Saturday, July 06, 2013

I Miss Baltimore

Normally I don't print the circular Email I receive but I thought this one was funny;


I was in Ocean City, MD the other day and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read, "I miss Baltimore!"
So, I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker, and a bill for rain and flush tax and then left a note that read, "I hope this helps".

Friday, July 05, 2013

The Laurel Auction Block in 1940

Notice there are more cars pulling trailers instead of trucks

The Kudzu Bug Is Here

 
DOVER – A new nuisance plant pest that can consume certain row and vegetable crops - including lima beans and soybeans - has been confirmed in Delaware.

 The kudzu bug was recently found on pole lima beans on a Sussex County farm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reported.

Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said growers should be on the alert and report any suspected infestations, while noting there are pesticides that can be used to protect crops.

“We want farmers to know about this latest pest, which has been steadily on the move from the South since it was first detected in 2009,” Kee said. “We now have an early warning, and this is the time to prepare.”

In addition to soybeans, which are primarily used for animal feed in Delaware, the kudzu bug can also go after succulent beans, such as lima beans, broad beans, mung beans and common garden beans.

The kudzu bug, a relative of the stinkbug also known as Megacopta cribraria or the Bean plataspid, was previously confirmed only as far north as Virginia. It has also been found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Soybean growers in the South have reported that nymphs and adults feed on plant stems and leaves. A 2012 survey by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension found no kudzu bug in the state.

“We know that these pests have been traveling, and now we know that they’re in Delaware,” said Dr. Faith Kuehn, DDA’s Plant Industries Administrator. “There are approved and safe treatments to keep the kudzu bug off crops, but preparation and awareness are key. This is still a relatively new plant pest in the United States, and we are steadily learning more about how it will feed, disperse and act here.”

The insect’s presence in Delaware was identified and confirmed thanks to a rapid response involving an agricultural consultant, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension researchers, the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection and Quarantine office in Beltsville, Md.

The kudzu bug is so named because a primary host is the kudzu vine, an invasive plant introduced from Asia more than a century ago that has been growing quickly in much of the southeastern United States. The olive-green adult bugs are smaller than a dime, about 4-6 mm long, and can generate a bad odor if disturbed.

Farmers with questions about the kudzu bug can contact the Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industries Section at (302) 698-4500; University of Delaware entomologist Joanne Whalen at (302) 831-1303; or local University of Delaware Cooperative Extension agents.
 

A Month Of Crime In Delmar As reported By The Police


Assault 07/02/2013 30100 Block FOSKEY LN

Assault 07/02/2013 800 Block S SECOND ST

Assault 06/26/2013 1 Block E EAST ST

Community Policing 07/04/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 07/04/2013 DELMAR HIGH SCHOOL

Community Policing 07/04/2013FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DELMAR

Community Policing 07/04/2013 JOHNSONS USED CARS

Community Policing 07/04/2013 DELMAR FIRE DEPARTMENT

Community Policing 07/04/2013 WOOD CREEK

Community Policing 07/04/2013 DELMAR COMMONS

Community Policing 07/03/2013 SU SSEX HWY

Community Policing 07/02/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 07/02/2013 1 Block GOLDEN LN

Community Policing 07/02/2013 600 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Community Policing 07/02/2013 200 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Community Policing 07/02/2013 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY

Community Policing 07/02/2013 1100 Block WINNER BLVD

Community Policing 07/02/2013 36900 Block BI-STATE BLVD

Community Policing 07/01/2013 SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/30/2013 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/29/2013 300 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Community Policing 06/27/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/27/2013 38600 Block BENRO DR

Community Policing 06/27/2013 200 Block N 8TH ST

Community Policing 06/27/2013 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY

Community Policing 06/26/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/26/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Community Policing 06/26/2013 900 Block E STATE ST

Community Policing 06/26/2013 1 Block S. BI-STATE BLVD

Community Policing 06/26/2013 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY

Community Policing 06/25/2013 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Community Policing 06/24/2013 38500 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/24/2013 300 Block N.BI-STATE BLVD

Community Policing 06/24/2013 700 Block E GROVE ST

Community Policing 06/24/2013 800 Block E EAST ST

Community Policing 06/24/2013 1 Block E STATE ST

Community Policing 06/24/2013 1 Block W JEWEL ST

Community Policing 06/24/2013 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 30232 LIGHT HOUSE SQ

Community Policing 06/23/2013 BI-STATE BLVD & SHELL RD

Community Policing 06/22/2013 300 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Community Policing 06/22/2013 S FOURTH ST

Community Policing 06/20/2013 E PINE ST

Community Policing 06/15/2013 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Community Policing 06/15/2013 SUSSEX HWY & CHESAPEAKE HOMES

Community Policing 06/15/2013 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Community Policing 06/15/2013 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Community Policing 06/14/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/14/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/14/2013 100 Block YORK ST

Community Policing 06/14/2013 38600 Block BENRO DR

Community Policing 06/14/2013 BENRO DR

Community Policing 06/14/2013 FOSKEY LANE & BRIDGEWOOD ESTATES

Community Policing 06/14/2013 COLONIAL MILL DR

Community Policing 06/14/2013 1 Block S MARYLAND AVE

Community Policing 06/13/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/13/2013 38600 Block BENRO DR

Community Policing 06/13 /2013 38600 Block BENRO DR

Community Policing 06/13/2013 FOSKEY LANE & BRIDGEWOOD ESTATES

Community Policing 06/13/2013 100 Block DELAWARE AVE

Community Policing 06/13/2013 8600 Block ANGEL LN

Community Policing 06/13/2013 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY

Community Policing 06/12/2013 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY

Community Policing 06/12/2013 OCEAN HWY

Community Policing 06/12/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Community Policing 06/10/2013 W STATE ST

Community Policing 06/09/2013 W STATE ST

Disorder 07/04/2013 100 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Disorder 06/30/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Disorder 06/29/2013 1 Block DELAWARE AVE

Disorder 06/28/2013 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Disorder 06/26/2013 9200 Block CLARE CIR

Disorder 06/25/2013 500 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Disorder 06/22/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Disorder 06/22/2013 200 Block E WALNUT ST

Disorder 06/21/2013 800 Block E EAST ST

Disorder 06/21/2013 500 Block S BI STATE BLVD

Disorder 06/20/2013 500 Block E JEWEL ST

Disorder 06/20/2013 1 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Disorder 06/18/2013 1 Block SHANNON ST

Disorder 06/17/2013 E STATE ST & MAPLE ST

Disorder 06/14/2013 600 Block N BI STATE BLVD

Disorder 06/14/2013 600 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Disorder 06/14/2013 300 Block E PINE ST

Disorder 06/13/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Disorder 06/10/2013 800 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 700 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 900 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 1200 Bloc k MAGNOLIA DR

Disorder 06/10/2013 600 Block E PINE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 900 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 400 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 600 Block E STATE ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 300 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Disorder 06/10/2013 400 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Disorder 06/08/2013 300 Block E PINE ST

Disorder 06/06/2013 400 Block E WALNUT ST

Drugs 07/03/2013 RT 13 & FOSKEY LN

Drugs 06/29/2013 E STATE ST

Drugs 06/26/2013 SUSSEX HWY

Drugs 06/25/2013 E STATE ST

Drugs 06/25/2013 9000 Block OCEAN HWY

Drugs 06/18/2013 W. EAST ST.

Drugs 06/10/2013 9500 Block OCEAN HWY

Drugs 06/10/2013 100 Block DELAWARE AVE

Drugs 06/05/2013 S FIRST ST

Family Offense 06/30/2013 800 Block E STATE ST

Family Offense 06/28/2013 10800 Block STATE ST

Family Offense 06/28/2013 1 Block W GROVE ST

Family Offense 06/28/2013 300 Block S MARYLAND AVE

Family Offense 06/25/2013 700 Block E WALNUT ST

Family Offense 06/25/2013 200 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Family Offense 06/18/2013 1 Block E EAST ST

Family Offense 06/15/2013 38600 Block BENRO DR

Family Offense 06/15/2013 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Family Offense 06/13/2013 1 Block E EAST ST

Family Offense 06/10/2013 CLAIRE CIR & FOSKEY LN

Family Offense 06/05/2013 300 Block E JEWEL ST

Liquor 06/22/2013 N. BI-STATE BLVD & E. GROVE ST.

Liquor 06/21/2013 1 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Liquor 06/09/2013 300 Block E STATE ST

Property Crime 06/29/2013 100 Block W CHESTNUT ST

Theft 07/01/2013 38500 Block SUSSEX HWY

Theft 06/25/2013 1 Block W EAST ST

Theft 06/24/2013 600 Block E EAST ST

Theft 06/24/2013 700 Block E EAST ST

Theft 06/24/2013 700 Block E EAST ST

Theft 06/24/2013 500 Block E EAST ST

Theft 06/24/2013 31000 Block THORTON BLVD

Theft 06/19/2013 1300 Block E STATE ST

Theft 06/18/2013 10900 Block STATE ST

Theft 06/17/2013 200 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Theft 06/16/2013 1 Block W JEWEL ST

Theft 06/13/2013 1 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Theft 06/12/2013 1300 Block E STATE ST

Theft 06/12/2013 1 Block E ELIZABETH ST

Theft 06/12/2013 100 Block POPLAR ST

Theft 06/09/2013 11700 Block BUCKINGHAM DR

Theft 06/09/2013 1 Block E CHESTNUT ST

Theft 06/07/2013 200 Block W STATE ST

Theft 06/06/2013 200 Block W STATE ST

Theft from Vehicle 06/07/2013 100 Block DELAWARE AVE

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Search For Knowledge

Last night I was watching a movie called "A big Hand for the Little Lady" (1966, Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward)

In the movie the banker said;

 Forty-six years ago, I started lending money in Larry Bingham's back room. My first customer was a drover named Penny. He wanted two dollars on a Brindle cow at six percent interest. He said she gave six quarts of milk a day. You know what I made him do? I made him move that cow into my back yard for a whole week. And I watched him milk her every day. Sure enough, she gave an average of six and a half quarts a day, so I gave him the money at six and half percent interest. Not only that, I kept the 60 pounds of manure she left behind. When you show me collateral, madam, you better make sure it's good collateral. For forty-six years, I've been lending money on good, old-fashioned principles. I stand here now to tell you one and all that I've never been offered a better piece of collateral that I hold in my hand now!

So that perked my thirst for knowledge as to how many pounds of manure does  a cow produce daily?

Well according to a report created by the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University, a lactating cow will produce 150 lbs. of manure per day. The researchers also noted that a cow not producing milk will only generate 86 lbs. of manure per day. However, according to a report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in December 1995, the average dairy cow that weighs 1400 lbs. generates a little less than 120 lbs. of manure per day.

So there you have it.  The movie banker was wrong in his statement of 60 pounds in a week, it should have been more like 600 pounds in a week.

So that brings up the question of how many pounds of manure does a blogger produce each day? 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sperry Van Ness Sells Day Care Building

DELMAR, DE – July 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Henry Hanna, CCIM, SIOR, Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, MD is pleased to announce the sale of the former Building Blocks Daycare at 38238 Old Stage Rd., Delmar, DE. Hanna represented the owner of the building. The 10,000 SF facility on 2.73 acres was originally built as a day care but converted to a church facility a few years ago. The Tabernacle purchased the property for $680,000. Chris Davis, an Advisor with SVN-Miller, and George Vouros, an agent with Coral Reef Realty represented the buyer. Henry Hanna states, “The building was built for a day care facility but was modified to become a church in 2011. It was a perfect match for the new congregation and they were able to hold their first service last Sunday.” For more information about this transaction or available properties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, contact Henry Hanna, CCIM, SIOR at - See more at: http://www.realestaterama.com/2013/07/01/hanna-sells-10000-sf-church-facility-in-delmar-de-ID021848.html#sthash.ilDOsbtV.dpuf

Monday, July 01, 2013

Openings For A Few Good Men in Hawaii in 1940

In May of 1940 the Laurel Newspaper had this notice on their front page of openings in the Army in Hawaii.  Ironic that in another year and half those who signed up for what should have been a great assignment would be in the midst of a Japanese attack. 

The Caboose Gets Decorated For the Fourth Of July

In spite of it being a wet day



the Delmar Historical and Arts Society put up a few Fourth of July decorations

on the Caboose.