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76 FRIDAY, APRIL 6- MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Series to continue with focus on reefs The lecture series An Evening at the Hook continues the 2012 season with "Delaware's Reef Program: 1991-2012" at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Delaware became the last state south of New York to establish a state-spons0red reef program in July 1992. The main funding source is Wallop-Breaux funds, which are excise taxes on fishing atrdboating equipment that are paid by anglers End used to de- velop launch ramps and artificial reefs. Delaware's program hasbeen well funded and very active, cup minating in August 2011 with the sinking of the retired U.S. Navy. destroyer Arthur W. Radford. This vessel is 563 feet in length served at 6:30 p.m. and is the longest ship ever An Evening at the Hook is a reefed in the Atlantic. Jeffrey lecture series that hFghiights the Tinsman, Delaware Artificial nation's abundant and diverse Reef Program manager with natural resources, particularly DNREC's Division of Fish and close to home at Prime Hook Na- Wildlife, will provide an tionalWildlifeRefuge. overview of Delaware's Reef Pro- Featured at 7 p.m. on the sec- gram and how it enhances fish- ond Thursday of every month in eries habitat and angling oppor- the refuge auditorium, these tunities, hourlong programs provide an Light refreshments will be opportunity to learn about plants, animals, environment and cultural history. The lectures are free to the public. Seating is limited on a first- come, first-served basis. Call the refuge at 302-684-8419 for more information. For more information on its work and the people who make it happen, go to and store full time c ; and tO Children & Families First re- complete suite of financial serv- Griffiths received his BS in fi- a partner at Morris James. In his tion. He often discusses develop- cenfly announced the addition of ices through investments that of- nance from the University of employment, education and gov- ments in employment law with four new members to its Board fer a guarantee of principle, rea- Delaware, and his JD from Vil- ernmentai relations law practice, local practitioners. McMackin of Directors. Members were sonable and fair interest rate, and lanova School of Law. He is an McMackin primarily appears be- received his BA from Muhlen- elected at the agency's March 13 tax deferral. Prior to his many active volunteer, serving on the fore members of the Delaware berg College and his JD from annual meeting, years in the financial industry, board of the St. Thomas More court, arbitrators and adminis- Widener School of Law. He and ]essica Coffin Bain is a native Echeverri served for 23 years in Society, the Next Generation trative bodies. He is a frequent his wife reside in North Wilm- of Sussex County who currently the Delaware Air National Guard Board of the Delaware Commu- guest on seminar panels and pre- ington with their two young chil- resides in Lewes with her hus- and U.S. Air Force. nity Foundation, and the board of senter on topics concerning era- dren. band Tom and their two sons. Echeverri has been im;olved the Ministry of Caring. He also ployment and education law. As Children & Families First, a Bain and her husband are now with many community activities does pro bono work for the Of- former chair of the Labor and private, nonprofit social services the third generation to work in including the Delaware Financial fice of the Child Advocate, repre- Employment Section of theagency, helps families develop her family's construction busi- Literacy Institute, the Governor's senting youth in foster care, and Delaware State Bar Association, solutions tolneet challenges and ness, Coffin Construction, in Advisory Council on Hispanic coaches a mock trial team. McMackin is asked to comment embrace opportunities. To learn Sussex County. She has been in- Affairs and the Delaware State James H. McMackin III, Esq. is on pending and proposed legisla- more, go to volved with community service University Board of Trustees. He and charity work since high received his BA from SUNY - school, and during her college Plattsburgh and his MBA from years at Randolph Macon, she Delaware State University, where leqmany activities for Court Ap- he is currently enrolled in the pointed Special Advocates. doctoral program. Echeverri re- \ After college, Bain worked as a sides in Frederica with his wife financial planner in Baltimore Janice and has two children. for two years. At the time of their N. Christopher Griffiths, Esq. marriage in 2004, Tom was a is an attorney in the Business naval aviator in Kaneohoe Bay, Law Group at Connolly Bove Hawaii, where ]essica Served as Lodge & Hutz LLP. He repre- president of the Patrol Squadron sents clients in a variety of areas Nine Spouses Club, a nonprofit including bankruptcy, commer- organization dedicated to sup- cial and corporate litigations, and porting the spouses and families estates and trusts. Before joining of service members. She has the firm, Griffiths served as a ju- served as a member of the plan- dicial extern to the Hon. Mary J. ning dommittee for Children & Walrath for the United States Families First's Taste for Artof Bankruptcy Court in the District Southern Delaware since 2011. of Delaware. Prior to practicing fos6 E Echeverri, MBA, is the law, Griffiths worked in the pri- president of SWAN Financial vate wealth departments at Group. SWAN (meaning Sleep Wilmington Trust Company and Well At Night) offers clients a the Vanguard Group. SUBMITTED PHOTO NEW MEMBERS of the Children & Families First Board of Directors include (I-r) Jessica Coffin Bain; Jose F. Echeverri, MBA; N. Christopher Griffiths, Esq.; and James H. Macklin III, Esq. \ GOT Mosquitoes? BITE BACK! Safe for Kids...Safe for Pets...Bad for Mosquitos Our Barrier Spray Program utilizes an EPA approved solution that our trained applicators apply to trees, shrubs and foliage \ surrounding your outdoor living areas. 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