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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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Fly Me To The Moon

17 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.

It’s the 50th anniversary of man’s first lunar this summer, and Ohio – home to an extraordinary history of firsts in the whole field of aviation and flight – is celebrating that milestone in a huge way. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Sets Forth Public Events For Remainder Of 2019

16 Jun , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University invites the community to the many other concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions planned for OWU’s 2019-2020 academic year. What follows are cultural events at the University during the remainder of 2019. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Hoodoo Soul And The Reganomics In Downtown Delaware

15 Jun , 2019  

Summer’s here and the time is right for singing, celebrating, and dancing in the street with two free Main Street Delaware “Summer on Winter” concerts.

Concerts are scheduled for 7 PM June 19 and July 10 on West Winter Street between Sandusky and Franklin streets. More…

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Business

Chuy’s Coming To Polaris Parkway This Fall

14 Jun , 2019  

In 1982, two young entrpreneurs opened restraint in Austin, Texas that was, as shared on its website, “…a Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone.” Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurants have grown since then. More…

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History/Tourism

Frederick Douglass Returns To Delaware

13 Jun , 2019  

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, but also a self-educated man, author, noted speaker, activist in civil and human rights, and the first black man to hold high office in the US government. During his lifetime he spoke in Delaware, Ohio several times: in 1856 at Templar Hall (Kern Building), in 1867 at William Street United Methodist Church, and in 1870 at the Delaware Opera House. On May 10, 2008, Civil War Remembrance Day, a historical plaque was placed at 17 N. Sandusky St. to commemorate his 1856 appearance.

On Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM, the Delaware County Historical Society will present a community program at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William Street. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Triple The Fun: Register Today For the Sixth Annual MingoMan

12 Jun , 2019  

On June 23, 2019, the 6th annual MingoMan Triathlon and Duathlon will provide heart-pounding action as a point-to-point triathlon starting with a swim in the reservoir of Delaware State Park, followed by a bike race to the City of Delaware, and finally an exciting run through the streets of Delaware. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Travel To Space This Summer

11 Jun , 2019  

It’s easy this summer for Delaware Countians to break the bounds of Earth and head to parts unknown. How, you ask?

Perkins Observatory will host three out-of-this-world events this summer with a June 13 discussion of “Climate Change on Earth, Mars, and Venus” and July 20 and July 27 “Celebration of the Sun” events. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Summer At The Gallant Farm Literary and Cow Pie Society

10 Jun , 2019  

Have you ever wanted to join a book club? Do you enjoy period literature, particularly from the middle of the 20th century?

If so, you’re in luck as the Gallant Farm Literary and Cow Pie Society, also known as the Gallant Farm Book Club, has announced the books to be read during summer 2019. Anyone 14 and older can attend and join in on the stimulating book discussion. The group meets each month on the last Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Hey, Young Adults: Can You Dig It?

9 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society has announced its second summer camp of 2019.

Following its successful summer camp experience earlier this month looking at history through the lens of cemeteries, the Society is offering kids the opportunity to indulge in a bit of local archaeology.

Those aged 8 through 14 are invited to “Can You Dig It? Adventures in Archaeology” to be held the week of July 29 from Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. More…

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Schools

Middle Schoolers From Ten Counties Descend Upon Delaware

8 Jun , 2019  

Everyone calls it “owl” for short, but the gifted-and-talented children who attend the Ohio Wesleyan/Junior League of Columbus (OWjL) camp each summer also call the weeklong program a life-changing experience that teaches them it’s OK to be smart.

Students invited to attend OWjL camp are nominated by principals, guidance counselors, or teachers from more than 120 middle schools in 10 central Ohio counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties. The sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders all have earned high test scores on nationally normed tests and demonstrated exceptional talent, creativity, or leadership. More…

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Business

The Dipped Donut Opens

7 Jun , 2019  

The wait is over for Delaware’s newest home for tasty baked goods!

The Dipped Donut is holding its grand opening on Tuesday, June 11 with normal business hours as below: More…

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Delaware County

County Commissioners Honored With Ohio Water Environment Association Award

6 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Commissioners were recently honored with the Ohio Water Environment Association Southeast Section’s annual public service award. This award recognizes Ohio public officials who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the protection and improvement of the water environment. The OWEA is the largest wastewater organization in Ohio with more than 2,000 members and is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of water, as well as education about this precious natural resource. More…

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Delaware

Dublin Administrator Named New Delaware Assistant City Manager

5 Jun , 2019  

Kyle Kridler, economic development administrator for the City of Dublin, has been appointed assistant city manager for the City of Delaware, effective June 12.

Kridler brings experience in multiple areas, including budgeting, economic development, capital improvement planning and human resources. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Stops Announced For Second Annual Free Farm Tour

4 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District has announced the lineup of farms which will be open for its second annual Free Farm Tour on July 20.

This self-guided tour will also be self-paced, and will consist of four different stops throughout Delaware County. Each stop has unique conservation practices and activities to showcase. More…

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