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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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2011 

     The Ruston-McDowell House and Mill (c. 1790) have had some exciting changes.  Come to our open house Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 1-3 PM and see what dedicated artisans did to refinish floors, sensitively paint the walls and millwork, AND install a gorgeous bathroom with frameless shower doors,...
05/29/2011
  As a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the Furness Railroad District in Wilmington, Delaware, I proudly invite you to our annual meeting on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 PM at the Historical Society of Delaware. Our speaker will be Sally O'Byrne, who will speak on the History of W...
05/23/2011
Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 5 pm is the 86th annual Day in Old New Castle, Delaware. The Colonial Capital of the State opens museums, private homes, and gardens, in this little town on the Delaware River. (shown is the Old Court House west wing). ~Stroll through carefully tended gardens~Tour ...
05/19/2011
For 3 nights, Wilmington's Little Italy will host A Taste of Little Italy, a fundraiser for the West End Neighborhood House. The evenings of May 17, 18, and 19 will find street entertainers, artists, and craft makers plying their trade. The celebration started last Friday, with judging of a ravio...
05/16/2011
Historic Preservation tax credits are a way for homeowners, and more often, businesses, to justify putting money into preserving our built heritage. However, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that a business partnership using the tax credits to restore a historic commercial build...
05/12/2011
   Wilmington Garden Day was this past Saturday, an annual event done to benefit children's charities. We started out at WynEden in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It was said to be inspired by Muir Woods, in Marin County, California. Above are just 2 highlights from this property, a bamboo forest and...
05/09/2011
           Part II The Cinco de Mayo celebration in Kennett Square offered variety in the way of a very talented singer, Pedro Camargo, who not only crooned convincingly, but dazzled with his silver-trimmed costume.  And the young dancers from Grupo Folklorico Yaretzi had a surprise in store--dan...
05/03/2011
The Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi (Aztec for "you will always be loved") of Norristown, Pennsylvania performed at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 2011.                 Since 2006, the Festival has been sponsored in Kennett Square by Casa Guanajuato, a group pr...
05/01/2011
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