Life in Delaware County

Classic Cars During A Classic Summer

18 Jul , 2019  

The 26th Delaware Classic Car Show, sponsored by Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware, is this Saturday in downtown Delaware.

Admission to the show is free. Registration begins at 7 AM and trophy presentations at 4 PM. New this year is a live concert, from 5 to 7 PM by the Reaganomics. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Chalk It Up For Freedom

23 Jun , 2019  

The July First Friday event hosted by Main Street Delaware will be an opportunity to join art and love of country.

Chalk It Up for Freedom is an opportunity to turn the streets of downtown into art. Come celebrate freedom at a family-friendly event on the evening of July 5. More…

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History/Tourism

Raise Your Glass To Help Raise A Statue

17 Jun , 2019  

The effort to erect a statue of President Rutherford B. Hayes in downtown Delaware, just a half-block from the site of his birthplace, continues with a new “twist.”

Restoration Brew Worx will be tapping their latest version of “Rutherford B. Hazy” on Thursday June 20 (5:00-8:00 PM) in support of the Rutherford B. Hayes Comes Home Project. More…

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History/Tourism

Downtown Places, Hidden Spaces

30 May , 2019  

Ever wanted to tour some of downtown Delaware’s hidden upstairs spaces? See some unfinished spaces that have been untouched for thirty years during the June First Friday event.

These sites and several other downtown locations not typically open to the public will be part of this year’s Main Street Delaware “Hidden Spaces” tour. Usually, nearly a dozen locations are scheduled to be part of this peek into the past. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Painting The Town: Delaware Mural Project Workshops This Weekend

1 May , 2019  

The public is invited to participate in one or two three-hour workshops May 4 and May 5 to help inspire “Art for Everybody: The Delaware Mural Project,” a plan to create painted murals in downtown Delaware. The events are organized by Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Putter And Walk Around Downtown

26 Apr , 2019  

Main Street Delaware’s First Friday celebration in downtown Delaware on May 3 is sure to please both avid golfers and those who just like to hit a bucket of balls now and then.

On the same evening, a free event will raise awareness for the important issue of sexualized violence toward women. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Civic Pride On First Friday: Updated

5 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: Updated with more information.

During the April First Friday in downtown Delaware, some civic pride will be on display.

In fact, that’s the theme of the first road closure First Friday of 2019 downtown. On April 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM, walk the street, shop the shops, eat the food, see the sights, and celebrate what it takes to keep Delaware looking good. More…

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Delaware

Parking Of The Future Arrives In Downtown Delaware Next Week

26 Mar , 2019  

It’s convenient. It’s easy. And it’s coming to a parking lot near you.

Visitors to downtown Delaware will soon have the ability to pay their parking meters with a credit or other bankcard. The new system will launch on April 1. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Chocolate Lovers: This Walk’s For You

25 Jan , 2019  

An annual tradition which is both sweet and sentimental takes place again this year along the streets of downtown Delaware.

According to its website, the Main Street Delaware Chocolate Walk is a tasty experience you won’t want to miss. With your $20 ticket, you will visit downtown businesses and receive a treat at each one. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way. More…

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Delaware

Main Street Delaware To Host Kick-Off Dinner, Chocolate Walk

9 Jan , 2019  

The third annual Main Street Delaware Kick-Off Dinner will be held from 6 PM to 8:30 PM on January 16.

The 2019 edition features a progressive dinner with five, 30 minute stops at some of the downtown area’s best eateries.

Ticketholders will enjoy appetizers at The Oak & Brazen Wine Bar at 38 East Winter Street, and four stops later will finish at Gather, 53 North Sandusky Street where the annual meeting will take place at 8 PM. Updates, recognitions, and a Board of Directors vote will take place. More…

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Life in Delaware County

December’s First Friday Has A Cooking Theme

6 Dec , 2018  

Cold temperatures are the among the many reasons why staying home and shopping local makes incredible sense this holiday season.

And with its dozens of retailers, Downtown Delaware is the perfect place to get “that” present for “that” person. More…

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Delaware

This Weekend, Delaware Is “Home For The Holidays”

29 Nov , 2018  

This is the weekend when downtown Delaware comes alive with the sights and sounds of the season as Main Street Delaware presents “Home for the Holidays.”

It all begins at 6 PM on Friday near the intersection of William and Sandusky Streets, where carols will be sung before lighting of the community Christmas Tree. Visitors will also be able to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, pet live reindeer, enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, and listen to carolers. More…

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History/Tourism

When Delaware County Welcomed: Frederick Douglass

27 Nov , 2018  

This is the initial post in a series entitled “When Delaware County Welcomed.”

Throughout its 210 year history, this part of Ohio has been visited by several individuals with significant places in history. We will be looking back at some of those visits. Today, we begin with one man who visited Delaware County no fewer than three times over a 27 year period. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

Get Smohked In Downtown Delaware

1 Nov , 2018  

Yes, that is spelled correctly!

Here you thought that barbecue was limited to varieties from Texas, Kansas City and the Carolinas. On the contrary, great barbecue can be found around the world.

You can find proof of that statement at Smohked Ohio BBQ & Bar, downtown Delaware’s newest eating and drinking establishment, located at 14 West William Street. More…

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History/Tourism

It’s Never To Early To Save A Date – Or To Think About Christmas!

14 Oct , 2018  

Yes, it’s October. Yes, we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving before the holiday season, and then of course there’s fall. Still, it’s never too early to do some planning.

In that vein, Main Street Delaware has announced dates for the downtown’s “Home for the Holidays Weekend” kickoff festivities. Pencil these into your calendars – we recommend using red or green ink. More…

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