Bits and Pieces

Bethany church holding Sunday school classes
The Bethany Beach Disciples of Christ Church is hosting adult Sunday school in the Tabernacle Lounge, located behind the church. The church itself is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway.

The classes run each Sunday through March 13, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m., immediately following 9:30 a.m. services.

The classes will be entitled, “Religions of the World,” and will use video participants to show how religions have shaped cultures throughout the world.

All are welcome.

Election time nears in Ocean View
The town of Ocean View will hold its annual election on Saturday, April 9, from noon to 5 p.m. in the newly refurbished Town Hall (32 West Avenue).

Voters must be U.S. citizens, minimum 18 years of age, with six month’s residency in the town of Ocean View (as of April 8) and registered in the town’s “Books of Registered Voters.” (Please note — the deadline for new voter registration has passed.)

Incumbent Mayor Gary Meredith is running for re-election against challenger Wally Brown.

This is the annual town-wide election. Assuming eligibility as above, all residents can vote, regardless what council voting district they live in.

Council Member Norman Amendt (District 3) will return for a second full term (he was unopposed).

State to receive money for education
The Delaware Department of Education is set to receive $23,972 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Advanced Placement Test Fee program, which pays the costs for low-income students taking the Advanced Placement tests, Sen. Tom Carper announced recently.

“This program will help those who need the financial assistance the most,” said Carper. “It gives low income students a fair shot in taking Advanced Placement tests and receiving college credit.”

The AP Test Fee program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement test and receive scores of which college academic credit is awarded. Participation in this program helps low-income students achieve to higher standards in English, mathematics, science, and other core subjects. The program also seeks to increase the number of low-income students who achieve baccalaureate and advanced degrees.

LB holding kindergarten registration next week
Lord Baltimore Elementary School will be holding kindergarten registration on the following dates:

• Monday, April 11: 12-6 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 12: 12-3 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 13: 12-3 p.m.
• Thursday, April 14: 12-3 p.m.

Call Rosalie or Lisa for an appointment at 537-2700.

For kindergarten, the child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31.

Parents will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate, proof of physical health examination, proof of T.B. and lead testing, immunization records, and social security card.

Proof of residency may be required.

Children are not required to attend during registration. However, they will need to attend dial screening, which will be held in June. Appointments will be made for dial screening during the registration process.

For preschool, the child must be 4 years old by August 31.

Preschool testing will be held on the following dates by appointment:

• Tuesday, April 26
• Wednesday, April 27
• Tuesday, May 3

Call the office at 537-2700 to schedule an appointment.

Women’s celebration seeks nominees
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2006 Women’s Day Celebration sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The closing date for nominations is May 15.

Nominees age 18 or older must have been Sussex County or Delaware residents or workers for at least five years, or performed community service impacting Delawareans for at least five years. Honorees are selected based on the obstacles they have overcome in their personal lives or careers and their accomplishments in the arts, business, community service, education, law, medicine or public service.

The annual Women’s Day Celebration, sponsored by the Owens Campus Alumni Association and Delaware Tech, recognizes the significant accomplishments of dedicated women and their positive impact on the state of Delaware and the communities in which they live.

For more information, contact Owens Campus Alumni Coordinator Alison Buckley at (302) 855-1607 or e-mail

Humane Society collects recipes
The Worcester County Humane Society has collected recipes from group members, family and friends and compiled them into a keepsake cookbook.

“Chow Time” contains over 400 recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and many others. The cost is $12 and all proceeds will go to support the daily operation of the no-kill animal shelter.

The cookbooks may be purchased at Donald’s Duck Shop in Ocean City, Paws & Claws Pet Supply in Ocean Pines or at the Ocean Pines Library. They will also be available at the annual Dog Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk on April 30 and at the Humane Society Booth at Springfest, May 5 to 8.