Community Events | October

October Fest | Saturdays & Sundays in October

Wrights Market, Rt. 50, Mardela Springs, MD. 10am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday. Featuring a Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, corn maze, and more!! Click here for more information.

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Fall Sportsman’s Weekend | Starting Friday, October 6

The annual Fall Sportsman’s Weekend will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6-8. This is the shore’s original and largest Sportsman’s auction event. There will be decoys, firearms, oyster items, art, books, and more. Auction takes place at the Zeb B. Barfield, Inc. Auction Facility, 12100 Mears Station Rd., Hallwood, VA 23359. Check out the ad in the 10/4 issue of The Guide.

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5 Productivity Tips for a Better Work Day

Are you getting the most out of your work day? Some days it might seem like there is more on your to-do list than could possibly be done in one day. Before you start working longer hours, make sure that you are making the most out of your time. Follow these simple strategies for a more productive work day.

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1. Don’t Multitask. Having the ability to multitask is a highly sought after skill in most workplaces. While there may be times when you will have to multitask, avoid doing it when you can. Studies have shown that attempting to focus on 2 or more tasks at a time actually wastes more time. Focus on one task and give it all your energy before moving on to the next, and you will find that you can get much more done.

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2. Don’t Try to be Perfect. Let’s face it, we all want to be perfect at everything we do. However, that is an unattainable goal. We are only human and can’t work at 100% all the time. Holding yourself to unreasonable standards will only increase your anxiety and decrease your productivity. Set your sights to doing each task as well as you possibly can in that moment, and come back to it later if needed.

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Community Events | September

Nanticoke Indian Powwow | Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10

Don’t miss this 40th annual celebration of native music, dance, vendors, and more. Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Millsboro, Delaware. Click here for more information.

Small Business Saturday | Saturday, September 9

Come out and support local artists, crafters, and small business owners from 9am to 2pm at Bethany Community Church in Laurel, Delaware. There will be handmade crafts and soaps, jewelry, crochet creations, and more! Get started on your holiday shopping with unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. Click here for more information.

Motown Party | Saturday, September 9

Held at the Milford Senior Center. Advance tickets are only 2 for $25 or $15 each. Dinner is included in the cost of your ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Theresa at 302-858-2561.

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Ice Cream on the Woodland Ferry | Saturday, September 9

Hosted by Venderwende Creamery from 8:30am-12:30pm. SHS ROTC cadets will assist guests. Woodland Ferry Association will sell T-shirts, pottery, all with Ferry Logo & Bridal Cookbooks. New 6-car ferry operated by DelDot crossing the Nanticoke River as it has been for over 300 years! The Woodland Ferry is 3 mi. SW of Seaford & 3 mi. NW of Laurel & Bethel, and 1200 mi. SE of Minneapolis. For information, call 302-542-1397.

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How to Make The Best of Labor Day

Savor The Sun. The days are slowly getting shorter, but there’s still some summer sun left to enjoy. Weather permitting, be sure to spend plenty of time outside during the holiday. The sun gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D which leads to better mood, healthier skin, hair, and teeth. Just be sure to use sunscreen, especially between the hours of 10am to 4pm, when the sun is most intense. Continue reading

Puppy Training Tips & Tricks

Adopting a puppy will bring you joy and companionship for years to come. However, puppies need a lot of care and attention, and bring new challenges into your home. This is especially true if you have never had one before. Whether you adopt a small or large breed, you will need to start socializing and training them young to cut back on destructive habits and ensure that they get along with everyone in your household. Be sure to implement these training tips and tricks to ensure that your puppy grows up to be a well behaved dog. Continue reading

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10 Ways to Feel More Energized at Work

Have you ever fallen victim to the mid afternoon slump? Even the most driven and motivated people can get hit with fatigue at work, causing a loss in productivity and motivation. But fear not, there are ways to combat this.

1. Get Enough Sleep. It may seem like a no-brainer, but don’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep. Your ability to work productively and efficiently goes down exponentially when you don’t sleep enough, no matter how much coffee you drink the next day. So stick to a solid sleep schedule, allowing you the 8+ hours of sleep per night that your body needs to power through your work day.

2. Eat Breakfast. When you’re rushed in the morning, it’s easy to skip breakfast, but you may regret it later in the day. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate meal. Just aim for something light with protein and fiber to get you through the hours until lunch time. Oatmeal, yogurt, whole wheat toast, and cereal are great quick options to keep you fueled.

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3. Turn Your Lunch Break Into a Fitness Break. A mid-day workout might be just what you need to get through the afternoon. A quick 30 minute workout will help boost your energy and burn some calories, and maybe even help you burn off some of the stress from your work day. If you don’t have a gym membership, a lunchtime walk is a great substitute. Continue reading