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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 ...
06/16/2015
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...
06/15/2015
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’...
05/31/2015
 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...
05/26/2015
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...
05/20/2015
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...
05/14/2015
I visited the Wilmington Flower Market yesterday and it took a minute to figure out why Rockford Park looked different.  Oh, it was SUNNY!  The ground was DRY! So many times in the past this has been a soggy “wear your wellies” experience.  Held in Rockford Park in the shadow of the old stone wat...
05/08/2015
This is especially important for the Hockessin & Newark areas north and west of the City of Wilmington. You only have one chance to save your landscapes and waterways, and the Red Clay Creek is an important source of water for the area. Check the Wilmapco website for more information. Preserving ...
05/07/2015
The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Delaware Despite being the second smallest state in the nation, Delaware certainly packs in a lot. A website called the Culture Trip took in some of the First State’s most beautiful places from beachside havens and river towns to historic hamlets  and came up with ...
05/04/2015
May 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter  You can claim Dover, Delaware, the Capital City of the First State, as your state capital May 1-3, 2015 during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival. The event drew more than 50,000 people in 2014, proving to be the largest free family f...
05/01/2015
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