Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Charcoal making industry was strong in Sussex county. The Charcoals was used for the iron and steel industry, and gunpowder.
An interesting piece of Trivia information is Henry Ford was a great Recycler. He would have his workman take the crates his auto supplier sent him to transports their parts and use them to create crates for his vehicles and parts and the wooden parts that went into the vehicles. The wood not used in crates or the vehicles were used as fuel in the furnace at the steam plant at each auto making location. The remaining sawdust and wood scraps were sweep up and made into Charcoal briquettes. E. G. Kingsford and Henry Ford formed a company to sell the briquettes to use for heat in stoves and later for BBQ grilling. http://blog.spn.org/id.540/detail.asp
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
HORSE MEAT FOUND IN IKEA MEATBALLS WILL YOU STILL EAT THE MEATBALLS FROM IKEA?
“Traces of horse meat” have been found in some of the frozen meatballs distributed by furniture giant IKEA, according to recent news reports.
An IKEA spokesperson told USA Today that those meatballs were distributed to several countries in Europe and were taken off the shelves. Shipments of the meatballs to the United States were not affected, she told the paper.
"Our global recommendation is to not recall or stop selling meatballs," said IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson, according to USA Today.
IKEA has Maryland locations near Baltimore and College Park, according to its website.
The event promises family fun where "children can be engineers and adults can imagine themselves at the throttle of Lionel trains on a large layout with 3 engines running simultaneously."
There will also be trains for sale—including Lionel, American Flyer and more; train repair and parts dealers; free appraisals; door prizes and food. Bruce Greenberg, Lionel author and publisher, will present a seminar on Standard Gauge trains.
Tickets at the door for the Annapolis Train Show are $5; kids younger than 12, and military members and scouts in uniform are free.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This year, DAMP seeks volunteers to conduct surveys of calling frogs on 17 routes in all three counties, with the greatest need for volunteers in Sussex County. Volunteers should have a car and must be willing to conduct surveys along a roadside at night. Surveys are weather dependent, so volunteers need to be flexible on survey dates and times. Each survey takes two to three hours, not including drive time to the start point. Volunteers conduct three nighttime surveys between February and July.
Currently no one has filed for the Open Delmar School Board position.
I went to the Delmar School District website thinking there would be something about the election but was unable to find anything. Without a doubt the Town of Delmar and The Delmar School Board seems to make voting and running for an elected office as difficult as possible. Maybe they don't teach Civics anymore but I would think with their constant push for community service they would stress running for an elected office because I can't think of anything that is more community service. No doubt they want to keep the semper eadem, "always the same" status quo.
For what I can determine the general requirements to file for the school board position are;
1)U.S. Citizen; 2)Resident of the State; 3)Resident of the School District; 4)At least 18 years of Age and 5) No felony convictions