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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland tells you about Real Estate and gives you hints and stories about historic properties and sites. Call Carolyn Roland, selling older and historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1987. Search historic homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania with the help of a trained Architectural Historian and Realtor.
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For more than the past 20 years, the Chinese American Community Center in Hockessin, Delaware has hosted a festival. Even though Wilmington's Italian and Greek Festivals preceed it by a week or two, I have always considered this the "go to" festival. Maybe it's because there are not inebriated pe...
06/23/2017
Chester County originally included present-day Delaware, Lancaster, and Berks counties. In 1729, Lancaster County was formed, creating the western boundary of Chester County. In 1752, a northern boundary was established with the creation of Berks County. With the drawing of the Mason-Dixon Line i...
06/16/2017
Now that the weather is heating up, it looks like the real estate market in New Castle County, Delaware, is nudging its way upward also.New listings (which is what the buyers are looking for) are up over May of 2016 by almost 17%.  Closed transactions and those about to close are also up, about 6...
06/13/2017
DELAWARE EVENTS   Yorklyn Day: Join the fun on Sunday, June 4, from 11 am to 5 pm, as we spotlight the history, heritage and spirit of Yorklyn, Delaware. With family and all ages events, an artisan's market, live music, food, antique auto rides and mansion tours (some events have a fee). Proceeds...
05/31/2017
It happens every year at this time, the Bellefonte Arts Festival in "Funny, funky little Bellefonte Delaware." I was just down on Brandywine Boulevard and could see the merchants getting ready and putting out signs. But the big change will be this Saturday, May 20, 2017, when they close off the B...
05/18/2017
A Wilmington tradition since 1921, the Flower Market is held the weekend of  Mother's Day with proceeds benefiting children's charities.  It offers plenty of opportunities for dads and kids and daughters and sons to find gifts for Mom. There are plants of all types, ranging from nursery grown see...
05/12/2017
               All are invited to the Third Annual Friends of the Arts Festival on Quaker Hill, Fourth and West Streets Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Make sure to visit this 18th Century Quaker Meeting House while you are there.
05/11/2017
Wilmington Realtor Monica Hill is a true follower of the Bard. She can even paraphrase him on a subject I know too well--To Parge or Not to Parge. Homelet A monologue from the life of a Realtor® aka To Parge or Not to Parge            To parge or not to parge? That is the question. Whether ‘tis n...
05/01/2017
DELAWARE EVENTS Come kickoff the 300th Birthday celebration at the 84th Annual Dover Days Festival May 5-6, 2017 in Kent County. One of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events is entirely dedicated to promoting the state’s heritage and culture.  With easily the biggest parade in Kent C...
04/30/2017
Since its first Wildflower Celebration in 2004, Mt. Cuba botanical gardens have been open to the public. First on a limited basis, it is  now open Wednesday to Sunday April to November.  This duPont estate was constructed in 1935 for and by duPont family members. In 1949 they brought in well know...
04/22/2017
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