1808Delaware, Life in Delaware County

What’s Happening? Delaware County On Tap Has An Answer

4 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s our first major change of 2021 and we’re wasting no time in sharing it with you.

It’s called Delaware County On Tap.

Delaware County On Tap is a place to find information about events taking place throughout all corners of the county, from Ashley to Ostrander to Sunbury to Powell, all organized on a monthly basis. As we launch the site, both January and February 2021 are included. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Holidays In Powell To Feature Parade, Virtual Tree, And More

2 Dec , 2020  

Southern Delaware County is really getting in seasonal spirit as the City of Powell hosts a modified series of events this year for Holidays in Powell on Saturday, December 5.

Events include:

Santa Porch Parade – 3 PM

This year, the event will begin with the first-ever Santa Porch Parade through Powell. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will travel through neighborhoods in Powell beginning at 3 PM with the help of the Liberty Township/Powell Fire Department, Powell Police Department and the City of Powell Public Service Department. A map of the parade route is below. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Multiple Events Highlight Home For The Holidays

29 Nov , 2020  

The sights and sounds of Christmas will again inhabit the streets of downtown Delaware this year, as Home For the Holidays arrives hosted by Main Street Delaware.

Included this year are:

Kickoff the Holidays — Friday, December 4

Come downtown to shop, dine, and enjoy the unveiling of some amazing window displays by our downtown businesses.

Dash for Dasher Scavenger Hunt! — December 4 – 24


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Life in Delaware County

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Socially Distanced Santa

22 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Somehow, it doesn’t seem like a given this year. In this time of pandemic, will there be some parts of the Christmas holidays that will resemble those of years past?

Of course there will be. For one, the jolly bearded man who drives a team of reindeer will make his holiday appearance right on time at Polaris Fashion Place mall.

He just requires an appointment this year.

From the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, children can visit with Santa Claus in a socially distanced manner, and also have pictures taken. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Fantasy Of Lights Begins Friday Night

20 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights will begin providing its annual dose of holiday cheer on Friday, November 20.

The hours for this year’s event are Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday frim 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM through January 1. This includes Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Any car in line at 9:00 PM can still enjoy the show, consistent with the State of Ohio’s new curfew restrictions. More…


Life in Delaware County

Zoo Makes Reservation Change During Wildlights Season

6 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a Delaware County event enjoyed by numerous families during this time of the year.

Central Ohio’s family holiday tradition, Wildlights, is being presented again by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, this year from 5 PM to close from November 20 to January 3 (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day).

Enjoy animated light shows, food trucks, Polar Bear Express, and Santa during designated hours. More…

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Boo At The Zoo

11 Oct , 2020  

Get ready for Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to continuing popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has once again added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This merry-not-scary, frightfully delightful event will take place during the weekends of October 16-18, 23-25 and 30–November 1.

The schedule is as follows:

Fridays | 5 PM to 9 PM

Saturdays | 10 AM. to 9 PM

Sundays | 10 AM m. to 8 PM More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio’s Earth Science Week Goes Virtual

7 Oct , 2020  

Ohioans are invited to join the ODNR Division of Geological Survey in celebrating the state’s natural history during Earth Science Week, October 11–17.

This year’s theme—“Earth Materials in Our Lives”—highlights the many ways that natural resources impact our lives and the ways our activities impact these materials.

“Ohio’s geology has influenced the state’s cultural and economic development since before statehood,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Earth Science Week celebrates that history and provides an opportunity for all Ohioans to explore and learn more about the role that natural resources play in their daily lives.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Model Rocket Launches Continue In Sunbury

29 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The “sky’s the limit” each third Saturday as the Central Ohio Rocketry & Spacemodeling Alliance hosts its monthly launch at Freedom Park in Sunbury. The next takes place on September 19.

Join the group to launch your rockets or just to watch the fun. Members will be on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate many facets of model rocketry. They will supply launch equipment and might be able to offer motors for you to use. They can also inspect your rocket, and help you prepare it for flight. If it needs repair, they can offer tips, and possibly even help repair it on the spot. More…

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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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