News Briefs

October 22, 2013

Benefit set for EMT Lombardo family

The family of Sussex County Paramedics' Emergency Medical Technician Jim Lombardo is in need of the community's help to meet serious family medical needs.  To that end, Bethany Blues Restaurant in Lewes is hosting a Family Fundraising Night on Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all checks presented with a fundraising coupon to the Lombardo family. For further information contact Bethany Blues at 644-2500.

Cape Henlopen school board meets Oct. 24

The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 6 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 24, in the cafeteria of Beacon Middle School for its regular meeting.The board will hear an update on the land purchase for a new elementary school and on the final 2014 budget. Discussion on a school resource officer also will be held.

Lewes BPW to discuss wastewater fee

Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in City Hall.

Agenda items include gen­eral discussion of a proposed resolution to increase waste­water connection charges to reflect increases in the Consum­er Price Index; discussion of the Chesapeake Investment Group third-quarter report; and discus­sion of 2014 insurance renewal. For a complete agenda visit City Hall, the Lewes Public Library, or go to

Seminar on restorative justice set for Oct. 24

The “Restorative Justice: Positive Change for Prison and Beyond” presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 24, but it has been downgraded to enhance its effectiveness as a seminar for only 25 people, in a different lo­cation and time, said Dr. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko of Lewes, ex­ecutive director of the Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice Inc., the organizer of the event.

“Restorative justice is a per­spective that creates processes for advancing the goals that ad­dress people’s needs, promotes accountability and supports all parties involved in a crime,” says Calvachi-Mateyko.

This event is offered in part­nership with the Arsht-Cannon Fund, part of the Delaware Community Fund; the Univer­sity of Delaware Sociology and Criminal Justice Department; Delaware Pacem in Terris; Dela­ware League of Women Voters; The Way Home; the Delaware Hispanic Commission; and the U.S.A. Mennonite Central Committee Restorative Justice Program.

For more information, contact Calvachi-Mateyko at 717-951-0905 or 302-645-2657 or

Flood insurance workshop set for Lewes

A public workshop on flood insurance will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Cannon Lab, Room 104, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Cam­pus in Lewes.

Michael Powell, Department of Natural Resources and En­vironmental Control’s flood mitigation program coordinator, will discuss the National Flood Insurance Program and new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps.

Participants will learn about the risk assessment, mapping, and planning partners program, and websites where they can obtain information about their home’s or community’s pro­jected flood hazards risk.

Delaware Sea Grant, the City of Lewes and Delaware De­partment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are workshop sponsors. All Lew­es residents planning to attend should contact Lisa Dorey by Friday, Oct. 25, at 302- 645-4234, or email

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