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Delaware State News - 2/14/2018

DOVER - In honor of International Angelman Day, which is observed annually on Feb. 15, Woodburn, the governor's mansion in Dover, will be illuminated in blue lights.

People are encouraged to wear blue to bring awareness to Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder that affects chromosome 15 and results in developmental delays. The 15th day of the month was selected in recognition of the 15th chromosome that is affected and February is International Rare Disease month. According to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, the syndrome is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism due to lack of awareness. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. It affects about 1 in 15,000 people.

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SU to hold open house for all prospective students

SALISBURY - Salisbury University invites all prospective students and their families to an open house Feb. 17. Registration is 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in Holloway Hall Lobby.

The Open House starts at 9:20 a.m. with a slideshow and presentations by faculty and administrators about various aspects of the Uuiversity. Campus tours follow from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Prospective students then have the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators and students regarding campus programs from 11:15 1 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri Student Union.

Open house visitors do not need to register for a parking pass.

For more information contact the SU Admissions Office at 410-543-6161.

SCGS announces meeting on researching ancestry

LEWES - The Sussex County Genealogical Society is an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research.

The scope of interests reaches far beyond Sussex County and they concentrate on providing good and useful information to those researching their ancestry. The next meeting of the SCGS will be on Feb. 17 at 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library located at 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes.

A short business meeting will follow the discussion. There will be no guest speaker for this meeting. Members will hold a panel discussion about "how and where did you find that information." For more information about the group check out their web site at

African-American Celebration concert slated at UUSD

GEORGETOWN - The Southern Delaware Chorale is presenting an African-American Celebration concert, "Witness" featuring music from throughout the ages on Feb. 25 beginning at 3 p.m.

Join the group at Unitarian Universalist Society of Southern Delaware as they sing pieces such as "Lift Every Voice and Sing," "The Battle of Jericho (A Traditional Spiritual)," "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit," "Witness" and many more. Tickets are $10 at the door (Under 18 is free). Southern Delaware Chorale was created to bring quality choral music to southern Delaware and to provide singers with the opportunity to enhance their musical knowledge and skills.

The group rehearses every Tuesday from early September to mid-May with a brief holiday break. Join them from 7 to 9 p.m., at Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The Southern Delaware Chorale is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on


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