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S - CAPE GAZETIIg, Friday, September 13 - September 19,1996 Continued from page 6 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. As a foot note: I believe that we require revenue to support ser- vices for our visitors (lifeguards, beach maintenance and clean up, bathroom facilities, etc.) In the past, these costs have been cov- ered by revenue gained through parking meters. New revenues are required and could be generated by more meters, beach fees or per- mits. I support permits as a fair method of raising funds and man- aging parking. As to cries lament- ing free beaches, why have these complaints not been levied against the numerous private beaches lin- ing our shores? Their approach to visitor services has been to elimi- nate the costs by totally excluding the visitors. Patti Shreeve Rehoboth Beach Efforts to distort campaign backfire I would like to sincerely thank all of the supporters and voters who so generously helped me in the recent primary election for Sussex County Council. Although we lost the election by 48 votes, our campaign won over- wbelmingly in Lewes and the two voting districts adjacent to Lewes. I am now truly convinced that my message of less government and more freedom is what people are seeking. The seven weeks I had after deciding to run for office just wasn't quite enough time for the citizens of the Milford and Lin- coln areas to learn who I was and what I stand for. This was a very enjoyable and clean campaign with one excep- tion. The day before the election, three members of a certain citi- zens' group had a coordinated let- ter writing campaign in the Cape Gazette. This was an attempt to distort my positions and poison my campaign with only hours to go before the election. I feel that their effort backfn'ed. I talked to dozens of voters at the polls who are angry about their constant drumbeat of negativism that is anti-opportunity, anti-free- dom and anti-American tradition. The result was that our campaign won in the Lewes and surrounding areas by better than a two to one margin. I hope that our candidates realize that this group represents only a small group of voters and will not let their actions be distort- ed by them. In conclusion, I would like to thank all who came to the polls, both Republican and Democrat. It is the citizens who are willing to sacrifice a beautiful Saturday to come out to the polls that are keeping our democratic traditions alive. Richard G. Collins Lewes Health Fair a success The Fifth Annual Long Neck Health Fair "Health Day by the Bay", was held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Pot-Nets Beach. Over 1,000 participants of all ages took advantage of the beautiful weather and waterfront setting. Forty exhibitors provided health information and screenings, as well as numerous activities for children. The Health Fair featured demonstrations by the Delaware State Police, American Red Cross and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Children's events included a bicy- cle safety rodeo, identification videos and fingerprinting. Health professionals were on hand to ed- ucate the crowd on diabetes, can- cer, heart disease, aging, preven- tative medicine and safety. Food and entertainment were available throughout the day and the grand prize winner was Mary Montague of Rehoboth Shores. She and her guests will enjoy din- ner at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Lewes followed by a sunset cruise on the Jolly Rover. The re- cipient of the $500 Exhibitors Award was the American Associ- ation of Retired Persons. The Health Fair sponsors (Tun- nell Communities, Visiting Nurs- es Association of Delaware and Mammography of Delaware) would like to acknowledge the volunteers who made this event such a success. Approximately 15 residents of Pot-Nets and Indian Landing devoted much of their time and energy to this worth- while cause. Larry Clifford TunneH Communities Health Fair sponsor Time for RAL to work for future The following letter was written to Marcia Marvel, Rehoboth Art League president, with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication. First let me say that to be a member of the Rehoboth Art League is a pleasure and a privi- lege. As an artist/craftsperson the Art League has been good for me and was an added bonus in mov- ing to Rehoboth Beach. A quarterly newsletter from the Rehoboth Art League bringing the membership up to date with what's happening would go a long way to making the members feel part of the League. Tell us (all of us) about the money coming in and going out. Board members should ask themselves if they were not on the board, what they would want to know. If you want our loyalty in the giving of time and money, you must inspire us to feel a part of the Art League and to want to contribute. It is not un- reasonable to expect the first of these newsletters to be out in the next two months. The new director is not Charles, , nor a carbon copy of Charles, but a very personable and capable person in her own right. With help from all she will make the Rehoboth Art League even bigger and better. This can only be done if the members feel that they are important and the board is not try- ing to act in secrecy without tak- ing the members' concerns into consideration (as the rumors say). It was very evident by the large turnout at this year's annual meet- ing that there are concerns. You have gotten our attention, now help us to understand accurately what is happening and why. We need to end the rumors and divisiveness and work together for the common good. The time for blame is past - let the members work together with the board for the future, our future, as the Re- hoboth Art League. Sandra L. Robbins Rehoboth Beach RAL outdoors show chair says thanks Again the Rehoboth Art League annual Outdoor Show was blessed with good weather and excellent sales. This is the 23rd year, and the show continues to grow in im- portance in the Delmarva art com- munity. Many people contributed their time and talents to make the show successful. They include the staff at RAL - Lyn, Virginia, James, Dan and especially the new direc- tor, Nancy O'Brien. Volunteers who helped in many capacities in- cluded Fritz and Betty Hessemer, Bill Holman, Joe Whalen, Ed Miller, Jerry Alexander, Hugh Andrew, Don Durost, Betty Palmer and Sandy Robbins. Charles Palmer and Carolyn Wright were invaluable as consul- tants in addition to their other help. A special thanks goes to the chair emeritus, Nanette Cunliffe. Thanks also to Plaza Gourmet and Bagel Bagel for their tasty ad- ditions to our show and to Ralph Scaggs and his crew who erected the fence. To all who attended and pur- chased art and crafts, thank you for contributing to the successes of the show. Dolores M. Andrew RAL Outdoor Show Chair All Saints Antiques Show chair says thanks On behalf of the committee for the 47th annual All Saints' Parish Antiques Show held Aug. 5-8, we would like to thank you for the ex- cellent coverage you provided the show. It was a major contribution to the show's success. There were many individual volunteers and businesses who donated their time and effort to our show to whom we are most grateful. In particular, we wish to thank the following restaurants for the splendid food they contributed to our preview party the evening of Aug. 5: The Blue Moon, The Camel's Hump, The Chef s Table, Chez La Mer, The Corner Cup- board, Garden Gourmet, Gilli- gan's, The Lighthouse, Nicola's, The Rose and Crown and Victo- ria's. Flowers for the show were pro- vided by Bayberry's Flowers and shrubbery for the entrance was provided by Windsor's, which helped make the all very attrac- five. We are also grateful to Del- marva Power and Richard Steele, contractor, for helping with the publicity. Special recognition is also due to Linda Frear of Heart's Delight for catering lunch and tea. This was a new feature of the show and a very pleasant attraction. The Convention Center staff, as al- ways, did a fine job of supporting us and making sure things ran smoothly. Our thanks to all who helped us with the 1996 show, to all who do- nated and to all our visitors. We hope to see you next year! Ray Thayer Antiques Show Chairman All Saints' Episcopal Church Milton book fair a great success I would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank everyone who helped make The Friends of the Milton Public Library Book Fair a SUCCESS. Without the cooperation of so many "Friends" we could never have sponsored this event. A spe- cial thanks to Mary Catherine Hopkins and her wonderful staff at the library. They were a tremendous help. Also, because of the many busi- ness and patron donations, our Basket Full of Milton raffle was a huge success. The Friends of the Milton Public Library had a great day at Bargains on the Broadkill because of their support of our or- ganization. We thank all of them. Jill Magee President Friends of the Milton Public Library Iewes Library thanks supporters The Lewes Public Library wish- es to thank the following commu- nity sponsors for merchandise do- nations to our 1996 Summer Reading Program: The Lewes Beach Dairy Queen, Kid's Ketch, Lemon Tree By-The -Sea, Skateworld II. Their acknowledgment of the efforts of our children fosters community spirit, self-esteem and a life long love of learning. They are to be commended! Kathy Graybeal Children's Librarian TRIAD has outstanding day The newly formed Sussex Coastal TRIAD conducted a free seminar on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Long Neck Elementary School. There was an outstanding pre- sentation for senior citizens by Cpl. Lewis Briggs and Judy Smith of the Delaware State Police. Rep. George Bunting, Sussex Councilman George Cole and state senatorial candidate Kenneth Clark showed their support of the seminar and greeted the attendees. The one thing that got the semi- nat off on the right foot was the great coffee and delicious dough- nuts provided by Uncle Willie's of Long Neck. Their contribution was really appreciated by all who attended the seminar. They are to be congratulated for their support of local community activities and should receive our patronage. Paul Hewett AARP District Director Long Neck Murray appreciates voters' support I want to say "thank you" to all of the voters in the 38th district who turned out to vote in the Delaware primary this past Satur- day. You showed your support for the political process that allows you to choose those who will help to make things better in South- eastern Sussex County. I am very humbled that you chose me to represent you in the November 5th general election on the Republican ticket for the 38th representative district. This pri- mary election gave me the oppor- tunity to meet you and to talk with you about our community. Thank you for welcoming me into your homes and sharing your thoughts with me. To me, sitting down and talking with you is the most grati- fying part of the election process. It is important that you let me know what is on your mind. I will be there to listen to your concerns and to take the appropriate action. In the upcoming months, I will again try to contact each family in the 38th district so you can meet me and I can meet you. I sincerely want to meet you and talk with you. This is the way I like to do things. The election for the Republican representative seat in the 38th dis- trict was a close race that I was happy to win. On a statewide ba- sis, this was one of the closest races in the Delaware primary. It was a close race because there were two good candidates running to serve you. My opponent, Bruce Layton, went all out and ran a tough, but fair, campaign. By playing by the rules, Mr. Layton and all his dedicated workers earned the respect of every person in Southeastern Sussex County. Bruce Layton's good work in our community is well known and we all know he will continue to be ac- tive in the political process. Again, thank you for electing me to represent you in the No- vember 5th general election for the 38th representative district seat. I look forward to meeting you and talking with you in the upcoming months. Bill Murray Ocean View On road resurfacing on Road 285 Whoever is responsible for leaving a thick layer of chips after re-surfacing the shoulders on Road 285 needs to re-think this. There is now a new breed of su- per-moron who runs on to these chips at high speed to throw them up on the car behind. Motorists take note! Bill Atkins Rehoboth Beach