Community Briefs 1/13/21

January 13, 2021
CHEER offers new yearly memberships

The annual CHEER membership year now runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, starting with 2021. CHEER is a nonprofit agency that serves the 50-plus population in Sussex County through an array of programs and services including nutrition, transportation, home health assistance, and social and recreational activities. Its mission is to keep seniors in their homes enjoying healthy and active lifestyles. The CHEER membership fee of $30 per year gives members access to all seven CHEER congregate meal activity centers in Sussex County plus eligibility for reduced-priced congregate meals and upcoming trips. They also can participate in agency-sponsored classes and virtual activities. Bus service is available to transport members to and from the centers. Members also receive the free Happenings monthly newsletter. For more information, contact a local CHEER center in Georgetown, Greenwood, Lewes, Long Neck, Milton, Ocean View or Roxana. This offer only applies to the congregate meal centers, not the CHEER Community Center or Sand Hill Adult Day Program, both in Georgetown.

SoDel Toastmasters to meet virtually

Southern Delaware Toastmasters meets virtually from 6 to 7 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Members work together to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Anyone interested in joining can visit or the club’s Facebook page at Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club for more information. The meeting link will be shared upon request.

When in-person meetings are allowed to resume, the club will meet at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine St., Georgetown. For details about local Toastmasters clubs, visit

DelTech distance learning continues

Delaware Tech will continue distance learning with select sections of skills labs on campus. It will provide targeted student support services on its campuses for those who need to access that assistance in person, and will continue to support faculty through professional development and additional resources, to enable them to provide the highest-quality distance learning experience.

Genealogical society to hold meeting Jan. 16

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, via Zoom. Genealogist Lisa Alzo will speak on Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present, and Future. Alzo is a writer, coach, and longtime genealogist with a special interest in Czech-Slovak genealogy. For more information, go to and To participate, email

Long Neck UMC coat drive runs through Jan. 17

Long Neck United Methodist Church is collecting new and gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and new socks in youth and adult sizes. Bagged items my be dropped off in front of Benjamin Hall at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through Sunday, Jan. 17. All items must separated for males, females, children's’ sizes and placed in separate trash bags with a list of contents. COVID-19 regulations require volunteers have minimal contact with donations. The collected items will be distributed to local agencies to be given to those in need. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Jan. 17

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17. Imagining a Land Where Black Lives Matter will be the topic. All are welcome to view this Sunday Service on UUSD’s Facebook Page. For more information, go to

Drop off canned food donations to American Legion through Jan. 18

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will not have in-person volunteer activities for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observance, Monday, Jan. 18. Instead, the auxiliary is holding a canned food drive for the homeless shelter in Georgetown. All canned goods are needed, especially those that have easy-open lids. Monetary donations are also appreciated to purchase items. Donations may be dropped off at the auxiliary office at Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro until Jan. 18. For more information, call 302-381-3897 or 302-569-8699.

Coastal Georgetown AAUW to meet Jan. 21

Coastal Georgetown AAUW will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom. Alternative Methods of Relaxation for Heart and Mind is the program with featured speaker Carolyn Showell. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, nationally certified hypnotherapist and an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with over 20 years’ experience as a leader in behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment. Showell is the owner of Renew Your Heart and Mind, a holistic center offering services in Millsboro and Seaford. For information, go to

Unitarian Universalists to meet Jan. 24

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 24. Finding the Funny in Moments is the topic. All are welcome to view the service on UUSD's Facebook page. For more information, go to

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