Letters to t he Editor -- January 13, 2012

Local news scene a wild ride

My wife and I have been part-time Ocean View residents for the past couple of years, and we truly love it here, along with the surrounding towns of Bethany and Millville. I’m trying to convince my wife that we should consider retiring here.

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been reading about a former council member, because of a violation of town policy, should be… something short of being tarred and feathered; a [county] council member kicking a peace officer in the crotch; a public official groping a female co-worker; and another resident accusing the local chief of police of frequenting a former council member’s bar (I assume being off-duty)…

Wow, you people are intense. If we do retire to Ocean View, I’m sure of one thing, and that is you folks will keep me honest!

Fan DiGuglielmo
Wilmington/Ocean View

QRCF thankful for support with run

I would like to send an enthusiastic letter of thanks to the Hair of the Dog Run and Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) supporters.

On New Year’s Day, more than 665 runners, and hundreds more spectators, party-goers and volunteers, gathered on the Bethany Beach boardwalk for the inaugural Hair of the Dog Run.

The first 5K and 10K of its kind in Bethany was the brainchild of Rick Hundley, owner of Baja Beach House Grill in downtown Bethany, past QRCF president and QRCF Advisory Board member.

He and other volunteers had been searching for a way to support the QRCF scholarship and grant programs and to create a fun community event that would naturally pair with the Bethany-Fenwick Area’s Leo Brady Exercise like the Eskimos event. The Hair of the Dog Run was born.

The QRCF is “dedicated to improving the quality of life in Bethany-Fenwick and the surrounding area by providing financial assistance in support of programs, individuals and organizations that enhance the community for residents and visitors alike.”

I am delighted to preliminarily report that thousands of dollars were raised for the scholarship and grant programs the QRCF supports. It was a great time for a great cause.

We received amazing support from our sponsors. We also received tremendous support from media, local and visiting runners, spectators and volunteers. A true community-building event happened, and a great time was had by all.

I would be remiss if I did not send thanks to chair Rick Hundley and his committee: Diane Comolli, Ernie Felici, Mary Franz, Ann Kangas, Tom Lannon and Michael Loftus. They contributed hundreds of hours organizing the successful event.

We were thrilled by the warm response from the community and plan to make the Hair of the Dog II even better next year. Save the date: Jan. 1, 2013!

Thanks again for your support.

K. William Scott, President
Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation

Marine Corps League thankful for generosity

The First State Detachment Marine Corps League thanks all of the individuals, families, merchants and media outlets who contributed toys, funds and coverage in support of this worthy cause.

The First State Detachment 2011 Toys for Tots drive was a great success. Thanks to your generosity, hundreds of needy children in our area, both in Delaware and Maryland, had a merry Christmas.

Your continued support for the Toys for Tots program is greatly appreciated.

Semper Fi.

Fred Wise, Commandant
Jack Carey, Toys for Tots Coordinator
First State Detachment, Marine Corps League