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Community Briefs 7/13/22 | Cape Gazette


Federal employees chapter welcomes new members
At its luncheon meetings over the past year, NARFE Chapter 1690 Coastal Sussex has hosted an array of speakers discussing topics that impact all federal employees, both active and retired. 

At one meeting, a Blue Cross representative discussed coordination of medical benefits for federal employees. Todd Lawson, Sussex County administrator, talked about the reassessment that will impact every county citizen.

As the chapter takes a break from luncheons during July and August, active federal employees continue their work, and retired employees serve as volunteers to support a variety of causes.

The chapter is ready to assist federal employees who need information or benefit assistance.  Active or retired federal employees living in Coastal Sussex are encouraged to join Chapter 1690.

To learn more, go to narfe.org/membership-who-can-join.

Paraprofessional educator scholarship applications due July 15
The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Education and Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for its new Paraprofessional Scholarship Program. The alliance will award $500 scholarships to selected Sussex County paraprofessionals who are currently working toward professional educator certification. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, July 15.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must identify as Black and/or African American, and must have completed some of the required coursework for teacher certification during the 2021-22 academic year. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of demonstrated commitment to racial justice and equity in education as well as their intention to pursue a teaching career in Sussex County.

The aim of the scholarship program is to promote a more diverse faculty in Sussex County schools. To request an application form or learn more, email sdarj.educmte@gmail.com.

Multiple myeloma support group to meet July 16
The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m., every third Saturday via Zoom. For the July 16 meeting Zoom link, email myelomaemailsue@gmail.com. To learn more, go to myeloma.org/delaware.

Songs of the Sea outdoor concert set July 16
The Overfalls Foundation and Groome Church in Lewes will help celebrate the area’s maritime heritage with Songs of the Sea, a free midsummer concert featuring singer/instrumentalist Charlie Zahm and fiddler Tad Marks at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Lewes Canalfront Park.

The evening will include a pass-the-hat effort to gather donations for Family Promise of Southern Delaware. This nonprofit group unites faith-based and other community groups to help prevent homelessness through financial aid, lodging and hospitality, and stabilization support for families with children in housing distress.

To learn more, go to familypromisesouthernde.org.

VBS at Indian Mission UMC July 16
Indian Mission United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 16, with the theme of Jonah and the Whale. Bible-based activities include games, arts and crafts, singing and snacks.The rain date is July 23. Indian Mission UMC is at 22701 Indian Mission Road, Harbeson. To learn more, call 410-808-4371.

Unitarian Universalists set service July 17
The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online and in-person service at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 17, with the topic Listening to Others, Listening to Ourselves. To register or access the livestream, go to uussd.org.

Estate-planning mistakes class set July 18  
The Delaware Money School will offer a free class, Eight Common Estate Planning Mistakes, at 6 p.m., Monday, July 18, at Lewes Public Library with instructors Deirdre O’Shea McCartney, Esq., and Robert Jeter. The class covers common estate-planning mistakes and how to avoid them. It will explore some common myths about estate planning and offer suggestions on how attendees can optimize their financial future and legacy for their own and their loved ones’ benefit. Having written, spoken and taught on the subject many times, the instructors break down a complex subject to understandable layman’s terms. Everyone should be aware of these mistakes and be able to consult with their attorney and financial advisor on a plan for their future to correct them. To register, go to dfli.org

Friends of Millsboro Library book sale set July 18-23
The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library book sale will open with a member preview sale from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 18, in the hut next to the library at 217 W State St., Millsboro.

Memberships will be available at the door for $5 for an individual or $10 for a family.

Since the beginning of May, Friends volunteers have been busy handling hundreds of books Sussex Countians have donated so they’re sorted, alphabetized and organized by subject. Patrons may browse favorite authors or hobbies, discover new interests, and perhaps find gifts. Most offerings are bookstore quality and very affordable. Paperbacks will sell for $1 and hardbacks for $2.

The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, July 19 to 22; and concludes with a bag day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday July 23, when shoppers can stuff a bag full of books for $5.

All profits are used to support various library enhancements, especially the children’s summer reading program.

First State Antique Tractor Club to meet July 19
The First State Antique Tractor Club’s regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, at the Greenwood VFW on the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. The annual show committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The club welcomes new members. For details, go to firststateantiquetractorclub.com or contact Maralene Givens, 302-228-2674 or maraleneg1@verizon.net.

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