F.Y.I. – Oct. 2015

Things worth knowing

For Your Kitchen
Warehouse sale comes to New Castle

Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, and 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Centerpoint Business Complex Park in New Castle, cooking enthusiasts can take advantage of a mega warehouse sale of kitchen products. On Thursday, Nov. 5, the annual “Stock up for Seniors” Meals on Wheels Delaware fundraiser will also take place at the same location from 6:30-9 p.m.

Halloween Hoopla 5K
Kind to Kids’ event is Oct. 31

This Halloween, run, walk, creep or crawl to the finish line at this year’s Halloween Hoopla 5K. Taking place at the Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront beginning at 10 a.m., this family-friendly event features music, dancing, prizes, arts and crafts, and candy. Costumes are highly encouraged and all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is $30 at 8 a.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Kind to Kids Foundation—a nonprofit organization that works to provide vital skills, hope and happiness to area children.

Open Run
Inclusion Means Everyone 5k is Oct. 11

Presented by the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences, the Inclusion Means Everyone 5k race is set for Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. It’s open to runners, walkers, self-propelled wheelchair and adapted bike athletes, physically challenged athletes and racing chairs and strollers. This is a timed event with awards for all age groups. Participants are encouraged to sign up as an individual or as a team member. Registration at the Christiana Mall in Newark is $20 and begins at 7 a.m. at Cabela’s. All proceeds go toward building an inclusive playground in Newark for all children.

Honorary Knighthood for Hunter Lot III
Swedish ambassador bestows honor

During last month’s annual Kalmar Nyckel Gala in Wilmington, the Swedish ambassador to the United States, Björn Lyrvall, presented the Royal Order of the Polar Star medal to H. Hunter Lot III, former chairman of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s Board, in recognition of his volunteer service throughout four decades, as well as for promoting Swedish culture.