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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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    Through November 23, you can visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to see the Chrysanthemum Festival. Every year at this time, the flowers which have been started from cuttings emerge in fantastical forms inspired by the Japanese art of artificially training mums through litt...
11/17/2014
I visited JPT Chair Caning, Etc. on Brandywine Blvd. last week during the First Friday art events in Wilmington and Bellefonte. Fascinating place!   Paula Thomas and Jackie Palmer are the owners, and I got a little explanation of her work from Paula, who has been in the business 13 years. When s...
11/12/2014
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Maybe I'm a suspicious worrier, but the idea of putting my database in the "cloud" does not appeal to me. Every day it seems like another business gets hacked. So when my laptop died this summer, I decided the old online service which linked info from my phone to my computer and vice-versa had to...
11/10/2014
A visit to Mount Vernon with a group from The George Washington Society, Ltd. of Wilmington, Delaware was a real treat last week. We had a VIP tour of the grounds and the mansion, culminating with two officers of the society laying a wreath at the tomb of George and Martha Washington. Since no ph...
11/07/2014
Historic Home News, November 2014 The First State Heritage Park Market Fair is Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Green in Dover, Delaware. This year’s fun exhibitors include: Dr. Balthasar’s traveling medicine show (learn about  a “magical miracle medicine that cures everything ...
10/29/2014
  Brandywine Hundred Fire Company “Fire Safety Halloween Parade and Party”   Time: Noon, Saturday, Oct. 25   Details:  If the kids are looking for a Haloween parade, come to Bellefonte Saturday. It will start with all children and adults lining up at the top of the Lindamere neighborhood at Bran...
10/24/2014
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Lower Merion Academy, Jean Soderlund will discuss her new book Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society before William Penn, which reveals that the ideals of Delaware Valley society—commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolut...
10/24/2014
  On Saturday, October 24, 2014, "William Penn Day" will mark the 332nd anniversary of William Penn's first setting foot in this land ( in New Castle, Delaware, as it is now known)  on Oct. 27, 1682 Activities and exhibits are free at the New Castle Court House Museum at 211 Delaware St., the sta...
10/21/2014
  Reports are now in with the third quarter real estate statistics for New Castle County, Delaware. The news is not terribly encouraging, since pending sales are down for September 6 1/2%. Although, we can see sellers are pricing their properties more realistically, resulting in days on the mark...
10/17/2014
On October 11, 2014, Delaware County's  Bethel Preservation Society held their Founders' Day House Tour (plus one bonus house in Concord Township). The first house, on Concord Rd., dates back to 1695 (you can see the mantel and front door below), with additions in 1720 and 1840. The 1720 section ...
10/15/2014
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