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P, - 'i'Ot+l .S n.qdm,o'KI lt ,gdm.9'KI ,'rtbil". :'J, . +,'t,.,+., YfqA') 8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 19 - December 25, 1007 Continued from page 6 Kenworthy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Torres, Conte Cicala, Richard Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Len Ka- plan, Mr and Mrs. Jack Ambach, Louisa. Howard and Sarah Botte, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Myrick, Mr. and Mrs. James Guenveur, Mr. and Mrs. John McManus, Jane H. Markey, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dee, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Amick, George Chiartas of Beach Luncheon, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Caggiano, Mr. and Mrs. David Walker, Nicholas Day, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Schargel, Mr. and Mrs. Russ Andre, Ray Thomasene, Mr. and Mrs. James Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mc- Coy, Dominic Pulieri, Marlee Kenworthy, Thomas Williams, Marsha Eisinger, Fr. James Man- nion, Jate Walsh and all the Re- hoboth Beach lifeguards, Clem Brierly, Jonathan Kleinhaus, Mr. and Mrs. James Stein, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sargent, Essie Kashan- ian, Levy Kelaty Family (London, England), Elizabeth Smith Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Simpler II, Stuart Stotlar, Susan Atkinson, Joyce Parker, Peggy Raley, Ettore of Andiamo, Nor- man Sugrue, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sargent, Bill Lee, Zina Gerker, Glenn Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hayes, Sharon Palmer, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin, Karen Sim- pler, The Zerby Family of Board- walk Plaza, Jay Diaz, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Casullo, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Altschuler, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knoll, Robert Tigani, Mr. nd Mrs. Frank Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Fasnacht, Mark Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen, Anthony Di Domenicis, George Hocker Jr., Jaime and Mary Kaye Murray, Dr. and Mrs. Mayer Katz, Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Fred Frear, Ki- wanis Club of Rehoboth Beach, Joanne Channell, Charlotte Bai- ley, Keith Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Draper, Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, Wallace Holla- day, Constance Shapiro, Evelyn Thoroughgood, Ann B. Hunter, Col. F.R. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stokes, Mayor and Mrs. Sam Cooper, Alice Haake, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Chase, Mary Jean Waddell, Kevin Kavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Fine, Ezio Torres, Lex Altshuler, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gouvas, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Townsend, Rich Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Byron, Richard Stein, Jaime Stein, Alex Stein, Impex Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Polakoff, Mr. and Mrs. David Gladstone, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baylis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pa- radee, Rob Martinelli of Delaware Today, Ferris Fesmire, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Basinski, Mr. and Mrs. Guiseppe Randazzo, Jean Kimelman, Marlene Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walls, Linda Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Susan Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Fisch- er, Michelle Bright, Carol Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs. William Wardell, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Centrella Sr., Lance Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carlin, Edward Stein, Courtney Stein. Along with our daughters, Mau- ria Stein and Anita Waddell, we thank you. With sincere gratitude, Jay and Dian Stein Rehoboth Beach Heartwalk organizers say. thanks to all On Oct. 11, 1997, a wonderful event occurred. You turned out in record numbers to support an event that has and will continue to help many people in a lifesaving manner. That event was the 1997 Sussex County American Heart- walk. The numbers are impressive. Over 500 people enjoyed the hike through the Redden State Forest. Your response helped us to raise over $57,500; almost $8,000 more than last year. One of the best features of this day is that in addition to being a "heart healthy" exercise, it is a day of family fun. It is an opportu- .nity for all family members, young and not-so-young, to be to- gether with friends and neighbors, to enjoy nature together, to form new friendships and to top it all off with a great barbecue chicken lunch, donated by area businesses. Probably the most heartwarming activity of the day occurred at the start of the walk with the "red hats" out in front. The "red hats" were individuals, obviously wear- ing red hats, who were previously victims of stroke or heart disease and who were present to demon- strate first-hand the results of pre- vious years: support of the Ameri- can Heart Association. On behalf of the Sussex County division, board of directors, I would like to express my appreci- ation to everyone who contributed to the success of this year's walk. There are many of you. Particular thanks goes to each of you who donated your time or pledged money to support walkers in this year's event. Thanks also to the individuals, hospitals, service or- ganizations and others who assist- ed with the logistics in making the day work. These are the volun- teers that make the day fun, which results in people wanting to par- ticipate again and again, The success of this year's walk can be attributed to the leadership, interest and support provided by this year's chairman, the Hon. Ronnie Rogers, mayor of Milford. Mr. Rogers was supported by co- chairs Carol Hudson of First State Chevy Oids; Scott Reagan of Cen- tury 21 Carousel Realty; Richard Carmine, Milford city manager; Richard White, First Omni Bank; Ruth Rogers, the chairman's wife; and myself. Many thanks to the encouragement provided by our honorary chairman, Mr. Dale Dukes. These individuals provid- ed the organizational structure that resulted in record numbers of volunteers and donations. We also appreciate the generous corporate sponsorships which helped us to underwrite the costs associated with the walk and to raise money. Special thanks to Townsend, Inc., which donated $5,000 and the chicken that was provided to the walkers. We very much appreciate Townsend's con- tinuing support as a First State sponsor of the walk. Other compa- nies making significant contribu- tions were: First Omni Bank, PNC, Rehoboth Outlets, L.D. Caulk/Dent Supply, Delaware Pork Producers, Beebe Medical Center, Georgetown/Milisboro Rotary, I.G. Burton, Inc., Nanti, coke Hospital and Manufactured Housing Concepts. Many thanks also to those I have failed to men- tion who actively encouraged their employees to walk and sup- ported their employees' efforts. With an event of this size, it is im- possible for me to recognize all the wonderful organizations and people that contributed to the suc- 6ess of the event, although I wish I could do so. Each of us can point with pride to our friends and neighbors who joined in the effort to improve programs and services to Sussex County schools, workplaces anc the communily" in general. Your support will help those who suffer from strokes and heart disease to improve their quality of life. Just as importantly, your support will help, our children and our schools, college and the workplace, and our acquaintances throughout the community understand how to prevent heart disease through healthy living practices. Once again, our sincerest appreciation for a job very well done. We look forward to seeing all of you again at next year's walk. Mark E. Steiner, President Sussex County Division American Heart Association Thanks from club The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will be displaying a tree located at the Grotto Plaza on the Avenue in Rehoboth as part of the Parade of Trees, in which local businesses sponsor charities and allow the community to make do- nations to their favorite charity or best decorated tree. The Boys & Girls Club tree is sponsored by the Roadhouse Steak Joint, Roadsters, and Pasta Bowl Restaurant in Lewes. The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club would like to thank Roadhouse, Roadsters and the Pasta Bowl Restaurants for their $200 donation in order for us to participate in this year's Parade of Trees. We would also like to thank A.C. Moore for their contribution of $20 in supplies in order to make decorations for the tree. The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club is a nonprofit organiza- tion serving youth ages 6 to 18 in the Milford community and sur- rounding areas. At just $7 a year, members can enjoy recreation, arts and crafts, and educational programming with the club. We are grateful for all contributions. Thank you for your support. Jeanne Doe Education director Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club Milton zoning moves open door for day care By Rosanne Pack In a series of public meetings, Milton Town Council and Milton Planning and Zoning Commission issued approvals that set the stage for one new business in town and perhaps more to come. Lenwood Eley, owner of 103 Front St., re- ceived a zoning variance that will allow him to lease his property to a day-care owner who will con- vert an empty building to a child- care business. Denise Hood currently operates Hood's Day Care, a home day care; moving into the larger facili- ty will allow her to expand her business to a "large family home" day care. Hood sees the proposal for a business at the Front Street location as an answer to many people's quest for moderately priced, quality day care. The Milton Planning and Zon- ing Commissioners could only rule on Eley's request for a vari- ance in an R-3 area after town council passed an amendment to a zoning ordinance. When Eley ap- plied for the variance, town offi- cials realized that neither the R-! nor R-3 zoning regulations speci- fied child-care centers or nurseries in the list of eligible special ex- ceptions. They set a public hearing and meeting to amend the ordinance so the planning and zoning com- mission could move forward on Eley's variance request. Speaking at the Dec. 8 hearing, James Fuqua, town attorney, said, "Presently, the only zoning for day care facilities is in areas zoned for industrial use. It makes sense that day care, other than home day-care, should also be in- cluded, in residential districts. "It was always intended to be included in the zoning laws, no one was opposed to it; it's just time to make it official and legal." The town council previously voted to accept the amendment, but it had to be presented in public hearing before it is legally adopt- ed. The proposed amendment was read, there was no public com- ment and council members voted unanimously for approval. The following night, Dec. 9, Milton Planning and Zoning Commission met and heard the application. In explanation of the need for the variance, Eley said, "I see where it can be an improvement on a past eyesore. It will help clean up the area and be an asset to the town." Eley pointed out that Hood has many years of experience in the day-care business, and that she has an established reputation. Speaking for herself, Hood said that she already has started the permitting process and has re- ceived permission to proceed from the fire marshal's office and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, day care licensing division. She also presented a petition signed by -100 neighborhood residents who stat- ed their approval of locating a day-care business at the Front Street location. In addition to a weekday day- care business, Hood said her long- term plans include initiating a recreation program for weekends. She said that it concerns her that there are not many activities for young people in Milton when they are not in School. She said that she has contacted some who are will- ing to share their skills and talents for weekend projects. Several people attended the hearing to support the variance re- quest. Shadette Brittingham said that her children had been in Hood's care for several years and she knew that the owner could fill a community need if she expand- ed. Connie Person, Hood's sister, said that she is working on a col- lege degree in early childhood ed- ucation, and she will be employed at the new day care. Hood said, "I am not just in this business to make money. I give discounts to parents who have more than one child. I really want to help people." Eley said that he had worked to improve an unattractive, unpro- ductive area and he is pleased to think that Hood might establish a thriving business that will benefit the community. "I am just tickled to death to help young people become entre- preneurs," he said. "I've lived here for 50 years now, and I like to do what I can for others and the community." After discussion about the specifics of fencing and state and town permits for building and in- spections, commissioners voted unanimously to approve the vari- ance request. The approval states that the proposed business must meet or exceed all zoning require- ments and will be in operation 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for day care, and some Saturdays for activities. Thanks for saving our cat I would like to thank the three young men of truck No. 4 of the Lewes Department of Public Works for rescuing my cat, Thomas, from the storm drain where he had become trapped. They; answered my call for help via a telephone call to the depart- ment. Thomas is not an outside cat and only occasionally goes out for a stroll. Curiosity must have caused him to go down in the storni drain. He was terrified and their kind- ness in helping to rescue him is greatly appreciated by us. Rick and Paulette Cleaver Lewes