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DeLena Ciamacco is a well-known, respected Top Producing Realtor in Central Ohio. Her myriad of accomplishments, recognition, and professional credentials as they relate to Real Estate, make her a perfect individual to provide insight to the masses on all aspects of Real Estate sales. Her creativity and honest approach to marketing Real Estate has enabled her to succeed in her career. DeLena’s philosophy is “An educated and well prepared Buyer or Seller is a smart Buyer or Seller”. Her desire is to inform the public, by pulling from her 20+ years of Real Estate sales & Marketing, what is necessary to get to a successful closing in these challenging times.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Tomorrow is the 1st of October, and you all know what that means: Time to bust out those decorations, costumes, and sugary treats! Halloween is right around the corner, and to help you prepare, we'll be giving you plenty of awesome Halloween themed info, tips, and tales to get you in the spirit this month. Check below for events happening in your community this October.

~Halloween Events and Parties~

Franklin County

CAHS HOWLoween Pets on Parade
Sun. Oct. 28th 12-3 PM – Easton Town Center

Bexley Harvest Festival
Fri. Oct. 26th 6-8 PM

Upper Arlington:
Pumpkin Patrol
Wed. Oct. 31st 6-8:25 PM - Fire Station 72

Grove City:
Boo on Broadway
Wed. Oct. 31st 6-8 PM - Grove City Town Center

Pumpkin Hunt
Sat. Oct. 6th 10 AM  - Hannah Park (pre-registration required)

Creepside Festival
Wed. Oct. 10th 5:30-8:30 PM - Creekside

Harvest Day
Sat. Oct. 13th 9 AM – 1 PM - Creekside

Fright Night Glow Golf
Fri. Oct. 19th 6:30 PM - Gahanna Golf Course

Fall Festival
Sat. Oct. 13th 9 AM – 4 PM - Downtown Worthington

Fall Festival & Musical Jamboree
Sun. Oct. 21st 1-5 PM - Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park

Halloween Spooktacular
Thus. Oct. 25th 3:30-8:30 PM – Dublin Community Rec Center

Pickerington: Wed. Oct. 31st 6-8 PM
Haunted Village
Tues. Oct. 30th 6-8 PM – Olde Pickerington Village

Tots Trick or Treat at City Hall
Wed. Oct. 31st 1:30-2:30 PM

Grandview Heights:
Great Pumpkin Run 5K
Sat. Oct. 27th 9-10 AM – Registration and start of race at Grandview Middle School

Halloween Costume Party
Wed. Oct. 31st 6:30-8 PM @ Wyman Woods Shelter (1520) Goodale Blvd.

 Community Halloween Party
Sat. Oct. 20th 6:00-8 PM – JFK Gazebo

Pumpkin Carving Party
Sun. Oct. 28th 1 to 2:15 PM – JFK Park

Delaware County

Autumn Community Bonfire
Sat. Oct. 13th 7-9 PM – Village Green Park

Candy by the Carload
Sat. Oct. 27th 5-7 PM – Village Green Municipal Building

October Fest
Sun. Oct. 21st 4-7 PM – Freedom Park

Costume Party
Wed. Oct. 31st 7:30 PM – Ruffner Park

Fairfield County

Pumpkin Hike
Sat. Oct. 20th 6:30-8:30 PM – Alley Park

Licking County

Safe Trick-or-Treat
Thurs. Oct. 25th 5- 6:30 PM – Courthouse Squa

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Home Design Resources

One thing that all new home owners look forward to upon closing is the chance to make the property their own. Owning a home gives the buyer the option to customize their living space through paint, furniture, and special decorating features, something that renting often can’t or won’t allow. Of course, once you’re in the house, the question becomes what exactly to do? A lot of people know what they would like to achieve in their home décor and layout, but have no idea where to begin. Here, we’ve listed some wonderful websites that can help get those creative juices flowing, along with a couple suggestions on where to find furniture and pieces to set off the whole design. 

A new site we love and that every home owner should know about is Stationed out of Palo Alto, California, this site allows top notch interior designers, architects, and home builders to upload pictures of their work for all to see. By signing up (which is completely free) they allow you to create “idea books” where you can save your favorite images for easy reference. The site is easy to search as well, allowing you to look by individual room or even by decorating style (modern, classic, eclectic, there’s a lot to choose from.) Even better, if you see something you absolutely love, you can connect with the actual builder or designer and work out business deals for upgrading your own home. Even if you just have a love of great interior design, this site just can’t be passed up; with over 600,000 photos available, there really is something there for everyone.

Leading the interior design industry is of course HGTV, and their online component The site also allows you to view designer portfolios for great ideas, as well as a host of articles with handy tips on decorating and anything else you could think of regarding home beauty. is always on the up and up on trendy colors and decorating fads and makes a great companion to their cable network. The site even allows you to break your search down even further and look for ideas on wall and window treatments, furniture, and artwork. They don’t have as many photos as Houzz, but for the sheer number of great tips on interior design alone, is worth a look.

One of our personal favorite stores when it comes to picking up great decorating items (and not breaking the bank) is Target. Already well known for having tons of cute and trendy home décor pieces, Target really hit the jackpot this fall with the unveiling of their “The Shops at Target” brand, which includes Patch NYC and The Curiosity Shoppe; both very affordable and very trendy décor lines. The lines include anything from pillows and throw rugs, to kitchen utensils and dinner wear with lots of style to spare. If you have a little bit more money in your budget for decorating, or if you’ve got an appreciation for different cultures and countries, World Market is another great store to check out. This bazaar themed store takes pride in scouring the globe for beautiful home pieces that represent far off places like Africa, Spain, India, the Caribbean, China and Thailand. Items range from major furniture pieces, to small, affordable decorative touches. 

 If you’re more of an online shopper, there are plenty of places to look for one-of-a-kind furniture and more. Our newest find is, a company originally intended to be a social media site similar to Facebook or Twitter that developed into a global market place for emerging designers and brands. This handy website and mobile app allows you to search for items, purchase, or just share with your friends online. Most of the products represented veer towards the hip and trendy 20’s-30’s demographic, but once again this is really a site with something for everyone. Even if you’re not looking for home décor pieces, they also showcase a number of fashion and jewelry items as well.

Whatever your style or vision, know that there are hundreds of resources at your fingertips to help you achieve your perfect home. We wish you all the luck in the world!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


~ 9232 Todd Street Road~
Meticulously maintained and much loved Two-Story home on ~ 1.5 acre lot. Over 2,800 SF on Three Finished Levels. "Country-sized" Kitchen with wrap around oak cabinets & hardwood floors. Family Room with brick fireplace. Master Suite with walk-in closet & private Bath. Finished Basement with ~400 SF Recreation Room. 2nd Floor Laundry, 6 panel doors, Yard Building & more! Spacious Rooms. 4 BR & 2.5 Bath. Buckeye Valley Schools. Only $219,900. Call DeLena Today!

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Listing in Columbus!

~ 4482 Kimmel Rd~

MUCH LOVED & WELL MAINTAINED! Ranch home on fenced lot with covered Patio. Slate tile Foyer. Many updates include: electric panel '12, carpet '12, Pella windows, roof, interior paint, concrete drive, remodeled Kitchen & Baths, furnace, C/A, H2O heater & more! Living Room with brick Fireplace. Eat-in Kitchen has white cabinets & door to Patio. Finished Basement with Recreation Room & possible 4th BR. Master Suite with private 1/2 Bath.  Nearly 1,500 SF! 3-4  BR’s & 1.5 Baths! Columbus Schools! Only $99,900! Call DeLena Today!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


~ 0 Mill Dam ~
GREAT LOCATION! 25.13 acres total with 7 wooded, 18 tillable, and small apple orchard on property. Quick access to interstate. Electric and gas available. Lakewood Schools! Only $ 595,305! Call DeLena Today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ohio is a great place to live - Just ask these celebrities!

Whether you live in the country, the suburbs, or the city, we can all agree on one thing: Ohio is anything BUT boring! While the rest of the country may think we're just another state in the Midwest, we know better. Ohio is known for their famous inventors, having the most U.S. Presidents, and a whole host of famous Hollywood celebrities that hail from the Buckeye State. Just take a look at the people who have called our great state home:

Wes Craven (film director) (Cleveland)
Toni Morrison  (author) (Lorain)
Steven Spielberg (film director, film producer) (Cincinnati))
Harriet Beecher Stowe (author) (Cincinnati)
James Thurber (author, cartoonist) (Columbus)
James A. Garfield (Civil War general, U.S. president)
Ulysses S. Grant (soldier, politician, U.S. president) (Point Pleasant)
Warren G. Harding (U.S. president) (Blooming Grove/Caledonia)
Rutherford B. Hayes (politician, U.S. president) (Delaware)
William McKinley (U.S. president) (Niles)

 William Howard Taft (politician, jurist, U.S. president, chief justice) (Cincinnati)
Maya Lin (sculptor) (Athens)
Aminah Robinson (artist) (Columbus)
Tom Wesselmann (pop artist) (Cincinnati)
Halle Berry (actor, fashion model) (Cleveland)
Drew Carey (actor, comedian) (Cleveland)
Dave Chappelle (comedian, actor) (Yellow Springs)
George Clooney (actor) (Cincinnati)
Doris Day (actor) (Cincinnati)
Brooklyn Decker (model) (Kettering)

 Phyllis Diller (actor, comedian) (Lima)
Phil Donahue (talk show host) (Cleveland/Dayton)
Hugh Downs (broadcaster) (Lima, Akron)
Carmen Electra (model, actor) (Cincinnati/White Oak)
Angie Everhart (fashion model) (Akron)
Clark Gable (actor) (Cadiz)
Arsenio Hall (comedian, talk show host, actor) (Cleveland)
Margaret Hamilton (actor) (Cleveland)
Scott Hamilton (ice skater) (Bowling Green)
Patricia Heaton (actor) (Bay Village)

Anne Heche (actor) (Aurora)
Katie Holmes (actor) (Toledo)
Bob Hope (comedian, actor) (Cleveland)
Terrence Howard (actor) (Cleveland)
Allison Janney (actor) (Dayton)
John Lithgow (actor) (Yellow Springs)
Rob Lowe (actor) (Dayton)
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (reality television star)(Youngstown)
Dean Martin (actor) (Steubenville)
Paul Newman (actor) (Cleveland)
Annie Oakley (markswoman) (Greenville)

 Sarah Jessica Parker (actor) (Cincinnati/Nelsonville)
Roy Rogers (actor) (Cincinnati/Lucasville)
Molly Shannon (comedian) (Shaker Heights/Cleveland)
Martin Sheen (actor) (Dayton)
Jerry Springer (television talk show host/former mayor of Cincinnati) (Cincinnati)
Katt Williams (comedian, actor) (Dayton)
Jack Hanna (zoo director, animal expert) (Columbus)
Bone Thugs N Harmony (musicians) (Cleveland)
Bow Wow (rapper) (Reynoldsburg)

Kid Cudi (musician) (Cleveland)
Devo (band) (Akron)
Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters (musician) (Warren)
Chris Kirkpatrick (singer) (Dalton)
Nick Lachey (musician) (Cincinnati)
John Legend (musician) (Springfield)
Marilyn Manson (musician) (Canton)
Antonio "L.A." Reid ( record executive, songwriter, and record producer) (Cincinnati)
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (musician) (Cleveland)

 Scott Weiland (musician) (Cleveland)
Neil Armstrong (astronaut) (Wapakoneta/Lebanon)
Thomas Edison (inventor) (Milan)
Harvey Firestone (inventor, industrialist) (Columbiana/Akron)
John Glenn (astronaut, politician) (Cambridge/New Concord)
Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright (inventors) (Dayton)
B. F. Goodrich (industrialist) (Akron)
John D. Rockefeller (industrialist) (Strongsville/Cleveland)
Larry Flynt (publisher of Hustler adult magazine) (Cincinnati)
Ted Turner (founder of Turner Broadcasting, CNN) (Cincinnati)

Jack Warner (co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios) (Youngstown)
Les Wexner (chairman and CEO of Limited Brands) (Dayton)
Charles Manson (murderer, cult leader) (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills)
Howard Cassady (Football Player) (Columbus)
Archie Griffin (football player) (Columbus)
Cris Carter (football player) (Middletown)
Kurt Coleman (football player) (Clayton)
Mark Dantonio (Michican State head football coach) (Zanesville)
Dan Dierdorf (HOF football player/announcer) (Canton)

 Rob Dyrdek (skateboarder) (Kettering)
Ted Ginn, Jr. (football player) (Cleveland)
Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball player) (Cincinnati)
Jim Harbaugh (football coach) (Toledo)
A.J. Hawk (football player) (Centerville)
Woody Hayes (football coach) (Clifton/Newcomerstown/Upper Arlington)
Lou Holtz (Football coach) (East Liverpool)
Desmond Howard (football player) (Cleveland)
LeBron James (basketball player) (Akron)
Don King (fight promoter) (Cleveland)

Bobby Knight (basketball coach) (Massilon/Orrville)
Bernie Kosar (football player) (Boardman)
Dick LeBeau (football coach) (London)
Nick Mangold (football player) (Centerville)
Urban Meyer (football coach) (Ashtabula)
Jack Nicklaus (golfer) (Columbus)
Paul O'Neill (baseball player) (Columbus)
Jesse Owens (runner) (Cleveland)
Bo Pelini (football coach) (Youngstown)
Brady Quinn (football player) (Columbus/Dublin)

 Ben Roethlisberger (football player) (Findlay)
Pete Rose (baseball player, manager) (Cincinnati)
Bo Schembechler (football coach) (Barberton)
Don Shula (football coach) (Painesville)
Troy Smith (football player) (Cleveland)
Jim Tressel (football coach) (Mentor)
Mike Vrabel (football player) (Akron/Cuyahoga Falls)
Cy Young (baseball player) (Gilmore/Newcomerstown)
Ron Zook (football coach) (Loudonville)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

School Days Off (by school) to Mark on Your Calendar!

School District Days Off

2012 days where students don't attend class

Dublin City Schools

November 21-23rd, No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 24th-January 4th, No School, Winter Break
January 18th, No School, Teacher work day
January 21st,  No School, MLK Jr. Day
February 18th, No School, Presidents Day
March 25-29th, No School, Spring Break
April 1st, No School, Teacher conferences
May 27th, No School, Memorial Day
May 29th, Last day for preschool
June 5th, Last day for students

Westerville City Schools

November 21-23rd, No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 20th, No School, Teacher professional day
December 21st-January 2nd, No School, Winter Break
January 21st, No School, Martin Luther King Day
February 18th, No School, Presidents Day
March 25-29th, No School, Spring Break
May 23rd, Last day for students

Delaware City Schools

November 21-23rd, Thanksgiving Break
December 21st- No School, Professional development day
December 24th-January 4th, No School, Holiday Break
January 21st, No School, Martin Luther King Day
February 18th, No School, Presidents Day
March 8th, No School, District professional development day
March 25th, No School, Conference day
March 26-29th, No School, Spring Break
May 25th, Graduation
May 25th, No School, Memorial Day
May 31st, Last day for students

Olentangy City Schools

November 21-23rd, No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 26th, No School, Professional development day
December 24th-January 4th, No School, Winter break
January 14th, No School, Teacher work day
January 21st, No School, Martin Luther King Day
February 15th, No School, Professional development day
February 18th, No School, Presidents Day
March 25-29th, No School, Spring break
April 1st, No School, Special recess
May 24th, No School, Conference comp day
May 27th, No School, Memorial Day
June 4th, Last day for students

Arlington City Schools

November 21-23rd, No school, Thanksgiving Break
December 12th, Early Dismissal
December 24th-January 4th, No School, Winter Break
January 18th, No School, Teacher grading day
January 21st, No School, Martin Luther King Day
February 18th, No School, Presidents Day
March 29th-April 5th, No School, Spring Break
April 8th, No School, Teacher grading day
May 27th, No School, Memorial Day
June 4th, Last day for students

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