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44 - CAPE G, Friday, June 13 - June 19, 2003 Dreams can come true with US DA housing program isfied with her home, which in- cludes pillow-soft living room couches, lively plants flowing out of the solid white walls, beautiful African art, emotionally filled family photos, and a TV big enough for all to enjoy. White, along with her two daughters and newly born grandson will share their new three-hedroom and two- bathroom residence. Across the street from White is neighbor Cheryl Bishop, who along with her husband, John Bishop, opened their doors for those in attendance to enjoy. As visitors walked through the car- peted home, they admired the in- terior decorating of Bishop's home. "Where did you "get those cur- tains," inquired one visitor. "I love those cabinets," said another. Cheryl, who was hosting the visi- tors, welcomed all to walk freely throughout her home to see the endless effort that went in to mak- By Michael Feeney Congressman Michael N. Cas- tle, USDA Rural Development, the Milford Housing Develop- ment Corporation, and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development joined the first phase of families under the USDA Rural Develop- ment's Self Help Housing Pro- gram in a rbbon-cutfing ceremo- ny, June 9. The event celebrated families completing their homes after nearly 60 weekends and 15 months of manual labor building them. Seven families completed the tumultous tasks and can now en- joy their own homes at Cedar Creek Landing, a single-family home development in Milford. The porch of new homeowner Ruth White served as the location for the milestone ceremony, which was followed by an open house for visitors to walk through. White, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, said she is completely sat- ing it complete. "We finally have a house we can call our own," said the former two-time renter, who previously resided in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. She looks forward to her new home. "I think the best is still yet to come," she said. According to both Bishop and White, the families helped each other throughout the process, which is required by the USDA because no one moves in until the last home is completed. "Every- thing from the foundation up, we did - except for the plumbing and electricity," added Bishop, who is also a Cape High graduate. "We worked through the heat, cold, and rain," said White, "but in the end it was all worth it." Six of the seven families are lo- cated in Cedar Creek Landing with the w.mainding family locat- ed off site. The Milford Housing Development Corporation looks to assist more than 40 low- to moderate-income families own their own self-help homes in the future. "It's truly a blessing," said Bishop as she described her fin- ished product. At left, the porch of Ruth White's home was the scene for the ribbon-cutting cere- mony for the families who built their own homes. Con- gressman Michael N. Castle was in attendance to observe National Home Ownership Month in Milford. Shown is Ruth White holding her new- ly born grandson. Michael Feeney photos Above is the welcoming living room of former Rehoboth Beach resident Ruth White, who will share her new home with her two daughters and newly born grandson. Below, first-time homeowner, Cheryl Bishop enjoys a mo- ment on her couch after 15 months of building her home from the ground up. The USDA Rural Developments' Self Help Housing Program assisted seven families in the first phase of the project. Sharee's Fashion opens Sharee's Fashion, Jewelry & Acces- sories, located on Rehoboth Avenue, officially opened its doors, June 4, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Store owner Sharee Sypinski prides her store in having affordable cloth- ing and custom jewelry, as well as be- ing friendly and family oriented. Shown above are (l-r) Joey Ghabour, Key Advisors Group; Pamela Ruther- ford, Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Clark, Rehoboth Beach Public Rela- tions; Hal Carmean, Key Advisors Group; Sharee Sypinski, Sharee's Fashions; Dan Sypinski, Sharee's Fashion, Bobbi Engel, Rehoboth Out- lets; Sue Krick, Summer House & Sa- loon; Molly Devereaux, Fixus Recov- ery. At right, the store offers a variety of unique fashions. Michael Feeney photos WBOC cleans up at Capital Region Emmy Awards event WBOC-TV16 received two Capital Region Emmy Awards, June 7, for "The Weather Detec- tive" with meteorologist Brian Olson. "The Weather Detective" is a weekly segment that uses in- teresting characters and creative video techniques to help viewers better understand weather related issues. The Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - serving the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. television community - awarded the Emmy. The academy's Emmy Award is the industry's benchmark for the recognition of television excel- lence. WBOC has won three Em- mys over the past two years for 'q'he Weather Detective." WBOC also won five awards from the Chesapeake AP Broad- casters Association for the year 2002. WBOC, ranked as a non- metro TV station, took home awards in the following cate- gories: Outstanding News Opera- tion, Best Year Round Local Sports, Best Sports Feature, Out- standing Television Photography and Outstanding Public Affairs Program. Entries for the regional AP awards are judged by broad- casters located outside of this re- gion. WBOC won three RTNDA Ed- ward R. Murrow Regional Awards under the Small Market Televi- sion category in March 2003. WBOC was honored for the news documentary "Inside the Mary- land Governor's Race," for its video use in the photo essay "Dis- covery," and for the sports fea- ture, "Bat Man." The Radio-Tele- vision News Directors Associa- tion has been honoring outstand- ing achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demon- strate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a stan- dard for the broadcast news pro- fession. WBOC had the honor of receiving a National Edward R. Murrow Award, in 1997, for a half-hour news special. WBOC-TV16 is a CBS affiliate located in Salisbury, Md., serving counties in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. A division of Drap- er Business Holdings Inc., WBOC has been broadcasting local news to the area for nearly 50 years. I 'mII'r"'- "r'r'rr  ...... 1 "M l'r'rTr -T'I i 111111 "TT'"T  lTIT'lIr'qlqIl" TIIIIIIIIPTIIUIIIIIIIIIIlI'III'TI IT  -[ -T 7 - F IrTIITIT'IF'ITIIITIHMIrI[7 I! .....