Cape Life Briefs
India Changes Course will be Feb. 27 discussion topic
Great Decisions, India Changes Course will be the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware discussion topic from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. This will be the fourth of eight topics from reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching a DVD and meeting in a discussion group to explore the most critical global issues facing America today. Co-sponsored by UUSD and the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, this is the fourth season of Great Decisions, a global affairs discussion program from the Foreign Policy Association. The discussion group will meet on the second and fourth Friday of each month for eight weeks at UUSD, 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes. Contact Anne Riley at 301-441-1311 or 302-436-2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
Community Quilting Bee set March 7 in Rehoboth
Quilts of Love is sponsoring a day of quilt-making Saturday, March 7, at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County.
All materials are provided, and sewing instruction will be given if needed. Those who have a sewing machine should bring it if they can, along with a covered dish to share at lunch.
The group welcomes donations of the following items for future bees: pure cotton fabrics and flannel, low-loft batting and embroidery floss. Due to hot irons and extension cords, attendees should not bring small children. For more information call Jan at 302-703-2107
Pot-Nets communities to host craft show March 14
A craft show, jointly sponsored by the Pot-Nets Lakeside, Creekside and Bayside home owners associations, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center in Long Neck.
Items for sale include hand-painted wood items, mesh wreaths, live plants, dried floral arrangements, handmade purses and bags, quilted sweatshirts, sea glass jewelry, American Girl doll clothing, painted glass, ruffled and knitted scarves, homemade jams and jellies, homemade candy, beaded jewelry, fabric pocketbooks, painted slate and wooden boxes, ribbon jewelry, homemade soap, wine bottle decor, wreaths for all seasons and Tastefully Simple products. There will be a cafe offering sandwiches, beverages, baked goods and a variety of homemade soups that will be sold in pints as well as quarts to enjoy at home.
The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove off Lakeshore Circle, in the Pot-Nets Lakeside community. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, contact Betty at 302-945-1263.
Air Force Airman Adam W. Kling graduates basic training
Air Force Airman Adam W. Kling has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kling is the son of Richard and Deborah A. Kling of Palm Bay, Fla., and grandson of William and Sophia I. English of Rehoboth Beach. He is a 2014 graduate of Bayside High School, Palm Bay, Fla.
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.
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.
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.