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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Tracey Peyton, managing director of the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., talks about the main theater last week, pointing out the former location of the balcony -- now a separate theater. The Strand turned 100 this month.

    For tenacious movie house's 100th birthday, a makeover

    An advertisement printed in the April 8, 1916, edition of the Delaware Journal-Herald refers to the soon-to-open Strand Theatre as the "very last word in moving picture entertainment."
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Trainer Todd Luther takes Salt and Pepper around the track at the Delaware County Fairgrounds last Thursday, April 14. Some parcels at the fairgrounds -- including the track -- are owned by Delaware County commissioners; others list the Delaware County Agricultural Society as their owner. The county's assistant prosecutor has suggested county officials transfer the parcels in their name to the agricultural society.

    Muddled fairgrounds ownership bugs leaders

    A canceled circus has sparked a discussion about the potentially avoidable financial risks posed by Delaware County's ownership of the Delaware County Fairgrounds.
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