The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:04:08 EST 1800 Practice common sense conservation After church one Sunday, a friend told me he enjoyed reading about conservation issues, but doesn't farm or own a large tract of land, and he wanted to know what he could do to be more of a conservationist. While not humorous like Dave... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unknown plants enamor gardeners Finding a gift for a gardener is hardly a task at all. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rain delays work at Ecological Center The heavy rains, intermittent showers, and off target weather forecasts, have yet again prevented cultivation, planting, harvesting and haying during the past month at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Library website adds cool new features Delaware County District Library has added some cool new features to its website and catalog to help you get the most out of your Library experience. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Continental powder keg “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LeBron, be generous to Cleveland The year was 1972, and a song entitled “The Clean-up Woman” was popular by singer Betty Wright. My entry for today should be labeled “The Clean-Up Column,” since several topics will be addressed. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The fear and awe of unknowing By Tom Burns Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s canning season Area gardens have been growing well, and all kinds of produce are becoming ripe. It's time to get out the canners and preserve some of those vegetables and fruits for yummy eating next winter. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ohio still needs water conservation The ongoing drought in the western states is real and has many western city dwellers, as well as ranchers, on alert. We shouldn't be surprised about water shortages – it is a desert region after all. Add the huge increases in population... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Library to feature community picks You have probably noticed the displays filled with “Staff Picks” at the Delaware County District Library. Staff members regularly add their favorite books to these displays and Library customers have made them very popular — so... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Finally, fields start to dry The fields around Delaware County are finally drying out and most of the wheat has been harvested. Farmers have been bailing straw and hay while taking advantage of this great weather. Hopefully this dry weather will also help the corn and soybean... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Take credit for your own sin When was the last time you did something wrong? If an answer dosen't immediately pop up in your mind, think about it for a minute then continue reading. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke vs. THE Duke Duke vs. THE Duke“While we admire and respect John Wayne's contributions to American culture, we are also committed to... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST An American hero died July 2 A passing occurred last week of an American icon and legendary World War II hero. Louis “Louie” Zamperini, died at age 97 on July 2 at his Los Angeles home. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worms in my house? Really? So it begins, the mother of sons, who for over three decades has avoided the presence of squirmy, wriggly things in her home, is about to attempt vermicomposting. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Moisture putting stress on crops Like most of Ohio the crops in lower lying areas around Delaware County are showing a lot of stress from ponding and excessive moisture. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Library has Zinio magazines Have you downloaded a magazine from Delaware County District Library's Zinio collection yet? You may be asking, “What is Zinio?” Zinio is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines that you can access through the... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST As Americans, we are lucky It is not too late. July Fourth is still two days away. As I drive through my subdivision, it is a rarity to see an American flag displayed at any of the neighboring homes. Maybe I have gone overboard. A full-size American flag is waving proudly from... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Telescopes helped reveal the stars By Tom BurnsHere is how we left our galaxy, the Milky Way, last time. In 1755, German philosopher Immanuel Kant theorized that the galaxy was a flattened disk made up of stars. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Seasonal high tunnel workshop scheduled By Bonnie Dailey Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST