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Resort chamber officer nominations The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has nominated a slate of officers and a list of candidates for the board of directors for 1997-98. Nominating Committee Chair Kay Wheatley announced that the proposed offi- cers are Mike Meoli, president; Lana O'Hollaren, first vice presi- dent; Jennifer Zerby, second vice president and Dana Quillen, secre- tary-treasurer. After the announcement of nominations for officers, those present at the October meeting voted to close nominations. The members will also vote on new members for the board of di- rectors. There are 10 nominees and five positions to fill. Those nominated are Barbara Jerrell, Scott Swingle, Delores Gue, Katie Cahall, Judy Quillen, Kay Wheat- ley, Ava Cannon, Joe Reed, Dave Jones and Roberta Wuttke. Ballots will be mailed to mem- bers eligible to vote and they will be collected and tabulated at the November meeting. The October meeting included discussion of the upcoming Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler's Festival. Set for Oct. 25 and 26, the annual festival features hay rides, a haunted house, costume parade, broom tossing contest and the fiddler's convention. There will be displays in stores and throughout the town. Pins and T- shirts with the image of "Fang Tastic," the Sea Witch logo vam- pire, are on sale at the chamber of- rice. Pins are $5. T-shirts are $15; each shirt is numbered and a drawing during the festival will bring $100 to the owner of the shirt bearing the corresponding number. For information on Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers' Festival, call 227-2233. Local pay phone calls may cost more A local call from a pay tele- phone may cost more than a quar- ter, and the duration of the call may vary from pay phone to pay phone before callers must hang up or deposit more money. That's the word from the Delaware Public Service Com- mission (PSC), who wants to. alert consumers to the deregulation of pay telephones. An order by the Federal Communications Com- missions states that owners of pay phones may now set their own rates for local coin calls. The Delaware PSC is encouraging consumers to read the information carefully on the pay telephone. The cost of a local coin call and the phone number of the pay tele- phone should be displayed promi- nently. Callers should telephone the provider of the pay telephone if they experience problems. The PSC also warns consumers that directory assistance calls may also cost a fee that may be different than the cost of the local coin call. Applications accepted for poultry equipment The Sussex County Conserva- tion District will accept applica- tions on a first-come, first-serve basis for cost-sharing assistance on poultry manure structures and poultry carcass composters on Monday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. Those interested should bring the Social Security number of applicant or FIN for corporations, the number and type of birds grown, the num- ber of poultry houses and infor- mation if the applicant is receiv- ing assistance from the Farm Ser- vice Agency, formerly ASCS. Ap- plications for cost-share will be taken at the Agricultural Service Center located at 408 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown. Funds for this program are limited. For more information, call 856-7215 or 856-7378. Sieber tops in selling, listing at Lewes Realty Carole Sieber was named top lister and top seller for the month of September at Lewes Re- alty, located at 418 E. Sa- vannah Road in Lewes. To reach Sieber, call locally at 645-1955 or toll-free at 1- SIEBER 800-705- 7590. Browseabout book club to meet Oct. 12 The Browseabout Book Club will meet Sunday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. to discuss "The Tortilla Cur- tain," by T. Coraghessan. All in- terested individuals are invited to attend. This book may be pur- chased at Browseabout for 20 per- cent off the cover price. The Browseahout Book Club current- ly meets at three-week intervals on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. For more information, call manag- er Sarah Mason at 226-BOOK. DSHA, MBNA team up to help homebuyers Delaware State Housing Au- thority and MBNA America re- cently closed on an innovative bond deal that boosted the state's coffers for homeownership assis- tance by $1.9 million. By selling taxable capital appreciation bonds to MBNA, the housing authority's down payment and closing costs loan program now boasts a total lending capacity of $8.3 million. Known as the Second Mortgage Assistance Loan Program, the state-administered fund offers families as much as $5,000 in de- ferred 6 percent interest loans. Loans help homebuyers afford suitable down payments and pay for the closing costs associated with a home purchase. The low- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 1O - October 16, 1997 - 57 interest loans are available to qualified consumers immediately. Low-income families in need of this or any other forms of home- ownership assistance may contact the Delaware State Housing Au- thority's information office at 302-577-3720 or 302-739-4263. Housing Authority sets improvement workshop The Delaware State Housing Authority will host a public work- shop on how to make affordable repairs or home improvements Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, Sussex Coun- ty Administrative Building 2, The Circle, Georgetown. The work- shop will discuss the Housing Re- habilitation Loan Program, which offers home improvement loans at a three percent interest rate to low and moderate-income homeown- ers or landlords renting to low-in- come families. "They give homebuyers __ a wide variety of selections" "I've been able to see firsthand that Country Life Homes builds for its cus- tomers a quality home for the money, and they use top-quality materials," explains Mal Price of Sherwin-Wi!liams Co. "We supply all of their floor coverings -- carpets, vinyl flooring, tile and quality inte- rior paint. Country Life offers customers four standard carpets. The normal is only one. And the quality of their standards are considered upgrades by many builders. "The customers I come in contact with are as satisfied with thbir new homes as they are with the high-quality floor cover- ings we supply." COUNTRY LIFE HOMES 1539 Hwy One, Lewes, DE 19958 302.644.3000 302.644.3003 Fax Route 26, Ocean View, DE 19970 302.537.3200 By appointment only OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 18 ... Jazz Festival Weekend Sea Gate Village... Oceanfront ,, Rehoboth by the Sea You will remember your tour of this stunning oceanfront community that offers the most unique amenities on the coast! A former summer estate of the DuPont family, the original manor home, oceanfront pools, and Hartru tennis render a country club ambiance for the owners and their guests, as well as exceptional value to each villa. The tropical landscaping and stuccoed walls of Sea Gate are reminiscent of Bermuda. The villas have distinctive designs and decor with fireplaces in the great guest room and master suite. There will be seven villas open for you to preview with asking prices ranging from $369,000 - $444,000 furnished. Melissa Thoroughgood Re/Max Realty Group Herb Shupard Re/Max Realty Group Hosted by: Lou Cristaldi Jack Lingo Realtor Dot Richardson O'Conor, Piper & Flynn