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ORANGE CELEBRATION FEATURE!
Orange Township offers great talent for the listening.
 Catch the local group Cry Wolf performing Tom Petty's Running Down A Dream in this featured video.  Then hear them rock this song and more at  O'Nelly's on Sat, Jan 21st starting at 8pm.  To discover more local talent in our area and schedule of events, click  below!

Contest has officially ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. Winners have been selected. Find out who won! 

Check out local news and special announcements. Road closures, special services, plus much more! 

Perkins Observatory. Our public nights are fun for the whole family! Individuals, families, and groups of all ages are encouraged to attend. 

Delaware Area Career Center Open House, North & South Campus, Jan 19th, 5pm - 7pm


Want to network with local businesses or social clubs? We offer a local directory to make contact. 

NEW! Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business in Delaware County


OC REPORTS
News and Updates

Find out about upcoming events, programs and meetings in our community right here on Orange Celebration! From parades to fireworks, sports events to movies in the park, from sledding snow covered hills to exchanging business ideas,  We also offer links to valuable resources for your health and welfare.  Orange Township has many activities and resources, and Orange Celebration.com is here to keep you updated! 


IN THE NEWS!


Garage Sales - In a few months Winter will be behind us and the weather will be warming up. With the warmer weather comes garage sales. This year, OC will be listing all garage sales being held by HOAs in Orange Township.  If you want to get your event listed for free, please email us at OrangeCelebration@gmx.com or use our Contact Form with your information (dates, times, location (name of your subdivision), and please include a contact name and phone # or email address if we need to follow up.  We (OC) will be promoting the garage sales in and around our area at NO COST to you.  Thank! 


2017 Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 7:00pm.  Meeting dates:


*January 17th, February 6th, *February 27th, March 6th, April 3rd, April 17th, May 1st, May 15th, June 5th, June 19th, July 10th, July 17th, August 7th, *August 28th, September 18th, October 2nd, October 16th, November 6th, November 20th, December 4th, December 18th.  *Denotes a change in the normal meeting schedule. No Trustee Meetings on March 20th or September 5th.  Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. 


Congratulations to Highbanks Metro Park for being selected CBUS TOP PICKS 2016 for the metro parks category.  All of us in Orange Township know it's the best park. It's great to see that central Ohio agrees, too!   


Business in Orange Township  - To celebrate entrepreneurship in Orange Township, a new page has been created on OC. You may have noticed the new BUSINESS navigation button on the top menu.  The business page offers business advice from across the web, plus local business announcements.  If you would like to sponsor this page, please contact us for details. 


Links to all previous major Orange Celebration event listings are now available on the Event page.  This includes Orange Township Parade, Halloween Contest, and more.  Scoll to bottom of Events page to access list 


Orange Township Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter - If you missed it, Read It Here  


Did you know OrangeCelebration.com has a return rate of 61.6% with the average of 4:07 minutes per visit?  Almost 90% of our visitors are from our area. Thank you for your continued support!  Want to be a supporter? Find Out More 


During June 2016, the North Orange Park Aquatic Center was nominated as a “Family Faves” by Columbus Parent for best outdoor municipal pool.  In September we were notified that we tied as a runner up with Highlands Park Aquatic Center in Westerville beating out 7 other pools. Recently we received our award, look for it at the pool next season.  Thank you for your support of the North Orange Park Aquatic Center over the years!


Evan Farm Town Center - Orange Township trustees approved rezoning of approximately 554 acres of land for the Evans Farm Town Center. Those supporting the development hope to bring a sense of 'identity' to Orange Township. With a projection of over 6 years to fully develop the Town Center, it will offer shops, restaurants, baseball diamonds, open space, miles of trails, apartments and single family homes. Evans Farm Website: Keep up-to-date on the Evans Farm development here >. Additional resources here: Evans Farm development - additional info > 


Orange Township was ranked 5th best place to live in Ohio for 2016. The best places to live in the U.S. is based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. They rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.  ACCESS NICHE




Meals on Wheels Available to Delaware County Adults Under 60 - SourcePoint currently has a limited number of openings for disabled individuals under the age of 60 in Delaware County to receive home-delivered meals. This service is provided with funding through United Way and an agreement with the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and helps ensure that any qualifying individual receives nutritional support. LEARN MORE


It has come to the attention of Orange Township that someone is posting a notice on mailboxes to paint your address numbers on the curb in front of your home. Painting address numbers on the curb is not an Orange Township requirement nor a requirement by the Post Office, Sheriff's Office or Fire Department. Additionally, this work should not be done without a Right-of-Way permit from the Township or County.  


ROAD CLOSURES & WORK 


12/15: Gemini Extension in Delaware County
Worthington Road to Open in New Alignment Dec. 19

UPDATED OPENING DATE Worthington Road is expected to open in its new alignment between Polaris Parkway and Gemini on Monday, December 19.

Due to a change to the traffic signals during the “flash phase,” the opening of Worthington Road has been postponed to December 19. When it opens Monday:

- Northbound Worthington Road will have two right turn lanes and a left turn lane at Gemini.
- Southbound Worthington Road at Polaris: two left turn lanes, a thru lane and a right/thru lane.
- The southbound designated right turn lane on Worthington Road will remain closed until May for traffic signal work at the Worthington/Polaris intersection.

The second left turn lane on northbound Orion Place at Gemini is expected to open in January. We are waiting for the traffic signal cabinet to arrive. Without the new signal, it’s not safe to open the lane.

12/9: GEMINI EXTENSION PROJECT UPDATE
Worthington Road is expected to open in its new alignment between Polaris Parkway and Gemini on
Friday, December 16 after the morning commute.
The new traffic signal at Worthington Road and Gemini was activated to ash this afternoon. The signal is required to flash for seven days before becoming operational. Once it’s fully functional, Worthington Road will reopen. When it opens in a week:

    - Northbound Worthington Road will have two right turn lanes and a left turn lane at Gemini.
    - Southbound Worthington Road at Polaris: two left turn lanes, a thru lane and a right/thru lane.
    - The southbound designated right turn lane on Worthington Road will remain closed until May for traffic signal work at the Worthington/Polaris intersection.

The second left turn lane from northbound Orion onto Gemini is expected to be complete in January once the traffic signal work is complete. And later this month, crews will also install street signs on the new Gemini extension, which is now called IKEA Way.

For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.Ohgo.com. 

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