Community Briefs 6/16/21

June 16, 2021
Chesapeake Utilities awards scholarship to Cape grad

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced the 2021 recipients of scholarship awards through the company’s Aspiring Scholars Program. A group of 12 children of company employees have been selected to receive $2,000 each in scholarship funds toward their study at an accredited college, university or post-secondary education technical school. 

Nathan Loucks, a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, received a scholarship toward his education at Elizabethtown College.

Greenwood CHEER to resume Memory Café June 17

CHEER Inc. announced it will resume Memory Café at the Greenwood CHEER Center from 1 to 3 p.m, Thursday, June 17.

Sessions are for the elderly who are suffering with memory loss. Christie Shirey, CHEER caregiver resource coordinator, will moderate the meetings assisted by Vickie Adkins.

Memory Café at Milton and Long Neck will begin soon, and exact dates will be published. Sessions at Georgetown and Lewes Harbour Lights CHEER centers are on hold until those centers fully reopen.

Participants at the Memory Café are those experiencing mild memory loss, cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia, and their caregivers, family or friends. Participants are not asked their diagnoses but are encouraged to discuss things that bring joy into their lives and stimulate brain activity from life memories. They are encouraged to socialize and have fun.

Memory Café at CHEER activity centers is not a drop-off day program, is not a structured support group, and does not provide medical services.

For more information, call 302-515-3040.

Judaism’s gifts program June 20

A program on Judaism’s gifts to the world will continue at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at the Lewes Public Library. The presenter will explore how Judaism’s concepts have become universal ones. Refreshments will be served. RSVP is required to

Maiorano to bid adieu at UUSD on June 20

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 20. For the second and last time, the Rev. Paula Maiorano will bid adieu to her transitional ministry at UUSD. The outdoor service will include volunteer recognition. All are welcome to view the service on UUSD's Facebook Page. For more information, go to

Safe Harbor UCC to host Juneteenth celebration June 20

Safe Harbor United Church of Christ will host an event in observance of Juneteenth, one of America's most significant celebrations of freedom. 

The free potluck event will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at Gordons Pond Pavilion in Rehoboth Beach. 

Commemorating the true ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth dates back to 1865, when Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended. 

Safe Harbor UCC organizers see this as a time to reaffirm the commitment to the work remaining to be done to achieve a society devoid of prejudice and inequality. A good way to start is by taking the time to understand and support one another. Safe Harbor UCC is an all-inclusive congregation and the event is open to all. The program will include worship, food, fellowship, live music from Georgie Jessup, and a brief history of Juneteenth. 

For more information, go to

Trainings for Beebe Patient Care Assistant Program to begin June 21

Beebe Healthcare will offer additional 5-week trainings for its Patient Care Assistant Program this summer. This program is for candidates interested in a career in healthcare. A high school diploma or GED is required to apply.

Start dates for this program are Monday, June 21 or Monday, July 19.

Patient care assistants at Beebe will participate in a 5-week training program which educates participants in basic clinical skills and computer skills required in either the inpatient or physician office settings.

General technical skills include patient hygiene, patient safety, documentation, specimen collecting and handling, supplies organization, room preparation and more.

Training will take place at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing for the first two weeks and then in the department or location of assignment for the following three weeks.

The program is open to current employees or new hires. To learn more, call 302-645-3336 or email Kelley Mills at or Stefanie Stratton at

Leadership networking events set June 22

Life Leadership Networking will host a luncheon at 12 p.m., a reception at 5 p.m., and an educational Zoom event, Tuesday, June 22. 

Attendees will meet other positive professionals, make connections, and share their stories and goals. In-person events will be held at 20573 Lillies Way, Lincoln. 

For more information, contact Barbara Steele at or 302-740-2149.

Family Promise info meeting June 23

Family Promise of Southern Delaware will host an in-person community meeting for those interested in assisting families with children who are experiencing homelessness. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach. Attendees will hear an update on how the Family Promise network of affiliates responded during restrictions imposed during the pandemic. There will also be an overview of the needs of homeless families in the area; a status update on the Southern Delaware affiliate; and discussion with the board of directors. Attendees should use the back parking area. People will be directed to the meeting room. For more info contact 

Lokken Investment to host midyear economy review June 23

Lokken Investment Group LLC, a local and independent investment firm in Lewes, will hold a discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, in the large meeting room at the Lewes Public Library. Experienced investment advisor Jonathan Lokken, CIMA, draws from over 25 years of investment management experience in his discussions. Lokken and his team will review the current state of the U.S. economy, inflation expectations, taxes and policy changes in Washington, D.C., and how investors should be positioned in the current environment. Ample time will be available for questions. This will be an interactive learning environment. To register, go to or call 302-645-6650. While the discussion is open to the public, registration is required.

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