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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, JANUARY 24- MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 61 LOCALS SERVE AS DELEGATES TO STATE GRANGE SESSIONS Briefly )) Mystery book group to meet Feb. 13 A new book discussion group for mystery lovers will begin meeting at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Lewes Public Li- brary, 11 Adams Ave. Copies of the first book, "What the Dead Know" by Laura Lippman, are available to check out at the li- brary's circulation desk. The It's a Mystery to Me Book Discussion Group will meet on the second Thursday of the month. This group is open to all. For more details about this or other library programs, call 302-645-2733 or visit Coalition to present program Jan. 27 The Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware invites the public to attend a free program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at the Milton Historical Society's Lydia Black Cannot Museum, 210 Union St. in Miltgn Professional, avocational anc student researchers will speab briefly about their projects ir progress and invite participatior from the audience. Established in 2002, the URCE is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corpo ration of the State of Delaware and a membership organization Inquiries about membership ol board service can be directet( ol URCD, PO Box 216, Dover, Dt 19903. SUBMITTED PHOTO SUSSEX POMONA MASTER Lynda Wright, left, and Henlopen Grange member Shirley Millman attended the 139th Delaware State Grange two- day session Dec. 6 and 7 in Dover. They both were elected delegates and represented the Sussex Pomona Grange No. 3 at the annual event. At the session, they met with Grange delegates from Delaware to re- view and discuss agricultural, rural communities' resolutions and other Grange business. Habitat to launch Major Home Repair Pilot Program Kevin Gilmore, executive di- rector of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, has announced that Habitat is getting ready to launch its Major Home Repair Pilot Program in the George- town community. This new pilot program will be targeting ap- proximately five homes in the 19947 ZIP code over the next year. Like the Minor Repair Pro- gram, the new Major Home Repair Pilot Program is designed to seek low-income homeowners who demonstrate a need for sig- nificant home improvement and show a willingness to partner with Habitat. The difference between Habi- tat's major and minor programs is scale and location. Major Re- pairs could consist of but not be limited to: mechanical upgrades, whole home window replace- ment, roof replacement and code issue violations. Gilmore was also happy to an- nounce that the first family has been approved and selected. He said, "This family located on the outskirts of Georgetown consists of a father living with his adult daughter and four grandchildren, one of whom is an infant. The daughter and four grandchildren live in a converted living space which was once a garage. Due to numerous leaks, they have been forced to live somewhere else for the time being. Habitat plans to replace the roof of the entire house, fix a hazardous porch, and replace faulty wiring and all the damaged fascia and soffits.'! Habitat has been serving in Sussex County since 1991 and has built or renovated 86 homes. "Over the past few years, Habitat has discovered that there are many people who own their own homes and property, but their own homes are falling down around them, especially senior citizens and disabled veterans, and they do not have the fi- nancial means to do any major renovations. Our goal, like our home ownership program, is to give them a hand up and not a handout and help them," said Tom Protack, community en- gagement director for Sussex Habitat. To learn more about the Major Home Repair Pilot Program in the Georgetown area and the application process and require- ments, contact Habitat's repair coordinator at 302-855-1153, Ext. 216, email repairs@sussexcoun- or go to www. to get an online application.