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HIstorical Society Board Welcomes New Members

23 Feb , 2020  

Recently two new members were welcomed to serve on the board of directors for the Delaware County Historical Society.

Ceena Dinovo Baker, a lifelong Delaware resident, was elected to serve a three-year term from 1/2020 to 12/2022. She previously served on the boards of the Delaware Community Market, People in Need, the Grady Hospital Auxiliary Board and currently serves on the board of the Delaware County District Library. She has been employed as a CPA and Senior Manager for 30 years at Maloney + Novotny LLC. More…

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Scouting Service Projects Available At Local State Parks

23 Feb , 2020  

Scouts and their leaders who are looking for service projects need look no further than at Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has made information available about service opportunities at the parks easy to access through an online interface.

Though a link on the Resources for Scouts page on the ODNR website, details on each opportunity is available as well as sign-up instructions. More…

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Delaware Recognized For Leading On Sustainability

22 Feb , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced that it has certified the cities of Bexley and Delaware as the most recent Sustainable2050 communities to achieve an elevated status for their actions to promote sustainability. 

Sustainable2050 is a program that supports communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration and recognition. Each member’s tier status – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum – is determined by the number of eligible activities it carries out in five categories corresponding to MORPC’s Regional Sustainability Agenda. The categories are: energy consumption; natural resources; economic opportunity; sustainable neighborhoods; and collaboration. More…

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Are Any Of These In Delaware County?

22 Feb , 2020  

Wealthiest 25 Central Ohio ZIP codes average $92,931 in median household income – Columbus Business First

Which Central Ohio ZIP codes pull down the highest median household incomes? We ranked ZIPs in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014-18 five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. Only ZIPs with populations of 10,000 or more are included in the list.

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Tap Into The Season At Camp Lazarus

21 Feb , 2020  

It’s time for the 2020 Maple Fest at Camp Lazarus, a family event full of food and fun.

The event takes place on March 7 and again on March 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM. More…

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Set for Release

20 Feb , 2020  

During the fall of 2019, over 13,000 Delaware County students in grades 6th-12th were surveyed across four public school districts in an effort to assess what types of health behaviors they’re participating in, and now the results are back.

On Monday, March 30, from 9-11 AM, the results from the 2019-2020 Delaware County Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be released to the public through a community data release event hosted by Delaware Area Career Center. More…

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Assistance Available For Ohio, Delaware County Wetlands

19 Feb , 2020  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages people and groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements.

This year, the NRCS will invest in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes and other groups protect these valuable lands. Efforts will be focused on restoring previously drained agricultural lands and protecting the restored wetlands with easements. Landowners are financially compensated for enrolling their land in easements. More…

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Ex-Coach Releases Podcast From Jail

19 Feb , 2020  

Ex-Ohio State Coach Zach Smith Releases Podcast From Delaware County Jail

Zach Smith is back in the news. Today’s update comes despite the fact that he is behind bars. The former Ohio State wide receivers coach is currently serving 20 days of a 180 day sentence (160 days have been suspended) for violating a protection order filed by his ex-wife Courtney Carano Smith.

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CSO March Concert: Mozart And More

19 Feb , 2020  

On Sunday, March 1, the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra welcomes the return of two artists and presents a varied program which evokes the sound of festivals and fun.

The concert opens with Ohio educated composer William Grant Still’s Festive Overture, followed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, considered by many to be the composer’s most successful of the genre, a cross-over between symphony and concerto. More…

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Columbus Zoo Offering Free Admission on Presidents’ Day

16 Feb , 2020  

On Presidents’ Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is continuing the tradition of offering free admission on this holiday originally created in honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington. On Monday, this special promotion, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be extended to every guest to enjoy the Zoo and see their favorite animal friends. More…

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Delaware General Health District Health Alerts

16 Feb , 2020  

Health Alerts – Delaware General Health District

The Delaware General Health District is committed to alerting the community to any increases of communicable disease through health alerts. Check here often and follow our social media platforms ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), for updated health alerts.

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Time To Tap Those Trees

14 Feb , 2020  

It soon will be Maple Syrup Time in Delaware County, and particularly at Preservation Parks’ Gallant Farm. That’s the name of the event taking place there on Leap Year Day, February 29 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Many Depression-era farms tapped maple trees to collect sap and to make maple syrup through the late winter and early spring. The resulting product provided a tasty sweetener for foods and a source of income during the off season. More…

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