Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tailgating At the Homecoming game
My wife decided we would do some tailgating while waiting for the game
Casie joined us, we had a number of teachers with us for some reason.
Orange and blue were predominate colors today
We even had an orange cake with blue icing for dessert.
Murf from Delmar Diner and her brood of Amber and Kelly joined us. Murf told me what a tightwad I am due to my 5% tip policy. When you do a blog in a small town it is frequent thing to be hunted down for your comments.
The Delmar Homecoming Parade - 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Chinese Frog Legs
The Nero Apartments for sale
I walked by the "Nero Apartments" today and saw a BIG sign that said they were for sale. Now I have posted before about these apartments.
They are behind my house so I have a personal interest in how they are kept up and run. Years ago when I first moved here the apartments were a hangout for whores, drug dealers, and other scum of the earth, not all who lived there were that way, just a few - as that is all it takes to make a place bad. As I have said in a previous post the building was part of Hastings store which was built in the 1920's. Gary Horseman and his father helped make it into apartments and you know how old Gary is so the place must be old. I understand Delmar Maryland Mayor Doug Niblett, who is running for re-election, has a financial interest in the building - even local elections must be expensive if he selling the building.
I understand the price is $299,000 and it produces about $3,000 a month in revenue. As the sign says contact Pam Price at 302-249-2546 for more information. Delmar is looking at casinos and poker parlors so maybe this building might fit their needs. If you are interested in buying be aware I plan on making sure the future property owner keeps the place in decent condition.
Food Establishments in Delmar Delaware Inspection Reports
Delmar Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria, Routine Inspection, 03/09/2009 No Violations
Bistro 54, Routine Inspection, 05/18/2009, Violations; 2-201.11 and 7-201.11
Bistro 54, Followup Inspection, 05/28/2009, No Violations
Delmar Pizza, Routine Inspection, 05/18/2009, No Violations
Domino's Pizza, Routine Inspection, 06/02/2009, violations; 2-201.11
Domino's Pizza, Followup Inspection, 06/10/2009, No Violations
Delmar Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria, Routine Inspection, 09/16/2009, No Violations
Express Food Market, Routine Inspection, 09/16/2009, Violations; 3-501.16 and
Express Food Market, Followup Inspection, 09/25/2009, No Violations
Jerry Fletcher Catering, Routine Inspection, 10/15/2009, No Violations
Inspection Code for Delmar Food establishments;
2-201.11, Employee Health, Disease or Medical Condition Responsibility of the Person in Charge to Require Reporting By Food Employees and Applicants
3-501.16, Limitation of Growth of Organisms of Public Health Concern, Temperature and Time Control, Potentially Hazardous Food, Hot and Cold Holding
5-205.15, Plumbing System, Operation and Maintenance, System Maintained in Good Repair
7-102.11, Labeling and Identification, Working Containers, Common Name
Delmar Police Press Release
Incident: Attempted Burglary
Location: 8773 Sweet Pea Court., (Ponds Edge) Delmar, MD
Date: October 22, 2009
Suspect/Arrested: Mariah Helena Byrd, B/F, 22 Y.O.A., Hebron, MD
On October 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM officers of the Delmar Police Department responded to an apartment located at 8773 Sweet Pea Ct., in ref. to an attempted burglary. Upon arrival the officers learned through their investigation that Mariah Byrd had attempted to gain entry into the apartment using burglary tools in an attempt to commit a theft within. The renter of the apartment was home and was able to detain Mariah Byrd until the police arrived. Mariah Byrd was taken into custody by Delmar officers and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center and charged.
Charges: Mariah Byrd
Attempted 1st Degree Burglary
Malicious Destruction of Property
National Boston Creme Pie Day
Mmmm pie... yummy, my my
Pie, pie, me oh my,
Nothing tastes better, wet, salty and dry,
all at once – oh, well it’s pie.
Apple and pumpkin and mince and black bottom,
I’ll come to your place every day if you’ve got ‘em.
Pie, me oh my, I love piiiiieeeeeee
from the movie Michael
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Stetson's Uncle Tom Cabin - Dover - 1900
I found this ad for the traveling production of Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin to be interesting. They advertise "Pack of Genuine Blood Hounds", "Buck and Wing dancers", "African Mandolin Players", "Jubilee Singers", "Street Parade", "Donkeys", etc all for twenty five cents.
Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin was one of a number of "Tom Shows" that were given all over the US from the 1870 on up until the 1950's. The Tom Show was considered the greatest hokum play given in this period and it was loved by all who saw it. Anything went in a Tom Show. It played in tents, showboats, warehouses and even theatres. It gave rise to the famous old-time newspaper review: "Uncle Tom's Cabin played here last night. The dogs were good."
click photo to enlarge it.
Let There Be Light - Almost
I went for my morning walk this morning about 5 AM and I see the lights in the downtown section are on. The one in front of First State Thrift store isn't working but the rest of them are.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
B O O K S A L E
The Economy and Harvest Ministries
Culver and Hines Market - 1947
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
DELMAR VICE MAYOR CLUBBED BY YOUTHS - 1994
From the State Register October 7, 1994
A 19-year-old man will join five Delmar Juveniles arrested in last week’s assault of Delmar, Del. Vice mayor Daniel E. Church of East State Street.
When traffic and criminal charges are finalized, Delmar Police will release the name of the Delmar man who allegedly drove the vehicle that swerved toward Church in front of his home across from State Street Park.
Cpl. Mike Bond said his officers had just run a group of juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 16, out of the parking lot of a used car business after 10 p.m. on Sept. 27, when they were allegedly mishandling equipment in the park by Church who was outside his residence.
“There were three juveniles slamming seesaws and beating the equipment around, and Church wanted to see what was going on. When he approached them, they fired cap guns and ran off, threatening to come back,” Bond said.
About 15 minutes later, two cars closed off North Sixth Street at State and East Grove streets. A passenger fired a cap gun as one pulled off.
When Church noticed a suspect coming from the back of Church’s pick-up, he chased the youth past a bush where two suspects emerged with wooden dowels and began beating Church.
When Church started to chase the pair, two more struck him from behind and a group of youths surrounded him, beating him with identical sticks.
The group then scattered and one youth jumped into a car southbound on North Sixth that swerved toward Church as he headed for the side of the street, Bond said Church had to push himself off the fender of the car as it passed.
The car then stopped beside Church’s truck, and a passenger got out of the car and attempted to get something out of the truck. Thinking it may be a gun that had been left there earlier by one of the youths. Church headed toward the youth, who fled. The car subsequently pulled away. Bond said he immediately knew by description that the juveniles involved in Church’s assault were the same ones who were removed from the car business 45 minutes earlier.
“If it weren’t for seeing them previously, we wouldn’t have been able to locate them as quickly as we did,” he said.
Church was treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a 4-inch cut on the back of his head and bruises and released.
Three juveniles were arrested that evening and charged with first-degree assault and conspiracy. Two are in Stevenson Home for Juveniles in Milford after pleading not guilty to the charges Wednesday in Family court.
Former Delmar, Del., councilman Reginald R. Lizotte, who also lives across from the park, asked the town council at its Oct. 3 meeting to form a neighborhood crime watch, and take some sort of measures to tighten security at the park such as removal of all shrubs, where some of the juveniles hid before the attack.
Bond said he doesn’t believe that removing the shrubbery will solve anything. “the town has worked hard to landscape the park, and it is really beginning to look nice. If you remove the bushes they’ll just find somewhere else to hide,” he said.
The corporal said he doesn’t believe the assault is evidence of a gang trend. “This is only the second serious assault in Delmar over the past six month,” he said. The first occurrence was a stabbing that resulted from an altercation at a local tave
The McGuire Campaign Flyer
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wings Of Freedom Tour
It is worth the $12 you have to pay to see them. To ride in one must be even more interesting, but at $450 a person to ride it's not going to be me taking the ride. They stamp your hand so you can get back in 'free' for the time they are here - which is thru Thursday. The stamp does wash off with your first shower however.
B-24 Bomb bay tight squeeze