News Briefs

December 18, 2012
Cape Gazette posts holiday deadline schedule

To accommodate holiday closings and mail delivery, the Cape Gazette will publish its Tuesday, Dec. 25 paper on Monday, Dec. 24 and its Tuesday, Jan. 1 paper on Monday, Dec. 31. Classified and retail advertising and news deadlines for those two editions will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20 and 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27. For the Friday, Dec. 28 edition, classified and retail advertising and news deadline will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21. For the Friday, Jan. 4 edition, classified and retail advertising and news deadline will be 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31. The Cape Gazette offices at Nassau will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. The Cape Gazette wishes everyone safe and happy holidays.

Bus trip set to Obama inauguration Jan. 21

A bus trip is slated to President Barack Obama's second inaugural ceremony in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, departing Mt. Zion Church in Ellendale at 5 a.m., with pickup at Milford Hardee's at 5:15 a.m. and Dover Kmart at 5:30 a.m. There will be a quick breakfast stop en route (Hardee's) and dinner stop on return at Old Country Buffet.  Seats are limited; $30 round trip; meals not included. There is a $10 non-refundable deposit. Final payment due by Friday, Jan. 4.

For tickets or information, call Andrea Miller at 302-398-9644 or 302-670-3763. The Rev. A. Iona Smith Nze, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, said, "The ceremony is part two of a historic occasion, an answer to the hopes and dreams of our ancestors, both Democrat and Republican, all culminating in one place on the day the nation will celebrate the life, faith and hope of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

The dream is not dead. We are standing at the mountaintop, ready for the dawning of a new day."

Rehoboth to consider approval of garden

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners will consider the approval of a sister cities garden in Cranberry Park off Lake Gerar at the commissioners’ meeting 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, in the city commissioners’ room.

The garden, proposed by Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Association as a gift to the city, would include benches, a plaza, walkways, a pergola and other associated amenities. The garden would be located Cranberry Park, at the intersection of Third Street and Olive Avenue, across from Bad Hair Day. In addition, the commissioners could approve a memorandum of understanding between Rehoboth Sister Cities Association and the city.

The commissioners will also hold two permit of compliance hearings. The first is for Grotto Pizza, 36 Rehoboth Ave., to modify the floor plan of an existing restaurant that also includes a patio. The second hearing is a request by SNL LLC, owners of Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., to modify its floor plan. In new business, the commissioners will consider accepting the city audit, as prepared by Barbacane, Thornton and Company for the fiscal year ending March 31, as well as consider becoming a member of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and funding for a city representative to participate in association activities.

Finally, the commissioners will consider adoption of a resolution requesting that the planning commission study and develop amendments to the tree ordinance.

Milton to discuss college campus location

Milton Town Council will hold its second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Milton Public Library. The only item on the agenda is a discussion regarding a college campus location opportunity. For more information, call town hall at 302-645-7700.

Clean Water Advisory Council to meet

The Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council will hold a meeting beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Room 220, 555 South Bay Road, Dover. The agenda includes updates on the Bridgeville and Greenwood wastewater user charge agreement; City of Rehoboth Beach environmental impact statement on the outfall disposal update; proposed Clean Water Advisory Council legislative changes;  and community water quality improvement grants funding recommendation. For more information call 302-739-9941.

Lewes to vote on land purchase Dec. 19

Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, in City Hall. On the agenda is discussion and action to acquire land for uses such as the future site of the Lewes Public Library, a trailhead and other purposes deemed appropriate by city council.

Cape graduation requirements increase

The Cape school board unanimously voted Dec. 13 to increase the number of credits required to graduate to 26 starting with next year's freshman class. Students graduating from Cape currently are required to have 22 credits to graduate, but that number will increase to 24 for the class of 2015. With the board's most recent vote, the class of 2017 will be required to have 26 credits in order to graduate. The additional credits will be in social studies and science.

The board also directed Superintendent Robert Fulton to form a committee to examine the possibility of creating a uniform dress code for the school district.