Local Events and Good News

Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

Preservation Parks briefs

For more information on parks and programs, visit www.preservationparks.com. Those with questions may call 740-524-8600, or email contactparks@preservationparks.com.

Winter Program Guides Now Available: The Preservation Parks winter program guide is now available online, at www.preservationparks.com, under the news and publications tab. The guides, which cover programs held December through February, also can be picked up at several locations throughout Delaware County, including: all Preservation Parks, Delaware County libraries, and various other locations.

Registration is not required for the following free programs:

• Saturday, November 25, 8 a.m. Fall Bird Walk. Don’t miss this early morning hike led by park district staff. All skill levels are welcome, and loaner binoculars will be available. Free, ages 7+. Emily Traphagen Park, 5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell.

• Saturday, December 2, 3–8 p.m. Winter Evening on the Farm. Join us for old-fashioned winter fun at Gallant Farm. Enjoy period-accurate seasonal activities, live music, roast chestnuts over an open fire, sip hot wassail, and sample homemade cookies. Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

DNA workshop at library

The Delaware County Genealogical Society will present a workshop about using spreadsheets with GedMatch and Ancestry from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Delaware County District Library’s main branch, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. Participants are asked to bring laptops to learn how to transfer DNA matches from GedMatch and Ancestry into spreadsheets. Tips and tricks to get the most out of results will be offered. For information, contact Kelli at centralohiodig@gmail.com. The workshop will be held in the library’s community room.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

The Delaware Community Center YMCA will hold a Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Y, 1121 South Houk Road, Delaware. For more information, visit http://www.ymcacolumbus.org/delaware/

Graeter’s Ice Cream is Coming to Hilliard

If you like the Graeter’s in Westerville, you’ve got another place to get the ice cream.

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a new Graeter’s Ice Cream Shop to be built at the northwest corner of Scioto Darby Road and High School Drive. This Graeter’s will be one of the only locations with a drive-thru window.

The red brick shop will be approximately 2,500 square feet and built on 0.68 acre. The three buildings that are currently at that location will be demolished.

David Meadows, Economic Development Director for the City, said “Graeter’s will be a great addition for the community. It’s exciting to see the continued redevelopment interest in the Main Street corridor.”

Also, if you like North Carolina-based Duck Donuts at 825 Polaris Parkway in Westerville, will add a store at George’s Run, 7717 Sawmill Road.

Foodies will also note that Columbus-based Condado has just opened a fifth restaurant in Clintonville, 2977 N. High St. The chain is a build-your-own Mexican, and features tacos and margaritas.

Data Breach talk

“Equifax Data Breach: What It Means to You” will be presented from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Westerville Public Library, Meeting Room A, 126 South State Street, Westerville.

Learn more about what this serious breach of personal and financial data means, how it affects you and what you can do to protect yourself. Presented by Richard Korn a certified financial and credit counselor. Korn has over 10 years experience researching the subject and has counseled thousands of consumers. He also has written articles on credit for the Ohio State Bar Association and contributed to articles in the Wall Street Journal.

Unable to attend? Email your questions to richard@warmwesterville.org.


Compiled by Gary Budzak