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s4 FRIDAY, JUNE19- MONDAY,JUNE 22, 2OO9 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE cape G00ette ROB KUNZIG PHOTO AMERICORPS YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS volunteers strike a pose be- fore dispersing for a day's work in Cape Henlopen State park. Standing are (t-r) Ebony Hopkins, Charles Salkin, Mya Cooper, Megan Tylecki, Dustin Andersen, Aaron Wescott, Marc Magee, Sen. Ted Kaufman, Khalil Pierce, Chris Harms, Beau Croll, Kyle FitzPatrick, Jared Dickey, Laura Rausch, Rachel Shields, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf. In front are (I-r) Criztal Hernandez Brenna James, Elanor LaPrade, Kim Hamilton and Amy Sue Higgins. Stimulus money re 00cots Americorps youth program Workers maintain state park grounds By Rob Kunzig rkunzig@ca The AmeriCorps Youth Con- servation Corps is hard at work in Cape Henlopen State Park, thanks to $153,895 granted by the Recovery Act. Sen. Ted Kaufman traveled to the park Monday, June 15, to congratulate Ameri- corps workers and thank them for their hard wore "What's great is that you'll be able to work on the environ- ment," Kaufman said, "and get the Cape straightened out." State budget cuts endangered funding for the Youth Conserva- tion Corps (YCC), an Ameri- Corps summer program that em- ploys teenagers to perform main- tenance and restoration work. But on May 15, the program re- ceived word that its request for Recovery Act funds was granted. By June 2, they had 38 volunteers assembled and training. "Opening the state park this year was a bit of a daunting task," said Charles Salkin, director of state parks. He said the YCC will perform crucial services for the state pare "This is not summer camp,,' Salkin said. "It's real important worE" Erastus Mong'are, program of- ricer for AmeriCorps Delaware, noted that the grant application was put together in a very short period of time. The proiect.'s shovel-ready status helped, but he credited Glenn Stubbolo for quickly organizing the applica- tion and submitting it to the state. Stubbolo, volunteer coordina- tor for Delaware State Parks, de- fers all credit to Amy Sue Hig- gins, director of Cape Hen- lopen's YCC program. In turn, Higgins credits her corps of workers. "We have a very passionate group of volunteers," she said. "They're being instilled with a feeling of service, an ethic of work, a sense of community." The volunteers are split into five teams and distributed throughout the state pare In lieu of normal paychecks, volunteers receive a living stipend and edu- cationai funds. Higgins said they are putting in their 35 hours - in fact, she said, many are doing ex- tra hours, unbidden. "They're doing whatever needs to be done" she said. To date, Delaware has received $778,139,159 from the Recovery Act. Kaufman urged AmeriCorps personnel to pursue more mon- ey. "There's more money out there to get us out of this," he said. Kaufman told volunteers to be tenacious - recessions are cycli- cal, he said, and a time will come where employers will fall over themselves to hire dedicated, hardworking young people. "Now get to work!" Kaufman said as a benediction, sending the volunteers to their labors. ii !!'! . T 00 HUDSONS TURN, LEWES Clear lot ready for you to build your dream home. East of Route 1 in a corn- I muaity offering, food shopping, tennis, outdoor pool, banking, and more.  22 STONEWOOD ' . CHASE, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE lBeach living is now I ' - - affordable. This 3 Bl " townhome is read) for immediate occu. pancy. This would make a great inveshnent/rental or a perfect nex home for those who want to be near'Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Call now for your personal showing. Priced well below comparable proper. ties. Seller is offering carpet allowance. Ne kitchen flooring instaRed. .29,900 for $144,900 30972 SYCAMORE DR, LEWES This "upside down" house is your complete away retreat. Inground pool, 2 fireplaces, expanswe decking on 2rid floor, and a yasd with mature lrees. Furniture is negotiable at an additional cost. New pool pump and]iner and most appliances 2006. The family is completed by a wet bar. $329,900 0 BLUEBERRY DR., LINCOLN 1his pmpccl cooscfion qln" is one of ei3t floor plans to ch00de from, OLdes abound m this quality built hoa Stained woodwork, 4" .;,k]l, gas faeplace, aslh]t driveway, side by side .a.r w/ice   id, dhwasher,  p self  ec range, miow .r .r .r .r .r .r .r .r .r .se hood. Disappearing stmrwdl in oversed gge  attic storage, bn L'teps & treated ddak are st a kw d hhe  ammi hVfis hce h,ks to offer. All flcorphm can be edtmli. ac[ote no rcom sizes were listed. Please contact ag.t w hr thin daaik Paoto is of similar home. /2,0 2 CAPE HENLOPEN DR, LEWES 1/2 block to the bay, can be subdivided into 2 lots. Detached screen house, work shop, garage. Attic is a full walk up attic that has possi]ilifes of being living space. The main vaIue is in the land. Etate sa'ile sold as is. Inspections for info only. $999.900 207S BRANDYWINE, BETHANY BEACH Just steps to the ocean and being sold furnished. Although sold as is, m very good condition. Ready to use or rent now Bring your beach chairs! Square footage includes Building Name: SEA COLONY BRANDYWINE. $360,000 - OEEN 9EMINA - Are you interested in making your home a Green, Ecology Friendly, Energy Efficient Home? Do significantly reduce your utility bills? What RENEWABLE resources are available to reduce consumption on Oil, Natural Gas, and Coal? What are the Federal and State Govemment Tax Credits to invest in new GREEN technologies in your existing or new home? Come to Our Green Seminar to leam the answers to these questions and more: Green practices, products, and services to make your current home a "Green" Home What renewal Geothermal and Solar Energy can do for your home How Energy Star Appliances can reduce your utility bill Using Tankless Water Heating Systems to reduce your electric consumption Federal and State Government Tax Credits for Green Homes This 'ree" Seminar will be conducted on Tuesday, June 30 beginning at 6:30 pm at Cirelli's (formerly La Rose Negra) Restaurant 1205 Savannah Road in Lewes. I " Call Andy Cannon, SchagrinGAS at o I orToll Free 1-800-341-4022 ,' to reserve a seat at this seminar. /Ld&E  Call Josh Morimoto, Cell 410-371-2216 for any questions on this seminar. i U IlIInllllllilllliiiilliiU/ / Ilnninl Phone (302)519-5235 Email Hungry? Check out Cape Cuisine on page 92