News Briefs

May 23, 2014
Republican women to host candidates May 28

The Sussex County Republi­can Women’s Club will host the Republican candidates who are running for office in the primary election Sept. 9, at its May Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at Baywood Greens Club­house, Long Neck. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with and get to know the candi­dates. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Kelly Roberts, 302-945-4556. Cost of the dinner is $25. No reservations will be accepted after May 24. The public is invited to attend.

SCRWC President Alana Keeley said, “It is an honor for us to host many of the women and men who are running for office and dedicate themselves to service on behalf of their con­stituents. Each will be introduced to the audience and have a few minutes to present their views.”

For more information call Kel­ly Roberts, 302-945-4556 or go to

Pettyjohn to host constituent coffees

With the end of the legislative session just around the corner, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-George­town, is giving his constituents three chances next week to join him for some coffee and conver­sation. The Constituent Coffees will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, May 27, at Jimmy’s Grille, 18541 S Main St. in Brid­geville • Wednesday, May 28, at the CHEER Center at the Shoppes at Long Neck, 26089 Long Neck Road in Millsboro

• Thursday, May 29, at the Georgetown Family Restaurant, 115 E Market St. in Georgetown.

“As we approach the end of the session, I felt that having a coffee in each area prior to our return would give residents from across the district a chance to talk to me face to face about the issues they find important,” Pettyjohn said.

“As is customary around this time, legislation has a tendency to be introduced and pushed through committees quickly,” he said. “Engaging with the resi­dents of the 19th District and keeping in very close contact lets them know of the legislation that is pending, as well as lets me know what is on their minds in terms of legislation that has already been introduced.”

Pettyjohn represents the 19th Senatorial District, which in­cludes all or parts of Georgetown, Bridgeville, Seaford, Millsboro, Greenwood, Ellendale, Harbe­son, Milton and Long Neck. For any questions, call Pettyjohn’s legislative office at 302-259-6345.

Lewes City Hall closed on Memorial Day

Lewes City Hall will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling service will be one day later as a result. City hall will reopen with regular business hours Tuesday, May 27.

Sussex County Council off on May 27

Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The next scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown.

Sussex County offices closed Memorial Day

Sussex County offices will be closed Monday, May 26, to observe Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27.

Rehoboth offices to open Memorial Day

The Rehoboth Beach admin­istrative offices will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Trash pickup will be on its normal schedule.

Town of Georgetown announces closing

The Town of Georgetown of­fices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memo­rial Day. Residents are reminded trash collection will be on a nor­mal schedule with collection Friday, May 30. Residents with questions may contact Town Hall at 302-856-7391.

Georgetown Memorial Day service planned

The Annual Georgetown Me­morial Day Service will be held Sunday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m., on The Circle. The Memorial Day Service, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public. This year’s speaker will be Sgt. Michael Rogers of the Delaware Army National Guard. The event will feature Presen­tation of Colors by the Sussex Central High School JROTC Col­or Guard and laying of wreaths by local military, veteran, service clubs and organizations.

There will be musical selections per­formed by Cathy Gorman, a rifle salute and “Taps.” Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as traffic restrictions and detours around The Circle will be in ef­fect starting at 1 p.m. This event is cosponsored by the George­town Kiwanis Club and Korean War Veterans Association, Chap­ter 1, Sussex County.

Sussex council awards nonprofit grants

Sussex County Council award­ed the following councilmanic grants during its May 13 meeting: $500 to Delaware Police Chiefs Council for seminar expenses; $700 to Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival for 2014 event; $3,500 to West Rehoboth Community Land Trust to help purchase a lot; $500 to Lower Sussex NAACP Youth Council for summer events; $1,000 to Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra for concert expenses; and $7,500 to Historic Georgetown Association for res­toration of the old firehouse and train station. Council also awarded two youth grants to the following: $1,000 to Children of the National Guard for youth.

Reunion kicks off WSFS Lewes Summer Concerts

The public is invited to the 2014 WSFS Bank Lewes Summer Con­cert Series kickoff Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., in Stango Park. Reunion Band will be performing and filling the air with the sounds of classic rock. They are a seven-piece ensemble whose roots are traced to a number of rock ’n’ roll bands formed in Kent County during the mid­to late ’60s and early ’70s. Reunion’s music appeals to audiences of all ages with songs from the Beatles, Van Morrison, the soulful R & B of both Motown and Memphis, plus a wide range of dance tunes and good old fashioned rock ’n’ roll. For more information contact Carol Richardson, projects officer for the City of Lewes, at 645-7777, Ext. 100 or