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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.
 As we all have observed in our part of the country, real estate activity in June in Delaware was reflective of the weather: everyone was hiding inside with the air conditioning turned up high and trying to avoid participating in the real estate market.New listings were down almost 10% compared t...
Every so often I am reminded of the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." A recent article in Forbes has brought this maxim to mind again.  Last week, the members of the New Garden Twp. (Pennsylvania) Historic Commission met at the 19th C. Lyceum, (photo) once the site of education, lect...
For those of us who live in the area of North Wilmington called Brandywine Hundred, Concord Pike (Route 202) is a constant in our lives.  I expect there will be a big crowd on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Talleyville Fire Hall (photo)  when a 20 year plan for the area is discussed.  How many more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...

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