Cape Life Briefs
Lewes Amateur Radio Society luncheon meeting set Sept. 2
The Lewes Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in the Villages of Five Points, 17388 North Village Main Unit 21, 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 Richard Drevo, W3GNQ, at 302-645-5664,
Milford library book sale to be held Sept. 3-12
The Friends of the Library Annual Book and More Sale is being held in the Smith Conference Room of the Milford Public Library starting at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday until the following Saturday, Sept. 12. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Labor Day Monday and the two Saturdays. On the two Saturdays, the Friends will have hot dogs, water, sodas and snacks available for shoppers' and browsers’ enjoyment.
Books and items may be donated in advance, with these caveats - no books should be donated if they smell musty or smokey or are moldy, stained or dirty. Books in this condition cannot be sold and the Friends have to pay to recycle books, boxes and plastic. No magazines or plastic bags are accepted anymore.The public's understanding is appreciated. Items may be placed in the Friends of the Library box in the lobby near the Children’s Library. All proceeds from the sale will be used to support the library. For more information, call the library desk at 302-422-8996.
Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers to read to children
Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. To sign up online, go to www.readalouddelaware.org. For more information, call 302-856-2527.
Georgetown Library Foundation formation announced
The Board of Commissioners and the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library announce the formation of the Georgetown Public Library Foundation Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 corporation. The sole purpose of the foundation is to provide a supplemental source of funds for the maintenance and repair of the library’s Tunnell Building. The foundation’s trustees are William T. Pritchett, president; Raymond T. Hopkins, vice president; John H. Martin Jr., secretary/treasurer; Charles Koskey and David Pedersen. Tax-deductible donations should be sent to Georgetown Public Library Foundation Inc., 123 West Pine St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
American Legion Auxiliary day of service and remembrance Sept. 11
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will hold its Annual Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in the Post Pavilion on Legion Road in Millsboro. This year’s candlelight ceremony will focus on engaging the community in a service project as a tribute to 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up against the attacks. In their honor, the auxiliary is asking the community to support the Delaware Stand Down for Homeless Veterans Friday, Sept. 25, in Dover with donations of the following items: crackers and small snacks, small boxes of cereal, small Dixie cups, paper plates, plastic ware and zip-top bags. Items may be dropped off at the post and will also be collected at the ceremony. There will be special guest speakers, lighted balloons and light refreshments provided by the American Legion family and friends. A special invitation is extended to the public and the post's community supporters. For more information, call Beth at 302-947-2984 or Tina at 302-329 -9090.
AARP Smart Driver refresher course set Sept. 11 in Rehoboth
An AARP Smart Driver refresher course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday Sept. 11, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach. This four-hour course is for people nearing their third anniversary after taking a driver-safety course. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Attendees may bring snacks and drinks. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Payment by check made payable to AARP is preferred. To register for the course, send an email with registrant's name, address, email address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community quilting bee set Sept. 12 in Lewes
Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lewes. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County. All materials are provided.Those who don’t know how to sew will be shown how. Those who have sewing machine are asked to bring them if they can. All are asked to bring a covered dish to share at lunch. For future 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, it is requested that attendees not bring small children. For more information call Jan at 302-703-2107
Cape Henlopen Class of 1975 sets 40th high school reunion Sept. 12
Members of the Cape Henlopen High School Class of 1975 are getting ready to celebrate their 40th class reunion from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Char Hukill Passwaters’ farm, 9097 Shepherd’s View Lane, Bridgeville. Dress is casual. Cost is $25 person for classmate and guest only, no children. A buffet dinner will include barbecued pork and chicken with all the fixings. Coke products, tea, water and ice will be provided. BYOB. The reunion, which will be held outside, will include lots of games, and attendees are asked to bring a comfortable chair. Invitations have been mailed; some have been returned because of incorrect addresses. Classmates who have not received an invitation are asked to contact Cyndi Walls Martin at Pat2Cyndi@aol.com or 302-853-2999.
GFWC Federation Guild Association sets year's first meeting Sept. 14
GFWC Federation Guild Association, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, an international organization, and the Delaware State Federation of Women's Clubs with 23 clubs and over 900 members, are planning for the 2015-16 year. They will focus on their signature project of domestic violence awareness and prevention as well as other missions of cancer awareness, sheltering and feeding the homeless, education, scholarships, veteran affairs, community and international projects.
The first meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Abbott's Grill, Milford. Following the meeting there will be a time of fellowship, and lunch can be ordered from the menu.
For the rest of the 2015-16 meetings, the group will meet at 11:30 the first Monday in November, January, March and May at Abbott's Grill, Milford. The guest speakers Monday, Nov. 2, will be Henrietta Belcher-Stack, president of GFWC DSFWC, and Denise Jackson of People's Place Whatcoat Social Services. The guild welcomes guests and new members. Anyone interested in attending any of the meetings may call Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler at 302-644-3373.
Special Olympics sets volunteer information session Sept. 14
Special Olympics Delaware will host a volunteer information session from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth Beach. Attendees will find out about volunteering for Special Olympics Delaware to help change the lives of 3,700 children and adults in Delaware who call themselves Special Olympics athletes. To register, email email@example.com or call 302-831-3479.For more information, go to www.sode.org.
First Town Club of Lewes sets Sept. 15 meeting
The First Town Club of Lewes will be holding its first meeting of its new fiscal year at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Lewes Public Library. Following the business meeting, Rita Denny, director of the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, will speak about the services provided by the center. Attendees may bring baby clothing, diapers or wipes for distribution by the center. This meeting is not sponsored by the Lewes Public Library or the City of Lewes.
To learn more about First Town Club of Lewes, a friendly social club, call President Estelle Stevenson at 302- 645-7296.
Army's Second Infantry reunion set Sept. 22-26 in San Antonio
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's Second Infantry Division at any time. The 94th annual reunion will be held Sept. 22 to 26, in in San Antonio, Texas. Contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-225-1202.
AARP social night set Sept. 24 in Rehoboth, RSVP by Sept. 18
AARP Delaware will host a social night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at Mariachi Restaurant at 14 Wilmington Ave. in Rehoboth.The evening of food and fun will be an opportunity to connect with other community members who are working on the most important issues impacting Delawareans who are over the age of 50, from Medicare and Social Security to aging in place and caregiving for loved ones and other issues. Those who are already involved with AARP or those who are interested in learning more about the work AARP does are welcome to get involved and help make a difference. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP before Tuesday, Sept. 18 by calling 877-926-8300.
Grant-writing and fundraising seminar set for nonprofits Sept. 29
The Delaware Small Business Chamber will provide nonprofits with the tools and resources to acquire funding for their organizations at a grant-writing and fundraising seminar and lunch from 12 to 2 p.m. at Arena's in Milford. Attendees will learn to identify potential donors through prospects research, approach funders, ask for donations and write proposals. Presenter Ayanna Osinugal, founder of Khan Consulting, has a master's in human services and a background in finance. The mission of Khan Consulting is to assist nonprofits with their funding needs through research, fundraising and grant writing. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Fee includes lunch. To register, email email@example.com.
Chicken and dumpling dinner set Oct. 25 at Milford Blue Hen VFW
The Milford Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a chicken and dumpling dinner from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. Dinner is $10 per person plus an additional $1 fee for carryouts. Children ages 6 and under eat free. Dining is smoke-free and open to the public. Attendees may enjoy dining in the hall or sun room overlooking beautiful Haven Lake. The menu includes chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls and assorted desserts. Proceeds benefit the Milford Blue Hen VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s various veteran and community charitable programs. For more information, call 302-422-4412 any time after 3 p.m.
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference set March 12, 2016
The 19th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference is set for March 12, 2016 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. The conference, which has sold out for the past eight years, draws together more than 200 attendees who come to meet, network and learn from writers, editors, educators, social media gurus and others connected to the publishing world. Attendees get to exchange ideas, hone the writing craft and participate in panel discussions and networking discussions during lunch. One-on-one manuscript reviews by published authors will be available by registering early and requesting such an appointment.
As one of the region’s premier educational seminars, the conference attracts participants from five states as well as the District of Columbia. To join the email list, go to www.baytoocean.com. Registration will open in the fall. For more information, go to www.baytoocean.com.
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 302-856-6361, Ext. 130.
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.
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.