Saturday, February 26, 2011
Delmar weather Blogs
Video Of P & Z Meeting
Waiting For The Roofing Company
Last night at Mason Dixon Auction I acquired this advertising Ink Blotter for Brown's Garage. A few years back I had made a post on The Frank Brown Building. This ink blotter has a photo of the building in the first quarter of the 1900's when it was a car dealership for Ford.
The building is on First street about a half block in from State street. It is on the Maryland side of town and this is the second advertisement I have seen that gave the address of Brown's Garage as Delmar, Del. I don't know why.
The building has housed a number of different businesses over the years and like the house beside it has been added on to and covered up with various siding.
I am sure there is a number of people out there asking themselves what is an ink blotter? God that makes me feel old. Go here for that history and description
Sussex County dog license applications for 2011 due by March 1
Dog owners must obtain County licenses for their dogs for 2011 by Tuesday, March 1, for animals 6 months or older. For spayed and neutered dogs, the annual cost is $10; for non-spayed and unneutered dogs, the cost is $15 yearly.
Dogs must be current on their rabies vaccinations at the time the license is obtained. Fees will be waived for seeing-eye, lead or guide dogs and those that have previously served in a branch of the U.S. military.
Licenses are available in one-, two- and three-year increments, and are valid through Dec. 31 of the expiration year. Owners who fail to comply with the County’s licensing requirements face an initial $50 fine, with a maximum fine of $100 for repeat offenses within a 12-month period.
Applications can be made online or in person. Visit www.sussexcountyde.gov and click on the “Buy Your Dog License Today” link on the lower right side of the main page, or stop by the County Administrative Offices building, 2 The Circle, in Georgetown, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For questions about dog control services and licensing requirements, call (302) 855-7380.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Camelot Hall Victim of High Wind
Low Income Housing Income
1 person $32,700
2 people $37,400
3 people $42,050
4 people $46,700
5 people $50,450
6 People $54,200
Looking at income for Section 8 housing
1 person $20,450
2 people $23,400
3 people $26,300
4 people $29,200
5 people $31,500
6 People $33,900
Based on that I could have qualified for low income public housing at almost all the jobs I had.
DNREC Press Release
DOVER (Feb. 25, 2011) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. March 25, 2011.
The surface water planning grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.
Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of: stormwater retrofits; green technology practices; stream and wetland restoration projects; small watershed studies; master surface water and drainage plans; and other source water pollution control projects
Grant funding is limited to $50,000 annually per successful applicant with a 1:1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs.
Project guidelines and the application can be found online at the Division of Water, Clean Water Advisory Council Page.
Proposals must be submitted by email to James.Sullivan@state.de.us (Subject: Surface Water Planning Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB.
For more information, contact Jim Sullivan, Drainage Section, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9921.
New Century Club Beef and Dumpling Dinner March 6
Dinner Meeting of Double Mills
This year’s program will include a review of the 2010-2011 events, as we look at the progresses we have made in the past year. We will also be taking a look forward to what is being planned and to the completion of Phase II of the Restoration. An historic video will be available for viewing, as well as pictures then-and-now and artifacts and memorabilia of the Mill’s glory days of serving the Barren Creek area and beyond.
We hope to be able to include testimonies from some of the area’s residents who remember the mill from different time periods and throughout its transformation from a small grist mill to a thriving feed industry. This mill is near and dear to the hearts of many in our area, and if you are one of them please come out and share your memories of your days at Double Mills. Did you ever fish in Mockingbird Pond—a pond that brought anglers from far and near to one of the greatest fishing spots around? Come share your best fish story with us! You will be among friends!
A complimentary dinner will be served at 6 pm, and if you have never partaken of the food of the Double Mills cooks, then you are in for a wonderful surprise! Jerry Fletcher Catering will provide his famous and delicious fried chicken and desserts, while the Double Mills ladies (and gentlemen) will WOW you with their spectacular covered dishes. And of course there will be lots of hot, buttery Double Mills corn bread!
All Double Mills members are asked to bring a covered-dish, and also, BRING A FRIEND!! For more information call (302) 846-0643 or email Stephanie@doublemills.org.
To Lock or Not Lock
So use common sense lock your vehicle at night (remember to roll the windows up) and don't keep valuables in the vehicle. Avoid leaving wallets, purses, credit cards, cash and other items – including computers, GPS devices and cell phones – in sight. Remove them from the vehicle or lock them in the trunk or glove compartment.
Normally in Delmar break-ins are low during the colder weather but spring is coming and with warm weather comes the crazies, drifters and loiters that increase the break-in numbers.
A Comment on the Wisconsin Elected Officials
Now I gather the reason the Wisconsin elected officials aren't showing up in their house and senate is so there will not be a quorum to vote on a deficit reduction plan.
Regardless of my opinion on the plan why wouldn't someone you elected be expected to show up and do the job they were elected for, which is to vote and debate for or against a bill? The Wisconsin voters need to get rid of people who can't do their job.
Money vs Morals - Money Wins
In 2009, Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 108 requiring businesses that make short-term consumers loans (such as title loans and payday loans) to pay an annual high-cost loan license fee of $1,500 for each licensed office they operate. These monies are deposited into the FLEF, which the law states must be used to fund grants to or contracts with schools or other organizations that provide financial and economic literacy skills to adults and youth.
The article said "Thirteen non-profits will split more than $500,000 in new grant funding to improve the financial well-being of Delawareans through financial literacy programs"..." A total of 36 organizations throughout the state applied for funding from the state's new Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF)"...."Proposals for competitive grants were assessed based on how they would improve the financial well-being of Delawareans, and the State was particularly interested in funding proactive, preventive, and forward-thinking proposals".."Grants were awarded in three categories: (1) K-12 Financial Literacy Programs; (2) Adult Financial Literacy Programs; and (3) Targeted Campaigns focused on providing education to those facing decisions on debt, with specific emphasis on reaching out to the military, seniors, and minority communities."
Wow! the very people Delmar wants to keep out and yet for the size town that it is, it may have the highest per capita type of businesses that pay for these licenses.
I don't see a specific Delmar organization in the below list, but perhaps they will throw some token money our way.
ORGANIZATION NAME, PROGRAM NAME FUND, AWARD, LOCATION, TARGET
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute
The Money School
Junior Achievement Financial Literacy in Schools and LACC
Growing Your Money
Kent and Sussex
Rental housing sites, including public housing
Council for Economic Education
Keys to Financial Success
Teacher training, student contests
Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council
All residents, but low income priority
Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc.
Financial Education Awareness
Financial Literacy Program
New Castle County
Women, low-income households
United Way of Delaware
$tand By Me
Low-income individuals and the unemployed
West End Neighborhood House
Financial Focus Literacy Program
Low- and moderate-income individuals
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
More than Money
Youth ages 8 to 10
Latin American Community Center
Bilingual Financial Literacy Project
Wilmington - Hilltop
Latino community, residents in Wilmington
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
Financial Literacy Education Series (FLE$)
High school students
First State Community Action Agency
Adult Financial Literacy Program
Low- and moderate-income households
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Delmar P & Z Meeting February 2011
Among the items discussed were;
Signage for a new Bicycle shop (sales and repair) at Delmar Commons was given a favorable recommendation.
Signage that switched the Happy Harry's drugstores at Delmar Commons to Walgreen's was given a favorable recommendation.
Doug Warner, a representative from Element Design, came before the commission to request an extension on their development plans. Pleading poor economy and lack of Utilities Delmar Grove (120 Units) and Whitetail Run (352 units), both on or off Old Stage Road (Delaware side) were given an 18 month extension on their development
The main item of business tonight was Green Street Housing's request for a special exception to put apartments in Delmar. The property in question is zoned R2 and sets between two existing low income housing apartments on the North side of town.
Bradley Gillis lead the discussion for the developers. He pointed out at this point they were just asking for an exception to R2 Zoning to allow apartments.
The Developers reduced their plan from 92 units to 60 units, consisting of 36 town houses and 24 apartments. Gave more open space to the development. Reduced the number of entrances to one. Provided elevations for the buildings. They are going to put solar panels in so their net electric energy use is zero.
Gillis pointed out that the Town of Delmar Comprehensive Plan calls for low income housing. I am not sure which version of the plan he got his information from but the one online is from 2005. It certainly does said and suggest that Delmar would not discourage section 8 housing.
Delmar Cooperation with Wicomico County and Delaware State Housing Authorities to provide housing for the elderly or public subsidized housing for those displaced by enforcement of housing codes. (page 68)
The Plan talks about Subsidized Rental Housing Assistance Programs (pages 69 &70)
Public Housing - Why would you talk about it if you weren't going to use it.
DSHA offers low-income Delawareans in Kent and Sussex Counties who are in need of
assistance to afford month-to-month rent payments a subsidized rental housing assistance program. The program offers DSHA-owned Public Housing apartment site residency.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
DSHA also offers a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for DSHA-approved private
rental residency. For more information, please see the Moving To Work Demonstration
Program description below.
Moving To Work Demonstration Program - (MTW)
Applicants on the two programs listed above are placed on a combined waiting list for
assistance. They are given the first available subsidy location, which may be a public housing site or in the form of a Section 8 Voucher for use in the private market. Most residents, with the exception of the elderly and disabled, are eligible to receive subsidy under these programs for a maximum of 5 years (with some one-year extensions) while they take part in a mandatory selfsufficiency
But of course being Delmar who would have thought someone would actually use the Comprehensive plan to think about building in Delmar.
About five or six people from the public spoke against this development. They were mostly from the Lincoln Avenue are or other locations that would be close to the proposed development. Among those that spoke against the project were; Donna Keenan, Wayne Moore, Bill Brittingham, Christine Thompson, Oscar Porter. The usual littany of objections to any development was given and these are my words not theirs (see Delmar Daily who will post video of which each person said); increase traffic, increase demand on existing infrastructure, water back up in area due to build up of the land, don't want new people in town particularly low income (poor people), Property values would go down hill, school academic level would drop because low income people are dumbasses, it would a magnetic for people who aren't from Delmar.
Bill Brittingham made an interesting comment when he said the developer should have came to the Fire Department first for approval before coming to the P & Z commission.
The P & Z Commission obviously didn't want it as they too kept throwing up objections (yet pawn shops, car title loan shops, casinos, poker parlours, decaying buildings, and tattoo shops they have no objection too) Dr. Ring seem particularly upset by the proposed development. Mr. Luffman went with "the property wasn't zone for it" attack. Which is why they were there in the first place - to request an exception.
In the end David Layfield, the developer, said he would withdraw his request for an exception to the property.
For this round, the town made sure no low income Hispanic and blacks would be in Delmar.
Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland and Health Insurance
In a State that is spending more than what it takes in ($1.6 billion deficit) Maryland is looking at becoming the sixth state to recognize same-sex marriage. The bill would repeal a 38-year-old provision in Maryland law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, giving same-sex couples the same legal rights as heterosexuals. Besides my personal dislike for gay marriages the biggest thing that stand out is now the gay partners will now be entitle to health benefits and the other array of employees benefits. So the state which already has a deficit will be picking up an increased health insurance tab and we the tax payers who may not be interested in same sex marriages will be paying for it. Not to mention local government, colleges and Private employers also will legally be required to pay for the insurance. Are gays still the largest group with aids? The bill was amended so that religious organizations - like the Knights of Columbus - would not have to provide insurance to same-sex couples. Lets face it when it comes to money Maryland has elected a group of dumbshits. A bill such as this should be voted on my the general public.
and speaking of same sex etc over at Poly Amory Kettlingur from Delmar Maryland has introduced me to a new word "pansexual" which she says means attracted to the person not the gender.
Another Trivia Fact - 'Waterloo Teeth'
During the 19th century soldiers who had died in battle had their teeth pulled out to be used as dentures by other people.
Waterloo Teeth When the Napoleonic Wars began, dental demand found a sure supply, but beyond the sudden abundance, those teeth which could be plundered from battlefields were the most highly prized of all. Why?
An army marches on its stomach – Napoleon Bonaparte
Which is no use at all if the army in question can't chew. Of the 50,000 men who fell at the Battle of Waterloo, most were young and healthy and their teeth were of a generally good standard, much better than the teeth employed in the majority of dentures. Having been plundered from the battlefield, most of these teeth made their way back to Britain, the country best placed to afford the new top-quality dentures which would incorporate them. These then became known as 'Waterloo Teeth' and were often worn with a great deal of pride, a 'must-have' accessory for fashion-conscious yet toothless members of the more affluent classes of the time. Worn as something like trophies by elderly dandies, the nationality of the teeth in question was actually far from certain in any particular case and the gullible patriot was as likely to be sporting a countryman's molars as those of the vanquished foe.
The name 'Waterloo Teeth' quickly established itself as applying to any set of dentures made from young and healthy teeth taken from a Napoleonic battlefield and continued as a term on into the 19th Century, becoming less and less historically accurate as time went on. Indeed, while wholly artificial teeth began to take over from the 1840s onwards, so bringing an end to this rather ghoulish episode in dental history, as late as the 1860s, human teeth obtained from the battlefields of the American Civil War were being shipped to Europe for sale.
I am sure using dead people teeth in dentures have been going on since dentures. It reminds me of a book I read called "Midaq Alley" By Mahfouz Naguib, an Egyptian writer. The story tells about the lives of the residents of one of the back alleys of Cairo. Great Story - read it. In it, one of the characters; Dr. Booshy, self-taught dentist, is caught stealing teeth from a grave and his dental practice goes down the drain after that.
Style In Hollywood
Margaret Livingston Silent screen star, in a stylish ensemble with matching monkey.
Picked up from The Silent Movie Blog
The State Of Maryland and Their GPS Tracking
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
What is it with Maryland People and their determination to track everything and everyone? Their DNR wants to track boats, Salisbury wants to track snow plows. The Federal Government (which half must be in Maryland) tracks cell phones. Pretty soon if you aren't hooked to a GPS tracking system and have a homeland security type driver licenses you won't be able to do anything.
1942 - Friendly Fire Kills Civilians
1942 -- US: The Army, mistaking a weather balloon that strayed over Los Angeles for a Japanese bomber, unleashes a saturation antiaircraft barrage, no less than 9-tons (18,000-pounds) of high explosive shells were pumped into the air over southern California. Three civilians are killed by falling shrapnel, three more die of stress induced heartattacks. Read more here
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 1890 Living Survivers Civil war Census
Campbell, Charles H., Private, 9th Delaware infantry
White, James G., Private, 1st Delaware Infantry
West, Jacob, Private
Smith, John W., Colored
Parsons, Wm J., Private, 3rd Maryland Infantry
Melson,, Thomas I. S., Corporal, 9th Delaware Infantry
Downs, Joseph, Private, 1st Delaware Infantry
Bishop, Peter W., Private, Maryland Art. Colored Exempted
Parsons, Nathaniel, Private, 9th Maryland Infantry Colored
Wailes, Sandy W., Private, 19th Maryland
Truitt, Benjamin T., Private, 1st Maryland
Freeny, William, Private, 9th Maryland
Wilkins, James, Private, 2nd Maryland
Furey, John, Corporal, 7th reg. of cav.
Vincent, Peter W., Private, 1st Delaware
Melson, Thos Asbury, Sargent, 1st delaware
Bensing, Wm, Private, 58th Massachett
Farlow, Benjamin W., Private, 1st Del Inf.
Mitchell, George, Private, 19th Reg. C Vol.
Dashiell, George, Private, 9th Maryland
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Internship Position With The Lewes Historical Society
The internship is open to all undergraduates and 2011 graduates with preference given to majors in history, art history, archaeology or library science; exposure to or experience with geographical information systems, website/blog development and databases is preferred but not required.
Applications are available at historiclewes.org/outreach/internships.html or by calling 645-7670; the postmark deadline is Friday, March 11.
....There is a small stipend for the summer and the society will ensure living arrangements for the intern in Lewes if needed.
Read more here
Press Release Delmar Police Department
Incident: Controlled Substance Violations
Location: E Line Rd / Old Stage Rd Delmar, Md
Suspect: Thomas Bradfield 39 Y.O.A. Delmar, Md & Thomas Marshall 26 Y.O.A. Fruitland, Md
On February 10, 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Delmar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Thomas Bradfield. The passenger was identified as Thomas Marshall. During the stop, a Wicomico County K-9 Unit scanned the vehicle for presence of controlled dangerous substance. The K-9 alerted on the odor of controlled substances and officers searched the vehicle and the area around the vehicle and subsequently located a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine. a box of sandwich bags, and 2 hypodermic needles. The amount of cocaine seized was of sufficient quantity to indicate distribution by Bradfield and Marshall.
The Officer transported Bradfield and Marshall to Wicomico County Detention Center where both were held on a $275,000.00 bond.
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of Administrative Equipment
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
Today 1987 Andy Warhol (Warhola) died. American painter of the pop art movement. In the 1960s he made paintings of Campbell's Soup cans, Coca-Cola cans and other American products
Monday, February 21, 2011
Bridgewood Lots For Sale
Delmar Manor Assisted Living
It isn't in Delmar Town limits so they shouldn't be hooking up to the water and sewer lines. It sounds like they will be hiring a few people for the place. The blogging world should have some fun with the name as it is also a development in Delmar.
Delmar Manor Assisted Living,
31093 East Line Road
Delmar, MD 21875 map
Kelli Davey, Owner and operator is a Licenced Physical Therapist,
Budget Workshop on Wednesday
Delmar Elem. Pre K Registration
Forms for Pre K registration can be picked up on or after Feb 28th
Notice the languages the forms come in
There were no public attendees
A Couple Of Letters To The Editors
The first by Valarie Messick, Rehoboth Beach addresses the fact the Univ Of Delaware, Lewes Campus, received 5.3 million dollars in Federal funds for wind turbine studies and created no new jobs in Delaware in fact, according to her, half the money was spent in Spain.
The Second by James R. Thomen, Montchan, talks about the school bureaucracy, he writes "abandon teacher tenure entirely and return to the day that school principals had the authority to run their schools, select their teachers and to remove teachers that did not meet the principal's standards."
Naturally I agree with both letters or I wouldn't mention them.
Planning and Zoning Meets This Week
7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER
7:05 P.M. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS
7:10 P.M. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
7:15 P.M. NEW BUSINESS
• AAA Wholesale Lighted Signs- Sign for Pedal Works Cyclery
• KEC Permitting Services- Candance Williams- Sign permit for Walgreen’s
7:30 P.M. OLD BUSINESS
• Bradley Gillis- Green Street Housing-Concept site plan with request for Special
Exception for Apartments
(This is the Section Eight Apartments)
• Element- Extension Request of Preliminary Plan Approval for Delmar Grove
along with Recommendation for DE BD of Adjustments
• Element- Extension Request of Preliminary Plan Approval for Whitetail Run
8:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8:30 P.M. ADJOURN
It's National Sticky Bun Day!!!!
February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day, a day to celebrate that whole class of goodies made from leavened dough and (usually) sugar or honey. Included are cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, hot cross buns…I had never heard of a hot cross bun until my daughter started band - it would seem Hot Cross Buns is a popular beginning instruction band number.
Now those of you on a diet realize when every there is a sweetening holiday such as this you are allow too celebrate by having one. Certainly anything with melted brown sugar, cinnamon taste, and even pecans maybe, it's okay to have one.
First created by German settlers in Pennsylvania, sticky buns were originally known as "Schnecken." To this day, they are considered a Philadelphia specialty. Celebrate this National Sticky Bun Day by baking some fresh sticky buns to enjoy!.
Oh yes in 1931 Alka Seltzer was introduced today and it is Presidents day.