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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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2012 

For their 40th Anniversary, Amtrak has put together a special train with displays of photos, uniforms, china, and memorabilia from America’s Railroad℠ while also offering a glimpse into the future. If you know what a P-40 Locomotive is, or want to try Sleeper 10020 (named Pacific Bend) on for siz...
03/27/2012
In an eight minute production by talent from Wilmington, Delaware you see such luminaries as the Next Great Baker, a singing official from the Mayor’s office, students from the Cab Calloway School of the Arts, all put together by a painting conservator from Winterthur Museum.   And if that’s not ...
03/25/2012
Time to get on board for Greenberg's Model Train Show  which arrives in Wilmington, Delaware March 24 and 25 at the Riverfront Center. Kids are free!  Website http://www.greenbergshows.com/ As a board member of the Friends of the Furness Railroad District (our website is http://friendsoffurness.o...
03/23/2012
I have recently been traveling downstate (as those of us in Wilmington see the situation-- and it’s hard to go very far traveling across a state  which is only 30 miles wide and 100 miles long) and decided to stop the other day at the Smyrna Rest Stop, a local feature since 1969.Always trimmed ou...
03/21/2012
I don’t know anything about the ‘Luck of the Irish,” but I do have a bit of a green thumb (don’t think that counts). For at least a decade, I have been nursing along a shamrock (oxalis) plant which was in one of those tiny pots when I bought it.  It now has a very large pot and loves it by the wi...
03/17/2012
Who would have believed that The Flyin' Hawaiian would not only dominate in the Phillies outfield, but in last week's  Philadelphia International Flower Show?  In a category named Mailboxes and Lampposts, a mailbox full of "Phan-mail" for Shane Victorino won a blue ribbon for the Garden Club of P...
03/12/2012
The Philadelphia International Flower Show is in progress this week at the Convention Center in Center City with the theme of Hawaii:Islands of Aloha. A friend and I thought we would try taking the SEPTA train from Elwyn, Pennsylvania for a change and to eliminate driving in city traffic and payi...
03/07/2012
  Today was Howard Pyle Day at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. A special exhibit of his paintings and illustrations ends this weekend, so there were some interesting events going on. After looking at the artwork, I saw 3 chefs and some pretty fancy cakes. They were asked to creat...
03/03/2012
March 5, 1804, Nathan Burrows, a farmer living near John Dickinson’s plantation outside Dover, Delaware wrote, “Tis with regret I acquaint you that your house was burnt down on Saturday last.” With these words, Dickinson discovered that his home had been accidentally destroyed by fire on Saturday...
03/01/2012
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