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Attention Retired Dentists

Volunteer dentists are needed for a non-profit located at The Stockley campus between Millsboro and Georgetown. Sussex Smiles Dental Care, Inc. is a startup, faith-based organization treating low-income Sussex County adults, ages 18 to 64. Many of the patients qualify for Medicaid or SSI disability, but there is no dental coverage past age 20 in Delaware.

Tropical hardwood lands in Millville

Certified environmentally conscious, and then shipped straight from the rainforest, Brazilian Ipe (EE-pay) and Jatoba (jah-TOW-bah) are now available for area porches and decks.

South Bethany residents hear from candidates at meeting

With the final weeks leading up to South Bethany’s council election ticking down, candidates for the three open seats were given the opportunity to make their cases to citizens present at the May 13 council meeting. Those potential voters were also given the opportunity to question the candidates in a limited manner.

Local police participate in campaign

Continuing through May 31, local police departments — including those in Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, South Bethany and Selbyville — will join Delaware State Police in participating in the fourth annual Click It or Ticket campaign.

Peninsula opens Model Home Village

The Peninsula On The Indian River Bay recently announced the grand opening of the Model Home Village at Delaware’s first private, luxury residential golf resort this Memorial Day weekend.

GOP women ask for action

At a meeting of the DelMarVa Republican Women, held at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City, Md. on April 26, Delaware National Republican Committee Member Priscilla Rakestraw said that women can make a big difference in the 2006 elections.

Fenwick officials discuss renovations

As promised at the April meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, Mayor Peter Frederick raised the issue of renovations to the town hall at a May 14 “workshop-without-agenda” (WWA).

County denies bridge over wetlands

The County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission unanimously recommended denial of the Riverview application — a 1,400-foot wooden bridge to a proposed 72-unit residential planned community (RPC) — at the May 12 P&Z meeting.

Bethany Beach selling t-shirts for July 4

Philip C. Rossi, chairman of the Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade Committee, announced that the official Town of Bethany Beach 4th of July t-shirts are available at the Bethany Trading Co. and Kites, Tails and Toys.

South Coastal Library receives grant

The South Coastal Library is one of 500 libraries selected nationally to receive the We the People “Freedom” Bookshelf. This grant program presented by American Library Association in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities is to encourage young people to read and understand great literature while exploring themes in American history.

Lawmakers mull voting

State legislators are tossing around a few options for increased representation on Sussex County Council these days, although it remains to be seen which version will find its way through both houses of the Delaware General Assembly.

County denies Moose lodge

Sussex County Council decided the County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission’s conditions weren’t enough to make a Loyal Order of Moose lodge fit next to a chicken house, and voted unanimously to deny the application on May 10.

Attention Retired Dentists

Volunteer dentists are needed for a non-profit located at The Stockley campus between Millsboro and Georgetown. Sussex Smiles Dental Care, Inc. is a startup, faith-based organization treating low-income Sussex County adults, ages 18 to 64. Many of the patients qualify for Medicaid or SSI disability, but there is no dental coverage past age 20 in Delaware.

Incumbents pass tests from voters

Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board election results are in, and they indicate solid community support for the current administration.

District 4 incumbent Dr. Don Hattier, DC, topped challenger Lloyd Elling 561-244 and District 3 incumbent Nina Lou Bunting defeated newcomer Wilbert Laird 317-119.

Marketer talks tourism to chamber

Marketing manager Lana O’Hollaren stopped by Fenwick Island (Harpoon Hanna’s) on May 5, to share advice with members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
O’Hollaren, with ad agency Aloysius, Butler and Clark (AB&C), mainly markets for Rehoboth Beach retail outlets, but many of her tips could just as easily apply to small business.

Route 26 project a hot topic

Local residents and businesspeople who had championed the addition of a third lane along the entire length of the planned Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project got their wishes in the proposal laid out by Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) project engineers Monday, May 9.

Armed Forces to be celebrated in Ocean City

The Love of America Committee will host a commemoration and dedication ceremony at Northside Park, Ocean City, Md. (127th Street and the bay) on Armed Forces Day — Saturday May 21.

County looks at dogcatchers

Sussex County Council juggled the animal control hot potato at the May 10 council meeting, but where that responsibility will come to rest remains to be seen.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) leaders have voted unanimously to move away from those duties, and return to the society’s original mission.

Taste the best of the coast

The recipe is set for the 6th Annual Taste of Coastal Delaware. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th from 1 to 4 p.m. Taste of Coastal Delaware will be in a festive, tented area at the Marketplace at Sea Colony, Route 1, Bethany Beach.

Public asked to report sick or dead birds

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC’s) Mosquito Control Section is again asking the public to help in the state’s surveillance and monitoring efforts for West Nile virus by reporting sick or dead wild birds that may have been stricken or killed by West Nile virus — a mosquito-borne disease of considerable concern to human health and unvaccinated horses.

IRSD Administrator enters town race

Joseph “Jay” Headman, administrative assistant for the Indian River School District (IRSD), has entered the best three-out-of-four election contest in pursuit of a seat on South Bethany Town Council.

Delaware Tech Owens Campus graduation is May 17

Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus, will hold its 37th annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the east lawn of the William A. Carter Partnership Center.

IR School Board considers calendars

The Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board will consider three options for the 2005-2006 calendar — one with the first day of school after Labor Day, two starting before Labor Day — at the May 24 school board meeting.

Shore Stop shows appreciation to customers

The Shore Stop convenience store (and gas station) in Bethany Beach will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Store Manager Amy Baull said her husband, Cat Country deejay Brian K. Hall, would be on hand May 20 to help out. He will man the “Prize Wheel” from 10 a.m. until noon, she said.

Volunteers wanted for May 21 Inland Bays cleanup

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Division of Fish and Wildlife is holding its first Inland Bays cleanup on Saturday, May 21. The cleanup will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. There is still room for 40 more volunteers. Call (302) 856-5644 or 856-2656 to volunteer.

Many area students recognized by college

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies were recognized for their accomplishments at Honors Day ceremonies held Friday, May 6, at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Dr. Dennis J. Suszkowski, science director of the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research, Inc., in New York City, was the guest speaker.

OVPD inspects trucks

Members of the Ocean View Police, Ocean View Citizen Auxiliary Patrol, Delaware State Police Truck Enforcement Unit and the Delaware State Police Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program conducted a truck inspection checkpoint on Route 26 on April 27.

ABCC considers taproom

Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) Members reviewed the “Scotty’s Bayside Tavern” liquor license application for a “taproom” on Route 54 on May 9. They heard testimony from several supporters, and numerous complainants from the neighboring Keenwick Sound development.

Dredging project hits another snag

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to dredge the 3.9-mile Assawoman Canal may have entered a new season of delay.

DNREC and Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center (MAELC) attorneys wrapped up testimony last month, following the latest Sierra Club appeal of the department’s latest permit issuance to start work.

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