Home and Land Packages at Villages at Herring Creek

By Adam Pettengell, in The Villages at Herring Creek

VHC view from Dock

Want to wake up, go for a walk and see this view? Well, now you can BUT you better hurry as this phase of the community previously SOLD OUT in record time.

Schell Brothers is very excited to announce we have 5 NEW Home and Land Packages at The Villages at Herring Creek!  You’ve all told us how much you loved the community, the homes, the amenities and how sad you were that the phase of homesites sold out so quickly. Well, now is your opportunity to secure a combined home and land purchase in this phase of the community.   The best part about a land/ home package for buyers is that it allows you to apply for a conventional mortgage compared to buying the land and applying for a construction loan.

It’s a win-win – and I am so excited to announce the limited homesites that are now available.

With this land/ home package you will receive:

  • Large, spacious home sites 20,000 sq. ft or more!
  • The ability to do a side entry garage (depending on what home plan you choose)
  • Amazing amenities including the beautiful swimming pool, the 6,000 sq. ft Clubhouse and Tennis Courts
  • Seller will pay HALF of the Transfer Tax and Sewer & Water fees! (Not applicable if land is purchased separately)
  • Full yard sod and irrigation plus landscaping package
  • Concrete driveway and lead walk


Are you interested? Want to know more about the home sites that are available for this amazing deal?

Contact me at adam@schellbrothers.com or call me at 302 228-2719.

Cheers, Adam.


*All information is subject to change without notice. See Community Sales Manager for more details.


It’s The Holiday Season at the Beach!

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

Christmas Float 2013

No resting up peeps, it’s the holiday season at the beach! December is almost over but it’s just as busy as the rest of the year.  Below is a snippet of the events coming your way the remainder of this month.

Santa’s House on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Sunday, December 15th: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 14th and 21st: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 22nd: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Pet Time with Santa)

Santa has set up shop on the Boardwalk! How cool is that?  Stop by Santa’s House on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and tell him your wish list.  Santa’s House is located at the end of Rehoboth Avenue on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.  There is no fee; however donations are accepted.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!


 Winterfest of Lights (Ocean City)

November 21 to January 01

“Enjoy this award-winning holiday paradise created for the whole family! More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout your favorite beach resort. Northside Park will have hundreds of animated, lighted displays. Relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion. Browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift and have a photo taken with Santa.

Board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights, including the themed exhibits of your favorite fairy tales.”

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards

December 14  Times: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Family Fun Including Free Hot Apple Cider, Holiday Hayrides and Smores by the fire, as well as Fresh-cut Locally-grown Christmas Trees, Fresh Locally made Wreaths, Handcrafted Gift Baskets, Great gift ideas and holiday goodies, and Special guests each Saturday

New Years Eve Anchor Drop in Lewes

December 31st, 2013 – 11:30 PM to January 1st, 2014 – 12:30 AM

Don your best party hat and raise your glass to 2013 on the Lightship Overfalls toots it horn to welcome in the New Year!

For more information, please visit www.overfalls.org.


Have a great Holiday Season!

Cheers, Adam.

The Beach Gets a Little Pumpkin Crazy in November

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

Punkin Chunkin Cannons

We all go a little Pumpkin crazy when the Fall hits us, but the beach goes especially ‘punkin’ crazy.  Wawa starts to make their Pumpkin spice coffee, Hopkins Creamery sell their pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pies from every bakery and restaurant and Dorman’s does pumpkin donuts.

The amazing Dogfish Head Brewery bring out their Punkin Ale, which flies off the shelves so quickly, if you blink they’re all gone! If it can be pumpkin flavored, someone will make it! You can even go and pick out your very own pumpkins out in Lewes.

The month of November is very well known for the big Punkin Chunkin World Championships.  Another weird but wonderful event that has to be on your bucket list and has to be experienced. If you’ve never been to Punkin Chunkin, the idea is these huge machines fling pumpkins as far as possible with smashing results.

It’s not the only event in the month but it doesn’t get more pumpkin crazy than that.  Have a look below at some of the events that are happening around the area.


World Punkin Chunkin Championship

Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3

“The World Championship Punkin Chunkin is an annual competition for throwing pumpkins using catapults, air cannons and much more! The Punkin Chunkin Championship draws thousands of visitors to the area and is aired on the Discovery Channel every Thanksiving.”

26th Annual Beebe Ball “The Greatest Ball on Earth”

Saturday, November 2

“Join us Under the Big Top for The Greatest Ball on Earth! This premier event includes cocktail hour, silent and live auctions followed by a seated dinner and dancing with Big City Band as well as individually decorated tables by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds will benefit the expansion of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center.”

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Thursday, November 7 –  Sunday, November 10

“Since its inaugural event in 1998, the award winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has developed into a premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The five-day Festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries, and shorts. Film enthusiasts enjoy the convenience of seeing all the films at one, multi-screen location. “ 

50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

Friday, November 8 –  Sunday, November 10

“Sixty of the country’s most distinguished antiques dealers return to present a stunning array of American furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts at the 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show.”

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

Friday, November 8 – Thursday, November 14

“The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course – rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  The Park also offers biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course.”

Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 9

“Holiday Open House Saturday, November 9th 2013 10am-4pm -Discounts on gift basket pre-orders only during the open house -FREE! Hay rides, hot cider, s’mores by the fire -Abbott’s Grill will be offering free cooking demonstrations to inspire you for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Abbott’s will also offer lunch items for purchase including: Pork Tacos, Bratwursts, pumpkin soup, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate and Caramel Apple Cider”

Clear Space Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 22

“One of the most popular holiday tales of all-time returns to the Clear Space Theatre in musical form this Christmas season! On Christmas Eve, the loathsome Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face the choices of his Past, the cruelty of his Present, and the consequences in his Future. Join us once more for this story of transformation, redemption, and holiday cheer, complete with music and a leading turn by our very own Artistic Director, Doug Yetter!”

 Black Friday

Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29

Midnight shopping craziness at it’s very best.  The outlets and retail stores open up early for this shopping bonanza, if you like shopping with even more amazing discounts than normal.  Be prepared though it’s busy, busy, busy!


Here’s to another pumpkin and event filled month at the beach,

Cheers Adam

Screams at the Beach Ticket Give Away

By Adam Pettengell, in Bayfront at Rehoboth

Screams at the Beach

Halloween is BIG at the beach.  Stores appear out of nowhere with the latest costumes, masks, and wigs that get more realistic each year.  I know a lot of my neighbors and friends put more effort into decorating their homes for Halloween than they do for Christmas!

Now if you don’t want to wait until the end of the month to get your Halloween season started, then I recommend Screams at the Beach. Set on the grounds of Sports at the Beach on Route 9 (Lewes Georgetown Highway) it has a number of different areas for you to go through, but no promises you will come out on the other side.  It’s a fun time for the family looking for lots of screams, thrills, and laughter.

Screams at the Beach

“The Town of All Hallow’s is waiting… Once a flourishing settlement this town has fallen into disarray, since the appearance of The Hallow. Now for the last 200 years unsuspecting victims wander into the town’s limits to find there’s no escape. This isn’t for the faint of heart. Here you will face your worst fears and your nightmares come to life.”


For more information on what activities are available check out ScreamsAtTheBeach.com.

The communities at Bayfront at Rehoboth and the Villages at Herring Creek are exclusively handing out coupons for the attraction. So make sure to visit these communities for your Screams at the Beach coupons.

Even better, Screams at the Beach has offered FREE pairs of tickets to the first FIVE people to comment on this post and share it with their friends.

What are you waiting for, are you chicken?


Cheers Adam


Local Bucket List: What can you check off?

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

Adam hauling lines to set sail

I recently read an article on Delaware Today, The Bucket List: 50 Things Every Delawarean Must Do and thought it would be great to share. I went through the list and I managed to check off 12 items! I’ve still got a long way to go but I’m keen to knock a few more off.

Can you guess which 12 I’ve already done? I’ll help you with the first one; my family recently went on the Kalmar Nyckel, a re-creation of the ship that made its trip to America in 1638 and helped to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.  What a great experience; And yes, thats a picture of me hauling lines to help set sail.

How many Delawarean Must Dos have you checked off of your bucket list?

Cheers, Adam