Community Briefs 12/16/20

December 16, 2020
Lewes students participate in Emerson stage productions

Emerson College announced two Lewes residents participated in its virtual stage productions this fall. Lewes resident Caitlin Hudecheck was credited as stage manager for Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men On Boats.” This production tells the story of the 1869 expedition of a one-armed captain and a thrill-seeking crew as they find adventures along the course of the Colorado River. Hudecheck is pursuing a degree in stage and production management. Jolisa Osborn-Polakoff of Lewes was credited as a costume designer for “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.” This play uses parody to create a dark allegory that warns of the persistence of fascism.

Long Neck UMC outdoor Christmas show set Dec. 19

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a live outdoor performance of the story of the birth of Jesus at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. Performers will tell the story from the Gospel of Luke. Attendees should bring a chair, dress for the weather and come prepared to sing. A love offering will be accepted. For more information, go to

Unitarian Universalists to meet Dec. 20

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold A Quiet Quaker Meeting, an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, on UUSD’s Facebook page. Two friends, John Shuford and Deborah Bromiley, will join the Rev. Paula Maiorano to explain the significance of quiet and stillness for Quaker meetings, and facilitate a Quaker-style service for all attending. All are welcome to view this service. For more information, go to

Indian River school board to meet online Dec. 21

The Indian River School District Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, not at Sussex Central High School. A link for the Zoom meeting and instructions on how to join the session will be posted at Dec.  21. Public comments will be accepted during the meeting. The change to an online platform was necessary due to Delaware’s COVID-19 restrictions limiting the size of public gatherings.

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