EXPLORING ORANGE TOWNSHIP - Find out about upcoming events, programs and meetings in our community right here on Orange Celebration for free which is updated daily. From parades to fireworks, sports events to movies in the park, from sledding snow covered hills to exchanging business ideas, we provide up to date listings. Discover valuable resources in our area. OrangeCelebration organizes local events including our Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale and Halloween House Decoration Contest, and have sponsored local events including ZOOlentangy and Orange Township Veterans Memorial. Access our exclusive FREE DIRECTORIES of local holidays and events! Use our navigation menus or different topics to explore our website - and Orange Township. Our free service is made available through our gracious and giving PARTNERS. New to our area or thinking about locating in Orange Township? We offer an very comprehensive overview of our community including our history and current projects. Browse through our menus to learn more about special clubs and groups, schools, sports, legal help, starting and growing a business, plus much much more!
Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch
With many us working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be a change and challenge difficult to adjust and navigate through. There can (and will be) be many distractions you don't experience at your work place. Resources that were easily available at the office are gone. We offer some suggestions on how to be more effective during this time. BUSINESS PAGE.
Also access information about the SBA's Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help small businesses. BUSINESS PAGE
ACCESS OUR ENTIRE LIST! Due to school closings, parents and teachers in trying to find ways to keep kids focused on learning and educational projects away from the classroom. Our extensive list includes many businesses offering free access and subscriptions during the coronavirus pandemic. Please note some of the offers are directed toward educators, and others toward parents and students. We've included descriptions and links to their website. LEARN MORE
Orange Township will hold its 4th Annual Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18th from 10am-12pm at the Home Depot parking lot (8704 Ownefield Drive) in honor of Earth Day. You can recycle TVâ€™s, computers, laptops, servers, cell phones, keyboards, mice, computer cables, tables, LCD monitors, printers, UPS & battery backups, phone equipment, lead acid batteries, car batteries, networking equipment, routers, cameras, stereo equipment, power tools, video game systems, cable boxes, and most items that plug in, work on batteries or is a cord or cable. Please note the cost to dispose of a CRT Computer Monitor is $10.00, a Flat Panel TV (LED, LCD or Plasma) is $20.00 and all other TVs (CRT, Rear Projection, DLP, etc) is $50.00. Exact cash or check accepted only; please make checks payable to Accurate IT Services.
With the rapid growth of Orange Township and Delaware County, we are at risk of loosing our farm land and heritage. Please help support our local famers by supporting our DELAWARE COUNTY FARM BUREAU. Some of the issues currently facing farmers includes saving existing farms to hastily commercial and housing developments, water quality, farm economy, energy, plus development of young and beginning farmers.
Delaware County Transit is offering FREE fares for general public within Delaware County
- Riders must still call in advance (before noon the previous weekday) to request a Demand Respone ride. Rider are as driver and vehicle availability permits.
- All Delaware City routes will be reduced to 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am, runs. This will allow for early shopping for elderly set up by stores.
Polaris Fashion Place - The safety of our guests, retailers, and employees is our top priority. We will be temporarily closed as of March 23rd until further notice.
Orange Township Response to COVID-19 To Help Keep Community Safe
- The health and safety of our Orange Township staff and community remain a top priority; the Township is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, Orange Township will be implementing the following changes to our parks:
- All parks remain open.
- All bike/pedestrian trails remain open.
- All park bathrooms remain closed until further notice.
- All park play structures are closed until further notice.
- All park athletic fields are limited to groups of no more than 10 individual until further notice.
- All park basketball courts are limited to groups of no more than 10 individual until further notice.
- All Township buildings, including Orange Township Hall and Fire Stations, are closed to non-Township employees until further notice. All Orange Township Parks are open. LEARN MORE
Habitat for Humanity - Our office on Curtis Street is now closed to the public until at least Monday, April 6th. You can still call. Our ReStore is now closed until at least Monday, April 6th. We are cancelling all ReStore and committee volunteerism until at least Monday, April 6th. LEARN MORE
Restaurants and bars closed except for take-out and delivery. Access our list of local restaurants to help support local businesses. ACCESS OUR DIRECTORY
Olentangy Schools Classes & Events - Coronavirus-related school closure information. LEARN MORE
Delaware County District Library will be canceling all programs and events from March 12 until at least Sunday, April 5. All DCDL locations will be closing to the public starting on Tuesday, March 17 through at least Sunday, April 5. Access their website or Facebook page for updates. LEARN MORE
Delaware Area Career Center - Any on-campus event hosted by an outside organization will be cancelled through the end of April. We are also cancelling all student events held on and off of our campus through April 10th, at which time we will reassess the situation. All students under the age of 18 can receive 'grab and go' meals during Governor DeWine's order to close school. Updates - LEARN MORE
Many churches have canceled services and events until further notice. Contact your local church for any information.
Preservation Parks of Delaware County - Closing several indoor public facilities and cancelling all public events and programs beginning Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. through Tuesday, March 31. LEARN MORE
Delaware County Board of Elections - Election postponed. Tentative rescheduled for June 2nd.
Polaris Fashion Place - We will be temporarily adjusting our operating hours and will now open daily at 11 a.m. (Sundays 12 p.m.) and close daily at 7 p.m. (Sundays at 6 p.m.) until further notice. Certain retailers have chosen to modify operating hours or close temporarily. We are giving all tenants the opportunity to do what is right for their business at this time. LEARN MORE
Metro Parks (Highbanks) - All parks are open from 6:30am to 8pm and all programs are canceled and all nature centers are closed. LEARN MORE
SourcePoint - Enrichment Center is closed, and all group programs are cancelled from March 14 - April 27. Click link for information about In-Home Care Services and Meals on Wheels. SourcePoint will continue to monitor and adjust as needed. LEARN MORE
Our utmost appreciation to Dr. Cynthia Sayers, O.D., Eyeshop Optical for renewing their Partnership for another year. Thank you for believing in Orange Celebration and helping us grow. Dr. Sayers goal is to make you feel welcome when you walk in the door, informed at every step of your eye care experience, and healthier (and a little more stylish) by the time you leave. Eyeshop Optical is a locally owned business and supports our community in many ways. FIND OUT MORE
2020 Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale in Orange Township - We've begun organizing this year's MEGA EVENT! It's slated for Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6. We currently have 5 neighborhoods participating and look forward to hearing from other Orange Township neighborhoods who would like to get involved. Since it's sponsored by OrangeCelebration.com and Kullberg Designs, it's free for any HOA to participate! LEARN MORE
Our deepest gratitude to the Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library for their continued support. We want to thank the Orange Branch of DCDL for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration (again!). Without our Partners we wouldn't be able to continue our FREE service to everyone in Orange Township. Besides spotlighting special events for the Orange Branch of the DCDL, we provide a monthly listings of all events at the Orange Branch on our Events page. Thank you DCDL for believing in us and helping us continue into 2020 with highlighting events, activities, and services for our community!
Orange Township Winter 2019-2020 Newsletter (PDF) - READ IT HERE
Road Projects in Orange Township 2020 - Article about some of the road projects scheduled for this year and beyond. LEARN MORE
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
March scheduled events for Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library - Complete list of events for this month. Also included are board meeting dates for 2020. Find it on our Events page by scroll down towards bottom of page or click here: ORANGE BRANCH LIBRARY
Changes coming to Orange Township facility rental process - As of Tuesday, January 7, 2020, there will now be changes to how you can rent Orange Township rooms and shelters! LEARN MORE
Stay Safe - Block Watch & House Check - The Delaware County, Ohio Sheriff's Office conducts home & business checks. Before heading out of town, call 740-833-2800 or complete an online form at delawarecountysheriff.com (Forms) to have the police keep an extra eye on your home/property. LEARN MORE
The article 'Cyberbulling: What Schools and Teachers Can Do' has been moved to our School page. READ IT HERE
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
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
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 Orange Express 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
Parent Teachers Organizations in Orange Township - We have included more information and resources about our schools for parents and students. It is listed in order by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. 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 was proud to help support the Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans in 2019. 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 200 performers and bands in our community? Over the past 4 years OC has listed music events every week for local talent (up and coming stars) for our local bars, restaurants and events. Check it out current listings on our MUSIC PAGE
Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10 AM or 6 PM. Meetings are held at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. SCHEDULE
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.
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.
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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Visit our business page with information on starting, expanding and keeping your business healthy. Highlights include Delaware Does Entrepreneur Gathering, DCDL Free Access to Online Business Courses, plus other resources and contacts.
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