Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Food safety certification course offered
DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
and UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
March 3, 2014
Food safety certification course offered to
potential on-farm food entrepreneurs
DOVER – Agricultural entrepreneurs who want to
produce certain foods in their on-farm kitchens can receive food safety training
and become certified under Delaware law at an upcoming workshop jointly
sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware
Department of Agriculture.
The eight-hour program presented by Dr. Sue
Snider of the University of Delaware will take place March 29 at the Department
of Agriculture offices near Camden, 2320 South DuPont Highway. The class will
be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants should arrive by 7:45 for registration and
bring a bagged lunch.
Participants will learn how to identify
potentially hazardous and non-potentially hazardous foods; understand foodborne
pathogens and ways to control them; reduce the risk of foodborne illness;
evaluate their plan for controlling potential microbial problems; and understand
state regulations on farm-produced, non-potentially hazardous food items.
Those items include such things as baked breads,
cakes, muffins, cookies, non-chocolate candy, jellies, jams, preserves,
marmalades, fruit butters, fruit pies, herbs in vinegar, honey and herb
mixtures, dried fruit and vegetables, spices or herbs, maple syrup, sorghum,
popcorn, caramel corn, peanut brittle and roasted nuts.
The training, certification and inspections of
farm kitchens are required under Delaware regulations adopted in 2006, and apply
to farmers who wish to process non-potentially hazardous foods in their on-farm
home kitchens for sale to the public at DDA-listed farmers’ markets, on their
farm or at a roadside stand on or near their farm. On-farm kitchens will be
inspected by appointment after participants complete the training and pass a
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Monday, March 03, 2014
First Snow Of March
The Awe of a Winter Wonderland is beginning to grow thin
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Monday Night The Delmar Delaware Mayor and Council meeting
UPdate: Meeting Cancelled due to weather To be rescheduled later
Sussex County Press Release
the forecasted major winter storm, all Sussex County government offices will be
closed Monday, March 3.
Major winter storm could bring foot of snow, thin coat
of ice to Sussex County
Heavy snow, 15-25 mph winds,
bitter temperatures expected throughout and after event
1200 Hours, Sunday
March 2, 2014
Sussex County is bracing for
potentially its biggest bout of winter weather so far this year, as a major,
late-season storm is forecast to bring a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet to
the region late this evening before transitioning overnight to all snow, which
could measure a foot when all is said and done.
While temperatures today could push
into the upper 50s, an approaching cold front will usher in much colder air,
while a storm that drenched parts of the West Coast last week will sweep in to
provide the moisture ingredient for a largely snow event. A winter storm warning
is in effect for Sussex County until 6 p.m. Monday, March 3.
National Weather Service
forecasters predict heavy snowfall rates, with accumulations ranging anywhere
from 6 to 14 inches, depending on location, across Sussex County. Meantime,
gusty winds up to 30 mph, particularly along the coast, and some minor flooding
are possible. Unseasonably cold temperatures, with daytime highs in the upper
20s and overnight lows in the single digits, will make it feel like spring is
well more than three weeks away.
“As much as we would all like to
put this winter behind us, Mother Nature apparently isn’t finished just yet. And
based on the forecast, it looks like the best – or worst, as it were – may have
been saved for the last act,” said Sussex County Emergency Operations Center
Director Joseph Thomas. “The public should closely monitor this developing
situation, and use the time today to make any last-minute preparations for their
properties and their families.”
Basic household supplies to have on
hand include extra food and water, first-aid supplies, flashlights and
batteries, a battery-powered weather radio, extra prescription medicines, baby
items, an emergency heat source and sufficient heating fuel. While travel during
the storm and immediately afterward is strongly discouraged, motorists should be
prepared with certain essentials, including ice scrapers, blankets, sand or cat
litter, de-icer, flashlights and batteries, mobile telephones, high-calorie
non-perishable food and water, and a full tank of gas.
The Sussex County EOC continues to
monitor forecasts and is working closely with other local and state governmental
agencies. EOC staff is on standby, and further updates will be issued, as
For the latest on road closures,
visit the Delaware Department of Transportation website at www.deldot.gov. To view a map of power outages,
visit Delmarva Power at www.delmarva.com and the Delaware Electric
Cooperative at www.delaware.coop.
For updates on the storm or any
emergency response, stay tuned to local media outlets, and be sure to follow the
Saturday, March 01, 2014
EPA To Test Water In Delmar
You may see around Delmar, in the next few days, these notices. Tetrachloroethene in a very low level was detected in a test bore well. The State of Delaware notified the federal government which in turn created these notices and the test that will be done in the future.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nero Apartments For Sale Again
I see the old Nero Apartments are back up for sale again http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/102-N-Pennsylvania-Ave-Delmar-DE-19940/2108600263_zpid/
This time the price is $320,000. The owner(s) have put considerable improvements to the place, but regardless what was done it is still an old wooden building built between 1905 and 1920. Originally called Hasting store it faced on Grove Street. Sometime in the early 1940's it was turned to face Pennsylvania Ave. and the railroad tracks. Gary Horseman and his father helped make it into apartments and you know how old Gary is so the place must be old. Being next to the railroad tracks the currents residents must well be aware of the train that rolls thru between 3 and 4 AM.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Store Change At State Line Plaza
It looks like "The Mustard Seed" is out and "The Weed Patch Country Shoppe" is in.
Planning and Zoning Meeting Tonight
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Walker-Cutler American Legion Post 42
American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s
organization. It was formed by the
veterans of World War One. The American
Legion is organized by departments ( currently 55 departments, one for each
state, plus District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the
Philippines) and within those departments are Posts. Today there are over 2.4 million members and
At one time in Delmar, Delaware there were two American Legion
Posts. The better known one was the Glenn
Rayne Post #15 at 104 North Second Street.
The Glenn Rayne post received it’s charter from the Delaware department
of the American Legion on March 20th, 1935. It was named after Glenn Rayne who originally
was born in Berlin Maryland but was living in Delmar Maryland when he enlisted
in the Army. He had the misfortune to be
sent to Camp Mead Maryland where he contracted Broncho Pneumonia and died on October
1 1918, just four weeks after being married.
The other American Legion post was Walker-Cutler Post #42. Walker-Cutler Post #42 was formed in
1960. It was considered the Black Delmar
American Legion and the Glenn Rayne Post 15 was considered the White American Legion. Even in 1960 I do not believe the American
Legion had a policy on segregation.
Since these veteran organizations were mainly social organizations they
were formed with members who felt comfortable with one another in a social
Little information is known about the Walker-Cutler Post #42. It has been only recently I have acquired a
few more bits of information about it that would allow some type of blog post
to be made. Part of the lack of
information is because the post had a short life span (five years). In summary Walker-Cutler Post 42 had a history that went from; 1960 filed for temporary
application for post of the American legion, In 1961 granted permanent charter
for post, in 1965 the charter was cancelled.
In 1960 the application for a Post in Delmar Delaware of the
American Legion was filed. The Post was
called Walker-Cutler Post 42. Who Walker
– Cutler were is not known at present.
The American Legion requires that a post not be named after anyone
living so these two people we know had died before 1960. No doubt they were men who at one time were in
the military and from the local area. The
post 42 part, I am sure was assigned by the Delaware department of the American
In this initial application fifteen names are given as the
minimum membership number. Henry R. West
gave his address of RD#1, Delmar, Md as the address to use to send the charter
to. The people listed as members had to
subscribe to the American legion requirement of the time; Article IV, Section
1. “Any person shall be eligible for membership in the American Legion who was
a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the
United States and assigned to active duty at some time during either of the following
periods. April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918; December 7, 1941 to September 2,
1945; June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953;..”
Those initial members were; Wilton J. Wailes, Herbert J.
Smith, Rothert C. Blunt, Othar L. Roberts, Randolph G. Reed, Edward Marshall,
William Howard Hearn, Emerson C. Holloway, Randolph A. Hotten, Samuel Bynum,
Sr., William S. Carter, William L. Shreaves, Henry Roosevel West, James Catha
Gunter, and Clifton Moore.
In 1961 Post 42 applied for a Permanent Charter. In the application it said the post had 22 paid-up members and it had a possible 50
ex-service members to draw from. The
address given was #12 Hitchens Street(West Grove St today) Delmar Delaware, which it stated was rented
but they had raised $150 for a building fund.
It also stated “Since its organization, the post has held a dance and a
raffle. Proceeds (Net) have amounted to
about $400.00. Post also had Easter egg Hunt, sponsored Americanism program and
flag etiquette in local elementary school.
Post also participated in “Back to GOD Movement” in local church on March
12, 1961. “
The post officers were; Commander – Henry R. West,
Vice-Commander – Clifton Moore, Adjutant- Rothert C. Blunt, Finance Officer –
Grayson E. Kenney, Chaplin – Samuel Bynum, Sr, Sergeant-at-Arms – Edward Marshall,
Historian – William S. Carter, and Service Officer – Emerson C. Holloway.
In May of 1961, The post gave notice in the local paper (Bi-State
Weekly) that it intended to file for a license to sell alcoholic liquor in its
club to members only. It also mentioned
the club house was a house at Park Street across from the railroad
By 1965 the Department of Delaware American Legion had
cancelled Post 42’s charter. It is not
known why the charter was cancelled.
So there is a little bit of Delmar History. There is still a great deal to learn about
Walker-Cutler Post 42 in Delmar Delaware but now we have the beginning for
accumulating addition information.
Altho I have known about this American Legion post for a few
years I had not been able to find any definite information about it. I finally
contacted Richard J. Santos Adjutant Department of Delaware, American Legion
who did not have any information on Post 42, but instead of blowing me off as
others have done in the past, he contacted Howard Trace and Lynda Lydick of the
American Legion who looked into their archives and found the initial application
for charter and the application for permanent charter and scanned them for me. Thank You Richard Santos, Howard Trace and
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Garden Diary
They say March is the month that weather changes constantly but I tend to think February is more of a month that the weather changes each year. I keep a garden dairy/journal of what is blooming in the yard and garden, what I plant, general weather conditions etc. It is not a diary that has every day entries unless it is in the spring when everything is growing. I was making some notes in it today about what has emerged from the ground and how cold it was. I noticed two entries for February 6th; one was in 2008 that mentioned the temperature was in the low 70's, and the other was in 2010 which mentions we had 24 inches of snow on the ground. Altho February tends to be constant in the year under observation when you look at the conditions from year to year, February is a month that changes greatly. Spring is coming - time to clean up and sharpen those garden tools.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If DelDot Runs Over Your Mailbox With A Snowplow
From DelDot http://blogs.deldot.gov/
DelDOT takes every reasonable precaution to minimize or prevent any damage to public or private property during any of its operations. However, if your property was damaged, please call 1-(800) 652-5600.
Something For The Delmar Police Commission To attend
Attorney General Beau Biden is launching a free service to improve awareness of,
and compliance with, Delaware's open government laws.
"Freedom of Information Act Roadshow" presentations will be
conducted by a Deputy Attorney General with expertise in the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA). The events are intended
to educate the public, government officials and government employees about their
rights and responsibilities under the law. Sessions will cover a wide range of
FOIA topics and include a question-and-answer period.
attorney general's office will conduct the presentations for county and
municipal governments as well as other public bodies and interested
you would like a FOIA Roadshow presentation made to your governmental body or
group, send an email to: OpenGovernment@state.de.us
Red Sunrise This Morning
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning;Red sky at night, sailors' delight
Monday, February 10, 2014
Delmar Police Commission Tonight At 6 PM - Cancelled Will Not be Rescheduled this Month
Mayor and Commissioners For Delmar MD Meets Tonight
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Two Short Sentences
Here is another one of those Emails things that everyone sends you
two, short sentences tell you a lot about our government and our culture:
are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few
lunatics. Funny how that works.
here's another one worth considering.
Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare running out of money? What's interesting
is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
A Good Ideal
Last night at the Delmar Utility Commission meeting we were discussing the recent freezing weather and how many people will let a faucet drip during the cold weather to avoid frozen pipes. Dr. Lori Dewald, a utility Commission member, said; instead of letting it drip down the drain she would put an empty container under the drip and use the water caught in the container to water her house plants. Lori is a clever child and this is a practical example of not wasting water and at the same time saving your water pipes from freezing.
Monday, February 03, 2014
North Wood Nonsense
Prepping For Spring Gardening
The Sussex County Master Gardeners over at the extension office on Route 9 have a few courses they are offering. You don't have to live in Delaware to attend them.
Wednesday, February 12, 7 p.m., Blue Birds and Songbirds of Delmarva.
Master Gardener Bob Dougherty will present.
Learn the secrets of attracting bluebirds and other songbirds to your backyard. Dougherty will also give a brief introduction to the many types of bluebird box designs and setting up a neighborhood bluebird trail. There will also be an open discussion on the diet and needs of your neighborhood birds.
- Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m., Landscape Design for Your Home. Master Gardener Wendy Ferrante will host.
Bring a photo of your landscaping problems to this class and we will discuss what can done to improve your home’s curbside appeal. You will learn now to graph out your own design and do research in order to complete your landscape at home. What not to put in, where to put what you want in, where, when and how to maintain your plantings, how to research your desires and execute your plan.
- Tuesday, March 4, 1 p.m., Edible Landscaping. Have your ‘Scape and Eat it, Too. Master Gardener Gaye Mara will present this workshop on kitchen gardens.
Don’t hide your kitchen garden away in a back corner of your property. Home-grown produce can be as beautiful as it is delicious! This workshop seeks to inform and inspire your next edible gardening project with planning and planting tips; top recommended plants for beauty, flavor, and vigor; and photo examples of attractive kitchen gardens both large and small
- Thursday, March 20 at noon, Get the Jump on Spring. A workshop on propagation presented by Master Gardeners Tracy Mulveny and Susan Trone.
This workshop will offer techniques for starting seeds and cuttings using traditional and repurposed materials to get you a supply of new plants for your garden.
The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online
or contact Tammy Schirmer
at 302-856-2585, ext 544.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Monday Night At 7 PM Delmar DE Council Meeting
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Back Once Again
Over the past 20 years there has been a problem with the power lines that feed off a transformer behind my house. About 4 times a year, usually during or shortly after a storm, they come out and reset it and some times replace the transformer. Two days ago they again returned only this time there were three trucks driving around the neighborhood looking at the lines and watching the guy in the bucket work. Next storm I am sure they will be back again.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The Palm Scan
As you become older the most frequently occurring social events in your life are visits to Doctor(s), Lab Work, the Hospital and an occasional highpoint of a funeral. A couple of days ago I had to have Lab work done and after supplying those people with insurance cards, driver license, and a good part of my life history (which they already had in their computer) they wanted me to do a palm scan. The scanner is a small block of plastic you put your palm over and it takes a high resolution infrared photo of the vein pattern just under the skin. The person taking the scan assured me it would just be used in the hospital computers and no where else (right). She said should I come into the hospital unconscious now they can take another palm scan to ID me (assuming my right hand isn't cut off) and get me the right treatment. More Bull Shit. Indeed it is the mark of the beast;
If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives his mark on the forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb
The Town Council SRO discussion
The minutes of November and December 2013 Mayor and Council meeting have been posted on the town website. On my sidebar is the link to the Town Of Delmar and if you click on their "meeting minutes link" it will take you to a selection of Commissions and Council minutes. Which makes these minutes interesting is the SRO (School cop) for the school discussion is in them. It also show that Dr, Ring runs the show in this town.
Another Hyphenated American Month Is About To Begin
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Cooper, Delaware State Parks, 302-227 2800;
or Beth Shockley, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
dunes in state parks are closed to sledding, snowboarding
REHOBOTH BEACH (Jan. 28, 2014) –
several snow storms under our belts and more to come, DNREC’s Division of Parks
and Recreation is asking the public to help protect the dunes in Delaware’s
ocean parks by reminding residents and visitors that dunes should not be used
for sledding or snowboarding.
Dunes contain fragile habitat and provide
protection for the beaches and the communities that border them. Recent storms
have already caused some damage this winter.
Except for marked
crossings, dunes are closed year-round to pedestrian traffic and activities in
Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore state parks
Pre-Valentine Day Message
Altho I have problems with State Farm at Delmar Commons I will give them points for the creativity they have in keeping their office decorated.
Another 12 degree winter wonderland greeted us this morning. The town public works employees were out about 4 AM or so plowing the streets. I broke down and paid two guys to shovel my sidewalks, it was cheaper than a heartattack.
Monday, January 27, 2014
, a subsidiary of Carlson Industries
recently took occupancy of a newly built 8,000 SF building in Delmar, DE. It is located on Route 13 north of Delmar adjacent to the FurnitureLand Distribution Center. Mid-Atlantic Fasteners is pleased to be able to broaden their service by offering a regional location for their customers across Delmarva. They were previously located in the Northwood Industrial Park in Salisbury, MD.
Founded in 1949, Mid-Atlantic Fasteners is one of the leading companies that provides a range of products for the industrial and construction industries. The company provides a range of products that include pneumatic and cordless nailers, screw systems, pneumatic staplers, nails, staples, screws, bolts, nuts and washers, generators, and air compressors and accessories. It offers additional products, such as framing hardware, power tools, saw blades, drill bits, adhesives, caulk guns and foam tools. Mid-Atlantic Fasteners also provides ladders, safety supplies, bags, belts, levels and hand tools. The company offers interior packaging, carton marking, strapping, tying, palletizing, unitizing and stretch wrapping solutions. It also provides installation and repair services. Mid-Atlantic Fasteners maintains more than 20 locations in the East coast. The company is a part of Carlson Holdings/Systems.
Carlson Systems is a leading distributor of the most recognized brands of
construction and packaging machines, tools and supplies in the industry. The company has
evolved over the past 66 years to encompass over 60 locations in the United
States and Mexico.
This success story had its humble beginning in Omaha, Nebraska, when in 1947,
Carl and Julia Carlson founded Carlson Stapler and Supply with nothing more than
a $350 cash investment, a used file cabinet, and their own enthusiasm.
In the decades that followed, the company added to its product line and
expanded its territory throughout the Midwest, eventually adding southwestern
locations as well. The company name was simplified to Carlson Systems, but kept the familiar CSS logo
and the founders© philosophy to provide the highest quality products along with
outstanding service and support to our customers.
In 2006, Carlson Systems was joined by Mid-Atlantic Fasteners. Sharing a similar
beginning, Mid-Atlantic Fasteners was established out of a garage in Baltimore,
MD just after World War II as a Duo-Fast distributor. Most of their early
customers were upholstery shops, furniture manufacturers and millwork companies.
Primarily serving the mid-Atlantic region of the east coast, the business grew
over the years and began selling competitive lines, which allowed them to expand
into new markets with new customers.
Another acquisition occurred in 2013 with the addition of Western Tool Supply Company. Western Tool
Supply was founded in 1982, with its headquarters in Salem, Oregon. The addition
of Western Tool Supply expanded Carlson System©s presence in the northwestern
U.S. The companies were a good fit because, like Carlson Systems, Western Tool
Supply had a strong devotion to customer satisfaction through breadth of
product, product expertise, great order fulfillment, with the added benefit of
tool and equipment repair service.
Friday, January 24, 2014
I have been away most of this week house sitting for my daughter who was away in NYC, so I got to watch it snow in Ellicott City instead of Delmar. Either place the snow did not seem to be that great, I guess somewhere someone enjoyed the snow and cold.
You've Got To Love The guy
It would come as no surprise that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news again. My brother, Alan, and I went thru his tent jail in 2007(touring, not imprisoned ) much of what you have read is true and some isn't true for our visit there go here; http://delmardustpan.blogspot.com/2007/01/tent-jail-phoenix-arizona.html
The recent news however is he is putting prisoners on bread and water.
-- A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells.
The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio.
For their alleged unpatriotic acts, the sheriff said Thursday, they'll survive on bread and water for seven days.
"These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells," Arpaio said. "Tearing them, writing on them, stepping on them, throwing them in the toilet, trash or wherever they feel. It's a disgrace ... this is government property that they are destroying, and we will take action against those who act this way."
Judge says Sheriff Arpaio was profiling
Joe Arpaio: I will not be intimidated
The flags are part of a push for patriotism in county jail cells that includes listening to the "Star-Spangled Banner" every morning and "God Bless America" every night over the intercom system.
Arpaio implemented the American flag jailhouse initiative in November.
At the time, he announced a push to hire more veterans
, saying his office employs more than 600 men and women who have served in the military. He manages about 8,000 inmates.
"Sheriff Arpaio is a Korean War veteran and a big patriot," said Chrisopher Hegstrom, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
Arpaio's tough, headline-grabbing punishments have earned him diehard supporters and fiery opponents along the way.
He's issued pink underwear to the men detained in the county's jails and said he is saving taxpayers money by removing salt and pepper from prison meals.
This month, the county announced that his racial and ethnic profiling will cost it at least $22 million. A court ruled in May that his office routinely profiled Latinos during traffic and immigration patrols.
His office has a history of targeting vehicles with occupants of Latino heritage, scrutinizing them more strictly and detaining them more often, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled.
Arpaio has denied any discrimination or civil rights violations, and is appealing the decision.
He was elected to his sixth term as sheriff for the Phoenix area in November 2012.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Planning and Zoning Commission Mets Tonight