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Feb 08, 2016

Dining Out for Miriam's Table fundraiser set Feb. 24 at Henlopen City Oyster House

Henlopen City Oyster House will be the site of this month's benefit for Miriam's Table, a daily nutrition program that feeds over 300 needy children of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fundraising event will be held from 12 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. Henlopen City Oyster House is at 50 Wilmington Ave. in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Restaurant owners Joe Baker and Chris Bisaha are donating 15 percent of each check to the children's feeding program. Previous events at Confucius, Palate, Hooked, Nage, Rehoboth Ale House, 208 Social and Mariachi have provided over 3,000 meals for the children of Miriam's Table. For more information, go to To become an event sponsor or for more information, call Susie Keefer at 814-673-4148.

Thrivent Financial to offer free retirement workshop in Dover Feb. 27

Thrivent Financial representatives Marshall Steinmann and Chris Gibbons, CFP, FIC, will present Retire Wisely - A Thrivent Financial Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27,  at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 113 Lotus St., Dover. Steinmann and Gibbons will share how to manage six risks all retirees face: outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising healthcare costs. No products will be sold at this event. To RSVP, contact Steinmann at 302-858-6210 or

Regional Applebee's stores raise $1.76 million for charities

The Rose Group, a leading franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants, has announced that it, and its regional Applebee’s stores, have raised an impressive $1.76 million for various charities throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“Fundraising and charitable giving have always been a cultural staple at The Rose Group,” said Jeff Warden, president and CEO. “At our core, we are a company focused on community engagement. We find there is no better way to get to know and engage with our neighbors than bringing everyone together for a good cause. We are incredibly impressed and humbled by the vigor that our local stores as well as each of our individual employees have put into fundraising efforts throughout 2015. It speaks to their character, and we are proud to have them as part of our team.”

Along the eastern shore of Delaware and Maryland, six Applebee’s locations raised a combined total of $96,600 through programs including Flapjack Fundraisers, Dining to Donate, Veterans Day meals, ‘A’ is for Applebee’s, Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraisers, donation requests and local neighborhood promotions.

In addition to supporting a wide variety of charitable organizations, a large portion of The Rose Group’s fundraising efforts is focused on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For 11 years, The Rose Group’s Applebee’s and Corner Bakery Cafe locations have organized and participated in local events with the sole purpose of raising money for ALSF, raising a collective total of over $3 million.

Business networking group meets weekly in Lewes

The BNI Rehoboth I Chapter meets every Thursday at Lewes Diner for a business networking meeting. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome to come see the power of referral-based marketing in action. The only cost to visit is the cost of one's meal. For information or a reservation to attend, call Christine Davis at 302-236-1046, or visit www.BNIDVR.Com and click on the menu item Find a Chapter.

Morris James receives Access to Justice Leadership Award

Morris James LLP was presented the Leadership Award at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Awards Breakfast Oct. 29. The Leadership Award is given to the firm that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of pro bono service to the impoverished in Delaware, and fosters a culture which recognizes the value of Access to Justice service.

"Morris James is gratified to be acknowledged for its commitment to provide pro bono services to the disadvantaged in Delaware," said Managing Partner David H. Williams. The Access to Justice Awards are given in the name of the late Christopher W. White, a longtime attorney with the Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware and member of the Delaware State Bar Association who was widely known and respected for his advocacy work on behalf of the indigent people of Delaware.

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