McDonald’s Changing Operators

Three Delaware McDonalds will have new operators come March 1.

The Holowicki family purchased the properties from R&D … for an undisclosed amount. All three locations – South Sandusky Street, US 23 North, and on West Central Avenue – have undergone extensive renovation in the past year. Even to the point that the US 23 North location was torn down and completely rebuilt.

This is not the Holowickis first foray into the McDonalds market owning 20+ franchises from Easton to Dublin. An employee at the South Sandusky Street store was complimented the Holowicki family on how they run the business having worked for them in the past.

Laps4Love Great Event Fights Childhood Cancer on Saturday

Laps4Love is an amazing event that benefits children with cancer throughout central Ohio. The evnet is on Saturday, April 30, from Noon until 6 p.m. at Sells Middle School in historic Dublin, Ohio.

This years event will be granting the wishes of Olivia Delahunty, Dublin; Kyle Teeters, Marysville; Evan Schroder, Powell; and Christina O’Brian, Lancaster.

All proceeds from Laps 4 Love is used to grant the wishes, through Make-A-Wish Foundation, of local children fighting cancer.

The Laps 4 Love event includes:madilyn

  • Live Bands; Johnny and the Revelators, Noyes Avenue, Ladies of Longford, English Project
  • Food: Ji Lui’s, Ci Ci Pizza, and cotton candy, pop corn, snow cones.
  • Fruit Cake Tossing competition
  • Dodge Ball contest
  • Tennis games
  • Petting zoo
  • Clowns, Characitures, magic, balloon games, photo booth
  • Moon Bounce and 15 carnival games
  • Auctions, prizes and raffles: including week-end vacations, theme park tickets, autographed sports items, and much more.

I’d love to share an opprotunity for free admission and 10 free raffle tickets at the event by sending me an e-mail and I’ll forward the tickets right over.

Please encourge people to come out to support these courageous kids. They never lose their faith, while enduring incredible treatments.

Delaware Site of Annual Orchesis 2011 Production

Ohio Wesleyan University’s department of theatre and dance will stage “Orchesis 2011,” its annual dance concert, on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, on the University’s campus in Delaware, Ohio.

Both shows will be at 8 p.m. and take place on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center.

“Orchesis 2011” is under the artistic direction of Jill Becker, technical direction by Chad Knutson, and costume design is by Jacqueline Shelley. Stage management is by senior Carie Clark of Radnor.

Overall, the company includes about 40 students. The first half of this year’s performance, “Changing Light,” will explore various qualities of light, both natural and man-made, and the atmospheres they create. These dances, directed by Becker, are choreographed to music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

Choreographers for “Changing Light” include sophomore Kathleen Dalton of Litchfield, Ohio; junior Brittany Robertson of Wadsworth, Ohio; seniors Frieda Trovela of Morton Grove, Ill., Laurel M. Elliott of Phoenix, and Aryn Taylor of Athens, Ohio; and OWU faculty member Gregory Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The second half of the performance includes dances that explore emotions ranging from spiritual relationships and faith to human aggression. Choreographers include sophomores Tessa Cannon and Dublin’s April Warner; junior Brittany Robertson; seniors Rachel Spetrino, Gloria Clark, and Laurel Elliott; and faculty member Gregory Mack.

General admission is $10, $5 for Ohio Wesleyan employees, non-OWU students, and senior citizens. Admission is free for OWU students with a valid ID, courtesy of a grant from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs.

To reserve tickets, call (740) 368-3855 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Vincenzo's Convient Elegance Makes A Great Meal

Vincenzo’s Convient Elegance Inc is an old-fashioned Old World Italian bistro located on Sawmill Parkway and Route 161 in Dublin.

Founded in 1986, the facility is named in honor of owner Louis Bonfante’s grandfather, the staff and crew continues to create excellent meals without attempting to create a “flavor of the month” recipe. Sitting in a strip-mall this bistro sells mostly take-out orders but does have a couple of chairs to enjoy a lunch in.

Recently, Gretchen and I had the chance to enjoy lunch of calzones and the flavor was amazing. The calzones all looked so good, but there were also a selection of breads, and other fine Italian dishes.

We would probably not eat in the store again; however getting Vincenzo’s for a picnic would be a wonderful day out and about

Worthington's New Face, Old Flavor

Gretchen and I had the chance to visit Jason’s Restaurant and Bar at its new location in Worthington during our vacation.

Jason Liu, owner, Jason's Restaurant and Bar
Jason Liu, owner, Jason

While, Jason’s location at 6880 North High Street is its newest location it has been in Dublin for several years and owner Jason Liu (at left) is owner of China Way in the Worthington Square Mall.

We began with an appetizer of Calamari Fritto Misto ($8.99) which had calamari and banana peppers lightly dusted with batter and served with a spicy remoulade and marinara. The quality of the ingrediants was very evident, however we would liked a little more flavor in the batter.

Gretchen enjoyed the Garden Salad ($5.99) and I had a soup of the day ($3.99) which was a chicken barley. The two of them were exceptional. The Chicken Barley soup was one of the best I’ve ever had.

I had Chef Geoffrey’s Favorite Pasta ($10.99) and Gretchen had Grilled Chicken Alla Bruschetta ($11.99) for our entrees. Both of our entrees sounded a lot better on the menu than they tasted on the plate. The quality was evident in the ingrediants and the presentation was excellent.

The quality of the food was very evident. While neither of us were overly excited by our initial entree selections, we both plan to return and enjoy another entree.