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Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, many local events have been canceled or postponed. As venues begin to reopen, we will be posting those here on our site. We are also offering 'streaming' events, concerts and podcasts which you will find on our event and music pages. Be sure to support local restaurants and bars offering take-out and/or delivery service, and information on opening dates. Access our OC REPORTS for COVID-19 updates plus other local news. Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, to see if they need any help or assistance. Be safe, and may God bless you and your family during this unprecedented time.
During the pandemic, we're offering live streaming events. Catch a Virtual Roller Coaster ride too!
During the pandemic, we're offering live streaming concerts and music related events. Podcasts added!
Updates regarding COVID-19 posted. New pages added, more local news, announcements, special services, plus more
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NEW! Why Entrepreneurs Need Self-Care (And How to Start)
Entrepreneurs are notoriously busy folks, but does that mean you always have to put your professional duties first? The truth is that business owners often overwork themselves. But setting aside time for self-care is beneficial in so many ways – and it’s not that hard to add it to your schedule, either. Learn why entrepreneurs need self-care here, plus discover tips on how to get started. LEARN MORE ->
Shopping Local Can Make a Big Difference This Holiday Season
Before you buy online or at your big box stores, consider... How much of your $100 purchase stays in your community when spent at (1) independent local store, (2) an in-town chain outlet, and (3) a remote online store.
This results in a direct multiplier three or more times greater when people spend with independents, compared to patronizing local chain outlets (and about 50 timesmore than buying online). Small businesses are a major engine of job creation, and census data onindependents and annual reports of their largest competitors helpdemonstrate why The data showsmall businesses create morejobs per sales dollar than chaincompetitors and several times morethan large online retailers. Since spending on typical big-box goodslike hardware, basic clothing, or housewares is a relatively fixed pie(we don’t buy more socks or toastersjust because a new venue is sellingthem), new big box developmentis unlikely to yield new jobs, butsimply displace jobs in one businessfor another. And while you're out shopping, also support our local restaurants.
HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES THIS YEAR AND HELP SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!
For a directory of small businesses in our area, click here - SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
For a directory of restaurants in our area, click here - SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS
For more LOCAL small business information and resources, access our OC Business page | Article Source: AMIBA.net
Back Together 2020 Site Now Available. New site is dedicated to keeping our community updated on academic, operational and health considerations for the 2020-2021 school year. Updated often.
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
NEW! Coronavirus COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide - This is a great 2 page guide you could print out and display at home or at work place. Covers prevention, symptoms, protecting workplace, myths, and helpful resources. ACCESS (PDF)
Delaware General Health District - ACCESS
Ohio Department of Health, COVID-19 - ACCESS
Economic Development Resources for COVID-19 - LEARN MORE
Delaware County Transit. Current DCT route and service information. - ACCESS
Orange Township Response to COVID-19 To Help Keep our Community Safe - ACCESS
Habitat for Humanity - ACCESS
Restaurants and bars closed except for take-out and delivery. Access our list of local restaurants to help support local businesses. ACCESS
Olentangy Schools Classes & Events - Coronavirus-related school closure information. ACCESS
Delaware County District Library - ACCESS
Delaware Area Career Center - ACCESS
Many churches have canceled services and events until further notice. Contact your local church for updates - ACCESS
Preservation Parks of Delaware County - ACCESS
Metro Parks (Highbanks) - ACCESS
SourcePoint - ACCESS
OC NEWS (non-covid related)
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
Our Gratitude to Taranto's Pizzeria for their continued support of OrangeCelebration.com - Debbie Tartanto was one of the first supporters of OC, and has continued to support our services and community over the years, as she has with many other local events. We appreciate everything she has done, and ask you help to support Taranto's Pizzeria during these difficult and uncertain economic times by ordering the best pizzas, subs, chicken wings, pasta and salads from TARANTO'S PIZZERIA
Delaware County Chosen 2020 #1 Best Counties to Live in Ohio - Based on comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the county level. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. LEARN MORE
A big shout out to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for renewing her Partnership with Orange Celebration. It is because of people like Darlene supporting our efforts that we are able to bring OC to our community! When you think real estate (buying or selling your home) contact Darlene Schaefer for personalize and professional assistance. LEARN MORE
More event listings available in our area! We added AddEvents.in current listings for more options of events happening in our area. Be sure to access our Events page to view these listings plus other events currently posted! MORE EVENTS
Accessibility Features Now on OrangeCelebration.com - You might have noticed the round blue icon on the top right corner of each page. When you click on it, you are presented with a menu of options to access our service for those with disabilities. We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to people with disabilities, and that our website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. LEARN MORE
"How To Start Your Own Business in 30 Days - First Timer's Guide" - FREE OFFER! This will give you the step-by-step guidance you need to start your own business. Find out how to download this valuable resource. BUSINESS
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
CANCELED! 2020 Annual Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale in Orange Township - THIS EVENT MAY BE POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID-19. WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. 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
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
'Cyberbulling: What Schools and Teachers Can Do' - How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet. Special article in on our School page. SCHOOLS
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
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
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
Parent Teachers Organizations PTO 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 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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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. Note: Listing for local talent will resume after restrictions on local bars and restaurants are lifted and local entertainers can perform again. Currently we are listing streaming concerts, podcast, interviews and more!
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.
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.
OrangeCelebration.com is 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
ROAD CLOSURES & WORK
Road Projects in Orange Township 2020 - Article about some of the road projects scheduled for this year and beyond. LEARN 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
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit Ohgo.com.
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