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22 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 6 - November 12, 1998 DelDOT to consider Route I issues again By Michael Short Another series of public meet- ings on the future fate of Route 1 could begin as early as December. Eli Cooper, the assistant direc- tor for intermodal programs for Delaware's Department of Trans- portation (DeIDOT) said DelDOT plans to return for another series of meetings on ways to improve the Route 1 corridor. The issue was hotly discussed last year with a series of suggestions rangirig from additional lanes to bike routes, improved intersections and alternative entrances to the city of Rehoboth Beach discussed. Cooper said that he hopes to have a public meeting scheduled soon, with a possible date in early December. It will be the first of Late obituaries John M. Reardon federal judge Judge John Martin Reardon, 69, of Dewey Beach and Dover, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Born in Brockton, Mass., Mr. Reardon attended Boston College and the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the National Security Academy. He served in a Military Police Operations Unit during the Korean War, and dur- ing the next 25 years, held senior staff positions at the National Se- curity Agency in Washington, D.C. After his early retirement from the NSA in 1976, he was ap- pointed chief judge of Delaware Court 37 in Rehoboth Beach. His last position was that of chief ex- ecutive officer of the Star Atlantic Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Dover; a daughter, Nao- mi McManus of Seaford; a grand- daughter, Natasha Thompson of Splash Continued from page 20 Spruce Christmas tree donated by the Terry Higgins family; a hand-crocheted afghan with a lighthouse motif, donated by the Robert Merkler family; an origi- nal pen-and-ink sketch of the Fen- wick Island Lighthouse, done by artist Mary Jane Lindblad; a fish- ing trip for two aboard the Angler Qut of Fisherman's Wharf; two nights for two at the Inn at Canal Square in Lewes; and dinner for two at the Rose & Crown Restau- rant in historic downtown Lewes. Jim Alderman, restoration coor- dinator for the CIB, called the event "a huge success" and said the community response and turnout was such that next year's Splash '99 will probably be held in the Baycenter to accommodate more people. "It was a great event with a great turnout," Alderman com- mented. "The function was to several public meetings on ways to improve Route 1. For now, he said DelDOT is focusing on sev- eral key possible components. But no final decisions have been made. Here are key components being considered by DelDOT: Alternative entrance to Re- hoboth Beach. No single element of last year's discussion provoked more conversation and more con- cern from Rehoboth Beach. The proposed new entrance would be located below the bridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal as Route 1 runs southward toward Dewey Beach. That entrance would be lo- cated immediately along the canal bank. But in a major change from last year, Cooper said that DelDOT is looking at an alterna- Seaford; and four stepdaughters. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice Central Di- vision, Dover DE 19901. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Lewes. Doris L. Dickerson, administrative assistant Doris D. Dickerson, 68, of Lewes, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Dickerson retired from the Penn Delcom School System as an administrative assistant in 1978, after 11 years of employ- ment. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 28. She is survived by her husband, William; two sons, Jay Morgan of Aurora, Colo. and Bill Van Horn of Manchester, N.H.; a daughter, Robyn Stewart of Londonderry, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Dickerson, and stepson, William K. Dickerson, both of Midwest City, Okla.; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Parsell raise money and bring in new friends, and we did both well. We really appreciate all the support." All money received during the event will go toward supporting the Friends of the Inland Bays, in- land bays education and restora- tion efforts. tive entrance only for transit and not for individual cars. A pedestrian and bicycle sys- tem of transportation from Airport Road southward: Such a possible alternative system would parallel Route 1. An additional park-and-ride lot to be located approximately at Five Points. Also, the transit or bus lane would be lengthened to a point from Five Points all the way south to Rehoboth Beach. Pedestrian crossings - Cooper said that DelDOT is considering a system of crosswalks designed to work with traffic signals to pro- vide a better opportunity for pedestrians to cross Route 1. Cooper said there are no plans for pedestrian overpasses. Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call at noon. Burial will be in Henlopen Memo- rial Park, Milton. Dorothy E. Foglia, Long Neck homemaker Dorothy E. Foglia, 72, of Long Neck and formerly of Philadel- phia, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Beebe Medical Center of heart failure. Mrs. Foglia was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nickolas; a son, Paul Foglia of Allentown, Pa.; two sis- ters, Eleanor Bissinger of Boyer- town, Pa., and Evelyn Blatcher of Philadelphia Services were private. Arrange- ments were made by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Easter Seals celebrates 50 years Nov. 13 As Easter Seals commemorates 50 years of service to people with disabilities in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore, board members are inviting the public to participate at 5:30 p.m., with din- ner at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at the Dover Sheraton. Dancing will start at 8:15 p.m., with the Greaseband's trademark medley of music. Individual tickets are $50, and corporate tables are $1,200. For information, call Leslie Robertson at 324-4444. Lower your monthly payments today: REFINANCE NOW with HANSEN Fixed rates are currently as low as Alltv0es0f,000, 6,0/0 A00types0f00t, for both NEW PURCHASES & refinances. We work with over 57 investors offering over 320 mortgage programs. This allows Hansen Financial the flexibility to provide creative financing solutions that fit your needs. THE ONLY WORD WE KNOW IS "APPROVED." 888-776-7701 Don't wait to own or refinance. 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