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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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So you are always looking for gifts and souvenirs that are unique remembrances of that cool little town you came upon in Pennsylvania. Well, if that little Borough is Kennett Square, have we got a deal for you!  It's called The Mushroom Cap.They have fresh White, Crimini, Shitake, Oyster, Maitake...
07/07/2018
At 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July, church bells (and maybe school bells) rang across the country as part of a nationwide celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.And I'm sure each celebration took on a local flavor, just as the one here at Immanuel Chur...
07/04/2018
DELAWARE EVENTSJuly 1Steamin' Days  at Auburn Heights, a State Park in Yorklyn Delaware will give visitors a chance to climb into an antique steam auto or board one of the little trains circling the grounds. You can also tour the 1897 mansion which once belonged to the Marshall family, which owne...
06/29/2018
Not quite sure what to expect when I signed up for a hayride (other than coming home with hay in my shoes and car) on one of Chester County's Town Tours and Village Walks in Nantmeal Twp., PA last night.As I learned on the hayride, the Potts family were key to this area (i.e. nearby Pottstown). T...
06/29/2018
For many years, I have attended the Chinese Festival presented every June by the Chinese American Cultural Center in Hockessin, Delaware. I remember many years ago when the converted old North Star School which now houses the center did not have air conditioning and we sweltered in the late June ...
06/23/2018
After returning last month from a trip that included Lower Bohemia in the Czech Republic, I found that  many people were not even aware that there is a place that can be called Bohemian referring to a geographic area.Growing up in an area of Chicago that was full of immigrant families from Bohemi...
06/19/2018
Nothing like an afternoon walking through the gardens at Winterthur Museum and finding out how little you know about plants.For example--who knew an Osage Orange tree actually had orange looking bark?And take ferns--what is the weird growth at the end of this fern? I have similar ferns in my yard...
06/13/2018
Wander out of downtown Wilmington, Delaware on Maryland Avenue and you soon find yourself on East Newport Pike heading toward Christiana. Among the interesting shops  is Willow Tree Antiques, tucked into a cozy cottage on the right side of the road.For 21 years, Sandra Messick has been gathering ...
06/09/2018
If you buyers in Chester County, Pennsylvania thought new listings were going to drop into your lap without much effort on your part, you are WRONG. Looking at the figures for May, it is evident that you need a Realtor like Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource looking out for yo...
06/08/2018
This is red hot news for home safety for all of us! Thank you Jay for this information. Sent to you from Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource for Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.  This is a head's up - beware the cheap LED light fixture! We have a 20 year old ...
06/07/2018
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