Thursday, September 12, 2013

Delmarva Bike Week

Well once again it is Delmarva Bike Week and the money is rolling in, also a number of bikers. 

I went to Seaford today to shop so I could avoid the Maryland sales tax and they were all over the Harley Davidson Franchise. 

When you think Bike Week you always think of a sexy bike chick as;


But usually you end up seeing this;


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Samo Samo Will Continue In Delmar Maryland

Well the same people who have the elected seats, whose term will expire this year, in Delmar Maryland have filed to retain them and no one in Delmar Maryland thinks they can do any better or just don't give a shit so there will be no elections in Delmar, Maryland as there are no contested postions.  Those people  who will continue in office are; Mayor Carl Anderton, Commissioner Karen Wells and Commissioner Thomas Luffman

Syria Do You Have An Opinion?

To be faced once again with another military involvement in the Middle East frankly bothers me. One of Obama's points in his first election campaign was he was going to get us out of Iraq and he got us more involved in Afghanistan where they are kicking our ass in spite of handing over fist full’s of money, now he wants to get involved in Syria and no one knows which group there is in the wrong or right - but I can guarantee we will spend more money that we don't have. The logic of borrowing money (national debt) to give to other countries just mystifies me. Didn't Obama's parents tell him "you can't buy friends."

I think these ridiculous wars and the waste of American lives is just to draw the attention away from the economy and the fact that 2/3 of the so called "New" jobs created are part time.

Anyway I emailed my elected officials in Delaware to express myself and should you feel you might here are their websites just click on their "contact me" tab for an email type form.  Chris Coon who is in favor of military involvement  John Carney

Frankly they are going to ignore you and do what they want anyway but maybe you will get some satisfaction out of telling them your opinion.

The September 2013 Delmar Police Commission

I went to the Delmar Police Commission meeting last night at the Maryland town hall.  All the members of the commission were present.  Really there is not too much say about the meeting, altho it is a public meeting the three elected officials and police chief speak in such low voices that if you do attend you probably won't be able to hear anything.  There was, once again, talk about the traffic situation at the Middle/High school.  My impression is they said DelDot isn't going to do anything to help the situation. The Police Commission would like for a town policemen to do random walk-thrus of the buildings each day.

There was a problem with the Town police dog biting his handler.  It would seem the dog was investigating a tractor trailer and got his paw stuck in some metal step grating and when the handler tried to free the dog, it bite him.  More training is scheduled for both.

They are looking at additional cost for "landscaping" at that over priced police department building, supposedly some bushes and a flag pole.

The question was asked why isn't PCO Harris Warner doing community policing (attending community meetings, bike riding around town and walking a beat) as that was the justification for hiring him.

The Police Chief said that with 14 people he can't provide 24 hour-two man coverage due to sick time, vacation time, training, court time etc.

In the Public Comment part of the meeting I asked if the town has an emergency disaster plan in the event of a train overturning and covering the town in toxic fumes.  I really don't expect much from a natural disaster but man created accidents I figure may occur.  The answer, as usual, was no the town does not have a plan.

And it was all over with by 6:40 PM

Heritage Day September 21st

The 2013 Delmar Heritage Day Celebration, Downtown Delmar, DE/MD, Saturday, September 21, 2013 beginning at 9 am - 4:30 pm with fireworks at dusk. There will be live musical entertainment, airbrush face painting, food vendors and much more.

Today Is National TV Dinner Day

Altho Swanson and Sons did not make the first frozen TV dinner they did trademark the name "TV Brand Frozen Dinner" in 1954 and had the first successful campaign to sell them.  By far the best seller was the Thanksgiving special of Turkey, gravy, dressing, peas and potatoes.  Selling for 98 cents they were a hit.  

In today's obese world looking back at a 1960's frozen TV dinner you would say "Why that is only enough for a light lunch."  in 1960 it was fine for dinner.  I particularly like the way the gravy and corn would slide over on the "dessert" in the later versions of TV dinners

So celebrate National TV Dinner Day Yum Yum

Caroline Phillips at Appalachian State

Picked Up From Blue Ridge Net  an article by Kelsey Campbell

Appalachian State University field hockey sophomore Caroline Phillips (Delmar, Del./Delmar) earned NorPac East offensive player of the week honors for her efforts in last week’s play, announced by the league Monday. Phillips scored two goals and had four shots in the Mountaineers’ 4-3 win over Vermont on Sunday.
The Delmar, Delaware native scored her first goal at the 41:50 mark, beating the goalkeeper to the right. With the match tied up in the last three minutes, Phillips found the back of the net again off of a penalty corner. The goal would prove to be the game-winner as the Apps earned their first win of the 2013 season.
The Black and Gold will be back in action Sept. 14 when they travel to Farmville, Va. for their first NorPac match against Longwood at 12 p.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The Primary Election







Qualifications for Mayor and Commission Member are as follows:

a) A resident of the United States and of the State of Maryland and a resident of the Town of Delmar,

Maryland for at least two (2) years preceding the municipal elections;

(b) Be at least 21 years of age

(c) Each of the qualifications for Town Commissioner and Mayor shall be continuing qualifications to
hold office and the failure of any of the Commissioners or the Mayor to have any of the
qualifications required by the above during the terms of his/her office will create a vacancy in the

Certificates of Candidacy must be completed at the Town Hall by 4:30 p.m. no later than Monday,

September 9, 2013. No person shall file for nomination to more than one (1) elective office at a time.

All candidates filing to be a Delmar Elected Official must comply with the Town’s Ethic

Ordinance #724, Section 5(Financial Disclosure)

To be eligible to vote in this upcoming municipal election

, persons must be at least 18 years of age, and who has resided in the Town of Delmar, Maryland and the State of Maryland for at least six (6) months preceding the day of the election and must register at Town Hall. Registration is from
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, MD.

Registration deadline is Thursday, September 17, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Please contact Town Hall with any questions at (302)846-2664 or (410)896-2777, Monday through
Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Sara Bynum-King
Town Manager

Monday Police Commission and Delmar MD Council meeting

Free tire drop Off for Wicomico county

Wicomico County Residents: The landfill on Brick Kiln Rd. in Salisbury is allowing Wicomico County residents the opportunity to drop off up to 10- tires per vehicle on September 14,2013 from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information contact Steve Chamberlain at 443-978-0427. This will be FREE OF CHARGE


Get rid of your old tires for free!

Salisbury, MD

– Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Public Works announce that on September 14, 2013 citizens will have the opportunity to dispose of their old scrap tires for free. Wicomico County residents may drop them at the Newland Park Landfill from 8am to 3pm.

This event is for Wicomico County
residents only (tires will not be accepted from commercial entities or business vehicles).

Passenger, agricultural and light truck tires will be taken. Tires may be on or off rims.

Up to 10 tires per resident and vehicle will be accepted.

Your driver's license will be used for tracking and proof of residency.

For more information call: 443-978-0427 Newland Park Landfill

6948 Brick Kiln Rd, Salisbury MD

The Wicomico County Citizens' Scrap Tire Drop-Off event is sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Environmental Service. Once the State limit of tires for this event has been collected, any additional tires will only be accepted at our regular tire disposal rates.


Save The Date October 1st

Picked Up From The Sleuth Journal

Following the bread crumb trail of FEMA orders, retired State Senator Sheldon R. Songstad of South Dakota State issued an “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” on August 13th.
Region three is comprised of; Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Songstad’s research turned up some very interesting facts. Each item on its own could go unnoticed, but the collective facts may be worthy of your attention and scrutiny. The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a major event. It appears that this event is being staged for approximately Oct. 1st. Let’s look at the numbers and dates.
UN Peacekeepers began training the 4th week of July and will complete their nine week training by October 1st. They are learning English, as well as US weapon systems and Urban Warfare training.
How many troops are training? 386,000 troops!
The Center of Disease Control ordered $11 million worth of antibiotics. Where are they going? FEMA Region lll. When are they due? October 1st. This coupled with the fact that the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting, its second such meeting in its history, to discuss MERS Coronavirus. This is quite unsettling. The WHO determined that a vaccine MUST be in place by October 1st.
Periodic testing of GPS and Communications satellites is normal, but coordinating their testing for the first time, with a testing date of September 29th, is noteworthy.
All DHS agents MUST now qualify with sidearm, shotgun and AR 15’s by September 28th. Less lethal qualifications are not mentioned. Has one eye brow raised? The DHS will receive 2800 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP’s) that must be delivered by October 1st.
All National Guard units will complete their annual two week training in riot control and disaster assistance. All units MUST have their training complete by September 30th. However, the Eastern-based Coast Guard units will not be performing their usual training in the Gulf, this year they will be trained in Virginia and Delaware for 10 days beginning September 26th.
Coincidently, the Emergency Broadcast System will begin daily testing beginning on September 25th thru October 2nd. All of this kind of reminds me of the bomb sniffing dogs being trained at the Boston Marathon for the first time ever.
FEMA purchase orders deserve a little attention too. They ordered over $14.2 million for MREs and heater meals and 22 million pouches of emergency water, to be delivered to Region III by October 1st. An additional order of $13.6 million worth of MRE’s and heater meals will be delivered to Austin by October 1st.
Our U.S. military will not be permitted leave from September 28th thru November 5th. NORCOMM’s yearly training for civil unrest is suspended until September 27th. To be performed in northeast coastal areas. Date for release of QE3 report has been moved to October 16th.
Over 300 school systems will be issued a 3 day emergency kit for each student in September.
The retired Senator’s national preparedness research was sparked by a comment Donald Trump made during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Songstad included a video version of his findings with his notice. His video is going viral.
How concerned should we be? Or perhaps the question is….How prepared should we be? Perhaps the answer is……Better prepared than the government.

From The Delmar Town hall websiteWicomico County will launch a citizen warning alert siren system on September 11, 2013. This system is designed to alert citizens about an imminent danger to include weather-related dangers. GO TO PUBLIC NOTICES FOR MORE INFORMATION

Meet Scout

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Onancock, VA
Come to Virginia's Eastern Shore for this day-long celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird and a consideration of the novel's depiction of Southern culture.
Meet Scout. Mary Badham was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Scout in the 1962 movie. At the time she was the youngest person ever nominated for an Oscar. Mary will discuss the making of the movie and will answer your questions. You can join her for lunch, too!
Watch the movie. To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown in Onancock's historic Roseland Theatre.
Learn about life on Virginia's Eastern Shore during the era of Jim Crow and the Great Depression. This free panel discussion will be led by a distinguished journalist. Panel members include experts in these topics along with individuals who lived through the era.
Attend readings of the book performed by local actors. Entertaining, enlightening, and FREE!
Join us for an authentic Southern lunch prepared by a local church and served on the grounds of historic Ker Place
For pricing and to register