Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Upcoming Events and Random Thoughts

I watched the Democrat debate last night and listening to the news commentators this morning obviously I watched a different debate then they did.  I thought the old Jew Socialist Bernie Sanders lead the pack.  Senator Webb talked about the real problems that are going on now and the problem China will be and is now.  He did manage to shoot his self in the foot before it ended.  Hillary acted her usual conceited self and Bernie rescued her on the email problem.   The other two didn't seem to know they were in a debate.
Horse Riders were wandering around town yesterday.  When I was Councilman in 1984 the Town of Delmar still had an ordinance not permitting horses in town on Friday night.  It has since been removed

Halloween in Delmar is on October 31st after 6 pm done with at 8 Pm children 12 and under
Homecoming day and Parade is on October 24th at 11 AM

Guns and Knives you can never have too many.  In this weeks Sussex Guide there were 23 public announcements of people intending to file for a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

Willey Knives in Greenwood will have their fall open house on Saturday October 24th from 9 AM to 2 pm.  You can meet Lori Buck, owner of Buck knives.

October 17 and 18th a gun show at Nur temple in Wilmington De.  I have been to a couple of them there they are usually small but maybe this year it will be bigger.


Come little children, I’ll take thee away, into a land of enchantment.“ Hocus Pocus (1993)
Yes it is that time again for Halloween movies; Hocus Pocus certainly is one of the best, followed up by The Addams Family, and Beetlejuice, plus The Nightmare Before Christmas which you can watch all the way up to Christmas.


Job Opening: Manager, Eastern Shore Program

Future Harvest CASA is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and visionary manager to build and operate our brand new Eastern Shore Program. 
About Us:
Since 1998, Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (FHCASA) has been providing education, networking, and advocacy to build a sustainable Chesapeake Foodshed from farm and fishery to table. One of its core programs is the Foodshed Field School, which offers peer-to-peer and expert-led education programming on growing and sourcing locally and sustainably produced food and fiber in the Chesapeake region. The school consists of our annual conference, year-long Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP), and about 20 farmer and consumer field education programs around the region.
FHCASA operates in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC – but its programming is largely focused in central Maryland and around the Chesapeake Bay. Future Harvest CASA – Eastern Shore is our first office outside of central Maryland. It represents the organization’s goal to provide our education services to small- and mid-scale producers in this vital region of our mission area, and to step up supply and demand of locally and sustainably grown table food grown there.
About the Job:
In the first year, the manager will be laying the groundwork for FHCASA’s work on the Eastern Shore. This will involve:
•    assessing the region’s agricultural landscape -- who is growing what, and where and how
•    assessing production training and education needs of small- to mid-scale producers as well as buyers and individuals interested in sourcing more locally and sustainable grown food
•    learning from producers and other partners about obstacles to growing and selling locally, and in ways that protect land, water and build communities
•    developing a three-year strategic plan for our Eastern Shore work and designing and implementing training and education programs around the assessments, including an expansion of our year-long Beginner Farmer Training Program and starting a public discussion series about agriculture and land and water stewardship. Subsequent years’ work will follow this plan.

About You:
You are passionate about farming and on-farm education focused on practices that protect land and water, build communities, and provide a real living for producers. You work well in a virtual team, are tech-savvy, and know your way around the Eastern Shore food and farming community (in fact, you live on or are willing to relocate to the Eastern Shore). Finally, you are a tireless advocate for sustainable agriculture, but you’re also a pragmatist who can translate vision into doable project design and implementation and build strong relationships with partners and the farming community.
Required Qualifications: 
•    Minimum of two years’ work experience in food and farming systems and sustainable agriculture in the non-profit, government, or farming sectors; specific knowledge of the Eastern Shore food and farming community – is a big plus.
•    Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, agriculture, or related field;
•    Demonstrated experience in needs assessments and project design and evaluation;
•    Training in small event planning key (the manager will be responsible for successful field event planning and execution, which involves relationship building over the phone and in person); marketing and communications experience a plus;
•    Experience with, and demonstrated ability in, easily working with diverse stakeholders in the regional food economy – from farmers and fishers to retailers, wholesalers, chefs, and consumers;
•    Demonstrated superlative organizational skills to plan and execute about field educational programs per year, which includes parts of the annual conference;
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a team, both internal and external, to create and strategically implement a vision for the Eastern Shore program, step-by-step;
•    Fundraising experience a plus;
•    Some exposure/experience with program evaluation via surveys, establishing metrics, and other analytical and evaluative systems;
•    Demonstrated ability to easily pick up and master a variety of online tools for promoting and running the program; we are a virtual team and want to automate systems to keep our overhead low. Important applications: Excel, Word, Drupal, event registrations. InDesign, Photoshop, plus graphic design and/or photography experience a plus;
•    Managing volunteers or staff a plus;
•    Demonstrated ability to use traditional and new online communications platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. Experience with Drupal or other web content systems a plus;
•    A car for frequent travel, smartphone with unlimited data plan, laptop computer with adequate memory for InDesign and other large applications.
Submit résumé, two writing samples, and three references to Shannon Varley at Deadline: November 20, 2015. Salary $43,500, with a variable lump-sum end-of-year stipend to partially cover health insurance and other work-related costs.

The State of Delaware has two auctions going on
Open today Delaware surplus auction vehicles, Aluminum canoes, Oldtown canoes, Little Tike Plastic Play yard equipment

the other one is a really odd assortment of small items ranging from scooters and mini bikes to fishing equipment.

Sussex County Genealogical Society members come from all over Delaware and surrounding states. Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.

The next meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to discuss the orphan train which began in 1864 to populate the areas west of the East Coast to help with needed labor and other reasons. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, contact Bill Eubank at

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