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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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Councilman Bob Weiner invites you to join him for our Tally Day Bark Park Maintenance Day   On behalf all New Castle County citizens and Talley Day County bark park users, Councilman Robert Weiner invites you to volunteer at the Talley Day County Bark Park Citizens Maintenance Day on Friday, Mar...
03/20/2015
The Philadelphia Flower Show was my goal earlier this week, but a giant snow storm cancelled my trip by train with the Delaware Center for Horticulture. But, no worry, we did it yesterday and saw “Celebrate the Movies,” this year’s theme for the world's longest running and largest indoor flower s...
03/07/2015
If you want to take half a week clambering around Delaware River forts and defenses, the Coast Defense Study Group invites you to attend its 2015 Annual Conference to the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware River from April 29 to May 3, 2015. Visit Forts: Mifflin, Mott, Delaware, DuPont, Saulsbury, ...
03/01/2015
You may have to blink before you realize that The W. H. Mitchell House, C. 1780 is not a model home, but a late 18th century farmhouse. This historic home at 5305 New Linden Hill Rd. in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington has been transformed into a sophisticated retreat on a hilltop above everythi...
02/27/2015
If they say progress is made in small steps, then you are looking at the real estate market in New Castle, County, Delaware, for the first month of 2015. New listings were up only 1.5% over the same time last year, but due to an uptick in activity at the end of 2014, closed sales were up 5%. The ...
02/26/2015
Bellevue State Park in the wintertime is not a place I often visit. And with new rates going into effect March 1, I'll have to think about it.   Anyway, I had never seen the pond frozen over, so I decided to drop by this morning and trudge through the snow to see what was happening. There were on...
02/21/2015
It feels like -5° and the wind is gusting to 38 mph.  Sound like a nice day to go outside?  No Way for this chicken!   Time to read the Sunday papers (I get 2 of them), catch up on emails, polish those old brass candlesticks, and keep checking out the window to make sure I really don't have to sh...
02/15/2015
Artistic inspiration stems from the world around us. From observing creative work to exploring new sightseeing adventures, there is always something new to stir the imagination. Between culture, the arts and nature, the Northeast inspires artists with a fresh perspective and captivating sights to...
02/02/2015
  February 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter Join the New Castle Delaware Historical Society for their Wintery Wednesdays Lecture Series: February 4, "The Story of the Delaware Continentals" speaker: Chris Mlynarczyk, President, 1st Delaware Regiment. February 18, "Seized in September: Revolutiona...
02/01/2015
The New Castle County, Delaware end of year real estate activity report for 2014 is now available. As usual, we have good news and bad news. The good news: median sales prices were up 3.5% and average days on the market were down 6.8%   The bad news: the number of closed sales was down 4.5% I am ...
01/26/2015
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