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March 7, 1997

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 - 53 Abbotts Mill offers March programs The Abbotts Mill Nature Center in Milford has announced the follow- ing programs for March: On Saturday, March 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m, kids ages 6-8 are invited to learn about "The Forest Acrobat: The Grey Squirrel." On Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., it's time for "Pouch and Pretense: The Opossum." For adults, on Sunday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., travel to Smyrna for "Bombay Hook Birding," and on Sun- day, March 23 from 2 to 3 p.m., join in the "Free Public Nature Walk" along the trails at Abbott's Mill. For more information on these and other events, call the Nature Cen- ter at 422-0847. SSSSS  Money spent at S Garden Gourmet Highway One, Rehoboth is well spent. It buys S Open Thursday - Monday / , ...... ,, ...... ,,. ou mor,. and oe,=, 5p.m. "/  227-4747 J  We guarantee S too,00 On  xxoo / On Jen Ellinsgworth photo Swehaveaspeci.a{ menu" V wearealways RAL presents "Personal Expressions" exhibit Easter  / Easter The work of some of the best Eastern Shore painters and potters is currently on display at S Children under 14 booked in the Rehoboth Art League Homestead Gallery. " , Artists on hand at the hanging of the exhibit last week included (l-r): Margery Violetta, Sue  are 1/2 price, advance. Thomas, Ann Eelman and Angela Herbert-Hedges. Representing a Maryland-based co-opera-  Kids under 6 are free. Call now for andtive' the artists f the Art Institute & Gallery f Salisbury' Md" wrk both in eontemprary S S S S S Straditional styles, choicetirnes. The show, titled "Personal Expressions," will be on display until Thursday, March 27. Esther Marshall Trust award grant goes to Art The actions of three forward- thinking women have played a part in the Rehoboth Art League's receiving a generous grant of $10,000 from the Esther S. Mar- shall Charitable Trust in Yorklyn, Del. Two of the women were Esther Marshall and Louise Chambers Corkran. Marshall set up a trust that aids institutions of higher learning and museums. Louise Corkran was the founder of the Rehoboth Art League in 1938. Marshall was a member of the Art League and "had much respect for Mrs. Corkran and what she achieved," according to Thomas C. Marshall, Jr., Marshall's son and co-trustee of his mother's trust program. The third woman is Nancy O'Brien, executive-director of the Rehoboth Art League, who ap- plied for a grant from the trust af- ter researching such potential pro- grams in the state of Delaware. It has been one of O'Brien's prima- ry goals since coming to the League in August, 1996 to en- hance the endowments for the Homestead Mansion and gardens, the 254-year old house which is part of the League's facilities. "As a resource for learning about the arts and history for all Delawareans," O'Brien said, "the Homestead Mansion and gardens at the Rehoboth Art League stands unparalleled." The Homestead, built in 1743, is one of the oldest buildings on its League original site in southern Delaware and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was re- conditioned by Col. Wilbur Corkran, Louise Corkran's hus- band, in the 1930s. They made it their home while Col. Corkran also developed the surrounding land which became the town of Henlopen Acres. In 1979, the Homestead Mansion be- came a part of the Rehoboth Art League's unique three and a half acres of galleries, studios and syl- van pathways. The Art League plans to place half of the trust's donation in the endowments set up for the mainte- nance of the Homestead and gar- dens. The balance of the gift will be placed in the general operating funds out of which historic pro- grams will be developed. Some of the upcoming activities planned to highlight the 18th cen- tury beginnings of the Homestead include a seven-week summer program of demonstrations of hand crafts typical of the Ameri- can Colonial period. RAL mem- bers will demonstrate spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, schren- snitte (paper cutting), carving, quilting and basket weaving on successive Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Homestead from June 21 to Aug. 2. For more information on his- toric programs, or about various ways to make contributions to support the Rehoboth Art League, call Nancy O'Brien at 227-8408. $6.95 Early Bird Pasta Specials /00ttl00B BA R esta u r a n t Long Neck & Rehoboth Beach Seafood, Steaks, Chicken 6" Ribs Friday . Lobster Spectal, 1 pound Whole Maine Lobster $I 5