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Working With Your Valentine

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

There’s nothing better than seeing the love of your life every morning when you wake up. But for some of our employees, getting to work with them as well is the cherry on top! Over 10 couples within Schell Brothers have the amazing opportunity to work along side their spouse or partner every single day. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it was only appropriate to give them a chance to explain why they love working with their significant other so much!

Natalie & Josh Hay

“Josh and I met through working together at Schell Brothers. I love that we work for the same company! We are both on the sales team but we work in different communities. We really only see each other at work for meetings and events. But it’s really nice that we have the same job because we both love our jobs and talk about work all of the time. We understand each other’s situation and know all of the same people. Josh has also worked for the company a lot longer than I have so whenever I have a question or need advice he is my go-to person!”

Kat von Vorys & Savanna Shackleford

“I love that I get to just casually see her throughout the day. It’s a nice little surprise that breaks my day up. I like being able to do things for her when she isn’t feeling well too, like get her tea.”

“Kat works at the front desk and I love that she gives me the inside scoop on everything. I know when my packages are here before everyone else, which is great. She also calls up to peoples desks a lot (I’m on the third floor) and I love hearing her voice go ‘hello’ throughout the day. We met while attending school in North Carolina, taking the step from classmates to coworkers has been so amazing!”

Kelly Thomas & Kenny Faries

“Working together adds an extra element of fun and surprise to my day. I love our weekly Taco Tuesday lunch dates, and not having to explain who everyone is when I tell a work story! Since we are in different departments, we both benefit from each other’s point of view when going through our day-to-day work role. But honestly, my favorite part is when he surprises me with snacks!”

Grace Reardon & Josh Hoinowski

“There are two amazing things about working together at Schell. One of them is definitely getting to experience the culture together –the events, the trips, and even just meetings on the beach make every day feel like an adventure that you get to experience with your best friend. The other is when you can be present to celebrate the workplace victories and successes of your spouse in real time. Seeing each other do well and be celebrated for it in the work environment brings such a happiness and pride that is felt on another level. I swell with pride and joy every time Josh is recognized or has a win. I am smiling just thinking about how we both get to experience this level of happiness on a day to day basis!”

Amanda Ritter & Scott Kincade

“My fiancé and I love working for a company who believes in their employees’ wellbeing and happiness. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy trips together and create new memories!”

Frank & Karen Ryan

“My wife is my best friend (corny I know) but that just means that we have more in common and more to share, I feel like we listen to each other more. Plus sharing the culture and events just means I always have my partner in crime.”

“It’s nice to just be able to come home and share the day and know that he understands, it makes us a stronger couple and stronger at work.”

As you can see, love and happiness are in the air here at Schell Brothers! Whether you are married, single, in a relationship or its just a little complicated, we hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day and that it brings you love in whatever form (especially in the form of chocolate).

Love, Schell Brothers.

2020 Nationals Awards Wins

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

Every year, we work our hardest to make our customers happy. We implement intricate marketing campaigns, spend months working on floor plan designs, and call on many hands to make our model homes and design studios beautiful. Although the greatest accomplishment is a happy customer, we are just as ecstatic to be nationally recognized for the hard work of our company and the hard work of our individual employees.

This year we are so excited to announce that we have been awarded a total of seven awards at the 2020 National Builders Show Awards held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two of the awards were gold awards, setting us apart from thousands of other submissions and builders across the country.

Gold Award: Best Direct Mail Program: At Home With Schell Brothers

We can now say that our in-house produced magazine, At Home With Schell Brothers, is an award winning magazine! At Home With Schell Brothers is published bi-annually and features local recipes, innovative home designs, and stories by our homeowners and employees. The magazine was awarded a Gold Award at this year’s National Builders Show.

Gold Award: Building Industry Community Spirit Award: Project Kudos

It looks like we sent enough good vibes into the world to ring in a gold award for our marketing campaign, Project Kudos! This initiative was started with happiness and spreading good vibes in mind. Giving one kudos, leads to another and another. The National Builders Show gave us the ultimate kudos with this award!

Silver Award: Best Digital Marketing Campaign: Home Reimagined Silver Award: Best Print Campaign – Series of Ads (2 or more): Home Reimagined

Our marketing brand campaign, Home Reimagined, got us not just one, but two silver awards! With this campaign, we encourage you to reimagine what home can and should be. Through the reimagination of Monday mornings, weekends at grandma’s house, and date nights, we showcase different areas of our unique floorplans.

Silver Award: Best Special Promotion: Kindness Rocks

This awesome brand campaign got us a silver award for best special promotion. Even a small act of kindness has the power to change the course of someone’s life. With this, we challenged the community to paint a rock with a special message and hide it somewhere for someone lucky to find.

Silver Award: Best Design Center: Schell Brothers Design Studio – Richmond, VA

Our design studio in Richmond, VA was created to be consistent with the company’s high-end reputation and mission of happiness. This world-class experience for our customers was awarded a silver at this year’s National Awards and we couldn’t be prouder!

Silver Award: Best Single-Family Detached Model Home 3,501 to 4,000 sf: The Chesapeake

This award-winning floorplan is perfect for large families and provides ample space for guest and entertaining. The two-story home has both luxury and functionality all in one brilliant combination, and we are so proud that it won for best single-family detached model home.

We can’t thank the National Builders Show, our employees, and our homeowners enough for the recognition and the hard work that went into these projects. We are so excited and proud to have received these seven awards this year, what a way to start off 2020! Check out our website to find out more about our floor plans and the campaigns mentioned above!

Best Indoor House Plants for Your Schell Home!

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

There are so many things you can do to take your Schell Home to the next level, add a courtyard, re-design your flex space, build a bookshelf, and perhaps best of all, add a few indoor house plants! But let’s be real – most people don’t know the first thing about plants and wouldn’t know where to begin!

Luckily, Schell Brothers has an in-house plant of the month club and have been working hard to become as close to experts as we can on all things house plants! With the help of Windsor’s Flowers, we auction off one plant every month to help make the office greener! We recommend finding plants that work based off of the conditions of your space, and we can help with that since, ya know, we are building your home!

Our company mantra is to choose happiness, and since it has been found that interacting with indoor plants increases happiness, we can only say yes to as many indoor plants as we can buy!

So what are YOU waiting for? Get to the store, hurry! Here are the best of the best choices for your Schell home:

Snake Plant/Basket Snake Plant

The snake plant, unlike the animal it is named after, is very tame! This plant was selected as one of our plants of the month, so we know a lot about it! Once a week stick an ice cube on its soil and let the water do its thing! These plants are so easy to take care of and add a pleasing and fun aesthetic to your home! You may want to consider sticking it in a shady corner of your office, since it is believed that snake plants love to grow next to electronics!

Parlor Palm

The parlor palm is the PERFECT indoor tree to make your home space feel like a garden oasis! It thrives in low light, even watering, and is perfect for the corner of a living room or bedroom, hence the name parlor palm. Best of all, the parlor palm is safe for pets, which means your fur family will enjoy the palm just as much as you! It’s even considered to be good luck if kept alive and well.

Calathea

The Calathea plant is a tricky one. A bit harder to care for, this plant needs bright light, so definitely perfect for your naturally lit great room or your loft area. Calathea plants like to have moist soil, but not too much. So as long as you keep the soil constantly wet it should be a happy plant! An added bonus is that these beautiful plants are also pet safe!

Spider Plant

The spider plant, although not one of our plant of the month picks, is perfect in a room with big windows (so not in an office with no windows!). Luckily, you are sticking with us, so your great room will never be without many windows and plenty of sunlight. This plant perfectly drapes over the edges of its basket, so it’s great for hanging. It is also easily propagated, so feel free to cut off a baby spider and re-plant it, soon you’ll be living in a jungle. The spider plant also must have received a tip from one of our Schellter Advantage science methods, SanctuAIR, since it is known for helping purify the air!

ZZ Plant

If you’re always on the go, visiting the nearby beaches and local restaurants, the ZZ Plant is perfect for you! It is drought tolerant and low maintenance, so if you forget to water it for a few days, it won’t mind. This plant would look great in a shady corner of your bedroom since it doesn’t need much sunlight. This plant was another perfect choice for our plant of the month club, we have one living in the second floor of our office building!

Dracaena

Our current plant of the month draft is the Dracaena, we haven’t picked a winner yet, but the winner will have a blast with this easy-going plant. It is perfect for someone who is always on the go. It is able to adapt to different light environments, so you can put this plant anywhere you want! The basement, bedroom, kitchen, wherever!

We be-leaf in your ability to pick the best indoor house plants for your Schell Home! We are rooting for you! Go to the store, find a plant that doesn’t succ, say aloe to them, bring them home, and then its party thyme!

Post some pictures of your indoor house plants and tag us on Facebook and Instagram, we’d love to see how you’ve greened up your space!

How to Find Your Perfect Community

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

It can be overwhelming to start the build process, we know that, which is why we try to make the process as easy and breezy as possible. At Schell Brothers, we have plenty of tools to help you determine what community is right for you! From our Community Sales Managers in each model to our award-winning Design Studio, we help make the process easy and fun! But which community is the absolute PERFECT community for you? Well that’s up to you to decide. Here are some tips to make sure that decision is the best one you make throughout your time with us:

Location

Whether you want to be 5 minutes from the beach or a short walk from your favorite restaurants, Schell Brothers has the perfect communities for you to choose from!

Do you crave being just a short bike ride to the beach?

Jefferson Creek, Truitt Homestead and Governors are just minutes from Coastal Delaware’s best beaches.

Do you love the beaches but prefer to be out of the hustle and bustle of summer tourists?

Communities like Peninsula Lakes, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, Independence and The Estates at Reddenwood are just a short drive from the beach but will keep you away from the summertime traffic.

Amenities

It is important to consider amenities when searching for your new forever community.

Do you want onsite community amenities like a clubhouse, and pool?

Coastal Club, Sawgrass North, Truitt Homestead and The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay provide many features which include pools, clubhouses, restaurants, walking trails and more. Peninsula Lakes, Governors, and Saddle Ridge are all in the process of building state-of-the-art clubhouses and community pools. In Richmond, Magnolia Green and The Highlands provide amenity-rich communities that include clubhouses, golf courses and plenty of family fun.

Do you want to enjoy low maintenance living and let someone else take care of mowing the lawn and landscaping?

Many Schell Brothers communities in Coastal Delaware take care of much of the yard work for you. In communities like Governors, Tidewater Landing and Truitt Homestead, all of the yard work is done for you.

Does an oversized yard with room to roam appeal to you?

The Estates at Reddenwood in Delaware and The Sanctuary in Richmond offer low HOA fees and the ability to build a pool, or that she-shed you have been wanting.

Floorplan

Schell Brothers offers extensive personalization available in every floorplan so you can create the home that is perfect for you and your family.

Do you want single story living with the master-suite on the first floor?

Most of our floorplans offer first floor master suites and open living with lots of natural light. Floorplans like The Whimbrel, and the Cassidy are some of our most popular floorplans for a reason. But don’t take our word for it, check out our floorplans here.

What are the important features that you must have in your new home?

Many of our floorplans offer unexpected surprises and can be personalized to fit your lifestyle. With the ability to build sunrooms, courtyards and decks, outdoor living is easy. Our kitchens can become an at-home chef’s dream come true. And we have even thought of your four-legged family members with features like a dog washing station.

Whether its location or HOA fees, making sure our homes check off all of your boxes is our highest priority! Check out the quiz on our website to learn more about our communities and which one is right for you! Be sure to contact our online community consultant, Sara, if you have any questions about our communities and schedule a visit if you are interested in starting your buying process!

Schellebrity Spotlight: Our Harvest

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

This Friday, your favorite year-round restaurant opens up after a short hiatus. That’s right, Our Harvest is back and ready for you to enjoy a truffle fondue, marinated olives, or a nice Kentucky fried cauliflower. Don’t know about Our Harvest? That’s okay! Schell Brothers and Our Harvest go way back, in fact, they are part of our Schellebrity Club. With your Schell Gold Card you can enjoy 10% off your first partyplatter order, maybe for an event with your friends and family?!

We mentioned our friends over at Our Harvest in our “Local Favorites” blog series last May but wanted to remind everyone of this awesome farm-to-table spot in Fenwick. Beach towns run the risk of becoming more like ghost towns in the winter months, but luckily places like Our Harvest keep residents entertained and with warm food in their bellies.

There’s something special about Our Harvest, however. In the truest farm-to-table fashion, Our Harvest highlights different ingredients, changing their menu seasonally and sometimes daily to reflect the current harvest. This was the inspiration behind John Trader opening Our Harvest. He wanted his customers to enjoy catching up with friends in a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

With the goal of making you as comfortable as possible, the restaurant offers many different menu and seating options. They want your experience to be memorable, and by making them a Schellebrity partner, so do we! With the belief that “extraordinary doesn’t need to be expensive,” Our Harvest aims to make their food and atmosphere as least complicated as possible, and that includes making it affordable, and even more now with your Schellebrity discount.

Check out their menu before you head over there and see what the daily Feast is. Yea that’s right, we said FEAST. Our Harvest is famous for its large platter-style Feasts that wow everyone at the table. This social eating style encourages people to unwind, catch up with old friends, and really sit back and relax.

Check out our website to find out more about our Schellebrity partner program and all the other wonderful discounts we have to offer!

New Year’s Goals

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

Congrats! The new year has begun, and an opportunity has opened for you to do those things you have been meaning to do, to better yourself, and to do the things that make you happy. It is traditional for us to default to resolutions that will define the rest of the year (or let’s be honest, the first few weeks), when we can instead set fulfilling and realistic goals for ourselves. Keep reading if you’re interested in learning how to create and execute those New Year’s goals!

The effort to be happier or to get more in shape shouldn’t be confined to the absolute time frame of one year. A resolution often makes our goals more difficult to stick with. By changing the concept from a resolution to a goal, we are able to create an ongoing desire to complete our objective.

One way to organize those goals is to make them SMART. And by that, I mean that those goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and done in your own timeframe. We all feel the most satisfied when our to-do list is checked off at the end of the day, so why not set ourselves up for success?

Our goals also don’t have to be so broad. Say you want to finish a book you’ve been reading by the end of the month. Sometimes that can be overwhelming, so it might be easier for you if you also set mini goals throughout the course of that month. For example, finish reading five chapters by the end of week one, and so on. Making goals and setting finish lines for yourself isn’t supposed to be challenging and scary, it is all for your success! So, make it easy for yourself.

One of the most commonly forgotten concepts surrounding the idea of New Year’s resolutions, is the game plan necessary for accomplishing those resolutions. When you have a goal, you need a plan to achieve that goal. This year, one of my goals is to run a half marathon in July. In order to do that, I created a weekly action plan. That plan starts small, with running just one mile a day, by the end I’ll be running 10!

It’s important to make our goals attainable, but it is also important to understand why we want to achieve those goals. Why do you want to get fit, why do you want to read a book every month, why do you want to practice mindfulness? Understanding your why, like we often do here at Schell Brothers, is what makes reaching those goals worth it in the end.

And remember, it doesn’t have to happen in one year! Keep moving past the next ball drop, and into your life with these amazing goals and achievements!

The new year is about fresh starts, and about continuing those good habits you established the year prior.

Here’s to 2020 and all that it has in store for you! We here at Schell Brothers support you and your goals and we wish you the best of luck!

Homeowner Hotseat: Terry & Susan Rubritz

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

Lucky for us, we have so many amazing homeowners that want to sit down and chat with us about their home and their life here in Coastal Delaware! If you check out our website, you’ll notice a number of ‘Homeowner Hotseat’ segments where we ask our homebuilders questions. Here we dive deeper into those conversations and really get to know our homeowners! Just this past week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Terry and Susan Rubritz who told me all about their love for puzzles, sports, and most of all, The Peninsula!

What is your favorite room in the house?

Our favorite room is the great room. It’s where everyone hangs out! It’s combined with the kitchen behind us, you get the food and drinks going and everyone has a great time!

Why did you build in The Peninsula?

We just fell in love with the whole experience, we just knew there was something for everyone in our family. There are opportunities to learn things and meet new people. The minute we drove into this property we knew it was for us! There is something for everybody here!

What do you love most about living in this area of Delaware?

I think it’s the weather. 11 months out of the year its fantastic, we can golf year round!

Do you feel like you are a part of the community here at The Peninsula?

I do! I think you can be as involved as you want to be or you can just enjoy your family and the amenities. You are always welcome! There is nothing that isn’t offered.

What is your favorite amenity here?

The clubhouse is fantastic, the food is outstanding, in the summer the pools are phenomenal. The workout facilities all year round are great. Whatever you really want to do its here. If you can’t be happy here, I don’t think you can be happy anywhere!

What is your favorite activity to do at home?

We love watching sports. We are sports nuts. We just love having everybody here, we love having friends over and watching the games or playing games. We love eating and grilling. It’s just family, it’s all about family and friends, everybody is welcome. That was the logic behind purchasing here is so the family can make the trip. We have had fantastic great times, and we look forward to more of them!

at Home Magazine: Winter 2019/2020

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

With the holidays upon us, the release of the third issue of at Home magazine is the BEST present our Schell family could have ever asked for! We can’t wait for you to dive into its pages and feel all the feelings of home. At Home will be published twice a year and will include an inside look at our communities, a few words from homeowners and employees, and plenty of design and decorating tips, not to mention tons of festive recipes!

With this issue, we decided to focus on one of the best parts of the holiday season, food! We teamed up with Lion and Meg Gardner from Blue Moon to discuss the must-have meals for this season. Their savory recipes for both food and wine pairings show you just how festive you can get! Don’t like to cook? Don’t worry! Meg even gives some tips for the best places to eat out. And if you have a sweet tooth, “The Magic of Cookies” section of the magazine includes some of our favorite cookie recipes! Just in time for Christmas!

Take a look at what else you can find on the pages of the Winter 2019/2020 issue:

Dos & Don’ts of Decorating: We spoke with one of our in-house designers, Jaime Senard, about bold decorations and splurging on new finds. She reminds us to be conscious of the scope of our space and packs our pages full of fun and interesting tips!

Neighbors: Tim and Kristen Slade remind us that happiness is sometimes unexpected as they tell us their Schell story. It was love at first sight after driving past the pond in Peninsula Lakes!

Check out the Community Minded section for an inside look at Tidewater Landing. Hear from our very own homeowners about their Tidewater adventures and what they love most about living there.

Take an Inside Look at our new Lilac model in The Peninsula. Susan Herring will tell you all about what it was like decorating this home inspired by the fabric on the great room sofa.

This is Us gives you a closer look into the family life of a Schell employee. Meet one of our Construction Managers, Mike Honeysett and his wife and two kids.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out our Weekender section. This issue we highlight Berlin, Maryland, a charming town just a stone’s throw away from the beaches of Ocean City and voted America’s Coolest Small Town.

Check out the Sourcebook to find details on professionals and products contained in this issue.

These sections will be available in every issue of At Home, and we’re already hard at work to bring you even more compelling and interesting features for the Spring/Summer 2020 issue! Pick up your copy of At Home with Schell Brothers at any one of our model homes. Follow us on Instagram @athomewithschell and send your thoughts to AtHome@schellbrothers.com. Don’t forget to check in at one of our models or our main office in Rehoboth Beach to learn more about what we have to offer! Enjoy!

Schell Scoop: Favorite Holiday Traditions

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

The major holidays are upon us, and escaping the never-ending imagery of Santa Clause, turkeys, and candy canes is almost as impossible as getting glitter out of your hair! Lucky for us, Schell Brothers’ employees LOVE the holidays, and they can’t get enough of the chocolate, presents, and joys of the season. Keep an eye out on route one for our awesome holiday billboards, and don’t forget to check out Schellville before the season is over. At Schell, there is no shortage of holiday cheer. I asked some of our employees what their favorite holiday traditions are and this is what they said:


Adam Pettengell, Sales

“Christmas Eve dinner at Salt Air! Place feels so magical and Christmassy. This will be our 4th year and I’m not sure we could go anywhere else now. The perfect atmosphere for what is a truly magical night. Oh yea…and they give Minnie cute Christmas teddy bears. Always a winner.”


Abigail Nelson, Marketing

“Christmas morning was always my favorite. Growing up my brother and I would wake our parents up really early (once it was 4am, sorry mom!) and open presents. After presents, my dad would then make everyone blueberry pancakes and bacon while we watched A Christmas Story on repeat until it was time for my extended family to come over for Christmas dinner. Christmas is always my favorite holiday because for me it’s a day to slow down and enjoy time with family.”


Kat von Vorys, Front Desk

“I love the idea of making new traditions. Sav and I have new members in our little family, and it has been so fun seeing how the pets react to the Christmas tree and the new smells. I can’t wait to see what future Christmases have in store!”


Carmen Marinelli, Construction

“One of my favorite holiday traditions is making Christmas cookies with my sister.  My family was raised with a rich Italian heritage which has plenty of associated holiday cookies.  One of my favorites are Tarrali, that we call “Tadals,” which you can see my daughters making with my sister.  Coming together with family to prepare for all the gatherings over the holidays with friends and loved ones is what life is all about.”


Shyaira Goodwyn, Project Kudos Rep

“One of our favorite traditions is having all the kids go outside to play and enjoy each other’s company while our parents stay inside to cook and enjoy their company as well. I have a huge family so it’s awesome when we can finally get together.”


Remember what is most important to you this holiday season, and spread happiness and cheer wherever you can. We here at Schell wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas/Holidays.

Happy Schellville!

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

We here at Schell Brothers are excited to welcome you to our magical winter wonder village this 2019! Enjoy the snow, visit Santa’s workshop, and discover unexpected surprises behind every door! This year it is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than EVER!

Schellville is partnering with Winter WonderFest to give you the most magical holiday experience you could ever imagine. Winter WonderFest is a nonprofit that supports many organizations throughout Delaware, so be sure to come out and support! This year the village has relocated to Hudson Fields in Milton, Delaware, where Christmas Lane stretches longer than ever!! The cobblestone lanes paint a classic Christmas picture with sixteen tiny houses for kids to explore. They can grab a bite to eat, visit an estate, and knock on Santa’s door all in the same day!

Here are a few of the village favorites:

Little Elves Workshop

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the North Pole? At Little Elves Workshop, kids can take up the hammers themselves and work with the Elves to build cars, toys and more! There are plenty of little tools for little hands!

Mint Mansion

Take a look at how the Claus’ relax, in this two story mansion located at the center of the village. Mint in color, this space is perfect for resting against fluffy pillows and baking some homemade cookies for the Elves working next door.

iHeart Radio Station

iHeart Radio donated a house this year, and we are all so excited to see how it turns out! Word on the street is that you can jam out to your favorite tunes and maybe even hear yourself on the North Pole Radio frequencies.

Our newest attraction is one you won’t want to miss…a train ride around the village on the Schellville Express! I’m not kidding, we actually have a TRAIN this year, with a conductor and everything! As you loop around the snowy circle, you might catch a glimpse of some elves and maybe even your favorite red-nosed reindeer!!

After your ride, head on over the ice rink and skate while you listen to live entertainment or hop on a carnival ride. And for you parents who might not want to squeeze into the Little Elves Workshop, there will be a fire-pit area staged on the cobblestone for you to keep your hands warm.

Opening night is this Saturday, November 16th, so start making your plans now! You may want to plan ahead, as tickets are required for the carnival and the light spectacular. Admission to the Christmas Village is free with a $5 parking donation.

Whatever you decide to do this year at Schellville, our partnership with Winter WonderFest is sure to delight you and your family! This event is the perfect way for your friends and family to enjoy this Christmas holiday!

Coastal Delaware’s Coffee Shops

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

Hey there! It’s a brew-tiful day outside to grab a coffee, that’s what we are doing here at Schell Brothers. Nothing is better, after being out in the cold fall weather, than a nice warm cup-a-joe. So hop in your car if you love coffee a latte, and journey with us to just four of Coastal Delaware’s best local shops.

The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe

This quaint shop on the corner of Route 1 and Rehoboth Ave is perfect for those looking to grab a quick breakfast before work, or a quiet place to stay and do work. With access to Wi-Fi and a huge selection of belgian waffles, newspapers and fruit smoothies, you could get lost in there! The Point sources their grounds from certified organic and fair-trade coffees, and stock their shelves with decafs and flavored beans as well. This cool little stop is also right across the street from our corporate office (I know where I’m going before work tomorrow)!


Café a Go-Go

If you’re looking to be a little less depresso, go to Café a Go-Go and grab an expresso! In all seriousness, Café a Go-Go is an amazing little piece of Rehoboth Beach. The owners came here from Tampico, Mexico to try their hand at a coffee shop. They opened in March of 2005 and have been serving authentic Mexican flavors ever since. They received a reader’s choice for best coffee shop in Delaware Today Magazine in 2010. So, hit up this joint on Rehoboth Avenue if you are looking for something a little different, but still full of your favorite cozy coffee shop feels.


The Station on Kings

If you haven’t been to The Station on Kings in Lewes yet, where have you bean?! This is the spot for you to create the perfect blend of coffee, baked goods, and lots and lots of plants! Their bakery bar changes by the day but is always stock full of crazy good food. Their coffee cups rock paper straws which makes this coffee shop one of our favorite environmentally friendly places. Their carefully decorated interior makes for a cozy environment to think about the earth, relaxation, and growth. If you like what you see, everything is for sale, so grab a painting off the wall and bring it home with you!


The Suburban Farmhouse

If you don’t give a frappe about the beach, head a little more inland to Milton, Delaware, you’ll find the relaxing little Suburban Farmhouse there, where you can take life one cup at a time. They aim to ‘inspire all our senses,’ by inviting you to make your own pizza, try their house made sandwiches and their amazing coffee. Suburban Farmhouse matches the cute small town feel that Milton exhibits, so check it out if you are tired of all the hustle and bustle. Farmhouse is a great place to stay grounded.


Check out these four coffee shops, as well as the many others we have here in Coastal Delaware, as the fall season comes in full swing, just brew it….better latte than never! I know, I know, too many coffee puns, I just like to expresso myself! As your sitting enjoying your early afternoon coffee, browse our website to learn more about what we do!

Halloween Happenings 2019!

By Savanna Shackleford, in All Communities

Halloween is just around the corner, and events are already starting to brew here in the Delmarva area. Ghosts, zombies, mummies, OH MY! One of the best perks about buying a Schell home is the proximity most of our communities have to Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Salisbury, and even Ocean City. Our communities are perfectly situated for you to enjoy Delmarva’s most exciting fall and Halloween events.

We wanted to make sure you know exactly what’s creeping in the coming weeks, so you can find the scare that fits you!

Milton Theater Zombie Fest at Dewey Beach

October 19, 2019 – Starting at 4pm at Northbeach

Join Milton Theater for their 2019 Zombie Fest! Now located at Dewey Beach, the festivities will start with live music, vendors, food, zombie make-up, and costume contests. The Zombie Walk will start at 8pm and end at Bottle and Cork to finish the Zombie festivities. Tickets are $10 and free for children under 12.

O.C. Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade, MD

October 19, 2019 – Starting at 1pm at North Division Street on the Boardwalk

Head over to Ocean City for a barking good time as they gear up for their Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade. There will be prizes and pets up for adoption. The event is free to everyone, but donations are appreciated as they will help the Worcester County Humane Society.

Not So Scary Halloween Happening at Salisbury Zoo

October 19 & 26, 2019 – From 1pm-4pm at the Salisbury Zoo

Salisbury Zoo is opening its gates to the ones who want to be not so scared on Halloween this year. On the 19th and 26th from 1-4pm parents can take their kids to trick or treat throughout the park, participate in games, talk about animals, and attempt to win a costume contest. Tickets in advance are $8 per child, and one free adult ticket per child, tickets at the gate are $8 per child and $2 per adult.

Rehoboth Beach Sea Witch Festival

October 25-27, 2019 – Starting at 10am at Rehoboth Beach, DE

Head over to your favorite Delaware Beach spot the weekend of the 25th to experience Rehoboth’s 30th Annual Sea Witch Festival. There will be a costume parade, a dog parade, the Sea Witch Hunt, trick or treating, hayrides, and more! Our Schell Team will be taking over First Street Station with our very own Spooktacular Kids Zone! You don’t want to miss it! We’ll be providing prizes and trick-or-treat bags while supplies last!

Wags, Witches and Warlocks

October 26, 2019 – Starting at 9am in Bethany Beach, DE

Get your bark on at this fun event started by The Leslie Kopp Group, located near our Bayside and Solitude communities. This event features an awesome parade and costume contest for all your furry (or not so furry) friends! The parade begins at 10am, and a $5 donation is requested for each pet participating. The donations benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Annual Halloween Trail Ride/Walk at Redden Forest

October 27, 2019 – From 10am-4pm in Redden Forest, Georgetown, DE

The American Mustang and Burro Association are hosting this Halloween Trail Ride at Redden Forest for the 12th year. The fundraiser benefits Delmarva AMBA and Compassionate Hearts of Delaware. The day is packed full of fun, with music, prizes, raffles, and lunch at noon.

There is so much spooky fun to be had this Halloween season, so check out one of these awesome events and don’t leave without a huge handful of your favorite candy! Check out our website or Facebook page to learn more about Sea Witch and our other big events.