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Rock the Boat Caribbean Cruise Event

 

 

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014  6 – 10 p.m.

Sumptuous food, island-themed games, auctions, steel drum music, dancing, PLUS a 7-night Caribbean Cruise for two. The Rock the Boat Cruise Event has it all!  Buy your tickets now and support programs and services provided by the Council for Older Adults.

 

To buy tickets or for more info: http://growingolder.org/cruise/

The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, August 11, 2014

"Masked Juice" is ready to get the game restarted! Photo by Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.

Ohio Machine playoff bound! (Staff photo)

Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

Spenser Hickey: Machine achieve playoff spot with 14-10 victory

Council for Older Adults: Volunteers needed

OPAL Annual Conference at MTSO

Biz Journals.com: Ohio Wesleyan raises $30.2 million in 2014, including $8 million from former Warren Buffett colleague

Central Ohio News

Fashion Meets Music Festival : Link here

Ohio News

City of Dayton: Tire buyback is back 

National News

AP: Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

ADPemploymentreport.com: ADP Regional Employment Report: Big Gap in Jobs Added Between South and Other Regions

International

BBC.com:  The Senegal tech hub run by women for women

Sports

Cleveland.com:  Johnny Manziel puts heat on Brian Hoyer in Browns’ 13-12 loss to Lions 

Thought/Word for the day

“How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing!” Neville Chamberlain (thinkexist.com)
Ponderous

What Our Writers Wrote

Hannah Kern:  OWU Officer First to Author Delaware’s Ghostly Encounters  

Of Interest To Us

Pagesix.com: Clintons rent Hamptons home for $100K

Top 10 list!

Listverse: 10 Greatest Impostors Of The 20th Century

Tune of The Day

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967

Today’s Sponsor

Wills, trusts, real estate:  D.J. Young Attorney – Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney, & Young LLP  (740) 363-1213

Readers Picks

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Council for Older Adults Volunteer Open House On July 17

Join us to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at the Council for Older Adults. Meet with staff and current volunteers to learn about how you can get involved.

  • Drive local seniors to medical appointments as a TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT
  • Help schedule appointments and counsel seniors on basic Medicare questions as an INSURANCE VOLUNTEER
  • Represent the Council at various health fairs and festivals as a COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR
  • Work with MEALS ON WHEELS to prepare or deliver meals to homebound seniors

To RSVP for the volunteer open house, or for more information about the volunteer program, please call Sharon at 740-203-2386 or visit the link below

LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE

The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

Farmer’s Market – Downtown Delaware today, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

City of Delaware:  Dog Park Planning Committee to meet June 19

Vinton Daily News:  Frontier Launches Pay-as-you-go Broadband  [Read more…]

The Delaware Ohio Daily Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Last day of April…make it count!

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

DelawareO.com (exclusive): Storms Causes Havoc in Delaware, Ohio

City of Delaware: Portion of Section Line Rd. Closed May 5-June 30  

Lima Ohio.com: Fair board seeks 3 percent bed tax

Central Ohio News

Biz Journals.com:  Mitt Romney affiliate buys most of Metro West apartment complex

10TV.com: Wind Damage Reported Across Central Ohio

Ohio News

Dayton Daily News: Financial troubles lead to purchase of Urbana U.

National News

ABC News: Taco Bell Reveals Its Mystery Beef Ingredients

International

CBS News: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: GeoResonance survey company says “wreckage of a commercial airliner” found

Sports

CNN: NBA commissioner bans Clippers owner Sterling, pushes to ‘force a sale’ of team

Thought for the day

Love the greening up outside.

Word of the day

Astral – relating to the stars

What Our Writers Wrote

Cali Ford: New Books Climbing the Social Ladder (Part 1)

Of Interest To Us

Today is Oatmeal cookie day.

Top 10 list!

All top tenz: 10 Amazing Stories About 10 Incredible Trees

Readers Picks Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@DelawareO.com with a link, why it interest you, and how you would like to see your name credited for finding the link. We may publish it under our “Readers Picks.”

Tune of The Day

Roger Hodgson – Give A Little Bit

Advertiser of the Day

Council for Older Adults – Enrichment Center

The Delaware Ohio Daily Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Another day off for most folks, but not us!

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

City of Delaware: Easter Egg Hunt

OWU: Ohio Wesleyan Awards $74,000 in Spring 2014 Theory-to-Practice Grants

Ideastream.org: Nearly 200 Cases of Mumps Reported in Franklin and Delaware Counties

Central Ohio News

10tv.com: Ohio Homeland Security unveils phone safety app

Crescent-news.com: Conn. House rejects ban on modified grass seed

Ohio News

NBC News: Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity to Fracking

National News

ABC News:  Ripples of Nevada Range Showdown Spreading in West  (Trend?)

International

CNN:  Listen for a ping, and the water may play tricks on you

Sports

Brandon Rosin:  NCAA Lacrosse Weekend Update – Week 9 (The Ohio Machine.com)

Thought for the day

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

Word of the day

Redundant – redundant, redundant, etc.

What Our Writers Wrote

Katie Longtine:  Starting College while in High School

Of Interest To Us

The Hollywood Gossip.com:  Celebrity Salaries: Who Made What in 2013?

Top 10 list!

Merriam – Webster: Scrabble… Top 10 Words to Up Your Game 

Our readers love top 10 lists. Share your list with us so we can share with others! info@delawareo.com.

Readers Picks Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@DelawareO.com with a link, why it interest you, and how you would like to see your name credited for finding the link. We may publish it under our “Readers Picks.”

Tune of The Day

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

Advertiser of the Day

Council for Older Adults – Enrichment Center (Two month trial membership)

Delaware Can Meet Your 2014 Resolutions.

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Happy New Year!

Coming up with that New Years Resolution list is easy, however, accomplishing those things can often be a challenge. Fortunately, Delaware has everything and anything you need to check off those resolutions off your list, one by one.

According to USA.gov, the two things at the top of most people’s new resolution lists are losing weight and volunteering. Both of these goals produce very beneficial results, and most importantly, the resources needed are located right here in Delaware.

Loosing Weight

According to CDC.gov, 30.1% of adults living in Ohio are obese. The seriousness of our weight problem is evident in the illness tied to those extra pounds: 11.7% of Ohio’s adults had diabetes in 2012 and 32.7% had high blood pressure. Still, there are ways to take control and knock off a few pounds right here in Delaware County.

If the whole idea of running on the treadmill and lifting weights paints an unpleasant picture in your head, try zumba. You do not have to be an expert dancer to try it out either. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance. Typically, all you have to do is mimic the instructor’s moves as best as you can. Classes are offered in gyms all around Delaware such as Metro Fitness and Get Fit. Just visit their websites for class schedules.

Believe it or not, walking is a great source of exercise depending on how much you do it. Typically, you can burn between 150-160 calories just from walking one mile. Get in the habit of taking a morning stroll every morning. The trail at Smith Park measures 1.1 miles, Mingo Park’s trail is 1 mile, Carson Farms has a trail that is .4 miles, Kensington Trail is .5 miles, and Stratford Woods has a trail that is .5 miles long. The indoor recreation center at Mingo Park is also open for walking during inclement weather at 7:30am on weekdays. Thirteen laps around the gym is equal to 1 mile.

If it’s laziness you’re worried about and lack of consistency, Delaware does have some personal trainers out and about. Thumbtack.com finds personal trainers near you that work within your schedule and help you work toward your personal goals whether it’s weight loss, muscle, aerobics, or cardio. Just visit this link here if you want to find one in Delaware http://www.thumbtack.com/oh/delaware/personal-trainers/

After a long day of training, make sure to stop by Pure-N-Simple Natural Foods on 23 W. Winter Street in Delaware. They specialize in organic and natural foods and products. Here are some healthy food trips and tricks offered to you by them:

  1. Use spices like chili power, turmeric, and basil instead of salt. These spices all help reduce inflammation.
  2.  Use avocado as a spread for your sandwiches instead of mayo
  3.  Use olive oil and spices instead of creamy dressings. The olive oil is full of anti-inflammatory polyphenols.
  4. Eat plain Greek Yogurt with berries instead of eggs. Eggs are good as long as they are fortified with Omega 3’s
  5. Eat vegetarian chili instead of a turkey sandwich. Eating legumes regularly can help reduce the levels of inflammation
  6.  Use cinnamon instead of sugar in your tea or coffee. Cinnamon is a spice that helps reduce inflammation.

Volunteering

The benefits you gain from volunteering are worth way more than the money you’d get from a real job. Research has shown that 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without. Along with that, 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills have benefited by either getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Plus, volunteering is a priceless gesture. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you did something good for someone else willingly.

Delaware businesses and organizations are always looking for a helping hand. Grady Hospital is a perfect example. If interested, volunteers must complete the volunteer applications and return it to the Volunteer Services Department while completing a background check. Volunteer opportunities include working in the gift shop, helping transport discharged patients, providing those in the waiting area with refreshments, and working with guest services. More info can be found at ohiohealth.com/gradyvolunteers/

Ever heard the saying “respect your elders?” Well now you can, by volunteering at the Council for Older Adults. Applications are online, and volunteer opportunities include delivering hot meals to older adults in the community as a Meals on Wheels driver or assistant, lending a hand with kitchen and dining center tasks in the Food and Nutritional Services Program, helping with mailing and other clerical work in the council office, and more. More info is at growingolder.org/volunteer-opportunities/

If you love working with animals, then the Human Society is the perfect place to volunteer at. They are always looking for cat socializers, dog walkers, people to just spend time with the animals, people to help the staff with their tasks and so much more. Although much of the work is done at the shelter, other tasks can be done in your own home. They need people to help out at the front desk, take dogs to off-site adoption events, answer the phones, and participate in fundraising. Cleaners are difficult to find, but they are still looking! The Human Society is supported financially by just the donations they receive. They receive no government funds, so volunteers are essential. There’s also the Reading to the Animals Program that children can help out with. To sign up for that, go to signupgenius.com, and when prompted, enter with the volunteer email address volunteerhsdc@hotmail.com. More info is at hsdcohio.org/volunteerpage.htm

So how about it Delaware, what are some of your New Years resolutions for 2014 and how do you plan on sticking with them? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

The Delaware Daily – Sunday, November 10, 2013

The perfect morning - DelawareO and a cup of coffee

The perfect morning – DelawareO and a cup of coffee

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

Council for Older Adults – Grand Opening of Two New Senior Dining Centers

FEMA – Replacing Your Important Papers (Everyone should bookmark this page)

Central Ohio News

Columbus Business First – Minority-owned investment bank Blaylock Robert Van opens Columbus office

Ohio News

ABC News: “WWII Doolittle Raiders Make Final Toast in Ohio”-True American Heros, Thank you! ~ROC

 Newsnet5.com – Akron business, homes evacuated Saturday in chemical spill, 1 firefighter overcome by fumes 

WCMH NBC4i: “U.S. Marshals Announce Top 4 Most-Wanted Fugitives

BUCKEYES

 

Thought for the day

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Word of the day

Rorschach test (m-w.com) – noun:  a personality and intelligence test in which someone looks at ink blots of different shapes and then describes what the shapes look like. Used in a sentence: Not even going to try to! – SJE

What Our Writees Wrote

Kelsey Sommers: “Its Fun To Play At Our YMCA

Roy Mayberry: “Movie Review: Carrie (2013)”

Of Interest To Us  

Texas Monthly: “Yes, This Is A Corn Maze Shaped Like Willie Nelson”-My Grandpa made me into a Willie fan. I think this is neat. ~ROC

The Telegraph: “Olympic torch goes on a spacewalk”

Top 10 list!

Toastmasters International: 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes

Our readers love top 10 lists. Share your list with us so we can share with others! info@delawareo.com.

Readers Picks Have something you would like to see in the “Delaware Daily?” Email us at info@DelawareO.com with a link, why it interest you, and how you would like to see your name credited for finding the link. We may publish it under our “Readers Picks.”

Tune of The Day

Ted Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra – “In the Mood” One of the most recognizable pieces of all time. -SJE

Advertiser of the day 

Carefree Lawn Care is here to help you with all your lawn care needs. It is not too early to plan Spring 2014! http://www.carefreelawncare.webs.com/