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16 - CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 27, 2006 DNREC building wins Directors award at state fair DNREC's education building at the Delaware State Fair, featuring the "Leave No Trace" exhibit, was recognized by fair officials with the Directors Choice Award for the most outstanding exhibit at this year's fair. DNREC's building, located on East Rider Road on the fairgrounds in Harrington, is open 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day through Saturday, July 29. Designed by DNREC's Christy Shaffer, the "Leave No Trace" exhibit highlights the importance of protecting the outdoors from overuse and abuse. The exhibit includes a rustic campsite with cleverly crafted "crit- ters" to encourage people to respect ensure future generations can experience the beauty of nature. The building also features 15 displays on DNREC's various environmental pro- grams, including P2, pollution prevention programs for industry and business, the State of Delaware's Green Energy Program offered to electric customers of Delmarva Power, tips on recycling, and information on Delaware's beautiful state parks and the special demonstrations conducted by park naturalists at the fair. This year's family favorite, "Be a Wildlife Detective," teaches ways to identi- fy the signs of different wildlife species wildlife and "leave what you find" to found in Delaware and their important habitats. According to Helen Haughey, chair- woman of DNREC's state fair committee, several new exhibits are included in the building this year. "DNREC's fair team worked extremely hard to develop exhibits that would appeal to both adults and chil- dren," said Haughey. "The response from our visitors has been wonderful. People have enjoyed the new displays and interac- tive games and activities, that are not only educational but fun for the entire family," she said. In addition to the "Leave No Trace" exhibit, the DNREC building includes a new sign and landscaping, as well as a new Division of Fish and Wildlife outdoor pavilion with rotating displays by conserva- tion partners including, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Quality Deer Management Association, and the Delaware Orthinological Society. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control envisions a Delaware that offers a healthy environment where people include a commitment to the protection, enhancement, and enjoyment of the environment in their daily lives. DNREC's scientists and educators are ded- icated to preserving the environment and to protecting human health, ecosystems, and the beauty of Delaware's environment. Rehoboth Film Society offers Cinema by the Surf July 27 This summer, the entire family can enjoy watching films outdoors at the brand-new Rehoboth Beach Bandstand as the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the City of Rehoboth present Cinema by the Surf. Starting at dusk, on Thursday, July 27, Cir/ema by the Surf will feature "Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit." Inventor Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit run a humane pest control service called "Anti- Pesto", and business is booming as their neighborhood prepares for the annual Giant Vegetable Competition. But Wallace and Gromit are finding out that running a "humane" pest control outfit has its drawbacks as their West Wallaby Street home fills to the brim with captive rabbits. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, vegetable-loving "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred veg- etable plots at night, and the corn- petition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it. Lady Tottington's snobby suit- or, Victor Quartermaine, would rather shoot the beast and secure the position of local hero. With the fate of the competition in the bal- ance, it's up to Wallace and the much smarter Gromit to save the day. (2005, runtime: 85 minutes, rated G) This event is free to the public. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Children & Families First adds granaparent program Children & Families First has expanded its Grandparent Resource Center to Sussex County. The Grandparent Resource Center offers education, support groups, counseling and information and referrals for grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising chil- dren. Terri Tyler, MSW is coordinat- ing services for the Grandparent Resource Center out of the Children & Families First Georgetown location. Ms. Tyler is a Delaware native and received her BSW from Delaware State University and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania while completing an internship with Children & Families First Grandparent Resource Center in Dover. She resides with her hus- band Lester, has two sons, Jason and Seth and a granddaughter, Megan. There are approximately 8,550 grandparents and other relatives raising children in Delaware. Grandparent-headed families face multiple challenges, including coping with parenting again as well as legal and financial issues. They may find themselves care- takers due to death, incarceration, divorce, "substance abuse, or HIV/AIDS. Services for the Grandparents Resource Center are designed to help with the challenges of par- enting "the second time around" and build fulfilling, nurturing family relationships. Services include: parenting classes, infor- mation and referrals for custody and guardianship, financial assis- tance, respite, medical issues, school con- and volunteers. For more infor- cerns, behavior and mental health con- cerns. Ongoing day and evening grandparent/ other relative informational TYLER support groups led by professional facilitators provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions, as well as learn through educational presentations. Services are free through fund- mation, please call Terri Tyler at Children & Families First in Georgetown at 856-2388, ext. 120. Children & Families First is a not for profit social service agency that strengthens families and com- munities by providing quality social, educational and mental health services. It is a merger of Family Service Delaware, Children's Bureau of Delaware, Turnabout Counseling and Community Services and most recently the Perinatal Association of Delaware. Children & Families For more information, visit or The Film Society sponsors the Art House Theater, monthly screenings, community outreach initiatives, special events, and the annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 8-12, 2006). The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to pro- moting and supporting the arts in Delaware. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call the Society office at 645-9095. ing from the United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Slate Legislature; free childcare is pro- vided by trained paraprofessionals First is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. 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