Community Briefs 9/21/22 –

Real estate agents from Coldwell Banker Premier recently banded together to donate 264 fully stocked book bags for children in need.
The company has 16 offices in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Seaford and Milford. Each office that participated was able to decide locally where the bags would be donated.
Company founder and CEO Steve DuBrueler is a big supporter of charitable efforts.
“Our company believes strongly in giving back to the communities we serve. Our agents willingly spend their time and money to support local causes that are near and dear to their hearts. Our goal is to leverage our scale to really make an impact in all the areas we serve,” he said. 
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Talbot Kennel Club will hold two all-breed dog shows from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington for pre-entered, AKC-registered dogs. This show will be like the Westminster Dog Show seen on TV, but much smaller and more casual. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Pet dogs must be left at home.
Most of the activity at a dog show occurs early in the day, so early arrival is recommended for spectators who want to see the greatest number of breeds. Food will be available on site and parking is easy. For details, contact Joann Beavers at 410-745-5796, or
Dr. Jose Pando will be a speaker at this year’s Healthcare World of Tomorrow at L’ATTITUDE 2022. The event will take place Sept. 22-25 in San Diego, Calif. The program will include CME sessions, networking and business opportunities, and panel discussions with healthcare leaders. The CME sessions, presented in partnership with the University of Miami, will cover topics including artificial intelligence at the point of care, infectious diseases, current innovative trends in diabetes management, new models in cardiovascular disease prevention, population health management, integrative therapy for chronic pain, dementia care, cancer screening and therapies. 
Pando has completed fellowship in rheumatology and integrative medicine.
Camelot Meadows Craft Fair seeks crafters and artisan vendors for its event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Camelot Meadows Community Center, 36199 Palace Lane, Rehoboth Beach. Fees are $35 for a space plus $10 for a table. All spaces must be reserved and paid for by Friday, Sept. 30. 
This is an opportunity for local crafters and artists to share their talents, and for the community to purchase homemade, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts made in the USA, and get a jump on holiday shopping.
All proceeds from table spaces go to the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association Fund that helps owners of manufactured homes who do not qualify for other assistance programs. To reserve space, contact Carol Macfarland at 302-258-7055.
J’Sean Matthews of Millsboro is a member of the NCAA Division III football team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of Sussex Technical High School, Matthews is a sophomore history and communications major at Albright.
The Coastal Georgetown branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate its 65th year at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. Former branch president and current AAUW-Delaware President Cristi Gillean will address the group. The branch also will honor its Member of the Year (Daisy Award) along with all members with 20 years or more. Committee chairs will also discuss activities being planned. For details, go to
Delaware In Prayer, a nonpartisan governmental prayer ministry, invites all candidates as We the People share issues of concern in an open mic forum at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 27, in the first-floor House chamber at Legislative Hall in Dover. The events’ purpose is to provide voting citizens a platform to activate their First Amendment rights, and prepare candidates to be servant leaders by hearing constituents express their ideas and opinions. A set order of protocol will be carried out. Participants may express concerns within a three-minute time limit. Peaceful dialogue is encouraged, with debate and arguments to be avoided. To learn more, contact Tina Miles, prayer pastor, at 302-401-9609 or
Talbot Kennel Club will hold two all-breed dog shows from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington for pre-entered, AKC-registered dogs. This show will be like the Westminster Dog Show seen on TV, but much smaller and more casual. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Pet dogs must be left at home.
Most of the activity at a dog show occurs early in the day, so early arrival is recommended for spectators who want to see the greatest number of breeds.
Food will be available on site and parking is easy. For details, contact Joann Beavers at 410-745-5796, or
To operate a vessel in Delaware waters, residents born after Jan. 1, 1978, are required to have a sanctioned Delaware Safe Boating certificate.
USCG Auxiliary 053-12-09 will offer the eight-hour Boat Delaware Course beginning at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Millsboro. To help cover the cost of course materials, the Coast Guard Auxiliary requests a $15 donation from each attendee. 
To learn more, email Roy Zimmerman at or Michael Maguire at and go to
Coastal Delaware Prime Timers, a social group for single and coupled gay men ages 21 and older, will hold its monthly happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Shrimpy’s Bar and Grill in the Midway Shopping Center on Coastal Highway north of Rehoboth Beach. Prime Timers is a fun, welcoming member-driven international social organization with 75 chapters and over 10,000 members.
To find out about upcoming events and send suggestions, email
The Women’s Club of Milton will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Milton Public Library. Women interested in learning about the club and its work to make a difference in the Milton community are invited to attend. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful for planning purposes. To RSVP, call Debby at 302-500-1766. In addition to awarding scholarships to local high school senior girls, the club supports local elementary and high schools, the Milton Community Food Pantry and the Milton Boys & Girls Club, to name a few. To learn more, go to Joining the club is a great way to get to know people in and around the Milton community, have some fun and make a difference. Women’s Club of Milton is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s oldest and largest women’s service organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Each club sets its own agenda, and works on projects and programs that address the specific needs of its communities. 
P.E.O. Chapter L, Lewes, is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded during the 2022-23 academic year.
The scholarships are need-based, and amounts awarded range from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on available monies in the chapter’s scholarship fund. To request an application by Friday, Sept. 30, email Joan LaRusso, committee chair, at
To be eligible, a woman must be a high school graduate or about to graduate, a citizen of the U.S. or Canada, and enrolled in an accredited postsecondary program leading to a degree or certification. Priority will be given to Delaware residents. Postsecondary study may be anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic and educational organization focused on bringing women increased opportunities for higher education. There are approximately 6,000 local PEO chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 240,000 active members. Chapter L, Lewes, was organized in May 1999.
To learn more, go to
The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual fire prevention day activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. All ages are welcome to come and see the fire trucks, firefighters, water-rescue boats and personal watercraft, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and many more public servants who work hard every day to help keep community members and their families safe. Firefighters will be available to talk to anyone interested in joining the company. This year’s theme is Fire Won’t Wait – Plan Your Escape, reinforcing the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all household members and practicing it regularly. For event details, go to Facebook.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America Northeast Region will host the Delaware Team Hope Walk at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the main pavilion and bike loop in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes.
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in more than 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised over $20 million for Huntington’s disease research since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease and their families.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain; it is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease all at once. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease.
To learn more or register, go to
The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library will host its annual meeting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Attendees should enter via the library’s rear door; the front gates are locked until normal library hours. All are welcome. The meeting will include an annual update from the Friends and the library director, as well as election of board members. To RSVP to attend in person or via Zoom, email
The Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host cash bingo at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, 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.
To reserve tickets, text 302-519-4491 with a name and number of tickets needed or leave a voicemail message. There will be door prizes, and concessions will be available for purchase. Attendees must be at least 18 years old to be admitted.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Second and Market streets in Lewes, invites all to join an intergenerational service at 10:15 a.m., the second Sunday of each month starting Oct. 9, in the parish hall. The service combines elements of ancient and future worship in an Episcopal context. To learn more, go to or call 302-645-8479.
The Overfalls Foundation’s Rock the Boat gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, at Baywood Greens Ballroom, featuring terrific food and great musical entertainment by popular local band Hot Sauce.
The evening will feature a live auction led by well-known auctioneer Dick Bryan. A featured experience up for bid is a night for two at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City that includes dinner, accommodations and a show.
Gala admission tickets include a complimentary drink coupon for beer or wine. Tickets are $125. To purchase, go to
The Overfalls Foundation is an all-volunteer organization. Funds raised support preservation and maintenance of the Lightship Overfalls as well as local scholarships, educational programs for children and adults, and preservation of maritime history through the ship and its artifacts.
For more information, go to
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Delaware Department of Labor to host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at  Sandhill Fields, 20330 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown.Attendees should bring resumes and be prepared for onsite interviews. All lines of work will be represented. Food trucks will be on site. Interested employers may email For more, go to
The Sussex Conservation District will host a free, hybrid Stormwater 101 workshop at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13,  at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center in Georgetown.
Jessica Watson, SCD sediment and stormwater program manager, will cover the history of sediment and stormwater regulations in Delaware, stormwater facilities and their function, maintenance and best management practices.
This introductory workshop provides technical resources to aid property owners, homeowner associations and property maintenance companies.
“We encourage communities and property owners to become informed so they know what to look for and can identify problems early before they become costly to repair,” said Watson.
Preregistration is required to attend in person or virtually. Delaware nutrient management credits are pending.
To register or learn more, go to or call Siobhan Kelley, SCD communications and outreach specialist, at 302-856-2105, Ext. 122.
Nassau DE, the local campaign organization of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, seeks help for its 2022 campaign. A Toys for Tots volunteer kickoff event is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro.
To help spread the joy of the holiday season to children in Sussex County who otherwise might not receive a gift, volunteers are needed to donate any amount of time to sort donations, pack orders and distribute toys from late October through mid-December.
Pickup truck owners are especially needed to collect boxes of donated toys in their town and deliver them to the warehouse.
To learn more, go to
Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach is supporting the fight against breast cancer with its annual Tanger Pink Golf Classic, Wednesday, Oct. 19. 
The charitable event raises funds for the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, as both nonprofit organizations work toward the goal of finding a cure for breast cancer.
“At Tanger, we strive to give back to organizations that are really making an impact in our community,” said Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach Operations Director Joey Venezia. “The Tanger Pink Golf Classic rallies the community together for a day of fun, dedicated to a good cause.”
Individuals and teams can sign up to participate at Baywood Greens Golf Course. Participants will register and warm up at 8 a.m. with a tee time at 9:30 a.m. Awards, recognition and a silent auction will take place during lunch at 2 p.m.
Guests can submit the registration form, secure sponsorships and learn more about donation opportunities by contacting Joey Venezia at
To learn more about the event, go to and to stay up to date on all things happening at the center on Instagram and Facebook.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 is seeking donations in preparation for its annual Make a Difference Day project Saturday, Oct. 22, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. We Care Kits for Kids is this year’s project. Items requested are towels and wash clothes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, deodorant and mouthwash. Monetary donations will also be accepted for the unit to make purchases. Items may be dropped off at the auxiliary office in advance or on the day of the event. Members of the public are welcome and needed to help pack kits that will be delivered to the homeless liaison at the Indian River School District. For additional information contact Sue at 717-808-5136 or or call Beth at 302-381-3897.
Mid-Atlantic Hearing Organization will provide free hearing screenings to all community members ages 5 and above from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lewes Public Library. MAHO is a new nonprofit run by local audiologists Dr. Megan Boehler and Dr. Sara Conrad. The organization provides donated hearing aids to individuals who financially qualify, as well as free hearing screenings to the public. Donations will also be accepted at the event, including used hearing aids and batteries. Screenings will take 5 to 10 minutes per person. 
To learn more, go to or Facebook.
The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Flags for Heroes Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation is accepting grant applications through Monday, Oct. 31.
Grants will be awarded in amounts from $500 to $5,000. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations working to address community needs in Sussex County, with preference given to organizations located in Georgetown and Millsboro.
To apply, go to
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