Life in Delaware County

How To Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree

3 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Three Delaware County cities have posted information about disposal of Christmas trees after the holidays. Residents of Westerville, Powell, and Delaware are given directions locations for removal, dates, and more.

If you are looking for a more creative way to accomplish removal, here’s a clever idea involving use as a shelter for birds and other animals. More…

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History/Tourism

Rutherford B. Hayes And The Christmas Telegram

24 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

We’re continuing a holiday tradition here at 1808Delaware by sharing a Christmas story about Delaware’s best-known native. This story will remain posted through Christmas Day.

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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Delaware

City of Delaware Shares Set Of Holiday Reminders

20 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware has announced a handful of reminders for citizens that pertain to the holiday period. Those include:

Office Hours: City of Delaware offices close at noon Thursday, December 23 and remain closed Friday, December 24. Refuse will be operated on an accelerated schedule for both of these days.

Additional Refuse Bags Dec. 27-Dec. 31: For December 27-31, additional non-tagged bags of holiday refuse placed outside of the tipcarts will be collected at curbside. More…

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History/Tourism

In Our Backyard: Conservatory Aglow At Franklin Park

13 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

We continue to share occasional recommendations of experiences within easy driving distance of Delaware County. Always remember that wonderful opportunities for fun, education, and adventure take place each right here at home – visit the website of Destination Delaware County Ohio for more information.

Now through January 9, experience the sights of lights and more at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. “Conservatory Aglow, ” presented by American Electric Power Foundation with lighting partner Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation, transforms the gardens into a wonderland of lights. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Christmas In The County

6 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As Christmas nears, local communities are holding holiday festivities that attract families and shoppers. Such was the case over the last three days in both Delaware and Westerville, where events thrilled attendees over a three day period.

Below are links to social media posts highlighting those events. Click on any to be taken to the original posting. More…

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Business

Hayes Students Suggest Shopping In Downtown Delaware This Holiday Season

4 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The staff at the student-run Hayes Talisman, the news operation at Delaware Hayes High School, suggest sbuying local this holiday season.

In fact, they suggest “A few ideas to get gifts checked off your shopping list, while supporting local downtown Delaware businesses this holiday season.”

Their Downtown Delaware holiday gift guide is broken down into sections. Each includes a gift idea, where it can be found downtown, and a photo of each. More…

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Delaware

Delaware’s Home For The Holidays Begins Today

3 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” weekend will feature the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Dec. 3, a shopping open house and “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt on Dec. 4, and the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.

The three-day event begins Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Friday evening of family-friendly fun that includes: More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Page Highlights Products Made In Ohio

2 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Ohio Department of Development is encouraging Ohioans to shop local, shop Ohio, and support the thousands of small businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy.

“Small businesses deserve our support, and by shopping local, you are helping fellow Ohioans, their families, and communities,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Our small business owners are passionate, dedicated, and proud to represent the best of Ohio.”

To help in your search, Development and TourismOhio are promoting a new webpage on Ohio.org to highlight products made in Ohio. The Made in Ohio page lists nearly 800 companies in categories such as apparel, snack foods, coffee, décor, and furniture. More…

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Delaware

Going To Grandmother’s House? Call The City Of Delaware

28 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As the old song goes, ‘Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…”

Betcha didn’t know that the original version of that poem, to which the music was set, used “grandfather’s” instead of “grandmother’s!”

In either case, the period between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas is often a time for trips to visit family and friends in other parts of the state or country. When you do so, if you live in the city of Delaware, there’s something you might consider doing.

The City offers a Vacation House Check service which can put your mind somewhat at ease. More…

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History/Tourism

Wildlights Providing Christmas Magic

23 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

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, opened to Columbus Zoo members late last week. This ever-popular, family-friendly event will run through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

This year marks the 33rd Wildlights season and offers more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo has been transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Guests can also look forward to the following main Wildlights attractions: More…

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