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8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, Nov. 16 - Nov. 18, 2004 Park Continued from page 1 wrestling with permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC so that the dredging part of the project can begin," Ford said. He said that Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given verbal approval for dredging to begin, "and the permits are being mailed as we speak." Park construction will now move forward in three stages starting with dredging, demolish- ing old piers and building boat slips and a permanent boardwalk. "After all of the waiting you should start to see some physical activity during the month of December," Ford said to a round of applause. He said that the city would award bids for dredging and demolition work over the next couple of weeks. The second stage will include a new dock with construction to begin this spring alongwith a series of shade arbors, paths and plantings. This stag e will also include building: sidewalks along Front Street next to the park. The third stage will be removing an asphalt parking lot and replacing it with a lawn that will slope toward the canal. That work is scheduled to begin in late 2006. The existing boat launch will be relocated to Roosevelt Inlet, Ford said. The push to create the park started in 1999 when city resi- dents expressed concerns that a developer' s plans to build a resi- dential-commercial complex at the site would waste the city's last public access to the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal and ruin the view from that location. Fundraising to purchase the property and the owner's develop: Team America: World Police (R) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Surviving Christmas (PG-13) 1:15, 315, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Shrek 2 (PG) 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:25, 9:25 Without A Paddle (PG-13) 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:25, 9:25 Bourne Supremacy (PG) 1:20, 3:35, 7:00, 9:20 Collateral (R) 3:40, 9:20 Raise Your Voice (PG) 1:00, 7:10 ment rights got underway quick- i: ly. More than $3 million in citizen i contributions as well as money i: from the Longwood and Welfare Foundations, the City of Lewes, state and federal governments was raised to buy tlie property. At Sunday's event, Joe Schell and his wife, Debbie, Campaign chairs of the project, were enthu- siastic about what's been done and what's to come. Schell's mother graduated from the old Lewes High School and the family has long had ties to the city. The Schells' live in Lewes about half the year and live in Hawaii the other half. !. "We felt that as part-time resi- dents here we needed to get to i know the residents of Lewes bet- ter. Believe me, there's no better way to get to know people than when they're asking for a lot of money," Schell said to laughter from the group. The Schells are among the top contributors for  the park having donated more than $10,000 to the project. Schell spent 30 years in invest- ment banking and, among other positions, :served as chairman of Global Technology Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch & Co. "Whenever people ask me to vol- unteer they never ask me to serve on the entertainment committee," Schell said with a smile. Schell said he and his wife rarely get to work on projects together but the park project pre- sented an exceptional opportuni- l ty. "Almost everybody in this  town cares a lot. People care about Lewes. All of us are proud when people ask, 'Where do you live?' and you say 'I live in ! Lewes.' It raises you up just to say those words," Schell said. Mr. Schell said he didn't view, the task of raising $4.9 million to build the park as particularly ; - REHOBOTH :MALL CI : 2 FOR 1 COUPON ',ADMIT TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE . _ood Monday through lhucsdy ] Steven Billups photo Members of the Campaign Committee for the Lewes Canalfront Park are (I-r) Nancy Tar- gett, chairman of the Friends of the Canalfront Park; Lee Ann Wilkinson, major gifts commit- tee; Dennis Forney, co-chairman Campaign for the Canalfront Park; Rowland Marshall, hon- orary co-chair; Mike Rawl, campaign coordinator;, Jim Ford, mayor of Lewes; Joe and Debbie Schell, chairs of the Campaign for the Canalfront Park and Lira Rifenbergh, campaign coordi- nating committee. In front is George H. P. Smith, former mayor of the City of Lewes. said, given the way city residents have already responded. "We're going to do it the same way, we being all of us who con- tributed to the acquisition of the park. In conjunction with the city, the county, the state, the federal government and mainly the will of the people who live right here in this town," Schell said. He said that $800,000 has already been raised toward the goal. Debbie Schell said the park would become a place where visi- tors and residents alike will sim- ply enjoy the setting. "It will be a park for the people, just a wonder- ful place for everybody in the town," she said. Lewes residents have good ideas of what features the park should contain. "A lot of people who we've talked to have asked take their children and grandchil- dren. So we're investigating that now," Debbie Schell said. She said the fact that the project has moved ahead slowly is actual- ly good. "They haven't over- looked any of the kinds of prob- lems they might have had. It's going to be a great park,' she said. Dennis Forney, vice-chatrman Of the Campaign for the Pak agreed that the process had been slow but worthy of the effort. "It'sbeen a long, hard, haul to get to this point and it just shows the power of patience and persist- ence and good planning. Most of allit shows a fabulously engaged, involved community that loves where they live," Forney said. Forney is publisher of the Cape Gazette. Also present at Sunday's event was former Lewes Mayor George Baywood Greens has more than a beautiful golf course to be thankful for. Signature's Restaurant is the perfect setting for your special Thanksgiving meal. The Clubhouse, decorated in rich fabrics and warm wood, offers stunning views of the 18th green. Seating is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. guests will be seated "at tables of eight. Children 12 and under $12. Adults $19. (Alcohol and gratuity are separate.) reservations, , call Fr 947-9225  z_ BAVWOOD : Clubhouse www.baywoodgreens.com Make plans now to attend the Baywood ClubhousNew Year's Eve celebration. Signature's Bar & Grill, Baywood's exclusively public dining room is open 8 &m. to S p.m. Looking for that special gift for someone who has everything? For the holidays, you can fred something really distinctive at True Essence in the Rehoboth Mall. Owner Suparna Mehra uses the highest quality oils to create almost every type of bath item, from shampoos and shaving gels to bath salts and candles. Find those one-of-a-kind, all-natural daunting. "We really don't think il what about a playground? It it's going to:beall that tough," he/would be a wonderful plaee!to , SP,, Thanksgiving Banquet at The Clubhouse at Baywood 8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, Nov. 16 - Nov. 18, 2004 Park Continued from page 1 wrestling with permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC so that the dredging part of the project can begin," Ford said. He said that Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given verbal approval for dredging to begin, "and the permits are being mailed as we speak." Park construction will now move forward in three stages starting with dredging, demolish- ing old piers and building boat slips and a permanent boardwalk. "After all of the waiting you should start to see some physical activity during the month of December," Ford said to a round of applause. He said that the city would award bids for dredging and demolition work over the next couple of weeks. The second stage will include a new dock with construction to begin this spring alongwith a series of shade arbors, paths and plantings. This stag e will also include building: sidewalks along Front Street next to the park. The third stage will be removing an asphalt parking lot and replacing it with a lawn that will slope toward the canal. That work is scheduled to begin in late 2006. The existing boat launch will be relocated to Roosevelt Inlet, Ford said. The push to create the park started in 1999 when city resi- dents expressed concerns that a developer' s plans to build a resi- dential-commercial complex at the site would waste the city's last public access to the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal and ruin the view from that location. Fundraising to purchase the property and the owner's develop: Team America: World Police (R) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Surviving Christmas (PG-13) 1:15, 315, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Shrek 2 (PG) 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:25, 9:25 Without A Paddle (PG-13) 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:25, 9:25 Bourne Supremacy (PG) 1:20, 3:35, 7:00, 9:20 Collateral (R) 3:40, 9:20 Raise Your Voice (PG) 1:00, 7:10 ment rights got underway quick- i: ly. More than $3 million in citizen i contributions as well as money i: from the Longwood and Welfare Foundations, the City of Lewes, state and federal governments was raised to buy tlie property. At Sunday's event, Joe Schell and his wife, Debbie, Campaign chairs of the project, were enthu- siastic about what's been done and what's to come. Schell's mother graduated from the old Lewes High School and the family has long had ties to the city. The Schells' live in Lewes about half the year and live in Hawaii the other half. !. "We felt that as part-time resi- dents here we needed to get to i know the residents of Lewes bet- ter. Believe me, there's no better way to get to know people than when they're asking for a lot of money," Schell said to laughter from the group. The Schells are among the top contributors for  the park having donated more than $10,000 to the project. Schell spent 30 years in invest- ment banking and, among other positions, :served as chairman of Global Technology Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch & Co. "Whenever people ask me to vol- unteer they never ask me to serve on the entertainment committee," Schell said with a smile. Schell said he and his wife rarely get to work on projects together but the park project pre- sented an exceptional opportuni- l ty. "Almost everybody in this  town cares a lot. People care about Lewes. All of us are proud when people ask, 'Where do you live?' and you say 'I live in ! Lewes.' It raises you up just to say those words," Schell said. Mr. Schell said he didn't view, the task of raising $4.9 million to build the park as particularly ; - REHOBOTH :MALL CI : 2 FOR 1 COUPON ',ADMIT TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE . _ood Monday through lhucsdy ] Steven Billups photo Members of the Campaign Committee for the Lewes Canalfront Park are (I-r) Nancy Tar- gett, chairman of the Friends of the Canalfront Park; Lee Ann Wilkinson, major gifts commit- tee; Dennis Forney, co-chairman Campaign for the Canalfront Park; Rowland Marshall, hon- orary co-chair; Mike Rawl, campaign coordinator;, Jim Ford, mayor of Lewes; Joe and Debbie Schell, chairs of the Campaign for the Canalfront Park and Lira Rifenbergh, campaign coordi- nating committee. In front is George H. P. Smith, former mayor of the City of Lewes. said, given the way city residents have already responded. "We're going to do it the same way, we being all of us who con- tributed to the acquisition of the park. In conjunction with the city, the county, the state, the federal government and mainly the will of the people who live right here in this town," Schell said. He said that $800,000 has already been raised toward the goal. Debbie Schell said the park would become a place where visi- tors and residents alike will sim- ply enjoy the setting. "It will be a park for the people, just a wonder- ful place for everybody in the town," she said. Lewes residents have good ideas of what features the park should contain. "A lot of people who we've talked to have asked take their children and grandchil- dren. So we're investigating that now," Debbie Schell said. She said the fact that the project has moved ahead slowly is actual- ly good. "They haven't over- looked any of the kinds of prob- lems they might have had. It's going to be a great park,' she said. Dennis Forney, vice-chatrman Of the Campaign for the Pak agreed that the process had been slow but worthy of the effort. "It'sbeen a long, hard, haul to get to this point and it just shows the power of patience and persist- ence and good planning. Most of allit shows a fabulously engaged, involved community that loves where they live," Forney said. Forney is publisher of the Cape Gazette. Also present at Sunday's event was former Lewes Mayor George Baywood Greens has more than a beautiful golf course to be thankful for. Signature's Restaurant is the perfect setting for your special Thanksgiving meal. The Clubhouse, decorated in rich fabrics and warm wood, offers stunning views of the 18th green. Seating is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. guests will be seated "at tables of eight. Children 12 and under $12. Adults $19. (Alcohol and gratuity are separate.) reservations, , call Fr 947-9225  z_ BAVWOOD : Clubhouse www.baywoodgreens.com Make plans now to attend the Baywood ClubhousNew Year's Eve celebration. Signature's Bar & Grill, Baywood's exclusively public dining room is open 8 &m. to S p.m. Looking for that special gift for someone who has everything? For the holidays, you can fred something really distinctive at True Essence in the Rehoboth Mall. Owner Suparna Mehra uses the highest quality oils to create almost every type of bath item, from shampoos and shaving gels to bath salts and candles. Find those one-of-a-kind, all-natural daunting. "We really don't think il what about a playground? It it's going to:beall that tough," he/would be a wonderful plaee!to , SP,, Thanksgiving Banquet at The Clubhouse at Baywood