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The MOST comprehensive listings of Events, Meetings, Entertainment, News & Points of Interest in Orange Township, Ohio

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

Information about Aquatic Center - Season Pool Passes, Applications, Swim Lessons and more!

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


From country to rock, Orange Township has you covered. Support local musicians, our future raising stars

Family Fun Night, Friday, May 25, 7pm - 8pm, Highbanks Metro Park


Need to expand your network?  Link up with local businesses or social clubs through our local directory

Business

Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business in Delaware County


2018 Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale

Friday, JUNE 1 and Saturday, JUNE 2,
9:00AM - 4:00PM both days!
SIX LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS PARTICIPATING! Neighborhoods in the Lewis Center area include Oak Creek, Villages of Oak Creek, Oak Creek East, Summerfield Village, The Shores and Prestwick Commons. 

4thofJulyandSummerBash

Ultimate Beginners Guide To Gardening With Kids

Gardening is an excellent activity for anyone. Adults find peace, relaxation, and food, but children take significantly more from the work than adults do.

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ORANGE CELEBRATION'S OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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! 

Heroes Not Forgotten 5K 
Fundraiser to Honor our Veterans

Even though this event has ended for this year, you can still donate to honor our veterans.  Click on 'Donations' above for information.  Orange Township Veterans Memorial will be erected on the corner of Orange Rd and South Old State behind the old Town Hall. Thank you for caring!

Flag Teams and Call to Veterans

Flag Teams
We are looking for teams of a minimum of 5 to carry a flag during the run (walk distance does not apply). Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and POW MIA.

Call to Veterans
If you’re a veteran or family member of a veteran and just want to cheer the runners along, please join us.

Donations

Donate on the registration site or through the Delaware County Foundation (click on the “Click to Give” button, then scroll down to select Orange Township Veterans Memorial.) A special fund has been established with the Delaware County Foundation, a non-profit community foundation that will manage all donations. You may also send a check, payable to the Delaware County Foundation: EIN #31-1450786. Please note Orange Township Veterans Memorial in the memo line of the check. Gifts should be mailed to Delaware County Foundation, 3954 N. Hampton Dr., Powell, OH 43065.

Veterans Memorial

The goal is to make the memorial unique with local input. The memorial itself was designed by a former Olentangy Orange High School Student, Amelia Dewey. Matt Croghar and Kyle Benecke, also local Olentangy Orange High School Students, came up with the theme “Heroes Not Forgotten.”

Ways to Participate & Register

You can select from different particiation levels. There is the 1 Mile Walk, 5K Run/Walk, 5K Flag Carry Team, or purchase a T-Short only. For more inforation, CLICK HERE

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OC REPORTS
News and Updates

'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. 

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


THANK YOU! - a BIG shout out 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 To Unveil New Bookmobile Friday, January 5 - 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! 


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.


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


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

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.


Drug Tip Line - Anonymous!

Drug Tip Line 740-833-2790 or drugtaskforce@co.delaware.oh.us

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


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. 


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

• vandalism

• 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 


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

Delaware County Named Healthiest in State for 3rd Year in a Row - The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. LEARN MORE

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Orange Township's history, resources, steady growth and valuable services are vast.  To the person passing by, they might not be aware of everything our community offers. Below are some points of interest for those looking for more than the obvious.  

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