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2013 

New Castle to join a National Bell-Ringing Celebration --A nationwide celebration of Freedom will be held July 4, 2013 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green Historic New Castle, Delaware.  A Proclamation:  Whereas the tolling of the Liberty Bell at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, P...
06/30/2013
All the details here for Philly's extended Fourth For the first time, the ballyhooed "Largest Free Concert in America" - the Philly 4th of July Jam with the Roots, John Mayer, Demi Lovato, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter, J. Cole, Ben Taylor, and host Kevin Hart - will be nationally telecast live...
06/29/2013
The Hockessin 4th of JULY event for 2013 will include neighborhood relays, parade AND fireworks.   If you have never heard of Hockessin, (long O) it is located west of Wilmington, Delaware, near the PA border with Lancaster Pike its main artery (Route 41, the road to Lancaster PA).  The populatio...
06/28/2013
           I had my hopes up to hear the Delaware Symphony in Wilmington on July 4, as they have been performing this concert, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture included, for over 20 years, by my accounting. My hopes were up until this morning, when I read in the news that there would be a more "modern...
06/27/2013
Wilmington Renaissance has finally announced that, yes, Virginia, there will be a July 4 celebration in Wilmington, Delaware!            The announcement: July 4th, Tubman Garrett Park, Wilmington 2:00 pm - 10:15 pm Admission: free Celebrate the 4th at this festival which will include musical ent...
06/26/2013
  I’m not sure what the crowd count was, but for the 3 nights I attended the 25th Clifford Brown Jazz Festival which was held from June 18-22, the crowds filled Rodney Square and spilled out onto the surrounding sidewalks. Down on the grass, one had to shoehorn in a lawn chair to find a place to ...
06/24/2013
Tonight is the first of four days of the 25th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival on Rodney Square in Wilmington, Delaware.   This picture is from the 2012 Festival (Steve Wilson group with Strings). I have been attending this great gathering from the beginning, when it was held on the riverfront...
06/19/2013
Comparing prices from a year ago in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, the numbers really have improved, but that is only for the smaller number of homes that have entered the market and sold.  As you can see from the graphs, there were fewer homes on the market this year than 2012 and 11% f...
06/17/2013
               Comparing prices from April 2013, we can see that median prices have risen in New Castle County, Delaware. While the April median was $187,500, it was $193,275 in May. While residential inventory in April was 2278, the following month it went up to 2374. For single family detached ...
06/15/2013
  I had heard about the Arden Shakespeare Gild and the plays presented every summer in a small ampitheater outdoors next to The Green. When friends invited me to join them to see this outdoor version of "Much Ado About Nothing" it turned out to be a fun evening. It had rained on opening night the...
06/10/2013
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