Final Farmer’s Market for fall


Compiled by Gary Budzak -

A banner for the weekly Farmer’s Market, which will end for the season on Oct. 13.

A banner for the weekly Farmer’s Market, which will end for the season on Oct. 13.

Editor’s Note

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Saturday, October 13 — Friday, October 19

Sunbury Farmers’ Market

Please plan to join us for the 14th annual Sunbury Farmers’ Market on the scenic Sunbury Square each Saturday, beginning May 19th and running through October 13th, 2018, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. until noon at Scenic Sunbury Square! This season’s market is sponsored by Lee Wrangler Outlet at Tanger & The Middlefield Bank in Sunbury. Vendors will be with us to offer home-grown and hand-made items for your shopping pleasure.

Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection

The Delaware Knox Marion Morrow Solid Waste District is sponsoring a hazardous waste and paint collection event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 935 US Rte. 23 N. For more details, visit or call 740-368-1700.

Delaware Martial Arts Open

This event will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Delaware YMCA, and will be the first of a series of open tournaments to be facilitated by the YMCA in conjunction with Scodova’s Stable Martial Arts.

Festival for Good

The third annual Festival For Good kicks off its 2018 event on October 13 in its new home, historic Franklinton, between the Land-Grant and Brewdog breweries. This year’s event will feature local craft beer, food trucks, live music and fun for all ages.

The Festival for Good promotes an innovative concept called ‘social entrepreneurship’. The annual event brings together social enterprises, old and new, so attendees can explore who, what and how they want to support businesses working toward social change throughout the year. Festival goers can expect to see social enterprises from a variety of industries participating in the one day event. When: Saturday, October 13th, noon-8 p.m. Where: Franklinton, between Land-Grant and Brewdog. What: A festival celebrating local social enterprises giving back to our community.

Boo ‘n Brew

Come celebrate all things Halloween at Boo ‘n Brew every Saturday in October from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. (October 6, 13, 20, 27) at the Polaris Fashion Place Lifestyle Center near the fountain by The Cheesecake Factory Columbus, Ohio, 43240. Families can stroll up and down the Lifestyle Center collecting goodies from merchants and take part in fun, kid-friendly activities including crafts, a costume parade, laser tag, a photo booth, airbrush tattoos, a palm reader, trick-or-treating, entertainers and more. Over 21? Parents and beer lovers can enjoy the beer garden as well as live music.

Union County roadwork

SR 38 between SR 736 and 7th St. has been reduced to one lane for paving. Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers. At 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13: All lanes open.

Bible Drive taking place

The inaugural Bible Drive for Africa Walk-a-thon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Kaltenbach Park, 5985 Cara Road, Dublin. Registration for the walk will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., and participants are encouraged to bring new Bibles to donate. Monetary donations will be accepted to help pay for the Bibles to be shipped to Africa. The event will be held rain or shine. The Bible Drive is being organized by the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell. For more information on the walk or to make a donation (Bible or monetary), email

Prairie Gardening

Wild Ones Columbus present Prairies of North America with emphasis on the tall grass prairies of Ohio and making a recipe for a prairie garden. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 South Hempstead Road, Westerville, OH 43081.

Outdoor Exploration Expo

Learn a new skill, try your hand at various outdoor activities or discover a new hobby as Preservation Parks teams up with central Ohio outdoor organizations to present this day of free outdoor discovery! The Outdoor Exploration expo is presented by the Columbus Fishing Expo and sponsored by Ace Archers and the L.L. Bean outdoor discovery school. Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Camp Lazarus, 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware.

Stone Soup

Bring the family out to Gallant Farm to hear the old folk tale of how a town came together to feed a hungry stranger. After the story, try our take on stone soup, made with love on the wood burning stove. Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m. at Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

Cruise-In and Cook-Off

The Westerville Community United Church of Church will have a Cruise-In and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Oct. 14, 4-7 p.m. in their parking lot, 770 County Line Road, Westerville. There’s even a kids’ Hot Wheels car race.

Westerville Symphony Presents A Voyage to Scandinavia

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University is proud to announce the opening concert of its 36th season, which we are calling Music Beyond our Borders. The program includes pieces by the three titans of Scandinavian composers: Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius. Each has their unique compositional style which evokes the musical landscape of beautiful northern Europe. The concert takes place on October 14, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Fritsche Theatre in Cowan Hall at Otterbein University.

Story Time in the Park

Join staff from the Delaware County Library as the read about Fall leaves, then take part in an activity or craft. A short nature walk will be offered afterward. Free, ages 0-5 with an adult. Monday, October 15, 10 a.m. at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

SR 750 Resurfacing Work

From 10/1/18 to 10/15/18, SR 750 between US 23 and Old State Rd. in Delaware County will be reduced to one lane in both directions for resurfacing. At 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, all lanes open.

Bishop Road closure

The Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing Bishop Road between Steamtown Road and Horseshoe Road for a culvert replacement on Monday, October 15, 2018 through Friday, October 19, 2018.

Marion County work

SR 203 between SR 4 and Newmans Cardington Rd. at 7 a.m. Oct. 15, will close for culvert pipe replacement. DETOUR: SR 203 to SR 4 SB to SR 47 WB to SR 37 NB to SR 739 EB to SR 203 or reverse. All lanes will open at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

SR 3 Closures

Beginning the week of Monday, October 15, SR 3 will be closed at various locations between Pigeon Roost Road and Ravin Road for culvert replacements. The schedule will be as follows, weather permitting:

Oct. 15 – 17: SR 3 between Ravin Road and Jelloway Road; Oct. 17 – 19: SR 3 between Ireland Road and Pealer Mill Road; Oct. 22: SR 3 between Snively Road and Bear Run Road; Oct. 23 – 24: SR 3 between Sapp Run Road and Lifer Road; Oct. 25 – 26: SR 3 between Pigeon Roost Road and Sapp Run Road. Detour: SR 97 to SR 95 to SR 13 and reverse

Flu Shots

A local flu shot clinic will be held 5-6:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Vineyard Church, 1001 Cherry St., Sunbury.

Business roundtable

Do you have suggestions on how to make it easier to operate a business in Ohio? Stop by the chamber meeting room to discuss with Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. Tuesday, 10/16/18, 11 a.m.-noon, chamber meeting room, 39 East Granville, Sunbury Square. Visit link to register.

Otterbein University’s New President to Speak at Graduate Guest Lecture on Oct. 16

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Graduate School’s annual fall Executive Guest Lecture Series will feature Otterbein’s 21st president, John Comerford, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at The Point, 60 Collegeview Road. A reception starts at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Comerford will discuss how graduate programs will continue to impact the growth and innovation of not only the Westerville community, but central Ohio and beyond.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Register at Contact the Graduate School at with questions.

Quarterly Breakfast @ Northstar!

With Census 2020 on the horizon, and the Village of Sunbury on the cusp of becoming a city, residents of Sunbury will be given a choice this November to vote to establish a Charter, and if so, which 15 individuals will be elected to serve on a Charter Commission that will be tasked with creating the Charter. Residents of Sunbury are eligible to serve on the Charter Commission. State law prohibits the village administrator and current council members from serving. The charter commission would meet 1-2 times per month for approximately 10 months and would draft a proposed charter. That proposed charter would then be mailed, upon completion, to Sunbury residents for review next October and then voted upon in the November, 2019 election.

Representatives regarding the Sunbury Charter issue will be on hand to speak as well as other candidates running in the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018. Friday, 10/19/18, 7:30-9 a.m. @ Northstar Golf Club, 1150 Wilson Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074. Free to all Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce members & guests thanks to our generous sponsors! To register, visit:

Bridge Update

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the 90-day closure of CR 15 between Township Rd. 213 and CR 26 in Morrow County has been extended two weeks due to weather. CR 15 closed 7/5/18 for bridge replacement. DETOUR: CR 15 to CR 26 to Township Rd. 213 to CR 212 to CR 15 and reverse. At 3 PM FRIDAY 10/19/18: All lanes open, weather permitting.

Saturday, October 20 — Friday, October 26

Rally for Ally

The Rally for Ally is noon-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at PJ’s Restaurant, 571 W. Cherry St., Sunbury. This fund-raiser is for Ally Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who attends Big Walnut Intermediate and is in the hospital batting cancer. There will be food, music, raffles, silent auction (including a Blue Jackets suite), bounce house, helicopter, fire trucks and a motorcycle ride. Registration is 10 a.m.-noon at A.D. Farrow’s with a suggested donation of $30 per bike. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Anderson family.

Fall crafts show

‘Tis the season for craft shows and one with a raffle will take place Saturday, 10/20/18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Sunbury VFW Post 8736, 435 McGill St., Sunbury. Visit

Preservation Parks Presents

  • All aboard for Railroad Fun. Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, 12-4 p.m. Join us at the Sandel Legacy Trail house for this model railroad open house. Watch the model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside, and learn about railroading in America. Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon Street, Sunbury. Free; all ages.
  • Trick or Treat Trail. Sunday, October 21, 1-4 p.m. Come in costume to gather treats from characters along the s-p-o-o-k-y trail. Decorate pumpkins, enjoy a hayride and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Free, all ages. Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
  • Fall on the Farm. Sunday, October 21, 1-4 p.m. Join us for fall work and fun at the farm! See how corn was picked and shocked by hand, and then help us press apples. You’ll sample the delicious apple juice and join in with other farm activities. Visitors can also head across the road to Gallant Woods Park for the popular Trick or Treat Trail, also 1-4 p.m. Free, all ages. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.
  • Delaware County Bird Club: Bugs, Birds and the Web of Life. Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend this Delaware County Bird Club meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker will begin at 7p.m. Scott Hogsten will talk about bugs, birds and the web of life. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.
  • Learn to Knit Series.Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. Learn to knit during this four-week series. Each week will focus on a different step in the process and will build off skills learned the previous week. Class dates are Nov. 7, 14, 28, and Dec. 5. To register, visit, click on this program in the program calendar and follow the RSVP instructions. Registration is required by Oct. 24 and there is a $20 fee for this four-week program. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Community Bonfire

The Powell Police Department and Liberty Township Fire Department are hosting the annual Community Bonfire from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street, Powell. Guests will enjoy free hot dogs, apple cider, doughnut holes and marshmallows to roast over one of the fires. Parking is at City of Powell Municipal Building Parking Lot or public parking spaces in downtown Powell. Thank you to our community partners Mount Carmel Health, Technicare, Comfort Xpress LLC, KEMBA Financial Credit Union,Giant Eagle, Amber Elizabeth Photography, Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer, Living Hope Church, Powell Sertoma Club, Olentangy Rotary Club and the Powell Kiwanis Club for making this event possible.

‘Treat Yourself’ at Annual Retreat

HelpLine will host its annual fall survivors retreat, Treat Yourself, on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in Delaware, OH. This free, day-long retreat gives survivors of sexual assault, abuse, harassment, trauma or relationship violence an opportunity to engage in activities that promote healing, self-love and empowerment while bridging relationships among participants.

To register, contact Nora Flanagan at 740-363-1835, ext. 105 or If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact our 24/7 support and information line at 1-800-684-2324 or text helpline to 898211.

Central Ohio Symphony Opens Its 40th Season

Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos, now in his 16th year with the group, and the musicians will open the Symphony’s Ruby Season on Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Gray Chapel Auditorium on the Ohio Wesleyan campus in Delaware.

Each subscription concert this Ruby Season will premiere a 40-second fanfare written by a composer with either Delaware or Symphony ties. The fanfare for the season debut is written by Noah Goulet, a senior at Delaware Hayes High School, who made his orchestra debut as a composer last December when the orchestra performed his piece “Welcome Sun.”

Season tickets or tickets for this concert only may be purchased at the Symphony Source, 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware or online at, or at the box office the night of the concert. Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students of all ages, and $4.00 for children.

More information about the concert and ticket availability is available on the Symphony website,, at the Symphony office at 24 E. Winter Street, or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

Storm Large sings

Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to performances at Carnegie Hall, but it is with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, that she has been grabbing audiences by the lapels and refusing to let go. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American Songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock-goddess anthems, and some of her own gorgeous originals. Sunday, October 21, 7 pm at Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. Tickets are $36.50 and $41.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Road Work: Marion Co.

In Marion County on Oct. 9, SR 203 between SR 4 and Newmans Cardington Rd. will close for culvert pipe replacement. DETOUR: SR 203 to SR 4 SB to SR 47 WB to SR 37 NB to SR 739 EB to SR 203 or reverse. At 7 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 23, all lanes open.

Caregiver concepts class

This class will be packed with info for new, current & future caregivers. Thursday, 10/25/18, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Dr., Sunbury, OH 43074. Visit link below for detailed info.​

A banner for the weekly Farmer’s Market, which will end for the season on Oct. 13. banner for the weekly Farmer’s Market, which will end for the season on Oct. 13.

Compiled by Gary Budzak

Editor’s Note

This column runs most weeks, depending on what’s happening. If you are holding or know of an interesting local event, let us know about it a couple weeks ahead of time, and we’ll try to get it in the paper. Send your information to Thanks!