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q- Cape Gazette SCHOOL & EDUCATION TUESDAY, MARCH 10- THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2OO9 Zl Student-teacher Julie Monaghan, far left, and 1S-year-old Stephen Morris listen to Milton resident Noble Prettyman speak about local black history Feb. 27. Prettyman told stories about his Milton family, business to students at the Ninth Grade Cam- . pus. His grandfather owned an ice factory on Mill Pond, where ice was taken direct- ly from the pond. Passed down to his father, the ice company was called Pure Artifi- cial Ice because, in later days, ice was manufactured. 'I think it was cool looking back then. They used to ride in buggies with horses," Morris said. UD. Land and Sea Lecture Series continues March 13 The University of Delaware 2Ath annual Land and Sea Lec- ture Series continues Friday, March 13, with a talk by Dlaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery. Her talk will be presented twice at 10 a.m. at the Virden Center on the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Cam- pus in Lewes and at 1:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Milford Public Library. Lowery will discuss how edu- cators are dealing with the many education laws that have been mandated nationally and locally, as ell as how educators re- spond to Horace Mann's 1847 call for a free system of education that includes everyone. Her lec- ture is titled "But Are They Learning." This year's lecture series, which opened March 6 with a talk by Gov. lack Markell, is fea- turing top individuals from the state's new administrative team. On Friday, March 20, Alan D. Levin, director at the Delaware Eco- nomic Devel- opment Office, will speak about how to fix unemploy- ment prob- lems in the Lillian kowery state, as unem- ployment numbers inthe state at the close of 2008 were higher than ever before. As well, he will provide a look ahead at Delaware's eco- nomic development in a lecture titled ' New Day for Business in Delaware." The last lecture of the series will be held Friday, March 27, when Secretary of the Depart- ment of Health and Social Ser- vices Rita Landgraf presents a lecture titled "How to Squeeze a Tomato," which will deal with strategies that attempt to maxi- mize effectiveness, efficiencies and state tax dollars. Fitness classes at Del Techbegin March 10 Get in shape this spring with classes offered at Delaware Technical & Community Col- lege, Owens Campus. Beginning Tuesday, March 10, get a great .workout in the Cardio Combo Class. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, combine the use of the mind, body and spirit into graceful and slow movements in Tai Chi, level 1 or Tai Chi, level 2 for experi- enced students. Release tension and stress in yoga courses, begin- ning Monday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 18. Build core strength without excess bulk in Pilates beginning Monday, March 23. Horseback riding classes begin Wednesday, March 25, at an indoor riding ring in Seaford. For details contact 854- 6966. Workshop on preparing kids for kindgarten set A free workshop on How to Prepare Your Child for Kinder- garten will be presented by Sus- sex Parents as Teachers at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, at Ep- worth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road near Re- hoboth Beach. A local kindergarten teacher will provide strategies for par- ents to use in helping prepare their child for kindergarten. For more information, call 856- 5239. KEVIN SPENCE PHOTOS MILTON FAMILY BUSINESS HAS DEEP ROOTS NINTH GRADE CAMPUS students listen to Milton resident Noble Prettyman, who said his mother was a teacher for what were then called colored schools. Prettyman said colored schools had black and American Indian children and today, he said it is more accurate to refer to the era with the term "colored" Shown are (back, I-r) Ramsel Osorio, 15, of Long Neck; Victorious Hammond, 15, of Rehoboth, and Prettyman. In front is Desire Banks, 15, of Lincoln. Banks said, "It's been quite amazing and in- teresting, Everything he said, I already know about. I've basically learned al! these things at home." Briefly )) Del Tech offers enrichment classes Take advantage of life enrich- ment classes offered in March at Delaware Technical & Commu- nity College, Owens Campus. Chef Kris Etze will share tips and great ideas Wednesday, March 11, for making quick, deli- cious and affordable healthy meals. Beginning Thursday, March 12, learn how to use a firearm properly and proficient- ly; the instructor is FBI certified. Beginning Monday, March 16, ex- plore auras, human energy sys- tems, chakras, meditation and dreams in Energy Healing. On Tuesday, March 17, students can learn about voice acting, which includes coaching and a personal evaluation; or improve their knowledge of the Spanish lan- guage. Investigate human energy dynamics and healing tech- niques beginning Wednesday, March 18, in Exploring Meta- physics. For details contact 854- 6966. Celebrating the work of our Community Photographers In the truesense of community Cape Gazette encmJLrages participation in th utly collaborative effort. To honor participants, each week Cape Gazette will select a Photoof the Week