Life in Delaware County

New Year’s Notices From The City Of Delaware

31 Dec , 2019  

Following are notices about office hours, refuse collection, shelter and facility rentals, and Christmas tree/greenery collection.

City offices are closed on New Year’s Day. The “next day” schedule will be in place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for refuse collection. Questions regarding collections can directed to teh Customer Service Request line at 740.203-1810 or by e-mailing: pwcs@delawareohio.net. More…

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History/Tourism

Rutherford B. Hayes And The Christmas Telegram

25 Dec , 2019  

We’re starting a new holiday tradition here at 1808Delaware by sharing a Christmas story about Delaware’s best-known native.

Earlier this year, hundreds joined on the streets of downtown Delaware as a statute of President Rutherford B. Hayes was unveiled at the southwest corner of Sandusky and William Streets, a stone’s throw from the site of his birth. Throughout the year, much has been written about Hayes as the community came together to honor his legacy. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Message Boards Promoting Holiday Highway Safety

22 Dec , 2019  

Beginning this weekend, roads across Ohio will be crowded with holiday travelers. Unfortunately, that also means an uptick in traffic crashes.

“As we launch into one of the busiest travel times of the year, the way we drive over these next twelve days will impact how many people are home for the holidays or how many people ring in the new year,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

To promote safe driving, the Ohio Department of Transportation will display several messages aimed at some of the top factors in serious or deadly crashes. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Still Time To Experience Toys Of Yesteryear

18 Dec , 2019  

It is often tempting to look back at the past as a gentler and simpler time, and in some area that may well be the case. One such area is the subject of toys, a very timely subject this time of year.

You still have a chance to experience the fun with Toys of Yesterday, which is taking place from noon until 5 PM on the remaining Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of December at Gallant Farm. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrate With The Critters

15 Dec , 2019  

You can combine your love of the holidays with your fondness for nature later this month with “Celebrate with the Critters” at the Ohio Wlidlife Center.

On December 27 from 1 PM to 4 PM, discover just how much the “criters” at the Center love the holidays. Join in celebration with resident Animal Ambassadors some of the animals up-close, make and take home winter crafts, and also make bird feeders for the Center’s wild birds. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Tickets Now Available For COSO Holiday Concerts

10 Dec , 2019  

UPDATED: Two identical concerts on the same day are sure to put music lovers in the holiday mood — particularly when they are full of holiday-inspired music and sing-alongs.

The Central Ohio Symphony Holiday Concerts will take place at 2 PM and 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 15 in Gray Chapel, University Hall.

Both concerts will feature guest artist Mark Alan Wade, national champion hammered dulcimer player. Wade, originally from Marysville, is an acoustic master and a headline performer in concerts and music festivals around the country. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Donate For Furry Friends This Holiday

9 Dec , 2019  

There’s an opportunity later this month to remember pets in your holiday giving.

The Holiday Pet Food Drive will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM this Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15 at Alum Creek Dog Park, 3993 Hollenback Road in Lewis Center. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Reminder: Home For The Holidays This Weekend

2 Dec , 2019  

Jot down the dates of December 6, 7, and 8 on your calendar and make plans to join your friends downtown as Delaware celebrates the holidays in traditional style.

It’s the annual “Home for the Holidays Weekend,” when the streets come alive with Christmas cheer.

The events begin on Friday with the annual Christmas tree lighting. Also taking place that evening will be hand drawn carriage rides around downtown — just $1 for passengers over the age of 5, performances by local musical groups, and Santa appearing at the Strand Theatre from 7 until 9 PM. More…

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History/Tourism

Holiday Open House To Highlight Past Residents Of The Nash House

29 Nov , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7 from 2 to 5 PM and on Sunday, December 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Nash House Museum, 157 E. William St. in Delaware.  The 1878 brick Italianate-style house will be decorated in traditional Victorian style and will feature toys and other Christmas gifts dating from 1880-1900.  Refreshments will be served. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Wildlights Continues Through January 5

27 Nov , 2019  

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, will run through January 5.

This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Some of this year’s main Wildlights attractions include: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Step Back Into Christmas Past

25 Nov , 2019  

Take a trip to Christmas past this December with a visit to the Victorian Christmas Open House, to be held at Delaware’s historic Nash House and presented by the Delaware County Historical Society.

Enjoy the splendor of festive seasonal decorations throughout the house, and view the elegant furnishings of a local house built in the 1870s. The decor and art from the 1880s and early 1900s are not to be missed. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Orange Township

Orange Township Holiday Celebration Set

24 Nov , 2019  

Make plans now and join your friends at the 3rd Annual Orange Township Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting.

This year’s edition will take place on Sunday, December 1 at Orange Township Hall from 4:00 PM to – 5:30 PM. More…

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