OWU Community Day & Expo Coming Soon!

Join C.G. Boyce Real Estate to celebrate the OWU, Delaware Communities

The Bishop Backers invite you to save the date for Winter Community Day 2019, a countywide celebration of Delaware that includes free admission to an Ohio Wesleyan University men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo that showcases local nonprofit organizations and businesses.

Winter Community Day 2019 will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Branch Rickey Arena and Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

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Bishop Backers Winter Community Day 2019 will be held Feb. 16, 2019, at Ohio Wesleyan University. The free event will feature an OWU basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo with a YMCA children’s play area and a visit from Columbus Zoo animals. Last year’s expo included a visit from penguin. (Photo by Cole Hatcher)

Those wishing to have a table at the Delaware Expo are asked to register online now at www.owu.edu/BishopBackers. Registration is free for nonprofit organizations. For-profit businesses are asked to contribute a minimum $10 gift card to be used for event raffles. The registration deadline is Feb. 4.

During the annual Bishop Backers event, both the OWU men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on the Big Red from Denison University, with the women’s game tipping off at 1 p.m. and the men’s game following at 3 p.m. Admission to the doubleheader is free with a canned food or monetary donation that will benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance, a United Way of Delaware County initiative.

The Delaware Expo will be open from noon to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and will include giveaways for the first 100 people through the door. It also will feature an indoor children’s play area courtesy of the Delaware Community Center YMCA, a visit from Columbus Zoo animals at 2:15 p.m., a chance to meet OWU athletes, and free raffles for prizes including a big-screen television.

Community Day is intended to bring people together for a free afternoon of entertainment and education, building on the strong sense of cooperation and collaboration that makes Delaware such a great community. The expo also will help businesses and nonprofit organizations to connect with potential customers and volunteers, including Ohio Wesleyan students and alumni.

The Bishop Backers is an organization of community advocates interested in sharing information about OWU athletics and other events at Ohio Wesleyan and in connecting potential student-volunteers, interns, and employees with local organizations.

Fire & Ice Highlights Delaware’s First Friday

Join Main Street Delaware downtown Friday, January 4, for a Fire and Ice First Friday from 6-8 p.m.

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Warm yourself by the fire as you enjoy the art of ice sculpting. Fire barrels and an ice sculptor will be downtown for your enjoyment for the 6 – 8 p.m. event.

In addition, participating businesses will be offering free make-and-take crafts, samples, and more.

The evening is sponsored by Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Delaware and SERVPRO of Delaware.

Learn more about these and other downtown events and volunteer opportunities online or Facebook page.

Farm Fresh Coming to Hilliard

Vintage Market Days at Franklin County Fairgrounds September 7-9

Whatever you may be looking for it will probably be at “Farm Fresh” presented by Vintage Market Days in Hilliard, Ohio, on September 7-9.

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Vintage Market Days presents “Farm Fresh” at Franklin County Fairgrounds September 7-9. (Image courtesy of facebook.com/vmdwestcbus)

The event – featured recently on Fox 28 – is one of sixty put on across the country by Vintage Market Days and is known for having a large collection of vendors that traditionally focus on the “rustic” styles that are so popular on HGTV these days.

The Mid-Ohio Habitat for Humanity ReStore is listed as benefiting from the event.

Tickets are good for the entire weekend! Buy them on Friday for $10 or $5 on Saturday or Sunday. Children (12-under) are free and parking is $1 per vehicle.

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Olivina Featured on Fox28 Thursday

Spotlight on white balsamics in Delaware

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Cameron Fontanta, left, will be at Olivina Taproom in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday for a segment on Fox28 Columbus. (Photo credit: Fox 28)

Olivina Taproom will be featured in a mini-series on Fox28 Columbus’s “Good Day Columbus” and the “Good Day Marketplace” on Thursday, August 2.

Tune in at 10 a.m. for their second segment that will feature a drink demonstration with Cameron Fontana and a spotlight on the delicious white balsamics.
The other shows include and in-studio cooking demonstration with Chef Michael on August 7 and vinaigrettes and salads will be showcased on August 15.

If your missed Olivina’s first appearance, you are in lucks as you can watch it at the Fox28 Columbus web site.

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Gardening, Arts Festival in Delaware

Scioto Garden’s 12th Annual Event!

The 12th-annual Gardening & Arts Festival will take place Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Delaware, Ohio.

The event will include a wide selection of gardening workshops, live music and local food will be available!

Live Music Schedule

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Doug Wood will perform instrumentally at 4 p.m. at the Gardening & Arts Festival on July 21 at Scioto Gardens in Delaware, Ohio. (photo from www.dougwoodmusic.com)

  • 10 a.m. – 3 Day Weekend (Jazz)
  • Noon – Museaic (flute, guitar instrumental hits)
  • 2 p.m. – Charlie Mosbrook (folk singer / songwriter)
  • 4 p.m. – Doug Wood (instrumental)

Gardening Workshops

  • 10 a.m. – Grow, Muddle & Stir
  • 11 a.m. – Attracting, Pollinators to your Garden
  • Noon – Spider in the Garden: Friend or Foe
  • 1 p.m. – Permaculture
  • 2 p.m. – Design Secrets for a Stylish Native Plant Garden
  • 3 p.m. – Rain Gardens
  • 4 p.m. – Beekeeping Basics

Food will include Wagner Farm Pork Concessions and Italian Ice by I Cee Rainbows.

Scioto Gardens is located at 3351 West State Route 37 in Delaware, Ohio.

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