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DELAWARE EVENTSThe George Washington Society is hosting a talk on Monmouth, the Battle that Silenced George Washington's Critics by author Garry Wheeler Stone on Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington. Buffet dinner $25. RSVP
I visited Winterthur Museum and Gardens today, searching for some fall color but found that our recent forays into the 70's and 80's are not doing it for the bright colors. I know there are scientific reasons having to do with chlorophyll, but I am a simple person, and the simple fact that it is ...
I noticed recently that the crop of milkweed bugs which were hatching on my Asclepias had suddenly decided to put on a show. They marched off the milkweed pods en masse to the scrolling metal trim at the top of a stake which was supposed to keep the plant from drooping.OK, I get that. A much more...
 October 7 was the first Saturday in October, and local historic home fans know what that means--it's Chester County Day's 77th annual house tour. (left Franklin St. home)            For many years, a friend and I have been showing up the night before at the historic Chester County courthouse in ...
DELAWARE EVENTSOctober 7 is another First Saturday in the First State Heritage Park in Dover, Delaware.  From 10-1, visit Woodburn, The Governor's House 151 King's Highway. Then walk a couple of blocks starting at  9:00 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. to the John Bell House on The Green, and visit a Civil War...
The good news for Southern Chester County real estate is that the number of new listings for the first 8 months of the year were up almost 18%.The number of closed sales, however, was down 3%. The price trend is good for sellers, since it was up 4% both for August and the year as a whole to date....
Here we are when it is officially fall, with temperatures in the 80's and 90's. It is time to review the real estate market  in New Castle County Delaware for the first 8 months of the year.As you can see, for August, listings were down 5%, and total residential properties were down almost 20%. T...
You could say this tent is made for traveling, and you would be right. After a recent visit to the Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) in Philadelphia left me disappointed with the much touted tent of George Washington, and  I got a second chance on Saturday. The Battle of Brandywine--On Hal...
240 years ago, on September 11, 1777, on a field in Chester County, Pennsylvania,  British General Howe and Continental General George Washington's troops met at a place called Sandy Hollow, an event now called the Battle of the Brandywine.I knew where the Brandywine Battlefield State Park was, b...
This weekend was perfect weather for the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, running the weekend after Labor Day pretty much since 1991. We have had this event with rainy weather, and dry weather with mud from a previous storm,  but the weather smiled on this event for 2017.There were about 250 exhi...

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