First Dewey Beach Mayor, J. Bruce Vavala, Dies


He was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach – on Wednesday, May 3, J. Bruce Vavala passed away at his home. He was 70. Vavala was a teacher and a realtor and the owner of “Vavala’s Beach Things” in Dewey Beach. In 1981, he was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach. Funeral services…

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UPDATED: Funeral Service Set for Children Killed in Pot Nets Fire; How You Can Help


UPDATED – 8/16/19 – A public funeral has been scheduled for three young girls killed in a fire in Pot-Nets Bayside last week. The services for 4-year-old twins Skylar and Veronica Marchuk and 1 1/2 year old Amaya Gentner be next Thursday starting at 2 p.m. at the Long Neck United Methodist Church on Long Neck Road, Millsboro. A private…

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