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60 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 11 -March 14, 2005 Pictured with Maribeth Fischer, right, are (l-r) Leslie Pietrzyk, Carolyn Parkhurst and Sheri Reynolds. Reynolds and Parkhurst led a seminar during the conference on their remarkable careei's that include having novels chosen as Oprah's Book Club selections and Anna Quindlen's Book of the Month Club. Writers Continued from page 58 "The list of writers and their generosity is phenomenal and there is a whole other list of renowned writers who have responded with best wishes tnd hope to be involved next year," said Fischer. Owing tO Fisher's respectful silence on the matter, most believed there was hope for Sam's mortal future and she admits feeling conflict over whether to announce his death during the conference. "Sam passed just hours before this began. I felt people were here to share in a great energy of read- ing and writing and I didn't want to take away from that. The funds raised will help many other chil- dren," she said. Fischer, who would leave for the funeral she had been dreading that night, is a published author herself and was inspired to use her writing talent to make a differ- ence. In planning the first of likely many annual conferences, Fischer took inspiration from the book "Pure SEA GLASS" by author Richard LaMotte and photogra- pher Celia Pearson. "Shifting currents have rounded its edges; abrasion has polished its surface; exposure to the sun has altered its hue. And so, when we happen upon it, here amidst the shells and seaweed, we cannot help but laugh with joy at what seems a miracle," said LaMotte. "Our writing is not so different. So much in our lives we cannot save, though we try, shaping memories into words before let- ting them go. At times, our stories Continued on page 62 Local English teachers Samantha Buforffof Milford Middle School and Seth Buford Of Seaford High School volunteered to lead fun creative writing and reading activities for chil- dren during the conference. Shown enjoying a good read at Booksandeoffee is avid young reader Matthew Cheffer of Philadelphia. OPEN HOUSE MARCH 12, 2005 12:00PM TO 4:00PM Contemporary home in the heart of historic Lewes. Home has 3 bed- rooms, 2 1/2 baths, loft/sitting room overlook- NEW LISTING Historic. Waterfront Home at Lewes Harbor. This lovely ren- ovated home has 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, hardwood floors, lovely wooden trim, 4 floors of living space that allows you and your family/or guests, plenty of privacy. Lovely water views ing the great room with vaulted ceiling, and a screened porch that overlooks a private fenced back yard. Price at $69S,000. NEW LISTING Only a few minutes drive to the beach, this delight- ful home with 5 bed- rooms, 2 1/2 baths is convenient to shopping, entertainment, fine din- ing, and downtown Lewes. Central air, full basement, rear patio, assigned parking space and much more. Yours for only $339,000. PRIMEHOOK Waterfront in Pdmehook Beach. Enjoy the beauty of the Delaware Bay from your kitchen or large enclosed porch. This modified mobile home was set on sturdy pilings and built around on most sides. Garage, workshop, bath, family room with brick fireplace on the bottom floor. Kitchen, living room, 2 bed- rooms, bath and lovely family room/enclosed porch on the top floor. Unique property on a fantastic lot. Call Carole for more information. $609,900.. through glass front rooms and doors. 5 Boat Slips and Docks, store front that is currently leased for a year, custom in-ground swimming pool, deck and fish pond add enjoyment to this remarkable home. $1,g00,000. BROADKILL BEACH Waterfront home on the Delaware Bay. Great unobstructed views. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an open floor plan with plenty of windows to optimize the views. Storage and a shower to wash off the sand downstairs. Sturdy waterfront construction. $825,000. PICKERING BEACH Spectacular views of the Delaware Bay from every room of this open con- temporary waterfront getaway in Pickering Beach. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath home is just minutes from downtown Dover. Upper area can easily convert to 2nd bedroom. $697,000. TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR PHASE 11 / / NEW SUBDIVISION Minutes from Lewes and Rehoboth beaches, golf courses, shopping, hospitals... "Water Accessible" Located approximately 2 miles north of Lewes on Route 1 across from Beach-Plum Nursery on Oyster Rock Road. For more informationcall (302) 947-2900 or (302) 249.6704