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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.
The figures are in, and 2016 for New Castle County, Delaware show a whole lot of caution was going on, with the public generally still hesitant to put their homes on the market. New listings were down 4%, but those who chose to list generally found this situation resulted in them getting a median...
Things to do in January:Delaware                    Lewes Originally built as the Lewes branch of the Sussex Trust, Title & Safe Deposit Company, the Zwaanendael Club Museum Store is located at 302 Savannah Road at the corner of Savannah Road and Third Street. It is now the Lewes Historical Socie...
I thought Kennett Square was the only unusual "drop" with a giant stainless steel mushroom and the crowd singing "Sweet Caroline" at midnight, but the local Kennett Paper listed more Pennsylvania oddities, for example: Pittsburgh- a 1000 lb. illuminated ball made of recycled materials, symbol of ...
I remember back in the 1980's that we would drive up to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to drive through and see the Christmas lights. It was free of charge and cars would line up on Baltimore Pike and slowly crawl through a loop and see the decorated trees. How times have change...
Dreaming about a waterfront house with up-to-date amenities combined with authentic 18th century creds?  5 Lake Drive in Bear, Delaware is a  brick charmer an hour and a half from Rehoboth Beach, 25 minutes to downtown Wilmington, and minutes from library and a shopping center with over 40 stores...
Being a flexible cook far away from my Polish Chicago origins, I have found a way to make pierogi even better than my aunts made. They would gather before Christmas and start a pierogi making session. One of my aunts gave me a recipe for dough, but I had problems with making it not stick to the r...
Trulia has rated the best towns for a Gingerbread Family to live to celebrate National Gingerbread day, December 12. They are all in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Florida. Also listed were the worst places for this mythical family to live, including Newark, Delaware (OUCH!) I don't understand a...
Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7 as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787, when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the New Nation. Thanks to the efforts of a wise Delaware educator and leg...
December is here with celebrations and good news for you!!All interested preservationists are invited to another in the bi-monthly Conversations About Historic Preservation,  happening  Friday, December 2, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. at the Port Penn Interpretive Center. Jake Miller and David Orr, Present...
The weather was nice the day after Thanksgiving, so I decided to take a walk at Bellevue State Park, just 5 minutes from my home in Wilmington, Delaware.It was calm and quiet, not many people on the walking track. In warmer weather, there would have been more visitors than the few I saw playing F...

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