Cape Life Briefs
Beebe Auxiliary seeks volunteers
The Beebe Auxiliary is seeking more volunteers. The group includes 200 young and old, active and inactive members. The auxiliary needs more volunteers, any age, young or seasoned, to help out at the Beebe Treasure Chest Thrift store located at the Midway Shopping Center on Route 1 behind Delaware Distilling Company.
Volunteers can choose the hours they want to work, and there are a variety of tasks to choose from - working the cash register, sorting donated items, arranging displays, etc.
Especially needed are younger, strong men and women who can help with furniture pickups and deliveries from donors.
Volunteers are also needed at Beebe Healthcare gift shop and information desk.
For more information, contact Wendell Alfred at 302-645-5965.
Milton library gift shop is open during Milton Farmers Market
The Friends of the Milton Library have extended the hours of operation at the gift shop. In addition to 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, the shop is open from 3 to 6 p.m., Fridays, to coordinate with the Milton Farmers Market. During Bargains on the Broadkill, the gift shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22.
Short-sleeved T-shirts are available in new summer colors as well as long-sleeved T-shirts, sweat shirts, baseball caps and pottery. Hardback and paperback books, CDs and DVDs are also on sale. Donations of gently used books and other media are gratefully accepted. All proceeds help fund programs for the Milton Public Library.
For more information, like the Friends of the Milton Library on Facebook and follow the Milton Public Library on Twitter. For the library website, go to www.milton.lib.de.us.
First State to host Community Awareness Day Aug. 1 in Georgetown
The community is invited to join First State Community Action Agency for Community Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about important services and community resources, and enjoy complimentary health screenings, food, drinks, water ice, moon bounce, arts and crafts, fun games for children, giveaways and a raffle. For more information, contact Sharon McPhatter at 302-856-7761, Ext. 273.
DAR seeks names of Vietnam veterans to honor by Aug. 1
The Mary Vining Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in collaboration with the Military Club of Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, Delaware will honor Vietnam veterans at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The groups would like to honor Vietnam era veterans or their widows or family members of a KIA or MIA Vietnam veteran. To provide the name of a veteran and his or her branch of service and service dates, contact Debbie Milano at 302-690-0068 or email@example.com Information needs to be provided before Saturday, Aug. 1.
Longaberger basket bingo set Aug. 4 in Millsboro
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Main Station No. One at 32628 Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and refreshments. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or information, call 302-945-8430 or 302-841-3697.
Young adult author Adi Alsaid to sign books Aug. 12 in Bethany
Critically acclaimed young adult author Adi Alsaid will be signing copies of his latest release "Never Always Sometimes" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Bethany Beach Books. "Never Always Sometimes" follows the story of two high school besties whose relationship is in trouble. Wanting a completely unique high school experience, the two drew up a list of cliches they would avoid doing, like dying their hair a color found in the rainbow or hooking up with a teacher (not including substitutes). But now that senior year is here and graduation is looming, the two decide to break all the rules and complete everything on the list. The adventures they go on, both together and apart, take them on wild road trips, get them invited to parties (even the at the notorious Kapoor brothers' house), and lead to realizations about their friends, their families, and themselves. For more information, go to www.bethanybeachbooks.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.