Thursday, March 10, 2016

So True

Does Detroit Water Sound Better Than Flint Water?

Photo Brett Carlsen Getty Image

The once routine practice of getting a glass of water before a restaurant meal in Flint, Mich., is now fraught with apprehension, since lead pipes started leaching into the drinking water after officials switched to the highly corrosive Flint River as the city’s water supply.
The crisis over lead-contaminated water has touched every aspect of life in Flint, and for restaurants, it could not have come at a worse time. In the past few years, restaurants have been resurging, especially in downtown Flint. Now, they are trying to recoup lost business and convince leery customers that their water is safe.
Flint switched back to Lake Huron for its drinking water late last year. But despite the ongoing testing for lead, city and state officials say it’s time to go on the offense in regard to restaurants.

Personally I would go with Trump bottled water


Money stolen From PTA?

There seems to be a rumor or fact rolling around facebook that the Delmar elementary school PTA has had funds stolen from it.  Haven't talked to anyone or heard from any reliable news source that verifies it.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Miscellaneous Wednesday

Yes the warmer weather is bringing out people to bask in the sun
Looks like a glorious day but I will be spending it the same as I have spent each day this week in a doctor's office.  Maybe tomorrow.
The Delmar DE Board of Adjustment meeting that had been scheduled for March 15 has been rescheduled for March 22nd.  This is in regards to the proposed Homeless veteran home in an R-1 residential zoned district.  I understand they will continue to accept public comment at this meeting. 

The Delmar School Board has two people running for the one seat five year term.  One is the person who currently hold the seat Farrah Dawn Morelli.  The person running against her is Andrew M. Rementer.  Rementer is in the volunteer fire department, frankly I find fire department volunteers are so focus on the fire department they do not do that great when they hold a position elsewhere.
On April 26th, Delaware will have their election primary.  One of the Democratic people running for President, that you may have never heard of, is  Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente 
Rocky can best be described as the No Preference option, when Clinton is a no and Sanders is even more of a no there is Rocky De La Fuente to choose. 
And Yes he has filed in Delaware and is on the ballet.

Various taxpayer supported organizations, the town, school, etc are starting on their budgets for next year.  With an average income in Delmar Delaware of $38,000 a year the question I have is how much should you pay some one who should be working for you?  I understand the high school teacher average $57,000 a year, I don't know what the town employees receive but it seems to me you would keep the pay level at what the average person makes in Delmar, and if the Federal government has said people on social security will not receive a Cost of living allowance the people working for the tax payer support organizations should not receive a cost of living allowance. 

I think only old people will remember these holders.  Back in a more innocent time when criminal feared the law, you would put your tag registration card and maybe your insurance card in it and wrap it around the steering wheel column. That way it would be available should you be stopped by the police.  I attempted to explain this to my daughter but it was useless as she has no knowledge of when steering columns were exposed pipes. 
Speaking of history, George Chevallier passed away March 3rd.  I graduated WiHi with him and over the years our paths have passed.  In school he was collecting old coins and comic books.  he just keep collecting.  He lived and breathed history from collecting anything old to being President of the Wicomico Historical Society.  As I have said before it has been a rough first quarter of people I know dying off.

Baltimore 1941 not only are the prices unique but so is some of the food. Note the Victory Hotel rates on the left and the tattoo parlor on the right.

This is a painting by Frederic Remington, 1892  Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet into a Gun

Delmar Parks and Recreation is also looking


for volunteers to serve on the Parks & Rec.

Council who will assist with activities and

programs for the Parks throughout Town.

Those interested can contact Town Hall at

410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664. Those

interested will need to live within the Delmar

School District.

Town Hall Spring Closings

Friday, March 25, 2016- Good Friday

Monday, May 30, 2016-Memorial Day


The current leaders of the Iditarod are Dallas Seavey, Noah Burmeister and John Baker.  All three have left Ophir.  They are closing in on the half way mark and they are approaching their mandatory 24 hour rest period.
Dallas Seavey

 Sakura Beer Ad 1927


Members Needed !!


The Maryland Board of Zoning Appeals is

looking for 2 Delmar, MD residents who

have an interest in serving the Town by

volunteering their time and expertise. The

Board only meets when there is a need based

on Planning and Zoning’s recommendations.

When they do meet, it will be the last

Tuesday of the month. Those interested can

contact Town Hall at 410-896-2777 or 302-

846-2664. Volunteers need to be living

within the corporate limits of Delmar,


above The Levant c. 830 BCE  by Richard prins

The Kiwanis will have their Easter Egg Hunt at the Delmar High School Football field at 1 pm on March 19th

No ideal why some pocket knives are called vendetta knives, obviously this one has it on the blade.  The Corsican vendetta knife will usually have on the other side of the blade  "che la mia ferita sia mortale" (may the wound be fatal)

Monday, March 07, 2016

Iditarod - 2016

Hugh Neff, bib number 70, is in the lead today as he has left Rainy Pass

Hugh Neff, 47, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He says he loves the people and loves the area. He began mushing in 1995, and after reading “Iditarod Classics” by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in twenty-four 1,000 mile races since 2000, 14 Yukon Quests and 10 Iditarod’s. He won the Yukon Quest in 2012. He lists his occupation as public speaker and writer, which he’s been doing the last 15 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he “loves to make people smile.” Hugh says, “I love the Iditarod Trail and I love my dogs. I can’t wait to return to Nome!”

It is 36 degrees in Anchorage

This year there is additional concern over Drones; Cathy Cahill,  Director
of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Integration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, spoke to the Press about the possible interference of drone use on the trails or elsewhere. She explained that per FAA regulations, “drones are not allowed to fly over crowds and that video or
photos taken via unmanned aircraft are not to be disseminated without the permission of the subjects.”

CheckpointDistance from start
Campbell Airstrip 11
Finger Lake123
Rainy Pass153
White Mountain898