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Lower Merion Conservancy and Saint Joseph's University present "Preserving the Nature of Streams and Structures", Thursday, March 7, 2013 Saint Joseph's University Campus Campion Student Center. FREE, Registration requested. To learn more about the day's program and register, visit
Goodstay is a historic tudor-style garden located on the grounds of the University of Delaware's Goodstay Center at 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.  Of course, eons ago, when I was a student at UD, I never ventured outside the classrooms in this lovely circa 1740 Historic Home to see the...
Wilmington, Delaware is the proud home of one of the winners of the 2013 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Awards, recognized annually by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Preservation Alliance Interim Executive Director Suzanna Barucco commented that,  "From mapping a histor...
Homes which have sold in the popular Brandywine Hundred neighborhood of South Graylyn Crest in the last six months have averaged $261,333, with 9 homes selling for prices ranging from $325,000 down to $185,000. This wide range in a community where homes are either 3 or 4 bedrooms shows that some ...
While closed sales in New Castle County, just to the north, were up almost 6% in January, Kent County closed sales were up 11%. Prices, however, showed the traditional difference between the two adjacent counties, with the more rural and small town Kent County January median prices  up 14% to $16...
Chester County Historical Society is  proud to present Family Day on President's Day, Monday February 18 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Historical Society, 225 North High Street in West Chester.Come join us for Old Fashioned Family Fun including Crafts, Toys, Dress Up and Stories! Admission is $10...
There are some interesting differences between New Castle County, Delaware and the area of Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania just to the north. While listings were down 18% in January of 2013 in Delaware, they were down over 25% in Southern Chester County. And while pending and closed sales t...
As you can see from the chart below, listing inventory for the first month of 2013 in New Castle County, Delaware was down by one third from the same period one year ago, reflecting the reluctance of sellers to jump in the listing pool until they perceive prices as rising. The good news is that t...
The Friends of Independence National Historical Park speaker series will present Mr. Joe Becton speaking on Africans and the Big Three Documents on February 19 at 7 PM. Even though Africans were not participants in the important "meetings" that created the three most important documents in our c...
This should be a good talk--Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees, with Nancy Ross Hugo. The talk will be at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Trolley Square at 1810 N. Dupont Street in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, February 6, from 7-8 PM.  The talk is the first in...

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