Sussex County Delaware

Sussex Beat, Oct. 12, 1999

Trick or
Treat Schedules

NOTE: Sussex Beat is a mix of news, analysis and commentary by Eric Magill, publisher of Sussex County Online.

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Eric Magill, Sussex County Online

Trick or Treat ...

Sussex County communities are lining up their Trick or Treat schedules for local youngsters. With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, many have had to decide between having Trick or Treat on a Sunday night, which is essentially a school night, or on Saturday night. Following is a look at the towns that have decided on their Trick or Treat schedules as well as towns that do not set a specific night:

  • Bethany Beach -- Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Blades -- Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Bridgeville -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Dagsboro -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Delmar -- Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. (Ages 12-under)
  • Dewey Beach -- No specific night
  • Ellendale -- No date yet
  • Fenwick Island -- No specific night
  • Frankford -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • Georgetown -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Greenwood -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • Henlopen Acres -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (14-under)
  • Laurel -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • Lewes -- Will decide at Oct. 18, 1999 Mayor and City Council meeting
  • Milford -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • Millsboro -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Millville -- No date yet
  • Milton -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (14-under)
  • Ocean View -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Rehoboth Beach -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (14-under)
  • Seaford -- Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
  • Selbyville -- Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • Slaughter Beach -- Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. (12-under)
  • South Bethany -- No specific night

You'll also find this list on our Interactive Calendar of Events at

Borrow Pit Voted Down

A conditional use application for a Borrow Pit near Dagsboro was voted down by Sussex County Council on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. Voting against the application of Curtis W. Steen Jr. and Arleen Q. Steen were council members George Cole, Dale Dukes and President Finley B. Jones Jr.

Council did approve a conditional use application by Short's Marine for a boat storage shed on Route 24.

Frankford Town Council Vacancy

Frankford Town Council will meet Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at 7 p.m. to fill the council vacancy created by the resignation of former council member Kenneth Lynch at the Sept. 7, 1999 meeting.

The town received letters of interest in the position from Ralph Holloway and Michael Magathan and will decide between them at the Oct. 22 meeting. Bernard Lynch originally expressed interest but withdrew from consideration.

Typical Philly Behavior ...

Philadelphians have always had a reputation -- in Philadelphia, at least -- for being the country's most knowledgeable and toughest sports fans.

But the booing of Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Michael Irvin when he suffered a debilitating injury that required a stretcher on Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, proved what everyone else in the country knows about Philadelphians -- they're just plain jerks.

Having lived in the Philly suburbs for 8 years and covered the Eagles, Phillies and 76ers for a daily suburban newspaper, I can testify that the Irvin booing wasn't an isolated incident. Philly fans get drunk, stoned and ignorant and turn the stadiums and arenas there into pits of profanity not fit for young families.

What you saw on Sunday was Philly's true colors.

Your Opinion ...

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Sites Not to be Missed ...

You can keep track of current legislation before both houses of the Delaware General Assembly at The site includes a complete copy of the Delaware Code as well as past legislation, the current agenda for both the House and Senate, a tour of Legislative Hall, and listings of all members of the House and Senate.

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