Cape Life Briefs
Friends of the Lewes Public Library seek candidates for board; apply by June 7
The Friends of the Lewes Public Library are seeking candidates from the greater Lewes area to serve a three-year appointment on the Board of Directors. Interested individuals must be current members of the Friends of the Lewes Public Library. To be considered, send a completed application to President Candace Vessella, Friends of the Lewes Public Library Board of Directors, P.O. Box 356, Lewes, DE 19958, by Friday, June 7. Applications may be picked up at the library or downloaded from the Friends page of the Lewes Public Library website (www.leweslibrary.org).
The purpose of the Friends Board of Directors is to promote the library and help raise funds for its use, such as purchasing lending materials including books, sponsoring performances and enhancing the Children's Program. Meetings are held every other month. For further information, contact Vessella at 302-703-2212.
AARP Defensive Driving Refresher Course May 21 at Harbour Lights
Harbour Lights CHEER Center, 34211 Woods Edge Drive in Lewes, will host an AARP Defensive Driving Refresher Course from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 21. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers.
Prior completion of the Basic Driving Course is required before taking the refresher course. This class teaches valuable defensive driving techniques and provides a refresher about the rules of the road. Plus, in some states, completing this course could qualify participants for a multiyear discount on insurance.
Call the center, 302-645-9239, to preregister.
Military officers will meet May 21
The Southern Delaware Chapter of MOAA will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Road, Lewes. Laurie White of the Georgetown Veterans Administration office will speak on Understanding The Health Care Reform Act's Effects on Veterans' and Retired Military Benefits. Attend and get clarification and answers to questions. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. A buffet luncheon will be served. Guests are welcome.
Long Neck AARP to hold monthly luncheon meeting May 22
Long Neck AARP Chapter 4903 will have its monthly luncheon and presentation at noon, Wednesday, May 22, at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road.
The program is by Roger Marino of Mountaire Farms, who will focus on issues for the elderly. Menu choice is chicken parmesan, spaghetti & salad or roast beef, scalloped potatoes and California blend vegetables; dessert is strawberry shortcake.
Reservations are required by May 17. RSVP to Lynne, 302-644-8774; Ruth, 302-945-4510; or Mari, 302-684-8485. The luncheon and presentation cost $12 for chapter members, $12.50 for nonmembers. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.
Caregiver support group meets May 28
A caregiver resource support group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at Harbour Lights CHEER Center, 34211 Woods Edge Drive in Lewes. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Lunch is available for $3 for those age 60 and up, $4.50 for others. Call 302-645-9239 to register.
Delaware Hospice offers 'Off the Clock' Elder Law Q&A session May 29
In collaboration with Procino Wells LLC Attorneys at Law, Delaware Hospice is offering "Off the Clock," a complimentary elder law question-and-answer session from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford.
Patients and family members face many challenges at the end of life, including legal questions. What is a power of attorney versus a guardianship? What responsibility does a durable medical power of attorney give? What steps can one take to safely protect assets?
“Off the Clock” presenters will be Michele Procino-Wells, Esq., and Amber B. Woodland, Esq., from Procino Wells LLC. Participants will hear a brief presentation and then be invited to ask questions. Additional sessions are scheduled at 3 p.m.,Monday, June 17 and Friday, July 12. Learn more by contacting Katie Berna, MHA, BSN, CHPN, associate director of education for Delaware Hospice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-530-2388.
Book Discussion Group meets June 6
The Book Discussion Group sponsored by the Coastal-Georgetown Branch of AAUW will meet for its First Thursday gathering from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 6, at the Lewes Public Library for "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. In the book, a 60-something retiree living near London searches through his memories to discern what role, if any, he may have played in a decades-old tragedy. All are welcome. For more information call Laurel at 302-226-3773.
Kaya Wellness & Yoga to host free First Friday June 7
Kaya Wellness & Yoga, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach will host a free First Friday musical and dance performance by local composer Guillermo Silveira from 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 7
The instrumentation includes synthesizer, crystal bowls, brass bowl and percussion instruments for audience participation. First Friday will include various activities, free chair massage and a chance to socialize with fellow yogis. It will be followed by a community social. Participants should bring a drink or dish to share. Come 30 minutes before the performance for free yogic philosophy discussion. June's topic is Living Your Yoga.
For more information, call 302-227-3450 or email email@example.com.
Playtime at the Beach dog-friendly happy hour June 8 at Rigby's Bar & Grill
The next Playtime at the Beach doggy happy hour will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Rigby's Bar & Grill, 404 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. A portion of the proceeds from each happy hour will be donated to the Delaware Humane Association.
Rigby's is a contemporary neighborhood bistro featuring American cuisine incorporating a French cooking style. For more information about the venue, visit rigbysbarandgrill.com or call 302-227-6080.
For a list of upcoming Playtime at the Beach events, visit dehumane.org/playtimebeach.
Delaware Manufactured Home Owners travel to Shorebirds game June 8
Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association is selling tickets for the Delmarva Shorebirds playing baseball against the Lakewood Blue Claws at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Tickets are $6 each and may be obtained from home owners associations presidents or by calling 302-945-7943. There will be fireworks after the ballgame.
The funds raised by this event will benefit the work DMHOA does to help those in need who live in manufactured home communities on leased land.
Coastal Georgetown AAUW Book Discussion Group to meet June 11
The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group of the Coastal Georgetown AAUW will meet from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at the Selbyville Public Library, to discuss "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. The nonfiction book details how an Olympic runner's physical and inner strength is tested by the experience and aftermath of a plane crash, 42 days at sea and Japanese imprisonment. For more information call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All are welcome.
New Refuge Summer Readers Program begins June 18
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton will begin a new program, Refuge Summer Readers. Youth ages 8 to 12 will read selected books on their own, then join refuge staff and volunteers for a discussion and activity related to the story. The program will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 13 in the refuge auditorium. June’s book is “Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!” by Jean Fritz. July’s book is “Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals” by Carol and Bruce Malnor. August’s book is “John Muir: My Life with Nature” by Joseph Cornell. Books are available for purchase in the Friends' store at Prime Hook or are available on loan. Participation is free, but those interested must call the refuge at 302-684-8419 to preregister. For more information on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit www.fws.gov.
Lewes Public Library announces vacancies for Teen Advisory Board
The Lewes Public Library has vacancies for its Teen Advisory Board. The board will help with collection development, selecting books, magazines and other audiovisual materials for the teen collection. In addition, the Teen Advisory Board will help create library programs for teens.
The library is hoping to fill three positions with candidates age 13 and older. Meetings will be held monthly from 6 to 7 p.m. on a Thursday night. The exact Thursday of the month has yet to be determined and will be decided once all candidates express their preference. For more information contact Teen Services Librarian Lea Tomer at 302-645-2733.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for Milford home
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with two Milford companies, Brendon T. Warfel Construction and Burris Logistics, to build a Habitat home in Milford. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Interested applicants should have a need for affordable housing; a willingness to partner with Habitat by contributing 250 hours of volunteer labor, participating in family classes, etc.; and the ability to pay a 30-year not-for-profit mortgage. The successful applicant must have an income comparable with a not-for-profit mortgage payment, approximately $500/month, and no overwhelming debt. For more information or have an application mailed out, call Margaret Reyes at 302-855-1153, Ext. 204.
PFLAG Rehoboth Beach meets second Sunday of every month
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Rehoboth Beach provides support, education and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face. PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. PFLAG provides a confidential setting that is respectful of human diversity. PFLAG - Rehoboth Beach meets at 4 p.m., the second Sunday of every month at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Linda Gregory at 302-841-1339 or email PFLAGRehobothBeach@gmail.com.
Auxiliary seeks vendors for Sept. 21 craft fair
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company is having a craft fair at the Main Station No. 1 in Oak Orchard, Millsboro, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Vendor 8-by-10-foot space is $25; vendors provide their own tables. For more information, contact Janet at 302-945-4808.
Beachcombing conference comes to Lewes Oct. 3-6
The fifth annual International Beachcombing Conference is coming to Lewes Oct. 3 to 6, at the University of Delaware’s Virden Center. The event offers new, novice and skilled beachcombers alike a weekend of serious learning fun on the beachcombing experience.
IBC ’13 includes tutorials ranging from sea glass genres and Miocene beach fossils to Thames River mud-larking and tsunami debris tracking. Tutors also discuss factors negatively affecting marine health and beachcombing including the plastic problem, water-borne diseases and lack of beach access. This year’s tutors include British-born geologist Dr. Richard Ash, marine scientist Dr. Blair Witherington, Plastic Trash Coordinator for the Ocean Conservancy Allison Shutes and conference chair and beachcomb specialist Dr. Deacon Ritterbush.
Conference space is limited and preregistration is required. For information or to register, visit www.beachcombingconference.com.
Marine Corps League Detachment 704 meets fourth Thursday every month
The Marine Corps is currently enlisting any active or discharged U.S. Marines to join the Diamond State Detachment 704. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 28, Route 24 and American Legion Road in Millsboro. Those attending should bring current DD214.
Applications open for Mrs. Delaware 2014
The search is on for Mrs. Delaware 2014. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and married and residents of the state (military exceptions allowed). The areas of competition are swimsuit, evening gown and personal interview. No performing talent is required. The winner will win a trip to represent the First State in the Mrs. America Pageant in summer 2014, and awarded a prize package worth over $5,000. She will have the opportunity to make public appearances throughout the state and be a role model for married women. The pageant will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Clear Space Theater in Rehoboth Beach. The reigning Mrs. Delaware is Christine Rich of Dover. For more information, call 302-228-7741 or visit www.mrsdelawareamerica.com.
Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew V. Polichetti graduates from training
Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew V. Polichetti, son of Anne M. and Joseph M. Polichetti of Rehoboth Beach, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
The 13-week training included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, and military history, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation, Polichetti endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
Polichetti is a 2012 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.
Marine Corps Pfc. Elijah J. Dehosse graduates from training
Marine Corps Pfc. Elijah J. Dehosse, son of Michele Sturgill of Milton and Pierre J. Dehosse of Dallas, Ga., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Dehosse stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. One week prior to graduation, Dehosse endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
Dehosse is a 2011 graduate of Cass High School of White, Ga.