Zionsville in brief — November 7, 2017


Town Hall dedication – The Town of Zionsville will hold a dedication for its new Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Mayor Tim Haak and the Zionsville Town Council invite the public to see the new building during a dedication ceremony with guided tours, giveaways, appetizers and more.

Math team wins competition –The Zionsville Community High School math competition team won first place at the Huntington Mathematics Competition. The winning team is (pictured from left) Charlie Chiang, Jeremy Chiang, Grant Thompson and Kelsey Merrill.  In addition, Grant Thompson finished third place for the second consecutive year, Jeremy Chiang finished in second place and Charlie Chiang finished first for a clean sweep of the top three spots on their way to their first-place team finish.

Park planning meetings – The Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dept. is seeking public input to help plan the park system for the next five years. Three public input meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Dec. 14 and March 21 in the community room at Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St.

Digital safety series – Zionsville Community Schools presents Parenting in the Digital Age, a series about keeping kids safe in the digital world. The five-part series will cover topics such as safe apps, home wifi security, cyber bullying, online predators and more. The first session is titled App Safety and Securing Your Home Network. It will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 Dec. 6 in the Board Room at the Educational Services Center.

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.

Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.

Book launch – St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church will host a book launch from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Strange Journey tells the stories of two individuals who found themselves back at the door of the Catholic Church via interesting and unorthodox paths. The Celtic Cross Catholic Gift Shop will be on hand with copies of the book, as well as other items for sale. Come on out and meet the authors and celebrate All Souls’ Day! RSVP to parishsecretary@zionsvillecatholic.com

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place will offer a suicide prevention training session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. Cost is $15. Visit EventBrite.com to register.

Waste Management board meeting – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon.

Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. The next event will be held Nov. 29. We will travel to Elkhart to explore the Ruthmere Mansion. The trip includes a lunch tea, entertainment, Christmas décor galore, and more. There are stairs on this trip – no ramps or elevators. Learn more at booneseniors.org.

Public comments needed – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public comments on Central Indiana’s 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan. The public is invited to review and comment on the plan, which can be found online at https://tinyurl.com/Draft-2045-LRTP, at several area public libraries, local government offices or the MPO offices at 200 E. Washington St., Suite 2322, Indianapolis. Comments may be made online in the document, or by phone to Stephanie Belch at 317-327-7599 or email at stephanie.belch@indympo.org. The deadline for comments is midnight Nov. 9.

Dementia support group – Lewy Body Dementia affects about 1.4 million Americans and is the second most common cause of progressive dementia behind Alzheimer’s disease. The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village. For more, contact MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or 601-909-5399.

Girls Night Out – Blooms & Linen Boutique, 27 E. Pine St., will host a girls night out shopping event from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10. The event will highlight local female business owners who will have booths set up around the shop. Learn more at facebook.com/events/1943106992630294/.

New ice cream shop to open – Fundae’s Ice Cream is set to open in Whitestown March 1, 2018. The shop will be at 7157 E. Whitestown Pkwy. Fundae’s will serve 32 flavors of ice cream with a rotating inventory. Their ice cream comes straight from Madison, Wis., and is a super-premium blend made with real Wisconsin cream, which provides a creamy smooth taste.

Home prices decrease – The housing market in Zionsville shifted to buyers’ favor last month when it came to price. According to F.C. Tucker, the average sale price for homes sold in Zionsville in September 2017 was $373,625 at an average of $135.83 per square foot. This sale price represented a 24.6 percent decrease from September 2016. However, lower prices meant stronger competition for buyers as homes in the city sold in 63 days, 27 days faster than this time last year.

New Advisory Council forming – The Indiana Department of Revenue invites tax professionals, attorneys, business stakeholders, advocates and scholars statewide to be considered for appointment to the first-ever Commissioner’s Advisory Council to provide valuable input on tax administration for the state. Twelve members will be selected for two-year appointments. The council will meet quarterly beginning in late January. Applications are available at in.gov/dor/5739.htm and are due by Dec. 1.