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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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…


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…



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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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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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…


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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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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Business, History/Tourism

Downtown Delaware Named “A Great Place In Ohio”

11 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Delaware is now officially an award-winning great place.

The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association this month awarded downtown Delaware a “Great Place in Ohio” designation. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and imagination. More…



Learn About The Delaware Community Mural Project

17 Sep , 2018  

Nationally recognized artist and educator Brett Cook will discuss his public art installations September 18 during an information session about “Art for Everyone: the Delaware Community Mural Project,” an initiative to bring two public art murals to the city next year.

The free, community event will begin at 6 PM September 18 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. More…

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