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Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



Sunday, January 12 — Saturday, January 19, 2019

Preservation Parks seeks public input on trail paving project

Preservation Parks of Delaware County will hold a public open house and is seeking public comment on a proposed project to pave a 2.2-mile segment of the Ohio to Erie multiuse trail northeast of Sunbury.

The open house will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., at Galena Village Hall, 109 Harrison St., Galena, 43021. The public also can comment via email or on Preservation Parks’ Facebook page.

Preservation Parks intends to apply for a Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to pave 2.2 miles of recently-acquired trail right of way. The section to be paved will connect at the south end of the Meredith State Trail, which ends near Condit, and will extend southwest toward Sunbury. The 2.2-mile stretch is part of the 3.7 miles of railroad right of way recently purchased from Kathy and Walter Sandel; these sections of trail help to fill gaps in the Ohio to Erie trail, which–when completed– will extend 326 miles from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.

If the grant request is approved, the paving project is planned for the summer of 2020.

The project, including maps and time frames, will be discussed at the open house, along with information about the Ohio to Erie Trail segments in Delaware County. Information also can be found at www.preservationparks.com/ohio-to-erie-trail/. Members of the public who cannot attend the open house can send comments to contactparks@preservationparks.com, and those with questions can call 740-524-8600.

Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis Charter Party

Tuesday, 1/22/19, 6-9 p.m. at Bent Tree Golf Club, 350 Bent Tree Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074. Please join us at Bent Tree Golf Club to celebrate the chartering of our new Kiwanis Club serving the Big Walnut Community. RSVP by 1-15-19!

Genoa Accepting Applications

Genoa Township is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving in an appointed role on a board, committee, or commission through January 15. New terms for selected applicants will begin on April 1, 2019.

Committees with vacancies include: Board of Zoning Appeals; Zoning Commission; Police Advisory Committee; Fire/Rescue/EMS Advisory Committee; Financial Advisory Committee; Audit Advisory Committee; Parks Advisory Committee.

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than January 15, 2019.

Shuttle Service Offered

Because we’re growing to better serve you at the Westerville Community Center, the Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to offer expanded parking at the Westerville Sports Complex (325 N. Cleveland Ave.) and shuttle service to the front door of the Center.

Throughout the month of January, a FREE shuttle will be provided to and from the Community Center to the Sports Complex on the following days and times: Monday: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday: 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

If the Community Center parking lot is full, please consider using the shuttle to and from your vehicle. Please note: illegal or unauthorized parking will be enforced. Additional expansion information is available on the City’s website.

DACC BOE

Be advised the Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education meeting schedule for January is as follows:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Organizational Meeting 6:30 p.m. North Campus; Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Regular Meeting (immediately following Organizational Mtg.).

Meetings will be held at the: North Campus location at 1610 State Route 521, Delaware OH. Meeting agendas are posted to the DACC website prior to each meeting: http://www.delawareareacc.org/high-school/about/board-education/board-meeting-agendas-and-minutes

March for Life — Youth Scholarships Available

Join the March for Life Pilgrimage, January 16-19, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for FREE! Several ministries at St. John Neumann have generously donated funds to provide scholarships for 24 parishioners, youth and their parents who have never attended the March for Life, to join the March at no cost. Please prayerfully consider joining our pilgrimage, which is an opportunity for prayer and education on compassionate pro-life care. We will hear from amazing speakers during the conference lectures, will visit the Holocaust Museum, the March for Life Expo, attend a Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, participate in the Rally for Life, and attend sessions at the Students for Life Conference.

Please contact Kate Kriegel if you are interested in a scholarship. More information, and registration packets, are available on the St. John Neumann website.

Perkins observatory programs

8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25 – Friday evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. (The observatory will be closed Jan. 5 and Jan. 12.) Content varies based on sky conditions but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257. Learn more at www.owu.edu/perkins.

Band Festival

7 p.m. Jan. 19 – 55th annual OWU President’s High School Band Festival, featuring high school musicians from around the region and Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by OWU music professor Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event will be streamed live at www.owu.edu/stream. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

Sunday, January 20 — Saturday, January 26, 2019

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

• 3 p.m. Jan. 20 – The 34th annual worship service will be held at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from Charles A. Montgomery Jr., Ph.D., east campus pastor for Vineyard Columbus and an affiliated professor at Ohio Christian University.

• 7:45 a.m. Jan. 21 – The 26th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration, sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, will be held in the Benes Room of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Bishop Tracy S. Malone, resident bishop of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, will serve as the featured speaker. Malone also is a member of the OWU Board of Trustees. The buffet will open at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $25, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $175. Proceeds support MLK Celebration Committee initiatives, including the MLK Scholarship, awarded annually to one or more outstanding high school graduates of Delaware County schools. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com or by mail via the Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain’s Office, Attention: Sharon Hayes, 40 Rowland Ave., HWCC 308, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Reservations and payment are requested before Jan. 8. (A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.) For more information, contact Hayes at sehayes@owu.edu or (740) 368-3083.

We Are Women concert

3:15 p.m. Jan. 20 – “We Are Women” faculty and guest concert featuring Jennifer Whitehead, soprano; Mariko Kaneda, piano; Carolyn Redman, mezzo soprano; and Christopher Purdy, WOSU FM Classical 101 Radio, narrator, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/music.

Sunbury Big Walnut Kiwanis

We have been quite busy the past few months, and expect the next few to be just as busy. Want to learn more about our Kiwanis club? Join us for a meeting (2nd Tuesday @ 12p; 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.) or a service project, we’d love to have you. Or feel free to to email us and we can set up a time to chat one-on-one.

Upcoming Service Projects & Club Meetings: January 22 – Charter Party 6 p.m. at Bent Tree Golf Club. February 12 – Club meeting noon at the Big Walnut Grill. February 26 – Club meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber back room. March 25-29 – Souders Community Playground Installation.

We helped collect $625.47 for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell at Kroger on December 1st from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

We joined the other Kiwanis Clubs in Delaware County for Holiday Dinner and auction where we raised $135 to help kids in our community.

We had seven members help sort clothes and other items at Big Walnut Friends Who Share on December 18th. We had a fun time doing it and hope to repeat this service project regularly.

Thanks to our collection partners in Sunbury, we gathered 450 pairs of shoes that will help start microenterprises in developing nations.

Despite the rainy weather, we helped kids make beaded ornaments at Christmas on the Square. We finished making 120 ornaments at our following club meeting and then delivered them to the Salvation Army where they were given to kids this year.

In the spring of 2019 we are taking the lead on coordinating volunteers for the community build. If you are interested in learning more and helping out when we have the exact shifts known, please email us.

Author Laura Kamoie to Speak

The Friends of the Delaware County District Library present New York Times bestselling author Laura Kamoie, who will speak about the history behind and writing of her new novel My Dear Hamilton: A novel about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, who was a patriot, wife, widow, and warrior in her husband’s quest for a more perfect union. Q&A and book signing to follow. Fundamentals Bookstore will sell Ms. Kamoie’s novel that evening at the event.

Join us at the Orange branch library on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale at https:/mydearhamilton.eventbrite.com. Check our website, Facebook page or Twitter for more details. Friends of the DCDL members, check your email for the ticket discount code.

Josh Turner in New Albany

Multi-platinum country music artist Josh Turner has garnered multiple Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music award nominations with hits including “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

The McCoy Marquee Series presents Josh Turner at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany) on Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $36.50-$66.50 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.mccoycenter.org, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, Turner has sold more than 12.5 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music, and is one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut, Long Black Train, to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, he has garnered multiple Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music nominations.

Rolling Stone declared that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine said, “the Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”

Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood, was released in 2014. As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, SC, native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, and therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.

The 2018-19 Marquee Series at the McCoy Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the New Albany Community Foundation and Lbrands Foundation.

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, established in 2007 by a unique joint operating agreement between the New Albany Community Foundation, the City of New Albany, Plain Township, and the New Albany Plain Local School District. Since opening in 2008, the McCoy Center has drawn more than 100,000 people, fulfilling its mission of fostering an appreciation of arts and culture by providing life-long learning opportunities through education, exposure, and participation. For more information, visit www.mccoycenter.org.

Wrestling in Delaware

The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall. It’s going to be pandemonium in Delaware, OH as the Micro Wrestlers body slam, bear hug, and headlock throughout an evening of nonstop action. An All-Ages Event.

Doors Open: 7 p.m., Showtime: 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Tickets: $15 Advance GA Row 4 & Behind; $25 Rows 2 & 3; $30 Ringside. Micro Wrestling Info Hotline: 513-519-3287. For Tickets & Show Details, visit: https://microwrestlingatdelwarefairgrounds.eventbrite.com

Sunday, January 27 — Saturday, February 2, 2019

Westerville Symphony Presents New Babylon

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University presents the silent film New Babylon as the second concert in their Ron Lykins Masterworks Series. The performance takes place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. in Riley Auditorium at Otterbein University.

New Babylon (1929) was the seventh film produced by Leningrad’s Factory of Eccentric Actors and was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, established members of the early Soviet film industry. The score is by Dmitri Shostakovich, 23 at the time, who had spent much of his teens accompanying silent films on piano. Set during the ill-fated Paris Commune of 1871, the film tells the story of the doomed love affair of a conscripted soldier and a simple shop girl. The Paris Commune occurred when a large group of French citizens took over central Paris for two months and attempted to form a government. It is believed that Karl Marx started forming his ideas about communism from this event. Considered both whimsical and tragic, and censored for its excess and frivolity, New Babylon is regarded as an astonishing achievement at the end of the silent film era in the Soviet Union.

Three weeks before its premiere, Soviet censors removed 20% of New Babylon’s material, including most of its central love story. The result was a film and music score that no longer lined up and it was pulled after two performances. Renewed interest in New Babylon came in the mid-1980’s where attempts were made to fit the score to the censored version of the film. Since more music existed than film, this was accomplished by playing sections of the film at a slower rate so that it would line up with the Shostakovich score. This version is available for viewing on You Tube. Two copies of the uncensored film did survive, one in Moscow and one in Swiss film archives. Marek Pytel, a film restoration specialist in London, has restored the original pre-censored film using these two sources and this is the version the Westerville Symphony will be screening on January 27th. Mr Pytel will be our artist in residence for this week-end and will take part in two “Conversations” at Otterbein University that are open to the public.

Film Restoration and New Babylon: 12:00-1:00 / January 24 / Roush Hall room 114

Shostakovich and New Babylon: 1:30-2:30 / January 25 / Riley Auditorium

Tickets are available on-line at westervillesymphony,org and can also be purchased at the door. Seating is limited for this performance and it is suggested that tickets be purchased in advance.

African exhibit at Ross

Jan. 22 – March 31 – “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” featuring works exclusively by African American artists and artists from the African Diaspora, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. This first-of-its-kind exhibit at the Ross is in celebration of the “I Too Sing American: Harlem Renaissance 100” and is curated by Bettye J. Stull, an expert in African American art and longtime curator for the King Arts Complex. An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the museum. During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.

Olentangy BOE dates

Please note the dates for January 2019 meeting of the Olentangy Board of Education and its committees:

Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) Meeting, Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Liberty Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center. Board of Education Organizational Meeting Followed by a Regular Meeting, Finance and Audit Committee Meeting, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Concord Room, Olentangy Administrative Offices, 7840 Graphics Way, Lewis Center.

Central Park Five

7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 – Author and filmmaker Sarah Burns will screen and discuss “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the 1989 Central Park jogger case in which five black and Hispanic teenagers were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman, spending between six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed. Burns will speak in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. She directed “The Central Park Five” with her father, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, and she wrote a book of the same name. Her screening and presentation is OWU’s 2019 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Social Justice Program, and Black Student Union with the following OWU departments, programs and offices: Journalism and Communication, Modern Foreign Languages, Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Black World Studies, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and President’s Office. Admission is free. Learn more about the lecture series at www.owu.edu/soan.

February First Friday Building Business over Breakfast

Friday, 2/1/19, 7:30-9 a.m. Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Warm the cold winter morn with a cup of hot tea or coffee, a light breakfast, an opportunity to network and receive some very timely, good information. Guest speaker is Lisa Bushman, owner of The Center for Counseling, Growth & Discovery. Topic: understanding your risk for addiction.

February 2019

February Quarterly Breakfast

Join us at Bent Tree Golf Club! This mid-winter event will be a great opportunity to network! Friday, 2/8/19, 7:30-9 a.m., 350 Bent Tree Rd., Sunbury. Visit https://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/

Knox County Beekeepers Association (KCBA) Beekeeping Classes

Have you ever wanted to keep honey bees just didn’t know how to get started? The Knox County Beekeepers Association can help. They will be offering two classes this winter; Beginning Beekeeping 1 and Beginner Beekeeping 2. These classes will be held on February 9th and February 23th.

The Beginning Beekeeping 1 class provides all the information needed to get started: where to purchase bees and equipment, how to care for bees and keep them healthy. Instruction also will be given on what to look for when you are working your bees, basic biology and behaviors, bee health, pest problems and solutions and of course honey harvesting.

The Beginner Beekeeping 2 class delves a bit deeper into the art of hive management with discussion topics such as making more honey, catching swarms, collecting pollen and splitting hives. In both classes, the aim is to present best-practices in a straight-forward, step-by-step, easy to understand format. Class and group discussions are encouraged between instructors and students. Jeff Gabric, the President of KCBA says, “The classes are a lot of fun. Beekeeping can be a complicated endeavor. We try to simplify it for our students and give them enough knowledge to get started and be successful.”

Come with your questions and curiosity. You are welcome to take both classes. It’s a great opportunity to meet other beekeepers, learn and contribute to the conversation. Included in the registration fee of $55 is lunch, a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delplane and one-year memberships to the Knox County Beekeepers Association and The Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Both classes will be held in Hunter Hall at 211 S Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Preregistration is required. Visit our website at www.knoxbees.com to learn more about the classes and register online, for questions call Jeff Gabric 515-450-1359.

Business Won

Tuesday, 2/12/19, 7:45-9 a.m. in the chamber meeting room, 39 East Granville St. Network with like-minded professionals in the Big Walnut area! Jon Scowden, Chief Deputy of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will be the guest speaker. He will share tips on how to stay safe in your business – in your office during or after hours!

March 2019

March First Friday breakfast

Friday, 3/1/19, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Enjoy a light breakfast & network! Guest speaker is Bill Geraci, Magic Health Insurance Solutions. This month’s topic of discussion: Health insurance costs – where the dollars go & how you can get the same benefits for less.

April 2019

First Friday breakfast!

Friday, 4/5/19, 7:30-9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 39 East Granville St., Sunbury Square. Our guest speaker will be Patrick Hartory, internationally acclaimed speaker and marketing influencer. His topic: what customers love – standing out in a noisy world! Registration is open.

Gaps in Memory at OWU

Jan. 16 – April 25 – “Gaps In Memory,” featuring archival digital prints created by artist and Ohio Wesleyan alumna Barbara Jenkins, in the Mowry Alumni Gallery inside Mowry Hall, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Jenkins, Class of 1972, works to break preconceptions by making linkages and disruptions between photographs in triptychs. Mowry Alumni Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when the university’s administrative offices are open. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Ross Art Museum and its satellite galleries at www.owu.edu/ross.

Community euchre game!

Last Saturday of each month at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury – beginners welcome.

May 2019

Genoa Holiday Recycling/Trash Collection

Due to the holiday, recycling and trash should be set out for collection on Friday evening for collection on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. 2019 holidays impacting collection schedule: Memorial Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, June 1; Independence Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, July 6; Labor Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, September 7; Thanksgiving – Collection delayed until Saturday, November 30; Christmas Day – Collection delayed until Saturday, December 28.

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Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

This column runs regularly. If you have an event you want folks to know about, feel free to send them to gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com To register for Chamber of Commerce events, visit: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com

This column runs regularly. If you have an event you want folks to know about, feel free to send them to gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com To register for Chamber of Commerce events, visit: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com