Letters to the Editor — June 19, 2015

LB Lions award three scholarships


Again this year, the Lord Baltimore Lions Club presented three one-year $1,500 scholarships to students graduating from Indian River High School. The awards were presented at the school’s scholarship recognition program by Lion Tom Roth, scholarship chairman, in May.

Applications were reviewed by members of the club’s Scholarship Committee and selected based on their academic success, financial need, extracurricular and community service activities.

Our winners, Sarah Buchler, Alexandra Long and Jewel Tomlinson, will be attending an upcoming club meeting to share with us their future plans and aspirations.

The scholarships are in memory of Lion Ralph Helm. Lion Ralph was a member of the Lord Baltimore Club who served as club president, our district governor and an international director of Lions International. His accomplishments were outstanding in both the local and international environments. The Lord Baltimore Lions Club is honored to award these scholarships in his name.

Janet Bauer, Secretary
Lord Baltimore Lions

Reader discusses new canal trail


I recently walked on the new Assawoman Canal Trail, and it’s a beautiful addition to the area. However, I was surprised that it ended at Ocean View Marina. I assumed the trail would continue to Elliot Avenue and allow access to the marina.

Everything I read about the trail indicated it would extend through the marina. I was very disappointed, as I’m sure other trail users are or will be with this arrangement. Are there any plans to allow access to the marina and Elliot Avenue?

Patty Lee
Olney, Md.

Civic club celebrates final meeting of year


The Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach held its final meeting of their year on Thursday, June 11, at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen.

Chef Alex Martinez charmed the WCCBB members who were in attendance by presenting a cooking demonstration. He prepared several items, with the assistance of Kris Medford, the general manager, of the selected menu that was created especially for them. The luncheon was a sell-out, and thoroughly enjoyed by the ladies.

The WCCBB was founded on Aug. 3, 1925, by a group of 18 women. Therefore, the club will be celebrating its 90th year of service and charitable donations to Bethany Beach and worthy causes in the surrounding areas.

A 90th year celebration of the club will be done at the club’s fashion show (“A Touch of Class”), which is scheduled for Nov. 14 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club — a true gala event with winter and fall fashions being presented by Chico’s of Rehoboth Beach. There is a planned surprise runway extravaganza as the “Grand Finale.” Ticket sales will begin in September.

The club meets the third Thursday of the month at the South Coastal Library with programs of interest, from September to June. All are welcome!

B.J. Hildebrand, Past President
Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach