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Cape Life Briefs July 2019

July 10, 2019

Beebe Auxiliary seeks volunteers

Beebe Auxiliary, a local volunteer group, is nearing its 83rd anniversary. The group currently has 170 members.

The auxiliary needs volunteers, any age, young or seasoned, to help out at the Beebe Treasure Chest Thrift Store, open seven days a week in the Midway Shopping Center on Route 1 behind Candy Kitchen. Volunteers can choose the hours they want to work. Tasks include sorting donated items, arranging displays, restocking shelves and working the cash register. Especially needed are young, strong individuals who can help with furniture pickups and deliveries.

Volunteers are also needed at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus to help in the gift shop as well as the east and west information desks.

To submit volunteer applications, go to www.beebehealthcare.org/volunteer-beebe. For more information, email Nancy Almacy at nalmacy@gmail.com or call 302-703-2600.

Milford Lions grant funds to People’s Place veterans program 

People’s Place announced that its veterans outreach program has received a $5,000 grant from the Milford Lions Club’s Eunice Reed Fund. People’s Place team members extend thanks to the Milford Lions for acknowledging and supporting their work with veterans.

The grant will enable the program to continue providing a wide variety of services to veterans in the greater Milford area, including transportation to local VA hospitals.

For more information about People’s Place, contact Kim Rigby, krigby@peoplesplace2.com or 302-422-8033, Ext. 198, or go to www.peoplesplace2.com.

Make posters for wounded warriors July 16, 23

The Operation SEAs The Day Poster Pal team will be at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 16 and 23. Friends and neighbors can create a poster welcoming and honoring the brave veteran families participating in the 7th Annual Warrior Beach Week set for Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 8. Blank posters and markers will be provided at the library. Posters are used to line the street as the VIFs arrive for their welcome reception. 

Lewes Antiques Show & Sale set July 12-13

Bethel United Methodist Church will hold it 61st Lewes Antiques Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13. Admission is $5, good for both days. The show and sale features quality antiques and collectibles from 24 regional dealers. This indoor show has something for everyone, all at reasonable prices. Lunch is served daily. Space is handicapped accessible. Free parking is available. Self-guided tours of the historic church are available. Attendees are invited to see the beautifully restored stained-glass windows. All proceeds benefit the capital campaign for the restoration of this historic church. The address is 129 W 4th St., Lewes. For more information, go to www.bethellewes.org, call 302-645-9426 or email office@bethellewes.org.

Republicans for Sussex to host Big Tent Event July 14

Republicans for Sussex invite everyone to their Big Tent Event, a friends and family picnic set for 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 14, at the American Legion Post 28, Millsboro. The old-fashioned picnic will include smoked brisket, grilled chicken, hot dogs, sides, chips, ice cream and cold drinks; there will also be children’s games and face painting. This year’s event features the Hon. Jane Brady, state GOP chair. Attendees will receive a complimentary ticket for a chance to win a new gas barbecue grill; the drawing will be held at the picnic. The cost is $30 per adult, and children under 12 are admitted free. To RSVP, email R4sussex@gmail.com or call 302-945-2586. Sponsorships are also available. Republicans for Sussex is a PAC comprising presidents and other leaders of Republican clubs in Sussex County. Its mission is to coordinate efforts to connect with friends and neighbors in broadening awareness of Republican elected officials and candidates who will sincerely and honestly work for the future well-being of local communities. RFS also raises money to support these candidates.

Millsboro library book sale events set July 15-20

The Friends of the Millsboro Library announced dates for its annual book sale events, to be held in the hut next to the library. 

A book sale preview night for members only will begin at 6 p.m., Monday, July 15. People can buy memberships at the door for $5 for an individual or $10 for a family.

The book sale will be open to the public from Tuesday, July 16 to Saturday, July 20, during regular library hours. A discounted bag sale will be Saturday, July 20.

Regular library hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

Donations of gently used books of all kinds may be brought into the library during regular hours.

Believe In Tomorrow 5K set July 18

The Believe In Tomorrow Foundation 5K is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18, and will be presented by the Big Chill Beach Club.

Runners and walkers will enjoy a scenic race course with beautiful views of the bay and ocean as they traverse the Indian River Inlet bridge. The post-race party will include music by DJ Steve and a free taco bar provided by the Big Chill. The event is family-friendly and will include face painting and fun activities, and parking will be free to all race participants and volunteers.

The foundation keeps families together during their child’s medical crisis by providing hospital and respite housing services. These exclusive programs bring comfort, joy and hope to children and their families, enabling them to renew their spirits both mentally and physically.  Respite properties are located in Fenwick Island and Ocean City, Md.

To register, go to www.believeintomorrow.org/5K.

Craft show at Angola by the Bay July 20

Angola by the Bay’s Sea Gals, a women’s club, will host its 44th annual craft show rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 20, in the wooded area next to the clubhouse. More than 100 vendors from all over the Northeast will participate. They include potters, artists, carpenters, jewelers, quilters and Adkins Produce. Refreshments are available from Angola by the Bay’s Owls, a men’s club. Admission and parking are free. The Sea Gals have been in existence since 1975. They contribute proceeds from events including a Mah Jongg tournament, this craft show and a yard sale/fall festival to local charities such as Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and Home of the Brave II, and to projects within the community. The clubhouse is at 33457 Woodland Circle, off Angola Road, five miles west of Route 1. For more information, call 302-549-4877 or email abtbcraftshow@yahoo.com.

Register early for Lewes Lions golf event to benefit Tunnell Cancer Center Sept. 9

The Lewes Lions Club golf event to benefit Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center Patient Special Needs Fund will begin at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. Last year’s event netted $13,000 for the cancer center. Registration is now open, and Lions are asking golfers to organize their own foursomes or sign up individually. Signing up early is recommended, as the event is expected to sell out. Non-golfers may participate by choosing the dinner-only option.

For more information, go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lewesde/index.php, or email leweslionsclub@gmail.com or joedonohoe@comcast.net.

Sussex Republican Women to celebrate 19th Amendment Oct. 20

The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club Fall Into Fashion fundraiser planning committee, led by Marilyn Booker, met recently. The buffet luncheon event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. Club members will model fashions from Twila Farrell in Lewes. The event will include a bake sale, and door prizes and silent auction items contributed by local merchants. Attendees are encouraged to wear something yellow in celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and passage of the 19th Amendment. Tickets are $40 per person, and there will be a cash bar. For more information, email info@scrwc.net.

Sussex Tech classes of 2009, 1999 to hold reunions

The Sussex Technical High School classes of 2009 and 1999 will hold their 10th and 20th reunions this year, inviting classmates to attend events in June. 

The Class of 2009 will hold its reunion from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Paradise Grill, 27344 Bay Road, Long Neck. Attendees can catch up with classmates in the area marked with the Ravens Reunion banner. The event is pay-as-you-go. Tag photos on social media with #2009Ravens Reunite. Questions may be posted in the class Facebook group, Sussex Tech c/o 2009 reunion.

The Class of 1999 will hold its reunion from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Mulligan's Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Road, Georgetown. Cost is $35 per person and $60 per couple. Payment may be made via Cash App to $MichaelFreshwater or via Paypal or Google Pay to Michael.L.Freshwater@gmail.com. Include full name and phone number.

Milford High Class of ‘69 to hold reunion Sept. 21

Milford High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Rookery North in Milford. For more information, contact Gail Sharp Felin at felingoons@gmail.com.

Use Rehoboth library card for online resource access 

Many Rehoboth Beach Public Library users don’t realize the wide variety of valuable resources their library card can unlock.

If they enjoy browsing through current magazines or looking up articles from past issues, it’s as easy as visiting the library website, www.rehobothlibrary.org, and looking up Flipster Digital Magazines under the Resources link. Magazines can be viewed page by page on a PC, laptop, or tablet, and articles can be printed out if needed.

For card holders with a Kindle, Nook or other e-reader who would like to borrow an ebook rather than buying one, there’s a Resources link to find out how to download an app for that. The Resources tab also will provide access to the entire available ebook collection, searchable by title, content, author or language.

There are also links to countywide and statewide library databases, the Library of Congress, and more.

For more information on accessing these and other library services, go to www.rehobothlibrary.org, call 302-227-8044 or stop by the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

Fowler Beach at Prime Hook NWR closed through Sept. 1

The Fowler Beach area of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which includes the bay beach, dunes and back-barrier portions, is now closed entirely for the benefit of federally and state protected beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species. All access is prohibited. Area closures are subject to change and/or modification at any time. Access to Fowler Beach will reopen Sunday, Sept. 1, for full use by wildlife dependent visitors. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located just off Route 16 near Broadkill Beach at 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton.

For more information, call 302-684-8419 or go to www.fws.gov/refuge/Prime_Hook/.

Association seeks Army's 2nd Infantry Division members for reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The association will host its 98th annual reunion Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 18 to 22, in Tucson, Ariz. For more information, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

Friends of Millsboro library seek book sale donations

The Friends of The Millsboro Public Library is accepting books for its annual July book sale, the group’s major fundraiser.

This is the Friends’ 25th anniversary year. Gently used donated books may be dropped off at the Millsboro library, 219 State St., during regular library hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Items not accepted include Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines.

Profits of the sale are primarily used for the children’s summer reading program. Other items not part of the library’s budget are often funded by the Friends. New board books were recently purchased for the children’s room, and the restrooms were updated to include baby-changing stations.

Sale dates will be announced soon. For more information, call 302-732-3216 or 302-934-1113.

Geneaology help offered first Saturdays

The Sussex County Genealogical Society and the Lewes Historical Society sponsor a monthly genealogist in residence program at the Lewes History Museum, Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes, the site of the old library. From 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month, SCGS members are available to help people begin or advance their family history research. No appointment is needed. For more information, go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Registration open for Girl Scouts day camps

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay announce its 2019 summer camp programming, offering leadership skills, self-confidence building, and traditional fun like games and marshmalow roasting. Girls today want experiences that let them try something new and improve their confidence while making friends and having a good time. With a solid commitment to understanding the needs of girls today, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay camp staff are dedicated to helping girls reach their highest potential. Campers do not have to be registered Girl Scouts to participate. Girl Scout programs are affordable and financial assistance is available.

Camp Country Center in Hockessin offers weekly day camp programs for girls in first to 12th grade from Monday, July 15, to Friday, Aug. 19. Fees range from $225 to $340 per week

For a complete list of summer programs or to register, go to www.gscb.org/camp.

Rehoboth library seeks volunteer chess and ASL instructors

The Youth Services Department at Rehoboth Beach Public Library needs help with launching two new programs for children. The library is planning to host a weekly chess club on Saturdays and needs a coach to help kids learn how to play or sharpen their skills. The program is planned to launch in February, but scheduling is flexible. The library also plans to host a series of classes for children to learn American Sign Language. This program would be offered during the afternoon, preferably in late spring or summer. The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is at 226 Rehoboth Ave. For more information about volunteering for either of these programs, call 302-227-8044 or email sarah.beham@lib.de.us.

Millsboro Lions collect eyeglasses

Millsboro Lions Club collects eyeglasses to recycle for new wearers. Eyeglasses may be dropped off at the following collection sites: Accurate Eye, Peninsula Crossing, 26670 Centerview Drive No. 5, Millsboro; American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro; Best Ace Hardware Long Neck, 32362 Long Neck Road, Millsboro; Christian Storehouse, 149 Mitchell St., Millsboro; Delaware Eye Clinic, office of Dr. Jaoude, 28322 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Milton; Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro; Millsboro Public Library, 217 W. State St., Millsboro; Millsboro Post Office, 100 Main St., Millsboro; and Sussex Eye Long Neck, 32030 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife 2019 calendar now available

The 2019 full-color outdoors calendar from DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife is now available. Each month of the calendar depicts seasonal photos of DNREC’s scenic wildlife and fishing areas. It also includes a sunrise/sunset table, information on boater safety courses, and a convenient Division of Fish & Wildlife contact directory. The calendars make great holiday gifts.

This year’s calendar features photos by Fish & Wildlife past and present staff members Holly Niederriter, Stew Michels, Nivette Perez-Perez, Denise Husband, Jesse Baird, Craig Rhoads, Anthony Gonzon and Larry Horan.

Calendars are available for $5 at DNREC’s licensing desk at 89 Kings Highway in Dover, and the Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood.

Calendars also may be ordered for $6 including postage and handling by calling DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9910, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by sending a check made out to Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife to Jennifer Childears, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Child advocates needed

The Office of the Child Advocate-Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Delaware is expanding its efforts to represent the interests of abused and neglected children. The program is seeking qualified adults to serve as CASA volunteers. These are trained members of the community appointed by Family Court judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court proceedings. The CASA volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child’s life, and provides information and recommendations to the judge. CASA volunteers work with attorneys, social workers and family members to attain the goal of a safe and permanent home for each child.

CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment. Each volunteer accepted into the program must complete 30 hours of initial training. Casework supervision is provided by full-time program coordinators.

The problems of child abuse and neglect belong to everyone. To be a part of the solution, be a CASA volunteer. Classes are forming now for training statewide. To apply, go to http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate.

Toastmasters seek new members; club meets in Georgetown

Southern Delaware Toastmasters is seeking individuals who would like to become confident at public speaking and improve their leadership skills at the same time. The club offers a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows members to achieve their goals at a pace that’s right for them. The Southern Delaware Toastmasters club meets at 6 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. For those who are interested in learning about Toastmasters, visitors are welcome to observe meetings a few times before becoming members. For more information, go to https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/01003044-01003044.

Optimist Club meets first and third Mondays

The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are invited to join. For more information, email Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

Lewes library seeks groups to display information in lobby

Nonprofit organizations or community groups looking to reach more people may be able to place information in the lobby display case at Lewes Public Library. The library is seeking groups to organize informational displays for a two-week period in its lobby display case which is seen by the hundreds of people who walk through the library doors every day. For nonprofit agencies, this is an opportunity to educate the community. For community groups, this is a chance to let others know what they offer and to recruit new members. To schedule a time period, contact Rebecca Lowe, library development director, at 302-645-2733, Ext. 4117, or Rebecca.Lowe@lib.de.us.

Commemorative brick paver sale to benefit Rehoboth library

Rehoboth Beach Public Library is now selling commemorative brick pavers to be engraved with memories or milestones such as remembering loved ones, weddings, births, graduations and anniversaries. The library has adopted the fundraiser from Rehoboth Beach Main Street. Each commemorative brick is $175, and all purchases are 100 percent tax deductible. Proceeds will help the Rehoboth library maintain its commitment to the vibrant seaside community. Commemorative bricks are installed in the Penny Lane area, in the beach block between Rehoboth and Wilmington avenues. For more information or to purchase a brick, go to www.rehobothlibrary.org, or call 302-227-8044.

Volunteers needed for Guardianship Monitoring Program

There are approximately 1,200 active adult guardianship cases in the State of Delaware. These vulnerable individuals are adults who have been deemed incapacitated by the Court of Chancery and have had guardians appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on their behalf. The Guardianship Monitoring Program is in need of volunteers to meet with these individuals, in care facilities as well as in the community, and to update the court on their current health and well-being. The program is seeking both individual volunteers and those interested in volunteering as partners, in all three Delaware counties. This is an extremely flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunity. Volunteers must be at least 18, pass a background check, have reliable transportation with valid insurance and attend a brief training session. For more information, contact Theresa Marsico, volunteer services coordinator, Office of the Public Guardian at theresa.marsico@state.de.us or 302-223-1794.

Alliance for Racial Justice seeks members

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. Anyone who is interested in ending racism and its corrosive consequences is invited to join free. Monthly meetings are held at Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes. Monthly book discussions are held at Lewes library. For more information, to sign up for the newsletter and to see a calendar of events, go to www.sdarj.org

PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets second Tuesdays

PFLAG–Rehoboth Beach provides support, education, and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face. It can be difficult to learn that oneself or a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. PFLAG provides a confidential setting that is respectful of human diversity. PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Lewes Public Library. Everyone is welcome. For more information, go to www.pflagrehobothbeach.org or contact Linda Gregory at 302-841-1339 or PFLAGRehobothBeach@gmail.com.

Exercise classes offered at Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth

A variety of exercise classes for seniors who are 55 and older are offered at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at 11 Christian St. in Rehoboth Beach. Zumba Gold/Toning class is set 9:05 to 10 a.m. Fridays. Yoga is set 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi is set 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 11:05 a.m. to noon Fridays. Sit and Get Fit is offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays and from 10:05 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Arthritis exercises are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Dancercise is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays. Cost for each class is $5. All class instructors are certified. For more information about joining the Cape Henlopen Senior Center or to participate in any of these activities, call 302-227-2055.

Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers to read to children

Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. To sign up online, go to www.readalouddelaware.org. For more information, call 302-856-2527.

Delaware offers online help for veterans

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs has launched an online application for making donations to programs that serve veterans. Donors can easily make online contributions to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund and the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. To find the  DCVA mobile-friendly application, go to www,de.gov/donatevets. The commission is dedicated to assisting veterans and their family members in obtaining benefits and coordinating support programs. Users can designate donations to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund to help assist veterans with immediate needs or toward projects such as beautification of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries for commemorative events honoring Delaware veterans or the Memorial Tree in memory of a loved one. Donations can be made in honor of a specific individual or cause. For more information, go to www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov.