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Historic Home News, November 2014 The First State Heritage Park Market Fair is Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green in Dover, Delaware. This year’s fun exhibitors include: Dr. Balthasar’s traveling medicine show (learn about  a “magical miracle medicine that cures everything ...
  Brandywine Hundred Fire Company “Fire Safety Halloween Parade and Party”   Time: Noon, Saturday, Oct. 25   Details:  If the kids are looking for a Haloween parade, come to Bellefonte Saturday. It will start with all children and adults lining up at the top of the Lindamere neighborhood at Bran...
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Lower Merion Academy, Jean Soderlund will discuss her new book Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society before William Penn, which reveals that the ideals of Delaware Valley society—commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolut...
  On Saturday, October 24, 2014, "William Penn Day" will mark the 332nd anniversary of William Penn's first setting foot in this land ( in New Castle, Delaware, as it is now known)  on Oct. 27, 1682 Activities and exhibits are free at the New Castle Court House Museum at 211 Delaware St., the sta...
  Reports are now in with the third quarter real estate statistics for New Castle County, Delaware. The news is not terribly encouraging, since pending sales are down for September 6 1/2%. Although, we can see sellers are pricing their properties more realistically, resulting in days on the mark...
On October 11, 2014, Delaware County's  Bethel Preservation Society held their Founders' Day House Tour (plus one bonus house in Concord Township). The first house, on Concord Rd., dates back to 1695 (you can see the mantel and front door below), with additions in 1720 and 1840. The 1720 section ...
Last Saturday, the first Saturday in October, was the 74th Annual Chester County Day to benefit the Chester County Hospital. This year had added meaning for me, since I was a patient there 5 months ago for a knee replacement. I stayed in a beautiful new wing with private rooms and an excellent st...
    Historic Home Alert: The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation invites the public to a FREE Conference on Buying and Selling Old Homes and Making Them Green from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Wilmington Friends Meeting, 401 N. West Street, Wilmington, D...
  October 214 Historic Homes News   Bethel Township, Delaware County is holding their annual Founders Day October 11. Admission is free for Founders Day activities. There will be raffles, demonstrations - food, fun and fellowship at Bethel Hose Co. No.1 - 3737 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, PA 19060....

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