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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26. July 2, 1998.59 Woodcarvers make their mark on Cape Rcglon landscape 'Mongo' shapes art from inspiration for Angola resident By Trish Vernon People riding through the Woods on Herring Creek in An- gola Neck are doing a double take as they come across "Chief Little Owl" standing guard over the home of Fred Webb. The 12-foot-tall chief is the cre- ative handiwork of Rob Lucus, or "Mongo," as he is known in local circles, who was inspired by the original totem pole in Bethany Beach, carved by Peter Toth. Webb and Mongo looked high and low for an appropriate log from which to fashion the chief before stumbling across a healthy 30-foot white oak at Collins Sawmill in Gumboro. After a little chainsaw action, Mongo went to work with a hand chisel and hand-help rasp, but not before tracking down Toth in Florida, seeking permission to copy the original. "Toth's still carving and he was flattered that I would take the time to write him because most people wouldn't even ask his permission," Mongo noted. Toth's Bethany totem pole was destroyed by termites and a copy Continued on page 60 Chain of events helps Beach make his mark as a carver By Rosanne Pack He doesn't exactly use sharply honed carving knives or fine- edged chisels, but Dennis Beach produces detailed, often delicate- appearing, carvings that are accu- rate and expressive renditions of wildlife or Native American Indi- an totems. His main tools are full-sized, gas-fired chain saws that roar and send sawdust flying as he expertly outlines the beak of an eagle or the perky ears of a bear cub peeking out of a hollow log. His carvings range from a cou- ple of feet high to life-size; most are very true to what a visitor to the woods might meet, but some are whimsical and a little mischie- vous in expression. Earlier this week, Beach set up his complement of saws, logs and wood preservative in front of the Roadhouse and bore down on Continued on page 60 Rob Lucus, better known as Mongo, stands with "Chief Lit- tle Owl," the totem pole he is now putting the finishing touch- es on which guards over a Woods on Herring Creek home. THE TEAM TO HANDLE ALL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS '/:i' i! !-. :ii,! ..... i: :,. REHOBOTH BEACH GARDENS 3 BR, 21/2 BA townhome being sold furnished. New roof and siding. Screened porch and fireplace in the living room. Community pool and tennis. ASKING $96,900 EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN PINEWATER FARMS One floor living in this solidly built traditional style home. 3 BR, 2 BA, open floor plan, tile entrance foyer, kitchen to excite any chef and 2 car garage. 20 minutes to the beach! ASKING $214,900 i GREAT SALTBOX ON 1 1/2 LOTS New roof and skylights in 1995. Nicely landscaped, front and rear decks. 3 BR, 2 BA, with cathedral ceiling in living room. Located on quiet street in waterfront community. _ ASKING $109,500 CROWLEY ASSOCIATES REALTY, Rehoboth Beach - Bethany Beach, Delaware National Listing System 302-227-6131. 800 242-4213 e-mail at Member Broker COUNTRY LIVING AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE! 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home with 10'x40' family room addition on six acres. CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OFFERED AT $78,900 NEW LISTING 3,77 ACRES Wooded Parcel Rural Setting Plenty of Privacy Asking: $55,000 Call for Details. DEVELOPERS RENTALS SALES 4129 Highway One Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 RO. Drawer C, N. Pennsylania Avenue at Route One ny Beach, Delaware 19930m Rehoboth Bay Realty, Co More POWER to you 302-945-7600 Quality Service Pinnacle Award Winning Office 1996-1997 ANGOLA BY THE BAY 3 BR, 2 BA Salt box with heat pump, screened porch, sundeck, ceiling fans, track lighting with dimmers and an attached garage designed to fit your boat for inside storage. This lovely home is located on 1 1/2 lots and is close to the marina. $128,500. WHAT A DEAL! 3 BR, 2 BA ranch ideally situated close to the marina and crabbing pier. Home offers oil heat, central air, extensive remodeling, new carpeting plus room to enlarge. All this on a lot and a half for just $84,500. ANGOLA BY THE BAY Lots of room in this recently paint- led 3 BR, 2 BA split foyer home. Heat pump, screened porch and ready to finish basement are just a few of the pluses. $114,500. EVERYONE FITS! 3-5 BR, 2 BA raised ranch. There is room for all in this spacious home that features a family room with kitch- enette, woodstove, laundry room, shop, enclosed porch and more. Home has had lots of TLC. $109,900. SUMMER IS HERE! Do you have your vacation home? This 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Captain's Grant would be a great vacation or year round home. Has desirable gas heat, central air, cathedral ceiling, ceiling fans, large screened porch, utility room and so much more. $87,900.