Thanks to North Orange Family Dentistry for being our Primary Sponsor of OrangeCelebration.com – North Orange Family Dentistry delivers Advanced Family Care in beautiful Lewis Center, Ohio. LEARN MORE
"We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it's our garden that is really nurturing us." - Jenny Uglow
Explore our Parks in Orange Township to discover the beauty and wonder of nature. See our EVENTS page for current programs and activities available for everyone in our community.
Drug-Free Delaware is a community coalition working to reduce substance abuse amoung youth in Delaware County
OrangeCelebration.com is proud to join the unified individuals and organizations from every sector of the community to work together for a safer and healthier Delaware County.
Community Programs include Hidden in Plain Sight, Red Ribbon Family Activities, Parents Who Host, Annual Youth Leadership Retreat, Responsible Beverage Service Traiing, and more!
Make plans now and join us August 4th for Summer Nights at North Orange Park!
Sherlock Gnomes movie; food truck, family friendly vendors & music will start at 7pm with the movie at dusk.
May good weather bless us this time!
The Board of Orange Township Trustees recently approved the Registration and Regulation of Transient Vendors or "Door-to-Door" sales in Orange Township. Residents can now add their addresses to the "Do Not Knock" Registry. To be added to the “Do Not Knock” registry, please email your name and address to the Township Administrator at email@example.com with “DO NOT KNOCK” in the email subject line. For any questions, please call the Administrator at 740-548-5430 ext. 3108.
May 26, 2018 - October 2018
Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
Main Street Farmers' Markets offer an enticing array of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, live and cut flowers and plants, and craft items including homemade soap and pottery. Income-eligible senior citizens can get vouchers for farmers' market foods from the Delaware County Council for Older Adults. LEARN MORE
Orange Township offers a wealth of local musicians and bands. By going out and listening to these artist you are supporting and encouraging them by being there. Many are very talented artist who have played for years in our area...recorded songs, teaching, participate in local events, and doing what they love to do...entertain YOU! So if you're looking for something to do, check out our FREE LISTING of local talent, then stop by to listen to a song or two while enjoying a drink, or enjoy an evening of dancing and community with others from our area. Most venues offer free cover charges, too! OrangeCelebration.com offers the most comprehensive list of local talent (and upcoming stars, too) with date, time, location and a link for more information. Also probe our special 'Featured Local Musicians' with live videos at the bottom of Music page. MUSIC >>>
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, Also discover links to valuable resources for your health and welfare. Orange Township has many activities and resources, and OrangeCelebration.com is here to help! Use our navigational menus or different topics to explore our website - and Orange Township!
Planned attractions include Amusement rides, Indoor water park, Indoor roller coaster, Indoor surfing, e-sports Arena, Skateboarding, Bowling, Shopping, Health and wellness center, Movie theatre, Butterfly park, BMX course, plus 160,000 sf of indoor sports venue. There is also the possibility of up to 15 hotels and conference center. The park/sports complex will center around a 15-20 acre salt water lake with beach and boardwalk. The complex could create over 15,000 new jobs to Delaware County over the next couple of years. The project is being developed by David Glimcher's Blue Horseshoe Ventures Limited, and is expected to open in 2019.
Another SHOUT OUT goes to The Inn at Olentangy Trail for continuing to support OrangeCelebration.com as a supporter! They have been a supporter over the past several years, plus have donated to other events. A true champion of our community by helping our senior citizens by providing professional and friendly care services. LEARN MORE
A special THANK YOU to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for continuing to support OrangeCelebration.com. She has been a super supporter of OC over the years, and it's people like Darlene that are helping to get the word out about how great a community Orange Township is to live and work. We appreciate her continued support not only as a sponsor but by contributing to other events too! LEARN MORE
Road Safe Traffic closing the RR Crossing at E Orange Rd and Franklin St between 1st St and 3rd St. - Road Safe Traffic will be closing the RR crossings at East Orange Road and Franklin Street between 1st Street and 3rd Street for crossing maintenance beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018 and opening on Thursday, July 13, 2018. Any questions concerning this matter please contact Road Safe Traffic at 304.755.1200 or our office at 740.833.2400.
SourcePoint Unveiled New Branch Office on Polaris Parkway - A Delaware County nonprofit, SourcePoint provides residents of the county age 55 and older with professional expertise, services and programs. The new location will help support those 55 and older with programs and resources in southern Delaware county. LEARN MORE
Want to Volunteer Your Time in Delaware County? Here is a link to different opportunities in Delaware County with many different programs for all ages. LEARN MORE
Report blocked railroad crossings to Federal Railroad Administration - With continued issue of trains blocking Orange Rd and Lewis Center Rd, please submit rail safety issues to the PUCO Rail Division using the online PUCO "Contact Us" form or by calling the Rail Division at (614) 466-1150.
View current and upcoming Delaware County road closures and detours on Google Maps LEARN MORE
2018 Road Construction Guide, Delaware County, Ohio - List county and township road projects, plus 2019-20 projects. PDF FILE. LEARN MORE
Congrats to Lyndsey Vidra who was select from all entries as our contest winner in our Be Notified contest! She received a $25 cash card! If you didn't win, be sure to click on any BE NOTIFIED! button on this website, enter your Email address and Name, then Subscribe. Why subscribe? About once a month, receive special announcements about wonderful things happening in the Orange Township area! Opt out anytime and your information is held in strict privacy. Thank you!
Planning a block party in Orange Township? It is now required for all communities to file for a Block Party Application through the township. Cost is $25 when requesting a street to be closed for the party. Applications are reviewed by the Zoning Department, Roads Department and Fire Department for public safety. Applications can take 7 to 14 business days, so please keep this in consideration when planning. Official road closure barricades will be dropped off prior to the party and picked up afterwards. Closing a road without permission will be addressed by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. LEARN MORE
Orange Township Spring 2018 Newsletter - If you missed it, READ IT HERE
2018 Car & Booster Seat Inspection Schedule for Orange Township - Note: Click on link then scroll just past event listings. SCHEDULE FOR 2018
Coyotes have been spotted in Orange Township. What do you do if a coyote is in your backyard? Here are some helpful tips to keep safe. LEARN MORE
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Orange Branch - Delaware County District Library and EyeShop Optical for renewing their sponsorships. These awesome organizations are helping to keep us online and allowing us to continue to provide information and resources to our community. We are truly grateful! If you would like to join these organizations in helping us help you, please become a Supporter today!
If you've noticed the cost of your trash pick-up went up, Orange township trustees voted Aug. 7 to accept Rumpke Waste and Recycling’s bid, which will cost residents $15.39 per month for curbside trash and recycling. That’s about $2 per month higher than a similar contract they’ve had for the past three years. LEARN MORE
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.
Library Unveiled New Bookmobile - After 16 years of use and 106,000 miles, the current Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Bookmobile will retire and a new Bookmobile will join the DCDL family. The Bookmobile, part of the award-winning Community & Family Outreach Services Department will have an official ribbon cutting on First Friday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. outside the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce offices. After a brief ceremony, the Bookmobile will be open for the public to tour throughout the evening until 9:00 p.m. LEARN MORE
Special Gratitude to North Orange Family Dentistry for renewing as our Primary Supporter for the 2018 year! Dr. Kyle Bogan is a dedicated supporter of the Orange Township community. And as a true Buckeye, Dr. Bogan had the privilege of playing the sousaphone and dotting the "i" with The Ohio State University Marching Band while pursuing his Chemistry degree at The Ohio State University. LEARN MORE
NEW! We've added a local HOTELS directory for those interested in visiting our area. If you have relatives and friends coming in for the holidays, have them access our HOTELS page for suggestions. LEARN MORE
NEW! Be Informed about upcoming Events and Activities in Orange Township via our BE NOTIFIED email service. We do not spam or release your email address to anyone else. Opt out any time you want. BE NOTIFIED!
A BIG THANK YOU to TARANTO'S PIZZERIA as our newest SUPPORTER of OrangeCelebration.com! We would also like to recognize GymGuyz, AmeriHealth, Darlene Schaefer of CRT Realtors and The Inn At Olentangy Trail for recently renewing as Supporters of OrangeCelebration.com. Their support and continued belief in what we are doing is helping us continue to grow and accomplish greater goals! We are deeply grateful for your support! Want to be a SUPPORTER? Find out more!
Places of Worship - If you are new to Orange Township or just looking for a place to worship, please check out this link. LEARN MORE
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
Olentangy Dyslexia Network - A dyslexia network designed to connect parents and children. The mission of the Olentangy Dyslexia Network (ODN) is to provide a community of education and support for dyslexic families while ensuring that scientific- and research-based services are delivered equally and with fidelity by the Olentangy Local Schools. LEARN MORE
Drug Tip Line - Anonymous!
Drug Tip Line 740-833-2790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
By making one phone call, you can actually help get drugs off the streets - and you can remain anonymous. However, many people are often reluctant to "get involved." But this IS an anonymous tip line. Delaware County's Drug Task Force follows up on every tip it receives. And while you may not visibly see us following up on your tip, it doesn't mean we aren't! Key signs of drug trafficking include:
1) No indication the resident(s) work.
2) Residents appear to be living above their means (yes, this is a judgment call, but trust your gut).
3) Multiple vehicles at the residence.
4) Various vehicles visiting for short periods of time.
5) Sometimes, poor upkeep of the residence/property.
If it takes a village to help raise our children, then it certainly takes a County to help address this drug epidemic. Thank you for speaking up
For more information on the outdoor warning siren system, receiving emergency communications, or severe weather preparedness, visit Delaware County Emergency Management on the web, on social media @delcoema or contact Sandy Mackey, Delaware County Emergency Management at (740) 833-2180.
2018 Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 7:00pm. Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035.
OrangeCelebration.com was proud to partner with Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans. For information on how to participate in this important and exciting event dedicated to raise money to help build the Orange Township Veterans Memorial, please follow this link: LEARN MORE
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 >
Delaware County Sheriff's Department Offers Access to Incident Reports Online
To continue our philosophy of transparency and for the convenience of the public, the Sheriff’s Office is pleased to unveil our new online access to incident reports. These reports will include incidents and crimes such as:
• auto accidents/crashes, hit skip
• breaking & entering
• identity & credit card thefts
• suspicious persons & vehicles
• civil complaints
• found property
Reports are available 2 to 3 days from the date of the incident.
If you prefer to speak with us directly to make your request, call 740-833-2872 or visit: www.delawarecountysheriff.com.
DCDL AWARDS STAFF FAVORITES FOR STUDENT ART - County Students Participated in Library Art Show in Conjunction with Delaware Arts Festival, held on May 20-21, 2017. SEE WINNERS HERE
The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s main goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment from “All Hazards” – Natural, Man-made, or Terrorism. We can be reached during normal business hours (740) 833-2180 After hours emergencies EMA can be reached through Delaware County 911.
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
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 believing in us! Want to help support our free, family-friendly service? Find Out 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.
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!
Orange’s Fire Chief Elected Chair of State Fire Council - Orange Township Fire Chief Matt Noble was recently elected chairman of the Ohio State Fire Council. Noble was appointed to the council by Governor Kasich July 2012. READ MORE
ROAD CLOSURES & WORK
'Missing Child' Safety Tips
Every year in the U.S., 465,000 children are reported missing. Friday is National Missing Children's Day, which is used to encourage parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. To commemorate this day, we share the following safety tips with you:
-TEACH CHILDREN THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION
Make sure your child knows his or her full name, home address and telephone number. Include this contact information in their backpack, coat, etc. Teach your child not to share this information with anyone he or she does not know without your permission.
-PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL MEDIA
Talk to your children about the risks of sharing too much information on social media. Explain how "checking in" on social networks and sharing location information or routines can have negative consequences.
-LISTEN & ASK QUESTIONS
Listen if your child says someone makes him or her feel uncomfortable. Ask questions to better understand why. It is important for children to learn to trust their instincts.
-Contact authorites immediately if your child is missing so they can initiate the appropriate plans to alert responders and our communities.
The History of Orange Township goes back to the first settler, Joab Norton, who came to Orange Township in 1807. History of Orange Township.
Hale Hollow Park, off-trail exploration and natural play areas. Choose from several trails or off-trail exploration.Olentangy State Scenic River runs through the park. Discover More