History/Tourism

Hey, I Saw Your House In A Catalog: Sears Houses In Delaware

7 Jul , 2019  

If you live in Delaware, there’s a good chance that you might live near a residence that was bought out of a book.

As Sears catalog, to be exact.

According to Wikipedia, Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. More…

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Beautiful Evening For Chalking It Up For Freedom

6 Jul , 2019  

It was a beautiful evening for the First Friday event in downtown Delaware, this one celebrating Independence Day with a “Chalking it up For Freedom!” theme.

Life in Delaware County

Make a Splash at Zoombezi Bay Family Nights

6 Jul , 2019  

Don’t miss your chance to light up the night during Zoombezi Bay Family Nights. There are still five Family Nights events this season, each with special late night activities until 11 PM on Friday nights now through August 2. More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

This Month Do The Archives Crawl

5 Jul , 2019  

Would you like a summer activity that is fun and educational?

The Delaware County Records Center is sponsoring the Archives Crawl this month, the mission of which is to learn about local history in a fun and interactive way. To play, take your passport to as many of the repositories as you can to learn more about local history. More…

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1812 Ways To Celebrate Independence Day

5 Jul , 2019  

The 1812 Overture was part of the Fourth of July Concert on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University. Enjoy!

Life in Delaware County

Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Less Than A Month Away

4 Jul , 2019  

The State of Ohio will exempt certain school supplies and clothing from the state sales tax during the first weekend in August.

The three-day sales tax break will be Friday, August 2 at 12 AM to Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 PM. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Play Croquet With President And Mrs. Hayes

4 Jul , 2019  

We’ve got a special Fourth of July edition of Summer Road Trips for the holiday.

This summer we’re taking a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “<strong>Summer Road Trips</strong>,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…

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Business

Burlington Coat Factory Reportedly Coming To Delaware County

3 Jul , 2019  

In a Monday story, Columbus Business First reported that Burlington Coat Factory is on its way to Delaware County.

The chain will be opening a 38,000 square foot store in part of the former Toys R Us at 1400 Gemini Place Road, the post stated. This will be the Burlington’s fourth store in central Ohio; the others are in Hillard, East Main Street, and on Dublin-Granville Road. More…

Schools

Proposed School Funding Bill Would Boost All County Districts

3 Jul , 2019  

A school funding measure introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives might well put a smile on the face of Delaware County school officials.

The County’s four home-based districts would each receive an increase under the measure, each receiving a share of the proposed $600 million increase over two years. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Planning A Garage Sale In Delaware? Here Are The Rules And Regs

2 Jul , 2019  

From the City of Delaware:

Garage and yard sale season is here and residents are reminded of the City’s regulations for such sales, as well as related sign regulations. More…

Life in Delaware County

Music And Fireworks

2 Jul , 2019  

It’s almost here – the Central Ohio Symphony’s traditional Fourth of July Concert, followed by the City of Delaware’s annual fireworks extravaganza.

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, join the Symphony for their 34th annual holiday concert featuring your favorite patriotic music including the 1812 Overture, complete with cannon blasts! More…

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Life in Delaware County

SourePoint 2020 Grant Applications Now Available

1 Jul , 2019  

Applications are now available for the 2020 funding of community programs that service Delaware County residents ages 55 and older. SourcePoint annually awards funding to local service organizations to help address the diverse needs of the county’s older population. More…

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Can’t Miss Library Programs This Week

1 Jul , 2019  

Life in Delaware County

All Aboard!

1 Jul , 2019  

Did you know that each month you have the opportunity to experience train travel, right here in Delaware County? One comes up on July 20 and 21.

The Delaware County Model Railroader Group throws open the doors of their installation once a month for visitors to experience the fun of railroading on a smaller scale. At the Sandel Legacy Trail House, view model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside.

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Life in Delaware County

Calling All Families: Come On Downtown!

30 Jun , 2019  

The Fourth Annual Delaware Family Festival will be coming to West Winter Street on Saturday, July 13.

The Festival is a block-party style event sponsored by a group of neighboring non-profit organizations and churches in the Winter Street area designed to build community and fellowship More…

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