Meals on Wheels at Aqua Grill
Continuing in its tradition raising funds for area non-profits, Aqua Grill owners Joe Maggio and Bill Shields raised more than $5,000 for Lewes Meals on Wheels. Special thanks to Mary Ann Slinkman.
Summer Intern Jessica Fritzges
CAMP Rehoboth welcomes Doctoral Candidate Jessica Fritzges to its Health Program staff for the summer. Jessica is working with Sal Seeley to provide counseling for individual and couples.
A Home For MCC in Rehoboth Beach
After many years of fundraising, the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach is nearing completion at its Plantation Road location. Visit mccrehoboth.com for more information.
Paint The Town Pink Raises Funds for Breast Cancer
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and CAMP Rehoboth joined forces on May 19 for a night of fun and fund raising at the first annual Paint the Town Pink party. Pictured are Muriel Hogan, event Chair Andrew Criss, and Kathy Wiz. More than $3,000 was raised at the event.
Safe Haven Opens Its Doors for Pets
Rick Kirchoff and Jane Blue, board members of Safe Haven—Sussex County’s No-Kill Animal Sanctuary—were all smiles as the organization opened the doors of its beautiful new facility on Shingle Road in Georgetown. The multi-building complex will allow for the long-term care of hundreds of dogs and cats, most of which would otherwise not be allowed to live.
White Party Hosts Celebrate Success
Continuing their long-standing tradition of hosting Memorial Weekend “parties for a cause,” Andy Staton and Peter Karsner welcomed hundreds of people to their home for a benefit in support of programs to prevent childhood obesity. This year’s party—with a theme of white with a twist of lemon—raised more than $16,000.
Celebrating Civil Unions in Delaware
Since Delaware’s same-sex civil union law went into effect in January 2012, the county clerks have been busy issuing licenses to the many couples who have previously been denied the right to be legally joined. We celebrate with John Potthast and Jay Chalmers on their nuptials performed on April 14, 2012. Send photos from your ceremonies to Steve Elkins.
On The Road With Letters from CAMP
Cissy Johnson and Joanne Ciconte took Letters from CAMP Rehoboth to church. To be precise, they took Letters to the Cathedral in Arezzo, Italy. Take us with you the next time you are on vacation.
Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, in the Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter streets in Lewes. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday.
Like collecting shells, fossils, or stones, combing shorelines for sea glass is a hobby many beach-goers and beachcombers enjoy. Hobbyists often fill decorative jars with their collections and take great pleasure in sourcing out a shard's original origin. Artisans craft beautiful, much sought after pieces of jewelry, stained glass, and other decorative items from sea glass.
Sea glass can be found all over the world, but the beaches of the northeast United States, California, northwest England, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia, Italy and southern Spain are famous for their bounty of sea glass, bottles, bottle lips and stoppers, art glass, marbles, and pottery shards. The best times to look are during spring tides and during the first low tide after a storm.
For more information, call 302-645-7670 or visit the Lewes Historical Society website.
RAMS Group Plans Afternoon at the State Park Beach
Area men are invited to join the Rehoboth Area Men’s Social (RAMS) Group on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2012, beginning at 2 p.m., on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park (Gordon’s Pond/North Shore entrance.)
This is an opportunity to “meet and greet” RAMS Group members and to learn more about their activities. The “BYOBC” event—bring your own beach chairs—is not a fundraiser. No food or merchandise will be sold, so bring your own food and drink.
RAMS Group is for gay, bi and curious men 21 years of age and older in the southern Delaware area. There are no dues or membership fees.
Look for the RAMS Group banner, and join us on the beach June 9. Rain date is Sunday, June 10.
Local Business Owner Attends White House Over 50 Event
Marie Mayor of Lavender Fields Farm in Cool Spring was among business owners invited to the White House for the May 23 launch of a program to help people over age 50 start new businesses. The program, run by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the AARP, will provide online training and counseling. The goal is to help start or expand 100,000 small businesses.
"Thousands of people retire here in Sussex County every year, and many of them have experience they could translate into their own business," said Mayor, who started her successful farm business after retiring from a career in education. "This program could help people shape their ideas into a winning strategy, and show them financial and marketing tactics."