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I am a twentysomething writer and patron of the arts whose influences include Hemingway, Plath, Bret Easton Ellis, Shakespeare, Diane Arbus, and David Lynch.


My main passion in life is writing - blogging, fiction, news. I am an avid reader. I enjoy horror movies, premium cable channels, musical theater, live music, camping, and dogs of all kinds.

Bragging rights

Co-founder of Bambershan, "mother" of 3 adopted senior dogs (and counting), survivor of life thus far!

There are currently 6 blog entries published by Shannon Marvel.

vegan and vegetarian food in Rehoboth BeachRehoboth Beach has grown to become one of the most vegetarian/vegan friendly areas on the eastern shore. With more and more locals becoming health and humane minded, city folk vacationing or moving to the area are thrilled to find more and more options. Rehoboth Beach has exceptional variety.

These days, most restaurants in Rehoboth have vegetarian/vegan options. Grotto’s Pizza offers gluten-free pizza, the Big Fish Grill offers a Fresh Farmer’s Plate, and Arena’s Deli offers a dozen vegetarian sandwiches. But several cater specifically to that crowd.

Described as “eco-global fusion,” Hobos restaurant on Baltimore Avenue uses locally grown food while providing a menu rich in many different cultures. Much to a vegetarian’s delight, the menu is detailed

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Rehoboth Beach City Parking MapLet’s face it, parking at the Delaware Beaches can be something of a hassle if you don’t know what you’re doing. No worries, this local has it all spelled out for you! New to the area or visiting? Here are a few need-to-know facts when venturing into Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, or Bethany Beach during the summer season.

Parking meters in historic Lewes are in effect from May 1 to October 15. Metered parking is limited to three hours. There is also a parking lot at Savannah Rd. and the canal. Lewes Beach also has a metered parking lot. Parking on non-metered streets is free!  

In Rehoboth Beach, parking meters go into effect the Friday before Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. until midnight. All meters are $1.50 an hour and head-in parking only. There are several

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Sports at the Beach - Rehoboth BeachThere is a well-kept secret just west of the beaches in Delaware, and it’s called Sports at the Beach. If you’ve got children who play baseball, you probably know all about it. Otherwise, read on to find out what you’re missing!

First and foremost at Sports at the Beach is youth baseball! From the first signs of spring to the last signs of fall, Sports at the Beach holds youth baseball tournaments every weekend, and weeklong “Summer Classics” most weeks. Kids range from 8 to 19 years old. Travel teams come from all over the country and occasionally, the world (including Israel and Australia), to compete. On average, each team play 5 to 9 games per weekend tournament and 8-12 per weeklong. Teams can stay on site in the dorms, or opt to stay in area

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Vacation in Rehoboth BeachLast year, vacation home sales rose over ten percent. The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are almost eight million vacation homes in America today! That means nearly a tenth of citizens own a vacation home. The overall price of a second home is down a whopping 25% (and that’s being conservative) since 2006! Interest rates are at historic lows. A strong stock market return combined with discounted foreclosures has really brought smart buyers out of the woodwork. And the smartest buyers look to Mann & Sons when buying a vacation home in Rehoboth Beach.

There are many reasons why vacation homes are a good idea. First and foremost, purchasing a vacation home gives you a permanent place to take the family that you can fix up just the way you like. If you

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Autism Delaware 2013 Walk for AutismWhether you're a beach local or a visitor, Saturday, April 20 is shaping up to be a great weekend for giving back in the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes area. To start your day off, head to Cape Henlopen State Park for Autism Delaware's biggest fundraising event of the year, 2013 Walk for Autism. This year's walk is a three mile tour through the amazlingly beautiful Cape Henlopen landscape of pines, dunes, crashing waves, and historic monuments. It's a great activity for families! The Walk ends with a celebration in the park, including food, music, and children's activities. It's free to walk but fundraising is encouraged. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk begins at 11:00 am.

As for the evening, make sure you have a babysitter! The philanthropic Comedy

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Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth BeachClear Space Theatre Company, located on the beach block of Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth, was founded in 2004. The organization brings a much-needed facet to downtown Rehoboth - live entertainment. Performing on weeknights as well as weekends, and in the summer as well as year-round, families, couples, and friends can pick and choose between shows and times. This spring, as the beach approaches its busy season, so does Clear Space. And as usual, they've managed to dig up all sorts of talented actors and musicians right here on Delmarva.

In years past, Clear Space has presented such summer blockbusters as Chicago and Cabaret to sold-out houses. This year, not one to disappoint, Clear Space's summer reperatory includes: 9 to 5: The Musical, La Cage aux

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