Cape Life Briefs
Free spay and neuter program offered monthly for feral cats
Just Us Cat Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit cat rescue association, offers a free spay and neuter program for feral cats, which must be brought in humane traps for their appointments. The Delaware SPCA will perform 10 spay/neuter operations on the last Thursday of every month at its Georgetown facility. Just Us will cover the cost of the spay or neuter to include rabies, distemper and pain meds. The Just Us organization offers this program to combat statewide animal overpopulation and make a significant reduction in the homeless cat population. This program is not for house cats. Just Us welcomes any donations to help support this effort. Appointments must be scheduled with the SPCA by calling 302-856-636, Ext. 12.
IR volunteer fire co. ladies auxiliary to host quarter action March 26
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a quarter auction at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at Main Station No. One, 32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 for the first paddle. Additional paddles are $2 each. Vendors may include but are not limited to Avon, Celebrating Home, Longaberger, Mia Bella Candles, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi Jewelry, Premiere Designs Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, 31 Bags, man cave items, mystery bags, gift baskets and a Chinese Auction. Refreshments will be available including hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, baked items, soda and water. For more information, contact Linda, 302-945-8430 or Tammy, 302-841-3697.
Lewes Senior Center to hold spring bazaar March 28
Lewes Senior Center will hold its Annual Spring Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28. The bazaar will feature the work of local crafters and artisans as well as garage sale items. There will be a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items, baked goods, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. There will be bargains on new and gently used household items, fine quality clothing, baked goods and much more. Continental breakfast and a tasty lunch are also available for sale. The Lewes Senior Center is at 32083 Janice Road, Lewes. For more information call 302-645-9293.
Lewes Amateur Radio Society to meet April 1
The Lewes Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 1, at The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in the Village of Five Points, Lewes. Handheld radios will be tuned to the LARS repeater 147.330 MHz.+ PL Tone 156.7 Hz. and 146.52 MHz. Simplex for anyone who may need directions. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Rita McClanahan, K3RMM, at 302-645-7328.
Blessing of Animals and Easter Egg Roll set April 4 at American Legion 28
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host a Blessing of the Animals and an Easter Egg Roll starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4. The blessing will take place at 10 a.m., and all animals are invited. Dogs should be leashed or caged. The Easter Egg Roll will take place at approximately 11 a.m., and children up to age 12 are invited. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. The event is open to the public. The American Legion is at 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro.
GMOs are topic of Film for Thought April 19 in Rehoboth
A third in the series of the Film for Thought program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The film will examine the issue of a very topical subject, genetically modified organisms and how they are affecting the food supply. Filmmaker and concerned father Jeremy Seifert looks for answers about how GMOs affect children, the health of the planet and freedom of choice. Group discussion will follow the screening. For details and registration, call the Rehoboth Beach Library at 302-227-8044, or register online at www.rehobothlibrary.org.
2nd Infantry Division veterans to reunite May 1 to 3 in Lancaster
The Mid Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pa., May 1 to 3 at the Continental Inn. All veterans of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division are invited, in particular those in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. For more information, call Harry Roye at 804-526-0828 or email Hkroye@comcast.net.
New community radio station WWSX calls for volunteers
WWSX, the new community radio station for Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey, is looking for volunteers to assist with production and station operations. Prior radio experience is not required, as training will be provided. Volunteers do have to be reliable and interested in assisting community organizations with the production of public service announcements and programming production. They are also seeking volunteers to work with the creation of a music library and general administration duties. Contact Tom Dooley at 302-226-1414 for further details.
First State to host community dinner third Thursday of every month
First State Community Action Agency will host a community dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., the third Thursday of every month at its Georgetown facility, 308 N. Railroad Ave. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for just $1 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 302-856-7761, Ext. 139.
Showcase a nonprofit at Lewes library
Any nonprofit organization or community group looking to reach more people can get help from the Lewes Public Library. The library is seeking groups to organize informational displays in its lobby display case, which is seen by the hundreds of people who walk through the library’s doors every day. For nonprofit agencies, this is an opportunity to educate the community about the services of an organization. For community groups, this is a chance to let others know what is offered and recruit new members. To schedule a two-week time period in 2015, contact Rebecca Lowe, library development director, at 302-645-2733 or Rebecca.Lowe@lib.de.us. For more information about this and other library programs, call the library during business hours at 302-645-2733 or go to www.leweslibrary.org.
Website provides digital library for Delaware
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.
Sussex County 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, go to www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov.