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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

The History of Orange Township.  The first settler, Joab Norton, came to Orange Township in 1807. . . 

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

Financial Planning Forum, Saturday, April 29, 8:30am - 12pm, SouthPoint


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Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business in Delaware County


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WELCOME TROY CUMMINGS TO ‘MAKE MONSTERS’

“Notebook of Doom” series author will speak and draw at Orange Branch Library

On Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, in partnership with the Robert F. Beard Foundation, will host children’s author and illustrator Troy Cummings at the Delaware County District Library Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware.

Cummings is best known for his “Notebook of Doom” series, an early-reader chapter book series about a kid who moves to a town full of monsters. This twelve book series contains titles such as “Flurry of the Snombies,” “Whack of the P-Rex” and “Rise of the Balloon Goons."  During the program, titled “Making Monsters with Author Troy Cummings,” Cummings delivers a fully-illustrated presentation about creating characters and writing stories. He starts by stepping through his process for creating scenes from “The Notebook of Doom.” Then he plays a few drawing games in which he runs into storytelling “problems” and asks participants to help solve them.  Improv games, monster drawing, illustrations on-the-fly, and an epic monster battle might also be in store for all the lucky participants."  

Learn more about the Friends of the Delaware County District Library at www.delawarelibraryfriends.org. The organization’s mission is to raise money and public awareness in the community to support the services and programs of the Delaware County District Library.

NOTICE OF HYDRANT FLUSHING

Orange Township Fire Department will be conducting hydrant flushing during the daylight hours starting April 17, 2017. Some discolorations in the water may occur. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call (740) 548-6346 if you have any further questions.
On April 17, 28, 23 ,26, 29, May 2, 5, 8, 11 the following areas will be affected. 

- Areas North of Powell Rd., East of Columbus Pike, South of Lewis Center Rd., 
West of the railroad tracks.
- Areas East of the railroad tracks &
North of Lewis Center Rd.
- Areas East of S. Old State, South of
Powell Rd, West of I-71.
- Areas North of Lewis Center Rd. East of the railroad tracks.


On April 18, 21, 24, 27 , 30 May 3, 6, 12 the following areas will be affected. 


- Areas South of Orange Rd., 
West of Columbus Pike.
- Areas West of the railroad tracks,
South of Powell Rd.
- Areas East of the railroad tracks, South of Orange Rd., West of S. Old State.
- Areas East of S. Old State, South of Lewis Center Rd., West of Bale Keynon,
North of Orange Rd.

On April 19, 22, 25, 28, May 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 the following areas will be affected.

- Areas North of Orange Rd. & West of Columbus Pike.
- Areas North of Lewis Center Rd. & West of the railroad tracks.
- Areas East of I-71 & areas adjacent to Bale Kenyon.
- Areas East of the railroad tracks, North of Orange Rd., West of S. Old State, South of Lewis Center Rd.

Orange Township Fire Department will be conducting hydrant flushing during the daylight hours starting April 17, 2017. Some discolorations in the water may occur. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call (740) 548-6346 if you have any further questions.


Street Sweeping Notice

Orange Township will be street sweeping starting the week of May 1, 2017. Street sweeping is weather dependent and may be delayed due to rain.

Parking restrictions will be in place from 8:00AM to 4:30PM during street sweeping. No Parking signs will be placed on the streets when the sweeping truck is anticipated to start in your neighborhood. 

The street sweeping trucks are not equipped to handle leaves and large amounts of debris left in the roadway areas. Piles of leaves and landscape material will not be picked up by the street sweeping trucks. Landscape material including leaves should never be raked into the street or curb area of the roadways. This blocks drainage of the street and could cause flooding problems and clog storm drains. Rumpke provides landscape pick-up services with your trash and recycle pick-up. Please follow Rumpke directions for landscape material removal. 

Please contact Maintenance & Parks Director, Beth Hugh at (740) 657-2630 with any questions. 

2017 SEASON PASS

2017 season begins Wednesday, May 24, 2017
 
2017 Online Season Pass Application Orange Township reserves the right to revoke applications submitted with incorrect or falsified information. There will be a convenience fee for on-line applications. Applications received on-line will be processed the next business day. APPLY ONLINE

Download the 2017 Aquatic Center Season Pass Application and take or mail to the Township Hall. Please remember, when mailing your Pool Pass Application to include proof of residency and your check made out to Orange Township. Seniors - please include a copy of your Golden Buckeye Card. Credit cards can now be accepted for season pass applications and will be charged an additional convenience fee. DOWNLOAD (Word format)

SWIM LESSONS 2017 SEASON

On-line swim lesson registration will begin Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 9:30 AM. On-line registration will be available until May 22 to Orange Township residents only. Beginning May 24, 2017 resident and non-resident sign ups can be completed at the front desk of the North Orange Aquatic Center for any remaining classes. A convenience fee applies for on-line registration payments.

Learn to swim at the pool is designed to focus on the fundamentals of swimming, water safety and fun. Children must be at least 4 years old by the first day of class to register for lessons. Classes must have a minimum of 3 students registered to hold the class. Classes are thirty (30) minutes offered Monday through Thursday for a two (2) week period. If a day is cancelled, the Friday of that week will be used as a make-up day. Lessons will only be cancelled due to lightning or thunder.

DOWNLOAD SIGN-UP INFO AND REGISTRATIONS (PDF Format)

POOL INFORMATION AND DEFINITIONS

RESIDENT: You pay Orange Township Park Levy and you’re in tax district 27, 46 or 58. You can visit Delaware County Auditor to verify your tax district.

CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER: (Birth dates must be after September 4th, 2014), ARE FREE, but must be listed on the application. Do not count when choosing the pass category and fee.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY: Family Pass Admits up to two named Parents in the same household and all dependent aged children (under the age of 23). Parents must be residents of Orange Township.

GRANDPARENT PASS: Admits up to two named Grandparents in the same household and all dependent aged grandchildren (under the age of 23). Grandparents must be residents of Orange Township. Select the correct corresponding Family pass category.

YOUTH: Children 12 and under will not be permitted upon the Aquatic Center grounds unless under the direct supervision of a parent or other responsible person at least 16 years of age.

BABYSITTER: One babysitter can be added to Season Pass Application as an additional person to the pass. However, all babysitters must be accompanied by the children without the parents at the pool. Babysitters may not utilize the pass individually. Babysitter must be at least 16 years of age.

SENIOR: Please include a copy of your Golden Buckeye Card with application.

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Garage Sales!

2017 Garage Sales in Orange Township

Find out where neighborhood garage sales are being held in Orange Township!  If you would like your local HOA (must be located in Orange Township) included on our list for free, contact us by clicking button below.  (Offer excludes individual homeowner or private sales.) Please include name of HOA, contact name, phone number and email address, date & times of event.   To see current list of  HOAs participating, click here

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!


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


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


Are you 50 years or older and need help to find a job? Be sure to check out our EVENTS page for information on a FREE informative workshop to learn the "nut and bolts" of how to find a job in today's economy.


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


Income Tax Prep Assistance, by Appointment Only, SourcePoint - AARP tax-aide coordinator and IRS-trained counselors help prepare taxes for individuals who need assistance.Call the tax hotline at 740-203-2423, leave your name and phone number (including area code) and your call will be returned in the order it was received. Appointments are 1st-come, 1st-served.  LEARN MORE


Orange: volunteers needed to curate artifacts - Orange Township is looking for a volunteer to curate more than 800 artifacts that were found from the North Road park project and help build a display case. 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


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 


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.


OPEN - Business in Orange Township  - To celebrate entrepreneurship in Orange Township, a new page has been created on OC. You may have noticed the new BUSINESS navigation button on the top menu.  The business page offers business advice from across the web, plus local business announcements.  If you would like to sponsor this page, please contact us for details. 


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 > 


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!   

Garage Sale Listings - Spring has finally arrived and it won't be much longer before the weather will be warming up. And with the warmer weather comes garage sales. This year, OC will be listing garage sales being held by HOAs in Orange Township. If you want to get your HOA garage sale listed for free, email us at OrangeCelebration@gmx.com or use our Contact Form with your information (dates, times, location (name of your subdivision), and please include a contact name and phone # or email address if we need to follow up. We (OC) will be promoting the garage sales in and around our area at NO COST to you. Thank!  GARAGE SALES


Delaware County Outdoor Warning Siren Test - Delaware County tests outdoor warning sirens the first Saturday of each month at noon.


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 a supporter? 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 


4/25/2017:  The Delaware County Engineer will be closing Lewis Center Road between Bale Kenyon Road and Africa Road for the reconstruction of the bridge over Alum Creek. The road will close on Monday, May 1 and reopen on Friday, June 30.

3/8/2017: The Delaware County Engineer will be closing East Powell Rd. between Hickory Ridge Court and Bale Kenyon Road for road reconstruction. The road will close on Monday, March 13 and reopen on Friday, April 28.  Any questions concerning this matter please contact Chris Bauserman, P.E., P.S. or Robert M. Riley, P.E., Chief Deputy Engineer at (740) 833-2400.

12/9: GEMINI EXTENSION PROJECT
The second left turn lane from northbound Orion onto Gemini is expected to be complete in January once the traffic signal work is complete. And later this month, crews will also install street signs on the new Gemini extension, which is now called IKEA Way.


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

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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Discovering More in Orange Township

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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