Community Briefs 11/25/20

November 25, 2020
UUSD to meet Nov. 29

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday,  Nov, 29. Living Abundantly is the topic. All are welcome to view this Sunday Service on UUSD's Facebook Page. For more information, go to

Green Drinks to meet online Nov. 30

Rehoboth Beach Green Drinks will meet virtually from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30. The focus will be on food insecurity and food waste, and one local church organization’s hunger relief efforts.

Guest speaker will be Gerrie Boisjoly, food rescue coordinator at Epworth United Methodist Church. Boisjoly leads a team of committed volunteers who head out to local restaurants and grocery stores to pick up donations seven days a week. She will briefly discuss food insecurity, the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, the food rescue program at Epworth and how to confront waste starting at home. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 40 percent of food in the U.S. is never eaten, but one in eight Americans struggles to put enough food on the table. Wasting food has significant environmental consequences: It wastes the water and energy used to produce it, and it generates greenhouse gases.

To RSVP and receive the meeting link, call 301-312-7703 or 240-353-4962. For more information, go to and

Dec. 1 webinar to cover financial planning needs

Jeremy Lambert of Chesapeake Wealth Advisors will present a virtual seminar at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, on why successful financial plans integrate wealth management, estate planning, and tax planning. His segment will review Roth conversions, tax-efficient investing, retirement income, and how to position assets to benefit the next generation. Leslie DiPietro, Esq., from Procino-Wells & Woodland LLC will discuss estate planning tips, and Diane Barlow from Beebe Medical Foundation will highlight charitable giving strategies. The presentation will be held virtually via Webex. Reservations are required to receive login credentials. To register, call 302-313-0408 or email

DART food drive a success

Delaware Transit Corporation announced Nov. 20 that DART’s 23rd annual Stuff The Bus Thanksgiving food drive collected 13 tons, or 26,092 pounds, of food. The week-long food drive took place Nov. 9 to 14 at the Safeway in Rehoboth, the Dover Safeway, Walmart in Milford, Rodney Square in Wilmington, and the ShopRite stores at First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers. In June, DART held the Stuff The Bus COVID19 Relief food drive that collected 4.5 tons, or 9,097 pounds, of food. In total, Stuff The Bus food drives in 2020 collected 17.5 tons, or 35,189 pounds, of food that the Food Bank of Delaware distributed through its hunger relief partners to Delaware residents in need of food assistance.

Easterseals offers Lifespan Respite grant funding

Caregiver burnout can put one’s physical and mental health at risk. Respite allows caregivers the time to relax, clear their mind, and find some peace in their busy life. Through Easterseals respite programs, partially funded by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, caregivers could qualify for grant funding to pay for care of their loved ones while they get a break.

New applications for Lifespan Respite funding are now being accepted. Go to to complete an online application, or call the Community Outreach Department at 302-221-2087 to complete over the phone.

Kindergarten registration underway in Indian River district

November is Kindergarten Registration Awareness Month, and the Indian River School District is currently conducting electronic kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year. 

Registration documents for incoming kindergarten students can be found at by clicking on the blue registration button.

Documents can be filled out and submitted electronically to each school, and parents will receive a confirmation email from the school upon receipt. 

Kindergarten registration is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Monday, Aug. 31.

Parents registering their child must also submit electronic copies of an original birth certificate, proof of immunization and proof of residency.

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