Carmel in brief — December 19, 2017


Celebrations series – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents its series Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship on Wednesdays at noon. The next session will be held Dec. 27 and is Create Your Own Mini Art workshop. All ages are welcome to come and create either a 2-D or 3-D work of art. The Museum will provide all materials. Admission is free for this event.

4-H Open House – Hamilton County 4-H will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. 4-H is an educational program where youth learn by doing. They create, build, research, sew, cook, and many other activities. Stop by anytime to learn more about the programs and to pick up project manuals. For more information, call 317-776-0854 or visit Registration ends Jan. 15.

Express Transit fares to decrease – Effective Jan. 1, the fare to ride Hamilton County Express Public Transit will change. The fare will be lowered from $5 to $3 per one-way trip. A 10-ride pass for $30 will be available. HCE is discontinuing its one-month pass for unlimited rides and its student discount. To request a ride on Hamilton County Express, call 317-773-2668 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recycle holiday lights – From now through Jan. 11, The Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, along with Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a holiday light recycling drive for Carmel residents. Residents may recycle used holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware, 731 S. Range Line Rd. In addition, the Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams will be offering recycling at the individual schools.

Santa at Clay Terrace – Santa Claus will usher in the holiday season at Clay Terrace in his house in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods during retail hours from now through Dec. 24. For more information, visit

Town Hall meeting – State Legislators Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at Westfield City Hall, 130 Penn S. Spartz encourages residents of Senate District 20 to attend and share their thoughts on issues affecting the community and state.

 Envirothon contest open – Registration is open for high school students to sign up for this spring’s Central Region Envirothon contest hosted by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Each team will study resource problems in five environmental areas. Teams may consist of members from a variety of organizations: clubs at school, Scouts, home-schooled students, and 4-H Clubs. The deadline for Envirothon coaches to register their teams is Feb. 23. For more, visit or contact Ginger Davis at 317-773-2181. 

Free meditation class – Sahaja Meditation Indiana presents a free mediation class at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Learn to reduce stress and experience inner peace through meditation. The class will be held at Old National Bank, 1430 S. Range Line Rd. For more, visit

New VP joins Busey – Busey has hired Matt Darrah as vice president & commercial relationship manager, working out of the 11550 N. Meridian, Suite 100 location in Carmel. With more than 14 years of experience in financial services, Darrah connects clients and capital together, helping business owners meet and exceed their goals and objectives.

New Danny Boy locations opens – Carmel-based Danny Boy Beer Works has opened its newest location in Bloomington, just a block away from the IU campus. The new pub is located at 208 S. Dunn St. and features seating for 50 people upstairs and an additional 40 on the lower level, which is also available to rent for private parties.

Police department hiring – The Carmel Police Dept. is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Those interested should visit to view minimum qualifications and complete the online application. The application must be completed by Feb. 11. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Lt. Joe Bickel at or 317-571-2526.

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