Community Briefs 09/10/20

September 10, 2020
Making a Difference Coalition expo Sept. 13

The Making a Difference Coalition will present a network expo from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Children’s Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes. Today, We Are Going to Be Different is the focus. Equity vs. Equality will be the keynote address from Monique Martin of Baltimore, Md. Martin is a combat veteran and a living donor who saved the life of her niece. Professional attire is required. Every man is invited. Admission is $20, which includes a meal and a photo shoot. Making A Difference Coalition is a group of educators, pastors and entrepreneurs who support continuing education for local income-challenged students via scholarships and monetary donations. For more information, call Dontez Collins at 302-604-1207 or Rob West at 302-745-1284.

Ensuring Small Business Equality and Equity webinar set Sept. 15

The Delaware Small Business Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on Ensuring Small Business Equality and Equity - What Role Can We Play, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15. Many people support the small business community. Many people are supporting minority-owned small businesses. Many people are supporting ethnically diverse small businesses. Does supporting one mean a person does not support the others? In today's environment, this can be a sensitive topic. During this seminar, participants will have a safe space to ask questions and share concerns. The goal is to have crucial conversations that will help lead to a better understanding of what promoting small business equality and equity entails. Small business owners will answer questions and share their experiences. Panelists include Jose M. Somalo, publisher/owner of Hoy En Delaware; Markevis Gideon, owner of NERDiT Now; and Doris Chan, owner of reNu Chiropractic Wellness & Injury Center. For more information, go to

American Legion to host yard sale Sept. 19

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Spaces are available for $20 each. Vendors must supply their own tables. For more information, contact Beth at 302-381-3897.

Army's 2nd Infantry reunion set Sept. 23-27

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 99th annual reunion set for Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 23-27, in Kansas City, Mo., go to or contact Bob Haynes at and 224-225-1202.

Celebration of Local Artists online Sept. 24

A Celebration of Local Artists will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, via Zoom. All are invited to an online performance with local visual art videos, poetry and music hosted by Guillermo Silveira in partnership with Lewes Public Library. For more information and to register to receive the Zoom link, go to

Big Draw Fest to return to Milford in October

The Mispillion Art League team is planning the 2020 Big Draw Festival DE for October. Amid pandemic restrictions, some of this year’s festival will take place in person, some virtually or a combination of the two, but it will happen! The local festival is part of the international Big Draw Festival that began in the UK 20 years ago as a means to get kids involved in art. Everyone should get prepared to be creative and make some art, with climate change, recycling, reusing, and caring for the planet as themes. To see amazing art people are creating around the world using non-traditional materials and tools, find thebigdrawde on Facebook. Participants can use these ideas to kick-start their imagination! Events and classes will be announced as they are confirmed. For more information, go to

Auxiliary seeks donated items by Oct. 13

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will observe National Make a Difference Day by assembling emergency preparedness bags to distribute to the community. The auxiliary is seeking donations of the following items: flashlights (with batteries or solar), adhesive bandages, antibacterial cream, small wipe packs, hand sanitizers and first-aid kits. Most items can be found at dollar stores. Donations be dropped off anytime prior to Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the auxiliary office, American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. For more information contact Cindy at 302-945-9191 or

Rehoboth Mini Jazz Fest set Oct. 16-18

This year, the Rehoboth Beach Mini Jazz Festival is three days at the beach, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18, with six shows, so mark those calendars now! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to Attendees will not only see great jazz musicians performing their craft, but also help the music community and associated businesses during this difficult time. The festival’s charitable designation this year is the Beebe Medical Foundation. With guests’ safety a paramount objective, attendance is limited to 92 seats per show, and compliance with COVID-19 social distancing, mask wearing and other guidelines is required. All are encouraged to come and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway at the beach!

Sunrise Rotary to host charity golf tournament Oct. 19

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Monday, Oct. 19, at the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay. Registration starts at 10 a.m. The $5,000 putting contest starts at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Tournament proceeds go to support local organizations serving youth, adult literacy, and programs. For information, go to

Fiorello La Guardia program set Oct. 22

Jo-Ann Vega will present Celebrating Italian-Americans: Fiorello La Guardia from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in cooperation with the Lewes Public Library. For more information and to register, call 302-645-2733.

Community Bank donates $3K to Harry K Foundation

Community Bank Delaware recently presented Harry K Foundation founder and President Harry Keswani with a $3,000 donation. The program works to help address childhood food insecurity in Delaware. The foundation institutes and supports school food pantries throughout the state. This is the seventh year Community Bank Delaware has supported the Harry K Foundation.

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