Community Briefs 11/15/23

November 15, 2023
Ørsted named SDARJ Business Partner of the Month

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice has tapped Ørsted wind power company as its Business Partner of the Month for November. Ørsted is the world’s leader in developing offshore wind power and is working with government officials on building Skipjack Wind, an offshore wind farm located 20 miles off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted has more than 30 years of experience in offshore wind power, and has installations along the East Coast and around the world. “We appreciate Ørsted’s generous cash donation in support of the alliance,” said Jay Schiavo, SDARJ spokesperson. “We recognize Ørsted wind power as a strong champion for environmental and social justice, and equal opportunity for all around the world.” SDARJ is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 charitable organization that educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. For more information, go to

Delaware Beach Life Photo Contest exhibit opens Nov. 18

An exhibition of the winning photographs from this year’s Delaware Beach Life Photo Contest will open at the Rehoboth Beach Museum Saturday, Nov. 18, and run through Friday, Dec. 22.

The show features photographs selected from among more than 180 entries. These images capture the many forms of life in coastal Delaware. “We were again impressed by the diverse examples of natural beauty we saw in the entries, and we look forward to sharing the winners with our readers and visitors to the museum exhibit,” said Terry Plowman, Delaware Beach Life editor and publisher.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Admission is by donation. The museum is handicap accessible.

To learn more, call 302-227-7310 or go to

Free hearing screenings set in Lewes Nov. 18

The Mid-Atlantic Hearing Organization will provide free hearing screenings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Lewes Senior Activity Center, 32083 Janice Road, Lewes. MAHO is a nonprofit organization run by local audiologists Dr. Megan Boehler and Dr. Sara Conrad that provides donated hearing aids to individuals who financially qualify, as well as free hearing screenings to the public. Donations will also be accepted in the form of hearing aids, hearing aid supplies and money. Screenings will take 5 to 10 minutes per person.

Genealogical society to meet Nov. 18

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Lewes Public Library and via Zoom. All are welcome; to request a Zoom invitation, email Jan Jones Batty, an amateur genealogist, will present "Sharing Tips for Researching Your Welsh Relatives." Batty’s mother, Megan Jones, was born in Ystradgynlais in south Wales and her paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Jones, was born in Llanwrin in north Wales. She is currently a member of numerous Welsh and British Isles genealogical societies. For more information, go to and

Holiday Fair seeks vendors for Nov. 18 event

Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host its annual Holiday Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach. The public is welcome.

The fair provides a convenient and fun way to find something unique and special for everyone on those holiday lists. Vendors will offer artwork, crafts, baked goods, chess sets, designer and specialty candles, doll clothes, handcrafted goods, holiday items, jewelry for all ages, lavender products and aromatherapy oils, NFL throws, pillows and gift baskets, stained glass items, Avon and Vera Bradley products, and  more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, call Bernita Hackney, CHSC program director, at 302-227-2055.

Israel UMC women’s ministry to hold holiday bazaar Nov. 18 

The United Women In Faith Ministry of Israel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar, Basket Drawing and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. 

All are invited to come, shop and join in fellowship, with funds raised going to support the ministry’s mission for women and children in need. 

Decorative Christmas items, stocking stuffers, and assorted homemade and donated baked goods will be available, with breakfast and lunch menu items for sale. Raffle tickets for a variety of beautiful, donated gift baskets will also be on sale. 

Multiple myeloma support group to meet Nov. 18

The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month via Zoom, with some changes during holiday months.

For the Nov. 18 meeting link, email Sue Iwahashi at To learn more, go to

Sussex Tech open house set Nov. 18

Sussex Technical High School will hold an eighth-grade open house from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. All Sussex County eighth-graders who would like to learn about Sussex Tech High School’s technical areas, academics and extracurricular activities including athletics, band, chorus, theater and clubs are invited to attend.

Delaware’s school choice application period is open from Monday, Nov. 6, to Wednesday, Jan. 10. Staff will be onsite to assist with school application completion.

Sussex Tech is a public high school that prepares Sussex County students in grades 9-12 for their future success in workforce environments, higher education and the military.

Annual Thanksgiving worship service set Nov. 19

The Milford Area Ministerial Association will host its annual Thanksgiving service at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 300 North St., Milford. Attendees are asked to bring canned and nonperishable food items, and freewill offerings will be accepted. Both will go to support the local community food pantry at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the service. For more information, find Milford Area Ministerial Association on Facebook.

Tanger Outlets to host tree lighting and Santa’s arrival Nov. 19

Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach will kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Tanger Seaside, outside the corner of Osh Kosh, 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth Beach. The open-air outlet destination will be bustling with festive entertainment provided by Beacon Middle School students, a holiday craft station and a hot chocolate station sponsored by Hampton Inn Rehoboth. A drawing will take place to find out which lucky child will flip the switch to light the center’s holiday tree. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the festivities, go to

UUSD to meet Nov. 19

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an in-person and livestreamed service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 19. In Search of Home will be the topic. The Rev. Heather Rion Starr said, “All are welcome to this service during which we will honor Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20 and also engage the topics of faith and housing justice as they impact southern Delaware specifically. What are current and imminent housing and development-related issues in this area? How can we respond to these issues in a way that draws upon Unitarian Universalism?” This service is a part of the statewide Faith and Housing Justice Weekend, Friday to Sunday, Nov. 17 to 19. For more information, go to and

Words That Bleed horror book club to meet Nov. 19

Browseabout Books announced its horror book club, Words That Bleed, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. November's book club selection is “Wasps in the Ice Cream” by Tim McGregor. The group is moderated by staff member, horror master and published author Kelly Lidji. No registration is required. For more information, go to

14th RD GOP to meet Nov. 21

The 14th Representative District Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. Featured speakers are Drew Sunderlin, Sussex County GOP chair, and Donyale Hall, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress. Those interested in open government, protecting citizens’ quality of life and other issues of concern to Cape Region residents are welcome. For more information, email


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