Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989 —

  • The Salisbury City Council granted final approval Monday night for the rezoning of a 27-acre parcel that would allow expansion of the Salisbury Mall. The mall’s owners, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, through their attorney, K. King Burnett, say the mall must be expanded so it can compete with the new Centre at Salisbury mall being built in north Salisbury. The mall and its neighbors have been engaged in legal conflicts concerning the future of the site for the past several months.
  • The national magazine for Lions Club International, “The Lion,” has a cover story and feature article on the Delmarva Poultry Festival. Local Lions Club President Randall C. Bendler said he’s already received a call from a woman in Wisconsin asking for chicken recipes. The magazine has a circulation of 2 million and is printed in 18 languages. Former Daily Times reporter Walt Scarborough is the author of the article.
  • Lisa Leo and Colleen Meiser have placed their two businesses under one roof. The Cracker Barrel and Lil’ Rascals is now open in the Clairmont Shopping Center. Cracker Barrel is a specialty shop that offers a variety of imported toys. Lil’ Rascals is a clothing store for children that offers the latest in styles.
  • The “Triple Towers” of the Parkside Lady Rams made their presence felt in their 61-52 defeat of Mardela. Six-footer Kesha Camper, 5-foot-11 Buffy Fellenbaum and 6-foot-2 Dionne Townsend combined for 47 points. Mardela’s home team offense was “totally Tisa,” as Tia Jackson scored 41 of her team’s 52 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. The 16-0 Rams next play at James M. Bennett. Mardela is now 16-3.
  • State Delegate Rich Colburn said he will introduce a bill that would strip the state Department of Natural Resources of its powers to set a daily bag limit on migratory game fowl and allow a 13-member Waterfowl Council establish the rules. The DNR’s decision this year to limit one Canada goose per day per hunter has caused economic challenges for professional hunting guides, especially on the Mid-Shore.
  • Diane Powell, a designer for Kitty’s Flowers on Division Street by the hospital, said order for helium-filled balloons are giving flowers a run for popularity this year. She said stuffed animals are also gaining in popularity. Nellie Collins of Flowers by Nellie on North Division Street said a dozen red roses will cost a buyer about $60 this year.
  • The Salisbury Gun Club held its annual skeet shooting contest over the weekend and one of the state’s top shooters was crowned winner. Brian Vess of Wheaton, Md., and Norman Bunting of Selbyville each shattered 97 out of 100 targets, but Voss was named the winner in a shoot-off. Steve Robinson of Salisbury captured Class AA honors after hitting 95 of 100.
  • New officers have been chosen to lead the Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center Junior Board. Rose Carey will serve as President, Theresa Rose as President-Elect, Donna Hanulak as Treasurer, Ginny Holloway as Vice President, Liz Walker as Shop Vice Chairman, Betty Wooten as Immediate Past President, Angela Gray as Corresponding Secretary, and Norma Clifford and Louise Hartman as Board Members.

Greg Bassett is editor and general manager of Salisbury Independent. Reach him at gbassett@newszap.com

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