Friday, April 11, 2014

Delmar Fresh Produce Market

I see in the building north of town on Bi-state Blvd a produce market has opened.  As you may recall the building had been a liquor store for a long time, then a Thrift store for a short time.

I stopped by and it has a wide selection of produce plus a lot of ethnic Turkish can goods.  I purchased some items and am waiting to see what it does when the local produce comes on.

 Great hours

The Lecates/Chris Mills Building

Back four years ago when my house burnt I had to have someone come in and board it up so kids and vandals wouldn't sleep in it or enter it.  I was told it was a town ordinance requiring me to board it up.  It cost me about a thousand dollars for a plywood wall to built to cover the open part of the house and the windows boarded up.  Yet the Lecates building is just left open for whoever to enter and cause mischief or potential harm to passerbyers on the street.  I sent an email to the town asking why Chris Mills could get away with this when other people could not and of course received no reply. 

Walnut Street

Well they are finally starting to pave Walnut Street, does that mean they are finishing up or just toying with everyone?

Sussex County Genealogical Society

Barbara Paulish, regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Millsboro, will speak about the DAR and how to access and use its databases at the April general meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society. The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.

An often-overlooked resource, the databases available at the DAR are extensive. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The organization is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

The DAR recently announced that the Genealogical Research System, a combination of several extensive genealogical databases, is now available online. The DAR Genealogical Research System is a free resource provided by the DAR to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provides access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

The public is welcome to attend the April 19 meeting. For more information go to or contact Sheryl Schulte at

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Delmarva African American History

While searching the web for Delmar references I noticed the website Delmarva African American History  The website is interesting altho it does more referencing other peoples blogs and website than doing research on it own.  The blog had mentioned my post on Camp Somerset  is how come it came up on my radar. 

The Laurel School Demolition

For those who are interested there is suppose to be a meeting tonight at the 1921 Laurel School about the demolition of that school.  The meeting is at 7 PM. 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Delmar Delaware Mayor and Council Meeting Monday Night

Carl Anderton To Speak At LDGS


The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present


Mr. Anderton  will speak on researching his family tree.  Mr. Anderton is Mayor of Delmar Maryland, President of the Maryland Municipal League, and candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates 38b. He will give us a unique perspective of someone who holds a job, has a family, has numerous evening activities and who attempts to research his family tree.  Mr. Anderton hails from the Westover Maryland area and has lived in Delmar for a number of years.   He will speak on the Anderton, Figgs, Dryden, White, Stant and Hearne families.

This event is open to the public and is free.


Wednesday night at 7 PM April 23rd at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Powell Street Unit #190