Cape Region NBC TV affiliate goes on air
WRDE, Rehoboth Beach-Salisbury, becomes the Eastern Shore’s official NBC affiliate beginning Monday, June 16. WRDE NBC Coast TV will offer communities throughout Sussex County, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Salisbury DMA, local news, sports and weather at 6 and 11 p.m. WRDE Coast TV will be available in both high definition and standard definition on Comcast, in standard definition on Dish Network, and over-the-air on channel 31.1.
WRDE’s existing classic television will move to 31.2, and will continue on Comcast and over-the-air. That channel, newly named “My Network COZI TV,” broadcasts My Network TV Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 p.m., with a variety of popular programming including the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles preseason games, ACC football and basketball, plus the best in classic television programs and movies.
Dewey investment committee meeting set
The Dewey Beach investment committee is meeting at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. The committee will be discussing the investment policy that will be presented to council and what the next steps will be if it’s approved by town council.
The full agenda is listed on the town’s website at www.townofdeweybeach.com.
Lewes council grants Half Full subdivide
Lewes Mayor and City Council approved the combining and re-subdividing of two lots at 125 Second St. and 111 Bank St., the current home of Kindle and future home of Half Full. The measure evened out the property lines between the two businesses. Work on Half Full will not begin until the fall. In the meantime, owner Matt DiSabatino has leased the space to photographer Kevin Fleming to open a gallery for the summer season.
Lewes Mayor and City Council have rescheduled a public hearing on the annexation of the future Harbor Point subdivision to Wednesday, Sept. 3. The planning commission has not yet given preliminary consent, so council may not move forward until a decision is rendered. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Lewes to offer new public parking lot
Lewes Mayor and City Council have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Board of Public works to use property at the corner of Schley and Franklin avenues as a new public parking lot. The idea of the lot is to offer downtown business employees a place to park that will not clog the downtown area. Officials say the lot is about a five-minute walk to Second Street. The memorandum of understanding will go before the BPW at its June 25 meeting. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Lewes grants two amplified requests
Lewes Mayor and City Council granted two requests to use amplified music at one-time events. Amplified music will be allowed Saturday, June 21, at 358 Pilottown Road and Saturday, July 12 at 1006 Bay Ave. Both events are to cease the music at 11 p.m. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Sussex council awards nonprofit grants
Sussex County Council presented the following councilmanic grants during its June 10 meeting: $500 to Coolspring Civic Association for its motorcycle show and barbecue; $500 to CHEER for its annual car, truck and bike show; $3,500 to City of Milford to support its fund raising campaign; and $750 to Town of Delmar to support its town museum restoration project. Council also awarded $550 from its youth grant fund to Pathways for Success for a girls’ after-school mentoring program.
Budget hearing on Sussex council agenda
Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda is a 10:15 a.m. public hearing on the county’s fiscal year 2015 budget. See a complete agenda at www.sussexcountyde.gov.
Sea level rise seminar hosted by Inland Bays
The Inland Bays Foundation hosted a Sea Level Rise Seminar in the South Coastal Library May 15 to a packed conference room. Members of the League of Women Voters attended and provided valuable support for this effort. Over 60 people attended to hear Ken Kristl, professor of law at Widner University, lead the discussion of the legal implications of sea level rise in Delaware and the subsequent flooding issues. A lively discussion of this timely topic followed. For information go to www.widenerELC.org or www.inlandbaysfoundation.org.
First plover chicks hatching at Point
This season’s first piping plover chicks have begun hatching on the Point at Cape Henlopen, Delaware beachnesting bird monitors reported, noting the nest contained one chick and three eggs when observed. “We anticipate seeing chicks hatching in another nest on the Point by Friday,” said wildlife biologist Matthew Bailey, who coordinates the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Piping Plover Protection Program, noting that a third nest is expected to hatch next week.
“A fourth pair of plovers has just begun laying eggs on the Point. We expect that nest to reach a full clutch by this Saturday,” Bailey said. Meanwhile, at Gordons Pond, two pairs of plovers are incubating their nests, with hatching anticipated during the second and third weeks of June.
In other beachnesting bird news, American oystercatcher pairs continue to be observed at the Point, but no nests have been seen yet. Least terns also are colonizing Gordons Pond, with as many as a dozen terns in the area making scrapes. One least tern nest has been found at the site so far.
For more information, contact Bailey at 302-382-4151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.