EXPLORING ORANGE TOWNSHIP - 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, you'll find it here! Discover links to valuable resources for your health and well being. Orange Township has many activities and resources - you'll find them here! We organize many local events including the Annual Multi-Nightborhood Garage Sale and Halloween House Decoration Contest, and are sponsors in other local events including ZOOlentangy. Use our navigation menus or different topics to explore our website - and Orange Township. Our service is made available through our gracious PARTNERS.
Delaware County, Ohio, Sheiff's Office - It's the moment (some) parents have been waiting for: school is back in session this week! We know some of you are dancing with excitement to finally have summer break come to an end. But before you ship the kiddos off to school, we have a few important back-to-school safety reminders:
There will be an increase in foot and bicycle traffic as students walk or ride to and from school. Do not drive distracted. Keep your eyes on the road. And when approaching a stop sign, come to a complete stop.
SCHOOL SPEED ZONES
You may or may not have paid attention to the school zones this summer, but now is a good time to refresh your memory. Always obey the speed limit, but when driving in a school zone, please slow down and proceed with caution. NOTE: Some school zones may not have flashing lights nor specific hours posted on the road sign, so when in doubt: SLOW DOWN. Adding 15 seconds to your commute isn't the end of the world - just an important safe-driving habit!
When a school bus is stopped, your vehicle should stop and keep a safe distance. Never pass a stopped school bus.
Ohio Legal Help was created as an invaluable resource to help individuals with common civil legal issues. The site provides location-specific forms, authoritative legal information vetted by attorneys, and security for users to retain privacy.
Shale Hollow opened to the public in 2013. The park is a 211-acre park that is part of the Preservation Parks of Delaware County system. It is located at 6320 Artesian Run in Lewis Center. Enjoy nature here in Orange Township as part of Orange Celebration's Summer of Fun, Discovery & Renewal!
Polaris Fashion Place is bringing back the summer concert series "LIVE @ Polaris," welcoming shoppers to enjoy free live musical entertainment and family-friendly activities every Thursday, now through August 22, from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM. Find out who's performing plus more! Check out this plus other bands playing in our area on our Music page.
We are pleased to welcome our newest supporter, Polaris Heating and Cooling, LLC. Founded in 2012, Polaris Heating and Cooling provides high quality services to local residents in the Columbus area. We are honored to service Delaware and Franklin counties. We proudly install Trane equipment but service and repair all major brands (i.e. Carrier, Lennox, Bryant, etc). Contact them for a FREE quote. LEARN MORE
Ohio Libraries Offer Free Legal Resources - Finding accurate legal information and forms can be surprisingly difficult. Ohio Legal Help is the only legal resource that specifically addresses Ohioâ€™s complicated legal landscape, and now every library in the State of Ohio will offer this free resource to Ohioans. LEARN MORE
Walk.Bike.Ohio is the Ohio Department of Transportation's first plan to focus on walking and biking policies and programs around the state. When complete, it will guide Ohio's bike and pedestrian transportation policies and investments in infrastructure and programs. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help build a better understanding of the current state of walking and biking in Ohio. Thank you! TAKE SURVEY
Orange Township Swimming Pool has changed closing time - Starting August 4th, closing time will be 8:00pm until the end of the season on Monday, September 2nd.
Special Budget Report - I was recently asked if OrangeCelebration.com was a 'money-maker.' Taking the question to task, I added all of it up to find out. If you are interested in the results, please access our Sponsors page and scroll to the bottom. BUDGET REPORT
Our deepest appreciation to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for renewing her Partnership for another year. Thank you for believing in us and helping Orange Celebration grow. If you are buying or selling your home be sure to contact Darlene. Her expertise and knowledge of the real estate market will afford you the best experience. FIND OUT MORE
SBA Awards $100,000 for Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program LEARN MORE
July Scheduled Events for Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library - Complete list of events for July. Find it on our Events page. Scroll down towards bottom of page or click here: LEARN MORE
OUR ANNUAL GARAGE SALE WAS A BIG SUCCESS! Our Orange Township Mega-Neighborhood Garage Sales Results - From comments we received, this year's annual neighborhood garage sale was a huge success. Find out more about this year's event! READ MORE
Big Walnut Interchange Project - Discussions regarding the Big Walnut Interchange Project which would help relieve congestion at I-71, Polaris and Gemini Rds has become a priority, according to MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission). Actual date of the project has not been announced, but for all of us who are affected by the traffic issues on a daily basis, it will not be soon enough. LEARN MORE
Donate A Fan - It's a beautiful day to donate a fan to the Delaware County EMA fan drive. Drop off your donation at any Delaware County fire/EMS stations or Delaware County District Library branch. Every donation is appreciated and goes directly to People In Need, Inc. to help those who need relief from the heat. LEARN MORE
SourcePoint Adds Caregiver Support Group to Polaris Area - In May, SourcePoint launches a sixth support group for family caregivers, conveniently located at its south office at Polaris, between Powell and Westerville. The new support group is available the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning May 22 at 1070 Polaris Parkway, Suite 200, Columbus, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. SourcePointâ€™s caregiver support groups are open to both Delaware County caregivers, as well as caregivers whose loved ones reside within the county. LEARN MORE
Little Bear Golf Club is closed until further notice - Little Bear Golf Club which has been a fixture of Orange Township since 2007, is closed until further notice. According to the Little Bear Golf Club Facebook page, "Little Bear is closed indefinitely. The course is NOT open". LEARN MORE
Winner of our Orange Express Email Sign-Up Drawing - Just by being a subscriber to Orange Express automatically enters you into our random drawings. Our most recent winner is Kelli Peterson who won a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts! Be sure you're signed up for a chance to win, too!
Submit Your Orange Township Zoning Permit Online. The program allows applicants to submit zoning permits online and access status updates of submissions. You can also submit a complaint or violation in regards to zoning issues. LEARN MORE
We would like to thank EyeShop Optical for renewing their Partnership with OrangeCelebration.com. Eyeshop Optical supports Orange Township in many ways including the parade and other events and activities. Thank you for continuing to support our efforts on OrangeCelebration.com EYESHOP OPTICAL
Parent Teachers Organizations in Orange Township - In order by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools LEARN MORE
We have separated the Sports and Schools pages. We have been busy adding new information to both pages. To help you better navigate and find information you need, you can now access the Schools page and Sports page.
Evans Farm. What's Happening? Check out their latest Newsletter - READ IT HERE
Orange Township Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter - If you missed it, READ IT HERE
3rd Annual Halloween House Decoration Contest - Winner's announced. WHO WON?
One of our supporters, EyeShop Optical Center, was recognized as one of Americaâ€™s Finest Opticals by Invision magazine. Check out the article and learn more about this local business! LEARN MORE
Deepest appreciation to Debbie Taranto, Taranto's Pizzeria Polaris for her continued support of OrangeCelebration.com. Debbie is a true leader in our community, not only as a small business owner, but trustee of Orange Township. She contributes to many events and activities in our community. It is because of people like Debbie that Orange Township has seen a tremendous growth and positive influence on it's residents and businesses. We are PROUD to have Taranto's Pizzeria as a supporter of OC. Thank you! LEARN MORE
Delaware Trails - There is a new website and facebook page for those interested in the paths and trails in Delaware. is intended to promote the current and future trails and paths of Delaware, OH through education and awareness. FIND OUT MORE
Olentangy Crossings - Orange Township has created a map showing what's under construction, under review and remaining vacant lots in the Olentangy Crossing area. VIEW MAP
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
OrangeCelebration.com is proud to be a SPONSOR of the 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
DID YOU KNOW that OrangeCelebration.com has help promote over 190 performers and bands in our community? Over the past 3 years OC has listed music events every week for local talent (and up and coming stars) for our local bars and restaurants. Check it out current listings on our MUSIC PAGE
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.
For you convenience, we adding Olentangy School information - You'll find it on our Sports page, which is now School/Sports page. We started with a directory of all the schools in our area, plus more information and resources is being added. Of course, if you have something you would like to contribute, please contact us. SPORTS PAGE
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.
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 >
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 Sheriffâ€™s Office is pleased to unveil our new online access to incident reports. If you prefer to speak with us directly to make your request, call 740-833-2872 or visit: www.delawarecountysheriff.com.
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.
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