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Show Selbyville the money. Tired of worrying over gasoline additives in the water supply, residents of the town voted Dec. 4 to borrow $2,526,300 from the Delaware Drinking Water Revolving Fund.
But in twist that truly benefits the Town, the loan has 0 percent interest and will be 100 percent forgiven when the water filtration system it will pay for is complete.
The Town of Dagsboro will hold an election this Saturday, Dec. 7, to fill seats on the Dagsboro Town Council.
There are five candidates running this year: Brian Baull, Diane Carey, William DeHaven, Marjorie Eckerd and Theresa Ulrich, each aiming to take one of the three open seats on the council. The seats carry a two-year term.
Those looking for a unique holiday gift can head to Millville this weekend, when the Town of Millville will hold its First Annual Holiday Market, to offer area residents the chance to get a jump of their holiday shopping.
Last week, the Ocean View Town Council held a workshop to discuss drainage issues, including the development of requirements for maintenance of ditches and how such work might be funded.
Last week, Ocean View police, with the assistance of other agencies, arrested Damien Andell, 25, of Ocean View, in connection with multiple burglaries and thefts during the month of November in the vicinity of Elliott Avenue and Daisy Avenue.
When people buy a home near the beach, they don’t always think about the potential for flooding until the water starts rising. But flood insurance costs might be about to bite some area property owners.
The United States Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program 65 years ago, after the program had been created a year earlier, by Maj. Bill Hendricks from a reserve center in Los Angeles, Calif. From one local program created to collect toys to be distributed to young needy children, the organization has grown to 760 campaigns this year.
There was a turkey for every oven for more than four dozen Indian River School District students when the George Washington Carver Academy and Transitioning Our Toddlers to School (TOTS) sent home boxes of Thanksgiving goodies on Nov. 26.
Bethany Beach Books — a local, independent bookstore — has partnered with the Bethel Tabernacle Church (BTC) in Frankford to bring a showing of Universal Studios, “The Grinch” to the Clayton Theatre, in the hopes of helping to “Save the Clayton.”
While baking your holiday cookies, why not make an extra dozen or two and send them to Delaware troops serving overseas? That’s what Operation Cookie Drop Off hopes to do this weekend.
This weekend, Ocean View Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Nativity Festival, inviting the community to enjoy “the reason for the season.”
“I just think it’s a wonderful gift to the community,” said Elsie Young, who started the event at the church after hearing about a similar event at a church in Pennsylvania.
Hammerheads Dockside restaurant announced this week that they are an official drop-off location for the annual Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
The Millsboro Art League (MAL) is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any wall space. Show sales benefit both artists and MAL, supporting art education programs for both children and adults.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., award-winning nature photographer Joe Rossbach will present a program to the Coastal Camera Club at the Cadbury retirement community at 17028 Cadbury Circle in Lewes.
With the upcoming holidays, the parties, the celebrations, you need to take some extra care to be sure your pets are safe.
There are more things for your unsupervised pet to get into, to eat or to destroy. There are more chances for your pet to escape through open doors. There are more chances for your pet to be fed foods strange to it, allowing more chances for digestive upset. There are more people coming and going from your home who are possibly strangers to your pet, allowing more chances for upsetting your pet and allowing more chances for your pet to react by biting.
Last year’s Indian River High School girls’ basketball team finished a respectable 12-8 on the season. Having graduated all the starters from that team, however, the Lady Indians find themselves young and inexperienced headed into the 2013 regular season.
Since 2008, Epworth United Methodist Church in Lewes has been offering local skaters a safe, free place to skateboard. This winter, however, the skate park at Epworth is taking it to the next level, demolishing the old ramps and equipment in the church parking lot and pouring concrete.
Sussex County surfers score over Thanksgiving holiday
A northeast swell had Sussex County surf lineups looking like Southern California on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — minus the sunshine and balmy temperatures.
Zumba remains one of the hottest fitness programs today. Its worldwide appeal has a lot to do with how much people enjoy the way it draws from Latin dance moves to create an upbeat, entertaining exercise program. Some 12 million people are reportedly taking weekly Zumba classes to boogie their way into shape, but doctors say getting your groove on comes with some serious risks.
Delmarva Power representatives reminded home and business owners this week to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them, either in person or by telephone — especially during the holiday season. Recently, they said, Delmarva Power has been alerted to a “Green Dot” scam.
Although it is generally believed that the idea of offering thanksgiving originated with the Pilgrims who settled here from England in the 17th century, it was not until the 18th century that days of thanksgiving were promulgated in this country. In 1777, the Continental Congress declared a national day of thanksgiving for the 13 states, but for just that year. Otherwise, individual governors declared observance if they desired a day of thanksgiving. (The Pilgrim Story, Plimoth-on-Web).
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, will usher in the holiday season with a program of orchestral and vocal music at the “Holiday Joy” concert on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Mariner’s Bethel Church, at Route 26 and Central Avenue in Ocean View and on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School Auditorium in Lewes.