Life in Delaware County

In Our Backyard: Maple Syrup Festival At Malabar Farm

4 Mar , 2020  

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 will be in addition to our regular coverage of Delaware County happenings.

Maple syrup—everyone’s favorite pancake and waffle topping—is being celebrated at several Ohio state parks next month, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. Warmer days and chilly nights are the ideal conditions to get sap flowing through Ohio’s maple trees. Visit one of these festivals to learn how maple syrup is made and sample local maple products: More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

It’s Time For Winter Community Day

9 Jan , 2020  

You’re invited to join the Bishop Backers on January 25 for Winter Community Day 2020, a free Delaware celebration held in Ohio Wesleyan University’s Branch Rickey Arena and Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The family-friendly event will include free on-campus parking and free admission to both a Delaware Expo showcasing local nonprofits and businesses and an Ohio Wesleyan women’s and men’s varsity basketball doubleheader. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Toys Galore This Sunday

7 Jan , 2020  

Take a step into the past this weekend at the 17th Annual FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show at Buckeye Valley High School.

This show features over 40 tables with vintage and new farm toys, fair collectibles, Nascar items, jewelry, and much more. Also scheduled is the following: More…

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Life in Delaware County

County’s State Parks Are Home To WInter Fun

29 Dec , 2019  

The snow and cold is bound to return. Fortunately, Delaware County residents live in the midst of one of the best places for winter fun in all of Ohio.

ODNR’s Division of State Parks & Watercraft promotes winter fun across the state by sharing a list of activities. Delaware County is home to at least one state park that “ticks all the boxes,” that is, provides that particular opportunity. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Still Time To Experience Toys Of Yesteryear

18 Dec , 2019  

It is often tempting to look back at the past as a gentler and simpler time, and in some area that may well be the case. One such area is the subject of toys, a very timely subject this time of year.

You still have a chance to experience the fun with Toys of Yesterday, which is taking place from noon until 5 PM on the remaining Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of December at Gallant Farm. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrate With The Critters

15 Dec , 2019  

You can combine your love of the holidays with your fondness for nature later this month with “Celebrate with the Critters” at the Ohio Wlidlife Center.

On December 27 from 1 PM to 4 PM, discover just how much the “criters” at the Center love the holidays. Join in celebration with resident Animal Ambassadors some of the animals up-close, make and take home winter crafts, and also make bird feeders for the Center’s wild birds. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Orange Township

Orange Township Holiday Celebration Set

24 Nov , 2019  

Make plans now and join your friends at the 3rd Annual Orange Township Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting.

This year’s edition will take place on Sunday, December 1 at Orange Township Hall from 4:00 PM to – 5:30 PM. More…


Powell/Lewis Center

Holidays In Powell Promise Festive, Family-Friendly Fun

21 Nov , 2019  

The City of Powell is hosting the annual Holidays in Powell event from 2-5:30 PM on Saturday, December 7 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers & East Room, 47 Hall Street.

Admission to the event is free and includes crafts, complimentary hot chocolate and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests must be in line by 5 PM to visit with Santa Claus. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Things That Go Bump In The Night

8 Oct , 2019  

The creative space that is Boardman Arts Park will host a unique event later this month – the kind of evening you won’t soon forget!

Ghosts, goblins, food, frights, spirits, and music will combine to make for a perfect October pre-Halloween evening on Saturday, October 19 for Fright Night At The Park. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM and will last until 10:30 PM. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Hayes Statue Unveiled; Delaware Celebrates

5 Oct , 2019  

Perhaps it was the cooler weather, or maybe it was the scene of fire engines and equipment lining two blocks of Sandusky Street. Or, just as likely, it was the opportunity to watch history take place before one’s own eyes. Whatever the reason, a very large crowd filled downtown Delaware on Friday night for the October First Friday.

The event was marked by the official unveiling of a new statue of native son President Rutherford B. Hayes, one which, speakers noted often, looks in the direction of the site of his birthplace on East William Street. Fittingly, it took place on Hayes’ 197th birthday. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Harvest Fair Happening At Stratford Ecological Center

19 Sep , 2019  

It’s one of the biggest events on the Stratford Ecological Center each year.

The Harvest Fair allows kids of all ages to discover their inner farmer. Visitors can climb a tractor, paint faces, feed chickens, ride a wagon, and hike the Center’s trails. More…


Ohio Wesleyan University, Sports

Bishop Backer Fall Community Day On September 28

15 Sep , 2019  

Everyone is invited to cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team for free September 28 during Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. The Battling Bishops will take on the Allegheny Gators at 1 PM at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

The September 28 game also will be a Coach to Cure MD event with fans invited to help support the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The one-day national event is a project of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. Over the last 11 years, Coach to Cure MD has raised more than $2.1 million for Duchenne research. More…

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