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Now That You’ve Got More Time, What Are You Going To Do With It?

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Did you know that on average people worldwide are living six years longer than they were 20 years ago?  Thanks to improved medical advances and declining tobacco use the average life expectancy for women in the United States is 81 and male life expectancy is 76.

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So now that you’ve got more time, what are you going to do with it? If you are nearing retirement or have retired what creative and inexpensive activities would you like to do in your golden years?

Getting together with friends or neighbors visiting cultural sites, libraries, historic homes or museums or how about taking a Yoga or Tai Chi class to increase your flexibility.

tai chi for seniors Volunteering your services, participating in church or religious groups are also other great options.  A lot of people actually fear retirement thinking they are going to be bored, but trying something new or doing something that you’ve always wanted to do can be both fun and exciting.

Have you ever wanted to write a book, sing, act, paint, or learn to play a musical instrument? Perhaps you would enjoy sharing your knowledge by teaching, writing a blog or in specialty cooking and baking.  Local travel to neighboring states discovering what is in your own back yard can also be an inexpensive adventure.

No matter what you choose, if you start making a list now while you’re still working you’ll have more to look forward to when that great day actually arrives.

Let's Chat What is the one activity that you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time?

 

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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MLK Day of Service

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

Today most of you are off from work in honor of MLK Day of Service.  If you are looking for volunteer opportunities in your area please check the All For Good website, and in Delaware click (here).  In addition to the many volunteer opportunities there are also local family events for you and the kids, so I hope you have a chance to attend one.

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Events in and around Wilmington:

MON, JANUARY 20, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

MLK Day Camp
Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
Our world is richer because of biodiversity! Come and learn why every living thing has a special place and purpose on our earth. Through fun activities, stories and crafts you’ll discover how to be a better animal ambassador! Campers must be potty trained and come dressed for the weather. Campers must bring a bag lunch and water bottle; light snack is provided. Morning drop off from 8-8:30 A.M.. Aftercare available until 5:30 P.M.
Fee: $55 per participant; $45 Delaware Zoological Society Members. Aftercare fee: $10 per person. Pre-registration required. Deadline for registration is January 15th.
To register, please call (302) 571-7788 ext. 200 or emailDNREC_Parks_ZooPrograms@state.de.us

MON, JANUARY 20, 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

African-American Champions of Nature
Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), Wilmington, DE 19807
Celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Museum! We’ll have games, crafts, and activities that will leave you filled with compassion for your fellow man and beast.
For more information call (302) 658-9111

MON, JANUARY 20, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day with YWCA Delaware!
Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Please join us for a special racial justice event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lawrence Livingston, Pastor at Mother African Union Church.  For more details, contact Faye Bonneau, Director of Racial Justice, at (302) 224-4060 ext. 218 orfbonneau@ywcade.org

MON, JANUARY 20, 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

March for Peace and Community Celebration
1:00 – 2:00 March: St. Paul Catholic Church, Corner of West 4th and Van Buren Streets
2:00 – 3:30 Community Celebration: Be Ready Jesus is Coming Church, 1411 West 4th Street
Walk for peace in our community. The celebration following the march will have food, children’s activities, and arts, music and dance performances.
Questions? Contact Vanity at (302) 602-6560
Co-sponsored by West Side Grows Together and Wilmington Peacekeepers

Here are a few events in our area as posted on DelawareOnline

BREAKFAST IN WILMINGTON

The Organization of Minority Women Inc. hosts the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Monday at Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 South Madison St., Wilmington. For tickets, $35, call Mary Plant at 764-4323.

BREAKFAST IN DOVER

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has its 28th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Monday at Dover Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave. Doors open 7 a.m., an 8:45 a.m. program features Pastor Ellis B. Louden of Mount Zion AME Church, Dover. Admission is a $15 donation at the door.

BREAKFAST IN BRIDGEVILLE

The Western Sussex 2011 Day of Celebration prayer breakfast is 8 a.m. Monday at Heritage Shores Country Club, Bridgeville. Its theme is “TEAM-Work makes the DREAM-Work,” with the Rev. John G. Moore Sr. speaking, music by saxophonist Tony Smith and a Community Recognition Award to Derek and Monica Sheets of Seaford. For advance-only tickets, $20, call 628-1908.

PARTY, AWARDS MONDAY

The 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Children’s Birthday Party is at noon Monday at Bancroft Academy, Eighth and Lombard streets, Wilmington. The event, with birthday cake, is free. Guests are asked to donate canned food for the needy. Winners of an MLK poster/essay contest will be announced and must attend to get awards, sponsored by the Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware and National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa. For information, call Harmon R. Carey, 562-4718.

ALUMNI EVENT MONDAY

Delaware Academy of Science has a reception Monday for alumni of Iron Hill School 112-C, built in the 1920s for black children, now home to Iron Hill Museum. Alumni will get a preview of renovation plans. The reception is 2-4 p.m. in Building 15, Delaware Technology Park, 15 Innovation Way, Newark. To attend, alumni should call Rebecca L. Klug at 738-7532.

NATURE PROGRAM MONDAY

Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Greenville, has “African-American Champions of Nature” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday. Crafts, activities and displays honor scientist George Washington Carver, entomologist Charles Henry Turner, marine biologist Ernest Everett Just and ornithologist Robert A. Gilbert. Adults, $7, $5 for ages 3-17, $6 ages 60 plus, members and kids under 3, free. For information, call 658-9111.

CAN DRIVE STARTS MONDAY

The RSVP Advisory Council of Sussex County starts a food drive Monday that lasts into March. Food goes to Sussex County state service centers to fill crisis food requests. Drop sites are Hocker’s in Clarksville, Giant Foods in Millville, Long Neck and Rehoboth Beach, and Food Lions in Millville and Long Neck.

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God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

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Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

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Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

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Are these my Guardian Angels?

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God's Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

OOTD 8 23 13 028 OOTD 8 23 13 030 OOTD 8 23 13 032

Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

OOTD 8 23 13 034

Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

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Are these my Guardian Angels?

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Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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Chillin' Grillin' and Money School Classes!

July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC


Chillin’ Grillin’ and Money School Classes!

July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC


Macy Gray to Perform at City of Wilmington 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront

City News: Macy Gray to Perform at City of Wilmington 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront

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The City of Wilmington will celebrate the historic tradition and patriotic spirit with the 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront.

Join the City at Tubman-Garrett Park at the Riverfront on Thursday, July 4th as they celebrate our independence with fireworks, food, arts, culture and a special performance by R&B singer Macy Gray.

The 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront which begins at 4:00 p.m. will feature live music, historical re-enactments, games, rides, arts and crafts, a crab feast, in addition to a variety of food and drink vendors.

Other artists performing at this year’s 4th of July Celebration are  Mozaic Flow, a band based in Philadelphia that fuses a variety of  musical genres to create a sound of R&B funk, and the Tilting  Windmills, a Latin infused rock band from Wilmington.

“Fourth of July is about patriotism and celebrating our independence,”  said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Wilmington’s Independence Day  celebration on the Riverfront will bring together young and old  generations to remember our nation’s legacy and history.”

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Free RED, WHITE, and BLUE CELEBRATION FAMILY FUN (Tubman-Garrett Park)

  • Games, rides, entertainment, arts and crafts by Barrel of Makers, historical characters
  • Variety of food vendors including July 4th favorites, Captain Steve’s Hard Shell Crabs and BBQ
  • Local duo, Tilting Windmills, performing on the Bandwagon Stage 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a live set of souful, R&B music by Mozaic Flow as they perform on the Main Stage.

8:00 p.m.

Celebrate our nation’s independence and patriotic spirit as the City of Wilmington welcomes Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray to the Main Stage.

9:30 p.m.

Spectacular Riverfront Fireworks Display!

In the event of rain on July 4th, the fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th.

For announcements and more information regarding the 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront please visit: http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/visitors/july4th