Cape Gazette

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Nov 25, 2014

Lewes gift shop holding drive for winter coats

Forest Song Gifts at 16867 Kings Highway in Lewes will give a small token of appreciation, an amethyst crystal, to people who bring in gently used coats or jackets which will be provided for adults and children in need this winter. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 302-212-7486 for more information.

Avoiding Probate class Dec. 1 in Georgetown

A free class, Avoiding Probate, will be offered to the public from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine St. Georgetown. The class covers how to make the transition of property occur seamlessly at the time of death, without opening an estate.  The sponsor, Delaware Money School, provides this class given by an experienced instructor, Deirdre O’Shea McCartney, Esq. Having written, spoken and taught on the subject many times, she breaks down a complex subject to simple, understandable layman’s terms. Everyone should have a will prepared with a competent attorney. This class teaches how to prepare an estate in such a manner that the entire probate process can be avoided and the will never comes into play. Register online at For more information on this class, email or call 302-855-0551.

Bryan & Brittingham to host Christmas Open House Dec. 5 and 6

Bryan & Brittingham at 38148 Bi State Blvd. in Delmar, invites all to its Christmas Open House from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. The event features Check-R-Board Days, where shoppers can take advantage of great sales on Purina feed and other items throughout the store. Kids can enjoy carriage rides with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, and all can register for a chance to win an LED TV or Kindle Fire.  Customers will also have the opportunity to enter the national 2014 Purina Check-R-Board Days sweepstakes for their chance to win a 2014 John Deere Gator TS, a trip for two to the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, or Purina Gear.

WRDE becomes Xfinity's primary NBC affiliate Dec. 18

WRDE Coast TV is the first NBC affiliate on the Eastern Shore, and beginning Dec. 18 it will become Xfinity’s primary NBC affiliate on Comcast cable systems throughout the Delmarva area.

To watch WRDE NBC Coast TV on Comcast, viewers can tune in channel 9 (standard definition) and channels 209 or 809 for high definition. WRDE’s popular My COZI TV, the classic TV and sports station, is available on channel 204.

Mediacom subscribers can tune in WRDE NBC Coast TV on channel 9 (standard definition) and channel 809 for high definition. My COZI TV is on channel 99. Both Direct TV and Dish TV carry WRDE NBC Coast TV on channel 31.

Edward Jones local advisor collects for Toys for Tots through Dec. 19

Wade Thompson, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., behind the QVC Outlet store, during regular business hours through Dec. 19.

"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Thompson said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Visit and recruiting website,

Mediacom employees earn national, regional customer service awards

Four Mediacom employees from Sussex County earned national honors in an awards program that cited them for outstanding performance and put them in the top rankings nationally among their Mediacom peers.

Denise Stansmore of Millsboro received the National Gold Leaf of the Year Award; Carrieann Emplit, also from Millsboro, won the National Gold Outstanding Sales Supervisor Award. Katie Brinsfield of Frankford won the National Gold Award for Unsung Hero, and Ryan Mustian of Millsboro received the Regional Installer Technician of the Year Award.

Ceremonies were held to celebrate Customer Service Week and recognize employees who consistently deliver excellent customer service. Mediacom delivers cable television and broadband communication services to homes and businesses, and employs 4,600 people companywide.

Rick Berl named top lawyer

Lewes attorney Rick Berl was recently named one of Delaware’s top lawyers for 2014 in the November issue of Delaware Today Magazine. The recognition comes from a vote of other lawyers throughout Delaware. Berl is a partner with Berl & Feinberg at the Dartmouth Professional Center in Lewes, where he handles civil litigation, business matters, and real estate.

Food Lion holds Holidays Without Hunger campaign through Dec. 23

This holiday season, Food Lion is partnering with customers in its more than 1,100 stores through Dec. 23 to help solve hunger through its Food Lion Feeds Holidays Without Hunger campaign.

Through the campaign, customers can purchase and donate a specially marked Holidays Without Hunger food box for $5 while supplies last or make a cash donation at checkout. One hundred percent of cash donations benefit Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief charity, and its network of local food banks. Food boxes are donated directly to a local hunger relief food bank or agency. To learn more about Food Lion Feeds or the Holidays Without Hunger campaign, go to

Thomas P. Carney joins Morris James LLP Real Estate

Morris James LLP recently announced that Thomas P. Carney has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Real Estate Practice Group. His practice will focus on real estate transactions and land use.

As a former assistant city solicitor of Wilmington, Carney's experience includes representing the city as a lender in private and public residential and commercial real estate transactions, drafting and negotiating finance documents, drafting rezoning ordinances, drafting amendments to the city’s building code, and representing the city as a participating jurisdiction in federally funded affordable housing programs.

Carney graduated from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2010 and received his BS in finance and business law from The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business in 2007. He was a summer clerk for the Hon. Linda K. Caracappa of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice law in Delaware. He can be reached at 302-888-6822 or





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