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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 1997 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Resort cmtmber plans transit information session The Rehoboth Beach,Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a presenta- tion of DART First State, e public transit agency of the Sate of Delaware at'the cham- ber's general membership meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at Dogfish Head Brew- ings and Eats. The meeting begins at noon. John Gobis, of Ilium Associates, DART First State's marketing firm, will offer a look at the 1997 resort service plans and the agency's marketing plans. Dart First State will operate seven routes from May 19 until Labor Day. The routes are as follows: Route 201 Re]toboth Boardwalk- This route serves the park and ride lot on Route I, the library, City Hall, Rehoboth Avenue at the Boardwalk and 3 Seasons Camp- ground. Route 202 Dewey Beach. This route serves the park and ride lot, Rehoboth Inn Motel, Spring Lake, JJ's Corner Market, Sand Palace, Tbeo's RestauranL Oceafi Bay Mart and the Company Store. Route 203 North Local This serves the park and ride lot; Ames Shopping Center;Rehoboth Outlets 1,2, and 3; K- Mart; Midway Shopping Center; Rehoboth Mall; Food Lion; Camelot Mobile Homes; and JR's Ribs.. Route 204 Lewes. This route serves the park and ride lot; Rehoboth Outlets 1, 2, and 3;, K-Mart; Rehoboth Mall; Midway Shopping Center; Beebe Medical Center and Covey Creek. Route 205 Late Night/Local. This route serves the parkand ride lot, Sea Aire Mobile Homes, Camelot Mobile Homes, Rehoboth Mall, Midway Shopping Center, Beebe Medical Center, Huling Cove and Covey Creek` Route 206 Lewes. Serves the park and ride lot, Rehoboth Mall, Midway Shopping Center, Sussex East, Georgetown State Ser- Fred Glime of Seaford took second place in. the Southern Delaware Visitors Guide photo contest with this photo of Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes at dusk. vice Center, and the service connects with DART First State service to Western Sus- sex County. Route 207 Longnec.k/Millsb'oro. Serves the park and ride lot; Rehoboth Out- lets I, 2 and 3; Rehoboth Mall; Love Creek Marina;, Peddler's Cove; Holly Lake; and the Shops at Long Neck. Fares for the service will be $1 for board- ing. Use of the park and ride will cost $5 per car. During 1997, DART First State will be offering a number of marketing promotions to area retailers, according to Gobis. "DART First state believes that the success of the Resort Service is tied directly to our ability to work with the retail and entertain- ment interests inthexesort area," he said. DART First State is also seeking to expand its pass sales outlet network so that more vacationers can take advantage of the service. "In other resort areas, we have established sales arrangements with hotels, retailers, and others m sell passes and tick- ets to their customers," Gobis said. "We hope to do the same in the Delaware resort area because we believe these programs can be a benefit to tourists who want a conve- nient transportation system." According to Carol Everhart, executive director of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, DART First " State is a great asset to members of her organization. "All our members benefit fromhaving convenient, affordable bus ser- vice that ties our communities together," she said. "I am pleased that DART First State is becoming more aggressive in its marketing efforts and is concentrating its efforts on working with our members." Information about the May 7 general meeting can be obtained by calling 227- 2233, Ext. 12. Visitors Guide announces photograph contest winners Robert J. Bennett of Bridgeville was the first place winner in the Southern Delaware Visitors Guide photo contest held recently. The contest was sponsored by the Sus- sex County Convention and Tourism Commission (SCCTC). Bennett's photo, captured at the Nanticoke Indian Powwow, was one of five ch6sen to grace the cover of this year's publication. Fred Glime of Seaford took sec- ond place honors with his photo of Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes, talc- en at dusk. Ralph Prettyman of Milford snapped a picture of a stained glass window at an his- toric church in Bethel that won him third place honors. Honorable mentions were shared by Joyce Green of Seaford and Evelyn Leahy of Lewes. Green's photo of an unusual tree formation at Trap Pond State Park and Leahy's pic- ture taken at the Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour in Lewes, both caught the judge's eye. Continued on page 48 I Making your home safe for children Rugs. Use safety tape or non toxic sealant to slip-proof rugs tO prevent a child from falling. Closets. Use safety latches on closet doors to prevent a child from becoming trapped inside dark closets. Electric fixtures. Dangling electric cords can be fascinating playthings. You can reduce temp- tation by buying cord shorteners at a, hardware store. These are strips of plastic around which the excess cord is wrapped. Cords which are thin or frayed should be replaced immediately. Also, you can buy small, fiat covers to insert in out- lets which are not being used. This will prevent children from putting fingers or other objects into the outlet. You can discourage young- sters from exploring the mysteries of your VCR with an inexpensive cover lock that allows you to play videotapes; but doesn't allow little fingers to probe. Windows. Use guards on win- dows that open five inches or more, except fire escapes, to pre- vent a child from accidentally Toddlers can be a real joy, whether they're your own chil- dren, a neighbor's or a nephew, niece or grandchild. Although you may be prepared for upcoming visits by young children, is your home? The Sussex County Asso- ciation of REALTORS@ has a few safety suggestions to prepare your home for a young child's curiosity. Check the following to prevent accidents and injuries: Furniture. Children get hurt by falling on hard surfaces or cutting themselves on sharp edges. You can prevent mishaps by getting corner protectors which are avail- able at hardware and furniture stores. Remove fragile tables and plant stands that can tumble easi- ly. Cabinets. Cabinets can be locked with either inside or out- side latches. Lock away any dan- gerous substances such as deter- gents, bleaches, solvents or other cleaning supplies and insecticides. Keep all medicines and cosmetics out of reach and in the original containers with child proof caps. Kitchen. Again, lock up all chemical agents and place knives out of reach. Remember, children can turn on faucets and scald themselves. The American Acade- my of Pediatrics recommends that parents adjust their water heater so the temperature does not exceed 120 degrees. It's never too early to move tox- ic and poisonous substances out of REALTOR FOCUS a child's reach. If a child is in the crawling stage, put household products in places other than below the kitchen sinL unless the cabinet is locked. If the child is walking, be sure that bottles and boxes containing medicines or household products are put away before answering the telephone or doorbell. If a child is a climber, find a shelf completely beyond his ability to reach, or better yet, lock these products in a closet or cabi- net. Stairs. Gates can be temporarily stair barriers, but some toddlers learn to climb over them. The tra- ditional accordion gates are partic- ularly easy to master. Many gates made of plastic or solRt wood frame and strung with polyethyl- ene mesh provide a more effective barrier. Fireplaces. Use a heavy weight screen to prevent a child from get- ting too close to a fire. Cover a hearth's sharp edges with a com- forter or padded material to pro- tect children from bumps and bruises. sliding out an open window. Install door closures on sliding glass doors to prevent a child from wandering off. In addition, you may wish to close bathroom doors to keep chil- dren from climbing and slipping into the bathtub. Pick up small objects that could be swallowed and get plants out of reach - some are poisonous. Never let toddlers play in the garage or basement, especially unattended. There are too many hazards that could lead to serious injury. Children are inquisitive by nature and are eager to learn how -things feel, smell and taste. By following the above tips from the Sussex County Association of REALTORS@, you can safely allow children to investigate your home with minimal risks and leave yourself more free to enjoy their visit. Ron Annett is president of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS@.