Cape Life Briefs
Lewes library seeks applicants for board of commissioners; apply by Dec. 31
The Lewes Public Library is seeking candidates from the greater Lewes area to serve the two-year balance of a five-year appointment on its Board of Commissioners. Applicants should send letters of interest to Director Ed Goyda, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958, by Dec. 31 or to Ed.Goyda@lib.de.us, giving personal and professional history, as well as information about skills they feel they can bring to the library.
The Board of Commissioners is the governing board of the library and seeks to represent a broad spectrum of community interests and occupations. Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community, determining policies governing its operations and programs, and actively support library-related legislation. Regular meetings are held monthly. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.
Applicants must be residents of the Cape Henlopen School District. For further information, contact the library director at 302-645-2733.
Delaware Agricultural Museum to host A Farmer's Christmas Dec. 7
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village will host A Farmer's Christmas from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and over and $3 for children age 4 to 17. Children 3 and under are free.
The day will feature a woodworker, a blacksmith hard at work pounding hot metal, a person making a rag rug on a loom, carolers in St. Thomas Church, a live woodstove cooking demonstration in a real summer kitchen and ghost stories in Loockerman Landing train station. There will also be holiday crafts that children can make and take home, historical craft demonstrations inside and holiday music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand as well as warm cups of mulled cider. To learn about the Delaware Agricultural Museum, visitwww.agriculturalmuseum.org.
Beebe auxiliary plans Dec. 6 trip to NYC
The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a bus trip to see the world-famous Rockettes Friday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $155 per person. Price includes bagel and juice breakfast on bus, tickets to the show and bus fare. Bus departs Food Lion, Villages of Five Points at 6:30 a.m. with arrival in NYC at 11 a.m. Show starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 2:30 pm. Departure from NYC is at 6 p.m., arriving back in Lewes at 11 p.m. After the show, participants are on their own to enjoy lunch and the excitement of the busy holiday season in the city. Maps and lunch suggestions provided on the bus. Contact Myrna Kelley, 302-227-5631 or email email@example.com.
Unit 28 to host Brunch with Santa Dec. 7
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will have a Brunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the post on Legion Road in Millsboro. Pictures of children with Santa will be provided, and there will be other surprises. The event is free to children under 12. Parents may purchase lunch for $3. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Jackie at 267-688-0721, Tina at 302-329-9090 or by leaving a message with name and number of children attending at 302-945-1673, Ext. 14. The auxiliary welcomes the public to this event.
Just Us Cupcakes for Kittens to help Safe Haven cats Dec. 8
Just Us, a local cat and kitten rescue organization, will hold its semiannual Cupcakes for Kittens bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Concord Pet, 19287 Miller Road, Rehoboth Beach. Proceeds from the event will help Just Us spay, neuter and combo test for feline diseases a number of cats from Safe Haven that are now being fostered locally. Once tested and altered, these cats will be eligible for adoption.
Cupcakes for Kittens coincides with the Moonlight Madness event conducted each December at Concord Pet. Just Us is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps trap, spay, neuter, foster and adopt out local cats and kittens. Just Us also conducts shot clinics and helps with feral colonies. For more information call 302-945-7032.
Free class, Avoiding Probate, Dec. 9 in Georgetown
The Delaware Money School will host a free class from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday Dec. 9, at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine St., Georgetown. The class covers avoiding probate, how to make the transition of property occur seamlessly at the time of death, without opening an estate. Deirdre O’Shea McCartney, Esq. will break down what appears to be a complex subject to simple layman’s terms. This class focuses only on steps the lay person can take so assets transfer at death to the intended beneficiaries by operation of law, immediately and automatically. This class teaches how to prepare an estate in such a manner that the entire probate process can be avoided and the will never comes into play. Register to attend the class at http://www.dfli.org. For more information on this class contact McCartney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 302-855-0551.
Milton Public Library to host author/illustrator book signings Dec. 14
Milton Public Library, 121 Union St. in Milton, will host author/illustrator book signings Saturday, Dec. 14. The schedule is as follows: Author Hal Alpiar signs “High Tide” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; author Tammy Carpenter signs “Spiritual Synergy: A Ladies’ Manual to Becoming Spiritually Fit” from 8:30 a.m. to noon; author Judi Folmsbee signs “Bubba, the Busy Beaver” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and illustrator Colleen Lowe signs “My Plate Island” from 10 a.m. to noon.
Technician Amateur Radio class to take place Dec. 14-15
The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will offer a Technician Amateur Radio class Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The class is open to the public interested in obtaining an amateur (ham) radio license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. The class will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, ending with administration of the FCC Amateur Radio license exam.
The charge for the class is $25 to cover cost of instructional and testing expenses and fees. Students can leave the class as licensed amateur radio operators. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer at email@example.com or 410-208-3328.
Coastal-Georgetown AAUW welcomes cultural historian Dec. 19
The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of AAUW will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Thursday, Dec. 19, at Bear Trap Dunes, 7 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean View.
Historian and Smithsonian curator emeritus Ellen Roney Hughes will present "My Adventures at the Smithsonian." For more than 30 years, Hughes built museum collections on American sports, entertainment and education for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She has curated more than 20 exhibitions on such diverse themes as Puppets & Things on Strings, Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (in Tokyo, Japan), The Wizard of Oz and the Ruby Slippers, Disneyland: The First 50 Years, and Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers.
The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information on membership call Brenda at 302-684-8716.
County libraries now offer online magazine service for e-readers, tablets
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 launches new online application for donations to veterans programs
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.
Army National Guard Pvt. Spencer Gary graduates
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.