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VIt00WPOINTS Edit0ria Greenfest '97: a chance to get involved Few people argue about the importance of the environment to the quality of life and the quality of the economy in Delaware's cape region. The natural assets of the region provide countless recreation- al and economic opportunities for residents and visitors alike and the greatest majority of us have a healthy protective attitude toward the resources. Greenways offer a sensible way of protecting and expanding natur- al resources and providing linkages between natural areas for the benefit of wildlife and human trails. Greenways also offer opportu- nities for increasing the preservation attitude and recognition of the value of our natural resources. On Saturday, June 7, a major conference and festival concentrating on greenways and trails will be held at Cape Henlopen State Park. ! Many people ask, at meetings and on the street, how they can get l involved and get things done that make a difference in their commu- nities. The June 7 Greenfest '97 provides an answer. Sponsored by Delaware's Council on Greenways and Trails, Greenfest '97 includes the first major function at the Biden Environmental Training Center in Cape Heniopen State Park. A morning-long conference will help i attendees understand how to get a greenway growing in their com- munity or neighborhood and what resources are available to help turn a greenway idea into a greenway reality. A comprehensive line-up of speakers and topics promises to give those attending a broadened perspective on greenways and trails and the tools to get effectively involved. Two keynote speakers capping the conference further illustrate the potential power of the event. Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, one of the state's leading proponents of greenways, trails and open space, will discuss Delaware's perspec- five. Then Chuck Flink, president of Greenways Inc. - one of the country's premier greenways designers - will provide a keynote  address. As an experienced greenways designer and developer, Flink will be able to discuss successfu ! greenways efforts in other areas and speak to some of the private versus public questions that often lead to conflicts in greenways planning. Greenfest '97 also includes a variety of walks and trail-related activities at Cape Henlopen State Park and in surrounding towns that will make June 7 - National Trail Day - a very special day for the area. The $15 conference fee includes lunch. Most of the other greenway and trail activities, some during the conference and others on the afternoon of June 7, are open to the public at no charge. Call Delaware's Division of Parks and Recreation at 1-302-739-5285 for conference information and registration materials. Those attending Greenfest '97 could begin sowing greenway seeds in Delaware that will benefit generations of future Delawareans and visitors. Children from Giant Step Pre-school's five-day four-year- olds program celebrated sunshine on Wednesday, May 14, when they decided "chalk is cool" and covered the sidewalk in front Bethel United Methodist with colorful art. Shown (l- r) are Meagan Mallet, Megan Frohman, Chelsea Smith, Reven Reed, Tad Glasscock, Robbie Wagner and Brooke Plummer. Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter Full Moon May 29 June 5 June 13 June 20 2000, and the new DeBraak stands as a to Design By Community Input... sip. ing doc wr( "I cle tiv( the to t ing is 1 StOl F plel tua3 the article and bias expects fair and impartial report- from a community's newspaper. y, a story in the May 16 the Cape Gazette calls into ques- the integrity and basic fairness of the its reporters. In particular, two in a lead story illustrate this point. questionable story is the coverage settlement between the Cape Hen- .n School District and Dr. Nancy ;htl, in an article headlined "Cape ' with Feichtl." first failing of the article is the along side of news of "uncon- reports in the community led to speculate," in other words, gos- Gossip has no place in news report- The reason reputable newspapers 't use gossip is that gossip is usually ng and is always self-serving. he second question raised in this arti- is the inclusion of a list of administra- changes that have occurred within district. The list has no relationship ae subject of the news story. Includ- them can only be because the reporter ying to create a negative slant to the y. arthermore, the information is incom- and misleading. Most people even- y retire, and in one case in the story, 'etirement was three years ago. By no str4ch of the imagination is this news, or related to the current article. I.addition, the resignations reported are [aue to the person taking a promotion, betfer pay, more responsibilities or iml anc are "lad texl stol roved future opportunities with :her school district. These changes lurelated to the news article, and the of putting the names into any con- further degrades the integrity of the ' and the newspaper. I urge the editors of this paper to take a critical look at the articles in prints and reaffirm the principles of fair, unbiased reporting. The community expects no less. N. Dean Dey Lewes Certain Lewes citizens deserve praise Every once in a while when someone does something just a little bit better than you expect or is simply efficient and reli- able on a regular basis, they deserve a pat on the back. Recently, I needed the Board of Public Works to repair some water lines coming into my house, repair the street and generally do some neces- sary maintenance that was within the City's purview. I called Ronnie Donavan and Bill Reynolds about my problem. Both of these gentlemen are long-term employees of and residents of the City of Lewes. The prompt and efficient manner in which they responded to my problem along with their genuine air of friendli- ness and courtesy was a breath of fresh air. Another gentleman who serves Lewes well and also lives in our fair city is our building inspector Bill Massey. Bill has consistently provided our citizens with fair and impartial judgments relating to construction and is always extremely friendly and helpful. The residents of Lewes are fortunate to have people like this living in and working for the City of Lewes. I would also like to take this opportu- nity to mention how appreciative I am of Continued on page 8 d W te Now Letters are always welcome and or Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. . : Volume 5 No. 1 Publisher Dennis Fomey Editor Tdsh Vemon News Editor Michael Short News Kerry Kester Rosanne Pack Jen Ellingsworth Janet Andrelczyk Photographer Angie Moon Sports Editor Dave Frederick Advertising Director Carol Mawyer Fehrenbach Advertising Cindy Roberts Nancy Stenger Joseph Mariann Wilcox Classified Sandy Barr Office Manager Kathy Emery Circulation Harry Stoner Production Staff Susan Porter Deidre Sudimak Chris Wildt Peter Butcavage Contributors: Tim Bamforth Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Geoff Vernon The Cape Gazette (USPS 010294) is pub- lished by Cape Gazette Limited every Friday at the Midway Shopping Center, Highway One, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Second class postage paid at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Address all correspondence to Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Telephone: (302) 645- 7700. FAX - 645-1664. E-mail: capegaz @ dmv.com Subscriptions are avail- able at $25 per year in Sussex County; $40 elsewhere, POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. "Society can only exist on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no oP says exactly what h, thinks." Lin Yutang