Cape Life Briefs

March 7, 2018

Lewes High School Class of 1968 to plan 50th reunion

Members of the Lewes High School Class of 1968 are seeking classmates to gather for a 50th class reunion. Send contact information to Larry Daisey at or leave a message at 302-856-6670.

Volunteers needed at Prime Hook Refuge store

The Friends of Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge is a volunteer organization that supports the refuge through donations and sale of merchandise in the Friends store. This is a critical service to provide the refuge with needed financial assistance as a result of the cutbacks to National Wildlife Programs. For more information about Prime Hook, go to

The Friends are seeking volunteers to work in the store at Prime Hook. The store greets and orients visitors to the refuge as well as handling merchandise sales. The store is open up to seven days a week. There are two volunteer shifts daily from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. For more information on volunteering, contact Anne Bartel at

Advance tickets required for Vietnam veterans dinner March 9

Tickets are on sale for Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America's 9th Annual Fried Oyster and Dumpling Dinner to begin at 6 p.m., Friday, March 9, at Felton Fire Hall.

After a social hour, the dinner menu will include chicken salad, green beans, coleslaw, coffee, tea and dessert. Proceeds go toward maintenance of the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover. The park includes memorials to those lost in Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East, in addition to a Gold Star Mothers and Families memorial. The park is also the home of a War Dog memorial and a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter.

The popular dinner, which is open to the public, will include silent and live auctions, a 50/50 and a raffle for a named memorial brick to be placed in the park.

Tickets are $30 but must be purchased in advance. "Only 320 tickets are available and will sell out quickly, so we ask folks to get them early," said Woody Postle, dinner coordinator. For more information, to donate an auction item or to purchase tickets, contact Postle at 302-678-2410 or

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Girl Scouts set in Millsboro March 10

Girl Scout Service Unit 14 will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Indian River Volunteer Fire Company Station 1, 32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. Menu includes meatballs, pasta, sauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Carryout is available. Cost is $7, with children under 4 admitted free. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts from Long Neck, Millsboro, Oak Orchard, Georgetown, Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville, Ocean View, Bethany, Fenwick and Gumboro. Buy tickets from any Girl Scout or at the door. For more information, call 302-841-3697.

Story of Long Neck program set March 12

The GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River invites the public to a special educational program, the Very Interesting Story of Long Neck, Delaware, including tips on how to use the internet for researching family history. When Clubwoman E. Michele Smith moved to Long Neck, she was curious about its history and did internet research on the area. She has a very interesting story back to when the Indians lived in the area and how Long Neck was developed. The presentation will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, March 12, at the Indian River Yacht Club, 31398 River Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact Jackie Horst at 410-375-2092.

‘Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly’ program set March 13

In honor of Women’s History Month, the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View will host Delaware Humanities speaker Sharon Moore at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, to present “Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly.” The program is free and open to the public. A smorgasbord dinner will follow with a requested donation of $5 for members and $8 for guests. The address is 30637 Cedar Neck Road in the Cedar Bay Development. To reserve a seat for the speaker or dinner, call 302-539-2671.

Friends of Rehoboth Public Library to hold annual meeting March 13

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, at All Saints’ parish hall on Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. All are invited as members vote to elect officers and directors whose terms are expiring. Members will also be voting on proposed amendments to by-laws to expand the maximum number of directors on the board from 15 to 20. The Friends has raised more than $375,000 since its founding, through members’ dues and fundraising events such as the annual Rehoboth Run-for-the-Books 5K and its summer cocktail party. New members are always welcome, and community members are invited to suggest candidates to fill additional board seats that may be created. For more information, email

Archaeologist to discuss DelDOT Cultural Resource Program March 15 in Lewes

The Archaeological Society of Delaware, Sussex County Chapter will host Heidi Krofft, a State of Delaware archaeologist with the Delaware Department of Transportation, at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the Lewes History Museum, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes. She will offer an illustrated presentation, Infrastructure Meets Archaeology: An Overview of DelDOT’s Cultural Resource Program, to discuss Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the importance of preservation and applications to infrastructure of the State of Delaware. The presentation is free and open to the public, no reservations required. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

The Sussex County Chapter meets monthly and welcomes all members of the community interested in archaeology across the Cape Region and the county. Students of all ages are especially encouraged to attend. Memberships are available for a small fee and may include participation in field projects or simply attending and learning about the vast resources applied in field sites and projects that lead to exciting and revealing discoveries.

Volunteer information session set at Delaware Hospice March 15

Delaware Hospice will host a Brown Bag Lunch and volunteer information session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28371 DuPont Blvd., Millsboro. Attendees will learn about all aspects of volunteering with Delaware Hospice. Volunteers perform a variety of duties such as visiting patients, check-in calls, database entry, clerical duties and event planning. All are welcome. For more information, go to or contact Maxine Middlebrook at 302-856-7717.

AAUW Coastal-Georgetown to meet March 15

The American Association of University Women Coastal-Georgetown Branch will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. The presentation topic is Deeper in Debt and What AAUW is Doing About it - Start Smart and Work Smart. Speakers will be Cristi Gillean, Coastal-Georgetown branch president, and Penny Deiner, Delaware AAUW president. For non-AAUW members to reserve a place at the luncheon, contact Sharon Stein at

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information, contact Pat at

Historic marker unveiling honoring Melvin L. Joseph set March 17

The Delaware Public Archives will unveil a historic marker in honor of businessman and auto racing pioneer Melvin Joseph at 3:45 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Georgetown Speedway. Joseph built the speedway in 1949. Many racing legends got their start at Georgetown’s half-mile dirt oval. The Delaware Stock Car Racing Association sanctioned the first race at the speedway March 18, 1950. The speedway was NASCAR-sanctioned from 1953 to 1957 and from 1959 to 1963. Over the years, the Georgetown Speedway has become well known across the county for its role in the development of stock car racing.

Friends of Cape Henlopen park seek donations for March 17 flea market

The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will hold their annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at the Officer’s Club in the park. There will be selection of merchandise including Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park logo T-shirts and caps in a variety of colors and sizes. This year, the Friends’ Café will feature refreshments that include hot dogs, chili, large pretzels and baked goods. Anyone wishing to donate items in good condition may drop them off at the Officer’s Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 16. Clothing is not being accepted or sold.

This is a rain or shine event. The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who donate their time to promote one of the crown jewels of Delaware’s state parks. Its volunteers are strongly committed to public education about the park and believe that education leads to appreciation, conservation and preservation. Friends volunteers also participate in a monthly trails day and a variety of other direct activities, and Friends raise money for specific park projects such as the Bike Barn, the Hawk Watch renovation and the playground. For more information, go to, email or call 302-858-6127.

American Legion Post 28 membership spaghetti dinner March 18

American Legion Post 28 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 18. Tickets are $5 per person and include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, tea and coffee. Anyone who has been considering joining the American Legion family may bring a copy of the DD214, fill out an application, pay dues and get a free dinner. The address is 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Tickets are available from the auxiliary, at the bar, or from Linda, 302-945-5387 or Beth, 302-381-3897.

Cape Henlopen Senior Center pancake breakfast set March 22

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is having an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday, March 22. For a fee of $5, attendees will enjoy delicious pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee; support the senior center; take part in the fellowship of friends; and start the day off right. This event is open to the public. The senior center is at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. For more information, call 302-227-2055.

#FBF family game night set at Rehoboth library March 23

Rehoboth Beach Library will host #FBF, a free game night at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, for families to enjoy a variety of video games on vintage consoles. There will also be board games for the more analog-inclined. Snacks will be provided. To register, go to or call 302-227-8044. 

Community quilting bee set at March 24

Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at Saint Jude Catholic Church, Lewes. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County.

The public is invited for a day of fun and creativity. All materials are provided. Those who do not know how to sew will be taught. Those who can bring a sewing machine are asked to do, and all are asked to  bring a covered dish to share at lunch.

For future bees, the group will welcome donations of pure cotton fabrics and flannel, 100 percent cotton thread and low-loft batting. Due to hot irons and extension cords, small children may not attend. For more information, call Jan at 302-287-9323

Scrapbooking and craft supplies sale to benefit 4-H March 24

A unique yard sale of scrapbooking and craft supplies will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the UD Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover. The event is sponsored by the Kent County 4-H Exchange Group to help raise money to support hosting an interstate exchange student program. Cost to rent a space to sell unwanted scrapbooking and craft supplies is $20, which includes two tables and chairs. General admission is $1 per person. Food will be available from the 4-H Exchange Group. For more information, contact Lynn Wilkins at 302-222-0257 or or the Kent County Extension Office at 302-730-4000.

Distinguished Young Women scholarship program seeks interest by April 1

Distinguished Young Women is a nonprofit which provides college scholarships and personal growth opportunities to young women who are looking to go to college. Specifically, the program focuses on the three areas of scholarship, leadership and talent. The program for Delaware, which will be held at Possum Point Players’ Possum Hall theater in Georgetown, is coming up in August for the Class of 2019 to help girls build life skills like job interviewing and public speaking. More than $1 billion in scholarships is available nationally to participants each year. There are colleges that offer scholarships to young women just for participating. Whether they win a scholarship or not, every girl walks away with new skills that will serve her well after graduation. Participation is free. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 1. For more information or to apply, call 302-542-2065, email or go to

Collectors day at Air Mobility Command Museum set April 14

The 16th Annual Air Mobility Command Museum Collectors Day will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at the museum, 1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base.The event is free and open to the public. Tables must be reserved in advance at no charge. Participants may bring their own collections of sports memorabilia, Beanie Babies or early American currency. Over the years, participants have shared collections of turn-of-the-century postcards, WWI uniforms, pocket watches, trench art, model aircraft engines and sunflower jewelry. All Delmarva residents are encouraged to bring their favorite collection to the museum and share it for the day, or just drop by and check out everyone's personal collections. There will be prizes for best overall exhibit and most unusual collection. Setup starts at 7:30 a.m. and doors open at 9 a.m. Tear down is at 2 p.m. No weapons or inappropriate material. Take Exit 91 off  Route 1 and follow the signs. Admission and parking are free. For more information or to reserve a table, go to

Register by April 16 for paint event at Cape Henlopen Senior Center

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host Painting with Judy from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 20. Cost is $20 per person and includes all materials. Preregistration is required by Monday, April 16. Light refreshments will be available. Participants will be painting a picture titled “Cheer Daisies.” A copy is currently on display for those who would like a preview. The senior center is at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. For more information or to register, call 302-227-2055. 

Low-cost vaccination clinic set April 22 in Rehoboth

Delaware Humane Association will offer a low-cost vaccination clinic from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22, at the Midway Plaza location, 18675 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. At the clinic, low-cost vaccinations, microchipping and more are available. Vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian. For more information, go to and search events for vaccination clinics.

Register by April 23 for humorous seminar set at Cape Henlopen Senior Center

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host a seminar featuring Lyn Widmyer, author of “Chasing Pills: I Must Be Old, I Have a Pill Dispenser” at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26. Widmyer approaches the aging process with humor and a zest for life. She will be discussing her insights on topics such as how to live with a hard-of-hearing spouse, dealing with confusing medical bills, understanding computers, avoiding “old-people noises” and traveling light. For all book club readers this should be an interesting subject. The seminar is free but registration is required by Monday, April 23. The senior center is at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. For more information or to register, call 302-227-2055. 

Optimist Club meets first and third Mondays

The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are invited to join. For more information, contact Connie and Tom Sohnleitner at

Lewes library seeks groups to display information in lobby

Nonprofit organizations or community groups looking to reach more people may be able to place information in the lobby display case at Lewes Public Library. The library is seeking groups to organize informational displays for a two-week period in its lobby display case which is seen by the hundreds of people who walk through the library doors every day. For nonprofit agencies, this is an opportunity to educate the community. For community groups, this is a chance to let others know what they offer and to recruit new members. To schedule a time period, contact Rebecca Lowe, library development director, at 302-645-2733, Ext. 4117, or

Commemorative brick paver sale to benefit Rehoboth library

Rehoboth Beach Public Library is now selling commemorative brick pavers to be engraved with memories or milestones such as remembering loved ones, weddings, births, graduations and anniversaries. The library has adopted the fundraiser from Rehoboth Beach Main Street. Each commemorative brick is $175, and all purchases are 100 percent tax deductible. Proceeds will help the Rehoboth library maintain its commitment to the vibrant seaside community. Commemorative bricks are installed in the Penny Lane area, in the beach block between Rehoboth and Wilmington avenues. For more information or to purchase a brick, go to, or call 302-227-8044.

Vietnam Veterans of America seeks members

Sussex County Chapter 1105 Vietnam Veterans of America is conducting a membership drive. The VVA is a nonprofit service organization. Services and programs are funded by member dues and public donations. With over 75,000 national members, VVA provides a fellowship with people who share experiences, needs and hopes for the future. Members meet monthly for fellowship, volunteer opportunities, sharing information and planning community activities and services.

Membership is open to U.S. military veterans who served on active duty (for purposes other than training) in Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. Members may be as active as their time, talents and interests allow; they may simply take pride knowing that VVA membership helps the organization work for fellow Vietnam veterans.

For more information, call Joe at 302-542-3889.

Volunteers needed for Guardianship Monitoring Program

There are approximately 1,200 active adult guardianship cases in the State of Delaware. These vulnerable individuals are adults who have been deemed incapacitated by the Court of Chancery and have had guardians appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on their behalf. The Guardianship Monitoring Program is in need of volunteers to meet with these individuals, in care facilities as well as in the community, and to update the court on their current health and well-being. The program is seeking both individual volunteers and those interested in volunteering as partners, in all three Delaware counties. This is an extremely flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunity. Volunteers must be at least 18, pass a background check, have reliable transportation with valid insurance and attend a brief training session. For more information, contact Theresa Marsico, volunteer services coordinator, Office of the Public Guardian at or 302-223-1794.

Alliance for Racial Justice seeks members

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. Anyone who is interested in ending racism and its corrosive consequences is invited to join free. Monthly meetings are held at Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes. Monthly book discussions are held at Lewes library. For more information, to sign up for the newsletter and to see a calendar of events, go to

Lewes Public Library seeks input 

The Lewes Public Library is in the process of updating its five-year strategic plan. Members of the public are asked to take a few minutes to answer a few questions to help the library better serve their needs. Forms are available at the library circulation desk. To answer questions online, go to

Lewes library seeks community groups for lobby display

The Lewes Public Library is seeking groups to organize informational displays in its lobby display case, which is seen by the hundreds of people who walk through the library's doors every day. For nonprofit groups, this is an opportunity to educate the community about the services of their organizations. For community groups, this is a chance to let others know what they offer and recruit new members. To schedule a two-week time period in 2017, contact Rebecca Lowe, library development director, at 302-645-2733, Ext. 4117 or For more information, go to

PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets second Tuesdays

PFLAG–Rehoboth Beach provides support, education, and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face. It can be difficult to learn that oneself or a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. PFLAG provides a confidential setting that is respectful of human diversity. PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Lewes Public Library. Everyone is welcome. For more information, go to or contact Linda Gregory at 302-841-1339 or

Exercise classes offered at Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth

A variety of exercise classes for seniors who are 55 and older are offered at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at 11 Christian St. in Rehoboth Beach. Zumba Gold/Toning class is set 9:05 to 10 a.m. Fridays. Yoga is set 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi is set 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 11:05 a.m. to noon Fridays. Sit and Get Fit is offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays and from 10:05 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Arthritis exercises are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Dancercise is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays. Cost for each class is $5. All class instructors are certified. For more information about joining the Cape Henlopen Senior Center or to participate in any of these activities, call 302-227-2055.

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop seeks volunteers for furniture transport

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs volunteers one to two days per week to provide help, using their truck, to pick up and deliver donated furniture for the shop at 18675 Coastal Highway in the Midway Shopping Center. For more information, contact Joe at 302-644-2878.

Delaware Veterans Coalition website adds job and service information

In addition to carrying information about proposed legislation on its website, the Delaware Veterans Coalition is including events and offers for veterans. "While we don't endorse any offer, we felt it would be helpful to include some of the information we routinely receive relating to veterans," said Dave Skocik, coalition president. The information includes resume preparation, law clinics, business opportunities and other services. The website was designed to be user friendly. The Legislation button provides access to all proposed or pending legislation affecting Delaware veterans. It's important that veterans make themselves aware of proposals that affect them and their families. "Adding information about job and other opportunities is more important now than ever," said Skocik. The Delaware Veterans Coalition is a nonprofit, pro bono lobbying organization that advocates for issues that affect all generations of Delaware veterans with elected and public officials. The coalition's slogan is “Veterans are our only business." Membership is open to all honorably discharged military veterans residing in Delaware. For more information, go to

Italian Heritage Association seeks members who enjoy Italian culture

The Italian Heritage Association is a social club that meets once a month to enjoy learning the traditions of Italy and its people. Among its activities are holding potluck dinners of traditional cuisine, attending festivals, playing bocce and listening to members talk of families immigrating to America and their journeys in adapting to a new country. Whether of Italian descent or just enamored of Italian culture, those interested are welcome. Membership is now open. For more information, call Tony 302-947-0784.

Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers to read to children

Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. To sign up online, go to For more information, call 302-856-2527.

Delaware offers online help for veterans

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs has launched an online application for making donations to programs that serve veterans. Donors can easily make online contributions to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund and the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. To find the  DCVA mobile-friendly application, go to www, The commission is dedicated to assisting veterans and their family members in obtaining benefits and coordinating support programs. Users can designate donations to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund to help assist veterans with immediate needs or toward projects such as beautification of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries for commemorative events honoring Delaware veterans or the Memorial Tree in memory of a loved one. Donations can be made in honor of a specific individual or cause. For more information, go to