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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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Alumnus Earns Competitive National Science Foundation Award

30 Apr , 2019  

Nathan Scinto-Madonich’s interest in plant research is rooted in his classes and laboratory research at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Now pursuing a doctorate in plant science at Cornell University, Scinto-Madonich this month was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Valued at $138,000, the three-year fellowship includes an annual research stipend of $34,000 and a yearly cost-of-education allowance of $12,000. He will conduct his research in the laboratory of Cornell professor Miguel Piñeros. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Street Market This Sunday

30 Apr , 2019  

The Powell Street Market happens two times each year – vendors line the streets of Downtown Powell with the best in hand-made crafts, edibles, antiques, specialty products, and more.

The result is a fun and unique shopping experience for the whole family. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Polaris Area

SourcePoint Opens Support Group At Polaris Office

29 Apr , 2019  

In May, SourcePoint launches a sixth support group for family caregivers, conveniently located at its south office at Polaris, between Powell and Westerville. The new support group is available the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning May 22 at 1070 Polaris Parkway, Suite 200, Columbus, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. SourcePoint’s caregiver support groups are open to both Delaware County caregivers, as well as caregivers whose loved ones reside within the county. More…

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Schools

Buckeye Valley Students Give A Meal To Give Back

28 Apr , 2019  

A project at Buckeye Valley High School has connected students and community in a powerful way.

The Give a Meal project was organized by BVHS Student Council President, Stephie Choe and BVHS National Honor Society President, Selina Seliskar.  These two senior leaders worked with Joyce Wagner, President of the OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County and NHS and Student Council Adviser, Chris Pileski to organize and fundraise for the project. The Give a Meal Project provides lunches to those in the Delaware Community that are less fortunate. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

CSO Closes Landmark Season With Local Focus

27 Apr , 2019  

How do you finish a milestone 40th season? If you’re the Central Ohio Symphony, you do it in spectacular fashion, with a finale concert featuring five artists with Delaware connections. “Local Focus Presented by PNC Arts Alive,” the final performance of the Symphony’s 40th subscription season, will feature a piano soloist, a world renown photographer, and three composers, all with Delaware ties, all under the direction of conductor Jaime Morales-Matos.

The concert will take place at 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 27 at Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus.  It is made possible by a PNC Foundation grant through thePNC Arts Alive initiative.

“This is our fourth PNC Arts Alive grant,” said Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. “PNC’s generous support underscores its commitment to supporting a strong local arts community. We are grateful for their recognition of what the Symphony brings to this area.”

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year initiative of the PNC Foundation that challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking to expand audience participation and engagement.

“A thriving arts community bolsters our economy and provides personal value to all of us who live, work and play in central Ohio,” said Michael Gonsiorowski, PNC regional president for Columbus.  “Programs like the Central Ohio Symphony’s ‘Local Focus’ introduce theatre to new audiences and future theatre talent.”

The Symphony also received a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for this program and community events in conjunction with this event.

The concert is unique in that it features two world premieres of compositions, a world premiere of an orchestral version of a third composition, the professional debut of the concert pianist, and a world premiere film featuring America’s national parks. Hyer explained that while the Symphony has premiered numerous works over its 40 years, this will the first time where almost every work and artist, from photographer to composers to soloist, are experiencing firsts.

As has been the case for every subscription concert this season, the concert will open with a 40 second fanfare commissioned by the Symphony, this one by composer Danny Clay, who grew up in Delaware County and graduated from Buckeye Valley High School.  Clay’s work,Four Seconds, was composed in collaboration with the 4th graders of Buckeye Valley West Elementary. The first half of the program will feature Delaware native Jacob Miller, a doctoral student at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, making his professional debut as soloist on George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, and the world premiere of the filmExpedition by Frank Ruggles, the first ever Artist Ambassador to the National Parks Trust and a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. The film will play to the music of two original compositions, Blue Glacier Decoy by former Ohio Wesleyan composition professor Jennifer Jolley, and Kéyah, by composer and OWU graduate Lauren Spavelko. After the intermission, the orchestra will perform Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9“From the New World.”

Hyer commented on the ambitious and Delaware-oriented program. “‘Local Focus’ shows the amazing amount of talent that is available even in smaller communities, and how different artists—composers, photographers, musicians—can come together to create amazing art. This concert is an event to celebrate Delaware and those who contribute to it in so many ways.”

Asked what the audience could expect, Hyer summed it up expansively. “Concertgoers will hear two major works of the classical repertoire. Gershwin remains one of the most popular American composers some 80 years after his death and we are excited to have Jacob Miller perform this demanding work. With his New World Symphony, Dvořák captured the unique flavor and sounds of American music as he interpreted it from his European viewpoint.” It is one of the most popular symphonies, performed the world over.

“As for the film and the two compositions, this is a visual and musical painting of our land, of the grandeur and beauty of America. Frank Ruggles through his unique talent captures dramatic and stunning imagery that few of us ever have the opportunity to see. The compositions complement the film and the film was created to complement the music in return, giving the audience a unique exposure to America’s natural beauty.”

Community activities will take place in Delaware County during the concert week at the Symphony’s website, www.centralohiosymphony.org

Tickets for this concert may be purchased at the Symphony Source office, 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware or online at www.centralohiosymphony.org, or at the box office the night of the concert. Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students of all ages, and $4.00 for children.

More information about the concert and ticket availability is available on the Symphony website, www.centralohiosymphony.org, at the Symphony office at 24 E. Winter Street, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

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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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History/Tourism

Zoofari Date Set

25 Apr , 2019  

For one special night of the year at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, adults can explore the park after dark while enjoying delicious food, signature cocktails and live music—all to benefit the Zoo’s conservation education programs.

Zoofari, a 48-year-old tradition and presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be held on June 15 from 7 PM to 1 PM. This signature, adults-only fundraising celebration is one of Central Ohio’s hottest summer parties, and proceeds from this party with a purpose benefit the Zoo’s conservation education programs. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Retirement Ready Expo This Saturday

24 Apr , 2019  

SourcePoint is hosting the Retirement Ready Expo this Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM to noon at 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware.

Presented by Polaris Retirement Community, the Retirement Ready Expo is designed to benefit adults ages 55 and older who are planning now for a better retirement. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. More…

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Delaware

Health District Shares Plans for New Facility In Delaware

23 Apr , 2019  

At Monday evening’s meeting of Delaware City Council, some good news was shared with those in attendance by Health Commissioner Sheila Hiddleson of the Delaware General Health District.

Sharing that the District has “way outgrown” its current properties on Winter Street, Hiddleson conveyed the body’s hopes to relocate in the near future to a newly constructed facility within the city. More…

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Life in Delaware County

City Of Delaware Flushing Its Hydrants

22 Apr , 2019  

One of the routine duties during spring for local cities is the flushing of water hydrants.

Hydrant flushing releases water at a high rate of speed. Through the procedure, an adequate amount of water flow can be assured for fire fighters, residents, and businesses. It also assists in maintaining water quality through the elimination of iron and mineral deposits from water mains. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Connecting With The World

21 Apr , 2019  

This past week, Ohio Wesleyan University announced the awarding of more than $107,300 in spring semester Theory-to-Practice Grants to support 17 OWU Connection experiences around the world.

The OWU Connection uses Theory-to-Practice Grants, Travel-Learning Courses, internships and externships, semester abroad opportunities, and more to help students think big (understand issues from multiple academic disciplines), go global (gain international perspective), and get real (translate classroom knowledge into real-world experience). More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Regains Title As Ohio’s Fastest Growing County

20 Apr , 2019  

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delaware County has regained its title as the fastest growing county in Ohio, based on the most recent annual population-growth rate. Though it never lost the lead in the growth rate since the last U.S. Census in 2010, last year was the first time in a long time that another county inched ahead. That was neighboring Union County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Delaware County and area cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?

SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State and the local area. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC Joining City Of Columbus On Creating Regional Housing Strategy

18 Apr , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the City of Columbus recently announced that they are seeking proposals for a regional housing strategy as part of an overall strategy to deal with the shortage of affordable housing. More…

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