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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. 

ANNOUNCEMENT!  Unfortunately, the Christmas House Decoration Contest has been cancelled. We are planning a new Spring contest to be announced at a later date. Thank you! 
 

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, and we're here to help you find what you're looking for! Use our navigational menus or different topics to explore our website - and Orange Township.  Our service is made available through our supporters, so if you like what we're doing please help by becoming a supporter!  Thank you for visiting, and be sure to tell your friends about us!  

ORANGE CELEBRATION'S OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Fundraisers

Announcement! Visit our newest page - Fundraisers! Make a difference by helping those in need!

OrangeCelebration News

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

Entertainment in Orange Township

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

Events & Activities in Orange Township

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Friday, December 14, 6pm, The Strand Theatre, Main Street Delaware

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

Get Your Biz Buzz'n - Starting & Growing Your Business in Orange Township & Delaware County

Santa's Coming

The Letters to Santa mailbox is officially accepting letters at Orange Township Hall (1680 E. Orange Rd). When making out your letter, please be sure to include your first & last name and mailing address.

Letters will be accepted through Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  And be sure to coming out and see Santa on Sunday, December 2, 4pm - 6pm, Orange Township Hall at the Holiday Celebration!

ORANGE CELEBRATION'S OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Fantasy of Lights

Thursday, November 19th - January 1st. 
Located at the Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds at
3311 South Old State Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm | Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm.  Stop by Taranto's Pizzeria at Polaris and pick up a $5 discount coupon (terms apply, while supplies last). 

Military Appreciation Nights: Nov 27 - 29 and Dec 26 - 27.  Veterans can enter for a discount ($10) and active-duty military members and their spouses are admitted for FREE with ID.

The 3-mile holiday lights show is operated at Alum Creek State Park Campground and features more than 145 Light displays.

SHOP SMALL IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN ORANGE TOWNSHIP EVERYDAY!

Celebrate local businesses in our community! Show your love for local businesses over the Christmas season! With over 2,000 businesses in our area, shop to support your community.

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 stays in the community. The same $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. 

2018 HALLOWEEN DECORATION CONTEST

WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED!  

THANKS TO THOSE EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR'S CONTEST! Find out who won our top prizes, and what everyone won just for entering!

Click below to see who won! ... 

ORANGE CELEBRATION'S OPEN FOR BUSINESS

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL MUSICIANS

Orange Township offers a wealth of local musicians and bands.  By going out and listening to these artist you are supporting and encouraging them by being there.  Many are very talented artist who have played for years in our area...recorded songs, teaching, participate in local events, and doing what they love to do...entertain YOU!  So if you're looking for something to do,  please stop by one of our local venues to listen to a song or two while enjoying a drink, or enjoy an evening of dancing and fellowship with others from our area. Most establishments offer free cover charges, too!  

OrangeCelebration.com offers the most comprehensive list of local talent (and upcoming stars, too) with date, time, location and a link for more information. Over the past 3 years, we have promoted over 175 local performers and bands. Also probe our special 'Featured Local Musicians' with live videos at the bottom of Music page. MUSIC >>>    

Our Supports

We are forever grateful to the following local businesses and organizations for helping to support our efforts!
Would you like to help? Become a supporter and start to benefit from your association with OrangeCelebration.com. Please access our SUPPORTERS PAGE for details.

OC REPORTS
News and Updates

Delaware County District Library Offers Free Access to Online Educational Courses

Lynda.com access is now available to all Delaware County District Library cardholders

Delaware, OH -- The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Access to this learning tool was announced earlier this summer via a statewide partnership between the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, and LinkedIn.


Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.

Lynda.com is free to patrons of DCDL with a library card number and PIN. It can be accessed from any device with an internet connection inside or outside of the library. Lynda.com courses are available for dozens of popular software and developer tools, including:

· Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)


· Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)


· Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux


· Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and PHP



In addition, Lynda.com offers courses on business topics and personal advancement, such as:

· Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing


· Business skills, communication, marketing, and leadership

· Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management

· Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography, and more

“We are very excited to be able to offer this resource to Delaware residents.," said George Needham, Director, DCDL. "Lynda.com will make it possible for users to prepare for new jobs or to improve the skills in their current positions, but it will also allow them to pursue new hobbies and maybe even find a new passion."


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, but you don’t have to wait. Sign up now for a DCDL card and start learning with Lynda.com. LEARN MORE


Hannah Simpson

Communications Specialist - Delaware County District Library

84 E. Winter St

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 362-3861

(740) 972-0513

Planet Oasis Amusement Park

Planet Oasis amusement park and sports complex planned on 350 acres in Delaware County next to Tanger Outlet Mall

Planned attractions include Amusement rides, Indoor water park, Indoor roller coaster, Indoor surfing, e-sports Arena, Skateboarding, Bowling, Shopping, Health and wellness center, Movie theatre, Butterfly park, BMX course, plus 160,000 sf of indoor sports venue. There is also the possibility of up to 15 hotels and conference center. The park/sports complex will center around a 15-20 acre salt water lake with beach and boardwalk. The complex could create over 15,000 new jobs to Delaware County over the next couple of years. The project is being developed by David Glimcher's Blue Horseshoe Ventures Limited, and is expected to open in 2019.   Click on links below for updates and progress of amusement park. 
INFO$40 MILLION THEATRE-DINING-GAME CENTER   
INFO: $10 MILLION ESPORTS ARENA

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


NEW PAGES ADDED TO OrangeCelebration.com

Fundraisers!  Find out about local events to help those less fortunate, to raise money for school events, clubs or projects, or support for those who have given to our community and country.  LEARN MORE

Resources & Points of Interest!  We have create this new page to help consolidate many of the resources Orange Township, and highlight many of the special places to visit in our area. ACCESS 


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 175 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 


Orange Township Community Branding Initiative Survey - Orange Township is requesting everyone take their survey to help with this project. To gather insights that support the development of the Orange Township brand and get a deeper understanding of public perception and preferences, and will only take a few minutes.  Thank you! LEARN MORE


Fire/EMS Levy Fact Sheet - On Tuesday, November 6th, Orange Township is asking residents to renew our current 7.0 mill Fire/EMS Levy.  FACT SHEET


One of our supporters, EyeShop Optical  Center, was recognized as one of America’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  


Trick or Treat in Orange Township will be held Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8pm.  Orange Township adopted to follow the recommended Trick or Treat schedule as set forth by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission between the hours of 6pm-8pm. Communities are not required to follow the recommended Trick or Treat schedule as approved by MORPC and may hold their Trick or Treat on a different schedule; however, Orange Township has adopted to follow the schedule set forth by MORPC including holding the event rain or shine. 

We Just Keep Getting Better! (and Bigger!) OC is adding Olentangy school information for your convenience.  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.  LEARN MORE 


Our Appreciation to AmeriHealth Chiropractic & Wellness for their continued support of Orange Celebration! Without our supporters this website and social media sites wouldn't be possible.  Dr. John Moore has been a champion of Orange Township for many years, and is active in his church and community. Contact Dr. Moore for your chiropractic needs. LEARN MORE


VOTING INFORMATION  - Contact the Delaware County Board of Elections at www.delawareboe.org for information regarding early and absentee voting as well as any other questions you may have about the Special Election. The Absentee Vote Center is open. 


DATA Bus OSU Home Game Transportation Survey! DATA Bus is working on having a connector bus from locations around Delaware County to COTA's Bus it to the Buckeye's bus at Crosswoods Park -N-Ride. We need your input to make this happen! We appreciate your time in completing this survey so that we may better serve our community.  TAKE SURVEY


Another SHOUT OUT goes to The Inn at Olentangy Trail for continuing to support OrangeCelebration.com!  They have been a supporter over the past several years, plus have donated to other events. A true champion of our community by helping our senior citizens by providing professional and friendly care services. LEARN MORE


A special THANK YOU to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for continuing to support OrangeCelebration.com.  She has been a super supporter of OC over the years, and it's people like Darlene that are helping to get the word out about how great a community Orange Township is to live and work. We appreciate her continued support not only as a sponsor but by contributing to other events too! LEARN 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. 


View current and upcoming Delaware County road closures and detours on Google Maps LEARN MORE


2018 Road Construction Guide, Delaware County, Ohio - List county and township road projects, plus 2019-20 projects. PDF FILE. LEARN MORE


Orange Township Spring 2018 Newsletter - If you missed it, READ IT HERE 


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

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


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. 


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 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.


DCDL AWARDS STAFF FAVORITES FOR STUDENT ART - County Students Participated in Library Art Show in Conjunction with Delaware Arts Festival, held on May 20-21, 2017.  SEE WINNERS HERE


Library Unveiled New Bookmobile - After 16 years of use and 106,000 miles, the current Delaware County District Library (DCDL) Bookmobile will retire and a new Bookmobile will join the DCDL family. The Bookmobile, part of the award-winning Community & Family Outreach Services Department will have an official ribbon cutting on First Friday, January 5, at 6:00 p.m. outside the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce offices. After a brief ceremony, the Bookmobile will be open for the public to tour throughout the evening until 9:00 p.m. LEARN MORE


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.  


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!


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


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

OrangeCelebration.com is a free service made available through our supporters. Want to become part of our service as a SUPPORTER and received positive exposure for your business or organizations? Contact us for more information on how you can get involved. And Thank You for accessing our service! 

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.

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 

SourcePoint Unveiled New Branch Office on Polaris Parkway - A Delaware County nonprofit, SourcePoint provides residents of the county age 55 and older with professional expertise, services and programs. The new location will help support those 55 and older with programs and resources in southern Delaware county. LEARN MORE

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