Friday, March 27, 2015

Some Friday Comments

Rain will it never end?  My yard is a mud hole.

I stopped by Mason Dixon Auction today to look at what is for sale tonight.  As you know he lets people preview the items starting at noon, auction starts at 4 PM and furniture is sold at 9:30.  There is this really large bell there tonight which looks interesting.

Their website is at
http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2329089.html

As everyone in town has noticed the Boulevard Beer/ Cheers convenience store has a name change to Corner Market.
When the weather permits, I have been leaning toward walking the railroad tracks for my morning walks
work has been going at the water wells
Well 3A is be worked on
Well 3A is 143 feet deep, which puts it in the Columbia aquifer. This well can draw 750 GPM. 
You may remember it from this post I did in 2007 on the water plant http://delmardustpan.blogspot.com/2007/09/delmar-water-treatment-plant.html

We are currently using Well 2A which is 205 feet deep which puts it in the Manokin Aquifer. It can pump 1,000 GPM.

I see where Gordy's Pub ( GP of Seaford, LLC) has applied for a taproom and Sunday license.  If anyone wants to object, and I don't know why you would since they have been there a while now, you can file your protest with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner.

Delmar Spring Cleanup


Little League Parade April 11th


Tomorrow - Maybe - Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

UPDATE
Yes the Easter Egg hunt did occur and below are the winners.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sign Up For Work

May 16, 2015-9:00 am. Delmar Citizen Participation Day. Project:- Delmar Historic Building Renovation. Scrape building of flaking paint in preparation for painting contractor. The purpose is to renovate the building to house Delmar Historic Museum and to hold community based civic organization meetings. Contact the Clerk at Town Hall to sign up. Interested parties (18 years and older) are requested to provide your contact information on the sign-up sheet.

Delmar planning and Zoing Tomorrow Night


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today 70 Years Ago The Rhine River Was Crossed

Crossing the Rhine 24 -31 March 1945: C-47 transport planes release hundreds of paratroops and their supplies over the Rees-Wesel area to the east of the Rhine. This was the greatest airborne operation of the war. Some 40,000 paratroops were dropped by 1,500 troop-carrying planes and gliders


US Glider troops after landing near Wesel

32d Troop Carrier Squadron Douglas C-47Ataking off from Poix Airfield (B-44) France, during Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945
Men of the 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine in Buffaloes at Wesel

Handley Page Halifaxes and Short Stirlings tow Airspeed Horsa gliders over the French countryside shortly after crossing the English Channel, en route to the landing zones east of the River Rhine


"I drew an assault boat to cross in-just my luck. We all tried to crawl under each other because the lead was flying around like hail."Crossing the Rhine under enemy fire at Saint Goar, March 1945. Army

Today, 70 years ago the Rhine river was crossed near Xanten in Germany. The attack consisted of an Airborne assault (Varistiy) and a Amphibious assault (Plunder). Two Divisions of Airborne troops and four infantry divisions were used in the initial assault.  Operations Varsity was a joint American, British and Canadian airborne operation, it involved more than 16,000 paratroopers of the British 6th Airborne division and the American 17th Airborne. They were flown in by several thousand aircraft,Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine by the British 2nd Army (The 51st Highland Division and the 15th Scottish Division) and the US Ninth Army (30th and 79th Division it was the largest airborne operation in history to be conducted on a single day and in one location.