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Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe its 2016 which makes The Local Buzz nine years old. YOWZA! Thanks for reading.

You would think since this is winter, things would be pretty quiet here at the beach. Not so! Last Saturday I tried to make reservations for friends at the newly opened Heirloom restaurant in Lewes, but no luck. The week before I had managed to snag a space at the bar and was delighted with the food, drink and the ambiance, which I can best describe as approachable elegance. Owner Meghan Lee has done a beautiful job restoring this lovely mansion which was built in 1899 for the town's dentist. There's some beautiful pix in this article on Delmarva Now. Executive Chef, Jordan Miller, has a passion for hyper-seasonal food, artisan breads and house made sea salts. Seriously. The man makes his own salt. And the bread is a religious experience, trust me on this. Go soon - reservations recommended.

You just realized the calendar is missing!  No worries. You can click here, go to my new website and see it there. Removing it from the Buzz allows me to update it more frequently. There's also a section called Volunteer that lists places where you can get involved and Join a Club with fun groups to join. On the home page you'll find Tails of the Beach - our information site for doggies at the beach. Our whole site continues to be a work in progress so stay tuned! There's more to come.

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Deb Griffin
Deb Griffin, REALTOR®

Associate Broker, CRS, e-PRO®
2014 Delaware Five Star Agent
Direct: 302.858.3960

Hello! My name is Deb Griffin and I head up the Sand, Sun & Fun team here at Maggio Shields.

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Celeste Beaupré, REALTOR®

Direct: 703.772.6635

Celeste Beaupré has recently joined the Maggio Shields Real Estate Brokerage. She brings several years of experience in the Real Estate business in both Residential Sales and Real Estate Investment.

Betty Raymond
Betty Raymond

Chief Git-R-Done Officer
Direct: 302.258.4361

After retiring from a 30 year career as a Science teacher, mostly in middle school, Betty and her spouse of 22 years decided to live full time at the beach.

Maggio Shields Real Estate 
37169 Rehoboth Avenue, Suite 11
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Office: 302.226.3770 Fax: 866.862.9476

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Tails of the Beach

Baron Von Furry Pants

Baron Von Furry Pants? Artoo Dogtoo? Rosie Picklebottom? Sounds like Saturday morning cartoon characters, right? Nope. Once a year Nationwide Pet Insurance publishes the top 50 wacky dog names of the furballs they insure. Baron Von Furry Pants is legit and won top honors. Other fun ones include: Parker the Barker, Abraham Lincoln Continental, Cheesesteak Riley and Sir Tubby Tater Jordan. You can view the entire list here

Here’s Parker the Barker’s story: Ron Harken has been saving the lives of puppy-mill dogs for decades. On one trip, Ron drove from his home in Willow Springs, N.C. to Indianapolis to save a Havanese that was in foster care after being obtained at an auction. The poor dog had spent most of his days in a cage and wasn’t accustomed to the outside world. That night, with the dog in his custody, Ron was staying at a local hotel. When it was time to go to bed the dog started barking.

“I’m sure it was rough day for the little guy,” said Ron. “I don’t think he had ever been away from that mill and I guess all the change just caused him to bark. He wasn’t really barking at anything, he was just barking to bark. It was cute, but then he wouldn’t stop.”

After barking for the entire night, Ron and his wife came up with the moniker “Parker the Barker.” They enjoyed Parker so much that they decided to keep him instead of adopting him out.

“He’s a very loving dog, but it takes time to earn his trust,” said Ron. “Once he gets to know you, he’ll become your best friend. He’s a great dog, but he sure loves to sleep. I have to wake him up every morning or he’ll sleep past noon.”

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