Week of 5/19/2013 Vol. 4 No. 9
What Happens Between The
ISTidbits ONOverheard...Didjanos...All EVERYONE’S
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May 19, 2013
Plein Air About 30 artists were in town last
week capturing the beauty of Old New Castle. Some
from as far away as north Jersey and Washington D.C.
participating in “Painting Old New Castle
2013”. We found
Sara (lower right) on
Delaware St. painting
the alley between
Bertie's Bags and
Sew On and The
Terry House Bed &
Breakfast, in watercolor.
Their paintings, nearly 100,
went on sale at the Art
Sale on Friday evening at
the Academy Building.The
art exhibit and sale
yesterday’s beautiful A
Day In Old New
Castle, at the Academy
5/19 Boy's Club Day Frog
Jumping Jubilee Day Jim
Scobee*74 (1986), astronaut,
died in Shuttle Challenger, Pete
Townshend-68, Kyle Eastwood-45 Anne Boleyn, the
second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
1536, Sen. Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery. 1856,
Ringling Brothers circus premieres. 1884, Thomas Edison
spoke on the radio for the first time. 1926.
5/20 Be a Millionaire Day Eliza Doolittle Day Pick
Strawberries Day Dolley Madison*245 (1849),
Henri Rousseau*169 (1910), James
Stewart*105 (1997), Joe Cocker-69,
Cher-67 John Sobieski became Poland’s first
King. 1674, The fountain pen was patented by H.D.
Hyde. 1830, Levi Strauss began marketing blue
jeans with copper rivets. 1874, Amelia Earhart took off to fly
solo across the Atlantic. 1932; five years after Charles
Lindbergh’s 33 1/2 hour historic flight. Hubble Space
Telescope transmits photograph's from space 1990.
5/21 Natl Memo Day Natl Waiters and Waitresses
Day Armand Hammer*115 (1990), industrialist,
philanthropist, Fats Waller*109 (1943), Harold
Robbins*97 (1997), Raymond Burr*96 (1993), Peggy
Cass*89(1999), Leo Sayer-65, Mr. T (Lawrence Tero)-61,
Judge Reinhold-57 The Democratic Party held its first
national convention. 1832, American Red Cross was
formed. 1881, Louis H. Perlman received his patent for the
demountable tire-carrying rim. 1906, National Guard was
mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State. 1970
5/22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day Mary
Cassatt*169 (1926), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*154
(1930), Lord Laurence Olivier*106 (1989), Paul
Winfield*72 (2004), Tommy John-70, Morrissey-54
Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried and acquitted for
treason. 1807, The Great Train Robbery. 1868, First
reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. 1933, The
debut of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”. 1967
5/23 Lucky Penny Day Douglas Fairbanks*130
(1939), Artie Shaw*103 (2004), Helen O'Connell*93
(1993), Rosemary Clooney*85 (2002), Joan Collins-80,
Charles Kimbrough-77, Marvelous Marvin
Hagler-59, Drew Carey-55, Ken Jennings-39,
“Jeopardy” record winner Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter
that he had invented bifocals. 1785, Boston’s Joe Borden
pitched the very first no-hitter in the history. 1876,
Legendary bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde
Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush
in Louisiana. 1934, “LIFE” magazine’s cover
pictured Errol Flynn as a glamour boy. 1938
5/24 Natl Escargot Day Queen Victoria*194 (1901),
Gary Burghoff-70, “Radar”, Bob Dylan-72, Priscilla
Presley-68, John C. Reilly-48 The Methodist Church
was established. 1738, Nursery Rhyme “Mary Had a Little
Lamb” was written by Mary Hale of Boston. 1830,
The first American bicycle race was held in
Boston. 1878, The first public garage was opened
by W.T. McCullough. 1899, After a 9 years, the
last “Dean Martin Show” was seen on NBC.
1974, Brooklyn Bridge's 100th birthday was
5/25 InterNatl Jazz Day Natl Missing Children's
Day Tap Dance Day Ralph Waldo Emerson*210
(1882), Bill “Bojangles” Robinson*135 (1949), Igor
Sikorsky*124 (1972), developed helicopters, Gene
Tunney*115 (1978), Leslie Uggams-68, Connie
Sellecca-58, Anne Heche-44 The Constitutional
Convention opened in Philadelphia with George Washington
presiding. 1787, The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent
from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, appeared in the Baltimore
“Patriot.” 1844, John Scopes was indicted for teaching the
Darwinian theory in school. 1925, Ford ceases production of
the Model “T”. 1927, The movie blockbuster “Star Wars” is
Port Penn Historical Society invites you to "2013 Spring Fling"
1 to 3 pm. Donation $5, life members free. ▶ Click here for a flyer.
A Day In Old New Castle pictures next week
Sun, 5/19 Mon, 5/20
Sun, 5/26 Mon, 5/27
CSN 35 847 76 576
TCN 8 846
FOX 9 805 13 513
PHL 7 807 17 517
MLB 859 86 586
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PHL 17, MLB.TV
PHL 17, MLB.TV
at Nationals 7:05p
at Nationals 7:15p
at Nationals 1:35p
PHL 17, MLB.TV
at Red Sox
PHL 17, MLB.TV
Catch it all this season in
►NASCAR Sprint Cup
4/27 Richmond KEVIN HARVICK
5/5 Talladega DAVID RAGAN
5/11 Darlington MATT KENSETH
5/26 Charlotte FOX 6PM
New Castle's favorite dugout!
Our famous PIZZA WINGS SALADS PASTA 5 big
Enjoy specials every day as you
catch every play at TVs
Your favorite watering hole!
Wilmington University Wildcats Claims
Third Straight CACC Tournament Championship
The Wilmington University baseball team claimed its third
straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament
Championship on Sat. May 11th, defeating sixth seeded
Chestnut Hill College, 15-0, in the first game of the
championship round at Wilson Field.
With the win, the Wildcats (40-12 overall) earns the CACC’s
automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Regional
Tournament at Southern New Hampshire University,
Penmen Field, Manchester, N.H. May 16-19.
Happy Cobblestone Birthday
Belated Tues. 5/14 Joe C.
Thurs. 5/23 Michelle G. ~ Cork V.
Sat. 5/25 Barbara W.
Sun.. 5/26 Bonnie H. ~ Baily N. ~ Judy S.
Alas...Wilmington (39-13) vs. Franklin Pierce (32-16) FPU, 7-0
►NCAA Baseball Tournament
The Del. Accordion Club Open-mike from 2-5pm in the Banquet
Room at the River Club Apts 7807 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont
Info:, call “Accordion Joe” Oberly, 302-388-0471
Birthday or Anniversary approaching?
Tell The Teditor [email protected]
PRESENTED BY ST. PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH
OLD NEW CASTLE RUN
Thurs., May 30th • 6th Delaware Sts
Elizabeth A. Loncki Scholarship Fund
START: 7th & Delaware Streets FINISH: St. Peter Church, 5th & Harmony Streets
Course – USATF Certified Course - Extremely flat and fast course through the streets of Historic New Castle
The race will highlight… Post race party • Food, Drinks & Entertainment • Event T-Shirts for all runners • Raffles for great prizes
Registration & Information ► oldnewcastlerun.com
COBBLESTONES May 19, 2013
at Our Senior Center
Mon 5/20 - 10 Beginner’s Art Class 12:30 Brain Boosters Birthday Celebration. Wed 5/22 - 11 Lunch out-Schaefer’s
Thurs 5/23 - 12:30 Food Lion Fri 5/24 - 12:30 Entertainment by Doug Poole.
► New Castle Senior Center
9 Pool Exercise
9:30 Park Walk
9:30 Wii Bowling
10 Crafty Seniors
12:30 Mah Jongg
1 Chair Yoga
1 Strength Building/
9:30 Park Walk
11 Line Dancing
1:30 Tai Chi
9:30 Wii Bowling
10 Games w/Tom
12:30 Super Market
1 Zumba Gold
2 Qi Gong/Tai Chi
5:30 Bible Study
9:30 Park Walk
9:30 Knit/ Crochet
10 Wii Bowling
10 Mah Jongg
the New Castle
*prior registration required
424 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720
Resume Writing & Critiquing*
TEENS: Game On 5PM
5/21 R,R&Story Time10:30AM/3-6 yrs
Wealth Transfer Planning*/6:30PM
Civil War Group 7 PM
5/23 GED Prep in Spanish/6 PM
Knit 1/Crochet 2/7 PM
5/24 LAP SIT STORY TIME/11AM
6 os.-3 yrs.
5/25 National Missing Children Day:
Take 25 and Stranger Danger
Mon 10-9 Tues 10-9 Wed 2:-9 Thurs 2-9 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
Need a little summer cash?
There are many local friends and
neighbors that would gladly pay you for
helping with their lawn and garden
chores. Send Cobblestones your
information and rate and I’ll list it here
FREE every week!
Senior Citizen seeks Mature Person for Lawn Care
Prices Corner area – 3/4 acre multi-level lot – grass cutting and weedwacking around trees and bushes. Once a week for now and every two
weeks as the season gets dry. Valid driver's license required and licensed and
insured for lawn care. Also must be able to communicate easily in English. Please respond to Cobblestones ([email protected]).
New Castle Senior Center Bus Trips
Payment is due at time of sign up for all trips
See Mike to sign up or for more info
July 17-‐Suicide Bridge Tour and Restaurant Sightseeing Cruise plus a Crab Cake and Fried Chicken Buffet. Cost of $60 includes bus, driver’s tip, cruise, buffet luncheon, taxes and luncheon tips.
October 9-‐Showboat Casino in Atlantic City • December 6-‐Bethlehem, Pa
Any day now,
cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl
out of the earth after 17 years
underground and overrun the
East Coast. The insects will arrive
in such numbers that people from
North Carolina to Connecticut
will be outnumbered roughly
600-to-1. Maybe more.
Scientists even have a horror-movie
name for the infestation: Brood II. But
as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harmless. They won't
hurt you or other animals. At worst, they might damage a few
saplings or young shrubs. Mostly they will blanket certain
pockets of the region, though lots of people won't ever see them.
They're looking for just one thing: sex. And they've been waiting
quite a long time.
Since 1996, this group of 1-inch bugs, in wingless nymph form,
has been a few feet underground, sucking on tree roots and
biding their time. They will emerge only when the ground
temperature reaches precisely 64 degrees. After a few weeks up
in the trees, they will die and their offspring will go
underground, not to return until 2030. WASHINGTON (AP) -
on June 1st will also benefit the
Friends of Battery Park! We will
have four bands and two food
vendors set up behind the
Courthouse from 2 pm to 5:30 pm
Music will be provided by the
William Penn Jazz Ensemble,
“The Quintastics” (Cab Calloway
students), Kathie & Sam Wright
(“Songs from the Heart”), and Alfie
Moss and Dexter Koonce.
The William Penn Culinary Arts
students and Bailey’s Dawgs will
provide* sandwiches, hot dogs and
snacks, and our volunteers will be
serving* wine and beer.
May 19, 2013
3 whole eggs • 7 slices thick-cut
1 sm. whole red onion • 1 pkg
white button mushrooms
3 tsp red wine vinegar • 2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 dash salt
8 oz baby spinach, washed, dried and stems removed
Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover
with water and bring to a boil. Then
turn off the heat and allow to sit in
the water for 20 minutes. Drain off
the water and add ice on top of the
eggs. In other words...just hard Boil
Fry the bacon in a skillet until
crispy/chewy. Remove to a paper
towel. Drain the fat into a bowl and
reserve. Give the skillet a wipe with kitchen paper.
Slice the red onion very thinly, and then add to the skillet. Cook slowly
until the onions are caramelized and reduced. Remove to a plate and set
Slice the mushrooms and add them to the same skillet with a little of the
reserved bacon fat if needed. Cook slowly until caramelized and brown.
Remove to a plate and set aside.
Chop the bacon. Peel and slice the eggs.
Make the hot bacon dressing: Add 3 tablespoons of the reserved bacon
fat, vinegar, sugar, Dijon and salt to a small saucepan or skillet over
medium-low heat. Whisk together and heat thoroughly until bubbly.
Add the spinach to a large bowl. Arrange the onions, mushrooms and
bacon on top. Pour the hot dressing over the top; toss to combine.
Arrange the eggs over the top and serve
It feels like we are spending more
time in the cars than we are
anywhere else. Whether it is
driving to work or taking the kids
to school, we are always on the
This is a page for people that love
their cars but wonder how one of the smallest
states has some of the largest traffic tie ups.
We provide information on traffic and road closures throughout
the state, legislation affecting your daily drive, news and events involving
cars and driving, and even sales at our local dealerships.
Keeping you updated on all aspects of driving in Delaware!
► Delaware on the Move
See the New
Castle Weekly for Full Schedules
Mon. 5/20 Special Council Budget Workshop Mtg. 5pm
Mon. 5/20 Planning Commission Mtg. 6:30pm
Tues. 5/21Parking Sub-Comm. 4pm
Tues. 5/21 Special Council Budget Workshop Mtg. 6pm
Wed. 5/21 Special Council Budget Workshop Mtg. 6pm
Read more at: Foodnetwork Recipes
© 2012 Ree Drummond, All Rights Reserved
It appears that you can make delicious (and fantastically high-carb)
bread by mixing melted ice-cream with self-rising flour and baking it.
I'm willing to believe that this is totally yummy. Go on and try it:
1 Preheat oven to 350º F
2 Let ice cream soften at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
3 In the bowl of your mixer combine ice cream with flour until
the flour is incorporated.
4 Evenly distribute sprinkles in the bottom of a greased Bundt pan
and scoop batter evenly on top.
5 Bake for 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6 Invert and allow to cool completely.
Be on the lookout friends.
With their crossing at Rt 40
closing, it is rumored the Bears
will be migrating to the newly
restored crossing on Washington
Street. They possibly might take a
liking to Battery Park too!
Could prove very interesting!
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May 19, 2013
Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses.
At the Old Library Museum, explores the history of drinking
establishments – both legal and illegal – in New Castle since the 17th
century. At the Old Library Museum, Weekends (excluding holidays), 40
E. 3rd Street, 1pm to 4pm Free.
Lecture/tours of the hull of the
DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British
warship, to return to Lewes, Del. beginning
Sat. May 25th the 215th anniversary of the
sinking of the vessel.
Limited to 12 visitors per program and will begin with a special tour at
1 pm.—. Regularly scheduled lecture/tours will then take place at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. on the following Mondays during 2013. Nonrefundable tickets for the lecture/tours
are $10 per person (restricted to persons aged 10 and above) and are available through the Shop
Delaware website (http://shop.delaware.gov/). For additional information, call 302-645-1148.
Sat., June 1st offers a lot to see & do!
204 B Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
“The First Victor Labels.” Tours will focus on the creation and classification of the early
record labels for the Victor Talking Machine Company. First Saturday in the First State
Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free 302-744-5055.
“Imagine That.” Utilizing the exhibit “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human
Figure” as a backdrop, guided tours will explore the life and work of the noted Wilmington
sculptor Charles Parks and his contributions to American art. Visitors will have an
opportunity to create an interactive sculpture as an element of the tour.
Delaware Public Archives building, 121 Duke of York St., Dover.
Tours at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5055.
“The Trial of William Penn.” Living-history theater presentation exploring the trial of
William Penn and the jury that went to jail when they would not find him guilty as charged.
Audience participation is encouraged. First Saturday in the First State program.
The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Programs at 1 and 3 p.m. Museum open 9
a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5055.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday
12 noon - 4 p.m. or by appointment
www.blueherongalleryde.com • [email protected]
June 9th BISHOP’S VISIT and Reception
The Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware, the Rt. Rev. Wayne
Wright., will visit Immanuel on the Green
on Sunday morning, June 9th, to be our
Celebrant and Preacher, and, at the 10
a.m. service, to administer the Sacrament
of Confirmation and the Rite of
Reception into the Episcopal Church. The
Bishop’s Visitation is always a very
wonderful and special time at Immanuel. Please make
it a point to attend this happy occasion.
Annual Garden Party
Thurs., June 13, 6 pm to 8 pm
Join friends and neighbors at our annual early summer
bash in the Dutch House gardens. Light refreshments are included with admission to the
party! 1651 Benefactors receive two complimentary tickets to the party. $30 members;
$35 non-members. Please call the Society office at 302-322-2794 to RSVP today!
IN HISTORIC NEW CASTLE
tell them you saw it in the
Saturday, June 8th
May 19, 2013
$2 Cs Lg
$3 S’s S D
$5 M Ms
$5 B B M
$5 Bg $6 Wgs
Some are weatherwise,
some are otherwise.
➨ Reedy Point Tides
May 25th 8pm
Celebrate What's Great!
There’s only 60 days!
It’s wonderful fun for
families young and old.
Live in Concert
Pentatonix The Here’s 2
Nora says...Call ahead for
pick up for the office!
Salads $4.99-$12.99, Soups $2.99-$5.99,
and PoBoys and Wraps are $7.99-$12.99.
Sat., July 20th • 7PM
M&T Bank Grandstand
May 30 - Old New Castle Run
June 1 - Antiques Show in the Park
June 8 - Separation Day
June 12 - Concert in the Park
June 13 - NCHS Garden Party
19 ☼ 5:45am ☾ 8:13pm
20 ☼ 5:44am ☾ 8:14pm
21 ☼ 5:43am ☾ 8:15pm
22 ☼ 5:42am ☾ 8:16pm
23 ☼ 5:42am ☾ 8:16pm
24 ☼ 5:41am ☾ 8:17pm
25 ☼ 5:40am ☾ 8:18pm
Full Moon: 12:26am
Hours: 10-4pm Admission: $7
Discount Admission ►http://www.dfshows.com/
at: ➔ Carol
always Friendly, Delicious and serving what you want!
Take it easy by stopping in for a relaxing breakfast or lunch !
Anniversary Celebrations ▲ Company Outings
Showers & Rehearsals ▲ Community Meetings
Don’t miss out on Friday's Dinner Special, but call first!
am - 4 pm
Tue - Thu: 8 • 6 pm - 9 pm
Sat: 8 am -
The only thin
psey’s Do It!
Let The Dem
Castle, DE New
410 Del. St. ~
Reservations Friday Nigh
Make your re
Proud Pop invites you to tour Hopkins, Belize
through Jay’s camera. Some real beautiful eye
openers are waiting for your walls at
▶ Jay's flickr
May 19, 2013
Recently, the Colonial School Board voted to hold another operating
referendum vote for Tues. June 4th. The referendum vote is for 35
cents per $100 of assessed property value. With the failed
referendum on February 28th, we have listened to the community. The proposed tax increase has been reduced from 47 cents to 35
cents, with the primary focus of the proposed tax amount for
Informational meetings are scheduled to hear the proposal and for
the Board to hear from you.
May 28th 7PM George Read Middle School
Please visit the ►Referendum page for additional details.
SURPRISE SPEAKER at 8:15 AM
Race/Run: 8:30 AM
¡ WJBR on location The Wharf at the end of Delaware Street
¡ Post Food Sponsored by
Manhattan Bagel & Newark Farmers Market
¡ Prizes include Jessops Tavern and Traders Cove Gift Cards.
Parking at The New Castle School, formerly New Castle Middle School,
903 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720
Checks payable to New Castle Jaycees and Mail to
Separation Day 5K - PO Box 24 Montchanin De 19710
Sep Day 5K River Run/Walk
in the Water-Front area.
Call Maggie at 302 691 3352
or Tom Maddux
302 824 2874
The ►New Castle Sailing Club is holding a Separation Day Regatta on
June 8th between 9 am and 1 pm for all Club members and guests who
wish to participate. The races will take place just off shore from Battery
Park. Awards will be presented following the races in the Park.
In addition, the New Castle Sailing Club is celebrating its
60th Anniversary this year and will take part in the Separation Day parade and
will have a booth set up for anyone interested in learning more about the Club.
Are you interested in participating in the regatta as a guest? email our
Membership Director at [email protected]
house for rent
24 East 4th Street
1 1/2 bath
Small pets $1,250
Move in date July 15th
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Castle’s comings and goings and other good and interesting stuff! Cobblestones
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Tell them you saw it in the Cobblestones
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Hold your next event in the beautiful
River Room nestled in historic New
Castle. Just steps away from Battery
Park this spacious venue was built in
2007 and features:
Seating for 120
Use of 20 tables & 120 padded chairs
Chandeliers on dimmers
Optional overhead lighting
Many windows, some with river views
State-of-the-art kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, plenty of
workspace, 8-burner gas stove, two ovens, microwave, prep
area with sink, separate washing sinks, & work tables
adjacent to dual pass-through/serving windows and doors
to main dining room. Two outside doors allow easy
unloading for caterers or other service people.
parquet dance floor
private entrance with
Bring your own food, liquor, linens, decorations & other supplies.
Parking available for up to 43 cars. Additional parking on the street.
Rates: $600.00 for 6 hours. Additional hours @ $40.00/hour.
Requires $200 deposit at reservation.
Subject to availability. Call for more info.
For more information contact: Natalie Kaplan, Executive Director
302-326-4209 or [email protected]
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TGJ, Editor WATCH’N PHILLIES!
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