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J 86 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Cape Gazette Donations collected to help torm-hit area in New York By Melissa Steele ~: : ~Ji Donations will be accepted ml through Friday, Dec. 7 Stacks of goods donated to help ' students at a Staten Island school members have been busy getting recovering from superstorm the word out. Sandy are piling up in Peggy Mc- "We've been talking about it a Daniel's classroom, lot. We put it on the morning an- "The kids all know this could've nouncements and have passed been us," said McDaniel, a Junior out flyers," said eighth-grader Ma- Honor Society advisor fordiBada. Mariner Middle. "Everyone's prefty excited While trying to figure out how about it," said Junior Honor Soci- Mariner could help areas hit hard- ety President Alvina Afrifa. est by the storm, honor society In addition to boxes, bags and students came up with a simple bookbags full of supplies stacked choice: adopt a school, in McDaniers room Monday - the With the help Of a friend who first day of the collection - cash lives on Staten Island, McDaniel donations are also coming in. said, they found a school whose McDaniel said if this keeps up, students were affected by the she will need plenty of boxes with storm. McDaniel, who is in almost lids on them for the students to daily contact with school officials carry. Mariner is collecting dona- at PS50, said the principal has tions until Friday, Dec. 7. On Tues- asked for school supplies, puzzles, day, Dec. 11, students will load up I ooks, games and other comforts a donated Jor-Lin bus and head to of home. The school has 842 stu- Staten Island, to deliver the items dents in kindergarten through in person. fifth grade, she said. Junior Honor Society member Mariner Junior Honor Society Heidi Knutsen has never been to MELISSA STEELE PHOTO MARINER MIDDLE SCHOOL Junior Honor Society members show some of the donations they have collected for students at a Staten Island school. Pictured are (I-r) Heidi Knutsen, Kelly Gooden, David Collord and Madi Bada. Staten Island and she looks for- well with the society's public businesses. There are boxes at ward to the experience. "I'm ex- service efforts. Kids' Ketch in Lewes, cited about going," she said. "I don't think we can do more Bellinger's Jewelers in Re- Other schools in the district of a public service than this," she hoboth Beach and Gooden's such as neighboring Milton and said. Floral Shop in Milford. H.O. Brittingham elementary Donations may be dropped off For more information, call schools are pitching in, too. at Mariner Middle School or at McDaniel or Terry Tappan at McDaniel said the project fits collection boxes placed at area 684-8516. Travel and Culture trips > The holiday season is the per- fect time to plan a trip. From con- certs to musicals to outdoor dis- bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. and departs Longwood at 4 p.m. The cost is $69. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in which participants can go to a local farmers market or take in a show. Maps will be supplied. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs New York at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $69. Radio City and The Rockettes is also scheduled for Wednesday, Dec, 12. This Christmas spectac- plays, there are a lot of fun holi- A Jazzy Christmas at the ular includes independent lunch day-themed events to instill the Kennedy Center Saturday, Dec. and dinner, and time to browse spirit of the season. The cost for 8, offers a celebration in swing all trips includes travel to and time! Top jazz pianists Barry from the event and any neces- sary tickets. Ocean City Christmas comes Wednesday, Dec. 5, with a visit to the beautiful Winterfest of Lights display in Ocean City's North- side Park. The day includes a tea in a lovely Victorian oceanfront hotel, a train ride and dinner. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 2 p.m. and departs Ocean City at 9 p.m. The cost is $49, which includes transportation, park ad- mission, tea and dinner. A trip to Longwood Gardens Christmas is set for Friday, Dec. 7. Participants will see Christmas blooms with tall, elegantly deco- rated trees and thousands of poinsettias, amaryllis, cyclamen and much more; they will stroll through all of the areas such as t2ae Conservatory, the Ballroom, the Music Room, the Organ Mu- seum and the Living Wall. The New York. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs New Harris, Jason Moran, Eddie York City at 6:30 p.m. Thecostis Palmieri and Alfredo Rodriguez $205, which includes transporta- will have the audience tapping tion and great mezzanine-level their toes to their favorite holi- tickets. day songs - jazz style! The bus Holiday Super Pops at the Bal- departs Delaware Tech at 3 p.m. timore Symphony Orchestra Fri- and departs Washington, D.C. at day, Dec. 14, offers a holiday cele- 9:30 p.m. The cost is $119. bration with full chorus, orches- Vienna Boys Choir trip comes tra and guest vocalists. Carols, Saturday, Dec. 8. Songs will in- classic favorites and even Santa! clude folk, waltz, classical mas- The bus departs Delaware Tech terpieces, pop runes and holiday at 9 a.m. and departs Baltimore at favorites. The bus departs 4:30 p.m. The cost is $89. Delaware Tech at 3:30 p.m. and A trip to Nemours Holiday departs Maryland at 10 p.m. The Mansion comes Tuesday, Dec. 18. cost is $99. A guided tour and lunch at the "Shrek" at the DuPont Theatre DuPont Country Club are in- is also scheduled for Saturday, cluded. The bus departs Dec. 8. There will be an inde- Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and de- pendent lunch stop on the way. parts Wilmington at 3 p.m. The The bus departs Delaware Tech cost is $79. at 9:30 a.m. and departs Wilm- For more information on any ington at 4:30 p.m. The cost is of the trips, or to register, call $119. Corporate and Community Pro- A Day in New York is offered grams at 302-856-5618. WORCESTER PREP TO HOLD CHRISTMAS BAZAAR DEC. 2 THE WORCESTER PREPARATORY SCHOOL school's 41st, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4p,m school, 508 S. Main St. in historic Berlin. Featured will be homemade baked goods, a caw i Auction, children's activities, a silent auction, a vast Second Time Around shop, as well as great raffle it Mrs. Claus will help everyone at the bazaar welcome school chorus will end the day with a performarice music. SUBMITTED PHOTO Christmas Bazaar, the Sunday, Dec. 2, at the ld coffee bar, a Chinese rray of gifts for all ages, a ~rnsl Of course, Mr. and the holiday seasor~. The of traditional Christmas Pictured are members of the WorcesterPrepai atory Schoo Christmas Bazaar committee in back (I-r) Development Direct(~r Marion Connolly, Bish- opville, Md.; Cheryl Einstein, Salisbury, Md.; Nicole Silicato-Miller, Lewes; and Amy Maull, SalisbUry. In front are Teri Poduval, Berlin, Md.; and Kelly Cook, Seaford. Missing is Assistant Director of Development Betsy Hornung of Berlin, who is working with parents tocoordinate the annual bazaar.