Rep. Kim Williams November E-newsletter

My daughter Casey and I attended DelPark Manor Civic Association’s Halloween parade this past Saturday. This was a great community event, and there were a lot of great costumes. I encourage readers who want to receive updates about community events and other important information to like my Facebook page.

Road Projects Update

  • Concrete patching on Milltown Road should be completed in the coming weeks depending on weather.
  • Artesian Water is performing work in Klair Estates beginning on Hendry Avenue and continuing to Sharon Place and Vari Place. The work will be completed and the roads and sidewalks will be restored by December, weather permitting.
  • The Churchmans Road overpass traveling towards the Christiana Mall will reopen prior to Thanksgiving. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
  • The construction project on Route 141 in Stanton is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.
  • The project at I-95 and Route 202 should be completed by December 2014


Enrollment Preference Task Force: First and Second Meetings

September 26 was the first meeting of the Enrollment Preference Task Force created by House Bill 90 with the second meeting taking place on October 24. The task force is examining the following issues related to school choice:

  • Best practices for application process;
  • Choice opportunities in Kent and Sussex counties;
  • Resources and emergency procedures for students with disabilities;
  • Best practices to ensure equal access;
  • Extending outreach regarding choice options;
  • Examine impact of choice program on rest of public education system;

For more information including the complete task force schedule, please visit and click “The Enrollment Preference Task Force” link.

PAL of Delaware Offers After-School Programming

PAL of Delaware, operating in conjunction with New Castle County’s Recreational Drop-In Program, will offer after school programming at the Absalom Jones Community Center. Running throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays, some of the planned activities include homework help from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., indoor/outdoor recreation time, field trips such as skating, bowling, and the movies, and meals served to all participants at 5:30 p.m. provided by the Delaware Food Bank.

Recently, my daughter and I volunteered at the local PAL center.

For more details and a copy of the application, please visit and click on the Membership tab or call (302) 239-8866

Small Business Spotlight : Mary’s Kountry Kitchen

Mary's Kountry Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant located on Main Street in Stanton, has been in business for over 30 years.

In the early 1980s, a young waitress named Mary Marsh wanted to create a dining experience in Delaware that provided many of the southern, comfort foods her family lovingly shared with each other. Although Mary was born and raised in the Stanton area, her family from the Carolinas and Virginia gave her the passion for homemade cornbread, country style sausage gravy and biscuits, scrapple, pork loins, chipped beef, beef stew and homemade soups.

Twenty years later, Mary is still serving our community with her famous country style cuisine. For more information, including menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, visit

School Choice Application Process Now Open

The school choice application period for the 2014-15 school year is now open and will close on January 8, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. For additional information, including the application, click here.