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Continued from page 6 encourage goal-setting and healthy lifestyles. Finally, pro- ceeds from a race always go to a local charity. This year a donation was made to a local library. The community also benefits by at- tracting runners from all over Delaware as well as New Jersey, Maryland, Washington and Vir- ginia. More visitors also mean more business for local merchants. If it weren't for these events, my husband and I would probably go elsewhere for the weekend. These races ar extremely popular and attract over 200 runners and their families to Rehoboth each week- end. We, along with the many other runners who come to Rehoboth, want to thank Tim Bamforth, Lee Masser of Masser Timing, the Seashore Striders and the many other dedicated volunteers who give their time each weekend to make it happen. We also want to thank the City of Rehoboth, Cape Gazette and Dave Frederick, for supporting these events. John and Rose Weiss Wyoming Dennis Forney Leave Lewes' greatest asset alone By what reasoning did the drafters of the Revised Zoning Or- dinance decide that the area around Lewes' greatest asset, the canal, should be made a "commer- cial core"? This zoning would allow a solid line of 40-foot high, high-density buildings like the Beacon Motel, to line Anglers Road and the end of East Market Street. This would block the view of, and access to, the canal. Worst of all, this zoning would add serious traffic and in- tersection congestion to Savannah and Anglers Roads, where it is al- ready unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists during the season. Then there is the sewage load in what must already be a strained treat- ment plant, judging by the almost continuous loud grinding noises coming from American Legion Road. How can this zoning possi- bly be justified as good for Lewes? People live here all year-round and people come here because Lewes is different. It is a town not lined with four-story concrete mo- tels and businesses, dark and de- serted six months of the year. Imagine the area of Anglers Road and East Market Street presently with its two-story business build- ings, residential homes and open spaces, where deer, birds and oth- er wildlife live, becoming a solid Dewey Beachlike mass. One can be sure this will happen by listen- ing to the developers of the De- Braak property. They said that in order to justify the expense of the site and to re- ceive a reasonable return on the investment, it is necessary to cov- er as much ground and go as high as allowed to have tho, most mount of peolle come. There comes a time when bigger is not better. The Angleis Road and East Market Street area should be left residential where it is al- ready so, and Anglers Road should be left low-rise C-1 commercial/ residential as it already is. This will keep the area in scale with the greater part of Lewes Beach and accessible to all. Write to your councilman to op- pose the proposed Commercial Core zoning before it is too late! Constance Costigan Lewes Some information on Sugar Free Kids Sugar Free Kids is a branch of the American Diabetes Associa- tion. We join together twice a year to learn about diabetes and give support to newly diagnosed fami- lies. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure things run smoothly, and for that we thank Don Post, Patt Wagner, Irene Bunting, Gin- ny Borodulia, Cheryl and Porky Bunting, Wendy Mears and Karen Schneller. Our two speakers this year were Connie Swenson of A.I. duPont, and Bill King; both were educa- tional and inspirational. We also plan a little fun into our weekend. To help this year, the Lord Balti- more Lions Club put on a carnival for the kids. Thank you to Pete Powell, Bill and Eve Evans, Don Stein, Karl Gude and Bey King. Prizes were given by G&E Hard- ware, Rep. Shirley Price of Mur- ray's Bait, and D.J.'s Dollar Store. Thank you all. After swimming and dinner, we had an owl watch and a special surprise as Dr. Wag- ner inflated his hot air balloon and gave everyone tethered rides. Thanks, Dr. Wagner. The staff did a great job feeding us and making us feel at home at Camp Arrow- head. It takes financial support to make a weekend like this happen, and we thank for their support the Fenwick Lions, The Redmen, Principal Health, the American Diabetes Association and Lord Baltimore Lions. Finally, thanks to Dr. Nick Borodulia and Patt Wagner for making us all feel safe. Diabetes is the best-kept-secret disease and few:people are aware that diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, stroke and am- putations. The annual direct and indirect cost (missing work, dis- ability and loss of life) is $92 bil- lion. Two people every day die from diabetes in the state of Delaware due to complications of diabetes. On Oct. 4, the American Dia- betes Association is holding a walk in Lewes to help find a cure for diabetes. If you have diabetes or know someone who has the dis- ease, come out and support the walk. If you cannot make the walk, I will be walking and I'm looking for sponsors. If you would like to make a donation, my phone num- ber is 539-0381. If you need more CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998"- 7 information in. diabetes, call the American Diabetes Association at 684-8404: Thanks again to every- one who made camp a lot of fun. Mel Lewis The oldest sugar-free kid Bethany Beach Endorsement for Vance Phillips My reasons for endorsing Vance Phillips for Sussex County Coun- cil: 1. Good family and business- man. 2. Very active in his church. 3. Dependable and helpful 4. A good listener. 5. Would always be open to his constituency. 6. Willink to stand up and be heard. 7. Deep belief in our democra- cy. Biff Lee State Representative Rehoboth library program a success The young readers at the Re- hoboth Library were very busy reading this summer. During the Reading Renaissance Program, June 30 to Aug. 20, the children kept logs of the books they read. They received a certificate signed by Gov. Carper, books, book- marks, stickers, toys and a library bag! What fantastic readers! Dur- ing the summer program, the li- brary circulated over 4,500 chil- dren's books. Once again, the Rehoboth Li- brary would like to acknowledge Susan and Richard Krick of the Summer House Restaurant for their continued support of the chil- dren's summer reading program. Their generosity enabled the li- brary to present such programs as a chess club; a book discussion group; Rehoboth Summer Chil- dren's Theatre production of ''lae Wizard of Oz"; an American Girl program; children's folksinger Jackie LaGuardia; Rorshak Dance Company's production of "Ra- punzel"; plus numerous gift prizes from bookmarks to bubbles, We thank you, Summer House! Our thanks also goes to our sup- porting group, the Friends of the Rehoboth Library. They spon- s'ored two Family Fun Nights and children's recording artist Kevin Roth. Each year the Rehoboth life- guards are generous in providing the library with a water and beach safety program. They do a great job and the children learn a 10t! Thanks to our staff and extra volunteers who made things run smoothly during this hectic sea- son. Special thanks to all the parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc., who brought their children into the li- brary (if only to get out of the heat!). We are glad you participat- ed in our programs. If you read, ou will ueeee6. Win Rsenberg Youth Services Librarian Rehoboth Public Library More letters on page 8 We like to shatter glass in the recycling binsbut wonder about those jug caps. Delawareans cross paths at a number of different places. They meet in malls, at church, at Little League fields, at auctions, on the beach, in parks, in parking lots and grocery stores. In the past eight years, they've also been crossing paths at a new place - recycling centers. As the environmental move- ment continues to strengthen as part of the U.S. consciousness, re- cycling centers have become one of its most visible manifestations. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1997, Delawareans. carried a total of 30,290,409 pounds of plastic milk jugs, newspapers and magazines, wine and beer and so- da bottles, batteries, cans and cardboard to the 123 Recycle Delaware centers spread from one end of the state to the other. "We're doing well in Delaware," said Rich VonStetton, manager of Recycle Delaware, this week. "Absolutely. Three to 5 percent of the state's solid waste is being recycled. That kept 15,145 tons of materials out of our landfills that would have been there other- wise. And if you include most of New Castle Coun- ty' s solid waste, that is burned in Chester County, Pa. for waste-to- VONSTE'ITON energy con- version, the percentage figure goes much higher." VonStetton said that with the exception of batteries, all of the materials carried by Delawareans to Recycle Delaware sites are be- ing sold to companies that recycle those materials into other prod- ucts. All of the newspapers collected in Delaware, for example, are sold to Garden State Paper Company in New Jersey. That company processes used newsprint into new, recycled newsprint that is in turn sold to BAREF00TIN' printing companies. Dover Post Company, which prints the Cape Gazette, buys a portion of its newsprint supply from Garden State. Reynolds Aluminum Company buys Recycle Delaware's alu- minum cans to create new alu- minum products; Strategic Mated- als of southern New Jersey buys Recycle Delaware's glass bottles and creates new glass products; and companies in Delaware and Virginia buy the other metal con- tainers to create new steel. "In the last few years we've added an oil filter program that re- cycles metal oil filters as well as the used oil that accompanies them," said VonStetton. "Back in 1990 when we started the recy- cling program, we found that many people were leaving used oil filters behind even though we didn't have a specific bin or pro- gram for dealing with them. So we went to Canada and looked at a piece of equipment that crunches filters and extracts oil from them. We bought one of the machines - we call it the cruncher - and have been using it ever since. Star En- terprises [the Delaware City refin- ery] buys the used oil and adds it to its source supplies and we sell all the metal. "We estimate that there were 800,000 used filters in Delaware last year and we recycled 400,000 of them. We collect them from service stations, places like Jiffy Continued on page 8 Dennis Fomey photo The Recycle Delaware eoUcAon station in Milton includes a drop-off site for used oil filters. It's estimated that Delaware- ans dispose of about 800,000 oil filters each year. More than half of them, and the oil in them, are now recycled through stations such as these and a mobile collection system operated by Recycle Delaware.