Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book and Bake Sale Starts Friday

The Delmar Library; Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Delmar Planning and zoning Commission Meeting April 2012

A very short Planning and Zoning meeting was held tonight in which Mrs. Amy Mitchell of "The Mustard Seed" received favorable approval for her sign on the old "Sillie Willie" store at State Line Plaza.  The Mustard Seed is a Christian book store and they have stores in Milford and Rehoboth.  She said it is expected to open the end of next week or the week after. 

Change The Roll

Delmar High School Band Concert Tonight

Tonight the Delmar High School Band will have their Spring Concert at the High school.

and on April 29  the band annual Beef and Dumpling dinner will be at the the Delmar VFW from 1-4 pm. Tickets are available now.

Old People, Change and Blogger

Old people don't like change, simple as that.  You become use to doing common task one way and it has always worked and you don't see any reason to change it.  I am very much that way and Blogger, the platform this blog, is on has once again made changes to the way you enter a post, and the way you find your way around blogger.  I have no desire to re-learn the new steps required to utilize it so over the next few days you may see some confusing posts.  I had thought about shutting down this blog back in January so maybe this will be the final straw that will encourage me to do so.

1966 Train Derailment In Blades

Six cars of a Delmar to Wilmington Pennsylvania Railroad freight train derailed at Blades about noon Saturday, blocking traffic at the River Road Crossing for about seven hours. 

The accident is under Investigation.  Railroad repair crews called to the scene to help clear the tracks, believed that the accident was caused by too much speed maneuver  when an attempt was made to join two sections of cars.  The pile up barely missed a collision with a high tension power line, which might have created a serious problem. 

Troopers said the 40-car train was backing from Seaford to Blades to recouple with some of the freight cars when the accident occured.  Blades police said the brakes apparently failed, and the two section collided. 

The derailment occurred where the tracks cross  River Road, and blocked it to vehicular traffic until the scene was cleared about 7 p.m.   Cranes and equipment from the Melvin Joseph Construction Company, Georgetown, were used to raise the cars from their wheel units so the latter be placed back on the tracks.

Two of the cars arched into an inverted "V" over the crossing for about three hours before they could be lowered.  Blades police and a trooper from Bridgeville maintained traffic and pedestrian control at the scene while the cars were set back on the track.

R. M. Kettlet, assistant superintendent of the Pennsy lower Delaware Division attribute the accident to human error.  He said damage to the six derailed box cars would amount to $3,000.

N. H. Emory, of Delmar, was identified as engineer of the train, E. L. Davis, Delmar, Brakeman.

From the State Register Feb 1966

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Loans Till Payday

Flags are fluttering at the "Loans Till Payday" shop in Delmar.  I wonder if these flutter signs were approved by P & Z?

Two Chicks Spring Barn Sale and More

No Election For Delmar School Board

I understand the Delmar School Board Election has been cancelled due to a no contest.  Greg Cathell withdrew from the two man race race leaving  Thomas K. Elliott of Arvey Road to be sworn in for a five year term on July 1st.

April 2012 Planning and Zoning Meeting Thursday

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold their monthly meeting Thursday at 7 PM in Town Hall.  The only item on the agenda is sign approval for Amy Mitchell for "Mustard Seed" at the State Line Plaza.

1922 Blue Hen Year Book Rah Rah Delaware Song

Delmar Observes Arbor day - 1966

1966 Delmar Wedding

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Job

DescriptionAccounts Payable Clerk
FurnitureLand, Inc. has an immediate opening for a part-time (approximately 30-35 hrs/week) accounts payable clerk. This position is responsible for maintaining the accounts payable function for two companies under the FurnitureLand umbrella.

Day to day processing of a/p transactions.
Accurate data entry of invoices of payment
Vendor statement reconciliation
Prepare vendor checks for mailing
Maintain up to date and organized vendor files

38529 Sussex Hwy (Rte 13N)
Delmar, DE 19940
At least 2 years of accounts payable experience
Microsoft Office proficient, especially Excel
Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Ability to manage deadlines
Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers

Delmar Maryland Zoning Appeal April 2012

The Delmar Maryland Zoning Appeal Board had their meeting tonight to discuss and decide the request of Pastor Michael Rittenhouse for a variance on the old Diamond Dream property for a church to be allowed in a Community Business zone.

Members of the board are; Earl "Jr" Wells, Christine Phiefer, David Shultz (chairman) and lloyd Unsell.

Those giving evidence were sworn in, and I will skip the talk given as the end result was  the variance was approved with some restrictions on parking.

Public Hearing Delmar MD Board Of Zoning Appeal - Tonight

Republican Presidential Primary Election Today