History/Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

27 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today’s Summer Road Trip will take you north on State Route 3 to the nearby county seat of Wooster.

For 56 years, the Mennonite, Brethren, Apostolic and Amish churches of northeastern Ohio have come together to put together a festive event to raise funds for the work of Mennonite Central Committee. After a Covid-limited auction in 2020, the 2021 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale will return in-person on August 6 & 7. The event will take place in the new air-conditioned Event Center at Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County

July Events In The Delaware Area

20 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Things continue to bustle during a warm and sometimes wet Ohio summer, particularly in the Delaware area.

The following are concerts, festivals, and other events taking place between now and the end of July. Click on any of these to get more information. More…

, ,

History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Animation Exploration

5 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Delaware County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This week’s adventure is right down the road.

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) will host premier exhibition The Animation Academy this summer. The exhibition is open to the public through September 6. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County

Ride The Tide This Summer At The Columbus Zoo: Updated

27 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

UPDATED: See below

It’s Ohio’s newest roller coaster, and it calls Delaware County home.

It’s called “Tidal Twist,” and it’s a 36 foot tall spinning roller coming to Adventure Cove at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. It was designed by the coaster manufacturer Zamperla, and is on of that firm’s family of twisting coasters installed nationwide.

This will be the first of its kind in Ohio. More…

, ,

History/Tourism

Zoo Offering Winter Half-Priced Days and No Reservation Required

2 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Remember the days of not having to make a reservation to visit the Zoo – well, those days are back… at least temporarily. Beginning January 4 through February 28, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s admission will be half price, members and non-members do not need a dated, timed ticket to enter. (Subject to change due to due weather and limited capacity).

Also, beginning January 4, the Zoo’s operating hours will be 10 AM to 4 PM.

Several animals enjoy the colder weather in their outside exhibits, such as those living in the North America region like the polar bear and cougars. Let’s not forget the newest residents at the Columbus Zoo; if you haven’t met the sea lions and harbor seals at Adventure Cove – you need to stop by.

More…

, ,

Powell/Lewis Center

Things That Go Bump In the Night In Powell

8 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware, City of Powell

This year, the annual Powell Mystery Night Out will be taking a slightly different turn, but will still provide participants with a fun experience solving a mystery.

As in years past, clues will be distributed throughout the community. This year, the fun will take place online as well, as the Powell Police Department is partnering with Actionbound, an app for playing interactive digital scavenger hunts.

Access to the app and playing the game are free, and all ages can join in the fun. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County

Preservation Parks Opens Playgrounds

4 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

As the summer progresses, additional venues open to allow Delaware Countians and all Ohioans more options for enjoying the warm weather. This is certainly true for the area’s outdoor parks, where social distancing can be easily practiced.

Preservation Parks has announced the opening of additional areas to accommodate visitors. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County

Lights Of Liberty Through Sunday

2 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

Think Christmas light displays but with a distinctly patriotic theme.

It’s “Lights of Liberty,” running each night through Sunday at the Westerville Sports Complex.

Each evening, between 9 PM and 11 PM, drive through the display of a digital light show synchronized to music streamed through a dedicated radio station. More…

, ,

Westerville

Westerville Community Recreation Guide Available

1 Jul , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

The City of Westerville has unveiled the latest edition of the Westerville Community Recreation Guide, which was mailed to residents the week of June 28.

A limited number of copies will be available beginning July 1 to the public at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. and City Hall, 21 S. State St.

Due to COVID-19, all classes and programs have been removed from the guide but classes are being planned. Click here for available opportunities. More…

, ,

History/Tourism

Sea Lions And Harbors Seals Are Delaware County’s Newest Residents: Video

23 May , 2020  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the arrival of 10 California sea lions and four harbor seals in another milestone marking that the Zoo’s newest region, Adventure Cove, is edging toward completion.

Accompanied by Columbus Zoo staff and a marine mammal veterinarian, the seals and sea lions traveled from Florida and safely arrived at the Zoo on Sunday, May 17  at approximately 6:20 AM. The seals (one male, three females) and sea lions (six males, four females) are settling in well in a behind-the-scenes area of the facility, where they will have the opportunity to begin exploring their new surroundings as final phases of adjacent areas of the Adventure Cove region are completed. More…

, ,

Life in Delaware County

Tap Into The Season At Camp Lazarus

21 Feb , 2020  

It’s time for the 2020 Maple Fest at Camp Lazarus, a family event full of food and fun.

The event takes place on March 7 and again on March 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM. More…

, ,

History/Tourism

Visit The Zoo For Free

24 Jan , 2020  

This year, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will continue its tradition of offering free admission on President’s Day.

The offer will be valid during operating hours (10 AM to 4 PM) on February 17. Standard parking fees ($10 per vehicle, free for Zoo members) will still apply. More…

, ,