End of Summer get together at the Wheelhouse
Come and join your fellow ‘bloomers’ to celebrate the end of summer with our next event Monday, September 17, at 4 p.m. at The Wheelhouse (the previous Fisherman’s Wharf).
We will enjoy a private room overlooking the canal on the second floor of the restaurant. They will serve us our own happy hour menu: short rib sliders, shrimp and chicken tacos, and soft pretzels, and you don’t have to choose which one. Soft drinks are also included. Please be advised that there is no elevator to the second floor. There are two short flights of stairs and assistance will be available for those needing it.
The cost for the night is $15 which includes our own bartender and server. The Cash Bar will be offering beverages at Happy Hour pricing: domestic beers $2.50, Smirnoff Crushes $5, Captain Morgan $5, House Wines $5, and Frozen Drinks $5. Other drinks are available at regular prices.
The great room is large enough to accommodate 60 of us, so let’s get together to celebrate the end of summer!
Mark your calendars for September 17 at 4 p.m. Please bring your $15 per person to the September 11 general meeting. If you are unable to attend the general meeting, please contact June Berube at email@example.com to sign up and arrange payment.
LIB Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens
Make plans now to join us on a December bus trip to Longwood Gardens! The bus will leave Lewes at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, and return around 8 p.m. that evening. The cost of the trip is $60 per person and includes charter bus transportation, lunch at Abbott’s Grill in Milford, and admission to Longwood Gardens. We plan to stop for lunch at noon and arrive at the gardens around 2:30. The holiday light show is scheduled to begin at 3:30 so there will be time to browse the gardens and gift shop both before and after enjoying the lights. We will depart Longwood by 6 p.m. The first sign-up opportunity will be at the Lewes in Bloom meeting on Tuesday, September 11. At that time, you will choose your lunch option (vegetable panini, smoked chicken cobb wrap, or roast beef sandwich with boursin cheese, all of which come with potato salad, chips, salsa, brownies, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages) and pay the $60 fee in cash or check made payable to Lewes in Bloom. After September 11, you can mail your lunch choice and fee to Ann-Marie Rooney at 3 Pintail Court, Lewes, DE 19958.
Click on this LINK to read the 2018 Lewes Community Profile created for the International Communities in Bloom Competition. This profile is great reading and loaded with information and links to a myriad of Lewes Community Organizations. Enjoy
Letter from our Scholarship Recipient for the Coming Year
Several of us have had the pleasure of meeting and working with our scholarship candidate, Blaise Hohl. He worked at several of our gardens over the summer and plans to assist with the tulip planting. He recently sent an email to be shared with the Lewes in Bloom membership.
He as well as the Horticulture teacher, Dr. Peter Olson, from Cape Henlopen High School will be our guest speakers at the September meeting. As a way of introduction, we are including Blaise’s email. Please put September 11 on your calendar and come hear more about the program at Cape and about this delightful young man.
Hello my name is Blaise Hohl, and I am the first student that is doing the Lewes in Bloom Scholarship. I am in my senior year at Cape Henlopen High School and have been in the horticultural program for three years now, I am really interested in the subject. On June 28th 2018, I got to visit my first garden. First, I was at the flower boxes on the corner of Dogfish and Graves, where I dead headed and trimmed back the various flowers. Then, I went to The Fisher-Martin Herb Garden next to the frontier house. There I got to meet Diana O’Hagan, she taught me how to trim back various different plants and then ended the day by giving me an amazing shovel that is very useful. I have also been to the Mary Vessels Garden where I got to plant marigolds and pick up leaves. Dennis and Sue Crawford have been very helpful and informative during this time it has been great fun talking to them. I look forward to planting a bunch of tulip bulbs in the fall and getting to meet everyone that I haven’t yet.