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If yoy have been intending to see the Christmas display at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, you only have until January 6, 2013 to see this floral spectacular.  Whether in the conservatory, where a festive banquet table recalls past feasts held during P.S. duPont's residence on t...
The numbers are in for the first 11 months of 2012 for real estate sales in New Castle County, Delaware. Even though closed sales were up almost 19% over the same time in 2011, November brought only a 3% bump in prices, bringing the median price for the year so far to a total DROP of 5%. This is...
South Graylyn Crest Holiday Decorations judging was last night and here are some of the winners.  The announcement of the top 3 winners is coming soon, so watch our website. UPDATE; First Place winner: 1005 Crestover (in center of collage)              Second Place winner: 1023 Graylyn Rd.       ...
I promised you more pictures from the Yuletide at Winterthur tour, and here they are. The first picture is of a party inspired by the Hudson River Valley tales of Washington Irving. The staff has changed the look of this room and added an early court cupboard from the early period rooms at the mu...
This fall the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the death of architect Frank Furness (1839-1912) began. Wilmington’s  Friends of the Furness Railroad District and the Historical Society put together an exhibit at the DelawareHistorical Society illustrating the railroad stations Furness des...
For a slice of Delaware history, consider the historic Henry Webster House at 4311 Marlowe Road, Wilmington, Delaware.  This 4 bedroom, 2 bath stone home was built for Henry Webster and his Swedish wife, Sarah Stedham, between 1760-70, calculating by his wedding in 1755 at Old Swede's Church in W...
     Last night was not ideal weather, what with the mist and drizzle, for a walking tour, but my friends and I braved it, walking part of the way, although the houses were sometimes blocks apart in the historic Borough of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania for the annual Candlelight Tour. One of the t...
         It should not take long for you to figure out where we were this week.  The country mice visited the Big Apple and it was over the top, just as we expected it to be. The Christmas decorations were fantastic in the store windows (these pics were taken several months ago and I didn't have ...
  This weekend was the annual open house at Rockwood Museum and Park on Washington Street Extension in New Castle County, Delaware. The first floor of the Victorian Rockwood Museum was open, Santa attracted scores of kiddies and their parents, trees all around the park were lighted and the Carria...
West Chester, Pennsylvania held its annual Christmas Parade Friday night. It was cold, but not the brutal cold that freezes noses and toes, just a nice wintry feeling. We had dinner at a restaurant on the parade route down Market Street and could hear the booming of the drums as we ate. We came o...

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