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April 24, 2019

Beebe Auxiliary seeks volunteers

The Beebe Auxiliary needs volunteers, any age, young or seasoned, to help out at its Beebe Treasure Chest Thrift Store, open seven days a week in the Midway Shopping Center on Route 1 behind Candy Kitchen. Thrift store volunteers can choose the hours they want to work, and tasks include sorting donated items, arranging displays, restocking shelves, working the cash register, etc. Especially needed are young, strong men and women 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.

Beebe Auxiliary Volunteer Applications can be submitted at www.beebehealthcare.org/volunteer-beebe. For more information, email Nancy Almacy, nalmacy@gmail.com, or call 302-703-2600.

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.

UNICO to host lasagna dinner May 4

UNICO Rehoboth will host a homemade lasagna dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at St. Edmond Parish Hall, Rehoboth Beach. Vince Varrassi will provide music, and the Kentucky Derby will projected on the large screen. Cost is $20 per ticket. Donations benefit local charities. For more information or to reserve tickets, call MT Morrison at 302-226-0620.

Run for Recovery 5K to benefit Attack Addiction May 4

The Sussex County chapter of Attack Addiction will hold its 3rd Annual Run for Recovery Saturday, May 4, at Cape Henlopen High School. Proceeds benefit Attack Addiction, a charitable foundation established to assist individuals and families impacted by addiction. The organization provides support for recovering addicts and their loved ones, advocates for policy changes, educates families about opiate addiction and treatment options, works to prevent drug use, and strives to end the stigma of the disease.

For more information, go to www.attackaddiction.org and www.seashorestriders.com.

Archives to feature behind-the-scenes tour May 4

If a person was born or married or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives receives the information that documents these important events. The archives staff will conduct a facility tour at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4. The Delaware Public Archives is at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover.

This annual behind-the-scenes tour of the building offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of the DPA, and see how the archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean.

Archives Director Stephen M. Marz said, “Many people who have toured the archives are surprised by the amount of documents and photographs that are stored at the facility. Because the Delaware Public Archives serves as the official government repository for state, county and local government records, the archives is well known as a valuable resource for researchers, genealogists and historians.”

The program is free to the public and will last about one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or thomas.summers@delaware.gov.

Dogfish Head to sponsor Wheels for Meals fundraiser May 4

The fundraising bicycle ride Wheels for Meals will be held Saturday, May 4, starting and finishing at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton. All the money raised goes directly to Meals on Wheels Lewes/Rehoboth to provide daily, nutritious meals to area seniors. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery through its Beer and Benevolence program will again be the presenting sponsor.

There will be three routes to choose from: 50 miles for more experienced riders, 25 miles for intermediate and 12 miles for beginning riders or families who would like to ride together. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided at rest stops along the routes. Start times will be staggered so all riders will finish close to the same time. As riders return to the brewery, they can enjoy music provided by a local DJ and a cookout featuring barbecued chicken with all the fixings. Riders age 21 and over can enjoy two complimentary Dogfish Head brews.

Those who cannot take part can register as virtual riders to support the cause. For more information, go to www.mealsonwheels-lr.org and click on events or call 302-645-7449.

Lewes library seeks board applicants by May 6

The Lewes Public Library is seeking candidates from the greater Lewes area to serve a five-year appointment on the board of commissioners. By Monday, May 6, applicants should send letters of interest to Director Lea Rosell, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958 or email lea.rosell@lib.de.us. Letters are to include personal and professional history, as well as information about skills the applicant can bring to the library.

The board of commissioners is the governing body of the library and seeks to represent a broad spectrum of community interests and occupations. Board members oversee library management as community representatives, determining policies governing its operations and programs, and actively supporting library-related legislation. Meetings are usually held monthly. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.

Applicants must reside in the Cape Henlopen School District. Applicants with experience in financial and physical asset management or advocacy are preferred. For more information, go to www.lewes.lib.de.us/or contact the library director at 302-645-2733.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers culinary experience set May 8

First State Community Action Agency's culinary students and chef will host Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Sussex County from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at First State Employment and Training, 211 N. Race St., Georgetown. The RPCV is a group of men and women committed to promoting world peace and friendship. The Sussex County chapter collaborated to create a cookbook of their world travels and cuisine they each experienced and enjoyed. Author Phil Fretz and his colleagues will be cooking some of the flavorful cultural recipes in the cookbook. Recipe submissions came from Sandy Voge, Ann Couzens, Chris Degnon and Ginny Fornillo. The countries of service were Nepal, South Pacific, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. For more information, contact Joann Kirwan at 302-856-7761, Ext.160, or jkirwan@firststatecaa.org.

Cape student to host May 11 fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

For her Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year campaign, Cape junior Autumn Davis will host a fundraiser party from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Lewes-Rehoboth Fire Station 3 on Route 24. Tickets are $25 and include food, auction, music and adult beverages. Attendees age 21 and over can BYOB. The address is 21194 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carri Davis at 302-745-4225.

NAACP to host annual banquet May 11

The NAACP announced its 33rd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Milford Senior Center. With God’s Help, Yes We Can will be the theme. Fayetta M. Blake, founder and director of Pathways to Success Inc., will be keynote speaker.  Tickets are $35 for ages 12 and up, and $10 for children under 12. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Rev. Jeanel Starling at 302-422-9749 or Jessie Sauls at 302-270-7686.

Women's Club of Milton to meet May 14

Women's Club of Milton will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 307 Federal St., Milton. The club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a nonprofit organization whose members are unified by the common desire to serve the community through volunteer service and fundraising to enrich the lives of others. All are welcome. For more information, go to www.womensclubofmilton.org.

Brandywine Living to host yard sale May 18

Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island will host a community yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, to benefit Sussex County Teachers Association. Attendees can enjoy homemade lemonade, hot dogs and chips, the Blue Scoop ice cream truck, and more while browsing goods set up by the local community. For more information, call Heather Cormack at 302-436-0808. Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island is at 21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville.

Run-for-the-Books 5K to benefit Rehoboth library May 18

The 4th Annual Run-for-the-Books 5K will start at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 18, on Christian Street, behind the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Event-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. in the library breezeway at 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. All proceeds go to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.

The event starts with a free kids run for ages 8 and under, and offers fun and goodies for all who participate. Students’ 5K registration fee is $20. For all others, early registration is $25 through Thursday, May 16. After that date, the cost is $30.

Fees include admission to the post-race Mexican breakfast bar with free beer for adults catered by SoDel Concepts. Guest passes for the post-race party may be purchased online or day of event for $5.

To register online, go to www.races2run.com and click on Beach Races.

Major sponsors are the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach, SoDel Concepts, the Cape Gazette, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty, Jack Lingo Realtor, and NKS Distributors. 

Notable Books Discussion to meet in Selbyville May 21

AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion from 1 to 3 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at the Selbyville Public Library. The book for May 21 is “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash. A fateful decision puts a mother on a collision course with history during a 1929 textile mill strike in North Carolina. For more information, call Ada at 302-436-2981. The discussion is open to all members and the public.

AARP to host yard sale in Georgetown May 25

AARP Chapter 5340 will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at Grace United Methodist Church parking lot next to the Georgetown Little League field. Spaces are available for $10. Sellers provide their own tables. To reserve space, contact Mary Lee Phillips, treasurer, at 302-945-2607.

Delaware shipwrecks program set June 5

Shipwreck historian and salvager Dale W. Clifton Jr. will present Delaware Shipwrecks and Sea Salvage at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at Ocean View Town Hall, 32 West Ave. He will share his extensive knowledge of shipwrecks off the Delaware coast and showcase some of the many artifacts displayed at his Discovery Sea Museum in Fenwick Island. Clifton is an internationally acclaimed treasure hunter who has led hundreds of recovery expeditions. This promises to be a fascinating talk from a distinguished sea archeologist who happens to be a local. Admission is free for Ocean View Historical Society members, $5 for others. Lights refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the Ocean View Town Hall lots around John T. West Town Park. 

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.

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop seeks volunteers for furniture transport

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs volunteers one to two days per week to provide help, using their truck, to pick up and deliver donated furniture for the shop at 18675 Coastal Highway in the Midway Shopping Center. For more information, contact Joe at 302-644-2878.

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.