What’s Happening in Harlem Township

July 20, 2016

For the past seven years, Vicki Tieche has compiled the monthly information to put on this township website as a volunteer. As of September 1, Vicki is retiring from this activity. Management of this website will then be totally done by the township who may decide to change things then, or at some time in the future. Any information for the township website that becomes available after August 10th should be sent to dfling@harlemtwp.com.

July 20, 2016

Saturday July 9th turned out to be perfect for the 189 bicycle riders who turned out for Harlem Township Heritage’s (HTH) 6th annual Duncan’s Run Patch Ride. While most of the riders chose the mid length 60 mile route, 50 brave souls registered for the 75 mile route that took them via the back roads to Branstool Orchard in Utica where HTH had a rest stop (also a rest stop at the Condit Presbyterian Church). At the end of the ride, riders were treated to a multi-course lunch at the Beltz Retreat and music played by Arnett Howard. Riders are very complimentary of our ride and say we do everything right. They appreciate the low entry fee; low for them but enough for Harlem Township Heritage to raise several thousand dollars, which is invested in Harlem Township in free to the community attractions at Harlem Township Days – a win-win situation.

July 20, 2016

Found a dead bird? The Delaware General Health District wants to know about it because the West Nile virus has been detected in variety of bird species. Some infected birds, especially crows and jays, are known to get sick and die from the infection. Reporting and testing of dead birds is one way to check for the presence of West Nile virus in the environment. Some surveillance programs rely on citizens to report dead bird sightings to local authorities. So ... if you find a dead bird, please go to the Delaware General Health District’s website and report it on the form they have available or use this link: report form.

July 20, 2016, 2016

Farm Tire Collection Delaware County. No dealers or agri-business will be permitted. Pre-Registration is required by calling DKMM Solid Waste District at 740-393-4600 You must have the number and size of tires you want to recycle at the time of registration. Delaware County Fairgrounds Aug 20, 2016. Registration ends Aug 12. Old tires off the rims are a place for water to collect so mosquitoes can lay eggs.

Tire sizes and costs to turn in Up to 36" $4/tire includes most front tractor tires, wagon tires, truck tires, Implement tires 4-wheel tires 37" to 60" $10/tire includes most rear tractor tires 61" and larger $15/tire - includes large rear tractor tires, combine tires Recycling fee to be paid in full by CASH OR CHECK only the day of the collection event. Checks payable to: DKMM Solid Waste District

July 20, 2016

We’re almost there! Harlem Township Days 2016 will be here before you know it, August 20 & 21 in the Community Park in Center Village. Harlem Township Heritage, sponsors of Harlem Township Days, have many new and exciting events planned for our two day community celebration –- and most of our old favorites will be back again this year too. The schedule for this year looks like this:


Opening Parade 10:00 a.m.
Antique tractor show all day Saturday and Sunday
Tractor Tug Pull 11:00 a.m. until done, east side of 605
Conestoga Wagon rides 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
George Adam Mann, Revolutionary War story-teller and impersonator, all day
Buckeye Beautyz Jr Roller Derby Team, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., basketball court
Koguryo Taekwondo, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pony Rides, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Velcro Wall, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Medium Obstacle Course, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Art & Craft Auction 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Andy Wallace & Two Bricks Shy 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Pancake Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Car Show registration 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Non-denominational Church Service, 10:30 a.m.
Car Show Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Arnett Howard and Friends, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Conductor Dan, the Railroad Man, story-teller, all day
Kid’s Pedal Pull, basketball court, 1:00 p.m.
McFarland’s Llamas, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mechanical Shark, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Surfboard to ride, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Medium bounce/obstacle, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Car Show and other Awards 3:00 p.m.

As always, all events and attractions at Harlem Township Days are free. Please visit the Harlem Township Days page under the Events tab above for more information about activities and events planned for this year or visit the Harlem Township Heritage (HTH) website Harlem Township Heritage for information about Harlem Township Days and other HTH sponsored community events.

June 8, 2016

SourcePoint was formerly known as the Council for Older Adults and is located at 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015. SourcePoint is the primary source of professional expertise, services, and programs for Delaware County adults who want to thrive after age 55. SourcePoint provides community support with in-home care services such as Meals on Wheels, help with chores, and transportation to medical appointments, as well as resources and support for family caregivers. They are also a source for both fun and fitness. Their 44,000-square-foot enrichment center hosts a wide variety of programs and trips. SourcePoint is governed by a volunteer board of directors appointed to reflect the diversity of the county. Their primary financial support comes from a local senior services property tax levy, which has been approved by voters since 1994. Other support is received through corporate and private donations, sponsorships, grants, and the work of volunteers (younger people looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity might think about contact them).

More information can be found at SourcePoint.org.

June 8, 2016

The threats to our health and well-being from these pesky, warm weather biters continues to increase. Some more information about their natural predators is

  1. Bats eat mosquitoes but mosquitoes are only a small percentage of their diet
  2. Purple martins, swallows, waterfowl (geese, terns, ducks), and migratory songbirds eat mosquitoes (both adult and aquatic stages).
  3. Hummingbirds actually depend on insects for their food sources and only drink nectar for a quick energy pick up. Hummingbirds eat mosquitoes, gnats, small beetles, true bugs, weevils, flies, aphids, mites, leafhoppers, flying ants, and parasitic wasps. Their favorite insect food source is spiders and harvestmen (daddy long legs).
  4. Goldfish, guppies, bass, bluegill, and catfish prey on mosquito larvae. But the most important fish predator is the Gambusia affinis, commonly known as the mosquito fish which is the most effective predator of mosquito larvae.
  5. Frogs and tadpoles eat some mosquitoes and larvae – tree frogs are actually the best of this group.
  6. The Red eared slider turtle eats mosquito larvae.
  7. Dragonflies and damselflies eat mosquito larvae when they are in the aquatic stages and they also consume some as adults.
  8. Predaceous diving beetles and the water scavenger beetle eat mosquito larvae. (One type of mosquito larvae also eats other mosquito larvae).

June 8, 2016

Delaware County is the fastest growing county in the state of Ohio. We’re all already here, but did you know, there is a county website with links to lots of information. Visit the Delaware County website.

June 8, 2016

School’s out, the weather’s warm, and children are outside playing, which means adult drivers need to be more careful on their daily commutes and travels. Children on bicycles don’t show up as well as serious Pelotonia riders out training and children may not be as stable on their bikes. Children playing ball games in their yards can sometimes chase loose balls into streets. Keep your eyes open and keep this a happy summer for everyone!

June 8, 2016

Interested in using / renting one of the township facilities for a party or get-together but not sure how to find out if the facility is available? Check out the facilities calendar on this township website. Click on the Facilities tab (in the middle of the navigation bar at the top of this page) and then on Facilities Calendar or click here.

July 20, 2016


July 20 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
July 21 – Harlem Township Heritage meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room


August 1 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Fiscal Office
August 2 – Special Election
August 4 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
August 4 – HTH Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Shelter House in park
August 8 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 15 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
August 17 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
August 18 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
August 20-21 - Harlem Township Days, Community Park


September 1 – EMS Training, 7:00, Community Room
September 6 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 12 – Zoning, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 15 – HTH meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
September 19 – Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:30 p.m., Community Room
September 21 – Harlem Township Trustees Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
September 23 – Chicken Noodle Dinner, Grange Hall, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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