Ohio Wesleyan University

A Month Of Treats At OWU

15 Sep , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its October 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Now through Oct. 2 “From OWU’s Studios,” featuring works by Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts faculty Kristina Bogdanov, Frank Hobbs, Jeff Nilan, and Karen Weeks, and “Then and Now: Fifty Years of Camera Vision,” featuring a photographic retrospective by Justin Kronewetter, retired OWU professor of Fine Arts and founding director of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/Ross for more information. More…

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Historical Society Announces Cemetery And Homestead Tour, Reenactment

19 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) has announced its upcoming county-wide cemetery and homestead tour and historical reenactment, taking place Sunday, August 28. The self-guided driving tour begins at 1:00 PM. Period reenactments begin at 5:30 PM at the Barn at Stratford (2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio).

This year’s tour has been extended to feature cemeteries in western Delaware County, including Radnor, Bokes Creek, Mill Creek, Oller and at the Depp Settlement near Shawnee Hills. Participants will be given map directions to the sites and homesites, and DCHS docents will offer brief commentary at each tour stop.

“This event offers members of our community the opportunity to learn more about several of our early and prominent settlers, through site visits, story-telling and live reenactments,” said Donna Meyer, DCHS Executive Director. “We encourage history lovers of all ages to join us as we bring local history to life.”

Participants may travel the route at their leisure between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Food trucks and music will be onsite when the reenactments begin at the Barn at Stratford at 5:30 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets for lawn seating. More…

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Super September: Ohio Wesleyan Announces Public Events Calendar

18 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its September 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Aug. 24-Oct. 2, with Sept. 1 artists’ reception – “From OWU’s Studios,” featuring the works of Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts faculty members Kristina Bogdanov, Frank Hobbs, Jeff Nilan, and Karen Weeks, in the front galleries of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit demonstrates the artists’ mastery of a variety of media including ceramics, photography, painting, and printmaking. Learn more about them at owu.edu/finearts. “From OWU’s Studios” will open with an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the museum. The exhibit is part of the Ross Art Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…

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Life in Delaware County

A Musical Summer With Harmony In The Park

8 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Is there a better way to spend a summer evening than relaxing while listening to music?

How about being able to do so while sitting in a beautiful park setting?

That opportunity is available on select Sunday evenings at the Bicentennial Park gazebo at Washington Street and Park Avenue in Delaware with the return of the popular Harmony in the Park Concert Series.

While most of the lineup for the remainder of the summer has been set, a few days are open for area musical groups (see list below) – at least they were open as of July 6. Upcoming concerts are as follows:

  • July 10: Buckeye Valley Alumni Band
  • July 17: Ralphie and The Now Forgotten
  • July 24: Open-Call to Reserve your band (740-203-1450)
  • July 31: Open-Call To Reserve your band (740-203-1450)
  • August 7: Meak Quartet
  • August 14: Blue Limestone Project
  • August 21: Trombones Plus

On the last Sunday of August, an Ice Cream Social will be held. From 6 to 7 PM, the group “Of Sounds Minds” will be providing entertainment. The slot from 7 to 8 PM is open – Call To Reserve your band (740-203-1450).

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrate The Ohio To Erie Trail With Trailpalooza

5 Jun , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, Preservation Parks

Later this month you have the opportunity to explore the Ohio to Erie Trail in this part of Ohio. Trailpalooza is an all day celebration on Saturday, June 25 with special stops and events this section of the Ohio to Erie Trail that extends from the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland.

Hop on the trail anywhere in Delaware County and ride in either direction and travel as far as you would like.

This year’s highlight celebrates the new trail head completed by Knox and Licking counties, just north of Delaware’s county line, as a new tri-county connection.

Delaware County events will include the following: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Memorial Day 2022 In Delaware County Cities

27 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

All across Delaware County the upcoming weekend will see parades, services, and other events commemorating Memorial Day. A partial list follows (this will be updated if we learn of additional events):


Monday, 10 AM – A Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, will begin at 10 am at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky Street. The ceremony, organized by local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095, will include a flag presentation, speeches, the playing of “Taps,” and a rifle and cannon volley. The group asks attendees to please bring a lawn chair.


Monday, 8 AM  to 4 PM – Memorial Day Flea Market, Village Square – All proceeds from this event will be spent directly on the Music programs available for Big Walnut’s students in 7-12 grade. We ask all visitors for a $1 donation for entrance which includes access to 80-100 vendors, 5-8 food vendors and a kid’s zone featuring bounce houses, face painting, area to design thank you cards for veterans and music from our High School Band members. More…

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Delaware Arts Festival Returns This Weekend

11 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

After a two year absence because of the COVID pandemic, the Delaware Arts Festival is back to tempt the eyes, mouth, and ears this weekend.

The Festival provides two days of art, fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Once again, a sea of white tents will line both sides of Sandusky and West Winter Streets with artists exhibiting their creative work including jewelry, leather creations, tie dyed art, pottery, paintings, photography and much more.

Food trucks and musical entertainment are scheduled for South Sandusky Street. Trucks this year include Dan’s Deli, Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts, Sweet Treats, Riddle’s Ribs, Cate’s Steakhouse Catering, Kent’s Kones, and G and G Concessions.

As in years past, the not-for-profit festival is awarding $20,000 to three county wide senior high school art students to further their visual arts studies. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Headliners Announced For 2022 Powell Festival

6 May , 2022  


By 1808Delaware

The countdown is on to this year’s Powell Festival, the city’s lead event that comes during the first full month of summer.

For the 25th anniversary edition this year, there is more of everything you loved about previous year’s festivals – great entertainment, delicious food trucks, activities for kids, dazzling fireworks, and more.

The McClurg Properties Stage will feature two national headliners – Ryan Cabrera and The Spin Doctors – plus Josh Rizzo and Soul Punch. Sol from WNCI 97.9 will join us as emcee and host.

This year’s sponsors include McClurg Properties, Newman Roofing, LLC , @_EvolveHealth, Giant Eagle , Pedego Electric Bikes Powell, and Master Kim’s MegaKick Martial Arts.

The fun takes place from 5 to 11 PM on Friday, June 24 and from 10 AM to 11 PM on Saturday, June 25 in Village Green Park.

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Earth Day Weekend At The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium To Celebrate Our Planet

19 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for an Earth Day-themed weekend celebration like no other! On April 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., we will celebrate our Earth together while learning how to make more sustainable choices that benefit our planet.

The event is free with Zoo admission or Zoo membership. Activities include:


Visit many environmentally-focused local organizations located around Conservation Lake to learn more about protecting our environment in a fun, interactive way! More…

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Life in Delaware County

In Our Backyard: Four Ohio State Parks To Hold Maple Syrup Festivals

12 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware has expanded our coverage to highlight attractions and events within easy driving distance of Delaware Countians in a series called “In Our Backyard.” This is in addition to our regular coverage of Delaware County happenings and places.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites visitors to celebrate the goodness of locally made maple syrup. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors are encouraged to experience these family-fun events with activities ranging from live historical demonstrations to maple syrup demonstrations. More…

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