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.|[llJ! LI! [ ,l[lmllllJall ql JlllUJmmmw,w,qliliPmulmm'u'mumw ....................................... 8 - CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, July 11- July 17, 1997 Bravo to Main Street for fireworks BRAVO, BRAVO to Kathy Kramedas-McGuiness, Anne Marie Bumell, and the Rehoboth Beach Main Street Association for the spectacular fireworks display. It's unfortunate that the Delaware State News' headlines were so negative (Bang Goes Bust), but no one could have predicted the un- predictable. In reality, it was the positive hard work of these ladies, their supporters and sponsors who made possible a most memorable event - the return of fireworks to Rehoboth. The event-and its suc- cess is to be commended - not crit- icized. And, to Kathy, Anne Marie and Main Street, thankyou! Our check for next year's fireworks is forth- coming. Keep up the good work! Phyllis Mahalis Kim Cox " Baltimore, Md. Thanks for fireworks Thank you to the City of Re- hoboth Beach and Main Street for the most ecellent fireworks dis- play. What a profesgional job the Re- hoboth Beach Police Department and fire company did in control- ling the crowd and traffic. We had no problem getting in or out of town. And the fireworks...what an awesome display. I truly hope this is done every year. It's great for the people and businesses, and what a "safe" way to present fireworks...over the ocean! Thank you for making this evening a wonderful one for my family and me. The David Family Lewes Fireworks were great The following letter was sent to Rehoboth Beach Mainstreet with a' copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publicatirn. I liked the fireworks last night. So did my brother. Our favorite one was the grand fanolly (sic). It was super to stay up late. It made my morn smile. Here is two dollars for next year's fireworks. ' John Thomas, age 8 Lewes PraiSe of those who get involved This letter is written in praise of those individuals who are not too "busy" to assume the responsibili- ty of their communities. Today the typical American has adopted a passive attitude toward the inter- ests of the community at large, al- lowing special-interest groups to infringe upon our right to.enjoy and protect the standard of living we've come to expect as citizens. When I see or read about a indi- strains of these opposing groups, who has overcome the natural re- luctance to get involved (no mat- ter what the issue), I can only re- spect that person. Such indiyidu- als deserve our praise. People voicing their opinions, either for or against issues, should be ad- mired instead of belittled, and yet most of our citizens feel it is sim- ply too risky to speak out on" be- half of something they perceive as an injustice (especially in a nation of lawsuits an potentially violent .strangers). However, fear of ridiculo or potential violence does not justify apathy. A sense of communal responsibility should stem from a willingness to speak out for the common good, not just the need to act when we each are individually affected by an issue. In the years that I have lived in Lewes, I have attended many city, county, and state public work- shops. I have attended public hearings, council meetings, Del- DOT meetings, really too many to list - and nany varied views and opinions have been stated at these meetings. I agreed with some and I have opposed others, but regard- less of my opinion, I still respect- ed each individual who spoke. By "sharing the communal responsi- bility, braving opposition in order to state their view, they have earned my respect. I thank all these citizens for carrying on the intent of our -revolutionary founders. I thank them for not sit- ting quietly, passively allowing laws to be made for them. Laws can only offer us a minimum guideline; a standard of behavior. It is up to us as citizens to make sure that these laws are based on common sense and fairness to all, not just the concerns of small fac- tions. If you have a concern, attend the proper meeting and voice your opinion. Don't just write a letter to the editor to complain. State your views in the proper forum and whether your fellow citizens agree with you or not, you will be part of the process instead of feefing victimized by it. See you all at the next public meeting! Thank you. Jim Ippolito Lewes Thanks to Brandi Reed We wish to express our appreci- ation to Brandi Reed, the teachers at Milton Middle School, and most of all to the transition stu- dents moving over to Cape Hen- lopen High School in the fail, for the small tribute given to Keith in your transition ceremony. Thank you for remembering his friend- ship and love. May his spirit of love, friendship and kindness fol-- low you through your Cape High years. Remember, "oh, the places we've been, and the places we'll go." Our best to you all! Kate, Brooke, Betsy and Clay Monroe Nassau . On road repaying I have observed that Sussex County Road 277 has been re- Route 24 to the intersection of Road 277A. Now the thing that seems odd to me is that repaving is done only in that short distance of about a mile. Also, about a year ago in the same area, the speed limit was changed to 40 miles per hour, which also seemed odd to me at that time, since I could not see any need for this limit any more than the re- mainder of Road 277, As a matter of fact, there were other sections of Road 277 that. would seem to require speed limiting more so than that section passing Fox Run and Willows - for example, the curve near the upper end of Love Creek. After observing the two ac- tions that had taken place in the same area, I get the feeling that there is Some patronage going on, or that some high bureaucrat or politician that lives in this area is getting some perks. If true, such favoritism should be stopped and those responsible penalized. Sure, I could call the State Road Commission about this and I would most likely get a.reply something like this: "The road im- provement was scheduled a long time ago." I would say, "Hog- wash!" There was only one very small section of Road 277 that showed some small patching was needed but State Roads Commis- sion over looks the fact that there are sections of Route 23 in bad shape Also, Route 23 is heavily traveled, often times at speeds ex- ceeding the limit, and is also used quite often by emergency vehi- cles. B.R. Myers Lewes Thanks for HOB computer support We want to extend a sincere "thank you" to everyone who has contributed to H.O.B. Elementary School's successful Computer Lab Fund Drive. The staff, stu- dents, parents and friends of H.O.B. have worked hard and the community has responded gener- ously. We have raised more than $26,000! We appreciate the sup- port of our P.T.O., Reed Trucking, McDonald's, Funland, Perdue Farins, Short Funeral Services, W. Paynter Sharp & Sons, Jim War- rington, Contractor, Brown's Re- pair & Service, Mr. and Mrs. Eu- gene McNatt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Secunde, Sadie. and Jake Churilla, Richard Clifton, Bill Degnan Technology Fund, Milton Lions Club, Dewey Beach Lions Club, Cape Gazette (publicity) and many others. The students of H.O. Brfttingham will benefit from this new technology for many years to come. - The staff at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School Milton Take a stand on tobacco I read recently about the lack of leadership among this country's politicians. As a die-hard Republi- can, ! humbly make the following suggestion to this area's elected vidual who has overcome the paved from the intersection of municipal and state officials: Take a stand (even if only symbolic to the rest of the nation). Be FIRST at something again (we are the First State); promote all govern- ment divestiture of tobacco stocks. In light of events in recent weeks regarding the tobacco in- dustry being judged and admitting to practically being approve d drug dealers, how can we as good citi- zens, smokers and non-smokers alike, condoned the greatest mass execution in history. Four hundred twenty-five tho;isand U.S. citizens a year for at least 40 years is a lot of people to pay the ultimate price for a poor decision made during a frivolous youth. By the way, I am the worst kind of critic against smoking due to my own cessatio of the addiction after a 35-year, two and a half pack a day habit. I am a reformed smoker. - Harold F. Gardner Jr. Rehoboth Beach Thanks for Garden Tour participation The Lewes Chamber of Com- merce and Visitors Bureau would like to thnk the numerous volun- teers who helped with its recent 7th Annual Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour. Community sup- port for this popular annual event enabled record numbers of ticket holders this year to visit the "hid- den gardens" Of Lewes. The chamber is especially grate- ful to the following garden owners who invited the public to visit their backyards and enjoy the fruits of their 'labor:' The Vessels (Mary, Jack and Mickey), Kevin and Marion Moore, Jim Graves and Hunter Kesmodel, Stephanie Tsantes, Ed Yoe and Richard Lee Brawley (who also generously do- nated the use of their garden for the Garden Cocktail Party the night before the Garden Tour), Douglas Culton and Douglas Fowler, Huno and Millie Peder- sen, Vince Walsh arid Tom Sheri- dan, Robert Kovalcik and Bob Howard, Norman and Jennie Hansen, and Eugene and Marlene McCoy. We would also like to thank the following individuals and organi- zations for donating goods and services: The Cit, of Lewes, for its overall support; Program and Advertising Design, Glyphix Ad- vertising/Richard and Tina Jundt; Shuttle Services, Beebe Medical Center, Harbor Healthcare Center and Irish Eyes; Musicians in the Gardens,'Kris and Mike Elliot and the Delaware Music School and. its director, Donna deKuyper; Artists in the Gardens, Julie Bax- endell, Denise Calisti, Carol Gray, Frances Hart, Laura Hickman, Henry Meier, Julie Molyneux and Jane Mullenhour, and their spon- sors - Wilmington Trust, Gilli- gan's Restaurant, Delaware River and Bay Authority, and Anglers Motel; Fisher-Martin House Gallery Display: Cape Artists; Flower Arranging Demonstrations in the Garden, William (Bill) Ne- un and Mayumi Williamson; Idea Gardens, University of Delaware Research & Education, George- Works, Grizzly's, Lewes Presby- terian Church, and the Luzadors; Idea Garden participants, J.B. Landscaping, DeVilbiss Land- scape Architects, Zando Designs, Accents. of Nature, Vernon Creek Landscaping and Ronny's Garden World; Idea Garden judges, Sue Barton, Dr. Arthur Tucker, Pamela Sapko and John Feliciani; Lectures, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and speakers Bob Edelen of Hollyberry Orchids, Jay Wind- sor of Windsor's Flower/Plant Outlet, and Charles Thomas of' Lilypons Water Gardens; Con- tainer Garden Contest, Jack Ves- sels; Tour Garden Banner Im- printing, Graves Uniforms; Food Tent, University of Delaware, Lewes, Dunkin' Donuts, Lloyds IGA, Daily Market and Karlyn Dewson; Garden Cocktail Party, Karl Thomas, La Rosa Negra, Kupchick's, The Buttery, Gilli- gan's, Oby Lee Coffee, Lewes Fishhouse, Cinnamon Falls, De- lectable Catering, Gertie's Greengrocer, Lighthouse Restau- rant, Daily Market, Lemon Tree, The Roadhouse Steak Joint, Sugar & Spice Collection, Rose & Crown, A Taste of Heaven, Herr's Foods, Roadster's, Irish Eyes-and 2nd Street Popcorn; and to the many Lewes and area residents who volunteered to be hosts and hostesses in ttle garden and lec- tures, drive shuttles, assist With the Garden Pu'ty and work in the Food Tent. Lastly, the success of this year's event would not be possible with- out the tireless efforts of the Gar- den Tour Steering Committee: Tony Boyd-Heron, LYnne Chichi, Suzie Cleaver, Joan and Jim Cooper, Trenny Elliott, Betty Grunder, Bob Howard, Laura Jar- man, Kevin Moore, Roberta Ran- ney, Judy Rea, Linda Saccardi, Anne Schulze, Jerry Scott, Karen Ulrich, Jack and Mickey Vessels, Helen Waite and Ed Yoe. Mary Vessels, Chairperson Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour BetsyReamer, executive director, Lewes Chamber of Commerce Meals on Wheels. says thanks Meals on Wheels of Lewes & Rehoboth, Inc. would like to con- gratulate Ed Lambdin, the winner of the autographed Arnold Palmer print that was raffled July 1. We would also like to express our sin- cere gratitude to the Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club Pro Shop and the Kings Creek Coun- try Club Pro Shop for displaying the print and selling the raffle tickets. Thank you to Trish Ver- " non of the Cape Gazette and Betty Goldbach of Mystic Gifts in Lewes for participating in ticket sales. A very special thank you to Mulligans Restaurant on Route 1 for selling the most raffle tickets and allowing us to display the print and hold the drawing at their fine restaurant. The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, town, Lewes Board of Public ........ sffand v01unteers.