Saturday, September 21, 2013

Some Scenes From Delmar Heritage Day

Well The cats and dogs in the neighborhood are going crazy so it must be 8 PM and the fireworks have started.  And they look great.  Here are a few views of Heritage days 2013.


I took a tour of the new Police Dept Building.  Sgt Bond was an excellent tour guide and I was impressed with the equipment and the amount of fixtures and furniture that was obtained without directly taxing the residents of Delmar.  I was also impressed with the amount of time and effort the Delmar Police themselves have invested into this building.  A big thank you for your effort gentlemen.

Delmar Heritage Day Is Today

Opening at 9 AM, with fireworks at 8 PM, Delmar Heritage Day is starting

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Delaware Mayor Helps Clean Up Delmar Maryland

I found Delmar Delaware Mayor Mike Houlihan out painting curb lines on the street in Delmar Maryland.  Yes Mike, Delmar Maryland needs all the help it can get to clean it up. 
Actually Mike was doing it as part of his charitable work at the Catholic Church in Delmar, not as his official Mayoral duties.

The Past Few Days

I have been to visit my daughter in Ellicott City for the past few days.  She usually has a daddy-do list of misc maintenance items for me to do, this time was no exception and I hung wall hangings, unclogged a vacuum cleaner, fixed a lamp and other assorted things. 

I ran out to Walmart while I was there to pick up a couple items I needed to hang some pictures.  Let me say the employees at that Walmart are atrocious.  They were talking to one another in the middle of the aisles and wouldn't move to let me (a customer) push his cart down the aisle.  Not just one incident but about three different times thru out the store.  Out of about 50 employees I only saw about 5 actually doing anything. 

Also let me say the "don't use your cell phone while driving" law is a laugh in Maryland I think every other car had someone talking on their cell phone and they definitely were not paying attention to driving. 

One of the nice things about being in Ellicott City is the number of ethnic restaurants in that area.  This time we went to a Korean BBQ place called "The Honey Pig." The place was filled.

It was interesting but I don't know as I would try it again.
Back in August I turned 70 which must be the age of your body's "use by" date as from that time on my body has gone to hell.  One of the changes seem to be in my taste buds, nothing taste "right" to me anymore.  Also that perky, outgoing, positive attitude I always exhibited seems to have gone to hell also.  Now days it is much more of a get out of my way and don't give me any shit.
One spot I enjoy in Ellicott City is Jason's

A great selection of wine beer and liquor where you can still buy a five dollar bottle of wine that is drinkable.

On the way back home I had to pay the six dollars for the bay bridge toll ( a rip off) altho I did try for a senior citizen discount my plea went unnoticed.   I also stopped in Trappe to the Unicorn bookstore.

I did find a couple of books I thought would be interesting.  Presently the Unicorn shows that in the used book business you get in more books than you sell.  The aisles now have boxes of books in front of the book shelves and my claustrophobia started acting up.  It is hard to reach over the boxes to get to the shelves.  For those of you who are old enough to remember Mills Brother books in Cambridge with their jumbled up stacks of books, the Unicorn is progressing in that direction.

Yes It Starts Today

The Delmar Library Book and Bake Sale (put on by the Friends Of The Library) starts today at 4 Pm be there and get first dibs on the best books.  It will continue on thru Friday (10 to 5) and Saturday (9 till 2PM). 

Now is a great time to become a Friends of the Delmar Library.  I understand membership is free and you can help support the library in it's endeavors.  Stop by the library and get a membership application or stop by the book sale this afternoon.

2013 Delmar Heritage Day

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

DNREC Press Release

DNREC Fish and Wildlife announces butcher shops processing
Sportsmen Against Hunger donations during 2013-2014 season

DOVER (Sept. 17, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife today announced the list of private butcher shops accepting donated deer for processing for the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season. All donated deer meat will be distributed to charitable groups participating in the program, with full funding for the season provided by the Delaware General Assembly.

 Last year, 19,961 pounds of venison from 699 deer donated by hunters were divided among 31 food pantries and shelters statewide, providing more than 100,000 meals for hungry Delawareans. Since it began in 1992 with support from the Division of Fish and Wildlife, the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program has provided more than 1.7 million meals for needy Delawareans.

Participating hunters may drop off their deer at any of the eight DNREC-maintained walk-in coolers listed below. These coolers are checked periodically, and donated deer are taken to the Sussex Correctional Institution’s deer butchering program, or to participating private butcher shops, where they are processed. If a hunter donates a deer, the Division of Fish and Wildlife requests that the hunter please call the phone number posted on the cooler, so that the deer is transported for processing in a timely manner.

Successful hunters may also take their deer directly to any of these participating private butcher shops found throughout the state:


 New Castle County

Dutch Neck Deer Butchering                           Marks Butcher Shop

1210 Dutch Neck Road                                    7296 Grantham Lane (River Road Ind. Park)

Middletown, DE 19709                                  New Castle, DE 19720

302-562-3651 3                                                  02-229-0897

Townsend Deer Butchering                                 Cedar Hill Custom Deer Cutting

1300 Dexter Corner Road                                   738 Paddock Road

Townsend, DE 19734                                         Smyrna, DE 19977

302-378-3268                                                       302-272-8916
Kent County
Miller’s Butcher Shop                                                 D&J Custom Cutting
577 Morgans Choice Road                                          89 Myers Drive
Wyoming, DE 19934                                                Hartly, DE 19953
302-697-8278                                                          302-492-0323
Sussex County
Johnson’s Custom Cutting                                           Dave’s Cut ‘Em Up
21404 Burton Road                                                     6854 Delmar Road
Milton, DE 19968                                                   Delmar, DE 19940
302-684-1790                                                       302-381-7257
Mark’s Meats & More
24910 Hollyville Road
Millsboro, DE 19966
 DNREC-maintained coolers for donated deer are located at:
New Castle County
Augustine Wildlife Area, Port Penn
Kent County
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area, Smyrna
Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, Viola
Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Office, Milford
Sussex County
Assawoman Wildlife Area, Frankford
Gumboro Community Center, Millsboro
Redden State Forest Headquarters, Georgetown
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
 Any deer dropped off at a cooler must be field dressed and registered, with the registration number written on the field tag attached to the animal. The number on the field tag will allow the Division to verify that a deer has been registered. NOTE: All deer taken in Delaware must be registered online at or by calling toll-free 1-855-DEL-HUNT (1-855-335-4868).

DNREC Press release

Delaware State Parks offer autumn hayrides

DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Seven Delaware state parks are offering scenic and holiday-themed hayrides this fall. The rides are designed for families and children of all ages or any group looking for a fun get-together. Visitors can find hayrides at Bellevue, Brandywine Creek, Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond, Trap Pond and White Clay Creek State Parks

Hayrides accommodate 30 to 40 people and are priced $4 - $6 for adults and $2 - $3 for children 12 and under. In addition to their regular Autumn Hayrides, Bellevue and Brandywine Creek State Parks in Wilmington will also offer Halloween and Haunted Hayrides during which children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

 These hayrides offer a great opportunity for riders to get a view of the beautiful fall foliage in the crisp autumn air. Families are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy around a campfire after the hayride. Skewers for roasting marshmallows will be provided.

Private group hayrides are available at all seven parks and special pricing is available. Groups may also bring refreshments to enjoy around a campfire after their ride. Participants are encouraged to bundle up for the cool weather. More information about hayrides, private group rides and the parks’ individual schedules can be found at For private hayride reservations, groups should contact the Nature Center at the park where they wish to have their ride:

Bellevue State Park – 302-793-3046

Brandywine Creek State Park – 302-655-5740

Cape Henlopen State Park – 302-645-6852

Killens Pond State Park – 302- 284-4299

Lums Pond State Park – 302-368-6989

Trap Pond State Park – 302-875-5163

White Clay Creek State Park – 302-368-6560