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  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH- Governor John Carney signed a proclamation Feb. 17 declaring February Black History Month for the State of Delaware. The proclamation was signed at the exhibit honoring the historic black sorority, the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founded Jan.13,1913, an organization of college educated women were very instrumental with participating in the Women’s Suffrage Movement which will celebrate its 100th year of the enactment of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Shown (l to r) with Governor Carney are local chapter members Sherita Belle, President, Wanda Hyland-Isler and Alonna Berry. Submitted photo

Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce hosts special Business and Economic Development Forum

February 20th, 2020|Categories: LAUREL, MAIN HOME, SEAFORD|

The Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce held a special Business and Economic Development Forum last Thursday at Heritage Shores with Governor John Carney, House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, House Minority Leader Dan Short, and Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent serving as panelists. The chamber holds monthly Business and Economic Development Forums at Stargate Diner in Seaford. Carney answered the first question of the day, about economic development opportunities in Sussex County. Carney spoke about the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, a public/private partnership that looks to retain and attract businesses. He added that there are 60 projects in the pipeline including five active projects in county. “It’s a much better [...]

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Gerry Lee Foskey, 58

Gerry Lee Foskey of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, after a battle with cancer.  Gerry was born on June 18, 1961 in Fairmont W.V., the daughter of the [...]

Alan D. Price, 59

Alan D. Price of Seaford died on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at home. He was born on Aug. 20, 1960, in Seaford, Delaware, to Thomas Price and Sandra Price. Alan was a licensed electrician in [...]

David James Gilmore, 73

David James Gilmore -- On Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, Air Force veteran David James Gilmore went home to his Lord and Savior after a long battle with cancer. David was born Dec. 19, 1946, in [...]

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‘Talking Crayons’

The Laurel Historical Society, with co-sponsors The Delaware Humanities Forum and the Laurel Public Library, will present “Talking Crayons,” a program examining Laurel children’s art work from the Great Depression and the World War II years. The program will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Following a slide presentation, there will be a panel discussion to interpret the images with audience participation. Included on the panel will be a former art teacher, a retired pediatrician, a former history professor and professional historians. 

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 302-875-2820.

Beer & wine tasting

A beer and wine tasting fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. The event is sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation in partnership with the Laurel Lioness Club.  

Beer and wine tastings and appetizers will be provided. Musical entertainment will be by Joey Fullerton. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Credit cards will be accepted for silent auction items; cash only for raffles and full glasses at tasting tables.

Participants must be 21 or older.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Lakeshore Wine and Spirits, His and Hers Hairstylist, from Laurel Community Foundation members, Laurel Lioness members, or by calling 302-841-1893 or 302-542-3233.

All proceeds will be used to benefit the community.

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