Sunbury Sizzle this weekend

Sunbury’s Square will be hopping from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday with the Sizzle & Sounds Food & Music Festival. The event features a beer garden and live music.

Among the acts performing will be MC Brian D’Amico and DJ Mac; McGuffey Lane at 2 p.m.; Funky Waters at 3:30 p.m.; Simba Jordan Band at 5 p.m.; FatDog at 6:30 p.m.; The Reaganomics at 8 p.m.; Headliner LDNL at 9:45 p.m. For more information, visit

Flower Show

One of our readers, Nancy Singer, sent us two items of note:

The Harlem Township Garden Club is sponsoring a Flower Show entitled, “The Sound of Music” which is open to the public on Sat. Aug. 19, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 20, noon-3 p.m. at the Harlem Township Firehouse Community Room, 3883 S. St. Rte. 605, Galena, OH. Anyone who wishes to enter the show, which is open to everyone, should bring flowers or vegetables and arrangements to the Firehouse on Friday, Aug. 18, 4-6 p.m. The show is part of the Harlem Days Festivities.

The Sunbury U.M. Church on the corner of St.Rte. 3 & 36/37 will hold a 25 Cent each, clothing sale on Sat., Aug. 26th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lower level. All profits will go to “Friends Who Share”. Anyone wishing to donate gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, etc. can bring them to the church and put them in the “clothing box” in the entryway before Thursday, Aug. 24th. If you have any questions, call the church office, 740-965-3813.

Harlem Happenings

Harlem Township Days – fun family event! (Saturday & Sunday, 8/19 & 8/20 @ Community Park, Center Village). Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our Annual Harlem Township Days is approaching! Be sure to pass by and enjoy the festivities! We will have FIREWORKS on Saturday night! Don’t miss them!

For more information, visit

The 200th Anniversary of the settling of Kilbourne, OH – Kilbourne Festival, August 19, 2017

We hope you are all planning to celebrate the 21st annual Kilbourne Festival, August 19, 2017. We will also be commemorating the 200th year of the settling of Kilbourne, OH (aka Eden) at the same time.

We would encourage everyone to dress in period costume of 1817 for this occasion. Our Grand Marshalls, Bob and Mary (Thurston) Fleming are representative of the history of this community in that Mary’s ancestor, Daniel Greene Thurston was the first permanent settler in the Kilbourne/Brown Twp. area and the Fleming family has helped to shape our history as well.

To register for the Cornhole Tournament on August 19, call 740-816-0879.

The festivities all begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast and ends at 3 p.m. with the drawing of names for the vendor raffle. For vendor spaces contact Violet at

Special Session

The Genoa Township Zoning Commission will be meeting in Special Session on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway, Westerville, Ohio, 43082.

The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss potential changes to the Zoning Resolution.

Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive takes place Friday, from 1-6 p.m. at Condit Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit

Summer Luncheon

The Delaware County Retired Teachers Association Summer Luncheon will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at noon in the Terrace Room, Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way, Delaware. Program on Home Container Gardening. Cost for lunch will be $15. All retired teachers, administrators, spouses and friends are invited to attend. Call Carolyn Tarantine at 614-895-9861 or email to make a reservation due Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Further information available at

Pet Walk

Main Street Delaware, Inc. said First Friday, September 1 is the Dog Days of Summer, Pet Walk! Make plans to bring your furry friends downtown for a fun night of treats, literally! Celebrate Ohio Living Sarah Moore 125 years of caring for our community, and visit with some of your favorite comic cons from our Delaware County District Library! Septembers First Friday is sponsored by Delaware County District Library, Ohio Living Sarah Moore and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware.

Galena’s resident writer

A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum, a resident of Galena, was recently published.

This is Robin’s fourth novel, and it has received praise from The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and three starred reviews from publishing trade journals.

His previous novel, A Brilliant Death, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Compiled by Gary Budzak

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.