Carmel in brief- May 10, 2016


Coffee with a cop – The new McDonald’s at The Bridges in Carmel is hosting a Coffee with a Cop on May 20. The coffee will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

College news – Butler University has named its top 100 students for 2016. Carmel residents Kathryn Utken and Emily Bohn were named to the list. Emily Buchanan was named to the president’s list at College of Charleston. Buchanan was also admitted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Scholarship awarded – Patrick Gray of Carmel has been awarded a scholarship by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. Gray is a junior studying building construction management at Purdue University. He received the HF Tim Hines Scholarship.

Click It or Ticket – During May, local law enforcement will participate in the annual Click It or Ticket campaign to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up. High visibility patrols will be conducted and those who are not wearing seat belts will be ticketed. For more information, visit

Sustainable Living Seminar – The Carmel Green Initiative presents Water … Connecting the Drops from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Find out where our drinking water comes from and what we can do to protect it. Learn about the state of our ground water and its impact on economic development. A panel of experts will lead this free event. For more information, visit

Democratic Women meeting – The Democratic Women of Hamilton Co. will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on May 21 at the Delaware Township Community Building, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers. Please bring a canned food item for the food pantry.

Essay contest winners – The Sertoma Club recently held its annual Heritage Essay Contest for sixth graders in the Indianapolis area. Over 1,400 essays were submitted. Two Carmel students were among the winners. Gracie Fisher of Carmel Middle School won third place and Sarah Warf of Carmel Middle School won second place.

Art student takes second – Carmel native and Savannah College of Art and Design student Rachel Miller recently won second place at the 35th annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival held in Georgia. Miller won in the individual SCAD students category for a cash prize of $800.

Historical Speaker Series – The Carmel Clay Historical Society presents its Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the Museum of Miniature Houses, 111 E. Main St. Thomas Hamm will present Quakers and the Underground Railroad. Carmel lore suggests that passengers on the underground railroad traveled north along Williams Creek through Clay Township to the Quaker settlement of Poplar Ridge.

Pops concert – St. Marks United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St., will hold a Spring Pops concert and pitch-in lunch at 12:15 p.m. on May 15. Selections will include music from movies including Forest Gump, Rocky, and Star Wars and more. The concert is free. For more information, visit or call 317-846-4912.

Civil War Roundtable – The Hamilton Co. Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. May 11 at Carmel City Hall. Retired attorney Chuck Beemer will speak on Lew Wallace and the Shiloh Controversy. The Battle of Shiloh itself will not be discussed in detail, but will form the backdrop for the controversy. The public is invited and admission is free.

Program for preteen girls – IU Health North will host Girlology – There’s Something New About You for girls in grades 4-5 from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 22. The program is designed to teach girls about puberty so they can face it with confidence and excitement. Cost is $20 per person and includes a goody bag for each girl. To register, visit and click on program descriptions.

CPD hiring – The Carmel Police Dept. is accepting applications for the position of police officer. CPD offers a variety of assignments with the opportunity for advancement, including promotions and specialized positions. Visit for to view qualifications and complete an application. Applications are due by May 15.

Percussion clinic – Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to the Carmel High School Percussion Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the high school band room, entrance #29. Techniques on keyboard and drums will be taught and a parent performance will be held at 1 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, pizza and snacks. Register at