News Briefs

May 3, 2013
Sussex 911 Awareness Day is May 9

Sussex County 911 Awareness Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rud­der Lane, Georgetown. Some of the displays and activities will include Delaware State Police K-9 demonstrations; police cars; fire trucks; Millsboro fire safety house; ambulances; paramedic units; county and state com­mand units; Vince and Larry crash dummies; 911 education; and tours of the operations area. Agencies taking part include Delaware State Fire School; Delaware Emergency Manage­ment Agency; Department of Natural Resources and Environ­mental Control; and State Fire Marshal’s Office. For more in­formation, contact Dennis Swain at 855-2980 or Richard Short at 855-7802. Admission is free.

Sussex County Council meeting on May 7

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the county administration build­ing on The Circle in Georgetown. On the agenda is a presentation on sea-level rise and a legislative update. See a complete agenda at

Delaware letter carriers to help Stamp Out Hunger May 11

Delaware letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger in order to provide food assistance to Delawareans who depend on the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of hunger-relief part­ners for support. To help Stamp Out Hunger, simply leave a bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and cereals next to the mailbox prior to the time of reg­ular mail delivery Saturday, May 11.

Food items should be in non­breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Postal customers will also receive a special Stamp Out Hunger plastic bag in their mailbox a few days prior to the drive. Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year, letter carriers in Delaware collected more than 202,000 pounds of food for Dela­wareans struggling to put meals on the table. The 2012 amount was up 232 percent compared to what was collected in 2011.

“The annual Stamp Out Hun­ger food drive comes at a very critical time for us,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “This an­nual food drive allows us to stock the shelves of our partner agen­cies just in time for the summer months. Last year Delawareans stepped up in a major way. The outpouring of support from the community was simply amazing. As letter carriers were returning to local post offices, we couldn’t fill our trucks fast enough with the volume of donations coming in. We hope to exceed last year’s total.” The Food Bank of Dela­ware’s most-needed food items include: tuna fish, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, ce­real, pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned soups and canned meats.

For details about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort go to

Rehoboth workshop meeting cancelled

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners have cancelled the Monday, May 6 workshop meet­ing due to a lack of agenda items.

The commissioners’ next scheduled workshop is Monday, June 3.

Rehoboth board meeting cancelled

The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment has cancelled its Monday, May 13 meeting due to a lack off agenda items. The board’s next scheduled meeting is Monday, June 24.

Rehoboth committee cancels meeting

The Rehoboth Beach Parks and Shade Tree Commission has cancelled its Monday, May 27 meeting. The meeting was cancelled due to Memorial Day holiday and a lack of agenda items.

Rehoboth animal committee to meet

The Rehoboth Beach Animal Issues Committee will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, May 6, in the city commissioners’ room, to report on the operations of the city’s trap, neuter and release pro­gram. The committee will also report on collaborative activities with Delaware Humane Associa­tion and discuss the concept of pet pickups for the city.

Sussex County libraries will be closed May 9

Sussex County’s three librar­ies – South Coastal, Milton and Greenwood – will be closed Thursday, May 9, to allow staffs to attend the Delaware-Maryland Library Association Conference in Ocean City, Md.


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