Zionsville in brief – August 16, 2016


Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Safest cities – Protection1 Security Solutions recently conducted a study to determine the safest cities in Indiana. The rankings were based on the FBI uniform crime reports from 2014. Zionsville ranked first in the state with just six property or violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

Source: Protection1 Security Solutions

Tutors needed – The United Way is seeking volunteer tutors for its ReadUP program. Tutors will work about four hours a month helping third graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary schools. Volunteers need to attend a training session and pass a criminal history check. For more information, visit www.uwci.org/register-for-readup-boone.

Native tree sale – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual native tree sale. Trees are $25 and will be approximately 3- to 5-feet tall at delivery. Orders are due Sept. 3. Trees can be picked up Sept. 9 from 2 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds llama barn. Online ordering and payment is available at www.hamiltonswcd.org.

New area code – Beginning Oct. 17, all new phone numbers assigned within the 317 area will receive the new 463 area code. This will not affect existing phone numbers. Ten-digit dialing will continue to be necessary for local calls to be completed. For more information, visit www.att.com/areacode.

All-wheel track demo – American Ramp Company will set up an all-wheel pumptrack from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 20 at 6210 Veterans Dr., Whitestown. The track is designed for all ages and skill levels. Come with your bike, skateboard or scooter to check it out and have some fun.

Scholarship awarded – Zionsville High School student Dominic Rossi received a full scholarship along with 42 other rising high school seniors from across the country to attend the Opportunities to Learn About Business Program at Wabash College. Rossi and his team won the Tobey Award for developing the most focused and effective advertising campaign. Rossi also won a public speaking award.

Benefit concert – A fundraising concert to benefit Love INC will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 W. Oak St. The Purduettes will be featured. Drinks and desserts will be provided at 7:00 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction items are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.loveincbc.org.

Dean’s list – Florida Tech – Jacob Lane; Manchester University – Eric Weitholter and Matthew Jordan.

Award nominations sought – Boone REMC is accepting applications for awards that recognize the community spirit of Indiana’s youth. The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities and whose parents live on electric cooperative lines in Indiana. Applications are available online at www.bremc.com/community/youth-programs; submission deadline is Sept. 30.

Lilly scholarship applications – The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process is now open. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for books and equipment for four years at any accredited Indiana public or private university. Please note the earlier deadline this year – Sept. 8. For more information, visit www.communityfoundationbc.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarships/.

Violent intruder response training – Zionsville PD is hosting ALICE – an active shooter response training course for instructors. This two-day course is designed to teach administrators and leaders how to react in a violent intruder event. The course will be conducted Aug. 29 and 30 in the Zionsville Town Hall. Cost is $595 per person. For more information, or to register, visit www.AliceTraining.com.

Library programs – Cookbook exchange – During the entire month of August, you can bring in cookbooks to trade for different ones. There is a maximum of five trades and cookbooks must be at least 25 pages long. The library will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. For more information, visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us or call 317-873-3149.

Nature Center news – Meet the beekeepers – 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the nature center. Visit the bees, make a bee craft and meet the beekeepers. National Dog Walk Day – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive. Join us for an evening walk through Starkey Park and a chance to socialize with other dog owners. Dogs must be on a leash and under owner’s control at all times.

Free movie nights – Whitestown Parks presents Free Movie Nights at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. All movies begin at 8 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water are provided at no charge. Movie lineup includes: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Road Chip – Sept. 9; Inside Out – Oct. 8; Kung Fu Panda 2 – Nov. 12.

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