News Briefs 11/14/17

November 14, 2017

Milton Food Pantry seeks donations
The Milton Community Food Pantry is seeking donations for Thanksgiving distribution. The pantry needs canned sweet potatoes/yams, boxed dressing mix, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce, juices, and jars of gravy before holiday distribution for those in need begins Monday, Nov. 20. The pantry also can use Food Lion and Walmart gift cards so volunteers can buy needed food supplies.

Donations are accepted from 12-2:30 p.m. on Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays. The Milton Community Food Pantry is located at the Goshen Church Hall at 114 Federal St. To mail a monetary donation, address it to P.O. Box 84, Milton, DE 19968. For more, call 302-278-9557.

Inland Bays committee meets Nov. 16
The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the center office on Inlet Road in Rehoboth Beach. The committee will review the executive director’s report and committee reports regarding bacteria, fertilization and outreach. For more information or a full agenda, go to

Area projects under state review process
Several Lewes-area projects are in various stages of the state’s preliminary land use service process:

• Dorman-Hazzard Property, 238 lots on 119 acres, AR-1 zoning, at the intersection of Conley’s Chapel Road and Dorman Road, near Lewes. Developer is Insight Development Co., Bridgeville.

• David Kielbasa Property, 68 lots on 32 acres, AR-1 zoning, north side of Angola Road, near Lewes. Developer is Hailey Developers LLC, Burtonsville, Md.

• Peach Tree Acres, assisted living facility on Route 9 near Lewes, 114 units on 3.4 acres, AR-1 zoning.

• Warrington Road Property, 124 lots on 75 acres, south of Route 24-Warrington Road intersection near Rehoboth. Developer is Wellesley Partners LLC, Rehoboth Beach.

• R&W Cricket Medical, rezoning of 18 acres from AR-1 to CR-1, near intersection of Route 9 and Hudson Road between Lewes and Harbeson. Developer is R&W Cricket Medical LLC, Wilmington.

• Plantation Seniors Housing, 160,000-square-foot seniors living facility, near intersection of Plantation Road and Cedar Grove Road, Lewes. Developer is Plantation Partners LLC, Rehoboth Beach.

Once projects are reviewed by stage agencies and comments are provided and answered, developers can proceed to file applications to start the Sussex County land-use process.

Milton Fire Department hosts CPR classes
The Milton Fire Department will host two CPR classes Sunday, Nov. 19. The classes are $30 per person and will instruct participants in infant, child and adult CPR as well as how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED.

To register, call Polytech Adult Education at 302-697-4545. Register early as class sizes will be limited. A morning class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register for the morning class, use the code VR1091737 when registering over the phone. An afternoon class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. To register for this class, use the code VR1091738 when registering over the phone.

Lewes Christmas parade entry deadline Nov. 17
This year’s annual Lewes Christmas parade will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, with an inclement weather date for the same time Dec. 9. The parade’s theme is Celebrating an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Lewes.

To receive an entry form, organizations and individuals who want to enter the parade in a decorated vehicle or in a marching group should call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302-645-8073. The deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 17.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Marching Group, Band, Clown, Equestrian, Decorated Classic Car (vintage 1967 or older), Decorated Vehicle (1967 or more recent), Fire Company, Commercial Float, Community Organization Float and Youth Organization Float. All entries need to be decorated. Entrants will be notified in a mailing Nov. 22 with their entry number and their parade lineup time. The parade lineup takes place from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The parade begins on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street. Entrants are asked to commit to the inclement weather date the following Saturday, if it is necessary.

Cape Henlopen school board meets Nov. 16
The Cape Henlopen school board will hold its November meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in the cafeteria of Mariner Middle School. The board will discuss a lease with the University of Delaware Osher Institute and also discuss expanding the World Language Immersion Program for 2018-19. Both items could be voted on.