Symphony Opens Season With a Nod to Hispanic Composers and Performers

Central Ohio Symphony Opens 37th Season In Delaware

Central Ohio Symphony Preforming at Grey Chapel

The Central Ohio Symphony taking a bow

When the Central Ohio Symphony launches its 37th season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, it will fill the auditorium at Gray Chapel with the sound of Brahms and works by three Latino/Hispanic composers. 

The season debut concert will feature a world premiere of Recuerdos by Ohio composer Sonia Morales-Matos, along with Danzon #2 by Arturo Márquez and Huapango by José Pablo Mancayo.  The orchestra will also showcase two members of the internationally renown Dalí Quartet, violinist Simón Gollo and cellist Jesús Morales, performing the Double Concerto in A Minor by Johannes Brahms. This will be the third concert featuring the cellist Morales, brother of composer Sonia Morales-Matos and Music Director Jaimes Morales-Matos, who will begin his 13th season with the Symphony. 

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IRONMAN Announces IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio Triathlon

IRONMAN To Take Place Downtown Delaware


IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio TriathlonTAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – IRONMAN announced today the addition of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Ohio triathlon, which will take place on August 21, 2016, in the scenic and historic city of Delaware. The race venue is located just north of the bustling capital city of Columbus.

“As the IRONMAN 70.3 race series continues to grow, we are excited to have Delaware, Ohio join our family of exceptional events,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. “IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio is sure to provide unforgettable race experiences for our athletes and we are proud to be able to offer a new race in this central location.”

The IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon begins with a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the calm waters of Delaware Lake. Athletes will then embark on a flat and fast 56-mile bike course that includes a few technical sections along the way. The course will wind through Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties before returning to Transition 2, located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium. Finally, athletes will take on a double-loop, 13.1-mile run course with gently rolling hills. The course offers scenic country views and an amazing finish in front of Selby Stadium.

“Delaware is honored to host the new IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio event and the sport’s best athletes,” said Delaware Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle. “This spectacular event and the city of Delaware will provide a great experience for the athletes, fans and families.”

Centrally located in Ohio, Delaware is located less than 30 miles north of the capital city of Columbus. With its rich history and traditional downtown, the city of Delaware offers both historic sites along with modern accommodations. Delaware is home to Ohio Wesleyan University, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. The city is also famous for The Little Brown Jug, an internationally known horse race which is part of the Triple Crown of harness racing.

The IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon will offer age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, recently announced to be taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio will open October 27, 2015 at

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit Athlete inquiries may be directed to


Source: IRONMAN Press Release



Ghost Towns in Delaware County

The Forgotten Places of Delaware, Ohio…


Have you seen this Ghost Town?

Have you seen this Ghost Town?

According to author and researcher Rick Helwig, there are approximately 8,000 to 9,000 ghost towns in Ohio.  Helwig, the director of the Center for Ghost Town Research in Ohio, spoke to a large crowd during a program put on by the Delaware County Historical Society at the First Presbyterian Church.

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The Delaware County Fair:  Ponder the Past and Prepare for a Blast

Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds
Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds

Delaware County Fair’s history and tradition leads makes the fair what it is today.

So it’s almost time for the Delaware County Fair.  While dinner options might include fried candy bars and pepperoni sticks, or perhaps a trip to the Buckeye Valley booth for healthier fare, there was a time when the county fair meant [Read more…]

Sandusky Street Water Line Project to Begin Today

DELAWARE – City of Delaware crews will replace a 65-year-old section of water line along Sandusky Street, between Weiser Avenue and Birch Bend, beginning August 18. The project will require about one month to complete.

The City is replacing a water main that has a history of four breaks dating to 2007 and most recently in 2013. Water service interruptions will be necessary and notices will be made 24-hours in advance to the affect residents. After the new water main has been installed and placed into service, pavement and turf restoration will take place.

While every attempt will be made to keep construction disturbance to a minimum, area residents may experience road closures, traffic delays, restricted street parking, and increased noise during regular business hours. Road closure signage and related traffic control devices will be in place. The City will make every effort to provide 24 hours advance notice of any non-emergency water shut down, but residents may experience short periods of no water service.

Public questions may be directed to the Public Utilities Department, 740-203-1904. Residents also can follow the project on Twitter and on the city’s Facebook page.


Source City of Delaware.

3rd annual Delaware Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk & Little Gobbler Kid’s Run

3rd annual Delaware Turkey Trot 5k run/walk & Little Gobbler Kid’s Run

Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, 2014. The race begins at 8:30 a.m
Held on Mill Road Crossing (Behind Glenwood Commons; Meijer/Kohl’s Shopping Center).

This event is for the whole family. 100% of the proceeds go to the Autism Society of Central Ohio. Come join us as we raise money for Autism research and care. We have donated $15,000 over the last two years!

You can learn more about the race, the cost, and you can register online at the race website:

Questions/Comments: Contact us at is not responsible for delays, cancellations, or details of this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact event sponsor.

Blast From the Past Raises Funds for Ohio Health Hospice’s Future (Slideshow)

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Attendees were treated to a day of downtown Delaware fun as 675 classic vehicles of all makes and models lined the streets. In its 21st year, and 14th in the City of Delaware, the Vintage Auto Club’s “Blast From the Past” auto show continues to fundraise for Ohio Health Hospice while providing a day of family fun.

A daylong event, organizer Jim Clements estimates over $15,000 will be presented to Ohio Health Hospice in addition to the lifetime $209,000 already donated. Vintage Auto Club and its partners presented over 125 awards to participating cars, trucks and motorcycles.

A widely popular event, organizers struggle to count the number of attendees. “The number of attendees is something we are often asked but we have no idea of the count,” said Clements.
Another factor that is hard for Vintage Auto Club to put a number to is the amount of caring individuals and organizations that helped to make the event possible.

“The Vintage Auto Club members receive a lot of compliments on the Blast From The Past car show and a lot of that praise needs to be extended to all of our sponsors, the City, many volunteers, downtown businesses and the public for all the hospitality that is shown to the cruisers when they come into downtown Delaware. A big thank you to all,” said Clements.

Photo Credit Kelesy Sommers.

The Delaware Chair: A Seat Worth Saving

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Grab a reader, take a seat, and lets explore the Delaware Chair Company.

The Delaware Chair Company was an international award winning manufacturer of chairs, some of which found their way to the White House.  Ranging from institutional chairs for firehouses and schools including Ohio Wesleyan University, to more plush versions for the nation’s capitol and such places as the Great Southern Hotel and the Neil House, the chairs were eventually sold around the world.

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Lightning Pictures from June 23, 2014 storms.

Photo’s taken from the North West side of Delaware, Ohio Monday June 23, 2014 between 10:00 pm and 11:15 facing East.

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American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Delaware

Relay For Life of Delaware

Friday, May 30, 2014  6:00PM

Delaware County Fairgrounds Midway
236 Pennsylvania Ave, Delaware OH 43015


To Sign up, Donate or for more info click here


Here is the schedule:

2014 Relay for Life Schedule

3-6- Camp set-up

6-6:15- Welcome

6:15-6:45- Survivor & Caregiver Lap

6:45-7:45- Angel’s Hi-Steppers & Performing Arts Dance Centre

7-8- Team Banner Lap/Jungle Gym (walk the track with your team while displaying a banner with your team name)

8-9 –Kung Fu Fighting lap/ Ruffing Martial Arts (get your hi-karate moving!)

9-10- Ms. Relay (dress a daring man as an attractive lady to earn money on the track)

10-11- Luminaria ceremony (remember loved ones who have survived a battle against cancer or passed from cancer)

11-12- Mellow out Lap

12-1- Juggling contest/Rookie Award (can you juggle better than the rest of the crowd?)

1-2- Pacers for Life (team entertainment)

2-3- Strohlin for a Cure (team entertainment)

3-4- E Pluribus Unum (team entertainment)

4-5- 70’s Funk hour (get down with your funky self!)

5-6- Beach/Buffet hour (hear the ocean waves)

6-7- Rooster call/Fight Back ceremony (give us your best rooster crow)

7-8- Trivia with Roger

8-9 – Free Space

9-10- Little Brown Jug Square Dancers

10-11- Free Space

11-12- Closing ceremony

**Food available beginning at 6:45**

**Games begin at 6:45**