MetroNet installing fiber optic network – MetroNet is working in the downtown Zionsville area in neighborhoods and near the library. It is also constructing in northeast Zionsville, east of 421. The crews should cause little, if any, traffic disruption. Residents will see a series of messages before construction activity begins in their neighborhood, including a letter, postcard and yard marker. Next, they will see crews identifying underground utilities and marking their locations with temporary paint. In the following days, MetroNet contractor teams will begin building the fiber optic network.
F.C. Tucker real estate stats – Homes in Zionsville continue to fly off the market and increase in price. According to F.C. Tucker, the average sale price for homes sold in Zionsville in October 2018 was $482,550 at an average of $159.37 per square foot, a sales price increase of 1.5 percent and the highest price in the area. Homes in the city sold in an average of 52 days, 41 days faster than October last year.
Adult clothing donations needed – The adult clothing closet at Love INC, a Boone County charity, is in need of adult sweatshirts and men’s jeans, waist size 34-42. Please bring donations to Love INC at 817 W. Pearl St. in Lebanon, during office hours; 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesday through Thursday.
Art IN Hand Gallery to feature student artwork – Art IN Hand Gallery, 211 South Main St. in Zionsville, will feature student artwork from Zionsville High School for the month of December. The gallery is ppen Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be open late Dec. 6, 13 and 20 until 8 pm. The gallery also will host ill host an “Art After Five” First Friday event Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Nature Park to offer holiday craft – Zion Nature Center, located at 690 Beech St., will offer a holiday card paper-making class Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon. Attendees will learn how to make their own paper with a few simple steps, then create a holiday card and unique gift tags. Space is limited. Register at www.zionnaturecenter.org.
Centier Bank Giving Days – Centier Bank aims to raise funds for nonprofits from now through mid-December. The nonprofits selected for “Giving Days” include the Boone County Humane Society and Zionsville Education Foundation in Boone County. To participate, any member of the public can visit Centier Bank and mention Giving Days. For every visitor, Centier Bank will donate $10 to a participating organization. If the visitor completes a free financial check-up with Centier, the bank will donate an additional $25 to the organization. Centier will cap donations at $1,000 per organization. The promotion will run through Dec. 15. Centier Bank is located at 50 N. Ford Rd. in Zionsville.
Holiday Shop on Hanley Lane – Laura Heigl, a Zionsville realtor with Century 21 Scheetz, and custom home builder Executive Homes will host a community holiday shopping event and children’s sock drive Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. at 8105 Hanley Lane in Pemberton of Zionsville. Spanning three levels in a custom-built luxury home, 12 local artisans and vendors will selling giftable items such as jewelry, home decor, beauty products, clothing and more. New children’s socks for ages 1-12 and monetary donations will be accepted on behalf of Safe Families for Children Central Indiana to utilize in their Christmas shop.
Main Street to feature Santa and horse-drawn wagons – Every Saturday and Sunday in December, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered in the Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a part of Christmas in the Village.
zWORKS hosts Toys for Tots drive – zWORKS has donation boxes for Toys for Tots, now through Dec. 21. Anyone wanting to donate can place gifts in the donation boxes at either of the zWORKS locations, 85 E. Cedar St. and 75 E. Pine St. in Zionsville. Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12.
Tom Wood hosts Toy Drive – The Tom Wood Automotive Group Toy Drive is happening now through Dec. 12, benefitting Avondale Meadows YMCA. The YMCA aims to give 2-3 toys to every child, ages 0 -15. New, unwrapped toys or monetary donations can be dropped off at Tom Wood, 4620 E. 96th Street in Indianapolis.
Hospital launches valet parking – Free valet parking is now available for patients and visitors at Indiana University Health North Hospital. The valet is stationed at the north entrance of the hospital. When drivers are ready to retrieve their car, they may text the valet team or stop by the valet stand. Valet parking is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Riverview Health recognized – The Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Riverview Health in Noblesville was recently recognized with a certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. To earn this three-year certification, Riverview underwent an extensive peer-review accreditation process to confirm the adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.
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