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HEALTH

Studies show dogs have positive effect

January 9th, 2020|Categories: HEALTH|

I know some people who have therapy dogs. Their claim is that it helps their mental health. We pediatricians sometimes get questions about pets.Some of my patients with ADHD requested notes for their landlord about having a dog. There is good evidence that caring for a dog leads to positive behavior in ADHD patients.We also know that contact with dogs in the first year of life is good. Infants with dogs in the house have fewer upper respiratory infections during that first year. They also have fewer ear infections.Cats offered some of that protection but not as much as dogs.The reasons for this are not clear. However, it appears [...]

CHURCH

Christian theater trip

January 17th, 2020|Categories: CHURCH|

The Bridgeville Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Christian theater Sight & Sound located at 300 Hartman Bridge Rd., in Ronks, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, March 18. The inspirational musical and biblical story “Queen Esther” is scheduled for a performance on a panoramic stage, with massive sets, special effects, and live animals. Transportation is provided by Jor-lin Tour & Charter with a stop for lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn that includes an all you can eat buffet. The bus will depart from the Food Lion store parking lot in Bridgeville, at 8:30 a.m., and return by 8 p.m. The cost of the trip, show, and meal is [...]

Events at St. Stephens UMC

January 17th, 2020|Categories: CHURCH|

The following events will be held at St. Stephen’s UMC located at 101 E. State St., Delmar, Del. Join us on Sundays for contemporary worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school for adults and kids at 10 a.m. and traditional worship and kids church at 11 a.m. For more information, call 302-846-9501 or visit www.ststephensumc.com. Spaghetti Dinner - St. Stephen’s UMC will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb.15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Camelot Hall. All-you-can-eat. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Desserts are $1 each. Carry-outs available. Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper, March 24, 4-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted. St. [...]

OBITS

Phyllis Ann (Smith) Merrill, 68

Phyllis Ann (Smith) Merrill passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Lincoln. She was born on Feb. 26, 1951, in Indiana and raised in both Ellendale and Seaford by [...]

Gardner M. Messick, 89

Gardner M. Messick of Seaford, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Gardner worked for Allen Family Foods for 38 years on their farm in Seaford. He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael [...]

Irma Ellen Biehl Mack, 94

Irma Ellen Biehl Mack passed away on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, of natural causes, in the emergency room at the Cleveland Clinic in Indian River, Fla. Her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and [...]

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BULLETIN BOARD

Delmar alumni planning trips

The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends: Jan. 29 - “Kinky Boots” at [...]

January 17th, 2020|

AARP tax-aide program

The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2019 tax season. [...]

January 17th, 2020|

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