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Discover The Wonder Of Your Own Central Ohio Backyard

7 Oct , 2018  

This Saturday, get inspired to play and explore the outdoors as Preservation Parks teams up with central Ohio outdoor organizations to present a day of free outdoor discovery.

Outdoor Exploration Expo 2018 will take place between 10 AM and 5 PM at Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike in Delaware, and will allow visitors to learn new skills, try their hand at various outdoor activities, discover new hobbies, and connect with local outdoor organizations. More…

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Walk And Boo

5 Oct , 2018  

This Sunday, you can walk and boo at the same time. In fact, it’s highly encouraged.

The 2018 BOOathon 2, 3, or 5 K Walk in costume takes place beginning at the shelter building behind General Rosecrans Elemetery, 301 South Miller Drive in Sunbury. Sponsored by Big Walnut Friends Who Share, the walk will take place from 1 until 4 PM. More…

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Lee The Polar Bear Arriving From Denver

5 Oct , 2018  

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium team members are looking forward to welcoming Lee, an 18-year-old male polar bear, who will be arriving from Denver Zoo later this fall.

The move was recommended as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP), a cooperatively managed program designed to maximize the genetic diversity and increase the population sustainability of threatened and endangered species in human care. More…

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Meet The Candidates

3 Oct , 2018  

The Delaware County League of Women Voters invites you to a Round Table Forum with local Democratic, Republican, and Green Party candidates for the following races: More…

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Halloween, Delaware County-Style

3 Oct , 2018  

One might think that the first week of October is too early to be discussing things Halloween-related, but as schedules for busy families tend to become full this time of year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share a few dates and times for spooky festivities in this corner of central Ohio. More…

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Delaware County Traffic Fatalities, Traffic Citations Down This Year

2 Oct , 2018  

With the new month, the Ohio Highway Patrol has released year-to-date information about Delaware County traffic. Those numbers suggest that there has been a modest but real downturn in both fatal crashes and the number of traffic-related stops and violations. More…

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Living In Powell, Get Free Leaf Pickup

1 Oct , 2018  

In the fall, it’s not hard to find a pile of leaves somewhere that needs raking and clearing.

In the City of Powell, leaves are collected free of charge by Rumpke during the fall season. Leaves should be placed in paper yard waste bags or in receptacles marked with yard waste stickers and set curbside along with your regular trash, on Tuesday, the City’s trash collection day.

If you have questions about the City leaf collection, call 614.885.5380, ext. 1001. For more information regarding proper leaf disposal, please review the City’s Trash and Recycling Services page.

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Gourds Galore

1 Oct , 2018  

Fall is here – the season for colorful leaves, apple ide, pumpkins, cool crisp mornings, and, of course, gourds!

There will be dark and light green gourds, orange and yellow gourds, white gourds, striped gourds, smooth gourds, warty gourds, small gourds, and huge gourds. See all of nature’s varieties at the 56th Annual Ohio Gourd Show. More…

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Delaware Man Facing Drug Charges In Federal Court Related To Three Fatal Overdoses

27 Sep , 2018  

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Wednesday afternoon that a Delaware man, Darnell A. Reeves, has been charged in federal court on nine drug-related charges. According to the article, the charges each carry potential 20 years to life prison terms. More…

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Fight The Flu This Season With The Delaware General Health District

26 Sep , 2018  

Your local health district is again helping county residents to “fight the flu” by offering flu shots at various locations and times.

There are three primary opportunities for inoculations: More…

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Boo ‘N Brew This October

25 Sep , 2018  

Polaris Fashion Place gets in the seasonal spirit as it presents Boo ‘N Brew, a Halloween-themed event for all ages.

During the event, families can stroll up and down the Lifestyle Center area of Polaris collecting goodies from merchants and take part in fun, kid-friendly activities including crafts, a costume parade, entertainers, and more. More…

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Channel Your Inner Woodcarver

24 Sep , 2018  

As a child, did you try your hand at carving a piece of wood?

For all budding woodcarvers, a Wood Working workshop series at the Stratford Ecological Center next month will give you the chance to learn more about this hobby which has been around for millennia. More…

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Annual Open House Date Set For Orange Township Fire Department

23 Sep , 2018  

The annual Open House for the Orange Township Fire Department will take place on Sunday, October 14 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

A great family event, visitors will be able to tour the station, climb aboard the trucks, and meet local firefighters. Also on hand will be home safety displays, safety videos, fire safety house demonstrations, firefighter demonstrations, and fire safety materials. More…

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Have A Monarch Magic Weekend

20 Sep , 2018  

This weekend, your family has an opportunity to connect with the winged wonders of the butterfly world.

Fly into the Deer Haven Park Visitor Center for Monarch Magic Weekend, a monarch butterfly celebration! Play games, watch a movie, make crafts, and enjoy refreshments as you learn how to help these magnificent insects during their long migration to Mexico. More…

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Fish Sale Continues

15 Sep , 2018  

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) fish sale continues through September 28.

This is an annual sale for those who have a new pond and those who wish to restock an existing pond. Species include largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, channel catfish, shellcrackers, yellow perch, fathead minnows, and triploid white amur. More…