Friday, June 19, 2009

Host Family wanted

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quote

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


I came across this website on appROACHES, an annotated bibliography of
COCKROACHES in starring and cameo roles in the creative arts. Yes it is true everything you might want to know is on the world wide web. In an area I had not given much thought to I must say Marion W. Copeland covers his topic quite well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sam Lenox

A reader left a comment that Sam Lenox had passed away. Linda Sam Lenox was instrumental in getting the basketball court enlarged at Gordy Park. In a town where people rarely attend town meetings and do not express themselves until after the fact, Sam was a bit of an activist in trying to improve the Basketball courts. She purchased, with her own money, portable basketball hoops to be placed on the unused tennis court. Afterwards it was found they did not meet Wicomico County Safety requirements for public basketball courts, but she continued fighting for better courts and better park playing areas for the kids that were not in Little League. Often I did not agree with her opinion or method, but I did respect the fact she was trying to do something for the youth in Delmar.

Her Obituary is here

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Skateboard Park and Basketball Court

The Skateboard Park and the Basketball Court opened yesterday. It is a two sided coin on the outcome of the first day. First, it is a great place for our kids to play but second all the bad things we expected to happen are happening.

The sign says closed at dusk. They pulled their car into the park and shone the lights on the skateboard area so they could continue skateboarding into the night. These ramps are like metal cans and echo the noise thru out the neighborhood. The police were called. The first time they ran them off. The next time they couldn't get the Delmar Police and the Sheriff's office said it was a "local" issue and they would not come out. People living around the area are pissed. The noise continued on into the night.

All the nets in the basketball court are ripped after one night. After the gate was chained and locked they climbed over this tall ass fence to continue playing. The latch has been bent from them climbing on the gate. All this after one day of use.

Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ

Benefit for Wicomico Relay for Life

St. Stephen’s Church
101 E. State Street
Delmar, DE 19940

June 27 2-6pm

$7.50 - chicken, roll, beans, slaw, dessert

Contact church office 302-846-9501 or Peggy Moore 302-846-3901
Buy your tickets in advance to ensure we will have a dinner for you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Cash Crop Destroyed


Two Dover Men Arrested on June 15 in Connection with Marijuana Operation

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents have cracked the case on a large marijuana operation in Kent County, resulting in two arrests and confiscation of more than 350 live plants plus seeds, packaged marijuana, drug paraphernalia and guns.

Agents working in the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area yesterday afternoon observed suspicious activity, contacted a suspect and summoned Fish and Wildlife’s K-9 Unit. By tracking the suspect’s movements in the area, K-9 Warden led agents to 137 marijuana plants weighing 833 grams that the suspect was allegedly planting on the property.

With the suspect in custody, Fish and Wildlife Agents contacted the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Drug Unit, which had an active investigation into the suspect’s alleged marijuana operation. Agents then joined Governor’s Task Force members to assist State Police with the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s Dover home. Evidence located and seized included: 222 marijuana plants weighing 591 grams, packaged marijuana weighing 162.3 grams, plastic bags of seeds, packaging material, digital scales, smoking devices, soil and fertilizer, plus a 9 mm Ruger handgun, three rifles and two shotguns.

Gary Paulson, age 54, of 292 Stardust Drive, Dover, was arrested in connection with the Woodland Beach incident by Fish and Wildlife Agents and charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance within 300 feet of a recreation area, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As a result of the search warrant, Paulson faces additional charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling and second degree conspiracy, plus a second count each of manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Paulson was committed to the Delaware Correctional Center in Smyrna in lieu of $18,000 bond.

Eli E. Yoder, age 19, also of 292 Stardust Drive, Dover, was arrested at the residence during the search and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling, second degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Yoder was released on unsecured bond. A third suspect in the case is being sought.

For further information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 302-542-6102 or 302-739-9913.

Up Coming Events

June 16 3 PM Sussex county Council Meeting Georgetown

June 16 Delmar School Board Special meeting 7 PM

June 17 3 PM Sussex county Planning And Zoning Meeting Georgetown

June 18 7 PM Delmar Planning and Zoning Meeting

June 18 7 PM The Sussex County Master Gardener will have a Garden walk at their demonstration garden at the Georgetown Extension Office.

June 20 – 21 Dover Air Force Base Open House

June 20 the Hidden garden of Lewes garden tour from 10am to 5 pm tickets $20.

June 20 – 21 Free Weekend at National Parks, one of three weekends this summer when you do not have to pay an entrance fee to a National Park. In this area Assateague Island National Seashore Park is free entrance. Go to National Parks to find more.

June 21 Father’s Day

June 22 6:30 PM Delmar Utility Meeting
June 22 7 PM Delmar Joint Council Meeting

June 23 3 PM Sussex county Council Meeting Georgetown

June 25 6 PM Sussex county Planning And Zoning Meeting Georgetown

June 30 3 PM Sussex county Council Meeting Georgetown

July 2 the Chincoteague Vol. Fire Company Carnival opens today and continues thru Aug 1

July 13 Police Commission 6:30 PM

July 23 7 PM Delmar Planning and Zoning

July 27 Delmar Utility Meeting 6:30 PM

July 27 7 PM Delmar Joint Council Meeting

July 29th the 84th Chincoteague wild pony swim

July 30 The Chincoteague pony auction

Delmar Gateway Development Gone Gone ?

I see in today's legal notices there is a public auction notice for the 13 acre Delmar Gateway project, also known as the Humphrey-Oliphant parcel. Delmar Gateway, is, was, a proposed shopping center between Connelly Mill Road and Stage Road, off RT13. So come July 1st at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the courthouse in Salisbury it will be sold (maybe) at public auction.

Another development gone the way of Yorkshire Estates, etc. Only three years ago Delmar had about ten developments being planned and annexed into town. Everyone was arguing about how to spend the money, how many town employees to hire, and the impact on the school system, etc. All of those problems have been taken care of by the economy. But since they are in town they still have all the town regulations applied to them (supposedly), like cutting grass, keeping the property up and paying taxes. Looking at the Lecates property we know that is bullshit as the town never enforces ordinances on commercial property. Like fools we keep returning them to elected office.