Community Briefs 2/1/23 | Cape Gazette

Autism Support Group for Grandparents meets monthly

Autism Delaware offers a personal support group for grandparents who do not fulfill the role of primary caregiver for their loved ones who are on the spectrum. Family Navigator Tomara Williams leads the group from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month, at the Autism Delaware office at 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., Unit 1, Lewes. Although registration is required for drinks to be available to all attendees, walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, email [email protected].

Free virtual tech training available for Sussex residents

Tech Hire Delaware, a recruitment service provided by Tech Impact, is offering free virtual training courses to residents of Sussex and Kent counties to earn a Google IT Certificate. Tuition is free for qualified applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent. The time required for the training is 20 hours per week for 14 weeks. Participation in the course is possible alongside a full-time job or current employment, as coursework can be completed between shifts or at weekends. The course is limited to 10 participants. To learn more and sign up, go to or email [email protected]. Any business that uses technology needs IT support, so these skills are in demand across industries. IT support focuses on helping people use technology smoothly, from computers and phones to systems and networks. IT support specialists are often responsible for equipping new users with the technology they need, monitoring computer systems, and troubleshooting technical issues.

Bayhealth Clinical Counseling Training applications are due February 6th

Bayhealth is accepting applications for its clinical pastoral training program in the spring. The application deadline is Monday, February 6th. Clinical pastoral training is professional training for clergy and lay people of all faiths and denominations. As the regional healthcare leader, Bayhealth is the only healthcare system in the counties of Sussex and Kent to offer a CPE programme.

CPE teaches clergy and lay people how to serve patients, families and staff in hospitals and other health care settings, as well as the military and others in the community, such as B. in houses of worship, schools, prisons and homeless people, can best serve as pastoral shelters. It also prepares chaplains for board certification.

Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc., Bayhealth’s CPE program takes place on its Sussex and Kent campuses in a safe and supportive learning environment. Bayhealth’s CPE students gain firsthand experience providing spiritual care to patients and their families in a variety of specialties including oncology, cardiology, pediatrics and more.

To learn more and to apply, call Bayhealth Pastoral Care at 302-744-6147 or go to

Presentation for charity on February 8th

The Georgetown Public Library will host a charity presentation on Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 123 West Pine St., Georgetown, from financial and legal professionals. Speakers are Robert S. Jeter II, CFP, CRPC, of ​​In Focus Financial Advisors, and Deirdre McCartney, Esq. To register, call 302-856-7958 or go to

Milford library book sales begin February 9th

The Friends of Milford Public Library are hosting a $5 per bag book sale on the lower level of the Library, 11 SE Front St, Milford.

Well known pianist in concert at Groome Church on February 12th

Groome Church, Lewes is hosting a concert on Sunday 12 February from 4pm to 5.30pm featuring pianist and composer Nina Siniakova celebrating the great love songs of the 1970s.

“One Step From Love” will feature Siniakova’s own interpretation of melodies and harmonies ranging from ABBA and Billy Joel to Gilbert O’Sullivan and Paul Davis.

Proceeds from the event benefit Humane Animal Partners Rehoboth; go to to learn more.

Information on tickets and concerts can be found at The historic Groome Church is located at 601 Savannah Road, Lewes.

Register for the Columbiettes event by February 18th

The Delaware State Columbiettes will hold their annual Basket Auction on Sunday, February 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Church Parish Life Center on South State Street in Dover. Tickets are $25 per person and include a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, and iced tea. There will be lots of great gifts and a raffle with three great prizes. Reserve seats by Saturday, February 18 by contacting Mary Jane Deni, 69 Comanche Circle, Millsboro, DE 19966, 302-841-8831 or [email protected].

The application deadline for the Mediacom scholarship has been extended to February 28th

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarships for high school seniors pursuing advanced education. The scholarship program marks its 22nd consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 in world-class scholarships to 60 high school seniors. Scholars have the flexibility to use the grants to support post-secondary college costs or professional training at an accredited institution beginning in Fall 2023. Scholarship selection is based on academic merit and leadership achievements. Information is sent to all secondary schools in areas where Mediacom provides its high-speed Internet services. The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday 28 February. To apply, go to

“Giving back to the communities in which we operate is a priority for our company, and we believe one of the best ways is to invest in promising young students who will be our future leaders,” said Todd Gohn, Mediacom’s Operations Director. Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers, but must live in areas where Mediacom’s fiber-rich broadband network provides gigabit-speed Internet service.

Cash bingo in Milton on March 2nd

The Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting Cash Bingo on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00pm at the Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton. Admission is at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. To reserve tickets, text the name and number of tickets you need to 302-519-4491 or leave a voicemail. There will be door prizes and concessions can be bought. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

CHEER is looking for craft fair vendors on March 4th

CHEER is seeking hobby and craft vendors for its spring craft show, being held Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown.

The fee is $35 for an 8 foot table. Additional 6-foot tables can be rented for $10. No outside tables may be brought in. Electricity, if required, is an additional $5.

The show is free and open to the public. Merchandise ranges from t-shirts, books, baseball cards, toys and woodworking items to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry and more.

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Amy Smith at [email protected] or 302-853-4200 or visit

Teen Job Fair invites local businesses to participate on March 25th

Lewes Public Library invites local businesses to attend its annual Teen Job Fair from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 25, at the Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes.

The fair connects young applicants aged 14-19 with local businesses to discuss seasonal and/or year-round employment opportunities. Past fairs have attracted almost 400 interested young people.

“This is an excellent opportunity for companies to reach a large and motivated audience of youth applicants,” said Emily Ellinger, Teen Services Librarian. “It also allows teenagers to gain experience of the hiring and application process in a supportive, community-based environment.”

The fair is free for both companies and applicants. Interested companies should contact Emily Ellinger at [email protected]. Places are limited, so early registration is recommended.

UUSD Social Justice Grant Applications Due March 31st

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, Lewes, accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations for specific projects serving Sussex County. The grants are made possible through the Roy Parks Memorial Social Justice Fund, administered by the UUSD Social and Environmental Justice Committee. The fund awards grants of up to $2,500 each year to organizations whose justice work serves Sussex County and is consistent with UUSD’s mission, vision and conscience. UUSD funded four local organizations through the fund last year.

To view eligibility requirements and the application form, go to and scroll to Roy Parks Memorial Social Justice Fund Application. Application deadline is Friday, 31.

Lunch With a Purpose is accepting applications by April 1st

Applications are now being accepted for sponsors and charitable beneficiaries for the 2023-24 Lunch With a Purpose season, with events beginning in September.

Nonsectarian 501c3 designated charities serving Sussex County, or groups such as women’s clubs or HOA organizations wishing to sponsor a certified charity are encouraged to complete and submit an application. Sponsoring organizations would be responsible for providing the assistance needed by the charity to prepare the lunch and host the lunch as some charities may not have the staff or volunteers to host an event themselves.

For application information, contact Ruth Pryor at rfcpr[email protected]. The application deadline is Saturday, April 1st.

Lunch With a Purpose continues the 2022-23 season with events scheduled for Thursday February 2nd at Heritage Shores in support of the Laurel Public Library; Wednesday, March 1, in Baywood in support of the First State Community Action Agency; Wednesday, April 5 at Signatures at Bayside to benefit Champions for Children’s Mental Health; and Wednesday, May 3, in Baywood for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

Visit Facebook at Lunch with a Purpose/Coastal Delaware for details.

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