August 8, 2011
DEWEY BEACH, Del. - A Lancaster, Pa., man died after his sailboat capsized near Dewey Beach, Delaware authorities said Sunday. James Lefever, 63, was in Rehoboth Bay about a half-mile from shore on Saturday when the boat tipped over, said Michael Globetti of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. A passenger on the small vessel managed to stay aboard, but Lefever became separated from the boat and drifted away, according to the News Journal of Wilmington.
August 23, 1995 |
An 18-month-old boy died early yesterday from apparent heat-related trauma after being left unattended for three hours in his father's truck outside a restaurant in Dewey Beach, Del., authorities said. Michael D. Chase, 48, of Knoxville, Tenn., who was vacationing in Dewey Beach, apparently was unaware that his son was in a child seat in the rear of Chase's Chevrolet Suburban, according to Delaware State Police Cpl. Preston Lewis. "The family has been very cooperative and they are very distraught over this," Lewis said.
May 27, 1986 |
This year, as in years past, the swells of beach-bound humanity came crashing down on the Delaware shore over Memorial Day weekend. Bearing beach blankets and radios they came, as they always had, planting bright canvas umbrellas on the 1 1/4-mile strand that is Dewey Beach. True to tradition, they basted themselves with tanning oil and trotted through the surf tossing frisbees or skidded over wet sand on waxed wooden skimboards. It seemed a Memorial Day weekend like any other, but there was something missing this year in this party town.
July 28, 2013
10 for the Road Connecticut. Mystic Outdoor Art Festival 2013 is Aug. 10-11. More than 250 artists exhibit oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, sculpture, and acrylics. There will be music performances, children's art activities, and food and beverages. Free. http://bit.ly/d8lQ4 Delaware. Movies on the Beach are about 8:30 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 26 at Dagsworthy Street on Dewey Beach, weather permitting. Aug. 5, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"; Aug. 12, "Oz the Great and Powerful"; Aug. 19, "ParaNorman"; and Aug. 26 "Rise of the Guardians.
June 20, 2012 |
Danielle Mehlman, a 26-year-old Bensalem mother, was identified Tuesday as the victim of a homicide in a Delaware beach motel, and her suspected killer was found dead of an apparent suicide in a North Jersey motel, authorities said. Mehlman's body was found about 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel in Dewey Beach, police said. The cause of her death was under investigation. The suspect, Pawan Kumar, 26, of Wilmington, was found dead the next day in the Belleville Motor Lodge north of Newark, N.J. Patricia Reyes, 50, Mehlman's mother, said police told her Kumar had died of a drug overdose and had left behind a three-page suicide letter.
June 20, 2012 |
A Bensalem woman has been identified as the victim of a homicide at a motel in a Delaware beach commuity. She's Danielle Mehlman, 26, according to Delaware State Police. Her body was found about 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel on Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, Sussex County. Earlier today, police appealed for the public's help in locating a suspect, Pawan Kumar, 26, who was living at the Stratford Apartments in the 3000 block of Naamans Road in Wilmington.
October 25, 2002
Democrats dirty in Cherry Hill Call me silly, but I would be embarrassed to be a Democrat running for office in Cherry Hill. No way would I want my name associated with the vicious, immature and base campaign literature that criticizes Republican mayoral candidate Alene Ammond. Not only are the mailings lacking in civility, but they also discredit Ammond by recalling selected events that took place in the 1970s. This from the party that brought us Sen. Robert Torricelli and that is responsible for the tax burdens we are beginning to realize after years of Democratic stewardship.
August 23, 1988 |
Joseph H. Prettyman Jr., a much-loved Dewey Beach restaurateur and reportedly the biggest tax cheat in Delaware history, was sentenced yesterday to six years in federal prison for skimming $2.4 million from his businesses and lying to the government about it. The court recommended that Prettyman, 43, of Dewey Beach, who was caught in December by the Internal Revenue Service, be jailed in a minimum-security federal prison camp. Prettyman pleaded guilty May 26 to charges of conspiring to defraud the federal government and filing a false corporate tax return.
May 15, 2009 |
Pop open some beach chairs, set them up on cool sand, and then sit back and enjoy an evening concert on the beach - and it's absolutely free. During this summer of savings, it's nice to know that not only do the sand, surf, and scenery come at no cost along the Delaware and Maryland beaches, but so do many entertainment options. The beach towns of Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Ocean City, Md., are within easy driving distance of one another as well as Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
February 25, 1996 |
It was a rare sort of national exposure, at least for a beach town. Rehoboth Beach as Frostbite Falls? At least 18 inches of snow fell here early this month, among the deepest accumulations in the region, deep enough to rate a mention on the Weather Channel. You could hardly blame residents for wallowing in the novelty of a snow-covered boardwalk, which when you walked on it emitted a hollow creaking that sounded eerily unbeachlike. The mile-long walkway was stamped with seagull footprints and cross-country ski tracks.