News Briefs 9/22/23

September 22, 2023
Carney signs anti-smoking bill

Gov. John Carney signed a bill Sept. 20 designed to prevent smoking in a vehicle when a child is present.

The bill refers to tobacco products and reducing the effects of secondhand smoke, but does not mention marijuana smoke. The final bill on the Delaware Legislature site defines a child as under 16.

Lewes mayor, council set public hearing

Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, at the Rollins Center. The agenda includes discussion of proposed code changes affecting manufactured home parks, specifically the Donovan-Smith community, and archaeology requirements for subdivisions.

Lewes bicycle panel to meet Sept. 26

The Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at city hall. The agenda includes discussion and possible action on a plan for trail compliance with cycling rules and etiquette. For the full agenda and meeting link, go to

Lewes Art Committee to meet Sept. 27

The Lewes Public Art Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Rollins Center. The agenda includes a presentation, discussion and possible action on selection of an artist for a 2024 installation. For the full agenda and meeting link, go to

Lewes BPW to meet Sept. 27

The Lewes Board of Public Works will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, at city hall. The agenda includes discussions of the logo and design of the new water tower, and the wastewater treatment plant long-range plan. See the full agenda and meeting link at

No Lewes farmers market Sept. 23

Due to the forecast of unsafe weather conditions, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market will not be open this Saturday, Sept. 23.

Next Saturday, Sept. 30, will be the season’s last market held at George H.P. Smith Park from 8 a.m. to noon.

The HLFM Fall Market season will begin Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lewes Elementary School parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon, continuing until Saturday, Nov. 18.

Rehoboth Board of Adjustment to meet

The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment will meet at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the city hall commissioners room, 229 Rehoboth Ave. There are two hearings slated. The first is for the property at 104 Scarborough Ave., the former Walls’ Apartments, and concerns a variance request from the requirement that any new lot contain a rectangle of at least 4,000 square feet in area with its shortest side measuring at least 48 feet. The second is for the property at 100 East Lake Drive and is related to variance requests to allow an increase in height of an accessory building, not to exceed 15 feet measured from the centerline of East Lake Drive, and to exceed the maximum allowable FAR by 29 square feet.

A full agenda, meeting materials and a livestream are accessible at Only in-person attendees may make comments. For more information, contact the city at 302-227-6181 or

Job fair set Sept. 29 at Veterans Home

The Delaware Veterans Home will host a job fair for healthcare professionals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd., Milford. Preregistration is not required. Light refreshments will be offered.

DVH is seeking qualified candidates to work as certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses providing quality care for veteran residents.

Attendees will be able to connect with DVH staff, learn about available positions and receive onsite interviews. Applicants should bring their resume and any related supporting documentation.

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision care; retirement plans; work-life balance support; and opportunities for professional growth. Recruitment incentives are being offered for eligible positions.

For more information, go to or call 302-424-6000. To apply online, visit

Sussex council to meet Sept. 26

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the county administration office, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. A full agenda and meeting materials are available at

Meetings are held in person, livestreamed at, and available by phone at 302-394-5036 using code 570176. Council members will attend a ribbon cutting at Hudson Park at 12:30 p.m.

The park, located near the intersection of Route 9 and Cool Spring Road, is a trailhead for the Lewes-to-Georgetown Trail built by the Sussex County Land Trust.

Dewey organizational meeting set Sept. 29

The Dewey Beach Town Council organizational meeting is set for 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at the Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. The three newly elected commissioners will be sworn in for their two-year terms, and commissioners will vote to appoint a mayor and council secretary, both carrying one-year terms. For the full agenda and meeting link, go to

Friends of Rehoboth library seeks new board members

The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library is looking for new members to join its board of directors. The Friends group is the fundraising arm for the library, financing 100% of the library’s collection and supporting programming.

The Friends board meets at 9:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in fundraising activities throughout the year. The most recent fundraiser, 30 Chances to Win Daily Raffle, netted almost $13,000 for the library.

Those interested are invited to attend the Oct. 3 meeting to learn more about the Friends group. For more information, email

Coastal Sussex NARFE meeting RSVPs due

Coastal Sussex Delaware Chapter 1690 NARFE will meet at 12 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at 1776 Steakhouse in the Midway Shopping Center between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will discuss elder law, and wills and estates. Reservations are required by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, to

The cost of the luncheon is $19 per person including gratuities, and payment is made upon arrival.

The Nov. 9 meeting will address healthcare open season. New long-term care premiums for federal employees will go into effect Monday, Jan. 1.

For more information, go to

Bingo set Sept. 22 at Rehoboth fire station

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host Bingo at 7 p.m., Friday,  Sept. 22, at Station 1, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

The price includes the first book, one bonanza, and one door prize entry. Cash prizes to be awarded total $2,150, including a $300 jackpot. Participants must be age 18 or above to play.

The auxiliary's mission is to support the fire company in fundraising, community engagement and disaster relief. To purchase advance tickets, call or text Carey Buck at 610-999-6410. 

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