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CAPE G, Friday, December U - December 17, 1998 - 77 Milton Holly Festival, House TouLr slated for Dec. 12 By Rosanne Pack Recalling Milton's history as a holly capitol of the east coast, the annual Holly Festival is set for Saturday, Dec. 12, and this year's festival is shaping up to be the biggest ever. Festival chairman, Ed Harris said that 108 vendors had regis- tered as of midweek before the Sponsored by the Milton Cham- ber of Commerce, the festival will be spread out in two locations, the Milton Fire Hall on Front Street, and the Goshen Hall on Federal Street. A variety of vendors and food and refreshments will be located at each site. Admission to the festival is free; hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holly festival will be followed by a revived Milton tradition, a holi- day house tour, which features eight houses and several business- es. The 3 to 7 p.m. tour opens as the festival winds down, provid- ing visitors with a day of shopping followed by visiting and enjoying refreshments in decorated homes. Pre-tour day ticket price is $8; tickets purchased the day of the tour are $10. This year's house tour is sponsored by the new Town of Milton Tourism Com- mittee. The Holly Festival draws crafts people and art and antique dealers from southern Delaware and 'neighboring states; it features fresh greens, handmade gift items, clothing, original art, antiques and homemade baked goods, Harris said the chamber office has been deluged with last minute entries from vendors. He said Hol- ly Festival committee members are very excited about the number of new vendors, including several antique dealers from Maryland, Pennsylvania and the Washing- ton, D.C. "We have vendors like we've never had before; people are go- ing to be so surprised and pleased," Harris said. "We will of- fer things like hot nuts sold out- side the fire hall, roasted peanuts and chestnuts. We have a dealer selling musical tea pots and tea cups; we have hand-blown glass ornaments, clothes and furniture for Barbie TM dolls, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and many other handmade items." The list of vendors includes those selling homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, ornaments, lamp shades and oak furniture. Harris said some area businesses will have booths, included are It's a Wonderful Loaf and Hollyberry Orchids. Artist Pamela Bounds- Seemans will exhibit her work. Tickets will also be on sale for the Milton Christmas House Tour. Throughout the day, Santa will visit the Holly Festival and stroll in and out of downtown business- es. Children of all ages will receive candy and gifts as the Jolly Old Elf makes his rounds of Milton. Decorated houses featured on the tour are spaced from one end of Milton to the other with the fol- lowing owners opening their homes: Mara and Chip Hunsicker, 105 Atlantic Ave.; Carol and Tony Boyd-Heron, 320 Union St.; Barbara Brewer and Mary Maxey, 304 Federal St.; Myron Burton, 305 Federal St.; Robert Fritz; 204 Federal St.; Richard Moonblatt, 313 Mill St.; Lib and Tuck Clen- daniel, 338 Union St.; and Ruth Post, 104 Union St. Many businesses will have open house during the festival and the house tour and some will serve re- freshments throughout the day. Included in those that will be open are Jailhouse Art & Antiques, The Riverwalk Shoppe, Federal Street Financial Services and the Christ- mas Shop. House tour tickets may be pur- chased at the Milton Chamber of Commerce office and at Milton Town Hall and several area busi- The following movies will play at the Rehoboth Mall Cinema, Fri- day, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 17: Star Trek: Insurrection: Patrick Stewart turns against the Enterprise to protect a colony that hosts a fountain of youth. The ear- ly buzz is that Trekkies and non- Trekkies will both love this sequel. per-turned-actor Will Smith takes his turn at battling the govern- ment. Also stars Academy Award winner Gene Hackman. Rated R. Water Boy: Adam Sandier stars as a Florida college team's hapless water boy who ends up a gridiron star when his stellar tack- ling ability is noticed. Also fea- tures Henry Winkler as his coach and Kathy Bates as Sandler's Ca- jun mother. Directed by Frank Coraci of "The Wedding Singer" fame. Rated PG- 13. Psycho: Director Gus Van Sant leads a cast that includes Anne Heche, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn in the updated version of the classic '60s horror movie. Critics are shunning the movie, citing drastic differences in the re- make. Rated R. Rated JackR" Frost- A year.after dy- _1 /1 -- #1 I . m I | | + i Keaton retuoalto v'/[is for the gift that won't be returned. family in the form of a snowman. Rated PG.: L> :: +. + I Wonld'n't you like to receive the perfect gift this holiday season? The Rugrats Movie: Those I animated television darlings ;have finally landed in the prime-time. Chuckief+T0mmy; Angelica, Mrs. Pickles and the whole gang oLtod- - dlers go on a 'wild/dventufe. Rat- edG. ' :  ABtg,SLffe:iDisney,!atest: about a colony 0f hrdo+rMng ants who fight a hearty 6attle against:an, arm: of mean,+ole grasshoppers, Features the voices of Madeline Katin; KeviffSpacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Phyllis Diller. Rated G, Babe: Pig: in the City: The lovable swine heads to Europe with the hopes of winning a sheep +- herding contest to save Hoggett Farm. The early buzz is that the sequel doesn't live up to its beloved predecessor. Rated G. Enemy of the State: The bet- ter half of the "Men in Black," rap- Christmas. To "DROP THE HINT" Call 226-1407 45 Lake Avenue nesses including A Walk Thru Time and Peninsula Collection, Lewes. For information on the fstival, call the chamber office, 684.1101; for the house tour, 684-410. 1.00 Crab 0 Natural Light , LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Friday & Saturday Rehoboth 302-227-6700 Long Neck 302-945-8900 Toll Free 877-867-6700 TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK New Chefs at the Rose & Crown Restaurant The Rose & Crown would like to announce the addition of two Professional Chefs to our kitchen staff. Jim Paslawski is the new Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager and Joshua Wiggins the new Sous Chef. Both are from another popular Lewes restaurant and bring with them the culinary expertise to make dining at the Rose & Crown an even better experience. Our new winter dinner menu will be completed soon and will have some delicious newentrees as well as your current favorites. We are now accepting reservations for our New Year's Eve Dinner and Pasty. There are two soatings for our New Year's Eve four course meal. The first seating is $30.00 perperson and you can bt" ariytime between 5:00-6:00pm. The second seating between 8:00-9:00pm is $40.00 per person which also includes party favors, live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are going fast so please call early if you wish to join U s. Please call if you have any questions or to make reservations (645-2373). All dining tables for lunch and dinner are now non-smoking. We appreciate the patronage of our smoking customers and hope that you will continue to join us here but feel that this policy will make it a healthier environment for the employees of the Rose & Crown and an atmosphere more suitable for the consumption of fine food. Rose & Crown Restaurant & Pub 108 Second Street, Lewes, Delaware 645-2373