Cape Life Briefs
Lewes Senior Center is in immediate need of volunteer drivers
The Lewes Senior Center is in immediate need of individuals interested in helping senior citizens with transportation to medical appointments and personal errands in eastern Sussex County. Volunteers pick LSC members up at home, drive them to an appointment, wait for the individual and then drive the client home. Personal errands may include trips to the barber or hairdresser, bank or grocery store.
Volunteers are offered mileage reimbursement of 50 cents per mile. Days and hours are flexible based on each individual volunteer’s availability. No weekend transportation is scheduled. Qualifications include a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, a good driving record and must be age 21 or over. To out more about this wonderful and fulfilling volunteer opportunity, contact the Lewes Senior Center at 302-645-9293.
Motorcyclists to ride to the tide April 19 for Special Olympics
The Ride to the Tide to benefit Special Olympics Delaware is a police-escorted motorcycle ride that takes place Sunday, April 19. The ride will start at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Delaware athletic complex in Newark, and at 12 p.m. at Blue Hen Corporate Center, Dover. The estimated arrival time will be 1 p.m. at Jake’s Seafood House, Route 1, Rehoboth Beach where lunch is provided compliments of Jake's.
The ninth annual ride is sponsored by Delmarva Power and organized by the Delaware Blue Knights Chapter 1. The event is supported by Delaware’s Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Delaware, Jake’s Seafood House, WBOC 16 and Fox 21 Delmarva.
“When the Blue Knights approached us with the idea of the ride several years ago, we realized it was an opportunity to reach out to a group who we believed would embrace an event that involved their passion for riding motorcycles,” said Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware. “They’ve not only embraced it, but what we’ve come to realize is that their true passion for participating is to support the 3,700 athletes who compete year-round in Special Olympics.” A record 653 bikers and 253 passengers raised $32,500 in 2014. The event has raised more than $140,500. For more information, go to www.sode.org.
GMOs are topic of Film for Thought April 19 in Rehoboth
A third showing in 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 library at 302-227-8044, or register online at www.rehobothlibrary.org.
Bus trip to Lincoln's Cottage reservations due April 18
The Friends of Old Dover is organizing a bus trip to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 23. The bus departs the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 5 p.m. Lincoln’s Cottage was Abraham Lincoln’s summer White House and is a National Trust for Historic Preservation historic site. Also included on the bus trip are stops at the First National Cemetery and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Sponsored by the Friends of Old Dover, the ticket price of $40 for nonmembers and $35 for members includes transportation, entrance to all locations and light refreshments served on the bus ride home. Comfortable shoes are recommended. To reserve a space for the bus trip, make check payable to The Friends of Old Dover and mail to The Friends of Old Dover, PO Box 44, Dover, DE 19903. Reservations must be received by April 18. The Friends of Old Dover is a nonprofit historic preservation society. For more information, email Friends of Old Dover at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Delaware Store at 302-736-1419.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 sets Safari Chic fashion show April 19
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will present its annual fashion show themed Safari Chic from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday April 19, at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. The cost of $12 includes lunch of a turkey club wrap, strawberry spinach salad, dessert, tea and coffee. Fashions are being furnished by Dress Barn of Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth, and Blooming Boutique, Lewes. For tickets and information go to www.alpost28.com or call Bet at 302-947-2984 or Linda at 302-945-5387 or stop by the post. This event is open to the public.
Henlopen Grange No. 20 to hold open house April 21
Henlopen Grange No. 20 will hold its annual open house at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at the Grange Hall at 1528 Savannah Road Ext. in Lewes. The 38th Community Citizen Award will be presented to a deserving citizen of the community. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 302-645-8095.
Order Sons of Italy to meet April 21 in Dover
Order Sons of Italy in America’s Caesar Rodney Lodge will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at Dover Downs Casino Buffet. The guest speaker will be Jean Marracco Cohen, an American-born citizen who will speak on the challenges she encountered while pursuing a “passaporto Italiano” that allows free entry into Great Britain as an E.U. citizen. Her quest for Italian citizenship was originally published on the website Italiamerica.org. and was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. For more information on the Caesar Rodney Lodge, contact Mike Roca at email@example.com. For more information on OSIA, see www.osia.org.
JD Shuckers to donate funds to Alzheimer's Association April 21
A portion of J.D. Shuckers dinner proceeds from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sol Knopf will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. J.D. Shuckers is at 20750 John J. Williams Hwy., Route 24, Peddlers Village, Lewes. For more information, contact Sarah Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-7486. Gilmour is the volunteer co-chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s being held Saturday, Oct. 3,￼ in Rehoboth Beach.
Wheatley to speak to Sussex Women's Democrat Club April 30
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will met at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Sussex Pines Country Club. Sussex County Planning and Zoning Chairman Bob Wheatley will discuss the environmental and land use similarities and differences between eastern and western Sussex County. RSVP by 4 p.m., Friday, April 24 to Rhonda Tuman at email@example.com or Charlotte Anderson at 302-539-4999.
Improving communication between men and women is April 24 workshop topic
Mars and Venus are Closer than You Think: Improving Communication between Men and Women will be the workshop topic from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Rehoboth Public Library. Those who may think, “He just doesn’t get it," or “Why does she need to talk about it so much?” can learn about frustrating common differences in the ways in which men and women communicate. The good news is that understanding these differences can make conversations more rewarding and effective. For example, men may work harder than they need to when they listen. They may feel they have to come up with a solution to fix the problem being described. Women may just want to feel heard, understood and less alone with their feelings. This workshop is being offered through a partnership between Rehoboth Beach Public Library and Dr. Judith Pierson, licensed psychologist. The cost of this workshop is $5. Reserve a place at www.rehobothlibrary.org or call 302-227-8044.
Military Order of the Purple Heart to meet April 25 in Milford
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. The meeting will begin 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at the Hometown Diner, 611 North DuPont Blvd., Unit 3, Milford. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or email MOPH1787@gmail.com.
Beach Babies Child Care to host community yard sale April 25
Lewes Beach Babies Child Care will be holding its first community yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 25, at 31169 Learning Lane, Lewes, Coastal Highway next to Delaware Guidance Services. All yard sale participants and vendors are welcome for $10 a spot. There will be children's items, clothing, furniture and more. The $10 vendor fees will go to help defray the cost of summer programs for Beach Buddies summer camp trips. For more information, contact Gina Ling at 302-644-1585 or Maggie Lynch at 302-645-5010.
Women's Club of Indian River sets Quilts of Valor fundraiser April 28 at Blue Water Grill
The General Federation of Women's Clubs Women's Club of Indian River has set a fundraiser for the Quilts of Valor Foundation from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blue Water Grill in Millsboro. Quilts of Valor Foundation is an international organization. The mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts of valor. Due to the local organization's proximity to Dover Air Force Base through which all the fallen are returned, many locally made quilts are given to the families of deceased servicemen. However, the organization distributes quilts to veterans nationally. For more information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, go to www.qovf.org.
Rehoboth library seeking military stories by May 8
The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is seeking stories of military service from those who have served in the military at any time. These will be used during the summer reading program, June to August.
Story forms are available on the youth summer reading page at www.RehobothBeachLibrary.org or at the circulation desk at the Rehoboth Beach Library. Forms should be attached to a neatly handwritten or typed document that includes the individual's story and a copy of a picture. The picture can be recent or of one during time served.
Stories can be mailed or turned in by May 8 to the RBPL circulation desk in care of Sarah Beham, youth services librarian, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Friends of Rehoboth Library set fundraiser at Dos Locos April 29
The Friends of the Rehoboth Library invite the public to come to Dos Locos Restaurant from 4 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 29,for a dine-and-donate event. Restaurateurs Joe Zuber and Darryl Ciarlante will donate 20 percent of the food bill on orders accompanied by a dine-and-donate coupon, which will be available at the library and at the restaurant. All money raised by the Friends of the Rehoboth Library will be used to purchase books and other materials and to support library programs.
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.
Nanticoke Indian Association to celebrate Heritage Day May 9
The Nanticoke Indian Association will celebrate Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Nanticoke Indian Museum, 26673 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. Museum admission will be free on that day. There will be performances by the Nanticoke Dance Troupe, Native American foods, arts and crafts, museum tours, Native American flute playing, storytelling and face painting. Donations will be accepted and will benefit the Nanticoke Indian Museum. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.
Flower and bake sale set May 9 at Fire Station No. 2 in Millsboro
The Indian River Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is having a Mother’s Day flower and bake sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Station No. 2 in Millsboro. There will be an assortment of African violets, geraniums, Gerbera daisies, miniature roses and stargazer lilies for sale, along with colorful hanging baskets and lots of baked goods. This fundraiser will support the auxiliary. Indian River Volunteer Fire Station No. 2 is at 25375 Banks Road, Millsboro. For more information or to preorder, contact Tammy at 302-841-3697.
First State Community Action mini golf fundraiser set May 14
First State Community Action Agency will host its second annual miniature golf tournament at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 14, at Jungle Jim’s in Rehoboth Beach. Registration for a team of four is $200 and includes lunch. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This event is sponsored by Discover Student Loans. Proceeds support First State’s community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to register, call Kaneisha Trott at 302-856-7761, Ext. 138 or go to www.firststatecaa.org.
Community quilting bee set May 16 at Lewes Senior Center
Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the Lewes Senior Center. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County. All are welcome for a day of fun and creativity. All materials provided. Those who don’t know how to sew will be shown how. Attendees are asked to bring a sewing machine, if possible, and a covered dish to share at lunch. For future quilting bees, Quilts of Love welcomes donations of pure cotton fabrics and flannel, low-loft batting and embroidery floss. Due to hot irons and extension cords, small children may not attend. For more information, call Jan at 302-703-2107
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.
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.