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Continued from page 6 Minner, Carrel State Office Building, 820 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; call 302- 577-3210  or .email ments.shtml. Please let your state senator and state representative know this, too. Joan Deaver President Citizens for a Better Sussex Don't ruin Old Landing Road intersection Once again, DelDOT will be holding a workshop regarding the Intersection of Old Landing Road and Warrington Road. DelDOT will once again tell us that a change is necessary. What they do not say is that residents of Old Landing Road/or communi- ties entering onto Old Landing Road that need to use that inter- section to leave their residences will be severely restricted for the benefit of weekend travelers. DELDOT has "taxed" (can't think of a better explanation) sev- eral developers a total of $800.000. Now these developers are telling (demanding) that DelDOT spend that money where the developers want it spent. I would urge/ask/request that anyone who lives south or west of that intersection attend the work- shop, which will probably have very little advance publicity. Make your feelings known.. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Rehoboth Fire Hall. Sam Young Arnell Creek Herring Point is a magical place Thank you for this well done and sad article on one of my favorite places. So very many of us "elders" cannot walk to the beach or the bathhouse area, but we are able to drive, park and "hang" on the fence to commune with the water Today I was talking with a neighbor having a bad day and we talked of how she could cope with her feelings and it was to drive down to the Point and hang on the fence for a bit".... Nothing like going there to watch, feel and zommune with "our" piece of Mother Nature. So many of us feel fortunate to have this wonderful Cape Henlopen State Park and terrific staff so nearby and it would be dreadful to lose it. Barb Eichhorn Lewes Bring "back respect for funeral processions What happened to the right of way for a funeral procession? I remember years'back that when a funeral procession would pass, traffic would stop or pull over. Cross traffic would stop even if it had the right of way. Pedestrians would stop, face the procession and stand still until the procession passed, some placing a hand over the heart as a respectful salute. We seem to have gotten away from this wonderful and respect- ful practice. For the mourners it has to be uplifting to know strangers care about theirgrief. It takes so little to do so much for people who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. Let us all tray a little harderto bring this practice back. It will make you feel much better about yourself, John A. Smith Lewes Silent vigil participants to join in Lewes parade The Lewes Silent Vigil will be stepping off its street corner to participate in the Leves Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 2. We are very grateful to be part of this celebration of the birth of one of the World's Best Peacemakers. Our theme for the parade is "Be the Change You Want to See in the World." We invite everyone watching the parade to step out of the crowd and join us. Be part of the change you want to see in the world. Vote with your feet for peace. Patricia Kirby Gibler Lewes Cape senior center thanks community The Cape Henlopen Senior Center would like to thank the fol- lowing people and businesses for making our sixth annual Golf Tournament, held Oct. 23 at Marsh Island Golf Club, a tremen- dous success. All proceeds benefited the Cape Henlopen Senior Center's New Building Fund. The chairman of our tourna- CAPE GAZETYE - Friday, December 1 ' Monday, December 4, 2006 - 7 ment was Tom Roy. Tom works Snow geese in the air, lots of jets his heart out for this tournament; .... and we truly appreciate all of his hard work and that of his commit- tee - Bob Soule, Helen Morgan, Muffy Brown, Mike Hale, Russ Clatts, and my staff. We would also like to thank Tom Hynson and Delaware River & Bay Association, Fin's Restaurant, Salt Pond, Applebee's Restaurant, Fishman's Aquarium, Kupchick's Corner Market, Lighthouse Restaurant, Avenue Apothoeary & Spa, Arthur John Fine Rugs, Kennedy Gallery, Rehoboth Car Wash, Bar Stools Plus, Crystal Restaurant, Coastal Frame Shop & Gallery, Sea Shell Shop, the Rookery Golf Club, Jiffy Lube, Dover Downs, Fisherman's Wharf, Clothes 2 You, TGI Friday's Restaurant, Golf Liquidations, CK's Hair Port & Body Port, TCBY Rehoboth, Lewes Harbour Marina, Old Landing Golf Course, Payless Furniture Inc., Hocker's, Wilmington Trust Company, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, WSFS Bank, Afishianado's Seafood Market, Java Beach, Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, Hampton Inn, Casa DiLeo's Restaurant, Crabby Dick's Restaurant, Dolle's Candyland Inc., Harrington Raceway, Sterling Optical, Ultimate Flooring, T.H. White Contractor, Golf Closeout Warehouse, Sen. George" Bunting, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, VFW Post 7447, Seaside Amusement Inc., Dos Locos, Uncles Inc., T/A C.J.'s Beach Bays Foreign & Domestic Car Repair, Prudential Joy Gallo Realtors - Lewes, Nicola Pizza Inc., Mercantile Peninsula Bank, Lingo Realtors - Rehoboth, Peddler's Village Barber Shop, Bonnie Benson P.A. - Landmark Appraisals, Grog Shop, Alesi Custom Builder & Renovators Inc. Juanita Morch Executive director Cape Henlopen Senior Center Future D.A.R.E,. grads say thanks D.A.R.E. is a drug and alcohol prevention program that is taught in our school by Corporal Zolper of the Delaware State Police. On Dec. 13, we will be graduating and celebrating our success. The fifth grade class at Richard E. Shields Elementary School would like to sincerely thank sev- eral members of our community who contributed to the purchase of our D.A.R.E. graduation T- shirts. Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, Rep. Joe Booth, Sen. Gary Simpson, Sheriff-elect Eric Swanson, Recorder of Deeds John Brady and the Dental Group of Lewes all generously donated money to purchase these special shirts for us. More importantly, they have all supported local education that is something to be very proud of in life Thank you very much! Future D.A.ILE. Graduates Richard Shields Elementary School and a high tide trip up the Broadkill Hundreds of thousands of snow geese have been funneling into the fields around Nassau Valley Vineyards this week. Despite unseasonably warm weather as the month of December begins, the snow geese provide a sem- blance of wintry weather as they settle over the green cover crop with a blanket of white, like a sudden blizzard. And similar to the heavy snowfalls that we get here sometimes in late January and early February that leave us a week later with the arrival of pre- dictable thaws, the flighty snow geese can also take flight sudden- ly and remove their snowy evi= dence in noisy fashion. No doubt the snow geese have been returning to the Nassau fields because of the food on the ground. Not only do the cover crop's early green shoots provide tender salad for the birds, but a fair amount of corn was left in the fieldS this fall because of a thrash- ingty heavy rainstorm that soaked and raked the area. Fully ripened ears of corn were knocked to the ground on their moisture-laden stalks by the storm's strong winds. The farm- ers working the ground watched a rich crop of corn become difficult and had to bring in special har- vesting equipment to salvage what they could. They say it's an ill wind that blows no one any good. In this case, the farmer's loss due to the storm was the snow geese's gain. Not a single kernel of corn will be left in the field in a matter of a few days. JOE HUDSON, as a pilot, has had a lifelong love affair with the sky. He was intrigued when he recently attended the funeral of Rehoboth Beach's Bob McCurry. The former high-level executive with Toyota and General Motors, and Michigan State football star, was well loved in the Rehoboth community for his steady efforts on behalf of important communi- ty causes. He and Hudson worked together for the benefit of Beebe Medical Center. At the funeral, held at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Hudson overheard people mentioning that they had flown into Georgetown by jet. BAREF00TIN' "That got my curiosity up," said Hudson, "so I drove to the airport in Georgetown to take a look. In all, I counted 17 jets that had flown in for the funeral. There were auto executives from all over the world who came out for Bob. It was impressive. I saw one fellow climbing aboard one of the small jets who looked Japanese to me. He was probably one of Toyota's top executives and I have no doubt he flew into Georgetown from Japan." We notice the growing traffic on Route ! but not so much the growing air traffic at the Sussex County airport. That traffic is a bellwether for the strong impact of the airport for Sussex C0unty's economic future. ROB SCHROEDER, MY daughter Meredith and I rode a high, high tide from Lewes to Milton the day after Thanksgiving on board the Nellie Lankford. An avid birder, Schroeder scanned the marshes and tree lines with bare eyes and binoculars. We saw lots of blue herons and a couple of immature night herons. Near Petersfield ditch, which flows out of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, we spotted what appeared to be an immature bald eagle in a dead tree at the end of a line of hardwoods and pines. We watched kingfishers following the raver course and landing occa- sionally in the branches of loblol- ly pines that arch the water along a number of bends. A few wood ducks flew ahead of us near the McCabe Preserve and there were Continued on page 8 Dennis :orney photo ' :- Milton's handsome public library reflects in the high tide waters of the Broadkill River.