News Briefs

November 8, 2013
Viki Dee benefit rescheduled

A benefit for Rehoboth Beach-based singer Viki Dee has been moved and rescheduled to 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

The benefit will feature 15 local entertainers, silent and live auctions and a spaghetti dinner. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Maggio Shields Real Estate on Route 1, Sign-A-Rama and CAMP Rehoboth.

Dee, a popular local entertainer, lost her possessions and three animals in a house fire Oct. 20. Dee was performing at Delaware Distilling Company at the time of the fire. The benefit was to have taken place Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Rusty Rudder.

Rehoboth planners to meet Nov. 8

The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, in the city commissioners’ room to hold a preliminary review for three properties.

The commission will review a minor subdivision application for properties at 114 and 118 St. Lawrence St. and 113 Lake Dr., Owners Charles Bailey Jr., Kathleen Ann Bailey, David Rowland and Suzanne Rowland are seeking to divide the properties into three separate lots.

One lot would be 6,920 square feet; the lot facing St. Lawrence Street would be 5,025 square feet, and the lot facing Lake Drive would be 11,279 square feet. Attorney Veronica Faust has requested the minor subdivision on behalf of the owners.

The commission will elect new officers and welcome new member Paull Hubbard, who replaces Commissioner John Gauger.

In other business, the commission will continue discussion of possible changes and amendments to the city’s tree ordinance and update the status of an ordinance before the city commissioners that would increase side-yard setback requirements for properties with more than 50 feet of street frontage.

Canal bridge inspection will require closures

An inspection will be held over on the bridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Savannah Road between Front Street/Gills Neck Road and Anglers Drive in Lewes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. Rain date is Friday, Nov. 15.

DelDOT’s Bridge Management Section will be inspecting the bridge, and the right lane and shoulder will be closed on Savannah Road.

Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes.

Dewey commissioners to discuss surveillance cameras

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Commissioner Gary Mauler will hold a presentation on bids for surveillance cameras. Town council is then scheduled to vote to approve one of the bids.

Council is also scheduled to discuss parking on the bay side of Dickinson Avenue and renovations to Sunset Park.  For a complete agenda, go to

Council to hear appeal of Dewey rental license

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.  An appeal hearing will be held for the suspension of a business license to rent the home at 114 Chesapeake St.  For a complete agenda, go to

Lewes panel reviews townhouse requests

Lewes Board of Adjustment will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in City Hall.

The board will consider a request for a special exception by Clifford P. Diver Jr., owner of property at 402 East Savannah Road, to construct eight townhouses as permitted in the city’s zoning code table. The property is zoned Marine/Commercial.

Also on the agenda is consideration of a request for a special exception to build nine townhouses on the parcel at the corner of Anglers Road and East Savannah Road.

Ring W. Lardner, an engineer with Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc., is representing project developer Evergreene Companies LLC. The proposed use in the Marine/Commercial zone is permitted in the city’s zoning code table of permitted uses and structures.

For a complete agenda, visit City Hall, the Lewes Public Library, or go to

Prime Hook project meeting on Nov. 13

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public meeting on its proposed plan for a dune/marsh restoration project in Units II and III at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Milford library, 11 S.E. Front St.

The meeting will focus on environmental survey results, project overviews, conceptual designs, and potential sites to secure material to build up the dunes and beaches at Prime Hook to complete the initial phase of marsh restoration, and plans to restore the marsh complex within Units II & III.

Library personnel have requested that meeting attendees park in the florist parking lot adjacent to the library.

Visit the refuge’s website at or call the refuge office at 302- 684-8419 for more information.

Operation Cookie Drop-Off set for Dec. 6

Homemade and store-bought cookies may be dropped off at the Cannery Village Recreation Center in Milton from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. The cookies will be packaged and sent to troops serving overseas during the holiday season.

Rehoboth offices to close for Veterans Day

The Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will be closed for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Residential trash will not be picked up that day. However, trash for the central business district on Rehoboth, Wilmington and Baltimore avenues will. Trash pickup for all residential neighborhoods will be on Tuesday, Nov. 12.


INCORRECT WORK HISTORY - Joy Ferguson, owner of Built in Lewes, worked at Parsell Funeral Homes for four months before opening her new gym in March of this year.

While working part-time at Quest Fitness in Lewes for 10 years, she was employed full-time at various other local businesses.

Incorrect information appeared in the Friday, Nov. 1, edition.

DRUMMER MISIDENTIFIED - The photo in the center of page 93 of the Friday, Nov. 1 Cape Gazette should have identified the blue-clad drummer as a member of the Phillis Wheatley Middle School Marching Blue Raider Band. We regret the error.

- Nancy Katz’s column in the Friday, Nov. 1 edition of the Cape Gazette should have noted that daylight saving time was ending, not beginning. We regret the error.

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