homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts) and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at People’s II Restaurant, Rt. 13 South, Harrington, and D&D Deli, 12 West Sewel St., Felton. Also, for tickets or further information, call 302-228-4813, Jerry Jones Ministries.
Chiz Rider in concert
Laurel Wesleyan Church hosts Chiz Rider, a talented trumpet player, in concert on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 9 to 10:45
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.
a.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located half a mile north of Laurel on Alternate 13. Nursery care and children’s programming provided. For more information, call the office at 875-5380
Trinity UMC Food Drive
Trinity UMC, located on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel, will have a door-to-door food drive on Saturday, Sept. 26. Volunteers will be going door-to-door asking for canned or non-perishable food to supply our local food pantry and giving out information. If you can’t donate, we welcome a smile and prayers for those who are struggling economically.
All Walks of Life events
All Walks of Life Outreach Ministry in Laurel will host a church-wide yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10451 Concord Road in Seaford (old La Frontera). Third Sunday Youth Service with fellowship dinner is Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. For more information, call 302875-7772.
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.)
22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE
302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm
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.
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
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United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
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Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
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Obituaries Bertha Elizabeth Carey, 93
Bertha Elizabeth Carey of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born in Laurel, where she lived most of her life. She was a daughter of Charles and Lula Baker. She retired as a seamstress working for several local garment factories. Bertha dearly enjoyed crafts and sewing. She is survived by her son, Laurence Carey and his wife Jean of Millsboro. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, on Sunday, Sept. 13. Pastor Dave Kiser officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Charles A. Lowe Jr., 38
Charles A. Lowe Jr., “Tony,” of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and formerly of Laurel, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at North Boward County Medical Center in Florida. He was born in Seaford and graduated from Laurel High School, Class of 1989. He owned and operated a neon glass sign company, Grateful Glass, in Deerfield, Fla. Tony was a gifted artist and glass blower, who loved the beach, music and crabbing. He had a funny and loving personality, and was a devoted friend who loved children. Tony is survived by his father, Charles A. Lowe Sr. and his wife Leanne of Seaford; his mother, Peggy C. Allen and her husband David of Laurel; stepbrothers and sisters, Brian Allen of Laurel, Jodi Everett of Laurel and Kateri Lambrose of Seaford. He is also survived by a cousin, Mike Hall, and life-long friends Kevin Massey and David Kinnikin. Tony was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Lowe, who passed in 1969. Graveside services were held at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 14. Pastor Larry Whaley officiated. Kindly omit flowers. The family requests donations be made in Tony’s memory to: Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 5420 N.W. 33rd St., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.
Death Notices Edward E. Ellingsworth, 76
Edward E. Ellingsworth, of Laurel, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
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MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 17 - 23, 2009
There are lots of ways to beat a case of writer’s block
Nothing clears my head of cobwebs more efficiently than ynn arks carrying a basket of wet clothes outside to the backyard line and English poet Edith Sitwell hanging them up to dry. used to lie in an open coffin During the 10 minutes or so that it takes me to pin a load before she started her writing of laundry to the green plastic for the day ...not for me - I clothesline, I often come up with make it a general policy not exactly the right phrase for a to climb into coffins. story with which I am struggling, or the best written path to take to get from point A to point C. I can imagine that the repetitive moHappily, I’m often doing laundry tion required to groom a cat would — it is amazing how many clothes and induce thought, much as pulling shirts towels my husband, the cats and I can from the basket and hanging them on a dirty in the course of a couple of days, line does. and the cats don’t even wear clothes — Amy Lowell and George Sand both and so I usually have a handy remedy to smoked cigars. I’m not a fan of smokunclog writer’s block. ing. But if I knew that as a consequence But there are times that the washI could write poetry like Lowell — “I ing machine isn’t going. What am I to walk down the patterned garden-paths In do then when the words simply won’t my stiff, brocaded gown. With my powcome? dered hair and jeweled fan, I too am a Well, now I have some ideas. I rerare Pattern” — I might consider smokcently received from a friend and fellow ing a cigar or two. writer a list of practices that some of Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark history’s best authors and poets have Twain liked to lie down when they were used to get their brains working. writing. Truman Capote, whose childThe list was part of an article, “Oh hood reminiscences are some of my faMuse, You Do Make Things Difficult,” vorite Christmas readings, called himself that appeared in the New York Times in “a completely horizontal writer.” the 1980s. Lying down to write has a definite Author Diane Ackerman, who has appeal to me, especially when, after sitwritten poetry and most recently wrote ting too long on the hard kitchen chair, I The Zookeeper’s Wife about how the develop a case of bruised tailbone. keepers of the Warsaw Zoo gave hunI’d have to give up the computer, dreds of people refuge from the Nazis, though and, in the way of writers before uncovered some eccentric practices, me, use pencil on paper. none of them having to do with drying T.S. Eliot wrote, among other things, laundry. “The Wasteland,” a 434-line poem that Victor Hugo and Benjamin Franklin, in my ragged Norton Anthology of for example, “felt that they did their English Literature is nearly equaled in best work if they wrote while they were length by its explanatory footnotes. nude.” Diane Ackerman writes that Eliot preThat might be OK for those noferred writing when he had a cold: “The clothes-wearing cats, who, let’s face it, rustling of his head, as if full of petdon’t do much in the way of writing. But ticoats, shattered the usual logical links I don’t think it’s for me. What if one of between things and allowed his mind to my editors calls? roam.” English poet Edith Sitwell used to lie Eliot was obviously devoted to his in an open coffin before she started her art. I don’t know that I am willing to writing for the day. Also not for me — I endure a cold, and all those petticoats make it a general policy not to climb rustling, just so I can write a sentence or into coffins. two. The 19th century French author HonBut this winter, if I insist on hanging ore de Balzac drank more than 50 cups wet laundry out on the line and espeof coffee a day. I can tolerate caffeine cially if, after taking the phone off the only when it is enveloped in chocolate. hook, I follow Benjamin’s Franklin’s And Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his example, a cold might very well be what fellow Romantics were fond of opium. I end up with. I’ve never tried the drug, so I can’t A naked writer, forced to lie in bed speak to its effectiveness. with a cold and maybe, in the old-fashBut I have read, or tried to read, ioned way, turning to cigars and opium Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient for comfort. Mariner.” Maybe a little writer’s block Imagine the writings I could come up would have been in order. with, especially if the cold proved fatal There are some writers’ practices that and I was forced to forgo my ban on I could adopt, though. French author Co- coffins. lette, who wrote the novel Gigi, started “Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shanher days by picking fleas from her cat. I tih shantih shantih,” Eliot concluded have two cats, and they occasionally get “The Wasteland.” Dare I dream of topfleas. ping that?
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
A promising start for the Woodbridge Raiders, Manlove in season opener By Daniel Richardson
Seaford’s Kelsey Hoch had a strong game in the Blue Jay’s Home opening 1-0 win against St. Elizabeth’s last Friday. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford varsity field hockey team opens season with 1-0 home win By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School varsity field hockey team opened the season at home against St. Elizabeth’s of Wilmington on Friday. In the first half the Blue Jays seemed to play much of the time going back and forth and protecting the circle from the opponents. Somewhere around the 5:00 minute mark the Lady Jays turned on the switch and put out an offensive assault. With 2:45 remaining the first period the Blue Jays’ Haley Quillen scored on a corner from an assist by Paige Venables. St. Elizabeth’s attempted to answer Seaford’s score but the Blue Jays turned the defense up a notch and forced several turnovers by the Vikings. The Blue Jays held St. Elizabeth’s to one shot on goal, which goalie Molly Cain saved. In the second period, Seaford was in control most of the period. The Blue Jays filled the center and passed the ball changing fields which kept the Vikings defense running. The Blue Jays continued to
pound the Vikings defense but struggled somewhat to get the shots off. Although Seaford out-shot the Vikings 8-1, the Blue Jays were not able to add to their lead and won the game 1-0. After the game Coach Robin Verdery said, ”I am happy with the win, but we definitely have a little work to do before the next game.” “The girls had some opening day jitters and I think they know what they have to do,” Verdery added. Coach Verdery said the team will work on better communication on the playing field and holding field positions. She called Kelsey Hoch the standout player of the game in the mid field link position and described her game as “awesome.” Seaford will host Campus Community on Friday following a road game on Wednesday against Dover. Verdery said, ”The girls have to come out on fire to beat Dover.” Seaford finished Friday’s game with game with one goal, one assist, nine penalty corners, eight shots on goal, and one goalkeeper save.
Woodbridge Raiders’ fans have much to celebrate this week after a resounding victory over the Dickinson Rams last Friday. Under the direction of new head coach Ed Manlove, previously of the Laurel Bulldogs, the Raiders emphatically ended a 12 game losing streak with a 35-0 home win. The first half was mostly uneventful for both teams, with the exception of a 38-yard touchdown run by Woodbridge’s Freddie Sample late in the first quarter. With a missed extra point, the first half ended with Woodbridge up 6-0. A Dickinson fumble on the second play of the third quarter was recovered by Woodbridge’s Trever Wescott followed by an 18 yard return. Westcott’s recovery set the Raiders up for their second score,
a six yard touchdown run by Trez’mon Kane-Grant. After the extra point by Micah Idler and a safety on Dickinson’s next possession, Woodbridge was up 15-0 with 7:41 left in the third quarter. Woodbridge scored two more times in the third quarter, once on a 35-yard touchdown run by Kane-Grant and the other on a five-yard touchdown run by Sample putting Woodbridge up 27-0 by the end of the third quarter. Sample’s touchdown came on the heels of a fumble recovery by Marvin Morris, putting the Raiders on the Rams’ 10 yard line. After another Woodbridge touchdown and a safety, the game ended with Woodbridge up 35-0. Demond Anderson scored the final touchdown with a 41-yard run. The Raiders will stay home this Friday to face St. Georges Tech.
The last score of the game came on this 41-yard touchdown run by Demond Anderson putting Woodbridge up 35-0. Photo by Daniel Richardson
Blue Jays open season with a 14-7 win over Delaware Military
Akins scores on offense, defense to help pace Seaford By Mike McClure
Seaford Mitey Mite player Isaiah Lake eyes the defense and looks for a hole in Saturday’s Pop Warner football game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
The Seaford varsity football team opened the season with a 14-7 non-conference win at Delaware Military Academy last Saturday. The Blue Jays will look to make it two in a row this Friday night in Seaford when they host Appoquinimink. “It feels pretty good. The kids are working hard,” Seaford head coach Darnell Savage said of the win. “They’re starting to buy into the system and more than anything, they’re starting to believe in themselves now.” Jeffrey Akins paced the offense with 16 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown. Raheem Cannon added four carries for 18 yards and quarterback Shaquil Turnage had five carries for 21 yards. Turnage
completed five of 10 passes for 55 yards, finding Deron Wright (one catch for 33 yards) and Jason Owens (two catches for 22 yards). Vincent Glover returned a kickoff 13 yards and had a 31-yard punt return. Corey Purnell also returned a punt 10 yards. On defense, George Blanchard recorded eight tackles and three assists, Akins had six tackles and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown, and DeShawn McIvor recorded five tackles and a sack. Myron Hayes contributed three tackles and a fumble recovery, Glover had four tackles and an interception, and Wright and Owens put constant pressure on the opposing quarterback. Kickoff for Friday’s game is 7 p.m.
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
TOUCHDOWN- Woodbridge’s Frederick Sample, with the help of Gregory Seay, pushes through Dickinson defenders for a touchdown. Photo by Daniel Richardson
Seaford Star varsity sports scoreboard
Football- C.M. Wright 16, Delmar 7- Tyler Cornish scored on a 12-yard touchdown run and Casey Bellamy added the extra point in the Wildcats’ non-conference road loss. Laurel 35, Christiana 0- Chris Jones ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns, Zach Exume ran for 60 yards and had two catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, Chris Cutsail completed three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown and had a twoyard touchdown run, and Joe McGinnis recorded five tackles and an interception in the Laurel win last Friday. Field hockey- Delmar 6, Washington 1- Mallory Elliott had two goals and an assist and Taylor Elliott netted a pair of goals for Delmar. Amanda Campbell and Carlee Budd each added a goal and Bethany Parsons had an assist in the Wildcats’ win last Friday. Delmar 2, Pocomoke 0- Caroline Phillips scored a pair of goals in Delmar’s 2-0 win over Pocomoke on Saturday. Pocomoke 7, Laurel 1- Tomorrow Briddell scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal in the non-conference loss to Pocomoke. Washington 1, Laurel 0 (OT)- The Jaguars edged the Bulldogs, 1-0, in overtime last Saturday in Delmar.
SURROUNDED- Seaford Blue Jay Mitey Mite Troy Marshall looks for the block as he runs the ball in Saturday’s Pop Warner football game played in Seaford. Coach Marcus Wright is shown looking on in the back field. Photo by Lynn Schofer
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school sports scoreboard
Field hockey- Laurel 3, Polytech 2- Laurel rallied from a 2-0 deficit at the half to defeat the Panthers. Alexis Oliphant netted the Bulldogs’ first goal with 14:21 left in the game. Alexis Hudson tied things up with a goal off a feed from Mariah Dickerson at 10:47. Dickerson’s goal with four second left in the contest sealed Laurel’s first win of the season and the team’s first win under first year head coach Donna Ward. Delmar 8, Sussex Central 0- Caroline Phillips netted two goals and Mallory Elliott added two goals and an assist as the Wildcats improved to 3-0. Taylor Elliott also had a goal and an assist and Carlee Budd, Mackenzie Martin, and Mariah Dickerson Samantha Johnson each tallied goals. Bethany Parsons, Tina Patsons, and Lauren Massey added one assist each and Caila White and Amanda Fields combined for the shutout for Delmar, which had 18 penalty corners and 39 shots on goal. Sussex Tech 8, Woodbridge 1- Maxine Fluharty tallied four goals, Isabella Delario had three goals, Brittany Adkins scored one goal and dished out four assists, and Logan Pavlik added a pair of assist for the Ravens. Leslie DeRoche scored Caroline Phillips the Raiders’ goal. Kelli Warner made 16 saves in goal for Woodbridge and Sussex Tech’s Caitlin Stone made three saves. Boys’ soccer- Smyrna 5, Laurel 0- Eric Foskey made 15 saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who were outshot, 25-9. Cape Henlopen 2, Delmar 0- Roel Dominguez recorded seven saves for the Wildcats in the loss. Caesar Rodney 7, Woodbridge 0- Abraham Leon made six saves for Woodbridge. Girls’ volleyball- Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Tech 0
The Seaford High School boys’ soccer team took on the Sussex Tech Ravens in the home opener played in Seaford on Tuesday night. Sussex Tech’s Joshua Walstead and Blue Jays Nazaret Garcia are shown going up for the ball early in the match. Seaford won the game 2-1. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford soccer nets second half goal to defeat Sussex Tech
The Seaford varsity boys’ soccer team topped Sussex Tech, 2-1, on Tuesday in Seaford. The Blue Jays’ Ethan Lee scored off a header from Tim Halter at 13:17 in the first half. Sussex Tech’s Zimri Gomez knotted the score on a feed from Ryan Moore at 22:34. The game remained tied until Philip DeMott scored off a pass from Chris Trejo at 62:16 for what turned out to be the game winner in the second half. Seaford outshot Sussex Tech, 20-12, and held a 9-3 advantage in corners. Jose Cortez made six saves and Christian Gosnell added five saves for Seaford while James Smith made 14 stops for the Ravens.
NYSA SOCCER- Brie Massey dribbles the ball mid field to the center to set up for a goal in the NYSA soccer game Saturday in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford’s Ethan Lee scored the first goal of the season for the Seaford High School boys’ soccer team in the game Tuesday night against Sussex Tech. The goal came on an assist from Seaford’s Timmy Halter who headed the ball to Lee who was able to reflect it into the goal. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Seaford Stars of the Week
Male Athlete of the WeekJeffrey Akins- Seaford High Seaford’s Jeffrey Akins accounted for both of his team’s touchdowns in a 14-7 win over Delaware Military Academy last Saturday. Akins had 16 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown and also recorded six tackles and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.
Female Athlete of the WeekKelsey Hoch- Seaford High Seaford’s Kelsey Hoch provided solid play at midfield to help the Blue Jays’ field hockey team to a season opening win last Friday in Seaford.
CHAMPS- Shown (l to r) are the top three finishers in the Seaford Golf and Country Club Ladies Club Championship: Kathy Boyd, third place; Jenny Davis, champion; and Denise Dickerson, second.
Honorable mention- Haley Quillen- Seaford; Paige Venables- Seaford; Leslie DeRoche- Woodbridge; Brittany Joseph- Woodbridge; Trez’mon Kane-GrantWoodbridge; Freddie Sample- Woodbridge; Demond Anderson- Woodbridge; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; George Blanchard- Seaford; DeShawn McIvor- Seaford; Deron Wright- Seaford; Jason Owens- Seaford
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Woodbridge Little League to hold elections Sept. 17 The Woodbridge Little League will be holding its annual board elections on Thursday September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire Hall.
Nanticoke Little League looking for board members Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Nanticoke Little League should submit a letter to Nanticoke Little League, P.O. Box 274, Seaford, DE 19973, no later than Sept. 20.
Seaford Star varsity schedules for Sept. 17-23
The following are the Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech varsity schedules (as of press time) for Thursday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 23: Thursday, Sept. 17- field hockey- Sussex Tech home vs. Sussex Central, 4 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Seaford home vs. Caesar Rodney, 6 p.m., Woodbridge at Cape Henlopen, 7 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Polytech, 5:30; volleyball- Sussex Tech home vs. Dover, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18- football- Seaford home vs. Appoquinimink, 7 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. St. Georges, 7:30 p.m., Sussex Tech at Milford, 7:30 p.m.; field hockeySeaford home vs. Campus Community, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19- cross country- Seaford and Sussex Tech at Lake Forest Invitational, 10 a.m.; field hockey- Woodbridge at Indian River, 11 a.m., Sussex Tech home vs. St. Andrews, 1 p.m.; soccer- Seaford at Caravel, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22- soccer- Seaford home vs. Cape Henlopen, 6 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Dover, 4 p.m., Sussex Tech at Laurel, 4 p.m.; field hockey- Sussex Tech at Seaford, 4 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Polytech, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23- cross country- Sussex Tech and Milford at Dover, 4 p.m.
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SECOND FLIGHT- Shown (l to r) are the top three finishers in the second flight of the Seaford Golf and Country Club Ladies Club Championship, which was held recently: Ruth Sneller, third place; Judy Slack, second place; and Rajani Purandare, first place.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
THIRD FLIGHT- Shown (l to r) are the top six golfers in the third flight of the recent Seaford Golf and Country Club Ladies Club Championship: Linda Robertson, sixth place; Janet Brown, fifth place; Delores Slatcher, fourth place; Barbara Allen, third place; Pat Shannon, second place; and Betty Wilbanks, first place. HIGH FIVE- Seaford’s Maria DeMott, Paige Venables, and Haley Quillen give high fives after the goal scored by Quillen from an assist by Venables in the first period of play at the home opener of the high school field hockey season last Friday. Photo by Lynn Schofer
SHOT ON GOAL- Seaford’s Courtney Torbert’s shot on goal is deflected at the last second by St. Elizabeth’s goalie at the Seaford varsity field hockey game last week. The Blue Jays won the home opener, 1-0. Photo by Lynn Schofer
TOUCHDOWN RUN- Woodbridge’s Trez’mon Kane-Grant finds open field and runs 35 yards for a touchdown in last Friday’s home win. Photo by Daniel Richardson
Woodbridge field hockey edged by Caravel, 3-2
MAKING A MOVE- Seaford’s Keenan Mitchell fights to break tackle in Saturday’s Pop Warner Midget football game played in Seaford. The Seaford team is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club. Photo by Lynn Schofer
The Woodbridge varsity field hockey team was edged by Caravel, 3-2, in the season opener last Saturday. The Raiders got on the board first with a goal by Leslie DeRoche (13:13) to take a 1-0 lead into half-time. Caravel scored three unanswered goals in the second half before Woodbridge’s Brittany Joseph scored with 2:50 left in the game to make it 3-2. Caravel out shot Woodbridge, 11-5, and the Raiders held a 9-7 edge in corners. Kelli Warner recorded two saves in goal for Leslie DeRoche Woodbridge.
MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
TAKING THE SHOT- Hayley Gray takes a shot on goal while Rebecca Merritt plays defense in the NYSA soccer game played in Seaford last Saturday. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Western Sussex graduates competing in collegiate sports
The following are the Western Sussex graduates who are playing Fall sports in college: field hockey- Alison Bloodsworth, Delmar, Salisbury University; Lauren Correll, Sussex Tech, Salisbury University; Bethany Pavlik, Sussex Tech, Delaware Valley; Lindsay Danz, Sussex Tech, Bloomsburg; Ellen Rowe, Sussex Tech, St. Joseph’s football- Justin Thomas, Delmar, Louisburg College (N.C.); Gaven Parker, Laurel, Salisbury University; Brandon Hudson, Sussex Tech, Salisbury University; Anthony West, Laurel, Wesley College; Kyle Brown, Laurel, Delaware State University; Cody Bristow, Laurel, University of Delaware soccer- Trevor Lee, Seaford, Messiah College; Chris Phillips, Delmar, Wesley College; Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge, Virginia Wesleyan If you know of a local grad not on this list, please contact sports editor Mike McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org ot 302-262-9134.
W GOING TO THE GOAL- Christopher Dopler takes the soccer ball to the goal as defender Dylan Murphy gives chase in Saturday’s NYSA soccer game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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DEFENSIVE STOP- The Laurel Pop Warner Midget football defense stuffs the Sussex Central offense during last Saturday’s game in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
Races at Delaware International Speedway are canceled The track crews at the Delaware International Speedway had worked feverishly throughout the day on Saturday to ready the half mile clay oval after heavy rain soaked the grounds on Friday and Friday night. With cars in the pits and fans in the stands it looked as if all their work would pay off but a quick shower around 6 p.m. made all the efforts for nill. Action returns this Saturday night with the Little Lincoln Vintage cars joining the five weekly divisions. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
Russell, Bastianelli take the final Bad 8 race at U.S. 13 By Charlie Brown
Two home track veterans held off a strong group of invaders to sweep the Bad 8 on Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Vernon Russell of Dover, in his ’81 Camaro, took the Bad 8 Full Body and Danny Bastianelli of Georgetown captured the Bad 8 Open Wheel in his “Delaware Destroyer” dragster. Other winners on the day included: David Tucker of Ellendale in Super Pro; Toya Peek of Houston in Pro; Deltrez Davis of Salisbury in Pro Bike; Ken Davis of Seaford in Street; Mike King of Ellendale in Import; Doug Thomas of Ellendale in Bike Trophy; Herby Sullivan of Ridgely, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Brandon Layfield of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. It was the sixth and final Bad 8 program of the season. Russell faced Mark Palmer of Snow Hill in his ’94 Lumina in the Full Body final. Palmer left early and fouled and Russell was on his dial running an 8.646/158.28 on an 8.64 dial for his first win of the season. Low E.T. and Top Speed in qualifying went to Dave Kalb of Clayton in his ’67 Camaro with an 8.152/168.16. The Bad 8 Open Wheel final was contested between Bastianelli and invader Doug Farace of Towson, Md. Farace was too quick and broke out with a 7.216/188.87 on a 7.22 dial and Bastianelli posted his second win of the season
with a 7.537/175.50 on a 7.52 dial. Low E.T. in qualifying was set by Mike Larkin of Salisbury with a 7.105 and Farace set Top Speed at 190.67 mph. 2008 champion, Tucker faced the newly crowned 2009 Super Pro point champion, Sterling Clough of Crisfield in the final. Clough had the advantage at the start with a .006 reaction but Tucker was on his dial and took the win with a 7.822/164.38 on a 7.22 dial. Tucker becomes on the second driver this season to double in the division. Clough was off his dial just a little running an 8.166/163.60 on an 8.11 dial. Semi-finalist was Horace Willey of Bishopville, Md. Peek, in her ’69 Camaro, met Eddie Baker of Salisbury in his ’82 Malibu in the Pro final. Baker was too quick and broke out with an 11.112/118.26 on an 11.13 dial. Peek drove to her first win of the year with a 9.172/140.36 on a 9.16 dial. Semi-finalist was Ernie Fisher of Laurel. Davis rode up against Darryl Gunter of Onancock, Va., in the all-Suzuki Pro Bike final. Davis put a big hole shot on Gunter at the start and rode his first win with a 9.781/114.19 on a 9.50 dial. Gunter ran a 9.628/142.51 on a 9.35 dial. Semi-finalist was Travis Waters of Delmar, Md. Davis had a big advantage right from the start over Lenwood Johnson, Jr. of Dover in the Street final. It was win number five for Davis who ran an
KICKOFF RETURN- Delmar’s Kenneth Harris returns a kick during a recent Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee game against Smyrna. Photo by Mike McClure
11.680/100.73 on an 11.50 dial. Johnson had an 11.826/114.09 on an 11.70 dial. In Import it was King defeating Zach Cordrey of Delmar. King had the better run and posted his first win of the year with a 17.218/80.78 on a 17.12 dial. Cordrey was off his dial with a 15.134/90.47 on a 14.83 dial. Thomas had the better reaction over Ronald Wharton of Parksley, Va., and rode to his first win in Bike Trophy. It was a heads-up run with both riders dialing 10.00 and both breaking out. Thomas was out by less
with a 9.995/138.67. Wharton had a 9.864/140.80. Sullivan was paired against Taylor Cox of Mardela Springs in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. Cox broke out with an 8.893/70.30 on an 8.92 dial. Sullivan got his fourth win with a run of 9.028/70.70 on an 8.97 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Layfield paired against Jordan Dill of Ellendale. Dill left too early and fouled and Layfield got his second win of the season with a 9.305/56.83 on an 8.21 dial.
Sussex Tech varsity girls’ volleyball team looks to make mark in first year By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech girls’ volleyball team is in its first year as a varsity program, but its players already have a good deal of playing experience, as does its coach, Jon Hearn. Hearn is new to coaching varsity volleyball, but he has been playing the game for the past 23 years and has served as a player/coach. Assistant coach Kim Speicher played volleyball at Seaford, coach Darlene Condon has been involved with the Delaware Juniors program, and coach Beth Light, the school’s nurse, has a daughter who played the sport in high school and college. “We’re just trying to be as positive as possible,” said Hearn, who has around 25 JV and varsity players. “They play very well. They have good skills. They’re just trying to learn each other and build confidence.” The Ravens players include seniors Erica Edwards, Bethany Redman, and Christina Massino, who have played club ball in the Delaware Juniors program; junior Ellie McNatt, sophomore Morgan Messick, and freshman Crystal Loudan, who played at Seaford Christian; freshman Bethany Killmon, who played at Greenwood Mennonite; and sophomore Samantha Hudson, who played for Epworth Christian. Also on the team are seniors Carlina Church and Katina Stamat; junior Cierra Rayne, who also played club ball; sophomore Claire Redman; and freshman Bree Troyer. According to Hearn, the team held its own in a scrimmage and play day in the pre-season. Other than the area’s Christian schools, there aren’t any youth programs in the area to help develop volleyball players. “There’s no feeder program down here except the Christian schools (seventh and eighth grade),” Hearn said. “The key is being positive and getting the program off the ground. I hope that we’re going to be competitive with the Southern Delaware schools.” Sports editor’s note- This story ran in last week’s Star but was missing the name of one of the senior players.
Sussex Tech varsity football tops Spring Ford, 28-7 The Sussex Tech varsity football team opened the season with a 28-7 win over Spring Ford last Friday. Desmond Sivels scored three touchdowns (two one-yard runs and a three yard run) and Brandon Lewis added a 14-yard touchdown run to lead the Ravens.
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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 17 - 23, 2009
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Joyce Tull 253 Melynda Hitchens 685 Jeff Nelson 275, 735
Cowboys 4-0 Pretenders 3-1 Three B’s 3-1 2-1 3-1 The Zips 2-2 All in the Family 2-2 The Untouchables 2-2 Gamblers 2-2 R and K 2-2 Lucky Strikes 2-2 3 Wise Men 1-3 Pinbusters 1-3 Magic Markers 1-3 Three Buddies 0-4 High games and series Fred Phillips 298, 706 Marcia Regan 258 Jane Wilson 710
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Hot Shots 2-1 Strikes and Spares 1-2 New Beginnings 1-2 Team 6 0-3 High games and series Christian Whitelock 156 Adin Chambers 289 Brittany Hastings 164, 287
Pin Smashers 4-0 Spare Timers 3-1 Pin Destoryers 2-2 Strike Masters 2-2 Ten Pins 2-2 Strikers 2-2 Dead Eyes 1-3 Late Comers 0-4 High games and series Shane Hallbrook 225 Brad Heritage 587 Abby DeCarlo 227 Becca Ingraham 577
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Boys and Girls Club of Western Sussex to form indoor soccer league
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Sussex is forming an indoor soccer league for the winter season. This is a co-ed league ages 3 through 18. The age groups are as follows: Under 6: ages 3, 4, 5 (session one Nov. and Dec., session two Dec. and Jan.); Under 9: ages 6- 8; Under 12- ages 9-11; Under 15- ages 12-14; Under 19- ages 1518. The registration fee is $25 for club members (U6 $15 per session or $25 for both) and $40 for non-club members ($15 covers one year membership dues at the club). Participants may register at the club Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information call the club at 628-3789 and ask for Karen Schreiber.
Shown are members of Twisters Gymnastics of Berlin, which celebrated National Gymnastics Day last Saturday.
Twisters Gymnastics named Junior Compulsory Club of the year
Twisters Gymnastics was named the Junior Olympic Maryland Compulsory Club of the year this past year, which the club celebrated last weekend. The Twisters had 27 individual gymnasts become state champions and help seven of the 35 Maryland State team placements out of the 1,400 gymnasts competing at state meets. Eight of the Twisters teammates earned amazing all around marks above a 38.00. The Twisters also had gymnasts earn 9.9 and celebrated a gymnast scoring a perfect ten last season. The team also had a regional all around champion this season. The Twisters and Carmella’s Kids Learning Center in Berlin offers tots to teens fitness and gymnastics, private lessons, group gymnastics classes, mommy and me’s, birthday parties, and open gyms. The Twisters have an in ground foam pit and trampoline and rock climbing wall as well. Last weekend’s event was also a celebration of National Gymnastics Day, which has two goals: to increase excitement and raise awareness for the sport of gymnastics and to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network through the Tyson Fitness Challenge. Established in 1999, National Gymnastics Day is a platform to showcase the many benefits of gymnastics, as well as promotes the ideals of physical fitness and community service nationwide.
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OPENING WINS- Laurel’s Nick Munoz runs through a hole created by offensive lineman Zachary Lynch during the Bulldogs’ season opening win last Friday. Below, Delmar defender MacKenzie Martin looks to pass the ball to Samantha Johnson during last week’s field hockey game in Delmar. Photos by Mike McClure
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AUTOMOTIVE ‘94 MUSTANG, 6 cyl., AT/ OD, good cond., $2500 OBO. 41-5102 or 629-8278. ‘56 FORD CROWN VIC., burgundy & white w/Continental kit, AT, 12 volt, 289 eng. Asking $22,000. Exc. cond. 717-284-4038. 9/17 ‘02 CHEV. CUSTOM VAN “Cobra Conversion,” w/ many options, 350 eng., newly rebuilt trans., full power, dual air cond., DVD player & more. Only $4900. 875-5907, lv. msg. 9/17
CAMPERS/ TRAILERS ‘05 COACHMAN 27’6” & 07 Dodge Ram 4x4 Hemi, 16k mi., 2 yr. factory warranty, call for info. Will split. Must sell or take over payments. 875-3115. 8/13
BOATS 16’ ROWING SHELL GATED MARTINOLI, oar locks, 9.5’ Dreyer carbon fiber oars, dolly; cost new $3700; asking $1750. 3494107. 9/10 ‘06 BAYLINER 18’, 135hp Mercruiser I/O, full canvas w/Bimini top, trailer, less than 0 hrs., $9500. 3370229. 9/3 PRINCECRAFT 20’ Sport Fishing Pontoon Boat w/a Johnson motor 70-2st. w/ trailer & many extras. 6294246, if no ans., lv. msg.
44”, $200. 875-4740. 9/3 SOFA SLEEPER, twin, tan $30. RCA VHS Travel TV $20. Dog Cage for large dog 42x30 $30. Cot w/mattress $20. 875-7312. 9/3 COMPUTER DESK, good cond., $20. 2 Storage shelves, $15 ea. 628-0852. 9/3 ATLAS 12” BAND SAW on coaster stand, extra blades, $150. 846-9788. 93 INT’L. FARMALL Trip 2 bottom plow on tires, new paint, great shape, $250. 846-9788. 9/3 ELIPTICAL EXERCISE BIKE. Wooden swivel TV stand, $20. 875-4641 or 519-2853. 9/3 5-DIGIT #49265, Marco at 875-2090.
BLACK TAG, $900. Contact Brothers Pizza, 8/27
CENT. AIR CONDITIONER, $400. Day or night, 6283878. 8/27
KENMORE FRIDGE - 22 cf., ice maker/water on door. $250 OBO. 875-8677. 9/17
CLOTHES DRYERS, $75 ea. Refrigerator, $75. 6299809. 8/27
ROLL TOP DESK, $250. Coffee table, flip top style, oak, 17”h x 50”l x 30”w, $175. 629-0899 9/17
26” GIRLS’ SCHWINN BIKE, 32 spds., like new, new tires & tubes, $75 OBO. 628-0617. 8/27
GAS FIREPLACE INSERT, never used, $300. 6290899. 9/17
CAMERAS: Minolta 35mm mod QTSI film camera w/ A/F 35-70 Z, exc. cond. $50. Minolta 35mm mod., Maxx 400 SI film, w A/F 2880Z lens, exc. cond., $100. 875-1877. 8/27
SIERRA WOODSTOVE, $85. 846-9788. 9/17 5 OLD 6x9 WOOD PANE WINDOWS, $5 ea. 500 sq. ft. Old Wood Barn horz. lap siding, clean, no nails. $430. 846-9788. 9/17 SEWING MACHINE, Kenmore, almost new w/seat & access. $75. 628-8546. 9/17 FAINTING COUCH, green, good cond., $300. 3370572. 9/10 RUBBERMADE COMBINATION Mail & Paper Box, new, green, $40. 745-5659. 9/10
8” DROP HITCH w/ 2” ball, Class III, $50. 536-1653. 8/27
TRANSPORT CHAIR, red, w/swing away & removable leg support, padded seat & back rest, folds down for storage, 8” front wheels. Only used 6 or 7 times, asking $175. If interested call 629-4246 eves. 9/3
4 TIRES, 185-65R14, exc. cond., $150. 262-0481. 8/13
KITCHEN TABLE, Heavy pine wood, X-type legs, 2 10” leaves, overall 86” x
CAMCORDER: Sony late model high 8,mod CCD 318 w/cable, strap, battery & flip out viewer, exc. cond., $125. 875-1877. 8/27 62” HDTV, bought in 2005 for $4700. Asking $1700 OBO. S.S. Countertop Microwave $100. 4 Computer Monitors $30 ea. OBO. 5361653. 8/27 BLACK SUEDE CHAPS w/ Fringe $50 OBO. 536-1653. 8/27 LG SHIP MODEL, made in Spain, 21.5” L x 24” H, cost $150, selling $50. 6281880. 8/20 2 POTTERY LAMPS, ship’s captain. 42” high, $100 for both. 629-8524. 8/20 LOST IN SPACE Talking Robot w/alien in orig. box, $25. 628-1880. 8/20
ACCORDIAN, Full size, exc. cond., $250. 629-4768, no Sunday calls. 8/20 KIT. TABLE & 6 Chairs, pine/white, $70. Pine/white hutch, $70. 2 dk. wood 2-drawer bedside cabinets $25 ea. or 2 for $45. 6280690. 8/20 SINGER SEWING M/C & cabinet $60. Black 4.6 cubic compact fridge/freezer (as new) $80. Humidifier $25. 628-0690. 8/20 TRANSPORT COMPANION Wheelchair, $50. 6280690. 8/20 BR SET, Pennsylvania House triple dresser w/mirror, chest-on-chest, night stand, mattress & box springs, sheets & access., $2500. 628-8546. 8/13 SEASONED FIREWOOD, mixed hardwood, delivery avail., satisfaction guaranteed. Cords $150; 1/2 cords $75. 853-5095 or 875-3543. 8/13
ANIMALS, ETC. DOG CAGE for large dog 42x30 $30. 875-7312. 9/3 HORSE SADDLE, Blue Ridge Western, 15”, stand, 2 blankets, 2 bridles, helmets, exc. cond., $225. 629-4864. 8/20 DOG KENNELS: Standard, 10’x10’, $75. Heavy duty, 6’x16’, $100. Dog house, $20. 629-4864. 8/20 3 WESTERN SADDLES, Leather, 16” & 15”, $125 ea. Great shape, nice leather, call for pictures. Laurel. 462-7250. 8/13 RHODE ISLAND REDS, 4 mo. old, Americauna (easter egg chickens) & Buff Orpingtons for sale, $10 ea., hens & roosters, Laurel. 462-7250. 8/13 BRED REGISTERED NUBIAN nanny with a registered nubian buck, $200. Laurel 462-7250. 8/13
HOME FOR RENT SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE for rent in MILLSBORO, Available Oct. 1st. $900/ mo. + $900 Sec. Dep. required. Call 302-841-0251 for details. 8/27/4tp
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You are hereby notified the below applications will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Case No. V- 16- 09: Delaware Teen Challenge, Inc. 301-303 N. North Street, zoned R-2 Medium Density Residential, is seeking relief from the Municipal Code, Ch. 15. Zoning Ordinance: 1) Sec. 15-18 Uses by Right to use one apartment as an administrative office; 2) Sec. 15-22 Off Street parking regulations as the structure on this property is built to the property lines; and, 3) Sec. 15-66 Signs in Residential Districts, (a) The following types of signs and no others shall be permitted in R-1, R-2, R-3; (1) Identification signs for farms or estates, schools, churches, hospitals and similar permitted uses other than dwellings, as an identification sign was installed on the structure. Case No. V-17-09: TLT Property Management, LLC, property owners of 620 W. Stein Highway, are seeking a variance from the Zoning Ordinance, Ch. 15, “Sec. 15-40 Uses by Right in C-2 which references Sec. 15-29 Uses by Right in C-1.” The application is submitted on behalf of Immanuel House of Praise, Inc. who propose to establish a church in a vacant unit which formerly housed a carpet store. Case No. V- 18-09: Todd Harris and Robert Richey, property owners of 120 N. Cannon Street, are seeking relief from the Municipal Code, Ch. 15 Zoning Ordinance, “Sec. 15-48e Area and Bulk Requirements” to allow a new single family dwelling to be built on the same footprint as the existing structure which was damaged by fire and will be demolished. Case No. V-19-09: Clarence Street Church of God, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.19 152, located on Clarence Street, N. of Woolford and W. of Chandler, is seeking relief from the Zoning Ordinance as follows: 1. A special exception as required by “Sec. 15-20 See LEGALS—page 33
CITY OF SEAFORD NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION
Name of Property Owner: Edward H. Sanders 208B Front Street Seaford, De 19973 The City of Seaford has condemned the below said structure, as per the Notification of Owner dated May 21, 2008 to Troy Roberts, former owner and again on August 24, 2009 to current listed owner of record
pursuant to Section 4-2323(d) of the City of Seaford Housing Code. The structure is found to be unsafe because it is all or part thereof found to be dangerous to life, health, property, or the safety of the public because it is dilapidated, lacks maintenance, is in disrepair, and lacks sanitary and heating facilities, illumination, or other essential equipment. Description of structure: Tax Map and Parcel 431 5.00 363 309 NORTH STREET Seaford DE 19973 Remedies: Such condemned structure shall not be reoccupied without completion of specific corrections of violations.
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Joshua E. Littleton Building Official 09-17-09 9/17/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING
Little Creek Hundred Case No. 10504 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item C of said ordinance of JANET L. WILSON who is seeking a variance from the side yard and rear yard setback requirements, to be located southeast of Road 66, 1.75 miles southwest of Road 455. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, OCTOBER 19, 2009, at 7:00 P.M. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 9/17/1tc
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PAGE 33 CITY OF SEAFORD VIOLATION NOTICE
The City issued a Refuse Ordinance Violation for the following property: Property Owner: Phyllis Harmon Location: Tax Map and Parcel 531-13.09-26.00 315A Elm Drive Seaford, DE 19973 The Notification to Owner listed above was dated August 24, 2009 pursuant to Section 10-33 “Notice Procedure” of the City of Seaford Refuse Ordinance. Remedies: All rubbish, as described in the Notice and as defined in the City Refuse Ordinance, must be removed from the property immediately. Joshua E. Littleton Building Official 9/3/3tc
Estate of Philip Nathaniel Davis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Philip Nathaniel Davis who departed this life on the 11th day of July, A.D. 2007 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Esselee M. Davis on the 3rd day of September, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 11th day of March, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Esselee M. Davis 307 1st Street Bridgeville, DE 19933 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. Procino Wells 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/17/3tc
Estate of Hayward R. Hearn, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Hayward R. Hearn who departed this life on the 18th day of August, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Harold C. Hearn on the 2nd day of September, A.D. 2009, 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 18th day of April, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Harold C. Hearn P.O. Box 7 Bethel, DE 19931 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/17/3tc
Estate of Joyce E. LeCates, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Joyce E. LeCates who departed this life on the 20th day of July, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Ann W. LeCates on the 19th day of August, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 20th day of March, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Ann W. LeCates 213 W. 6th St. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/3/3tc
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Police Journal Attempt to flee from police
On Monday, Sept. 14, at 2:49 p.m., Sean Mapp, 27, of Goldsboro, Md., attempted to elude State Police in a vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit, after the trooper clocked the suspect for speeding. The trooper was Mapp traveling westbound on Federalsburg Road, west of Bridgeville when the trooper observed a tan jeep Cherokee speeding eastbound on Federalsburg Road at a high rate of speed. When the trooper turned around and activated the emergency lights and sirens, the suspect increased his speed and attempted to avoid capture. Mapp continued to drive aggressively until he crashed into an abandoned house at the corner of Church and North Streets in Bridgeville. After crashing the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot a short distance until he was apprehended by State Police and Bridgeville Police without incident. Mapp was transported to Nanticoke Hospital to receive medical treatment for minor injuries he sustained when he fled from the vehicle. He was released from the hospital and arrested on charges of disregarding a police officer’s signal, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, consumption of a nonnarcotic, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, aggressive driving, and numerous other traffic charges. Mapp was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post $2,890 bond.
On Friday, Sept. 11, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and Wicomico Bureau of Investigation responded to Wise Mart in Sharptown, Md., for an armed robbery. Two unknown individuals entered the store, one brandishing a shotgun and the other a knife. The subject with the knife assaulted the clerk, causing minor injuries, and demanded and received money. The suspects then fled into the parking lot.
The clerk was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The first suspect was described as a black male, 5’5” to 5’9,” medium build, 160-170 lbs., cream to gray colored jacket with hood, dark colored jeans, dark colored tennis shoes, dark colored gloves, dark colored mask and carrying a shotgun. The second suspect was described as a black male, 5’5” to 5’9,” medium build, 160-170 lbs., black baseball cap with an orange “D” on the hat, navy blue jacket or shirt with white writing on the shoulder, black shirt under jacket, dark colored bandana and/or dark do rag, dark colored jeans, white colored gloves, tan “Timberland” style boots and carrying a large knife. The suspects will be charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, felony theft and related charges. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation at 410-548-4898 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.
Attempted arson arrest
Delaware State Police and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office have arrested 28-year-old Robert E. Hammond of Millsboro in connection with an attempted arson and domestic related incident that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 8:51 p.m., on the 30000 block of Firetower Road in Laurel. Robert Hammond was charged with arson, six counts of reckless endangering and violation of a protection from abuse order. He is being held at the Sussex County Correctional Institution under $22,000 cash bond.
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Director of Revenue, Patrick T. Carter, has announced that a Milford woman entered a guilty plea in Kent County Superior Court to charges of tax fraud, theft and perjury. Georgeina B. Ranshaw, 46, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of theft, one felony count of perjury, and one misdemeanor count of willfully failing to file a State of Delaware personal income tax return. She originally was indicted on multiple counts including theft, perjury and failing to file state income tax returns. As a result of the plea, Ranshaw was ordered not to be involved at all in the
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Thirty eight individuals were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Twenty of the arrests came as a result of sobriety checkpoints conducted Sept. 3-4, while the remaining 18 DUI arrests resulted from DUI saturation patrols statewide. Agencies conducting checkpoints included the Delaware State Police Troop 4 and the New Castle County DUI Task Force. This was the third and final week of enforcement under the national DUI Crackdown Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Delaware’s participation was coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety and involved 13 sobriety checkpoints and hundreds of DUI saturation patrols. Enforcement began on Aug. 22 and continued through Sept. 7. Over the three week period, 31 State, County and municipal police agencies participated in the effort and made a total of 96 DUI arrests. Officers issued a total of Continued on page 41 nearly 4% in late day trading to settle at $69.29. The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level in nearly a year against other major currencies last week, helping crude oil gain more than 5 percent on the week as commodities became more attractive to investors. However, Friday trading saw equities struggle, raising fear about economic recovery and in turn a recovery in energy demand. Oil hit a year-high of $75 a barrel in late August, from below $33 a barrel in December, as global oil demand recovered. Local pricing On Tuesday a few local gas stations were selling regular gasoline for $2.499 a gallon, the same price as a week ago. Two stations in Seaford were selling for $2.649 a gallon.
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STUDENTS RECEIVE COMMENDATIONS - Fifty Sussex Technical High School juniors received Certificates of Distinguished Performance from the Delaware Department of Education for their scores of 5 on last spring’s grade 10 DSTP tests in mathematics, reading and writing. Recipients are, from left: Front row – Jamin Adkins, Harbeson (mathematics); Kaitlyn Adkins, Harbeson (reading and mathematics); Taylor Budke, Seaford (mathematics); Allyssa Bunting, Lewes (mathematics); Heather Bunting, Millsboro (mathematics); Cedric Cannon, Bridgeville (mathematics); and Ryan Cannon, Milton (mathematics); second row – Elton Carrillo, Milford (mathematics); Bradley Collins, Frankford (reading); Bryan Cooper, Ocean View (mathematics); Rachel Crum, Laurel (mathematics); Mayra Cruz, Georgetown (mathematics); Michael Dawson, Frankford (mathematics); and Maxine Fluharty, Millsboro (mathematics); third row – Colleen Folke, Georgetown (reading and mathematics); David Fuller, Georgetown (reading); Myles Gray, Seaford (mathematics); Melanie Hitchens, Laurel (mathematics); Tianna Hutchins, Seaford (reading and mathematics); Jay Jolly, Millsboro (mathematics); Jake Jones, Milford (reading and mathematics); and Nathan Jones, Georgetown (mathematics); fourth row – Matt King, Seaford (mathematics); Aubrey Klick, Lincoln (mathematics); Elliot MacGuire, Rehoboth (mathematics); Anson Marsh, Lewes (mathematics); and Principal Curt Bunting; back row – Kenneth Poole, Delmar (reading); Ben Price, Rehoboth (mathematics); Martin Prieto, Georgetown (mathematics); Emily Ritter, Millsboro (mathematics); Sarah Samaha, Milford (mathematics); Brock Smith, Seaford (mathematics); Parker Stang, Greenwood (mathematics); and Casey Styers, Millsboro (mathematics). Not pictured are: Edgar Aceves, Greenwood (mathematics); Anthony Alvarez, Ellendale (mathematics); Jackson Beckner, Long Neck (mathematics); Craig Chatterton, Dagsboro (mathematics); Jessica Deptula, Georgetown (mathematics); Tyler Edge, Millsboro (mathematics); Jessica Hansen, Laurel (mathematics); Courtney Hastings, Laurel (reading and mathematics); Michael Mather, Seaford (mathematics); Chelsea McHugh, Milton (reading); Michael McHugh, Milton (writing); Kristina Metz, Millsboro (mathematics); Joshua Mueller, Selbyville (mathematics); Marquetta Nelson, Georgetown (reading and writing); Conor Small, Lewes (mathematics); and Autumn Stevens, Laurel (writing and mathematics).
PERFECT SCORES - Sussex Technical High School congratulates 27 seniors who received Distinguished Performance Certificates from the Delaware Department of Education for scoring 5’s on last spring’s science and social studies Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP). From left, front row – Paul Asa, Seaford (science); Aaron Betts, Georgetown (science); Chris Broadhurst, Milton (science); Kurt Browning, Georgetown (science); and Sabree Burbage, Seaford (social studies); second row – Ryan Faucett, Georgetown (science); Robert Gallo, Milton (science); Michael Gorman, Georgetown (science); and Cole Magagnotti, Milton (science and social studies); third row – Nick Phillips, Georgetown (science); Anthony Rousak, Lewes (science and social studies); Jonathan Santon, Georgetown (science and social studies); Lisa Sekscinski, Millsboro (science); and Principal Curt Bunting; back row – Brian Singh, Millsboro (science and social studies); Emily Southmayd, Ocean View (science and social studies); Katina Stamat, Lincoln (social studies); Victoria Suess, Milton (social studies); Matt Wiltshire, Lewes (science and social studies); and Anna Yelverton, Seaford (science). Not pictured are: Andrew Bell, Seaford (science and social studies); Tyler Davidson, Harbeson (science); Ralph Day, Laurel (science); Whitney Ebron, Seaford (science); Dustin Miller, Harrington (science); Brandon Rump, Seaford (science); Jonathan Sharman, Georgetown (science and social studies); and Aja Tenerovich, Lewes (science and social studies).
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The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association awarded a total of $15,500 in scholarships to students this year. The following students, listed by home school and where they will attend college, earned scholarships this year: Michael Nelson, Delaware Technical & Community College (Del Tech); Jacob Burton, Del Tech; Pamela Rayner, Cape Henlopen High School, University of Delaware; William Betts III, Cape Henlopen High School, Delaware Valley College; Stacey Burton, Cape Henlopen High School, Wilmington University; Delia Gott, Del Tech, Boston Architectural College; Sara Russ, Salisbury University, Wilmington College; Emily Vincent, Virginia Tech; Douglas Miller, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Arika Parker, Radians College; Alexander Hauge, New Egypt High School, George Mason University;
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IRS highlights revised education tax breaks online The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new web section highlighting various tax breaks and 529 plan changes designed to help parents and students pay for college. The new Tax Breaks for Education section on IRS.gov includes tips for taking advantage of long-standing education deductions and credits. The “onestop” location for higher education information includes a special section highlighting 529 plans and frequently asked questions. The web section also features two key changes that will be in effect during 2009 and 2010 that were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), enacted earlier this year. One change allows families saving for college to use popular 529 plans to pay for a student’s computer-related technology needs. Under the other change, more parents and students will be able to use a federal education credit to pay part of the cost of college using the new American opportunity credit. “With many families struggling to afford college, we want every eligible taxpayer to know about their options and take advantage of all the tax breaks they can,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “529 plans have become a very attractive way to save for college, and our web section is designed to help people get information about these plans. In addition, the new American opportunity credit can help many parents and students pay part of the cost of the first four years of college.” 529 plans expanded Tax-free college savings plans and prepaid tuition programs can be used to buy computer equipment and services for an eligible student during 2009 and 2010. These 529 plans - qualified tuition programs authorized under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code - have, in recent years, grown as a way for parents and other family members to save for a child’s college education. Though contributions to 529 plans are not deductible, there is also no income limit for contributors. 529 plan distributions are tax-free as long as they are used to pay qualified higher education expenses for a designated beneficiary. Qualified expenses include tuition, required fees, books, supplies, equipment and special needs services. For someone who is at least a half-time student, room and board also qualify. For 2009 and 2010, the ARRA change adds to this list expenses for computer technology and equipment or Internet access and related services to be used by the student while enrolled at an eligible educational institution. Software designed for
sports, games or hobbies does not qualify, unless it is predominantly educational in nature. In general, expenses for computer technology are not qualified expenses for the American opportunity credit, Hope Credit, lifetime learning credit or tuition and fees deduction. States sponsor 529 plans that allow taxpayers to either prepay or contribute to an account for paying a student’s qualified higher education expenses. Similarly, colleges and groups of colleges sponsor 529 plans that allow them to prepay a student’s qualified education expenses. More information about these plans can be found on the new web page on IRS.gov and in Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Credit helps pay for college The American opportunity credit modifies the existing Hope credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making it available to a broader range of taxpayers. Income guidelines are expanded and required course materials are added to the list of qualified expenses. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student. The American opportunity credit, in many cases, offers greater tax savings than existing education tax breaks. Here are some key features of the credit: • Tuition, related fees, books and other required course materials generally qualify. In the past, books usually were not eligible for education-related credits and deductions. • The credit is equal to 100 percent of the first $2,000 spent and 25 percent of the next $2,000. That means the full $2,500 credit may be available to a taxpayer who pays $4,000 or more in qualified expenses for an eligible student. • The full credit is available for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $80,000 or less (for married couples filing a joint return, the limit is $160,000 or less). The credit is phased out for taxpayers with incomes above these levels. These income limits are higher than under the existing Hope and lifetime learning credits. • Forty percent of the American opportunity credit is refundable. This means that even people who owe no tax can get an annual payment of the credit of up to $1,000 for each eligible student. Existing education-related credits and deductions do not provide a benefit to people who owe no tax. The refundable portion of the credit is not available to any student whose investment income is taxed at the parent’s rate, commonly referred to as the kiddie tax. See Publication 929, Tax Rules for
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Artist to teach drawing course
Develop or improve your drawing skills in a course offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Discover how to sketch what you see and express yourself visually. Anyone can learn to draw. This six-session course is for adults age 50 and older and will be held on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 7. Instructor Ginny Watts is an artist with more than 50 years experience and a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. For more information contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Watercolor Elderhostel program
Adults 55 and older can explore watercolor techniques with the Elderhostel program hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants will learn transparent watercolor techniques including color mixing, glazing, brushwork and general art principles of composition and perspective. Sketch and paint the white sandy beaches of Ocean City as well as floral and landscape elements. The program will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 9 at the Holiday Inn Suites in Ocean City, Md. Participants can stay at the hotel or commute daily. Instructor Nancy Carver Thompson is a nationally known artist who has taught sketching, watercolor and acrylic classes and workshops for more than 20 years. For more information contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-8565618.
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Abbott named to Who’s Who list Candy Abbott, managing partner of Fruitbearer Publishing, LLC, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in all aspects of publishing. After working as an executive secretary at Delaware Technical & Community College for 28 years, Candy and her husband Drew started Fruitbearer Publishing, LLC in 1999. Committed to transforming rough manuscripts and humble ideas into quality publications, Fruitbearer Publishing is a Christian-based publishing company that produces hard and soft cover books as well as smaller items such as booklets, brochures, business cards and letterheads. Mrs. Abbott credits her experience as an author for her subsequent success as a publisher. Her own titles are Fruitbearer: What Can I Do For You, Lord?, now in its third printing, and Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp, the first book in the Burnt Swamp trilogy, a story designed to engage and equip children as warriors for Christ. She has also had several short stories published. Mrs. Abbott co-founded and directs Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship where she mentors aspiring writers. Mrs. Abbott is also an accomplished speaker. She is a charter member of Southern Delaware Toastmasters, a frequent presenter at Christian writers conferences, and an inspirational speaker for mother-daugh-
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Mavis and Kevin Scott and Mike and Kathy Horsey, all of Laurel, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Horsey, to Kevin Francis Hilderbrand, son of Alice Messick of Seaford and Mike Messick of Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Sussex Technical High School. Ashley is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Horsey and Mr. and Mrs. Marvil A. Tice, all of Laurel. The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Laurel High School and just recently returned home after serving in the U.S. Navy. Kevin is the grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth Hilderbrand of New Castle. The wedding is planned for April 3, 2010. Formal invitations will be issued.
Venables, Rathbone to marry in October
Mrs. Brenda Thomas and Mr. David Venables of Laurel announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Nicole Venables, to Michael Garrett Rathbone Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rathbone Sr. of Bridgeville. Brittney is a 2008 graduate of Laurel Senior High School and is pursuing a degree in photography. Michael is a 2007 graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School and is in the United States Marine Corps, stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The wedding date is set for Oct. 24, 2009. The couple will reside in California after the wedding.
Brittney Venables and Michael Rathbone Jr.
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Mrs. Rosemarie Geoquinto hosted a 93rd birthday celebration luncheon for Mrs. Nancy Smith of Portsville. Pictured around the table from left are Maribell Santos, Ann Collins, Nancy Smith, Dusty Betts, Kathy Brennan and Rosemarie.
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Coffee cake first traditional meal eaten after Yom Kippur
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Kennel Club plans fall training
The Mispillion Kennel Club, Inc. (MKC), member, American Kennel Club (AKC), has released its schedule of fall dog training classes to be held at the old Milford Boys & Girls Club at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 23, with Conformation and Agility to be held at its Georgetown location. The Canine Good Citizens/Beginners Obedience Class teaches basic obedience with a goal of having the dogs pass the CGC test at the end of the six-week session. Also on the schedule is an Advanced Beginners Obedience/Introduction to Rally class for those dogs who have already received their CGC certificates or have graduated from basic obedience and whose owners want to refine the skills of their dogs. A Star Puppy Class and Conformation Handling Class will also be offered. The Star Puppy class is a socialization class combined with learning basic commands suitable for puppies between the ages of 12 weeks and five months. A puppy with good temperament that attends all classes can earn an AKC certificate. Conformation handling will be available for owners wishing to train their dogs for AKC dog show competition. The minimum age for dogs in this class is four months. For more information, visit www.MispillionKC.org or call Bess Houck at 302-262-0025.
Charter School hits road block
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Letters to the Editor
Natural Discovery Montessori Charter School has hit a road block in its efforts to complete a charter application by Dec. 31. While much progress has been made on the application, the curriculum must be aligned with state standards in a format that was recently shared as being a requirement by the Department of Education (DOE). The time required to develop our specially designed Montessori curriculum is more than what the Board is able to contribute because our time is being utilized on other components of the charter application. As a result, we must outsource this component. Outsourcing is costly but has proven to be successful in other states. In the end, this investment will enhance the success of the school. We are reaching out to the community for help. We must generate $8,500 to have our curriculum aligned with state standards and laid out in the required format by DOE. If you have the ability to assist us with a monetary contribution, we can continue to make tremendous strides in bringing alternative education to Laurel. We know that a project of this magnitude requires the community to come together. Contributions may be sent to NDMCS, 13088 Shiloh Church Road, Laurel, DE 19956. To show our appreciation, your name will be placed on the school’s website as a founding investor and a name tag will hang in the school’s lobby. For more information, call 410-7425052. Thank you for your interest and sincere consideration. Jennifer Whitcomb
Natural Discovery Montessori Charter School
Fundraiser was the effort of many
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high prices fixed by the robber-baron pharmaceuticals. We already have denials of coverage, at the whims of the insurance moguls. We already have triage, at least in hospitals. Triage occurs also in exorbitant prohibitive drug-prices. Yes, we do need reform, especially insurance reform and drug reform. Most are satisfied and happy with their medical situation, medical care — we certainly are. Another item that needs correlative reform is the problem of illegal immigrants. Besides the strain/drain upon the medical system, they create problems in housing, police and fire protection, crime, crowding. Yes, some illegals are here to better their lot, for which they are to be applauded, but there’s a proper way to accomplish this. Does anyone else wonder why our government and both political parties show very little interest in closing the borders, stemming the tide? Has anyone noticed the plethora of professionals, especially doctors, who are foreigners (probably legal)? Historically victor nations transferred conquered nations into other countries to neutralize them. We seem to be neutralizing and transforming our own nation, without being conqueror nor conquered. Transformation will give reformation.
I would like to thank you for the very nice article written on the Chambers Benefit. We really never expected to see it on the front page of the Laurel Star. There is a area of concern for me. As I had stated, the Chambers Benefit was not organized or planned just by myself. This was done by the Chambers Benefit Committee: Linda & Will Derr, Sally & Roland Sanford, Delores & Bill Acker, Bernie Bukowski, John Marinello, Terry Layton, Sandy Vrabec, Lori Bredbenner, and Ann Foskey. These people came together and gave so much of their time and energy and without them this benefit would never had been done. Again, thank you for helping us get the information out there to the community. It really helped.
Ann M. Foskey
Great Fall Sports Program
President American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19
Down side of socialized medicine
Doesn’t anyone realize we already have the symptoms of what most declare are the down side of socialized medicine? We already have long waiting-periods to be seen by the doctor. We already have
Jack and Pat Lucia
I want to commend the Laurel Lions Club, especially the Fall Sports Program committee consisting of Ron Scott, Barry Munoz, Ed Kelley, Bob Jones and Cheryl Jones, on the great job they did putting together the 2009 Laurel High School Fall Sports Program. The program, which is sold at the Lau-
rel Football home games, is one of the best high school programs that I have seen. The program came with a pull out fall sports schedule and a Bulldog Sticker for your car. The portions of the program that were in color really stood out, which included all the fall sports teams pictures. Make sure to go and support the Bulldogs and pick up a Fall Sports Program while you are there. Patrick Vanderslice
Laurel DE 19956
Who kept us safe?
Recently I turned on Fox News to see former Vice-President Chaney reciting his view that “we kept you safe,” etc. This was his attempt to change history. Let us not forget that under Bush and Chaney we lost approximately 3,000 Americans on September 11. He seems to forget approximately 5,000 more Americans died under Bush/ Chaney’s war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Least of all let us not forget the 1,700 dead from Katrina. Add this up and it is the worst record of keeping Americans safe since the Vietnam War. I can still hear former Vice-President Chaney telling us that we would be welcomed with open arms by the people from Iraq. Jim Jestice Laurel
The sky is falling!
To listen to the news lately is to be convinced the sky is falling. We’re at war with Iraq, we’re at war with terrorism, we’re even at war with each other over Health Care. The sky is falling and America is surely crumbling. But the real problem isn’t with America, or terrorism, or the economy, or even with health care. The real problem with the U.S. is with “US.” The real problem is the Grand Canyon sized rift between the so called Conservatives and Liberals. No matter where you look or who you listen to it’s always Them against Us or Us against Them. Politics, like religion, creates and fosters this great divide between people in order to insure control of the masses by a select few. And fear is and always has been the weapon of choice of all would-be dictators. Today the fear of choice is the fear that the Obama administration is going to lead us down the path of total ruin and destruction, and the conservatives are all lined up like the British Army in 1812 ready to attack and pillage Washington. Each time they get someone in their cross-hairs they attack not only that person but the whole administration. Show me a President since Washington who has not had someone around them that the public did not like. How about a fresh and novel idea? Stop being afraid of the future and become a part of creating and shaping it without hate and without fear. Stop being controlled by
the media and the hate mongers and think for yourselves. And one way to start is to stop all this incessant in-fighting and give our President a chance to succeed, or to fail. We elect a President and we’re supposed to back him up with our trust and our support, not with our fears and hatred. Having a different opinion or idea is fine. Debating the issues is fine. But electing someone to office and then turning right around and doing all you can to undermine him isn’t fine. It’s Un-American. Agree, dis-agree, but support! For the betterment of “Us All.” Terry Lowe
Bridgeville, De. 19933
The Public Option
Aside from keeping costs down and providing insurance to those who don’t have it, do you realize the creativity that would be unleashed by the “Public Option.” Workers would not have to stay at jobs they didn’t like, or ones that they felt did not use their talents. Parents would not have to say to their children as they leave the nest, “Get a job with health insurance.” Parents would not have to stay in jobs where the environment is non rewarding and sometimes even hostile because they needed the health insurance offered for their dependents. American citizens could work where they wanted to and be covered by government health insurance. The “Public Option” isn’t Socialism or Communism. It is freedom. I have been covered by government insurance for a very long time. I have just added Medicare (also government health insurance) to my plan. Both are wonderful. My costs are extremely low. I can go to any hospital or doctor I want without asking anyone’s permission and my care is excellent. I think everyone should have what I have. Anyone who doesn’t want it is either very poorly informed, or very foolish. By the way, all those politicians condemning this “Public Option” are themselves covered by a “Public Option” and I doubt you could get any of them to cancel out. Find out why they are enjoying something that they don’t want you to have. Ann Nolan
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Quoteworthy Independence “To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying ‘Amen’ to what the world tells you to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson Freedom “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
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Police Journal Continued from page 36 20 citations for underage drinking violations, apprehended 36 wanted individuals, made 31 drug arrests, 12 felony arrests, recovered three stolen vehicles, seized two weapons, issued 80 seat belt citations, and just over 1,000 citations for various other traffic violations. Although the national crackdown is over, weekly sobriety checkpoints will continue through New Year’s Eve under the umbrella of OHS’s Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. Over the Labor Day weekend, several bars in the town of Dewey Beach partnered with the Office of Highway Safety to promote the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Some establishments provided free soft drinks for individuals identified as the designated driver. For weekly and ongoing campaign statistical updates of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campign, visit www.ohs.delaware.
gov and click on the Checkpoint Strikeforce icon in the center of the page or follow OHS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ DEHighwaySafe.
Safe highway campaign
Thousands of speeding, impaired and unbelted drivers on Delaware roadways this summer were cited as part of a summertime crackdown on traffic violators. The “120 Days of Summer HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic)” campaign is a high visibility traffic safety initiative aimed at reducing traffic deaths and injuries in the First State. The umbrella traffic initiative unifies Delaware’s three primary safety campaigns conducted during the summer months - Click It or Ticket, Checkpoint Strikeforce and the Stop Aggressive Driving campaign. Delaware law enforcement officers statewide participated in the various
Transportation Plan hearing in Georgetown September 21
The public is invited to attend the Capital Transportation Program (CTP) open house hearing set for Monday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the South District Administration Building in Georgetown. The hearings provide an opportunity to review the current CTP and suggest transportation projects and/or services to be considered for the proposed CTP for Fiscal Years 2011 - 2016. Public input received during the September hearings is crucial to the development of this program. A court reporter will be available to record formal comments. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process and these also will be included in the formal record of the CTP hearings. At the hearings, various information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT representatives and other personnel. Interested persons are invited to express their views in writing, giving reasons for support of or in opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. This location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance.
For more information about the hearing contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in state) or 302-760-2080 or write to the above address.
Learn about Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council invites girls and adults interested in learning more about Girl Scouts to the following events: • Saturday, Sept. 19 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Skate World, 28393 Seaford Road, Laurel; Cost: $7.50 (includes skating, pizza and soft drink, $2.50 additional skate rental) • Saturday, Sept. 26 - noon to 4 p.m. - Lake Forest Aquatics Center, 5407 Killens Pond Road, Felton; Cost: $5 (includes admission, snack and patch) To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, visit www.GSCB.org or call 1-800-374-9811 or 410-7425107.
Milford VFW requests bids
Blue Hen Post #6483 Milford VFW invites contactors to design and bid on new handicapped bathrooms in the present facilities of the Post Home. The Post Home will be available to contractors for inspection on Monday, Sept. 21 or Monday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Hank Waulby at 302-422-0963.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
campaigns by conducting traffic safety checkpoints and/or roving patrols. OHS and law enforcement began in May with the launch of the 2009 Click It or Ticket campaign. Under that initiative, officers issued 2,012 citations to drivers for seat belt violations. Over the Fourth of July weekend, safety and police agencies turned up the HEAT on impaired drivers with the launch of Checkpoint Strikeforce. The DUI checkpoint program has resulted in 191 DUI arrests since that date. Additionally, officers statewide began conducting DUI saturation patrols as part of a nationwide crackdown on impaired drivers on Aug. 22. Another 37 individuals were arrested for DUI under that effort. On July 6, the HEAT was on aggressive drivers as OHS launched the speed focused Stop Aggressive Driving campaign. Since then, Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police and Dover
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Police have issued 3,845 speed citations to drivers. This campaign will continue through the end of October. In addition to the primary arrests in each campaign, officers also collectively made arrests for other serious violations over the last three months including: apprehending 138 wanted individuals, recovering six stolen vehicles, making 127 drug arrests and 80 felony arrests, citing 43 minors for underage drinking violations, recovering 10 weapons, and making arrests for another 42 criminal violations. Currently alcohol-related fatalities are half of what they were at this time last year, speed-related fatal crashes have declined since the Stop Aggressive Driving campaign’s launch from 30% to 18%, and lack of seat belt use in driver and passenger fatalities has declined from 65% in August to 58% since OHS added statewide stepped up enforcement of occupant protection laws last month.
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Entertainment UD’s Coast Day is October 4 The University of Delaware’s 33rd annual Coast Day promises seafood fans, beach lovers, and anyone interested in the wonders of the sea an opportunity to connect with Delaware’s marine and coastal resources. The free, family-friendly event will take place Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. This year’s theme, “Climate Change and Our Coast,” will show visitors how UD researchers are tackling many of the region’s and the world’s toughest environmental issues. Visitors can tour ships, meet laboratory scientists who share their research, try hands-on activities and attend lectures on a range of topics. They also can access local chefs’ seafood recipes through the Crab Cake Cook-Off and vote for their
favorite chowder in the Seafood Chowder Challenge. Children can explore the events of the day by going on a treasure hunt that allows them to search for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits. Children especially love the opportunity to meet marine animals such as horseshoe crabs at the critter touch tanks. The event, which is sponsored by UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, will have an environmentally friendly focus. Guests have the opportunity to sample seafood cook-off entries using biodegradable utensils, park their bikes on campus and purchase reusable tote bags. For more information, visit www.decoastday.org or call 302-831-8083.
The sounds of summer traffic have faded, and will now give way to the 11th season and 50th performance of Coastal Concerts classical music. The annual world class classical music series takes place in Lewes on five Saturday nights between October and March 2010. Kicking off the season on Oct. 24, The Walden Chamber Players will present an exciting musical journey with oboe and strings. Taking the stage on Nov. 21 is The Colorado Quartet, an award-winning string quartet whose performances have been described as impassioned and lyrical. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 brings solo concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi, a prodigious American virtuoso. The Daedalus Quartet returns to Lewes to highlight a very special evening on Feb. 27, 2010, Coastal Concerts’ 50th performance. Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble appears on March 27. The group’s
performance pieces range from baroque folk and dance music to exuberant pieces by composers including Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church hall on the corner of West Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes. Tickets are $20, with discounted admission available for series purchases. Youth ages 10 to 18 are given free admission at the door for themselves and one accompanying adult. Series tickets can be purchased online at www.coastalconcerts.org or by calling 888-212-6458. Individual tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Lewes Gourmet and PUZZLES on Front Street in downtown Lewes. For more information, call Coastal Concerts at 888-212-6458 or visit www.coastalconcerts.org.
The stage in Possum Hall will be busy for the first three weekends in October. Following the six performances of the mainstage production of “An Inspector Calls” during the first two weekends, there will be a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” on the following Sunday. “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley opens on Oct. 2, with performances on Friday through Sunday of that weekend and the next. Rehearsals are well under way, with George Spillane of Lewes at the director’s helm and a cast of experienced local talent portraying this disrupted evening in the Birling household. Family members all take turns being raked over the coals by the strange inspector who interrupts their evening cocktails. Possum recommends reserving tickets early, as seats are already filling up. For those interested in dinner and a show, the theatre has partnered with the Tavern on the Circle restaurant in the Brick Hotel to
offer a joint package for $50. For tickets, contact the Tavern on the Circle directly at 302-856-1836. Performances of An Inspector Calls are Oct. 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 & 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $18 ($17 for seniors or students) by calling the Possum Ticketline at 302-856-4560. After the curtain closes on the final performance of “An Inspector Calls,” New Faces of Shakespeare, a group based at Possum Point Players, will take over the stage. Director Beverly Smith of Seaford procured from the American Shakespeare Center a shorter version of “Taming of the Shrew.” The cast includes regulars from the group that meets monthly at Possum Hall, as well as others from the area’s theatrical community. The performance of Taming of the Shrew is Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling the Possum Ticketline at 302-856-4560. There will be no assigned seating for this production.
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Two Coast Day visitors check out a spider crab at the Coast Day touch tank. Photo by Kathy Atkinson
Ballroom dancing at Del Tech
Acquire or improve your ballroom dancing skills at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Learn how to navigate the dance floor at weddings, proms, cruises and parties. All swing, foxtrot and rhumba classes are held from 7-8 p.m.; cha cha, waltz and tango classes are held from 8-9 p.m. Discover how easy it can be to learn ballroom dancing when the steps are broken down using a fun and easy method. Twelve-session courses for both beginners and intermediate dancers begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Not sure ballroom dancing is for you? Beginners can attend a free session on Tuesday, Sept. 15; a free session for intermediate ballroom dancers is offered on Monday, Sept. 21. For more information or to register for a ballroom dancing course or free class, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Dutch Country’s 20th Anniversary
Plan to attend Dutch Country Market’s 20th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11233 Trussum Pond Road in Laurel. Special events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chainsaw carving, buggy rides, moon bounce, apple butter cooking and more. Call Glenda Petersheim at 302-846-0644 for more information.
Fall plant sale
Get everything you need for your fall gardening at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Look-In Glass Shoppe from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at the “East Coast Perennials” plant sale. Join us for savings on mums, bulbs, pansies, pumpkins, Halloween items, gifts, birding supplies and more. The sale will be held rain or shine in the picnic area behind the hospital. All proceeds will benefit Nanticoke Health Services.
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We must have been paid to destroy our toys, clothes I have been trying to recall as ony indsor young’uns why me and my brothI think we were so ers, who had very little in the way of destructive we could tear toys and gadgets, up a Superball. were so prone to tearing things up. Raising three boys back in the 1960’s was not an easy task for Mom and Dad, but come Christmas they did all they could to make sure we got toys. Birthdays brought cake and ice cream, but no presents. We got new clothes in September when school started and again at Christmas, other than that it was hand-me-downs or go naked. So, you would think if we only got toys and new clothes at Christmas we would be careful to take care of them throughout the year – not the case. I think we were so destructive we could tear up a Superball. And any young’un who could tear up a ball of concentrated rubber could tear up anything. If we didn’t tear it up, we would lose parts. We never lost the entire toy, just parts of the toy. Come mid-January we would be pushing Tonka trucks around in the yard on three wheels, fire engines without the rubber water shooting hose and using a capshooting pistol minus a trigger. It was not that we were intentionally destructive like Mom and Dad thought, it was more that we just did not take care of things. I don’t know what was wrong with us. I know I was the same with clothes. I would get a new pair of shoes and instead of walking like a normal human being, I would shuffle my feet across the floor like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I would wear out the sole of my shoes before I got my first report card. By November the toes of my shoes looked like I had used them to kick field goals for the Washington Redskins. What was it about me and my brothers that made us think there would be replacements for our worn and broken toys and clothes? It was not like I could go to Dad and show him my headless Rock-em-Sock-em Robots and he would rush out and get me a new one. If I had done anything like that I would have been lucky to not join my robots in the headless category. It was best to be quiet about broken toys and live with them. That is why we had no problem playing with toys that were lacking many of the useful attachments and parts that originally came with them.
I don’t think Dad was aware that we had broken a toy unless we brought it to his attention, which we did not. It was an unspoken policy in our house – “break a toy, you now own a broken version of the toy that was bought for you,” period. Today we seem to live in a
time when parents will replace broken toys like they own stock in the company. Mom had a policy about buying toys even at Christmas – “no little pieces.” I am still hearing stories from Mom about how she can recall finding spare parts from checkers games, Monopoly and Cootie Bugs in the crevices of the couch
and chairs or clogging up her vacuum cleaner, throughout the entire year. I wish I had been able to keep my toys in one piece to pass down to my son and his kids. Who am I kidding? If I had managed to save any of those toys, I am sure I would have sold them on eBay by now.
DAY & NIGHT Delaware’s seatbelt use rate is down, and more than half of the Delawareans killed in car crashes this year were not wearing seatbelts. So we’re stepping up enforcement, especially after dark. Buckling up can save your life both day and night. Buckle up. It’s the law.
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Stage is set in Bridgeville for ‘Mayor Cupcake’
This temporary Bridgeville sign covers the original sign and is vandalized by local punks as part of the storyline in the movie. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty At left, Judd Nelson, playing the mayor’s husband, wears a nail apron from H. C. Layton’s Hardware in Bridgeville. Photo by E.W. Faircloth Lea Thompson amid all the film crew at Jimmy’s Restaurant which was closed this week for the filming of “Mayor Cupcake.” Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
Lea Thompson, the actress who plays Mary Maroni, aka “Cupcake Mayor,” takes a break from filming at the Bridgeville Town Hall. Photo by E.W. Faircloth
Lea Thompson talks to the cameraman while filming at the Bridgeville Town Hall. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
The film crew prepares for next scene at the Bridgeville Historical Society’s park on William Street. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
Lea Thompson talks to the cameraman while filming in a temporary potter’s field set up in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
Lea Thompson waits for the “action” call as filming continues near the RAPA Scrapple plant in Bridgeville. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
Actor Judd Nelson works to repair a damaged window at town hall. The nail apron from H. C. Layton Hardware is one of many props purchased locally for the movie. Photo by Kay Sue Hardesty
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Trip to benefit new Seaford Library
Hackett speaks to local Soroptimist International Kate Hackett, director of land protection for The Nature Conservancy’s Delaware chapter, spoke to Soroptimist International of Seaford on Sept. 3. The Nature Conservancy, a worldwide organization, was founded in 1951, and now has over one million members. It protects 117 million acres and 5,000 miles of streams in 30 countries. The Delaware chapter was established in 1990 and has over 3,000 members. “Our mission is to protect biodiversity on Earth,” Hackett said. “We do that by protecting habitats on land and in water.” The Conservancy has identified three critical areas in Delaware where they are working to preserve natural habitats: Delaware Bayshores, Blackbird Creek and Forest, and the Nanticoke River, which has been a big focus, according to Hackett. Hackett identified three major conservation threats, which include invasive species, incompatible development and habitat fragmentation. Hackett also cited critical issues which have developed in recent years: climate change; energy demand and expansion of infrastructure; and intergenerational transfer of land. “Alternative energy eats up the landscape so we are trying to find a balance,” Hackett said. “We are trying to work with utilities
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companies to preserve as much as we can. We are trying to be proactive instead of reactive.” “There is a mutual benefit between people and land,” she continued. “We find ourselves removed from this today.” The Conservancy is a non-profit organization funded primarily by individual donors or foundations. A yearly membership costs $25. To join or volunteer, call The Nature Conservancy at 302-654-4707 or visit www.nature.org/delaware.
cruise to Bermuda on April 25, 2010 on the elegant cruise ship Celebrity Summit. Staterooms are priced per person at $975 for Interior, $1195 for Ocean-view and $1495 for Deluxe Ocean-view with Veranda. The price includes roundtrip, bus transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, New Jersey. Reservations must be made by Oct. 1, 2009. For details call Barb Stetzer at 302-628-3300, or email Barb@misty-travel.com Any questions regarding the new library should be directed to Barbara Allen at 629-2101 or library director John Painter at 629-2524.
Seaford Historical Society’s to hold fall Victorian Tea at Ross Mansion By Anne Nesbitt
The Seaford Historical Society’s annual fall Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Ross Mansion on Ross Station Road (formerly North Pine Street Extended). This festive activity offers an excellent opportunity for gracious entertaining in the ambiance of the historic mansion. It is reminiscent of the pre-Civil War days when Governor Ross’s wife entertained her friends. Hostesses and servers in period Costume add to the aura of the event. John Kisela will travel from room-to-
room performing on a dulcimer, a stringed instrument of the 1700s, recreating musical sounds of centuries ago. Guests may tour the 13-room mansion which is fully furnished with antiques of the period, many of which formerly belonged to the Governor Ross family. Charge for the tea is $10 per person. Reservations are required and may be made in multiples of two by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Seating is arranged with four people at each table. Persons who wish to sit together should so indicate when making reservations. Only 40 people can be accommodated.
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...how will the new plan do anything to stop the current plunge to the bottom if the current proposals are simple “deficit neutral”?
Hostility makes no sense, but neither does health care plan
I’m not exactly sure what it is, but as I read Hope Whaley’s letter in the September 10 issue of the Seaford Star, I was again reminded of something that appears to be unique in the Republican view of President Obama. It isn’t so much that the Republican conservatives disagree with him, but that they appear to do so rabidly, literally foaming at the mouth. Their entire hearts
and souls have been so aroused that common courtesy and discourse has long since disappeared. Whether statements made are based upon fact or fiction is entirely irrelevant. Or, whether the statements made have any true significance is irrelevant. The boogieman is in the White House! Get out the lynching rope and let’s go after him, or so it would seem. I think a bit of respect is in order. Rabid monologues reflect badly on those espousing them. Now, to President Obama’s speech before Congress. I was hoping for more. Yes, he strove to the liberal heart, stressing the innate generous character that is America. But, I had problems with a health plan that would not add a dime to the national debt, yet would cost $900 billion over 10 years.
Guest Column Small town kid with big dreams
“Life is funny... but dreams can come true.” An inspirational story for young folks. By Kennedy L. Keenan I am not sure if too many sisters out there take the time to write about and speak so highly of their little brothers, but I will. As a matter of fact, growing up, my parents had to do all they could to keep my brother Zack and I from competing against each other. Whether it was on the sports field or at the dinner table fighting for the last piece of pizza in the box, we were always neck and neck with our daily sibling rivalries. Now, I am 22 years old, and I have come to really admire my 21-year-old younger brother. I hope that perhaps my brother’s story would be an inspiration to other young folks out there to keep trying as hard as they can to swim to the top, despite the many negative outcomes projected daily by the media for our younger generation. At the age of 15 Zack began playing Varsity football for Delmar. Despite being known for being one of the smallest men on the field (little #9), you could always count on him hitting the pads the hardest in order to protect his fellow running backs. However, when the whistle blew at the end of practice, many of his friends, would return home exhausted. Zack, struggling to sit still for long amounts of time to do homework, would anxiously await for the local volunteer fire whistle to go off through the night. It was these short little breaks in homework time that gave him reason to work harder, so that he could graduate and become a career firefighter someday. I do not believe Zack was ever a straight A student, but
Any efforts as to explaining where these savings were going to come from were wantonly missing or illusory, take your pick. And the Republicans have somehow failed to grab onto a sure winner, that, even if the new health care plan won’t cost an “additional” dime, what about the fact that Medicare, as-is, is rapidly driving toward insolvency? We seem to have forgotten in the current battle that the boat is already sinking. Well, almost. President Obama has said that, if we do nothing, we are headed for disaster. Okay. He’s acknowledged the boat is sinking. But how will the new plan do anything to stop the current plunge to the bottom if the current proposals are simple “deficit neutral”?
he did have a passion for something, and by respecting everyone he came in contact with, he continued to work hard to get decent grades so that he could graduate. While juggling math and science studies, he would also read books on how to deliver babies and break into cars with the jaws of life. He knew at a very young age, the talent God had given him to give to the world — firefighting. Moreover, Zack realized graduating high school was something all young folks just have to do in order to set the stage for dreams to come true. And in 2006, he did. He was then a new high school graduate and barely 18, when he decided he would continue to pursue his dream of becoming a career fire fighter on the island of Hawaii. He was an avid surfer and there could be nothing better than firefighting and surfing in Hawaii. Zack lived in Hawaii for almost a year when a sudden tragedy overcame him. Coming back to the states for a short visit near Thanksgiving, Zack was found unconcious in our home by a close friend. Our family had been away on a small trip and hadn’t heard from Zack, who had stayed behind because he didn’t want to miss the good waves coming in from a storm. One of his surfing buddies, had been calling him to go snag some waves, and after failed attempts to reach him, went to our home and found a very sick boy who had been unconcious, in a coma-state, which lasted for nearly three days. It seemed like everyone in the community responded to our house as soon as his name went across the emergency response airways. He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis, a severe influenza attack on the brain and spinal cord. At the young age of 19, he was Continued on page 47
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After hearing President Obama’s speech, I concluded that he is an excellent orator, but, until he proves otherwise, he seems to lack a bit of Richard J. Daley. “Richard J. who,” you ask? You have to be from Chicago to truly understand what that means. I’m from Chicago, although I’ve lived some 32 years here in Seaford. Chicago politics means “The Machine”. The head of the machine is the mayor, Richard J. Daley, Jr., and his father before him. It is an accepted fact by Chicagoans that the city is run by a machine. How much “you wipe my back and I’ll wipe yours” is there, I don’t know, but I’m thinking a whole lot. So, why do Chicagoans put up with, even favor, the machine? Simple. The city runs like a clock. Illinois is so adept at machine politics that it regularly sends its governors to jail. The best bet Obama has on a Richard J. Daley look-alike is Rahm Emanual, Obama’s Chief of Staff. This is a real head beater type guy, someone that would fit right into the Chicago scene. But then, why shouldn’t he, being from Chicago? I think Obama’s problem is that he’s too much the idealist, the nice guy. Guess that’s why I like him so much. But, he very well may need some real head butting lessons to get his health care bill passed. This bruising battle will certainly toughen him up. As for the Republican opposition, I understand that 80% of the current bills all are agreeable to. It’s that last 20% that’s causing so much grief. That, and a lot of misinformation and, yes, rabid, foaming language that doesn’t help to get the job done. I share the concern that we may not be able to afford everything. So, let’s try to get the best bill we can. We need to get tort reform into the bill. That’s a Republican point and a good one. I’m sure that thoughtful Republicans can offer more good proposals. Like President Obama, I want this to be a bi-partisan bill, something that we can all be proud of. Unfortunately, he has beat his head trying to accomplish this with almost nothing to show for it but a lot of bruises. So, rather than being against, how about offering positive, worthwhile suggestions? What I’m actually hearing is the equivalent of “I’m against eveything. If Jesus Christ were to run for public office, I’d be against him, too.” Richard T. Eger
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Success comes to those who never give up President Barack Obama on September 8 spoke to students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. The message was shared with students across America. While he made many good points, one message I think was of particular importance, and that is learning from our failures and not giving up. Following is an excerpt from his speech.
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Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it. I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work, that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things. But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try. That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowl-
ing’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying. No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work. The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best. President Barack Obama Submit items by email to us at editor@ mspublications.com. Include your name, hometown and a daytime phone number.
Guest Column: Pulling through despite the odds
Continued from page 46 given a 30% chance to live, and was not expected to live for more than two days. Surrounded by the community, our family really came to realize Zack’s effect on people. Young members of the fire department would hold us tightly and tell us that the reason they joined the department to help save lives was because of him. Fellow team mates showed up and filled the waiting room with laughter and lively spirits, some of whom saying that Zack helped them turn to football instead of drugs to get them through school. It meant so much to us that they were all there. Despite the odds, Zack pulled through. He woke up three days later, immediatley flirting with the nurses in hopes to better his chances of them clearing him for a surf trip that he was to attend in California a week later. Of course the doctors did not let him go, knowing he would have to stay in the house for a month afterwards so that he would not be exposed to germs. He was provided with a stay-athome nurse, hooked up to an I.V. and was monitored very closely. Instead of moping around feeling sorry for himself, Zack decided he would open up a Surfing Clothing Line while healing. He named his clothing line “Island Wonderz.” By the time he finished his treatments a month later, and at the age of 20, he was the new designer and owner of Island Wonderz surf-wear. We begged Zack to stay home from Hawaii in order to continue doctor checkups for a complete recovery. So, taking life as it was, Zack decided to apply in a very competitive application
process to become a career firefighter in Salisbury. Completing physical examinations (despite recently being deathly ill) he finished at the top of his class, and did extremely well on his written examinations. A few weeks later, Zack was blessed to be hired as a career firefighter with Salisbury. He still volunteers with Delmar Fire Department as well. His pursuit of happiness doesn’t stop there. He decided, since he could not go to Hawaii due to doctor check-ups, that he would bring Hawaii to the shore. In addition to working as a full-time career fire fighter, Zack, at the age of 21, opened up his own Tanning Salon and Surf Shop named “Island Wonderz” in Delmar. And this week, approaching his one-year anniversary, he will be giving away free tans to any community member who walks through the door in appreciation for all their support over the past couple of years. If you are young and say you cannot dream big in life, think again. The world awaits you. Find the talent that God gave you and use it. This life is so precious. Don’t waste it. I think younger folks need to hear stories like this. This is just a small town kid with big dreams. He has surfed the biggest of waves in the world, survived the lowest of valleys in life, found the job of his life, designed a clothing line, and has opened up a business in the process. Who knows what’s next? Who know’s what is next for any of us? We will never know, unless we give it a try.
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