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Extra Points — October 17, 2014

Homecoming game set for Friday night

Don’t miss Indian River High School Homecoming this Friday night, when the Indians will face 3-3 Woodbridge in a Henlopen South matchup set for 7:30 p.m. at the Indian River High School football stadium.

Moore notches sixth TD for Seagulls in rout of Utica

Residents voice feelings on aquaculture

After a recent uproar about the potential impacts of shellfish aquaculture in the Inland Bays, local residents gathered at a massive meeting hosted by state Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. and state Rep. Ron Gray this week to express their concerns.

Selbyville woman arrested after daughter brings heroin to daycare

Selbyville made national headlines this week after a 4-year-old girl reportedly brought heroin into her daycare and began passing it out to other children.

Frankford halves citizens’ privilege

The citizens of Frankford will only have one opportunity to speak at council meetings in the future, as this past week the Frankford Town Council voted 3-2 to remove the second “citizens’ privilege” that had previously been in place on council meeting agendas.

Punkin Chunkin pos’poned to November of nex’ year

Logistics of move cause frustration

Punkin Chunkin organizers recently announced that the event was being moved out of Sussex County, and now, it’s been moved right out of 2014, as well. The pumpkin-flinging festival, which was to begin its first season at Dover International Speedway on Oct. 24 to 26, 2014, has instead been postponed to Nov. 6 to 8, 2015.

Federal funding granted to support Delaware aquaculture

Last week, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined local and state officials, and representatives from the University of Delaware and the Center for the Inland Bays to announce two federal grants to support the development of oyster farming in Delaware’s Inland Bays.

Bethany Beach Sidewalk Sale set for holiday weekend

Bethany Beach business owners are slashing prices this Columbus Day weekend, looking to sell off what’s left of their summer inventory and offer visitors and locals alike a chance for some great deals in the process.

I’m with the band: IRHS Band Alumni Night Returns

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The current Indian River High School Band is carrying forth the unit’s traditional pageantry.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The current Indian River High School Band is carrying forth the unit’s traditional pageantry.In just a few weeks, Indian River High School alumni can relive their glory days on the football field — with the band. The Indian River High School marching band is inviting all band alumni to join the field show on Friday, Oct. 24.

“I’d love to get 30, 40 people out there, get a whole bunch of people. There’s a lot of band alumni who live in this area,” said longtime band director Mark Marvel.

This year’s field show is a Beatles tribute, featuring “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Twist and Shout,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Yellow Submarine” and a few verses of “Hey Jude.”

People can polish off their old horns, or borrow one. Those in need of a borrowed instrument should reserve one early by calling Mark Marvel at IRHS at (302) 732-1500.

“If I have it, they can borrow it, but if they just show up at 6 o’clock … it may or may not happen,” Marvel said.

Area’s heroin problem is only growing worse

The heroin problem has been steadily growing throughout our community over the past year or so.

A message from above

Monday afternoon, I find myself in downtown Bethany at lunchtime. I think to myself, “Well, it’s a beautiful day, I’m at the beach and I need to eat — so, what the heck! I will get a sandwich and sit on a beach, enjoy the sunshine and relax for half an hour.”

Post office boxes: Safety and security for your mail

Some of us rent safety deposit boxes at our bank or financial institution. They provide security for our valuable possessions, and peace of mind for us. For security, convenience and peace of mind concerning your mail, nothing beats a post office box at the Ocean View Post Office.

• Security — Your mail is protected, under lock and key, as well as by federal statute.

Body & Soul ‘raising the barre’ in Selbyville

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : A yoga class at Body & Soul.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : A yoga class at Body & Soul.Body & Soul has been offering Pilates and yoga since they opened in January of 2013; however, it wasn’t until recently that the Selbyville-based studio became the first in the area to offer barre workout classes — which is a growing exercise trend based on ballet.

“It’s a very non-impact, yet still aerobic workout. Their heart rates are elevated but at a maintained level,” said Body & Soul barre instructor Erin Dunworth. “It’s a proven exercise that we just haven’t had around here. Every week we get a couple new clients.”

“[We’re] following the curve,” added Body & Soul owner Di Hill. “[It’s] a group fitness exercise, and then adding in the fundamentals of Pilates, which is strengthening and a lot of core work, and yoga, which is the stretching part — so it’s a compressive program.”

While Hill has only owned the studio for going on two years, she brings 35 years of experience in various exercise and health practices, including Pilates, personal training, reformer training and yoga, and is certified in them all.

Pizza Palace III delivering the goods in Selbyville

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : A pizza comes rolling out of the oven at Pizza Palace III in Selbyville. The pizza parlor offers delivery service across much of the area.Coastal Point • Laura Walter : A pizza comes rolling out of the oven at Pizza Palace III in Selbyville. The pizza parlor offers delivery service across much of the area.Pizza Palace III has come to Selbyville, and with a delivery service, it’s bringing the party all over Sussex County. Located in the Strawberry Center on Route 113, it takes the place of the former Pizzelli’s restaurant.

In the kitchen, freshly made dough rises on the counter, and the sauce is a secret recipe. Hand-rolled into each pan, pizza headlines a long Italian-style menu. Any combination is available, building on top of golden melted mozzarella cheese: Mexican pizza with hot sauce, tomato, onion, jalapeno and chicken; meat lovers; vegetarian; Hawaiian; classic white pizza with garlic butter and mozzarella; cheesesteak pizza; and more.

Or, diners can try a variation, with the Stromboli, steak-o-boli or calzone.

“They love the pizza here — dinner specials at a decent price,” said Salvatore “Sal” Barbagallo, partner and pizza master.

Parsons Farms giving fall a last hurrah at Oct. 11 festival

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The fall scene at Parsons Farm Produce. The farm will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a petting zoo, straw maze, toddler maze, Punkin Chunkin machines and more.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The fall scene at Parsons Farm Produce. The farm will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a petting zoo, straw maze, toddler maze, Punkin Chunkin machines and more.Harvest season is here, and Parsons Farms Produce is welcoming the community to its sixth annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Everybody just comes and has a good time all day,” said owner Paul Parsons. “Bring a chair, sit back and watch the Punkin Chunkin machines.”

People might even get the opportunity to pull the trigger.

Now that the next official Punkin Chunkin event has been postponed to 2015, “If you want to see Punkin Chunkin, this is the only place,” Parsons emphasized.

The popular petting zoo puts people right next to their favorite farm animals, including pigs, goats, chicks and much more.

People can also get lost in a massive new straw maze, or challenge their little ones to try the toddler maze.

What you should know about the debate over stretching and injury prevention

How many times have you been told to stretch before exercising or engaging in any sport or workout? Is it a good idea? Does it work? It’s a very controversial topic, and the science is contradictory, too.

Goodwill: It’s more than a thrift store

Calling all witches and ghouls: Goodwill of Delaware’s annual Halloween Costume Competition is under way.

Expansion of alcohol consumption hours to get second reading

The Ocean View Town Council will hold its second public hearing for an ordinance to amend the Town’s Code related to hours of alcoholic beverage consumption in restaurants at its monthly meeting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Town was contacted in the spring by a restaurant owner requesting the code be changed.

Ocean View to hold Phase III sidewalk workshop

Town invites public to Oct. 14 workshop

A public workshop on Ocean View Streetscape Improvements Phase III will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at town hall.

‘Grab a drink, grab a brush and let the fun begin’

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : Six ladies from the Millsboro area’s ‘Girls Night Out’ group pose with their finished paintings during PaintNite at Smitty McGee’s near Fenwick Island.Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : Six ladies from the Millsboro area’s ‘Girls Night Out’ group pose with their finished paintings during PaintNite at Smitty McGee’s near Fenwick Island.It was in May when Dawn McGee, owner of West Fenwick Island’s Smitty McGee’s, got an unsolicited email about PaintNite Delaware and its slogan, “Grab a Drink, Grab a Brush and Let the Fun Begin.”

“‘What do you think?’ I asked two older men, regular customers, who happened to be sitting at the bar,” recalled McGee. “And when they both agreed, ‘That’s a hit,’ I decided to follow up.”

McGee’s office is located on the side of the building adjacent to the Lucky Dining Room. Previously at this time of the year, after the crowds have left, the room was always quiet. “But now every Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon, I hear happy sounds of lots of people having a good time and laughing,” she said.

“I was surprised how many visitors came in the summer for the Thursday afternoon classes, as a break from the beach. Now the afternoon sessions provide a perfect activity for stay-at-home moms before the kids get home. And they all get to take home their own signed masterpiece,” she added.

PaintNite involves a social atmosphere in which an instructor and an assistant teach groups of people, seated at long tables, how to paint specifically designed paintings. Each participant starts with a blank 16-by-20-inch canvas on an easel, three different-sized brushes, a paper plate with squirts of the different colors of acrylic paint needed, a cup of water to clean the brushes… and a glass of one’s beverage of choice.

Falling for cool-weather comfort foods

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook : Tony Packo’s Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Packo’s Tomato-Onion Sauce and Cheddar-Black Pepper Biscuits are on the menu for Marie Cook as she features cool-weather comfort foods in this special installment of Marie’s Kitchen.Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook : Tony Packo’s Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Packo’s Tomato-Onion Sauce and Cheddar-Black Pepper Biscuits are on the menu for Marie Cook as she features cool-weather comfort foods in this special installment of Marie’s Kitchen.Back in February, when I stopped writing this column twice-monthly, Darin and I agreed that I would pop in now and then, when the spirit moved me. I ended my regular column to concentrate on writing two books that had languished way too long. The writing is going well, and I thank all those who tell me that they miss my column and talk about the recipes that have become regulars in their cooking rotations.

To spend more time writing, I’ve cut back on marathon cooking sessions, keeping meals simple: broiled or sautéed fish; ground lamb, turkey or beef burgers mixed with lots of red onion and feta cheese; a meatless pasta meal with salad; sides of baked sweet potatoes and steamed or roasted vegetables. Easy? Yes. Healthy? Yes. Boring? You bet! With cooler weather setting in, I’m craving comfort food.

So, it seemed providential that just last week, while sitting in my dermatologist’s waiting room, I overheard two women talking about stuffed cabbage. They agreed that making a huge pot of cabbage rolls was too much work, so they agreed to split the cost of ingredients and work together in one kitchen. Since most recipes make eight to 12 servings, they’d each have plenty.

At this point, those of you who know me through seven years of writing this column would expect me to butt into their conversation. How I contained myself is beyond me, because I possess the premier stuffed cabbage recipe.

Trollbeads at the Beach set for Oct. 17-19 in Lewes

Blooming Boutique in Lewes is hosting the third Trollbeads at the Beach in Lewes on Oct. 17-19. The three-day event will be held at various locations in downtown Lewes.

Film society to show ‘The Lunchbox’ at two October screenings

For October’s monthly screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the romantic Mumbai drama “The Lunchbox.” The screening will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach. Doors at Midway will open at 6:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest fundraiser putting dining and dancing to work

After losing her firefighter husband to mesothelioma in 2012, Denise Santa Barbara sees no reason for others to suffer the same. She’s throwing her annual mesothelioma fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall and, this year, it’s Oktoberfest.

County hires Booker-Wilkins

Sussex County announced this week that Melody Booker-Wilkins will serve as the economic development director for the County starting in mid-October.

“The County is very lucky to able to hire such a well-qualified and experienced professional from right here in our back yard,” said County Administrator Todd F. Lawson on Tuesday.

Civil War Profiles: Mark Twain during the Civil War era at the Dickens

The actor entered the Dickens Parlour Theater from the side door and described his infatuation with Mark Twain — the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born in Missouri in 1835. He stepped onto the stage and sat at a period dressing table with swivel mirror and basin while donning an unruly wig of white hair and applying bushy eyebrows and mustache.

IRHS student attends HOSA Washington Leadership Academy

Coastal Point • Submitted : Delaware Health Occupations Students of America officers attend the Washington Leadership Academy in September. Pictured, from left, are: Jasmine Jones (Polytech), Nolwenn Daniels (Hodgson), Yulianna Briceno (Hodgson), Taite Daisey (Indian River) and Thomas Pinto (Sussex Tech).Coastal Point • Submitted : Delaware Health Occupations Students of America officers attend the Washington Leadership Academy in September. Pictured, from left, are: Jasmine Jones (Polytech), Nolwenn Daniels (Hodgson), Yulianna Briceno (Hodgson), Taite Daisey (Indian River) and Thomas Pinto (Sussex Tech).Indian River High School senior Taite Daisey recently attended the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. Held Sept. 20-23, the event was attended by HOSA student leaders from across the United States. Daisey is vice president of Delaware’s HOSA chapter and plans to pursue a career as a physician after graduation.

Students were divided into 10-person teams during the four-day academy. They attended leadership courses, participated in team-building activities and toured Washington, D.C. Daisey’s team included students from Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“It was a lot of fun to meet new friends from all over the country,” she said. “I think I learned a lot to bring back to the state.”

Shirley Townsend, an instructor in Indian River High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, said Daisey has played a major role in building the school’s HOSA chapter, which is only two years old. Daisey also serves as vice president of the IRHS chapter.

“Taite is in a class by herself,” Townsend said. “She’s very much a go-getter.”

Tripple Overtime: Is Petyon Manning the best Papa John’s spokesperson/ quarterback of all time?

Everyone knows Peyton Manning from his brilliant acting in Papa John’s pizza commercials, but what you may not know is that he’s also a pretty good quarterback.

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