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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
My brain must be fried. Why would I relate this article in the Washington Post to a 1970’s song? America’s best-selling cars and trucks are built on lies: The rise of fake engine noise.   Wait--are they saying that the roaring cars that push past me on the highway and announce their superiority b...
01/22/2015
Worried about historic buildings being demolished in New Castle County" ? Attend a meeting entitled "What to do when that big yellow sign goes up" to be held at the at the new Claymont Delaware Public Library (off of Darley Rd. and Philadelphia Pike at 400 Lenape Way) sponsored by the Civic Assn....
01/19/2015
Philadelphia in Benjamin Franklin's era was known as the Athens of the New World. As master builders and carpenters erected homes ranging from simple to elaborate, Franklin turned his attention to safety features that were both useful and practical helping to provide the infrastructure for this g...
01/06/2015
January 2015 Historic Homes E-Newsletter   On Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 The State of Delaware presents “Delaware’s Heroes of the Forgotten War,” guided tours exploring how three of Delaware’s military figures—Commodore Thomas MacDonough (right), Col. Allen McLane and Commodore Jacob Jones—helped kee...
12/30/2014
I could say Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square has a Christmas display that is for the birds, and I would be telling the truth. Not only is there a “bird” theme, but it is one of the few events that does not say it is a “Holiday” display, but actually says it is for CHRISTMAS!  Since it features ...
12/22/2014
What a lovely evening it was this last Sunday for the Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Candlelight Tour. The only sad thing was that the Chalfant House on Union Street, which was to be on the tour, suffered major fire damage several weeks ago. Said to have been designed by Philadelphia architect Fra...
12/18/2014
It can be very educational reading township newsletters posted online. Here is a prime example relating to fire safety in the fall newsletter from Kennett Twp. (PA) in a piece by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors after a resident’s comment about the futility of calling the fire company. “Two...
12/15/2014
    Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion will be decked out in traditional holiday decorations for a one-day-only open house on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to tours of the home, a holiday ornament-making activity will be available for children. The event is free ...
12/11/2014
    After being open for 3 weeks, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation opened their new building to Wilmington’s monthly Art on the Town last week. The Copeland Maritime Center featured an exhibit of excellent photos taken  while sailing on the Kalmar Nyckel--the photographer was crew member Andrew Hanna...
12/08/2014
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