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EXPLORE ORANGE TOWNSHIP!  We offer the MOST comprehensive listings of Events, Meetings, Entertainment, News & Points of Interest in Orange Township, Ohio. 

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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!  

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Fundraisers in Orange Township

Access our Fundraiser page for important announcements about upcoming Fundraisers to help our community!

OrangeCelebration News

We're Growing!  New pages added, more local news, announcements, special services, plus more

Entertainment in Orange Township & Lewis Center, Ohio

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

Events & Activities in Orange Township

Events in our area. From crafts to hiking, and seminars to fundraisers, there's something for everyone!

Meetings, Clubs and Networking

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

Doing Business in Orange Township

Need help with Starting & Growing Your Business in Orange Township & Delaware County? Check out our resources!

Darlene Schaefer
CRT Realtors

Eyeshop Optical

Polaris Heating and Cooling

Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch

Taranto's Pizzeria

Kullberg Designs

AmeriHealth
Chiropractic

Your company here!
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Overview of Delaware County, Ohio;  It's rapid growth, and why it's a great place to live and do business

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Olentangy Summer Camp & Activities Expo

Olentangy Summer Camp & Activities Expo

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Olentangy Orange Middel School

Delaware County Farm Bureau

Ohio Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership organization that works to support our state’s food and farm community.

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. 

SENIOR SHOWCASE SEEKS ENTRIES FOR ART EXHIBIT


Entries are being accepted for the Senior Showcase, a juried art exhibit that will showcase the art work of individuals in Delaware County who are 55 and older. The deadline to submit is March 6. 

Senior Showcase

Who can enter contest

Entries are being accepted for the Senior Showcase, a juried art exhibit that will showcase the art work of individuals in Delaware County who are 55 and older. The deadline to submit is March 6.
Entries from professional and emerging artists will be accepted until March 6 at 5 p.m. at The Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St. in Delaware. The categories are: 2D (computer, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography) and 3D (ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, wood, stone, jewelry and sculpture). Those accepted for the show will be notified March 26.  LEARN MORE

Prizes & Exhibits

Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories, said Diane Hodges, executive director of The Arts Castle.
Winners will be announced at an artists’ reception on Saturday, May 2nd at The Arts Castle. The exhibit will run May 3rd - June 21st at The Arts Castle. After that, the prizewinners’ work will be on display at the Orange Branch of the Delaware County District Library from July 1st - July 30th and then at Willow Brook at Delaware Run from August 4th - 31st. LEARN MORE

How to enter contest

The Senior Showcase is a collaboration among The Arts Castle, the Delaware County District Library and Willow Brook Christian Communities. SourcePoint is a contributing sponsor.
For submission guidelines, go to www.artscastle.org/seniorshowcase or pick up a submission packet at The Arts Castle, Gallery 22, the Delaware County District Library or Willow Brook at Delaware Run. For information, please contact: seniorshowcase@artscastle.org.

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Orange Township Electronics Recycling Event

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 TV’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.

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Women Business

SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans, and women military spouses. For more information, please access our BUSINESS PAGE.

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OC REPORTS
News and Updates

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


February 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: LEARN MORE


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


Winter Fun at our Parks - Whether its sledding, ice skating or Winter Hikes, our Metro Parks and Orange Township Parks offer something for everyone. You'll need to check to see if ponds are safe for ice skating for you and your families safety. METRO PARKS and ORANGE TOWNSHIP


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 the 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 Ohio’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


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


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


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 Sheriff’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.  


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

2019 Road Construction Guide, Delaware County, Ohio - List county and township road projects, plus 2019-20 projects. PDF FILE. LEARN MORE

Does your organization have an event or activity coming up in our community you would like to share with the public? Do you have a club or special interest group with regular meetings? Simply send us your information so we can list it for FREE on our website and social media sites. To get started click here.

Grow Your Business in Orange Township

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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Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, March 8

Spring Forward - Move your clock ahead one hour

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St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday, March 17

Remembering one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick.

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First Day of Spring
Thursday, March 19

Marks the astronomical first day of spring

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