Community Briefs 8/30/23

August 30, 2023
‘Remember the Ladies’ program set Aug. 31

The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church summer spirituality series will continue at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, in the parish hall at 211 Mulberry St., Lewes, and weekly throughout the summer. At the end of each session, King’s Ice Cream is served to all in attendance. 

Eric Mease will present “Remember the Ladies.”

He said, “’Hamilton: An American Musical’ introduced us to Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton, who until recently was known mainly to historians. Now, our kids and grandchildren sing her praises. Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton is only one of many women in the pantheon of American founders. This lecture helps us abide by Abigail Adams’ wish that we remember the ladies, including both Elizabeth Hamilton and Abigail Adams, as well as Martha Washington and Dolley Madison.”

Mease is an American history buff with a specific interest in the Early American period. He is a retired paralegal from the DuPont Company’s Intellectual Property group, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and earned a master’s degree in arts and liberal studies from the University of Delaware.

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Delaware Tech alumni sunset cruise RSVP due Sept. 1

Delaware Technical Community College invites all alumni to register for an evening sunset cruise Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Boarding will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewes terminal with departure at 6:45 p.m. The ferry will return at  9 p.m., and the event ends at 9:30 p.m.

Attendees will be treated to music by The Funsters, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. The event will be hosted by Delaware Tech President Mark Brainard, a proud alumnus of the college. 

“We have a stellar group of alumni working throughout the state of Delaware,’ said Brainard. “This is a great opportunity for them to connect with their classmates, and stay in touch with college leaders and our board of trustees.”

Alumni can attend the event free and bring a guest for $25. The required registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 1. To sign up, go to

UUSD to meet Sept. 3

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an in-person and livestreamed service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, with Back to School as the topic. Julie Keefer, UUSD director of music ministries, said, “Whether you are heading into your first year of middle school or celebrating your 65th class reunion, this time of year marks a new beginning for so many.” She will remind attendees of the life supplies that will help them succeed through another year of life. For more information, go to

UD Lewes docent information session set Sept. 6

The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment docent team will host an information session from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the. Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 1044 College Drive, Lewes.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the highly regarded docent team can stop by to learn about the campus tour program and pick up an application.The team is looking for motivated individuals who desire to expand their knowledge of the ocean and coastal environment and the exciting work being done by CEOE researchers locally and globally, and share that knowledge with the public.

For more information, call 302-645-4234.

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