Life in Delaware County

Music And Fireworks

2 Jul , 2019  

It’s almost here – the Central Ohio Symphony’s traditional Fourth of July Concert, followed by the City of Delaware’s annual fireworks extravaganza.

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, join the Symphony for their 34th annual holiday concert featuring your favorite patriotic music including the 1812 Overture, complete with cannon blasts! More…

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Life in Delaware County

All Aboard!

1 Jul , 2019  

Did you know that each month you have the opportunity to experience train travel, right here in Delaware County? One comes up on July 20 and 21.

The Delaware County Model Railroader Group throws open the doors of their installation once a month for visitors to experience the fun of railroading on a smaller scale. At the Sandel Legacy Trail House, view model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside.


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See A Flick Under The Stars

30 Jun , 2019  

There’s something unique about watching a film without a roof over your head. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Fortunately, Delaware County movie lovers have the opportunity to do so without traveling far from home. Movie Nights in Galena showcases films this summer under the starry skies above this part of central Ohio. More…

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Business, History/Tourism

Preferred Great American Rail-Trail Route Crosses Delaware County

29 Jun , 2019  

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy(RTC) recently unveiled its preferred route for the Great American Rail-Trail™—or the “Great American”—underscoring the organization’s commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that connects more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over 3,700miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. That route goes right through Delaware County. More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware: Slocum Hall

28 Jun , 2019  

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is getting ready to get even shinier.

The University is planning an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. Slocum Hall is one of 10 locations on campus included on the National Register of Historic Places. More…

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Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Jun , 2019  

When the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its monthly employment numbers for Ohio for May, the news was good both statewide and locally.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May 2019, down from a revised 4.2 percent in April. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 3,900 over the month, from a revised 5,597,500 in April to 5,593,600 in May 2019. More…

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City Office Makes A Move Next Door

26 Jun , 2019  

The City of Delaware Planning and Community Development Department this week opened for business in a new location, the City Hall Annex that was formerly home to the Delaware Gazette.

The move from City Hall’s cramped second floor to the Annex was completed over a series of days. More…



Summer Road Trips: Asian Lantern Festival

25 Jun , 2019  

With this post we begin a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “Summer Road Trips,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Taking I-71 North this summer can actually transport you and your family to the lands of the Far East. More…


Life in Delaware County

Senior Appliance Pickup Available Again

24 Jun , 2019  

A popular initiative aimed at making life easier for Delaware County’s senior residents is returning.

The Senior Appliance Pickup service is again available to older adults looking to rid themselves of any electronics and appliances. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Chalk It Up For Freedom

23 Jun , 2019  

The July First Friday event hosted by Main Street Delaware will be an opportunity to join art and love of country.

Chalk It Up for Freedom is an opportunity to turn the streets of downtown into art. Come celebrate freedom at a family-friendly event on the evening of July 5. More…

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Life in Delaware County

SourcePoint Welcomes New Executive Director

22 Jun , 2019  

SourcePoint’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Fara Waugh, LISW-S, to the position of executive director. Waugh succeeds Robert Horrocks, founding executive director of the nonprofit organization, who in January announced his intention to retire this year. More…


Delaware County

County EMS Receives American Heart Association Award

21 Jun , 2019  

For the sixth year in a row, Delaware County’s Emergency Medical Services Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. This year’s award makes them one of only eight EMS agencies in Ohio, out of nearly 1,500, to receive this national honor every year since its inception. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Registration Open For ZOOlentangy

20 Jun , 2019  

Register now for ZOOlentangy, the newest, most-exciting Olentangy community event, hosted by the Olentangy Education Foundation. ZOOlentangy will be held at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Friday, August 9 from 6 PM to 10 PM. More…

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Grief Sees Continued Success By Helping Companies Reach Environment Goals

19 Jun , 2019  

Greif, Inc., a Delaware company that serves as a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is seeing continued success with a tool developed nine years ago.

There is a in demand for its successful Greif Green Tool as companies proactively explore new ways to reduce their environmental footprint. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrate The Great Olentangy

18 Jun , 2019  

The 6th Annual Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival is this Saturday, June 22 at Mingo Park, 500 E. Lincoln Avenue in Delaware.

The festival encourages land and water stewardship with a focus on the Upper Olentangy River Watershed. The event will have food trucks, raffle prizes, information booths from environmental organizations, a rain barrel raffle, a rubber duck race on the Olentangy River, live river critters, and more. More…

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