Cape Life Briefs
Gee You Will seeks help finding home
The Gee You Will Project is seeking support and ideas from the public to help it find a new location for storage and operations. Gee You Will is a formalwear lending library that provides gowns and assistance to those who might not otherwise attend a formal affair. It also includes a mentoring program. Even a trailer or storage container to house the gowns until the organization can find a new home would be helpful. Project leaders have a limited budget, but have great hope that the community will provide a place to continue their work. Anyone who wishes to help can text or call Rosemary Joseph-Kappel at 392-242-0032.
Women's Club of Indian River to learn about Civil Air Patrol March 10
Col. William S. Bernfeld, commander of the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, will speak at the March meeting of the GFWC-Women's Club of Indian River. He will give a brief history of the beginnings of the CAP during World War II, then describe what the CAP is currently accomplishing and what its future holds. The meeting is at 10 a.m., Monday, March 10, at the Indian River Yacht Club, River Road, Millsboro. Anyone interested in hearing about the Delaware Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is welcome to attend. For more information call 302-947-2640.
AAUW Coastal- Georgetown book discussion group to meet March 11
AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books discussion from 1 to 3 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at the Selbyville library. The book for March 11 is "Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?" by Jeannette Winterson. Religion, sex class, libraries, politics, madness, art: the memoir of a young woman discovering the sanctuary of literature. For more information call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
Community Quilting Bee March 15
Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at St. George’s Chapel near Harbeson. The community is invited to participate. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County.
All materials are provided. Those don’t know how to sew will be shown how. Those with sewing machines are asked to bring them and to bring a covered dish to share at lunch.
Quilts of Love also needs the following for future bees: pure cotton fabrics and flannel, 100 percent cotton thread, low-loft batting and embroidery floss.
Due to hot irons and extension cords, organizers ask participants not to bring small children. For more information call Jan at 302-703-2107.
MOPH Chapter 1787 meets March 15
Millsboro Chapter 1787 of The Military Order of the Purple Heart is calling all combat-wounded veterans to join in their efforts to promote patriotism, history, fraternalism, and assistance to all veterans with VA claims, homelessness, and job placement. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at the Pizza King, 358 East DuPont Highway/Route 113 South, Millsboro. One does not have to be a member to attend the meeting. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302 228-9577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Facebook.com/MOPH1787.
MOPH is the only veterans' service organization composed exclusively of combat-wounded veterans. Associate membership is also available to a parent, stepparent, spouse, sibling, or lineal descendant of a living or deceased Purple Heart recipient.
Milton Public Library to host guide for veterans claims process March 19
The Milton Public Library is offering help to veterans who wish to file a claim for themselves or their famiies. Laurie Corsa, veterans service officer of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, will offer a guide through the VA process in two free sessions at 2 and 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 19.
Call 302-684-8856 for accessibility and/or more information; ask for Director Mary Catherine Hopkins. For directions, go to http://milton.lib.de.us and click on Hours & Directions.
Coastal-Georgetown AAUW hosts CEO of Children and Families First March 20
The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of AAUW will meet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Magnolia's on Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View.
The speaker will be Leslie Newman, now in her eighth year as CEO of Children & Families First, having served as director of development for 15 years before assuming CEO duties. Newman will talk about some of the challenges that children and families face in Delaware. She is commissioner for the Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission and a member of the Delaware Early Childhood Council. In addition, Newman is president of the board of the Milton & Hattie Kutz Foundation and advisor for the Youth Philanthropy Board and a member of the Board of Kids Count in Delaware.
The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy and research.
For more information on membership, call Brenda at 302-684-8716.
Exhibit space still available for Milton library Expo March 26
The Milton Public Library will be host a free Ladies' & Gentlemen's Expo from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26. Exhibitors from various nonprofit organizations, home-based businesses and healthcare providers will be on hand. The evening will include door prizes, screenings, pampering, food and fun.
Those interested in being exhibitors should contact the Milton Public Library at 302-684-8856 ASAP to reserve a spot. Ask for Mary Catherine Hopkins, director. For directions, go to to www.milton.lib.de.us and click on Hours and Directions.
Libraries offer online magazines
The Sussex County Department of Libraries announces Zinio for Libraries, an online service that offers multiuser access to dozens of popular periodicals, free of charge. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, providing access both in and out of local libraries to users of e-readers, tablets and other internet-connected devices.
Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full-color pictures, intuitive navigation, keyword article search, and audio and video. Users only need an active Sussex County library card.
See a library staff member at a Sussex County library for more information on how to access this service, or go to www.sussex.lib.de.us and click on the Zinio link.
Delaware offers online help for veterans
The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs has launched a new online application for making donations to programs that serve veterans. Donors can easily make online contributions to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund and the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
The new DCVA mobile-friendly application is accessible from the DCVA website or can be found directly at http://de.gov/donatevets. The DCVA is dedicated to assisting veterans and their family members in obtaining benefits and coordinating support programs.
Users can designate donations to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund to help the DCVA assist veterans with immediate needs or toward projects such as beautification of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries for commemorative events honoring Delaware veterans or the Memorial Tree in memory of a loved one. Donations can be made in honor of a specific individual or cause.
For more information about the DCVA and its programs, visit www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov.
Pvt. Spencer Gary graduates basic infantry
Army National Guard Pvt. Spencer C. Gary has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
Gary is the son of Donegan Vinnie of Rehoboth. He is a 2011 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes.
Second Infantry plans May 2-4 reunion
The Penn-Jersey Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will hold its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pa., May 2-4 at the Continental Inn. All veterans of the Army's Second Infantry Division are invited. For more information, call Jack Woodall at 610-274-1409 or email email@example.com.
Miss Delaware preliminaries underway
Young women interested in gaining scholarship money who are age 17 to 24; have lived, worked or gone to school full time in Delaware; are single and have never been married, are eligible to participate in a preliminary pageant that goes on to the Miss Delaware Pageant. At the pageants, young ladies are asked to engage in the following phases of competition: interview, talent, lifestyle in swimsuit and on-stage question. Participation in these pageants can lead to scholarship money. To find out more, email Dulcenia Kemmerlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New eBook website provides a kid-friendly digital library experience
Delaware libraries have expanded their services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The Kids eReading Room filters the overall digital collection to only show children’s content, which gets kids to the books they want faster. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level, or interest level. The Kids Collection features popular series such as Big Nate, Fancy Nancy, Harry Potter and more. It also includes nonfiction subjects such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), history, and art.
This user-friendly site contains eBooks and audiobooks. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees. This service is available and free to anyone with a Delaware public library card.
The main digital collection is at http://delaware.lib.overdrive.com. From there, users can click on the For Kids Reading Room icon to go to the kids’ site. Or, they can go there directly at http://delaware.lib.overdrive.com/kids.