Carmel in brief- January 17, 2017


CEF Telethon – The 31st annual Carmel Education Foundation Telethon will take place Jan. 24 to 26. CEF board members, grant winners and Carmel High School National Honor Society members will call parents and past donors to request a donation to CEF. Learn more at

Construction scholarship – The Old Town Design Group of Carmel has established the Orchard Project Scholarship to provide tuition assistance to a Hamilton County student preparing for a career in the construction industry. For the 2017-2018 school year, the Orchard Project will award a $2,500 scholarship. High school seniors and undergraduates may apply. For more information, call 317-816-3151 or email [email protected].

Seeking historical photos — Current is gathering historical photos from the city and community for a regular feature within the publication, “Back in the Day.” Credit for each submission will be given to images sent with a short description and approximate date. For more information, or to submit photos or ideas, please contact Editorial Director Sophie Pappas at [email protected].

Free ACT practice exams – College Tutors, 1 E. Carmel Dr., is offering free practice ACT tests for students wanting the experience. Upcoming dates include Feb. 4 and Mar. 4. There is no charge to take the exam. Register online at

Library events – Carmel Clay Public Library Teen Council presents Yule Ball, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 21. Enjoy a screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Savor a taste of Hogwarts cuisine. Commemorate the night by taking a photo against our gorgeous Yule Ball backdrop. For grades 6-12. RSVPs begin Jan. 2 and run through Jan. 18. Visit Space is limited and this is a popular event, so RSVP early!

Police department hiring – The Carmel Police Dept. is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. The Carmel Police Department offers a variety of assignments with the opportunity for advancement, including promotions and specialized positions. If interested, visit The online application must be completed by Jan. 31. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Sgt. Phil Hobson at [email protected] or 317-571-2526.

Chaucie’s Place receives grant – The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, is supporting Chaucie’s Place with a 2017 programming grant in the amount of $35,000 to support Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™.

GDP growth ranks high – Financial technology company SmartAsset recently completed a survey of counties across the state to find those experiencing the highest GDP growth. Hamilton County ranked fourth overall, with a first place ranking in the category of Business Growth.


Track & Field awards – USA Track & Field Indiana recently held an awards celebration to recognize the Athletes of the Year in various categories. Several Carmel residents were honored, including: Desmond Duffy, Youth, ages 11-12; Ben Myers, Youth, ages 13-14.

Carmel artist has new exhibit – The Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) announces the next Guest Artist Show for the month of January. Local artist Charlene Brown will be exhibiting her original drawings and oil paintings Jan. 4-31, at the SALI Off Broadway Gallery, 299 E. Broadway St. Brown launched her career as a fine artist in 2012 at the Renaissance Gallery in Carmel. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

Dean’s list – The following students have achieved academic honors: Dean College dean’s list – Kendra Wilson; Troy University Provost’s list – Brianna Shackelford; IU Kokomo dean’s list – Cal Deen, Taylor Givens, Joseph Haskett, Anna Luna, Mindy Meyer, Nicholas Stark; Bradley University dean’s list – Christina Herzog and Samuel Kleinman.

Young sworn in – Carmel resident and United States Senator Todd Young was sworn in as Indiana’s Junior Senator for the 115th Congress. Following the official swearing in, Young was joined by his family for a ceremonial swearing in with Vice President Biden.

New scholarship program – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, announces the new Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Up to twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be offered. Applications will be accepted annually from Jan. 1 through April 30. Application and instructions can be found online at

Free science lectures – Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering is offering a series of lectures that are free and open to the public. The lectures start at 7 p.m. and are located in Hartung Hall (room 101). Upcoming topics include: Feb. 16 – What do the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Manhattan Project Have in Common? For more information, contact the AU School of Science and Engineering at (765) 641-4374.

Jared Watson in concert – KKBB salon in Fishers and Carmel will host a tenth anniversary afterparty concert from 9 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 21 at the Old National Centre. The concert will feature Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads. Watson is also co-owner of the Carmel salon and is releasing his first solo project. Tickets are $22.50 at any KKBB salon location, $27.50 at Old National Centre Box Office and $32.50 at Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana.

Restoration award nominations – Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for the annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. The prize goes to the owner of a historic structure that has been restored following the highest standards in method, materials and design. Eligible owners include individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, institutions and government entities. Anyone may submit a nomination—the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, neighbor, appreciative citizen. Nomination forms are available at The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23.

Blood drive – Simply Yoga, LLC, will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Simply Yoga is at 260 S. First St., Zionsville.