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Looking for older and historic homes in the State of Delaware or in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania? Carolyn Roland is a trained Architectural Historian and a Board Member of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Friends of the Furness Railroad District as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware and Chester County Historical Societies.,..



         Bromiads are beautiful at Longwood Gardens Conservatory. Hundreds of visitors spread out on the grounds of Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania this Memorial Day. The grounds were lovely, the weather was beautiful, but inside the conservatory these stunning bromeliads quiet...
    Last night, at an "Evening in the Garden" the Friends of Goodstay Gardens in Wilmington celebrated 20 years of being faithful stewards of this Wilmington area garden gem. The peonies and irises were in full bloom, so this festive evening with a silent auction and heirloom plant sale brought o...
                     The good news here is that new listings were up as of the end of April over April in 2012 for New Castle County, Delaware Real Estate.  Closed and pending sales were also up, although total listing inventory was down 24%!   Buyers are competing for listings which are priced c...
This Saturday, May 18, 2013 will bring back another trip in time, when the oldest house and garden tour in the United States returns for the 89th time in Old New Castle, on the Delaware River. A Day in Old New Castle is presented by Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, in the center of this hi...
Last Saturday was National Train Day and a fellow Friends of the Furness RR District Board member and I traveled (compliments of Amtrak) to New York City to see the Grand Central Terminal, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It is quite a grand space, and it was ironic that to trav...
Funky, funny little Bellefonte!  With a population of 1193 and a land area of .18 square miles, it’s hard to imagine it as an arts, antiques, and “eclectica” hot spot, but it is. Situated a stone’s throw from the Delaware River between the northern edge of Wilmington, Delaware and the Pennsylvan...
I couldn’t help it, really!! A bus trip with the Delaware Art Museum docents to Washington, D.C. to see the Pre-Raphaelite art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art afforded me a chance to visit old and new friends on the National Mall. Yes, I eventually ended up seeing the Pre-Raphaelites ( som...
This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch at 114 Walls Ave. in Stoney Crest is near the Price’s Corner area of Wilmington, Delaware. The open house on Sunday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. should be a great time to visit and see this home with a finished lower level and walk out to a well-landscaped yard with ...
 Friday–Sunday, May 3–5, 2013 80th Annual Dover Days Festival, a celebration of Delaware history featuring historical re-enactments, parade, maypole dancing, walking tours, pet parade, arts and crafts, music and more. Events are primarily based in downtown Dover locations including the Johnson Vi...

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