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DELAWARE NEWS The New Castle Historical Society announces several events for April:The Amstel and Dutch houses will open for the season at 10 a.m. on April 4. Tickets available at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. Also, the annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 at the Arsenal at 7 p.m.  And join ...
On display at Winterthur Museum until January 5, 2019, Follies--Architectural Whimsey in the Garden is a new exhibit which has been placed outside in nature, rather than inside this world-famous museum of period interiors and furnishings. (photo taken through Neoclassical Folly)I had been walking...
If you are looking for a quaint historic home on the Delaware River in Northern Delaware, Old New Castle is the place for you. With beginnings in a Dutch settlement in 1651, New Castle is still an attractive place for present day settlers.With several historic home museums and a historic courthou...
Last week, my son was visiting from Tokyo, and we made a day of it at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He had not been back home in five years, so there had been a lot of changes in that time.It was sunny, but was threatening to rain in the afternoon, so we started out walking th...
Often, it takes a visit from out-of-town guests to get us to a place we have been meaning to visit ourselves. And so it was this Sunday, when my son was visiting from Tokyo. It was a nice, sunny day, and Doug is a big train buff, so off we drove one hour away to Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pen...
 We know the market is short on listings in New Castle County, Delaware, but how is the real estate market in the area immediately north of the state line in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania doing?For February, 2018, you will note that new listings were up almost 5% over the same time last y...
If you are looking for a more rural "small town" atmosphere, Kent County may be the place for you to begin your Historic Home search in Delaware. It is in the middle of the State and home to the State Capital, Dover.  This  town has  official historic areas such as The First State Heritage Park  ...
New Castle County, Delaware has an area we call "below the canal."  This is the area where part of the County became separated by a 14 mile long waterway connecting the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River. Plans first began in the 1820's for a canal utilizing locks between the river levels and ...
NATIONAL NEWS:Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says pending home sales took a noticeable step back to start 2018. “The economy is in great shape, most local job markets are very strong and incomes are slowly rising, but there’s little doubt last month’s retreat in contract signings occurred bec...
I usually don't go walking at Winterthur in the rain, but it was an on and off kind of drizzle yesterday on March 1, as the gardens opened for the first time this year. There are some nice grades on the walking paths, just the ticket for someone who is trying to get back in shape from a rainy, sn...

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