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2017 Independence Day Celebrations in Orange Township July 4th pictures!


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When you're looking for fun, dancing, or listening to live tunes, Orange Township has you covered 

BBQ at the Pool , Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm, North Orange Park Aquatic Center 


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Orange Township Summer Nights

Join us on August 5th at North Orange Park.  This is the 2nd Orange Township Summer Nights event, combining music and a movie into one great evening!  The sweet sounds Franklin Xpress will kick off Summer Nights at 7pm.  In addition, food truck & local vendors will be on hand  to keep you busy until the movie starts at dusk. Thanks to all the residents who participated in the movie survey; Moana won by a landslide!  If you know anyone interested in providing a food truck or being a vendor please contact our Orange Township Community Park Board @ parkboard@orangetwp.org.    

POLARIS LIVE 2017 FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Polaris Live is the new and FREE Summer Concert Series at Polaris Fashion Place. Bring your dancing shoes or your lawn chair and enjoy refreshments as you listen to your favorite local cover bands playing yesterday’s at today’s hits. It will take place in the Polaris Lifestyle Center near Barnes & Noble and The Cheesecake Factory. Concerts are from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM each scheduled evening. Pre-concert activities begin at 6:00 PM. Concerts are open to the general public and admission is FREE! Adult beverage sold by two local charities throughout the event with all proceeds benefiting the charity’s causes. Seating for concerts is open-lawn, and all outdoors: lawn chairs are all permitted in the designated zones. (NO sporting equipment, coolers, alcoholic beverages, picnic tables, balloons, smoking or pets).


66 Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplace Ideas
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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. 

Pictures from the 2017 Little Bear Summer Fair

Over 30 pictures from the event now available for viewing.

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,  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!


Ohio Tax Free Weekend, August 4th - 6th - Ohio Tax Free Weekend 2017 is now official!  S.B. 9 enacted a sales tax holiday to occur only in 2017. The holiday starts on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;

School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and 

School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.     

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.Find out more here:  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.


DONATE FANS!  The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in coordination with People In Need of Delaware County, are asking for donations of new box fans for the annual Delaware County EMA Donate a Fan program.   All donations will be delivered directly to People In Need, Inc. who will distribute the fans to community members who need them the most. All donations stay local. Fans can be purchased at local stores for under $20. Donation drop-off locations are all Delaware County fire and EMS stations, all Delaware County District Library branches and the People in Need (PIN) office located at 138 Johnson Drive in Delaware.The fan drive will run until Sept. 15 or until cooler weather prevails.  All donations are appreciated!  LEARN MORE


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

• 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.


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 > 


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


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 


7/3: The Delaware County Engineer will be closing Lewis Center Road between Woodstone Drive and Crystal Valley Drive for the roundabout finalizing. The road will close on Monday, July 10, 2017 and is scheduled to reopen on Friday, August 11, 2017.  For more information on the Lewis Center/Bale Kenyon project visit: LEARN MORE 

6/6: SR 315 South of SR 750 to Jewett Rd.  Monday, June 12, 6 AM: SR 315 will close in both directions between SR 750 and Jewett Rd. for slope stabilization. The detour is SR 315 to SR 750 to US 23 to I-270 to SR 315 or reverse.  Complete: August 1

5/24:   Decker Construction will be closing North Road between Shanahan Road and Lewis Center Road for road widening on behalf of Metro Development. The road will close on Tuesday, May 30 and is scheduled to open on Friday, July 14.  

5/24:  The Delaware County Engineer will be closing East Orange Road between S. Old State Road and Summerfield Drive for Delco utility work. The road will close Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and there is no scheduled reopening at this time. 

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

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

* Rest of this year: 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. 

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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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