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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 20 - August 26, i993 Dennis Forney photo On hand Friday, Aug. 13 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting at Benjamin Franklin's Copper and Tin Shop in Mil- ton were (l-r) Capt. Yorkshire (alias Warner Linsey), Mary Ball Washington (alias Mary Linsey), Morris Watson, Milton Council; June Millman, Milton Council; Milton Mayor Jack Hudson; Diane Lockwood, Milton Council; CharHe Fleetwood, Milton Council; Leah Betts, Milton Council; and Benjamin Franklin (alias Mickey Sggixm). Ben Franklin's copper and tin shop now open in Milton By Dennis Forn Hand-punched copper and tin lanterns, designed to cast interest- ing candle-cast shadows on walls, fill the shelves of Benjamin Franklin's newly opened Copper and Tin Shop in Milton. They, and many other 18th cen- tury lighting products, are the handiwork of Proprietor Mickey Scroggins, alias Ben Franklin. Scroggins, who bears the spit- ting image of the famed revolu- tionary-era statesman, printer, author, and inventor, produces his lighting products in the 107 Union Street shop. He also is an authori- ty on Benjamin Franklin and speaks to groups all over the coun- try, in character. "I produce candle holders, lanterns, match holders and other products right here in the Milton shop," said Scroggins during a grand opening held Friday, Aug. 13. "I learned the trade from James Glynn, a master tinsmith from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was operating out of a two-car garage when the Milton Historical Society asked me to open here. The call came just in time - I was able to get a lot more made here." While shoppers browse in Ben- jamin Franklin's Copper and Tin Shop, they can also tune into Colonial-era films playing on a VCR on a shop counter and watch videos explaining how the Colo- nial lighting products come into being. Scroggins said he is look- ing into opening a second shop in Georgetown in the future. For fur- ther information about Benjamin Franklin's Copper and Tin Shop, call 684-1787. NORTH SHORES Contemporary- custom built 4 BR, 2 BA premium wooded lot near canal landscaped extensive decks rooftop patio attached screened house fully fumished fireplace bath & tennis club membership priced to sell at $379,000. Call Pauline for an appointment. RE/MAx REALTY GROUP 402 Rehoboth Avenue [] Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-4800 800-955-6350 =u,,  Call Pauline Porter New drug dispensing device saves time, money a Beebe Medical Center's Phar- macy has introduced an automated drug dispensing device which functions similarly to an automat- ed teller machine. It provides bet- ter documentation and security, and it saves time and money. Karen Dey, R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy, said that the new Pyxis (pronounced picksis) machines were recently used at the hospital on a trial basis in areas where medications were frequently dis- pensed, such as the Department of Emergency Services and the Criti- cal Care Unit (CCU). "The Pyxis Medication System is a microprocessor-controlled dis- pensing device that allows nurses easy access to medications while providing the secure storage and record-keeping required by the Pharmacy," Dey said. Pyxis has two components, including storage units, which arc located in patient care areas for nursing access, and a pharmacy ::iiiiii iii!i  ':[ Beebe Medical Center's Pharmacy Director Karen Dey demonstrates the hospital's new Pyxis drug dispensing machine to Kim WeBs, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. console which has the capability to automatically send billing infor- marion to the hospital's computer system. It is estimated that more than $7,000 per month will be realized due to this computerized billing system. Another advantage is that pro- fessional staff will spend more time on direct patient care, and less on paperwork. The system also allows the Pharmacy to keep up-to-the-minute inventory data which helps streamline restocking. Rehoboth Bay Realty Co. Ea  indtly owned mid operated 945-7600 800-627-7253 Rt. 24 Peddler's Village, Lewes, DE 19958 ANGOLA BY THE BAY This super priced salt box is a must see! 3 BR, 2 BA, brick fire- place, pine ceiling in great room, maintenance free exterior and more. Don't pass this one up! Recently reduced to $102,500. ANGOLA BY THE BAY Least expensive home in water- front community. Ideally situat- ed behind the pool and club- house, this doublewide has 3 BR, 2 BA and is being sold furnished. Property needs "sprucing  but is a steal at just $52,500. GEORGETOWN AREA Lovely low maintenance rancher with 4 BR, 2 BA, screened porch, family room and lots of warmth and charm in a rural setting. All that's lacking with this house is the right family to give it the TLC it deserves. $113,900.