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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 24 - September 30, 1999 - 77 Submltted photo RAL honors Holman for service The Rehoboth Art League recently honored one of its most valued and important volunteers, William Holman. A long- time member of the league, Holman has served as treasurer of the Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show for all of its 26 years. His many talents and many hours of devoted service to the league were mentioned at a ceremony at the league naming him the second recipient of the Rehoboth Art League&apos;s Presi- dent's Service Award. Holman is shown here receiving the award from league President Jeffrey W. Seemans. Holman was presented with a proclamation, was asked to sign the league's historic Doors of Fame, and was presented with a shirt identifying him as Treasurer for Life. Tickets on sale for Hall House Designer Showcase, Oct. 3-31 Area residents are invited to ex- perience the style and architecture of the Victorian ra through the Hall House Designer Showcase, 181 Kings Highway, annex to the Govemor's House, Woodbum. The Hall House, which feat'.res the work of 14 Delaware design firms and landscape architects, will be open from Sunday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 31. Delaware's first lady, Martha Carper, initiated the project to preserve the historic home. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 302-739- 3610, or by sending a check or money order to Hall House De- signer Showcase, c/o Friends of Woodburn. 151 Kings Highway, Dover DE 19901. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Gifts Clubs of Delaware and the Friends of Woodbum Inc. The Hall House, built in the 1880s, combines elements of Eastlake, Stick and Gothic archi- tecture. Realizing the house's his- torical value and enchanted with its unique features, Carper came up with the idea of hosting a de- signer showcase to restore the in- terior of the Hall House to its orig- inal form. She began enlisting the help of designers and community leaders throughout the region. Those selected to transform the 20-room and garden areas include the following: Carole Holt and Carole O'Neill, Carole II, Wilmington Katrinka M. Contant, Design One Interiors, Dover William Peuchen, Ethan Continued on page 81 Have your water tested at Coast Day festivities in Lewes Oct. 3 Area residents can have their well water tested for nitrate levels at the University of Delaware's 23rd annual Coast Day, set for Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Lewes cam- pus. The award-winning festival, featuring seminars, research demonstrations, a crab cake cook- off, and dozens of other activities, is sponsored by the University of Sea Grant College Program and the College of Marine Studies (CMS). According to Joseph Scudlark, the laboratory technical coordina- tor at CMS who will conduct the free drinking water testing, nitrate is a soluble form of nitrogen that appears at low concentrations in most surface waters as a result of natural biological productivity and decomposition. Higher con- centrations in groundwater are usually derived from agricultural and/or sewage disposal practices. "Nitrate contamination of drinking water is particularly problematic in coastal areas, where the combination of a shal- low water table and sandy, unre- active soils allows nitrate at the surface to rapidly infiltrate to the water table," he said. At low lev- els, nitrate poses no known hazard to consumers. But high levels have been linked to adverse health effects, specifically blue baby dis- ease, a disorder of young children, infants and fetuses caused by in- adequate oxygenation of the blood." A recent survey estimated that one-quarter of the wells sampled in Sussex County exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen- cy's maximum concentration guidelines for nitrate, which is 10 parts per million. Nitrate in groundwater also has been identi- fied as a source of contamination for coastal waters such as Delaware's Inland Bays, where excess nutrient inputs have been linked to a variety of adverse eco- logical consequences. Those who would like their drinking water tested at Coast Day will need to bring a sample with them in a small, clean, preferably glass bottle. The sam- ple should be drawn from the cold water faucet; if possible from a lo- cation that is closest to the well head, such as outside garden spig- ot. Let the faucet run for about 10 minutes, then rinse the bottle three times with water. After the third rinse, fill the bottle with water and immediately refrigerate it. For the results to be accurate, the sample Delaware Authors Day set Oct. 2 The fourth annual Delaware Authors Day willbe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Delaware Historical Society's downtown Market Street, Wilmington location. This year's event will have feature environmental concern as its theme. Former governor Russell Peterson, who will lead off the program, was the impetus for launching Delaware's Coastal Zone Act; he will present his remembrances of not only that achievement but other mem- orable challenges of his governorship. The Delaware Heritage Commis- sion now features three oral histories of its former statesmen, with Pe- terson the most recent. Already in libraries and bookstores are former governors Elbert Carrel and Sherman Tribbett. The program winds up at 2 p.m. with a panel discussion of local authors who have made the environment a concern. The 11:15 a.m. main speaker is Lisa Couturier, whose rich background traverses Latin and South America. Her writ- ings have appeared under the aegis of the Sierra Club, Lyons Press and Oregon State University Press. Refreshments will be served. For de- tails, contact the Delaware Heritage Commission at 302-577-5044. should remain refrigerated until tested, and if at all possible, kept on ice during the trip to Coast Day. "Testing water samples is an ideal way to provide a valuable public service while also gather- ing useful data for our studies of nutrient levels in Delaware groundwater," Scudlark said. "The results of the analyses will also be used by scientists to map the nitrate levels on Delmarva." Samples should be dropped off in Room 125, Cannon Laboratory. Results will be available within several hours, or they will be mailed within one week of Coast Day. Should a sample's nitrate level exceed the recommended maximum concentration, instruc- tions will be provided on where to go for further assistance. For more information on water test- ing, contact Scudlark at 645- 4300. Coast Day is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp cam- pus, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes. Admission is free; parking is $2. For more information, contact the Marine Communications Office at 302-831-8083, or visit the Web site at <>. OPEN TUESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY THRU SEPTEMBER with DJ each night! "R DOUBLE HEADER "R TUESDAY The Original (since 1977) 1/2 Price Burgers - joins up with Iced Tea Night with specials on gr "" BUDWEISER ,ualini's BREADS. BAGELS DONUTS. PASTRIES Wholesale Retail 101 Atlantic Avenue (behind Crystal's Restaurant) , Rehoboth Beach, DE -""'" 227-2111 FAX 227-1086 KATHY PASQUALINI Largest. Most Diverse Menu Notorius Jumbo Lump Crabcakes .j Fresh Seafood "k Great Appetizers Super Sandwiches & Burgers  Vegetarian Selections " Killer Desserts -k SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE