Important information about what's going on around town!

Lulu M. Ross School collecting Campbell’s Labels

To kick off this year’s label collection drive, Lulu Ross Elementary School is asking parents, teachers, friends in the community to collect product labels that can be redeemed for free educational merchandise. You can help us to earn things such as computers, audio/visual equipment, sports equipment, reference books and musical instruments simply by collecting labels and sending them into the Lulu Ross Elementary School. We ask that you simply turn in the whole label and we will clip them for the school.

This year our goal is to collect at least 15,000 labels. You can view a full list of participating products at For more information on how to be a part of Lulu Ross Elementary School’s Label collection drive, call the school’s coordinator Alice Metzner at 422-6958. The 2008-2009 Label program runs until June 1, 2009. Our school is also collecting Box Tops for Education. These can be found on General Mills cereal, Pillsbury items. A full list of eligible products can be viewed at Each box top is worth 10 cents, which goes directly toward things for our students.

Milford High School Class of 1979

The Milford High School Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 30th Class Reunion and need your help. Class members Aileen Maloney and Rita Wells are looking for the addresses or e-mails of classmates to be able to send out reunion information. The reunion is scheduled for July 11, 2009. If you are interested in helping to plan or just want to catch up with old friends, contact Rita at 422-3904 or Aileen at 335-4548.

Milford High School Class of 1989

Milford High School’s class of 1989 will be holding their 20-year reunion on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Shawnee Country Club in Milford. Please contact Stacy (Kohel) Greenly-Teat at 422-2629 in order to update your contact information. We could still use additional help in planning for the reunion. 

Milford Senior High School Class of 1999 Reunion

We are currently searching for the Class of 1999 to plan for the 10-year reunion. Please e-mail your full name, address, e-mail and telephone number to Reunion date will be in November 2009; invitation to follow.

Volunteer for Hospice

Become part of a special team of volunteers providing hospice care for patients and their families. Add meaning and quality to someone else’s life. Call Odyssey HealthCare at 479-7500 for orientation times and dates for the following volunteer opportunities: patient companions, administrative, community outreach, project volunteers and volunteer trainers.

Bowers Beach Fire Co. News

The Bower’s Beach Fire Company will be selling raffle tickets for $5. The raffle prizes are a 47” Insignia LCD flat screen tv, a $250 gas card or $100 cash. For more information, please call Phil or Shirley at 335-4290 or email at

The Fire Company is also taking orders for subs and chili to be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 1.  Quarts of chili are $5 each and 12-inch subs are $6 each. Sub options are Italian, turkey, or ham and cheese. Delivery will be available for orders $30 or more. For advance orders, please call 335-4290 or e-mail

Meet George Washington’s Family

On Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m., Winterthur Museum presents “Meet George Washington’s Family.”  George Washington wasn’t just a general and a president. Students will learn more about him and other members of his household through examining reproductions of period possessions and clothing. This program is designed for grades three through five and space is limited, so sign up to reserve a seat! And remember, Lake Forest schools are closed that day, so children attending the program from this district won’t miss any school!

Trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre

The Georgetown AARP is sponsoring a trip to see “Felix & Oscar” at Rainbow Dinner Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 12. The cost per person for this trip is $68 and includes motorcoach transportation to and from Georgetown, lunch at Rainbow Dinner Theatre, reserved seating, and all applicable taxes and gratuities. The payment for the trip is due on Jan. 15. For more information, please call 856-2760.

New Faces of Shakespeare looking for... well... new faces!

New Faces of Shakespeare invites you to explore the vastness of human emotions through readings of the works of Shakespeare. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Possum Point Players Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown.  New Faces of Shakespeare specializes in an up-close and personal perusal of the “Bard’s” works, and fun according to several of its members.

This group requires no experience or knowledge of Shakespeare’s works - just curiosity and interest.  Each person takes one or more parts and act them out. The play and the parts are announced by email prior to each session. So come, be funny, be dramatic, join the New Faces of Shakespeare reading group to read aloud and discuss his works. All are welcome.  For additional information or to sign up, please  e-mail Beverly Smith at:

New members sought!

The Milford American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members to join our ever busy organization. If you have a husband, father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, son, daughter, brother or sister that are veterans, give us a call. We have many programs that will fit you. Some of the programs we offer are children and youth (we help out the youth organizations in our community), Americanism (we teach the children in the schools what Americanism is and what the flag stands for), Poppies, and Education to name a few. Our thoughts are that everyone has something to give and what everyone gives makes our organization a family. We also have room for new Junior members for girls from birth until they turn 18 with scholarship possibilities. We have some upcoming events in planning now so come join us and put in what you have to offer. Contact us at 265-2789 or 422-9789.

Grant guidelines and application forms now available

The Delaware Division of the Arts has released its Fiscal Year 2010 grant guidelines and applications for organizations presenting arts programs and activities between Sept. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31, 2010. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2009. Grant information and application forms are available on the Division’s website at

The Division’s grants support arts programming sponsored by Delaware nonprofit arts organizations, community-based organizations, and schools. In Fiscal Year 2009, the Division awarded grants to 84 organizations for presenting arts programs at a variety of arts venues including theaters, museums, and art centers, as well as community venues like libraries, schools, parks, and festivals. These arts programs bring a rich array of experiences to communities throughout the state. A history of the Division’s grant awards is available on its Web site.

In response to the economic downturn and anticipated reductions in grant allocations, modifications have been made to some Fiscal Year 2010 grant programs and application procedures. Additionally, funding in all grant categories is expected to be reduced significantly. Division staff is available to answer questions about program eligibility and assist organizations during the application process. A Division staff person can be reached by calling the main number at 577-8278 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DFGC offering scholarship to Delaware college students

The Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the most qualified individual for the academic year of 2009-2010.

This scholarship is available for junior, senior or graduate students currently enrolled in a Delaware college. College sophomores may make application for their junior year. Applicants must have a minimum of a B average and a major in agriculture education, horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology, plant science, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, wildlife science, habitat or forest/systems ecology, land management or other related/allied subjects.

Deadline for the application is March 1.

For more information, call Elva Davidson at 645-7677.

Bennie Smith Funeral Home establishes a scholarship

The Bennie Smith Funeral Home has established a scholarship program for high school seniors entering an accredited college or university.

The program will award $1000 each to ten 2009 graduating high school students in the Delmarva area of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia who plan to enroll in a post secondary liberal arts institution for the 2008-2009 academic year. The scholarship awards will be paid directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf. The deadline for applying is March 15.

Applications must provide proof of acceptance to the college of their choice and must be favorably recommended by their school principal or counselor and another individual unrelated to them. They, also, must demonstrate some indication of financial need.

For more information, call 800-296-8889, or visit a Smith Funeral Home for an application.