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Delaware’s People In Need Calls For Volunteers

PIN2016 Produce Market Volunteer

Produce Market Basics:

Produce Markets are designed to provide fresh food to individuals and families in need. The Mid-Ohio Food Bank supplies all of the produce distributed at the Market and most of what is offered is fruits and vegetables but may also include bread and dairy items. Each Market can serve up to 300 families and eligibility is set at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. After each event is completed, any remaining produce is distributed to PIN food pantry clients and other MOFB Partner Agencies as needed.

In addition to PIN staff, each Market event needs approximately 10-15 volunteers to assist with this important project.


The 2016 events are scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month, March through November.


PIN facility at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.

Distribution Times:

2:30 to 4:30 PM

Volunteer Basics:

Recruited volunteers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior the market start time. We are asking for volunteers to show up between 1:30 and 2:00 PM and stay until the Market is closed at 4:30 PM.

Parking at the PIN facility is limited. Volunteers are to park in the Office City Parking lot across the street from PIN. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

The Markets are outside events and are held rain or shine, hot or cold; so please come prepared!

Volunteer jobs include: market set up, client sign in, assist clients to collect produce and move through the line, traffic control, and, clean up

How do I sign up? to volunteer call Randy Bournique at (740) 363-6284 or

send an e-mail to


Source: People In Need Press Release

Civil War Institute Director To Speak October 22, At Ohio Wesleyan

Civil War Expert to Discuss ‘The Final Battles of the 1865 and the Ongoing Civil War’


  DELAWARE, Ohio – As part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Ohio Wesleyan University will host Peter S. Carmichael, Ph.D., director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, discussing [Read more…]

Orange Branch Library to Host Book Release Party

In celebration of Mindy McGinnis’ new book 3 other authors come together for YA mega-night


Delaware, OH — Mindy McGinnis is celebrating the release of her third book,A Madness So Discreet, with a release party at the Delaware County District Library’s (DCDL) Orange Branch.

The Tuesday, October 6 visit is sponsored by Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store. McGinnis will speak at 7 p.m. Joining her is Jennifer McGowan, author of Maid of Wonder, Demitria Lunetta, author of In the After, and Geoffrey Girard, author of Project Cain.All of these authors are also featured in the new YA horror anthology, Among the Shadows.

“A Madness So Discreet, Mindy’s new gothic thriller, offers something new and, might I say, awesome, to fans of her dystopian duology, Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust,” said Teen Librarian Becky Woodruff. “Our teens love creepy reads, so Madness and the new anthology Among the Shadows: 13 Stories of Darkness and Light are sure to be popular this fall.”

A Madness So Discreet tells the tale of a girl who is sent to an asylum in Victorian times. Once a visiting doctor recognizes her potential beneath her anger they work side by side on crime scenes to uncover more about criminal psychology.

All of the featured titles are recommended for young adult reading levels. Copies of the books may be purchased the night of the event or in advance through Fundamentals by calling 740-363-0290.

Source: Delaware District Library



Buckeye Valley Lady Barons Soccer To Kick For The Cure

Buckeye Valley Kicking Children’s Cancer!


Join the Buckeye Valley Junior Varsity and Varsity Lady Barron Soccer teams so you can make a difference for children and families battling pediatric cancer.

The Buckeye Valley Lady Barons are donating all the proceeds from the Kick for The Cure soccer game against Jonathan Alder on Monday, September 29, 2015 to The Lampstrong Foundation, This foundation is a nonprofit founded by Columbus Crew and The Ohio State University Goalkeeper, Matt Lampson. Matt is a Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor.

The mission the the Lampstong Foundation is to provide financial, emotional and motivational support to cancer patients and their families and recognize the kids effected by this disease. The children supported by the foundation are recognized and honored as Lampstong Heros.

This past year The Lampstrong Foundation honored Junior, Buckeye Valley Lady Baron Anna Cox, a Hodgkins Lympoma survivor as a Lampstrong Hero.

Help support children like Anna by attending this game. The Junior Varsity team kicks off at 5:00pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Additional ways to support this great cause during the game are purchasing bake sale goodies, a 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales and purchasing concession items.

Enjoy a night out with family and friends for a great cause. Join Us for Kick For The Cure!

If you would like more information on the event, offering items for the raffle or donating, contact Jeff Cox at 898-430-4005

Source: Press Release

Hoover Cleanup Day September 26, 2015

Local Club Looking for Clean Up Help



Hoover Cleanup Day September 26
The Big Walnut Nature Club invites you to join them for Hoover Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 26.  This is part of a larger event [Read more…]

Parking Lot, Bike Path Seal Coating Scheduled

City of Delaware to Refresh Looks of Bike Path and Parking Lots.

DELAWARE – Black Dawg Seal Coating will be seal coating city parking lots and bike paths in September.

Work on the Winter Street and William Street parking lots will take September 28-October 1, weather permitting, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Winter St. parking lot will be completely closed to traffic during the sealing coating process. The William St. parking lot will be sealed in sections with the eastern half being completed first. Access to the western half will be available utilizing the entrance off Union Street. During work on the western half, access to the eastern section will be available by entering off William St. and exiting using Union St. When the Union St access way is being seal coated, access to the parking lot will be restricted. Public questions may be directed to the Customer Service Request Line at 740-203-1810.

Bike path seal coating bike will take place September 22-25, weather permitting, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will seal the trail running between Noble St. and Henry St; and the trail running along Henry St, from Wilmer St to William St

Public questions may be directed to the Customer Service Request Line at 740-203-1810.

Source: City of Delaware


Portions of Park Avenue to Close

Rail Crossing and Waterline Work to Affect Area

DELAWARE – Park Avenue will be closed at the CSX rail crossing and at Montrose Avenue, starting next week.

CSX will close Park Ave. to through traffic September 28-October 5, weather permitting, to repair the crossing.

On Monday, Sept. 28., ongoing water line work will require closing Park Ave. at the Montrose Ave. intersection for one day, weather permitting.

Source: City of Delaware


Delaware County Sheriff Announces Sobriety Checkpoint.

Planned Sobriety Checkpoint Location Is Undisclosed


Delaware County, OHIO – Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies will be operating a sobriety checkpoint this weekend to deter and detect impaired drivers. Currently, the location of the checkpoint is undisclosed. [Read more…]

Robert Morton Webb

Robert Morton Webb

image91, of Delaware passed away late Sunday afternoon September 20, 2015 at his residence.

He was born April 30, 1924 in Richwood, Ohio to the

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Make a Difference Day Ohio October 25, 2014

What a difference a day can make!

mddo1DELAWARE, OH – Make a Difference Day Ohio (MDDO) provides Ohioans the opportunity to gather together one day a year and help their community. On the last Saturday of October, every year, our nation comes together to make a difference in the lives of those around us. Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another.

Join Connections Volunteers Center in their celebration of Make A Difference Day Ohio in Delaware County on Saturday, October 25th. Our community needs all of us to help keep it clean, beautiful, and at its best!

Registration is available online at, for volunteers of all ages, and project ideas in association with MDDO. Hundreds of volunteers will gather, beginning at 8:00 am at Camp Lazarus with a light breakfast and job assignments for the volunteers. Volunteers then go to Senior Citizen’s homes and area non-profits to do outdoor chores or a special project. The volunteers then return to Camp Lazarus around noon to turn in their paperwork, grab a hot dog and talk about how much fun they had and how much it meant to the people they served.

mddo3“We look forward to coordinating Make a Difference Day in Delaware County every year.  It is just three hours of time for one person, but multiply that by hundreds of volunteers and the impact is astounding thanks to the response from our community.  It is the perfect occasion for families and groups of all ages to volunteer together as a team, or any individual wanting to give back.  Just one morning of volunteering truly makes a lasting difference.” says Suzanne Pingry, Connections Volunteer Program Director.

This intergenerational event is open to volunteers of all ages – individuals, families and groups are welcome.  Last year more than 40 Senior Citizens and 20+ Delaware area non-profits received volunteer services.  Everyone is looking forward to doing it again!

Sign up to join the fun before Monday, October 13, 2014 at or you can call 740-363-5000,  pre-registration is required.