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
A partial solar eclipse is crossing the Delaware skies on Monday, August 21. This exciting celestial event, however, requires safety precautions to protect the eyes of any eclipse viewer. The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) will be offering free official eclipse viewing glasses to patrons with a library card.
“The upcoming solar eclipse aligns with the Library’s mission of continuing education for all,” said DCDL director, George Needham. “We’re so happy to offer the eclipse glasses to all our card holders, whether they’ve had a card for years or are new to the Library.”
The DCDL glasses are manufactured by American Paper Optics, one of the five manufacturers trusted by NASA.
They are certified as safe for the eyes to look directly at the sun.
Beginning Monday, August 7, patrons are invited to stop by a local branch and either show their DCDL card or sign up for a library card, then take home their free pair of eclipse glasses. Supply is limited and the glasses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Library branches are also getting in the spirit and will have astronomy and space materials out on display for individuals who are curious about the eclipse and want to learn more.Solid color intro with an image on the right side. Also this block has no paddings. GET YOUR GLASSES
With summer fastly approaching, and holiday parties and family festivities being planned, there is nothing better than a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to bring everyone together. Lucky for you, fire pit design has evolved in extraordinary directions. DIY Network offers up some great ideas to help get your started with planning your next project.
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!
IN THE NEWS!
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Summer 2017 OEF Grants Awarded. Find out who received grants from the Olentangy Education Foundation for this year. LEARN MORE
Delaware County - Outdoor Warning Sirens
Effective August 2, 2017, Delaware County will begin testing the outdoor warning siren system the first Wednesday of each month at 12:01 p.m. This will replace the previous testing time of the first Saturday of each month at noon. The change from Saturday to Wednesday is to better align with nearby jurisdictions. If there is a threat of severe weather, the test will be cancelled to avoid confusion.
Sirens that will participate in the monthly test are located in Alum Creek and Delaware State Parks, the City of Delaware, Genoa Township, and the Villages of Ashley and Sunbury. Sirens located in Scioto Township/Ostrander and the Village of Galena are expected to join the system in the near future.
The outdoor warning siren system is designed to alert residents for tornado warnings and other emergency notifications as needed by local public safety officials. During a tornado warning, sirens will sound for three minutes, every ten minutes, until the warning is allowed to expire.
Activation of the outdoor warning sirens shall occur under the following conditions:
1.) A tornado warning is issued for any part of Delaware County by the National Weather Service;
2.) A tornado or funnel cloud is sighted by public safety personnel or;
3.) Other large scale emergencies, such as an imminent dam failure, etc.
For more information on the outdoor warning siren system, receiving emergency communications, or severe weather preparedness, visit Delaware County Emergency Management on the web at www.delcoema.org, on social media @delcoema or contact Sandy Mackey, Delaware County Emergency Management at (740) 833-2180.
OrangeCelebration.com is excited 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 >
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.
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
We welcome Laurie Zinn, Owner of Line-By-Line, as a Featured Contributor to our OC Business page. Laurie resides in Orange Township, and since 2012, has helped countless small and mid-sized businesses, non-profits and schools build relationships with their customers through quality communication. We will be offering 'how-to' articles written by Laurie to help build lasting relationship with your customers and associates. LEARN MORE
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!
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 Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter - If you missed it, Read It Here
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 your continued support! Want to be part of our family-friendly service? 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!
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
ROAD CLOSURES & WORK
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