Halloween on Delmarva!

By Tiffany Raeuber, in Uncategorized

One of the many great things about Peninsula Lakes is that it is located only 12 miles from our Delaware Beaches including Rehoboth and Bethany, but is also close to many other towns such as Millsboro, Salisbury, and even Ocean City! Whether you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the summer traffic, or in the off season visit the towns for the fantastic lineup of fall events, Peninsula Lakes is perfectly situated near it all!
Speaking of fall events, Halloween is right around the corner, so we wanted to make sure you knew where all the best Halloween Events were taking place:
Halloween Happening at the Salisbury Zoo
Saturday, October 21 1pm-4pm
Children will be able to trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo and participate in Halloween Games, costume contests, hay bale maze, and also get to hang out with the zoo animals! Tickets are available for presale and are $2 for adults and $8 for children.
O.C.toberfest Ocean City Inlet, Ocean City, MD
Saturday, October 21st-Sunday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 28th–Sunday October 29th 10am-5pm
Beach maze, pet parade, pumpkin race are just some of the events that you can enjoy over the next few weeks at the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk and beaches. Take a quick ride to Downtown Ocean City and enjoy the beach views and the fall festivities!
Boo-Que by the Sea 
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21

The Delaware National Seashore Park joins in the Halloween fun again this year with the third annual Boo-Que by the Sea. Enjoy a professional barbecue competition, along with amateur and kids competitions. Of course there’s also a costume contest so dress to impress! And for the runners in your group, sign up for the 5K run.

Milton Zombie Festival 
Saturday, October 21
Our small town of Milton will transform into some monstrous fun for all ages with a full lineup of magic shows, mentalists, horror movies, live music and a host of other activities. Proceeds will benefit The Milton Theatre, The Milton Historical Society, The Milton Fire Department and Casa San Francisco Homeless Shelter. Tickets and details by clicking here.
Sea Witch Festival
Friday October 27th-Sunday October 29th
This well-known event will consist of a costume parade, dog parade, trick or treating, a 5k race, beach games, vendors, and live Bandstand entertainment! This is an event you don’t want to miss, especially this year because Team Schell will be taking over First Street Station with our very own Spooktacular Kids Zone! Try your hand at our bean bag toss, decorate a mini-pumpkin, or snap a photo in Dracula’s lair, all while enjoying the festivities free of charge. But arrive early! We’ll be providing prizes and trick-or-treat bags while supplies last.
Sea Witch Trick or Treating and Haunted Bonfire 6:30pm
Friday, October 27th
Enjoy Trick or Treating at marked Dewey Beach businesses, then head to Dagsworthy Avenue to enjoy the haunted bonfire and graveyard with a DJ and snacks from 7pm-9:30pm
Wags, Witches & Warlocks
Saturday October 28th 10am
The Leslie Kopp Group’s Annual Wags, Witches & Warlocks event is a day of fun that supports the Delaware SPCA. Attendees can enjoy a costume contest, crafts for the kids including pumpkin painting and face painting. Trick-or-treating in the town will also take place from 11am-1pm.
Ocean View Police Department’s 3rd Annual Cops & Goblins Halloween Festival 
Sunday, October 29th, 1-4pm at John West Park

This fun-filled community festival includes a petting zoo, free Rita’s Italian Ice, burgers, tacos, pizza and a costume contest for children 12 and younger, with prizes awarded for best cop and goblin costume, and best overall costume.

Phew, that’s a lot of fun to be had! Enjoy the festivities and while you’re at it, stop by and visit us at Peninsula Lakes!
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Schell Brothers and Downtown Rehoboth Beach Welcome ‘Mug & Spoon’

By Tiffany Raeuber, in All Communities

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The cronut…rainbow bagels…cake pops. Food trends are equal parts delicious and intriguing, especially when they are right here in Rehoboth Beach! The latest craze to shake up the nation (and the world quite frankly) are the outrageous milkshakes that dessert aficionados are whipping up. You might have seen them on social media in New York City or London, but did you know these crazy concoctions are closer than you think?! Introducing the outrageous milkshakes of Mug & Spoon, Schell Brothers’ latest partnership at our New Home Gallery on Rehoboth Avenue.
Formerly known as The Coffee House [Premium Brews & New Home Gallery], the location is still the same (crazy kitchen on the ceiling and all), but our Downtown Rehoboth New Home Gallery is now home to Mug & Spoon. Offering a wide variety of upscale coffees, sweet treats, and legendary, wild milkshakes, the aptly named Mug & Spoon is now open! Expect to find the perfect mix of old-fashioned flavors paired with high-end ingredients, local favorites, and a few playfully eccentric new concepts.
What to expect from the milkshake menu? For starters your milkshake arrives in a mason jar mug, ready to be devoured. There are a total of five different flavors and they are all overflowing (quite literally) with additional treats. Here are a couple of the favorites, but fair warning, drooling will ensue…
S’more Samoa
This bad boy features a coconut and dark chocolate ice cream topped with a jumbo marshmallow in between two graham crackers with a drizzle of caramel and rounded out by its rim, which is sprinkled with crushed graham cracker.

Cake by the Ocean
Perfect for you red velvet lovers, Cake by the Ocean features cake batter ice cream with a rainbow sprinkles rim and an entire slice of red velvet cake.

Calling all chocolate lovers! The Blackout may possibly put you in a sugar coma. Your choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream mixed with Oreos and a choice of a second cookie with an M&M rim, all topped with a brownie and a second candy of your choice. Phew. Food coma indeed.

The ice cream hails from Hockessin’s Woodside Farms Creamery and includes the following flavors: African vanilla, Madagascar vanilla bean, milk chocolate, buttery salted caramel, mint chip with cookie dough and Oreos, coconut, dark chocolate coffee, strawberry and cake batter.
Stop in and see us! Grab a coffee or a tasty treat and learn more about our new home communities and our home designs.
Address: 18 Rehoboth Avenue

Crushin’ it at the Beach: Finding the Best Orange Crush

By Tiffany Raeuber, in All Communities

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Beach living carries many perks along with it – there’s the laid back lifestyle, the access to our beautiful beaches and bays, the fresh, local cuisine – but what we really love on these HOT summer days are the local cocktails that go hand-and-hand with beach living.
Pina colada, rum runner, margarita, everyone has their favorites, but it’s not a complete summer without at least one orange crush. Whether you’re playing bartender on the back patio or sipping on a freshly squeezed crush at your favorite Dewey Beach bar, a classic orange crush is synonymous with summer. Orange crushes can be made many different ways, but the main ingredients are fresh squeezed oranges, triple sec, vodka, and sprite. Mouthwatering right? Then how about a few of the best local spots for finding the crushes:
Harborside (West Ocean City, Maryland)
It stands to reason that the best orange crush is found where they originated. Harborside, a rustic waterfront bar and restaurant, is the official home of the orange crush. Located in nearby West Ocean City Maryland, Harborside is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and sip on a cool orange crush while overlooking the harbor.
Starboard (Dewey Beach, Delaware)
If you want to avoid the travel time and stay centrally located at the Delaware beaches, the next stop has to be to Dewey Beach. Of course I’m talking about the notorious local hot spot, The Starboard. Although The Starboard is not the true home of the orange crush, they put up a good fight. In my opinion, The Starboard has the best orange crushes in Delaware, but I admittedly like to mix it up and grab a grapefruit crush from time to time.
Bottle and Cork (Dewey Beach, Delaware)
If you want some live music with your orange crush, the Bottle and Cork is your spot. Almost every night of the week the Bottle and Cork serves up live music. Plus, every Saturday they host a Saturday Jam starting at 5pm where bands play until close. Live music and a fresh orange crush? That’s the life.
Crooked Hammock (Lewes, Delaware)
If you’re looking for the backyard bar-b-que scene, the Crooked Hammock is the place to be. From their menu, to their outside seating and hammocks, to their corn hole boards and playground, the Crooked Hammock is a great place to bring the kids and relax. Not only to they serve great orange crushes but they serve their very own craft beers.
Paradise Grill (Millsboro, DE)
Paradise Grill has quickly grown to be a local favorite with its waterfront dining and live entertainment on the Indian River Bay. Sink your feet in the sand and enjoy one of the five bars Paradise offers. Not a sand person? No problem, choose from three bars on the patio and enjoy an ice cold orange crush.
Mango’s (Bethany Beach, Delaware)
And for our Bethany Beach friends – Mango’s of course! Mango’s is the vacation from a vacation. Perfectly situated oceanfront in Bethany, enjoy the Caribbean-themed restaurant and ‘no shower’ happy hour from 1-6pm daily, which includes $6 orange crushes and $3 Bud Light bottles.
And for those of you that want to experience a taste of an orange crush in the comfort of your own kitchen…
Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces’ orange vodka, preferably Smirnoff
  • 2 ounces triple sec, preferably La Quinta
  • juice of one orange
  • lemon-lime soda, to top, preferably Sierra Mist


  • Combine vodka and triple sec in a pint glass with ice.
  • Fresh-squeezed orange juice directly into glass.
  • Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda and drink immediately.