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Jun 30, 2015

Lewes Public Library closes book donations until spring 2016 move

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Lewes Public Library’s storage room has filled with books and other materials for the fall book sale. Therefore, as of June 30, Lewes Public Library will no longer accept donations of books and other materials.

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library Fall Book Sale will be the final sale before the library moves into the new building in spring 2016. Once the library has moved, it will resume accepting book donations. The Friends will have a shop in the new library to sell books and other items to pay for new books for the library and programs offered to the community.

The library and the Friends thank everyone for their understanding. For more information, call the library at 302-645-2733. For a list of other libraries and thrift shops where books may be donated, go to the library circulation desk or

Lewes Amateur Radio Society monthly meeting set July 1

The Lewes Amateur Radio Society will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon at noon, Wednesday, July 1, at The Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in the Village 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. For more information, call Rita McClanahan, K3RMM at 302-645-6328 or Richard Drevo, W3GNQ at 302-645-5664.

AAUW to discuss "The Good Lord Bird" July 2

AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday at Lewes Public Library. The book for July 2 is "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. A new novel, narrated by a freed slave boy who passes as a girl, it is a romp about John Brown's violent crusade against slavery. For more information call Laura at 302-332-0340. All readers are welcome.

Rehoboth library to welcome military heroes July 3 for public talks

There are many types of heroes, and those who protect or have protected this country are no exception. Join these heroes at Rehoboth Beach Library at 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, in the Upstairs Meeting Room to hear some of their stories. During this program, local military members and their family members will share stories about their experiences in the armed forces. Register at or by calling 302-227-8044. All programs are free of charge.

The Rev. Todd to greet visitors at Anna Hazzard House July 6

A costumed historical interpreter portraying the Rev. Robert W. Todd, founder of The Rehoboth Camp Meeting Association in the 1880s, will host visitors at the historic Anna Hazzard Tent House on selected Mondays this summer from 9 to 10:30 a.m., including Monday, July 6. This costumed interpreter is often joined by one of his female parishioners who gives the perspective of the local women of the time period. No reservations are necessary. Donations are accepted. The Anna Hazzard house is at 17 Christian St. in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call 302-227-7310.

Adult reading program discussion set July 10 at Lewes library

This summer, it won’t be just children reading for fun and prizes at the Lewes Public Library. “Cleopatra: A Life,” by Stacey Schiff will be discussed at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 10. This biography separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing Cleopatra as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world. Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the circulation desk.

The library is participating in the nationwide Escape the Ordinary Adult Summer Reading Program through Saturday, Aug. 15. Participants are asked to read and review books, and attend library programs throughout the summer to earn smaller prizes such as books, T-shirts and reading logs. “Dr. Mutter’s Marvels,” by Cristin Aptowicz will be discussed at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7. It's a portrait of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded America's most famous medical oddities museum.

At the end of the program there will be drawings for additional prizes, including gift cards from businesses such as Baker’s Exxon and the grand prize of a Kindle.

For more information about this and other liibrary programs, stop by the circulation desk or go to

Introduction to self-empowerment workshop series set July 10

Local author and licensed Heal Your Life Teacher Amy Stewart has set a free introduction to her self-empowerment workshop series set for 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 10, at Involution Yoga in Lewes. In this experiential workshop, she will walk participants through specifically designed meditations and exercises geared to help gain understanding of how thoughts create and affect quality of life. Participants can learn to reawaken to their most authentic selves and live joy-filled lives.

Love Yourself, Heal Your Life is based on the transformational philosophy of Louise Hay, founder of Hay House Publishing. Hay began her life's work at the age of 60 when she discovered how changing her thoughts and practicing forgiveness contributed to curing her cancer. She has since devoted her life to helping others bring positive changes into their own lives. The HYL Self-Empowerment Workshops and Seminars are based on the principles of the books, "You Can Heal Your Life" and "Heal Your Body, Love Your Life." For more information about Amy Stewart, LMT, go to To register, go to

Volunteer readers sought as children's story buddies at Rehoboth library

Volunteer readers are needed at Rehoboth Beach Library to act as story buddies, special volunteers who read to children when asked. All programs are free of charge. For more information, contact Sarah Beham at 302-227-8044 or

Cash bingo set July 14 at Milton Fire Department

The Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host cash bingo at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at the Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 reserved in advance and $25 at the door. There will be door prizes, 50/50 and concessions. Attendees must be at least 18. The auxiliary's famous homemade chicken salad will be available by pre-order to carry home. For tickets or to pre-order chicken salad, call 302-684-8626 or 302-856-6420.

Local author to sign books July 15 in Bethany Beach

Author Tom Ryan will be signing copies of his newly released book, "Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee’ s Invasion of the North, June-July 1863," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, at Bethany Beach Books.

As intelligence experts have long asserted, “Information in regard to the enemy is the indispensable basis of all military plans.” Despite the thousands of books and articles written about Gettysburg, Ryan’s book is the first to offer a unique and incisive comparative study of intelligence operations during what many consider the war’s decisive campaign.

Ryan is the former president of the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table, and a longtime member of the Gettysburg Foundation and the Civil War Trust. He has published more than 125 articles and book reviews on Civil War subjects, many dealing with intelligence operations, and writes a bi-weekly column called Civil War Profiles for Coastal Point, a Delaware newspaper. He is the author of "Essays on Delaware during the Civil War: A Political, Military and Social Perspective." Ryan served three years in the United States Army and more than three decades with the U.S. Department of Defense in various intelligence operations-related capacities. Now retired, he and his wife live in Bethany Beach. For more information, go to

Friends of Millsboro library book sale set July 17, 18

The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library thank everyone who has contributed books for the book sale to be held  from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 17 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at the hut next to the library at 219 State St., Millsboro. Friends memberships are $5. A member preview sale will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16. All nonfiction books are sorted by subject. Cookbooks are all together. Biographies have their own area. Fiction authors are sorted and displayed in alphabetical order. Books for children and young adults are sorted by approximate age level. There will be paperbacks for $1, hardbacks for $2 and a bag of books on Saturday for $4. For more information, call Sandy Stevens at 302-934-8865 or Jan Thompson at 302-732-3216.

PaintNite set July 18 at Indian River Volunteer Fire Company

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a PaintNite event at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at the main station, 32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. PaintNite will donate a portion of ticket sales to the auxiliary to help out a great cause in the community. To register, go to Registration is due two weeks before the event.

At PaintNite, a master artist will give step-by-step instructions to create a work of art while participants socialize and sip cocktails. Light snacks will be served, and attendees can bring their own bottle of wine or other beverage. Everyone will go home with a masterpiece, and no art experience is needed. For specific event information, guidelines, and rules, go to

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild sets quilt show July 17, 18 in Lewes

The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild will hold a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, at  Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. Admission is $8 daily, $10 for a two-day pass, $7 daily for anyone showing a current guild membership card. The show, Quilts Paying It Forward, features a display of over 250 quilts and quilted items. The show will  highlight community service efforts with a special display of charitable projects, along with quilts produced for Quilts of Valor to be donated to Operation SEAs the Day, held in September for recovering wounded military service members. There will be 19 vendors including local artists and shops, and a gift gallery featuring handcrafted items from members and consignors. There will also be demonstrations, docent tours, raffle quilts and baskets and a special Singer Featherweight sewing machine raffle. Food service is available on site, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, go to

Quarter auction set July 23 at Indian River Volunteer Fire Company

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 23, at the main station, 32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 for the first paddle; additional paddles $2 each. Vendors may include but are not limited to: Avon, Celebrating Home, Longaberger, Mia Bella Candles, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi Jewelry, Premier Designs Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, 31 Bags, man cave items, mystery bags, gift baskets and a Chinese auction. Refreshments will be available including hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, baked items, soda and water. For more information, call Linda, 302- 945-8430 or Tammy, 302-841-3697.

Expressive Arts workshop explores journaling July 24 in Milton

Participants are invited to open the soul’s window by journaling at the next Expressive Arts workshop set 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, at Dr. Uday Jani’s office, 28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Milton. Eileen Wilkinson, WELLarts founder and facilitator, and M.E. Edge, hospice LCSW, team up in this mindful activity to help attendees explore answers to some deeper, thought-provoking questions. Participants are asked to bring a journal and an open mind or just join the group to consider new perspectives, individually and collectively. To reserve a spot, call 302-684-0990 or go to

Amateur radio societies set on-the-air field day operations July 27, 28

The Lewes Amateur Radio Society and the Sussex Amateur Radio Association will be conducting joint ARRL On-The-Air Field Day Operations from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 28 at the U.S. Life Saving Station on Pilottown Road, Lewes. The public is welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about amateur radio. For more information, call Richard Drevo, W3GNQ at 302-645-5664 or Del Palmer at 410-208-3328.

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 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  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

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 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 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


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