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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, September 24 - September 30, 1999.73 Ferry component of Toast the Coast 2000 canceled Plans to hold a New Year's Eve celebration at the Lewes ferry termi- nal have been canceled due to the low number of advanced ticket sales. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach and Lewes Chambers of Com- merce and the Delaware River & Bay Authority, primary hosts of_he event, announced their decision after evaluating the sales orders re- ceived this far. Carol Everhart, executive director of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber, said that in spite of all the planning and event promo- tions, the hosts expressed concern that a high-caliber event could-not be successful without benefit of significant advanced ticket sales. Although the ferry terminal portion of the event has been canceled, Everhart said many other Toast the Coast 2000 events will occur throughout the New Year's weekend. For a program of those events to date, call the Chamber at 227-2233, Ext. 15. Submitted photo These unusual garden sprinklers by Ira Mensh of Ocean City, Md. have the attention of Gin- ny Schnitzler, left, of Lewes, and her daughter,'Marjorie Marra at the Lewes Historical Soci- ety Craft Fair. Mensh is one of more than 70 artisans who will be displaying their work on Saturday, Oct. 2. A wide variety of American crafts will be exhibited at the Historical Society Complex in Lewes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date ins Oct. 3. Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair e;lrly holiday shopping opportunity It's becoming a tradition. And it professional craftspeople," she ations use dried flowers, vegeta- shares one of Lewes" busiest fall weekends which focuses on the heritage of the legacy of the sea. The third annual presentation of the Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2, will offer fair-goers an opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of American crafts which will be dis- played at the Historical Society Complex in Lewes at Third and Shipcarpenter streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 3. Craft Fair Chairman Carolyn Lester said that the committee has continued its efforts to attract newcomers to exhibit and in some cases, even demonstrate their crafts. "We had great success this sum- mer in attracting new artists, and we think that the word is out that this is a quality show geared to said. "Couple that with the holi- day gift-giving season soon to be upon us and it offers a great op- portunity for fair goers to pur- chase unusual and in some cases one-of-a-kind gifts. We've have folks who'll be exhibiting hand- made dolls, quilts, bath salts and soaps, Old World style Santas, painted glassware and lots of beautiful jewelry, just to highlight the range of items to be on dis- play." She said that the show will also feature artisans whose crafts "are compatible with our nautical her- itage and historic surroundings. And because our show is juried, the public will again see excel- lence in the various media or tech- niques displayed." Among-the newcomers exhibit- ing are Kit Taylor from Landen- berg, Pa. Her shadow box cre- bles, wooden blocks and other materials. Baltimore craftswoman Joanne Woodward-Tew will dis- Continued on page 74 BF.ACH Fresh Local Seafood Black Angus Stieaks Unique Pastas Happy Hour 5-0:30 & fO-CL Sf.O0 off Rail 75 off Beer Rt. Drive, Open 7 ni 00spumff Order between 4:30 - 6:30 pm and get 15% off your entire check. 1st Street & Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach 227-4199