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OK, now it’s really summer, and so far, either it’s been hot, or it’s been raining. But it brought to mind why the Wilmington area was settled over 350 years ago--the creeks and rivers provided rushing water at the southern end of the Piedmont, otherwise known as the “Fall Line.”  If you built a ...
You have heard of the calm after the storm--well last night was a good example. My friends and I were determined to have our yearly visit to the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra play Tchaikovsky. We used to go several times each center for these concerts, and s...
Thank you John Meussner for this cogent explanation of what's happening with the mortgage market today.  I had no notion of  (loan level pricing adjustment) charges, better known as "risk based pricing", until I read your post. Sounds like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gone off the rails and ar...
The Chester County Historic Preservation Network had their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Grove United Methodist Church at 490 West Boot Road in West Chester, PA. It was a great chance to meet Historic Commission members from all over the county and hear about their successes establis...
A recent visit to the Historic Houses of Odessa proved a step back into the past of Delaware. Located 24 miles south of downtown Wilmington, Delaware, this tiny town of less than 400 people and half a square mile has a long history. In the 1660s the Dutch settled the Appoquinimink River area and ...
Last week I joined a trip with the Delaware Center for Horticulture to Chanticleer, on the Main Line in the Philadelphia suburbs. I hadn’t been there for several years, and found the most quirky spots, such as the “Ruin” had filled in and looked like they had been there for ages (well, head-spinn...
June 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter  You might be interested in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference June 5 and 6, 2015 in Cambridge MD.  Register at link above. Chesapeake College is in Cambridge MD at 524 Race St. 410-228-1064. Workshops, Speakers, and Networking follow Harriet’...
 Tuned IN Block Parties kick off this Thursday, May 28th on the 200 block of N. Market Street. The monthly series, taking place on the 4th Thursday of the month from 5pm-8pm, will travel around Wilmington and is designed to showcase the variety of offerings in and around town, which each installm...
The gardens at Winterthur are finally putting on a show, a little late this year, but finally doing their best. There are    AZALEAS   PEONIES       TRILLIUMS,                              Japanese PRIMROSES      (not sure if there are any of the candelabra primroses since they had weather issues...
The Fountain Displays across from the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania are currently undergoing a total renovation and upgrade, to be completed in 2017, with new digital controls and features.  When I saw the current state of affairs, I thought it looked like Pompe...

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