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o: Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 6S Fort Miles Historical Association seeks new members The Fort Miles Historical ranging from carpenters, electri- Association is seeking new mem- clans, metalworkers, researchers bers, especially history fans, tour and historians. We have a lot on guides and willing workers, our plate, from building exhibits The association was formed in and determining the historical 2003 to restore what was one of background of artifacts, to keep- the largest shore batteries in the ing the place standing tall. As we United States during World War move forward, we need to add to II. About 2,000 soldiers were our ranks. Please join our group stationed at Fort Miles to guard of volunteers and have fun with the entrance of the Delaware us," Roberts said. Bay from enemy warships. The More docents are needed to location at Cape Henlopen was conduct tours and educate the critical because war supplies public about Fort Miles. Docent traveled the bay from Philadel- training is periodically conduct- phia and Wilmington. ed by Delaware State Parks staff, Since the association was said Shawn B. Heacock, park formed, progress has been made interpreter. to restore Battery 519, which "The tour program of Fort housed two 12-inch guns. One Miles is the backbone of every- 12-inch gun is on display and . thing we do here. Tours help is a highlight of fort tours. Fort to increase awareness of the Miles is unusual because the project and what Fort Miles was big guns were housed in under- in the greater context of World ground bunkers hidden in the War II," Heacock said. "Finding great dunes that overlook the people who are engaging, en- Atlantic Ocean. ergetic and willing to learn the The fort is being restored history of Fort Miles and share mainly by volunteers who call that knowledge with others is themselves the Bunker Bust- what we need. Without a solid ers. They meet at the fort most tour program to enhance public Thursdays and Fridays and are awareness and engagement with from a wide variety of back- Fort Miles, the project would not grounds. They are led by FMHA be moving forward." board member John V.H. Rob- Dr. Gary D. Wray, association erts. president, said the fort is an as- "We have a sophisticated set to Sussex County and all of group of volunteers with skills Delaware. "FMHA is now at the time where we need to expand our do'- cent base as we begin to ramp up our effort to open our museum on a more regular basis. Over the last two years, the Delaware Legislature has given us much support, and our museum is now in its key planning phase and more docents are needed to help interpret inside the museum," Wray said. For more information go to SUBMITTED PHOT CAPE HENLOPEN STATE Parks interpreter Shawn Heacock talks to a tour group in the south gun room. He is holding a trigger that sets off a loud boom that simulates the noise the gun would have made. t NATIONAL ASSISTEDLIVING WEEK TO BE CELEBRATED SEPT. 8-14 SUBMITTED PHOTO BRANDYWINE SENIOR lIVING at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth is pre- paring to celebrate National Assisted Living Week Sept. 8-14. This year's theme is Homemade Happiness, so residents of the community are cre- ating a homemade quilt. Each square of the quilt represents an individual resident and symbol- izes whatmakes that resident happyl The I05 squares will be fitted to- gether into a beautiful q~Jilt to be unveited on Grandparents Dayi Sept 8. Visitors are invited to stop in anytime during the week of Sept. 8 through 14 to see the quilt. Care Manager Stephanie Baranowski, left, is shown assisting resident Connie Slack in creating her quilt square. Does pornography or some other sexual addiction havea grip on you? You're not alone. Come to our meetings. Email us in total privacy at: Relief.soon @ New Covenant Presbyterian Church Lewes, DE